For today’s episode, we are in conversation with NFL legend and Austin FC fan and supporter, Marshall Newhouse, and Austin FC broadcaster, Michael Lahoud.
You’ll hear about Marshall’s experience of being a full-blown fan for the first time, and Michael lets us in on the instant insight he observed Marshall having from the first whistle. Marshall gives us his assessment of the past year at Austin FC and tells us why he believes you have to have a larger perspective of what it takes to win, before telling us what the difference is between soccer crowds and football crowds.
He explains how his passion for watching soccer was ignited on a pre-world cup school trip in 2006, why offensive line is such a unique and misunderstood position, and how that is changing before we touch on the relationship between football and soccer, with Steven Jackson following the US team across South Africa during the 2010 world cup as a prime example of this. Finally, Marshall tells us how he defines a truly great sports organization: by the attitudes of the owners and the temperaments and qualities of their hires.
We hope you join us!