The second episode of Cal South’s great new soccer podcast, “The Bear and the Ball,” has just been released.

Host Nick Webster – Cal South’s Vice-President of Adult Soccer, as well as a former FOX/EPL broadcaster – talks at length with Cal South State Referee Administrator Juan Guzman Jr. about his career as a referee and what it was like to referee a professional match with Neymar on the field. They also talk about upcoming developments within the Cal South Referee Program, the new Capelli Sport Online Referee Store, the Cal South Referee Respect campaign initiative, and the referee shortage in both Southern California and the country in the wake of the pandemic. Don’t miss Nick’s recounting of a lightning-stopped U.S. Open cup match involving Guzman and Cal South alumnus Eric Wynalda!

Other points of discussion are:

  • the recently announced contest to name Cal South’s proposed new league in the San Diego area, where the winning entry will win $500 worth of Cal South-branded Nike gear;
  • the Adult 7v7 Festival at Kern County Soccer Park on November 20-21;
  • and District 5’s upcoming recreational tournaments.

Join us for 43+ minutes of fun and informative soccer talk!