46 episodes

A weekly comedic football (soccer) podcast spreading a love and passion for Major League Soccer and both the U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Teams. Discover the bizarro world of American and MLS soccer with a mug of beer in one hand and your favorite club's scarf in the other! Cheers!

Rise and Blaze Soccer Show: MLS, USMNT, and USWNT Rise and Blaze Soccer Show

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A weekly comedic football (soccer) podcast spreading a love and passion for Major League Soccer and both the U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Teams. Discover the bizarro world of American and MLS soccer with a mug of beer in one hand and your favorite club's scarf in the other! Cheers!

    Nice Try Bradley! MLS Cup 2019 Review

    Nice Try Bradley! MLS Cup 2019 Review

    The lads can finally sleep soundly knowing that a second star has been earned by the Sounders. We break down the game and discuss what could have been for what appeared to be a dominant Toronto side. Cheers to Seattle for starting a fandom EARTHQUAKE and filling up Century Link to the brim. Bradley playing 4d Chess trying to win MLS cup and get a contract extension. Rats foiled again! The boys celebrate a wonderful MLS season full of shenanigans and unforgettable moments from remarkable Vela to Bill Hamid's penis save. Donny G, our faithful commissioner, unleashes the expansion speculation claiming Charlotte the leading candidate. MLS rumors transfers are aplenty at the end of the regular season with Zlatan leaving the MLS, Darlington Nagbe heading to Columbus, and moves from Darwin Quintero of Minnesota. Cheers to all the MLS fans out there to this amazing season!

    • 59 min
    Snooze Bowl III, MLS Cup 2019 Preview

    Snooze Bowl III, MLS Cup 2019 Preview

    The long and perilous road to the MLS cup Finals is finally over. It's not the flashy LAFC or ATL in the cup, but much to the dismay of most MLS fans, its another showdown between Toronto and Seattle. MLS front office is definitely face palming so hard right now as they picture another MLS cup without a shot on goal from a victor. The boys of Rise and Blaze use our patent pending time machine to travel back in time to experience the emotions of Jake and Aaron as their rave green boys robbed the Banc. We take a look at how the Sounders were able to upset this record Breaking LAFC side. Was Frank De Boer out coached by TFC's Vanney? Should Josef Martinez adopt a new style of penalty kick? Well, these are probably questions running through the mind of every ATL fan as they watched Toronto lift the Eastern Conference Trophy in the Benz. Carlos Vela wins MLS MVP but some of the boys think others may have been more deserving. With the season winding down plenty of teams are making moves. AND Nick becomes a Smashville Supporter. Join us in hoping for the best rematch we can get! Please be more than 0 shots on goal! Cheers to all MLS fans!

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Sacramento Expansion Party and MLS Playoff 1st Round Review

    Sacramento Expansion Party and MLS Playoff 1st Round Review

    Its official! Our little MLS family is steadily becoming the largest league in the global game. Eventually we will have enough teams to conquer the footballing world. Cheers to Sacramento for be selected as MLS' 29th team, set to debut in 2022. The boys have a "civil" discussion on whether California needs more MLS teams and what the Sac can bring to MLS. The first round of MLS playoffs are done and dusted. With overwhelming applause the boys toast MLS for creating such an intense post season atmosphere with this years post season format. Rise and Blaze tackles the biggest talking points from each match up, from Parkhursts terrifying injury, to the bloodbath that was SEA vs FCD, the need for a strong bench during play offs, the curse that remains for the Red Bulls, the sending off of Wayne Rooney, to the First EVER playoff win for the Union, and finally to MNUFC being the only team to host a playoff match and fumble the result. The boys predict the outcome of the semifinals and we hope every MLS and soccer fan gets to check it out! God we love this post season if you could not tell.... I need a napkin, because of the tears... 

