Thu, 28 February 2019
In this episode, the crew makes their final predictions before the MLS season begins!
First up, MLS’s Concacaf Champions League prognosis and the latest on the Giovani dos Santos situation in LA and Nico Gaitan’s impending transfer to the Chicago Fire (10:55). Once that’s out of the way, it’s time to name the team most likely to win multiple trophies, the team most likely to drop OUT of the playoffs and the one most likely to jump IN to the postseason field as well as Wooden Spoon and Leicester City-style dark horse MLS Cup contenders (31:20).
Also in this episode, an interview with Jordan Morris (35:11, Seattle Sounders FC) and more fearless listener predictions in the Mailbag.
Direct download: Extratime_2.28.19.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT
Mon, 25 February 2019
It's prediction time! With cameras trained on their every move -- head over to Major League Soccer's YouTube channel to get the full Extratime experience -- the crew gathers in the studio to forecast the 2019 season. In other words, make wild/educated guesses.
With the focus on individual awards, Andrew, Doyle, Bobby and David pick their AT&T Rookie of the Year, All-State Goalkeeper of the Year, Defender of the Year, D-Mid of the Year, Comeback Player of the Year, Assist King, Golden Boot pres. by Audi and Landon Donovan Most Valuable Player award. Plus, some made-up awards that bring the laughs.
The guys also hit the soccer headlines of the day with Sam Stejskal (MLSsoccer.com), chat with Taylor Twellman (ESPN) from his home office and get the lowdown on the 10-part documentary We Are LAFC, now available on ESPN+, from executive producer Jon Weinbach.
Direct download: Feb_25_Extratime.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:47pm EDT
Thu, 21 February 2019
ExtraTime Radio is changing, but first one last episode behind closed doors. First up, free space in #CCLFever (and some positive results as well). Then the MLS Bird Dog Sam Stejskal drops by to run through the league's biggest headlines (Pozuelo, Americans getting TAM deals, Nani, Timbers No. 9, LA Galaxy DPs) and Nashville SC CEO Ian Ayre calls in to chat about the new crest and the build to MLS. Finally, previews for the final six teams before next week's predictions shows.
Direct download: ETR_Feb_21.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:26pm EDT
Mon, 18 February 2019
Competitive soccer is almost here, and it's the real deal: Concacaf Champions League. The guys preview all five MLS participants, give you a fun fact about the rest of the field and try to stay positive. Free space, after all, is disappointment.
Direct download: Feb_18.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:43am EDT
Thu, 14 February 2019
On this episode, MLS bird dog Sam Stejskal (@SamStejskal) takes you around MLS, providing the lowdown on Portland’s bid for Eduardo Vargas, those Nagbe-to-Crew rumors, Kekuta Manneh to Cincinnati and much more! Then the guys take a closer look at the Union, NYCFC, LA Galaxy, Columbus Crew, Vancouver Whitecaps and FC Dallas. In the mailbag, it’s a listener-led roast of the hosts!
Direct download: ETRFeb142019.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:07pm EDT
Mon, 11 February 2019
The season is almost upon us! Part 1 of ExtraTime Radio's four season preview pods starts now.
First, Darlington Nagbe isn't training with Atlanta, so does that mean a trade to Crew and Caleb Porter is in the offing? Plus, five minutes on FC Cincinnati, San Jose, Orlando City, Colorado, Chicago, Minnesota, and New England.
5:00 Nagbe trade?
18:46 FC Cincinnati season preview
25:00 San Jose Earthquakes season preview
30:42 Orlando City SC season preview
35:46 Colorado Rapids season preview
41:30 Chicago Fire season preview
47:20 Minnesota United season preview
53:58 New England Revolution season preview
1:01:33 Mailbag starting with each ETR hosts soccer comp (and Bobby being a classic enigmatic #9)
Direct download: ETRfeb11.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:22pm EDT
Thu, 7 February 2019
Marco Fabian? To the Union? Hey, it could happen! And if it does, would the signing make Philadelphia an MLS Cup contender? Hard maybe, but they'd definitely be more interesting.
Andrew, Bobby and David sit down the Green Room to talk Fabian, the looming possibility that Fredy Montero will return to Vancouver (with Bryan Ruiz???), Jesse Marsch's big opportunity with Red Bull and the 18-year-old Dane the red side of New York is reportedly chasing plus all the other headlines fit to discuss.
MLSsoccer.com's Sam Stejskal calls in to give the lowdown on Giovani dos Santos' situation with the Galaxy, details on a pair of DP signings in New York City and Salt Lake and the changing sands for decision makers. Toronto FC head coach Greg Vanney also joins to break down what Concacaf Champions League really means for an MLS club.
Direct download: Feb72019.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:27pm EDT
Mon, 4 February 2019
Preseason rolls on, with all the predictably bizarre headlines and overreactions. Andrew, Bobby and Dave sit down in the Green Room to break down a pair of Designated Player forwards signed by NYCFC and Real Salt Lake. Will Alexandru Mitrita be worth the reported $9 million price tag? Who is Sam Johnson, the Liberian forward headed to Utah from Norway's Valerenga?
Then, after Gregg Berhalter's first US national team camp closes with another win, the guys identity the winners, the potential starters and parse the details to figure out what was noise and what was important. Plus, Tyler Adams has hearts aflutter in Germany, and Alphonso Davies got the call for Bayern Munich.
Also in this episode: Red Bulls head coach Chris Armas on style, identity and how they mesh in New York, Anthony Hudson explains the Rapids rebuild, North American soccer bucket list in the mailbag.
Direct download: Feb_4_2019.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:06pm EDT