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What happened around MLS this weekend? Andrew, Bobby and Ben go around the league to applaud #SenorWayne and Lucho Acosta's contribution to Audi Field lore, the red mist that doomed Toronto FC, karate chops and head butts in Seattle and everything else worth talking about from Week 24. Plus, Bobby responds to Sounders fans and listeners pose philosophical questions in the mailbag.

Direct download: ETR_Aug_13_FINAL.mp3
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Andrew and David breakdown the transfer window closing with the bird dog Sam Stejskal. Bobby heads to Philly to sit down with new Union GM Ernst Tanner. The guys chat with Kellyn Acosta about his turbulent year and what his future holds. Plus a new game in the mailbag.

Direct download: Aug9_mixdown.mp3
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It’s crunch time in Major League Soccer. The heady highs of the preseason are long gone, the All-Star parties are over and the transfer window is just hours from slamming shut. So where do all 23 teams find themselves with the playoff push upon us? The guys devote three minutes (at least) to every single club to get you ready for the final three months of the season. Plus, you won’t want to miss Bobby’s epic rant in the mailbag.

10:38 DCU

13:48 CHI

17:05 TFC

20:12 ORL

23:29 PHI

26:25 NER

30:00 MTL

32:35 CLB

35:47 NYCFC

38:49 NYRB

41:57 ATL

46:22 SJ

49:26 COL

52:53 HOU

55:57 MIN

58:49 SEA

1:02:00 VAN

1:05:06 RSL

1:08:48 LAG

1:11:36 LAFC

1:14:41 SKC

1:17:46 POR

1:21:20 FCD

 

1:24:50 Bobby rant

Direct download: ETR_Aug6_1.mp3
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Andrew, David, Doyle, and Ben get together to recap the wild week in Atlanta. They then look forward to the weekend, big GM news in Miami & Philly, plus much more.

Direct download: ETR_Aug2_1.mp3
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The whole gang converged on Andrew's hotel room in Atlanta to break down Fanendo Adi's epic Timbers goodbye and immediate FC Cincinnati hello, Wayne Rooney's first goal (and busted nose), Zlatan being Zlatan and Alphonso Davies dominant display. Stayed tuned for an All-Star preview and an interview with Andrew Carleton and Ben Mines.

Direct download: ETR-July_30_mixdown.mp3
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Alphonso Davies is headed to Bayern Munich, and bags of cold, hard cash are headed to Vancouver. What's the record transfer mean for Davies? Is it the right move? What's next for the Whitecaps? And what does it mean for future sales?

Plus, an examination of Bradley Wright-Phillips' legacy after goal 100 in MLS, Raul Ruidiaz gets on the board, Dynamo fans are riled up about a red card, Fanendo Adi is on the block and ETR mailbag fun.

  • 5:00 - Alphonso Davies to Bayern
  • 29:14 - BWP hits the century mark
  • 38:02 - Seattle or Toronto FC for 2018 playoffs?
  • 40:37 - Houston red card controversy
  • 48:25 - Should Sporting KC trade for Adi? Another MLS No. 9?
  • 55:25 - Guiseppe Rossi rumors
  • 58:30 - Mailbag ... soccer kids books for Wiebe, FC Dallas youth development, building a national team around one star or solid core and Josef Martinez for MVP
Direct download: ETR_Jul26_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:39pm EDT

Just try to predict what's going to happen next in MLS. You can't do it. Kellyn Acosta to Colorado? Yeah, right. And yet here we are, breaking down a trade nobody saw coming, pondering the best path forward for wunkerkind Alphonso Davies in the wake of interest from Bayern Munich and mulling why Justin Meram would move back to Columbus after leaving just months ago. Silly season indeed.

BONUS: Big ExtraTime + All-Star Game news!

Direct download: ETR_July23_1.mp3
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The guys head to the Tire District and add a fourth co-host to tackle the hot topics around MLS. First up, serious US Open Cup drama as the Timbers protest their loss, Adama Diomande calls out an unnamed player on Instagram and Peter Vermes shreds his own guys. Then it's all about the transfer window, most importantly the reportedly $3.9 million bid Crew SC have for goalkeeper Zach Steffen. Should Columbus take the money? Is the move right for the USMNT prospect?

Plus, Ezequiel Barco's first half season, Rooney's first road game, Mauro Diaz's replacement, Homegrown draft and Thierry Henry, more Downton Abbey (ask Bobby) and Costa Rica in the mailbag.

Direct download: ETR_July19_1.mp3
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MLS welcomed a new stadium in D.C. and Wayne Rooney made his much-hyped debut, but Mike Petke stole the Week 20 show. Petke unplugged is a must-listen event, but was the Real Salt Lake coach in the right? Plus, drama in San Jose in the midst of a miserable season, Atlanta can’t beat the bunker and BWP gives the haters a shout out. Sam Stejskal joins to talk Portland in the second segment, and Ben Baer and Downton Abbey share the mailbag.

 
Direct download: ETR_Jul16_1.mp3
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Andrew and David hit the road in an Audi (wrapped in Continental Tires, of course) to check out D.C. United's new digs at Audi Field. First, though, all the MLS transfer madness as the window swings open -- the deals done, the deals in process and all the reaction -- with special guests Charles Boehm and Pablo Maurer (@MLSist). Then, a new era begins in the nation's capital complete with a new stadium and new star in Wayne Rooney. So what's the present and future hold? Finally, a mailbag from the road!

Direct download: ETR_Jul12_NEW.mp3
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The guys are back, including David after three full weeks in Russia, to catch up after a week off. First up, World Cup hacks and adventures in St. Petersburg and beyond. Then, Jesse Marsch left the Red Bulls ... to be an assistant coach? Why that's not at strange as it seems, plus the after effects from the a NY Derby with two new head coaches.

Also in this episode ... Josef Martinez is chasing the single-season scoring record, LAFC might be the best expansion team of all-time and USMNT coaching candidates and much more in the mailbag.

Direct download: ETR_July9_1.mp3
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With Andrew and David out of town, Matt Doyle and Bobby Warshaw take over. They start with a quick World Cup recap, breaking down Mexico's World Cup and Spain letting down the world, then get into the big MLS storylines.

Adama Diomande has 7 goals in less than 300 minutes ... How?

Dome Torrent has already started to make changes at NYCFC? ... What?

Chicago has now gone 5 unbeaten? ... Why?

Montreal have won 3 in a row and 4 of 5? ... Huh?

Plus...it might be time for Toronto to hit the panic button; what would that look like? Giovinco for Piatti... which team says no?

Direct download: ETR_July_2nd.mp3
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No need to wait. We've got a Thursday morning show for your listening pleasure! First up, Mauro Diaz may be on the move. Is FC Dallas right to consider selling the Little Unicorn? What do they do with the money? What's up with ATLUTD's new d-mid? Plus, breaking news as Wayne Rooney signs with D.C. United, then GAM, TAM and Sam Stejskal runs down all the news around the league.

Direct download: ETR_June_28.mp3
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MLS is back, and Matt Doyle and Ben Baer join Andrew Wiebe in the Green Room to dig into Dome (not Domenec) Torrent's first game in charge of NYCFC, Philly-lona's blowout win complete with comeuppance for snarky Twitter heroes, Kellyn Acosta's early hook in the Red Bulls' rout and everything else from MLS Week 17.

Plus, The Athletic's Paul Tenorio gives the guys the lowdown on Orlando City's coaching search and Doyle goes on an epic Juan Carlos Osorio rant.

Direct download: ETR_June_25_2018.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:36pm EDT

Calen Carr and Bobby Warshaw join Andrew Wiebe in the Green Room as MLS prepares to return from the World Cup break. Before the guys give all 23 teams a turn under the microscope, they round up all the MLS, Concacaf and PRO headlines from Russia. The good, bad and the ugly (and straight up false).

Then it's on to US Open Cup with the quarterfinals set before hitting all the headlines for the entire league at the almost half-way point. What's at stake? Who is worth watching? Who needs to hire a coach (looking at your Orlando)? Whose coach must keep things running as planned (that'd be you, NYCFC)?

Finally, a fun mailbag with listener questions/comments on the viability of a 48-team at the 2026 World Cup, changes to referee structure and the Mexico conundrum.

Direct download: June_21_ETR.mp3
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Which ExtraTime Radio hosts will cop to rooting for Mexico? And why is everyone up in arms in the first place? Plus, complete breakdown of the coaching change in Orlando. Was it fair to Jason Kreis? What now for the Lions?

Direct download: June_18_2018.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:41pm EDT

Eight more years! As Russia 2018 kicks off, there's finally some good news for American (and Canadian and Mexican) soccer fans. United 2026 was a success, and the world's biggest soccer party is coming to our shores. Andrew sits down with Matt Doyle to digest the news, then USMNT legends Cobi Jones and Brian McBride camp out in the Green Room to celebrate and re-live their own memories.

