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This week on Inside LAFC, Max is joined by Calen Carr, who discusses the developing culture of MLS and what it was like to play alongside LAFC Co-President John Thorrington. They also talk about Calen's web series “The Movement” which has been telling the story of Black Players for Change.
Max Bretos is joined by Felipe Cardenas, staff writer for The Athletic. They discuss the journey of young South American Players in MLS & the issues with the name “El Tráfico”.
This week on Inside LAFC, Max Bretos is joined by Al Raitt, LAFC's Director of Matchday Presentation, & Pat Aviles, Director of Brand & Community, to discuss creating a stadium atmosphere without fans and building a virtual experience for supporters. Plus, the first preview for LAFC at Galaxy on Sunday.
This week Max is joined by LAFC Senior VP of Soccer Operations Will Kuntz to reflect on a day like no other in American sport. What went into the cancelling of the LAFC at Real Salt Lake game and how should our society change since the death of Jacob Blake?
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As LAFC and the Galaxy prepare to renew their rivalry on Saturday, Max decides to look at the matchup from both sides. Cobi Jones joins Max to discuss Los Angeles as a soccer town, where this rivalry is, and where it is headed.
Inside LAFC – Max is joined by Kevin Baxter of the LA Times to discuss covering games in the MLS is Back bubble, LAFC, & soccer in Los Angeles.
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In this episode of Inside LAFC, Max recaps the MLS Is Back Tournament with LAFC General Manager John Thorrington.
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In this episode of Inside LAFC, Max recaps the LAFC Round of 16 victory against the Seattle Sounders in the MLS Is Back Tournament, shows you where the Black & Gold were able to take advantage of the matchup, and how the signs were there for a big win for LAFC. Max also will preview the Quarterfinal game against Orlando City and explains how it could be tougher game than most might think. Joining the pod is Keith Costigan, broadcaster for Fox Sports and the Seattle Sounders. He gives his recap of the Round of 16 match, tells us what impressed him about LAFC, and gauges the Black & Gold's chances for the rest of the tournament. There will also be reflections on how MLS has fared with the bubble.
Hosted by LAFC defender Jordan Harvey and LAFC Chief Business Officer & EVP Larry Freedman, 'Shootin' The Shot' is the newest podcast in the Inside LAFC family. Harv & Larry are bringing you big guests and stories from deep inside the Club. Ever wanted to hear some of the untold stories from the locker room and the front office? This is the podcast for you.
Hosted by LAFC defender Jordan Harvey and LAFC Chief Business Officer & EVP Larry Freedman, 'Shootin' The Shot' is the newest podcast in the Inside LAFC family. Harv & Larry are bringing you big guests and stories from deep inside the Club. Ever wanted to hear some of the untold stories from the locker room and the front office? This is the podcast for you.
The same day the MLS is Back Tournament schedule is released, Max and Vince get a writer and reporter that's been breaking all kinds of stories surrounding the tournament on the podcast. The Athletic's Sam Stejskal joins the podcast for the first time. As already mentioned, Sam has been all over the return of MLS. He's been ahead of too many stories to count these past few months. Max and Vince dive right into the schedule with Sam. What was the first game he looked for when he got his hands on it - hint, it's the biggest rivalry in MLS in less than three years since the first match. The guys also get Sam's take on the safety protocols and the rising cases of COVID-19 in Florida just as teams are about to embark and enter the "bubble" there. And we put Sam on the spot, asking him for a winner, a dark horse candidate, and who he thinks will win the tournament's Golden Boot. After chatting with Sam, Max and Vince do a little schedule breakdown of their own. Did things come together favorably for LAFC? You'll have to listen to find out what the guys think and they also share some of the things LAFC has planned to keep fans informed as the tournament kicks off.
