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Andrew, Charlie and David gather to dig through the wreckage of a crazy night of comebacks in MLS and look ahead to the weekend!

4:41 - Brian White, ‘Caps pull off amazing comeback win

16:49 - Should Vanni Sartini get the Vancouer job full time?

24:56 - Minnesota’s DPs show up, can they carry them to the playoffs?

31:15 - Cristian Arango is making a case for Newcomer of the Year

37:22 - Will Carlos Vela be with LAFC long-term?

43:26 - Atlanta’s inability to see out games is a concern 

51:16 - What would a Supporters’ Shield mean to the Revs?

1:02:43 - Dropped points for both Seattle and Colorado at the top of the West

1:07:17 - Wooden Spoon shenanigans 

1:10:09 - Mailbag

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 7:30pm EDT

Everything you need to know (and some stuff you don't) from MLS Week 30!

5:25 - MLS Cup or bust for the Revs?

18:16 - LA Galaxy snap a 9-game winless run

25:45 - Loons get a win, but positive signs for Austin

29:21 - RSL are fun, good, and look like they’re going to make the playoffs

35:44 - LAFC avoids a trap game, stays alive for playoffs 

42:30 - Vancouver is playing their best soccer in years

50:34 - What’s the most attractive open coaching job in MLS?

58:21 - RBNY and NYCFC are two teams headed in different directions

1:05:24 - Atlanta handles business on the road, move up the table

1:09:28 - Columbus, Montreal both grab needed results 

1:13:38 - Mailbag

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 6:12pm EDT

The guys gather in the wake of another Concacaf World Cup Qualifying window to discuss the USMNT's win against Costa Rica and qualifying campaign so far and celebrate Canada and Alphonso Davies' triumph over Panama!

1:18 - First reactions to the USMNT win

8:11 - Is rotating goalkeepers the right move for the USMNT?

24:17 - Evaluating Weston McKennie’s performance in this window

28:35 - Is Robinson/Richards the CB pairing of the future?

38:43 - Was this a successful window for the USMNT?

45:18 - Canada blows out Panama after early scare

52:06 - Will Canada make the World Cup?

56:46 - Biggest MLS playoff stories to watch as the international window ends

1:04:12 - MLS games of the weekend

1:09:12 - Ricardo Pepi is No. 1 on this year’s 22 under 22 list presented by Body Armor

1:13:51 - Mailbag

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 3:33pm EDT

The Extratime crew digs into the USMNT's shocking loss to Panama, Canada's draw down in Jamaica, and recaps the mini MLS weekend.

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 9:29am EDT

The guys burn the midnight oil (and pour the brown stuff) to bring you instant reaction to the USMNT’s win against Jamaica and Canada’s historic result in Mexico City.

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 1:50am EDT

Breaking down every story from MLS Week 29, plus World Cup qualifying preview!

2:57 - Daryl Dike delivers a huge win (and sunglasses) for Orlando

15:51 - Hernan Losada has transformed D.C. this season

22:19 -  Sounders blow out Colorado, is this the ceiling for the Rapids?

30:50 - Is Josh Atencio in the USMNT conversation? 

36:05 - Is Sporting KC getting enough respect? 

49:26 - CF Montreal knocks off Atlanta in a game with huge playoff implications

54:29 - Matt Turner, Andre Blake. Who ya got for Allstate Goalkeeper of the Year?

57:27 - Is NYCFC in danger of missing the playoffs? 

1:00:21 - Picking the bubble teams who will make the playoffs in the West

1:05:50 - El Trafico was indicative of both where LAFC and the Galaxy are

1:14:02 - USMNT & Canada World Cup Qualifying Preview

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 7:16pm EDT

What does Campeones Cup mean to the Crew? Should Josef Martinez get a statue? Why is the Eastern Conference so chaotic behind the top two? What now for the Chicago Fire? Andrew, Charlie and David get together to sift through Wednesday's night's 14-game MLS extravaganza and react to Gregg Berhalter's WCQ roster.

3:00 - Can the Crew use Campeones Cup to get their season back on track?

25:50 - Celebrating Josef Martinez as he hits 100 career MLS goals

31:55 - Carles Gil is the unquestioned MVP

38:41 - Why Nashville are above the pack in the East

42:02 - D.C.’s turnaround year continues 

44:41 - The Galaxy are spiraling, can they right the ship? 

49:04 - Will Carlos Vela and Bob Bradley be back with LAFC in 2022?

56:00 - Wicky out in Chicago, what went wrong for the Fire?

1:05:42 - USMNT roster reaction

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:26pm EDT

Big changes in Cincy. Jaap Stam is out and FCC is one again looking for a fresh start. Andrew Wiebe, David Gass, and Matt Doyle break down what Cincinnati needs in a new GM, a new coach, and what there is to work with on the roster. 

The guys also discuss the most overrated playoff team, whether there's cause for concern with Orlando, and what's happening with the playoff bubble teams. Enjoy the start of fall and listen in! 

3:50 - Is the Western Conference better than the East?

8:27 - Who is the most overrated playoff team?

12:51 - New England chasing history update

22:00 - Should Orlando be concerned heading into the playoffs?

28:29 - What did Portland prove in their blowout win?

40:24 - Sounders get a huge win over SKC

48:12 - Jaap Stam out in Cincy, how should the club approach the next hire?

57:14 - Are Columbus finally finding their form?

59:12 - Playoff bubble watch 

1:08:33 - Is another year in MLS the best path for Ricardo Pepi?

1:15:58 - Mailbag

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 4:35pm EDT

Concacaf is changing, from Leagues Cup to CCL … Andrew, David and Charlie plot out the future through their eyes. Plus, why the Sounders fell short against Club Leon in Las Vegas and what it means for the rest of their season. In midweek MLS action, a crazy NY Derby, the Revs lack (???) of GOAT buzz, Hany Mukhtar’s MVP case and Pa Modou Kah’s case to be Whitecaps manager.

3:23 - Seattle comes up just short in Leagues Cup

11:27 - How do the Sounders rebound for the rest of the season?

19:43 - How the 2023 Leagues Cup changes can elevate soccer in the region

35:54 - Any concerns about NYCFC after a wild New York derby?

40:48 - Why hasn’t New England’s record-setting pace gotten more buzz?

51:42 - Hany Mukhtar’s case for MVP

1:03:08 - The must-win games this weekend

1:04:55 - Philadelphia vs Atlanta Preview

1:08:10 - Seattle v Sporting Kansas City Preview

1:12:47 - Pa Modou Kah has Pacific FC flying in the Canadian Championship

1:15:23 - Mailbag

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT

Luchi Gonzalez is out, but the math remains a little fuzzy for FC Dallas? What is success, anyway? And can you win MLS Cup while selling at a league-best rate? Andrew, David and Calen sort through the third coaching change of the season, then turn to MLS Week 26. Where do the Revs stand in their quest for history? Who is trending in the right direction along the playoff line? Which contenders have big holes?

TIME CODES

3:37 - Is Justin Morrow the best left back in MLS history?

8:40 - Why has the MLS points record been broken so many times in the past few years?

17:10 - Luchi Gonazlez, FC Dallas part ways

42:35 - Does Atlanta have the highest ceiling outside of the Revs?

49:40 - Reynoso delivered for Minnesota in a must-win game 

51:22 - Real Salt Lake is in the playoff race against all odds 

56:17 - CF Montreal and their young stars deserve more props

58:12 - Is Inter Miami fools gold?

1:00:58 - Portland and LAFC look like teams headed in different directions

1:07:58 - Which contender are you more worried about: Orlando or the LA Galaxy?

1:11:33 - Which coaches have improved their teams the most this year?

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:31pm EDT

Who is for real? And who ... isn't? Andrew and Charlie sort through the playoff wannabes and bubble teams. Atlanta United? For real! Philadelphia Union? Not so much. Inter Miami? Phil Neville may not agree with our answer.

Plus, Landon Donovan's coaching future (at Real Salt Lake?) and the Sounders Kelyn Rowe on Leagues Cup, coming home to Seattle and his efforts to Kick Childhood Cancer.

TIME CODES

3:06 - The biggest result of midweek was…

7:36 - Atlanta United looks like they’re back!

12:53 - Ola Kamara takes over the Golden Boot lead, D.C. wins again

16:57 - Is Philly doomed to be a “yo-yo” team?

23:12 - Will Inter Miami make the playoffs?

26:24 - Who do you believe in more? LAFC or Portland?

30:24 - Would Landon Donovan be the right coach for RSL?

35:25 - Seattle heading to Leagues Cup Final 

40:46 - Interview: Kelyn Rowe

1:02:42 - Is SKC in the same tier as the Revs and the Sounders?

1:04:29 - Mailbag

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:17pm EDT

Soccer never stops and neither does Extratime! The MLS stretch run is in full swing with massive playoff implications for almost every game in Week 24. We start off with the Supporters' Shield race (New England's to lose?) and work our way down to the fight for the final playoff spots in both conferences. 

Then, it's on to continental competition as we get you ready for two huge semifinals in the Leagues Cup and CCL. Can Seattle be the first MLS team to make the Leagues Cup final? Can Philly pull off a miracle? We'll definitely be watching to find out! 

4:25 - The Supporters’ Shield is New England’s to lose

16:24 - Seattle’s Achilles' heel

24:50 - Minnesota is better set up for the playoffs than the regular season

25:22 - Do the Colorado Rapids have the goal scorers to be an MLS Cup contender? 

35:03 - Nashville SC’s season deserves more respect

40:14 - How does Gonzalo Pineda fit all Atlanta’s best pieces together?

46:49 - Miami back from the dead, can they make the playoffs? 

51:11 - Columbus doesn’t look likely to make the playoffs, what’s gone wrong?

53:09 - Who between LAFC and RSL makes the playoffs?

1:00:39 - Wondo and Pepi trading jerseys was a cool passing-of-the-torch moment

1:05:34 - FC Cincinnati finally wins at TQL Stadium

1:07:05 - Leagues Cup Semifinals preview

1:12:15 - CCL Semifinals preview 

1:17:24 - Mailbag

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 4:55pm EDT

Relief for US fans, joy for Canada fans! Both teams are leaving the first World Cup Qualifying window with 5 points; are both teams in good shape to make the World Cup?

For the USMNT, we discuss which players have earned starting spots going forward and the tough decisions Gregg Berhalter has to make with Sergino Dest and John Brooks. 

For Canada, it might be too early to celebrate, but it's definitely not too early to praise a great first qualifying window. We explain why this looks like a group capable of making the World Cup and why we'll learn very quickly in October how good this team is. 

1:35 - The MLS pipeline showed up for the US and Canada in the wins

4:09 - Celebrating Ricardo Pepi’s huge night

7:19 - Gregg Berhalter got it right with the subs

9:40 - The US played without fear in the second half

11:59 - Was this a good window for the USMNT?

19:03 - Brenden Aaronson is breaking out, is he a locked-in starter?

22:12 - Sebastian Lletget and Cristian Roldan had great games

27:48 - Mark McKenzie had a bounce-back game

33:09 - Should Sergino Dest be benched to start the next round of qualifiers?

37:08 - Has Matt Turner claimed the No.1 GK job for the national team?

40:56 - Canada blows out El Salvador in impressive win 

43:45 - This Canada group looks like a World Cup team

50:45 - Evaluating Canada’s chances to qualify

53:41 - We’re going to learn a lot about Canada when they play Mexico on Oct. 7

1:00:43 - Is Canada satisfied coming out of this window? What do they need to improve on in October? 

1:03:43 - How confident are you in the USMNT and Gregg Berhalter going forward?

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 10:38am EDT

Extratime is your one-stop shop for international and domestic soccer! We hit every angle of the USA - Canada 1-1 draw before switching gears to the MLS weekend that was.

It's 1.5 hours of pure North American soccer for you to enjoy this Labor Day Weekend! 

1:02 - Quick reactions to the USA - Canada 1-1 draw

5:28 - Canada is now in great shape for this World Cup Qualifying window

12:22 - Why has the USMNT attack struggled so much?

21:58 - Canada’s subs changed the game

23:36 - Canada’s attitude and culture is in a great spot

25:52 - Did the USMNT need to make subs earlier?

32:06 - Antonee Robinson’s best USMNT performance

34:19 - Christian Pulisic looked a little off in this game

37:45 - Junior Hoilett has an important role within this young Canadian team

40:15 - Can Cristian Roldan be an X-factor for this team?

