Susannah reveals she doesn’t have #CCLFever (gasp) as the crew laments this week’s disappointing results against Liga MX. Is MLS making progress? Yes, it’s just slower than we’d like. Tune in for the Week 3 preview, then it is on to the big conversations.
First, MLSsoccer.com national writer Sam Stejskal joins Andrew and David to explain how MLS teams spend the big bucks and why the way we’re talking about it is wrong. Forget Designated Player tags. That’s just the beginning. To explain more, Sounders GM Garth Lagerwey stops by the studio to talk Seattle spend, MLS roster-building trends, CCL progress and the US national team under Gregg Berhalter.
Also in this episode, a listener rates the Extratime hosts on the FIFA scale. The results are surprising and hilarious.
2:00 – BIG REVEAL! Susannah does not have CCL Fever…
4:46 – Liga MX handles business head-to-head with MLS in the CCL quarters
7:22 – Is MLS making progress in CCL?
13:00 – Atlanta United bow out of CCL, but get a consolation prize
17:53 – The best to come in MLS Week 3
28:03 – INTERVIEW: MLSsoccer.com national writer Sam Stejskal on why we’re talking about MLS spending all wrong
35:48 – INTERVIEW: Sounders’ GM Garth Lagerwey on how MLS teams spend, how that has to change, CCL & USMNT
57:43 – MAILBAG: A listener rates the Extratime hosts on the FIFA scale