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Ep. 37: MLS Week 32 Recap-TFC Headlines, #SaveDtheCrew, Nations League, and more!



Hello soccer fans, and welcome back to the Sons of a Pitch!

In this episode, we recap Week 32 in Major League Soccer, including game recaps, highlights, and headlines. LAFC continue pushing for 1st place in the West, DC United earn a tough win against FC Dallas, and Orlando City can’t buy a goal. In other headlines, Victor Vasquez of Toronto FC undergoes season-ending arthroscopic knee surgery and Puebla striker (and Canadian national) Lucas Cavallini starts talk of a move to TFC. The hosts also touch on Dom Dwyer’s struggles in Orlando and the team’s all too common struggles.

In perhaps the biggest league news, #SavetheCrew has become #SaveDtheCrew. With the lawsuit against current ownership going forward, and the required shopping window open, all signs point to a new ownership group purchasing the Columbus Crew from Precourt Sports Venture. If you’d like more legal analysis, let us know in the comments, and our resident legal expert will put together a comprehensive analysis. In the meantime, the staff at Massive Report have you covered.

The show wraps up with a discussion on the CONCACAF Nations League, the newest tournament to feature the national teams from North America. The hosts break down the format, qualifying, and whether the increased competition will encourage or hinder the development of soccer in the United States and the other member nations of the confederation.

 

Enjoy the show, and leave your comments below! Don’t forget to follow us on twitter.


Ep 16 – MLS Week 15 Recap



MLS Week 16 is in the books, and we recap all the action right here!

What a weekend for Eastern Conference! Contenders Atlanta visit NYCFC and Columbus hosts NYRB. Both games are potential conference finals match-ups, but we hope to see more goals the next time we see them play. Selfishly, Nick hopes Columbus makes a great playoff fun just to see more soccer in the original MLS team’s home city. The hosts have given up the #SavetheCrew movement and are waiting for the Crew to make their move to Austin. Meanwhile, the middle of the conference keeps getting tighter with a TFC win and Fire/Revs draw.

Dallas jumps ahead in the Western Conference as SKC only takes a point against Portland. Nick gives a complete breakdown of his game of the week: RSL vs. LA Galaxy. Zlatan Ibrahimovic has a game to remember both for his scoring and his personality, and Michael Ciani puts Bofo Saucedo in his place. Also, the hosts question whether Montreal need to start shopping Piatti.

 

Also, Wondo Watch continues, and all-time foul leader Diego Chara gets a mention.

*These are taken from the official MLS Fact and Record Book. Not sure when it was last updated.

 


Episode 5 – Week 9 MLS Roundup



With lots of action around the MLS, Nick and Mike look back at the big moments from each game. Their discussion highlights the impact of VAR, how Toronto faired coming off their loss in the CCL final, and whether Orlando City is a real contender. Please leave a comment, or reach out via email, and let us know your thoughts.

 

Also, Mike’s disdain for David Villa continues to grow.