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Subscribers: 854
Reviews: 8

Stan
 Nov 24, 2022
I really want to like this podcast, but I find the host Ryan Bailey unlistenable. He is condescending to the other hosts and very repetitive. Plus the "quick break" ad reads are the longest of any podcast I have ever listened to.

Bob L.
 Nov 12, 2022
Love the different perspectives that the guys bring to the podcast. A great range of coverage.

andrew m
 Feb 9, 2022
Taylor and the crew provide great soccer content %66 usa soccer stuff guys and gals


 Dec 23, 2021
Allocation Disorder is the show I like best. The ad to show ratio is much higher in all TSS properties than an average podcast of similar size. Ads run for a couple minutes in several different breaks within a single hour long episode.

Phil
 Aug 12, 2019
Best US based Soccer podcast out there!

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Long-running American soccer show covering the USMNT, Premier League, Champions League, MLS, and more. If you enjoy analysis and silliness in equal measure, we're the podcast for you.

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World Cup 2022: Spain vs Germany analysis, Canada make their exit, Belgium underwhelm
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The biggest game 'on paper' of the group stage didn't disappoint, as Germany and Spain played out a high-quality draw. Meanwhile, Canada became the second team to confirm their exit, Costa Rica shocked Japan and Belgium were undone by Morocco! Ryan, Taylor, Joe and Graham run through all the action! -- JOIN THE TSS WORLD CUP+ PATREON! Throughout the World Cup, we will be found on our brand-new Patreon, which houses bonus podcasts, access to our exclusive Discord, blog posts, videos, and much more. Become a member today at patreon.com/totalsoccershow! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 28, 2022
World Cup 2022: Messi brings the magic, Lewandowski achieves his dream & Mbappe leads the Golden Boot race!
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In an action-packed Saturday slate of World Cup games, Argentina scored two beautiful goals in a less-than-beautiful win! Elsewhere, Kylian Mbappe leads the Golden Boot race with a brace against Denmark, Robert Lewandowski struggled to contain the emotion of his first World Cup goal, and the Aussies finally got points on the board! Ryan, Taylor, Joe and Graham get into it.... -- JOIN US AT OUR WORLD CUP WATCH PARTY! The TSS gang will be in Brooklyn, NYC on Sunday, November 27th for a Germany vs Spain Watch Party! We'll watch the big game from Group E and talk soccer, host a quiz, answer your questions, and more! Click here for more info and tickets for the TSS World Cup Watch Party on 11/27 -- JOIN THE TSS WORLD CUP+ PATREON! Throughout the World Cup, we will be found on our brand-new Patreon, which houses bonus podcasts, access to our exclusive Discord, blog posts, videos, and much more. Become a member today at patreon.com/totalsoccershow! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 26, 2022
World Cup 2022: England vs USA analysis! Tyler Adams and Christian Pulisic shine against dour Three Lions!
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The USMNT outplayed England on the World Cup stage! Ryan, Taylor, Graham and Joe analyze a solid performance from Gregg Berhalter's side, and look ahead to the decisive game with Iran on Tuesday. The gang also look at the other games of the day, including Qatar's elimination, heartbreak for Wales and a solid performance from Ecuador! -- JOIN US AT OUR WORLD CUP WATCH PARTY! The TSS gang will be in Brooklyn, NYC on Sunday, November 27th for a Germany vs Spain Watch Party! We'll watch the big game from Group E and talk soccer, host a quiz, answer your questions, and more! Click here for more info and tickets for the TSS World Cup Watch Party on 11/27 -- JOIN THE TSS WORLD CUP+ PATREON! Throughout the World Cup, we will be found on our brand-new Patreon, which houses bonus podcasts, access to our exclusive Discord, blog posts, videos, and much more. Become a member today at patreon.com/totalsoccershow! -- Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Better Help! This episode is brought to you in part by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/tss and get on your way to being your best self. Shipstation! Use promo code 'TSSWC' today at shipstation.com to sign up for your FREE 60-day trial! Manscaped! Go to Manscaped.com/TSS22 for 20% off and free shipping! Artifact! This holiday, who will you honor by asking them to record their story with Artifact? Go to heyartifact.com/life to learn more and get started. ExpressVPN! Go to ExpressVPN.com/TSS22 right now and you can get an extra three months of ExpressVPN for free! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 26, 2022
World Cup 2022: Richarlison stuns as Brazil turn on the flair, Ghana give Portugal a scare
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Ryan, Taylor, Graham and Joe review Brazil's opener, which included an all-time classic World Cup goal from Richarlison. Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo led Portugal to a (narrow) victory, Switzerland put points on the board and Uruguay vs South Korea was not fun! -- JOIN US AT OUR WORLD CUP WATCH PARTY! The TSS gang will be in Brooklyn, NYC on Sunday, November 27th for a Germany vs Spain Watch Party! We'll watch the big game from Group E and talk soccer, host a quiz, answer your questions, and more! Click here for more info and tickets for the TSS World Cup Watch Party on 11/27 -- JOIN THE TSS WORLD CUP+ PATREON! Throughout the World Cup, we will be found on our brand-new Patreon, which houses bonus podcasts, access to our exclusive Discord, blog posts, videos, and much more. Become a member today at patreon.com/totalsoccershow! -- Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Better Help! This episode is brought to you in part by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/tss and get on your way to being your best self. Shipstation! Use promo code 'TSSWC' today at shipstation.com to sign up for your FREE 60-day trial! Manscaped! Go to Manscaped.com/TSS22 for 20% off and free shipping! Artifact! This holiday, who will you honor by asking them to record their story with Artifact? Go to heyartifact.com/life to learn more and get started. ExpressVPN! Go to ExpressVPN.com/TSS22 right now and you can get an extra three months of ExpressVPN for free! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 24, 2022
World Cup 2022: Morocco and Croatia kept us snoozing, Spain can't stop scoring (or passing), Japan shock Germany, and Canada frustrated by Belgium
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The TSS foursome is back at the kitchen table to discuss Day 4 of the 2022 World Cup. Croatia and Morocco didn't quite bring the fireworks, but Spain certainly did! Japan stormed back in the second half to shock Germany, and Canada played a near-perfect game only to fall against a Route 1 goal by Belgium. Lots to discuss, lots to break down, and lots and lots of goals (thanks Spain) to praise! -- JOIN US AT OUR WORLD CUP WATCH PARTY! The TSS gang will be in Brooklyn, NYC on Sunday, November 27th for a Germany vs Spain Watch Party! We'll watch the big game from Group E and talk soccer, host a quiz, answer your questions, and more! Click here for more info and tickets for the TSS World Cup Watch Party on 11/27 -- JOIN THE TSS WORLD CUP+ PATREON! Throughout the World Cup, we will be found on our brand-new Patreon, which houses bonus podcasts, access to our exclusive Discord, blog posts, videos, and much more. Become a member today at patreon.com/totalsoccershow! -- Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Better Help! This episode is brought to you in part by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/tss and get on your way to being your best self. Shipstation! Use promo code 'TSSWC' today at shipstation.com to sign up for your FREE 60-day trial! Manscaped! Go to Manscaped.com/TSS22 for 20% off and free shipping! Artifact! This holiday, who will you honor by asking them to record their story with Artifact? Go to heyartifact.com/life to learn more and get started. ExpressVPN! Go to ExpressVPN.com/TSS22 right now and you can get an extra three months of ExpressVPN for free! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 23, 2022
World Cup 2022: Argentina suffer Saudi shocker, France bring the Down Under thunder, Mexico draw a blank, and more
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Another World Cup day in the books! Our foursome discuss (SPOILERS AHEAD)... Argentina's shocking loss to Saudi Arabia, France's big win over Australia, Mexico's rough outing against Poland, and Tunisia's spark against Denmark. -- JOIN US AT OUR WORLD CUP WATCH PARTY! The TSS gang will be in Brooklyn, NYC on Sunday, November 27th for a Germany vs Spain Watch Party! We'll watch the big game from Group E and talk soccer, host a quiz, answer your questions, and more! Click here for more info and tickets for the TSS World Cup Watch Party on 11/27 -- JOIN THE TSS WORLD CUP+ PATREON! Throughout the World Cup, we will be found on our brand-new Patreon, which houses bonus podcasts, access to our exclusive Discord, blog posts, videos, and much more. Become a member today at patreon.com/totalsoccershow! -- Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Better Help! This episode is brought to you in part by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/tss and get on your way to being your best self. Shipstation! Use promo code 'TSSWC' today at shipstation.com to sign up for your FREE 60-day trial! Manscaped! Go to Manscaped.com/TSS22 for 20% off and free shipping! Artifact! This holiday, who will you honor by asking them to record their story with Artifact? Go to heyartifact.com/life to learn more and get started. ExpressVPN! Go to ExpressVPN.com/TSS22 right now and you can get an extra three months of ExpressVPN for free! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 22, 2022
World Cup 2022: USA v Wales analysis, England are thriving, the Netherlands leave it late
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The TSS awesome foursome is here to discuss the second day of the 2022 World Cup, with a heavy focus on a USMNT performance that started a lot better than it finished! Join our Patreon (link below) for even more USMNT chat! -- JOIN US AT OUR WORLD CUP WATCH PARTY! The TSS gang will be in Brooklyn, NYC on Sunday, November 27th for a Germany vs Spain Watch Party! We'll watch the big game from Group E and talk soccer, host a quiz, answer your questions, and more! Click here for more info and tickets for the TSS World Cup Watch Party on 11/27 -- JOIN THE TSS WORLD CUP+ PATREON! Throughout the World Cup, we will be found on our brand-new Patreon, which houses bonus podcasts, access to our exclusive Discord, blog posts, videos, and much more. Become a member today at patreon.com/totalsoccershow! -- Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Better Help! This episode is brought to you in part by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/tss and get on your way to being your best self. Shipstation! Use promo code 'TSSWC' today at shipstation.com to sign up for your FREE 60-day trial! Manscaped! Go to Manscaped.com/TSS22 for 20% off and free shipping! Artifact! This holiday, who will you honor by asking them to record their story with Artifact? Go to heyartifact.com/life to learn more and get started. ExpressVPN! Go to ExpressVPN.com/TSS22 right now and you can get an extra three months of ExpressVPN for free! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 22, 2022
World Cup 2022: Qatar v Ecuador analysis, plus opening ceremony confusion
