Posts byTrevor Hayward

What Each Champions League Team Has Going For It

The Champions League round of 16 will be underway in less than two weeks’ time. PSG will host Chelsea while Zenit visits Benfica on February 16th to kick off what’s sure to be some absolutely terrific action. But before it all gets started, let’s take the time to analyze the field a bit by looking

Backheel To Launch 24 Hour TV Network

Backheel (formerly NASN) launched in March of 2011 because we saw a need for a hub for great American soccer podcasts and live call-in radio & video. Since 2011 we’ve created a free, daily 90 minute American soccer morning show in Soccer Morning. We’ve covered every game on the USMNT’s road to Brazil with live

CoG: Short Corner – 2015 MLS CBA Details

On this episode of the Corner of the Galaxy: Short Corner we’re trying to give you the emerging details of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. But we didn’t just want to list all the specifics. So Josh was fortunate to be in contact with a gentlemen who has the legal background and knowledge to explain why certain items came about the way they did.

Straight Red: Episode 4

Jesse Marsch out-plays Bruce Arena in capturing Sacha Kljestan, Juan Agudelo is on his way to New England, The US take on Chile, and Geoff and Alex try to sort out the finer points of urinals.  This and more in the first Straight Red on Backheel!

Diskerud in New York & USMNT: American Soccer Show

Mix Mix Mix. Also the US Men’s team roster, musings on Minnesota United FC, Cupcakes, and more on this episode of The American Soccer Show. Remember to tweet: Hey @MixDiskerud, you should go on to The American Soccer Show hosted by @geoffisfamous. And then include a link to this video.

Follow @StraightRedPod, Geoff’s new podcast with Alex Kibler, and @geoffisfamous, the only twitter handle that is powered by pizza.

Galaxy Win MLS Cup & MLS Never Ends (American Soccer Show)

LA lifted their 5th MLS Cup after beating New England 2-1, but you knew that already because Geoff told you last week. The 2014 season is over, but the 2015 season is about to start and Geoff rambles on about the expansion draft, the US Men’s and Women’s National Teams, and Action Correspondent Jack McNamara who managed to go to the MLS Cup and find Jimmy Conrad. Follow Geoff on Twitter @geoffisfamous, the only twitter that has a terrestrial exoplanet named after it.

Inside Soccer Morning

The fine folks at Arch Rivals took a behind the scenes look at Jason Davis & Soccer Morning,’s daily American soccer call-in show. Soccer Morning airs weekdays on from 10-11:30am eastern.

MLS Cup iOS & Android Wallpapers

Backheel has teamed up once again with talented designer and all around nice guy Edward Gaug for another design project. We’re pleased to bring you iOS (iPhone 6+ included) & Android MLS Cup wallpapers for both the LA Galaxy & New England Revolution ahead of Sunday’s big MLS Cup Final, enjoy! (Click to expand and

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

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

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.

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!

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.’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.

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 ( to talk College soccer.

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 ( and on Instagram (

There’s always next season. And we’ll be right here waiting for.

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 ( to preview Greece’s upcoming World Cup qualifier against Romania.