Direct download: June_14_2018.mp3
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Patrick Vieira said recently that his head and his heart are in New York City. Turns out the future of his coaching career is in the south of France. Andrew Wiebe, Bobby Warshaw and Ben Baer try to nail down Vieira's legacy with NYCFC, then turn their attention to Domenec Torrent, Pep Guardiola's right-hand man for more than a decade and the blue side of New York's new boss.

In the second segment, Fox Sport's Rob Stone, Kate Abdo and John Strong join Andrew and David Gass to discuss the network's World Cup coverage. How did they prep? What do they expect? Is the criticism from outside warranted or overblown?

Also in this episode ... Alphonso Davies takes a flamethrower to the Orlando City backline, the race for the Wooden Spoon heats up, Seattle Sounders chase a big name in Liga MX and listeners give their USMNT head coach picks in the mailbag.

Direct download: June_11_ETR.mp3
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Andrew Wiebe and Matt Doyle hunker down in the Green Room to discuss the news of the day, starting with Earnie Stewart's appointment as US men's national team GM. What is the job exactly? Why was Stewart the choice? Who will he hire as head coach? What do the Union do now?

Plus, MLS enters the fray in the US Open Cup, the Sounders face a long battle back to playoff contention, why a listener skipped a wedding for soccer and much more!

Time Segment
2:45 Did USSF make the right hire in Earnie Stewart?
14:15 What will change about the US ... on the field?
17:07 Who will be the next head coach of the US?
28:01 What's next for the Philadelphia Union?
34:10 US Open Cup: The good, bad and ugly (looking at you, Rapids)
38:20 What or who can save the Seattle Sounders?
59:37 Mailbag: Colorful owners, wedding tales and ETR-built squads
Direct download: ETR_June_7.mp3
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David Gass is headed to Russia for the World Cup. Is he prepared? Are the 19 MLS players called up by their countries (a record) this summer? The guys dig into CONCACAF's chances for glory and give Dave some much-needed advice ahead of his big adventure. Plus, MLS Week 14 highlights and lowlights (and those double red cards), an early MLS All-Star Fan XI presented by Target ballot and ExtraTime Radio Mailbag with Ben Baer.

Time Segment
6:35 Double reds for the Union ... Right call?
12:49 Is it time to worry for Toronto FC?
20:00 Have Real Salt Lake turned the corner?
24:50 Wiebe's All-Star XI ... for now
35:01 MLS enters the fray in US Open Cup
39:01 The World Cup is here! How will MLS and CONCACAF fare
59:51 Mailbag: USMNT vs. MLS WCup players ... Who would win?
Direct download: ETR_June4_1.mp3
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Bobby Warshaw is back to help Andrew Wiebe and David Gass break down some prime midweek MLS, but first ... MLS burner accounts! Who has them in MLS? Who should have them? What are the ground rules? Plus, bad body language from Josef Martinez, a doop-fest in Philly, first-person experiences on the field in Cincy, USMNT preview and coaching rumors and a mailbag full of laughs and existential questions.

Time Segment
1:14 MLS burner accounts? You bet
14:00 Bad body language in Atlanta
18:15 DOOP! Bobby basks in Union glory
39:22 What's it like to play in Cincy? Bobby knows
43:18 GBS to MLS is Wiebe's new Bradley to AC Milan
52:45 Arsene Wenger or Zinadine Zidane for USMNT?
55:10 Mailbag: Wedding or soccer? How to watch WCup?
Direct download: ETR_May312018.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:48pm EDT

It is official: FC Cincinnati will be the 26th team in Major League Soccer, starting play in 2019, a matter of months. Technical director Luke Sassano is on the clock, and the guys chat with the former MLSer turned front office executive about what it will take to make FCC competitive in Year 1, how they'll use DP spots and TAM and what style of play we'll see on the field next March.

Also in this episode...

Time Segment
11:08 FC Cincinnati technical director Luke Sassano
29:21 Cincinnati's native son and FCC original Austin Berry
36:59 What will MLS in Cincinnati look like?
47:20 USMNT young bucks give us hope
1:00:58 Earnie Stewart ... USMNT general manager?
1:15:46 Remi Garde says Impact lack talent
1:24:00 ETR Mailbag with Ben Baer

 

Direct download: ETR_May29_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:51pm EDT

Slow news week, huh? Andrew Wiebe and Sam Stejskal dig into all the big headlines around MLS, including Wayne Rooney's arrival in D.C., possible breaking news in Cincinnati, no longer untouchable Ignacio Piatti, those shady Albert Rusnak quotes and Patrick Vieira's week of "Will he stay, or will he go?"

Time Segment
2:30 Team 26 coming soon? News trickling out of Cincy
7:00 Wayne Rooney and what army for D.C. United?
10:55 Possible trade partners w/ Nacho Piatti on the market
22:18 Could Geoff Cameron come to MLS? Sam Stejskal dishes
24:18 Albert Rusnak isn't happy, but why?
27:01 Patrick Vieira pumps the breaks on France move
34:26 Enner Valencia + cash = Sebastian Giovinco
36:23 ExtraTime Radio Mailbag + USOC 4th Round
Direct download: May_24_ETR.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:19pm EDT

Everything you missed or need to know from MLS Week 12. Plus, Sam Stejskal on Nashville's big hire and FC Dallas' USL team, and Paul Tenorio talking YAM ... errrrr ... Youth Transfer Fund.

Direct download: ETR_May21_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:31pm EDT

PRO referees Mark Geiger and Jair Marrufo stop by on their way to Russia to help you understand how VAR will affect the World Cup and bring you behind the curtain in MLS.

Plus, Wiebe's adopted club comes up clutch with the upset in the US Open Cup, Bobby explains how to beat Atlanta United, the guys debate which New York manager is more vital for his respective club and Calen Carr stops in to talk The Movement and much more.

  • 5:08 – Upsets galore in USOC action
  • 11:16 – World Cup absences: Who will be hit the hardest in MLS?
  • 16:17 – Bobby on how he'd beat Atlanta
  • 19:40 – Enner Valencia and Keisuke Honda to MLS?
  • 23:29 – Who would be missed more? Patrick Vieira or Jesse Marsch?
  • 31:46 – Jair Marrufo and Mark Geiger on VAR and preparing for the World Cup
  • 49:07 – ExtraTime Radio Mailbag
  • 58:07 Calen on winning USOC with the Chicago Fire
  • 1:04:34 – Parity in MLS, good or bad?
Direct download: ETR_May17_1.mp3
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One third of the way through the MLS a chance to reset and see what have we learned? After a few great games over the weekend who has pushed their way into the Supporter’s Shield competition?

Alexi Lalas stops in to talk about his role on TV, preparing for the World Cup, the future of the USMNT, and much more.

5:45 MLS Tiers 1/3 of the way through the season

11:37 ORL-ATL

23:37 Where is RSL headed?

42:43 Alexi Lalas on his role on TV

54:52 Alexi on Wayne Rooney

1:01:55 Future of US soccer program and who could be manager?

1:17:39 Mailbag with Ben Baer

Direct download: ETR_May14_1.mp3
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Could the Manchester United legend help open Audi Field? Wheels are in motion, and Andrew and David dig into what would be a blockbuster MLS move.

Also in this episode...

  • Breaking down midweek action, including controversy in ATL
  • Looking ahead to a Sunday of rivalry matches
  • Nando Vila talks "We Came to Win" podcast
  • MLS Players Union salary dump
  • ETR Mailbag
Direct download: ETR_May10_1.mp3
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Two months into the MLS season, and we're still trying to figure which teams are actually good, which are going fall back down to earth, which have had bum luck and which were out of the race before it even started.

On this episode, the guys try to answer those questions, then dig into the red-dominated NY Derby, Peter Vermes' extension in Kansas City, Orlando City's winning streak against subpar opposition and Seattle's stinker at home following a tough week.

 

  • 3:51 – Red Wedding, Part 2 in NY Derby
  • 14:32 – Peter Vermes’ extension and SKC’s future
  • 28:36 – Are Orlando City any good?
  • 34:10 – San Jose’s season gets worse
  • 36:20 – Zlatan doesn’t hold back
  • 43:21 – GAM, TAM and Sam Stejskal
  • 44:13 – Surprise from the MLS Week 10
  • 47:50 – Is stratification happening in MLS?
  • 55:20 – World Cup effect is coming
  • 57:52 – ExtraTime Mailbag
  • 1:05:38 – $100 million transfers in MLS?
Direct download: ETR_May7_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:47pm EDT

Where does Lee Nguyen fit in for LAFC, and how can New England improve via their allocation haul? Bobby Warshaw and David Gass tackle the big questions from a busy week in MLS, then bring MLSsoccer.com national writer Paul Tenorio on for the behind-the-scenes view of the deadline's blockbuster trade, the summer rumors that could change the complexion of the league, Seattle's spending or lackthereof and much more. Plus, the guys preview the New York Derby and all the weekend's big games.

