Tag Archives: USL1

Bundesliga is Back, Headlines, Soccertown USA



The Bundesliga is back and so is The Sons of a Pitch: An American Soccer Podcast. We bring you the latest coverage of the Americans in the German league, including recaps of

  • Weston McKennie, the best of a bad Schalke.
  • Tyler Adams, he didn’t screw up!
  • John Brooks, one horrendous play amid a great game.
  • Josh Sargent, yes, he actually did get subbed in.

We also cover headlines from around the American soccer landscape, including DaMarcus Beasley starting a USL club in his hometown of Ft. Wayne, Indiana. Check out the following articles to keep up to date:

In the 2H of the show, we review the documentary Soccertown USA, chronicling the rise of USMNT legends Tab Ramos, John Harkes, and Tony Meola. Check out the Soccertown USA documentary, support Soccertown Media, and learn about the development of modern American soccer!

We also discuss the new elite player development platform forming across the county. Comprised of MLS and elite clubs, this 95 member organization is still growing, and intends to cast a wide net to identify and develop the next generations of start players and coaches. Mike’s a little skeptical on its quick formation at the demise of the US Development Academy, but Nick doesn’t care so long it works!

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Going FullMingo with Jason Klein, Responding to Rooney



Hey, soccer fans! We go Full Mingo tonight as we welcome Jason Klein from Forward Madison FC. Tune in as their Digital Content Manager gives us the inside scoop of the Chicago Fire’s newest affiliate in USL League 1. You don’t want to miss out on learning all about Madison’s professional soccer team, including their cow mascot Lionela Bessi, and hearing the origin story of the Astonishingly Shiny Cup of All Cups.

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In the 2nd half, Nick and Mike respond to Wayne Rooney’s criticism of MLS owner’s exploiting the trade structure to the detriment of American players. Is Rooney just “out of town stupid” or does he make a good point? Is he speaking from a position of privilege or is he trying to grow the game in the US? Tune in for our takes. The full interview can be found here.

The hosts conclude with their thoughts on Atlas and Santos pushing for a unified Liga MX and MLS super league. Both Nick and Mike agree that Liga MX is looking for a way to save their league, and MLS would be stupid to allow another league to siphon off fans, viewers, and dollars. But is the allure of a North American Superleague too great?

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