U.S. Soccer is launching its first-ever official podcast, providing fans with the latest news and information, behind-the-scenes stories and exclusive interviews with players and coaches. “The U.S. Soccer Podcast” will provide listeners with insight they can’t get anywhere else about the U.S. Women’s, Men’s, Youth and Extended National Teams, interviews with the leaders of the Federation, and never-before-aired stories from the people involved in playing and building the sport in the United States.
Gregg Berhalter Podcast: Episode 8 - World Cup Qualifying Final Window
50:48Host Bobby Warshaw and USMNT Head Coach Gregg Berhalter look back at the final window of CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying, where the USA faced away contests at Mexico and Costa and an important home match against Panama and ultimately earned qualification to the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Gregg and Bobby talk through the USMNT's set-up game-by-game and talk through the ultimate qualification, Gregg's whirlwind trip straight from San Jose, Costa Rica to the draw in Doha, and the USMNT's upcoming preparation for this fall's World Cup. Gregg also recaps the UNC Tarheel's run to the NCAA men's basketball championship game, recalls the best matches he's ever attended, and talks about what kind of soccer media he consumes (spoiler: it might be Chris Russell's @watke_ Twitter account.)
Gregg Berhalter Podcast: Episode 7 - World Cup Qualifying Fourth Window
49:03USMNT Head Coach Gregg Berhalter discusses the USA's three-game World Cup Qualifying window to open 2022. The USA defeated El Salvador and Honduras at home and fell away to Canada. Berhalter and host Bobby Warshaw examine individual performances, squad tactics, and discuss the team's position heading into the final window of World Cup Qualifying. You'll also want to stick around for a deep dive into pressing and breaking down a low block and to hear Gregg's thoughts on pasta, backgammon, and Super Mario Bros.
Gregg Berhalter Podcast: Episode 6 - World Cup Qualifying Third Window
37:16Covering the Berhalter family Thanksgiving plans, the USMNT's 2-0 win over Mexico in Columbus, and draw at Jamaica, USMNT Head Coach Gregg Berhalter and host Bobby Warshaw look back at the third window of World Cup Qualification.
Gregg Berhalter Podcast: Episode 5 - World Cup Qualifying Second Window
45:20USMNT Head Coach Gregg Berhalter and host Bobby Warshaw look back at the USMNT's second window of World Cup Qualification, including home victories against Jamaica and Canada, and the 1-0 loss at Panama. Bobby and Gregg dive in to three-match October window, talking mentality, tactics, and players who stood out, and preview the USA's impending showdown with Mexico in November in Cincinnati.
Gregg Berhalter Podcast: Episode 4 - Opening World Cup Qualifying
55:14USMNT Head Coach Gregg Berhalter and host Bobby Warshaw look back at the USMNT's opening window of World Cup Qualification, including draws against El Salvador and Canada, and the 4-1, come-from-behind win away in Honduras to close the camp. From on-field tactics to motivation and leadership, hear how the team navigated the beginning of its quest to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
The Gregg Berhalter Podcast: Episode 3 - Gold Cup Triumph and WCQ Prep
56:25Lifting another trophy feels so satisfying! Following the USMNT's latest triumph in the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup, Bobby Warshaw got back with head coach Gregg Berhalter to discuss the team's successful run through the confederation championship, key individual performances and the collective group effort and another win in a final against Mexico. The pair then sum up a summer which saw the USMNT lift two trophies in a matter of 56 days and discuss how the run of matches has prepared the entire player pool as it heads into a gauntlet of World Cup qualifying windows this fall.
Former USWNT Midfielder Angela Hucles
1:00:36Charlie caught up with the multi-talented Angela Hucles, two-time gold-medal winner with the USWNT, television analyst, LA Real Estate Agent, mother, wife, and now Angel City FC VP of Player Development and Operations. Hucles recalls her star turn at the 2008 Olympics, breaks down this summer’s Olympic Tournament, and talks about all that goes into building a new club as the much-anticipated Angel City FC builds toward its inaugural NWSL season.
USMNT Defender Reggie Cannon
41:55Jordan and Charlie are back this week with Reggie Cannon! The USMNT defender talked about the two huge Nations League wins, scoring his first international goal las time out in June against Costa Rica, and looks forward to the Gold Cup as the last chance for players to make an impact before World Cup Qualifying kicks off the in fall. "DJ Cannon" also revealed his top tracks, dished on the best (and worst!) teammates to ask for fashion advice, and recapped his first year playing in Europe with Boavista F.C. of Porto.
The Gregg Berhalter Podcast: Episode 2 - Nations League and the 4-Match Window
39:32Bobby Warshaw caught back up with USMNT Head Coach Gregg Berhalter following the USMNT's successful May/June window. Berhalter dives in to look back on the thrilling, come-from-behind, extra-time victory over Mexico in the Nations League Final, who gave Christian Pulisic advice ahead of his decisive penalty, Ethan Horvath's big moment in extra time, and recap the big win. Warshaw and Berhalter also talk about how playing the four-match schedule will help the team prepare for this fall's World Cup Qualifying campaign, the camaraderie the the group built throughout the camp, and preview the upcoming Gold Cup.
Dr. Jessica Bartley, USOPC Director of Mental Health Services
38:58The latest episode of The U.S. Soccer Podcast features an important discussion on mental health with Dr. Jessica Bartley, the Director of Mental Health Services for the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee. May is Mental Health Awareness Month and through this conversation with Jordan and Charlie, Dr. Bartley provides valuable information on ways everyone who plays or enjoys the beautiful gamecan help combat the stigma around mental health, normalize conversations on the topic and better take care of themselves and others. As part of U.S. Soccer’s Mental Health task force, Dr. Bartley also discussed the ways the Federation is working to raise awareness and provide mental health support to all its constituents, from youth players to National Team players, coaches, referees and even spectators. Many of those resources can already be found at RecognizeToRecover.org, U.S. Soccer’s Comprehensive Player Health and Safety Program.