Podcasts came out of the gate less than a decade ago, giving opinionated hosts a platform to share their views on soccer, and to give listeners perspectives to weigh against their own. (Mainstream American sports radio, by contrast, has been slow to embrace soccer, though some radio stations now have soccer-specific shows or are working soccer content into their mix in some markets.)
Most soccer-centric podcasts share a basic people-talking-about-the-sport format, but offer some variances within that structure. Some employ humor, others bring insight, and others still strive for a mix of both.
With the Christmas and New Year's holiday upon us, here’s a large (but by no means exhaustive) guide to soccer podcasts that are either MLS-focused or significantly MLS-inclusive, refreshed for December 2017. We've also updated it to include MLS-focused YouTube shows and channels.
If you have any favorites we haven’t covered here, please email details to email@example.com.
OFFICIAL LEAGUE PODCASTS
The in-house MLSsoccer.com podcast is a twice-weekly podcast featuring Andrew Wiebe, Matthew Doyle, David Gass, and a rotating cast of recurring guests, as well as interviews with an A-list assortment of players, coaches, GMs, and journalists.
NATIONAL (AND INTERNATIONAL) PODCASTS ABOUT MLS AND BEYOND
2 Up Front Soccer Show
This show discusses the world's game from an American perspective, featuring national and international guests from MLS, NWSL and the US National Teams. 2upfrontsoccer.com
American Soccer Now
This is the companion piece to the longtime website that, while focused on the fortunes of the USMNT, offers features which include a running ranking of the top 100 American soccer players, the majority of whom play in MLS.
Analysis Evolved Podcast
Anyone who loves the nuts and bolts of hardcore analysis, here are your people. Springing from the data-driven site American Soccer Analysis, your hosts carefully break down tactics and numbers from top to bottom.
Big Soccer Head Podcast
BSH Podcast hosts, Eric Krakauer, Jason Le Miere, and Paul Farrell discuss and debate the biggest topics in world soccer every week with a little bit of humor and the opinions of guests from the world of soccer. itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bigsoccerhead-podcast-bsh/id942822497?mt=2
Bury My Heart, USA
Here's a one-stop shop for everything US soccer, from the men's and women's national team, to MLS, NWSL, NASL, USL, and beyond. There's also regular chat on other cultural topics as they relate back to soccer.
On ESPN radio, hosts Andrew Gundling and J.J. Devaney break down the latest in global soccer news, from Europa League to the New York Red Bulls.
This podcast brings serious knowledge, with a recent effort being a three-parter, with an hour for each “chapter,” featuring a Bundesliga season finale, an EPL season finale, and a giant MLS roundup. Their site also features insanely detailed charts on MLS teams and four other leagues that includes xG numbers and assessments of teams' attacks and defenses. (Some teams have “languidly clinical” attacks, which sounds worrisome yet poetic.) challengerspodcast.com
Commuting Off the Post
This is one of the more novel ways to start a podcast. Two brothers who carpool to work together started listening to soccer podcasts, found themselves having conversations about those topics, and realized they had the makings for their own podcast. They actually do record in a car, unless their producer is really good at inserting ambient road noise. commutingoffthepost.wordpress.com
Here's a podcast hosted by actual stand-up comedians -- as in, ones with legit shows and TV appearances in New York and beyond -- so you're guaranteed at last a few chuckles as they discuss MLS and some of the global game. Initially NYCFC-leaning, it now covers the entire league, and includes interviews with the likes of Alexi Lalas, Stu Holden, Julian Gressel, and USMNT coach Dave Sarachan. www.soccercooligans.com/
This pair of French-speaking soccer fans celebrate the American and Canadian version of the game, with plenty of discussion of MLS en francais on their You Tube-hosted, best-found-on-Twitter podcast. https://twitter.com/culturesoccer
Claiming to record “out of Eddie Johnson's former apartment building in Washington, D.C.,” this podcast takes a comprehensive look at MLS (except for 0-0 draws).” designatedpodcast.podbean.com
