The Urban Pitch Podcast: MLS’ Storytelling Problem and the New-Look USMNT

Covering all things soccer culture, the Urban Pitch Podcast is back after a one-week hiatus. 

Major League Soccer is at a crossroads. Sure, the growth it’s shown over its first 27 seasons has been commendable, but now it’s time to take the next step. Is the league prepared to do so?

Many of its staunchest supporters will point to the collection of young talent throughout the league as an indicator that it is, while critics are quick to mention that fandom is very localized, and at a nationwide level, “MLS fever” is more lukewarm than anything.

At Urban Pitch, we want to see the league thrive, but that also means pointing out the blemishes and issues within. Naturally, we are conflicted with how both sides of the MLS spectrum discuss the league’s future, which makes for good conversation.

On the latest episode of the Urban Pitch Podcast, we talk about how MLS can connect with a wider audience, which is a major hurdle the league must conquer if it wants to progress from promising startup to proper institution.

In addition, we cover some of the latest headlines in the world of football, ranging from the United States men’s national team’s latest stretch of friendlies to the chaotic January transfer window.

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

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