Local San Jose sports radio show talks with a fan from DC about the upcoming opening game of the 1996 Inaugural MLS season, between SJ and DC.
The gang gets together to review a less than thrilling slate of games from week 3. The discussion continues around what tiers teams belong in, including: the Revs continuing slump, Dallas’ hot start, and whether Montreal’s potential CCL win would come with an asterisk. Pete (/u/punkrockpete) also pitches a trade to Ian (/u/ArmasKarhu) involving their teams, which is not received as well as hoped.
For the first time this year all 5 members of the slashMLS team get together, and recap week 2. While discussing the weekend’s action, we cover superlatives like Most Surprising and Most Impressive. Pete’s (/u/punkrockpete) carefully crafted moment is stolen, the gang discusses what’s right with Dallas and wrong with New England, and Josh (/u/97227ist) makes an instantly regrettable bet.
James (/u/NefariousJoe) and Pete (/u/punkrockpete) discuss the fantastic start to MLS’ 20th season, and review the games of the opening weekend.
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.
This week the gang welcomes /u/skaranger13, creator of the Tournament of States kits to dicuss his magnificent project. Then James (/u/nefariousjoe) and Pete (/u/punkrockpete) talk plenty of trash while previewing the Western Conference Final, and /u/thecoleslaw joins us to talk about the Revs and Lee Nguyen.
This week we have our first ever LA Galaxy fan on! James (/u/nefariousjoe) discusses home-and-home series with Seattle for the shield. We also argue about the merits and qualifications for Coach of the Year and MVP, Josh (/u/97227ist) deals with Portland’s season, and Ian (/u/ArmasKarhu) educates Pete (/u/punkrockpete) on more history from the fabled 1998 season.
The gang makes it to recording 2 weeks in a row, which has Chris declaring it a comeback. This week we talk Garber vs. Klinsmann smack-down, shake-up in San Jose, shifting conferences in 2015, and finally the availability of squirrel-sized Timbers jerseys.