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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).

May 20, 2016

With week 10 of the 2016 MLS season in the books, Andy and Charles explain why MLS should let the LA Galaxy sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic no matter what they have to do (0:30), analyze the Kei Kamara trade from all sides of the deal (31:00), and praise the brilliance that was Toronto FC 3-4 Vancouver Whitecaps (56:00).

May 20, 2016

After a week off from the pod, Andy and Charles are back to break down Sporting KC's 2-1 victory over Orlando City SC (3:30), putting to end a 7-game losing streak that spanned more than a month. Also, a preview of the upcoming game against Real Salt Lake (57:00). 

May 5, 2016

Week 8 of the 2016 MLS season is in the books, and Andy and Charles break down the weekend's four biggest games: New York Red Bulls 4-0 FC Dallas (1:00), Portland Timbers 2-1 Toronto FC (12:30), Montreal Impact 2-2 Colorado Rapids (22:30), and New York City FC 3-2 Vancouver Whitecaps (31:30).

May 5, 2016

In today's episode, Andy and Charles break down Sporting KC's 1-1 draw with the LA Galaxy (4:00), breaking down Peter Vermes' curveball/makeshift starting lineup unit-by-unit (7:00), and preview the upcoming game against Houston Dynamo (49:30).

Apr 29, 2016

Week 7 of the 2016 MLS season is in the books, and Andy and Charles kick things off this week by talking about Sporting Kansas City's next opponent, the LA Galaxy (0:30), followed by thoughts on New York Red Bulls 3-2 Orlando City SC (16:00), Vancouver Whitecaps 3-0 FC Dallas (25:00), and Montreal Impact 0-2 Toronto FC (33:00).

Apr 29, 2016

In today's episode, Andy and Charles break down Sporting KC's 1-0 loss to the San Jose Earthquakes (5:30), including referee's Jair Marrufo's shocking missed call on a penalty kick/red card (23:00), followed by the 1-1 draw with the Vancouver Whitecaps (41:30). Preview of Sunday's game against LA Galaxy can be found in the MLS segment of this week's show.

Apr 21, 2016

Week 6 of the 2016 MLS season is in the books, and Andy and Charles are back to discuss all the goings-on around the league, which includes but is not limited to: Houston Dynamo 1-4 LA Galaxy (1:00), Orlando City SC 2-2 New England Revolution and the refereeing controversy that accompanied (19:00), a game of "Real or Fake?" (35:30) featuring the Colorado Rapids, Real Salt Lake and Toronto FC.

Apr 21, 2016

In today's episode, Andy and Charles discuss Sporting KC's 2-1 loss to the Colorado Rapids (6:00), which includes discussion about Peter Vermes' decision to rotate players but not tactics (15:30). Attention is then turned to Sporting's 2-1 loss to FC Dallas (30:00), followed by a preview of this week's game at the San Jose Earthquakes (47:30) and another run of three games in eight days next week.

Apr 13, 2016

Week 5 of the 2016 MLS season is in the books, and Andy and Charles are back to discuss Nigel de Jong's inevitable injuring of one of MLS's star attackers (0:30), Montreal Impact 2-0 Columbus Crew SC (25:00), and FC Dallas 2-2 San Jose Earthquakes (37:30).

Apr 13, 2016

In today's episode, Andy and Charles discuss Sporting KC's 2-0 victory over the New York Red Bulls (5:30), which featured more strong performances from Dom Dwyer (8:00) and Tim Melia (20:00, and the return of Ike Opara (32:00). Also on the agenda: how Peter Vermes will handle the Wednesday-Sunday back-to-back against the Colorado Rapids and FC Dallas.

Apr 6, 2016

Week 4 of the 2016 MLS season is upon us, and Andy and Charles are back to review the three biggest matchups of the weekend — Orlando City SC 4-1 Portland Timbers, FC Dallas 1-1 Columbus Crew SC and Seattle Sounders 1-0 Montreal Impact — as well as hand out some first-month-of-the-season awards for MVP, Young Player of the Year and Coach of the Year.

Apr 6, 2016

In today's episode, Andy and Charles begin with an impromptu discussion about all the ways in which MLS is holding itself back and creating a frustratingly poorer product than need be (6:00) before breaking down Sporting KC's 2-1 loss to Real Salt Lake (34:00), and emergence of Amadou Dia as the permanent starter at left back (44:00).

Mar 30, 2016

Week 4(.5) of the 2016 MLS season is upon us, and Andy and Charles are back to break down the three biggest matchups of the weekend — FC Dallas vs. Columbus Crew SC (1:00), Seattle Sounders vs. Montreal Impact (14:00) and Vancouver Whitecaps vs. LA Galaxy (28:00).

Mar 30, 2016

In today's episode, Andy and Charles discuss Gooch's (forced) return to USMNT viewing (2:00), debut the Talkin' Touches open-mic comedy night (8:00), followed by an actual preview of Sporting KC's upcoming game against Real Salt Lake (14:00).

Mar 23, 2016

Week 3 of the 2016 MLS season is in the books, and Andy and Charles are back to discuss MLS's recent case of free-kick fever which took over the league on Saturday, as well as New York Red Bulls 4-3 Houston Dynamo in the Game of the Year (contender), FC Dallas 2-0 Montreal Impact in the MLS Cup preview (perhaps), and debate who panics first — Seattle Sounders or New England Revolution.

Mar 23, 2016

In today's episode, Andy and Charles discuss Sporting KC's 1-0 victory over Toronto FC, which includes Brad Davis' transformation from villain to hero, Roger Espinoza's controversial red card, facing Sebastian Giovinco, and why Benny Feilhaber is actually (not) overrated.

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