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Talkin’ soccer and life with the people who matter in Major League Soccer. Hosted by DC101’s Gregory Roche.


Ben Olsen Previews The Rest D.C. United’s Season
Jul 2 • 46 min
D.C. United head coach Ben Olsen joins Roche to discuss the life of a soccer dad and how/if to coach your kid, keeping an eye on the Academy, and the number 14 in DC history. Then, Roche compares Branko Boskovic and Zoltan Stieber and asks Olsen if …
Ryan Martin On The Reality Of Loudoun United And D.C. United
Jun 13 • 41 min
New Loudoun United head coach Ryan Martin joins Roche to discuss his new role in the D.C. United organization, what Loudoun United means to the Black And Red, and, integrating youth players into the professional ranks. Then, Martin breaks down the h…
Griffin Yow Is 16 And A Professional Soccer Player
Jun 6 • 32 min
D.C. United’s 16 year old homegrown signing, Griffin Yow, joins Roche on the latest episode of Pitch Pass.
Donovan Pines: D.C. United Is My Home
May 9 • 68 min
Pro Soccer USA’s Emily Olsen on D.C. United’s form and rookie defender Donovan Pines on his journey from the academy to the first team.
Chris McCann Is Still Irish
Apr 5 • 24 min
D.C. United’s Chris McCann previews DCU vs LAFC.
Jordan Culver Previews OCSC v DCU. Plus, Pablo Maurer Talks Johan Cruyff
Mar 28 • 62 min
The Orlando Sentinel’s Jordan Culver previews Orlando City vs. D.C. United plus The Athletic’s Pablo Maurer on Johan Cruyff’s American legacy.
Paul Arriola On His Blistering Start To The New Season
Mar 14 • 29 min
D.C. United’s Paul Arriola joins DC101’s Roche to discuss his MLS season so far, USMNT Coach Gregg Berhalter’s style, and the cold, wet opener at Audi Field.
D.C. United Defender Steven Birnbaum And The Athletic’s Felipe Cardenas On Atlanta United Vs. D.C. United
Feb 27 • 64 min
Defender Steven Birnbaum and The Athletic’s Felipe Cardena preview the marquee match up for the opening weekend of the new MLS season between D.C. United and Atlanta United
D.C. United Technical Director Dane Murphy
Feb 22 • 33 min
D.C. United Technical Directore Dane Murphy joins DC101’s Roche to discuss his role with the club and gives a Loudoun United update.
The Athletic’s Paul Tenorio On MLS’s “Helicpoter General Managing” And D.C. United’s Akeem Ward On Life As A Professional
Feb 8 • 50 min
The Athletic’s Paul Tenorio on MLS’s “helicopter parent” style of managing its teams. Then, D.C. United rookie Akeem Ward on life as a professional soccer player.
Dave Kasper On D.C. United’s New Reality
Jan 24 • 22 min
D.C. United GM Dave Kasper gets Roche caught up on the club as the 2019 MLS season gets started.
The Athletic’s Pablo Maurer On D.C. United’s Quietly Eventful Offseason
Jan 16 • 78 min
The Athletic’s Pablo Maurer summarizes D.C. United’s quietly eventful offseason as it comes to a close.
Bobby Boswell: There Are No Easy Games For Atlanta United
Nov 8, 2018 • 46 min
Bobby Boswell on the MLS Cup Playoffs and the future of the CBA.
Crew SC FW Patrick Mullins And Columbus Dispatch Reporter Andrew Erickson
Oct 31, 2018 • 45 min
A preview of the Knockout Round match between D.C. United and Columbus Crew with The Columbus Dispatch’s Andrew Erickson and Crew SC FW Patrick Mullins
Chris Durkin And Sebastian Salazar On D.C. United’s Playoff Chances
Oct 25, 2018 • 62 min
D.C. United MF Chris Durkin and ESPN’s Sebastian Salazar discuss the team’s playoff chances.
Nick DeLeon Is Back From The Wilderness
Oct 11, 2018 • 28 min
It’s been a long road back for D.C. United’s longest tenured player. But Nick DeLeon is back and ready to contribute to DCU’s playoff push. Nick talks about his journey to get back on the pitch and the self pity that crept in. He also shares his exc…
RFK Memories With D.C. United Legends Bobby Boswell and Chris Pontius
Oct 11, 2018 • 38 min
Two legends of D.C. United join Roche to share some memories and stories of RFK Stadium. Bobby Boswell and Chris Pontius give some career highlights on the field and tell Roche some of the strange things associated with working daily at RFK.
