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It was a day of new beginnings in Philadelphia on Thursday as the MLS SuperDraft made its yearly splash. Andrew, Simon and David were on the ground to give you the complete wrap from the draft, with exclusive audio from proceedings that saw Canuck U-20 Cyle Larin taken first overall, Cristian Roldan fall down the board and Marcelo Sarvas traded.

Of course, in Toronto, big news was going down with Jozy Altidore and Jermain Defoe. It wasn't pegged as a bloody big deal, rather a shrewd move to replace one unhappy striker with a younger, North American one. But should US fans be unhappy the Yanks biggest stars are landing in the #WeTheNorth? The guys talk that and Sasha Kljestan, who appears headed for LA.

In the mailbag, it's clear USL PRO played a large role in Thursday's SuperDraft proceedings. What's next? Also, the guys give Mix Diskerud advice on where to live and admire Pablo Mastroeni's incredible mustache.

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The guys start with the news of the day in the soccer world. Cristiano Ronaldo won the Ballon d'Or, but how did Americans vote? Who is the media member who get the honor alongside Clint Dempsey and Jurgen Klinsmann? That'd be Soccer America's Paul Kennedy, who joins to explain how got that honor and what goes into the vote.

Then, with the MLS SuperDraft looming on Thursday (Live show on MLSsoccer.com and Sirius XM FC), MLSsoccer.com's own Jonathan Yardley calls in from South Florida where the MLS Combine is in full swing. See what's shaking on the ground and who Yardley thinks will go in the top three spots.

In the second segment, the guys turn to the US national team, specifically the U-20s frustrating CONCACAF U-20 Championship start and Klinsmann's January camp decisions. What's wrong with US youth teams? What's up the Olympic and first-team roster mix in Carson?

In the mailbag, Red Bulls fans get their platform after Friday's special with New York sporting director Ali Curtis. See what they had to say...

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In a special edition of ETR, Red Bulls' sporting director Ali Curtis takes a break from MLS Combine scouting to explain all the moving and shaking in his first two weeks on the job. What happened to Mike Petke? What’s next for the club? DPs? Cahill? Jozy? Sasha?

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Simon is back to talk all things New York Red Bulls after a franchise-changing decision to let head coach Mike Petke go. Jesse Marsch is in and the guys think that could work ... but will the fans get on board with the new regime? Plus, could Jozy Altidore be headed to New York? Or maybe Toronto? What about Portland? ESPN's Taylor Twellman gives his thoughts as well and explains why this ETR hit is a little bit different than the rest of them.

That might have been the big news, but there was plenty more filling in the rest of the cracks in MLS. The schedule is out, Generation adidas signings have been announced ahead of the Combine, Garth Lagerwey is on the move, Maurice Edu might have sealed a Union deal, Liam Ridgewell is headed to Wigan and Bakary Soumare dropped a Fire bomb on Chicago.

In the mailbag, one listener makes his opinion clear when it comes to Frank Lampard's delayed arrival, Gedion Zelalem's "Americaness" is confirmed (as if it needed to be) and the guys wonder if the ScoreBorg actually exists.

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The guys are back in the studio after a long break. Well, everyone but Simon Borg, who calls in to discuss the Frank Lampard situation, Steven Gerrard news and Doniel Henry's transfer to the Premier League. Where is Simon? You'll have to listen to find out.

Then listen as Arsenal scout Danny Karbassiyoon explains how he discovered Gedion Zelalem in his own backyard, what kind of player the USMNT might have on its hands and how we should all approach the growing hype around the teenage phenom.

Finally, the mailbag starts with Atlanta name ideas then turns into a brainstorming session for Andrew's signature closing line. Needless to say, over and out has to go.

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We wouldn't dream of leaving you hanging during the holidays, so ETR set about creating four shows to get everyone through the end of 2014.

Dec. 22: Referees (PRO's GM Peter Walton and Chris Penso)

Dec. 25: Americans Abroad (Alejandro Bedoya, Herediano owner David Patey, Kabul Premier League vet Nicholas Pugliese)

Dec. 29: Expansion (Atlanta MLS president Darren Eales, LAFC president and co-owner Tom Penn)

Jan. 1: ETR Book Club (The Numbers Game with author David Sally)

In this episode, the guys revive the ETR Book Club by reviewing The Numbers Game: Why Everything You Know About Soccer Is Wrong by Chris Anderson and David Sally.

