Thu, 17 December 2020
It's finally time to put a bow on 2020! While Andrew Wiebe trudges through the snow to his new digs in Kansas City, Calen and Doyle join David to break down all the big news. First, the guys hit CCL and explain why LAFC COULD win it this year. Then they talk the big moves in Austin from the Alex Ring trade to expansion draft and potential DPs with Sporting Director Claudio Reyna. Finally, the crew previews free agency, re-entry draft, and transfer rumors coming up plus the big trades made in Montreal.
Mon, 14 December 2020
Andrew, David, Doyle and Charlie sift through all the storylines from MLS Cup XXV, then preview Austin FC's Expansion Draft options and this week's Concacaf Champions League matches!
1:52 – Columbus Crew win 25th MLS Cup! Save/Crown the Crew!
5:27 – How Columbus got the job done without two of their best players
13:23 – Why the final was a Caleb Porter masterclass
27:50 – 19-year-old Aiden Morris steps up in a big way
34:02 – What went wrong for the Sounders and Brian Schmetzer
47:34 – Analyzing Austin FC’s flurry of trades and Expansion Draft targets
1:03:32 – CCL preview … and Atlanta got a 2021 spot?
1:07:08 – Who has the best chance to advance in CCL?
Thu, 10 December 2020
It all comes down to this, a season defined by a pandemic ends with the two best teams (our words … and Caleb Porter’s) playing for the 25th MLS Cup championship in the league’s history. Andrew, David and Charlie chat with Porter, Brian Schmetzer, Jonathan Mensah and Cristian Roldan and preview the match. All the hype, the best storylines, all the soccer wrinkles, player spotlights and, finally, predictions. Also, please note this was recorded before Darlington Nagbe and Pedro Santos were ruled out. Sigh, 2020.
1:38 – MLS Cup is finally here!
6:27 – Fitting for Crew and Sounders to meet in Columbus
12:57 – INTERVIEW: Caleb Porter on Zelarayan, Schmetzer
24:57 – Are the Sounders already a dynasty? Would they be with another Cup?
37:14 – From Saved to Cup, Crew’s present and future
42:29 – INTERVIEW: Brian Schmetzer on another MLS Cup, Caleb Porter
51:20 – Breaking down the game, lineup decisions and trends
59:43 – INTERVIEW: Jonathan Mensah on a uniquely difficult year
1:08:15 – Player Spotlights: Nouhou, Artur/Nagbe (sigh) and Roldan
1:13:24 – INTERVIEW: Cristian Roldan, Seattle’s own (kinda)
1:18:45 – MLS Cup predictions
1:22:32 – Rapid fire MLS news: McDonough, Besler etc
1:35:47 – USMNT takes
Tue, 8 December 2020
D-Y-N-A-S-T-Y. Minnesota United huffed and puffed, but the Sounders blew the house down and booked a place in MLS Cup to make it four finals in five years and seal their place in league history. Their opponent? The Columbus Crew, in a match that pits arguably the best two teams in the league. First, Andrew, David, Doyle and Charlie explain how the Loons blew their 2-0 lead, the ways in which Brian Schmetzer pulled the right strings and why Seattle is a model club. Plus, reaction to Alejandro Pozuelo’s Landon Donovan MLS MVP season, Gabriel Heinze to Atlanta United, Patrick Vieira’s case to be the manager of Toronto FC and Mauro Manotas’ reported sale to Liga MX.
1:09 – Instant reaction to #SEAvMIN and the Sounders comeback
5:26 – Charlie responds after listeners point out Reynoso take
12:29 – What could Minnesota and Adrian Heath have done differently?
14:13 – Quick lookahead to MLS Cup
20:44 – Are the Sounders officially a dynasty?
29:23 – Raul Ruidiaz: MLS Cup Playoffs assassin
32:18 – Minnesota United season in review: Can they get even better? How?
37:01 – Will Kevin Molino return to the Loons?
42:14 – Reaction to Alejandro Pozuelo winning MVP
47:32 – Mauro Manotas sold, so what’s next for the Dynamo?
50:45 – Is Gabriel Heinze the right man for Atlanta United? Or should they hire Vieira?
57:23 – Where will Greg Vanney manage next? What if it isn’t LA…
59:51 – USMNT v El Salvador preview
Fri, 4 December 2020
And then there were four. The Audi MLS Cup Playoffs are just three games away from crowning a 25th MLS Cup champion. Who will it be? Minnesota United rolled Sporting KC behind Kevin ‘Hot Boy’ Molino and Bebelo Reynoso. The Seattle Sounders march to the Cup feels inevitable, and FC Dallas couldn’t stand in their way. Meanwhile, the Revs might be the hottest team in the competition, and the Columbus Crew have home-field advantage should they win. The guys celebrate the Loons dynamic duo, pinpoint what’s missing in Kansas City, explain how Seattle can be beaten, take a close look at the midfield battle between the Crew and Revs then hit all the headlines around the league. Who should sign Patrick Vieira? Why does Greg Vanney make sense for the Galaxy? Does Chris Armas make sense for D.C. United? Who should sign Dom Dwyer?
4:19 – SKCvMIN: How did the Loons roll? Hot Boy, that’s how!
11:46 – Is Emanuel Reynoso one of the best players in MLS?
32:07 – SEAvMIN: How can Minnesota end the Sounders’ run?
37:21 – CLBvNE: Why the game will be won in midfield
49:35 – Patrick Vieira back to MLS? Who should sign him?
56:13 – Where will Greg Vanney be coaching next? Why should it be LA?
57:18 – Does Chris Armas make sense for D.C. United?
1:03:25 – Thoughts on USMNT roster!
Mon, 30 November 2020
Mad Max Fury Road … in the Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs. Hope you were buckled up because Orlando City and Revs had the MLS world on the edge of its seat. In the end, the inevitable: Bruce Arena’s squad is marching on via their DPs, Matt Turner and Tajon Buchanan. Meanwhile, Orlando, Oscar Pareja and Nani are left to wonder … what if? Nashville might wonder the same, but their expansion season is a clear success despite succumbing to the Crew in extra time. The guys argue (OK, yell) about what comes next in the Music City and look ahead to the Western Conference semifinals this week.
2:09 – First impressions of the Eastern Conference Finals
8:03 – Columbus-Nashville game breakdown
10:48 – Gyasi Zardes delivers in extra time
15:13 – Why did Nashville SC fall short?
17:09 – Looking ahead to Crew-New England
21:00 – What’s the next step for Nashville SC? (Lots of arguing/yelling)
32:11 – Orlando City-New England game breakdown
33:01 – Did Orlando’s lack of discipline cost them?
40:26 – How good can Tajon Buchanan be?
45:52 – INTERVIEW: Matt Polster
53:26 – How did Bruce Arena and the Revs become a contender so quickly?
1:03:26 – How can Orlando build on historic season?
1:05:42 – Looking ahead to Seattle-Dallas
1:06:04 – Ricardo Pepi or Franco Jara?
1:07:57 – How should FC Dallas set up to pull off the upset?
1:12:52 – Is it a failure if Sounders don’t make (or win) MLS Cup?
1:15:31 – Looking ahead to Sporting KC-Minnesota
1:16:25 – Will Adrian Heath run it back or start Kei Kamara?
Wed, 25 November 2020
And then there were eight! The Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs delivered again on Tuesday night, as both of the Eastern Conference top seeds (Union, Toronto FC) saw their seasons end early and the Sounder cruised past, for the second year running, LAFC. The guys burn the midnight oil (in other words, Brown Liquor Special!) to break it all down, preview the Conference Semifinals and chat with Matt Turner (NE) and Dax McCarty (NSH).
4:33 – Seattle Sounders handle LAFC with ease, now MLS Cup favorites
25:51 – How should Luchi, FC Dallas approach Sounders?
29:26 – Supporters’ Shield winners OUT! How Revs ended Union’s season
44:08 – INTERVIEW: Matt Turner on New England win, Carles Gil, goalkeeping in the playoffs
56:44 – How did Nashville upset Toronto FC? Are they the real deal?
1:04:11 – INTERVIEW: Dax McCarty is back again to explain how Nashville built into the year
Mon, 23 November 2020
EMBRACE THE INSANITY! We’re talking Rodrigo Schlegel and the shootout that wouldn’t end, Tim Melia stonewalling everyone, Wondo being Wondo, Gustavo Bou golazo winners, Hot Boy and Ricardo Pepi. The 2020 Audi MLS Cup Playoffs have delivered through seven games, and Andrew, David, Charlie and Doyle gather in the middle of the night to round up all the action. We’ve got interview’s with Pepi and Melia, plus previews of Tuesday’s action!
0:40 – Ricardo Pepi calls in minutes after FC Dallas’ big win
5:03 – Most memorable moment of the 2020 playoffs so far?
11:25 – How did FC Dallas get past the Timbers?
21:09 – Wondo, Melia and insanity as Sporting KC outlast San Jose
32:06 – INTERVIEW: Tim Melia reveals his PK secrets
42:11 – Minnesota keep it “boring” as Hot Boy shines in first playoff win
48:49 – INTERVIEW: Dayne St. Clair
53:38 – Was it just a year too early for the Rapids?
55:46 – Orlando vs. NYCFC: Wrap your head around history/the spectacle
59:30 – Crew vs. Red Bulls: Did Gerhard Struber tinker too much?
1:02:32 – PHIvNE: Why Carles Gil could change the Revs’ luck against the Union
1:05:25 – TORvNSH: Charlie Davies’ monologue on narratives around Nashville
1:10:11 – SEAvLAFC: Doyle on how LAFC can get the job done
Thu, 19 November 2020
Only 24 hours left until Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs soccer. Andrew, David and Charlie start the show with big news: one of them is the owner of the professional soccer team … guess who! Then it’s on to the Eastern Conference bracket, where Nashville SC is the subject of “lazy narratives” and Inter Miami have nothing to lose and everything to gain from a postseason run. Plus, Orlando City’s Daryl Dike joins the show to talk about his path to MLS, his favorite strikers of all-time and a looming international decision between the US and Nigeria. Plus, reactions to the Houston Dynamo’s new crest, Austin FC’s first jersey and Ken Griffey Jr., the Seattle Sounders owner.
1:00 – Charlie Davies, USL owner!
5:02 – Continental Awards recap
11:29 – Houston Dynamo rebrand and first-ever Austin FC jersey
15:56 – Ken Griffey Jr. joins Mariners ownership group
20:27 – D.C. United coaching search … Who are the candidates?
22:20 – New England vs. Montreal: Who has the edge?
29:23 – Nashville vs. Miami: Lazy narratives and redemption opportunities
39:43 – INTERVIEW: Orlando City’s Daryl Dike on rookie season, international choice
1:01:04 – Orlando vs. NYCFC: Best game of Round One? Best game of Round One!
1:05:57 – Crew vs. Red Bulls: Are Columbus MLS Cup favorites now? Can New York pull off an upset?
1:16:55 – Pandemic disrupts LAFC’s upset bid against Seattle Sounders
Mon, 16 November 2020
There’s a chill in the air, and that means the 2020 Audi MLS Cup Playoffs are upon us. Andrew, David, Doyle and Calen dive into the Western Conference bracket. Can anybody really make it to MLS Cup or is there a clear hierarchy? How will international absences affect Round One? Are the Sounders still the favorites? To help answer those questions, Steve Zakuani calls in to explain why Seattle-LAFC is liable to be a banger, what’s up with Brian Schmetzer’s contract talks and sort out who can actually make it to MLS Cup to face the … Union! Also in this show, MLS awards under the microscope and the best matches of the play-in and opening round.
5:28 – Which playoff games are the guys circling on the calendar?
13:38 – Sporting KC … favorites or nah?
18:58 – Did voters get it right with Comeback Player of the Year?
25:55 – Lucas Zelarayan or Robert Beric for Newcomer of the Year?
30:52 – Allstate Goalkeeper of the Year and AT&T Young Player of the Year
36:03 – INTERVIEW: Steve Zakuani talks Sounders, Western Conference
54:57 – SKCvSJ: How can Quakes pull the upset in Kansas City?
1:00:56 – PORvDAL: Can Dallas jump up and shock the Timbers?
1:06:50 – MINvCOL: Upset special again for the Loons?
1:11:45 – Luka Modric to the Galaxy?
1:14:41 – Mailbag!
Thu, 12 November 2020
After 285 days, the US national team is back … for a scoreless draw! Despite the lack of goals, there were plenty of positive signs from the young squad for Andrew, Charlie and David to discuss: Weston McKennie is a boss, Tyler Adams is the No. 6, Sergino Dest has sauce, Yunus Musah might/could/maybe commit his future to the squad and Gio Reyna is full of talent even if the final ball didn’t come off. The guys go through their winners then welcome Fox Sports’ Stu Holden to the show for his USMNT and Audi MLS Cup Playoffs takeaways. Plus, Peter Vermes stops by to talk Sporting Kansas City, soccer during Covid and Alan Pulido’s injury.
