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Last Word SC Radio: Gold Cup Quarterfinals Preview And MLS Returns

July 18th, 2017

What's up Internet? It's Monday night and Last Word SC Radio is back with a special midweek show. We recap Group B and C of the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup and preview the Quarterfinals. 

Matt Pollard and Dan Sperry talk about how the United States Men's National Team and Mexico finished out the Group Stage. We then discuss the changes each team made going into the knock out rounds. Matt and Dan have some mixed feelings about some of Bruce Arena's views. 

The guys finish off with a full preview of all four Quarterfinal games and do a combined Pick 'Em for Gold Cup and the returning MLS action. Share this pod with your El Salvadorian friend, because Matt and Dan are on the Zelaya hype train. 

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Last Word SC Radio: Gold Cup Group Stage Recap

July 15th, 2017

What's up Internet? Last Word SC Radio is back! This week, Matt Pollard and Daniel Sperry recap everything going on with the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup. 

We start off with Group A. Matt and Dan break down how Costa Rica and Canada got the job done to advance. We gush over Andrew Davies and talk abou the MLS based Ticos. Matt tries to diagnose what's wrong with Honduras. Then we talk about the Level 100 CONCACAFing that is French Guiana. The guys break down the sanctions, the sequence of events, and what CONCACAF did and didn't do right. 

The guys then move on to Group B. We discuss the U.S. Men's National Team woes in the group stage and why it isn't the end of the world. Dan talks about the need for a central attacker. Matt discusses the issue at the back. The guys conclude talking about Panama as a dark horse and about how U.S. Soccer Twitter needs to chill. 

We finish the pod off with talking Group C (Jamaica and El Salvador ain't that bad) and give some brief updates on the U.S. Open Cup. 

Share this pod with your friends driving to Cleveland for USA vs. Nicaragua and GET PUMPED!

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Last Word SC Radio Back From The Dead: 2017 Gold Cup Preview

July 7th, 2017

We're back from the dead, Internet! This week on Last Word SC Radio, we are talking everything CONCACAF wtih a 2017 Gold Cup Preview!

Matt Pollard is joined by Sean Garmer! The two discuss the three groups of the Gold Cup. The guys talk about each team and there chances to advance to the Quarterfinals. We even predict our best third teams. We do an (abbreviated) roster review and look at some players to watch for. The guys finish off breaking down the United States Men's National Team roster and what Bruce Arena will be looking to accomplish in this tournament. 

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Last Word SC Radio: USA vs. Trinidad & Tobago Recap On Location!

June 9th, 2017

They did it Twitter fam! Christian Pulisic did it! All praise our new supreme overlord! This time on Last Word SC Radio, Matt Pollard is on location to recap the USA vs Trinidad match with Dan Sperry. 

We jump right in to talk about the match and the tactical battles that we saw. The guys discuss Clint Dempsey's less than impressive performance. We gush about Christian Pulisic and the play from the wingers. Dan talks about some of the smart substitutions by Bruce Arena and Matt provides some insight with post game quotes from the players and coach. 

The guys then do a full round table of the night's results in the CONCACAF Hexagonal. Spoiler alter: it was good for the United States. Costa Rica and Panama played to a 0-0 draw. Mexico got a big 3-0 win at home against Honduras. We talk about what the standings look like for the U.S. and the outlook going forward. 

We finish with a full preview of Sunday's YUGE match between Mexico and Los Estados Unidos. 

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Guess We Got History Now / Ep 119 / Blue City Radio

May 24th, 2017

Episode 119:

It was a roller coaster of a week for NYCFC and it's fans.  Following a hard fought draw in Dallas, the team flew directly to Sandy, UT and prepared for a midweek match up with RSL.  Joined by the few team members that did not make the trip to Texas, the team started off the RSL game by capitalizing on a defensive error.  Sadly, NYCFC was unable to hold the scoreline conceding twice.  I guess luckily for most fans, they didn't have to suffer through a poor performance because YES Network delayed the broadcast until after midnight rather than moving the game to a subsidiary channel.  Has no one at YES watch an Olympic event on CNBC? It's a common practice nowadays.

On Friday Andrea Pirlo celebrated his 38th birthday, a milestone for sure, but it would appear that he celebrated on his own at home in Manhattan after returning to NY following a knee injury.

