Probably a coincidence, but ever since I began doing recaps of Los Angeles Football Club podcasts, several shows’ output has increased to truly prodigious degrees. I look forward to listening to six shows each from every podcast next week.
The summary for this week is there were a lot of good interviews.
Soccer Weekly with Dave Denholm
LAFC radio voice Dave Denholm’s weekly show on ESPN features talk that discusses a wide range of soccer topics, but usually a decent amount of LAFC talk, too. Last week’s show included an interview with Walker Zimmerman. Among the highlights was Zimmerman discussing why he re-signed with the black-and-gold, saying the California lifestyle was irresistable.
Shoulder 2 Shoulder
Chris and Christian snag Tyler Miller for their episode this week, as the starting goalkeeper for LAFC talks fundraising in the fight against cancer, his background and how he got into becoming a ‘keeper, and his journey as a pro to date.
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We are all wrapped up with our 3rd episode. Thank you @tyler_miller_1 for coming by to spend time with us. Please help him out by supporting his campaign for cancer research by clicking the link below. If Tyler raises more than his friend we get free socks!!! @cycleforsurvival @featsockco @lafc @lafcrich @lafc3252 #lafc #lafcs2s http://mskcc.convio.net/siteTRCycleforSurvivalCycleforSurvivalpx=4203556&pg=personal&fr_id=3221 @taylorparker
Two episodes on the culture this week. One is of outgoing The 3252 president and Heart of LAFC co-host Josef Zacher (cross-over!), a shorter episode that does a good job discussing the background of running the group and supporter culture in general.
In his final interview as @LAFC3252's first-ever president, @j_zacher was gracious enough to stop by the backyard: he breaks what @lafc's 3252 actually is, what it's not, how it functions, and reflects on his tenure before tmrw's elections — https://t.co/eMPbnbB8ji— FCFC Podcast (@FCFCPod) February 10, 2019
The second episode focuses on The Athletic’s Ryan Wallerson, a New York native who covered the initial launch of New York City FC. There’s interesting talk comparing and contrasting the set-up around NYCFC and LAFC, and good perspective reminding LAFC fans that building a new stadium for the team’s first season is a colossal achievement - just look at NYCFC!
Morning L.A. — & those with LA sympathies elsewhere — & I guess, at least for this episode, NY sympathies — @RCWallerson (cohost of @LAFCSeasonPass) came on the pod to compare the @NYCFC and @LAFC expansion stories. He covered both inaugural seasons: https://t.co/cUloCfoetZ— FCFC Podcast (@FCFCPod) February 13, 2019
Heart of LAFC
Three episodes total this week! In the first two, the guys welcome a couple of their writers to do a deep dive into the Atlanta United friendly and look ahead to the San Jose preseason clash on Saturday. They also talk about the outcome of The 3252 elections held this last week, with Josef walking through the process a bit.
Episode 063 - The Tale of Two Parts— Heart of LAFC (@heartoflafc) February 12, 2019
Two For One! Today we are joined by @apdoran and @lafcbenjamin who help us recap our draw vs Atlanta in part 1. In part 2 we preview the upcoming San Jose Match!
Part 1 https://t.co/2FqOL7XRTk
Part 2 https://t.co/xAmqLouEN9#MLS pic.twitter.com/WZvzXi1pYa
The third episode was an interview with Rich Orozco, aka LAFC Rich, the marketing and community head at the club. He recounts his story, the kismet that got him involved with LAFC, and the process of building the team.
Welcome to the all new Heart of LAFC One on One Series! Today we sit down with @LAFCrich , LAFC’s EVP of Brand & Community. We discuss his love for soccer, how he first came in contact with LAFC, merchandise design, and much more!— Heart of LAFC (@heartoflafc) February 14, 2019
Defenders of the Banc
Filly and the Scarf put out two episodes this week. The first, the longer one, featured an interview with David Brent-esque reality show persona Gary Gold. If you’re not familiar with the guy, keep in mind the entire thing is tongue-in-cheek. Also, some parts of the interview are not suitable for young ears, unless you want to answer some hard questions.
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Episode 7 is LIVE, and this one is “GOLDEN!” The boys discuss most of the important news of the past 10 days, including our preseason match against @columbuscrewsc, @diegorossi9’s green card, @amadou_it11’s back and forth path between @lafc and @phxrisingfc, long-sleeve jerseys (say it ain’t so, @lafchq!), and... @thegarygold comes on to talk all about... Gary Gold! Gary relives his glory days in the EPL, gives his thoughts on the amazing @lafc3252, and shows the love for @josesalcedo101, @d9ultras, and his Fan Club. Gary also drops the real reason why @laurentciman23 left LAFC and once again implores Bob Bradley to #signgold. Enjoy Episode 7! #losangelesfootballclub #lafc #defendersofthebanc #fillyandthescarf #blackandgold #lafc3252 #district9ultras #d9u #garygold #johnterry #iniesta
In their second episode, a truncated Valentine’s Day edition, they break the news that trialist Lamar Batista has signed with LAFC.
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