Mon, 30 September 2019
In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, Matt Doyle and Bobby Warshaw sit down to dig into second to last week of the regular season. The real fun, though, comes when the guys jump in the ETR Time Machine to see whether their preseason Baerantees and predictions came good … or flopped spectacularly.
Also in this episode … Why LAFC aren’t invincible, how the Galaxy are primed for a spectacular collapse (or MLS Cup win) and how to beat both in the playoffs. Time to celebrate the Rapids, who might not make the playoffs but are better than the three teams in front of them. What’s wrong with FC Dallas? What’s the Revs’ postseason ceiling? Why hasn’t Ike Opara gotten USMNT call-ups?
3:23 – Who is the biggest threat to LAFC in the West? What’s the gameplan?
10:40 – Why doesn’t Ike Opara get USMNT call-ups?
11:49 – The Galaxy are flawed – that much is obvious – but will it be fatal?
21:34 – All hail the Rapids! The best team in the West outside LAFC
28:01 – What’s wrong with FC Dallas? Is their season already a success?
36:30 – The Revs are playoffs dangerous? The Revs are playoffs dangerous!
41:06 – Revisiting 2019 Baerantees (awful) and award predictions (less awful)
45:40 – Back to Benny Ball for D.C.? Why does the goals-allowed record keep getting broken?
49:03 – Are the Red Bulls better poised for playoff success now than post Shield?
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Direct download: Extratime_Sept_30.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:08pm EDT
Thu, 26 September 2019
In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, David Gass, Bobby Warshaw and Susannah Collins fire off the confetti cannons for LAFC, 2019 MLS Supporters’ Shield winners. It’s time to celebrate Carlos Vela, Bob Bradley and the rest of the Black and Gold, including their amazing supporters. But … does LAFC still need to win MLS Cup to be considered one of the best teams in MLS history? Some say yes. Others no.
Also in this episode … Chris Wondolowski cements Quakes/MLS legend status, Impact seal CCL spot via Canadian Championship win, NYCFC are killing it in the East (and the transfer market), CCL and Leagues Cup berths, Adrian Heath keeps up the “us against the world” routine after Loons clinch playoff spot, Galaxy are who they are and they’re an MLS Cup contender and the Timbers mull DP deal for Diego Valeri.
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3:25 – Wondo, man of the people, gets rowdy with Quakes supporters
8:05 – LAFC win Supporters’ Shield … Are they the best team in MLS history?
17:37 – Allez Impact! Montreal win Canadian Championship/CCL spot
21:20 – NYCFC whoop Atlanta/are killing it in the transfer market
27:52 – Concacaf Champions League + Leagues Cup qualification as it currently stands
31:39 – MNUFC in the playoffs! Heath keeps up “us against the world” routine
36:16 – Who trusts the LA Galaxy? Who wants to play them in the playoffs?
38:25 – Who will get in? Portland, Dallas or San Jose (50:12)? You pick two
44:25 – Should the Timbers re-sign Diego Valeri to a DP deal?
53:51 – Extratime Mailbag: New Crew stadium, Heath’s tactics, Chara or Valeri
Direct download: ETR_Sept_26.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 4:44pm EDT
Mon, 23 September 2019
In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, David Gass, Charlie Davies and Matt Doyle mourn Josef Martinez’s knee injury and wonder how Atlanta United’s dreams of winning back-to-back MLS Cup championships might be affected by the potential absence of the league’s goal king. What’s the best-case scenario for Martinez and Atlanta? What’s the glass half-empty take? Who might fill in for the rest of the regular season? Why doesn’t Doyle have faith in Pity Martinez?
Also in this episode … LAFC haven’t won in five games, is something wrong with Bob Bradley’s squad? Which career MLSers deserve a place in the National Soccer Hall of Fame? Should Montreal bring back Nacho Piatti in 2020? How about Michael Bradley and Toronto FC? Will the general be back at BMO? Plus, hapless playoff contenders, a midweek preview and the best German in MLS.
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2:32 – Josef Martinez is hurt … What does it mean for Atlanta United?
6:21 – How might Frank de Boer replace Josef? Short- and long-term
13:33 – Celebrating the career of Michael Parkhurst
20:45 – Which MLSers deserve a place in the National Soccer Hall of Fame?
32:48 – What’s wrong with LAFC? Plus, Adama Diomande out indefinitely
41:31 – Should Montreal bring back Nacho Piatti in 2020?
46:18 – Toronto FC and Michael Bradley: Will they stay together?
51:07 – Is the playoff field one team too big? Hapless race for the seven seed
55:00 – Midweek preview! Playoff implications galore
59:16 – Who is the best German player in MLS?
