(PODCAST) – Last Word SC Radio returns with your USA v Panama postgame show. But, if an epic rant and voting Timmy Chandler off the island wasn’t enough, Matt, Sean, and Russ are joined by LWSC writer Ty Bailey to talk about tonight’s announcement of the MLS All Star Game (Shame?) rosters, and the inclusion of Frank Lampard (0 MLS minutes), and Steven Gerrard (45 minutes in an ICC friendly).
Then Alec and Matt dig into the New York Red Bulls when they’re joined by Kris Dyer of Big Apple Soccer. What’s it all about in the Hudson (Gotham?) Derby? How much of an affect has the formation of Red Bull II had on the franchise? How committed is RBNY to the US Open Cup REALLY? These questions and more answered when Kris gets into the action.
Finally, Sky Blue FC PxP voice and World Soccer Show host Charlie Flowe joins Alec and Matt to wrap up the Women’s World Cup, and shed some light on what’s going on in NWSL, and Sky Blue FC.
All this and more on Last Word SC Radio!
Roger Cleaves is a Business Major at Sacramento State and a six year Navy Vet, but more importantly an avid soccer fan and coach. Growing up in Northern California he began playing and watching soccer at a young age. While visiting family in Washington State he attended a Seattle Sounders game and fell in love with the team. Always learning about the intricacies of the sport, he considers himself a student of the game and looks to share his knowledge to the masses every Thursday night.
Matt Pollard is a Chemical Engineering Grad Student and Staff Writer for the MLS department at Last Word on Sports. When he’s not playing with fire, he’s going for a run, trying a microbrewery, or watching sports. His first sports love was the LA Kings, though MLS didn’t exist at the time. Once called the Shakespeare of the department, he describes himself as a typical tuba playing Ginger Ninja, Environmental Crusader, Sports Hipster, and Miami Hurricane. Like the Galaxy, he too was handcrafted in LA
Alec Rivera is a Major League Soccer Editor at Last Word on Sports; a longtime fan of both the sport and the league, he has been delighted to cover D.C. United as a writer for the past several months. He grew up playing soccer from the age of three and, for the longest time, refused to even acknowledge any other sport except in passing. Nowadays, he is not so discriminatory to the lesser sports. Except hockey. Because ice makes him cold. #VamosUnited #GoNats #GoRavens #GoWizards #DCrising
Russ “Big Mick” McKenzie is the head of the MLS department at Last Word on Sports, and has spent a tremendous amount of time on the radio in the past, with WSIA 88.9 NY, WZBT 91.1 PA, and has own independent podcast, The Psychedelic Toaster Show. There are 5 things he loves – his wife, his dog, technology, beer, and good sport. He spends most of his free time thinking about tactical changes on his beloved New York Red Bulls. He also enjoys herding cats and arguing with trees.