US soccer post-World Cup, ChatGPT and the growth of DTC


In this edition of the Sports Loft Podcast, host Yanni Andreopoulos is joined by Daniel Kirschner, the president, CEO and co-founder of Greenfly, and Nick Goggans, the co-founder and CEO of Pumpjack Dataworks. Making his debut on the pod is Pete Burns, VP of Commercial Strategy at Deltatre.

This year's World Cup might be about to reach its crescendo, but at Sports Loft we're already looking ahead. With an eye on the competition visiting North America in 2026, our panel discuss what’s next for US soccer – with its blossoming club scene, a major Apple streaming deal and European clubs capturing the imaginations of younger supporters.

Our guests also discuss whether the launch of ChatGPT marks the true beginning of the Age of AI, and whether the proliferation of direct-to-consumer sports products is a sign of a new level of adoption among consumers.

In this episode we reference:

Nick Goggans

Nick is the co-founder and CEO of Pumpjack and has over 12 years experience through operating and investing in analytics businesses in Sports and Entertainment.

Daniel Kirschner

Daniel is the Co-Founder and CEO of Greenfly and has previously held positions as; President of the Harvard Law Review and Head of Corporate Affairs at Activision Blizzard.

Pete Burns

Pete works with leading rights holders to develop their strategies for growing their own DTC business.