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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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!

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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 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. 

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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.

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Last Word SC Radio: Decision Day 2017 And #SaveTheCrew With John Bava

October 20th, 2017

What's up Internet? It's the last week of the 2017 MLS regular season, and we've got all the details you need on Decision Day 2017. 

First Matt and Dan break down the Western Conference. We talk seending and analyze who's got the best shot at claiming that last playoff spot (spoiler alert: Dan has a Quakes rant). Then we bring in the full cast along with John Bava for the Round Table. We have an indepth dicussion of #SaveTheCrew as Anthony Precourt looks to move Columbus Crew SC to Austin, TX. Then we talk Eastern Conference, and make a bunch of predictions, Decision Day and postseason awards. 

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Last Word SC Radio: Interview Special With Johnny Freeston Of Harpos FC

October 19th, 2017

What's up Internet? Today on Last Word Soccer Club Radio, Matt Pollard sits down with Johnny Freeston, owner of Harpos FC.

Harpos is an amateur club based out of Boulder, CO. They play in the Colorado Premier League and having been kicking butt in all competitions they play in for years now. Johnny's a former player and has shrewdly operated them for years now. The guys sit down to talk about how one starts an amateur club, run the club, and find players.

Johnny shares the Harpos story, how he became a part of club, and how they're not you're typical [expletive] pub team. We talk about what's next for Harpos as they look to become the next giant slayer of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. Johnny also talks about the long term goal for Harpos and where they fit and don't fit in the existing American Soccer landscape.

If you love lower division soccer, want to learn more about it, or see how some are going about disrupting the system from the base of the pyramid, this is the podcast episode for you.

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Last Word SC Radio: USMNT Disaster Reactions And MLS Penultimate Weekend

October 13th, 2017

What's up Internet? This week on Last Word SC Radio, we're talking about the United States Men's National Team's failed attempt to make it to the 2018 World Cup and much more. 

Matt, Dan, and Robert look at the big picture of what went wrong in the USMNT's qualification this cycle. We talk about the future of the Technical Director and Head Coach position and what needs to happen with various entities to improve as a soccer nation. 

In the Round Table, we recap some key MLS news from the week. The guys give their picks for the 2017 MVP and we do Pick 'Ems for the most relevant matches of the weekend.

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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. 

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