Double Pivot Podcast
Michael Caley, who brands himself as “bringing baseball stat nerdiness to football,” and Mike Goodman, who distinguished himself at the late, much-missed Grantland before moving to ESPN FC, are teaming together for this tactics talk offering from Team Howler. The podcast focuses on analytics, breaking down what happens in select games (including USMNT and MLS games) in conversational and entertaining fashion. whatahowler.com/the-double-pivot-podcast-77f72e2b19d9#.7tcq70pl9
Featuring Howler founder and editor George Quraishi and former FC Dallas player Bobby Warshaw, this podcast extends the magazine’s smart and sophisticated approach to soccer into audio form. MLS players make cameos here as well as on Howler’s offshoot podcast, The Play, which analyzes one select play from a recent match per episode. whatahowler.com/dummy-podcast-5dc6ef53b298#.l6aqpx4p8
The worldwide leader's soccer podcast leans heavily toward the European leagues, but some MLS stories are too large and compelling to go unchecked. espn.go.com/espnradio/podcast/archive?id=10672984
New Jersey-based soccer journalist Daniel Feuerstein, who writes for SB Nation blog Once a Metro, also hosts this two-hour weekly podcast that largely focuses on MLS and beyond (including round-by-round roundups of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup!). blogtalkradio.com/feuersteinsfire
This Denver-based podcast (with a beer-inspired name) features three enthusiastic proponents of all American soccer. flakoglost.com
From the Factory Floor
Brought to you by the New York City-based Football Factory, this show boasts that it’s the “largest supporter-powered football/soccer podcast in America.” They cover MLS – but also EPL, as well as other European, South American, and African leagues and tournaments.
Howler has teamed with Dirty Tackle and Total Soccer Show for this daily five-minute sampler of soccer news with an ear for the absurd and peppered with witty commentary. whatahowler.com/the-goalmouth-podcast-ac8add79d0c8#.2rfp8k49d
Hosts Danny, Dice, and Hoff treat the worlds of Barclays Premier League and MLS with equal love in this fan-first podcast.
With a trio of hosts, this offering explores everything about MLS, US, and Canadian soccer—in Spanish.
Low Limit Futbol
Podcasting together for three-and-a-half years, this trio of hosts covers MLS alongside the big European leagues and international tournaments. Recent guests include players, broadcasters, and personalities around MLS.
Last Word FC Media runs a few soccer podcasts under this umbrella, including one that examines the soccer world at large, one that's more Premier League-focused, and one that specifically follows New York Red Bulls II, the Red Bulls' USL team. You can find them all at this link. lastwordfc.podbean.com
Max & Herc
ESPN broadcaster Max Bretos and former US national team forward Herculez Gomez bring their perspective to MLS, the US national team and other North American soccer-related subjects.
Men in Blazers
These English-born, living-in-America soccer enthusiasts have converted their distinctive and sometimes irreverent podcast into a TV show, focused on NBC Sports’ Premier League coverage, but they still admire and discuss MLS on what they call “the pod.”
The Mutant Gene Podcast with Alexi Lalas
USMNT legend and current FOX analyst Alexi Lalas offers hot topics and hot takes, complemented by conversations with interesting (and even sometimes controversial!) guests.
The North American Soccer Show by World Football Index
Open Wide For Some Soccer
With a name inspired by perhaps the greatest soccer gag on The Simpsons, MLSsoccer.com and DCist writer Pablo Maurer, along with Goal.com editors Seth Vertelney and Thomas Floyd talk all things D.C. United, MLS and USMNT.
Over the Ball
ESPN’s Kevin Flynn covers MLS soccer in-depth, welcoming a variety of heavy-hitter guests. This is a top pick, especially, for anyone who wants to hear from head coaches, front office figures, and domestic fan favorites.
The Planet Futbol Podcast
Featuring veteran American soccer journalists Grant Wahl and Brian Straus, this podcast takes Sports Illustrated soccer coverage and extends it into long-form discussions. A recent episode highlighted Wahl’s conversation with Kristine Lilly, Jimmy Conrad, and Tab Ramos at the recent American Outlaws Rally in Austin.