2:10 – USMNT are back! First impressions
4:54 – Tyler Adams/Weston McKennie boss the midfield
7:47 – Yunus Musah … How does he fit? What did we see from the 17-year-old?
19:36 – INTERVIEW: Stu Holden jumps on to give his thoughts on Wales
22:11 – Holden on Musah … What is his future? Is it with the US?
36:39 – Holden on MLS Cup Playoffs, including Cup prediction
43:07 – INTERVIEW: Peter Vermes on Sporting KC, soccer during Covid
1:09:29 – Mailbag!
Mon, 9 November 2020
What do Captain America and the Philadelphia Union have in common? Both have the Shield. Extratime brings you the story of the cosplay costume turned “Supporters’ Shield.” We talk to Jeremy Sullivan, who loaned his shield to the club at the last minute to get the full story, then bring on Union manager Jim Curtin for the story behind Philly’s rise, the way the club came together in a difficult year, why he’d love to coach in Europe and an audacious prediction about the USMNT at the 2026 World Cup. Plus, all the crazy moments from Decision Day presented by AT&T, our MLS award winners and mail from around the league!
1:17 – Doop, Doop, Doop! Union win the Supporters’ Shield
9:50 – INTERVIEW: Jeremy from Medford! How Captain America gave Philly their first trophy
15:53 – INTERVIEW: Jim Curtin on the Union’s rise, 2020 and USMNT
52:15 – Playoff field at a glance and best Decision Day moments
59:50 – MLS award winners for 2020: MVP? Coach? Comeback?
1:08:51– USMNT preview
1:10:25 – Mailbag from around the league
Thu, 5 November 2020
Decision Day presented by AT&T will decide the playoff field, but the guys have their Home Depot Best XIs already in hand. Andrew, Charlie and David go line by line and reveal the team that paces the league. Who had outside backs and who went all central defense? Who is the No. 9 … or is there one? Should Cristian Pavon be in the team or might the Galaxy’s struggles keep him out? In the Western Conference, the Rapids and the Earthquakes locked in their places in the field, but Chris Wondolowski’s future remains murky. Plus, Jack Price calls in to talk Colorado present and past, Covid, Cole Bassett, Joe Willis joins to lay out Nashville’s tactical identity and talk goalkeeping and the Union’s chances at the Supporters’ Shield come down to 90 minutes.
4:07 – The guys share their 2020 MLS Best XIs
18:21 – Is this Chris Wondolowski’s last season?
23:13 – INTERVIEW: Jack Price on Rapids present and past, Covid, Cole Bassett
37:31 – Will Philadelphia get the job done and lift the Supporters’ Shield?
43:35 – INTERVIEW: Jordan Angeli talks Crew, Fire, best in the West
1:00:38– Did Nani deserve a red card?
1:02:55 – Who will take the final playoff places in the Eastern Conference?
1:05:55 – INTERVIEW: Joe Willis on Nashville’s playing style, Walker Zimmerman, goalkeeping peers
1:22:23 – USMNT roster reaction and Sporting KC real talk in the Mailbag
Mon, 2 November 2020
The weather is cooling quickly, and the soccer is starting to give off playoff vibes. The Union had a shot at the first silverware in club history … and fell short in Columbus. The Crew’s stars are back, and they’re feeling it. Meanwhile, pressure is on Philly (and Joe Bendik) to hold Toronto at bay on Decision Day presented by AT&T. Five teams are still battling for two remaining playoff spots in the East, it four teams for two spots in the West. The guys name who they want in for soccer/entertainment reasons, dissect the end of the Guillermo Barros Schelotto’s time in LA and discuss what Miguel Herrera would bring to club, ponder the Rapids’ chances at making a run and pump up the NYCFC midfield. Plus, Allstate Goalkeeper of the Year and Sigi Schmid Coach of the Year candidates and the 2020 Continental Awards categories!
4:31 – Philly fall short in Shield bid as Crew make a statement
17:49 – Who is the Allstate Goalkeeper of the Year?
20:02 – What’s going on with Concacaf Champions League?
21:51 – Who do you want to make the playoffs in the East? Fire and _____
33:40 – Which teams deserve to be in the postseason out West?
38:06 – GBS era over in LA, so what’s next for the Galaxy? Miguel Herrera?
50:27 – Why nobody wants to play NYCFC in the playoffs
52:32 – 2020 Continental Awards categories revealed…
58:30 – Who has inside track on Sigi Schmid Coach of the Year?
1:11:06 – MAILBAG: Sporting KC takes and more
Thu, 29 October 2020
These are unprecedented times, and MLS is taking unprecedented measures to ensure all teams are measured on the same standard. That means points per game will decide playoff seeding and playoff spots. That’s good news for some, and not so good for others. Andrew, David and Charlie weigh in, celebrate another win for the Union, who are on track for their first-ever trophy now that the Supporters’ Shield is back on, then chat with veteran shirt tucker Ray Gaddis, covering the how and why of on-field presentability, the importance of voting and everything in between. Also in this show, the guys argue about MVP candidates (and Defender of the Year), declare Josef Martinez clear troll winner and give Henry Kessler his due not that there’s no Rookie of the Year award.
4:44 – Standings, Shield to be decided on points per game
14:47 – Do the Union have a legitimate MVP candidate?
16:41 – Who should be Defender of the Year? Mensah vs. Zimmerman
23:15 – INTERVIEW: Ray Gaddis’ All-Tuck 5-a-side, Union evolution, voting rights
1:02:28 – Should a fullback be in the running for Defender of the Year?
1:05:27 – What’s the ceiling for the Revolution?
1:16:39 – MLS Predict 6 pres. By BetMGM
Wed, 28 October 2020
On this episode of The Movement, host and former MLS player Calen Carr examines the issue of voting rights in America, and travels to Pennsylvania to see how the Black Players for Change and the Philadelphia Union opened their stadium as a three-day voter service center, despite opposition. Carr speaks with players and figures across the leagues and reflects on his own political experiences as a player, all with the goal of determining one single but complicated idea: the value of a vote.
Listen and subscribe to The Movement HERE! Extratime driven by Continental will be back on Thursday to chat with Ray Gaddis of the Philadelphia Union and round up Wednesday's action.
Mon, 26 October 2020
Doop! The Union project is fully mature, and they took years of frustrations out on Toronto FC. Andrew, David, Doyle and Calen give Jim Curtin and Philadelphia their due and wonder whether a double is in the cards. A double is possible because the Supporters’ Shield is back, as the decision not to award the trophy in 2020 was reversed by the Supporters’ Shield Foundation. Doyle is, of course, a Shield truther, and he says this proves the trophy means more than it ever has before. Calen, meanwhile, is back on the Carlos Vela hype train, even if LAFC’s star still looks a half step slow. Alicia Rodriguez (SBNation) also drops by to drop some Chicharito and Guillermo Barros Schelotto takes and explain what’s going on in San Jose and Sacramento.
8:00 – Huge win for the Union! What’s it mean, and now what?
25:07 – LAFC gets Carlos Vela back and they’re back in the MLS Cup convo
37:02 – INTERVIEW: Alicia Rodriguez on LAFC, Chicharito, Guillermo Barros Schelotto
58:16 – Playoff races heat up! So who are we watching down the stretch?
1:03:04 – Nagbe? Zelarayan? Maxi? Vela? What’s the biggest return from injury?
1:07:54 – 22U22 and Aron Johannsson in the mailbag!
Thu, 22 October 2020
The best young players in MLS? Yeah, we’ve got the list. Only we’ve got some tweaks to make and snubs to spotlight as Andrew, David and Charlie debate MLS’s 22 Under 22 presented by Body Armor. Brenden Aaronson or Brian Rodriguez for No. 1? Who has a better career Ayo Akinola or Daryl Dike? Is Paxton Pomykal overrated? Which player would you bet on to have a solid career? Who are the biggest snubs? Also in this show … Drake Hills (Tennessean) joins the guys to talk Nashville SC and candy corn, and the Rapids return to MLS play.
5:17 – Americans in the Champions League + USMNT Nov. friendly takes
9:05 – Breaking down 22 Under 22 presented by Body Armor
17:58 – Brenden Aaronson or Brian Rodriguez for No. 1?
25:00 – Davies: I’d take Akinola over Dike for their careers
32:42 – What’s Cole Bassett’s ceiling? USMNT? Europe?
47:49 – INTERVIEW: Drake Hills (Tennessean) talks Nashville SC
1:08:05 – El Trafico preview and Chicharito’s awful season, plus Rapids return
Mon, 19 October 2020
Jesse Marsch on Aaronson transfer, European perceptions of the American player & Champions League dreams
Life is fleeting, so live it and live it with people you love. Andrew, David and Calen send their love to Daryl Grove, Taylor Rockwell and the Total Soccer Show then turn to the Supporters’ Shield. Why is it going away? What does it mean to players and fans alike? In some other big news, Brenden Aaronson is officially headed to Red Bull Salzburg. The guys discuss the here and now as well as the long-term trickle down, and Andrew chats with Salzburg manager Jesse Marsch about what the Union homegrown brings to the Austrian champions, the perception of American players in Europe and a tough Champions League draw that will test players and manager alike.
3:45 – We’re thinking of you Daryl Grove
9:45 – What’s going on with the Supporters’ Shield?
19:36 – What does Brenden Aaronson’s transfer to Red Bull Salzburg mean now and long term?
27:43 – INTERVIEW: Jesse Marsch calls in from Salzburg to talk Aaronson, the American player and Champions League
1:04:13 – Orlando finally make the playoffs? ORLANDO FINALLY MAKE THE PLAYOFFS!
1:07:40 – Gass: Eastern Conference >>> Western Conference
1:08:55 – Some awesome Continental Tire awards in the mailbag
Thu, 15 October 2020
Mark McKenzie dreams of the Champions League, World Cups and playing against the game’s best players. He’s got what it takes to get there, and Andrew and Charlie chat with the Philadelphia Union man about his present and future, a mentally challenging 2019, what voting and the upcoming election means to him and Brendan Aaronson’s rumored move to Red Bull Salzburg. Oh, and Caden Clark bagged another banger! How should the Red Bulls usher the 17-year-old along? Plus, with more games postponed because of COVID-19, how might that affect playoff qualification? Andrew explains how he’d keep things fair, using points per game and minimum games played, then Charlie goes in on the Galaxy after yet another poor performance.
3:04 – Is PPG a fair way to determine playoff teams? Andrew’s solution…
8:12 – Caden Clark’s star is rising. How should the Red Bulls bring him along?
14:20 – INTERVIEW: Mark McKenzie on Union, European dreams, USMNT, voting
51:42 – Calling all Continental Awards nominees and awards!
57:43 – Quick hits from midweek action! SKC penalty shout, Hany Muhktar is Messi-ish
1:02:39 – Charlie goes in on the Galaxy after yet another embarrassing loss
1:11:16 – What happened to the Crew? What’s next for NYCFC
Mon, 12 October 2020
Caden Clark. Remember the name. The 17-year-old signed with the New York Red Bulls in the morning and scored his first goal that night, a game-winning volley. David gives you the USL scouting report, where Clark was a standout in his first pro season, and Doyle explains why he may be next player headed to RB Leipzig. Plus, the DaMarcus Beasley Young Player of the Year award is born, Mike Lahoud helps the guys understand what went wrong in Cincinnati and the most memorable cult-hero strikers in MLS history get their due thanks to Erik Hurtado.
5:13 – Caden Clark is the Red Bulls’ next big thing
10:50 – How can MLS super charge youth development?
18:36 – Introducing the DaMarcus Beasley Young Player of the Year award
31:13 – Toronto FC first to clinch a playoff spot
33:09 – INTERVIEW: Mike Lahoud on what’s gone wrong for Cincinnati
58:02 – Watch out! The Timbers are rolling without Blanco
1:01:46 – MLS cult-hero strikers … All the names/memories
1:09:20 – MAILBAG: What did Ben Olsen mean to D.C. United and MLS?
Thu, 8 October 2020
Bang! First goal for Gonzalo Higuain, three points for Inter Miami. Andrew, David and Charlie try to predict what’s to come for the former Juve man, then name their biggest signings of 2020 (so far). Plus, the guys examine Jordan Morris’ case for MLS MVP, ask what exactly NYCFC are going for after Alexandru Mitrita is loaned to Saudi Arabia, give Jeremy Ebobisse some USMNT love, name the worst team in MLS and hand out some midweek shout outs to Ayo Akinola, Winston Reid and the Union. Stick around for an interview with Kelvin Jones (Crew academy director) and Continental Award submissions in the mailbag.
