March 29th, 2017
On this first mid-week Soccer 2 the MAX, Sean Garmer and Erik Watkins discuss the USA vs. Panama game right after it ended.
The guys breakdown the game. Who stood out? How great is Christian Pulisic? Are they happy with the draw? What about the overall play on the pitch? They discuss it all.
Shortly after the game, Real Salt Lake announced that they expect to name their coach on Wednesday. Reports are already out stating that it's going to be former New York Redbulls manager, Mike Petke. Sean and Erik give their opinions on the decision.
Finally, they give thoughts and predictions on the rest of the MLS Week 4 slate happening on the weekend.
March 27th, 2017
On this episode of Soccer 2 the MAX, Sean Garmer, Erik Watkins and Rachael McKriger look back at the United States Men's National Team's 6-0 victory of Honduras in their World Cup Qualifier. The crew breakdown the game. Assess some of the standout performances and look ahead to the game against Panama on Tuesday as well.
After that, the guys examine the small Major League Soccer slate from Saturday. Are the New England Revolution going to start rolling after notching their first win of the season? Can Minnesota United doing anything to stop their glut of allowing goals? How seriously do we need to start taking the Columbus Crew? Plus, did Real Salt Lake make the right decision in firing Jeff Cassar?
Finally, Sean, Erk and Rachael discuss the big signing by the Chicago Fire of Bastian Schweinsteiger. Is he the missing ingredient in the midfield? Or is he going to make things a little too crowded?
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.
September 30th, 2016
Happy fall internet! This week on Last Word SC Radio, we talk to Mark Turner of the Back Chat Show and Joe Goldstein of Raising Bulls in a full break down of the USL Playoffs.
First, Matt Pollard sits down with Mark Turner to talk about the Colorado Springs Switchbacks. Mark discussed a disappointing end to the season and how the Switchbacks will turn it around against Vancouver Whitecaps II. The two discuss the rest of the USL field and why they think OKC Energy FC could upset RGVFC Toros. Then Mark gives his predictions for the weekend's match.
In segment two, Joe Goldstein jumps on to talk about the Baby Bulls and how they won the lamely names USL equivalent of the Supporter's Shield. The USL Regular Season Championship. Seriously guys, get your branding together. Who do you think you are, the NASL? Lolz. Joe breaks down what Red Bulls II will do against Orlando City B. The two discuss home field advantage and why the Rochester Rhinos could be the team to beat in the east. Lastly, the lads give their take on the USL deciding to use a bid process to determine who hosts the USL final, rather than having the team with the better record host.
In the round table Matt and Joe get all sad about Clint Dempsey's irregular heart beat. They discuss how it will impact the Seattle Sounders and their playoff hopes. They also discuss how this could impact the U.S. Men's National Team in the Hexagonal. Lastly, the two spit out some hot takes on who's missing the playoffs in MLS and do some weekend previews.
Share this episode with your USL frenimies as you talk smack over who's going to win in the playoffs. Or just do some Last Word SC and chill. It's your life. You be you. We don't judge.