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With less than a week to go before #SoccerSunday, the guys bring in the big guns to get their season preview rolling. Jozy Altidore stops by the studio on his whirlwind tour of New York City to chat about his life in Toronto, current injury concerns, three-point shooting, poker with the Landon Donovan MLS MVP, and more. He also invites the guys on a special postseason trip. Don’t worry Jozy, we’ve already cleared our calendars!
 
In the second segment, the MLS 2016 season preview rolls on. A few fringe MLS playoff teams from 2015 are looking to make the MLS Cup leap in 2015. Can the young cats in Orlando raise their game? Where will goals come from for Peter Vermes? Who is the Revolution's potential breakout star? It’s all here.
 
Calling all residents of Borg-nation! It’s time to challenge your fearless (or ScoreBorg-less) leader, and don't forget to join ETR Fantasy Manager league (code 202-548).

 

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An epidemic of #CCLfever gives MLS fans chills and aches after the opening legs of the MLS-Liga MX CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals. But hope is not yet lost! Strong performances from D.C. United and Real Salt Lake in Mexico leave them within touching distance ahead of the home legs, but will they do it? Can they? On the flip side, Seattle and LA both drew at home. What must they focus on in the second leg to make history? Plus, the guys break down Jordan Morris's professional debut, we finally see what the big-name Galaxy have in store and whether Yura Movsisyan is the big-time goalscorer Real Salt Lake hope he’ll be.
 
In the second segment, it is finally time to gear up for the 2016 season! With all 20 clubs to preview, the guys take their first crack at the bunch. Chicago, Philly, New York City FC, RSL and Houston are up first. What will Gilberto do in a full season for the Fire? How will NYCFC's three stars fit together? Can a healthy Joao Plata get RSL back in the playoffs? You’ll get four fast-and-furious minutes on all six, with more to come.
 
It’s a curtailed mailbag as Andrew channel’s Herm Edwards’ time-management skills. The CCL anthem has brother and sister songs elsewhere, including perhaps the ultimate N64 theme song.

 

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The MLS regular season is right around the corner, but first the international scene is heating up. The stage is set for Copa America Centenario after Sunday’s draw, an event that saw the United States drawn into the (cliché alert) Group of Death. FutbolMLS’s Diego Pinzon joins the guys to describe the pagentry in New York City, provide scouting reports on Colombia, Costa Rica and Paraguay and debate the USMNT's shot at the knockout rounds. 
 
Centenario is just the beginning, as the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals go down on Tuesday andWednesday. Andrew has a raging #CCLFever, but David and Doyle aren’t so sure good news is on the horizon for MLS in four direct Liga MX clashes. Eric Gomez calls in to break down the matchups from a Mexican perspective. Is this the year for MLS? Which team has the best draw? How does Liga MX view the rivalry? Plus, predictions.
 
In the mailbag, Ben "The Research" Baer drops all the MLS Fantasy Manager details as the game goes live. There are a plenty of changes and prizes at stake, so create your team now and make sure to enter the ETR league with code 202-548.
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David is out cavorting, but Andrew, Matt and Arielle are around to hold down the fort. The Sounders remain mum, but Obafemi Martins says he’s on his way to China. While that shakes out, the guys wonder whether the Seattle could actually be better without him? It also seems the Fire have identified a Harry Shipp replacement, and C.J. Sapong is targeting 20 goals. Who else could break out?

In the second segment, adidas senior product manager Mike Walker (translation: the creative force behind MLS jerseys and team gear) joins Andrew and Arielle to explain the how, what and why behind this year’s kit releases. Make sure you stick around to see how your team’s look came together.

And, finally, in the mailbag, Sounders fans chime in on Martins’ impending move, and Andrew puts his foot in his mouth as the MLS reality TV train runs its course.

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After a long weekend of franchise-changing news across MLS, the guys dive in head first as Harry Shipp calls in from the training field in Tampa after his first session with the Impact. Shipp re-lives the moment he found out his hometown Fire had shipped him off to Montreal, the emotions he felt in the moment and after (both his own and his mother’s), and what his future with the Impact looks like.

Thousands of miles away, Sounders fans face uncertain times with Obafemi Martins reportedly the subject of a bid from China. Could it actually be a blessing in disguise for Seattle or does it change 2016 expectations? Plus, there’s a villain on the move in the Western Conference and more roster moves to digest.