This podcast takes on all three MLS Pacific Northwest teams, but branches out from Cascadia to opine on league-wide happenings.
Prost Amerika's Sean Maslin and Matt Hoffman lead this weekly (or close to it) review of MLS, including some interviews mixed in with lively conversations. prostamerika.com/category/culture/podcasts-2/radio-mls
Simon Allen Soccer Radio
Simon has been at soccer podcasting since 2005, and his latest project covers the globe but makes MLS (and personalities affiliated with the league) part of the mix. simonallensoccer.com/SimonAllenSoccer/Listen/Listen.html
Helmed by veteran soccer reporter Steve Davis and ESPN NBA reporter Marc Stein (who covered the USMNT in the late 80s and early 90s), this offering from ESPN Radio’s Dallas affiliate takes a wide-angle view of MLS. Given its location, though, don’t be surprised by some extra love shown to FCD.
The Soccer Thread
Four friends from Portland, LA, Chicago, and Philly -- all who support those cities' MLS teams, respectively -- came together to start podcasting under this name during this past Copa America. They cover MLS, as well as soccer all over the world.
Dustyn Richardson and Mark Kastner, who host from their respective Houston and Seattle homes, bring players and journalists from the MLS world to complement their comprehensive, well-produced weekly look at the league.
Total Soccer Show
Launched by Richmonders Taylor Rockwell and Daryl Grove back in 2009 for their local public radio station, the show has become one of the longest-running and most-admired American soccer shows. Their start-of-season "Very Specific Predictions" covered both the Western Conference and Eastern Conference in amusing and admirable fashion.
MLSSoccer.com contributor Phil West is a regular guest on this hour-long, Austin-based radio show that looks across the globe and the Lone Star State. https://soundcloud.com/hornfm/sets/the-throw-in
This term refers to the disconnect between French-speaking and English-speaking Canadians. It's applied here to Canadian soccer podcasters Kev Laramee (of Montreal) and Duane Rollins (of Toronto), who sound plenty together. stitcher.com/podcast/the-two-solitudes-mls-podcast
Watchin MLS with the Ginger and Joe
The podcast from two self-proclaimed “fans raised on MLS” aim for weekly reviews of the league's most compelling storylines. itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/watchin-mls-ginger-joe/id1040177418?mt=2
It’s technically part of the Portland Timbers Football Collective network of creators. But this show is equal opportunity in its love for North American soccer – besides analysis of and talk about MLS, they also discuss other domestic leagues.
MLS-CENTRIC YOUTUBE CHANNELS AND SHOWS
The hilarious USMNT and MLS veteran and former KICK TV personality, who some know as “Conradinho,” creates vlogs on his YouTube channel often delving into MLS matters. youtube.com/user/TheJimmyConrad
This expansive YouTube channel covers the entire world of the global game, with a heavy dose of MLS. Of course, too, it features former MLSer Heath Pearce as a main on-camera personality. youtube.com/user/KICK
MLS' official YouTube channel
Besides highlights and features, this is where you'll also find episodes of shows with regular installments, like This Week in MLS. youtube.com/user/mls
The MLS Show
Hosted by Barry Cass and Peter McPartland, this show makes for one of the very earliest YouTube channels devoted solely to MLS -- and it comes from across the pond, with a UK perspective. youtube.com/channel/UC8C93vVZxymyQqfL7BOjqrw
These podcasters have also created a YouTube channel which mixes soccer coverage with sandwich reviews, and occasionally takes them on location to spots like the Jimmy Conrad Invitational pick-up game at MLS Cup 2016. youtube.com/channel/UC9vSK3zfF1NsQpsqyYV2Kug
MLS Fantasy Insider
Part of the unique experience of playing MLS Fantasy is that it can be pretty difficult to make your picks for the week. This show helpfully tries to make sense of it all for you.
RotoWire Fantasy Soccer Podcast
Brought to you by a site chock-full of details for almost all fantasy sports, this podcast focuses heavily on fantasy Premier League and MLS, but touches on other global leagues and tournaments, too.
