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This is the “You're Smarter Than Us,” a soccer podcast that views the game through the lens of living and playing in Asheville, North Carolina.
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Chatta-ing with the 423 Soccer Pod
Post-season crosover episode with @chattagooner of the @423soccerpod discussing the end of the NPSL season, cups and leagues, where NPSL and NISA both stand, and what future league options there are for both CFC and Asheville City. 
48:58
August 4, 2019
Some Other Beginning's End
Both seasons are recapped in this solo episode which breaks down the playoff games, pluses, deltas, and names players of the season. At the end Tim details a bit about what the offseason will look like for the club and the podcast. 
37:52
July 29, 2019
Playoff Bound
As both the women and the men begin their run through the playoffs, Tim chats with Ben about a variety of the ins-and-out of the both seasons, successes and challenges, and why pre-season predictions are a fool's game. The conversation then shifts to NISA and how their slow rollout and lack of information has them already stumbling out of the starting block.  Thank you to our sponsor - Tasty Beverage Company is a beer store and bar on Asheville's South Slope. In addition to featuring a world class selection of local, regional and imported craft beer, Tasty also carries a selection other specialty beverages, like natural wine, cider and craft sodas. This year, Tasty will be showing Asheville City away games all season long, so go visit them at 162 Coxe Avenue across from Swannanoa Cleaners and make sure to tell them we sent you.   
37:05
July 5, 2019
Prideraiser
   In possibly our favorite episode we've ever done, Tim is fortunate enough to speak with Galen, Becca, and Dan of Prideraiser (and all Chattahooligans) about the amazing late night origin story of the campaign and the evolution from Wordpress to a unique fundraising platform. For the first time since its inception, the nuts and bolts of Prideraiser are explored in detailed and why it is soccer culture that is able to put aside sporting competition and rally around civic causes in this way.  If you are interested in making a contribution to your local Prideraiser campaign, please visit prideraiser.org or reach out at @prideraiser. 
43:30
June 12, 2019
Forecasting with Coach Mic
To kick-off the second half of the men's season, Tim and Coach Mic discuss the results up to this point, surprise players across the Southeast, and why the game against Greenville this weekend might be the most important game in Asheville's history. Then at the end of the conversation, there is a bit of talk on potentially playoff opponent scouting and US Open Cup hypoteticals.  Thank you to our sponsor - Tasty Beverage Company is a beer store and bar on Asheville's South Slope. In addition to featuring a world class selection of local, regional and imported craft beer, Tasty also carries a selection other specialty beverages, like natural wine, cider and craft sodas. This year, Tasty will be showing Asheville City away games all season long, so go visit them at 162 Coxe Avenue across from Swannanoa Cleaners and make sure to tell them we sent you.  
33:21
June 5, 2019
Being Involved
In a fantastic crossover podcast with our Amateur Hour brethren, Tim, Chris, and Ben sat down with Stacey Enos and Jennifer Cudjoe of Asheville City to chat about the momentum of women's soccer in America and how our local club is helping to close the circle that started in the 80's as we approach the Women's World Cup this summer. Thank you to our sponsor - Tasty Beverage Company is a beer store and bar on Asheville's South Slope. In addition to featuring a world class selection of local, regional and imported craft beer, Tasty also carries a selection other specialty beverages, like natural wine, cider and craft sodas. This year, Tasty will be showing Asheville City away games all season long, so go visit them at 162 Coxe Avenue across from Swannanoa Cleaners and make sure to tell them we sent you.     
23:23
May 24, 2019
Carolina Goosico
After a thrilling and rain-soaked Carolina Clasico in Greenville, Tim chats with @thesoccergoose about the uncertain lead up to the game, the fantastic tailgate a welcoming MTO put together, SIrrine Stadium, and the game itself. They also cover the newly introduced Keg of the Covenant and why both Asheville and Greenville need the other to succeed.  Thank you to our sponsor - Tasty Beverage Company is a beer store and bar on Asheville's South Slope. In addition to featuring a world class selection of local, regional and imported craft beer, Tasty also carries a selection other specialty beverages, like natural wine, cider and craft sodas. This year, Tasty will be showing Asheville City away games all season long, so go visit them at 162 Coxe Avenue across from Swannanoa Cleaners and make sure to tell them we sent you.  
