ExtraTime, the Official Podcast of Major League Soccer (MLS)

In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, David Gass, Bobby Warshaw and Matt Doyle preview the Western Conference playoff bracket with Sporting KC midfielder Benny Feilhaber. But first, that USMNT loss in Toronto. First things first, the guys give Canada the proper and requisite credit for a massive victory, not just for the Nations League but also Hexagonal qualification. Then time to fire up the panic meter to see where the USMNT stand and where they’re headed.

Also in this episode … Benny Feilhaber talks Western Conference and BS the Podcast’s rapid rise, plus full previews for Seattle Sounders vs. FC Dallas, Real Salt Lake vs. Portland Timbers and Minnesota vs. LA Galaxy.

3:20 – OH CANADA! Huge win for John Herdman’s young squad

12:14 – Where is your USMNT panic meter?

24:45 – Does Gregg Berhalter have enough time to turn things around? Should he get it?

31:49 – PREVIEW: Seattle Sounders vs. FC Dallas

39:07 – PREVIEW: Real Salt Lake vs. Portland Timbers

45:10 – Ike Opara wins MLS Defender of the Year

46:51 – PREVIEW: Minnesota United vs. LA Galaxy

52:20 – INTERVIEW: Benny Feilhaber talks BS the Pod, LAFC and the Western playoffs

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David and Doyle have returned to Bobby’s side just in time for all the preview action. They start internationally with the keys and questions for USMNT and CANMNT going into arguably their biggest ever matchup. USWNT legend Kelley O’Hara joins the show to preview the NWSL semifinals. And last but not least the guys breakdown the Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs starting with all three eastern conference first round matchups and what each of the six clubs need to do to advance.

 

4:45 USA v Canada preview

26:14 NWSL playoff preview with Kelley O'Hara

35:05 Atlanta United vs New England Revolution

42:58 Toronto FC vs DC United

47:23 Philadelphia Union vs New York Red Bulls

52:48 Debate who is the 2019 AT&T Rookie of the Year

56:14 Who is 2019 MLS Newcomer of the Year?

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As Andrew Wiebe heads to marital bliss, Bobby Warshaw and Susannah Collins take the reins for this version of Extratime driven by Continental. Former U.S. National Team midfielder and Colorado Rapids player and coach Pablo Mastroeni joins the studio crew to detail how he would prepare for a playoff game, who are his picks for success in the Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs and let us all know what he has been up to!

 

U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Gregg Berhalter talks with Bobby Warshaw about why he settles on his version of style of play, how to know when a young player is ready to make the jump to the National Team, and previews the CONCACAF Nations League matchups with Cuba and Canada.

 

And the Total Soccer Show guys talked with Bobby and Susannah to preview how they would approach Cuba, what they are looking forward to seeing from USMNT, and what would be considered success in this round of games.

 

1:45 - MLS News and Notes

5:20 - Total Soccer Show segment

6:47 - What should the USMNT approach be to the Cuba game

11:42 - Where should Christian Pulisic play

22:42 - What formation should the USMNT play

28:16 - Gregg Berhalter interview

39:43 - Pablo Mastroeni joins the show

44:18 - Pablo Mastroeni on what made the 2010 MLS Cup winning Colorado Rapids Special

54:50 - Pablo Mastroeni on the current state of the USMNT

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Decision Day presented by AT&T has come and gone and now the Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoff bracket is set! David, Doyle, Bobby and Charlie get together to talk about all the action around the league. But most importantly playoff preview time has started. Can the Timbers win on the road at RSL with Valeri a question mark? Do the young guns in Dallas have enough to threaten Seattle? Can Minnesota win their first MLS playoff game at home over the Galaxy’s stars?

 

In the East it was a limp to the finish line for a number of teams but we have some delicious postseason matchups. Toronto FC will host their first playoff game since 2017 MLS Cup against Wayne Rooney and D.C. United, Philadelphia look for their first playoff victory over rivals New York Red Bulls and a Decision Day rematch between Atlanta United and the New England Revolution.

 

The guys break all this down, plus postmortem San Jose’s 2019 season, Orlando City parting ways with James O’Connor and so much more.

 

4:59 Ode to legend to DMB

9:20 Carlos Vela the new MLS goal king

26:20 preview Real Salt Lake vs Portland Timbers playoff game

33:17 Seattle Sounders vs FC Dallas playoff game

37:57 break down Minnesota United and LA Galaxy

42:06 preview DC United vs Toronto FC playoff game

46:32 preview Philadelphia Union vs New York Red Bulls playoff game

50:18 preview Atlanta United vs New England Revolution

54:28 Orlando City parts way with James O’Connor

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In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, David Gass, Bobby Warshaw and Susannah Collins go all-in on Decision Day presented by AT&T. What are the big decisions? Who will get the final two playoff spots in the West? Is a miracle in the offing for the Colorado Rapids? Will Diego Valeri get a Rose City send off? Will LAFC make history? Best every season AND single-season goal record for Carlos Vela? Bob Bradley is going to go for it.

Also in this episode … USMNT roster questions, including Sergino Dest’s international future, the All Chaos XI featuring Nouhou, Zlatan and many others and an Opta quiz to see how well you know MLS and the 2019 season.

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0:53 – Happy birthday, Zlatan! What’s that party gonna be like?

6:16 – Who will take the final two playoff spots in the West?

18:45 – Should LAFC care about breaking the all-time points record?

24:46 – Do all the PKs cheapen Carlos Vela’s record year? 

30:16 – Who needs home games most among “good not great” teams out West?

33:56 – Taking a closer look at Eastern Conference seeding

38:28 – Opta Quiz! How well do you know MLS and this season?

45:25 – USMNT roster reaction: No Dest, Trapp/Zardes, Pulisic, young snubs

59:30 – MAILBAG: The All-Chaos/Nouhou XI that’ll make you laugh and cry

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In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, Matt Doyle and Bobby Warshaw sit down to dig into second to last week of the regular season. The real fun, though, comes when the guys jump in the ETR Time Machine to see whether their preseason Baerantees and predictions came good … or flopped spectacularly.

Also in this episode … Why LAFC aren’t invincible, how the Galaxy are primed for a spectacular collapse (or MLS Cup win) and how to beat both in the playoffs. Time to celebrate the Rapids, who might not make the playoffs but are better than the three teams in front of them. What’s wrong with FC Dallas? What’s the Revs’ postseason ceiling? Why hasn’t Ike Opara gotten USMNT call-ups?

3:23 – Who is the biggest threat to LAFC in the West? What’s the gameplan?

10:40 – Why doesn’t Ike Opara get USMNT call-ups?

11:49 – The Galaxy are flawed – that much is obvious – but will it be fatal?

21:34 – All hail the Rapids! The best team in the West outside LAFC

28:01 – What’s wrong with FC Dallas? Is their season already a success?

36:30 – The Revs are playoffs dangerous? The Revs are playoffs dangerous!

41:06 – Revisiting 2019 Baerantees (awful) and award predictions (less awful)

45:40 – Back to Benny Ball for D.C.? Why does the goals-allowed record keep getting broken?

49:03 – Are the Red Bulls better poised for playoff success now than post Shield?

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In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, David Gass, Bobby Warshaw and Susannah Collins fire off the confetti cannons for LAFC, 2019 MLS Supporters’ Shield winners. It’s time to celebrate Carlos Vela, Bob Bradley and the rest of the Black and Gold, including their amazing supporters. But … does LAFC still need to win MLS Cup to be considered one of the best teams in MLS history? Some say yes. Others no.

Also in this episode … Chris Wondolowski cements Quakes/MLS legend status, Impact seal CCL spot via Canadian Championship win, NYCFC are killing it in the East (and the transfer market), CCL and Leagues Cup berths, Adrian Heath keeps up the “us against the world” routine after Loons clinch playoff spot, Galaxy are who they are and they’re an MLS Cup contender and the Timbers mull DP deal for Diego Valeri.

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3:25 – Wondo, man of the people, gets rowdy with Quakes supporters

8:05 – LAFC win Supporters’ Shield … Are they the best team in MLS history?

17:37 – Allez Impact! Montreal win Canadian Championship/CCL spot

21:20 – NYCFC whoop Atlanta/are killing it in the transfer market

27:52 – Concacaf Champions League + Leagues Cup qualification as it currently stands

31:39 – MNUFC in the playoffs! Heath keeps up “us against the world” routine

36:16 – Who trusts the LA Galaxy? Who wants to play them in the playoffs?

38:25 – Who will get in? Portland, Dallas or San Jose (50:12)? You pick two

44:25 – Should the Timbers re-sign Diego Valeri to a DP deal?

53:51 – Extratime Mailbag: New Crew stadium, Heath’s tactics, Chara or Valeri

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In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, David Gass, Charlie Davies and Matt Doyle mourn Josef Martinez’s knee injury and wonder how Atlanta United’s dreams of winning back-to-back MLS Cup championships might be affected by the potential absence of the league’s goal king. What’s the best-case scenario for Martinez and Atlanta? What’s the glass half-empty take? Who might fill in for the rest of the regular season? Why doesn’t Doyle have faith in Pity Martinez?

Also in this episode … LAFC haven’t won in five games, is something wrong with Bob Bradley’s squad? Which career MLSers deserve a place in the National Soccer Hall of Fame? Should Montreal bring back Nacho Piatti in 2020? How about Michael Bradley and Toronto FC? Will the general be back at BMO? Plus, hapless playoff contenders, a midweek preview and the best German in MLS.

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2:32 – Josef Martinez is hurt … What does it mean for Atlanta United?

6:21 – How might Frank de Boer replace Josef? Short- and long-term

13:33 – Celebrating the career of Michael Parkhurst

20:45 – Which MLSers deserve a place in the National Soccer Hall of Fame?

32:48 – What’s wrong with LAFC? Plus, Adama Diomande out indefinitely

41:31 – Should Montreal bring back Nacho Piatti in 2020?

46:18 – Toronto FC and Michael Bradley: Will they stay together?

51:07 – Is the playoff field one team too big? Hapless race for the seven seed

55:00 – Midweek preview! Playoff implications galore

59:16 – Who is the best German player in MLS? 

 

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In this episode, Andrew Wiebe and David Gass sit down for a wide-ranging interview with Sunil Gulati (29:00), 12-year president of U.S. Soccer and current FIFA council member about his induction into the National Soccer Hall of Fame, the successful bid to win the 2026 World Cup, scandals and cleanup at FIFA, creation of MLS and much, much more.

Also in this episode … Bobby Warshaw and Susannah Collins jump in the studio with Wiebe and Gass to talk Jesse Marsch’s big Champions League win, David Silva to Inter Miami, interleague play between Liga MX and MLS, a jam-packed Golden Boot race and more!

Also in the episode …

3:55 – Jesse Marsch makes UEFA Champions League history

6:29 – David Silva would make perfect sense for Inter Miami

11:18 – Interleague play between Liga MX and MLS? Plus, Bobby’s big idea

18:16 – It’s a three-man Golden Boot race! Vela, Zlatan, Josef

21:45 – Uh oh! Timbers are in trouble

25:06 – Biggest games of MLS Week 29

29:00 – INTERVIEW: FIFA council member Sunil Gulati

35:54 – GULATI: U.S. Soccer in the 80s, 1994 World Cup & MLS creation

45:42 – GULATI: What will 2026 WCup mean to USA? + Liga MX/MLS relationship

49:45 – GULATI: FIFA scandal, representation at USSF, state of USMNT

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In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, David Gass, Matt Doyle and Calen Carr marvel at the wonder that is Zlatan Ibrahimovic. For on-field exploits, how about a hat-trick to take his season total to 26 goals? For off-field headlines, how about claiming he’s the “best ever” player in MLS history? Well, is Zlatan right? The guys tackle that question and the Galaxy’s ever increasing playoff chances. And for those with Zlatan fatigue, we’ve got plenty more…

Also in the episode … New Chicago Fire owner Joe Mansueto calls in to share his vision for the club, ideal Designated Player profile and what a move to Soldier Field in 2020 will do for the fanbase. Plus, what is Minnesota United’s 2019 narrative and should the Loons re-sign Darwin Quintero? Might it be better if Portland DON’T have a home playoff game? Which teams around the East playoff line will stay above it? Mario Mandzukic to LAFC?

2:50 – Zlatan says he’s MLS’s “best ever” player. Is he right?

15:25 – What is the Minnesota United narrative for 2019?

18:23 – Should the Loons re-sign Darwin Quintero?

25:09 – Where was Brian Fernandez? Timbers on the road in the playoffs?

34:04 – INTERVIEW: New Fire owner Joe Mansueto on Solider Field, rebrand, Chicharito

45:49 – What was the worst result of the weekend?

48:55 – Digging in on the Eastern Conference: playoff line, NYCFC, PHI-LAFC

58:52 – Are Toronto FC actually MLS Cup contenders?

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In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, David Gass, Bobby Warshaw and Susannah Collins get hyped about David Beckham’s reported Inter Miami pitch to Lionel Messi. Messi can reportedly get out of his contract (for free!) in June. So will he? And what would Messi in MLS look like? Plus, a suspended Matias Almeyda sneaks around the stadium, Andre Shinyashiki goes hypebeast Guy Fawkes with the dye job and USMNT glass half full/empty with SB Nation’s Kim McCauley.

Also in the episode … Who is the MLS Rookie of the Year leader? Which non-playoff team is best equipped for 2020? Are the playoffs slipping away from Zlatan and the Galaxy … again? Is Orlando City’s future bright after improved 2019? Do the Union have anything to prove against LAFC? Is MLS sending its best to Concacaf Champions League? How many players would you take from 2014 USMNT on 2019 version?

3:32 – Get hyped about Beckham’s reported Inter Miami pitch to Leonel Messi!

8:29 – Riffing on MLS midweek: Toronto FC, Almeyda, Superman celebration

13:31 – Who is the MLS Rookie of the Year leader?

15:48 – Which non-playoff team is best equipped for 2020?

21:08 – Are the playoffs slipping away from Zlatan and the Galaxy … again?

26:30 – Is Orlando City’s future bright after improved 2019? Or is 2020 too soon?

29:46 – Do the Union have anything to prove against LAFC?

32:26 – LAFC to CCL! Can they win it? Who else does the crew want to see in?

36:17 – If the playoffs started today, here’s what Susannah would want to see

38:43 – Why is watching/following the USMNT such a downer?

