I have mentioned my absolute addiction to podcasts before, but I’ll be real: There were so many LAFC-related shows this week that I had a hard time listening to everything. Several shows/feeds had multiple episodes. Lots of content! Lots to choose from.
The MLS in-house podcast had an interview with Walker Zimmerman. He talks about his process for choosing to stay at LAFC and the “deflection or not?” talk on his winning goal against RSL.
The Locker Room
Walker Zimmerman brings on fellow center back Dejan Jakovic to talk other sports and fantasy sports. Does Jakovic have a future as a general sports pundit? Maybe!
Dave Denholm’s show on ESPNLA was on early in the week, and he chats with Stix about coming to the team and his work in the community.
Max and Vince talk LAFC, of course, and at one point Vince begs Max to convince him (get it? Elbowing you in the ribs) to get into the NCAA men’s tournament. I’d say the pitch could use a bit of work yet.
LAFC Season Pass
The reporters go over the RSL win and preview the Quakes game. They have a lot of good tidbits on injuries, which players were training fully, which were limited, so always a good listen.
The guys talk to Raymond An, who created a famous flag of South Korea for the 2018 World Cup using jerseys from 31 of the World Cup countries.
When you create the illest flag of all time, you get an invite to the backyard. Mr. @raynaldinho_ of @guerrilla_fc, @raysbeachclub, @kickstothepitch fame — tells the story of #followtheflag & the moves his making in the lifestyle space: https://t.co/F3XWGUVuVn #LAFCPodFam— FCFC Podcast (@FCFCPod) March 28, 2019
Defenders of the Banc
History made, a woman finally graced one of these podcasts, as Filli welcomes two women, his and The Scarf’s partners, Panda and Scarfette. There’s a lot made of the amount of estrogen present, which I guess, but both of the fill-in co-hosts knew their stuff.
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While @lafc_thescarf roams Peru, Filly (@filimonster35) tackles the RSL matchup with guest co-hosts, The Panda (@amandabrooke32) and Scarfette (@lafcnina). Episode 14 is unlike any other DOTB episode. Enjoy. #defendersofthebanc #fillyandthescarf #losangelesfootballclub #lafc #panda #scarfette #mls #soccer #futbol #football #fussball #lafcpodcast #lafcpodfam
Heart of LAFC
Ok, bumper week for Heart of LAFC, who came out with three (3) shows this week. Let me say this: I wholeheartedly agree with the suggestion that shows should only be about 40 minutes, it’s better to break them up than have them run really long. Every single podcast on the planet should follow this sage advice.
They recap the RSL win:
Episode 069 - RS Take The L— Heart of LAFC (@heartoflafc) March 26, 2019
Today, Jerry and Josef give a recap of players performances on international duty and dive into the good, the bad, and the ugly about our game versus reaL saLt Lake.
And preview the San Jose game:
Episode 070 - San Jose or Bust— Heart of LAFC (@heartoflafc) March 27, 2019
Today, Jerry and Josef preview the upcoming away game versus the San Jose Earthquakes and announce the winner of the Stay Golden Splatter Tee!
And in their one-on-one series, talk to LAFC creative director Marcus McDougald:
One on One Series— Heart of LAFC (@heartoflafc) March 29, 2019
We talk with @LAFCmarcus , LAFC’s VP of Creative and Branded Content. We talk about his love for the game and what it’s been like to help build the foundation of this club! Lots of storytelling going on! You don’t wanna miss this! https://t.co/AaS26rWXzU pic.twitter.com/TlMRTaEDCU
Shoulder 2 Shoulder
Chris and Christian and Ultra Gringo also have two episodes this week. The first is an interview with Lenny Lanzi, a supporter who is part of the Figueroa Club and is part of the LGBTQ community. I think he offers a good perspective on the varied identities of LAFC fans.
The second episode focuses on Ultra Gringo and his significant other attending the RSL game.
What do you think? Leave a comment below!