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Author: Andrew Barnikel, Adam Tamburello, Connor Wright

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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're talking about David Beckham's first game in MLS which was a 9 goal thriller vs RBNY, followed by Ricardo Clark's stomp on Carlos Ruiz when the Texas Derby kicked off in September 2007.#adRecorded on: 4/13/2024  Let us know your thoughts and if we got it right or right!  Send any emails with questions or comments to: thedppod@gmail.comFollow the Pod on Social Media! Website: https://thedppod.buzzsprout.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDPPod1Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/designated_players_podcast_/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDPPodTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@thedppodSupport the show
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 move for the league. Next we talk about Minnesota's starboy Emanuel Reynoso disappearing off to Argentina again without the team knowing, meaning he missed games again in the season. Is it time to move on from him? Lastly, we wrap things up with MLS' continued poor performance in CCC and if their poor performance is holding the league back from being more successful.#adRecorded on: 4/13/2024 Let us know your thoughts and if we got it right or right! Send any emails with questions or comments to: thedppod@gmail.comFollow the Pod on Social Media! Website: https://thedppod.buzzsprout.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDPPod1Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/designated_players_podcast_/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDPPodTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@thedppodSupport the show
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 the rumor of a potential new soccer specific stadium for the NE revolution. Lastly, we talk about recent comments claiming that MLS Next Pro is trying to kill lower league soccer, specifically USL, followed by comments about MLS Next Pros recent performances, or lack thereof, in the US Open Cup. Few topics here, some fairly controversial for people, so let us know what you think!Recorded on: 4/8/2024  Let us know your thoughts and if we got it right or right!  Send any emails with questions or comments to: thedppod@gmail.comFollow the Pod on Social Media! Website: https://thedppod.buzzsprout.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDPPod1Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/designated_players_podcast_/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDPPodTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@thedppodSupport the show
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're talking about Club America legend Cuauhtémoc Blanco joining the Chicago Fire, followed by the early days rivalry between the Pachuca and the Houston Dynamo.Recorded on: 3/29/2024  Let us know your thoughts and if we got it right or right!  Send any emails with questions or comments to: thedppod@gmail.comFollow the Pod on Social Media! Website: https://thedppod.buzzsprout.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDPPod1Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/designated_players_podcast_/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDPPodTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@thedppodSupport the show
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 Wondolowski to the ageless wonder Kei Kamara. Let us know your top 10 and what you think of our picks!Recorded on: 3/29/2024  Let us know your thoughts and if we got it right or right!  Send any emails with questions or comments to: thedppod@gmail.comFollow the Pod on Social Media! Website: https://thedppod.buzzsprout.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDPPod1Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/designated_players_podcast_/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDPPodTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@thedppodSupport the show
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 talk about what expectations we would have for him and for LAFC. Lastly, we talk about the recent news coming out of the Saudi Por League, specifically the rumor that they are pausing spending and the decrease in fan attendance despite all of the spending. Few topics here, and some not related to MLS, so if you have a better perspective than us, let us know what you think!Recorded on: 3/23/2024  Let us know your thoughts and if we got it right or right!  Send any emails with questions or comments to: thedppod@gmail.comFollow the Pod on Social Media! Website: https://thedppod.buzzsprout.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDPPod1Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/designated_players_podcast_/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDPPodTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@thedppodSupport the show
In this episode of the Designated Players Podcast, we're talking about the hottest topics in USMNT in recent news with the recent performance in the Nations League Semifinal against Jamaica! We talk about how individual players performed, how Gregg's tactics performed, and what the future of the USMNT, including Gregg's future in charge, looks like. This is always a very back and forth topic, especially on Twitter, so let us know what you think!Recorded on: 3/23/2024  Let us know your thoughts and if we got it right or right!  Send any emails with questions or comments to: thedppod@gmail.comFollow the Pod on Social Media! Website: https://thedppod.buzzsprout.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDPPod1Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/designated_players_podcast_/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDPPodTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@thedppodSupport the show
