The People's Pitch

The People's Pitch

By The People's Pitch
The official podcast of 2018 & 2019 NPSL North Champions Minneapolis City Soccer Club. We cover all things City as well as dive in to happenings around the rest of the NPSL and lower-league soccer in general. Get to know the Crows! Want us to answer your burning questions on the show? Email us at mcscpodcast@gmail.com or leave us a message: https://anchor.fm/the-peoples-pitch/message
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Ep. 146 - Hut-ton of Fun
Lots to cover this week: Lower League eCup action, City's upcoming seminar for college prospects, the 2018 Crows' spot on the All-time NPSL list, and Minneapolis City's plan for playing (or not) this summer. Plus we welcome City speedster Nick Hutton to the show!
1:11:33
May 1, 2020
Ep. 145 - Kind of a Big Deal
The guys welcome USMNT great and all-around awesome guy Jimmy Conrad to the show. 'Nuff said.
1:41:52
April 23, 2020
Ep. 144 - Show Me the Mooney
We recap City's showing in matchweek 2 of the Lower League eCup, talk about the disastrous decision to shutter the DA, and welcome UW-Superior men's soccer head coach Joe Mooney to the show.  Listen to Joe's podcast, The Next Level, here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/next-level-podcast/id1501527565
1:18:01
April 18, 2020
Ep. 143 (eSports) Superstar Jonah Garcia
We went on a digital walkabout and got silly with some eSports play by play of City CB Jonah Garcia's first match in the Lower League eCup, so we break things down and point out just how hard it is to call a video game. Then, we thought it would be the perfect time to have Jonah on to be properly introduced to the masses and talk even more about his FIFA soccer chops. Check it out! Watch all the action in the Lower League eCup on Twitch: Next match Friday April 10th at 7:30 PM CST, pregame coverage starts at 7:15 PM. www.twitch.tv/mplscitysc/ Have things you want to talk about or you want to us to explore, hit us up on our new show hotline at  ‪(612) 460-5683‬.
1:08:54
April 9, 2020
Ep. 142 - Hello Good Bye
This is happening! We talk about the premature end of the 2020 NPSL season, the Lower League eCup FIFA tournament and we welcome New England Revolution fullback Brandon Bye to the show! He catches us up on what he's been up to, what's next for him and what's occupying his time during shelter-in-place, including devoting time to focus on his non-profit, Aspiras. Learn more about Aspiras here: https://www.aspirasfoundation.org/ Watch all the action in the Lower League eCup on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/lowerleagueecup
53:32
April 3, 2020
Ep. 141 - First-Time Caller
Social distancing is in full effect but the podcast lives on! For the first time, we take calls from listeners on our new hotline and talk about the sporting world (or the E-sporting world) moving completely online.
1:08:21
March 21, 2020
Ep. 140 - Bye Bye Sports
As we face the prospect of life without sports the boys welcome former Minneapolis City goalkeeper James Neher to talk about his time with the club and his special connection to a Premier League soccer legend.
1:05:17
March 13, 2020
Ep. 139 - New Faces in the NPSL
Some new faces are flying with the Crows this season and Jon and Nate are here give you the inside scoop on each and every one. Plus, we'll look into our Crow-stal Ball ahead to the summer and predict which games are the ones to make or break the upcoming season.
55:05
March 2, 2020
Ep. 138 - 'Max'imum Effort
The boys welcome midfielder and co-captain Max Stiegwardt as we cover off on every announced 2020 Minneapolis City signing to date.
1:18:07
February 17, 2020
Ep. 137 - Tuesday with Lorei
We welcome inaugural Minneapolis City player Andy Lorei to the show to talk about  his journeyman-like career in soccer and his experiences as a Crow.
1:15:45
February 5, 2020
Ep. 136 - A Legend In Our Midst
We're U.S. Open Cup bound and the boys are here to break down all of the first round action. We touch on all of the exciting matchups around the country, profile our opponent Chicago FC United, and we welcome official club Legend Tim Wills to the Anchor phone line to look back on his time with Minneapolis City.
50:40
January 30, 2020
Ep. 135 - New Year, Version 5.0
Another year of The People's Pitch starts with a bang as we worship at the altar of club legends and cover the latest Crow to be taken in the MLS Superdraft.
1:11:42
January 16, 2020
Ep. 134 - Opening an Open Cup Can o' Worms
It's the last show of the decade! The guys talk about the big U.S. Open Cup schedule change rocking the lower leagues and how that will effect Minneapolis City in 2020, plus we ruminate on how soccer is, indeed, a gift.
40:26
December 20, 2019
Ep. 133 All Things MCSC II
We know what the people want so we give it to you! This week the boys are joined by MCSC II head coach Ryan Nichols to chat all sorts of things but they all revolve around the clubs young and talented second unit.  Plus Ryan calls in from an Applebee's during half priced apps so that is cool. Enjoy!
44:51
December 10, 2019
Ep. 132 - Dad Rants
The boys are back together and ready to rumble. We talk about the NPSL Annual Owners Meeting, the first open trial of the off-season, and take a special request for an extra-special Old Grand Dad Rant.
44:09
November 22, 2019
Ep. 131 - The Prybler
Nate is out once again so Jon is joined by a world famous (kinda) guest host, THE Adam Prybal! The guys cover updates on Goose, the Annual Member Meeting, open trial news and dabble in some "City At School" news.  Bless your ears folks.
37:56
November 6, 2019
Ep. 130 News, News, News
We are back folks on our regular off season schedule (finally!). Nate is off with the birth of his child so I am joined by guest host NPSL head coach MVB to talk all things news around the City world like St. Thomas becoming our first and only D1 soccer program, what is going on with the U23 team and we launched some tasty new kit options.  So we will dive in head first and bring you the hotness you all deserve!
51:50
October 17, 2019
Ep. 129 - Grab Bag!