4:57 – Gonzalo Higuain gets his first, many more to come
8:46 – Best signings of the offseason (so far)
18:08 – Is Jordan Morris the real MLS MVP?
24:31 – Soooooo what are NYCFC doing?
34:10 – Should managers get 2020 mulligans?
38:01 – Who is the worst team in MLS?
40:04 – Charlie Davies is a big fan of Ayo Akinola
49:46 – INTERVIEW: Kelvin Jones (Crew academy director) on developing players, coaches
1:05:12 – MAILBAG: Continental Awards, D-Mid snubs and Reyna trolls
Mon, 5 October 2020
Gio Reyna did what?! Jozy Altidore ... super sub?! Plus, Pablo Maurer on a rough year at D.C. United
Americans (and MLS academy products) thriving in Europe’s biggest league and biggest teams? It feels a little bit like a dream come to life. Andrew, Doyle and David talk Gio Reyna (three assists), Chris Richards (first Bayern start) and Sergino Dest (Barca debut), then turn their eye toward MLS. First up, Toronto FC, Jozy Altidore’s injury and Alejandro Pozuelo, the best player in the league. Plus, Gass-stradamus calls Mason Toye’s trade to Montreal, the Alan Pulido-effect on Sporting KC and Pablo Maurer (The Athletic) explains what’s gone wrong at D.C. United.
3:12 – Banner weekend for Americans abroad
14:30 – Jozy Altidore … super sub?
22:04 – Are Union at same level as other elite teams?
26:19 – How good is Orlando City …really?
31:03 – Dave celebrates the Mason Toye-Montreal trade
33:09 – Alan Pulido is back!
36:42 – What international call-ups are going to impact the playoff race?
41:23 – INTERVIEW: Pablo Maurer (The Athletic) on D.C. United’s down year
58:58 – 22 Under 22 Five a Side
1:06:46 – Osvaldo Alonso D-Mid of the Year frontrunners
1:12:01 – Canada Best XI
Thu, 1 October 2020
Coming off the news of Sergino Dest’s historic transfer to Barcelona, David Gass and Charlie Davies get on the line with USMNT head coach Gregg Berhalter to break down all the big questions: How does he see the depth chart at center forward? Where does Gio Reyna fit into the USMNT set up? What is the club future for Jordan Morris? And what does it mean to have so many young Americans playing at big clubs? Then the guys have some fun putting together a dream MLS under 22 five-a-side team (make sure to vote on who did better!). We round out the show with the best building-block players for starting an MLS team, what trades should happen in MLS right now, and listener questions.
6:02 - Sergino Dest officially signs for Barcelona!
10:11 - Gregg Berhalter Interview
28:12 - How Berhalter sees the USMNT forward position
34:26 - Should Jordan Morris go to Europe?
40:19 - Where does Gio Reyna fit with the national team?
45:06 - Pick your dream five-a-side team from the MLS 22 under 22 list
1:01:42 - Previewing Toronto - Philadelphia
1:12:27 - Mailbag
Mon, 28 September 2020
The Union went full “12-year-old Fortnite player” on Gonzalo Higuain after Inter Miami’s new star skied a PK in his MLS debut. Why’d they do it? What does it mean? Why hasn’t the beef carried over to Instagram like it does in the NBA? Andrew, Matt and Calen have some laughs, discuss Inter Miami’s sluggish first year and then turn to the rest of the MLS weekend. Are Toronto FC the class of the East after Crew win? Who is the best right back in MLS? What the hell is going on with the Quakes (and LAFC)? Is Chicharito really the problem in LA? Plus, MLSsoccer.com’s Tom Bogert on DeAndre Yedlin, Reggie Cannon and Lille etc. and D.C. United defender and cancer survivor Chris Odoi-Atsem tells his inspirational story.
3:16 - Union spoil Gonzalo Higuain's debut
15:04 - Are we overlooking Philadelphia in the East? 19:05 - Toronto takes down Columbus
23:59 - Is Alejandro Pozuelo the clear MVP?
25:57 - Who is the best RB in MLS?
29:40 - Tom Bogert interview
43:30 - What's wrong with the LA teams?
53:17 - What to make of RBNY's rumored new coach
57:28 - Chris Odoi-Atsem interview
1:07:28 - Mailbag
Thu, 24 September 2020
Anyone can win MLS MVP? Kinda! Sorta! Well, not really … but almost. Andrew, David and Charlie handicap the most wide-open race in recent memory, and try to do the same with the top of the Eastern Conference. There are four teams that stand above the rest – Toronto FC, Philadelphia Union, Orlando City and the Columbus Crew – so how would you rank them? Plus, the LA Galaxy struggle with Chicharito in the lineup, Brian Rodriguez might be headed to Serie A and Peter Coates (Golazo Argentina) gives a detailed scouting report on new Atlanta United DP Marcelino Moreno.
3:15 – Who is the best team in the Eastern Conference?
18:27 – Predicting Toronto FC-Columbus Crew
22:36 – Who leads the MLS MVP race? Who could push into the race?
31:27 – Red Bulls get a big win, but who are they exactly?
35:08 – Why the Galaxy can’t get it going with Chicharito
39:01 – What would a Torino transfer mean for Brian Rodriguez and MLS?
44:15 – Peter Coates (Golazo Argentina) on Marcelino Moreno, Argentine opinions of MLS
1:11:38 – MAILBAG: Where should Mason Toye be traded? Ugly numbers for San Jose
Mon, 21 September 2020
It was a historic weekend for Americans, both abroad and in MLS. The guys start with Weston McKennie (start for Juventus), Gio Reyna (Dortmund) and Tyler Adams (RB Leipzig), who all made waves overseas. Listener mail leads Doyle to name his current, must-win USMNT XI. Who made it? Do you agree? Listen to find out, then the crew tackles all the academy success stories in MLS, debate Brenden Aaronson’s rumored move to Red Bull Salzburg, evaluate the Kei Kamara trade, try to determine Gyasi Zardes’ final MLS goal total and officially name Chris Mueller and MVP candidate.
4:10 – Why Weston McKennie’s Juve start is such a validating moment
17:19 – What is Doyle’s USMNT starting XI?
29:02 – Brenden Aaronson to Red Bull Salzburg? Good move? How much?
40:28 – Why the Rapids traded Kei Kamara and what comes next in Minny
46:30 – After Gyasi Zardes hits 75 goals in MLS, where could he finish?
57:33 – Is Chris Mueller an MVP candidate?
1:11:19 – Dallas vs. Kansas City in the Mailbag!
Thu, 17 September 2020
Knee punches, why players care about FIFA ratings & Steve Zakuani on Jordan Morris, DeAndre Yedlin & Jozy Altidore
It’s just FIFA, right? Wrong! Why pro players care how they’re rated in the game (hint: banter). Rudy Camacho is gonna be at the bottom of the composure rankings after Wednesday night’s knee punch that helped knock the Impact out of Canadian Championship contention. Charlie shares his own moment of madness, then the Andrew and David dig in on FC Dallas and Colorado before Sounders legend Steve Zakuani joins the show to talk Jordan Morris’ polarizing place in American soccer, DeAndre Yedlin’s desire to return home, Gonzalo Higuain’s outlook in Miami, what makes a good player-turned coach and Jozy Altidore’s haters. Plus, Atlanta United’s new DP and Matt Turner love.
2:51 – Why pro players care about their FIFA ratings (hint: banter)
6:27 – Rudy Camacho punched a man in the knee!
21:55 – GUEST HOST: Steve Zakuani
27:51 – Zakuani on Jordan Morris, with the Sounders and USMNT
36:28 – Zakuani on why DeAndre Yedlin would love to come home to Seattle
38:37 – Zakuani names his three best teams in MLS
42:14 – Why Gonzalo Higuain needs to be an MVP candidate
1:04:16 – Zakuani to ETR: Is Jozy still the best American forward?
1:08:29 – ATLUTD’s new DP, Americans Abroad + Matt Turner for USMNT?
Wed, 16 September 2020
This is not your distraction. It’s not your escape from real life. For some, this is everyday life.
These words adorned the shirts worn on July 8 by nearly 200 black Major League Soccer players, coaches, and staff who gathered for a showing of unity during a summer of historic racial tension in the United States. In the debut episode of The Movement Podcast, host and former MLS player Calen Carr examines how the Black soccer community in MLS embraced the Black Lives Matter movement and formed the Black Players for Change organization. Founded by a collection of prominent players with their own sobering stories of life as Black men in America, the BPC orchestrated a series of demonstrations in July as well as a boycott of nearly all MLS games on one historic night in August, all to raise awareness of racial injustice and police brutality.
Carr offers a candid look at life for these Black players across the North American soccer spectrum via months of interviews with MLS players Warren Creaville, Raymon Gaddis, Jeremy Ebobisse and Ike Opara, as well as passionate supporters eager to join the fight for justice. From the Minneapolis corner where George Floyd died, to a protest in Atlanta following the death of Ahmaud Arbery, to the night when MLS play suddenly stopped after the police shooting of Jacob Blake, players and fans share their experiences from an unprecedented and transformative moment for soccer and social change.
0:00 - Formation of the Black Players for Change organization
8:45 - Warren Creavalle recounts one agonizing night in Houston
14:20 - Ike Opara on life in Minnesota after George Floyd’s death
18:05 - Jeremy Ebobisee on systemic racism and the relationship between the black community and the police
25:42 - Atlanta United Supporters refocus their resources on social justice
35:12 - Ray Gaddis reflects on the death of Breonna Taylor and his personal story of protests and pandemic
45:33 – Reggie Cannon and Ryan Hollingshead discuss a fateful night in Frisco and a historic night when sports stopped across the country
Mon, 14 September 2020
Gonzalo Higuain is reportedly the highest paid player in MLS. What should Inter Miami expect from that investment? How much pressure is on the Argentine goalscorer? Andrew, David, Doyle and Calen discuss, then hit topics around the league, from Jack Harrison’s goal against Liverpool, Montreal Impact’s CanChamp quest, Doyle’s Supporters’ Shield woes, Rapids’ big Rocky Mountain Cup win and Doyle’s Freddy Adu comparison for Efra Alvarez. Plus, Rodrigo Carvalho gives you the Portuguese perspective on Nashville DP Jhonder Cadiz and Alberth Elis and Reggie Cannon’s prospects at Boavista.
8:45 – Higuain will reportedly be highest-paid player in MLS
17:31 – Wild win for Montreal opens CanChamp door
27:35 – Next phase of schedule is out! Does the Shield matter?
32:13 – Miles Robinson’s comments, Nashville’s win
39:29 – Portuguese analyst on Nashville DP singing, Elis/Cannon to Boavista
51:58 – Why Andres Ricuarte is the missing piece for FC Dallas
56:01 – Colorado Rapids finally hit back in Rocky Mountain Cup
1:07:40 – Efra Alvarez-Freddy Adu comparison explained
1:15:20 – The Movement podcast screener
Thu, 10 September 2020
Atlanta United and LAFC are looking more like expansion teams than Cup contenders. Who should be more worried? And who more petty than Jozy Altidore? Andrew, David and Charlie dig into the big takeaways from midweek action then go over the MLS academy products to watch in Europe this season, biggest club disappointment so far and a playoff race between Miami and Nashville.
3:31 – Charlie Davies on Jozy Altidore quietly trolling Impact fans
5:02 – LAFC and ATL look more like expansion teams than Cup contenders ... Why?
25:01 – Why Bebelo Reynoso can be a special player for Minnesota United
28:22 – Are Real Salt Lake the deepest team in the Western Conference?
36:16 – Most disappointing team in MLS?
49:28 – Which MLS academy product is set for European stardom?
57:24 – Charlie gives his MLS power rankings + Weekend preview
1:08:38 – Mailbag! Reactions to Hall of Fame vote
Tue, 8 September 2020
What are we doing?! WHAT ARE WE DOING?! We’re not talking about the World Cup. We’re talking about National Soccer Hall of Fame voting and the process that continues to deny players their rightful place in the Hall. Wiebe rants, then David, Doyle and Calen dig through a busy MLS weekend: Galaxy’s El Trafico dominance, Sebastian Blanco’s injury, Crew and Dynamo excellence, Reynoso’s debut and much more. Plus, Brenden and Paxten Aaronson on MLS Next and the plan for their futures in Philadelphia (and beyond).
