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!

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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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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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