Mon, 29 July 2019
In a special All-Star edition of Extratime, Andrew Wiebe, David Gass, Matt Doyle and Bobby Warshaw sit down in Orlando at the MLS Digital HQ presented by Wells Fargo to get hyped for the Homegrown Game, MLS Skills Challenge and marquee clash on Wednesday night.
In this episode ... Who is the best team in the Eastern Conference? Your guess is as good as ours! Mark-Anthony Kaye comes by the set to chat about LAFC, his Barca midfield model, why his career got off to a slow start, Canada's future and Bob Bradley in the weight room. Finally, Inter Miami's first signings cost a pretty penny. What it means for MLS?
Thu, 25 July 2019
Andrew Wiebe, David Gass, Calen Carr and Susannah Collins look back on the first half of the 2019 MLS season. More specifically, the crew chooses their top storyline so far. Someone’s gotta choose LAFC, but everything else is up for grabs. How about Minnesota’s progress? The Revs’ ying-yang season? Matias Almeyda and San Jose? Union atop the table? So much to choose from!
Also in this episode … Leagues Cup quarterfinals, including James Harden flexing and dancing, a cat on the field in Utah and the Galaxy kids coming through, Zlatan’s avoids suspension for that elbow, All-Star lookahead and your thoughts in the mailbag.
5:02 – Leagues Cup! Alex Morgan, James Harden & the RSL cat
11:58 – Did MLS teams approach Leagues Cup in the right way?
15:42 – Josh Wolff … Good hire for Austin FC?
27:03 – Zlatan avoids suspension. Should it have been a red card?
36:37 – Low point for the Vancouver Whitecaps in CanChamp
41: 40 – Favorite storylines from the 2019 season…
51:10 – Looking forward to LAFCvATL and more Pity Martinez
Mon, 22 July 2019
In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, Charlie Davies, Matt Doyle and David Gass talk soccer and take sides. Are you Team Zlatan or Team Over Zlatan? El Trafico brings out the best (in the media and on the field) from the big Swede, and the guys dig into another rivalry win for the Galaxy as well as the polarizing nature of the club’s international star. Plus, do LAFC need another attacking Designated Player to make sure they don’t fall short of MLS Cup?
Also in this episode … Cascadia Cup delivers (and so does Brian Fernandez … again), MLS Week 20 winners and “dropped points,” a big decision for Red Bulls with Aaron Long linked to West Ham and Leagues Cup kick off and expansion!
1:23 - Galaxy own LAFC in El Trafico
8:43 - Zlatan: Soccer poet or boring blowhard?
20:19 - Does LAFC need a DP attacker to avoid MLS Cup disappointment?
25:25 - Better bet for MLS Cup: Sounders or Timbers?
34:20 - Winners (and "dropped points") from MLS Week 20
49:29 - Should the Red Bulls sell Aaron Long to West Ham?
53:56 - Leagues Cup ... Just give it a chance, OK?
Thu, 18 July 2019
Despite being a Man/Woman down, Bobby and David keep their shape as they do a two man Extratime show for the ages. A host of midweek MLS games give the guys a chance to debate what happened to the Fire over the last two years. Then they revel in the turnaround in New England topped by Gustavo Bou’s debut wonder goal.
Orlando City SC forward Chris Mueller joins the show to talk about his excitement over taking part in the MLS skills challenge (July 30th, 8pm ET on MLSsoccer.com, MLS App, MLS Twitch & Twitter, PlutoTV), talks a little trash to Atlético Madrid, and tells us what his next steps are in his career.
Plus, an El Tráfico preview, should Crew fans be worried, and so much more.
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5:15 Chicago Fire what is going on?
14:52 Revolution love on Bou’s debut
20:53 Toronto ready to rise in the east
26:00 Houston Dynamo and James Harden
27:09 Skills Challenge chat
29:34 Chris Mueller interview on skills challenge, the steps he has to take to make the USMNT, best moments at Exploria Stadium including the "Running of the Wall", and the playoff push for OCSC.
44:55 El Trafico preview who does this mean more for?
53:43 Leagues Cup
55:07 Mailbag on Crew SC
Mon, 15 July 2019
Who is up and who is down in MLS? A wild weekend of games across the league and Doyle, Bobby, Calen, and David sit down to try and help you make sense of it. These experts look at which teams made the biggest statements in their wins (and loses) as we head into the second half of the season. Plus San Jose dominate the Cali Clasico, a wild finish for Minnesota to maintain their winning streak, and the controversy in the Hudson River Derby.
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Thu, 11 July 2019
MLS transfer window opens with a record signing in New England, and Jim Curtin finally gets a contract extension.
In this episode, Susannah Collins & Calen Carr continuing celebrating after the USWNT parade in NYC, and David Gass & Bobby Warshaw recap their experience at a wild quarterfinal round game in the U.S. Open Cup. Fresh off his contract extension announcement, Jim Curtin joins the show to talk about the approach the club has on Homegrowns.
The MLS transfer window opens with a massive DP signing of Gustavo Bou in New England, and the show previews a big Week 20 highlighted by Seattle hosting Atlanta on Sunday.
Mon, 8 July 2019
In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, Charlie Davies, Matt Doyle and David Gass reflect on a magical World Cup run for the US women’s national team, then do the same for a Gold Cup run that saw the men fall just short. How does Gregg Berhalter’s squad measure up against Mexico? What could change in the next six months? Who were the big winners among the players?
Also in this episode … Good idea or bad idea with the transfer window set to open. YOLO! Ali Adnan is staying in Vancouver. Plus winners from Week 18 and a USMNT-focused mailbag.
Thu, 4 July 2019
In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, Charlie Davies, Matt Doyle and Bobby Warshaw burn the midnight oil – Brown Liquor Special anyone? – to celebrate the US women’s national team’s run to the World Cup final and break down the USMNT’s Gold Cup semifinal win against Jamaica and look ahead to a US-Mexico payoff in Chicago.
Also in this episode … The Athletic’s Sam Stejskal sets the stage for the summer transfer window, including the possibility that Inter Miami goes for a big splash. Like, Luis Suarez big.
1:47 – USA! USA! USA! World Cup final here we come
10:40 – Another final? Yes, please. Breaking down US-Jamaica in the Gold Cup semis
31:18 – Transfer window lowdown with The Athletic’s Sam Stejskal
Mon, 1 July 2019
In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, Charlie Davies, Matt Doyle and Calen Carr praise the soccer gods. Why? The MLS All-Star Skills Challenge presented by Target is back … and backed by the F2Freestylers. Who has skills for days and got snubbed? What alternative skill games would capture the world’s attention?
Oh, and lots of soccer talk is coming your way as well. First up, why did the USMNT look so underwhelming against Curacao? What went wrong and what can be fixed against Jamaica in the Gold Cup semis? How should Canada respond to another devastating loss? What does Andrew have to say to everyone calling the Gold Cup a waste of time? EPIC RANT.
Also in this episode … MLS teams below the playoff line who are going to climb, the Earthquakes and Matias Almeyda are on to something special and Frank De Boer says Pity Martinez was a “danger” to Atlanta United.
2:18 – MLS Skills Challenge is back! Seriously, get pumped
12:08 – USMNT are on to the Gold Cup semifinals, but there is reason for concern
18:22 – Why the US need Altidore at center forward (and how Zardes can still help)
27:02 – Looking ahead to US-Jamaica in the Gold Cup semifinal
32:35 – Canada choke. Why and how? And what’s next?
39:40 – RANT: Why Gold Cup haters need to crawl under a rock
46:40 – MLS Week 17: Quakes on the come up! Non-playoff teams that could rise…