Now, let's talk some football. In Part 1, Bob Bradley and Jesse Marsch talked about building a team, ideas, and some of the intangibles. Part 2 is all about the football on the pitch. Bob and Jesse delve into the finer details of LAFC and Red Bull Salzburg's approach to pressing and counterpressing. How do teams work against the ball to create opportunities in the attack? What are some of the concepts and language the two coaches use with their players when trying to express their philosophy? How can a team balance being dynamic and quick with being disciplined positionally? Both coaches go into their thinking on the topics and how they've evolved over time from experiences they shared at the Chicago Fire, the US Men's National Team, and all the way back to Princeton University.
On Friday, LAFC will recognize Juneteenth as a holiday throughout the Club. For those unfamiliar with Juneteenth, it refers to June 19, 1865, the day of the official end to slavery in the United States. It is a day that is recognized as a holiday in some form or another by 47 of our 50 states. But even on its 155th anniversary, Juneteenth is not a nationally recognized holiday. LAFC has taken up an initiative to change that. LAFC VP of Creative & Branded Content Marcus McDougald joins Max and Vince to speak about the petition to recognize Juneteenth as a federal holiday. Growing up, Marcus split his time between California and North Carolina. He shares with Max and Vince what it was like growing up Black in both areas of the country and how racism isn't contained in any one area of the US. Max and Vince learn more about Juneteenth's history and Marcus tells us what the day being recognized means to the Black community. Before Marcus joins the podcast, Max and Vince talk a little bit about new LAFC signing Andy Najar and what he brings to the Club. They also have a conversation about what they've liked about the returning leagues in Europe and how MLS might improve on those leagues with the MLS is Back Tournament. If you're interested in learning more about Juneteenth and signing the petition, please visit www.change.org/LAFCJuneteenth.
How do you build a great team? Where do the ideas come from and how is trust built between coach and players? These are two questions every coach in every professional sport has to ask when starting a new job. Bob Bradley welcomed Red Bull Salzburg head coach Jesse Marsch to the show and the two discussed their thoughts on building a team from the ground up in Part 1. Jesse recently became the first American coach to win a major trophy in Europe when his RB Salzburg team lifted the Austrian Cup. Having played for Bob then working as an assistant during the 2010 World Cup, Jesse has a wealth of experience both working under Bradley and working with his own teams, having had success with the New York Red Bulls before moving to Europe. Bob and Jesse talk about some of the shared stories they have that inform the way they approach a team and its mentality and also share some of the ways they differ in their personalities.
Last week, Max and Vince made the decision to not record a podcast. It was a decision made with the Club to allow the important voices in that moment more space for the messages that really matter. This week, Max and Vince return with an important conversation with guest Will Kuntz. You know Will as the LAFC VP & Asst. GM. For Max and Vince, he's been a friend and colleague and someone they can always trust to speak openly and honestly. Will agreed to join the guys to share his experience as a Black man in sports. Will played NCAA basketball before moving on to work with the New York Yankees, followed by the MLS league offices, and now at his current position with LAFC. In our conversation, Will shares the issues he's experienced and seen in his many roles. Will speaks about inclusion and representation and why it matters on the pitch but also in the front office. It's a real conversation, asking real questions about what we can do better and that includes LAFC. It's a conversation we hope people will continue to have as we look forward and carry the momentum in this pivotal time. Afterward, Will shares a few thoughts on the MLS is Back Tournament and what he's keeping an eye on as the league returns to play. In the second segment, Max and Vince share their thoughts on the tournament and the draw with LAFC set for a group with rivals Portland and the Galaxy. As always, we hope you'll subscribe, rate, and review if you haven't already.
A lot of news in world football coming out this week. Max and Vince start the podcast by taking you through all the latest. It looks like La Liga, NWSL, Serie A, and the Premier League all have return dates confirmed. The guys give their thoughts on football returning around Europe and they share the latest news out of MLS. Teams are now cleared for small group training. What does that mean? Max and Vince explain the details. Then it's on to our special guest. Max and Vince welcome Bradley Wright-Phillips to the show. BWP joined LAFC in preseason but has already made a big impression. The guys get BWP's thoughts on the return to training. Has it been weird? Yes. Is BWP more excited than ever? Yes! The guys also chat about the Premier League coming back, what playing without fans is like, and do Liverpool deserve an asterisk with their presumptive title? It's all here and more in the latest episode. Subscribe today to get access to all the Inside LAFC podcasts including Shootin' The Shot and Between Two Coaches.
