Last Word SC: Dax McCarty, SuperDraft, And USL and NASL Division II Status

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From Last Word on Soccer, by Matt Pollard, Joe Hojnacki, and Joe Goldstein 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 […] READ MORE



NASL and USL DII Sanctioning Only Delays Problems

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From Last Word on Soccer, by Joe Hojnacki 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 […] READ MORE


A look inside Phoenix Rising FC with owner Berke Bakay

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From Last Word on Soccer, by Roy Emmanuel The United Soccer League (USL) continues to grow across the United States, with new teams joining the league and the current clubs aiming for further success. One such example is Phoenix Rising FC, bringing ambition and excitement to fans in Arizona. Rebranded from Arizona United SC, the […] READ MORE


North Carolina FC, Tampa Bay Rowdies Enter MLS Expansion Picture

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From Last Word on Soccer, by Joe Hojnacki The line for and MLS expansion team is growing outside of Don Garber’s door. On Tuesday, two new teams showed up in the back. North Carolina FC, formerly Carolina RailHawks of the NASL, and Tampa Bay Rowdies of the USL threw themselves into the ever increasing pile of […] READ MORE


Last Word SC Radio: MLS Eastern Conference Finals Recap and #NASLexit

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From Last Word on Soccer, by Matt Pollard and Joe Hojnacki 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 […] READ MORE


Last Word SC Radio: MLS Cup Conference Finals Updates And NASL Collapse

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From Last Word on Soccer, by Matt Pollard and Joe Hojnacki 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 […] READ MORE


The NASL Crisis and How to Fix It

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From Last Word on Soccer, by Joe Hojnacki The North American Soccer League is in trouble. The second tier league in the United States was already losing Minnesota United to MLS, and now they could see as many as four more sides depart the crumbling competition before the start of next season with only one more coming in […] READ MORE


Players Minnesota United Should Keep In Their Roster For MLS Next Year

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Major League Soccer officials announced on Friday that NASL side Minnesota United would be joining their league next season, confirming a timeline that was either to be 2017 or 2018. Minnesota has been one of the most passionate soccer cities in America for decades, from the Minnesota Kicks to the Minnesota Thunder. Through a variety […] READ MORE


An Ode to Kwadwo Poku: Thanks from an NYCFC fan

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Kwadwo Poku. The Six foot, One inch New York City Football Club cult hero. Last year he burst on to the Major League Soccer scene with his flashy footwork, eye catching performances, and lovable personality. Poku’s story is a fascinating one originating in Kumasi, a city of about two million people in central Ghana. He began […] READ MORE