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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 74: USWNT and USMNT

10/19/2018
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On this week's episode of Uncle Sam's Soccer Podcast, Arman and Jake talk about the USWNT after they conquered CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers. Then, the two share their thoughts on USMNT managerial search. Don't forget to follow us on Twitter @UncSamSoccerPod

Duration:00:41:14

Episode 73: #SavedTheCrew & Antoine Latran

10/15/2018
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On this week’s episode of Uncle Sam’s Soccer Podcast, We discuss meaningless games in MLS, and Promotion and Relegation. We react to the Columbus Crew staying in Columbus as Cleveland Browns owners are in negotiations with MLS to buy Columbus Crew SC. Plus, Antoine Latran, US Soccer Writer [in French] for Lucarne Opposee, calls in to chat how MLS is viewed overseas, #SavedTheCrew, and more! Finally, it’s another edition of the Counterattack with Jake Watroba. Follow us @UncSamSoccerPod! We...

Duration:01:03:13

Episode 72: USL and MLS

10/8/2018
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On this week's episode of Uncle Sam's Soccer Podcast, No technical issues! We react to Clemente Lisi’s interview from last week. He’s a writer for USSoccerPlayers.com, and called in to explain the backside story to why the San Jose Earthquakes relocated to Houston and how that compares and contrasts to the situation in Columbus. We highly recommend y’all go listen to that interview before this episode. Listen here:...

Duration:00:49:42

Episode 71: Deleted Files

10/1/2018
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On this week's episode of Uncle Sam's Soccer Podcast, It’s a short one. We had technical difficulties and the original file got deleted. Here’s our back up. Clemente Lisi, a writer for USSoccerPlayers.com, calls in to explain the backside story to why the San Jose Earthquakes relocated to Houston and how that compares and contrasts to the situation in Columbus with the Crew.

Duration:00:23:41

Episode 70: La Liga in USA and D.C. United

9/24/2018
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On this week's episode of Uncle Sam's Soccer Podcast, Jake and Steven discuss La Liga’s ambition to play an official league match in Miami. Charles Boehm, a D.C. area soccer reporter, calls in to chat D.C. United and USMNT. Finally, Uncle Sam contributor Erik Langmaack calls to do the Counter Attack with Jake Watroba. Follow us @UncSamSoccerPod! We always enjoy your feedback and comments, so continue to send them in!

Duration:00:52:24

Episode 69: Hot Takes on MLS & USMNT

9/17/2018
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On this week's episode of Uncle Sam's Soccer Podcast, We continue to chat about the scrutiny and dynamics of the potential relocation of the Columbus Crew. Plus, Brian Sciaretta calls in to chat #USMNT and the potential future coach! Follow us on twitter @UncSamSoccerPod. We always enjoy your feedback and comments, so continue to send them in! Don't forget that you can always find the show on any major podcast platform.

Duration:01:03:14

Episode 68: #SaveTheCrew, Alexi Lalas, & MLS Youth

9/3/2018
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On this week's episode of Uncle Sam's Soccer Podcast, We follow up on our latest installment of our mini-series on the potential relocation of the Columbus Crew. Plus, give our reactions to the USMNT roster announcement and thoughts on the upcoming friendly versus Neymar lead Brazil and arch-rival Mexico. We speak with former USMNT player and now a commentator for FS1, Alexi Lalas, about the USMNT, MLS, the Crew, and lot more. Lastly, Arman recently wrote an article about the dilemma for...

Duration:01:14:27

Episode 67: #SaveTheCrew & #MLS2ATX

8/27/2018
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On this week's episode of Uncle Sam's Soccer Podcast, Jake Watroba and Arman Kafai bring you part four of our #SaveTheCrew/#MLS2ATX mini series. Andrew Erickson of the Columbus Dispatch calls in to give us the latest updates on the ongoing lawsuit between PSV/MLS and the state of Ohio. Next, Morgan Hughes joins to give us his thoughts following the Austin City Council approval allowing PSV to build a new stadium in Austin. Lastly, Josh Babetski of MLSinAustin.org joins us to share his...

Duration:01:08:47

Episode 66: Inter Miami, MLS2ATX, Coaching Licenses

8/20/2018
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On this week's episode of Uncle Sam's Soccer Podcast, Jake Watroba and Arman Kafai discuss the new logo, colors and name of David Beckham's MLS expansion franchise in Miami. Plus, they also dissect the challenges facing MLS 1.0 clubs. Eric Langmaack of Unclesamssoccerpodcast.wordpress.com calls in to talk about US Soccer's coaching license controversy. Lastly, Austin American-Statesman freelance reporter Chris Bils joins us to provide an update on the latest news in the MLS2ATX/Save The...

Duration:01:00:23

Episode 65: TV, Bobby Warshaw, & Brian Sciaretta

8/13/2018
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On this episode of Uncle Sam's Soccer Podcast, Steven, Arman and Jake discuss TV and soccer in America. With all the viewing options, does this help or hurt US soccer as a whole? What about the effects on MLS? Former MLS pro and now analyst Bobby Warshaw joins us to discuss MLS deadline day, TV coverage of MLS, Atlanta United, playoffs and his days as a pro. Finally, last week’s conversation with Brian Sciaretta, contributor to American Soccer Now, NY Times & Howler Magazine, about...

