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Talkin' Jacks is a podcast dedicated to the Charlotte Independence of the United Soccer League Championship. Come on you Jacks!
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Emergency Podcast! - A Parting of Ways
This is a very quick update on the Independence announcement that they’ve parted ways with Jim McGuinness.
20:13
June 13, 2019
The Offside Rule - SPRvCLT Recap
We are back after a week of no podcasts (thanks a lot audio gods.)  The Independence drew Swope Park Rangers 0-0, though they did score, it was ruled offside (yes, we talk about it for a while) and Brandon Miller had a great performance in goal. Overall, it was one of the better performances for the Jacks this year, and we feel a little hard done by to not leave with all 3 points.  In the listener questions segment we talk about new signing Valentin Sebella, whether we think the Jacks will make a mid-season coaching change and talk about some of the players who seem to be on the outside looking in right now. Thank you for listening! Come on you Jacks! Instagram: @talkinjacks Twitter: @talkinjacks Facebook.com/talkinjacks talkinjacks@gmail.com youtube.com/channel/UCU9jg5TvrUmHTkmjHgDCM7w? Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
59:34
June 11, 2019
PITvCLT Recap
Well, we kept a clean sheet… but that’s about the only good thing that happened over the weekend in Pittsburgh. If Ben and Alex sound like broken records during this episode, it’s because so far this season has been a broken record of disappointing performances.  Hopefully we entertain you with our sadness. Thank you for listening! Come on you Jacks! Instagram: @talkinjacks Twitter: @talkinjacks Facebook.com/talkinjacks talkinjacks@gmail.com youtube.com/channel/UCU9jg5TvrUmHTkmjHgDCM7w? Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
34:12
May 28, 2019
TJ Extra w/ Justin from Mongoals
We are back with another great Talkin’ Jacks Extra featuring returning guest Justin Ashcraft of Mongoals!! We talked to Justin about Pittsburgh’s season so far, their goalkeeping issues, the vaunted Bob Lilley defense and what has been the cause of the ‘Hounds slow start. We also got to hear a cool story about their owner and his crazy Spongebob name! You can listen to Justin on Mongoals wherever podcasts are found. Thank you for listening! Come on you Jacks! Instagram: @talkinjacks Twitter: @talkinjacks Facebook.com/talkinjacks talkinjacks@gmail.com youtube.com/channel/UCU9jg5TvrUmHTkmjHgDCM7w? Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
38:16
May 24, 2019
Nashville Recap w/ Jason Bailey
Hey that’s not so bad now is it? The Jacks drew Nashville SC 1-1 on the road on Saturday and due to internet issues and prior engagements, Alex and Ben saw one half of the game each, so we asked our friend Jason Bailey to jump on the pod with us and recap what went down.  Thanks to Jason for joining us! Three Independence players were named to their respective national team squads for the upcoming Concacaf Gold Cup. Andrew Gutman (United States) Kevan George (Trinidad and Tobago) Michael Maria (Curecau)  Thank you for listening! Come on you Jacks! Instagram: @talkinjacks Twitter: @talkinjacks Facebook.com/talkinjacks talkinjacks@gmail.com youtube.com/channel/UCU9jg5TvrUmHTkmjHgDCM7w? Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
28:39
May 21, 2019
The U.S. Open Cup is Overrated Anyway
Ugh.  Thanks to Jonathan Slape from Speedway Soccer for joining us to chat about Nashville SC! Thank you for listening! Come on you Jacks! Instagram: @talkinjacks Twitter: @talkinjacks Facebook.com/talkinjacks talkinjacks@gmail.com youtube.com/channel/UCU9jg5TvrUmHTkmjHgDCM7w? Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
1:10:38
May 17, 2019
Soccer Sadness, Nutella & Other Drugs
There’s not much more to write as episode descriptions. We are just sad. We try to talk about what went right (3 man back line gave up less shots and less quality shots overall) what went wrong (lack of urgency, bad defensive errors etc.) and what can be forgotten (poor field conditions.)  We also answered a load of questions, including some serious and some silly. Thanks for participating in the question process everyone. Can't wait to see Kemba Walker suit up on the wing for Charlotte! Now let’s go beat the Florida Soccer Soldiers (please) Thank you for listening! Come on you Jacks! Instagram: @talkinjacks Twitter: @talkinjacks Facebook.com/talkinjacks talkinjacks@gmail.com youtube.com/channel/UCU9jg5TvrUmHTkmjHgDCM7w? Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
1:12:52
May 14, 2019
Nothing to Write Home About - HFD Recap
Alex is back in the New York groove and back on the podcast once again! The guys break down what turned out to be a pretty boring match against Hartford Athletic and discuss why they thought it was a missed opportunity to pick up a vital 3 points against an inferior opponent.  We also discuss our thoughts on the problems in midfield and give our ideal starting XIs in the listener question segment.  Thank you for listening! Come on you Jacks! Instagram: @talkinjacks Twitter: @talkinjacks Facebook.com/talkinjacks talkinjacks@gmail.com youtube.com/channel/UCU9jg5TvrUmHTkmjHgDCM7w? Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
55:39
May 7, 2019
No Points no Relegation no problem.
On this episode of TJ Extra I was welcomed by Myke Furhman of 2nd Regiment Supporters. We discuss the upcoming matchup between Hartford Athletic and Charlotte Independence this Saturday. 
34:37
May 3, 2019
Goose Flies Solo
In this episode Ben does his first ever solo pod while Alex is off enjoying his vacation. He awkwardly discusses the 1-1 draw against Tampa Bay Rowdies. Enjoy it, or don't.
22:04
April 29, 2019
Mega Positive Pod - W/ Chris Davis and Matt from The Unused Substitutes
Welp. It happened again :( Our beloved Jacks fell to NCFC by a score of 0-3 at home last Saturday and it has brought out some intense emotions from the Independence fanbase. Our good friend Chris Davis joined Ben and Alex to discuss the loss, the season as a whole and a little bit of the philosophy behind what we do at Talkin’ Jacks. It was a great conversation and one of our favorite episodes to date, despite some of the poor play recently. In segment 2, we interviewed Matt from the Unused Substitutes to talk all things Tampa Bay Rowdies. We talked about Tampa’s form to start the year, former Jacks Yann Ekra and Jaime Siaj. We also chat a bit about Neil Collins’ approach in his first full season as the head coach.  If you want to hear more from Matt, check out the Unused Substitutes wherever you listen to podcasts, or go to http://www.theunsubs.com. Thank you for listening! Come on you Jacks! Instagram: @talkinjacks Twitter: @talkinjacks Facebook.com/talkinjacks talkinjacks@gmail.com youtube.com/channel/UCU9jg5TvrUmHTkmjHgDCM7w? Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
1:30:52
April 26, 2019
First Win and Also a Loss Sprinkled In, But Please Ignore That Because We Won!!
