Hello again boys and girls, soccer fans of all ages! Welcome back to the Sons of a Pitch: An American Soccer Podcast. In this episode, our hosts give their candid opinions on the utility of the MLS All Star Game. Tune in to hear their thoughts on whether or not the league should do away with the All Star game or just re-format the event. Mike thinks the novelty of playing foreign clubs has worn off, where Nick proposes an all-MLS, 4 team, 7×7 round-robin tournament.
What are your thoughts on the current All Star Game format? Will you be watching?
Next, the hosts recap some movement around the league: Terrance Boyd departs TFC, Inter Miami ink their first two players, and surging San Jose signs Argentine striker. Also, RSL coach Mike Petke gets suspended by MLS for actions against officials in Leagues Cup, and Wilmer Cabrera sounds off against referees and the league not giving Houston enough respect.
What do you think about your team’s signings? Does Cabrera have a point about Houston?
Teams on the Rise
- New England Revolution: New signings and a lengthy point streak have the Revs in 7th place in the Eastern Conference.
- Portland Timbers: A resounding 4-0 victory has them above the playoff line and still a threat to take down any team ahead of them.
Teams on the Fall
- Vancouver Whitecaps: You lost to Cavalry.
- Orlando City: After getting thumped by New England 4-1, OCSC sit 7pts below the playoff line.