X Gonna Give It To Ya

X Gonna Give It To Ya

Welcome back! On the hottest day of the year so far, Steve and Tim bid a warm and sticky welcome to new cast member Andrew Hammond! https://twitter.com/AHammTNT! We chat about the draw v. Minnesota, make strong Muppet comparisons, look ahead to Houston at home, and chat about UEFA Champions League by way of listerner questions!

Oh, and we seriously over-analyze the implications of signing Joevin Jones and Xavier Arreaga (who Steve keeps calling Aguerra).

Empanadas & Empty Inboxes

Empanadas & Empty Inboxes

We unpack the stunning streak of success the Sounders have seen to start the season, and look forward to changes — probably a little later than we might like (we are impatient) but definitely some interesting moves. USOC, Defiance, some acquisition strategy leading to the summer window, and what we should expect to see coming into this 8-day 3-match stretch, away & home v LAFC bracketing a “rivalry” match v. the Earthquakes at home.

Listen to the show to find out how to get some signed Torres gear! It’s super easy if you’re a Tacoman!

More Than a Feeling

More Than a Feeling

Tim & Steve offer a warm welcome to Casey Catherwood, Creative Director for WeRTacoma at Cheney Stadium! We talk about the Tacoma Defiance launch, the upcoming Reign FC launch at Cheney, and the state of professional sports in Tacoma.

After the break, Tim and Steve speculate on Vancouver Away and the Sounders’ chances in BC Place. We review our feelings on the season, try to figure out specifically where we might be in trouble, and what our boys need to focus on to win away.

Notes from Northern Kentucky

Notes from Northern Kentucky

Tim & Steve from the B-Team are joined by Stefan Schactell (@SparkleDonkeyTq of Black Rock Spirits), James Woollard (@BritVoxUS voice of the Sounders in Royal Brougham Park), ECS Member, Capo, VP of Travel, and supporter Chris (@CasuallyUltra), and four supporters from FC Cincinnati just before the Sounders/Cinci matchup on 3/2 to talk about formation of soccer culture in Ohio's southernmost city, as well as what they expected from what became a 4-1 loss.

"From the Cinnamon River of Jalisco, Mexico..."

"From the Cinnamon River of Jalisco, Mexico..."

It finally happened — the @FloundersBTeam met with the makers of our favorite tequila Sparkle Donkey, Black Rock Spirits in SoDo, Seattle. We talk about the Legend of El Burro Esparkalo, how Tequila gets made, what inspired a small business to import a tequila, the story behind the ridiculous name, and the natural partnership between soccer support and tequila.

This episode does not contain significant soccer content. We’re having some fun, and invite you to join us.

New Year, Same B-Team!

New Year, Same B-Team!

It’s been two whole seasons, and we’re all still friends. Can you believe it?

The whole crew is in this week, plus a sometimes-guest becomes actual family!!!

Updates since recording:

  • Ozzie to Minnesota United FC (We want Sigi/Ozzie statues on the CLink entry stairs)

  • S2 Home Opener moved to Friday March 8

This show we cover the implications of likely roster moves (two major decisions completed before posting re: Brad Smith and Legend Osvaldo Alonso) to our first-team formation, discuss depth issues and where holes need to be filled to resolve that depth.

We also relate these issues to the Winter Window (will we make an off-season signing?) and the overall stature of the Seattle Sounders Football Club, and share some ideas to make this Single-Entity/DP scheme more interesting & useful.

Remember, all we do, we do in love.

"What are you wearing, Jake From Brazil?"

"What are you wearing, Jake From Brazil?"

We take the chance to have a great conversation with Niko Moreno @ELROLONOW on an ongoing rumor re: Nico Lodeiro, and the new well-earned contract for Cristian Roldan, as well as his take on its parity with the Jordan Morris contract. Why haven’t we made a big signing yet? Should we be worried that Kelyn Rowe has signed elsewhere, and other teams are making moves (even if they’re not so big? Is Torres sticking around? What are the places we need to shore up, and what should we make of the Sounders off-season strategy so far?

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