Podcasts

2019.E1 - Off-Season Notes by Drew Olsen

Ian and Harrison are back from their various offseason activities to break down a whole lot of MLS goings on.

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

Outro Music: Have You Seen my Son? - Benjamin Booker

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 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 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 CI: The Eastern Conference 2018 Preview by Harrison Crow

We have a slight reboot to the podcast! Your new host Ian Lamberson leads the discussion on the Eastern Conference from bottom to top as we amp up for the new 2018 season. Harrison Crow co-hosts in this episode as the duo provide insight on each club out in the east.

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ASA Podcast XCIII: Mr. Pibb, Wingers and Sad Sounders by Harrison Crow

This week’s podcast is a bit short on content meaning we owe you... and trust me when I say, we’re good for it. We’re lining up guests over the next few months that we hope those of you that tune in will enjoy.

But for this week we talk for a minute and half about Mr. Pibb, the evolution and death of the Winger as well as just pointing out that the Sounders are bad, and various things that aren’t so bad. We also have this 3 minute thing that was ill advised, where we lump the rest of Cascadia into the conversation which will almost certainly in turn net us some hate mail/tweets.

Please rate us on whatever listening platform in which you prefer and we will be back in the coming weeks to discuss whatever strikes ours or your fancy. Send us emails on questions you have and if there are enough, we may even do a “mailbag edition”

http://www.pibbthug.com/history/

ASA PODCAST XCII: The Life of Pablo, Measuring The Human Spirit, and USMNT WC Qualifiers Roster by Drew Olsen

We're back (again). This time we're going to discuss the quotes from Pablo Mastroeni's press conference, why they have merit, and things that we have to consider with teams that goes beyond just the data that we're collecting now. After that conversation we focus on the 40-man preliminary roster with the USMNT and some of those key players coming from MLS. 

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ASA PODCAST XCII: Justin Meram, NYRB, Fantasy MLS, and Potential Mid-Season Transfers by Harrison Crow

Bet you thought we weren’t ever coming back, huh? Well we are and here is our newest podcast ever! We talk Justin Meram, MVP and how his season is or is not actually affecting the Columbus Crew. We’re also talking about the New York Red Bulls and how they currently sit sixth overall in the table. I throw in a discussion of super-subs for the sake of my Nerd League fantasy league championship repeat hopes. Lastly, we talk some of the speculative transfers in MLS both incoming and possibly out going too.

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ASA Podcast XCI: USMNT, SuperDooperDraft, and Spotting Talent in College Soccer by Drew Olsen

Drew and Sean are joined by ASA contributor and University of Virginia assistant-coach A.J. Barnold (@ajbarnold) to talk about the USMNT roster and the team under Arena, the MLS SuperDraft, how MLS teams identify and scout talent, and the role of the college game in the MLS and USMNT development structure. A.J.'s article (co-written with Aaron Neilsen) on the players available in the draft can be read here.

We mention a couple articles during the podcast. Here is Bill Reno's article on how terrible MLS teams are at selecting goalkeepers in the SuperDraft, and here is his article on why Blake didn't deserve to win Goalkeeper of the Year in 2016.

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ASA Podcast XC: Tacos, The End of the World, and USMNT by Drew Olsen

Drew, Sean, and Jared are back! (again). This podcast is all about the USMNT.. Brace yourselves.

Here's Jared's article defending Jurgen, but we all know he doesn't really believe it... right?

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