Lansing United

Current Sports #494 | June 22, 2015

Jun 22, 2015

Spieth and the US Open, MSU b-ball recruit Josh Langford, Olympic gymnast Jordyn Wieber, weekend winners, and Lansing United's Matt Brown.


Current Sports #485 | June 9, 2015

Jun 9, 2015

On today's Current Sports, Al Martin chats with the head coach of the Lansing United men's soccer team, Eric Rudland. He touches on how the team has fared so far this season, the FIFA scandal, and the United State Women's National Soccer Team in World Cup competition. Al also gives his thoughts on the new head coach for the Detroit Red Wings, Jeff Blashill. Was it the right move? The show closes out with a special "Top 5 Tuesday"...who exactly are the top 5 athletes on the planet today?

Current Sports #478 | May 21, 2015

May 21, 2015

  There is no show on record yet, but it doesn't mean there was no show. Current Sports had a recruiting focus today, with Al telling the story of his journey to Detroit and his encounter with former MSU commit Jayru Campbell. This discussion morphs into a broad discussion of the rights of college athletes and recruits, and the resources that should be made available to athletes in order to help them deal with that new fame.

Current Sports #463 | April 30, 2015

Apr 30, 2015

  It's the last day of April, and the Red Wings have, once again, been eliminated from the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Al and Isaac discuss what this means for the team's future. Also, the Current Sports staff provides their insights (and guesses) on who the Lions will pick in the NFL Draft, considering the mercurial nature of their draft picks in the past. Finally, Jeremy Sampson, owner and founder of Lansing United, joins the show as he prepares his team to embark on their second season as a club.


Courtesy of Lansing United

In its first season, the Lansing United soccer team won its conference championship and then moved through a national playoff system, making it all the way to the semifinals before losing.

Current Sports #285 | July 28, 2014

Jul 28, 2014

Al opens up Monday with a recap of Lansing United's historic run in the NPSL playoffs. Then, Al invites Lansing Lugnuts play-by-play broadcaster Jesse Goldberg-Strassler on the air to discuss the current status of the team. Finally, Al and Alex debate whether the Detroit Tigers slump over the weekend should cause concern, and go over weekend winners.


Current Sports #280 | July 21, 2014

Jul 21, 2014

Al is back from vacation and tries to catch up on the biggest week in sports of the summer. Al and Alex give mid-season grades for the Detroit Tigers and talk about possible trade scenarios. Later, James Moore joins the panel to discuss the SWAP initiative and the first annual football camp this weekend at Lansing Sexton. To close, Al and Alex discuss Lansing United and take callers.


Courtesy of Lansing United

The Lansing United Soccer Club has enjoyed a great first season. Last week, the team clinched the championship of the National Premier Soccer League’s Great Lakes West Conference, and this weekend, the team will host the NPSL’s Midwest Region playoffs.

Team owner Jeremy Sampson joins us to look back at the team's inaugural season and look ahead to this weekend and beyond. 

Current Sports #275 | July 14, 2014

Jul 14, 2014

Brooks Laimbeer, soccer reporter for Impact Sports, joins the show to break down the World Cup Final with Germany emerging as the champion. Also, Matt and Alex host the show all week as Al is on vacation missing all of the fun news in sports. The duo discusses all of the latest NBA free agency moves, and go over the winners and losers. Also, the Home Run Derby and NBA Summer League are discussed.


Current Sports #275 | July 12, 2014

Jul 14, 2014

Brooks Laimbeer, soccer reporter for Impact Sports, joins the show to break down the World Cup Final with Germany emerging as the champion. Also, Matt and Alex host the show all week as Al is on vacation missing all of the fun news in sports. The duo discusses all of the latest NBA free agency moves, and go over the winners and losers. Also, the Home Run Derby and NBA Summer League are discussed.


Current Sports #266 | June 30, 2014

Jun 30, 2014

On this Monday, Al kicks off the show discussing the Detroit Tigers and Houston Astros three-game series, and speaks his mind on the recent Jason Kidd trade. Later, Lansing United head coach Eric Rudland joins Al to discuss the current standing of the team as well as the community support. Finally, the crew debates about penalty kicks in soccer and touch on weekend winners.


Current Sports #256 | June 16, 2014

Jun 16, 2014

Brooks Laimbeer, a Lansing United and MSU soccer beat writer for MSU Impact Sports,  joins Al to recap the weekend of World Cup action and to spit some knowledge of Lansing United and the game of soccer. Later, Alex joins Al to debate the big three model and the NBA finals. To close the show, Al recaps the performance of Leah O'Connor in the Steeplechase at the NCAA Outdoors, and gives some final thoughts on Tony Gwynn.


Current Sports #237 | May 19, 2014

May 19, 2014

In the heart of NBA and NHL playoff action, Al and the crew break down the latest matchups. They also break down the latest NBA replay rule and what it means for basketball. Later, they get into a tussle regarding California Chrome and the Triple Crown quest. Al and Matt are sold on Chrome because of the recent addition of Nasal Strips, but Alex thinks otherwise.  Plenty of conversation for a Monday.


Current Sports #236 | May 16, 2014

May 16, 2014

Today marks the evening of Lansing United's home opener, as the new minor-league soccer team for mid-Michigan. Owner Jeremy Sampson discusses the jitters behind opening day, as well as the amount of work that goes on behind the scenes leading up to the historic day. Later on, Matt and Alex join Al to discuss the NBA Draft Combine and the new Michael Sam documentary on the Oprah Winfrey Network.