Pitchside Podcast Ep. 5

*Friendly reminder that Messi made a grown man fall without touching him*   This week we got a recap of the weekend’s Premier League action and some Chaaaaaaaaaammmppiiioooonnnss League review. With an international break coming up we didn’t have much to preview, so we ended the show with a *lengthy* …

Pitchside Podcast Ep. 4

Another week, another episode. Couldn’t find a suitable gif to fill the emptiness in my heart right now after that NYCFC beatdown. Sadness City, population: me.   We took an in-depth look at the United-Spurs matchup from the past weekend, the most Mourinhoesque game imaginable. We laughed at Everton and …

Costa Rican Champions Dealt Hefty Fine

Last week it was reported that Costa Rican champions Club Sport Herediano were fined by the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (Costa Rican Social Security Service). Clubs in Liga FPD are required to pay a payroll tax each season. According to the details of the fine Herediano haven’t paid that tax for …

How to Reform the MLS

In most professional soccer leagues around the world there is a system of promotion and relegation. At the end of the season ~3 teams could move either up or down within the system of leagues in their domestic associations based on how well they perform throughout the season; however, this …

Pitchside Podcast Ep. 3

  Yooooooooo what’s up guys? Sorry for the extended break, we addressed that real quick on the pod. This week we discussed the following:   3 biggest matches Merseyside Misery Biggest storylines of the season so far English clubs in the Champions League BEST Awards Match we’re most excited to …

BREAKING: USMNT OUT OF THE WORLD CUP!

Pending a successful appeal of the phantom goal scored by Panama two nights ago, the United States Men’s National Team (USMNT) will not be participating in the World Cup in Russia next summer. Yesterday’s outcomes produced the only scenario in which the USMNT would’ve been eliminated. This is the first …

CONCACAF Week 9

I’m doing things differently for Weeks 9 and 10 because of three reasons: 1. It is easier and more simple due to complex scenarios 2. I can go into detail about the three games and lastly because I cannot say definitively qualification and elimination scenarios.   The Current Standings After …

Pitchside Podcast Ep. 2

Welcome back! Week 7 in the Premier League was a wild one. We had goals, embarrassment, and upsets galore.   In episode two we discussed the recent action in the Premier League as well as last week’s slate of Champions League matches.   We got an international break coming up …