In this episode of the Designated Players Podcast, we're talking about the hottest topics in MLS in recent news with talks of MLS 2 teams rebranding with local teams, followed by MLS' recent performances (or lack thereof) in CONCACAF Champions Cup, and finally ending with the potential new rule change decoupling the DP tag with the U22 initiative. We're focusing on the recent rebranding being performed by MLS Next Pro teams such as Ventura County and The Town. What does it mean for MLS, and is MLS trying to kill USL? We also talk the recent loses MLS sides have incurred recently to Liga MX sides in CCC, and whether or not this is a sign that MLS is not closing the gap. Lots of divisive topics so let us know what you think!Recorded on: 3/16/2024  Let us know your thoughts and if we got it right or right!  Send any emails with questions or comments to: thedppod@gmail.comFollow the Pod on Social Media! Website: https://thedppod.buzzsprout.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDPPod1Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/designated_players_podcast_/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDPPodTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@thedppodSupport the show
In this episode of the Designated Players Podcast, we're talking about the hottest topics in MLS in recent news with talks, once again, of the US Open Cup with Don Garber and Nelson Rodríguez answering some question in regards to the recent US Open Cup drama involving MLS. We have covered the US Open Cup drama on multiple occasions, so listen in to those if you want to know our full thoughts. Some of the quotes from Garber and Rodríguez seem to have some merit, while others just make MLS look bad. After, we will dive into some of the rule changes including the new revenue cuts, travel reimbursement, and roster rules announced in connection with the cup. Let us know what you think of these quotes and rules changes!Recorded on: 3/16/2024  Let us know your thoughts and if we got it right or right!  Send any emails with questions or comments to: thedppod@gmail.comFollow the Pod on Social Media! Website: https://thedppod.buzzsprout.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDPPod1Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/designated_players_podcast_/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDPPodTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@thedppodSupport the show
In this episode of the Designated Players Podcast, we're talking about the hottest topics in MLS in recent news with talks of MLS changing their schedule, NYCFC's new "Cube" stadium, and finally all the recent re-signings of star players. Twitter's hot topic lately has been the discussion around whether MLS should change to the European winter calendar. We talk about the pros and cons of a switch. Then we talk about NYCFC finally getting their own stadium and what we think it means for the team and fanbase. Lastly, we talk about the recent re-signings of players like Gil, Bouanga, and Carrasquilla, and what this means for the future of the league.Recorded on: 3/9/2024  Let us know your thoughts and if we got it right or right!  Send any emails with questions or comments to: thedppod@gmail.comFollow the Pod on Social Media! Website: https://thedppod.buzzsprout.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDPPod1Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/designated_players_podcast_/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDPPodTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@thedppodSupport the show
In this episode of the Designated Players Podcast, we're talking about the hottest topics in MLS in recent news with talks of low attendance at the CCL games for MLS sides, coaches on the way too early hot seat, and finally Carlos Vela to San Jose? (This was recorded right before it was rumored to be off). When talking about the low CCL attendance numbers, we're mainly looking at the recent game for Nashville and analyzing why this may have happened and if there is a fix. Then we talk about Carlos Vela rumored to San Jose as a DP signing. Lastly, we wrap things up talking about the coaches on the way too early hot seat after one or two games, and what could possibly go wrong with that!Recorded on: 3/2/2024  Let us know your thoughts and if we got it right or right!  Send any emails with questions or comments to: thedppod@gmail.comFollow the Pod on Social Media! Website: https://thedppod.buzzsprout.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDPPod1Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/designated_players_podcast_/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDPPodTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@thedppodSupport the show
In this episode of the Designated Players Podcast, we're talking about the hottest topics in MLS in recent news with talks of the PRO referee strike, the replacement referees, and MLS' recent drama with the US Open Cup. The recent lockout from the PRO referees after they could not come to an agreement in recent meetings with MLS, and how the replacement referees performed in week 1, and whether it will impact MLS' reputation. Then we talk about the most recent drama involving MLS and the US Open Cup, and how these propositions will impact the future of the Cup, USL, and MLS. Some heavier topics in recent news, and we definitely want to hear what you all think as well.Recorded on: 2/25/2024  Let us know your thoughts and if we got it right or right!  Send any emails with questions or comments to: thedppod@gmail.comFollow the Pod on Social Media! Website: https://thedppod.buzzsprout.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDPPod1Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/designated_players_podcast_/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDPPodTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@thedppodSupport the show
