Beyond The Pitch

Beyond The Pitch


Now We’re Talking Football: A fresh perspective on the World’s only Beautiful Game. Beyond The Pitch is a new and creative endeavor that has dedicated itself to the global game from numerous points of view, featuring expert opinion and debate to offer their unique perspectives.


DAVID Conn Interview  

In this episode of One on One... Juan sits down and talks to writer David Conn as he begins to promote his latest book, The Fall of The House of FIFA. David Conn is an award-winning journalist over at The Guardian and is the author of The Beautiful Game and Richer Than God. His work is amongst some of the most extensive in terms of investigating FIFA. Conn discusses all the major points and personalities in the past 40 years that have led to the moment that FIFA is facing right now, he also talks about the influence of people like João Havelange and Sepp Blatter whilst going in to depth about the impact that individuals like Chuck Blazer, Jack Warner and Julio Grondona had in the Blatter era. All this and much more over on One on One on Beyond The Pitch. You can obtain Fall Of The House Of FIFA over Amazon. You can follow David Conn over on Twitter @david_conn

BTPMLS Save of the Week Show feat David Preece  

Welcome to the Beyond the Pitch MLS Show Save of the Week edition! BTPMLS Host Scott Nicholls, and former professional goalkeeper and goalkeeping coach David Preece, offer MLS's Fans the chance to hear the MLS Save of the Week nominees through the lens of a professional. Scott and David discuss each save from a fans point of view and a professionals point of view for goalkeeping insight you can hear no-where else. At the end of each episode David Preece will choose HIS BTPMLS Save of the Week. Episode 1 -- Week 16 Nominees: Evan Bush (Montréal Impact) Stefan Frei (Seattle Sounders) David Bingham (San Jose Earthquakes) Tim Howard (Colorado Rapids) Luis Robles (New York Red Bulls)

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Gaz Whelan from Happy Mondays on the Man Utd show  

Phil and Martin sit down with Happy Mondays legend Gaz Whelan to discuss his beloved Manchester United.

Roberto Saporiti Interview  

In this edition of One On One... Juan had the chance to speak with current UAI Urquiza coach Roberto Saporiti.The 78-year-old was very candid ashe talked about the experiences he has had as a player and as coach as well as his observations on the modern game and howhe has had to adapt to the intricacies of it. Saporiti has coached all throughout the Americas andis known for being César Luis Menotti's assistant during the 1978 World Cup. He was also the head coach of the U-20 side in 1981 that was eliminated in the first round.That was two years after Diego Maradona and Ramón Díaz took the footballing world by storm and won the World Cup in that age group.Saporiti also talks about some of the players that he coached that are now embarking in the coaching profession such as Gerardo Martino, Claudio Borghi amongst others and what they seemed to have learned from him. All this as well as discussion on the state of South American football and its future. The interview isin Spanish. Aswillbe the case with our Spanish and even Portuguese content, wewill post it online and eventually subtitle for our audiences in English. You can follow Roberto on Twitter at @RobertoSaporit4

Juan Arango chats with the superb Cecilia Lagos  

Juan Arango is back and catches up with the superb Cecilia Lagos. The highly decorated Chilean journalist sits down with Juan and discusses everything worth knowing about Chilean football. Sit back and enjoy.

Juan Arango sits down with Uruguayan legend Santiago Ostolaza  

Juan Arango is back as he sits down with Uruguayan legend Santi Ostolaza. Santi won the Copa Lib as a player, the Intercontinental cup and played in the World Cup for Uruguay. Today he is a youth coach in his native land and plays an integral role in the development of youth development in Uruguay who has seen an explosion of talent in the last 10 years.

BTPMLS Ep8 - Nikolic and Chicago on FIRE; Zlatan to oust Zardes? USMNT Youth and Pulisic  

The boys are back to provide you with some MLS insight while we all wait for the long international break to be over! Scott and Otis expand on why they believe the Chicago Fire "have what it takes," and what they also need to improve -- including a dissection of why Otis believes Nemanja Nikolic is the best striker in the league right now. The boys enter the Zlatan to LA Galaxy discussions and delve into what this could mean for the Galaxy in the long and short term -- including the impact if could have on young striker Gyasi Zardes, before measuring the move up to to some of the biggest deals in MLS history. Finally Scott and Otis briefly break down what Christian Pulisic means to the U.S. Men's National Team and their prospects for the future before announcing a VERY special guest.


