The final live show of 2019 and David and Doyle lean on a special guest host, former MLS defender Darrius Barnes. Perfect timing too as Darius’ native North Carolina has officially been named the 30th franchise and expansion team in Charlotte on Tuesday. He takes us behind the scenes to explain the soccer hotbed that is North Carolina and what this new market will look like in MLS.

Then the guys hit all the big transfer news and rumors highlighted by the potential record signing of Argentine #10 Lucas Zelarayan for Columbus. Plus Chicago Fire FC are close to locking in their new Sporting Director, where does Pity Martinez’s future lie, additions in Houston and Cincinnati and much more.

And of course, thank you to all of you, the listeners, for your support (and hate mail) in 2019 we look forward to 2020 and much more MLS.

3:27 - What Charlotte joining MLS means for the state and the region

6:24 - What the soccer culture is like in North Carolina

19:25 - MLS Schedule Notes

26:44 - Chicago Fire hiring a new Sporting Director

35:29 - Columbus Crew SC potential record signing Lucas Zelarayan

44:02 - Pity Martinez rumors in Brazil

48:18 - Transfer rumor rundown

Direct download: 191219_ETR_Audio.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 4:35pm EDT

Is Roger Martinez the next Josef Martinez? Can Lucas Cavallini change the Whitecaps’ fortunes? Andrew, David and Doyle jump in the studio to round up the news around Major League Soccer, including new US Open Cup format, the Revs’ chase for a Designated Player No. 9, Kemar Lawrence’s trade request and more!

Also in this show ... LA Galaxy midfielder (just signed!) Sacha Kljestan sits down for a special edition of MLS Storytime. Listen as Sacha reminisces on his soccer development, college at Seton Hall, Chivas USA, Anderlecht, the Red Bulls and his time with the US national team, including a heartbreaking omission from the 2010 World Cup squad.

2:07 – Sooooo … what’s up with Bobby? Where’d he go?

4:03 – ‘Caps sign El Tanque! Lucas Cavallini arrives in Vancouver

11:09 – Could Roger Martinez be the next Josef Martinez?

17:47 – MLS news rundown: US Open Cup, Revs DP, Kemar Lawrence, Nacho

23:26 – South American stars and starlets linked with MLS

26:55 – Extratime cast in friend scenarios: D&D, baby play dates and travel buddy

31:42 – INTERVIEW: Sacha Kljestan tells the story of his career

Direct download: Extratime_Dec_16.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:06pm EDT

Ohhhhhh from New York, New York … Welcome to the Extratime Awards for 2019! Andrew, Dave, Bobby and Doyle hand out some hardware, both serious and silly. From Worst Prediction to Best Fullback to American Player of the Year to 2020 Breakout Star to Best Soundbyte and Top Zlatan Moment, the guys celebrate the best of MLS during the year that was!

Also in this show ... Sporting KC make a statement by dropping big bucks on Alan Pulido, Jonathan Dos Santos narcs on Carlos Vela over Barca move, Michael Bradley is coming back to Toronto on TAM, the guys break down the Concacaf Champions League draw and give you a quick news rundown.

1:59 – Alan Pulido to KC! What the move says about Sporting

12:03 – Michael Bradley re-signs with Toronto FC on TAM

16:49 – Was Jona dos Santos talking out of turn about Vela & Barcelona?

17:40 – CCL draw is out! Which MLS team got it easiest? Hardest?

23:42 – Today in Inter Miami rumors (and other MLS news)

25:40 – Extratime Awards, starting with David Accam Crappy Predictions of the Year

31:45 – American of the Year, Canadian of the Year, Concacaf Player of the Year

40:08 – Executive of the Year, 2020 Breakout Player of the Year, Quote of the Year

52:15 – Best Zlatan Moment of 2019 + WTF MLS (weirdest moment)

54:49 – Extratime Personality of the Year goes to…

Direct download: Extratime_Dec_12.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:01pm EDT

Is Charlotte MLS’s next expansion city? The writing is on the wall, but it’s not done yet. Susannah explains why Charlotte would be a great MLS city. Then Wiebe tries to spread the #CCLFever epidemic ahead of Monday’s draw in Mexico City: ideal matchups, best storylines and maximum Concacaf goodness.

