ASA Podcast 2018 - Episode 26 - Moving Day Plus ATL/SKC Playoff Preview by Harrison Crow

It’s moving day for some Western Conference managers, and Ian and Harrison ponder what comes next (2:00).

Then we start our weekly deep dive on Playoff teams. Up first: Atlanta (17:00) and Sporting Kansas City (38:30).

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

Outro Music: Necromancin’ Dancin’ - Bear Ghost

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ASA Podcast 2018 - Episode 24: Martinez, Colorado, and the annual late-season rise of Seattle by Drew Olsen

Not one, not two, but THREE Stats of the Week. The boys discuss Josef Martinez again and Colorado’s new found appearance of competency (5:00). Seattle are back on their second half thing but how are they doing it? (28:00) Harrison expresses dismay at the lack of Jonathan Lewis in his “young guns” segment(45:00).

Intro Music: Let’s Go Get the Goal (MLS) - Don’t Kick the Baby
Outro Music: Easy Kid - J.E. Sunde

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ASA Podcast 2018 - Episode 23: Target Forwards, the Union, Handwalla Bwana, and US Soccer landscape by Drew Olsen

The ASA guys are joined by USSF Hackathon Champion Kevin Minkus to break down the current state of target forwards in the stat of the week (3:00) Much has been made this week about Philly being fun and the guys dissect their season (26:30) Harrison spotlights another one of his favorite young players, Handwalla Bwana (41:00) and Kevin shares some fun “US Soccer landscape history” with us (52:00)

Intro Music: Let’s Go Get the Goal (MLS) - Don’t Kick The Baby
Outro Music: Great Vacation - Dirt Poor Robins

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ASA Podcast 2018 - Episode 21: Winless San Jose (sans Minn), NYC away from NYC and acknowledging FC Dallas by Harrison Crow

Ian and Harrison discuss the All Star game (1:00) - They discuss San Jose’s winless ways (14:00) - Do NYCFC have road woes? (36:00) - FC Dallas quietly mounting a SS challenge (44:00) - Harrison introduces an occasional new feature “Harrison’s Young Guns” (53:00)

Intro Music: Let’s Go Get the Goal (MLS) - Don’t Kick the Baby
Outro Music: Cold Sweat - Church of the Cosmic Skull

ASA Podcast 2018 - Episode 20: Defensive Actions, Trades, and Twellman by Drew Olsen

Ian greatly underestimates how many defensive actions are performed in our stat of the week (7:00), Harrison and Ian opine about potential trades and Harrison has his Taylor Twellman moment (30:00).

Intro Music: Let’s Go Get the Goal (MLS) - Don’t Kick The Baby
Outro Music: Jetpack Blues, Sunset Hues - Anamanaguchi

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ASA Podcast 2018 - Episode 19: Team ASA Emerges Victorious from the US Soccer Hackathon by Drew Olsen

The ASA boys are back this week with a very special guest Eliot McKinley (@etmckinley)! The stat of the week from @thedummyrun discusses the metric of “save efficiency” (2:30), and Eliot shares his experience at the latest USSF hackathon where team ASA and friends were awarded top prize (21:00). 

Here's a link to an article about decision making in the final third that somebody mentions.

Intro Music: Let’s Go Get The Goal (MLS) - Don’t Kick The Baby
Outro Music: Don’t Wait For Him - Side Saddle

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ASA Podcast 2018 - Episode 18: All-Star Discussion by Harrison Crow

The ASA boys are back from their World Cup vacation. They take some time to reflect on the big tournament (2:00), It’s time for all star talk, and Ian and Harrison share their picks with the world.(15:00)

Into Music: Let’s Go Get The Goal (MLS) - Don’t Kick the Baby
Outro Music: Avalon - Foxygen

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ASA Podcast 2018 - Episode 17: DC United, Prolific MLS Scorers, and THE WORLD CUP by Drew Olsen

Harrison and Ian have World Cup Fever and the only cure is talking about Major League Soccer. They discuss DC United’s ability to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in this week’s Interesting Stat of the Week. (7:00) Aftewards they engage in a little game of “Where are the Goals?” featuring some of MLS’ least prolific scorers (27:30). Special thanks to @ExiledMLS for the stat of the week and all of our listeners for tuning in! Happy World Cup!

Intro Music: Let’s Go Get The Goal (MLS) - Don’t Kick The Baby (Eds. note: Does this song inspire anyone else to want to kick a baby?)
Outro Music: Everybody Wants to Love You - Japanese Breakfast

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ASA Podcast 2018 - Episode 16: World Cup and Home Field Advantage by Drew Olsen

It’s a slighty shorter version of the ASA show as Ian and Harrison discuss World Cup Callups in our stat of the week from @stathunting (3:30) and ponder the value of homefield advantage (26:00). Apologies for some lesser audio quality this week. We’re investigating and should have things back to scratch next time!

