April 29th, 2016
Your ginger host Matt Pollard sits down with Bryan Weigel of Cincinnati Soccer Talk to talk about FC Cincinnati's season so far, the ridiculous attendance numbers, and the expansion hype. Then in the Round Table, first timer Joe Hojnacki jumps in to talk about Detroit City FC and Motor City as a soccer market. The guys talk about the drudgery that was last night's #MidweekMLS games. Then Joe and Matt make their predictions for MLS Super Soccer Sunday. Seriously, this show had some good stuff. Share it with your friend who likes Aston Villa to make him feel better about life.
April 27th, 2016
Hi folks and welcome to the first episode of Raising Bulls, the only dedicated podcast to New York Red Bulls II. This week, Anthony Merced, of Empire of Soccer, and I discuss last week's road victory at Wilmington over the Hammerheads, speak to head coach John Wolyniec, and preview this weekend's matchup against Charlotte Independance.
April 24th, 2016
Your hosts Tyler Bailey and Matt Pollard sit down with Sounder At Heart's Dave Clark to discuss what's ailing the Seattle Sounders. Then, the lads talk 4/20 Bowl, Jermaine Jones and the SnowClasico in Denver, and the woes of MLS Refereeing.
April 24th, 2016
Head coaches Sigi Schmid and Pablo Mastroeni talk about the Colorado Rapids 3-1 victory over the Seattle Sounders. Then Jermaine Jones chimes in on his goal celebration and the team's mentality.
April 21st, 2016
Alec and Chris bring you a special edition of #bennyball Radio with #ashtonball. Ben Olsen has been suspended for one game following an attempt to retrieve a loose ball from the field during the run of play in D.C. United's 1-0 loss to Toronto FC on April 16th 2016. The gentlemen break down the loss, as well as the implications of the week's events, leading up to a pivotal Eastern Conference showdown with the New England Revolution.
April 20th, 2016
Arslan takes some time off to focus on school this week.. Maybe. Well. But, Nick Morales from Last Word on Sport joins us as a guest host.
There was some pretty obvious controversy at King Power with Leicester and West Ham, not to mention endless storylines. Everton and Southampton provided not so many talking points, except managerial. On one side. Chelsea and Manchester City battled for three regular points that mean nothing in the grand scheme of things, except maybe keeping City in fourth.
Sam Allardyce is the stand out American hero of the weekend as Sunderland start to crawl out of the bottom. Arsenal surprised no one by giving Crystal Palace another point.
Aston Villa is officially relegated and none of the players really care. Big surprise.
We preview Vardy-less Leicester against Swansea, the Merseyside Derby, and Liverpool and Newcastle.
April 17th, 2016
We hear from head coaches Jesse Marsch and Pablo Mastroeni, as well as midfielders Jermaine Jones and Dominique Badji.
April 16th, 2016
Matt and Alec sit down with Chris Kamrani of the Salt Lake Tribune to talk Joao Plata and all things Real Salt Lake. Then Alec and Ty hang out with Drew Epperley to talk about Mauro Diaz's absence and FC Dallas's big midweek win against Portland. In the Round Table, Matt and Alec go through their #MLSFantasy lineups and rant on the Nigel de Jong tackle on Darlington Nagbe.
April 15th, 2016
Alec and Chris are joined by Matthew Parsons of the District Ultras to talk his yearlong ban from MLS following a smoke flare incident at RFK. They also review D.C. United's visit to Avaya for a 1-1 draw with the San Jose Earthquakes.
April 13th, 2016
The whole team is back this week, but with an extra special, extra tiny, guest!
We start off this podcast with Tottenham Hotspur's 3-0 bashing of Manchester United. What exactly went wrong for United when it looked like they could grind out a 0-0 draw. How did Spurs change that?
Arsenal are definitely not in the title race anymore, but second, or third, place isn't far off. West Ham definitely didn't pick them apart but are still contenders for fifth or even fourth.
Crystal Palace won their first game of the year! They look safe, but what of their opponents, Norwich? They have a big test coming up next weekend with Sunderland coming to town.
Leicester City have officially qualified for the UEFA Champions League. The Foxes will compete with the best in Europe next season. What does the summer window hold for them?
Speaking of summer, Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino hasn't signed his new contract with the club yet. Is this negotiation for a higher payday or with another club?
This week we preview what should be a Europa League spot clash between Everton and Southampton before looking to what should be a title clash Chelsea and Manchester City. This season is an odd one, and we're loving it.