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Last Word SC Radio: MLS Cup Conference Finals Preview And SO MUCH NEWS

November 18th, 2017

What's up internet? Today on Last Word SC Radio, Matt and Dan sit down to do a full preview of the MLS Cup Conference Finals. We also talk a bunch of off-season news from MLS, U.S. Soccer, the USL and the NASL. 


Last Word SC Radio: MLS Cup Conference Semifinals Recap

November 7th, 2017

What's up Internet? Today on Last Word SC Radio, we're talking all things MLS Cup Playoffs. 

In the first segment, we recap the second leg matches of the MLS Cup Conference Semifinals. The guys break down what went wrong for Vancouver Whitecaps FC as Clint Dempsey went off. We discuss what the New York teams have to do now that their seasons went wrong as well as how Toronto FC has been surviving but not thriving. We then talk about how Houston Dynamo and Columbus Crew SC got it done. 

In the Round Table, we talk about what each of the final four teams needs to do during the International Break. We finish off with some rapid fire topics and some brief and unofficial LWSC Radio MLS Cup Conference Finals predictions. 


Last Word SC Radio: MLS Cup Playoffs Semifinals Leg One Updates

November 2nd, 2017

What's up Internet? Today on Last Word SC Radio, we've got the full squad in to talk some MLS Cup Playoffs Semifinals.

First we recap what happened in the various Leg 1 games from Sunday to Tuesday. We talk about the boring 0-0 Western Conference games. We discuss Columbus Crew SC's big 4-1 win at home against a 10-man New York City FC team. The guys also chat about Toronto FC getting a 2-1 win at Red Bull Arena despite the colorful language.

In segment two, we preview the Leg 2 games. We discuss whether New York Red Bulls and NYCFC have any chance of advancing with their first leg deficits. The guys discuss what Seattle Sounders FC, Portland Timbers, Vancouver Whitecaps FC, and Houston Dynamo need to do to advance.

Then in the Round Table, we've got some rapid fire topics and we make our final predictions for the Conference Semifinals.


Last Word SC Radio: MLS Cup Playoff Conference Semifinals Preview

October 28th, 2017

What's up Internet? Today on Last Word SC Radio, we're talking all things MLS Cup Playoff Conference Semifinals. 

The whole gang is on the podcast for this one. We start with full recaps and reactions to the Knockout round games that happened midweek. Then we break down the Eastern Conference and Western Conference match ups for the next round. The guys give takes from the perspectives of both teams as well as predict what could be the x-factor for the series. 

Then in the Round Table, we do rapid fire topics and make predictions for who will be in the Conference Finals!


Last Word SC Radio: MLS Thursday Knockout Round Preview With Steve Brisendine And Ralph Schudel

October 24th, 2017

What's up Internet? Today on Last Word SC Radio, we finish our preview of the MLS Cup Playoff Knockout Round games. Steve Brisendine of and Ralph Schudel from Massive Report are here to help. 

First, Steve joins Matt to talk about Sporting KC. He gives us some updates on Tim Melia and where the legs are for Sporting. We discuss what they're doing well and what the attack needs to do at Houston Dynamo. Then Ralph stops by to talk all things Columbus Crew SC. The guys talk about the Crew's unbeaten streak, Federico Higuian's bounce-back season, and the workman like back four. Ralph gives some perspective on the #SaveTheCrew movement. 

If you need to fully prepare for the MLS Thursday knockout round games, this is the episode for you. 


Last Word SC Radio: MLS Wednesday Wildcard Preview With Joe Goldstein and Joel Soria

October 24th, 2017

What's up Internet? Today on Last Word SC Radio, we're talking MLS Cup Wildcard games.

In segment one, our good friend Joe Goldstein from Seeing Red stops by to talk New York Red Bulls. We discuss how RBNY finished up the season knowing they'd be the six seed. We discuss tactis and who Joe thinks needs to step up should Bradley Wright-Philips and Sacha Kljestian get cancelled out. The guys discuss how the defense will handle the Golden Boot winning Nemanja Nikolic. Joe ends with some pretty typical 'Oh So Metro' pesimism.

Then we have a San Jose Earthquakes super pod with Joel Soria. Matt and Dan talk about how the Quakes finally qualified for the playoffs for the first time since 2012. The guys discuss how the defense has come together and whether they're #TeamBingham or #TeamTarbell. Joel provides insight on San Jose's four headed attack and how they can play against Vancouver Whitecaps FC. We end the show with some epic hot takes.