Another first for Shootin' The Shot, Larry and Harv have their first World Cup winner on the podcast. U.S. Soccer legend and LAFC owner Mia Hamm joins the show. Mia is a two-time winner of the World Cup, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, and four-time NCAA champion. She joins the show to talk about her early years moving around the globe and learning about football, the excitement and nerves of taking a penalty in a World Cup final shootout, how she got involved with LAFC, and she plays a round of 'Start, Bench, Cut' by choosing her favorite trophies.
Were you up early Saturday morning to welcome the return of football and the Bundesliga? Max and Vince were and they're here to talk about it. We've got a great guest this week to break down all the action in Germany. FOX Sports Bundesliga studio host and analyst, former player, and current member of the NYCFC broadcast team Ian Joy joins the show to cover the weekend from start to finish. We ask Ian what he thinks of Germany returning this weekend, how the players are staying focused, and who stood out to him from this weekend's action. Is there a title race still on tap in Germany? Ian will tell us all about it and we'll talk about the Americans that were in action in the Bundesliga. We've also got all the LAFC news for you including Governor Gavin Newsom's recent proclamation regarding the return of professional sports in California.
You might not know Jon Weinbach by name but you've definitely seen his work. Jon's a producer, writer, host, director. His most recent project? Oh, just "The Last Dance." But you also probably saw his work as the driving force behind the docu-series from LAFC's inaugural season "We Are LAFC." Jon is an LAFC season ticket member and takes us behind the scenes of what it was like to make a documentary of your favorite team. The guys also get into Jon's start in the entertainment industry. And, of course, the guys go deep with John on what it was like to work with Michael Jordan on "The Last Dance," how the documentary came together, and why there were cameras with the 1998 Chicago Bulls team in the first place. Plus, as a bonus, the sad Galaxy man story. Be sure to listen, rate, and subscribe!
A rivalry you could only imagine... literally. In just six meetings, the derby between LAFC and the Galaxy has captured attention around the world. Two years on from the first time these two teams met in Carson, the rivalry has quickly shot up the MLS rankings as the most unpredictable, electric, and passionate matchup in the league's 25-year history. Saturday was set to be the first meeting of these two clubs in 2020. Our first chance to see Carlos Vela versus Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez. A return to the pitch the Galaxy were ousted 5-3 in the 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs. As a result of the COVID-19 crisis, instead of being shoulder to shoulder in the stands or glued to our TVs at noon on May 16, we'll be missing the rivalry. But thanks to LAFC Radio Voice Dave Denholm and his producer Mario Ruiz, the first-ever faux derby in world football history is on tap in its place. Faux Trafico comes to you straight from the mind of Denholm in a full 90-minute broadcast complete with all the sounds of the 3252 and Banc of California Stadium. The unprecedented match call takes you from player walkouts, through halftime, and all the way to the final whistle. So, sit back and enjoy the greatest rivalry in North America wherever you are and however you may be listening.
