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Uncovering the underbelly of American soccer

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Uncovering the underbelly of American soccer

    Updates on eleven potential USMNTers abroad

    Updates on eleven potential USMNTers abroad

    Taylor and Travis take a look at eleven youngsters currently playing (or, in some cases, not playing) in Europe and try to figure out 1) where they stand with the USMNT right now and 2) what they need to do to increase their chances of getting called into the March camp. Players discussed:
    1) Gio Reyna (Dortmund)
    2) Richie Ledezma (PSV)
    3) Chris Gloster (PSV)
    4) Alex Mendez (Ajax)
    5) Konrad de la Fuente (Barcelona)
    6) Ulysses Llanes (Wolfsburg)
    7) Chris Richards (Bayern Munich)
    8) Indiana Vassilev (Aston Villa)
    9) Timothy Weah (Lille)
    10) Christian Cappis (Hobro)
    11) Emmanuel Sabbi (Hobro)
    Honorable Mention: Josh Sargent

    • 54 min
    Performance analytics and player development in college soccer w/ Carl Carpenter

    Performance analytics and player development in college soccer w/ Carl Carpenter

    UVA Men's Soccer Performance Analyst Carl Carpenter joins the show to discuss how Video Analysis and Performance Analytics are used to find an extra edge on the field in college soccer. 
    They also go deep on the prevalence of performance analytics in college soccer, how in-game data evaluation can turn a game on its head, how modern technology is changing opposition scouting, and much more.

    • 33 min
    Updates on the US U20 men's and women's national teams

    Updates on the US U20 men's and women's national teams

    Taylor and Travis go deep on the US men's and women's U20 national teams. Up first, they take a look at the women's team and discuss the hiring of Laura Harvey, roster updates in advance of U20 World Cup qualifying, and who might be the key performers for the squad as they attempt to make it to the World Cup.
    After that, it's on to the men's team. They've been training with the senior national team and had friendlies against Mexico. What do we make of Anthony Hudson's tenure thus far, and how might the squad evolve in advance of U20 World Cup qualifying this summer?
    All that, plus some senior men's national team chat as well! Which young players are we most excited to (hopefully) see get some minutes on Saturday.

    • 49 min
    Is a major change on the horizon for men's DI college soccer?

    Is a major change on the horizon for men's DI college soccer?

    Travis talks to Maryland men's head coach Sasho Cirovski about the proposed 21st Century Model that will be up for vote this April
    by the NCAA. The men's Division I season would be dramatically changed for the better should it pass, and Travis and Sasho get into the nitty-gritty of what could happen.

    • 30 min
    Recapping the 2020 NWSL Draft

    Recapping the 2020 NWSL Draft

    Taylor and Travis review the 2020 NWSL Draft on location in Baltimore. Who did the best, who made the big moves, and what will the future hold for many of the draftees? Plus, which college programs will have to do some rebuilding to challenge for the title next season. 

    • 33 min
    2020 MLS SuperDraft review and NWSL Draft preview

    2020 MLS SuperDraft review and NWSL Draft preview

    Taylor and Travis discuss the strangeness of the 2020 MLS SuperDraft as well as, as Travis put it, "the players and teams that did things."
    After that, we take a look at the upcoming NWSL draft. What moves have already taken place amongst the various teams and which players are most likely to go in the first round? We've got some ideas! Sophia Smith, Ashley Sanchez, and many more get some mentions
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    • 45 min

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