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Hosted by pro soccer player Amobi Okugo and 2Cents Sports co-founder EL Johnson . Each week they talk with individuals from around the soccer world, learning about their stories and getting their unfiltered thoughts and opinions on the beautiful game through the lens of Black Culture. Get bonus content on Patreon Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/2-cents-fc. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.
 
A podcast dedicated to examining the intersection of Sports, activism, pop culture and society through the lens of Kaiya’s life and experiences as a Black Woman. Each episode she will be joined by a guest who will help her reflect on the past and hope for the future. These episodes will focus on the moments we are living in and the implications that they have on Black and Brown Americans See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
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Live at MLS All-Star, the guys catch up with the walking MLS Cup, Darlington Nagbe. Amobi and Darlington cover everything from his favorite MLS cup win, to the real reason he doesn't play on the USMNT or overseas. Tap in! Support the show by joining our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/2centsfcshow Sign up for 2Cents Weekly: https://2cs.tv/subscrib…
 
This week the guys link up with one of the new up and coming connectors in the sports world, Raheem Taylor-Parkes. They talk about hie early years in the Philadelphia Union academy system, playing on both the Canadian and USYNT's where he built friendships with some of North American soccer's newest crop of rising stars (Christian Pulisic, Alphonso…
 
This week the guys link up with STL City SC's Dir. of Musical Experience, Muhammed "Mvstermind" Austin. They get to know about Mvstermind, his reputation as an artist and community leader in STL, how he landed this first-of-its-kind position for a MLS franchise, and what he plans to do curate the game day sound for this new Franchise. Learn more ab…
 
This week EL sits down with Dr. Jermaine Scott, a Ph.D recipient, professor, and founder of Inter Miami's only Black supporters group, Black Herons. We chop it up about Jermaine's Jamaican roots, his love of history and sport, and how he's marrying the two through his work in academia and as an author. We also get into what led him to form Black He…
 
This week on Short Corners the guys are playing catch up from a busy week previously. Amobi gives his player's perspective on the fitness test that Justin Forsett's son was given by his soccer coach. They go over the draw for the 2026 world cup cities, and they react to a bold statement that Fifa president Gianni Infantino made about the status of …
 
This week the guys are joined by MLS' VP of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Sola Winley. They talk about Sola's start in sports, the league's commitment to creating an equitable environment. He also talks about recent partnership announcements with the National Black Bank Foundations, new TV deal with Apple, a 2022 Juneteenth announcement + more. …
 
This week the guys catch up with arguably one of the biggest signings in League 1, Tormenta FC forward Kazaiah Sterling. They talk about Kaz's upbringing in London growing up an Arsenal fan, but playing in the Tottenham academy; Getting his debut in a Champions League match, and making the jump across the pond to play in League 1. They also talk ab…
 
This week the guys are joined by former MLS Pro, Cal Bears Hall Of Famer, and media personality Calen Carr. They chat about Calen's early years, breaking records at Cal, going on trial at Arsenal, MLS Cup pains + more. In Trending Topics, Amobi and Calen give their opinions on SD Wave's kit prices and Naomi Osaka's new Agency. Tap In! Support the s…
 
This week the guys are joined by LA Galaxy and USMNT Legend, Cobi Jones. They chat with Cobi about his journey from being a walk on at UCLA to becoming the most capped USMNT player and an inspiration to thousands of young Black kids coming up playing soccer. Cobi also shares stories from his National team and Galaxy days, talks about his transition…
 
This week the guys are joined by your favorite USMNT'er, Media Personality and all around FUN Guy, Jimmy Conrad. The guys chop it up about Jimmy's playing career, not allowing adversity to keep you from your dreams, and Jimmy shares many stories along the way. For trending topics Amobi and Jimmy give their thoughts on Chris Mueller's return to the …
 
This week the guys are joined by young phenom and FC Cincinnati defender Zico Bailey. Zico shares his journey from LA Galaxy academy to a month spent doing trials in Europes. He talks about soaking up game from older players on the team when it comes to taking care of his body and investing his money. Speaking of investments, the guys get into Zico…
 
