We all have things we'd like to see happen in our soccer world. Sometimes they are completely legitimate, relevant and probable. Sometimes though, these hopes are merely flights of fantasy. With that in mind, here are ten possibilities that I've been toiling around in my noggin, wondering.
In this episode Luke Lohr and Pedro Gomes discuss the improvement of the US Men's National Team and the stunning results of the US Open Cup. Head Coach of Orlando City SC Adrian Heath joins the show to talk about the Lion's upset victory over Sporting Kansas City. Also joining is Head Coach of the Carolina RailHawks Colin Clarke reflecting on his side's defeat of a second MLS club and advancement in the US Open Cup.
MLS and attendance figures have long been a topic of conversation in US Soccer circles. This week I want to look at the issue from a different perspective. In this week's USL Pro Spotlight, we are taking a look at what type of impact a visiting MLS Reserve squad had on USL Pro clubs attendance numbers.
In this episode Luke Lohr and Pedro Gomes break down USA's defeat of Jamaica and wonder where the national team is truly headed. The US Open Cup is upon us and we spoke briefly with both NASL coaches (Ricky Hill and Colin Clarke) ahead of their MLS match ups. That and more in this edition of Off The Bench.
NASL is rife with rumors at the moment, so it seemed prudent to jot a few of the more solid rumors from trusted sources down for reader pleasure. These have come from sources very close to the clubs and situations, but I stress, these are not 100% confirmed.
Article By: Anders Aarhus The boys over at SounderatHeart, have created a pretty cool roster generator that will entertain you for hours. Put in a salary cap limit between $1.5 million and $18 million and the generator will spit out a roster based on the latest salaries released by the MLS Players Union.
On the field, the Charlotte Eagles look pretty much like any other USL Pro team. They have a mixed-bag of both American and foreign soccer talent on the roster. They play at an intimate college soccer field at Queens University, which holds a capacity of around 5,000 spectators.
Luke Lohr and Pedro Gomes reunite to talk USMNT results, the best and worst of MLS and the newest jersey deal in the NASL. Also joining is friend of the show George John who sheds light on the good form of FC Dallas, the vibe of the team and Pedro puts him to the test after his beer to the noggin a few months back.
In this special edition of Off The Bench, Luke Lohr moderates a panel of experts as they discuss the implications and talking points of Major League Soccer's 20th team: New York City FC. Rob Stone of FOX Soccer, Alexi Lalas of ESPN and Big Head, Red Head podcast, Jimmy Conrad of KickTV and the American Soccer Spectacular, and Pedro Gomes participate in a 'digital roundtable' on what NYCFC means for the Red Bulls, the fans of the game and the league overall.
A first half hat trick from Robbie Keane helped see the Galaxy to a 4-0 thumping of the visiting Seattle Sounders. Sean Franklin opened the scoring for LA in the 12th minute, finishing a ball from Keane after some great combination play.
In this episode Luke catches up with Robbie Rogers and Curt Onolfo in a post-practice interview leading up to their match with the Carolina RailHawks. Rogers offers insight into several topics he's been faced with of late. Pedro and Luke break down notable MLS results from the weekend and Eric Wynalda is flying back to help guide Atlanta.
In this episode Luke Lohr and Pedro Gomes to sit down and examine the impact that the 20th MLS team will have on the NASL's New York Cosmos, the results of the Open Cup and where each league stands in the tournament. Josh Hakala of TheCup.us steps in to shed light on the Open Cup's best talking points and Garth Lagerwey, General Manager of Real Salt Lake, joins to talk about the possibility of an RSL branded team competing in USL PRO.