Atlanta United FC
Atlanta United Traffic Report
Two hosts helm this emergent podcast claiming to be “the ultimate Atlanta United podcast that occasionally mentions the rest of MLS and United States soccer.” soundcloud.com/atlanta-united-podcast
Mouths of the South
The team at SB Nation’s Dirty South Soccer has been active in covering the expansion team’s progress toward kickoff, including a podcast that already has a sizable library of episodes about the team. One memorable episode, “The ZLATLANTA Episode,” pondered the possibility of attracting the famed Swedish striker to Atlanta, while other episodes have chronicled the acquisition of players as the team builds its inaugural roster. They also have a live call-in feature during their recording of the podcast, allowing fans to be part of an episode. dirtysouthsoccer.com/atlanta-united-fc-podcast
Jarrett Smith and Jason Longshore borrow the ubiquitous Atlanta street name for a podcast on all things Atlanta soccer. blogtalkradio.com/peachtreepost
This podcast, from one of the principal Atlanta supporters groups, brings some front office voices in to augment the fan perspective. terminuslegion.com/category/podcast
Official Team Podcast: Chicago Fire Weekly
This production from ESPN Chicago features Fire legend Frank Klopas and soccer writer Paul Tenorio joining the station’s Fred Huebner, featuring broadcasters, former players, and regular appearances from the Fire front office.
Fire Confidential Live
Go in-depth with all the latest media roundtables, trades, and happenings at the club. soundcloud.com/firepodfc
Fire on Ice Soccer
Determined to inject some levity into an increasingly frustrated fan base, former SB Nation writers Jeff Engelhardt and Ryan Voyles started Fire on Ice this year to deliver "chill takes" on the team in this weekly podcast.
Fuego de mi Vida
Gregg Mixdorf hosts this Spanish-titled (but English-language) podcast featuring a diverse panel of Fire fans.
Official Team Podcast: Rapids Podcast
The club’s official weekly podcast features Conor McGahey and Richard Fleming interviewing players; a recent episode also featured MLS Commissioner Don Garber.
The Voice of Centennial 38
This podcast features a packed house from the Rapids' faithful C38 supporters group, with the passion you'd expect from the full-90s fan and the laid-back attitude you'd expect from Coloradoans. centennial38sg.blogspot.com/p/podcasts.html#Podcast
Columbus Crew SC
Official Team Podcast: Inside the Crew SC
Hear all Crew SC happenings straight from the team itself – live on 102.5 FM if you’re in the Columbus area, or via podcast from anywhere else. stitcher.com/podcast/inside-the-crew
This podcast is an outgrowth of the SB Nation site run by dedicated Crew fan-journalists, and includes post-match shows recorded in the Nordecke.
Like Massive Report, Filibuster is a product of an SB Nation site – namely, the D.C. United-focused Black and Red United, with episode titles like “More Cats Than Umlauts” and “Band of Chest Tassels.”
The 19th Minute
Billing itself as a podcast “for the fans, by the fans,” this podcast launched last year to cover FC Dallas, involving a group in a living room that records on Sunday evenings.
Dallas Diablos Radio
Here’s a podcast for FC Dallas superfans, by FC Dallas superfans. In 2016, they’re all about discussing whether or not FCD will make a run for MLS Cup.
Though they’re Dallas-based, this show excels at discussing FC Dallas while giving the team context by exploring the world of national and international soccer at large.
Glenn Davis Soccer
The Houston soccer broadcaster (and former player), in addition to appearing on numerous league-wide broadcasts and podcasts to give Dynamo insights, has his weekly ESPN 97.5 FM radio show in podcast form. audioboom.com/channel/glenn-davis-soccer
Jen Cooper, who also hosts the MiXXed Zone podcast for Howler (which exclusively discusses women’s soccer), does this radio-show-made-podcast covering both the Dynamo and the Dash.
