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21 minutes | Dec 12, 2016
“The 0-0 Game”
For the first time in pod history, Hip and Cal recap a 0-0 game. The guys debate whether the MLS Cup Final was any good, talk TV ratings, and recap the first few hours of the MLS offseason. It's a 2016 and Designated Podcast swansong.
22 minutes | Dec 6, 2016
Tim Hortons vs. Starbucks
Hip and Cal recap the conference finals and preview the MLS Cup. Jared Watts gets a shoutout, Jermaine Jones tweets gold, Jordan Morris plays a "virus game", Brian Schmetzer becomes Mr. Seattle and permanent head coach forever, Jozy stays searing hot, and Dom Oduro wants a refund.
31 minutes | Nov 7, 2016
Chicken Bucket FC
This week, Hip and Cal talk about the end of Stevie G's playing career in Commerce City, Colorado just like he imagined. Nacho Piatti gives us the quote of the year after scoring a brace in Harrison, NJ. The Red Bulls start losing at the wrong time, but "everything is bad" in the Bronx except for the chicken buckets. The guys also congratulate Brian Schmetzer on winning the head coaching job for a team he used to play indoor soccer for.
45 minutes | Oct 24, 2016
“Philadelphia Western Union”
The playoff rounds are set. Join Hip and Cal as they recap Decision Day, bid adieu to the eliminated teams, and preview the Knockout Round matchups. They see who's hot (New York Red Bulls) and who's not (RSL and Philly). Also, FC Dallas celebrate their supporter's shield while Maxi Urruti celebrates a personal treble, Cal nicknames RSL "Philadelphia Western Union", and Hip has concerns about foreign players understanding the MLS playoff format.
41 minutes | Oct 17, 2016
“Say That 5 Times Fast”
This week, DC United continued their momentum and got all the good press, Hip and Cal tell you 10 things better than Gonzalo Veron has been with the New York Red Bulls, Ale Bedoya hasn't filled Philly's Nogueira-sized hole, Gerrard returns to Liverpool for some meat pies, and Cal throws it back to 1996 with a Space Jam reference.
46 minutes | Oct 4, 2016
“Beef with Bingham”
This week, Hip and Cal talk about DC and Seattle's climb, the official end of Chicago and Vancouver, compare Villa-BWP to McGwire-Sosa, Klinsmann's callups, FC Dallas' shield, and the slow fall of the Union. Crew SC win at home. LA and Portland don't. Is Jay Heaps' job in jeopardy?
44 minutes | Sep 26, 2016
This week, NYCFC clinches its first ever playoffs on a very tiny field, Hip and Cal weigh in on the Rosenberry-Morris ROY battle, Cal talks about the Red Bulls' newest Austrian, Houston Dynamo are a walking spoiler alert, and we play NAME THAT KAMARA.
45 minutes | Sep 12, 2016
“#LinesOnLines” (Sept. 12, 2016)
This week, Hip and Cal break down Landon's return in cost per minute, Calstrodamus ends Crew SC's season, Cal calls Jordan Stewart "fresh outfitted", there are some but not all lines at Gillette Stadium, and DC United end a Red Bull Arena scoring drought.
38 minutes | Aug 29, 2016
“Our Podcast. Your Nightmare.”
This week in MLS, Hip and Cal go rapid-fire through midweek because there were 16 total games this week, enjoyed St. Patrick's Day in DC, talk about El Capitan heading to Houston, discuss the Crew-Quakes "rivalry", Earnie Stewart sits on Chester's Iron Throne, and Toronto issues the politest apology to Montreal.
47 minutes | Aug 22, 2016
This week, Hip and Cal recap the "Week of the Away Goal and the Many Uniteds." For the first time ever in the history of this 2-year old podcast, the guys talk about a Chicago Fire away win. Also, the wheels come off in Foxboro, the LA Galaxy should be expecting a call from PETA, Red Bulls give up another road comeback in soggy DC, and Fanendo Adi misses a flight(?!) from Portland to Seattle.
