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USMNT Draw With Chile, 2019 Gold Cup & Nations League Groups, MLS Week 5 Thoughts - Soccer 2 the MAX

4/2/2019
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On this episode, Sean Garmer and Erik Watkins go without Rachael to discuss the U.S. Men's National Team draw against Chile and assess the overall feel of the team through Gregg Berhalter's time in charge. Then they move on and talk the 2019 CONCACAF Nations League and Gold Cup fields. Are Canada and Cuba a cakewalk for the U.S.? Who got the toughest group in Nations League? Plus, how do they feel about the 16 team Gold Cup, future hosting possibilities, and the final field. Finally, they do...

Duration:01:24:01

USMNT Defeat Ecuador, USWNT Named, Inter Miami Troubles - Soccer 2 the MAX

3/21/2019
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On this episode, Sean Garmer, Erik Watkins, and Rachael McKriger discuss the U.S. Men's National Team defeating Ecuador 1-0. Who played well, who didn't, and who surprised. What about the experiment of Tyler Adams at Right Back? They discuss it all. Next, Rachael breaksdown the U.S. Women's National Team roster for their upcoming frendlies against Belgium and Australia. Plus, more on the USWNT versus USSF lawsuit, U.S. U-23 roster, Inter Miami FC heading to Fort Lauderdale, and more.

Duration:01:01:33

USWNT Sues U.S. Soccer, MLS Week 2 Thoughts - Soccer 2 the MAX

3/11/2019
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On the return episode of Soccer 2 the MAX, Sean Garmer, Erik Watkins, and Rachael McKriger discuss the latest in America's beautiful game. First up, Rachael gives thoughts on the United States Women's National Team's play in the recently completed SheBelieves Cup. Did anyone standout? Or was it an all-around depressing slate of performances? And what did Jill Ellis do wrong this time? The trio also spend time on the lawsuit filed by the USWNT against the United States Soccer Federation. Do...

Duration:01:07:15

Soccer 2 the MAX 1-5-19

1/5/2019
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Yes indeed! 2019 starts off with a brand new edition of Soccer 2 the MAX! In the first episode of the new year, Rachael and Erik discuss and react to the news that the Columbus Crew are staying home, and what this could mean for MLS and US Soccer in general. The duo also discuss what is...and isn't...going on with the NWSL and their coaching searches, as they're less than a week away from their college draft. Also, what's going on in the world of USWNT fandom, and how this could shed a bit...

Duration:00:55:25

Soccer 2 the MAX: New USMNT Coach, NWSL 2019 Schedule

12/6/2018
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On this episode of Soccer 2 the MAX, Sean Garmer returns to his hosting duties along with Erik Watkins and Rachael McKriger. They discuss Gregg Berhalter being named U.S. Men's National Team head coach. They talk about the appointment, the process, what to expect, their excitement level and more. They also discuss the NWSL 2019 schedule key points. Is it a good idea to start a month later than last season? Do they take enough of a big break for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup? What about the...

Duration:00:34:23

Soccer 2 the MAX 9-27-18

9/30/2018
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On this episode, Erik and Rachael discuss some of the reasons why North Carolina winning the NWSL championship is extra special. Also, Rachael gives her reasons why the NWSL awards are well...a joke, especially this year. Finally, it's that time again, as the duo go over Jill Ellis' latest USWNT roster for CONCACAF World Cup qualifying.

Duration:00:28:16

Soccer 2 the MAX 9/12/18

9/13/2018
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On this edition of Soccer 2 the MAX, Rachael and Erik discuss the next generation of the US-Mexico rivalry, and give their opinions on the USMNT during the international break. Also, the one bold step...they both give their NWSL playoff predictions.

Duration:00:31:29

Soccer 2 the MAX 8/28

8/28/2018
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On this week's episode, Erik and Rachael take the reigns, as they discuss what's right and what's (mostly) wrong with the USWNT roster. They also make sense of the stretch run in the NWSL, and Erik may have found someone else to aim his rage at...for once.

Duration:00:34:38

Soccer 2 the MAX

7/31/2018
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In the absence of awesome producer Sean, Rachael and Erik talk about why Miami really isn't a soccer town, and how the NC Courage upset not one, but two powerhouses to win the Women's International Champions Cup. Also, USWNT head coach Jill Ellis doesn't escapte their grasp, as the duo talk about what happened against Australia, and who needs to be on the pitch for the US to win the Tournament of Nations.

Duration:00:32:22

S2M: 2018 World Cup Final Review, Overall Tournament Thoughts

7/16/2018
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On the final World Cup edition of Soccer 2 the MAX, Sean Garmer and Erik Watkins are joined by Last Word on Soccer's Matt Pollard to discuss all things 2018 World Cup Final. * Sean's audio apparently has a problem where it is scratchy, we apologize for that. Erik and Matt sound just fine though. * The guys breakdown the game, their thoughts on France and Croatia throughout the tournament. The future of both countries national teams looking ahead to EURO 2020. Then, things end with a...

