The Urban Pitch Podcast: Jesse Marsch’s Short Leash and a Potential New MLS Playoff Format

Another week, another pod. This time around, Ramsey, Julio, and Brigitte sit down to discuss MLS kit leaks, a potential new playoff format, and the next possible USMNT manager.

The soccer world doesn’t sleep. Just as you think there’s a lull in the headlines, something new pops up. This is a good thing if you happen to have a soccer podcast.

Despite being dormant in its offseason for the past few months, Major League Soccer has still been plenty busy as it prepares for another season. We’ve already covered the Apple TV streaming deal, but there’s plenty more going on in America’s top flight.

First, there’s the potential for a new playoff format, with talks of expanding the field to 18 teams and introducing best-of-three series instead of a single-elimination bracket. Naturally, it’s stoked up polarizing conversation. This is MLS we’re talking about here.

In addition, we’ve seen some new players enter and exit the league, with LAFC fans kicking themselves after nearly landing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Chelsea.

Discussing it all and more is the Urban Pitch Podcast crew, who is back for another whirlwind episode covering all things in the soccer culture-verse.

You can watch the entire podcast on YouTube, or listen to the audio on streaming services including Apple and Spotify.

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