42:10 - Big picture - what is wrong with the USMNT right now?

48:16 - How should the USMNT adjust against Honduras in game 3?

1:01:50 - Canada v El Salvador preview

1:07:09 - What did Nashville prove in their win over NYCFC?

1:14:37 - The Daryl Dike hype train back on track and so is Orlando

1:24:43 - Diego Rossi is gone, is LAFC’s ceiling this year capped?

1:30:56 - Colorado continue to go under the radar - are they for real?

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 1:57am EDT

World Cup Qualifying is finally underway! David Gass, Matt Doyle, and Calen Carr break down the opening-game draws for the U.S. and Canada from Thursady night. Is there cause for concern for either team? Did both coaches overcomplicate their lineup choices? And what will it look like when the two countries meet on Sunday in Nashville? 

1:20 - First thoughts on the U.S. draw with El Salvador 

4:01 - Did Gregg Berhalter get it right with the lineup?

4:37 - Has Sergino Dest become a liability?

11:58 - Thoughts on Gio Reyna’s performance

13:16 - Tyler Adams was a standout performer 

14:47 - Why did the US struggle to execute a gameplan?

17:32 - Is a draw good enough to open World Cup Qualifying?

20:27 - Miles Robinson might have locked down a permanent starting spot 

22:17 - What changes does the USMNT make against Canada? 

25:43 - First thoughts on Canada’s draw with Honduras

32:52 - Did the surprise lineups affect player performances? 

35:00 - Are you worried about Canada after this opening game?

37:03 - USA v Canada preview 

41:17 - Is Sunday a must win game for the US?

43:29 - Does Pulisic start against Canada?

45:13 - What changes do you expect from Canada?

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 3:35am EDT

Goals, goals, goals! Heineken Rivalry Week delivered from El Trafico to Copa Texas to Hell is Real to Cascadia. The guys go through all the action, rewind to analyze the coaching changes for Real Salt Lake and the Whitecaps then talk World Cup Qualifying.

7:10 - Our favorite moments of Heineken Rivalry Week

20:34 - Playoff reset - which teams are on track for the postseason?

26:05 - El Trafico delivers (again)

41:16 - Hell was almost real for Columbus

45:52 - Throwback performance from Diego Chara helps Portland down Seattle

51:58 - Ricardo Pepi cannot be stopped

1:03:37 - Is Pa Modou Kah the perfect fit for the Vancouver coaching job?

1:09:44 - NYCFC proved they’re legit

1:12:29 - Nashville get their first road win of the season

1:17:45 - How many points does the USMNT need in this first World Cup Qualifying Window?

1:21:28 - Does Canada have the depth to navigate all 3 games?

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 8:48pm EDT

What do you get when you give Wiebe and Gass a six pack of Heineken and a microphone? The official recap of the 2021 MLS All-Star Game presented by Target, of course. Long live Ricardo Pepi! Long live the king!

 

1:28 - MLS is now clearly the dominant force in the region

5:23 - Ricardo Pepi reportedly commits to the USMNT

8:42 - MLS All-Stars take down Liga MX (ASG Game Recap)

13:15 - VIBES of the game

23:18 - Celebrating Ricardo Pepi’s big night

33:16 - will we start to see more Americans playing in Liga MX?

37:48 - Matt Turner wins ASG MVP

44:28 - who from the LIGA MX roster do you want to see in MLS?

46:42 - favorite moments of all star week

51:42 - Heineken rivalry week preview

1:01:30 - Tajon Buchanan off to Europe

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 11:10am EDT

There's no better way to get ready for the 2021 MLS All-Star Game presented by Target than a LIVE Extratime Extravaganza! The boys are back in the flesh with a full All-Star preview, reactions to Heineken Rivalry Week and a handful of interviews full of laughs and news.

What's the future of the MLS-Liga MX partnership? Let MLS Commissioner Don Garber and Liga MX president Mikel Arriola tell you themselves. Plus, Walker Zimmerman, Miles Robinson, Matt Turner and Ricardo Pepi stop by for insightful interviews ahead of the week's festivities.

:33 - We’re live from Banc of California Stadium in LA! 

10:02 - How do you want to see the MLS All-Star team line up?

18:24 - What to expect from Liga MX

24:36 - Revs, Sounders both on fire - who is the favorite for the Supporters’ Shield? Which wants it more?

41:51 - Interview: Liga MX President Mikel Arriola

48:26 - Interview: MLS Commissioner Don Garber

58:50 - Interview: Nashville SC Defender Walker Zimmerman

1:07:44 - Interview: Atlanta United Defender Miles Robinson

1:18:25 - Interview: Revs Goalkeeper Matt Turner

1:36:53 - Interview: FC Dallas Forward Ricardo Pepi

1:50:22 - Mailbag: we finally give some love to Miami and the ‘Caps!

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 8:43pm EDT

The soccer never stops! Coming off a huge midweek of MLS games, David Gass and Charlie Davies dive into the action. Are the Rapids an MLS Cup contender? Is Columbus' title defense in trouble? Is Raul Ruidiaz the best striker in Sounders history?

Throw in a preview of this weekend's Heineken Rivalry Week matches and a mailbag, and we've got quite the show! 

4:35 - Rapids looking like an MLS Cup contender

9:00 - Philadelphia gets a big win over NYCFC

13:50 - Are you buying the Barco/ATL breakout?

20:36 - Columbus loses 5th straight, how worried should we be?

26:00 - CJ Sapong is on fire...should he get a look with the USMNT?

32:38 - Nashville’s year 2 has seriously impressed

35:08 -Vancouver continues to get results, now have Scottish Messi 

36:03 - Austin FC’s playoff hopes look dead in the water

40:56 - Is Raul Ruidiaz the best forward in Sounders history?

46:33 - The Revs are absolutely flying, that continued Wednesday

50:45 - Cali Clasico preview

54:57 - Minnesota - Sporting KC preview

57:27: RBNY - NYCFC will be season defining for both teams

1:03:34 - Texas Derby preview

1:06:02 - Rocky Mountain Cup preview 

1:09:24 - Mailbag

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 4:49pm EDT

PURE. MLS. CHAOS. Coming off a wild weekend of soccer, David Gass, Matt Doyle, and Calen Carr dive into madness! The guys relive the wild few minutes of Montréal - RBNY, dig into how the Sounders crushed Portland on the road, and give props to Nashville for an impressive win. 

We also discuss Daniel Salloi's MVP credentials, wonder if the Galaxy are an elite MLS team, and talk to RSL striker Bobby Wood! 

2:39 - We’re hyped for the All-Star Skills Challenge

9:03 - Montreal - RBNY was pure MLS chaos

18:43 - Seattle blows out Portland in a wild end to the weekend

33:27 - Evaluating Daniel Salloi’s MVP credentials 

35:58 - Nashville gets an impressive win over D.C.

43:06 - Josef Martinez finally scores at MBS, things are looking up for Atlanta

46:21 - Interview: RSL forward Bobby Wood

1:05:47 - Are the LA Galaxy now the “MLS Elite” tier?

1:10:17 - Colorado continues to quietly climb the standings

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT

Gonzalo Pineda to Atlanta United! Leagues Cup lows and highs! Hernan Losada explains how he’s transformed D.C. United! It’s a been a busy week, and Andrew, Charlie and David do their best to run down all the news and action and also prepare you for the weekend.

2:15 - Quick CCL Prediction for America - Philadelphia

4:26 - Is Gonzalo Pineda the right hire for Atlanta United?

22:43 - Why has LAFC struggled so much this season? 

30:53 - How Minnesota can keep their great run of form going against the LA Galaxy

42:24 - SKC gets rolled in Leagues Cup, did Peter Vermes make the right choice with the lineup?

49:36 - Seattle dominates Tigres, are they about to go on ANOTHER second-half run?

58:38 - Interview: Hernan Losada on how he’s transformed D.C. United

1:20:11 - ESPN+ Games of the Week

1:23:31 - Mailbag 

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:19pm EDT

MLS is changing quickly, and the “great game” is the path forward. Doyle returns to offer his take on MLS 4.0, and the guys wonder how Messi could end up in MLS. We don’t have to imagine Leagues Cup. It’s here, and it promises to be a ton of fun (and competitive, too). Plus, everything you need to know from Week 18! The best unbeaten streaks you didn’t know existed! The case for keeping Rob Valentino in charge in Atlanta! Paxten Aaronson balls out (and we demand answers about Carles Gil’s injury). Last, but never least, a quick CCL semi preview!

2:30 - Transfer window wrap: Is MLS 4.0 here?

12:33 - Messi to MLS? LOL

13:43 - Leagues Cup kicks off this week - why it matters

23:22 - The best unbeaten streaks you didn’t know existed

47:03 - Why is FC Dallas finally clicking? Pepi.

49:00 - Chicago showing signs of progress

52:09 - Should Atlanta keep Rob Valentino for the rest of the year?

1:02:17 - Gerard Nijkamp is out in Cincy

1:09:04 - Are we seeing a changing of the guard in Toronto?

1:13:55 - Paxten Aaronson has arrived #Doop

1:18:22 - What’s going on with Carles Gil?

1:21:57 - CCL Preview

1:25:01 - Mailbag

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 7:13pm EDT

Holy transfer deadline day! Money was flying on Thursday, and the guys dug into all the moves – some as they were being reported live – and tried to make sense of the blockbuster trade that sent Jeremy Ebobisse to the Quakes. In other news, the MLS squad for the 2021 MLS All-Star Game presented by Target is out. Charlie gives his starting XI, Wiebe explains why six Sounders actually makes sense and Dave takes you through all the snubs. Finally, our takes from all the midweek action … Salloi for MVP? Josef’s red legit? LAFC having defensive issues? D.C. United deserve more respect? – and the mail.

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 6:24pm EDT

Yes, we're back after burning the midnight Gold Cup oil. MLS never sleeps, and Week 16 delivered some big headlines, big scorelines and big transfer news.

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:38pm EDT

The guys gather after the final whistle to break down the Gold Cup final, go through all the player pool winners and losers and plot out the path to Qatar 2022.

 

1:33 - Instant Reaction / One Word Takes

11:54 - Kellyn Acosta is taking names

26:49 - Is Matt Turner the new USMNT Starting Goalkeeper?

37:35 - Is Miles Robinson in poll position at CB?

50:25 - Final takeaways from the Gold Cup Final

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 1:31am EDT

It was an epic night in Concacaf as the USMNT battled their way to the final and Mexico broke Canadian hearts. Andrew, Charlie, Calen and David burn the midnight oil to talk Gold Cup: Tajon Buchanan's rising price tag, Canada's rising place in Concacaf, Gyasi Zardes' (and Daryl Dike's) place in the No. 9 hierarchy, Turner vs. Steffen in goal and a full final preview.

Plus, thoughts on the Mark-Anthony Kaye blockbuster, Austin FC's new No. 9 (we think?) and a look at Friday's ESPN games.

2:40 - Quick thoughts on Canada's semifinal loss

7:38 - Celebrating Tajon Buchanan’s breakout tournament

15:54 - Is Canada now the third best team in Concacaf? 

18:58 - First thoughts on the US’ win over Qatar

28:17 - What is the US No. 9 depth chart? 

34:26 - Who starts in goal for the USMNT in World Cup Qualifying?

44:40 - What changes do you expect from the US for the final? 

47:32 - Does the US win the Gold Cup?

56:25 - Breaking down the Mark-Anthony Kaye trade

1:01:42 - Is Sebastian Driussi the missing piece for Austin FC?

1:04:51 - Where does the Atlanta - Orlando rivalry stand?

1:09:50 - LA - Portland: Which U22 signing will be more impactful?

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 2:45am EDT

Yes, we’re talking about Atlanta again … but mostly just to break down Kanye West’s hilarious/awesome (???) appearance at this weekend’s game against the Crew. Columbus won, and Caleb Porter joined the “Are you watching the games or just looking at the stats?” movement. Plus, choooooo chooooooo all aboard the Ricardo Pepi hype train, NYCFC with the five finger slap to Orlando’s face, New England takes over the Shield lead and Carles Gil challenges the single-season assist record and the Timbers’ challenging season.

5:49 - Kanye West living at Mercedes Benz Stadium?!?!?

10:27 - Are Atlanta showing any signs of improvement?

14:55 - It isn’t pretty, but Columbus are finding ways to get points

22:36 - Thiago Almada would be a huge signing for ATLUTD

25:40 - Is Sebastian Driussi the missing piece for Austin FC?

