They include his roster for this summer's FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland, how to improve the youth game stateside and if he could one day land as an MLS coach.
Thu, 13 February 2020
No more Miami rumors, we said. Well, how about a done deal? It’s not press-release official, but Rodolfo Pizarro is doing interviews at the airport and name dropping David Beckham soooooooooo *shrug*. Andrew, David, Doyle and Susannah take about the process, the fee and what the move says about Inter Miami and MLS.
Also in this show ... Walker Zimmerman got traded, sort of out of the blue. What does it say about LAFC? What does it mean for Nashville SC. Plus, an ode to Nacho Piatti and a position battle royale building in Dallas.
We’ve also got exclusive 1v1 interviews with LAFC do-it-all dynamo Latif Blessing, Toronto FC and Canada midfielder Jonathan Osorio and SB Nation writer Zito Madu calls in to talk Black History Month and why soccer has to do a better job reflecting the world.
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3:16 – What Rodolfo Pizarro’s move says about Inter Miami, MLS and Liga MX
10:04 – LAFC trades Best XI defender Walker Zimmerman … Why?
20:10 – Why Nashville SC believe they’ve found their version of Chad Marshall
24:38 – INTERVIEW: SB Nation’s Zito Madu on what the soccer world can learn from Black History Month
42:35 – Adios Nacho Piatti! Remembered the legend as he goes home
46:24 – INTERVIEW: LAFC’s Latif Blessing brings smiles to the world
56:31 – Position battle royale for Luchi Gonzalez and FC Dallas
1:01:03 – INTERVIEW: Jonathan Osorio on the 2022 task that faces Canada
1:10:25 – Mailbag! Alberth Elis in Houston & Orlando City’s offseason moves
Mon, 10 February 2020
Neymar to Miami? Maybe? Someday?! Plus, BWP expectations w/ LAFC, Ola Kamara Golden Boot & Gio Reyna
Neymar + David Beckham and Inter Miami = TBD. Is it real? (Maybe! Not soon.) Is it fun? (Oh yes.) Will the guys shoot it down? (Maybe.) Once that’s out of the way, it’s time to talk Designated Players, as Toronto FC fill their third spot with Pablo Piatti from La Liga. He’s got some question marks (namely, injury), but the Argentine is betting on himself. Will it pay off for Toronto FC?
Also in this show ... Bradley Wright-Phillips to LAFC is done, now what should we expect from the Red Bulls legend? Luis Amarilla makes 25 goals his aim in Minnesota. Wise choice? Real Salt Lake’s new Young DP, Jurgen Locadia’s purchase clause and Gio Reyna and CBA clarifications in the Mailbag.
We’ve also got exclusive 1v1 interviews with D.C. United Golden Boot darkhorse Ola Kamara, MNUFC midfielder Jan Gregus and Costa Rican international and Nashville SC attacker Randall Leal.
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2:33 – Is Neymar coming to Inter Miami … ever? Soon? Someday?
4:04 – Toronto FC’s new DP from La Liga and what it says about the project
11:57 – INTERVIEW: Ola Kamara on D.C. United, playing in China and Zlatan
21:50 – How will LAFC use BWP? What should we expect? Are 10 goals too many?
28:56 – Good idea/bad idea: New Loons striker says his target is 25 goals
36:19 – INTERVIEW: Jan Gregus takes you behind the scenes in Minnesota
45:43 – MLS News Dump: RSL’s new Young DP, Locadia’s $10M purchase clause
55:25 – INTERVIEW: Costa Rica international and Nashville SC midfielder Randall Leal
1:03:57 – Gio Reyna: When might he be involved with the USMNT?
1:07:50 – GAM vs. TAM: Explaining how the CBA changed the game
Thu, 6 February 2020
New CBA! Let's dig into new roster rules! Best MLS kits, Nani's origin story & the biggest headlines
There’s a new set of roster rules in Major League Soccer! The League and the MLS Players’ Union reached an agreement on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), and Andrew, Dave and Doyle dig into the details: increased spending, TAM turned to GAM, free agency changes, charter flight requirements, media deal revenue sharing and a Under-22 player initiative that’s very much TBD. What will the league look like for the next five years? Here’s your answer.
Also in this show ... There’s a new crop of kits in MLS (#Forward25), and Susannah drops by to give the guys the behind-the-scenes stories from the party before the crew names their favorites from the bunch … and those they don’t really vibe with. To each their own! Plus, Nacho Piatti, Minnesota’s No. 10 target and a big CCL problem for LAFC.
We’ve also got exclusive 1v1 interviews with Orlando City star Nani, who tells the incredible story of how he willed himself into an academy as a child, Montreal Impact midfielder Bojan Krkic and Best XI selection Alejandro Pozuelo.
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:58 – League and MLS Players’ Union agree to new Collective Bargaining Agreement
9:55 – What new free agency rules mean for MLS’s future
14:55 – The yet-to-be-finalized rule that could help MLS be more of a selling league
18:40 – Possible change to the Designated Player rule
25:27 – Nani tells his incredible “How I made it” story
35:49 – What would Boca Juniors’ No. 10 Emanuel Reynoso mean for Loons
42:57 – Bad news for LAFC’s CCL dreams as Adama Diomande picks up injury
51:15 – Bojan on why he came to MLS and Thierry Henry’s place in his career
59:07 – Susannah Collins joins to evaluate a new crop of MLS jerseys #Forward25
1:09:45 – Alejandro Pozuelo on Year 1 in MLS, and how to know when to chip the ‘keeper
1:17:15 – MAILBAG: Who will score more goals … Jurgen Locadia or Chicharito?
Mon, 3 February 2020
Jurgen Locadia on Cincy transfer, DJ career & Skyline Chili + Inter Miami closes in on Rodolfo Pizarro
FC Cincinnati are on the hunt for Designated Players, and they landed a big fish in Jurgen Locadia, who Brighton paid $20 million for just two years ago. The goalscorer, aspiring DJ and, for the time being, skeptic of Skyline Chili joins the guys to explain what brought him to Ohio and Major League Soccer. Is there reason to be optimistic in the Queen City? You bet, and we explain.
Plus, did Inter Miami pull a jack move to maneuver themselves into pole position for Rodolfo Pizarro? And what would the El Tri star signing from Monterrey mean for the expansion side, both on the field and off? In other news, the Sounders signed a 3rd Designated Player (before the summer, too) and are now the CCL favorites, among MLS sides at least.
Also in this show ... Doyle, David and Calen on the USMNT’s January camp win and Uly Llanez’s big debut and interviews with Nashville SC No. 10 Hany Mukhtar and Real Salt Lake’s Albert Rusnak.
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5:09 – INTERVIEW: Jurgen Locadia explains why he moved to MLS and what FC Cincinnati fans can expect
16:32 – What are reasonable expectations for FC Cincinnati in 2020?
21:45 – INTERVIEW: Hany Mukhtar explains why Nashville SC was the right fit
30:36 – Did Inter Miami hijack the Fire’s Rodolfo Pizarro move? Is he the right DP for the club?
43:12 – INTERVIEW: Albert Rusnak on a drama-filled year with Real Salt Lake
50:34 – Sounders now CCL favorites, among MLS sides, after 3rd DP signing
55:23 – NEWS DUMP: Atlanta grab TAM attacker, Anderlecht wanna buy everyone, Red Bulls shuffle
1:03:15 – Winners from USMNT January camp? Tactical takeaways, too
1:10:12 – MAILBAG: What does FC Dallas’ front six look like in 2020?
Thu, 30 January 2020
Doyle’s back – with a cane and some takes, starting with Wiebe’s Top 10 Biggest Signings list – to join Andrew, David and Susannah to dig in on the preseason and transfer window, starting with Atlanta United’s shed-all-the-fan-favorites offseason.
Plus, is Nacho Piatti actually leaving Montreal or is this just another year of the same old rumors? Would Bobby Wood have been a good fit in Cincinnati? Might Cavani actually end up in Miami? Which MLS legend would you bring to the present day in a time machine?
Also in this show ... Exclusive 1v1 interviews with the Portland Timbers’ Sebastian Blanco, Chicago Fire forward C.J. Sapong and Whitecaps’ DP signing Lucas Cavallini.
4:53 – Doyle GOES IN on Wiebe’s Top 10 Biggest Signings list
8:55 – Why Atlanta United’s offseason is confusing … and could still work out
16:15 – INTERVIEW: Timbers’ Sebastian Blanco on Portland & away goals
27:23 – Is Nacho Piatti really leaving Montreal?
31:49 – Doyle and Gass on why you should watch USA-Costa Rica
35:33 – Would Bobby Wood be a good fit for Cincy?
38:32 – INTERVIEW: C.J. Sapong shares his unique world view
49:50 – Cavani to Inter Miami? Make it happen! Plus, MLS news in brief
58:36 – INTERVIEW: Lucas Cavallini explains how he got the “El Tanque” nickname
1:06:08 – Which MLS legend would you bring to the present day in a time machine?
Mon, 27 January 2020
Who are the Top 10 “Biggest MLS signings” of all-time? And what does that even mean, anyway? Wiebe tries to explain his logic, while David and Calen poke holes in the list. Hint: David Beckham is No. 1 and then it is an absolute free-for-all...
Also in this show …
Julian Gressel calls in to explain how the D.C. United trade went down, why he thought he was going to stay in Atlanta until preseason began and what position he’s best suited for (it’s not right back).
Three interviews from Los Angeles with MLS legends: Sporting KC’s Peter Vermes on why spending is exploding at his club and around MLS. New England manager Bruce Arena talks man management and how he managed stars like David Beckham and Robbie Keane. Sounders’ lifer Brian Schmetzer on his place in the Seattle soccer community.
3:05 – Which club has had the best offseason so far? Votes for Crew, Galaxy and Timbers
15:13 – INTERVIEW: Julian Gressel talks Atlanta United, Josef Martinez and a new life in D.C.
30:38 – The Aaron Long transfer saga continues as West Ham make a bid
34:40 – INTERVIEW: Peter Vermes explains why spending is rising in MLS
45:25 – Funes Mori or Martinez in Miami? Which would you rather see?
50:09 – INTERVIEW: Bruce Arena on how he managed Etcheverry, Beckham, Donovan & Keane
1:00:04 – INTERVIEW: Brian Schmetzer on being a Sounders legend + Seattle lifer
1:10:10 – Who are the Top 10 “Biggest MLS signings” of all-time? And what does that even mean, anyway?
Thu, 23 January 2020
Only one man could overshadow Chicharito in the MLS news cycle … Julian Gressel! Atlanta United got $1 million in allocation money and D.C. United got a player who they think will take them to another level. Who is the deal’s big winner? Where will Ben Olsen play his new piece? Will Atlanta have any regrets?
In the midst of all the Chicharito hoopla, the word “retirement” entered the lexicon, thanks to a vlog by the man himself. Is it a big deal? What’s the bigger context? Andrew and David discuss, then call ESPN’s Taylor Twellman to chime in on the big stories of the day, including Michael Bradley ankle drama in Toronto.
Also in this show ... 1v1 interviews with Jonathan dos Santos and Guillermo Barros Schelotto, MLSsoccer.com’s Tom Bogert on news in Colorado and Philly, Franco Jara makes FC Dallas a contender.
3:00 – The biggest news in MLS is … the Julian Gressel trade
10:52 – Chicharito used the “R” word, so is it a big deal?
16:38 – Taylor Twellman on Chicharito, Gressel, ankle drama in Toronto & more
34:50 – Guillermo Barros Schelotto on Chicharito and the 2020 LA Galaxy
42:46 – Around the League w/ Tom Bogert: GMs on Gressel, Rapids DP, Union moves
50:21 – “He’s a killer”: Jonathan dos Santos sits down to chat about the Galaxy’s new No. 9
56:49 – Gass: Franco Jara makes FC Dallas an MLS Cup contender
1:06:37 – MAILBAG: Sporting KC’s new midfielder + Homegrown goalkeepers
Mon, 20 January 2020
Interview special! 10 minutes w/ Ale Bedoya, Adrian Heath, Ian Ayre, Darlington Nagbe & Lalas Abubakar
It’s a holiday, but you don’t have to go without your Extratime fix. Andrew brings you a handful of interviews from Los Angeles, including a chat with the Union’s Alejandro Bedoya about what happened after he used his platform to protest gun violence on national television.
Plus, Adrian Heath talks Loons and MLS dot com, Ian Ayre outlines Year 1 for Nashville SC, Darlington Nagbe explains why Ohio was calling him home and Lalas Abubakar shares the good vibes in Colorado.
1:25 – Alejandro Bedoya on using his platform to protest gun violence + Union 2020
10:15 – Adrian Heath explains Loons’ 2019 success and future + MLS dot com banter
20:45 – Nashville SC exec Ian Ayre on where preparations stand for expansion season
27:38 – Darlington Nagbe’s on his love affair with Ohio and reunion with Caleb Porter
35:30 – Lalas Abubakar is the happiest man in Colorado + Rapids under Robin Fraser
Thu, 16 January 2020
Herc Gomez on Chicharito, FCC GM Gerard Nijkamp on Pereiro rumors, Pablo Maurer on DPs in DC, and more
David Gass sits alone in a barren studio but with the transfer market heating up he must soldier on. And it is a packed show starting with Andrew out in LA for the week sitting down with ESPN’s Herculez Gomez to talk about what Chicharito could mean for LA Galaxy and MLS, and why a deal hasn’t gotten done yet.
Then David hopped on the phone with Pablo Maurer of the Athletic to talk about DC United’s newest signing Edison Flores and how he could ignite the DC fanbase. That is followed by talking with FC Cincinnati GM Gerard Nijkamp on a Gaston Pereiro update and more transfer plans for the window.
Finally while in Los Angeles, Andrew also sat down with Vancouver's head man Marc Dos Santos and Red Bull’s winger Daniel Royer.
4:00 Herculez Gomez
14:10 Pablo Maurer
32:05 Gerard Nijkamp
46:16 Marc Dos Santos
55:19 Daniel Royer
Mon, 13 January 2020
Preseason finally begins and the MLS transfer news is pouring in. There are rumors of Chicharito meeting with the LA Galaxy on Monday. Calen and David chat about what the Mexican megastar would mean/do in MLS, and The Athletic’s National Reporter Paul Tenorio joins the guys. He talks them through the surprise developments with Chicharito, DP rumors in Chicago, changes coming to MLS, and a flurry of signings around the corner from Inter Miami.