2:24 – Hall of Fame voting is broken, and the voters ought to take the blame, too
15:06 – Why Red Bulls fired Chris Armas and what comes next
28:16 – The Galaxy are good again! And that’s good for MLS…
37:02 – What Sebastian Blanco injury means for the Timbers
42:52 – The Dynamo are good, too! How good? TBD
49:02 – Rest of the MLS Weekend…
56:22 – INTERVIEW: Brenden and Paxten Aaronson on their path to MLS, someday Europe
Thu, 3 September 2020
Adios, Pity Martinez. We barely knew you. Atlanta United are selling their big star (and reportedly making $4 million, too) after a disappointing season and a half. Andrew, David and Charlie try to figure out what happened, what it means and what’s next for the Five Stripes. Down the road in Miami, it looks like the Gonzalo Higuain deal is almost done. Is he the right signing for Inter? Who is his MLS comparable? Tom Bogert (MLSsoccer.com) also joins the guys to talk transfers, plus the LA Galaxy’s Julian Araujo calls in to explain what’s going on with the Galaxy and his international future.
11:48 – Why Atlanta United is selling Pity Martinez & what’s next
25:52 – Is Gonzalo Higuain the right DP for Inter Miami?
31:57 – Tom Bogert on Reggie Cannon, Union duo, Reynoso and more
47:31 – INTERVIEW: Julian Araujo on LA Galaxy resurgence, his international future
1:07:19 – What we took away from midweek games … Lassiter! RSL! Crew!
1:13:55 – MAILBAG: D.C. United, home-field advantage, Pity takes
Mon, 31 August 2020
An American at Juventus. Four words we’ve never uttered before. The guys discuss Weston McKennie’s big move to Serie A and his chances for success, then shift to the biggest story in MLS. That’d be the breaking news at Real Salt Lake and the development that owner Dell Loy Hansen will sell the team. Utah soccer insider Brian Dunseth joins the show to walk you through all the details: past, present and future. Plus, Daryl Dike looks like the No. 9 Orlando City needed, teenagers get the job done over the weekend and LAFC starts to spring real leaks.
3:49 – Weston McKennie moves to Juventus
13:40 – INTERVIEW: Brian Dunseth on Real Salt Lake & Dell Loy Hansen
39:33 – Daryl Dike’s coming out party with Orlando City
48:03 – Teenagers star around MLS: Busio! Aaronson! Bassett!
58:38 – What’s wrong with LAFC?
1:10:19 – Atlanta United vs. Inter Miami lookahead
Thu, 27 August 2020
Boycott. That’s the word of the moment in the sports world and the United States. The Bucks and NBA started a chain reaction of peaceful protests across courts, fields and stadiums in American sports. MLS players stood up for what they believe in, too, boycotting five of six games on Wednesday night. Andrew, David and Charlie welcome six players – Kei Kamara, Mark-Anthony Kaye, Ryan Hollingshead, Earl Edwards Jr., Jalil Anibaba and Stefan Frei – to tell the story of a historic night from the men who took action then discuss what it means and what’s still to come.
5:20 – INTERVIEW: Kei Kamara, Colorado Rapids
20:37 – INTERVIEW: Mark-Anthony Kaye, LAFC
32:10 – INTERVIEW: Ryan Hollingshead, FC Dallas
49:47 – INTERVIEW: Earl Edwards Jr., D.C. United
1:06:23 – INTERVIEW: Jalil Anibaba, Nashville SC
1:23:43 – INTERVIEW: Stefan Frei, Seattle Sounders
Mon, 24 August 2020
Carlos Vela’s return was the story, but it was the Galaxy that landed all the El Trafico blows. Are Los Angeles’ original powers back? Are LAFC in trouble? Or was it just a mirage? The guys also chat with The Athletic’s Felipe Cardenas about Frank de Boer’s Atlanta United exit, Pity Martinez’s suddenly blistering form (coincidence?) and which South American manager might take the reins of the Five Stripes. Plus, gloating over Alphonso Davies’ inclusion on MLS Mount Rushmore, Inter Miami’s first-ever win, Sounders payback on the Timbers and constructive criticism for Calen in the Mailbag.
0:53 – Mount Rushmore, baby! Alphonso Davies wins the Champions League
13:25 – Galaxy did what?! What El Trafico win means for LA (and loss for LAFC)
30:42 – INTERVIEW: The Athletic’s Felipe Cardenas on ATLUTD culture & coaching search
50:06 – Pity Martinez is feeling good again, and maybe it’s because a certain Dutchman is gone
52:27 – Inter Miami get their first win thanks to Julian Carranza, Rodolfo Pizarro
57:54 – Are Toronto FC the best team in the East … or are they just playing Vancouver?
1:06:45 – Sounders hit back at Timbers after MLS is Back disappointment
1:10:33 – Mailbag! FC Dallas’ attack, Calen critique & context-less emails
Thu, 20 August 2020
Why US-Mexico MUST be played in Columbus, plus Paul Tenorio (The Athletic) & Dennis te Kloese (LA Galaxy)
Minnesota or Columbus? Where should the USMNT host Mexico in the Octagon? And will Canada join the Americans there? Andrew, David and Charlie dive into Concacaf’s World Cup qualifying draw and schedule with history to be made. The Athletic’s Paul Tenorio also joins the guys to talk transfer season, why MLS could have opportunities to buy but trouble selling, Inter Miami’s third DP spot and Reggie Cannon’s immediate future. Finally, Galaxy GM Dennis te Kloese on the club’s recent struggles, state of his project, helping Chicharito settle and what MLS can do to compete with the rest of the world.
2:49 – What do Canada and the USMNT face in World Cup qualifying?
15:32 – Minnesota or Columbus? Where should US host El Tri?
17:57 – The Athletic’s Paul Tenorio talks MLS transfers, Miami DP spot, Reggie Cannon
41:40 – Galaxy GM Dennis te Kloese on LA struggles, Chicharito and how MLS can compete w/ the world
1:08:15 – Rivalry games galore in packed weekend of MLS!
1:17:25 – Mailbag: Gass pitches new MLS travel/food show
Mon, 17 August 2020
Alphonso Davies is a gift to us all, and he may have helped usher in the biggest transfer in the history of the game should Leo Messi depart Barcelona after an 8-2 shellacking by Bayern laid the truth bare at Barcelona. So … Messi to MLS, anyone? Is the time right? (Always.) And where would he fit best? (TBD). Plus, the guys dig into Davies’ meteoric rise and future, for club and country, and go 2v2 with the US and Canada’s biggest and brightest prospects. Who would you take to have the better careers? Christian Pulisic and Tyler Adams or Davies and Jonathan David?
Also in this pod … Another big result for Nashville and a summer transfer for Reggie Cannon? Should Jozy and Ayo partner? What are the New York clubs doing exactly ahead of the Hudson River Derby? What now for Revs without Carles Gil? And, in the mailbag, best food in MLS.
2:49 – Two road games, two big results for Nashville SC
10:25 – Is Reggie Cannon on his way out of Dallas? Where should he go?
21:01 – Alphonso Davies has no ceiling! Celebrating another high point
36:43 – DEBATE: Pulisic/Adams vs. Davies/David … Who you got? USA or Canada duo?
40:16 – Why Canada and Lille’s Jonathan David is the next big Concacaf star
52:21 – Should Leo Messi come to MLS this summer? Why not?
57:49 – Big questions from midweek matches: Jozy + Ayo? State of NY Derby?
1:13:45 – Mailbag! Which city has the best food in MLS?
Thu, 13 August 2020
Campeones, campeones … Ole, ole, ole!!! The Portland Timbers are MLS is Back champions, and Andrew, David, Doyle and Calen dig through how they did it and what it means. Plus, what now for Orlando City? Nani said it himself: Expectations have changed. Can Oscar Pareja keep the level high? The Ringer’s Rodger Sherman also joins the pod to explain how he fell in love with the league on accident! Also in this show: reactions to St. Louis City SC’s name, crest and colors, Nashville’s first MLS win and support for Reggie Cannon, Mario Gotze and Blaise Matuidi transfer news and your mail in the mailbag.
2:59 – First reactions to St. Louis City SC name, crest and colors
9:28 – MLS is Back final: All the storylines, tactics and takeaways
18:18 – What should MLS is Back cup mean to the Timbers?
27:45 – Nani says Orlando is different now, so what should we expect?
34:52 – INTERVIEW: The Ringer’s Rodger Sherman on how/why he fell in love w/ MLS is Back
46:30 – Presenting the MLS is Back Conti Awards: David Accam MVP et al
58:02 – Historic first win for Nashville as Reggie Cannon’s words make headlines
1:10:25 – TRANSFERS: Mario Gotze to Cincinnati? Blaise Matuidi on TAM to Inter Miami!
1:18:57 – Mailbag! Where would goalkeepers go in an MLS Fantasy draft?
Mon, 10 August 2020
The #MLSisBack final is here, so who are you rooting for? Orlando City’s fairytale run or Seba Blanco and the Timbers? Andrew, David, Doyle and Charlie debate whether this counts as a “big trophy” and dig through all the tactical storylines, then do their best to handicap the adidas Player of the Tournament race between Nani and Blanco. Plus, reaction to MLS’s return to play Phase 1, an interview with Nashville SC’s Walker Zimmerman – talking Covid, his new contract and Christian Pulisic’s Fortnite skills – and deciding whether Blaise Matuidi to Inter Miami is a good idea.
4:07 – ORL or POR: Who should neutrals root for in #MLSisBack final? Who needs it more?
12:52 – Does the #MLSisBack Cup count as a “big” trophy?
18:10 – #MLSisBack Final tactical preview: To press or not to press? Neutralizing Chara?
27:53 – Nani or Blanco for adidas Player of the Tournament?
38:08 – MLS will return to play in markets … All the details!
47:30 – Which game on the schedule has the most juice?
49:33 – INTERVIEW: Walker Zimmerman on Covid, Nashville, new contract, USMNT Fortnite
1:09:16 – Is Blaise Matuidi the right signing for Inter Miami?
1:14:43 – Mailbag!
Fri, 7 August 2020
Calen, Charlie, Doyle, and Gass get together late night following Orlando’s win over Minnesota in the MLS is Back Tournament Semifinals. How Orlando has changed the perception of the club. Why Minnesota should either play Mason Toye or move him. Debate if Ozzie Alonso and Diego Chara are the best defensive midfielders in MLS history. Then they breakdown the final preview and hit a heavy mailbag.
Mon, 3 August 2020
After an amazing weekend of quarterfinal action Charlie, Doyle and David are excited to break it all down. A star performance from the bench by Diego Valeri to lead the Timbers to the semifinal. Alejandro Bedoya checks in to talk about the ceiling for “Bundesliga” Brenden Aaronson, the improvements at all levels inside the Philadelphia Union, and one year on from the massacre in El Paso what has he done to slow gun violence in America. Finally, the guys break down what has made Orlando and Minnesota so successful heading into their semifinal match, and Charlie rolls out his dream Miami signings.
2:51 - POR-NYCFC Analysis
10:31 - PHI-SKC Analysis
17:12 - Bedoya Interview
22:29 - Bedoya on Aaronson’s Ceiling
44:09 - MIN-SJ
52:38 - LAFC Struggles
1:04:39 - ORL-MIN preview
1:11:20 - Mailbag
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
Mon, 29 June 2020
Our soccer is almost back, but what will it look like and feel like on TV? ESPN’s Taylor Twellman joins the guys to go over broadcast particulars, plus digs in on the nitty gritty of the tournament. Plus, NWSL returns, the guys name the players they hope get big opportunities in Orlando and give Christian Pulisic dap for his big week at Chelsea.
2:41 – NWSL gets soccer on this side of the Atlantic started
12:52 – TAYLOR TWELLMAN: How will broadcasts look in Orlando? Sneak peek
22:02 – TAYLOR TWELLMAN: Who is the favorite at #MLSisBack? Will Carlos Vela play?
42:17 – Who deserves a shot to shine in Orlando? Young players, overlooked players
57:45 – Christian Pulisic’s big week, Jesse Marsch makes history
Thu, 25 June 2020
Mark your calendars. The #MLSisBack schedule is out. Andrew, Doyle and David talk about how their lives will change come July 8, then run through all six groups to peg the “Can’t Miss” games as well as the matches that will decide who moves on the Knockout Round and who goes home early. Plus, we finally crown the Greatest MLS Team of All-Time, an epic clash between 2017 Toronto FC and 1998 D.C. United.
5:33 – How will your lifestyle change for #MLSisBack Tournament? Exercise bikes, breakfast & babies
19:38 – Group A: NYCFC, Union, Fire, Miami, Nashville, Orlando City
29:31 – Group B: FC Dallas, Vancouver, Seattle Sounders, Earthquakes
36:56 – Group C: Toronto FC, Montreal, New England, D.C. United
47:24 – Group D: Sporting KC, Minnesota United, Real Salt Lake, Colorado Rapids
55:51 – Group E: Atlanta United, New York Red Bulls, FC Cincinnati, Columbus Crew
1:00:24 – Group F: LAFC, Galaxy, Portland Timbers, Houston Dynamo
1:01:24 – Extratime crowns Greatest MLS Team of All-Time
1:16:23 – #MLSisBack Baerantees
Mon, 22 June 2020
So Gio Reyna is pretty good, huh? The guys hit the headlines and celebrate a big weekend for Americans Abroad, then ask NYCFC goalkeeper Sean Johnson about the former Homegrown talent. Let’s just say he could tell Reyna was going to be special. Plus, Johnson explains how the Black Player Coalition came to be and talks MLS is Back. Sporting KC manager Peter Vermes also joins the guys to banter a bit about the Greatest Team of All-Time Bracket, tell some awesome stories and take you inside the next transfer window.
