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Anyone can win MLS MVP? Kinda! Sorta! Well, not really … but almost. Andrew, David and Charlie handicap the most wide-open race in recent memory, and try to do the same with the top of the Eastern Conference. There are four teams that stand above the rest – Toronto FC, Philadelphia Union, Orlando City and the Columbus Crew – so how would you rank them? Plus, the LA Galaxy struggle with Chicharito in the lineup, Brian Rodriguez might be headed to Serie A and Peter Coates (Golazo Argentina) gives a detailed scouting report on new Atlanta United DP Marcelino Moreno.

3:15 – Who is the best team in the Eastern Conference?

18:27 – Predicting Toronto FC-Columbus Crew

22:36 – Who leads the MLS MVP race? Who could push into the race?

31:27 – Red Bulls get a big win, but who are they exactly?

35:08 – Why the Galaxy can’t get it going with Chicharito

39:01 – What would a Torino transfer mean for Brian Rodriguez and MLS?

44:15 – Peter Coates (Golazo Argentina) on Marcelino Moreno, Argentine opinions of MLS

1:11:38 – MAILBAG: Where should Mason Toye be traded? Ugly numbers for San Jose

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It was a historic weekend for Americans, both abroad and in MLS. The guys start with Weston McKennie (start for Juventus), Gio Reyna (Dortmund) and Tyler Adams (RB Leipzig), who all made waves overseas. Listener mail leads Doyle to name his current, must-win USMNT XI. Who made it? Do you agree? Listen to find out, then the crew tackles all the academy success stories in MLS, debate Brenden Aaronson’s rumored move to Red Bull Salzburg, evaluate the Kei Kamara trade, try to determine Gyasi Zardes’ final MLS goal total and officially name Chris Mueller and MVP candidate.

4:10 Why Weston McKennie’s Juve start is such a validating moment

 

17:19 What is Doyle’s USMNT starting XI?

 

29:02 Brenden Aaronson to Red Bull Salzburg? Good move? How much?

 

40:28 Why the Rapids traded Kei Kamara and what comes next in Minny

 

46:30 After Gyasi Zardes hits 75 goals in MLS, where could he finish?

 

57:33 Is Chris Mueller an MVP candidate?

 

1:11:19 Dallas vs. Kansas City in the Mailbag!

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It’s just FIFA, right? Wrong! Why pro players care how they’re rated in the game (hint: banter). Rudy Camacho is gonna be at the bottom of the composure rankings after Wednesday night’s knee punch that helped knock the Impact out of Canadian Championship contention. Charlie shares his own moment of madness, then the Andrew and David dig in on FC Dallas and Colorado before Sounders legend Steve Zakuani joins the show to talk Jordan Morris’ polarizing place in American soccer, DeAndre Yedlin’s desire to return home, Gonzalo Higuain’s outlook in Miami, what makes a good player-turned coach and Jozy Altidore’s haters. Plus, Atlanta United’s new DP and Matt Turner love.

2:51 Why pro players care about their FIFA ratings (hint: banter)

 

6:27 Rudy Camacho punched a man in the knee!

 

21:55 GUEST HOST: Steve Zakuani

 

27:51 Zakuani on Jordan Morris, with the Sounders and USMNT

 

36:28 Zakuani on why DeAndre Yedlin would love to come home to Seattle

 

38:37 Zakuani names his three best teams in MLS

 

42:14 Why Gonzalo Higuain needs to be an MVP candidate

 

1:04:16 – Zakuani to ETR: Is Jozy still the best American forward?

 

1:08:29 – ATLUTD’s new DP, Americans Abroad + Matt Turner for USMNT?

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This is not your distraction. It’s not your escape from real life. For some, this is everyday life.

These words adorned the shirts worn on July 8 by nearly 200 black Major League Soccer players, coaches, and staff who gathered for a showing of unity during a summer of historic racial tension in the United States. In the debut episode of The Movement Podcast, host and former MLS player Calen Carr examines how the Black soccer community in MLS embraced the Black Lives Matter movement and formed the Black Players for Change organization. Founded by a collection of prominent players with their own sobering stories of life as Black men in America, the BPC orchestrated a series of demonstrations in July as well as a boycott of nearly all MLS games on one historic night in August, all to raise awareness of racial injustice and police brutality.

Carr offers a candid look at life for these Black players across the North American soccer spectrum via months of interviews with MLS players Warren Creaville, Raymon Gaddis, Jeremy Ebobisse and Ike Opara, as well as passionate supporters eager to join the fight for justice. From the Minneapolis corner where George Floyd died, to a protest in Atlanta following the death of Ahmaud Arbery, to the night when MLS play suddenly stopped after the police shooting of Jacob Blake, players and fans share their experiences from an unprecedented and transformative moment for soccer and social change.

0:00 - Formation of the Black Players for Change organization

8:45 - Warren Creavalle recounts one agonizing night in Houston

14:20 - Ike Opara on life in Minnesota after George Floyd’s death

18:05 - Jeremy Ebobisee on systemic racism and the relationship between the black community and the police

25:42 - Atlanta United Supporters refocus their resources on social justice

35:12 - Ray Gaddis reflects on the death of Breonna Taylor and his personal story of protests and pandemic

45:33 – Reggie Cannon and Ryan Hollingshead discuss a fateful night in Frisco and a historic night when sports stopped across the country

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Gonzalo Higuain is reportedly the highest paid player in MLS. What should Inter Miami expect from that investment? How much pressure is on the Argentine goalscorer? Andrew, David, Doyle and Calen discuss, then hit topics around the league, from Jack Harrison’s goal against Liverpool, Montreal Impact’s CanChamp quest, Doyle’s Supporters’ Shield woes, Rapids’ big Rocky Mountain Cup win and Doyle’s Freddy Adu comparison for Efra Alvarez. Plus, Rodrigo Carvalho gives you the Portuguese perspective on Nashville DP Jhonder Cadiz and Alberth Elis and Reggie Cannon’s prospects at Boavista.

8:45 – Higuain will reportedly be highest-paid player in MLS

17:31 – Wild win for Montreal opens CanChamp door

27:35 – Next phase of schedule is out! Does the Shield matter?

32:13 – Miles Robinson’s comments, Nashville’s win

39:29 – Portuguese analyst on Nashville DP singing, Elis/Cannon to Boavista

51:58 – Why Andres Ricuarte is the missing piece for FC Dallas

56:01 – Colorado Rapids finally hit back in Rocky Mountain Cup

1:07:40 – Efra Alvarez-Freddy Adu comparison explained

1:15:20 – The Movement podcast screener

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Atlanta United and LAFC are looking more like expansion teams than Cup contenders. Who should be more worried? And who more petty than Jozy Altidore? Andrew, David and Charlie dig into the big takeaways from midweek action then go over the MLS academy products to watch in Europe this season, biggest club disappointment so far and a playoff race between Miami and Nashville.

3:31 – Charlie Davies on Jozy Altidore quietly trolling Impact fans

5:02 – LAFC and ATL look more like expansion teams than Cup contenders ... Why?

25:01 – Why Bebelo Reynoso can be a special player for Minnesota United

28:22 – Are Real Salt Lake the deepest team in the Western Conference?

36:16 – Most disappointing team in MLS?

49:28 – Which MLS academy product is set for European stardom?

57:24 – Charlie gives his MLS power rankings + Weekend preview

1:08:38 – Mailbag! Reactions to Hall of Fame vote

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What are we doing?! WHAT ARE WE DOING?! We’re not talking about the World Cup. We’re talking about National Soccer Hall of Fame voting and the process that continues to deny players their rightful place in the Hall. Wiebe rants, then David, Doyle and Calen dig through a busy MLS weekend: Galaxy’s El Trafico dominance, Sebastian Blanco’s injury, Crew and Dynamo excellence, Reynoso’s debut and much more. Plus, Brenden and Paxten Aaronson on MLS Next and the plan for their futures in Philadelphia (and beyond).

2:24 Hall of Fame voting is broken, and the voters ought to take the blame, too

 

15:06 Why Red Bulls fired Chris Armas and what comes next

 

28:16 The Galaxy are good again! And that’s good for MLS…

 

37:02 What Sebastian Blanco injury means for the Timbers

 

42:52 The Dynamo are good, too! How good? TBD

 

49:02 Rest of the MLS Weekend…

 

56:22 – INTERVIEW: Brenden and Paxten Aaronson on their path to MLS, someday Europe

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Adios, Pity Martinez. We barely knew you. Atlanta United are selling their big star (and reportedly making $4 million, too) after a disappointing season and a half. Andrew, David and Charlie try to figure out what happened, what it means and what’s next for the Five Stripes. Down the road in Miami, it looks like the Gonzalo Higuain deal is almost done. Is he the right signing for Inter? Who is his MLS comparable? Tom Bogert (MLSsoccer.com) also joins the guys to talk transfers, plus the LA Galaxy’s Julian Araujo calls in to explain what’s going on with the Galaxy and his international future.

11:48 – Why Atlanta United is selling Pity Martinez & what’s next

25:52 – Is Gonzalo Higuain the right DP for Inter Miami?

31:57 – Tom Bogert on Reggie Cannon, Union duo, Reynoso and more

47:31 – INTERVIEW: Julian Araujo on LA Galaxy resurgence, his international future

1:07:19 – What we took away from midweek games … Lassiter! RSL! Crew!

1:13:55 – MAILBAG: D.C. United, home-field advantage, Pity takes

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An American at Juventus. Four words we’ve never uttered before. The guys discuss Weston McKennie’s big move to Serie A and his chances for success, then shift to the biggest story in MLS. That’d be the breaking news at Real Salt Lake and the development that owner Dell Loy Hansen will sell the team. Utah soccer insider Brian Dunseth joins the show to walk you through all the details: past, present and future. Plus, Daryl Dike looks like the No. 9 Orlando City needed, teenagers get the job done over the weekend and LAFC starts to spring real leaks.

