Last Word SC Radio: MLS is Back Group A Shenanigans

MLS is back Group A
ORLANDO, FL - JULY 10: Orlando City forward Chris Mueller (9) goes up for a header during the US Open Cup Quarterfinal match between New York City FC and Orlando City SC on July 10, 2019, at Exploria Stadium in Orlando, FL. (Photo by Joe Petro/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

PODCAST – What’s up Internet? This week on Last Word SC Radio, Matt, Dan, and Rachael are here to talk about the MLS is Back group draw, in particular MLS is Back Group A shenanigans. We break down each group in the tournament, how rigged it was or wasn’t, and which group is the Group of Death.

Last Word SC Radio: MLS is Back Group A Shenanigans

We finish with the Round Table, talking some NWSL news and COVID-19 soccer concerns.


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About Us

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 Kriger 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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