Posts byTrevor Hayward

Welcome to Backheel

Since re-branding and launching Backheel last week I’ve received quite a few tweets, emails and messages asking why we decided to change the name and what to expect from the site. I wanted to put together a brief explanation outlining my thought process behind the change and what you should look for from Backheel. I
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Samsung Launches Awesome “I See Your Dreams” Campaign

As the world descends on Brazil ahead of this year’s World Soccer Tournament and fans across the world gather around the television to root for their respective nations, Samsung has launched an uplifting new youth soccer campaign focusing on the power of football around the world. The two and half minute film emphasizes soccer’s ability to unleash
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Sean Franklin on Corner of The Galaxy

We have a special “Short Corner” today as we talk with Sean Franklin less than a week removed from the LA Galaxy. I talk with Sean about his best memories of the LA Galaxy, his thoughts on his Re-Entry Draft selection by DC United and what he expects from leaving the west coast and heading across the country. We also discuss Sean’s quick return as the LA Galaxy will face off against DC United on March 15th at StubHub Center in the 2nd match of the 2014 season.

It’s a great discussion with a very good former LA Galaxy player.
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Corner of The Galaxy: Episode 135

On this special off-season update, your hosts Josh Guesman and LA Galaxy Insider, Adam Serrano, pick apart the LA Galaxy off-season so far. Retirements, signings, and re-entry draft casualties, we’ve got you covered.

We’re inside the front office for all the moves that have already happened and for the likelihood of moves to come.

The Corner of the Galaxy has your team covered!
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Soccer Made in Portland: Episode 176

On Kelly’s last show, we review the highlights and lowlights of the Timbers’ 2013 season, chat about potential for improvement in the team and where we think moves might be made this offseason. We also discuss Jose Valencia’s loan, the Timbers kit leaks and even make MLS Cup predictions.
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MLS Fantasy Insider: Episode 41

The MLS Cup Final is upon us and as a fantasy player you need to get ready to finish the season on a high note! To do this, the guys bring MLSSoccer.com Fantasy Editor Ben Jata on to help prepare for the final match of the season. MLSFI, your weapon for fantasy success and the most interactive show on the internet. *Disclaimer* We had some technical difficulties with this show, but we wanted to release everything we could for your listening pleasure.
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Soccer Made in Portland: Episode 173

After a long hiatus, we’re back with a look at Portland’s 4-2 defeat at Real Salt Lake in the semifinal first leg. Futty Danso, Robbie Findley, set piece defending and how Caleb Porter might react are all points of discussion on this hour-long show.
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MLS Fantasy Insider: Episode 40

You remember that time we played fantasy soccer and they had this fantasy soccer show that talked about it every week? Yeah we don’t either, but we do have a show that previews the 2nd leg of the Conference Finals and lets you know how you can play FIFA 14 with our hosts. MLSFI, your weapon for fantasy success and the most interactive show on the internet.
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Soccer Morning: 11/20/13

Welcome to today’s episode of Soccer Morning with Jason Davis.

Jason kicks off today’s show by welcoming ESPN’s Taylor Twellman on to discuss Cristiano Ronaldo’s performance against Sweden and Orlando City SC being awarded a Major League Soccer franchise.

Portugoal.net’s Tom Kundert then joins Jason to further break down Portugal’s win against Sweden and expectations heading into Brazil 2014.

Jonathan Johnson (French Football Weekly) then comes on the show to look at France’s turnaround against Ukraine in Paris.

Jason then wraps today’s show with Tom Marshall (ESPNFC) to talk about Mexico’s successful qualification for Brazil.
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Soccer Morning: 11/18/13

Welcome to today’s episode of Soccer Morning with Jason Davis.

Jason kicks off today’s show by welcoming Andrew Gibney (French Football Weekly) on to discuss France’s 2-0 loss in Kiev against Ukraine on Friday and look ahead to Tuesday’s qualifier in Paris.

KICKTV’s Jimmy Conrad then joins Jason to talk about the USMNT’s scoreless draw with Scotland.

