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The SBI Show: Episode 177 (Recapping the MLS playoffs, talking USMNT, and more)




The four MLS conference finalists are set and the SBI Show takes a look back at all of the weekend’s second-leg action.

Episode 177 of The SBI Show takes a look back at some impressive performances by the Los Angeles Galaxy, New England Revolution and New York Red Bulls. We also discuss how the Seattle Sounders held off a game FC Dallas side in the other conference semifinal series.

Co-host Garrett Cleverly and I also take a closer look at the current U.S. Men’s National Team squad currently in camp in London ahead of upcoming friendlies against Colombia and Ireland.

Give Episode 177 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. Funny to hear Jones’ comments about the Crew not respecting the Revs…guess the Crew listened to the SBI show before the series and heard Ives jumping hard on the CLB bandwagon…oops.

  2. I understand why you bring up concerns about the 24 – 28 age range but I don’t think it’s all that bad if you really look at it. Some players have drifted away from the Nats picture but that doesnt mean they won’t drift back into the picture a la Beasley. In that age range now we have Bradley, Bedoya, Mixx, Zusi, Besler, Omar Gonzales, Fabian Johnson, Mo Edu. On the fringe in that age range we have Shea, Jose Torres, Spector, Ream, Nguyen (hopefully doesnt remain on the fringe). I know everyone has given up on Adu but he has a lot of International experience and has always played well for the national team. If Nagbe gets called up after his citizenship that would be another big add to the list of talent. Cameron, Holden, Feilhaber are just over that age at 29 yrs. I think we have good players in that range. I think the issue is Klinsmann has chosen to by-pass continued caps for some of those guys in favor of some really young guys. He also constantly tried different line-ups and called different players in so you never got the type of continuity that you had with the Donovan, Dempsey, Beasley, Boca era. It’s a side effect of Klinsmann’s shake up.

  3. thanks for the great show, fellas. one small note: more talk about contests, prizes, etc.
    ives mentioned balloons at one point, and that was pretty cool, but not quite what we’re looking for, as a people.


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