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USMNT Status Report

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Episode #42

Team USA with a strong win at home against Canada!  But did anybody see it, and did it matter?  Where is the USMNT at in the progression from World Cup qualifying failures to World Cup hopefuls?

Memo is here to take a closer look at the entire USMNT team roster and the recent result.  How the current coaching strategy mixes with the play on the pitch and roster selections is always a fun conversation.  We want to know ... Is the young player audition time over?!?  When will the real team show up for a match?

Thank you for finding us and listening.  We hope to build a solid soccer community together with you based on fun, respect, and love for the beautiful game.

Host:  Memo
Producer:  Jay Fratt
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Battle of the EPL Titans and the MLS Cup

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Episode #41

Liverpool vs Manchester City in the EPL.  Bundesliga brotherly flop.  MLS Cup.  Arsenal shoved from top four.

This past week was a Fabinho banger of big soccer matches.  Has Leicester City passed Arsenal in top four hierarchy?  Is Chelsea for real?  How did Liverpool dismantle Manchester City.  If a big match between two Bundesliga heavyweights occurred, would anybody know?  Memo is back in studio to break it all down.

Thank you for finding us and listening.  We hope to build a solid soccer community together with you based on fun, respect, and love for the beautiful game.

Host:  Memo
Producer:  Jay Fratt
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Kick from the Spot Website
Email: kickfromthespot@gmail.com

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Smokin Js
Music Credit:
Moody Beats

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Hole in VAR Disallowed

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There has always been a huge flaw in VAR, just lurking under the surface waiting to show itself.  As of yet, this chasm hasn't been found in the natural course of play.  On Sunday, the referee could have covered it up for the league and VAR opponents.

What would happen if a clear error was made on a penalty call, but as time passed waiting for an opportunity to stop play to review, the opposing team scores!  WHAT WOULD HAPPEN?  We were sure to find out this weekend in the biggest match thus far of the year, as Sterling of City was denied a clear goal scoring opportunity by a Liverpool hand ball.  This clear penalty hand ball in the box was missed by the referee.  No big deal, at the first stop of play, everything would be corrected.  But immediately before the match found a dead ball moment, Liverpool rushed down and scored on an unlikely swift power strike.
So what now?    - Penalty!  And the latter goal is disallowed.  Kick from the spot.  - Penalty!  And the latter goal is allo…

Kick from the Spot Reboot

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Episode 40 ... We're Back

Lifelong soccer all star Memo brings his soccer passion and addiction to the Kick from the Spot podcast.  In his first episode in the captains chair, Memo brings us all up to speed on first third of the season.  But more importantly we get to know him and his knowledge of the beautiful game.

This version of the Kick from the Spot podcast will follow Memo's soccer addiction wherever it takes us.  Yes, there may even be some MLS discussion.  Sit back and enjoy this special conversational episode.  Memo has a lot of plans for the pod focused on community and enjoying the sport we love.

English Premier League is top dog, like Messi.  But how does Messi's control help or hurt Barca?  Why is the Bundesliga the best league for young Americans?

Thank you for finding us and listening.  We hope to build a solid soccer community together with you based on fun, respect, and love for the beautiful game.

Host:  Memo
Producer:  Jay Fratt

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EP-039 Champions League Review USMNT and As the World Turns in Manchester

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Matchday 1 of 6 is done and dusted. RIP Tottenham! Jay flies solo in the Smokin Js podcast studio recapping the important Champions League matches. Why is Tottenham sunk and yet Manchester City still floating on? Liverpool vs PSG did not fail to disappoint.

Christian Pulisic is the best USMNT player ever, and he just turned 20. Just happened to score a Champions League match winner on his birthday. #special
Jay pays tribute to the week the USMNT star had, and settles a few scores with whiny Outlaws.

The special Jose Mourinho segment is back As the World Turns in Manchester. There is no limit of players in the blame game.

Are Chelsea for real? We are going to find out! It's on and popping this weekend against Liverpool, and there are no excuses or obstacles for either team.

If you fought Fabian Delph, apparently you wouldn't have to worry about kicks. Whiff!

Thank you for finding us and listening.  We hope to build a solid soccer community together with you based o…

EP-038 Champions League is Back and Jay Goes Deep in the Lounge

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John and Jay are back together again! The guys review the big matches from the EPL Matchday 5. Tottenham vs Liverpool and Watford vs Manchester United are discussed.

Champions League is back, and the guys are giddy with excitement for the matches in the first week of group play. Inter Milan host Tottenham and Liverpool host PSG in the most compelling match-ups of the most competitive groups. All the angles are laid out.

News! We got news even though Jose Mourinho makes no guest appearance in this podcast. Douglas Costa shares some DNA, Vertonghen goes knuckle deep, Lloris gets close with his fans, and there will be drinks spilled on the pitch during winged violence.

Stay tuned, the Jagermeister keg-orator is requested, John is challenged in his high Chelsea perch, and Jay make some questionable comments during the lounge segment. Stay tuned till the end. It's gold Jerry, I tell yeah, it's gold!

If Red Bull gives you wings, then what does RasenBallsport give you?

Than…

EP-037 USA USA USA USMNT Soccer News and EPL Weekend Preview

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US Mens National team continues auditions for prime time against Brazil and Mexico. RIP Paul Arriola. Weston McKennie moves closer to a solid spot in midfield. The competitive defensive back line has become a point of strength for the US squad. John and Jay get it in three beers deep.

Tax fraud or tax avoidance? Is it really the players that came up with the shell corporations and offshore accounts. Jay digs deep on the super agent Jorge Mendes, and his role in the recent Spanish tax avoidance sentences. John takes a look the senseless African stampedes, and how the past continues to repeat itself.

Tottenham vs Liverpool and Watford vs Manchester United top the list of matches this weekend. But how does Champions League affect both matches. We'll set up both matches for you, and even give you gamblers an edge.

We opened no new offshore accounts for Jorge Mendes during the production of this podcast.

Thank you for finding us and listening.  We hope to build a solid socce…