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SportsEpreneur soccer content is the place where we host our own content including blogs and podcasts about the sport itself, the players and their stories, the media covering the sport, and the business in and around soccer.

We also include curated content from the media often with our own take on the topic and sometimes just giving you a piece of content we think would be worth your time.

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Athletes are Human Too | Marcus Rashford to Robert Baggio | SportsEpreneur Blog | UEFA Euro 2020

Athletes are Human Too | Marcus Rashford to Roberto Baggio

Despite the pandemic we are suffering worldwide, we have managed to enjoy a magnificent UEFA European Championship, crowning a team that had not given their fans that particular joy for a long time. But I want to talk specifically about the final game between England and Italy. It was a match that from the beginning

mental health crisis in sports with Lisa Bonta Sumii

The Mental Health Crisis In Sports

When it comes to our favorite athletes, the pedestal we place them on oftentimes makes them seem superhuman. We only see them on the field or on the court as our entertainment. But it’s time to start recognizing these athletes as humans first. Naomi, French Open, and Mental Health Crisis in Sports When Naomi Osaka

The European Super League: Where Did It Go? | SportsEpreneur soccer content

The European Super League: Where Did It Go?

The European Super League fell apart before it ever even started. As news came to light of 12 of Europe’s most dominant football clubs were joining this new, midweek league, the Union of European Football Association (UEFA) and Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) spoke out on the dissatisfaction of the emerging league and how

make youth sports fun | sportsepreneur

Make Youth Sports Fun Again

One of the best parts about watching youth sports is witnessing the purity and innocence of the sports we once fell in love with. One of the worst parts of watching youth sports is the over-involved parenting that can occur. We’ve all seen it or experienced it in an essence and it can be detrimental

Esports: A Different Way To Think Of Sport

Esports: A Different Way To Think Of Sport

The sports industry was one of the hardest-hit industries thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, but one sport seemed to thrive in a time left uncertain to the rest: Esports. Shortened seasons, empty stadiums, and daily coronavirus testing left players, coaches, and fans in defeat. But as people were encouraged to stay home, finding ways to

VAR Over-Analyzes the Beautiful Game | SE Soccer Content

VAR Overanalyzes The Beautiful Game

Creativity and mistakes are part of The Beautiful Game, so let it be. A centimeter here, a centimeter there. A goal disallowed here, a goal disallowed there. What’s it all, really? It’s overanalysis. And it takes away from what matters—The Beautiful Game, the play, the goal. I’m all for technology. I’m writing this article on

Danny Nessim

SE64 | Discussing The Beauty of Soccer and Competition with Danny Nessim

An episode all about the beauty of sports and competition featuring Danny Nessim, Founder & Owner of A&C Management, a boutique PEO and Insurance Brokerage Firm. We discuss the beauty of soccer, the power of competition, and Super Bowl XXV.  We had the opportunity to host Danny on our Entrepreneur Perspectives podcast where Eric and

Adnan Januzaj | Pro Talk with Mo Ali FC | SportsEpreneur

#ProTalk With MoAliFC | Episode 4 | Adnan Januzaj

Welcome to the fourth episode of the Pro Talk Podcast Series hosted by Mo Ali Heydarpour on SportsEpreneur featuring Adnan Januzaj of Real Sociedad. Adnan has also played on great teams such as Manchester United, Sunderland, and the Belgium National Team.  SportsEpreneur is the content platform where sports and entrepreneurship collide! It’s for the deep-rooted

Pro Talk with Marc Klok, Monica Hickmann & World Class Footballers

#ProTalk With MoAliFC | Episode 3 | Marc Klok | Monica Hickmann | Osama Rashid

Welcome to the third episode of the Pro Talk Podcast Series hosted by Mo Ali Heydarpour on SportsEpreneur. Featuring Marc Klok of Persija Jakarta, Monica Hickmann of The Brazil National Team, Osama Rashid of C.D. Santa Clara, and footballers from around the world! SportsEpreneur is the content platform where sports and entrepreneurship collide! It’s for

The Sports Philanthropy Network | Eric Kasimov | Creating Sports Content | Roy Kessel | SportsEpreneur

SE51 | The Sports Philanthropy Network with Roy Kessel Featuring Eric Kasimov and His Path to Creating Sports Content