Audi Field And The D.C. United Supporters’ Group Situation
Oct 11, 2018 • 77 min
Roche is joined by ESPN’s Sebastian Salazar to discuss D.C. United’s new stadium, Audi Field, the debut of global superstar, Wayne Rooney, and the supporters’ groups controversy and how divisive it has become for all the fans of the club.
Hola y Bienvenido, Russell Canouse!
Oct 11, 2018 • 20 min
MF Russell Canouse on his bond with Wayne Rooney, the injury that wiped out the first half of his season, his guitar playing ability, and his Spanish lessons.
Charlie Boehm & Jalen Robinson On D.C. United’s Pathway 2 Pro Initiative
Oct 11, 2018 • 59 min
This week, D.C. United announced their Pathway 2 Pro initiative. Journalist Charles Boehm joins Roche to discuss what P2P is, how it will work, and what it means for the D.C. United Academy and youth soccer in the DMV. Then, DCU Academy grad Jalen R…
Thomas Rongen | Episode 531
Dec 10, 2015 • 42 min
We coach Thomas Rongen about MLS Cup Playoffs, the 4-3-3 formation in MLS (great insight here), Freddy Adu’s future and much more. Don’t miss this one.
Diego Valeri and Sebastian Salazar | Episode 530
Dec 3, 2015 • 58 min
MLS Cup Preview Edition: We talk to Portland Timbers midfielder Diego Valeri about his playoff beard, trash talking with Federico Higuain, craft beer drinker and MLS Cup. In the second segment, CSN-Washington anchor and reporter Sebastian Salazar joins…
Ethan Finlay | Episode 529
Nov 19, 2015 • 26 min
Columbus Crew SC winger Ethan Finlay calls in to talk about his Eye Of The Tiger compression shorts, his acting and directing skills, NY Red Bulls and more.
Evan Bush and Tim Parker | Episode 528
Nov 5, 2015 • 51 min
“Defense wins championships,” goes the old saying. So this week we spoke to a pair of key defensive players. In the first segment we tak to Montreal Impact Goalkeeper Evan Bush about his teams playoff run, Drogba, and his route to MLS. Then we discuss …
Chris Pontius and Garth Lagerwey | Episode 527
Oct 29, 2015 • 53 min
D.C. United midfielder Chris Pontius discuss his Knockout Round goal, injury status, and … golf! In the second segment Sounders executive Garth Lagerwey talks about his official title, soccer analytics, and more.
Herculez Gomez | Episode 526
Oct 22, 2015 • 32 min
Toronto FC forward Herculez Gomez calls in to talk about his return to MLS, his baby announcement, professional athletes on Twitter, and much more. Don’t miss this one.
Kurt Larson and Matt Hedges | Episode 525
Oct 8, 2015 • 46 min
TorontoFC and Canada National Team columnist Kurtis Larson calls in to talk about TFC’s playoff chances and the Canadian National Team. In the second segment, we talk to FC Dallas defender about his FIFA 16 rating, FC Dallas’ current form and his Canad…
Cyle Larin | Episode 524
Oct 2, 2015 • 21 min
Orlando City SC forward discusses playing against Drogba and with Kaka. He also talks about his outstanding rookie season … and the best places to shop in Orlando.
Jonathan Tannenwald | Episode 523
Sep 24, 2015 • 49 min
Jonathan Tannenwald of Philly.com checks in to discuss the upcoming Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Final.
Sebastian Salazar | Episode 522
Sep 11, 2015 • 77 min
We go around the league and talk USA-MEX with CSN anchor, Sebastian Salazar.
Michael Parkhurst and Alexi Lalas | Episode 521
Sep 2, 2015 • 52 min
We talk to Columbus Crew SC defender Michael Parkhurst about fantasy football, the Eastern Conference playoff race, and more. In the second segment, Alex Lalas calls in to discuss the difference in styles between New York Red Bulls and LA Galaxy and th…
Quincy Amarikwa | Episode 520
Aug 28, 2015 • 24 min
It is #QuincyTime on PitchPass this week. San Jose Earthquakes’ Quincy Amarikwa talks about his preferred position, “man buns”, and the upcoming Cali Classico.
Jesse Marsch and Kevin Payne | Episode 519
Aug 12, 2015 • 65 min
New York Red Bulls head coach Jesse Marsch discusses his team’s season and his work with the Red Bulls Academy and the recent NYvNY derby. In the second segment we talk to U.S. Club Soccer CEO and former D.C. United President Kevin Payne about U.S. Clu…
Bobby Boswell | Episode 518
Aug 6, 2015 • 47 min
D.C. United captain and centerback Bobby Boswell talks about his penchant to get forward (#WhiteRooney), United’s current form and tight finances, and fishing in the Potomac River.
