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Now displaying: April, 2016
Apr 29, 2016

Week 7 of the 2016 MLS season is in the books, and Andy and Charles kick things off this week by talking about Sporting Kansas City's next opponent, the LA Galaxy (0:30), followed by thoughts on New York Red Bulls 3-2 Orlando City SC (16:00), Vancouver Whitecaps 3-0 FC Dallas (25:00), and Montreal Impact 0-2 Toronto FC (33:00).

Apr 29, 2016

In today's episode, Andy and Charles break down Sporting KC's 1-0 loss to the San Jose Earthquakes (5:30), including referee's Jair Marrufo's shocking missed call on a penalty kick/red card (23:00), followed by the 1-1 draw with the Vancouver Whitecaps (41:30). Preview of Sunday's game against LA Galaxy can be found in the MLS segment of this week's show.

Apr 21, 2016

Week 6 of the 2016 MLS season is in the books, and Andy and Charles are back to discuss all the goings-on around the league, which includes but is not limited to: Houston Dynamo 1-4 LA Galaxy (1:00), Orlando City SC 2-2 New England Revolution and the refereeing controversy that accompanied (19:00), a game of "Real or Fake?" (35:30) featuring the Colorado Rapids, Real Salt Lake and Toronto FC.

Apr 21, 2016

In today's episode, Andy and Charles discuss Sporting KC's 2-1 loss to the Colorado Rapids (6:00), which includes discussion about Peter Vermes' decision to rotate players but not tactics (15:30). Attention is then turned to Sporting's 2-1 loss to FC Dallas (30:00), followed by a preview of this week's game at the San Jose Earthquakes (47:30) and another run of three games in eight days next week.

Apr 13, 2016

Week 5 of the 2016 MLS season is in the books, and Andy and Charles are back to discuss Nigel de Jong's inevitable injuring of one of MLS's star attackers (0:30), Montreal Impact 2-0 Columbus Crew SC (25:00), and FC Dallas 2-2 San Jose Earthquakes (37:30).

Apr 13, 2016

In today's episode, Andy and Charles discuss Sporting KC's 2-0 victory over the New York Red Bulls (5:30), which featured more strong performances from Dom Dwyer (8:00) and Tim Melia (20:00, and the return of Ike Opara (32:00). Also on the agenda: how Peter Vermes will handle the Wednesday-Sunday back-to-back against the Colorado Rapids and FC Dallas.

Apr 6, 2016

Week 4 of the 2016 MLS season is upon us, and Andy and Charles are back to review the three biggest matchups of the weekend — Orlando City SC 4-1 Portland Timbers, FC Dallas 1-1 Columbus Crew SC and Seattle Sounders 1-0 Montreal Impact — as well as hand out some first-month-of-the-season awards for MVP, Young Player of the Year and Coach of the Year.

Apr 6, 2016

In today's episode, Andy and Charles begin with an impromptu discussion about all the ways in which MLS is holding itself back and creating a frustratingly poorer product than need be (6:00) before breaking down Sporting KC's 2-1 loss to Real Salt Lake (34:00), and emergence of Amadou Dia as the permanent starter at left back (44:00).

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