Thu, 21 February 2019
ExtraTime Radio is changing, but first one last episode behind closed doors. First up, free space in #CCLFever (and some positive results as well). Then the MLS Bird Dog Sam Stejskal drops by to run through the league's biggest headlines (Pozuelo, Americans getting TAM deals, Nani, Timbers No. 9, LA Galaxy DPs) and Nashville SC CEO Ian Ayre calls in to chat about the new crest and the build to MLS. Finally, previews for the final six teams before next week's predictions shows.
Mon, 18 February 2019
Competitive soccer is almost here, and it's the real deal: Concacaf Champions League. The guys preview all five MLS participants, give you a fun fact about the rest of the field and try to stay positive. Free space, after all, is disappointment.
Thu, 14 February 2019
On this episode, MLS bird dog Sam Stejskal (@SamStejskal) takes you around MLS, providing the lowdown on Portland’s bid for Eduardo Vargas, those Nagbe-to-Crew rumors, Kekuta Manneh to Cincinnati and much more! Then the guys take a closer look at the Union, NYCFC, LA Galaxy, Columbus Crew, Vancouver Whitecaps and FC Dallas. In the mailbag, it’s a listener-led roast of the hosts!
Mon, 11 February 2019
The season is almost upon us! Part 1 of ExtraTime Radio's four season preview pods starts now.
First, Darlington Nagbe isn't training with Atlanta, so does that mean a trade to Crew and Caleb Porter is in the offing? Plus, five minutes on FC Cincinnati, San Jose, Orlando City, Colorado, Chicago, Minnesota, and New England.
5:00 Nagbe trade?
18:46 FC Cincinnati season preview
25:00 San Jose Earthquakes season preview
30:42 Orlando City SC season preview
35:46 Colorado Rapids season preview
41:30 Chicago Fire season preview
47:20 Minnesota United season preview
53:58 New England Revolution season preview
1:01:33 Mailbag starting with each ETR hosts soccer comp (and Bobby being a classic enigmatic #9)
Thu, 7 February 2019
Marco Fabian? To the Union? Hey, it could happen! And if it does, would the signing make Philadelphia an MLS Cup contender? Hard maybe, but they'd definitely be more interesting.
Andrew, Bobby and David sit down the Green Room to talk Fabian, the looming possibility that Fredy Montero will return to Vancouver (with Bryan Ruiz???), Jesse Marsch's big opportunity with Red Bull and the 18-year-old Dane the red side of New York is reportedly chasing plus all the other headlines fit to discuss.
MLSsoccer.com's Sam Stejskal calls in to give the lowdown on Giovani dos Santos' situation with the Galaxy, details on a pair of DP signings in New York City and Salt Lake and the changing sands for decision makers. Toronto FC head coach Greg Vanney also joins to break down what Concacaf Champions League really means for an MLS club.
Mon, 4 February 2019
Preseason rolls on, with all the predictably bizarre headlines and overreactions. Andrew, Bobby and Dave sit down in the Green Room to break down a pair of Designated Player forwards signed by NYCFC and Real Salt Lake. Will Alexandru Mitrita be worth the reported $9 million price tag? Who is Sam Johnson, the Liberian forward headed to Utah from Norway's Valerenga?
Then, after Gregg Berhalter's first US national team camp closes with another win, the guys identity the winners, the potential starters and parse the details to figure out what was noise and what was important. Plus, Tyler Adams has hearts aflutter in Germany, and Alphonso Davies got the call for Bayern Munich.
Also in this episode: Red Bulls head coach Chris Armas on style, identity and how they mesh in New York, Anthony Hudson explains the Rapids rebuild, North American soccer bucket list in the mailbag.
Thu, 31 January 2019
Quiet week in MLS, huh? As the transfer window in Europe closed, MLS teams got pulled into the drama. First, Miguel Almiron finally got his Newcastle move for a fee that Andrew, Bobby and Dave argues changes the league as we know it. Then Sebastian Giovinco picked up and moved to Al Hilal in Saudi Arabia. Why did the deal make sense for Toronto? What is the Atomic Ant's legacy? Oh, and Lucho Acosta to PSG? Mind blown.
Also in this show ... Digging into DP moves by the Whitecaps and Revs, evaluating the Ike Opara trade and talking USMNT in the mailbag.
Mon, 28 January 2019
Who were the big winners on the field in Gregg Berhalter’s first game in charge of the US national team? What tactical wrinkles did the guys pick out? And how close was this to a first choice XI? Andrew, David and Doyle hit the game, then focus on the Gold Cup. What would your lineup look like?
Also in this episode…
Stay or go? Toronto FC and Sebastian Giovinco are doing the transfer rumor dance. What are Red Bulls options with Kaku stumping for a move? Plus, Minnesota United head coach Adrian Heath talks No. 9s, and D.C. United legend Ben Olsen on witnessing the rebirth of a club.
6:00 - USMNT
29:25 - 10 minutes with Adrian Heath on No. 9s
42:00 - MLS news (Giovinco, more Kaku) and rumors
57:31 - 10 minutes with Ben Olsen on a new D.C. United
1:10:50 - ExtraTime Mailbag
Thu, 24 January 2019
The winter transfer window is just now getting into gear. The Pity Martinez deal is done, but now Atlanta United need to sell Miguel Almiron. Could Tottenham Hotspur get in the mix? What if ... they can't get a deal done?
Plus, Kaku's agent is negotiating hard int he press -- a little too hard, you could argue -- and the player himself is asking the Red Bulls to sell him to Club America. What's going to happen next? It's anyone's guess.
Also in this show: Nick Hagglund trade analysis, Gregory van der Wiel gets the boot in Toronto, Timbers chase Tigres young gun and Tim Howard hangs them up.
Tue, 22 January 2019
The guys cover all the big news around the league and sit down for 10 good minutes with Jim Curtin and Luchi Gonzalez.
2:20 Sacramento Republic FC get a big boost
10:00 Kaku, Alberth Elis, & Carlos Vela rumors
16:44 FC Cincinnati make more moves, but do they make sense?
21:10 Diego Fagundez says he wants out in radio interview
23:46 INTERVIEW: Jim Curtin on transition from player to coach
37:55 Chicago Fire depth chart ... where are the outside backs?
44:14 What are they cooking up in Vancouver?
53:57 INTERVIEW: Luchi Gonzalez on linking academy, first team
1:32:42 Mailbag: Jozy Altidore's future, Brad
Thu, 17 January 2019
Austin is the 27th team in MLS! David is joined by Doyle and Bobby to cover the historic news and 2021 launch, and the guys hit the rumors and transfers making headlines. Plus 10 good minutes with the Whitecaps’ Marc Dos Santos on his own career, Sounders’ Brian Schmetzer on what fuels rivalries, and James O’Connor on facing adversity and a big 2019 for Orlando City.
3:40 Austin FC
9:18 Josef Extension
16:50 Bounce around the league
24:46 Marc Dos Santos
40:08 Brian Schmetzer
52:08 James O’Connor
Mon, 14 January 2019
Matt Doyle is back in the world of the living! After weeks in the sick house, the Armchair Analyst is back to help Andrew, David and Bobby break down the SuperDraft, dig into the biggest news around MLS and wax poetic about Sigi Schmid and the art of player development.
Plus, interviews with NYCFC's Claudio Reyna (David Villa's replacement, state of the club, Dome Torrent and producing great American players) and D.C. United's Dave Kasper (Wayne Rooney, Loudon United and the future of the club).
Thu, 10 January 2019
The Crew are saved. Long live the Crew.
On the eve of a special day in Columbus, it's time to introduce a pair of new faces in Columbus. Fresh off being introduced, head coach Caleb Porter and president Tim Bezbatchenko join ExtraTime Radio to explain how they ended up back in Ohio, what new ownership and bright future mean to the supporters, city and themselves and lay out their ambitions for a new era of the Crew.
Plus, it's SuperDraft time! With Dave and Bobby bursting with insider information following a week in Orlando at the 2019 adidas MLS Player Combine, the guys name their top prospects and try to put the day in perspective. Sporting KC head coach Peter Vermes goes even further, giving a coach and executive's take on the past, present and future of the SuperDraft.
Mon, 7 January 2019
A packed show covering MLS Combine, rumors and transfers. Plus interviews with two general managers and one head coach!
15:03 Dennis Te Kloese on the LA Galaxy’s four designated players
19:52 MLS rumors and transfers
37:49 Alan Koch on what makes good expansion teams and FCC’s moves to come
52:08 Nelson Rodriguez on Chicago Fire offseason and moves to come
Thu, 3 January 2019
We’re back! After a relaxing break, the guys are back to help you catch up on all the news you missed during the holidays. Frank De Boer to ATLUTD, Guillermo Barros Schelotto to the Galaxy, a front-office carousel in the Eastern Conference, signings and trades galore. David, Bobby and Sam have plenty to cover from Orlando, including the upcoming 2019 adidas Player Combine and SuperDraft. Who will go No. 1? The guys give their takes then tackle listener takes in the mailbag.
3:05 The Crew are saved, now how promising is their future?
7:16 GBS taking over the LA Galaxy
13:42 What does Frank De Boer mean for ATL
17:50 Is the future of MLS "DP" coaches
24:22 Transfers, trades, signings, and everything else that went down.
33:14 Combine & draft coverage plus trade rumors.
51:44 Debate over Pulisic's move to Chelsea
Tue, 1 January 2019
David finishes off the holiday season with by sitting down with three unique people around the US Soccer sphere. First Kenny Cooper son of a NASL player, former Manchester United player, and one of the best goal scorers in MLS history. Next Brent Kallman a semi-pro poker player and Minnesota United's longest tenured player. To close out David Brett Wasser comes on to talk about his mission to preserve video of some of the glorious lost moments in US Soccer history.
00:32 Kenny Cooper
27:22 Brent Kallman
47:39 David Brett Wasser
Thu, 27 December 2018
Our holiday specials roll on hour-long, in-depth interview with Alan Gordon. From scraping through Juco soccer to make it out, Portland Timbers A-League days, falling in love with soccer, finding his feet alongside David Beckham, and much more.
Mon, 24 December 2018
Happy holidays from ExtraTime Radio! Our gift to you? This hour-long, in-depth interview with Maurice Edu. From his days at Maryland to Toronto FC, Rangers, the US national team and World Cup, Stoke City (plus a loan to Turkey), the Union and everywhere in between, head into the Green Room for a behind-the-scenes glimpse into Edu's career.
Thu, 20 December 2018
David, Matt, and Bobby drop into the Green Room for one last time in 2018. The guys cover the first USMNT roster in Gregg Berhalter's tenure, including some surprising names. They also hit MLS trade winners/losers and take a peek into the LA Galaxy coaching search. Then Luke Sassano drops in to talk about the FC Cincinnati roster build, a few of their big-name acquisitions and what the next few weeks hold for the new boys. To close it all out, a giant mailbag of all topics suggested by listeners!
Don't forget to stick with ExtraTime Radio through the holidays. There are three holiday specials coming up, featuring Maurice Edu, Alan Gordon, Kenny Cooper and more special guests.
2:58 USMNT January camp roster
13:59 2019 MLS home openers
15:36 LAG coaching woes
20:29 Trades for NE Revs, SKC, and Colorado
27:26 Luke Sassano Interview
46:17 Mailbag extravaganza
Mon, 17 December 2018
Playoffs? Yes, we're talking about playoffs, a brand new format, in fact. Then the guys interview the new head coach of FC Dallas, former academy director Luchi Gonzalez, and discuss the other coaching big openings at the Galaxy, ATLUTD and Crew SC.
Plus, silly season is in full swing, complete with a bevy of rumors, including DP rumbles from FC Cincinnati, MLZ in LA and questions about what the Revs and Sporting KC will look like in 2019. In the mailbag, listeners wonder about Gregg Berhalter's first USMNT squad.
11:53 Luchi Gonzalez
37:25 How will FCD play and what will they look like?
51:02 Piojo to LA Galaxy? Caleb Porter to CLB? GBS to ATL?
1:08:28 2019 Audi MLS Playoff format changes
1:15:08 Zlatan's return
1:21:19 Matias Fernandez for FCC?
1:38:20 Mailbag on USMNT and Ozzie Alonso's future
Thu, 13 December 2018
FC Cincinnati comes together, MLS moves and rumors, plus coaching changes true and false. Andrew Wiebe also sits down with the victorious president of Atlanta United, Darren Eales.
Sun, 9 December 2018
The 23rd MLS season is over, and Atlanta United are the champions. Wiebe, David, Doyle and Bobby gather for the annual post mortem show in a hotel room in downtown Atlanta.
Thu, 6 December 2018
What's the best way to get ready for the 23rd MLS Cup? ExtraTime Radio, of course. ESPN's Taylor Twellman stops by the Green Room to explain what it's like to lose four finals, what's at stake for both clubs and where the tactical battle will be won and lost.
Plus, Bobby Boswell takes you inside Atlanta United, including an epic Tata Martino story, and Portland Timbers GM & President of Soccer Gavin Wilkinson explains how the squad was built and pulls back the curtain on his job.
In the mailbag, Bobby gets flamed by Five Stripes supporters, the '06 Revs go under the microscope and the guys try to figure out whose parade speech would draw headlines.
Tue, 4 December 2018
How does an ExtraTime Radio special with new US men's national team head coach Gregg Berhalter sound? Good? Good. Consider this an MLS Cup week gift from the guys!
While you're at it, go back and listen to Monday's episode with Justin Meram giving the player's perspective on Berhalter and Inter Miami sporting director Paul McDonough pulling back the curtain on how ATLUTD were built.
Mon, 3 December 2018
Gregg Berhalter is officially USMNT boss. Tyler Adams is headed to RB Leipzig. It's MLS Cup week, and the news slows down for no one.
First, ATLUTD's odds of winning stand at 77 percent according to FiveThirtyEight. That seems high, but how high? Then the Crew's Justin Meram joins to explain what the USMNT is getting in Berhalter, and former ATLUTD vice president and current Inter Miami sporting director Paul McDonough explains how the squad was built and what's going on with his latest expansion project.
In the mailbag, a mouse steals the show, Sporting KC's transfer policy comes under the microscope and the guys wish Andrew a happy life.
Fri, 30 November 2018
We are finally here with MLS Cup locked in the guys gather for a late night special to digest the action. And they hit it all from celebrating with ATL and PTFC to looking at what went wrong for SKC and NYRB plus what those clubs futures could hold.
3:47 Timbers victory and reaction to SKC
30:28 ATL seal the deal and are NYRB in for a change this offseason?
56:11 Mario Balotelli why always rumors?
59:00 David Villa's legacy and what does NYCFC do now?
Mon, 26 November 2018
From ecstasy (Atlanta United) to agony (Red Bulls) and the middle ground in between (Timbers and Sporting KC), Leg 1 of the Conference Championships had a little something for everyone. Andrew, David and Matt jump in the Green Room to celebrate the Five Stripes and dig into Chris Armas' gameplan. Did New York overthink it ... again?
Then The Athletic's Paul Tenorio calls in just minutes after breaking Zack Steffen to Man City, and MLSsoccer.com's own bird dog, Sam Stejskal, explains why Tab Ramos is a prime candidate for the FC Dallas job. Plus, more on Orlando City parting ways with their GM, and the Galaxy's chase for the director of Mexico’s national teams to lead their soccer operations.
In the mailbag, the guys put together their Best XI of MLS managers. Who will play center back? It's a tough choice.
Thu, 22 November 2018
What are the guys thankful for this year? Listen to find out. The meat of the show, of course, are previews for both Conference Championships. Will Red Bulls-Atlanta United live up to the hype? Can Portland lay claim to title of MLS elite? Does Sporting KC have what it takes to get to the promised land? Plus, in the mailbag, listeners give their Thanksgiving dinner equivalents in MLS. Warning: it gets petty.
Mon, 19 November 2018
Adios Papi in Dallas? One more year for Jim Curtin in Philly? The coaching carousel just keeps spinning in MLS.
Monday brought big news for FC Dallas and the Union, so Andrew, David and Doyle start there following an off weekend for the Audi 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs. First up, what does a one-year deal mean for Curtin, the Union and sporting direction Ernst Tanner? Then, with the news literally breaking on the show, what's next for Oscar Pareja and FC Dallas?
Also in this episode ... Doyle's message to panicking USMNT supporters, Josef Martinez's insightful article in the The Player's Tribune, another World Cup for Tab Ramos and the US U-20s, FC Cincinnati folks give their take on the new crest and much more.
Thu, 15 November 2018
What are we doing? That question remains topical for the US national team as another friendly comes and goes with no head coach, no discernible direction and no real positives to speak of. Andrew, Bobby and David go in on the loss to England and the ongoing coaching search, then move on to more positive things, like FC Cincinnati’s new crest and DP news, alternative MLS Best XIs, Marc Dos Santos’ new gig in Vancouver and much more.
Mon, 12 November 2018
After a two-week sprint, four teams are left standing in the Audi 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs. Andrew, David and Doyle gather in the Green Room to rehash all the action. First, why is Dome Torrent going off on reporters and what happened to NYCFC post-Vieira? Second, Atlanta United are back, and they’re pretty darn scary. Third, the Red Bulls did what their regular season suggested they would! Is the curse waning? And what now for Gregg Berhalter? Finally, Sporting KC held on by the skin of their teeth at home despite Mike Petke making some head-scratching lineup decisions. Oh, and stick around for some critical evaluation of the MLS awards season, Best XI and a new Ben Baer catchphrase in the mailbag.
5:20 ATL knocks off NYCFC
19:00 Red Bulls step up
28:00 Gregg Berhalter's future
37:49 SKC v RSL insanity
51:48 Award season
1:02:47 Mailbag on USMNT, playoffs, and Ben Baer "seeding the doubt"
Fri, 9 November 2018
The guys get together in Brooklyn, still riding a soccer high from the thriller in Seattle, to break down one of the best playoff games of all-time. They also look ahead to three huge matchups looming this weekend. Can the Red Bulls break through? Will Atlanta United come out at full throttle against NYCFC? And can RSL spoil Sporting KC's first postseason home game since MLS Cup 2013 without Albert Rusnak?
Mon, 5 November 2018
Who says the first leg of aggregate series are boring? The Audi MLS Cup Playoffs delivered on Sunday with four games full of storylines and highlight-reel plays. Even better, all four series still hang in the balance. Andrew, David and Doyle gather in the Green Room to talk about Gass' trip to Providence Park and breakdown all the matches.
Fri, 2 November 2018
They guys get together late night in the Green Room to digest an incredible start to the Audi 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs, from penalty shootouts to Kreilach Karate and the return of NYCFC. Then they look ahead to the conference semifinal first legs coming up on Sunday.
Mon, 29 October 2018
The podcast was so long that we just had to break it up! Skip to the next episode for Part 2 for the ETR Knockout Round preview and Part 3 for the guys' MLS Award ballot reveal and the mailbag.
In Part 1, Andrew, David, Bobby and Doyle tackle Decision Day presented by AT&T. The good (Red Bulls set points record and win the Supporters' Shield), the bad (ATLUTD's loss in Toronto) and the ugly (LA Galaxy's second-half collapse).
Mon, 29 October 2018
ExtraTime Radio's post Decision Day marathon continues with Knockout Round previews. First, Andrew, Dave, Bobby and Doyle name the favorite, No. 1 contender and darkhorse in each conference then tackle all four Knockout matches and finish with predictions.
You can watch this segment on MLSsoccer.com and MLS social channels!
Mon, 29 October 2018
In Part 3, Andrew, David, Bobby and Doyle welcome Ben Baer into the Green Room to reveal their MLS Award ballots and answer your mail!
Don't forget to listen to Part 1 (Decision Day review) and Part 2 (Knockout Round preview)!
Thu, 25 October 2018
It’s the last week of the regular season, and that means all hands on deck. Andrew, David, Bobby and Doyle gather in the Green Room to attack the Tata Martino news from all angles. How should Atlanta United supporters feel? What’s the Argentine’s legacy? Will he exit with a Shield and/or MLS Cup? How did his sheer presence change MLS?
MLSsoccer.com bird dog Sam Stejskal joins the show to give his Tata take then guide the guys around the league. How did Dom Kinnear revive the Galaxy? What’s this about naked cartwheels, Chad Marshall? How could a rule change affect Homegrown players all over the US and Canada?
