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Carlos Ruiz is an absolute legend. From the sacrifices his family made in Guatemala to help him chase his soccer dream to the dark arts that helped him win championships and score goals to the MLS moments, join us for another story time segment. It is our favorite yet!

Direct download: Ruiz_special.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:04am EDT

If Sunday and Countdown to Decision Day didn't get your juices flowing, you either don't like soccer or last Tuesday in Trinidad & Tobago still haunts you. It's time to at last partly move on -- but never forget -- and the guys jump in the Blue Room to talk Major League Soccer as the playoff field came one team from being set, though seeding is still up in the air, and the Landon Donovan MVP award and Golden Boot races started to clarify. Plus, a preview of MLS story time with Carlos 'Pescadito' Ruiz and the future of the US national team in the mailbag! 

In this episode...

Segment 1 - Countdown to Decision Day

  • Houston Dynamo's season-changing week locks in playoff spot (3:57)
  • Are Sporting KC fading ... again? What will Vermes do with Dwyer money? (7:04)
  • Cascadia trio separate themselves as West's best ... Or did they? (12:21)
  • Real Salt Lake stumble as Yura remains rooted to bench (13:37)
  • San Jose might make the playoffs with worst GD in the West (17:09)
  • Seattle or Portland: Who is more dangerous in the playoffs? (19:33)
  • Diego Valeri for MVP? Who is on board? (24:50)
  • Three points separate 2-5 in the standings (25:30)
  • Who made the most of their weekend? Crew SC or Chicago? (26:54)
  • Home-field advantage is important, especially for Atlanta (30:33)

Segment 2 - Preview of MLS story time with Carlos Ruiz

  • A taste of our hour-long interview w/ Pescadito, full pod coming Wednesday (37:13)

Segment 3 - Mailbag and Hot-Take Hotline

  • This week's Baer-antee (53:48)
  • Who picked Nemanja Nikolic to win Golden Boot? (55:12)
  • Wondo in the No. 10 role ... Is Leitch out of ideas? (56:56)
  • Who is the current equivalent of Carlos Ruiz in MLS? (59:23)
  • What direction should the USMNT plot for the future? (1:04:44)
  • Could Bruce Arena return to MLS? (1:13:05)

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Direct download: ETR_Oct16_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:18pm EDT

It hurts. We know. In need of self-therapy after the US national team's World Cup qualifying nightmare, Andrew Wiebe and Matt Doyle let their emotions flow on Thursday, with a little help from their friends.

After the guys break down what went wrong, commiserate over the opportunity lost for anyone who loves soccer in the United States and begin to think about what the future might bring, former USMNT star and Fox Sports pundit Alexi Lalas (19:04), Paul Tenorio (35:38) of FourFourTwo and Brian Sciaretta (45:27) of American Soccer Now chime in with their respective takes. As always, you can call or text the show at 401-206-0MLS.

In this episode...

US crash out of World Cup

  • Massive feeling of loss takes hold of US soccer community (3:10)
  • Is change inevitable for U.S. Soccer after failure? (6:24)
  • Why missing Russia robs next generation of opportunity (10:15)
  • Mindset must change from top to bottom in US soccer circles (13:01)
  • Soccer is not broken in the US ... do your part to improve it (17:45)
  • INTERVIEW: Alexi Lalas (Fox Sports) breaks down what went wrong (19:04)
  • INTERVIEW: Paul Tenorio (FourFourTwo) talks legacy of failure (35:38)
  • INTERVIEW: Brian Sciaretta (ASN) on missing generation and what's next (45:27)

Countdown to Decision Day

  • Should Red Bulls or ATL hold back in possible playoff matchup? (1:03:01)
  • Will World Cup failure hang over Toronto FC? (1:04:52)
  • What is Kaka's MLS legacy? (1:08:42)
  • How will Tim Melia's injury affect Sporting KC's title hopes? (1:13:27)
  • Who is the Western Conference's bogey team? (1:17:15)

