In this pod we had a chance to sit down with Steve Bayley of Non-League America. If you aren't following them on social media - you should do that right now. These guys uncover the lower leagues of soccer in the United States. They are extremely passionate about what they do in regards to not only covering teams from afar, but traveling across the nation to see these teams play. From the NPSL to the true semi-professional leagues around the country, Non-League America is your source for knowledge about the lower-league game of soccer in the USA
Did you know that it's Black History month? We decided to celebrate the first black MLS free agents who are free at last! Free at last! Thank God almighty, free at last! We weigh in on the COPA 100 draw and the group of death belonging to Haiti. CONCACAF Champions League starts up. Will Steven Gerrard survive Mexico? Minnesota United FC. Atlanta Silverbacks. Minneapolis City SC. Harpos FC. FC Fargo. Jerry Sandusky.
The Force from the North! In this pod we had a chance to chat with the President of FC Fargo, Tim Singleton. He takes us through the day to day operations of starting a soccer club, fostering community relationships, to their next season in the American Premier League. There's also some hardware on the line this year with Minneapolis City SC - thanks to the good people at Summit Brewing!
While Todd is having a romantic getaway in Telluride, Richard and Jose hold down the fort. The Chinese Super League is once again the talk of the town as Obafemi Martins has switched CenturyLink Field for Shanghai. Harry Shipp is off to Montreal Impact while Chicago Sting Trust has suspended operations. David Romney is apparently not related at all to Mitt Romney and Marco Pappa has been training with the Colorado Rapids.
Prost! In our third and final installment with Rapids supporters we sit down with Jeff Murschel (drink slinger) Mark aka @rapidsrabbi from SB Nation blog - Burgundy Wave, and last but not least, Aash Anand - Mr. World Wide!
The conversation remains the same – Why support the Rapids and some other stuff…like drinking Boddingtons!
While the Ping Ping Chinese Super League has recently been the talk of the town, Bruce Arena continues to raise eyebrows with comments made towards the structure of Major League Soccer. Meanwhile, discovery tags leave many people scratching their heads, and the new scudetto in MLS is a large gold star. Sorry Seattle...Also, congrats to amateur side Minneapolis City SC.
Prost! In our second installment with Rapids supporters we sit down with Shea Kikonu Ma'afala, Miguel Sifuentes, and Ian Van Mater. The conversation remains the same - Why support the Rapids and some other stuff...
Let the fun begin!
Matt Miazga to Chelsea. Eric Palmer-Brown to Porto. The Colorado Rapids work to cover up all remaining sharp objects with adhesive and padding so Marco Pappa can walk freely around the training pitch. Shkelzen Gashi signs. Freddy Adu. USMNT defeat Iceland. And Juan Carlos Osorio doesn't believe MLS is Major enough for his Mexican National Team players. NO Jordan Morris talk.