Sally joins to talk about the thought process behind the book, the progress in the field since and where advanced statistics in soccer go from here. Meanwhile, Opta analyst Devin Pleuler and the Armchair Analyst Matt Doyle fill in for Simon for a roundtable on the state of stats in soccer.

Finally, the guys dip into the mailbag to see what the listeners thought of the book. Tweet or email with your suggestion for our next ETR Book Club!

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We wouldn't dream of leaving you hanging during the holidays, so ETR set about creating four shows to get everyone through the end of 2014.

Dec. 22: Referees (PRO's GM Peter Walton and Chris Penso)

Dec. 25: Americans Abroad (Alejandro Bedoya, Herediano owner David Patey, Kabul Premier League vet NicholasPugliese)

Dec. 29: Expansion (Atlanta MLS president Darren Eales, LAFC president and co-owner Tom Penn)

Jan. 1: ETR Book Club (The Numbers Game with author David Sally)

In this episode, the guys talk to MLS Atlanta president and former Tottenham Hotspur executive Darren Eales about his time in college soccer, experience in the EPL, arrival in MLS and the league's future in the South.

Atlanta will be joined by LAFC in 2017, and president and co-owner Tom Penn is already hard at work to make sure everything goes smoothly. First things first, a name, a logo and a stadium.

Finally, in a special expansion mailbag, Armchair Analyst Matt Doyle joins to respond to fan comments and questions.

Email us at ExtraTime@MLSsoccer.com or tweet us at @ExtraTimeRadio. And make sure you check out our West Coast brethren at March to the Match every Wednesday!

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We wouldn't dream of leaving you hanging during the holidays, so ETR set about creating four shows to get everyone through the end of 2014.

Dec. 22: Referees (PRO's GM Peter Walton and Chris Penso)

Dec. 25: Americans Abroad (Alejandro Bedoya, Herediano owner David Patey, Kabul Premier League vet NicholasPugliese)

Dec. 29: Expansion (Atlanta MLS president Darren Earles, LAFC president and co-owner Tom Penn)

Jan. 1: ETR Book Club (The Numbers Game with author David Sally)

In this episode, US national team star Alejandro Bedoya checks in from Nantes in France to talk lifestyle, his path to Europe, rude shopkeepers and his current contract situation.

Next Herediano's American owner David Patey explains how he accidentally came to be a big wig celebrity in Costa Rican soccer.

Finally, Kabul Premier League vet Nicholas Pugliese joins to discuss his time as the first American to play professionally in Afghanistan.

Email us at ExtraTime@MLSsoccer.com or tweet us at @ExtraTimeRadio. And make sure you check out our West Coast brethren at March to the Match every Wednesday!

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We wouldn't dream of leaving you hanging during the holidays, so the boys at ETR set about creating four shows to get everyone through the end of 2014.

Dec. 22: Referees (PRO's GM Peter Walton and Chris Penso)

Dec. 25: Americans Abroad (Alejandro Bedoya, Herediano owner David Patey, Kabul Premier League vet Nicholas Pugliese)

Dec. 29: Expansion (Atlanta MLS president Darren Earles, LAFC president and co-owner Tom Penn)

Jan. 1: ETR Book Club (The Numbers Game with author David Sally)

In this episode, PRO GM Peter Walton reviews the year in MLS refereeing in 2014 and what is to come in 2015. He says more than 90 percent of the calls were correct this year, and explains how they aim to improve the process even more.

Referee Chris Penso then joins the guys to talk about what he gave up to pick up the whistle full time, and what it was like refereeing the inaugural Hero Indian Super League match.

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Another draft is in the books as Re-Entry Stage 2 came and went on Thursday. Find out who was picked and what it all means in the grand scheme of the MLS offseason. Erick Torres wasn't eligible for the Dispersal Draft (all hail MLS roster mechanisms), but it seems his future is close to being resolved. Where will he go? Will it be MLS? Will Jermain Defoe join him on North American shores? Plus, what does ETR have in the works for the rest of December?

Finally is an understatement. The vote is done, and it's unanimous. D.C. United are getting a stadium in the District. General managing partner and co-owner Jason Levien joins Andrew and David to describe the process, what it was like to be the point man on such a high-stakes project and what comes next. Stadium design? Timeline? You'll want to tune in for that.

In the mailbag, the guys run over Simon's New Year's resolutions sans Mr. Borg, talk Las Vegas expansion and debate East and West Coast merits.

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