We're back from break, and we're keeping up with ALL of the hot soccer topics of the past month. It's a rapid-fire episode full of goodness, from the USWNT to MNUFC, from Minneapolis City players abroad to those at home hitting a special milestone.
47:54
September 6, 2019
Ep 128 - 2019 Season Awards
The Official Unofficial Season Recap & Awards show is here! Young Player of the Year, Breakthrough Player of the Year, Comeback Player of the Year, the Offensive/Defensive/Team MVPs, and more.
1:07:07
August 2, 2019
Ep. 127 - Playoff Partytime
We have a lot to say on a precious few topics. Our trip to Detroit ended in a loss, but we learned a lot about ourselves, and a little about love. The NPSL playoffs in general are still happening, so we talk about those as well as the upcoming game against the Nebraska Bugeaters.
58:01
July 25, 2019
Ep. 126 - From Mayhem to Michigan
Holy crap, that's a lot of ups and downs in one short week! We'll catch you up on how the NPSL North regular season finished flatly for us and how we bounced back to punch our ticket to Keyworth Stadium. Plus we're joined by the Nostradamus of NPSL Midwest soccer, Fletcher Sharpe, as he gives us his analysis on the upcoming matchups in Detroit.
1:28:19
July 19, 2019
Ep. 125 - Back2Back
We celebrate BACKTO BACK NPSL North championships with a recap of our victory in Duluth, a whole bunch of interviews of players and staff, and a look ahead to what could be a 1st-round-bye-clinching match to close out the season against Med City.
57:44
July 11, 2019
Ep. 124 - Squeakin' Bums
With two games left, City knows it's must-win here on out to clinch that title. We'll talk about how they got it done on the road against Sioux Falls and preview the next road trip up to face 3rd place Duluth FC. It's tight at the top and these are crucial times!
41:44
July 6, 2019
Ep. 123 - The Crunchiest Time
Top of the table with three games to go and it can't get any closer! We'll cover the victory against TwinStars, all of the permutations for making or missing the playoffs, and we'll preview this weekend's game against Sioux Falls Thunder.
54:33
June 27, 2019
Ep. 122 - Sweet Revenge
The U23 squad has been busy, so we catch up with the Rookery and their travels. We also cover the victory in LaCrosse, the upcoming trip to Dakota and the visit from the TwinStars, plus we paint a very pretty picture of the state of the conference if things go our way this week.
36:26
June 19, 2019
Ep. 121 - Draw Me Like One of Your Nurses
We've hit the halfway point in the season and the drama is adding up. We cover the late-game heroics in Rochester that earned MPLS City a draw vs. Med City, talk about the friendly against Des Moines, and get you ready for a crazy final month of Crows soccer!
52:30
June 14, 2019
Ep. 120 - Back Stronger, Back to Work
Points won and points dropped are the story this week. We'll recap the matches against Twin Stars and Duluth and prepare for the top-of-the-table clash against Med City.
46:26
June 5, 2019
Ep. 119 - Thunder Got Struck
The soccer is free-flowing this week as we breakdown the 2-0 victory against Sioux Falls Thunder, talk about the current state of the NPSL North, look back at the U23 game against Union Dubuque and look forward to a HUGE double gameweek against TwinStars and Duluth.
1:02:39
May 29, 2019
EP. 34 HAPPY NEW YEAR YA'LL!!
The fellas ring in the new year with plenty of news around City headquarters...New stadium for 2017, new player signings and a new player interview with City defender Kevin Hoof. If you don't listen we won't be mad, just very disappointed.  Happy New Year
57:43
May 23, 2019
Ep. 118 - Don't LaCrosse Us
This week we come at you from midweek training, where we recap last weekend's victory against LaCrosse Aris, take a look around the NPSL North action and look ahead to TWO City games—our U23s vs. Union Dubuque and Minneapolis City vs. Sioux Falls Thunder.
49:01
May 22, 2019
Ep. 116 - Unleash the Crows!
It's time for the first matchweek preview of the 2019 season! The guys cover the single game of NPSL North action from the past weekend and look ahead to City's first game of the season against Dakota Fusion at the friendly confines of Edor Nelson Field. Gameday plans are outlined and predictions are made. Get ready to start an amazing season!
39:57
May 8, 2019
Ep. 115 - All Tuned Up
Between launching the City of Lakes kit and welcoming Harpos FC to town, we had a big weekend! It's all here.
24:43
May 2, 2019
Ep. 114 - Full Roster, Full Speed Ahead
THE 2019 ROSTER IS HERE! We cover off on the new faces, the young guns and the wily veterans that every City fan needs to look out for this summer. Plus we talk about the busy weekend ahead with our kit reveal party and our friendly against Boulder, Colorado's famous Harpo's FC.
1:10:43
April 24, 2019
Ep. 113 - Samo Strikes Back
The guys review the Allianz Field experience, herald the signing of three more Crows and welcome NCAA D3 champion and All-American midfielder Samuel Ruiz-Plaza to the show.
53:44
April 19, 2019
Ep. 112 - Hock a Louwagie
The impending Snowpener II isn't going to get the guys down this week as they talk about the bevy of new signings announced and welcome the newest member of the goalkeeper's corner, St. Thomas keeper Troy Louwagie, to the show.
50:55
April 11, 2019
Ep. 111 - Gettin' Stiggy With It
This week the guys announce three new signings, welcome NPSL Best XI midfielder Max Stiegwardt to the show, and we cover how a Crow got the best of the Loons.
49:19
April 4, 2019
Ep. 110 - In Bloom
In the midst of even more roster building, the guys are joined by official Minneapolis City trainer, Twin Cities Orthopedic's own David Bloomquist. He talks about his approach, how he keeps the guys healthy week in and week out, and tells us about the grossest injury he's ever seen.