3:49 – Weston McKennie moves to Juventus

13:40 – INTERVIEW: Brian Dunseth on Real Salt Lake & Dell Loy Hansen

39:33 – Daryl Dike’s coming out party with Orlando City

48:03 – Teenagers star around MLS: Busio! Aaronson! Bassett!

58:38 – What’s wrong with LAFC?

1:10:19 – Atlanta United vs. Inter Miami lookahead

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Boycott. That’s the word of the moment in the sports world and the United States. The Bucks and NBA started a chain reaction of peaceful protests across courts, fields and stadiums in American sports. MLS players stood up for what they believe in, too, boycotting five of six games on Wednesday night. Andrew, David and Charlie welcome six players – Kei Kamara, Mark-Anthony Kaye, Ryan Hollingshead, Earl Edwards Jr., Jalil Anibaba and Stefan Frei – to tell the story of a historic night from the men who took action then discuss what it means and what’s still to come.

5:20 INTERVIEW: Kei Kamara, Colorado Rapids

 

20:37 INTERVIEW: Mark-Anthony Kaye, LAFC

 

32:10 INTERVIEW: Ryan Hollingshead, FC Dallas

 

49:47 INTERVIEW: Earl Edwards Jr., D.C. United

 

1:06:23 INTERVIEW: Jalil Anibaba, Nashville SC

 

1:23:43 INTERVIEW: Stefan Frei, Seattle Sounders

 

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Carlos Vela’s return was the story, but it was the Galaxy that landed all the El Trafico blows. Are Los Angeles’ original powers back? Are LAFC in trouble? Or was it just a mirage? The guys also chat with The Athletic’s Felipe Cardenas about Frank de Boer’s Atlanta United exit, Pity Martinez’s suddenly blistering form (coincidence?) and which South American manager might take the reins of the Five Stripes. Plus, gloating over Alphonso Davies’ inclusion on MLS Mount Rushmore, Inter Miami’s first-ever win, Sounders payback on the Timbers and constructive criticism for Calen in the Mailbag.

0:53 Mount Rushmore, baby! Alphonso Davies wins the Champions League

 

13:25 Galaxy did what?! What El Trafico win means for LA (and loss for LAFC)

 

30:42 INTERVIEW: The Athletic’s Felipe Cardenas on ATLUTD culture & coaching search

 

50:06 – Pity Martinez is feeling good again, and maybe it’s because a certain Dutchman is gone

 

52:27 Inter Miami get their first win thanks to Julian Carranza, Rodolfo Pizarro

 

57:54 Are Toronto FC the best team in the East … or are they just playing Vancouver?

 

1:06:45 Sounders hit back at Timbers after MLS is Back disappointment

  

1:10:33 Mailbag! FC Dallas’ attack, Calen critique & context-less emails

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Minnesota or Columbus? Where should the USMNT host Mexico in the Octagon? And will Canada join the Americans there? Andrew, David and Charlie dive into Concacaf’s World Cup qualifying draw and schedule with history to be made. The Athletic’s Paul Tenorio also joins the guys to talk transfer season, why MLS could have opportunities to buy but trouble selling, Inter Miami’s third DP spot and Reggie Cannon’s immediate future. Finally, Galaxy GM Dennis te Kloese on the club’s recent struggles, state of his project, helping Chicharito settle and what MLS can do to compete with the rest of the world.

2:49 – What do Canada and the USMNT face in World Cup qualifying?

15:32 – Minnesota or Columbus? Where should US host El Tri?

17:57 – The Athletic’s Paul Tenorio talks MLS transfers, Miami DP spot, Reggie Cannon

41:40 – Galaxy GM Dennis te Kloese on LA struggles, Chicharito and how MLS can compete w/ the world

1:08:15 – Rivalry games galore in packed weekend of MLS!

1:17:25 – Mailbag: Gass pitches new MLS travel/food show

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Alphonso Davies is a gift to us all, and he may have helped usher in the biggest transfer in the history of the game should Leo Messi depart Barcelona after an 8-2 shellacking by Bayern laid the truth bare at Barcelona. So … Messi to MLS, anyone? Is the time right? (Always.) And where would he fit best? (TBD). Plus, the guys dig into Davies’ meteoric rise and future, for club and country, and go 2v2 with the US and Canada’s biggest and brightest prospects. Who would you take to have the better careers? Christian Pulisic and Tyler Adams or Davies and Jonathan David?

Also in this pod … Another big result for Nashville and a summer transfer for Reggie Cannon? Should Jozy and Ayo partner? What are the New York clubs doing exactly ahead of the Hudson River Derby? What now for Revs without Carles Gil? And, in the mailbag, best food in MLS.

2:49 – Two road games, two big results for Nashville SC

10:25 – Is Reggie Cannon on his way out of Dallas? Where should he go?

21:01 – Alphonso Davies has no ceiling! Celebrating another high point

36:43 – DEBATE: Pulisic/Adams vs. Davies/David … Who you got? USA or Canada duo?

40:16 – Why Canada and Lille’s Jonathan David is the next big Concacaf star

52:21 – Should Leo Messi come to MLS this summer? Why not?

57:49 – Big questions from midweek matches: Jozy + Ayo? State of NY Derby?

1:13:45 – Mailbag! Which city has the best food in MLS?

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Campeones, campeones … Ole, ole, ole!!! The Portland Timbers are MLS is Back champions, and Andrew, David, Doyle and Calen dig through how they did it and what it means. Plus, what now for Orlando City? Nani said it himself: Expectations have changed. Can Oscar Pareja keep the level high? The Ringer’s Rodger Sherman also joins the pod to explain how he fell in love with the league on accident! Also in this show: reactions to St. Louis City SC’s name, crest and colors, Nashville’s first MLS win and support for Reggie Cannon, Mario Gotze and Blaise Matuidi transfer news and your mail in the mailbag.

2:59 First reactions to St. Louis City SC name, crest and colors

 

9:28 MLS is Back final: All the storylines, tactics and takeaways

 

18:18 What should MLS is Back cup mean to the Timbers?

 

27:45 Nani says Orlando is different now, so what should we expect?

 

34:52 INTERVIEW: The Ringer’s Rodger Sherman on how/why he fell in love w/ MLS is Back

 

46:30 Presenting the MLS is Back Conti Awards: David Accam MVP et al

 

58:02 Historic first win for Nashville as Reggie Cannon’s words make headlines

 

1:10:25 TRANSFERS: Mario Gotze to Cincinnati? Blaise Matuidi on TAM to Inter Miami!

 

1:18:57 Mailbag! Where would goalkeepers go in an MLS Fantasy draft?

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The #MLSisBack final is here, so who are you rooting for? Orlando City’s fairytale run or Seba Blanco and the Timbers? Andrew, David, Doyle and Charlie debate whether this counts as a “big trophy” and dig through all the tactical storylines, then do their best to handicap the adidas Player of the Tournament race between Nani and Blanco. Plus, reaction to MLS’s return to play Phase 1, an interview with Nashville SC’s Walker Zimmerman – talking Covid, his new contract and Christian Pulisic’s Fortnite skills – and deciding whether Blaise Matuidi to Inter Miami is a good idea.

4:07 – ORL or POR: Who should neutrals root for in #MLSisBack final? Who needs it more?

12:52 – Does the #MLSisBack Cup count as a “big” trophy?

18:10 – #MLSisBack Final tactical preview: To press or not to press? Neutralizing Chara?

27:53 – Nani or Blanco for adidas Player of the Tournament?

38:08 – MLS will return to play in markets … All the details!

47:30 – Which game on the schedule has the most juice?

49:33 – INTERVIEW: Walker Zimmerman on Covid, Nashville, new contract, USMNT Fortnite

1:09:16 – Is Blaise Matuidi the right signing for Inter Miami?

1:14:43 – Mailbag!

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Calen, Charlie, Doyle, and Gass get together late night following Orlando’s win over Minnesota in the MLS is Back Tournament Semifinals. How Orlando has changed the perception of the club. Why Minnesota should either play Mason Toye or move him. Debate if Ozzie Alonso and Diego Chara are the best defensive midfielders in MLS history. Then they breakdown the final preview and hit a heavy mailbag.

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After an amazing weekend of quarterfinal action Charlie, Doyle and David are excited to break it all down. A star performance from the bench by Diego Valeri to lead the Timbers to the semifinal. Alejandro Bedoya checks in to talk about the ceiling for “Bundesliga” Brenden Aaronson, the improvements at all levels inside the Philadelphia Union, and one year on from the massacre in El Paso what has he done to slow gun violence in America. Finally, the guys break down what has made Orlando and Minnesota so successful heading into their semifinal match, and Charlie rolls out his dream Miami signings.

 

2:51   -   POR-NYCFC Analysis

10:31  -   PHI-SKC Analysis

17:12   -   Bedoya Interview

22:29   -   Bedoya on Aaronson’s Ceiling

44:09  -   MIN-SJ

52:38   -   LAFC Struggles

1:04:39   -   ORL-MIN preview

1:11:20   -   Mailbag

 

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Calen, Charlie, and Gass dig into the all the big questions surrounding the quarterfinal matches. How has LAFC kept rolling without Vela? Can San Jose break open Minnesota’s backline? Who between NYCFC and Portland has the best attacking pieces? These and much, much more. Also Chase Gasper joins from inside the bubble to show love to the haters, learning Spanish on the soccer field, the feeling of that first national team call up, and previews the match vs San Jose. The gang also discusses should Mark McKenzie move to Celtic, Luis Suarez join Inter Miami, and all your mailbag hot takes!

 

5:22   -  Mark  McKenzie to Celtic

12:55   -   LAFC v ORL preview

22:57   -   Chase Gasper interview

48:32   -   NYCFC v POR preview

57:17   -   Luis Suarez to MLS

1:04:43  -  Mailbag

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Welcome to the Thomas Hasal show - strap in and get ready! Riding off the high of Sunday night the guys react to the new darling of MLS and talk about what Vancouver can take back from the bubble. Then the guys break down SKC and Philadelphia’s chances going forward. What Oscar Pareja has brought to Orlando (and what all clubs could do better) and NYCFC’s improving form. Big guest Jonathan Mensah checks in to talk about the winning style of the Columbus Crew, his role as a leader in the team, and the future of African players in MLS. And finally what went wrong in Atlanta, and where does Atlanta turn now?

