Dashing through the snow! Sepp Blatter handed a FIFA death sentence. Las Vegas FC to scour the strip for talent? Abby Wambach talks silly. Cincinnati plans to go crazy next year in USL. Will Johnson vows to make it right with Canadian fans. More Miami talk. Happy Holidays and thanks for all the support in 2015!
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Feeling festive, the guys carve out a little time from their egg nog drinking to chat with Jim from Year Zero podcast. in 60 minutes we cover...US Open Cup, MLS, Iceland, lying in bed with Alexi Lalas, Shark perfume, and the mission behind Year Zero
Justin Mapp and Sporting Kansas City, a match made for the Blue Hell faithful? Should Benny Feilhaber be the USMNT player of the year - with no caps? Miami FC kinda look like the Miami Dolphins. Will Matt Miazga be paid in pounds soon? And Drew Moor...is he heading north of the border?
The USWNT boycott their victory tour match in Hawaii. Don Garber is patiently waiting for MLS fans to get "learned" and by "learned" he means "stop criticizing the refs" or something like that. Grant Wahl admits he should do more with that journo degree of his and Ft. Lauderdale hires a Brazilian coach with an actual "A" License from UEFA.
The Portland Timbers are Major League Soccer's last playoff team standing! The guys give their initial impressions and takeaways from the 2015 MLS Cup. Cheers!
Another interview! This time from the field, this time with exceptional quantities of beer consumed. Todd had a chance to sit down with Johnny Freeston (owner) and Steve Lepper (coach) from the Boulder, CO based soccer team, Harpos FC prior to their U.S. Open Cup qualifier with Colorado Rush. The sit down covers a range of talking points including but not limited to: U.S. Open Cup, Pro/Rel, youth development, future aspirations, to kicking ass and taking names.
And then there were two! Congrats to Columbus and Portland, we knew you had it in you the whole time. We break down the playoff action but not before reassuring the people the people of Miami that they already have a soccer team. San Antonio is none interested in minor league soccer. We also talk MLS best XI.
Our very first interview! The guys sit down with Colorado Rapids supporter, Richard Bamber from Stout St. Bulldogs and Colorado Independent Supporters Organization (CISO). The interview is wide ranging, tackling Pro/Rel, Blazer Con, EPL, MLS, the state of the Colorado Rapids.
Recorded from the trunk of Sigi Schmid's hatchback, the guys chat MLS playoffs. Later we try make sense of the wide ranging comments made by Don Garber, joe Roth, and Phil Rawlins. Marc Dos Santos becomes the new coach of USL side, Swope Park Raisins. Last but not least we run down the recent U.S. Open Cup qualifier between Harpos FC and Colorado Rush. Congrats Harpos FC! Well deserved win!
New York is Green! Ottawa sees Red. An entertaining NASL final it was. Biello gets the full time head coaching position in Montreal. Beckham's Miami stadium deal hinges on the rising cost of Cheerios and Baby butt wipes. Shay Facey is staying in the Bronx. Houston Dynamo for sale? Whitecaps President, Bob Lenarduzzi manages to offend everyone. We chat MLS playoffs and U.S. Open Cup!
Another MLS playoff weekend full of theatrics. Is Patrick Viera NYCFC's savior, or does he have a view on the MCFC hot seat? Should Seattle swap Kreis for Sigi? FC Dallas run the right side of the pitch into the ground. Fanendo Adi and Diego Chara seem to be the IT guys! Red Bulls and Crew make the most sense out east. And the Ottawa Fury and NY Cosmos play for all the NASL marbles next weekend. One more thing, we can't stop laughing at Bruce Arena smiling at the Sounders demise!
NYCFC have a perfectly good explanation about Jason Kreis! errrr.... .... We start there. The guys cover the KO Round and gush over Marcelo Balboa's unwavering Uvula, and his soft sounding Ja Ja Ja Ja's! We break down all your favorite playoff teams. Seattle. Dallas. Portland. Vancouver. DC. Harrison. Columbus. Drogba.