37:37
March 26, 2019
Ep. 109 - Papa Bizz Part 2
We're back with part two of Jon's interview with his dad, an Ohio High School Hall of Fame coach. We get perspectives on where the love of soccer comes from and how it manifested throughout his life, talk soccer history in the US and abroad, and what parents and coaches of future players need to keep in mind.
1:20:11
March 19, 2019
Ep. 108 - Papa Bizz
On top of announcements that the team has re-signed Nick Hutton and that they'll be welcoming Harpos FC to town for a preseason friendly, we welcome Jon's dad to the show for a two-part interview. We talk soccer history in the US and abroad and get perspectives on where the love of soccer comes from and how it manifested throughout his life from an Ohio High School Hall of Fame coach.
1:08:30
March 14, 2019
Ep. 107 - Party Time
We celebrate a true Club legend who has signed on for another year, and we welcome U23 coach Ryan Nichols to the show to talk about the how he's working to develop the next generation of City players and coaches.
47:17
March 7, 2019
Ep. 106 - Under 23 and Me
The U23 schedule has been released and we're super excited for all of the bonus soccer this summer. Plus Will Kidd is returning for his 3rd year with the team and we chat a bit about our personal feelings around DAs and how we see Minneapolis City approaching the topic in the future.
52:54
February 28, 2019
Ep. 105 - Hinds 57
As the offseason marches on, the player signings are coming fast and furious. The guys welcome the latest to re-up with City, wingback Nick Hinds, and the NPSL season that's already begun out west, and the team from out east it won't be beginning for any time soon.
1:01:41
February 23, 2019
Ep. 104 - A Meeting of the Members
Fresh out of the Annual Member Meeting, we'll give you the straight poop on how 2018 went for the club (pretty good!) and what's in store for 2019 (growth!), plus we'll chat a little about the 2019 schedule, another returning player, and some movement at Stegman's HQ.
38:53
February 14, 2019
Ep. 103 - Citizen Nate
The boys answer listener questions, talk about the Gutman-to-Nashville mess and welcome to the show the new head of The Citizens supporters group, Nate Zell. We get the scoop on where he's been, what he's been up to, and what his vision for The Citizens looks like.Get involved: http://www.thecitizenssg.com/@MPLScitizens
57:25
February 7, 2019
Ep. 102 - News From the North
We're coming at you from the center of the polar vortex with news and analysis of the goings on in the NPSL North. We talk about the VSLT hiatus, the Twin Stars/Maplebrook merger, and the first couple of players that Minneapolis City has signed for the 2019 season.
50:33
February 2, 2019
Ep. 101 - New Year, Same Old Us
We ring in 2019 by talking about our favorite moments of 2018, get an update on how trials are coming along and when we can expect player announcements, plus we tackle Minneapolis City's on-again-off-again relationship with the U.S. Open Cup.
1:16:13
January 11, 2019
Ep. 100b - Three Founders, One Shop
We celebrate 100 episodes by welcoming Minneapolis City founders Dan Hoedeman, Nick Sindt and Jon Bisswurm for a special, long form interview at The Club Shop in south Minneapolis. Part 2 of 2 gets into parent club Stegman's SC, how Minneapolis City came into existence and the founders' vision for the Club's future.
1:24:16
December 18, 2018
Ep. 100a - Three Founders, One Shop
We celebrate 100 episodes by welcoming Minneapolis City founders Dan Hoedeman, Nick Sindt and Jon Bisswurm for a special, long form interview at The Club Shop in south Minneapolis. Part 1 of 2 covers the backgrounds of the founders and some favorite memories from all the years they've known each other.
1:06:00
December 14, 2018
Ep. 99 - Real Teams Wear Pink
We are excited to be joined by the owner/founder of the NPSL's Tulsa Athletic, Sonny Delasandro as we talk all things Tulsa—filling the void left by the Roughnecks, dealing with the lawyers of a certain professional baseball team, and the anatomy of a unicorn. Also, did anyone else out there lose their seats at Allianz Field? Listen up and chime in!Sonny's full story of the Athletic/Athletics drama: http://www.thetulsavoice.com/February-A-2017/A-brief-history-of-the-real-Athletics/Read about Otto Orf fighting in the stands: https://www.questia.com/newspaper/1P2-33063309/crunch-chippy-against-wave-altercations-abound-in
1:27:10
November 29, 2018
Ep. 98 - Kings of College
As NCAA conferences release their awards, we'll cover which Crows were recognized for their outstanding play and we welcome new Minneapolis City Head Coach Matt vanBenschoten back to the show.
51:59
November 9, 2018
Ep. 97 - Oh Bavaria!
A show near and dear to Jon's heart - this week, we're joined by Patrick Hodgins of the UPSL's Milwaukee Bavarians to talk about their club's history, their approach, and their future plans.
49:07
November 2, 2018
Ep. 96 - Fear the Deer
Our series featuring lower-league owners and managers continues with the owner of the Little Rock Rangers of the NPSL Heartland Conference, Jonathan Wardlaw. We talk soccer in the south, how well used buses hold up in the southern heat, and what it's like to be surprised with thousands of fans.
1:16:22
October 26, 2018
Ep. 95 - Harpos in the House
We are joined by the owner and director of Colorado's own Harpos FC, Johnny Freeston. The guys talk about the state of the game out west, sharing a name with Oprah and why cool soccer clubs get cool beer sponsors.
1:14:20
October 19, 2018
Ep. 94 - Scout It Out Loud
Get a glimpse at the process the team uses to scout new players at college or high school. Jon talks about how he narrows the talent pool down from over 800 NCAA men's soccer programs to eventually be able to field one team with one dream.
1:06:14
October 5, 2018
Ep. 93 - The U23s at Work
We finish our City at School feature by highlighting the great things our U23 players are doing all over the country, from D1 to D3, from New York to New Prague. Plus, it's almost FIFA time! After playing the beta, we give our first thoughts on what is sure to be our most-played game for the next year.