Mailbag

  • What is Clint Dempsey future with the USMNT? (1:23:39)
  • Did we over hype USMNT? Does ETR bear some responsibility? (1:24:38)
  • How do we build a better and more education soccer community?(1:30:50)
  • Does the USMNT need to adopt a single system? (1:32:59)
  • Whose US career is over after World Cup flop? (1:35:37)

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Direct download: ETR_Oct12_MLSs.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:33pm EDT

What a weekend it was the US National stepped up agains Panama in their biggest moment in years, and the NY Red Bulls locked down the last of the Eastern Conference playoff spots. It was all a little too much for Andrew so he takes a breath as David, Matt, and Ben guide you through it all. What did the USA learn from their demolition of Panama? What changes do you expect in Trinidad? What positions are up for battle?

 

6:12 T&T Preview

 

In the second segment the guys investigate whether a Daniel Royer fueled Red Bulls side can threaten the top of the east, and then they both lay to rest and give hope to every MLS squad that has fallen by the wayside. Which of the 8 has disappointed the most, and which fan base has the most hope to get them through the winter.

 

New England & Orlando 25:31

Philadelphia 31:17

Montreal 35:13

DC United 36:43

LA Galaxy 39:23

Colorado 41:50

Minnesota United 43:23

Direct download: ETR_Oct9_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:53pm EDT

Immediate reaction following the US national team's 4-0 win against Panama. A special gift from the ETR guys to you!

Direct download: USvPAN_react.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:52pm EDT

Friday's World Cup qualifier against Panama in Orlando (7 pm ET, ESPN2) has Matt losing sleep. Four years of work comes down to two games. Well, one really.

The US need to win or draw against Los Canaleros to avoid a playoff against Australia or Syria for a place in Russia, with all three points the only truly acceptable result. Can they do it? The guys preview the big game from top to bottom, then invite Panamanian journalist David Sakata of DiarioPro (listen at 18:49 mark) to explain how San Zusi's goal in 2013 turned into a national nightmare that's stuck with the squad to this day.

In this episode...

US-Panama preview

  • Doyle can't sleep ... The stress of World Cup qualification is too much! (3:30)
  • What would it mean if the US missed the World Cup? (5:20)
  • All the Hexagonal scenarios ahead of the final two games (9:02)
  • Reminiscing about the San Zusi game and heartbreak in Panama City (11:31)
  • INTERVIEW: Panamanian journalist David Sakata on 2013 and Friday's match (18:49)
  • Will the rest of CONCACAF help the USMNT if they need it? (31:40)
  • Why the USMNT should abandon the 4-4-2 for Pulisic's sake (33:55)
  • Clint Dempsey ... sub or starter? (40:18)
  • Constructing the best-possible backline (43:45)

MLS Weekend + Mailbag

  • Danladi or Gressel for Rookie of the Year (47:48)
  • Nesta (and Poku) to Montreal? Are the guys on board? (54:04)
  • Must-win for Red Bulls with playoffs at stake (58:31)
  • Minnesota turn things around! Whats next? (1:03:40)
  • How should Vermes navigate bizarre schedule? (1:06:19)
  • Why Feilhaber over Kljestan for USMNT must-win? (1:12:35)
  • Have FC Dallas' struggles hurt Kelyn Acosta's transfer hopes? (1:15:56)

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Direct download: ETR_Oct5_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:20pm EDT

A Supporters' Shield and double for Toronto FC, drama in the wild wild Western Conference, Bruce Arena's crunch-time roster for the final two World Cup qualifiers on the road to Russia and much more ... the ExtraTime Radio pump is primed and ESPN's Taylor Twellman (listen at 36:33 mark) joins the guys to discuss it all. Subscribe to ExtraTime Radio to listen to the podcast twice a week.

Also in this episode...

