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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.






MLS Transfer Window Round-Up

The boys share too many drinks drowning their sorrows as both the Rapids and the Sounders fail to make heads move during this MLS transfer window. League Bullies, LAFC, Earn an A+ in our book as their front office is determined to crush any MLS opposition in their way. Let's all hope they don't choke in the playoffs this year... The Galaxy also impress this window while also silently flipping the bird to MLS. The Galaxy never fail to pressure the league to change the rules, but this time,...


R&B Special: Rowdy and Proud (with ATL Fan TV)

The boys of Rise and Blaze had the pleasure of sitting down with AJ of ATLANTA UNITED FAN TV, one of Atlanta United's worst kept secrets. Atlanta United Fan TV started out as an homage to European Football and is now making headway within Atlanta and the greater MLS community. We ask AJ about the journey of his labor of love Fan Project and just how volatile the rivalry is with THRASH CITY SC truly is (Sorry Orlando fans...). We pour one out for Tata and Miggy and settle the score on the ATL...


R&B Special: Hey Now You're An All Star...

Rise and Blaze takes a long, hard look at the current state of the MLS All star game. Can it improve, how could it change, and who invited Alexi? Help us wish Bastian Schweinsteiger a happy Birthday! Alles gute Basti! This years ALL star game was full of laughs, love, profanity, and the inevitable Zlatan one liners. Join the Boys on a trip to the Skills Challenge as NANNNI showcased his talents in the dying seconds of the challenge. Youngster Joao Felix of Atletico Madrid would later get...


Sir Dabs-a-Lot

MLS all stars is coming and we will have a special out soon about MLS All Star Shenanigans. In this episode of Rise and Blaze Soccer Show: Landon learns how to dab like a proper lad, Jake rattles off his top 5 SCARIEST teams in MLS right now, We toast Jill Ellis for giving us so many stars with the USWNT. Ajax have landed an american youngster and the Becks is finally making moves transfer wise with Inter Miami. Orlando City while hosting MLS All Stars get to celebrate another Designated...



Oh boy... You can't make this stuff up. News Just In: Zlatan does Zlatan things again. Suprised? I know you are. "I'm a Ferrari among Fiats" was taken to a whole new level by our Swedish Lion this week as he bossed it on the pitch, silenced his doubters, and managed to break El Munir's Face. Oh and he also scored an amazing hat-trick. There is a serious discussion being had within the greater MLS community about whether or not El Traffico is becoming MLS' greatest rivalry match up. Portland...


51 Ways to Cozmo's Heart

Join us and 1.4 million people who are about to discover an apocalyptic truth that is hidden underground in a vault in Area 51. Cozmo's extra terrestrial brothers and sisters no doubt are being held against their will, forced to forever give up the beautiful game, and it's up to the boys at Rise and Blaze to set them free. Football is for all, regardless of what species you hail from. The boys explain the inception of the wooden spoon award and who are likely front runners to claim such a...


Carlitos and Zoltan's Big Slime

Now that the World Cup and the Gold Cup are done and dusted, we can head back to the promised land. GO USA! Zlatan Irbahimovank along with rival LA player Carlos Vela have both been nominated for the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards for Favorite Soccer Player! Ever wanted to see these boys slimmed and dripping with green, gooey goodness? Yes, well lets just say R&B just got tickets to the show so we can see the glory live. BREAKING---- MLS TRANSFER WINDOW IS NOW OPEN---- That means spicy made...


R&B Special: Four Stars On A Shirt

The campaign is over! Sound the drums and play the trumpets! Our ladies return home from across from the pond with a shiny, new trophy in hand. They've battled past some of the toughest opposition in the women's game and every one of those ladies should be proud of such a dominant performance. Cheers to you all on earning the USWNT's FOURTH STAR! Join the boys of Rise and Blaze as we take a look at some of the tactical decisions that decided the outcome of the world cup final and what comes...


The Quarter Final, Final

The clash of two lady titans of the footballing world has come and gone leaving many breathless. The USWNT rises to the occasion once again thanks to a heroic performance by own Megan Rapinoe. Bless you Ms Rapinoe. Join the boys of Rise and Blaze as they break down the hottest moments during the match with the cup hosts. The Gold cup is raging on as we speak, go support your USA Men's team as they endure on the quest for world cup qualification. Who should be the starting Center Back...



It is finally here. The Ultimate Bracket Knockout tournament of the year, featuring MLS' greatest mascots. Yes, Players on the pitch may get all the glory, babes (or dudes), and recognition; but, We all know the real spine of every good team is a rocking Mascot to pump up the masses when the boys on the pitch cant produce. Join the Boys of Rise and Blaze as they dive deep into MLS fandom and Lore to uncover who should be crowned "Best MLS Mascot". If you'd like to follow along or make...


