Of all the places you might have expected to hear effusive praise for David Beckham in light of his impending retirement, the Houston Dynamo training facility was likely pretty far down the list.
Nevertheless, with Becks celebrating the apparent end of his playing career this past week, the Dynamo – who fell to Beckham's Galaxy in each of the last two MLS Cups – weren't shy about their respect for Major League Soccer's international face.
On Wednesday, May 15, Robbie Russell announced he is retiring from soccer and will enroll in Georgetown University's Post-baccalaureate Pre-Medical Certificate Program. Listen to the veteran defender discuss his plans for life after MLS.
RELATED: Read Steven Goff's article on Russell's retirement
Don't miss this one! Philadelphia Union midfielder/defender Amobi Okugo talks about sports movies, playing D-min, and more. In the second segment, friend of the show Sebastian Salazar from CSN Houston goes around the league with Roche.
Okugo is a student and a student of the game. He and Roche talk about his online courswork and his knowledge of the of soccer especially recent great defensive mids.
We often read and hear of Major League Soccer's changing reputation overseas. Usually the shifting perceptions come from Europe, but a pair of recent stateside visits from two of CONCACAF's top coaches suggests that our domestic league's progress is being tracked on this side of the ocean as well.
Mark Simpson is currently the Director of Soccer Operations for NASL side Virginia Cavalry FC. He was also an assistant coach at D.C. United and an MLS Cup-winning goalkeeper for the Black-and-Red. We ask him about his new team and role.
The Pitch Pass goalkeeper trend continues when Colorado Rapids 'keeper Clint Irwin joins the show to discuss his career and the current season. In the second segment, TV soccer analyst Brian Dunseth calls in to go around the league.
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Real Salt Lake and U.S. National Team goalkeeper Nick Rimando joins the show to talk music, soccer, and more. In the second segment, Portland play-by-play man John Strong checks in to discuss Timbers and MLS.
Nick Rimando is enjoying his time in Utah and talks candidaly about life in Salt Lake and the possibilty of his wife, Jacqui, returning to her playing days.
Roche talks to Toronto FC and Welsh international forward Robert Earnshaw talks about joining Major League Soccer and his life in T-Dot. In the second segment, senior writer for Sports Illustrated, Grant Wahl joins the show to discuss the current MLS season.
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Roche checks in with Drew Epperley of bigdsoccer.com to talk about FC Dallas and then U.S. Men's National Team and Houston Dynamo midfielder Brad Davis joins the show.
FC Dallas are at the top of the Western Conference and Drew Epperley explains what is happening in Dallas. In the second segment, Roche finds out why a player as talented as Brad Davis flies under the radar.
Roche talks to Sporting KC and U.S. Men's National Team midfielder, Graham Zusi, about the mood in the U.S. Men's National Team camp and start of the MLS season. In the second segment D.C. United midfielder Chris Pontius discusses his national team aspirations, injuries, and ... Maroon5?
Graham gives candid answers about his experience with the U.
Chivas USA captain and goalkeeper Dan Kennedy joins the show to discuss his club and a possible U.S. National Team call-up and then Roche talks to Brian Straus of SportingNews.com.
Dan Kennedy shares a candid assessment of his offseason and some of his favorite Chelis-isms. Brian Staus (who drops the show's first f-bomb) talks about Chivas USA, which Canadian team is he buying into, and has some things to say about leadership on the U.
After the Houston Dynamo topped Mexican powerhouse Santos Laguna Tuesday night in CONCACAF Champions League play, the defeated visitors said all the right things. The words "respect" and "quality" combined with the phrases like "two great teams" in the Santos mixed zone. On its own, the verbiage was standard for any match not decided until the final minute.