ExtraTime Radio

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