You can forget about the start of this show, in which we wonder if Christian Pulisic would help BVB defeat Tottenham at Wembley (no!). Skip ahead, and we debate who are the five most influential figures in US Soccer history. Who’s on your list? Is it stars like Landon Donovan, Mia Hamm or Clint Dempsey? What about executives like Lamar Hunt or Chuck Blazer? Or, is there room for two non-Americans who made the bold decision to play in the US–Pele and David Beckham?
If we all survive the polar vortex, we could end up producing a new show tonight. In the meantime, you should listen to the most recent episode of the Minivan Dad Soccer Pod, where Pat and Chris joined TJ to answer strange questions about brewery tours and historic figures. There’s some soccer in there, too. While you’re at it, here are a couple recent USfanTV shows to watch, too. Bonus points if you watch/listen to all three!
— Minivan Dad Soccer Pod (@MinivanDadPod) January 30, 2019
From all of us at USfanTV – Chris, Hat Guy (Pat) and TJ – Merry Christmas! See you in 2019!
Gregg Berhalter is just about the USMNT’s new coach, but after 13 months, why not wait a little longer to find out for sure? Last night we tried to answer two basic questions: Is Berhalter actually a bad hire, as Twitter would have us believe? And, why did it take so damn long to find a guy who was, well, already here?
We also spent some time looking at Jermaine Jones’ social media meltdowns (hang in there Jermaine, seriously. You’ll get through this!) And, MLS Cup is set, with Atlanta hosting Portland. Our show ended at halftime of the excellent Sporting KC-Portland match, so we didn’t get to talk about that Sebastian Blanco goal (wow!), or the ten (!) minutes of stoppage, but that game turned out to be everything that NYRB-Atlanta wasn’t. Hopefully the final delivers, too.
Thanks for watching. We’ll be back next week with another show when Gregg Berhalter is that much closer to being named coach. We’re almost there, people!
We hear from people all the time that this will be their first US game. Whether it’s your first game, your first road game or even your thousandth game, you’ll enjoy this video of the fan experience from last week’s US-England match. Continue reading “USMNT v England: The fan’s perspective”