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Ben Sweat
Mark Turner - Sep 22, 2021

INTERVIEW – Austin FC have experienced a difficult inaugural season. From a player’s perspective, the only thing more arduous than battling for points in a struggling MLS team is not being able to. Sidelined since the end of April 2021 with an ACL injury, Ben Sweat has spent the better part of the season rehabbing […]


New York Red Bulls II Blasts Richmond Kickers

TAMPA, FLORIDA (January 11, 2018) – Indy Eleven and the United Soccer League announced this week that the club will play in the USL in 2018. They join Fresno FC, Las Vegas Lights FC, Nashville SC, North Carolina FC and ATL UTD 2 as USL expansion teams this year. Jumping Ship: Indy Eleven Join USL […]

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Podcast (October 28, 2017) – What’s up Internet? Today on Last Word SC Radio, we’re talking all things MLS Cup Playoff Conference Semifinals. Last Word SC Radio: MLS Cup Playoff Conference Semifinals Preview The whole gang is on the podcast for this one. We start with full recaps and reactions to the Knockout round games […]

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Podcast (September 8, 2017) – What’s up Internt? This week on Last Word SC Radio, we’ve got a bunch of talking points on Soccer in America. Let’s get to it. Last Word SC Radio: 41 City WC 2026 Bid, USMNT, And NASL Denied Division II Status In the first segment, Matt and Robert sit down […]

Podcast (August 14, 2017) – What’s up Internet? Today on Last Word SC Radio, we’re changing this up from our normal show. Matt Pollard sits down with Steve Bernasconi of The Soccer Tour for an interview pod special. Last Word SC Radio: Interview Special With Steve Bernasconi Of The Soccer Tour Steve has embarked on […]

FC Cincinnati

Miami, FL (August 2nd, 2017)- FC Cincinnati defeated Miami FC by the score of 1-0. The win locks down their place in the semi-final of the 2017 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup.  FC Cincinnati Continues Cinderella Run, Advances to USOC Semifinals A cinderella story was bound to continue, no matter who advanced in this match. […]

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Editorial (June 15, 2017) – The fourth round of the 2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup is in the books. Sixteen matches were played on Tuesday and Wednesday night this week. With the dust settled, 13 MLS teams, two USL sides, and one NASL team remain. They will advance to the Round of 16, to […]

Martin Bihl - Jun 13, 2017

We use the MLS bye week as an opportunity to experience NASL soccer and see the New York Cosmos draw North Carolina FC at MCU Park on Coney Island.

Editorial (May 7, 2017) – Grant Wahl of SI.com reported this week that the U.S. Soccer Federation is operating with approximately $100 million in surplus. About $46 million of that came from the United States hosting the Copa America Centenario last year. The other half came from other operations (no news yet on how much […]

Podcast (Feburary 3, 2017) – What’s up internet? This week was all crazy with MLS Expansion Bids all over the place. That’s exactly what we’re talking about this we’re talking about on this episode of Last Word SC Radio. Matt Pollard is joined by Daniel Sperry to break everything down. Let’s get to it. Last […]

Podcast (January 19, 2017) – Happy Inauguration Week (kind of?) fam. This week on Last Word SC, Matt Pollard is joined by Joe Hojnacki and Joe Goldstein. Last Word SC: Dax McCarty, SuperDraft, And USL and NASL Division II Status In the first segment, Matt and Joe Goldstein discuss all things New York Red Bulls. […]

Joe Hojnacki - Jan 9, 2017

After a rather tumultuous 2016 season that almost killed the league, the NASL has parted ways with its commissioner of four years, Bill Peterson. No permanent replacement has been named yet, but Rishi Sehgal, the league’s Director of Business Development and Legal Affairs, will take over in the interim. The league report indicates that the […]

Joe Hojnacki - Jan 9, 2017

On Friday night, U.S. Soccer announced that both the NASL and USL would be given provisional division two sanctioning for the 2017 season. This decision is nothing short of a cop out. The federation had their chance to put their foot down and establish some sort of hierarchy in the turbulent lower end of the […]

John Bava - Jan 6, 2017

U.S. Soccer voted on Friday to grant provisional division II status to both USL and NASL for the 2017 season, giving each league a year to make their case.

