ExtraTime Radio (general)

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.

  • 3:40 USMNT reaction
  • 26:37 FC Cincinnati new crest and 2019 DP search
  • 38:19 Tata Martino why he earned COY award
  • 42:22 Marc Dos Santos hire by Vancouver Whitecaps
  • 50:15 Wiebe's imaginary 2018 Best XI’s
  • 1:00:47 Mailbag
Direct download: ETR_Nov15_1.mp3
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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"

 

Direct download: ETR_Nov12_1.mp3
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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?

Direct download: ETR_SEA-POR.mp3
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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.

Time Segment
4:31 Seattle vs. Portland
23:45 Real Salt Lake vs. Sporting KC
33:45 Columbus vs. Red Bulls
52:30 New York City FC vs. Atlanta United
1:01:57 ETR Mailbag: Zlatan to Milan?
Direct download: ETR_Nov_5_FINAL.mp3
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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.

Direct download: ETR_KnockoutRD_1.mp3
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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).

Direct download: Oct_29_Decision_Day_Seg_1.mp3
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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!

Direct download: Oct_29_KO_Round_Seg_2.mp3
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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)!

Direct download: Oct_29_Mailbag_Seg_3.mp3
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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!

  • 5:40 – Tata takes: Shield, Playoffs and MLS legacy
  • 12:57 – MLS bird dog Sam Stejskal + naked cartwheels (???)
  • 33:31 – Handicapping the (almost completed) Shield race
  • 44:40 – Who will finish atop the Western Conference?
  • 52:38 – Are the Sounders the quiet favorites out West?
  • 59:50 – Zlatan, Zlatan, Zlatan
  • 1:04:09 – Crew are trending down, but there’s still hope
  • 1:10:20 – How will seeding shape up between NYC, PHI and DC?
  • 1:17:15 – Listeners describe their dream soccer bar
  • 1:25:57 – Would Arsene Wenger be a good MLS hire?
Direct download: ETR_Oct25_1.mp3
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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.

  • 5:14 - Wins as the first tiebreaker ... good or bad thing?
  • 8:56 - Why Shelton doesn't need to score to be SKC's No. 1
  • 16:44 - Why does LAFC keep blowing leads?
  • 20:58 - RSL at the pearly gates, but Zlatan is God
  • 28:47 - What's wrong with Columbus?
  • 35:10 - What if Nacho Piatti leaves Montreal?
  • 39:02 - Who will win Supporters' Shield?
  • 46:00 - Lazarus and D.C. United
  • 51:00 - ExtraTime Radio Mailbag
  • 52:15 - If you had to rock one MLS kit...
  • 57:00 - Should Berhalter get US job if Crew SC miss the playoffs?
Direct download: ETR_Oct_22_FINAL.mp3
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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

Direct download: ETR_oct18_1.mp3
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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

1:09:00 Mailbag

Direct download: ETR_Oct.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:38pm EST

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!

Direct download: ETR_Oct_11_FINAL.mp3
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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.

  • 5:23 - Almiron injury + Supporters' Shield race
  • 19:27 - DC vs. MTL: The race for the 6th seed
  • 25:31 - DOOP DOOP DOOP DOOP DOOP
  • 31:10 - What is Sporting Fit and where does Dave stand on the scale?
  • 37:49 - Chaos in the Western Conference
  • 46:18 - Matias Almeyda is the new head coach in San Jose
  • 54:45 - Two-minute exit interviews for eliminated teams
  • 1:06:06 - Who would win a fight between ETR crew?

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Direct download: ETR_Oct_8_2018.mp3
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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

Direct download: ETR_Oct4_1.mp3
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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

1:02:01 Mailbag

1:02:18 What MLS roster needs Bobby Warshaw the most?

 

Direct download: ETR_Oct1_3.mp3
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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.

Direct download: ETR_USOC_FInal_1.mp3
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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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Direct download: ETR_Sept_24_mixdown.mp3
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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

Direct download: ETR_Sept20_1.mp3
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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

1:05:21 Mailbag

Direct download: ETR_Sept17_2.mp3
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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!

Direct download: ETR_Sept13_1.mp3
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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?

57:25 Mailbag

Direct download: Sept_10_ETR_FINAL.mp3
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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.