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We're all together at a kitchen table-turned-recording studio to discuss the opening game of the 2022 World Cup... Spoilers ahead... Was this a case of Ecuador being especially good or Qatar being particularly poor? Plus, why was the opener chalked off for offside, what did we make of the opening ceremonies, and how confusing is the FOX coverage to two non-Americans unaccustomed to their style? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 20, 2022
Preview and possible lineups for Wales-USMNT, plus Landon Donovan discusses the youth of the team and the pressure they'll be facing
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Taylor is joined by Graham and Joe to discuss the start of the World Cup and their mild FOMO about not being there in person. Then it's on to a preview of USA-Wales, some specific predictions for Qatar-Ecuador, and then we close it out with Ryan and Graham chatting with Landon Donovan about the USMNT, the youth of the squad, and the weight of expectation that will be on their shoulders as the tournament kicks off! If you want to listen, read, and watch more from us here at TSS, check out our brand-new Patreon! -- WE’RE DOING A LIVE SHOW! AND A WORLD CUP WATCH PARTY! The TSS gang will be in New York City for a live show on Sunday, November 20th! We’ll be talking World Cup, USMNT, and so much more! Check out this link for tickets and info for the TSS Live Show on 11/20 The gang will return to Brooklyn on Sunday, November 27th for a Germany vs Spain Watch Party! We'll watch the big game from Group E and talk soccer, host a quiz, answer your questions, and more! Click here for more info and tickets for the TSS World Cup Watch Party on 11/27 — If either the U.S. or Mexico National teams make it to the final of the tournament on December 18, 2022, Avocados From Mexico will give away free servings of guacamole to avocado-obsessed fans who visit afmguacgiveaway.com! — Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Better Help! This episode is brought to you in part by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/tss and get on your way to being your best self. Shopify! Sign up for a free trial at Shopify.com/TSS! Manscaped! Go to Manscaped.com/TSS22 for 20% off and free shipping! NPR's The Last Cup! Check out The Last Cup from NPR and Futuro Studios. Find it in NPR’s Embedded podcast feed. ExpressVPN! Go to ExpressVPN.com/TSS22 right now and you can get an extra three months of ExpressVPN for free! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 18, 2022
World Cup Group H Preview: Portugal, Ghana, Uruguay & South Korea
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Ryan, Taylor, Joe and Graham are here to talk Group H, our final group! We chat about Portugal's high-flying attack, Ghana's weakness relative to past Black Stars teams, Uruguay's talented team and veteran defense, and Son Heung-min's Korea squad, that features Son Heung-min, hopefully. If you want to listen, read, and watch more from us here at TSS, check out our brand-new Patreon! -- WE’RE DOING A LIVE SHOW! AND A WORLD CUP WATCH PARTY! The TSS gang will be in New York City for a live show on Sunday, November 20th! We’ll be talking World Cup, USMNT, and so much more! Check out this link for tickets and info for the TSS Live Show on 11/20 The gang will return to Brooklyn on Sunday, November 27th for a Germany vs Spain Watch Party! We'll watch the big game from Group E and talk soccer, host a quiz, answer your questions, and more! Click here for more info and tickets for the TSS World Cup Watch Party on 11/27 — Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Better Help! This episode is brought to you in part by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/tss and get on your way to being your best self. Shopify! Sign up for a free trial at Shopify.com/TSS! Manscaped! Go to Manscaped.com/TSS22 for 20% off and free shipping! NPR's The Last Cup! Check out The Last Cup from NPR and Futuro Studios. Find it in NPR’s Embedded podcast feed. ExpressVPN! Go to ExpressVPN.com/TSS22 right now and you can get an extra three months of ExpressVPN for free! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 17, 2022
World Cup Group G Preview: Brazil, Serbia, Switzerland & Cameroon
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Ryan, Taylor, Joe and Graham are here to talk Group G! We chat about Brazil’s star-powered attack, Serbia’s new look, Switzerland’s hopes, and Cameroon’s lopsided lineup. Oh, and one more thing: want to listen, read, and watch more from us here at TSS? Check out our brand-new Patreon! -- WE’RE DOING A LIVE SHOW! AND A WORLD CUP WATCH PARTY! The TSS gang will be in New York City for a live show on Sunday, November 20th! We’ll be talking World Cup, USMNT, and so much more! Check out this link for tickets and info for the TSS Live Show on 11/20 The gang will return to Brooklyn on Sunday, November 27th for a Germany vs Spain Watch Party! We'll watch the big game from Group E and talk soccer, host a quiz, answer your questions, and more! Click here for more info and tickets for the TSS World Cup Watch Party on 11/27 — Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Better Help! This episode is brought to you in part by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/tss and get on your way to being your best self. Shopify! Sign up for a free trial at Shopify.com/TSS! Manscaped! Go to Manscaped.com/TSS22 for 20% off and free shipping! NPR's The Last Cup! Check out The Last Cup from NPR and Futuro Studios. Find it in NPR’s Embedded podcast feed. ExpressVPN! Go to ExpressVPN.com/TSS22 right now and you can get an extra three months of ExpressVPN for free! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 16, 2022
World Cup Group F Preview: Belgium, Canada, Morocco & Croatia
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Ryan, Taylor, Joe and Graham are here to analyze a Belgium team who will be out to prove there's some gold left in their Golden Generation, a Canada squad that could and can spring surprises, a Morocco side that's hoping to heal some past grievances, and a Croatia team that will once again attempt to punch above its weight! -- WE’RE DOING A LIVE SHOW! AND A WORLD CUP WATCH PARTY! The TSS gang will be in New York City for a live show on Sunday, November 20th! We’ll be talking World Cup, USMNT, and so much more! Check out this link for tickets and info for the TSS Live Show on 11/20 The gang will return to Brooklyn on Sunday, November 27th for a Germany vs Spain Watch Party! We'll watch the big game from Group E and talk soccer, host a quiz, answer your questions, and more! Click here for more info and tickets for the TSS World Cup Watch Party on 11/27 — Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Better Help! This episode is brought to you in part by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/tss and get on your way to being your best self. Shopify! Sign up for a free trial at Shopify.com/TSS! Manscaped! Go to Manscaped.com/TSS22 for 20% off and free shipping! NPR's The Last Cup! Check out The Last Cup from NPR and Futuro Studios. Find it in NPR’s Embedded podcast feed. ExpressVPN! Go to ExpressVPN.com/TSS22 right now and you can get an extra three months of ExpressVPN for free! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 15, 2022
World Cup Group E Preview: Spain, Costa Rica, Germany & Japan
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Ryan, Taylor, Joe and Graham are here to analyze a Spain team who are keen for another star on their shirt, a Costa Rican side willing to fly the flag for CONCACAF, a Germany team that has the power to revert recent tournament trends, and a Japan side that's capable of a shock or two! -- WE’RE DOING A LIVE SHOW! AND A WORLD CUP WATCH PARTY! The TSS gang will be in New York City for a live show on Sunday, November 20th! We’ll be talking World Cup, USMNT, and so much more! Check out this link for tickets and info for the TSS Live Show on 11/20 The gang will return to Brooklyn on Sunday, November 27th for a Germany vs Spain Watch Party! We'll watch the big game from Group E and talk soccer, host a quiz, answer your questions, and more! Click here for more info and tickets for the TSS World Cup Watch Party on 11/27 — Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Better Help! This episode is brought to you in part by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/tss and get on your way to being your best self. Shopify! Sign up for a free trial at Shopify.com/TSS! Manscaped! Go to Manscaped.com/TSS22 for 20% off and free shipping! NPR's The Last Cup! Check out The Last Cup from NPR and Futuro Studios. Find it in NPR’s Embedded podcast feed. ExpressVPN! Go to ExpressVPN.com/TSS22 right now and you can get an extra three months of ExpressVPN for free! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 14, 2022
World Cup Group D Preview: France, Australia, Denmark & Tunisia
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Ryan, Taylor, Graham and Joe tell you everything you need to know about Group Dm which contains reigning world champs France, antipodean challengers Australia, a Denmark side seeking to build on recent tournament success, and a Tunisia team capable of surprises! -- WE’RE DOING A LIVE SHOW! The TSS gang will be in New York City for a live show on Sunday, November 20th! We’ll be talking World Cup, USMNT, and so much more...  Check out this link for tickets and the rest of the details — Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Factor! Factor is a meal kit delivery service that aims to make the Holidays a little more manageable! Head to Go.Factor75.com/TSS60 and use code TSS60 for 60% off your first box! Mint Mobile! Head to MintMobile.com/TSS to get your wireless plan for just $15 a month! Artifact! Artifact can help you create the world’s first digital storybook about your child! Go to heyartifact.com/kids to learn more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 11, 2022
Introducing... The Backheeled Show! Plus, does Gregg Berhalter’s “system” exist? And how will the USMNT play at the World Cup?
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We'd like to introduce you to "The Backheeled Show"! This is a special episode from The Backheeled Show that we're putting here in our TSS feed. On this episode, you'll learn more about the new show. Plus, with less than two weeks until the United States' first game at the World Cup, we're wondering: what is Gregg Berhalter’s system? Does it even exist? And how will the U.S. play in the World Cup? We try to answer those questions on this episode. You can follow The Backheeled Show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 10, 2022
World Cup Group C Preview: Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Mexico & Poland
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The whole TSS crew continues their 2022 World Cup previews with Group C! Argentina in the driver's seat, Mexico searching for that Quinto Partido, and Poland and Saudi Arabia have their eyes on the knockout round! -- WE’RE DOING A LIVE SHOW! The TSS gang will be in New York City for a live show on Sunday, November 20th! We’ll be talking World Cup, USMNT, and so much more...  Check out this link for tickets and the rest of the details — Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Factor! Factor is a meal kit delivery service that aims to make the Holidays a little more manageable! Head to Go.Factor75.com/TSS60 and use code TSS60 for 60% off your first box! Mint Mobile! Head to MintMobile.com/TSS to get your wireless plan for just $15 a month! Artifact! Artifact can help you create the world’s first digital storybook about your child! Go to heyartifact.com/kids to learn more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 10, 2022
The USMNT roster is out! Live reaction and analysis to Gregg Berhalter's 26 player squad!
