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The SBI Show: Episode 200 (w/special guests Ike Opara, Manny Lagos and Doug McIntyre)

Episode 200 Panel

The SBI Show has reached its latest landmark, with the 200th episode featuring a good mix of guests to discuss the latest in the American soccer world.

Episode 200 of The SBI Show features interviews with Sporting Kansas City defender Ike Opara, Minnesota United head coach Manny Lagos, and ESPN FC writer Doug McIntyre.

Co-host Garrett Cleverly and I catch up with Opara and discuss Sporting KC’s big win at Yankee Stadium on Saturday, as well as his strong start to the 2015 season. We then head out to Minnesota to catch up with Lagos and discuss, among other things, the recent awarding of an MLS expansion franchise to the owners of Minnesota United and the upcoming 2015 NASL season.

We also catch up with Doug McIntyre in Zurich to preview the U.S. Men’s National Team’s upcoming friendly against Switzerland.

Give Episode 200 of The SBI Show a listen below:

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What did you think of the show? How do you see the USA-Switzerland friendly going? Excited for Minnesota United to join MLS? What was your favorite part of Episode 200?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. Ives and Gareth, Congrats on reaching 200 shows. I’ve probably listened to about 195 of them and really enjoy it or wouldn’t come back. You guys are sometimes overly self-critical. Keep up the good work and hopefully you can find a way to generate revenue from it.

  2. nothing better than a manny lagos sighting. his ST. Paul blackhawk teams with sanneh and gerard lagos were dominate back in the day. my boy leo cullen tried to follow those goes when he transferred to SPA for his senior season only to miss a PK against his old high school (burnsville) at the dome.

    classic minnesota generation of players.

  3. Great show again, but I think you missed covering some of the MLS matches. Although, unlike previous weeks, I really didn’t mind that you had zero to say about San Jose this week.


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