Author Archives: Jon

Major League Soccer CBA negotiations coming down to the wire

With less than 72 hours to go before the season kicks off, MLS has yet to reach an agreement with its players.

An Absurd MLS / Minneapolis Conspiracy Theory

I have come up with what is surely my craziest theory of all time. Fact #1: Some have wondered why Major League Soccer has not yet awarded a franchise to Minnesota, or made a decision between the Minnesota United and Minnesota Vikings ownership groups. After all, the Vikings have a deal to play in a […]

The Sportive, Episode 94: KG returns and the Wild lose

This week on the Sportive, we spent a lot of time talking about the KG trade, plus the Wild’s difficult schedule, the Cosetta’s expansion, the movie Beerfest, and other such important topics. Sometimes we think we should plan better, but maybe it’s for the best that we don’t.

How MLS’s growth might hurt the US Men’s National Team

Major League Soccer’s growth might mean that it hurts the progress of the American national team – just as happened in both England and Russia.

The Sportive, Episode 93: The Finger Guns

Usually, we have sports to talk about on the podcast. Somehow, though, we avoided them almost entirely on this week’s podcast. I’m not sure if that was a good thing or not.

Setting the table for Minnesota United preseason

United began preseason training this week, though they still have seven weeks before the NASL season begins.

The Sportive, Episode 92: Actual soccer talk

This episode is a milestone for me, because I think it’s the first of 92 in which we actually talked about soccer in a non-let-Marthaler-talk-himself-out kind of way. Thanks, upcoming MLS players’ strike! Also, at one point we talk about the infamous “fans throwing objects at Chuck Knoblauch” game in the Metrodome. Many claim they […]

Explaining the upcoming Major League Soccer work stoppage

With a month to go before the MLS season, the sides are still far apart, and a strike looks imminent.

The Sportive, Episode 91: Recording Issues

The app that we use to record the podcast cut out during the recording, twice. We therefore missed out on a half hour of this week’s episode. It was good, too.

The Sportive, Episode 89: Vikings Info

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It’s rare that we have actual information on the podcast, but our good friend Josh Fiedler came armed with three pages of notes about the 2014 Vikings, their draft and free agent needs, and what to look out for this offseason.