Larry Henry Jr (SBI Soccer): Jesse Marsch, Leeds, USMNT Abroad
SBI Soccer's lead editor joins to discuss Marsch, Leeds, and Americans Abroad with particular focus on Anthony Hudson & B.J. Callaghan's USMNT Euro-tour. Lots of exclusive audio clips included!
I’ve been digging into my audio archives from life on the road, and linked a lot of exclusive clips in this episode. For clarity, I’ve listed them below with details on the timing and context:
0:00: Audio from Elland Road. LUFC v Manchester City. December 28, 2022.
4:19: MOT Audio from Elland Road. LUFC v Wolves. August 6, 2022.
14:40: Brenden Aaronson. November 15, 2022, Doha. World Cup Round Table. (Premier League physicality, WC opponents).
20:15: Brenden Aaronson. June 1, 2022. USA v Morocco in Cincinnati. Brenden talks about playing in the middle, being more creative than he gets credit for, defending/physicality.
28:10: Auston Trusty. “I’m an Arsenal guy”. (Short clip pulled from a one-on-one interview with Auston Trusty recorded last week- full interview forthcoming)
28:57: Auston Trusty discusses relegation and Birmingham City. Pulled from same interview above.
29:53: Daryl Dike discusses his injuries and recovery. Recorded 2 weeks ago for an interview written up here:
30:56: Daryl Dike discusses promotion and West Brom. Same interview from above.
34:29: Mark McKenzie discusses life in Genk, getting back to his game, earning the starting role. Interview recorded in the mixed zone in Murcia, Spain, after the Saudi Arabia v USA friendly on September 27, 2022. Audio for an interview published in The Philadelphia Inquirer.
37:53: Malik Tillman talks about where and how he likes to play. Audio recorded from on site media round tables in Cincinnati ahead of the USA v Morocco friendly June 1, 2022.
38:59: Tillman reacts to being compared to Paul Pogba. Audio from same round table as above.
44:40: Cameron Carter-Vickers talks about wanting to find a home and put down roots, and is asked if he thinks he’ll return to play in England. Recorded via onsite media round tables in Cincinnati. June 1, 2022. He signed a contract with Celtic a week later.
56:50: Gregg’s clarity.
Closing: Celtic fans sing You’ll Never Walk Alone at Celtic Park after beating Rangers 4-0 in the first Old Firm of the season. CCV was stellar as always. September 3, 2022.
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There’s a few USMNT fellows abroad we didn’t get to that are on B.J. Callaghan’s itinerary this month, including Josh Sargent (coming off a goal this weekend), as well as Tim Ream and Jedi. Apologies. Anthony Hudson also met Pulisic in London, apparently, but we didn’t discuss him either.
Covered in this episode:
— Anthony Hudson visits Dike, Trusty, Aaronson, Adams, McKennie, Reyna.
— B.J. Callaghan staying abroad to visit CCV, Tillman, Sands, Steffen, Dike, Trusty.