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On this episode, MLS bird dog Sam Stejskal (@SamStejskal) takes you around MLS, providing the lowdown on Portland’s bid for Eduardo Vargas, those Nagbe-to-Crew rumors, Kekuta Manneh to Cincinnati and much more! Then the guys take a closer look at the Union, NYCFC, LA Galaxy, Columbus Crew, Vancouver Whitecaps and FC Dallas. In the mailbag, it’s a listener-led roast of the hosts!

  • 6:59 - Sam Stejskal's MLS headlines
  • 14:30 - Union season preview
  • 20:15 - NYCFC season preview
  • 28:10 - LA Galaxy season preview
  • 34:04 - FC Dallas season preview
  • 39:45 - Crew season preview
  • 45:44 - Whitecaps season preview
  • 52:24 - Mailbag: Listeners roast the hosts!
Direct download: ETRFeb142019.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:07pm EST

The season is almost upon us! Part 1 of ExtraTime Radio's four season preview pods starts now.

First, Darlington Nagbe isn't training with Atlanta, so does that mean a trade to Crew and Caleb Porter is in the offing? Plus, five minutes on FC Cincinnati, San Jose, Orlando City, Colorado, Chicago, Minnesota, and New England.

5:00 Nagbe trade?

18:46 FC Cincinnati season preview

25:00 San Jose Earthquakes season preview

30:42 Orlando City SC season preview

35:46 Colorado Rapids season preview

41:30 Chicago Fire season preview

47:20 Minnesota United season preview

53:58 New England Revolution season preview

1:01:33 Mailbag starting with each ETR hosts soccer comp (and Bobby being a classic enigmatic #9)

Direct download: ETRfeb11.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:22pm EST

Marco Fabian? To the Union? Hey, it could happen! And if it does, would the signing make Philadelphia an MLS Cup contender? Hard maybe, but they'd definitely be more interesting.

Andrew, Bobby and David sit down the Green Room to talk Fabian, the looming possibility that Fredy Montero will return to Vancouver (with Bryan Ruiz???), Jesse Marsch's big opportunity with Red Bull and the 18-year-old Dane the red side of New York is reportedly chasing plus all the other headlines fit to discuss.

MLSsoccer.com's Sam Stejskal calls in to give the lowdown on Giovani dos Santos' situation with the Galaxy, details on a pair of DP signings in New York City and Salt Lake and the changing sands for decision makers. Toronto FC head coach Greg Vanney also joins to break down what Concacaf Champions League really means for an MLS club.

Time Segment
3:21 What would Marco Fabian mean to the Union?
12:38 Bryan Ruiz? Fredy Montero? 'Caps + silly season
15:30 Jesse Marsch to Red Bull Salzburg? New York chase 18-year-old Danish FWD
26:21 BIRD DOG: Sam Stejskal on Gio/LA, NYCFC's big signings, RSL's new striker and more
40:38 INTERVIEW: Toronto FC's Greg Vanney talks Concacaf Champions League
54:42 ExtraTime Radio Mailbag: Daryl Grove, USMNT tactics, int'l scouting network
Direct download: Feb72019.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:27pm EST

Preseason rolls on, with all the predictably bizarre headlines and overreactions. Andrew, Bobby and Dave sit down in the Green Room to break down a pair of Designated Player forwards signed by NYCFC and Real Salt Lake. Will Alexandru Mitrita be worth the reported $9 million price tag? Who is Sam Johnson, the Liberian forward headed to Utah from Norway's Valerenga?

Then, after Gregg Berhalter's first US national team camp closes with another win, the guys identity the winners, the potential starters and parse the details to figure out what was noise and what was important. Plus, Tyler Adams has hearts aflutter in Germany, and Alphonso Davies got the call for Bayern Munich.

Also in this episode: Red Bulls head coach Chris Armas on style, identity and how they mesh in New York, Anthony Hudson explains the Rapids rebuild, North American soccer bucket list in the mailbag.

  • 5:21 - NYCFC pay big money for Alexandru Mitrita
  • 13:00 - Who is RSL DP signing Sam Johnson?
  • 24:54 - Red Bulls' Chris Armas on style vs. identity
  • 39:22 - USMNT January camp winners + possible starters
  • 1:09:58 - Rapids' Anthony Hudson on the rebuild
  • 1:27:30 - North American soccer bucket lists
Direct download: Feb_4_2019.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:06pm EST

Quiet week in MLS, huh? As the transfer window in Europe closed, MLS teams got pulled into the drama. First, Miguel Almiron finally got his Newcastle move for a fee that Andrew, Bobby and Dave argues changes the league as we know it. Then Sebastian Giovinco picked up and moved to Al Hilal in Saudi Arabia. Why did the deal make sense for Toronto? What is the Atomic Ant's legacy? Oh, and Lucho Acosta to PSG? Mind blown.

