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The SBI Show: Episode 179 (Talking MLS playoffs, recapping the USMNT friendlies, and more)




The MLS Playoff Conference semifinals kickoff on Sunday and the latest episode of The SBI Show has you covered on all the angles.

Episode 179 of The SBI Show takes a closer look at the West finals between the Los Angeles Galaxy and Seattle Sounders, as well as the East finals between the New York Red Bulls and New England Revolution.

Co-host Garrett Cleverly and I also discuss the recent U.S. Men’s National Team friendlies in Europe, including an in-depth look at the awful 4-1 loss to Ireland.

We also discuss topics ranging from MLS expansion to the NCAA tournament.

Give Episode 179 of The SBI Show a listen after the jump:

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What did you think of the show?

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  1. Can you guys stop downplaying BWP’s season with the dumb argument that everyone who plays next to Henry scores goals? Yes everyone who plays next to Henry scores goals, but no one else has even scored 20, let alone 27. BWP scored literally 50% more goals than the next closest guy. His season was superlative. Repeating that argument every week without unpacking it even slightly is lazy.

    • Joamiq, that’s not OUR argument, that’s the argument made against him. For my money his regular season was better than Obafemi Martins, but not Nguyen or Keane’s, so in that regard he should have been a finalist. As for the argument that Henry helps BWP, the point for some (including myself) is that Henry is arguably more valuable than BWP on his own team, therefore he’s not really an MVP candidate when he’s not even MVP of his own team. You can disagree with that if you’d like, but I think there’s definitely something to be said for that argument.

  2. the argument for coach of the year was not good.

    The best NBA coach doesn’t win coach of the year so the MLS one shouldn’t either?? Expectations shouldn’t matter. Who’s team did poorly last year shouldn’t matter. Just whoever coached best this year. And if he happens to be the all time best coach then so be it.

    • How exactly do you rate “who coached best” in a given year if you don’t factor things in like expectations and talent level of the team they coached? A coach could do a mediocre coaching job but be bailed out by talent, but a coach taking largely the same team that couldn’t make the playoffs in the previous year and lead them to the playoffs deserves consideration. Won-loss record does NOT tell the whole story of what a coach does with a given team. If you believe that then we’ll agree to disagree.

  3. World Cup hangover is no excuse. The US had mixed results in the World Cup. It was up and down. WCQ was up and down. JK lives in the troubles. Other coaches live in the solutions.


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