LWSC Radio: Charlotte MLS Expansion

Charlotte MLS Expansion
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PODCAST – What’s up Internet? This week on Last Word Soccer Club Radio, Matt and Dan play catch up on the off-season. We discuss the Charlotte MLS Expansion bid and what the market could bring to MLS. Yes, we also discuss what this means for conference alignment and potential future expansion.

LWSC Radio: Charlotte MLS Expansion

LWSC Radio: Charlotte MLS Expansion

In the Round Table, we discuss some recent signings and moves that have come in the last two weeks. We also discuss some coaching vacancies and the U.S. Soccer relocation kerfuffle. Many MLS expansion teams have struggled in their first year. Charlotte is still years away from potentially joining the league, but Inter Miami and Nashville SC will be joining the league in 2020. Many fans may be heading to online sportsbooks to see if either of these teams will be likely finish bottom of the table next season.


The guys discuss Sporting KC making a big splash with a Liga MX signing. We discuss some MLS veterans moving to good fits. Dan and Matt also have some beef with the MLS-USL relationship, U.S. Soccer, and conference alignment.

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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.

Rachael McKriger is a Senior Editor at Last Word on Soccer. She is the lead writer for the Seattle Sounders, U.S. Women’s National Team and NWSL. Hailing from Moscow, Russia, she resides in Pittsburgh, Pa., home to the Riverhounds. Rachael is a big fan of her home country’s national teams and cried when Russia beat Spain in the World Cup Round of 16. However, Rachael has to admit that basketball was her first love and still keeps in contact with that sport through coaching. By day, she is a creative copywriter in marketing for DICK’S Sporting Goods.

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.

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