December 8th, 2017
What's up Internet? Today on Last Word SC, it's all hands on deck as we get you set for MLS Cup 2017 on Saturday.
Mitchell Tierney from Waking the Red and Ari Liljenwall of MLSSoccer.com stop by to talk all things Toronto FC and Seattle Sounders FC, respectively. They talk tactics, up-to-date news, legacies, and give predictions.
Then in the Round Table, Matt Pollard, Daniel Sperry, and Robert Kerr talk all things MLS Cup. We do Rapid-Fire topics then give all our takes on MLS Cup. We talk formations and game plans. Dan gives his usual epic rant. We talk about the weather up North. We finish with full previews of how MLS Cup 2017 will shake out.
December 2nd, 2017
What's up Internet? Today on Last Word SC Radio, it's a March to the Matt's special. Matt Pollard and McCarthy are on their own and off leash.
We start off talking about the Leg Two games of the MLS Cup Conference Finals. The guys talk about Toronto FC getting by Columbus Crew SC and then Seattle Sounders FC stomping a mud hole in the Houston Dynamo. We discuss what's next for the Crew and Dynamo for the off-season.
Then in the Round Table, we're talking about a bunch of things. We do a bunch of Rapid Fire topics. The Matts talk MLS Expansion news and MLS Best XI. We give some MLS off-season news updates. Lastly, we give some preliminary MLS Expansion and MLS Cup 2017 predictions.
November 29th, 2017
What's up Internet? Today on Last Word SC Radio, we're breaking down the MLS Cup Conference Finals Leg Two games.
First, we sit down with Ralph Schudel of Massive Report to talk about Columbus Crew SC and the Eastern Conference Finals. Then we talk with Alicia Tolar of Dynamo Theory about the Houston Dynamo and the Western Conference Finals. Dan and Robert join Matt in the Round Table for rapid fire topics and our Conference Finals predictions.
November 23rd, 2017
What's up Internet? To give you something to listen to for your Thanksgiving travels/cooling time, we're talking all things MLS Cup Conference Finals.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 MLSSoccer.com 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.
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.