League One Fun – Episode 67: Revs II & FC Tucson Interviews

Although the soccer world has been shuttered we intend to have additional content during the quiet period. Ira did a few interviews just prior to the shutdown shared in this episode with you with players and staff from New England Revolution II & FC Tucson.

New England Revolution II & FC Tucson Interviews

Ira gets on the phone with New England Revolution II player Connor Presley, Head Coach Clint Peay, and FC Tucson Head Coach John Galas.

Connor discusses his career path, even just being a 21 year old. He’s training in England, what it’s like playing for two MLS2 expeansion clubs, the differences between Louden United and New England Revolution II, and his goals for the season.

Coach Peay talks about the differences between coaching at the professional versus the US Youth National Team ranks. He also discusses the team’s goals for not only developing new players, but utilizing the New England Revolution scouting network for finding players globally to try them at the Second team.

Finally, Ira speaks with Coach Galas from FC Tucson. Galas was promoted from Assistant Coach to Head Coach. He discusses his tactical plans and integration with Phoenix Rising. We find out of he’s looking forward to coaching against his old boss when Tucson plays Richmond.

Enjoy these New England Revolution II & FC Tucson interviews.  If you missed Jason and Ira making their season predictions in Episode 66.

On twitter Jason is @homesweetsoccer, Ira is @irajersey and the show is @league1fun.

What is League One Fun

League One Fun is the Beautiful Game Network podcast that covers the entirety of USL League One. Jason and Ira discuss the third tier and lowest tier of professional soccer. The two conduct player, coach and front office interviews as well as review matches and league news. Independent franchises include Greenville Triumph, South Georgia Tormenta, Richmond Kickers, Chattanooga Red Wolves, Forward Madison and Union Omaha. The league also includes USL Championship second team FC Tucson. There are now five MLS2 sides. These include Fort Lauderdale CF (InterMiami), New England Revolution II, Toronto FC II, North Texas SC (FC Dallas), and Orlando City B.


Ira Jersey

twitter: @irajersey Soccer fanatic and nerd with many hobbies, Ira is a New York Red Bull supporter who loves lower division soccer. He is a youth coach with several USSF and United Soccer Coaches licenses; and also a competitive youth referee. He writes and podcasts on USL League One for BGN. Ira has worked in finance for more than two decades focusing on bond markets and is currently the Chief U.S. Interest Rate Strategist at Bloomberg Intelligence, Bloomberg LP's research arm.