Allocation Disorder: Seattle and Columbus deep dives before MLS Cup, Garber's State of the League address, and Paul McDonough out in Miami


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With MLS Cup coming up on Saturday, Paul and Sam talk about some of the pieces and strategies that have helped the Seattle Sounders and the Columbus Crew advance to the final. Then, they hit the highlights from Don Garber's State of the League address that happened earlier this week, and discuss some big Inter Miami news.

2:00 - General managers Garth Lagerwey (Seattle Sounders) and Tim Bezbatchenko (Columbus Crew) deserve a lot of credit for helping their respective teams get to MLS Cup

12:50 - An analysis of Sounders manager Brian Schmetzer and Crew manager Caleb Porter

20:08 - Shouldn't more MLS teams be investing in analytics?

27:`10 - Digging into some of Seattle's and Columbus's smartest signings and roster building strategies

42:49 - Highlights of MLS Commissioner Don Garber's State of the League address:

  • The CBA and the force majeure clause
  • MLS potentially looking for outside investors
  • Are we going to see more MLS teams sold in the near future?

53:15 - Paul McDonough steps down as Inter Miami's COO and sporting director

1:03:08 - MLS Cup predictions!

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