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A weekly football (soccer) podcast hoping to spread a love and passion for Major League Soccer and both the U.S. Men's and Women's National Teams.

A weekly football (soccer) podcast hoping to spread a love and passion for Major League Soccer and both the U.S. Men's and Women's National Teams.
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A weekly football (soccer) podcast hoping to spread a love and passion for Major League Soccer and both the U.S. Men's and Women's National Teams.






Battle in the West:A Clash of Two Titans

MLS script writers were surely on vacation when the MLS office Interns scheduled two matches of Mythological proportion back to back so early in the season. Two Titans of the Western Conference, LAFC and Seattle, will surely leave it all on the pitch as the west will be decided between these two bloodbath matches. Here at the Rise and Blaze Soccer Show we pride ourselves on bringing you the most excellent MLS comedic MLS news and bits. This is why the Rise and Blaze Soccer show is growing...


Timber Joey Vs Sammy Sounder

Move over Timber Joey, there is a new Killer (whale) Mascot in MLS. Soccer in the USA is about to take off as ESPN+ partners with the US Open cup. Torontoians? Torontoites? are finally allowed to Tailgate before games! Alex Morgan and the USWNT are flying high heading into the World Cup in France. SKC and MLS are surely doomed to crash out of the Champions League. In league play, LAFC continue to dominate the pitch and the standings. Marks' Burgundy depression is in free fall this season as...


Atlantis United

"Thanks for joining our deep see diving crew. Remember to keep your hands in the vehicle at all times and please keep your Frank De Boor out tweets to a minimum. Thank you for joining us on our sunken tour of the long forgotten franchise Atlantis United. It is said they were a powerful footballing team within the Greater Americas region, but overnight they vanished to the bottom of the East." MLS is heating up with rumors and big international announcements for upcoming games. The King of...


R&B Special: March Camp In Review

On this Rise and Blaze pod special, the boys break down the happenings of March camp for the US Men's National Team. We learned a lot from our friendlies with Ecuador and Chile, and I'm sure the lads wearing the stars and stripes have a bunch of tape to go over. The sun, the moon, and the stars align over Gyasi Zardes, as he was gifted a goal by the footballing gods against Ecuador. Arturo Vidal dukes it out with our 'General' on the pitch. European stars Pulisic and Mckennie are forced off...


Week of Accama-Kljestan

International break is in the swing of things around the world, but here in MLS, the party doesn't stop. Is Julian Gressel headed to Germany? Is Bobby Wood the most american sounding name of all time? Will Waka ever find his ATL ring? So real talk, I am worried about Mark. He is not taking the start of the Rapids season well, I'll just say that. Sacha shows Red Bull arena he's still got the goods in his former home stadium. David Accam on the eve of his father's passing, played one of his...


Rise and Blaze Special: FC Cincinnati Claims Another Fan

I had the Pleasure of sitting down with Nick. He is a lover of all things football and brews. He took a chance and purchased tickets for FC Cincinnati's inaugural game against the Portland Timbers. He was not disappointed or let down in any way by the atmosphere the stadium provided, or by the FCC players performance on the pitch. Join me, as I pick his brain for some juicy details about this historic MLS fixture.


Club Internacional de Futbol Miami de Fort Lauderdale

David Beckham's stadium plan for Miami has hit rock bottom. It's time for plan F as Inter Miami might call Fort Lauderdale home in their inaugural MLS season. MLS is in full stride as Week three delights us with some commanding performances. Seattle look to be on a hot streak as they lead the Supporter's shield race. Steffen steps down from our Ecuador and Chile friendlies, and Jesse Gonzalez takes his place. Rooney bags his first MLS hat-trick as RSL crumble around the pitch conceding two...


We're All SKC Fans Now: USMNT March Camp Preview and CCL MLS Woes

USMNT Coach Gregg Berhalter calls in his chosen 24 players to lead the charge to March Camp. How do newcomers to GB's system (Pulisic, Mckennie, and Adams) fit in with current MLS stars? The boys give their best shot at a predicted starting 11 for this USMNT side. CONCACAF Champions league has been a black eye to many MLS sides. Sporting Kansas City is the ONLY MLS side still in the tournament. Why do MLS sides fail in CCL? How do we improve in this international tournament? The boys discuss...


You Never Forget Your First

Week two of MLS left us with a sour taste in our mouths as VAR rears its ugly head once again. Basti and the Boys manage to scrape back a point from Lion Tamer Nani and Co. Steffen comes up big for Columbus as the Crew and Zardes rout the Revs. Zlatan watches from afar as his team look to be in trouble without their star captain and God. Minnesota truly look to be a new side this year, as they bag their 2nd away win of the season. A handful of Colorado fans watch on in horror as their side...


Bradogeddon: The Baldening!