2:39 – Big weekend for Americans in Europe, Locadia loan, LGP to Miami
13:23 – PETER VERMES: Favorite player of all-time, best-ever draft pick, Messi vs. Ronaldo
32:28 – PETER VERMES: Who has the advantage in MLS is Back Tournament?
46:04 – Greatest Team of All-Time semifinals set up old school-new-school final
54:54 – SEAN JOHNSON: How Black Player Coalition came to be & what’s next
1:07:50 – SEAN JOHNSON: Talking Gio Reyna, NYC’s hidden baller & Orlando
Thu, 18 June 2020
The MLS is Back Tournament is getting closer, and slowly the signings are trickling in. First, Andy Najar is back to bolster the defending Supporters’ Shield champions. Can he help LAFC get over the hump or at there still depth issues on the backline? Plus, Franco Jara is in Frisco and available, which Gass says makes FC Dallas a tournament contender. The guys also chat with Colorado Rapids head coach Robin Fraser about life and coaching during COVID-19, his team’s goals for Orlando and why there aren’t more black coaches in MLS. Plus, an epic Doyle rant in the mailbag!
10:00 – Does Franco Jara make FC Dallas a trophy contender?
15:24 – How does Andy Najar change LAFC?
20:33 – MLS News & Notes: Pastore, Moreno, Shipp and more
22:37 – INTERVIEW: Robin Fraser (Rapids) on #MLSisBack, quarantine & Black Lives Matter
55:13 – Another Concacaf World Cup qualifying format floated
1:11:05 – Malbag: Epic Doyle rant on Steven Gerrard and the Galaxy
Mon, 15 June 2020
It’s Extratime’s 10th birthday! To celebrate, Andrew, David, Doyle and Charlie reminisce on a decade of soccer, then turn to the MLS is Back Tournament. First, do the teams in Group A have a disadvantage? The math says yes. Plus, Doyle on how to win the thing, the guys’ darkhorse picks, Inter Miami’s final DP spot and those Fabian Johnson rumors.
1:08 – Extratime memories from the past decade
14:55 – Which club would you want to live with in Orlando?
29:50 – Are teams in Group A at a mathematical disadvantage?
33:33 – Doyle on how teams should approach the tournament + darkhorse picks
46:41 – Nashville SC … We’re sorry for skipping you in the draw show
53:32 – Who should Inter Miami sign with their final DP spot?
1:04:39 – Fabian Johnson to MLS? Good idea or bad idea…
Thu, 11 June 2020
MLS is Back Tournament draw instant reactions! Laughs, first takes, favorites, darkhorses, players to watch and much more from every group. Join Andrew, David, Charlie and Doyle to get yourself ready for July 8. Plus, an interview with Inter Miami GM Paul McDonough!
0:58 – Draw is done! ETR’s first takes
16:04 – INTERVIEW: Inter Miami GM Paul McDonough
26:00 – Group A breakdown
34:04 – Group B breakdown
43:19 – Group C breakdown
50:08 – Group D breakdown
57:44 – Group E breakdown
1:08:04 – Group F breakdown
Wed, 10 June 2020
MLS is back! How do you feel? Andrew, David, Doyle and Calen react to the breaking news, imagine how the “World Cup” format might play out, try to figure out who has an advantage and chat with Margot Putukian, MLS’s Chief Medical Officer, about the COVID-19 safety and testing protocol in place for the tournament.
0:44 – MLS is back! Everything you need to know
9:23 – Which teams could have an advantage?
19:04 – INTERVIEW: Margot Putukian, MLS Chief Medical Officer
Mon, 8 June 2020
Should Mario Balotelli come to MLS? Is that even a question?! Kevin Durant dropped a bag and got a piece of the Philadelphia Union. How should MLS’s latest celebrity owner tackle his role? Plus, possible changes to World Cup qualifying in Concacaf, Jesse Marsch linked to Dortmund and Charlie’s thoughts on the proposed Orlando tournament. That’s the soccer. We got social justice, too, as Steve Zakuani drops knowledge about the history of systemic racism and gives some perspective on how we can change the world, one step at a time.
3:41 – Feedback on last week’s shows #BlackLivesMatter
11:03 – Steve Zakuani on the history of oppression and changing the world
38:01 – Kevin Durant is an MLS owner! What kind of owner will he be?
40:11 – Charlie Davies’ take on proposed Orlando tournament
47:13 – Should Mario Balotelli come to MLS? Is that a serious question?
53:44 – Are changes coming to Concacaf World Cup qualifying?
59:24 – Jesse Marsch linked with Dortmund … Who cares if it’s real!
Thu, 4 June 2020
Listen. Learn. Change. New pod, but same theme. As the United States grapples with public protests against systemic racism and violence against the black community, Andrew and David welcome two powerful voices to help frame the conversation in Chicago Fire forward C.J. Sapong and Orlando City executive Caesar Lopez. Plus, MLS is coming back! The guys give their first impressions on a tournament in Orlando after MLS and the MLS Players’ Association ratified a new CBA.
9:35 – INTERVIEW: Caesar Lopez, Orlando City Chief Administrative Officer, on his powerful letter
21:15 – Details TBD, but MLS will return to play! First reactions…
27:44 – INTERVIEW: C.J. Sapong on the fight against racism and what comes next
55:02 – Greatest Team Bracket + Extratime ABCs in the mailbag
Mon, 1 June 2020
Andrew, Charlie and David sit down to discuss the protests spreading across the United States following the murder of George Floyd. The guys express solidarity, share their own experiences and express hope for a future devoted to fighting racism in all forms.
Thu, 28 May 2020
Best team in MLS history? The guys whittle the field down to four, but not without some controversy as 1998 D.C. United pulls an “upset” over the No. 1 seed, 2019 LAFC. Plus, our favorite Audi MLS Cup Playoff moments of all-time and the best 5-a-side teams by country in MLS.
5:49 – Our favorite Audi MLS Cup Playoffs moments
25:45 – Greatest Team of All-Time 2019 LAFC vs 1998 DC
44:44 – Greatest Team of All-Time 1997 DC vs 2018 Atlanta
1:00:01 – Calen Carr on what makes a great playoff coach
1:07:25 – 5-a-side teams by country in MLS
Mon, 25 May 2020
Grudge match between the 2014 Sounders and 2014 Galaxy! The Greatest Team bracket is down to six, but not without another rematch and a celebration of 2010 Real Salt Lake’s lasting legacy. Plus, Andrew, David, Doyle and Charlie try to break down what makes a good playoff team and pick a couple of MLS’s top prospects to break down.
7:00 – 2014 Sounders vs. 2014 Galaxy + 2010 Real Salt Lake left a legacy
39:35 – What makes a great playoff team?
50:31 – Three MLS prospects you should know
Thu, 21 May 2020
FC Cincinnati have a new head coach: Jaap Stam. The guys dig into the big news of the day, hit the Gonzalo Higuain-to-D.C. United rumors and then dive into the Greatest Team of All-Time Bracket, narrowing the field to eight. Finally, in the mailbag, Central American and African MLS Best XIs!
2:56 – First reactions to Jaap Stam hire by FC Cincinnati
14:16 – Could D.C. United sign Gonzalo Higuain?
21:29 – Greatest Team of All-Time Bracket down to eight teams
57:28 – Central American MLS Best XI
Mon, 18 May 2020
We are on to the Sweet 16 of our “Greatest Team of All-Time” bracket and the matchups are juicy. But first, Doyle gives his view of how American and Canadian players performed in their first week back in the Bundesliga. Then Charlie takes the viewer into the experience of being an American playing overseas. And finally the guys get to the bracket and razor-thin matchups including great New York Red Bulls teams, epic CCL runs, and two of the best teams in regular season history. Don’t forget there are still more matchups to vote on! Follow @Extratime on twitter as the bracket continues.
Thu, 14 May 2020
Greatest Team bracket rolls on + Chris Henderson talks '90 WCup, old-school MLS & Sounders transfers
The guys discuss the latest news then chat with the youngest US player at the 1990 World Cup, long-time MLS star and Sounders executive Chris Henderson. Andrew and David ask about the early days of the USMNT and Major League Soccer, the best teams Hendo ever played for and the current state of scouting and the transfer window. Then it’s time for the other side of the Extratime Greatest Team of All-Time bracket and plenty of banter.
3:34 – The latest on MLS’s potential return to play
10:36 – MLSer and 1990 USMNT’s youngest player Chris Henderson on his career, comparing eras
42:14 – First round GTOAT matchups in the Discovery Rights and CCL regions
1:13:09 – MLS Mount Olympus in the Mailbag
Mon, 11 May 2020
We start with an epic rant! Someone didn’t love Alphonso Davies’ inclusion on the MLS Mount Rushmore…
Then it’s time to crown the Extratime Greatest MLS Team of All-Time, so Andrew, David, Charlie and Doyle comb through first-round voting and cast their own ballots. Goonies or prime Real Salt Lake? Shield-winning, record-setting 2018 New York Red Bulls or the 1998 Chicago Fire team that won the double? Tough decisions, but ones that much be made. Charlie finishes the show by explaining the ground rules of jersey swaps!
1:00 – Charlie's rant about the all-tine MLS Mount Rushmore
19:34 – NYCFC vs Miami bracket matchup
31:00 – 2016 FC Dallas vs 2007 Houston bracket Matchup
35:06 – 2018 Red Bulls vs 1998 Chicago bracket Matchup
57:40 – Charlie explains jersey trading etiquette
Thu, 7 May 2020
Andrew, David, Calen and Doyle finish off the Mount Rushmore series by carving a league-wide pantheon in stone with help from Fox Sports’ Alexi Lalas. Alexi goes All-American – you’ll have to listen for his four-man Rushmore and reasoning – and his logic helps the guys narrow down their own list. Landon Donovan is there. So is David Beckham. Who else makes the cut? Listen to find out! Plus, MLS players return to individual training, and Extratime’s Greatest Team of All-Time bracket takes shape.
3:53 – Limited training begins for select MLS teams and players …. Hooray!
15:29 – Alexi Lalas’ All-American MLS Mount Rushmore
51:07 – Extratime names their MLS Mount Rushmore
1:23:26 – Extratime’s Greatest Team of All-Time bracket takes shape
Mon, 4 May 2020
The gang resurrects the spirit of some long gone, but all-time great MLS sides. First, Thomas Rongen, the 1996 MLS coach of the year, joins to talk about putting El Pibe Valderrama into the heart of one of the greatest attacking sides in MLS history. Next up, Brian Dunseth takes us inside the 2001 shield-winning Miami Fusion locker room. From Ray Hudson-isms on the sideline to pregame preparations at 2am in New York City, he tells it all. And last but not least, Charlie and Doyle debate the Chivas USA Mount Rushmore with Charlie kitted out and ready to go.
Thu, 30 April 2020
Preki explains how he won an MVP at age 40 + Miguel Ibarra names his Minnesota United Mount Rushmore
Andrew, David, Calen and Doyle head to the Midwest to name Mount Rushmore monuments for Sporting Kansas City (don’t forget the Wizards days) and Minnesota United. MLS legend Preki calls in to talk about moving to the US in 1985, his famous chop and the best MLS team he played for during a stint that included two MVP awards. Miguel Ibarra (Batman) is a Minnesota soccer legend, and he’s got his Rushmore set. Who made Ibarra’s Minnesota pantheon? Which Kansas City four made the cut? Enjoy the show!
9:37 – Who belongs on Sporting Kansas City’s Mount Rushmore?
23:01 – INTERVIEW: Preki explains how and why he moved to America to play indoor soccer
39:36 – INTERVIEW: Preki on his famous chop, how he played into his 40s and 2001 Fusion
55:57 – INTERVIEW: Miguel Ibarra on the move to Seattle, relationship with Loons supporters
1:06:35 – INTERVIEW: Ibarra names his MNUFC Mount Rushmore
1:17:50 – Mailbag: Calen Carr is a male model + could players benefit from rest?
Mon, 27 April 2020
Andrew, David, Charlie and Doyle are missing MLS something fierce. The guys get the show started with the little things they hope come back soon, then turn to the final four Mount Rushmore debates. On this show, it’s time to dig into the history of the New England Revolution and Colorado Rapids. USMNT and Rapids legend Marcelo Balboa stops by the describe pre-MLS days and why Colorado became his home.
