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

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

Direct download: Extratime_May_30.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:08pm EDT

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

Direct download: ETR_Memorial_Day.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 3:34pm EDT

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

Direct download: Extratime_May_23.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:15pm EDT

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?

  • 2:36 – Chris Wondolowski is MLS’s new goal king! What does it mean?
  • 8:56 – INTERVIEW: Chris Wondolowksi on the pressure, the goals, the celebration & his MLS legacy
  • 23:51 – Where does Wondo rank in MLS history? What is his legacy?
  • 25:13 – Red Bulls and Tom Barlow (who?) are big winners in Week 12
  • 32:25 – Colorado Rapids finally get a win! Future is looking …. better!
  • 38:09 – Everything feels different in New England, just ask Charlie Davies
  • 44:25 – FC Cincinnati reportedly chasing Dutch GM and legendary player/manager
  • 49:11 – Matt Doyle’s Top 5 teams in Major League Soccer: LAFC and who else?
  • 52:55 – MAILBAG: Wondo as best American in history? Union fans want more dap
Direct download: Extratime_May_20.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:07pm EDT

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

Direct download: Extratime_May_16_FINAL_AUDIO.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 4:54pm EDT

In this special episode of Extratime, Bobby Warshaw is joined by US U-20 national team head coach Tab Ramos to discuss a whole host of topics.

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.

Direct download: 190510_ETL_Special_TabRamos.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 2:02pm EDT

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!

Direct download: Extratime_May_13.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:01pm EDT

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.

  • 3:57 – What move, what team, what transfer happening stood out?
  • 8:35 – Doop! Union get the Bobby Warshaw MLS MVP … David Accam!
  • 13:08 – Can Justin Meram rediscover his All-Star form in Atlanta?
  • 18:20 – Transfer window winners, losers and takeaways with Sam Stejskal (The Athletic)
  • 25:12 – US Open Cup gets a (deserved) upgrade and brings the drama
  • 29:08 – Are the Fire moving to Soldier Field? Paul Tenorio (The Athletic) has the details
  • 37:55 – Quick takes on Alan Koch’s dismissal as FC Cincinnati head coach
  • 40:32 – INTERVIEW: FCC president and GM Jeff Berding on why he fired Koch and what’s next (Moyes?)
  • 52:40 – Previewing the new season of The Movement, hosted by Calen Carr
Direct download: Extratime_May_9.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:17pm EDT

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).

  • 1:21 – Rock the boat! Barco shines for Atlanta, now off to th U20 WCup
  • 8:05 – Doop! Union keep winning as Jim Curtin pulls the right strings
  • 15:15 – Dab on ‘em, Derrick … Red Bulls take down Zlatan
  • 18:16 – Guess who have only lost once? Guess who is good? NYCFC and Heber
  • 21:50 – Was Caleb Porter right to call out the referees?
  • 33:45 – FC Cincinnati lose again, Fanendo Adi goes in on “identity”
  • 40:56 – New beginnings for Francisco Calvo. Did Fire win the trade?
  • 44:32 – Big winners? Timbers! Three points against RSL, Brian Fernandez deal done
  • 54:06 – MAILBAG: Dream 5v5 players, surprise MLS stars and Dynamo tops PPG

 

Direct download: Extratime_May_6.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:26pm EDT

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.

  • 2:56 – Concacaf Champions League final is pure, uncut #CCLFever  
  • 4:41 – Atletico Madrid, Diego Simeone are coming to Orlando for the All-Star Game
  • 7:55 – Bobby helps you understand why the Union are rolling
  • 10:53 – FCC hit a bump in the expansion road, Alan Koch says they need better players
  • 19:30 – INTERVIEW: Rapids GM Padraig Smith on Anthony Hudson firing
  • 30:02 – Crew gives their take on the state of and future of the Rapids
  • 34:30 – Cameron Wiebe is going to Red Bull Arena! Baby’s first MLS game
  • 41:35 – State of the Texas Derby (and Austin’s future place in the Texas triangle)
  • 45:43 – Sporting KC’s injury crisis and Atlanta United’s big chance at three points
  • 54:06 – MAILBAG: Black trash bag of swag, best MLS attacking duos, Roldan chatter
Direct download: Extratime_May_2.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:02pm EDT

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