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Last Word SC Radio: OCSC Guru Kevin Mercer, USA v Ecuador, and Kaka at the Copa

(May 26, 2016) – Your hosts Tyler Bailey and Matt Pollard sit down with Orlando City SC Guru Kevin Mercer to talk all things purple, including Kaka‘s very recent call-up to Brazil’s Copa America squad.

Then, the lads recap and analyze what could be a groundbreaking win for the US Men’s National Team over Ecuador going into Copa America. Is the Michael Bradley #6 dream alive? Is Nagbe a starter? Is Bobby Wood the answer up top?

Finally, the lads predict this weekend’s MLS fixtures as well as the USMNT‘s final Copa prep match against Bolivia.

Last Word SC Radio: OCSC Guru Kevin Mercer, USA v Ecuador, and Kaka at the Copa

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Tyler Bailey is an undergraduate student at Fordham University in New York City and covers NYCFC and the USMNT as a Staff Writer for Last Word on Sports. He’s an avid musician, a member of Fordham University Men’s Club Soccer (Go Rams!), an unpredictable Twitter personality, and a soccer hipster. He loves cats and the beautiful game.

Matt Pollard is a Featured Columnist at Last Word on Sports and Corrosion Engineer. When he’s not saving pipelines and cleaning up messes, 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 covers the LA Galaxy, Colorado Rapids, and Saint Louis FC. 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 Staff Writer for the past few years. 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


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