43:45 – INTERVIEW: Kim McCauley (SB Nation) on USMNT present & future

57:22 – Canada’s ideal international window! Two wins and some Hex help

1:02:17 – How many players would you take from 2014 USMNT on 2019 version?

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Mailbag episode! Andrew Wiebe, Matt Doyle and Bobby Warshaw answer a flood of listener questions following the US national team’s 3-0 loss to Mexico. What’s the narrative around the team? Can it be spun as anything but a disaster? What is progress? Is Gregg Berhalter an Ideologue? Why are Wil Trapp and Gyasi Zardes starting? Is it too late for players to pick up the system? How might Tyler Adams change things? Can we count on John Brooks? Is there a Plan B? Is Mexico just better?

Also in the episode … Duane Rollins calls in to talk Canada and the Nations League. Could an MLS team beat Mexico? How will NYCFC do without Heber? Is Dome Torrent a Coach of the Year candidate? Who should D.C. United sign to replace Rooney and Lucho? What is Jonathan Lewis’ ceiling? Who deserves the blame if the Galaxy miss the playoffs? Will Sporting KC sign a big-time No. 9?

3:40 – USA lose to Mexico … is the sky falling? What is the narrative?

8:30 – What progress did Doyle and Warshaw see against Mexico?

15:34 – Is Gregg Berhalter an ideologue? Should Trapp start?

23:30 – Should Sargent, Pomykal and the other young guns start?

27:10 – Can USA rely on John Brooks? How has Weston McKennie done with USA?

35:43 – Is Extratime too “buddy buddy” with Berhalter?

38:31 – The Tata Counterfactual: What would USA look like with Martino in charge?

41:24 – Duane Rollins (Host of Soccer Today) takes ETR to task on Canada

50:08 – MLS Mailbag: NYCFC, Dome Torrent, LuchoRoo replacements in D.C., Jonathan Lewis’ ceiling

57:47 – Who takes the heat if the Galaxy miss the playoffs? Will Sporting KC sign a big-time No. 9?

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In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, David Gass and Bobby Warshaw have a long conversation about Sergino Dest, emerging Ajax fullback, US U-20 star and US national team starter against Mexico. Only … we didn’t know that when we recorded! So the guys ponder whether Gregg Berhalter will start the 19-year-old dual national, who just got a call from the Dutch U-23s and what the push and pull says about the program. Plus, Bobby builds his ideal “play proactively” XI against El Tri.

>Also in the episode … Nations League begins and Canada know they’ve got to be perfect! The guys heap praise on the underrated Maxi Moralez, NYCFC’s diminutive playmaker. Are LAFC vulnerable without Carlos Vela? Yeah, probably. Top expansion draft picks and most disappointing MLS team of the last decade.

3:40 – Sergino Dest … Should he start vs. Mexico (he will, says Berhalter) and what’s his future with USMNT?

23:12 – How should the US play against Mexico?

32:38 – Goal.com’s Jon Arnold gives the Mexico perspective

39:36 – Why Concacaf Nations League matters and is very fun

43:37 – Why Canada has to be perfect to get into the Hex … and that’s fair

48:05 – Maxi Moralez is the most underrated attacker in MLS

52:48 – Are LAFC just a little bit vulnerable? What if Vela is out come playoffs?

55:10 – MAIL: Best expansion draft pick of all-time? Most disappointing team in the last decade?

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In this special Labor Day episode, Andrew Wiebe and David Gass bring you interviews with four fascinating (but wildly different) North American soccer personalities. First up, Ike Opara, who arrived in Minnesota this offseason to help turn the Loons’ fortunes around. In his spare time, he grills opponents, friends and follow professional players on the BS Podcast.

Also in the episode … DaMarcus Beasley on his final season, why he doesn’t get showered in gifts like Landon Donovan and the embarrassing accessory his running mate refused to part with back in the day. Plus, Earthquakes midfielder and US national team prospect Jackson Yueill sits down with David in Los Angeles, and Austin da Luz talks life in the second division as as he prepares to hang up his boots.

2:08 – Ike Opara on Minnesota United, marking Zlatan and podcasting 101

26:40 – DaMarcus Beasley is walking away, but he’s still got stories to share

37:01 – Jackson Yueill explains what Matias Almeyda is like behind the scenes

45:37 – North Carolina FC’s Austin da Luz on Playing for Pride, the second division

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In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, David Gass and Bobby Warshaw chat with US men’s national team head coach Gregg Berhalter for nearly half an hour. You’ll hear from Berhalter on Christian Pulisic’s best position, Paxton Pomykal and Miles Robinson’s development, what he learned from the Gold Cup, why positions are just one way to look at the game and how he and his staff monitor, scout, evaluate and communicate with the player pool.

Also in this show: Atlanta United outlast Minnesota United in the US Open Cup final … Nashville SC general manager Mike Jacobs on the club’s first-ever Designated Player, Hany Mukhtar … Playoff dates released, what does it mean? … Biggest games of the weekend are __________

1:35 – Atlanta United lift another trophy! US Open Cup final recap

12:03  – Playoff schedule is out … so who has an advantage?

14:30 – INTERVIEW: Gregg Berhalter goes deep on USMNT (Pulisic, Pomykal, Dest, tactics, dual nationals)

40:35 – USMNT roster takeaways from Warshaw, Wiebe and Gass

43:01 – Biggest matches of MLS Week 26

47:30 – INTERVIEW: Mike Jacobs on Nashville SC’s new DP, Hany Mukhtar

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In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, David Gass, Matt Doyle and Bobby Warshaw sit down to recap all the action from Heineken Rivalry Week. First up, El Trafico, the most bonkers rivalry in MLS (on the field, at least). That’s in large part thanks to Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who is living rent-free in LAFC’s own building. Doyle and Warshaw break down the tactics and Gass shares his experience inside Banc of California Stadium.

Also in this show … Hell is Real lives up to the billing (and the guys eulogize FC Cincinnati), FC Dallas make a point in the Texas Derby, 2nd place in the West is up for grabs, NYCFC might just be the best team in the East, Philadelphia’s quest for a successful season, US Open Cup preview and an interview with new Colorado Rapids head coach Robin Fraser.

3:00 – LAFC can’t get over El Trafico hump

18:50  – Hell is Real! Zardes’ redemption and FC Cincy’s eulogy

28:45 – Second best team in the West? Who knows!

35:06 – Why Bobby has come around on Dome Torrent, NYCFC

39:01 – What does a successful season for the Union look like?

41:19 – Atlanta United vs. Minnesota United in the US Open Cup preview

45:30 – INTERVIEW: Robin Fraser, new head coach of the Colorado Rapids

56:47 – Mailbag: Top 10 central defenders in MLS

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Heineken Rivalry Week is here! Andrew Wiebe and Bobby Warshaw celebrate by eulogizing the San Jose backline (RIP, Vela was here) then hitting the phones. First up, Max Bretos in Los Angeles to talk about LAFC’s historic success and a looming El Trafico. Mike Conti is next up from Atlanta, talking to a couple “idiots” about Josef Martinez’s troll game and the Orlando City rivalry. Then it’s Patrice Bernier, now an Impact assistant coach, to dissect Montreal’s 24-hour coaching carousel and the Canadian Classique.

Also in this show … The USL Show and St. Louis native Phill Grooms on supporter culture and buzz as MLS team No. 28 goes official!

  • 3:23 – What more can you say about LAFC? Bobby gives it a try
  • 6:55 – “Overall cool dude” Max Bretos on historic LAFC, El Trafico
  • 21:46 – Mike Conti drops Atlanta United knowledge on a couple “idiots”
  • 34:13 – Remi Garde out, Wilmer Cabrera in … Patrice Bernier explains
  • 46:15 – What is #MLS4TheLou going to look like? St. Louis native Phill Grooms explains
  • 56:43 – You get to score one MLS goal and then you gotta retire … What’s it gonna be?
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With Andrew in transit purgatory David is joined by Bobby, Doyle, and Calen to decide which of them is the biggest “idiot”. Then they try to solve the unsolvable questions. Who is the second best team in MLS? Is Carlos Vela the most entertaining player in league history? And of course who will make the 2019 Audi MLS Cup Playoffs?

Plus Bobby rallies the LA Galaxy ahead of the Leagues Cup Semifinal, a Heineken Rivalry Week preview and big news coming out of St. Louis. 

5:50 - Who's the 2nd Best team in the league

12:10 - Carlos Vela & LAFC Conversation

20:18 - The current playoff situation in MLS

29:35 - How good are the Revs?

35:27 - Whitecaps make a big move, what's the plan for the future?

40:07 - MLS in St. Louis?

51:39 - Mailbag

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In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, David Gass, Charlie Davies and Susannah Collins celebrate and dissect a Major League Soccer’s first final triumph over Liga MX in more than 20 years! Atlanta United knocked off Club America, 3-2, to win the second-ever Campeones Cup. David was there – it was electric at Mercedes Benz Stadium – to witness the magic of Piojo Herrera in person, Charlie says Darlington Nagbe needs another look from the USMNT and the whole crew tries to put the win in perspective.  

Also in this show … Houston Dynamo GM Matt Jordan on Wilmer Cabrera’ dismissal and the future of the club, Ike Opara vs. the field for Defender of the Year, analyzing the ailing Sounders, celebrating the reported expansion to St. Louis and trying to imagine MLS’s future structure and hypothetical celebrity owners in MLS.

3:03 – MLS, ATL top Liga MX, Club America in Campeones Cup

8:01 – Why Darlington Nagbe should get another look with US

18:40 – INTERVIEW: Dynamo GM Matt Jordan on future of the club

39:13 – Charlie Davies says playoff hopes are dead for these teams…

43:58 – Ike Opara for Defender of the Year? Who else has a shot?

50:49 – #MLS4TheLou: Reported expansion to St. Louis!

55:01 – How might MLS work with 28 teams? Wiebe’s plan

57:55 – Which hypothetical celebrity owners would make MLS more fun?

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In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, Bobby Warshaw and Charlie Davies name “Winners” and “Not winners” from MLS Week 23. The Chicago Fire, FC Dallas and D.C. United (without Rooney!) are winners! The LA Galaxy are “not winners” after losing to a team without their two best players … and picking up just 5 wins in 15 games over all. Oh, and Zlatan has thoughts about the playoffs.

Also in this show … Bob Bradley raises coaching standards to a higher level and Bobby is here for it, the Revs appear to be for real, David Gass checks in from Atlanta on the eve of Campeones Cup, The Athletic’s Sam Stejskal shines light on Mike Petke’s termination as head coach of Real Salt Lake and a 1v1 Extratime basketball game is planned.

4:07 – Winners from MLS Week 23

11:18 – Are the Galaxy good? Or just getting by? Plus,  Zlatan and the playoff system

26:48 – Are the Revs for real? Charlie says no doubt about it

31:36 – David Gass checks in from Campeones Cup prelude in Atlanta

45:35 – The Athletic’s Sam Stejskal on Mike Petke’s termination as RSL head coach

54:25 – Why other MLS coaches should be watching Bob Bradley’s LAFC

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In this episode, Andrew Wiebe and Calen dig into the MLS transfer deadline, the big-money moves and the shocking exit of one of the league’s biggest stars, Wayne Rooney. The Athletic’s Pablo Maurer joins the show to give you an inside look at the past few days in the nation’s capital and explains why Rooney decided he had to return to England for the good of his family.

Also in this show … peak pettiness from Josef Martinez and Adrian Heath after US Open Cup semifinals, a quick look ahead to Week 23 and former Montreal Impact technical director Adam Braz gives you an expert take on the transfer window, including insight on the Galaxy’s move for Cristian Pavon, LAFC’s new Penarol starlet, Inter Miami’s expansion build and much more.

2:56 – Peak pettiness from Josef Martinez in USOC

5:38 – Mason Toye for USMNT? Keep your eyes on this young No. 9

8:24 – Adrian Heath goes in on “MLS dot com” (AKA all of us)

12:05 – Why Wayne Rooney swapped D.C. United for Derby County (Pablo Maurer, The Athletic)

26:26 – Everything you need to know from MLS deadline day w/ Adam Braz

36:09 – How did Galaxy land Cristian Pavon? Was it above board?

40:38 – LAFC drop serious coin on Penarol’s Brian Rodriguez

56:27 – Looking ahead to Week 23 and a new episode of the Movement

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:18pm EDT

In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, David Gass, Calen Carr and Matt Doyle sit down in the studio talk about MLS Week 22, Aaron Long's transfer saga, juicy transfer rumors around MLS, Inter Miami linked to Gennaro Gattuso and US Open Cup semifinals.

But first, Alejandro Bedoya grabbed headlines for his goal celebration and mic drop on Sunday. The guys share their thoughts on Bedoya’s statement on national TV – “Congress, do something now! End gun violence! Let’s go!” – and the bravery it takes to seize the moment.

3:16 - Ale Bedoya drops the mic on national TV

17:27 - Union bounce back, DC are "a mess"

21:06 - ATL have so much talent it may not matter how they play

24:10 - Can anyone stop LAFC? (Hint: No)

26:12 - Prairie Dog Plague & celebrating Kei Kamara

32:16 - Quick takeaways from MLS Week 22

36:46 - Aaron Long! Pavon! Ola Kamara! Bojan! Transfer madness

50:55 - US Open Cup quick preview

56:20 - Mailbag: Should I split my family over soccer?

Direct download: Extratime_Aug_5_FINAL.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:42pm EDT

In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, David Gass, Charlie Davies and Matt Doyle wrap up the MLS All-Star festivities from Orlando, including an epic photobomb, Nani’s buzzer beater in the first-ever MLS Skills Challenge presented by Target, Atletico Madrid’s victory and Joao Felix’s golazo and a meeting between PRO’s Howard Webb and one Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Laughs, we got them.

Also in this episode … Week 22 preview with Atlanta United vs. LA Galaxy the big game on the docket, an amazing Bob Bradley impersonation by LAFC’s Walker Zimmerman, what it’s like to play for Matias Almeyda with Chris Wondolowski, Graham Zusi’s career as a Sporting KC (and Wizards) lifer and a ton of listener mail!

Direct download: Extratime_Aug_1.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 4:45pm EDT

In a special All-Star edition of Extratime, Andrew Wiebe, David Gass, Matt Doyle and Bobby Warshaw sit down in Orlando at the MLS Digital HQ presented by Wells Fargo to get hyped for the Homegrown Game, MLS Skills Challenge and marquee clash on Wednesday night.