Jason then wraps up today’s show with Travis Clark (TopDrawerSoccer.com) to talk College soccer.
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Corner of The Galaxy: Episode 134

On this season-ending episode of Corner of the Galaxy your hosts, Josh Guesman and Cory Ritzau will briefly go over the 2-0 loss to Real Salt Lake and the elimination of the LA Galaxy. Then they’ll get you updated on news concerning Robbie Keane, Todd Dunivant, Sean Franklin and Marcelo Sarvas. All of this before we break down our off-season schedule and let hear select exit interviews from Bruce Arena, Sean Franklin, Jaime Penedo, Marcelo Sarvas, Juninho, Todd Dunivant and Landon Donovan.

It’s 80 minutes of #LAGalaxy and it’s only on the North American Soccer Network.

We’d also like to thank all of our listeners. You’ve helped CoG grow by leaps and bounds this season. Because of you we were able to get one-on-one interviews with Omar Gonzalez, Robbie Keane, Taylor Twellman, Brian Dunseth and many, many more. We only do this for the listeners. So thank you from the bottom of hearts. We’ll be back when you need us and you can follow on twitter (@GalaxyPodcast), on Facebook (www.facebook.com/cornerofthegalaxy) and on Instagram (www.instagram.com/CoGPodcast).

There’s always next season. And we’ll be right here waiting for.
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Soccer Morning: 11/15/13

Welcome to today’s episode of Soccer Morning with Jason Davis.

Jason kicks off today’s show by welcoming Sports Illustrated’s Grant Wahl on the show to discuss Seattle’s decision to retain Sigi Schmid & shop forward Eddie Johnson.

Charles Boehm (SoccerWire) then comes on the show to talk about Major League Soccer’s new Caribbean player combine.

Jason then wraps up today’s show with Peter Katsiris (FootballHellis.com) to preview Greece’s upcoming World Cup qualifier against Romania.
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CoG From The Box: Episode 25

On this season ending episode of CoG: From the Box, your hosts LA Galaxy Insider, Adam Serrano and Josh Guesman take you through what the 2013 off-season will look like for the LA Galaxy. Will Marcelo Sarvas be back? Will Sean Franklin continue his run with the LA Galaxy? And what does Bruce Arena look for ahead of the 2014 season?

Lots of questions, not too many answers. But it’s a short off season. Let’s get it started.
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Soccer Morning: 11/13/13

Welcome to today’s episode of Soccer Morning with Jason Davis.

Jason kicks off today’s show by previewing the first leg of Mexico’s World Cup playoff series against New Zealand with Tom Marshall (ESPNFC).

Alexander Einarsson (fotbolti.net) the comes on the show to preview Iceland’s upcoming World Cup playoff against Croatia and manager Lars Lagerback’s influence.

Jason then wraps up today’s show with Daryl Grove & Taylor Rockwell from the Total Soccer Show to play the Wikipedia game.
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Soccer Morning: 11/8/13

Welcome to today’s episode of Soccer Morning with Jason Davis.

Jason kicks off today’s show by reviewing Portland’s big win against Seattle last night with Kelly McLain (Soccer Made in Portland).

Andrew Mangan (Arseblog) then comes on the show to look at Arsenal’s crucial win at Dortmund and Aaron Ramsey’s impact on the club’s success so far this season.

Real Salt Lake defender Chris Schuler then joins Jason to talk about his game-winning goal and what Real Salt Lake expect from the Portland Timbers.

Jason then wraps up today’s show with Cristian Nyari (Bundesliga Fanatic) as they take a look at how German clubs fared in the UEFA Champions League and preview the weekend’s Bundesliga fixtures.
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Howler Radio: Episode 8 – The Half-Time Hero

One day in 1994, Steve Davies lived the dream of every soccer fan. He was plucked from the crowd by Harry Redknapp, the manager of his favorite team, and sent onto the field for West Ham United. We featured Steve in Howler issue 03, and now you can hear him tell his own story.
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Soccer Morning: 11/7/13

Welcome to today’s episode of Soccer Morning with Jason Davis.

Jason kicks off today’s show by looking back at Sporting Kansas City-New England Revolution with FOX Soccer’s Kyle McCarthy.