56:55 Mailbag

59:05 USA/Brazil trivia and name that DP!

1:07:09 ETR Award categories for post season awards

Direct download: ETR_Adam_Najem.mp3
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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!

Direct download: ETR_Sept_4_FINAL.mp3
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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

1:09:43 Mailbag

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

Direct download: ETR_Aug30_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:08pm EST

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

Direct download: ETR_Aug27_1.mp3
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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!

  • 2:55 - Double reds, shared points in NY Derby
  • 15:28 - Reading into Pauno's double F bomb
  • 20:20 - Should Dynamo fans be disappointed by 2018?
  • 30:53 - FC Dallas doesn't get a respect, but that might be a good thing
  • 34:45 - What Josef Martinez's record-breaking season says about MLS
  • 41:36 - What is James O'Connor's job in Orlando for the rest of 2018?
  • 49:40 - Who are the Montreal Impact? And are they good?
  • 1:02:30 - Who is Real Salt Lake's most important player? And why is it Sunny?
  • 1:06:46 - Atlantic Cup or NY Derby: Which is the better rivalry?
  • 1:12:20 - What's at stake in Cascadia? Winning streak x playoff position
  • 1:18:18 - ETR Mailbag ... aka the roast of Bobby and Wiebe

 

Direct download: ETR_Aug23_FINAL.mp3
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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

Time Segment
4:45 Josef ties the record, ATLUTD take down Crew SC
14:08 Handicapping the Supporters' Shield race
22:10 #SenorWayne and Lucho are gonna drag D.C. to the playoffs...
26:02 Western Conference grab bag, featuring SEA, LA, LAFC, SKC, POR
38:36 Caleb Porter's comments to Paul Tenorio + next USMNT head coach
51:01 Should Jozy Altidore swap TFC for Italy or France?
56:02 Which MLS team should get a Hard Knocks or All or Nothing documentary?
Direct download: ETR_Aug_20.mp3
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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.

Direct download: ETR_Aug16_1.mp3
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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.

Direct download: ETR_Aug_13_FINAL.mp3
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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.

Direct download: Aug9_mixdown.mp3
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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.

10:38 DCU

13:48 CHI

17:05 TFC

20:12 ORL

23:29 PHI

26:25 NER

30:00 MTL

32:35 CLB

35:47 NYCFC

38:49 NYRB

41:57 ATL

46:22 SJ

49:26 COL

52:53 HOU

55:57 MIN

58:49 SEA

1:02:00 VAN

1:05:06 RSL

1:08:48 LAG

1:11:36 LAFC

1:14:41 SKC

1:17:46 POR

1:21:20 FCD

 

1:24:50 Bobby rant

Direct download: ETR_Aug6_1.mp3
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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.

Direct download: ETR_Aug2_1.mp3
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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.

Direct download: ETR-July_30_mixdown.mp3
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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.

  • 5:00 - Alphonso Davies to Bayern
  • 29:14 - BWP hits the century mark
  • 38:02 - Seattle or Toronto FC for 2018 playoffs?
  • 40:37 - Houston red card controversy
  • 48:25 - Should Sporting KC trade for Adi? Another MLS No. 9?
  • 55:25 - Guiseppe Rossi rumors
  • 58:30 - Mailbag ... soccer kids books for Wiebe, FC Dallas youth development, building a national team around one star or solid core and Josef Martinez for MVP
Direct download: ETR_Jul26_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:39pm EST

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!

Direct download: ETR_July23_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:11pm EST

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.

Direct download: ETR_July19_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:30pm EST

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.

 
Direct download: ETR_Jul16_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:38pm EST

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!

Direct download: ETR_Jul12_NEW.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:39pm EST

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.

Direct download: ETR_July9_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:20pm EST

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?

Direct download: ETR_July_2nd.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00pm EST

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.

Direct download: ETR_June_28.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:23am EST

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.

Direct download: ETR_June_25_2018.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:36pm EST

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.

Direct download: June_21_ETR.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:06pm EST

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?

Direct download: June_18_2018.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:41pm EST

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.

Direct download: June_14_2018.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:41pm EST

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.

Direct download: June_11_ETR.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:45pm EST

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!