In this episode ... Who is the best team in the Eastern Conference? Your guess is as good as ours! Mark-Anthony Kaye comes by the set to chat about LAFC, his Barca midfield model, why his career got off to a slow start, Canada's future and Bob Bradley in the weight room. Finally, Inter Miami's first signings cost a pretty penny. What it means for MLS?

Time

Segment

2:56

Why Bobby is a sucker for the All-Star Game

6:58

Could Bobby, Calen and Charlie win the Skills Challenge?

11:25

Who is the best team in the East? Your guess is as good as ours!

25:24

INTERVIEW: Mark-Anthony Kaye on his late-blooming career, LAFC

39:50

INTERVIEW: Homegrowns Edwin Cerrillo and Cole Bassett sit down with Bobby

52:35

Inter Miami splashes cash on a couple teenage Argentines

Direct download: July_29_Extratime.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 6:33pm EDT

Andrew Wiebe, David Gass, Calen Carr and Susannah Collins look back on the first half of the 2019 MLS season. More specifically, the crew chooses their top storyline so far. Someone’s gotta choose LAFC, but everything else is up for grabs. How about Minnesota’s progress? The Revs’ ying-yang season? Matias Almeyda and San Jose? Union atop the table? So much to choose from!

Also in this episode … Leagues Cup quarterfinals, including James Harden flexing and dancing, a cat on the field in Utah and the Galaxy kids coming through, Zlatan’s avoids suspension for that elbow, All-Star lookahead and your thoughts in the mailbag.

5:02 – Leagues Cup! Alex Morgan, James Harden & the RSL cat

11:58 – Did MLS teams approach Leagues Cup in the right way?

15:42 – Josh Wolff … Good hire for Austin FC?

27:03 – Zlatan avoids suspension. Should it have been a red card?

36:37 – Low point for the Vancouver Whitecaps in CanChamp

41: 40 – Favorite storylines from the 2019 season…

51:10 – Looking forward to LAFCvATL and more Pity Martinez

Direct download: Extratime_July_25.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:02pm EDT

In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, Charlie Davies, Matt Doyle and David Gass talk soccer and take sides. Are you Team Zlatan or Team Over Zlatan? El Trafico brings out the best (in the media and on the field) from the big Swede, and the guys dig into another rivalry win for the Galaxy as well as the polarizing nature of the club’s international star. Plus, do LAFC need another attacking Designated Player to make sure they don’t fall short of MLS Cup? 

Also in this episode … Cascadia Cup delivers (and so does Brian Fernandez … again), MLS Week 20 winners and “dropped points,” a big decision for Red Bulls with Aaron Long linked to West Ham and Leagues Cup kick off and expansion!

1:23 - Galaxy own LAFC in El Trafico

8:43 - Zlatan: Soccer poet or boring blowhard?

20:19 - Does LAFC need a DP attacker to avoid MLS Cup disappointment?

25:25 - Better bet for MLS Cup: Sounders or Timbers?

34:20 - Winners (and "dropped points") from MLS Week 20

49:29 - Should the Red Bulls sell Aaron Long to West Ham?

53:56 - Leagues Cup ... Just give it a chance, OK?

Direct download: July_22_Extratime.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:06pm EDT

Despite being a Man/Woman down, Bobby and David keep their shape as they do a two man Extratime show for the ages. A host of midweek MLS games give the guys a chance to debate what happened to the Fire over the last two years. Then they revel in the turnaround in New England topped by Gustavo Bou’s debut wonder goal.

Orlando City SC forward Chris Mueller joins the show to talk about his excitement over taking part in the MLS skills challenge (July 30th, 8pm ET on MLSsoccer.com, MLS App, MLS Twitch & Twitter, PlutoTV), talks a little trash to Atlético Madrid, and tells us what his next steps are in his career.

Plus, an El Tráfico preview, should Crew fans be worried, and so much more.

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5:15 Chicago Fire what is going on?

14:52 Revolution love on Bou’s debut

20:53 Toronto ready to rise in the east

26:00 Houston Dynamo and James Harden

27:09 Skills Challenge chat

29:34 Chris Mueller interview on skills challenge, the steps he has to take to make the USMNT, best moments at Exploria Stadium including the "Running of the Wall", and the playoff push for OCSC.

44:55 El Trafico preview who does this mean more for?

53:43 Leagues Cup

55:07 Mailbag on Crew SC

Direct download: 190718_Full_Show_Audio.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:21pm EDT

Who is up and who is down in MLS? A wild weekend of games across the league and Doyle, Bobby, Calen, and David sit down to try and help you make sense of it. These experts look at which teams made the biggest statements in their wins (and loses) as we head into the second half of the season. Plus San Jose dominate the Cali Clasico, a wild finish for Minnesota to maintain their winning streak, and the controversy in the Hudson River Derby.

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Direct download: 190715_Full_Show_Audio.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:12pm EDT

In this episode, Susannah Collins & Calen Carr continuing celebrating after the USWNT parade in NYC, and David Gass & Bobby Warshaw recap their experience at a wild quarterfinal round game in the U.S. Open Cup. Fresh off his contract extension announcement, Jim Curtin joins the show to talk about the approach the club has on Homegrowns.

The MLS transfer window opens with a massive DP signing of Gustavo Bou in New England, and the show previews a big Week 20 highlighted by Seattle hosting Atlanta on Sunday.

Direct download: 190711_Full_Show_2.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:08pm EDT

In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, Charlie Davies, Matt Doyle and David Gass reflect on a magical World Cup run for the US women’s national team, then do the same for a Gold Cup run that saw the men fall just short. How does Gregg Berhalter’s squad measure up against Mexico? What could change in the next six months? Who were the big winners among the players?

Also in this episode … Good idea or bad idea with the transfer window set to open. YOLO! Ali Adnan is staying in Vancouver. Plus winners from Week 18 and a USMNT-focused mailbag.

Direct download: July_8_Extratime.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 7:02pm EDT

In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, Charlie Davies, Matt Doyle and Bobby Warshaw burn the midnight oil – Brown Liquor Special anyone? – to celebrate the US women’s national team’s run to the World Cup final and break down the USMNT’s Gold Cup semifinal win against Jamaica and look ahead to a US-Mexico payoff in Chicago.

Also in this episode … The Athletic’s Sam Stejskal sets the stage for the summer transfer window, including the possibility that Inter Miami goes for a big splash. Like, Luis Suarez big.

1:47 – USA! USA! USA! World Cup final here we come

10:40 – Another final? Yes, please. Breaking down US-Jamaica in the Gold Cup semis

31:18 – Transfer window lowdown with The Athletic’s Sam Stejskal

Direct download: Extratime_July_4.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 3:29pm EDT

In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, Charlie Davies, Matt Doyle and Calen Carr praise the soccer gods. Why? The MLS All-Star Skills Challenge presented by Target is back … and backed by the F2Freestylers. Who has skills for days and got snubbed? What alternative skill games would capture the world’s attention?

Oh, and lots of soccer talk is coming your way as well. First up, why did the USMNT look so underwhelming against Curacao? What went wrong and what can be fixed against Jamaica in the Gold Cup semis? How should Canada respond to another devastating loss? What does Andrew have to say to everyone calling the Gold Cup a waste of time? EPIC RANT.

Also in this episode … MLS teams below the playoff line who are going to climb, the Earthquakes and Matias Almeyda are on to something special and Frank De Boer says Pity Martinez was a “danger” to Atlanta United.

2:18 – MLS Skills Challenge is back! Seriously, get pumped

12:08 – USMNT are on to the Gold Cup semifinals, but there is reason for concern

18:22 – Why the US need Altidore at center forward (and how Zardes can still help)

27:02 – Looking ahead to US-Jamaica in the Gold Cup semifinal

32:35 – Canada choke. Why and how? And what’s next?

39:40 – RANT: Why Gold Cup haters need to crawl under a rock

46:40 – MLS Week 17: Quakes on the come up! Non-playoff teams that could rise…

Direct download: Extratime_July_1.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:11pm EDT

In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, David Gass and Bobby Warshaw get hyped for the biggest game of the summer so far and perhaps the biggest Women’s World Cup game in the tournament’s history. Yes, United States vs. France, and USWNT and World Cup veteran Lori Lindsey calls in to explain why Megan Rapinoe and the rest of the roster aren’t afraid of controversy, a media frenzy or career-defining pressure.

Also in this episode … Bobby’s explains his Christian Pulisic “hot take,” Patrice Bernier gives the guys the lowdown on Canada’s exciting new generation and their dreams of Gold Cup glory, Inter Miami’s chase for Tyler Boyd (and others) goes under the microscope, Wayne Rooney does the seemingly impossible and listeners pack the mailbag.

5:26 – INTERVIEW: USWNT and WCup vet Lori Lindsey on USA-France

21:41 – Should Christian Pulisic’s name be written in ink in US starting XI?

32:36 – What do the guys want to see against Curacao in the quarterfinals?

36:05 – INTERVIEW: Canada legend Patrice Bernier on a new, ambitious generation

49:42 – Hold on, Wayne Rooney did what? 70-yard goal!

52:36 – Tyler Boyd to Inter Miami? Paul Tenorio says they’re in discussions

55:50 – Revs: Villains or plucky underdogs?

Direct download: Extratime_June_27_2019.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 4:58pm EDT

In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, David Gass, Matt Doyle and Calen Carr gather in the studio to break down a nervous US women’s national team win in the World Cup and plead with Anthony Hudson’s agent to take on a few new clients after the former Rapids’ boss was linked with Newcastle. More seriously, the guys dig into the 2019 MLS All-Star Game presented by Target roster – where is Run DMB?! – and wonder how far Paxton Pomykal’s can go with USMNT, FC Dallas and beyond. Finally, it’s Gold Cup discussion following big USMNT and CanMNT wins at the Gold Cup.

Perhaps most importantly, Calen explains how a good diet (chicken nuggets and milk shakes) can help Wiebe recover from his ankle injury.

1:30 – US women sneak past Spain in the World Cup Round of 16

4:11 – Did MLS get it right with 2019 All-Star squad?

7:56 – Who are the All-Star snubs who stand out the most?

11:46 – Why Mark-Anthony Kaye is the MLS locker-room pick, per Calen Carr?

15:21 – How far can Paxton Pomykal, the next big thing in U.S. Soccer, go?

22:41 – Zlatan radar going off! Is the big man acting a fool … to his teammates?

26:56 – What will Andrew Wooten be for the Philadelphia Union?

30:33 – Alan Pardew or Tab Ramos for FC Cincinnati head coaching job?

36:22 – Jefferson Savarino to the Premier League? Could be good…

38:30 – Takeaways from the US’s 6-0 win against Trinidad & Tobago

51:00 – Canada has the best attack at the Gold Cup!

56:48 – Why Calen is the men’s league Neymar and went on the cheeseburger diet as a player

Direct download: Extratime_June_24_FINAL.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 4:30pm EDT

Who is Tyler Boyd? Andrew Wiebe, David Gass, and Calen Carr are joined by the USMNT's newest breakout star. Boyd tells the guys about playing everywhere from New Zealand to Turkey, and why he choose to play for the United States after appearing in friendlies for New Zealand. TSN analyst Terry Dunfield calls in to explain why Canada's goal should be to WIN the Gold Cup. Plus, US Open Cup upsets and Landon Donovan the USL Championship general manager.

Time Segment
3:14 Canada lose to Mexico, but still dream of titles
9:18 INTERVIEW: TSN's Terry Dunfield breaks down Canucks
16:50 The Winger Game: USMNT take down Guyana
24:46 INTERVIEW: Tyler Boyd on his life, career and decision to play for US
40:08 Should the Trinidad & Tobago revenge match matter?
52:08 Cupsets in the US Open Cup! Ideal final?
1:02:36 Landon Donovan got his team in San Diego ... Now what?
Direct download: June_20_Extratime.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:52pm EDT

In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, David Gass, and Matt Doyle are joined by the guys from the Total Soccer Show to discuss the USMNT's chances in the Gold Cup. Wiebe then sits down for an exclusive interview with USMNT legend and Colorado Rapids' 'keeper Tim Howard.

4:10 - Mexico and Canada, what did they show in Gold Cup Openers?

9:15 - Did Jamaica's coach actually say Gold Cup is a "must win?"

10:59 - Guyana game preview

13:52 - Total Soccer Show: How much does the Gold Cup matter?

35:55 - Tim Howard Exclusive Interview

54:55 - U.S. Open Cup

58:12 - Better MLS player: Vela or Giovinco?

Direct download: June_17_ETR_final.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 8:29pm EDT

In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, David Gass, Bobby Warshaw and Susannah Collins react to the news that Tyler Adams will miss the Gold Cup, chat with US men’s national team head coach Gregg Berhalter, feed you all the random Concacaf info you didn’t know that you needed to know ahead of the tournament and bask in the glory of the U.S. Open Cup.

3:27 – How will USMNT deal with loss of Tyler Adams in the Gold Cup?

7:10 – INTERVIEW: US men’s national team head coach Gregg Berhalter

24:00 – Bobby dissects our interview with Gregg Berhalter

25:57 – Canada can win the Gold Cup! No, seriously, that attack is filthy

29:00 – Star players, important context and interesting facts about every Gold Cup team

44:55 – US Open Cup 4th Round: Cupsets, best stories and MLS clubs marching on

49:47 – Ben Baer joins for the Mailbag (and iTunes review roasts)

Direct download: Extratime_June_13_FINAL.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:58pm EDT

In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, David Gass, Matt Doyle and Calen Carr gather in the AT&T MLS Studios to prepare for an insane summer of soccer. First up, a check-in with US women’s national team correspondent Jordan Angeli, who is in France for the World Cup. Up next, Part 1 of our Gold Cup preview: four groups, four favorites. Mexico are the favorites, Costa Rica are darkhorses, Jamaica want to take the final step and the US have questions but also some answers.