This week the guys are joined by the newly elected President of Black Players for Change and New England Revolution Goalkeeper, Earl Edwards, Jr. Amobi and Earl's relationship goes way back to Residency days, so the pair reminisce on the "Turf Wars" between the 91s and 92s and the talent that was lost due to US Soccer's "Pay to play" system. The gu…
 
This week the guys are joined by Columbus Crew and Haiti winger Derrick Etienne Jr. They talk about Derrick's journey through the NY Red Bulls academy, finding the right fit in Columbus, and pride in representing Haiti on the national stage. Derrick also talks about the work his family foundation is doing for Haiti and his native Patterson, NJ. The…
 
This week the guys are joined by Major League Soccer's Manager of Player Engagement, Taylor Wells. They discuss Taylor's journey from LA to NY to pursue a career in sports, Prepping MLS players for success off the pitch, juggling law school and work full-time, working on music and dropping an EP, and more. For Trending topics, Amobi and Taylor give…
 
This week Amobi and EL are joined by Malmo FF Midfielder/Winger Romain Gall. They chop it up about Romain's journey from Paris to the DMV, opting to play in Europe at a young age, Training your mind, making music, fashion 5-a-sides and more. In trending topics, Amobi and Romain give their opinions on Abramovich & Chelsea, Hector Herrera to Houston,…
 
This week the guys are joined by Social & Digital Media Manager for Charlotte FC - Blair Berry. They chat with Blair about getting her start in sports, working in 3 of the 5 Top sports leagues, building a team's voice and social presence from scratch and more... Grab your 2Cents FC Merch: https://2centssports.shop/ Support the show: https://support…
 
Amobi and EL are back! This week they're joined by Reggae Girl, NWSL Champion, and AIK Midfielder Chinyelu Asher. We talk about her journey form distance runner to soccer player, Choosing to play for Jamaica's national team, going to a World Cup and more. Chinyelu also talks about the best cities she's played in, what she likes to do first when mov…
 
In the first episode of 2022, Amobi and EL are joined by Columbus Crew Midfielder Marlon Hairston. The guys chop it up about Marlon's journey from Jackson Mississippi, where there were soccer was not the primary sport in his community, to his 8th year in the MLS. We get into Marlon's off-pitch endeavors, like the Mississippi brand that he and his b…
 
In the final show of 2021, Amobi and EL are joined by footballer, Activist, and host of BackYard Footy, Hugh Roberts. The trio discuss Hugh's duo sport upbringing, the best hooping soccer players, coming up in the DMV's soccer scene and the athlete house curse. They guys also talk about Hugh's off-pitch endeavors with Antiracist Soccer Club, Backya…
 
This week Amobi and EL are joined by footballer / sneaker head / gamer, Jorian Baucom. The trio discuss Jorian's upbringing in Scottsdale AZ, from being the only Black girl on her team to the cultural gumbo of LSU. They also discuss the differences in playing overseas vs in the NWSL, and Jorian shares her story of her experience playing in Louisvil…
 
This week Amobi and EL link up with footballer turned marketer Peabo Doue. The guys chop it up about Peabo sharpeing his skills on the pitch in the DMV's competitive soccer scene, His transition from the competative side of sports to the business side, and more. We also talk Man U, being salty about the new PL deal, Antonio Brown doing AB things, a…
 
This week Amobi and EL catch up with Marcus "Mo Bucks" Hairston to chat about his journey through soccer which lead him into the creative space, working with brands like Nike, Saucony and his own brand Free Agent. Mo talks about growing up in Jackson, Miss and finding lifelong friends through his soccer club, which was the only "all black" team in …
 
This week Amobi and EL chat with Dir. of Communications for Chicago Fire FC, Jhamie Chin. We talk with Jhamie about his journey breaking into the PR business with Orlando City FC, then with Portland Timbers. Jhamie takes us through the Fire's failed rebrand and subsequent redemption. He also walks us through a few hypothetical PR crisis scenarios a…
 
