Over the Ball Soccer Podcast: Celebrating the World's Game from an American Perspective

Celebrating the World's game from an American perspective

Former NASL and Canadian soccer star Bob Lenarduzzi joins the boys at Over the Ball

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#242 – Former NASL and Canadian soccer star Bob Lenarduzzi joins the boys at Over the Ball to talk Redding F.C., Team Canada, NASL glory, and the world’s game from an American perspective.

🎙️Join Kevin and Dave on this week’s episode Over the Ball podcast as we dive into the captivating career and accomplishments of Bob Lenarduzzi—a living legend whose impact reverberates across stadiums, boardrooms, and hearts. Whether he was donning cleats or making strategic decisions, Lenarduzzi’s passion for the game has left an indelible mark on the field with Reading FC, the Vancouver Whitecaps, and the Canadian national team, where he proudly wore the maple leaf at the 1984 Summer Olympics and the 1986 FIFA World Cup. Bob is

the sole Canadian to have clinched the NASL Player of the Year award in 1979 and played a pivotal role in the Whitecaps’ NASL Soccer Bowl championship triumph that same year, knocking out the Cosmos to a stunned Giants Stadium crowd. 

Bob continued to leave his mark on soccer history as the coach of the Vancouver 86ers (now Whitecaps) to four consecutive Canadian Soccer League titles, taking over later as the club’s general manager and director of soccer operations, where he shaped the team’s destiny. His influence extended to the Canadian national team and where his tireless advocacy for soccer in Vancouver earned him a rightful place in the National Soccer Hall of Fame and the Whitecaps FC president, he turned dreams into reality, establishing a professional soccer legacy that continues to inspire generations.

Tune in to our podcast episode as we unravel the layers of Bob Lenarduzzi’s remarkable career—a journey fueled by passion, resilience, and unwavering love for the beautiful game. ⚽🎧

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