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Ahead of Major League Soccer's 25th season, brothers Tutul and Neetol Rahman tells 25 stories that made the league that it is today.

Ahead of Major League Soccer's 25th season, brothers Tutul and Neetol Rahman tells 25 stories that made the league that it is today.
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Ahead of Major League Soccer's 25th season, brothers Tutul and Neetol Rahman tells 25 stories that made the league that it is today.

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@25_Stories

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English


Episodes

9. The Project 40 Pipeline

12/13/2019
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How a co-venture between US Soccer and MLS brought a new pipeline of talent into the league.

Duration:00:17:59

8. The Internet Killed MLS's Quirks

12/8/2019
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Early MLS had some weird rules. No ties. Running shootouts. Clocks going up and not down. 4th subs for goalkeepers. What's weirder were some of the rules they were looking at, like bigger goals or kick-ins instead of throw ins. Listen to how Don Garber, the internet and Bob Bradley each had a hand in ending those rules. Sources: https://www.complex.com/sports/2015/05/oral-history-major-league-soccer-first-season An Oral History of Major League Soccer’s Frenzied First Season by Doug...

Duration:00:30:18

7. Manchester By A Transfer

12/5/2019
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How Tim Howard was scouted as a prospect, became an MLS star and eventually transferred to the best team in the world. Sources: https://www.coloradorapids.com/post/2019/04/11/thankyoutim-howard-recalls-historic-transfer-mls-manchester-united https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxnHbC-hYOw https://www.si.com/vault/2003/08/11/347775/a-keeper-of-promise-tim-howard-a-24-year-old-from-new-jersey-could-be-the-first-american-to-start-in-goal-for-world-powerhouse-manchester-united

Duration:00:28:31

6. The Boss

12/2/2019
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How a former US national lacrosse and soccer player became the most accomplished coach in MLS and US Soccer history. Sources: Hidden Caps - Bruce Arena’s Appearance in Israel by Tom Dunmore https://web.archive.org/web/20130117223126/http://www.ussoccer.com/news/centennial/01/hidden-caps-arena.aspx Dissecting Bruce Arena’s Legacy https://www.fourfourtwo.com/us/features/bruce-arena-legacy-oral-history-through-eyes-those-around-him-mls-usmnt-la-galaxy?page=0%2C2 “USMNT competing at World...

Duration:00:25:00

BONUSODE - A Pro/Rel Thanksgiving

11/28/2019
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The brothers take a break from the 25 Stories to thank those who are listening and to then debate the merits of Promotion / Relegation in the US. 2:00 - Thank you to the listeners 9:00 - Let's talk Pro / Rel

Duration:00:35:09

5. Uncle Phil's Ranch

11/25/2019
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The brothers talk about the most important meeting in Major League Soccer history. Sources: Garber Opens Up on SUM’s role in US Soccer / MLS by Grant Wahl for SI https://www.si.com/soccer/2018/01/25/sum-soccer-united-marketing-garber-gulati-carter MLS goes to near extinction to remarkable success by Kevin Baxter for LA times - https://www.latimes.com/sports/soccer/la-sp-soccer-baxter-20151206-story.html Don Garber “Truly an Honor” by German Sferra for US Soccer...

Duration:00:27:48

4. Bradenton

11/21/2019
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Tutul tells the story of how a 1998 World Cup failure and a report from a foreign coach led to the first soccer residency which would change the face from MLS in the early 2000s. Sources: The Q-Report - http://www.cs.virginia.edu/~clc5q/Project2010.pdf Bradenton’s Residence Is Dead, What Does It All Mean - https://www.soccerwire.com/resources/bradenton-residency-is-dead-what-does-it-all-mean/ US Soccer Closes u17 Residency Program by David Wilson and Jason Dill -...

Duration:00:24:55

3. Sweet Home Columbus

11/19/2019
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Tutul tells the story of how the combination of an ambitious owner, declining attendance, financial losses, losing public votes and stadium repairs led to the first soccer specific stadium in the US. Neetol recalls the pains of watching early MLS in half empty football stadiums and how this was the first domino into a much better viewing experience today. Sources: The Story of The Chiefs, One of Kansas City’s Pleasures by Monroe Dodd for KCUR 89.3:...

Duration:00:25:05

2. Fraser Goes Down

11/14/2019
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Neetol takes over host duties. Tutul tells the story of how a failed lawsuit established the backbone of the MLS business model - single entity. Neetol explains that MLS is basically like Applebees. Sources: An Oral History of Major League Soccer’s Frenzied First Season by Doug Sibor for Complex Magazine: https://www.complex.com/sports/2015/05/oral-history-major-league-soccer-first-season How MLS Single Entity Status Works and Its Relationship with Antitrust Law by Terry Brenna in Law In...

Duration:00:24:19

1. 1984

11/11/2019
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In the first episode, Tutul tells the story of how the soccer tournament in the 1984 Olympics eventually led to the founding of Major League Soccer. Sources: How USA was chosen to host World Cup 94 by Michael Lewis for the Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2015/jul/04/usa-world-cup-94-inside-story How US won the World Cup by Steve Berkowitz for the Washington Post:...

Duration:00:25:03

1984

10/20/2019
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Tutul tells the story of how the soccer tournament in the 1984 Summer Olympics eventually led to the founding of Major League Soccer.

Duration:00:25:03