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Joe and Taylor did a live stream over on the B/R app as the USMNT roster was released. This is the audio of that recording, which includes their speculative rosters ahead of the actual announcement, and then a whole lot of player-by-player chat as the announcements came through. Plus, live questions, combatting a whole lot of negativity, and discussing the potential of this group of players. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 09, 2022
World Cup Group B Preview: England, the United States, Iran & Wales
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The whole TSS gang continues their 2022 World Cup previews with Group B! England will likely end up on top, but the other three teams (the United States, Iran, and Wales) are no slouches. -- WE’RE DOING A LIVE SHOW! The TSS gang will be in New York City for a live show on Sunday, November 20th! We’ll be talking World Cup, USMNT, and so much more...  Check out this link for tickets and the rest of the details — Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Factor! Factor is a meal kit delivery service that aims to make the Holidays a little more manageable! Head to Go.Factor75.com/TSS60 and use code TSS60 for 60% off your first box! Mint Mobile! Head to MintMobile.com/TSS to get your wireless plan for just $15 a month! Artifact! Artifact can help you create the world’s first digital storybook about your child! Go to heyartifact.com/kids to learn more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 09, 2022
World Cup Group A Preview: Qatar, Ecuador, Senegal & the Netherlands
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Ryan, Taylor, Joe and Graham kick off TSS' 2022 World Cup previews in the most logical place: Group A! Hosts Qatar will have a tough time with a strong Netherlands side, African powerhouse Senegal and an Ecuador team who are capable of surprises... -- WE’RE DOING A LIVE SHOW! The TSS gang will be in New York City for a live show on Sunday, November 20th! We’ll be talking World Cup, USMNT, and so much more...  Check out this link for tickets and the rest of the details — Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Factor! Factor is a meal kit delivery service that aims to make the Holidays a little more manageable! Head to Go.Factor75.com/TSS60 and use code TSS60 for 60% off your first box! Mint Mobile! Head to MintMobile.com/TSS to get your wireless plan for just $15 a month! Artifact! Artifact can help you create the world’s first digital storybook about your child! Go to heyartifact.com/kids to learn more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 08, 2022
MLS Cup review! Best MLS game ever? Gareth Bale comes up big, breaking down the goals, penalty shootout, and more
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What. A. Game. On today's show, Joe and Graham break down Saturday's MLS Cup between Los Angeles FC and the Philadelphia Union. Was it the best MLS game ever? And how did LAFC pull off their insane win? We chat about the atmosphere, goals, penalties, storylines, and so much more. -- WE’RE DOING A LIVE SHOW! The TSS gang will be in New York City for a live show on Sunday, November 20th! We’ll be talking World Cup, USMNT, and so much more...  Check out this link for tickets and the rest of the details Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 06, 2022
The Big Thing: Is LAFC vs. Philadelphia Union the best MLS Cup matchup ever?
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Ahead of this Saturday's MLS Cup, the TSS gang is here to preview the game between Los Angeles FC and the Philadelphia Union. We also ask the question: is this the best MLS Cup matchup ever? -- WE’RE DOING A LIVE SHOW! The TSS gang will be in New York City for a live show on Sunday, November 20th! We’ll be talking World Cup, USMNT, and so much more...  Check out this link for tickets and the rest of the details — Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Indochino! Use promo code 'TSS' at Indochino.com to get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 04, 2022
Champions League group stage review! Who impressed, who did the opposite of that, and what might the knockout round hold in store?
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With the Champions League group stages, your four co-hosts are back together to discuss the final match day, as well as the biggest surprises like Juventus and Barcelona heading for the Europa League, Atletico Madrid getting knocked out of Europe altogether, Napoli thriving, Tottenham befuddling, Portugal taking over, and much much more! -- WE’RE DOING A LIVE SHOW! The TSS gang will be in New York City for a live show on Sunday, November 20th! We’ll be talking World Cup, USMNT, and so much more...  Check out this link for tickets and the rest of the details — Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Indochino! Use promo code 'TSS' at Indochino.com to get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 03, 2022
Americans in Action! Reyna is healthy and scoring, Dest is playing, and there’s still competition for the No. 9 spot
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Taylor and Joe are here to break down the latest film and news for several Americans in Action on the other side of the Atlantic. We chatted about Ricardo Pepi, Josh Sargent, Jordan Pefok, Joe Scally, Sergino Dest, Gio Reyna, Luca de la Torre, and much more! -- WE’RE DOING A LIVE SHOW! The TSS gang will be in New York City for a live show on Sunday, November 20th! We’ll be talking World Cup, USMNT, and so much more...  Check out this link for tickets and the rest of the details — Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Indochino! Use promo code 'TSS' at Indochino.com to get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 02, 2022
Listener Questions: World Cup country songs, the MLS Apple TV deal & USWNT prospects
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Ryan Bailey and Joe Lowery are here to rummage through the mailbag, fielding questions about Apple's MLS TV deal, the average values of English teams, the best possible country songs for the World Cup, and much more! WE’RE DOING A LIVE SHOW! The TSS gang will be in New York City for a live show on Sunday, November 20th! We’ll be talking World Cup, USMNT, and so much more...  Check out this link for tickets and the rest of the details — Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Indochino! Use promo code 'TSS' at Indochino.com to get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 02, 2022
Weekend Review: LAFC and Philly head to MLS Cup, Liverpool and Chelsea come unstuck
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Ryan and Taylor are on hand to run through all the biggest action from the last weekend of the spookiest month of the year, including MLS Cup Conference Final triumphs for LAFC and Philly, some shocking score lines in the Premier League, another monstrous win for Napoli, and much more! WE’RE DOING A LIVE SHOW! The TSS gang will be in New York City for a live show on Sunday, November 20th! We’ll be talking World Cup, USMNT, and so much more...  Check out this link for tickets and the rest of the details — Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Indochino! Use promo code 'TSS' at Indochino.com to get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 31, 2022
The Big Thing: What went wrong for Steven Gerrard at Aston Villa and will Unai Emery be the man to turn it around?
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On this week's episode of The Big Thing, Graham and Taylor take a long look at Aston Villa. Three years after getting sacked by Arsenal, Unai Emery returns to the Premier League with a point to prove. He takes over at Aston Villa after the club sacked Steven Gerrard for a seemingly vast variety of reasons. What went wrong for Gerrard, what will Unai Emery bring to Villa, and what represents success for a club who have a stated objective of being “the best of the rest?” WE’RE DOING A LIVE SHOW! The TSS gang will be in New York City for a live show on Sunday, November 20th! We’ll be talking World Cup, USMNT, and so much more...  Check out this link for tickets and the rest of the details — Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Artifact! Go to heyartifact.com and enter the code 'TSS20' at checkout to save $20 on your first Artifact! Mint Mobile!  Head to MintMobile.com/TSS to cut your wireless bill to $15 a month! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 28, 2022
Champions League Review! Chaos for Atletico and Leverkusen, red for Conte, no knockout round for Barcelona or Juventus, and much more!
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Graham and Taylor review the status of every Champions League group after 5 of the 6 games, and hand out some thumbs up and thumbs down to pretty much every match this week! Plus, praise for Sadio Mane, sleepy eyes for Dortmund and Man City, love for Messi scoring goals, and anger at Rangers for refusing to do much of anything. WE’RE DOING A LIVE SHOW! The TSS gang will be in New York City for a live show on Sunday, November 20th! We’ll be talking World Cup, USMNT, and so much more...  Check out this link for tickets and the rest of the details — Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Artifact! Go to heyartifact.com and enter the code 'TSS20' at checkout to save $20 on your first Artifact! Mint Mobile!  Head to MintMobile.com/TSS to cut your wireless bill to $15 a month! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 27, 2022
A theoretical Concacaf-CAF merger, Newcastle's squad depth, players who refused national team call-ups, the glory of Irn-Bru, and many more Listener Questions!
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Graham and Taylor do their best to answer your listener questions, including: 1) Why do MLS kickoff times differ from broadcast start times to such an absurd degree? 2) If CONCACAF and CAF combined, how would CONCACAF nations do in combined international competitions? 3) If Newcastle wants to take the next step this summer, which current starters could they retain and still take that next step? 4) Can Graham explain Irn-Bru, and what he thinks it tastes like? 5) What happened to Christian Ramirez at Aberdeen? 6) Aside from Carlos Vela and Darlington Nagbe, what other potential starters have turned down their respective national teams? 7) Will the "Americans in Action" episodes please come back? WE’RE DOING A LIVE SHOW! The TSS gang will be in New York City for a live show on Sunday, November 20th! We’ll be talking World Cup, USMNT, and so much more...  Check out this link for tickets and the rest of the details — Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Artifact! Go to heyartifact.com and enter the code 'TSS20' at checkout to save $20 on your first Artifact! Mint Mobile!  Head to MintMobile.com/TSS to cut your wireless bill to $15 a month! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 26, 2022
MLS conference semifinal reviews and USMNT deep-dive discussion w/ Sam Stejskal
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Our old friend (and podcast turncoat) Sam Stejskal is back on the show to discuss the MLS playoffs so far, preview the Conference Finals, and then spend 30 minutes or so breaking down the USMNT'S most-pressing tactical and roster concerns ahead of the World Cup. Does Jesus Ferreira fit with the way the team actually tends to play? How could we get more control from the midfield? Will Gio Reyna ever stop being perplexed by his teammates' decisions? All that and more! WE’RE DOING A LIVE SHOW! The TSS gang will be in New York City for a live show on Sunday, November 20th! We’ll be talking World Cup, USMNT, and so much more...  Check out this link for tickets and the rest of the details — Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Artifact! Go to heyartifact.com and enter the code 'TSS20' at checkout to save $20 on your first Artifact! Mint Mobile!  Head to MintMobile.com/TSS to cut your wireless bill to $15 a month! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 25, 2022
The return of the Thumbs Up-Thumbs Down weekend review, featuring Gio Reyna scoring, managers admitting their mistakes, and Crystal Dunn being all-around incredible
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On today's Weekend Review episode, it's just Graham and Taylor and they're bringing out their thumbs... to do some thumbs up/thumbs down reviewing of the weekend that was. There are rhymes, conversations about players who best use their backsides, appreciation for VAR, dislike of VAR, and much much more! Plus the biggest talking points from some of the weekend's biggest results, including Chelsea-Man United, Tottenham-Newcastle, and Nottingham Forest-Liverpool, and a lengthy conversation about Leeds United, where the clock seems to be ticking ever louder for Jesse Marsch. WE’RE DOING A LIVE SHOW! The TSS gang will be in New York City for a live show on Sunday, November 20th! We’ll be talking World Cup, USMNT, and so much more...  Check out this link for tickets and the rest of the details — Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Artifact! Go to heyartifact.com and enter the code 'TSS20' at checkout to save $20 on your first Artifact! Mint Mobile!  Head to MintMobile.com/TSS to cut your wireless bill to $15 a month! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 24, 2022
2 years on...
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Daryl Grove passed away 2 years ago today. He is missed. I wanted to say a few words for my friend, on a day that doesn't have to be sad... but still feels that way. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 22, 2022
The Big Thing: Was Jurgen Klopp right about Man City, PSG and Newcastle?