John Strong | Episode 517
Aug 5, 2015 • 48 min
FOX Sports play-by-play man, John Strong calls in to discuss MLS, Gold Cup, and the Women’s World Cup. Don’t miss this discussion with one of the leading voices in North American soccer.
Zach Pfeffer and Brian Straus | Episode 516
Jul 15, 2015 • 68 min
Philadelphia Union midfield Zach Pfeffer talks about growing up an MLS fan and then playing in the league and if his recent red card could be seen as a positive. In the second segment, Sports Illustrated writer Brian Straus the Tao of Klinsmann and how…
Ethan Finlay | Episode 515
Jul 8, 2015 • 21 min
Columbus Crew SC winger Ethan Finlay calls in for a wide ranging discussion that spans from Settlers of Catan to playing with Kei Kamara.
Dom Dwyer and Paul Tenorio | Episode 514
Jun 18, 2015 • 44 min
We talk to Sporting KC forward Dom Dwyer and then Paul Tenorio of the Orlando Sentinel.
Jozy Altidore and Rodney Wallace | Episode 513
Jun 11, 2015 • 30 min
Toronto FC and U.S. National Team forward Jozy Altidore helps us break down the “exciting” USMNT result against Germany and why he decided to return to MLS. He offers candid comments about how life off the field affected his performance. Also find out …
Tally Hall | Episode 512
May 27, 2015 • 29 min
Orlando City SC goalkeeper Tally Hall talks camouflage, Kaka, turning 30 and more.
Chad Barrett and Alicia Rodriguez
May 21, 2015 • 46 min
We talk to Seattle Sounders forward Chad Barrett about his Entourage life this week, playing with Oba and Clint, and turning 30. In the second segment we go around the league with thegoatparade.com and mlssoccer.com editor Alicia Rodriguez.
Tesho Akindele and Sebastian Salazar | Episode 510
May 15, 2015 • 52 min
FC Dallas forward Tesho Akindele shares his Settlers of Catan and Monopoly advice and we discuss his options with the USA vs Canada national teams. In the second segment, we check in with long-time friend of the show and CSN-Washington anchor Sebastian…
Jeb Brovsky & Mike Petke | Episode 509
May 8, 2015 • 52 min
[Episode updated to correct an audio issue.] New York vs New York episode! NYCFC defender Jeb Brovsky previews Sunday’s match and discusses his awesome mustache. In the second segment, we talk to special guest Mike Petke about how he felt returning to …
Benny Feilhaber and Travis Worra | Episode 508
Apr 29, 2015 • 44 min
Sporting KC midfielder Benny Feilhaber on reacting the George Brett’s pine tar incident at Yankee Stadium, his “Master the Mane” charitable program, best moustaches in MLS - and we talk some soccer. In the second segment, we check in with Travis Worra …
Dax McCarty | Episode 507
Apr 23, 2015 • 22 min
New York Red Bulls Dax McCarty checks in to talk about the Red Bulls’ season, the team’s offseason changes, and his role on the team. Plus he shares his recommendations for where to eat in New York.
Clint Irwin and Brian Dunseth | Episode 505
Apr 16, 2015 • 42 min
Find out why Colorado Rapids GK Clint Irwin sometimes feels “so left out”, why he authors blog posts, and his thoughts on the Rapids’ current form. In the second segment we talk to Brian Dunseth about the USMNT, RSL, and the rest of MLS.
Jalil Anibaba and Kyle McCarthy | Episode 505
Apr 9, 2015 • 40 min
Boston Herald writer and FOX Soccer editor Kyle McCarthy discusses Klinsmann’s national team camps and we go around MLS. In the second segment, Sporting KC defender Jalil Anibaba checks into talk about Game of Thrones, playing outside back, and the lig…
Chris Pontius and Alexi Lalas | Episode 504
Apr 2, 2015 • 53 min
D.C. United midfielder Chris Pontius about his club’s current form, free agency, and DC stadium dreams. In the second segment, we talk to soccer analyst Alexi Lalas about his move to FOX Sports, the USMNT, and go around MLS.
Jonathan Tannenwald | Episode 503
Mar 26, 2015 • 37 min
Jonathan Tannenwald of Philly.com checks in to discuss Minne United, TV and media issues, and the Philadelphia Union’s current troubles.
Brian Straus and Matt Hedges | Episode 502
Mar 19, 2015 • 68 min
We talk about Minnesota United and go around the league with Sports Illustrated writer Brian Straus. In the second segment, FC Dallas and U.S. National Team defender Matt Hedges about part-time jobs, his EA Sports ranking, muscle cars and more.
Tyler Deric | Episode 501
Mar 12, 2015 • 25 min
We kickoff the 2015 season with a great first guest. Houston Dynamo Goalkeeper Tyler Deric joins us to talk about the new CBA, the first week of the season, covering Dez Bryant in high school, and his favorite president.