Started in August 2016, this fan-centric program features a call-in line for Dynamo followers, as well as interviews with players. As a fun tech innovation, this starts as a Facebook Live broadcast, whose audio then turns into a podcast. It's facebook.com/thepeel2005 for the former, and soundcloud.com/thepeel2005 for the latter. Also find them on youtube.com/channel/UCoiOuTZ7ca4OcObtEXuDbYA
Corner of the Galaxy
Running since 2009, this podcast (with 300 episodes and running) also includes a robust website that is a must for Galaxy fans.
LA is Our House
Here’s a newer and much-needed entry to the world of Galaxy-focused podcasts, which also covers MLS as a whole as well as the USMNT.
The more-or-less official podcast of the LA Riot Squad, it's no surprise that this one bills itself as by supporters, for supporters.
Heart of LAFC
Here's an early and strong contender among the growing field of LAFC supporter podcasts, hosted by Jerry Jimenez, as they gear up for the team's launch.
Active since early 2015, this podcast has featured the likes of LAFC President Tom Penn and soccer writer (and MLS contributor) Alicia Rodriguez weighing in on the City of Angels’ newest team as it gears up for the inaugural ’18 season.
This crew brings you the latest about LAFC in Spanish.
Minnesota soccer experts Jeff Rueter and Wes Burdine gear up for the Loons’ inaugural MLS season with this weekly podcast. fiftyfive.one/tag/podcast/
Loons Out of Water
This pod by MNU fans has traced the team's past history, and continues to follow as they move into MLS.
Two United Fans
Since 2014, they've chronicled both MNU and the North American soccer scene at large, mixed with some comedy, too (check their YouTube channel for that).
This weekly show, hosted by Jeremy Filosa and Arcadio Marcuzzi, covers the team top to bottom, from rumors to analysis, to news and interviews. This one is en francais.
Kan Football Club
This one's en francais. Hosts cover the world of the Impact, but also of how MLSers are fairing in international events such as AFCON. soundcloud.com/kanfootballclub
Loin de s'en foot
Hosted by Olivier Brett and Patrick Leduc, this one comes courtesy of broadcast partners RDS. (It's also in French.)
Off the Woodworkx
Kev Laramee’s podcast on Impact soccer is a little harder to find then it has been in past years; while iTunes and Stitcher leave off at the end of the ’15 season, 2016’s coverage is continuing on via the Sports Podcasting Network.
New England Revolution
Official Team Podcast: The Far Post Podcast
This official production from the Revs front office features lead host Jeff Lemieux and a sizable team of co-hosts, and has a decided sports talk radio vibe about it.
Podcasts on the New York City-area soccer scene overall
Derby Day FC
Tim McDonough and Tariq Hamami podcast about New York soccer with a positive outlook despite one recent podcast being titled, “This Season is Written by Kafka.” Fun fact: McDonough won a contest last year to be an NYCFC sideline reporter for a day. derbydayfc.com/episode-guide
Empire of Soccer
Soccer in the City
Hosts Tom Kolker, Glenn Crooks, and Roberto Abramowitz go in-depth on MLS in NYC on this CBS local production.
New York Red Bulls
Official Team Production: the Jesse Marsch Show
A monthly offering from Red Bull Radio, where you can listen to thoughts on the team from the head coach himself.
Red Bull Rant
The podcast from SB Nation’s Once a Metro crew dates back to 2012; the pre-Rivalry Week podcast featured a member of the network’s NYCFC counterpart site, Hudson River Blue, who may now never live down 7-0.
Longtime Red Bulls fan Mark Fishkin (a supporter since 1996) and reporter Joe Goldstein host the oldest RBNY podcast, which has been providing Red Bulls coverage since 2010. seeingredny.com
View From 202
This trio of hosts analyzes the world of the Red Bulls from Brooklyn, recapping the latest and greatest with the team. But they also pride themselves on bringing new fans into the fold, interviewing them about their experience with the team, Red Bull Arena, and the league overall.
