Tag Archives: Supporters’ Shield

Aaronson’s Big Move, Unsupported Shield, and League Roundup



Hey, soccer fans! Welcome back to The Sons of a Pitch: An American Soccer Podcast! We’ve got all your MLS and USMNT action covered in tonight’s episode.

As we run through the latest slate of games, we touch on the big topics surrounding Major League Soccer, including:

  • More transfers to Saudi Arabia
  • Aaronson’s move to RB Salzburg
  • Another VAR controversy between Dallas and Kansas City
  • Gonzal Higuain keeps running his mouth
  • How do you beat Toronto?

In the second half of the show, we review all the controversy surrounding the decision by the board of directors of the Supporters Shield Foundation to not aware the Supporters Shield this season. We review the statements put forth by the Independent Supporters Council (ISC), MLS, and the back-tracking the ISC has had to do after the backlash from fans. What do you think: Should we keep the Shield?

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MLS Playoff Predictions In Review



Now that #DecisionDay has come and gone, we look back on our pre-season playoff predictions and whether our picks had a penchant towards perfection. (Ok, enough with the alliteration.)

So, how did we do? In the Eastern Conference, we successfully predicted 3 of 6 playoff teams. Who knew Chicago and Orlando City would be historically bad? In the Western Conference, Nick picked 5/6 teams, while Mike picked 4/6. Nick got the wrong LA team, and Mike put his faith in Vancouver. (Serves him right as a TFC fan.) Our picks are in the table below. Continue reading MLS Playoff Predictions In Review


Ep. 35 – Week 30 Recap, US Open Cup Final Recap & More



Mike is solo this week, ranting to himself and you our passionate listeners for 30 plus minutes!  In this episode, Mike recaps the US Open Cup Final with some thoughts on how our predictions were wrong again and if Houston can make some magic happen with a run in the 2019 CCL.  A standard run down of all of the MLS Regular Season Week 30 action with some interesting thoughts on the MLS Cup Playoff picture and maybe a new game for our listeners to see if their predictions are better than ours! Not a tough ask!

Also, some thoughts on transfer news, contract signings and some information around the USMNT and Canadian National Team rosters that were just released for the upcoming October friendlies!


Ep. 26 – MLS Week 24 Recap, DC United, and Supporters’ Shield Talk



Greetings once again, MLS fans!

Welcome back to the show. This week we dive right in to recapping all the Week 24 action around the MLS. Columbus and Sporting KC get back to winning, Vancouver surprises Portland, and the stars were out for DC United: Luciano Acosta nets a hat-trick and Wayne Rooney makes the play of the week.

The hosts dive into the state of DC United soccer, noting outstanding performances so far by Wayne Rooney, the rising Luciano Acosta, and the impending goalkeeper switch now that Bill Hamid is back in the capital on loan from FC Midtjylland. Current goalkeeper Ousted, who interestingly is from Denmark, needs to improve his form or he’ll be ousted from his position.

As the show wraps up, the hosts discuss the Supports’ Shield race, and not surprising to everyone is that Atlanta United is the current favorite. However, the hosts discuss what happened to their original pick, SKC, whether a club from the Western Conference can claim the shield.

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Ep 9 – Giovinco and TFC; Rimando, Beckerman and RSL



The hosts provide a more in depth at Toronto FC and their international star Sebastian Giovinco, breaking down his stats, recent performances, and where he ranks on MLS’ all time list of greats. They also discus the career of Nick Rimando, who is coming off his 200th career win, and ask whether his record setting career is simply a product of longevity. Mike breaks down the current playoff picture and picks Sporting KC to win the Supporters’ Shield.

 

And Nick tells everyone exactly what he thinks about Kyle Beckerman’s style of play … and his hair.