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Los Angeles Galaxy Female fan and MLS reporter sharing passions with those in the fandom, industry, and rivals Cover art photo provided by Hal Gatewood on Unsplash: https://unsplash.com/@halgatewood

Michelle Colleen Huitink


    • Oct 20, 2021 LATEST EPISODE
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    Season 3: Episode 25: Starting the Stretch Run

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 43:29

    You heard it here first! Get the optimism of Christian and the unwavering faith of Michelle right here as USMNT World Cup Qualifying hopes are still alive, as well as LA Galaxy playoff ambitions.

    Season 3: Episode 24: In Case of Emergency Break Glass

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 36:33

    It's not time to panic according to Christian if you're a USMNT or LA Galaxy fan. Stay faithful. Michelle is right there with ya calling for our teams to score and win.

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    Season 3: Episode 23: Regressing to the Mean

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 48:19

    Michelle and Christian address the NWSL coach accusations before getting into all things LA Galaxy. The Gs are on an 8-game streak without a win and head into yet another El Tráfico this Sunday. Fan concerns from the Twitterverse are addressed plus our own hot takes. LFG!

    Season 3: Episode 22: Big Games and Tough Nights

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 56:34

    Michelle and Christian look ahead to the Austin FC match as LA Galaxy continue their run on the road. We maintain our optimism despite the 3-0 loss to The Loons. USWNT win again in a friendly against Paraguay, but matches like that don't seem to serve anyone.....

    Season 3: Episode 21: The Perfect Slice

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2021 36:18

    Christian takes over hosting and welcomes back Jamie Bacon to cover USWNT and LA Galaxy. While Michelle recovers from the change in weather, they discuss Carli Lloyd, USWNT 9-0 beat down of Paraguay, and the Gs draw at home against Houston before being back on the road.

    Season 3: Episode 20: Five Podcasters Walk into a Bar

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 96:44

    Michelle and Christian host guests LA is Our House and break down the USMNT World Cup Qualifiers and LA Galaxy's current standings! The Gs roll to Colorado next. Let's go! LAiOH Magazine issue 1 and 2 available now!

    Season 3: Episode 19: How the West Was Drawn

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 37:35

    Michelle and Christian gas up the USMNT as the team heads to World Cup Qualifiers, plus LA Galaxy snagged one point at the Stanc in Part 11 of El Tráfico! The bye week should give the Gs the time they need to get it together before the team is on the road again.

    Season 3: Episode 18: The 110 to Victory

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2021 36:55

    El Tráfico part 12 take place tomorrow! Michelle and Chirstian got you covered, ready, set, go!

    S3: Episode 17: Professor Vanny's Punchy Bunch

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 45:13

    Michelle and Christian are back from summer vacation and discuss what's next for the USWNT after winning bronze in the Tokyo Olympics, plus LA Galaxy have a chance to reach the top of the table in the West. Grab a cuppa or something hoppy and listen for what's in store as the Gs are back home to take on the Colorado Rapids next.

    Season 3: Episode 16: Blame Canada

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 30:11

    USWNT suffer a 3-0 loss to Sweden, and LA Galaxy struggle to beat Vancouver, how will our teams fair against their next opponents? Christian and Michelle cover it all here.

    S3: Episode 15: Oh the We'll Go

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 31:22

    Michelle and Christian praise the San Diego NWSL head coach signing, and LA Galaxy are showing true development in talent and culture under Vanney even coming off a loss against SKC, but should continue beating teams like FC Dallas and Whitecaps as the Gs head out on the road.

    Conway's Clipboard: Episode 4: LA v SKC

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2021 10:49

    Happy 4th of July! Get ready for the tailgate, fireworks, and matchday! LA Galaxy look to defeat SKC at home after two back to back wins away. We got limited issues of the LA is Our House magazine for sale! Order now at laisourhouse.com

    S3: Episode 14: Ready for Fireworks

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2021 32:25

    Michelle and Christian react to the USWNT Olympics roster and friendlies against Mexico, USMNT Gold Cup call-ups, plus as always we bring you the LA Galaxy review and preview! LA Galaxy won two back to back games away and seek a third at home this time on The Fourth of July versus Sporting Kansas City. LA is Our House Issue #1 of the magazine for sale now! Limited copies available this Sunday.

    Conways Clipboard Episode 3: SJ v LA Away

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2021 10:24

    Christian dishes out all you need to know to get ready for SJ v LA! Thank you to the traveling fans. Listen on the go!

    S3: Episode 13: Making the Cut

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2021 58:53

    Michelle and Christian analyze the potential USWNT roster for the Tokyo Olympics ahead of the anticipated announcement tomorrow, plus the emotions surrounding Saturday's tailgate and the first maximum capacity match held at DHSP since Covid19, support for LA is Our House's magazine, and takeaways from the LA Galaxy 2-1 loss to Seattle Sounders, and a preview for the match Whitecaps match tomorrow.