30:22 - Ricardo Pepi is on fire! Why he could shatter an MLS transfer record

45:17 - Was it a statement win for NYCFC?

51:02 - Sporting KC takes down Seattle in impressive road win 

52:49 - New England takes over the Shield lead...but will they lose Tajon Buchanan to Europe?

59:01 - Are injuries to blame for Portland’s struggles?

1:03:53 - Nashville SC, Hany Mukhtar keep rolling

1:05:21 - Toronto FC get a much-needed win

1:07:26 - Real Salt Lake continues to dominate the Rocky Mountain Cup

1:08:52 - Vancouver!! The ‘Caps get another good result against LAFC

1:10:18 - Is Inter Miami’s draw an improvement?

1:11:20 - Mailbag

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The guys get together after the final whistle to talk USMNT and CanMNT wins in the Gold Cup!

  • :44 - Quick reactions to the USMNT win
  • 4:53 - Matthew Hoppe was the hero, what did he show outside of the goal?
  • 11:54 - Daryl Dike struggled again, do we need to reset our expectations?
  • 16:30 - Would you start Zardes or Dike against Qatar?
  • 18:35 - Kellyn Acosta had a big game defensively
  • 22:28 - Did Gianluca Busio take another step against Jamaica?
  • 27:00 - Did Miles Robinson play himself onto the World Cup Qualifying Roster?
  • 30:50 - How’d James Sands handle playing in a back four?
  • 33:47 - What was lacking from the US performance? 
  • 35:20 - USMNT v Qatar Semifinal preview
  • 40:23 - Canada impressed in their win over Costa Rica
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Soooooo what happened in Atlanta? The Athletic’s Felipe Cardenas calls in to take Andrew and David behind the scenes of a rapid and somewhat unexpected divorce. Plus, Inter Miami are in their own downward spiral, and Tom Bogert has the latest on the parade of transfers (and transfer rumors) in MLS.

5:15 - Miami is in a downward spiral, is there any way out?

16:03 – Quick thoughts on all the Wednesday action

22:20 - Felipe Cardenas (The Athletic) on what went wrong for Gabriel Heinze and Atlanta

48:57 - Tom Bogert on LAFC’s new striker, Tajon Buchanan’s future, Mueller’s Scotland move

1:11:49 - Previewing the US and Canada’s Gold Cup Quarterfinal matches

1:20:29 - Mailbag

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All MLS, all Week 13! First up, Gabriel Heinze’s abrupt departure from Atlanta United. Andrew, Doyle and David break down why it happened now, what’s happened to the Five Stripes project – from MLS Cup to chaos – and what (or who) comes next. Plus, the Invincibles are no more, Hany Mukhtar is the Nashville Messi, Montreal is inspirational (and we were wrong), Jozy is BACK and Gianluca Busio has a big number attached to his name.

1:10 - Quick thoughts on El Salvador - Mexico

5:25 - Which conference has been better in MLS this year?

8:22 - Gabriel Heinze out as Atlanta manager, we dig in on what went wrong

20:10 -Who should Atlanta hire now?

32:59 - Seattle’s unbeaten streak finally ends 

37:11 - Hany Mukhtar goes full Messi, Nashville blows out Chicago

41:10 - Making sense of that bonkers Montreal - Cincinnati game

47:55 - JOZY. IS. BACK. Why Toronto is primed for a huge second half of the season comeback

51:13 - Vancouver gets a much-needed win!

54:42 - FC Dallas shows signs of progress, Sebastian Blanco back for Portland

57:16 - LAFC looking much better, David Ochoa balls out

1:05:56 - Gianluca Busio’s Italy move draws ever closer

1:08:45 - Columbus has disappointed this year

1:10:00 - Taty Castellanos is the key to NYCFC’s season

1:14:15 - Mailbag

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The guys gather at the final whistle for a quick reaction to the USMNT's 1-0 win against Canada to conclude Gold Cup Group B.

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Nobody’s had a more magical, life-changing year than Daryl Dike! He was at it again as the USMNT swept past Martinique in the Gold Cup. Andrew, Charlie, Doyle and David sort through the performance, including Eryk Williamson’s big night and James Sands opportunity going forward. What will Gregg Berhalter do against Canada? And John Herdman against the US, for that matter? Plus, we fill out an ETR All-Star ballot and breaking news in Atlanta! Josef Martinez is training by himself, and Gabriel Heinze isn’t budging.

0:40 - Instant reactions to the USMNT’s big win

7:38 - Daryl Dike dominates once again

11:11 - Thoughts on 3-4-3 formation

14:05 - Eryk Williamson certainly impressed

18:27 -What did Matthew Hoppe show?

19:56 - How should the US set up against Canada?

22:18 - What does this third group game mean for Canada

28:50 - Picking the USMNT lineup to face Canada

39:30 - News and notes from around the Gold Cup

41:44 - Trouble in Atlanta? What’s going on with Josef Martinez and Gabriel Heinze?

56:55 - Filling out the Extratime All-Star ballot

1:06:11 - Homegrown player sales galore! Breaking down the move for Tanner Tessmann

1:08:17 - Why so many young Americans are going to Europe right now

1:14:28 – Mailbag!

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Three points is three points, but the USMNT left something to be desired in their Gold Cup opener. Andrew, Charlie, Doyle and David have your US-Haiti reaction – which players impressed and which players … didn’t, Gianluca Busio’s debut, Dike vs. Gyasi (or both!) at forward and the what they’d like to see aganst Martinique – plus Canada’s big win and a disaster for El Tri.

1:26 - US - Haiti breakdown

6:31 - Which USMNT players impressed?

11:19 - Did Gianluca Busio earn a starting spot for the rest of the tournament?

17:06 - The Miles Robinson - Walker Zimmerman pairing looked good

18:50 - James Sands was a difference-maker off the bench

20:01 - How far up the depth chart did Shaq Moore move?

20:58 - Should the US experiment more with a 3-5-2

30:47 - Is a 2-striker setup a viable option?

34:00 - Evaluating Sam Vines' performance

43:12 - How should the US approach game 2?

48:13 - Canada - Martinique breakdown

50:46 - Tajon Buchanan balled out

54:20 - Should Mexico be worried after drawing Trinidad & Tobago?

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Midweek MLS breakdown and Gold Cup preview w/ Herculez Gomez and Jon Arnold! What more could you want? First up, Andrew, David and Charlie dig into Week 12. Can the Sounders run the table without a loss? More importantly, how are they doing this with three Best XI players out? Plus, the interim bump is real for Toronto, Bruce Arena sounds off and the Fire might just be turning a corner. Then it’s time to talk Gold Cup, specifically whether it even matters if the USMNT win the tournament. We say no, then lay out a checklist for Gregg Berhalter, talk Canada and their goals and Herc explains why all the pressure is on El Tri. Arnold gives his stories to watch (Suriname, Haiti and Central America), too!

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What happens when you lose 7-1 and drop to the bottom of the standings? You lose your job. The big news in MLS from the weekend was three-fold: 1) Chris Armas is out in Toronto 2) Lower.com Field is a revelation and 3) all aboard the Ricardo Pepi hype train. Andrew, David, Doyle and Calen break down all the headlines from Week 11. What’s next for Toronto FC? Are D.C. United turning the corner? Did Charlotte hire the next big thing in MLS coaching? Do Sporting KC deserve more respect? Did Hassani Dotson really propose on the field?

5:17 - Crew, Revs, treat fans to great game in Lower.com Field opener

18:48 - What went down at MLS Next Cup

23:54 - Chris Armas is out, what’s next for Toronto FC?

41:19 - D.C. United is rounding into form

47:46 - Charlotte FC reportedly hires first manager

51:18 - Are we giving SKC enough respect?

59:46 - Austin FC gets first home win

1:01:38 - Statement wins from Nashville and the Red Bulls

1:11:29 - Ricardo Pepi is on fire...will he play for the US or Mexico?

1:19:45 - Mailbag 

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USMNT Gold Cup reaction from roster spots 1-23 with Charlie Davies! What’s the best XI Gregg Berhalter can field? Why isn’t Julian Araujo in the squad? Who can push into the World Cup qualifying team? Plus, Ayo Akinola commits to Canada, who look stacked even without Jonathan David. In MLS, the European transfer window is open and that means rumors and, soon, imports and exports. Tom Bogert has the lowdown. Austin FC got the party started with a new No. 9 (and they still have a DP spot open), and Columbus is certainly going to be popping bottles as Lower.com Field opens this weekend against the Revs.

2:42 - Gold Cup Roster Reaction 

7:06 - Why Julian Araujo isn’t on this roster

8:21 - Who are you most excited to see?

20:36 - Our ideal Gold Cup starting XI

30:15 - Ayo Akinola and Canada’s Gold Cup roster

34:38 - Austin FC signs Moussa Djitte + why more signings are coming

43:28 - Biggest needs in MLS as the transfer window opens

47:19 - Columbus set to open new stadium

58:26 - ESPN+ Games of the Week

1:03:33 - Players to watch this weekend

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Join the #PlayYourKids movement! After a weekend in which Ricardo Pepi showed he might be MLS’s next big export and a 17-year-old biked in his first pro goal, Andrew, Doyle and Calen sit down to break down MLS Week 10. Plus, our early MVP rankings (Chicharito and Gil at the top), Nani and Orlando City’s run of form, why LAFC isn’t clicking and why San Jose is cratering, FC Cincinnati have hope and three-man backlines are de jour.

4:04 – Managing Nani’s minutes is key to Orlando’s success

7:04 – Celebrating SKC and Daniel Salloi

10:32 – Why LAFC still isn’t clicking

23:49 – Elite weekend for #PlayYourKids and Ricardo Pepi

38:58 – Breaking down San Jose’s rough stretch

50:29 – MVP rankings

54:32 - FC Cincinnati wins back-to-back games!?!?!

1:09:34 – Will someone please sign Kei Kamara?

1:13:48 – Why three-man backlines are becoming a trend

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Caden Clark is headed to RB Leipzig. What does it all mean? Plus, reaction from Week 9 and a lookahead to Week 10. Daryl Dike is gonna beast you. That’s just facts. Carlos Vela might be back to MVP level, and that means the world to LAFC. Toronto FC are down in the dumps and Charlie tries to explain why that is and why Raul Ruidiaz chose to Panenka. In the mailbag, which managers are under the most pressure? Most importantly, Robbie Rogers and Collin Martin explain what it’s like to come out as a professional athlete and what we can all do to make soccer safer for LGBTQ+ athletes.

2:38 – Daryl Dike is baaaaaaaack

9:37 – Caden Clark makes unprecedented move to RB Leipzig, what does it mean?

17:46 – MVP-level Carlos Vela is back and LAFC roll

20:03 – Daniel Salloi and Sporting KC are on fire

23:25 – Why is Toronto struggling so badly?

31:18 -– The thought behind the Panenka (according to Charlie Davies)

34:15 – Gass is jacked up for Houston ... despite the blown lead

36:51 – INTERVIEW: Robbie Rogers and Collin Martin explain what it’s like to come out as a professional athlete

1:20:14 – Which managers are under the most pressure?

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MLS is back in full force … with a new league for 2022? Early details there and complete breakdown of Week 8 from Doyle, David and Andrew. First up, welcome to Q2 Stadium, Austin FC! The result wasn’t ideal, but the day was for the city and the supporters. The guys ponder whether the club has what it takes to make the postseason in Year 1 and what makes a leisure suit a leisure suit. As one building opened, another closed in Columbus. The guys eulogize/celebrate Crew Stadium in our Continental Tire Celebrating Soccer Moment of the Weekend. Plus, thoughts on new Fire crest, Matt Turner for MVP, Jakob Glesnes AGAIN, Gianluca Busio to Serie A, concern rankings for non-playoff teams and much more.

4:00 – New MLS league will launch for 2022!

10:07 – Welcome to MLS, Q2 Stadium and Austin! Now, how can you make the playoffs?

21:01 – Our best Crew Stadium memories … Celebrating Soccer driven by Continental Tire

29:36 – Thoughts on new Chicago Fire crest

33:44 – Matt Turner for MVP? Revs outlast NYCFC

41:20 – Shield win for Shield leaders, talking Sounders

45:49 – Jakob Glesnes AGAIN!

50:51 – Is Sporting KC going to sell Gianluca Busio?

55:18 – Rapids climb to third in the West! Cole Bassett for USMNT?

