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
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