Mon, 28 June 2021
Join the #PlayYourKids movement! After a weekend in which Ricardo Pepi showed he might be MLS’s next big export and a 17-year-old biked in his first pro goal, Andrew, Doyle and Calen sit down to break down MLS Week 10. Plus, our early MVP rankings (Chicharito and Gil at the top), Nani and Orlando City’s run of form, why LAFC isn’t clicking and why San Jose is cratering, FC Cincinnati have hope and three-man backlines are de jour.
4:04 – Managing Nani’s minutes is key to Orlando’s success
7:04 – Celebrating SKC and Daniel Salloi
10:32 – Why LAFC still isn’t clicking
23:49 – Elite weekend for #PlayYourKids and Ricardo Pepi
38:58 – Breaking down San Jose’s rough stretch
50:29 – MVP rankings
54:32 - FC Cincinnati wins back-to-back games!?!?!
1:09:34 – Will someone please sign Kei Kamara?
1:13:48 – Why three-man backlines are becoming a trend
Direct download: 210628_Extratime_Season_11_Episode_49_FULL_SHOW_AUDIO.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:58pm EDT
Thu, 24 June 2021
Caden Clark to Leipzig! Dike is back! Plus, Robbie Rogers and Collin Martin on coming out as a pro athlete
Caden Clark is headed to RB Leipzig. What does it all mean? Plus, reaction from Week 9 and a lookahead to Week 10. Daryl Dike is gonna beast you. That’s just facts. Carlos Vela might be back to MVP level, and that means the world to LAFC. Toronto FC are down in the dumps and Charlie tries to explain why that is and why Raul Ruidiaz chose to Panenka. In the mailbag, which managers are under the most pressure? Most importantly, Robbie Rogers and Collin Martin explain what it’s like to come out as a professional athlete and what we can all do to make soccer safer for LGBTQ+ athletes.
2:38 – Daryl Dike is baaaaaaaack
9:37 – Caden Clark makes unprecedented move to RB Leipzig, what does it mean?
17:46 – MVP-level Carlos Vela is back and LAFC roll
20:03 – Daniel Salloi and Sporting KC are on fire
23:25 – Why is Toronto struggling so badly?
31:18 -– The thought behind the Panenka (according to Charlie Davies)
34:15 – Gass is jacked up for Houston ... despite the blown lead
36:51 – INTERVIEW: Robbie Rogers and Collin Martin explain what it’s like to come out as a professional athlete
1:20:14 – Which managers are under the most pressure?
Direct download: 210624_Extratime_Season_11_Episode_48_FULL_SHOW_AUDIO.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 8:03pm EDT
Mon, 21 June 2021
MLS is back in full force … with a new league for 2022? Early details there and complete breakdown of Week 8 from Doyle, David and Andrew. First up, welcome to Q2 Stadium, Austin FC! The result wasn’t ideal, but the day was for the city and the supporters. The guys ponder whether the club has what it takes to make the postseason in Year 1 and what makes a leisure suit a leisure suit. As one building opened, another closed in Columbus. The guys eulogize/celebrate Crew Stadium in our Continental Tire Celebrating Soccer Moment of the Weekend. Plus, thoughts on new Fire crest, Matt Turner for MVP, Jakob Glesnes AGAIN, Gianluca Busio to Serie A, concern rankings for non-playoff teams and much more.
4:00 – New MLS league will launch for 2022!
10:07 – Welcome to MLS, Q2 Stadium and Austin! Now, how can you make the playoffs?
21:01 – Our best Crew Stadium memories … Celebrating Soccer driven by Continental Tire
29:36 – Thoughts on new Chicago Fire crest
33:44 – Matt Turner for MVP? Revs outlast NYCFC
41:20 – Shield win for Shield leaders, talking Sounders
45:49 – Jakob Glesnes AGAIN!
50:51 – Is Sporting KC going to sell Gianluca Busio?
55:18 – Rapids climb to third in the West! Cole Bassett for USMNT?
1:01:54 – Non-playoff team levels of concern, ranked!
1:10:56 – Jozy Altidore to the Gold Cup? Why Wiebe wants it to happen
Thu, 17 June 2021
How did Mark McKenzie bounce back from his Nations League final gaff? Why did he decide to tackle racism head on? How did he break into the Genk team that qualified for Champions League? What’s the best musical chairs tactic? Andrew, David and Charlie bring you a show with three important conversations. First, Austin FC supporter Jorge Chavez ahead of the opening of Q2 Stadium. Then, McKenzie. Finally, Israel Solomon, who designed the commemorative box and jersey numbers you’ll see this weekend in celebrations of Juneteenth.
2:39 – Does Extratime have a coastal bias???
5:16 – Interview: Jorge Chavez, Austin FC Supporter, on Q2 Stadium
17:50 – What to expect from Austin FC’s stadium opener
19:51– Interview: Mark McKenzie
1:11:20 – Are Houston Dynamo LAFC lite?
