The Striker MLS Podcast
Austin FC and FC Dallas draw in Copa Tejas late show, Houston beat Chicago

Austin FC and FC Dallas draw in Copa Tejas late show, Houston beat Chicago

June 27, 2022
MLS writers Jon Arnold, Chris Bills and Victor Araiza dig into the latest soccer news, talking everything you need to know about Austin and Dallas FC match.
 
 
0:37 - FC Dallas v. Austin, a big rivalry and a great soccer game
5:00 - Austin or FC Dallas: which one ready to be a MLS top contender?
07:05 - Gareth Bale on MLS playing for Los Angeles FC
12:05 - Marketing with young and talented players is a good idea
16:35 - Could Austin FC be a top contender on MLS in a couple of years?
17:20 - Nico Estévez and Josh Wolff: close friends and great coaches
21:35 - Supporters from all teams making their voice be heard about gun violence and paying respect to the victims
22:55 - Houston Dynamo won over Chicago Fire by 2 nil
27:37 - Games coming up this week
 
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FC Dallas paces USMNT, Austin and Dynamo meet Liga MX, Dash check-in

FC Dallas paces USMNT, Austin and Dynamo meet Liga MX, Dash check-in

June 13, 2022

MLS writers Jon Arnold and Victor Araiza dig into the latest soccer news with special guest Theo Lloyd-Hughes from The Striker's Just A Dash podcast.

  • 2:23 - FC Dallas' Jesús Ferreira and Paul Arriola played a successful USMNT game against Grenada 
  • 7:15 - How many FC Dallas players will make the world cup squad?
  • 10:55 -  On Austin FC and Houston Dynamo games against Liga MX teams
  • 15:14 - What do you take from a result in a friendly? Should Austin be worried after 1-4 loss against Pachuca?
  • 23:18 - On James Clarkson's suspension as head coach and general manager of the Houston Dash
  • 27:40 - Looking ahead to the MLS weekend

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Driussi, Arriola, Ferreira and more! The Striker Texas’ Almost Midseason MLS Awards

Driussi, Arriola, Ferreira and more! The Striker Texas’ Almost Midseason MLS Awards

June 6, 2022

On this special edition of The Striker Texas' MLS podcast: The Striker Texas' Almost Midseason MLS Awards! 

  • 2:40 - Texas MLS MVP
  • 6:20 - Biggest Surprise
  • 9:40 - Most Disappointing
  • 14:17 - Most Improved
  • 15:50 - Coach of the Year
  • 18:52 - Defensive MVP
  • 20:26 - Most Underappreciated
  • 23:23 - Best Goal
  • 25:50 - Best Hair
  • 27:22 - Most Likely to Succeed

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Texas MLS teams in playoff hunt at June International break

Texas MLS teams in playoff hunt at June International break

June 1, 2022

MLS writers Chris Bils and Victor Araiza dig into the latest soccer news with special guest Phil West, host of The Striker Texas' Westward Ho podcast. 

  • 0:22 - On the Uvalde school shooting and support from the soccer community
  • 6:22 - FC Dallas is on top of the table right now, winning 1-3 against Orlando City
  • 9:50 - All 3 Texas teams are above the playoff line, but Austin FC is leading the way
  • 14:20 - Austin FC did not fare as well this past weekend in rough 4-1 loss against LA Galaxy
  • 22:36 - On the Cecilio Domínguez MLS investigation
  • 30:51 - Houston Dynamo takes 3-0 loss against Real Salt Lake
  • 40:20 - On what the MLS writers are most excited to show fans during this international break

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Houston triumphs in Hollywood, Austin rescues draw, FC Dallas loses again

Houston triumphs in Hollywood, Austin rescues draw, FC Dallas loses again

May 23, 2022

Jon Arnold rejoins the crew for this week's episode as Chris Bils and Victor Araiza dig into all things Texas MLS. 

  • 1:24 - Houston smokes LA Galaxy in an impressive 3-0 game, Ferreira steps up in the Dynamo attack
  • 9:19 - Austin FC's game against Orlando City is "6th street bachelor party meets Florida man" (it was... weird)
  • 14:53 - Austin has confidence we didn't see last year, is there a new depth in their defense?
  • 22:25 - FC Dallas suffers its first consecutive defeat and first home defeat in 1-2 game against Minnesota 
  • 31:50 - The best thing our MLS writers ate this week

 

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Faith in Jesus paying off for FCD, Houston and Austin fare differently with 10 men

Faith in Jesus paying off for FCD, Houston and Austin fare differently with 10 men

May 17, 2022

Chris takes the lead and special guest Theo Lloyd-Hughes joins us from The Striker's Just A Dash podcast in this special edition. 