Then Matt “Willis Reed” Doyle checks in to chat US Soccer restructuring with Brian McBride being named General Manager, Olympic qualifying coming up, and his thoughts on the 2020 MLS Superdraft.
Plus what does the future hold for Atlanta post LGP (and maybe Gressel), BWP potentially to LAFC, and much more.
2:18 Player symposium
14:05 Paul Tenorio interview
31:35 Inter Miami roster build
34:21 Matt Doyle
43:45 Brian McBride US Soccer GM
54:23 Julian Gressel rumors and LGP transfer
Mon, 6 January 2020
New York City FC has a head coach! Luka Modric linked to D.C. United (and Edinson Flores, too)! Yimmi Chara to Portland! Andrew, David and Doyle dig into Ronny Deila filling the last open MLS coaching gig – his colorful past, recent history and the job at hand (win trophies) – and talk through the signings and rumors that caught their attention.
Also in this show ... Why Diego Alonso is a coup for Inter Miami, the Fire’s path forward with the soccer staff hired, quick SuperDraft preview, Atlanta United’s seemingly shaky roster and small-budget love in the mailbag.
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2:30 – New York City FC hires a head coach! Introducing Ronny Deila
10:58 – Why Diego Alonso ought to be a hit with Inter Miami
23:42 – They’ve got a head coach, so what’s next for the Chicago Fire?
30:55 – Quick and dirty MLS SuperDraft preview
36:58 – Favorite MLS signings in 2020: Yimmi, Zelarayan and Katai
45:12 – Rumor central! Modric to DC? Pabon to Miami?
50:42 – Why Atlanta United fans are starting to get a little nervous
56:27 – FC Cincinnati (and their new signing) get some attention in the Mailbag
Thu, 2 January 2020
Thierry & Rafa stories! Freddy Adu & Michael Bradley at Bradenton! Dallas, D.C. & Red Bulls! Dax McCarty's MLS story time
Extratime driven by Continental is back for 2020! Your New Year begins with MLS story time featuring Dax McCarty of Nashville SC. Dax goes deep with Andrew Wiebe on Bradenton’s '87 Class (Freddy Adu, Michael Bradley & more), Thierry Henry and Rafa Marquez stories at the Red Bulls, getting chewed out by Oscar Pareja in Dallas and how Jesse Marsch changed the Red Bulls from star power to high pressure.
3:01 – Dax McCarty’s MLS story time!
7:59 – Bradenton’s Class of 87: Legend of Freddy Adu and Michael Bradley
18:03 – Getting chewed out by Oscar Pareja and making a name at FC Dallas
27:12 – Expansion Draft by the Timbers … Traded to D.C. United then the Red Bulls!
33:15 – Social media, burner accounts and doubt: MLS players and the media
39:15 – Thierry Henry and Rafa Marquez stories in New York
46:35 – How Jesse Marsch made the Red Bulls a pressing juggernaut + trade fallout
53:31 – How many years does Dax have left? How much has MLS changed?
Thu, 19 December 2019
Charlotte taking MLS by storm, Columbus record breaking signings, and is Chicago finally ready to sign Chicharito.
The final live show of 2019 and David and Doyle lean on a special guest host, former MLS defender Darrius Barnes. Perfect timing too as Darius’ native North Carolina has officially been named the 30th franchise and expansion team in Charlotte on Tuesday. He takes us behind the scenes to explain the soccer hotbed that is North Carolina and what this new market will look like in MLS.
Then the guys hit all the big transfer news and rumors highlighted by the potential record signing of Argentine #10 Lucas Zelarayan for Columbus. Plus Chicago Fire FC are close to locking in their new Sporting Director, where does Pity Martinez’s future lie, additions in Houston and Cincinnati and much more.
And of course, thank you to all of you, the listeners, for your support (and hate mail) in 2019 we look forward to 2020 and much more MLS.
3:27 - What Charlotte joining MLS means for the state and the region
6:24 - What the soccer culture is like in North Carolina
19:25 - MLS Schedule Notes
26:44 - Chicago Fire hiring a new Sporting Director
35:29 - Columbus Crew SC potential record signing Lucas Zelarayan
44:02 - Pity Martinez rumors in Brazil
48:18 - Transfer rumor rundown
Mon, 16 December 2019
Is Miami about to sign the next Josef Martinez? Cavallini to 'Caps & Sacha Kljestan's MLS story time
Is Roger Martinez the next Josef Martinez? Can Lucas Cavallini change the Whitecaps’ fortunes? Andrew, David and Doyle jump in the studio to round up the news around Major League Soccer, including new US Open Cup format, the Revs’ chase for a Designated Player No. 9, Kemar Lawrence’s trade request and more!
Also in this show ... LA Galaxy midfielder (just signed!) Sacha Kljestan sits down for a special edition of MLS Storytime. Listen as Sacha reminisces on his soccer development, college at Seton Hall, Chivas USA, Anderlecht, the Red Bulls and his time with the US national team, including a heartbreaking omission from the 2010 World Cup squad.
2:07 – Sooooo … what’s up with Bobby? Where’d he go?
4:03 – ‘Caps sign El Tanque! Lucas Cavallini arrives in Vancouver
11:09 – Could Roger Martinez be the next Josef Martinez?
17:47 – MLS news rundown: US Open Cup, Revs DP, Kemar Lawrence, Nacho
23:26 – South American stars and starlets linked with MLS
26:55 – Extratime cast in friend scenarios: D&D, baby play dates and travel buddy
31:42 – INTERVIEW: Sacha Kljestan tells the story of his career
Thu, 12 December 2019
Ohhhhhh from New York, New York … Welcome to the Extratime Awards for 2019! Andrew, Dave, Bobby and Doyle hand out some hardware, both serious and silly. From Worst Prediction to Best Fullback to American Player of the Year to 2020 Breakout Star to Best Soundbyte and Top Zlatan Moment, the guys celebrate the best of MLS during the year that was!
Also in this show ... Sporting KC make a statement by dropping big bucks on Alan Pulido, Jonathan Dos Santos narcs on Carlos Vela over Barca move, Michael Bradley is coming back to Toronto on TAM, the guys break down the Concacaf Champions League draw and give you a quick news rundown.
1:59 – Alan Pulido to KC! What the move says about Sporting
12:03 – Michael Bradley re-signs with Toronto FC on TAM
16:49 – Was Jona dos Santos talking out of turn about Vela & Barcelona?
17:40 – CCL draw is out! Which MLS team got it easiest? Hardest?
23:42 – Today in Inter Miami rumors (and other MLS news)
25:40 – Extratime Awards, starting with David Accam Crappy Predictions of the Year
31:45 – American of the Year, Canadian of the Year, Concacaf Player of the Year
40:08 – Executive of the Year, 2020 Breakout Player of the Year, Quote of the Year
52:15 – Best Zlatan Moment of 2019 + WTF MLS (weirdest moment)
54:49 – Extratime Personality of the Year goes to…
Mon, 9 December 2019
Is Charlotte MLS’s next expansion city? The writing is on the wall, but it’s not done yet. Susannah explains why Charlotte would be a great MLS city. Then Wiebe tries to spread the #CCLFever epidemic ahead of Monday’s draw in Mexico City: ideal matchups, best storylines and maximum Concacaf goodness.
Also in this show ... Are Inter Miami after big-money River Plate midfielder Exequiel Palacios? What are the takeaways from the MLS player moves over the weekend? Emerson Hyndman to Atlanta, Khiry Shelton back to Sporting KC, Sacha Kljestan linked to the Galaxy and much more.
Finally, Bobby sits down with MLS and USMNT legend Pablo Mastroeni to reflect on his time away from the game and some big moments in his career.
5:47 – Charlotte in driver’s seat to land MLS club No. 30
12:17 – Wiebe does his best to give Susannah #CCLFever ahead of the draw
19:56 – Inter Miami after big-money River Plate midfielder?
21:27 – Digging into all the MLS moves over the weekend: Hyndman, Shelton, Kljestan
33:42 – INTERVIEW: Bobby Warshaw sits down with World Cup vet Pablo Mastroeni
Thu, 5 December 2019
Orlando City have a new head coach, and Oscar Pareja knows how to get teams to the playoffs. The Extratime crew explains why just about everybody seems to approve of the hire, then Pareja calls in to about the job in Central Florida, how he plans to get the academy going, which players he likes and what holes he needs to fill and how he sees MLS vs. Liga MX.
Also in this show ... The juiciest home openers, Real Salt Lake promote from within for head coach and GM, Doyle and Gass dig in on all the moves in MLS, 22 Under 22 takeaways and big praise for Brian Rodriguez and CCL in Brooklyn in the Mailbag!
6:37 – Best home openers in 2020? LAFC vs. Inter Miami is juicy
11:52 – Consensus is Oscar Pareja to Orlando is a good move … Why?
18:49 – INTERVIEW: Oscar Pareja on Orlando, Tijuana and MLS vs. Liga MX
34:28 – Can this Orlando City roster make the playoffs in 2020?
37:45 – Why Real Salt Lake promoted from within for head coach & GM
41:40 – MOVES: Robles to Miami, Lennon to ATL, SKC spend, Rowe to Revs, Agudelo!
56:05 – 2019 22 Under 22 takeaways: Fav players and Brian Rodriguez’s potential
1:04:26 – MAILBAG: CCL in Brooklyn! Austin FC’s future? Alternative schedule…
Mon, 2 December 2019
Does new conference alignment make sense? Vieira to Miami? J.J. Macias to LAFC? Chicharito to ______?
River Plate's Marcelo Gallardo to Inter Miami is OFF ... or is it? Doyle isn't so sure, especially because the logistics around a Patrick Vieira move from OG Nice to MLS isn't cut and dried. We do know Miami will enter MLS in the Eastern Conference, while Nashville SC head West for their first season (perhaps more). Does that make sense? Should Chicago have taken their place? Did the Supporters' Shield take a hit based on the new schedule?
Also in this show ... 22 Under 22 snubs and the outlook on young players in MLS, the Fire still don't have a head coach or a GM or any DPs, MLS teams reportedly shop for Liga MX stars, best bet to make Concacaf Champions League history and an early look at SuperDraft prospects.
4:58 – Marcelo Gallardo to Miami is OFF ... unless it's not
12:00 – Chicago Fire still don't have a GM, head coach or DPs
15:53 – Conference Alignment: Nashville goes West, Miami to the East
17:56 – Do the Fire make more sense in the Western Conference?
20:02 – Does schedule shift hurt the Supporters' Shield?
23:16 – 22 Under 22 snubs and 2019 preview
40:17 – Moves that went down in MLS while we were away
43:39 – MLS teams go shopping for stars -- JJ Macias!!! - in Liga MX
50:25 – Where does Chicharito fit in MLS? Is he worth the price?
Mon, 25 November 2019
Come to MLS, Mario Balotelli! Free-agent matchmaking, five open coaching jobs & the NBA steals Leagues Cup
Mario Balotelli should come to Major League Soccer. If you're listening/watch, Mario, make it happen in January. The Extratime crew has some suggestions for possible destinations. Inter Miami or the LA Galaxy are the sexy choices, but Toronto FC are currently the club linked with the big man. That could definitely work, if they moved Jozy Altidore. What about Montreal to play the No. 9 for Thierry Henry? Honestly, it doesn't matter. We need Mario for the soccer and the #content.
Also in this pod ... Free-agent matchmaking, Re-Entry Draft targets and the five open coaching positions still up for grabs. Is Miami actually going to get Marcelo Gallardo? Which DPs will be wooed by David Beckham? How do you clean up the mess in Orlando? Why are the Fire making moves without a coach or GM? Should Chicago look to their past to find a solution? What about NYCFC and Real Salt Lake?
In the mailbag, NBA steals Leagues Cup, hypothetical Homegrowns, Concacaf "Would you rather...", the only-played-in-MLS all-time XI and what we're thankful for in North American soccer!
2:16 – Mario Balotelli ... PLEASE COME TO MLS
11:07 – Free-agent matchmaking and Re-Entry targets
24:03 – Are Miami actually gonna get Marcelo Gallardo? Who will be the DPs?
30:11 – Doyle: Can a new coach get Orlando City on the right track?
35:27 – Calen: Who should Fire turn to in search of on-field results? Dome?
44:20 – MAILBAG: NBA steals Leagues Cup! Hypothetical Homegrowns! Only-played-in-MLS Best XI!
53:57 – What we're thankful for in North American soccer this year
Thu, 21 November 2019
Grading Chicago Fire rebrand, MLS vs. Liga MX All-Star, Expansion Draft, Gallardo/Miami & silly season
In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, Matt Doyle, Susannah Collins and David Gass get things started by grading the Chicago Fire (FC) rebrand and getting hyped for MLS vs. Liga MX in the 2020 All-Star Game. Then it's all about the Expansion Draft, Inter Miami and Nashville SC. Who had a good day? Which trades hit? What would Marcelo Gallardo to Inter Miami mean for the club and the league?
Also in this pod ... Rapids' GM Padraig Smith on the club's trades for Lalas Abubakar and Auston Trusty. Bradley Wright-Phillips and Luis Robles OUT of New York Red Bulls. How many goals would Josh Sargent have scored for 2019 Sporting KC?
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2:19 – What do we think of the Chicago Fire FC rebrand/crest?
10:17 – GET JACKED FOR THE 2020 ALL-STAR GAME: MLS VS. LIGA MX
15:32 – How did Inter Miami do in the Expansion Draft? Marcelo Gallardo as manager?
25:00 – Nashville SC takes meat-and-potatoes approach to expansion season
32:32 – Rapids' GM Padraig Smith on the club's trades for Lalas Abubakar and Auston Trusty
44:30 – Bradley Wright-Phillips and Luis Robles OUT of New York Red Bulls
53:06 – How many goals would Josh Sargent have scored for 2019 Sporting KC?
Mon, 18 November 2019
When David Beckham calls, you answer! Talking Expansion Draft, coach & DPs w/ Inter Miami Sporting Director
In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, Matt Doyle and Calen Carr talk Expansion Draft, specifically Inter Miami and their roster for Year 1 in MLS. Sporting director Paul McDonough calls in to explain his plan -- he was part of the expansion build for Orlando and Atlanta -- and gives details about the club's open Designated Player spots (they expect to use both), the team's first head coach (you'll recognize the name) and David Beckham's role signing players (they answer his phone calls).Also in this podcast ... Top players available in the Expansion Draft and best selections of all-time. Former MLSers you'd want to see coach. USMNT handle business against Canada. Is it the first of many steps toward a more pragmatic approach or just a one-off? Which players impressed? What happened to Canada? Plus, lots of listener mail.
