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John Kerr Interview: Questions Please

john kerr John Kerr Interview: Questions Please

John Kerr, the first American ever to play in the top division in England, will be the guest in a future episode of the EPL Talk Podcast, the only Premier League interview show on the Internet.

Kerr is a trailblazer in the history of American soccer. He made his debut for Portsmouth in 1987, five years before the Premier League began and three years before John Harkes signed with Sheffield Wednesday. While in England, Kerr also played for Peterborough, Wycombe, Millwall and Walsall.

Kerr, son of NASL player John Kerr Sr., earned sixteen caps for the U.S. national team and also played at Dallas Burn and New England Revolution as well as several other clubs. He is now the head coach of the Duke University soccer team.

If you have any questions you’d like to ask John Kerr, please post them here and we’ll select the best questions to ask on-air to John.

As far as future episodes of the EPL Talk Podcast, we listened to your advice and will feature Gary Pallister on a future episode.

In the meantime, be sure to subscribe to the EPL Talk Podcast via iTunes so you don’t miss a single episode including the upcoming interviews with Martin Tyler and John Kerr.

If you also follow Major League Soccer, be sure to listen to Major League Soccer Talk’s first episode of the 2009 season which features Kartik Krishnaiyer having a discussion with DuNord Futbol’s Bruce McGuire about the U.S. National Team, MLS and USL.

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8 Responses to John Kerr Interview: Questions Please

  1. TomB says:

    Is there anyplace on the web that has a comprehensive review of current and former Americans playing in the UK?

    I try to keep track of them but it isn't easy

  2. NJ says:

    Where does US Soccer need the most help/work?

  3. TomB says:

    I'd say forward. I don't have a lot of faith in Donovan, Adu, et. al.

  4. AtlantaPompey says:

    Have him tell his story of how he ended up at Pompey and what it was like to play briefly for them. Also, ask him if he still has any contacts with the club and what he thinks of Pompey's current situation.

  5. john says:

    I would like to ask him about his career prior to joining Portsmouth. I know for a fact that the NASL disbanded somewhere in 1984/85.

  6. Bishopville Red says:

    Ask him why he played for the USA when is dad born in Scotland, and played for Canada, and he was born in Canada.

    Why not play for Canada?
    He did play in the CSL for the Hamilton Steelers – did that league ever have a chance?

    SB

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  8. D.S. says:

    What are your (Kerr’s) views on how young American players should think about and approach a soccer career? There’s soccer, there’s college, then there’s college soccer, and for the gifted few, a professional career. As a college coach, what are some good soccer habits you would like to see in young players (u12-u18)? And finally, do you think that NCAA style soccer (short seasons, large number of substitutions, a clock that stops) might actually end up hurting the development of elite soccer players?

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