Thu, 23 April 2020
Merritt Paulson names his Timbers Mount Rushmore, plus a little storytime | Exploring future of data in soccer
Andrew, David, Calen and Doyle tackle the Timbers Mount Rushmore with owner Merritt Paulson. Come for the chainsaw/CCL stories and stay for Paulson’s take on a club pantheon. Will the guys agree with his take? We’re making at least one change…
Plus, Matt Doyle gets exclusive rights to cliffs above FC Cincinnati, and Toronto FC Director of Analytics Devin Pleuler stops by to explain why soccer trails behind the NBA and what the most exciting wrinkles and technology in the field say about the future of data and the beautiful game.
11:42 - Merritt Paulson tells Timbers stories
16:34 - Merritt's Mount Rushmore picks
32:52 – Extratime is making one small change … Final Timbers Mount Rushmore
52:22 – Who on earth belongs on the FC Cincinnati Mount Rushmore?
59:05 – TFC Director of Analytics Devin Pleuler on data and soccer
Mon, 20 April 2020
Andrew, David, Charlie and Doyle welcome a couple legends, Jim Curtin and Patrice Bernier, to the show to help construct Mount Rushmore monuments for the Philadelphia Union and Montreal Impact. The Union head coach shares stories from his playing days (Fire, Bob Bradley, Preki’s Chivas USA, Maldini jersey swaps), explains where he comes from and how he’s developed as a coach and puts together his own Philly pantheon. Bernier, a hometown captain turned assistant coach, takes you through the club’s MLS years, from Marco Di Vaio to Nacho Piatti and Didier Drogba.
3:34 – Join us for Extratime Trivia Night (Wednesday, 7 pm ET on @MLS Instagram LIVE)
5:35 – Union head coach Jim Curtin on Covid-19, Fire under Bob Bradley
23:27 – Curtin reveals his Philadelphia Union Mount Rushmore
39:45 – Impact legend Patrice Bernier’s Montreal Mount Rushmore (Di Vaio? Drogba? Nacho?)
1:11:48 – Mailbag: USMNT/CanMNT during pandemic, listeners share soccer stories
Thu, 16 April 2020
Why the DA went away & how MLS is filling the void + Reggie Cannon 1v1: "I want to be the best right back in the world"
Andrew, David, Calen and Doyle wonder what MLS might look like with a truncated schedule after Commissioner Don Garber made the media rounds this week. Then MLS youth technical director Fred Lipka calls in to explain why the USSF Developmental Academy went away so suddenly and how MLS is filling the void.
USMNT rising star Reggie Cannon also joins the show to talk about how he’s staying sharp despite COVID-19, why he wants to go to Europe sooner rather than later and, finally, who he’s got on his FC Dallas Mount Rushmore. The guys debate his list then do their best with Orlando City’s short history. Kaka … then who?
3:12 – Commissioner Garber says MLS may have to get creative with scheduling
14:07 – Why the Developmental Academy went away and how MLS is filling the void
31:19 – Reggie Cannon 1v1: USMNT, European move and FC Dallas history
52:40 – Who is the fourth face on FC Dallas’ Mount Rushmore? Diaz or Ferreira?
1:04:03 – Kaka … and who else on Orlando City’s Mount Rushmore?
Mon, 13 April 2020
Does Clint Dempsey belong on Sounders’ Mount Rushmore? Brad Evans helps us debate + Chicago Fire stories/pantheon with Peter Wilt
Andrew, David, Charlie and Doyle break out the chisels to carve a Mount Rushmore for the Seattle Sounders and Chicago Fire … with a little help. Seattle legend Brad Evans drops in to name his pantheon, bust out some ObaDeuce stories and explain what it was like seeing an MLS power grow before his eyes. Long-time Chicago Fire executive Peter Wilt also dropped by to help winnow down a packed pool of Fire Rushmore contenders and take you behind the scenes of one the league’s first great clubs. Plus, we told the story of the most memorable game we’ve ever attended. World Cups, MLS friendlies, Ashley Cole and much more.
2:50 – What’s the most memorable game you’ve ever attended?
16:56 – Chicago Fire Mount Rushmore, featuring Peter Wilt
48:10 – Seattle Sounders Mount Rushmore, featuring Brad Evans
67:21 – Should Clint Dempsey be on the Sounders’ monument?
Thu, 9 April 2020
Matt Miazga talks Chelsea, his home-run bat, Diego Lainez banter + Mount Rushmore for Red Bulls & NYCFC
The mailbag gets Andrew, David, Charlie and Calen started, then Matt Miazga calls in from England to explain how he’s staying fit in the time of COVID-19, what it was really like to try to break into Chelsea’s first team and why things didn’t work out in France. Plus, Hudson River Derby memories – who came up with the home-run swing celebration? – and that Diego Lainez banter.
We kept it in the Big Apple for our Mount Rushmore project. How do you reconcile the Metrostars and Red Bulls eras? Should Juan Pablo Angel go up in stone? Which goalkeeper gets a bust? Meola, Howard or Robles? Which NYCFC stars go in the pantheon? Which coach gets an observation deck: Vieira or Torrent?
3:31 – MAILBAG: Loathed XI additions, Rushmore debates, best MLS books
12:26 – Matt Miazga on staying fit during COVID-19, NY Derby memories and European experiences
41:49 – Red Bulls Mount Rushmore
58:00 – NYCFC Mount Rushmore
Mon, 6 April 2020
What was MLS like in 1996? Kevin Payne tells D.C. dynasty stories + Mount Rushmore for San Jose, Columbus
What was MLS like back in 1996? Doyle educates you on Year 1 – and what happens when you mix 32-ounce beers and the Preki chop – then Andrew, David and Charlie share their first in-stadium MLS memories. Those memories may not have happened without the work of long-time US soccer executive Kevin Payne. D.C. United’s first president and CEO explains how he hired Bruce Arena, signed Marco Etcheverry and built the league’s first dynasty.
Then it’s time to bust out the chisels for a couple more Mount Rushmore excercises. First up, the San Jose Earthquakes. Should Landon Donovan be in consideration? What about DeRo? We name our Quakes pantheon, then turn to the Columbus Crew, where the decisions outside the top two were hotly debated. Let us know if we got it right on Twitter (@Extratime) or text the Hot-Take Hotline at 401-206-0MLS!
2:24 – What’s your first-ever MLS memory? The crew shares their stories
10:49 – What was MLS like in 1996? Doyle takes a stroll down memory lane
15:32 – INTERVIEW: Former D.C. United president Kevin Payne on building MLS’s first dynasty
45:19 – Who belongs alongside Wondo on the Quakes’ Mount Rushmore?
1:01:25 – Should Frankie Hejduk be on the Crew’s Rushmore?
1:14:35 – Listener in Los Angeles schools Charlie Davies on Cienfuegos vs. Beckham
Thu, 2 April 2020
Who belongs on Atlanta United’s Mount Rushmore? Extratime digs in to the Five Stripes’ brief history and two faces are shoo-ins to get the chisel treatment: Josef Martinez and Miguel Almiron. After that, though, it comes down to personal taste and whether you believe Julian Gressel’s trade to D.C. United ought to matter. So, what do you think? We’ve got our four in stone…
Plus, Nat Borchers joins us to tell stories from the Real Salt Lake glory years – CCL final, beginnings of the rivalry with Sporting KC and his most-loathed opponents – and help narrow down the pantheon in Sandy, where the fourth face is tough. The guys also tackle a more difficult task – the Vancouver Whitecaps’ MLS years – and add three new teams to the Greatest of All-Time bracket.
2:08 – A message to all our listeners & everyone keeping us safe
8:48 – Who belongs on Atlanta United’s Mount Rushmore?
25:01 – INTERVIEW: Nat Borchers on RSL glory years, CCL final and his most-loathed opponents
48:45 – Rimando, Beckerman, Javi Mo and _________ on the RSL Rushmore
1:01:08 – After Alphonso Davies, who belongs in Whitecaps’ player pantheon?
Mon, 30 March 2020
Should Beckham be on Galaxy's Mount Rushmore? Plus, convos w/ MLSer turned ER doc & Steven Beitashour
It’s an all-LA day for the ETR squad from Galaxy legends to the anniversary of the inaugural “El Trafico.” First, the guys come together along with all of #MLSUnites to thank medical professionals around the world. That includes former MLS Cup champion Robbie Russell, who is now an ER doctor in Virginia and checks in with the guys to discuss his experience right now.
Then the guys celebrate THAT Zlatan goal with Steven Beitashour, who had the perfect view (just on the wrong team). Beitashour walks you through the buildup to that game, the legacy of the rivalry, and where his career stands now. Finally, the guys choose LAFC's best-ever side, and debate the Mount Rushmore of the LA Galaxy but are forced to leave the deciding vote to you. Don’t forget we are going to hit every club’s history! Coming up on Thursday are Atlanta United, Real Salt Lake and the Vancouver Whitecaps.
5:17 – MLSer-turned-ER doc Robbie Russell talks Covid-19
15:02 – Memories from the first El Trafico, AKA The Zlatan Game
18:30 – Steven Beitashour on LAFC-Galaxy, Iran and his career
46:24 – LAFC’s Mount Rushmore and Greatest-Ever Team
54:44 – Should David Beckham be on the Galaxy Mount Rushmore?
1:13:45 – Mailbag: Donovan goal vs. Algeria + All-Loathed XI in MLS
Thu, 26 March 2020
Andrew is back to help kick off a few weeks of MLS legend debates as the guys choose Extratime’s Mount Rushmore for every single MLS club. First, some big family news (Rico Wiebe, anyone?), and then Andrew, David, Doyle, and Calen get into it. Who stands atop the Houston Dynamo all-time player list? Which of the great D.C. United teams is THE best squad in club history? Who joins Bradley, Jozy and Giovinco in the Toronto FC history books? Thoughts? Hit us up via text at 401-206-0MLS or email at email@example.com.
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1:25 – Family news + Covid-19 … Stay safe everyone!
9:53 – Who joins Ching, DeRo and Davis on the Dynamo’s Rushmore?
29:43 – Best Houston team of all-time? Gotta be…
33:46 – D.C. United’s glorious history narrowed down to four players
52:58 – Do you have to win MLS Cup to be one of the best of all-time? D.C. test the theory
1:01:26 – Toronto FC’s divergent eras: Which stars make the pantheon?
1:17:32 – Why TFC’s treble-winning side might be MLS’s best ever
Mon, 23 March 2020
With former USMNT legend Charlie Davies back from vacation and in the rotation, the gang figured it was the perfect time to reminisce. Doyle, Calen, Charlie, and Gass take you through their favorite USMNT moments of all time. That's followed by a long chat with former New York Red Bulls and current Red Bull Salzburg Manager Jesse Marsch to talk about the adjustment to coaching in Europe, the challenges for American players and coaches aboard, how to succeed as a selling club, soccer (Foosball) philosophy, and much more. Plus mailbag questions, and Gass tries the “Stay at Home Challenge” to select the first three clubs that will be debated as part of the Extratime Mount Rushmore and Extratime's All-Time Team Challenge. Those conversations get going on Thursday’s show.
3:40 Talking MLS Classic matches and tailgates
8:45 Favorite USMNT moments
27:00 Some new expansion teams in Manch-vegas and Fresno CA
34:00 Jesse Marsch
38:35 Jesse on “The Speech” at Liverpool
42:05 Developing great players and competing for titles as a “selling” club
52:00 Biggest “proving” moments at Salzburg
Thu, 19 March 2020
Keep your social distance with Extratime driven by Continental! Andrew, David and Doyle come together virtually to talk about their favorite MLS players of all-time (you might be surprised), create new MLS expansion teams out of thin air and chat with Benny Feilhaber, podcasting star and man of international soccer mystery!
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1:25 – MLS season resumption pushed back to May 10, per CDC guidelines
8:01 – Our favorite MLS player of all-time! Andrew, David and Doyle share
16:35 – Andrew’s vision for Boise, Idaho expansion
29:10 – David is bringing MLS to Alaska…
35:00 – The Baltimore Bohs are back thanks to Doyle
42:13 – INTERVIEW: Benny Feilhaber on “No Air” and BSI Podcast
50:19 – FEILHABER: Why you don’t get on Peter Vermes’ bad side
54:24 – FEILHABER: Man-marking Messi in the U-20 World Cup
1:00:27 – FEILHABER: 2009 Confederations Cup vs. Spain
Mon, 16 March 2020
The ETR gang is back after a one-show layoff with a new setup at home. David, Doyle, and Calen chat about the changing world around us, and then jump into a heavy mailbag. The guys discuss their oldest memories of MLS (or in Doyle’s case the Triassic Period), favorite MLS games to re-watch, SKC legends, and much more. The next few weeks ETR is going to be diving deep on each and every club's current roster, but also each club's history and culture. We are open to any ideas so send us your questions and get involved! What are your favorite MLS memories? Players? Who looms largest in your clubs’ history?
