Ep 2.66: Bartomeu's bomb, Arsenal/United prevu + NYCFC's James Sands & Keaton Parks
Mikey gets gun-shy on IG captions; Larry Nance Jr opens up on the incredible SpongeBob meme video he starred in; Bartomeu's bye-bye Barcelona bombshell; wtf happened in Chelsea/United (and rest of the weekend results); Champions League recap (ft United & The Babyjesus doing things); Power & Watchability Rankings (s/o Leeds) and what to watch this weekend ft United/Arsenal + best bets. Also, [00:49:00] NYCFC's midfield duo Keaton Parks and James Sands swing by to chat about their opposite career paths, how high in the table they hope to climb this season and European aspirations; and James -- newly minted #6 on MLS's top 22 under 22 list -- names names on who he should have been higher than (Keaton may or may not disagree).
On this week's episode... We welcome Keaton Parks to talk about his young career. From the days in Frisco, to the Big Apple, we discuss his arrival in Portugal, signing with Benfica, making his first team debut, and his return to the United States to play in the MLS. We still had some time to play the player name word association game.
Ep2.23: Ed Woodward, Mourinho vs Guardiola + NYCFC’s Keaton Parks interview
Sam and Mikey hit this week’s HOT TOPICS, including Ed Woodward no good very bad decade (but especially week), Klopp pooping on FA Cup, Christine Sinclair breaking records, Lord Bendtner the Danish reality TV star and a few words on Kobe Bryant. INTERVIEW: NYCFC’s Keaton Parks [23:21] stops by to discuss his experience playing in Portugal, what led him to New York, goals for USMNT Olympic qualifying and why he was sad his FIFA rating went up. WEEKEND PREVIEW [46:26]: the big games in Premier League starting with Lester vs Chelsea and Spurs trying not to get kilt by City (plus rapid run through rest of the slate) followed by the highlights elsewhere on the continent, including multiple Ligue 1 games because of Mikey’s fetish for French soccer.
On Frame with Keaton Parks, Chris Fuhrmeister and Joe Tansey
This week's episode with Pro Soccer USA's Glenn Crooks features reaction from New York City FC midfielder following City's come-from-behind win over the Houston Dynamo plus a preview of City's huge match at Atlanta United on Sunday with Pro Soccer USA's Chris Fuhrmeister. Finally, a look back at the week for Alejandro Bedoya with Pro Soccer USA's Joe Tansey
Young Americans Abroad: Previewing the Seasons of Tim Weah, Keaton Parks, Ben Lederman and many more
The TopDrawerSoccer Show: focus on the future with Top Drawer Soccer
Taylor and Travis discuss the upcoming seasons of several promising young Americans, as well as what a "good result" might look like. Those youngsters would be... 1) Mukwelle Akale (Villarreal B) 2) Timothy Weah (PSG) 3) George Acosta (Boca Juniors II) 4) Keaton Parks (Benfica... hopefully) 5) Emmanuel Sabbi (Hobro IK) 6) Emerson Hyndman (except we don't actually talk about him) 7) Marlon Fossey and Luca de la Torre (Fulham) 8) Erik Palmer-Brown (NAC Breda) 9) Joshua Pynadath and Sergino Dest (Ajax) 10) Josh Sargent (Werder Bremen) 11) Ben Lederman (KAA Gent II) 12) Antonee Robinson (Wigan) IMPORTANT REMINDER! Want access to all the premium content at TopDrawerSoccer.com? Get 20% off a Premier subscription by using the code "podcast" at http://TopDrawerSoccer.com/subscribe