Thu, 27 May 2021
Clint Dempsey + Charlie Davies = ??? … The guys tackle the big questions first with Mr. National TV himself, then turn to the USMNT’s friendly in Switzerland. Just as importantly, it’s the last full weekend of MLS for awhile. Who are the winners, losers and those stuck in between from the season’s opening burst? Has Austin FC hit an expansion wall? What are the ESPN+ Game of the Week? Why is Charlie FaceTiming us when he’s supposed to be on the show? All the big, important questions answered ahead of Week 7!
2:50 – MLS prediction regrets
6:51 – USMNT v Switzerland Preview
18:14 – What to expect from Charlie and Clint Dempsey on the same studio show
22:11 – Who are the winners of the season so far in MLS? NYCFC & LA Galaxy
25:04 – LAFC in … purgatory
32:00 – Are the Philadelphia Union as good as they were in 2020? Better? Worse?
37:24 – Has Austin FC hit a wall?
42:40 – ESPN+ Games of the Week
53:45 – Djordje is out for revenge against Chicago
1:01:01 – Fantasy picks: Who is primed for a big weekend?
1:05:58 – Mailbag (a.k.a. We don’t talk about Nashville enough)
Direct download: 210527_Extratime_Season_11_Episode_40_FULL_SHOW_AUDIO.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:03pm EDT
Wed, 26 May 2021
Can the USMNT win a World Cup? Why not? Zack Steffen is not talking about ever … he’s talking soon! The Man City and US No. 1 joins the guys for a very special Club & Country driven by Continental Tire interview ahead of the Champions League final. Plus, Mo Edu helps Andrew and Dave break down Gregg Berhalter’s 23-man Nations League roster and Concacaf expert Jon Arnold previews the rest of the field.
5:38 - Nations League Roster Reaction with Maurice Edu
6:05 - Daryl Dike snubbed! Why and what’s next?
9:52 - Why there are separate Nations League and Gold Cup squads
19:33 - Who partners John Brooks at center back?
26:16 - D-Mid depth chart
31:08 - What’s success for the USMNT in Nations League?
33:42 - Interview: Zack Steffen on the Champions League Final and the USMNT’s World Cup Goals
1:02:51 - Interview: Jon Arnold previewing the other teams in the Nations League Finals
1:15:59 – Mailbag … Biggest USMNT snub of all-time?
Direct download: 210525_Extratime_Club_and_Country_Season_1_Episode_3_FULL_SHOW_AUDIO.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 4:10pm EDT
Mon, 24 May 2021
OK, the Sounders are top of the heap, but who’s next? Andrew, David and Calen take a hard look at the results, the table and the ceilings of the contenders and try to name MLS’s No. 2 team. Plus, FC Cincinnati and the Fire know something is better than nothing … and they both got something this weekend for the first time this month: three points. The guys also talk Daryl Dike’s future and much more!
4:42 - Talking about THAT Romell Quioto miss
8:28 - Who is the second best team in the West?
14:16 - The case for SKC
15:27 - The case for LAFC
19:29 - The case for Portland
25:40 - Why the Revs are the second best team in the league
34:07 - Orlando has the look of an MLS Cup contender
44:59 - Lucas Zelarayan puts the Crew on his back
47:46 - Chicago, Cincinnati get their first wins of the season
54:52 - Respect Rubio Rubin!
1:05:02 - Mailbag
Direct download: 210524_Extratime_Season_11_Episode_39_FULL_SHOW_AUDIO.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:17pm EDT
Thu, 20 May 2021
Signing Brazillian wonderkids is just what MLS teams do now. At least it seems that way after NYCFC made a huge splash by signing 18-year-old Talles Magno. David Gass and Charlie Davies break down what the signing says about MLS’ current place in the global transfer market, and how the exciting young forward will help NYCFC this season.
Then, Timbers midfielder Eryk Williamson stops by to tell us whether it’s trophy or bust for Portland this year, and to let us know if he’s taken anything a little bit personally in the last week.
We finish off the show with a full-scale weekend preview including the marquee Sunday matchup between Seattle and Atlanta, our ESPN+ games of the week, our fantasy picks, and the mailbag.
4:37 - NYCFC sign Brazilian wonderkid
12:39 - Minnesota sign Franco Fragapane
19:15 - Interview: Portland Timbers Midfielder Eryk Williamson
33:22 - Is it trophy or bust for Portland this year?
39:23 - Chicago Fire FC vs Inter Miami CF Preview
42:01 - The Supporters’ Shield is the Sounders’ to lose
48:09 - Why this weekend is a great test for Austin FC
53:24 - ESPN+ Games of the Week
1:01:50 - Fantasy Picks
1:03:52 - Mailbag
Direct download: 210520_Extratime_Season_11_Episode_38_FULL_SHOW_AUDIO.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:03pm EDT
Mon, 17 May 2021
We're a month into the season and that means it's time for some way-too-early predictions! Which teams off to hot starts are here to stay? Who are you picking for MVP?
The guys also break down FC Cincinnati's wild game to open TQL stadium, debate whether it's time to be a little bit worried about Columbus, and explain why Seattle is the only team currently passing the "eye test."
3:17 - Atlanta welcomes back a huge crowd
10:53 - Minnesota is on a roll
14:12 - Miami spoils Cincy’s new stadium opener
25:30 - Seattle is on a different level than the rest of the league
37:49 - Contender or Pretender? Which clubs off to hot starts will keep it up?
