In the latest episode of our weekly interview series, Mike Gastineau is our guest. Gastineau recently published a book about the Seattle Sounders entitled Sounders FC: Authentic Masterpiece: The Inside Story of the Best Franchise Launch in American Sports History.

During the interview, Gastineau discusses what made Seattle (and the north west) such a success in MLS. And how a money-losing club rocketed from the ranks of the minor leagues to Major League Soccer, drawing sell-outs and regularly topping 50,000 fans per match.

Gastineau is also a regular contributor to Pearl Jam Radio on Sirius XM radio.

Hosted by Kartik Krishnaiyer, Voices Of Soccer is our weekly program that will feature exclusive interviews with remarkable people from the world of soccer. In addition to Voices of Soccer, World Soccer Talk recently launched This Week In Soccer, a weekly discussion show — and Press ‘A’ To Shoot, a weekly show focused on soccer video games, computer games and Fantasy Premier League. Plus, the EPL Talk Podcast from World Soccer Talk is released every Sunday night, which offers insight and analysis on the world’s most popular sports league.

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