  • 4:24 Lee Nguyen trade
  • 17:11 Tenorio details on Nguyen trade
  • 25:13 DCU Summer splash
  • 28:45 Seattle spending?
  • 36:51 NY Derby
  • 45:16 LAFC-DAL
  • 48:03 Weekend predictions and MLS enigmas
  • 1:00:50 Mailbag
Direct download: ETRMay3_1.mp3
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Monday is all about the big questions around Major League Soccer. Such as...

Kevin Kratz or Sebastian Giovinco from a dead ball with your life on the line? Who is actually good in the Western Conference? Which team could win CCL with a couple extra million to spend? Are Toronto FC in trouble or is this fake worry? Last, but not least, are there dead animals in Wiebe's walls?

Direct download: ETR_April_30_2.mp3
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Free space is disappointment, for another year at least. David and Andrew get on the mic from Los Angeles ahead of Sunday’s ExtraTime Live (5 pm PT/8 pm ET) to talk Toronto FC’s gut punch in the Concacaf Champions League final. What’s the legacy of the Reds’ run? Of this tournament for MLS? Of another year spent wondering what if?

Also in this episode ... LAFC prepare to open Banc of California Stadium, MLSsoccer.com national writer Paul Tenorio’s transfer window wrap,Ezequiel Barco update from Atlanta and #CCLFever vitriol in the mailbag.

  • How did the dream die for TFC? – 6:10
  • What to take from this year’s CCL – 18:46
  • Transfer window rumblings w/ Paul Tenorio – 34:15
  • From #BarcoWatch to Barco on the field – 41:18
  • Do Red Bulls need a changeup? – 44:23
  • LAFC prepare to open BoC Stadium – 49:49
  • Listeners vent in the ETR Mailbag – 1:02:21
Direct download: ETR_Apr26_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:05pm EDT

MLS gonna MLS, and Week 8 didn’t disappoint. There were the Patrick Vieira-to-Arsenal rumblings, Russell-Mania on Friday night as Sporting and Vancouver brawled in a six-goal game, Zlatan called the Galaxy’s loss to Atlanta %$#@, NYCFC fell flat against the Timbers and Seattle got their first win of the entire season. Oh, and Orlando have now won four straight, and Tim Howard’s red led to a rivalry meltdown. What a weekend, and the guys have the complete breakdown!

Also in this episode ... Concacaf Champions League leg 2 preview and predictions, Sam Stejskal on unbeaten (but hard to peg) FC Dallas and Ben Baer gets hot in the mailbag.

Direct download: ETR_Apr23_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:45pm EDT

Free space is disappointment, and Toronto FC filled the #CCLFever free space on Tuesday by dropping the first (and home) leg of the Concacaf Champions League final to Chivas Guadalajara. The guys commiserate, as any MLS fan who follows this tournament does, then dig a little deeper below the surface to figure out what happened and attempt to find hope for next week's historic deciding match.

Also in this episode ... MLSsoccer.com national writer Paul Tenorio on the latest development in the Lee Nguyen saga, Tata's options when it comes to getting Ezequiel Barco on the field for ATLUTD, some thoughts on those Bobby Wood rumors and lots of gnashing of teeth in the mailbag.

Direct download: ETR_Apr19_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:17pm EDT

Free space is disappointment, but Toronto FC don’t care. This is the stuff legends are made of, and a Concacaf Champions League title would make these Reds just that. The guys go all-in on Leg 1 and the long-term legacies at stake against Chivas Guadalajara, then turn to MLS Week 7.

Also in this episode ... GAM, TAM and Sam Stejskal on the "elite teams and regular teams" per Alexi Lalas, Kaku shines and Jesse Marsch says he's ready for the XI, Western Conference musical chairs, plus Ben Baer in the mailbag

Direct download: April_16_ETR.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:47pm EDT

Toronto FC became just the third team in MLS history to reach the Concacaf Champions League final. The guys are, predictably, elated. But before elation comes disappointment, and the Red Bulls made sure the free space was marked.

Also in this episode ... MLSsoccer.com national writer Paul Tenorio on those Mario Balotelli rumors, D.C. United's big summer and Crew SC's transfer policy, plus more ETR Bingo squares and diagnosing Real Salt Lake's woes in the Mailbag.

Time Segment
1:15 Bobby Warshaw ... men's league manager
6:04 Free space goes to the Red Bulls in CCL Fever
15:50 Toronto FC are on the final as favorites
33:07 Better Call Paul Tenorio: Balotelli + D.C. ownership
46:27 MLS Week 7 preview
54:26 ETR Mailbag w/ more bingo squares
Direct download: ETR_Apr12_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:54pm EDT

Could this be the best week in MLS history? If Toronto FC and the Red Bulls advance in Concacaf Champions League, it'd be up there. Then again, the #CCLFever free space is disappointment, so gird your loins for what has previously been the inevitable when it comes to summiting Mount Liga MX. The guys give MLS Week 6 the full breakdown treatment, then look ahead to Tuesday's matches at Red Bull Arena (in front of a boatload of Chivas fans) and at the Azteca.

 

Also in this episode ... Sam Stejskal on USMNT general manager search and Ben Baer gives the perfect wedding gift thanks to a fellow cast member.

Direct download: ETR_Apr9_3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:49pm EDT

#CCLFever is back, and it just keeps getting better. Toronto FC delivered a message to Club America on the field. Off the field, the infamous BMO Field tunnel struck again and Piojo stole the headlines. In Guadalajara, the Red Bulls made it ugly, saw red, missed some big chances and ... got a decent result. Meanwhile, Aurelien Collin Concacafed until he could Concacaf no more.

Also in this episode ... Paul Tenorio on the Iker Casillas-to-Chicago and Ben Arfa-to-MTL rumors, and Orlando's short- and long-term future. Plus Ben Baer in the mailbag talking the Bruce Arena book, D.C. United’s future, and much more.

  • 1:26 - Toronto FC, Club America and the BMO Field tunnel
  • 15:03 - It was ugly but Red Bulls are far from finished
  • 25:07 - Paul Tenorio on Iker Casillas, Hatem Ben Arfa and Orlando
  • 40:30 - MLS Week 6: LAFC-ATL, LAG-SKC (aka Zlatan) ... Who is ready to prove how good they are?
  • 52:23 - ETR Mailbag on Bruce Arena book, Copa America 2019, #CCLFever
  • 1:03:12 - What's D.C. United's future?
Direct download: ETR_Apr5_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:20pm EDT

Zlatan? Zlatan. Zlatan, Zlatan and Zlatan. One man stole the show this weekend in MLS, and everybody knows who is he and what he did to win "El Trafico" for the LA Galaxy the very first time he pulled on the jersey. With David and Bobby back from GA Cup, Andrew has company to break down Ibrahimovic's heroics in the first-ever rivalry match between the incumbents and LAFC. Plus, Ashley Cole joins the guys to give his perspective on a historic day.

Also in this episode … Francisco Calvo wants R-E-S-P-E-C-T for Minnesota United, but what is he really saying? It may not be what you think. NYCFC stake an early claim to the Supporters' Shield, Alberth Elis thrills (and sometimes disappoints), Toronto FC and the Red Bulls prepare for massive CCL semifinals, around the league with Sam Stejskal and Arielle Castillo's StubHub Center stories and MLS yoga poses.

  • 3:30 - Zlatan and El Trafico dominate MLS Week 5
  • 15:05 - INTERVIEW: Galaxy captain Ashley Cole
  • 27:18 - R-E-S-P-E-C-T in Minnesota
  • 33:55 - NYCFC early Supporters' Shield favorites
  • 39:01 - The good and bad of Alberth Elis
  • 45:40 - CCL semifinal previews
  • 57:46 - GAM, TAM and Sam Stejskal around the league
  • 1:04:59 - Mailbag with Arielle Castillo
Direct download: ETR_Apr2_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:53pm EDT

Everything you need to know about the first El Trafico w/ Kevin Baxter (LA Times), Alicia Rodriguez (Angels on Parade) and a supporter on both sides of the rivalry. Plus, David Gass interviews Pachuca academy coach Jan Westerhof, and MLSsoccer.com national writer Paul Tenorio joins for the mailbag.

Direct download: March_29_ETR_REAL_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:42pm EDT

"I think Jesse [Marsch] should go to sleep every night thanking God for a Bradley Wright-Phillips." - Luis Robles

True statement, but is BWP the best MLS goalscorer (and perhaps player) of all-time? Red Bulls head coach Jesse Marsch made that argument on Saturday following another vintage performance from the Englishman. Andrew and Matt talk through the New York legend's case, then cover the rest of Week 4 with a fine-toothed comb.

