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Play By Players

43 EpisodesProduced by MLSPAWebsite

A podcast straight from the players. Former Major League Soccer player Bobby Boswell talks one on one with MLS players past and present about life on and off the field.

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Uri Rosell

October 14th, 2022

58:01

Play By Players brings Sporting KC defensive midfielder Uri Rosell, to the podcast this week!  Uri and Bobby talk about the influence of his …

Tesho Akindele

October 7th, 2022

56:01

This week, Bobby and Play By Players bring Orlando City SC and Canada Men’s National Team forward Tesho Akindele to the podcast. Akindele boasts over 280 games played throughout his Major League Soccer career, 19 …

Cristian Roldan

September 30th, 2022

59:15

On this week’s episode, Cristian Roldan of Seattle Sounders FC and the U.S. Men’s National Team talks with Bobby Boswell about the driving forces …

Brandon Vazquez

September 23rd, 2022

44:42

Bobby Boswell sits down with FC Cincinnati’s dynamic forward Brandon Vazquez, to talk about his unique and ‘meteoric rise’ to MLS. Growing up in …

Diego Fagúndez

September 16th, 2022

56:02

Austin FC's Diego Fagúndez joins the latest episode of Play by Players with Bobby Boswell.

Brad Stuver

September 9th, 2022

1:05:37

Brad Stuver joins Bobby Boswell on the pod this week. Brad, who was recently nominated for the 2022 Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian Award, shares …

Memo Rodríguez

September 2nd, 2022

58:26

Houston Dynamo homegrown Memo Rodríguez joins Bobby on the podcast.

Jaylin Lindsey

August 19th, 2022

57:03

"To go in there and play in front of 74,000 fans at a stadium I grew up going to... it was unreal." Bobby is joined by Charlotte native Jaylin Lindsey to hear all about what it's like to play for your hometown club. …

Steve Birnbaum

August 1st, 2022

55:33

Play by Players is back for season two! To kick things off, Bobby is joined by DC United's Steve Birnbaum. The former teammates and old friends cover …

Justin Mapp

November 15th, 2021

1:02:12

Bobby Boswell catches up with former 15-year MLS veteran Justin Mapp on the latest episode of Play by Players. Justin walks Bobby through his career, …

Drew Moor

November 2nd, 2021

1:03:32

Bobby is joined by 17-year MLS veteran Drew Moor on this week's episode. Fresh off his 400th appearance, Drew takes Bobby back to where things began …

Clyde Simms

October 22nd, 2021

1:06:15

Bobby Boswell speaks with his friend and former teammate Clyde Simms. 

Chase Gasper

October 4th, 2021

57:34

Minnesota United defender Chase Gasper joins the podcast this week. In the episode, Bobby gets the scoop on his collegiate career all the way up to …

Miguel Berry

September 15th, 2021

57:21

Miguel Berry joins the podcast this week and talks with Bobby about bursting onto the scene with the Columbus Crew this year. Miguel also shares what …

Jeff Attinella

August 9th, 2021

1:09:13

Portland Timbers goalkeeper Jeff Attinella joins Bobby for a conversation on his journey to the Timbers, and how he became an author and t-shirt maker off the field.

Jeff Larentowicz

July 27th, 2021

1:04:00

After 16 MLS seasons, Jeff Larentowicz announced that he was hanging up his cleats in 2021. Now, the man notorious for having no social media is back to catch Bobby up on his life after the game. The two-time MLS Cup …

Matt Turner

June 29th, 2021

51:26

Goalkeeper Matt Turner joins Bobby on the latest episode of Play by Players. Listen in to hear about Matt's journey to the league, the funny story of …

Tim Parker

April 23rd, 2021

53:29

Houston Dynamo center back Tim Parker joins Bobby Boswell this week. Tim and Bobby cover his life on and off the field, from starting his pro career in Vancouver to how he ended up on the runway in New York Fashion Week.

Zarek Valentin

April 15th, 2021

1:10:35

Zarek Valentin joins Bobby on the podcast this week. The pair cover everything from his experience growing up in Lancaster, PA to all of the best "only in MLS" stories from his career.

Diego Rubio

April 8th, 2021

51:46

Play by Players is back this week with Diego Rubio joining Bobby Boswell. Listen in as the guys discuss Diego's family of soccer players, his time in Europe and the decision to make the move to MLS.

