SE Soccer Content
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.
Welcome to SportsEpreneur FC, Established 2015.
It’s amazing the difference you can make when you are dedicated to a cause. Hugh Roberts, athlete activist and professional soccer player — and our guest for this podcast episode, talks about it all in this conversation. His passion to help his family and community is the driver to build his life outside of soccer
“You can be involved in professional sports besides being a player.” -Lisa Bonta Sumii responding to Carlos Yustis talking about his proud moments covering sports. In this episode, Lisa Bonta Sumii shares space with Carlos Yustis, Sports Anchor for Telemundo 48 in the Bay Area. Lisa and Carlos talk about becoming a sports anchor, the
“How will you take care of her mind and her well-being while she is a student-athlete at your institution?” –Dania Cabello’s father, talking to the soccer coaches at the University of California, Berkeley, upon her daughter being offered a scholarship to play soccer for them. In this episode, Lisa Bonta Sumii shares space with Dania
AthMindset | Yale Women’s Soccer with Mia Grillo and Reina Bonta | + Student-Athletes & Mental Health
“Prioritize your own mental health.” -Reina Bonta In this episode, Lisa Bonta Sumii shares space with Yale Women’s Soccer Student-Athletes, Mia Grillo and Reina Bonta. Learn more about each of these amazing young women on their Yale Soccer Page: Mia Grillo | Reina Bonta Mia and Reina’s support for each other, their teammates, and their
Staying in love with the game of soccer. It takes one who has been in the game a long time to realize one of the best ways to have success is to love the game—to have a passion for the sport. Especially soccer. In this AthMindset episode, Lisa Bonta Sumii, LCSW, CSW, shares space with
A conversation at the intersection of humanities and fútbol with HUBOL founder. In this AthMindset episode, Lisa Bonta Sumii, LCSW, CSW, shares space with Mario Fernandez, founder and CEO of HUBOL. It’s no surprise Mario works in the humanities as all you can think after hearing him speak is “good human”. Mario Fernandez as described
Ensuring active NFL players have the resources and support they need for their mental health. Dr. Amber Cargill, PsyD is the Director of Player Wellness for the NFLPA and she is the featured guest in this AthMindset episode on SportsEpreneur. In this AthMindset episode, Lisa Bonta Sumii, LCSW, CSW, shares space with Dr. Cargill to
Find your pitch. Your voice. Use it. Speak Up. Footballer, Alexis Catt shows us how. In this AthMindset episode, Lisa Bonta Sumii, LCSW, CSW, shares space with Alexis Catt. Alexis as she describes herself on her LinkedIn page: on the pitch: midfielder for Memphis Americans of the NISL (and a graduate of Purdue University) off
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
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 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
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
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
“It’s about being ready for your moment… It’s good to be pissed off and it’s good to keep that fire burning because ultimately that’s what is going to keep you going and keep you pushing for more.” – Professional Soccer Goalkeeper, Jeff Attinella. In this inspiring SE podcast episode, we revisit a discussion Eric Kasimov
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
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
Welcome to the fifth episode of the Pro Talk Podcast Series hosted by Mo Ali Heydarpour on SportsEpreneur featuring Rafa Mir of SD Huesca. Rafa has also played on great teams such as Valencia, Wolverhampton Wanderers & Nottingham Forest. SportsEpreneur is the content platform where sports and entrepreneurship collide! It’s for the deep-rooted and not
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
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
Creating more space for athletes to be better. In this episode, Eric Kasimov chats with Mel O’Connor, CEO and Founder of OKKULO training. Eric and Mel discuss taking an athlete’s training to the next level with the use of technology. Mel and his team are dedicated to the research and development of tech-driven training systems
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
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
#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
A passion for soccer content. In this episode, Eric Kasimov chats with Mo Ali Heydarpour, soccer content creator and soccer trainer. You can find Mo’s content on Instagram and all social media platforms @MoAliFC. With over 600,000 followers on Instagram, incredible content, and a passion for the game we just had to spend some time
Entering the mind of a modern day goalkeeper. In this SportsEpreneur Podcast episode, Eric Kasimov chats with Mark Robinson, co-owner of The Modern Day GK. The goalkeeper position is one of the most difficult positions in all sports. It’s also one of the most scrutinized positions you could choose to play. That is where The
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
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.
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
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
“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.