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Unrelegated is an Atlanta United podcast by Jay Riddle and Kelly Frances which takes a unique, fresh look at Atlanta’s breakout MLS franchise.

Unrelegated is an Atlanta United podcast by Jay Riddle and Kelly Frances which takes a unique, fresh look at Atlanta’s breakout MLS franchise.
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Unrelegated is an Atlanta United podcast by Jay Riddle and Kelly Frances which takes a unique, fresh look at Atlanta’s breakout MLS franchise.








UNRELEGATED – #32 – New Year, New Us

Happy New Year! It’s the first podcast episode of 2019! Embark on this all-female rendition of Unrelegated as Kelly takes over with guest Jessica Charman from Soccer in the Streets (soccerstreets.org)!


Unrelegated – #31 – MLS Cup Tailgate Show

Re-live some sweet MLS Cup day moments with Jay and Kelly in this episode recorded and streamed live from The Faction tailgate just hours before the MLS Cup Final!


Unrelegated – #30 – NGSU

WE’RE GOING TO THE MLS CUP FINAL! WOOOOOOOO!!! Join Jay and Kelly as they chat with a number of guests at Hudson FC before and after the second leg of the Eastern Conference Final against New York Red Bulls, including CK Lopez and Austin Long of Terminus Legion, Robert Swick of Terminus Legion, and Greggo from For The Culture (FTCUTD). IT’S LIT FAM! NOTHING’S GONNA STOP US! #NGSU


Unrelegated – #29 – Payback’s a B****

In this first-leg semi Eastern Conference Final playoff episode, Jay & Kelly catch up with Greggo and Tony from “For the Culture” (FTCUTD) to recap the 3-0 win against New York Red Bulls, talk tifo, discuss the influence of Atlanta hip hop on Atlanta United and vice versa, cover some MLS roster changes news on the first roster deadline day — including hypothetical changes we could see from ATLUTD in the off season, the rumored U.S. Men’s National Team (USMNT) coaching announcement, the Copa...


Unrelegated – #28 – We Ready (with Archie Eversole)

Join Jay and Kelly for this special episode that takes you to Hudson FC and the pre-match tailgate where they’re joined by Archie Eversole, Poet (entertainer with UK internet series “Filthy Fellas” and COPA90), Greggo from “For The Culture” (FTCUTD), and Dawit Selassie (Coach for Inter Atlanta & Soccer in the Streets as well as an artist with Eastern Standard, and The Beautiful Game Project) to talk about Atlanta United’s road to the Eastern Conference Finals, and soccer culture in Atlanta —...


Unrelegated – #27 – Mini Pitch Madness

In this first-leg semi final playoff episode, Jay & Kelly go OTP to hang with Atlanta United Nation (a Terminus Legion Chapter) at Twisted Taco in Suwanee, GA as Atlanta United FC face New York City FC in the first of two legs in the Eastern Conference semi-finals. Free shots flowed at half-time, chants were chanted, middle fingers raised to NYC, and more. Join us for a long overdue celebration in what has to be the most historic win for Atlanta United FC and Tata Martino — their first...


Unrelegated – #26 – Betrayal

Come listen and commiserate with Jay and Kelly who recorded at The Marlay House as they try to decipher what happened after Atlanta United lost their grasp on the Supporters Shield in Toronto.


Unrelegated – #25 – Sentimentalism vs. Pragmatism

In this Hispanic Heritage Month tribute episode, Jay & Kelly return to their Hudson FC headquarters and sit down with special guest Devon4Real (@Devon4Real on Twitter) — Atlanta Gooner, voice actor, musician, and regular commentator for Atlanta United Fan TV, Arsenal Fan TV, and other fan run soccer outlets. Jay and Kelly unleash Devon’s wide range of soccer knowledge and opinion in this diversion from the typical Unrelegated format and into an unstructured exploration of a wide range of...


Unrelegated – #24 – Clenched Until We Clinch

In this episode Jay & Kelly hit up the TL chapter “Soccer in the Square” watch party in Marietta at Johnnie MacCracken’s for the straight up shellacking at Redbull Arena. Before they break down the match they get into Tata rumors (including the rumor he’s becoming a new manager at the Publix deli), talk Zlatan doing Zlatan things, recap some MLS match highlights, and explore Gaynor McCann’s entrance into the ATLUTD Twitter fray. Come commiserate as they read listener tweets after the match,...


Unrelegated – #23 – Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us (#NGSU)

In this episode Jay & Kelly return to their Hudson FC headquarters and sit down with returning guest Felipe Cardenas — writer covering Atlanta United FC for the Athletic. Kelly is in full Soccer in the Streets pickup and tournament mode, Jay had his latest goofy video retweeted by none other than Gresselmania himself — Julian Gressel which kicks off this episode with a bang. Listen in to here the trio cover some USMNT rumors, potential upcoming MLS salary and budgetary rules changes, some...


Unrelegated – #22 – 3 Point High

In this episode Jay & Kelly hit up Fabiano’s pizzeria in Douglasville, GA for the 78 Hooligans’ watch party and are joined by 78 Hooligans (Terminus Legion Chapter) members Chris Jenkins, Zack Wolfe, and Deondre Jackson to preview and recap the Colorado Crapids match, jump into some ATLUTD2 player reviews, Academy news, talk Tata teases regarding national team looks, MLS Cup vs. Supporters Shield, and even tackle mental health awareness in this broad episode. Jay & Kelly also squeak in a...