In this episode of the Designated Players Podcast, the guys are back with their highly anticipated, and often controversial standings predictions ahead of the 2024 MLS season! As we all know, we never get any predictions wrong ever, so SPOILER ALERT if you are worried about finding out who finishes where. We will check back in at the end of the season to see how each of our predictions have performed. We will be covering both the eastern and western conferences in this episode, so tune in to hear where we think your team will finish. Additionally, we will be making our awards predictions and some bold predictions ahead of the start of the season. Make sure to let us know what your predictions are, and please send us your predictions, they're very fun to read and get behind!Recorded on: 2/18/2024Let us know your thoughts and if we got it right or right!Send any emails with questions or comments to: thedppod@gmail.comFollow the Pod on Social Media!Website: https://thedppod.buzzsprout.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDPPod1Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/designated_players_podcast_/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDPPodTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@thedppodSupport the show
In this episode of the Designated Players Podcast, we begin our not so deep dives into each MLS team ahead of the 2024 season, but this year with a twist! We are bringing in a guest who is an expert on the team, and for this episode we're joined by Adam and Justin from the Post 90 Podcast! We say not so deep dive as there are too many teams to cover and not enough time, but this year with our guest specialist, we'll get a bit more detailed than in prior years. We will be looking into the transfer activity, where are the holes, who to watch, and much more. As we are trying to keep episodes relatively short, check out our Youtube for even more content with our guest that isn't covered in this episode! Don't worry if your team is not in this episode as we are going to cover all of the teams, so make sure to stay tuned for the other parts of the deep dives coming out soon! Apologies in advance for the audio issues, but there is still great content in this episode, so still make sure to tune in. Recorded on: 2/17/2024Let us know your thoughts and if we got it right or right!Send any emails with questions or comments to: thedppod@gmail.comFollow the Pod on Social Media!Website: https://thedppod.buzzsprout.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDPPod1Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/designated_players_podcast_/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDPPodTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@thedppodSupport the show
In this episode of the Designated Players Podcast, we begin our not so deep dives into each MLS team ahead of the 2024 season, but this year with a twist! We are bringing in a guest who is an expert on the team, and for this episode we're joined by Cameron and Aaron from the Sounders Scuttlebutt Podcast! We say not so deep dive as there are too many teams to cover and not enough time, but this year with our guest specialist, we'll get a bit more detailed than in prior years. We will be looking into the transfer activity, where are the holes, who to watch, and much more. As we are trying to keep episodes relatively short, check out our Youtube for even more content with our guest that isn't covered in this episode! Don't worry if your team is not in this episode as we are going to cover all of the teams, so make sure to stay tuned for the other parts of the deep dives coming out soon! Apologies in advance for the audio issues, but there is still great content in this episode, so still make sure to tune in. Recorded on: 2/13/2024Let us know your thoughts and if we got it right or right!Send any emails with questions or comments to: thedppod@gmail.comFollow the Pod on Social Media!Website: https://thedppod.buzzsprout.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDPPod1Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/designated_players_podcast_/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDPPodTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@thedppodSupport the show
In this episode of the Designated Players Podcast, we begin our not so deep dives into each MLS team ahead of the 2024 season, but this year with a twist! We are bringing in a guest who is an expert on the team, and for this episode we're joined by Scotty and Aaron from the Outer Roses Podcast! We say not so deep dive as there are too many teams to cover and not enough time, but this year with our guest specialist, we'll get a bit more detailed than in prior years. We will be looking into the transfer activity, where are the holes, who to watch, and much more. As we are trying to keep episodes relatively short, check out our Youtube for even more content with our guest that isn't covered in this episode! Don't worry if your team is not in this episode as we are going to cover all of the teams, so make sure to stay tuned for the other parts of the deep dives coming out soon! Apologies in advance for the audio issues, but there is still great content in this episode, so still make sure to tune in. Recorded on: 2/12/2024Let us know your thoughts and if we got it right or right!Send any emails with questions or comments to: thedppod@gmail.comFollow the Pod on Social Media!Website: https://thedppod.buzzsprout.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDPPod1Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/designated_players_podcast_/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDPPodTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@thedppodSupport the show