  • 5:26 – INTERVIEW: USWNT correspondent Jordan Angeli checks in from France
  • 17:15 – Gold Cup! Mexico are the favorites, then what?
  • 18:59 – Group A favorites? Gotta be El Tri, even with the absences
  • 24:31 – Costa Rica are Group B favorites, but they’re aging…
  • 28:44 – Can Jamaica go to back-to-back-to-back Gold Cup finals?
  • 33:00 – US are Group D favorites, but there are big question marks
  • 42:11 – How should Gregg Berhalter manage Tyler Adams?
  • 49:01 – US U-20s: Which players could impact the USMNT in the near term?
  • 51:22 – Bow down to Ilsinho! Rapids can’t lose! Horta sold!
  • 55:49 – Mailbag: Table decorations + dream free agent signings

 

Direct download: Extratime_June_10.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:15pm EDT

In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, David Gass, Susannah Collins and Bobby Warshaw break down US men’s national team head coach Gregg Berhalter’s Gold Cup roster decisions (and that poor performance against Jamaica), give the optimist and pessimist takes on the U-20’s World Cup run, roast Andrew’s revised MLS awards predictions and try to decide if Luis Saurez truly is the best choice as Inter Miami’s first signing.

1:12 – Women’s World Cup! Who’s going to France?

4:22 – USMNT lost to Jamaica … Time to panic?

8:15 – Should Josh Sargent have been named to Gold Cup roster?

17:12 – US U-20s march on in the World Cup! What’s it mean?

28:30 – Wiebe’s revised MLS award predictions (roast ‘em!)

38:40 – Luis Saurez + Inter Miami = Match made in heaven?

41:45 – Yeah, but what about James Rodriguez!?!?

44:24 – How could Argentine star Christian Pavon land in LA?

46:20 – ETR Mailbag

Direct download: Extratime_June_6.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 4:41pm EDT

In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, David Gass, Matt Doyle and Bobby Warshaw cover every inch of MLS Week 14, including Bob Bradley’s call for the referees to keep a closer eye on the treatment of LAFC’s star player, Carlos Vela.

3:49 – Providence Park is magnificent because it’s not cookie cutter

8:25 – Bob Bradley wants referees to look out for Carlos Vela. Is he right?

17:44 – Atlanta United are back! Beware Eastern Conference

21:20 – How much will Atlanta United sell Ezequiel Barco for? Will they break even?

24:18 – Red Bulls are back to beating up on the rest of MLS

27:26 – Can Omar Gonzalez fix Toronto FC?

30:53 – What is Zach Steffen’s MLS legacy?

34:14 – Bruce Arena goes back to basics. Revs get results.

41:04 – All aboard the Colorado Rapids bandwagon!

47:11 – What happened to Darwin Quintero? Something is off

52:01 – U-20 World Cup: What are you looking for vs. France?

54:43 – ETR Mailbag

Direct download: Extratime_June_3.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:19pm EDT

In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, David Gass and Susannah Collins break down all the midweek MLS and US Open Cup action – Union’s lack of finishing, Robin Fraser linked to Rapids job, Zlatan eats criticism (???), Fire and DC’s unhappy draw – as well as Josef Martinez’s single-season goal record and the odds Carlos Vela breaks it after just one year. Plus, Leagues Cup brings MLS and Liga MX together, FC Cincinnati hire veteran Dutch soccer executive to be their soccer czar, Providence Park is back and Real Salt Lake GM Craig Waibel drops by for a fun chat!

4:24 – The Union are Extratime darlings … but they can’t finish

7:58 – Would Robin Fraser be a good fit as Rapids head coach?

12:59 – Come on Extratime, Zlatan. We dare you! Eat our criticism!

15:10 – Fire lose! DC lose! Somehow, both got the points in a crazy game

18:33 – Josef Martinez gets a brace … calls out people drinking beer and criticizing

20:59 – Will Carlos Vela break Josef Martinez’s single-season goal record?

25:45 – Best stories from the US Open Cup 3rd Round + 4th Round upset potential

30:11 – What does FC Cincinnati GM hire mean for the club?

33:33 – Providence Park is back and Timbers Army is ready! You should go there

37:27 – Should you care about Leagues Cup? It could be fun…

41:59 – Real Salt Lake general manager Craig Waibel talks shop in the studio

Direct download: Extratime_May_30.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:08pm EDT

In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, Bobby Warshaw and Matt Doyle stay late in the studio to give you an Memorial Day edition of Extratime driven by Continental, featuring a can’t-miss interview with US soccer legend Tony Meola. Meola tells the story of how he went from New Jersey “punk” to a World Cup star, plus the winners from Week 13 with Ben Baer.

2:25 – Who is Doyle’s big winner from Week 13? We’re looking at you Quakes!

5:23 – Big winner? Portland Timbers, who end road trip on a high

8:51 – Real Salt Lake take down the defending champs!

11:08 – The Colorado Rapids won again! Winning streak!

17:58 – INTERVIEW: The incredible story of Tony Meola, from New Jersey to three World Cups

Direct download: ETR_Memorial_Day.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 3:34pm EDT

In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, David Gass, Bobby Warshaw and Susannah Collins give two US soccer legends their due.

First up, Seattle Sounders defender Chad Marshall. The three-time Defender of the Year hung up his boots midseason, but not before winning everything there is to win in MLS and inspiring a young Bobby to go to Stanford. Then it’s time to remember Run DMB. DaMarcus Beasley did his thing for 20 years and he’s still got six months to go. The crew explains how a kid from Fort Wayne, Ind., made it and how he inspired thousands in the process.

Also in this episode … John Strong and Stu Holden from FS1 stop by to evaluate Andrew and David’s All-Star Fan XI presented by Target ballots and talk Gold Cup. Adam Belz from the Scuffed Podcast also gives you a five-minute guide to the US at the U-20 World Cup.

3:38 – Chad Marshall hangs them up. Should Defender of the Year be named after him?

12:21 – DaMarcus Beasley: The most underrated American soccer star of all-time

23:39 – Chris Armas says Red Bulls coverage is too negative. Is he right?

29:53 – Must-watch MLS games of Week 13

36:24 – Five-minute US U-20 World Cup preview from Adam Belz (Scuffed Podcast)

42:37 – John Strong and Stu Holden join to talk All-Star ballots & Gold Cup

Direct download: Extratime_May_23.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:15pm EDT

In this episode, the guys give underdog-turned-MLS goal king Chris Wondolowski his due. Landon Donovan lost the all-time goal record to the Quakes legend thanks to a flurry of goals, four to be exact, and all were pure one-touch Wondo. The guys explain what it means – to them, to Wondo, to MLS history – then chat to the man of the hour. How’d Wondo celebrate? What does it mean to him? What’s the coolest message of congratulations (spolier: David Beckham)?

Also in this episode  … Winners from Week 12: Red Bulls and Tom Barlow, Colorado Rapids, Real Salt Lake and the Bruce Arena Effect in New England, plus everything else that matters in Major League Soccer. Is a European soccer legend in the running for the FC Cincinnati job? Have Crew SC completely turned the page on the Gregg Berhalter era?

  • 2:36 – Chris Wondolowski is MLS’s new goal king! What does it mean?
  • 8:56 – INTERVIEW: Chris Wondolowksi on the pressure, the goals, the celebration & his MLS legacy
  • 23:51 – Where does Wondo rank in MLS history? What is his legacy?
  • 25:13 – Red Bulls and Tom Barlow (who?) are big winners in Week 12
  • 32:25 – Colorado Rapids finally get a win! Future is looking …. better!
  • 38:09 – Everything feels different in New England, just ask Charlie Davies
  • 44:25 – FC Cincinnati reportedly chasing Dutch GM and legendary player/manager
  • 49:11 – Matt Doyle’s Top 5 teams in Major League Soccer: LAFC and who else?
  • 52:55 – MAILBAG: Wondo as best American in history? Union fans want more dap
Direct download: Extratime_May_20.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:07pm EDT

Andrew Wiebe, David Gass and Bobby Warshaw landed the biggest guest of the year! Bruce Arena calls in to Extratime to explain why he’s back in MLS, why the Revs were the right fit, why the club’s future is extremely bring and why he has no regrets when it comes to the US missing the World Cup. Plus, the guys explain what the hire means for New England, go over how much work there is to do and ponder what sort of identity US soccer’s most decorated coach will bring to his new club.

Also in this episode … Andrew’s rant on the US Open Cup and why MLS teams should enter a round earlier, reaction from midweek games, Week 12 preview and debating the sanctity of the locker room for players and media. In the mailbag, Zlatan’s antics, MLS players as grilled cheese sandwiches and the Rapids’ uncertain future.

3:43 – Here’s what you need to know from Wednesday night’s MLS action

7:01 – Magic of the US Open Cup, as described by the voices of the Open Cup

10:50 – Wiebe: Why MLS teams must enter USOC a round earlier

20:06 – INTERVIEW: Bruce Arena joins ETR to talk about his new gig in New England

35:29 – Why Bruce Arena can take New England into a new era

45:01 – What to watch and what matters in MLS Week 12

51:09 – Is the locker room a sacred place sans media, as Pity Martinez prefers

54:30 – MAILBAG: MLSers as grilled cheese, Zlatan and his antics, Rapids’ future

Direct download: Extratime_May_16_FINAL_AUDIO.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 4:54pm EDT

In this special episode of Extratime, Bobby Warshaw is joined by US U-20 national team head coach Tab Ramos to discuss a whole host of topics.

They include his roster for this summer's FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland, how to improve the youth game stateside and if he could one day land as an MLS coach.

Direct download: 190510_ETL_Special_TabRamos.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 2:02pm EDT

In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, David Gass, Bobby Warshaw and Matt Doyle go in on Major League Soccer’s Week 12. Monday means winners and losers, and there’s no bigger winner than LAFC these days. Bob Bradley, Carlos Vela and the rest of the Black and Gold are on track to obliterate every record in the book. Who would you take in the trophy chase? LAFC? Or the field? Are they actually the Man City of MLS, as Caleb Porter proposed? Other winners: Pity Martinez (finally off the schneid) and Atlanta United, teams that fired their head coaches (no, not the Rapids) and the Houston Dynamo … after a loss.

As for Week 12 losers, the LA Galaxy lead the pack after NYCFC handled them easily. Zlatan can’t do it all, but is he also holding the Galaxy back? Andrew is coming around to Team Bobby, and everyone else is rolling their eyes. Minnesota United have a conundrum, too. How do they get the best out of Darwin Quintero AND Angelo Rodriguez? And how can they start picking up wins at home? Sporting KC are also in the wilderness … and their numbers are dwindling by the day.

Also in this episode … Ben Baer joins for the mailbag to play “Guess that Designated Player!” and explain what Porter was talking about when he said Expected Goals told the real story of Crew SC’s season.

3:57 – LAFC and Carlos Vela chase history as the results (and goals) pile up

8:35 – Need a win? Just dismiss your head coach! It worked for Cincy and the Revs

13:08 – Pity finally gets his goal! Atlanta get another shutout and climb the table

18:20 – The Dynamo lost … and are still a Week 11 winner? How?

25:12 – LA Galaxy look static (three straight Ls) and so does Zlatan

29:08 – Are NYCFC good? They sure look good, in large part thanks to Heber

37:55 – Can Adrian Heath figure out the Quintero-Rodriguez conundrum?

40:32 – Is the season spiraling away for Sporting Kansas City?

52:40 – MAILBAG: Name that DP! Caleb Porters xG comments!

Direct download: Extratime_May_13.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:01pm EDT

In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, David Gass, Bobby Warshaw and Calen Carr tackle the close of MLS’s primary transfer window. Which moves did the guys like the most? Which teams did what they had to do as the count ticked down?

The Rapids certainly didn’t sit on their hands, getting younger and filling holes after they fired head coach Anthony Hudson. The Crew weren’t playing around either, but the winner was either the Seattle Sounders or Portland Timbers. The Athletic’s Sam Stejskal calls in to pull back the curtain.

Meanwhile, Paul Tenorio (yes, too much Athletic) doesn’t have a good nickname, but he does have the lowdown on the Fire’s proposed move from Bridgeview to Soldier Field downtown. FC Cincinnati president and GM Jeff Berding also calls in to explain why he dismissed head coach Alan Koch just 11 games into the club’s first MLS season and what comes next. Could David Moyes coach FCC? It’s possible.

Also in this episode … US Open Cup gets a huge upgrade, The Movement is back and a Minnesota fan gets some Loons swag in the Mailbag.

  • 3:57 – What move, what team, what transfer happening stood out?
  • 8:35 – Doop! Union get the Bobby Warshaw MLS MVP … David Accam!
  • 13:08 – Can Justin Meram rediscover his All-Star form in Atlanta?
  • 18:20 – Transfer window winners, losers and takeaways with Sam Stejskal (The Athletic)
  • 25:12 – US Open Cup gets a (deserved) upgrade and brings the drama
  • 29:08 – Are the Fire moving to Soldier Field? Paul Tenorio (The Athletic) has the details
  • 37:55 – Quick takes on Alan Koch’s dismissal as FC Cincinnati head coach
  • 40:32 – INTERVIEW: FCC president and GM Jeff Berding on why he fired Koch and what’s next (Moyes?)
  • 52:40 – Previewing the new season of The Movement, hosted by Calen Carr
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In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, David Gass, Matt Doyle and Charlie Davies go deep on Major League Soccer’s Week 10. First up, as always, the winners from the weekend: Ezequiel Barco, Jim Curtin and the Union, Dab God aka Derrick Etienne Jr. and New York City FC. As for losers, FC Cincinnati’s tailspin continues – now with hard-truth quotes from Fanendo Adi – and referee Ted Unkel is under the microscope again as Columbus feels jobbed by a controversial call.

Also in this episode, analyzing the Francisco Calvo trade to the Chicago Fire, Diego Valeri joins the 70-70 club and the Timbers make a massive move! Brian Fernandez is headed to the Rose City in a record transfer from Liga MX’s Necaxa. Where will he play? How will he change the Timbers? Last but not least, some extremely MLS-y trades as the transfer deadline looms.

In the mailbag … Charlie picks his all-time 5v5 teammate, the guys identity surprise MLS stars of 2019 and the Houston Dynamo’s fast start is fun (but may not be sustainable).

