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Now displaying: February, 2018
Feb 28, 2018

On today's MLS episode, Andy and Charles finish previewing the Western Conference with Three (More) Big Questions: Houston Dynamo (1:00), FC Dallas (8:00), and Real Salt Lake (14:00).

Feb 27, 2018

On today's episode, Andy sits down with Sporting KC defender Ike Opara to talk about his busy, award-filled offseason (3:00), what's next for the reigning Defender of the Year (11:00), the pressure to be perfect as a defense (13:00), and a Best-Of his tweets (26:00); followed by assistant coach Kerry Zavagnin to discuss hist 19 years with the organization in KC (32:00), the just-completed preseason (36:00), the depth of the roster as it currently stands (41:30), and how to get young players the minutes they need (43:00).

Feb 26, 2018

On today's MLS episode, Andy and Charles preview the Western Conference with Three (More) Big Questions: Seattle Sounders (1:00), Portland Timbers (8:30), and Los Angeles FC/LA Galaxy (17:00).

Feb 26, 2018

On today's episode, Andy and Charles discuss lineup choices in the final preseason game (1:30) and midfield/attacking depth that (hopefully) breeds flexibility for the upcoming season (8:00), before forecasting the best-case/worst-case scenarios involving the attack (22:00), youth being served (29:30), a lack of defensive depth (35:30), and the potential to have an MLS-best midfield (41:30).

Feb 22, 2018

On today's MLS episode, Andy and Charles continue previewing the Eastern Conference with Three (More) Big Questions: New York City FC (1:00), D.C. United (9:30), and New England Revolution (19:00).

Feb 17, 2018

On today's episode, Andy and Charles give the latest, VERY IMPORTANT Striker Search 2018 update (2:00), discuss a few observations from a preseason draw with the New York Red Bulls (20:00), and try to make sense of the Brad Evans signing (42:00).

Feb 17, 2018

On today's MLS episode, Andy and Charles begin previewing the Eastern Conference with Three Big Questions about: Atlanta United (1:00), Orlando City SC (15:30), and the Philadelphia Union (27:30).

Feb 8, 2018

On today's MLS episode, Andy and Charles break down the trade to end all MLS trades: General Allocation Money for Targeted Allocation Money (0:30), a Jermaine Jones-inspired game of "Crazy Or Crooked" (9:00), and vent a few thoughts of the upcoming U.S. Soccer presidential election (19:00).

Feb 8, 2018

On today's episode, Andy and Charles appraise Sporting KC's new secondary kit (1:30), discuss the latest in Striker Search 2018™ (11:00) and swear up and down that SKC's brand new signing, Felipe Gutierrez, is going to be tear it up in MLS (26:30).

Feb 1, 2018

On today's MLS episode, Andy and Charles run through a hectic list of recent events: expansion in Miami (0:30), Zlatan Ibrahimovic to LA (9:30), Uri Rosell is back in MLS (15:30), Justin Meram traded to Orlando City SC (19:00), Cyle Larin's strange transfer saga ends (25:00) and Man City stealing Jack Harrison from New York City FC (33:00).

Feb 1, 2018

On today's episode, Andy and Charles discuss Sporting KC's latest signings, winger Johnny Russell (1:30) and midfielder Felipe Gutierrez (26:00), and the ongoing striker search of 2018 (42:00).

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