Last Word SC Radio: MLS Thursday Knockout Round Preview: Steve Brisendine And Ralph Schudel

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KANSAS CITY, KS - AUGUST 06: Atlanta United defender Miles Robinson (6) makes the tackle against Sporting Kansas City midfielder Ilie Sanchez (6) in the second half of an MLS match between Atlanta United and Sporting KC on August 6th, 2017 at Children's Mercy Park in Kansas City, KS. The match ended in a 1-1 draw. (Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Podcast (October 24, 2017) – What’s up Internet? Today on Last Word SC Radio, we finish our preview of the MLS Cup Playoff Knockout Round games. Steve Brisendine of MLSSoccer.com and Ralph Schudel from Massive Report are here to help.

Last Word SC Radio: MLS Thursday Knockout Round Preview: Steve Brisendine And Ralph Schudel

First, Steve joins Matt to talk about Sporting KC. He gives us some updates on Tim Melia and where the legs are for Sporting. We discuss what they’re doing well and what the attack needs to do at Houston Dynamo. Then Ralph stops by to talk all things Columbus Crew SC. The guys talk about the Crew’s unbeaten streak, Federico Higuian’s bounce-back season, and the workman like back four. Ralph gives some perspective on the #SaveTheCrew movement.

If you need to fully prepare for the MLS Thursday knockout round games, this is the episode for you.

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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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