Time Segment
2:45 Did USSF make the right hire in Earnie Stewart?
14:15 What will change about the US ... on the field?
17:07 Who will be the next head coach of the US?
28:01 What's next for the Philadelphia Union?
34:10 US Open Cup: The good, bad and ugly (looking at you, Rapids)
38:20 What or who can save the Seattle Sounders?
59:37 Mailbag: Colorful owners, wedding tales and ETR-built squads
Direct download: ETR_June_7.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:44pm EST

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.

Time Segment
6:35 Double reds for the Union ... Right call?
12:49 Is it time to worry for Toronto FC?
20:00 Have Real Salt Lake turned the corner?
24:50 Wiebe's All-Star XI ... for now
35:01 MLS enters the fray in US Open Cup
39:01 The World Cup is here! How will MLS and CONCACAF fare
59:51 Mailbag: USMNT vs. MLS WCup players ... Who would win?
Direct download: ETR_June4_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:51pm EST

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.

Time Segment
1:14 MLS burner accounts? You bet
14:00 Bad body language in Atlanta
18:15 DOOP! Bobby basks in Union glory
39:22 What's it like to play in Cincy? Bobby knows
43:18 GBS to MLS is Wiebe's new Bradley to AC Milan
52:45 Arsene Wenger or Zinadine Zidane for USMNT?
55:10 Mailbag: Wedding or soccer? How to watch WCup?
Direct download: ETR_May312018.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:48pm EST

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...

Time Segment
11:08 FC Cincinnati technical director Luke Sassano
29:21 Cincinnati's native son and FCC original Austin Berry
36:59 What will MLS in Cincinnati look like?
47:20 USMNT young bucks give us hope
1:00:58 Earnie Stewart ... USMNT general manager?
1:15:46 Remi Garde says Impact lack talent
1:24:00 ETR Mailbag with Ben Baer

 

Direct download: ETR_May29_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:51pm EST

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?"

Time Segment
2:30 Team 26 coming soon? News trickling out of Cincy
7:00 Wayne Rooney and what army for D.C. United?
10:55 Possible trade partners w/ Nacho Piatti on the market
22:18 Could Geoff Cameron come to MLS? Sam Stejskal dishes
24:18 Albert Rusnak isn't happy, but why?
27:01 Patrick Vieira pumps the breaks on France move
34:26 Enner Valencia + cash = Sebastian Giovinco
36:23 ExtraTime Radio Mailbag + USOC 4th Round
Direct download: May_24_ETR.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:19pm EST

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.

Direct download: ETR_May21_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:31pm EST

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.

  • 5:08 – Upsets galore in USOC action
  • 11:16 – World Cup absences: Who will be hit the hardest in MLS?
  • 16:17 – Bobby on how he'd beat Atlanta
  • 19:40 – Enner Valencia and Keisuke Honda to MLS?
  • 23:29 – Who would be missed more? Patrick Vieira or Jesse Marsch?
  • 31:46 – Jair Marrufo and Mark Geiger on VAR and preparing for the World Cup
  • 49:07 – ExtraTime Radio Mailbag
  • 58:07 Calen on winning USOC with the Chicago Fire
  • 1:04:34 – Parity in MLS, good or bad?
Direct download: ETR_May17_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:28pm EST

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

11:37 ORL-ATL

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

Direct download: ETR_May14_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:01pm EST

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...

  • Breaking down midweek action, including controversy in ATL
  • Looking ahead to a Sunday of rivalry matches
  • Nando Vila talks "We Came to Win" podcast
  • MLS Players Union salary dump
  • ETR Mailbag
Direct download: ETR_May10_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:25pm EST

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.

 

  • 3:51 – Red Wedding, Part 2 in NY Derby
  • 14:32 – Peter Vermes’ extension and SKC’s future
  • 28:36 – Are Orlando City any good?
  • 34:10 – San Jose’s season gets worse
  • 36:20 – Zlatan doesn’t hold back
  • 43:21 – GAM, TAM and Sam Stejskal
  • 44:13 – Surprise from the MLS Week 10
  • 47:50 – Is stratification happening in MLS?
  • 55:20 – World Cup effect is coming
  • 57:52 – ExtraTime Mailbag
  • 1:05:38 – $100 million transfers in MLS?
Direct download: ETR_May7_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:47pm EST

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.

