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.
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Excited to unveil my very own podcast “The Locker Room” as a part of the @lafc podcast family. My goals are for listeners to 1) learn something new, 2) be inspired to become a better version of themselves, and 3) be entertained. // Honored to have my good friend @aokovar as my first guest. Please #like, #subscribe, and #listen — stay tuned for many episodes to come! Available on @itunes, @spotify, & @youtube.
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.
Back with another episode of Inside LAFC— LAFC (@LAFC) March 14, 2019
This week @mbretosESPN and @LAFCvince give their thoughts on LAFC's decisive win over Portland, @latif_blessing's versatility, and much more.
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.”
Episode 067 - Can’t Spell Portland Without An L— Heart of LAFC (@heartoflafc) March 14, 2019
Jerry and Josef recap the 4-1 WIN vs the Timbers, Preview the NYCFC match with @chrispolanco of @SoccerCooligans, dive into injuries & 411 on 3252 SG Watch Parties!
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.
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Episode 11 is LIVE! Just hours after @lafc’s statement win over Portland, hear the recap of the thrilling win from Filly and The Scarf! Also on this episode, we remember our friend Gerry Escobedo, former member of the security team at @bancofcaliforniastadium, who unexpectedly passed away last month. This one is for you, Gerry. @filimonster35 @lafc_thescarf @lafc3252 @lafcrich @lafcweekly #losangelesfootballclub #lafc #defendersofthebanc #defendthebanc #avengethebanc #fillyandthescarf #blackandgold #gerry
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.
The guys interviewed Jimmy Han, who founded Beer Belly. They talk beer, Korean culture, Han’s background, Taiwanese tea varietals, and more.
For those not cruising to @yankeestadium for @NYCFC vs @LAFC on St. Patty's, @BeerBelly_LA will be hosting watch parties in both Koreatown (w/ @lafc_tsg) & Long Beach (w/ @lafc_lbchrome) locations. Jimmy of Beer Belly was our guest this week: https://t.co/F3XWGUVuVn #LAFCPodFam— FCFC Podcast (@FCFCPod) March 14, 2019
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.
Back again w/ a @TimbersFC recap, @NYCFC preview & some @LAFC team news for all the night owls and red-eye bound Black & Gold faithful as we approach Sunday's St. Patrick's Day battle — @yay_yee, @RCWallerson & @Adweezy will be in the Bronx: https://t.co/tCmVQlqu0Q #LAFCPodFam— LAFC Season Pass Podcast (@LAFCSeasonPass) March 15, 2019
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