Also in this show ... Are Inter Miami after big-money River Plate midfielder Exequiel Palacios? What are the takeaways from the MLS player moves over the weekend? Emerson Hyndman to Atlanta, Khiry Shelton back to Sporting KC, Sacha Kljestan linked to the Galaxy and much more.

Finally, Bobby sits down with MLS and USMNT legend Pablo Mastroeni to reflect on his time away from the game and some big moments in his career.

5:47 – Charlotte in driver’s seat to land MLS club No. 30

12:17 – Wiebe does his best to give Susannah #CCLFever ahead of the draw

19:56 – Inter Miami after big-money River Plate midfielder?

21:27 – Digging into all the MLS moves over the weekend: Hyndman, Shelton, Kljestan

33:42 – INTERVIEW: Bobby Warshaw sits down with World Cup vet Pablo Mastroeni

Direct download: Extratime_Dec_9.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:04pm EDT

Orlando City have a new head coach, and Oscar Pareja knows how to get teams to the playoffs. The Extratime crew explains why just about everybody seems to approve of the hire, then Pareja calls in to about the job in Central Florida, how he plans to get the academy going, which players he likes and what holes he needs to fill and how he sees MLS vs. Liga MX.

Also in this show ... The juiciest home openers, Real Salt Lake promote from within for head coach and GM, Doyle and Gass dig in on all the moves in MLS, 22 Under 22 takeaways and big praise for Brian Rodriguez and CCL in Brooklyn in the Mailbag!

6:37  – Best home openers in 2020? LAFC vs. Inter Miami is juicy

11:52 – Consensus is Oscar Pareja to Orlando is a good move … Why?

18:49 – INTERVIEW: Oscar Pareja on Orlando, Tijuana and MLS vs. Liga MX

34:28 – Can this Orlando City roster make the playoffs in 2020?

37:45 – Why Real Salt Lake promoted from within for head coach & GM

41:40 – MOVES: Robles to Miami, Lennon to ATL, SKC spend, Rowe to Revs, Agudelo!

56:05  – 2019 22 Under 22 takeaways: Fav players and Brian Rodriguez’s potential

1:04:26  – MAILBAG: CCL in Brooklyn! Austin FC’s future? Alternative schedule…

Direct download: Extratime_Dec_5.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 4:53pm EDT

River Plate's Marcelo Gallardo to Inter Miami is OFF ... or is it? Doyle isn't so sure, especially because the logistics around a Patrick Vieira move from OG Nice to MLS isn't cut and dried. We do know Miami will enter MLS in the Eastern Conference, while Nashville SC head West for their first season (perhaps more). Does that make sense? Should Chicago have taken their place? Did the Supporters' Shield take a hit based on the new schedule?
Also in this show ... 22 Under 22 snubs and the outlook on young players in MLS, the Fire still don't have a head coach or a GM or any DPs, MLS teams reportedly shop for Liga MX stars, best bet to make Concacaf Champions League history and an early look at SuperDraft prospects.

4:58 – Marcelo Gallardo to Miami is OFF ... unless it's not

12:00 – Chicago Fire still don't have a GM, head coach or DPs

15:53 – Conference Alignment: Nashville goes West, Miami to the East

17:56 – Do the Fire make more sense in the Western Conference?

20:02 – Does schedule shift hurt the Supporters' Shield?

23:16 – 22 Under 22 snubs and 2019 preview

40:17  – Moves that went down in MLS while we were away

43:39  – MLS teams go shopping for stars -- JJ Macias!!! - in Liga MX

50:25  – Where does Chicharito fit in MLS? Is he worth the price?

Direct download: Extratime_Dec_2.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 4:33pm EDT