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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?

Direct download: ET_043020.mp3
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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?
Direct download: ET_042720.mp3
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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

Direct download: ET_042020.mp3
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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?

Direct download: ET_041620.mp3
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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?

Direct download: ET_041320.mp3
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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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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 4:56pm EDT

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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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 4:46pm EDT

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