Also in this episode ... Did Gio Savarese make the right move benching Liam Ridgewell? Who might drop to the bench for the Galaxy? Who is the rumored LAFC third DP? Plus, David Gass interviews Alecko Eskandarian from GA Cup and bad puns galore in the mailbag.

Direct download: March_26_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:24pm EDT

Breaking news out of LA, as the Galaxy appear to finally land Zlatan Ibrahimović after years of dogged pursuit. Get the lowdown on the reports (TAM deal!), plus lots of laughs as the crew digs into ESPN FC's anonymous player survey and Arielle Castillo makes her maiden voyage in the mailbag.

Direct download: March_22_FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:20pm EDT

An already awful week for the Sounders got even worst when Clint Dempsey saw red and the final score in Dallas read 3-0 ... same as it did in Guadalajara midweek when the Rave Green crashed out of the Concacaf Champions League. The guys jump in the Green Room to diagnose the back-to-back MLS Cup finalist's issues (injuries, fitness, form and a lack of cohesion), then turn to the rest of MLS Week 3.

Did Kendall Waston deserve to be sent off against Atlanta United? Are NYCFC the best team in MLS? Can Orlando City weather the storm (and the pressure) that's quickly building? Is Toronto FC's MLS form down to a CCL hangover? Are Montreal on the upswing after a Canadian Classique win and a few big signings? Are the Loons for real (and what's wrong with the Fire)? Plus, musings from the SoccerPlex and Sporting Park.

Also in this episode ... MLSsoccer.com national writer Sam Stejskal on Seattle's DP search, USMNT roster reaction, Red Bulls supporters on CCL vs. MLS Cup and a packed mailbag.

Direct download: ETR_March19_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:16pm EDT

Historic. There's no other way to describe MLS's week in the Concacaf Champions League. #CCLFever peaked on Tuesday with Toronto FC and the New York Red Bulls victories over Liga MX, then broke Wednesday as Chivas casually disposed of a beat-up Sounders side. What does it all mean? Has MLS turned the corner against their southern neighbors? What now in the semis, given the free space (disappointment) is still open? ESPN's Herculez Gomez joins the guys to share his infinite Concacaf wisdom.

Also in this episode ... MLSsoccer.com national writer Paul Tenorio on Darwin Quintero and Minnesota United and the TAM effect in MLS, a weekend preview featuring the clubs you said we never talk about and a rip-roaring mailbag featuring Dr. Seuss-inspired MLS rhymes!

Direct download: ETR_CCL_March15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:14pm EDT

MLS Week 2 is in the books, and the guys dig into all the big storylines. Matt says the biggest is rampant LAFC, whose dominating performance in Utah prompted Mike Petke to take the blame for Real Salt Lake's collective failure. David goes with the young Red Bulls, who made nine changes to the team that knocked off Club Tijuana on the road and didn't miss a beat working over the Timbers. Andrew goes with Five Stripe Nation, 72,035 of which showed to watch Atlanta United get back on track.

 

Also in this episode ... the rest of the headlines from the weekend, MLSsoccer.com national writer Sam Stejskal rounds up the news from around the league, handicapping the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal second legs and a laugh-filled mailbag highlighted by ExtraTime Bingo!

Direct download: ETR_Mar12_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:39pm EDT

There's nothing that gets the ExtraTime Radio guys as riled up as the CONCACAF Champions League. So when MLS teams went three for three against Liga MX in quarterfinal first legs, you knew Thursday's episode was going to be epic. Still, the big question after Toronto FC, Seattle and the Red Bulls made history remains unanswered: Is a marker of things to come or simply a flash in the pan before the usual second-leg disappointment?

 

MLS is back for Week 2 as well and MLSsoccer.com national writer Paul Tenorio jumps on to talk trade rumors in New England, moving and shaking (for a No. 6) in ATL, the Chicago Fire's 2018 season and what he expects from the remainder of the transfer window. Then the guys preview all the games and dig into the mailbag! Don't forget to subscribe below to have the podcast delivered to you every single week.

Time Segment

4:00 Toronto FC knock off Tigres

16:00 Sounders, Dempsey take down Chivas

23:53 Red Bulls nab win, away goals in Tijuana

35:33 Paul Tenorio (MLSsoccer.com national writer)

53:20 MLS Week 2 preview

1:09:05 ETR Mailbag

Direct download: ETR_Mar8_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:58pm EDT

After months of slogging through rumors, MLS is back. With Week 1 in the books, the guys try to decide what's real and what's fool's gold. Are Columbus Crew SC really that good? Should Atlanta United panic? Can the Revs really make the playoffs when their central defense sees double red? Is Justin Meram poised for a Best XI-caliber season? Stay tuned for a #PlayYourKids conversation with Sam "Sam on TAM" Stejskal before finishing up by predicting which MLS teams have the best chance to advance in the CONCACAF Champions League.

Direct download: ETR_Mar5_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:43pm EDT

Just two days left until MLS is back! Andrew, David, Bobby and Matt break the Western Conference down from LA to Portland and everywhere in between (especially San Jose!). Can the Galaxy get back to where their fans expect? How does FC Dallas rebound? Is this a make or break season for Sporting KC? And what does Cascadia look like in 2018? MLS Cup predictions, too!

Join ETR's MLS Fantasy league! CLICK HERE

Submit a question, topic or hot take! You could be a part of Tuesday's ExtraTime Live (4 pm ET, Facebook Live and Youtube).

 

 

7:53 - LAFC

12:25 - LA Galaxy

17:23 - Colorado Rapids

21:59 - Minnesota United

26:36 - Real Salt Lake

31:19 - FC Dallas

37:40 - San Jose Earthquakes

43:23 - Sporting KC

48:06 - Houston Dynamo

52:52 - Vancouver Whitecaps

57:27 - Seattle Sounders

1:02:23 - Portland Timbers

Direct download: ETR_MAr1_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:25pm EDT

Start the clock the 2018 MLS season is here so the gang is going to give you the full breakdown. All 23 teams 4 minutes each what to watch for, 2018 expectations, who are the stars going to be and so much more. In the mailbag the Research Baer joins the group for all hands on deck predictions for every individual award and many that we just made up.

Direct download: ETR_Feb26_Preview_1_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:29pm EDT

Andrew returns with David and Doyle as does an ETR legend to help host the show. The gang breaks down CCL action so far and the Unions hunt for a number ten. In the second and third segments Shawn Francis stops in to talk about his Black History Month feature on Cobi Jones, race in soccer, and much more.

Direct download: ETR_Feb22_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:09pm EDT

The entire ExtraTime Radio crew has come down with a fever ... #CCLFever. With CONCACAF Champions League back for 2018, David, Bobby and Matt take a close look at all five MLS participants as MLS attempts to scale Mount Liga MX. The guys break down each team's offseason moves, expectations for 2018 and, most importantly, their chances of winning the tournament. In the mailbag, Ben Baer steps in to tell the guys about the 2018 changes for MLS Fantasy and talk Orlando City’s exciting offseason.

SHOW SHORTCUTS...

  • 5:00 - Toronto FC leads CCL charge after treble triumph
  • 10:45 - Can the Rapids surprise everyone?
  • 16:32 - What's it like to play in CONCACAF? Warshaw on his CCL days
  • 17:47 - FC Dallas look to get over the hump after 2017 CCL disappointment
  • 30:14 - Will Red Bulls high press translate to CONCACAF after offseason of change?
  • 44:00 - Sounders have been here before ... but can this team do it in in El Salvador (then Mexico)?
  • 49:00 - Which MLS side has the best shot at lifting the trophy? 
  • 50:20 - Ben Baer gets you ready for the 2018 MLS Fantasy season
  • 1:00:03 - Which clubs have the most to lose in 2018? 
Direct download: ETR_Feb20_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:04pm EDT

The guys are back in the green room, digging into the Yamil Asad trade (left back, Bobby?), a new Young DP in Dallas and all the latest news around MLS.

In the second segment (25:49), our interview with Mike Petke from Orlando, in which the Real Salt Lake boss describes his offseason trip to Africa, 2018 outlook and managerial style.

Finally, Bobby Boswell joins Andrew (48:07) to celebrate one of the most underrated careers in MLS history. Banter? Yeah, Bobby's got it.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:56pm EDT

In this episode ... Exclusive interview with the red side of New York's Jesse Marsch + Story Time with MLS original (and MLS Cup champ) Robin Fraser.

 

Direct download: ETR_Feb12_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:40pm EDT

ExtraTime Radio brings you exclusive interviews with Toronto FC's Greg Vanney and the Colorado Rapids' Anthony Hudson, who'll face off in just 12 days in the only MLS vs. MLS matchup in the CONCACAF Champions League Round of 16!

Vanney is up first, explaining how the Reds build a juggernaut, what the treble means to the club and the league, how they plan on getting over the Liga MX hump in CCL plus the fallout from Trinidad & Tobago and how Jozy Altidore and Michael Bradley required different management techniques.