43:28
May 15, 2019
Men's Roster and Season Preview with Coach Mic
For the second pod in a row, has the opportunity to sit down with Coach Mic of the men's side and discuss returning and new faces. He also explains how he recruited in the offseason, the challenges of coaching to a philosophy in only three months, and why some players start the season but do not end it with the club. THe first half of the season's schedule is then examined and explored.  You're Smarter Than Us s extremely excited to introduce our first sponsor: Tasty Beverage Company, a beer store and bar on Asheville's South Slope. In addition to featuring a world class selection of local, regional and imported craft beer, Tasty also carries a selection other specialty beverages, like natural wine, cider and craft sodas. This year, Tasty will be showing Asheville City away games all season long, so go visit them at 162 Coxe Avenue across from Swannanoa Cleaners and make sure to tell them we sent you. 
46:46
May 5, 2019
Blow My Mind
In their first sit down interview, Tim chats with Coach Mick Giordano of the Asheville City men's club about his playing career and what lead him to Asheville. They touch on how the professional v. amateur debate is viewed in Germany, Mick's first year in the NPSL, what letter grade he would give himself, and what changes he will make this upcoming season. 
47:41
April 11, 2019
What's In The Box (v2.0)
In a re-edited episode, Tim chats with The Soccer Goose, Ben Goshorn, about the nuances of the professional vs. amateur language in describing the lower leagues, the changing landscape in Greenville, and his opinion on new clubs in the region. 
36:38
April 2, 2019
NPSL Southeast Preview
Riley Maleitzke, the voice of the Georgia Revolution, joins the pod to preview the NPSL Southeast season. Tim and Riley discuss players who have moved on from the league, clubs that are in flux, clubs that stayed consistent, and how Atlanta has handled the explosion of the interest in their different tiers. Tim also explains why he believes that the Asheville City women consistently draw the same amount of fans to their games as the men. Like and subscribed on your preferred podcast platform. 
1:05:06
March 1, 2019
If I'm Not Mistaken...
   In our first solo-pod, Tim recaps the off-season for the women very briefly (for lack of information) and touches base with the remaining six clubs in the NPSL Southeast. Coaching changes, field shuffling, re-branding, and the introduction of fan shares are all explored. He then reviews the major news in the men's off-season including sponsorship, the AC Academy, and a Memorial renovation updates (or lack thereof). The episode is wrapped up with a quick conversation with Coach Mick.
39:53
February 16, 2019
Knowing What's Best For You
In the year's first episode of the You're Smarter Than Us podcast, Tim chats with Steve Bayley of Non-League America about his experiences at the NPSL Annual Owners' Meeting, his Atlanta Silverbacks fandom, if Atlanta is a soccer town, and the series of documentaries NLA has been putting together. 
43:22
January 3, 2019
Rocco's Modern Life
In a wide ranging conversation, Tim gets the chance to chat with John Frusciante of the First Team Podcast, which focuses on the historic New York Cosmos. They chat a bit about the Cosmos, their history and their future, NPSLpro, and end talking about John's amateur club in New Jersey - the Monmouth Generals.
43:17
December 11, 2018
No One's Sleeping Tonight
In an adult-only episode, Tim welcomes on Dion Degennaro of the Northern Guard Supporters, supporter group of Detroit City FC. The two of them explore the history of DCFC, their mutually beneficial ties to the community, his opinions on MLS/USL, and how DCFC is growing the sport in their own ways. This episode is not for the faint of heart or residents of Ohio.
48:41
September 25, 2018
Take 'Em All
In a wide-ranging conversation, Tim welcomes on Nathen McVittie of Common Goal to compare the the game in England/US, his time with the NY Cosmos and Leicester City the season they won the Premier League, the importance of owning your own intellectual property, and how a rising tide will lift all boats in the American lower leagues.
48:07
September 17, 2018
Elevating The Standard
In this episode, Tim got the opportunity to sit down with Asheville City's Meghann Burke, owner-former professional player-and-NWSL Players' Association legal counsel, to talk about her start in St. Louis, the oft forgotten Asheville Splash, her time abroad, her work for the NWSL players' association, and how the ACSC women exceeded all expectations in their first year. This maybe the best interview we have had yet and we hope you enjoy.
45:48
August 30, 2018
We Just Knew
The UNC-A women's soccer season starts tonight and to celebrate, Tim sat down with Bryson Lee and Bella Iorio to discuss the upcoming season, how they ended up in Asheville, the transition to playing under Coach Vera, and why Bryson is looking forwards to playing fellow ACSC Blue Megan McCallister this pre-season.
