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No more Miami rumors, we said. Well, how about a done deal? It’s not press-release official, but Rodolfo Pizarro is doing interviews at the airport and name dropping David Beckham soooooooooo *shrug*. Andrew, David, Doyle and Susannah take about the process, the fee and what the move says about Inter Miami and MLS.

Also in this show ... Walker Zimmerman got traded, sort of out of the blue. What does it say about LAFC? What does it mean for Nashville SC. Plus, an ode to Nacho Piatti and a position battle royale building in Dallas.

We’ve also got exclusive 1v1 interviews with LAFC do-it-all dynamo Latif Blessing, Toronto FC and Canada midfielder Jonathan Osorio and SB Nation writer Zito Madu calls in to talk Black History Month and why soccer has to do a better job reflecting the world.

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

3:16 – What Rodolfo Pizarro’s move says about Inter Miami, MLS and Liga MX

10:04 – LAFC trades Best XI defender Walker Zimmerman … Why?

20:10 – Why Nashville SC believe they’ve found their version of Chad Marshall

24:38 – INTERVIEW: SB Nation’s Zito Madu on what the soccer world can learn from Black History Month

42:35 – Adios Nacho Piatti! Remembered the legend as he goes home

46:24 – INTERVIEW: LAFC’s Latif Blessing brings smiles to the world

56:31 – Position battle royale for Luchi Gonzalez and FC Dallas

1:01:03 – INTERVIEW: Jonathan Osorio on the 2022 task that faces Canada

1:10:25 – Mailbag! Alberth Elis in Houston & Orlando City’s offseason moves

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Neymar + David Beckham and Inter Miami = TBD. Is it real? (Maybe! Not soon.) Is it fun? (Oh yes.) Will the guys shoot it down? (Maybe.) Once that’s out of the way, it’s time to talk Designated Players, as Toronto FC fill their third spot with Pablo Piatti from La Liga. He’s got some question marks (namely, injury), but the Argentine is betting on himself. Will it pay off for Toronto FC?

Also in this show ... Bradley Wright-Phillips to LAFC is done, now what should we expect from the Red Bulls legend? Luis Amarilla makes 25 goals his aim in Minnesota. Wise choice? Real Salt Lake’s new Young DP, Jurgen Locadia’s purchase clause and Gio Reyna and CBA clarifications in the Mailbag.

We’ve also got exclusive 1v1 interviews with D.C. United Golden Boot darkhorse Ola Kamara, MNUFC midfielder Jan Gregus and Costa Rican international and Nashville SC attacker Randall Leal.

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

2:33 – Is Neymar coming to Inter Miami … ever? Soon? Someday?

4:04 – Toronto FC’s new DP from La Liga and what it says about the project

11:57 – INTERVIEW: Ola Kamara on D.C. United, playing in China and Zlatan

21:50 – How will LAFC use BWP? What should we expect? Are 10 goals too many?

28:56 – Good idea/bad idea: New Loons striker says his target is 25 goals

36:19 – INTERVIEW: Jan Gregus takes you behind the scenes in Minnesota

45:43 – MLS News Dump: RSL’s new Young DP, Locadia’s $10M purchase clause

55:25 – INTERVIEW: Costa Rica international and Nashville SC midfielder Randall Leal

1:03:57  – Gio Reyna: When might he be involved with the USMNT?

1:07:50  – GAM vs. TAM: Explaining how the CBA changed the game

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There’s a new set of roster rules in Major League Soccer! The League and the MLS Players’ Union reached an agreement on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), and Andrew, Dave and Doyle dig into the details: increased spending, TAM turned to GAM, free agency changes, charter flight requirements, media deal revenue sharing and a Under-22 player initiative that’s very much TBD. What will the league look like for the next five years? Here’s your answer.

Also in this show ... There’s a new crop of kits in MLS (#Forward25), and Susannah drops by to give the guys the behind-the-scenes stories from the party before the crew names their favorites from the bunch … and those they don’t really vibe with. To each their own! Plus, Nacho Piatti, Minnesota’s No. 10 target and a big CCL problem for LAFC.

