ExtraTime Radio (general)

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT