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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!

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 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.

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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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.

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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If you watched the College Cup, you probably wondered about the quality of soccer being played and the bus Virginia parked in front of their own goal. If you didn't watch, you probably heard all about it on Twitter. So what's more important? Winning ugly or at least trying to play? Meanwhile, another trophy was lifted in Liga MX, Frank Lampard's NYCFC fate got murkier, Steven Gerrard was linked with the Red Bulls and Brek Shea seems to be on his way to Orlando. Oh, and what do we make of this?

The Fire aren't just being linked with Designated Players, they're signing them. Kennedy Igboananike is already in the bag, and there might be a Ghanaian striker on the way as well. No matter how you twist it, Frank Yallop is making moves. He gives the guys the lowdown on everything going down in the Windy City, plus elaborates on Harry Shipp's future.

In the mailbag, Simon keeps making excuses about the ScoreBorg, the guys wonder which MLSers would make the best managers, the Revs empty forward stable is addressed and David hints at a life-changing holiday season.

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You didn't think you were going to get a break did you? Maybe a quick breather before the offseason consumed all your available time and energy? No such luck for MLS fans, as the minute MLS Cup was done and dusted, players started moving all over the place. The guys break down the Expansion Draft then talk strategy with Orlando City SC coach Adrian Heath.

The Dynamo were a brand new franchise at one point, and now they have just their second-ever head coach in former Bolton and Burnley boss Owen Coyle. Hear why he's in Houston, how his team will play and how a Scotsman plans on dealing with the summer heat.

In the mailbag, Simon's favorite Christmas tradition, the most underrated player in MLS Cup and CONCACAF camp for D.C. United.

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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Dynasty. There's no arguing it now. The LA Galaxy made it three MLS Cup titles in four years on Sunday in dramatic fashion, MLS Volkswagen MVP Robbie Keane doing the extra-time honors against the luckless Revs, now five-time runners-up in the big game. In the aftermath, Andrew is joined by the March to the Match guys as they wrap up the 19th season in MLS and look ahead.

Speaking of looking ahead, the half-day trade window didn't disappoint. There would be no sleepy Monday as Dave and Simon break down all the trades, signings and back-and-forth in the aftermath of MLS Cup (Borchers to Portland, Collin and Okugo to Orlando, NYCFC wheeling and dealing). Oh, and expansion lists are out as well, so there's that to ponder.

 

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