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Month: August 2017

Ep 55: Flights of Fancy

This is more like it. Let’s have a show before the weekend rather than after for once. This week, Dave and Carol take a deep dive into NYCFC’s stadium situation. Also, they take a look at whether or not the league would ever get fed up with the team sharing a stadium with the Yankees, and allow them to move to a different city. Then, what do charter flights have to do with the league, and how could they be important in the next CBA negotiations? All this and more!

Here’s a look at why NYCFC fans expect more long-distance “home” games:

https://www.hudsonriverblue.com/2017/8/23/16187702/nycfc-stadium-news-pratt-whitney-uconn-yankee-stadium-houston

And the Bleacher Report article from 2011 on which teams are, or rather were, ripe for relocation:

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/927804-mls-relocation-4-teams-that-need-to-find-a-new-home

Here’s Paul Tenorio’s piece on how charter flights could effect the next CBA:

https://www.fourfourtwo.com/us/features/mls-next-cba-negotiations-2020-charter-flights-travel

And finally, what does Chad Marshall look like when in an airplane?

Ep 54: Judgement Day

Hey all! We’re back! Perhaps, slightly delayed, but hey, and eclipse certainly demands it’s own time. This week Dave and Carol dive into VAR, and whether or not Kaka’s red card was deserved. Then we take a look at some recent attempts to get MLS to adopt promotion and relegation. Finally, Pablo Mastreoni was fired by the Rapids. Was it the right move, and who’s next on the hot seat? All this and more on this week’s episode!

Here’s Bobby Warsaw’s take on Kaka’s red card:

https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2017/08/14/warshaw-why-referee-did-right-thing-show-kaka-red-card

Here’s the story on MP & Silva’s media rights offer:

http://www.espnfc.com/major-league-soccer/story/3164144/mls-rejected-$4-billion-media-rights-deal-that-hinged-on-promotion-and-relegation

And the lawsuit in Sports Court:

http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/mls/article165360022.html#storylink=cpy

And just for fun, here’s the wikipedia article on the Court of Arbitration in Sport:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Court_of_Arbitration_for_Sport

Finally, here’s Matt Doyle’s take on Pablo Matreoni’s time in Colorado:

https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2017/08/15/armchair-analyst-rapids-season-tatters-end-comes-pablo

Ep 53: Many Happy Returns

It’s August, and Carol’s back in the studio! Yays! This week, we have a short moment with friend-of-the-show Sam to talk about computer stuff that is frankly above Dave’s head. Then we break down All-Star games, coaching changes, and the beginning of VAR. Is the game gonna be better for this? Take a listen and find out.

Here’s Sounder at Heart’s breakdown on VAR:

https://www.sounderatheart.com/2017/8/1/16023240/var-mls-faq

Update: The audio of the show is now actually posted. Sorry about that.

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