Andrew Dykstra

January 19th, 2021

1:03:14

Bobby's former DC United teammate Andrew Dykstra joins him on the podcast this week. The pair dive into Andrew's journey through MLS and the USL, and …

Jeremy Ebobisse

December 30th, 2020

1:08:08

Play by Players is back this week as Bobby is joined by Black Players for Change (BPC) Executive Board Member Jeremy Ebobisse. Jeremy provides perspective on the Timbers' time in the bubble and the creation of BPC. …

Alecko Eskandarian

December 22nd, 2020

1:28:50

On this week's episode of Play by Players, Bobby is joined by his friend and former teammate Alecko Eskandarian. The duo cover why Alecko's high …

Jalil Anibaba

December 14th, 2020

1:00:21

There's no shortage of laughs this week as MLS veteran Jalil Anibaba joins Bobby Boswell on the podcast. Bobby and Jalil cover everything from the grainy footage of his first goal, to the 100+ pairs of shoes he has in …

Mikey Ambrose

December 7th, 2020

46:59

Bobby Boswell catches up with Mikey Ambrose on the latest episode of Play by Players. Bobby and Mikey chat about Mikey's decision to leave home at 14 to pursue soccer, the path his career has taken in MLS and how he …

Chris Mueller

November 18th, 2020

47:09

Orlando City SC's Chris Mueller joins Bobby on Play by Players this week ahead of the start of the 2020 MLS playoffs. Chris shares his journey to the pros, including the book that lead him to have a crucial mindset …

Chris Rolfe

November 10th, 2020

1:02:56

This week on Play by Players Bobby is joined by his old friend, and teammate, Chris Rolfe. Chris and Bobby take a trip down memory lane and look back …

Justin Morrow

November 3rd, 2020

45:30

Since entering the league in 2010, Justin Morrow has always had a passion for using his platform as an athlete for good. In June, Justin and more than 70 MLS players organized to create Black Players for Change. Since …

Will Bruin

October 26th, 2020

44:05

Now in his 10th MLS season, Will Bruin stops by to chat with Bobby Boswell about making his return from an injury in the middle of a very unique season. The former teammates also cover Will's time in Houston and what …

Tony Sanneh

October 19th, 2020

51:24

Two-time MLS Cup Champion Tony Sanneh joins Bobby Boswell on the podcast to discuss his decorated MLS career and his dedication to giving back. In 2003, Tony started the Sanneh Foundation with the mission of empowering …

Harry Shipp

June 26th, 2020

48:27

Harry Shipp joins the podcast this week to talk about his recent decision to hang up his cleats, his time with the PA and what comes next in his life off the field.

Mark McKenzie

May 22nd, 2020

44:18

Philadelphia Union Homegrown Mark McKenzie hops on Zoom with Bobby in the latest episode of Play by Players and earns the title of youngest podcast …

Julian Gressel

May 5th, 2020

45:47

On the latest episode of Play by Players, Bobby chats with former teammate Julian Gressel. Fresh off a trade to DC United, the midfielder joins Bobby …

Steven Lenhart

April 30th, 2020

47:01

On another Zoom edition of Play by Players, Bobby is joined by former MLS player Steven Lenhart. Lenhart, who is better known for being one half of the infamous "Bash Brothers," talks all things life after soccer and …

Walker Zimmerman

April 28th, 2020

52:29

Walker Zimmerman, or "big beautiful man" as Bobby likes to call him, joins us for Play by Players this week. Walker chats with Bobby about the …

Tommy Thompson

April 14th, 2020

45:25

Bobby Boswell is joined by Tommy Thompson via Zoom this week as the two practice responsible social distancing. Tommy lets us know more about how he was inspired to start his skills challenge to bring joy to kids during …

Nick Rimando

March 31st, 2020

53:06

Bobby talks to Nick Rimando about his many years in the MLS. They discuss breaking things around the house, acting as a role model off the field, the …

Jimmy Conrad

March 17th, 2020

1:14:07

"You were never a guy that I wanted to punch." In the latest episode of Play by Players, Bobby Boswell is joined by Jimmy Conrad. The guys cover a wide variety of topics from Conrad's MLS tenure, including how not being …

Sam Cronin

March 3rd, 2020

57:02

Sam Cronin and Bobby discuss a long career in MLS including the impact of former teammates, the experience of being traded, starring in early promo videos with Wondo, getting under David Beckham's skin and a brief …

Dax McCarty

February 18th, 2020

1:14:17

Bobby chats with Dax McCarty about the importance of the Emirates Cup, the virtues of Florida, early MLS mayhem, playing with Thierry Henry, staying on the right side of the trash talk line and representing the US at …

Michael Parkhurst

February 3rd, 2020

34:14

Bobby talks to Michael Parkhurst about his long and storied professional career. Parkhurst discusses his experience as a rookie in New England, the cast of characters he has called teammates, embracing leadership and …

Chris Wondolowski

January 21st, 2020

53:41

Bobby Boswell talks to Chris Wondolowski about the MLS experience on and off the field. In a wide ranging discussion Chris talks about record goal …

Introducing... Play By Play(ers)!

January 7th, 2020

1:21

A teaser for the MLSPA's upcoming podcast series hosted by former player Bobby Boswell.

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