"The Seventh Seal will be broken, the bald one will be our instrument of doom" - Gigax Baldenium chapter 3 verse 69. MLS 3.0 is back with a bang. Mark goes MIA in the Colorado Tundra. Top notch matches slated for post season accidentally received clearance by the MLS script writers. Cmon' get it together Donny boy. A TFC performance against the Union is being watched in several doomsday homes. Orlando and NYCFC kicks things off with a controversial draw. The Redbull's forget to bring their...


R&B special - She Believes Cup: USA vs Japan

A short Rise and blaze mini pod featuring our world champions of football. As the USWNT prep for the upcoming World Cup in France, the boys at Rise and Blaze dive into supporting our 3x world champs in style. To learn about some of the players behind the badge, the boys do a mock draft for our players. Tobin Heath and Megan Rapinoe led the USA's charge against our Japanese arch rivals. She believes cup features some of the best in the women's game right now with the likes of USA, England,...


Solo Fusion Technique: CCL Legs 2

The R&B Boys serve up a special dish of LAGAM. Ola Kamara heads to China. Crew owners pledge to spreading the game throughout Columbus. Seattle hits the carbon neutral mark. Minnesota United FC finish their stadium ON TIME (WOW, is this real life?). FCC already boast 20k season ticket holders. Portuguese legend, NANI, will soon call Orlando city home. Toronto blaze out of the Champions League on a frigid night at BMO Field. Houston unleash their power subs, Elis and Manotas, to secure a...


Florida Man Exposed: CCL First Legs

IT’S CHAMPIONS LEAGUE TIME… (CONCACAF that is) and National Margarita Day (I'll take three). The Boys break out their geography skills as we dive deep into the CCL. Toronto FC are already looking for the exit door as they get throttled 4-0 to Independiente. Oh Boyd oh Boyd oh Boyd… TFC debutante Terrence Boyd blasts a ball over the bar during a penalty into our neighboring Andromeda Galaxy. We miss our favorite Italian magician and so does TFC. Mr. K12, synthetically enhanced Demarcus...


Season of Glitch: A Galantine's Day Special

The most important day of the year. Galentine's Day is here. Enjoy it with a friend or a loved one, or both. Now, to the show. Red Bulls sign a Danish wonder kid. Vancouver reinforce the squad. Marco Fabian takes a trip from Germany to the U.S.A. New TFC target, Alejandro Pozuelo, being held captive by his club in Belgium? Is Darlington Nagbe of the Five Stripes headed back home to former coach Caleb Porter's arms? MLS gets some glitchy-tech inspired jerseys in acknowledgement of leaked kits...


Episode 4: A New Hope

Help me Gregg you are my only hope…..Our favorite Italian leaves MLS. Punches thrown in Toronto as tensions rise in the locker room. NYCFC add some tat game to the league. MLS WINS OVER SUPER BOWL….(in attendance, that is)...F. Pogba adds more stripes to his hair in Atlanta. Instagram Hackers spoil MLS transfer news. Seba teaches us about LIfe and the beauty of Football. Griezmann to MLS confirmed via instagram. Lucho almost makes it to the big leagues, but DC won’t bend the knee. Knights of...


In Gregg We Trust - USMNT vs Panama

Beaver roleplaying as a human, Anthony Precourt, gets a new MLS team in Austin. Hell is real in Ohio and Jebus can't save you from this battle. Atlanta United host a Pity party in the MLS. Miguel Almiron leaves one united for another. Zac Steffen drinks from the same water bottle as Kevin De Bruyne (at least we hope so...). Christian Pulisic becomes the most expensive and humble USMNT player of all time. Ozzie Alonso flies in coach with Opara to Minnesota United. Certified 'Ice Man' Gregg...


MLS season report cards Part 2: CURSED

The boys whip out report card grades to the New York Red Bulls all the way through the Vancouver Whitecaps for their 2018 season performances. The Curse remains in New Jersey. Orlando gets an award. Phang becomes most terrifying mascot in the league history. Timber Joey drives across country with a huge log. Mike Petke is my hero. Just two more, you can do it WONDO, *ahem* Go San Jose. Do trees in forests make Sounders when they get cut down? SKC remain Kings of the West, for now... Toronto...


MLS Season 2018 Report Cards Part 1: MLS 3.0

The boys take a crack at grading Atlanta United through New York City FC on their 2018 MLS season performance. King Joseph Martinez sits upon the MLS goal scorers throne. Basti and the Fire are reduced to Cinders. The CREW ARE SAVED, and GO USA. Colorado loves cards, opting more for yellow and red ones. Wayne Rooney wins tackle of the year. FC Dallas finds the elixir of life. Houston get free drinks for life in Salt Lake. Enter Zlatan "You Can't Write Scripts Like These" Ibrahimović. Bob...