Rank #1: 2016 MLS Season in Review Part 1
The boys discuss the quick firing of Bob Bradley as Swansea City manager and wonder if there's a return to the MLS for the newly unemployed coach. Then they delve into a review of the 2016 MLS Season starting in the Eastern Conference. Going from worst to first, the boys rapidly discuss how each season went for teams in the East from lowlights to highlights to a look toward the future. They ask: What were the good takeaways from Chicago Fire and their disappointing season? How much of an impact did Kei Kamara make leaving the Crew and going to New England? What did the late run of good from for D.C. United mean for their future? Was the benching of Didier Drogba by Mauro Biello the storyline of the season? Despite falling of the playoffs, was it a great year for the Red Bulls? All that and much more.
Rank #2: MLS Offseason Begins
The MLS offseason begins and there have already been a number of big moves including the splash loan of Honduran international Alberth Elis to the Houston Dynamo, Hungarian striker Nemanja Nikolic going to the Chicago Fire, Jermaine Jones as a future LA Galaxy player and lots more. In the second-half, the boys discuss the forthcoming January USMNT camp and their friendly against Serbia while contemplating what it all means...if anything.
Rank #3: MLS Cup: Final Thoughts on the…Final
Seattle Sounders are the 2016 MLS Cup Champions after defeating Toronto FC at BMO Field. The boys go in-depth to review the final game to assess how the players did. How did Seattle neutralize Giovinco? Was Michael Bradley the best or simply OK? Why was Jordan Morris a ghost but Roman Torres a beast? All that and some ruminations on what the MLS Cup Final means compared to the Supporters Shield. Plus, Expansion Draft talk and other rumors.
Rank #4: MLS Cup Final Preview
It's down to two teams and one game. Will Brian Schmetzer's Sounders be able to take on the star-studded Toronto FC or will the likes of Jozy Altidore and Sebastian Giovinco be too much for Seattle? The boys preview the 2016 MLS Cup Final between Toronto FC and Seattle Sounders and give their predictions. Then in the second-half, a look to the future. Matt and Saxon delve into the off-season moves made so far by newcomers Atlanta United FC and Minnesota United FC and ask if its a sign of things to come for the teams.
Rank #5: So Much Soccer News!
It's been a wild week for American soccer and MLS playoffs. The boys delve into all of the news including the firing of Jurgen Klinsmann as head coach of USMNT, the hiring of Bruce Arena, and leg one of the MLS semifinal playoffs. Can Montreal Impact recover from conceding two goals to Toronto FC? Can the Seattle Sounders score in Colorado or will the Rapids fend off Seattle's attack? All that plus retirement news and a review of the 2016 MLS Awards.
Rank #6: Onto the Semis!
As the playoff picture shrinks, the boys discuss all the action from the final leg of the MLS Cup quarterfinals including the Red Bulls crashing out again, lackluster LA Galaxy, Gashi's Golazo, and Sounder's Schmetzers. Plus Giovinco's Italian Team snub, USMNT game versus Mexico and MVP candidates.
Rank #7: MLS Cup Begins!
The boys discuss all the action from 2016 Audi MLS Cup including the knockout of DC United after their scorching finish to the season, the disappointing end to the Philadelphia Union and Benny Feilhaber's freakout against Seattle. Plus, Brian Schmetzer's Seattle Sounders demolish treble hopefuls FC Dallas, Toronto FC get a win at home versus the Red Bulls, Montreal Impact's two Drogba-less victories, NYCFC's difficult loss and all the strange tactical switches of the past week.
Rank #8: Decision Day Recap
Decision Day came and the playoffs are decided. The boys delve into all the games from the last week of the MLS season including the head-scratching decisions by Montreal Impact's Mauro Biello, Patrick Vieira's smart tinkering, and the triumphant Seattle Sounders. Plus, Matt and Saxon wonder if the New York Red Bulls are the team to beat in the MLS Cup Playoffs and wonder what happened to the Portland Timbers.
Rank #9: A Drogba Drama (L’affaire Drogba)
The boy discuss the infighting between Didier Drogba and the Montreal Impact. Then they dive into playoff scenarios. Can Portland sneak into the playoffs after their win against Colorado Rapids? Will FC Dallas win the Supporters Shield after losing Mauro Diaz? Plus, DC United continue to roll, Philly fizzles, and Red Bulls roll. Matt and Saxon also give a post-mortem of the 2016 New England Revolution and whether changes are in store for the team. All that and so much more.
Rank #10: Playoff Scenario Bonanza
Matt and Saxon discuss the USMNT friendlies and who they thought impressed and who didn't. Then they shift their attention to the numerous MLS Cup playoff scenarios for this week's slate of games. Can Seattle defeat Dallas and clinch a playoff spot? Is Sporting Kansas City done for? Can Portland return to form against Colorado? Can DC continue their hot run of form versus a strong NYCFC side? All this and more including Concacaf Champions, Jurgen Klinsmann's diss on DeAndre Yedlin, and whether Michael Bradley will make a triumphant return to....Italy.