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5:31 – Expansion Draft details + Who is the best pick of all-time?
14:06 – INTERVIEW: Inter Miami CF sporting director Paul McDonough
21:52 – What is David Beckham's role with Miami? Will they sign more DPs? Who will be the head coach?
30:33 – Who would the Extratime crew take in the Expansion Draft?
39:45 – USMNT TAKES: How much does the win against Canada
50:24 – Which former MLS stars do we want to see come back to coach a la Thierry Henry?
53:42 – MAILBAG: Message for Zlatan, Sounders vs. Galaxy in the next decade, help a listener to pick a team
Thu, 14 November 2019
In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, Matt Doyle, Bobby Warshaw and Susannah Collins gather to discuss the only news that matters: THIERRY HENRY IS THE NEW HEAD COACH OF THE MONTREAL IMPACT ... THIERRY. HENRY. HEAD COACH. IN. MLS. Seriously, the all-caps are appropriate. The crew is JACKED, and imagine what MLS and Montreal will be like with the Arsenal, Barcelona and Red Bulls legend on the sidelines.
The only sad part is that, as Henry returns, Zlatan Ibrahimovic bids adieu to the LA Galaxy and, we presume, MLS. Will the Galaxy be better off? What\'s Zlatan's legacy? Did he conquer MLS? Will we miss him or was it time to say goodbye?
Also in this episode ... Sam Stejskal (The Athletic) calls in to walk you through the movers and shakers in the two-day trade window. Dax McCarty explains why Nashville was the right landing spot for him and what we can expect from the expansion hopefuls. Finally, the US national team has a must-win game against Canada on Friday ... so why aren't people excited? And why is Earnie Stewart giving Gregg Berhalter a public vote of confidence?
1:05 – Thierry Henry to coach the Impact! GET HYPED
9:12 – Did Zlatan "conquer" MLS? How will he be remembered?
20:38 – Sam Stejskal (The Athletic) on Darwin Quintero to Houston, Fire rebuild and more
39:17 – Dax McCarty explains why Nashville is the right place for him
51:33 – Dreaming big for the open coaching spots remaining in MLS...
54:08 – Must-win for USMNT vs. Canada ... so will they win? And what if they don't?
Mon, 11 November 2019
The Seattle Sounders are the 24th MLS Cup champion. Andrew, Doyle, Calen and two-time Defender of the Year Ike Opara break down the 2019 season finale, Brian Schmetzer's star turn, Seattle's place in MLS history, Toronto FC's final disappointment, 2020 contenders and much more.
Plus, Wiebe voluntarily gives Ike the opportunity to interrogate him a la the Benny & Sal Podcast. Will he plead the fifth?
Thu, 7 November 2019
MLS Cup is here! Taylor Twellman says pressure is on the Sounders + Predictions w/ Pentz, Dichio, Oshan, Papernick
In this episode, Andrew Wiebe and Matt Doyle preview MLS Cup with the man who’ll call the game for ABC. ESPN analyst Taylor Twellman calls in to talk about the third-time-in-four-years Cup matchup, the chip on Brian Schmetzer’s shoulder, the pressure on Seattle, Jozy Altidore’s short- and long-term future and the reported trade that will send Darlington Nagbe to Columbus just as Julian Gressel is asking for a raise.
Also in this episode … Matt Pentz (The Athletic) talks Nico Lodeiro, Schmetzer’s long Seattle history and the possibility of a parade in Seattle. Toronto FC legend Danny Dichio explains what Michael Bradley means to the club. Sounders At Heart’s Jeremiah Oshan’s X-Factor (Nouhou?) and prediction. Canada FC’s Aron Papernick gets emotional in picking an upset for the visitors. Plus, Matt and Andrew make their predictions.
2:56 – TAYLOR TWELLMAN: MLS Cup matchup, Brian Schmetzer, pressure on Sounders
8:54 – TAYLOR TWELLMAN: Jozy’s future, Michael Bradley’s contract option and Greg Vanney
17:34 – TAYLOR TWELLMAN: Darlington Nagbe traded to Columbus, What now for the Fire?
23:53 – MATT PENTZ: Sounders’ place in Seattle, Nico Lodeiro & Schmetzer’s story
35:06 – DANNY DICHIO: Toronto FC legend on club’s ups and downs + Michael Bradley
47:43 – ARON PAPERNICK: Canada FC host gives Ontario prediction
53:17 – Wiebe and Doyle make their MLS Cup 24 predictions
Mon, 4 November 2019
Role-play MLS Cup preview w/ Doyle (Schmetzer) & Bobby (Vanney) + Dax to Nashville? Pareja to Orlando?
In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, David Gass, Matt Doyle and Bobby Warshaw get MLS Cup week started with a little role playing. With Doyle playing the role of Sounders boss Brian Schmetzer and Bobby as Toronto FC manager Greg Vanney, the two respective head coaches lay out their tactical plans, lineups and conundrums ahead of Sunday’s big game (3 pm ET; ABC, Univision, TUDN, TSN, TVAS).
Also in this episode … Dax McCarty to Nashville? Good move, bad move or somewhere in between? Carlos Vela is your 2019 Landon Donovan MLS MVP. Shuffling in the Minnesota United front office gives Adrian Heath more power. Tab Ramos hires assistant coaches, and Darwin Quintero is linked to the Dynamo. Are Orlando City chasing Oscar Pareja?
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2:58 – Dax McCarty and Dave Romney to Nashville SC? What’s it mean?
9:16 – Carlos Vela (DUH) is your 2019 Landon Donovan MLS MVP
11:28 – Hype level in the studio as MLS Cup week begins? On a scale of 1-10…
17:55 – MLS Cup role-play preview: Bobby is Greg Vanney & Doyle is Brian Schmetzer
40:52 – Will MLS Cup be a “good game” or a cagey final?
49:40 – News around MLS: Tab’s Houston staff, Darwin to the Dynamo, MNUFC shuffle, Orlando & Oscar Pareja
Thu, 31 October 2019
Bobby Warshaw responds to Brian Schmetzer after "biggest playoff upset ever" + LAFC's legacy & ATLUTD blow it
In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, David Gass, Susannah Collins and Bobby Warshaw sit down to discuss two massive upsets in the Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs. MLS Cup is set, and it’s déjà vu (again): Seattle Sounders vs. Toronto FC. Are you jacked or is it lame that we didn’t get a new matchup? What did the Sounders do to spoil LAFC’s season? More importantly, how will Bobby respond to Seattle head coach Brian Schmetzer’s national TV call out?
Former Sounder Steve Zakuani joins the show to explain the gameplan, take you behind the scenes before and after the match and describe what the next week will be like in the Emerald City. After, the crew wonders what LAFC’s long-term legacy will be without the ultimate prize? Still the best ever or just another great team? Opinions are split.
As for Atlanta United, they’ll have to settle for the double. Should we be surprised the Five Stripes didn’t show up? They’ve been up and down all year. Same for Toronto FC (for two years), so why were they the ones who got it done? Will Jozy be back in time for Cup? Does Greg Vanney get enough credit? In the mailbag, listeners dance on LAFC’s grave and burn Wiebe.
2:13 – Why this MLS Cup is different … even if it is a rematch of 2016 & 2017
5:41 – Was Sounders over LAFC the biggest upset in playoff history?
12:54 – Brian Schmetzer’s quote AND Bobby Warshaw’s explanation for how Seattle did it
21:10 – Why did LAFC fall flat? What were the Shield winners missing?
26:05 – INTERVIEW: Steve Zakuani on Sounders’ big win, Schmetzer, MLS Cup week
39:11 – What is LAFC’s last legacy from 2019? Best ever or just one of the greats?
46:11 – How did Toronto FC spoil Atlanta United’s MLS Cup defense?
52:32 – Did Atlanta United blow it? What went wrong for the Five Stripes?
1:06:44 – Susannah on Bob Bradley & Sebi Salazar, plus more Bobby on Schmetzer
Mon, 28 October 2019
In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, David Gass, Matt Doyle and Calen Carr focus a microscope on the four teams left standing in the Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs. First things first, what does it say that four of the most ambitious clubs (spending, facilities, expectations) in the league find themselves chasing MLS Cup? We try to answer that question.
Then the guys dig into each individual matchup. Is this actually a trap game for LAFC? Will Bob Bradley sit back or press? Should Dio start? For the Sounders, it’s time to appreciate their consistency! But will they have enough against MLS’s best-ever regular season squad and Carlos Vela in fine form?
Atlanta United fans don’t think their double gets enough respect, so Andrew gives it to them. They’re the clear favorites, but they got some questions to answer, mainly on the backline. As for Toronto FC, they won’t be scared of the Five Stripes, but they won’t have Jozy Altidore (we expect). What does that mean? How can they pull the upset?
5:48 – Parity or stratification: What Conference Finals field says about MLS
18:29 – LAFC vs. Seattle Sounders preview!
20:04 – Trap game for LAFC? They’re favorites, but by how much?
27:10 – How the Sounders, model of consistency, can pull the upset…
39:26 – Atlanta United vs. Toronto FC preview!
41:30 – Hey, don’t you dare forget that ATLTUTD are defending champs!
48:37 – Could Greg Vanney and Toronto FC throw another tactical curveball?
Fri, 25 October 2019
LAFC get over El Trafico hump! Zlatan's last game? Plus, ATL roll on, NYCFC biff it & Sounders end Rimando's career
It's an Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs podcast (and a Brown Liquor Special). Andrew Wiebe, Matt Doyle and David Gass stay up late after a wild El Trafico to break down all four games from the Conference Semifinals and talk Tab Ramos to the Houston Dynamo.
Mon, 21 October 2019
MLS Cup Playoffs are stupid ... in the best way! React + Conf. Semi previews | Sacramento gets expansion team!
In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, David Gass, Bobby Warshaw and Matt Doyle celebrate the opening weekend of the Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs weekend. It was spell-binding, mind-boggling and absolutely stupid in the best possible way. Goals, controversial moments, extra time (times three) and home teams (sans Minnesota) handling business.
The guys dig into Adrian Heath’s lineup decisions, the Union’s historic win, the Red Bulls’ future, Portland’s head-scratching season, Wayne Rooney’s final MLS game, Dallas’ kids almost getting it done and Michael Parkhurst’s nasty injury. Plus, four full Conference Semifinal previews, including a mouth-watering El Trafico showdown.
Also in this episode … NorCal soccer expert Evan Ream joins the show to talk about the newest MLS expansion team: Sacramento Republic. Ream explains why the bid finally came good, what changed, what the supporters are like, what kind of club the Republic will be in 2022 and who will be Sacramento’s natural rival.
3:58 – Did Adrian Heath’s overthink his lineup in LA loss?
14:11 – Union make history? Red Bulls have big questions to answer…
23:49 – What happened to the Portland Timbers? Why no Diego Valeri?
26:51 –Wayne Rooney’s final MLS game … What now for D.C. United?
31:31 – FC Dallas plays the kids and almost shocks the Sounders
35:30 – Josef Martinez no-shows, but Parky and ATLUTD gut it out
38:34 –PREVIEW: NYCFC vs. Toronto FC … How can Reds upset the Blues?
46:19 – PREVIEW: Seattle vs. Real Salt Lake … Are Sounders vulnerable?
51:24 – PREVIEW: Atlanta United vs. Philadelphia Union … Bigger injury concerns?
56:36 – PREVIEW: LAFC vs. LA Galaxy … El Trafico in the playoffs!!!!!
1:00:31 – INTERVIEW: All about Sacramento Republic, MLS’s newest team, w/ Evan Ream
Thu, 17 October 2019
In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, David Gass, Bobby Warshaw and Matt Doyle preview the Western Conference playoff bracket with Sporting KC midfielder Benny Feilhaber. But first, that USMNT loss in Toronto. First things first, the guys give Canada the proper and requisite credit for a massive victory, not just for the Nations League but also Hexagonal qualification. Then time to fire up the panic meter to see where the USMNT stand and where they’re headed.
Also in this episode … Benny Feilhaber talks Western Conference and BS the Podcast’s rapid rise, plus full previews for Seattle Sounders vs. FC Dallas, Real Salt Lake vs. Portland Timbers and Minnesota vs. LA Galaxy.
3:20 – OH CANADA! Huge win for John Herdman’s young squad
12:14 – Where is your USMNT panic meter?
24:45 – Does Gregg Berhalter have enough time to turn things around? Should he get it?
31:49 – PREVIEW: Seattle Sounders vs. FC Dallas
39:07 – PREVIEW: Real Salt Lake vs. Portland Timbers
45:10 – Ike Opara wins MLS Defender of the Year
46:51 – PREVIEW: Minnesota United vs. LA Galaxy
52:20 – INTERVIEW: Benny Feilhaber talks BS the Pod, LAFC and the Western playoffs
Mon, 14 October 2019
David and Doyle have returned to Bobby’s side just in time for all the preview action. They start internationally with the keys and questions for USMNT and CANMNT going into arguably their biggest ever matchup. USWNT legend Kelley O’Hara joins the show to preview the NWSL semifinals. And last but not least the guys breakdown the Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs starting with all three eastern conference first round matchups and what each of the six clubs need to do to advance.
4:45 USA v Canada preview
26:14 NWSL playoff preview with Kelley O'Hara
35:05 Atlanta United vs New England Revolution
42:58 Toronto FC vs DC United
47:23 Philadelphia Union vs New York Red Bulls
52:48 Debate who is the 2019 AT&T Rookie of the Year
56:14 Who is 2019 MLS Newcomer of the Year?
Thu, 10 October 2019
Berhalter previews Nations League, Pablo Mastroeni on Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs predictions, Total Soccer Show on USMNT preview!
As Andrew Wiebe heads to marital bliss, Bobby Warshaw and Susannah Collins take the reins for this version of Extratime driven by Continental. Former U.S. National Team midfielder and Colorado Rapids player and coach Pablo Mastroeni joins the studio crew to detail how he would prepare for a playoff game, who are his picks for success in the Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs and let us all know what he has been up to!
U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Gregg Berhalter talks with Bobby Warshaw about why he settles on his version of style of play, how to know when a young player is ready to make the jump to the National Team, and previews the CONCACAF Nations League matchups with Cuba and Canada.
And the Total Soccer Show guys talked with Bobby and Susannah to preview how they would approach Cuba, what they are looking forward to seeing from USMNT, and what would be considered success in this round of games.
