E26 Halfway through the August test and we have a perfect score....can we keep it up?

In yet another packed episode the guys talk about:

The Tormenta win

Greg Hurst's debut

The great results from a Red Wolves prospective around the league this weekend.

The recent USL Edwards interview in The Athletic

The 5th yellow for Beattie and the impact on this weekends game.

Should Tony Walls be moved to midfield?

EPL opening weekend

Oh yeah and Alex aires some grievances.

Everyone gets yellow cards!

Mike is back and together with Kev and Josh they tackle:

  • What changes would they make to Highmark to improve the game day experience?
  • Takeaways from the Riverhounds 3-2 win over Swope Park,
  • What to expect from the next two games against NYRB2 and North Carolina
  • And more!

Episode 28: Hat Trick of Wins

On this week episode The Crew goes over our 1-0 over Forward Madison FC. We also preview our upcoming game against Toronto FC 2,  take a close look at how the formation, the addition of Braeden Troyer, and scoring goals has changed the direction of this team. Remember to like, subscribe, and share where you listen to our podcast!   

Jeff Rueter's article from The Athletic 


The USL Show - Sunday Short

Pony & Phill have a short chat on Soccer Sunday about whatever comes to mind--mainly where everyone falls in the standings. Pony throws out some predictions based on his data collection as they debate who could rise and fall--and how.

Akron's Egbo is determined to carry on the legacy of his school and family

Akron forward David Egbo is not just playing soccer to pass time during college. It's much bigger than that. He's playing the sport he loves for his family, his native country, and his legacy.

After scoring 13 goals and adding five assists last season, he's ready to take his game to the next level. Don't just take my word for it, you can trust the opinion of the United Soccer Coaches and the Missouri Athletic Club. They included Egbo on the watch list for the MAC Hermann Trophy, NCAA soccer's most prestigious award. "Being named to the Hermann Trophy watch list is a nice honor, but the award will be earned by hard work and determination on the field throughout the season," Egbo explained. "Being named to the list is great, but I haven't won anything yet, I still have to go out there and ball out for my team and for the whole of Akron."

There have been a lot of players to "ball out" for Akron men's soccer. Players like Darlington Nagbe, Steve Zakuani, DeAndre Yedlin, Teal Bunbury, and countless other professionals have established lofty expectations at the Northeast Ohio university. "The history of Akron soccer definitely motivates me to build my own legacy here. Everyone remembers the 2010 team because of what they accomplished and every year my teammates and I use that team as a motivation to attempt to bring another national title here before our time is up," he said about the pressure to perform well for the Zips.

"The realistic expectation for us as a team never changes, dominate the MAC and win the NCAA title, for me I set high expectations for myself, but none of that matters if my team doesn't win."

It's not only his school's legacy that motivates David. He is doing his best to make his late father proud. "A dream come true for me would be me wearing that green and white jersey (for Nigeria's national team). My dad and I would joke around about me playing on the national team and him cheering me on in the stands, but unfortunately for me, that will not happen," he said. "I make sure though that I carry my father's legacy and be the person and player he wanted me to be."

David and his talented Akron teammates will open their season later this month against Xavier before hosting powerhouse Stanford at FirstEnergy stadium in the Rubber City.