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Bye Bye Basti & MLS Playoff Predictions

    Bye Bye Basti & MLS Playoff Predictions

    Our favorite German Footballer in MLS finally hangs up his boots. Basti will be missed and thankfully we have so many wonderful footballing memories of him to hold onto. From his world cup victory with Die Mannschaft, to his Maestro days at Bayern, to his infamous World Cup winning press conference with the Chicago Fire. Join the Boys of Rise and Blaze as we give our farewells to Basti! In other news around MLS, Orlando City sack their head coach once again, making that their 4th sacking in just three years... Carlos Vela and LAFC are breaking records on the daily! Our favorite Mullet in MLS, Matias Almeyda, could be heading towards Liga Mx, but we hope he stays with the Quakes! With the departure of Basti the Fire are moving to Soldier field and the club seems to be ramping up for a big entrance into the 2020 season. Olivier Giroud, the famed french striker is seeking a move to MLS, and the boys discuss which side he'd best fit in at. THE PLAYOFFS are here! R&B sets up the conference playoffs stage and predicts the outcomes of each of the first round matches. 

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Inter Messi

    Inter Messi

    The boys are back just in time for MLS deadline day! MLS script writers once again nail scheduling and have delivered intense match ups for our final day of the regular season! Once a fly on the wall, now the Rapids resemble more a pesky Godzilla sized wasp. There is a chance (.... No way this actually happens...right?) that the Rapids can qualify for the playoffs. They simply need the moon, the stars, and Zlatan to align in just the right order. They will have to face the Barcelona of MLS, our very own LAFC, in the final regular season game. If Rapids Man was still a thing the Rapids would've easily qualified for the playoffs this year. The boys also recap about the biggest news to hit MLS recently including: MESSI TO MLS, Super Mario possibly adorning the black and gold, USMNT shortcomings and woes, and change of scenery for the Chicago Fire. 

    • 58 min
    R&B Special: LA Galaxy, a Rise and Blaze MLS Story? with Kellen Abreu

    R&B Special: LA Galaxy, a Rise and Blaze MLS Story? with Kellen Abreu

    Nick and Mark sit down with hardcore LA Galaxy, Sacramento Republic supporter, and soccer writer, a Mr. Kellen Abreu. Kellen's seen the glory days of his beloved Galaxy under Big Bad Bruce Arena, as well as their horrendous blaze out of the MLS cup playoffs last year at the hands of the Dynamo. A bizarre team in current MLS culture, the Galaxy spend with the rest of them, but haven't returned to their 5x MLS Cup Champion Form (even with Zlatan....) Optimistically waiting for Sacramento to gain an MLS expansion, Kellen has an interesting take on the state of Galaxy and USA soccer soccer being a long time supporter of the beautiful game. El Traffico has quickly become a mainstay rivalry within MLS, but what does it mean to a supporter of the Blue and Gold as well as USA soccer as a whole? We all know the Galaxies Achilles Heel has been their over payed and inconsistent defense. Is Zlatan's scoring prowess enough to secure a successful legacy for him within the MLS history books? Did the Galaxy erect the wrong statue? Sure Becks did some heavy lifting for the club, but Kelllen argues that Landon Donovan is more deserving of a statue rather than the Becks. Thanks for tuning in. We should be back with more content in the coming days. Cheers!

    • 1 hr 15 min

Customer Reviews

Acbeet ,

Loving the show

One of my go to soccer pods at work. Some episodes are funnier than others but it never fails to make me laugh. #boomark

alwayssunnyinFL ,

Fun show guys!

Trying to learn more of this amazing sport. And I can get a quick run down of MLS along with a few laughs along the way so it’s a win all around. Enjoy listening in the car.

BlueHellisRRReal ,

MLS needs more of WHATEVER this is

One of the only pods I've heard that is focused on MLS soccer. Its not dry and boring like most soccer pods focusing on stats and scorelines, but it can get a little weird at times. You'll probably have to go elsewhere for heavy breakdowns or game analysis but thats not why I listen to soccer podcasts. Hopefully their audio improves and interviews become a regular part of the show.

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