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Now displaying: April, 2018
Apr 26, 2018

On today's episode, Andy previews Sporting KC's upcoming game against New England Revolution with Jon Huot (@jonisgreat) or Six States One Podcast (@SixStatesOnePod), from first-year head coach Brad Friedel (2:00), to the ongoing Lee Nguyen saga (8:00), Diego Fagundez becoming the new star in Foxborough (14:00), an impressive point away to Columbus Crew SC (16:00), and stopping Johnny Russell (20:00).

Apr 21, 2018

On today's episode, Andy and Charles discuss the absurdity of Sporting KC's 6-0 victory over Vancouver Whitecaps (1:00), Johnny Russell's hat trick (6:00), Roger Espinoza's beast-mode performance (25:00), and another game without a goal from Khiry Shelton (33:00).

Apr 16, 2018

On today's MLS episode, Andy and Charles discuss Minnesota United and their new star Darwin Quintero (1:00), Portland Timbers doing "less with more" (5:00), New York Red Bulls bouncing back from CCL heartbreak in a big way (8:00), and New York City FC's 4-point week against RSL and Atlanta United (13:30).

Apr 15, 2018

On today's episode, Andy and Charles discuss Sporting KC's 2-2 draw with Seattle Sounders (2:00), an out-of-sync performance (4:30), defensive issues rearing its ugly head once again (9:00), Yohan Croizet's unproductive afternoon (15:00), and Khiry Shelton's delicate balancing act between goalscorer and team player (24:00). 

Apr 13, 2018

On today's episode, Andy and Charles preview Sporting KC's upcoming game against Seattle Sounders (1:00) and how the Yohan Croizet-Roger Espinoza midfield partnership fared against LA Galaxy and could do again against Seattle (3:00), before welcoming on Matt Pentz (@mattpentz) of The Athletic to break down all things Sounders (16:00).

Apr 11, 2018

On today's episode, Andy sits down with Sporting KC Johnny Russell to talk about Sunday's 2-0 win over LA Galaxy (1:30), his decision to come to MLS and Kansas City (5:00), leaving his comfort zone as a player and person (8:00), his first impressions of MLS (10:00), and being a "big character" in the locker room (18:30).

Apr 10, 2018

On today's MLS episode, Andy and Charles are excited for the return of the Atlanta United buzzsaw (1:00), annoyed by MLS refs' use of VAR and how to fix it (9:00), and a bit confused about what's going on with Chicago Fire (28:30). 

Apr 10, 2018

On today's episode, Andy and Charles discuss Sporting KC’s 2-0 win over LA Galaxy (3:00), Tim Melia’s franchise-record 10 saves (9:00), the changing of expectations after a hot start (17:00), and Khiry Shelton’s borderline dominant performance at center forward (29:30).

Apr 4, 2018

On today's episode, Andy and Charles share a few final thoughts on Sporting KC's 1-0 win over D.C. United (3:00), another stellar performance by Ilie Sanchez (7:30) and Khiry Shelton and center-forward expectations (17:00), before lavishing more praise on Zlatan Ibrahimovic for his storybook MLS debut (24:00), and finish with the first edition of 2018 MLS Live (Memorial) Power Rankings (34:30).

Apr 1, 2018

On today's episode, Andy and Ashley Scoby (@AshleyScoby) discuss Sporting KC's 1-0 win over D.C. United (1:30), the first clean sheet of the season (4:00), Khiry Shelton's improved play (9:00), Yohan Croizet playing in the midfield (14:00), and Jimmy Medranda's new role as the starting left back… at home (20:00).

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