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Gold Cup quarterfinals, AT&T All-Star snubs and Mexican superstars fill the show as Andrew returns to the fold. The guys, along with friend of the show Calen Carr, break down all the big MLS stories, including what Gio Dos Santos might mean to the Galaxy and MLS based on his time with Cuauhtémoc Blanco. The guys also react the day’s trade news, including Alvaro Sabario’s RSL exit. Then Pablo Mastroeni joins the show to discuss the Rapids’ newfound winning ways, and his All-Star managerial duties.

In the second segment, the guys tackle the Gold Cup. Calen reports back from his travels to give you the inside scoop on who will go through to the semifinals. Plus, the USMNT made three roster changes. How will it change Jurgen Klinsmann’s starting lineup?

In the mailbag, Simon returns to defend his position on the best MLS match in history as the fans put him on the spot. The debate rages on!

Direct download: ETR_July16.mp3
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On the weekend that Steven Gerrard made his debut for the LA Galaxy, did we witness perhaps the greatest match in MLS history in Week 19? David, Simon and Ben kick off the show with the thriller in the Bronx between New York City FC and Toronto FC and the epic hat-trick performance by Sebastian Giovinco. TFC next face upstart Philadelphia and Union star forward CJ Sapong joins the gang to provide some insight into the magic moment that he and the team are experiencing.

 

After putting a bow on the MLS weekend, Arielle joins the show for an in-depth, in-person interview with Conor O'Brien, a native New Yorker who has quietly plied his trade in Europe for the last several years. Learn about his story and the lengths he went to earn a professional contract abroad. As a free agent, and with suitors from multiple countries, he now has a big decision to make on his next move. 

 

In the mailbag, we discuss the CONCACAF Gold Cup, Mexico's stumble against Guatemala and Canada's scoreless drought. Do Benito Floro's men have what it takes to beat Costa Rica in their group finale? Also, USMNT forward Jozy Altidore reveals the reason why he doesn't raise his hand to his heart during the national anthem. 

Direct download: ETR_July13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:54pm EST

The Gold Cup is in full swing and with Andrew out on the road, David and Arielle step up with Simon to bring you all the coverage. Chris Wondolowski joins us from Boston to hit on all the serious topics: Who controls the locker-room music? What ever happened to the lucky "W"? And what do we know about Haiti? Plus a full breakdown of Canada’s opening match, and is Cyle Larin getting too much heat?

 

In the second segment, the moment has finally come for Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard to begin their MLS adventure. The gang discusses which club will be better off. Plus we provide your Rocky Mountain Cup preview and can Vancouver continue their high-flying form vs. Sporting KC?

 

In a special mailbag segment, Preki calls in to discuss his managerial future. Is he leaving for a manager job or assistant gig in the UK? Which team is he joining? Find out all that and more. 

 

Direct download: ETR_July9.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:26pm EST

World champs! There’s only one way to start the show, and that’s with a complete breakdown of the United States’ victory in the Women’s World Cup final. Forget victory, though. This was a 90-minute celebration led by hat-trick hero Carli Lloyd. Simon called it, and so did Chelsea Ladies head coach Emma Hayes, who joins the guys to explain why the USWNT are still at the top of the women’s game.

Now that you’ve finally caught your breath after a hectic month of June, it’s time to dip your toes in CONCACAF waters. The Gold Cup starts Tuesday, and Andrew, Simon and David all agree that the USMNT are the favorites. But what’s their weakness? And how will Dempsey react to his demotion from captain? Fox Sports’ Kyle McCarthy joins to answer those questions and more. It’s time to get CONCACAF’d!

Of course, MLS won’t stop for the Gold Cup, and there’s plenty to talk about on the domestic front. First, David and Andrew introduce Arielle Castillo, then the discussion shifts to some guy named Andrea Pirlo, who is NYCFC’s newest DP. But what about Giovani dos Santos? And why is Andrew eating crow. Tune in to find out.

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:08pm EST

World Cup fever is raging right now in the US and Japan, and Andrew, Simon, and David are on board. They open up with Emma Hayes’ reaction to the semifinals, and the full breakdown of the final matchup to come. Fortunately, as if there wasn’t enough soccer on the radar, the US Open Cup is rolling along as well. Get the lowdown on the Round of 16 action as well as the quarterfinals.


In the second segment, get your MLS fill: all the weekend’s games, what to watch for, and who needs it most. Next up, a fun and informative conversation with ETR's guru of youth development, Tampa Bay Rowdies head coach Thomas Rongen. Rongen brought Michael Bradley, Jozy Altidore and Freddy Adu through the U-20s, and reminisces about a player who could have outshone them all in Charles Renken. He also discusses Jordan Morris, the future of the Rowdies, and the next step for development in the US and Canada.


In the mailbag, it’s all USMNT. What message did Jurgen Klinsmann send Clint Dempsey by giving Bradley the armband? Plus, who is Aron Johannsson’s MLS comparable?

Direct download: ETR_July2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:46pm EST

The guys are back in the saddle to help react to an epic Rivalry Week. Simon fights off his mystery sickness to join Andrew and David for full breakdown from Fabian Castillo’s Friday-night magic to claim “El Capitan” to a blowout in Cascadia. Plus, Sacha Kljestan checks in to detail how the Red Bulls turned it around in the second half of the New York City derby and Matt Miazga and Felipe’s flawed celebration.

In the second segment, the guys hit all the key moments from the rest of the weekend then move on to US Open Cup action, with the Round of 16 set for Tuesday and Wednesday. The Charlotte Independence are the last USL team standing and head coach Mike Jeffries checks in as his squad lands in Chicago.

In the mailbag, Simon and Andrew discuss Giovani Dos Santos and Chicharito’s potential MLS moves, another fan attempts to appeal to Simon’s taste in music, and a happy Joe Gaetjens day to you!

Direct download: ETR_June29.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:45pm EST

Tune in for a packed show as Rivalry Week revs up following a wild Wednesday night slate and transitions to the weekend. Andrew and David replace a Borg with an analyst as Matt Doyle subs in to help break down all the action. Sounders GM Garth Lagerwey joins the guys to stoke some transfer rumors, talk Clint Dempsey’s suspension and Jordan Morris.

In the second segment, the guys look ahead to the weekend, starting with “El Capitan” and ending on Sunday with back-to-back primetime matchups on national TV. Plus, Gold Cup roster reactions, and Emma Hayes checks in to preview the mouth watering WWC quarterfinals coming up, especially USA-China and Canada-England.

In the mailbag, tune in to see if you’re one of three lucky winners of free MLS LIVE accounts. Then listen to what the guys think about MLS Atlanta’s new name.

Direct download: ETR_Jun25.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:09pm EST

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

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

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

Direct download: ETR_Jun22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:11pm EST

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

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

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

Direct download: ETR_Jun18.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:26pm EST

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

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

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

Direct download: ETR_Jun15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:20pm EST