Wed, 31 March 2021
Club & Country: Best USMNT XI, Canada's WCup chances & convos w/ Sebastian Lletget and Herculez Gomez
Big year, new pod! Introducing Extratime: Club & Country driven by Continental Tire, where we’ll exclusively cover the international game in 2021. World Cup qualifying. Nations League. Gold Cup. Copa America. Euros. Every last game, story and headline. On this pod, Andrew, Dave and Doyle react to the USMNT’s two friendly wins, take a closer look at Canada’s World Cup chances, go Concacafin’, debate the USMNT’s Nations’ League Best XI and chat with Herculez Gomez (ESPN, Futbol Americas) and Sebastian Lletget (USMNT goalscorer extraordinaire).
3:10 - 2021 International Soccer Calendar
4:23 - What we’re most excited for in 2021…
6:09 - Recapping the USMNT’s wins vs Jamaica and Northern Ireland
25:14 - Breaking down Canada’s start to World Cup Qualifying
29:30 - Concacafin’ with David Gass! Everything you need to know about the region
37:55 - Interview: Herculez Gomez on Jozy as USMNT No. 9, Chicharito for Mexico and more
58:56 - Picking a USMNT Best XI for the Nations League
1:12:40 - Interview: Sebastian Lletget on Berhalter’s vision, his place in the team & Eurosnobs (?!?)
Mon, 29 March 2021
Olympic qualifying failure! Again?!? How? Why? ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!? Andrew, Doyle and David spar over the fact that the US U-23s are, for the third straight time, fell short in a bid to compete for a medal and represent the United States in Tokyo. Thankfully, the USWNT will pick up the slack. Once the yelling is done and emotions settle, it’s time for four more season previews. What will CF Montreal be without Thierry Henry? Can the Revs win MLS Cup? Are FC Dallas for real … or still just a little short? Is another Shield enough for Carlos Vela and LAFC?
3:17 – A personal message #StopAsianHate
8:00 - Olympic Qualifying failure deep dive
34:29 - Montreal Season Preview
46:17 - New England Revolution Season Preview
57:07 - FC Dallas Season Preview
1:07:39 - LAFC Season Preview
1:18:08 - Mailbag
Thu, 25 March 2021
The 2021 MLS schedule is out! The guys are hyped, but there is also substance. We know the size of the playoff field, and we know most games occur between conference foes. Andrew explains why that’s not a forever thing and why it also means every single game matters more than ever before. Meanwhile, Dave is jacked for Heineken Rivalry Week, and Doyle says making MLS more easily accessible is a huge win for the game and the league.
Then it’s on to season previews! Are Inter Miami title contenders or will David Beckham and Co. have to be patient? Is there another gear to Nashville SC? Do the Whitecaps have enough to get into the playoffs? Are the Rapids ready to take the next step? Finally, we name our top five No. 10s in MLS!
3:03 - The schedule is out! Here’s what we’re excited for/matters
20:06 - Why the Supporters’ Shield shouldn’t have an asterisk
27:09 - Inter Miami Season Preview
39:21 - Nashville SC Season Preview
51:19 - Vancouver Whitecaps FC Season Preview
1:03:44 - Colorado Rapids Season Preview
1:14:57 - Top Five No. 10s in MLS
Mon, 22 March 2021
Who is the best No. 9 in MLS? Josef? Gyasi? Ruidiaz? Chicharito? Pulido? Other? Calen Carr gives his Top 5 (1:12:17) after the guys dig through Concacaf Olympic qualifying and four more 2021 season previews. First up, Minnesota United, who are a Top 3 team in the West according to Doyle and have Bebelo Reynoso to thank for it. Meanwhile, Wiebe is rooting for the Fire to ditch the Keystone Cops routine, the Red Bulls are going all-in on the press but the year isn’t 2016 or 2018 and Chicharito definitely isn’t the most interesting thing about the Galaxy. That’d be 18-year-old playmaker Efra Alvarez, currently in a tug of war between the US and Mexico.
4:36 – Atlanta United … get their CB!
7:24 – Shoutout to didychrislito, your eMLS Cup Champion
9:02 – USMNT Olympic Qualifying! Does the Mexico game matter?
16:00 – Minnesota United FC Season Preview
32:24 – Chicago Fire FC Season Preview
44:59 – New York Red Bulls Season Preview
56:37 – LA Galaxy Season Preview
1:12:17 – Top Five No. 9s in MLS
Thu, 18 March 2021
Daryl Dike, two goals and another Barnsley win. You know the drill. The guys can’t help but be a little giddy, especially because Dike was also called in to Gregg Berhalter’s USMNT side. Andrew, David and Doyle react to the 26 names who were called up, rip apart (with the help of the Gio Reyna hive) Andrew’s starting XI against Jamaica and wonder how Berhalter might learn from the two games. Plus, our season previews roll on with deep dives on Real Salt Lake, Seattle Sounders, D.C. United and Toronto FC!
