Discussing the re-debut of Cristiano Ronaldo for Manchester United in both Premier League action and UEFA Champions League action. How one game went so right and one went right for about 30 minutes and then horribly wrong.
Also, the United States Soccer Federation has offered identical collective bargaining agreements to both the United States Men and Women's National Teams. Going the route of revenue sharing for actual pay and aiming to get the men and women to split FIFA prize money. Is this really a way to get equal pay? Is it actually viable at the moment? Are the USSF trying to find the cheapest way out?
Plus, CONMEBOL now changes their mind about the biennial World Cup, while FIFPRO also weighs in on the situation too. All of this while other confederations seem to actually be ok with the idea. Plus, this also gives Sean Garmer and Erik Watkins a chance to discuss the Women's side of the equation and how this could actually benefit them.
Of course things end as always with the Supporters Club where we look at how our teams are doing.
The full squad is here for a big show heading into a very interesting International break. But first, there's a discussion on the madness that was Transfer Deadline day. Although the major one many were hoping for did not come to fruition as Kylian Mbappe stays at PSG.
However, there are still several surprises to get into, including Cristiano Ronaldo coming back to Manchester United, Antoine Griezmann heading back to Atletico Madrid, and more.
There are also some interesting tidbits on the newly minted CONCACAF W Championship and CONCACAF W Gold Cup as well.
Plus of course, What We Watched, The Supporters Club, Headlines, and more.
We will be back twice before the next regular show. Sean Garmer and Erik Watkins will have a review and reactions to the first USMNT World Cup Qualifying game against El Salvador on early Friday morning. Plus, the full crew again including Rachael McKriger on Sunday night for the second USMNT WCQ game against Canada too.
Rachael's article for The Equalizer: https://equalizersoccer.com/2021/08/26/explaining-the-new-concacaf-tournaments-qualification-format-for-world-cup-olympics/
What's up Internet? This week on Last Word SC Radio, Matt, Dan, and Rachael get together for our final U.S. Soccer Round Table for awhile. We break down the USMNT Gold Cup Champions and how they made it happen. We try to make sense of how and why the USWNT lost to Canada and ultimately did not win the Gold Medal.
As always, we finish with Weekend Pick 'Ems and Last Words.
What's up Internet? Last Word SC Radio is back for the third time this week. Dan and Matt do another U.S. Soccer round up. We analyze the USMNT's 1-0 win over Qatar and Mexico beating Canada in the semifinals. Then we look ahead to the Gold Cup Final on Sunday, where it's USA vs Mexico, again.
Then we break down the USWNT's win over the Dutch in penalties. We talk about the 120 minutes and what the U.S. did well and poorly. We hype up Alyssa Naeher in talking about penalties, then look ahead to the semifinal match against Canada.
Matt and Dan end the show with predictions on both of these U.S. Soccer games.
What's up Internet? Last Word SC Radio is back for the second time this week because USWNT Olympics aren't going well. Rachael joins Matt to break down the three group stage games and what they mean, individually and collectively.
We discuss what the team's done well and poorly. The duo look ahead to the quarterfinals with an eye on the USA vs. The Netherlands match. Rachael gives us some Round Table updates on NWSL and the coaching carousel. We end the show with our predictions for the USWNT game against the Dutch.
We're baaaaack! Erik Watkins and Rachael Kriger are back at Soccer 2 The Max, chatting about, well, soccer! Even though we're in quarantine — Erik's in Florida, Rachael is up north in Pennsylvania — we've got a lot to talk about. First, the duo dives into the newest and latest U.S. women's national team legal craziness.
Then, Erik and Rachael talk about the USL, MLS and NWSL opening up individual and team training. What does it look like for clubs who can't yet hit the practice field due to being in hot-bed areas? Finally, the show ends with a chat about the Bundesliga aiming to start back up by the end of May, and if it's really a good idea with COVID-19.
What's up Internet? This week on Last Word Soccer Club Radio, Matt and Dan wing it with not much to talk about. We discuss the USWNT beating Costa Rica and Panama by a combined 14-0 in Olympic Qualifying. The lads acknowledge the existence of a 1-0 win for the USMNT against Costa Rica. Oh and Matt mentioned the CBA but is still pessimistic.
Then Dan sends us down a silly MLS Twitter rabbit hole. We have some fun discussing some 2020 MLS Cup odds from betting agencies. The guys have hot takes for who's a good bet and a bad one and have a few laughs towards the bottom end of the list.
What's up Internet? This week on Last Word SC Radio, Dan, Rachael, and Matt have another preseason show. We talk national teams: Rachael's got the lowdown on the USWNT Olympic Qualifiers and CONCACAF in general. We discuss the relevance or lack there of of the USMNT friendly this week against Costa Rica. Also, Matt's freaking out about the MLS Collective Bargaining Agreement expiring this week.
What's up Internet? This week on Last Word SC Radio, Matt and Rachael are exhausted from the week. We discuss the MLS Cup Conference Finals, what happened, and why. Rachael gives some updates on the NWSL for 2020 and the state of the USWNT after an eventful week. We finish off with a brief MLS Cup preview, to be continued next week.