It's an episode packed with special guests. This week, Max and Vince welcome Gab Marcotti to the show in the first segment followed by LAFC Radio Voice Dave Denholm and producer Mario Ruiz to talk about an unprecedented event in world football. First up, it's author, journalist, and TV personality Gab Marcotti. Gab joins us from ESPNFC and Il Corriere dello Sport to talk about the return of football in Europe. Are we close to coming back? Gab tells us what's going on in London, why Germany is a special case, and he helps us settle a debate about Argentine footballers and the best players that maybe weren't in the best shape. Following Gab, the guys turn their attention to a first of its kind event hosted by LAFC this Saturday. It's a masterpiece from LAFC's radio voice Dave Denholm and ESPNLA 710 producer Mario Ruiz, it's the "Faux Trafico" - a derby between LAFC and the Galaxy called all from the mind of Dave and put together beautifully by Mario. This Faux Clasico is a full 90 minutes and will air (YouTube, Twitch, LAFC.com) when LAFC would have faced the Galaxy at the Banc on May 16. Dave and Mario take us behind the scenes of the match and how they made it seem like it was happening live with prematch lineups, a halftime break, chants from the 3252, and more. You'll want to check this out either before you listen to the match because you'll be blown away at the unbelievable attention to detail.
We hate to break it to Jordan and Larry but this week, they're battling out for the second-best looking member of the podcast. That's because the start of television, the big screen, and Broadway Jaime Camil joined the guys. Jaime is fresh off the debut of his #1 rated new comedy 'Broke' on CBS. Jaime is a regular at Banc of California Stadium and bleeds Black & Gold. Since his first time watching LAFC, he's been hooked, saying he hasn't missed a home match since. Jordan and Larry talk about Jaime's love of LAFC, how it started, and why the passion for the Black & Gold runs so hot. They talk about Jaime being the first Latino star of a half-hour comedy on CBS since the legendary Desi Arnaz and what Jaime likes best voice acting, Broadway, or TV/movie acting. The guys also talk about Jordan's big cameo on 'Broke' and if he might have a future in action after soccer. Then it's back to the Banc to talk about Jaime's favorite moments watching the Black & Gold.
From one MVP to another. This week, two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash is on the show. Steve played 18 seasons in the NBA including time with the Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks, and Los Angeles Lakers. And while you know him as one of the greatest point guards of all-time, Steve grew up dreaming of playing professional soccer. Jordan and Larry go over Steve's soccer past and present (he currently is a co-owner of the Vancouver Whitecaps and La Liga's RCD Mallorca). They do a deep dive into Steve's playing career. Steve shares stories of playing against Michael Jordan, what it was like to be Shaq's teammate, and more. Never miss an episode, don't forget to subscribe.
We've got all the football news and info you need in this episode. Max and Vince welcomed the The Athletic's national soccer reporter Paul Tenorio to the podcast. Paul has been covering MLS for years and now he's the go to source at The Athletic. He was kind enough to spend half an hour with us and in that time we covered everything from how MLS might restart its season (if there's a season at all) to what now for MLS academies to what to expect from the summer transfer window. Is MLS really in a stronger position than most clubs around the world? Let Paul tell you what he's found out from the people he's talking to. Max and Vince also share their favorite memories from the two-year anniversary of Banc of California Stadium and LAFC's first home match and we've got an update on the Black & Gold's efforts to help those affected by COVID-19.
This is a special podcast in the Between Two Coaches series. It features Bob Bradley and Ballon d'Or winner Hristo Stoichkov. It's between two coaches but it's really a Chicago Fire reunion as Ante Razov and Mike Sorber catch up with Bob and Hristo to talk about the 2000 Fire team that won the US Open Cup. Joining them is Max Bretos and Nico Cantor of TUDN to help moderate and translate. The topics range from football ideas to old stories between teammates to talk of Barcelona and Johan Cruyff. If you're a fan of football in the US and around the world, you won't want to miss this conversation.
Max and Vince are coming to you again with all the LAFC news and information you need. The podcast welcomes a very special guest from the LA County Board of Supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas. Before the interview with their guest, Max and Vince talk about some of the ways LAFC is helping during the COVID-19 crisis and how you can help or get help as part of the new Black & Gold Community Fund. Vince shares his talks with the LAFC Foundation and 3252 leadership after they made a major donation of masks and money to help frontline workers at LAUSD grab-and-go sites. Mark Ridley-Thomas joins the pod to talk about the work his office is doing around the city, what it's been like having LAFC as a partner in helping the local community, and what needs to happen for us to be able to return to matches at Banc of California Stadium. After the Supervisor's interview, Max and Vince return to talk about conversations they had with Bob Bradley and John Thorrington this week on the state of the team.