 

3:36   -   Thomas Hasal da god

16:21   -   PHI-NE

25:52   -   ORL-MTL

34:49   -   NYC-TOR

42:04   -   Jonathan Mensah interview

54:07   -   POR-FCC preview

1:02:21   -   ATL Coaching decision

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9:00am soccer has come to a close with our final day of group stage action in the books. Calen, Charlie, and David talk about their biggest surprises of the group stage - both good and bad. On the good side, FC Cincinnati center back Kendall Waston comes on full of smiles to talk about how FCC turned things around, Frankie’s fades, and being the Latin representative on the Black Players for Change board. Afterwards the group breaks down the Knockout Stage presented by Audi matchups. Plus, Charlie takes you behind the curtain of what it is like being a forward playing with Jozy Altidore. And finally, Charlotte FC becomes official what are the expectations for this club building towards 2022 and more.

 

3:29  -   Surprise of the group stage?

17:01  -   Kendall Waston interview

19:43  -   Kendall on being a CB playing for Jaap Stam

31:19  -   Orlando vs Montreal predictions

37:02  -   Philadelphia vs New England preview

46:14  -   Toronto FC and Jozy tall

1:10:21  -  What will Charlotte FC look like

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The future is now! Charlie, Doyle, and David wax poetic on Jordan Morris’s creative ability, Ayo Akinola’s goalscoring improvement, and Jackson Yueill’s poise. But MOST importantly the gang chats with Eryk Williamson on how the young American player has ascended to this role for Portland, the bumps along the road, his future USMNT potential, and the big matchup coming up against LAFC. Plus we break down every group so far and preview the final week of group stage action!

 

2:45   -   Group A do you believe in NYCFC?

6:32   -   Group B Jordan Morris star on the rise

23:29   -   Group C preview of final must win round

35:54   -   Group D SKC weaknesses on display

44:53   -   Group E FCC v RBNY preview

51:44   -   Group F El Trafico and preview of final games

56:20   -   Eryk Williamson Interview

1:06:21   -   Eryk Williamson on working to get into US Olympic Squad

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A full week of the MLS Is Back Tournament is in the books and there is so much for Calen, Charlie, and David to dig into. First, Shea Salinas (Leo Salinas or Shea Messi?) joins the show to revel in the epic San Jose comeback win over Vancouver. Then the gang breaks down all the highs and lows of the tournament so far. How far can Orlando or Philadelphia take this run? And the big conversation: who has been the biggest let down Atlanta, Seattle, or NYCFC? Plus Charlie tries to gloat over Houston’s start, and Calen gets a burrito.

 

2:52 - SJ-VAN wild game
10:19 - Shea Salinas Interview
26:02 - ATL Meltdown
37:26 - ORL Top of the group
45:52 - NYC Struggles
48:43 - PHI qualification
54:03 - CHI VS SEA
56:32 - SEA Struggles
1:01:14 - Charlie Houston Love
1:03:54 - Calen on LAFC
1:08:54 - Weekend preview

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With Andrew Wiebe out focusing on nurturing the next great ETR academy prospect - Wyatt Wiebe (congrats!) - Charlie, Doyle, and David dig into #MLSisBack. After the first five days of games, the guys get into the nitty gritty on what went wrong for TFC, what went right for Columbus, what more can Atlanta do, and how good was RSL? All those questions get answered and so much more. Then Warren Creavalle of the Philadelphia Union stops in to talk about his Black Lives Matter shirt designs and all the work coming from the Black Players for Change. Plus he takes us inside the Union locker room to talk about what makes DOOP so dangerous. And of course, the mailbag as Charlie and a long time listener do battle over what makes a USMMT legend!

 

2:40   -   TFC-DC reaction

27:13   -   Big Minnesota win (HOT BOY!)

34:59   -   Warren Creavalle Interview on designing Black Lives Matter shirts for the Black Players for Change and more.

56:08   -   CLB-NYRB preview

1:06:04  -   Mailbag LD vs Pulisic

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Charlie, Calen, Doyle, and David get together to finally talk about MLS games that have been played. They break down the two matches so far, and what to look forward to this weekend. Then the guys chat with ETR favorite Kei Kamara about the powerful protest ahead of the first game of the tournament by the BPC. What did it feel like to be on the field? How did it come together? What can all of us do to help the fight for progress? How has he engaged his young kids in this fight? And so much more with the Rapids forward. Plus Frank de Boer chats with Andrew Wiebe about the threat Atlanta United can still be in this tournament without Josef Martinez.

3:48 Orlando/Miami Pre-game reaction

11:44 - Orlando/Miami Reaction

17:52 - Kei Kamara interview

47:37 - Tournament Reorganization

54:51 - Charlie on 9am games

57:19 - New York/Philly Reaction

60:04 (1:00:04) - Weekend lookahead

64:42 (1:04:44) - Frank de Boer interview

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The guys preview #MLSisBack on the eve of the tournament, but first breaking news from the bubble in Orlando, where MLS announced FC Dallas was withdrawing from the tournament following 10 players and one staff member testing positive for COVID-19. Carlos Vela also opted out, and Andrew, Doyle, David and Charlie discuss what the absence of the reigning Landon Donovan MVP means for LAFC and Brian Rodriguez, plus react to Austin FC’s first-ever signing. Also in the show: full Orlando City-Inter Miami preview, Continental Tire Extratime Awards predictions and MLS on Broadway in the mailbag.

6:10 – COVID-19 update + #MLSisBack is finally here

 

17:41 – Carlos Vela opts out, what does it mean for LAFC?

 

23:51 – Austin FC heads to Paraguay to make first-ever signing

 

29:00 – What will #MLSisBack look like on TV? Details revealed

 

36:30 – Previewing/predicting Orlando City-Inter Miami to kick off tourney

 

58:00 – Continental Tire Extratime Awards: David Accam MVP and more!

 

1:13:28 – Mailbag

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What’s it like in the bubble? The guys pick MLS is Back group winners, give first impressions of the Jurgen Damm move for Atlanta United then dive into interviews in Orlando (taped Wednesday, 7/1).

 

First up, San Jose legend Chris Wondolowski on the food, safety and more down in Florida, plus goalscoring secrets and the push and pull of retirement. Columbus coach Caleb Porter stops by to explain how he’s preparing his team for the unprecedented, why the Crew signed Lucas Zelarayan and why Darlington Nabge is “his guy.” Finally, Minnesota forward Aaron Schoenfeld tells stories from his years in Israel and explains what it’s like to date a World Cup winner.

 

4:30 – Picking group winners at MLS is Back Tournament

 

15:28 – Is Jurgen Damm a “big signing” for Atlanta United?

 

20:35 – CHRIS WONDOLOWSKI: On the bubble in Orlando, Matias Almeyda and retirement

 

36:27 – CALEB PORTER: Preparing a team for the unprecedented, signing Lucas Zelarayan, Darlington Nagbe

 

52:47 – AARON SCHOENFELD: Moving to Israel, Abby Dahlkemper, Minnesota United outlook

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Our soccer is almost back, but what will it look like and feel like on TV? ESPN’s Taylor Twellman joins the guys to go over broadcast particulars, plus digs in on the nitty gritty of the tournament. Plus, NWSL returns, the guys name the players they hope get big opportunities in Orlando and give Christian Pulisic dap for his big week at Chelsea.

 

2:41 – NWSL gets soccer on this side of the Atlantic started

 

12:52 – TAYLOR TWELLMAN: How will broadcasts look in Orlando? Sneak peek

 

22:02 – TAYLOR TWELLMAN: Who is the favorite at #MLSisBack? Will Carlos Vela play?

 

42:17 – Who deserves a shot to shine in Orlando? Young players, overlooked players

 

57:45 – Christian Pulisic’s big week, Jesse Marsch makes history

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Mark your calendars. The #MLSisBack schedule is out. Andrew, Doyle and David talk about how their lives will change come July 8, then run through all six groups to peg the “Can’t Miss” games as well as the matches that will decide who moves on the Knockout Round and who goes home early. Plus, we finally crown the Greatest MLS Team of All-Time, an epic clash between 2017 Toronto FC and 1998 D.C. United.

5:33 – How will your lifestyle change for #MLSisBack Tournament? Exercise bikes, breakfast & babies

19:38 – Group A: NYCFC, Union, Fire, Miami, Nashville, Orlando City

29:31 – Group B: FC Dallas, Vancouver, Seattle Sounders, Earthquakes

36:56 – Group C: Toronto FC, Montreal, New England, D.C. United

47:24 – Group D: Sporting KC, Minnesota United, Real Salt Lake, Colorado Rapids

55:51 – Group E: Atlanta United, New York Red Bulls, FC Cincinnati, Columbus Crew

1:00:24 – Group F: LAFC, Galaxy, Portland Timbers, Houston Dynamo

1:01:24 – Extratime crowns Greatest MLS Team of All-Time

1:16:23 – #MLSisBack Baerantees

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So Gio Reyna is pretty good, huh? The guys hit the headlines and celebrate a big weekend for Americans Abroad, then ask NYCFC goalkeeper Sean Johnson about the former Homegrown talent. Let’s just say he could tell Reyna was going to be special. Plus, Johnson explains how the Black Player Coalition came to be and talks MLS is Back. Sporting KC manager Peter Vermes also joins the guys to banter a bit about the Greatest Team of All-Time Bracket, tell some awesome stories and take you inside the next transfer window.

 

2:39 – Big weekend for Americans in Europe, Locadia loan, LGP to Miami

 

13:23 – PETER VERMES: Favorite player of all-time, best-ever draft pick, Messi vs. Ronaldo

 

32:28 – PETER VERMES: Who has the advantage in MLS is Back Tournament?

