Last Word SC Radio: MLS Cup Playoffs Semifinals Leg One Updates

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HARRISON, NJ - OCTOBER 30: New York Red Bulls midfielder Sean Davis (27)controls the ball in the air during the first half of the MLS Cup Playoff game between the New York Red Bulls and Toronto FC on October 30, 2017, at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Podcast (November 1, 2017) – What’s up Internet? Today on Last Word SC Radio, we’ve got the full squad in to talk some MLS Cup Playoffs Semifinals.

Last Word SC Radio: MLS Cup Playoffs Semifinals Leg One Updates

First we recap what happened in the various Leg 1 games from Sunday to Tuesday. We talk about the boring 0-0 Western Conference games. We discuss Columbus Crew SC’s big 4-1 win at home against a 10-man New York City FC team. The guys also chat about Toronto FC getting a 2-1 win at Red Bull Arena despite the colorful language.

In segment two, we preview the Leg 2 games. We discuss whether New York Red Bulls and NYCFC have any chance of advancing with their first leg deficits. The guys discuss what Seattle Sounders FC, Portland Timbers, Vancouver Whitecaps FC, and Houston Dynamo need to do to advance.

Then in the Round Table, we’ve got some rapid fire topics and we make our final predictions for the Conference Semifinals.

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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