1:01:54 – Non-playoff team levels of concern, ranked!

1:10:56 – Jozy Altidore to the Gold Cup? Why Wiebe wants it to happen

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How did Mark McKenzie bounce back from his Nations League final gaff? Why did he decide to tackle racism head on? How did he break into the Genk team that qualified for Champions League? What’s the best musical chairs tactic? Andrew, David and Charlie bring you a show with three important conversations. First, Austin FC supporter Jorge Chavez ahead of the opening of Q2 Stadium. Then, McKenzie. Finally, Israel Solomon, who designed the commemorative box and jersey numbers you’ll see this weekend in celebrations of Juneteenth.

2:39 – Does Extratime have a coastal bias???

5:16 – Interview: Jorge Chavez, Austin FC Supporter, on Q2 Stadium

17:50 – What to expect from Austin FC’s stadium opener

19:51– Interview: Mark McKenzie

  • How he bounced back in the Nations League final
  • What it was like to experience the USA - MEX rivalry 
  • How he decided to deal with the racial abuse and hate he received 
  • Juneteenth and the need for action, not just words
  • Orange Slices podcast
  • Breaking through in Belgium at Genk

1:11:20 – Are Houston Dynamo LAFC lite?

1:13:42 – Jim Curtin contract extension

1:14:11 – ESPN+ Games of the Week

1:19:17 – Interview: Israel Solomon on his art and celebrating Juneteenth 

1:31:40 – Mailbag

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Mailbag pod! David, Doyle and Calen go through all your tweets, mail and messages, starting with the CanMNT’s business-like win in Haiti. Plus, what do you enjoy more … club soccer or international? Are Austin FC ready for Q2 Stadium? What if Inter Miami traded Rodolfo Pizarro to San Jose for a Matias Almeyda reunion? Could NYCFC finally win a trophy? What’s Christian Pulisic’s best position for the USMNT?

3:55 - Canada looking good in World Cup Qualifying

26:01 - What do you enjoy more: club soccer or international soccer?

31:26 - Austin FC finishes off grueling road trip in great shape

42:06 - Why a Rodolfo Pizarro trade makes sense

46:35 - NYCFC is poised for a breakout when MLS returns from the international break

55:24 - Early picks for Coach of the Year

1:01:24 - What’s Christian Pulisic’s best position for the USMNT?

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Charlie Davies is back, and he’s jacked up for a “top bins” show! The guys dig into the USMNT’s convincing win against Costa Rica (LFG Daryl Dike and Brenden Aaronson) then talk MLS All-Star Game presented by Target and the Liga MX vs. MLS format. Who should be Liga MX manager? Who should be All-Stars from around MLS? Plus, D.C. United’s Paul Arriola stops by to help you understand how Liga MX stars will think about the game, why he was “cool as a cucumber during that USA-Mexico game, explain where D.C. United is headed and why it didn’t work out at Swansea.

2:00 - Charlie’s thoughts on USA-Mexico

9:06 - It’s MLS vs Liga MX (FINALLY) for the All-Star Game!

17:32 - Who should coach the Liga MX side in the All-Star Game?

19:39 - Which MLS players should be on this year’s All-Star team?

25:11 - Interview: D.C. United and USMNT winger Paul Arriola

53:01 - Biggest winners from USA - Costa Rica

1:09:56 - Which players should be on the Gold Cup roster?

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The USMNT is BACK! After years wandering in the wilderness, there’s fire in our bellies once again after a Nations League triumph that will live on in the history of the incredible USA-Mexico rivalry. Andrew, Doyle, Calen and David try to make sense of it all. What does this win really mean? Why is Gregg Berhalter the big winner from Nations League? Should Ethan Horvath have a shot at starting? Did Christian Pulisic have a Landon Donovan moment? And … now what? Costa Rica looms, but so does the Gold Cup and World Cup qualifying.

5:39 - What does this win mean for the USMNT? And El Tri…

18:40 - Our favorite moments from a crazy game

28:44 - Evaluating Christian Pulisic’s performance and THAT photo

33:18 - Why Gregg Berhalter is the biggest Nations League winner

38:23 – Doyle’s tactical breakdown of the game

46:48 - Should there be a competition for the No. 1 goalkeeper spot?

52:33 - Which US center backs do you trust?

1:02:00 - What to do with the No. 9 position

1:05:47 - Where was Yunus Musah?

1:10:10 - Evaluating Gio Reyna’s performance

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Hey, a win is a win, right? NOT ON #USMNT TWITTER. Andrew, Doyle, Calen and David gather after a Nations League semifinal win to sort through the first meaningful game for the US men’s national team in 562 days. That’s a long time, and there were some key data points. What does this mean for Gregg Berhalter’s project? What was good and what … wasn’t? What’s next against Mexico?

1:21 - First thoughts on the US win

12:57 - Evaluating the Brooks - McKenzie partnership

17:44 - What did we see from the US attack?

30:40 - Looking ahead to the Final against Mexico

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Is the loss to Switzerland just a friendly with issues that won’t repeat in the Nations League or Concacaf? Or signs of bigger problems to come? Andrew, David and Calen break it all down – Josh Sargent at the No. 9, DM sans Tyler Adams, centerback pairing etc – then talk Canada ahead of a big World Cup qualifying week in the region. We’ve also got your big-picture takeaways from MLS Week 7, including a developing situation between Jozy Altidore and Toronto FC and sanctions handed down to Inter Miami.

3:59 - Any concern for USMNT after Switzerland loss?

17:46 - Nations League/Honduras preview 

24:23 - Check in on Canada & the rest of Concacaf World Cup Qualifying

29:20 - Gianluca Busio breakout game

36:49 - Nico Lodeiro out, concern for Seattle?

40:39 - What’s next for Jozy Altidore and Toronto FC?

53:21 - Djordje Mihailovic and Montreal keep winning

55:54 - MLS sanctions Inter Miami

1:08:31 - Caden Clark scores (again) Red Bulls get impressive win

1:10:49 - Mailbag

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Clint Dempsey + Charlie Davies = ??? … The guys tackle the big questions first with Mr. National TV himself, then turn to the USMNT’s friendly in Switzerland. Just as importantly, it’s the last full weekend of MLS for awhile. Who are the winners, losers and those stuck in between from the season’s opening burst? Has Austin FC hit an expansion wall? What are the ESPN+ Game of the Week? Why is Charlie FaceTiming us when he’s supposed to be on the show? All the big, important questions answered ahead of Week 7!

2:50 – MLS prediction regrets 

6:51 – USMNT v Switzerland Preview

18:14 – What to expect from Charlie and Clint Dempsey on the same studio show

22:11 – Who are the winners of the season so far in MLS? NYCFC & LA Galaxy

25:04 – LAFC in … purgatory

32:00 – Are the Philadelphia Union as good as they were in 2020? Better? Worse?

37:24 – Has Austin FC hit a wall?

42:40 – ESPN+ Games of the Week

53:45 – Djordje is out for revenge against Chicago

1:01:01 – Fantasy picks: Who is primed for a big weekend?

1:05:58 – Mailbag (a.k.a. We don’t talk about Nashville enough)

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Can the USMNT win a World Cup? Why not? Zack Steffen is not talking about ever … he’s talking soon! The Man City and US No. 1 joins the guys for a very special Club & Country driven by Continental Tire interview ahead of the Champions League final. Plus, Mo Edu helps Andrew and Dave break down Gregg Berhalter’s 23-man Nations League roster and Concacaf expert Jon Arnold previews the rest of the field.

5:38 - Nations League Roster Reaction with Maurice Edu

6:05 - Daryl Dike snubbed! Why and what’s next?

9:52 - Why there are separate Nations League and Gold Cup squads 

19:33 - Who partners John Brooks at center back?

26:16 - D-Mid depth chart

31:08 - What’s success for the USMNT in Nations League? 

33:42 - Interview: Zack Steffen on the Champions League Final and the USMNT’s World Cup Goals

1:02:51 - Interview: Jon Arnold previewing the other teams in the Nations League Finals

1:15:59 – Mailbag … Biggest USMNT snub of all-time?

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OK, the Sounders are top of the heap, but who’s next? Andrew, David and Calen take a hard look at the results, the table and the ceilings of the contenders and try to name MLS’s No. 2 team. Plus, FC Cincinnati and the Fire know something is better than nothing … and they both got something this weekend for the first time this month: three points. The guys also talk Daryl Dike’s future and much more!

4:42 - Talking about THAT Romell Quioto miss

8:28 - Who is the second best team in the West?

14:16 - The case for SKC

15:27 - The case for LAFC

19:29 - The case for Portland

25:40 - Why the Revs are the second best team in the league

34:07 - Orlando has the look of an MLS Cup contender

44:59 - Lucas Zelarayan puts the Crew on his back

47:46 - Chicago, Cincinnati get their first wins of the season

54:52 - Respect Rubio Rubin!

1:05:02 - Mailbag

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Signing Brazillian wonderkids is just what MLS teams do now. At least it seems that way after NYCFC made a huge splash by signing 18-year-old Talles Magno. David Gass and Charlie Davies break down what the signing says about MLS’ current place in the global transfer market, and how the exciting young forward will help NYCFC this season. 

Then, Timbers midfielder Eryk Williamson stops by to tell us whether it’s trophy or bust for Portland this year, and to let us know if he’s taken anything a little bit personally in the last week.

We finish off the show with a full-scale weekend preview including the marquee Sunday matchup between Seattle and Atlanta, our ESPN+ games of the week, our fantasy picks, and the mailbag. 

Happy listening!

4:37 - NYCFC sign Brazilian wonderkid 

12:39 - Minnesota sign Franco Fragapane

19:15 - Interview: Portland Timbers Midfielder Eryk Williamson 

33:22 - Is it trophy or bust for Portland this year?

39:23 - Chicago Fire FC vs Inter Miami CF Preview

42:01 - The Supporters’ Shield is the Sounders’ to lose

48:09 - Why this weekend is a great test for Austin FC

53:24 - ESPN+ Games of the Week

1:01:50 - Fantasy Picks

1:03:52 - Mailbag

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We're a month into the season and that means it's time for some way-too-early predictions! Which teams off to hot starts are here to stay? Who are you picking for MVP?

The guys also break down FC Cincinnati's wild game to open TQL stadium, debate whether it's time to be a little bit worried about Columbus, and explain why Seattle is the only team currently passing the "eye test."

Enjoy!

3:17 - Atlanta welcomes back a huge crowd

10:53 - Minnesota is on a roll

14:12 - Miami spoils Cincy’s new stadium opener

25:30 - Seattle is on a different level than the rest of the league

37:49 - Contender or Pretender? Which clubs off to hot starts will keep it up?

54:14 - MVP Predictions after a month of soccer

1:13:48 - Mailbag

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Midweek MLS is back, plus there's a busy weekend ahead! Andrew, Charlie and David break down all the results and look ahead to the weekend. Chicharito! Austin FC! FC Cincinnati's new home at TQL Stadium! Better than Bob Bowl (Seattle-LAFC) to finish the weekend!

As part of Soccer For All week, New York Red Bulls captain Sean Davis joins Andrew Wiebe to discuss his background as an Asian American, the way racism has impacted his family and explain why it's so important to amplify and support Asian voices and perspectives in order to #StopAsianHate in the United States.

3:20 - Roldan brothers rescue the Sounders

9:01 - Seattle vs LAFC Preview

17:20 - Did Philly steal 3 points from New England? 

29:22 - Why Toronto FC has the highest ceiling in MLS

33:24 - Columbus rebrand

39:38 - What’s at stake for FC Cincinnati as they open their new stadium?

50:15 - Interview: Sean Davis on #StopAsianHate

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Nick Firchau is back in the ETR fold to tell a story about soccer that's much bigger than the game itself. Power soccer changes kids' lives, and this special podcast is part of Soccer For All week at MLS!

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Who is the MLS G.O.A.T.? Chris Wondolowski, of course. MLS’s all-time leading goalscorer does it again, his goals and the Quakes win a no-doubter for the Celebrating Soccer Moment of the Weekend presented by Continental Tire. The guys celebrate Wondo’s greatness, then turn to the rest of Week 4: another big Chicharito performance and Galaxy win in El Trafico, panic time in Minnesota, Josef’s goal and Inter Miami vs. Atlanta, PK insanity in Seattle and Geoff Cameron/FC Cincinnati! Plus, the 22 Under 22 Team of the Week (Red Bulls) and much more!

