"We want the whole thing!"
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Mornin' everyone! I'm pleased to bring this interview to you this morning. As you'll remember, last week I interviewed Savannah Clovers, who have been working closely with Lowcountry United to improve the soccer scene in their region of the south. They're almost working together like sister clubs. Alan Bahadori took some time to discuss that relationship, the upcoming friendly with Savannah, and his clubs appearance in the Carolina State Champions League. Check it out.
"We want to embrace the best model for our long term growth and competitiveness."
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Hello again, readers! I want to thank you again for your continued readership of AP. I want to give some context to this interview, as it's actually part a really neat project. Savannah Clovers are actually working very closely with Lowcountry United in South Carolina to move up the pyramid in tandem. They'll also be playing a friendly on Saint Patrick's Day to help draw more attention to each others teams. These two teams will definitely will be one's to keep an eye on. So without further ado, Brian Sykes of Savannah Clovers. Check it out.
"If travelling from out of state, bring a local craft beer with you to give as a thank you"
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This chat with Mark Cole, President of the East End Army, coming out of Bethlehem Steel, is a bit of a departure from your usual APB fayre. Rather than talking to club owners, I thought I might set my sights on those hardy souls who support lower league football in the States. And in that case, where better to start than the home of soccer in the US, the place where it all started (I’m saying this like it was a plan. As you will see when you read on, this is absolute blind luck!) If you like what Mark has to say, give him a follow @eastendarmysg, and keep an eye on the Steel themselves @bsteelfc
"People made fun of my dreams, but it motivated me to prove them wrong some day. And here I am."
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Hello again AP readers! I've got a real treat for you today. For those who may not remember, last summer I interviewed Brendan Keyes of the Texas Premier Soccer League. As we talked, he got me connected with Pratik Shinde. Pratik is a professional soccer player, who has spent time in the Indian Super League with Pune City FC. He took some time out of his day, training and playing with the Houston Hurricanes, to talk about his story, training, and life in general. Check it out.