Brandi Chastain | Soccer Legend, Resilient Champion, Inspiring Leader

Brandi Chastain | Soccer Legend, Resilient Champion, Inspiring Leader

In this episode of Athlete Mindset, Lisa Bonta Sumii sits down with soccer legend Brandi Chastain to explore her journey from youth soccer to international stardom. Brandi discusses the pivotal moments in her career, including her famous penalty kick in the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup, overcoming injuries, and the impact of mentorship and leadership. … Read more

US World Cup Series | Soccer Is Time-Efficient

US World Cup Series | Soccer Is Time-Efficient

Soccer is Art. But Soccer Is Time Efficient, Too. Soccer, often celebrated for its artistry and passion, also excels where many sports falter today: time efficiency. It’s a point so simple yet essential in our fast-paced world—soccer respects your time. As highlighted in a 2022 World Cup Article from the Wall Street Journal, the World … Read more

TLH Reckoning – Women’s Soccer Franchise | Ashlee Fontes-Comber

An Athlete Mindset podcast episode featuring Ashlee Fontes-Comber, the founder and CEO of TLH Reckoning and the former president of United Soccer Coaches. TLH Reckoning, also known as Tallahassee Reckoning, is a professionally operated women’s soccer franchise breaking geographic and institutional barriers. TLH Reckoning is inspired by the generations of elite talent in Tallahassee, Florida. … Read more

Danita Johnson, D.C. United | Consistency, Communication, Commitment

Danita Johnson, D.C. United | Consistency, Communication, Commitment

In this empowering episode of Athlete Mindset, we’re honored to host Danita Johnson, a trailblazer in the world of sports. As the President of Business Operations for D.C. United, Danita brings a wealth of experience, innovation, and leadership to the forefront. We discuss the core themes of consistency, communication, and commitment. And then explore how … Read more

US World Cup Series | Soccer: The World’s Most Popular Sport

Soccer: The World's Most Popular Sport

The World’s Most Popular Sport – And It’s Not Even Close So, here’s the thing about soccer, or as the rest of the world calls it, football. It’s not just a game; it’s a global phenomenon. While here in the U.S., we might debate over football (the American version), baseball, basketball, and hockey, the rest … Read more

Kicking Off the US World Cup Series: Soccer’s Surge in America

Kicking Off the US World Cup Series: Soccer's Surge in America

Welcome, sports fans and curious readers alike! As we gear up for the 2026 World Cup, something big is happening in the U.S. – soccer, or ‘the beautiful game‘ as it’s known globally, is steadily climbing the ranks in American hearts and fields. This phenomenon isn’t just about a game; it’s about culture, passion, and … Read more

The Importance of Being Frugal with Amobi Okugo

The Importance of Being Frugal with Amobi Okugo

For Amobi Okugo, efficiency is paramount. While we recognize that efficiency is crucial for high-performing athletes, Amobi extends this concept beyond the realm of sports. Efficient living is not just about optimizing athletic performance; it’s also a key element in managing our lives and finances effectively. This is particularly important for athletes, given their shorter … Read more