Published on 02-25-2014 02:03 PM
It's Called Football will not be back anytime soon.
But, don't fret. The spirit of ICF will live on in a new CSN podcast, which will be launched Monday and will run weekly throughout the MLS season. Exact details of how it will be distributed will be released by the time of the debut podcast.
Hosted by Kevin Laramee and myself, Duane Rollins, the Two Solitudes MLS podcast will cover MLS issues from a Canadian perspective, as well as the Canadian national teams and Canadian-based NASL teams. It will feature interviews from leading MLS, NASL and Canadian players, leaders, journalists and news makers.
In other words it will sound almost the same as ICF did and will aim to provide the same high quality, professional coverage that ICF did throughout its run.
The name Two Solitudes is a double entendre making reference to both the fact that Kevin is from French Canada and I am from English Canada (the two founding colonizing powers of Canada) and that MLS itself features two solitudes in the divide between American and Canadian based teams.
Just like the conflict between French and English has defined much of Canadian history, the conflict between Canadian and American needs is a unique aspect of MLS that has and will continue to influence MLS history.