We’ve also got exclusive 1v1 interviews with Orlando City star Nani, who tells the incredible story of how he willed himself into an academy as a child, Montreal Impact midfielder Bojan Krkic and Best XI selection Alejandro Pozuelo.

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

:58 – League and MLS Players’ Union agree to new Collective Bargaining Agreement

9:55 – What new free agency rules mean for MLS’s future

14:55 – The yet-to-be-finalized rule that could help MLS be more of a selling league

18:40 – Possible change to the Designated Player rule

25:27 – Nani tells his incredible “How I made it” story

35:49 – What would Boca Juniors’ No. 10 Emanuel Reynoso mean for Loons

42:57 – Bad news for LAFC’s CCL dreams as Adama Diomande picks up injury

51:15 – Bojan on why he came to MLS and Thierry Henry’s place in his career

59:07 – Susannah Collins joins to evaluate a new crop of MLS jerseys #Forward25

1:09:45 – Alejandro Pozuelo on Year 1 in MLS, and how to know when to chip the ‘keeper

1:17:15 – MAILBAG: Who will score more goals … Jurgen Locadia or Chicharito?

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FC Cincinnati are on the hunt for Designated Players, and they landed a big fish in Jurgen Locadia, who Brighton paid $20 million for just two years ago. The goalscorer, aspiring DJ and, for the time being, skeptic of Skyline Chili joins the guys to explain what brought him to Ohio and Major League Soccer. Is there reason to be optimistic in the Queen City? You bet, and we explain.

Plus, did Inter Miami pull a jack move to maneuver themselves into pole position for Rodolfo Pizarro? And what would the El Tri star signing from Monterrey mean for the expansion side, both on the field and off? In other news, the Sounders signed a 3rd Designated Player (before the summer, too) and are now the CCL favorites, among MLS sides at least.

Also in this show ... Doyle, David and Calen on the USMNT’s January camp win and Uly Llanez’s big debut and interviews with Nashville SC No. 10 Hany Mukhtar and Real Salt Lake’s Albert Rusnak.

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

5:09 – INTERVIEW: Jurgen Locadia explains why he moved to MLS and what FC Cincinnati fans can expect

16:32 – What are reasonable expectations for FC Cincinnati in 2020?

21:45 – INTERVIEW: Hany Mukhtar explains why Nashville SC was the right fit

30:36 – Did Inter Miami hijack the Fire’s Rodolfo Pizarro move? Is he the right DP for the club?

43:12 – INTERVIEW: Albert Rusnak on a drama-filled year with Real Salt Lake

50:34 – Sounders now CCL favorites, among MLS sides, after 3rd DP signing

55:23 – NEWS DUMP: Atlanta grab TAM attacker, Anderlecht wanna buy everyone, Red Bulls shuffle

1:03:15 – Winners from USMNT January camp? Tactical takeaways, too

1:10:12 – MAILBAG: What does FC Dallas’ front six look like in 2020?

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Doyle’s back – with a cane and some takes, starting with Wiebe’s Top 10 Biggest Signings list – to join Andrew, David and Susannah to dig in on the preseason and transfer window, starting with Atlanta United’s shed-all-the-fan-favorites offseason.

Plus, is Nacho Piatti actually leaving Montreal or is this just another year of the same old rumors? Would Bobby Wood have been a good fit in Cincinnati? Might Cavani actually end up in Miami? Which MLS legend would you bring to the present day in a time machine?

Also in this show ... Exclusive 1v1 interviews with the Portland Timbers’ Sebastian Blanco, Chicago Fire forward C.J. Sapong and Whitecaps’ DP signing Lucas Cavallini.

4:53 – Doyle GOES IN on Wiebe’s Top 10 Biggest Signings list

8:55 – Why Atlanta United’s offseason is confusing … and could still work out

16:15 – INTERVIEW: Timbers’ Sebastian Blanco on Portland & away goals

27:23 – Is Nacho Piatti really leaving Montreal?

31:49 – Doyle and Gass on why you should watch USA-Costa Rica

35:33 – Would Bobby Wood be a good fit for Cincy?