We’ve also got your guide to Decision Day presented by AT&T. Who’ll finish where? Who’ll grab the final two spots up for grabs? Who have the look of a playoff team and who might be looking at an early exit. Then, in the mailbag, it’s time to marvel (cough … steal) all your soccer bar ideas!
Mon, 22 October 2018
One more week. That's all that remains of the 2018 MLS regular season. Andrew, David and Doyle sit down in the Green Room to sift through Week 34 ... all the scenarios, all the drama, all the important/weird stuff you need to know ahead of Decision Day presented by AT&T.
In the mailbag, a passionate discussion about Gregg Berhalter, Crew SC and the US national team.
Thu, 18 October 2018
Andrew, Dave and Bobby gather in Brooklyn to mourn the passing of 2018 midweek MLS, ponder Wayne Rooney and D.C. United's place in the MVP and Eastern Conference hierarchy, jump on the Gianluca Busio hype train as the Sporting KC teenager made history (and helped deliver a huge result) and Orlando City lead the way in a season of widespread defensive ineptitude.
Plus, everything at stake on Sunday as the Eastern and Western Conference go back to back with playoff places, seeding, the Supporters' Shield and individual awards on the line as well as an attempt to define the difference between a good regular season team and a playoff threat. In the mailbag, thoughts on the US national team post international break.
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2:57 Wayne Rooney, that free kick and D.C.'s elephant in the room
15:58 How a teenager changed Sporting KC's attack and playoff fate
23:00 Why are there so many historically bad MLS defenses in 2018?
31:15 What if Atlanta United end 2018 empty handed sans Tata and Almiron?
46:15 Who is the weakest link in the Eastern Conference playoff field?
51:20 Zlatan wants Minnesota and Minnesota wants Zlatan
59:20 Regular season teams vs. playoff teams
1:09:35 ETR Mailbag: USMNT takeaways and more
Mon, 15 October 2018
David, Bobby, and Doyle react to the weekend that was, add another exit interview (New England) to the pile, talk Columbus Crew SC ownership developments, and US/CAN national team previews.
7:31 Bob Bradley underrated?
13:00 Bobby finds hope in COL
17:05 Can DC hold the 6th spot
22:41 Picking favorites for top of the West SKC v FCD v LAFC
33:02 Revs exit interview
44:00 Velkjo Paunovic futre
48:00 Columbus Crew SC ownership news
53:37 USMNT preview
1:03:53 CANMT preview and dream XI
Thu, 11 October 2018
It's a late show, but you'll thank us this weekend since there are only four MLS games to get you through. First up, those MLS and Liga MX rumors. Could the league's combine after the 2026 World Cup? Have Enrique Bonilla and Don Garber been listening to ETR? We've been talking about this for years! Plus, immediate reaction to the US national team's loss to Colombia, breaking down those Miguel Almiron to Arsenal rumors and more MLS trivia!
Mon, 8 October 2018
Two months until MLS Cup. Kind crazy, huh?
It's all about playoff position as the guy gather in the Green Room to break down Week 32. Why does Miguel Almiron's hamstring injury feel like deja vu and how does it affect the Five Stripes title hopes? We're not just talking MLS Cup. It's the Shield, too, and the Red Bulls are beating down the door. Plus, refereeing controversy takes center stage in Kansas City, the Union make the playoffs with games to spare, D.C. and Montreal don't break stride and LAFC become the fifth expansion team to make the postseason in their very first season.
Plus, breaking news puts the Earthquakes in the spotlight as Matias Almeyda is announced as San Jose's next head coach, and two-minute exit interviews on every team eliminated from playoff contention thus far. In the mailbag, who would win a no-holds-barred fight between the ETR crew.
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Thu, 4 October 2018
The guys talk through the full 22 under 22 list and look forward to the weekend in the context of the playoff push.
6:28 22 under 22
34:54 Davies vs Adams to start a franchise
43:28 Weekend preview
1:03:03 MLS Trivia
1:14:36 FCD lack of respect
Mon, 1 October 2018
The guys look at the Red Bulls' massive win this weekend and other big results (plus handshake drama). Then Ben “The Research” Baer explains why MLSsoccer.com lowered the cutoff line to 22 Under 22 and the guys reveal their ballots. Plus, Sam Stejskal talks ALbert Rusnak's negotiating ploy, the MLS coaching carousel, USMNT roster, and more.
2:39 RBNY top ATL
9:58 What went wrong with ATL?
13:06 Handshake drama
16:13 DCU dancing towards playoffs
21:18 Zlatan for MVP?
24:22 NYCFC struggles
25:40 Sam Stejskal on Rusnak contract
27:23 Future for Craig Waibel at RSL
28:14 Heavy coaching changeover in MLS
29:21 Frontrunners for managerial openings
32:18 USMNT roster
39:37 Ben Baer on why 22 Under 22 plus ballot reveal
1:02:18 What MLS roster needs Bobby Warshaw the most?
Thu, 27 September 2018
From the pitch at BBVA Compass Stadium, Andrew, Calen and David reflect on a historic US Open Cup win for the Houston Dynamo (and another gut-punch loss for the Union). Also in this episode ... the Carl Robinson era ends in Vancouver, Canada's future gets a bit brighter with the addition of Ballou Tabla, rumored DP changes go under the microscope and MLS 4.0 gets debated in the mailbag.
Mon, 24 September 2018
Andrew, Matt and Bobby gather in the Green Room to dissect Week 30. Should Bradley Wright-Phillips have seen yellow for dissent? Are the Sounders gonna be OK? How did D.C. emerge as the weekend winners without playing a minute? What's up with the Quakes coaching search?
Plus, complete US Open Cup preview (ExtraTime Live has the postgame show!) and a pantheon mailbag that includes mail from one Simon in Queens.
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Thu, 20 September 2018
Andrew and Bobby wrap up Campeones Cup from a hotel room in Toronto. Back in New York City, David and Doyle try to make sense of wild night of midweek MLS action, plus get you prepped for another weekend full of playoff implications. In the mailbag, Jesmond (of Simon and Jesmond fame) makes a triumphant debut.
0:45- 15:16 - Campeones Cup ... what happened, what could it become and Toronto FC's future
15:54 - MLS midweek never disappoints
18:45 - SJ revival, ATL comeback & Wondo’s no goal
22:48 - Union break Sounders streak ... in Seattle
28:05 - How can the Sounders keep climbing?
31:00 - Do-or-die time as Red Bulls host TFC
33:03 - Tata Martino rumors + how it affects ATLUTD in 2018
36:23 - Montreal is loving life as NYCFC hit a wall
44:05 - ExtraTime Radio Mailbag (text 401-206-0MLS)
45:52 - How to raise a true MLS fan
47:11 - If you were soccer czar for the USMNT and MLS...