  • 4:24 Lee Nguyen trade
  • 17:11 Tenorio details on Nguyen trade
  • 25:13 DCU Summer splash
  • 28:45 Seattle spending?
  • 36:51 NY Derby
  • 45:16 LAFC-DAL
  • 48:03 Weekend predictions and MLS enigmas
  • 1:00:50 Mailbag
Direct download: ETRMay3_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:05pm EST

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?

Direct download: ETR_April_30_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:49pm EST

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.

  • How did the dream die for TFC? – 6:10
  • What to take from this year’s CCL – 18:46
  • Transfer window rumblings w/ Paul Tenorio – 34:15
  • From #BarcoWatch to Barco on the field – 41:18
  • Do Red Bulls need a changeup? – 44:23
  • LAFC prepare to open BoC Stadium – 49:49
  • Listeners vent in the ETR Mailbag – 1:02:21
Direct download: ETR_Apr26_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:05pm EST

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.

Direct download: ETR_Apr23_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:45pm EST

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.

Direct download: ETR_Apr19_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:17pm EST

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

Direct download: April_16_ETR.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:47pm EST

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.

Time Segment
1:15 Bobby Warshaw ... men's league manager
6:04 Free space goes to the Red Bulls in CCL Fever
15:50 Toronto FC are on the final as favorites
33:07 Better Call Paul Tenorio: Balotelli + D.C. ownership
46:27 MLS Week 7 preview
54:26 ETR Mailbag w/ more bingo squares
Direct download: ETR_Apr12_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:54pm EST

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.

Direct download: ETR_Apr9_3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:49pm EST

#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.

  • 1:26 - Toronto FC, Club America and the BMO Field tunnel
  • 15:03 - It was ugly but Red Bulls are far from finished
  • 25:07 - Paul Tenorio on Iker Casillas, Hatem Ben Arfa and Orlando
  • 40:30 - MLS Week 6: LAFC-ATL, LAG-SKC (aka Zlatan) ... Who is ready to prove how good they are?
  • 52:23 - ETR Mailbag on Bruce Arena book, Copa America 2019, #CCLFever
  • 1:03:12 - What's D.C. United's future?
Direct download: ETR_Apr5_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:20pm EST

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.

  • 3:30 - Zlatan and El Trafico dominate MLS Week 5
  • 15:05 - INTERVIEW: Galaxy captain Ashley Cole
  • 27:18 - R-E-S-P-E-C-T in Minnesota
  • 33:55 - NYCFC early Supporters' Shield favorites
  • 39:01 - The good and bad of Alberth Elis
  • 45:40 - CCL semifinal previews
  • 57:46 - GAM, TAM and Sam Stejskal around the league
  • 1:04:59 - Mailbag with Arielle Castillo
Direct download: ETR_Apr2_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:53pm EST

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.

Direct download: March_29_ETR_REAL_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:42pm EST

"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.

Direct download: March_26_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:24pm EST

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.

Direct download: March_22_FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:20pm EST

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.

Direct download: ETR_March19_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:16pm EST

Historic. There's no other way to describe MLS's week in the Concacaf Champions League. #CCLFever peaked on Tuesday with Toronto FC and the New York Red Bulls victories over Liga MX, then broke Wednesday as Chivas casually disposed of a beat-up Sounders side. What does it all mean? Has MLS turned the corner against their southern neighbors? What now in the semis, given the free space (disappointment) is still open? ESPN's Herculez Gomez joins the guys to share his infinite Concacaf wisdom.

Also in this episode ... MLSsoccer.com national writer Paul Tenorio on Darwin Quintero and Minnesota United and the TAM effect in MLS, a weekend preview featuring the clubs you said we never talk about and a rip-roaring mailbag featuring Dr. Seuss-inspired MLS rhymes!

Direct download: ETR_CCL_March15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:14pm EST

MLS Week 2 is in the books, and the guys dig into all the big storylines. Matt says the biggest is rampant LAFC, whose dominating performance in Utah prompted Mike Petke to take the blame for Real Salt Lake's collective failure. David goes with the young Red Bulls, who made nine changes to the team that knocked off Club Tijuana on the road and didn't miss a beat working over the Timbers. Andrew goes with Five Stripe Nation, 72,035 of which showed to watch Atlanta United get back on track.

