At least we are this week. Dave and Carol were joined by the fantastic Nate Bowling of the Nerd Farmer podcast (As well as about 50 other shows) to talk about everything Sounders. First, they open up with a discussion of the S2 match they went to, and the nature of minor league soccer in general. Then they dug deep into what’s going wrong in Seattle, and how much blame should be spread around.
Hello again! This week, Dave makes Carol’s day by naming the show after a knitting phenomenon. They looked at Wayne Rooney’s potential transfer to DC United. Then they discuss the departure of Arsene Wenger’s departure at Liverpool, and whether or not we’ll ever see a coach last 20 plus years again. And finally, since this is an MLS show, they break down what the table looks like one third through the season.
No links this time, because Dave forgot to write them down. What a maroon.
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.
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:
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!
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!
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:
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!
Hey everybody! We’re still alive! It’s been a long offseason, and there’s a lot to talk about. However, we’re not going to talk about any of that here. This week, Dave and Carol were joined by friend-of-the-Show Sam to play and react to some, shall we say lesser known soccer video games. This one’s quite a bit different than our usual fare, but we had a lot of fun, and hope you do too. Enjoy!
For fun, here’s a nice little review of Animal Soccer world:
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: