Beats & Rhymes FC

Clayton Donaldson interview: Blues marksman lets the rhythm hit ‘em

Photo: Roy Smiljanic/bcfc.com

Photo: Roy Smiljanic/bcfc.com

 

In his first season at Championship level, striker Clayton Donaldson has led Birmingham City in the scoring stakes and made his presence felt, but perhaps not everyone is familiar with the various depths to the number nine’s character, including a lifelong bond with music. Read more →

Olivia Schough interview: Golden goals and the sweet Swedish serenade

Photo: Eskilstuna United DFF

Photo: Eskilstuna United DFF

 

Back in her homeland with Eskilstuna United DFF after spells in Russia and Germany, Sweden international Olivia Schough has the opportunity to ignite her form ahead of the upcoming FIFA Women’s World Cup, with a little time to melodically soothe her compatriots along the way too of course. Read more →

Matt Besler interview: Caught in a jam – The crowd-rockin’ throwbacks for U.S. defender

Photo: Mike Gunnoe / Courtesy of Sporting Kansas City

Photo: Mike Gunnoe / Courtesy of Sporting Kansas City

 

On his way from the Overland Park kid to Major League Soccer champion and FIFA World Cup starter, Sporting Kansas City captain Matt Besler’s composure has served him well, but there was a time when the track was a whole lot more hectic for the defender. Read more →

Amobi Okugo interview: ‘The City Beautiful’ and the beat fresh – Orlando’s number five for the ones and twos

Photo courtesy of Orlando City SC

Photo courtesy of Orlando City SC

 

Heading into their inaugural Major League Soccer season, Orlando City SC have acquired a genuine asset in midfielder Amobi Okugo, with the 23-year-old possessing experience of the league, ambassadorial qualities, as well as a readiness to step in if ever he should be needed for some pre-game pace-setting. Read more →

Steve Howard interview: The target man who had the tracks to the top

Photo: Will Johnston / courtesy of Leicester Mercury

Photo: Will Johnston / courtesy of Leicester Mercury

 

Former striker Steve Howard enjoyed multiple promotions in his career but winning the Championship play-offs with Derby County in 2007 took him to the big time, and it wasn’t just the goals that the ex-Leicester City and Luton Town favourite was responsible for that season. Read more →