    Episode 2: Conway's Clipboard: LA Galaxy v Seattle Sounders

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2021 13:43

    Christian discusses what happened to Eriksen in Denmark's Euro 2020 match against Finland on Saturday last week, and of course, he's got your guide to LA Galaxy game day as the Gs take on the Seattle Sounders at the first full capacity game of 2021 at DHSP since the Covid pandemic.

    S3: Episode 12: Full House, Full Hearts

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2021 44:29

    Michelle and Christian got USMNT, USWNT, and LA Galaxy coverage for you, and a preview for the much anticipated home game allowing full capacity this Saturday hosting the Seattle Sounders plus a project in the works. Stay tuned!

    S3: Episode 11: Ratcheting Up the Rivalry

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2021 40:37

    Michelle and Christian recap the USMNT Nations League win against Mexico, preview the USMNT v Costa Rica, some LA Galaxy news, and San Diego is getting an NWSL team!

    S3: Episode 10: Goldensaves

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2021 27:26

    Michelle and Christian breakdown the LA Galaxy's victory over San Jose Earthquakes. No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to make saves. The clean sheet is not enough. Plus, USMNT play Honduras in the Concacaf Nations League semi-finals.

    Season 3: Episode 9: L'avenir est Prometteur

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2021 32:44

    Michelle and Christian cover the matches against Austin FC and Portland Timbers before previewing the game against San Jose Earthquakes. Stay tuned for Conway's Clipboard!

    S3: Episode 8: Outwit, Outplay, Outlast.

    Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2021 33:09

    Michelle and Christian regale with how El Tráfico part 11 was won by the LA Galaxy! Our Gs are at home again to take on Austin FC at 12:30pm PST.

    Conways Clipboard: Episode 1: LA Galaxy v LAFC

    Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2021 15:46

    Guide to match day! El Tráfico part 11: May 8, 2021. Player availability, and projected formations. Listen on your drive or during your work out. Get comfortable!

    S3: Episode 7: Should've Stopped at Starbucks

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2021 40:32

    Michelle and Christian rationalize LA Galaxy's loss in Seattle and preview the 11th El Tráfico on Saturday.

    S3: Episode 6: The Magnificent 6

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2021 43:51

    Michelle and Christian recap both LA Galaxy winning matches, the first against Inter Miama, and then at home against the Red Bulls. Mix with a preview of Sunday's match facing the Seattle Sounders! That LAFC match is looming.

    S3: Episode 5: Exorcising Demons

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2021 32:28

    Christian and Michelle review USWNT v France and preview LA Galaxy v Inter Miami's Sunday season opener.

    S3: Episode 4: Galaxy After Dark

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2021 39:46

    Michelle and Christian's late night special on the USMNT's failure to qualify for the Olympics and the latest on the LA Galaxy's pre-season.

    S3: Episode 3: On the Road to Tucson

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2021 41:39

    Christian Conway and Michelle Huitink talk USMNT Olympic Qualifiers, LA Galaxy's latest signings, and preview MLS pre-season!

    S3: Episode 2: Patience and Possibility

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2021 55:09

    Michelle and Christian celebrate USWNT SheBelieves Cup win and The LA Galaxy Community Kit, plus the latest insights.

    S3: Episode 1: No Meat on the Bones

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2021 42:59

    Michelle and Christian are back! So is She Believes Cup and it's almost MLS pre-season. We preview USWNT upcoming games and pick at the LA Galaxy roster.

    S2: Episode 29: Threat Level Midnight

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2020 47:06

    Michelle and Christian wrap up their 2020 LA Galaxy season in review. Now, we can all move forward into 2021!

    S2: Episode 28: A Wild See-Saw, the LA Galaxy Midfield

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2020 46:44

    Michelle and Christian review MLS Cup before delving into the LA Galaxy 2020 midfield.

    S2: Episode 27: Like Giraffes on Ice Skates, the LA Galaxy Defense

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2020 51:26

    Michelle and Christian break down and review the LA Galaxy defense, but first preview the MLS Cup Final and go over the status of the USMNT.

    Season 2: Episode 26: Galactic Outlook

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2020 33:47

    LA Galaxy's abysmal 2020 season is over! Michelle and Christian give their takeaways and what we can make of it all. Moving forward, LA Galaxy have a lot of work cut out for them. But, there are options and moves to be made.

    S2:Episode 25: Kinnear's Krew

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2020 35:20

    After losing to Portland Timbers on October 28 and GBS' subsequent firing, LA Galaxy pulled off a win last night against RSL and Dom Kinnear is interim coach once again. The playoff chances stay alive. Michelle and Christian have their hot takes.

