2019.E21 - Having Mauro Manotas vs. eight million dollars by Harrison Crow

Is LAFC still good??? It’s these types of tantalizing topics that are always explored and quickly answered on this podcast. The team does discuss Mason Toye and his career projection and wrap up some of the more interesting issues left over from last weekend, such as when will the Galaxy ever defend again? Things change gears as the team also looks into why Houston would keep Mauro Mantos over having eight million dollars in transfer fees.

We of course also hit the listener questions. Which, say, are you sending us questions? Are you using the twitter hash tag? #AskASAPod. Live it, love it, use it! Or hit us up on the old e-mail we’re listed in the contact us page.

Intro Music: Let's Go Get The Goal (MLS) - Don't Kick The Baby

Outro Music: In The Fog, In the Flame - Bec Sandridge

2019.E20 - Atlanta Finally Won Something (Again) by Harrison Crow

It’s not every week that we talk about Atlanta winning a trophy. Just twice this month, to Ian’s absolute delight! The team break down some of the various particulars of the US Open Cup final and some of what went wrong for Minnesota as well as what went right for Atlanta.

The conversation is then turned to the review of LAFC-LA Galaxy and the possibility of a playoff match up as well as the outlook of the Western Conference. Could Zlatan have enough at the end to lift LA Galaxy past LAFC? How much are LAFC favorites out of the west and what does the new playoff system favor? What are some better playoff methods?

Lastly, the podcast team dives headlong into the top of the Eastern Conference and specifically chat about why Philadelphia isn’t considered more by the media as a possible 1 seed out of the East. They come back around to Atlanta and also talk about why NYCFC is the most favored by our model and why it might slightly be discounting Atlanta.

As always we take listener questions and discuss a few closing topics including one that we tuck away for this off-season. If you have a question or want to propose a topic for our podcast in the future use the #AskASAPod on twitter or hit us up on the email.

Intro Music: Let's Go Get The Goal (MLS) - Don't Kick The Baby

Outro Music: Hi Ho - The War and Treaty

2019.E19 - It's Always Sunny in Seattle by Harrison Crow

The season is winding down and wouldn’t you know it, the Seattle Sounders are on a downward spiral but unlike years past there is less that seems to point that they’ll figure things out before the playoffs. Just south the Timbers are putting together an impressive counter attack and while their xGA is similar, there are key differences which point to Portland having a much better, more compact defensive unit.

Aside from the run down of Cascadia the team launch in on Darlington Nagbe and his overratedness, talk a bit about Minnesota, RSL and LA Galaxy all vying for two home positions and then they sort through some listener questions including Fredy Montero, a team’s most replaceable xG creator and the Red Bulls new winger Josh Sims.

DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS FOR US? It’s a thing, now. No seriously, it’s totally a thing. Be a contributor to this podcast by hitting us up with questions and topics you want to hear about. You can reach us on e-mail at harrison.m.crow@gmail.com. You can also hit us up on twitter at harrison_crow or ahandleforian or use the #AskASApod.

Intro Music: Let's Go Get The Goal (MLS) - Don't Kick The Baby

Outro Music: Bad Habit - Your Smith

2019.E18 - Red Bulls Marching To Their Own Drum by Harrison Crow

ASA’s dynamic duo return to discuss the many more MLS moves that seem to keep coming on strong. They shift into RSL’s recent defensive surge and discuss whether or not we can expect it to keep happening., touch on how good NYC have gotten over the second half of the season and lastly talk a bit about the NYRB, Brian White and a touch a bit on Bradley Wright Phillips.

Got questions for us?

DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS FOR US? It’s a thing, now. No seriously, it’s totally a thing. Be a contributor to this podcast by hitting us up with questions and topics you want to hear about. You can reach us on e-mail at harrison.m.crow@gmail.com. You can also hit us up on twitter at harrison_crow or ahandleforian or use the #AskASApod.

Intro Music: Let's Go Get The Goal (MLS) - Don't Kick The Baby

Outro Music: Surefire - Wilderado

2019.E17 - Chicago Is Open For Business by Harrison Crow

The team knock out the biggest story of the week—the trade of Patrick Mullins to Toronto. They also talk about some of the lesser deals and rumors. Which leads to a bit of a dive into Chicago and what they have going for themselves and what pieces other teams may or may not want. Lastly, as they’ve been apt to do of late, they answer some of your questions.

DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS FOR US? It’s a thing, now. No seriously, it’s totally a thing. Be a contributor to this podcast by hitting us up with questions and topics you want to hear about. You can reach us on e-mail at harrison.m.crow@gmail.com. You can also hit us up on twitter at harrison_crow or ahandleforian or use the #AskASApod.

Intro Music: Let's Go Get The Goal (MLS) - Don't Kick The Baby

Outro Music - I Wanna Keep Yr Dog - illuminati hotties

2019.E16 - The Annual All-Star Podcast by Harrison Crow

Harrison and Ian gather round their microphone in their remote offices to recap the latest with USWNT, USMNT and MLS news. They then turn their attention to discuss their respective all-star selections from the eastern and then western conferences. Lastly we get to some of your questions.

DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS FOR US? It’s a thing, now. No seriously, it’s totally a thing. Be a contributor to this podcast by hitting us up with questions and topics you want to hear about. You can reach us on e-mail at harrison.m.crow@gmail.com. You can also hit us up on twitter at harrison_crow or ahandleforian or use the #AskASApod.

