In what can only be described as barrage of information, Alex & Jordan review Gregg Berhalter's hiring process, his first January camp, the March international window call-ups, USL's new year, & a lot more randomness in the US Soccer world!
In the ASB Season 2 Premier, Alex & Jordan welcomed S.F.O.P., Sounders supporter, & Minnesota United season ticket holder Peter Granlund on the show to share his musings about the forthcoming 2019 MLS season. The trio discussed the changing league dynamic, high profile player signings & departures, new comers FC Cincinnati, and the new stadium in Minnesota. All three lads also gave their overall 2019 season predictions and even ranked their top 3 favorite kits from the 2019 collection.
On the heels of the September international break & with USL's big rebrand announcement, Alex & Jordan walk listeners through the first friendlies of the 2022 World Cup cycle & the vast changes coming soon to the American soccer pyramid. (Recorded in fall 2018, but relegated to the bottom of the editing table).
In their return trip from Ann Arbor, ASB hosts Jordan & Alex are again joined by SFOP Mike Wheeler in their discussion regarding the future of US Soccer youth development, supporter culture, & club pyramid.
After a summer hiatus, ASB returns with a two part special! ASB On Tour 2018, is the first time Jordan & Alex have ever been able to podcast in the same room (even though it was a car), along with SFOP Mike Wheeler. In Part I, Alex, Jordan and Mike reflect on a World Cup without the USMNT, and how US Soccer will look going forward in this new cycle.
As World Cup 2018 kicks off in Russia today, Alex and Jordan mourn US Soccer's absence. Yet, they also were able to look on the bright side thanks to Dave Sarachan recent success with younger players during the pre-World Cup matches. The boys gave their predicts of who will win it all in Russia, while also highlighting FC Cincinatti's exciting introduction to MLS for 2019, and even USL's latest expansion side in New Mexico.
Alex and Jordan preview the USMNT friendlies in Philly, Ireland, and France leading up to the World Cup.
With the World Cup looming over US Soccer fans, we take solace in the joys and continued growth of the domestic game in MLS & USL. Two new stadiums open in LA and Salt Lake City this past week, President Trump tweeted about the 2026 World Cup, and the NASL might be revived by a large internal investment. Jordan and Alex discuss the latest news and debate the merits of changing the USSF pyramid over time to benefit the sport. We might even discuss promotion and relegation after 11 episodes!
There is a lot to talk about in the US Soccer landscape this week! USMNT's win verses Paraguay, USWNT domination of Mexico, USL D3 visiting the midwest, FC Cincinnati's MLS dream, MLS & USL on ESPN+, and even Zlatan Fever.
A short preview of the USMNT's matchup against Paraguay, the upcoming USWNT lineup vs Mexico, another USL D3 expansion club, US Open Cup format changes, and a plea for Sister Jean to lead us into 2019.
With MLS' return at full speed & the CCL in full swing as well, Alex & Jordan delve deep not only into the first weeks of competition. They also eulogize the canceled 2018 NASL season, review possible USL D3 expansion news in Greenville & Ft. Myers, and even summarize World Cup 2018 news.
With the USSF election complete & domestic soccer back into full swing, Alex & Jordan dig into USL expansion news, domestic growth issues, and the MLS teams on the right track to production in 2018 & beyond.
Jordan & Alex pick apart the lackluster USMNT performance against Bosnia & Herzegovina in Carson, review the long awaited MLS expansion club announcement in Miami, and highlight USL D3 founding member Tormenta FC. A brief debate about the USL’s potential future for promotion & relegation ensues, the NASL’s failure continues, and we bid a sad farewell to the Boston Breakers of the NWSL.
2018 has arrived, and so too has US Soccer's 2018 edition of January "Camp Cupcake". Our hosts break down the young, unexperienced USMNT roster & predict how our friendly against Bosnia & Herzegovina will pan out. On the domestic front, Alex & Jordan also provide updates on USL expansion, the NASL's dire situation, and a discussion on the future role of USL D3, USL PDL, & NPSL.
Alex & Jordan spend the final episode of 2017 reviewing the final list of eligible US Soccer presidential candidates, highlighting the new MLS franchise in Nashville, putting forth January Camp 2018 roster suggestions, summarizing their fond memories of 2017, and boldly predicting news for US Soccer in 2018.
Without a national team match to speak of, Jordan and Alex were still able to spend ninety-two glorious minutes hitting the fresh domestic soccer updates. With boat loads of USL and MLS expansion news, MLS Cup playoff results, and Sunil Gulati's inevitable decision to not seek re-election; the ASB crew had plenty to talk about & be thankful for.
After the 1-1 draw in Portugal on November 14th, Alex & Jordan break down the USMNT’s 1st performance since failing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. In party two of the three part series premier, the ASB hosts also dove into the forthcoming January camp schedule, the USL Cup Final, USL expansion news, and the NASL vs USSF lawsuit which will shape the future of domestic club soccer as we know it.
Welcome to the American Soccer Broadcast. Spurred on by failure & passion to see the beautiful game's continued growth in the US of A, we bring you this first of many episodes of ASB. We discussing the events of domestic & international soccer interest, and in party one of our three part series premiere, we discuss the failures that caused the USMNT to miss the World Cup in Russia next summer, keep a look out for parts two and three of our series debut!