38:32 – INTERVIEW: C.J. Sapong shares his unique world view

49:50 – Cavani to Inter Miami? Make it happen! Plus, MLS news in brief

58:36 – INTERVIEW: Lucas Cavallini explains how he got the “El Tanque” nickname

1:06:08 – Which MLS legend would you bring to the present day in a time machine?

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Who are the Top 10 “Biggest MLS signings” of all-time? And what does that even mean, anyway? Wiebe tries to explain his logic, while David and Calen poke holes in the list. Hint: David Beckham is No. 1 and then it is an absolute free-for-all...

Also in this show …

Julian Gressel calls in to explain how the D.C. United trade went down, why he thought he was going to stay in Atlanta until preseason began and what position he’s best suited for (it’s not right back).

Three interviews from Los Angeles with MLS legends: Sporting KC’s Peter Vermes on why spending is exploding at his club and around MLS. New England manager Bruce Arena talks man management and how he managed stars like David Beckham and Robbie Keane. Sounders’ lifer Brian Schmetzer on his place in the Seattle soccer community.

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

3:05 – Which club has had the best offseason so far? Votes for Crew, Galaxy and Timbers

15:13 – INTERVIEW: Julian Gressel talks Atlanta United, Josef Martinez and a new life in D.C.

30:38 – The Aaron Long transfer saga continues as West Ham make a bid

34:40 – INTERVIEW: Peter Vermes explains why spending is rising in MLS

45:25 – Funes Mori or Martinez in Miami? Which would you rather see?

50:09 – INTERVIEW: Bruce Arena on how he managed Etcheverry, Beckham, Donovan & Keane

1:00:04 – INTERVIEW: Brian Schmetzer on being a Sounders legend + Seattle lifer

1:10:10 – Who are the Top 10 “Biggest MLS signings” of all-time? And what does that even mean, anyway?

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Only one man could overshadow Chicharito in the MLS news cycle … Julian Gressel! Atlanta United got $1 million in allocation money and D.C. United got a player who they think will take them to another level. Who is the deal’s big winner? Where will Ben Olsen play his new piece? Will Atlanta have any regrets?

In the midst of all the Chicharito hoopla, the word “retirement” entered the lexicon, thanks to a vlog by the man himself. Is it a big deal? What’s the bigger context? Andrew and David discuss, then call ESPN’s Taylor Twellman to chime in on the big stories of the day, including Michael Bradley ankle drama in Toronto.

Also in this show ... 1v1 interviews with Jonathan dos Santos and Guillermo Barros Schelotto, MLSsoccer.com’s Tom Bogert on news in Colorado and Philly, Franco Jara makes FC Dallas a contender.

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

3:00 – The biggest news in MLS is … the Julian Gressel trade

10:52 – Chicharito used the “R” word, so is it a big deal?

16:38 – Taylor Twellman on Chicharito, Gressel, ankle drama in Toronto & more

34:50 – Guillermo Barros Schelotto on Chicharito and the 2020 LA Galaxy

42:46 – Around the League w/ Tom Bogert: GMs on Gressel, Rapids DP, Union moves

50:21 – “He’s a killer”: Jonathan dos Santos sits down to chat about the Galaxy’s new No. 9

56:49 – Gass: Franco Jara makes FC Dallas an MLS Cup contender

1:06:37 – MAILBAG: Sporting KC’s new midfielder + Homegrown goalkeepers

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It’s a holiday, but you don’t have to go without your Extratime fix. Andrew brings you a handful of interviews from Los Angeles, including a chat with the Union’s Alejandro Bedoya about what happened after he used his platform to protest gun violence on national television.

Plus, Adrian Heath talks Loons and MLS dot com, Ian Ayre outlines Year 1 for Nashville SC, Darlington Nagbe explains why Ohio was calling him home and Lalas Abubakar shares the good vibes in Colorado.

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

1:25 – Alejandro Bedoya on using his platform to protest gun violence + Union 2020

10:15 – Adrian Heath explains Loons’ 2019 success and future + MLS dot com banter

20:45 – Nashville SC exec Ian Ayre on where preparations stand for expansion season

27:38 – Darlington Nagbe’s on his love affair with Ohio and reunion with Caleb Porter

35:30 – Lalas Abubakar is the happiest man in Colorado + Rapids under Robin Fraser

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David Gass sits alone in a barren studio but with the transfer market heating up he must soldier on. And it is a packed show starting with Andrew out in LA for the week sitting down with ESPN’s Herculez Gomez to talk about what Chicharito could mean for LA Galaxy and MLS, and why a deal hasn’t gotten done yet.

