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.
It was an interesting week in the world of soccer, and the Upper 90 Soccer Show covered just about everything. From Paris Saint-Germain making a huge waves in the European summer transfer market, Chelsea captain John Terry being cleared of racially abusing QPR’s Anton Ferdinand (brother of Manchester United’s Rio Ferdinand), plenty of transfer rumors and big news concerning DC United.
Two minority owners of the Philadelphia 76ers have purchased a stake in D.C. United of Major League Soccer.
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. 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.
Chris Pontius scored his team leading ninth-goal just before the half as D.C. United easily defeated Montreal 3-0 at RFK on Saturday night before a season-best 18,302. Robbie Russell added his first ever goal for the club before Hamdi Salihi finished things off late for the East leading club.
On this edition of the Upper 90 Soccer Show, the hosts Robert Bode, Austin Sanders, Justin McMahan and Brendan Darr review the Euro 2012 quarterfinals and give their preview of semifinals between Spain-Portugal and Germany-Italy.
DC United defender Brandon McDonald and Craig Stouffer, who covers DCU for the Washington Examiner, join the Upper 90 Soccer Show to discuss the season thus far and Sunday’s rivalry match against the New York Red Bulls.
D.C. United (9-4-3, 30 points) remained in first place in the Eastern Conference after Chris Pontius knocked in a Branko Boskovic free kick in the 78th minute for a 1-0 away win on Saturday night at PPL Park in Chester, Pa. It was United’s fourth straight win.
One of the greatest events in soccer is about to begin, as the UEFA European Championships begin Friday. This week on the Upper 90 Soccer Show, hosts Robert Bode and Justin McMahan break down each team from all four groups, plus Bode gives his own Euro Top 40 Players list.
D.C. United was forced to overtime for the second game in row in the U.S. Open Cup but came up short in a 2-1 loss to the Philadelphia Union on Tuesday night. Josh Wolff scored his tenth career Open Cup goal in the first half.