PODCAST | The Buildup with Ross Smith on all things related to gearing up for MLS Cup

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The Buildup, Part III

In Part III of the MLS Cup edition of The Buildup, host Ross Smith talks to Timbers legends Liam Ridgewell, Jack Jewsbury and Rodney Wallace about the MLS Cup festivities in Portland and what the mindset of a player is in a Cup final as the Timbers host New York City FC Saturday at Providence Park (12pm PT, ABC, UniMás).

The Buildup, Part II

In Part II of this week's The Buildup, Ross Smith talks with fellow soccer analyst Joe Sieven about the feeling in the city and the sense of excitement with adidas. The two also break down tactics and mentality for both Portland Timbers and New York City FC for Saturday's MLS Cup at Providence Park (12pm PT, ABC, UniMás). Smith also talks with former Timbers great Nat Borchers to get his perspective on the teams' form and his outlook on the upcoming huge match.

The Buildup, Part I

Host Ross Smith talks with Jake Zivin in another special edition of The Buildup. In Part one, the pair talk about the latest "Biggest Game in Providence Park History" with Portland hosting NYCFC in the 2021 MLS Cup at Providence Park on Dec. 11 (12pm PT, ABC, UniMás) and how it might become one of the most special games in league history. They also talk about how the team stepped up in their win over Real Salt Lake to win the Western Conference Championship and preview New York City FC's and their path to MLS Cup.