Hopefully, you’ll know by the title that the tone here isn’t super-serious. This weekly show offers “rapturous pod talk on all things NYCFC.” itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/blue-balls-nycfc/id959810180?mt=2
Dudes in Blue
One of the newer NYCFC podcasts on the scene, this weekly show comes from the perspective of season ticket-holders, and loves to hear from NYCFC fans around the globe.
Blue City Radio
Launched just before the team’s inaugural season, the podcast is emerging as one of the best sources of info for NYCFC fans, incorporating interviews from journalists and broadcasters into the format.
The simply named podcast boasts on its Twitter account that it delivers “original NYCFC content, news, interviews and corny jokes to 60+ countries.”
Orlando City SC
Official Team Podcast: SoccerCast
The team’s official podcast invites you to bring experienced broadcasters Daniel Dennis and Tom Vann with you “in the car, in the gym, or at work.”
City Soccer Talk
City Soccer Talk has its origins in the independent Orlando City blog of the same name, but has relaunched as a standalone podcast. The show covers everything Orlando City soccer, on and off the field, in a fast-paced, weekly format.
The Fourth Official
This Lions-centric podcast features “weird soccer news from around the world” and game predictions as regular features. the4thofficialpodcast.podbean.com
Hailing from SB Nation’s The Mane Land, this punnily-named podcast looks at both the Lions and OCSC's new NWSL club, the Pride, with questions from listeners figuring into the mix of topics.
The Purple Mane
A team of three Florida natives, soccer fans, and (as the podcast makes clear) friends team up for what it proclaims as “a podcast for any and every Orlando City fan.”
Official Team Podcast: The 90th Minute
Presented on Philly’s CBS sports radio affiliate, this official production is hosted by TV vet and current Union exec Carl Cherkin.
Philly Soccer Show
A radio show made available in podcast form, KYW’s Greg Orlandini and Philly Soccer Page writer Eli Pearlman-Storch involve the radio station’s TV partner, present and former players, and other Philly sports personalities to talk soccer.
Official Team Podcast: Talk Timbers
This weekly show, from 750 AM the Game, is accessible as a podcast directly from the Timbers’ website, featuring insights from players, coaches, and journalists.
5 Minutes to Kickoff
Styled after a good chat at a bar with a friend, the hosts invite you to “pull up a bar stool, grab a pint,” and talk soccer, culture, and drink.
Jacks and Roses
A cross-Atlantic effort, this features two hosts – one based in Swansea, and one in Portland. As such, it discusses equally the happenings at both Swansea City and the Timbers.
This is a podcast “about the Timbers (mostly)” – no, they’re not afraid to diverge occasionally into other Portland-relevant topics, like the Trail Blazers.
The Portland Timbros
Though their intro has a comedian mocking their soccer podcast as “something for no one,” the four-person podcast team does a great job of capturing the ethos of the Timbers Army, and sounding like one of the more fun podcast squads to hang out with.
Rose City Soccer Show
This is another collection of fans and journalists with considerable acumen, producing a solid podcast weekly (or every two weeks, depending on the Timbers’ game schedule).
Soccer Made in Portland
The Oregonian’s Jamie Goldberg and Stumptown Footy’s Chris Rifer – two of the most knowledgeable soccer journalists in Portland – team up for this regular podcast hosted on the Oregonian’s Oregon Live site.
Part of the PTFC collective, this podcast covers everything about the club – from P2 to Thorns to the Timbers – from a supporter culture perspective.
Timbers Field Report
Another production from the American Soccer Analysis camp, this one is Timbers-specific with a regular focus on fandom and away-day travel.
