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LWSC Radio: Supporter’s Shield debacle, DEFCON ratings return

Supporter's Shield

PODCAST- What’s up internet? This week on Last Word SC Radio, Dan and Rachael discuss the Supporter’s Shield debacle, and the potential for points per game to be the deciding factor for who makes the postseason. Then, the return of our DEFCON Rankings. We take the bottom 6 teams in each conference as nobody is truly eliminated from the postseason, and give our DEFCON Ratings.

NOTE: The time of recording was Wednesday night. Due to technical difficulties, this was not uploaded until Saturday, 10/24.

LWSC Radio: Supporter’s Shield and DEFCON ratings return

For reference-DEFCON Ratings

  • 5-In the postseason no doubt, and position is solidified.
  • 4-In the postseason most likely, questions about seeding
  • 3-50/50 chance they make it in
  • 2-on the outside looking in but there is a chance
  • 1-you ain’t making it bro

Last Word SC Radio is an American Soccer podcast, covering mostly MLS, as well as the USL, NWSL, and U.S. Soccer. We are a part of Last Word on Sports Media and an affiliate member of the Beautiful Game Network. You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and many other podcatchers, along with lots of other great content from other Last Word on Sports outlets.

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About Us

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.

Rachael Kriger is a Senior Editor at Last Word on Soccer. She is the lead writer for the Seattle Sounders, U.S. Women’s National Team and NWSL. Hailing from Moscow, Russia, she resides in Pittsburgh, Pa., home to the Riverhounds. Rachael is a big fan of her home country’s national teams and cried when Russia beat Spain in the World Cup Round of 16. However, Rachael has to admit that basketball was her first love and still keeps in contact with that sport through coaching.

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.

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