  • 1:21 – Rock the boat! Barco shines for Atlanta, now off to th U20 WCup
  • 8:05 – Doop! Union keep winning as Jim Curtin pulls the right strings
  • 15:15 – Dab on ‘em, Derrick … Red Bulls take down Zlatan
  • 18:16 – Guess who have only lost once? Guess who is good? NYCFC and Heber
  • 21:50 – Was Caleb Porter right to call out the referees?
  • 33:45 – FC Cincinnati lose again, Fanendo Adi goes in on “identity”
  • 40:56 – New beginnings for Francisco Calvo. Did Fire win the trade?
  • 44:32 – Big winners? Timbers! Three points against RSL, Brian Fernandez deal done
  • 54:06 – MAILBAG: Dream 5v5 players, surprise MLS stars and Dynamo tops PPG

 

Direct download: Extratime_May_6.mp3
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In this episode, Andrew, David, Bobby and Susannah gather to discuss Major League Soccer’s current trend: coaches calling out their own squads. First up, Andrew’s 2019 MLS All-Star presented by Target XI. Got a chance, says Wiebe! Gonna get rolled by Atletico Madrid, says everyone else. Then it’s on to FC Cincinnati and Alan Koch – with plenty of props for the first-place Union – after comments from the coach that made it clear he believes the current squad isn’t enough to compete.

It’s a risky move, as Anthony Hudson found out. The Rapids parted ways with their head coach this week, and GM Padraig Smith called in to Extratime to explain the firing, lay out what comes next and take some responsibility himself. Who are the best candidates for the job? Bobby has a list, but we want to know what you think. In the Week 10 preview, planning for Baby Cameron’s first-ever MLS game at Red Bull Arena, the state of the Texas Derby (and Austin’s place in a few years), Sporting KC’s injury crisis and our ESPN+ games of the week featuring the Ozzie Alonso game, Crew struggles, Toronto FC rumors and Whitecaps-Rapids.

In the mailbag … Cristian Roldan’s red card was successfully appealed and listeners have some fun with the verdict. Plus, the top attacking duos in MLS.

  • 2:56 – Concacaf Champions League final is pure, uncut #CCLFever  
  • 4:41 – Atletico Madrid, Diego Simeone are coming to Orlando for the All-Star Game
  • 7:55 – Bobby helps you understand why the Union are rolling
  • 10:53 – FCC hit a bump in the expansion road, Alan Koch says they need better players
  • 19:30 – INTERVIEW: Rapids GM Padraig Smith on Anthony Hudson firing
  • 30:02 – Crew gives their take on the state of and future of the Rapids
  • 34:30 – Cameron Wiebe is going to Red Bull Arena! Baby’s first MLS game
  • 41:35 – State of the Texas Derby (and Austin’s future place in the Texas triangle)
  • 45:43 – Sporting KC’s injury crisis and Atlanta United’s big chance at three points
  • 54:06 – MAILBAG: Black trash bag of swag, best MLS attacking duos, Roldan chatter
Direct download: Extratime_May_2.mp3
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Andrew, David, Doyle and Calen sit down to analyze every nook and cranny of MLS Week 9. First up, the winners! Omar Browne and the Montreal Impact, who sit tied atop the East. Boniek Garcia and the Houston Dynamo, the quiet powers out West. Oh, and anyone who watched Sporting KC and New England go full-on Concacaf. The Week 9 loser? Gotta be the Rapids, by virtue of Colorado being the final team in the league without a win.

Also in this show … Zlatan talks trash, scores the game winner and tried to go to the Real Salt Lake locker room to apologize. Nedum Onuoha wasn’t having that. The guys put Pity Martinez’s body language and Atlanta performance under the microscope. Minnesota United gets to belt out Wonderwall thanks to another shut out. Seattle and Cristian Roldan have red card beef and a courageous point. Jeremy Ebobisse gets another goal, but should he keep his place in Portland?

  • 3:29 – Omar Browne and the Impact are Week 9’s big winner!
  • 7:25 – **mind blown** Sporting KC and the Revs defied logic in 4-4 draw
  • 17:04 – Calen’s first-ever #Baerantee is Dynamo related…
  • 23:05 – Rapids haven’t won, so they’re the logical Week 9 losers
  • 32:22 – Analyzing Pity Martinez’s body language and Atlanta’s first home win
  • 36:21 – Wonderwall! Two shutouts! Minnesota United finally have their moment
  • 42:11 – LuchoRoo is not the same in 2019 as it was in 2018
  • 44:35 – Zlatan vs. Nedum Onuoha: War of words and then a locker-room visit
  • 49:03 – What is violent conduct? And did Cristian Roldan commit it?
  • 54:09 – It seems you either love Jeremy Ebobisse or you don’t rate him at all
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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:43pm EDT

Andrew, David, Bobby and Susannah pick out the highs and lows of Week 9’s midweek slate and look ahead to the weekend. Are NYCFC back after Dome Torrent admitted he was under pressure? How did the Impact handle business despite travel issues? Is Matias Almeyda’s man-to-man system finally catching on? Plus, back to expansion reality with FC Cincinnati, Sporting KC’s injury woes, Minnesota’s mixed signals and The Athletic’s Paul Tenorio talking LAFC and those Bob Bradley comments.

Also in this show … Tenorio explains why MLS front offices are encouraged by MLS’s move to participate in training compensation and solidarity payments, listeners dream big with new league and playoff formats and Bobby declares himself an “Asterisk Guy.”

2:51 – Are NYCFC back on the right path? Susannah was at Yankee Stadium

5:25 – Planes, trains and automobiles … Montreal takes three points in New England

8:00 – Bobby helps you understand why the Quakes’ man-to-man is working

12:06 – Back to expansion reality for FC Cincinnati…

18:15 – Will injuries sink Sporting KC’s Shield aspirations? Maybe more?

23:54 – Minnesota have some work to do to win at home & sing Wonderwall

27:20 – INTERVIEW: Paul Tenorio (The Athletic) on LAFC and Bob Bradley

32:08 – Tenorio on how training compensation and solidarity payments change MLS

44:42 – Listener mail on Teams No. 28, 29 and schedule/playoffs after expansion

56:27 – Current MLS players who could become future MLS managers

Direct download: Extratime_April_25.mp3
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Dave and Bobby are back, complete with Frisco glow, to break down MLS Week 8 and talk expansion (30 teams!) with Andrew and Doyle. Best team in MLS? No doubt LAFC after Bob Bradley’s team dropped the Sounders 4-1 on Sunday. What makes them special? Can the team (and Carlos Vela) sustain this pace? Plus, Dome Torrent wins after admitting he was on the hot seat, Thierry Henry gets shot down as a replacement for Chris Armas, Frank De Boer puts lipstick on a pig, John Molinaro explains the Jozy-Bill Manning drama and much more!

Plus, takeaways from a historic GA Cup, where Seattle knocked off a who’s who of top international clubs to win the title, and the MLS Board of Governors votes to expand MLS to 30 clubs. What does that mean?

  • 2:31 – LAFC make a statement against the Sounders
  • 9:02 – Dome Torrent says he’s under pressure … then gets first win!
  • 14:33 – Will he? Won’t he? Thierry Henry to Red Bulls gains steam then dies
  • 20:38 – Frank De Boer says they’d win 28 of 30, but Doyle doesn’t agree
  • 26:50 – INTERVIEW: John Molinaro (Sportsnet) explains the Jozy drama
  • 35:30 – Are the guys “sold” on the Galaxy revival?
  • 39:51 – Maybe the Earthquakes aren’t terrible after all!
  • 43:20 – Meanwhile, in Colorado, just one winless team remains in MLS
  • 47:20 – “This is the most positive I’ve been about development” – GA Cup takeaways
  • 54:22 – MLS says it will expand to 30 teams, with STL and Sac as frontrunners
Direct download: April_22_Extratime.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:08pm EDT

The Athletic’s Sam Stejskal joins the Andrew, Doyle and Susannah to bounce around Major League Soccer ahead of Week 8. First up, a very MLS-y midweek win for the Whitecaps, who might not have the results but are starting to show signs of life. The crew also explains why Friday’s UniMas game is a test for both the Galaxy and Dynamo, then wonders when Alberth Elis might be sold. Are Atlanta United making progress? Hard to tell. Is James Sands the next Homegrown stud? Could be. Is Caleb Porter out for some revenge against Portland? You’d think, right?

The biggest game of the weekend, however, comes on Sunday night, as Seattle visit LAFC. The Sounders’ Cristian Roldan calls in to talk flower planters (seriously), Seattle’s blistering form, his choice to re-sign on a TAM deal, draft-day motivation that lingers, his role with the USMNT and his best Clint Dempsey story.

In the mailbag, in honor of the Thierry Henry-to-Red Bulls rumors, the crew unearth former Designated Players they’d like to see become MLS head coaches, for all manner of reasons, good and bad.

1:08 – Good riddance, Sam Stejskal (just kidding, we love you)

3:30 – How the Whitecaps got a very MLS-y win vs. LAFC

8:34 – Big test for both the Galaxy and the Dynamo on Friday

14:48 – When should the Dynamo sell Alberth Elis?

16:55 – Are Atlanta United back on the right track?

20:09 – James Sands appreciation hour, thanks to NYCFC fans

23:56 – Revenge game for Caleb Porter … DP rumors for the Timbers

26:46 – INTERVIEW: Cristian Roldan on Sounders, USMNT, best Dempsey story

46:24 – Bobby and David check in from the GA Cup

55:44 – Henry to the Red Bulls? Other MLS stars who could make the jump

Direct download: Extratime_April_18.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:09pm EDT

In this episode, former US national team striker Charlie Davies joins Wiebe and Doyle to take a hard look at MLS Week 7. First up, a goosebumps-inducing experience at Allianz Field as soccer in Minnesota opened the doors to its forever home.

Plus, is Bradley Wright-Phillips’ role evolving with the Red Bulls? What makes Sporting KC teenager Gianluca Busio so special? Is this the Ezequiel Barco ATLUTD paid $15 million for? Que golazo! Who gets more trophies: LAFC or Sounders?

In the second segment, ESPN’s Taylor Twellman joins the guys to bounce around MLS. Topics covered: St. Louis vs. Sacramento for the 28th team, the Twellman family legacy at Allianz Field, NYCFC’s winless campaign so far, CCL failure and solutions, Robert Lewandowski to MLS (!!!) and Jesse Marsch to Salzburg.

In the mailbag, MLS’s Game of Thrones equivalents, Houston Dynamo keep rolling and the top five stadiums in MLS.

  • 2:35 – First impressions from Allianz Field + compare/contrast with Cincy
  • 7:37 – How can Minnesota make the playoffs? And what’s up with NYCFC?
  • 14:13 – What makes Sporting KC’s Gianluca Busio special?
  • 17:38 – Should BWP’s role with the Red Bulls change?
  • 23:02 – BARCO!!! Looking like a $15 million man
  • 25:49 – More trophies in 2019: LAFC or the Sounders?
  • 28:25 – INTERVIEW: Taylor Twellman on expansion, CCL failure, Robert Lewandowski (!!!)
  • 51:02 – Jesse Marsch gets the Red Bull Salzburg job (and Champions League shot)
  • 52:30 – MAILBAG: MLS Game of Thrones connections, Houston Dynamo and stadium rankings
Direct download: Extratime_April_15.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:20pm EDT

 

In this episode, the crew celebrates Calen’s Hall of Fame status. Which HOF? Don’t you worry about that. There are no worries in Minnesota, either. Not with Allianz Field set to open and future of the professional game in the Twin Cities assured. Andrew explains why Allianz Field means so much to Loons supporters and why it might just be the best soccer stadium in the US. Plus, Kei Kamara’s legacy examined after the Rapids striker moves into 5th on the all-time goal list, the Galaxy land a new center back who you’ll know from Concacaf and the World Cup and the United States’ Gold Cup mandate.

In the second segment, David explains why the GA Cup matters. Long story short, five years from now, today’s prospects will be the real deal and many will be playing at the highest level. Find out who you should be watching, then Real Monarch’s head coach Martin Vasquez calls in to walk you through Real Salt Lake’s development efforts.

In the mailbag, the MLS Iron Throne is up for grabs, so who gets the prime seat? Plus, who is MLS’s Jon Snow? David and Susannah disagree.

4:14 – Allianz Field a dream realized for Twin Cities and Minnesota United

12:53 – Are Houston among MLS’s elite teams? They’re unbeaten…

15:03 – Kei Kamara’s legacy examined after Rapids FWD moves into No. 5 on all-time goal list

22:03 – Galaxy sign Costa Rican Giancarlo Gonzalez to shore up backline

25:25 – Sporting KC and Red Bulls re-evaluate expectations for 2019

29:29 – USMNT goal for the Gold Cup? Win it, period.  

34:25 – Future stars of world soccer take the stage at GA Cup

37:57 – INTERVIEW: Martin Vasquez (Real Monarchs) talks academies, USL and youth development

53:39 – MAILBAG: MLS Game of Thrones!

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In this episode, Matt and Bobby are reunited on Extratime. You know what that means! We’re going DEEP into MLS Week 6. Is LAFC the new ATLUTD? And could Diego Rossi be the next big player sale? On the DC side, Manchester United are scouting Lucho Acosta! In Vancouver, the fans came out for Zlatan, and ‘Caps midfielder Felipe was not happy about it. Was the Brazilian right to be peeved? Plus, Tommy Thompson and San Jose back up their talk, Nani rescues Orlando and the Crew are ever so quietly at the top of the East.

In the second segment, Minnesota United and US men’s national team midfielder Miguel Ibarra calls in to explain how winning changes a club, what it’s like to be a Twin Cities cult hero, what the Allianz Field effect will be like and where the Wonderwall tradition came from. Also, what happened to Sporting KC in Monterrey and how should Peter Vermes approach the second leg?

In the mailbag, the Red Bulls face a conundrum. To press or not to press? That is the question, and Matt and Bobby disagree about the answer.

Major League Soccer's long-running podcast Extratime is now available on YouTube, every Monday and Thursday at 5 pm ET.

  • 1:49 – Biggest game of the weekend turns into statement game for LAFC
  • 9:40 – Diego Rossi: Who are his comps? How much could he be sold for?
  • 14:21 – Man U scouting Lucho Acosta? Rumor mill churns
  • 16:24 – Was it wrong for ‘Caps fans to cheer Zlatan?
  • 20:01 – Tommy Thompson talks that ish, then San Jose back it up
  • 23:11 – Why Bobby says Portland supporters shouldn’t be overly worried
  • 25:28 – Crew are, ever so quietly, top of the Eastern Conference
  • 27:48 – Orlando City thrive on insanity, and Nani is fitting right in
  • 32:50 – INTERVIEW: Miguel Ibarra on Minnesota United, Allianz Field
  • 43:48 – #CCLFever: Leg 1 react + approach to Leg 2 vs. Monterrey
  • 49:26 – MAILBAG: Red Bulls face a conundrum. To press or not to press?
Direct download: Extratime_April_8.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT

Major League Soccer's long-running podcast Extratime is now available on YouTube, every Monday and Thursday at 5 pm ET.

