Soccer 2 The MAX makes its long-awaited return! Erik and Rachael wrap up MLS Cup 2020 (featuring a mini-rant about Rachael’s Sounders and what’s to come for 2021) and the two USMNT friendlies to wrap up the year. The pair also discusses who got snubbed for the US Male Player of the Year award, and Rachael wraps up with a special shoutout to Megan Rapinoe for her statement after inclusion in the FIFPro Women’s World11.
MLS Cup 2020 Recap, What’s Next for the USMNT?, Megan Rapinoe Stands Up
About Soccer 2 The MAX
A podcast about the world’s game with a focus on the United States Men’s and Women’s club and international scenes, with some Concacaf discussion thrown-in as well. Whether it’s breaking down Major League Soccer, NWSL, U.S. Men and Women’s National teams, and even some USL in there too. Starring Rachael Kriger, a current soccer writer for multiple outlets, and former writers Erik Watkins and Sean Garmer, the three come together to make the perfect attacking triangle each week. All three also played soccer growing up and into high school as well. So, these are three Footy lovers that have discussions about the happenings on this side of the pond.
While he was never really the best on the field, Erik’s always had a deep-rooted passion for the beautiful game. From discovering it in Maryland thanks to DC United to cheering on Manchester United since the days of Ruud van Nistelrooy. Not to mention, considering donning purple hair to cheer Orlando City SC today. From MLS to USL and NASL (Viva Armada!) to even dreaming of training and playing in the MASL, if it’s soccer, he’s usually on it.
Don’t let height fool you. Before becoming a journalist, Rachael Kriger was a goalkeeper. Yes, all 5-feet-two-inches of her. Now, don’t ask if she was good or not because that answer is up for debate. Rachael covers the U.S. men’s and women’s national teams, the Seattle Sounders and NWSL for Last Word on Soccer as a senior editor. She loves football with an undying passion. Yes, she calls it football, since she hails from Europe (the colder part: aka, Moscow). Rachael’s favorite clubs are Borussia Mönchengladbach in Germany, Seattle Sounders in MLS, Washington Spirit in the NWSL, and the U.S. and Russian national teams.
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