Mon, 9 September 2019
Mailbag episode! Andrew Wiebe, Matt Doyle and Bobby Warshaw answer a flood of listener questions following the US national team’s 3-0 loss to Mexico. What’s the narrative around the team? Can it be spun as anything but a disaster? What is progress? Is Gregg Berhalter an Ideologue? Why are Wil Trapp and Gyasi Zardes starting? Is it too late for players to pick up the system? How might Tyler Adams change things? Can we count on John Brooks? Is there a Plan B? Is Mexico just better?
Also in the episode … Duane Rollins calls in to talk Canada and the Nations League. Could an MLS team beat Mexico? How will NYCFC do without Heber? Is Dome Torrent a Coach of the Year candidate? Who should D.C. United sign to replace Rooney and Lucho? What is Jonathan Lewis’ ceiling? Who deserves the blame if the Galaxy miss the playoffs? Will Sporting KC sign a big-time No. 9?
3:40 – USA lose to Mexico … is the sky falling? What is the narrative?
8:30 – What progress did Doyle and Warshaw see against Mexico?
15:34 – Is Gregg Berhalter an ideologue? Should Trapp start?
23:30 – Should Sargent, Pomykal and the other young guns start?
27:10 – Can USA rely on John Brooks? How has Weston McKennie done with USA?
35:43 – Is Extratime too “buddy buddy” with Berhalter?
38:31 – The Tata Counterfactual: What would USA look like with Martino in charge?
41:24 – Duane Rollins (Host of Soccer Today) takes ETR to task on Canada
50:08 – MLS Mailbag: NYCFC, Dome Torrent, LuchoRoo replacements in D.C., Jonathan Lewis’ ceiling
57:47 – Who takes the heat if the Galaxy miss the playoffs? Will Sporting KC sign a big-time No. 9?