Unrelegated – #21 – Suburban Salt

In this episode Jay & Kelly hit up Pizzeria Azzuri in Cumming, GA for the Suburban Ultras watch party to witness Josef Martinez NOT break Valeri’s record for most consecutive matches to score a goal, witness ATLUTD NOT take advantage of recent NYCFC and RBNY losses by NOT winning the match against Ben Olsen and his Hamid Racoon Witch of a wizard. However, they do manage to cover some soccer news, and discuss MLS Cup vs. Supporters Shield, the playoff system, and more while surrounded by...


Unrelegated – #20 – OFYO

In this episode Jay & Kelly hit up The Bird Sports Bar & Grill in Dunwoody for the Unleashed watch party to witness Josef Martinez make history in Orlando! They’re joined by Nick Aliffi, host of Soccer Over There on the Soccer Down Here network, and a special reunion with Eric Quintana of the Mouths of the South Podcast! IT’S CHAOS UNLEASHED! FORGET THE REST — YOU’LL JUST HAVE TO LISTEN! OFYO!!!!!!


Unrelegated – #19 – Los Banditos Sacudiste La Sal

In this episode Jay & Kelly dive into some interesting news, including some things learned about Josef Martinez from recent articles by Goal.com and Felipe Cardenas of The Athletic, and what on earth does “Sacudiste La Sal” mean!? PLUS! An interview with the one and only Kevin Egan, ATLUTD Commentator for Fox Sports South and host of The Xtra on beIN Sports! We learn about his Uber habits (as well as a surprise drop in from Jillian Sakovits and Dan Gargan’s), and Kevin gives us some...


Unrelegated – #18 – Spaghetti Sandwiches

UNRELEGATED IS BUSTIN’ THE BYE WEEK WIDE OPEN! In this MEGA episode recorded at Hudson FC in Brookhaven, Jay and Kelly are joined by Felipe Cardenas (Writer for The Athletic and Atlanta United correspondent), Larry Luk (Un/Rel listener and local graphic design artist) to discuss all the latest MLS and ATLUTD news (Wayne Rooney’s magic moment, is Toronto a rivalry, VAR, Miggy xG, is Barco back, and more). Plus there’s some fun games introduced – including the Supporters Shield Rapid...


Unrelegated – #17 – MLS Y’all Star Week Recap

IT’S AN MLS ALL-STAR WEEK RECAP!!! Kelly and Jay share their experiences during what may be a once in a lifetime MLS All-Star week in Atlanta. What were there favorite memories? Was it the MLS All Star Block Party, the 2 Chainz Concert, The World Cup Comedy Tour with The Soccer Cooligans and the Total Soccer Show, crashing the VIP MLS All Star Party on the roof of Ponce de Leon, playing five-a-side with MLS personalities, pre-match festivities, the actual MLS All-Star Game, or the Copa...


Unrelegated – #16 – Situation Remedi’d

Jay rolls solo in this episode while Kelly is busy working to make sure the MLS All Star events go smoothly! But have no fear, Jay is joined by friends including new guests JR Francis and Tom Page of 90 Minute Scarves (@90MinScarves), and return appearances by Tom Thornton and Austin Long to wrap things in a bow. Topics covered include a quick recap of the Montreal match, Josef’s continued dominance in MLS, Eric Remedi’s debut performance, Escobar’s suspension on yellow cards, the blessed...


Unrelegated – #15 – Frosted Orange & The Venezuelan Killer

It’s an episode jam packed with Frosted Orange hype, hat tricks, ridiculous refereeing, Rooney shade, Orlando tragedy, and more in this episode of Unrelegated! Join Jay and Kelly as they forlorn the inconsistency that is refereeing in MLS, share conflicted feelings about the recent Orlando loss to Columbus Crew, scratch their heads at Seattle shenanigans, break down the legendary match that will no doubt go down in history as Andrew Carleton starts an MLS match for the first time, Josef...


Unrelegated – #14 – Away Days: Nebraska Nice

In this second edition of the Unrelegated Away Days Series, Jay visits Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska for an epic adventure with Bugeaters FC — a budding, local UPSL soccer team — as well as to catch the kickoff of the World Cup Comedy Tour with the Soccer Cooligans and the Total Soccer Show. Listen in for a wild mashup of interviews with Jonathan Collura (owner of Bugeaters FC), the Soccer Cooligans (Alexis Guerreros and Christian Polanco), the Total Soccer Show (Taylor Rockwell and Daryl...


Unrelegated – #13 – Happy Birthday Atlanta United

In this episode, Jay and Kelly hit up the official ATLUTD / Faction Watch Party at Rocky Mountain Pizza in West Midtown for their Atlanta United FC mural dedication on the 3 YEAR ANNIVERSARY of Atlanta United’s inception! They’re joined by special guests Aqil Surka (member, The Faction) and Kevin Kinley (Co-Founder, The Faction) to talk World Cup and learn more about The Faction and their mission. There’s a quick recap of the FC Dallas match and a preview of the Philadelphia Union match...