Last Word SC: MLS Christmas Wishlist And New Year’s Resolution

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MONTREAL, QC - NOVEMBER 22: A Toronto FC fan dressed as Santa Claus takes in the atmosphere during leg one of the MLS Eastern Conference finals between the Montreal Impact and the Toronto FC at Olympic Stadium on November 22, 2016 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The Montreal Impact defeated the Toronto FC 3-2. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

Podcast (December 23, 2016) – Happy Holidays American Soccer Fam! This week on Last Word SC Radio, Matt Pollard sits down with Joe Goldstein and Daniel Sperry.

Last Word SC: MLS Christmas Wishlist And New Year’s Resolution

In the first block, Matt and Joe sit down and pick Christmas presents for the entire Eastern Conference. We pick things for Atlanta United FC and the existing EC MLS teams. Joe gives a few player ideas for a few teams. Matt picks Ethan Finlay and CJ Sapong to improve. Joe tries to not give New York City FC a baseball stadium filled with coal and gives a few ideas for what the New York Red Bulls need.

In the second segment, Dan and Matt sit down and do the same thing for the Western Conference. We talk about how Minnesota United FC have a lot of leg work to do building their roster. Dan goes on an epic rant about the San Jose Earthquakes and Sporting KC. Matt talks about the LA Galaxy needing to fully embrace the youth movement. Spoiler alert, we’re sending Seattle Sounders a bionic heart for Clint Dempsey.

Share this episode with a fellow MLS fan to spread some Holiday cheer and get the conversation going about your MLS team’s New Year’s Resolution.

Follow our wonderful hosts (read: motley crew) on Twitter: @LWOSMattPollard and @SportsDeskJoe.

Matt Pollard is a Featured Columnist at Last Word on Soccer and Environmental Engineer. When he’s not saving pipelines and cleaning up messes, he’s getting his butt kicked by Insanity, falling down the Rocky Mountains, or watching sports. His first sports love was the LA Kings, though MLS didn’t exist at the time. Once called the Shakespeare of LWOS, he covers the LA Galaxy, Colorado Rapids, and Saint Louis FC. Like the Galaxy, he too was handcrafted in LA.

Joe Hojnacki is managing editor of Last Word on Soccer. A lifelong resident of the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan, he supports Detroit City FC locally, Portland Timbers nationally, and Arsenal globally. He’s also a homebrewer, amateur astronomer, pathetic Detroit Lions fan and baseball nerd. In addition to Last Word SC, he hosts the Crowding the Plate Podcast over at Last Word’s MLB arm, Last Word on Baseball.

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