40 episodes

Welcome to Soccer 101 STL, the safe space for Saint Louis to learn about soccer. Join Moon Valjean and Matthew Rocchio for a weekly conversation to help educate you about the game of soccer, MLS and St. Louis CITY SC with some help from our friends in the game.

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Welcome to Soccer 101 STL, the safe space for Saint Louis to learn about soccer. Join Moon Valjean and Matthew Rocchio for a weekly conversation to help educate you about the game of soccer, MLS and St. Louis CITY SC with some help from our friends in the game.

    What Happened in Houston, CITY's Schematic Identity & Another US Open Cup Opinion

    What Happened in Houston, CITY's Schematic Identity & Another US Open Cup Opinion

    Moon & Rocchio break down a number of questions and observations from two unremarkable games against Real Salt Lake and Dynamo, what's going on with the CITY high-press, how the backline questions are starting to rack up, a strong showing from a ragtag group in Houston, how much the lack of defensive consistency on the backline has hampered the press in the last two games, Moon wants to see more heart from the lineup on a more consistent basis, why Rocchio thinks that CITY is best in a 2-striker scheme--but why that doesn't always mean its best with Klauss & Adeniran and the unfortunate and short-sighted decision from the MLS on the league's 1st-team US Open Cup participation.
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    • 46 min
    Lutz Makes it a Six-Year Plan, Reacting to the W vs. Dynamo & Look ahead at Real Salt Lake

    Lutz Makes it a Six-Year Plan, Reacting to the W vs. Dynamo & Look ahead at Real Salt Lake

    Moon & Rocchio are back for another week to break down the big news from today as Lutz Pfannenstiel signed an extension with CITY through 2026, what this extensions says about Lutz & CITY's goals going forward, a big Leg 1-Round 1 victory for CITY against the Dynamo, reacting to a poor record of finishing to kick off the season, Rocchio can't stop signing the praises of AZ Jackson and what he brings to the CITY lineup, looking ahead to a positive matchup against Real Salt Lake, why the lineup rotation will be such an interesting questions going forward, why Moon & Rocc are both feeling a win on Saturday and some last second thoughts before we send you off to a wild week with ANOTHER big CONCACAF matchup on Tuesday. (Just hope for anything but the 1-0 defeat!)
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    • 43 min
    Final Preseason Thoughts, Champions Cup & CXO Matt Sebek Reveal CITY's Newest Kit

    Final Preseason Thoughts, Champions Cup & CXO Matt Sebek Reveal CITY's Newest Kit

    Moon & Rocchio are back for the final episode before the season officially kicks off and it's packed! Breaking down some final thoughts from the preseason, final position battles, which of the attacking players has made the biggest jump, why the most interesting battle is going to be between Durkin & Blom, some lineup predictions for the season (and cup) opening matchup versus Houston, the importance of the Champions Cup & what it means for the team and fans to participate in this kind of tournament & then CITY Chief Experience Officer Matt Sebek joins the show to reveal the brand new CITY kits, talk about all the work being done to improve the gameday experience and the importance of building culture on and off the field.
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    • 37 min
    Reacting to Friendlies #2+3, The Growth of CITY+MLS & More Pro-Fan Announcements

    Reacting to Friendlies #2+3, The Growth of CITY+MLS & More Pro-Fan Announcements

    Moon & Rocchio are back for another episode of Soccer 101 to break down two more freindly results for St. Louis CITY over in California, the biggest things jumping out from those games, why Rocchio is so pumped by the young players performing, CITY staying ahead of the curve in the MLS in their team building, how quickly they've established their academy system after just over two years, Lutz & company showing passion for the academy teams, how these moves from CITY show the growth of the game in the MLS and America abroad, avoiding another Guiseppe Rossi story & CITY being ahead of the curve in multiple aspects--including fan experience and all the incredible food at CITYPARK.
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    • 32 min
    Carnell's Extension, Replacing Niko From Within & Preseason Updates

    Carnell's Extension, Replacing Niko From Within & Preseason Updates

    Moon & Rocc are back for another episode of Soccer 101 talking about all the news coming out of STL CITY SC Training Camp & Preseason! Bradley Carnell has a new contract, the CITY Front Office laid out the plans for the offense without Niko, Coach Carnell admits the team has to grow and evolve, what does an evolved STL CITY style look like, Moon's impassioned call for building a culture in addition to a team on the field, more thoughts on whether or not Celio & Thorisson can adequately replace Stroud & Niko, Rocchio might be getting a little too positive & a quick update on the CITY's upcoming preseason schedule in California.
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    • 40 min
    Breaking Down CITY's Offseason Moves, Looking Forward at the Schedule & News from Around MLS Camps

    Breaking Down CITY's Offseason Moves, Looking Forward at the Schedule & News from Around MLS Camps

    Moon & Rocc are back for another season of "Soccer 101" as we are officially less than one month away from CITY returning to CITYPARK for a home match on February 20th. Moon & Rocc broke down their thoughts on the three big offseason additions--Dyhr, Totland & Durkin, a couple of departures--Niko & Miggy, what the new additions could mean for CITY's style on the field, why the Miggy loan speaks volumes for the importance of the Durkin move, where CITY will find their backup striker with the departure of Niko, a schedule breakdown, how the Champions Cup can affect the schedule in big ways and our reaction to some of the news around MLS training camps--including a change in CITY's schedule and a fairly long tangent on Luis Suarez. (In fairness to Moon & Rocc, they had no clue we would release this episode on Saurez's birthday...)
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    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
48 Ratings

48 Ratings

CDK9001 ,

Good show if they ever do another one

Haven’t heard from them since June 2023. What’s up?

STLbaseball ,

Keep it up!

Loving listening. Please keep adding more shows.

MatthewNorris ,

Moon - what a guy!

Appreciate the self reflection, totally won me over 💪 thanks for the content for this special story of a season ❤️

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