U.S. Soccer is launching its first-ever official podcast, providing fans with the latest news and information, behind-the-scenes stories and exclusive interviews with players and coaches. “The U.S. Soccer Podcast” will provide listeners with insight they can’t get anywhere else about the U.S. Women’s, Men’s, Youth and Extended National Teams, interviews with the leaders of the Federation, and never-before-aired stories from the people involved in playing and building the sport in the United States.
This week’s edition of “The U.S. Soccer Podcast” saw Jordan Angeli and Charlie Davies outline the National Women’s Soccer League’s plan to return to play in June before welcoming USMNT midfielder Tyler Adams. In his second season with Bundesliga’s RB Leipzig, the 21-year-old talked about how the return to play has gone in Germany, how he’s adjusted to life abroad and a new language and culture. Adams then shifted gears to discuss the bond that continues to form between USMNT players during the Coronavirus pandemic, his thoughts on leadership and desire to one day captain the USA and advice to younger players looking to follow in his footsteps.
In the third episode of “The U.S. Soccer Podcast”, Jordan Angeli and Charlie Davies talk the return of live soccer and adjustments for viewers and players alike as the Bundesliga returns to action, before chatting with US Soccer FIFA Referee and Physician Assistant Katja Koroleva.
When she’s not officiating marquee professional and international matches, Koroleva provides critical medical services through her work in the emergency department, a vocation that’s taken on extra importance during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Koroelva shares her journey in soccer and medicine, while givingvaluable insights into the physical and technical preparations that go into elite refereeing,what these times are like for medical providers, and what it means to represent the United States on the world stage.
In the second episode of “The U.S. Soccer Podcast," Jordan Angeli and Charlie Davies dish on Alex Morgan and Servando Carrasco welcoming their new addition, the return of the Bundesliga this weekend – and the U.S. players who will feature -- before speaking to U.S. Men’s National Team general manager Brian McBride.
The former USMNT striker discusses how he’s grown into his role and how the team is operating in the COVID-19 era before shining going in depth on his playing career. Always generous with his time, McBride detailed the disappointing with his first move abroad with Wolfsburg to becoming the first player selected in the 1996 MLS Draft, his early steps with the National Team, playing in three World Cups and teaming up with Charlie on the 2008 Olympic Team, as well as his legend status with English club Fulham FC.
The inaugural episode of The U.S. Soccer Podcast features USWNT General Manager Kate Markgraf. The World Cup champion and two-time gold medalist joins hosts Jordan Angeli and Charlie Davies to discuss a range of topics, from stepping into the starting lineup with the 99ers to ensuring the continued success of the WNT.