  • 1:13 - On FC Dallas' 3-1 win against LA Galaxy II
  • 7:10 - Can FCD make a playoff run without a big-money signing?
  • 11:14 - Houston breaks a 3 game losing streak after 2-0 game against Nashville SC
  • 19:40 - Locker rooms are finally back open!
  • 20:58 - On Austin's 2-1 defeat against Real Salt Lake
  • 30:21 - Previewing upcoming MLS matches
  • 30:59 - Theo's weekend bites + Houston Dash are 4th in NWSL
  • 33:13 - Check out Westward Ho, a new Striker podcast all about the MLS western conference, hosted by Phil West

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FC Dallas edges Concacaf champs, Austin loses at Q2, Houston drowns in D.C.

FC Dallas edges Concacaf champs, Austin loses at Q2, Houston drowns in D.C.

May 9, 2022

MLS writers Jon Arnold, Chris Bils and Victor Araiza dig into Texas' latest soccer wins and losses. Tune in today for coverage of Austin FC's tragic at-home loss, FC Dallas' slow-start win and Houston Dynamo's distracted defeat. Also, some updates on the Cecilio Domínguez MLS investigation.

  • 1:20 - Austin falls at home against LA Galaxy in 0-1 loss
  • 3:55 - Why did Austin lose this game and what could they do differently?
  • 7:43 - Cecilio Domínguez is once again eligible to play after MLS investigation, how have fans responded?
  • 17:53 - Dallas wins 2-0 against Seattle Sounders
  • 24:44 - Houston takes a hit in 2-0 defeat against D.C. United
  • 27:17 - How critical could the US Open Cup be for Houston?
  • 29:32 - Best thing the MLS writers ate this week

 

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Golazos galore! Making sense of Austin’s comeback in Houston, Dallas draw in KC

Golazos galore! Making sense of Austin’s comeback in Houston, Dallas draw in KC

May 2, 2022

The Striker Texas MLS writers Jon Arnold, Chris Bils and Victor Araiza recap Austin FC vs Houston Dynamo FC Copa Tejas game and take a look at the top golazos of the week!

  • 0:34 - What is the top golazo of the week?
  • 4:38 - Recap of Austin FC's win against Houston Dynamo in 1-2 game last weekend
  • 11:18 - Is Sebastián Driussi the best player in the league? 
  • 15:01 - Austin is on track but has received a fair amount of criticism, are they ready to step up to the challenge?
  • 18:18 - Austin FC supporters cautiously return to Houston after an incident last year
  • 21:36 - Beautiful goals from FC Dallas in 2-2 tied game against Sporting KC
  • 27:56 - We should feel encouraged by Texas soccer, all 3 teams are doing much better this year
  • 29:23 - Predicting final standings for Texas teams!
  • 31:45 - What did the MLS writers eat this week?

 

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FC Dallas takes Texas Derby late, Austin FC continues Western Conference climb

FC Dallas takes Texas Derby late, Austin FC continues Western Conference climb

April 25, 2022

MLS writers Jon Arnold, Chris Bils and Victor Araiza recap the Texas soccer weekend with updates on Copa Tejas matches and Cecilio Domínguez MLS investigation.

  • 1:00 - FC Dallas wins 2-1 against Houston Dynamo in Copa Tejas match 
  • 4:50 - On Memo Rodríguez + Houston feeling incomplete and playing catch up with FC Dallas 
  • 13:24 - Changes have been coming in the offseason for Houston, but the team is still missing a few pieces
  • 15:09 - On Austin FC's 3-0 win against Vancouver Whitecaps FC
  • 20:37 - Previewing Austin FC vs Houston Dynamo
  • 26:21 - Houston needs to protect their home turf, what needs to change for them to land a statement win?
  • 30:24 - On MLS investigation into Austin FC's Cecilio Domínguez 

 

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Signature win’ for Austin FC in DC, Houston and Dallas tie

Signature win’ for Austin FC in DC, Houston and Dallas tie

April 19, 2022

MLS writers Jon Arnold, Chris Bils and Victor Araiza recap the Texas soccer weekend! This week's highlight is a stunning turnaround in Austin FC vs DC United. Austin comes out on top with a 3-2 win while Houston Dynamo and FC Dallas end their respective games 0-0. 

  • 1:01 - Austin FC's "worst performance in Austin history" turns around in an unbelievable comeback
  • 5:05 - Austin's in second place in the West, newcomers are leading the way 
  • 7:36 - Did Austin just get extremely lucky? Why should we believe that they can keep this up?
  • 10:59 - Points are points, Austin should be celebrated for its signature win!
  • 15:00 - Houston's ugly game against Portland Timbers ends in a 0-0 tie
  • 17:24 - Houston had many clear chances to score, what's the bigger issue here?
  • 21:32 - Dallas takes 7 shots on target but ends 0-0 in game against NY Red Bulls
  • 22:35 - Upcoming Open Cup games + looking forward to the weekend
  • 24:14 - Previewing Houston vs Rio Grande Valley Toros
  • 25:32 - Previewing Austin vs San Antonio FC

 

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