What a long week! Alex and Ben do their best to recap the 1-2 loss to NYRBII on Saturday as well as the 2-1 victory over Bethlehem Steel, their first win of the season and the Jim McGuinness era!! We focus on a lot of the individual performances of players and what getting that first win could mean for the team. As always, we answered some great listener questions and overall had a grand old time. See you Saturday for the next match of the Southern Derby Cup against NCFC at the Plex!  Thank you for listening! Come on you Jacks! Instagram: @talkinjacks Twitter: @talkinjacks Facebook.com/talkinjacks talkinjacks@gmail.com youtube.com/channel/UCU9jg5TvrUmHTkmjHgDCM7w? Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
1:11:17
April 18, 2019
Talkin' Jacks Extra w/ Joe Goldstein of Raising Red Bulls
Talkin’ Jacks Extra is back with Joe Goldstein from Red Bulls News Network and Raising Red Bulls podcast! Joe casually lets us know that this is the most talented NYRBII side since the 2016 team that won the title and many consider to be the best USL team in the modern era. Another easy game for the Jacks to start the year off… Joe also gives us the scoop on which players to watch out for, where Charlotte could look to beat them and how they can take advantage of Charlotte’s perceived weaknesses through the first handful of games. Thanks to Joe for joining us! His work can be found at Raising Red Bulls on the Beautiful Game Network and wherever podcasts can be found, as well as www.rbnn.us! Thank you for listening! Come on you Jacks! Instagram: @talkinjacks Twitter: @talkinjacks Facebook.com/talkinjacks talkinjacks@gmail.com youtube.com/channel/UCU9jg5TvrUmHTkmjHgDCM7w? Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
23:16
April 12, 2019
Southern Derby Cup Game 1 Review
The Independence fell away in Charleston 2-0. We discuss the Jacks’ good start and then what went wrong after that. Alex was disappointed by the shift in tactics in the second half that led to only 2 shots before Charleston scored their second goal.  Goose tries to focus on the positives (what’s new?) and we answer listener questions while discussing the bigger picture of our slow start. Thank you for listening! Come on you Jacks! Instagram: @talkinjacks Twitter: @talkinjacks Facebook.com/talkinjacks talkinjacks@gmail.com youtube.com/channel/UCU9jg5TvrUmHTkmjHgDCM7w? Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
49:53
April 9, 2019
TJ Extra w/ Drew Bartow of Defend Charleston
It’s the very first Southern Derby Cup match of 2019 and we spoke with Drew Bartow to get the scoop on the Charleston Battery! Charleston is off to a fast start after being overlooked by a portion of USL media in the pre-season. Drew gave us a couple of players to watch out for in Zeiko Lewis and Romario Piggot, both wide players who have a nose for goals and assists.  Drew also told us what he knows about the rumored sale of MUSC Health Stadium and what that could mean for the future of the Charleston Battery. You can read Drew's work at defendcharleston.soccer.  We look forward to seeing our boys take on the boys from Charleston on Sunday!  Thank you for listening! Come on you Jacks! Instagram: @talkinjacks Twitter: @talkinjacks Facebook.com/talkinjacks talkinjacks@gmail.com youtube.com/channel/UCU9jg5TvrUmHTkmjHgDCM7w? Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
24:35
April 5, 2019
Soggy St. Louis Style Bagels - a STLvCLT Recap
On this episode of Talkin’ Jacks, we had to wait a day to record because everything was so wet from watching the game on Saturday! Speaking of Saturday, the Jacks went down 1-0 to a stout St. Louis FC in a game that played out almost exactly as we expected it to.  We broke down what happened on the goal, and what - if anything - the Independence could have done to get a better result in the end.  Finally, we covered the news of Bilal Duckett’s retirement and the Charlotte Hounds announcing a 2 year hiatus and what impact that could have on the Independence.  Thank you for listening! Come on you Jacks! Instagram: @talkinjacks Twitter: @talkinjacks Facebook.com/talkinjacks talkinjacks@gmail.com youtube.com/channel/UCU9jg5TvrUmHTkmjHgDCM7w? Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
46:33
April 2, 2019
TJ Extra w/ Phill Grooms of the USL Show
We are back with another edition of Talkin’ Jacks Extra, and this time we were joined by Phill Grooms of the USL Show and STL Soccer Report!! We talked to Phill about St. Louis FC’s hot start, former Jacks Caleb Calvert and Lewis Hilton, and of course, the phenomenon that is St. Louis Style bagels! Big thanks to Phill for joining us and for all of our awesome listeners for submitting great questions.  Thank you for listening! Come on you Jacks! Instagram: @talkinjacks Twitter: @talkinjacks Facebook.com/talkinjacks talkinjacks@gmail.com youtube.com/channel/UCU9jg5TvrUmHTkmjHgDCM7w? Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
40:20
March 29, 2019
What On Earth Just Happened? - CLTvATL Recap
AAAAANDD BREATHE!!! Alex and Ben are back on Talkin’ Jacks to break down a WILD 3-3 draw with ATL UTD II! We go over every detail of this crazy game from the opening goal where the Jacks were sleepwalking, to the epic comeback and go ahead moment at the end and of course, the back-breaking equalizer moments after that. It was a wild ride, and we try to make some sense of it. After that we answer all of the great questions we got from listeners.  Thank you for listening! Come on you Jacks! Instagram: @talkinjacks Twitter: @talkinjacks Facebook.com/talkinjacks talkinjacks@gmail.com youtube.com/channel/UCU9jg5TvrUmHTkmjHgDCM7w? Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
1:17:34
March 25, 2019
TJ Extra w/ Jason Longshore of Soccer Down Here
On this edition of Talkin’ Jacks Extra, Alex and Ben introduce the newest member of the Charlotte Independence, Curtis Anderson!  We also talk about the three players on international duty before chatting with Jason Longshore of Soccer Down Here about how ATL UTD II is coming along.  Jason is one of the most knowledgable people in the Atlanta United space so it’s always great to get his insight about what’s going down with our I-85 neighbors.  Thanks to Jason for taking the time and thank you for listening! Come on you Jacks! Instagram: @talkinjacks Twitter: @talkinjacks Facebook.com/talkinjacks talkinjacks@gmail.com youtube.com/channel/UCU9jg5TvrUmHTkmjHgDCM7w? Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
48:56
March 22, 2019
TJ Extra with Jason Longshore of Soccer Down Here
On this edition of Talkin’ Jacks Extra, Alex and Ben introduce the newest member of the Charlotte Independence, Curtis Anderson!  We also talk about the three players on international duty before chatting with Jason Longshore of Soccer Down Here about how ATL UTD II is coming along.  Jason is one of the most knowledgable people in the Atlanta United space so it’s always great to get his insight about what’s going down with our I-85 neighbors.  Thanks to Jason for taking the time and thank you for listening! Come on you Jacks! Instagram: @talkinjacks Twitter: @talkinjacks Facebook.com/talkinjacks talkinjacks@gmail.com youtube.com/channel/UCU9jg5TvrUmHTkmjHgDCM7w? Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
48:56
March 22, 2019
Taking Positives from a Negative - Opening Game Review
Game 1 is behind us and the Charlotte Independence season is finally underway. The Jacks fell 3-2 to a motivated Indy XI squad at the ‘Plex on Friday night. Alex and Ben break down the game, chat about mistakes that led to Indy XI’s goals and the heart that the Independence showed to fight their way back and make it a game in the end. We discuss the overall takeaways and why seeing the response to going down 0-3 was encouraging. Finally we answer some listener questions and chat about the new league rebrand. Thank you for listening! Come on you Jacks! Instagram: @talkinjacks Twitter: @talkinjacks Facebook.com/talkinjacks talkinjacks@gmail.com youtube.com/channel/UCU9jg5TvrUmHTkmjHgDCM7w? Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
56:34
March 19, 2019
TJ Extra with Brian Cook
Opening night is upon us and Alex and Ben are back for Talkin’ Jacks Extra with Brian Cook of BGN Written!! Brian covers Indy XI for BGN Written and has been a fan of the team since 2015. He shares his insight into the new 3-4-3 formation that Head Coach Martin Rennie has introduced for 2019 and why he’s worried that the Charlotte Independence are the perfect team to exploit Indy XI’s weaknesses early on in the season. Big thanks to Brian for joining us and we hope everyone has a fantastic opening game at the Plex! Predictions: Alex & Brian: 1-1 draw Goose: 3-1 CLT Thank you for listening! Come on you Jacks! Instagram: @talkinjacks Twitter: @talkinjacks Facebook.com/talkinjacks talkinjacks@gmail.com youtube.com/channel/UCU9jg5TvrUmHTkmjHgDCM7w? Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
35:04
March 15, 2019
Charlotte Independence Season Preview
The 2019 season is upon us and Talkin’ Jacks is back and better than ever! (very low bar there)  Ben and Alex recap what has been one of the crazier off-seasons for the Jacks. We talk about the coaching change, this being a “pivot” season for the club and the many new additions to the roster.  After that we make a couple “very specific predictions” for the Charlotte Independence and we invite you to share your very specific predictions with us for a chance to win a Talkin’ Jacks item of your choice!  Finally, we answer listener questions and rag on Ben for not knowing that Bob Bradley was Michael Bradley’s dad! This was a fun one. Thank you for listening! Come on you Jacks! Instagram: @talkinjacks Twitter: @talkinjacks Facebook.com/talkinjacks talkinjacks@gmail.com youtube.com/channel/UCU9jg5TvrUmHTkmjHgDCM7w? Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
45:40
March 8, 2019
Return of the G.O.A.T. + The Start of Pre-Season
We’re back to talk Charlotte Independence pre-season!! This feels like the longest off-season in the history of sports, but we’re back talking new signings and breaking down the first pre-season game under new head coach Jim McGuinness!! First we talk about the GOAT, Jorge Herrera and if this is the year that we finally see him move more into a substitute role off the bench. Next we talk about the addition of Abdoulie Mansally and what his many years in MLS may bring to the squad. After that we talked about the un-official but totally official loan signing of Andrew Gutman and why he’s one of the more intriguing  player signings so far. Last, we discuss the addition of the pizza man, Dominic Oduro! Finally, we end the episode talking about the pre-season game, a 3-2 victory against the Blue Devils of Duke University.  We hope to see as many of you as possible at the next two pre-season games this week! Thank you for listening! Come on you Jacks! Instagram: @talkinjacks Twitter: @talkinjacks Facebook.com/talkinjacks talkinjacks@gmail.com Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
48:22
February 20, 2019
Part II of Pre-Season Fever
Here is part 2 of our episode featuring Brandon Miller. In this part of the show we answered more listener questions and discussed all the news for the Charlotte Independence! We are still finding our podcasting form after a long off-season, so be easy on us please! Thank you for listening! Come on you Jacks! Instagram: @talkinjacks Twitter: @talkinjacks Facebook.com/talkinjacks talkinjacks@gmail.com Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
45:27
January 26, 2019
The Brandon Miller Interview
We finally got to sit down with Charlotte Independence Goalkeeper and fellow podcaster, Brandon Miller! Brandon was super generous and a fantastic guest to have on the show. He gave honest answers and a great insight into the life of a professional athlete who is driven to succeed both on and off the field.  Follow Brandon on twitter  @DVOtwosix @PrimeFocusGK @themax_soccer The Last Line: Soccer Podcast primefocusgoalkeeping.com maximumsoccer.net Thank you for listening and come on you Jacks! Instagram: @talkinjacks Twitter: @talkinjacks Facebook.com/talkinjacks talkinjacks@gmail.com Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
37:04
January 23, 2019
72 - Welcome Jim McGuinness!
