Thu, 11 April 2019
In this episode, the crew celebrates Calen’s Hall of Fame status. Which HOF? Don’t you worry about that. There are no worries in Minnesota, either. Not with Allianz Field set to open and future of the professional game in the Twin Cities assured. Andrew explains why Allianz Field means so much to Loons supporters and why it might just be the best soccer stadium in the US. Plus, Kei Kamara’s legacy examined after the Rapids striker moves into 5th on the all-time goal list, the Galaxy land a new center back who you’ll know from Concacaf and the World Cup and the United States’ Gold Cup mandate.
In the second segment, David explains why the GA Cup matters. Long story short, five years from now, today’s prospects will be the real deal and many will be playing at the highest level. Find out who you should be watching, then Real Monarch’s head coach Martin Vasquez calls in to walk you through Real Salt Lake’s development efforts.
In the mailbag, the MLS Iron Throne is up for grabs, so who gets the prime seat? Plus, who is MLS’s Jon Snow? David and Susannah disagree.
4:14 – Allianz Field a dream realized for Twin Cities and Minnesota United
12:53 – Are Houston among MLS’s elite teams? They’re unbeaten…
15:03 – Kei Kamara’s legacy examined after Rapids FWD moves into No. 5 on all-time goal list
22:03 – Galaxy sign Costa Rican Giancarlo Gonzalez to shore up backline
25:25 – Sporting KC and Red Bulls re-evaluate expectations for 2019
29:29 – USMNT goal for the Gold Cup? Win it, period.
34:25 – Future stars of world soccer take the stage at GA Cup
37:57 – INTERVIEW: Martin Vasquez (Real Monarchs) talks academies, USL and youth development
53:39 – MAILBAG: MLS Game of Thrones!