 

46:04 – Greatest Team of All-Time semifinals set up old school-new-school final

 

54:54 – SEAN JOHNSON: How Black Player Coalition came to be & what’s next

 

1:07:50 – SEAN JOHNSON: Talking Gio Reyna, NYC’s hidden baller & Orlando

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The MLS is Back Tournament is getting closer, and slowly the signings are trickling in. First, Andy Najar is back to bolster the defending Supporters’ Shield champions. Can he help LAFC get over the hump or at there still depth issues on the backline? Plus, Franco Jara is in Frisco and available, which Gass says makes FC Dallas a tournament contender. The guys also chat with Colorado Rapids head coach Robin Fraser about life and coaching during COVID-19, his team’s goals for Orlando and why there aren’t more black coaches in MLS. Plus, an epic Doyle rant in the mailbag!

10:00 – Does Franco Jara make FC Dallas a trophy contender?

15:24 – How does Andy Najar change LAFC?

20:33 – MLS News & Notes: Pastore, Moreno, Shipp and more

22:37 – INTERVIEW: Robin Fraser (Rapids) on #MLSisBack, quarantine & Black Lives Matter

55:13 – Another Concacaf World Cup qualifying format floated

1:11:05 – Malbag: Epic Doyle rant on Steven Gerrard and the Galaxy

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It’s Extratime’s 10th birthday! To celebrate, Andrew, David, Doyle and Charlie reminisce on a decade of soccer, then turn to the MLS is Back Tournament. First, do the teams in Group A have a disadvantage? The math says yes. Plus, Doyle on how to win the thing, the guys’ darkhorse picks, Inter Miami’s final DP spot and those Fabian Johnson rumors.

1:08 – Extratime memories from the past decade

14:55 – Which club would you want to live with in Orlando?

29:50 – Are teams in Group A at a mathematical disadvantage?

33:33 – Doyle on how teams should approach the tournament + darkhorse picks

46:41 – Nashville SC … We’re sorry for skipping you in the draw show

53:32 – Who should Inter Miami sign with their final DP spot?

1:04:39 – Fabian Johnson to MLS? Good idea or bad idea…

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MLS is Back Tournament draw instant reactions! Laughs, first takes, favorites, darkhorses, players to watch and much more from every group. Join Andrew, David, Charlie and Doyle to get yourself ready for July 8. Plus, an interview with Inter Miami GM Paul McDonough!

0:58 – Draw is done! ETR’s first takes

16:04 – INTERVIEW: Inter Miami GM Paul McDonough

26:00 – Group A breakdown

34:04 – Group B breakdown

43:19 – Group C breakdown

50:08 – Group D breakdown

57:44 – Group E breakdown

1:08:04 – Group F breakdown

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MLS is back! How do you feel? Andrew, David, Doyle and Calen react to the breaking news, imagine how the “World Cup” format might play out, try to figure out who has an advantage and chat with Margot Putukian, MLS’s Chief Medical Officer, about the COVID-19 safety and testing protocol in place for the tournament.

 

0:44 – MLS is back! Everything you need to know

 

9:23 – Which teams could have an advantage?

 

19:04 – INTERVIEW: Margot Putukian, MLS Chief Medical Officer

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Should Mario Balotelli come to MLS? Is that even a question?! Kevin Durant dropped a bag and got a piece of the Philadelphia Union. How should MLS’s latest celebrity owner tackle his role? Plus, possible changes to World Cup qualifying in Concacaf, Jesse Marsch linked to Dortmund and Charlie’s thoughts on the proposed Orlando tournament. That’s the soccer. We got social justice, too, as Steve Zakuani drops knowledge about the history of systemic racism and gives some perspective on how we can change the world, one step at a time.

3:41 – Feedback on last week’s shows #BlackLivesMatter

11:03 – Steve Zakuani on the history of oppression and changing the world

38:01 – Kevin Durant is an MLS owner! What kind of owner will he be?

40:11 – Charlie Davies’ take on proposed Orlando tournament

47:13 – Should Mario Balotelli come to MLS? Is that a serious question?

53:44 – Are changes coming to Concacaf World Cup qualifying?

59:24 – Jesse Marsch linked with Dortmund … Who cares if it’s real!

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Listen. Learn. Change. New pod, but same theme. As the United States grapples with public protests against systemic racism and violence against the black community, Andrew and David welcome two powerful voices to help frame the conversation in Chicago Fire forward C.J. Sapong and Orlando City executive Caesar Lopez. Plus, MLS is coming back! The guys give their first impressions on a tournament in Orlando after MLS and the MLS Players’ Association ratified a new CBA.

9:35 – INTERVIEW: Caesar Lopez, Orlando City Chief Administrative Officer, on his powerful letter

21:15 – Details TBD, but MLS will return to play! First reactions…

27:44 – INTERVIEW: C.J. Sapong on the fight against racism and what comes next

55:02 – Greatest Team Bracket + Extratime ABCs in the mailbag

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Andrew, Charlie and David sit down to discuss the protests spreading across the United States following the murder of George Floyd. The guys express solidarity, share their own experiences and express hope for a future devoted to fighting racism in all forms.

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Best team in MLS history? The guys whittle the field down to four, but not without some controversy as 1998 D.C. United pulls an “upset” over the No. 1 seed, 2019 LAFC. Plus, our favorite Audi MLS Cup Playoff moments of all-time and the best 5-a-side teams by country in MLS.

5:49 – Our favorite Audi MLS Cup Playoffs moments

25:45 – Greatest Team of All-Time 2019 LAFC vs 1998 DC

44:44 – Greatest Team of All-Time 1997 DC vs 2018 Atlanta

1:00:01 – Calen Carr on what makes a great playoff coach

1:07:25 – 5-a-side teams by country in MLS

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Grudge match between the 2014 Sounders and 2014 Galaxy! The Greatest Team bracket is down to six, but not without another rematch and a celebration of 2010 Real Salt Lake’s lasting legacy. Plus, Andrew, David, Doyle and Charlie try to break down what makes a good playoff team and pick a couple of MLS’s top prospects to break down.

 

7:00 – 2014 Sounders vs. 2014 Galaxy + 2010 Real Salt Lake left a legacy

 

39:35 – What makes a great playoff team?

 

50:31 – Three MLS prospects you should know

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FC Cincinnati have a new head coach: Jaap Stam. The guys dig into the big news of the day, hit the Gonzalo Higuain-to-D.C. United rumors and then dive into the Greatest Team of All-Time Bracket, narrowing the field to eight. Finally, in the mailbag, Central American and African MLS Best XIs!

 

2:56 – First reactions to Jaap Stam hire by FC Cincinnati

 

14:16 – Could D.C. United sign Gonzalo Higuain?

 

21:29 – Greatest Team of All-Time Bracket down to eight teams

 

57:28 – Central American MLS Best XI

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We are on to the Sweet 16 of our “Greatest Team of All-Time” bracket and the matchups are juicy. But first, Doyle gives his view of how American and Canadian players performed in their first week back in the Bundesliga. Then Charlie takes the viewer into the experience of being an American playing overseas. And finally the guys get to the bracket and razor-thin matchups including great New York Red Bulls teams, epic CCL runs, and two of the best teams in regular season history. Don’t forget there are still more matchups to vote on! Follow @Extratime on twitter as the bracket continues.


11:57 - The Bundesliga is back! How'd the Americans and Canadians who were playing look?
19:54 - Charlie Davies on what it's like to play abroad as an American
25:56 - Greatest Team of all Time bracket Elite 8, Part 1
51:34 - Mailbag

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The guys discuss the latest news then chat with the youngest US player at the 1990 World Cup, long-time MLS star and Sounders executive Chris Henderson. Andrew and David ask about the early days of the USMNT and Major League Soccer, the best teams Hendo ever played for and the current state of scouting and the transfer window. Then it’s time for the other side of the Extratime Greatest Team of All-Time bracket and plenty of banter.

 

3:34 – The latest on MLS’s potential return to play

 

10:36 – MLSer and 1990 USMNT’s youngest player Chris Henderson on his career, comparing eras

 

42:14 – First round GTOAT matchups in the Discovery Rights and CCL regions 

 

1:13:09 – MLS Mount Olympus in the Mailbag

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We start with an epic rant! Someone didn’t love Alphonso Davies’ inclusion on the MLS Mount Rushmore…

Then it’s time to crown the Extratime Greatest MLS Team of All-Time, so Andrew, David, Charlie and Doyle comb through first-round voting and cast their own ballots. Goonies or prime Real Salt Lake? Shield-winning, record-setting 2018 New York Red Bulls or the 1998 Chicago Fire team that won the double? Tough decisions, but ones that much be made. Charlie finishes the show by explaining the ground rules of jersey swaps!

1:00 – Charlie's rant about the all-tine MLS Mount Rushmore

19:34 – NYCFC vs Miami bracket matchup

31:00 – 2016 FC Dallas vs 2007 Houston bracket Matchup 

35:06 – 2018 Red Bulls vs 1998 Chicago bracket Matchup

57:40 – Charlie explains jersey trading etiquette 

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Andrew, David, Calen and Doyle finish off the Mount Rushmore series by carving a league-wide pantheon in stone with help from Fox Sports’ Alexi Lalas. Alexi goes All-American – you’ll have to listen for his four-man Rushmore and reasoning – and his logic helps the guys narrow down their own list. Landon Donovan is there. So is David Beckham. Who else makes the cut? Listen to find out! Plus, MLS players return to individual training, and Extratime’s Greatest Team of All-Time bracket takes shape.

3:53 – Limited training begins for select MLS teams and players …. Hooray!

15:29 – Alexi Lalas’ All-American MLS Mount Rushmore

51:07 – Extratime names their MLS Mount Rushmore

1:23:26 – Extratime’s Greatest Team of All-Time bracket takes shape

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The gang resurrects the spirit of some long gone, but all-time great MLS sides. First, Thomas Rongen, the 1996 MLS coach of the year, joins to talk about putting El Pibe Valderrama into the heart of one of the greatest attacking sides in MLS history. Next up, Brian Dunseth takes us inside the 2001 shield-winning Miami Fusion locker room. From Ray Hudson-isms on the sideline to pregame preparations at 2am in New York City, he tells it all. And last but not least, Charlie and Doyle debate the Chivas USA Mount Rushmore with Charlie kitted out and ready to go.

