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Raising Bulls 30 August 2016

August 31st, 2016

This week, Bill returns to breakdown all of the action last week, including a bit of a VAR calamity. We hear from John Wolyniec following the ugly win on Sunday, and preview this week's game versus Bethlehem Steel FC.

Raising Bulls is a podcast dedicated to the New York Red Bulls of the USL. Each week, Joe Goldstein, Bill Twomey and Anthony Merced will be recapping the week that was. They will also be previewing each of the team’s upcoming matches. They will also be joined by guests each week from all levels of the NYRBII organization. If you care about the future of the New York Red Bulls, you’re listening to Raising Bulls.
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Last Word SC Lost Episode: Austin Berry (FC Cincinnati) and Earnie Stewart (Philadelphia Union)

August 29th, 2016

What's up peeps! You're probably wondering what we're doing publishing a podcasts on a Monday instead of a Thursday. 

We had some craziness this past off season. A few episodes were recorded, but we never got around to editing and publishing them. We finally got our act together (sort of) and we've decided to put these episodes together as a series of 'Lost Episodes.' 


On this Last Word SC Lost Episode, we talk to Austin Berry and Earnie Stewart! Berry had just finished up a season in the South Korean second division with FC Anyang. We talk about his experience oversees and his excitement for being back home with USL expansion side, FC Cincinnati. 


In the second segment, we talk with new Philadelphia Union Technical Director Earnie Stewart. Stewart reflects on his time in the front office in the Eredivisie. He talks about the decision to come back to MLS and what his preliminary plans are with the Union. 


The content is a bit late, but it's still quality. Send it to your friend who supports the Union or FC Cincy, and let them get through Monday with some nostalgia. 
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Last Word SC: Chicago Fire with Guillermo Rivera and Sounders Making Noise

August 26th, 2016

It's our two year anniversary! Our first ever podcast was on August 23, 2014. Somebody get us a toddler safe piece of cake!

On this episode of Last Word SC Radio, Matt sits down with two guests to talk about underdog uprisings in Major League Soccer. In segment one, we have Guillermo Rivera of Fire Confidential on to talk all things Chicago Fire. They talk about the relief of getting a road win and the direction the club is going for the future. Guillermo promptly squashes Matt's hype train of #FireMakeThePlayoffs2016. They do talk about youth development and possible DP signings. Bastian Schweinsteiger as a box-to-box midfielder? 

In segment two, Matt brings back an old friend and former co-host, Roger Cleaves. Matt and Rog break down what's been cooking up in Seattle and how Nicholas Lodero has revolutionized the Sounders. They boys talk Cascadia and Ozzie Alonso being a bull in a China Shop. Lastly, Rog gives his take on what the Sounders must do to make the playoffs.

In the Round Table, Matt goes solo to talk about Hope Solo and Richard Chaplow getting suspended for saying bad things. 

This episode is jammed packed with good stuff. Enjoy it with some Friday Tacos while you troll your Montreal Impact fan coworker about their loss to Chicago at home.
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Raising Bulls 23 August 2016 - Double Game Double Header Week

August 24th, 2016

This week, the guy's break down a huge win against Louisville FC including some more VAR talk and how it has been lopsidedly in Red Bull's favor so far. Then they discuss the two game week and the implications on the remaining schedule this weekend.

Raising Bulls is a podcast dedicated to the New York Red Bulls of the USL. Each week, Joe Goldstein, Bill Twomey and Anthony Merced will be recapping the week that was. They will also be previewing each of the team’s upcoming matches. They will also be joined by guests each week from all levels of the NYRBII organization. If you care about the future of the New York Red Bulls, you’re listening to Raising Bulls.
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Last Word SC: Video Assistant Referees And Goalkeeper of the Year With Joe Goldstein

August 19th, 2016

On this week's episode of Last Word SC, Matt sits down with or colleague and good friend Joe Goldstein. The guys discuss last weekend's New York Red Bulls II match in which Video Assistant Referees (VAR) was used for the first time in USL! Joe gives his take on the technology, how it changed the game, and how it was received. The guys spitball some ideas for how the technology could be altered and implemented league wide from USL to MLS.

