Thu, 29 March 2018
Everything you need to know about the first El Trafico w/ Kevin Baxter (LA Times), Alicia Rodriguez (Angels on Parade) and a supporter on both sides of the rivalry. Plus, David Gass interviews Pachuca academy coach Jan Westerhof, and MLSsoccer.com national writer Paul Tenorio joins for the mailbag.
Direct download: March_29_ETR_REAL_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:42pm EDT
Mon, 26 March 2018
"I think Jesse [Marsch] should go to sleep every night thanking God for a Bradley Wright-Phillips." - Luis Robles
True statement, but is BWP the best MLS goalscorer (and perhaps player) of all-time? Red Bulls head coach Jesse Marsch made that argument on Saturday following another vintage performance from the Englishman. Andrew and Matt talk through the New York legend's case, then cover the rest of Week 4 with a fine-toothed comb.
Also in this episode ... Did Gio Savarese make the right move benching Liam Ridgewell? Who might drop to the bench for the Galaxy? Who is the rumored LAFC third DP? Plus, David Gass interviews Alecko Eskandarian from GA Cup and bad puns galore in the mailbag.
Direct download: March_26_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:24pm EDT
Thu, 22 March 2018
Breaking news out of LA, as the Galaxy appear to finally land Zlatan Ibrahimović after years of dogged pursuit. Get the lowdown on the reports (TAM deal!), plus lots of laughs as the crew digs into ESPN FC's anonymous player survey and Arielle Castillo makes her maiden voyage in the mailbag.
Direct download: March_22_FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:20pm EDT
Mon, 19 March 2018
An already awful week for the Sounders got even worst when Clint Dempsey saw red and the final score in Dallas read 3-0 ... same as it did in Guadalajara midweek when the Rave Green crashed out of the Concacaf Champions League. The guys jump in the Green Room to diagnose the back-to-back MLS Cup finalist's issues (injuries, fitness, form and a lack of cohesion), then turn to the rest of MLS Week 3.
Did Kendall Waston deserve to be sent off against Atlanta United? Are NYCFC the best team in MLS? Can Orlando City weather the storm (and the pressure) that's quickly building? Is Toronto FC's MLS form down to a CCL hangover? Are Montreal on the upswing after a Canadian Classique win and a few big signings? Are the Loons for real (and what's wrong with the Fire)? Plus, musings from the SoccerPlex and Sporting Park.
Also in this episode ... MLSsoccer.com national writer Sam Stejskal on Seattle's DP search, USMNT roster reaction, Red Bulls supporters on CCL vs. MLS Cup and a packed mailbag.
Direct download: ETR_March19_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:16pm EDT
Thu, 15 March 2018
Historic. There's no other way to describe MLS's week in the Concacaf Champions League. #CCLFever peaked on Tuesday with Toronto FC and the New York Red Bulls victories over Liga MX, then broke Wednesday as Chivas casually disposed of a beat-up Sounders side. What does it all mean? Has MLS turned the corner against their southern neighbors? What now in the semis, given the free space (disappointment) is still open? ESPN's Herculez Gomez joins the guys to share his infinite Concacaf wisdom.
Also in this episode ... MLSsoccer.com national writer Paul Tenorio on Darwin Quintero and Minnesota United and the TAM effect in MLS, a weekend preview featuring the clubs you said we never talk about and a rip-roaring mailbag featuring Dr. Seuss-inspired MLS rhymes!
Direct download: ETR_CCL_March15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:14pm EDT
Mon, 12 March 2018
MLS Week 2 is in the books, and the guys dig into all the big storylines. Matt says the biggest is rampant LAFC, whose dominating performance in Utah prompted Mike Petke to take the blame for Real Salt Lake's collective failure. David goes with the young Red Bulls, who made nine changes to the team that knocked off Club Tijuana on the road and didn't miss a beat working over the Timbers. Andrew goes with Five Stripe Nation, 72,035 of which showed to watch Atlanta United get back on track.
Also in this episode ... the rest of the headlines from the weekend, MLSsoccer.com national writer Sam Stejskal rounds up the news from around the league, handicapping the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal second legs and a laugh-filled mailbag highlighted by ExtraTime Bingo!
Direct download: ETR_Mar12_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:39pm EDT
Thu, 8 March 2018
There's nothing that gets the ExtraTime Radio guys as riled up as the CONCACAF Champions League. So when MLS teams went three for three against Liga MX in quarterfinal first legs, you knew Thursday's episode was going to be epic. Still, the big question after Toronto FC, Seattle and the Red Bulls made history remains unanswered: Is a marker of things to come or simply a flash in the pan before the usual second-leg disappointment?
MLS is back for Week 2 as well and MLSsoccer.com national writer Paul Tenorio jumps on to talk trade rumors in New England, moving and shaking (for a No. 6) in ATL, the Chicago Fire's 2018 season and what he expects from the remainder of the transfer window. Then the guys preview all the games and dig into the mailbag! Don't forget to subscribe below to have the podcast delivered to you every single week.
4:00 Toronto FC knock off Tigres
16:00 Sounders, Dempsey take down Chivas
23:53 Red Bulls nab win, away goals in Tijuana
35:33 Paul Tenorio (MLSsoccer.com national writer)
53:20 MLS Week 2 preview
1:09:05 ETR Mailbag
Direct download: ETR_Mar8_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:58pm EDT
Mon, 5 March 2018
After months of slogging through rumors, MLS is back. With Week 1 in the books, the guys try to decide what's real and what's fool's gold. Are Columbus Crew SC really that good? Should Atlanta United panic? Can the Revs really make the playoffs when their central defense sees double red? Is Justin Meram poised for a Best XI-caliber season? Stay tuned for a #PlayYourKids conversation with Sam "Sam on TAM" Stejskal before finishing up by predicting which MLS teams have the best chance to advance in the CONCACAF Champions League.
Direct download: ETR_Mar5_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:43pm EDT
Thu, 1 March 2018
Just two days left until MLS is back! Andrew, David, Bobby and Matt break the Western Conference down from LA to Portland and everywhere in between (especially San Jose!). Can the Galaxy get back to where their fans expect? How does FC Dallas rebound? Is this a make or break season for Sporting KC? And what does Cascadia look like in 2018? MLS Cup predictions, too!
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7:53 - LAFC
12:25 - LA Galaxy
17:23 - Colorado Rapids
21:59 - Minnesota United
26:36 - Real Salt Lake
31:19 - FC Dallas
37:40 - San Jose Earthquakes
43:23 - Sporting KC
48:06 - Houston Dynamo
52:52 - Vancouver Whitecaps
57:27 - Seattle Sounders
1:02:23 - Portland Timbers
Direct download: ETR_MAr1_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:25pm EDT