Thu, 25 February 2021
Thierry Henry needed to go home, and now CF Montreal are looking for a new head coach. The guys react to the news of the day, including Gregore to Inter Miami. Remember when the USMNT beat Argentina, Batigol and Simeone at Copa America? By three goals, no less? Cobi Jones joins the guys to remind us all of a legendary moment since forgotten, partake in some classic MLS story time and explain what must change in our game to address racism and inequality. Plus, Gio Savarese talks Timbers, Jeremy Ebobisse and the return of Sebastian Blanco.
1:45 - Thierry Henry steps down as CF Montreal head coach
6:35 - Daryl Dike is tearing it up on loan
11:57 - Inter Miami CF signs Gregore
14:33 - Interview: Cobi Jones on 1995 Copa America, stacked UCLA, Galaxy days
55:09 - USMNT Olympic qualifying roster thoughts
57:18 - Interview: Giovanni Savarese talks Timbers, Ebobisse’s best position
1:12:36 – Mailbag!
Direct download: 210225_ETR_Full_Show_AUDIO.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:42pm EDT
Mon, 22 February 2021
Who are the top five teams in MLS … as of Feb. 22, 2021? Matt Doyle has your answer, while Andrew and David pick apart the list. Plus, reaction to Jordan Morris’ knee injury (and what it means for his World Cup hopes), an interview with noted ETR listener and new CF Montreal forward Bjorn Johnsen and you mail, including Michael Bradley’s USMNT legacy.
2:36 - Jordan Morris injury reaction
9:53 - What do the Sounders do now?
12:01 - Who are the Top 5 teams in MLS right now?
33:51 - Interview: Bjorn Johnsen
1:03:54 - Mailbag
Direct download: 210222_ETR_Full_Show_AUDIO.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:29pm EDT
Thu, 18 February 2021
Thierry Henry to Bournemouth? The guys ponder the latest rumors around CF Montreal’s manager. Could the Championship be in his future? What can Henry show with Montreal if he stays in MLS? Plus, why Wiebe says Chicharito ought to get a pass for a nightmarish 2020, we play free-agent matchmaker, break down potential destinations for Frankie Amaya and imagine better times in the Mailbag.
5:11 – Thierry Henry to Bournemouth? Does it make sense?
17:17 – One potential coaching replacement if Henry leaves
20:16 – Can CF Montreal build on their 2020 season?
24:20 – Should Chicharito get a pass for nightmarish 2020?
33:31 – Predicting Chicharito’s goal total for 2021…
36:36 – Free Agent matchmaker
47:07 – Breaking down the Frankie Amaya trade rumors
56:38 – Why hasn’t the USL to MLS pathway happened more?
1:00:58 – Mailbag
Direct download: 210218_Full_Show_AUDIO.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:43pm EDT
Tue, 16 February 2021
Pato? The duck … or the Brazilian striker? Matt Doyle and David Gass break down the news then dig into the biggest transfer needs around MLS. They are joined by “beat writer for the world” Julia Poe of the Orlando Sentinel. She guides the guys through recent events in Orlando, from the Alexandre Pato signing to the purpose of the Daryl Dike loan to Barnsley. Finally, Doyle and Gass debate whether a former MLSer could win the UEFA Champions League this year, and examine the USMNT depth chart.
1:32 – An ETR shoutout from Montreal’s new signing
4:27 - Which teams have the most work to do this offseason?
10:44 - Interview: Orlando Sentinel’s Julia Poe on Pato and Dike
26:37 - Will the Pato signing be a success for Orlando City?
31:46 - Atlanta trades Eric Remedi to San Jose
36:15 – Quick-hit signings and transfer rumors from around MLS
38:09 - Will an MLS product win the UEFA Champions League this season?
45:21 - Deep dive on the current USMNT depth chart
1:00:50 - Mailbag
Direct download: 210216_ETR_Full_Show_AUDIO.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:17pm EDT
Thu, 11 February 2021
Did you know the MLS season starts on April 17? Does Lucho Acosta to FC Cincinnati sound like a good idea? Who is new DP Tomas Pochettino and how does he change Austin FC? The guys tackle those questions, then turn to Felipe Cardenas (The Athletic) for more on the South America-to-MLS pipeline and Gabriel Heinze’s Atlanta United. Plus, CCL draw reaction, thoughts on the new US Open Cup format and a must-listen interview with Tony Sanneh on a career that took him from the Twin Cities to the Champions League.
