MLS Cup review, plus which young U.S. player could break out in MLS next year, where Wondo fits best, and more listener questions w/Sam Stejskal


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On this episode, Joe Lowery is joined by The Athletic's Sam Stejskal to review MLS Cup and answer some MLS-related listener questions! First, Joe and Sam talk all about the Columbus Crew's impressive victory over the Seattle Sounders in Saturday's MLS Cup, digging into Aidan Morris' breakout performance, Lucas Zelarayan's dominant display, Caleb Porter's tactics, and Brian Schmetzer's future in Seattle. Then, Joe and Sam tackle a handful of listener questions:

26:10 - Which player would you want a gigantic golden CGI statue of to embody quintessential MLS?

33:00 - Which MLS team is poised for a “worst to first” kind of year? And which team is going the other way?

45:03 - If Chris Wondolowski doesn't re-sign with the San Jose Earthquakes, what other team best suits him?

48:30 - Which young American will burst onto the scene in MLS next year like Brenden Aaronson did this past year?

51:32 - Who will be sold for the most amount of money between Caden Clark, Gianluca Busio, Mark McKenzie, Brian Reynolds, and Daryl Dike?

56:50 - What happened with Diego Alonso's pseudo-firing in Miami?

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