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.
Expansive discussion with one of our favorite writers and podcasters - Jon Townsend. We chat about Clint Irwin. The U.S. Open Cup. Promoting an open system in the United States. Harpos FC. Tim Howard. Marvell Wynne v. Cristiano Ronaldo. Supporting local soccer. MLS - NASL - USL. Homegrown Academies and the pay to play model. The college soccer system and the NCAA. We also mention that Marvell Wynne likes cats.
Christian Pulisic. Jordan Morris. Werder Bremen. Harpos FC. Bruce Arena the dissenter? NASL expansion talk, and commissioner Bill Peterson debates championship leagues vs. reserve leagues.
Black holes exist in Colorado! We're just telling you what we heard. Clint Irwin was shipped off to Toronto FC. The last Colorado Rapids supporter is left fuming! We talk Jordan Morris and Werder Bremen. Eric Wynalda hopes an NASL team wins the U.S. Open Cup. Marco Pappa falls on a knife. Merritt Paulson isn't a fan of Jurgen and/or Andy Herzog.
We check in with Paul, the host of ATL Gorilla Talk and member of the NASL Atlanta Trust in this episode. The conversation traverses a few peaks and valleys as we cover Atlanta, USSF, supporter movements, Pro/Rel, the recent developments from the Sting Trust in Chicago, and illegal poaching.
Atlanta Silverbacks will be playing unplugged in 2016. MLS Combine talk and the questions we would have asked. Super Draft of years past. Peter No-Wak. Chicago Sting. Rochester Rhinos. Harpos FC will wait for their opponent in the first round of the US Open Cup. Haji Wright signs with NY Cosmos.
Happy New Year! The guys start with their footie resolutions. Also on the docket; Jordan Morris. Canadian talk including how Canadians need to relish their Canadianness with their own league! NPSL expansion talk along with San Diego to MLS rumors. Bleacher Report's 100 players to watch in 2016. Ashley Cole. LAFC is pink, or at least it should be. and Paul the Octopus was killed by a German crime syndicate.
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.