Grant Wahl and Teal Bunbury | Episode 436
Dec 4, 2014 • 47 min
Sports Illustrated senior writer Grant Wahl discusses the latest news in MLS and the MLS Cup Final. Then we talk to New England midfielder Teal Bunbury about his chance to play in the Cup Final, his sister’s acting career, and more.
Robbie Rogers & Kyle Martino | Episode 435
Nov 26, 2014 • 40 min
We talk to LA Galaxy full back about his new book “Coming Out to Play” and the MLS Playoffs. In the second segment, we talk to NBCSN analyst Kyle Martino about playoffs and … moustaches.
Phil Rawlins and Stefan Frei | Episode 434
Nov 19, 2014 • 35 min
Orlando City SC president Phil Rawlins checks in to talk about the club’s preparations for upcoming drafts and the 2015 MLS season. In the second segment we discuss ponytails and PKs with Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei.
Charlie Davies and Sebastian Salazar | Episode 433
Nov 6, 2014 • 57 min
We talk Jermaine Jones, locker room music, and MLS Playoffs with New England Revolution forward Charlie Davies and then NBCSN soccer analyst Sebastian Salazar helps us break down all the Leg 2 matches.
Dax McCarty | Episode 432
Oct 29, 2014 • 26 min
New York Red Bulls midfielder and friend of the show, Dax McCarty, checks in ahead of his playoff match. We discuss plating Sporting KC twice in a week, the CBA, and more. Don’t miss this one.
Dave Kaval & Dan Gargan | Episode 431
Oct 23, 2014 • 36 min
San Jose Earthquakes President Dave Kaval discusses his team’s new stadium and hiring Dominic Kinnear. In the second segment, we check back in with LA Galaxy right back Dan Gargan as he prepares for the MLS Cup Playoffs.
Diego Valeri | Episode 430
Oct 17, 2014 • 12 min
MLS MVP candidate Diego Valeri on learning English, translating trash talk, living in Portland and where he keeps all his timber slices from Timber Joey.
Jonathan Tannenwald | Episode 429
Oct 15, 2014 • 43 min
Jonathan Tannenwald of Philly.com checks in to discuss MLS Commissioner Don Garber’s response to Jurgen Klinsmann comments and the Philadelphia Union’s current form.
Kei Kamara and Grant Wahl | Episode 428
Oct 9, 2014 • 32 min
Sports Illustrated senior writer Grant Wahl discusses the upcoming USMNT match and Landon Donovan’s retirement. In the second segment, we talk to Kei Kamara about returning the MLS and Columbus.
Alexi Lalas and Jordan Harvey | Episode 427
Oct 2, 2014 • 53 min
ESPN soccer analyst Alexi Lalas shares the inside scoop on Chivas USA, Jim Curtin’s future in Philadelphia, and the possible sale of New York Red Bulls. In the second segment, we talk to Whitecaps FC defender Jordan Harvey.
Ben Olsen and Kurt Larson | Episode 426
Sep 26, 2014 • 38 min
Toronto Sun soccer columnist Kurtis Larson shares his inside knowledge about Jermain Defoe, BMO Field upgrades, and TFC’s chances of making the playoffs. In the second segment D.C. United’s Head Coach addresses his team’s current form in Champions Leag…
Gyasi Zardes and Sebastian Salazar | Episode 425
Sep 19, 2014 • 58 min
LA Galaxy homegrown forward Gyasi Zardes on the FIFA ‘15, playing for an academy vs college, and his team’s current form. In the second segment, CSN-Houston and NBCSN soccer analyst Sebastian Salazar helps us break down what’s happening around MLS.
Kyle McCarthy | Episode 424
Aug 28, 2014 • 31 min
Boston Herald writer and FOX Soccer editor Kyle McCarthy discusses Jermaine Jones joining New England Revolution and updates us on the latest news from around the league.
Matt Besler and Adam Jardy |Episode 423
Aug 22, 2014 • 54 min
Sporting KC and U.S. Men’s National Team defender Matt Besler checks in to talk MLS, CONCACAF Champions League, and why he loves playing for Sporting KC. In the second segment, Adam Jardy of the The Columbus Dispatch shares his reporting on the current…
Jon Busch and Stephen Keel | Episode 422
Aug 7, 2014 • 48 min
San Jose Earthquakes goalkeeper Jon Busch checks in to talk about new stadiums, California Classico, and MLS playoffs. In the second segment, FC Dallas defender Stephen Keel about IM screen names, the plight of the curly haired man, and - of course - s…
Ethan Finlay and Charlie Davies | Episode 421
Aug 1, 2014 • 49 min
Columbus Crew winger, Ethan Finlay joins the show talk about is scoring surge, Kirk Urso Memorial Night, and - of course - Settlers of Catan. In the second segment, New England Revolution forward Charlie Davies discuss his current form.