 

Also in this episode ... the rest of the headlines from the weekend, MLSsoccer.com national writer Sam Stejskal rounds up the news from around the league, handicapping the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal second legs and a laugh-filled mailbag highlighted by ExtraTime Bingo!

Direct download: ETR_Mar12_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:39pm EST

There's nothing that gets the ExtraTime Radio guys as riled up as the CONCACAF Champions League. So when MLS teams went three for three against Liga MX in quarterfinal first legs, you knew Thursday's episode was going to be epic. Still, the big question after Toronto FC, Seattle and the Red Bulls made history remains unanswered: Is a marker of things to come or simply a flash in the pan before the usual second-leg disappointment?

 

MLS is back for Week 2 as well and MLSsoccer.com national writer Paul Tenorio jumps on to talk trade rumors in New England, moving and shaking (for a No. 6) in ATL, the Chicago Fire's 2018 season and what he expects from the remainder of the transfer window. Then the guys preview all the games and dig into the mailbag! Don't forget to subscribe below to have the podcast delivered to you every single week.

Time Segment

4:00 Toronto FC knock off Tigres

16:00 Sounders, Dempsey take down Chivas

23:53 Red Bulls nab win, away goals in Tijuana

35:33 Paul Tenorio (MLSsoccer.com national writer)

53:20 MLS Week 2 preview

1:09:05 ETR Mailbag

Direct download: ETR_Mar8_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:58pm EST

After months of slogging through rumors, MLS is back. With Week 1 in the books, the guys try to decide what's real and what's fool's gold. Are Columbus Crew SC really that good? Should Atlanta United panic? Can the Revs really make the playoffs when their central defense sees double red? Is Justin Meram poised for a Best XI-caliber season? Stay tuned for a #PlayYourKids conversation with Sam "Sam on TAM" Stejskal before finishing up by predicting which MLS teams have the best chance to advance in the CONCACAF Champions League.

Direct download: ETR_Mar5_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:43pm EST

Just two days left until MLS is back! Andrew, David, Bobby and Matt break the Western Conference down from LA to Portland and everywhere in between (especially San Jose!). Can the Galaxy get back to where their fans expect? How does FC Dallas rebound? Is this a make or break season for Sporting KC? And what does Cascadia look like in 2018? MLS Cup predictions, too!

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Submit a question, topic or hot take! You could be a part of Tuesday's ExtraTime Live (4 pm ET, Facebook Live and Youtube).

 

 

7:53 - LAFC

12:25 - LA Galaxy

17:23 - Colorado Rapids

21:59 - Minnesota United

26:36 - Real Salt Lake

31:19 - FC Dallas

37:40 - San Jose Earthquakes

43:23 - Sporting KC

48:06 - Houston Dynamo

52:52 - Vancouver Whitecaps

57:27 - Seattle Sounders

1:02:23 - Portland Timbers

Direct download: ETR_MAr1_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:25pm EST

Start the clock the 2018 MLS season is here so the gang is going to give you the full breakdown. All 23 teams 4 minutes each what to watch for, 2018 expectations, who are the stars going to be and so much more. In the mailbag the Research Baer joins the group for all hands on deck predictions for every individual award and many that we just made up.

Direct download: ETR_Feb26_Preview_1_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:29pm EST

Andrew returns with David and Doyle as does an ETR legend to help host the show. The gang breaks down CCL action so far and the Unions hunt for a number ten. In the second and third segments Shawn Francis stops in to talk about his Black History Month feature on Cobi Jones, race in soccer, and much more.

Direct download: ETR_Feb22_1.mp3
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The entire ExtraTime Radio crew has come down with a fever ... #CCLFever. With CONCACAF Champions League back for 2018, David, Bobby and Matt take a close look at all five MLS participants as MLS attempts to scale Mount Liga MX. The guys break down each team's offseason moves, expectations for 2018 and, most importantly, their chances of winning the tournament. In the mailbag, Ben Baer steps in to tell the guys about the 2018 changes for MLS Fantasy and talk Orlando City’s exciting offseason.

SHOW SHORTCUTS...

