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Now displaying: November, 2017
Nov 28, 2017

On today's episode, Andy and Charles discuss the surprising rumor linking Sporting KC striker Diego Rubio with a possible move to Liga MX (3:00), the dark cloud which continues to hang over MLS (24:00), Columbus Crew SC 0-0 Toronto FC in the East (42:00), and Houston Dynamo 0-2 Seattle Sounders in the West (48:30).

 
Nov 20, 2017

On today's MLS episode, Andy and Charles discuss the ongoing relocation saga in Columbus (0:30), the league's mishandling of that and the expansion process (17:00), preview the East (32:00) and West finals (42:30), and discuss Caleb Porter leaving Portland (55:00).

Nov 20, 2017

On today's episode, Andy and Charles discuss the upcoming expansion draft and the decisions with which Sporting KC will be faced (4:30), and the offseason search for a new striker, as promised by Peter Vermes (34:30).

Nov 9, 2017

On today's VERY SPECIAL-EDITION episode, Andy sits down with Sporting KC captain (and author) Matt Besler to talk about his brand new book, "No Other Home" (3:30), his best and worst experiences at the 2014 World Cup (12:30), his decision to sign a new contract in KC rather than moving to Europe (19:00) the very serious and very scary concussion he suffered in 2016 (31:00), a challenging year with the USMNT and a familiar end with Sporting KC (40:00), and the boys settle a bit of beef that one of them didn't even know they were having (1:05:00).

Nov 2, 2017

On today's MLS episode, Andy and Charles discuss one listener's Middleman XI (2:00), do MLS a solid and try to fix their terrible playoff structure (9:00), discuss Anthony "Broke Boy" Precourt's intentions to relocate Crew SC from Columbus (19:30), and remind themselves the Western Conference is really bad… and boring (38:30).

Nov 2, 2017

Another season ends a month too soon… On today's episode, Andy and Charles discuss Sporting KC's season-ending 1-0 loss to the Houston Dynamo (3:00), their place in the "MLS hierarchy" throughout this decade (19:00), and balancing expectations with reality (46:00).

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