The boys are back in town! Richard grew a beard and talks about the Schengen rule, and why he unfortunately wasn’t allowed into Spain. It has nothing to do with his Syrian Visa! Later the guys dish out facts they stumbled upon during the “fact finding trip.” After a few facts the guys just talk about squirrels and Sebastian Velasquez’s rattail.
The debate rolls on to the benefits of urine therapy and how Juan Agudelo’s National Team resurgence might depend on a good urine foot soak. Thanks Moises Alou! For the finale the guys scour through the MLS talent pool to figure who could fill in for the recently departed member from the hedonistic boy band, One Direction.
It's MLS opening weekend! On their last night in town, Richard and Todd say goodbye to Jose as the lads are headed to Europe on a "fact finding" mission. Todd and Richard will hit up five games spanning the Champions League, Premier League, and the Championship. Jose plans to study. Sorry buddy. Hopefully those f*ckers buy you a scarf or something.
In this episode the guys debate which Girl Scout cookie Frank Lampard prefers. Caramel deLites, Thin Mints, Cardboard box, or Peanut Butter Patties. This debate will likely rage on. We review all the matches from week one and say nice things to each other.
The Flakoglost Futbol Pod takes a trip down memory lane with the 2009 Houston Dynamo. The guys reminisce on the time when Brad Davis, Geoff Cameron, and Brian Ching acted like big bullies to Brian Mullan. Years later Brian Mullan would have a cathartic release on a certain Seattle Sounder. Oops!
Before the guys talk CBA – or lack thereof, they briefly celebrate Richard Terry’s 30th birthday by saying relatively nice things to him. The guys find out that Richard supposedly has a high IQ, two standard deviations above the mean. Jose and Todd appear impressed, though momentarily. Opinions are offered when discussing the MLS’s top five rivalries, adding a few of their own. Richard doesn’t agree that Seattle and LA are rivals. Todd and Jose are left scratching their heads on that one.
It’s evident that the guys are disappointed with jersey week, at least Todd is. They feel bad for Sporting KC’s fans because their new home kits appear to be windowpane patterned work shirts that are currently on sale in most Macy’s department stores. If you’re looking for the new SKC kits they’re hidden behind the American Rag and Mossimo shirts, which are hidden just behind the on sale rack of XXXL Levi’s flannel shirts. The guys predict scores for week one and then go to bed.