Welcome to the first episode of my new experimental project, the Allocation Money Podcast. I recorded this episode while still sick and while still trying to figure out the process of podcasting by myself, but I wanted to get it out there and get this project going. I hope that this podcast is useful to its listeners, fills a niche in the media landscape, and helps me become a better writer for Black and Red United and a better podcaster on Filibuster. Don’t worry, this will not affect those things at all.
- Rumors and accusations are flying in the US Soccer presidential race, but nothing concrete to report.
- NASL’s suit against US Soccer is still outstanding, which seems bad for NASL
- MLS Expansion: With Nashville the most recent expansion city, there is one more spot to be announced in early January and no lack of candidates
- The Utah Royals of NWSL are off to a fast start
- The New York Times released a study that shows the home counties of players in soccer leagues around the world
- TRONC, the ridiculously named owner of the Chicago Tribune, has announced that they are starting a dedicated soccer site
Explanation corner: To have a grounding in MLS roster madness, you have to start at the beginning: the composition of the roster and the salary budget.
Calendar: Nothing coming up this week as leagues get back from the holiday break.
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Thanks for listening, and have a great week!