  • 5:00 - Toronto FC leads CCL charge after treble triumph
  • 10:45 - Can the Rapids surprise everyone?
  • 16:32 - What's it like to play in CONCACAF? Warshaw on his CCL days
  • 17:47 - FC Dallas look to get over the hump after 2017 CCL disappointment
  • 30:14 - Will Red Bulls high press translate to CONCACAF after offseason of change?
  • 44:00 - Sounders have been here before ... but can this team do it in in El Salvador (then Mexico)?
  • 49:00 - Which MLS side has the best shot at lifting the trophy? 
  • 50:20 - Ben Baer gets you ready for the 2018 MLS Fantasy season
  • 1:00:03 - Which clubs have the most to lose in 2018? 
Direct download: ETR_Feb20_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:04pm EST

The guys are back in the green room, digging into the Yamil Asad trade (left back, Bobby?), a new Young DP in Dallas and all the latest news around MLS.

In the second segment (25:49), our interview with Mike Petke from Orlando, in which the Real Salt Lake boss describes his offseason trip to Africa, 2018 outlook and managerial style.

Finally, Bobby Boswell joins Andrew (48:07) to celebrate one of the most underrated careers in MLS history. Banter? Yeah, Bobby's got it.

Direct download: Feb_15_ETR_MLSs.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:56pm EST

In this episode ... Exclusive interview with the red side of New York's Jesse Marsch + Story Time with MLS original (and MLS Cup champ) Robin Fraser.

 

Direct download: ETR_Feb12_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:40pm EST

ExtraTime Radio brings you exclusive interviews with Toronto FC's Greg Vanney and the Colorado Rapids' Anthony Hudson, who'll face off in just 12 days in the only MLS vs. MLS matchup in the CONCACAF Champions League Round of 16!

Vanney is up first, explaining how the Reds build a juggernaut, what the treble means to the club and the league, how they plan on getting over the Liga MX hump in CCL plus the fallout from Trinidad & Tobago and how Jozy Altidore and Michael Bradley required different management techniques.

Next, Hudson introduces himself to MLS fans. How did his famous father's influence (and shadow) shape his childhood and playing career? Once he hung up his boots, who did he lean on to learn a new craft? How did he end up in Marcelo Bielsa's barn talking soccer for hours? How does he plan on making the Rapids a playoff contender?

Have something to say? Text us at 401-206-0MLS or email the show (extratime@mlssoccer.com)!

Direct download: ETR_Feb_8.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:15pm EST

Welcome to MLS, Gio Savarese! The new Timbers' head coach joins Andrew and David to explain why the timing was finally right to come to leave the Cosmos and what Portland fans should look forward to in 2018.

Also in this episode, Bobby Warshaw's players-only guide to preseason, all the latest MLS transfer news, #CCLFever Bingo and more!

Direct download: ETR_Feb_5_2018.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:47pm EST

The news never ends in MLS so the guys look to tackle all latest on Jack Harrison's transfer, additions in TFC, potentially DPs for the Red Bulls & Sporting KC, plus more movement in Orlando. The guys sat down with Jason Kreis while they were in Orlando for a relaxed wide ranging conversation. 

Direct download: ETR_Feb_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:12pm EST

There's no shortage of big-time news in Major League Soccer, and the guys cover it all! First up, David Beckham's MLS to Miami dreams are finally realized, and South Florida native Arielle Castillo joins the guys to explain what it all means in the short and long term. Plus, Justin Meram is on the move after Columbus Crew SC completed their second blockbuster trade of the offseason, sending the Iraq international to Orlando.

In other news, the US national team put Andrew to sleep on Sunday night, Zlatan-to-Galaxy rumors are back and stronger than ever, Sporting KC signed a winger (but not the striker they need), a World Cup finalist is close to signing with Toronto, the Rapids signed another center back and the mailbag is full of Loons fans who can't believe Christian Ramirez didn't even make the US squad against Bosnia.

Remember, you can call or text the show at 401-206-0MLS or email at extratime [at] mlssoccer.com with your questions, comments or hot takes. Subscribe to ExtraTime Radio to have the podcast delivered straight to your phone twice a week!

Direct download: ETR_Jan29_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:17pm EST

Before he was the Sounders' general manager and president of soccer, before he was the man who helped build Real Salt Lake into a champion, before he was an MLS goalkeeper, Garth Lagerwey was a young man trying to figure out what to do with his life. He found himself in the parking lot of a German club asking for a chance to train, and the rest is history. Tune in for MLS story time with one of the league's biggest personalities and most influential executives on this edition of ExtraTime Radio.