Where do you go from having Will Ferrell as your first guest in your debut podcast? For the Shootin’ The Shot podcast, there’s only one guest that can top will. Jordan and Larry welcomed LAFC captain, MLS Golden Boot winner, and reigning MVP Carlos Vela as a special guest in Episode 2. The guys talk with Carlos for over an hour and topics range from family to travel to, of course, football. But right off the top, Carlos has a huge announcement for the guys. We found out just a little bit ago that Carlos and his wife were expecting their second child. Jordan and Larry congratulate Carlos and ask if he wants to have a boy or a girl. After teasing the guys a bit, Carlos lets it out. You’ll have to listen to the podcast to find out if it’s a boy or a girl. Then it’s on to a variety of topics. The guys talk about staying fit in quarantine, what they thought of “The Last Dance” and Michael Jordan, and Carlos talks about his time in Europe – you won’t want to miss “Start, Bench, Cut” featuring cities Carlos played in. And they wrap it all up with a song. Again, you’ll have to listen to find out. Podcast Rundown: 3:20 - Gender Reveal 6:02 - Staying Fit In Quarantine 12:00 - Michael Jordan & Last Dance 18:17 - U17 World Cup & Going To Europe 21:02 – Cesc Fabregas Mentoring Carlos In London 25:20 - Decision To Come To LA 30:40 - ’Start, Bench, Cut’ Places Carlos Has Played 35:30 - Favorite LAFC Goal 42:47 - Stolen Boots 48:12 - Playing CCL In Mexico 56:58 - What It’s Like To Play In Front Of The 3252 1:03:29 - Jordan & Carlos Sing
It's our great pleasure to be with everyone again and bring you the latest LAFC news, as well as an amazing guest. This week on the Max + Vince Podcast, Fox Sports lead soccer play-by-play announcer John Strong joins us. John is at the forefront of American voices calling football matches and he's one of the nicest people in the business, not to mention he tells great stories. Before John comes on, Max and Vince share the latest MLS news including some info on ticketing. Then the guys decide to reminisce a bit with their most influential matches in LAFC history. We've both got out Top 5 and different reasons for each of the matches we included. Maybe you've got a lot of the same or a totally different list? Let us know! After that, we welcome John Strong on the show. He talks about a little bit about his start as a football announcer and gives advice to people looking to get into the business. We ask John to give his impressions of LAFC having called numerous big matches for the Club including the León home match. And finally, we put John on the spot and ask his Top 3 LAFC matches.
Another bonus podcast for this week. It's a coaches-themed episode featuring LAFC head coach Bob Bradley and Vancouver Whitecaps head coach Marc Dos Santos. Last weekend would have been LAFC vs Vancouver, so the two coaches got together to chat about what makes the perfect team and perfect coach, what their time was like working together in LAFC's inaugural season, and what they've been doing to stay shape while matches are on hold.
Welcome the newest podcast to the "Inside LAFC" family. Shootin' the Shot hosted by LAFC defender Jordan Harvey and LAFC CBO & EVP Larry Freedman. Coming out the gate hot, the guys have a huge guest that needs no introduction. Will Ferrell, LAFC co-owner and SNL legend, joins the podcast as the first guest ever. Jordan and Larry go over a variety of topics with Will, including how he joined the LAFC ownership group, his favorite memories at LAFC matches, they play a game of "Start, Bench, Cut" with Will's famous movie characters, and the guys wrap things up with an all-star rendition of a song.