Duration:01:11:00

Episode 64: ICC, Doug McIntyre, & USSF Controversy

7/30/2018
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On this episode of Uncle Sam's Soccer Podcast, Steven, Jake, and Arman open on the question of whether or not the International Champions Cup does anything for the growth of US soccer. USMNT insider and Yahoo! Sports contributor Doug McIntyre calls in the chat about the historic move by Alphonso Davies to Bayern Munich. Finally, the guys discuss the controversy surrounding USSF for cutting Jaelene Hinkle after backlash for not wanting to wear the USA Pride-themed jersey.

Duration:01:04:09

Episode 63: Alphonso Davies and Kellyn Acosta are Moving

7/25/2018
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On this episode of Uncle Sam's Soccer Podcast, Steven Jotterand and Arman Kafai discuss and dissect the two different moves of two homegrown players in MLS: Alphonso Davies to Bayern Munich and Kellyn Acosta to the Colorado Rapids.

Duration:00:48:00

Episode 62: Round Table on Lower Division

7/20/2018
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On this episode of Uncle Sam's Soccer Podcast, Steven Jotterand hosts a roundtable with NY Cosmos COO Erik Stover, NBCSports contributor and co-owner of FC Buffalo Nicholas Mendola, and Managing Director of Madison Pro Soccer Peter Wilt on lower division soccer! They discuss the meaning of lower division soccer in America, its relation to U.S. Soccer, the difficulties, and the future. They also chat marketing, hot topic of Promotion and Relegation, and the financial aspects of it all.

Duration:01:01:50

Episode 61: MLS Midseason Awards & Banter

7/9/2018
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On this episode of Uncle Sam's Soccer Podcast, There's a lot of MLS chat as the boys give out awards for the first half of the season! FourFourTwo USA, MLSsoccer, USSoccerPlayers, SoccerWire contributor Charles Boehm calls in to discuss Wayne Rooney, DC United, Jesse Marsch, and more regarding the first half of the 2018 MLS season. Then, the boys get in a heated argument over Wayne Rooney to MLS. Plus, The Counter Attack with Jake Watroba!

Duration:01:03:22

Episode 60: The National Perspective

7/2/2018
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On this episode of Uncle Sam's Soccer Podcast, It's a mini-series, looking at the causes and effects of the potential relocation of the Columbus Crew by Anthony Precourt. This episode focuses on the national perspective. NY Cosmos COO Erik Stover calls in to chat MLS' history with relocation and what it all means for the US Soccer going forward. Miki Turner, who has been following the legal sides of things regarding The Crew to Austin, calls in to catch us up-to-date with the Austin City...

Duration:01:08:56

Episode 59: Overreaction World Cup

6/25/2018
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On this episode of Uncle Sam's Soccer Podcast, It's some more World Cup talk! Steven, Arman, and Jake talk VAR, Swiss controversy regarding Grant Xhaka, Xherdan Shaqiri, and Stephen Stephan Lichtsteiner, and Migual Delaney's tweet on CONCACAF.

Duration:00:46:56

Episode 58: Texas Perspective

6/20/2018
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On this episode of Uncle Sam's Soccer Podcast, It's a mini-series, looking at the causes and effects of the potential relocation of the Columbus Crew by Anthony Precourt. This episode focuses on Texas as Chris Bils, a freelance journalist in Austin, joins in to talk about what's going on there. The guys also discuss how it could affect San Antonio's MLS dreams with San Antonio FC Managing Director Tim Holt.

Duration:00:57:27

Episode 57: World Cup Unplugged

6/18/2018
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On this episode of Uncle Sam's Soccer Podcast, Jake, Steven, and Arman go unplugged discussing the 2018 World Cup. This includes Landon Donovan's support of El Tri, FOX's broadcast of the World Cup, and the debate over boring soccer. Tune in midweek for the continuation of the mini-series looking at the potential relocation of the Columbus Crew to Austin, Texas. This week will feature the Texas perspective.

Duration:00:45:15

Episode 56: The Ohio Perspective

6/11/2018
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On this episode of Uncle Sam's Soccer Podcast, It's a mini-series, looking at the causes and effects of the potential relocation of the Columbus Crew by Anthony Precourt. This episode focuses on Ohio as Charlie Hatch, of the Enquirer and Andrew Erickson of the Columbus Dispatch join in help explain everything going on in Ohio.

Duration:00:55:59

Episode 55: Columbus Crew to Sacramento?

6/6/2018
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On this episode of Uncle Sam's Soccer Podcast, The guys discuss the latest news regarding the Columbus Crew, Austin, and Sacramento? Plus, Andrew Helms, co-author of “Own Goal: The Inside Story of How the USMNT Missed the 2018 World Cup” for The Ringer joined to the show discuss the failures of USMNT and the how it evolved.

Duration:00:42:30