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WE’RE DOING A LIVE SHOW! (you may have heard) The TSS gang will be in New York City for a live show on Sunday, November 20th! We’ll be talking World Cup, USMNT, and so much more...  Check out this link for tickets and the rest of the details. -- On this week's episode of The Big Thing, we're spending some time on Klopp-gate, or whatever nonsense title it's been given. Prior to last weekend's match against Manchester City, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp discussed his club's ability to compete financially with some of the richest clubs on the planet. He responded that, "there are three clubs in world football who can do what they want financially" and agreed with the idea that there is no ceiling to what those clubs are able to spend. Was he correct in his assessment? What do we make of the claims of xenophobia that came from Man City in response? Are oil-rich clubs warping modern football? We get into those and many other questions! -- SPONSORS! Today's show is brought to you by... Helix Sleep! Go to HelixSleep.com/TSS for up to $200 off all mattress orders AND two free pillows for our listeners! With Helix, better sleep starts now. LinkedIn! LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the qualified candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at LinkedIn.com/TSS! Terms and conditions apply. HelloFresh! Go to HelloFresh.com/TSS65 and use code 'TSS65' for 65% off plus free shipping! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 21, 2022
Steph Yang on whether or not it's time to panic regarding the USWNT, plus Elliot Barr discusses the Richmond Kickers ahead of the USL League One playoffs
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WE’RE DOING A LIVE SHOW! (you may have heard) The TSS gang will be in New York City for a live show on Sunday, November 20th! We’ll be talking World Cup, USMNT, and so much more...  Check out this link for tickets and the rest of the details. -- We've got a double-interview episode of TSS today! Up first, Steph Yang of The Athletic discusses what it was like covering the USWNT ahead of the England friendly in the wake of the release of The Yates Report, and then goes deep on the tactical dilemmas facing head coach Vlatko Andonovski. All of that with an eye towards determining whether or not US supporters need to be at their respective Panic Stations. After that, Elliot Barr of the River City 93 podcast joins the show to talk about the conclusion of the regular season for the Richmond Kickers, their playoff outlook, and why this season has been one of the most enjoyable in recent memory. -- SPONSORS! Today's show is brought to you by... Helix Sleep! Go to HelixSleep.com/TSS for up to $200 off all mattress orders AND two free pillows for our listeners! With Helix, better sleep starts now. LinkedIn! LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the qualified candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at LinkedIn.com/TSS! Terms and conditions apply. HelloFresh! Go to HelloFresh.com/TSS65 and use code 'TSS65' for 65% off plus free shipping! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 20, 2022
Listener Questions! Lopsided World Cup games, the USWNT’s No. 6, national team managers' shelf-lives, and more
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WE’RE DOING A LIVE SHOW! The TSS gang will be in New York City for a live show on Sunday, November 20th! We’ll be talking World Cup, USMNT, and so much more...  Check out this link for tickets and the rest of the details. -- It’s time for listener questions! You can find the full list that we discussed down below: 1) Which World Cup group stage match will have the biggest goal differential? 2) Do national team coaches have a shelf life? 3) If we were superstar soccer players, would we rather play for one club for our entire career or play for a number of elite clubs? 4) What does Vlatko Andonovski like about Andi Sullivan’s interpretation of the No. 6 role? 5) What’s prevented Andre Blake from making a big-money move to Europe? 6) How do fans feel about Liga MX’s format? 7) For each co-host, other than your primary club, what other jersey would you wear for free? And what other jersey would you have to be paid to wear? -- SPONSORS! Today's show is brought to you by... Helix Sleep! Go to HelixSleep.com/TSS for up to $200 off all mattress orders AND two free pillows for our listeners! With Helix, better sleep starts now. LinkedIn! LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the qualified candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at LinkedIn.com/TSS! Terms and conditions apply. HelloFresh! Go to HelloFresh.com/TSS65 and use code 'TSS65' for 65% off plus free shipping! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 19, 2022
MLS Playoffs Review! FC Cincinnati making a run, how NYCFC cruised past Miami, giant tacos, and more
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Taylor, Graham, and Joe are here to review the first round of the MLS playoffs! We discuss all six first round games in detail, talk giant tacos, and make predictions for the conference semifinals. -- WE’RE DOING A LIVE SHOW! The TSS gang will be in New York City for a live show on Sunday, November 20th! We’ll be talking World Cup, USMNT, and so much more...  Check out this link for tickets and the rest of the details. -- SPONSORS! Today's show is brought to you by... Helix Sleep! Go to HelixSleep.com/TSS for up to $200 off all mattress orders AND two free pillows for our listeners! With Helix, better sleep starts now. LinkedIn! LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the qualified candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at LinkedIn.com/TSS! Terms and conditions apply. HelloFresh! Go to HelloFresh.com/TSS65 and use code 'TSS65' for 65% off plus free shipping! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 18, 2022
Weekend Review! Mo steals the show for Liverpool, Real Madrid delivers Clasico masterclass & a man has toaster on his head
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Ryan, Taylor, Graham and Joe look back on a weekend with an eventful Clasico, a blockbuster Premier League encounter, MLS Cup Playoffs, a man with a toaster on his head at a Wrexham game, and much more! -- WE’RE DOING A LIVE SHOW! The TSS gang will be in New York City for a live show on Sunday, November 20th! We’ll be talking World Cup, USMNT, and so much more...  Check out this link for tickets and the rest of the details. -- SPONSORS! Today's show is brought to you by... Helix Sleep! Go to HelixSleep.com/TSS for up to $200 off all mattress orders AND two free pillows for our listeners! With Helix, better sleep starts now. LinkedIn! LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the qualified candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at LinkedIn.com/TSS! Terms and conditions apply. HelloFresh! Go to HelloFresh.com/TSS65 and use code 'TSS65' for 65% off plus free shipping! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 17, 2022
The Big Thing: Analyzing the NWSL’s regular season and looking ahead to the playoffs
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On this week’s episode of The Big Thing, Joe Lowery is joined by Backheeled.com’s Arianna Cascone to talk about the NWSL’s regular season and to look ahead to the playoffs. Joe and Arianna discuss surprise teams and stars from the regular season, playoff favorites, X-Factors, and much more. It’s important to note that many people are acutely feeling the weight of the Sally Yates’ report that was published last week. On this episode, we’re choosing to spotlight many of the players and teams who have done great work on the field this year. You can find coverage of the Yates’ report in an earlier slot in our feed and in all of the places that we point to in this show’s intro. -- WE’RE DOING A LIVE SHOW! The TSS gang will be in New York City for a live show on Sunday, November 20th! We’ll be talking World Cup, USMNT, and so much more...  Check out this link for tickets and the rest of the details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 14, 2022
Champions League Review! Chaos in Barcelona, Juventus hit a new low, no Haaland, no party, and much more
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Taylor, Graham, and Joe are here to talk about the latest action from the Champions League Group Stage! We touch on nearly every game, Graham calls some people "useless", and we generally have a great time. -- WE’RE DOING A LIVE SHOW! The TSS gang will be in New York City for a live show on Sunday, November 20th! We’ll be talking World Cup, USMNT, and so much more...  Check out this link for tickets and the rest of the details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 13, 2022
Listener Questions! Will France stumble at the World Cup, English players on the USMNT, lower-league clubs ripe for investment, and much much more!
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WE’RE DOING A LIVE SHOW! The TSS gang will be in New York City for a live show on Sunday, November 20th! We’ll be talking World Cup, USMNT, and so much more...  Check out this link for tickets and the rest of the details. -- We’re back with another batch of listener questions! You can find the full list that we tackled down below. 1) Will the World Cup holders France fail to get out of the group stages like the past three World Cup holders ( Italy, Spain, Germany)? 2) Which of England's "Bubble Players" would start for the USMNT, and would any Americans start for England? 3) Should Patrick Vieira be considered for Champions League-level club? If not, what does he need to accomplish to earn that respect? 4) If all the world's coaches had themselves as a player at their peak available for selection, which coaches would pick themselves as a player to start for their clubs or countries? 5) How has St. Louis' roster construction gone so far? Where do they need the most additional investment and which expansion club do they most resemble? 6) If each of the podcast hosts randomly received a few billion dollars in order to purchase a lower league team, who would they buy? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 12, 2022
MLS Playoff Preview! Taking stock of every playoff team, analyzing the favorites, key players, and more
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WE’RE DOING A LIVE SHOW! The TSS gang will be in New York City for a live show on Sunday, November 20th! We’ll be talking World Cup, USMNT, and so much more...  Check out this link for tickets and the rest of the details. -- It’s time to talk about the MLS Playoffs! Taylor, Joe, and Graham team up to preview the postseason field, spending a few minutes talking about each team ahead of this weekend’s first set of games. We chat about favorites, underdogs, key players, and so much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 11, 2022
Weekend Review! MLS Decision Day, Arsenal's statement win & a dramatic ending to Der Klassiker!
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Ryan, Graham and Joe are here to look back on an action-packed weekend, which saw the Play-Off picture come clear in MLS, more questions for Jurgen Klopp and a delightfully balanced edition of Der Klassiker! WE’RE DOING A LIVE SHOW! The TSS gang will be in New York City for a live show on Sunday, November 20th! We’ll be talking World Cup, USMNT, and so much more...  Check out this link for tickets and the rest of the details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 10, 2022
Listener Questions! Players who never scored, MLS Cup vs. Supporters’ Shield, Pulisic on the bench, and much more
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WE’RE DOING A LIVE SHOW! The TSS gang will be in New York City for a live show on Sunday, November 20th! We’ll be talking World Cup, USMNT, and so much more...  Check out this link for tickets and the rest of the details. -- We’re back with another batch of listener questions! You can find the full list that we tackled down below. 1) Who is the most notable outfield player to have never scored a goal for either club or country? 2) Which is more prestigious: winning the World Cup or winning the Premier League? What about winning MLS Cup vs. the Supporters’ Shield? 3) Is there a possibility that Christian Pulisic is on the bench for the USMNT’s first game at the World Cup? 4) If the U.S. was going to pick a roster based on USMNT twitter's demands, how would the team play? 5) What is included in a major player’s image rights? 6) What are the little flags that are exchanged between clubs before a game? — Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Artifact! Go to heyartifact.com and enter the code 'TSS20' at checkout to save $20 on your first Artifact! Mint Mobile!  Head to MintMobile.com/TSS to cut your wireless bill to $15 a month! Indochino! To get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more, use promo code 'TSS' at Indochino.com! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 07, 2022
Champions League Review! Barcelona VARy frustrated against Inter, stylish Chelsea rampant against Milan, Haaland is still a robot, Napoli continues to conquer the world, and much more from Match Day 3!
