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
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