1:13:42 – Jim Curtin contract extension
1:14:11 – ESPN+ Games of the Week
1:19:17 – Interview: Israel Solomon on his art and celebrating Juneteenth
1:31:40 – Mailbag
Direct download: 210617_Extratime_Season_11_Episode_46_FULL_SHOW_AUDIO.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:04pm EDT
Mon, 14 June 2021
Mailbag pod! David, Doyle and Calen go through all your tweets, mail and messages, starting with the CanMNT’s business-like win in Haiti. Plus, what do you enjoy more … club soccer or international? Are Austin FC ready for Q2 Stadium? What if Inter Miami traded Rodolfo Pizarro to San Jose for a Matias Almeyda reunion? Could NYCFC finally win a trophy? What’s Christian Pulisic’s best position for the USMNT?
3:55 - Canada looking good in World Cup Qualifying
26:01 - What do you enjoy more: club soccer or international soccer?
31:26 - Austin FC finishes off grueling road trip in great shape
42:06 - Why a Rodolfo Pizarro trade makes sense
46:35 - NYCFC is poised for a breakout when MLS returns from the international break
55:24 - Early picks for Coach of the Year
1:01:24 - What’s Christian Pulisic’s best position for the USMNT?
Direct download: 210614_Extratime_Season_11_Episode_45_FULL_SHOW_AUDIO.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 3:28pm EDT
Thu, 10 June 2021
Charlie Davies is back, and he’s jacked up for a “top bins” show! The guys dig into the USMNT’s convincing win against Costa Rica (LFG Daryl Dike and Brenden Aaronson) then talk MLS All-Star Game presented by Target and the Liga MX vs. MLS format. Who should be Liga MX manager? Who should be All-Stars from around MLS? Plus, D.C. United’s Paul Arriola stops by to help you understand how Liga MX stars will think about the game, why he was “cool as a cucumber during that USA-Mexico game, explain where D.C. United is headed and why it didn’t work out at Swansea.
2:00 - Charlie’s thoughts on USA-Mexico
9:06 - It’s MLS vs Liga MX (FINALLY) for the All-Star Game!
17:32 - Who should coach the Liga MX side in the All-Star Game?
19:39 - Which MLS players should be on this year’s All-Star team?
25:11 - Interview: D.C. United and USMNT winger Paul Arriola
53:01 - Biggest winners from USA - Costa Rica
1:09:56 - Which players should be on the Gold Cup roster?
Direct download: 210610_Extratime_Season_11_Episode_44_FULL_SHOW_AUDIO_1.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:11pm EDT
Mon, 7 June 2021
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The USMNT is BACK! After years wandering in the wilderness, there’s fire in our bellies once again after a Nations League triumph that will live on in the history of the incredible USA-Mexico rivalry. Andrew, Doyle, Calen and David try to make sense of it all. What does this win really mean? Why is Gregg Berhalter the big winner from Nations League? Should Ethan Horvath have a shot at starting? Did Christian Pulisic have a Landon Donovan moment? And … now what? Costa Rica looms, but so does the Gold Cup and World Cup qualifying.
5:39 - What does this win mean for the USMNT? And El Tri…
18:40 - Our favorite moments from a crazy game
28:44 - Evaluating Christian Pulisic’s performance and THAT photo
33:18 - Why Gregg Berhalter is the biggest Nations League winner
38:23 – Doyle’s tactical breakdown of the game
46:48 - Should there be a competition for the No. 1 goalkeeper spot?
52:33 - Which US center backs do you trust?
1:02:00 - What to do with the No. 9 position
1:05:47 - Where was Yunus Musah?
1:10:10 - Evaluating Gio Reyna’s performance
Direct download: 210607_Extratime_Season_11_Episode_43_FULL_SHOW_AUDIO.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:21pm EDT
Fri, 4 June 2021
Hey, a win is a win, right? NOT ON #USMNT TWITTER. Andrew, Doyle, Calen and David gather after a Nations League semifinal win to sort through the first meaningful game for the US men’s national team in 562 days. That’s a long time, and there were some key data points. What does this mean for Gregg Berhalter’s project? What was good and what … wasn’t? What’s next against Mexico?
1:21 - First thoughts on the US win
12:57 - Evaluating the Brooks - McKenzie partnership
17:44 - What did we see from the US attack?
30:40 - Looking ahead to the Final against Mexico
Direct download: 210603_Extratime_Club_and_Country_Season_1_Episode_4_FULL_SHOW_AUDIO.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 12:29pm EDT
Tue, 1 June 2021
Is the loss to Switzerland just a friendly with issues that won’t repeat in the Nations League or Concacaf? Or signs of bigger problems to come? Andrew, David and Calen break it all down – Josh Sargent at the No. 9, DM sans Tyler Adams, centerback pairing etc – then talk Canada ahead of a big World Cup qualifying week in the region. We’ve also got your big-picture takeaways from MLS Week 7, including a developing situation between Jozy Altidore and Toronto FC and sanctions handed down to Inter Miami.
3:59 - Any concern for USMNT after Switzerland loss?
17:46 - Nations League/Honduras preview
24:23 - Check in on Canada & the rest of Concacaf World Cup Qualifying
29:20 - Gianluca Busio breakout game
36:49 - Nico Lodeiro out, concern for Seattle?
40:39 - What’s next for Jozy Altidore and Toronto FC?
53:21 - Djordje Mihailovic and Montreal keep winning
55:54 - MLS sanctions Inter Miami
1:08:31 - Caden Clark scores (again) Red Bulls get impressive win
1:10:49 - Mailbag
Direct download: 210601_Extratime_Season_11_Episode_41_FULL_SHOW_AUDIO.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:32pm EDT