1:45 - MLS News and Notes
5:20 - Total Soccer Show segment
6:47 - What should the USMNT approach be to the Cuba game
11:42 - Where should Christian Pulisic play
22:42 - What formation should the USMNT play
28:16 - Gregg Berhalter interview
39:43 - Pablo Mastroeni joins the show
44:18 - Pablo Mastroeni on what made the 2010 MLS Cup winning Colorado Rapids Special
54:50 - Pablo Mastroeni on the current state of the USMNT
Mon, 7 October 2019
MLS Playoff preview, Decision Day reaction, new goal king Carlos Vela, and coaching change in Orlando
Decision Day presented by AT&T has come and gone and now the Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoff bracket is set! David, Doyle, Bobby and Charlie get together to talk about all the action around the league. But most importantly playoff preview time has started. Can the Timbers win on the road at RSL with Valeri a question mark? Do the young guns in Dallas have enough to threaten Seattle? Can Minnesota win their first MLS playoff game at home over the Galaxy’s stars?
In the East it was a limp to the finish line for a number of teams but we have some delicious postseason matchups. Toronto FC will host their first playoff game since 2017 MLS Cup against Wayne Rooney and D.C. United, Philadelphia look for their first playoff victory over rivals New York Red Bulls and a Decision Day rematch between Atlanta United and the New England Revolution.
The guys break all this down, plus postmortem San Jose’s 2019 season, Orlando City parting ways with James O’Connor and so much more.
4:59 Ode to legend to DMB
9:20 Carlos Vela the new MLS goal king
26:20 preview Real Salt Lake vs Portland Timbers playoff game
33:17 Seattle Sounders vs FC Dallas playoff game
37:57 break down Minnesota United and LA Galaxy
42:06 preview DC United vs Toronto FC playoff game
46:32 preview Philadelphia Union vs New York Red Bulls playoff game
50:18 preview Atlanta United vs New England Revolution
54:28 Orlando City parts way with James O’Connor
Thu, 3 October 2019
Decision Day! Miracle for the Rapids? Can LAFC & Vela make history? Plus, USMNT react + All-Chaos XI
In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, David Gass, Bobby Warshaw and Susannah Collins go all-in on Decision Day presented by AT&T. What are the big decisions? Who will get the final two playoff spots in the West? Is a miracle in the offing for the Colorado Rapids? Will Diego Valeri get a Rose City send off? Will LAFC make history? Best every season AND single-season goal record for Carlos Vela? Bob Bradley is going to go for it.
Also in this episode … USMNT roster questions, including Sergino Dest’s international future, the All Chaos XI featuring Nouhou, Zlatan and many others and an Opta quiz to see how well you know MLS and the 2019 season.
0:53 – Happy birthday, Zlatan! What’s that party gonna be like?
6:16 – Who will take the final two playoff spots in the West?
18:45 – Should LAFC care about breaking the all-time points record?
24:46 – Do all the PKs cheapen Carlos Vela’s record year?
30:16 – Who needs home games most among “good not great” teams out West?
33:56 – Taking a closer look at Eastern Conference seeding
38:28 – Opta Quiz! How well do you know MLS and this season?
45:25 – USMNT roster reaction: No Dest, Trapp/Zardes, Pulisic, young snubs
59:30 – MAILBAG: The All-Chaos/Nouhou XI that’ll make you laugh and cry
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Mon, 30 September 2019
In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, Matt Doyle and Bobby Warshaw sit down to dig into second to last week of the regular season. The real fun, though, comes when the guys jump in the ETR Time Machine to see whether their preseason Baerantees and predictions came good … or flopped spectacularly.
Also in this episode … Why LAFC aren’t invincible, how the Galaxy are primed for a spectacular collapse (or MLS Cup win) and how to beat both in the playoffs. Time to celebrate the Rapids, who might not make the playoffs but are better than the three teams in front of them. What’s wrong with FC Dallas? What’s the Revs’ postseason ceiling? Why hasn’t Ike Opara gotten USMNT call-ups?
3:23 – Who is the biggest threat to LAFC in the West? What’s the gameplan?
10:40 – Why doesn’t Ike Opara get USMNT call-ups?
11:49 – The Galaxy are flawed – that much is obvious – but will it be fatal?
21:34 – All hail the Rapids! The best team in the West outside LAFC
28:01 – What’s wrong with FC Dallas? Is their season already a success?
36:30 – The Revs are playoffs dangerous? The Revs are playoffs dangerous!
41:06 – Revisiting 2019 Baerantees (awful) and award predictions (less awful)
45:40 – Back to Benny Ball for D.C.? Why does the goals-allowed record keep getting broken?
49:03 – Are the Red Bulls better poised for playoff success now than post Shield?
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Thu, 26 September 2019
In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, David Gass, Bobby Warshaw and Susannah Collins fire off the confetti cannons for LAFC, 2019 MLS Supporters’ Shield winners. It’s time to celebrate Carlos Vela, Bob Bradley and the rest of the Black and Gold, including their amazing supporters. But … does LAFC still need to win MLS Cup to be considered one of the best teams in MLS history? Some say yes. Others no.
Also in this episode … Chris Wondolowski cements Quakes/MLS legend status, Impact seal CCL spot via Canadian Championship win, NYCFC are killing it in the East (and the transfer market), CCL and Leagues Cup berths, Adrian Heath keeps up the “us against the world” routine after Loons clinch playoff spot, Galaxy are who they are and they’re an MLS Cup contender and the Timbers mull DP deal for Diego Valeri.
3:25 – Wondo, man of the people, gets rowdy with Quakes supporters
8:05 – LAFC win Supporters’ Shield … Are they the best team in MLS history?
17:37 – Allez Impact! Montreal win Canadian Championship/CCL spot
21:20 – NYCFC whoop Atlanta/are killing it in the transfer market
27:52 – Concacaf Champions League + Leagues Cup qualification as it currently stands
31:39 – MNUFC in the playoffs! Heath keeps up “us against the world” routine
36:16 – Who trusts the LA Galaxy? Who wants to play them in the playoffs?
38:25 – Who will get in? Portland, Dallas or San Jose (50:12)? You pick two
44:25 – Should the Timbers re-sign Diego Valeri to a DP deal?
53:51 – Extratime Mailbag: New Crew stadium, Heath’s tactics, Chara or Valeri
Mon, 23 September 2019
In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, David Gass, Charlie Davies and Matt Doyle mourn Josef Martinez’s knee injury and wonder how Atlanta United’s dreams of winning back-to-back MLS Cup championships might be affected by the potential absence of the league’s goal king. What’s the best-case scenario for Martinez and Atlanta? What’s the glass half-empty take? Who might fill in for the rest of the regular season? Why doesn’t Doyle have faith in Pity Martinez?
Also in this episode … LAFC haven’t won in five games, is something wrong with Bob Bradley’s squad? Which career MLSers deserve a place in the National Soccer Hall of Fame? Should Montreal bring back Nacho Piatti in 2020? How about Michael Bradley and Toronto FC? Will the general be back at BMO? Plus, hapless playoff contenders, a midweek preview and the best German in MLS.
2:32 – Josef Martinez is hurt … What does it mean for Atlanta United?
6:21 – How might Frank de Boer replace Josef? Short- and long-term
13:33 – Celebrating the career of Michael Parkhurst
20:45 – Which MLSers deserve a place in the National Soccer Hall of Fame?
32:48 – What’s wrong with LAFC? Plus, Adama Diomande out indefinitely
41:31 – Should Montreal bring back Nacho Piatti in 2020?
46:18 – Toronto FC and Michael Bradley: Will they stay together?
51:07 – Is the playoff field one team too big? Hapless race for the seven seed
55:00 – Midweek preview! Playoff implications galore
59:16 – Who is the best German player in MLS?
Thu, 19 September 2019
In this episode, Andrew Wiebe and David Gass sit down for a wide-ranging interview with Sunil Gulati (29:00), 12-year president of U.S. Soccer and current FIFA council member about his induction into the National Soccer Hall of Fame, the successful bid to win the 2026 World Cup, scandals and cleanup at FIFA, creation of MLS and much, much more.
Also in this episode … Bobby Warshaw and Susannah Collins jump in the studio with Wiebe and Gass to talk Jesse Marsch’s big Champions League win, David Silva to Inter Miami, interleague play between Liga MX and MLS, a jam-packed Golden Boot race and more!
Also in the episode …
3:55 – Jesse Marsch makes UEFA Champions League history
6:29 – David Silva would make perfect sense for Inter Miami
11:18 – Interleague play between Liga MX and MLS? Plus, Bobby’s big idea
18:16 – It’s a three-man Golden Boot race! Vela, Zlatan, Josef
21:45 – Uh oh! Timbers are in trouble
25:06 – Biggest games of MLS Week 29
29:00 – INTERVIEW: FIFA council member Sunil Gulati
35:54 – GULATI: U.S. Soccer in the 80s, 1994 World Cup & MLS creation
45:42 – GULATI: What will 2026 WCup mean to USA? + Liga MX/MLS relationship
49:45 – GULATI: FIFA scandal, representation at USSF, state of USMNT
Mon, 16 September 2019
In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, David Gass, Matt Doyle and Calen Carr marvel at the wonder that is Zlatan Ibrahimovic. For on-field exploits, how about a hat-trick to take his season total to 26 goals? For off-field headlines, how about claiming he’s the “best ever” player in MLS history? Well, is Zlatan right? The guys tackle that question and the Galaxy’s ever increasing playoff chances. And for those with Zlatan fatigue, we’ve got plenty more…
Also in the episode … New Chicago Fire owner Joe Mansueto calls in to share his vision for the club, ideal Designated Player profile and what a move to Soldier Field in 2020 will do for the fanbase. Plus, what is Minnesota United’s 2019 narrative and should the Loons re-sign Darwin Quintero? Might it be better if Portland DON’T have a home playoff game? Which teams around the East playoff line will stay above it? Mario Mandzukic to LAFC?
2:50 – Zlatan says he’s MLS’s “best ever” player. Is he right?
15:25 – What is the Minnesota United narrative for 2019?
18:23 – Should the Loons re-sign Darwin Quintero?
25:09 – Where was Brian Fernandez? Timbers on the road in the playoffs?
34:04 – INTERVIEW: New Fire owner Joe Mansueto on Solider Field, rebrand, Chicharito
45:49 – What was the worst result of the weekend?
48:55 – Digging in on the Eastern Conference: playoff line, NYCFC, PHI-LAFC
58:52 – Are Toronto FC actually MLS Cup contenders?
Thu, 12 September 2019
Inside Beckham's Messi-to-Miami pitch + Midweek MLS, Galaxy flirt w/ disaster & USMNT w/ Kim McCauley
In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, David Gass, Bobby Warshaw and Susannah Collins get hyped about David Beckham’s reported Inter Miami pitch to Lionel Messi. Messi can reportedly get out of his contract (for free!) in June. So will he? And what would Messi in MLS look like? Plus, a suspended Matias Almeyda sneaks around the stadium, Andre Shinyashiki goes hypebeast Guy Fawkes with the dye job and USMNT glass half full/empty with SB Nation’s Kim McCauley.
Also in the episode … Who is the MLS Rookie of the Year leader? Which non-playoff team is best equipped for 2020? Are the playoffs slipping away from Zlatan and the Galaxy … again? Is Orlando City’s future bright after improved 2019? Do the Union have anything to prove against LAFC? Is MLS sending its best to Concacaf Champions League? How many players would you take from 2014 USMNT on 2019 version?
3:32 – Get hyped about Beckham’s reported Inter Miami pitch to Leonel Messi!
8:29 – Riffing on MLS midweek: Toronto FC, Almeyda, Superman celebration
13:31 – Who is the MLS Rookie of the Year leader?
15:48 – Which non-playoff team is best equipped for 2020?
21:08 – Are the playoffs slipping away from Zlatan and the Galaxy … again?
26:30 – Is Orlando City’s future bright after improved 2019? Or is 2020 too soon?
29:46 – Do the Union have anything to prove against LAFC?
32:26 – LAFC to CCL! Can they win it? Who else does the crew want to see in?
36:17 – If the playoffs started today, here’s what Susannah would want to see
38:43 – Why is watching/following the USMNT such a downer?
43:45 – INTERVIEW: Kim McCauley (SB Nation) on USMNT present & future
57:22 – Canada’s ideal international window! Two wins and some Hex help
1:02:17 – How many players would you take from 2014 USMNT on 2019 version?
Mon, 9 September 2019
Mailbag episode! Andrew Wiebe, Matt Doyle and Bobby Warshaw answer a flood of listener questions following the US national team’s 3-0 loss to Mexico. What’s the narrative around the team? Can it be spun as anything but a disaster? What is progress? Is Gregg Berhalter an Ideologue? Why are Wil Trapp and Gyasi Zardes starting? Is it too late for players to pick up the system? How might Tyler Adams change things? Can we count on John Brooks? Is there a Plan B? Is Mexico just better?
Also in the episode … Duane Rollins calls in to talk Canada and the Nations League. Could an MLS team beat Mexico? How will NYCFC do without Heber? Is Dome Torrent a Coach of the Year candidate? Who should D.C. United sign to replace Rooney and Lucho? What is Jonathan Lewis’ ceiling? Who deserves the blame if the Galaxy miss the playoffs? Will Sporting KC sign a big-time No. 9?
3:40 – USA lose to Mexico … is the sky falling? What is the narrative?
8:30 – What progress did Doyle and Warshaw see against Mexico?
15:34 – Is Gregg Berhalter an ideologue? Should Trapp start?
23:30 – Should Sargent, Pomykal and the other young guns start?
27:10 – Can USA rely on John Brooks? How has Weston McKennie done with USA?
35:43 – Is Extratime too “buddy buddy” with Berhalter?
38:31 – The Tata Counterfactual: What would USA look like with Martino in charge?
41:24 – Duane Rollins (Host of Soccer Today) takes ETR to task on Canada
50:08 – MLS Mailbag: NYCFC, Dome Torrent, LuchoRoo replacements in D.C., Jonathan Lewis’ ceiling
57:47 – Who takes the heat if the Galaxy miss the playoffs? Will Sporting KC sign a big-time No. 9?
Thu, 5 September 2019
In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, David Gass and Bobby Warshaw have a long conversation about Sergino Dest, emerging Ajax fullback, US U-20 star and US national team starter against Mexico. Only … we didn’t know that when we recorded! So the guys ponder whether Gregg Berhalter will start the 19-year-old dual national, who just got a call from the Dutch U-23s and what the push and pull says about the program. Plus, Bobby builds his ideal “play proactively” XI against El Tri.