Direct download: Extratime_Sept_23.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 4:24pm EDT
Thu, 19 September 2019
In this episode, Andrew Wiebe and David Gass sit down for a wide-ranging interview with Sunil Gulati (29:00), 12-year president of U.S. Soccer and current FIFA council member about his induction into the National Soccer Hall of Fame, the successful bid to win the 2026 World Cup, scandals and cleanup at FIFA, creation of MLS and much, much more.
Also in this episode … Bobby Warshaw and Susannah Collins jump in the studio with Wiebe and Gass to talk Jesse Marsch’s big Champions League win, David Silva to Inter Miami, interleague play between Liga MX and MLS, a jam-packed Golden Boot race and more!
Also in the episode …
3:55 – Jesse Marsch makes UEFA Champions League history
6:29 – David Silva would make perfect sense for Inter Miami
11:18 – Interleague play between Liga MX and MLS? Plus, Bobby’s big idea
18:16 – It’s a three-man Golden Boot race! Vela, Zlatan, Josef
21:45 – Uh oh! Timbers are in trouble
25:06 – Biggest games of MLS Week 29
29:00 – INTERVIEW: FIFA council member Sunil Gulati
35:54 – GULATI: U.S. Soccer in the 80s, 1994 World Cup & MLS creation
45:42 – GULATI: What will 2026 WCup mean to USA? + Liga MX/MLS relationship
49:45 – GULATI: FIFA scandal, representation at USSF, state of USMNT
Direct download: Extratime_Sept_19.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 4:55pm EDT
Mon, 16 September 2019
In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, David Gass, Matt Doyle and Calen Carr marvel at the wonder that is Zlatan Ibrahimovic. For on-field exploits, how about a hat-trick to take his season total to 26 goals? For off-field headlines, how about claiming he’s the “best ever” player in MLS history? Well, is Zlatan right? The guys tackle that question and the Galaxy’s ever increasing playoff chances. And for those with Zlatan fatigue, we’ve got plenty more…
Also in the episode … New Chicago Fire owner Joe Mansueto calls in to share his vision for the club, ideal Designated Player profile and what a move to Soldier Field in 2020 will do for the fanbase. Plus, what is Minnesota United’s 2019 narrative and should the Loons re-sign Darwin Quintero? Might it be better if Portland DON’T have a home playoff game? Which teams around the East playoff line will stay above it? Mario Mandzukic to LAFC?
2:50 – Zlatan says he’s MLS’s “best ever” player. Is he right?
15:25 – What is the Minnesota United narrative for 2019?
18:23 – Should the Loons re-sign Darwin Quintero?
25:09 – Where was Brian Fernandez? Timbers on the road in the playoffs?
34:04 – INTERVIEW: New Fire owner Joe Mansueto on Solider Field, rebrand, Chicharito
45:49 – What was the worst result of the weekend?
48:55 – Digging in on the Eastern Conference: playoff line, NYCFC, PHI-LAFC
58:52 – Are Toronto FC actually MLS Cup contenders?
Direct download: Sept_16_Extratime.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT
Thu, 12 September 2019
Inside Beckham's Messi-to-Miami pitch + Midweek MLS, Galaxy flirt w/ disaster & USMNT w/ Kim McCauley
In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, David Gass, Bobby Warshaw and Susannah Collins get hyped about David Beckham’s reported Inter Miami pitch to Lionel Messi. Messi can reportedly get out of his contract (for free!) in June. So will he? And what would Messi in MLS look like? Plus, a suspended Matias Almeyda sneaks around the stadium, Andre Shinyashiki goes hypebeast Guy Fawkes with the dye job and USMNT glass half full/empty with SB Nation’s Kim McCauley.
Also in the episode … Who is the MLS Rookie of the Year leader? Which non-playoff team is best equipped for 2020? Are the playoffs slipping away from Zlatan and the Galaxy … again? Is Orlando City’s future bright after improved 2019? Do the Union have anything to prove against LAFC? Is MLS sending its best to Concacaf Champions League? How many players would you take from 2014 USMNT on 2019 version?
3:32 – Get hyped about Beckham’s reported Inter Miami pitch to Leonel Messi!
8:29 – Riffing on MLS midweek: Toronto FC, Almeyda, Superman celebration
13:31 – Who is the MLS Rookie of the Year leader?
15:48 – Which non-playoff team is best equipped for 2020?
21:08 – Are the playoffs slipping away from Zlatan and the Galaxy … again?
26:30 – Is Orlando City’s future bright after improved 2019? Or is 2020 too soon?
29:46 – Do the Union have anything to prove against LAFC?
32:26 – LAFC to CCL! Can they win it? Who else does the crew want to see in?
36:17 – If the playoffs started today, here’s what Susannah would want to see
38:43 – Why is watching/following the USMNT such a downer?
