Thu, 30 July 2020
Calen, Charlie, and Gass dig into the all the big questions surrounding the quarterfinal matches. How has LAFC kept rolling without Vela? Can San Jose break open Minnesota’s backline? Who between NYCFC and Portland has the best attacking pieces? These and much, much more. Also Chase Gasper joins from inside the bubble to show love to the haters, learning Spanish on the soccer field, the feeling of that first national team call up, and previews the match vs San Jose. The gang also discusses should Mark McKenzie move to Celtic, Luis Suarez join Inter Miami, and all your mailbag hot takes!
5:22 - Mark McKenzie to Celtic
12:55 - LAFC v ORL preview
22:57 - Chase Gasper interview
48:32 - NYCFC v POR preview
57:17 - Luis Suarez to MLS
1:04:43 - Mailbag
Mon, 27 July 2020
The MLS is Back Tournament Knockout Stage marches on, Jonathan Mensah on life with Crew + what is next for Atlanta United
Welcome to the Thomas Hasal show - strap in and get ready! Riding off the high of Sunday night the guys react to the new darling of MLS and talk about what Vancouver can take back from the bubble. Then the guys break down SKC and Philadelphia’s chances going forward. What Oscar Pareja has brought to Orlando (and what all clubs could do better) and NYCFC’s improving form. Big guest Jonathan Mensah checks in to talk about the winning style of the Columbus Crew, his role as a leader in the team, and the future of African players in MLS. And finally what went wrong in Atlanta, and where does Atlanta turn now?
3:36 - Thomas Hasal da god
16:21 - PHI-NE
25:52 - ORL-MTL
34:49 - NYC-TOR
42:04 - Jonathan Mensah interview
54:07 - POR-FCC preview
1:02:21 - ATL Coaching decision
Thu, 23 July 2020
9:00am soccer has come to a close with our final day of group stage action in the books. Calen, Charlie, and David talk about their biggest surprises of the group stage - both good and bad. On the good side, FC Cincinnati center back Kendall Waston comes on full of smiles to talk about how FCC turned things around, Frankie’s fades, and being the Latin representative on the Black Players for Change board. Afterwards the group breaks down the Knockout Stage presented by Audi matchups. Plus, Charlie takes you behind the curtain of what it is like being a forward playing with Jozy Altidore. And finally, Charlotte FC becomes official what are the expectations for this club building towards 2022 and more.
3:29 - Surprise of the group stage?
17:01 - Kendall Waston interview
19:43 - Kendall on being a CB playing for Jaap Stam
31:19 - Orlando vs Montreal predictions
37:02 - Philadelphia vs New England preview
46:14 - Toronto FC and Jozy tall
1:10:21 - What will Charlotte FC look like
Mon, 20 July 2020
Young players taking over at the MLS is Back tournament! Plus, Eryk Williamson of PTFC joins from the bubble
The future is now! Charlie, Doyle, and David wax poetic on Jordan Morris’s creative ability, Ayo Akinola’s goalscoring improvement, and Jackson Yueill’s poise. But MOST importantly the gang chats with Eryk Williamson on how the young American player has ascended to this role for Portland, the bumps along the road, his future USMNT potential, and the big matchup coming up against LAFC. Plus we break down every group so far and preview the final week of group stage action!
2:45 - Group A do you believe in NYCFC?
6:32 - Group B Jordan Morris star on the rise
23:29 - Group C preview of final must win round
35:54 - Group D SKC weaknesses on display
44:53 - Group E FCC v RBNY preview
51:44 - Group F El Trafico and preview of final games
56:20 - Eryk Williamson Interview
1:06:21 - Eryk Williamson on working to get into US Olympic Squad
Thu, 16 July 2020
A full week of the MLS Is Back Tournament is in the books and there is so much for Calen, Charlie, and David to dig into. First, Shea Salinas (Leo Salinas or Shea Messi?) joins the show to revel in the epic San Jose comeback win over Vancouver. Then the gang breaks down all the highs and lows of the tournament so far. How far can Orlando or Philadelphia take this run? And the big conversation: who has been the biggest let down Atlanta, Seattle, or NYCFC? Plus Charlie tries to gloat over Houston’s start, and Calen gets a burrito.
