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

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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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:24pm EDT

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

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:13pm EDT

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!

  • 3:23 – What more can you say about LAFC? Bobby gives it a try
  • 6:55 – “Overall cool dude” Max Bretos on historic LAFC, El Trafico
  • 21:46 – Mike Conti drops Atlanta United knowledge on a couple “idiots”
  • 34:13 – Remi Garde out, Wilmer Cabrera in … Patrice Bernier explains
  • 46:15 – What is #MLS4TheLou going to look like? St. Louis native Phill Grooms explains
  • 56:43 – You get to score one MLS goal and then you gotta retire … What’s it gonna be?
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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 4:57pm EDT

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

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:04pm EDT

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?

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:16pm EDT

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

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:02pm EDT

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

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:18pm EDT

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?

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:42pm EDT

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!

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 4:45pm EDT

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