July 28th, 2017
On this special episode of Soccer 2 the MAX, Sean Garmer, Rachael McKriger and Erik Watkins discuss the U.S. Men's National Team 2-1 victory over Jamaica in the Gold Cup 2017 Final.
How much did the injury to Andre Blake effect Jamaica? Who stood out in the game? Did anyone help or hurt their chances on making the the USMNT squad going forward? How much praise should we give Bruce Arena? And do we feel better about the team heading into more World Cup Qualifying? We answer these questions and more.
The trio also discuss the recent big trade in MLS, which sent Dom Dwyer to Orlando City SC for Allocation money. Could Dwyer and Cyle Larin play together? How does this benefit the team? And what does Sporting KC do now? Plus, is Sydney Leroux going to follow Dwyer and join the Orlando Pride?
July 28th, 2017
What's up Internet? This week on Last Word SC Radio, we've got a jam-packed episode. Let's get to it!
Matt Pollard is joined by Sean Garmer and Dan Sperry. We start of breaking down the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final. We discuss the match and how the United States Men's National Team were able come out on top over Jamaica. The guys take stock on what this means for the Reggae Boyz and which USMNT players moved up or down in the pecking order.
In segment two, we're talking everything MLS in Los Angeles. Matt rants about Curt Onalfo getting fired and Sigi Schmid coming in. Sean and Dan are healthy skeptics on whether he'll turn things around. Matt also shares some quotes from the press conference and is convinced the Galaxy Front Office have no clothes on. We then discuss Bob Bradley signing with Los Angeles FC and what it means for their future roster construction.
In the Round Table we talk transfers. Dan sheds some light on the Dom Dwyer move and what it means for Sporting KC. The guys talk about how Orlando City SC is going to make it work with Cyle Larin staying. Then we transition to talking about Jonathan dos Santos joining his brother with the Galaxy. We finish of the show with some MLS Weekend Pick 'Ems.
March 29th, 2017
On this first mid-week Soccer 2 the MAX, Sean Garmer and Erik Watkins discuss the USA vs. Panama game right after it ended.
The guys breakdown the game. Who stood out? How great is Christian Pulisic? Are they happy with the draw? What about the overall play on the pitch? They discuss it all.
Shortly after the game, Real Salt Lake announced that they expect to name their coach on Wednesday. Reports are already out stating that it's going to be former New York Redbulls manager, Mike Petke. Sean and Erik give their opinions on the decision.
Finally, they give thoughts and predictions on the rest of the MLS Week 4 slate happening on the weekend.
March 10th, 2017
This week on Last Word Soccer Club Radio we talk with USL President Jake Edwards and Gavin Ewbank of The Mane Land.
First Matt Pollard sits down with Gavin Ewbank to talk about Orlando City SC's brand new stadium and Sunday's win over New York City FC. Gavin talks about how amazing the new venue is and the win. The guy discuss injury concerns with Kaka and Cyle Larin both with hamstring issues. Gavin gives his take on Orlando's rebuilding of the back line. The guys also talk about the big picture and Jason Kreis's plan for City in the long term.
In the secod block Joe Hojnacki is lucky enough to sit down with the USL President, Jake Edwards. The two discuss the USL gaining second division status. President Edwards discusses expansion, both at the USL and MLS level. He gives his hopeful vision for the future of the USL. He and Joe also discuss the future of USL stadium development.
In the Round Table, Matt and Joe discuss U.S. Soccer's new National Anthem policy. The guys talk about the expansion teams making their debut in Major League Soccer. Lastly, we do a full weekend prediction.
March 3rd, 2017
It's here, it's finally here! The 2017 MLS season is upon us fam! Matt Pollard, Joe Hojnacki, and John Bava are here to break it all down.
In the first segment, the guys do a full playoff prediction. We pick who we think is going to make the playoffs and who won't. We talk about why our non-playoff teams will miss out. The guys also give their playoff seeding predicitions. Spoiler alert, FC Dallas and Toronto FC might roll.
In the second segment, the guys talk trophies and individual awards. We talk about the current CONCACAF Champions League taking place. We then pick our Supporter's Shield, U.S. Open Cup, and MLS Cup champions. Then the guys roll through individual awards.
In the Round Table, we make absolute fools of ourselves. We pick serious upsets for the U.S. Open Cup. Matt has Cozmo driving a taco truck around the StubHub Center. Joe has Wayne Rooney coming to MLS in the summer and killing it. And John's got a bold personnel prediction.
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September 9th, 2016
Put your pumpkin spice latte down fam, LANDON DONOVAN HAS RETURNED TO MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER!!!
This week on Last Word SC Radio, Matt Pollard and Joe Hojnacki break down the return of the #LegenD. Matt is all juiced up cause the Galaxy might have hope. Plus that transfer of Nigel de Jong kind of makes sense. Joe talks Matt back with some reason. Donovan hasn't played in two years after all.
The guys review the midweek MLS games. They talk about how Orlando City SC could be making a run to the playoffs, cause Jason Kreis is a good coach. They lament on the Montreal Impact's slide and how they haven't figured out how to use their pieces around Didier Drogba and Ignacio Piatti.
Matt and Joe talk about FC Dallas putting space between them and everyone else. We discuss their chances of winning a double and treble.
In the Round Table, we discuss Eric Wynalda's and Alejandro Bedoya's little twitter feud. We also discuss the NWSL getting some publicity with Megan Rapinoe getting into the National Anthem Protest discuss. We also talk about Sacha Kljestian and Christian Pulisic being great against teams Matt can't find on a map.
This show is JAM PACKED with everything you need to know on the American Soccer landscape. Listen to it on your way home from the Manchester Derby this weekend or while you dig your Landon Donovan kit out of the closet.