ExtraTime, the Official Podcast of Major League Soccer (MLS)

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!

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

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!

Direct download: ETR_predictions_2020.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:22pm EDT

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.

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

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

Direct download: ETR_Eastern_Preview.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 4:45pm EDT

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.

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

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

Direct download: 200220_ETR_Western_Conference_Preview.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 4:58pm EDT

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!

Direct download: CCL_preview_ETR.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 4:05pm EDT

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.

Major League Soccer's long-running podcast Extratime is now available on YouTube, every Monday and Thursday.

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

Direct download: ETR_Feb_13_FINAL.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:21pm EDT

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.

Major League Soccer's long-running podcast Extratime is now available on YouTube, every Monday and Thursday.

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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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:18pm EDT

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.

Major League Soccer's long-running podcast Extratime is now available on YouTube, every Monday and Thursday.

: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?

Direct download: Feb_6_2020_Extratime.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT

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.

Major League Soccer's long-running podcast Extratime is now available on MLS's YouTube channel, every Monday and Thursday.

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?

Direct download: ETR_Feb_3.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:27pm EDT

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