The SBI Show: Episode 120 (Previewing MLS Week 1 and MLS Award Predictions)

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We are one day away from the official start of the MLS season, and the latest episode of The SBI Show takes a look at all of the opening week action across Major League Soccer.

Episode 120 features a look at all eight match-ups, including Sporting Kansas City’s visit to CenturyLink Field, and the Philadelphia Union’s trip to Portland.

Co-host Garrett Cleverly and I als complete this week’s preseason preview of MLS with our predictions for the league’s regular-season awards, including our picks for MVP, Rookie of the Year and winners of the Supporters Shield and MLS Cup.

Give Episode 120 of The SBI Show a listen after the jump:

  • Brian

    I am John Doe.

    I am not John Doe. You are John Doe.

    I’m glad you guys picked up a sponsor but I couldn’t believe that was a real movie while listening to the podcast. I laugh every time I hear it, but the video trailer makes it seem better.


  • smitty6000

    what’s the MLS bash piece they’re talking about, I’ll feed the troll.

    someone link it


      • smitty6000

        Well, I read it.

        It makes some good points around the edges of the league (fishy Dempsry signing, dumb europhile team names). But I agree that it does bash MLS just for the sake of it.

        The trolls have been fed.


  • soccerroo

    Great show! You have talked about more interviews and I thoght for the weekly preview show you might look at interviewing a young up and coming player from one of the 5 games you are going to discuss. younger players might be awake at the hours you guys do the shows or more avaliable than the Henry’s and Defoe’s of the league.


  • TomG

    Thanks for outing Ives’ true drinking preferences, Garrett. I knew Ives was a Cosmo gal at heart.


  • Brendan Murphy

    Rookie of the Year – McNamara – Chivas

    MVP – Nagbe – Timbers

    Newcomer of the Year – Luke Mulholland – RSL

    Golden Boot – Wright Phillips – Red Bulls

    Defender of the Year – Besler – KC

    Keep of the Year – Sean Johnson – Fire

    Most Improved Player – Teal Bunberry – NE


  • Fred

    MVP: Federico Higuain

    Golden Boot: Jack McInerney (not influenced by Ives!)

    Newcomer: Jermain Defoe

    Defender: Jamison Olave

    Goalkeeper: Jaime Penedo

    Rookie: Harry Shipp

    Supporters’ Shield: Portland Timbers

    MLS Cup: Portland Timbers

    Most Improved: Teal Bunbury


  • James M

    MVP – Robbie Keane

    Golden Boot – Robbie Keane

    Newcomer – Jermain Defoe

    Defender – Aurelien Collin

    GK – Nick Rimando

    Rookie – Andre Blake

    Shield – RSL

    Cup – RBNY

    Tiebreak – Most Improved – Dwayne De Rosario


  • Brian Abernethy

    Rookie of the Year – Tommy McNamara

    MVP – Michael Bradley

    Newcomer of the Year – Jermaine Defoe

    Golden Boot – Robbie Keane

    Defender of the Year – Matt Besler

    Keep of the Year – Donovan Ricketts

    Most Improved Player – Wil Trapp

    Shield – Portland Timbers

    MLS Cup – KC


  • Dace

    A few points:

    1 – Jive scene is the best scene in Airplane, good job Ives

    2 – Can’t wait for the SBI Film Critique podcast.

    3 – I’m taking FCD as darkhorse to win the MLS Cup…being a fan notwithstanding, we have a young and hungry squad with depth from a lot of young guys and a manager who’s made a career out of turning academy players into pros that can make an immediate impact. We face a lot of competition though, this season may well be the tightest race we’ve seen yet.


  • Pat Snyder

    Rookie of the Year- Shipp Chicago

    MVP- Bradley Toronto

    Newcomer of the Year- Dafoe

    Golden Boot- Dafoe

    Defender of the Year- Colin SKC

    Keep of the Year- McMath Union

    Most Improved Player- McMath Union

    Shield- Toronto

    MLS Cup- Galaxy


  • Branden Dailey

    Rookie of the Year- Shipp

    MVP- Valeri

    Newcomer of the Year- Bradley

    Golden Boot- Bruin

    Defender of the Year- Besler

    Keeper of the Year- Rimando

    Coach- Nelson

    Shield- Timbers

    Cup- Timbers

    Most Imporved- Bunbury


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