Maurice Edu and Brain Straus | Episode 420
Jul 24, 2014 • 90 min
We talk to Philadelphia Union midfielder Maurice Edu and Brain Straus from Sports Illustrated about Designated Players, the World Cup, and soccer in America.
Garth Lagerwey and Kyle Martino | Episode 419
Jul 10, 2014 • 57 min
Real Salt Lake’s General Manager/Senior Vice President of Soccer Operations Garth Lagerwey checks in to talk about the World Cup and RSL. In the second segment, NBCSN soccer analyst Kyle Martino breaks down everything happening in MLS.
Bobby Boswell | Episode 418
Jun 30, 2014 • 62 min
Great insight & analysis from D.C. United center back Bobby Boswell ahead of the United State’s match against Belgium. Should Jozy start? Did he root for Mexico? Listen to find out!
Bobby Boswell | Episode 417
Jun 20, 2014 • 44 min
D.C. United center back Bobby Boswell joins the show as our official World Cup analyst and we discuss the United’s U.S. Open Cup match.
Jay DeMerit | Episode 416
Jun 11, 2014 • 30 min
Vancouver Whitecaps FC and ESPN analyst(!) Jay DeMerit joins the show to discuss the World Cup, Vancouver Whitecaps, and Major League Soccer.
Sebastian Salazar | Episode 415
Jun 5, 2014 • 47 min
We go around the league with CSN Houston anchor/reporter Sebastian Salazar.
Chad Marshall and Ben Olsen | Episode 414
Jun 4, 2014 • 39 min
Seattle Sounders center back Chad Marshall checks in to talk music, horses, and soccer. In the second segment, D.C. United Head Coach and member the 2006 United States World Cup team discusses the upcoming World Cup his team’s current form in MLS.
Taylor Twellman | Episode 413
May 20, 2014 • 26 min
ESPN soccer analyst Taylor Twellman discuss the U.S. Men’s National Team’s preparations, Landon Donovan, MLS coaches on the hot seat, and the New England Revolution.
Clarence Goodson | Episode 412
May 16, 2014 • 20 min
Lee Nguyen and Kyle McCarthy | Episode 411
May 7, 2014 • 35 min
New England Revolution midfielder Lee Nguyen discuss is haircut, his new dog, and - of course - the Revs current winning streak. In the second segment we go around the league with national soccer reporter Kyle McCarthy.
Dan Gargan and Alexi Lalas | Episode 410
May 2, 2014 • 37 min
LA Galaxy right back Dan Gargan discussed his Philly street cred, his time in Puerto Rico, and then his clothing line. In the second segment, we go around MLS with ESPN soccer analyst Alexi Lalas.
Ned Grabavoy and John Strong | Episode 409
Apr 23, 2014 • 52 min
NBC Sports play-by-play announcer John Strong checks in to talk about Portland Timbers and the rest of the league. In the second segment, RSL midfielder Ned Grabavoy discusses life with twins, NHL playoffs and his goal celebration.
MLS in Atlanta, Grant Wahl and Dillon Powers | Episode 408
Apr 16, 2014 • 42 min
Sports Illustrated senior writer Grant Wahl discusses MLS in Atlanta, Arthur Blank, and more. In the second segment Colorado Rapids midfielder Dillon Powers checks in to talk about mullets, burritos, and … his video making skills.
Chris Rolfe and Jonathan Tannenwald | Episode 407
Apr 9, 2014 • 52 min
Chris Rolfe discusses joining D.C. United and being the new guy in a locker room. In the second segment, Roche and Philly.com reporter Jonathan Tannenwald have a spirited discussion about MLS in Atlanta, the USWNT, and the Union.
Dan Kennedy | Episode 406
Apr 3, 2014 • 19 min
Chivas USA goalkeeper Dan Kennedy talks about the club’s ownership transition, Tommy McNamara’s mullet, and the Superclasico.
Brian Straus | Episode 405
Mar 26, 2014 • 48 min
We go around the league with Sports Illustrated writer Brian Straus. Are TFC and the Crew for real? Can David Beckham get things done in Miami? And we run through the U.S. Men’s National Team roster ahead of the friendly against Mexico.
Will Bruin and Sebastian Salazar | Episode 404
Mar 21, 2014 • 54 min
We go around the league with CSN Houston anchor/reporter Sebastian Salazar and then talk to Houston Dynamo forward Will Bruin about his current form and … Beer!