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Andrew, David, Calen and Doyle head to the Midwest to name Mount Rushmore monuments for Sporting Kansas City (don’t forget the Wizards days) and Minnesota United. MLS legend Preki calls in to talk about moving to the US in 1985, his famous chop and the best MLS team he played for during a stint that included two MVP awards. Miguel Ibarra (Batman) is a Minnesota soccer legend, and he’s got his Rushmore set. Who made Ibarra’s Minnesota pantheon? Which Kansas City four made the cut? Enjoy the show!

9:37 – Who belongs on Sporting Kansas City’s Mount Rushmore?

23:01 – INTERVIEW: Preki explains how and why he moved to America to play indoor soccer

39:36 – INTERVIEW: Preki on his famous chop, how he played into his 40s and 2001 Fusion

55:57 – INTERVIEW: Miguel Ibarra on the move to Seattle, relationship with Loons supporters

1:06:35 – INTERVIEW: Ibarra names his MNUFC Mount Rushmore

1:17:50 – Mailbag: Calen Carr is a male model + could players benefit from rest?

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Andrew, David, Charlie and Doyle are missing MLS something fierce. The guys get the show started with the little things they hope come back soon, then turn to the final four Mount Rushmore debates. On this show, it’s time to dig into the history of the New England Revolution and Colorado Rapids. USMNT and Rapids legend Marcelo Balboa stops by the describe pre-MLS days and why Colorado became his home.

  • 4:08 –What do you miss most about the MLS season? The guys share…
  • 16:25 – Who belongs on Revs’ Rushmore? Shalrie, Twellman and ???
  • 40:22 – USMNT legend Marcelo Balboa talks Rapids & MLS history
  • 60:39 – Which four names go on Balboa’s Colorado Mount Rushmore?
  • 1:15:37 – Final decision … Who’d Extratime put on the Rapids’ Rushmore?
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Andrew, David, Calen and Doyle tackle the Timbers Mount Rushmore with owner Merritt Paulson. Come for the chainsaw/CCL stories and stay for Paulson’s take on a club pantheon. Will the guys agree with his take? We’re making at least one change…

Plus, Matt Doyle gets exclusive rights to cliffs above FC Cincinnati, and Toronto FC Director of Analytics Devin Pleuler stops by to explain why soccer trails behind the NBA and what the most exciting wrinkles and technology in the field say about the future of data and the beautiful game.

11:42 - Merritt Paulson tells Timbers stories

16:34 - Merritt's Mount Rushmore picks

32:52 – Extratime is making one small change … Final Timbers Mount Rushmore

52:22 – Who on earth belongs on the FC Cincinnati Mount Rushmore?

59:05 – TFC Director of Analytics Devin Pleuler on data and soccer

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Andrew, David, Charlie and Doyle welcome a couple legends, Jim Curtin and Patrice Bernier, to the show to help construct Mount Rushmore monuments for the Philadelphia Union and Montreal Impact. The Union head coach shares stories from his playing days (Fire, Bob Bradley, Preki’s Chivas USA, Maldini jersey swaps), explains where he comes from and how he’s developed as a coach and puts together his own Philly pantheon. Bernier, a hometown captain turned assistant coach, takes you through the club’s MLS years, from Marco Di Vaio to Nacho Piatti and Didier Drogba.

3:34 – Join us for Extratime Trivia Night (Wednesday, 7 pm ET on @MLS Instagram LIVE)

5:35 – Union head coach Jim Curtin on Covid-19, Fire under Bob Bradley

23:27 – Curtin reveals his Philadelphia Union Mount Rushmore

39:45 – Impact legend Patrice Bernier’s Montreal Mount Rushmore (Di Vaio? Drogba? Nacho?)

1:11:48 – Mailbag: USMNT/CanMNT during pandemic, listeners share soccer stories

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Andrew, David, Calen and Doyle wonder what MLS might look like with a truncated schedule after Commissioner Don Garber made the media rounds this week. Then MLS youth technical director Fred Lipka calls in to explain why the USSF Developmental Academy went away so suddenly and how MLS is filling the void.

USMNT rising star Reggie Cannon also joins the show to talk about how he’s staying sharp despite COVID-19, why he wants to go to Europe sooner rather than later and, finally, who he’s got on his FC Dallas Mount Rushmore. The guys debate his list then do their best with Orlando City’s short history. Kaka … then who?

3:12 – Commissioner Garber says MLS may have to get creative with scheduling

14:07 – Why the Developmental Academy went away and how MLS is filling the void

31:19 – Reggie Cannon 1v1: USMNT, European move and FC Dallas history

52:40 – Who is the fourth face on FC Dallas’ Mount Rushmore? Diaz or Ferreira?

1:04:03 – Kaka … and who else on Orlando City’s Mount Rushmore?

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Andrew, David, Charlie and Doyle break out the chisels to carve a Mount Rushmore for the Seattle Sounders and Chicago Fire … with a little help. Seattle legend Brad Evans drops in to name his pantheon, bust out some ObaDeuce stories and explain what it was like seeing an MLS power grow before his eyes. Long-time Chicago Fire executive Peter Wilt also dropped by to help winnow down a packed pool of Fire Rushmore contenders and take you behind the scenes of one the league’s first great clubs. Plus, we told the story of the most memorable game we’ve ever attended. World Cups, MLS friendlies, Ashley Cole and much more.

2:50 – What’s the most memorable game you’ve ever attended?

16:56 – Chicago Fire Mount Rushmore, featuring Peter Wilt

48:10 – Seattle Sounders Mount Rushmore, featuring Brad Evans

67:21 – Should Clint Dempsey be on the Sounders’ monument?

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The mailbag gets Andrew, David, Charlie and Calen started, then Matt Miazga calls in from England to explain how he’s staying fit in the time of COVID-19, what it was really like to try to break into Chelsea’s first team and why things didn’t work out in France. Plus, Hudson River Derby memories – who came up with the home-run swing celebration? – and that Diego Lainez banter.

We kept it in the Big Apple for our Mount Rushmore project. How do you reconcile the Metrostars and Red Bulls eras? Should Juan Pablo Angel go up in stone? Which goalkeeper gets a bust? Meola, Howard or Robles? Which NYCFC stars go in the pantheon? Which coach gets an observation deck: Vieira or Torrent?

3:31 – MAILBAG: Loathed XI additions, Rushmore debates, best MLS books

12:26 – Matt Miazga on staying fit during COVID-19, NY Derby memories and European experiences

41:49 – Red Bulls Mount Rushmore

58:00 – NYCFC Mount Rushmore

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What was MLS like back in 1996? Doyle educates you on Year 1 – and what happens when you mix 32-ounce beers and the Preki chop – then Andrew, David and Charlie share their first in-stadium MLS memories. Those memories may not have happened without the work of long-time US soccer executive Kevin Payne. D.C. United’s first president and CEO explains how he hired Bruce Arena, signed Marco Etcheverry and built the league’s first dynasty.

Then it’s time to bust out the chisels for a couple more Mount Rushmore excercises. First up, the San Jose Earthquakes. Should Landon Donovan be in consideration? What about DeRo? We name our Quakes pantheon, then turn to the Columbus Crew, where the decisions outside the top two were hotly debated. Let us know if we got it right on Twitter (@Extratime) or text the Hot-Take Hotline at 401-206-0MLS!

2:24 – What’s your first-ever MLS memory? The crew shares their stories

10:49 – What was MLS like in 1996? Doyle takes a stroll down memory lane

15:32 – INTERVIEW: Former D.C. United president Kevin Payne on building MLS’s first dynasty

45:19 – Who belongs alongside Wondo on the Quakes’ Mount Rushmore?

1:01:25 – Should Frankie Hejduk be on the Crew’s Rushmore?

1:14:35 – Listener in Los Angeles schools Charlie Davies on Cienfuegos vs. Beckham

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Who belongs on Atlanta United’s Mount Rushmore? Extratime digs in to the Five Stripes’ brief history and two faces are shoo-ins to get the chisel treatment: Josef Martinez and Miguel Almiron. After that, though, it comes down to personal taste and whether you believe Julian Gressel’s trade to D.C. United ought to matter. So, what do you think? We’ve got our four in stone…

Plus, Nat Borchers joins us to tell stories from the Real Salt Lake glory years – CCL final, beginnings of the rivalry with Sporting KC and his most-loathed opponents – and help narrow down the pantheon in Sandy, where the fourth face is tough. The guys also tackle a more difficult task – the Vancouver Whitecaps’ MLS years – and add three new teams to the Greatest of All-Time bracket.

2:08 – A message to all our listeners & everyone keeping us safe

8:48 – Who belongs on Atlanta United’s Mount Rushmore?

25:01 – INTERVIEW: Nat Borchers on RSL glory years, CCL final and his most-loathed opponents

48:45 – Rimando, Beckerman, Javi Mo and _________ on the RSL Rushmore

1:01:08 – After Alphonso Davies, who belongs in Whitecaps’ player pantheon?

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It’s an all-LA day for the ETR squad from Galaxy legends to the anniversary of the inaugural “El Trafico.” First, the guys come together along with all of #MLSUnites to thank medical professionals around the world. That includes former MLS Cup champion Robbie Russell, who is now an ER doctor in Virginia and checks in with the guys to discuss his experience right now.

Then the guys celebrate THAT Zlatan goal with Steven Beitashour, who had the perfect view (just on the wrong team). Beitashour walks you through the buildup to that game, the legacy of the rivalry, and where his career stands now. Finally, the guys choose LAFC's best-ever side, and debate the Mount Rushmore of the LA Galaxy but are forced to leave the deciding vote to you. Don’t forget we are going to hit every club’s history! Coming up on Thursday are Atlanta United, Real Salt Lake and the Vancouver Whitecaps.

5:17 – MLSer-turned-ER doc Robbie Russell talks Covid-19

15:02 – Memories from the first El Trafico, AKA The Zlatan Game

18:30 – Steven Beitashour on LAFC-Galaxy, Iran and his career

46:24 – LAFC’s Mount Rushmore and Greatest-Ever Team

54:44 – Should David Beckham be on the Galaxy Mount Rushmore?

1:13:45 – Mailbag: Donovan goal vs. Algeria + All-Loathed XI in MLS

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Andrew is back to help kick off a few weeks of MLS legend debates as the guys choose Extratime’s Mount Rushmore for every single MLS club. First, some big family news (Rico Wiebe, anyone?), and then Andrew, David, Doyle, and Calen get into it. Who stands atop the Houston Dynamo all-time player list? Which of the great D.C. United teams is THE best squad in club history? Who joins Bradley, Jozy and Giovinco in the Toronto FC history books? Thoughts? Hit us up via text at 401-206-0MLS or email at extratime@mlssoccer.com.

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1:25 – Family news + Covid-19 … Stay safe everyone!

9:53 – Who joins Ching, DeRo and Davis on the Dynamo’s Rushmore?

29:43 – Best Houston team of all-time? Gotta be…

33:46 – D.C. United’s glorious history narrowed down to four players

52:58 – Do you have to win MLS Cup to be one of the best of all-time? D.C. test the theory

1:01:26 – Toronto FC’s divergent eras: Which stars make the pantheon?

1:17:32 – Why TFC’s treble-winning side might be MLS’s best ever

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With former USMNT legend Charlie Davies back from vacation and in the rotation, the gang figured it was the perfect time to reminisce. Doyle, Calen, Charlie, and Gass take you through their favorite USMNT moments of all time. That's followed by a long chat with former New York Red Bulls and current Red Bull Salzburg Manager Jesse Marsch to talk about the adjustment to coaching in Europe, the challenges for American players and coaches aboard, how to succeed as a selling club, soccer (Foosball) philosophy, and much more. Plus mailbag questions, and Gass tries the “Stay at Home Challenge” to select the first three clubs that will be debated as part of the Extratime Mount Rushmore and Extratime's All-Time Team Challenge. Those conversations get going on Thursday’s show.

 

3:40 Talking MLS Classic matches and tailgates

8:45 Favorite USMNT moments

22:03 Mailbag

27:00 Some new expansion teams in Manch-vegas and Fresno CA

34:00 Jesse Marsch

38:35 Jesse on “The Speech” at Liverpool

42:05 Developing great players and competing for titles as a “selling” club

52:00 Biggest “proving” moments at Salzburg

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Keep your social distance with Extratime driven by Continental! Andrew, David and Doyle come together virtually to talk about their favorite MLS players of all-time (you might be surprised), create new MLS expansion teams out of thin air and chat with Benny Feilhaber, podcasting star and man of international soccer mystery!

Major League Soccer's long-running podcast Extratime is available on YouTube.

1:25 – MLS season resumption pushed back to May 10, per CDC guidelines

8:01 – Our favorite MLS player of all-time! Andrew, David and Doyle share

16:35 – Andrew’s vision for Boise, Idaho expansion

29:10 – David is bringing MLS to Alaska…

35:00 – The Baltimore Bohs are back thanks to Doyle

42:13 – INTERVIEW: Benny Feilhaber on “No Air” and BSI Podcast

50:19 – FEILHABER: Why you don’t get on Peter Vermes’ bad side

54:24 – FEILHABER: Man-marking Messi in the U-20 World Cup

1:00:27 – FEILHABER: 2009 Confederations Cup vs. Spain 

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The ETR gang is back after a one-show layoff with a new setup at home. David, Doyle, and Calen chat about the changing world around us, and then jump into a heavy mailbag. The guys discuss their oldest memories of MLS (or in Doyle’s case the Triassic Period), favorite MLS games to re-watch, SKC legends, and much more. The next few weeks ETR is going to be diving deep on each and every club's current roster, but also each club's history and culture. We are open to any ideas so send us your questions and get involved! What are your favorite MLS memories? Players? Who looms largest in your clubs’ history?

 

8:31 Who is at fault for the ETR injury crisis?

14:55 After two weeks which team worries you the most?

25:10 ETR hosts creating our own expansion teams from crests to rosters

29:00 MLS oldest memories

36:30 Do the Revs have what it takes to win big games?

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The big winners from Week 2? Anyone who stayed up for that wild LAFC-Union match! Andrew, David and Doyle marvel at Jakob Glesnes’ banger, Carlos Vela’s sustained brilliance and the ideal DP configuration. Then it’s on to our winners – Sporting KC, the SuperDraft and the Colorado Rapids – and the Adrian Heath Gaffer of the Week … Adrian Heath!

Plus, how did Atlanta United do without Josef Martinez? Did Inter Miami and Nashville take steps forward? Do the Timbers want to be boring? Oh, and Chicharito! Why it isn’t Javier Hernandez’s fault that the Galaxy can’t find him. Doyle’s looking at Guillermo Barros Schelotto for that one.

Also in this show ... #CCLFever is back, first look at the US Olympic qualifying roster, Sounders-Columbus and Swedish producer Anders in the mailbag.

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2:00 – That LAFC-Union game has the gang hungover on a Monday

17:01 – Wk 2 Winner: Sporting KC work over the Dynamo

24:50 – Wk 2 Winner: The SuperDraft! Don’t write it off yet

28:20 – Wk2 Winner: Colorado Rapids are perfect, and Younes Namli can ball

31:05 – Adrian Heath Gaffer of the Week is … ADRIAN HEATH

36:22 – How’d Atlanta United look in their first match without Josef?

39:02 – Inter Miami loses in DC, but takes a big step forward

42:26 – Who should play striker for Nashville? Do Portland want to be boring?

52:12 – Chicharito’s slow start w/ the Galaxy … Who is to blame and is it fixable?

57:46 – #CCLFever is back! Who is the best bet to move on?

1:03:11 – Breaking down the United States Olympic qualifying roster

1:06:10 – MAILBAG: Sounders vs. Crew & Producer Anders

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Let Taylor Twellman get you ready for MLS Week 2 in the same week ESPN debuted Banter on their channels! Andrew, David and Twellman talk Josef Martinez replacements for Atlanta United, Chicharito’s slow start with the Galaxy, Inter Miami’s ongoing battle between reality and expectations, Carlos Vela’s claim to the title of MLS’s best-ever player, CCL takeaways (LAFC, Seattle and Thierry Henry’s Impact) and ponder what FC Cincinnati should do with that open head-coaching position.

Also in this show ... MLS culture tweets, USL Championship kicks off, ESPN+ Game of the Week, random team we’re watching (Orlando and Kansas City) and listeners have their say in the mailbag.

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3:05 – USL Championship (and Tim Howard) are back!

8:04 – Predict 6 picks for Week 2

10:56 – Taylor Twellman talks Banter, ESPN’s new soccer show

12:23 – TWELLMAN: Josef replacements and Atlanta United

18:08 – TWELLMAN: How LA Galaxy can get the best out of Chicharito

22:00 – TWELLMAN: Inter Miami’s battle between reality and expectations

26:46 – TWELLMAN: Carlos Vela, best ever in MLS? CCL takeaways

33:16 – TWELLMAN: Thierry Henry’s start with Montreal + Victor Wanyama

35:13 – TWELLMAN: Week 1 in a nutshell, Cincy coaching job, MLS in StL

44:16 – ESPN+ Game of the Week + Random team to watch in Week 2

57:30 – Extratime Mailbag

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MLS is back, and the guys waste no time diving into Week 1! First, the bad news, Josef Martinez tore his ACL against Nashville. Why it's a gut punch across the board, not just for Atlanta United, and what's next for the Five Stripes and their talismanic striker. Then around the table for the big winners of Week 1 -- Rapids, "Hot Boy" Kevin Molino, Nashville SC's home opener and Lucas Zelarayan and the Crew -- and an evaluation of Chicharito's MLS and Galaxy debut.

Also in this show ... Carlos Vela chips Inter Miami to an L in front of Beckham's posse, our Adrian Heath Gaffer of the Week is Thierry Henry and which teams should be at least a little bit concerned after Week 1.

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2:03 – Around the table for the best moment from Week 1

5:46 – Josef Martinez injury is a massive downer

9:24 – Are Atlanta United still MLS Cup contenders?

24:18 – How Colorado Rapids proved Doyle wrong

29:51 – Nashville SC goes all in on Music City vibes

33:19 – Kevin Molino raises the ETR Loon flag to full mast

35:06 – Lucas Zelarayan gives Crew three points off the bat

38:04 – Chicharito's Debut: Signs of trouble or all good?

43:17 – An appreciation of Carlos Vela and Inter Miami first impressions

52:28 – Extratime Coach of the Week: Thierry Henry!

57:16 – Which teams should be at least a little concerned after Wk 1?

1:05:35 – MAILBAG: Pomykal's stache, Tanner Tessman, Reverse Marie Kondo award

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David Beckham on Extratime? You better believe it (49:35). Andrew, David and The Athletic’s Sam Stejskal jump in the studio to make bold predictions on the eve of MLS’s 25th season, plus chat with Beckham as Inter Miami prepare to play their first game and PRO’s Howard Webb takes you under the refereeing hood for 2020. The guys dig into all the traditional award categories, make up some of their own and try to nail the MLS Cup winner. Use the time codes to jump to around in the show, or listen to the whole thing as you get hyped for Week 1!

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3:12 – Shock and awe in the Concacaf Champions League!

13:00 – MLS Predict 6 Game of the Week: Portland vs. Minnesota

16:30 – Newcomer of the Year

19:04 – AT&T Rookie of the Year

22:00 – 22 Under 22 Player of the Year

25:31 – Allstate Goalkeeper of the Year

27:40 – Defender of the Year

30:33 – Comeback Player of the Year

34:54 – MLS Assist King

39:00 – Golden Boot presented by Audi

46:01 – Landon Donovan MLS MVP

49:35 – INTERVIEW: David Beckham (Inter Miami)

56:08 – David Accam Dark Horse MVP

59:22 – Ozzie Alonso D-Mid of the Year

1:01:44 – Yamil Asad Ridiculous Positional Switch

1:03:56 – [To be named later] Outside Back to Watch

1:06:23 – Juan Agudelo “It’s his year, I swear” Award

1:09:05 – Nouhou Player of the Year

1:12:57 – Dom Badji First-Time Double Digit Scorer

1:14:09 – Aaron Long Award: Good player to All-League

1:16:07 – INTERVIEW: Howard Webb (PRO)

1:25:53 – Sigi Schmid Coach of the Year

1:31:21 – Out of the playoffs and into the field? In the playoffs and out? MLS Cup and Darkhorse MLS Cup

1:35:58 – MAILBAG: Baerantees galore!