Next, Hudson introduces himself to MLS fans. How did his famous father's influence (and shadow) shape his childhood and playing career? Once he hung up his boots, who did he lean on to learn a new craft? How did he end up in Marcelo Bielsa's barn talking soccer for hours? How does he plan on making the Rapids a playoff contender?

Have something to say? Text us at 401-206-0MLS or email the show (extratime@mlssoccer.com)!

Direct download: ETR_Feb_8.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:15pm EDT

Welcome to MLS, Gio Savarese! The new Timbers' head coach joins Andrew and David to explain why the timing was finally right to come to leave the Cosmos and what Portland fans should look forward to in 2018.

Also in this episode, Bobby Warshaw's players-only guide to preseason, all the latest MLS transfer news, #CCLFever Bingo and more!

Direct download: ETR_Feb_5_2018.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:47pm EDT

The news never ends in MLS so the guys look to tackle all latest on Jack Harrison's transfer, additions in TFC, potentially DPs for the Red Bulls & Sporting KC, plus more movement in Orlando. The guys sat down with Jason Kreis while they were in Orlando for a relaxed wide ranging conversation. 

Direct download: ETR_Feb_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:12pm EDT

There's no shortage of big-time news in Major League Soccer, and the guys cover it all! First up, David Beckham's MLS to Miami dreams are finally realized, and South Florida native Arielle Castillo joins the guys to explain what it all means in the short and long term. Plus, Justin Meram is on the move after Columbus Crew SC completed their second blockbuster trade of the offseason, sending the Iraq international to Orlando.

In other news, the US national team put Andrew to sleep on Sunday night, Zlatan-to-Galaxy rumors are back and stronger than ever, Sporting KC signed a winger (but not the striker they need), a World Cup finalist is close to signing with Toronto, the Rapids signed another center back and the mailbag is full of Loons fans who can't believe Christian Ramirez didn't even make the US squad against Bosnia.

Remember, you can call or text the show at 401-206-0MLS or email at extratime [at] mlssoccer.com with your questions, comments or hot takes. Subscribe to ExtraTime Radio to have the podcast delivered straight to your phone twice a week!

Direct download: ETR_Jan29_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:17pm EDT

Before he was the Sounders' general manager and president of soccer, before he was the man who helped build Real Salt Lake into a champion, before he was an MLS goalkeeper, Garth Lagerwey was a young man trying to figure out what to do with his life. He found himself in the parking lot of a German club asking for a chance to train, and the rest is history. Tune in for MLS story time with one of the league's biggest personalities and most influential executives on this edition of ExtraTime Radio.

There's plenty more in this show, as well, including Ballou Tabla's big move to Barcelona, the sticky situation Lee Nguyen and the Revolution find themselves in after the former didn't report to camp, Cubo's big move (just days after he pledged his future to Houston) and a rumor rapid fire to keep you up to date on all the possible comings and goings around MLS. Plus, as always, a mailbag with plenty of meaty topics from listeners!

Remember, you can call or text the show at 401-206-0MLS or email at extratime [at] mlssoccer.com with your questions, comments or hot takes. Subscribe to ExtraTime Radio to have the podcast delivered straight to your phone twice a week!

Direct download: ETR_Jan25_Garth.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:36pm EDT

MLS went crazy under the bright lights at the SuperDraft. The guys break down the trades, transfers and draft picks that got everyone talking as preseason camps open around North America!

Direct download: ETR_Jan22_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:19pm EDT

The guys roll through their Top 5 ahead of Friday's MLS SuperDraft (streamed live at 11 am ET on MLSsoccer.com), but the main event is an 50-plus minute expansive interview with Bob Bradley on a range of soccer topics, including the state of MLS, issues with the national team, his soccer philosophy, Vela/Rossi at LAFC, and so much more.

Direct download: ETR_Jan17_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:30am EDT

The guys sit down in Orlando to talk MLS Combine and offseason moves. Then they sitdown with "The Architect" Tim Bezbatchenko to talk about running a successful organization, helping build the league, the future of the league, and much more.

Direct download: ETR_Jan15_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:22pm EDT

The floodgates have opened. MLS news is coming thick and fast as GMs, coaches and scouts work to build opening day rosters that will get them into the playoffs. The guys start with the LA Galaxy, who traded for Perry Kitchen and are quietly having a sneaky solid offseason. Plus, what's Ola Kamara worth on the MLS trade market? How about Lee Nguyen, who says he wants out of New England?

Play your kids! That's a refrain you hear often on ETR. Andrew, Matt and Ben dig into all the South American prospects who've joined the league this winter -- no, not Barco, yet -- and wonder what it all means for Homegrowns and other young domestic players.

Finally, more drama for the Canadian national team as Octavio Zambrano lasts just 10 months as the head coach of the men's national team. His replacement? Well, let's just say you'll want Daniel Squizzato's explanation for why John Herdman, previously the women's coach, is switching roles.

Direct download: Jan_11_2018_ETR_MLSsoccer1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30pm EDT

Dave Sarachan named 30 players (most of them under the age of 24 and 28 of 30 from MLS) to the US national team's January camp. The guys give their takes and look ahead to 2022 before getting to the big news of the day. That, of course, would be Jonathan Gonzalez's decision to file a one-time switch to play for Mexico.


After the break, #BarcoWatch continues, David Ousted finds a new home and The Research Baer is fired up.

Direct download: ETR_Jan8_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:45pm EDT

Why did the Red Bulls trade Sacha Kljestan? The guys, including Bobby Warshaw (!!!), give their takes, then New York sporting director Denis Hamlett calls in to give his side of the deal.

Also in this episode, MLS schedule release and Benny Feilhaber trade reaction, plus which MLS bosses would the guys want to be their soccer coach and life coach?

Direct download: ETRJan4.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:06pm EDT

The calendar isn't the only thing changing as Matt Doyle breaks big news to start the first ExtraTime Radio of 2018. Once that's out of the way, the guys make resolutions for all 23 MLS teams (welcome, LAFC), plus the USMNT and CanMNT.

Can Toronto make history in CCL? Which teams should play their kids? Who needs to make a splash (or a sale) in the transfer market? What big news did you miss while you spend two weeks in your sweatpants? In the mailbag, a bold Baerantee and listener wishes for the New Year.

Remember, you can call or text the show at 401-206-0MLS or email at extratime [at] mlssoccer.com with your questions, comments or hot takes. Subscribe to ExtraTime Radio to have the podcast delivered straight to your phone twice a week!

Direct download: ETR_Jan2_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:04pm EDT

Need some soccer talk to get you through 2017? Andrew sits down with AT&T Rookie of the Year Julian Gressel to talk Atlanta United and his unconventional path from Germany to Providence to the pros. Sporting KC backstop Tim Melia also stops by to explain why it took until now for him to become a game-changing 'keeper and what his future might hold (hint, GM).

Direct download: ETR_Gressel_Melia.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:54am EDT

While the holidays are on David sitdowns with MLS legend Dero to talk about his career path, finding the next Dero, and winning championships. David also talks MLS with Jack Harrison and Kelyn Rowe. Link here to Jessie Rees Foundation http://negu.org/kelyn-rowe/

Direct download: ETR_Dec25_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:41pm EDT

Forget TAM and GAM! The guys sit down with the newest member of the ETR family -- that'd be Cam Wiebe -- to break down expansion news, talk transfers, and chat with USMNT starlet Kellyn Acosta about his WhatsApp buddies Christian Pulisic & Weston McKinnie, his future plans and FC Dallas heading into 2018.

Direct download: ETR_Dec21_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:51pm EDT

The guys break down the hire of Gio Saverese with Dave Martinez, and talk to LAFC GM John Thorrington about Diego Rossi, Ciman/Zimmerman, Bob's plan, and more.

Direct download: ETR_Dec18_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:49pm EDT

Either the internet has eroded our attention spans past the point of recognition, or there was just that much massive news in Major League Soccer this week. Maybe both. Not even a week ago, Toronto FC were winning MLS Cup and claiming best-ever status. Now? It's all Darlington Nagbe to ATLUTD, LAFC's ever-growing roster and silly season in full swing.

 

Nagbe to the South could be the biggest MLS trade yet, and the guys dive in to provide analysis from top to bottom to give you the lowdown on the Five Stripe's big gamble and Portland's big payday. Then ATLUTD president Darren Eales calls in to talk Nagbe, those Ezequiel Barco rumors and Arthur Blank's desire to push the on-field envelope.

 

Silly season got, well, even sillier in a matter of days. LAFC sign Uruguayan starlet Diego Rossi to a DP deal, those Sacha Kljestan rumors won't go away and the newest club in MLS grabbed five new players (and traded two) in the Expansion Draft. And that's just the beginning. Praise be to Panterita! The Dynamo locked up Alberth Elis. Plus, NYCFC and Sporting KC are making moves and making trades, the LA Galaxy have a new centerback and there are so many rumors that you won't be able to keep up.

