Brodee & Tim have the latest on USL Championship side Memphis 901 FC‘s coaching change. The club have parted ways with their first ever Coach (& friend of the show) Tim Mulqueen. Former Assistant Coach Ben Pirmann (also a friend of the show) has been named Interim Head Coach. We will miss “Mulch” on the sideline, and our respect and admiration for him does not change. We hope Ben can make the most of this unique opportunity.
In this episode we hear from Coach Pirmann (catch a previous chat here) about his first with the new job title and his thoughts on how to approach the rest of the 2020 season. We also ask him if he wants the job on a full-time basis in 2021. Later in our Added Time segment, we preview their upcoming match vs. Louisville City (Saturday 9/19 at 5:30pm central) with Pirmann & young stars Cal Jennings and Matt Hundley.
In soccer news, the guys recap action in the Premier League, USL Championship & beyond. Memphis 901 FC Sporting Director Tim Howard has indicated an international search will be conducted to find the next full-time Head Coach. Brodee and Tim admit they have no crystal ball, but they toss out a few names who might be candidates (or not) if they do not select Ben Pirmann. Some have a local connection.
This week’s featured guest goes beyond the 18 yard box. Josh Guidry is still active in the United States military, and he is making a concerted effort to impact soccer at the grassroots level.
Brodee and Tim chat with Guidry about how the military and soccer have a very long, special relationship, even providing avenues for potential professional players. For him, serving his country and growing the game are lifelong passions.
Guidry wants to continue to grow the game even after his military service has ended. In addition to coaching and camps for military personnel and families, Josh also boasts a very impressive line of high level goalkeeping gloves & training gear found at gluprousa.com. The products are endorsed and worn by professional and elite amateur goalkeepers across the US and the UK.
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