Also in this show ... Digging into DP moves by the Whitecaps and Revs, evaluating the Ike Opara trade and talking USMNT in the mailbag.

  • 3:35 - Miguel Almiron to Newcastle
  • 11:08 - Giovinco and Toronto FC part ways
  • 22:39 - Lucho Acosta ... to PSG?
  • 31:30 - Who won the Ike Opara trade?
  • 44:25 - Vancouver grab Asian Cup star as Young DP
  • 49:55 - Carles Gil to NE as a DP
  • 53:33 - Mailbag
  • 1:04:01 - Looking ahead to US-Costa Rica
Direct download: ETR_Jan_31_2019.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:44pm EST

Who were the big winners on the field in Gregg Berhalter’s first game in charge of the US national team? What tactical wrinkles did the guys pick out? And how close was this to a first choice XI? Andrew, David and Doyle hit the game, then focus on the Gold Cup. What would your lineup look like?

Also in this episode…

Stay or go? Toronto FC and Sebastian Giovinco are doing the transfer rumor dance. What are Red Bulls options with Kaku stumping for a move? Plus, Minnesota United head coach Adrian Heath talks No. 9s, and D.C. United legend Ben Olsen on witnessing the rebirth of a club.

6:00 - USMNT

29:25 - 10 minutes with Adrian Heath on No. 9s

42:00 - MLS news (Giovinco, more Kaku) and rumors

57:31 - 10 minutes with Ben Olsen on a new D.C. United

1:10:50 - ExtraTime Mailbag

Direct download: Jan_Today.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:09pm EST

The winter transfer window is just now getting into gear. The Pity Martinez deal is done, but now Atlanta United need to sell Miguel Almiron. Could Tottenham Hotspur get in the mix? What if ... they can't get a deal done?

Plus, Kaku's agent is negotiating hard int he press -- a little too hard, you could argue -- and the player himself is asking the Red Bulls to sell him to Club America. What's going to happen next? It's anyone's guess.

Also in this show: Nick Hagglund trade analysis, Gregory van der Wiel gets the boot in Toronto, Timbers chase Tigres young gun and Tim Howard hangs them up.

1:07 Is Pity Martinez the best player in MLS?
14:55 Kaku and his agent up the ante ... and maybe go too far?
21:02 Gregory van der Wiel and Toronto FC file for divorce
26:22 Nick Hagglund goes home, but did FC Cincinnati over pay?
32:33 FC Dallas hit a home run with Chris Richards sale to Bayern Munich
41:03 INTERVIEW: Gio Savarese on why MLS is attracting South Americans
53:21 INTERVIEW: Remi Garde on his transition to MLS, first impressions
1:01:33 Gregg Berhalter's USMNT debut in the mailbag
Direct download: ETRJan24.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:47pm EST

The guys cover all the big news around the league and sit down for 10 good minutes with Jim Curtin and Luchi Gonzalez.

2:20 Sacramento Republic FC get a big boost

10:00 Kaku, Alberth Elis, & Carlos Vela rumors

16:44 FC Cincinnati make more moves, but do they make sense?

21:10 Diego Fagundez says he wants out in radio interview

23:46 INTERVIEW: Jim Curtin on transition from player to coach

37:55 Chicago Fire depth chart ... where are the outside backs?

44:14 What are they cooking up in Vancouver?

53:57 INTERVIEW: Luchi Gonzalez on linking academy, first team

1:32:42 Mailbag: Jozy Altidore's future, Brad 
Friedel's culture change, ETR games, and more

Direct download: Show_today.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:59pm EST

Austin is the 27th team in MLS! David is joined by Doyle and Bobby to cover the historic news and 2021 launch, and the guys hit the rumors and transfers making headlines. Plus 10 good minutes with the Whitecaps’ Marc Dos Santos on his own career, Sounders’ Brian Schmetzer on what fuels rivalries, and James O’Connor on facing adversity and a big 2019 for Orlando City.