USA Soccer: Eagles and Opossums

Being a USA Soccer fan can be rough sometimes. Oh well, at least we have three world cups going on four. Thanks for tuning into the Rise and Blaze Soccer Show, your new home for MLS and USA soccer happenings, news, and bad jokes. Join us as we celebrate our World Cup campaign by discussing the record breaking victory over Thailand. On a much sadder note, we also begrudgingly discuss the current state of the USMNT, which appears to be one hot pocket microwave fire away from blowing up my...


MLS Taco Economics

Join the R&B Boys as we reminisce over the champions league and a spicy weekend of MLS action. Ever heard of Flo Sports? More like No-sports. The US U20 "baby yanks" march past France in the world cup thanks to a second half wonder showing by some wonder kids. Once again Big Bad Bill Hamid does not make a friendly call up against Jamaica. The R&B Boys toast one of MLS' finest, Zack Steffen, as we bid him ado. Farewell big Steff, thanks for the memories. Don't forget to check out the USWNT 3x...


Timber Joey Volume I

In honor of drunken writers syndrome and the return of Portland Timbers to their beloved home field stadium, the Rise and Blaze boys have concocted something truly unique and probably a little bit disturbing. Its here, the beginning of our first Timber Joey fan fiction. All we ask is you return the book when you are done with it Taylor. The pod is blazing up as Aaron is back this week to give us his unique takes on MLS and the bundisliga as well as dropping by with his top 5 deadliest teams...


R&B Special: The Soccer Rabbi

The R&B Soccer Show had the pleasure of talking football with Mark Asher Goodman, aka the "Soccer Rabbi". Mark is a celebrated soccer journalist and writer for the Denver Post and R&B's own Mark and Nick pick the brain of the Soccer Rabbi for his opinion of some of the scariest teams in MLS, expansion speculation, and the difference between some MLS 1.0 and MLS 3.0 sides, and much more. Rapids fans will get a kick out of this pod special, as there has never been a...


Eye of the Wondo

And now his watch is ended... Chris Wondowlowski has vanquished the all time MLS scoring record formerly held by our own USA legend - Landon Donovan. Dax Mccarty and the Chicago Fire were in the wrong place at the wrong time as the moon perfectly aligned on Wondo, granting him power and a lust for goals. Two American footie legends, Demarcus Beasley and Chad Marshall, have announced their retirement from professional football. A sad day for all dynamo and sounders supporters indeed. Pour one...


CR7 Bangers and Mash

A slight rain drizzles across the Seattle city skyline. It isn't rain but rather the tears of salty Sounders fans who want vengeance for two straight goal of the week debacles. Christian Roldan, commonly known as CR7, is serving up a healthy serving of BANGERS and mash after being denied his glory by the league. The R&B boys are back breaking down some of the happenings within MLS. Bruce Arena is back and has landed in New England. The future looks bright for the USA U-17's. The Lamar Hunt...


The Chopping Block

Anthony Hudson and Alan Koch are the first managers to be voted off the island or axed from the league by Timber Joey. How will each of these weakened teams respond to abysmal starts to the season? Deadline day is upon us, the most hectic transfer sagas continue in MLS as teams are making moves trying to fill roster spots. Big names are headed to MLS and some seasoned veterans are traded for fake Garber Bucks. Join the rise and blaze boys as they reminisce about which players they'd of liked...


R&B Special: Dad Jokes and Atlanta United vs Colorado

I had the pleasure of sitting down with Joe McCane, my father, as he and some friends trekked out to the Benz to behold the majesty of Atlanta United. New five stripes scarf in hand, he walked the stadium grounds soaking up all the MLS passion that has graced the city of Atlanta. We discuss the atmosphere of the game day experience, the flavor of the pulled pork mac and cheese, and the taste of a game day IPA. The chemistry of the Martinez duo has yet to click and Joe shares how the fans and...


El Leon vs La Panterita

Mark walks into a dark room. Chairs are oriented in a circle, there's donuts in one corner with cold coffee. Everyone is wearing burgundy and blue jerseys. It's Mark's turn to speak now. "Hi everyone, My name is Mark and I am a Colorado Rapids supporter, and My team has yet to win an MLS game this season." Panting, Mark wakes from his dream. Sorry Mark, this is no dream. The rapids are now the only win-less team in MLS to date. Maybe things will change for them when they take on ATL at the...


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...