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The Orange Card: Senior Day

The ninth episode of our soccer-centered podcast.

On this week's episode of The Orange Card, host Tyler Dudley spoke with Jared Bomba and Erin Fish about the final home games for Syracuse men and women soccer teams, the U.S. women's national team and international soccer.

Syracuse men's soccer snapped a four-game losing streak when they beat Ohio State 2-1 on Oct. 18. Goals from Johannes Pieles and Lukas Rubio provided crucial in the final non-conference game of the season.

Syracuse women's team lost to ranked Virginia and Duke in their final two home games of the season. Syracuse midfielder Georgia Allen scored to level the Virginia game at 1, but two second-half goals were enough for the Cavaliers. The Duke Blue Devils jumped out to a two-goal in the first thirty minutes, and Syracuse's three second-half shots couldn't get into the back of the net.

The United States women's national team defeated South Korea 3-1 and 6-0 in two home friendlies, and the MLS Playoff schedule is finalized after a dramatic final day of the season.

As always, The Orange Card discusses the top ten soccer stories from around the world. Finally, Jared and Erin discuss how being former student-athletes affected their lives.

Did you miss last week's episode? Check out The Orange Card: American Outdone here.

Cuse Quarter: Episode Seven

A preview of Syracuse's game against University of Miami.

Monica Ortiz welcomes Jonathan Singh, Tommy Farrell and Julian Whigham to this week's episode of the Cuse Quarter. The team discusses the Orange's 27-24 stunning upset over Clemson and its impact on the Syracuse community.

With Ortiz traveling to Miami this weekend, she asks the team what to expect from the Orange and the number eight-ranked Hurricanes.

Can Syracuse beat ranked opponents back-to-back for the first time since 1983? The game is on ESPN and kickoff is at 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 21.

The Orange Card: American Outdone

Our soccer-centered podcast looks at Syracuse soccer, U.S. men's national team, and more.


Following the heartbreak of the U.S. men's national team not making the 2018 World Cup, Host Tyler Dudley speaks with Jared Bomba, Erin Fish and Will Muoio about the impact this has on U.S. soccer.


The Syracuse women's soccer team won its second ACC game of the season, beating Miami 1-0 on Oct. 11. But they faced difficulties three days later when they lost 3-0 to NC State.

Syracuse men's soccer lost 1-0 to Boston College, and remain winless in the ACC.

This Week on the Gridiron: Episode Seven

The NFL-centered show talks about this weekend’s upxoming games.

On “This Week on the Gridiron” host Brooke Meenachan talks with Jude Allume and Matt St. Jean about Week 7 in the National Football League.

Cuse Quarter: Episode Six

The team previews Syracuse vs. Clemson on Oct. 13

Host Monica Ortiz speaks with Tommy Farrell, Jonathan Singh and Julian Whigham about this week’s Syracuse football game.

The Orange welcome the Clemson Tigers to the Carrier Dome, looking to get its second-straight win. Syracuse beat Pittsburgh 27-24 on Oct. 7.

The game starts at 7 p.m. and will be televised nationally on ESPN.

The Orange Card: FOMO (Feeling of Missing Out)

A bonus episode from the last two U.S. men's national team games.

The Orange Card went to Wolff's Biergarten on Oct. 6 and 10 for the final two U.S. men's national team qualifiers. What happened over 180 minutes of play is something the United States will not forget for a long time.

Lead Field Correspondent Erica Pieschke recaps the events from downtown Syracuse.

Did you miss last week's episode? Listen to The Orange Card's To Russia With Love here!

The Orange Card: To Russia With Love

Syracuse's soccer podcast releases its seventh episode.

This week on The Orange Card, Tyler Dudley sits down with Jared Bomba and Will Muoio to discuss the biggest soccer stories both in and out of Syracuse.

The women's soccer team beat University of Pittsburgh 2-0 on Thursday night. First-half goals by Sydney Brackett and Alana O'Neill gave the team its first ACC win of the season. However, they lost 2-0 at Notre Dame on Sunday off two second-half goals.

