On this edition of the HotFooty Podcast Danny,Dice and Hoff tackle the memorable moments of Week 8 in the MLS and look forward to Week 9. Where is the Premier League title race headed and who is coming up from the English League? Alexi Lalas tweets us.

SHOW NOTES

  • Nick Rimando stones Stevie G’s PK

    • Rimando all-time shutout leader at 125, He’s saved 27 of 75 penalty kicks he’s faced.
    • At 36% saved he tops Kevin Hartman (26%),Joe Cannon (23%) and dare we say David De Gea (28%)?

 Premier League Corner

  • Leicester City closing in on title after win after 4-0 trucking of Swansea City

    • Leonardo Ulloa and Riyad Mahrez take the reins as Jamie Vardy dines on some Crudités in the sky box.

 Jamie Vardy eyeing some grass that he wishes he were hopping on meanwhile his girl seems repulsed

  •  Arsenal draw Sunderland and Liverpool draw Newcastle keeping both teams away from certain relegation which brings us to…

Relegation Station

  • Sunderland leap out of the relegation zone like a bloated sturgeon after Arsenal draw
  • Newcastle hopes remain alive after Liverpool draw
  • Norwich slips into relegation zone after postponed match with Watford
Promotion for from English League to Premier League
  • Middlesbrough and Burnley still hold on to the top spot
  • Brighton and Hove Albion fight to break into the top 2 to avoid the 4 team playoff for the 3rd spot.
  • Geography lesson…Where are these towns?

English Club Tour Map

  • Middlesbrough’s Riverside Stadium is stuck into a little sea port right on a river. Probably some intimidating fan’s reside in these seats…anyone from England feel free to provide some insight.

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 Watch out top club supporters step out of line at Riverside Stadium and a Longshoreman will whack you in the nose

 

 MLS Crazy Moment of the Week

  • Brad Evans receives double yellow and is sent off for dissent after verbal exchange with Jorge Gonzalez

    • Their is no sign of the exchange on MLS Live and Brad Evans exits field with little explanation in the broadcast.
    • Evans’ admits to rising frustration after a yellow card is given to Rapid’s Dominique Badgi after a “Game of Throne’s tribute tackle” on Oalex Anderson.

      I see the same exact tackle – even worse in my eyes- than my first half tackle…So I went up to him and said, ‘How is that any different than my tackle in the first half.’ He said, ‘It’s different, it’s different.’ I said, ‘you need to talk to me,’ he said, ‘no.’ I gave him an expletive and he gave me a yellow card. I said, ‘it’s your duty to talk to me on the field, he said, ‘no it’s not.’ I gave him another expletive and that was the double yellow.

    • This only the second Red Card for the Seattle Captain in his 10-year career.

 MLS Week 9 Rundown

  • Colorado Rapid’s face Montreal at 4p.m. Saturday following a dominating performance against The Sounders
    • HotFooty Favorite Kevin Doyle sewed up and back in action with a flying toe poke (offsides? Who cares?). Brad Evans does.
    • Jermaine Jones keeps scoring and
    • Zac MacMath #TimmyJitters with some questionable moments that he wont get away with when Drogba on the pitch
  • Red Bull’s pull off a scrappy win against Orlando City as they go on to face FC Dallas at home this Friday at 7pm
  • Portland Timbers looking to build on the momentum from their 3-1 win over San Jose, what can to expect from matchup with New England (Wednesday, 7:30pm EST, in NE).
  • NYCFC Support group…My this bottom is rocky.

Nonsense and Twitter Discourse

  • Alexi Lallas gets back to Danny’s poke and Dice and Hoff rip into Danny for his “HaHa” response claiming that its the equivalent of a nervous “Tee Hee” or “He He.”
  • Why would Rapids’ Head Coach Pablo Mastroeni ever shave this mustache?