Last Word SC Radio: Trillium Cup History With Kris Landis And Stadium Expansion

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COLUMBUS, OH - SEPTEMBER 10: Members of the Columbus Crew and Toronto FC march onto the field past the Trillium Cup on September 10, 2011 at Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. The winner of the game between Columbus and Toronto will be presented the Trillium Cup. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Podcast (April 28, 2017) – Greetings plebs of the internet! This week on Last Word SC Radio, we go full retro with some MLS history.

Last Word SC Radio: Trillium Cup History With Kris Landis And Stadium Expansion

In the first segment, we’re joined by Kris Landis of Massive Report. Kris stops in to talk about the history of the Trillium Cup. The guys talk about its tin cup origins and a bet between the mayors of the cities. Kris talks about the evolution of the rivalry and it’s kind of crazy origins with the fans. We talk about the significance of 2011 and how the rivalry and competition is coming to a head this season. Lastly, Kris gives a prediction on who’ll win the cup in 2017.

Then Joe Hojnacki joins to the pod to talk about the expansion plays for Providence Park. The guys talk about what this means for the Timbers and how it could be a model for other MLS clubs in the future. Then the guys open the can of worms that is the MLS Player’s Union releasing salaries for the leagues. They take a few stabs at high value and dead weight contracts. We finish up predicting the full slate of MLS games.

Share this pod with your Crew and TFC fan friends to get them pumped for next month’s Trillium Cup matches!

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Matt Pollard is a Site Admin 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 the 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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