>Also in the episode … Nations League begins and Canada know they’ve got to be perfect! The guys heap praise on the underrated Maxi Moralez, NYCFC’s diminutive playmaker. Are LAFC vulnerable without Carlos Vela? Yeah, probably. Top expansion draft picks and most disappointing MLS team of the last decade.
3:40 – Sergino Dest … Should he start vs. Mexico (he will, says Berhalter) and what’s his future with USMNT?
23:12 – How should the US play against Mexico?
32:38 – Goal.com’s Jon Arnold gives the Mexico perspective
39:36 – Why Concacaf Nations League matters and is very fun
43:37 – Why Canada has to be perfect to get into the Hex … and that’s fair
48:05 – Maxi Moralez is the most underrated attacker in MLS
52:48 – Are LAFC just a little bit vulnerable? What if Vela is out come playoffs?
55:10 – MAIL: Best expansion draft pick of all-time? Most disappointing team in the last decade?
Mon, 2 September 2019
In this special Labor Day episode, Andrew Wiebe and David Gass bring you interviews with four fascinating (but wildly different) North American soccer personalities. First up, Ike Opara, who arrived in Minnesota this offseason to help turn the Loons’ fortunes around. In his spare time, he grills opponents, friends and follow professional players on the BS Podcast.
Also in the episode … DaMarcus Beasley on his final season, why he doesn’t get showered in gifts like Landon Donovan and the embarrassing accessory his running mate refused to part with back in the day. Plus, Earthquakes midfielder and US national team prospect Jackson Yueill sits down with David in Los Angeles, and Austin da Luz talks life in the second division as as he prepares to hang up his boots.
2:08 – Ike Opara on Minnesota United, marking Zlatan and podcasting 101
26:40 – DaMarcus Beasley is walking away, but he’s still got stories to share
37:01 – Jackson Yueill explains what Matias Almeyda is like behind the scenes
45:37 – North Carolina FC’s Austin da Luz on Playing for Pride, the second division
Thu, 29 August 2019
In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, David Gass and Bobby Warshaw chat with US men’s national team head coach Gregg Berhalter for nearly half an hour. You’ll hear from Berhalter on Christian Pulisic’s best position, Paxton Pomykal and Miles Robinson’s development, what he learned from the Gold Cup, why positions are just one way to look at the game and how he and his staff monitor, scout, evaluate and communicate with the player pool.
Also in this show: Atlanta United outlast Minnesota United in the US Open Cup final … Nashville SC general manager Mike Jacobs on the club’s first-ever Designated Player, Hany Mukhtar … Playoff dates released, what does it mean? … Biggest games of the weekend are __________
1:35 – Atlanta United lift another trophy! US Open Cup final recap
12:03 – Playoff schedule is out … so who has an advantage?
14:30 – INTERVIEW: Gregg Berhalter goes deep on USMNT (Pulisic, Pomykal, Dest, tactics, dual nationals)
40:35 – USMNT roster takeaways from Warshaw, Wiebe and Gass
43:01 – Biggest matches of MLS Week 26
47:30 – INTERVIEW: Mike Jacobs on Nashville SC’s new DP, Hany Mukhtar
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Mon, 26 August 2019
In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, David Gass, Matt Doyle and Bobby Warshaw sit down to recap all the action from Heineken Rivalry Week. First up, El Trafico, the most bonkers rivalry in MLS (on the field, at least). That’s in large part thanks to Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who is living rent-free in LAFC’s own building. Doyle and Warshaw break down the tactics and Gass shares his experience inside Banc of California Stadium.
Also in this show … Hell is Real lives up to the billing (and the guys eulogize FC Cincinnati), FC Dallas make a point in the Texas Derby, 2nd place in the West is up for grabs, NYCFC might just be the best team in the East, Philadelphia’s quest for a successful season, US Open Cup preview and an interview with new Colorado Rapids head coach Robin Fraser.
3:00 – LAFC can’t get over El Trafico hump
18:50 – Hell is Real! Zardes’ redemption and FC Cincy’s eulogy
28:45 – Second best team in the West? Who knows!
35:06 – Why Bobby has come around on Dome Torrent, NYCFC
39:01 – What does a successful season for the Union look like?
41:19 – Atlanta United vs. Minnesota United in the US Open Cup preview
45:30 – INTERVIEW: Robin Fraser, new head coach of the Colorado Rapids
56:47 – Mailbag: Top 10 central defenders in MLS
Thu, 22 August 2019
Heineken Rivalry Week is here! Andrew Wiebe and Bobby Warshaw celebrate by eulogizing the San Jose backline (RIP, Vela was here) then hitting the phones. First up, Max Bretos in Los Angeles to talk about LAFC’s historic success and a looming El Trafico. Mike Conti is next up from Atlanta, talking to a couple “idiots” about Josef Martinez’s troll game and the Orlando City rivalry. Then it’s Patrice Bernier, now an Impact assistant coach, to dissect Montreal’s 24-hour coaching carousel and the Canadian Classique.
Also in this show … The USL Show and St. Louis native Phill Grooms on supporter culture and buzz as MLS team No. 28 goes official!
Mon, 19 August 2019
With Andrew in transit purgatory David is joined by Bobby, Doyle, and Calen to decide which of them is the biggest “idiot”. Then they try to solve the unsolvable questions. Who is the second best team in MLS? Is Carlos Vela the most entertaining player in league history? And of course who will make the 2019 Audi MLS Cup Playoffs?
Plus Bobby rallies the LA Galaxy ahead of the Leagues Cup Semifinal, a Heineken Rivalry Week preview and big news coming out of St. Louis.
5:50 - Who's the 2nd Best team in the league
12:10 - Carlos Vela & LAFC Conversation
20:18 - The current playoff situation in MLS
29:35 - How good are the Revs?
35:27 - Whitecaps make a big move, what's the plan for the future?
40:07 - MLS in St. Louis?
51:39 - Mailbag
Thu, 15 August 2019
In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, David Gass, Charlie Davies and Susannah Collins celebrate and dissect a Major League Soccer’s first final triumph over Liga MX in more than 20 years! Atlanta United knocked off Club America, 3-2, to win the second-ever Campeones Cup. David was there – it was electric at Mercedes Benz Stadium – to witness the magic of Piojo Herrera in person, Charlie says Darlington Nagbe needs another look from the USMNT and the whole crew tries to put the win in perspective.
Also in this show … Houston Dynamo GM Matt Jordan on Wilmer Cabrera’ dismissal and the future of the club, Ike Opara vs. the field for Defender of the Year, analyzing the ailing Sounders, celebrating the reported expansion to St. Louis and trying to imagine MLS’s future structure and hypothetical celebrity owners in MLS.
3:03 – MLS, ATL top Liga MX, Club America in Campeones Cup
8:01 – Why Darlington Nagbe should get another look with US
18:40 – INTERVIEW: Dynamo GM Matt Jordan on future of the club
39:13 – Charlie Davies says playoff hopes are dead for these teams…
43:58 – Ike Opara for Defender of the Year? Who else has a shot?
50:49 – #MLS4TheLou: Reported expansion to St. Louis!
55:01 – How might MLS work with 28 teams? Wiebe’s plan
57:55 – Which hypothetical celebrity owners would make MLS more fun?
Mon, 12 August 2019
In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, Bobby Warshaw and Charlie Davies name “Winners” and “Not winners” from MLS Week 23. The Chicago Fire, FC Dallas and D.C. United (without Rooney!) are winners! The LA Galaxy are “not winners” after losing to a team without their two best players … and picking up just 5 wins in 15 games over all. Oh, and Zlatan has thoughts about the playoffs.
Also in this show … Bob Bradley raises coaching standards to a higher level and Bobby is here for it, the Revs appear to be for real, David Gass checks in from Atlanta on the eve of Campeones Cup, The Athletic’s Sam Stejskal shines light on Mike Petke’s termination as head coach of Real Salt Lake and a 1v1 Extratime basketball game is planned.
4:07 – Winners from MLS Week 23
11:18 – Are the Galaxy good? Or just getting by? Plus, Zlatan and the playoff system
26:48 – Are the Revs for real? Charlie says no doubt about it
31:36 – David Gass checks in from Campeones Cup prelude in Atlanta
45:35 – The Athletic’s Sam Stejskal on Mike Petke’s termination as RSL head coach
54:25 – Why other MLS coaches should be watching Bob Bradley’s LAFC
Thu, 8 August 2019
In this episode, Andrew Wiebe and Calen dig into the MLS transfer deadline, the big-money moves and the shocking exit of one of the league’s biggest stars, Wayne Rooney. The Athletic’s Pablo Maurer joins the show to give you an inside look at the past few days in the nation’s capital and explains why Rooney decided he had to return to England for the good of his family.
Also in this show … peak pettiness from Josef Martinez and Adrian Heath after US Open Cup semifinals, a quick look ahead to Week 23 and former Montreal Impact technical director Adam Braz gives you an expert take on the transfer window, including insight on the Galaxy’s move for Cristian Pavon, LAFC’s new Penarol starlet, Inter Miami’s expansion build and much more.
2:56 – Peak pettiness from Josef Martinez in USOC
5:38 – Mason Toye for USMNT? Keep your eyes on this young No. 9
8:24 – Adrian Heath goes in on “MLS dot com” (AKA all of us)
12:05 – Why Wayne Rooney swapped D.C. United for Derby County (Pablo Maurer, The Athletic)
26:26 – Everything you need to know from MLS deadline day w/ Adam Braz
36:09 – How did Galaxy land Cristian Pavon? Was it above board?
40:38 – LAFC drop serious coin on Penarol’s Brian Rodriguez
56:27 – Looking ahead to Week 23 and a new episode of the Movement
Mon, 5 August 2019
In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, David Gass, Calen Carr and Matt Doyle sit down in the studio talk about MLS Week 22, Aaron Long's transfer saga, juicy transfer rumors around MLS, Inter Miami linked to Gennaro Gattuso and US Open Cup semifinals.
But first, Alejandro Bedoya grabbed headlines for his goal celebration and mic drop on Sunday. The guys share their thoughts on Bedoya’s statement on national TV – “Congress, do something now! End gun violence! Let’s go!” – and the bravery it takes to seize the moment.
3:16 - Ale Bedoya drops the mic on national TV
17:27 - Union bounce back, DC are "a mess"
21:06 - ATL have so much talent it may not matter how they play
24:10 - Can anyone stop LAFC? (Hint: No)
26:12 - Prairie Dog Plague & celebrating Kei Kamara
32:16 - Quick takeaways from MLS Week 22
36:46 - Aaron Long! Pavon! Ola Kamara! Bojan! Transfer madness
50:55 - US Open Cup quick preview
56:20 - Mailbag: Should I split my family over soccer?
Thu, 1 August 2019
In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, David Gass, Charlie Davies and Matt Doyle wrap up the MLS All-Star festivities from Orlando, including an epic photobomb, Nani’s buzzer beater in the first-ever MLS Skills Challenge presented by Target, Atletico Madrid’s victory and Joao Felix’s golazo and a meeting between PRO’s Howard Webb and one Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Laughs, we got them.
Also in this episode … Week 22 preview with Atlanta United vs. LA Galaxy the big game on the docket, an amazing Bob Bradley impersonation by LAFC’s Walker Zimmerman, what it’s like to play for Matias Almeyda with Chris Wondolowski, Graham Zusi’s career as a Sporting KC (and Wizards) lifer and a ton of listener mail!
Mon, 29 July 2019
In a special All-Star edition of Extratime, Andrew Wiebe, David Gass, Matt Doyle and Bobby Warshaw sit down in Orlando at the MLS Digital HQ presented by Wells Fargo to get hyped for the Homegrown Game, MLS Skills Challenge and marquee clash on Wednesday night.
In this episode ... Who is the best team in the Eastern Conference? Your guess is as good as ours! Mark-Anthony Kaye comes by the set to chat about LAFC, his Barca midfield model, why his career got off to a slow start, Canada's future and Bob Bradley in the weight room. Finally, Inter Miami's first signings cost a pretty penny. What it means for MLS?
Thu, 25 July 2019
Andrew Wiebe, David Gass, Calen Carr and Susannah Collins look back on the first half of the 2019 MLS season. More specifically, the crew chooses their top storyline so far. Someone’s gotta choose LAFC, but everything else is up for grabs. How about Minnesota’s progress? The Revs’ ying-yang season? Matias Almeyda and San Jose? Union atop the table? So much to choose from!
Also in this episode … Leagues Cup quarterfinals, including James Harden flexing and dancing, a cat on the field in Utah and the Galaxy kids coming through, Zlatan’s avoids suspension for that elbow, All-Star lookahead and your thoughts in the mailbag.
5:02 – Leagues Cup! Alex Morgan, James Harden & the RSL cat
11:58 – Did MLS teams approach Leagues Cup in the right way?
15:42 – Josh Wolff … Good hire for Austin FC?
27:03 – Zlatan avoids suspension. Should it have been a red card?
36:37 – Low point for the Vancouver Whitecaps in CanChamp
41: 40 – Favorite storylines from the 2019 season…
51:10 – Looking forward to LAFCvATL and more Pity Martinez
Mon, 22 July 2019
In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, Charlie Davies, Matt Doyle and David Gass talk soccer and take sides. Are you Team Zlatan or Team Over Zlatan? El Trafico brings out the best (in the media and on the field) from the big Swede, and the guys dig into another rivalry win for the Galaxy as well as the polarizing nature of the club’s international star. Plus, do LAFC need another attacking Designated Player to make sure they don’t fall short of MLS Cup?
Also in this episode … Cascadia Cup delivers (and so does Brian Fernandez … again), MLS Week 20 winners and “dropped points,” a big decision for Red Bulls with Aaron Long linked to West Ham and Leagues Cup kick off and expansion!
1:23 - Galaxy own LAFC in El Trafico
8:43 - Zlatan: Soccer poet or boring blowhard?
20:19 - Does LAFC need a DP attacker to avoid MLS Cup disappointment?
25:25 - Better bet for MLS Cup: Sounders or Timbers?
34:20 - Winners (and "dropped points") from MLS Week 20
49:29 - Should the Red Bulls sell Aaron Long to West Ham?
53:56 - Leagues Cup ... Just give it a chance, OK?
Thu, 18 July 2019
Despite being a Man/Woman down, Bobby and David keep their shape as they do a two man Extratime show for the ages. A host of midweek MLS games give the guys a chance to debate what happened to the Fire over the last two years. Then they revel in the turnaround in New England topped by Gustavo Bou’s debut wonder goal.
