Don’t get us wrong. We have nothing against Ben Olsen, and we don’t want to see him fired. It’s just that in light of Carl Robinson’s exit in Vancouver, we can’t help but wonder how Olsen still has a job. So this week Carol and Dave took a deeper look at the two coaches, and what they’ve accomplished to try to shed some light on why Olsen is still employed when so many other coaches aren’t. Also, we say farewell to a journeyman player who is finally hanging up the cleats after 13 years and 7 teams in MLS.
Welcome Back! This week, Dave and Carol talk all about sports strikes. For some reason, the subject of labor strikes has been on their mind. First the take a look at the various labor stoppages in the four other big US sports. Then they delve into what reasons MLS players might go on strike. And finally, they discuss why players in La Liga are considering striking. Also, Sigi Schmid steps down at the Galaxy. What does his second stint in LA mean for his legacy?
You can thank friend-of-the-show Warbs for that little gem of a title. Welcome back! Of course, this week Carol and Dave are going to talk about the retirement of Clint Dempsey. They delve into his career, and what he meant to them. Also, Austin FC may not have a team yet, but they certainly have a logo. There are opinions to be had about the crest, and the nerve of the people who designed it. All this and more!
Hello again! We are back, and we got a great one for you. This week, Carol and Dave discuss the all female broadcast team for the DC United vs New England game. Is this just a one-off, or are we turning a corner when it comes to female voices in the broadcast booth? Also, they take a look at the current table, and what sort of oddities can be found there. Enjoy!
Since this week was mostly commentary on things in the show, there’s no notes this week. Fascinating.
Hey everybody! We’re back! We’re not sick, and we can breath! So let’s talk about superstitions! This week, Dave and Carol talk about sports superstitions, are they real, or are they even meant to be real. Also, Wayne Rooney did something amazing. Is he getting more credit than he deserves? Also, hear about the time Carol went up to the mountain in search of a guru… or humility… or something.
Hello again! Carol’s out of town, so this week Dave sat down with friend-of-the-show Mike Warbington. They had a rambling discussion that hit all sorts of different topics and even different sports. They took a look at where the Sounders are compared to the last two seasons. They also discussed a massive move for Vancouver homegrown player Alphonso Davies. And then how did VAR differ during the World Cup compared to in the league? All this, while dealing with a World Cup hangover.. it’s a packed one. Enjoy!
Hey all! We’re really excited about this week’s episode. Carol and Dave were joined by Patch, who is not only Brazilian and a soccer fan (but I repeat myself), but even worked at the 2014 World Cup! She shares some incredible stories and well as gives her opinions on the world of soccer, Neymar, and just who deserves a star on their crest. We had a ton of fun, and hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
What’s that? We’re back again so soon? You bet we are! This week, Dave and Carol dive into the controversy over Russia’s success this World Cup, and whether or not it’s deserved. Then Carol has dug up some more interesting World Cup History. First, what was going on with that Zinedine Zidane headbutt in 2006? And a look at the Anschluss game between West Germany and Austria in 1982. Here’s to more good history!
Let’s start off with what you all come here for, advertisements! Here’s the 2018 Nike World Cup ad which was focused on Brazil:
Here’s the 1998 ad that that was referenced in the one above:
Just for fun, here’s a couple other favorites of ours. There’s the 2010 Write The Future ad:
And finally 2014’s Winner Stays On ad:
Here’s Zinedine Zidane’s legendary goal in the 2002 UCL Final:
Let’s get back into the swing of things, shall we. Well, sort of. In this – slightly delayed – show, Dave and Carol talk about the World Cup group stage. They have some thoughts on Germany. Also, what exactly is this fair play rule that Senegal was eliminated by? And finally, Carol decide to dig into some World Cup history. More to come soon!
German coach Joachim Low is pretty gross. How gross? This gross:
Wow. It’s been awhile. How are all of you? We have a real short one here where we explain where we’ve been, followed by a couple conversations we recorded a couple weeks ago. We’ll be back again, and sooner this time. Glad to be back, and we hope you enjoy.