Soccer fans, Tito, Paolo, and Franco, discuss current soccer topics. From personal soccer experiences growing up to current standings in leagues around the world (i.e. Domestic Leagues: MLS, EPL, La Liga, Bundesliga, Liga MX, etc.; International Leagues: Champions League, Inferior Cup, Copa Libertadores, CONCACAF Champions League, etc.)... No soccer topic is safe from the banter.
Tito, Paolo, and Franco discuss what is considered "good". Are players today as good as the previous generation. Should a 40-year-old, really be able to keep up with a teenager? Is soccer-tennis good for you? Is Tuesday Night Futbol the best run? How many good players does Bridgeport United FC have? Are you a good teammate if you don't kneel during the national anthem?
Tito, Paolo, and Franco reflect on their father's day and finally have REAL soccer to talk about. From Sunday Morning Soccer to Tuesday Night Futbol, to across the pond; the EPL, LaLiga, Bundesliga, and the Serie — we break down the good the bad and the ugly. No more eGaming, No contest or battles. Just good old-fashioned soccer — and it's on every day, it sounds different but it's still the same game we know and love.
Tito and Paolo discuss the transformation of soccer players who became coaches. Breaking down the good, the bad, and the ugly. Coaching is not for everyone and there's no evidence that says you need to be a good player to be a good coach. Then again, there are some great players who are also great coaches. In this episode, the guys share their thoughts and theories about it all.
Social media soccer connoisseur, Melissa Ortiz shares her soccer stories and experiences with the guys; From hanging with Pirlo, Zidane, and her interview with Carlos Puyol to putting on the Colombian jersey for the first time. Her workout routines will test even the fittest athletes and her FIFA2020 skills are legit – challengers welcome.
Tito, Paolo, and Franco discuss the state of youth development soccer in this country with DJ Pereira, (Director of Coaching for the town of Cheshire, University of New Haven first Assistant Coach, and coach at Beachside F.C.). This 2-part series is about the soccer pathway; rec, travel, premier, Olympic Development Program (ODP), Development Academy (DA), and beyond. We find out who the best player DJ has played against is and what his initials stand for. We tackle why the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) decision to cut the DA from its program, and how it changes the soccerscape.
Every soccer player in America knows the names; Ramos, Meola, and Harkes. But do you know how their careers began? Join us as we talk about, Soccertown USA, a documentary by U.S. Soccer Historian, Tom McCabe. The 68-minute journey tells the story of the boys from Kearny, NJ — from the streets, to playing against Italy in Rome, to finally leading a USA team in the 1994 World Cup.
Tito, Paolo, and Franco hang out with Jhnonny Arteaga, Founder/Director of JA Elite Soccer Academy at the SCCC2020. Jhonny's journey from California to the New York Redbulls was less than ordinary, to say the least. His #Path2Pro didn't even start with him playing soccer and now he's developing some of the finest footballers in the lower Fairfield county.
Tito and Paolo sit with John Evans, Head Coach of Westfield State University D1 Men’s Soccer & Creator of HOT Futbol (non-profit in Haiti). This is a story you want to hear... and then go out and get involved in. Guaranteed to make you say WOW.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to sit down with some of the top, up-and-coming coaches in Connecticut with the states' best soccer podcast? So did we. This is why we invited; Tommy Mattera (Assistant Coach at Columbia University and scout for the DA), Tony Viscuso (Masuk HS Varsity Coach, President of AV Soccer Academy, Assistant Coach of the Westchester Flames (USL2) and president of Calcio é Vita Lifestyle brand), Durval "DJ" Perreira (First Assistant at the University of New Haven Men's Soccer team, Beachside SC MPL and DOC of Cheshire CT Youth Soccer), And Shane Recklett (First Assistant Coach of Central Connecticut State University, and Beachside SC coach); to sit with us to share some of their stories and insight on today's game.
Tito and Franco sit with Rachel Toporek, the Girl’s Varsity Head Coach at JP Stevens HS, New Jersey. Former player return's to her alma mater as head coach with a mission — to not make the same mistakes her high school coach made.
Tito, Paolo, and Franco sit down with Steve Carneiro, Head Coach of AC Connecticut '06 Boys — the U.S. Club National Cup Champions. A magical story of a team coming together to defy the odds and become the 2nd team from Connecticut to claim the title and the first time in 16 years.
Tito, Paolo and Franco hangout with Everson Maciel — U.S. Futsal National Instructor & CJSA Futsal Technical Director. Everson takes us for a journey from his time in Brazil, growing up as a Flamengo fan, to playing at Quinnipiac University before taking us to Malaysia before settling at the West Mass Pioneers. His passion for the game is evident in his soccer academy and his reach has no limits; from Douglas Costa, and Rafinha to Thaisa Moreno and Monica Hickmann and beyond.
