Things got a little bit “The Jetsons Meet The Flintstones” as Laura and Daryl welcome Jason and Jared from The Best Soccer Show into the world of TSS. We talk a little about the craft of podcasting (craft is totally the right word, by the way) and then play some Wikipedia Game.
Imagine a soccer player constructed using all the best parts of the greatest players in history. Whose brain would it have? Whose heart? Whose left foot and whose right foot? We didn’t just imagine it. We actually did it.
And the best part? This unstoppable soccer monster has an American passport. Listen to find out how we made … [cue scary music] … Frankenstein’s Footballer!
It’s an Azteca-tastic special episode of TSS, in which review the USMNT’s 0-0 draw against Mexico at the Azteca. What did we learn from this game? Listen to find out.
We review the USA’s 1-0 win over Costa Rica — let its snow, let it snow, let it snow! — paying particular attention to the four man Redeem Team of Jozy Altidore, Jermaine Jones, DaMarcus Beasley and Omar Gonzalez.
We also preview USA vs Mexico, picking out the threats (have you SEEN YouTube footage of Javier Aquino???) and pondering whether Klinsmann has the balls to field the same formation that beast Costa Rica, when the US goes to the Azteca.
We review MLS Rivalry Week, getting the official league take on how it went from Jeff Agoos, and we take a good long look at Jurgen Klinsmann’s U.S. roster for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers.
We review Nani’s red card, Manchester United and Chelsea’s 2-2 draw in the FA Cup, ask if Brad Guzan is the man for the US’s upcoming World Cup qualifiers and debate whether or not you can call yourself a US Soccer fan or not if you don’t watch Major League Soccer.
MLS is back baby! We review Houston vs DC (yawn) and Portland vs New York (hooray!). We also pick our soccer equivalent of the Harlem Globetrotters and play some Major League Soccer-themed Wikipedia Game.
We run the rule over the US’s options out wide, watching DMB play for Puebla, Shea make his debut for Stoke and Donovan take his first step back toward soccer. We also preview MLS 2013 in our own special way and assess Gus Johnson’s first week on the job.
We discuss the players that impressed in the Real Madrid v Manchester United Champions League game, especially David De Gea and Angel Di Maria. We talk about Robbie Rogers courageous decision, and we close the show with the debut of a new trivia game called “On This Day,” in which Josh tests his co-hosts knowledge of soccer history.
We review the USWNT’s win over Scotland—what did we learn from Tom Sermanni’s debut as head coach, and who is this Christen Press lady? We also preview the big Champions League game between Real Madrid and Manchester United—how do you solve a problem like Cristiano Ronaldo? Finally, we get the inside story on the MLS-USL partnership by asking Richmond Kickers head coach Leigh Cowlishaw to explain the new relationship between DC United and the Kickers.