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Month: April 2018

Ep 75: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

How bad can it get? This week, Dave and Carol take a look at Vancouver’s meltdown in Kansas City. How bad was it? How can a team shake it off? Has there been any other meltdowns like that? Also, someone is releasing a soccer training app, and Carol has some *thoughts* about it.

Here’s all of Sounder At Heart’s coverage of the Red Card Wedding:
https://www.sounderatheart.com/2015/6/19/8814439/red-card-wedding-clint-dempsey-faces-suspension-for-ripping-refs-log

Here’s fourfourtwo’s list of best Galaxy/Earthquakes games in history, leading off with the Galaxy’s playoff meltdown:
https://www.fourfourtwo.com/us/features/top-moments-san-jose-earthquakes-la-galaxy-history-california-clasico-mls

Here’s the story on the football training app:
https://medium.com/@rohan_578/the-worlds-greatest-football-training-app-148ed3298f81

Here’s the LA Times story on Zlatan’s childhood:
http://www.latimes.com/sports/soccer/la-sp-galaxy-ibrahimovic-20180407-story.html

Here’s the Buzzfeed video with Tyler Miller:
https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2018/04/24/can-regular-people-get-pk-past-lafc-keeper-tyler-miller

And finally, here’s Cristiano Ronaldo Reagan’s wikipedia page:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cristiano_Ronaldo

Ep 74: Five Angry Men

What the hell is going on with the disciplinary committee? This week, Carol and Dave break down the history of the DisCo, and what some of their other decisions look like. Also, friend-of-the-show Woody had some thoughts about Dave and Tyson’s discussion on Minnesota. Hear all about it this week!

Just one article to look at today. Here’s a somewhat dated, but interesting, look at the murky reality of the Disciplinary Committee:

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=4&ved=0ahUKEwjB_N7M89HaAhUKr1QKHeyLDTQQFghBMAM&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.socceramerica.com%2Fpublications%2Farticle%2F57283%2Fmls-disciplinary-committee-works-in-mysterious-way.html&usg=AOvVaw3RcToEX0MHxRIjZv4YCx_2

Ep 73: Some Sort of Direction

Hello again! Carol couldn’t make it this week, so Dave decided to welcome back long-time friend of the show Tyson this week. The two of them discussed Zlatan’s mind-blowing MLS debut, and what’s happening in LA. Then they cover some comments about respect in Minnesota. And finally, Bruce Arena is releasing a tell-all book about his experiences as a coach, and his thoughts on the USMNT. We thoughts of our own!

Here’s a look at the very first El Trafico:
http://www.espn.com/soccer/la-galaxy/story/3438193/zlatan-ibrahimovic-scores-two-stunning-goals-in-mls-debut-with-la-galaxy

Here’s the story on Francisco Calvo’s comments about respect in Minnesota:
https://www.twincities.com/2018/03/31/uniteds-first-million-dollar-player-darwin-quintero-says-we-go-for-everything/

Here’s the Washington Post’s take on the new Bruce Arena book:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/soccer-insider/wp/2018/04/03/bruce-arenas-new-book-reveals-jurgen-klinsmanns-firing-nearly-happened-six-months-earlier/?utm_term=.ef3a90689b10

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