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Last Word Soccer Club 16 October 2015

Tyler, Matt, and Alec take on the biggest topics from each conference, discuss the Supporters Shield front runners, and dish heavily on the state of the USMNT


Jurgen Klinsmann CONCACAF Cup Post Game Press Conference

Here is USMNT head coach Jurgen Klinsmann's entire press conference following the CONCACAF Cup. Klinsmann spoke about the result, the substitute and tactic decision from the second half and extra time, as well as what the program needs to do going forward.


Last Word SC: Matt Jordan, GM Houston Dynamo; Kharlton Belmar, Portland Timbers 2 FC

Tonight, Last Word Soccer Club Radio celebrates it's first anniversary in style!

First, Matt and Russ have a chat with Matt Jordan, VP and General Manager of the Houston Dynamo. Jordan talks about Cubo's impact at the club, as well as Targeted Allocation Money, analytics, player development in Houston, and more!
Then, Portland Timbers 2 FC striker Kharlton Belmar stops by to talk about the differences between his college experience and his new venture in USL, the current state of affairs at PT2, and he dishes about where to find some great ice cream in Portland!
Then, Ty joins in the third segment and the gang tackles the question - who would be a better right back for Jurgen Klinsmann, an avacado or a space elephant? Not only that, the guys get real about the NASL's dvi 2 status and the impending anti-trust suit against USSF. Is it viable? Or is it just sour grapes.
All this and more on this week's Last Word Soccer Club Radio!

Football 2 Futbol: 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup: USA vs. Haiti Post-Game Analysis

This is the official Last Word on Sports post-game for the USA vs. Haiti 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup Group Stage Match. 

Sean is joined by Chris Asbrock to breakdown what happened in the 1-0 USMNT victory over Haiti. 

What were the positives, what were the negatives, and what can be done looking ahead to the final group stage game against Panama, even though they already have first in the group in the bag. 

The guys also discuss a little bit about the Panama vs. Honduras match as well.


Football 2 Futbol: 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup: USA vs. Honduras post-game analysis

This is the official Last Word on Sports post-game analysis for the US Men vs. Honduras first Group stage match. Sean and Matt break down the USMNT vs Honduras 2-1 victory, discuss positives and negatives, and look ahead to the next game on Friday night.

The guys also wonder if there are any changes that Jurgen Klinsman can make for the game against Haiti as well.

Matt also talks a little bit about the first Group A match between Panama and Haiti and gives some predictions on the

first two matches in Group B and Group C to finish things out.


Football 2 Futbol: 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup Preview

On this special edition of the podcast, Sean is joined again by Chris Asbrock to discuss the positives and negatives in the USMNT vs Guatemala Friendly match. Do we like the look of the squad? Who impressed? What could be worked on heading into Tuesday night and more.

Then we spend the rest of the time giving our thoughts and predictions on the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup as a whole. Who will come out of each group? Who ultimately wins the whole thing? Tune-in to find out.            


Football 2 Futbol: USA Women vs. China Quarterfinal Match Post-Game Analysis

This is the official Last Word on Sports post-game analysis for the USA Women's National Team vs. China Quarterfinal match.

 Sean and Matt are joined by a returning Chris Asbrock to break down the USWNT vs. China game. The guys discuss who was the best player of the match, the changes made by Jill Ellis, and more.

Now that one Semi-Final match-up is set, the guys also look ahead to the USWNT next challenge against a fearsome Germany side that defeated France 5-4 on penalties earlier today after a 1-1

draw after extra time.

Then things are rounded out by looking at the USMNT 23 man squad that Jurgen Klinsman selected for the CONCACAF Gold Cup, which begins very soon.


Last Word SC Soccer Podcast: FC Dallas’ Ryan Hollingshead and US Soccer’s Jeff Crandall

Last Word SC Radio returns! Matt and Russ welcome Jeff Crandall of to talk about the upcoming US Open Cup Round of 16.  Jeff weighs in about the Red Bulls v Cosmos, along with Chicago v Charlotte.  He makes some bold predictions, talks about ideas to make the 3rd oldest tournament in the world more popular with the media. 

Then, Matt has a chat with FC Dallas midfielder Ryan Hollinghead about the transition from college to pro, building a church with his brother, and learning latin dance moves.  Matt admits that every LWSC writer and host is afraid of one Fabian Espindola.

Finally Matt and Russ take your questions via twitter about the Gold Cup roster, MLS, US Women's National Team and then the boys break down rivalry week!