**ALARM SOUNDS** This is an emergency episode of Talkin’ Jacks!! The Charlotte Independence have a new head coach! An organizational reshuffle sees Mike Jeffries assume the role of General Manager and Jim McGuinness take over as Head Coach. Alex and Ben dive in to Jim’s unique background in Gaelic football and talk about what this means for the Independence moving forward. Ben and Chris also had the honor of hosting the first interview with the brand new Head Coach and we are very thankful to Jim and the club for setting that up. If you’re only here for the interview skip to 10:36. Thank you for listening and we hope everyone has a wonderful Holiday season! Happy Holidays! Come on you Jacks! Instagram: @talkinjacks Twitter: @talkinjacks Facebook.com/talkinjacks talkinjacks@gmail.com Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
42:21
December 12, 2018
71 - A Look Back At 2018 & A Look Forward To 2019
Alex and Ben are back after taking a week off to recover from the end of season blues. They briefly talk about the 1-3 loss to NCFC but spend most of that time talking about Jorge Herrera’s GOALAZOOOO!!! The guys once again look back at what was a disappointing season and talk a bit about what the team can learn from that for next year. Most of the episode was devoted to answering great listener questions! Disagree with any of our answers? Drop a comment or a tweet at us! We would love to know what you think! We had such a great time making this podcast for you guys each and every week. This might be the last episode of the season, we are unsure on that, so if it is, we send the deepest of thanks to all of our listeners for your support and love. Thank you for listening! Come on you Jacks! Instagram: @talkinjacks Twitter: @talkinjacks Facebook.com/talkinjacks talkinjacks@gmail.com Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
1:13:09
October 22, 2018
70 - What Could Have Been?
Alex and Ben are back to talk about the Tampa Bay Rowdies v Charlotte Independence game!! We chat about why the team played so well in the first half, and why they maybe should feel lucky to have escaped with all three points after the whacky last 20 minutes or so. We also chat about what made the win so bittersweet and some of the problems the team has faced throughout the season that has seen us on the outside of the playoff picture. At the end we took some wonderful listener questions, including which player from around the world we would call in as a ringer for the NCFC game! Thank you for listening! Come on you Jacks! Instagram: @talkinjacks Twitter: @talkinjacks Facebook.com/talkinjacks talkinjacks@gmail.com Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
1:03:30
October 9, 2018
69 - Hope Killed the Goose
Much like PENvCLT, this episode rocks back and forth between fun and sad, miserable and entertaining. Alex and Ben discuss the good, Zayed’s two goals, the bad, giving up two goals in ten minutes, and the ugly, Bilal Duckett’s poor shoulder. We also argue about the definition of mediocre and whether or not the Independence fit the description this season. It was a tough way to draw a must-win game, but there is always some fun to be had on Talkin’ Jacks. We hope you enjoy the show. Thank you for listening! Come on you Jacks! Instagram: @talkinjacks Twitter: @talkinjacks Facebook.com/talkinjacks talkinjacks@gmail.com Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
34:31
October 4, 2018
68 - Hello Darkness My Old Friend pt. II
Hello darkness my old friend…….. (Bob Lilley is the darkness) The Independence suffered a stoppage time equalizer to draw Pittsburgh 2-2, all but eliminating them from the USL playoffs. Alex and Ben break down the goals and Ben fills Alex in on what he missed while he was attending a wedding. The guys discuss the playoff picture a bit and whether or not they think that the Independence “deserve” to be in the playoffs. As always, listener questions were asked and answered at the end of the show. As Goose put it, “onward and forward.” Thank you for listening! Come on you Jacks! Instagram: @talkinjacks Twitter: @talkinjacks Facebook.com/talkinjacks talkinjacks@gmail.com Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
1:02:29
October 1, 2018
67 - TJ Extra - A Rabbi, a Goose and an Alex Walk Into a Pod
Welcome back Jacks! On this edition of TJ Extra Alex and Ben were joined by friend of the show, Rabbi Mark Goodman! Mark was known as the Rapids Rabbi when we first had him on the show, but he has since moved to Pittsburgh and has been writing about the Riverhounds for pittsburghsoccernow.com! Mark is a great guy and a good soccer mind, so we always enjoy chatting with him no matter the topic. Predictions: Alex: 0-0 Ben 1-1 Mark 1-1 Thank you for listening! Come on you Jacks! Instagram: @talkinjacks Twitter: @talkinjacks Facebook.com/talkinjacks talkinjacks@gmail.com Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
54:04
September 28, 2018
66 - The Lord of the Scooters - Fellowship of the Scooters
On this edition of Talkin’ Jacks, Ben and Alex break down the disappointing 1-1 draw against New York Red Bulls II. Alex vents about Caleb Calvert’s sky rocket from 5 yards out, Ben tries to spin the result as a positive and they both highlight some players who stood out. They also answered listener questions about playoff chances, goal of the year and their favorite kits. Thank you for listening! Come on you Jacks! Instagram: @talkinjacks Twitter: @talkinjacks Facebook.com/talkinjacks talkinjacks@gmail.com Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
51:08
September 24, 2018
65 - CHSvCLT recap and CLTvNY preview
On this edition of Talkin’ Jacks Extra, Ben and Alex break down the 1-1 draw against the Charleston Battery from Wednesday night and look ahead to the matchup against New York Red Bulls II on Saturday!! In an attempt to keep the episode short, we did not solicit listener questions, but if you have questions about the Charleston match, feel free to ask them and we will answer them on the next episode!! Hope to see everyone on Saturday at the ‘Plex! Thank you for listening! Come on you Jacks! Instagram: @talkinjacks Twitter: @talkinjacks Facebook.com/talkinjacks talkinjacks@gmail.com Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
47:31
September 21, 2018
64 - 11 Alexes vs 11 Bens
Hey y’all. Hope everyone is safe during the impacts of Florence! We decided to answer some questions that we’ve missed throughout the season and some new ones that are more fun and less focused on the 2018 season! We hope you’ll enjoy this episode! Link to article mentioned in the first question: https://www.soctakes.com/2018/04/18/too-small-to-succeed-the-perils-of-owning-a-lower-division-pro-soccer-team/ Buy our t-shirt! https://teespring.com/shop/talkin-jacks-logo-tee#pid=46&cid=2740&sid=front Thank you for listening! Come on you Jacks! Instagram: @talkinjacks Twitter: @talkinjacks Facebook.com/talkinjacks talkinjacks@gmail.com Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
51:26
September 17, 2018
63 - Recapping CLTvRIC
The Independence fought out another win over the Richmond Kickers by the score of 2-1. Alex and Ben break down everything that happened after the 16th minute (thanks ESPN+) and go in to more detail on the new signings who all made their USL debut on Saturday. We also answered some great listener questions! 
 Stay safe this weekend when Hurricane Florence slowly rolls through and dumps rain all over the Carolinas. We’ll talk to y’all later! Buy our t-shirt! https://teespring.com/shop/talkin-jacks-logo-tee#pid=46&cid=2740&sid=front Thank you for listening! Come on you Jacks! Instagram: @talkinjacks Twitter: @talkinjacks Facebook.com/talkinjacks talkinjacks@gmail.com Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
1:14:17
September 11, 2018
62 - TJ Extra - Return of the Goose
THE GOOSE IS LOOSE!!! Ben returns to the show from his vacation and fills me in on the international friendly against Santos Laguna which ended 0-3 to the visitors. We also chat a bit about the Richmond match-up and all of the players who might be out for the game - it could be as many as 9!! Predictions Alex 2-1 CLT Ben 2-0 CLT Buy our t-shirt! https://teespring.com/shop/talkin-jacks-logo-tee#pid=46&cid=2740&sid=front Thank you for listening! Come on you Jacks! Instagram: @talkinjacks Twitter: @talkinjacks Facebook.com/talkinjacks talkinjacks@gmail.com Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
39:18
September 7, 2018
61 - Is This What it Feels Like to Win?
