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Last Word SC After Dark: USA vs. Honduras Recap On Location

March 25th, 2017

That's right folks, Last Word Soccer Club Radio is crazy and did an After Dark episode following the United States drubbing of Honduras. Daniel Sperry joins Matt Pollard on location from Avaya Stadium in San Jose, CA. 

The guys talk about the fantastic performance the US had and how much it was needed. We recap the Hexagonal standings and how the US changed from a terrible loss in Costa Rica in November to what they were against Honduras.

Dan gives his take on what the Americans did tactically. We also discuss the three headed monster that is Christan Pulisic, Clint Dempsey, and Jozy Atlidore. The guys give some kudos to Michael Bradley for doing his job well. Lastly, we talk injuries and the back line in the context of the Panama game. 

Share this pod with your casual soccer fan friend to get them psyched for USA vs. Panama next Tuesday. 

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Last Word SC Radio: Bastian Schweinsteiger, Jeff Cassar, USA vs. Honduras

March 24th, 2017

Happy International Break fam! This week on Last Word SC Radio, Robert Kerr stops by to talk about the Chicago Fire. Then Matt Pollard and Joe Hojnacki talk about USA vs. Honduras. 

Robert sits down with Matt to talk about the Bastian Schweinsteiger signing. The two discuss what this means for the club and how this changes the expectation. Robert gives his take on how the midfield will shape up with the German International along with Juninho and Dax McCarty. The boys discuss the back line and how far the Fire are in their rebuild. 

Joe jumps in in the Roud Table to talk about Real Salt Lake sacking Jeff Cassar. The guys talk about the decision and what this means for the club going forward. Then they guys preview the USA vs. Honduras match in San Jose, CA. The guys talk roster, tactics, and how the game will shape up. Lastly, we do weekend pick 'ems for a very brief weekend of MLS play. 

Share this pod with your German American friends to get them pumped for Schweisteiger joining the Men in Red!

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Raising Bulls - 21 March 2017 - Kevin Stoke

March 22nd, 2017

The 2017 USL Season is upon us, and the Raising Bulls team could not be more grateful. Finally, we have something real to talk about. It’s time for the teams to show up or shut up, and the results will start to paint the picture of the season.

 

This week, we discuss new signings and the final game of the preseason. Then we sit down with Kevin Stoke to discuss the Rampage Supporter's Group. Finally, we preview the game against Pittsburgh and give our predictions for the game and season.

Raising Bulls is a podcast dedicated to the New York Red Bulls of the USL. Each week, Joe Goldstein, Bill Twomey and Anthony Merced will be recapping the week that was. They will also be previewing each of the team’s upcoming matches and occasionally joined by guests from all levels of the NYRBII organization. If you care about the future of the New York Red Bulls, you’re listening to Raising Bulls.

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Last Word SC Radio: U.S. Soccer National Training Center And Forever Orange

March 17th, 2017

This week on Last Word SC Radio, we speak with Daniel Sperry about the U.S. Soccer National Training Center and Harrison Hamm about the Houston Dynamo. 

In the first segment Matt Pollard is joined by Dan to talk about his tour of the National Training Center in Kansas City. Dan talks about what he learned on the tour about the facility and the plans for it. The guys discuss the new 'super fields' as well as the indoor amenities to the training facility. Dan gives some details on the coaching education plans for the project. This is extremely exciting for Sporting Kansas City and American Soccer. 

Then Harrison joins the crew to talk about the Houston Dynamo. The guys discuss the new look attack and Wilmer Cabrera's coaching system. Harrison complements Alex and the rest of the midfield and gives some ideas as to why this isn't the same team as last year. The guys do discuss some concerns about the defense for the Dynamo. 

In the Round Table, Matt and Joe Hojnacki discuss the MLS teams participating in CONCACAF Champions League. FC Dallas has a chance but it doesn't look great for the Vancouver Whitecaps. They discuss the Disciplinary Committee and MLS being ant-twitter fun. Lastly, the guys talk U.S. National Team roster and do weekend pick 'ems. 

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Media Day, Jeb Brovsky, oh! and Taking Care of DC / Ep 109 / Blue City Radio

March 16th, 2017

Episode 109:

On the Thursday before the NYCFC Home Opening Game at Yankee Stadium, the club assembled a few of their players for the annual Media Day.  Mike and Jon begin the show discussing some of the key points from the day and listen to interviews from some of the guys including newcomers, Alex Ring and Rodney Wallace.

In the second segment Mike and Jon are joined by an old fan favorite, former NYCFC defender, Jeb Brovsky.  Together they discuss Jeb's time with not only NYCFC but also Montreal Impact, the opponent for this Saturday's game.

Finally, in the last segment the guys breakdown the NYCFC 4-0 victory over DC United.  They might heap the praise on pretty thick, but then again, it was a dominant performance.