All week, MLS has been celebrating its 25th anniversary. And even though we're just in Season 3, Max & Vince had to have their say. Vince starts the episode by interviewing Max for once. We hear Max's memories from the early days of MLS broadcasts with Fox Soccer and what he remembers most about the league early on. Vince shares some of his memories and where he thinks MLS has succeeded in its quarter of a century in existence. Then it's time for our big guest. Max & Vince welcome the radio Voice of LAFC Dave Denholm from ESPNLA 710. Like all of you, we've missed Dave's LAFC goal calls and when it comes to historians of MLS, there's no one better than Dave. He shares his early stories cover MLS and his first MLS match. After that, it's story after story of MLS in the old days with Dave and Max. We've come a long way since those early days but the guys are all so happy they were a part of something special.
Max & Vince are back with another MVP podcast this week. The guys start with an update on the situation around MLS in regards to COVID-19. Teams and players are still self-isolating and staying safe at home. Max & Vince talk about what might happen if the season restarts in June/July. The guys are also sharing LAFC Connect with everyone. Head to LAFC.com to sync your calendar with all the content the Club is putting out each day. That includes live events, match replays, podcasts, and more. Then it's time for our special guest. Former LAFC midfielder Benny Feilhaber joins the guys from his home in KC. Benny tells us about life after MLS. We ask about BSI: The Podcast with Benny, Sal Zizzo, and Ike Opara (if you haven't yet, check it out and subscribe!). And Benny tells us a few stories from his time with LAFC including what makes Carlos Vela the best Designated Player in MLS history.
We're trying something new. To accompany our re-airing of classic LAFC matches, Max & Vince are doing LAFC Replay. Here's how it works. We're going to rewatch an LAFC in 30' match from a previous season. You can sync up the match on LAFC.com and listen to Max & Vince's commentary or just listen along as they breakdown the action. This week's LAFC Replay is LAFC's 2-0 win over FC Cincinnati from 4/13/19. Mark-Anthony Kaye and Carlos Vela scored the goals, while LAFC's defense kept its third cleansheet in a row. Max & Vince share some memories, breakdown the bigger plays, and talk about how this match played in the grand scheme of things for LAFC's 2019 Supporters' Shield campaign. We'll be back next week with another LAFC in 30' and another LAFC Replay to go with it.
Like the rest of Los Angeles, Max and Vince are staying safe at home but they're still thinking about the LAFC community. We've got another packed podcast. The guys start by talking about the latest news around MLS. The league has mandated teams refrain from training for another week. With that in mind, Vince spoke with LAFC Head Performance Coach Daniel Guzman about the effects of the layoff on the LAFC players and he shares what the team is doing to stay sharp. Max and. Vince talk about how the time away might affect teams when the season resumes and Max talks about his conversation with Mark-Anthony Kaye on Instagram Live. After the news, it's on to the "Digital Derby" between LAFC and the Galaxy on Sunday. Max and Vince welcome LAFC's RemiMartinn to the show to talk about eMLS and Sunday's charity match to raise awareness and money as the world continues battling the novel COVID-19 coronavirus. Max is on the call for Remi's matches against the Galaxy's GGGodfather and it will all be streamed live on Twitch. Proceeds from the event are going to the LAFC Foundation and Galaxy Foundation. In addition to the match, we learn a little bit more about how RemiMartinn got involved in eMLS and with LAFC and how gamers are changing people's perceptions of video games.
The Max + Vince Podcast returns for the first time since the suspension of the MLS season. Max & Vince are coming to you via Skype and have a podcast with lots of information to help during this uncertain time. The guys start by telling you why they've been silent for a bit and why it was the right call for LAFC to set the tone by sharing important news and updates from local and state governments. We recommend bookmarking the COVID-19 page on LAFC.com to stay up to date. From there the guys talk a little bit about the news coming from MLS regarding training and how soon we might see matches again. Vince had a chat with Bob Bradley this morning. He shares what the LAFC head coach told him and Bradley's message to players and fans alike. And finally, the guys let you in on some of the plans going forward. The podcast will be coming at you more often and from a variety of platforms. So stay tuned as we are all in this together and together we can find ways to stay connected through LAFC and our love of Los Angeles.
