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Columbus Crew controversy is best thing that could happen to MLS

World Soccer Talk is the weekly soccer podcast on the topic of watching soccer on TV, online and apps.

In the NEW episode, number 49, Kartik Krishnaiyer and Christopher Harris cover a range of topics including:

• Why the Columbus Crew controversy could be the best thing that happened to MLS,

• News about the River Plate-Boca Juniors game being streamed in the US,

• Details about YouTube TV being added to new streaming devices,

• How the Bundesliga is leading the way with new audio technology,

• Plus feedback and questions from you in the Listener Mailbag section.

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  1. NaBUru38

    November 3, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    The new Austin team should have no Crew branding.

    They should wear green shirts, in reference to the dollars they chased.

  2. Tom

    November 3, 2017 at 9:25 am

    We have been (somewhat long distance) fans of the Crew for more than a decade and went to the 2006 WC in Germany with other fans of the team to see the US games. Great group and a good time despite the team’s performance there.
    This contrived move may be just ‘soccer business ‘ for MLS but I’ll treat the move as a betrayal of a genuinely spirited fan base who represent a team deserving of better.
    When the MLB put business ahead of the World Series in 1994, they lost me as a fan and MLS will lose me here too if the move from Columbus occurs.

  3. Maverick

    November 2, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    Mls is so minor league compared to EPL…no interest in watching at all. Glad we won’t be in next World Cup which is a total waste of time.

  4. Tim

    November 2, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    I know this is a good thing for ratings short term but bad for MLS. I dont think people realize how many like myself gave MLS a chance and after finding out that they want to move an original team that started it all and has supported MLS from day one we are done. This is not just the owner, this is the league for letting it happen as well. I started to be skeptical after Jermaine Jones signed and they had a blind draw to put him on a team…Literally put a team name in a hat and picked (probably). MLS just feels like WWE for soccer fans. You know the athletes are real and giving real effort but the end result is contrived and manufactured.

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