The SBI Show: Episode 120 (Previewing MLS Week 1 and MLS Award Predictions)

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We are one day away from the official start of the MLS season, and the latest episode of The SBI Show takes a look at all of the opening week action across Major League Soccer.

Episode 120 features a look at all eight match-ups, including Sporting Kansas City’s visit to CenturyLink Field, and the Philadelphia Union’s trip to Portland.

Co-host Garrett Cleverly and I als complete this week’s preseason preview of MLS with our predictions for the league’s regular-season awards, including our picks for MVP, Rookie of the Year and winners of the Supporters Shield and MLS Cup.

Give Episode 120 of The SBI Show a listen after the jump:

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16 Responses to The SBI Show: Episode 120 (Previewing MLS Week 1 and MLS Award Predictions)

  1. Brian says:

    I am John Doe.

    I am not John Doe. You are John Doe.

    I’m glad you guys picked up a sponsor but I couldn’t believe that was a real movie while listening to the podcast. I laugh every time I hear it, but the video trailer makes it seem better.

  2. smitty6000 says:

    what’s the MLS bash piece they’re talking about, I’ll feed the troll.

    someone link it

    • ZZtoppppp says:

      It’s on deadspin

      • smitty6000 says:

        Well, I read it.
        It makes some good points around the edges of the league (fishy Dempsry signing, dumb europhile team names). But I agree that it does bash MLS just for the sake of it.
        The trolls have been fed.

  3. soccerroo says:

    Great show! You have talked about more interviews and I thoght for the weekly preview show you might look at interviewing a young up and coming player from one of the 5 games you are going to discuss. younger players might be awake at the hours you guys do the shows or more avaliable than the Henry’s and Defoe’s of the league.

  4. TomG says:

    Thanks for outing Ives’ true drinking preferences, Garrett. I knew Ives was a Cosmo gal at heart.

  5. StatesideSupporter says:

    Would Charlie Davies count as a most improved candidate?

  6. Rookie of the Year – McNamara – Chivas
    MVP – Nagbe – Timbers
    Newcomer of the Year – Luke Mulholland – RSL
    Golden Boot – Wright Phillips – Red Bulls
    Defender of the Year – Besler – KC
    Keep of the Year – Sean Johnson – Fire
    Most Improved Player – Teal Bunberry – NE

  7. Increase0 says:

    I said Howdy. He said Hi.

  8. Fred says:

    MVP: Federico Higuain
    Golden Boot: Jack McInerney (not influenced by Ives!)
    Newcomer: Jermain Defoe
    Defender: Jamison Olave
    Goalkeeper: Jaime Penedo
    Rookie: Harry Shipp
    Supporters’ Shield: Portland Timbers
    MLS Cup: Portland Timbers
    Most Improved: Teal Bunbury

  9. James M says:

    MVP – Robbie Keane
    Golden Boot – Robbie Keane
    Newcomer – Jermain Defoe
    Defender – Aurelien Collin
    GK – Nick Rimando
    Rookie – Andre Blake
    Shield – RSL
    Cup – RBNY
    Tiebreak – Most Improved – Dwayne De Rosario

  10. Brian Abernethy says:

    Rookie of the Year – Tommy McNamara
    MVP – Michael Bradley
    Newcomer of the Year – Jermaine Defoe
    Golden Boot – Robbie Keane
    Defender of the Year – Matt Besler
    Keep of the Year – Donovan Ricketts
    Most Improved Player – Wil Trapp
    Shield – Portland Timbers
    MLS Cup – KC

  11. Dace says:

    A few points:

    1 – Jive scene is the best scene in Airplane, good job Ives
    2 – Can’t wait for the SBI Film Critique podcast.
    3 – I’m taking FCD as darkhorse to win the MLS Cup…being a fan notwithstanding, we have a young and hungry squad with depth from a lot of young guys and a manager who’s made a career out of turning academy players into pros that can make an immediate impact. We face a lot of competition though, this season may well be the tightest race we’ve seen yet.

  12. Pat Snyder says:

    Rookie of the Year- Shipp Chicago
    MVP- Bradley Toronto
    Newcomer of the Year- Dafoe
    Golden Boot- Dafoe
    Defender of the Year- Colin SKC
    Keep of the Year- McMath Union
    Most Improved Player- McMath Union
    Shield- Toronto
    MLS Cup- Galaxy

  13. Branden Dailey says:

    Rookie of the Year- Shipp
    MVP- Valeri
    Newcomer of the Year- Bradley
    Golden Boot- Bruin
    Defender of the Year- Besler
    Keeper of the Year- Rimando
    Coach- Nelson
    Shield- Timbers
    Cup- Timbers
    Most Imporved- Bunbury

  14. MisterJC says:

    Thanks, guys…