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Now displaying: September, 2018
Sep 28, 2018

The MLS segment starts off the overdue departure of Carl Robinson (0:00) The MLS is being very THE MLS in its decision to eliminate a DP spot (15:03). 

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Sep 28, 2018

Charles has returned from his international call up. Andy and he start the showing looking back on Sporting's 2-0 loss to Philadelphia Union (2:13). Then they preview what has turned out to be a crucial match against Real Salt Lake on Sunday (26:00).

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Sep 20, 2018

LA Galaxy and Toronto FC played the most unbelievable not surprising game ever (1:15). D.C. United were unable to beat Bradly Wright-Phillips (10:33). Is it a three team race for the Supporters' Shield 15:00)?

Sep 20, 2018

Charles is an unexpected scratch from the starting XI this week. Andy and Producer Sean kick things off talking about Sporting's 5-1 drubbing of San Jose on Saturday (4:00). For the second game in a row the back up attacking line was good, and Andy and Sean break down each spot. Has Felipe GutiĆ©rrez returned to his early season form (27:00)? Finally, a look ahead to the match with Philadelphia Union on Sunday (33:30). 

Sep 13, 2018

Andy and Charles kick off the Sporting KC portion of the show reviewing their thoughts on debutant Andreu Fontas (1:30). A loyal listener analyzed cross data over the last five years, and the duo broke down the findings (11:20). Then they look ahead to San Jose at the weekend (17:00). Finally, the crew discusses how to beat Sporting KC (23:30).

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Sep 12, 2018

Sporting KC midfielder Roger Espinoza talks about the early days of playing for the Wizards, how that created the culture that exists today, and winning trophies.

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Sep 12, 2018

MLS segment first this week. Andy and Charles start off bidding adieu to Sigi Schmid, maybe for the last time (2:32). D.C. United almost pulled off another Ben Olsen special against New York City FC (19:22). How worried should NYCFC be (27:00)?

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Sep 9, 2018

On tonight's show, Andy and Charles dive right into Sporting KC's 1-0 win over Orlando City SC (1:00), heap praise upon Andreu Fontas for a debut well done (4:30), heap even more praise on Yohan Croizet's man-of-the-match performance (12:30), wonder whether or not Krisztian Nemeth should play center forward (17:30), and assess Felipe Gutierrez a month after returning from injury (30:30).

Sep 6, 2018

The Fighting David Beckham's have a good crest, bad name, and no stadium...still (0:45). Real Salt Lake have scored six goals in back-to-back games. Does it matter that they did it against terrible defenses (9:56)? It appears NYCFC are worse without Patrick Vieira only have one win in their last seven (15:50).

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Sep 6, 2018

Andy and Charles look back on a weird 3-1 loss to Seattle (2:50). Did you get a new contract from Sporting this week? If not, then you are one of the only ones. The crew discuss what the contract extensions for Besler, Espinoza, Ilie and Zusi mean for the team's future (27:13). Finally, they look ahead to the matchup against Orlando City, and what the First XI will look like after the international call-ups (34:16).

 

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Sep 5, 2018

On today's episode, Andy sits down with Sporting KC assistant coach Kerry Zavagnin to talk about the team's tough month of July (2:30), how coaches deal with long losing streaks (10:00), Diego Rubio's breakout period (16:30), and the return of Krisztian Nemeth (26:00).

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