 

In the mailbag, a new Hot-Take Hotline theme straight from the 70s, the guys realize their reading comprehension is lacking and wonder which players might have Twitter burner accounts a la Kevin Durant. Remember, you can call or text the show at 401-206-0MLS!

Direct download: ETR_Today.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:04pm EDT

Toronto FC are your 2017 MLS Cup Champions! The guys crown the Reds as the best team in MLS history – feel free to disagree via the Hot-Take Hotline – while trying to understand why Seattle took so long to adjust to Greg Vanney’s tactical switch. The result also proves the ETR curse lives on after five hosts picked the Sounders to repeat. Plus, don’t miss an opportunity to bask in the glory that is Jozy Altidore’s speech from the championship parade.

Of course, there’s no rest for the weary as the MLS offseason gets off to a flying start with a half-day trade window that can only be described as “lit,” TAM Injection tours all 23 league markets, the free agent list comes out and the Expansion Draft gets set for Tuesday. What do Kei Kamara and Walker Zimmerman bring to their new teams? Are there handshake deals going down between ATLUTD and the new boys? Which free agents are getting wined and dined? 

In the mailbag, Doyle and Ben give a bandwagon fan the business, then turn the heat up on themselves. Remember, you can call or text the show at 401-206-0MLS!

Direct download: ETR_MLSsoccer_Dec_11.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:28pm EDT

The 2017 MLS season comes down to this. Seattle Sounders vs. Toronto FC, an MLS Cup rematch from one year ago.

Will the Sounders repeat? Will Toronto FC claim the best MLS season of all-time? David and Sam Stejskal get things started from the Six, as the locals say, and Andrew and Matt finish things off from the Green Room back in New York.

Comments or questions before, during or after the big game? Hit up the Hot-Take Hotline! Call or text at 401-206-0MLS.

Direct download: 2017_ETR_MLS_Cup_preview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:13pm EDT

It's 2017 MLS Cup Week! Wiebe returns from baby duty a changed man, but the convo on the pod is all about the big championship rematch.

What legacies are set to be cemented, created or destroyed when Toronto FC and the Seattle Sounders meet on Saturday (4 pm ET; ESPN, UniMás in US | TSN, TVAS in Canada)? Also, can TFC return to the all-time form they showed midseason or will they keep their Audi 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs form going and grind a win out against the Sounders? And what would back-to-back titles mean for Seattle?

In the second segment, the guys shower some praise on 2017 Landon Donovan MLS MVP winner Diego Valeri and explain why it was never really a discussion about who would take home the award. Of course, there is also plenty of time to quibble about some of the voters' decisions. They also take a look at the latest MLS rumors and reports as silly season begins.

Some competition to the show could also be on the way as Jermaine Jones announces his own radio show! That ought to be fun. Plus, Ben Baerantees an MLS Cup pick that doubles as a troll move, and Wiebe divulges a little too much about his life over the past three weeks.

Direct download: ETR_Dec4_MLSsoccer.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:22pm EDT

We know the matchup for the 2017 MLS Cup final as Toronto FC and the Seattle Sounders will meet again at BMO Field on December 9 (4 pm ET; ESPN, UniMás in US | TSN, TVAS in Canada). Current MLS players Ethan Finlay and Rodney Wallace join the guys for the first segment to provide expert analysis on Toronto's 1-0 win against Columbus Crew SC. Were they surprised by Gregg Berhalter's tactical change and should TFC be favorites in MLS Cup?

In the second segment, Doyle joins Gass and Ben to discuss Seattle's relatively easy time dispatching the Dynamo. Is this time better than last year's squad and are they hitting a high point at the perfect time?

The mailbag let's you know what's wrong about this year's Best XI, which was released on Thursday night.

Direct download: MLS_Rematch.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:17am EDT

It's almost time for the 2017 MLS Cup with the second legs of the Conference Championships taking place on Wednesday and Thursday. The guys discuss whether Toronto FC are truly in form right now and if Columbus can take get a huge win on the road while the West looks pretty clear cut with Seattle the clear favorites to advance.

In the second segment, Doyle breaks down the coaching change in San Jose and what Anthony Hudson could bring to Colorado. It's also Contract Deadline Day so they discuss as many moves as they can by Monday afternoon.

The mailbag is filled with a discussion of what story time should be and whether Greg Vanney should have been named Coach of the Year.

Direct download: ETR_Nov27_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:07pm EDT

The 2017 Audi MLS Cup Playoffs are on and flying. David leans on Kurt Larson (Toronto Sun) and Sam Stejskal (mlssoccer.com) in Columbus to break down everything in the eastern conference championships. Then Matt Doyle joins in to breakdown the Sounders roaring start in Texas as the cup holders head towards a repeat.

In the mailbag Kurt and Sam stick around to talk the USMNT coaching options, and MLS playoff format.

2:56 TFC Tactical risks

8:28 Blueprint for Crew SC for 2nd leg

12:54 Pressure mounting on TFC

17: 27 Greg Vanney’s impact in Toronto

19:23 Debate over newcomer of the year

23:15 What buttons are Gregg Berhalter going to push?

29:21 Sounders looking like the reigning champs again

33:02 What went wrong for Houston?

36:47 MLS Cup Playoff theatrics

38:40 Leg 2 preview

41:20 Caleb Porter for USMNT? If not then who?

44:10 Could Justin Meram have been a USMNT star?

45:32 Playoff format debate

 

And of course Happy Thanksgiving to all our ETR listeners.

Direct download: ETR_Nov22_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:12am EDT

The Audi 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs are finally back after a two-week absence and the crew here is to breakdown everything you need to know heading into both Leg 1's on Tuesday night.

In Columbus, Crew SC have a huge opportunity ahead of them as Toronto FC will be without Jozy Altidore and Sebastian Giovinco. What will head Gregg Berhalter do tactically to befuddle the Supporters' Shield winners and who will TFC rely on to fill the scoring void (8 pm ET; ESPN, ESPN Deportes in US | TSN 1/3/4/5, TVAS in Canada).

Out West, the Houston Dynamo host the Seattle Sounders at BBVA Compass Stadium (9:30 pm ET; FS1, FOX Deportes in US | TSN1/3, TVAS in Canada). The big question for Houston is who will start in the attack while Seattle will be weighing whether to push forward for an away goal or try to keep a clean sheet. Plus, the guys discuss Caleb Porter's exit from the Portland Timbers.

Segment 1 - Full breakdown of Eastern Conference Championship Leg 1

  • What do Crew SC need to do vs. short-handed Toronto (2:33)
  • Who replaces Jozy and Giovinco for TFC? (10:02)

Segment 2 - Full breakdown of Western Conference Championship Leg 1 + Caleb Porter reax

  • How does Wimer Cabrera juggle attacking pieces? (18:12)
  • Do Seattle repeat performance from Leg 1 vs. Vancouver (20:53)
  • Predictions for Leg 1 (32:21)
  • Reaction to Caleb Porter leaving Portland (32:41)

Segment 3 - Mailbag and Hot-Take Hotline

  • Are Ben Baer's takes really that hot?
  • Does Caleb Porter's departure make him a more likely USMNT option?
  • Should Almiron have won Newcomer of the Year (47:54)
Direct download: ETR_Nov20_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:23pm EDT

The guys get back together to discuss the four teams left in the Audi 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs. What are the expectations and points pressure for each side? How were able to get to this point in the season? What will the future look like win or lose for them? Plus a sit down with Howard Webb on Video Review

3:48 TFC the pressure and task at hand

10:30 Crew SC how did they get here, what’s in store for the future?

20:20 Does Dempsey need this MLS Cup to cement his legacy?

31:30 How Houston was built, what is their core going forward, and how do the Honduran Internationals perform after their heartbreak in Australia.

42:27 Howard Webb interview on Video Review’s historic roll out, goals for improvement, and what to expect in 2018.

56:45 USMNT-Portugal reaction, debating the future of the GK position

1:08:20 International NIT?

Direct download: ETR_November16.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:20pm EDT

With the Audi 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs still on a break and Andrew Wiebe welcoming Cameron Russell into the world (congrats!), the ExtraTime Radio crew spends some time talking to new Revolution head coach Brad Friedel to understand his philosophy heading into his first professional coaching gig, and previewing the young USMNT squads matchup in Portugal (3:45 pm ET; FS1, Univision, UniMás).