In the mailbag, TV executives beware as the ETR fan club sends in their best MLS reality show ideas. Giovinco driving around in a red convertible eating at questionable diners? Green light. Pipa and Laurent Ciman in a physical face off? Yes, please.

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Big news for Gunners (and MLS fans) starts the show, along with Doyle’s burgeoning reputation as a “Crazy Cat Person.” Then the guys break down the New England-Vancouver trade that could have repercussions for Jermaine Jones and the rest of the Eastern Conference. Plus, jersey judgments, the Red Bulls’ replacement for Matt Miazga and a Brazilian No. 10 on trial in Philly.

 It’s been a busy offseason in Colorado and Rapids head coach Pablo Mastroeni joins the show to talk about his offseason visits to Tottenham and Arsenal, the new identity and culture he hopes to build and what’s going on with the No. 1 spot in the allocation order.

Then, in the mailbag, Maroon 5 fever is alive and well, listeners contribute some “unique” four-v-four sides and spring training in Tucson gets put on the schedule for 2017.

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A “super” show of new beginnings as recently minted pro Brandon Vincent makes his ExtraTime Radio debut. Of course, a more prestigious debut came on Friday night for the United State national team against Canada. Matt says Jozy Altidore is primed for a huge year as the guys break down the 1-0 win against the Canucks. Then run through some MLS news and notes before talking to Brandon himself.

In the mailbag, it is all about small-sided fantasies as listeners send in their best 4-v-4 squads made up of MLS stars. Who would you take? Is Burrito going to drop the Martinez? All your very serious questions are answered.

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Andrew is back just in time for a loaded show that features two A-List guests. On the eve of #USAvCAN, US national team debutant Jerome Kiesewetter checks in explain how he went from Berlin to the StubHub Center. Find out why John Brooks may be to thank for Kiesewetter’s emergence, why MLS could be in his future. Plus, the guys discuss Stuart Holden’s retirement, Iker Casillas to NYCFC and more transfer news.

After the break, Peter Vermes joins the guys on for a must-listen Q&A for any MLS fan. He goes into the nitty-gritty details of the Krisztián Németh and Erik-Palmer Brown deals. Don’t miss his thoughts on the nature of transfers in MLS, including details on where those dollars go. Plus, Vermes confirms foreign clubs are sniffing around for managers as well.

In the mailbag, Andrew puts out a call for the best MLS 4-v-4 sides, and the guys plan their ideal MLS man date.

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The transfer window exploded on Monday and the guys break it all down. Andrew is on the injured reserve list, so David and Matt carry the load. What were their takeaways from U.S. Soccer’s rainy victory vs. Iceland? It starts with the new and improved Jozy Altidore, but there is plenty more to unpack. Plus, what to make of the Krisztian Nemeth transfer, an ever-evolving LA Galaxy squad that now reportedly features Nigel De Jong, and two new Designated Player signings in their prime.

Of course, the guys wouldn’t pass up the chance to chat with Red Bulls sporting director Ali Curtis, who discusses Matt Miazga’s move to Chelsea and the big picture as it pertains to MLS. How will the Miazga transfer money be used? How is TAM affecting the league? Plus, how might the sale of young prospects affect the talent pool as a whole?

In the mailbag, the guys assemble MLS 4-v-4 squads, name Dom Leroux's (or Sydney Dwyer's) future World Cup winner, and shine a spotlight on US and Borussia Dortmund phenom Christian Pulisic.

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The transfer window exploded on Monday and the guys break it all down. Andrew is on the injured reserve list, so David and Matt carry the load. What were their takeaways from U.S. Soccer’s rainy victory vs. Iceland? It starts with the new and improved Jozy Altidore, but there is plenty more to unpack. Plus, what to make of the Krisztian Nemeth transfer, an ever-evolving LA Galaxy squad that now reportedly features Nigel De Jong, and two new Designated Player signings in their prime.

Of course, the guys wouldn’t pass up the chance to chat with Red Bulls sporting director Ali Curtis, who discusses Matt Miazga’s move to Chelsea and the big picture as it pertains to MLS. How will the Miazga transfer money be used? How is TAM affecting the league? Plus, how might the sale of young prospects affect the talent pool as a whole?

In the mailbag, the guys assemble MLS 4-v-4 squads, name Dom Leroux's (or Sydney Dwyer's) future World Cup winner, and shine a spotlight on US and Borussia Dortmund phenom Christian Pulisic.

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