Sheanon Williams | Bonus Episode
Mar 3, 2014 • 10 min
Philadelphia Union defender Sheanon Williams talks to Roche while they watch the Union/Impact preseason match.
Dom Dwyer and Wil Trapp | Episode 403
Mar 1, 2014 • 32 min
Sporting KC forward Dom Dwyer talks about Orlando City SC, preseason preparation, and the power of an English accent. In the second segment, Crew midfielder Wil Trapp talks about Medieval Times, life in Holland, TV talk, and - of course - soccer.
Eddie Johnson and Charles Boehm | Episode 402
Feb 25, 2014 • 43 min
SoccerWire.com editor Charles Boehm talks about Mike Magee’s holdout, Chivas USA, and MLS refs. In the second segment, D.C. United and U.S. Men’s National Team forward Eddie Johnson talks about preseason, ice baths, and … Maria Sharapova?
Sounds of the Game: MLS buys Chivas USA
Feb 20, 2014 • 9 min
Commissioner Don Garber on why MLS purchased Chivas USA and the league’s plans for the club.
Kyle McCarthy & Travis Clark | Episode 401
Jan 17, 2014 • 45 min
TopDrawerSoccer.com’s Travis Clark discusses the 2014 MLS SuperDraft and MLS expert Kyle McCarthy talks about the issues facing the league ahead of the 2014 season.
Episode 342: Brian Straus and Sebastian Salazar
Dec 12, 2013 • 69 min
We recap the 2013 MLS season’s biggest stories with Sports Illustrated writer Brian Straus and CSN Houston anchor/reporter Sebastian Salazar.
Episode 341: 2013 MLS MVP Mike Magee
Dec 5, 2013 • 12 min
BONUS EPISODE: 2013 Volkswagen MLS Most Valuable Player Mike Magee takes about the past season and the possibility of playing international soccer.
Episode 340: Dax McCarty and Brian Dunseth
Dec 4, 2013 • 63 min
New York Red Bulls midfielder and Orlando native Dax McCarty discusses MLS expansion and the MLS Cup Final. In the second segment, RSL soccer analyst Brian Dunseth breaks down the final.
Episode 339: Josh Wolff and Brian Straus
Nov 21, 2013 • 53 min
Josh Wolff talks about his new role as an Assistant Coach with the Columbus Crew and why he decided to join the Black-and-Gold and then Sport Illustrated reporter Brian Straus discusses MLS’s playoff structure and expansion.
Episode 338: Grant Wahl and Sebastian Salazar
Nov 13, 2013 • 55 min
Sports Illustrated senior writer Grant Wahl calls in to discuss MLS expansion and playoffs. In the second segment Sebastian Salazar of CSN Houston joins Roche to go around the league.
Episode 337: A.J. Soares and Joshua Mayers
Nov 6, 2013 • 29 min
New England Revolution defender A.J. Soares talks about Leg 2 of the Eastern Conference Semifinal matchup with Sporting KC and then Joshua Mayers of The Seattle Times discusses the Sounders’ changes agains Portland Timbers.
Episode 336: Luis Robles and Sebastian Salazar
Oct 31, 2013 • 44 min
New York Red Bulls goalkeeper Luis Robles tells a heartwarming story about his path to MLS and his team’s preparation for the playoffs. In the second segment, NBCSN and CSN Houston reporter Sebastian Salazar goes around the league with Roche.
Episode 335: Alexi Lalas and Will Johnson
Oct 24, 2013 • 47 min
ESPN soccer analyst Alexi Lalas checks in to discuss Pearl Jam, hair bands, and - of course - MLS. In the second segment, Portland Timbers captain Will Johnson shares his comparison of coaches Caleb Porter and Jason Kreis and the Timber’s playoff push.
Episode 334: Taylor Twellman and Jay DeMerit
Oct 17, 2013 • 42 min
ESPN soccer analyst Taylor Twellman checks in to recap World Cup qualifying and the role of MLS players on the USMNT. In the second segment, Vancouver Whitecaps defender Jay DeMerit talks about his return from injury and offers some fantasy football ad…
Episode 333: Danny Cruz and Amanda Stein
Oct 9, 2013 • 41 min
Midfielder Danny Cruz talks about Philadelphia Union’s playoff push and his Spanish class. In the second segment, TSN 690′s Amanda Stein checks in to discuss Montreal Impact’s current form.
Episode 332: Ben Olsen and Garth Lagerwey
Sep 26, 2013 • 50 min
We preview the U.S. Open Cup Final by talking to D.C. United Head Coach Ben Olsen and Real Salt Lake GM Garth Lagerwey. Do not miss this show, it’s one of our best.