42:42
September 21, 2018
Ep. 92 - Livin' the Off-Season Life
Just because we're in the off-season, doesn't mean we don't have soccer to talk about! The guys chat about the newly-announced Club Shop and take a trip around the U.S. as we check on our City players away at school.
50:09
September 14, 2018
Ep. 91 - 2018 Season Recap & Awards
We've emotionally recovered from the NPSL playoffs enough to recap what happened in the Midwestern semifinal against rivals Duluth FC. Our end-of-the-season recap covers all of our favorite moments (and some of our least favorite) and we dish out some high accolades for some lucky Crows.NPSL Midwest Playoff Recap2018 Official Unofficial Awards:    Young Player of the Year    Most Improved    Newcomer of the Year    Offensive MVP    Defensive MVP    Team MVP
1:11:17
August 3, 2018
Ep. 90 - Midwestern Mayhem
We welcome Fletcher Sharpe to the show to preview the NPSL Midwest playoff matchups as we breakdown the matchups that makeup the Final Four!NPSL Midwest Playoffs Preview - Minneapolis City vs. Duluth FCNPSL Midwest Playoffs Preview - Ann Arbor AFC vs. Cleveland FC
1:04:04
August 3, 2018
Ep. 89 - Talkin' About Playoffs
We've got a quickie this week: We make our #Undefeated campaign official with a recap of the regular-season finale against Dakota Fusion, and we look ahead to what the playoffs could bring us after the Midwest Conference's opening-round action this coming weekend.Matchweek 10 recap of Minneapolis City @ Dakota FusionNPSL Playoff PictureWorld Cup gibberish 2.0
40:06
July 13, 2018
Ep. 88 - Champions of More than Twitter
Minneapolis City clinched the NPSL North championship and we're here to break down all of the in-game action, check out what the playoff picture might look like, and peek forward to one last regular season game on the way to finishing #Undefeated.Matchweek 9 recap of Minneapolis City vs. Duluth FCMatchweek 10 preview of Minneapolis City @ Dakota FusionNPSL North RoundupWorld Cup gibberish
1:18:42
July 6, 2018
Ep. 87 - No Such Thing As a Sure Bet
As the season rolls on to its conclusion, we recap a tumultuous Matchweek 8 that saw us drop points and breathe life into the playoff race and look forward to the most important week of the season. Plus, we follow the adventures of the Rookery out in Nebraska and their match against the Bugeaters.Matchweek 8 recap of Minneapolis City vs. TwinStarsMatchweek 8 recap of Minneapolis City @ ArisRecap of U23 @ Nebraska BugeatersNPSL North RoundupMatchweek 9 preview of Minneapolis City vs. VSLTMatchweek 9 preview of Minneapolis City vs.Duluth
58:02
June 27, 2018
Ep. 86 - It's All Falling Into Place
A big Matchweek 7 featuring a much-anticipated matchup earns us another six points. At the top of the table and four points clear of 2nd place, we look forward to two matches that could clinch a playoff spot for the Crows.Matchweek 7 recap of Minneapolis City @ TwinStarsMatchweek 7 recap of Minneapolis City vs. Sioux FallsNPSL North RoundupMatchweek 8 preview of Minneapolis City vs. TwinStarsMatchweek 8 preview of Minneapolis City @ LaCrosse ArisU23s Results
56:45
June 19, 2018
Ep. 85 - Halfway Done & All Good
We walked away from Rochester having taken all 6 points on the season from the Medics, but face another big test ahead in Matchweek 7 that could cement our place at the top of the table.Matchweek Six Recap of Crows at Med CityMailbag!Matchweek Seven Preview Crows @ TwinShartsMatchweek Seven Preview Crows vs. Sioux Falls Thunder
1:10:38
June 13, 2018
Ep. 84 - Cracking the Code
After another statement game and what amounts to a game off, the guys recap the Matchweek 5 action and look ahead to Saturday's return leg at Med City.Matchweek Five Recap of Crows vs. VSLTMatchweek Five Recap of Crows vs. LaCrosse ArisMatchweek Six Preview @ Med City FC
1:02:12
June 8, 2018
Ep. 83 - Drawing Donkeys
With our test in Duluth behind us, we have the results in hand, and we passed! We breakdown all the action and look forward, not only to Matchweek 5 against VSLT and Aris, but to the entire, crazy month of June.Matchweek Four Recap of Crows vs. Duluth FCRecap of Mpls City U23 vs. Minnesota UnitedStandings and Schedule BreakdownMatchweek Five Preview of VSLT and Lacrosse Aris
55:48
June 1, 2018
Ep. 82 Hat Trick Heroics
The guys cover the Week 3 drubbing of Dakota Fusion, answer some listener mail and look ahead to our next test on the road in Duluth.
1:09:37
May 26, 2018
Ep. 81 Love that New Stadium Smell
With our successful home opener against Med City in the rearview mirror, a visit from Dakota ahead of us and a game against TwinStars somewhere in Limbo, the guys have a lot to cover this week.Matchweek Two Recap of Crows vs. Med CityMatchweek Two "Postponement" vs.Matchweek 3 Preview of Dakota Fusion
1:01:55
May 18, 2018
Ep. 80 Already In the Thick of It
There's a lot of soccer to cover this week! The boys recap week one's trip to Sioux Falls and discuss two big games coming up against Med City and TwinStars in a huge week two.
39:14
May 18, 2018
Ep. 79 Kick the Tires & Light the Fires
The season starts this Saturday as the Crows travel to Sioux Falls, so what better time to welcome head coach Adam Pribyl to the studio! We'll breakdown our full roster and get the skipper's thoughts on who to look out for this summer.
1:12:48
May 18, 2018
Ep. 78 Snowed Out!
With the Bugeaters match canceled due to the blizzard, the boys instead cover who they could have brought to town and discuss what it really means to be "signed" to a professionally amateur team.
