Welcome to Over the Ball! This week, Dave Gallego debuts as comedian and ex-pro player Kevin Flynn’s new co-host as they dig into the latest news and events in world football from an American Perspective. OTB explores some of the most interesting developments in soccer this weekend, including the upcoming MLS CUP and how Columbus made it there, an update on Bob Bradley’s stint as head coach of Norway’s Stabaek, and a look at NCAA Mens Div 1 Final 4 tournaments taking place Friday at Louisville Kentucky.
Best Ever World Cup Ends With Argentina and Messi on Top – Bob Ley Joins Kevin and Chris To Recap One of the Most Exciting Finals Ever
Best World Cup ever as Mbappe hat trick is not enough to stop Lionel Messi and Argentina as they win on PKs. Argentina gets their third World Cup Title and with that and cements Messi as the GOAT. Lionel Messi now shares Argentinian World Cup Hero status with Mario Kempes and Diego Maradona. More importantly, solidifies his superiority over Ronaldo at the GOAT. Kevin, Bob, and Chris all share their feelings about the game while tipping their hat to France for one of the greatest comebacks in history with their ability to drive the game to a shootout. This and much more of this week’s edition of OTB.
Bob Ley and Grayle Howlett Join Kevin and Chris to Pay Tribute to Journalist Grant Wahl – Celebrating the Man, His Heart, His Passion, and His Impact on the World of Soccer.
Early Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022 soccer journalist Grant Wahl died suddenly while covering the World Cup match between Argentina and the Netherlands. Wahl, one of the most well-known and respected soccer writers in the United States, was loved throughout the soccer world and beyond. Well-known and celebrated for his heart, passion, integrity, and incredible knowledge of the game, Grant’s passing shocked the world and the soccer community. Kevin and Chris are joined by legendary sportscaster Bob Ley, and close friend and colleague Grayle Howlett to pay tribute to the man, his incredible heart, his sterling reputation, his immense passion, and his impact on the soccer world.
We’re down to the Final 8 (Croatia v. Brazil : Netherlands v. Argentina : Morocco v. Portugal :
England v. France) and Kevin and Chris assess the fallout from the US Men’s loss, discuss the future of the team and Berhalter, share their picks for the final rounds, and share their choice for where they would send their child to learn the game of futbal.
USMNT Go Down With a Fight. Dominic Kinnear Joins Kevin To Discuss The Good, The Bad, And The Heartbreak.
US puts together an aggressive, fast-paced attack but misses several opportunities to put the ball in the back of the net, while the Dutch’s discipline and precision take advantage of US backline defense failures. We finally see Reyna and perhaps a glimpse of the future.
USA Moves On To The Knockout Round. With Christian Pulisic’s self-sacrificing goal, USMNT Beats Iran 1-0 and is Scheduled To Play The Netherlands on Saturday 9 am EST.
In what can only be described as a gutsy and passionate performance by Team USA, the USMNT moves on to the Knockout Round where they will play the Dutch on Saturday at 9 am EST. Kevin and Chris break down the game, opine about Berhalter’s changes to the starting line-up, analyze his 75th-minute substitution decisions, […]