Orlando City SC forward Chris Mueller joins the show to talk about his excitement over taking part in the MLS skills challenge (July 30th, 8pm ET on MLSsoccer.com, MLS App, MLS Twitch & Twitter, PlutoTV), talks a little trash to Atlético Madrid, and tells us what his next steps are in his career.
Plus, an El Tráfico preview, should Crew fans be worried, and so much more.
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5:15 Chicago Fire what is going on?
14:52 Revolution love on Bou’s debut
20:53 Toronto ready to rise in the east
26:00 Houston Dynamo and James Harden
27:09 Skills Challenge chat
29:34 Chris Mueller interview on skills challenge, the steps he has to take to make the USMNT, best moments at Exploria Stadium including the "Running of the Wall", and the playoff push for OCSC.
44:55 El Trafico preview who does this mean more for?
53:43 Leagues Cup
55:07 Mailbag on Crew SC
Mon, 15 July 2019
Who is up and who is down in MLS? A wild weekend of games across the league and Doyle, Bobby, Calen, and David sit down to try and help you make sense of it. These experts look at which teams made the biggest statements in their wins (and loses) as we head into the second half of the season. Plus San Jose dominate the Cali Clasico, a wild finish for Minnesota to maintain their winning streak, and the controversy in the Hudson River Derby.
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Thu, 11 July 2019
MLS transfer window opens with a record signing in New England, and Jim Curtin finally gets a contract extension.
In this episode, Susannah Collins & Calen Carr continuing celebrating after the USWNT parade in NYC, and David Gass & Bobby Warshaw recap their experience at a wild quarterfinal round game in the U.S. Open Cup. Fresh off his contract extension announcement, Jim Curtin joins the show to talk about the approach the club has on Homegrowns.
The MLS transfer window opens with a massive DP signing of Gustavo Bou in New England, and the show previews a big Week 20 highlighted by Seattle hosting Atlanta on Sunday.
Mon, 8 July 2019
In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, Charlie Davies, Matt Doyle and David Gass reflect on a magical World Cup run for the US women’s national team, then do the same for a Gold Cup run that saw the men fall just short. How does Gregg Berhalter’s squad measure up against Mexico? What could change in the next six months? Who were the big winners among the players?
Also in this episode … Good idea or bad idea with the transfer window set to open. YOLO! Ali Adnan is staying in Vancouver. Plus winners from Week 18 and a USMNT-focused mailbag.
Thu, 4 July 2019
In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, Charlie Davies, Matt Doyle and Bobby Warshaw burn the midnight oil – Brown Liquor Special anyone? – to celebrate the US women’s national team’s run to the World Cup final and break down the USMNT’s Gold Cup semifinal win against Jamaica and look ahead to a US-Mexico payoff in Chicago.
Also in this episode … The Athletic’s Sam Stejskal sets the stage for the summer transfer window, including the possibility that Inter Miami goes for a big splash. Like, Luis Suarez big.
1:47 – USA! USA! USA! World Cup final here we come
10:40 – Another final? Yes, please. Breaking down US-Jamaica in the Gold Cup semis
31:18 – Transfer window lowdown with The Athletic’s Sam Stejskal
Mon, 1 July 2019
In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, Charlie Davies, Matt Doyle and Calen Carr praise the soccer gods. Why? The MLS All-Star Skills Challenge presented by Target is back … and backed by the F2Freestylers. Who has skills for days and got snubbed? What alternative skill games would capture the world’s attention?
Oh, and lots of soccer talk is coming your way as well. First up, why did the USMNT look so underwhelming against Curacao? What went wrong and what can be fixed against Jamaica in the Gold Cup semis? How should Canada respond to another devastating loss? What does Andrew have to say to everyone calling the Gold Cup a waste of time? EPIC RANT.
Also in this episode … MLS teams below the playoff line who are going to climb, the Earthquakes and Matias Almeyda are on to something special and Frank De Boer says Pity Martinez was a “danger” to Atlanta United.
2:18 – MLS Skills Challenge is back! Seriously, get pumped
12:08 – USMNT are on to the Gold Cup semifinals, but there is reason for concern
18:22 – Why the US need Altidore at center forward (and how Zardes can still help)
27:02 – Looking ahead to US-Jamaica in the Gold Cup semifinal
32:35 – Canada choke. Why and how? And what’s next?
39:40 – RANT: Why Gold Cup haters need to crawl under a rock
46:40 – MLS Week 17: Quakes on the come up! Non-playoff teams that could rise…
Thu, 27 June 2019
Should Pulisic be guaranteed a starting spot? Plus, #@%$-show circus for USWNT & Canada's Gold Cup dreams
In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, David Gass and Bobby Warshaw get hyped for the biggest game of the summer so far and perhaps the biggest Women’s World Cup game in the tournament’s history. Yes, United States vs. France, and USWNT and World Cup veteran Lori Lindsey calls in to explain why Megan Rapinoe and the rest of the roster aren’t afraid of controversy, a media frenzy or career-defining pressure.
Also in this episode … Bobby’s explains his Christian Pulisic “hot take,” Patrice Bernier gives the guys the lowdown on Canada’s exciting new generation and their dreams of Gold Cup glory, Inter Miami’s chase for Tyler Boyd (and others) goes under the microscope, Wayne Rooney does the seemingly impossible and listeners pack the mailbag.
5:26 – INTERVIEW: USWNT and WCup vet Lori Lindsey on USA-France
21:41 – Should Christian Pulisic’s name be written in ink in US starting XI?
32:36 – What do the guys want to see against Curacao in the quarterfinals?
36:05 – INTERVIEW: Canada legend Patrice Bernier on a new, ambitious generation
49:42 – Hold on, Wayne Rooney did what? 70-yard goal!
52:36 – Tyler Boyd to Inter Miami? Paul Tenorio says they’re in discussions
55:50 – Revs: Villains or plucky underdogs?
Mon, 24 June 2019
Paxton Pomykal: Next big thing in U.S. Soccer? Plus ... All-Star snubs, Gold Cup takes & MLS rumor mill
In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, David Gass, Matt Doyle and Calen Carr gather in the studio to break down a nervous US women’s national team win in the World Cup and plead with Anthony Hudson’s agent to take on a few new clients after the former Rapids’ boss was linked with Newcastle. More seriously, the guys dig into the 2019 MLS All-Star Game presented by Target roster – where is Run DMB?! – and wonder how far Paxton Pomykal’s can go with USMNT, FC Dallas and beyond. Finally, it’s Gold Cup discussion following big USMNT and CanMNT wins at the Gold Cup.
Perhaps most importantly, Calen explains how a good diet (chicken nuggets and milk shakes) can help Wiebe recover from his ankle injury.
1:30 – US women sneak past Spain in the World Cup Round of 16
4:11 – Did MLS get it right with 2019 All-Star squad?
7:56 – Who are the All-Star snubs who stand out the most?
11:46 – Why Mark-Anthony Kaye is the MLS locker-room pick, per Calen Carr?
15:21 – How far can Paxton Pomykal, the next big thing in U.S. Soccer, go?
22:41 – Zlatan radar going off! Is the big man acting a fool … to his teammates?
26:56 – What will Andrew Wooten be for the Philadelphia Union?
30:33 – Alan Pardew or Tab Ramos for FC Cincinnati head coaching job?
36:22 – Jefferson Savarino to the Premier League? Could be good…
38:30 – Takeaways from the US’s 6-0 win against Trinidad & Tobago
51:00 – Canada has the best attack at the Gold Cup!
56:48 – Why Calen is the men’s league Neymar and went on the cheeseburger diet as a player
Thu, 20 June 2019
Who is Tyler Boyd? Andrew Wiebe, David Gass, and Calen Carr are joined by the USMNT's newest breakout star. Boyd tells the guys about playing everywhere from New Zealand to Turkey, and why he choose to play for the United States after appearing in friendlies for New Zealand. TSN analyst Terry Dunfield calls in to explain why Canada's goal should be to WIN the Gold Cup. Plus, US Open Cup upsets and Landon Donovan the USL Championship general manager.
Mon, 17 June 2019
In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, David Gass, and Matt Doyle are joined by the guys from the Total Soccer Show to discuss the USMNT's chances in the Gold Cup. Wiebe then sits down for an exclusive interview with USMNT legend and Colorado Rapids' 'keeper Tim Howard.
4:10 - Mexico and Canada, what did they show in Gold Cup Openers?
9:15 - Did Jamaica's coach actually say Gold Cup is a "must win?"
10:59 - Guyana game preview
13:52 - Total Soccer Show: How much does the Gold Cup matter?
35:55 - Tim Howard Exclusive Interview
54:55 - U.S. Open Cup
58:12 - Better MLS player: Vela or Giovinco?
Thu, 13 June 2019
In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, David Gass, Bobby Warshaw and Susannah Collins react to the news that Tyler Adams will miss the Gold Cup, chat with US men’s national team head coach Gregg Berhalter, feed you all the random Concacaf info you didn’t know that you needed to know ahead of the tournament and bask in the glory of the U.S. Open Cup.
3:27 – How will USMNT deal with loss of Tyler Adams in the Gold Cup?
7:10 – INTERVIEW: US men’s national team head coach Gregg Berhalter
24:00 – Bobby dissects our interview with Gregg Berhalter
25:57 – Canada can win the Gold Cup! No, seriously, that attack is filthy
29:00 – Star players, important context and interesting facts about every Gold Cup team
44:55 – US Open Cup 4th Round: Cupsets, best stories and MLS clubs marching on
49:47 – Ben Baer joins for the Mailbag (and iTunes review roasts)
Mon, 10 June 2019
In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, David Gass, Matt Doyle and Calen Carr gather in the AT&T MLS Studios to prepare for an insane summer of soccer. First up, a check-in with US women’s national team correspondent Jordan Angeli, who is in France for the World Cup. Up next, Part 1 of our Gold Cup preview: four groups, four favorites. Mexico are the favorites, Costa Rica are darkhorses, Jamaica want to take the final step and the US have questions but also some answers.
Thu, 6 June 2019
In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, David Gass, Susannah Collins and Bobby Warshaw break down US men’s national team head coach Gregg Berhalter’s Gold Cup roster decisions (and that poor performance against Jamaica), give the optimist and pessimist takes on the U-20’s World Cup run, roast Andrew’s revised MLS awards predictions and try to decide if Luis Saurez truly is the best choice as Inter Miami’s first signing.
1:12 – Women’s World Cup! Who’s going to France?
4:22 – USMNT lost to Jamaica … Time to panic?
8:15 – Should Josh Sargent have been named to Gold Cup roster?
17:12 – US U-20s march on in the World Cup! What’s it mean?
28:30 – Wiebe’s revised MLS award predictions (roast ‘em!)
38:40 – Luis Saurez + Inter Miami = Match made in heaven?
41:45 – Yeah, but what about James Rodriguez!?!?
44:24 – How could Argentine star Christian Pavon land in LA?
46:20 – ETR Mailbag
Mon, 3 June 2019
In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, David Gass, Matt Doyle and Bobby Warshaw cover every inch of MLS Week 14, including Bob Bradley’s call for the referees to keep a closer eye on the treatment of LAFC’s star player, Carlos Vela.
3:49 – Providence Park is magnificent because it’s not cookie cutter
8:25 – Bob Bradley wants referees to look out for Carlos Vela. Is he right?
17:44 – Atlanta United are back! Beware Eastern Conference
21:20 – How much will Atlanta United sell Ezequiel Barco for? Will they break even?
24:18 – Red Bulls are back to beating up on the rest of MLS
27:26 – Can Omar Gonzalez fix Toronto FC?
30:53 – What is Zach Steffen’s MLS legacy?
34:14 – Bruce Arena goes back to basics. Revs get results.
41:04 – All aboard the Colorado Rapids bandwagon!
47:11 – What happened to Darwin Quintero? Something is off
52:01 – U-20 World Cup: What are you looking for vs. France?
54:43 – ETR Mailbag
Thu, 30 May 2019
Zlatan eats criticism! Will he eat Bobby? Plus, Vela chases Josef's record & Craig Waibel (RSL) stops by
In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, David Gass and Susannah Collins break down all the midweek MLS and US Open Cup action – Union’s lack of finishing, Robin Fraser linked to Rapids job, Zlatan eats criticism (???), Fire and DC’s unhappy draw – as well as Josef Martinez’s single-season goal record and the odds Carlos Vela breaks it after just one year. Plus, Leagues Cup brings MLS and Liga MX together, FC Cincinnati hire veteran Dutch soccer executive to be their soccer czar, Providence Park is back and Real Salt Lake GM Craig Waibel drops by for a fun chat!
4:24 – The Union are Extratime darlings … but they can’t finish
7:58 – Would Robin Fraser be a good fit as Rapids head coach?
12:59 – Come on Extratime, Zlatan. We dare you! Eat our criticism!
15:10 – Fire lose! DC lose! Somehow, both got the points in a crazy game
18:33 – Josef Martinez gets a brace … calls out people drinking beer and criticizing
20:59 – Will Carlos Vela break Josef Martinez’s single-season goal record?
25:45 – Best stories from the US Open Cup 3rd Round + 4th Round upset potential
30:11 – What does FC Cincinnati GM hire mean for the club?
33:33 – Providence Park is back and Timbers Army is ready! You should go there
37:27 – Should you care about Leagues Cup? It could be fun…
41:59 – Real Salt Lake general manager Craig Waibel talks shop in the studio
Mon, 27 May 2019
In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, Bobby Warshaw and Matt Doyle stay late in the studio to give you an Memorial Day edition of Extratime driven by Continental, featuring a can’t-miss interview with US soccer legend Tony Meola. Meola tells the story of how he went from New Jersey “punk” to a World Cup star, plus the winners from Week 13 with Ben Baer.
2:25 – Who is Doyle’s big winner from Week 13? We’re looking at you Quakes!
5:23 – Big winner? Portland Timbers, who end road trip on a high
8:51 – Real Salt Lake take down the defending champs!
11:08 – The Colorado Rapids won again! Winning streak!
17:58 – INTERVIEW: The incredible story of Tony Meola, from New Jersey to three World Cups
Thu, 23 May 2019
In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, David Gass, Bobby Warshaw and Susannah Collins give two US soccer legends their due.
First up, Seattle Sounders defender Chad Marshall. The three-time Defender of the Year hung up his boots midseason, but not before winning everything there is to win in MLS and inspiring a young Bobby to go to Stanford. Then it’s time to remember Run DMB. DaMarcus Beasley did his thing for 20 years and he’s still got six months to go. The crew explains how a kid from Fort Wayne, Ind., made it and how he inspired thousands in the process.
