ExtraTime, the Official Podcast of Major League Soccer (MLS)

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.

3:20 – Which MLS games should you watch on opening weekend

7:58 – Where does MLS stand in the Concacaf Champions League?

10:55 – INTERVIEW: Sam Stejskal on Giovani dos Santos/Galaxy DP situation + Nico Gaitan

16:48 – Best bet for silverware in MLS is…

20:10 – The team you’re most interested in is…

23:26 – Toronto FC of 2019: Which 2018 playoff team that will miss out?

26:28 – Which coach is under the most pressure?

28:43 – Most likely to “win” the Wooden Spoon?

31:20 – Who could be this year’s Leicester City? Darkhorse MLS Cup picks

35:11 – INTERVIEW: Seattle Sounders and USMNT forward Jordan Morris

48:28 – MAILBAG: Listener predictions and hot takes!

Direct download: Extratime_2.28.19.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:00pm EST

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.

5:02 Which MLS teams -- looking at you, ATL -- will advance in CCL?
15:07 Sam Stejskal on MLS and the transfer market
23:07 Extratime's 2019 MLS award predictions
43:20 Extratime's makes up their own prediction categories!
57:36 INTERVIEW: Taylor Twellman on Wooden Spoon, Chicharito, Gio dos Santos
1:13:26 INTERVIEW: 'We Are LAFC' executive producer Jon Weinbach
1:23:30 Extratime's 2019 #Baerantees
1:32:31 Listener #Baerantees!
Direct download: Feb_25_Extratime.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:47pm EST

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.

  • 13:30 - Sam Stejskal around MLS
  • 22:36 - Nashville SC CEO Ian Ayre
  • 35:00 - D.C. United Preview
  • 40:50 - LAFC preview
  • 46:03 - Montreal Impact preview
  • 51:38 - Portland Timbers preview
  • 58:35 - Seattle Sounders preview
  • 1:05:21 - Real Salt Lake preview
  • 1:11:42 - Mailbag
Direct download: ETR_Feb_21.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:26pm EST

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.

  • 9:45 - HOU
  • 16:56 - SKC
  • 25:57 - TFC
  • 34:13 - RBNY
  • 41:30 - ATL
  • 53:13 - Every other CCL team
  • 1:05:14 - Mailbag
Direct download: Feb_18.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:43am EST

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

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