The Shades of Blue Soccer Show kicks off this week talking about the US Women’s National Team’s early exit from the World Cup. They played what was perhaps the best they played all tournament against Sweden, bossing most of the match. But they fell apart when it came time for penalty kicks. So, where do they go from here? Was this a wake-up call the Americans needed?
And what’s next for Vlatko?
After that goal-line technology heartbreak, we decided penalties are stupid and look for alternatives. It might be time for the triumphant return of old school MLS shootouts, or even using set pieces to decide matches.
The KC Current finished their group of the Challenge Cup with the top spot. Kristen “Hammy” Hamilton bagged a brace in the 3-0 win over Racing Louisville. Don’t mess around with Ruth Langmore.
We listen to a story from the BSI Podcast about our new favorite coach, Veljko Paunović, who gave us the soundbite of the year last week. Sporting KC were hammered by Toluca 4-1. They now get a three-week break to prepare for a battle to make the playoffs.
*Heads up this episode has the explicit label due to Alan Gordan’s story (via The BSI Podcast). But it’s worth it.
1st Segment – USWNT & Fixing PKs
2nd Segment – KC Current win group (27mins)
3rd Segment – Sporting KC eliminated (38mins)