WE FINALLY WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON!!!!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! Alex is back all by himself to break down the 1-0 victory over Nashville SC! There was a goal, and a guarantee by Je-Vaughn Watson, and I broke it down. Doing the podcast alone is weird, Ben please come back. Buy our t-shirt! https://teespring.com/shop/talkin-jacks-logo-tee#pid=46&cid=2740&sid=front Thank you for listening! Come on you Jacks! Instagram: @talkinjacks Twitter: @talkinjacks Facebook.com/talkinjacks talkinjacks@gmail.com Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
30:53
September 3, 2018
60 - TJ Extra w/ Andy Simmons of Golden Goal
On this edition of TJ Extra, Ben goes on vacation leaving Alex to do the show all by himself. Lucky for the listeners, Alex was joined by Andy Simmons of Golden Goal to preview the match. In the interview we discussed the idiosyncrasies of the USL schedule, Nashville’s current form and how this match at Charlotte could affect their playoff run. Alex also discussed the two newest signings made this week by the Jacks in the lead up to this match. Predictions: Alex 1-2 NSH Andy 0-1 NSH Buy our t-shirt! https://teespring.com/shop/talkin-jacks-logo-tee#pid=46&cid=2740&sid=front Thank you for listening! Come on you Jacks! Instagram: @talkinjacks Twitter: @talkinjacks Facebook.com/talkinjacks talkinjacks@gmail.com Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
29:22
August 30, 2018
59 - A Rough Away Day
In episode 59, Alex and Ben discuss the 6-2 drubbing that the Independence received in Cary on Saturday. The discussion was a lot less about the technical and tactical aspects of the game, and focused more on the human side of the players and the game that shone through in the moments immediately following the match. After that we talked about the bigger picture implications of the game, how the team should approach the rest of the season and what we both feel is important for fans in the last 8 games of 2018. We also answered listener questions, including a fun one debating hot dogs and corn dogs. Let us know which one you would choose and why! Buy our t-shirt! https://teespring.com/shop/talkin-jacks-logo-tee#pid=46&cid=2740&sid=front Thank you for listening! Come on you Jacks! Instagram: @talkinjacks Twitter: @talkinjacks Facebook.com/talkinjacks talkinjacks@gmail.com Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
48:01
August 27, 2018
58-TJ Extra W/ Chuck Givens & CLTvLOU Reactions
On this TJ Extra, we break down the 0-3 loss to Lou City and try to piece together what went wrong and what could have gone right. In the interview segment we discussed the Southern Derby Cup match away at NCFC this Saturday with Chuck Givens of Six Point Weekend. We talked about what has changed for the Dead Whales that has caused them to go on a bit of a run and we gave our predictions for the game as always. In part three we discussed the McKenna Strong night and how proud we are to be a part of a club that would put something like that together and then we ended the episode answering listener questions. Predictions: Alex 1-1 draw Ben 1-2 CLT Chuck 2-1 NC Buy our t-shirt! https://teespring.com/shop/talkin-jacks-logo-tee#pid=46&cid=2740&sid=front Thank you for listening and come on you Jacks! Instagram: @talkinjacks Twitter: @talkinjacks Facebook.com/talkinjacks Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
1:18:23
August 24, 2018
57- PGHvCLT Review & CLTvLOU Preview
On this edition of Talkin' Jacks, Alex and Ben discuss the 0-0 draw on the road in Pittsburgh. We chat about the tactical shift made by coach Jeffries, Bertrand Owundi's debut and many of the individual performances that stood out in Charlotte's gritty performance. In part two we talk a lot about if the Jacks will change anything heading in to Wednesday's match against Louisville City FC. We also talk briefly about LFC's new coach John Hackworth and if they will look any different than when they thrashed us 4-1 on July 21st. We answered listener questions in part 3 and talked about a couple of good causes that the Independence are supporting over the next few games. Thank you for listening! Come on you Jacks! Soccernsweettea.com orthocarolina.com Instagram: @talkinjacks Twitter: @talkinjacks Facebook.com/talkinjacks talkinjacks@gmail.com Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
1:11:19
August 20, 2018
56 - TJ Extra w/ Justin Ashcraft of Mongoals
On this very jam packed TJ Extra, Alex & Ben briefly review the travesty that was CLTvBST and what it means going forward. In part 2 we were joined by Justin Ashcroft of Mongoals to chat about the Riverhounds turnaround season and the match at Pittsburgh on Saturday. In part 3 we talked playoffs, adjustments that we would like see for the rest of the season and talked about the news regarding Troy Lesesne as well as the Jacks newest loan signing, Bertrand Owundi Eko’o. Predictions: Alex 2-0 Pitt Ben 2-2 draw Justin 2-1 Pitt For more on the Riverhounds and to find Mongoals, go to Pittsburghsoccernow.com. Buy our t-shirt! https://teespring.com/shop/talkin-jacks-logo-tee#pid=46&cid=2740&sid=front Buy the Hip Hip Jorge shirt! http://www.jacksmilitia.com/join/ Thank you for listening! Come on you Jacks! Soccernsweettea.com Instagram: @talkinjacks Twitter: @talkinjacks Facebook.com/talkinjacks Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
1:20:00
August 17, 2018
55 - TJ Extra w/ Evan Villella
On this edition of Talkin’ Jacks Extra, Alex and Ben were joined by Evan Villella for his second appearance on the show! We got into a preview of Charlotte v Bethlehem Steel ahead of next Wednesday’s game and talked a good bit about playoff scenarios for both teams. Thanks to Evan for joining us and being an all around great guy! Since we don’t have a game this weekend, we addressed a listener question that we missed last week that led to a greater discussion about the season as a whole. We hope you enjoy it. Buy our t-shirt! https://teespring.com/shop/talkin-jacks-logo-tee#pid=46&cid=2740&sid=front Buy the JM Hip Hip Jorge shirt! http://www.jacksmilitia.com/join/ Thank you for listening! Come on you Jacks! Soccernsweettea.com orthocarolina.com Instagram: @talkinjacks Twitter: @talkinjacks Facebook.com/talkinjacks talkinjacks@gmail.com Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
1:02:19
August 3, 2018
54 - Swimming In Freedom (and Injuries)
In episode 54, Alex and Ben talk at length about the 1-1 draw with Penn FC, the special edition jerseys, USL commentary and answer some hard hitting listener questions. All that and much much more! Thank you for listening! Come on you Jacks! Soccernsweettea.com orthocarolina.com Instagram: @talkinjacks Twitter: @talkinjacks Facebook.com/talkinjacks talkinjacks@gmail.com Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
1:10:54
July 30, 2018
53 - TJ Extra - Penn FC Preview
Talkin’ Jacks Extra is back this week to preview the upcoming home match against Penn FC! Unfortunately our guest ran into some scheduling conflicts at the last minute and it is just Alex and Ben on the show. BUT, we did our best to paint a picture for the match. Thanks to those of you who asked questions and we will talk to you all soon! Predictions: Alex 2-1 CLT Ben 3-0 CLT Thank you for listening! Come on you Jacks! Soccernsweettea.com orthocarolina.com Instagram: @talkinjacks Twitter: @talkinjacks Facebook.com/talkinjacks talkinjacks@gmail.com Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
42:01
July 27, 2018
52 - Fifty Shades of Terrible
WELP! That happened. The Jacks took a 4-1 Loss at Louisville Slugger Field and it could have been worse. Alex and Ben are here as always to break down what went wrong. In part one we discuss why it was the tactics that were wrong, not necessarily the starting XI. In part two, we both give our ideal starting XI for the remainder of the season and discuss the reasons behind our choices. In part three we answer listener questions. Thank you for listening! Come on you Jacks! Soccernsweettea.com orthocarolina.com Instagram: @talkinjacks Twitter: @talkinjacks Facebook.com/talkinjacks talkinjacks@gmail.com Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
53:49
July 23, 2018
51 - Queen City Cup Review and Louisville City Preview
There’s still only one Queen City, and we have the cup to prove it! Alex and Ben solemnly celebrate Charlotte winning the Queen City Cup by breaking down how and why Charlotte lost 0-2 at Cincinnati on Wednesday night. Hint, it was because of set pieces. We also looked ahead to the Louisville game and try to piece together who plays for them and who coaches them because they are in a big transition. We answered some fun and not so fun listener questions and ranted about referees and red cards! Predictions Alex 0-1 CLT Ben 1-1 draw Thank you for listening! Come on you Jacks! Soccernsweettea.com orthocarolina.com Instagram: @talkinjacks Twitter: @talkinjacks Facebook.com/talkinjacks talkinjacks@gmail.com Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
54:53
July 19, 2018
Episode 50 - NSH Recap & Cincy preview w/ Boston Keith
IT'S OUR FIFTIETH EPISODE WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! Now that that's out of the way, Alex & Ben briefly reviewed Charlotte's 1-0 win over Nashville SC last that took place last Wednesday noting standout performances all across the field. In part II, we interviewed Boston Keith, co-host of Cincinnati Soccer Talk (cincinnatisoccertalk.com.) Thanks to Boston for joining the show! Thanks to all of you who asked great questions and helped us produce a great fiftieth episode! Mary Mahoney Memorial Scholarship: gofundme.com/mary-mahoney-memorial-scholarship Jacksmilitia.com for the raffle information! Predictions: Alex 2-2 Ben 2-2 Boston 1-2 CLT Thank you for listening! Come on you Jacks! Soccernsweettea.com orthocarolina.com Instagram: @talkinjacks Twitter: @talkinjacks Facebook.com/talkinjacks talkinjacks@gmail.com Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