Podcast (November 1, 2016) – Oh Canada! It’s another episode of Last Word SC Radio: Today we’re recapping that crazy MLS Eastern Conference Finals second leg between Toronto FC and the Montreal Impact. Last Word SC Radio: MLS Eastern Conference Finals Recap and #NASLexit Matt Pollard and Joe Hojnacki sit down to talk about Toronto’s […]

Podcast (November 29, 2016) – What’s up Taco Tuesday fanatics! Today on Last Word SC Radio, Matt Pollard, Joe Hojnacki, and Blayne Riffle are talking all things MLS Cup Conference Finals. Last Word SC Radio: MLS Cup Conference Finals Updates And NASL Collapse First off, Matt and the boys talk about the Seattle Sounders defeating […]



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Sacha Kljestan
Rob Jalón - Nov 30, 2016

The Los Angeles Galaxy celebrated the Fourth of July the best way possible; by giving G’s a fireworks show in a “complete” 4-0 win at home against CF Montreal on Monday night.  Two consecutive home losses in their previous matches, games in which they conceded first, left the Galaxy and Sacha Kljestan fighting an uphill […]

austin fc three goal comeback

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – Instead of being Red, White, and Blue, the largest fireworks show in Colorado was Verde. Colorado Rapids hosted Austin FC in their traditional 4th of July game on Monday night. Austin started poorly, but continued their recent theme of resilience. Austin FC beat Colorado Rapids with three goal comeback The first […]

Cyle Larin joins Club Brugge on July 4, 2022
Kyle Watson - Nov 30, 2016

The Canadian Men’s National Team’s all-time top goalscorer, Cyle Larin, joins Club Brugge KV on a three-year deal. Club Brugge sign free-agent Larin Cyle is a Bruges Boy! 🔵⚫ Welcome to the family, @cylelarin16! — Club Brugge KV (@ClubBrugge) July 4, 2022 The Belgian champions announced the move this morning, to the shock of many […]

Atlanta United group celebration
Riley Frain - Nov 30, 2016

NEW YORK CITY, NY – With a late goal from Dom Dwyer, Atlanta United came from behind to manage a 2-2 draw on the road against NYCFC as interim head coach Nick Cushing continues to search for his first win in charge. NYCFC grab a late first-half lead Starting strong on the attack but only […]

lucas esteves loan extension

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – Last Friday, Colorado Rapids confirmed they extended the loan of left back Lucas Esteves. He will be with the club through the end of the 2022 MLS season. As first reported by Yahoo, it is believed there is a loan fee of $200,000. The MLS side retains the option to purchase […]

Jozy Altidore against Ian Murphy for the ball
Jamie Rooke - Nov 30, 2016

Foxborough, MASS– FC Cincinnati and the New England Revolution met for a third time this season. Once again, the former were unable to come out on top- the Revs have truly had their number this year. 2-2 has been a common score line in New England and that was the case once again in a […]

Aaron Long New York Red Bulls
Harvey Cruz, Editor - Nov 30, 2016

Aaron Long headed in the deciding goal for the Red Bulls 1-0 win at Sporting KC. It’s their league-leading sixth road win of the season. After a tough first half in which they were outplayed, Gerhard Struber changed the system. Once that happened, the Red Bulls slowly gained momentum and eventually the goal came. On […]

charlotte fc first road win

HOUSTON – It was their first ever meeting. Houston Dynamo hosted Charlotte FC on Sunday night. Hector Herrera was in attendance, though not yet eligible to play. Charlotte were still looking for their first road win in MLS league play. Charlotte FC get first ever MLS road win at Houston Dynamo The home side started […]