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Last Word SC: Video Assistant Referees And Goalkeeper of the Year With Joe Goldstein

August 19th, 2016

On this week's episode of Last Word SC, Matt sits down with or colleague and good friend Joe Goldstein. The guys discuss last weekend's New York Red Bulls II match in which Video Assistant Referees (VAR) was used for the first time in USL! Joe gives his take on the technology, how it changed the game, and how it was received. The guys spitball some ideas for how the technology could be altered and implemented league wide from USL to MLS.

In the round table Matt and Joe celebrate MLS Goalkeeper Week by breaking down the current race for Goalkeeper of the Year. Matt even gives his theory about the good vibes voodoo Andre Blake must be getting from Usain Bolt that has him playing on such a high level.

The guys break down the standings and talk about who they think is going to make the playoffs in each conference. To close out the show, we do predictions for the full weekend of MLS games. 

Don't share this podcast with your D.C. United friend cause Joe makes fun of them. Or do share this podcast with your D.C. United friend just because Joe makes fun of them. 
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Last Word SC: Olympic Disappointment, CCL, And Referees

August 13th, 2016

On this episode of Last Word SC Matt and Joe break down the shock that was the USWNT losing in the opening knock out round of the Olympics. We lament the loss, but try to make sense of why expectations were a wee bit overblown for our American Ladies. 

Then the boys talk about U.S. Open Cup drama and Matt admits that the refs were totally biased in last weekend's game between LA and RBNY. 

Joe gives us an update on the CCL Group stage and how the Portland Timbers are going to navigate their schedule. The boys also break down Group C (the one with Sporting KC AND Vancouver Whitecaps). 

Lastly, Matt and Joe come up with some creative ideas to improve officiating in American Soccer and do predictions for the weekend matches. 

Share this show with your Euro Snob friend when he complains about how terrible EPL refs are. 
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Last Word SC: Philadelphia Union Loading Up and Sporting Back On Track

August 5th, 2016

On this week's episode of Last Word SC, Matt Pollard sits down with our very own Philadelphia Union beat writer, Matt McCarthy. The Matts talk all things Alejandro Bedoya: why he came back, why the Union are the perfect fit, and how he's the No. 8 the Union's 4-2-3-1 needs. They also discuss a few of the other trades Philly has made, the youth movement, and Matt M. waxes poetic about Earnie "The Orchestrater" Stewart. 

In the second segment Matt is joined by Steve Brisendine of MLSSoccer.com to talk about Sporting KC getting back into their groove. Steve shares some thoughts from Benny Feilhaber about how the club has turned things around and used their depth. We get an update on Matt Besler's recovery and the nonsense that is the Dom Dwyer to Greece rumor. Steve then gives his take on SKC's tough CCL draw and what it will take for them to advance and still make the MLS Cup playoffs.

In the round table, Matt goes solo asking the question "is D.C. United going to be fun now?" Matt also gives a little preview of the Olympics and why he's a little burned out from this Super Summer of Soccer. 

This is a jam packed show. Share it with your friend from Philly, then go stuff your face with a Philly Cheese steak. Or some burnt ends from Oklahoma Joe's. Or whatever new fad diet those nonexistent LAFC fans have come up with in the last 5 minutes.
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Last Word SC: #SigiOut?, Jason Kreis, Americans Abroad, and Colorado v. Dallas

July 22nd, 2016

Last Word SC is baaaaaaaaack! Matt and Ty sit down for a jam packed show to make up for them being busy with stupid non-soccer related stuff (seriously guys, get your priorities in order). 

They talk about Seattle's tailspin, what went wrong, and what that means for Sigi Schmid's future with the club. The lads then discuss Jason Kreis taking over as Orlando City's head coach and how he'll mold them. Ty then goes off on how the young Americans Abroad are back and ready to make some noise once the European leagues kick off. 

Finally, Matt and Ty do a full breakdown of the clash between Colorado Rapids and FC Dallas and make weekend predictions. 

Tired of all the hoopla about the RNC this week and upcoming DNC? Take a break and listen to two crazy dudes who actually know what they're talking about (kinda sorta, really, but not really). 
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Treble Radio Promotion Preview: Middlesbrough

June 15th, 2016

This week, Treble Radio kicks off it's summer Premier League promotion previews as we talk to Chris Stuttard about Middlesbrough. Chris tells us all about Middlesbrough's season which saw them promoted back to the Premier League after an extended absence, gives us a preview of what we can expect to see from Aitor Karanka's side, tells us where Boro need to strengthen this summer, and gives his hopes for the upcoming season. 

Then, we turn our attention to Copa America and EURO 2016. We hit on the big stories of Copa America, including the United States winning their group, Brazil getting eliminated, and Dunga getting sacked. Will England figure out who they are in time to do something at EURO? Do Italy have enough to make a run? What's wrong with Belgium? We answer all those questions and more in this week's Treble Radio. 
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Last Word SC: USL, US Open Cup, and Copa America Centenario

June 3rd, 2016

Joe Hojnacki and Alec Rivera talk with Chad Hollingsworth of The USL Show and Scratching the Pitch about FC Cincinnati, John Harkes, the USL's growing rivalry with the NASL, and the US Open Cup. They also discuss MLS action and the U.S. Men's National Team as they head into their opening game of the Copa America Centenario.

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LWSC Lost Episodes (Evan Bush & JJ Devaney)

May 7th, 2016

Matt Pollard talks with Evan Bush (Montreal Impact GK) and JJ Devaney (ESPN Radio).

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#bennyball Radio: Episode 7

May 5th, 2016

Alec and Greg talk D.C. United 1-1 draw at the Chicago Fire and preview the upcoming home match against New York City FC. They also cover transfer rumors, with European clubs starting to put in offers for D.C. United's young center back Steve Birnbaum, a potential USMNT star in-the-making.

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LWSC Lost Episodes: MLS Cup 2015

May 1st, 2016

Matt and Tyler break down MLS Cup 2016 after the Portland Timbers win Cascadia's first MLS Cup over the Columbus Crew 2-1 at Mapfre Stadium.

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#bennyball Radio: Episode 6

April 21st, 2016

Alec and Chris bring you a special edition of #bennyball Radio with #ashtonball. Ben Olsen has been suspended for one game following an attempt to retrieve a loose ball from the field during the run of play in D.C. United's 1-0 loss to Toronto FC on April 16th 2016. The gentlemen break down the loss, as well as the implications of the week's events, leading up to a pivotal Eastern Conference showdown with the New England Revolution.

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