54:36
July 17, 2018
Episode 49 - Mid-Season Collapse
Alex and Ben are here to break down the Charlotte Independence’s 2-1 loss to Indy Eleven in Indianapolis, Indiana. You should listen to it just because we are sad much like you probably are as well. In part two, the guys try to preview the match against Nashville and how the Jacks might deal with losing most of their centerbacks in the last two games. In part three we answered listener questions. Predictions Alex 0-1 NSC Ben 1-1 draw Thank you for listening! Come on you Jacks! Soccernsweettea.com orthocarolina.com Instagram: @talkinjacks Twitter: @talkinjacks Facebook.com/talkinjacks talkinjacks@gmail.com Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
1:00:49
July 9, 2018
Episode 48 - TJ Extra with Alex & Ben
On this Talkin’ Jacks Extra, Ben and Alex do their best to preview the game against Indy XI without the help of a knowledgable guest. We also took a slight left turn into looking at the top conversion rates in the USL, led by 16(!!!) year old Efran Alvarez. It wouldn’t be Talkin’ Jacks if we didn’t get off topic at least once. Predictions Alex 1-1 Ben 1-2 CLT Win Thank you for listening! Come on you Jacks! Soccernsweettea.com orthocarolina.com Instagram: @talkinjacks Twitter: @talkinjacks Facebook.com/talkinjacks talkinjacks@gmail.com Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
40:52
July 6, 2018
Episode 47 - The 5 Stages of Grief
Welcome back to Talkin’ Jacks! In episode 47, Ben and Alex tried to make sense of what was a pretty rough week for the Charlotte Independence. The guys basically went through all the stages of grief over the course of an hour before answering listener questions. We hope you enjoy it and can commiserate with us throughout your week. Love y’all! Playing For Pride Donations: http://athleteally.org/play4pride  Time Out Youth Donations: https://www.prideraiser.org/campaigns/jacks-militia-jacks-militia-prideraiser-63d3205dda804dcba1667287d6ea1d4a/ Thank you for listening! Come on you Jacks! Soccernsweettea.com orthocarolina.com Instagram: @talkinjacks Twitter: @talkinjacks Facebook.com/talkinjacks talkinjacks@gmail.com Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
1:12:31
July 3, 2018
Episode 46 - TJ Extra w/ Evan Vilella of the USL Show
Good day lovelies! On this edition of Talkin’ Jacks Extra, we interviewed Evan Vilella of the USL Show and the USL editor for The Brotherly Game. Evan is a gem in the world of lower division soccer in America and has been a huge help to our podcast. We chatted about how Bethlehem Steel’s season has been going and what they may look to do against the Independence on Saturday. We also discussed the approach the club takes to player development and where they fit in the MLS 2 landscape. It was a great conversation and I hope you enjoy it! Predictions: Alex - BSFC 3 CLT 2 Ben - BSFC 0 CLT 2 Evan - BSFC 2 CLT 1 Playing For Pride Donations: http://athleteally.org/play4pride  Time Out Youth Donations: https://www.prideraiser.org/campaigns/jacks-militia-jacks-militia-prideraiser-63d3205dda804dcba1667287d6ea1d4a/ Thank you for listening! Come on you Jacks! Soccernsweettea.com orthocarolina.com Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
33:06
June 28, 2018
Episode 45 - Richmond Review + TJE w/ Dan Unused Substitutes
Hey folks! In part 1 of episode 45 Alex and Ben briefly talk about the 1-1 draw with Richmond and what may have caused the lethargic-ish 2nd half. In pt 2 we were joined by Dan of the Unused Substitutes podcast, to talk about the Tampa Bay Rowdies crazy season thus far. Thanks to Dan for joining us. In pt 3 we answered listener questions! Playing For Pride Donations: http://athleteally.org/play4pride  Time Out Youth Donations: https://www.prideraiser.org/campaigns/jacks-militia-jacks-militia-prideraiser-63d3205dda804dcba1667287d6ea1d4a/ Thank you for listening! Come on you Jacks! Soccernsweettea.com orthocarolina.com Instagram: @talkinjacks Twitter: @talkinjacks Facebook.com/talkinjacks talkinjacks@gmail.com Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
57:45
June 26, 2018
Episode 44 - Thundersneeze
Wow that was a long week! The Jacks finished with 2 points from 2 games. Alex and Ben break down the latest 1-1 draw with the Charleston Battery. The guys disagree about the first half performance, praised Coach Jefferies for his changes and of course admired Mutaya Mwape’s 79th minute goalazo! In part two we answered some fantastic listener questions about Enzo, Dykstra and where Charlotte stands in the East after 14 games. We will be donating $10 to Playing For Pride this week on behalf of Greg Jordan and Jessica McDonald! Playing For Pride Donations: http://athleteally.org/play4pride  Time Out Youth Donations: https://www.prideraiser.org/campaigns/jacks-militia-jacks-militia-prideraiser-63d3205dda804dcba1667287d6ea1d4a/ Thank you for listening! Come on you Jacks! Soccernsweettea.com orthocarolina.com Instagram: @talkinjacks Twitter: @talkinjacks Facebook.com/talkinjacks talkinjacks@gmail.com Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
1:09:24
June 18, 2018
Episode 43 - TJE with Drew Bartow of SNST
On this episode of Talkin’ Jacks Extra, we were joined by Drew Bartow of Soccer ’N’ Sweet Tea to talk about how the Charleston Battery matches up with Charlotte. Hint, NOT WELL FOR US. We had a great chat and we look forward to welcoming our friends from the Holy City to Charlotte on Saturday. Thanks to Richard Groves and Charles Houston for the great questions! PACK THE PLEX! Predictions: Alex 1-1 draw Ben 2-1 CLT Drew 1-3 CHS Attendance Predictions: Alex 2,812 Ben 2,704 Playing For Pride Donations: http://athleteally.org/play4pride  Time Out Youth Donations: https://www.prideraiser.org/campaigns/jacks-militia-jacks-militia-prideraiser-63d3205dda804dcba1667287d6ea1d4a/ Thank you for listening! Come on you Jacks! Soccernsweettea.com orthocarolina.com Instagram: @talkinjacks Twitter: @talkinjacks Facebook.com/talkinjacks talkinjacks@gmail.com Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
44:40
June 15, 2018
Episode 42 - TJ Extra w/ Jason Longshore of Soccer Down Here
This edition of Talkin’ Jacks Extra was supposed to be quick, but turned in to a regular episode thanks to our amazing guest Jason Longshore of Soccer Down Here! Jason is super easy to talk soccer with and we got a lot of really great insight in to ATL UTD 2. Predictions: Alex 2-2 Ben 2-3 CLT Jason 2-2 Playing For Pride Donations: http://athleteally.org/play4pride  Time Out Youth Donations: https://www.prideraiser.org/campaigns/jacks-militia-jacks-militia-prideraiser-63d3205dda804dcba1667287d6ea1d4a/ Thank you for listening! Come on you Jacks! Soccernsweettea.com orthocarolina.com Instagram: @talkinjacks Twitter: @talkinjacks Facebook.com/talkinjacks talkinjacks@gmail.com Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
44:30
June 13, 2018
Episode 41 - Sheer Incompetence
On episode 41 Alex and Ben discuss the 4-2 debacle in New Jersey. They talked about the age difference between the two teams, the poor refereeing and looked at some big picture stuff in the Eastern Conference. Make sure you’re subscribed on this short week as we bring you three podcasts! Playing For Pride Donations: http://athleteally.org/play4pride  Time Out Youth Donations: https://www.prideraiser.org/campaigns/jacks-militia-jacks-militia-prideraiser-63d3205dda804dcba1667287d6ea1d4a/ Thank you for listening! Come on you Jacks! Soccernsweettea.com orthocarolina.com Instagram: @talkinjacks Twitter: @talkinjacks Facebook.com/talkinjacks talkinjacks@gmail.com Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
43:04
June 11, 2018
Episode 40 - TJ Extra with Joseph Goldstein of Raising Bulls
We are back with a Talkin’ Jacks Extra just in time for your Friday commute! Join us as we chat with Joseph Goldstein of Raising Bulls about NYRBII’s season, style of play and Tyler Adams! It was a fun chat and hopefully you enjoy hearing more about one of the more successful MLS 2 teams in the league. Predictions: Alex 2-3 CLT Ben 1-2 CLT Joseph 3-3 Draw Thanks to Joseph for joining us, and please consider matching our donations to these two great LGBTQ+ initiatives to celebrate Pride Month. Playing For Pride Donations: http://athleteally.org/play4pride  Time Out Youth Donations: https://www.prideraiser.org/campaigns/jacks-militia-jacks-militia-prideraiser-63d3205dda804dcba1667287d6ea1d4a/ Thank you for listening! Come on you Jacks! Soccernsweettea.com orthocarolina.com Instagram: @talkinjacks Twitter: @talkinjacks Facebook.com/talkinjacks talkinjacks@gmail.com Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
36:49
June 8, 2018
Episode 39 - Scrapping One Out in Canada
YAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNN EKRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!! We all had this reaction when Yann scored to give us a win and a crucial three points against Ottawa Fury FC! Alex and Ben break down the game that felt like a slugfest at times and they talk about all the different aspects of the 90 minutes north of the border. We also got to answer some great listener questions about lineups, tactics and whether or not Charlotte deserves to be in the top four at this point in the season. Yann Ekra Fan Club T Shirt - http://www.jacksmilitia.com/join/ Thank you for listening! Come on you Jacks! Soccernsweettea.com orthocarolina.com Instagram: @talkinjacks Twitter: @talkinjacks Facebook.com/talkinjacks talkinjacks@gmail.com Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
55:17
June 4, 2018
Episode 38 - We're Going Streaking!