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WE’RE DOING A LIVE SHOW! The TSS gang will be in New York City for a live show on Sunday, November 20th! We’ll be talking World Cup, USMNT, and so much more...  Check out this link for tickets and the rest of the details. __ We get into all the action from Champions League Match Day 3! Xavi got his tactics wrong versus Inter Milan, Chelsea rampant as Sterling and James shone brightly (as did Graham Potter's newfound wardrobe), Scottish clubs had another night to forget and Joe Hart maybe needs passing practice, Napoli are Joe's new gods after trouncing Ajax, Erling Haaland can not be stopped from scoring, Lopetegui sacked prior to Sevilla's game against Dortmund, and much much more! __ Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Artifact! Go to heyartifact.com and enter the code 'TSS20' at checkout to save $20 on your first Artifact! Mint Mobile!  Head to MintMobile.com/TSS to cut your wireless bill to $15 a month! Indochino! To get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more, use promo code 'TSS' at Indochino.com! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 06, 2022
Listener Questions! USWNT friendlies, most important USMNT players, MLS rules, and more
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It's time for some American soccer listener questions! You can find the full list that we discussed down below. 1) What are we hoping to see from the USWNT in their upcoming friendlies? 2) In the women’s game, who shares the “elite” tier with the USWNT? 3) What rules would we change in MLS to give teams more freedom while keeping some semblance of parity? 4) It seems like many American soccer fans are national team first, club second. Is that true in other countries? 5) What national team plays like the USMNT wants to play? 6) Would the USMNT be better off in the long run playing a "Red Bull" style? 7) Who’s the most important player that the U.S. needs healthy for Qatar? -- WE’RE DOING A LIVE SHOW! The TSS gang will be in New York City for a live show on Sunday, November 20th! We’ll be talking World Cup, USMNT, and so much more...  Check out this link for tickets and the rest of the details — Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Artifact! Go to heyartifact.com and enter the code 'TSS20' at checkout to save $20 on your first Artifact! Mint Mobile!  Head to MintMobile.com/TSS to cut your wireless bill to $15 a month! Indochino! To get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more, use promo code 'TSS' at Indochino.com! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 05, 2022
The Big Thing: Reacting to the Sally Yates report into NWSL systemic abuse, from Full Time
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This isn't our standard episode of The Big Thing. Now that the report from the U.S. Soccer independent investigation, led by Sally Yates is in, Meg Linehan and Steph Yang discussed key findings and systemic recommendations on the latest episode of Full Time, The Athletic's women's soccer podcast. We're publishing their episode as this week's Big Thing to ensure that as many folks hear it as possible. Content warning: this podcast discusses sensitive topics including sexual, verbal and emotional abuse. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 04, 2022
Weekend Review! Man City dominate the derby, Arsenal ensure London is red, LAFC claim the Shield!
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Ryan, Taylor, Graham and Joe have convened to discuss Man City's derby demolition of Utd, Arsenal's triumph over their neighbors, some eventful games in Serie A, LAFC's Supporters Shield triumph, and more! WE’RE DOING A LIVE SHOW! The TSS gang will be in New York City for a live show on Sunday, November 20th! We’ll be talking World Cup, USMNT, and so much more...  Check out this link for tickets and the rest of the details — Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Artifact! Go to heyartifact.com and enter the code 'TSS20' at checkout to save $20 on your first Artifact! Mint Mobile!  Head to MintMobile.com/TSS to cut your wireless bill to $15 a month! Indochino! To get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more, use promo code 'TSS' at Indochino.com! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 03, 2022
The Big Thing: Is the England national team good or fully in crisis, and what are the their World Cup chances?
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On today's episode of The Big Thing, it's time for a Scot and an American to help an Englishman tackle the confusing behemoth that is the England national team. Are they in trouble and, if so, how much? What are Southgate's preferred tactics, how have they evolved, and are they best suited to get the team playing well? What happens after the tournament? Plenty of questions to be answered, and we do our best to do so! -- WE’RE DOING A LIVE SHOW! The TSS foursome will be in New York for a live show on Sunday, November 20th. We’ll be talking World Cup, USMNT, and so much more.  Check out this link for tickets and the rest of the details! — Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Artifact! Go to heyartifact.com and enter the code 'TSS20' at checkout to save $20 on your first Artifact! Indochino! To get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more, use promo code 'TSS' at Indochino.com! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 30, 2022
Catching up on MLS! Philadelphia Union are on a roll, Seattle Sounders struggle, LAFC look for the right recipe, and much more
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It's time to talk MLS! Ryan and Joe team up to tackle the biggest storylines from the regular season as we get closer and closer to Decision Day. Has Gareth Bale actually made LAFC better? What's behind FC Cincinnati's improvement? What's wrong with the Seattle Sounders? And how are the Philadelphia Union so good? All that - and much, much more - on the show. -- WE’RE DOING A LIVE SHOW! The TSS foursome will be in New York for a live show on Sunday, November 20th. We’ll be talking World Cup, USMNT, and so much more.  Check out this link for tickets and the rest of the details! — Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Artifact! Go to heyartifact.com and enter the code 'TSS20' at checkout to save $20 on your first Artifact! Indochino! To get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more, use promo code 'TSS' at Indochino.com! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 29, 2022
Listener Questions! Can a time machine save the USMNT, why is a rivalry called a “derby”, and much more
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WE’RE DOING A LIVE SHOW! The TSS foursome will be in New York for a live show on Sunday, November 20th. We’ll be talking World Cup, USMNT, and so much more.  Check out this link for tickets and the rest of the details! -- It’s time for listener questions! You can find the full list that our foursome discussed down below: 1) Will any of us do a “shoey” at our live show in New York? 2) Could Gregg Berhalter bring more than 26 players to Qatar as a reward for certain players who helped the U.S. qualify for the World Cup? 3) Which 5 USMNT players would we go back in time to add to the current U.S. team ahead of the World Cup? 4) Which country that has never hosted the World Cup would we like to see host? 5) Why is a rivalry game called a “derby”? 6) What national teams would win a Champions League style tournament if the men’s teams played the first legs and the women’s teams played the second legs? 7) Where does Luis Suarez rank among the greatest strikers in Premier League history? — Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Artifact! Go to heyartifact.com and enter the code 'TSS20' at checkout to save $20 on your first Artifact! Indochino! To get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more, use promo code 'TSS' at Indochino.com! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 28, 2022
USMNT v Saudi Arabia - full review and analysis of where things stand ahead of the 2022 World Cup
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We take a loooong look at the USA's 0-0 draw (which felt like a loss) with Saudi Arabia, and ponder why things looked so sluggish, the players so complacent, and Gregg Berhalter so devoid of ideas against a frustrating (but beatable) opponent. Whose stock is up or down after this camp, and what can be changed for the better ahead of the USA's first game at the World Cup? All that and much much more! WE’RE DOING A LIVE SHOW! The TSS foursome will be in New York for a live show on Sunday, November 20th. We’ll be talking World Cup, USMNT, and so much more.  Check out this link for tickets and the rest of the details! — Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Artifact! Go to heyartifact.com and enter the code 'TSS20' at checkout to save $20 on your first Artifact! Indochino! To get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more, use promo code 'TSS' at Indochino.com! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 27, 2022
The Return of The Wikipedia Game!
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The Wikipedia Game is back, baby! In lieu of an international break Weekend Review, Ryan Bailey, Taylor Rockwell, Joe Lowery and Graham Ruthven are here with a TSS classic quiz! Play along, y'all! WE’RE DOING A LIVE SHOW! The TSS foursome will be in New York for a live show on Sunday, November 20th. We’ll be talking World Cup, USMNT, and so much more.  Check out this link for tickets and the rest of the details! — Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Artifact! Go to heyartifact.com and enter the code 'TSS20' at checkout to save $20 on your first Artifact! Indochino! To get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more, use promo code 'TSS' at Indochino.com! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 26, 2022
USMNT v Japan review: what did we learn from a disappointing game and what do we want to see against Saudi Arabia?
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WE’RE DOING A LIVE SHOW! The TSS foursome will be in New York for a live show on Sunday, November 20th. We’ll be talking World Cup, USMNT, and so much more.  Check out this link for tickets and the rest of the details! — Taylor is joined by Graham and Joe to break down the USA' no-good, very-bad day against Japan. Why did the US look incapable of stringing together multiple passes? How did Japan's tactical setup nullify most of what the USMNT wanted to do? Which players helped their World Cup case and which ones did the opposite? All that and much more! Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Artifact! Go to heyartifact.com and enter the code 'TSS20' at checkout to save $20 on your first Artifact! Indochino! To get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more, use promo code 'TSS' at Indochino.com! LinkedIn! LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the qualified candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at LinkedIn.com/TSS! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 23, 2022
The Big Thing: What's wrong with Juventus?
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On this week's episode of The Big Thing, Taylor is joined by Graham and Joe to get to the bottom of a major talking point in Italian football: what's wrong with Juventus? After disappointing seasons under Maurizio Sarri and Andrea Pirlo, Max Allegri returned to take charge in the summer of 2021, and led the team to a resounding… 4th place finish. This season, Juventus is 8th in the table after 7 games, and they've managed zero points from their opening games of the Champions League. Manager Max Allegri remains in charge, but all is not right with The Old Lady. So, what’s gone wrong, what can be fixed, and what needs to change? Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Artifact! Go to heyartifact.com and enter the code 'TSS20' at checkout to save $20 on your first Artifact! Indochino! To get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more, use promo code 'TSS' at Indochino.com! LinkedIn! LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the qualified candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at LinkedIn.com/TSS! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 22, 2022
Listener Questions! Announcing our NY live show, what’s wrong with Todd Boehly’s trade idea, and how the World Cup impacts clubs
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WE’RE DOING A LIVE SHOW! The TSS foursome will be in New York for a live show on Sunday, November 20th. We’ll be talking World Cup, USMNT, and so much more.  Check out this link for tickets and the rest of the details! — On this episode, Taylor, Graham, and Joe answer your listener questions! You can find the full list that we tackled down below: 1) Who keeps track of stoppage time? 2) What are overlapping and underlapping runs? 3) Why was everyone giving Todd Boehly a hard time about exploring player trades? 4) Is it an advantage to have players from the same country at the same club? 5) What kind of drop-off could we see from clubs and leagues after this winter’s World Cup? 6) What does Taylor think about other shows playing the Wikipedia game?  Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Artifact! Go to heyartifact.com and enter the code 'TSS20' at checkout to save $20 on your first Artifact! Indochino! To get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more, use promo code 'TSS' at Indochino.com! LinkedIn! LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the qualified candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at LinkedIn.com/TSS! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 21, 2022
Previewing the USMNT’s games against Japan and Saudi Arabia! Plus, injuries, Pulisic’s book, and more
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Taylor, Graham, and Joe are here with your USMNT September window preview! What do we make of the recent roster changes that Gregg Berhalter has made after some key injuries? And what should you expect from Japan and Saudi Arabia? All that - and much, much more - on the show. Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Artifact! Go to heyartifact.com/mom and enter the code 'TSS20' at checkout to save $20 on your first Artifact! Indochino! To get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more, use promo code 'TSS' at Indochino.com! LinkedIn! LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the qualified candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at LinkedIn.com/TSS! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 20, 2022
Weekend Review! Real Madrid's perfect season continues, Juventus' problems mount & Dortmund's derby win!
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Ryan Bailey, Taylor Rockwell and Graham Ruthven are here to talk through the biggest moments of the weekend in soccer, including derby victories for Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund, some surprising results in the Bundesliga and Serie A, and much more! Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Artifact! Go to heyartifact.com/mom and enter the code 'TSS20' at checkout to save $20 on your first Artifact! Indochino! To get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more, use promo code 'TSS' at Indochino.com! LinkedIn! LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the qualified candidates you want to talk to, faster. Post your job for free at LinkedIn.com/TSS! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 19, 2022
The Big Thing: Did Gregg Berhalter pick the right USMNT roster for September?
