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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

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 Crew...

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 Relation, 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: 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 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

Episode 54: The Mid Field

6/4/2018
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On this episode of Uncle Sam's Soccer Podcast, The boys chat USMNT with Roger Gonzalez of CBS Sports and the future of the midfield. Then get into MLS/US Open Cup with Michael Lewis of FrontRowSoccer.com, mainly discussing NYCFC and RBNY. They also chat Save The Crew, FC Dallas, and Austin. The show wraps up with The Counter Attack with Jake Watroba.

Duration:01:20:55

Episode 53: Young Yanks and FCC

5/30/2018
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On this episode of Uncle Sam's Soccer Podcast, Arman and Jake talk about the USMNT's 3-0 win over Bolivia. The boys also discuss MLS expansion as the league announced FC Cincinnati as its 26th franchise and what that means for Columbus Crew.

Duration:00:37:43

Episode 53: News & Notes, plus a World Cup Preview

5/22/2018
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On this episode of Uncle Sam's Soccer Podcast, The boys look at news and notes from the US national team and MLS Week 12, including Tyler Adams and Jesse Marsch to RB Leipzig. Jake leads the Counter-Attack by playing the game, "DC or PC." Finally, Henry Bushnell from Yahoo calls in to help the guys preview the World Cup!

Duration:01:02:22

Episode 52: Rooney to #DCU & WC on FOX

5/15/2018
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On this episode of Uncle Sam's Soccer Podcast, The boys speak with @george_murphy of @DMVSoccerDotCom to make sense of the soccer scene in and around the nation's capital and the rumors of former Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney to D.C. United. Jake Watroba debut's his segment, The Counter Attack with Jake Watroba. Finally, Steven Jotterand talks World Cup with Senior Coordinating Producer of Features for FOXSports Jennifer Pransky. How exactly will FOX present the World Cup? How will...

Duration:01:13:02

Episode 50: Rivals and LA Soccer

5/7/2018
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On this episode of Uncle Sam's Soccer Podcast, We talk MLS rivalries and whether the Hudson River Derby is a rivalry worth watching. LA Times’ Kevin Baxter joins us to discuss LAFC and the Galaxy and whether Zlatan is frustrated with his start to the season. He also provides some insight on some league news, including a high-profile player requesting a move to LA.

Duration:01:01:37

Episode 49: MLS Realignment and Parity

4/30/2018
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On this episode of Uncle Sam's Soccer Podcast, Steven, Jake, and Arman discuss how MLS realignment should work out in the coming years and if MLS parity no longer exists.

Duration:00:41:14

Episode 48: SKC, TFC, & MLS Attendance

4/23/2018
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On this episode of Uncle Sam's Soccer Podcast, We talk about MLS' attendance as all three of us are in the studio. Steve Brisendine joins to discuss the red-hot Sporting Kansas City. Lastly, our TFC Guru James Grossi talks about TFC’s uphill battle against Chivas in the CONCACAF Champions League Final.

Duration:01:06:06

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