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Soccer 2 the MAX: Clint Dempsey Scores Hat Trick, MLS Week 4 Recap, Bastian Scheinsteiger Arrives

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?

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Raising Bulls 22 February 2017 - Austin Fido/Media Day

February 22nd, 2017

This week, the guys talk about actual games! Preseason is in full gear, and RBII are reaping the rewards of the senior team's participation in CCL. Then Austin Fido joins us for a discussion about covering the team. Next, the players from the USL Champions who have graduated to the senior team, share their thoughts heading into the season from media day. We finish up discussing the important pieces leaving RBII and some of the players coming in to ease the burden.

Raising Bulls is a podcast dedicated to the New York Red Bulls of the USL. Each week, Joe Goldstein, Bill Twomey and Anthony Merced will be recapping the week that was. They will also be previewing each of the team’s upcoming matches and occasionally  joined by guests from all levels of the NYRBII organization. If you care about the future of the New York Red Bulls, you’re listening to Raising Bulls.

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Raising Bulls - 04 October 2016 - Bob Lilley

October 5th, 2016

This week, the guys breakdown a huge 4-0 win by NYRBII in the first round of the USL Playoffs over Orlando City B. Then Rochester Rhinos Bob Lilley talks the NY rivalry and how he keeps the Rhinos clicking year over year. Finally we finish up with a preview of this weekend's game against the aforementioned Rhinos.

Raising Bulls is a podcast dedicated to the New York Red Bulls of the USL. Each week, Joe Goldstein, Bill Twomey and Anthony Merced will be recapping the week that was. They will also be previewing each of the team’s upcoming matches. They will also be joined by guests each week from all levels of the NYRBII organization. If you care about the future of the New York Red Bulls, you’re listening to Raising Bulls.
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Raising Bulls - 28 September 2016 - THE EPISODE 20 SPECTACULAR

September 28th, 2016

Raising Bulls 20th episode is jam packed with soccer news and reviews. First the guys discuss a momentum carrying win over the Charleston Battery. Then they preview the first round of the playoffs against Orlando City B. Next up is a full Eastern preview and breakdown. See who we predict will win it all. For the 20th episode, Joe quizzes Anthony and Bill on Red Bull II trivia for a bucket of popcorn. They've got end of season awards to hand out, USL rules to discuss, and a pondering about NASL. Lastly, Anthony pays up on the bet.

Raising Bulls is a podcast dedicated to the New York Red Bulls of the USL. Each week, Joe Goldstein, Bill Twomey and Anthony Merced will be recapping the week that was. They will also be previewing each of the team’s upcoming matches. They will also be joined by guests each week from all levels of the NYRBII organization. If you care about the future of the New York Red Bulls, you’re listening to Raising Bulls.
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Raising Bulls - 20 September 2016 - Kevin Drastura

September 21st, 2016

This week the guys talk about the big win over FC Montreal at RBA Saturday. Then we hear from John Wolyniec post game, and talk to Kevin Drastura for a round table. They finish up with a preview of Charleston Battery.

Raising Bulls is a podcast dedicated to the New York Red Bulls of the USL. Each week, Joe Goldstein, Bill Twomey and Anthony Merced will be recapping the week that was. They will also be previewing each of the team’s upcoming matches. They will also be joined by guests each week from all levels of the NYRBII organization. If you care about the future of the New York Red Bulls, you’re listening to Raising Bulls.
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Last Word SC: Chicago Fire with Guillermo Rivera and Sounders Making Noise

August 26th, 2016

It's our two year anniversary! Our first ever podcast was on August 23, 2014. Somebody get us a toddler safe piece of cake!

On this episode of Last Word SC Radio, Matt sits down with two guests to talk about underdog uprisings in Major League Soccer. In segment one, we have Guillermo Rivera of Fire Confidential on to talk all things Chicago Fire. They talk about the relief of getting a road win and the direction the club is going for the future. Guillermo promptly squashes Matt's hype train of #FireMakeThePlayoffs2016. They do talk about youth development and possible DP signings. Bastian Schweinsteiger as a box-to-box midfielder? 

In segment two, Matt brings back an old friend and former co-host, Roger Cleaves. Matt and Rog break down what's been cooking up in Seattle and how Nicholas Lodero has revolutionized the Sounders. They boys talk Cascadia and Ozzie Alonso being a bull in a China Shop. Lastly, Rog gives his take on what the Sounders must do to make the playoffs.

In the Round Table, Matt goes solo to talk about Hope Solo and Richard Chaplow getting suspended for saying bad things. 

This episode is jammed packed with good stuff. Enjoy it with some Friday Tacos while you troll your Montreal Impact fan coworker about their loss to Chicago at home.
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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: #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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Last Word SC Radio: Hudson River Derby Preview

May 21st, 2016

Yo, Matt sits down with Ty Bailey and Russ McKenzie to ref this spat between two boys from opposite ends of the Hudson River. They guys discuss the two sides going into the match and the big storylines of the game and rivalry. Matt grills the guys on the lineups and they do predictions for the match as well as Sunday's slate of games. 

Apologies for the technical difficulties. Word to the wise, never do a Skype call where you call two cell phones with only 13 cents worth of Skype Credits. It's all Frank Lampard's fault. 
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