53:58 - MLS award throwbacks: Jesmond, Score-borg, & Firchau
Mon, 17 September 2018
Toronto is the story right now starting with their wild 5-3 match vs the LA Galaxy to Zlatan's wondergoal 500th and then a Campeones cup preview from Toronto with Andrew and Bobby. Plus David and Doyle breakdown Montreal's huge win, the playoff scramble in the east and the middle of the west. Sam Stejskal joins to talk about the future set up of LAG, and what is going on with TFC.
3:00 Worries for Union?
7:35 Montreal turning a corner
10:50 Atlantic Cup shootout
13:58 Zlatan wonder strike and face off vs Michael Bradley
18:43 RSL leaves points on the board
20:38 SKC & FCD fight for the top of the West
24:22 Timbers woes
27:00 SEA continue their historic run
30:03 Sam Stejkal on LAG coaching & GM search
35:05 Sam on Bill Manning's view of what went wrong in 2018, and the fix for 2019
40:20 Mikael Stahre's departure from San Jose
46:27 Campeones Cup preview from Toronto
52:38 Interview with Greg Vanney
Thu, 13 September 2018
All it took for USMNT fans to get hyped again was a little trash talk (and a win against Mexico). ESPN’s Herculez Gomez joins the guys to discuss Miazga vs. Lainez, the coaching search with no end in sight, the (higher than expected) ceiling of the USMNT and why Campeones Cup matters. Then Andrew, Dave and Bobby have the great Tyler Adams debate (RB or CM), try to figure out whether Tata Martino will stay or go in Atlanta, take sides between D.C. United and Montreal Impact in the playoff race and play ‘Name That DP!’ in the mailbag.
2:36 - How’d that win vs. El Tri make the guys feel?
11:51 - Herculez Gomez on Miazga trash talk, USMNT future
25:17 - Tyler Adams … RB or CM … the great debate
36:59 - Could Tata Martino say adios to ATLUTD?
45:32 - Who does Supporters’ Shield mean more to?
52:57 - D.C. United vs. Montreal Impact … Wiebe vs. Gass
58:52 - Trivia and more in the mailbag!
Mon, 10 September 2018
Breaking news in Los Angeles ... Sigi Schmid is out as Galaxy head coach. Wiebe, Doyle and Warshaw jump in the Green Room to break down all the falling dominoes as one of MLS's traditional powers spirals into yet more chaos.
Also in this episode ... Comparing the USMNT to relationships, Tyler Adams as a the No. 6 of the future, Carlos Vela theories and Bird Dog sightings in the Mailbag.
3:37 Sigi Schmid out in LA
32:30 Weekend takeaways
40:03 Is USMNT harder to love?
Thu, 6 September 2018
The guys chat MLS news from Miami's name/crest reveal to the release of the 2018 MLS playoff schedule. Then they look forward by power ranking the MLS Cup contenders, and previewing the USA-Brazil match.
Andrew chats with Adam Najem about making his debut for Afghanistan last month in a high profile friendly as the Afghan FA tries to rebuild the program.
1:07 Miami crest/name announcement
7:19 Top 10 MLS Cup contenders
24:06 USMNT expected XI and hopes for Brazil match
35:41 Adam Najem on making his debut for Afghanistan in their first home game in years.
59:05 USA/Brazil trivia and name that DP!
1:07:09 ETR Award categories for post season awards
Tue, 4 September 2018
Wiebe is back after a week of MLS detox, and Bobby, Matt and David get him caught up after Week 27. Plus, with the USMNT World Cup cycle kicking off against Brazil and Mexico, the guys take a close look at Dave Sarachan's USMNT roster and the state of the program.
5:54 – D.C. United aren't going down without a fight
7:00 – So Real Salt are good now?
12:12 – Or are the LA Galaxy just that bad?
15:46 – Justin Meram is back, just when Crew SC need him
19:05 – Sounders make history with 8th straight win
24:45 – Sporting KC re-sign their core ... what does it mean?
30:08 – Montreal aren't the lame duck we thought they were
35:01 – Toronto FC meltdown continues
40:12 – USA vs Brazil: Doyle's wish list for Sarachan
50:58 – Where does USMNT forward pool stand?
1:00:25 – Sooooooo .... about that head coaching hire
1:06:43 – Nations League begins for Canada MNT
1:11:14 – Mailbag with Ben Baer!
Thu, 30 August 2018
Sam Stejskal is in the house alongside Gass and Warshaw as they wax poetic about Clint Dempsey's greatness. They also look at the playoff shuffle after a wild midweek round, and look forward to the weekend.
3:45 Dempsey tribute
19:15 Red Bulls
22:30 What will it take for Philly to make the playoffs?
25:30 Sam talking Union project with Ale Bedoya
30:00 Timbers adding to the attack
32:08 FCD struggles with San Jose
36:50 What does Ciman’s departure mean for LAFC
41:44 What does Jonathan Osorio mean to TFC
50:00 previewing our 5 favorite matches of the weekend
1:12:49 which Rivalry Week game should you take a trip to
1:16:01 nicknames for Bobby
1:20:00 who has the bestsellers central midfield in the league
1:24:55 All-time USMNT best XI
Mon, 27 August 2018
An action packed weekend to cover as Josef Martinez makes history and Heineken Rivalry Week shakes up the standings. Plus you the fans put Bobby Warshaw through the ringer in the mailbag.
2:02 Josef best MLS season ever
13:17 Sounders winning streak
15:10 Worries in Portland?
20:57 Red Bulls win 2018 Atlantic Cup
25:13 El Traffic year 1
28:43 TFC and Giovinco are back?
30:16 RSL rout in RMC
33:30 PHI learning to win ugly and where they still need to grow
46:21 Ben Olsen and squad rotation
49:56 What would it mean for Red Bulls to lead the Shield race for the week
52:24 TFC injury struggles and changes to come
56:06 FCD vs SKC race for top of the west
59:40 Mailbag with Ben Baer
Thu, 23 August 2018
Heineken Rivalry Week is in full swing and the guys spend more than an hour in Wiebe's backyard sinking their teeth into the juiciest topics. First up, the NY Derby, in which the red and blue sides of New York shared the points but left with entirely different tastes in their mouths.
Plus, circling back on Fire head coach Veljko Paunovic's doubt F bombs, a disappointing (maybe?) season for the Dynamo, FC Dallas' quest for R-E-S-P-E-C-T, Josef Martinez's ho-hum record chase, the job at hand in Orlando for 2018 and much much more. Skip around using the guide below!
Mon, 20 August 2018
Happy Monday! There is now a four-way tie for MLS's single-season goal record. Josef Martinez did it by August, and now the only question is by how much will he blow the mark out of the water. The guys also tackle the Supporters' Shield race, #SenorWayne and D.C. United, the wacky and wild Western Conference, Caleb Porter's comments to The Athletic, the Jozy Altidore rumors and which MLS team they'd like to see be the subject of a Hard Knocks-style documentary.
