World Cup fever is raging right now in the US and Japan, and Andrew, Simon, and David are on board. They open up with Emma Hayes’ reaction to the semifinals, and the full breakdown of the final matchup to come. Fortunately, as if there wasn’t enough soccer on the radar, the US Open Cup is rolling along as well. Get the lowdown on the Round of 16 action as well as the quarterfinals.
In the second segment, get your MLS fill: all the weekend’s games, what to watch for, and who needs it most. Next up, a fun and informative conversation with ETR's guru of youth development, Tampa Bay Rowdies head coach Thomas Rongen. Rongen brought Michael Bradley, Jozy Altidore and Freddy Adu through the U-20s, and reminisces about a player who could have outshone them all in Charles Renken. He also discusses Jordan Morris, the future of the Rowdies, and the next step for development in the US and Canada.
In the mailbag, it’s all USMNT. What message did Jurgen Klinsmann send Clint Dempsey by giving Bradley the armband? Plus, who is Aron Johannsson’s MLS comparable?