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Arman Kafai and Steven Jotterand host an all American soccer podcast. They bring you in-depth analysis, hot topics, and intriguing interviews with some of the most important figures in American soccer. It's a fresh take on the beautiful game and always related to American soccer.

Arman Kafai and Steven Jotterand host an all American soccer podcast. They bring you in-depth analysis, hot topics, and intriguing interviews with some of the most important figures in American soccer. It's a fresh take on the beautiful game and always related to American soccer.
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United States

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Arman Kafai and Steven Jotterand host an all American soccer podcast. They bring you in-depth analysis, hot topics, and intriguing interviews with some of the most important figures in American soccer. It's a fresh take on the beautiful game and always related to American soccer.

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English


Episodes

Episode 47: Champions League

4/16/2018
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On this episode of Uncle Sam's Soccer Podcast, The boys open with some MLS discussion and who is the best in MLS. We then divert our attention (like TFC has) to the CONCACAF Champions League and talk to James Grossi for a Toronto perspective and Eric Gomez for Chivas perspective as the two teams prepare to clash in the CCL Final this week. Check out our sponsor Away Days: Get 15% off your next purchase at www.awaydaysfootball.com!

Duration:01:02:23

Episode 46: Brian Ching and Ibra

4/8/2018
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On this episode of Uncle Sam's Soccer Podcast, The boys are together! We discuss CONCACAF Champions League, Zlatan, and Bruce Arena's new book. Plus, Steven interviews Houston Dynamo legend Brian Ching about the change in MLS, Ibra's impact, and Pitch 25! Check out our sponsor Away Days: Get 15% off your next purchase at www.awaydaysfootball.com!

Duration:01:18:49

Episode 45: #USMNT with Nicholas Mendola

3/23/2018
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On this episode of Uncle Sam's Soccer Podcast, We speak to Nicholas Mendola of NBCSportsSoccer about multiple US Soccer headlines, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic going to the LA Galaxy and the USMNT’s game against Paraguay. We talk about the importance of the game and the behind-the-scenes of USSF. Check out our sponsor Away Days: Get 15% off your next purchase at www.awaydaysfootball.com!

Duration:00:39:23

Episode 44: Matt Doyle and Sam Stejskal

3/18/2018
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On this episode of Uncle Sam's Soccer Podcast, We spoke with Matt Doyle of MLSSoccer.com to discuss CONCACAF Champions League and MLS academies. Then Sam Stejskal of MLSSoccer.com called in to discuss MLS youth development, whether or not clubs within MLS have problems developing players and young players to watch for. Check out our sponsor Away Days: Get 15% off your next purchase at www.awaydaysfootball.com!

Duration:01:01:48

Episode 43: Robert Palmer (Jacksonville Armada FC)

3/10/2018
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On this episode of Uncle Sam's Soccer Podcast, We spoke with Jacksonville Armada FC owner Robert Palmer. We discuss his Division Zero concept, what happened with NASL, where he wants to take Armada FC and more! Check out our sponsor Away Days: Get 15% off your next purchase at www.awaydaysfootball.com!

Duration:00:54:26

Episode 42: Louisville City FC Chairman John Neace plus MLS

3/5/2018
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On this episode of Uncle Sam's Soccer Podcast, We discuss some storylines from the opening weekend in MLS. Steven interviews John Neace from Louisville City FC to discuss the team's future in USL and a new stadium. Finally, we talk to James Grossi about Toronto FC’s CONCACAF Champions League matchup against Tigres and give our predictions for the quarterfinal round. Check out our sponsor Away Days: Get 15% off your next purchase on www.awaydaysfootball.com!

Duration:01:10:24

Episode 41: Cobi Jones and Terminus Legion (ATL)

2/24/2018
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On this episode of Uncle Sam's Soccer Podcast, Former USMNT player, US Soccer Hall of Famer, and LA Galaxy color commentator Cobi Jones calls in to talk about the Galaxy and the upcoming MLS season. Also joining us is Terminus Legion President Austin Long to discuss the growth of the largest supporters group for Atlanta United, soccer culture and the upcoming season. Check out our sponsor Away Days: Get 15% off your next purchase on www.awaydaysfootball.com!

Duration:01:11:10

Episode 40: Matt Besler and Erik Stover

2/18/2018
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On this episode of Uncle Sam's Soccer Podcast, There are two guests! First, Arman and Steven speak with New York Cosmos COO Erik Stover post-election to discuss the future of soccer in the US, lower leagues, and NWSL. Then Steven speaks with Sporting Kansas City and USMNT center back Matt Besler to talk about the upcoming season. Finally, the CONCACAF Champions League is around the corner, Arman and Steven give their opinions on what they think will happen!

