Episode 22 | Advocating for Women’s Soccer with Football for the World

Episode 22 | Advocating for Women’s Soccer with Football for the World

Episode 22 | Advocating for Women’s Soccer with Football for the World

Today’s episode was all about advocating for women’s soccer with Football For The World!  I sat down with Monica Bosiljevac, Board President & Executive Director at Football For The World.  Monica is extremely passionate and is a huge advocate for women’s soccer locally and globally.

Monica and I discuss her role at FFTW, along with her background in soccer and how she got involved with the organization.  We get to go over some very interesting points on how women’s soccer in the United States differs so much from other countries.  Discussing  the inequalities between women’s and men’s soccer, we chat about the MLS, and the stark differences in opportunities for men and women.

She has traveled all over the world coaching and educating children, especially girls, about the game of soccer and the positive effects it can have on and off the field. As a high school soccer coach herself, she understands the importance of having female role models around to inspire and excite girls to get and stay involved in sports. She shared a little about her favorite players from the US Women’s National Soccer team and the women who inspired her passion for soccer.  Don’t miss this episode – it’s an AMAZING one!!

 

Football For The World

Football for the World (FFTW) is a worldwide, non-profit organization based out of Canada, Nebraska and Jamaica.  Their organization aims to improve children’s quality of life through the game of football (soccer).  This is accomplished by collecting and redistributing new and used soccer gear locally and around the world, along with many other efforts. FFTW campaigns heavily for educating and introducing women’s soccer in countries where they don’t normally play.  They offer a variety of volunteer opportunities, after school programs, partnerships with Girls Inc., and are the forces behind having more female role models in the world of soccer.  To learn more about Football for the World or how you can get involved, click here.

If you’re in the Omaha, Nebraska area, you can get involved with some of their upcoming events by clicking here.

 

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FUTBOL WITH CRAZY MANNY

Hello and welcome to my podcast! I am a first generation immigrant from Necochea, Argentina, living in Omaha, Nebraska with an unmatchable passion for anything FUTBOL! (Or Soccer.)  Please be sure to sign up for my newsletter so you can stay up to date with with the latest FWCM news, contests and giveaways!  I also love getting feedback from my listeners on what topics you’d like me to discuss, so please feel free to reach out!!  Thank you for all your support and like I always say;

Cha cha cha cha cha cha chauuuuuuuu!

Episode 21 | The MLS is Back!!!!

Episode 21 | The MLS is Back!!!!

The MLS is Back!!!

The MLS is Back!!  It’s another exciting year for the MLS and the newest addition, Cincinnati FC team!!  The tables have turned again between the top two teams of the Premier League,  Manchester City and Liverpool.  I chat about the crazy upsets of the Champions League Round of 16!!!! Everything is MUY LOCO!!!

 

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FUTBOL WITH CRAZY MANNY

Hello and welcome to my podcast! I am a first generation immigrant from Necochea, Argentina, living in Omaha, Nebraska with an unmatchable passion for anything FUTBOL! (Or Soccer.)  Please be sure to sign up for my newsletter so you can stay up to date with with the latest FWCM news, contests and giveaways!  I also love getting feedback from my listeners on what topics you’d like me to discuss, so please feel free to reach out!!  Thank you for all your support and like I always say;

Cha cha cha cha cha cha chauuuuuuuu!

Episode 20 | Futbol & The Love of the Game, with Jaafar Talha

Episode 20 | Futbol & The Love of the Game, with Jaafar Talha

Episode 20 | Futbol & The Love of the Game, with Jaafar Talha

Today I sat down with Jaafar Talha and we had an awesome episode discussing futbol and our love of the game.  Jaafar is from Casablanca, Morocco, and came to New York in 1998 before moving to Omaha.  Much like my episode with Marlon Emmanuel, Jaafar shares the exact same passion when it comes to soccer.  We discuss some World Cup history, Maradona, Messi, and all the GOAT’s.

Jaafar speaks a little bit about his life and growing up watching La Liga.  He’s a huge fan of Barcelona and we get into his favorite player and who inspired his love of the game.  We chat about our Champions League predictions, along with some thoughts on the Premier League.

Jaafar has a local food truck called Sahara.  They’re normally in the downtown Omaha area and serve a variety of Moroccan Mediterranean dishes. Learn more about the Sahara food truck here.

Last but not least!  Make sure to book your appointment with West Omaha Cryotherapy online by clicking here, and get your FREE Compression Massage scheduled today!  No catches with this folks.  Your first Compression Massage is F-R-E-E!  But make sure you mention the Futbol with Crazy Manny Show!

 

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Episode 19 | Let’s Talk Some Premier League & Copa del Rey, with Ali Sodal

Episode 19 | Let’s Talk Some Premier League & Copa del Rey, with Ali Sodal

Let’s Talk Some Premier League & Copa del Rey, with Ali Sodal

Let’s talk some Premier League & Copa del Rey!  Today I sat down with my good friend, Ali Sodal.  He’s also been a frequent visitor on my show.  We discussed Copa del Rey and the Barcelona vs. Real Madrid match up.  I reviewed the all the scores of the Premier League and we chatted about Ali’s favorite player.

 

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Episode 18 | Super Exciting News about the Premier League & EFL Cup

Episode 18 | Super Exciting News about the Premier League & EFL Cup

Super Exciting News about the Premier League & EFL Cup

I said it before and I’ll say it again, the Premier League is the best league in the world!!  Did you guys catch the games last weekend?  My latest episode covers the most recent Premier League news, along with my thoughts on the EFL Cup. I chat a little bit about my boy Messi, and man, he is seriously the GOAT.  I give some insight on whether I think the Spurs will win the Title or not, some exciting news and my thoughts on upcoming games!

 

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Episode 17 | Interview with Marlon Emmanuel, Founder of My Destinati: Omaha International Soccer Academy

Episode 17 | Interview with Marlon Emmanuel, Founder of My Destinati: Omaha International Soccer Academy

Interview with Marlon Emmanuel, Founder of My Destinati: Omaha International Soccer Academy

Today I sit down with the founder of My Destinati: Omaha International Soccer Academy, Marlon Emmanuel, and discuss his work with the non-profit organization. Marlon is such a special guy to the Omaha community.  He came here from Nigeria in 2009 and is just as passionate about soccer as I am.   We discuss the similarities of how much our home countries are alike when it comes to the game of soccer because the passion and the way we think about it are almost identical.

My Destinati: Omaha International Soccer Academy

His organization, My Destinati: Omaha International Soccer Academy, is near and dear. They aim to develop leaders through soccer by teaching them recreational skills that will drive success in their lives. The academy offers a a number of soccer opportunities at all levels of the game for children ages 6-16.  In addition, it’s open to adult players that live in the Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area.  Marlon takes his own time and money and will pick up children that don’t have rides.  I really meant it when I mentioned he was a special guy.  Any parents out there that need assistance in getting their kids involved in youth soccer, please check out My Destinati!  You can learn more about the Academy and even register online by clicking here.

To add to his list of accomplishments, Marlon founded the Omaha International Soccer League (OISL) Tournament. It’s also hosted by My Destinati.  The tournament focuses on camaraderie and community building. They bring together local players from diverse backgrounds where they can represent their nation as a team.

In addition, we discuss his inspiration and his favorite soccer player.  We also get into who we think will win the Champions League, and some tidbits about the Premier League and the Italian League.

 

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