A big two weeks ahead for LAFC. The Concacaf Champions League is back! LAFC take on Liga MX giants Cruz Azul on Thursday at Banc of California Stadium. Max and Vince do a full preview of the match. The guys talk Cruz Azul's history and why they've been known for coming up just short as of late. Then we've got the scouting report on which players to watch and who might be out for the visit to LA. After the preview of the match, the guys welcome a special guest. LAFC midfielder Bryce Duke joins the show for the first time. Bryce just made his MLS debut and got another good run against Philadelphia. The guys ask what made him want to be at LAFC and how has he enjoyed life on and off the pitch. We also get a great story of how Bryce started playing soccer and almost quit after age 3. You won't want to miss it. Listen and subscribe!
Another chapter in LAFC history was written this past week. The Black & Gold earned a historic result, overturning a two-goal deficit against Liga MX's Club León with a dominant 3-0 win to progress to the Concacaf Champions League quarterfinals. Max and Vince were at the match and they give a breakdown of all the sights and sounds from the evening. It was easily the most electric and loudest the guys have ever seen Banc of California Stadium and the 3252. The winning didn't stop there, LAFC was back at it on Sunday to open the 2020 MLS season with a 1-0 victory over newcomers Inter Miami CF. It was a big test of LAFC's mentality and resolve after a quick turnaround. Carlos Vela scored a world-class winner and the entire squad chipped in to gut out the result. We've got takes from the Inter Miami victory, how important it was in the grand scheme of things, and we look ahead to LAFC's next opponents: Cruz Azul and Philadelphia Union.
LAFC is back. MLS is back. And we're back at the Banc for both. It's a busy week for the Black & Gold. First up, the second leg of the Concacaf Champions League clash with León. Max and Vince preview the match. What can LAFC do in the second leg to overturn the two-goal deficit? The guys have a couple of thoughts and talk about the biggest differences from the first leg to the second. After that, there's no time to waste because the MLS season kicks off on Sunday. LAFC welcome expansion side Inter Miami CF. David Beckham's team made a splash with the signing of Mexico international Rodolfo Pizarro. The guys weren't too sure on Miami a couple of weeks ago but they like the way the team is taking shape. And speaking of big signings, the West is stacked this year. The guys do a quick preview of who they think got better and Max gives his playoff predictions ahead of the new season.
A historic night in León. LAFC took part in its first Concacaf Champions League in Club history. Max and Vince have a break down of the entire trip. From Max's travel from Tijuana to Guanajuato to hanging with all the LAFC Supporters around León, they paint the picture of the first LAFC away days in an international competition. After setting the scene, the guys get into the details of the Max. What went right and what went wrong and how LAFC turns this result into an experience they can use for the return leg on Thursday at Banc of California Stadium.
Bye bye, preseason. It's full speed ahead to Léon. Max and Vince are here to wrap up the end of the preseason and bring you the only preview you need of LAFC's trip to Mexico. But first, we start with the biggest news of the week. Max and Vince talk about the trade of Walker Zimmerman to Nashville SC for a record amount of allocation money. After a break down of the final preseason match, which included a goal from an LAFC Academy player, Max speaks with Liga MX and Mexican National Team expert for ESPNFC Tom Marshall. Tom previews the upcoming match from Léon's perspective and tells the traveling LAFC fans what to expect in Guanajuato. The guys wrap things up by doing a preview of the own and Max gives his LAFC-Léon prediction. Subscribe and share!
The preseason keeps moving along. Max and Vince have you covered on everything going on with the Black & Gold. The guys start the show with a breakdown of the NYCFC preseason match. It was played behind closed doors but the guys were able to watch and detail what they thought of the 3-1 win. There's a bunch of news to get to after that. Walker Zimmerman is back from national team duty. José Cifuentes has arrived for his first days with LAFC. And there's some bad news on the injury report. Finally, the guys plug a live reaction show they're doing on Twitter after the FC Dallas friendly on 2/6. Follow @MaxBretosSports and @LAFCVince. You won't want to miss it. And LAFC released its home kit for 2020. The guys have reactions and tell you where to be to get the kit this week in LA.