Also in this episode … John Strong and Stu Holden from FS1 stop by to evaluate Andrew and David’s All-Star Fan XI presented by Target ballots and talk Gold Cup. Adam Belz from the Scuffed Podcast also gives you a five-minute guide to the US at the U-20 World Cup.
3:38 – Chad Marshall hangs them up. Should Defender of the Year be named after him?
12:21 – DaMarcus Beasley: The most underrated American soccer star of all-time
23:39 – Chris Armas says Red Bulls coverage is too negative. Is he right?
29:53 – Must-watch MLS games of Week 13
36:24 – Five-minute US U-20 World Cup preview from Adam Belz (Scuffed Podcast)
42:37 – John Strong and Stu Holden join to talk All-Star ballots & Gold Cup
Mon, 20 May 2019
In this episode, the guys give underdog-turned-MLS goal king Chris Wondolowski his due. Landon Donovan lost the all-time goal record to the Quakes legend thanks to a flurry of goals, four to be exact, and all were pure one-touch Wondo. The guys explain what it means – to them, to Wondo, to MLS history – then chat to the man of the hour. How’d Wondo celebrate? What does it mean to him? What’s the coolest message of congratulations (spolier: David Beckham)?
Also in this episode … Winners from Week 12: Red Bulls and Tom Barlow, Colorado Rapids, Real Salt Lake and the Bruce Arena Effect in New England, plus everything else that matters in Major League Soccer. Is a European soccer legend in the running for the FC Cincinnati job? Have Crew SC completely turned the page on the Gregg Berhalter era?
Thu, 16 May 2019
Andrew Wiebe, David Gass and Bobby Warshaw landed the biggest guest of the year! Bruce Arena calls in to Extratime to explain why he’s back in MLS, why the Revs were the right fit, why the club’s future is extremely bring and why he has no regrets when it comes to the US missing the World Cup. Plus, the guys explain what the hire means for New England, go over how much work there is to do and ponder what sort of identity US soccer’s most decorated coach will bring to his new club.
Also in this episode … Andrew’s rant on the US Open Cup and why MLS teams should enter a round earlier, reaction from midweek games, Week 12 preview and debating the sanctity of the locker room for players and media. In the mailbag, Zlatan’s antics, MLS players as grilled cheese sandwiches and the Rapids’ uncertain future.
3:43 – Here’s what you need to know from Wednesday night’s MLS action
7:01 – Magic of the US Open Cup, as described by the voices of the Open Cup
10:50 – Wiebe: Why MLS teams must enter USOC a round earlier
20:06 – INTERVIEW: Bruce Arena joins ETR to talk about his new gig in New England
35:29 – Why Bruce Arena can take New England into a new era
45:01 – What to watch and what matters in MLS Week 12
51:09 – Is the locker room a sacred place sans media, as Pity Martinez prefers
54:30 – MAILBAG: MLSers as grilled cheese, Zlatan and his antics, Rapids’ future
Wed, 15 May 2019
Mon, 13 May 2019
In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, David Gass, Bobby Warshaw and Matt Doyle go in on Major League Soccer’s Week 12. Monday means winners and losers, and there’s no bigger winner than LAFC these days. Bob Bradley, Carlos Vela and the rest of the Black and Gold are on track to obliterate every record in the book. Who would you take in the trophy chase? LAFC? Or the field? Are they actually the Man City of MLS, as Caleb Porter proposed? Other winners: Pity Martinez (finally off the schneid) and Atlanta United, teams that fired their head coaches (no, not the Rapids) and the Houston Dynamo … after a loss.
As for Week 12 losers, the LA Galaxy lead the pack after NYCFC handled them easily. Zlatan can’t do it all, but is he also holding the Galaxy back? Andrew is coming around to Team Bobby, and everyone else is rolling their eyes. Minnesota United have a conundrum, too. How do they get the best out of Darwin Quintero AND Angelo Rodriguez? And how can they start picking up wins at home? Sporting KC are also in the wilderness … and their numbers are dwindling by the day.
Also in this episode … Ben Baer joins for the mailbag to play “Guess that Designated Player!” and explain what Porter was talking about when he said Expected Goals told the real story of Crew SC’s season.
3:57 – LAFC and Carlos Vela chase history as the results (and goals) pile up
8:35 – Need a win? Just dismiss your head coach! It worked for Cincy and the Revs
13:08 – Pity finally gets his goal! Atlanta get another shutout and climb the table
18:20 – The Dynamo lost … and are still a Week 11 winner? How?
25:12 – LA Galaxy look static (three straight Ls) and so does Zlatan
29:08 – Are NYCFC good? They sure look good, in large part thanks to Heber
37:55 – Can Adrian Heath figure out the Quintero-Rodriguez conundrum?
40:32 – Is the season spiraling away for Sporting Kansas City?
52:40 – MAILBAG: Name that DP! Caleb Porters xG comments!
Thu, 9 May 2019
In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, David Gass, Bobby Warshaw and Calen Carr tackle the close of MLS’s primary transfer window. Which moves did the guys like the most? Which teams did what they had to do as the count ticked down?
The Rapids certainly didn’t sit on their hands, getting younger and filling holes after they fired head coach Anthony Hudson. The Crew weren’t playing around either, but the winner was either the Seattle Sounders or Portland Timbers. The Athletic’s Sam Stejskal calls in to pull back the curtain.
Meanwhile, Paul Tenorio (yes, too much Athletic) doesn’t have a good nickname, but he does have the lowdown on the Fire’s proposed move from Bridgeview to Soldier Field downtown. FC Cincinnati president and GM Jeff Berding also calls in to explain why he dismissed head coach Alan Koch just 11 games into the club’s first MLS season and what comes next. Could David Moyes coach FCC? It’s possible.
Also in this episode … US Open Cup gets a huge upgrade, The Movement is back and a Minnesota fan gets some Loons swag in the Mailbag.
Mon, 6 May 2019
In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, David Gass, Matt Doyle and Charlie Davies go deep on Major League Soccer’s Week 10. First up, as always, the winners from the weekend: Ezequiel Barco, Jim Curtin and the Union, Dab God aka Derrick Etienne Jr. and New York City FC. As for losers, FC Cincinnati’s tailspin continues – now with hard-truth quotes from Fanendo Adi – and referee Ted Unkel is under the microscope again as Columbus feels jobbed by a controversial call.
Also in this episode, analyzing the Francisco Calvo trade to the Chicago Fire, Diego Valeri joins the 70-70 club and the Timbers make a massive move! Brian Fernandez is headed to the Rose City in a record transfer from Liga MX’s Necaxa. Where will he play? How will he change the Timbers? Last but not least, some extremely MLS-y trades as the transfer deadline looms.
In the mailbag … Charlie picks his all-time 5v5 teammate, the guys identity surprise MLS stars of 2019 and the Houston Dynamo’s fast start is fun (but may not be sustainable).
Thu, 2 May 2019
In this episode, Andrew, David, Bobby and Susannah gather to discuss Major League Soccer’s current trend: coaches calling out their own squads. First up, Andrew’s 2019 MLS All-Star presented by Target XI. Got a chance, says Wiebe! Gonna get rolled by Atletico Madrid, says everyone else. Then it’s on to FC Cincinnati and Alan Koch – with plenty of props for the first-place Union – after comments from the coach that made it clear he believes the current squad isn’t enough to compete.
It’s a risky move, as Anthony Hudson found out. The Rapids parted ways with their head coach this week, and GM Padraig Smith called in to Extratime to explain the firing, lay out what comes next and take some responsibility himself. Who are the best candidates for the job? Bobby has a list, but we want to know what you think. In the Week 10 preview, planning for Baby Cameron’s first-ever MLS game at Red Bull Arena, the state of the Texas Derby (and Austin’s place in a few years), Sporting KC’s injury crisis and our ESPN+ games of the week featuring the Ozzie Alonso game, Crew struggles, Toronto FC rumors and Whitecaps-Rapids.
In the mailbag … Cristian Roldan’s red card was successfully appealed and listeners have some fun with the verdict. Plus, the top attacking duos in MLS.
Mon, 29 April 2019
Andrew, David, Doyle and Calen sit down to analyze every nook and cranny of MLS Week 9. First up, the winners! Omar Browne and the Montreal Impact, who sit tied atop the East. Boniek Garcia and the Houston Dynamo, the quiet powers out West. Oh, and anyone who watched Sporting KC and New England go full-on Concacaf. The Week 9 loser? Gotta be the Rapids, by virtue of Colorado being the final team in the league without a win.
Also in this show … Zlatan talks trash, scores the game winner and tried to go to the Real Salt Lake locker room to apologize. Nedum Onuoha wasn’t having that. The guys put Pity Martinez’s body language and Atlanta performance under the microscope. Minnesota United gets to belt out Wonderwall thanks to another shut out. Seattle and Cristian Roldan have red card beef and a courageous point. Jeremy Ebobisse gets another goal, but should he keep his place in Portland?
Thu, 25 April 2019
Andrew, David, Bobby and Susannah pick out the highs and lows of Week 9’s midweek slate and look ahead to the weekend. Are NYCFC back after Dome Torrent admitted he was under pressure? How did the Impact handle business despite travel issues? Is Matias Almeyda’s man-to-man system finally catching on? Plus, back to expansion reality with FC Cincinnati, Sporting KC’s injury woes, Minnesota’s mixed signals and The Athletic’s Paul Tenorio talking LAFC and those Bob Bradley comments.
Also in this show … Tenorio explains why MLS front offices are encouraged by MLS’s move to participate in training compensation and solidarity payments, listeners dream big with new league and playoff formats and Bobby declares himself an “Asterisk Guy.”
2:51 – Are NYCFC back on the right path? Susannah was at Yankee Stadium
5:25 – Planes, trains and automobiles … Montreal takes three points in New England
8:00 – Bobby helps you understand why the Quakes’ man-to-man is working
12:06 – Back to expansion reality for FC Cincinnati…
18:15 – Will injuries sink Sporting KC’s Shield aspirations? Maybe more?
23:54 – Minnesota have some work to do to win at home & sing Wonderwall
27:20 – INTERVIEW: Paul Tenorio (The Athletic) on LAFC and Bob Bradley
32:08 – Tenorio on how training compensation and solidarity payments change MLS
44:42 – Listener mail on Teams No. 28, 29 and schedule/playoffs after expansion
56:27 – Current MLS players who could become future MLS managers
Mon, 22 April 2019
Dave and Bobby are back, complete with Frisco glow, to break down MLS Week 8 and talk expansion (30 teams!) with Andrew and Doyle. Best team in MLS? No doubt LAFC after Bob Bradley’s team dropped the Sounders 4-1 on Sunday. What makes them special? Can the team (and Carlos Vela) sustain this pace? Plus, Dome Torrent wins after admitting he was on the hot seat, Thierry Henry gets shot down as a replacement for Chris Armas, Frank De Boer puts lipstick on a pig, John Molinaro explains the Jozy-Bill Manning drama and much more!
Plus, takeaways from a historic GA Cup, where Seattle knocked off a who’s who of top international clubs to win the title, and the MLS Board of Governors votes to expand MLS to 30 clubs. What does that mean?
Thu, 18 April 2019
The Athletic’s Sam Stejskal joins the Andrew, Doyle and Susannah to bounce around Major League Soccer ahead of Week 8. First up, a very MLS-y midweek win for the Whitecaps, who might not have the results but are starting to show signs of life. The crew also explains why Friday’s UniMas game is a test for both the Galaxy and Dynamo, then wonders when Alberth Elis might be sold. Are Atlanta United making progress? Hard to tell. Is James Sands the next Homegrown stud? Could be. Is Caleb Porter out for some revenge against Portland? You’d think, right?
The biggest game of the weekend, however, comes on Sunday night, as Seattle visit LAFC. The Sounders’ Cristian Roldan calls in to talk flower planters (seriously), Seattle’s blistering form, his choice to re-sign on a TAM deal, draft-day motivation that lingers, his role with the USMNT and his best Clint Dempsey story.
In the mailbag, in honor of the Thierry Henry-to-Red Bulls rumors, the crew unearth former Designated Players they’d like to see become MLS head coaches, for all manner of reasons, good and bad.
1:08 – Good riddance, Sam Stejskal (just kidding, we love you)
3:30 – How the Whitecaps got a very MLS-y win vs. LAFC
8:34 – Big test for both the Galaxy and the Dynamo on Friday
14:48 – When should the Dynamo sell Alberth Elis?
16:55 – Are Atlanta United back on the right track?
20:09 – James Sands appreciation hour, thanks to NYCFC fans
23:56 – Revenge game for Caleb Porter … DP rumors for the Timbers
26:46 – INTERVIEW: Cristian Roldan on Sounders, USMNT, best Dempsey story
46:24 – Bobby and David check in from the GA Cup
55:44 – Henry to the Red Bulls? Other MLS stars who could make the jump
Mon, 15 April 2019
In this episode, former US national team striker Charlie Davies joins Wiebe and Doyle to take a hard look at MLS Week 7. First up, a goosebumps-inducing experience at Allianz Field as soccer in Minnesota opened the doors to its forever home.
Plus, is Bradley Wright-Phillips’ role evolving with the Red Bulls? What makes Sporting KC teenager Gianluca Busio so special? Is this the Ezequiel Barco ATLUTD paid $15 million for? Que golazo! Who gets more trophies: LAFC or Sounders?
In the second segment, ESPN’s Taylor Twellman joins the guys to bounce around MLS. Topics covered: St. Louis vs. Sacramento for the 28th team, the Twellman family legacy at Allianz Field, NYCFC’s winless campaign so far, CCL failure and solutions, Robert Lewandowski to MLS (!!!) and Jesse Marsch to Salzburg.
In the mailbag, MLS’s Game of Thrones equivalents, Houston Dynamo keep rolling and the top five stadiums in MLS.
Thu, 11 April 2019
In this episode, the crew celebrates Calen’s Hall of Fame status. Which HOF? Don’t you worry about that. There are no worries in Minnesota, either. Not with Allianz Field set to open and future of the professional game in the Twin Cities assured. Andrew explains why Allianz Field means so much to Loons supporters and why it might just be the best soccer stadium in the US. Plus, Kei Kamara’s legacy examined after the Rapids striker moves into 5th on the all-time goal list, the Galaxy land a new center back who you’ll know from Concacaf and the World Cup and the United States’ Gold Cup mandate.
