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Last Word SC Radio: CCL Sadness, CONCACAF Combined World Cup Bid, And MLS News

April 7th, 2017

Happy April listeners! This week on Last Word SC Radio, Matt Pollard does a solo hodgepodge episode. Let's get to it. 

First Matt reviews the week of CONCACAF Champions Leauge action. Matt recaps FC Dallas's loss at Pachuca and what went wrong in the final 15 minutes for them. He gives his take on how Vancouver Whitecaps never really had a chance in CCL. Matt also gives some ideas for how MLS can continue to inch closer to beating Liga MX teams and finally winning CCL. 

Then Matt talked about the rumored combined World Cup bid between Mexico, the United States, and Canada. He does a full recap of the blockbust trade between the Colorado Rapids and Minnesota United FC. We finish off by talking about Bastian Schweinsteiger's first game and doing a full Weekend Pick 'Em. 

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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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Soccer 2 the MAX: MLS Season Predictions 2017, Brek Shea Trade

February 27th, 2017

On this episode of Soccer 2 the MAX, we are one week away from the start of the Major League Soccer 2017 season. Sean Garmer, Erik Watkins and Rachael McKriger finish up their Team Previews and give their complete Western and Eastern Conference predictions. Not to mention, their playoff brackets and who wins MLS Cup 2017 as well.

The final seven teams covered in the team previews are:

Atlanta United, Minnesota United, Real Salt Lake, Vancouver Whitecaps, Portland Timbers, Sporting Kansas City and NYCFC.

Rachael and Erik discuss the impact of the Brek Shea for Giles Barnes trade for both teams, Thoughts on the CONCACAF Champions League 2017 results. The US U-20's World Cup Qualifying gets tough. Plus more.

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Last Word SC: CCL Fever, John Harkes, MLS Fantasy, And VAR

February 24th, 2017

One. More. Week. Fam. This week on Last Word Soccer Club Radio, we're talking all things CONCACAF Champions League. 

In the first segment, Matt Pollard is joined by Michael Walker to talk about FC Dallas stomping Arabe Unido. We talk about how Dallas got off to such a great start in the first leg and preview their season sans Mauro Diaz. Mike also covers FC Cinncinati, so we talk John Harkes getting dismissed from the club. Mike talks about what went down and the lads both do some speculation. 

Then Joe Goldstein stops by to talk about the 1-1 draw between the New York Red Bulls and the Vancounver Whitecaps. Joe gives his take on how the first game of the 4-2-2-2 went for the Bulls as well as who stood out. The two talk about how this season is going to be different for New York and what they expect in leg two. 

In the Round Table, Blayne Riffle stops by to talk about MLS Fantasy. Blayne and Matt talk about the rule changes and what they're excited about for the season. Then the guys put on their MLS Fashion hats and talk about some new jerseys. Lastly, the guys talk about VAR and a sad end to Sutton United's FA Cup run.

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