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Sep 28, 2016

On today's MLS episode Andy and Charles discuss the Seattle Sounders (0:30) and Portland Timbers (19:00), who are battling for the 6th and final playoff place in the West, before having a top-to-bottom discussion about the race in the East (33:30).

Sep 28, 2016

In today's episode, Andy and Charles break down Sporting KC's 2-1 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes (4:30), which included a somewhat surprising starting XI (7:30), followed by a preview of the upcoming game against the New England Revolution (47:30).

Sep 22, 2016

On today's MLS episode Andy and Charles discuss FC Dallas's bid for the first-ever MLS treble (0:30), Toronto FC 3-3 New York Red Bulls in the battle for the East (14:30), Montreal Impact 1-3 New England Revolution (28:30), and Portland Timbers 2-1 Philadelphia Union (43:30). 

Sep 22, 2016

In today's episode, Andy and Charles break down Sporting KC's 2-2 draw with Landon Donovan (6:00) and the LA Galaxy (16:00), before a discussion about this team's greatest strength/identity (or lack thereof - 33:30) and the fall of Benny Feilhaber (42:00), and finish with a quick preview of the upcoming game against the San Jose Earthquakes (49:30).

Sep 7, 2016

IT'S A COMBINED POD THIS WEEK! In today's episode, Andy and Charles discuss the transfer bid made for Benny Feilhaber (25:30), and preview Sporting KC's upcoming game against the Houston Dynamo (35:30), before moving on to a joint-preview of FC Dallas vs. Colorado Rapids (40:30), and some talk about the red-hot New York Red Bulls (56:30).

Aug 31, 2016

On today's MLS episode Andy and Charles discuss the Portland Timbers' 4-2 destruction of the Seattle Sounders (1:30), Real Salt Lake's 2-1 victory over the Colorado Rapids (12:00), and the week's big injury news regarding Gyasi Zardes, Clint Dempsey and Sebastian Giovinco (21:30).

Aug 31, 2016

In today's episode, Andy and Charles break down Sporting KC's 2-0 loss to the Philadelphia Union, which includes Jimmy Medranda and Roger Espinoza's red cards (3:00); a handful of positives for SKC (24:30); and an explanation of what "high-pressing" really means for SKC (37:00).

Aug 24, 2016

IT'S A COMBINED POD THIS WEEK! In today's episode, Andy and Charles discuss the resurgent Seattle Sounders (4:30), the surging Toronto FC (21:00), and play a game of "Which Cup contender is in the most trouble?" (32:00) Then breaking down Sporting KC's 2-0 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps (40:30), followed by a preview of the upcoming game against the Philadelphia Union (1:02:00).

Aug 19, 2016

On today's MLS episode Andy and Charles discuss the three most impressive playoff-bound and/or -chasing teams from the past weekend — Philadelphia Union (1:00), New York Red Bulls (15:00), and Seattle Sounders (23:00).

Aug 19, 2016

In today's episode, Andy and Charles break down Sporting KC's 2-2 draw with FC Dallas (4:30), and previewing the upcoming game against the Vancouver Whitecaps (42:30).

Aug 12, 2016

In today's episode, Andy and Charles break down Sporting KC's 3-0 loss to the Portland Timbers (6:00), explain the merits (and effect) of Soni Mustivar's red card (24:00), before previewing the upcoming game at FC Dallas (40:00).

Aug 5, 2016

On today's MLS episode Andy and Charles are focused on the teams that made the biggest moves during the summer transfer window — Philadelphia Union (4:00), Montreal Impact (20:00), FC Dallas (31:30) and Vancouver Whitecaps (49:00) — and how the new signings will affect the playoff, Supporters' Shield and MLS Cup races.

Aug 5, 2016

In today's episode, Andy and Charles debut the brand new theme song from Deco Auto (0:00) before breaking down Sporting KC's 1-0 victory over the Portland Timbers (8:00), and previewing the immediate rematch against the Timbers this weekend (34:00). Also discussed: Sporting's lack of a major signing during the summer transfer window (43:00).

Jul 27, 2016

On today's MLS episode Andy and Charles share their thoughts on the Seattle Sounders' firing of Sigi Schmid and this summer's coaching carousel (0:30), take a moment to appreciate how great the weekend of MLS action was — for once (29:00) — and give their midseason picks for conference finals matchups (42:30).

Jul 27, 2016

In today's episode, Andy and Charles break down Sporting KC's 3-0 victory over the Seattle Sounders (5:00), before previewing the massive six-pointer against the Portland Timbers on the weekend (47:30). 

Jul 21, 2016

On today's MLS episode Andy and Charles share their thoughts on Orlando City SC's hiring of Jason Kreis as head coach (0:30), and Real Salt Lake's decision to revoke the credentials of a local columnist due to his critical reporting of the team (32:00). 

Jul 21, 2016

In today's episode, Andy and Charles break down Sporting KC's 1-0 road losses to the Chicago Fire (5:30) and Colorado Rapids (39:00) before previewing the upcoming game against the Seattle Sounders (53:30).

Jul 7, 2016

In today's episode, Andy and Charles break down Sporting KC's 3-2 victory over Columbus Crew SC, and the return of Good Benny (8:30) and Good Zusi (27:00), before a lengthy discussion about a struggling defense and Bad Besler (48:00). Also, a short preview of the upcoming game against New York City FC (1:07:30).

Jul 1, 2016

In today's episode, Andy and Charles break down Sporting KC's 2-2 draw with the Montreal Impact (11:30) before an unexpected discussion about what a possible tear-down and rebuild could look like this winter (33:30), followed by a preview of the upcoming game against Columbus Crew SC (1:00:00).

Jun 23, 2016

In today's very special edition of the pod, Andy and Charles take a deep, deep, deep dive into the waters of the U.S. national team and its head coach, Jurgen Klinsmann, after a somewhat successful Copa America 2016 campaign. It's long, but it's fair, and it's balanced, and it's honest.

Jun 23, 2016

In today's episode, Andy and Charles break down Sporting KC's 2-0 victory over FC Dallas (6:30), and preview the upcoming game against the Montreal Impact (34:00).

Jun 16, 2016

In today's episode (the only one this week — no MLS pod), Andy and Charles break down Sporting KC's 2-1 victory over Minnesota United in the 4th round of the 2016 U.S. Open Cup (1:00), followed by a preview of the upcoming game against FC Dallas (34:30). Stay tuned through the end of the show for a special giveaway of some seriously dope SKC schwag (free stuff), thanks to the great folks at @RockEmFC (51:00).

Jun 2, 2016

In today's episode (the only one this week — no MLS pod), Andy and Charles break down Sporting KC's 1-0 loss to D.C. United and the state of the team as a whole (5:00), followed by a lengthy, lively discussion about the "Vermes out" cries (34:30).

May 25, 2016

Week 11 of the 2016 MLS season is in the books, and Andy and Charles break down Rivalry Week — New York City FC 0-7 New York Red Bulls (0:30), Portland Timbers 4-2 Vancouver Whitecaps (22:00), and New England Revolution 2-4 FC Dallas (37:00).

May 25, 2016

In today's episode, Andy and Charles break down Sporting KC's 3-1 loss to Real Salt Lake (7:00) before launching into a long, investigative conversation about Matt Besler and his recent struggles/inexcusable mistakes (17:30). The upcoming game against D.C. United is also previewed (50:00).

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