8:08 – Chris Wondolowski is the G.O.A.T.

23:38 – El Trafico! Chicharito leads Galaxy to huge W

34:10 – It’s time to panic in Minnesota 

43: 16 – Who’s better right now: Atlanta or Miami? 

50:55 – Cascadia Cup: VAR insanity as Sounders win

1:04:39 – Would Geoff Cameron be good for FC Cincinnati? 

1:13:08 – Mailbag!

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Chicharito on ETR! Ahead of El Trafico, the guys chat with the El Tri legend and ponder Carlos Vela’s status as well as the stakes for this edition of the rivalry. In CCL, free space may be disappointment, but Jim Curtin and the Union are making up for MLS’s quarterfinal woes. Plus, previews for all six national TV games and our ESPN+ Games of the Weekend!

5:17 - CCL recap, Jim Curtin isn’t backing down!

17:14 - El Trafico Preview

21:12 - Interview: Chicharito on El Trafico, his childhood friend Carlos Vela & his mindset toward life

43:05 - FC Dallas vs Houston Dynamo FC start the battle for Copa de Tejas

47:55 - Orlando City SC vs NYCFC: Who is the realest?

53:52 - Inter Miami CF vs Atlanta United FC: Rivalry or nah?

1:01:01 - Portland Timbers vs Seattle Sounders FC: Can the juggernaut be stopped?

1:06:25 – Sporting KC vs. Austin FC: Matt Besler’s return

1:08:48 - ESPN+ Games of the Week

1:13:13 - Mailbag

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 8:42pm EDT

Soooooo we were wrong about the Sounders? After Week 3, Andrew, David, Doyle and Calen revisit their predictions for a mulligan or two, starting with the MLS Cup and Shield creds of Seattle, who waxed the Galaxy on Sunday. Plus, we take a closer look at what’s going wrong in Minnesota (3 Ls), award David Ochoa and Real Salt Lake the Celebrating Soccer Moment of the Weekend presented by Continental Tire, express concern (and hope!) for Nashville after zero wins in three home games, preview El Trafico/wonder what’s up with Carlos Vela and confirm for all wondering that the Revs are good.

3:17 - Are the Sounders the Best Team in MLS?

12:48 - What’s Gone Wrong in Minnesota?

25:34 - Did We Badly Underestimate Real Salt Lake?

34:38 - Concern for Nashville After 0 Wins in 3 Home Games?

41:17 - El Trafico Preview … What’s up with Carlos Vela?

54:51 - How Good Are the Revs?

1:06:14 - CCL Preview 

1:16:38 - Mailbag

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:24pm EDT

Andrew Wiebe is getting a much deserved rest day so we turn to the strike partnership of David Gass and Charlie Davies to guide us through the show. The guys do their best to break down the midweek CCL madness and figure out which MLS teams have the best shot to advance to the semifinals. Then we get you ready for the big games of the weekend, including an interview with Nashville SC’s Randall Leal ahead of Sunday’s matchup with Inter Miami. After that, we take a skip across the pond to discuss Jesse Marsch being named RB Leipzig manager and the latest developments in the Daryl Dike loan saga.

 

2:58 - CCL Madness! We Break Down the Midweek Action

23:15 - Houston - LAFC Preview

31:18 - Nashville - Miami Preview

39:17 - Interview: Nashville SC Winger Randall Leal

55:18 - Seattle - LA Galaxy Preview 

1:06:19 - ESPN+ Games of the Week

1:09:07 - Daryl Dike Loan Situation Gets a Little Messy

1:17:02 - Jesse Marsch Named RB Leipzig Manager

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:06pm EDT

Club & Country driven by Continental Tire is back! First up, Charlie Davies walks you through his USMNT No. 9 depth chart. Daryl Dike is No. 1 – Chuck D says give him the nod in a must-win game – but who else makes up the top five and where does Jozy stand? Good vibes (finally) at Chelsea for Christian Pulisic, but he hasn’t had the best season for an American in Europe. Total Soccer Show’s Taylor Rockwell stops by to debate the best of the best for Yanks abroad. What about Canada, you say? Toronto FC’s Richie Laryea calls in and David Gass takes a stab at John Herdman’s best XI.

5:34 - USMNT No. 9 Depth Chart

23:51 - What to Make of Christian Pulisic’s Situation at Chelsea

25:31 - Total Soccer Show’s Taylor Rockwell Joins to Talk Americans in Europe

51:58 - Interview: Canada Men’s National Team Defender Richie Laryea

1:08:50 - What is Canada’s Best XI?

1:23:14 - Mailbag

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 8:10pm EDT

We’ve already got off-the-rails MLS and it’s only Week 2! Chicharito dominates the headlines for a second straight week after bagging a hat trick against the Red Bulls. A hot start, a superstar striker, Greg Vanney firmly at the helm... are the Galaxy back to being the biggest club in the league? In the Midwest, David Ochoa sows the seeds of a real rivalry with Minnesota after booting the ball into the supporters’ section. The moment, the scuffle, the jab from Adrian Heath, is anyone in the wrong here? Or is it all just fun? We also dive in on Cade Cowell’s breakout performance, Austin FC’s first-ever win, and FC Cincinnati’s blowout loss. Listen and enjoy! 

3:20 - Chicharito and the Galaxy Are On Fire

18:16 - David Ochoa vs. Minnesota - Did Either Side Cross a Line?

33:00 - Austin FC Get Their First-Ever Win

38:17 - Higuain Bros Connect, Help Miami Upset Philly

46:01 - The Cade Cowell Era is Here

1:00:06 - CCL Preview

1:10:34 - Mailbag

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:13pm EDT

Are you ready for MLS Week 2? Charlie is back to help Andrew and David dig into the three-day soccer weekend, including an interview with Red Bulls manager Gerhard Struber (why MLS, Amaya, Klimala, MLS Cup aspirations). First up, Peter Vermes hits a major MLS milestone as Sporting host Orlando City, sans Pato. Oscar Pareja has a tough decision up top, and Alan Pulido and Johhny Russell would change the level for Sporting. On Saturday, Carlos Vela may or may not be back when LAFC host the Seattle Sounders, what does that mean? After Yeimar sat out the opener – and Brian Schmetzer addressed it – Charlie explains how he approached DNPs and what Schmetz’s quote might have meant. Plus, how FC Dallas is setting up under Luchi, ESPN+ games of the weekend (Philly-Inter Miami) and more in the Mailbag.

4:34 - SKC v ORL Preview

16:56 - LAFC v SEA Preview

35:15 - LA v RBNY Preview

41:13 - Interview: RBNY Head Coach Gerhard Struber

1:03:08 - SJ v DAL Preview

1:07:45 - Our ESPN+ Games of the Week

1:15:22 - Toronto FC Linked to Yeferson Soteldo

1:17:06 Mailbag

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:40pm EDT

How much MLS did you watch this weekend? No matter how much, we’ve got you covered with a full MLS Week 1 breakdown. The narrative winner was clear … Chicharito! The goals, the win, the postgame interview. Brilliant all around! Plus, the Sounders taught us all a lesson about doubting them, LAFC weathered a bizarre, early sub for Carlos Vela to take down Austin FC in their MLS debut, CCL teams looked real tired (and CF Montreal took advantage) and much, much more!

4:54 - Chicharito comeback tour kicks off

12:39 - What to make of Phil Neville’s Miami

17:21 - Sounders aren’t going anywhere

28:51 - Carlos Vela sub controversy, LAFC still win

32:21 - Evaluating Austin FC’s debut

45:38 - Teams that impressed us this weekend (hint: well done, CF Montreal)

58:19 - Caden Clark only scores bangers

1:02:05 - FC Cincinnati actually scored goals!

1:06:19 - Houston’s Week 1 form might be sustainable

1:09:09 - Mailbag

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:18pm EDT

MLS is back, and Extratime has your ultimate Week 1 preview! Join us to wallow in CCL joy, then settle in for a parade of interviews from all around the MLS world. We’re talking Taylor Twellman, Stu Holden and Ramses Sandoval to preview the weekend’s national TV games. How about Steve Zakuani on the Sounders? You know you’re here for ETR x The Call Up. MLS Assist has all the tactical wrinkles covered. We save the fun for last … The Cooligans make their Extratime debut!

7:38 - Taylor Twellman previews Inter Miami vs. LA Galaxy on ABC

21:13 - Stu Holden on LAFC vs. Austin FC (FOX) + CCL results

30:55 - Ramses Sandoval previews Orlando vs. Atlanta (UniMas, TUDN, Twitter)

40:28 - Steve Zakuani on Seattle vs. Minnesota (FS1)

49:32 - The Call Up Collab! Who are the MLS style Icons?

1:06:01 - MLS Assist on the most interesting tactical trends

1:16:27 - The Cooligans on what gets them jacked for MLS in 2021

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 4:31pm EDT

Predictions time! This is the big one, your favorite show of the year and ours as well. Andrew, David, Doyle and Calen take a crack at every possible individual award for the 2021 MLS season, including the ones we made up, as well as MLS Cup and Supporters’ Shield. The season starts in five days! It’s time to go on the record. Plus, CCL previews, too.

4:56 - CCL Leg 2 Previews

9:46 - How Many MLS Teams Will Make the CCL Quarterfinals?

13:04 - Traditional Prediction Categories: Defender, Newcomer, Goalkeeper etc

36:37 - Who Will Win the Golden Boot Presented by Audi? 

44:10 - Who Will Win the Landon Donovan MLS MVP?

53:24 - Extratime Award Categories: D-mid, fullback, darkhorse MVP

1:12:19 - Supporters’ Shield Winner & MLS Cup Winner

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:31pm EDT

Glass half full? Or glass half empty? The Concacaf Champions League will test your emotions, and for now MLS clubs are rightfully thrilled. Two wins, two draws and one game to go … all on the road! Andrew, David and Doyle react to the results then chat with Atlanta United’s George Bello about the margins in Costa Rica, the Heinze effect, Josef and Barco, his international future and dreams of playing in Europe. Plus, headlines from around the league, including Minnesota United’s new No. 9.

1:13 - Check out the Since ‘96 gear at MLSstore.com!

8:06 - What a week for MLS in CCL

16:52 - Atlanta United’s stunning win over Alajuelense

24:24 - INTERVIEW: Atlanta United and USMNT left back George Bello

42:05 - Toronto FC grinds out a draw with Club Leon

51:39 - Did the Union have the most impressive performance of the week?

59:05 - Portland in good shape heading into the second leg of their series

1:03:38 - Minnesota United signs Ramon Abila, are they an MLS Cup Contender?

1:09:02 - Kevin Cabral + LA Galaxy

1:13:50 - Mailbag

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:53pm EDT

The tournament of your dreams/nightmares back, and so is free space. The guys experiment with a reverse CCL jinx, then try to figure out which MLS team has the best chance of winning the thing (finally). In the process, we finish up our season previews with the Columbus Crew, Portland Timbers and Atlanta United.

2:45 - CCL Preview

8:11 - Why CCL is important for player development

12:48 - Which MLS team has the best shot to win CCL?

18:26 - Columbus Crew SC Season Preview

36:38 - Portland Timbers Season Preview

51:10 - Toronto FC-Club Leon & Union-Saprissa

58:44 - Atlanta United FC Season Preview

1:17:15 - Mailbag

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:32pm EDT

Alright, alright, alright. It’s time to preview the new boys, Austin FC. Can they become “legendary,” as a certain famous owner fan said recently? Forget MLS Cup, are NYCFC a playoff team? Are the Union equipped to thrive without two Best XI players? Is the chaos going to be the good kind in San Jose? Plus, US Open Cup qualification and favorites to make the field of eight, a buffet of signings and Gio Reyna in the Mailbag.

9:55 - Which MLS teams have the best shot in U.S. Open Cup?

19:00 - Paul Arriola back to D.C. United, how will he fit in this year?

22:44 - Philadelphia Union Season Preview

37:03 - NYCFC Season Preview

49:17 - Austin FC Season Preview

1:00:31 - San Jose Earthquakes Season Preview

1:12:12 - Mailbag

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:53pm EDT

Big year, new pod! Introducing Extratime: Club & Country driven by Continental Tire, where we’ll exclusively cover the international game in 2021. World Cup qualifying. Nations League. Gold Cup. Copa America. Euros. Every last game, story and headline. On this pod, Andrew, Dave and Doyle react to the USMNT’s two friendly wins, take a closer look at Canada’s World Cup chances, go Concacafin’, debate the USMNT’s Nations’ League Best XI and chat with Herculez Gomez (ESPN, Futbol Americas) and Sebastian Lletget (USMNT goalscorer extraordinaire).