46 minutes | Aug 15, 2016
Hip and Cal review the Open Cup semis and preview the final, San Jose is hogging Viernes de Futbol, Pipa Higuain is breaking big-time records in Columbus, Maxi Urruti gets back on his bicicleta manuela, Swope Park Rangers get promoted to the CONCACAF Champions League, and poor weather ruined the whole MLS weekend.
46 minutes | Aug 8, 2016
“Lost in the Sauce”
Back again, Hip tells everyone "How to Get Rich" with Vancouver Whitecaps, Cal tells you about Toronto's newest goalscorer, there's some Chicago Fire schadenfreude and a Chivas USA comparison, Cal agrees with Jesse Marsch, Nico Lodeiro excites Sounders greats, and there's some breaking news about Nick Rimando.
43 minutes | Jul 11, 2016
“The Pluto Chant”
This week, Hip and Cal provide updated takes on the Chivas USA experiment, Cal says he's proud of the Rapids, Hip plays Pokemon GO but still manages to share some stats on MLS homefield advantage. It's a kegs and eggs tailgate in Seattle, a full edition of NAME THAT KAMARA in a test of the Crew SC Kamara breakup featuring Happy Meals, and Cal calls for another coach's head and makes a DC United-based proclamation.
43 minutes | Jul 6, 2016
“Insert Houston Coach Name Here”
This week, Hip and Cal make 2 digs at the Chicago Fire even though they won, investigate whether Revolution fans call him "Big Save Bob", update the Kamara Power Rankings, tallk about Dax McCarty's non-tweet following the Hudson River Derby, follow Brian Dunseth on GPS, and cook up a hot sauce Burrito pun.
40 minutes | Jun 20, 2016
“5 DC Uniteds Worth of Salary”
Back from Copa America break, Hip and Cal talk about some early US Open Cup results, a nice crowd in Sandy unfazed by emergency alarms, the next move of the Red Bulls' worst-to-first season, Chicago Fire schadenfreude, and the Rapids' lack of style points. No talk at all about the 0-0s.
30 minutes | Jun 6, 2016
“Spoonful of Salt”
Back from a break and before another, Hip and Cal talk about the short week of MLS. Borg is back, Seitz is the #1, the Union are fun to watch, and the Texas Derby was more wet than wild.
52 minutes | May 17, 2016
“Name that Kamara”
This week, after weeks and weeks off, Hip and Cal return with a game of Name that Kamara, midweek was "Miercoles de los Canaleros", the "Kleenex Kup" goes Urruti's way over Portland again, Kamaras are popping up everywhere, Georgetown soccer shines in Chester, PA, and tifos get corporate in Seattle.
38 minutes | Apr 26, 2016
“Who the Heck?”
This week, Hip and Cal give a double dose of WHO THE HECK to investigate Emmanuel Boateng and Dominque Badji, TFC avenge their playoff loss at Stade Saputo, Frank Lampard is one a British trivia show just a few channels away from the NYCFC match, Heath Jr. gets into a subtweet fight with Alexi Lalas, and Sporting Kansas City feels Marrufo'd.
44 minutes | Apr 18, 2016
“Winning the Breakup”
This week, Maxi Urruti runs into his ex for the first time since the breakup, Jermaine Jones returns to a snowy DSG Park, Cal pushes for referee promotion/relegation, another MLS social media intern gets bold, and the FC Dallas trumpets dominate the Frisco soundtrack.
39 minutes | Apr 12, 2016
“Dollar Dog Night”
This week, Dollar Dog Night goes as planned in Philadelphia, Paul Mariner and Brad Feldman resolve the Bob vs. Bobby Shuttleworth debate, Crew SC continue to struggle without their yellow kits, RSL look for Herriman Messi, Cal names his dog Gruezo and takes a side in the de Jong debate.
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