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Now displaying: April, 2015
Apr 28, 2015

Week 8 of the 2015 MLS season is in the books, and boy oh boy, was it a good one! The 20 goals scored in 4 games on Saturday night give Andy and Charles plenty to talk about, including Columbus Crew SC 4-1 Philadelphia Union; New England Revolution 4-0 Real Salt Lake; Orlando City SC 0-2 Toronto FC; Vancouver Whitecaps 1-2 D.C. United; New York Red Bulls 1-1 LA Galaxy.

Apr 28, 2015

In today's episode, Andy and Charles discuss Sporting KC's 4-4 draw with the Houston Dynamo, which might go down as the MLS Game of the Year; discuss what's going on with SKC's set-piece defending and goalkeeper Luis Marin; and look into xG (expected goals) statistics to profile the SKC attack.

Apr 23, 2015

Week 7 of the 2015 MLS season is in the books, and there's a whole host of great games from over the weekend for Andy and Charles to discuss, including Columbus Crew SC 3-0 Orlando City SC; FC Dallas 3-2 Toronto FC; Real Salt Lake 0-1 Vancouver Whitecaps; and Philadelphia Union 1-2 New York City FC. 

Apr 23, 2015

In today's episode, Andy and Charles discuss Sporting KC's 2-1 loss to the LA Galaxy, why in the world SKC are so BORING to watch at the moment, a potential light at the end of the tunnel and the coming weekend's opponent, the Houston Dynamo.

Apr 14, 2015

Week 6 of the 2015 MLS season is in the books, and what the hell, the Colorado Rapids scored FOUR goals and won a game? That's weird, so Andy and Charles have plenty to say about that, Vancouver Whitecaps 2-2 Colombus Crew SC, D.C. United 2-2 New York Red Bulls and LA Galaxy 1-0 Seattle Sounders. Also, a depressing update to a previous Stat of the Week.

Apr 14, 2015

In today's episode, Andy and Charles discuss Sporting KC's 0-0 draw with Real Salt Lake, Ike Opara's potentially season-ending Achilles injury, who the defense turns to now and the coming weekend's opponent, the LA Galaxy.

Apr 7, 2015

Week 5 of the 2015 MLS season is in the books, and the league's international stars are back. And what do you know — so is the good soccer that we've come to expect of most MLS teams. Games discussed: Vancouver Whitecaps 2-0 LA Galaxy; Portland Timbers 3-1 FC Dallas; Chicago Fire 3-2 Toronto FC; Colorado Rapids 0-2 New England Revolution.

Apr 7, 2015

In today's episode, Andy and Charles discuss Sporting KC's first home victory of the 2015 season, a 3-2 stoppage-time thriller over the Philadelphia Union, the team's continued struggles to create chances and what they will ultimately look like in September and October.

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