1:04:16
May 18, 2018
Ep. 77 The Path the Pro Widens
Get out your globes and start looking for Småland! The boys talk Miles Stockman-Willis' transfer to Swedish side Vrigstad IF. Between players going pro, player signings, and so much more, so much is going on, and with the season only a few weeks away it's only going to get crazier!
1:07:36
May 18, 2018
Ep. 76 OsseOMG
The boys cover the hot topic of where the crows will fly in 2018 and introduce 2 new members of the murder announced this weeks.  P.S. Jon tells stories...?!
56:27
May 18, 2018
Ep. 75 Hoofs All Around
People this week you get player signing news, NPSL North prediction discussion and a different type of guest than the folks we usually are joined by. This IS the perfect way to stroll into your weekend.  Enjoy!
54:07
May 18, 2018
Ep. 74 Bugs In The House
The guys talk to fellow lower-league trailblazer Jonathan Collura, founder of Lincoln, Nebraska’s Bugeaters FC.
1:13:32
May 18, 2018
Ep. 74 Bugs In The House
The guys talk to fellow lower-league trailblazer Jonathan Collura, founder of Lincoln, Nebraska’s Bugeaters FC.
1:13:32
May 18, 2018
Ep. 73 u23 Roster Announcement
The boys unveil the inaugural u23 roster and profile all 26 players that will be joining the next generation of Minneapolis City.
1:02:47
May 18, 2018
Ep. 72 You Get Hoof'd...Again
The guys are back at it to bring you a short show featuring an update on some more new signings, an update on players on trial, a feature on the demise of the NASL and current City defender Kevin Hoof pops by for a quick cameo.  All gold people, get some!
42:23
May 18, 2018
Ep. 71 The Star Of The Nord
The boys unveil a few new signings and talk shop with a sneaky-good soccer mind, KFAN producer, on-air personality and MPLS City play-by-play announcer Eric ‘Nordo’ Nordquist.
1:32:07
May 18, 2018
Ep. 70 The New Skipper
After a rash of technical difficulties the guys are finally back! This week they cover some news about one of our own, a sick merch alert and have in studio Matt VanBenSchoten the head coach of the newly formed U23 team. Get some!
51:41
May 18, 2018
Ep. 69...Ha!
Nate is out this week so Jon brings in an Old Boy, a Stegman's Old Boy, Mr. Adam Belz to talk about the USA Vs B&H friendly as well as a recap of what is now a full year of United (ATL & MN) with a look at how both the franchises are on different paths as they move into year 2.  Enjoy!If you want to follow Adam you can sign up for his soccer newsletter here: https://tinyletter.com/adambelzOr, hit him up on Twitter here: @zlebmada
1:17:31
May 18, 2018
Ep. 68 u23 Team Update and NPSL Showcase Lowdown
The guys get down to the news that has hit the internet regarding the club and we bring in Trey Benhart to talk about his NPSL Showcase expereince.  Please hang with us as there were a few technical difficulities folks!  
48:37
May 18, 2018
Ep. 67 Consulting Nostradamus
Midfield Press. He gives us the lowdown on what's going on with Detroit City, the NPSL and US Soccer as a whole.Check out Fletcher's reporting at The Midfield Press
1:07:44
May 18, 2018
Ep. 66 Best of 2017
Happy Holidays Murder! The boys close the chapter on 2017 with their top 10 Best of 2017 episode.  The Old Grand Dad Rant also makes an appearance this week as Jon takes on some issues he has with the MLS, you can only imagine how that goes.  Enjoy!**Explicit Language Alert** This episode is not for little ears.
53:38
May 18, 2018
EP. 65 Warming Up For Winter
After the flu and a fight with river ear, the boys are back with all sorts of hotness to warm you up for the winter months.  Get the latest on the NPSL league meeting, an update on our college players, winter combine news and all the goodness on our Member Event at Summit. Enjoy!
46:05
May 18, 2018
Ep. 64 Pink Always Breaks the Internet
The boys talk about how to build kits that get attention, how to build a roster that wins games, and how to be completely awful at hosting a US Open Cup match.
54:10
May 18, 2018
EP. 63 Bringing The Horror To Aurora
Still UNDEFEATED in the Open Cup Folks!  Both Jon and Nate were along for the ride this past weekend for the win and are here to bring you all the goodness from the trip including three dynamite player interviews.  There is also an introduction of a new segment we like to call, "Nate's Old Grand Dad Rant Of The Week". Even Jon gets in on the action, shocker.  If you have not see it yet, we need your help to make it to the next round.  We have set up a support drive and really appreciate any donation you can give.  Thanks!https://www.gofundme.com/undefeated-2018
1:19:12
May 18, 2018
Ep. 62 The Red, White, and Blue Elephant In the Room
Jon and Nate announce our new kit partner, then get really real about the massive US Soccer shitberg that the USMNT's loss on Tuesday was just the tip of. Commiserate with us!
1:20:42
May 18, 2018
Ep. 61 Don't Make Us Come Down There
After the Santa Fe Wanderers saved us a trip to KC by forfeiting, the boys speculate about why, look ahead to our next Cup match and talk to City fullback Charlie Adams.Give to help Puerto Rico FC players and staff recover from Hurricane Maria: https://www.gofundme.com/raising-money-for-prfc-staff
52:16
May 18, 2018
Ep. 60 The "Open" Cup
Did you miss us, because we missed the hell out of you.  The boys are BACK! This weeks show covers all things 2018 US Open Cup, yes we are allowed back in, kind of. Features include news about the match and the make up of our roster.  Get Some!
44:15
May 18, 2018
Ep. 59 Season Recap
It is all over folks and we have a recap for you. The boys cover the last match of the year against Med CIty, touch a bit on NPSL postseason, review overall thoughts on the organization and hand out the coveted "Unofficial, Official Team Awards". We will miss you for a few weeks before reboot. 