54:14 - MVP Predictions after a month of soccer
1:13:48 - Mailbag
Direct download: 210516_Extratime_Season_11_Episode_37_FULL_SHOW_AUDIO_2.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:01pm EDT
Thu, 13 May 2021
Midweek MLS is back, plus there's a busy weekend ahead! Andrew, Charlie and David break down all the results and look ahead to the weekend. Chicharito! Austin FC! FC Cincinnati's new home at TQL Stadium! Better than Bob Bowl (Seattle-LAFC) to finish the weekend!
As part of Soccer For All week, New York Red Bulls captain Sean Davis joins Andrew Wiebe to discuss his background as an Asian American, the way racism has impacted his family and explain why it's so important to amplify and support Asian voices and perspectives in order to #StopAsianHate in the United States.
3:20 - Roldan brothers rescue the Sounders
9:01 - Seattle vs LAFC Preview
17:20 - Did Philly steal 3 points from New England?
29:22 - Why Toronto FC has the highest ceiling in MLS
33:24 - Columbus rebrand
39:38 - What’s at stake for FC Cincinnati as they open their new stadium?
50:15 - Interview: Sean Davis on #StopAsianHate
Direct download: 210513_Extratime_Season_11_Episode_36_FULL_SHOW_AUDIO.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:25pm EDT
Wed, 12 May 2021
Nick Firchau is back in the ETR fold to tell a story about soccer that's much bigger than the game itself. Power soccer changes kids' lives, and this special podcast is part of Soccer For All week at MLS!
Direct download: MLS_Works_Power_Soccer_V2_With_Intro.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:14pm EDT
Mon, 10 May 2021
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Who is the MLS G.O.A.T.? Chris Wondolowski, of course. MLS’s all-time leading goalscorer does it again, his goals and the Quakes win a no-doubter for the Celebrating Soccer Moment of the Weekend presented by Continental Tire. The guys celebrate Wondo’s greatness, then turn to the rest of Week 4: another big Chicharito performance and Galaxy win in El Trafico, panic time in Minnesota, Josef’s goal and Inter Miami vs. Atlanta, PK insanity in Seattle and Geoff Cameron/FC Cincinnati! Plus, the 22 Under 22 Team of the Week (Red Bulls) and much more!
8:08 – Chris Wondolowski is the G.O.A.T.
23:38 – El Trafico! Chicharito leads Galaxy to huge W
34:10 – It’s time to panic in Minnesota
43: 16 – Who’s better right now: Atlanta or Miami?
50:55 – Cascadia Cup: VAR insanity as Sounders win
1:04:39 – Would Geoff Cameron be good for FC Cincinnati?
1:13:08 – Mailbag!
Direct download: 210510_Extratime_Season_11_Episode_35_FULL_SHOW_AUDIO.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:16pm EDT
Thu, 6 May 2021
Chicharito on ETR! Ahead of El Trafico, the guys chat with the El Tri legend and ponder Carlos Vela’s status as well as the stakes for this edition of the rivalry. In CCL, free space may be disappointment, but Jim Curtin and the Union are making up for MLS’s quarterfinal woes. Plus, previews for all six national TV games and our ESPN+ Games of the Weekend!
5:17 - CCL recap, Jim Curtin isn’t backing down!
17:14 - El Trafico Preview
21:12 - Interview: Chicharito on El Trafico, his childhood friend Carlos Vela & his mindset toward life
43:05 - FC Dallas vs Houston Dynamo FC start the battle for Copa de Tejas
47:55 - Orlando City SC vs NYCFC: Who is the realest?
53:52 - Inter Miami CF vs Atlanta United FC: Rivalry or nah?
1:01:01 - Portland Timbers vs Seattle Sounders FC: Can the juggernaut be stopped?
1:06:25 – Sporting KC vs. Austin FC: Matt Besler’s return
1:08:48 - ESPN+ Games of the Week
1:13:13 - Mailbag
Direct download: 210506_Extratime_Season_11_Episode_34_FULL_SHOW_AUDIO.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 8:42pm EDT
Mon, 3 May 2021
Soooooo we were wrong about the Sounders? After Week 3, Andrew, David, Doyle and Calen revisit their predictions for a mulligan or two, starting with the MLS Cup and Shield creds of Seattle, who waxed the Galaxy on Sunday. Plus, we take a closer look at what’s going wrong in Minnesota (3 Ls), award David Ochoa and Real Salt Lake the Celebrating Soccer Moment of the Weekend presented by Continental Tire, express concern (and hope!) for Nashville after zero wins in three home games, preview El Trafico/wonder what’s up with Carlos Vela and confirm for all wondering that the Revs are good.
3:17 - Are the Sounders the Best Team in MLS?
12:48 - What’s Gone Wrong in Minnesota?
25:34 - Did We Badly Underestimate Real Salt Lake?
34:38 - Concern for Nashville After 0 Wins in 3 Home Games?
41:17 - El Trafico Preview … What’s up with Carlos Vela?
54:51 - How Good Are the Revs?
1:06:14 - CCL Preview
1:16:38 - Mailbag
Direct download: 210502_Extratime_Season_11_Episode_33_FULL_SHOW_AUDIO.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:24pm EDT