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What happens when Atlanta United see red? We're talking two first-half red cards to the second-ever visitors to Mercedes-Benz Stadium. We're talking 9 vs. 11 when Josef Martinez is feeling it and Miguel Almiron is ready to ride. A soccer touchdown, that's what happens.

After the Revs suffered a historic 7-0 defeat, the guys argue about running up the score and whether Tata Martino should have gone even numbers just to keep his side rested. Then ATLUTD president Darren Eales (9:30) calls in to rave about an incredible season so far, give Tata credit for keeping things even keel and basically guarantee that a new single-season attendance record will be set on Saturday.

After the break, Vancouver head coach Carl Robinson (37:45) joins Andrew and David to explain how the Whitecaps fought their way into first place, what tier of attacker Yordy Reyna falls in and why Thierry Henry still wanted to be coached with the Red Bulls. Plus, all your questions, comments and banter in the Mailbag as the Hot-Take Hotline lights up for the

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INTERVIEWS: Caleb Porter (25:06) and Diego Valeri (1:03:13)

Monday means soccer talk! Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss a show. First up, Andrew, David (Jason?) and Matt dive into the weekend action, including Atlanta United's banner homecoming at Mercedes-Benz Stadium and the make-or-break homestand that figures to define their season and playoff place. It was a big win, but what on earth is wrong with FC Dallas? Plenty, it seems.

More questions answers: Can Toronto FC make regular-season history AND win MLS Cup? What's the deal with the rumored Erik Palmer-Brown move? Who's the odds-on favorite to win Landon Donovan MLS MVP? Are the Montreal Impact out if after a third straight loss? How will Jordan Morris' injury affect the Sounders?

After the break, Portland head coach Caleb Porter (25:06) joins Andrew for an unfiltered interview about the state of coaching and tactics in MLS, the players and teams he respects most, the reason Portland was the right job from him and whether the pressure on the Timbers is fair or not. Stick around for a Seattle-based #Baerantee in the mailbag, then MVP candidate Diego Valeri (1:03:13) hops on for an interview you won't want to miss.

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Is the sky falling for the US national team? Short answer ... no. Long answer ... don't look up. After a near catastrophic international break for Bruce Arena and the Americans, Andrew and Matt get together to break it all down. What's up with the stinkers against Costa Rica and Honduras? What can Arena do to right the ship? Why would anyone think missing the World Cup is the answer to the USMNT's current struggles?

With that out of the way, the guys tackle Atlanta United's home-heavy slate as Mercedes-Benz Arena prepares for its first MLS match. Can the FIve Stripes get enough points to keep their playoff and MLS Cup dreams alive? If they don't, how big a blow is that to their banner first season? Plus, which non-playoff team is best equipped for 2018?

After the break, Sporting KC head coach Peter Vermes joins Andrew for a long, all-encompassing interview, including what makes the best defense in MLS so special, the MLS academy arms race, effect of TAM on rosters and scouting, Graham Zusi's career in KC and switch to right back and current plight of the US national team. Would Vermes consider the job? You bet, if he can bear to leave Sporting.

Instead of the Hot-Take Hotline, Ike Opara and Tim Melia (Sporting KC) drop by for an off-the-cuff convo about All-Star snubs, fast cars, Vermes' health regimen and kickball games at Chivas USA. Stay tuned for lots of laughs and stories you've never heard before!

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Happy Labor Day! Enjoy the holiday with a heaping helping of ExtraTime Radio driven by Continental, as Andrew Wiebe and Matt Doyle come to your from their living rooms to yours.

The guys break down a disastrous loss to Costa Rica on Friday, look ahead to a high-stakes trip to San Pedro Sula to face Honduras on Tuesday, calculate the odds that the Americans could (gulp) actually miss the World Cup and take a hard look at Bruce Arena's roster choices and role in the loss.

The MLS slate may have been truncated, but there was a lot to talk about. Stick around for the latest around the league and listener questions and takes in the Hot-Take Hotline!

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With World Cup Qualifying around the corner, the guys shift to the US national team. Taylor Twellman (ESPN) will be on the call Friday night when the US take on Costa Rica, and he joins the guys to debate some hot topics heading into the game.

