The U.S. Soccer Podcast - EPISODE 27: U.S. Disability Soccer Month with Drew Bremer and Josh Brunais

On this special episode of the U.S. Soccer Podcast, hosts Jordan Angeli and Charlie Davies welcomed U.S. Paralympic National Team members Drew Bremer and Josh Brunais to the show. December is U.S. Disability Soccer Month, and throughout the month the Federation is celebrating the programs and member organizations who support athletes with disabilities in every corner of the sport. That ranges from the U.S. para 7-a-side National Team - which Bremer and Brunais have competed on since 2015 and is currently ranked 4th in the world - to Deaf Soccer, Power Soccer and more. The theme of this month is Adapt and Thrive, a phrase the applies not just to the action on the soccer field, but also to how we should tackle each day.

 

 


Bremer and Brunais explained some of the intricacies and tactics of Paralympic 7-a-side soccer – which include modified throw-ins and no offside restrictions. They shared their unique journeys to the sport and to the team. Bremer – who was born with cerebral palsy – played soccer throughout high school and college and came to the PNT through his fandom of the U.S. Women’s National Team. Brunais, an avid Bayern Munich supporter having spent some of his childhood in Germany, suffered a traumatic brain injury during his time in Special Operations with the U.S. Army. He credits the PNT with giving him renewed motivation at dark point in his life.


 



For more information on the U.S. Para 7-a-side National Team or U.S. Soccer Disability Month, follow the PNT on Twitter (@ussoccer_PNT) and by searching the #AdaptANDThrive hashtag. Individuals interested in joining our finding out more about para soccer are encouraged to email U.S. Soccer PNT Head Coach Stuart Sharp
(ExtendedNT@ussoccer.org).



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Episode No.             

Guest 

Date

EP. 24 The U.S. Soccer Podcast - EPISODE 24: Gregg Berhalter November 20
Ep. 23 The U.S. Soccer Podcast - EPISODE 23: Stuart Holden November 12
Ep. 22 USWNT Coach Vlatko Andonovski October 30
Ep. 21  The U.S. Soccer Podcast - EPISODE 21: Maurice Edu October 23
Ep. 20 USMNT and Manchester City goalkeeper Zack Steffen October 16
Ep. 19 Former USWNT Head Coach Jill Ellis October 9
Ep. 18 Former USWNT Defender Stephanie Cox October 2
Ep. 17 Former USMNT Defender Marcelo Balboa September 18
Ep. 16 Former USMNT Defender Oguchi Onyewu September 11
Ep. 15 Former USWNT midfielder Shannon Boxx August 28
Ep. 14 USMNT Head Coach Gregg Berhalter August 21
Ep. 13 USMNT Goalkeeper Tim Howard August 14
Ep. 12 Former USWNT Forward Mia Hamm July 31

Ep. 11

Former USMNT Defender Tony Sanneh

July 24

Ep. 10

USWNT Midfielder Sam Mewis

July 17

Ep. 9

Former USMNT Midfielder Robbie Rogers

July 3

Ep. 8

Former USWNT Midfielder Lori Lindsey

June 26

Ep. 7

U.S. Soccer Sporting Director Earnie Stewart

June 19

Ep. 6

Virtual Roundtable on Racism with Crystal Dunn, Cobi Jones, Jessica McDonald and Zack Steffen

June 12

Ep. 5

U.S. Soccer Chief Medical Officer Dr. George Chiampas

June 5

Ep. 4

USMNT Midfielder Tyler Adams

May 29

Ep. 3

FIFA Referee Katja Koroleva

May 22

Ep. 2

USMNT General Manager Brian McBride

May 15

Ep. 1

USWNT General Manager Kate Markgraf

May 8

 

 

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