Born behind the iron curtain of Communism, Tim Sas and his family illegally fled Romania, relocating to Sweden while he was a teenager. Tim and his family moved to Vancouver, BC, and a short time later eventually settled in Duluth, MN Tim takes us through several experiences of what life was like living under authoritarian rule and how soccer was often a saving grace for him.
Tim is the founder and general manager of Duluth FC, a club often referred to as the Blue-Greens. We chat upcoming expectations for the 2017 NPSL season. Benefits of an open system. Soccer fan culture in the US. And halfway into the pod, Tim explains what it feels like to cherish freedom in America, and why one of his passions is building a grassroots soccer club focused on community identity.