Then the guys head to New Jersey to sit down with Darlington Nagbe  in the team hotel to discuss his passion in the game, working with Christian Pulisic, why a European move has to make sense for his family, and more.

In a special segment, the guys check in with Houston Dynamo president Chris Canetti on all the work being done to help Houston recover and rebuild from Hurricane Harvey.

The mailbag begins with some FC Dallas news before shifting to listener texts: What is the future of MLS coaching hires? Is the "Research Baer" gun shy? Which team do the guys dislike most?

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The guys are off the road after going coast to coast for Heineken Rivalry Week and ready to draft in the "Research Baer" to break it all down. Are TFC on their way to breaking the MLS single season points record? With NY Blue will MLS be next? Who should worry more Chicago or FCD? Plus much more.

 

In the second segment "Secretary of Defense" himself Tim Howard joins the guy from USMNT camp. He tells stories from the past of how he got between the pipes, debuting in MLS in 1998, the future of USMNT goalkeeping, and World Cup Qualifying.

 In the mailbag half the league is either sending gift baskets or angry mail on Ben's latest "Baerentee", the guys debate the future of the US centerback spot, and much more.

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In the midst of a Heineken Rivalry Road trip, the guys sit down with FC Dallas owner Dan Hunt for an extra special edition of MLS story time. From his father Lamar's contagious love for the game to the day in 2001 when it looked like the league was dead, Hunt takes the guys behind the scenes of one of American soccer's leading families.

That's not all. There's plenty of midweek action to break down, as well as a full slate of rivalry games at the weekend. Listen for everything you missed or need to know -- and don't forget to tune in to ExtraTime Live driven by Continental on Friday at Red Bull Arena (5:30 ET) and Sunday in Montreal (3 ET) on Facebook Live.

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ExtraTime Radio is on the road, and it's time to call a spade a spade. Are you a playoff team or an also-ran? For most, that question has already been answered. With the help of Matt Pentz(ESPNFC) and the Armchair Analyst Matt Doyle, Andrew and David dig through the Eastern and Western Conferences looking for quality and the most buzzworthy news of the day.

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A new dawn, a new day in Colorado, as the Rapids part ways with club legend Pablo Mastroeni. ExtraTime Radio driven by Continental tackles big news out of Commerce City  What's The Rapids Way? Who'll take Mastroeni's place? How much will we all miss Pablo's press conferences and irrepressible human spirity?  then jump on the line with FourFourTwo's Paul Tenorio for transfer-window nuggets and an inside look at David Accam's future in MLS, the TAM effect in MLS, what awaits in the January transfer window and why there are rebuilds coming across the league.

The Red Bulls don't need to rebuild, though they may need another game-changer or two to finally win MLS Cup. That's still months away, but New York are just 90 minutes from capturing the US Open Cup after knocking off FC Cincinnati in extra time on Tuesday night in a wild semifinal match at Nippert Stadium. Homegrown defender Tyler Adams joins the guys to talk through the big win, his recent time at right back and upcoming Friday night games against Portland and New York City FC.

In the mailbag, the guys decide it might be time to show the red side of New York some R-E-S-P-E-C-T, Carlos Rivas' future in Orlando goes under the microscope, Carlos Vela's logical LAFC marketing appeal works out for club and player and it's time to prepare for a big road trip during Heineken Rivalry Week.

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Success or failure? In MLS, the general margins of both are determined by playoff qualification. With a little more than two months left in the MLS regular season, those margins are starting to be very thin. Andrew, David and Matt run through a busy MLS weekend attempting to answer the questions that will determine whether your club is one of the 12 who have a shot at MLS Cup.

Are the Sounders the class of the weakened West or are Houston's young guns the better bet? Are LA's playoff dreams dead? Can Portland avoid disaster? Is the Shield a step too far for road-weary Chicago? Could Real Salt Lake make a miraculous run? Do Dallas have enough firepower to finally capture the silverware Oscar Pareja seeks?

In the second segment, it's all US Open Cup, as the New York Red Bulls head to Cincinnati with a place in the final on the line. They do so on the back of another big win against Orlando, one that got tongues wagging as Video Review saw Kaka sent off in stoppage time. Then it's time for the Baer's Lair, where more #MLSmiddlenames are bandied about and hot takes flow like water.

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