Free Kicks Report Podcast – Episode 9 (MLS Year In Review – Part 1)

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Bastian Schweinsteiger (Chicago Fire)

Featured Guest: Matt Nelson

On episode 9 of the Free Kicks Report podcast, Matt Nelson joins the show to look back at the first half of the MLS year. So much happened both on and off the field for MLS throughout 2017. In part one we take a look back at:

  • The Chicago Fire’s strong start.
  • Atlanta’s arrival, talented signings, and massive crowds.
  • Minnesota United’s debut and the other side of expansion.
  • Opening the new Orlando City SC stadium.
  • Houston’s bid turnaround and key players.
  • The Introduction of Video Assistant Review (VAR).
  • The 2017 All-Star Match against Real Madrid.
  • LA Galaxy’s surprising struggles.

Stay tuned for part two of the 2017 review next week – FC Dallas, Toronto’s run, Attendance, TV Ratings, the Columbus / Austin situation, and more.

Music: The DLX

Music this week is from The DLX from Hattiesburg, Mississippi. The selected track of the week is titled ‘Two Kids’. For more information on the band visit their website, and to hear more music by The DLX head over to

You can listen to the podcast below, or listen and subscribe via iTunes, PodchaserStitcher, etc.

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