Thu, 28 March 2019
In this episode, the crew is digging deep into the rumor mill. Would Pep Guardiola trade Man City for MLS and New York City FC? Football consultant Ian McGarry says his contract makes mention of that very possibility! Will Pep actually make the swap? Would he dominate the league? Is any of this actually real?! Who knows, to be honest. Plus, Bobby explains how coaches build a cohesive culture in their teams, Orlando City goes back to basics thanks to a Nani-led players meeting and Zlatan might be back for the Galaxy.
In the second segment, eMLS Cup for dummies (or just Wiebe). First, eMLS correspondent & FIFA YouTuber Jake Barford explains why competitive FIFA is a big deal, then the eMLS Cup favorite Doolsta (Philadelphia Union) stops by to explain how he became a pro player, how he prepares for tournaments, what his parents think and what winning the big one would mean to him.
In the mailbag, the state of the US men’s national team after a win and a draw during the international break.
3:48 – Jozy + Pozuelo on Friday Night MLS on TSN
5:14 – Could Pep Guardiola swap Man City for New York City? Hey, it’s possible!
11:07 – What does it take to build a culture? How, practically, would a coach do it?
17:25 – Have Orlando City found a style that works for them?
21:50 – Zlatan is back! Well, almost … but are LA inching back toward the MLS elite?
24:43 – ESPN+ must-watch matches
28:50 – INTERVIEW: eMLS correspondent & FIFA YouTuber Jake Barford
40:01 – INTERVIEW: eMLS Cup favorite Doolsta on how he became a FIFA pro
53:39 – MAILBAG: State of the US men’s national team
Mon, 25 March 2019
Former US national team star Charlie Davies joins the guys to talk MLS Week 4, the US national team’s new era and the Gold Cup field. But first, David returns from Colombia bearing MLS gifts for his fellow hosts! EL PIBE!!!
Put some #respeckt on FC Cincinnati’s name. Everybody doubted them, but the results are falling into place. Doyle explains how that’s happening, then Davies takes the temperature of the listless Revs. Then it’s time for an ethical quandary. To admit to a deflection or not? Walker Zimmerman calls in to talk LAFC, USMNT, that new contract and Carlos Vela’s left foot.
In the second segment, Columbus Crew and US national team midfielder Wil Trapp takes you behind the scenes of Gregg Berhalter’s setup. What’s the vibe in camp? What does he ask of his No. 6? What to expect vs. Chile? Then Davies gives his take on the progress and future of the program and his hopes for 2026. More black trash bag of swag in the mailbag!
Thu, 21 March 2019
Sam Stejskal (National Writer, MLSsoccer.com) calls in to give the lowdown on Inter Miami’s early strategy. What sort of Designed Player model do they prefer? Will they spend the big bucks on a big name? What coach fits the bill? Plus, Stejskal gives the crew the latest scouting report on Toronto FC’s new No. 10, Alejandro Pozuelo.
Stay tuned for a well of positivity around the US national team – seriously, it feels good to feel good about the Nats – and a must-listen interview with Paxton Pomykal. On the list of topics: what makes the FC Dallas academy so special, title chances at the U-20 World Cup, European dreams and the path to get there and … Fortnite?
Also in this episode, an ode to the chronically underrated Nacho Piatti, Ben Baer in the mailbag and much more!
Mon, 18 March 2019
Former USMNT and MLS striker Charlie Davies joins Andrew, Doyle and Calen for an extra special episode from the AT&T MLS Studios.
First up, a non-soccer question: Do you believe in ghosts? Andrew didn’t until he stayed in an old house in Cincinnati alone … and left in the middle of the night to check into a hotel. FC Cincinnati wowed the MLS universe on Sunday as their first-ever MLS home was a success on the field and off. Plus, are the Timbers in trouble or is this just a blip? Who’s the best team in the league after three weeks? Should Kaku stop tweeting? Which clubs have the most to worry about?
Also in this episode, Davies on Tyler Adams, Christian Pulisic and the USMNT, plus a deep dive on goal celebrations against former clubs. Would you do it? The studio is split.
Thu, 14 March 2019
Why you're thinking about MLS spending all wrong! Chats w/ Garth Lagerwey (Sounders), Sam Stejskal (MLSsoccer.com)
Susannah reveals she doesn’t have #CCLFever (gasp) as the crew laments this week’s disappointing results against Liga MX. Is MLS making progress? Yes, it’s just slower than we’d like. Tune in for the Week 3 preview, then it is on to the big conversations.
Mon, 11 March 2019
The guys unveil the Atlanta United Panic Meter to gauge the frustration among the Five Stripes faithful. Free space (disappointment) in the Concacaf Champions League against Monterrey then a draw at home to FC Cincinnati? Something is off, but what is it? The guys dig in, then give Cincy their due, analyze Bob Bradley’s Carlos Vela-Lionel Messi comparison, celebrate FC Dallas’ first win under Luchi Gonzalez and preview the second leg of the #CCLFever quarterfinals.
2:24 – What is wrong with Atlanta United?
Thu, 7 March 2019
Extratime announces the biggest signing in the podcast’s history! Susannah Collins arrives on a Designated Player deal, bringing with her a fly wardrobe and a voice of reason. The latter is especially useful as the crew digs into a painful week of Concacaf Champions League results that saw #CCLFever break around MLS. Four games, four losses. What does it all mean? What’s wrong with Atlanta United? Is this classic Red Bulls? Can Sporting KC carry the torch? For now, Liga MX’s hegemony remains intact.
Also in this episode, an interview with Nashville SC head coach Gary Smith (38:42), details on MLS transfer dealings in the works from MLSsoccer.com national writer Sam Stejskal, a Week 2 preview and a laugh-out-loud Mailbag, including a logo explains for ETR's new look.
3:44 – #CCLFever dreams spoiled in quarterfinals
11:19 – What happened to ATLUTD? Are De Boer’s tactics holding them back?
13:32 – CAI are the story of CCL so far! Can Sporting KC come back at home?
16:22 – That’s so Metro? Or a new strain of Red Bulls misery in CCL?
19:05 – SAM STEJSKAL: Transfer moves still to come in MLS
22:58 – MLS Week 2 begins with FC Dallas trolling Zlatan (plus Joe Corona signs)
27:59 – When will FC Cincinnati get their first win? Should they tweak tactics?
33:06 – Susannah picked Timbers for MLS Cup … so what does she want to see in LA?
35:30 – The crew names their ESPN+ game of the weekend
38:42 – INTERVIEW: Gary Smith on being named Nashville SC head coach, DP spend and 2020
55:08 – MAILBAG: Hamid vs. Guzan, ETR’s new crest explainer, bad CCL poetry
Mon, 4 March 2019
In this episode, the crew goes deep on Week 1 of the 2019 MLS season. Favorite moment? Best individual performance? Which team proved the most? Which burning question went unanswered? Plus, 16-year-old Efra Alvarez steals the show in LA, so how should Guillermo Barros Schelotto manage his young star? FC Cincinnati are officially an MLS team, but they’ve got their work cut out for them. Jordan Morris is back! What does it mean for the Sounders and USMNT?
Also in this episode, an interview with Crew co-owner Dr. Pete Edwards, insight on Toronto FC’s massive No. 10 signing from MLSsoccer.com national writer Sam Stejskal and more a hilarious MLS dating email in the Mailbag.