Professor Steven Bank of UCLA joined Ian (/u/ArmasKarhu) this week to talk about his solution for a CBA compromise and the CBA situation as a whole. Ian goes on to ramble by himself about Miami’s expansion prospects.
2015 is lining up to be a major year for MLS and American soccer. Many see the league’s 20th season as the most important yet; with the World Cup bump, 2 expansion teams entering, and a landmark television deal. But this year is also a turning point in my own personal soccer experience. This will be my 4th full year as a Sounders season ticket holder, but my first somewhere other than the supporters section. What was unthinkable just a few short years ago is now inevitable due to environmental and personal changes.
Pete (/u/punkrockpete) returns from his small absence to talk with Ian (/u/ArmasKarhu) about how attractive Dom Dwyer is, why Las Vegas isn’t getting a team, and how DC United won the best trophy in American sport. Later, Ian asks if Orlando City’s opener will eclipse Seattle’s.
Nach (/u/niton) from the Two United Fans podcast tells us why Minnesota United would fit nicely into MLS. Also, Ian (/u/ArmasKarhu) and James (/u/nefariousjoe) discuss a couple of fascinating historical MLS what-ifs.
Joshua Beeman (/u/walawalabeans) of Reckless Challenge tells us why Sacramento Republic should be in MLS. Also, Chris (/u/patlanips11) and Ian (/u/ArmasKarhu) argue the Klinsmann Out narrative.
Sixteen and a half years after Piotr Nowak, Chris Armas, Zach Thornton made Little Ian cry, I finally revisited the 1998 MLS Cup Final.
Which is the best team in MLS history? Ian (/u/ArmasKarhu) and James (/u/nefariousjoe) argue this question in a special edition of slashMLS. Either way, Bruce Arena wins.
James (/u/nefariousjoe), Ian (/u/ArmasKarhu), and Josh (97227ist) break down the utility and effectiveness of the 3-5-2 in the US Men’s National Team after their 3-2 defeat to Chile.