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Filibuster podcast episode 136: The nerdery of the interstate highway system

Over 80 minutes of soccer goodness!

It is an extra-long episode of Filibuster today, both because there is so much soccer to talk about and because Adam has abandoned us for fairer climes. Jason, Ben, and Leanne press onwards, opening the show talking about D.C. United's 3-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Riverhounds in the US Open Cup. We talk about how, despite leaving the game a little late, it is still a good win, as well as talking about Jalen Robinson specifically and what we want to see from him going forward.

We then move onto D.C. United's 2-1 comeback victory over the New England Revolution. We talk about how the beginning of the game wasn't great, and then break down Fabian Espindola's role, whether it be goal scorer or provider.

With a curse to the MLS schedule makers, we then move onto tonight's game against the Chicago Fire, and talk about Mike Magee, what worries about the Fire but why in the end United should beat them (because they're not very good right now). For the last MLS game of the week, we wrap up by talking about the Toronto FC game on the weekend. Sebastian Giovinco still scares us, Toronto FC can play physical like we do, and United's best strategy might actually be to just bypass the midfield to get the ball away from Michael Bradley.

And since there wasn't enough soccer to talk about, we have to break down the USWNT and their game against Colombia. We talk about why you shouldn't feel great even with the win, the yellow cards received by Lauren Holiday and Megan Rapinoe, the ever-changing right midfielder, and how to win in spite of your flaws. It is a super-sized episode, so strap in and give it a listen!

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