Thu, 31 March 2022
The Redeem Team did it! The USMNT are going to Qatar 2022 (despite a bummer on the final day of qualifying). Andrew, Doyle and Calen celebrate and set expectations, then dig into two big questions. Should Zack Steffen be the starting goalkeeper? Who is the No. 9? Any why does mystery box have the inside track?
1:17 - USMNT does just enough to lock in World Cup Qualification
4:11 - Does a loss to end the cycle dampen the mood?
33:08 - We’re talking USMNT goalkeeper… again
44:55 - Who starts at No. 9 in the World Cup?
54:20 - Expectations for the USMNT at the World Cup
Direct download: 220331_Extratime_Season12_Episode_26_FULL_SHOW_AUDIO.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 10:31am EDT
Mon, 28 March 2022
The guys sit down to process the Concacaf World Cup Qualifying window. Dreams do come true in Canada! Only a nightmare loss in Costa Rica would send the USMNT to a playoff! Andrew, Doyle, Calen and Gass break it all down.
1:01 - How we experience the USMNT and Canada qualifying
4:37 - Celebrating Canada’s incredible World Cup Qualifying run
19:31 - U.S. v Mexico quick recap
26:00 - U.S. v Panama breakdown
38:12 - Christian Pulisic stepped up
46:10 - Where does Gio Reyna best fit into this team?
1:02:10 - Is the USMNT No. 1 GK job set?
1:07:35 - Seeding scenarios at the World Cup for the USMNT and Canada
1:10:18 - Recapping an amazing performance for Canada
1:15:47 - Reasonable expectations for Canada at the World Cup
1:17:20 - Charlotte FC is on a roll!
1:22:35 - Mailbag
Direct download: 032822_ETR_audio_v1.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 4:56pm EDT
Sun, 27 March 2022
In a special edition of the podcast, Andrew sits down with MLS NEXT Pro president Charles Altchek and SVP of Competition and Operations Ali Curtis!
Direct download: 220322_Extratime_Season_12_MLS_NEXT_PRO_Special_FULL_SHOW_AUDIO.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 1:58pm EDT
Wed, 23 March 2022
It all comes down to this. Three games. Nine points available. Trips to Concacaf nightmare venues. Can the USMNT get the job done? How quickly will Canada be celebrating? What's the scouting report on Mexico, Panama and Costa Rica? Andrew, David and Doyle (plus special guest Jaime Macias) get your ready for the next week of World Cup Qualifiers!
1:30 - Vibe check ahead of World Cup Qualifying
10:29 - Why the Mexico game is the least important of the window for the USMNT
21:29 - What should the starting XI be for the USMNT against Mexico?
29:22 - How much will Weston McKennie’s absence hurt?
38:20 - How Gregg Berhalter should rotate the squad
44:30 - Breaking down Canada’s outlook for this window and beyond
50:03 - Jamie Macias on Costa Rica, Panama, and CONMEBOL
1:11:58 - Mailbag
Direct download: 220323_Extratime_Season_2_Episode_24_FULL_SHOW_AUDIO.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 11:09am EDT
Mon, 21 March 2022
MLS Wk 4 Winners, Losers & Everything in between! Jesus Ferreira, Charlotte FC and RSL's xHumanSpirit
Ah, the existential dread is here! But before we get to World Cup Qualifiers, the guys dig into the MLS weekend. From Jesus Ferreira's hatty to Real Salt Lake's xHumanSpirit, there's a ton to discuss as Andrew, Doyle and Gass gather on a Monday morning.
2:48 - How we’re feeling ahead of the final round of World Cup Qualifying
10:42 - The best things we saw in Week 4
15:48 - Jesus Ferreira went off ahead of USMNT call
29:08 - Charlotte got a win! And looked good doing it!
38:32 - Real Salt Lake are your Western Conference leaders
50:34 - Brandon Vazquez on fire, Cincy on a winning streak
53:47 - Austin looking good out of a tough 2-game stretch
58:40 - Which team has the most to worry about after 4 weeks?
1:09:18 - Quick hits (and collapses) around MLS
1:17:45 - Mailbag: Best modern day OG MLS penalty takers?
Direct download: 220321_Extratime_Season_12_Episode_23_FULL_SHOW_AUDIO.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:47pm EDT
Thu, 17 March 2022
What happened to cautious pessimism in the Concacaf Champions League? Optimism brought a familiar pain as the Revs crashed out against Pumas, Montreal couldn't win at home and NYCFC almost exited in the most ridiculous fashion. What about Seattle? TBD. Plus, Week 4 preview with Michael Lahoud, Gyasi Zardes transfer talk and the most underrated DPs of all-time in the mailbag.
5:10 - CCL Despair
10:53 - What went wrong for the Revs
32:24 - CF Montreal bows out despite a good effort, great atmosphere
38:19 - NYCFC survives a wild second leg
44:48 - Can the Sounders avoid disaster against Leon?
