The Copa America has come to and end and apparently so has Andrews ability to control his laughter. We decided to leave the laughing fit in for you to enjoy in all it’s glory. We get back to talking MLS but with the Copa coverage we went full homer and reviewed and previewed only NYRB games.
Jurgen wanted the Semi-Finals and he got them. The USMNT beat Ecuador 2-1 mostly on the shoulders of Bobby Wood and Clint Dempsey. The old adage applies here as the US gets ready to face Messi and the World’s number 1 Argentina, Be careful what you wish for.
Well they did and by they I really mean Brad Guzan and John Brooks who stepped up and had themselves a game in the USMNT 1-0 victory over Paraguay. The Knockout stage begins with tonight’s matchup against Group B runner up and #13 ranked Ecuador. We talk about the thrilling victory in Philly and preview the action taking place tonight in Seattle.
With the USMNT victory over Costa Rica now in the books and 1 result keeping them away from the knockout round at COPA we revisit the 4-0 win and talk about what we think needs and should be done on Saturday against Paraguay.
Also don’t forget to look for that man (Andrew) at the game on Saturday and just let him know you listen to the show and if you are first, you can win the same shirt that he is wearing, well not that shirt, but a nice shiny brand new one shipped right to your door.
The USMNT’s backs are against the wall, if they want their tournament to continue in a meaningful fashion they must beat Costa Rica, a tie wont eliminate them just dig the hole a little deeper. Andrew and Rick discuss what they must do to advance and we give our hopes and predictions for the ever changing lineups of Jurgen Klinsmann.
The Copa America Centenario has officially kicked off and with the thirst for Copa content we decided to make a bonus episode to talk about the USMNT two nil defeat from Friday. After the break we grade every player as well, disagree with us, let us know in the comments.
We only have time for 2 MLS games this week, the hat trick by BWP and the stunning comeback in stoppage time by Orlando City. We move right along with a recap of the two international friendly’s and give our take on the upcoming Copa America Centenario taking place on our own soil.
Games reviewed :
NY 3 v TFC 0
NYC 2 v ORL 2
USA 1 v ECU 0
USA 4 v BOL 0
Games previewed :
USA v COL
USA v CR