Last Word SC Radio: #PabloOut, Eastern Conference Playoff Race, And USL News

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COMMERCE CITY, CO - NOVEMBER 27: Colorado Rapids coach Pablo Mastroeni paces the sidelines during the first half of the second leg of the Western Conference Finals against the Seattle Sounders at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on November 27, 2016, in Commerce City, Colorado. Seattle won the match 1-0 to move on to the MLS final. (Photo by Daniel Petty/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

Podcast (August 17, 2017) – What’s up Internet? This week on Last Word SC Radio, Matt, Dan, and Robert are talking a bunch of MLS action and USL news! Let’s get to it.

Last Word SC Radio: #PabloOut, Eastern Conference Playoff Race, And USL News

We start off talking about the Western Conference. Pablo Mastroeni is out and Matt has opinions on that. Dan and Robert give their take on the long jam at the top of the conference with Houston Dynamo, Seattle Sounders FC, and Sporting KC. We also talk about some west teams that are toast for 2017.

In segment two, we’re talking Eastern Conference. Toronto FC and New York City FC are going strong. While they haven’t been great on the road, the Chicago Fire are there too. We try to separate out these teams. We then talk about some Nashville soccer-specific stadium renderings and USL expansion.

In the Round Table, we talk about the StubHub Center being a playable stadium in FIFA 18. Dan gives us the deets an extra sub coming up in MLS Cup Playoff extra time. We finish the pod off with some weekend highlight Pick ‘Ems.

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, SoundCloud, and many other pod catchers.

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Matt Pollard is the Managing Editor of Last Word on Soccer and an engineer. When he’s not watching soccer or at work, the Colorado transplant enjoys skiing and hiking all over the state. The LA Kings will always be his first sports love, 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.

Daniel Sperry is an Editor at Last Word on Soccer. He covers mainly Sporting KC and U.S. Soccer for LWOS, and discusses San Francisco Giants baseball elsewhere. He was born and raised in Northern California, hence his love for Bay Area teams. He currently resides in the KC Suburbs with his incredible wife, and energetic puppy. Outside of sports and writing, he loves a good stout and nature, whether that is hiking, camping, canoeing, birding, or some activity with all four.

Robert Kerr is the Chicago Fire Beat Writer at Last Word on Soccer. He is a citizen of two football loving countries and a lifelong sports enthusiast. The multi-media producing father of two previously spent his time working in professional sports and broadcasting. He has also written about soccer since 2014. Enjoy his wonderful foreign accent every Thursday night on the podcast.

Matt McCarthy is in his second year as the Philadelphia Union Beat Writer for Last Word on Soccer. He is a freshman at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA studying both broadcast journalism and sports management. He is a Temple football communications intern. He also hosts a podcast that airs Tuesdays and Thursdays called The Knuckleheads with his brother Mike. Matt covered the 2016 Copa America Centenario for LWOS.

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