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The USMNT’s roster for the September window is here. Who’s on it? Are there any surprises? And did Gregg Berhatler make the right choices? Ryan, Taylor, Graham, and Joe discuss all that - and more - on this week’s episode of The Big Thing. Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Roman! Get $15 off your first order of Roman T-support at Roman.com/TSS! Helix Sleep! Helix is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders AND two free pillows for our listeners! Go to HelixSleep.com/TSS! With Helix, better sleep starts now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 16, 2022
Champions League Review! Bayern's tactical adjustments best Barcelona, Liverpool leave it late, Juventus leave it too late, Mbappe and Haaland do Mbappe and Haaland things, and much more!
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We get into all the action from Champions League Match Day 2! Bayern's second half had Barcelona and Lewandowski feeling beaten, Liverpool left it late (but got the result) vs Ajax, Erling Haaland floated through the air in much the way that bricks don't to get a winner for Manchester City, a Champions League debut for Graham Potter at Chelsea, Allegri on the hottest of hot seats at Juventus, and much much more! Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Roman! Get $15 off your first order of Roman T-support at Roman.com/TSS! Helix Sleep! Helix is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders AND two free pillows for our listeners! Go to HelixSleep.com/TSS! With Helix, better sleep starts now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 15, 2022
Listener Questions! A world without managers & the moments that live 'rent free' in our heads!
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Ryan Bailey, Taylor Rockwell, Graham Ruthven and Joe Lowery are dipping into the virtual mailbag! From Panini sticker albums to Welcome to Wrexham and a world where teams don't have managers, we cover it all! Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Roman! Get $15 off your first order of Roman T-support at Roman.com/TSS! Helix Sleep! Helix is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders AND two free pillows for our listeners! Go to HelixSleep.com/TSS! With Helix, better sleep starts now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 14, 2022
Debating the USMNT’s September roster: Who should get the call? And who should stay home?
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With the USMNT's roster for the September dropping later this week, Taylor conducts a good-natured debate between Graham and Joe about who Gregg Berhalter should call in and who he should leave at home. You can find the full list of players that we debated down below! 1) Josh Sargent 2) James Sands 3) Ethan Horvath 4) Malik Tillman 5) Gio Reyna 6) Tim Ream 7) Sam Vines 8) Eryk Williamson 9) Brandon Vazquez 10) Ricardo Pepi Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Roman! Get $15 off your first order of Roman T-support at Roman.com/TSS! Helix Sleep! Helix is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders AND two free pillows for our listeners! Go to HelixSleep.com/TSS! With Helix, better sleep starts now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 13, 2022
Weekend Review: Rose blossoms against Dortmund & a manic ending for Juventus!
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Ryan Bailey, Graham Ruthven, Joe Lowery and Taylor Rockwell convene to discuss a distinctly Premier League-free weekend, where Borussia Dortmund failed to capitalize on Bayern Munich's latest draw, Real Madrid are still perfect, and Juventus endured a manic series of injury-time events! Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Roman! Get $15 off your first order of Roman T-support at Roman.com/TSS! Helix Sleep! Helix is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders AND two free pillows for our listeners! Go to HelixSleep.com/TSS! With Helix, better sleep starts now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 12, 2022
The Big Thing: Why Chelsea sacked Thomas Tuchel and what the future looks like under Graham Potter
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On this week's Big Thing episode, we head back to Stamford Bridge to discuss the firing of Thomas Tuchel and the hiring of Graham Potter. Which spin from which camp is most likely to be true? Why sack a manager after spending close to 300 million GBP in a summer? Is Graham Potter as much of a slam dunk as he seems? We get into all of that and more in an episode Graham dubbed "almost literally the reason we decided this show was a good idea." Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Indochino! To get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more, use promo code 'TSS' at Indochino.com! Upside! Upside is a cash back app that enables people to get more value from their purchases and improves the profitability of local businesses, so communities grow stronger! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 09, 2022
Champions League Review! Liverpool are in trouble, Mbappe’s wondergoal, Real Madrid spoil Celtic’s fun, and more
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The Champions League is back! Taylor, Ryan, Graham, and Joe are here to walk you through Matchday 1. We chat about Liverpool’s epic defeat to Napoli (and give plenty of credit to Napoli), Bayern’s win over Inter, Real Madrid’s win over Celtic, PSG’s win over Juventus, and much, much, much more. Plus, U.S. Open Cup Final! Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Indochino! To get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more, use promo code 'TSS' at Indochino.com! Upside! Upside is a cash back app that enables people to get more value from their purchases and improves the profitability of local businesses, so communities grow stronger! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 08, 2022
Listener Questions! Our ideal soccer dinner parties, what happened to Fabian Johnson, best fighter in the Premier League, and more
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It’s listener questions time! Taylor, Ryan, Graham, and Joe are here to answer your lovely questions. You can find the full list that we tackled down below. 1) Which of Neymar, Gareth Bale, and Eden Hazard came closest to fulfilling their potential? 2) Why did Ralf Ragnick leave Manchester United? 3) Who will be the best non-injured player to not be selected for their country’s World Cup team? 4) What ever happened to Fabian Johnson?  5) You have to set up a dinner for yourself and 3 others. 1 footballer, 1 non-football athlete, and 1 other celebrity. Who are you inviting? And what will be the dinner? 6) How would a mid-table Premier League club do in the Scottish Premiership? And how would Rangers and Celtic do in the Premier League? 7) Which Premier League manager would be best in a bare knuckle cage match? Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Indochino! To get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more, use promo code 'TSS' at Indochino.com! Upside! Upside is a cash back app that enables people to get more value from their purchases and improves the profitability of local businesses, so communities grow stronger! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 07, 2022
Discussing the growth of the USL w/ President Jake Edwards, and previewing the US Open Cup Final w/ Sacramento GM Todd Dunivant
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It's a double interview sort of day! Taylor chats with USL President Jake Edwards about the US Open Cup Final, the growth of the league as a hole, increased relationships with foreign leagues and clubs, and much more! Then, Sacramento GM Todd Dunivant helps preview the big game, and discusses how his club have made it this far, the work they've done to engage the local community, their best and brightest players, and what the future holds. Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Indochino! To get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more, use promo code 'TSS' at Indochino.com! Upside! Upside is a cash back app that enables people to get more value from their purchases and improves the profitability of local businesses, so communities grow stronger! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 06, 2022
Weekend Review! Man Utd's counter attack is killer, the Milan derby is a five-goal thriller!
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Ryan Bailey, Taylor Rockwell and Graham Ruthven convene to discuss the biggest games of the weekend, including an eventful Merseyside Derby, Manchester United's emphatic answer to Arsenal's 100% record, and a fantastic derby at the San Siro! Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Indochino! To get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more, use promo code 'TSS' at Indochino.com! Upside! Upside is a cash back app that enables people to get more value from their purchases and improves the profitability of local businesses, so communities grow stronger! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 05, 2022
The Big Thing: Is Arsenal a title contender and what have been the major factors in the club's strong start to the season?
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On this week's Big Thing episode, we take a look at a topic that's been dominating the world's soccer podcasts: is Arsenal good now? And if the answer is yes, could the club be strong enough to challenge for the title? The Gunners have 5 wins from 5 and had a fantastic window, so we get into the weeds on whether they have what it takes to stay in the title conversation. Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... FX’s Welcome to Wrexham! Wednesdays on FX! Stream on Hulu! Indochino! To get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more, use promo code 'TSS' at Indochino.com! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 02, 2022
Champions League Group Stage Preview! Best matchups, favorites, hipster picks, and much more
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The Champions League is almost here! Today, Ryan, Taylor, Graham, and Joe are previewing the group stage. We pick out our favorites, hipster picks, key matchups, and answer some of your questions! All that - and much more - on the show. Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... FX’s Welcome to Wrexham! Wednesdays on FX! Stream on Hulu! Indochino! To get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more, use promo code 'TSS' at Indochino.com! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 01, 2022
Adam Richman Rates Stadium Food!
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It's a 'Footy Scran' special on TSS today, as Man vs. Food host Adam Richman joins Ryan Bailey and Graham Ruthven to discuss his beloved Tottenham and his status as a Grimsby Town shareholder, before giving his expert opinion on some of the beautiful game's best and worst stadium food! Links to the food Adam is rating here: Birmingham City's cheesy chips Wembley Stadium's Bovril ice lolly Man City's nachos Pollok's mac 'n' cheese pie AFC Wimbledon's Ribman pie Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... FX’s Welcome to Wrexham! Wednesdays on FX! Stream on Hulu! Indochino! To get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more, use promo code 'TSS' at Indochino.com! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 31, 2022
Americans in Action: Musah’s disallowed goal, Scally’s performance against Bayern Munich, and answering your USMNT questions
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It’s Americans in Action time! This week, Taylor, Joe, and Graham dissect Yunus Musah’s performance (and mourn that disallowed goal), Joe Scally’s game against Bayern, Sargent’s latest goal, and much more. We also answer your USMNT questions! Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... FX’s Welcome to Wrexham! Wednesdays on FX! Stream on Hulu! Indochino! To get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more, use promo code 'TSS' at Indochino.com! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 30, 2022
Weekend Review! Bayern face brick wall, Liverpool run riot & Roma remain undefeated!
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Ryan Bailey, Taylor Rockwell, Joe Lowery and Graham Ruthven are here to break down all the biggest action from the weekend, including, Roma's draw at Juve, Bayern's draw with Yann Sommer, Liverpool's nine-goal demolition of Bournemouth, and much more! Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... FX’s Welcome to Wrexham! Wednesdays on FX! Stream on Hulu! Indochino! To get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more, use promo code 'TSS' at Indochino.com! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 29, 2022
The Big Thing: Why are Man Utd fans protesting against the Glazers and will the owners ever sell?
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We've got another episode of The Big Thing for you! This week, we delve deep into the seedy underworld that is Manchester United ownership. Who are the Glazers and how did they take over the club? Plus, why are supporters so angry with them, what other factors have played into the club's downturn in fortune, how do things progress from here, and much much more! Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Welcome to Wrexham! We are supported by FX’s Welcome to Wrexham, which premieres today, Wednesday August 24th on FX and will be available to stream on Hulu! LinkedIn Jobs! LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Did you know every week, nearly 40 million job seekers visit LinkedIn? Post your job for free at LinkedIn.com/TSS. Terms and conditions apply.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 26, 2022
Listener Questions! How Casemiro changes Manchester United, weirdest soccer moments, Championship teams to watch, and more
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On this listener questions episode, Taylor, Ryan, Graham, and Joe tackle topics from all over the globe. From Casemiro’s move to Manchester United to tear-inducing soccer moments, we cover plenty of ground. Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Welcome to Wrexham! We are supported by FX’s Welcome to Wrexham, which premieres today, Wednesday August 24th on FX and will be available to stream on Hulu! LinkedIn Jobs! LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Did you know every week, nearly 40 million job seekers visit LinkedIn? Post your job for free at LinkedIn.com/TSS. Terms and conditions apply.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 25, 2022
Transfer Analysis: Tyler Adams and the best deals of the window so far, plus wild spending in the EPL!
