Max + Vince Podcast #163 | CCL Final On The Line With Special Guest Maurice Edu

This might be the biggest week of LAFC’s 2023 season to date. A trip to the Concacaf Champions League final is on the line in a highly anticipated two-legged contest and the Max + Vince Podcast has you covered from all angles in a “CCL final or bust” episode. LAFC fought back to earn a point over the weekend in Nashville but that was just an appetizer to the main course. Without an MLS match until May 6, LAFC faces the Philadelphia Union twice, away and home, in a week. Max and Vince tell you why this rematch of the 2022 MLS Cup is huge for MLS and Concacaf. Then the guys get down to business analyzing the two sides. Is Philly peaking at the right time? Does LAFC have a tactical edge? What are the biggest matchups across the pitch? The guys answer all these questions before bringing on former Max +1 analyst and Philadelphia Union midfielder Maurice Edu. With his shared allegiances, the guys ask Mo how he’s feeling going into the match and what he thinks the two teams will be looking to accomplish on the pitch. Finally, the guys ask Mo to complete the difficult task of picking a combined LAFC-Philly starting 11 to wrap up the podcast’s massive semifinal preview.


What’s Coming Up | 0:00

A Gift To CCL | 2:51

Motivation Edge | 11:39

Scary Philly | 13:38

LAFC In Rhythm | 18:30

Each Team Will Advance If | 26:23

Maurice Edu Joins The Show | 35:01

Philly At Its Best | 47:54

LAFC Beating The Press | 54:54

Mo’s Combined 11 | 1:03:18