Michael Orr (Soccer Made in Portland) then comes on the show to preview tonight’s Western Conference Semifinal between the Portland Timbers & Seattle Sounders.

Jason then wraps up today’s show with Andy Edwards (Sports Radio 810 WHB) to look ahead to Sporting Kansas City’s upcoming series against the Houston Dynamo.
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Soccer Made in Portland: Episode 171

Despite technical difficulties, we break down the Timbers’ 2-1 win in Seattle against the Sounders. Ryan Johnson’s inclusion, Jack Jewsbury’s role, Darlington Nagbe’s substitution and Caleb Porter’s preferences are our main topics of conversation.
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Corner of The Galaxy: Episode 133

We’re continuing our countdown to kickoff. We’ve got LA Galaxy Assistant Coach, Pat Noonan to help us take a look back at the 1-0 victory over Real Salt Lake in the first leg of the Western Conference Semi-Finals and to look forward at the second leg coming up on Thursday.

Then your hosts add their two cents before we hear some post game audio from Bruce Arena, Omar Gonzalez, Sean Franklin, Robbie Keane and Landon Donovan.

Finally the Josh and Cory help you look forward to the Thursday night second leg. They’ll tell you what to expect from both teams and what you can expect from the weather as well.

This is your one stop for LA Galaxy information and soccer talk and we’re glad you can join us. Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIN or any other RSS reader. Let’s go GALAXY!
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MLS in 30: Episode 88

On today’s MLS in 30 show, Garrett Cleverly and Jon Arnold recap the first leg and preview the second leg of the 2013 MLS Playoff semifinals. The guys also make their picks for the MLS season awards. All that plus your usual banter.
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Soccer Morning: 11/6/13

Welcome to today’s episode of Soccer Morning with Jason Davis.

Jason kicks off today’s show by looking ahead to today’s New York-Houston Eastern Conference Semifinal with MLSSoccer.com’s Darrell Lovell.

David Cartlidge then comes on the show to take a look at how Spanish clubs fared in the UEFA Champions League, including Real Madrid’s 2-2 draw with Juventus.

Adam Jardy (The Columbus Dispatch) then joins Jason to about the Columbus Crew’s decision to appoint Gregg Berhalter as Head Coach and Director of Soccer.

Jason then wraps up today’s show with Mike Gastineau, author of “Sounders FC- Authentic Masterpiece” to discuss his book.
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CoG From The Box: Episode 24

On this episode of Corner of the Galaxy: From the Box we’re going to be joined by Soccer Analyst Brian Dunseth (@OriginalWinger). We’ll discuss LA Galaxy’s road woes as well as some of their successes against Real Salt Lake earlier this year. We’ll also talk about what we could possibly expect from Thursday night, 2nd leg clash and what that means for the LA Galaxy.

As always we’re bringing you the best LA Galaxy information, directly from the people who know these teams.
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MLS Fantasy Insider: Episode 39

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and the MLS Fantasy game has been reborn for playoff fun. In this show Lance and A.J. breakdown who is meeting expectations and who might be worthy of a trip to the dumpster, along with their opinions about football lines on soccer pitches. Seriously? Football lines? MLSFI, your weapon for fantasy success and the most interactive show on the internet.
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Soccer Morning: 11/4/13

Welcome to today’s episode of Soccer Morning with Jason Davis.

Jason kicks off today’s show by looking back at the weekend’s Major League Soccer playoff results with Charles Boehm (SoccerWire, MLSSoccer.com).

KICKTV’s Jimmy Conrad then comes on the show to discuss Hugo Lloris’ head injury and Tottenham’s decision to let him continue to play and Arsenal’s win over Liverpool.

Jason then wraps up today’s show with FOX Soccer’s Leander Schaerlaeckens to talk about his series focused on the future of college soccer in the United States.
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Soccer Morning: 11/1/13

Welcome to today’s episode of Soccer Morning with Jason Davis.

Jason kicks off today’s show by welcoming MLSSoccer.com’s Darrell Lovell on to look back on Houston’s big win over Montreal.

Eric Gomez (Goal.com) then joins Jason to discuss Mexico’s friendly against Finland and Miguel Herrera’s decision not to call any Europe-based players for Mexico’s upcoming World Cup qualifiers against New Zealand.

