With no USMNT to talk about in the World Cup, we're going to follow about Mexico and Costa Rica, because a better Concacaf is better for the U.S. in the long term. We explain ourselves and talk about the Mexican player pool, their chances of getting to the quarterfinals, and Costa Rica's chances of getting to the quarterfinals. Then we run down the latest on McKennie, Pulisic, Amon, Carleton, Llanez, Ledezma, Busio and others.
- 0:30 The pragmatic case for rooting for El Tri and the Ticos
- 11:30 Efra Alvarez is a totally nasty young player
- 17:00 Mexico's chances, the players, and Costa Rica's group
- 43:00 Short Corners: McKennie, Pulisic, Amon, Carleton, Llanez, Ledezma, Busio, Rooney to MLS, and the MLS salary release