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Sep 16, 2015

In today's episode, Andy and Charles discuss Sporting KC's 3-1 loss to Orlando City SC, a change in philosophy coming in the offseason and a second straight year of struggles in August and September.

Sep 10, 2015

Week 27 of the 2015 MLS season is in the books, and Andy and Charles are here to break down and handicap the races in the Eastern Conference, Western Conference and Supporters' Shield, as the 2015 season enters its final two months. Official predictions are made.

Sep 10, 2015

In today's episode, Andy and Charles discuss Sporting KC's 0-0 draw with the Portland Timbers, Tim Melia's stunning seven-save performance, the defensive unit's continued struggles and the midfield's future without Roger Espinoza (perhaps with Graham Zusi in it).

Sep 2, 2015

In today's episode, Andy and Charles discuss Sporting KC's 2-1 loss to the Colorado Rapids, assess what's ailing the team's defense, dissect their midfield struggles and pinpoint a couple positives as 2015's stretch run approaches.

Aug 27, 2015

Week 24 of the 2015 MLS season is in the books, and Andy and Charles breakdown the LA Galaxy's 5-1 thrashing of New York City FC, Real Salt Lake 2-0 Seattle Sounders, Vancouver Whitecaps 1-0 FC Dallas and re-open the 2015 MLS MVP race.

Aug 27, 2015

In today's episode, Andy and Charles discuss Sporting KC's awful, bad, no good week which featured a 5-0 loss to San Jose Earthquakes and a 3-2 loss to Columbus Crew SC, try to pinpoint what's been ailing Sporting KC the last little bit and explain why they miss Roger Espinoza more than anyone could have thought. 

Aug 19, 2015

Week 24 of the 2015 MLS season is in the books, and Andy and Charles are here to handicap the Supporters' Shield race and discuss all of the weekend's games, from FC Dallas 1-2 LA Galaxy, Real Salt Lake 0-1 Portland Timbers and New York City FC 3-1 D.C. United.

Aug 19, 2015

In today's episode, Andy and Charles discuss Sporting KC's wild 4-3 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps, try to determine where it ranks among MLS craziness, diagnose what's ailing SKC during the first half of recent games, preview upcoming games against the San Jose Earthquakes and Columbus Crew SC, and play the funnest/most obnoxious guessing game in the history of soccer podcasts.

Aug 13, 2015

In today's episode, Andy and Charles discuss Sporting KC's 3-1 victory over Real Salt Lake in the semifinals of the 2015 US Open Cup, praise Peter Vermes for building a consistent winner and preview the upcoming weekend's game against the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Aug 5, 2015

Week 22 of the 2015 MLS season is in the books, and Andy and Charles are ready to discuss the craziest weekend in MLS history — D.C. United 6-4 Real Salt Lake, Orlando City SC 5-2 Columbus Crew SC and New York City FC 2-3 Montreal Impact are all discussed at great length.

Aug 5, 2015

In today's episode, Andy and Charles discuss Sporting KC's 1-1 draw with the Houston Dynamo, the refereeing controversy that occurred in stoppage time of that game, how they would go about fixing the poor standard of refereeing in MLS, and preview the coming weekend's game against Toronto FC.

Jul 30, 2015

Week 21 of the 2015 MLS season is in the books, and Andy and Charles are back once again to discuss Columbus Crew SC 3-3 Toronto FC, New York City FC 5-3 Orlando City SC and Houston Dynamo 3-0 LA Galaxy, as well as latest wave of big-name signings coming into MLS this summer.

Jul 30, 2015

In today's episode, Andy and Charles discuss Sporting KC's 2-1 loss to Real Salt Lake, Benny Feilhaber's MLS MVP credentials, the future of Marcel de Jong and the upcoming game against the Houston Dynamo.

Jul 23, 2015

In today's episode, Andy and Charles discuss Sporting KC's recent three-game winning streak while they took a week off, the acquisition of Amobi Okugo and whether or not SKC are now favorites to win the 2015 US Open Cup.

Jul 10, 2015

In today's episode, Andy and Charles discuss Sporting KC's upcoming game with the Vancovuer Whitecaps, the USMNT's 2-1 Gold Cup victory over Honduras and a certain popular burger chain down in Dallas.

Jun 30, 2015

Week 17 of the 2015 MLS season is in the books, and Andy and Charles are back this time to praise Major League Soccer for a "Rivalry Week" very well done. The guys talk about Portland Timbers 4-1 Seattle Sounders, New York City FC 1-3 New York Red Bulls, San Jose Earthquakes 3-1 LA Galaxy and Real Salt Lake 2-2 Columbus Crew SC.

Jun 30, 2015

In today's episode, Andy and Charles discuss Sporting KC's 2-0 victory over the Colorado Rapids; the return of Chance and the efficiency of Krisztian Nemeth; and the team's pursuit of big name-players like Marko Marin, Rafael van der Vaart and Michael Bradley from around the world.

Jun 23, 2015

Week 16 of the 2015 MLS season is in the books, and Andy and Charles are back once again to discuss all the goings on around the league — including Toronto FC 0-2 New York City FC, Seattle Sounders 0-2 San Jose Earthquakes, New York Red Bulls 1-2 Vancouver Whitecaps and LA Galaxy 5-1 Philadelphia Union. The guys also discuss Clint Dempsey's suspension for angrily destroying a referee's notebook.

Jun 23, 2015

In today's episode, Andy and Charles discuss Sporting KC's 2-1 stoppage-time loss to Real Salt Lake, dissect the SKC-RSL "rivalry," praise Tim "The Real Dealia" Melia and the entire SKC defense, and preview the coming weekend's game against the Colorado Rapids.

Jun 19, 2015

Week 15 of the 2015 MLS season is in the books, and Andy and Charles are back once again to talk about an abbreviated schedule of games from the weekend past, and unveil something very special, sacred and near and dear to their hearts — the "MLS Live power rankings." What are MLS Live power rankings, you ask? A list of who you should — and shouldn't — be watching every week on MLS Live.

Jun 16, 2015

In today's episode, Andy and Charles discuss the first half of Sporting KC's 2015 season, quickly preview the 4th round US Open Cup matchup against Saint Louis FC, hand out mid-season awards and forecast the second half of the season.

Jun 10, 2015

Week 14 of the 2015 MLS season is in the books, and Andy and Charles are sure of one thing: Toronto FC are finally for real following their 2-1 victory over D.C. United. The guys also discuss Columbus Crew SC 1-2 Montreal Impact; Houston Dynamo 4-2 New York Red Bulls; and Portland Timbers 2-0 New England Revolution. There's also a matter of a new stadium in D.C., and a bit of dubious history made by the Chicago Fire over the weekend.

Jun 9, 2015

In today's episode, Andy and Charles discuss Sporting KC's 1-0 victory over the Seattle Sounders, marvel at how quickly (and drastically) the 2015 season has turned around, size up the roster ahead of the summer transfer window, and have a little fun with Periscope to close out the show.

Jun 3, 2015

Week 13 of the 2015 MLS season is in the books, and there's been plenty of movement in the standings following another interesting weekend of results, including New England Revolution 2-2 LA Galaxy, Vancouver Whitecaps 2-1 Real Salt Lake and Toronto FC 3-1 San Jose Earthquakes. Andy and Charles also take a few minutes to discuss the U.S. U-20's first two victories at the U-20 World Cup.

Jun 2, 2015

In today's episode, Andy and Charles discuss Sporting KC's 4-0 victory over FC Dallas, the emergence of Krisztian Nemeth as a star, the value and production of Kevin Ellis, and preview the coming weekend's game against the Seattle Sounders.

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