Tito and Paolo sit down with Fern, the Instructor at SAWSA and promoter of PANNA freestyle soccer at the Soccer Champions Coaching Clinic at Mohegan Sun, CT. Influenced as a child by early 90's soccer freestyle videos and his worldwide travels playing panna street soccer in Iceland and Norway, Fern shares his philosophy of introducing kids at a young age the importance of freestyle soccer, tricks, moves, and developing comfort on the ball to shape better soccer players for the future.
Tito, Paolo, and Franco prepare for the unthinkable, a world without soccer. We are living history — the COVID-19 Pandemic has forced countries to shutdown; Confederations stopped tournaments; Leagues have postponed games; Towns have shut down camps and the soccer fields are empty. So now what?
Tito and Franco discuss the implications and magnitude of LA Galaxy's latest signing. In the wake of Zlatan's departure, LA sign one of Mexico's all-time great, Javier (Chicharito) Hernández. But is he here to retire, or will he be LA's greatest signing? If Vela is the Messi of the MLS; Does that mean Chicharito is the Ronaldo — but what happens when they get here? Or are they both just Fiats?
Special guest Cesare joins Paolo and Franco for a fascinating discussion about Fathers; The roles they play; There influence on a son/child; And living up to their legacy. The 3 share stories from their youth, which reveals how much the times have changed — including Cesare's team before Internazionale.
The FMST crew have a have a discussion about Tito and Paolo's experience at the Princeton Soccer Conference (Dec. 7-8th, 2019). In here you will hear about talks given about soccer analytics, the preparation that goes into being a soccer commentator, Sunil Gulati, and our lunch encounter with some good people.
Today's show is all about tournaments. The FMST guys talk about next year's Euros, Copa America, a local tournament and a bit more. Join in on the comments and laughs... Reach out to Tito, Paolo, and Franco to let your voice be heard. Which tournament do you enjoy watching and/or participating in?
Meet the newest member of the FMST family.... Mr. Paolo Sellari! In this episode we "get down to the nitty-gritty" with Paolo as our interview goes directly into current soccer topics. Join us in welcoming Paolo.
"TNF 2.0?" starts with the typical catching up banter and leads quickly into quite possibly a new quantification method for TNF. From here we get into USL driven conversation, specifically Hartford Athletic and El Paso Locomotives. And cap the episode with some discussion of cash prized tournaments.
Tito and Franco bring the show from Sacred Heart University where we discuss SMS with espresso, TNF (MVP: keepers), and get into a conversation about tactical fouls being a part of the game. But is there a line as to when someone's gone too far?!
FMST starts it off with a few stories of their weekend. Franco went to the NYRB-DC United game and lets us know how it went. We then get into a discussion about great captains which leads to Jerry immediately showing the City crest with Kompany mentioned, while Franco's love for Sergio Ramos is real. We end the show with our special guest, the Italian-born Inter-lovin' Paolo Sellari with his clear disliking for Icardi as captain and the groups prediction to the infamous Inter-Juve game (.... yeah know now that it ends Inter 1-2 Juve).
This week on FMST:
00:30-2:15 The most fit get injured `\_('')_/`
12:27-23:09 Derbies—Our Top 5
23:09-31:12 Coaches—Chop Chop
31:12-35:59 Upcoming Week
35:59-36:41 Sounds of Soccer
In this week's episode of FMST, the guys talk megs on TNF, last weeks predictions, this weeks games, and put out to the universe Wolves getting relegated and winning Europa, which essentially puts them in the Champions League... in the words of Franco: "Whoooaaaa"
Today we discuss A LOT.... We start off with the International Break and coaching which can be summed us with "Bring us Wenger!!!" ... we then get into the player talent pool and how scouting was looking at the wrong attributes in players. This leads in the creation of Mexoosa (the dual-national national team... wait what!?). ConCACAf Nations League makes its gross appearance and we finish with some predictions.
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Episode 5 starts with a conversation about El Paso, TX and the soccer community. How a charity game was played by the Legends of El Paso to raise $17,000 for victims of the shooting which included critical injuries to two youth team coaches and a 15 year-old soccer player who was killed.
The conversation then transitions into leagues (e.g. Serie A, La Liga, and EPL), teams that have impressed along with those that are "eh," good (and terrible) transfers, and other topics of the game..... so listen up!
FM Soccer Talk are all about promoting the game and bringing to our listeners relevant soccer information and news. In the "Borderland Interview Series" (B.I.S.), FMST is meeting with soccer ambassadors in El Paso, TX (Jerry Moreira's hometown). The purpose of B.I.S. is to promote local soccer coaches, directors, players, brand developers, etc. Anyone that reps soccer in the 915. In this interview, FMST get together with Mike Lopez, Director of FC Dallas Academy-El Paso and creator of Crack.Futbolero.
The FMST guys catch up on time passed and discuss "Soccer Saturation," a term coined due to all the soccer happening and the difficulty of keeping up with it all. We get into Gold Cup, Copa America, U21 Euros, and of course Women's World Cup.