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With a little over a week until the European summer transfer window slams shut, Ryan Bailey, Taylor Rockwell, Joe Lowery and Graham survey the very best done deals, before looking at the players who may still be on the move, plus the clubs who have "won" the window! Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Welcome to Wrexham! We are supported by FX’s Welcome to Wrexham, which premieres today, Wednesday August 24th on FX and will be available to stream on Hulu! LinkedIn Jobs! LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Did you know every week, nearly 40 million job seekers visit LinkedIn? Post your job for free at LinkedIn.com/TSS. Terms and conditions apply.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 24, 2022
Americans in Action: Pefok and Sargent scoring while Djordje could be on the move, plus we answer some USMNT-centric listener questions
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On today's episode, Taylor is joined by Graham and Joe to break down the latest news for three Americans in Action. Djordje Mihailovic could soon be on the move to the Netherlands; how would that transfer work, when would it take effect, and how would he suit AZ's style? Then it's on to Americans scoring goals! Pefok and Sargent are back in our lives! Should they be back on the US roster? And finally, we answer your listener questions, all of which had a USMNT-centric angle. 1) What European clubs play systems similar to what Berhalter most commonly implements with USMNT? 2) Have any of the American transfers to the Belgian Jupiler league worked out? 3) How has the center back pool been performing so far this season? 4) What's up with Konrad de la Fuente? 5) Which Number Nines should Gregg be thinking about taking to Qatar? Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Welcome to Wrexham! We are supported by FX’s Welcome to Wrexham, which premieres this Wednesday, August 24th on FX and will be available to stream on Hulu! LinkedIn Jobs! LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Did you know every week, nearly 40 million job seekers visit LinkedIn? Post your job for free at LinkedIn.com/TSS. Terms and conditions apply.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 23, 2022
Weekend Review! Leeds United States dominate Chelsea, the Sportswashing Derby, Real Madrid’s changing of the guard, and much more
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It’s time for the Weekend Review! This week, Taylor, Ryan, Graham, and Joe team up to chat about all of the soccer action. From an American-infused upset in the Premier League to the Sportswashing Derby to action in La Liga, the Bundesliga, Serie A, Ligue 1, and MLS, we cover tons of ground on this episode.  Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Welcome to Wrexham! We are supported by FX’s Welcome to Wrexham, which premieres this Wednesday, August 24th on FX and will be available to stream on Hulu! LinkedIn Jobs! LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Did you know every week, nearly 40 million job seekers visit LinkedIn? Post your job for free at LinkedIn.com/TSS. Terms and conditions apply.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 22, 2022
Serie A catch-up w/ David Amoyal; the distinction between good chaos clubs and bad chaos clubs, the loudest owners in the league, Scudetto candidates, and much much more!
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Our pal David Amoyal is back on the program to discuss the start of the Serie A season. We begin by taking a broad look at the final structure of the league before going in-depth on the most prominent transfers, drama, arguments, and in-fighting for both title challengers and relegation candidates alike! We covered 11 teams in under 50 minutes, which for this program is like running a 3 minute mile. Juventus, Torino, Roma, Lazio, Inter, Milan, Napoli, Monza, Lecce, Fiorentina, and Atalanta all get some chat! Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Welcome to Wrexham! We are supported by FX’s Welcome to Wrexham, which premieres August 24th on FX and will be available to stream on Hulu! Helix Sleep! Helix is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders AND two free pillows for our listeners! All you have to do is go to HelixSleep.com/TSS! Indochino! Get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more by using promo code 'TSS' at Indochino.com! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 19, 2022
The Big Thing: Is Bayern Munich’s dominance a problem for the Bundesliga?
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We're back with another episode of The Big Thing. This week, Taylor, Graham, and Joe are diving into Bayern Munich's dominance in German soccer. What's behind Bayern's title-winning streak. Is their success a problem? If so, what changes could be made to fix it? We talk about all that - and much more - on the show. Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Welcome to Wrexham! We are supported by FX’s Welcome to Wrexham, which premieres August 24th on FX and will be available to stream on Hulu! Helix Sleep! Helix is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders AND two free pillows for our listeners! All you have to do is go to HelixSleep.com/TSS! Indochino! Get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more by using promo code 'TSS' at Indochino.com! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 18, 2022
Listener Questions! Best referee moments, Welsh teams in the English Football League, unwinding MLS roster rules, and more
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It’s listener questions time! Taylor, Graham, and Joe are here to tackle your questions. You can find the full list that we discussed down below. 1) What are some of our favorite referee moments? 2) If the Premier League is, indeed, Premier (adj. most important or best) what other adjectives best describe other leagues? 3) Would raising the max DP salary level in MLS help teams put together stronger rosters? 4) How can Maguire be poor for Manchester United but good for England? 5) If Christian Eriksen was somehow able to move back to Tottenham, who would the move benefit more? Spurs or Eriksen? 6) How do English fans feel about Welsh teams being in the English Football League? 7) Can Graham do a quick preview of his team for this season? Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Welcome to Wrexham! We are supported by FX’s Welcome to Wrexham, which premieres August 24th on FX and will be available to stream on Hulu! Helix Sleep! Helix is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders AND two free pillows for our listeners! All you have to do is go to HelixSleep.com/TSS! Indochino! Get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more by using promo code 'TSS' at Indochino.com! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 17, 2022
Americans in Action: Playing a round of "Should They Stay or Should They Go" featuring Pulisic, Dest, Weah, Pepi, and McKennie
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Taylor is joined by Graham and Joe to discuss Americans in Action! Up first, they spend some time disliking the leaked USMNT World Cup kits and why they make the older members of the pod uncomfortable. Then it's on to some Americans who have been in the transfer rumor mill this week. Should they stay with their current club or seek out (potentially) greener pastures? Players discussed include Pulisic, Dest, McKennie, Weah, and Pepi. To round things out in a segment sponsored by FX's Welcome to Wrexham, they look back at the weekend that was for several Americans playing in Europe, including one player now in a lower level dreaming that promotion dream! Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Welcome to Wrexham! We are supported by FX’s Welcome to Wrexham, which premieres August 24th on FX and will be available to stream on Hulu! Helix Sleep! Helix is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders AND two free pillows for our listeners! All you have to do is go to HelixSleep.com/TSS! Indochino! Get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more by using promo code 'TSS' at Indochino.com! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 16, 2022
Weekend Review! Tuchel and Conte go at it, our first look at Barcelona, Manchester United are running, and much more
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It’s Weekend Review time! Taylor, Graham, and Joe team up to break down much of the action from the weekend, including Chelsea vs. Tottenham (and Tuchel vs. Conte), Manchester United’s struggles, Haaland’s frame, Barcelona’s first game of the La Liga season, trouble for Bayern’s challengers in Germany, the Philadelphia Union’s win in MLS, and much more. Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Welcome to Wrexham! We are supported by FX’s Welcome to Wrexham, which premieres August 24th on FX and will be available to stream on Hulu! Helix Sleep! Helix is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders AND two free pillows for our listeners! All you have to do is go to HelixSleep.com/TSS! Indochino! Get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more by using promo code 'TSS' at Indochino.com! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 15, 2022
TSS presents 'The Big Thing': Why did Todd Boehly buy Chelsea?
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Our new regular weekly series 'The Big Thing' has landed! Each week, the TSS crew will discuss a 'big' soccer topic in the depth that it truly deserves. To start off, Ryan Bailey, Taylor Rockwell, Graham Ruthven and Joe Lowery are here to talk about Chelsea's new American co-owner, Todd Boehly. Why did he buy the club? What can we learn about him from his other sporting interests? How different will Chelsea look going forward? We discuss these questions and much more! Got a topic you'd like us to tackle on The Big Thing? Tweet or email us! Sponsors! Welcome to Wrexham! We are supported by FX’s Welcome to Wrexham, which premieres August 24th on FX and will be available to stream on Hulu! Roman! Go to Get Roman.com/TSS today for $10 off your first order! Indochino! Get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more by using promo code 'TSS' at Indochino.com! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 12, 2022
Listener Questions! Merging MLS and Liga MX, historical precedents for present day Barcelona, Ryan at fault for England's struggles, and much more!
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On today's episode, Ryan is joined by Graham. Joe and Taylor to answer some particularly wonderful listener questions: 1) If Liga MX and MLS merged into one league with two divisions and promotion/relegation, who would win, who would be the MVP, and what other fun possibilities might there be? 2) Does Gareth Bale playing in MLS benefit the USMNT or Wales more? 3) Why haven't more clubs made an effort to sign John Brooks and who are some other notable free agents? 4) Of the 32 teams in the Qatar WC, which one winning it all would be an equivalent shock to Greece winning the Euros in 2004? 5) Are there any comparisons currently, or throughout history, to what Barcelona are doing to stay financially solvent? 6) What can we do to help MLS add the net microphone that makes that sweet, sweet sound when a goal is scored? 7) Will TSS preview the US Open Cup Final? 8) Can all the problems with the England men's team actually be blamed on Ryan Bailey? (the answer is yes) Sponsors! Welcome to Wrexham! We are supported by FX’s Welcome to Wrexham, which premieres August 24th on FX and will be available to stream on Hulu! Roman! Go to Get Roman.com/TSS today for $10 off your first order! Indochino! Get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more by using promo code 'TSS' at Indochino.com! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 11, 2022
MLS Catch-Up! LAFC are Shield favorites, FC Cincinnati is a playoff team, Riqui Puig to the LA Galaxy, and much more
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Taylor and Joe, recording from Minnesota for the MLS All-Star festivities, are here to get you caught up on the world of MLS! What happened in the most recent transfer window? Who’s the favorite for the Supporters’ Shield? Which teams are over-performing in 2022? And which teams need to kick it into gear if they want to make the playoffs? All that - plus some All-Star and Skills Challenge chat - on the show. Sponsors! Welcome to Wrexham! We are supported by FX’s Welcome to Wrexham, which premieres August 24th on FX and will be available to stream on Hulu! Roman! Go to Get Roman.com/TSS today for $10 off your first order! Indochino! Get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more by using promo code 'TSS' at Indochino.com! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 10, 2022
Americans in Action! Checking in on USMNTers in Europe, including Aaronson, Richards, Pefok, Tillman, and more
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We’re back with the first Americans in Action episode of this season! Taylor, Graham, and Joe dive into a number of Americans abroad to discuss expectations for this year, transfers, breakout players, meat pies, and so much much more. Sponsors! Welcome to Wrexham! We are supported by FX’s Welcome to Wrexham, which premieres August 24th on FX and will be available to stream on Hulu! Roman! Go to Get Roman.com/TSS today for $10 off your first order! Indochino! Get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more by using promo code 'TSS' at Indochino.com! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 09, 2022
Weekend Review! Man Utd are a shambles, Liverpool stumble, but Bayern Munich are doing great!
