What’s up Internet? This week on Last Word SC Radio, Matt, Dan, and Rachael get together for our final U.S. Soccer Round Table for awhile. We break down the USMNT Gold Cup Champions and how they made it happen. What a final it was, defeating Mexico 1-0 in extra time.
LWSC Radio: USMNT Gold Cup Champions, USWNT Lose to Canada
We try to make sense of how and why the USWNT lost to Canada and ultimately did not win the Gold Medal. The trio look at the macro implications of the U.S. going Dos A Cero this summer against Mexico in finals and what it means individually and for WCQ. Rachael tries to make sense of what potentially not medaling means for the USWNT with a World Cup just two years away.
As always, we finish with Weekend Pick ‘Ems and Last Words.
Last Word SC Radio is American Soccer podcast, covering mostly MLS, as well as the USL, NWSL, and U.S. Soccer. We are a part of Last Word on Sports Media and an affiliate member of the Beautiful Game Network. You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and many other podcatchers, along with lots of other great content from other Last Word on Sports outlets.
About the Hosts:
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 and Colorado Rapids. 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.
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.