Duration:01:13:49

Episode 39: LIVE USSF Election Preview

2/9/2018
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On this episode of Uncle Sam's Soccer Podcast, It’s time for the 2018 USSF Soccer Presidential Election in Orlando, Florida. We preview the election live! Great guests calling. Great coverage. You will be ready for one of the biggest days in US Soccer this year.

Duration:01:15:01

Episode 37: Kyle Martino (USSF Presidential candidate)

2/4/2018
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On this episode of Uncle Sam's Soccer Podcast, Arman speaks with USSF Presidential candidate Kyle Martino. They discuss the latest headlines in US Soccer including the folding of the Boston Breakers, high school soccer, the Development Academy, and the Jonathan Gonzalez saga. Editor's note: The audio recording was originally used for an article Arman was writing. Martino's camp gave us permission to release it.

Duration:00:36:14

Episode 36: Hugo Perez (US Soccer)

1/29/2018
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On this episode of Uncle Sam's Soccer Podcast, We speak with former USMNT and US Hall of Famer Hugo Perez! We discuss the failure of the national team to make the World Cup and the comparisons between the last we failed in 1986 to now. We also discuss the Jonathan Gonzalez saga and how it transpired and where to go from here.

Duration:01:02:07

Episode 35: Callum Williams (Minnesota United play-by-play announcer)

1/27/2018
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On this episode of Uncle Sam's Soccer Podcast, Minnesota United play-by-play announcer Callum Williams calls in! We discuss his views of MLS, the growth of the game, and the steps MLS needs to take in order to continue its growth.

Duration:00:53:15

Episode 34: Rob Stone (FOX Sports lead studio host)

1/19/2018
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On this episode of Uncle Sam's Soccer Podcast, Lead studio host for FOX Sports, Rob Stone, joins Steven and Jake to discuss some of the hottest topics in US Soccer including promotion/relegation, soccer culture, and USSF Presidency. They also discuss Rob's career as he grew up playing soccer and has been involved in soccer media since 1992.

Duration:00:46:39

Episode 33: Peter Wilt (Founder of NISA)

1/16/2018
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On this episode of Uncle Sam's Soccer Podcast, Rebel Nest Sports LLC Partner and founder of the National Independent Soccer Association (NISA) Peter Wilt calls in! We look at his journey through US Soccer and the founding of a new soccer league. Peter is well known for being the founding GM and longtime President of the Chicago Fire—winning multiple trophies including, an MLS Cup, a Supporters Shield, three (or four) U.S Open Cups. He was also named 1998 MLS Executive of the Year and...

Duration:00:50:12

Episode 32: A Conversation with Arman and Steven

1/13/2018
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On this episode of Uncle Sam's Soccer Podcast, We’re back together in person! We discuss the Jonathon Gonzalez news, along with our personal perspectives as dual-nationals. Ezequiel Barco’s transfer to Atlanta United is the biggest in MLS history and many are talking about how it will affect the future for MLS. We look at how big of a move is it and does coaching play a bigger role in bringing in a player now than ever? Finally, we have a quick discussion on promotion/relegation as the...

Duration:00:57:11

Episode 31: Michael Winograd (USSF Presidential Candidate)

1/8/2018
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On this episode of Uncle Sam's Soccer Podcast, We speak with USSF Presidential Candidate Michael Winograd. Even with a time restraint, we discussed his vision for youth soccer, the women’s game, and everyone’s favorite topic, promotion and relegation.

Duration:01:03:03

Episode 30: Steve Gans (USSF Presidential Candidate)

1/4/2018
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On this episode of Uncle Sam's Soccer Podcast, We sit down with USSF Presidential Candidate Steve Gans. We talk about youth development, promotion/relegation, the women's game, and his issues with the election process in an exclusive interview. You can follow our newest team member, @jakewatroba!

Duration:01:17:11

Episode 29: Paul Lapointe (Former USSF Presidential candidate)

12/31/2017
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On this episode of Uncle Sam's Soccer Podcast, We speak with former USSF Presidential candidate and current manager of The Northeast United Premiere Soccer League (UPSL) Paul Lapointe. He explains how he got to love the beautiful game, highlights the problems with US Soccer, and addresses "the broken system" of the USSF Presidential race.

Duration:01:02:04

Episode 28: #SaveTheCrew (Morgan Hughes Interview)

12/26/2017
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On this episode of Uncle Sam's Soccer Podcast, We discuss the #SaveTheCrew movement from a fans perpective. Columbus native, Morgan Hughes, the "in-front-of-the-camera/microphone guy" for SaveTheCrew.com, called in. We talked about the significance of Columbus to US Soccer, the meaning of #SaveTheCrew, and how this all could play out.

Duration:00:55:03

Episode 27: Erik Stover (COO of NY Cosmos)

12/22/2017
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On this episode of Uncle Sam's Soccer Podcast, We interview New York Cosmos COO Eric Stover to get his perspective from the lower leagues and talk about topics such as promotion/relegation, coaching, youth development, and more!

Duration:00:59:36

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