In this edition of One on One, Juan had the pleasure tobein San Jose, Costa Rica to cover the World Cup qualifiers between Costa Rica and Panama.Juan had the pleasure tobe joined byPanamanian journalist David Sakata as they talked about all things Panama and CONCACAF. David talks about the goings onin football in his country and how itis growing at a slow pace. He also talks about Los Canaleros and their struggles to get to their first ever senior side World Cup. David is one of the most recognizable faces on Panamanian television asheis one of the main pundits on Cable Onda Sports as well as a columnist and editor for Diario Pro.You can follow David on Twitter over at @DavidSakata

Juan Arango sits down with Real Salt Lake's Jefferson Savarino  

In the first in our Spanish Language series Juan Arango sits down with young Venezuelan starlet Jefferson Savarino

Bob Williams from the Telegraph joins us to talk LA Galaxy open tryouts; US Open Cup and MLS Miami  

Bob Williams of the Telegraph on LA Galaxy, US Open Cup, MLS Miami Bob Williams of the Telegraph joins the show to talk LA Galaxy tryouts in England; NASL in US Open Cup -- including a brief word on FC Cincinnati -- and the newest developments regarding David Beckham's Miami-based MLS franchise.

Phil chats with ESPN'S Mark Ogden about Utd & City transfers  

@Malachians sits down with the superb @markogden_ to discuss what both Manchester clubs have planned this transfer window.

BTPMLS Episode 6  Scott Nicholls and Otis Earle  

Title: BTPMLS Episode 6 -- New York Red Bulls struggling, LA Galaxy improving, and are Toronto FC the best in MLS? In Episode 6 of BTPMLS Scott and Otis ponder whether the Red Bulls have "lost their energy," whether Gyasi Zardes can ever be THE man in Los Angeles, discuss whether or not Jermaine Jones could be a problem child... and Scott gives credit where credit is due to an unlikely player.

Phil sits down with Fox Sports Keith Costigan  

Phil sits down to discuss the career of FSC's Keith Costigan and discusses some of the issues that can exist between British/Irish commentators and American

1st in the series of American coaches abroad. Juan Arango & Rod Underwood  

Juan kicks off his American Coaches Abroad series by interviewing Montego Bay United FC coach Rod Underwood. The Atlanta native has been a youth developer and assistant coach at the NASL and USL level. He has also been involved with the youth system over at the Portland Timbers. Rod talks a great deal about his coaching philosphy and how it translates over to life. He also talks about the stigma of US coaches and how that mindset has to change. He also talks about the pressure necessary for youngsters in the United States to go through to be able to achieve even greater goals. You can follow Rod on Twitter (@cutinside) and on Facebook (Cut Inside) **If you are an American and you are earning badges, coaching at the youth level or even coaching a club side overseas contact us. We'd be interested in hearing your story.*

Juan Arango interviews Herculez Gomez  

In this episode ofOne on One... Juan has a candid chat with former US national team player and current ESPN analyst HerculezGomez.In this conversation Herc, talks about his beginnings as a player inLas Vegas and also howhe took "the long way" t to USL and eventually MLS.What started out as a 20 minute chat about the Liga MX finals turned into a 90 minute conversation where Herculez talks about all aspects of his football career and dabbles into his personal life as well.Herculez also discusses his time in Mexican football ashe played in various clubs.He also talks about relationships and how they helped him progress as a professional.In this interview, they also talk about the presence of Latinos in soccer media in English as well as the magical year that was 2010 for him as what seemed tobe a tough year for him ended upbeing one of the best of his tremendous. All this and his wife's secret chilaquiles and how hecan whip up a wicked carne asada.You can follow Herculez on Twitter @Herculezg

BTP - Juan Arango: Jony Rico  

In this episode, Juan is joined by Prost Amerika's Jony Rico. There they discuss what occurred in the Liga MX playoffs as well as they offer a preview of what's to come in the matches on Thursday. Jony delves into other topics as well as such as the positive outlook of Pachuca and the potentially complicated ones over at Club América.

BTP-Special - Frank Dell'Apa & Julian Cardillo talk Koffie, Revs depth, and expectations  

BTP-Special - Frank Dell'Apa & Julian Cardillo talk Koffie, Revs depth, and expectations by BTP Media

BTP-Special - Sofiane Benzaza & Nick Sabetti talk Blerim Dzemaili and IMFC  

BTP-Special - Sofiane Benzaza & Nick Sabetti talk Blerim Dzemaili and IMFC by BTP Media

BTP-MLS Edition - Episode 5: Aaron Long  

2016 USL Defender of the Year and starting New York Red Bulls centre back Aaron Long joins the show and discusses his career; development; and who the toughest attacking player(s) he's faced are. Scott and Otis break down NYCFC, Atlanta and ponder who the best team in MLS is.

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