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Month: December 2017

Ep 68: ‘Tis the Postseason

Well, that wraps it up for MLS in 2017. This week, Dave and Carol chat with Steve Gennaro from TFC Live to talk about the MLS Cup Final, and what it’s looking like on the streets of Toronto these days. Also, there was an expansion draft. Just what does it mean when a player isn’t protected? And what should it mean? What sort of loyalty does a team owe it’s players? All this and more this week on our final show of the year.

First off, let’s get to some videos. Any excuse to play Cash’s cover of Hurt is a good excuse:

Then there’s the most Johnny Cash song ever written, I Hung My Head:

And the disturbingly bad original version by Sting:

And finally, a rare misstep by Cash.. his cover of Cats in the Cradle:

Okay… now on to more soccer stuff. Here’s Osvaldo Alonso’s tweet:

And here’s a breakdown of who LAFC took in the Expansion Draft (Turns out it wasn’t just Tyler Miller):

https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2017/12/12/2017-mls-expansion-draft

Ep 67: Nothing to Lose

It’s that time. It’s the biggest game of the year. It’s the rematch that we’ve all been looking for. Unless you don’t live in Toronto or Seattle… but still. This week Dave and Carol talk about the Conference Final games, and preview the MLS Cup final this weekend. Also, they give some solid advice about decision making. Also, a listener question about switching to the FIFA calendar. We also talk about some of our podcasting compatriots, and whether or not we’re a Sounders podcast. Admittedly, the closer the Sounders get to an MLS Cup, the more homer our show becomes. The real test will be how we cover an MLS Cup that we’re not a part of. Here’s hoping that day never comes. Finally, there is an expansion draft coming, and they have thoughts. Enjoy this packed episode!

First off… if you’re like Dave and love dissecting music, you really should give a listen to Song Exploder:

http://songexploder.net

There’s the fantastic article from Waking the Red:

https://www.wakingthered.com/2017/12/5/16739352/seattle-sounders-toronto-fc-mls-cup-final

Also, Here’s the Sounders Protectinator page… I’m not sure if any other SB Nation pages did one:

https://www.sounderatheart.com/2017/12/7/16744300/the-protectinator-2018-sounders-mls-expansion-draft

And finally, here’s Angels on Parade (not Angel City Brigade) mock-draft picks:

https://www.angelsonparade.com/2017/12/6/16739706/mock-mls-expansion-draft-lafc-alexander-ring-romell-quioto-will-bruin-drew-moor-david-bingham

Oh, and as an added bonus, here’s who Sounder at Heart protected in their mock-draft:

https://www.sounderatheart.com/2017/12/6/16742018/angels-on-parade-picks-will-bruin-in-mock-expansion-draft

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