Upper 90 Soccer Show – Leander Schaerlackens, Kyle McCarthy, PSG, DCU, MLS & Snack Food
This week on the Upper 90 Show, Robert Bode is joined — as always — by Brendan Darr, Justin McMahan and Austin Sanders to discuss the biggest topics in soccer.
The guys start off the show discussing the newest squad additions at Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), and if the French club is a true contender for the Champions League title after acquiring centre back Thiago Silva and striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic from AC Milan. D.C. area soccer fans will be able to see PSG this summer, when they face DC United at RFK Stadium on July 28th.
Next the guys interview Kyle McCarthy, who covers soccer for Goal.com, MLSSoccer.com and the Boston Herald. McCarthy discusses his latest Goal.com MLS power rankings, which sees DCU check in at number three this week, as well as other news and notes from MLS.
The MLS continues to be the main focus, as Brendan and Justin debate how DC United can avoid another embarrassing road defeat this weekend, after suffering a 4-0 loss in Houston last Sunday. The guys also take a look at the Western Conference, and debate whether the Galaxy are poised to make a move up the standings.
Next, the guys talk with Leander Schaerlackens. Schaelackens works at possibly 100 different outlets, and can be found on all over the internet — primarily ESPN.com, Goal.com and The Guardian. The guys have some fun trying to pronounce Leander’s last name, and then get serious by discussing Leander’s article on how the beautiful game is starting to lose some of its luster.
Finally, after much debate, the guys pick their three favorite snacks. It was a long, strange journey to get there, but it seems like they actually have a consensus on what they love best.
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PSG SIGNS IBRAHIMOVIC & THIAGO SILVA
DC UNITED AND MLS
SNACK FOOD DEBATE