The Scuffed Soccer Podcast | USMNT, Yanks Abroad, MLS, futbol in America

Episode 81: Interview with Eric Quill, head coach of North Texas SC

Episode Summary

FC Dallas has arguably the best academy in Major League Soccer. Four players who came through its doors were on the 21-man U.S. roster at the U20 World Cup in Poland. The national teams at younger age groups are peppered with Dallas kids. And now those kids are getting professional minutes at the ages of 16 and 17 with North Texas SC, the franchise's gateway to MLS first team minutes. The coach of that team, which is 7-1-2 in USL League One, is Eric Quill, the guy who identified Chris Richards from near Birmingham, Alabama, recruited him to Texans SC, and took that team to a national title in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy playoffs in 2017. He just won USL League One coach of the month, and he joined the podcast for a wide-ranging conversation on everything from the training schedule in Frisco to Nico Carrera’s confidence and whether Dante Sealy has the sauce.

Episode Notes

FC Dallas has arguably the best academy in Major League Soccer. Four players who came through its doors were on the 21-man U.S. roster at the U20 World Cup in Poland. The national teams at younger age groups are peppered with Dallas kids. And now those kids are getting professional minutes at the ages of 16 and 17 with North Texas SC, the franchise's gateway to MLS first team minutes. The coach of that team, which is 7-1-2 in USL League One, is Eric Quill, the guy who identified Chris Richards from near Birmingham, Alabama, recruited him to Texans SC, and took that team to a national title in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy playoffs in 2017. He joined the podcast for a wide-ranging conversation on everything from the training schedule in Frisco to Nico Carrera’s confidence and whether Dante Sealy has the sauce.