We've got a match to discuss. LAFC played in its first preseason match of 2020. The 2-0 victory over Peñarol resulted in plenty to talk about. Max and Vince start with the incredible tailgate on the South Lawn of the Natural History Museum with LAFC and Peñarol supporters. The guys talk about what they saw in the match, including LAFC debuts for five LAFC Academy players. Also making a debut in the friendly was new goalkeeper signing Kenneth Vermeer. The former Ajax and Feyenoord keeper joins the podcast for the first time. He talks about his impressions of Banc of California Stadium and the 3252, what he loves about LAFC's football, and how his first few weeks in LA are going. The first competitive match is weeks away but there is still a lot to talk about. Make sure you subscribe and never miss an episode.
Max and Vince are back to start 2020 with a very special guest. Adama Diomande joins the guys in the second half of the podcast. They start off with the tough question on the tip of everyone's tongue: Will it be Dio or Diomande on the back of his jersey in 2020? But before Dio joins the guys, there's a lot to talk about since the holiday break. Max and Vince talk about the start of preseason camp. There's a competitive vibe on the pitch and the guys do their best to paint the picture. Then it's time to talk about the South American pipeline to LAFC as of late. Max and Vince give their thoughts on new signing José Cifuentes and LAFC's 7 South American players under the age of 22.
Last podcast of 2019! Max and Vince are back on the podcast with instant analysis of the 2020 MLS Schedule. But before we get to that, we've got a player signing to go over. The new member of the Black & Gold is Francisco Ginella from Montevideo Wanderers and the Uruguay U23 squad. The guys break down the move and give a scouting report. Then its a bit of Concacaf Champions League talk as the guys give their take on the Club León clash. And finally, it's what you've all been waiting for. The 2020 MLS Schedule has been released. Max and Vince go through the schedule and pick out some highlights, great #LAFCAwayDays, and some of the tougher months ahead for LAFC.
Big announcement today from LAFC and MLS. The Black & Gold's home opener is confirmed. LAFC will host expansion side Inter Miami CF on March 1. Max and Vince give instant takes and talk about the early storylines ahead of the opener. Then the guys get you ready for Monday's Concacaf Champions League draw with a full mock draw. Max and Vince compile their bracket and break down the possible path to the trophy for LAFC and MLS.
The MLS offseason is in full swing. Max and Vince catch up on some of the news since the last podcast including MLS Cup, 2019 Expansion Draft, and more. The guys talk about the loss of Lee Nguyen and what it means to LAFC. Max shares his visit with Lee before he headed off to Miami. Then the guys talk about some of the other player movement around the league before getting to the segment you're all waiting for: the mailbag. You sent the guys questions using #AskLAFC on Twitter and the guys didn't disappoint. Max and Vince gave their thoughts on adding depth to the squad, what moves LAFC might make in the offseason, and some holiday tips. Have a listen as you enjoy your Thanksgiving holiday wherever you may be.
The offseason arrived too soon. But despite the disappointment, Max & Vince are here to get you through it with great LAFC content. This week, we've got a really special episode. LAFC EVP & GM John Thorrington sat down for a "State of the Club" interview. John looks back on the season, shares some of his favorite moments, talks about strengthening the team for next season, and LAFC's first foray into the Concacaf Champions Leauge. It's a wide-ranging interview and John is very open and straightforward about the direction of the Club. It's a must-listen for Black & Gold fans. After that, Max & Vince give their takes on some of the things said during the State of the Club, most notably the upcoming MLS Expansion Draft and a look at the CCL. And finally, with heavy hearts, the guys give their MLS Cup picks.