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

Celebrating the World's game from an American perspective

Mike Woitalla, Executive Editor of Soccer America joins the boys at OTB to dissect USMNT recent performances.

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#255 – Mike Woitalla, Executive Editor of Soccer America joins the boys at OTB to dissect USMNT recent performances.

Mike Woitalla, Executive Editor of Soccer America, joins Kevin and Dave to review the USMNT’s recent performance. They analyze the team’s lackluster game against Colombia and the friendly match against Brazil. The discussion also includes predictions on the significance of the 2024 Copa América for Coach Gregg Berhalter. With decades of soccer journalism experience, Mike brings deep insights into game highlights, player transfers, and referee decisions. Additionally, he’s an active volunteer coach, referee, and photographer with SWB Oakland, contributing to the sport from youth leagues to the professional level. Kevin highlights the tactical adjustments needed for the USMNT to compete effectively on the global stage, emphasizing the importance of a solid defensive strategy and creative midfield play. Dave counters with a focus on improving player development programs within the US, suggesting a long-term approach to cultivate homegrown talent capable of succeeding internationally. Mike and the hosts delve into the potential impact of upcoming international fixtures and tournaments, providing a comprehensive overview of the challenges and opportunities awaiting the USMNT. Their conversation underscores the critical role of strategic planning and consistent performance in elevating the team’s global standing.

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