Sound of the Loons

Sound of the Loons is your source for Minnesota United audio, from player soundbites to longform interviews to the flagship podcast with play-by-play commentator Callum Williams and writer Steve McPherson. Tune in regularly to hear from players and coaches, plus inside insights on everything soccer in Minnesota.

Latest Episodes

Episode 226 – Kyndra and the Canadians, Eh

Kyndra is joined by fellow AppleTV+ commentator Frederic Lord to get the scoop on CF Montréal, as well as Canadian international Dayne St. Clair ahead of his summer of Concacaf competition.

Episode 225 – Mannysota United

Director of Soccer Operations Manny Lagos drops by to break down the first team with Kyndra, followed by some rapid-fire MLS hot-takes.

Episode 224 – Lots of Leadership in Loontown

Minnesota United CEO Shari Ballard drops by to talk all things MNUFC with Kyndra, including the on-field product and atmosphere around the club itself. Then, MNUFC2 standout Diogo Pacheco shares his inspirational soccer journey ahead of a busy week.

Episode 223 – Mental Health Awareness with Zarek and Dr. Miller

Kyndra is joined by Loons defender Zarek Valentin and clinical psychologist Dr. Meghan Miller for a Mental Health Awareness special. Tune in to hear about how they manage their mental health in the modern world, their daily lives and while participating in the machine that is professional sports.

Episode 222 – Story Time with DJ and Angie

Kyndra welcomes DJ Taylor to talk about his soccer journey, life off the field, and the importance of MNUFC’s locker room vibes. After that, Senior Director of Team Operations Angie Blaker sheds light on her role with the club and shares stories from her tenure.

Episode 220 – The Quarter Season Checkup with Manny and Cameron

MNUFC Chief Soccer Officer Manny Lagos joins Kyndra to break down the 2023 MLS season thus far, with a quick look at Open Cup action. After that, MNUFC2 Head Coach Cameron Knowles stops by to give an update on his team’s progress in MLS NEXT Pro.

Episode 219 – Lalas, Loons, and a Little History

MNUFC U19 Head Coach Fanendo Adi drops by to talk about his transition to coaching, why he came back to Minnesota and his own journey as a player. After that, Kyndra is joined by former USMNT player Alexi Lalas to discuss the US Open Cup and the rise of American soccer.

Episode 217 – Loons on the Rise

Hear from every level of the club on this week’s episode — from the first team to the Academy. Adrian stops by for an update, Emmanuel Iwe shares his story, and Leo Conneh shines in the Academy Spotlight.