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Lessons from Lasso — Diamond Dogs of Unity

Unity is important in football. Whether in the locker room or the board room, a unified group is what is needed to achieve the goals and aspirations that lie before a football club. But more than just football, it’s important to have a group of people around us that can celebrate our wins and comfort us in our losses, too. For Coach Ted Lasso, the “Diamond Dogs” represent a group of peers that can help Lasso see things about himself that he cannot see. We all need some “Diamond Dogs” in our lives.

Psalm 133 speaks to a group of people living in unity. Where is unity in your life? Whom can you go to in a time of trouble and need? What about in a time of joy? Today, in our Lesson from Lasso series, I share more about the importance of such a group and such a support structure.

Ted Lasso, the immensely popular streaming TV show is about to being its third season on Apple TV+ features the antics and quirky, Coach ‘Ted Lasso.’ Lasso first appeared a number of years ago as a comedic character as NBC purchased the broadcast rights to the English Premier League. Played by Jason Sudeikis, Lasso (as a coach) brings change to the difficult football (soccer) team that he has traveled overseas to coach.

In the ‘Lessons from Lasso’ series, I (Rev Brad) look at some of the different life learning points brought up in the show from a chaplain’s point of view.

From the Touchline is a short-feature (usually 10-15 min) podcast with Rev Brad Kenney, Founder and Executive Director of Soccer Chaplains United and Volunteer Chaplain to the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer.

Rev Brad and occasional guests touch on various issues around the topics of faith, family, and football (soccer).

Also, don’t forget that you can listen in our app, SoccrChapUtd, in the Apple and Google store.