Episode 331: Steve Davis
Sep 25, 2013 • 31 min
ProSoccerTalk’s Steve Davis on the MLS Cup playoff chase and the state of refereeing around the league. Does MLS need a star ref like Howard Webb or Collina?
Episode 330: Deshorn Brown
Sep 19, 2013 • 17 min
Colorado Rapids forward Deshorn Brown joins the show to discuss his season with the Rapids, his place in MLS’s 24 Under 24, and the Jamaican National Team.
Episode 329: Mike Petke and Sebastian Salazar
Sep 3, 2013 • 56 min
New York Red Bulls Head Coach Mike Petke talks about his first season coaching, MLS’s Disciplinary Committee, and his sweater vest style. In the second segment, NBC Sport Network’s Sebastian Salazar discusses the Houston Dynamo and the unfulfilled pote…
Episode 328: Adam Serrano
Aug 28, 2013 • 32 min
LA Galaxy Insider, Adam Serrano, discusses the reigning champ’s current form and Landon Donovan’s possible contract extension.
Episode 327: Kyle Martino
Aug 21, 2013 • 38 min
NBC Sports Network soccer analyst Kyle Martino talks about the state of MLS and whether or not a young U.S. player should stay in MLS or move to Europe. He also discusses NBC Sports Networks BPL coverage.
Episode 326: Brian Straus and Luis Silva
Aug 9, 2013 • 65 min
Roche and Sports Illustrated’s Brian Straus go on a date. (Not really.) Roche and Straus meet up in a bar to discuss MLS and U.S. Soccer. In the second segment, Roche talks to D.C. United midfielder Luis Silva.
Episode 325: Troy Perkins and Grant Wahl
Jul 31, 2013 • 47 min
Goalkeeper Troy Perkins offers candid thoughts about how trades affect family members and discusses the Impact’s current form. In the second segment, Sports Illustrated and FOX Soccer reporter Grant Wahl calls in to talk hats, Gold Cup and MLS.
Episode 324: Chris Rolfe and Darlington Nagbe
Jul 23, 2013 • 32 min
It’s all Ohio edition - but without a member of the Columbus Crew? Reigning MLS Player of the Week and Chicago Fire forward Chris Rolfe calls in and then we talk to Portland Timbers midfielder Darlington Nagbe.
Episode 323: Kurt Larson
Jul 18, 2013 • 29 min
Toronto Sun’s Kurt Larson calls in to talk about Canada men’s national soccer team and Toronto FC. There was a lot to talk about …
Episode 322: Chance Myers and Ives Galarcep
Jul 2, 2013 • 43 min
Sporting Kansas City right back Chance Myers calls in to talk music in the locker room, playing with Claudio Bieler, and more. In the second segment, national soccer reporter Ives Galarcep goes around MLS and talks about Gold Cup with Roche.
Episode 321: Alecko Eskandarian
Jun 26, 2013 • 30 min
New York Cosmos Assistant Coach Alecko Eskandarian calls in to talk about how he landed his current role, meeting Pelé, his health, and more.
Episode 320: Justin Morrow and Kyle McCarthy
Jun 20, 2013 • 42 min
San Jose Earthquakes defender Justin Morrow discusses his career path, the club’s response to the coaching change, Lebron James, and dread locks. In the second segment national soccer reporter Kyle McCarthy talks U.S. Men’s National Team and MLS.
Episode 319: Steven Goff and Dax McCarty
Jun 13, 2013 • 55 min
Washington Post reporter Steven Goff calls in to talk about the U.S. Men’s National Team, MLS, and D.C. United. And then New York Red Bulls midfielder Dax McCarty checks in to discuss U.S. Open Cup, his health, and more.
Episode 318: Lee Nguyen
Jun 4, 2013 • 24 min
New England Revolution midfielder Lee Nguyen checks in to discuss the Revs current form, life on the road and playing in Vietnam.
Episode 317: Russell Teibert and Alexi Lalas
May 28, 2013 • 48 min
Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder and front runner for best hair in MLS, Russell Teibert calls in to talk about his season and then ESPN soccer analyst Alexi Lalas talks about the U.S. National Men’s Team ahead of their match on Wednesday night.
Episode 316: Kyle Martino and Dominic Oduro
May 21, 2013 • 46 min
NBC Sports Network soccer analyst Kyle Martino talks about NYCFC, Chivas USA and more. In the second segment, Columbus Crew forward Dominic Oduro joins the show to talk about pizza, his speed, and his national team hopes.
Bonus Episode: Robbie Russell
May 16, 2013 • 25 min
Robbie Russell talks about his plans to retire from soccer and enroll in Georgetown University’s Post-baccalaureate Pre-Medical Certificate Program.
