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Jason Poon of BigDSoccer.com

Jason Poon joins the show to discuss the FC Dallas off-season, BigDSoccer.com, and MLS in Austin. He even partakes in some “way-too-early” predictions with Dustin!

Links:

Might Ducks Article:

https://www.bigdsoccer.com/2016/1/3/10702220/fc-dallas-mighty-ducks-quacky-comparisons

Fabian Castillo staying at Trabzonspor:

https://twitter.com/JogaBonito_USA/status/960616297942929412

Soccer Analytics with Kevin Minkus

Kevin Minkus of AmericanSoccerAnalysis.com joins Dustin and Tristan to discuss the role of data and statistics in Soccer.
They discuss:

  • Roster consistency
  • xG (Expected Goals)
  • Using stats for scouting
  • How fans can get into stats
  • Much more!

Jon. Arnold.

Jon Arnold joins the guys to chat 2018 FC Dallas, Liga MX playoffs, US and Mexico player development, the possibility of Trump owning an MLS franchise, and more!

2017 FC Dallas Awards With Carter Baum

Carter Baum joins the guys for their 2017 Awards Episode and questions about the off-season!

Awards:

  • Favorite Moment
  • Goal of the Season
  • Young Player of the Season
  • Player of the Season

Plus Carter talks FC Dallas talent scouting, young players to look out for, MLS “home-grown” rules!

FCD 2017 – What Went Wrong (End of Season Wrap-Up Part 1)

FCD ’17 – What went wrong?
Our look back at the rollercoaster of a season

USA Fails To Qualify for the 2018 World Cup!

We discuss the failure of the USA Men’s team to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. We attempt to answer the following questions:

  • What happened?!
  • What’s next?
  • How can we fix things?
  • Who should be the next coach?

FC Dallas 0-0 Orlando City, Preview of USMNT

  • FC Dallas Could Forfeit the Orlando City draw
  • Match coverage of the 0-0 affair
  • USMNT roster reactions
  • USMNT preview the final 2 matches of World Cup qualification

FC Dallas Draw 0-0 With Dempsey’s Seattle Sounders

FC Dallas drew 0-0 with Seattle this weekend, and Dustin breaks it all down.

  • We played defense!
  • We didn’t play offense!
  • Diaz as Captain
  • Acosta v Dempsey
  • Attendance
  • Path to the playoffs

Show Notes

3rd Degree Roster Breakdown

MLS Attendance Stats

2017 MLS Attendance

 

The Defense Episode: FCD’s defensive woes and Alexi Lalas’ USMNT Rant

  • FC Dallas’ loss to Atlanta
  • A deep dive into FC Dallas’ defensive troubles
  • Alexi Lalas’ calling out the USMNT
  • The state of soccer in the US

Notes

Das Reboot: How German Soccer Reinvented Itself and Conquered the World

FC Dallas Draws With NY Red Bulls, USMNT Struggles

Discussing FC Dallas’ 2-2 draw with NYRB.
Plus, unpacking the USMNT’s international break.