1:16:15
May 18, 2018
Ep. 58 Make Or Break
Get ready for the last home game folks as the guys run down the trip to South Dakota, a preview of the Twinstars and Med City matchs this week and cover some tasty playoff scenarios. Get some!!!
49:41
May 18, 2018
Ep. 57 They All Count Now
The boys talk about the changes the team made to be successful in the road victory against Fusion and try to get to the bottom of the up and down season of Saturday's foe, the Sioux Falls Thunder (not the real Thunder). The race to the finish is getting intense. Stay focused!
38:59
May 18, 2018
56 Struck by the Luck of the Irish
The boys recap another drubbing of Aris and revisit Friday's unlucky result up at the North Shore that saw us leave frustrated and down a midfielder. Can we turn it around to fight to the top of the table? Listen up and get some!
52:45
May 18, 2018
Ep. 54 Points
Goals you wanted, goals you got, points we needed, points we got!  The guys recap the week that saw us find the back of then net 11 times in 3 days and preview the Wednesday TwinStars & Saturday VSLT matches this week. Get some!
1:06:39
May 18, 2018
Ep. 53 On The Road
The boys get back at it, Jon takes to the road as the Crows play the Menace, we learn a lot about our college bros in the round table interview and a look into what City has ahead with Aris & Thunder previews. Get some! 
1:00:50
May 17, 2018
Ep. 52 So Friendly
City is on a bit of a break in league action so the boys cover the week that was with a recap of the two games vs. Med City and Dakota, a training session with MN United and preview Saturdays friendly against our PDL bros the Des Moines Menace. Get it!
52:13
May 17, 2018
Ep. 51 Back to work!
Coming off of the weekend the guys have lots to talk about.  They drop a recap of the Duluth match and then get right into the Med City and Dakota Fusion previews for this week. Ears get ready for this magic!
52:40
May 17, 2018
Ep. 50 Turn The Difficulty Up
We won a game folks! The boys recap the dramatic 1-0 win away at VSLT, talk the Duluth FC preview and bring in Crow Brian Kallman for a delightful chat.  DON'T MISS IT!!!
1:25:39
May 17, 2018
Ep. 49 Time for the Magic to Happen (again)
We dusted off the stadium and ironed out the kinks soccer fans.  The boys bring you the review of our last friendly against the Golden Gophers and talk VSLT ahead of this Saturdays I-94 Derby. Get some!
1:04:41
May 17, 2018
Ep. 48 To the Max
Together again. Nate and Jon take the show to straight 100 with some fantasy line-up thoughts, a preview of the U of M friendly and City new boy Max Kent is in the mix for a "get to know you" & a really hard speed round.  Get some, real soccer is days away!
1:05:46
May 17, 2018
Ep. 46 We Built This City to Win
While Jon preps for vacation, Nate get hyped for the upcoming season with Member Board announcements and Edor Nelson Field game day details. Plus, are certain City players too good for the NPSL North? We answer that question with a good ol' NateRantâ„¢.  And, we feature more great merch from across this great land (and beyond).Featured Clubs:Tobacco Road FC
46:37
May 17, 2018
Ep. 45 Chilling with AO & Doug
The boys talk the first preseason friendly against the Shattuck DA this past weekend. They also are blessed to have City defender Aaron Olson in the house and then cap things off with City's new GK coach Doug Sidney...BONUS two Lupient Automotive Speed Rounds Get some!
1:28:05
May 17, 2018
Ep. 44 Non-League Love
It is a slow news week for City so the boys dive into a little international soccer and then go full-on Non-League soccer talk. If you love naming rights, weird teams, and merch this is the show for you.  Check out the merch the boys talk about on the show and spread some love folks.www.mplscitysc.com/shop/www.stockadefc.com/store/www.shopfccincinnati.com/www.cleansheet.co
47:19
May 17, 2018
Ep. 43 The Keg Is On Ice
The coach is in the building and the boys deliver YOUR questions...He also introduces his staff for the summer.  But before they get to that, they provide an update on the Summit Keg Match, the first preseason training session, and talk a little Loons. You shouldn't miss any shows, but for sure don't miss meeting the coach. 
1:08:58
May 17, 2018
Ep. 42 One Team, One Dream
The team has been signed and the boys are here to give you a run down of the Crows that will fly for you in 2017 friends.  Get to know the new blood, refresh yourself on the returners and start planning your nicknames & player chants.  Also, did you think the guys would let MNU off the hook, nope.  They take a medium dive into the start of the season and what the heck is going on across town. Last but not least, stick around to the end folks we got a new single from house band Go Get'em Tiger. Enjoy!
1:11:10
May 17, 2018
Ep. 41 The Viking
The boys are on the road at the Viking Bar Minneapolis to talk soccer at the City membership event. If you couldn't make it you clearly missed out, so this is about as close to being there as you can get. If information about the dev signings, open trial chatter and the sweet baritone voice of defender Joey Gustafson sound good you will not be unimpressed. 
1:00:27
May 17, 2018
Ep. 40 The People's Show
This show is for you folks. Nate and Jon take this week to answer the Twitter mail that you fine friends left us. They cover NPSL North news, merch, Midwest soccer teams and make a very special announcement that you DO NOT WANT TO MISS.  Cheers!
54:37
May 17, 2018
Ep. 39 Guys, The Show Is One Year Old!
Folks we did it! We made it one year on the air without burning things down, we are so proud of ourselves.  We cover some of our best memories of the past year and bring City netminder Big Game James Neher along for the ride as he is in studio and ready to talk. Have a listen and drop us a line on Twitter to congratulate us or, um I don't know, maybe ask us a question?If iTunes is your thing you can download and subscribe that way...Oh and leave a review, it really helps.Subscribe on iTunes
1:19:36
May 17, 2018
Ep. 38 Schedule Breakdown
It is out folks and the boys are here to break it down. The 2017 Schedule is full of knowns and unknowns and this is the place to hear about it. Also some player news and a review of the recent Chattanooga FC vs. Atlanta United FC match. Enjoy!If iTunes is your thing you can download and subscribe that way...Oh and leave a review, it really helps.
