Last Word SC Radio: Interview Special With Johnny Freeston Of Harpons FC
Harpos is an amateur club based out of Boulder, CO. They play in the Colorado Premier League and having been kicking butt in all competitions they play in for years now. Johnny’s a former player and has shrewdly operated them for years now. The guys sit down to talk about how one starts an amateur club, run the club, and find players.
Johnny shares the Harpos story, how he became a part of club, and how they’re not you’re typical [expletive] pub team. We talk about what’s next for Harpos as they look to become the next giant slayer of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. Johnny also talks about the long term goal for Harpos and where they fit and don’t fit in the existing American Soccer landscape.
If you love lower division soccer, want to learn more about it, or see how some are going about disrupting the system from the base of the pyramid, this is the podcast episode for you.
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Matt Pollard is the Managing Editor of Last Word on Soccer and an engineer. When he’s not watching soccer or at work, the Colorado transplant enjoys skiing and hiking all over the state. The LA Kings will always be his first sports love, though MLS didn’t exist at the time. Once called the Shakespeare of LWOS, he covers the LA Galaxy, Colorado Rapids, and Saint Louis FC. Like the Galaxy, he too was handcrafted in LA.
Daniel Sperry is an Editor at Last Word on Soccer. He covers mainly Sporting KC and U.S. Soccer for LWOS, and discusses San Francisco Giants baseball elsewhere. He was born and raised in Northern California, hence his love for Bay Area teams. He currently resides in the KC Suburbs with his incredible wife and energetic puppy. Outside of sports and writing, he loves a good stout and nature, whether that is hiking, camping, canoeing, birding, or some activity with all four.
Robert Kerr is the Chicago Fire Beat Writer at Last Word on Soccer. He is a citizen of two football loving countries and a lifelong sports enthusiast. The multi-media producing father of two previously spent his time working in professional sports and broadcasting. He has also written about soccer since 2014. Enjoy his wonderful foreign accent every Thursday night on the podcast.
Matt McCarthy is in his second year as the Philadelphia Union Beat Writer for Last Word on Soccer. He is a freshman at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA studying both broadcast journalism and sports management. He is a Temple football communications intern. He also hosts a podcast that airs Tuesdays and Thursdays called The Knuckleheads with his brother Mike. Matt covered the 2016 Copa America Centenario for LWOS.