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LAFC co-owner Will Ferrell does soccer podcast circuit

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Will Ferrell admitted that like most of us, he’s got nothing but time these days during the coronavirus shutdown, and as a result the Hollywood star and Los Angeles Football Club co-owner went on two podcasts in recent days.

In-house, LAFC defender Jordan Harvey and executive Larry Freedman are launching a new podcast, called “Shootin’ the Shot,” and had Ferrell as their first guest.

Among the topics discussed: What would Ferrell have been if he wasn’t a comedian?

“Sports were a huge part of my life,” he said. “I’d always played whatever the sport was every season, and that’s why when I went to USC they had a sports journalism program. That was actually Plan A, before I got sidetracked with the comedy thing. In my mind’s eye, I was going to be on ESPN. I thought that was a more realistic track of merging a real job with entertainment.”

They wrapped up the chat with Harvey playing guitar and Ferrell singing “Dust in the Wind.” I would have preferred “Por Ti Volare” from the Catalina Wine Mixer, but this one was good, too.

In addition, Ferrell was on “BSI: The Podcast” last week as well. Former LAFCer Benny Feilhaber is a co-host, and he’s joined by Ike Opara and Sal Zizzo.

Off the top, Feilhaber said he enjoyed his time with LAFC but business got in the way, and Ferrell had a quick quip for the now-retired midfielder.

“It was my decision,” Ferrell joked. “I got into Bob’s ear and I was like, ‘What do we think about Benny?’”

Ferrell also claimed Barack Obama roasted his basketball skills one time (and did a pretty solid impression of the president, too).

Ferrell was also asked if he could swap an LAFC player for an LA Galaxy player, and his answer is pretty hilarious (and also pretty serious!).

You could do worse than spending a couple hours with Will Ferrell, presumably not in character, and these are solid interviews. You can get to know Ferrell a lot better through these two soccer pods, so check them out.

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