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.
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.
February 11th, 2016
There are some apparent ground breaking premier league stories this week, and we dive right into them.
What is up with this Jose Mourinho taking the Manchester United job this summer business? Would this be a good deal or bad deal? Is it really necessary to sack Louis van Gaal?
Pep Guardiola if officially going to Manchester City. We all know that, but what does it mean for City players? Really, how great would a Manchester derby be?
Liverpool and ownership made headlines by freezing ticket prices after a massive fan protest, and they aren't the only club to do so. Ticket prices aside, there are still other problems at the club.
With the league officially dropping the "Barclays," they've unveiled their new logo. Was it necessary? How controversial is it?
Top of the table teams clash this weekend and we start previews with Leicester and Arsenal. Can Leicester increase their lead? Can Tottenham pull a Leicester and rip Man City's defense apart? Just how scrappy will the Crystal Palace and Watford match-up be? The bottom of the table bash of Chelsea and Newcastle rounds out our show this week. Who will come out on top?
February 5th, 2016
Kurt Larson of the Toronto Sun, University of South Carolina professor Mark Nagel, and Caribbean soccer expert Nathan Carr join Matt, Ty, and Alec on this episode of Last Word SC Radio. We also break down some MLS drama, a US Soccer lawsuit, and some USMNT action!