Connecting to the sports world through content. Eric had the privilege of being featured on The Sports Philanthropy Network with Roy Kessel. Eric and Roy discuss opportunities in content creation, launching SportsEpreneur, and an athlete’s transition to life after sports.  Creating genuine content as a current or former athlete, sports fan, or business professional can go a long

Pro Talk with Todd Cantwell, Mark-Anthony Kaye & World Class Footballers

#ProTalk With MoAliFC | Episode 2 | Todd Cantwell | Mark-Anthony Kaye | Kelle Roos | Jorn Brondeel

Welcome to the second episode of the Pro Talk Podcast Series hosted by Mo Ali Heydarpour on SportsEpreneur. Featuring Todd Cantwell of Norwich City, Mark-Anthony Kaye of Los Angeles FC, and footballers from around the world! SportsEpreneur is the content platform where sports and entrepreneurship collide! It’s for the deep-rooted and not so average. If

Wilfried Zahibo of The New England Revolution, Fafa Picault of FC Dallas, Bryan Jordan of The LA Galaxy, Joao Virginia of Everton FC, Nick Kuipers of Persib Bandung FC, SportsEpreneur

#ProTalk With MoAliFC | Episode 1 | Joao Virginia (Everton) | Nick Kuipers (Persib Bandung) | Wilfried Zahibo (Revolution) | Fafa Picault (Dallas) | Bryan Jordan (LA Galaxy)

Welcome to the Pro Talk Podcast Series hosted by Mo Ali Heydarpour on SportsEpreneur. Featuring Joao Virginia of Everton FC, Nick Kuipers of Persib, and footballers from the MLS! SportsEpreneur is the content platform where sports and entrepreneurship collide! It’s for the deep-rooted and not so average. If you are in or around the world

The Athletic Leaning Into Soccer Content per Axios | SportsEpreneur FC

The Athletic Leaning Into Soccer Content per Axios

Is Soccer content worth the investment? We say yes. But what about the new big media player on the block, The Athletic? According to an Axios article, The Athletic agrees. Soccer is worth the investment. Apparently, so is The Athletic. Axios’ article focuses on the capital raised by The Athletic — $50 Million to be

Soccer Goalkeeper Entrepreneur in Abdel Rodriguez | Kronis Soccer | Kaz

SE39 | Soccer Goalkeeper Entrepreneur in Abdel Rodriguez

The mentality of a soccer goalkeeper and entrepreneur. In this podcast episode, we speak with Abdel Rodrigues, soccer goalkeeper, trainer, and founder of Kronis. We discuss USA soccer, the immigrant mindset, and youth sports.  

In Abdel’s incredible journey, one thing remains the same–passion. You’ll hear from Abdel, the story of how at a young age he fell in love with the game of soccer and ultimately, the position of soccer goalkeeper. Since then, he never lost passion for it. Now, Abdel makes his living training soccer goalkeepers, playing the sport he loves, and selling soccer goalkeeper gear. 

As a result of Abdel’s passion, mindset, and work ethic, and our own interest in the game of soccer, we are excited to chat with him on the SportsEpreneur Podcast. 

How Playing Sports Impacts the Youth with Charles Leichtweis Headlines

SE38 | How Playing Sports Impacts the Youth with Charles Leichtweis

Taking the lessons learned from coaching soccer and applying them to the business world. Today we speak with Charles Leichtweis, Managing Director of Experts in How. We discuss the importance of sports, relationships, and youth sports culture.  

We are excited to chat with Charles Leichtweis on the SportsEpreneur Podcast. 

Business Lessons Learned from Coaching Soccer with Charles Leichtweis Headlines
The Importance of Sports
Parents Being Advocates for Their Children
The Power of Encouragement in Youth Athletes
Learning From Your Losses
The Importance of Relationships in Sports
How Leadership Affects Teams

The Harry Kane Goal Proves There Are No Excuses | SportsEpreneur

Harry Kane’s Goal Proves There Are No Excuses

Harry Kane scored a ridiculous goal in his Premier League match against Leicester City—and it got me thinking about excuses. Let’s be real; excuses enter your mind from time to time. It’s too cold to take the dog for a walk. I would have made the sale if the email server hadn’t gone down this

Jeff Attinella | Portland Timbers Goalkeeper Has Many Stories | SE

SE27 | Jeff Attinella | Portland Timbers Goalkeeper Has Many Stories

“Goalkeeping is 75 percent mental.” In this episode, we chat with Jeff Attinella, goalkeeper for the Portland Timbers of the MLS. We talk the mind of a soccer goalkeeper, the Portland Timbers, and an athlete creating content.  All of this and more with Portland goalkeeper, Jeff Attinella. 