Plus, Heineken Rivalry Week + a trip to the in-laws? How is Wiebe going to balance soccer and family life? Suggestions appreciated
Thu, 16 August 2018
Everyone has an opinion about Jozy Altidore, but let's talk facts. The man has scored in five straight finals, and his goals sent Toronto FC to yet another Concacaf Champions League appearance. Andrew, David and Bobby dig into midweek MLS madness, then Katie Witham joins to talk about FS1's all-female broadcast team on Sunday and the tricks of the trade on the sideline.
Mon, 13 August 2018
What happened around MLS this weekend? Andrew, Bobby and Ben go around the league to applaud #SenorWayne and Lucho Acosta's contribution to Audi Field lore, the red mist that doomed Toronto FC, karate chops and head butts in Seattle and everything else worth talking about from Week 24. Plus, Bobby responds to Sounders fans and listeners pose philosophical questions in the mailbag.
Thu, 9 August 2018
Andrew and David breakdown the transfer window closing with the bird dog Sam Stejskal. Bobby heads to Philly to sit down with new Union GM Ernst Tanner. The guys chat with Kellyn Acosta about his turbulent year and what his future holds. Plus a new game in the mailbag.
Mon, 6 August 2018
It’s crunch time in Major League Soccer. The heady highs of the preseason are long gone, the All-Star parties are over and the transfer window is just hours from slamming shut. So where do all 23 teams find themselves with the playoff push upon us? The guys devote three minutes (at least) to every single club to get you ready for the final three months of the season. Plus, you won’t want to miss Bobby’s epic rant in the mailbag.
1:24:50 Bobby rant
Thu, 2 August 2018
Andrew, David, Doyle, and Ben get together to recap the wild week in Atlanta. They then look forward to the weekend, big GM news in Miami & Philly, plus much more.
Mon, 30 July 2018
The whole gang converged on Andrew's hotel room in Atlanta to break down Fanendo Adi's epic Timbers goodbye and immediate FC Cincinnati hello, Wayne Rooney's first goal (and busted nose), Zlatan being Zlatan and Alphonso Davies dominant display. Stayed tuned for an All-Star preview and an interview with Andrew Carleton and Ben Mines.
Thu, 26 July 2018
Alphonso Davies is headed to Bayern Munich, and bags of cold, hard cash are headed to Vancouver. What's the record transfer mean for Davies? Is it the right move? What's next for the Whitecaps? And what does it mean for future sales?
Plus, an examination of Bradley Wright-Phillips' legacy after goal 100 in MLS, Raul Ruidiaz gets on the board, Dynamo fans are riled up about a red card, Fanendo Adi is on the block and ETR mailbag fun.
Mon, 23 July 2018
Just try to predict what's going to happen next in MLS. You can't do it. Kellyn Acosta to Colorado? Yeah, right. And yet here we are, breaking down a trade nobody saw coming, pondering the best path forward for wunkerkind Alphonso Davies in the wake of interest from Bayern Munich and mulling why Justin Meram would move back to Columbus after leaving just months ago. Silly season indeed.
BONUS: Big ExtraTime + All-Star Game news!
Thu, 19 July 2018
The guys head to the Tire District and add a fourth co-host to tackle the hot topics around MLS. First up, serious US Open Cup drama as the Timbers protest their loss, Adama Diomande calls out an unnamed player on Instagram and Peter Vermes shreds his own guys. Then it's all about the transfer window, most importantly the reportedly $3.9 million bid Crew SC have for goalkeeper Zach Steffen. Should Columbus take the money? Is the move right for the USMNT prospect?
Plus, Ezequiel Barco's first half season, Rooney's first road game, Mauro Diaz's replacement, Homegrown draft and Thierry Henry, more Downton Abbey (ask Bobby) and Costa Rica in the mailbag.
Mon, 16 July 2018
MLS welcomed a new stadium in D.C. and Wayne Rooney made his much-hyped debut, but Mike Petke stole the Week 20 show. Petke unplugged is a must-listen event, but was the Real Salt Lake coach in the right? Plus, drama in San Jose in the midst of a miserable season, Atlanta can’t beat the bunker and BWP gives the haters a shout out. Sam Stejskal joins to talk Portland in the second segment, and Ben Baer and Downton Abbey share the mailbag.
Thu, 12 July 2018
Andrew and David hit the road in an Audi (wrapped in Continental Tires, of course) to check out D.C. United's new digs at Audi Field. First, though, all the MLS transfer madness as the window swings open -- the deals done, the deals in process and all the reaction -- with special guests Charles Boehm and Pablo Maurer (@MLSist). Then, a new era begins in the nation's capital complete with a new stadium and new star in Wayne Rooney. So what's the present and future hold? Finally, a mailbag from the road!
Mon, 9 July 2018
The guys are back, including David after three full weeks in Russia, to catch up after a week off. First up, World Cup hacks and adventures in St. Petersburg and beyond. Then, Jesse Marsch left the Red Bulls ... to be an assistant coach? Why that's not at strange as it seems, plus the after effects from the a NY Derby with two new head coaches.
Also in this episode ... Josef Martinez is chasing the single-season scoring record, LAFC might be the best expansion team of all-time and USMNT coaching candidates and much more in the mailbag.
Mon, 2 July 2018
With Andrew and David out of town, Matt Doyle and Bobby Warshaw take over. They start with a quick World Cup recap, breaking down Mexico's World Cup and Spain letting down the world, then get into the big MLS storylines.
Adama Diomande has 7 goals in less than 300 minutes ... How?
Dome Torrent has already started to make changes at NYCFC? ... What?
Chicago has now gone 5 unbeaten? ... Why?
Montreal have won 3 in a row and 4 of 5? ... Huh?
Plus...it might be time for Toronto to hit the panic button; what would that look like? Giovinco for Piatti... which team says no?
Thu, 28 June 2018
No need to wait. We've got a Thursday morning show for your listening pleasure! First up, Mauro Diaz may be on the move. Is FC Dallas right to consider selling the Little Unicorn? What do they do with the money? What's up with ATLUTD's new d-mid? Plus, breaking news as Wayne Rooney signs with D.C. United, then GAM, TAM and Sam Stejskal runs down all the news around the league.
Mon, 25 June 2018
MLS is back, and Matt Doyle and Ben Baer join Andrew Wiebe in the Green Room to dig into Dome (not Domenec) Torrent's first game in charge of NYCFC, Philly-lona's blowout win complete with comeuppance for snarky Twitter heroes, Kellyn Acosta's early hook in the Red Bulls' rout and everything else from MLS Week 17.
Plus, The Athletic's Paul Tenorio gives the guys the lowdown on Orlando City's coaching search and Doyle goes on an epic Juan Carlos Osorio rant.
Thu, 21 June 2018
Calen Carr and Bobby Warshaw join Andrew Wiebe in the Green Room as MLS prepares to return from the World Cup break. Before the guys give all 23 teams a turn under the microscope, they round up all the MLS, Concacaf and PRO headlines from Russia. The good, bad and the ugly (and straight up false).
