Rick Kaempfer and Adam Howarth (the director of coaching for the Illinois Youth Soccer Association) discuss all the latest international, national, and local soccer news.

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1601, 2020

Free Kicks – Across the Pond, Episode 4

Adam and Rick discuss the star strikers of the Premier League (one injured, one red-carded, one setting records), and do their fourth installment of “Across the Pond”–a report from their visit to Chelsea. [Ep56]

201, 2020

Free Kicks – The Festive Fixtures

Adam and Rick recap the holiday matches, explain the phenomenon of Boxing Day, and deliver another report from Across the Pond. [EP55]

1912, 2019

Free Kicks – Across the Pond, Episode II

Adam and Rick discuss the state of the Premier League table (top & bottom) as the league heads into the Christmas Fixtures, and the Champions League draw. Plus, episode 2 from across the pond–from Chelsea’s training facility in England.  [Ep54]

1212, 2019

Free Kicks – Across the Pond, Episode I

Adam and Rick paint the picture of their experience at Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge, as well as the usual features. [Ep53]

2111, 2019

Free Kicks – An English Primer

Adam and Rick prepare for their trip to Chelsea. Adam preps Rick on English grammar, football terminology, and dos and don’ts for attending a Premier League game.  [Ep52]