Welcome, soccer fans, and thanks for listening to the Sons of a Pitch Podcast!
In this episode we bring you all the latest headlines around Major League Soccer (MLS), including:
- Zack Steffen’s transfer to Manchester City: what it means for him, the USMNT, and the league
- Coaching moves: Pareja to Tijuana, Berhalter to USMNT, Tata to El Tri – Is this the next phase of the league growth?
- Player options exercised: Urena out at LAFC, Ricketts out at TFC, Quioto in at Houston, Abubaker in at Columbus – what it means for the teams
- FC Cincinnati not signing 3rd Designated Player (DP) – Is Fanendo Adi enough? Is this the way to build a team?
Mike and Nick also recap Leg 1 of the Conference Championships
- Portland Timbers 0 – 0 Sporting KC: Who feels better going into Leg 2? Timbers just need a goal and a draw, but SKC is much better offensively at home.
- Atlanta United 3 – 0 Red Bulls New York: Is there any hope for RBNY? What happened on the disallowed goal?
Shout out to Mark Fangmeier, HeathOut, and David Sterling for providing great MNUFC fan insight. And condolences to our resident Red Bulls fan Stephen J. Phillips. Someone please hide the sharp objects from him.