Episode 315: Amobi Okugo and Sebastian Salazar
May 14, 2013 • 58 min
Don’t miss this one! Philadelphia Union midfielder/defender Amobi Okugo talks about sports movies, playing D-min, and more. In the second segment, friend of the show Sebastian Salazar from CSN Houston goes around the league with Roche.
Bonus Episode: Mark Simpson
May 7, 2013 • 14 min
Mark Simpson is currently the Director of Soccer Operations for NASL side Virginia Cavalry FC. He was also an assistant coach at D.C. United as well as an MLS Cup-winning goalkeeper for the Black-and-Red. We ask him about his new team and role.
Episode 314: Clint Irwin and Brian Dunseth
May 7, 2013 • 41 min
The Pitch Pass goalkeeper trend continues when Colorado Rapids ‘keeper Clint Irwin joins the show to discuss his career and the current season. In the second segment, TV soccer analyst Brian Dunseth calls in to go around the league.
Episode 313: Nick Rimando and John Strong
May 1, 2013 • 55 min
Real Salt Lake and U.S. National Team goalkeeper Nick Rimando joins the show to talk music, soccer, and more. In the second segment, Portland play-by-play man John Strong checks in to discuss Timbers and MLS.
Episode 312: Arlo White and Mike Magee
Apr 24, 2013 • 40 min
Roche talks to NBC Sports play-by-play man Arlo White about Major League Soccer and his time in the United States and then he talks to LA Galaxy forward/midfielder Mike Magee.
Episode 311: Grant Wahl and Robert Earnshaw
Apr 17, 2013 • 39 min
Roche talks to Toronto FC and Welsh international forward Robert Earnshaw talks about joining Major League Soccer and his life in T-Dot. In the second segment, senior writer for Sports Illustrated, Grant Wahl joins the show to discuss the current MLS s…
Episode 310: Brad Davis and Drew Epperley
Apr 9, 2013 • 45 min
Roche checks in with Drew Epperley of bigdsoccer.com to talk about FC Dallas and then U.S. Men’s National Team and Houston Dynamo midfielder Brad Davis joins the show.
Episode 309: Amanda Stein
Apr 5, 2013 • 24 min
TSN 690’s Amanda Stein joins the show to talk about Montreal Impact and … hockey.
Episode 308: Graham Zusi and Chris Pontius
Mar 19, 2013 • 37 min
Roche talks to Sporting KC and U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder Graham Zusi about the upcoming World Cup qualifiers and start of the MLS season. In the second segment D.C. United midfielder Chris Pontius discusses his national team aspirations, inju…
Episode 307: Dan Kennedy and Brian Straus
Mar 12, 2013 • 51 min
Chivas USA captain and goalkeeper Dan Kennedy joins the show to discuss his club and a possible U.S. National Team call-up and then Roche talks to Brian Straus of SportingNews.com.
Episode 306: Taylor Twellman and Matt Reis
Mar 5, 2013 • 49 min
MLS is back! Roche talks to ESPN soccer analyst Taylor Twellman and then to New England Revolution goalkeeper Matt Reis.
Episode 305: Steven Goff
Feb 26, 2013 • 34 min
Roche talks to Steven Goff of The Washington Post about MLS preseason, life on the road covering the U.S. Men’s National Team, and stadium talks in DC and Orlando.
Episode 304: Andy Gruenebaum and Robert Jonas
Feb 19, 2013 • 40 min
Columbus Crew Goalkeeper Andy Gruenebaum talks about the upcoming MLS season, his bunny, Robbie Rogers, and much more. In the second segment, Robert Jonas of centerlinesoccer.com checks in from San Jose with updates on the Earthquakes.
Episode 303: Joshua Mayers and Kenny Cooper
Feb 12, 2013 • 37 min
Joshua Mayers of The Seattle Times gives Roche the inside scoop on all things Sounders including the Shalrie Joseph trial and the loss of Fredy Montero. In the second segment, forward Kenny Cooper talks about joining FC Dallas and not joining Twitter.
Episode 302: Alexi Lalas and Mike Petke
Feb 7, 2013 • 44 min
Roche and Alexi discuss the definition of #MLSsnob and talk about the U.S. National Team. Is Landon Donovan playing the role of Jimmy Chitwood? In the second segment, Roche talks to New York Red Bulls Head Coach Mike Petke about his new role.
Episode 301: Kyle Martino and Austin Berry
Jan 22, 2013 • 43 min
Find out why Kyle Martino is the next Ryan Seacrest and Austin Berry wished he had taken some lessons in Turkish vocabulary before heading to Spain.
Welcome to the all new Pitch Pass
Jan 12, 2013 • 2 min
As the 2013 MLS season (quickly) approaches, we welcome you into the all-new Pitch Pass. Visit pitchpass.com for more information.