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 […]

It was #1 vs #2 in a cataclysmic inner-city derby in Manchester this past weekend, with practically nothing hanging on the balance of the result — well, that’s if you ignore one side getting to lift an all-but-hoisted trophy at the end of regulation had they won. But what transpired was still highly enjoyable, an […]

Given the chaos in American soccer over the last week, a return to the Premier League offered at least a partial distraction for the guys going into this week’s show. And though 40% of last weekend’s actions ended in drab draws — hello, Liverpool-United — the remaining six results packed plenty of drama: Palace’s surprising […]

After a few weeks to collect our heads — and spend time with our families, work our jobs — D.J. and Jeremy returned to the booth for the first summer special of 2017! So what was on the agenda after such a long break off? The guys take a look at the upcoming Gold Cup […]

We’ve reached the end. For those hoping the delayed arrival of this episode coupled with the title meant that we would finally be putting the #Pondcast out of its misery, sorry to disappoint you. This is simply it for season four. And honestly, if you’ve listened to us for more than the last year, you’ll know that’s […]