119 episodes

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.

The Scuffed Soccer Podcast | USMNT, Yanks Abroad, MLS, futbol in America Adam Belz and Greg Velasquez

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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.

    Episode 119: Ten good things that just happened for the USMNT

    Episode 119: Ten good things that just happened for the USMNT

    Tyler Adams dominant return to the RB Leipzig midfield and Gio Reyna's professional debut headline what's been a pretty encouraging run of news for the U.S. Men's National Team. We picked out 10 things.

    • 36 min
    Episode 118: Brian McBride, a January news glut, and the “need-a-move” crew

    Episode 118: Brian McBride, a January news glut, and the “need-a-move” crew

    We run down the big news of the past couple weeks, including Brian McBride’s hiring as USMNT general manager and Josh Sargent’s great weekend, and work through a list of American players who need or could use a move right now.

    • 1 hr
    Episode 117: January Camp! A new roster and a fresh batch of patron questions

    Episode 117: January Camp! A new roster and a fresh batch of patron questions

    We discuss the January Camp roster from bottom to top and try to answer several questions from patrons on Patreon. Not a bad episode! Happy New Year and thanks for listening.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 116: Taking stock of the year for the USMNT

    Episode 116: Taking stock of the year for the USMNT

    We wrap up the year — what went right, what went wrong, what went reasonably ok. Actually a lot of good stuff happened! Mostly with the player pool.

    • 54 min
    Episode 115: The December Scuffed Top 40

    Episode 115: The December Scuffed Top 40

    We choose our Scuffed Top 40 for December, the last one of the year. Pretty straightforward episode, we start with our #1 player in the pool and work our way down to a spitballed #30 through #40. In any case it’s a good chance to discuss player selection and take another good look at the player pool.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 114: Young Americans in MLS season wrap-up with Matt Doyle

    Episode 114: Young Americans in MLS season wrap-up with Matt Doyle

    Who played, who played well, and who has a future with the USMNT? Freed from the constraints of things like “producers” and “brevity” and  “Andrew Wiebe,” MLSsoccer.com analyst Matt Doyle joins the pod to go long on the young American player pool in the domestic league. We look back at 2019 and look ahead to 2020.

    • 1 hr 30 min

Customer Reviews

Zedanimal ,

Great US Soccer National Team coverage

Adam provides well-reasoned perspective on the current state of the team and a focused eye on what its future might look like thru frequent interviews and news updates on up-and-coming American players. He and his frequent partner Greg Velasquez also do, for my money, the best tactical breakdowns of US games in any medium. Thanks, guys, and keep it up.

JarrodFromIowa ,

Great pod for USMNT news

“The program needs to change and the only way that change happens is with spectacular failure. Apparently just enough mediocrity gives everyone just enough rope to hang on to that nothing changes.” Really thought Belz or Velasquez was going to bring up Ferentz again

Jo mamba ,

Love the show! Just one thing tho

Love the show great USMNT podcast and prospects for USMNT. Just one thing the reference of Latinos as latinx is very bizarre no Latin person I’ve ever met refers to themselves as this. Being Latino American myself it just sounds odd because it’s more of a white person thing to describe Latinos as latinx not Latinos themselves. Most Latin/Hispanic ppl do not know what latinx is. N please no more vamooo tweets haha belz you try to hard to be down with the Latinos and most of the time it comes off as cringe. But great show guys keep it up.... just less pandering

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