Last Word SC Radio: USL President Jake Edwards, Gavin Ewbank, And The US Soccer National Anthem

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ORLANDO, FL - MARCH 05: A general pitch overview during a MLS soccer match between New York City FC and Orlando City SC at the Orlando City Stadium on March 5, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Alex Menendez/Getty Images)

Podcast (March 10, 2017) – This week on Last Word SC Radio we talk with USL President Jake Edwards and Gavin Ewbank of The Mane Land.

Last Word SC Radio: USL President Jake Edwards, Gavin Ewbank, And The US Soccer National Anthem

First Matt Pollard sits down with Gavin Ewbank to talk about Orlando City SC’s brand new stadium and Sunday’s win over New York City FC. Gavin talks about how amazing the new venue is and the win. The guy discuss injury concerns with Kaka and Cyle Larin both with hamstring issues. Gavin gives his take on Orlando’s rebuilding of the back line. The guys also talk about the big picture and Jason Kreis’s plan for City in the long term.

In the second block, Joe Hojnacki is lucky enough to sit down with the USL president Jake Edwards. The two discuss the USL gaining second division status. President Edwards discusses expansion, both at the USL and MLS level. He gives his hopeful vision for the future of the USL. He and Joe also discuss the future of USL stadium development.

In the Round Table, Matt and Joe discuss U.S. Soccer’s new National Anthem policy. The guys talk about the expansion teams making their debut in Major League Soccer. Lastly, we do a full weekend prediction.

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Matt Pollard is a Department Head and 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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