We’re on our first official winning streak of the 2018 season! Alex and Ben are back after a brief holiday to break down the Jacks 3-1 win over the Richmond Kickers! We talk about Yann Ekra’s form, Cordell Cato’s brace and Andrew Dykstra making us look like idiots (we already knew that though.) In part two we preview the upcoming match against Ottawa Fury FC, a team who is also finding their form for the first time this season. It should be a great match up with both teams excelling at different ends of the pitch at the moment. In part three we answered some great listener questions and tried to choose between two fantastic Jack’s Militia songs. Yann Ekra Fan Club T Shirt - http://www.jacksmilitia.com/join/ Thank you for listening! Come on you Jacks! Soccernsweettea.com orthocarolina.com Instagram: @talkinjacks Twitter: @talkinjacks Facebook.com/talkinjacks talkinjacks@gmail.com Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
55:21
May 30, 2018
Episode 37 - TJ Extra with Matt Myers aka RVAisRed
Talkin’ Jacks extra is back to normal with a wonderful guest, Matt Myers! Matt is a part time blogger and full time Richmond Kickers supporter who has a ton of knowledge about the club. We got his thoughts on how the season has started for the Kickers, Austin Yearwood and many more topics related to the Kickers v Charlotte. In part two Ben and Alex start to answer a great listener question from Chris, and then decide to come back to it on another episode! Predictions: Alex - 1-1 Draw (Yearwood and Johnson assists) Ben - 1-2 CLT Matt - 2-1 RIC Thank you for listening! Come on you Jacks! Soccernsweettea.com orthocarolina.com Instagram: @talkinjacks Twitter: @talkinjacks Facebook.com/talkinjacks talkinjacks@gmail.com Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
33:01
May 25, 2018
Episode 36 - Charlotte wins "on the road"
Welcome back to Talkin’ Jacks! On this edition, Ben and Alex keep things short and simple, much like the Charlotte Independence did against Toronto FC II on Saturday night. It was a truly “workmanlike” performance from the Jacks, who scored twice and then killed the game off well after TFCII pulled a goal back. We broke down the goals and talked about who our man of the match was. No listener questions in this one, but make sure you come out to the Ronald McDonald house for “Jacks Give Back” on Saturday May 26th at 10 am! Thank you for listening! Come on you Jacks! Soccernsweettea.com orthocarolina.com Instagram: @talkinjacks Twitter: @talkinjacks Facebook.com/talkinjacks talkinjacks@gmail.com Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
1:17:05
May 21, 2018
Episode 35 - Open Cup disappointment and Meck Dec Day special with Jay Landskroener
In this Talkin Jacks Extra, Ben and Alex break down the 3-1 loss to Ocean City Nor’easters in the US Open Cup and try to find the silver lining. In part two, we discussed the weird home game that isn’t an actual home game and our thoughts on that whole situation, as well as how the game against Toronto FC II might unfold. In part three, we interviewed founding member and the first President of Jack’s Militia to get our Charlotte history on and learn about some of the history behind the name “Charlotte Independence” and “Jack’s Militia!” Thanks to Jay for reaching out and for joining us for this super fun interview. We hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Thank you for listening! Come on you Jacks! Soccernsweettea.com orthocarolina.com Instagram: @talkinjacks Twitter: @talkinjacks Facebook.com/talkinjacks talkinjacks@gmail.com Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
1:09:14
May 18, 2018
Episode 34 - There's Only One Queen City
WE SCORED A GOAL!! WE SCORED FOUR GOALS!! WE ALSO WON!! WOOOOOOO! What a performance by the Charlotte Independence on Saturday night against FC Cincinnati. Ben and Alex got together to discuss the match and all the events that happened in it. The guys gush over the performance of many players including but not limited to: Kay Voser, Yann Ekra, Alex Martinez and Jorge Herrera. In “part 2” the guys briefly discuss the US Open Cup match upcoming this Wednesday agains the Ocean City Nor’Easters (definitely from New Jersey.) They also make a friendly bet on the lineup If these players start in these positions, Ben buys Alex a beer, if not, Alex buys Ben a beer. Brandon Miller - Goalkeeper Joel Johnson - Right Back Daniel Steedmam - Center Attacking Midfield Henry Kalungi - Centerback Yann Ekra - Central Midfield As always, we answered listener questions at the end. Thank you for submitting good questions this week! Thank you for listening! Come on you Jacks! Soccernsweettea.co
1:17:05
May 14, 2018
Episode 33 - TJ Extra #5
ALEX IS BAAAAAAAAAACK!!! Alex finally returns to Talkin’ Jacks to talk about the Independence’s upcoming match with FC Cincinnati. Ben and Alex also talk a bit more about the Jacks recent poor form and answer a fun question about a hypothetical 5v5 match made up of current and former Independence players. Send us your lineups that you would pick! See you at the ‘Plex! Thank you for listening! Come on you Jacks! Soccernsweettea.com orthocarolina.com Instagram: @talkinjacks Twitter: @talkinjacks Facebook.com/talkinjacks talkinjacks@gmail.com Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
47:32
May 11, 2018
Episode 32 - Charleston Is Nice, But We Can't Score, Also Come Back Alex
Alex still hasn't returned from honeymooning! So Ben has Chris back on so they can discuss the scoreless run that continued in Charleston, and Ben's trip down there. They also discuss our team's injury woes and the important question of which super power with conditions they'd rather have. Thank you for listening! Come on you Jacks! Soccernsweettea.com orthocarolina.com Instagram: @talkinjacks Twitter: @talkinjacks Facebook.com/talkinjacks talkinjacks@gmail.com Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
51:58
May 7, 2018
Episode 31.5 - Which Seinfeld Character Is Your USL Team? The Lost Questions Episode
Tried to paint my dolphin? What is soccer? 67 Casino Royale casting? Too many podcasts? This and the Seinfeld question is what you have to look forward to in this bonus lost quesitons episode! Thank you for listening! Come on you Jacks! Soccernsweettea.com orthocarolina.com Instagram: @talkinjacks Twitter: @talkinjacks Facebook.com/talkinjacks talkinjacks@gmail.com Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
43:29
May 1, 2018
Episode 31- ALEX GOT MARRIED! (also there was a game)
On this episode our hero Alex gets married! That poor woman. So Ben invites Chris Davis on the pod where they rant and ramble about a 0-0 draw and try to figure out how to do this thing properly. Happy honeymooning Alex! Thank you for listening! Come on you Jacks! Soccernsweettea.com orthocarolina.com Instagram: @talkinjacks Twitter: @talkinjacks Facebook.com/talkinjacks talkinjacks@gmail.com Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
51:07
April 29, 2018
Episode 30 - Well That Sucked!
