This week on OTB, Kevin and Chris talk about the women’s national team’s 5-0 win over New Zealand by way of 3 own goals, the differing contract situations of the USWNT vs the USMNT, and the increased utilization of data in coaching and scouting. They then welcome Skip Gilbert, CEO of US Youth Soccer, to talk about player/coach development and the challenges involved in coordinating numerous different youth leagues around the United States.
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What is Over The Ball with Kevin Flynn and Chris Chamides?
A podcast dedicated to everything soccer - from an American perspective. NCAA to MLS, Premier league to World Cup, our expert hosts and analysts dig into the latest news, the biggest controversies, the most spectacular plays, and the strategies that drive today's game of soccer. Both ex-professional soccer players turned obsessive fans, Kevin Flynn is a celebrated stand-up comedian, and Chris Chamides is the head coach for the LMU NCAA Women's soccer team. Even to this day, they eat, sleep, and drink the game of soccer. Join their conversation, or simply sit back and enjoy the dialogue, as they opine on the game, the leagues, the players, the coaches, and the passion that defines the world's game. Nobody and no topic is off-limits. So step onto the pitch weekly with OTB.