Jimmy Conrad's American Soccer Spectacular is a new podcast with duel objectives. The first objective is to present news, commentary and features about soccer in the United States. The second is to share with listeners the point of view of one our world's greatest treasures. The team of Jimmy and Frank started modestly in the basement of Jimmy's home and after moving up to the family room, they started to establish themselves as the go-to guys in soccer entertainment. The start of the new project offers the ground-breaking team a chance to do what they have been doing all along; being super entertaining.
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Before retiring in August 2011, Jimmy Conrad was widely regarded as one of the best defenders in all of Major League Soccer. His honors include being named captain of the U.S. Men's National Team on multiple occasions, playing in the 2006 World Cup, being named MLS Defender of the Year (2005) and MLS Humanitarian Of The Year (2009), and garnering five selections to the MLS All-Star team. Jimmy grew up in Southern California and played for the Santa Anita and Chino Spirit soccer clubs, for Temple City High School, for San Diego State and UCLA in college, and professionally for 14 years overall with the San Diego Flash, San Jose Earthquakes, Kansas City Wizards, and Chivas USA. Off the field, Jimmy wrote a column for ESPN.com for 6 years, hosted his own radio show and podcast for 4 years prior to this one, and is currently serving as the general manager of the Chivas USA Youth Academy for the foreseeable future and doing television work for the Fox Soccer Channel.
Frank Kuzava was born in Wyandotte, Michigan. Wyandotte sits on the Detroit River 11miles (18 km) south of downtown Detroit. The State of Michigan granted Wyandotte a charter on December 12, 1866. The Native American Tribe called Wyandot inhabited what is called Wyandotte proper today. The tribe were friendly with British settlers as well as the French. The Wyandot signed a treaty with the U.S. government in 1818. The treaty called for the Wyandot to relinquish their land and be move to Flat Rock, Michigan. Wyandotte began to boom. Its location, on the Detroit River made it perfect for the shipbuilding industry which flourished from the 1870s into the 1920s. "Wyandotte Toys" was the talk of the town from the 1920s to the 1950s. They were the nation's largest manufacturer of toy guns and pistols. I enjoyed soccer very much while living in Wyandotte, nobody else did.