Thu, 30 September 2021
What does Campeones Cup mean to the Crew? Should Josef Martinez get a statue? Why is the Eastern Conference so chaotic behind the top two? What now for the Chicago Fire? Andrew, Charlie and David get together to sift through Wednesday's night's 14-game MLS extravaganza and react to Gregg Berhalter's WCQ roster.
3:00 - Can the Crew use Campeones Cup to get their season back on track?
25:50 - Celebrating Josef Martinez as he hits 100 career MLS goals
31:55 - Carles Gil is the unquestioned MVP
38:41 - Why Nashville are above the pack in the East
42:02 - D.C.’s turnaround year continues
44:41 - The Galaxy are spiraling, can they right the ship?
49:04 - Will Carlos Vela and Bob Bradley be back with LAFC in 2022?
56:00 - Wicky out in Chicago, what went wrong for the Fire?
1:05:42 - USMNT roster reaction
Direct download: 210930_Extratime_Season_11_Episode_76_FULL_SHOW_AUDIO.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:26pm EDT
Mon, 27 September 2021
Big changes in Cincy. Jaap Stam is out and FCC is one again looking for a fresh start. Andrew Wiebe, David Gass, and Matt Doyle break down what Cincinnati needs in a new GM, a new coach, and what there is to work with on the roster.
The guys also discuss the most overrated playoff team, whether there's cause for concern with Orlando, and what's happening with the playoff bubble teams. Enjoy the start of fall and listen in!
3:50 - Is the Western Conference better than the East?
8:27 - Who is the most overrated playoff team?
12:51 - New England chasing history update
22:00 - Should Orlando be concerned heading into the playoffs?
28:29 - What did Portland prove in their blowout win?
40:24 - Sounders get a huge win over SKC
48:12 - Jaap Stam out in Cincy, how should the club approach the next hire?
57:14 - Are Columbus finally finding their form?
59:12 - Playoff bubble watch
1:08:33 - Is another year in MLS the best path for Ricardo Pepi?
1:15:58 - Mailbag
Direct download: 210927_Extratime_Season_11_Episode_75_FULL_SHOW_AUDIO.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 4:35pm EDT
Thu, 23 September 2021
Concacaf is changing, from Leagues Cup to CCL … Andrew, David and Charlie plot out the future through their eyes. Plus, why the Sounders fell short against Club Leon in Las Vegas and what it means for the rest of their season. In midweek MLS action, a crazy NY Derby, the Revs lack (???) of GOAT buzz, Hany Mukhtar’s MVP case and Pa Modou Kah’s case to be Whitecaps manager.
3:23 - Seattle comes up just short in Leagues Cup
11:27 - How do the Sounders rebound for the rest of the season?
19:43 - How the 2023 Leagues Cup changes can elevate soccer in the region
35:54 - Any concerns about NYCFC after a wild New York derby?
40:48 - Why hasn’t New England’s record-setting pace gotten more buzz?
51:42 - Hany Mukhtar’s case for MVP
1:03:08 - The must-win games this weekend
1:04:55 - Philadelphia vs Atlanta Preview
1:08:10 - Seattle v Sporting Kansas City Preview
1:12:47 - Pa Modou Kah has Pacific FC flying in the Canadian Championship
1:15:23 - Mailbag
Direct download: 210923_Extratime_Season_11_Episode_74_FULL_SHOW_AUDIO.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT
Mon, 20 September 2021
Luchi Gonzalez is out, but the math remains a little fuzzy for FC Dallas? What is success, anyway? And can you win MLS Cup while selling at a league-best rate? Andrew, David and Calen sort through the third coaching change of the season, then turn to MLS Week 26. Where do the Revs stand in their quest for history? Who is trending in the right direction along the playoff line? Which contenders have big holes?
3:37 - Is Justin Morrow the best left back in MLS history?
8:40 - Why has the MLS points record been broken so many times in the past few years?