In this episode, D.C. United defender Steven Birnbaum joins Andrew, David, Bobby and Susannah to talk baby reveals on national TV, Wayne Rooney’s golf game and impact on D.C. United, Lucho Acosta’s PSG disappointment, Carlos Vela and LAFC and much, much more. The Athletic’s Pablo Maurer stops by as well to explain where Acosta’s contract and transfer prospects stand as time ticks down on his deal. Then the crew previews Week 6, including the bright spots in Vancouver’s rebuild and Bobby’s must-watch soccer nuggets.

In the second segment, Real Salt Lake defender Nedum Onuoha joins the crew to talk Soccer For All and racism in sport and society. Get Onuoha’s perspective on the headlines swirling around Moise Kean and Juventus, his own history with racism in life and soccer and his hope for a future without what is a blight on the game and our world.

  • 1:32 – Biggest game of the weekend? Gotta be DC-LAFC
  • 5:58 – INTERVIEW: Steve Birnbaum (DC) talks baby reveal, Wayne Rooney, Lucho Acosta & RFK
  • 19:08 – INTERVIEW: Pablo Maurer (The Athletic) lays out Lucho Acosta’s options
  • 26:18 – Whitecaps bright spots as rebuild begins in BC
  • 30:16 – ESPN+ Game of the Week picks
  • 33:25 – A new tradition! What soccer things are Bobby watching in Wk 6?
  • 34:48 – INTERVIEW: Nedum Onuoha (RSL) gives his perspective on racism in soccer, society
  • 50:31 – MAILBAG: Producer Anders finds love!
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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:13pm EDT

Major League Soccer's long-running podcast Extratime is now available on YouTube, every Monday and Thursday at 5 pm ET!

In this episode, it’s all about otherworldly performances from No. 10s. First, Alejandro Pozuelo has Andrew guzzling from the poisoned Toronto FC chalice after one of the best debuts in MLS history. But the Reds’ $11 million man couldn’t match the jaw-dropping exploits of LAFC’s Carlos Vela, who is following Bob Bradley’s request to aspire to Leonel Messi levels while he chases the Landon Donovan MVP trophy. Don’t forget the kids, either! Doyle says a change is underway in MLS. More domestic teenage attackers than ever before are playing and making a real impact.

In the second segment, a heaping helping of #CCLFever with Sporting KC manager Peter Vermes and Peter Brownell. Who, you might ask? The man who discovered #CCLFever, of course! Vermes gives the guys insight into the success of Krisztián Németh (AKA the MLS Sergio Aguero), the matchup with Monterrey in the Concacaf Champions League semifinals and the reason for the change from pressing to possession in KC.

In the mailbag, Calen tells his Memo Rodriguez-Houston Dynamo story, Switzerland decides neutrality is boring and supporters get salty about the refs.

2:55 – Toronto FC’s cup runneth over as Alejandro Pozuelo wows on his debut

6:11 – Story time! Calen on how Cuauhtémoc Blanco multiplied the Fire’s swag

9:17 – Carlos Vela channels inner Leo Messi, by Bob Bradley’s request, as LAFC top table

14:42 – Biggest MLS trend? Doyle says it’s the emergence of so many young, domestic attackers

20:41 – Zlatan! Rooney! Ref beef! What did we learn from Sunday’s action?

26:18 – INTERVIEW: Sporting KC manager Peter Vermes talks touchdown and CCL

42:24 – INTERVIEW: Peter Brownell, the discoverer of #CCLFever

47:05 – Why it would be fitting for Sporting KC to make history and win CCL

54:05 – MAILBAG: Memo and the Dynamo & the Swiss abandon neutrality

Direct download: Extratime_April_1.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:06pm EDT

In this episode, the crew is digging deep into the rumor mill. Would Pep Guardiola trade Man City for MLS and New York City FC? Football consultant Ian McGarry says his contract makes mention of that very possibility! Will Pep actually make the swap? Would he dominate the league? Is any of this actually real?! Who knows, to be honest. Plus, Bobby explains how coaches build a cohesive culture in their teams, Orlando City goes back to basics thanks to a Nani-led players meeting and Zlatan might be back for the Galaxy.

In the second segment, eMLS Cup for dummies (or just Wiebe). First, eMLS correspondent & FIFA YouTuber Jake Barford explains why competitive FIFA is a big deal, then the eMLS Cup favorite Doolsta (Philadelphia Union) stops by to explain how he became a pro player, how he prepares for tournaments, what his parents think and what winning the big one would mean to him.

In the mailbag, the state of the US men’s national team after a win and a draw during the international break.

3:48 – Jozy + Pozuelo on Friday Night MLS on TSN

5:14 – Could Pep Guardiola swap Man City for New York City? Hey, it’s possible!

11:07 – What does it take to build a culture? How, practically, would a coach do it?

17:25 – Have Orlando City found a style that works for them?

21:50 – Zlatan is back! Well, almost … but are LA inching back toward the MLS elite?

24:43 – ESPN+ must-watch matches

28:50 – INTERVIEW: eMLS correspondent & FIFA YouTuber Jake Barford

40:01 – INTERVIEW: eMLS Cup favorite Doolsta on how he became a FIFA pro

53:39 – MAILBAG: State of the US men’s national team

Direct download: Extratime_March_28_REAL.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:27pm EDT

Former US national team star Charlie Davies joins the guys to talk MLS Week 4, the US national team’s new era and the Gold Cup field. But first, David returns from Colombia bearing MLS gifts for his fellow hosts! EL PIBE!!!

Put some #respeckt on FC Cincinnati’s name. Everybody doubted them, but the results are falling into place. Doyle explains how that’s happening, then Davies takes the temperature of the listless Revs. Then it’s time for an ethical quandary. To admit to a deflection or not? Walker Zimmerman calls in to talk LAFC, USMNT, that new contract and Carlos Vela’s left foot.

In the second segment, Columbus Crew and US national team midfielder Wil Trapp takes you behind the scenes of Gregg Berhalter’s setup. What’s the vibe in camp? What does he ask of his No. 6? What to expect vs. Chile? Then Davies gives his take on the progress and future of the program and his hopes for 2026. More black trash bag of swag in the mailbag!

  • 3:58 – Put some #respeckt on FC Cincinnati’s name
  • 10:05 – Looking for signs of life as Revs fall very flat
  • 17:02 – INTERVIEW: Walker Zimmerman on the Striker’s Code, LAFC, USMNT
  • 28:58 – INTERVIEW: Wil Trapp pulls back the USMNT curtain under Berhalter
  • 37:48 – Positives (and a couple negatives) from US vs. Ecuador
  • 44:41 – Inside the former USMNT group chat with Charlie Davies
  • 51:09 – New hope for Canada as Gold Cup, Nations League A loom
  • 55:44 – MAILBAG: VAR-ma for RSL, bad-record teams that’ll be alright
Direct download: March_25_Extratime.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT

Sam Stejskal (National Writer, MLSsoccer.com) calls in to give the lowdown on Inter Miami’s early strategy. What sort of Designed Player model do they prefer? Will they spend the big bucks on a big name? What coach fits the bill? Plus, Stejskal gives the crew the latest scouting report on Toronto FC’s new No. 10, Alejandro Pozuelo.

Stay tuned for a well of positivity around the US national team – seriously, it feels good to feel good about the Nats – and a must-listen interview with Paxton Pomykal. On the list of topics: what makes the FC Dallas academy so special, title chances at the U-20 World Cup, European dreams and the path to get there and … Fortnite?

Also in this episode, an ode to the chronically underrated Nacho Piatti, Ben Baer in the mailbag and much more!

  • 1:56 – Did NYCFC sign a new No. 9 … or another winger?
  • 4:36 – Sam Stejskal on Inter Miami signings, coaching search
  • 11:42 – Sam Stejskal gives the scouting report on TFC’s Alejandro Pozuelo
  • 16:02 – An ode to the chronically underappreciated Ignacio Piatti
  • 21:50 – Clean slate for USMNT? Yes, please. Leave the past behind!
  • 27:16 – INTERVIEW: Paxton Pomykal on FC Dallas, US U-20s and European dreams
  • 48:54 – MAILBAG: Panic meter, set-piece monsters, MLS Week 4
Direct download: March_21_Extratime.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:03pm EDT

Former USMNT and MLS striker Charlie Davies joins Andrew, Doyle and Calen for an extra special episode from the AT&T MLS Studios.

First up, a non-soccer question: Do you believe in ghosts? Andrew didn’t until he stayed in an old house in Cincinnati alone … and left in the middle of the night to check into a hotel. FC Cincinnati wowed the MLS universe on Sunday as their first-ever MLS home was a success on the field and off. Plus, are the Timbers in trouble or is this just a blip? Who’s the best team in the league after three weeks? Should Kaku stop tweeting? Which clubs have the most to worry about? 

Also in this episode,  Davies on Tyler Adams, Christian Pulisic and the USMNT, plus a deep dive on goal celebrations against former clubs. Would you do it? The studio is split.

  • 1:45 – Do you believe in ghosts?
  • 5:49 – Cincinnati steals the MLS show on and off the field
  • 16:57 – Are the Timbers in trouble? Or is this just a blip?
  • 21:02 – Who is the best team in MLS after three weeks?
  • 27:16 – Kaku tweets, misses match for Red Bulls … What’s going on?
  • 33:13 – Which teams, with zero or one point, should be the most concerned?
  • 39:40 – Tyler Adams, Christian Pulisic and the first-team for the USMNT
  • 47:42 – Alphonso Davies gets his first goal with Bayern Munich
  • 55:01 – Is celebrating a goal against your old club disrespectful? The studio is split
Direct download: Extratime_March_18.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT

Susannah reveals she doesn’t have #CCLFever (gasp) as the crew laments this week’s disappointing results against Liga MX. Is MLS making progress? Yes, it’s just slower than we’d like. Tune in for the Week 3 preview, then it is on to the big conversations.

First, MLSsoccer.com national writer Sam Stejskal joins Andrew and David to explain how MLS teams spend the big bucks and why the way we’re talking about it is wrong. Forget Designated Player tags. That’s just the beginning. To explain more, Sounders GM Garth Lagerwey stops by the studio to talk Seattle spend, MLS roster-building trends, CCL progress and the US national team under Gregg Berhalter.

Also in this episode, a listener rates the Extratime hosts on the FIFA scale. The results are surprising and hilarious.

2:00 – BIG REVEAL! Susannah does not have CCL Fever…

4:46 – Liga MX handles business head-to-head with MLS in the CCL quarters

7:22 – Is MLS making progress in CCL?

13:00 – Atlanta United bow out of CCL, but get a consolation prize

17:53 – The best to come in MLS Week 3

28:03 – INTERVIEW: MLSsoccer.com national writer Sam Stejskal on why we’re talking about MLS spending all wrong

35:48 – INTERVIEW: Sounders’ GM Garth Lagerwey on how MLS teams spend, how that has to change, CCL & USMNT

57:43 – MAILBAG: A listener rates the Extratime hosts on the FIFA scale

Direct download: ExtraTime_March_14.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:24pm EDT

The guys unveil the Atlanta United Panic Meter to gauge the frustration among the Five Stripes faithful. Free space (disappointment) in the Concacaf Champions League against Monterrey then a draw at home to FC Cincinnati? Something is off, but what is it? The guys dig in, then give Cincy their due, analyze Bob Bradley’s Carlos Vela-Lionel Messi comparison, celebrate FC Dallas’ first win under Luchi Gonzalez and preview the second leg of the #CCLFever quarterfinals.

Also in this episode, interviews with Minnesota United defender Francisco Calvo and FC Cincinnati and USMNT midfielder Kenny Saief.

2:24 – What is wrong with Atlanta United?

7:11 – Are the Five Stripes faithful … “spoiled?”

16:31 – What does this historic result mean for FC Cincinnati?

18:18 – Bob Bradley wants Carlos Vela to channel Messi. What does that mean?

19:56 – Luchi Gonzalez gets his first pro win, FC Dallas impress Doyle

22:05 – You might have missed ______ from Week 2

26:27 – Who has a chance to make the Concacaf Champions league semis?

29:13 – INTERVIEW: Francisco Calvo (MNUFC) on perfect start, R-E-S-P-E-C-T & Pura Vida

43:39 – INTERVIEW: Kenny Saief (FCC) on his dream start, move to Cincy and USMNT future

51:17 – MAILBAG: New MLS Fantasy winner, praise for Susannah and more

Direct download: Extratime_March_11.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:20pm EDT

Extratime announces the biggest signing in the podcast’s history! Susannah Collins arrives on a Designated Player deal, bringing with her a fly wardrobe and a voice of reason. The latter is especially useful as the crew digs into a painful week of Concacaf Champions League results that saw #CCLFever break around MLS. Four games, four losses. What does it all mean? What’s wrong with Atlanta United? Is this classic Red Bulls? Can Sporting KC carry the torch? For now, Liga MX’s hegemony remains intact.

Also in this episode, an interview with Nashville SC head coach Gary Smith (38:42), details on MLS transfer dealings in the works from MLSsoccer.com national writer Sam Stejskal, a Week 2 preview and a laugh-out-loud Mailbag, including a logo explains for ETR's new look.

3:44 – #CCLFever dreams spoiled in quarterfinals

11:19 – What happened to ATLUTD? Are De Boer’s tactics holding them back?

13:32 – CAI are the story of CCL so far! Can Sporting KC come back at home?                                                                       

16:22 – That’s so Metro? Or a new strain of Red Bulls misery in CCL?

19:05 – SAM STEJSKAL: Transfer moves still to come in MLS

22:58 – MLS Week 2 begins with FC Dallas trolling Zlatan (plus Joe Corona signs)

27:59 – When will FC Cincinnati get their first win? Should they tweak tactics?

33:06 – Susannah picked Timbers for MLS Cup … so what does she want to see in LA?

35:30 – The crew names their ESPN+ game of the weekend

38:42 – INTERVIEW: Gary Smith on being named Nashville SC head coach, DP spend and 2020

55:08 – MAILBAG: Hamid vs. Guzan, ETR’s new crest explainer, bad CCL poetry

Direct download: Extratime_March_7.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:02pm EDT

In this episode, the crew goes deep on Week 1 of the 2019 MLS season. Favorite moment? Best individual performance? Which team proved the most? Which burning question went unanswered? Plus, 16-year-old Efra Alvarez steals the show in LA, so how should Guillermo Barros Schelotto manage his young star? FC Cincinnati are officially an MLS team, but they’ve got their work cut out for them. Jordan Morris is back! What does it mean for the Sounders and USMNT?