Then came the glorious game on Sunday.  NYCFC went into Orlando Stadium, a place where in it's young history the home team had only dropped two points out of it's first six games, and handed the Lions their first loss.

Mike and Jon break down the key points from both games.  They discuss Patrick Vieira's comments from the past three games and look into the contrast or evolution of the still relatively inexperienced head coach.

In the second segment, the color analyst for Fox Sports and one of the most polarizing pundits in soccer today, Alexi Lalas, joins the show to shed more light and depth on his thoughts on NYCFC, Villa, Pirlo and or course the rest of the beautiful Pigeons.

The guys wrap up the show with some final thoughts on the week and look ahead at the tough task of taking on Atlanta United in front of another sellout crowd this Sunday.

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Tough Earned Point, Mark Followill and a Two-fer week Special / Ep 118 / Blue City Radio

May 17th, 2017

Episode 118:

With a full two-game week ahead for NYCFC, Mike and Jon jump right into the previews of both road games versus Real Salt Lake on Wednesday and Orlando City on Sunday.  No predictions, just a look at what to expect against both teams and how Patrick Vieira might manage his roster rotation.

In the second segment, play-by-play announcer for FC Dallas and the voice on the TV for FS1 on Sunday's game, Mark Followill, joins the show.  The guys dig deep into Mark's journey to where he is today, breakdown some keys from the Dallas draw and tackle the myths of Broadcaster jinxes.

In the final segment the guys give their final thoughts on NYCFC's performance, look ahead to the U20 World Cup beginning on Saturday in South Korea and more.

It's a long show, get ready.

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Raising Bulls - 17 May 2017 - Andrew Tinari

May 17th, 2017

- Recaps for the losses to Charlotte Independence and LA Galaxy II

- Interview with Andrew Tinari

- Preview of the Ottawa Fury FC match this Saturday

Raising Bulls is a podcast dedicated to the New York Red Bulls II 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 and occasionally joined by guests 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 Radio: Weekend Recap, Sacramento MLS Expansion News, And Goodbye To A Host

May 16th, 2017

What's up Internet? This week on Last Word SC Radio, we've got a jam packed early week show to get you ready for mid-week MLS games!

First, Matt Pollard and Joe Hojnacki jump into the weekend results. We talk about the four ridiculous National TV games including the incredible win the Chicago Fire got in front of a sell out crowd. We talk about the LA Galaxy winning in the Easter Time Zone for the first time since man invented the wheel. We finish off waxing poetic about how good FC Dallas and NYCFC was. 

In segment two, we review the news from Sacramento. We talk about how this ownership move affects the Sacramento MLS Expansion bid and Sacramento Rebulic FC in the long run. We talk about a few other expansion updates and predic which cities we think will join MLS. Then we transition to a Quarter Season review, with some MLS awards. 

In the Round Table, Joe and Matt talk about how all the bad teams in MLS managed to win this weekend. We go through a full slate of Weekend Pick 'Ems (midweek games included). We finish off by saying goodbye to our co-host, Joe Hojnacki, who will be moving on from Last Word on Soccer this week. 

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Last Word SC: Canadian Premier League, Tacoma FC, and Toronto FC On Fire

May 12th, 2017

What's up Internet? This week on Last Word SC Radio, Matt Pollard and Joe Hojnacki have a massive Round Table show to talk about a bunch of different things. 

First we talk about the new Canadian Premier League. We discuss what this means for the game in Canada and the Canadian National Team. Joe and Matt spitball ideas on other cities and teams that could join the league and how their stadium and schedule could work. 

Then we talk about Tacoma FC and the new look MLS 2 teams in the USL. We talk about how this move will help the Seattle Sounders brand and the USL moving forward. 

We finish off talking about Toronto FC, the Season Ending Injury List, and predicting for the weekend. 

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Raising Bulls - 10 May 2017 - Zeiko Lewis

May 10th, 2017

This week:

– Recap from Harrisburg City Islanders win 3-1

– Interview with guest Zeiko Lewis

– Charlotte preview with Jason Bailey

– LA Galaxy II preview

Raising Bulls is a podcast dedicated to the New York Red Bulls II 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 and occasionally joined by guests 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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