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Five days until opening day! It’s time for Extratime’s team-by-team preview for the Eastern Conference, from expansion side Inter Miami to same-team-new-coach NYCFC. Everything you need to know, plus the biggest question facing all 13 teams and our predictions, including Doyle’s very scientific points over/under.

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4:00 – CCL Fever Preview: Can LAFC come back? How many MLS teams will get through?

12:31 – Inter Miami season preview

18:44 – FC Cincinnati season preview

24:48 – Orlando City season preview

31:02 – Columbus Crew season preview

37:13 – Montreal Impact season preview

43:00 – Chicago Fire season preview

49:02 – New England Revolution season preview

55:18 – New York Red Bulls season preview

1:01:43 – D.C. United season preview

1:07:30 – Toronto FC season preview

1:13:55 – Philadelphia Union season preview

1:20:08 – Atlanta United season preview

1:26:41 – NYCFC season preview

1:32:30 – Week 1's best games to watch

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Nine days until opening day! It’s time for Extratime’s team-by-team preview for the Western Conference, from expansion side Nashville SC to Supporters’ Shield winners LAFC. Everything you need to know, plus the biggest question facing all 13 teams and our predictions, including Doyle’s very scientific points over/under.

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3:45 – MLS News Dump: Cincy coaching change, big news in Chicago

7:53 – Free space is disappointment! LAFC and Montreal in the CCL

14:10 – Nashville SC season preview

20:25 – Vancouver Whitecaps season preview

 

26:35 – Sporting Kansas City season preview

32:34 – Houston Dynamo season preview

38:55 – Colorado Rapids season preview

45:02 – San Jose Earthquakes season preview

55:58 – FC Dallas season preview

1:02:21 – Portland Timbers season preview

1:08:51 – LA Galaxy season preview

1:14:22 – Minnesota United season preview

1:20:33 – Real Salt Lake season preview

1:26:39 – Seattle Sounders season preview

1:33:16 – LAFC season preview

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Concacaf Champions League is here, and Extratime has your comprehensive #CCLfever guide to this year’s masochistic tournament, that is if you’re an MLS fan. Bring on the pain with team-by-team previews, Liga MX scouting reports from Goal.com’s Jon Arnold, some expert analysis by Sounders assistant coach Gonzalo Pineda and walks down memory lane -- #MLS4RSL, Cameron Porter and the Impact, Toronto FC’s giant-killing disappointment – to honor/mourn some of the tournament’s biggest moments. Finally, fever-induced predictions!

3:45 – First (gulp) MLS’s checkered history in the Concacaf Champions League

6:32 – What makes #CCLfever so special? Why should you go all-in?

15:46 – Cameron Porter’s goal, Frank Klopas’ thrusts, Montreal’s epic final run

 

18:49 – How does the bracket shake out? Which MLS team has the easiest path?

22:39 – INTERVIEW: Liga MX scouting reports with Goal.com’s Jon Arnold

40:27 – Toronto FC beat Tigres then Club America … then couldn’t make history

46:12 – INTERVIEW: Sounders’ assistant Gonzalo Pineda on CCL past and present

53:27 – #MLS4RSL: A historic first MLS run (that came just short) of the modern era

56:07 – Team-by-team capsules: How much to they care? … Why they’ll win … Seed the doubt

1:18:27 – OK, so is this actually the year? CCL predictions!

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No more Miami rumors, we said. Well, how about a done deal? It’s not press-release official, but Rodolfo Pizarro is doing interviews at the airport and name dropping David Beckham soooooooooo *shrug*. Andrew, David, Doyle and Susannah take about the process, the fee and what the move says about Inter Miami and MLS.

Also in this show ... Walker Zimmerman got traded, sort of out of the blue. What does it say about LAFC? What does it mean for Nashville SC. Plus, an ode to Nacho Piatti and a position battle royale building in Dallas.

We’ve also got exclusive 1v1 interviews with LAFC do-it-all dynamo Latif Blessing, Toronto FC and Canada midfielder Jonathan Osorio and SB Nation writer Zito Madu calls in to talk Black History Month and why soccer has to do a better job reflecting the world.

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3:16 – What Rodolfo Pizarro’s move says about Inter Miami, MLS and Liga MX

10:04 – LAFC trades Best XI defender Walker Zimmerman … Why?

20:10 – Why Nashville SC believe they’ve found their version of Chad Marshall

24:38 – INTERVIEW: SB Nation’s Zito Madu on what the soccer world can learn from Black History Month

42:35 – Adios Nacho Piatti! Remembered the legend as he goes home

46:24 – INTERVIEW: LAFC’s Latif Blessing brings smiles to the world

56:31 – Position battle royale for Luchi Gonzalez and FC Dallas

1:01:03 – INTERVIEW: Jonathan Osorio on the 2022 task that faces Canada

1:10:25 – Mailbag! Alberth Elis in Houston & Orlando City’s offseason moves

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Neymar + David Beckham and Inter Miami = TBD. Is it real? (Maybe! Not soon.) Is it fun? (Oh yes.) Will the guys shoot it down? (Maybe.) Once that’s out of the way, it’s time to talk Designated Players, as Toronto FC fill their third spot with Pablo Piatti from La Liga. He’s got some question marks (namely, injury), but the Argentine is betting on himself. Will it pay off for Toronto FC?

Also in this show ... Bradley Wright-Phillips to LAFC is done, now what should we expect from the Red Bulls legend? Luis Amarilla makes 25 goals his aim in Minnesota. Wise choice? Real Salt Lake’s new Young DP, Jurgen Locadia’s purchase clause and Gio Reyna and CBA clarifications in the Mailbag.

We’ve also got exclusive 1v1 interviews with D.C. United Golden Boot darkhorse Ola Kamara, MNUFC midfielder Jan Gregus and Costa Rican international and Nashville SC attacker Randall Leal.

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2:33 – Is Neymar coming to Inter Miami … ever? Soon? Someday?

4:04 – Toronto FC’s new DP from La Liga and what it says about the project

11:57 – INTERVIEW: Ola Kamara on D.C. United, playing in China and Zlatan

21:50 – How will LAFC use BWP? What should we expect? Are 10 goals too many?

28:56 – Good idea/bad idea: New Loons striker says his target is 25 goals

36:19 – INTERVIEW: Jan Gregus takes you behind the scenes in Minnesota

45:43 – MLS News Dump: RSL’s new Young DP, Locadia’s $10M purchase clause

55:25 – INTERVIEW: Costa Rica international and Nashville SC midfielder Randall Leal

1:03:57  – Gio Reyna: When might he be involved with the USMNT?

1:07:50  – GAM vs. TAM: Explaining how the CBA changed the game

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There’s a new set of roster rules in Major League Soccer! The League and the MLS Players’ Union reached an agreement on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), and Andrew, Dave and Doyle dig into the details: increased spending, TAM turned to GAM, free agency changes, charter flight requirements, media deal revenue sharing and a Under-22 player initiative that’s very much TBD. What will the league look like for the next five years? Here’s your answer.

Also in this show ... There’s a new crop of kits in MLS (#Forward25), and Susannah drops by to give the guys the behind-the-scenes stories from the party before the crew names their favorites from the bunch … and those they don’t really vibe with. To each their own! Plus, Nacho Piatti, Minnesota’s No. 10 target and a big CCL problem for LAFC.

We’ve also got exclusive 1v1 interviews with Orlando City star Nani, who tells the incredible story of how he willed himself into an academy as a child, Montreal Impact midfielder Bojan Krkic and Best XI selection Alejandro Pozuelo.

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:58 – League and MLS Players’ Union agree to new Collective Bargaining Agreement

9:55 – What new free agency rules mean for MLS’s future

14:55 – The yet-to-be-finalized rule that could help MLS be more of a selling league

18:40 – Possible change to the Designated Player rule

25:27 – Nani tells his incredible “How I made it” story

35:49 – What would Boca Juniors’ No. 10 Emanuel Reynoso mean for Loons

42:57 – Bad news for LAFC’s CCL dreams as Adama Diomande picks up injury

51:15 – Bojan on why he came to MLS and Thierry Henry’s place in his career

59:07 – Susannah Collins joins to evaluate a new crop of MLS jerseys #Forward25

1:09:45 – Alejandro Pozuelo on Year 1 in MLS, and how to know when to chip the ‘keeper

1:17:15 – MAILBAG: Who will score more goals … Jurgen Locadia or Chicharito?

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FC Cincinnati are on the hunt for Designated Players, and they landed a big fish in Jurgen Locadia, who Brighton paid $20 million for just two years ago. The goalscorer, aspiring DJ and, for the time being, skeptic of Skyline Chili joins the guys to explain what brought him to Ohio and Major League Soccer. Is there reason to be optimistic in the Queen City? You bet, and we explain.

Plus, did Inter Miami pull a jack move to maneuver themselves into pole position for Rodolfo Pizarro? And what would the El Tri star signing from Monterrey mean for the expansion side, both on the field and off? In other news, the Sounders signed a 3rd Designated Player (before the summer, too) and are now the CCL favorites, among MLS sides at least.

Also in this show ... Doyle, David and Calen on the USMNT’s January camp win and Uly Llanez’s big debut and interviews with Nashville SC No. 10 Hany Mukhtar and Real Salt Lake’s Albert Rusnak.

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5:09 – INTERVIEW: Jurgen Locadia explains why he moved to MLS and what FC Cincinnati fans can expect

16:32 – What are reasonable expectations for FC Cincinnati in 2020?