Then it's on to US Open Cup with the quarterfinals set before hitting all the headlines for the entire league at the almost half-way point. What's at stake? Who is worth watching? Who needs to hire a coach (looking at your Orlando)? Whose coach must keep things running as planned (that'd be you, NYCFC)?
Finally, a fun mailbag with listener questions/comments on the viability of a 48-team at the 2026 World Cup, changes to referee structure and the Mexico conundrum.
Mon, 18 June 2018
Which ExtraTime Radio hosts will cop to rooting for Mexico? And why is everyone up in arms in the first place? Plus, complete breakdown of the coaching change in Orlando. Was it fair to Jason Kreis? What now for the Lions?
Thu, 14 June 2018
Eight more years! As Russia 2018 kicks off, there's finally some good news for American (and Canadian and Mexican) soccer fans. United 2026 was a success, and the world's biggest soccer party is coming to our shores. Andrew sits down with Matt Doyle to digest the news, then USMNT legends Cobi Jones and Brian McBride camp out in the Green Room to celebrate and re-live their own memories.
Mon, 11 June 2018
Patrick Vieira said recently that his head and his heart are in New York City. Turns out the future of his coaching career is in the south of France. Andrew Wiebe, Bobby Warshaw and Ben Baer try to nail down Vieira's legacy with NYCFC, then turn their attention to Domenec Torrent, Pep Guardiola's right-hand man for more than a decade and the blue side of New York's new boss.
In the second segment, Fox Sport's Rob Stone, Kate Abdo and John Strong join Andrew and David Gass to discuss the network's World Cup coverage. How did they prep? What do they expect? Is the criticism from outside warranted or overblown?
Also in this episode ... Alphonso Davies takes a flamethrower to the Orlando City backline, the race for the Wooden Spoon heats up, Seattle Sounders chase a big name in Liga MX and listeners give their USMNT head coach picks in the mailbag.
Thu, 7 June 2018
Andrew Wiebe and Matt Doyle hunker down in the Green Room to discuss the news of the day, starting with Earnie Stewart's appointment as US men's national team GM. What is the job exactly? Why was Stewart the choice? Who will he hire as head coach? What do the Union do now?
Plus, MLS enters the fray in the US Open Cup, the Sounders face a long battle back to playoff contention, why a listener skipped a wedding for soccer and much more!
Mon, 4 June 2018
David Gass is headed to Russia for the World Cup. Is he prepared? Are the 19 MLS players called up by their countries (a record) this summer? The guys dig into CONCACAF's chances for glory and give Dave some much-needed advice ahead of his big adventure. Plus, MLS Week 14 highlights and lowlights (and those double red cards), an early MLS All-Star Fan XI presented by Target ballot and ExtraTime Radio Mailbag with Ben Baer.
Thu, 31 May 2018
Bobby Warshaw is back to help Andrew Wiebe and David Gass break down some prime midweek MLS, but first ... MLS burner accounts! Who has them in MLS? Who should have them? What are the ground rules? Plus, bad body language from Josef Martinez, a doop-fest in Philly, first-person experiences on the field in Cincy, USMNT preview and coaching rumors and a mailbag full of laughs and existential questions.
Tue, 29 May 2018
It is official: FC Cincinnati will be the 26th team in Major League Soccer, starting play in 2019, a matter of months. Technical director Luke Sassano is on the clock, and the guys chat with the former MLSer turned front office executive about what it will take to make FCC competitive in Year 1, how they'll use DP spots and TAM and what style of play we'll see on the field next March.
Also in this episode...
Thu, 24 May 2018
Slow news week, huh? Andrew Wiebe and Sam Stejskal dig into all the big headlines around MLS, including Wayne Rooney's arrival in D.C., possible breaking news in Cincinnati, no longer untouchable Ignacio Piatti, those shady Albert Rusnak quotes and Patrick Vieira's week of "Will he stay, or will he go?"
Mon, 21 May 2018
Everything you missed or need to know from MLS Week 12. Plus, Sam Stejskal on Nashville's big hire and FC Dallas' USL team, and Paul Tenorio talking YAM ... errrrr ... Youth Transfer Fund.
Thu, 17 May 2018
PRO referees Mark Geiger and Jair Marrufo stop by on their way to Russia to help you understand how VAR will affect the World Cup and bring you behind the curtain in MLS.
Plus, Wiebe's adopted club comes up clutch with the upset in the US Open Cup, Bobby explains how to beat Atlanta United, the guys debate which New York manager is more vital for his respective club and Calen Carr stops in to talk The Movement and much more.
Mon, 14 May 2018
One third of the way through the MLS a chance to reset and see what have we learned? After a few great games over the weekend who has pushed their way into the Supporter’s Shield competition?
Alexi Lalas stops in to talk about his role on TV, preparing for the World Cup, the future of the USMNT, and much more.
5:45 MLS Tiers 1/3 of the way through the season
23:37 Where is RSL headed?
42:43 Alexi Lalas on his role on TV
54:52 Alexi on Wayne Rooney
1:01:55 Future of US soccer program and who could be manager?
1:17:39 Mailbag with Ben Baer
Thu, 10 May 2018
Could the Manchester United legend help open Audi Field? Wheels are in motion, and Andrew and David dig into what would be a blockbuster MLS move.
Also in this episode...
Mon, 7 May 2018
Two months into the MLS season, and we're still trying to figure which teams are actually good, which are going fall back down to earth, which have had bum luck and which were out of the race before it even started.
On this episode, the guys try to answer those questions, then dig into the red-dominated NY Derby, Peter Vermes' extension in Kansas City, Orlando City's winning streak against subpar opposition and Seattle's stinker at home following a tough week.
Thu, 3 May 2018
Where does Lee Nguyen fit in for LAFC, and how can New England improve via their allocation haul? Bobby Warshaw and David Gass tackle the big questions from a busy week in MLS, then bring MLSsoccer.com national writer Paul Tenorio on for the behind-the-scenes view of the deadline's blockbuster trade, the summer rumors that could change the complexion of the league, Seattle's spending or lackthereof and much more. Plus, the guys preview the New York Derby and all the weekend's big games.
Mon, 30 April 2018
Monday is all about the big questions around Major League Soccer. Such as...
Kevin Kratz or Sebastian Giovinco from a dead ball with your life on the line? Who is actually good in the Western Conference? Which team could win CCL with a couple extra million to spend? Are Toronto FC in trouble or is this fake worry? Last, but not least, are there dead animals in Wiebe's walls?
Thu, 26 April 2018
Free space is disappointment, for another year at least. David and Andrew get on the mic from Los Angeles ahead of Sunday’s ExtraTime Live (5 pm PT/8 pm ET) to talk Toronto FC’s gut punch in the Concacaf Champions League final. What’s the legacy of the Reds’ run? Of this tournament for MLS? Of another year spent wondering what if?
Also in this episode ... LAFC prepare to open Banc of California Stadium, MLSsoccer.com national writer Paul Tenorio’s transfer window wrap,Ezequiel Barco update from Atlanta and #CCLFever vitriol in the mailbag.
