At this point, I’d like to think the Footy Talks brand needs no introduction.
In the beforetimes, the gang at Homestand Sports brought great Footy Talks events to the Rivoli: live chats and beers with local pundits, players, and super fans. Eventually, they outgrew the space and moved to the Rec Room, where the scope expanded to also include viewing parties and rallies across all the big European Leagues.
This past year, they levelled up with TFC crossover events to open the season, and anyone that attended the Canada Soccer Rally at the Rec Room before the victory over the USMNT at BMO Field last October was witness to something truly special.
Let’s also not forgot the weekly “Footy Talks Podcast”, hosted by our very own Mitchell Tierney and often featuring all your favourite WTR / TFC talking heads as guests.
As the pandemic turned our lives upside down, Footy Talks was there to keep our footy flames burning, with weekly Zoom based chats hosted by the big three—KJ, Caldwell, and Wileman—La Liga talks, and a-so-fun-I-almost-don’t-want-to-mention-it-for-fear-of-more-competition Trivia challenge with some SICK prizes.
The weekly Footy Talks live chats were not just a great respite from the scary world outside, but they were required viewing for the #TFClive diehards. We’ve been blessed with some very candid, very vulnerable tete-a-tete’s with the likes of Sebastian Giovinco, Victor Vasquez, Richie Lareya, and, just last week, the Captain himself, Micheal Bradley.
As we move cautiously into the reality that is the MLS is Back Tournament / Mickey Mouse Cup, Footy Talks has asked us here at Waking the Red to host our own weekly show and we couldn’t possibly be more excited. It’s a serious honour.
That’s right, for the duration of the Tournament, the gang at WTR will be your hosts as we discuss TFC and MLS LIVE until we’re all blue in the face.
Every week, join Mitchell, myself (Jeffrey P. Nesker), and Michael Singh, plus special guests, as we bring WTR level banter to the interwebs. We are champing at the bit to interact with the community on this new platform; it’s been awhile since we had a good old fashioned WTR style multi-thread. Here’s hoping we can upgrade to the live setting!
The logistics are simple:register online for free and get a zoom link to attend. As before, the show will be simultaneously live streamed on the Footy Talks Facebook page. the live chat will be active on both platforms.
The schedule is as follows:
July 7 (12 pm EST) - MLS is Back Tournament Preview ft. Dr. Tej Sahota & Oliver Platt
July 14 (12:15 pm EST) - MLS is Back Breakdown ft. Maria Papadakiss
July 21 (12 pm EST) - TBD
Enjoy our special teaser below, and see you all on Tuesdays!