Also in this episode, an interview with Crew co-owner Dr. Pete Edwards, insight on Toronto FC’s massive No. 10 signing from MLSsoccer.com national writer Sam Stejskal and more a hilarious MLS dating email in the Mailbag.

Time Segment
3:10 ETR crew’s favorite thing from Week 1
6:22 How should GBS manage 16-year-old Efra Alvarez?
11:34 How did FC Cincinnati fare in their first MLS match?
15:38 Jordan Morris is back! What does it mean for Sounders? USMNT?
18:19 Best individual performances in Week 1 was _______
22:17 The coldest game in MLS history was bonkers
24:24 Which team proved the most in Week 1?
28:15 The biggest questions that went unanswered in Week 1
31:38 INTERVIEW: Crew co-owner Dr. Pete Edwards on Crewsmas, #SaveTheCrew, CLB’s future
44:10 MLSsoccer.com national writer Sam Stejskal on Pozuelo, Giovani Dos Santos conclusion
51:12 #CCLFever preview: Fear or no fear with Liga MX looming?
56:31 MAILBAG: First fantasy winner + MLS clubs as potential mates
Direct download: March_4_Extratime.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 4:52pm EDT

In this episode, the crew makes their final predictions before the MLS season begins!

First up, MLS’s Concacaf Champions League prognosis and the latest on the Giovani dos Santos situation in LA and Nico Gaitan’s impending transfer to the Chicago Fire (10:55). Once that’s out of the way, it’s time to name the team most likely to win multiple trophies, the team most likely to drop OUT of the playoffs and the one most likely to jump IN to the postseason field as well as Wooden Spoon and Leicester City-style dark horse MLS Cup contenders (31:20).

Also in this episode, an interview with Jordan Morris (35:11, Seattle Sounders FC) and more fearless listener predictions in the Mailbag.

3:20 – Which MLS games should you watch on opening weekend

7:58 – Where does MLS stand in the Concacaf Champions League?

10:55 – INTERVIEW: Sam Stejskal on Giovani dos Santos/Galaxy DP situation + Nico Gaitan

16:48 – Best bet for silverware in MLS is…

20:10 – The team you’re most interested in is…

23:26 – Toronto FC of 2019: Which 2018 playoff team that will miss out?

26:28 – Which coach is under the most pressure?

28:43 – Most likely to “win” the Wooden Spoon?

31:20 – Who could be this year’s Leicester City? Darkhorse MLS Cup picks

35:11 – INTERVIEW: Seattle Sounders and USMNT forward Jordan Morris

48:28 – MAILBAG: Listener predictions and hot takes!

Direct download: Extratime_2.28.19.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT

It's prediction time! With cameras trained on their every move -- head over to Major League Soccer's YouTube channel to get the full Extratime experience -- the crew gathers in the studio to forecast the 2019 season. In other words, make wild/educated guesses.

With the focus on individual awards, Andrew, Doyle, Bobby and David pick their AT&T Rookie of the Year, All-State Goalkeeper of the Year, Defender of the Year, D-Mid of the Year, Comeback Player of the Year, Assist King, Golden Boot pres. by Audi and Landon Donovan Most Valuable Player award. Plus, some made-up awards that bring the laughs.

The guys also hit the soccer headlines of the day with Sam Stejskal (MLSsoccer.com), chat with Taylor Twellman (ESPN) from his home office and get the lowdown on the 10-part documentary We Are LAFC, now available on ESPN+, from executive producer Jon Weinbach.

5:02 Which MLS teams -- looking at you, ATL -- will advance in CCL?
15:07 Sam Stejskal on MLS and the transfer market
23:07 Extratime's 2019 MLS award predictions
43:20 Extratime's makes up their own prediction categories!
57:36 INTERVIEW: Taylor Twellman on Wooden Spoon, Chicharito, Gio dos Santos
1:13:26 INTERVIEW: 'We Are LAFC' executive producer Jon Weinbach
1:23:30 Extratime's 2019 #Baerantees
1:32:31 Listener #Baerantees!
Direct download: Feb_25_Extratime.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:47pm EDT

ExtraTime Radio is changing, but first one last episode behind closed doors. First up, free space in #CCLFever (and some positive results as well). Then the MLS Bird Dog Sam Stejskal drops by to run through the league's biggest headlines (Pozuelo, Americans getting TAM deals, Nani, Timbers No. 9, LA Galaxy DPs) and Nashville SC CEO Ian Ayre calls in to chat about the new crest and the build to MLS. Finally, previews for the final six teams before next week's predictions shows.

  • 13:30 - Sam Stejskal around MLS
  • 22:36 - Nashville SC CEO Ian Ayre
  • 35:00 - D.C. United Preview
  • 40:50 - LAFC preview
  • 46:03 - Montreal Impact preview
  • 51:38 - Portland Timbers preview
  • 58:35 - Seattle Sounders preview
  • 1:05:21 - Real Salt Lake preview
  • 1:11:42 - Mailbag
Direct download: ETR_Feb_21.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:26pm EDT

Competitive soccer is almost here, and it's the real deal: Concacaf Champions League. The guys preview all five MLS participants, give you a fun fact about the rest of the field and try to stay positive. Free space, after all, is disappointment.

  • 9:45 - HOU
  • 16:56 - SKC
  • 25:57 - TFC
  • 34:13 - RBNY
  • 41:30 - ATL
  • 53:13 - Every other CCL team
  • 1:05:14 - Mailbag
Direct download: Feb_18.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:43am EDT

On this episode, MLS bird dog Sam Stejskal (@SamStejskal) takes you around MLS, providing the lowdown on Portland’s bid for Eduardo Vargas, those Nagbe-to-Crew rumors, Kekuta Manneh to Cincinnati and much more! Then the guys take a closer look at the Union, NYCFC, LA Galaxy, Columbus Crew, Vancouver Whitecaps and FC Dallas. In the mailbag, it’s a listener-led roast of the hosts!

  • 6:59 - Sam Stejskal's MLS headlines
  • 14:30 - Union season preview
  • 20:15 - NYCFC season preview
  • 28:10 - LA Galaxy season preview
  • 34:04 - FC Dallas season preview
  • 39:45 - Crew season preview
  • 45:44 - Whitecaps season preview
  • 52:24 - Mailbag: Listeners roast the hosts!
Direct download: ETRFeb142019.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:07pm EDT

The season is almost upon us! Part 1 of ExtraTime Radio's four season preview pods starts now.

First, Darlington Nagbe isn't training with Atlanta, so does that mean a trade to Crew and Caleb Porter is in the offing? Plus, five minutes on FC Cincinnati, San Jose, Orlando City, Colorado, Chicago, Minnesota, and New England.

5:00 Nagbe trade?

18:46 FC Cincinnati season preview

25:00 San Jose Earthquakes season preview

30:42 Orlando City SC season preview

35:46 Colorado Rapids season preview

41:30 Chicago Fire season preview

47:20 Minnesota United season preview

53:58 New England Revolution season preview

1:01:33 Mailbag starting with each ETR hosts soccer comp (and Bobby being a classic enigmatic #9)

Direct download: ETRfeb11.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:22pm EDT

Marco Fabian? To the Union? Hey, it could happen! And if it does, would the signing make Philadelphia an MLS Cup contender? Hard maybe, but they'd definitely be more interesting.

Andrew, Bobby and David sit down the Green Room to talk Fabian, the looming possibility that Fredy Montero will return to Vancouver (with Bryan Ruiz???), Jesse Marsch's big opportunity with Red Bull and the 18-year-old Dane the red side of New York is reportedly chasing plus all the other headlines fit to discuss.

MLSsoccer.com's Sam Stejskal calls in to give the lowdown on Giovani dos Santos' situation with the Galaxy, details on a pair of DP signings in New York City and Salt Lake and the changing sands for decision makers. Toronto FC head coach Greg Vanney also joins to break down what Concacaf Champions League really means for an MLS club.

Time Segment
3:21 What would Marco Fabian mean to the Union?
12:38 Bryan Ruiz? Fredy Montero? 'Caps + silly season
15:30 Jesse Marsch to Red Bull Salzburg? New York chase 18-year-old Danish FWD
26:21 BIRD DOG: Sam Stejskal on Gio/LA, NYCFC's big signings, RSL's new striker and more
40:38 INTERVIEW: Toronto FC's Greg Vanney talks Concacaf Champions League
54:42 ExtraTime Radio Mailbag: Daryl Grove, USMNT tactics, int'l scouting network
Direct download: Feb72019.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:27pm EDT

Preseason rolls on, with all the predictably bizarre headlines and overreactions. Andrew, Bobby and Dave sit down in the Green Room to break down a pair of Designated Player forwards signed by NYCFC and Real Salt Lake. Will Alexandru Mitrita be worth the reported $9 million price tag? Who is Sam Johnson, the Liberian forward headed to Utah from Norway's Valerenga?

Then, after Gregg Berhalter's first US national team camp closes with another win, the guys identity the winners, the potential starters and parse the details to figure out what was noise and what was important. Plus, Tyler Adams has hearts aflutter in Germany, and Alphonso Davies got the call for Bayern Munich.

Also in this episode: Red Bulls head coach Chris Armas on style, identity and how they mesh in New York, Anthony Hudson explains the Rapids rebuild, North American soccer bucket list in the mailbag.

  • 5:21 - NYCFC pay big money for Alexandru Mitrita
  • 13:00 - Who is RSL DP signing Sam Johnson?
  • 24:54 - Red Bulls' Chris Armas on style vs. identity
  • 39:22 - USMNT January camp winners + possible starters
  • 1:09:58 - Rapids' Anthony Hudson on the rebuild
  • 1:27:30 - North American soccer bucket lists
Direct download: Feb_4_2019.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:06pm EDT

Quiet week in MLS, huh? As the transfer window in Europe closed, MLS teams got pulled into the drama. First, Miguel Almiron finally got his Newcastle move for a fee that Andrew, Bobby and Dave argues changes the league as we know it. Then Sebastian Giovinco picked up and moved to Al Hilal in Saudi Arabia. Why did the deal make sense for Toronto? What is the Atomic Ant's legacy? Oh, and Lucho Acosta to PSG? Mind blown.

Also in this show ... Digging into DP moves by the Whitecaps and Revs, evaluating the Ike Opara trade and talking USMNT in the mailbag.

  • 3:35 - Miguel Almiron to Newcastle
  • 11:08 - Giovinco and Toronto FC part ways
  • 22:39 - Lucho Acosta ... to PSG?
  • 31:30 - Who won the Ike Opara trade?
  • 44:25 - Vancouver grab Asian Cup star as Young DP
  • 49:55 - Carles Gil to NE as a DP
  • 53:33 - Mailbag
  • 1:04:01 - Looking ahead to US-Costa Rica
Direct download: ETR_Jan_31_2019.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:44pm EDT

Who were the big winners on the field in Gregg Berhalter’s first game in charge of the US national team? What tactical wrinkles did the guys pick out? And how close was this to a first choice XI? Andrew, David and Doyle hit the game, then focus on the Gold Cup. What would your lineup look like?

Also in this episode…

Stay or go? Toronto FC and Sebastian Giovinco are doing the transfer rumor dance. What are Red Bulls options with Kaku stumping for a move? Plus, Minnesota United head coach Adrian Heath talks No. 9s, and D.C. United legend Ben Olsen on witnessing the rebirth of a club.

6:00 - USMNT

29:25 - 10 minutes with Adrian Heath on No. 9s

42:00 - MLS news (Giovinco, more Kaku) and rumors

57:31 - 10 minutes with Ben Olsen on a new D.C. United

1:10:50 - ExtraTime Mailbag

Direct download: Jan_Today.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:09pm EDT

The winter transfer window is just now getting into gear. The Pity Martinez deal is done, but now Atlanta United need to sell Miguel Almiron. Could Tottenham Hotspur get in the mix? What if ... they can't get a deal done?

Plus, Kaku's agent is negotiating hard int he press -- a little too hard, you could argue -- and the player himself is asking the Red Bulls to sell him to Club America. What's going to happen next? It's anyone's guess.

Also in this show: Nick Hagglund trade analysis, Gregory van der Wiel gets the boot in Toronto, Timbers chase Tigres young gun and Tim Howard hangs them up.

1:07 Is Pity Martinez the best player in MLS?
14:55 Kaku and his agent up the ante ... and maybe go too far?
21:02 Gregory van der Wiel and Toronto FC file for divorce
26:22 Nick Hagglund goes home, but did FC Cincinnati over pay?
32:33 FC Dallas hit a home run with Chris Richards sale to Bayern Munich
41:03 INTERVIEW: Gio Savarese on why MLS is attracting South Americans
53:21 INTERVIEW: Remi Garde on his transition to MLS, first impressions
1:01:33 Gregg Berhalter's USMNT debut in the mailbag
Direct download: ETRJan24.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:47pm EDT

The guys cover all the big news around the league and sit down for 10 good minutes with Jim Curtin and Luchi Gonzalez.

2:20 Sacramento Republic FC get a big boost

10:00 Kaku, Alberth Elis, & Carlos Vela rumors

16:44 FC Cincinnati make more moves, but do they make sense?

21:10 Diego Fagundez says he wants out in radio interview

23:46 INTERVIEW: Jim Curtin on transition from player to coach

37:55 Chicago Fire depth chart ... where are the outside backs?

44:14 What are they cooking up in Vancouver?

53:57 INTERVIEW: Luchi Gonzalez on linking academy, first team

1:32:42 Mailbag: Jozy Altidore's future, Brad 
Friedel's culture change, ETR games, and more

Direct download: Show_today.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:59pm EDT

Austin is the 27th team in MLS! David is joined by Doyle and Bobby to cover the historic news and 2021 launch, and the guys hit the rumors and transfers making headlines. Plus 10 good minutes with the Whitecaps’ Marc Dos Santos on his own career, Sounders’ Brian Schmetzer on what fuels rivalries, and James O’Connor on facing adversity and a big 2019 for Orlando City.

