John (/u/JohnMLTX) of Reckless Challenge joins us to talk about the USL Pro’s new format and its prospects going forward. Also, James (/u/NefariousJoe) rants about the turf situation in the Women’s World Cup and Ian (/u/ArmasKarhu) enjoys his sexy new mic.
LD retires to his plow and Stevie G comes in to replace him on the field, in our hearts and in AEG’s shirt profit ledger. He brings with him world class chance creation, a legitimate physical presence in central midfield and LA’s first dead-ball specialist since David Beckham left the team in 2012. He should prove to be an instrumental piece of LA’s continued reign of terror over the MLS standings, playoffs, and the chances of other teams at taking home the coveted MLS cup, right?
Antti (/u/SisuSoccer) returns from the Finnish bars to talk with the gang about Jozy, the MLS Draft, and how MLS is viewed internationally.
Stuart Barefoot of Small League Stu joins us to talk little leagues, the state of podcasting, and soccer supporters’ culture. Also, the gang discusses the potential Jozy for Defoe trade.
I should be crying tears of joy. As a DC United fan, few things are supposed to delight more than beating New York 5-0, or over and over in the playoffs, or watching them never win anything of substance.
Already gone was the most important player in Metros history. And now, so is the most important coach. A guy who, in his two seasons, won two things the franchise had been itching to win since the 1996 playoffs: a major trophy and a playoff series against DC.
Phil from Chapel Hill, aka Metro Phill, joins the gang to talk about Mike Petke’s surprise firing and the state of the New York support. Also James (/u/nefariousjoe) discusses the Gerrard signing, Ian (/u/ArmasKarhu) lobbies for even more playoff changes, and Pete (/u/punkrockpete) explains the Lagerwey signing.
It was a relatively successful year for the slashMLS podcast crew. Pete (/u/punkrockpete) got engaged to his lovely Sounders fan ladyfriend. Josh (/u/97227ist) traveled to China and South America and Serbia and Turkey and Columbus and holds the record for having met the most slashMLS cast members (three!). I’m not sure what Chris (/u/patlanips11) has been up to but I think he went to one or two soccer games. And we welcomed James (/u/nefariousjoe), whose stupid team won MLS Cup.
Real Pete (/u/DoctorDank) and Zach (/u/SomeCruzDude) join us for a special “What Do You Want for Christmas?” edition of slashMLS.