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Welcome to Tree Town
44 minutes | Oct 10, 2019
Episode 23 - Podcast Special with Coach Boyzzz and Coach Rudland
Chairman Bilal Saeed sits down with Coach Rudland and newly appointed women's head coach Boyzzz Khumalo to discuss new club announcements and share stories about their time with the club.
48 minutes | Jun 27, 2019
Episode 22 - Featuring players, Jarred Dass and Jenna Smith
This week's episode we chat with Jarred Dass. His love for practice, his college career at Stony Brook, playing with the Trinidadian national team and why he decided to play for AFC Ann Arbor. Jenna Smith talks to us about how to overcome adversity when the results are going your way. Why practice is important for the team and her plans for the rest of the season. We took advantage of the great weather at our training grounds in WideWorld Sports Center to shoot the episode on location.
35 minutes | Jun 20, 2019
Episode 21 - Featuring players, Bella Petrock and Amanda Britain
This week on the pod, we have Bella Petrock. She chats to us about team building, growing as a person and athlete in college, and GOT. Amanda Britain chats to us about her journey with the Jags, going from player to coach. The importance of the Main Street hooligans in the team morale and her college career at Central.
29 minutes | Jun 13, 2019
Episode 20 - Featuring former farmer, Will Eskay and Jake Rufe's police encounters
Today's episode was recorded at the beautiful Peony Gardens at the Nichols Arboretum. Will talks to us about the difference between college soccer and playing professionally. His background as a farmer and his love for nature. Jake Rufe, makes a return appearance finally explaining his encounter with the police force in his younger days. He also explores his views on extraterrestrial life.
51 minutes | Jun 6, 2019
Episode 19 - Featuring right back legend, Stephen Turnbull and Women's GM Kristine Adams
This week we chat with right back legend, Stephen Turnbull, about his involvement with the club. What made him return for a second season and how the players become brothers. Kristine Adams talks to us about being a leader for the club, her challenges as a General Manager, and where she finds her inner zen during match day.
33 minutes | May 30, 2019
Episode 18 - Chatting with the tallest AFCAA player, Ian McGrane
This week, we sit down with Ian McGrane. Exploring his favorite things to do in Ann Arbor and what being a goalkeeper entails.
41 minutes | May 23, 2019
Episode 17 - Chatting with AFCAA players, Tatiana Mason and Alex Alexis
While the season is in full force, we took some time to chat with Tatiana Mason and Alex Alexis. Tatiana, explains how having a crowd can help players perform better, and inspiring young players. She also chats about the differences between college and UWS soccer. Alex Alexis talks about his journey to the US from Haiti. His playing experience including the Haitian National Team, college and club soccer. He also chats about how living together with the team creates a family, and how the players become his brothers.
34 minutes | May 14, 2019
Episode 16 - Interview with three year AFCAA player, Jake Rufe
Rufie chats with us this week. The three year player has been a great asset in the midfield of the Mighty Oak. He tells us a bit about his beginnings as a soccer player, life in the south, and his passion for cave exploration.
30 minutes | May 9, 2019
Episode 15 - Interview with AFCAA Player, Megan Trapp - Women's first match preview
On this special preview episode we chat with Megan Trapp in anticipation of the first ever women's UWS match. This Friday, AFCAA will meet the Detroit Sun; Megan explores the preparation the team is undertaking before this match. Also, what it means to be a local coach in the area and also play at a semi-pro level.
35 minutes | May 7, 2019
Episode 14 - feat AFCAA Player, Jordan Montoya
This week we chat with AFCAA player, Jordan Montoya. He tells us a bit more about his recent performance against Michigan Stars. His passion for cooking and his favorite places in Ann Arbor.
32 minutes | May 2, 2019
Episode 13 - feat Sporting Director, Eric Rudland / Season Opener Preview
Episode 13 - feat Sporting Director, Eric Rudland / Season Opener Preview We sit down with our Sporting Director / Head Coach, Eric Rudland to discuss our upcoming season opener in the NPSL. This Saturday AFCAA will take on the newly regrouped Michigan Stars FC.
