Category: Major League Soccer Talk

MLS Talk Podcast : This Week in US Soccer, September 1, 2011

On the latest edition of the Major League Soccer Talk Podcast : This Week in US Soccer, your hosts (the Chris and Chris of American soccer) bring you a view of the beautiful game from an American and regional perspective.  The crew starts off with an array of MLS and Yanks Abroad news, before analyzing Jurgen Klinnsman’s second roster of callups for the USMNT.  After briefly looking ahead to the upcoming friendlies, the CCL’s Group Matchday 2 and the semi – finals of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup are broken down. To close out the show … a hurricane ... Read more

MLS Talk Podcast : This Week In US Soccer, August 24, 2011

On the latest edition of the Major League Soccer Talk Podcast : This Week in US Soccer … your hosts Chris Webb and Chris Riordan bring you a view of the beautiful game from an American and regional perspective.  As always of late, it’s another jam – packed show … after running through a relatively quiet week of News, Chris and Chris devote top billing to MLS’ perfect run in Matchday 1 of the CONCACAF Champions League Group Stage, including FC Dallas’s record setting first MLS club victory in Mexico. The second half of the show breaks down a very busy ... Read more

MLS Reaping The Benefits of Their Club’s Youth Academies

When Major League Soccer opened up shop back in 1996 it was mostly to create and sustain this division one league that would help the US National Team to grow and get better in every single match they perform in as well as all the clubs to do well. But the one thing that didn’t happen right off the bat was the creation of their own youth Academies. Sure the Super Draft is a pipeline to the college players wanting to go pro like the rest of the professional sports leagues in Canada and USA. When it came time for ... Read more

SuperDraft Review, USMNT Midfielders Invade England: Major League Soccer Talk Podcast

Last week’s SuperDraft went exactly as planned, right? Not exactly, according to everybody who was surprised Omar Salgaso went first, and judging by the reaction from the coverage, that means everybody outside of Vancouver. On this edition of the Major League Soccer Talk podcast, Kevin McCauley joins me to talk about the wisdom of selecting a 17-year-old “beanpole” first overall and whether the SuperDraft is mature enough to have any wisdom surrounding it at all. Also, we get caught up on a active week of new from around the league and the national team: Henry linked with Leicester City; Jermaine ... Read more

Finding Context on Another Departure: Major League Soccer Talk Podcast

Edson Buddle has left Major League Soccer. What at first seemed like a thin, spurious connection was affirmed on Monday, with 2. Bundesliga’s 17th place Inglostadt signing the now former Los Angeles Galaxy striker. On this edition of the Major League Soccer Talk podcast, myself and co-host Christopher Riordan talk about the whys, hows and what nows of Buddle’s departure – how it impacts league, club, national team, and us. Eventually we transition to a topic neither of us are experts on: SuperDraft, to be held Thursday in Baltimore.

Pre-Show Open Thread: Major League Soccer Talk Podcast

As if mimicking Gob while The Final Countdown blared in the background, Major League Soccer hass made the wrong things disappear. At least that’s what you’d be led to believe if you listen to the dissension of fans, with Major League Soccer finishing it’s second playoff weekend with four Western Conference teams alive in the playoffs. On tonight’s recording of the Major League Soccer Talk Podcast, I am joined by Jeremiah Oshan (possibly others) to talk about that as well as make a crucial decision: Do we give-in to the tide and make this show into a protest of all ... Read more

Why Tim Ream, Not Andy Najar, Should Have Been Named MLS Rookie of the Year

Now that Major League Soccer has started to give out their awards in certain categories, there is one they’ve awarded that is highly questionable. That’s the Rookie of the Year category. The three nominees were Danny Mwanga of the Philadelphia Union, Tim Ream of the New York Red Bulls and Andy Najar of DC United. To win this category, I believe you need to consider rookies having solid seasons, from start to finish, to win that award. Unbelievably, Najar was voted by MLS as Rookie of the Year. From a terrible season for the club in our Nation’s Capital he ... Read more

Major League Soccer Weekend Review: MLS Talk Podcast

While Real Salt Lake and Seattle were affirming their places as the league’s form teams, Los Angeles, Dallas, and New York were dealt setbacks. On this edition of the Major League Soccer Talk Podcast, myself and Christopher Riordan take inventory of the league with one week left in the regular season.