Then David hopped on the phone with Pablo Maurer of the Athletic to talk about DC United’s newest signing Edison Flores and how he could ignite the DC fanbase. That is followed by talking with FC Cincinnati GM Gerard Nijkamp on a Gaston Pereiro update and more transfer plans for the window.

Finally while in Los Angeles, Andrew also sat down with Vancouver's head man Marc Dos Santos and Red Bull’s winger Daniel Royer.

4:00 Herculez Gomez

14:10 Pablo Maurer

32:05 Gerard Nijkamp

46:16 Marc Dos Santos

55:19 Daniel Royer

 
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Preseason finally begins and the MLS transfer news is pouring in. There are rumors of Chicharito meeting with the LA Galaxy on Monday. Calen and David chat about what the Mexican megastar would mean/do in MLS, and The Athletic’s National Reporter Paul Tenorio joins the guys. He talks them through the surprise developments with Chicharito, DP rumors in Chicago, changes coming to MLS, and a flurry of signings around the corner from Inter Miami.

Then Matt “Willis Reed” Doyle checks in to chat US Soccer restructuring with Brian McBride being named General Manager, Olympic qualifying coming up, and his thoughts on the 2020 MLS Superdraft.

Plus what does the future hold for Atlanta post LGP (and maybe Gressel), BWP potentially to LAFC, and much more.

 

2:18 Player symposium

4:30 Chicharito

14:05 Paul Tenorio interview

31:35 Inter Miami roster build

34:21 Matt Doyle

43:45 Brian McBride US Soccer GM

54:23 Julian Gressel rumors and LGP transfer

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New York City FC has a head coach! Luka Modric linked to D.C. United (and Edinson Flores, too)! Yimmi Chara to Portland! Andrew, David and Doyle dig into Ronny Deila filling the last open MLS coaching gig – his colorful past, recent history and the job at hand (win trophies) – and talk through the signings and rumors that caught their attention.

Also in this show ... Why Diego Alonso is a coup for Inter Miami, the Fire’s path forward with the soccer staff hired, quick SuperDraft preview, Atlanta United’s seemingly shaky roster and small-budget love in the mailbag.

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2:30 – New York City FC hires a head coach! Introducing Ronny Deila

10:58 – Why Diego Alonso ought to be a hit with Inter Miami

23:42 – They’ve got a head coach, so what’s next for the Chicago Fire?

30:55 – Quick and dirty MLS SuperDraft preview

36:58 – Favorite MLS signings in 2020: Yimmi, Zelarayan and Katai

45:12 – Rumor central! Modric to DC? Pabon to Miami?

50:42 – Why Atlanta United fans are starting to get a little nervous

56:27 – FC Cincinnati (and their new signing) get some attention in the Mailbag

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Extratime driven by Continental is back for 2020! Your New Year begins with MLS story time featuring Dax McCarty of Nashville SC. Dax goes deep with Andrew Wiebe on Bradenton’s '87 Class (Freddy Adu, Michael Bradley & more), Thierry Henry and Rafa Marquez stories at the Red Bulls, getting chewed out by Oscar Pareja in Dallas and how Jesse Marsch changed the Red Bulls from star power to high pressure.

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

3:01 – Dax McCarty’s MLS story time!

7:59 – Bradenton’s Class of 87: Legend of Freddy Adu and Michael Bradley

18:03 – Getting chewed out by Oscar Pareja and making a name at FC Dallas

27:12 – Expansion Draft by the Timbers … Traded to D.C. United then the Red Bulls!

33:15 – Social media, burner accounts and doubt: MLS players and the media

39:15 – Thierry Henry and Rafa Marquez stories in New York

46:35 – How Jesse Marsch made the Red Bulls a pressing juggernaut + trade fallout

53:31 – How many years does Dax have left? How much has MLS changed?

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