James, Chris, and Pete shake off the podcast rust by talking about their expectations for their respective teams (LA, Columbus, and Seattle). Plus, James and Chris get into a rousing #KlinsmannOut debate.
Chris (/u/patlanips11) and James (/u/NefariousJoe) discuss blowouts from week 25, the playoff races in the east and west, current and future expansion teams, and just what makes the Galaxy so good.
Chris (/u/patlanips11), James (/u/NefariousJoe), and Pete (/u/punkrockpete) recount the many accomplishments and great episodes of the podcast from the last 2 months. Then the gang transitions to discussing the recent glut of transfers and which teams have done better than others. Finally, wild claims and predictions are made about the playoffs and discussion over anyone but Giovinco can win the MVP award.
Ian (/u/ArmasKarhu) talks to women’s soccer scribe Beau Dure about the suddenly spectacular USWNT World Cup run, the tragic end to England’s, and how women’s soccer has changed over the last 20 years.
Major /r/MLS contributor Locria (/u/LocksTheFox) joins the gang to recap Week 16. She also talks hot sauce shots of sadness and promotion/relegation in International Women’s Hockey. Also, Zack the Ref swings by to express displeasure at Dempsey’s light punishment.
Zach the Ref (/u/morbuzaan) talks in depth with Pete (/u/punkrockpete) about Dempsey, referee interpretation, and the Red Card Wedding. Zach sticks around as /u/MGHeinz shows up just after the Cosmos victory in the Open Cup. We discuss the match, NASL, and the future path of the Cosmos.
Pete (/u/punkrockpete) returns from a once-in-a-lifetime vacation to recap MLS Week 15 with Ian (/u/ArmasKarhu) and James (/u/nefariousjoe). Also, John (/u/JohnMLTX) joins us again to talk US Open Cup and offer perspective on why his FC Dallas are suddenly the worst team in the league.
UCLA Law Professor Steven Bank joins Ian (/u/ArmasKarhu) and James (/u/nefariousjoe) to talk about the ongoing FIFA scandal and specifically the implications of the timing of Sepp’s Blatter resignation.
Josh Hakala, runner of thecup.us, talks to the gang about this year’s tournament, USL’s demolition of NASL, and the future of the Open Cup.
Dan Dickinson (/u/RemyDWD) of Gothamist talks to us after the momentous first match between New York Red Bulls and New York City FC.