Mon, 21 December 2015
As 2015 comes to a close, Andrew, Matt and David drop the final show before the New Year with some holiday tidings. Using the newly formed FAT or TAF (Freely Acquired Things or Things Acquired Freely) mechanism they made up on the spot, the guys dole out gifts to all 20 MLS clubs.
Who could really use Kenwyne Jones? Who is the next Matt Miazga? And, of course, which team will snag Jose Mourinho and Freddy Adu? First, though, the guys take a closer look at all the news making tongues wag ahead of Christmas, including the Jermaine Jones saga and some Lee Nguyen rumblings. Plus, what’s the latest free agency news?
In the mailbag, a fan asks about whether the United States could be a future host of the Club World Cup, and Canada’s big 2015 and potentially bigger 2016 is compared to the USMNT’s disappointing campaign.
Direct download: ETR_Dec1_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:29pm EDT
Thu, 17 December 2015
The holidays are quickly approaching and TFC fans have a few new presents to unwrap. Matt Doyle makes a special in-studio appearance with Andrew and David to discuss the offseason so far. The Toronto Sun's Kurt Larson joins the crew first with all the details on TFC’s courtship of Drew Moor, their immediate lineup needs, and the future of their center back pairing.
In the second segment the guys have a long discussion with US national team legend and newly announced Philadelphia Union sporting director Earnie Stewart. He discusses his experience as a front office member in Holland, his plans and goals for the Union, the intricacies of MLS, and much more.In the mailbag they guys just cannot escape a good Jurgen Klinsmann debate and this time USWNT legend Abby Wambach stokes the flames. Plus how would you convert a free agent to love your city, and Justin Mapp gets a new nickname.
Direct download: ETR_Dec17_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:28pm EDT
Mon, 14 December 2015
Another first in Major League Soccer! This time it’s Justin Mapp who claims the honors as the first-ever free agent signing in league history. Was he wined and dined? How did Sporting KC woo the veteran winger? Who else was in the mix? Mapp provides a primer on the process, then Andrew, David and Matt take a look at the other rumors floating around as the offseason begins.
Jordan Morris is doing Jordan Morris things, and now he’s got a decision to make. One day after scoring twice to help Stanford to the national title, Top Drawer Soccer’s Will Parchman calls in to explain what the options are for the US national team star. Will he sign a Homegrown deal with Seattle? Head to Europe? Plus, what makes him so special?
In the mailbag, after watching Leicester hand Chelsea yet another loss, the guys wonder whether the EPL is channeling its inner MLS when it comes to parity and unpredictability. Plus, listeners chime in on North Carolina expansion.
Direct download: ETR_Dec14_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:14pm EDT
Thu, 10 December 2015
[12/10/15, 8:10:17 PM] Andrew Wiebe: The bow still has to be tied on the Portland Timbers’ MLS Cup triumph, so the guys bring in Fanendo Adi to close it out. Adi paints a colorful picture of the festivities from the parties to the airport greeting and a historic parade. The Nigerian also gives an update on his national and club team future.
In the second segment, the offseason officially begins in the ETR universe. The Philadelphia Union started fast in the Earnie Stewart era, but can they turn themselves into a playoff contender? Every MLS team now has sweet, sweet TAM to work with as well. Matt explains what that means as best he can, plus gives the rundown on the first-ever free agency test case.
In the mailbag, Andrew, Matt and David made some enemies and now have to answer the call. Why isn’t Portland the undoubted best club in MLS? How can the Eastern Conference be equal to the West? And who should MLS fans keep an eye in this weekend’s College Cup?
Direct download: ETR_Dec10_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:12pm EDT
Mon, 7 December 2015
MLS Cup reaction from Columbus and so much more.
Direct download: ETR_Dec7_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:49pm EDT
Thu, 3 December 2015
The final MLS Cup preview.
With Andrew on the ground in Columbus, David, Matt and Ben ‘The Researcher’ Baer run the rule of the championship game. Portland bring their incredible away record into MAPFRE Stadium against high-flying Crew SC. Who will be the X factor? Which coach has an ace up their sleeve? Can you take anything from Portland’s 2-1 regular season win in Columbus?
In the second segment, Liam Ridgewell makes his first ETR appearance to preview a historic game for the Timbers. The English defender discusses what it was like sitting out for the second leg of the Western Conference Championship, the airport greeting from the Timbers Army, makes a guarantee involving his ‘Ridgy Roll’ celebration and casts his star for the Liam Ridgewell movie.
In the mailbag, the guys discuss the expansion chatter after the Commissioner’s State of the League, Matt Doyle’s magic numbers and renaming Kei Kamara’s man bun.
Direct download: ETR_Dec2_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:44pm EDT