This week Amobi and EL are joined by former Philadelphia Union midfielder, creative and entrepreneur, Warren Creavalle. The guys chop it up about Warren's playing career, leveraging creative outlets into entrepreneurship, and creating access and opportunity through the Black Star Initiative. Check out the Black Star Initiative and register here: bl…
 
This week Amobi and EL recap the most recent events happening around the NWSL since the last show. They also discuss the current cycle of world cup qualifying for the USMNT, how will they line up against Jamaica? Who balls out this cycle? and who falls off? The pair also talk about Newcastle's new Saudi owners and Amobi plays GM again, selecting hi…
 
Back like we never left! After a few weeks awake to handle some business EL and Amobi are back to catch up on a few news topics from September. They chop it up about DC United's new additions to their ownership group, Chicago Fire's continuing struggles, the new League's Cup format, and the Festivus that the NWSL is currently going though. Tap In! …
 
In this special episode of Unfiltered, Kaiya does exactly that. In the wake of the Washington Post article (Kaiya was the only former/current player to go on record) that came out about the Washington Spirit organization and the abuse allegations toward the head coach, Kaiya gives her first-hand account of her experience with the team and said coac…
 
This week we're joined by Atlanta United Midfielder Mo Adams. The kid from Nottingham England takes us though his soccer journey, from playing in the academy systems in England to moving across the pond to play collegiate ball at Syracuse and getting drafted to MLS. We also talk about his favorite food spots, leveling up with good reads, and the in…
 
This week we're joined by pro baller and Entrepreneur, "Porter". We chat about his soccer journey from growing up in Tottenham, to jumping across the pond to pursue his professional career, adjusting to the JUCO/University system, and using his creative outlets to make a living when soccer wasn't paying. We also talk about what inspired his brand a…
 
This week we kick it with Stumptown AC Goalkeeper and fellow BAYdestrian Kevin Gonzalez. We talk with Kevin about his time coming up in the grassroots and lower league soccer scene in the Bay Area, Playing for Oakland Roots, his transition to North Carolina and Stumptown AC and more. This episode is full of dope stories, take this ride with us. Gra…
 
This week we're joined by Justin Morrow & Quincy Amarikwa from Black Players For Change, and Nicole Hack from the Independent Supporters Council to talk about their efforts to support and promote social justice initiatives. We also talk about their 2021-22 initiatives and the t-shirt that they collaborated on to celebrate Juneteenth. Check out the …
 
This week a catch up with founder of Jessinho Media and She Knows Arsenal, Jessica Black. We chat about her love of soccer and Arsenal leading her on her media journey, How writing down 300 things she wanted to accomplish in life helped her accelerate her success, divine 9 soccer fandom and more. Subscribe to Jessica's YouTube Channel: https://www.…
 
In this news roundtable episode Greggo from For The Culture joins us to recap the Euros and Copa America finals, make Gold Cup predictions, chop it up about MLS valuations and more... Grab your 2Cents FC Merch: https://2centssports.shop/ Use Promo code: ONEHUNNID to get 20% off your order over $20 Support the show: https://supporter.acast.com/2-cen…
 
Retired Striker and Current Director of Team Strategic Partnerships and Business Development at the Columbus Crew SC, Dante Washington. We chat about Dante's playing career and his transition from the pitch to the executive suite, His goals to reach a new segment of fans in Columbus and his efforts to grow the game in the city's Black communities. …
 
This week we're joined by Sports Marketer and Co-Owner of NC Courage, Sara Toussaint. We chop it up about her journey into the sports world, the anatomy of a brand sponsorship, How she joined the Courage's ownership group and more, Tap In! Support: https://iplaylikeagirl.org/ Grab your 2Cents FC Merch: https://2centssports.shop/ Use Promo code: ONE…
 
**EPISODE 50!! Thank You to everyone who has rocked with us this far, we really appreciate your support! Here's to the next 50.** This week we catch up with Celtic FC Women's Forward Mariah Lee. We talk with Mariah about everything from studying for the LSAT during the season to scoring game winning goals against Rangers. Tap In! Grab your 2Cents F…
 
This week we catch up with former New England Revolution defender and current Director of Operations for Charlotte FC, Darrius Barnes. We chop it up about his pro soccer journey and his transition from the league office to Charlotte FC's front office. Grab your 2Cents FC Merch: https://2centssports.shop/ Use Promo code: ONEHUNNID to get 20% off you…
 
This week we're joined by one of the most connected individuals in Sport and Entertainment, Allen Hopkins Jr. He shares a bunch of great stories with us about got his start in the business, working for almost every major network in various roles, Producing the cult classic GOAL trilogy, Mental Performance coaching at Power 5 Football programs and w…
 
This week we're joined by 2Cents squad member and resident Columbus Crew supporter Tyler Phillips to dive into the shenanigans that happened around MLS this week. We talk about the ATLUTD Athletic article that lit social media ablaze, we also talk about Orlando City's new ownership situation and of course the Columbus Crew's rebrand. Grab your 2Cen…
 
In the Season 1 Finale, Kaiya is joined by NCAA Public Enemy #1 Andrew Cooper to discuss Athlete Rights, Name Image and Likeness, Advocating for Athlete equality and more. Show Credits: Host: Soccer Pro & Activist, Kaiya McCullough | @hiyakaiya Guest: Andrew Cooper | @runandrewcooper Producer: EL Johnson | @elchereik Music: Chimdum Mez | @chimchill…
 
This week we link up with Ebun Olaloye from Live Breathe Futbol for a news roundtable: We talk Jose Mourinho's new gig with AS Roma, Olivia Moultrie's lawsuit against the NWSL, Champion's League and more! Check out LBF: https://livebreathefutbol.com/ Grab your 2Cents FC Merch: https://2centssports.shop/ Use Promo code: ONEHUNNID to get 20% off your…
 
This week Kaiya is joined by one of her closest friends Isabella. They talk about life growing up in the OC, Battling mental health issues, managing relationships, and Self-worth. Show Credits: Host: Soccer Pro & Activist, Kaiya McCullough | @hiyakaiya Guest: Isabella Angotti-Jones | @isabellamaee Producer: EL Johnson | @elchereik Music: Chimdum Me…
 
This week we catch up with Camilo Tobacia and Emily Chow of Space United FC to talk about how they combined their love for STEM and Soccer to create a unique organization that not only provides an outlet for members of the space community to play a sport they love, but also provides opportunities for underserved children to learn about STEM through…
 
This week Kaiya is joined by her favorite Uncle to talk about everything from the environment, to gardening, to Gun ownership, to Black Liberation. Show Credits: Host: Soccer Pro & Activist, Kaiya McCullough | @hiyakaiya Guest: Derek Winters Jr. | @creativejuices8 Producer: EL Johnson | @elchereik Music: Chimdum Mez | @chimchilla92 Follow on Instag…
 
This week Amobi is back!! and we catch up with Black Arrow FC founder Aaron Delores. We talk about the epic european trip during the World Cup that helped him find his love for the game, starting Black Arrow FC, Spreading Black culture across the sport and more..Tap In! Check out the "Naija to Rome" Documentary: https://youtu.be/pkSa4wV5uAA Grab yo…
 
This week Kaiya is joined by her one of her best childhood friends, Adriel Arabe. They talk about his High school experience at a predominantly white school as a queer POC, going to college and being able to express himself fully, what being an ally to the LGBTQIA+ community means, and how intersectionality functions. Show Credits: Host: Soccer Pro…
 
This week EL goes 1v1 with NISA Commissioner John Prutch. We cover everything from John's investment banker background to the origins of the league. We touch on NISA's 5 year plan, Pro/Rel, The Legend's Cup, Equity Committee and more. We also give Desiree Ellis her flowers for Black Soccer History...Tap In! Grab your 2Cents FC Merch: https://2cents…
 
This week Kaiya is joined by her Cousin (more like her sister), McKenna to continue the early childhood conversation from the peer/sibling perspective. They discuss life as bi-racial children in The OC, leaning on each other to find comfort in situations where they stood out, OC life vs Inland Empire life, building their own tribe and more. Show Cr…
 
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