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Soccer 2 the MAX: Joint 2026 World Cup Bid Official, MLS Week 7 Recap, NWSL Week 1 Recap, USL Television Network

April 17th, 2017

On this episode of Soccer 2 the MAX, Sean Garmer, Erik Watkins and Rachael McKriger discuss what the 2026 joint FIFA World Cup bid means, did Mexico and Canada get ripped off by the United States? Or is 60-10-10 actually fair? What do we think of the proposals of using more stadiums than before in the U.S. as well.

The trio also go through Week 7 in Major League Soccer. Talking the highs of David Villa‘s 50 yard strike to aid NYCFC in a win, to FC Dallas giving up a win in the closing seconds. Not to mention, everything else in-between as well.

Rachael and Sean also discuss Week 1 of the National Women’s Soccer League season. How did the first national airing on Lifetime TV go for the Portland Thorns and Orlando Pride? What about this Go90 deal for streaming rights? And who looked good after the first weekend.

Finally, they also get into the USL announcing their own television network. Will regionalized local television really help the league grow?

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Soccer 2 the MAX: USA vs. Panama Recap, Mike Petke Coaching Real Salt Lake, MLS Week 4 Pt 2 Preview

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.

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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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Soccer 2 the MAX: MLS Week 1 Recap, She Believes Cup, Mix Diskerud Destinations

March 6th, 2017

On this episode of Soccer 2 the MAX, finally some Major League Soccer that matters to talk about. Sean Garmer, Erik Watkins and Rachael McKriger discuss the big storylines of MLS Week 1, while also recapping the games as well.

How big is the Kaka injury? Could FC Dallas be the best team in MLS? Is the Minnesota United blowout a sign of things to come? Plus Rachael talks the return of Clint Dempsey too. The trio also talk about the latest on Mix Diskerud and if he should try to sign with another MLS team this season.

Also on this show, Rachael gives her thoughts on the US Women's National Team after the first two games of She Believes Cup. Who's stood out? What about their performance? She gets into those topics.

Then, we look at the CONCACAF Champions League Semi-Final match-ups. We give way too early predictions for the two legs. Who advances to the final? And we examine another big failure when it counts for the New York Redbulls too.

Finally, Sean and Erik discuss the impact of Soccer on television going forward, after Turner Sports won the rights to the UEFA Champions League starting in Fall 2018.

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Soccer 2 the MAX: MLS Season Predictions 2017, Brek Shea Trade

February 27th, 2017

On this episode of Soccer 2 the MAX, we are one week away from the start of the Major League Soccer 2017 season. Sean Garmer, Erik Watkins and Rachael McKriger finish up their Team Previews and give their complete Western and Eastern Conference predictions. Not to mention, their playoff brackets and who wins MLS Cup 2017 as well.

The final seven teams covered in the team previews are:

Atlanta United, Minnesota United, Real Salt Lake, Vancouver Whitecaps, Portland Timbers, Sporting Kansas City and NYCFC.

Rachael and Erik discuss the impact of the Brek Shea for Giles Barnes trade for both teams, Thoughts on the CONCACAF Champions League 2017 results. The US U-20's World Cup Qualifying gets tough. Plus more.

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Last Word SC: MLS Cup Review And 2016 MLS Expansion Draft Preview

December 13th, 2016

Happy Monday MLS Fans! Today on Last Word SC Radio, Matt Pollard and Joe Hojnacki are joined by John Bava to discuss MLS Cup and the MLS Expasion Draft.

The guys do a full review of the Seattle Sounders PK MLS Cup win over Toronto FC. We talk about the halves, how Seattle's defense got it done, and that awesome save by Stefan Frei. The lads talk about Sebastian Giovinco coming out of the game, TFC's future, and Greg Vanney. We've also got post-game audio from Brian Schmetzer, Frie, and Vanney. 

Then the guys go through the full MLS Expansion Draft protected roster. Joe goes through his Mock Draft article. The guys pick possible players to go from the teams they cover. They also predict players who they'd pick. 

Share this pod with your Atlanta and Twin City friends to get them ready for the draft!

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Last Word SC: MLS Wild Card Preview with Mitchell Tierney and Chris Kamrani

October 26th, 2016

Happy Hump Day MLS Fam! Today on Last Word SC Radio, Matt Pollard has a full MLS Cup Playoff Wild Card preview. It's jam packed with contents in guest. 

In segment one, we bring back our good friend from Waking the Red, Mitchell Tierney. They talk all things Toronto FC and Philadelphia Union. Mitch talks about Giovinco coming back and how big Jozy Altidore has been. The two also discuss what Toronto needs to do at the back to shut down Philly and what a job Greg Vanney has done this season. 

In segment two, Blayne Riffle joins the desk to talk all things Montreal Impact. The two discuss the Impact attack and how they'll play against stingy D.C. United. Yes, we talk about #DrogbaGate. Matt and Blayne also talk about the problems the Impact have had at the back. 

Moving west, Chris Kamrani of the Salt Lake Tribune comes on to talk Real Salt Lake vs. LA Galaxy. Chris gives us an update on Yura Movsisyan. He gives his take on how RSL will try to survive the opening 15 minutes and what the wide players need to do. Matt and Chris also discuss what could happen should this game head to penalties. 

In the final segment, Daniel Sperry hops on to talk about Sporting KC. Unlike years past, Sporting might actually be peaking going into the playoffs. Matt Besler and Graham Zusi are back and looking like their vintage selves. Dan gives a full break down of the epic Benny Feilhaber and Ozzie Alonso duel we could see. Dan also talks about what KC need to do to defend against Jordan Morris and Nicolas Lodiero. 

This episode is full of content with lots of opinions from lots of people. Send it to your season ticket buddies to get them hyped for this week's action. Or troll your friend from Portland cause he's not getting a second star above his crest this year. 
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Sweet FA Podcast (10/16/16)

October 16th, 2016

On this week’s show: Rob & Hugo discuss England’s biggest rivalry games ahead of this week’s Liverpool – Manchester United match.

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Sweet FA Podcast (09/30/16)

September 30th, 2016

On this week’s show: Rob & Hugo discuss the scandals that have enveloped England managers over the years.

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Sweet FA Podcast (09/08/16)

September 8th, 2016

On this week’s show: Rob & Hugo discuss whether the advent of the Premier League in 1992 has had a negative impact on the England National Team.

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