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In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, David Gass, Susannah Collins and Bobby Warshaw sit down to discuss two massive upsets in the Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs. MLS Cup is set, and it’s déjà vu (again): Seattle Sounders vs. Toronto FC. Are you jacked or is it lame that we didn’t get a new matchup? What did the Sounders do to spoil LAFC’s season? More importantly, how will Bobby respond to Seattle head coach Brian Schmetzer’s national TV call out?

Former Sounder Steve Zakuani joins the show to explain the gameplan, take you behind the scenes before and after the match and describe what the next week will be like in the Emerald City. After, the crew wonders what LAFC’s long-term legacy will be without the ultimate prize? Still the best ever or just another great team? Opinions are split.

As for Atlanta United, they’ll have to settle for the double. Should we be surprised the Five Stripes didn’t show up? They’ve been up and down all year. Same for Toronto FC (for two years), so why were they the ones who got it done? Will Jozy be back in time for Cup? Does Greg Vanney get enough credit? In the mailbag, listeners dance on LAFC’s grave and burn Wiebe.

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2:13 – Why this MLS Cup is different … even if it is a rematch of 2016 & 2017

5:41 – Was Sounders over LAFC the biggest upset in playoff history?

12:54 – Brian Schmetzer’s quote AND Bobby Warshaw’s explanation for how Seattle did it

21:10 – Why did LAFC fall flat? What were the Shield winners missing?

26:05 – INTERVIEW: Steve Zakuani on Sounders’ big win, Schmetzer, MLS Cup week

39:11 – What is LAFC’s last legacy from 2019? Best ever or just one of the greats?

46:11 – How did Toronto FC spoil Atlanta United’s MLS Cup defense?

52:32 – Did Atlanta United blow it? What went wrong for the Five Stripes?

1:06:44 – Susannah on Bob Bradley & Sebi Salazar, plus more Bobby on Schmetzer

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In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, David Gass, Matt Doyle and Calen Carr focus a microscope on the four teams left standing in the Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs. First things first, what does it say that four of the most ambitious clubs (spending, facilities, expectations) in the league find themselves chasing MLS Cup? We try to answer that question.

Then the guys dig into each individual matchup. Is this actually a trap game for LAFC? Will Bob Bradley sit back or press? Should Dio start? For the Sounders, it’s time to appreciate their consistency! But will they have enough against MLS’s best-ever regular season squad and Carlos Vela in fine form?

Atlanta United fans don’t think their double gets enough respect, so Andrew gives it to them. They’re the clear favorites, but they got some questions to answer, mainly on the backline. As for Toronto FC, they won’t be scared of the Five Stripes, but they won’t have Jozy Altidore (we expect). What does that mean? How can they pull the upset?

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5:48 – Parity or stratification: What Conference Finals field says about MLS

18:29 – LAFC vs. Seattle Sounders preview!

20:04 – Trap game for LAFC? They’re favorites, but by how much?

27:10 – How the Sounders, model of consistency, can pull the upset…

39:26 – Atlanta United vs. Toronto FC preview!

41:30 – Hey, don’t you dare forget that ATLTUTD are defending champs!

48:37 – Could Greg Vanney and Toronto FC throw another tactical curveball?

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It's an Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs podcast (and a Brown Liquor Special). Andrew Wiebe, Matt Doyle and David Gass stay up late after a wild El Trafico to break down all four games from the Conference Semifinals and talk Tab Ramos to the Houston Dynamo.

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In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, David Gass, Bobby Warshaw and Matt Doyle celebrate the opening weekend of the Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs weekend. It was spell-binding, mind-boggling and absolutely stupid in the best possible way. Goals, controversial moments, extra time (times three) and home teams (sans Minnesota) handling business.

The guys dig into Adrian Heath’s lineup decisions, the Union’s historic win, the Red Bulls’ future, Portland’s head-scratching season, Wayne Rooney’s final MLS game, Dallas’ kids almost getting it done and Michael Parkhurst’s nasty injury. Plus, four full Conference Semifinal previews, including a mouth-watering El Trafico showdown.

Also in this episode … NorCal soccer expert Evan Ream joins the show to talk about the newest MLS expansion team: Sacramento Republic. Ream explains why the bid finally came good, what changed, what the supporters are like, what kind of club the Republic will be in 2022 and who will be Sacramento’s natural rival.

3:58 – Did Adrian Heath’s overthink his lineup in LA loss?

14:11 – Union make history? Red Bulls have big questions to answer…

23:49 – What happened to the Portland Timbers? Why no Diego Valeri?

26:51 –Wayne Rooney’s final MLS game … What now for D.C. United?

31:31 – FC Dallas plays the kids and almost shocks the Sounders

35:30 – Josef Martinez no-shows, but Parky and ATLUTD gut it out

38:34 –PREVIEW: NYCFC vs. Toronto FC … How can Reds upset the Blues?

46:19 – PREVIEW: Seattle vs. Real Salt Lake … Are Sounders vulnerable?

51:24 – PREVIEW: Atlanta United vs. Philadelphia Union … Bigger injury concerns?

56:36 – PREVIEW: LAFC vs. LA Galaxy … El Trafico in the playoffs!!!!!

1:00:31 – INTERVIEW: All about Sacramento Republic, MLS’s newest team, w/ Evan Ream

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In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, David Gass, Bobby Warshaw and Matt Doyle preview the Western Conference playoff bracket with Sporting KC midfielder Benny Feilhaber. But first, that USMNT loss in Toronto. First things first, the guys give Canada the proper and requisite credit for a massive victory, not just for the Nations League but also Hexagonal qualification. Then time to fire up the panic meter to see where the USMNT stand and where they’re headed.

