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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Baldomero Tornado

Baldomero Tornado

What a great match, and a great week overall for Seattle Sounders FC on both sides of the county line! Despite a despicable performance by the referee, our boys have taken home eight (count 'em eight!!) straight wins to extend the unbeaten streak to 11.

The Flounders B-Team knows how to do it right: we do a little celebration of success this week by joining Doyle's Public House on their Designated Driver Express bus to see the KC Wizards get their wands broken by our Boys in Rave Green. Nate, Steve, and Tim are joined by a few friends, family, and fans of the show (it's hard to tell the difference some times!) We talk about current events (Bye, Clint, say it ain't so and so on), tactical observations & formation, and what we're drinking. We continue the conversation on the bus, then Tim and Steve recap the match in studio.

Be sure to check out Doyle's Public House at 208 St. Helens Avenue, right here in Tacoma, Washington for literally all of your soccer viewing and ale drinking needs.

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Floating Down the Willamette

Floating Down the Willamette

Cat, Steve, Tim, and Kevin jump in to provide pre-match, halftime, and post-match coverage live to tape! (Congratulations, Belgium.) Seattle faces Portscum in enemy territory. The match was a doozy, but limited disciplinary calls from Chris Penso made for a very chippy match. Portland came to play, but, true to form, their idiotic tifo definitely cursed Joey's chainsaw.

Own-goal victory aside, we have some questions, and we try to answer them. We also have a lot of fun along the way, in true FBT style.

It's Not the Pod You Need, It's the Pod You Want

It's Not the Pod You Need, It's the Pod You Want

Great visit from Casey Catherwood from Cheney Stadium, home of Sounders FC2, and his friend Pierce Adler!

Steve, Kevin, Tim, and Nate break down the FC Dallas game and try to make sense of the nearly unprecedented 5-win streak. Are Sounders FC going to continue on the path to glory, sitting at 10 points out of first place? Or is a big correct coming? Does this run of success excuse the sins of the past? How's Schmetzer doing? Is Garth out of the hot seat? Who did S2 actually play on Steve's birthday? (He doesn't remember).

All this and more on Season 2, Episode 20 of the Flounders B-Team Podcast!

No, No Hurtado

No, No Hurtado

Tim, Steve & SummerTime Kevin in studio to break down NYCFC, Minnesota United, and the state of the team after four consecutive wins and a seven-match unbeaten streak! Can we hold on to the momentum?

(56:31) We talk about potential signings (yes, the MLS transfer window closed Wednesday), but leave the close analysis to Niko Moreno who talks about his connections, how he thought the transfer window would go, and what he would do with one more day in the summer window, and how he might build on the team for 2019 if he were King for a Day.