3:10 - 2021 International Soccer Calendar

4:23 - What we’re most excited for in 2021…

6:09 - Recapping the USMNT’s wins vs Jamaica and Northern Ireland

25:14 - Breaking down Canada’s start to World Cup Qualifying

29:30 - Concacafin’ with David Gass! Everything you need to know about the region

37:55 - Interview: Herculez Gomez on Jozy as USMNT No. 9, Chicharito for Mexico and more

58:56 - Picking a USMNT Best XI for the Nations League

1:12:40 - Interview: Sebastian Lletget on Berhalter’s vision, his place in the team & Eurosnobs (?!?)

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 3:58pm EDT

Olympic qualifying failure! Again?!? How? Why? ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!? Andrew, Doyle and David spar over the fact that the US U-23s are, for the third straight time, fell short in a bid to compete for a medal and represent the United States in Tokyo. Thankfully, the USWNT will pick up the slack. Once the yelling is done and emotions settle, it’s time for four more season previews. What will CF Montreal be without Thierry Henry? Can the Revs win MLS Cup? Are FC Dallas for real … or still just a little short? Is another Shield enough for Carlos Vela and LAFC?

3:17 – A personal message #StopAsianHate

8:00 - Olympic Qualifying failure deep dive

34:29 - Montreal Season Preview

46:17 - New England Revolution Season Preview

57:07 - FC Dallas Season Preview

1:07:39 - LAFC Season Preview

1:18:08 - Mailbag

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 4:41pm EDT

The 2021 MLS schedule is out! The guys are hyped, but there is also substance. We know the size of the playoff field, and we know most games occur between conference foes. Andrew explains why that’s not a forever thing and why it also means every single game matters more than ever before. Meanwhile, Dave is jacked for Heineken Rivalry Week, and Doyle says making MLS more easily accessible is a huge win for the game and the league.

Then it’s on to season previews! Are Inter Miami title contenders or will David Beckham and Co. have to be patient? Is there another gear to Nashville SC? Do the Whitecaps have enough to get into the playoffs? Are the Rapids ready to take the next step? Finally, we name our top five No. 10s in MLS!

3:03 - The schedule is out! Here’s what we’re excited for/matters

20:06 - Why the Supporters’ Shield shouldn’t have an asterisk

27:09 - Inter Miami Season Preview

39:21 - Nashville SC Season Preview

51:19 - Vancouver Whitecaps FC Season Preview

1:03:44 - Colorado Rapids Season Preview

1:14:57 - Top Five No. 10s in MLS

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:37pm EDT

Who is the best No. 9 in MLS? Josef? Gyasi? Ruidiaz? Chicharito? Pulido? Other? Calen Carr gives his Top 5 (1:12:17) after the guys dig through Concacaf Olympic qualifying and four more 2021 season previews. First up, Minnesota United, who are a Top 3 team in the West according to Doyle and have Bebelo Reynoso to thank for it. Meanwhile, Wiebe is rooting for the Fire to ditch the Keystone Cops routine, the Red Bulls are going all-in on the press but the year isn’t 2016 or 2018 and Chicharito definitely isn’t the most interesting thing about the Galaxy. That’d be 18-year-old playmaker Efra Alvarez, currently in a tug of war between the US and Mexico.

4:36 – Atlanta United … get their CB!

7:24 – Shoutout to didychrislito, your eMLS Cup Champion

9:02 – USMNT Olympic Qualifying! Does the Mexico game matter?

16:00 – Minnesota United FC Season Preview

32:24 – Chicago Fire FC Season Preview

44:59 – New York Red Bulls Season Preview

56:37 – LA Galaxy Season Preview

1:12:17 – Top Five No. 9s in MLS

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:54pm EDT

Daryl Dike, two goals and another Barnsley win. You know the drill. The guys can’t help but be a little giddy, especially because Dike was also called in to Gregg Berhalter’s USMNT side. Andrew, David and Doyle react to the 26 names who were called up, rip apart (with the help of the Gio Reyna hive) Andrew’s starting XI against Jamaica and wonder how Berhalter might learn from the two games. Plus, our season previews roll on with deep dives on Real Salt Lake, Seattle Sounders, D.C. United and Toronto FC!

5:09 - Daryl Dike refuses to stop scoring 

16:26 - USMNT roster reactions

29:22 - Real Salt Lake Season Preview

40:55 - Seattle Sounders Season Preview

53:09 - D.C. United Season Preview

1:06:15 - Toronto FC Season Preview 

1:17:51 – Doyle and Gass under fire in the Mailbag

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

Calen is back to kick off Extratime’s 2021 MLS season previews! First up, should Orlando City pull the trigger on a $10 million offer for Daryl Dike? Well, that depends. Then it’s on to four team capsules: FC Cincinnati, Orlando City, Houston Dynamo and Sporting KC. Andrew sets the scene with 2021 haikus, and the guys hit all the big topics … biggest signings, star watch, 22 Under 22 to watch, worst-case scenarios and, of course, predictions. This year we’re giving you a full 10 minutes for each club. Finally, The Call Up’s Susannah Collins and Jillian Sakovits also roll through for some laughs, and you know we’re here for that!

2:58 - $10 million??? Should Orlando cash in on Daryl Dike?

13:58 - FC Cincinnati Team Preview

27:13 - Orlando City Team Preview

39:43 - Houston Dynamo Team Preview

49:32 - Sporting KC Team Preview

1:00:06 - Here for This! Extratime x Call Up Collab

1:18:26 - Mailbag

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:10pm EDT

Which home openers and Week 1 matches have you jacked up? Andrew, David and Doyle give their takes, name the top box-to-box midfielders and goalkeepers in MLS then welcome a big guest. Bruce Arena calls in to give his take on the state of the national team, and go line by line over the Revolution’s 2021 prospects. What should the USMNT expectations for 2022 and 2026 look like? Should the Revs be considered an MLS Cup favorite? You’ll learn something, and walk away with more to think about.

4:35 – Schedule is out! Home openers we can’t wait to watch…

22:01 - Lucho Acosta to FC Cincinnati, is he enough of a difference-maker? 

25:29 – Doyle names his Top 5 box-to-box midfielders in MLS

36:48 - INTERVIEW: Bruce Arena on Revs, Covid and USMNT in 2022 and 2026

1:10:40 – Gass names his Top 5 Goalkeepers in MLS

1:16:34 – MAILBAG! MLS highlights as NFTs…

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:07pm EDT

Would you get MLS Cup ink? Lucas Zelarayan did, and Andrew, David and Doyle ponder what would get them on the table. Meanwhile, the Crew just keep getting better. The guys give their thoughts on yet another impact signing for Columbus, take a look at the BetMGM MLS Cup odds -- let’s just say we’d rearrange things a little -- and wonder whether Rafael Santos Borre really fits with Toronto FC. Plus, Steve Zakuani joins the show to talk Sounders in 2021 and the name the top five wingers in MLS.

3:03 - Lucas Zelarayan’s new ink

11:08 - Columbus Crew SC make another signing, keep getting better

18:20 - Early picks to win MLS Cup

20:22 - Toronto FC linked with Rafael Santos Borre

27:32 - Steve Zakuani joins the show

33:45 - What’s next for the Sounders in 2021?

42:42 - Steve’s Top 5 wingers in MLS

50:30 - Top 5 Centerbacks in MLS

58:02 - Americans tear it up yet again in Europe

1:03:54 - Mailbag

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:04pm EDT

Who is the best defensive midfielder in MLS? What about fullback? Legend de Foot Patrice Bernier helps Andrew and David settle on top fives for both positions, plus have some laughs during MLS story time. Get the behind-the-scenes take on Montreal’s CCL final run, Didier Drogba’s time in MLS, Thierry Henry’s personality as a head coach and much more from Quebec’s own in Bernier. Plus, Daryl Dike’s continued success, Freddy Montero and the Sounders and Atlanta United miss out on a central defender.

4:07 – What are the odds Daryl Dike comes back to Orlando City

11:37 – Is Freddy Montero a good fit for the Sounders?

13:32 - Lautaro Gianetti transfer to Atlanta is off

15:29 - Carlos Salcedo to Houston has legs

19:46 – Remembering Cameron Porter/CCL final, Didier Drogba and the Montreal glory days w/ Patrice Bernier 

52:47 – Who are the top five D-Mids in MLS for 2021?

1:03:26 – Who are the top five fullbacks in MLS for 2021?

1:10:12 – MAILBAG: MLS Cup duck + Best players to never score an MLS goal

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:34pm EDT

Which players will “break out” in 2021? David makes his picks (almost at random) and Andrew says the most improved team of 2021 will be Atlanta United. Real Salt Lake assistant GM and long-time right back Tony Beltran stops by to explain how the club is dealing with ownership limbo and tell stories from the MLS Cup and CCL glory days. Plus, Evan Ream gives and update and context on Sacramento’s expansion bid.

3:50 - Predicting Breakout Players of 2021

19:35 - The most improved team in 2021 will be ________

21:57 - Which teams will regress in 2021?

24:39 - Interview: Evan Ream

32:11 - Interview: Tony Beltran

1:01:28 - Real Salt Lake’s 2021 outlook

1:04:37 - Mailbag

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:15pm EDT

Thierry Henry needed to go home, and now CF Montreal are looking for a new head coach. The guys react to the news of the day, including Gregore to Inter Miami. Remember when the USMNT beat Argentina, Batigol and Simeone at Copa America? By three goals, no less? Cobi Jones joins the guys to remind us all of a legendary moment since forgotten, partake in some classic MLS story time and explain what must change in our game to address racism and inequality. Plus, Gio Savarese talks Timbers, Jeremy Ebobisse and the return of Sebastian Blanco.

1:45 - Thierry Henry steps down as CF Montreal head coach

6:35 - Daryl Dike is tearing it up on loan

11:57 - Inter Miami CF signs Gregore

14:33 - Interview: Cobi Jones on 1995 Copa America, stacked UCLA, Galaxy days

55:09 - USMNT Olympic qualifying roster thoughts

57:18 - Interview: Giovanni Savarese talks Timbers, Ebobisse’s best position

1:12:36 – Mailbag!

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:42pm EDT

Who are the top five teams in MLS … as of Feb. 22, 2021? Matt Doyle has your answer, while Andrew and David pick apart the list. Plus, reaction to Jordan Morris’ knee injury (and what it means for his World Cup hopes), an interview with noted ETR listener and new CF Montreal forward Bjorn Johnsen and you mail, including Michael Bradley’s USMNT legacy.

2:36 - Jordan Morris injury reaction

9:53 - What do the Sounders do now?

12:01 - Who are the Top 5 teams in MLS right now?

33:51 - Interview: Bjorn Johnsen

1:03:54 - Mailbag

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:29pm EDT

Thierry Henry to Bournemouth? The guys ponder the latest rumors around CF Montreal’s manager. Could the Championship be in his future? What can Henry show with Montreal if he stays in MLS? Plus, why Wiebe says Chicharito ought to get a pass for a nightmarish 2020, we play free-agent matchmaker, break down potential destinations for Frankie Amaya and imagine better times in the Mailbag.

5:11 – Thierry Henry to Bournemouth? Does it make sense? 

17:17 – One potential coaching replacement if Henry leaves

20:16 – Can CF Montreal build on their 2020 season?

24:20 – Should Chicharito get a pass for nightmarish 2020?

33:31 – Predicting Chicharito’s goal total for 2021…

36:36 – Free Agent matchmaker

47:07 – Breaking down the Frankie Amaya trade rumors

56:38 – Why hasn’t the USL to MLS pathway happened more?

1:00:58 – Mailbag

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:43pm EDT

Pato? The duck … or the Brazilian striker? Matt Doyle and David Gass break down the news then dig into the biggest transfer needs around MLS. They are joined by “beat writer for the world” Julia Poe of the Orlando Sentinel. She guides the guys through recent events in Orlando, from the Alexandre Pato signing to the purpose of the Daryl Dike loan to Barnsley. Finally, Doyle and Gass debate whether a former MLSer could win the UEFA Champions League this year, and examine the USMNT depth chart. 

1:32 – An ETR shoutout from Montreal’s new signing

4:27 - Which teams have the most work to do this offseason? 

