League One Fun – Episode 85: Tyler Polak & Daryl Grove

Greenville Triumph Captain Tyler Polak

Tyler Polak has been key to Greenville’s success on both sides of the ball. Tyler discusses the team’s success this season, their journey to the finals, and his role as a leader of the team.

Replay of Interview with Daryl Grove

Replay of an interview with Daryl Grove the Total Soccer Show first appearing in Episode 63. Start at the 42nd minute. They discuss Daryl’s roots, his journey to Richmond, find soccer in the US and of course both TSS and Soccer 101. For those who do not know, Daryl’s battle with liver cancer has taken a turn for the worse. For details, we suggest listening to the most recent episode of the Total Soccer Show for details.

What is League One Fun?

Ira is @irajersey, Jason is @homesweetsoccer, and the show is @league1fun. The Black Players Alliance of the USL can be found here. Tyler Polak can be found on twitter @TylerPolak.

League One Fun is the Beautiful Game Network podcast that covers the entirety of USL League One, including the final to be held October 30th. 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 (Owls). The league also includes USL Championship Phoenix Rising’s second team FC Tucson. There are now five MLS “2” 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.