2:52 - SJ-VAN wild game
Mon, 13 July 2020
#MLSisBack Tournament 1st game overreactions! + Philadelphia Union’s Warren Creavalle on his Black Lives Matter shirt designs
With Andrew Wiebe out focusing on nurturing the next great ETR academy prospect - Wyatt Wiebe (congrats!) - Charlie, Doyle, and David dig into #MLSisBack. After the first five days of games, the guys get into the nitty gritty on what went wrong for TFC, what went right for Columbus, what more can Atlanta do, and how good was RSL? All those questions get answered and so much more. Then Warren Creavalle of the Philadelphia Union stops in to talk about his Black Lives Matter shirt designs and all the work coming from the Black Players for Change. Plus he takes us inside the Union locker room to talk about what makes DOOP so dangerous. And of course, the mailbag as Charlie and a long time listener do battle over what makes a USMMT legend!
2:40 - TFC-DC reaction
27:13 - Big Minnesota win (HOT BOY!)
34:59 - Warren Creavalle Interview on designing Black Lives Matter shirts for the Black Players for Change and more.
56:08 - CLB-NYRB preview
1:06:04 - Mailbag LD vs Pulisic
Thu, 9 July 2020
Charlie, Calen, Doyle, and David get together to finally talk about MLS games that have been played. They break down the two matches so far, and what to look forward to this weekend. Then the guys chat with ETR favorite Kei Kamara about the powerful protest ahead of the first game of the tournament by the BPC. What did it feel like to be on the field? How did it come together? What can all of us do to help the fight for progress? How has he engaged his young kids in this fight? And so much more with the Rapids forward. Plus Frank de Boer chats with Andrew Wiebe about the threat Atlanta United can still be in this tournament without Josef Martinez.
3:48 Orlando/Miami Pre-game reaction
11:44 - Orlando/Miami Reaction
17:52 - Kei Kamara interview
47:37 - Tournament Reorganization
54:51 - Charlie on 9am games
57:19 - New York/Philly Reaction
60:04 (1:00:04) - Weekend lookahead
64:42 (1:04:44) - Frank de Boer interview
Mon, 6 July 2020
The guys preview #MLSisBack on the eve of the tournament, but first breaking news from the bubble in Orlando, where MLS announced FC Dallas was withdrawing from the tournament following 10 players and one staff member testing positive for COVID-19. Carlos Vela also opted out, and Andrew, Doyle, David and Charlie discuss what the absence of the reigning Landon Donovan MVP means for LAFC and Brian Rodriguez, plus react to Austin FC’s first-ever signing. Also in the show: full Orlando City-Inter Miami preview, Continental Tire Extratime Awards predictions and MLS on Broadway in the mailbag.
6:10 – COVID-19 update + #MLSisBack is finally here
17:41 – Carlos Vela opts out, what does it mean for LAFC?
23:51 – Austin FC heads to Paraguay to make first-ever signing
29:00 – What will #MLSisBack look like on TV? Details revealed
36:30 – Previewing/predicting Orlando City-Inter Miami to kick off tourney
58:00 – Continental Tire Extratime Awards: David Accam MVP and more!
1:13:28 – Mailbag
Thu, 2 July 2020
What’s it like in the bubble? The guys pick MLS is Back group winners, give first impressions of the Jurgen Damm move for Atlanta United then dive into interviews in Orlando (taped Wednesday, 7/1).
First up, San Jose legend Chris Wondolowski on the food, safety and more down in Florida, plus goalscoring secrets and the push and pull of retirement. Columbus coach Caleb Porter stops by to explain how he’s preparing his team for the unprecedented, why the Crew signed Lucas Zelarayan and why Darlington Nabge is “his guy.” Finally, Minnesota forward Aaron Schoenfeld tells stories from his years in Israel and explains what it’s like to date a World Cup winner.
4:30 – Picking group winners at MLS is Back Tournament
15:28 – Is Jurgen Damm a “big signing” for Atlanta United?
20:35 – CHRIS WONDOLOWSKI: On the bubble in Orlando, Matias Almeyda and retirement
36:27 – CALEB PORTER: Preparing a team for the unprecedented, signing Lucas Zelarayan, Darlington Nagbe
52:47 – AARON SCHOENFELD: Moving to Israel, Abby Dahlkemper, Minnesota United outlook