That Was Nashty

Coming off a twitchy 2-1 loss to Nashville, the guys chat with Rowdies color commentator Ryan Davis and get his impression of the last game, his expectations for this weekend's game in Charlotte, and dive into his background.


In this episode:

  • Rowdies 1:2 Nashville
  • Ryan Davis Chat
  • Eastern Conference Update
  • Charlotte Preview

TOF Sept 5 Big Tevez in Little China

The gang are all back together and they'll discuss the groups for the Champions League, who will win and who is the dark horse, spoiler nobody picked Liverpool. They're also joined by the voice of the San Jose Earthquakes Ted Ramey to discuss the Quakes season and the success of LA and Atlanta United. Thomas…

Last Word SC Radio: International Window, MLS Playoff DEFCON Ratings

What's up Internet? This week on Last Word SC Radio, Matt and Dan are talking all things United States Men's National Team. We discuss the roster, expectations for this international window, and the two matches they have.

Then we bring back the MLS Playoff DEFCON Ratings, looking at teams in both conferences and breaking down their playoff hopes. We finish with Weekend and USMNT Pick 'Ems.

9607 MLS Pod Episode 58

Episode 58: We’re in the home stretch in the race to the playoffs! Philly and NYCFC punched their ticket. Who’s next?

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Lights FC concede late in a road draw vs. Monarchs SLC

Las Vegas Lights FC gave up a late equalizer to settle for a draw vs. Monarchs SLC.

After holding a lead late in the match, Las Vegas Lights FC conceded a late goal and had to settle for a draw on the road vs. Real Monarchs SLC Christian Torres and Tabort Etaka Preston tallied for Las Vegas while Jack Blake scored a brace for the Real Salt Lake affiliate.

Key stats

🔑 14 shots in the box for Monarchs SLC. The Lights were pinned back at times, especially late, by the Monarchs' attack and they had to defend in their own penalty area. That led to five big saves from Adam Hobbs and some nervy moments.

🔑 50% shooting accuracy for the Lights. With four of eight shots going on goal, the Lights did well to give themselves the best chance for success on the road. Despite having 11 fewer shots than their opponent, Las Vegas had only three fewer shots on target.

Three Brightest Lights

💡💡💡 Christian Torres: Getting the start in the defensive midfield, Torres scored the opening goal, created two chances, and made five clearances.

💡💡 Preston Tabort Etaka: The Cameroonian buried a chance on the break to give the Lights a late lead. His pace and skill on the ball allowed him to draw four fouls.

💡 Junior Sandoval: He assisted on Torres' goal and completed 38/42 passes. The Honduran also tallied four tackles and won ten duels.

Quick Kicks

⚽Definitely an unfortunate ending for the Lights with a road win being snatched from their grasp. The effort was solid and a draw is better than a loss, but this late in the year, that is a very frustrating ending.

⚽ Speaking of the ending of the match, I'm a bit surprised Douglas Martinez didn't see red for blatantly shoving Adam Hobbs down after the equalizing goal. He did get a yellow card and the league could look into the decision.

⚽ I tweeted before the match that I don't think Torres starting in the midfield best suits him, based on this season and last. But, not surprisingly, Eric Wynalda knows quite a bit more about soccer than I and Torres turned in a great performance. I still think he's better suited on the backline, especially centrally.

⚽ It was great to see Mobi Fehr back in action and I think he will be an important piece for this club, especially at home where they hold more possession. A midfield combination of Fehr and Ferrety Sousa could be interesting with Sousa's ability to get forward and cover ground box to box paired with Fehr's composed distribution.

⚽ Cristian Martinez got the start on loan from Chicago Fire and he didn't have much of an impact in his 45-minute shift. He registered zero shots, only 11 passes, and had one tackle.

⚽ Two straight matches with no Thomas Olsen in goal without him being on the injury list. He will likely get back into action during this crucial three-match homestand.

What's Next?

📅 Cash Drop 2.0 Night at Cashman Field on Saturday. Las Vegas Lights FC will take on El Paso Locomotive FC with kickoff set for 7:30 PM Pacific Time.

Off Pitch 86 - Sunday Soccer

Three in a row! We are coming right back at you with some hot Energy FC talk to get you ready for Sunday's match! crack open your favorite COOP Ale or Clauren Ridge Wine and enjoy some talk about YOUR team. Enjoy!

Lino De Rosa Interview

Hello Colorado Rapids fans! As promised, here's a special interview special pod. Lino De Rosa is a Colorado Rapids supporter from Italy. He lives just outside Napoli and became a Rapids supporter in March 2012 after seeing the Pids win 2-1 against Philadelphia Union.

After seven years of supporting the club and watching them at 3 AM on Sundays most weeks, he's coming to Colorado. Thanks to a groundswell of support from a GoFundMe, Lino will be traveling to Denver to see the Pids this coming Saturday and Wednesday.

We got Lino on Skype ahead of his flight here to discuss his soccer journey, watching MLS from afar, where to meet up with him while he's in town, and much more.

Riverhounds SC vs Louisville City Preview Show

Justin and Steve break down all of the key things that you need to know as the Hounds return to Highmark Stadium to take on Louisville City this weekend!

S2E44: $4 Per Month

Hello Colorado Rapids fans! This week on Holding The High Line with Rabbi and Red, Robin Fraser is undefeated! The guys take some time to discuss the Altitude Sports cable company negotiations/battle going on. We try to make sense of the economics of the situation and what this could mean for fans watching the Pids the rest of this season and beyond.

We then move onto actual soccer. The lads do Good Thing, Bad Thing, Big Thing for the win over New York Red Bulls. We then turn to the upcoming games against Seattle Sounders FC and LA Galaxy. We give you the full details on those teams, their states of desperation, and who they'll be missing due to international call ups.

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Uh, The Union beat Atlanta!

So, this week Evan apologizes for such a bad take over the past couple weeks as the Union beat the defending champions 3-1. We talk about that game, the goals that were scored, whether it matters or not, and where the Union are headed. We also bring on Robbie from IcarusFC who designed the kit that we are releasing and he tells us about what is going on with the Casa League and his next big release... other than ours of course.

Also, sorry about the audio issues this week, bringing on Robbie caused us to record a phone call. Our normal audio will return next week!