We explore (almost) every element of the Memphis 901FC inaugural season in this lengthy but info-packed podcast. Lawrence Dockery, Alan Davis, and Scotty Smith discuss the season month-by-month, with all the ups, downs, and in-betweens. Sit back, relax, enjoy. (photo: 901FC)
The Kings of Neon fell to back-to-back champs Louisville City FC Saturday night by the score of 2-1. The match but the wraps on the club's inaugural season. However, the city of Memphis is the real winner, as it now has a team to support full-time.
Memphis absolutely dominated some random MLS2 side with a historical name by playing a historical game Saturday night. 901FC set new club records for most goals and largest margin of victory. It was an inspiring performance, and one that should carry the club into the offseason on a high note, no matter what happens in the remaining matches.
The Pittsburgh Riverhounds came to Memphis on May 18 and scored an early goal. That game was eventually washed out. Pittsburgh repeated the process Tuesday night. They scored an early goal and won the way Bob Lilly wants to win - score a goal early and shut out the other team.
Seamus Loftus is one of the truly beautiful people in the game. Not only is he the owner of The Brass Door Irish Pub (home pub of the Bluff City Mafia), but he is working tirelessly to bring soccer to inner-city Memphis. Through his project, the Citizen Footballer Project, Seamus is looking to give kids from low socio-economic neighborhoods an opportunity to play the game he loves. Sit back, relax, enjoy.
(photo: The Memphis Grizzlies Foundation)
The United States of America did not score a goal against Mexico Sunday night. Mexico did score a goal. Wasted chances and failed tactics led to another Gold Cup title for El Tri, but the United States could have easily lifted the trophy with a few simple changes. Lawrence breaks it down.
Memphis 901FC dominated Hartford Athletic on the weekend behind a hat trick from Elliot Collier. You can vote for Collier's third goal of the match as the USL Goal of the Week by visiting uslchampionship.com.
Memphis 901 FC had plenty of chances, but they simply could not capitalize. In soccer's equivilent of a buzzer beater, Charleston Battery scored with 92:55 on the clock to give the Kings of Neon another loss at home.
(photo credit: John Varlas, The Daily Memphian)
Saturday was one of the greatest days in Memphis soccer history. Tons of folks showed up to Houston High to support Anna Della Rosa and St. Jude. We had the chance to talk to Anna's dad Roberto, former Houston star Cara Young, Adam Najem and Dan Metzger of 901FC, actual Anna, and Ole Miss star Gabby Little about this phenomenal event. Thank you to everyone who participated in any way. Sit back, relax, and enjoy.
The Beautiful People Interview w/ Gabby Little
Ole Miss soccer star Gabby Little joins us to discuss the upcoming fundraiser for St. Jude and Anna Della Rosa. The event is scheduled for April 20th at Houston High School, and will feature several of Anna's closest friends and teammates. Sit back, relax, enjoy.
North Carolina, Tampa, OKC, and St. Louis have all earned maximum points from two matches thus far. Which teams are poised to move up the table this weekend? Who earned the USL Player of the Week honors? Which player took an emotional roller coaster, and which one gets our vote for goal of the week? Find out all this and more on USL Quick Strike.
(photo: our good friends at Orange and Black Soccercast)
In our Beautiful People Interview today, we talk to For The Culture. In addition to joining us on the pod, the hung out at the Brass Door, got folks fired up before the March to the Match, led the whole stadium in the first ever 9-0-1 Clap, and brought "We Ready" to Bluff City Mafia. It was a phenomenal day, and For The Culture was a big part of it. Find out what they are doing in the ATL and beyond. Listen carefully to their message and hear how they are trying to bring soccer culture to the black community and bridge cultural gaps. Sit back, relax, enjoy.
This is our little love letter to all who made Saturday night possible. Somewhere near the middle, we actually broke down the match on the field. Before and after that, it was time to rattle off a series of thank-yous. We have pro soccer in Memphis, and that is amazing. Sit back, relax, enjoy.
We want everybody to come out to CBU tomorrow at noon. 901FC will play CBU on the field, but the off-the-field aspect of the game is even more important. Let’s all show Anna and St. Jude our love and support at tomorrow’s match.
Here’s a look at the numerical roster and the positions those players played on Saturday. (Note: Triston Hodge played as a left back moving forward in the attack, not left midfielder as I said on the show.)