Nick’s Final Episode (and some CCL talk)
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by The Sons of a Pitch: An American Soccer Podcast
2y ago
Hey, soccer fans! Sadly, that is the last time I great you as a host and producer for The Sons of a Pitch: An American Soccer Podcast. After three years of podcasts and videos recorded in garages, basements, and campers, I am stepping away. The show is going in a new direction, and I can no longer be a part of it. What I will say is this has been an incredible three years. I’ve met people from around the Chicago suburbs and around the world. I’ve been inspired by other shows and stories. I’ve truly found what others have already known: the soccer community is one of the best and most supportiv ..read more
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We Have a CBA!
Sons of a Pitch | An American Soccer Podcast
by The Sons of a Pitch: An American Soccer Podcast
2y ago
Great news, soccer fans! The MLS and MLSPA have ratified a new CBA, and the season looks to be on schedule to start April 3, 2021. In tonight’s episode, Nick and Mike give their takes on the negotiations, including what it means to have avoided a lockout/strike, what are the key provisions, and how does this set up future negotiations. Next, the hosts dive into the latest transfers and loans from around the league, including: Portland Timbers extend midfielder Eryk Williamson DC United sign defender Michael DeShields Austin FC sign striker Aaron Schoenfeld Montreal acquire Ahmed Hamdi, Joaqui ..read more
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MLS Transfer Special! Review of USMNT vs. T&T
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by The Sons of a Pitch: An American Soccer Podcast
2y ago
Clubs are making moves and we are discussing the biggest transfers and impactful signings around Major League Soccer. From Aaron Long staying put, Paul Arriola loaned out, and Frankie Amaya’s true worth, we’ve got it all. In the 2H we recap the USMNT’s victory vs. Trinidad & Tobago and what we can learn from the match. Tune in for in-depth discussions on: Bryan Reynolds signs with Roma Atlanta waive striker Adam Jahn Dike on loan from Orlando to Barnsley LAFC loan out Rodriguez to Almeira NYCFC’s Castellanos linked to a move in Brazil Minnesota brings back quartet of core players Colorado ..read more
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MLS is Back! USMNT is Back!
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by The Sons of a Pitch: An American Soccer Podcast
2y ago
Hey, soccer fans! The Sons of a Pitch: An American Soccer Podcast is back…and so is the MLS (almost). We were excited to hear the announcement and are hopeful for a new CBA and a smooth start to the MLS’ 26th season. In this episode, we also talk about: MLS Opening Day and Potential Issues Collective Bargaining and Negotiations between MLSPA and MLS owners SuperDraft Recap Moves and Transfers Nelson Rodriguez steps down for Fire Jordan Morris to Swansea Caden Clark to RB Leipzig Lisandro Lopez to ATLUTD And if the MLS announcement wasn’t excitement enough, the USMNT have announced a frien ..read more
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Coaching Carousel, Perea Makes the USMNT Switch
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by The Sons of a Pitch: An American Soccer Podcast
2y ago
Hey, soccer fans! Thanks for joining us as we discuss all the latest news from around the American soccer landscape. Tonight, we focus on all the coaching news from around Major League Soccer, including: Greg Vanney to Los Angeles Galaxy Chris Armas to Toronto FC Phil Neville to Inter Miami Hernan Losada to D.C. United We also touch on Andres Perea making the switch from Colombia to the USMNT and what this means for the depth and roster of the US And if you like ripping terrible logos and rebrands, we’ve got all your jokes for the terrible Montreal Snowflakes. Tune in for all this and more ..read more
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Do Something, USMNT! and Fire Youth Movement
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by The Sons of a Pitch: An American Soccer Podcast
2y ago
Hey, soccer fans! Welcome back to the Sons of a Pitch: An American Soccer Podcast. We’ve got a real treat tonight as we continue talking USMNT. We look at their January camp roster, possible friendly vs. Serbia, and what we expect with a possible competitions they’ll play during 2021. We also get to know Matthew Hoppe, the young American taking Schalke 04 and the Bundesliga by storm. In the second half, we look local, breaking down the Chicago Fire’s latest signings of four players 21 years old and under. We keep up with the Crew’s moves, and discuss the latest striker to join LAFC. Stay tuned ..read more
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I’ve Got Your Force Majeure!
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by The Sons of a Pitch: An American Soccer Podcast
2y ago
Hey, soccer fans! The Sons of a Pitch: An American Soccer Podcast is back talking all things Major League Soccer (MLS). It’s the offseason, but the MLS is never off, we bring you all the latest transfer news, including: Mark McKenzie from Philadelphia Union to KRC Genk Brendan Aaronson from Philadelphia Union to RB Salzburg Joe Scally from NYCFC to Borussia Mönchengladbach Tanner Tessman of FC Dallas training with Bayern Munich Greg Vanney to manage LA Galaxy In the second half of the show, we look at the potentially huge impact of the the MLS invoking the new Collective Bargaining Agreement ..read more
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CCL: A Reflection, MLS Moves
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by The Sons of a Pitch: An American Soccer Podcast
2y ago
Hey, soccer fan! The Sons of a Pitch are back, reflecting on all things Concacaf Champions League. LAFC was so close to being the first MLS team to bring home the CCL trophy in it’s modern iteration, but ultimately fell short vs. a determined Tigres team. Tune in for our takes on: How big is the loss for club and league? Can we measure MLS by CCL standards? What’s holding back MLS sides from winning CCL? In the second half, we discuss the various moves from around Major League Soccer, including: What Wondo’s extension means for the San Jose Quakes How BWP can help the Columbus Crew repeat a ..read more
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CCL Gone Wild!
Sons of a Pitch | An American Soccer Podcast
by The Sons of a Pitch: An American Soccer Podcast
2y ago
Hey, soccer fans! You’ve heard of CCL fever, but this is full blown Mad CCL Disease! Theatrics and hard fouls, red cards and suspensions, coaches throwing punches…you’ve never witnessed anything like this before! (And if you have, where did you grow up?) In tonight’s episode we recap all the highlights and lowlights from LAFC’s stunning, come-from-behind-victory over Club America. We break down the aftermath of the game, and then look forward to the final: LAFC vs. Tigres. Turning locally, we ask the question: do you want Miguel Herrera to coach in MLS? There are advantages to having an experi ..read more
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MLS Cup Recap, CCL Preview
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by The Sons of a Pitch: An American Soccer Podcast
2y ago
Hey, soccer fans! And welcome to The Sons of a Pitch: An American Soccer Podcast. Tonight, we recap the 2020 MLS Cup Final and congratulate the champions: the Columbus Crew. We recap what they did right and what Seattle did wrong. Would anyone have guessed that Etienne, Jr. and Aidan Morris would have played so well, or that Zelarayan would’ve bagged a brace? Next, we examined the sustainability of each franchise. The Seattle Sounders dynasty is a near perfect model, and with Tim Bezbatchenko at the helm in Columbus, he could be building the next dynasty with the Crew. They’re already making m ..read more
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