49:15 - Trade destinations for Gyasi Zardes
56:22 - STL making signings!
59:04 - LA Galaxy - Orlando Preview
1:06:03 - Austin - Seattle Preview
1:15:53 - ESPN+ Games of the Week
1:22:23 - Mailbag: Most underrated DPs of all-time
Direct download: 220317_Extratime_Season_12_Episode_22_FULL_SHOW_AUDIO.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:35pm EDT
Mon, 14 March 2022
The guys dig through every nook and cranny of MLS Week 3! From tiny championship banners to legendary interviews and beef between manager and star in South Florida, Andrew, Doyle and Gass talk through it all, plus dream (way too early) about an MLS triumph in the Concacaf Champions League.
3:07 - Best things we saw in Week 3
10:40 - Carles Gil is not a fan of snow!
15:53 - Are Phil Neville and Gonzalo Higuain at odds in Miami?
26:36 - Sounders-Galaxy had the feel of a playoff game
35:08 - FC Cincinnati got a road win!!!!
40:14 - Alan Velasco showed a ton of promise in his debut
49:04 - Charlotte gets a first goal! Atlanta gets a late winner!
55:40 - Should Minnesota trade one of their goalkeepers?
1:05:01 - Rapid fire results around the league
1:09:47 - Lucas Zelarayan is the way-too-early MVP frontrunner
1:17:15 - An all-MLS CCL Semifinals? There’s a chance!
Direct download: 220314_Extratime_Season_12_Episode_21_FULL_SHOW_AUDIO.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:46pm EDT
Thu, 10 March 2022
Suspend all rationality! MLS is doing the business in the Concacaf Champions League! Yes, it's only Leg 1, but there is reason to get excited. The guys also pay tribute to Bradley Wright-Phillips and Ilsinho, preview all the big storylines from Week 3 and chat with Aaron Long about his injury recovery, the Red Bulls hot start, a possible USMNT and his contract status (on a free!) at the end of the season.
3:04 - Could we have an all-MLS CCL semifinals?????
25:45 - Celebrating BWP’s legendary career
30:06 - Why Ilsinho was so fun
33:54 - Miami - LAFC Preview
37:55 - LA - Seattle Preview
42:00 - Atlanta - Charlotte Preview
48:08 - ESPN+ Games of the Week
53:14 - Aaron Long Interview
1:16:40 - Mailbag
Direct download: 220310_Extratime_Season_12_Episode_20_FULL_SHOW_AUDIO.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:08pm EDT
Mon, 7 March 2022
The guys get together to dig through the wreckage of MLS Week 2! What's the best thing we saw, on or off the field? Are Austin FC and the Red Bulls for real? Plus, the state of Charlotte FC through two games (and scenes from their first home game), a knock for Carlos Vela and a bounce-back week for the Rapids. Plus, five more rounds of the Golden Boot draft...
2:46 - Celebrating the amazing atmosphere at Charlotte’s first home game
7:39 - Best things we saw in Week 2
13:08 - We loved RSL fans booing Albert Rusnak
17:14 - Are Austin FC for real?
26:29 - Are RBNY for real?
37:00 - Some signs of progress for FC Cincinnati!
39:23 - State of Charlotte FC through 2 games
41:48 - Efra Alvarez has taken a big step
49:58 - What should LAFC do with Carlos Vela?
52:52 - Rapid fire results and takes
1:04:10 - How many MLS teams get through in CCL?
1:07:16 - Mailbag
Direct download: 220307_Extratime_Season_12_Episode_19_FULL_SHOW_AUDIO.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:34pm EDT
Thu, 3 March 2022
FOREVER ORANGE! Houston said they were serious, and Hector Herrera is a sure sign of intent. Andrew, David and Charlie dig deep on the Dynamo's biggest ever signing. Off the field, he'll be a hit. How about on the field? TBD. Plus, Week 2 preview (Charlotte opener, Austin's ideal schedule, Carlos Vela vs. the Timbers) and an interview with 17-year-old wunderkind goalkeeper Gaga Slonina, who is poised to take the league and the world by storm.
6:42 - Hector Herrera officially signs with Houston
22:57 - What’s the plan for Matias Almeyda and the Quakes?
29:49 - European move on the horizon for Djordje Mihailovic?
34:23 - John Brooks would be a great fit for multiple MLS teams
37:42 - Charlotte FC - LA Galaxy Preview
46:35 - Austin FC - Miami Preview
49:29 - LAFC - Portland Preview
52:53 - ESPN+ Games of the Week
1:01:42 - Gaga Slonina Interview
1:24:54 - Mailbag
Direct download: 220303_Extratime_Season_12_Episode_18_FULL_SHOW_AUDIO.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 5:30pm EDT