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Match Buildup: FC Dallas vs Nashville (x2!) with Nico Mendez

Nico Mendez of 3rd Degree and Dallas Sports Nation joins Dustin and Jonathan to preview both matches in FC Dallas’ return to play against Nashville.

They also talk about the schedule, rules, and protocols that MLS and FC Dallas have adopted as they look to restart the regular season, as well as some news on the personnel side with the departure of Jesse Gonzalez and a potential replacement!

North Texas SC Preview with Matt Denny and Garrett Melcer

North Texas SC General Manager, Matt Denny, and Media Coordinator Garrett Melcer join Dustin and Jonathan to preview the USL-1 season that kicks off on Saturday!

Garrett shares some of his experiences in Orlando, Matt discusses life at NTSC since COVID, and they both discuss players to watch out for and some of the new faces in the squad!

#MLSisBack Preview! with Cheyenne Foster

Dustin, Tristan, and Jonathan are joined by Cheyenne Foster (@btwncleansheets) to talk about FC Dallas’ COVID-19 outbreak and preview the MLSisBack Tournament.

What’s the format? What’s at stake? What groups should we pay attention to? Who has a good shot at winning?

All these questions answered, and MORE!

How To Watch Soccer: Tactics – with Joseph Lowery

Soccer is a game of chess played on a grass field and won by the thinnest of margins. There’s going to be A LOT of MLS on TV in July, so Joseph Lowery of the MLSAssist Podcast drops by to educate Dustin (and you) in how to watch soccer with an eye on tactics.

Jesse Gonzalez Suspended Indefinitely! Plus: News Roundup

MLS and FC Dallas announced the indefinte suspension of GK Jesse Gonzalez on Friday due to allegations of domestic abuse.

Dustin and Jonathan break down what we know about that situation, as well as talk over the recent FC Dallas COVID announcements and the league’s return to play in July in Orlando.

NOTES:
MLS Constitution – Player Misconduct (SABH)
https://judiciary.house.gov/sites/democrats.judiciary.house.gov/files/mlsconstitution_0.pdf

Sidekicks Happy Hour with Juan Gamboa and Freddy Moojen

Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/WxsMe6iRyG0

Dustin and Jonathan are joined by Dallas Sidekicks goalkeeper Juan Gamboa (@elbrody1) and forward Frederico Moojen (@FredMoojen) for a chat about life in the MASL and at the Dallas Sidekicks.

Links

Juan Gamboa -Gometta GK glove line
https://gomettagk.com

Freddy Moojen – Montreal College Showcase
https://www.ribeiromoojen.ca/en/page/montreal_showcase.html

Meeting Jimmy Maurer (an interview)

Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/GXKX1RP6QBY

Jimmy Maurer took a break from family, training, studying for an MBA, and working out to chat with Dustin and Jonathan.

They talked a little about shelter-in-place life and a lot about Jimmy’s journey to Dallas.

What MLS keepers did he take lessons with? Who was his GK coach as a kid in Atlanta? How close was he to signing with Oscar Pareja in Colorado? How many times has he watched the HGTV episode he was on in Chile?

All this and much more!

Lower League Happy Hour with Michael Hitchcock, Damon Gochneaur, and Jonathan Collura

Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cveMWsXgChA

Dustin and Jonathan are joined by Michael Hitchcock (@hitchnewbiz) of the Ft Worth Vaqueros, Jonathan Collura (@JonathnCollura) of Bugeaters FC, and Damon Gochneaur (@DamonGochneaur) for a drink and some lower league soccer chat.

This conversation has everything from English pro/rel scenarios, to FC Dallas concept kits, to development philosophies!

Links

Michael Hitchcock – Kick COVID19 local giftcard giveways
https://twitter.com/FtWorthVaqueros

Jonathan Collura – 100% of all online club shop sales to the Omaha COVID-19 Response Fund
https://www.bugeatersfc.com/news/2020/3/18/statement

Damon Gochneaur -Eastside Denton, Serve Denton, Denton Community Food Center
https://twitter.com/DentonDiablos/status/1244733302243758081

Virtual Happy Hour with Mark Followill, Steve Davis, and Jon Arnold

Dustin and Jonathan met up (virtually) with FC Dallas TV personalities Mark Followill and Steve Davis, as well as with columnist and CONCACAF expert Jon Arnold for a Happy Hour!

Grab a bevy, kick back, and take your mind off of things with some of the biggest soccer brains in DFW (and Dustin).

This episode was recorded as a YouTube LiveStream that can be found here: youtu.be/RSTxUr6kVFU

Links

Jon Arnold’s “Get CONCACAFed” newsletter: https://getconcacafed.substack.com/

Mark Followill’s Go Fund Me for helping broadcast support staff: https://www.gofundme.com/f/dfw-sports-television-broadcast-freelancers

FC Dallas 2-2 Montreal and FCD vs NYCFC Match Buildup

In this double episode, Dustin and Jonathan recap the 2-2 draw between FC Dallas and Montreal Impact as well as preview FC Dallas’ trip to Yankee Stadium to take on NYCFC.

Plus! The guys caught up with Paxton Pomykal to chat about the Olympic Qualifiers, his favorite positions, and more importantly, what happened to his mustache!