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The Scuffed Soccer Podcast | USMNT, Yanks Abroad, MLS, futbol in America

Adam Belz and Greg Velasquez

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The Scuffed Soccer Podcast | USMNT, Yanks Abroad, MLS, futbol in America

The Scuffed Soccer Podcast | USMNT, Yanks Abroad, MLS, futbol in America

Adam Belz and Greg Velasquez

11
Followers
23
Plays
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An in-depth show about the U.S. men's national soccer team, the players who could one day make it better, and American soccer in general.

Latest Episodes

Episode 134: Return of the Future Draft, where we pick XIs of un-capped U23s

American heroes Sanjiv (@usmntvideos) and Chris (@watke_) join the pod for a draft of starting XIs from the ranks of un-capped male American soccer players.

89 MIN17 h ago
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Episode 134: Return of the Future Draft, where we pick XIs of un-capped U23s

Episode 133: A bunch of MLS is Back scouting reports

We dive deep (and occasionally not-so-deep) on 14 USMNT-eligible players who’ve been busy at Disney World over the past month.

82 MIN3 d ago
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Episode 133: A bunch of MLS is Back scouting reports

Episode 132: A starting XI on Berhalter’s revised template from January

A center forward who drops deep to pick up the ball, wingers tucked into the channels, fullbacks bombing past them wide, two true box-to-box center mids and of course the deep-lying center mid distributor concept. If the Costa Rica friendly is any indication, this is what we’ll see in the next meaningful USMNT match. We make a starting XI and try to sketch out the depth chart.

61 MIN1 w ago
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Episode 132: A starting XI on Berhalter’s revised template from January

Episode 131: Christian Pulisic is good at soccer

A discussion of the red-hot American winger at Chelsea and Frank Lampard’s praise of him for his ability to “arrive in the box.” Friend of the podcast John Muller pitches in to help us make sense of the phrase, we curate some other ideas, and we spend talk at some length about off-ball movement, maybe our favorite subject. Then we get into who needs a move and who can stay put as the contract year comes to a close.

46 MINJUL 1
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Episode 131: Christian Pulisic is good at soccer

Episode 130: Return from COVID and a Bundesliga rundown

The bulk of this podcast is a discussion of the decisions facing Berhalter with World Cup qualifying thrown into uncertainty, and a run-down of what we’ve learned from the Bundesliga.

64 MINJUN 24
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Episode 130: Return from COVID and a Bundesliga rundown

Scuffed Vol. 129: Interview with Ken Richards (father of Chris Richards)

Ken Richards, the father of Bayern Munich II centerback Chris Richards, joins the podcast to talk about George Floyd's death, being black in America, Chris’s choice to play soccer instead of basketball and the similarities between basketball and soccer, among other things.

31 MINJUN 5
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Scuffed Vol. 129: Interview with Ken Richards (father of Chris Richards)

Episode 128: A deep dive on the U20 player pool

Matt Hartman and Belz recorded almost 80 minutes on the (quite talented, imho) U20 player pool. The bad news is we had this conversation in early March. The good news? It’s up to date, since almost no soccer has been played since then!

78 MINMAY 13
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Episode 128: A deep dive on the U20 player pool

Episode 127: TSS-Scuffed Collaboration part two -- Tyler Adams interpreting the #6 role and the USMNT's top scorer in 2020

This is part 1 of the Total Soccer Show-Scuffed collaboration episode. Part one is in the Total Soccer Show feed. (Link below.)

50 MINMAR 14
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Episode 127: TSS-Scuffed Collaboration part two -- Tyler Adams interpreting the #6 role and the USMNT's top scorer in 2020

Episode 126: The Olympic qualifying roster — this time (the player pool) is different

We talk about the men's Olympic qualifying roster, Greg V goes on a rant about how much better the men’s U23 player pool is than at any time in US Soccer history, and we give a consensus XI for the opening match in Guadalajara against Costa Rica.