5:09 - Daryl Dike refuses to stop scoring
16:26 - USMNT roster reactions
29:22 - Real Salt Lake Season Preview
40:55 - Seattle Sounders Season Preview
53:09 - D.C. United Season Preview
1:06:15 - Toronto FC Season Preview
1:17:51 – Doyle and Gass under fire in the Mailbag
Mon, 15 March 2021
Calen is back to kick off Extratime’s 2021 MLS season previews! First up, should Orlando City pull the trigger on a $10 million offer for Daryl Dike? Well, that depends. Then it’s on to four team capsules: FC Cincinnati, Orlando City, Houston Dynamo and Sporting KC. Andrew sets the scene with 2021 haikus, and the guys hit all the big topics … biggest signings, star watch, 22 Under 22 to watch, worst-case scenarios and, of course, predictions. This year we’re giving you a full 10 minutes for each club. Finally, The Call Up’s Susannah Collins and Jillian Sakovits also roll through for some laughs, and you know we’re here for that!
2:58 - $10 million??? Should Orlando cash in on Daryl Dike?
13:58 - FC Cincinnati Team Preview
27:13 - Orlando City Team Preview
39:43 - Houston Dynamo Team Preview
49:32 - Sporting KC Team Preview
1:00:06 - Here for This! Extratime x Call Up Collab
1:18:26 - Mailbag
Thu, 11 March 2021
Which home openers and Week 1 matches have you jacked up? Andrew, David and Doyle give their takes, name the top box-to-box midfielders and goalkeepers in MLS then welcome a big guest. Bruce Arena calls in to give his take on the state of the national team, and go line by line over the Revolution’s 2021 prospects. What should the USMNT expectations for 2022 and 2026 look like? Should the Revs be considered an MLS Cup favorite? You’ll learn something, and walk away with more to think about.
4:35 – Schedule is out! Home openers we can’t wait to watch…
22:01 - Lucho Acosta to FC Cincinnati, is he enough of a difference-maker?
25:29 – Doyle names his Top 5 box-to-box midfielders in MLS
36:48 - INTERVIEW: Bruce Arena on Revs, Covid and USMNT in 2022 and 2026
1:10:40 – Gass names his Top 5 Goalkeepers in MLS
1:16:34 – MAILBAG! MLS highlights as NFTs…
Mon, 8 March 2021
Would you get MLS Cup ink? Lucas Zelarayan did, and Andrew, David and Doyle ponder what would get them on the table. Meanwhile, the Crew just keep getting better. The guys give their thoughts on yet another impact signing for Columbus, take a look at the BetMGM MLS Cup odds -- let’s just say we’d rearrange things a little -- and wonder whether Rafael Santos Borre really fits with Toronto FC. Plus, Steve Zakuani joins the show to talk Sounders in 2021 and the name the top five wingers in MLS.
3:03 - Lucas Zelarayan’s new ink
11:08 - Columbus Crew SC make another signing, keep getting better
18:20 - Early picks to win MLS Cup
20:22 - Toronto FC linked with Rafael Santos Borre
27:32 - Steve Zakuani joins the show
33:45 - What’s next for the Sounders in 2021?
42:42 - Steve’s Top 5 wingers in MLS
50:30 - Top 5 Centerbacks in MLS
58:02 - Americans tear it up yet again in Europe
1:03:54 - Mailbag
Thu, 4 March 2021
Who is the best defensive midfielder in MLS? What about fullback? Legend de Foot Patrice Bernier helps Andrew and David settle on top fives for both positions, plus have some laughs during MLS story time. Get the behind-the-scenes take on Montreal’s CCL final run, Didier Drogba’s time in MLS, Thierry Henry’s personality as a head coach and much more from Quebec’s own in Bernier. Plus, Daryl Dike’s continued success, Freddy Montero and the Sounders and Atlanta United miss out on a central defender.
4:07 – What are the odds Daryl Dike comes back to Orlando City
11:37 – Is Freddy Montero a good fit for the Sounders?
13:32 - Lautaro Gianetti transfer to Atlanta is off
15:29 - Carlos Salcedo to Houston has legs
19:46 – Remembering Cameron Porter/CCL final, Didier Drogba and the Montreal glory days w/ Patrice Bernier
52:47 – Who are the top five D-Mids in MLS for 2021?
1:03:26 – Who are the top five fullbacks in MLS for 2021?
1:10:12 – MAILBAG: MLS Cup duck + Best players to never score an MLS goal
Mon, 1 March 2021
Which players will “break out” in 2021? David makes his picks (almost at random) and Andrew says the most improved team of 2021 will be Atlanta United. Real Salt Lake assistant GM and long-time right back Tony Beltran stops by to explain how the club is dealing with ownership limbo and tell stories from the MLS Cup and CCL glory days. Plus, Evan Ream gives and update and context on Sacramento’s expansion bid.
3:50 - Predicting Breakout Players of 2021
19:35 - The most improved team in 2021 will be ________
21:57 - Which teams will regress in 2021?
24:39 - Interview: Evan Ream
32:11 - Interview: Tony Beltran
1:01:28 - Real Salt Lake’s 2021 outlook
1:04:37 - Mailbag