Last Word SC Radio: MLS All Star Game Review, VAR, And Transfer Window

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CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 02: Dom Dwyer #14 of United States puts the pressure on Marcelo #12 of Real Madrid during the MLS All-Star match between the MLS All-Stars and Real Madrid at the Soldier Field on August 02, 2017 in Chicago, IL. The match ended in a tie of 1 to 1. Real Madrid won the match on a 4 to 2 in penalty kicks. (Photo by Ira L. Black/Corbis via Getty Images)

Podcast (August 3, 2017) – What’s up Internet? This week on Last Word SC Radio, Matt Pollard and Dan Sperry talk MLS All Star Game and a bunch of other stuff. Let’s get to it!

Last Word SC Radio: MLS All Star Game Review, VAR, And Transfer Window

We start be recaping the 2017 MLS All Star Game. The guys talk about the week as a whole and the festivities around it. We discuss the game and how it was kind of a hot mess with the All Stars losing the way they did. Then we talk about VAR (Video Assisted Replay) and why it’s a great move for the league. We then recap the U.S. Open Cup action from this week. Dan also implores ESPN to broadcast both semifinal matches.

The guys then discuss the new deal between MLS and Adidas and why it’s a good move for both parties. (We’re also super excited to see what the new kits will be coming out since Adidas is way better than Nike on that). We finish the episode off with ideas for every MLS team in the remaining transfer window and season and we do some weekend Pick ‘Ems.

Share this pod with your friend in Chicago to help them digest and cool down from the 2017 MLS All Star week that was.

Last Word SC Radio is a part of Last Word FC Media and an affiliate member of the Beautiful Game Network. We record Thursdays and post online by Friday morning usually. You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Podbean, Blubrry, and SoundCloud.

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Matt Pollard is the Managing Editor of Last Word on Soccer and an 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.

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