New England Soccer Journal’s The Goal

New England Soccer Journal reaches the pulse of the region’s soccer scene in a vibrant new way, thanks to The Goal podcast with Matt Langone. Each episode features dynamic guests from across the sport’s spectrum, with a focus on prospects.

Episodes Date

The ranks of the USL2 soccer league are growing, and now there’s a Boston rivalry to watch. Boston City FC joins the Boston Bolts in bringing high-quality soccer to the region. Boston City FC founder ...
May 23, 2022
Just three years ago, Massachusetts soccer had 5,000 referees. Now, that number is below 2,000. Covid played a role, but the combination of difficult parents, shouting coaches and even arguing players...
May 10, 2022
Vermont Green FC kicks off its inaugural season in May, shepherded by founder Matthew Wolfe and Sporting Director Adam Pfeifer. The new team is part of USL League Two, and focuses on environmental res...
May 3, 2022
Coach Brendan Hamilton of South Shore Select joins the podcast to talk about what makes his group special. Hamilton is the Director of Coaching for the Hingham, Mass.-based. group, and he talks about ...
April 19, 2022
Jason Lowe enjoys the challenge of boosting an underperforming program and makingg it shine. He has joined Boston College as the head coach of the women's program, coming to B.C. after years as a play...
April 12, 2022
Chris Gbandi has had a fascinating career and road to becoming the head coach of UConn men’s soccer. He taught himself the game, growing up in Liberia. He moved to the U.S, and played in the pros befo...
March 29, 2022
Boston Bolts ECNL Director Sam Matteson joined the podcast to discuss his work with one of the most respected clubs in New England, how the Bolts have developed over the years, and the upcoming ECNL s...
March 15, 2022
Connecticut College Men's Head Coach Reuben Burk joins the podcast to discuss leading the Camels to the Division 3 national championship last fall, New England recruiting battles and more.
March 1, 2022
Curt Onalfo is the technical director of the New England Revolution and has won the MLS Cup as a player and a coach. His story was almost cut short, however, by a cancer diagnosis just as his career w...
February 15, 2022
In this first episode of our new podcast, we have a special guest. Irish-born Nick Burke is the Girls Director of Coaching for New England Futbol Club (NEFC) and brings an impressive resume to the job...
February 1, 2022

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