Duration:00:57:22

S2M: 2018 World Cup Final Preview

7/13/2018
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On this World Cup edition of Soccer 2 the MAX, Sean Garmer, Erik Watkins, and Rachael McKriger discuss the two Semi-Finals, France and Croatia's road to the Final, and they make predictions on who wins. Not to mention, you want to listen for the big wager between Erik and Rachael depending on who wins as well.

Duration:00:28:25

S2M: World Cup 2018 Quarterfinals Review

7/8/2018
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On this World Cup edition of Soccer 2 the MAX, Sean Garmer, Erik Watkins, and Rachael McKriger discuss all four of the quarterfinal games. What to expect in the Semi-Finals, and who we could see making it to the Final.

Duration:00:39:03

S2M: World Cup Day 17: Penalties For the Win

7/1/2018
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On this World Cup edition of Soccer 2 the MAX, Sean Garmer, Erik Watkins, and the "Resident Russian" Rachael McKriger discuss Russia's big upset victory over Spain. Could Russia really go even further in the tournament? What exactly made Rachael cry when it was all over? And they give a big thanks to the goalkeeper hero. Well, it was the day for penalties, as Croatia and Denmark was also decided the same way. They discuss if perhaps the better team didn't get the win, is this Croatia's wake...

Duration:00:39:33

S2M: World Cup Day 16: Messi & Ronaldo Out

7/1/2018
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On this World Cup edition of Soccer 2 the MAX, Sean Garmer and Erik Watkins discuss what happened in the first set of Round of 16 games. Lionel Messi's Argentina and Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal are out. Two of the tournament's biggest stars defeated in the Round of 16. What does it say about both men, and the makeup of their teams. What's next for them when it comes to the international realm, and what do the guys make of their absence in the game that mattered. On the other end, France and...

Duration:00:43:54

S2M: World Cup Day 14 & 15: Fair Play Rules, Knockout Stage Predictions

6/29/2018
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On this World Cup edition of Soccer 2 the MAX, Sean Garmer and Erik Watkins discuss the final group stage games. The FIFA Fair Play tiebreaker made its presence felt, but not in the group you'd expect. Should this be a tiebreaker at all? Or was it really better to draw lots? The duo also give out their Knockout stage predictions now that it's all set. Who do they have winning the World Cup 2018? Did they stick with their original picks? Or do they make a few surprise choices? Certainly worth...

Duration:01:02:28

S2M: World Cup Day 12 & 13: Half the Knockout Round is Ready

6/27/2018
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On this World Cup edition of Soccer 2 the MAX, Sean Garmer, Erik Watkins, and Rachael McKriger discuss Russia finally getting a dose of reality, or did they just play into what Uruguay wanted? France and Denmark doing their best World Cup 1982 impression. While Peru finally gets on the board and wins one for their beloved fans. Portugal and Spain take VAR to a whole new level in controversy. However, it also made a big decision for Argentina as well. Were all these decisions the right ones...

Duration:00:35:52

S2M: World Cup Day 9,10,11: Close Calls & Spectacular Performances

6/25/2018
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On this World Cup edition of Soccer 2 the MAX, Sean Garmer and Erik Watkins discuss three days worth of action, as the second round of group games come to a close. Who's in a better position Brazil or Germany after their close calls with stoppage time miracles. CONCACAF sees two of their teams eliminated, while Mexico will most likely top their group. What does it say about the confederation as a whole? North African teams are officially eliminated. So it is all down to Nigeria and Senegal...

Duration:01:08:52

S2M: World Cup Day 8: Peru Eliminated, Croatia Blows Out Argentina

6/22/2018
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On this World Cup edition of Soccer 2 the MAX, Sean Garmer, Erik Watkins, and Rachael McKriger are a bit somber about the elimination of Peru thanks to their loss to France. Even though perhaps the country of Argentina is feeling even worse after the drubbing they received at the hands of Croatia. How did Croatia control the game? Should we question Lionel Messi's care for the squad? And could Croatia make a deep run after what they showed. Also, who looked better Denmark or France? All this...

Duration:00:34:18

S2M: 2018 World Cup Day 7: Everything Goes 1-0

6/21/2018
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On this World Cup edition of Soccer 2 the MAX, Sean Garmer and Erik Watkins discuss three games that ended with the same scoreline. Plus, Uruguay and Russia have already claimed their places in the knockout phase. But who's set to join them from Group B? Can Portugal really just be all Ronaldo? Will it be Spain or Iran making it further? Are we worried about Uruguay after two games? This is all discussed on this edition.

Duration:00:39:13

S2M: 2018 World Cup Day 6: Russia Shows-Off Again

6/20/2018
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On this World Cup episode of Soccer 2 the MAX, Sean Garmer, Erik Watkins, and Rachael McKriger are in celebration mode once again because Russia pulled off another fantastic performance, as they have one foot in the qualification door. The crew discusses who stepped up for them this time and what to expect against Uruguay. They also discuss the first sending off of the tournament in the Colombia vs. Japan contest. And also how a crazy situation probably helped Senegal get the upset against...

Duration:00:35:18