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LAFC podcast wrap: Something for everyone

There is truly a bounty of pod content this week.

MLS: Sporting Kansas City at Los Angeles FC
Zimmerman raising the game around LAFCPodFam.
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One thing I noticed in listening to the bounty of Los Angeles Football Club-related podcasts this week: The racial/ethnic/cultural diversity on display between these shows is truly impressive. What’s cool about this is we’re seeing LAFC through the prism of varied identities and perspectives, and that’s useful. Is there room for even more diversity? Yes, absolutely. But good job creating a varied mosaic of podcast offerings to the shows active these days.

The Locker Room with Walker Zimmerman

The promised new entry in #LAFCPodFam has dropped its debut episode, as LAFC defender Walker Zimmerman talks with former LAFC midfielder Aaron Kovar, who retired in the offseason and is going to school.

Inside LAFC

Max and Vince recap the Portland win and preview the NYCFC game. They talk about music, and reveal one news tidbit: Shaft Brewer, Jr. has been injured, although no specifics discussed.

Heart of LAFC

Jerry and Josef do a deep dive in the Timbers win and NYCFC preview, and interview Christian Polanco of NYC-based soccer comedy podcast “Soccer Cooligans.”

Defenders of the Banc

Filli and The Scarf recap the Portland game and spend considerable time honoring Gerry Escobedo, a security guard at Banc of California Stadium they got to know last year who passed away suddenly in the offseason.

Shoulder 2 Shoulder

The guys interview Ricardo Escutia, better known as Lord Commander, who has been around MLS in LA for a loooooooooong time. He discusses his military persona on gameday, his journey to the present and the experience as a supporter.

FCFC Podcast

The guys interviewed Jimmy Han, who founded Beer Belly. They talk beer, Korean culture, Han’s background, Taiwanese tea varietals, and more.

Season Pass

The reporters cover the Portland win in some depth, talk quite a bit about Latif Blessing’s debut as a right back, international call-ups for LAFC, the wacky Yankee Stadium field, and more.

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