Virtual Meeting Q&A with Tommy Smyth

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June 2, 2020 6:00 PM

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Tommy Smyth - ESPN Soccer Commentator & United States Soccer Radio Show Grumpy Pundits 

We are delighted to announce next Tuesday's Special Guest on the Meeting of Q&A with ESPN's longest serving soccer commentator. Smyth joined ESPN in February 1993 as a soccer analyst for ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN International. He is an anchor of ESPN Soccernet Press Pass, ESPN International’s global football roundtable discussion and is a game analyst for Italian Serie ‘A’, La Liga, the UEFA Champions League and FIFA World Cup qualifying matches. Smyth served as ESPN Radio’s lead match analyst for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa, 2014 and 2018 World Cups and in June 2008, was a game and studio analyst during ESPN’s critically acclaimed coverage of the UEFA European Football Championship 2008 (Euro 08). He has also worked on three other FIFA World Cups (1998, 2002 and ’06).
At ESPN, Smyth has called more than 3,000 international matches from leagues all over the world. His credits include providing game analysis for ESPN’s telecast of European championship qualifiers, the Copa Libertadores, the South American Super Cup, Brazilian national championships, the Dutch league and the Italian Super Cups. 

He will be joining us talking about youth soccer in the US, how he has seen it change and tell us his views on the future of soccer in the USA as well. He will also be taking some questions from all our families. Tommy also has a soccer show on the very popular Sirius XM radio called 'The Grumpy Pundits'. He co-hosts with former England World Cup and Tampa Bay Rowdies player Rodney Marsh. 

This is definitely not to be missed!!
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Tuesday, June 9th 4PM
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Shane Supple - Ipswich Town First Team Goalkeeper + National Team Squad in 2018 v USA + France

Shane Supple grew up playing soccer with dreams of playing in England. These dreams came through as he was offered a contract with Ipswich Town at 16. In his second season, with Shane between the posts, Ipswich's Academy team won the prestigious FA Youth Cup. This is the biggest Trophy in Youth Football in England and was a real coup for Shane and the club. Following his performances, he was offered a 5 year professional contract, propelling Shane to the first team . An injury to first choice goalkeeper, Lewis Price (Bought from Arsenal), Shane made his debut for the first team at the young age of 18. Such was his performances, he kept the GK spot for the remainder of the season, attracting lots of attention from Premier League Clubs. Shane retired from football at a young age but made a comeback in 2016 professionally. Such were his performances, Shane was called into the National Senior Team for games against USA + France in 2018. 

Shane is going to be sharing his experience of playing first team football at 18 years of age, having Roy Keane as his manager and talking about his experiences as a young Academy player as well as giving our goalkeepers and aspiring young academy players some great advice and tips that may help them on their journey. Shane will also be answering any questions our goalkeepers and players from our club.
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