Alex and Ben are sad for this episode of Talkin’ Jacks. The guys vent some of their frustrations and try to wrap their heads around what all went wrong for the Independence in their 0-2 loss to North Carolina FC. Thank you for listening! Come on you Jacks! Soccernsweettea.com orthocarolina.com Instagram: @talkinjacks Twitter: @talkinjacks Facebook.com/talkinjacks talkinjacks@gmail.com Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
46:01
April 16, 2018
Episode 29 - TJ Extra #5 with Chuck Givens
On this week’s Talkin’ Jacks Extra, we welcomed Chuck Givens of Six Point Weekend to the show to discuss the Battle of the Old North State! Chuck was a fantastic guest that obviously knows a lot more about North Carolina FC than we do and we are so glad that he was willing to join us and lend us his expertise. We look forward to derby day and we will see everyone soon (hopefully at Mac’s) Thank you for listening! Come on you Jacks! Soccernsweettea.com orthocarolina.com Instagram: @talkinjacks Twitter: @talkinjacks Facebook.com/talkinjacks talkinjacks@gmail.com Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
1:08:33
April 13, 2018
Episode 28 - Music City Blues
The Charlotte Independence suffered their first loss of the 2018 season on Saturday. Alex and Ben sat down to be sad about where the Jacks went wrong in Nashville. There were a lot of listener questions, so the majority of the episode was spent answering those while also breaking down the game. The guys also discussed if anyone in the regular starting 11 should be worried about keeping their spot (spoiler alert, Ben thinks there are several!) A good bit of time was also spent analyzing Alan Winn’s 24th minute goal that put NSC ahead for good. Let us know if you agree/disagree with our analysis! Thank you for listening and as always, come on you Jacks! Soccernsweettea.com orthocarolina.com Instagram: @talkinjacks Twitter: @talkinjacks Facebook.com/talkinjacks talkinjacks@gmail.com Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
1:08:32
April 9, 2018
Episode 27 - TJ Extra #4 with Glenn Judah
On this week’s Talkin’ Jacks Extra we were joined by Glenn Judah of nashvillegoldengoal.com! Glenn is a blogger much like ourselves in Nashville and has his finger on the pulse of the boys in Gold. He gave us a lot of information on NSC’s struggle in front of goal through three games and who might be someone to watch out for on Saturday. To read more from Glenn, check out nashvillegoldengoal.com! Thank you to Glenn for joining us and for all of our listener questions! Enjoy the game and COYJ! Predictions: Alex: NSH 1 CLT 1 Ben: NSH 0 CLT 1 Glenn: NSH 2 CLT 2 Soccernsweettea.com orthocarolina.com Instagram: @talkinjacks Twitter: @talkinjacks Facebook.com/talkinjacks talkinjacks@gmail.com Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
49:57
April 6, 2018
Episode 26 - San Jorge Saves the Day
On this week’s Talkin’ Jacks, Alex & Ben talk through the 2-2 draw with ATL UTD 2. We both thought this was Charlotte’s worst performance of the young season and talked about why they might should feel lucky to walk away with a point. We also argued over whether Jung-Soo Lee had a successful debut for the Jacks, Ben looks at the big picture and Alex cracks a lot of corny jokes. Listener questions came pouring in at the last minute so thank you for those contributions and we got a little silly answering them. This episode was a ton of fun to put together so we hope you enjoy it half as much as we did! Thank you all for listening and have a great week! Soccernsweettea.com orthocarolina.com Instagram: @talkinjacks Twitter: @talkinjacks Facebook.com/talkinjacks talkinjacks@gmail.com Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
1:15:12
April 2, 2018
Episode 25 - TJ Extra #3 with Jason Longshore
Talkin’ Jacks Extra is back this week to talk about Charlotte Independence v Atlanta United II! In this episode we got to interview Jason Longshore of Soccer Down Here and 92.9 the Game in Atlanta. Jason is one of the most knowledgeable individuals about all things Atlanta United FC so it was great to get his insight on the second team and what the Jacks will be facing on Saturday night! To hear more from Jason, please check out Soccer Down Here on blogtalk radio or in your favorite podcast player. Thank you for listening, please enjoy! Predictions: Alex: CLT 3 - ATL 1 Ben: Forgot to make a prediction Jason: CLT 2 - ATL 2 Soccernsweettea.com orthocarolina.com Instagram: @talkinjacks Twitter: @talkinjacks Facebook.com/talkinjacks talkinjacks@gmail.com Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
38:53
March 30, 2018
Episode 24 - Alex is Sick and Charlotte Wins Again
Alex and Ben are back with a sinus infection delayed edition of Talkin’ Jacks! In episode 24 the guys break down some of the action in the Independence’s 2-0 victory over Toronto FC II and talk about how the newfound direct style that Charlotte has deployed the last two weeks. The second part of the episode is a brief conversation about the news of Henry Kalungi and Eamon Zayed signing for the 2018 season and what they will bring the the roster. Thank you for listening, please enjoy! Soccernsweettea.com orthocarolina.com Instagram: @talkinjacks Twitter: @talkinjacks Facebook.com/talkinjacks talkinjacks@gmail.com Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
58:11
March 27, 2018
Episode 23 - TJ Extra #2 with James Grossi
In the 2nd edition of Talkin’ Jacks Extra, Alex and Ben were joined by James Grossi from Waking the Red and MLSSoccer.com to discuss the match against Toronto FC II. James has great insight into the team and gave us a lot of information on how they might match up against the Independence on Saturday. We hope you enjoy the episode and thanks for listening! Predictions Alex - CLT 2 - TFCII - 1 Ben - CLT 3 - TFCII 1 James - CLT 2 - TFCII - 2 Wakingthered.com Soccernsweettea.com orthocarolina.com Instagram: @talkinjacks Twitter: @talkinjacks Facebook.com/talkinjacks talkinjacks@gmail.com Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
42:08
March 23, 2018
Episode 22 - Deep dive into Charlotte's 4-1 win over Ottawa!
The Charlotte Independence take first place in the East with a 4-1 victory on opening day over Ottawa Fury FC! Ben and Alex break down the game and do a deep dive into what went well, what needs improving and even discussed some tactics! As always, we answered listener questions at the end. Thank you to all those who asked questions! We hope you enjoy the episode and thanks for listening! Game recap: https://soccernsweettea.com/charlotte-independence-start-2018-with-a-dominant-4-1-win-over-ottawa-11500713c2fa Soccernsweettea.com orthocarolina.com Instagram: @talkinjacks Twitter: @talkinjacks Facebook.com/talkinjacks talkinjacks@gmail.com Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
1:17:30
March 19, 2018
Episode 21 - Talkin' Jacks Extra #1 - CLTvOTT
In the first edition of Talkin’ Jacks Extra, Ben and Alex preview the first game of the season! Charlotte hosts Ottawa Fury FC on St. Patrick’s Day and the guys tried their best to give you some insight into this week’s opponent. See everyone Saturday! Let’s pack the ‘Plex and cheer on the Jacks! We hope you enjoy the episode and thanks for listening! Soccernsweettea.com orthocarolina.com Instagram: @talkinjacks Twitter: @talkinjacks Facebook.com/talkinjacks talkinjacks@gmail.com Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
47:29
March 16, 2018
Episode 20 - Pre-Season Wrap Up and Expectation Setting
The pre-season is over! The Jacks concluded their 2018 warm-up with a 2-1 victory over Old Dominion University and Ben and Alex were there to cover it. In this episode they break down the game and how the team looked as they round into shape for the start of the 2018 regular season. In part 2 they go over the many players that have been added to the roster both officially and unofficially as well. In part 3 they talk about the USL as a whole, and specifically the Eastern Conference and what they think fans should expect out the Independence this season in terms of play style and results. Finally, they announced that the first Talkin’ Jacks bonus episode will be released this Friday to get you ready for the regular season opener on March 17th! Stay tuned, and come on you Jacks! We hope you enjoy the episode and thanks for listening! Soccernsweettea.com orthocarolina.com Instagram: @talkinjacks Twitter: @talkinjacks Facebook.com/talkinjacks talkinjacks@gmail.com Music: "Good to
1:09:52
March 12, 2018
Episode 19 - Trialists Abound
Welcome back Jacks! On episode 19, Alex and Ben catch up on all the new additions to the squad: Jung-Soo Lee, Calvin Doum and Daniel Steedman. They also briefly discuss the departure of franchise leading goal-scorer Enzo Martinez to the Colorado Rapids. In the main section of the podcast they break down the Independence’s pre-season game against North Carolina FC. The Jacks fell 0-1 but Alex and Ben think there are a lot of positives to take away from the game. At the end they answered questions submitted by listeners, mainly relating to the game. We hope you enjoy the episode and thanks for listening! Soccernsweettea.com orthocarolina.com Instagram: @talkinjacks Twitter: @talkinjacks Facebook.com/talkinjacks talkinjacks@gmail.com Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
50:11
February 26, 2018
Episode 18 - Colorado Affiliation with the Rapids Rabbi
On this special episode of Talkin’ Jacks we had the pleasure of interviewing the Rapids Rabbi from SB Nation’s Burgundy Wave, a site dedicated to covering the Colorado Rapids of MLS. The Rabbi gave us a lot of insight on the affiliation between the Rapids and the Independence, players we might see be loaned to us in 2018 and more. Big thanks to him for joining us and thank you to everyone who asked questions on Twitter! We hope you enjoy the episode and thanks for listening! Soccernsweettea.com orthocarolina.com Instagram: @talkinjacks Twitter: @talkinjacks Facebook.com/talkinjacks talkinjacks@gmail.com Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
1:09:06
February 12, 2018
Episode 17 - Season 2 Premiere
We're baaaaaaaaaaaaack!!! In our season premiere we talk about some of the off the field news surrounding the reported new owner and the renewed talks about Memorial Stadium. In part 2 we break down the roster as it stands on February 5th. Finally, we answered the many listener questions that y'all sent our way! If we missed your question, we sincerely apologize. Just let us know and we will get to it on the next episode! Thank you to everyone for listening, come on you Jacks! Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
1:14:58
February 5, 2018
Episode 16 - Season Finale
We’re BACK! This will likely be our final episode of 2017 barring any big news. Alex and Ben were joined by Chris Davis to chat about the 2017 Independence season and look ahead to 2018. We went over our favorite games, favorite goals and what the off-season will bring for the Jacks on and off the field. We talked about the renovations to the SportsPlex, the potential future for Memorial Stadium and the potential of NCFC joining USL. Next, we looked ahead to 2018 and what the roster might look like and potential areas of improvement for the club. Finally, we talked a bit about our favorite pizza joints in Charlotte! Give us your recommendations that we have to try in the off-season! Thank you to Zach Dyck for all the great questions and talking points and thank you to each and every one of you that have taken the time to listen to us. We love ya! Have a great off-season. Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
1:14:42
November 12, 2017
Episode 15 - Hello Darkness My Old Friend
The off-season began a little less than 24 hours ago for the Charlotte Independence. Ben and I kind of break down the game but really just had a little chat about why we are sad that the season is over and why it’s so much worse having happened the way that it did. Thank you all so much for listening as we kicked off this little project a little more than halfway through the season; we will be back to wrap up the season in later episodes! We love ya! Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
36:20
October 22, 2017
Episode 14 - The Playoffs Are Upon Us; What Could Go Wrong?