8:31 Who is at fault for the ETR injury crisis?
14:55 After two weeks which team worries you the most?
25:10 ETR hosts creating our own expansion teams from crests to rosters
29:00 MLS oldest memories
36:30 Do the Revs have what it takes to win big games?
Mon, 9 March 2020
Who is to blame for Chicharito's struggles? MLS Week 2 winners, Inter Miami progress, Loons flag flying high
The big winners from Week 2? Anyone who stayed up for that wild LAFC-Union match! Andrew, David and Doyle marvel at Jakob Glesnes’ banger, Carlos Vela’s sustained brilliance and the ideal DP configuration. Then it’s on to our winners – Sporting KC, the SuperDraft and the Colorado Rapids – and the Adrian Heath Gaffer of the Week … Adrian Heath!
Plus, how did Atlanta United do without Josef Martinez? Did Inter Miami and Nashville take steps forward? Do the Timbers want to be boring? Oh, and Chicharito! Why it isn’t Javier Hernandez’s fault that the Galaxy can’t find him. Doyle’s looking at Guillermo Barros Schelotto for that one.
Also in this show ... #CCLFever is back, first look at the US Olympic qualifying roster, Sounders-Columbus and Swedish producer Anders in the mailbag.
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2:00 – That LAFC-Union game has the gang hungover on a Monday
17:01 – Wk 2 Winner: Sporting KC work over the Dynamo
24:50 – Wk 2 Winner: The SuperDraft! Don’t write it off yet
28:20 – Wk2 Winner: Colorado Rapids are perfect, and Younes Namli can ball
31:05 – Adrian Heath Gaffer of the Week is … ADRIAN HEATH
36:22 – How’d Atlanta United look in their first match without Josef?
39:02 – Inter Miami loses in DC, but takes a big step forward
42:26 – Who should play striker for Nashville? Do Portland want to be boring?
52:12 – Chicharito’s slow start w/ the Galaxy … Who is to blame and is it fixable?
57:46 – #CCLFever is back! Who is the best bet to move on?
1:03:11 – Breaking down the United States Olympic qualifying roster
1:06:10 – MAILBAG: Sounders vs. Crew & Producer Anders
Thu, 5 March 2020
Taylor Twellman on ESPN's new soccer show, Josef replacements, Chicharito, #CCLFever, Cincy job & much more!
Let Taylor Twellman get you ready for MLS Week 2 in the same week ESPN debuted Banter on their channels! Andrew, David and Twellman talk Josef Martinez replacements for Atlanta United, Chicharito’s slow start with the Galaxy, Inter Miami’s ongoing battle between reality and expectations, Carlos Vela’s claim to the title of MLS’s best-ever player, CCL takeaways (LAFC, Seattle and Thierry Henry’s Impact) and ponder what FC Cincinnati should do with that open head-coaching position.
Also in this show ... MLS culture tweets, USL Championship kicks off, ESPN+ Game of the Week, random team we’re watching (Orlando and Kansas City) and listeners have their say in the mailbag.
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3:05 – USL Championship (and Tim Howard) are back!
8:04 – Predict 6 picks for Week 2
10:56 – Taylor Twellman talks Banter, ESPN’s new soccer show
12:23 – TWELLMAN: Josef replacements and Atlanta United
18:08 – TWELLMAN: How LA Galaxy can get the best out of Chicharito
22:00 – TWELLMAN: Inter Miami’s battle between reality and expectations
26:46 – TWELLMAN: Carlos Vela, best ever in MLS? CCL takeaways
33:16 – TWELLMAN: Thierry Henry’s start with Montreal + Victor Wanyama
35:13 – TWELLMAN: Week 1 in a nutshell, Cincy coaching job, MLS in StL
44:16 – ESPN+ Game of the Week + Random team to watch in Week 2
57:30 – Extratime Mailbag
Mon, 2 March 2020
MLS is back, and the guys waste no time diving into Week 1! First, the bad news, Josef Martinez tore his ACL against Nashville. Why it's a gut punch across the board, not just for Atlanta United, and what's next for the Five Stripes and their talismanic striker. Then around the table for the big winners of Week 1 -- Rapids, "Hot Boy" Kevin Molino, Nashville SC's home opener and Lucas Zelarayan and the Crew -- and an evaluation of Chicharito's MLS and Galaxy debut.
Also in this show ... Carlos Vela chips Inter Miami to an L in front of Beckham's posse, our Adrian Heath Gaffer of the Week is Thierry Henry and which teams should be at least a little bit concerned after Week 1.
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2:03 – Around the table for the best moment from Week 1
5:46 – Josef Martinez injury is a massive downer
9:24 – Are Atlanta United still MLS Cup contenders?
24:18 – How Colorado Rapids proved Doyle wrong
29:51 – Nashville SC goes all in on Music City vibes
33:19 – Kevin Molino raises the ETR Loon flag to full mast
35:06 – Lucas Zelarayan gives Crew three points off the bat
38:04 – Chicharito's Debut: Signs of trouble or all good?
43:17 – An appreciation of Carlos Vela and Inter Miami first impressions
52:28 – Extratime Coach of the Week: Thierry Henry!
57:16 – Which teams should be at least a little concerned after Wk 1?
1:05:35 – MAILBAG: Pomykal's stache, Tanner Tessman, Reverse Marie Kondo award
Thu, 27 February 2020
David Beckham on Extratime? You better believe it (49:35). Andrew, David and The Athletic’s Sam Stejskal jump in the studio to make bold predictions on the eve of MLS’s 25th season, plus chat with Beckham as Inter Miami prepare to play their first game and PRO’s Howard Webb takes you under the refereeing hood for 2020. The guys dig into all the traditional award categories, make up some of their own and try to nail the MLS Cup winner. Use the time codes to jump to around in the show, or listen to the whole thing as you get hyped for Week 1!
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3:12 – Shock and awe in the Concacaf Champions League!
13:00 – MLS Predict 6 Game of the Week: Portland vs. Minnesota
16:30 – Newcomer of the Year
19:04 – AT&T Rookie of the Year
22:00 – 22 Under 22 Player of the Year
25:31 – Allstate Goalkeeper of the Year
27:40 – Defender of the Year
30:33 – Comeback Player of the Year
34:54 – MLS Assist King
39:00 – Golden Boot presented by Audi
46:01 – Landon Donovan MLS MVP
49:35 – INTERVIEW: David Beckham (Inter Miami)
56:08 – David Accam Dark Horse MVP
59:22 – Ozzie Alonso D-Mid of the Year
1:01:44 – Yamil Asad Ridiculous Positional Switch
1:03:56 – [To be named later] Outside Back to Watch
1:06:23 – Juan Agudelo “It’s his year, I swear” Award
1:09:05 – Nouhou Player of the Year
1:12:57 – Dom Badji First-Time Double Digit Scorer
1:14:09 – Aaron Long Award: Good player to All-League
1:16:07 – INTERVIEW: Howard Webb (PRO)
1:25:53 – Sigi Schmid Coach of the Year
1:31:21 – Out of the playoffs and into the field? In the playoffs and out? MLS Cup and Darkhorse MLS Cup
1:35:58 – MAILBAG: Baerantees galore!
Mon, 24 February 2020
Eastern Conference preview! All 13 teams! Are Miami a playoff team? Can FdB get the best out of ATLUTD?
Five days until opening day! It’s time for Extratime’s team-by-team preview for the Eastern Conference, from expansion side Inter Miami to same-team-new-coach NYCFC. Everything you need to know, plus the biggest question facing all 13 teams and our predictions, including Doyle’s very scientific points over/under.
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4:00 – CCL Fever Preview: Can LAFC come back? How many MLS teams will get through?
12:31 – Inter Miami season preview
18:44 – FC Cincinnati season preview
24:48 – Orlando City season preview
31:02 – Columbus Crew season preview
37:13 – Montreal Impact season preview
43:00 – Chicago Fire season preview
49:02 – New England Revolution season preview
55:18 – New York Red Bulls season preview
1:01:43 – D.C. United season preview
1:07:30 – Toronto FC season preview
1:13:55 – Philadelphia Union season preview
1:20:08 – Atlanta United season preview
1:26:41 – NYCFC season preview
1:32:30 – Week 1's best games to watch
Thu, 20 February 2020
Nine days until opening day! It’s time for Extratime’s team-by-team preview for the Western Conference, from expansion side Nashville SC to Supporters’ Shield winners LAFC. Everything you need to know, plus the biggest question facing all 13 teams and our predictions, including Doyle’s very scientific points over/under.
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3:45 – MLS News Dump: Cincy coaching change, big news in Chicago
7:53 – Free space is disappointment! LAFC and Montreal in the CCL
14:10 – Nashville SC season preview
20:25 – Vancouver Whitecaps season preview
26:35 – Sporting Kansas City season preview
32:34 – Houston Dynamo season preview
38:55 – Colorado Rapids season preview
45:02 – San Jose Earthquakes season preview
55:58 – FC Dallas season preview
1:02:21 – Portland Timbers season preview
1:08:51 – LA Galaxy season preview
1:14:22 – Minnesota United season preview
1:20:33 – Real Salt Lake season preview
1:26:39 – Seattle Sounders season preview
1:33:16 – LAFC season preview
Mon, 17 February 2020
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Concacaf Champions League is here, and Extratime has your comprehensive #CCLfever guide to this year’s masochistic tournament, that is if you’re an MLS fan. Bring on the pain with team-by-team previews, Liga MX scouting reports from Goal.com’s Jon Arnold, some expert analysis by Sounders assistant coach Gonzalo Pineda and walks down memory lane -- #MLS4RSL, Cameron Porter and the Impact, Toronto FC’s giant-killing disappointment – to honor/mourn some of the tournament’s biggest moments. Finally, fever-induced predictions!
3:45 – First (gulp) MLS’s checkered history in the Concacaf Champions League
6:32 – What makes #CCLfever so special? Why should you go all-in?
15:46 – Cameron Porter’s goal, Frank Klopas’ thrusts, Montreal’s epic final run
18:49 – How does the bracket shake out? Which MLS team has the easiest path?
22:39 – INTERVIEW: Liga MX scouting reports with Goal.com’s Jon Arnold
40:27 – Toronto FC beat Tigres then Club America … then couldn’t make history
46:12 – INTERVIEW: Sounders’ assistant Gonzalo Pineda on CCL past and present
53:27 – #MLS4RSL: A historic first MLS run (that came just short) of the modern era
56:07 – Team-by-team capsules: How much to they care? … Why they’ll win … Seed the doubt
1:18:27 – OK, so is this actually the year? CCL predictions!
Thu, 13 February 2020
No more Miami rumors, we said. Well, how about a done deal? It’s not press-release official, but Rodolfo Pizarro is doing interviews at the airport and name dropping David Beckham soooooooooo *shrug*. Andrew, David, Doyle and Susannah take about the process, the fee and what the move says about Inter Miami and MLS.
Also in this show ... Walker Zimmerman got traded, sort of out of the blue. What does it say about LAFC? What does it mean for Nashville SC. Plus, an ode to Nacho Piatti and a position battle royale building in Dallas.
We’ve also got exclusive 1v1 interviews with LAFC do-it-all dynamo Latif Blessing, Toronto FC and Canada midfielder Jonathan Osorio and SB Nation writer Zito Madu calls in to talk Black History Month and why soccer has to do a better job reflecting the world.
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3:16 – What Rodolfo Pizarro’s move says about Inter Miami, MLS and Liga MX
10:04 – LAFC trades Best XI defender Walker Zimmerman … Why?
20:10 – Why Nashville SC believe they’ve found their version of Chad Marshall
24:38 – INTERVIEW: SB Nation’s Zito Madu on what the soccer world can learn from Black History Month
42:35 – Adios Nacho Piatti! Remembered the legend as he goes home
46:24 – INTERVIEW: LAFC’s Latif Blessing brings smiles to the world
56:31 – Position battle royale for Luchi Gonzalez and FC Dallas
1:01:03 – INTERVIEW: Jonathan Osorio on the 2022 task that faces Canada
1:10:25 – Mailbag! Alberth Elis in Houston & Orlando City’s offseason moves
Mon, 10 February 2020
Neymar to Miami? Maybe? Someday?! Plus, BWP expectations w/ LAFC, Ola Kamara Golden Boot & Gio Reyna
Neymar + David Beckham and Inter Miami = TBD. Is it real? (Maybe! Not soon.) Is it fun? (Oh yes.) Will the guys shoot it down? (Maybe.) Once that’s out of the way, it’s time to talk Designated Players, as Toronto FC fill their third spot with Pablo Piatti from La Liga. He’s got some question marks (namely, injury), but the Argentine is betting on himself. Will it pay off for Toronto FC?
