Who wants another doozy of a podcast? Good, because you’re getting one thanks to the beautiful game producing a further mountain of plotlines for the guys to dissect on this week’s show. We kick things off by spending too much time discussing Christmas decorations and the aftermath of the Liverpool-Manchester United match. We moved on from there […]

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 […]