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Dave and Carol talk about MLS

Month: March 2018

Ep 72: Plant Your Flag

You know what supporters groups love? When fans of other teams opine on their internal conflicts. That’s why Dave and Carol had to talk about a discussion going on in Atlanta about the the use of large flags in the Supporter’s Section. Looks like Carol also was right about the Miami stadium situation, so we definitely had to give her a chance to be smug about it. Also, what did MLS players have to say under anonymity about the league, US Soccer, and other subjects? Find out this week on episode 72!

Here’s the article (and the surprisingly polite and reasonable comments section) about the flags in Atlanta:
https://www.dirtysouthsoccer.com/2018/3/19/17140138/let-s-talk-about-supporter-section-flags

Here’s a look at the stadium mess in Miami:
http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/barry-jackson/article206316559.html

Then there’s the entire player poll from ESPN:
http://www.espn.com/soccer/major-league-soccer/19/blog/post/3417935/2018-mls-anonymous-player-survey-us-world-cup-failure-promotion-relegation-salaries-more

And though it happened after we recorded, I couldn’t not include Zlatan Ibrahimovic announcing his arrival in LA as only he could do:
https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2018/03/23/zlatan-ibrahimovic-takes-out-full-page-ad-los-angeles-times

Ep 71: Bigger Picture

It’s time we got the lawyers involved. Unfortunately, none of them would return our calls. So instead, this week, Dave and Carol decided to explain the State of Ohio’s lawsuit against the Columbus Crew with out any expertise at all. Surely nothing could go wrong there. Also, CONCACAF Champions League… Do we care? And should we? And what are things looking like in LA these days? All this and more this week!

Here’s Sport’s Illustrated’s take on the Ohio lawsuit:

https://www.si.com/soccer/2018/03/06/columbus-crew-lawsuit-austin-texas-relocation-precourt-mls-ohio-modell-law

And here’s an article from the Austin American Statesman with some actual legal opinions:

https://www.mystatesman.com/sports/soccer/ohio-suit-could-latest-roadblock-effort-move-crew-austin/iLCAXGKwfGKTmwOVUQjeHP/

Ep 70: Soccer McSoccerface

The season is upon us! This week, Dave and Carol sit down to discuss thew newly announced expansion cities, and why there still might be room for doubt in Miami. Then, they give an update on the status of Columbus. Finally, there were some big transfers this offseason. What would it be like to get transferred? We’re excited to be back to discuss all this and more!

Here’s an article on the San Diego “Footy McFootyface” joke with the video included. Go read, it’s a lot of fun: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2017/04/01/rip-footy-mcfooty-face-san-diego-soccer-team-will-be-called-something-else-awesome/?utm_term=.533534143d21

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