 

3:40 Austin FC

9:18 Josef Extension

16:50 Bounce around the league

24:46 Marc Dos Santos

40:08 Brian Schmetzer

52:08 James O’Connor

1:02:36 Mailbag

Direct download: Jan17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:49pm EST

Matt Doyle is back in the world of the living! After weeks in the sick house, the Armchair Analyst is back to help Andrew, David and Bobby break down the SuperDraft, dig into the biggest news around MLS and wax poetic about Sigi Schmid and the art of player development.

Plus, interviews with NYCFC's Claudio Reyna (David Villa's replacement, state of the club, Dome Torrent and producing great American players) and D.C. United's Dave Kasper (Wayne Rooney, Loudon United and the future of the club).

  • 6:15 - Coach of the Year named for Sigi Schmid
  • 9:02 - Frankie Amaya goes No. 1 to FC Cincinnati + MatiGol rumors
  • 17:42 - Which SuperDraft picks can make an impact in Year 1?
  • 20:44 - Gio dos Santos buyout, Turkey comes for Elis, playing matchmaker w/ Joao Plata
  • 28:41 - Ozzie Alonso to MNUFC + Benny Feilhaber to Rapids
  • 32:05 - INTERVIEW: Claudio Reyna on replacing David Villa at NYCFC, producing the next great American player
  • 54:01 - INTERVIEW: D.C. United's Dave Kasper talks Wayne Rooney, Loudon United and the future of the club
  • 1:13:47 - Mailbag: What's the future of the SuperDraft?
Direct download: Jan15ETR.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:21pm EST

The Crew are saved. Long live the Crew.

On the eve of a special day in Columbus, it's time to introduce a pair of new faces in Columbus. Fresh off being introduced, head coach Caleb Porter and president Tim Bezbatchenko join ExtraTime Radio to explain how they ended up back in Ohio, what new ownership and bright future mean to the supporters, city and themselves and lay out their ambitions for a new era of the Crew.

Plus, it's SuperDraft time! With Dave and Bobby bursting with insider information following a week in Orlando at the 2019 adidas MLS Player Combine, the guys name their top prospects and try to put the day in perspective. Sporting KC head coach Peter Vermes goes even further, giving a coach and executive's take on the past, present and future of the SuperDraft.

  • 4:55 - SuperDraft preview: Who could go No. 1?
  • 17:50 - Peter Vermes on the future of SuperDraft
  • 29:56 - Caleb Porter explains why he's coming back to Ohio
  • 56:27 - Tim Bezbatchenko plots out Crew's bright future
  • 1:18:02 - Mailbag: Saying goodbye to the Geiger Show
Direct download: ETRJan10.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:57pm EST

A packed show covering MLS Combine, rumors and transfers. Plus interviews with two general managers and one head coach!

15:03 Dennis Te Kloese on the LA Galaxy’s four designated players

19:52 MLS rumors and transfers

37:49 Alan Koch on what makes good expansion teams and FCC’s moves to come

52:08 Nelson Rodriguez on Chicago Fire offseason and moves to come

1:17:27 Mailbag

Direct download: ETR.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:26pm EST

We’re back! After a relaxing break, the guys are back to help you catch up on all the news you missed during the holidays. Frank De Boer to ATLUTD, Guillermo Barros Schelotto to the Galaxy, a front-office carousel in the Eastern Conference, signings and trades galore. David, Bobby and Sam have plenty to cover from Orlando, including the upcoming 2019 adidas Player Combine and SuperDraft. Who will go No. 1? The guys give their takes then tackle listener takes in the mailbag.

3:05 The Crew are saved, now how promising is their future?

7:16 GBS taking over the LA Galaxy

13:42 What does Frank De Boer mean for ATL

17:50 Is the future of MLS "DP" coaches

24:22 Transfers, trades, signings, and everything else that went down.

33:14 Combine & draft coverage plus trade rumors.

48:34 Mailbag

51:44 Debate over Pulisic's move to Chelsea

Direct download: ETR_JAn3_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:48pm EST

David finishes off the holiday season with by sitting down with three unique people around the US Soccer sphere. First Kenny Cooper son of a NASL player, former Manchester United player, and one of the best goal scorers in MLS history. Next Brent Kallman a semi-pro poker player and Minnesota United's longest tenured player. To close out David Brett Wasser comes on to talk about his mission to preserve video of some of the glorious lost moments in US Soccer history.

00:32 Kenny Cooper

27:22 Brent Kallman

47:39 David Brett Wasser

Direct download: ETR_Jan1_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:11pm EST

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