What’s up Internet? This week on Last Word SC Radio, Concacaf Word Cup Qualification is here! Matt is joined by Dan, Rachael, and Harvey to all things Concacaf Octagonal September fixtures.
LWSC Radio: Concacaf Octagonal Preview
We start with a Round Table of MLS talk, discussing the last two weekends of news and results. Dan drops some perspective on a few big firings and coaching moves. Harvey has a major prediction regarding the Supporters’ Shield. Rachael and Matt have some takes on where a teams might finish this season.
Then we get into the Concacaf Octagonal September window. We discuss expectations for the U.S. Men’s National team, the roster, what to expect in the first two fixtures, and why there’s no point in planning/pontificating on the third match at Honduras. Harvey’s got the down low on La Selecta. Rachael discusses the rest of the teams involved.
We end the show with USMNT Pick ‘Ems.
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Matt Pollard is the Managing Editor of Last Word on Soccer and an engineer. When he’s not watching soccer or at work, the Colorado transplant enjoys skiing and hiking all over the state. The LA Kings will always be his first sports love, though MLS didn’t exist at the time. Once called the Shakespeare of LWOS, he covers the LA Galaxy, Colorado Rapids, and Saint Louis FC. Like the Galaxy, he too was handcrafted in LA.
Rachael Kriger is a Senior Editor at Last Word on Soccer. She is the lead writer for the Seattle Sounders, U.S. Women’s National Team and NWSL. Hailing from Moscow, Russia, she resides in Pittsburgh, Pa., home to the Riverhounds. Rachael is a big fan of her home country’s national teams and cried when Russia beat Spain in the World Cup Round of 16. However, Rachael has to admit that basketball was her first love and still keeps in contact with that sport through coaching. By day, she is a creative copywriter in marketing for DICK’S Sporting Goods.
Daniel Sperry is an Editor at Last Word on Soccer. He covers mainly Sporting KC and U.S. Soccer for LWOS and discusses San Francisco Giants baseball elsewhere. He was born and raised in Northern California, hence his love for Bay Area teams. He currently resides in the KC Suburbs with his incredible wife and energetic puppy. Outside of sports and writing, he loves a good stout and nature, whether that is hiking, camping, canoeing, birding, or some activity with all four.