As usual, there is plenty of LAFC podcast fodder to jump into this week. Before we get to the wrap, a public service announcement that Sunday is Mother’s Day, so call your mother if you can.
On a related note, we’ve got some cool interviews with moms in soccer, with Fox Sports reporter Katie Witham, and LAFC executive Kristen Kuhn, and another on the way (teaser!). Please check those out and share if you like them.
This week, Dave Denholm interviewed LAFC goalkeeper Tyler Miller, who was a terrific listen.
Couldn’t get enough Tyler Miller? No worries, he’s on the team’s podcast this week, too.
One last shout for our latest episode on #InsideLAFC this week. You had questions, we had answers... and special guest @Tymiller01 joined us! Check it out where all good podcasts are downloaded #LAFC: https://t.co/haTjoZG99g— Vince La Rosa (@LAFCvince) May 10, 2019
Defenders of the Banc
Filly and The Scarf had two episodes this week. First was a recap of the draw against the Fire...
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Welcome to Episode 21 of Defenders of the Banc with Christian "Filly" Filimon and "The Scarf" J.R. Lebert. As we hit our 21st episode, LAFC seems to have hit a little bump in the road with their scoreless home draw against the uninspiring Chicago Fire. The boys dissect the draw, including their thoughts on pushing more defenders forward, Lee Nguyen's crisp passing and its effect on the entire team, the return of Dio, and another clean sheet by Tyler Miller. Of course, no episode is complete without a trip in the way-back machine in This Day in LAFC History! Find out what major moment in our club's early history occurred this week. In addition to the usual banter, the Defenders talk about the newest scarf to sell out at LAFC HQ, they run through a brief history of the reasons behind celebrating Cinco de Mayo (it's NOT Mexican Independence Day!), they highlight another successful tailgate, and they hint at a fun event coming up in August in... Carson, of all places. Where else can you listen to Filly fan-boy hard over Bastian Schweinsteiger or Scarf wish a very happy birthday to the beautiful Danielle Fishel (Topanga!)? Who will be the Defenders' first player interview? (We've already recorded it!) All this and more is yours to hear on Episode 21 of Defenders of the Banc! #lafc #losangelesfootballclub #blackandgold #defendersofthebanc #fillyandthescarf #cincodemayo #lafcpodfam
...and the second was a special ep where they interviewed LAFC goalkeeper Phillip Ejimadu, who has been playing on loan at FC Tucson. Good stuff learning about Ejimadu’s background, as one of the offseason signings with the most mystery surrounding him.
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@lafc_thescarf and I (@filimonster35 )had the honor and privilege of interviewing goalkeeper @01_phillip (Phillip Ejimadu)at LAFC’s beautiful Performance center at Cal State LA. We had such an amazing time with him. He has a great story. Episode is up now. Check it out. #losangelesfootballclub #lafc #defendersofthebanc #fillyandthescarf
Shoulder 2 Shoulder
The guys interview the official Man of the Match for The 3252 in the Chicago game, which was Rene Saavedra, the member of the North End who just returned from a deployment and surprised his family at the game last week, in a terrific moment. Nice to hear his story.
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EP017 is now live featuring our interview with our very own Petty Officer Saavendra, who came home early from deployment and surprised his family last game vs @chicagofire. Take a listen, leave some comments and help us spread the word about this great story! #fairwindsandfollowingseas #lafc #lafcs2s #3252 #lafcpodfam
LAFC Season Pass
The reporters talked about the Fire draw, the sudden lack of goals, and why LAFC stood pat at the transfer deadline this week (for what it’s worth, they’re right that there was no need to go out and get a new striker, LAFC’s striker depth is the envy of MLS).
What can we read into the @ChicagoFire 0-0 draw ahead of @LAFC’s midwestern matchup with @ColumbusCrewSC? Is the highest scoring team in @MLS in a goal drought? @yay_yee, @RCWallerson, & @Adweezy discuss - https://t.co/6cuc61LnHn #LAFCPodFam #MLS— LAFC Season Pass Podcast (@LAFCSeasonPass) May 10, 2019
Heart of LAFC
Jerry’s paternity leave is over — hope he’s dealing well with the new baby as he gets back to work on the podcast grind. In the first episode, he and Josef go over the draw against Chicago:
Episode 079 - Null Zu Null— Heart of LAFC (@heartoflafc) May 8, 2019
Today Jerry and Josef Recap the 0-0 Draw versus The Chicago Fire and also explain why it’s not the end of the world….seriously!
And then they preview the Columbus match in their second show:
Episode 080 - Black and Yellow— Heart of LAFC (@heartoflafc) May 9, 2019
Today Jerry and Josef Preview our upcoming game versus the Black and Yellow of Columbus. DISCLAIMER: This was recorded before the Crew beat Carson. :)
Are We LAFC?
Schwartz may have been in Stockholm but he called in, angry airbnb neighbor or not, and the guys brought their characteristic fire.
Episode 11: PULLED A RAMIREZ is live!! We break down @LAFC disappointing 0-0 draw vs @ChicagoFire. Schwartz is in Sweden but that’s not stopping us from dropping #LAFC #LAFCPodFam #LAFC3252— AreWeLAFC? (@AreWeLAFC) May 6, 2019
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Fair warning: This one is for a long road trip, as it clocks in at well over two hours(!). But they chat with LAFC OGs Rey and Julio. If you don’t know these guys, it’s time you got to know them.
You don't care if there are 4 English teams in European finals. You care about @LAFC and this week we had Rey & Julio of @lafcradiospanol (& @district9ultras) fame stop by the backyard. It's a doozy: https://t.co/cUloCfoetZ #LAFCPodFam #LAFC— FCFC Podcast (@FCFCPod) May 9, 2019
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