Last Word SC Radio: USMNT vs Panama Preview And Nashville MLS Expansion News

October 6th, 2017

What's up Internet? This week on Last Word SC Radio, the four fellas are here to talk World Cup Qualifying and MLS Expansion news.

We begin with a full break down of the United States Men's National Team taking on Panama. We discuss the stakes of the game and what the U.S. needs to do to get a win. Dan gives his take on the central playmaker role. The guys finish off discussing about how big this game is in the context of the greater American Soccer history. 

Then we talk about #MLS2Nashville. We recap the news of the supposed expansion bid and the stadium news. Everyone talks about the different pros and cons to Nashville as an expansion city. We finish off with some predictions for which cities will join Major League Soccer. 

In the Round Table, we do a full rapid fire of the week's other big talking points. We discuss who could win the 2017 Golden Boot and make predictions on the USMNT vs Panama game. 


Last Word SC Radio: Interview Special With Steve Bernasconi Of The Soccer Tour

August 14th, 2017

What's up Internet? Today on Last Word SC Radio, we're changing this up from our normal show. Matt Pollard sits down with Steve Bernasconi of The Soccer Tour for an interview pod special. 

Steve has embarked on a season-long soccer roadtrip across North America. He will be attending at least one home game for every MLS team and a bunch of lower division and womens games. We caught up with Steve after 12 days in Colorado, his first soccer stop in the Mountain Time Zone. 

We talk about how he came up with the idea for The Soccer Tour and how he planned it out. He explains some roadtrip, Starbucks, and 'Urban Camping' hacks to his journey. We discuss how he goes from stop to stop, how he gets by without 24/7 access to Wifi, and couch crashing with members of the Soccer Community. Steve goes in depth on how he's been embraced by the Soccer Community, how he's experienced the grass roots movement The Soccer Tour has attracted, and what he hopes to get out of it in the end. 

The guys talk about the journey so far, his Colorado Experience, and what thinks of the current state of the Colorado Rapids, Denver, and the C38 Supporters Group experience. 

We then go into some rapid fire stats questions to get a sense of how big his adventure is. We then have some fun with some 'Mid-Tour Awards.' (As of recording, these awards have not been officially endorsed by The Soccer Tour). 

Enjoy the conversation and find out where you can learn more about Steve's journey and how you can get involved. 


Last Word SC Radio: MLS Transfer Window Super Pod

August 11th, 2017

What's up Internt? This week on Last Word SC Radio Matt, Dan, and Robert do a full recap of the insane MLS Transfer Window week. 

We start off by talking about the late blockbuster moves MLS teams made. We talk about Paul Arriola's move to D.C. United and the shenanigans that happend through it. We talk about the Colorado Rapids and Orlando City SC shaking it up in the Dillon Powers trade. We finish off talking about Carlos Vela becoming the first DP in Los Angeles FC history. 

In the second segment, we focus on the bigger picture. Seattle Sounders, Orlando, and the San Jose Earthquakes all made several moves during the window. We talk about the moves they made, where they improved, and what it means for their playoff hopes. 

In the Round Table, we do a rapid fire round of transfer news reactions. We talk about Sporting KC getting a big win in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. We finish the pod off with some MLS Weekend Pick 'Ems. 


Soccer 2 the MAX: Sporting KC Win in Penalties, MLS Transfer Deadline, Carlos Vela to LAFC

August 10th, 2017

On this episode of Soccer 2 the MAX, Sean Garmer, Erik Watkins and Rachael McKriger analyze the U.S. Open Cup Semi-Final between Sporting KC and the San Jose Earthquakes. Should MLS go the way of Europe and adopt the ABBA Penalties? Are Sporting KC now the team to beat in the Open Cup Final? Or are they lacking a little something?

Then, the crew goes through the transfers that just crossed the deadline. Specifically looking at the three big moves D.C. United made, and why Erik feels they weren't the right ones. Orlando possibly could make another move. Carlos Vela becomes the first signing for LAFC, but Sean wonders why Mexico is upset he didn't sign with a Liga MX club. Plus, even more on what each team did at the deadline.

Finally, the trio end the show by discussing the Orlando Pride's 3-0 win. Alex Morgan scores once again, and should Ashlyn Harris be starting at Goalkeeper when she returns? Rachael doesn't think so.