In the second segment, David explains why the GA Cup matters. Long story short, five years from now, today’s prospects will be the real deal and many will be playing at the highest level. Find out who you should be watching, then Real Monarch’s head coach Martin Vasquez calls in to walk you through Real Salt Lake’s development efforts.
In the mailbag, the MLS Iron Throne is up for grabs, so who gets the prime seat? Plus, who is MLS’s Jon Snow? David and Susannah disagree.
4:14 – Allianz Field a dream realized for Twin Cities and Minnesota United
12:53 – Are Houston among MLS’s elite teams? They’re unbeaten…
15:03 – Kei Kamara’s legacy examined after Rapids FWD moves into No. 5 on all-time goal list
22:03 – Galaxy sign Costa Rican Giancarlo Gonzalez to shore up backline
25:25 – Sporting KC and Red Bulls re-evaluate expectations for 2019
29:29 – USMNT goal for the Gold Cup? Win it, period.
34:25 – Future stars of world soccer take the stage at GA Cup
37:57 – INTERVIEW: Martin Vasquez (Real Monarchs) talks academies, USL and youth development
53:39 – MAILBAG: MLS Game of Thrones!
Mon, 8 April 2019
In this episode, Matt and Bobby are reunited on Extratime. You know what that means! We’re going DEEP into MLS Week 6. Is LAFC the new ATLUTD? And could Diego Rossi be the next big player sale? On the DC side, Manchester United are scouting Lucho Acosta! In Vancouver, the fans came out for Zlatan, and ‘Caps midfielder Felipe was not happy about it. Was the Brazilian right to be peeved? Plus, Tommy Thompson and San Jose back up their talk, Nani rescues Orlando and the Crew are ever so quietly at the top of the East.
In the second segment, Minnesota United and US men’s national team midfielder Miguel Ibarra calls in to explain how winning changes a club, what it’s like to be a Twin Cities cult hero, what the Allianz Field effect will be like and where the Wonderwall tradition came from. Also, what happened to Sporting KC in Monterrey and how should Peter Vermes approach the second leg?
In the mailbag, the Red Bulls face a conundrum. To press or not to press? That is the question, and Matt and Bobby disagree about the answer.
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Thu, 4 April 2019
Major League Soccer's long-running podcast Extratime is now available on YouTube, every Monday and Thursday at 5 pm ET.
In this episode, D.C. United defender Steven Birnbaum joins Andrew, David, Bobby and Susannah to talk baby reveals on national TV, Wayne Rooney’s golf game and impact on D.C. United, Lucho Acosta’s PSG disappointment, Carlos Vela and LAFC and much, much more. The Athletic’s Pablo Maurer stops by as well to explain where Acosta’s contract and transfer prospects stand as time ticks down on his deal. Then the crew previews Week 6, including the bright spots in Vancouver’s rebuild and Bobby’s must-watch soccer nuggets.
In the second segment, Real Salt Lake defender Nedum Onuoha joins the crew to talk Soccer For All and racism in sport and society. Get Onuoha’s perspective on the headlines swirling around Moise Kean and Juventus, his own history with racism in life and soccer and his hope for a future without what is a blight on the game and our world.
Mon, 1 April 2019
Major League Soccer's long-running podcast Extratime is now available on YouTube, every Monday and Thursday at 5 pm ET!
In this episode, it’s all about otherworldly performances from No. 10s. First, Alejandro Pozuelo has Andrew guzzling from the poisoned Toronto FC chalice after one of the best debuts in MLS history. But the Reds’ $11 million man couldn’t match the jaw-dropping exploits of LAFC’s Carlos Vela, who is following Bob Bradley’s request to aspire to Leonel Messi levels while he chases the Landon Donovan MVP trophy. Don’t forget the kids, either! Doyle says a change is underway in MLS. More domestic teenage attackers than ever before are playing and making a real impact.
In the second segment, a heaping helping of #CCLFever with Sporting KC manager Peter Vermes and Peter Brownell. Who, you might ask? The man who discovered #CCLFever, of course! Vermes gives the guys insight into the success of Krisztián Németh (AKA the MLS Sergio Aguero), the matchup with Monterrey in the Concacaf Champions League semifinals and the reason for the change from pressing to possession in KC.
In the mailbag, Calen tells his Memo Rodriguez-Houston Dynamo story, Switzerland decides neutrality is boring and supporters get salty about the refs.
2:55 – Toronto FC’s cup runneth over as Alejandro Pozuelo wows on his debut
6:11 – Story time! Calen on how Cuauhtémoc Blanco multiplied the Fire’s swag
9:17 – Carlos Vela channels inner Leo Messi, by Bob Bradley’s request, as LAFC top table
14:42 – Biggest MLS trend? Doyle says it’s the emergence of so many young, domestic attackers
20:41 – Zlatan! Rooney! Ref beef! What did we learn from Sunday’s action?
26:18 – INTERVIEW: Sporting KC manager Peter Vermes talks touchdown and CCL
42:24 – INTERVIEW: Peter Brownell, the discoverer of #CCLFever
47:05 – Why it would be fitting for Sporting KC to make history and win CCL
54:05 – MAILBAG: Memo and the Dynamo & the Swiss abandon neutrality
Thu, 28 March 2019
In this episode, the crew is digging deep into the rumor mill. Would Pep Guardiola trade Man City for MLS and New York City FC? Football consultant Ian McGarry says his contract makes mention of that very possibility! Will Pep actually make the swap? Would he dominate the league? Is any of this actually real?! Who knows, to be honest. Plus, Bobby explains how coaches build a cohesive culture in their teams, Orlando City goes back to basics thanks to a Nani-led players meeting and Zlatan might be back for the Galaxy.
In the second segment, eMLS Cup for dummies (or just Wiebe). First, eMLS correspondent & FIFA YouTuber Jake Barford explains why competitive FIFA is a big deal, then the eMLS Cup favorite Doolsta (Philadelphia Union) stops by to explain how he became a pro player, how he prepares for tournaments, what his parents think and what winning the big one would mean to him.
In the mailbag, the state of the US men’s national team after a win and a draw during the international break.
3:48 – Jozy + Pozuelo on Friday Night MLS on TSN
5:14 – Could Pep Guardiola swap Man City for New York City? Hey, it’s possible!
11:07 – What does it take to build a culture? How, practically, would a coach do it?
17:25 – Have Orlando City found a style that works for them?
21:50 – Zlatan is back! Well, almost … but are LA inching back toward the MLS elite?
24:43 – ESPN+ must-watch matches
28:50 – INTERVIEW: eMLS correspondent & FIFA YouTuber Jake Barford
40:01 – INTERVIEW: eMLS Cup favorite Doolsta on how he became a FIFA pro
53:39 – MAILBAG: State of the US men’s national team
Mon, 25 March 2019
Former US national team star Charlie Davies joins the guys to talk MLS Week 4, the US national team’s new era and the Gold Cup field. But first, David returns from Colombia bearing MLS gifts for his fellow hosts! EL PIBE!!!
Put some #respeckt on FC Cincinnati’s name. Everybody doubted them, but the results are falling into place. Doyle explains how that’s happening, then Davies takes the temperature of the listless Revs. Then it’s time for an ethical quandary. To admit to a deflection or not? Walker Zimmerman calls in to talk LAFC, USMNT, that new contract and Carlos Vela’s left foot.
In the second segment, Columbus Crew and US national team midfielder Wil Trapp takes you behind the scenes of Gregg Berhalter’s setup. What’s the vibe in camp? What does he ask of his No. 6? What to expect vs. Chile? Then Davies gives his take on the progress and future of the program and his hopes for 2026. More black trash bag of swag in the mailbag!
Thu, 21 March 2019
Sam Stejskal (National Writer, MLSsoccer.com) calls in to give the lowdown on Inter Miami’s early strategy. What sort of Designed Player model do they prefer? Will they spend the big bucks on a big name? What coach fits the bill? Plus, Stejskal gives the crew the latest scouting report on Toronto FC’s new No. 10, Alejandro Pozuelo.
Stay tuned for a well of positivity around the US national team – seriously, it feels good to feel good about the Nats – and a must-listen interview with Paxton Pomykal. On the list of topics: what makes the FC Dallas academy so special, title chances at the U-20 World Cup, European dreams and the path to get there and … Fortnite?
Also in this episode, an ode to the chronically underrated Nacho Piatti, Ben Baer in the mailbag and much more!
Mon, 18 March 2019
Former USMNT and MLS striker Charlie Davies joins Andrew, Doyle and Calen for an extra special episode from the AT&T MLS Studios.
First up, a non-soccer question: Do you believe in ghosts? Andrew didn’t until he stayed in an old house in Cincinnati alone … and left in the middle of the night to check into a hotel. FC Cincinnati wowed the MLS universe on Sunday as their first-ever MLS home was a success on the field and off. Plus, are the Timbers in trouble or is this just a blip? Who’s the best team in the league after three weeks? Should Kaku stop tweeting? Which clubs have the most to worry about?
Also in this episode, Davies on Tyler Adams, Christian Pulisic and the USMNT, plus a deep dive on goal celebrations against former clubs. Would you do it? The studio is split.
Thu, 14 March 2019
Why you're thinking about MLS spending all wrong! Chats w/ Garth Lagerwey (Sounders), Sam Stejskal (MLSsoccer.com)
Susannah reveals she doesn’t have #CCLFever (gasp) as the crew laments this week’s disappointing results against Liga MX. Is MLS making progress? Yes, it’s just slower than we’d like. Tune in for the Week 3 preview, then it is on to the big conversations.
Mon, 11 March 2019
The guys unveil the Atlanta United Panic Meter to gauge the frustration among the Five Stripes faithful. Free space (disappointment) in the Concacaf Champions League against Monterrey then a draw at home to FC Cincinnati? Something is off, but what is it? The guys dig in, then give Cincy their due, analyze Bob Bradley’s Carlos Vela-Lionel Messi comparison, celebrate FC Dallas’ first win under Luchi Gonzalez and preview the second leg of the #CCLFever quarterfinals.
2:24 – What is wrong with Atlanta United?
Thu, 7 March 2019
Extratime announces the biggest signing in the podcast’s history! Susannah Collins arrives on a Designated Player deal, bringing with her a fly wardrobe and a voice of reason. The latter is especially useful as the crew digs into a painful week of Concacaf Champions League results that saw #CCLFever break around MLS. Four games, four losses. What does it all mean? What’s wrong with Atlanta United? Is this classic Red Bulls? Can Sporting KC carry the torch? For now, Liga MX’s hegemony remains intact.
Also in this episode, an interview with Nashville SC head coach Gary Smith (38:42), details on MLS transfer dealings in the works from MLSsoccer.com national writer Sam Stejskal, a Week 2 preview and a laugh-out-loud Mailbag, including a logo explains for ETR's new look.
3:44 – #CCLFever dreams spoiled in quarterfinals
11:19 – What happened to ATLUTD? Are De Boer’s tactics holding them back?
13:32 – CAI are the story of CCL so far! Can Sporting KC come back at home?
16:22 – That’s so Metro? Or a new strain of Red Bulls misery in CCL?
19:05 – SAM STEJSKAL: Transfer moves still to come in MLS
22:58 – MLS Week 2 begins with FC Dallas trolling Zlatan (plus Joe Corona signs)
27:59 – When will FC Cincinnati get their first win? Should they tweak tactics?
33:06 – Susannah picked Timbers for MLS Cup … so what does she want to see in LA?
35:30 – The crew names their ESPN+ game of the weekend
38:42 – INTERVIEW: Gary Smith on being named Nashville SC head coach, DP spend and 2020
55:08 – MAILBAG: Hamid vs. Guzan, ETR’s new crest explainer, bad CCL poetry
Mon, 4 March 2019
In this episode, the crew goes deep on Week 1 of the 2019 MLS season. Favorite moment? Best individual performance? Which team proved the most? Which burning question went unanswered? Plus, 16-year-old Efra Alvarez steals the show in LA, so how should Guillermo Barros Schelotto manage his young star? FC Cincinnati are officially an MLS team, but they’ve got their work cut out for them. Jordan Morris is back! What does it mean for the Sounders and USMNT?
Also in this episode, an interview with Crew co-owner Dr. Pete Edwards, insight on Toronto FC’s massive No. 10 signing from MLSsoccer.com national writer Sam Stejskal and more a hilarious MLS dating email in the Mailbag.
Thu, 28 February 2019
In this episode, the crew makes their final predictions before the MLS season begins!
First up, MLS’s Concacaf Champions League prognosis and the latest on the Giovani dos Santos situation in LA and Nico Gaitan’s impending transfer to the Chicago Fire (10:55). Once that’s out of the way, it’s time to name the team most likely to win multiple trophies, the team most likely to drop OUT of the playoffs and the one most likely to jump IN to the postseason field as well as Wooden Spoon and Leicester City-style dark horse MLS Cup contenders (31:20).
Also in this episode, an interview with Jordan Morris (35:11, Seattle Sounders FC) and more fearless listener predictions in the Mailbag.
Mon, 25 February 2019
It's prediction time! With cameras trained on their every move -- head over to Major League Soccer's YouTube channel to get the full Extratime experience -- the crew gathers in the studio to forecast the 2019 season. In other words, make wild/educated guesses.
With the focus on individual awards, Andrew, Doyle, Bobby and David pick their AT&T Rookie of the Year, All-State Goalkeeper of the Year, Defender of the Year, D-Mid of the Year, Comeback Player of the Year, Assist King, Golden Boot pres. by Audi and Landon Donovan Most Valuable Player award. Plus, some made-up awards that bring the laughs.
The guys also hit the soccer headlines of the day with Sam Stejskal (MLSsoccer.com), chat with Taylor Twellman (ESPN) from his home office and get the lowdown on the 10-part documentary We Are LAFC, now available on ESPN+, from executive producer Jon Weinbach.
Thu, 21 February 2019
ExtraTime Radio is changing, but first one last episode behind closed doors. First up, free space in #CCLFever (and some positive results as well). Then the MLS Bird Dog Sam Stejskal drops by to run through the league's biggest headlines (Pozuelo, Americans getting TAM deals, Nani, Timbers No. 9, LA Galaxy DPs) and Nashville SC CEO Ian Ayre calls in to chat about the new crest and the build to MLS. Finally, previews for the final six teams before next week's predictions shows.
Mon, 18 February 2019
Competitive soccer is almost here, and it's the real deal: Concacaf Champions League. The guys preview all five MLS participants, give you a fun fact about the rest of the field and try to stay positive. Free space, after all, is disappointment.