43 minutes | Apr 25, 2019
Episode 12 - feat supporter, Brian Hinz & AFCAA player, James Vaughan
Episode 12 - feat supporter, Brian Hinz & AFCAA player, James Vaughan. This week we chat with Brian Hinz. He shares his memories of the early days of AFC Ann Arbor and the beginning of the Main Street Hooligans supporter group. He also tells us why Tottenham will lose to Barcelona in the Champions league. James Vaughan is back for his third season with the club. He tells us about his playing career, his journey to the United States from England, and what drove him to keep coming back to AFC Ann Arbor.
43 minutes | Apr 18, 2019
Episode 11 - feat Director of Scouting, Billyle Alman & AFCAA player, Matt Braem
Episode 11 - feat Director of Scouting, Billyle Alman & AFCAA player, Matt Braem Billyle Alman returns to the pod to explain what his job as director of scouting entails. How this helps AFCAA have an edge against opponents and his brief stunt as a player. Matt Braem explains what drove him back to Ann Arbor. Also, his journey as an immigrant to the US, his college career feats and professional indoor soccer career.
55 minutes | Apr 11, 2019
Episode 10 - feat co-owner Rishi Narayan & Fletcher Sharpe
Episode 10 - featuring co-owner Rishi Narayan and Fletcher Sharpe. We talk with another Ann Arbor legend, Rishi Narayan, about his involvement with the club and what the club means for him and his family. Local sports writer Fletcher Sharpe also joins us and he gives us his insight on the NPSL and how soccer has grown in the state of Michigan.
60 minutes | Apr 4, 2019
Episode 9 - feat co-owner, Matthew Altruda & Women's GM, Kristine Adams
Episode 9 - feat co-owner, Matthew Altruda & Women's General Manager, Christine Adams. We chat with local Ann Arbor legend and AFCAA co-owner, Matthew Altruda. Exploring his involvement with the team, and the mysterious beginning of his nickname, Tuna. Christine Adams also joins us this week. She chats about her involvement with the team from the first season. He hopes for this season and the importance of the women's team in the Ann Arbor community.
56 minutes | Mar 28, 2019
Episode 8 - feat Director of Player Personnel, Tito Schwabe & Head Coach Eric Rudland
Welcome to Tree Town Podcast - EP08 - feat Director of Player Personnel, Tito Schwabe & Head Coach Eric Rudland This week we chat with Tito Schwabe about the life path that lead him to join AFC Ann Arbor. Some anecdotes with the players and his goals for this season. Eric Rudland discusses the importance of having international players in the squad. The training themes of the early season, the implementation of our system on our new players.
55 minutes | Mar 21, 2019
Episode 7 - feat club co-owner Michal Lorenc and Goalkeeper Coach Jeff Shuk
Welcome to Tree Town Podcast - EP07 - feat co-owner Michal Lorenc & Goalkeeping coach Jeff Shuk. This week we discuss what drove Michal Lorenc to become a co-owner of AFCAA. His passion for the game and the appreciation for victories even in defeat. Goalkeeper Coach Jeff Shuk explains the methodology behind the success of our team's defense. His relationship with our Head Coach and his history as a player and coach.
39 minutes | Mar 14, 2019
Episode 6 - Interview with Technical Director Boyzzz Khumalo & Creative Director Bruno Postigo Beltran
Welcome to Tree Town Podcast - EP06 - Interview with Technical Director Boyzzz Khumalo and Creative Director Bruno Postigo Beltran This week we take a closer look at the work that our new Technical Director, Boyzzz Khumalo plans to accomplish with AFCAA. We also chat with AFCAA's Creative Director, Bruno Postigo Beltran regarding his involvement with the club from day 1.
48 minutes | Mar 7, 2019
Episode 5 - Featuring Women's Head Assistant Coach, Barry Scott and Chairman, Bilal Saeed
Episode 4 - Featuring Women's Head Assistant Coach, Barry Scott and Chairman, Bilal Saeed. Coach Scott breaks down the plan for the women's team this summer, the challenges of being a first year team. Chairman Saeed discusses the opening of The Treehouse (AFC Ann Arbor's club shop) and community involvement of the team.
38 minutes | Feb 28, 2019
Episode 4 - Featuring AFCAA founder, Jamey Amrine, and new signings Megan Trapp and Taylor Babcock
Episode 4 - Featuring AFCAA founder, Jamie Amrine, and new signings Megan Trapp and Taylor Babcock
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