1:07:55
May 17, 2018
Ep. 37 Tippin Caps
Back at it and this one is a don't miss.  The boys talk about what happened with the US Open Cup, and Dustin Brannan from Talisman Caps is in the house to talk soccer and fashion.  Enjoy and tell your friends! **Due to file size restrictions, you will not hear Go Get'm Tiger at the conclusion of this episode.** 
1:29:47
May 17, 2018
Ep. 36 Another Willis
The Boys talk to Miles Stockman-Wills, the newest member of the form MN United Reserve team.  He is an interesting and humble guy.  Enjoy!
1:09:47
May 17, 2018
Ep. 35 What You Talking About...
With little news on the City front, the fellas get a little honest about whether or not the Loons should hit the panic button as they go into the first MLS preseason. But the headliner is an in-studio chat with point man forward Tim Wills.  Enjoy!
1:09:26
May 17, 2018
Ep. 33 New Year, Same Us
The fellas ring in the new year with plenty of news around City headquarters...New stadium for 2017, new player signings and a new player interview with City defender Kevin Hoof. If you don't listen we won't be mad, just very disappointed.  Happy New Year Friends!
1:00:23
May 17, 2018
Ep. 32 Soccer Is A Gift Holiday Special
Since it is the season of giving the boys bring the listeners an outlook on all the gifts city has received and given this year, including the gift of STEVE!.  Ian smith joins in at City Studio to talk college soccer, how City helped him prepare for his freshman year and toss him into a speed round.  Happy holidays from Jon and Nate you crazy Crow fans!
1:15:57
May 17, 2018
Ep. 31 News, News, News!
Forget the cold weather outside, the soccer hot stove is heating up at MPLS City headquarters as we have tons of news regarding the team. Sit back and enjoy as you are in great hands with Nate and Jon for the next 60 minutes.  You can trust us, really, you can trust us. Enjoy!
1:04:45
May 17, 2018
EP. 30 Dirty Thirty
The boys are BACK! So much to talk about in soccer from the NCAA Tournament heating up, Pro/Rel is a thing maybe, auf wiedersehen Jurgen...Plus, you have spoken and we have delivered, the Birdman Goose is in the house for a great interview.  Get some! Oh, and Happy Thanksgiving friends.    
1:12:42
May 17, 2018
EP. 29 Open Cup Match Recap
The boys get back on the airwaves with a full recap of the club's first US Open Cup match with an in-depth look under the hood and the expression of all the feels that were had as a result of the victory. Get some!
1:18:07
May 17, 2018
Ep. 28 Two Teams One Cup
This show is ALL about the Open Cup match this weekend. Hear about all the things, including details on how to get to and from the stadium on a school bus!  Get your tickets now before the price goes up! BUY TICKETS HERE!!!
51:06
May 17, 2018
Ep. 27 Our Open Cup Runneth Full
The boys are back on their regularly scheduled offseason cadence with a rousing rendition of the pod this week.  They cover off the launch of the new FIFA Soccer 17 video game, last weeks member meeting, an Open Cup training match featuring FREE BEER and we finally have an idea of the poor schlubs who will travel to the NSC to face us on October 22nd.  Listening to this WILL be the highlight of your day, possibly your week thus far.
1:01:29
May 17, 2018
Ep. 26 On the Training Train
The boys get hyped for some new contributors, the upcoming match against Shattuck, the Free Beer match against FC Minneapolis, and tease some news to be announced at the super-classy members meeting at The Local.
38:50
May 17, 2018
Ep. 25 MLS Open Cup College
Two weeks is a long time to wait, but it is time to hit the play button on SO MUCH SOCCER NEWS! The fellas cover the news from Minnesota United this week, talk 2017 US Open Cup pairing and final roster, and talk a little City at School coverage. We have guys littered all over the country spreading the City seed on the soccer pitch for you to follow...GET SOME! 
1:01:19
May 17, 2018
Ep. 24 "Post" Season
The boys are back to talk about the PLA Championship weekend and the details as to what the heck this US Open Cup regional qualifying thing is all about. We know you missed us and we missed you...GET SOME!!
53:28
May 17, 2018
Ep. 23 Wasn't That Delightful
It is done, figure out how to cope people because soccer for us is over untill next year.  To put a bookend on the season, the fellas cover the last match, the derby against MNU Reserves then do a full recap of the season including player reviews and the first ever Peoples Pitch Player Awards. This is a long episode folks so strap in and enjoy the ride.  
1:38:53
May 17, 2018
Ep. 22 Kick In The Face
From fun to misfortune, the fellas recap the victory in the Summit Keg Match vs. FC Fargo, then turn around and discuss the loss to Cedar Rapids that knocked the team out of the playoff picture. Soccer is a gift, but it's also a funny game...Think about it.
1:14:37
May 17, 2018
Ep. 21 Crap(ids)!
After a week off the boys hop right into hitting the playoff push, cover the Bavarians match, preview the Summit Keg match against FC Fargo and what needs to happen as the team gears up for the Cedar Rapids showdown...Toss in a little Euro 2016 recap and you have yourselves some magic people. Enjoy!
1:14:42
May 17, 2018
Ep. 20 Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can't Lose!
The fellas recap a wild, unorthodox match against Madison that saw them become the first team in the division this season to win on the road. Which was HUGE.  Plus much, much more!
1:08:17
May 17, 2018
Ep. 19 What Just Happened?
Nate flies solo until he Skypes Jon in from home and covers off what the heck happened against Madison and how we can fix things going into next week.  Oh and the Speed Round makes an epic comeback.  It is delightful! 
