Fri, 30 July 2021
It was an epic night in Concacaf as the USMNT battled their way to the final and Mexico broke Canadian hearts. Andrew, Charlie, Calen and David burn the midnight oil to talk Gold Cup: Tajon Buchanan's rising price tag, Canada's rising place in Concacaf, Gyasi Zardes' (and Daryl Dike's) place in the No. 9 hierarchy, Turner vs. Steffen in goal and a full final preview.
Plus, thoughts on the Mark-Anthony Kaye blockbuster, Austin FC's new No. 9 (we think?) and a look at Friday's ESPN games.
2:40 - Quick thoughts on Canada's semifinal loss
7:38 - Celebrating Tajon Buchanan’s breakout tournament
15:54 - Is Canada now the third best team in Concacaf?
18:58 - First thoughts on the US’ win over Qatar
28:17 - What is the US No. 9 depth chart?
34:26 - Who starts in goal for the USMNT in World Cup Qualifying?
44:40 - What changes do you expect from the US for the final?
47:32 - Does the US win the Gold Cup?
56:25 - Breaking down the Mark-Anthony Kaye trade
1:01:42 - Is Sebastian Driussi the missing piece for Austin FC?
1:04:51 - Where does the Atlanta - Orlando rivalry stand?
1:09:50 - LA - Portland: Which U22 signing will be more impactful?
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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 2:45am EST
Mon, 26 July 2021
Yes, we’re talking about Atlanta again … but mostly just to break down Kanye West’s hilarious/awesome (???) appearance at this weekend’s game against the Crew. Columbus won, and Caleb Porter joined the “Are you watching the games or just looking at the stats?” movement. Plus, choooooo chooooooo all aboard the Ricardo Pepi hype train, NYCFC with the five finger slap to Orlando’s face, New England takes over the Shield lead and Carles Gil challenges the single-season assist record and the Timbers’ challenging season.
5:49 - Kanye West living at Mercedes Benz Stadium?!?!?
10:27 - Are Atlanta showing any signs of improvement?
14:55 - It isn’t pretty, but Columbus are finding ways to get points
22:36 - Thiago Almada would be a huge signing for ATLUTD
25:40 - Is Sebastian Driussi the missing piece for Austin FC?
30:22 - Ricardo Pepi is on fire! Why he could shatter an MLS transfer record
45:17 - Was it a statement win for NYCFC?
51:02 - Sporting KC takes down Seattle in impressive road win
52:49 - New England takes over the Shield lead...but will they lose Tajon Buchanan to Europe?
59:01 - Are injuries to blame for Portland’s struggles?
1:03:53 - Nashville SC, Hany Mukhtar keep rolling
1:05:21 - Toronto FC get a much-needed win
1:07:26 - Real Salt Lake continues to dominate the Rocky Mountain Cup
1:08:52 - Vancouver!! The ‘Caps get another good result against LAFC
1:10:18 - Is Inter Miami’s draw an improvement?
1:11:20 - Mailbag
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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:03pm EST
Mon, 26 July 2021
The guys get together after the final whistle to talk USMNT and CanMNT wins in the Gold Cup!
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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 2:06am EST
Thu, 22 July 2021
Are Inter Miami the worst expansion build of all-time? Plus, Felipe Cardenas explains what happened in ATL
Soooooo what happened in Atlanta? The Athletic’s Felipe Cardenas calls in to take Andrew and David behind the scenes of a rapid and somewhat unexpected divorce. Plus, Inter Miami are in their own downward spiral, and Tom Bogert has the latest on the parade of transfers (and transfer rumors) in MLS.
5:15 - Miami is in a downward spiral, is there any way out?
16:03 – Quick thoughts on all the Wednesday action
22:20 - Felipe Cardenas (The Athletic) on what went wrong for Gabriel Heinze and Atlanta
48:57 - Tom Bogert on LAFC’s new striker, Tajon Buchanan’s future, Mueller’s Scotland move
1:11:49 - Previewing the US and Canada’s Gold Cup Quarterfinal matches
1:20:29 - Mailbag
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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:03pm EST
Mon, 19 July 2021
All MLS, all Week 13! First up, Gabriel Heinze’s abrupt departure from Atlanta United. Andrew, Doyle and David break down why it happened now, what’s happened to the Five Stripes project – from MLS Cup to chaos – and what (or who) comes next. Plus, the Invincibles are no more, Hany Mukhtar is the Nashville Messi, Montreal is inspirational (and we were wrong), Jozy is BACK and Gianluca Busio has a big number attached to his name.
1:10 - Quick thoughts on El Salvador - Mexico
5:25 - Which conference has been better in MLS this year?
8:22 - Gabriel Heinze out as Atlanta manager, we dig in on what went wrong
20:10 -Who should Atlanta hire now?
32:59 - Seattle’s unbeaten streak finally ends
37:11 - Hany Mukhtar goes full Messi, Nashville blows out Chicago
41:10 - Making sense of that bonkers Montreal - Cincinnati game
47:55 - JOZY. IS. BACK. Why Toronto is primed for a huge second half of the season comeback
51:13 - Vancouver gets a much-needed win!
54:42 - FC Dallas shows signs of progress, Sebastian Blanco back for Portland
57:16 - LAFC looking much better, David Ochoa balls out
1:05:56 - Gianluca Busio’s Italy move draws ever closer
1:08:45 - Columbus has disappointed this year
1:10:00 - Taty Castellanos is the key to NYCFC’s season
1:14:15 - Mailbag
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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:40pm EST
Sun, 18 July 2021
The guys gather at the final whistle for a quick reaction to the USMNT's 1-0 win against Canada to conclude Gold Cup Group B.