There's plenty more in this show, as well, including Ballou Tabla's big move to Barcelona, the sticky situation Lee Nguyen and the Revolution find themselves in after the former didn't report to camp, Cubo's big move (just days after he pledged his future to Houston) and a rumor rapid fire to keep you up to date on all the possible comings and goings around MLS. Plus, as always, a mailbag with plenty of meaty topics from listeners!

Remember, you can call or text the show at 401-206-0MLS or email at extratime [at] mlssoccer.com with your questions, comments or hot takes. Subscribe to ExtraTime Radio to have the podcast delivered straight to your phone twice a week!

Direct download: ETR_Jan25_Garth.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:36pm EST

MLS went crazy under the bright lights at the SuperDraft. The guys break down the trades, transfers and draft picks that got everyone talking as preseason camps open around North America!

Direct download: ETR_Jan22_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:19pm EST

The guys roll through their Top 5 ahead of Friday's MLS SuperDraft (streamed live at 11 am ET on MLSsoccer.com), but the main event is an 50-plus minute expansive interview with Bob Bradley on a range of soccer topics, including the state of MLS, issues with the national team, his soccer philosophy, Vela/Rossi at LAFC, and so much more.

Direct download: ETR_Jan17_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:30am EST

The guys sit down in Orlando to talk MLS Combine and offseason moves. Then they sitdown with "The Architect" Tim Bezbatchenko to talk about running a successful organization, helping build the league, the future of the league, and much more.

Direct download: ETR_Jan15_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:22pm EST

The floodgates have opened. MLS news is coming thick and fast as GMs, coaches and scouts work to build opening day rosters that will get them into the playoffs. The guys start with the LA Galaxy, who traded for Perry Kitchen and are quietly having a sneaky solid offseason. Plus, what's Ola Kamara worth on the MLS trade market? How about Lee Nguyen, who says he wants out of New England?

Play your kids! That's a refrain you hear often on ETR. Andrew, Matt and Ben dig into all the South American prospects who've joined the league this winter -- no, not Barco, yet -- and wonder what it all means for Homegrowns and other young domestic players.

Finally, more drama for the Canadian national team as Octavio Zambrano lasts just 10 months as the head coach of the men's national team. His replacement? Well, let's just say you'll want Daniel Squizzato's explanation for why John Herdman, previously the women's coach, is switching roles.

Direct download: Jan_11_2018_ETR_MLSsoccer1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30pm EST

Dave Sarachan named 30 players (most of them under the age of 24 and 28 of 30 from MLS) to the US national team's January camp. The guys give their takes and look ahead to 2022 before getting to the big news of the day. That, of course, would be Jonathan Gonzalez's decision to file a one-time switch to play for Mexico.


After the break, #BarcoWatch continues, David Ousted finds a new home and The Research Baer is fired up.

Direct download: ETR_Jan8_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:45pm EST

Why did the Red Bulls trade Sacha Kljestan? The guys, including Bobby Warshaw (!!!), give their takes, then New York sporting director Denis Hamlett calls in to give his side of the deal.

Also in this episode, MLS schedule release and Benny Feilhaber trade reaction, plus which MLS bosses would the guys want to be their soccer coach and life coach?

Direct download: ETRJan4.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:06pm EST

The calendar isn't the only thing changing as Matt Doyle breaks big news to start the first ExtraTime Radio of 2018. Once that's out of the way, the guys make resolutions for all 23 MLS teams (welcome, LAFC), plus the USMNT and CanMNT.

Can Toronto make history in CCL? Which teams should play their kids? Who needs to make a splash (or a sale) in the transfer market? What big news did you miss while you spend two weeks in your sweatpants? In the mailbag, a bold Baerantee and listener wishes for the New Year.

Remember, you can call or text the show at 401-206-0MLS or email at extratime [at] mlssoccer.com with your questions, comments or hot takes. Subscribe to ExtraTime Radio to have the podcast delivered straight to your phone twice a week!