 

3:40 Austin FC

9:18 Josef Extension

16:50 Bounce around the league

24:46 Marc Dos Santos

40:08 Brian Schmetzer

52:08 James O’Connor

1:02:36 Mailbag

Direct download: Jan17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:49pm EDT

Matt Doyle is back in the world of the living! After weeks in the sick house, the Armchair Analyst is back to help Andrew, David and Bobby break down the SuperDraft, dig into the biggest news around MLS and wax poetic about Sigi Schmid and the art of player development.

Plus, interviews with NYCFC's Claudio Reyna (David Villa's replacement, state of the club, Dome Torrent and producing great American players) and D.C. United's Dave Kasper (Wayne Rooney, Loudon United and the future of the club).

  • 6:15 - Coach of the Year named for Sigi Schmid
  • 9:02 - Frankie Amaya goes No. 1 to FC Cincinnati + MatiGol rumors
  • 17:42 - Which SuperDraft picks can make an impact in Year 1?
  • 20:44 - Gio dos Santos buyout, Turkey comes for Elis, playing matchmaker w/ Joao Plata
  • 28:41 - Ozzie Alonso to MNUFC + Benny Feilhaber to Rapids
  • 32:05 - INTERVIEW: Claudio Reyna on replacing David Villa at NYCFC, producing the next great American player
  • 54:01 - INTERVIEW: D.C. United's Dave Kasper talks Wayne Rooney, Loudon United and the future of the club
  • 1:13:47 - Mailbag: What's the future of the SuperDraft?
Direct download: Jan15ETR.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:21pm EDT

The Crew are saved. Long live the Crew.

On the eve of a special day in Columbus, it's time to introduce a pair of new faces in Columbus. Fresh off being introduced, head coach Caleb Porter and president Tim Bezbatchenko join ExtraTime Radio to explain how they ended up back in Ohio, what new ownership and bright future mean to the supporters, city and themselves and lay out their ambitions for a new era of the Crew.

Plus, it's SuperDraft time! With Dave and Bobby bursting with insider information following a week in Orlando at the 2019 adidas MLS Player Combine, the guys name their top prospects and try to put the day in perspective. Sporting KC head coach Peter Vermes goes even further, giving a coach and executive's take on the past, present and future of the SuperDraft.

  • 4:55 - SuperDraft preview: Who could go No. 1?
  • 17:50 - Peter Vermes on the future of SuperDraft
  • 29:56 - Caleb Porter explains why he's coming back to Ohio
  • 56:27 - Tim Bezbatchenko plots out Crew's bright future
  • 1:18:02 - Mailbag: Saying goodbye to the Geiger Show
Direct download: ETRJan10.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:57pm EDT

A packed show covering MLS Combine, rumors and transfers. Plus interviews with two general managers and one head coach!

15:03 Dennis Te Kloese on the LA Galaxy’s four designated players

19:52 MLS rumors and transfers

37:49 Alan Koch on what makes good expansion teams and FCC’s moves to come

52:08 Nelson Rodriguez on Chicago Fire offseason and moves to come

1:17:27 Mailbag

Direct download: ETR.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:26pm EDT

We’re back! After a relaxing break, the guys are back to help you catch up on all the news you missed during the holidays. Frank De Boer to ATLUTD, Guillermo Barros Schelotto to the Galaxy, a front-office carousel in the Eastern Conference, signings and trades galore. David, Bobby and Sam have plenty to cover from Orlando, including the upcoming 2019 adidas Player Combine and SuperDraft. Who will go No. 1? The guys give their takes then tackle listener takes in the mailbag.

3:05 The Crew are saved, now how promising is their future?

7:16 GBS taking over the LA Galaxy

13:42 What does Frank De Boer mean for ATL

17:50 Is the future of MLS "DP" coaches

24:22 Transfers, trades, signings, and everything else that went down.

33:14 Combine & draft coverage plus trade rumors.

48:34 Mailbag

51:44 Debate over Pulisic's move to Chelsea

Direct download: ETR_JAn3_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:48pm EDT

David finishes off the holiday season with by sitting down with three unique people around the US Soccer sphere. First Kenny Cooper son of a NASL player, former Manchester United player, and one of the best goal scorers in MLS history. Next Brent Kallman a semi-pro poker player and Minnesota United's longest tenured player. To close out David Brett Wasser comes on to talk about his mission to preserve video of some of the glorious lost moments in US Soccer history.

00:32 Kenny Cooper

27:22 Brent Kallman

47:39 David Brett Wasser

Direct download: ETR_Jan1_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:11pm EDT

Our holiday specials roll on hour-long, in-depth interview with Alan Gordon. From scraping through Juco soccer to make it out, Portland Timbers A-League days, falling in love with soccer, finding his feet alongside David Beckham, and much more.

Direct download: ETRDec27_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:32pm EDT

Happy holidays from ExtraTime Radio! Our gift to you? This hour-long, in-depth interview with Maurice Edu. From his days at Maryland to Toronto FC, Rangers, the US national team and World Cup, Stoke City (plus a loan to Turkey), the Union and everywhere in between, head into the Green Room for a behind-the-scenes glimpse into Edu's career.

Direct download: Mo_Edu_Special.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:10pm EDT

David, Matt, and Bobby drop into the Green Room for one last time in 2018. The guys cover the first USMNT roster in Gregg Berhalter's tenure, including some surprising names. They also hit MLS trade winners/losers and take a peek into the LA Galaxy coaching search. Then Luke Sassano drops in to talk about the FC Cincinnati roster build, a few of their big-name acquisitions and what the next few weeks hold for the new boys. To close it all out, a giant mailbag of all topics suggested by listeners!

Don't forget to stick with ExtraTime Radio through the holidays. There are three holiday specials coming up, featuring Maurice Edu, Alan Gordon, Kenny Cooper and more special guests.

2:58 USMNT January camp roster

13:59 2019 MLS home openers

15:36 LAG coaching woes

20:29 Trades for NE Revs, SKC, and Colorado

27:26 Luke Sassano Interview

46:17 Mailbag extravaganza

Direct download: ETR_Dec20_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00pm EDT

Playoffs? Yes, we're talking about playoffs, a brand new format, in fact. Then the guys interview the new head coach of FC Dallas, former academy director Luchi Gonzalez, and discuss the other coaching big openings at the Galaxy, ATLUTD and Crew SC.

Plus, silly season is in full swing, complete with a bevy of rumors, including DP rumbles from FC Cincinnati, MLZ in LA and questions about what the Revs and Sporting KC will look like in 2019. In the mailbag, listeners wonder about Gregg Berhalter's first USMNT squad.

11:53 Luchi Gonzalez

37:25 How will FCD play and what will they look like?

51:02 Piojo to LA Galaxy? Caleb Porter to CLB? GBS to ATL?

1:08:28 2019 Audi MLS Playoff format changes

1:15:08 Zlatan's return

1:21:19 Matias Fernandez for FCC?

1:38:20 Mailbag on USMNT and Ozzie Alonso's future

Direct download: ETR_Decq7_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:10pm EDT

FC Cincinnati comes together, MLS moves and rumors, plus coaching changes true and false. Andrew Wiebe also sits down with the victorious president of Atlanta United, Darren Eales.

Direct download: ETR_Dec13_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:09pm EDT

The 23rd MLS season is over, and Atlanta United are the champions. Wiebe, David, Doyle and Bobby gather for the annual post mortem show in a hotel room in downtown Atlanta.

 

Direct download: ETR_MLS_Cup_FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:21pm EDT

What's the best way to get ready for the 23rd MLS Cup? ExtraTime Radio, of course. ESPN's Taylor Twellman stops by the Green Room to explain what it's like to lose four finals, what's at stake for both clubs and where the tactical battle will be won and lost.

Plus, Bobby Boswell takes you inside Atlanta United, including an epic Tata Martino story, and Portland Timbers GM & President of Soccer Gavin Wilkinson explains how the squad was built and pulls back the curtain on his job.

In the mailbag, Bobby gets flamed by Five Stripes supporters, the '06 Revs go under the microscope and the guys try to figure out whose parade speech would draw headlines.

Direct download: ETR_MLS_CUp_Preview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:43pm EDT

How does an ExtraTime Radio special with new US men's national team head coach Gregg Berhalter sound? Good? Good. Consider this an MLS Cup week gift from the guys!

While you're at it, go back and listen to Monday's episode with Justin Meram giving the player's perspective on Berhalter and Inter Miami sporting director Paul McDonough pulling back the curtain on how ATLUTD were built.

Direct download: ETR_Berhalter_special.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:21pm EDT

Gregg Berhalter is officially USMNT boss. Tyler Adams is headed to RB Leipzig. It's MLS Cup week, and the news slows down for no one.

First, ATLUTD's odds of winning stand at 77 percent according to FiveThirtyEight. That seems high, but how high? Then the Crew's Justin Meram joins to explain what the USMNT is getting in Berhalter, and former ATLUTD vice president and current Inter Miami sporting director Paul McDonough explains how the squad was built and what's going on with his latest expansion project.

In the mailbag, a mouse steals the show, Sporting KC's transfer policy comes under the microscope and the guys wish Andrew a happy life.

  • 4:35 - ATLUTD favorites as MLS Cup week begins
  • 11:17 - It is finally official: Gregg Berhalter is USMNT manager
  • 20:07 - Justin Meram on what USMNT is getting in Berhalter
  • 33:48 - What does move mean for Tyler Adams? The Red Bulls?
  • 42:50 - Inter Miami CF sporting director Paul McDonough
  • 1:01:55 - ExtraTime Radio Mailbag
Direct download: ETR_Dec_3_FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:59pm EDT

We are finally here with MLS Cup locked in the guys gather for a late night special to digest the action. And they hit it all from celebrating with ATL and PTFC to looking at what went wrong for SKC and NYRB plus what those clubs futures could hold.

 

3:47 Timbers victory and reaction to SKC

30:28 ATL seal the deal and are NYRB in for a change this offseason?

56:11 Mario Balotelli why always rumors?

59:00 David Villa's legacy and what does NYCFC do now?

 

Direct download: ETR_ConfChamps.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:12am EDT

From ecstasy (Atlanta United) to agony (Red Bulls) and the middle ground in between (Timbers and Sporting KC), Leg 1 of the Conference Championships had a little something for everyone. Andrew, David and Matt jump in the Green Room to celebrate the Five Stripes and dig into Chris Armas' gameplan. Did New York overthink it ... again?

Then The Athletic's Paul Tenorio calls in just minutes after breaking Zack Steffen to Man City, and MLSsoccer.com's own bird dog, Sam Stejskal, explains why Tab Ramos is a prime candidate for the FC Dallas job. Plus, more on Orlando City parting ways with their GM, and the Galaxy's chase for the director of Mexico’s national teams to lead their soccer operations.

In the mailbag, the guys put together their Best XI of MLS managers. Who will play center back? It's a tough choice.

Time Segment
2:21 Atlanta United ecstasy, Red Bulls misery ... Did Armas overthink it?
32:17 Goose eggs in Portland as Timbers, Sporting KC lag behind
43:41 Paul Tenorio on Zack Steffen to Man City, Orlando City GM out and MLS fliers
1:01:26 Sam Stejskal on why Tab Ramos and FC Dallas could be a fit, plus Te Kloese to Galaxy
1:11:21 MAILBAG: MLS head coach Best XI
Direct download: Nov_26_ETR.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:24pm EDT

What are the guys thankful for this year? Listen to find out. The meat of the show, of course, are previews for both Conference Championships. Will Red Bulls-Atlanta United live up to the hype? Can Portland lay claim to title of MLS elite? Does Sporting KC have what it takes to get to the promised land? Plus, in the mailbag, listeners give their Thanksgiving dinner equivalents in MLS. Warning: it gets petty.

Direct download: ETR_Thanksgiving.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:12pm EDT

Adios Papi in Dallas? One more year for Jim Curtin in Philly? The coaching carousel just keeps spinning in MLS.

Monday brought big news for FC Dallas and the Union, so Andrew, David and Doyle start there following an off weekend for the Audi 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs. First up, what does a one-year deal mean for Curtin, the Union and sporting direction Ernst Tanner? Then, with the news literally breaking on the show, what's next for Oscar Pareja and FC Dallas?

Also in this episode ... Doyle's message to panicking USMNT supporters, Josef Martinez's insightful article in the The Player's Tribune, another World Cup for Tab Ramos and the US U-20s, FC Cincinnati folks give their take on the new crest and much more.

Time Segment
6:06 Jim Curtin gets another year -- but just one, for now -- in Philly
18:10 Oscar Pareja says adios to FC Dallas after 20 years
32:52 Who should replace Pareja in Dallas?
39:28 Josef Martinez's grandfather is the new King of Takes
42:45 Claudio Ranieri, Steve Cherundolo and more coaching talk
52:30 ETR Mailbag
Direct download: ETR_Nov_19.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:39pm EDT

What are we doing? That question remains topical for the US national team as another friendly comes and goes with no head coach, no discernible direction and no real positives to speak of. Andrew, Bobby and David go in on the loss to England and the ongoing coaching search, then move on to more positive things, like FC Cincinnati’s new crest and DP news, alternative MLS Best XIs, Marc Dos Santos’ new gig in Vancouver and much more.

  • 3:40 USMNT reaction
  • 26:37 FC Cincinnati new crest and 2019 DP search
  • 38:19 Tata Martino why he earned COY award
  • 42:22 Marc Dos Santos hire by Vancouver Whitecaps
  • 50:15 Wiebe's imaginary 2018 Best XI’s
  • 1:00:47 Mailbag
Direct download: ETR_Nov15_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:27pm EDT

After a two-week sprint, four teams are left standing in the Audi 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs. Andrew, David and Doyle gather in the Green Room to rehash all the action. First, why is Dome Torrent going off on reporters and what happened to NYCFC post-Vieira? Second, Atlanta United are back, and they’re pretty darn scary. Third, the Red Bulls did what their regular season suggested they would! Is the curse waning? And what now for Gregg Berhalter? Finally, Sporting KC held on by the skin of their teeth at home despite Mike Petke making some head-scratching lineup decisions. Oh, and stick around for some critical evaluation of the MLS awards season, Best XI and a new Ben Baer catchphrase in the mailbag.

 

5:20 ATL knocks off NYCFC

19:00 Red Bulls step up

28:00 Gregg Berhalter's future

37:49 SKC v RSL insanity

51:48 Award season

1:02:47 Mailbag on USMNT, playoffs, and Ben Baer "seeding the doubt"

 

Direct download: ETR_Nov12_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:37pm EDT