The Scuffed Soccer Podcast

is creating in-depth American soccer analysis and commentary.

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The Scuffed Soccer Podcast is, I'd argue, essential listening for fans of the U.S. men's national team. It comes out weekly. We analyze, we criticize, we praise. We watch a lot of youth soccer and figure out who's good, and talk about the U17 and U20 player pools regularly. Coupled with GIFs on Twitter and updates on youth and senior men's national team players, Scuffed helps fans track the national team and a player pool that's scattered across Europe, the USA and Mexico.

We also dig deep in interviews with key players and coaches in American soccer. Guests so far have included Tab Ramos, the U20 men's national team coach; Marc Nicholls, the academy director for the Seattle Sounders; Scott Donnelly, the coach of Atlanta United 2; Martín Vásquez, the academy director at Real Salt Lake; Brian Clarhaut, the 32-year-old coach of Nykopings BIS in Sweden and one of only a handful of American-born coaches in Europe; Brian Kleiban, the former LA Galaxy academy coach; Darren Powell, the coach and technical director of San Antonio FC, and a bunch of promising young players: David Ochoa, Chris Gloster, Chris Richards, Mark McKenzie, Sergino Dest, Chris Durkin, Paxton Pomykal, Richie Ledezma, Alex Mendez, Sebastian Soto, Jacori Hayes and Chris Durkin. We don't plan to stop the interviews. More to come.

All of this takes time and though we do plan, eventually, to seek advertising revenue from the podcast, we thought we'd give people the opportunity to support the work with voluntary pledges. So here's your chance to help sustain Scuffed and give Greg and Belz a little more credibility with their spouses.
Tiers
Scuffed Member
$2 or more per month

You support us and in return we make a podcast every week, and make GIFs, follow the young guys, and break down every national team game in detail.  

Scuffed Supporters' Shield
$5 or more per month

You support us and in return we make a podcast every week, and make GIFs, follow the young guys, and break down every national team game in detail. You also receive the Scuffed Newsletter every month.

Scuffed Ultra
$10 or more per month

This is for those who can afford to pay a little more. Is Scuffed twice as valuable as an ESPN+ subscription? Probably not! But we know we have a loyal audience who appreciates what we do and want to keep this option open. Anyone who supports us at this level gets the Scuffed Newsletter every month, and after 6 months is eligible for some TBD Scuffed swag. If we can get to 200 patrons by November, it'll be a T-shirt.

Goals
185 of 200 patrons
If we can get to 200 patrons at any level, we will do a run of Scuffed t-shirts and sell them at cost (Ultras and above will get them for free after 6 months of patronage). They'll be navy blue (the appropriate US color scheme), and they'll deal with the concept of hyping young American players.
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The Scuffed Soccer Podcast is, I'd argue, essential listening for fans of the U.S. men's national team. It comes out weekly. We analyze, we criticize, we praise. We watch a lot of youth soccer and figure out who's good, and talk about the U17 and U20 player pools regularly. Coupled with GIFs on Twitter and updates on youth and senior men's national team players, Scuffed helps fans track the national team and a player pool that's scattered across Europe, the USA and Mexico.

We also dig deep in interviews with key players and coaches in American soccer. Guests so far have included Tab Ramos, the U20 men's national team coach; Marc Nicholls, the academy director for the Seattle Sounders; Scott Donnelly, the coach of Atlanta United 2; Martín Vásquez, the academy director at Real Salt Lake; Brian Clarhaut, the 32-year-old coach of Nykopings BIS in Sweden and one of only a handful of American-born coaches in Europe; Brian Kleiban, the former LA Galaxy academy coach; Darren Powell, the coach and technical director of San Antonio FC, and a bunch of promising young players: David Ochoa, Chris Gloster, Chris Richards, Mark McKenzie, Sergino Dest, Chris Durkin, Paxton Pomykal, Richie Ledezma, Alex Mendez, Sebastian Soto, Jacori Hayes and Chris Durkin. We don't plan to stop the interviews. More to come.

All of this takes time and though we do plan, eventually, to seek advertising revenue from the podcast, we thought we'd give people the opportunity to support the work with voluntary pledges. So here's your chance to help sustain Scuffed and give Greg and Belz a little more credibility with their spouses.

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Tiers
Scuffed Member
$2 or more per month

You support us and in return we make a podcast every week, and make GIFs, follow the young guys, and break down every national team game in detail.  

Scuffed Supporters' Shield
$5 or more per month

You support us and in return we make a podcast every week, and make GIFs, follow the young guys, and break down every national team game in detail. You also receive the Scuffed Newsletter every month.

Scuffed Ultra
$10 or more per month

This is for those who can afford to pay a little more. Is Scuffed twice as valuable as an ESPN+ subscription? Probably not! But we know we have a loyal audience who appreciates what we do and want to keep this option open. Anyone who supports us at this level gets the Scuffed Newsletter every month, and after 6 months is eligible for some TBD Scuffed swag. If we can get to 200 patrons by November, it'll be a T-shirt.