3:47 Brad Friedel Interview
10:16 Friedel on his International contacts he can bring to New England
12:11 How player acquisition will be handled
13:17 Friedel on Revs Academy
16:28 Revs attacking pieces fitting together
20:26 Cody Croppers future
21:25 Friedel on the profile of player the Revs will look for.
32:11 What to look forward to for USMNT fans on Tuesday
37:36 Should the US Soccer foundation be taken down or built on?
42:22 Timeline for hiring next US coach
44:24 Pulisic’s TPT article
50:24 The progress of MLS Homegrowns
53:55 Yaya Toure to NYCFC?
57:00 Debate over Sounders Dynasty

Direct download: ETR_Nov13_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:10pm EDT

The last time in a little while soon to be father Andrew Wiebe and the gang get together to cover all the MLS news. New England make their big coaching hire what will Brad Friedel bring to the club? Up north Remi Garde could be a game changing manager for both Montreal and MLS.

 

In the second segment Dave Sarachan USMNT Interim Manager calls in from Portugal to discuss the future for his young squad, and look back on the dark days of CONCACAF Qualifying.

 

In the mailbag the guys pick through some fantasy MLS trades, fan fiction MLS Cup 2017 finishes, and debate MLS dynasties.

Direct download: ETR_Nov9_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:02pm EDT

Turmoil in the tunnel. Handbags in the hallway. Clash in the club. The 2017 Audi MLS Cup Playoffs got heated on Sunday as the field was narrowed to four, and Jozy Altidore and Sacha Kljestan got all the headlines for the fracas that led to red card to both ... at halftime!

The guys weigh in on the BMO brouhaha, break down Crew SC's loss (but series win) at Yankee Stadium and try to find the balance between injuries and results as the Dynamo busted brackets in Portland.

Plus, USMNT chatter and much more in the Hot-Take Hotline!

Direct download: ETR_Nov6_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:29pm EDT

The guys break down the Sounders victory as they continue on their quest for MLS Cup repeat. They ask what is next for the Whitecaps. In the second segment they preview the Sunday action of leg 2 MLS playoff action as it is win or go home time. 

Direct download: ETR_Nov3_siri_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

With the 2017 Audi MLS Cup Playoffs in full swing, the guys get together to dig into Tuesday's Crew SC-NYCFC match and the three Conference Semifinal first legs already in the books. Can anyone stop Toronto FC? Are fans right to boo Jozy Altidore and Michael Bradley? Can Portland cope with the loss of Diego Chara? Why can't anyone score goals in the Western Conference?

Direct download: ETR_Oct31_siri_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:41pm EDT

Four games and the Knockout Round down, 13 games and a season-capping trophy lift to go as the 2017 Audi MLS Cup Playoffs roll on. After two long nights – one with goals, and one without (though no shortage of drama) – the guys sit down to make sense of it all ahead of the first leg of the conference semifinals.

In this episode...

Segment 1 - Knockout Round review

  • Sorry Atlanta, Columbus are officially the darling of the MLS Cup Playoffs (4:26)
  • Pipa goes Panenka, Zach Steffen's coming out party in PKs (11:01)
  • Set-piece dominant Vancouver wipes the floor with Earthquakes (13:12)
  • Sporting KC fans lament yet another disappointing playoff loss (16:05)
  • Where Kansas City must improve, no excuses (20:12)
  • Fire peak in June, Red Bulls get rolling at just the right time (24:20)

Segment 2 - Semifinal matchups

  • VANvSEA - 'Caps look to replicate Sounders 2017 run, No Dempsey for Seattle (28:53)
  • NYvTOR - Why the Red Bulls could pull the upset, Why Toronto won't let that happen (33:28)
  • HOUvPOR - Dynamo revolve around ... Vicente Sanchez, Timbers easy favorites (39:52)
  • CLBvNYC - Everyone is rooting for Columbus, David Villa must carry NYCFC (45:28)

Segment 3 - Mailbag and Hot-Take Hotline

  • Offside calls get Soccer Twitter up in arms (53:33)
  • Why didn't Tata reorder the PK shooters? (55:32)
  • Pedro Santos hot take, but what about final product? (57:05)
  • Sam Allardyce for USMNT? San Jose? No thanks (1:05:38)

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Direct download: ETR_Oct27_siri_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:09pm EDT

There's no better time than the present for MLS fans, and the guys are in heaven following an insane Decision Day that saw the sixth and final playoff spot change hands seven times, the Western Conference picture shuffle and the Eastern Conference go bonkers only to stay the same (somehow). Listen for analysis from the final day of the regular season, plus a Knockout Round preview that includes a few fearless predictions!

In this episode...

Segment 1 - Decision Day drama

  • Can we do that every single weekend? (1:55)
  • Scoreboard roulette for the final playoff spot (3:35)
  • Should wins be the first tiebreaker? Or goal differential? (7:02)
  • What's next for FC Dallas and Real Salt Lake? (9:15)
  • 'Caps talk a big game but can't back it up (12:33)
  • Should Clint Dempsey miss mulitple games for that elbow? (14:05)
  • Joy for Houston ... and despair for Kansas City (16:50)
  • USMNT players booed, Miggy returns in ATL (21:10)
  • New York City holds serve thanks to Villa (25:45)

Segment 2 - Knockout Round previews

  • CHIvNY - Dax trade referendum, pressure on the Red Bulls (29:20)
  • VANvSJ - Fredy Montero's attacking futility, Quakes hoping for Goonie magic (34:01)
  • ATLvCLB - Potential for fireworks as Almiron returns, Crew SC play for the fans (38:05)
  • HOUvSKC - Who starts up top for Dynamo? Can Sporting buck history? (43:11)

Segment 3 - Mailbag and Hot-Take Hotline

  • This week's Baerantee is trash (49:40)
  • Shame, shame, shame from Canada (52:04)
  • Revisiting preseason predictions (52:54)
  • Naming names and revealing our awards ballots (59:15)

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Direct download: ETR_Oct23_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:42pm EDT

If you haven't listened to ExtraTime Radio, are you really ready for Decision Day? Prepare for the final day of the regular season with Andrew, Matt and David with a special show from the RFK Stadium press box.

There may just be one playoff spot left up for grabs -- battle royal time for San Jose Dallas and Salt Lake -- but the seeding scenarios are downright insane, with just three points separating two through five in both conferences. The guys answer all the pressing questions, then make some regular-season finale Baerantees. Sports Illustrated's Brian Straus also drops by for a mailbag full of RFK lore.

In this episode...

Segment 1 - Crew SC and Eastern Conference

Segment 2 - Western Conference insanity

Segment 3 - Mailbag and Hot-Take Hotline

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Direct download: ETR_Oct19_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:36pm EDT

Carlos Ruiz is an absolute legend. From the sacrifices his family made in Guatemala to help him chase his soccer dream to the dark arts that helped him win championships and score goals to the MLS moments, join us for another story time segment. It is our favorite yet!

Direct download: Ruiz_special.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:04am EDT

If Sunday and Countdown to Decision Day didn't get your juices flowing, you either don't like soccer or last Tuesday in Trinidad & Tobago still haunts you. It's time to at last partly move on -- but never forget -- and the guys jump in the Blue Room to talk Major League Soccer as the playoff field came one team from being set, though seeding is still up in the air, and the Landon Donovan MVP award and Golden Boot races started to clarify. Plus, a preview of MLS story time with Carlos 'Pescadito' Ruiz and the future of the US national team in the mailbag! 

In this episode...

Segment 1 - Countdown to Decision Day

  • Houston Dynamo's season-changing week locks in playoff spot (3:57)
  • Are Sporting KC fading ... again? What will Vermes do with Dwyer money? (7:04)
  • Cascadia trio separate themselves as West's best ... Or did they? (12:21)
  • Real Salt Lake stumble as Yura remains rooted to bench (13:37)
  • San Jose might make the playoffs with worst GD in the West (17:09)
  • Seattle or Portland: Who is more dangerous in the playoffs? (19:33)
  • Diego Valeri for MVP? Who is on board? (24:50)
  • Three points separate 2-5 in the standings (25:30)
  • Who made the most of their weekend? Crew SC or Chicago? (26:54)
  • Home-field advantage is important, especially for Atlanta (30:33)

Segment 2 - Preview of MLS story time with Carlos Ruiz

  • A taste of our hour-long interview w/ Pescadito, full pod coming Wednesday (37:13)

Segment 3 - Mailbag and Hot-Take Hotline

  • This week's Baer-antee (53:48)
  • Who picked Nemanja Nikolic to win Golden Boot? (55:12)
  • Wondo in the No. 10 role ... Is Leitch out of ideas? (56:56)
  • Who is the current equivalent of Carlos Ruiz in MLS? (59:23)
  • What direction should the USMNT plot for the future? (1:04:44)
  • Could Bruce Arena return to MLS? (1:13:05)

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Direct download: ETR_Oct16_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:18pm EDT

It hurts. We know. In need of self-therapy after the US national team's World Cup qualifying nightmare, Andrew Wiebe and Matt Doyle let their emotions flow on Thursday, with a little help from their friends.

