Johnny Russell fist pump - Sporting KC vs. Houston Dynamo - Aug. 31, 2019

The Nutmeg Podcast: Johnny Russell talks 2020 season, pranks and more

A new episode of The Nutmeg Podcast debuted this week as 610 Sports Radio host Josh Klingler caught up with Sporting Kansas City forward and fan favorite Johnny Russell.

A 29-year-old Scottish international with over a dozen years of professional experience, Russell has hit the ground running in Major League Soccer as one of Sporting Kansas City's most influential players over the last two seasons. In 2018, he became the fourth member of the club to record double-digit goals and assists in a single regular season. Last year, he nearly replicated the feat with nine goals and nine assists as the team's offensive MVP.

Prior to his arrival in Kansas City, however, Russell had established himself as an attack-minded workhorse in England and his native Scotland. What promoted his move to the United States? And what are some of the stories behind the many pranks he plays on his Sporting teammates? Listen to the newest episode for all of that and more.

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