Direct download: ETR_Jan2_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:04pm EST

Need some soccer talk to get you through 2017? Andrew sits down with AT&T Rookie of the Year Julian Gressel to talk Atlanta United and his unconventional path from Germany to Providence to the pros. Sporting KC backstop Tim Melia also stops by to explain why it took until now for him to become a game-changing 'keeper and what his future might hold (hint, GM).

Direct download: ETR_Gressel_Melia.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:54am EST

While the holidays are on David sitdowns with MLS legend Dero to talk about his career path, finding the next Dero, and winning championships. David also talks MLS with Jack Harrison and Kelyn Rowe. Link here to Jessie Rees Foundation http://negu.org/kelyn-rowe/

Direct download: ETR_Dec25_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:41pm EST

Forget TAM and GAM! The guys sit down with the newest member of the ETR family -- that'd be Cam Wiebe -- to break down expansion news, talk transfers, and chat with USMNT starlet Kellyn Acosta about his WhatsApp buddies Christian Pulisic & Weston McKinnie, his future plans and FC Dallas heading into 2018.

Direct download: ETR_Dec21_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:51pm EST

The guys break down the hire of Gio Saverese with Dave Martinez, and talk to LAFC GM John Thorrington about Diego Rossi, Ciman/Zimmerman, Bob's plan, and more.

Direct download: ETR_Dec18_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:49pm EST

Either the internet has eroded our attention spans past the point of recognition, or there was just that much massive news in Major League Soccer this week. Maybe both. Not even a week ago, Toronto FC were winning MLS Cup and claiming best-ever status. Now? It's all Darlington Nagbe to ATLUTD, LAFC's ever-growing roster and silly season in full swing.

 

Nagbe to the South could be the biggest MLS trade yet, and the guys dive in to provide analysis from top to bottom to give you the lowdown on the Five Stripe's big gamble and Portland's big payday. Then ATLUTD president Darren Eales calls in to talk Nagbe, those Ezequiel Barco rumors and Arthur Blank's desire to push the on-field envelope.

 

Silly season got, well, even sillier in a matter of days. LAFC sign Uruguayan starlet Diego Rossi to a DP deal, those Sacha Kljestan rumors won't go away and the newest club in MLS grabbed five new players (and traded two) in the Expansion Draft. And that's just the beginning. Praise be to Panterita! The Dynamo locked up Alberth Elis. Plus, NYCFC and Sporting KC are making moves and making trades, the LA Galaxy have a new centerback and there are so many rumors that you won't be able to keep up.

 

In the mailbag, a new Hot-Take Hotline theme straight from the 70s, the guys realize their reading comprehension is lacking and wonder which players might have Twitter burner accounts a la Kevin Durant. Remember, you can call or text the show at 401-206-0MLS!

Direct download: ETR_Today.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:04pm EST

Toronto FC are your 2017 MLS Cup Champions! The guys crown the Reds as the best team in MLS history – feel free to disagree via the Hot-Take Hotline – while trying to understand why Seattle took so long to adjust to Greg Vanney’s tactical switch. The result also proves the ETR curse lives on after five hosts picked the Sounders to repeat. Plus, don’t miss an opportunity to bask in the glory that is Jozy Altidore’s speech from the championship parade.

Of course, there’s no rest for the weary as the MLS offseason gets off to a flying start with a half-day trade window that can only be described as “lit,” TAM Injection tours all 23 league markets, the free agent list comes out and the Expansion Draft gets set for Tuesday. What do Kei Kamara and Walker Zimmerman bring to their new teams? Are there handshake deals going down between ATLUTD and the new boys? Which free agents are getting wined and dined? 

In the mailbag, Doyle and Ben give a bandwagon fan the business, then turn the heat up on themselves. Remember, you can call or text the show at 401-206-0MLS!

Direct download: ETR_MLSsoccer_Dec_11.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:28pm EST

The 2017 MLS season comes down to this. Seattle Sounders vs. Toronto FC, an MLS Cup rematch from one year ago.

Will the Sounders repeat? Will Toronto FC claim the best MLS season of all-time? David and Sam Stejskal get things started from the Six, as the locals say, and Andrew and Matt finish things off from the Green Room back in New York.

Comments or questions before, during or after the big game? Hit up the Hot-Take Hotline! Call or text at 401-206-0MLS.

Direct download: 2017_ETR_MLS_Cup_preview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:13pm EST