Also in this episode … Benny Feilhaber talks Western Conference and BS the Podcast’s rapid rise, plus full previews for Seattle Sounders vs. FC Dallas, Real Salt Lake vs. Portland Timbers and Minnesota vs. LA Galaxy.

3:20 – OH CANADA! Huge win for John Herdman’s young squad

12:14 – Where is your USMNT panic meter?

24:45 – Does Gregg Berhalter have enough time to turn things around? Should he get it?

31:49 – PREVIEW: Seattle Sounders vs. FC Dallas

39:07 – PREVIEW: Real Salt Lake vs. Portland Timbers

45:10 – Ike Opara wins MLS Defender of the Year

46:51 – PREVIEW: Minnesota United vs. LA Galaxy

52:20 – INTERVIEW: Benny Feilhaber talks BS the Pod, LAFC and the Western playoffs

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David and Doyle have returned to Bobby’s side just in time for all the preview action. They start internationally with the keys and questions for USMNT and CANMNT going into arguably their biggest ever matchup. USWNT legend Kelley O’Hara joins the show to preview the NWSL semifinals. And last but not least the guys breakdown the Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs starting with all three eastern conference first round matchups and what each of the six clubs need to do to advance.

 

4:45 USA v Canada preview

26:14 NWSL playoff preview with Kelley O'Hara

35:05 Atlanta United vs New England Revolution

42:58 Toronto FC vs DC United

47:23 Philadelphia Union vs New York Red Bulls

52:48 Debate who is the 2019 AT&T Rookie of the Year

56:14 Who is 2019 MLS Newcomer of the Year?

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As Andrew Wiebe heads to marital bliss, Bobby Warshaw and Susannah Collins take the reins for this version of Extratime driven by Continental. Former U.S. National Team midfielder and Colorado Rapids player and coach Pablo Mastroeni joins the studio crew to detail how he would prepare for a playoff game, who are his picks for success in the Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs and let us all know what he has been up to!

 

U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Gregg Berhalter talks with Bobby Warshaw about why he settles on his version of style of play, how to know when a young player is ready to make the jump to the National Team, and previews the CONCACAF Nations League matchups with Cuba and Canada.

 

And the Total Soccer Show guys talked with Bobby and Susannah to preview how they would approach Cuba, what they are looking forward to seeing from USMNT, and what would be considered success in this round of games.

 

1:45 - MLS News and Notes

5:20 - Total Soccer Show segment

6:47 - What should the USMNT approach be to the Cuba game

11:42 - Where should Christian Pulisic play

22:42 - What formation should the USMNT play

28:16 - Gregg Berhalter interview

39:43 - Pablo Mastroeni joins the show

44:18 - Pablo Mastroeni on what made the 2010 MLS Cup winning Colorado Rapids Special

54:50 - Pablo Mastroeni on the current state of the USMNT

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Decision Day presented by AT&T has come and gone and now the Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoff bracket is set! David, Doyle, Bobby and Charlie get together to talk about all the action around the league. But most importantly playoff preview time has started. Can the Timbers win on the road at RSL with Valeri a question mark? Do the young guns in Dallas have enough to threaten Seattle? Can Minnesota win their first MLS playoff game at home over the Galaxy’s stars?

 

In the East it was a limp to the finish line for a number of teams but we have some delicious postseason matchups. Toronto FC will host their first playoff game since 2017 MLS Cup against Wayne Rooney and D.C. United, Philadelphia look for their first playoff victory over rivals New York Red Bulls and a Decision Day rematch between Atlanta United and the New England Revolution.

 

The guys break all this down, plus postmortem San Jose’s 2019 season, Orlando City parting ways with James O’Connor and so much more.

 

4:59 Ode to legend to DMB

9:20 Carlos Vela the new MLS goal king

26:20 preview Real Salt Lake vs Portland Timbers playoff game

33:17 Seattle Sounders vs FC Dallas playoff game

37:57 break down Minnesota United and LA Galaxy

42:06 preview DC United vs Toronto FC playoff game

46:32 preview Philadelphia Union vs New York Red Bulls playoff game

50:18 preview Atlanta United vs New England Revolution

54:28 Orlando City parts way with James O’Connor

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In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, David Gass, Bobby Warshaw and Susannah Collins go all-in on Decision Day presented by AT&T. What are the big decisions? Who will get the final two playoff spots in the West? Is a miracle in the offing for the Colorado Rapids? Will Diego Valeri get a Rose City send off? Will LAFC make history? Best every season AND single-season goal record for Carlos Vela? Bob Bradley is going to go for it.

Also in this episode … USMNT roster questions, including Sergino Dest’s international future, the All Chaos XI featuring Nouhou, Zlatan and many others and an Opta quiz to see how well you know MLS and the 2019 season.

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0:53 – Happy birthday, Zlatan! What’s that party gonna be like?

6:16 – Who will take the final two playoff spots in the West?

18:45 – Should LAFC care about breaking the all-time points record?

24:46 – Do all the PKs cheapen Carlos Vela’s record year? 

30:16 – Who needs home games most among “good not great” teams out West?

33:56 – Taking a closer look at Eastern Conference seeding

38:28 – Opta Quiz! How well do you know MLS and this season?

45:25 – USMNT roster reaction: No Dest, Trapp/Zardes, Pulisic, young snubs

59:30 – MAILBAG: The All-Chaos/Nouhou XI that’ll make you laugh and cry

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