With everything that’s transpired over the last week, it was inevitable that this week’s episode of the #Pondcast was going to be (another) long one. Two Premier League matchdays, a Champions League to prepare for, a long-awaited conclusion to the Copa Libertadores final, Save the Crew news, an MLS Cup champion crowned, and an NCAA College […]

It’s been a rough year for US Men’s National Team. On and off the pitch. First came the culmination of a disastrous World Cup qualifying campaign in October 2017, which forced the Americans to sit out the festivities in Russia last summer. That failed pursuit would claim not only the job of Jürgen Klinsmann but also […]

One of the characteristics unique to the country’s growing soccer movement, at least when compared to traditional American sports, is how ingrained the ideals of localism are within the sport. That’s not to say you don’t ever see civic pride on display at NFL or MLB games. You totally do. Many of the fans who […]

Last weekend’s domestic action takes center stage on this week’s episode of the #Pondcast, as D.J. and Jeremy dissect MLS Decision Day results and look ahead at the resulting MLS Cup Playoff matchups coming at us starting this week. We also devoted a sizable portion of the show to looking back at FC Cincinnati’s now-completed […]

The rapid rise of FC Cincinnati — taking to the pitch for the first time in 2016, record-smashing attendances, a first-place team chasing a title in just their third season, and securing the fastest-ever lower league club promotion to Major League Soccer — has prompted many questions. On the latest episode Lower League America on Compass […]