Radio Sounders Show: Cascadia Derby and Sir Alex



This week’s show looks back on the Cascadia derby match in Portland, the first MLS derby to be held in the Rose City.

Sounders won the game 2-3 and there is reaction from both head coaches, Sounders FC’s Sigi Schmid, and Portland Timbers head coach John Spencer/

Both captains also guest with the post game audio from Sounders FC captain Kasey Keller, and Portland captain Jack Jewsbury. Kasey wishes the Timbers organisation well, and seems to stress that franchises with that level of supporter culture should be the ones to flourish.

Sir Alex in Seattle
Photo: Ron Lamb

There is also a one on one interview with James Riley, Sounders FC full back. Riley talks about the atmosphere in Portland and looks forward to the MLS match with his home town club.

The show also brings you the full audio from the press conference with Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson who arrived in Seattle this week.


About Author

Steve is the founder and owner of Prost Amerika. He covered the expansion of MLS soccer in Cascadia at first hand. As Editor in Chief of, he was accredited at the 2014 World Cup Final. He is the former President of the North American Soccer Reporters Association/ Originally from Glasgow, he is a supporter of the Great Glasgow Alternative, Partick Thistle.


  1. Aloha,

    Wanted to say I love this show and keep up the great work. A suggestion I have is could you please make your show available on the Zune marketplace in addition to itunes?


  2. Great point about John Spencer in how candid and honest he is. Not a normal coaching characteristic. I can also see what you mean about Keller being a person who grows in value. In terms of what he means to the sport. Maybe even more once he has retired. Your questions do a great job of allowing Keller to express that part of himself. Would you consider posting an interview podcast? One with the Open Cup interviews. Even if it is a shorter midweek segment?

    Editor: Ryan, I just don’t know where I would find the time between a match this afternoon, a full MLS program, Man United events, transfer news and Wednesday’s game.

  3. Anyway to put up the open cup interviews later?

    Editor: With a match today and again on Wednesday, and United training in between, there just may not be enough time in the day at least in the early part of the week.