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New England Soccer Journal reaches the pulse of the region’s soccer scene in a vibrant new way, thanks to The Goal podcast with Matt Langone. Each episode features dynamic guests from across the sport’s spectrum, with a focus on prospects.

New England Soccer Journal reaches the pulse of the region’s soccer scene in a vibrant new way, thanks to The Goal podcast with Matt Langone. Each episode features dynamic guests from across the sport’s spectrum, with a focus on prospects.


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New England Soccer Journal reaches the pulse of the region’s soccer scene in a vibrant new way, thanks to The Goal podcast with Matt Langone. Each episode features dynamic guests from across the sport’s spectrum, with a focus on prospects.




Owen Finberg: Final Flourish at South Kent

Owen Finberg recently wrapped up his final season as head coach of the South Kent School Cardinals, concluding a tenure that began in 2004. He joins host Matt Langone to discuss:


Rhode Island FC Co-Founder Michael Parkhurst

The guest is Rhode Island FC co-founder Michael Parkhurst, a Cranston RI native who enjoyed a playing career with squads including the U.S. national team and the New England Revolution. Mike talks about:


Soccer Columnist Frank Dell’Apa

The guest is longtime soccer columnist Frank Dell’Apa who joins the show to talk about the upcoming World Cup in Qatar.


Bridgton Academy Coach Jim Hopkins

Jim Hopkins, head coach of Bridgton Academy, joins the show to talk about his unique program. Hopkins spent three years as Associate Head Soccer Coach at his alma mater, the University of Southern Maine, where he was also a three-year captain for the soccer team from 1997-99.


NE Prep Soccer Postseason Preview

Matt Langone and Mike Zhe break down the brackets as they look ahead to the postseason for both boys and girls varsity prep soccer.


Loomis-Chaffee Coach Linda Hathorn

Loomis-Chaffee coach Linda Hathorn joins the show to talk about the foundations of her program and her methods of inspiration.


Brad Feldman: Voice of the Revs Saying Goodbye?

Brad Feldman, longtime voice of the New England Revolution, joins the show to discuss what went wrong for the Revs this season; and whether he may have called his last match in New England.


The Div. 3 Soccer Landscape

Host Matt Langone is joined by NESJ contributor Jonathan Sigal to talk about local Division 3 soccer on both the men’s and women’s side.


Harvard’s Hamblin Leads Women For 7th Season

Chris Hamblin is the head coach of the Harvard women’s soccer team, now in his seventh season. A native of the UK, Hamblin recently became an American citizen. In this podcast, Hamblin talks about the challenges coaching at the Ivy League level and what he likes best about the job.


SNHU Coach Taylor Shares Lessons Learned

Josh Taylor has been the men’s soccer head coach at SNHU since 2015 after spending eight years as assistant coach. He credits a number of coaches as being transformative in his career. As he heads into this coming season, Coach Taylor talks about how he became head coach, and the people he values that helped him in his position.


Canton H.S. Coach Danny Erickson On 30 Years at the Helm

Canton (Mass.) High School Head Boys’ Soccer Coach Danny Erickson joins us in studio to talk about a largely successful past season and what he’s doing to make the upcoming season even better. Erickson also talks about what he has learned in his 30 years as head coach.


Talking 2022 Boys Prep Season With Northfield Mount Hermon Coach Malcolm

Charlie Malcolm is the boys’ head coach of Northfield Mount Hermon, the 2021 NEPSAC Class A champion team. Coach Malcolm joins us to discuss his victorious year and to preview the upcoming season of boys’ prep soccer.


Worcester Academy’s Marino On Learning From Championship Loss

How does it feel to come one game away from a championship? Coming up on her tenth season as Women’s Head Coach at Worcester Academy, Jennifer Marino shares a painful she lesson she has learned from and will make the program better. Marino, joining us via Zoom, also gives her thoughts on the other teams in the league to look out for.


Stonehill’s Coach Reddish Oversees Move to Division I

Coach Jim Reddish has been head coach at Stonehill College since 2008, but this year is going to be a new challenge: The Easton (Mass.) school has moved from Division II to Division I. Coach Reddish shares his passion for the school and his pitch for bringing great soccer players to join the Skyhawks.


Wesleyan Women’s Head Coach Meredith On Best Season Yet

Eva Meredith is entering her 19th season at Wesleyan. Her team is coming off its best season ever that saw it go to the Division III Final Four. Coach Meredith talks about that special season and what she’s doing to make this upcoming year even better for her team.


NECSL Founder Carey Builds His League

Sean Carey is the founder of the New England Club Soccer League, which now has more than 2,000 teams and 25,000 players. He started the league in 2020, after helping to lead the New England Premiership. Carey describes the NECSL as providing “A first team experience for all of your teams.” As if that weren’t enough, his day job is teaching elementary school. Listen to this interview with a remarkable, groundbreaking soccer steward.


Revolution Academy’s Panayotou Reflects on Championship

Midfielder Jack Panayotou has barely had time to rest since helping to win the New England Revolution’s U-19 team to the MLS NEXT Cup championship in June. Panayotou shot the team’s only goal in a 1-0 thriller over San Francisco. The Cambridge (Mass.) resident is a product of the Rev’s academy, and discusses his road to the championship, as well as what makes for a really cool goal dance. (Hint: You can’t always plan them.)


UVM Men’s Coach Rob Dow Looks to Repeat As America East Champ

Matt is joined by UVM Men’s Soccer Head Coach Rob Dow, who is already looking ahead to the next season. It is looking promising following the team’s win in last season’s America East tournament. Coach Dow talks about his program, especially what he looks for in a player and how Burlington, Vermont, is a beautiful town in which to play and learn.


FC Stars’ Jason Dewhurst Leads Successful Club

Joining us via Zoom this week is the Executive Director of FC Stars and ECNL Girls Director Jason Dewhurst. He has helped the non-profit organization flourish and become one of the top clubs in New England. Dewhurst talks with host Matt Langone about why he does the job and what soccer players get out of this exciting program.


Comedy Threesome Has Laughs About Soccer

The hosts of the hilarious Soccerheads New England podcast join Matt in studio for a funny look at soccer and their history with the game. Jim Ruberti, Dave Rattigan and Paul Nardizzi share their observations and jokes about the game in this fast and fun take on the game.