Thu, 2 May 2019
In this episode, Andrew, David, Bobby and Susannah gather to discuss Major League Soccer’s current trend: coaches calling out their own squads. First up, Andrew’s 2019 MLS All-Star presented by Target XI. Got a chance, says Wiebe! Gonna get rolled by Atletico Madrid, says everyone else. Then it’s on to FC Cincinnati and Alan Koch – with plenty of props for the first-place Union – after comments from the coach that made it clear he believes the current squad isn’t enough to compete.
It’s a risky move, as Anthony Hudson found out. The Rapids parted ways with their head coach this week, and GM Padraig Smith called in to Extratime to explain the firing, lay out what comes next and take some responsibility himself. Who are the best candidates for the job? Bobby has a list, but we want to know what you think. In the Week 10 preview, planning for Baby Cameron’s first-ever MLS game at Red Bull Arena, the state of the Texas Derby (and Austin’s place in a few years), Sporting KC’s injury crisis and our ESPN+ games of the week featuring the Ozzie Alonso game, Crew struggles, Toronto FC rumors and Whitecaps-Rapids.
In the mailbag … Cristian Roldan’s red card was successfully appealed and listeners have some fun with the verdict. Plus, the top attacking duos in MLS.