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Talkin’ Touches #1: A Sporting KC and Major League Soccer podcast


Great News, Part 1: Major League Soccer and the players union have agreed to a deal that will avoid a work stoppage. Which means the weekend slate of MLS action — including Sporting Kansas City’s home opener against New York on Sunday (6 p.m. at Sporting Park and on Fox Sports 1) — will proceed as planned.

Great News, Part 2: You can now listen to Episode 1 of Talkin’ Touches, a podcast hosted by myself and NBC Sports blogger Andy Edwards. (For those around long enough to remember, this is actually a relaunch of Andy’s old podcast, on which I was a regular guest.)

The podcast will (hopefully) drop every Tuesday afternoon. We plan on breaking it into two parts: Part 1 will deal with Sporting Kansas City specifically, while Part 2 will be a deeper look at Major League Soccer. Listen to one. Listen to them both. It’s your call.

This week’s Part 1 deals with Sporting KC’s offseason overhaul position by position and a discussion of KC’s move to the Western Conference.

Part 2 delves into the bigger issues of the league this offseason — including a few collective bargaining agreement and strike issues that have now been resolved — and the biggest storylines ahead of the first kick. (Also, some shoddy predictions.)

We are working on the iTunes and Stitcher feeds for the podcast. For right now, you can check our podcast page. You can also follow Andy and myself on Twitter for updates.

(If you dig the music, it’s all done by KC pop-punk band Deco Auto. Make sure you check them out.)