Last Word SC: Dax McCarty, SuperDraft, And USL and NASL Division II Status

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HARRISON, NJ - NOVEMBER 06: New York Red Bulls midfielder Dax McCarty (11) during leg 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinal on November 06, 2016 at Red Bull Arena in Harrison NJ, between the New York Red Bulls and the Montreal Impact. The Montreal Impact defeat the New York Red Bulls 2-1. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Podcast (January 19, 2017) – Happy Inauguration Week (kind of?) fam. This week on Last Word SC, Matt Pollard is joined by Joe Hojnacki and Joe Goldstein.

Last Word SC: Dax McCarty, SuperDraft, And USL and NASL Division II Status

In the first segment, Matt and Joe Goldstein discuss all things New York Red Bulls. Matt and Joe discuss the trade of Dax McCarty to the Chicago Fire. They talk about the timing of the move, who could step in for him, and what RBNY could do with the money.

Then Joe Hojnacki joins the desk and we talk about all things MLS SuperDraft. They guys review the highlights of the draft and talk about what the teams they cover did in the draft.

In the Round Table, we talk about the Chargers moving to LA and playing at the StubHub Center. The guys try and play the positive side of the story. Matt rants about how the Chargers didn’t have any other options playing in LA. The guys do the schedule math to show the Galaxy and Chargers can be roommates without football lines on the Galaxy’s pitch.

Then the guys talk about the USL AND the NASL Division II status (albeit provisional) and how it isn’t really resolving any issues. Lastly, the guys go back and forth on FIFA going to a 48 team World Cup and how it affects CONCACAF.

Share this pod with your friend who’s itching for some soccer to help them get through the rest of this off season. Especially if they’re freaking out about the USL and NASL Division II status.

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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