10:44 - Interview: Orlando Sentinel’s Julia Poe on Pato and Dike

26:37 - Will the Pato signing be a success for Orlando City? 

31:46 - Atlanta trades Eric Remedi to San Jose

36:15 – Quick-hit signings and transfer rumors from around MLS

38:09 - Will an MLS product win the UEFA Champions League this season?

45:21 - Deep dive on the current USMNT depth chart

1:00:50 - Mailbag

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:17pm EDT

Did you know the MLS season starts on April 17? Does Lucho Acosta to FC Cincinnati sound like a good idea? Who is new DP Tomas Pochettino and how does he change Austin FC? The guys tackle those questions, then turn to Felipe Cardenas (The Athletic) for more on the South America-to-MLS pipeline and Gabriel Heinze’s Atlanta United. Plus, CCL draw reaction, thoughts on the new US Open Cup format and a must-listen interview with Tony Sanneh on a career that took him from the Twin Cities to the Champions League.

5:25 - Lucho Acosta to FC Cincinnati?

12:28 - Cristian Pavon back to LA Galaxy?

14:40 - Austin FC signs Tomas Pochettino

19:54 - Nashville SC signs CJ Sapong

22:16 - INTERVIEW: Felipe Cardenas (The Athletic)

44:15 - CCL Bracketology

54:50 - Thoughts on the new U.S. Open Cup format

59:40 - INTERVIEW: Tony Sanneh, Big Cat on his incredible career

1:36:59 – Mailbag: Best taping location of all-time

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:57pm EDT

Big news day in MLS. The 2021 season is on, and FC Cincinnati are the headline makers. Signing Brenner, Sao Paolo’s 21-year-old goalscorer, would be a signal of intent (and ambition). And what might Jaap Stam’s team look like with Pity Martinez alongside him? TBD. Also in Monday’s show, pluses and minuses of the new Concacaf Champions League format, Nacho Piatti, Atlanta United’s roster and more in the mailbag.  

2:21 - FC Cincinnati reportedly sign Brenner from Sao Paolo

14:29 - Would an MLS return make sense for Pity Martinez?

19:09 - New Concacaf Champions League format

39:44 - Ignacio Piatti back to MLS?

46:25 - Evaluating Atlanta United’s current roster situation

51:24 - Mailbag

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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 10:42pm EDT

USMNT manager Gregg Berhalter joins the Extratime guys to talk about the strengths of the player pool, growing respect for Americans in Europe, golden generation vs. first wave and misinterpretations of the False 9. Plus, Jon Arnold (The Striker Texas) jumps on to explain what FC Dallas will do with the Bryan Reynolds transfer and whether the Homegrown pipeline is set to keep producing. Stick around for offseason winners, the state of Sporting KC and FC Cincinnati’s roster builds and more!

2:01 - Thoughts on Philly’s new kit

4:00 - Cyle Larin, Jonathan David, Tim Weah … Concacaf abroad

7:07 – INTERVIEW: Gregg Berhalter on the player pool, respect in Europe and a busy 2021

29:15 - State of Sporting KC’s roster build 

34:39 - State of FC Cincinnati’s roster build

41:41 - Biggest offseason winners from Doyle, Wiebe and Gass

52:50 – INTERVIEW: Jon Arnold talks FC Dallas transfers, Homegrowns and MLS in Texas

53:33 - What will FC Dallas do with the Bryan Reynolds money?

1:06:38 - Houston Dynamo + Carlos Salcedo? Where are the Dynamo headed?

1:09:21 – Austin FC tracking well for expansion season

1:12:37 - Quick hits on transfers around MLS

1:17:57 – Jesus Ferreira in the Mailbag 

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Is this a Golden Era for the USMNT … or just the first wave? The guys ponder the big questions as they break down a January camp romp led by Jesus Ferreira, Jonathan Lewis and Paul Arriola. How might Gregg Berhalter’s tactics (and lineup) differ against elite competition? Could Matt Turner really the best shot-stopper in MLS history? Does Barnsley make sense for Daryl Dike? What’s next for Aaron Long? Where could Jozy Altidore go if those transfer rumors were true? Plus, much-needed serotonin in the Mailbag.

2:49 - Jesus Ferreira is BACK … but what about with FC Dallas?

7:18 -  What did Doyle take away from the game

11:28 - Thoughts on Sam Vines’ performance/future

15:14 - How will the USMNT style change against better opposition?

19:30 - Jonathan Lewis wins a spot and balls out 

20:39 - Matt Turner: Best pure shot-stopper in MLS history?

28:09 - Arriola to Swansea? Best position long-term?

33:02 – Is this a Golden Era for USMNT/Americans abroad?

37:50 - Daryl Dike to Barnsley on loan?!

42:46 - Aaron Long: What’s next?

49:21 - Chris Richards loaned from Bayern Munich to Hoffenheim

51:23 - Jozy Altidore to the Olympics! Plus, transfer rumors?

55:54 - Crew sign Perry Kitchen, Timbers defender rumors

57:40 - Mailbag

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Go behind the Jordan Morris-Swansea City deal with Garth Lagerwey, Sounders President of Soccer and MLS old head. Get the details, plus insights/teases from a Seattle perspective and a look at the global market for MLS and the next generation of players. Andrew, David and Doyle also talk through the US national team’s January camp payoff – What does Berhalter want to get out of it? Who will the winners be? – and run down a long list of transfer rumors of varying veracity. Stick around for a mailbag long on laughs and questionable takes.

2:59 – What will the January payoff be for Gregg Berhalter?

8:48 – Player you’re watching against Trinidad & Tobago

13:39 – David Gass: Starting USMNT XI I want to see

17:55 – Paul Arriola to Swansea City? Good for DC?

19:58 – Jordan Morris to Swansea City now official

22:21 – INTERVIEW: Sounders GM & President of Soccer Garth Lagerwey 

49:22 – Transfer rumor of the week … Giovinco to LA Galaxy?!?

55:19 – What’s going on with RBNY?

1:01:07 – Cup Winners Cup for MLS? SuperCup?

1:03:00 – What team’s stock will be way up in 6 months?

1:05:44 – MAILBAG

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Sergio Aguero + LAFC = Big splash. The guys dream big for MLS – Memphis Depay to _____??? – and wonder whether Papu Gomez could fix FC Cincinnati. UPDATE: Fun convo, but Gomez won’t be headed to Ohio after all, signing with Sevilla. Keeping it in Europe, there’s debate over Tyler Adams’ long-term position and club possibilities, Josh Sargent’s potential and debuts for Brenden Aaronson and Mark McKenzie. Plus, MLS young players we’re rooting for in 2021, Aaron Herrera’s reported Serie A interest and our favorite serotonin-inducing soccer moments.

1:41 - What should players get for winning the Supporters’ Shield?

4:14 - Splash signings we want to see this offseason

15:49 - What can Minnesota United be with a few upgrades? 

19:37 - Papu Gomez to FC Cincinnati?

28:50 - Big weekend for Americans Abroad

29:32 - Doyle on Josh Sargent

32:01 - What’s Tyler Adams’ best position long-term?

45:14 - MLS Young Player who you’re rooting for in 2021?

53:23 - Real Salt Lake’s Aaron Herrera reportedly has Serie A interest

57:59 - Vancouver Whitecaps reportedly in for Porto No. 10

1:05:00 – Mailbag: Serotonin-inducing soccer moments

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Juventus or Roma? Tom Bogert (MLSsoccer.com) has the latest on the FC Dallas Homegrown’s transfer saga. We also introduce the MLS world to Hernan Losada, who is trading the Belgian League for MLS and D.C. United. Plus, the SuperDraft goes rogue! Errrrr …. That or the Mock Drafts were just way off. Andrew, Doyle and Dave dig through the first round: winners, best picks, strange moments. Is it smart that the Union traded all of their picks? As always, your mail!

3:05 - 2021 MLS SuperDraft recap

6:27 - Top 3 pick thoughts + Austin FC, Danny Pereira

15:03 - Best pick of the first round? Houston’s big day

20:52 - Philadelphia Union trades away all draft picks, good move?

25;12 - Tom Bogert on Bryan Reynolds to Juve? Roma? And much more

26:09 – Why the Rapids were delighted to grab Philip Mayaka

27:14 - Is Bryan Reynolds going to Roma or Juventus?

33:51 - Latest on Paul Arriola to Swansea

36:54 - Jesus Murillo to LAFC on a permanent deal

39:15 - Papu Gomez to FC Cincinnati? BS meter

41:19 - Bobby Wood to RSL? Good move/bad news?

47:27 - Andres Guardado to Charlotte? 

47:59 - Interview: New D.C. United manager Hernan Losada

1:01:46 - Mailbag

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The SuperDraft is here! How deep is the pool? Where are the strengths? Who are the GA signees? Doyle and Charlie’s 2021 Mock Draft starts things off, then the guys tackle the weekend’s big headlines. Phil Neville (and Chris Henderson) to Inter Miami? Hernan Losada swapping Belgium for D.C. United? Jordan Morris headed to Swansea City on loan?!? Time to dig in.

3:06 - Charlie Davies’ breakdown of college soccer in 2020

10:57 - Where is the strength of this year’s SuperDraft class? 

12:32 - Matt Doyle breaks down the Generation adidas class

16:10 - Matt Doyle/Charlie Davies Mock SuperDraft

41:55 - Miami hires Phil Neville and Chris Henderson

47:42 - D.C. United hire Hernan Losada

54:09 - Jordan Morris reportedly going on loan to Swansea

1:03:07 - News and notes from around the league

1:04:50 - RBNY listening to offers for Tim Parker 

1:07:31 - Lukas Podolski to FC Cincinnati? 

1:09:55 - Mailbag

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It’s a new era in Toronto, and we’re talking to the man in charge. Chris Armas lays out his vision for the Reds and reflects on the perceptions – misguided or not – in New York, plus Andrew, Doyle and David react to the hire. The guys debate the best MLS SuperDraft pick of all-time and dig through past transformational draft classes. Stick around for the nitty-gritty on the CF Montreal (formerly the Impact) rebrand, this week’s MLS trades and the Mailbag.

2:45 – Kelyn Rowe signs with Seattle (you’re welcome, Anders)

5:50 – Reactions to Chris Armas’ appointment as Toronto FC head coach

15:20 – INTERVIEW: Armas lays out his vision for the Reds, reflects on Red Bulls days

38:46 – Who is the best MLS SuperDraft pick of all-time?

1:05:30 – INTERVIEW: Montreal president on rebrand, Thierry Henry

1:25:12 – Our thoughts on the Montreal rebrand

1:27:00 – Michael Barrios traded to the Colorado Rapids

1:31:22 – Jorge Villafana traded to LA Galaxy

1:32:20 – Mailbag

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Mailbag pod! Andrew, David and Doyle dig into a bevy of listener questions and chat with MLSsoccer.com’s Tom Bogert to get the lay of the land as the January transfer window heats up. From the Corey Baird trade to MLS broadcasts on Nickelodeon to Jozy Altidore’s role with the US men’s national team in 2021 and so much more, your questions answered!

2:11 - Start the Matthew Hoppe hype train!

9:03 - SuperDraft Preview

12:35 - Corey Baird traded to LAFC, good move for both sides?

17:40 - Tom Bogert joins the show

26:00 - Are Portland legit CCL contenders?

33:28 - Updates on Reggie Cannon and Mark McKenzie

43:19 - Soooooo what’s up with that D.C. United coaching search?

51:35 - Are Columbus Crew SC the deepest championship team ever?

56:52 - How good have Austin FC’s MLS signings been so far?

1:01:37 - Would DeAndre Yedlin be a fit in Atlanta? 

1:03:26 - Moises Caicedo to Atlanta United????

1:05:46 - Will Jozy get one more shot with the National Team?

1:08:41 - Should Sporting KC move on from Peter Vermes?

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The offseason player/coach carousel is spinning out of control! In the least surprising news of the week, the Galaxy got their man in Greg Vanney, who stops by to chat with Andrew and Dave about his vision for the club. Plus, Mark McKenzie is headed to Belgium for big money. What does it mean for the Union? The champions get even deeper as Kevin Molino signs with Columbus! Austin FC dip into the free agent market, DeAndre Yedlin might come home and Diego Alonso’s instincts were right, as it turned out. Doyle also gives his take on Gregg Berhalter’s USMNT roster and the guys devote serious time to the mailbag.

3:40 – Homegrown #PlayYourKids Draft!

