This week on the Upper 90 Soccer Show, Robert Bode is joined by Brendan Darr, Justin McMahan and Austin Sanders, as always, and of course the main topic of discussion was Spain claiming their another European Championship, their third consecutive major tournament title.
The show starts off with a recap of Euro 2012 and Spain’s dominance in the final over Italy. Despite their dominance, the discussion centers on a very hot topic; is Spain playing a boring game or do they have the possession game perfected? After discussing La Furia Roja, the guys get into a heated debate on just which 23 players to picks for their “Team of the Tournament,” followed by a each host selection their best XI.
Next on the show, now that the Euros are over, the guys ring-in the unofficial start of the 2012-13 season. Tottenham, the last of the big teams in any league to hire a coach, hired Andre Villas-Boas. Brendan and Bode break down how their current roster will fit into AVB’s 4-3-3 formation. After Tottenham hour concluded, much to Austin’s pleasure, the guys discuss some of the other big moves in the transfer market, including PSG (who faces DC United on July 28 at RFK), making their first (of many) big signings of the summer in Ezequiel Lavezzi.
After that, Bode discusses his weekly soccer game, which was finally attended by co-host Austin and regular P1 Adam “Noodles, All-Good” Gracia III Esquire, and Noodles
breaks down makes excuses for his performance. Plus, Brendan, Justin and Austin break down the MLS, and ask whether DC United is being underrated by members of the national media?
This is the Upper 90 Soccer Show, remember make sure all your goals end up in the Upper 90… oh, and don’t go to Chinese buffets in Lanham (at least not without your ankle bracelets on). Follow the show on Twitter – @Upper90Show
SPAIN DOMINATES EUROS, BUT ARE THEY BORING?
THE EURO 23-MAN TEAM OF THE TOURNAMENT
BEST STARTING XI AT EURO 12
TOTTENHAM HIRES ANDRE VILLAS-BOAS AS NEW MANAGER
UNOFFICIAL START OF EUROPE’S 2012-13 SEASON
SUNDAY SOCCER RECAP FROM AUSTIN & NOODLES
DC UNITED ALL-STAR SNUBS AND MLS MIDSEASON AWARDS