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Raising Bulls 14 March 2017 - Florian Valot

March 15th, 2017

The guys recap preseason friendlies, discuss some trialists still with the team, talk about the goalkeeper situation, and how Aaron Long and Derrick Etienne have fared thus far in MLS. Florian Valot joins the show for a great interview with a fantastic player.

Raising Bulls is a podcast dedicated to the New York Red Bulls of the USL. Each week, Joe Goldstein, Bill Twomey and Anthony Merced will be recapping the week that was. They will also be previewing each of the team’s upcoming matches and occasionally joined by guests from all levels of the NYRBII organization. If you care about the future of the New York Red Bulls, you’re listening to Raising Bulls.

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Last Word SC Radio: USL President Jake Edwards, Gavin Ewbank, And The US Soccer National Anthem

March 10th, 2017

This week on Last Word Soccer Club Radio we talk with USL President Jake Edwards and Gavin Ewbank of The Mane Land. 

First Matt Pollard sits down with Gavin Ewbank to talk about Orlando City SC's brand new stadium and Sunday's win over New York City FC. Gavin talks about how amazing the new venue is and the win. The guy discuss injury concerns with Kaka and Cyle Larin both with hamstring issues. Gavin gives his take on Orlando's rebuilding of the back line. The guys also talk about the big picture and Jason Kreis's plan for City in the long term. 

In the secod block Joe Hojnacki is lucky enough to sit down with the USL President, Jake Edwards. The two discuss the USL gaining second division status. President Edwards discusses expansion, both at the USL and MLS level. He gives his hopeful vision for the future of the USL. He and Joe also discuss the future of USL stadium development. 

In the Round Table, Matt and Joe discuss U.S. Soccer's new National Anthem policy. The guys talk about the expansion teams making their debut in Major League Soccer. Lastly, we do a full weekend prediction. 

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Positive Signs From a Negative Result, Matt Reed, and DC Comes to Town / Ep 108 / Blue City Radio

March 8th, 2017

Episode 108:

When Kaka went down with the hamstring injury, NYCFC became the favorite to win this game and if nothing else, should have walked away with a point.  Enter Joe Bednick.  Sometimes a hot keeper is enough to keep a team in a game and with NYCFC's defense (and midfield; Andrea - cough, cough) providing Cyle Larin with a great opportunity, the should be's became should have been's.

Mike and Jon discuss the first game from 2017.  They also give out the first Bronx Bomber and Bronx Cheer awards of the season.  Then in the second segment welcome Matt Reed from NBC Sports Soccer on the show to get his thoughts on the game and how he thinks the Eastern Conference will flesh out.  All that and some fun MLS Fantasy talk.

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Soccer 2 the MAX: MLS Week 1 Recap, She Believes Cup, Mix Diskerud Destinations

March 6th, 2017

On this episode of Soccer 2 the MAX, finally some Major League Soccer that matters to talk about. Sean Garmer, Erik Watkins and Rachael McKriger discuss the big storylines of MLS Week 1, while also recapping the games as well.

How big is the Kaka injury? Could FC Dallas be the best team in MLS? Is the Minnesota United blowout a sign of things to come? Plus Rachael talks the return of Clint Dempsey too. The trio also talk about the latest on Mix Diskerud and if he should try to sign with another MLS team this season.

Also on this show, Rachael gives her thoughts on the US Women's National Team after the first two games of She Believes Cup. Who's stood out? What about their performance? She gets into those topics.

Then, we look at the CONCACAF Champions League Semi-Final match-ups. We give way too early predictions for the two legs. Who advances to the final? And we examine another big failure when it counts for the New York Redbulls too.

Finally, Sean and Erik discuss the impact of Soccer on television going forward, after Turner Sports won the rights to the UEFA Champions League starting in Fall 2018.

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Last Word SC Radio: Full MLS 2017 Season Preview With Ridiculous Hot Takes

March 3rd, 2017

It's here, it's finally here! The 2017 MLS season is upon us fam! Matt Pollard, Joe Hojnacki, and John Bava are here to break it all down. 

In the first segment, the guys do a full playoff prediction. We pick who we think is going to make the playoffs and who won't. We talk about why our non-playoff teams will miss out. The guys also give their playoff seeding predicitions. Spoiler alert, FC Dallas and Toronto FC might roll. 

In the second segment, the guys talk trophies and individual awards. We talk about the current CONCACAF Champions League taking place. We then pick our Supporter's Shield, U.S. Open Cup, and MLS Cup champions. Then the guys roll through individual awards. 

In the Round Table, we make absolute fools of ourselves. We pick serious upsets for the U.S. Open Cup. Matt has Cozmo driving a taco truck around the StubHub Center. Joe has Wayne Rooney coming to MLS in the summer and killing it. And John's got a bold personnel prediction. 

Share this pod with your office friends to get them excited for the first Super Soccer Sunday of the MLS season!

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