In this episode of the Designated Players Podcast, we begin our not so deep dives into each MLS team ahead of the 2024 season, but this year with a twist! We are bringing in a guest who is an expert on the team, and for this episode we're joined by Chad from KC Soccer Journal and For the Glory KC Podcast! We say not so deep dive as there are too many teams to cover and not enough time, but this year with our guest specialist, we'll get a bit more detailed than in prior years. We will be looking into the transfer activity, where are the holes, who to watch, and much more. As we are trying to keep episodes relatively short, check out our Youtube for even more content with our guest that isn't covered in this episode! Don't worry if your team is not in this episode as we are going to cover all of the teams, so make sure to stay tuned for the other parts of the deep dives coming out soon!Recorded on: 2/11/2024Let us know your thoughts and if we got it right or right!Send any emails with questions or comments to: thedppod@gmail.comFollow the Pod on Social Media!Website: https://thedppod.buzzsprout.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDPPod1Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/designated_players_podcast_/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDPPodTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@thedppodSupport the show
In this episode of the Designated Players Podcast, we begin our not so deep dives into each MLS team ahead of the 2024 season, but this year with a twist! We are bringing in a guest who is an expert on the team, and for this episode we're joined by Ivan from Tectonic Takes! We say not so deep dive as there are too many teams to cover and not enough time, but this year with our guest specialist, we'll get a bit more detailed than in prior years. We will be looking into the transfer activity, where are the holes, who to watch, and much more. As we are trying to keep episodes relatively short, check out our Youtube for even more content with our guest that isn't covered in this episode! Don't worry if your team is not in this episode as we are going to cover all of the teams, so make sure to stay tuned for the other parts of the deep dives coming out soon!Recorded on: 2/112/2024Let us know your thoughts and if we got it right or right!Send any emails with questions or comments to: thedppod@gmail.comFollow the Pod on Social Media!Website: https://thedppod.buzzsprout.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDPPod1Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/designated_players_podcast_/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDPPodTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@thedppodSupport the show
In this episode of the Designated Players Podcast, we begin our not so deep dives into each MLS team ahead of the 2024 season, but this year with a twist! We are bringing in a guest who is an expert on the team, and for this episode we're joined by Jose from GOLZ TV! We say not so deep dive as there are too many teams to cover and not enough time, but this year with our guest specialist, we'll get a bit more detailed than in prior years. We will be looking into the transfer activity, where are the holes, who to watch, and much more. As we are trying to keep episodes relatively short, check out our Youtube for even more content with our guest that isn't covered in this episode! Don't worry if your team is not in this episode as we are going to cover all of the teams, so make sure to stay tuned for the other parts of the deep dives coming out soon!Recorded on: 2/11/2024Let us know your thoughts and if we got it right or right!Send any emails with questions or comments to: thedppod@gmail.comFollow the Pod on Social Media!Website: https://thedppod.buzzsprout.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDPPod1Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/designated_players_podcast_/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDPPodTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@thedppodSupport the show
In this episode of the Designated Players Podcast, we begin our not so deep dives into each MLS team ahead of the 2024 season, but this year with a twist! We are bringing in a guest who is an expert on the team, and for this episode we're joined by Christopher from Shoulder 2 Shoulder! We say not so deep dive as there are too many teams to cover and not enough time, but this year with our guest specialist, we'll get a bit more detailed than in prior years. We will be looking into the transfer activity, where are the holes, who to watch, and much more. As we are trying to keep episodes relatively short, check out our Youtube for even more content with our guest that isn't covered in this episode! Don't worry if your team is not in this episode as we are going to cover all of the teams, so make sure to stay tuned for the other parts of the deep dives coming out soon!Recorded on: 2/11/2024Let us know your thoughts and if we got it right or right!Send any emails with questions or comments to: thedppod@gmail.comFollow the Pod on Social Media!Website: https://thedppod.buzzsprout.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheDPPod1Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/designated_players_podcast_/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDPPodTikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@thedppodSupport the show
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