MLSGB has joined up with the Radio Cascadia podcast for the 2018 season, giving our readers the chance to catch up on all the latest news from the Pacific Northwest, where MLS clubs Portland Timbers, Seattle Sounders and Vancouver Whitecaps look to continue to dominate the Western Conference.
Radio Cascadia is a weekly podcast and is an authoritative steward of the Cascadian perspective, representing the most passionate, unified and unique fan bases in the country. Their passion is well justified, not only by the clubs’ nearly fifty years of shared history but also thanks to rampant success in the MLS era.
Seattle Times writer Geoff Baker calls in to discuss his new book: 100 Things Sounders Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die is an extensive review of Sounders history and culture from the 1970’s to the present. An impressive diversity of topics are featured, ranging from stories told by NASL-era legends to candid and fair analysis of the club’s highs and lows in MLS. Even the most attentive members of the fan base will find fascinating moments from the club’s past unknown to them prior. The work presents the most honest and refreshing assessment of Seattle’s first decade in MLS available in print. Check it out here.
Portland’s 3-0 win over league leaders NYCFC headlines our Cascadia coverage this week as the crew analyses how the Timbers pulled off the big victory. Interviews with former Timber Rodney Wallace and centerback Liam Ridgewell from the locker room follow.
Sounders finally picked up a first victory of the MLS season, winning 3-1 against Minnesota United. Ari Liljenwall of MLSsoccer.com and John Marshall of MLSGB give their takes on Svensson’s rocket, a couple of questionable subs, and Alex Roldan’s solid performance. The group takes picks for Sunday’s road match at LAFC after a quick postgame exclusive with the Seattle University product.
Like the episode title says, last week featured some good results and some… well, terrible results. The crew tries to make sense of 9-man Vancouver’s 6-0 thrashing at Sporting KC and questions if they’ll be able to recover mentally in time for Friday’s home test against Real Salt Lake.
00:00 – Introduction & Geoff Baker on 100 Things Sounders Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die
22:55 – Timbers topple league leaders 3-0
37:15 – Sounders pick up first league win, LAFC away awaits
57:15 – Whitecaps struggle in SKC, need result on Friday