The Designated Players | An MLS Podcast

The Designated Players | An MLS Podcast

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June 19, 2024 20 mins

In this episode of the Designated Players Podcast, we continue our series where we retell the stories of MLS history. We've gone through all the team's subreddits and asked for different stories they remember about their teams, and we've got a list of almost all of them. We are going to do our research and then come together to retell everyone about those stories and give them the spotlight they deserve. This week we...

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In this episode of the Designated Players Podcast, we're breaking down the recent USMNT friendlies against Colombia and Brazil, as well as previewing the US's group stage in Copa America. Some have been panicking based on the recent results and we break down the games to see if the anger and panic is justified. We also talk a bit about Gregg's tactics and whether he has the ability to take the US team deep into tourn...

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In this episode of the Designated Players Podcast, we're talking about the hottest topics in MLS in recent news with continued talk of big names making moves in and out of the league. We start things off with the rumor of Marco Reus to the LA Galaxy, as well as the discovery fee that was paid to Charlotte FC. Is the discovery rule hurting MLS? Next we talk about expansion side San Diego FC's first marquee signing, that of...

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In this episode of the Designated Players Podcast, we're talking about the hottest topics in MLS in recent news with more big names making moves in and out of the league, as well as some coaches out after slow starts to the season. We start things off though recapping the CONCACAF Champions League final where Columbus lost to Pachuca. Is MLS still behind Liga MX or was there another reason for the loss? Next we stay in Columbu...

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In this episode of the Designated Players Podcast, we continue our series where we retell the stories of MLS history. We've gone through all the team's subreddits and asked for different stories they remember about their teams, and we've got a list of almost all of them. We are going to do our research and then come together to retell everyone about those stories and give them the spotlight they deserve. This week we...

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May 28, 2024 65 mins

In this episode of the Designated Players Podcast, we're breaking down the recent USMNT roster release for the upcoming friendlies against Colombia and Brazil. We talk about who are some surprise additions, who was snubbed, and what we want to see from the upcoming friendlies. We also talk about some of the outrage that has sparked on Twitter over a few MLS related guys on the roster and whether the anger is justified or if th...

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In this episode of the Designated Players Podcast, we're talking about the hottest topics in MLS in recent news with a focus on coaches this episode. We start things off with a look into newly announced head coach of the Canada men's national team, Jesse Marsch. What does Canada look like with Marsch in charge? Next we talk about Nashville SC moving on from Gary Smith at head coach. Was this the right decision, and who is...

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In this episode of the Designated Players Podcast, we're talking about the hottest topics in MLS in recent news with things kicking off with an unhappy Messi at a new MLS rule that impacted him in his recent game, as well as Suarez furious with a referee after he was carded for leaving the field too slowly. This is followed by a dive into the madness that was Toronto FC and NYCFC fight and allegations. Let us know what you thi...

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In this episode of the Designated Players Podcast, we continue our series where we retell the stories of MLS history. We've gone through all the team's subreddits and asked for different stories they remember about their teams, and we've got a list of almost all of them. We are going to do our research and then come together to retell everyone about those stories and give them the spotlight they deserve. This week we...

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In this episode of the Designated Players Podcast, we're talking about the hottest topics in MLS in recent news with lots of big names potentially coming over to MLS in this summer transfer window, followed by Charlotte moving on from Copetti, and lastly talking the recent round of the US Open Cup. The Athletic, specifically Tommy Scoops has released an article covering a bunch of players who could be making moves to MLS soon ...

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In this episode of the Designated Players Podcast, we're trying out a new series where we make tierlists! What better way to start this off than with making a tierlist ranking all teams by their designated player history. There have been some incredibly legendary and impactful designated players in MLS history and some that never even played a minute as a designated player. If you are interested in seeing the tierlist as it is...

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In this episode of the Designated Players Podcast, we're talking about the hottest topics in MLS in recent news with the Premier League possibly adopting a salary cap, and lastly covering the mayor of Indianapolis stating his intentions for the city to gain an MLS team. We start with our friends across the pond potentially getting a taste of the good ole salary cap and how this will impact the Premier League. Is there any pote...

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In this episode of the Designated Players Podcast, we continue our series where we retell the stories of MLS history. We've gone through all the team's subreddits and asked for different stories they remember about their teams, and we've got a list of almost all of them. We are going to do our research and then come together to retell everyone about those stories and give them the spotlight they deserve. This week we...

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In this episode of the Designated Players Podcast, we're talking about the hottest topics in MLS in recent news with the proposed "icon rule", San Diego FC implementing a school as part of their academy, and European teams being allowed to play games in the US. We start off with MLS looking to implement another roster rule in the icon rule, allowing teams to take less of a cap hit for signing players 33 and older. Is...

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In this episode of the Designated Players Podcast, we continue our series where we retell the stories of MLS history. We've gone through all the team's subreddits and asked for different stories they remember about their teams, and we've got a list of almost all of them. We are going to do our research and then come together to retell everyone about those stories and give them the spotlight they deserve. This week we...

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In this episode of the Designated Players Podcast, we're talking about the hottest topics in MLS in recent news with the new roster rule changes to be implemented in summer 2024, Emanuel Reynoso disappearing from Minnesota AGAIN, and MLS nearly being fully knocked out of CCC already. We start with the the big one, new roster rules dropped for summer 2024 and we go over what the new changes are, and whether or not it is a good ...

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In this episode of the Designated Players Podcast, we're talking about the hottest topics in MLS in recent news with the Cucho suspension, renderings of NE's potential new soccer specific stadium, and lastly covering recent comments made about MLS Next Pro and their performance in US Open Cup. We start with the suspension of Cucho, specifically the lack of transparency when it came to the reason for it. Next we talk about...

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In this episode of the Designated Players Podcast, we continue our series where we retell the stories of MLS history. We've gone through all the team's subreddits and asked for different stories they remember about their teams, and we've got a list of almost all of them. We are going to do our research and then come together to retell everyone about those stories and give them the spotlight they deserve. This week we...

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In this episode of the Designated Players Podcast, we continue our series covering all things top 10. This is going to be a controversial one! As previous listeners will know, there is nothing we like more than yelling at each other and being yelled at by you, so what better way to entice that then by rating top 10s. This week, we will be giving our picks for the top 10 strikers in MLS history, from all time leading scorer Chris Wo...

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In this episode of the Designated Players Podcast, we're talking about the hottest topics in MLS in recent news with the rumored signing of Olivier Giroud, the confirmed signing of Jonathan Cabecita Rodriguez, and lastly covering the potential downfall of the Saudi Pro League. We start with the confirmed signing of Cabecita by Portland, and what Portland's new ceiling is. Next we talk about the rumor of Giroud to LAFC and...

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