ExtraTime Radio (general)

Rivalry week has officially arrived, and Impact stalwart Patrice Bernier stops by to tell the guys all about the cultural and sporting rivalry between Montreal-Toronto. From language, to style and everything in between, what makes these two cities tick? First, though, Simon Borg is back, and it is time for him to revel in Poku glory. Meanwhile, Andrew and David try to figure out where Andrea Pirlo would fit in with New York City FC as they review a wild weekend.

In the second segment, the guys break down “The Notebook.” But instead of Ryan Gosling, it is all about Clint Dempsey and his controversial three-game suspension. Taylor Twellman comes on to answer all your questions: Was it a fair? Should Dempsey be called up to the national team? Are MLS referees treated worst than their worldwide counterparts?

In the mailbag, Simon feeds David’s sociology + soccer nerdom with a tale from Colombia, and the guys look for more North American soccer tales.

Direct download: ETR_Jun22.mp3
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Have you caught your breath after back-to-back Lamar Hunt US Open Cup nights? No? Neither have Dave and Andrew, who welcome Nick Rosano to discuss all the upsets and PK shootouts as well as Clint Dempsey’s outburst against the Timbers. Orlando City SC head coach Adrian Heath also joins the guys to discuss his side’s wild win and the tragedy in Charleston that hit home immediately after the match.

In the second segment, the guys turn their attention to the weekend slate in MLS then talk Women’s World Cup. Chelsea Ladies boss Emma Hayes joins to explain why the US have the easiest path to the semifinals, Germany remain the favorite and China and Cameroon may be tougher than USWNT fans think.

In the mailbag, find out how you can win an MLS Live subscription, a listen explains how ETR piqued his interest in the US Open Cup and AT&T Goal of the Week eligibility is broken down.

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Simon may be off exploring South America, but the show must go on. First, all the weekend action from MLS goes under the microscope, then LA Galaxy goalscorer Sebastian Lletget joins the guys to set the record straight on his last name, explain why opportunities were hard to come by at West Ham and bask in the glory that comes with being a Golden State Warriors fan. Plus, what did the Galaxy do during that two-hour rain delay?

In the second segment, the US Open Cup fourth round arrives on Tuesday and Wednesday with a bevy of regional matchups that have the guys, including special guest Nick Rosano, drooling. How can you follow the action and watch live? Jeff Crandall is here to tell you, as well as why the Seattle Sounders and Portland Timbers are meeting so early in the competition. Also on the docket, the US U-20's World Cup exit on penalties, Abby Wambach's explanation for her Women's World Cup misses and Canada updates for both the men and women.

In the mailbag, a reader compares FIFA's current issues to House of Cards. Who would be Doug Stamper? Plus, Panini stickers make a comeback!

Direct download: ETR_Jun15.mp3
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Introducing ExtraTime Radio Extras, for all those interviews that just can't make the show. To get things started, Andrew and David chat with Minnesota United FC head coach Manny Lagos about the reportedly seven-figure transfer of USMNT midfielder Miguel Ibarra to Club Leon in Liga MX. Get the lowdown here!

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It’s a busy day at the ETR studios, and not just because it’s David’s birthday. First up, the guys discuss the US national team’s historic victory against Germany, as friend of the show Bobby Wood scores the game winner (again!!). The US U-20s are also high on life after Zack Steffen saved a late penalty kick to send them to the quarterfinals of the U-20 World Cup. Goalscorer Rubio Rubin wakes up early to chat about the experience.

In the second segment, Simon says you have no excuse not to watch all five MLS matches this weekend. They’re all so even, it’s hard to choose just one. Just remember Friday’s all clear. Then Chelsea Ladies head coach Emma Hayes also joins the guys to talk Women’s World Cup, USWNT, Abby Wambach, Pia Sundhage and the dark horses of the tournament.

In the mailbag, Simon gets taken to task for his Jordan Morris stance and a fan shares details from his graduation trip to three MLS venues, which makes David jealous.

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The crew is on alert as bears invade ETR. Andrew, Simon, and David break down the MLS weekend dominated by road teams and stats expert Ben "The Research" Baer brings some enlightening facts to the conversation. But the real star of the first segment is the "Dancing Bear," Houston's Will Bruin, who reveals the reasons behind his red-hot goalscoring run, the plan for his recent marriage proposal and his thoughts on a potential USMNT future and the impending arrival of Cubo Torres.