43:45 – INTERVIEW: Kim McCauley (SB Nation) on USMNT present & future
57:22 – Canada’s ideal international window! Two wins and some Hex help
1:02:17 – How many players would you take from 2014 USMNT on 2019 version?
Direct download: Extratime_Sept_12_FULL_SHOW.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 3:33pm EDT
Mon, 9 September 2019
Mailbag episode! Andrew Wiebe, Matt Doyle and Bobby Warshaw answer a flood of listener questions following the US national team’s 3-0 loss to Mexico. What’s the narrative around the team? Can it be spun as anything but a disaster? What is progress? Is Gregg Berhalter an Ideologue? Why are Wil Trapp and Gyasi Zardes starting? Is it too late for players to pick up the system? How might Tyler Adams change things? Can we count on John Brooks? Is there a Plan B? Is Mexico just better?
Also in the episode … Duane Rollins calls in to talk Canada and the Nations League. Could an MLS team beat Mexico? How will NYCFC do without Heber? Is Dome Torrent a Coach of the Year candidate? Who should D.C. United sign to replace Rooney and Lucho? What is Jonathan Lewis’ ceiling? Who deserves the blame if the Galaxy miss the playoffs? Will Sporting KC sign a big-time No. 9?
3:40 – USA lose to Mexico … is the sky falling? What is the narrative?
8:30 – What progress did Doyle and Warshaw see against Mexico?
15:34 – Is Gregg Berhalter an ideologue? Should Trapp start?
23:30 – Should Sargent, Pomykal and the other young guns start?
27:10 – Can USA rely on John Brooks? How has Weston McKennie done with USA?
35:43 – Is Extratime too “buddy buddy” with Berhalter?
38:31 – The Tata Counterfactual: What would USA look like with Martino in charge?
41:24 – Duane Rollins (Host of Soccer Today) takes ETR to task on Canada
50:08 – MLS Mailbag: NYCFC, Dome Torrent, LuchoRoo replacements in D.C., Jonathan Lewis’ ceiling
57:47 – Who takes the heat if the Galaxy miss the playoffs? Will Sporting KC sign a big-time No. 9?
Direct download: Extratime_Sept_9.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:13pm EDT
Thu, 5 September 2019
In this episode, Andrew Wiebe, David Gass and Bobby Warshaw have a long conversation about Sergino Dest, emerging Ajax fullback, US U-20 star and US national team starter against Mexico. Only … we didn’t know that when we recorded! So the guys ponder whether Gregg Berhalter will start the 19-year-old dual national, who just got a call from the Dutch U-23s and what the push and pull says about the program. Plus, Bobby builds his ideal “play proactively” XI against El Tri.
>Also in the episode … Nations League begins and Canada know they’ve got to be perfect! The guys heap praise on the underrated Maxi Moralez, NYCFC’s diminutive playmaker. Are LAFC vulnerable without Carlos Vela? Yeah, probably. Top expansion draft picks and most disappointing MLS team of the last decade.
3:40 – Sergino Dest … Should he start vs. Mexico (he will, says Berhalter) and what’s his future with USMNT?
23:12 – How should the US play against Mexico?
32:38 – Goal.com’s Jon Arnold gives the Mexico perspective
39:36 – Why Concacaf Nations League matters and is very fun
43:37 – Why Canada has to be perfect to get into the Hex … and that’s fair
48:05 – Maxi Moralez is the most underrated attacker in MLS
52:48 – Are LAFC just a little bit vulnerable? What if Vela is out come playoffs?
55:10 – MAIL: Best expansion draft pick of all-time? Most disappointing team in the last decade?
Direct download: Sept_5_Extratime.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:11pm EDT
Mon, 2 September 2019
In this special Labor Day episode, Andrew Wiebe and David Gass bring you interviews with four fascinating (but wildly different) North American soccer personalities. First up, Ike Opara, who arrived in Minnesota this offseason to help turn the Loons’ fortunes around. In his spare time, he grills opponents, friends and follow professional players on the BS Podcast.
Also in the episode … DaMarcus Beasley on his final season, why he doesn’t get showered in gifts like Landon Donovan and the embarrassing accessory his running mate refused to part with back in the day. Plus, Earthquakes midfielder and US national team prospect Jackson Yueill sits down with David in Los Angeles, and Austin da Luz talks life in the second division as as he prepares to hang up his boots.
2:08 – Ike Opara on Minnesota United, marking Zlatan and podcasting 101
26:40 – DaMarcus Beasley is walking away, but he’s still got stories to share
37:01 – Jackson Yueill explains what Matias Almeyda is like behind the scenes
45:37 – North Carolina FC’s Austin da Luz on Playing for Pride, the second division
Direct download: Extratime_Labor_Day_Special.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 4:16pm EDT