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

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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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:57pm EDT

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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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 6:00pm EDT

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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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:11pm EDT

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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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 9:06pm EDT

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

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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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 6:09pm EDT

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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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 6:41pm EDT

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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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 6:40pm EDT

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