Real Salt Lake
This weekly ESPN sports radio show, covering the RSL world, is also available in handy podcast form. espn700sports.com/podcasts
Salt City FC
The newest entry into the world of Real Salt Lake broadcasting, this radio show features hosts Jake Hatch and Sean Walker breaking down the latest team developments as well as welcoming special gusts. Like On Frame, it's available in podcast form, too. 1280thezone.com/category/soccer/mls/realsaltlake/
San Jose Earthquakes
The Soccer Hour
Ted Ramey, the "Voice of the Earthquakes," provides insights on the Bay Area's MLS team through this weekly one-hour show, originating on KNBR-AM. https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/knbr-680/the-soccer-hour
Goonie Time Radio
This relatively new entrant into the Quakes podcasting pantheon started life last year with a first episode titled, “A Very Bad First Attempt at Podcasting,” followed by a second episode titled, “A Better Attempt at Podcasting.” This year's early entries have branched out into interviews, include a recent conversation with Dominic Kinnear. soundcloud.com/quakes-fan
Quakes After 90
This trio of fans podcast about the Quakes, recently getting into sync weekly after some drop-off in the latter part of 2015; they also connect with fellow fans via Reddit. itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/quakes-after-90/id869667836?mt=2
Seattle Sounders FC
Sounder at Heart, the comprehensive SB Nation blog on the Sounders, offers this podcast with interviews and recaps as part of its wall-to-wall coverage.
Formerly called The Alan Gordon Radio Hour, three devoted Seattle fans take to this biweekly pod to discuss the Sounders, the whole of MLS, and “the American soccer hellscape.” itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/soccer-specific-podcast/id1066924906?mt=2
Sounders Pow Wow
Three self-identified Sounders FC season ticket holders have been talking about and recording their opinions on the Rave Green since 2009, honestly and sometimes irreverently.
One of the longest-running Sounders podcasts, the SonarFeed team has recently made the conversion to videocasting, with no shortage of topics or ability to expound on them.
Flounders B Team
This fun podcast comes from Tacoma, an hour to Seatlle's south, and home of a boisterous South Sound group of supporters. The podcast, in addition to covering the Sounders, also delves into the Sounders FC 2 USL franchise—who, by virtue of playing at Starfire Arena in Tukwila, are actually geographically closer to Tacoma then their MLS squad. www.floundersbteam.com/
Sporting Kansas City
Active since 2015, this podcast alternates between breaking down SKC matches and reviewing action throughout MLS.
This podcast from the Kansas City Star, though it covers all Kansas City sports, devotes a good deal of its stream to Sporting.
Official Team Podcast: Come On You Reds
Hosts interview players and journalists, when not keeping discussions running with co-hosts, for the club’s official podcast.
East Side Stand Up
The three-person podcast team from Red Nation Online brings regular insights on Toronto FC, including detailed post-match wrap-ups.
Here are all things Toronto FC, with some larger MLS talk – from the perspective of comedian and magician (!) hosts based in the U.K.
This weekly show from Sportsnet 590 The FAN takes a TFC-centric look takes a TFC-centric look at MLS, featuring interviews with players, journalists, and in one recent episode, GM Bill Manning. itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tfc-pitchside/id597920406?mt=2
Offering “football, facts, and frivolity,” this pod often goes for irreverent angles, like imagining how TFC would have been different in the Victorian era.
Official Team Podcast: Sideline Stories
This official team podcast, hosted by Perry Solkowski, aims to go in-depth with players, mostly about topics off the field. The debut episode, for example, featured David Ousted discussing his "biggest regret."
Away from the Numbers
This podcast – headed up by MLSsoccer.com contributor Michael McColl – started life as a Scottish fanzine in 1989, found its way to Canada, and converted into digital form. Along the way, its founders decided to do a Whitecaps-themed podcast, which includes one of the Radio Cascadia crew.
From the Backline
Two Vancity Buzz digital journalists engineer this weekly podcast which features interviews as well as preview and recaps of Whitecaps FC and Whitecaps FC 2 matches.
Off the Pitch
A weekly radio offering on Vancouver’s TSN radio, host Mike Martignano discusses all things Whitecaps, along with “some thoughts on fried chicken and movies like Rocky IV.” itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/off-pitch-province-podcasts/id1132374320?mt=2
The Whitecaps Weekly
Part of Province Sports Radio, the show’s hosts promise Whitecaps “news and views from the sideline to the dressing room.”
Soccer Talk with Tyler Green and Simon Fudge
This one goes in-depth on Whitecaps, but also takes a larger-view look at MLS and even occasionally EPL.