  • Are Toronto FC getting the hoopla they deserve for Shield? (2:10)
  • Should Toronto FC go for the all-time points record? (7:10)
  • The Western Conference's best team? It's anyone's guess (9:52)
  • Was that a handball and PK in Orlando? Guys chime in (20:33)
  • The hottest team in MLS that nobody (but us) is talking about (22:32)
  • Who will win the Golden Boot? (25:45)
  • Matt Doyle's take on Bruce Arena's USMNT roster for WCQs (27:50)
  • INTERVIEW: ESPN's Taylor Twellman on USMNT holes, MLS (36:33)
  • Hot-Take Hotline/Mailbag ... 401-206-0MLS (1:04:33)
  • This week's Baerantee (1:05:37)
  • What's your MLS Halloween costume? (1:12:27)

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Direct download: ETR_Oct2_1.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 5:09pm EDT

Nothing liked a packed Wednesday night slate of wild MLS action to get Andrew, David and Matt riled up on a Thursday. The guys get petty with inspiration from Steve Birnbaum and D.C. United, then talk 24 Under 24 and the best young players in MLS. Make sure you bookmark the interview with US youth technical director and U-20 head coach Tab Ramos (38:07) for some inside insight on the league's top young talents and the work being done by the federation to keep the pipeline full of talent.

Also in this episode...

  • Tyler Adams and Own Goal steal the show in petty Atlantic Cup (2:29)
  • Galaxy crumble on the road as Dynamo avoid gut-punch loss (5:46)
  • FC Dallas bust their slump against Rapids -- first win since July! (8:07)
  • Sounders rain on 'Caps parade ... and Andrew definitely doesn't gloat (9:55)
  • Atlanta United make the playoffs! But home slate was soft... (13:03)
  • Miguel Almiron's teammates honor him ... Too much or just right? (16:05)
  • Listeners push back on Tata Martino squad rotation critique (17:37)
  • Are New England fans right to be hacked off about Video Review? (19:47)
  • Fire trade Wooden Spoon for playoff spot as Quakes fall flat (23:31)
  • What do the guys think of 2017's 24 Under 24? (28:01)
  • Why the 24 Under 24 list is different than years past (30:45)
  • INTERVIEW: Tab Ramos, US youth technical director and U-20 head coach
  • Alessandro Nesta rumored to be Montreal's next head coach (1:06:00)
  • Crew SC are ignored now longer ... Doyle's take on Columbus (1:09:24)
  • Remembering Christos FC with a hilarious listener story (1:11:20)

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Direct download: ETR_Sept_28_Full_show.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:45pm EDT

Every single result result matters this time of year, and Andrew Wiebe, David Gass and Matt Doyle jump in the studio to break down MLS Week 29 (see below) before giving Real Salt Lake head coach Mike Petke a call (25:35) following his team's streak-breaking win against the Seattle Sounders.

In this episode...

  • Real Salt Lake's climb from last place to a playoff place (2:30)
  • Did Tata Martino make a mistake by not resting stars in ATL? (5:52)
  • Diego Valeri's MVP and Golden Boot chances (12:41)
  • How will the wacky Western Conference shake out? (14:56)
  • Did D.C. United send a message by benching Bill Hamid? (21:33)
  • Gyasi Zardes ... right back? (23:23)

The guys will be back for an extra-special ExtraTime Live driven by Continental on Thursday at 2 pm ET for an MLSsoccer.com exclusive. For the first time in the history of 24 Under 24, the Top 10 will be revealed on Facebook Live. Set a reminder below to follow along as MLS's best young players are honored!

Direct download: ETR_Sept25_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:06pm EDT

The gang is all together in Kansas City post USOC final festivities to break it all down. Where does this SKC core stand in the all-time order after their 4th cup in 6 years? How about Peter Vermes?

In the second segment, the guys look ahead to the weekend after a wild set of midweek results, what does the future hold for the NE Revolution, and much more.

In the mailbag, the guys select a coach for their imaginary clubs, and much more.

Direct download: ETR_Sept21_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:01am EDT