33 MINMAR 11
Comments
Episode 126: The Olympic qualifying roster — this time (the player pool) is different

Episode 125: MLS is back! A domestic rundown

A US-centric MLS opening weekend recap, plus a look ahead to USL opening weekend and some discussion of the USWNT U20s and the She Believes Cup.

46 MINMAR 5
Comments
Episode 125: MLS is back! A domestic rundown

Latest Episodes

Episode 134: Return of the Future Draft, where we pick XIs of un-capped U23s

American heroes Sanjiv (@usmntvideos) and Chris (@watke_) join the pod for a draft of starting XIs from the ranks of un-capped male American soccer players.

89 MIN17 h ago
Comments
Episode 134: Return of the Future Draft, where we pick XIs of un-capped U23s

Episode 133: A bunch of MLS is Back scouting reports

We dive deep (and occasionally not-so-deep) on 14 USMNT-eligible players who’ve been busy at Disney World over the past month.

82 MIN3 d ago
Comments
Episode 133: A bunch of MLS is Back scouting reports

Episode 132: A starting XI on Berhalter’s revised template from January

A center forward who drops deep to pick up the ball, wingers tucked into the channels, fullbacks bombing past them wide, two true box-to-box center mids and of course the deep-lying center mid distributor concept. If the Costa Rica friendly is any indication, this is what we’ll see in the next meaningful USMNT match. We make a starting XI and try to sketch out the depth chart.

61 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Episode 132: A starting XI on Berhalter’s revised template from January

Episode 131: Christian Pulisic is good at soccer

A discussion of the red-hot American winger at Chelsea and Frank Lampard’s praise of him for his ability to “arrive in the box.” Friend of the podcast John Muller pitches in to help us make sense of the phrase, we curate some other ideas, and we spend talk at some length about off-ball movement, maybe our favorite subject. Then we get into who needs a move and who can stay put as the contract year comes to a close.

46 MINJUL 1
Comments
Episode 131: Christian Pulisic is good at soccer

Episode 130: Return from COVID and a Bundesliga rundown

The bulk of this podcast is a discussion of the decisions facing Berhalter with World Cup qualifying thrown into uncertainty, and a run-down of what we’ve learned from the Bundesliga.

64 MINJUN 24
Comments
Episode 130: Return from COVID and a Bundesliga rundown

Scuffed Vol. 129: Interview with Ken Richards (father of Chris Richards)

Ken Richards, the father of Bayern Munich II centerback Chris Richards, joins the podcast to talk about George Floyd's death, being black in America, Chris’s choice to play soccer instead of basketball and the similarities between basketball and soccer, among other things.

31 MINJUN 5
Comments
Scuffed Vol. 129: Interview with Ken Richards (father of Chris Richards)

Episode 128: A deep dive on the U20 player pool

Matt Hartman and Belz recorded almost 80 minutes on the (quite talented, imho) U20 player pool. The bad news is we had this conversation in early March. The good news? It’s up to date, since almost no soccer has been played since then!

78 MINMAY 13
Comments
Episode 128: A deep dive on the U20 player pool

Episode 127: TSS-Scuffed Collaboration part two -- Tyler Adams interpreting the #6 role and the USMNT's top scorer in 2020

This is part 1 of the Total Soccer Show-Scuffed collaboration episode. Part one is in the Total Soccer Show feed. (Link below.)

50 MINMAR 14
Comments
Episode 127: TSS-Scuffed Collaboration part two -- Tyler Adams interpreting the #6 role and the USMNT's top scorer in 2020

Episode 126: The Olympic qualifying roster — this time (the player pool) is different

We talk about the men's Olympic qualifying roster, Greg V goes on a rant about how much better the men’s U23 player pool is than at any time in US Soccer history, and we give a consensus XI for the opening match in Guadalajara against Costa Rica.

33 MINMAR 11
Comments
Episode 126: The Olympic qualifying roster — this time (the player pool) is different

Episode 125: MLS is back! A domestic rundown

A US-centric MLS opening weekend recap, plus a look ahead to USL opening weekend and some discussion of the USWNT U20s and the She Believes Cup.

46 MINMAR 5
Comments
Episode 125: MLS is back! A domestic rundown
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