Last Word SC Radio: USMNT vs Panama Preview And Nashville MLS Expansion News

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HARRISON, NEW JERSEY- SEPTEMBER 01: Head coach Bruce Arena of the United States on the sideine during the United States Vs Costa Rica CONCACAF International World Cup qualifying match at Red Bull Arena, Harrison, New Jersey on September 01, 2017 in Harrison, New Jersey. (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)

Podcast (October 5, 2017) – What’s up Internet? This week on Last Word SC Radio, the four fellas are here to talk World Cup Qualifying and MLS Expansion news.

Last Word SC Radio: USMNT vs Panama Preview And Nashville MLS Expansion News

We begin with a full break down of the United States Men’s National Team taking on Panama. We discuss the stakes of the game and what the U.S. needs to do to get a win. Dan gives his take on the central playmaker role. The guys finish off discussing about how big this game is in the context of the greater American Soccer history.

Then we talk about #MLS2Nashville. We recap the news of the supposed expansion bid and the stadium news from earlier this week. Everyone talks about the different pros and cons to Nashville as an expansion city. We finish off with some predictions for which cities will join Major League Soccer.

In the Round Table, we do a full rapid fire of the week’s other big talking points. We discuss who could win the 2017 Golden Boot and make predictions on the USMNT vs Panama game.

USMNT vs. Panama: 0:00 – 19:33
Nashville MLS Expansion: 19:33 – 36:44
Round Table: 36:44 – 58:18

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.

Follow our wonderful hosts (read: motley crew) on Twitter: @LWOSMattPollard, @sperrydaniel94, @LWOSr2kerr2, and @MattMcCarthyLWO.

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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