Mon, 23 April 2018
MLS gonna MLS, and Week 8 didn’t disappoint. There were the Patrick Vieira-to-Arsenal rumblings, Russell-Mania on Friday night as Sporting and Vancouver brawled in a six-goal game, Zlatan called the Galaxy’s loss to Atlanta %$#@, NYCFC fell flat against the Timbers and Seattle got their first win of the entire season. Oh, and Orlando have now won four straight, and Tim Howard’s red led to a rivalry meltdown. What a weekend, and the guys have the complete breakdown!
Also in this episode ... Concacaf Champions League leg 2 preview and predictions, Sam Stejskal on unbeaten (but hard to peg) FC Dallas and Ben Baer gets hot in the mailbag.
Thu, 19 April 2018
Free space is disappointment, and Toronto FC filled the #CCLFever free space on Tuesday by dropping the first (and home) leg of the Concacaf Champions League final to Chivas Guadalajara. The guys commiserate, as any MLS fan who follows this tournament does, then dig a little deeper below the surface to figure out what happened and attempt to find hope for next week's historic deciding match.
Also in this episode ... MLSsoccer.com national writer Paul Tenorio on the latest development in the Lee Nguyen saga, Tata's options when it comes to getting Ezequiel Barco on the field for ATLUTD, some thoughts on those Bobby Wood rumors and lots of gnashing of teeth in the mailbag.
Mon, 16 April 2018
Free space is disappointment, but Toronto FC don’t care. This is the stuff legends are made of, and a Concacaf Champions League title would make these Reds just that. The guys go all-in on Leg 1 and the long-term legacies at stake against Chivas Guadalajara, then turn to MLS Week 7.
Also in this episode ... GAM, TAM and Sam Stejskal on the "elite teams and regular teams" per Alexi Lalas, Kaku shines and Jesse Marsch says he's ready for the XI, Western Conference musical chairs, plus Ben Baer in the mailbag
Thu, 12 April 2018
Toronto FC became just the third team in MLS history to reach the Concacaf Champions League final. The guys are, predictably, elated. But before elation comes disappointment, and the Red Bulls made sure the free space was marked.
Also in this episode ... MLSsoccer.com national writer Paul Tenorio on those Mario Balotelli rumors, D.C. United's big summer and Crew SC's transfer policy, plus more ETR Bingo squares and diagnosing Real Salt Lake's woes in the Mailbag.
Mon, 9 April 2018
Could this be the best week in MLS history? If Toronto FC and the Red Bulls advance in Concacaf Champions League, it'd be up there. Then again, the #CCLFever free space is disappointment, so gird your loins for what has previously been the inevitable when it comes to summiting Mount Liga MX. The guys give MLS Week 6 the full breakdown treatment, then look ahead to Tuesday's matches at Red Bull Arena (in front of a boatload of Chivas fans) and at the Azteca.
Also in this episode ... Sam Stejskal on USMNT general manager search and Ben Baer gives the perfect wedding gift thanks to a fellow cast member.
Thu, 5 April 2018
#CCLFever is back, and it just keeps getting better. Toronto FC delivered a message to Club America on the field. Off the field, the infamous BMO Field tunnel struck again and Piojo stole the headlines. In Guadalajara, the Red Bulls made it ugly, saw red, missed some big chances and ... got a decent result. Meanwhile, Aurelien Collin Concacafed until he could Concacaf no more.
Also in this episode ... Paul Tenorio on the Iker Casillas-to-Chicago and Ben Arfa-to-MTL rumors, and Orlando's short- and long-term future. Plus Ben Baer in the mailbag talking the Bruce Arena book, D.C. United’s future, and much more.
Mon, 2 April 2018
Zlatan? Zlatan. Zlatan, Zlatan and Zlatan. One man stole the show this weekend in MLS, and everybody knows who is he and what he did to win "El Trafico" for the LA Galaxy the very first time he pulled on the jersey. With David and Bobby back from GA Cup, Andrew has company to break down Ibrahimovic's heroics in the first-ever rivalry match between the incumbents and LAFC. Plus, Ashley Cole joins the guys to give his perspective on a historic day.
Also in this episode … Francisco Calvo wants R-E-S-P-E-C-T for Minnesota United, but what is he really saying? It may not be what you think. NYCFC stake an early claim to the Supporters' Shield, Alberth Elis thrills (and sometimes disappoints), Toronto FC and the Red Bulls prepare for massive CCL semifinals, around the league with Sam Stejskal and Arielle Castillo's StubHub Center stories and MLS yoga poses.
Thu, 29 March 2018
Everything you need to know about the first El Trafico w/ Kevin Baxter (LA Times), Alicia Rodriguez (Angels on Parade) and a supporter on both sides of the rivalry. Plus, David Gass interviews Pachuca academy coach Jan Westerhof, and MLSsoccer.com national writer Paul Tenorio joins for the mailbag.
Mon, 26 March 2018
"I think Jesse [Marsch] should go to sleep every night thanking God for a Bradley Wright-Phillips." - Luis Robles
True statement, but is BWP the best MLS goalscorer (and perhaps player) of all-time? Red Bulls head coach Jesse Marsch made that argument on Saturday following another vintage performance from the Englishman. Andrew and Matt talk through the New York legend's case, then cover the rest of Week 4 with a fine-toothed comb.
Also in this episode ... Did Gio Savarese make the right move benching Liam Ridgewell? Who might drop to the bench for the Galaxy? Who is the rumored LAFC third DP? Plus, David Gass interviews Alecko Eskandarian from GA Cup and bad puns galore in the mailbag.
Thu, 22 March 2018
Breaking news out of LA, as the Galaxy appear to finally land Zlatan Ibrahimović after years of dogged pursuit. Get the lowdown on the reports (TAM deal!), plus lots of laughs as the crew digs into ESPN FC's anonymous player survey and Arielle Castillo makes her maiden voyage in the mailbag.
Mon, 19 March 2018
An already awful week for the Sounders got even worst when Clint Dempsey saw red and the final score in Dallas read 3-0 ... same as it did in Guadalajara midweek when the Rave Green crashed out of the Concacaf Champions League. The guys jump in the Green Room to diagnose the back-to-back MLS Cup finalist's issues (injuries, fitness, form and a lack of cohesion), then turn to the rest of MLS Week 3.
Did Kendall Waston deserve to be sent off against Atlanta United? Are NYCFC the best team in MLS? Can Orlando City weather the storm (and the pressure) that's quickly building? Is Toronto FC's MLS form down to a CCL hangover? Are Montreal on the upswing after a Canadian Classique win and a few big signings? Are the Loons for real (and what's wrong with the Fire)? Plus, musings from the SoccerPlex and Sporting Park.
Also in this episode ... MLSsoccer.com national writer Sam Stejskal on Seattle's DP search, USMNT roster reaction, Red Bulls supporters on CCL vs. MLS Cup and a packed mailbag.