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The Socceresq Podcast (Episode 15): Midwest Movers and Shakers

 Miki is joined by Andy Edwards of “Talking Touches” and Jacob Myers of the Columbus Dispatch

MLS: Sporting Kansas City at Columbus Crew SC Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

While the LA Galaxy seem poised to grab the spotlight with the acquisition of Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez, both Sporting Kansas City and the Columbus Crew have spent some major cash in acquiring Liga MX stars Alan Pulido and Lucas Zelarayán. Both acquisitions represent something of a change of philosophy for the mid-market sides, and an acknowledgement that you’ve got to spend money to compete in MLS.

To discuss the signings, Andy Edwards of “Talking Touches” and Jacob Myers of the Columbus Dispatch joined me to talk about the impact of the deals, what it means for the teams—and mid-market sides in MLS generally.