57:21
May 17, 2018
Ep. 18 Let's Never Do That Again
The boys cover off, in sadness, the first lost as an organization, talk why they will never do a back to back road trip again and preview the weekend home match vs. Madison. Plus much more.  Leave some feedback, we are about halfway through the season and would love to hear your thoughts.  Get Some!!!
1:07:03
May 17, 2018
Ep. 17 Brace Yourselves for Victory
SO MUCH SOCCERâ„¢!!! The guys cover the fact that we are hard to beat at home, the victory over Minnesota United Reserves, the two game road trip and much, much, more.  Stop what you are doing and listen people.  Also, leave a comment or send us an email we know you have things to say. 
1:05:38
May 17, 2018
Ep 16. Still Undefeated
You know the drill!  The guys recap, they talk PLA news, preview the next match and enjoy every minuted of this LIVE at City training podcast.  You are welcome ears of the world.  Get some!
53:40
May 17, 2018
Ep. 15 We PLAyed A Match
The fellas cover the match in Milwaukee and talk about the " Teachable Moments".  They also talk about the Croatian matchup, game day home experience and player movement. Ga, Ga, Ga Get Some!The fellas cover the match in Milwaukee and talk about the " Teachable Moments".  They also talk about the Croatian matchup, game day home experience and player movement. Ga, Ga, Ga Get Some!5 Likes Share
50:19
May 17, 2018
Ep. 14 Warm The Beer Hall Up Milwaukee
It's game week!!! The fellas talk about their final thoughts on the trip to Des Moines last week and discuss the roster and the team they will be playing this weekend. Get some!
54:25
May 17, 2018
Ep. 13 We Play For Real Now
The fellas fly solo this week, no players, no coaches, no fan interviews, just some good ole fashion soccer chatter as they break down the traveling roster as well as the Des Moines who they play in the final training match before stuff gets real.  Oh! And there is a new intro song that you are gonna love.  Get some!
1:00:19
May 17, 2018
Ep. 12 Interesting Interview Answers
We talk Foxes, Becks stories, Van Gaal post game gems, Interview Aj Albers and Sam Forsgren...Oh and we have new music from Go Get'm Tiger.  Enjoy!    
1:06:32
May 17, 2018
Ep.11 Milwaukee Is Our Oyster
Hey guys, Nate is back!  The boys talk about all things regarding the trip away to Milwaukee...hop on the bus and get a room here: www.mplscitysc.com/milwaukee-trip.  They also speak with defenders Rahim Omar and Captain Trey Benhart. 
1:03:48
May 17, 2018
Ep. 10 I'm On A Roll, It's Time To Go Solo
Things get weird when Jon has to run the ship solo this week as Nate had life happen.  Jon covers the aftermath of the Kit Launch last week, talks training matches, gives a shout to the Loons on their first victory and goes through a Speed Round provided by Nate via email...It went, ah, OK. Enjoy!
41:22
May 17, 2018
EP. 9 The 2016 Kit Launch
The boys do the first ever live podcast as they MC the 2016 Kit Launch and man are they hot. Break convention, stand out, win games and support local.  Oh yeah, there is a speed round, with a fan, questions provided by the players.  Enjoy!
47:53
May 17, 2018
Ep. 8 All About That Flo
The fellas talk sweet hair, break ground with not only talking to Associate Head Coach Jeremy and finally get his last name pronounced correctly, they figure out how to use Skype to connect with midfielder Samuel Ruiz-Plaza away at college.  Oh, and they talk about all things US soccer from the past few weeks.  Enjoy!
1:01:37
May 17, 2018
Ep. 7 Double D's
The gents bring the heat this week with interviews on top of interviews! David Baker the leader of our supporters group + Duncan Werling our UCLA-bound backstop = Big ole Double D action!  Spectacular speed rounds highlight the pod which you are not going to want to miss. Sorry it went long, but it is well worth it...Oh yeah and our Eastern Conference friends from Toledo F.C. even stop in to listen to us record.  How nice of them. 
1:01:43
May 17, 2018
Ep. 6 Bradley Cooper?
The fellas return with a killer outlook on the US Open Cup, Membership Meeting #1, and Will Kidd is in the studio for the Speed Round. That is all you need to know to get jacked about this weeks show.  
41:36
May 17, 2018
Ep. 5 Two Speed Rounds
The fellas are back again and better than ever...Kind of. Jon and Nate talk open trials, merchandise and blessed to have two members of the trial group in studio to discuss their paths that brought them to Minneapolis City. Oh, and they also participate in the most popular segment on the books, The Speed Round. Enjoy! 
36:02
May 17, 2018
Ep. 4 The City Is Where The Players Dwell
The boys are back at it this week with an outlook on the lasted training match, they FINALLY break down the initial player signings and touch on the stadium City will call home this summer. Enjoy folks, the podcast is a gift to your ears each week!
50:18
May 17, 2018
Ep. 3 The Godfather
Bringing the heat folks! This week the fellas talk a little Minnesota United stadium, interview the Chairman Dan Hoedeman, respond to listener emails and announce the stadium...we have a place to play!
48:38
May 17, 2018
Ep. 2 We Talkin About Practice (Match)?
Jon and Nate get back at it because PODCAST! The fellas cover the teams invite-only trials that just concluded, a practice match with MTA U-18's, they interview the head coach, say some other stuff and even talk a little FIFA elections. Something you want us to talk about? Let us know. MCSCPodcast@gmail.com.
45:53
May 17, 2018
EP. 1 The Beginning
Jon and Nate kick off the season with all things City as they talk about the background of the club, the staff, the league, and special guest "Trent the Logo Designer" responding to internet trolls. They may have gotten a few things incorrect, said the wrong email address a few times, made some BOLD claims, and went over by 15 minutes but they will smooth things out. Eventually.
46:18
May 17, 2018