League One Fun – Episode 72: 2020 Season Preview

2020 Season Preview

The 2020 Is finally here! We hope…While we only have the schedule to the opening weekend, we go ahead and give our full 2020 season preview. This week, we go back and forth to break down each team on a 5-minute timer. We recap each team’s 2019 season, key transfers during the offseason, the style of play for each team, which players you should watch for and where we think each team will land at the end of the season.

Prediction Ridiculousness

During their preview, the guys also provide a more in-depth look at the differences between each team this year compared to last and what they think teams will change for the better and what they may struggle with. And of course, what’s a preview show without some spicy predictions? With the guys giving a prediction for each team they review; the predictions seem to get more ridiculous as the show goes on.


As always, we answer questions submitted. Including, whether or not Greenville is better than last year, how does Richmond make up their offensive production without Joey G, does Fort Lauderdale even have enough players for a team, and much more. The opening games are this weekend and the season is here! (For now)

What is League One Fun

League One Fun is the Beautiful Game Network podcast that covers the entirety of USL League One. Jason and Ira discuss the third tier and lowest tier of professional soccer. The two conduct player, coach and front office interviews as well as review matches and league news. Independent franchises include Greenville Triumph, South Georgia Tormenta, Richmond Kickers, Chattanooga Red Wolves, Forward Madison and Union Omaha. The league also includes USL Championship second team FC Tucson. There are now five MLS2 sides. These include Fort Lauderdale CF (InterMiami), New England Revolution II, Toronto FC II, North Texas SC (FC Dallas), and Orlando City B.

Ira is @irajersey, Jason is @homesweetsoccer, and the show is @league1fun.

For more on USL League One return to play protocols and what teams are doing to prepare for fans in the stadiums, listen to League One Fun Episode 69 and Episode 70.

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twitter: @irajersey Soccer fanatic and nerd with many hobbies, Ira is a New York Red Bull supporter who loves lower division soccer. He is a youth coach with several USSF and United Soccer Coaches licenses; and also a competitive youth referee. He writes and podcasts on USL League One for BGN. Ira has worked in finance for more than two decades focusing on bond markets and is currently the Chief U.S. Interest Rate Strategist at Bloomberg Intelligence, Bloomberg LP's research arm.