RS|BS Soccer Ep 1: The Final Word on the Hudson River Derby

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Welcome to the Red State | Blue State Soccer Podcast! Your hosts Russ (Mr. Red) and John (Mr. Blue) have one last word to add to the aftermath of the New York Red Bulls dominating New York City FC in the first edition of the Hudson River Derby for 2016… well, maybe more than just […] READ MORE


Mike Grella Reaps the Benefit of New York Red Bulls New Identity

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Harrison, NJ (October 18th, 2015) – What a long strange road it has been for Jesse Marsch and his New York Red Bulls. On a brisk Sunday afternoon, New York finished off their home schedule with a 4-1 win against the Philadelphia Union.  The Red Bulls have already faced this Union team three times across […] READ MORE


McCarty vs Kljestan: Making a Case for the Red Bulls’ MVP

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(Editorial) – As the 2015 winds down, the Red Bulls sit three points clear in the lead spot in the Eastern Conference. It’s a spot that they can clinch with any combination of four points in the standings.  Red Bulls head coach Jesse Marsch and sporting director Ali Curtis have taken their master plan of […] READ MORE


Marsch, Red Bulls Must Find a Way to Bounce Back One More Time

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Harrison, NJ (September 27th, 2015) – For the most part, the 2015 incarnation of the New York Red Bulls was one born of adversity.  They began the season under a firestorm of controversy, and have spent every day since the home opener in March attempting to rebuild the rapport they had with their supporters.  Winning, […] READ MORE


FIFA’s Blatter Finally Caught With His Hand In Football’s Cookie Jar

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25th September, 2015 – In a stunning turn of events, the news that Swiss officials opened criminal proceedings filtered through the ether of the internet on Friday morning. The first news of this came down from Martyn Ziegler, who broke the news via Twitter. The charges were completely unsurprising to anyone who has followed the […] READ MORE


Last Word SC: Stephen Holroyd talks Bethlehem Steel FC, ASL

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(Podcast) – Tonight, Matt, Russ, and Ty take a look back at American soccer history with soccer maven Steve Holroyd, of Philly Soccer Page. They look back nearly a century when the American Soccer league were poaching top players from Europe, and Bethlehem Steel FC walked the earth creating their own footballing dynasty right here […] READ MORE


Last Word SC: Matt Jordan and Kharlton Belmar

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(PODCAST) – Tonight, Last Word Soccer Club Radio celebrates it’s first anniversary in style! First, Matt and Russ have a chat with Matt Jordan, VP and General Manager of the Houston Dynamo. Jordan talks about Cubo’s impact at the club, as well as Targeted Allocation Money, analytics, player development in Houston, and more! Then, Portland […] READ MORE


Standing in the Shadow of History: Bethlehem Steel FC

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Bethlehem, PA (August 20th, 2015) – To hear Nick Sakiewicz tell it, the move to bring professional soccer back to the tiny Pennsylvania town of Bethlehem represents an extraordinary opportunity. ” In the end, we’ve chosen an extraordinarily great soccer community in the Lehigh Valley that is underserved for professional soccer. Combining our club’s culture […] READ MORE