Episode 14 is all about the first round of the USL playoffs! Your Charlotte Independence come into their first round matchup with the Rochester Rhinos nursing a 5 game losing streak (BOOOOO) but Alex thinks there’s hope to turn it around before it’s too late! Ben doesn’t think so as much. We also went into detail about the Charleston game including Charleston Goalkeeper Odisnel Cooper’s player of the week type performance. This episode pairs well with caramel corn and hot apple cider or your pumpkin beer of choice. Enjoy responsibly. Racing Against Cancer Fund: https://www.gofundme.com/racing-against-cancer Charleston Recap: https://soccernsweettea.com/i-hate-everything-3d4d3b77a832 Predictions: Alex: CLT 2 v ROC 1 Ben: CLT 0 v ROC 1 Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
1:01:09
October 17, 2017
Episode 13 - Buy Me Some Peanuts and Cracker Jack
In this episode Alex and Ben dive in to what went wrong for the Independence at Louisville Slugger Field agains Louisville City but also take some time to admire Caleb Calvert’s goalazo! Of course an episode about Louisville wouldn’t be complete without a rant about their field so that came up a few times as well. When we previewed Charleston we talked about a few options for a starting 11 and whether or not we could see any drastic changes before Saturday. Thank you always for listening and come on you Jacks! Racing Against Cancer Fund: https://www.gofundme.com/racing-against-cancer Louisville Recap: https://soccernsweettea.com/clt-loses-6c14cfab7bfc Predictions: Alex: CLT 1 CHS 2 Ben: CLT 2 CHS 1 Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
58:37
October 10, 2017
Episode 12 - Ranting About Bubble Soccer and Slamball - Feat. Chris Davis
Episode 12 features a special guest, Chris Davis! Ben, Alex and Chris got together on Saturday evening to record this episode following the Charlotte Independence’s third straight loss. This episode is a little different, in that the three of us took a more emotional approach to talking about the Cincinnati game and the upcoming Louisville game. If you’re looking for a more analysis based approach to explaining the loss to FCC, you won’t find it here as I said we took a more emotional approach and mainly ranted about not being able to score goals. Hopefully we will be able to discuss how the Independence went into Louisville and stole 3 points next week! Thank you for listening and as always, come on you Jacks! Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
52:27
October 3, 2017
Episode - 11 Rowdies Recap and FC Cincinnati Preview
Talkin’ Jacks is back again! Following a bad week of results, Alex and Ben break down the 1-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Rowdies and try to pull out some positive notes in an otherwise negative week of soccer. Next we talk about FC Cincinnati and the Queen City Cup match coming this FRIDAY and Ben accuses Alex of being a closeted FC Cincinnati fan (he would be wrong.) We talk about how this matchup looks good on paper and then give our predictions. At the end we try to answer the questions that we didn’t have time to answer in the last episode concerning Luke Waecther and Coach Jefferies. You’re going to need a snack and a nice beverage to consume this entire episode so go ahead and grab one(or several.) Thanks for listening! TBR Recap: https://soccernsweettea.com/rowdies-best-jacks-69689300d937 Predictions: Alex: Charlotte Independence 2 - FC Cincinnati 1 Ben: Charlotte Independence 2 - FC Cincinnati 0 Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
1:19:32
September 26, 2017
Episode 10.5 - Midweek Turmoil
In an abbreviated midweek edition of Talkin’ Jacks, Alex and Ben talk about some of the things that went wrong to cause a 3-0 loss to the Charleston Battery (there were too many to cover all of them.) In the second half of the show, we talk about the tough task of facing the Tampa Bay Rowdies on short rest and on the road where they are one of the best teams in the USL. We will be back on Tuesday with a longer, more normal episode so stay tuned. Thank you for listening and hopefully the Jacks can turn this around!! Predictions: Alex: Tampa Bay Rowdies 2 - Charlotte Independence 1 Ben: Tampa Bay Rowdies 2 - Charlotte Independence 2 Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
38:25
September 21, 2017
Episode 10 - Canadian Woes and The Southern Derby
After a disappointing draw against the Ottawa Fury left the Independence winless against Canadian teams this year, Alex and Ben discuss what went wrong and what went right that salvaged a point. In the second half of the show, we preview the Southern Derby against The Charleston Battery on Wednesday(rescheduled from 9/9) It's a busy week for Charlotte and for us, thank you for listening! CLTvOTT recap: https://soccernsweettea.com/cltvott-ends-1-1-f014e4b20c4e Alex's MOTM: Austin Yearwood - Game changing substitute, assisted the equalizer Ben's MOTM: Lewis Hilton - 88% passing accuracy and scored the equalizer Predictions for CHSvCLT: Alex: 0-0 draw Ben- 0-1 Charlotte Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
49:29
September 19, 2017
Episode 09 - Podcast For a Rainy Day
There's no game to review, as the away trip to Charleston was rescheduled for September 20th. Ben and Alex attempt to preview the Ottawa Fury game but spend most of the episode talking about the race for the top 4 and the rest of the Eastern Conference playoff picture. Thanks for listening as always, and if you have questions, you know where to find us! Come On You Jacks! Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
41:59
September 12, 2017
Episode 08 - Kickin' On
After a slight delay and some big personal news, Alex and Ben discussed the Charlotte Independence's 3-0 victory over the Richmond Kickers and previewed the Southern Derby matchup against the Charleston Battery! Plus we give an injury update on several injured Jacks. Thank you always for listening! Alex's MOTM: Lewis Hilton - assist, 4 chances created, set piece taking Ben's MOTM: Enzo Martinez - two goals scored, USL player of the week Enzo Player of the Month Voting: uslsoccer.com/news_article/show/829263?referrer_id=3328873 Stories: soccernsweettea.com/tagged/charlotte-independence Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
55:44
September 6, 2017
Episode 07 - Opposite Day in the USL
Alex and Ben discuss the good, the bad and the ugly from Saturday’s loss to Toronto FC II and wonder “what if” a lot. We tried to answer listener questions and we briefly talked about the next game against the Richmond Kickers before we got distracted by other things. Thank you to Soccer ’N’ Sweet Tea, thank you to those of you who donated to Ashley Mahoney’s cause and thank you all for listening. Toronto FC II Recap: https://soccernsweettea.com/jacks-lose-to-tfc2-54d30f816b11 Ashley’s gofundme: https://www.gofundme.com/racing-against-cancer Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
55:32
August 29, 2017
Episode 06 - "Shocktop With a Splash of Orange Juice"
Link to Ashley Mahoney’s “Racing Against Cancer” fund: https://www.gofundme.com/racing-against-cancer Please consider matching our donation of $27 or whatever amount you can give. Alex and Ben were in “studio” to discuss the Jacks’ results against Bethlehem Steel FC and Orlando City B and we talked about how we need to beat Toronto FC II. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TalkinJacks and like us on Facebook! Thank you so much for listening! Link to Bethlehem Steel recap: https://soccernsweettea.com/a-new-beatless-streak-has-begun-in-charlotte-39bc792bdda3 Link to OCB recap: https://soccernsweettea.com/jacks-draw-ocb-bf2e5b30ff73 Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
51:29
August 22, 2017
Episode - 05 Beatless Is Over, Time For a New Streak
Episode 5 is unfortunately jammed with 4 games to talk about, so we don't get into many details, but we discuss the Independence's less-than-stellar road trip and why we thought their 12 game beatless run came to an end. In the second half we preview this week's games and answer listener questions. As always, find us on social media and subscribe if you haven't! Thanks for listening! Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
51:00
August 15, 2017
Episode 04 - We Are Top O' the League!
What a time to be alive! Our Charlotte Independence took first place in the USL East last weekend and we're here to recap how they did it! We also take just a minute to complain about the USL referees and the sand at Matthews Sportsplex before looking ahead to the Jacks week featuring a Wednesday-Saturday Canadian double. We hope you enjoy! If you want more content, make sure you stay tuned to soccernsweettea.com! Thank you so much for listening! Come on you Jacks! Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
48:24
August 8, 2017
Episode 03 - Reviews and Previews - Feat. Chris Davis
Chris Davis joined us in studio for episode 03 of Talkin' Jacks! We discussed the beach soccer game against Richmond, the dominating performance against Bethlehem Steel and we look ahead to this weekend's big matchup against Louisville City FC. We appreciate your support and as always, thank you to Soccer 'N' Sweet Tea! Come on you Jacks! Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
52:36
August 1, 2017
Episode 02 - Charlotte Independence Mid-Season Review
In the second episode of Talkin' Jacks, Alex and Ben take a deep dive into the first half of the Charlotte Independence's season and talk about how the team has performed in their first 17 games. We also give out our first half awards! This episode is extraordinarily long due to our tendency to ramble, we are working on that I promise! We appreciate your support and as always, thank you to Soccer 'N' Sweet Tea! Come on you Jacks! Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
1:15:01
July 25, 2017
Talkin' Jacks Episode 01
Alex and Ben introduce themselves, explain what Talkin' Jacks is all about and review the Charlotte Independence's most recent game against the Harrisburg City Islanders. Music: "Good to Be Alone" by The Bomb Busters, used under Creative Commons
34:57
July 19, 2017
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