Major League Soccer
Amobi pulls up to St. Louis to kick it with his guy, Stl CITY SC defender, Josh Yaro. They talk about Josh's journey from the Right To Dream Academy in Ghana, to using his education to pursue his pro dreams.The guys also talk about the upcoming season for CITY, life in St. Louis, and his favorite West African restaurants in the city.
This week the guys catch up with Philanthropist, Businessman, Current USMNT standout and LAFC Midfielder, Kellyn Acosta. They chop it up about Kellyn's upbringing, the decision to go pro at 16 vs College, European aspirations, the upcoming World Cup and more. They also talk about Kellyn's love for fashion, his philanthropic work and the other business endeavors he's cooking up, including team ownership.
This week the guys sit down with one of the most interested individuals in Soccer, Former Pro, TV Analyst, and Entrepreneur, Rodney Wallace. They chat about everything from his early life growing up in Costa Rica, adjusting to American life in the DMV; to his professional career, which took him around the world. They also chat about how he made the transition into media, leveraged brand partnerships into new opportunities and how he's championing the use of CBD for Athletes.Learn more about Rewind by Rodney Wallace: https://www.rewindbyrodneywallace.com/
Live at MLS All-Star, the guys catch up with the walking MLS Cup, Darlington Nagbe. Amobi and Darlington cover everything from his favorite MLS cup win, to the real reason he doesn't play on the USMNT or overseas. Tap in!
The guys caught up with the 3 MLS All-Star goalkeepers and highlight their historical moment of it being the first time that the team featured 3 keepers of African descent.
They also chat about their go-to meals, what they listen to before a match, and their goals for the rest of the season.
This week the guys link up with STL City SC's Dir. of Musical Experience, Muhammed "Mvstermind" Austin. They get to know about Mvstermind, his reputation as an artist and community leader in STL, how he landed this first-of-its-kind position for a MLS franchise, and what he plans to do curate the game day sound for this new Franchise.
This week the guys are joined by MLS' VP of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Sola Winley. They talk about Sola's start in sports, the league's commitment to creating an equitable environment. He also talks about recent partnership announcements with the National Black Bank Foundations, new TV deal with Apple, a 2022 Juneteenth announcement + more.
This week the guys are joined by former MLS Pro, Cal Bears Hall Of Famer, and media personality Calen Carr. They chat about Calen's early years, breaking records at Cal, going on trial at Arsenal, MLS Cup pains + more. In Trending Topics, Amobi and Calen give their opinions on SD Wave's kit prices and Naomi Osaka's new Agency. Tap In!
This week the guys are joined by the newly elected President of Black Players for Change and New England Revolution Goalkeeper, Earl Edwards, Jr. Amobi and Earl's relationship goes way back to Residency days, so the pair reminisce on the "Turf Wars" between the 91s and 92s and the talent that was lost due to US Soccer's "Pay to play" system. The guys also touch on Earl's journey as a pro, navigating race, leveraging his platform through BPC and more.Additionally, instead of Trending Topics, Amobi and Earl debate on who would win in a 5-a-side between 91s and 92s; what's the bigger soccer hotbed, Sacramento or San Diego, and their all-time NBA starting 5.
This week the guys are joined by Columbus Crew and Haiti winger Derrick Etienne Jr. They talk about Derrick's journey through the NY Red Bulls academy, finding the right fit in Columbus, and pride in representing Haiti on the national stage. Derrick also talks about the work his family foundation is doing for Haiti and his native Patterson, NJ. The guys also get into Derrick's Haiti & Jersey 5-a-side picks, his favorite NYC brunch and off-season spots, and he rates Christian Pulisic's griddy.For Trending topics, Amobi and Derrick give their opinions on disappointed PSG fans, Rashford slander, and Chelsea's sanction woes. Tap In!!
In the first episode of 2022, Amobi and EL are joined by Columbus Crew Midfielder Marlon Hairston. The guys chop it up about Marlon's journey from Jackson Mississippi, where there were soccer was not the primary sport in his community, to his 8th year in the MLS. We get into Marlon's off-pitch endeavors, like the Mississippi brand that he and his brother Mo started, and we get his ranking of freshest MLS ballers.For Trending topics Marlon and Amobi give their opinions on Carlos Cordeiro, The Athletic's bailout, and new ownership for RSL. Tap In!
This week Amobi and EL chat with Dir. of Communications for Chicago Fire FC, Jhamie Chin. We talk with Jhamie about his journey breaking into the PR business with Orlando City FC, then with Portland Timbers. Jhamie takes us through the Fire's failed rebrand and subsequent redemption. He also walks us through a few hypothetical PR crisis scenarios and gives advice to aspiring PR professionals on how to tough situations on the job.The guys also talk World Cup moving to every 2yrs, Angel City FC's pay equity plan, and Mauro Icardi's marital issues during No Card/Yellow Card/ Red Card. Tune in!Check out the Black Star Initiative and register here: blackstarsoccer.comFollow on Twitter @blackstarUS_Follow on IG @blackstar_us
This week Amobi and EL are joined by former Philadelphia Union midfielder, creative and entrepreneur, Warren Creavalle. The guys chop it up about Warren's playing career, leveraging creative outlets into entrepreneurship, and creating access and opportunity through the Black Star Initiative.Check out the Black Star Initiative and register here: blackstarsoccer.comFollow on Twitter @blackstarUS_Follow on IG @blackstar_us
Retired Striker and Current Director of Team Strategic Partnerships and Business Development at the Columbus Crew SC, Dante Washington. We chat about Dante's playing career and his transition from the pitch to the executive suite, His goals to reach a new segment of fans in Columbus and his efforts to grow the game in the city's Black communities.
This week we catch up with former New England Revolution defender and current Director of Operations for Charlotte FC, Darrius Barnes. We chop it up about his pro soccer journey and his transition from the league office to Charlotte FC's front office.
This week we're joined by 2Cents squad member and resident Columbus Crew supporter Tyler Phillips to dive into the shenanigans that happened around MLS this week. We talk about the ATLUTD Athletic article that lit social media ablaze, we also talk about Orlando City's new ownership situation and of course the Columbus Crew's rebrand.
This week we link up with Ebun Olaloye from Live Breathe Futbol for a news roundtable: We talk Jose Mourinho's new gig with AS Roma, Olivia Moultrie's lawsuit against the NWSL, Champion's League and more!Check out LBF: https://livebreathefutbol.com/
This week we catch up with FC Cincinnati winger Joe Gyau. We learn about Joe's upbringing in the soccer hotbed in Maryland, his journey through Germany as a young pro, and how his father's training program gave him a leg up on the competition. We also discuss Sacramento's MLS replacement, Fenway Sports' NWSL ambitions, and we give Sydney Leroux Dwyer her flowers for Black Soccer History. Tap In!
This week we're joined by Portland Timbers forward Jeremy Ebobisse. He takes us through his journey of moving from Paris, France to the soccer hotbed of Maryland, Battling through adversity in the MLS Cup Final, Co-Founding Black Players For Change, and more. We also talk Thierry Henry, and give Coach Lincoln Phillips his flowers.