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

Celebrating the World's game from an American perspective

Ted Westervelt, known for his outspoken stance on promotion and relegation in American soccer, joins this week's episode of OTB.

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Over the Ball Soccer Podcast : Kevin Flynn and Dave Gallego

#252 – Think the U.S. soccer system needs a shake-up? Hear from one of its biggest advocates! Ted Westervelt, known for his outspoken stance on promotion and relegation in American soccer, joins this week’s episode of OTB.

Ted Westervelt, known as @soccerreform on social media, is a prominent advocate for promotion and relegation in U.S. soccer. Born in Elgin, Illinois, he attended Scattergood Friends School and Earlham College. Westervelt’s passion for soccer has made him a leading voice in the #ProRelForUSA movement, which seeks to implement a promotion and relegation system in American soccer.

The discussion explores the challenges and opportunities of promotion and relegation, focusing on the impact of closed leagues, the NFL owner’s possible influence, and missed opportunities in women’s soccer. It also highlights the potential for growth in the USL and other lower divisions and considers the historical significance of older soccer clubs.

Kevin and Dave also cover the weeks hottest stories in the world of global soccer, including Kevin’s recent travel experiences in Asia, recent promotion and relegation in Premier leagues, and players like Cristiano Ronaldo selling out to play in the Saudi League. The episode ends with a hilarious edition of “Getting to Know You.”  So come celebrate the Beautiful Game on this week’s edition of Over the Ball.

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