7:43 – Mark McKenzie gets his big-money transfer

16:42 – Kevin Molino to Columbus?! HOT BOI

24:25 – Matt Besler/Diego Fagundez headed to Austin FC

31:42 – DeAndre Yedlin returning to MLS? To which team?

37:41 – Diego Alonso was right! David Beckham’s Inter Miami in flux

43:27 – INTERVIEW: Greg Vanney on Galaxy job, Chicharito

1:06:05 – How do the Galaxy rebuild, starting with this window?

1:11:38 – Doyle’s take on the USMNT January camp roster

1:15:34 – Mailbag! Zonal marking and W-L-D pedantic

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It’s New Year’s Resolution time in MLS, and Extratime is back to take a close look at all 27 (?!?!) clubs. From Austin FC to the defending MLS Cup champions Columbus Crew, Andrew, David and Doyle give their suggest resolution and update you with all the news you missed during the holidays! Plus, Doyle’s tips for sticking to your goals in 2021.

11:18 Austin FC, FC Cincinnati, Houston Dynamo

 

19:18 D.C. United, Atlanta United, Chicago Fire

 

26:47 Real Salt Lake, LA Galaxy, Inter Miami

 

33:32 Montreal Impact, Vancouver Whitecaps, San Jose Earthquakes

 

40:45 New England Revolution, Nashville SC, New York Red Bulls

 

48:24 LAFC (plus CCL free space), FC Dallas, Colorado Rapids

 

59:56 Minnesota United, Portland Timbers, NYCFC

 

1:07:57 Orlando City, Sporting KC, Philadelphia Union

 

1:18:17 Seattle Sounders, Columbus Crew

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It's finally time to put a bow on 2020! While Andrew Wiebe trudges through the snow to his new digs in Kansas City, Calen and Doyle join David to break down all the big news. First, the guys hit CCL and explain why LAFC COULD win it this year. Then they talk the big moves in Austin from the Alex Ring trade to expansion draft and potential DPs with Sporting Director Claudio Reyna. Finally, the crew previews free agency, re-entry draft, and transfer rumors coming up plus the big trades made in Montreal.

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Andrew, David, Doyle and Charlie sift through all the storylines from MLS Cup XXV, then preview Austin FC's Expansion Draft options and this week's Concacaf Champions League matches!

1:52 – Columbus Crew win 25th MLS Cup! Save/Crown the Crew!

 

5:27 How Columbus got the job done without two of their best players

 

13:23 Why the final was a Caleb Porter masterclass

 

27:50 19-year-old Aiden Morris steps up in a big way

 

34:02 What went wrong for the Sounders and Brian Schmetzer

 

47:34 Analyzing Austin FC’s flurry of trades and Expansion Draft targets

 

1:03:32 CCL preview … and Atlanta got a 2021 spot?

 

1:07:08 Who has the best chance to advance in CCL?

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It all comes down to this, a season defined by a pandemic ends with the two best teams (our words … and Caleb Porter’s) playing for the 25th MLS Cup championship in the league’s history. Andrew, David and Charlie chat with Porter, Brian Schmetzer, Jonathan Mensah and Cristian Roldan and preview the match. All the hype, the best storylines, all the soccer wrinkles, player spotlights and, finally, predictions. Also, please note this was recorded before Darlington Nagbe and Pedro Santos were ruled out. Sigh, 2020.

1:38 MLS Cup is finally here!

 

6:27 Fitting for Crew and Sounders to meet in Columbus

 

12:57 INTERVIEW: Caleb Porter on Zelarayan, Schmetzer

 

24:57 Are the Sounders already a dynasty? Would they be with another Cup?

 

37:14 From Saved to Cup, Crew’s present and future

 

42:29 INTERVIEW: Brian Schmetzer on another MLS Cup, Caleb Porter

 

51:20 Breaking down the game, lineup decisions and trends

 

59:43 INTERVIEW: Jonathan Mensah on a uniquely difficult year

 

1:08:15 Player Spotlights: Nouhou, Artur/Nagbe (sigh) and Roldan

 

1:13:24 INTERVIEW: Cristian Roldan, Seattle’s own (kinda)

 

1:18:45 MLS Cup predictions

 

1:22:32 Rapid fire MLS news: McDonough, Besler etc

 

1:35:47 USMNT takes

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D-Y-N-A-S-T-Y. Minnesota United huffed and puffed, but the Sounders blew the house down and booked a place in MLS Cup to make it four finals in five years and seal their place in league history. Their opponent? The Columbus Crew, in a match that pits arguably the best two teams in the league. First, Andrew, David, Doyle and Charlie explain how the Loons blew their 2-0 lead, the ways in which Brian Schmetzer pulled the right strings and why Seattle is a model club. Plus, reaction to Alejandro Pozuelo’s Landon Donovan MLS MVP season, Gabriel Heinze to Atlanta United, Patrick Vieira’s case to be the manager of Toronto FC and Mauro Manotas’ reported sale to Liga MX.

1:09 Instant reaction to #SEAvMIN and the Sounders comeback

 

5:26 Charlie responds after listeners point out Reynoso take

 

12:29 What could Minnesota and Adrian Heath have done differently?

 

14:13 Quick lookahead to MLS Cup

 

20:44 Are the Sounders officially a dynasty?

 

29:23 Raul Ruidiaz: MLS Cup Playoffs assassin

 

32:18 Minnesota United season in review: Can they get even better? How?

 

37:01 Will Kevin Molino return to the Loons?

 

42:14 Reaction to Alejandro Pozuelo winning MVP

 

47:32 Mauro Manotas sold, so what’s next for the Dynamo?

 

50:45 Is Gabriel Heinze the right man for Atlanta United? Or should they hire Vieira?

 

57:23 Where will Greg Vanney manage next? What if it isn’t LA…

 

59:51 USMNT v El Salvador preview

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And then there were four. The Audi MLS Cup Playoffs are just three games away from crowning a 25th MLS Cup champion. Who will it be? Minnesota United rolled Sporting KC behind Kevin ‘Hot Boy’ Molino and Bebelo Reynoso. The Seattle Sounders march to the Cup feels inevitable, and FC Dallas couldn’t stand in their way. Meanwhile, the Revs might be the hottest team in the competition, and the Columbus Crew have home-field advantage should they win. The guys celebrate the Loons dynamic duo, pinpoint what’s missing in Kansas City, explain how Seattle can be beaten, take a close look at the midfield battle between the Crew and Revs then hit all the headlines around the league. Who should sign Patrick Vieira? Why does Greg Vanney make sense for the Galaxy? Does Chris Armas make sense for D.C. United? Who should sign Dom Dwyer?

4:19 SKCvMIN: How did the Loons roll? Hot Boy, that’s how!

 

11:46 Is Emanuel Reynoso one of the best players in MLS?

 

32:07 SEAvMIN: How can Minnesota end the Sounders’ run?

 

37:21 CLBvNE: Why the game will be won in midfield

 

49:35 Patrick Vieira back to MLS? Who should sign him?

 

56:13 Where will Greg Vanney be coaching next? Why should it be LA?

 

57:18 Does Chris Armas make sense for D.C. United?

 

1:03:25 Thoughts on USMNT roster!

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Mad Max Fury Road … in the Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs. Hope you were buckled up because Orlando City and Revs had the MLS world on the edge of its seat. In the end, the inevitable: Bruce Arena’s squad is marching on via their DPs, Matt Turner and Tajon Buchanan. Meanwhile, Orlando, Oscar Pareja and Nani are left to wonder … what if? Nashville might wonder the same, but their expansion season is a clear success despite succumbing to the Crew in extra time. The guys argue (OK, yell) about what comes next in the Music City and look ahead to the Western Conference semifinals this week.

2:09 – First impressions of the Eastern Conference Finals

8:03 – Columbus-Nashville game breakdown

10:48 – Gyasi Zardes delivers in extra time

15:13 – Why did Nashville SC fall short?

17:09 – Looking ahead to Crew-New England

21:00 – What’s the next step for Nashville SC? (Lots of arguing/yelling)

32:11 – Orlando City-New England game breakdown

33:01 – Did Orlando’s lack of discipline cost them?

40:26 – How good can Tajon Buchanan be?

45:52 – INTERVIEW: Matt Polster

53:26 – How did Bruce Arena and the Revs become a contender so quickly?

1:03:26 – How can Orlando build on historic season?

1:05:42 – Looking ahead to Seattle-Dallas

1:06:04 – Ricardo Pepi or Franco Jara?

1:07:57 – How should FC Dallas set up to pull off the upset?

1:12:52 – Is it a failure if Sounders don’t make (or win) MLS Cup?

1:15:31 – Looking ahead to Sporting KC-Minnesota

1:16:25 – Will Adrian Heath run it back or start Kei Kamara?

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And then there were eight! The Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs delivered again on Tuesday night, as both of the Eastern Conference top seeds (Union, Toronto FC) saw their seasons end early and the Sounder cruised past, for the second year running, LAFC. The guys burn the midnight oil (in other words, Brown Liquor Special!) to break it all down, preview the Conference Semifinals and chat with Matt Turner (NE) and Dax McCarty (NSH).

4:33 Seattle Sounders handle LAFC with ease, now MLS Cup favorites

 

25:51 How should Luchi, FC Dallas approach Sounders?

 

29:26 Supporters’ Shield winners OUT! How Revs ended Union’s season

 

44:08 INTERVIEW: Matt Turner on New England win, Carles Gil, goalkeeping in the playoffs

 

56:44 How did Nashville upset Toronto FC? Are they the real deal?

 

1:04:11 INTERVIEW: Dax McCarty is back again to explain how Nashville built into the year

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EMBRACE THE INSANITY! We’re talking Rodrigo Schlegel and the shootout that wouldn’t end, Tim Melia stonewalling everyone, Wondo being Wondo, Gustavo Bou golazo winners, Hot Boy and Ricardo Pepi. The 2020 Audi MLS Cup Playoffs have delivered through seven games, and Andrew, David, Charlie and Doyle gather in the middle of the night to round up all the action. We’ve got interview’s with Pepi and Melia, plus previews of Tuesday’s action!

0:40 – Ricardo Pepi calls in minutes after FC Dallas’ big win

5:03 – Most memorable moment of the 2020 playoffs so far?

11:25 – How did FC Dallas get past the Timbers?

21:09 – Wondo, Melia and insanity as Sporting KC outlast San Jose

32:06 – INTERVIEW: Tim Melia reveals his PK secrets

42:11 – Minnesota keep it “boring” as Hot Boy shines in first playoff win

48:49 – INTERVIEW: Dayne St. Clair

53:38 – Was it just a year too early for the Rapids?

55:46 – Orlando vs. NYCFC: Wrap your head around history/the spectacle

59:30 – Crew vs. Red Bulls: Did Gerhard Struber tinker too much?

1:02:32 – PHIvNE: Why Carles Gil could change the Revs’ luck against the Union

1:05:25 – TORvNSH: Charlie Davies’ monologue on narratives around Nashville

1:10:11 – SEAvLAFC: Doyle on how LAFC can get the job done

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Only 24 hours left until Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs soccer. Andrew, David and Charlie start the show with big news: one of them is the owner of the professional soccer team … guess who! Then it’s on to the Eastern Conference bracket, where Nashville SC is the subject of “lazy narratives” and Inter Miami have nothing to lose and everything to gain from a postseason run. Plus, Orlando City’s Daryl Dike joins the show to talk about his path to MLS, his favorite strikers of all-time and a looming international decision between the US and Nigeria. Plus, reactions to the Houston Dynamo’s new crest, Austin FC’s first jersey and Ken Griffey Jr., the Seattle Sounders owner.

1:00 Charlie Davies, USL owner!

 

5:02 Continental Awards recap

 

11:29 Houston Dynamo rebrand and first-ever Austin FC jersey

 

15:56 Ken Griffey Jr. joins Mariners ownership group

 

20:27 D.C. United coaching search … Who are the candidates?

 

22:20 New England vs. Montreal: Who has the edge?

 

29:23 – Nashville vs. Miami: Lazy narratives and redemption opportunities

39:43 INTERVIEW: Orlando City’s Daryl Dike on rookie season, international choice

1:01:04 Orlando vs. NYCFC: Best game of Round One? Best game of Round One!

1:05:57 Crew vs. Red Bulls: Are Columbus MLS Cup favorites now? Can New York pull off an upset?

1:16:55 Pandemic disrupts LAFC’s upset bid against Seattle Sounders

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