22:58
August 13, 2018
You Are So Biased
In an EPL season preview episode, the boys breakdown the transfer window, Pat laments Man United's lack of momentum, Tim explains why he believes Tottenham is on borrowed time, and they both make what are sure to be wrong predictions for the table.
48:28
August 11, 2018
Choo-Choosing Your Side of the Battle
In the biggest Soccer & Sweet Tea cross over pod yet, Tim and Chris from "Yeah THAT Soccer Show" speak at great length about the soccerpocolypse that is brewing in Chattanooga as a new USL D3 franchise is coming to town alongside the historic and established Chattanooga FC. With a similar situation occurring in Greenville, Chris explains why he thinks the situation could work there. And Tim gives his opinion on why he thinks Asheville will eventually grow too big for its fishbowl, but it will have to happen organically.
57:02
August 5, 2018
Continuing #ThePursuit
New UNC-A women's coach Lindsay Vera sat down with Tim to talk about her background in soccer and coaching, the difficulties of creating a culture for a new program, why Asheville is an organic fit for her first head coaching position, and what we should be looking forwards to in the new season.
20:16
August 4, 2018
#ThePursuit
In this episode, Tim sits down with UNC-Asheville men's soccer coach Mathes Mennell and discusses the upcoming season for the Bulldogs, his background in the sport, how he ended up in Asheville, what it means to play Bulldog soccer, and the difference between American college ball and the academy system in Europe.
34:54
July 29, 2018
Think Global, Act Local - Interview with Ryan Kelley
To wrap up the 2018 season for the Asheville City Soccer Club men and women, Tim sits down with club president Ryan Kelley to talk final grades, what's next for both squads, potential collaborations, off-season happenings, and club branding.
44:28
July 23, 2018
You're Talking to the One Person Following This Right Now
In this episode of the pod, Tim and Pat wrap up the club season, talk off season and branding, review awful World Cup predictions, and chat transfer market.
48:25
July 19, 2018
Saturday Night Is Alright For Fighting
Tim and Chris discuss a crazy Saturday night in NPSL action that landed the men in the playoffs and look forward to Tuesday night's round one game in Nashville.
18:30
July 9, 2018
I've Seen Rocky 4
An injury might be keeping him off the field, but back on the podcast is Cameron Saul to help Tim and Chris figure out what went wrong in Greenville, talk women's playoffs, and breakdown the World Cup with predictions.
50:33
July 5, 2018
Asheville... Mr. Asheville.
In this episode, Tim and Chris have sit down interview with Mr. Asheville, Cameron Saul, who discusses training in England, how he ended up in Iowa, being recruited to Asheville, and why playing for the Blues is the highlight of his career.
45:50
June 28, 2018
A (Half) Hour with Some (Smart) Amateurs
Recorded directly after the 0-1 men's loss to Greenville FC, Tim and Pat welcome Soccer & Sweet Tea's Amateur Hour podcast hosts, Chris and Ben, to speak on the game, their experience at the first leg of the Carolina Clasico, and more.
35:56
June 25, 2018
Gaining Perspective
In Episode #5 of You're Smarter Than Us, Tim welcomes Chris to discuss the structure of the NPSL, the career path of men vs. women in soccer, and why Asheville might have an advantage in recruiting in the future.
42:04
June 18, 2018
World Cup Watch Party
In Episode #4, if you can ignore the docile tones of an open brewery, listen in while Tim and Pat speak with Asheville City Soccer Club management, South Slope Blues members, and Jamie Smith of the men's squad.
25:36
June 15, 2018
She's a Fox in the Box
In Episode #3 of the You're Smarter Than Us podcast, Tim recounts an uneventful night in Knoxville, the boys break down the women's season and highlight a few players, and Pat gives detailed opinion on the World Cup.
30:56
June 11, 2018
That's Why They Call Them The South Slope Blues
In Episode #2 of the You're Smarter Than Us podcast, Tim and Pat review the 2-1 men's loss to Chattanooga, the women's 4-0 win over Lake Norman, and interview Greg Cooper of The South Slope Blues fan supporters group.
53:57
June 4, 2018
One City, One Pod
The very first episode of Asheville's premier soccer podcast, "You're Smarter Than Us." Hosts Tim and Pat discuss the Asheville City Soccer Club seasons thus far, American interest in soccer without World Cup involvement, and the Champions League Final.
32:15
May 28, 2018
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