On the final World Cup edition of Soccer 2 the MAX, Sean Garmer and Erik Watkins are joined by Last Word on Soccer's Matt Pollard to discuss all things 2018 World Cup Final.
The guys breakdown the game, their thoughts on France and Croatia throughout the tournament. The future of both countries national teams looking ahead to EURO 2020.
Then, things end with a discussion on the 2022 World Cup in Qatar officially being named a winter tournament for the Northern side of the globe. They also give general thoughts on many things about the 2018 World Cup too.
On this World Cup edition of Soccer 2 the MAX, Sean Garmer, Erik Watkins, and Rachael McKriger discuss the two Semi-Finals, France and Croatia's road to the Final, and they make predictions on who wins. Not to mention, you want to listen for the big wager between Erik and Rachael depending on who wins as well.
On this World Cup edition of Soccer 2 the MAX, Sean Garmer, Erik Watkins, and Rachael McKriger discuss all four of the quarterfinal games. What to expect in the Semi-Finals, and who we could see making it to the Final.
On this World Cup edition of Soccer 2 the MAX, Sean Garmer, Erik Watkins, and the "Resident Russian" Rachael McKriger discuss Russia's big upset victory over Spain.
Could Russia really go even further in the tournament? What exactly made Rachael cry when it was all over? And they give a big thanks to the goalkeeper hero.
Well, it was the day for penalties, as Croatia and Denmark was also decided the same way. They discuss if perhaps the better team didn't get the win, is this Croatia's wake up call? And who's got the better opportunity to advance to the Semi-Final?
Finally, they preview the games happening on Monday with Brazil vs. Mexico and Japan vs. Belgium.
On this World Cup edition of Soccer 2 the MAX, Sean Garmer and Erik Watkins discuss what happened in the first set of Round of 16 games.
Lionel Messi's Argentina and Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal are out. Two of the tournament's biggest stars defeated in the Round of 16. What does it say about both men, and the makeup of their teams. What's next for them when it comes to the international realm, and what do the guys make of their absence in the game that mattered.
On the other end, France and Uruguay both showcased wonderful team play. Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani put on a master class up top, while their defense was a true wall. France followed the talented toes of Kylian Mbappe for two sublime goals, while another one was made by a defender. The guys discuss how both teams played, a little preview of their match-up, and how the big Cavani injury changes things.
They end the show previewing Spain vs. Russia, and Croatia vs. Denmark too.
On this World Cup edition of Soccer 2 the MAX, Sean Garmer and Erik Watkins discuss the final group stage games. The FIFA Fair Play tiebreaker made its presence felt, but not in the group you'd expect. Should this be a tiebreaker at all? Or was it really better to draw lots?
The duo also give out their Knockout stage predictions now that it's all set. Who do they have winning the World Cup 2018? Did they stick with their original picks? Or do they make a few surprise choices? Certainly worth a listen to find out.
On this World Cup edition of Soccer 2 the MAX, Sean Garmer, Erik Watkins, and Rachael McKriger discuss Russia finally getting a dose of reality, or did they just play into what Uruguay wanted?
France and Denmark doing their best World Cup 1982 impression. While Peru finally gets on the board and wins one for their beloved fans.
Portugal and Spain take VAR to a whole new level in controversy. However, it also made a big decision for Argentina as well. Were all these decisions the right ones though? And did Lionel Messi just get the lifeline to tear it up in the knockout round? We discuss all these things and more.
On this World Cup edition of Soccer 2 the MAX, Sean Garmer and Erik Watkins discuss three days worth of action, as the second round of group games come to a close.
Who's in a better position Brazil or Germany after their close calls with stoppage time miracles. CONCACAF sees two of their teams eliminated, while Mexico will most likely top their group. What does it say about the confederation as a whole?
North African teams are officially eliminated. So it is all down to Nigeria and Senegal to keep the dream alive. But could Nigeria have kept it alive for Lionel Messi and company to take the second spot? And who gets out of Group H after Colombia's goal-filled against Poland.
Finally, who had the better showing England or Belgium? And does it really matter where they end up? Or should England try to come out topping the whole thing? Plus, birthday shenanigans for Erik, and much more.
On this World Cup edition of Soccer 2 the MAX, Sean Garmer, Erik Watkins, and Rachael McKriger are a bit somber about the elimination of Peru thanks to their loss to France. Even though perhaps the country of Argentina is feeling even worse after the drubbing they received at the hands of Croatia.
How did Croatia control the game? Should we question Lionel Messi's care for the squad? And could Croatia make a deep run after what they showed. Also, who looked better Denmark or France?All this and more.
What's up Internet? Today on Last Word Soccer Club Radio, Matt and Dan talk about the World Cup and the MLS players taking part in the tournament. We discuss Jason Kreis being fired by Orlando City SC and MLS coaching carrousels in general.
In the Round Table, we discuss the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Round of 16 and preview the quarterfinals. The guys finish off with Rapid Fire, MLS Weekend Pick 'Ems, and discuss some Mark Geiger World Cup shenanigans.