ExtraTime Radio (general)

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.

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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.

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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?

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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!

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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).

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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/

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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