Last Word SC Radio: MLS Cup Conference Finals Talk With Ralph Schudel And Alicia Tolar

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Podcast (November 29, 2017) – What’s up Internet? Today on Last Word SC Radio, we’re breaking down the MLS Cup Conference Finals Leg Two games.

Last Word SC Radio: MLS Cup Conference Finals Talk With Ralph Schudel And Alicia Tolar

First, we sit down with Ralph Schudel of Massive Report to talk about Columbus Crew SC and the Eastern Conference Finals. The guys discuss how the Crew weren’t able to take care of business at home and how they’ll change things up. Ralph gives his take on what the Artur suspension means for the Crew defensively and what the team could do should the match go to 120 minutes and possibly PKs. We end with some #SaveTheCrew talk as well.

Then we talk with Alicia Tolar of Dynamo Theory about the Houston Dynamo and the Western Conference Finals. Alicia laments the poor Leg One performance. We talk about how the Dynamo can give themselves a fighting chance and joke that a one-legged A.J. DeLaGarza might be starting at right back. We end with some sentimental talk about how Houston already have had a winning season with how ahead of schedule the rebuild is.

Dan Sperry and Robert Kerr join Matt Pollard in the Round Table for rapid fire topics and our Conference Finals predictions.

Last Word SC Radio is a part of Last Word FC Media and an affiliate member of the Beautiful Game Network. We record Thursdays and post online by Friday morning usually. You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Podbean, SoundCloud, and many other pod catchers.

Follow our wonderful hosts (read: motley crew) on Twitter: @LWOSMattPollard, @sperrydaniel94, @LWOSr2kerr2, and @MattMcCarthyLWO.

Matt Pollard is the Managing Editor of Last Word on Soccer and an engineer. When he’s not watching soccer or at work, the Colorado transplant enjoys skiing and hiking all over the state. The LA Kings will always be his first sports love, though MLS didn’t exist at the time. Once called the Shakespeare of LWOS, he covers the LA Galaxy, Colorado Rapids, and Saint Louis FC. Like the Galaxy, he too was handcrafted in LA.

Daniel Sperry is an Editor at Last Word on Soccer. He covers mainly Sporting KC and U.S. Soccer for LWOS, and discusses San Francisco Giants baseball elsewhere. He was born and raised in Northern California, hence his love for Bay Area teams. He currently resides in the KC Suburbs with his incredible wife and energetic puppy. Outside of sports and writing, he loves a good stout and nature, whether that is hiking, camping, canoeing, birding, or some activity with all four.

Robert Kerr is the Chicago Fire Beat Writer at Last Word on Soccer. He is a citizen of two football loving countries and a lifelong sports enthusiast. The multi-media producing father of two previously spent his time working in professional sports and broadcasting. He has also written about soccer since 2014. Enjoy his wonderful foreign accent every Thursday night on the podcast.

Matt McCarthy is in his second year as the Philadelphia Union Beat Writer for Last Word on Soccer. He is a freshman at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA studying both broadcast journalism and sports management. He is a Temple football communications intern. He also hosts a podcast that airs Tuesdays and Thursdays called The Knuckleheads with his brother Mike. Matt covered the 2016 Copa America Centenario for LWOS.

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