17:10 - Luchi Gonazlez, FC Dallas part ways
42:35 - Does Atlanta have the highest ceiling outside of the Revs?
49:40 - Reynoso delivered for Minnesota in a must-win game
51:22 - Real Salt Lake is in the playoff race against all odds
56:17 - CF Montreal and their young stars deserve more props
58:12 - Is Inter Miami fools gold?
1:00:58 - Portland and LAFC look like teams headed in different directions
1:07:58 - Which contender are you more worried about: Orlando or the LA Galaxy?
1:11:33 - Which coaches have improved their teams the most this year?
Direct download: 210920_Extratime_Season_11_Episode_73_FULL_SHOW_AUDIO.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:31pm EDT
Thu, 16 September 2021
Who is for real? And who ... isn't? Andrew and Charlie sort through the playoff wannabes and bubble teams. Atlanta United? For real! Philadelphia Union? Not so much. Inter Miami? Phil Neville may not agree with our answer.
Plus, Landon Donovan's coaching future (at Real Salt Lake?) and the Sounders Kelyn Rowe on Leagues Cup, coming home to Seattle and his efforts to Kick Childhood Cancer.
3:06 - The biggest result of midweek was…
7:36 - Atlanta United looks like they’re back!
12:53 - Ola Kamara takes over the Golden Boot lead, D.C. wins again
16:57 - Is Philly doomed to be a “yo-yo” team?
23:12 - Will Inter Miami make the playoffs?
26:24 - Who do you believe in more? LAFC or Portland?
30:24 - Would Landon Donovan be the right coach for RSL?
35:25 - Seattle heading to Leagues Cup Final
40:46 - Interview: Kelyn Rowe
1:02:42 - Is SKC in the same tier as the Revs and the Sounders?
1:04:29 - Mailbag
Direct download: 210916_Extratime_Season_11_Episode_72_FULL_SHOW_AUDIO.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:17pm EDT
Mon, 13 September 2021
Soccer never stops and neither does Extratime! The MLS stretch run is in full swing with massive playoff implications for almost every game in Week 24. We start off with the Supporters' Shield race (New England's to lose?) and work our way down to the fight for the final playoff spots in both conferences.
Then, it's on to continental competition as we get you ready for two huge semifinals in the Leagues Cup and CCL. Can Seattle be the first MLS team to make the Leagues Cup final? Can Philly pull off a miracle? We'll definitely be watching to find out!
4:25 - The Supporters’ Shield is New England’s to lose
16:24 - Seattle’s Achilles' heel
24:50 - Minnesota is better set up for the playoffs than the regular season
25:22 - Do the Colorado Rapids have the goal scorers to be an MLS Cup contender?
35:03 - Nashville SC’s season deserves more respect
40:14 - How does Gonzalo Pineda fit all Atlanta’s best pieces together?
46:49 - Miami back from the dead, can they make the playoffs?
51:11 - Columbus doesn’t look likely to make the playoffs, what’s gone wrong?
53:09 - Who between LAFC and RSL makes the playoffs?
1:00:39 - Wondo and Pepi trading jerseys was a cool passing-of-the-torch moment
1:05:34 - FC Cincinnati finally wins at TQL Stadium
1:07:05 - Leagues Cup Semifinals preview
1:12:15 - CCL Semifinals preview
1:17:24 - Mailbag
Direct download: 210913_Extratime_Season_11_Episode_71_FULL_SHOW_AUDIO.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 4:55pm EDT
Thu, 9 September 2021
Relief for US fans, joy for Canada fans! Both teams are leaving the first World Cup Qualifying window with 5 points; are both teams in good shape to make the World Cup?
For the USMNT, we discuss which players have earned starting spots going forward and the tough decisions Gregg Berhalter has to make with Sergino Dest and John Brooks.
For Canada, it might be too early to celebrate, but it's definitely not too early to praise a great first qualifying window. We explain why this looks like a group capable of making the World Cup and why we'll learn very quickly in October how good this team is.