The men's soccer team lost both their home games this week; a 1-0 to the Akron Zips and a 2-1 defeat to ACC rival NC State. Coach Ian McIntyre and the team are still searching for its first ACC win of the season.

The U.S. men's national team defeated Panama 4-0 in its penultimate match of World Cup Qualification.

Like always, the team discusses the biggest soccer stories, and both Jared and Will discuss the state of U.S. Soccer.

Did you miss last week's episode? Listen to The Orange Card's Heartbreak versus Pain here!

Cuse Quarter: Episode Five

This week, the team previews the SU game against Pitt.

This week on the Cuse Quarter, Host Monica Ortiz speaks with Tommy Farrell, Julian Whigham and Jon Singh about last week's 34-25 loss to NC State and previews the upcoming game against Pittsburgh.

Syracuse is looking for its first ACC win of the season. The team predicts whether they will get it at a packed Carrier Dome, or if they will have to wait until Oct. 13 when they host the defending national champion Clemson Tigers.

Home woes continue for men's soccer

Syracuse fell 1-0 to Akron on Tuesday night.

As the clock struck zero, SU Soccer Stadium fell silent. Another close fought game finished against the home team as Syracuse lost 1-0 to Akron.

Coming off a surprising 2-1 defeat at Pittsburgh on Sept. 29, this midweek non-conference game would be a perfect opportuinty for Syracuse to get back to winning ways.

They had to do it without midfielder Mo Adams, who served a one-game ban following accumulating five yellow cards. This gave Djimon Johnson an opportunity to step into the holding midfield position.

The first chance came through Johnson. His diagonal ball went to forward Tajon Buchanan, whose shot hit the outside of the post within twenty seconds. A hot start is exactly what the Orange needed, and because of this it seemed like chances would come during the game.

Syracuse were on the front foot for major parts of the first half, forcing the visiting Zips to just lump the ball up the field whenever they could. A mistake from Akron goalkeeper Ben Lundt left an open goal for Syracuse midfielder Jonathan Hagman, however he put the ball well over the goal.

With around twelve minutes to go, Syracuse head coach Ian McIntyre brought on forwards Johannes Pieles and Petter Strangeland hoping to get a goal before halftime. And while there was a goal, it wasn't for the Orange.

Good one-touch passing for the Akron forwards and the ball fell to Ezana Kahsay. His shot flew passed Syracuse goalkeeper Hendrik Hilpert, and the Orange were losing at home, again.

Despite going down, Syracuse looked for another goal. The greatest chance for the Orange in the first half came after quick passes led to shouts of a handball from both Syracuse players and fans. However, no call was given. 

Syracuse started the second half quickly. A Buchanan header forced Lundt to use his tall frame to touch the ball off goal. Despite keeping a majority of possession, they didn't have the final bit of quality to level the score.

Despite the 1-0 defeat, McIntyre took a lot of positives from their tough MAC opponent.

"We’ve scheduled a lot of really tough non-conference opponents. Oregon Atate, Akron, The Ohio State. But the issue with that is they are really good teams," McIntyre said.

A highlight of this season for 2017 has been integrating non-ACC opponents during the middle of the season.

Syracuse returns to action Oct. 6, when they play NC State at 7 p.m.

The Orange Card: Heartbreak versus Pain

Episode six of the Syracuse-centered soccer podcast.

The Orange Card returns, where this week host Tyler Dudley speaks with Erin Fish, Jared Bomba and Will Muoio about Syracuse men and women soccer, the U.S. men's national team and international soccer. 

Syracuse men began their week with a convincing 2-0 win against Colgate on Sept. 25. However, they then lost to a team who hadn't won an ACC game since joining the conference in 2013.

Syracuse women only played one game, losing 7-0 to a dominant University of North Carolina. Syracuse goalkeeper Courtney Brosnan recorded 11 saves, the most saves for her this season.

U.S. Soccer released their squad for the final two World Cup Qualifying games. The team discusses one notable omission and whether they will make it to Russia.

Like every week, we discuss the biggest stories in world soccer. Finally, this week's stoppage time focuses on the relationship between soccer and geopolitics.

Did you miss last week's podcast? Listen to The Orange Card: Droughts here