Also in this show ... Bradley Wright-Phillips to LAFC is done, now what should we expect from the Red Bulls legend? Luis Amarilla makes 25 goals his aim in Minnesota. Wise choice? Real Salt Lake’s new Young DP, Jurgen Locadia’s purchase clause and Gio Reyna and CBA clarifications in the Mailbag.
We’ve also got exclusive 1v1 interviews with D.C. United Golden Boot darkhorse Ola Kamara, MNUFC midfielder Jan Gregus and Costa Rican international and Nashville SC attacker Randall Leal.
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2:33 – Is Neymar coming to Inter Miami … ever? Soon? Someday?
4:04 – Toronto FC’s new DP from La Liga and what it says about the project
11:57 – INTERVIEW: Ola Kamara on D.C. United, playing in China and Zlatan
21:50 – How will LAFC use BWP? What should we expect? Are 10 goals too many?
28:56 – Good idea/bad idea: New Loons striker says his target is 25 goals
36:19 – INTERVIEW: Jan Gregus takes you behind the scenes in Minnesota
45:43 – MLS News Dump: RSL’s new Young DP, Locadia’s $10M purchase clause
55:25 – INTERVIEW: Costa Rica international and Nashville SC midfielder Randall Leal
1:03:57 – Gio Reyna: When might he be involved with the USMNT?
1:07:50 – GAM vs. TAM: Explaining how the CBA changed the game
Thu, 6 February 2020
New CBA! Let's dig into new roster rules! Best MLS kits, Nani's origin story & the biggest headlines
There’s a new set of roster rules in Major League Soccer! The League and the MLS Players’ Union reached an agreement on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), and Andrew, Dave and Doyle dig into the details: increased spending, TAM turned to GAM, free agency changes, charter flight requirements, media deal revenue sharing and a Under-22 player initiative that’s very much TBD. What will the league look like for the next five years? Here’s your answer.
Also in this show ... There’s a new crop of kits in MLS (#Forward25), and Susannah drops by to give the guys the behind-the-scenes stories from the party before the crew names their favorites from the bunch … and those they don’t really vibe with. To each their own! Plus, Nacho Piatti, Minnesota’s No. 10 target and a big CCL problem for LAFC.
We’ve also got exclusive 1v1 interviews with Orlando City star Nani, who tells the incredible story of how he willed himself into an academy as a child, Montreal Impact midfielder Bojan Krkic and Best XI selection Alejandro Pozuelo.
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:58 – League and MLS Players’ Union agree to new Collective Bargaining Agreement
9:55 – What new free agency rules mean for MLS’s future
14:55 – The yet-to-be-finalized rule that could help MLS be more of a selling league
18:40 – Possible change to the Designated Player rule
25:27 – Nani tells his incredible “How I made it” story
35:49 – What would Boca Juniors’ No. 10 Emanuel Reynoso mean for Loons
42:57 – Bad news for LAFC’s CCL dreams as Adama Diomande picks up injury
51:15 – Bojan on why he came to MLS and Thierry Henry’s place in his career
59:07 – Susannah Collins joins to evaluate a new crop of MLS jerseys #Forward25
1:09:45 – Alejandro Pozuelo on Year 1 in MLS, and how to know when to chip the ‘keeper
1:17:15 – MAILBAG: Who will score more goals … Jurgen Locadia or Chicharito?
Mon, 3 February 2020
Jurgen Locadia on Cincy transfer, DJ career & Skyline Chili + Inter Miami closes in on Rodolfo Pizarro
FC Cincinnati are on the hunt for Designated Players, and they landed a big fish in Jurgen Locadia, who Brighton paid $20 million for just two years ago. The goalscorer, aspiring DJ and, for the time being, skeptic of Skyline Chili joins the guys to explain what brought him to Ohio and Major League Soccer. Is there reason to be optimistic in the Queen City? You bet, and we explain.
Plus, did Inter Miami pull a jack move to maneuver themselves into pole position for Rodolfo Pizarro? And what would the El Tri star signing from Monterrey mean for the expansion side, both on the field and off? In other news, the Sounders signed a 3rd Designated Player (before the summer, too) and are now the CCL favorites, among MLS sides at least.
Also in this show ... Doyle, David and Calen on the USMNT’s January camp win and Uly Llanez’s big debut and interviews with Nashville SC No. 10 Hany Mukhtar and Real Salt Lake’s Albert Rusnak.
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5:09 – INTERVIEW: Jurgen Locadia explains why he moved to MLS and what FC Cincinnati fans can expect
16:32 – What are reasonable expectations for FC Cincinnati in 2020?
21:45 – INTERVIEW: Hany Mukhtar explains why Nashville SC was the right fit
30:36 – Did Inter Miami hijack the Fire’s Rodolfo Pizarro move? Is he the right DP for the club?
43:12 – INTERVIEW: Albert Rusnak on a drama-filled year with Real Salt Lake
50:34 – Sounders now CCL favorites, among MLS sides, after 3rd DP signing
55:23 – NEWS DUMP: Atlanta grab TAM attacker, Anderlecht wanna buy everyone, Red Bulls shuffle
1:03:15 – Winners from USMNT January camp? Tactical takeaways, too
1:10:12 – MAILBAG: What does FC Dallas’ front six look like in 2020?
Thu, 30 January 2020
Doyle’s back – with a cane and some takes, starting with Wiebe’s Top 10 Biggest Signings list – to join Andrew, David and Susannah to dig in on the preseason and transfer window, starting with Atlanta United’s shed-all-the-fan-favorites offseason.
Plus, is Nacho Piatti actually leaving Montreal or is this just another year of the same old rumors? Would Bobby Wood have been a good fit in Cincinnati? Might Cavani actually end up in Miami? Which MLS legend would you bring to the present day in a time machine?
Also in this show ... Exclusive 1v1 interviews with the Portland Timbers’ Sebastian Blanco, Chicago Fire forward C.J. Sapong and Whitecaps’ DP signing Lucas Cavallini.
4:53 – Doyle GOES IN on Wiebe’s Top 10 Biggest Signings list
8:55 – Why Atlanta United’s offseason is confusing … and could still work out
16:15 – INTERVIEW: Timbers’ Sebastian Blanco on Portland & away goals
27:23 – Is Nacho Piatti really leaving Montreal?
31:49 – Doyle and Gass on why you should watch USA-Costa Rica
35:33 – Would Bobby Wood be a good fit for Cincy?
38:32 – INTERVIEW: C.J. Sapong shares his unique world view
49:50 – Cavani to Inter Miami? Make it happen! Plus, MLS news in brief
58:36 – INTERVIEW: Lucas Cavallini explains how he got the “El Tanque” nickname
1:06:08 – Which MLS legend would you bring to the present day in a time machine?
Mon, 27 January 2020
Who are the Top 10 “Biggest MLS signings” of all-time? And what does that even mean, anyway? Wiebe tries to explain his logic, while David and Calen poke holes in the list. Hint: David Beckham is No. 1 and then it is an absolute free-for-all...
Also in this show …
Julian Gressel calls in to explain how the D.C. United trade went down, why he thought he was going to stay in Atlanta until preseason began and what position he’s best suited for (it’s not right back).
Three interviews from Los Angeles with MLS legends: Sporting KC’s Peter Vermes on why spending is exploding at his club and around MLS. New England manager Bruce Arena talks man management and how he managed stars like David Beckham and Robbie Keane. Sounders’ lifer Brian Schmetzer on his place in the Seattle soccer community.
3:05 – Which club has had the best offseason so far? Votes for Crew, Galaxy and Timbers
15:13 – INTERVIEW: Julian Gressel talks Atlanta United, Josef Martinez and a new life in D.C.
30:38 – The Aaron Long transfer saga continues as West Ham make a bid
34:40 – INTERVIEW: Peter Vermes explains why spending is rising in MLS
45:25 – Funes Mori or Martinez in Miami? Which would you rather see?
50:09 – INTERVIEW: Bruce Arena on how he managed Etcheverry, Beckham, Donovan & Keane
1:00:04 – INTERVIEW: Brian Schmetzer on being a Sounders legend + Seattle lifer
1:10:10 – Who are the Top 10 “Biggest MLS signings” of all-time? And what does that even mean, anyway?
Thu, 23 January 2020
Only one man could overshadow Chicharito in the MLS news cycle … Julian Gressel! Atlanta United got $1 million in allocation money and D.C. United got a player who they think will take them to another level. Who is the deal’s big winner? Where will Ben Olsen play his new piece? Will Atlanta have any regrets?
In the midst of all the Chicharito hoopla, the word “retirement” entered the lexicon, thanks to a vlog by the man himself. Is it a big deal? What’s the bigger context? Andrew and David discuss, then call ESPN’s Taylor Twellman to chime in on the big stories of the day, including Michael Bradley ankle drama in Toronto.
Also in this show ... 1v1 interviews with Jonathan dos Santos and Guillermo Barros Schelotto, MLSsoccer.com’s Tom Bogert on news in Colorado and Philly, Franco Jara makes FC Dallas a contender.
3:00 – The biggest news in MLS is … the Julian Gressel trade
10:52 – Chicharito used the “R” word, so is it a big deal?
16:38 – Taylor Twellman on Chicharito, Gressel, ankle drama in Toronto & more
34:50 – Guillermo Barros Schelotto on Chicharito and the 2020 LA Galaxy
42:46 – Around the League w/ Tom Bogert: GMs on Gressel, Rapids DP, Union moves
50:21 – “He’s a killer”: Jonathan dos Santos sits down to chat about the Galaxy’s new No. 9
56:49 – Gass: Franco Jara makes FC Dallas an MLS Cup contender
1:06:37 – MAILBAG: Sporting KC’s new midfielder + Homegrown goalkeepers
Mon, 20 January 2020
Interview special! 10 minutes w/ Ale Bedoya, Adrian Heath, Ian Ayre, Darlington Nagbe & Lalas Abubakar
It’s a holiday, but you don’t have to go without your Extratime fix. Andrew brings you a handful of interviews from Los Angeles, including a chat with the Union’s Alejandro Bedoya about what happened after he used his platform to protest gun violence on national television.
Plus, Adrian Heath talks Loons and MLS dot com, Ian Ayre outlines Year 1 for Nashville SC, Darlington Nagbe explains why Ohio was calling him home and Lalas Abubakar shares the good vibes in Colorado.
1:25 – Alejandro Bedoya on using his platform to protest gun violence + Union 2020
10:15 – Adrian Heath explains Loons’ 2019 success and future + MLS dot com banter
20:45 – Nashville SC exec Ian Ayre on where preparations stand for expansion season
27:38 – Darlington Nagbe’s on his love affair with Ohio and reunion with Caleb Porter
35:30 – Lalas Abubakar is the happiest man in Colorado + Rapids under Robin Fraser
Thu, 16 January 2020
Herc Gomez on Chicharito, FCC GM Gerard Nijkamp on Pereiro rumors, Pablo Maurer on DPs in DC, and more
David Gass sits alone in a barren studio but with the transfer market heating up he must soldier on. And it is a packed show starting with Andrew out in LA for the week sitting down with ESPN’s Herculez Gomez to talk about what Chicharito could mean for LA Galaxy and MLS, and why a deal hasn’t gotten done yet.
Then David hopped on the phone with Pablo Maurer of the Athletic to talk about DC United’s newest signing Edison Flores and how he could ignite the DC fanbase. That is followed by talking with FC Cincinnati GM Gerard Nijkamp on a Gaston Pereiro update and more transfer plans for the window.
Finally while in Los Angeles, Andrew also sat down with Vancouver's head man Marc Dos Santos and Red Bull’s winger Daniel Royer.
4:00 Herculez Gomez
14:10 Pablo Maurer
32:05 Gerard Nijkamp
46:16 Marc Dos Santos
55:19 Daniel Royer
Mon, 13 January 2020
Preseason finally begins and the MLS transfer news is pouring in. There are rumors of Chicharito meeting with the LA Galaxy on Monday. Calen and David chat about what the Mexican megastar would mean/do in MLS, and The Athletic’s National Reporter Paul Tenorio joins the guys. He talks them through the surprise developments with Chicharito, DP rumors in Chicago, changes coming to MLS, and a flurry of signings around the corner from Inter Miami.
Then Matt “Willis Reed” Doyle checks in to chat US Soccer restructuring with Brian McBride being named General Manager, Olympic qualifying coming up, and his thoughts on the 2020 MLS Superdraft.
Plus what does the future hold for Atlanta post LGP (and maybe Gressel), BWP potentially to LAFC, and much more.
2:18 Player symposium
14:05 Paul Tenorio interview
31:35 Inter Miami roster build
34:21 Matt Doyle
43:45 Brian McBride US Soccer GM
54:23 Julian Gressel rumors and LGP transfer