Goal Scorer Trivia and MLS Week 6 Round Up



Greetings soccer fans! Welcome back to The Sons of a Pitch: An American Soccer Podcast. Thanks for checking out the website and for listening in.

In this episode we welcome Kei Kamara to the Top 5 All Time MLS Goal Scorers list. This striker has played for 7 MLS teams and 2 English Championship teams, and has consistently scored goals at every stop. Congrats to Kei!  Around the league, the hosts recap all the action and give their takes on the teams going forward.

TEAMS ON THE RISE

  • LAFC – Can’t get any higher than the top.
  • Philadelphia Union – 3 straight wins, 4th in the East.
  • Chicago Fire – Draw vs. a surging TFC, and we’ve yet to see Gaitan at his best
  • San Jose Quakes – Technically, when you win your’re first game of the season, you’re on the rise.
  • Orlando City – Goals are coming, and so are points!

TEAMS ON THE FALL

  • DC United – Rooney sees red in a blowout loss to LAFC, and a draw to Montreal have people scratching heads.
  • Sporting KC – Tired legs and a 5-0 thumping in Concacaf Champions League.
  • Portland Timbers – Has the championship window closed?
  • Red Bulls New York – 3 straight losses. This hasn’t happened since May 2017.

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2 thoughts on “Goal Scorer Trivia and MLS Week 6 Round Up

  1. I heard your podcast for the first time today and I enjoyed it and subscribed.
    Concerning the re-branding of Chicago Fire. If the Fire wants to to expand its fan base, they need to start scoring some effing goals. Moving an uninspiring team to an urban stadium will just bring more disdain from the Euro-football snobs who hang out in the pubs and love to talk down MLS. The Fire’s fan base is soccer families in ethnic neighborhoods and suburbia. They want to see highlights on TV and excitement in the stadium. The mainstream channels will show more highlights if there are more to show. Changing to some Euro-style name and more complicated parking will not bring more fans to the games. Goals and a good play-off race will. We also don’t need a Chicharito to attract or keep the Hispanic fans. People who grew up cheering for soccer will cheer for a star who scores goals no matter where he comes from.

  2. Hey Michael! Thanks for listening and subscribing to our podcast! You do make some great points about the disdain of Euro Snobs. 100% agreed that they need to put an excting and competitive team on the field and that would solve most of their problems! Look back at 2017 when the Fire were competitive and in the race in mid August they sold out (then called Toyota Park) but since then no dice! I believe they do need to market better and get more press coverage to become relevant in the Chicagoland area as most people here don’t even know there’s a professional soccer team, and if they were to move downtown and rebrand it may if executed correctly increase that knowledge level in the city and surrounding areas! It will be interesting to see what happens and if these rumors are true! Thanks for reaching out and keep listening!

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