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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 9:15pm EST
Fri, 16 July 2021
Nobody’s had a more magical, life-changing year than Daryl Dike! He was at it again as the USMNT swept past Martinique in the Gold Cup. Andrew, Charlie, Doyle and David sort through the performance, including Eryk Williamson’s big night and James Sands opportunity going forward. What will Gregg Berhalter do against Canada? And John Herdman against the US, for that matter? Plus, we fill out an ETR All-Star ballot and breaking news in Atlanta! Josef Martinez is training by himself, and Gabriel Heinze isn’t budging.
0:40 - Instant reactions to the USMNT’s big win
7:38 - Daryl Dike dominates once again
11:11 - Thoughts on 3-4-3 formation
14:05 - Eryk Williamson certainly impressed
18:27 -What did Matthew Hoppe show?
19:56 - How should the US set up against Canada?
22:18 - What does this third group game mean for Canada
28:50 - Picking the USMNT lineup to face Canada
39:30 - News and notes from around the Gold Cup
41:44 - Trouble in Atlanta? What’s going on with Josef Martinez and Gabriel Heinze?
56:55 - Filling out the Extratime All-Star ballot
1:06:11 - Homegrown player sales galore! Breaking down the move for Tanner Tessmann
1:08:17 - Why so many young Americans are going to Europe right now
1:14:28 – Mailbag!
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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 12:58pm EST
Mon, 12 July 2021
Three points is three points, but the USMNT left something to be desired in their Gold Cup opener. Andrew, Charlie, Doyle and David have your US-Haiti reaction – which players impressed and which players … didn’t, Gianluca Busio’s debut, Dike vs. Gyasi (or both!) at forward and the what they’d like to see aganst Martinique – plus Canada’s big win and a disaster for El Tri.
1:26 - US - Haiti breakdown
6:31 - Which USMNT players impressed?
11:19 - Did Gianluca Busio earn a starting spot for the rest of the tournament?
17:06 - The Miles Robinson - Walker Zimmerman pairing looked good
18:50 - James Sands was a difference-maker off the bench
20:01 - How far up the depth chart did Shaq Moore move?
20:58 - Should the US experiment more with a 3-5-2
30:47 - Is a 2-striker setup a viable option?
34:00 - Evaluating Sam Vines' performance
43:12 - How should the US approach game 2?
48:13 - Canada - Martinique breakdown
50:46 - Tajon Buchanan balled out
54:20 - Should Mexico be worried after drawing Trinidad & Tobago?
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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 1:34am EST
Thu, 8 July 2021
Sounders ... Invincibles? Plus, Gold Cup preview w/ Herc Gomez! Why the pressure is all on Mexico...
Midweek MLS breakdown and Gold Cup preview w/ Herculez Gomez and Jon Arnold! What more could you want? First up, Andrew, David and Charlie dig into Week 12. Can the Sounders run the table without a loss? More importantly, how are they doing this with three Best XI players out? Plus, the interim bump is real for Toronto, Bruce Arena sounds off and the Fire might just be turning a corner. Then it’s time to talk Gold Cup, specifically whether it even matters if the USMNT win the tournament. We say no, then lay out a checklist for Gregg Berhalter, talk Canada and their goals and Herc explains why all the pressure is on El Tri. Arnold gives his stories to watch (Suriname, Haiti and Central America), too!
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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 4:16pm EST
Tue, 6 July 2021
What happens when you lose 7-1 and drop to the bottom of the standings? You lose your job. The big news in MLS from the weekend was three-fold: 1) Chris Armas is out in Toronto 2) Lower.com Field is a revelation and 3) all aboard the Ricardo Pepi hype train. Andrew, David, Doyle and Calen break down all the headlines from Week 11. What’s next for Toronto FC? Are D.C. United turning the corner? Did Charlotte hire the next big thing in MLS coaching? Do Sporting KC deserve more respect? Did Hassani Dotson really propose on the field?
5:17 - Crew, Revs, treat fans to great game in Lower.com Field opener
18:48 - What went down at MLS Next Cup
23:54 - Chris Armas is out, what’s next for Toronto FC?
41:19 - D.C. United is rounding into form
47:46 - Charlotte FC reportedly hires first manager
51:18 - Are we giving SKC enough respect?
59:46 - Austin FC gets first home win
1:01:38 - Statement wins from Nashville and the Red Bulls
1:11:29 - Ricardo Pepi is on fire...will he play for the US or Mexico?
1:19:45 - Mailbag
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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:17pm EST
Thu, 1 July 2021
USMNT Gold Cup roster reaction! Who should start? Who was snubbed? Plus, Tom Bogert on the open transfer window
USMNT Gold Cup reaction from roster spots 1-23 with Charlie Davies! What’s the best XI Gregg Berhalter can field? Why isn’t Julian Araujo in the squad? Who can push into the World Cup qualifying team? Plus, Ayo Akinola commits to Canada, who look stacked even without Jonathan David. In MLS, the European transfer window is open and that means rumors and, soon, imports and exports. Tom Bogert has the lowdown. Austin FC got the party started with a new No. 9 (and they still have a DP spot open), and Columbus is certainly going to be popping bottles as Lower.com Field opens this weekend against the Revs.
2:42 - Gold Cup Roster Reaction
7:06 - Why Julian Araujo isn’t on this roster
8:21 - Who are you most excited to see?
20:36 - Our ideal Gold Cup starting XI
30:15 - Ayo Akinola and Canada’s Gold Cup roster
34:38 - Austin FC signs Moussa Djitte + why more signings are coming
43:28 - Biggest needs in MLS as the transfer window opens
47:19 - Columbus set to open new stadium
58:26 - ESPN+ Games of the Week
1:03:33 - Players to watch this weekend
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Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:59pm EST