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Friday's World Cup qualifier against Panama in Orlando (7 pm ET, ESPN2) has Matt losing sleep. Four years of work comes down to two games. Well, one really.

The US need to win or draw against Los Canaleros to avoid a playoff against Australia or Syria for a place in Russia, with all three points the only truly acceptable result. Can they do it? The guys preview the big game from top to bottom, then invite Panamanian journalist David Sakata of DiarioPro (listen at 18:49 mark) to explain how San Zusi's goal in 2013 turned into a national nightmare that's stuck with the squad to this day.

In this episode...

US-Panama preview

  • Doyle can't sleep ... The stress of World Cup qualification is too much! (3:30)
  • What would it mean if the US missed the World Cup? (5:20)
  • All the Hexagonal scenarios ahead of the final two games (9:02)
  • Reminiscing about the San Zusi game and heartbreak in Panama City (11:31)
  • INTERVIEW: Panamanian journalist David Sakata on 2013 and Friday's match (18:49)
  • Will the rest of CONCACAF help the USMNT if they need it? (31:40)
  • Why the USMNT should abandon the 4-4-2 for Pulisic's sake (33:55)
  • Clint Dempsey ... sub or starter? (40:18)
  • Constructing the best-possible backline (43:45)

MLS Weekend + Mailbag

  • Danladi or Gressel for Rookie of the Year (47:48)
  • Nesta (and Poku) to Montreal? Are the guys on board? (54:04)
  • Must-win for Red Bulls with playoffs at stake (58:31)
  • Minnesota turn things around! Whats next? (1:03:40)
  • How should Vermes navigate bizarre schedule? (1:06:19)
  • Why Feilhaber over Kljestan for USMNT must-win? (1:12:35)
  • Have FC Dallas' struggles hurt Kelyn Acosta's transfer hopes? (1:15:56)

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Nothing liked a packed Wednesday night slate of wild MLS action to get Andrew, David and Matt riled up on a Thursday. The guys get petty with inspiration from Steve Birnbaum and D.C. United, then talk 24 Under 24 and the best young players in MLS. Make sure you bookmark the interview with US youth technical director and U-20 head coach Tab Ramos (38:07) for some inside insight on the league's top young talents and the work being done by the federation to keep the pipeline full of talent.

Also in this episode...

  • Tyler Adams and Own Goal steal the show in petty Atlantic Cup (2:29)
  • Galaxy crumble on the road as Dynamo avoid gut-punch loss (5:46)
  • FC Dallas bust their slump against Rapids -- first win since July! (8:07)
  • Sounders rain on 'Caps parade ... and Andrew definitely doesn't gloat (9:55)
  • Atlanta United make the playoffs! But home slate was soft... (13:03)
  • Miguel Almiron's teammates honor him ... Too much or just right? (16:05)
  • Listeners push back on Tata Martino squad rotation critique (17:37)
  • Are New England fans right to be hacked off about Video Review? (19:47)
  • Fire trade Wooden Spoon for playoff spot as Quakes fall flat (23:31)
  • What do the guys think of 2017's 24 Under 24? (28:01)
  • Why the 24 Under 24 list is different than years past (30:45)
  • INTERVIEW: Tab Ramos, US youth technical director and U-20 head coach
  • Alessandro Nesta rumored to be Montreal's next head coach (1:06:00)
  • Crew SC are ignored now longer ... Doyle's take on Columbus (1:09:24)
  • Remembering Christos FC with a hilarious listener story (1:11:20)

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Every single result result matters this time of year, and Andrew Wiebe, David Gass and Matt Doyle jump in the studio to break down MLS Week 29 (see below) before giving Real Salt Lake head coach Mike Petke a call (25:35) following his team's streak-breaking win against the Seattle Sounders.

In this episode...

  • Real Salt Lake's climb from last place to a playoff place (2:30)
  • Did Tata Martino make a mistake by not resting stars in ATL? (5:52)
  • Diego Valeri's MVP and Golden Boot chances (12:41)
  • How will the wacky Western Conference shake out? (14:56)
  • Did D.C. United send a message by benching Bill Hamid? (21:33)
  • Gyasi Zardes ... right back? (23:23)

The guys will be back for an extra-special ExtraTime Live driven by Continental on Thursday at 2 pm ET for an MLSsoccer.com exclusive. For the first time in the history of 24 Under 24, the Top 10 will be revealed on Facebook Live. Set a reminder below to follow along as MLS's best young players are honored!

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The gang is all together in Kansas City post USOC final festivities to break it all down. Where does this SKC core stand in the all-time order after their 4th cup in 6 years? How about Peter Vermes?

In the second segment, the guys look ahead to the weekend after a wild set of midweek results, what does the future hold for the NE Revolution, and much more.

In the mailbag, the guys select a coach for their imaginary clubs, and much more.

Direct download: ETR_Sept21_1.mp3
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Halfway through September, the Eastern Conference playoff field seems set while the West gets more interesting by the day. Andrew and David get together in Brooklyn to dig deep into a formative MLS weekend as the haves separate themselves from the have-nots. You can look forward to...

  • Wild scenes (and an awesome game) in ATL
  • The Toronto FC buzzsaw chews up the Galaxy
  • We Believe! Why Real Salt Lake deserves a playoff spot
  • We're worried! Houston and Dallas are fading fast
  • 'Caps fans bring some hot takes directed at the guys

Plus, your US Open Cup preview ahead of Wednesday's final at Children's Mercy Park between Sporting KC and the New York Red Bulls and a fuego mailbag segment! Tune in to ExtraTime Live driven by Continental after the final whistle of the USOC final for an extra-special post-game show on Facebook Live.

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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!

Direct download: ETR_Sept_4_MLSs.mp3
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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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