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.
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,…
FC Cincinnati of the MLS showcases how you can build & create something for those that care. An article about an image on Instagram from a SportsEpreneur contributor.
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.
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
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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…
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…
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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…