Monthly Archives: April 2018

2018 MLS Playoff Predictions Revisited



Before the 2018 MLS season started, and long before the Sons of a Pitch podcast was conceived, Mike and Nick made their playoff predictions. They were mostly in agreement, and both bought into some pre-season hype. Nick was intrigued by RSL, Mike thought the Union would make that jump forward, and both believed the Galaxy would (somewhat) return to form. Now that we’re through about a quarter of the season, it’s time to revisit their picks:

Eastern Conference

  Predictions Currently
1 Toronto FC Atlanta United
2 NYCFC NYCFC
3 Atlanta United New England
4 Chicago Columbus
5 Orlando City Orlando City
6 Red Bulls (Nick) / Union (Mike) Red Bulls

Western Conference

  Predictions Currently
1 Sporting KC Sporting KC
2 Seattle Vancouver
3 Real Salt Lake LAFC
4 Portland FC Dallas
5 Dallas (Nick) / Vancouver (Mike) LA Galaxy
6 LA Galaxy Real Salt Lake

 

Are Toronto and Seattle too far down to make the post-season? Can LAFC beat the odds as an expansion team? Is Sporting KC still the best in the west? Please leave your comments below, and we’ll continue to track the playoff picture as the season progresses.


Episode 3 – CONCACAF Champions League Review



The hosts review the historic runs of MLS teams in this year’s Concacaf Champions League (CCL) and give their predictions for the final match between Chivas Guadalajara and Toronto FC. They also discuss the talent gap between Liga MX and the MLS, and whether it can be closed.


Episode 2 – MLS Week 8 Roundup



Listen to the hosts provide quick analysis and discuss league-wide trends as they recap every game played in the MLS during Week 8. Things to listen for: the offensive explosion, hat-tricks, penalty saves, and playoff predictions. The hosts also give five picks to watch for during the next slate of games.


Sons of a Pitch Podcast Premier



Thank you for checking out the Sons of a Pitch soccer podcast, focusing on all things American soccer. This pilot episode tells what you can expect to hear over the course of the podcast, highlighting our focus on Major League Soccer (MLS) and the USMNT. Thanks for listening!