Jason then wraps up today’s show with Orrin Schwarz (Daily Herald) to look at Chicago’s decision to appoint Frank Yallop as their Head Coach & Director of Soccer.
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Corner of The Galaxy: Episode 132

Your hosts Josh Guesman and Cory Ritzau have a packed show for you this week. They’ve got the recap of the 1-1 draw with Seattle over last weekend and I’m sure they’ll let you know exactly where they stand on the “no goal” call on Omar’s header in the first half of the game. They’ll take your emails and your comments on the Galaxy via the CoG mail bag and they’ll explore the 2013 playoff structure to help you prepare for what should be a great matchup with Real Salt Lake on Sunday.

And while talking about the LA Galaxy’s End-of-Season awards, Josh and Cory will be joined by ESPN Analyst Taylor Twellman. Taylor helps josh out with his picks and give Cory some insight into the matchup with RSL.

Did we mention it over 60 minutes long?

It’s the playoffs and Corner of the Galaxy has you covered like no other podcast around. So as we “Quest for Three” and “Strive for Five” remember how we got here.
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Soccer Morning: 10/30/13

Welcome to today’s episode of Soccer Morning with Jason Davis.

Jason kicks off today’s show by former Canadian international and Vancouver Whitecap Carlo Corazzin on the show to discuss Vancouver’s decision to fire head coach Martin Rennie and possible candidates.

Joshua Mayers (The Seattle Times) then joins Jason to preview tonight’s MLS Playoff play-in game between the Seattle Sounders and Colorado Rapids. Fire Confidential’s Jeff Krause then comes on the show to discuss Frank Klopas’ departure from the Chicago Fire.

Jason then wraps up today’s show with Daryl Grove & Taylor Rockwell of the Total Soccer Show for a new edition of the Wikipedia game.
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Soccer Morning: 10/29/13

Welcome to today’s episode of Soccer Morning with Jason Davis.

Jason kicks off today’s show by welcoming The Football Ramble’s Luke Moore on the show to talk about Manchester United’s win against Stoke City & Joe Hart’s struggles with Manchester City.

Giuseppe La Rocca of The Trequartista Podcast then joins Jason to talk about A.S. Roma’s resurgence, Michael Bradley’s game winning goal & Mario Balotelli at A.C. Milan.

Jason then wraps up today’s show with Robert Jonas (Center Line Soccer) discussing San Jose’s decision to offer interim head coach Mark Watson the head coach position.
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CoG From The Box: Episode 23

It’s post season award time. And the biggest of those awards is the MLS Most Valuable Player. So naturally, being an LA Galaxy centric show, we wanted to discuss Robbie Keane and why or why not he might be this years MVP. To help us dissect this issue we’re once again joined by MLSSoccer.com’s Scott French.

What do you think? Is Robbie Keane the 2013 MLS MVP?
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MLS Fantasy Insider: Episode 38

The playoffs are here and the fantasy game will never be the same! Have no fear though, because Lance and A.J. are here to walk you through everything you need to know to set your team up for fantasy playoff success. MLSFI, the most interactive show on the internet, playoff style.
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Corner of The Galaxy: Episode 131

On this episode of Corner of the Galaxy your hosts, Josh and Jared, take you through the 0-0 draw with San Jose. They’ll discuss Bruce Arena, his starting lineup and the substitutions, and why the LA Galaxy might look to rest players for the big game on Sunday. Then the guys will recap the 4-0 embarassment that was the Metapan game, before switching gears and getting you all the information you need to know about Seattle and where the Galaxy may end up when the playoffs start. There is a ton to talk about, and we’ve got it all for you, right here on the Corner of the Galaxy.
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CoG From The Box: Episode 22

We’ve basically already shifted into playoff mode. We’re getting you ready for the LA Galaxy’s final Group Stage match in the CONCACAF Champions League, as they’ve traveled down to El Salvador to play against Isidro Metapan. LA Galaxy Insider Adam Serrano is in El Salvador, traveling with the team, and he’s got all the information you need to prepare for this matchup.
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