In this rundown of the Week 8 action, Chris (/u/patlanips11) commends Columbus’s throttling of Philly, Pete (/u/punkrockpete) celebrates the Seattle-Portland game, and Ian (/u/ArmasKarhu) makes regrettable dietary decisions. Also, Zach the Ref (/u/morbuzaan) stops by to talk Houston-SKC.
Our old friend Dennis (/u/denMAR) joins us to talk all things Canada, including the Greg Vanney situation, CCL, and the Women’s World Cup.
Ian (/u/ArmasKarhu) and James (/u/nefariousjoe) argue about Greg Vanney, Brek Shea, and San Jose’s centerbacks while discussing a moderately entertaining Week 7.
The gang talked with Tony Sanneh about his time with DC United and the USMNT, Bruce Arena’s coaching style, and his non-profit The Sanneh Foundation in Minnesota.
Eric Gehrig joins us to talk about Chicago’s turnaround, Harry Shipp, and the best player he’s ever played against. Also, Ian (/u/ArmasKarhu) and James (/u/nefariousjoe) are less than enthused about Montreal’s CCL run and Chris (/u/patlanips11) complains about Columbus’s epic road trip.
In our Week 5 recap, the gang starts fearing the new Best Team in the League in Vancouver, Ian (/u/ArmasKarhu) bemusedly watches his DC United continue to win, and Josh’s (/u/97227ist) Portland inches him ever closer to fulfilling a bet. Also, referee correspondent Zach (/u/morbuzaan) reflects on the best and worst officiating of the weekend.
Ian (/u/ArmasKarhu) talks with Soccernomics author Dr. Stefan Szymanski about the economic future of MLS as it relates to the global soccer market.
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.
Ian (/u/ArmasKarhu) and James (/u/nefariousjoe) discuss a week of soccer that was so listless, Ian couldn’t even celebrate DC’s victory over James’s LA.
Seattle Sounders 2 General Manager Andrew Opatkiewicz discusses the unique challenges of running an MLS-owned USL franchise. Also, Ian (/u/ArmasKarhu) gets choked up about Minnesota and the gang dissects another disappointing USMNT friendly.