21:45 – INTERVIEW: Hany Mukhtar explains why Nashville SC was the right fit

30:36 – Did Inter Miami hijack the Fire’s Rodolfo Pizarro move? Is he the right DP for the club?

43:12 – INTERVIEW: Albert Rusnak on a drama-filled year with Real Salt Lake

50:34 – Sounders now CCL favorites, among MLS sides, after 3rd DP signing

55:23 – NEWS DUMP: Atlanta grab TAM attacker, Anderlecht wanna buy everyone, Red Bulls shuffle

1:03:15 – Winners from USMNT January camp? Tactical takeaways, too

1:10:12 – MAILBAG: What does FC Dallas’ front six look like in 2020?

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Doyle’s back – with a cane and some takes, starting with Wiebe’s Top 10 Biggest Signings list – to join Andrew, David and Susannah to dig in on the preseason and transfer window, starting with Atlanta United’s shed-all-the-fan-favorites offseason.

Plus, is Nacho Piatti actually leaving Montreal or is this just another year of the same old rumors? Would Bobby Wood have been a good fit in Cincinnati? Might Cavani actually end up in Miami? Which MLS legend would you bring to the present day in a time machine?

Also in this show ... Exclusive 1v1 interviews with the Portland Timbers’ Sebastian Blanco, Chicago Fire forward C.J. Sapong and Whitecaps’ DP signing Lucas Cavallini.

4:53 – Doyle GOES IN on Wiebe’s Top 10 Biggest Signings list

8:55 – Why Atlanta United’s offseason is confusing … and could still work out

16:15 – INTERVIEW: Timbers’ Sebastian Blanco on Portland & away goals

27:23 – Is Nacho Piatti really leaving Montreal?

31:49 – Doyle and Gass on why you should watch USA-Costa Rica

35:33 – Would Bobby Wood be a good fit for Cincy?

38:32 – INTERVIEW: C.J. Sapong shares his unique world view

49:50 – Cavani to Inter Miami? Make it happen! Plus, MLS news in brief

58:36 – INTERVIEW: Lucas Cavallini explains how he got the “El Tanque” nickname

1:06:08 – Which MLS legend would you bring to the present day in a time machine?

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Who are the Top 10 “Biggest MLS signings” of all-time? And what does that even mean, anyway? Wiebe tries to explain his logic, while David and Calen poke holes in the list. Hint: David Beckham is No. 1 and then it is an absolute free-for-all...

Also in this show …

Julian Gressel calls in to explain how the D.C. United trade went down, why he thought he was going to stay in Atlanta until preseason began and what position he’s best suited for (it’s not right back).

Three interviews from Los Angeles with MLS legends: Sporting KC’s Peter Vermes on why spending is exploding at his club and around MLS. New England manager Bruce Arena talks man management and how he managed stars like David Beckham and Robbie Keane. Sounders’ lifer Brian Schmetzer on his place in the Seattle soccer community.

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3:05 – Which club has had the best offseason so far? Votes for Crew, Galaxy and Timbers

15:13 – INTERVIEW: Julian Gressel talks Atlanta United, Josef Martinez and a new life in D.C.

30:38 – The Aaron Long transfer saga continues as West Ham make a bid

34:40 – INTERVIEW: Peter Vermes explains why spending is rising in MLS

45:25 – Funes Mori or Martinez in Miami? Which would you rather see?

50:09 – INTERVIEW: Bruce Arena on how he managed Etcheverry, Beckham, Donovan & Keane

1:00:04 – INTERVIEW: Brian Schmetzer on being a Sounders legend + Seattle lifer

1:10:10 – Who are the Top 10 “Biggest MLS signings” of all-time? And what does that even mean, anyway?

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Only one man could overshadow Chicharito in the MLS news cycle … Julian Gressel! Atlanta United got $1 million in allocation money and D.C. United got a player who they think will take them to another level. Who is the deal’s big winner? Where will Ben Olsen play his new piece? Will Atlanta have any regrets?

In the midst of all the Chicharito hoopla, the word “retirement” entered the lexicon, thanks to a vlog by the man himself. Is it a big deal? What’s the bigger context? Andrew and David discuss, then call ESPN’s Taylor Twellman to chime in on the big stories of the day, including Michael Bradley ankle drama in Toronto.

Also in this show ... 1v1 interviews with Jonathan dos Santos and Guillermo Barros Schelotto, MLSsoccer.com’s Tom Bogert on news in Colorado and Philly, Franco Jara makes FC Dallas a contender.

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3:00 – The biggest news in MLS is … the Julian Gressel trade

10:52 – Chicharito used the “R” word, so is it a big deal?

16:38 – Taylor Twellman on Chicharito, Gressel, ankle drama in Toronto & more

34:50 – Guillermo Barros Schelotto on Chicharito and the 2020 LA Galaxy

42:46 – Around the League w/ Tom Bogert: GMs on Gressel, Rapids DP, Union moves

50:21 – “He’s a killer”: Jonathan dos Santos sits down to chat about the Galaxy’s new No. 9

56:49 – Gass: Franco Jara makes FC Dallas an MLS Cup contender

1:06:37 – MAILBAG: Sporting KC’s new midfielder + Homegrown goalkeepers

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It’s a holiday, but you don’t have to go without your Extratime fix. Andrew brings you a handful of interviews from Los Angeles, including a chat with the Union’s Alejandro Bedoya about what happened after he used his platform to protest gun violence on national television.

Plus, Adrian Heath talks Loons and MLS dot com, Ian Ayre outlines Year 1 for Nashville SC, Darlington Nagbe explains why Ohio was calling him home and Lalas Abubakar shares the good vibes in Colorado.

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1:25 – Alejandro Bedoya on using his platform to protest gun violence + Union 2020

10:15 – Adrian Heath explains Loons’ 2019 success and future + MLS dot com banter

20:45 – Nashville SC exec Ian Ayre on where preparations stand for expansion season

27:38 – Darlington Nagbe’s on his love affair with Ohio and reunion with Caleb Porter

35:30 – Lalas Abubakar is the happiest man in Colorado + Rapids under Robin Fraser

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David Gass sits alone in a barren studio but with the transfer market heating up he must soldier on. And it is a packed show starting with Andrew out in LA for the week sitting down with ESPN’s Herculez Gomez to talk about what Chicharito could mean for LA Galaxy and MLS, and why a deal hasn’t gotten done yet.

Then David hopped on the phone with Pablo Maurer of the Athletic to talk about DC United’s newest signing Edison Flores and how he could ignite the DC fanbase. That is followed by talking with FC Cincinnati GM Gerard Nijkamp on a Gaston Pereiro update and more transfer plans for the window.

Finally while in Los Angeles, Andrew also sat down with Vancouver's head man Marc Dos Santos and Red Bull’s winger Daniel Royer.

4:00 Herculez Gomez

14:10 Pablo Maurer

32:05 Gerard Nijkamp

46:16 Marc Dos Santos

55:19 Daniel Royer

 
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Preseason finally begins and the MLS transfer news is pouring in. There are rumors of Chicharito meeting with the LA Galaxy on Monday. Calen and David chat about what the Mexican megastar would mean/do in MLS, and The Athletic’s National Reporter Paul Tenorio joins the guys. He talks them through the surprise developments with Chicharito, DP rumors in Chicago, changes coming to MLS, and a flurry of signings around the corner from Inter Miami.

Then Matt “Willis Reed” Doyle checks in to chat US Soccer restructuring with Brian McBride being named General Manager, Olympic qualifying coming up, and his thoughts on the 2020 MLS Superdraft.

Plus what does the future hold for Atlanta post LGP (and maybe Gressel), BWP potentially to LAFC, and much more.

 

2:18 Player symposium

4:30 Chicharito

14:05 Paul Tenorio interview

31:35 Inter Miami roster build

34:21 Matt Doyle

43:45 Brian McBride US Soccer GM

54:23 Julian Gressel rumors and LGP transfer

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New York City FC has a head coach! Luka Modric linked to D.C. United (and Edinson Flores, too)! Yimmi Chara to Portland! Andrew, David and Doyle dig into Ronny Deila filling the last open MLS coaching gig – his colorful past, recent history and the job at hand (win trophies) – and talk through the signings and rumors that caught their attention.

Also in this show ... Why Diego Alonso is a coup for Inter Miami, the Fire’s path forward with the soccer staff hired, quick SuperDraft preview, Atlanta United’s seemingly shaky roster and small-budget love in the mailbag.

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2:30 – New York City FC hires a head coach! Introducing Ronny Deila

10:58 – Why Diego Alonso ought to be a hit with Inter Miami

23:42 – They’ve got a head coach, so what’s next for the Chicago Fire?

30:55 – Quick and dirty MLS SuperDraft preview

36:58 – Favorite MLS signings in 2020: Yimmi, Zelarayan and Katai

45:12 – Rumor central! Modric to DC? Pabon to Miami?

50:42 – Why Atlanta United fans are starting to get a little nervous

56:27 – FC Cincinnati (and their new signing) get some attention in the Mailbag

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Extratime driven by Continental is back for 2020! Your New Year begins with MLS story time featuring Dax McCarty of Nashville SC. Dax goes deep with Andrew Wiebe on Bradenton’s '87 Class (Freddy Adu, Michael Bradley & more), Thierry Henry and Rafa Marquez stories at the Red Bulls, getting chewed out by Oscar Pareja in Dallas and how Jesse Marsch changed the Red Bulls from star power to high pressure.

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3:01 – Dax McCarty’s MLS story time!

7:59 – Bradenton’s Class of 87: Legend of Freddy Adu and Michael Bradley

18:03 – Getting chewed out by Oscar Pareja and making a name at FC Dallas

27:12 – Expansion Draft by the Timbers … Traded to D.C. United then the Red Bulls!

33:15 – Social media, burner accounts and doubt: MLS players and the media

39:15 – Thierry Henry and Rafa Marquez stories in New York

46:35 – How Jesse Marsch made the Red Bulls a pressing juggernaut + trade fallout

53:31 – How many years does Dax have left? How much has MLS changed?

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