5:25 - Lucho Acosta to FC Cincinnati?
12:28 - Cristian Pavon back to LA Galaxy?
14:40 - Austin FC signs Tomas Pochettino
19:54 - Nashville SC signs CJ Sapong
22:16 - INTERVIEW: Felipe Cardenas (The Athletic)
44:15 - CCL Bracketology
54:50 - Thoughts on the new U.S. Open Cup format
59:40 - INTERVIEW: Tony Sanneh, Big Cat on his incredible career
1:36:59 – Mailbag: Best taping location of all-time
Direct download: 210211_ETR_Full_Show_AUDIO.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:57pm EDT
Mon, 8 February 2021
Big news day in MLS. The 2021 season is on, and FC Cincinnati are the headline makers. Signing Brenner, Sao Paolo’s 21-year-old goalscorer, would be a signal of intent (and ambition). And what might Jaap Stam’s team look like with Pity Martinez alongside him? TBD. Also in Monday’s show, pluses and minuses of the new Concacaf Champions League format, Nacho Piatti, Atlanta United’s roster and more in the mailbag.
2:21 - FC Cincinnati reportedly sign Brenner from Sao Paolo
14:29 - Would an MLS return make sense for Pity Martinez?
19:09 - New Concacaf Champions League format
39:44 - Ignacio Piatti back to MLS?
46:25 - Evaluating Atlanta United’s current roster situation
51:24 - Mailbag
Direct download: 210208_ETR_Full_Show_Audio.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 10:42pm EDT
Thu, 4 February 2021
USMNT manager Gregg Berhalter joins the Extratime guys to talk about the strengths of the player pool, growing respect for Americans in Europe, golden generation vs. first wave and misinterpretations of the False 9. Plus, Jon Arnold (The Striker Texas) jumps on to explain what FC Dallas will do with the Bryan Reynolds transfer and whether the Homegrown pipeline is set to keep producing. Stick around for offseason winners, the state of Sporting KC and FC Cincinnati’s roster builds and more!
2:01 - Thoughts on Philly’s new kit
4:00 - Cyle Larin, Jonathan David, Tim Weah … Concacaf abroad
7:07 – INTERVIEW: Gregg Berhalter on the player pool, respect in Europe and a busy 2021
29:15 - State of Sporting KC’s roster build
34:39 - State of FC Cincinnati’s roster build
41:41 - Biggest offseason winners from Doyle, Wiebe and Gass
52:50 – INTERVIEW: Jon Arnold talks FC Dallas transfers, Homegrowns and MLS in Texas
53:33 - What will FC Dallas do with the Bryan Reynolds money?
1:06:38 - Houston Dynamo + Carlos Salcedo? Where are the Dynamo headed?
1:09:21 – Austin FC tracking well for expansion season
1:12:37 - Quick hits on transfers around MLS
1:17:57 – Jesus Ferreira in the Mailbag
Direct download: 210204_ETR_Full_Show_AUDIO.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 7:47pm EDT
Mon, 1 February 2021
Is this a Golden Era for the USMNT … or just the first wave? The guys ponder the big questions as they break down a January camp romp led by Jesus Ferreira, Jonathan Lewis and Paul Arriola. How might Gregg Berhalter’s tactics (and lineup) differ against elite competition? Could Matt Turner really the best shot-stopper in MLS history? Does Barnsley make sense for Daryl Dike? What’s next for Aaron Long? Where could Jozy Altidore go if those transfer rumors were true? Plus, much-needed serotonin in the Mailbag.
2:49 - Jesus Ferreira is BACK … but what about with FC Dallas?
7:18 - What did Doyle take away from the game
11:28 - Thoughts on Sam Vines’ performance/future
15:14 - How will the USMNT style change against better opposition?
19:30 - Jonathan Lewis wins a spot and balls out
20:39 - Matt Turner: Best pure shot-stopper in MLS history?
28:09 - Arriola to Swansea? Best position long-term?
33:02 – Is this a Golden Era for USMNT/Americans abroad?
37:50 - Daryl Dike to Barnsley on loan?!
42:46 - Aaron Long: What’s next?
49:21 - Chris Richards loaned from Bayern Munich to Hoffenheim
51:23 - Jozy Altidore to the Olympics! Plus, transfer rumors?
55:54 - Crew sign Perry Kitchen, Timbers defender rumors
57:40 - Mailbag
Direct download: 210201_ETR_Full_Show_AUDIO.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 4:49pm EDT