The guys reunited and it felt really really good! First topic of discussion - masturbating sharks. Yes it's a thing. Decision Day happened. Everyone invited made it to the party! RSL's invitation must have gotten lost in the mail?! Will it be RBNY's year or a Casadia team? We flip rubber nickels to find out!
Congrats Rochester Rhinos! Richard and Jose hold it down as Todd skips town...once again. Jurgen inquires about Nagbe. The Timbers have a cathartic second half against LA. Piatti and Giovinco bag impressive goals. Somehow Bobby Burling is talked about.
Roses are red, white, and green as Mexico outplay an aging Yanks squad. Lots of talking points in this one! Also - DosTres apparently means a group bear hug that is not condoned by the hugged party. U.S. Fans are looking to get their grubby paws on Jurgen! Should he stay or should he go?
The Confederation Cup Playoff looms! We make our predictions and debate the types of urine retardant ponchos for sale. RSL lose the Rocky Mountain Cup to hapless Colorado. Rapids supporters were pretty mic'd up last night! Red Bulls with a statement win! SKC keep Portland in check. DC United's Tinder night turned out to be moist after all! And Kekutah's legs run away from his feet once again! Oh and Sigi Schmid's 23 y/o hot shit is way hotter than Caleb Porters hot shit.
U.S. Open Cup! We couldn't help but add our 2 cents! Congrats Sporting KC you made more children in PA cry last night. Richard and Todd run down all the stuff you haven't heard yet. Jose had the night off. We also cover DC United's Swipe Right/Tinder campaign by adding a few of our own STD public service announcements.
The Pontiff visits the U.S. but dares not to splish splash the holy water on a DC United kit. Larin for ROY. Giovinco for MVP. Will Bruin nearly eats Jared Watts's face. Fragility in Frisco? SKC or Philly in the U.S. Open Cup? In a perfect world Poku plays defense. Jesse Marsch ejected but still displays good form. And it's allergy season! Eat Zyrtec!
We can smell the playoffs! And Luis Robles can smell the sweat and sunscreen on old Nat Borchers legs. Le Toux joins the 50/50 club. Todd quizzes Richard and Jose on their civics knowledge. Todd talks about his NYC experience. Seattle win one trophy this year but can they win the big one? El Burrito looked spicy on the pitch. Oh and Ned Grabavoy's hair-do looks like its Lilith Fair inspired. Rock on girl!
Ok, here's the scoop. Normally Todd writes the show notes but he's in NYC, last seen somewhere in the Chelsea neighborhood watching the model types salivate over the various meats and breads that everyone else is eating. Richard and Jose hold down the fort and talk about soccer stuffs. Don Garber. NYCFC. Tony Cascio apparently!? Probably the current playoff picture. How the Colorado Rapids justify football manager as a tool and that their IQ's are going up because of said use.
Another week! The USSF don't exactly say it but hope that the NASL goes away. The Third Rail caterwaul. Drogba Legend lives on in Montreal. Klinsmann talks shop ahead of Brazil. Lee Nguyen even assists the landlord at his apartment by collecting the rent checks. A winning team, yet FC Dallas might be less popular than the toughest cut of beef in Texas. And Jerry Sandusky's hands are wrought with sweat!
Rivalry week! Spit. Basketball shoes. Sleepwalking referees. Jim Curtain searches for a blood diamond in the rough. Brek Shea's unborn fetus has a few artistic complaints. Critical Kreis likely does not approve of Frank Lampard's new literary profession. Pablo is a man...he turned 39! NASL needs to find a few million people... All this and more of Richard Terry!
Hungover and hard up. Monday was a bear folks! The guys are in recovery mode after an intense weekend. To be honest I'm not sure what we even talked about? Chicago Fire. Mix "disappointing" Diskerud. Sebastian Lleget and Giovinco. Bareback Beckerman rides again. Manneh takes FCD for a walk in the park. And why you should never go to Vegas with Todd, ever, we mean ever! Cheers!
Coach Cassar orders a burrito. Poku or Super Frank? Suspect Sounders no more. The magical little unicorn vacations in Monterrey. Rapids leave their lunch pails at home with plans to brown bag it for the rest of the season. SKC are your Treble winners in 2015? Side note Richard had a great day at work!