Episode 35 – Czech, Please

This week, the gang have a quick hit episode for you, with brand new signings for STL City and City 2, and the opening weekend of the 2022 MLS season in review. Enjoy!

 

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Timestamps:

 

St Louis City & City 2: 02:39

 

MLS Opening Weekend: 11:10

 

 

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Episode 34 – The MLS Preseason Crucible: Western Conference Edition

In this jam-packed show Mike, Mason and Shjon wrap up MLS previews with a tour around the Western Conference. We also have a first-hand account of St Louis City 2’s first home game, a discussion on the situation with stadium sponsor Centene, , quick hit previews of the upcoming Concacaf Champions League action, and news from the USWNT’s equal pay suit. Enjoy!

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Timestamps:

 

St Louis City 2: 00:00:58

 

STL City, Centene, and “Don’t Say Gay”: 00:05:39

 

MLS Western Conference Preview: 00:16:48

 

Concacaf Champions League: 01:24:19

 

USWNT’s Equal Pay Suit: 01:26:41

 

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Episode 33 – The MLS Preseason Crucible: Eastern Divison Edition

This week Mike, Mason, and Shjon have the long-awaited stadium sponsor announcement, a knee-deep roundtable preview of the Eastern Conference of MLS, and some quick hits for the first round of the Concacaf Champions League. Enjoy!

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Timestamps:

 

St Louis City SC News: 00:02:09

 

MLS Eastern Conference Preview: 00:09:35

 

Concacaf Champions League: 01:20:15

 

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Episode 32 – St Louis CITY 2: The Sequel

We have announcements, rosters, and schedules! Mike, Mason, and Shjon have some breaking and not-so-breaking news around St Louis City 2, the Official MLS NEXT Pro club of St Louis City SC. We talk about the announcement of the official roster, speculate on who could or might be coming, and a preseason schedule and result from STL City 2’s first preseason game! Later, we talk about the USMNT’s game against Honduras, reflect on the last window of World Cup Qualifying, and look forward to the next (and last) window. Thanks for listening, and enjoy!

 

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Timestamps:

 

STL City 2 Roster: 01:12

 

STL City 2 Schedule: 16:38

 

USMNT & World Cup Qualifying: 21:39

 

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Episode 31 – Blame Canada!

Close wins! Big losses! We have it all this week as Mike, Mason, and Shjon break down the last two USMNT qualifying games and preview the rest of CONCACAF. We also have some really big news from St Louis City SC, a discussion on what has and hasn’t been made clear about MLS Next Pro, and a quick talk on the new CBA for the NWSL. Enjoy!

 

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Timestamps:

 

STL City SC Signing: 00:02:03

 

MLS Next Pro: 00:05:46

 

USMNT: 00:11:43

 

Transfer News: 00:45:51

 

NWSL News: 01:00:09

 

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Episode 30 – The MLS Next Pro Iron Curtain

This week Mike, Mason, and Shjon bring you a lot of hay about nothing regarding MLS Next Pro’s lack of news. We also discuss the USMNT heading into the upcoming World Cup Qualifying window, and the latest and greatest in transfer news in and around MLS. Enjoy!

 

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Timestamps:

 

STL City + MLS NEXT Pro: 00:01:52

 

USMNT World Cup Qualifying: 00:12:43

 

MLS Transfer News: 00:31:38

 

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Episode 29 – So You Want To Start An MLS NEXT Pro Team?

This week the gang bring you Coaching News from St Louis City! we also break down MLS NEXT Pro as best we can and speculate upon, and talk about more transfer news and the latest USMNT camp. Enjoy!

 

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Timestamps:

 

STL City News: 00:05:14

 

MLS NEXT PRO Info and Roster Rules: 00:09:50

 

MLS Transfer News: 00:39:08

 

USMNT Camp: 01:16:46

 

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Episode 28 – What is a Billiken, and Why Are They in My SuperDraft?

This week Mike, Mason and Shjon talk about the brand new, never before heard news of the St Louis City head coach! We also break down some of the transfers in and out of MLS from the last week, and talk about the first round of the SuperDraft and the SLU players that were picked. Enjoy!

 

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Timestamps:

 

STL City Head Coach: 00:03:10

 

MLS Transfers: 00:18:43

 

MLS Superdraft: 00:40:08

 

Listener Mail: 00:52:23

 

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Bradley Carnell Hired as St Louis CITY SC Head Coach

Bradley Carnell has been hired as the first head coach for Major League Soccer club St. Louis CITY SC. The MLS expansion club will begin play in the 2023 season. The hiring was announced by St. Louis CITY Sporting Director Lutz Pfannenstiel at a press conference on Wednesday. Carnell has been serving as an assistant coach for the New York Red Bulls for the last five years. Carnell also served as interim head coach of the Red Bulls for 14 games in 2020 following the firing of Chris Armas, leading the club to a 6-5-3 record and a playoff berth. Carnell is well versed in the high-pressure high-energy style of soccer the Red Bull organization prefers with all its teams around the globe – a philosophy Pfannenstiel is on record as preferable.

Carnell was recently linked with a move to Manchester United in the English Premier League to serve on the staff of newly hired coach Ralf Ragnick, but at that time Carnell stated his desire to stay in MLS to persue opportunities within the league. Ragnick is considered to be the primary orchestrator of the Red Bull style of play. He will now get to instill that philosophy with St. Louis CITY SC.

Carnell had a long playing career in his native South Africa and Germany. He was also on the roster for the South African national team for the 2002 World Cup. Before joining New York Red Bulls in his previous role, he served as an assistant coach for clubs in the South African top league.

He has an existing relationship with Pfannenstiel. He participated in an event sponsored by Pfannenstiel’s Global United FC foundation and has been listed as an ambassador of the foundation. This along with a distinct knowledge of the style of play pushed by the St. Louis CITY sporting director helped to catch the attention of Pfannenstiel.

Carnell was primary focus at New York Red Bulls was in the attack. Reportedly well-liked by that club and well-respected with the Red Bull organization, at the age of 44 Carnell will get his first permanent opportunity to guide a first team squad in a top professional league. He will be working with St. Louis CITY SC Director of Coaching John Hackworth and an as of yet unnamed coach of the organization’s MLS NEXT PRO lower division league team that will begin play in March of this year as well as the academy to steep the club’s system in Pfannenstiel’s philosophy from top to bottom.

Carnell’s hiring will bring intimate knowledge of MLS’ unique style of play and of the type of players that succeed in the league. He will also bring knowledge of what type of player will thrive in such a high-energy style of play that has occasionally been referred to as “energy drink soccer”. Carnell and Hackworth bring extensive knowledge of the domestic league, a trait that has been proven the past few years to be necessary to find success in Major League Soccer.

Soccer Capitol will have more details and analysis of the Bradley Carnell hiring and what it means for St. Louis CITY SC in our next podcast episode arriving next Wednesday on all major distributors of podcasts. You can also read more on the St Louis CITY SC official website.

Episode 27 – A Year In Preview

Happy New Year! Mike, Mason and Shjon join you again to catch up on what we missed during the holiday break! We’ve got a STL City press conference teaser, USMNT speculation, and some big money transfers with MLS. Enjoy!

 

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Timestamps:

 

Year in Preview – STL City SC: 02:21

 

Year in Preview – International: 15:22

 

Year in Preview – Domestic: 18:33

 

Listener Mail: 27:37

 

Roster Moves: 35:48

 

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