Ep. 50: An Hour with Sounders Legend Steve Zakuani: He Knows a Hella About Soccer



#NerdFarmReads Book Club is reading A Quick Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns by Archie Bongiovanni. Get your copy. Read with with. Tweet your thoughts.

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3:00 What’s life like moving into analysis? Where is the analyst life going?

11:00 The slow starts are grinding on the fan base. Are the fans being unreasonable?

17:30 “I don’t like to crown people so quickly” Thoughts on Ruidíaz.

20:00 What do Nouhou and Kim Kee-Hee scream at each other…

21:30 Thoughts on left back position

26:00 Formations into the next year

29:00 Clint Dempsey

33:00 Is Cristian Roldan playing in the best position for his skill set?

38:00 What is your prediction for next year’s roster?

50:00 2019 Starting 11 projections and conjecture

56:00 Let’s talk about S2

60:00 Listener Questions

1) What are you most excited about for 2019

2) Thoughts on Aaron Kovar

3) What has surprised you about a weekly podcast?


1) Turn us on to some grime artists and albums

2) Where did you get that dope furry overcoat with the collar?

3) Where did it go wrong for L.A.

4) Was Frei robbed for goalkeeper of the year?

5) Rank these defense mids by how you think they were at their prime: Alonso, Joseph, Bradley, Chara, Beckerman



Contributor Cat Corner:

I can’t believe we’re at 50 episodes! Whether you’re just getting started, an obsessive listener, or anything in between- THANK YOU for listening to us! I’m stepping in to tell you my “Top 5-ish Episodes” (spoiler: I can’t count).

  1. Episode 44: Teacher Strike

    • What can I say, I like hearing myself.

  2. Episode 40: Reading, Writing, Social Emotional Learning

    • Whole Child learning is important.

  3. Episode 35: Out Wonk Denny Heck

    • Hilarious. Interesting. Captivating

  4. Episode 34: We R Tacoma

    • She says as she sits on the couch wearing her S2 sweatshirt.

  5. Episode 30: #NerdFarmReads “Evicted”

    • I’m a book girl.

  6. Episode 24: Steve Zakuani 1

    • AKA: The day I fell in love with Zak.

  7. Episode 20: #NerdFarmReads “The Hate U Give”

    • If you haven’t gotten in the Nerd Farm Reads conversation- Do It!! Plus- this book is fantastic.

  8. Episode 10: Victoria Woodards

    • I just love her as a mayor, a person, and a public speaker

  9. Episode 8: #NerdFarmReads: Citizen by Claudia Rankine

    • Yo.. Read the Book. Listen to the podcast. Hail Serena.

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