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September 27, 2022

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Kevin Flynn & Chris Chamides

USMNT gets “butts kicked”, Saudi Arabia awaits, U Mass’ alumni game, soldiers turned soccer players, boots & cleats, referee mobbing, US Soccer’s new CEO, and undefeated LMU

Kevin and Chris discuss USMNT’s Tough Loss to Japan, praise Japan’s performance, while dissecting USMNT’s lackluster efforts. Is this what we should expect from Team USA? The boys dive into Berhalter’s coaching strategies, anticipate the game against Saudi Arabia, and lament the timing of the World Cup in November. Kevin returns to U Mass for his alumni game, celebrate soldiers’ success as players, critique kangaroo boots vs. modern cleats, express their disgust for referee mobbing, welcome U.S. Soccer’s new CEO, JT Batson, and revel in LMU’s undefeated season. Another full week on the pitch for OTB.

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Kevin Flynn

Kevin Flynn is a stand-up comedian, actor, television host, and Founder/Executive Director of the Nantucket Comedy Festival, which benefits Stand Up and Learn, a comedy education program that teaches kids confidence, creativity, and communication skills through the medium of stand-up comedy.

After graduating from the University of Massachusetts where he was captain of the soccer team, Kevin went on to play three years of professional soccer in the Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL).  Following his soccer career, Kevin transitioned from pro-athlete to professional sportscaster, host and entertainer.  He covered World Cup Soccer for Fox Sports, ESPN and ABC. Flynn’s Sports Figure show on ESPN received the POLK Award for excellence in children’s programming.

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Chris Chamides

Chris Chamides was 2021 NCAA Coach of the Year and is now the head coach of the Loyola Marymount University women’s soccer program.

Chris headed Cal State LA men’s soccer from 2003 to 2021, where he won the Division II National Championship in 2021, following an appearance in the National Championship game in 2019. Chris was also the head coach of Cal State LA’s women’s soccer program from 2003 to 2012 where he became, as with the men, the program’s all-time leader in wins.

In addition to winning at the collegiate level, Chris has worked with several Major League Soccer clubs including LAFC, San Jose Earthquakes, and Chivas USA.

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