Jeff led the Timbers’ team to the 2018 MLS Cup. He played college soccer in his home state at the University of South Florida. His junior season he was an All American and Big East goalkeeper of the year. In the MLS, besides playing for the Portland Timbers Attinella also played for Real Salt Lake and was a backup goalie during their MLS Cup run in 2013. 

Besides being a goalkeeper, Jeff is husband, father and a content creator. A creator in the sense that he is a podcast host and children’s book author. You can hear his podcast From J to Z on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. His children’s books can be found on his publishing platform, ItHadToBeTold.com or Amazon. You can see links to his books below. After you spend time listening to Jeff and learning about his story, you will absolutely be drawn to his content.  

One thing that really stood out in this chat is Jeff’s mindfulness. We believe you’ll come to understand what I mean after listening to this conversation.

We are excited to feature Jeff Attinella on the SportsEpreneur Podcast. 

Idea Execution Is Everything | as Shown by Leicester City FC | SportsEpreneur

Idea Execution Is Everything | as Shown by Leicester City FC

Big Thanks to @dannyygreenwood for being a SportsEpreneur contributor with this idea execution video from the Leicester City vs Huddersfield Town.   Execution of an idea is everything. An idea becomes a strategy that then demands execution. In this video you see James Maddison of Leicester City execute the plan to perfection. “What a beauty”! Our SportsEpreneur contributor,

Eric Kasimov | The Future of Soccer in the United States | SE Podcast

SE05 | Eric Kasimov | The Future of Soccer in the United States

Soccer is here to stay whether you buy it or not. In this episode, we discuss the 7 reasons why I’m a big-time buyer in the future of soccer in the United States. 
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Internationally, soccer is the biggest sport. It’s just that in the US it’s not. While it has grown over the years, it’s not there…Yet. But as I look ahead, I see an incredible future for soccer in the United States. After thinking, reading, studying, and asking, I have 7 reasons why I believe soccer has an enormous future in the US. 

The 7 reasons why I believe soccer has an enormous future in the United States: 
0:38 | Length of games
3:28 | Branding
6:03 | Amount of leagues and tournaments
8:15 | Television rights 
10:22 | Recognizable Players
12:15 | The potential in the United States market
14:15 | Football is at its peak

David De Gea and The Easy Saves | Manchester United | Old Trafford | SportsEpreneur

David De Gea and the Easy Saves

A David De Gea and business leader story about the Manchester United Goalkeeper, not getting credit, and making it look easy. Perhaps you’ve heard of him. He is one of the best, maybe even the best, soccer goalie in the world. The world? Yes. Or, at least, that’s my opinion. Other people have different opinions.

Sometimes One Goal is All it Takes | SportsEpreneur

Sometimes One Goal is All it Takes

Soccer isn’t as popular in the United States as it is overseas. There are a lot of reasons—most of us didn’t grow up with the sport, we don’t have an elite league in this country yet (MLS is trying!), and on and on. But a big complaint I hear from my friends (when I tell

World Cup Lesson #3: Bad Start

World Cup Lesson #3: Bad Start

Colombia vs Japan, and it’s the first World Cup match for both teams. The long wait is over. The practice, the strategy, the buildup…it’s all in the past now. Now it’s time to play.  One minute of gameplay, then two, then three. And then—  A handball. The ref calls it intentional. It’s in the box. That

World Cup Lesson #2: Think

World Cup Lesson #2: Think

The mental side of the World Cup is a big deal. Sure, skill plays a major role in the success of a team, but if players do not think properly about the task at hand, it could cost their country a victory.  Thinking seems basic, but it isn’t.   All too many of us, all too often,

World Cup Lesson #1: Patience | Entrepreneur Learning

World Cup Lesson #1: Patience

I watch as many World Cup Soccer games I can, and the one thing that stands out more than anything else is patience.  Sure, at the end of the game, urgency can creep in. But mostly, the game is filled with patience.  Passing, pausing, waiting, making a run up the field only to have the player