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Now displaying: March, 2018
Mar 30, 2018

On today's episode, Andy and Charles preview Sporting KC's upcoming game against D.C. United and what to do with Yohan Croizet (3:00), before welcoming on Adam Taylor (@the_amt) of the Filibuster podcast to break down all things United (16:00). 

Mar 28, 2018

On today's episode, Andy sits down with Sporting KC assistant coach Kerry Zavagnin to discuss the ups and downs of the first month of the season (2:30), Felipe Gutierrez's hot start to his SKC career (8:30), developing young players and Daniel Salloi's rapid rise (11:00), the complexities of MLS's roster rules and regulations (21:00), and Matt Besler closing in on breaking two of his franchise records (26:30).

Mar 27, 2018

On today's MLS episode, Andy and Charles try to figure out what makes the New York Red Bulls so good (1:00), and the constant frustrations felt when watching the Portland Timbers (10:00) and FC Dallas (16:00).

Mar 27, 2018

On today's episode, Andy and Charles discuss Sporting KC's 2-2 draw with the Colorado Rapids (2:00), the ongoing defensive struggles (4:00), another comeback on the road (16:00), and another standout performance from Felipe Gutierrez (31:30).

Mar 23, 2018

On today's MLS episode, Andy and Charles get a little excited about Zlatan Ibrahimovic FINALLY coming to MLS (0:30), preach a bit of patience for Orlando City SC (10:00), and try to decide whether the Seattle Sounders should be worried (16:00).

Mar 23, 2018

On today's episode, Andy and Charles preview Sporting KC's upcoming game against the Colorado Rapids (2:30) and finish the show with a mailbag of random questions from listeners (8:30).

Mar 20, 2018

On today's episode, Andy sits down with Sporting KC midfielder Ilie Sanchez to talk about Saturday's 3-2 win over San Jose Earthquakes (2:00), his role as a leader on the current team (5:30), "La Pausa" (8:30), his footballing education at Barcelona (12:00) and his new life in Kansas City (21:00). 

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Mar 18, 2018

On today's episode, Andy and Charles discuss Sporting KC's 3-2 win over the San Jose Earthquakes, from Felipe Gutierrez (2:30), to Daniel Salloi (10:00), the lack of production at center forward (16:00), and revisiting keys to the game from Thursday's preview (23:30).

Mar 15, 2018

On today's episode, Andy and Charles preview Sporting KC's upcoming game against the San Jose Earthquakes (1:00) and discuss what they need to do to get "back to themselves" (7:30), before welcoming on Robert Jonas (@robertjonas) of Center Line Soccer and ProSoccerUSA.com to break down all things 'Quakes (15:30).

Mar 15, 2018

On today's MLS episode, Andy and Charles rant a bit about the use (or lack thereof) of VAR this weekend (0:30), heap some praise on four teams: expansion LAFC (4:30), Atlanta United (12:30) and New York City FC and New York Red Bulls (19:00).

Mar 15, 2018

On today's episode, Andy and Charles discuss Sporting KC's 2-0 loss to New York City FC and the 4-3 win over Chicago Fire (2:00), before taking stock of the Good, Bad, Great and Terrible from the first two games of the season (11:30).

Mar 13, 2018

On today's episode, Andy sits down with Sporting KC forward Daniel Salloi to talk about Saturday's 4-3 victory over the Chicago Fire (1:30), THAT backheel (4:00), his move to America as a foreign exchange student (7:30), his relationship with his father, a former player himself (14:00), scoring the game-winning goal in the 2017 U.S. Open Cup (17:00), being yelled at by Peter Vermes in Hungarian (18:00), and playing against a number of his childhood heroes in MLS (21:00).

Mar 2, 2018

On today's episode, Andy and Charles preview Sporting KC's season-opening matchup with New York City FC (5:00), before welcoming on Mike Anderer of Blue City Radio to talk about NYCFC's side of things (19:30), and finish with a few bold predictions for the 2018 season (43:30).

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