Some things are bigger than soccer

All three hosts are back this week, and what a week it was. It felt like a month had gone by since Loyal walked off the pitch. Marisa points out Alan is technically correct since it was September, but enough with dad jokes. Marisa, Alan, and Chris check in with each other and start with some good news. They talk about some twitter love for Marisa from the Plastics SG. But the biggest topic was something that was bigger than soccer.

Marisa and Alan recount their experience in the stands during the Phoenix match. Chris filled in his observations watching it on T.V. They discuss what they saw and heard. Next, they talk about the aftermath right after the team walked off. After that, they talked about Phoenix and their response. They talk about how San Diego modeled how a team should act to stand up for their players. The team also questions how diverse the league office is and how that could affect how decisions are made.

They dig into some conversations about how the league needs to step up and change rules in order to address these issues. Next they talk about what they thought they’d like to see different from the league. Finally they all agreed that these issues are bigger than soccer. They wanted to make sure to center both Elijah Martin and Collin Martin in a lot of these discussions. We send both of them our best.

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Alan Underwood

Alan lives in San Diego with his wife and their dogs. You might hear one on a podcast from time to time. He covers Orange County Soccer Club for BGN's Orange and Black SoccerCast and started Fair Weather Podcast to cover San Diego Loyal Soccer Club.