1:35 - The MLS pipeline showed up for the US and Canada in the wins
4:09 - Celebrating Ricardo Pepi’s huge night
7:19 - Gregg Berhalter got it right with the subs
9:40 - The US played without fear in the second half
11:59 - Was this a good window for the USMNT?
19:03 - Brenden Aaronson is breaking out, is he a locked-in starter?
22:12 - Sebastian Lletget and Cristian Roldan had great games
27:48 - Mark McKenzie had a bounce-back game
33:09 - Should Sergino Dest be benched to start the next round of qualifiers?
37:08 - Has Matt Turner claimed the No.1 GK job for the national team?
40:56 - Canada blows out El Salvador in impressive win
43:45 - This Canada group looks like a World Cup team
50:45 - Evaluating Canada’s chances to qualify
53:41 - We’re going to learn a lot about Canada when they play Mexico on Oct. 7
1:00:43 - Is Canada satisfied coming out of this window? What do they need to improve on in October?
1:03:43 - How confident are you in the USMNT and Gregg Berhalter going forward?
Direct download: 210908_Extratime_Season_11_Episode_70_FULL_SHOW_AUDIO.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 10:38am EDT
Mon, 6 September 2021
Extratime is your one-stop shop for international and domestic soccer! We hit every angle of the USA - Canada 1-1 draw before switching gears to the MLS weekend that was.
It's 1.5 hours of pure North American soccer for you to enjoy this Labor Day Weekend!
1:02 - Quick reactions to the USA - Canada 1-1 draw
5:28 - Canada is now in great shape for this World Cup Qualifying window
12:22 - Why has the USMNT attack struggled so much?
21:58 - Canada’s subs changed the game
23:36 - Canada’s attitude and culture is in a great spot
25:52 - Did the USMNT need to make subs earlier?
32:06 - Antonee Robinson’s best USMNT performance
34:19 - Christian Pulisic looked a little off in this game
37:45 - Junior Hoilett has an important role within this young Canadian team
40:15 - Can Cristian Roldan be an X-factor for this team?
42:10 - Big picture - what is wrong with the USMNT right now?
48:16 - How should the USMNT adjust against Honduras in game 3?
1:01:50 - Canada v El Salvador preview
1:07:09 - What did Nashville prove in their win over NYCFC?
1:14:37 - The Daryl Dike hype train back on track and so is Orlando
1:24:43 - Diego Rossi is gone, is LAFC’s ceiling this year capped?
1:30:56 - Colorado continue to go under the radar - are they for real?
Direct download: 210906_Extratime_Season_11_Episode_69_FULL_SHOW_AUDIO.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 1:57am EDT
Fri, 3 September 2021
World Cup Qualifying is finally underway! David Gass, Matt Doyle, and Calen Carr break down the opening-game draws for the U.S. and Canada from Thursady night. Is there cause for concern for either team? Did both coaches overcomplicate their lineup choices? And what will it look like when the two countries meet on Sunday in Nashville?
1:20 - First thoughts on the U.S. draw with El Salvador
4:01 - Did Gregg Berhalter get it right with the lineup?
4:37 - Has Sergino Dest become a liability?
11:58 - Thoughts on Gio Reyna’s performance
13:16 - Tyler Adams was a standout performer
14:47 - Why did the US struggle to execute a gameplan?
17:32 - Is a draw good enough to open World Cup Qualifying?
20:27 - Miles Robinson might have locked down a permanent starting spot
22:17 - What changes does the USMNT make against Canada?
25:43 - First thoughts on Canada’s draw with Honduras
32:52 - Did the surprise lineups affect player performances?
35:00 - Are you worried about Canada after this opening game?
37:03 - USA v Canada preview
41:17 - Is Sunday a must win game for the US?
43:29 - Does Pulisic start against Canada?
45:13 - What changes do you expect from Canada?
Direct download: 210902_Extratime_Season_11_Episode_68_FULL_SHOW_AUDIO.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 3:35am EDT