    S2:E24: Another Brick in the Wall

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2020 40:59

    Michelle and Christian expand on the ever struggling 2020 LA Galaxy. The team took their 3rd loss against LAFC out of 10 meet ups. MLS gonna MLS as the Gs making the playoffs is at risk. Portland Timbers are up next. Extra Extra listen all about it!

    S2: Episode 23: Shredding the Slopes

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2020 46:04

    Michelle and Christian are back for episode 23! The LA Galaxy have won against the Vancouver White Caps. We are pleasantly surprised, but there's still much work and winning to be done. El Trafico part 10 is this Sunday, Oct. 25. RIP Daryl of Total Soccer Show, our condolences. Talk about the Supporter's Shield.

    S2: Episode 22: Not Living Up to the Badge

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2020 33:05

    Michelle and Christian had to address the 3 games LA Galaxy have lost since we last recorded. The Gs face Vancouver on Sunday, which is a winnable game. Regardless, this underperformance is unacceptable. Action needs to be taken. 

    S2: Episode 21: The Galaxy Look Green

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2020 34:19

    Michelle and Christian rehash the LA Galaxy loss to the Seattle Sounders 3-1 on Sunday. Then the Gs face San Jose again. We discuss what this organization needs.

    S2: Episode 20: Rocky Mountain Blues

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2020 52:52

    Michelle and Christian recap the matches against the Colorado Rapids and Real Salt Lake, and look ahead to tomorrow's game against the Seattle Sounders.

    S2: Episode 19: Snooze Don't Lose

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2020 36:08

    We can all move past the LA Galaxy draw in San Jose after you listen to this episode. Michelle and Christian also preview the upcoming match against the Rapids.

    S2: Episode 18: Lletget Contenders

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2020 42:09

    The battle for Los Angeles is won and LA Galaxy are on a 4 game winning streak. Michelle and Christian analyze what worked against LAFC as the team looks to a 5th in San Jose Sunday, September 13th.

    S2: Episode 17: Bend Don't Break

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2020 42:06

    LA Galaxy get their third win in a row, this time on the road against Portland's B team, and are back home Sunday to face LAFC once again. Michelle and Christian cover this dish with relish and what to make of El Tráfico part 9.

    S2: Episode 16: Kings of California

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2020 36:42

    LA Galaxy have back to back wins, this time defeating classic rival, San Jose Earthquakes 3-2. Can the Galaxy continue their streak against the Portland Timbers? It's wild in the west as Michelle and Christian bring you the latest and greatest.

    S2: Episode 15: Champions for Change

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2020 44:09

    Michelle is joined by special guest co-host Allison Sorrell for an exclusive discussion on Black Lives Matter after MLS players stood in solidarity not to play on Wednesday following the NBA's lead, plus her experience when she was LA Galaxy staff, and the preview of Saturday's scheduled match LA Galaxy v San Jose.

    S2: Episode 14: The Perfect Heist

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2020 50:00

    Michelle and Christian talk all about the 2-0 LA Galaxy win against LAFC. What went well? Convinced this team can beat the Sounders? We got it all.

    S2: Episode 13: Breaking Back into the Banc

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2020 43:17

    It's the 40th episode of Simply Soccer! Michelle and Christian bring you LA Galaxy's latest- Yony González and Jonathan Klinsmann join the roster, what this could mean for the team, and preview Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020 El Tráfico match up. NWSL/USWNT also have some developments.

    S2: Episode 12: Failure to Launch in Florida and Houston Dash Doesn't Have a Problem

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2020 37:37

    Michelle and Christian are back to wrap up LA Galaxy's performance in the MLS is Back Tournament and discuss where the Gs go from here. The NWSL Tournament has a winner. FINALLY, LA has its NWSL team: Angel City.

    S2: Episode 11: Crunch Time in Utah

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 10, 2020 38:08

    Michelle and Christian recap NWSL Challenge Cup games July 4-July 8, and previews for Sunday and Monday's July 12 and 13th. games. Our episodes have replay value, check out what we were right or wrong about; which is why we don't do predictions on this show. Like and Subscribe. Watch soccer. Stay tuned!

    S2: Episode 10: To Boldly Go to Orlando

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2020 35:16

    MLS is Back and so are Michelle and Christian to bring you all things LA Galaxy this episode: Juninho's retirement and preview upcoming matches against Portland, LAFC, and Houston.

    S2: Episode 9: A Rose by any other name....

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2020 34:39

    Michelle and Christian critique the preliminary round of the NWSL Challenge Cup.

    S2: Episode 8: These Women Play First

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2020 37:28

    Michelle and Christian cover the Australia and New Zealand's joint bid and win of the 2023 World Cup before they preview the NWSL Challenge Cup. Looking at opportunities and the future of USWNT and development of the women's game.

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