Intro Music: Let's Go Get The Goal (MLS) - Don't Kick The Baby

Outro Music - This Time It’s Different - Heart Bones

2019.E15 - A Needed Talent Respec by Harrison Crow

The dynamic duo, Harrison and Ian, are back at it. They chat about some of the MLS news, a couple of transfers, some results and the general thoughts on the status of the national team. We finally break on our positive stance with Cincinnati and use some World of Warcraft references to drive home our perspectives. Out west SKC is some how in a similar situation and their playoff hopes are quickly dwindling. We talk a bit about what needs to change and what they can do to help stymie their chances. Oh, and as always we take your questions… including one on a Jozy rumor that causes a bit of a debate.

Intro Music: Let's Go Get The Goal (MLS) - Don't Kick The Baby

Outro Music - Always Sayin’ - Littlest Man Band

2019.E14 - Eastern Conference First Half Review by Harrison Crow

Harrison and Ian take a look at the Eastern Conference at (roughly) the half way point in the season. Looking at teams from the bottom up. They talk narratives and why some are spot on and why others are completely wrong.

Intro Music: Let's Go Get The Goal (MLS) - Don't Kick The Baby

Outro Music: Morning Terrors, Nights of Dread - Shilpa Ray

2019.E13 - Mid-season Review, Western Conference by Harrison Crow

Harrison and Ian take a look at the Western Conference at (roughly) the half way point in the season. Looking at teams from the bottom up. They talk narratives and why some are spot on and why others are completely wrong. Next week, we’ll talk Eastern Conference.

Intro Music: Let's Go Get The Goal (MLS) - Don't Kick The Baby

Outro Music: Way Down Hadestown - Anais Mitchell

2019.E12 - Hidden Gems by Harrison Crow

The Colorado Rapids win a game! Go crazy, Harrison and Ian do. They talk a bit about the Rapids, the pending retirement of DaMarcus Beasley as well as the late breaking news of Chad Marshall and what his career looks like. The conversation of course moves into Wondo land and then into some hidden gems that can still be found around MLS.

Intro Music: Let's Go Get The Goal (MLS) - Don't Kick The Baby

Outro Music: House of my Mortal Father - Pomegranates

2019.E11 - Such A Busy Busy Week by Harrison Crow

It was a busy busy week in the wide world of Major League Soccer. Signings were made, trades happened and coaches (THREE!) were fired. Ian and Harrison run down some of the moves that teams made at the MLS Spring deadline and talk post-mortems for the Cincinnati, the Colorado Rapids and New England. They also answer some questions from the twitter and talk about dumb things that Caleb Porter said.

Intro Music: Let's Go Get The Goal (MLS) - Don't Kick The Baby

Outro Music: I Love You Like a Brother - Alex Lahey

2019.E9 - Two Weeks Later by Harrison Crow

Two weeks later the dynamic duo returns! But even after two weeks as that much really changed? Ian and Harrison discuss who they believe to be on the hot seat and even more spicy, who is not. They then spend a lot of time gabbing about LAFC and just how good they are. Because neither were sure you, the listener, were aware. Finally, everything gets tied together with a nice bow by declaring the Eastern Conference a complete cluster.

Intro Music: Let's Go Get The Goal (MLS) - Don't Kick The Baby

Outro music: Charly Bliss - Hard to Believe

2019.E8 - Two Yards by Harrison Crow

Harrison and Ian discuss the existential of “what even is two yards?” and does it matter on the field when taking a free kick. They also go through some of the tactical odditities that makes Matt Hedges more useful and they break Marc dos Santos and his early tenure. Lastly they discuss some surprising early results, like are the Chicago Fire secretly not terrible? TUNE IN!

Intro Music: Let's Go Get The Goal (MLS) - Don't Kick The Baby

Outro Music - Mannen I Elva - Me and the Julios

2019.E6 - Ian Hates Tactics, So We Talk Tactics by Harrison Crow

This week Ian mentions how much he doesn’t know and even a little bit disdains tactics so we therein we explore the subject in regards to the national team (some thing else Ian dislikes right now) and Tyler Adams. We move on to discuss how teams in MLS with new coaches, are seeing stylistic changes in their approaches over the first three games.

Intro Music: Let's Go Get The Goal (MLS) - Don't Kick The Baby

Outro Music : Above the Bodega (Local Business) - Titus Andronicus

2019. E5 - Flag of Protest by Harrison Crow

This week Ian decides to put Harrison in his place as his U9 team experiences it’s first loss. Harrison talks a bit about what it’s like wearing the coaches hat. The pair then run down some important talking points around MLS after week two.

Intro Music: Let's Go Get The Goal (MLS) - Don't Kick The Baby

Outro Music : Pinc Louds - Soul in my Body

2019. Episode 4 - Tactical Concepts Of Crossing by Harrison Crow

This week we talk about week one topics, review some of the things we did and did not expect. We then talk about pressing and some of nuances we experience when we look at the data. Then, lastly, we discuss crossing and the tactical components of it.

Intro Music: Let's Go Get The Goal (MLS) - Don't Kick The Baby

Outro Music : Funky Ghost - Bandits on the Run

2019.E3 - Eastern Conference Preview by Harrison Crow

Remember that thing we did last week? Well, Ian and Harrison do it again. This time dissecting Major League Soccer’s Eastern Conference providing insight on the changing landscape of the most Eastiest Conference in the Major Leagues of Soccer. The dynamic duo also deliver some rough predictions for the season with how they expect these teams to fair..

Intro Music: Let's Go Get The Goal (MLS) - Don't Kick The Baby

Outro Music : Smog - Cold Blooded Old Times