We go international in Segment 2, beginning with the USMNT's historic victory in Amsterdam. Then MLSsoccer.com's Canadian soccer expert Daniel Squizzato delves into the storylines from the Women's World Cup opener, Canada's WWC chances and the upcoming men's national team's qualifying campaign which begins on Thursday against Dominica.

In the mailbag, ETR listeners confront Simon on both Jordan Morris and DC United, and Andrew makes a plea for potential adversaries. All critics welcome.

Direct download: ETR_June8.mp3
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Simon is back with the gang for a loaded new episode. First, the guys try to find some logic in the often illogical world of MLS while breaking down a packed midweek slate. Then Philly head coach Jim Curtin joins the show to explain how the Union rode out their bad run, discuss the philosophy changes that led to the turnaround, and the future of their ever-changing goalkeeping situation. Plus, Curtin assigns Andrew and Simon a little homework.

It's almost time for kickoff in Edmonton and World Cup fever has finally hit the ETR studio. Caitlin Murray of The Guardian and Soccer by Ives joins the crew to preview the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada. She breaks down the favorites, dark horses, stars to watch, and all your Canada/USA inside scoop. Plus the guys look forward to the US U-20 and USMNT's upcoming matches, and Simon attempts to derail David’s Gedion Zelalem hype train.

In the mailbag, the D.C. United fans sink their claws (Talons) into Simon for consistently picking against them. Beware: the only thing worse than Simon picking against you may be if he picks your team to win.

Direct download: ETR_June4.mp3
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A star-studded show, and for once it is actually true. In the first segment, newly-minted ETR regular Matt Doyle joins Andrew and David to chat about the weekend action in MLS and USMNT roster. They discuss Giovinco settling in, the best managers in the league at developing young talent and the biggest snubs on the USMNT roster.

In the second segment, Dom Dwyer – and Sydney Leroux, sort of – drop by to talk MLS and the Women's World Cup. Dom gets quizzed on his knowledge of his wife newlyweds-game style with Sydney right there to hold him accountable. He also talks with the guys about his ability to play alongside Kristzian Nemeth, MLS's stronger conference and facing off against Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard.

In the final segment, Andrew and David break down some USA U-20 action, talk about their must-watch player power rankings, and Jason Kreis’ slow start with NYCFC.

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A busy week in North American soccer keeps the guys plenty busy, but first they fill you in on the breaking news that has every soccer fan around the world focused on the FIFA Congress in Zurich. Once that’s out of the way, they hit the results from the US Open Cup Third Round and look forward to a few of the most exciting Fourth Round matchups. Plus, a look back on three 1-0 home wins in MLS midweek action.

After the break, Armchair Analyst Matt Doyle stops by to talk the MLS season so far: who has surprised him most, who is the best American in the league right now and which coaches stand out. Plus, US U-20 World Cup hopes and predictions with a breakdown of who to watch for and what to expect.

Unfortunately, the mailbag waits for another day as the guys book a second straight surprise guest at the final hour. This time US U-20 and Real Salt Lake midfielder Jordan Allen who calls in from around the world. New Zealand, to be exact. He sums up the team’s expectations – knockout stages or bust – and whether Landon Donovan still has it after the MLS and USMNT legend dropped by camp.

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It’s a special Tuesday show, and that means you’re in for a treat. Chris Wondolowski joins the guys in the first segment, fresh off joining the MLS Century Club. But what would he have done had he hung up his boots like one college coach suggested? When did he figure it out in MLS and why? And which message from his fellow 100-goal scorers made his heart swell with pride?

In the second segment, the guys talk MLS before chatting with a special guest from south of the border. That’d be Jonathan Bornstein, who scored the biggest goal in Queretaro’s history to book a spot in the LigaMX final. Hear the story straight from Jonny B, as he discusses impending fatherhood, dedicating the goal to his own dad and Ronaldinho’s special tribute.

Finally, in the mailbag, David’s employment status is clarified. Should he stay or should he go? Plus, which ETR mailbag regular bumped into Simon at Red Bull Arena?

Direct download: ETR_May26.mp3
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