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

Mario Balotelli should come to Major League Soccer. If you're listening/watch, Mario, make it happen in January. The Extratime crew has some suggestions for possible destinations. Inter Miami or the LA Galaxy are the sexy choices, but Toronto FC are currently the club linked with the big man. That could definitely work, if they moved Jozy Altidore. What about Montreal to play the No. 9 for Thierry Henry? Honestly, it doesn't matter. We need Mario for the soccer and the #content.

Also in this pod ... Free-agent matchmaking, Re-Entry Draft targets and the five open coaching positions still up for grabs. Is Miami actually going to get Marcelo Gallardo? Which DPs will be wooed by David Beckham? How do you clean up the mess in Orlando? Why are the Fire making moves without a coach or GM? Should Chicago look to their past to find a solution? What about NYCFC and Real Salt Lake?

In the mailbag, NBA steals Leagues Cup, hypothetical Homegrowns, Concacaf "Would you rather...", the only-played-in-MLS all-time XI and what we're thankful for in North American soccer!

2:16 – Mario Balotelli ... PLEASE COME TO MLS

11:07 – Free-agent matchmaking and Re-Entry targets

24:03 – Are Miami actually gonna get Marcelo Gallardo? Who will be the DPs?

30:11 – Doyle: Can a new coach get Orlando City on the right track?

35:27 – Calen: Who should Fire turn to in search of on-field results? Dome?

44:20 – MAILBAG: NBA steals Leagues Cup! Hypothetical Homegrowns! Only-played-in-MLS Best XI!

53:57  – What we're thankful for in North American soccer this year

Direct download: Extratime_Nov_25.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 4:32pm EST

In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, Matt Doyle, Susannah Collins and David Gass get things started by grading the Chicago Fire (FC) rebrand and getting hyped for MLS vs. Liga MX in the 2020 All-Star Game. Then it's all about the Expansion Draft, Inter Miami and Nashville SC. Who had a good day? Which trades hit? What would Marcelo Gallardo to Inter Miami mean for the club and the league?

Also in this pod ... Rapids' GM Padraig Smith on the club's trades for Lalas Abubakar and Auston Trusty. Bradley Wright-Phillips and Luis Robles OUT of New York Red Bulls. How many goals would Josh Sargent have scored for 2019 Sporting KC?

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2:19 – What do we think of the Chicago Fire FC rebrand/crest?

10:17 – GET JACKED FOR THE 2020 ALL-STAR GAME: MLS VS. LIGA MX

15:32 – How did Inter Miami do in the Expansion Draft? Marcelo Gallardo as manager?

25:00 – Nashville SC takes meat-and-potatoes approach to expansion season

32:32 – Rapids' GM Padraig Smith on the club's trades for Lalas Abubakar and Auston Trusty

44:30 – Bradley Wright-Phillips and Luis Robles OUT of New York Red Bulls

53:06 – How many goals would Josh Sargent have scored for 2019 Sporting KC?

Direct download: Extratime_Nov_21.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 4:39pm EST

In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, Matt Doyle and Calen Carr talk Expansion Draft, specifically Inter Miami and their roster for Year 1 in MLS. Sporting director Paul McDonough calls in to explain his plan -- he was part of the expansion build for Orlando and Atlanta -- and gives details about the club's open Designated Player spots (they expect to use both), the team's first head coach (you'll recognize the name) and David Beckham's role signing players (they answer his phone calls).

Also in this podcast ... Top players available in the Expansion Draft and best selections of all-time. Former MLSers you'd want to see coach. USMNT handle business against Canada. Is it the first of many steps toward a more pragmatic approach or just a one-off? Which players impressed? What happened to Canada? Plus, lots of listener mail.
 
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5:31 – Expansion Draft details + Who is the best pick of all-time?

14:06 INTERVIEW: Inter Miami CF sporting director Paul McDonough

21:52 What is David Beckham's role with Miami? Will they sign more DPs? Who will be the head coach?

30:33 Who would the Extratime crew take in the Expansion Draft?

39:45 USMNT TAKES: How much does the win against Canada

50:24 Which former MLS stars do we want to see come back to coach a la Thierry Henry?

53:42 – MAILBAG: Message for Zlatan, Sounders vs. Galaxy in the next decade, help a listener to pick a team

Direct download: Extratime_Nov_18.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 4:43pm EST

In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, Matt Doyle, Bobby Warshaw and Susannah Collins gather to discuss the only news that matters: THIERRY HENRY IS THE NEW HEAD COACH OF THE MONTREAL IMPACT ... THIERRY. HENRY. HEAD COACH. IN. MLS. Seriously, the all-caps are appropriate. The crew is JACKED, and imagine what MLS and Montreal will be like with the Arsenal, Barcelona and Red Bulls legend on the sidelines.

The only sad part is that, as Henry returns, Zlatan Ibrahimovic bids adieu to the LA Galaxy and, we presume, MLS. Will the Galaxy be better off? What\'s Zlatan's legacy? Did he conquer MLS? Will we miss him or was it time to say goodbye?

Also in this episode ... Sam Stejskal (The Athletic) calls in to walk you through the movers and shakers in the two-day trade window. Dax McCarty explains why Nashville was the right landing spot for him and what we can expect from the expansion hopefuls. Finally, the US national team has a must-win game against Canada on Friday ... so why aren't people excited? And why is Earnie Stewart giving Gregg Berhalter a public vote of confidence?

1:05 – Thierry Henry to coach the Impact! GET HYPED

9:12 – Did Zlatan "conquer" MLS? How will he be remembered?

20:38  – Sam Stejskal (The Athletic) on Darwin Quintero to Houston, Fire rebuild and more

39:17 – Dax McCarty explains why Nashville is the right place for him

51:33 – Dreaming big for the open coaching spots remaining in MLS...

54:08 – Must-win for USMNT vs. Canada ... so will they win? And what if they don't?

Direct download: Nov_14_Extratime_FINAL.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 4:09pm EST

The Seattle Sounders are the 24th MLS Cup champion. Andrew, Doyle, Calen and two-time Defender of the Year Ike Opara break down the 2019 season finale, Brian Schmetzer's star turn, Seattle's place in MLS history, Toronto FC's final disappointment, 2020 contenders and much more.

Plus, Wiebe voluntarily gives Ike the opportunity to interrogate him a la the Benny & Sal Podcast. Will he plead the fifth?

Direct download: Extratime_Nov_11_FINAL.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 10:03am EST

In this episode, Andrew Wiebe and Matt Doyle preview MLS Cup with the man who’ll call the game for ABC. ESPN analyst Taylor Twellman calls in to talk about the third-time-in-four-years Cup matchup, the chip on Brian Schmetzer’s shoulder, the pressure on Seattle, Jozy Altidore’s short- and long-term future and the reported trade that will send Darlington Nagbe to Columbus just as Julian Gressel is asking for a raise.

Also in this episode … Matt Pentz (The Athletic) talks Nico Lodeiro, Schmetzer’s long Seattle history and the possibility of a parade in Seattle. Toronto FC legend Danny Dichio explains what Michael Bradley means to the club. Sounders At Heart’s Jeremiah Oshan’s X-Factor (Nouhou?) and prediction. Canada FC’s Aron Papernick gets emotional in picking an upset for the visitors. Plus, Matt and Andrew make their predictions.

Major League Soccer's long-running podcast Extratime is now available on YouTube, every Monday and Thursday.

2:56 – TAYLOR TWELLMAN: MLS Cup matchup, Brian Schmetzer, pressure on Sounders

8:54 – TAYLOR TWELLMAN: Jozy’s future, Michael Bradley’s contract option and Greg Vanney

17:34 – TAYLOR TWELLMAN: Darlington Nagbe traded to Columbus, What now for the Fire?

23:53 – MATT PENTZ: Sounders’ place in Seattle, Nico Lodeiro & Schmetzer’s story

35:06 – DANNY DICHIO: Toronto FC legend on club’s ups and downs + Michael Bradley

47:43 – ARON PAPERNICK: Canada FC host gives Ontario prediction

53:17 – Wiebe and Doyle make their MLS Cup 24 predictions

Direct download: Extratime_MLS_Cup_preview.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:16pm EST

In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, David Gass, Matt Doyle and Bobby Warshaw get MLS Cup week started with a little role playing. With Doyle playing the role of Sounders boss Brian Schmetzer and Bobby as Toronto FC manager Greg Vanney, the two respective head coaches lay out their tactical plans, lineups and conundrums ahead of Sunday’s big game (3 pm ET; ABC, Univision, TUDN, TSN, TVAS).

Also in this episode … Dax McCarty to Nashville? Good move, bad move or somewhere in between? Carlos Vela is your 2019 Landon Donovan MLS MVP. Shuffling in the Minnesota United front office gives Adrian Heath more power. Tab Ramos hires assistant coaches, and Darwin Quintero is linked to the Dynamo. Are Orlando City chasing Oscar Pareja?

Major League Soccer's long-running podcast Extratime is now available on YouTube, every Monday and Thursday. Subscribe to Extratime on iTunes or wherever you listen to podcasts!

2:58 – Dax McCarty and Dave Romney to Nashville SC? What’s it mean?

9:16 – Carlos Vela (DUH) is your 2019 Landon Donovan MLS MVP

11:28 – Hype level in the studio as MLS Cup week begins? On a scale of 1-10…

17:55 – MLS Cup role-play preview: Bobby is Greg Vanney & Doyle is Brian Schmetzer

40:52 – Will MLS Cup be a “good game” or a cagey final?

49:40 – News around MLS: Tab’s Houston staff, Darwin to the Dynamo, MNUFC shuffle, Orlando & Oscar Pareja

Direct download: Extratime_Nov_4_FINAL.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 4:33pm EST

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