In the round table Matt and Joe celebrate MLS Goalkeeper Week by breaking down the current race for Goalkeeper of the Year. Matt even gives his theory about the good vibes voodoo Andre Blake must be getting from Usain Bolt that has him playing on such a high level.

The guys break down the standings and talk about who they think is going to make the playoffs in each conference. To close out the show, we do predictions for the full weekend of MLS games. 

Don't share this podcast with your D.C. United friend cause Joe makes fun of them. Or do share this podcast with your D.C. United friend just because Joe makes fun of them. 
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Raising Bulls 16 August 2016 - Anthony Returns

August 17th, 2016

This week, Anthony is back after some traveling. We break down another massive win for NYRBII and discuss the potential of Friday's game against Louisville FC. We finish up discussing Aaron Long with the senior team for CCL and some Anatole Abang rumors.

Raising Bulls is a podcast dedicated to the New York Red Bulls of the USL. Each week, Joe Goldstein, Bill Twomey and Anthony Merced will be recapping the week that was. They will also be previewing each of the team’s upcoming matches. They will also be joined by guests each week from all levels of the NYRBII organization. If you care about the future of the New York Red Bulls, you’re listening to Raising Bulls.
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Last Word SC: Olympic Disappointment, CCL, And Referees

August 13th, 2016

On this episode of Last Word SC Matt and Joe break down the shock that was the USWNT losing in the opening knock out round of the Olympics. We lament the loss, but try to make sense of why expectations were a wee bit overblown for our American Ladies. 

Then the boys talk about U.S. Open Cup drama and Matt admits that the refs were totally biased in last weekend's game between LA and RBNY. 

Joe gives us an update on the CCL Group stage and how the Portland Timbers are going to navigate their schedule. The boys also break down Group C (the one with Sporting KC AND Vancouver Whitecaps). 

Lastly, Matt and Joe come up with some creative ideas to improve officiating in American Soccer and do predictions for the weekend matches. 

Share this show with your Euro Snob friend when he complains about how terrible EPL refs are. 
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Raising Bulls 11 August 2016 - Roy Emanuel

August 11th, 2016

Raising Bulls is back after another week hiatus thanks to my move. Luckily, NYRBII took a break too, so we came back just in time to recap the 5-0 thrashing of Harrisburg and preview the game Friday against Orlando City SC. In a rare move, Bill is not only back, but the only co-host this week. Joining us this week, Roy Emanuel, the newest Red Bull writer for Last Word On Sports. We talked about his experience following the team and some players he is excited about for the future.

Raising Bulls is a podcast dedicated to the New York Red Bulls of the USL. Each week, Joe Goldstein, Bill Twomey and Anthony Merced will be recapping the week that was. They will also be previewing each of the team’s upcoming matches. They will also be joined by guests each week from all levels of the NYRBII organization. If you care about the future of the New York Red Bulls, you’re listening to Raising Bulls.v
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Last Word SC: Philadelphia Union Loading Up and Sporting Back On Track

August 5th, 2016

On this week's episode of Last Word SC, Matt Pollard sits down with our very own Philadelphia Union beat writer, Matt McCarthy. The Matts talk all things Alejandro Bedoya: why he came back, why the Union are the perfect fit, and how he's the No. 8 the Union's 4-2-3-1 needs. They also discuss a few of the other trades Philly has made, the youth movement, and Matt M. waxes poetic about Earnie "The Orchestrater" Stewart. 

In the second segment Matt is joined by Steve Brisendine of MLSSoccer.com to talk about Sporting KC getting back into their groove. Steve shares some thoughts from Benny Feilhaber about how the club has turned things around and used their depth. We get an update on Matt Besler's recovery and the nonsense that is the Dom Dwyer to Greece rumor. Steve then gives his take on SKC's tough CCL draw and what it will take for them to advance and still make the MLS Cup playoffs.

In the round table, Matt goes solo asking the question "is D.C. United going to be fun now?" Matt also gives a little preview of the Olympics and why he's a little burned out from this Super Summer of Soccer. 

This is a jam packed show. Share it with your friend from Philly, then go stuff your face with a Philly Cheese steak. Or some burnt ends from Oklahoma Joe's. Or whatever new fad diet those nonexistent LAFC fans have come up with in the last 5 minutes.
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