An in-depth show about the U.S. men's national soccer team, the players who could one day make it better, and American soccer in general.
#173: Patron questions on strikers, Berhalter competence and NT logistics
We solicited questions on the Scuffed Podcast Patreon and got a lot. Matt Hartman joined to plow through as many as possible. There were five categories: The Number Nine, Berhalter’s competence, Brenden Aaronson, National Team logistics, and miscellaneous. Let’s go.
#172: The Big Summer Roster Episode
A 4-game window for Nations League in late May and early June, and then a likely entirely different group of players for the Gold Cup in July. The Nations League roster is pretty easy to figure out. For the Gold Cup, though, we went full Scuffed wishlist, because it's anybody's guess.
#171: Catch-up week, Chris Richards, Justin Che and Caden Clark
News roundup led off by Richards' big performances lately, and two new features: Fourth Eights and Second Sixes. We'll see if they last into next week.
#170: Nine U.S. players to watch this MLS season
OK we talked about more than nine, but we tried to keep it pretty focused on players who have a chance to contribute to the USMNT in this World Cup cycle. Competition ahead of them, and fit in Berhalter's system are key considerations.
#169: Nine USMNT takeaways from the March window
Aaronson as an inside winger, Reyna and Musah as ball-hawking, ball-retention warriors, and much more. Also a couple patron questions.
#168: Friendly — Northern Ireland v USA
An A squad minus McKennie, Weah, Adams, Brooks and a few others went to Belfast to play a Championship-caliber Northern Ireland squad.