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.
Previous episodes of The Nutmeg Podcast
- Episode 101: Defender Seth Sinovic (Aug. 13, 2019)
- Episode 102: Midfielder Gianluca Busio (Aug. 27, 2019)
- Episode 103: Goalkeeper Tim Melia (Sept. 10, 2019)
- Episode 104: "Kitman" Mike Flaherty (Sept. 24, 2019)
- Episode 105: Midfielder Roger Espinoza (Oct. 8, 2019)
- Episode 106: Assistant coach Kerry Zavagnin (Oct. 22, 2019)
- Episode 107: Defender Jaylin Lindsey (Nov. 5, 2019)
- Episode 108: Chief Communications Officer Rob Thomson (Nov. 19, 2019)
- Episode 109: Manager Peter Vermes - Part 1 (Dec. 3, 2019)
- Episode 110: Manager Peter Vermes - Part 2 (Dec. 17, 2019)
- Episode 111: President & CEO Jake Reid (Jan. 3, 2019)
- Episode 201: Defender Graham Zusi (Jan. 14, 2020)
- Episode 202: Goalkeeper Tim Melia and defender Cameron Duke (Jan. 29, 2020)
- Episode 203: Forward Khiry Shelton (Feb. 12, 2020)
- Episode 204: Forward Daniel Salloi (Feb. 25, 2020)
- Episode 204b: Daniel Salloi to headline The Bachelor (March 4, 2020)
- Episode 205: Veterans Matt Besler, Roger Espinoza and Graham Zusi (March 10, 2020)
- Episode 206: Manager Peter Vermes talks COVID-19 (March 20, 2020)