After the guys break down what went wrong, commiserate over the opportunity lost for anyone who loves soccer in the United States and begin to think about what the future might bring, former USMNT star and Fox Sports pundit Alexi Lalas (19:04), Paul Tenorio (35:38) of FourFourTwo and Brian Sciaretta (45:27) of American Soccer Now chime in with their respective takes. As always, you can call or text the show at 401-206-0MLS.

In this episode...

US crash out of World Cup

  • Massive feeling of loss takes hold of US soccer community (3:10)
  • Is change inevitable for U.S. Soccer after failure? (6:24)
  • Why missing Russia robs next generation of opportunity (10:15)
  • Mindset must change from top to bottom in US soccer circles (13:01)
  • Soccer is not broken in the US ... do your part to improve it (17:45)
  • INTERVIEW: Alexi Lalas (Fox Sports) breaks down what went wrong (19:04)
  • INTERVIEW: Paul Tenorio (FourFourTwo) talks legacy of failure (35:38)
  • INTERVIEW: Brian Sciaretta (ASN) on missing generation and what's next (45:27)

Countdown to Decision Day

  • Should Red Bulls or ATL hold back in possible playoff matchup? (1:03:01)
  • Will World Cup failure hang over Toronto FC? (1:04:52)
  • What is Kaka's MLS legacy? (1:08:42)
  • How will Tim Melia's injury affect Sporting KC's title hopes? (1:13:27)
  • Who is the Western Conference's bogey team? (1:17:15)

Mailbag

  • What is Clint Dempsey future with the USMNT? (1:23:39)
  • Did we over hype USMNT? Does ETR bear some responsibility? (1:24:38)
  • How do we build a better and more education soccer community?(1:30:50)
  • Does the USMNT need to adopt a single system? (1:32:59)
  • Whose US career is over after World Cup flop? (1:35:37)

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Direct download: ETR_Oct12_MLSs.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:33pm EDT

What a weekend it was the US National stepped up agains Panama in their biggest moment in years, and the NY Red Bulls locked down the last of the Eastern Conference playoff spots. It was all a little too much for Andrew so he takes a breath as David, Matt, and Ben guide you through it all. What did the USA learn from their demolition of Panama? What changes do you expect in Trinidad? What positions are up for battle?

 

6:12 T&T Preview

 

In the second segment the guys investigate whether a Daniel Royer fueled Red Bulls side can threaten the top of the east, and then they both lay to rest and give hope to every MLS squad that has fallen by the wayside. Which of the 8 has disappointed the most, and which fan base has the most hope to get them through the winter.

 

New England & Orlando 25:31

Philadelphia 31:17

Montreal 35:13

DC United 36:43

LA Galaxy 39:23

Colorado 41:50

Minnesota United 43:23

Direct download: ETR_Oct9_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:53pm EDT

Immediate reaction following the US national team's 4-0 win against Panama. A special gift from the ETR guys to you!

Direct download: USvPAN_react.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:52pm EDT

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

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

In this episode...

US-Panama preview

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

MLS Weekend + Mailbag

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

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Direct download: ETR_Oct5_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:20pm EDT

A Supporters' Shield and double for Toronto FC, drama in the wild wild Western Conference, Bruce Arena's crunch-time roster for the final two World Cup qualifiers on the road to Russia and much more ... the ExtraTime Radio pump is primed and ESPN's Taylor Twellman (listen at 36:33 mark) joins the guys to discuss it all. Subscribe to ExtraTime Radio to listen to the podcast twice a week.

Also in this episode...

  • Are Toronto FC getting the hoopla they deserve for Shield? (2:10)
  • Should Toronto FC go for the all-time points record? (7:10)
  • The Western Conference's best team? It's anyone's guess (9:52)
  • Was that a handball and PK in Orlando? Guys chime in (20:33)
  • The hottest team in MLS that nobody (but us) is talking about (22:32)
  • Who will win the Golden Boot? (25:45)
  • Matt Doyle's take on Bruce Arena's USMNT roster for WCQs (27:50)
  • INTERVIEW: ESPN's Taylor Twellman on USMNT holes, MLS (36:33)
  • Hot-Take Hotline/Mailbag ... 401-206-0MLS (1:04:33)
  • This week's Baerantee (1:05:37)
  • What's your MLS Halloween costume? (1:12:27)

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Direct download: ETR_Oct2_1.mp3
Category:Sports -- posted at: 5:09pm EDT

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

Also in this episode...

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

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Direct download: ETR_Sept_28_Full_show.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:45pm EDT

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

In this episode...

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

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

Direct download: ETR_Sept25_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:06pm EDT

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

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

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

Direct download: ETR_Sept21_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:01am EDT

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

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

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

Direct download: Sept_17_ExtraTime_Radio.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:52pm EDT

What happens when Atlanta United see red? We're talking two first-half red cards to the second-ever visitors to Mercedes-Benz Stadium. We're talking 9 vs. 11 when Josef Martinez is feeling it and Miguel Almiron is ready to ride. A soccer touchdown, that's what happens.

After the Revs suffered a historic 7-0 defeat, the guys argue about running up the score and whether Tata Martino should have gone even numbers just to keep his side rested. Then ATLUTD president Darren Eales (9:30) calls in to rave about an incredible season so far, give Tata credit for keeping things even keel and basically guarantee that a new single-season attendance record will be set on Saturday.

After the break, Vancouver head coach Carl Robinson (37:45) joins Andrew and David to explain how the Whitecaps fought their way into first place, what tier of attacker Yordy Reyna falls in and why Thierry Henry still wanted to be coached with the Red Bulls. Plus, all your questions, comments and banter in the Mailbag as the Hot-Take Hotline lights up for the

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Direct download: ETR_Sept14_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:13pm EDT

INTERVIEWS: Caleb Porter (25:06) and Diego Valeri (1:03:13)

Monday means soccer talk! Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss a show. First up, Andrew, David (Jason?) and Matt dive into the weekend action, including Atlanta United's banner homecoming at Mercedes-Benz Stadium and the make-or-break homestand that figures to define their season and playoff place. It was a big win, but what on earth is wrong with FC Dallas? Plenty, it seems.

More questions answers: Can Toronto FC make regular-season history AND win MLS Cup? What's the deal with the rumored Erik Palmer-Brown move? Who's the odds-on favorite to win Landon Donovan MLS MVP? Are the Montreal Impact out if after a third straight loss? How will Jordan Morris' injury affect the Sounders?

After the break, Portland head coach Caleb Porter (25:06) joins Andrew for an unfiltered interview about the state of coaching and tactics in MLS, the players and teams he respects most, the reason Portland was the right job from him and whether the pressure on the Timbers is fair or not. Stick around for a Seattle-based #Baerantee in the mailbag, then MVP candidate Diego Valeri (1:03:13) hops on for an interview you won't want to miss.

Direct download: ETR_Sept11_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:39pm EDT

Is the sky falling for the US national team? Short answer ... no. Long answer ... don't look up. After a near catastrophic international break for Bruce Arena and the Americans, Andrew and Matt get together to break it all down. What's up with the stinkers against Costa Rica and Honduras? What can Arena do to right the ship? Why would anyone think missing the World Cup is the answer to the USMNT's current struggles?

With that out of the way, the guys tackle Atlanta United's home-heavy slate as Mercedes-Benz Arena prepares for its first MLS match. Can the FIve Stripes get enough points to keep their playoff and MLS Cup dreams alive? If they don't, how big a blow is that to their banner first season? Plus, which non-playoff team is best equipped for 2018?

After the break, Sporting KC head coach Peter Vermes joins Andrew for a long, all-encompassing interview, including what makes the best defense in MLS so special, the MLS academy arms race, effect of TAM on rosters and scouting, Graham Zusi's career in KC and switch to right back and current plight of the US national team. Would Vermes consider the job? You bet, if he can bear to leave Sporting.

Instead of the Hot-Take Hotline, Ike Opara and Tim Melia (Sporting KC) drop by for an off-the-cuff convo about All-Star snubs, fast cars, Vermes' health regimen and kickball games at Chivas USA. Stay tuned for lots of laughs and stories you've never heard before!

Direct download: ETR_Sept_4_MLSs.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:25pm EDT

Happy Labor Day! Enjoy the holiday with a heaping helping of ExtraTime Radio driven by Continental, as Andrew Wiebe and Matt Doyle come to your from their living rooms to yours.

The guys break down a disastrous loss to Costa Rica on Friday, look ahead to a high-stakes trip to San Pedro Sula to face Honduras on Tuesday, calculate the odds that the Americans could (gulp) actually miss the World Cup and take a hard look at Bruce Arena's roster choices and role in the loss.

The MLS slate may have been truncated, but there was a lot to talk about. Stick around for the latest around the league and listener questions and takes in the Hot-Take Hotline!

Direct download: Labor_Day_ETR.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:01pm EDT