Intro Music: Go Get the Goal (MLS) - Don’t Kick The Baby
Outro Music: Messidona - Driver Friendly

ASA Podcast 2018 - Episode 15: Keepers and Kansas City by Drew Olsen

We have not one but TWO interesting stats of the week and we talk GK xG and the art of blocking (1:10). After that we take a deep dive into Sporting Kansas City’s season which ventures into discussion of the LA Galaxy and some weird MLS fan fiction from Harrison (22:30)

Into Music: Let’s Go Get The Goal (MLS) - Don’t Kick The Baby
Outro Music: Oh, Heart - Tank and the Bangas

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ASA Podcast 2018 - Episode 14: Zardes, Trade Rumors, Salaries, and the Spiciest of Hot Takes by Harrison Crow

The ASA boys are back this week with their usual blend of analysis and insecurity. Things kick off with talk of Gyasi Zardes in our interesting stat of the week (1:50) We mix it up over some rather unusual trade/transfer rumors about high profile players (11:30) Finally it’s the most hot take-able time of the year, and Ian and Harrison do not disappoint as they get very judgmental about MLS teams and their newly released payrolls (46:00)

Outro Music: €30,000 - Emperor X

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ASA Bonus Podcast: Jared Interviews Jamie Hamilton of These Football Times by Drew Olsen

A special bonus episode of the ASA Show! Jared Young and Jamie Hamilton of These Football Times discuss analytics, science, philosophy, and many more ideas about the beautiful game.

Outro Music: Jimmie’s Song (Full Band Version) - Emmanuel & the Fear

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ASA Podcast 2018 - Episode 13: Waston, Rooney and the Not-So-Wild West by Drew Olsen

Harrison is back and he and Ian waste no time getting to Kendall’s big night and the interesting stat of the week (2:05).  Harrison wants to know what’s the deal with set pieces (15:00). The boys buckle down on the West Coast and possibly alienate a sizable portion of their listener base (29:00) and finally, they talk about this Wayne Rooney bloke and how he fits in at DC United (50:00).  Outro Music: How Did I Get Through the Day? - Har Mar Superstar

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ASA Podcast 2018 - Episode 12: Throughballs, P-Score and other Analyst Delights by Drew Olsen

Jared Young (@jaredeyoung) is back again this week covering for Harrison and the boys talk through balls. Er…throughballs (1:30) Ian and Jared respond to a listener’s concerns about Seattle (10:00) Jared teaches Ian and America about “P-Score” (19:45) and finally the boys talk about the week that was in MLS (35:00)  Outro Music: Baltimore - Mal Blum

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ASA PODCAST 2018 - EPISODE 11 by Drew Olsen

This week, Jared Young (@jaredeyoung) of ASA and Stars and Stripes FC fills in for Harrison and we talk penalties in the Interesting Stat of the Week (1:30) Jared ponders where all of these goals are coming from (7:00) the boys try and make sense of Vancouver (22:00) and finally hit up all of last week’s MLS action (30:00).

Intro Music: The Worst MLS Country Music Song EVER
Outro Music: I Like You The Best - Remember Sports

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ASA Podcast 2018 - Episode 10: Listener Questions and a CCL Wake by Harrison Crow

The ASA Boys ponder Lletget’s passing style in our interesting stat of the week from @thedummyrun (1:50). Listeners send in questions, Harrison underrates Almiron, and Ian betrays the good people of Philadelphia (4:45) Finally they reflect on this year’s CCL (39:30)
Outro Music - I’m Beginning To Think You Prefer Beverly Hills 90201 to Me - Fight Like Apes

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ASA Podcast 2018 - Episode 9: What is happening in Salt Lake? by Harrison Crow

This week the ASA boys get cross about crossing in our interesting stat of the week (2:30). Harrison and Ian ponder what ails Real Salt Lake (15:50). Harrison and Ian review last week's games as Ian confronts his failings as an analyst (31:00). Outro Music: Tear Down The Stage -Parsonsfield

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ASA Podcast 2018 - Episode 8: Champions League, Shots and Luck by Harrison Crow

This week, Ian and Harrison talk about CCL and what to expect when you’re expecting goals (3:20), Our friend @thedummyrun gives us another reason to talk about Toronto with our Interesting Stat of the Week (19:00), The boys pay tribute to this week’s outstanding player (26:30) and finally we talk about the week that was in MLS action (31:30). Outro Music: Westermarck - Charly Bliss

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