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Ryan Bailey, Taylor Rockwell and Graham Ruthven convene for the first Weekend Review of the 2022-23 season! Huzzah! The gang focuses on whatever Manchester Utd were attempting to do on Sunday, before looking at newly promoted Fulham's impressive display against title-chasing Liverpool. There's a look back on the rest of the PL fixtures, a glance at how things got started in the Bundesliga (spoiler alert: Bayern won!) and a roundup of the best from Ligue 1 and MLS. Oh, and if you want to join our Fantasy Premier League offering, use the code: r1msga Sponsors! Welcome to Wrexham! We are supported by FX’s Welcome to Wrexham, which premieres August 24th on FX and will be available to stream on Hulu! Roman! Go to Get Roman.com/TSS today for $10 off your first order! Indochino! Get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more by using promo code 'TSS' at Indochino.com! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 08, 2022
Allocation Disorder: Riqui Puig to the Galaxy, MLS owners’ willingness to spend + Landon Donovan to San Jose?
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Sam Stejskal and Paul Tenorio host a LIVE Q&A with listeners! They address Riqui Puig’s move from FC Barcelona to the LA Galaxy. Plus, are MLS owners refusing to spend money? And, will Landon Donovan be the next coach of San Jose? Subscribe to the NEW "The Athletic Soccer Show"! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 05, 2022
Listener Questions! Big clubs headed for relegation, tallest players ever, best player chants, and more
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It’s listener question time! Taylor, Ryan, Graham, and Joe are here to answer your wonderful questions. You can find the full list that we tackled down below: 1) What is the biggest club in Europe that could reasonably be relegated in the next 10 years? 2) If you could add any national team legend to your current national team’s pool of players, who would you add and why? 3) Would it be a good idea to allow players wear earphones so that coaches can talk to them during games? 4) Could Bayern Munich play a 3-5-2 this season? 5) Who are the tallest professional soccer players of all time? 6) What are our favorite player chants? 7) What are Graham’s recommended underrated places to visit in Scotland? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 04, 2022
2022-23 Premier League Previews and Predictions! Part 2: Leicester through Wolves
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Part the Second of our Premier League Previews! You can find Part One in the feed (it's the next most recent episode). Your four co-hosts provide analysis, transfer recaps, a bit of gloom and doom for the appropriate clubs, and some predictions for Leicester, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Newcastle, Nottingham Forest, Southampton, Tottenham, West Ham, and Wolves. Reminder! We're putting together a Premier League fantasy league this season! Here's a link to the league and here's the code you need to join: r1msga Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 03, 2022
2022-23 Premier League Previews and Predictions! Part 1: Arsenal through Leeds
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It’s Premier League preview time! Taylor, Ryan, Graham, and Joe are here with part one of their Premier League season previews. On this episode, we’re dishing out analysis, transfer recaps, and predictions for Arsenal, Aston Villa, Bournemouth, Brentford, Brighton, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Everton, Fulham, and Leeds United.  For insight into the rest of the Premier League, make sure to check out part two! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 02, 2022
Breaking down England's Euro 2022 triumph, plus Supercup wins for Liverpool & Bayern Munich!
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After 56 years, it finally came Home! Ryan Bailey, Taylor Rockwell, Graham Ruthven and Joe Lowery are here to look back upon England's Euro 2022 victory over Germany! From pitch-perfect game management to questionable refereeing and everything in between, we cover all the action from Wembley! Plus, we also look at Liverpool's Community Shield victory over Man City, and Bayern Munich's DFL Supercup win against RB Leipzig! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 01, 2022
Allocation Disorder: Luis Suarez/MLS saga, MLS expansion + USMNT strikers
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Sam Stejskal and Paul Tenorio try to explain the Luis Suarez-to-MLS rumor and how Paul gave hope to the entire country of Uruguay. Plus, what is the latest with MLS expansion and the 30th team? And, the continued question of the USMNT striker position is still unclear. Sponsors! LinkedIn! Did you know every week, nearly 40 million job seekers visit LinkedIn? Post your job for free at LinkedIn.com/TSS! FotMob! We love FotMob and so should you! FotMob is THE place to go to stay updated on live scores, player and team stats, in-depth match statistics and analysis, Fantasy points scoring, news articles, transfer updates, and more! Click here to download the app and make your soccer life that much simpler! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 29, 2022
Euro 2022 Final preview! What to expect between England vs. Germany + semifinals review
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The UEFA Women's EURO Final is only a few days away! Taylor, Ryan, Graham, and Joe preview Sunday's final between England and Germany and take a look back at the two recent semifinal matches. What are we expecting on Sunday? Which players will decide the game? And who do we think will win? All that - and more - on the show. Sponsors! LinkedIn! Did you know every week, nearly 40 million job seekers visit LinkedIn? Post your job for free at LinkedIn.com/TSS! FotMob! We love FotMob and so should you! FotMob is THE place to go to stay updated on live scores, player and team stats, in-depth match statistics and analysis, Fantasy points scoring, news articles, transfer updates, and more! Click here to download the app and make your soccer life that much simpler! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 28, 2022
Listener Questions! Gregg Berhalter's USMNT time machine, soccer-watching rituals, best crests, and more
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It’s listener questions time! Ryan and Joe are here to answer your lovely inquires. You can find the full list of questions that we tackled down below. 1) If Gregg Berhalter had a time machine that he could use during the World Cup Final to bring back a former USMNT player, who should he pick? 2) How does the chaos going on with Iran’s men’s soccer team impact Group B at the World Cup? 3) Is there a soccer equivalent to the Bobby Bonilla baseball contract? 4) When watching games as a fan, whether in person or on TV, do we have any rituals? 5) With many pro players looking for other positions in the sport as they age, why don't any players become referees after their playing career? 6) What advice do we have for fantasy soccer players? 7) What are our favorite soccer crests? Sponsors! LinkedIn! Did you know every week, nearly 40 million job seekers visit LinkedIn? Post your job for free at LinkedIn.com/TSS! FotMob! We love FotMob and so should you! FotMob is THE place to go to stay updated on live scores, player and team stats, in-depth match statistics and analysis, Fantasy points scoring, news articles, transfer updates, and more! Click here to download the app and make your soccer life that much simpler! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 27, 2022
Bundesliga transfer window round-up w/ Manuel Veth: how will Bayern play without Lewandowski, could this be The Year of Reyna at Dortmund, Leverkusen holding strong and looking sharp, and much much more!
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Veteran TSS guest Manuel Veth returns (in-between his various journeys around the world) to discuss all the latest moves in Germany. We spend a lot of time on last season's top four (Bayern, Dortmund. Leverkusen, and Leipzig) but also take a look at Wolfsburg, Frankfurt, Schalke, Bremen, Freiburg, and more! How will Dortmund shape up without Haaland (and possibly Haller)? Can Leverkusen's consistency be the difference maker for them this season? Could Wolfsburg be the surprise of the season, in a good way? Plus, which Americans are poised for a strong 2022-2023 campaign, who might be in a relegation battle, and plenty more Bundesliga goodness! Sponsors! LinkedIn! Did you know every week, nearly 40 million job seekers visit LinkedIn? Post your job for free at LinkedIn.com/TSS! FotMob! We love FotMob and so should you! FotMob is THE place to go to stay updated on live scores, player and team stats, in-depth match statistics and analysis, Fantasy points scoring, news articles, transfer updates, and more! Click here to download the app and make your soccer life that much simpler! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 26, 2022
Euro 2022 semifinals preview! England look to conquer the Swedes, France face stern German opposition
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Ryan Bailey, Taylor Rockwell, Joe Lowery and Graham Ruthven look back on an array of closely contested Euro 2022 quarterfinals, before looking ahead to the final four matchups! Sponsors! LinkedIn! Did you know every week, nearly 40 million job seekers visit LinkedIn? Post your job for free at LinkedIn.com/TSS! FotMob! We love FotMob and so should you! FotMob is THE place to go to stay updated on live scores, player and team stats, in-depth match statistics and analysis, Fantasy points scoring, news articles, transfer updates, and more! Click here to download the app and make your soccer life that much simpler! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 25, 2022
Allocation Disorder: Darren Eales is leaving Atlanta United, MLSPA release free agent list + big exits at NYCFC, LAFC
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Sam Stejskal and Paul Tenorio react to the news of Atlanta United President Darren Eales leaving the club for Newcastle. Plus, the MLSPA releases a list of upcoming free agents — who are the top players available? And, will there be big exits at NYCFC and LAFC? Sponsors! Today's show is sponsored by FotMob! We love them and so should you! FotMob is THE place to go to stay updated on live scores, player and team stats, in-depth match statistics and analysis, Fantasy points scoring, news articles, transfer updates, and more! Click here to download the app and make your soccer life that much simpler! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 22, 2022
Listener Questions! Transfers we’d go back in time to stop, the next nation to win both a men’s and women’s World Cup, and much more
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It’s listener questions time! Ryan, Taylor, Graham, and Joe are here to tackle your lovely soccer inquiries. You can find the full list that we answered down below: 1) If we had a time machine, which transfers would we go back in time to block? And which ones would we make happen? 2) Which country seems most likely to join Germany at the next nation to win both the men’s and the women’s World Cup? 3) How does TSS view Carlos Tevez's soccer career now that he’s retired? 4) Is Josh Wolff the next great hope for American managers? 5) How do you shop for soccer tickets internationally? 6) Who are some players that we had very high expectations for, but who never fully lived up to the hype? 7) For Taylor, Ryan, and Joe: what is one food from your home town that you’d like Graham to try? 8) Which of the other TSS hosts could last longest adopting Graham’s diet and routine? Sponsors! Today's show is sponsored by FotMob! We love them and so should you! FotMob is THE place to go to stay updated on live scores, player and team stats, in-depth match statistics and analysis, Fantasy points scoring, news articles, transfer updates, and more! Click here to download the app and make your soccer life that much simpler! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 21, 2022
Another trophy for the USWNT! Analysis of the final against Canada, takeaways from the tournament, standout players, and more
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The USWNT won the Concacaf W Championship! Taylor and Joe are here to break down the final against Canada and talk big-picture takeaways from the tournament, standout players, players who struggled, and much more.  Sponsors! Today's show is sponsored by FotMob! We love them and so should you! FotMob is THE place to go to stay updated on live scores, player and team stats, in-depth match statistics and analysis, Fantasy points scoring, news articles, transfer updates, and more! Click here to download the app and make your soccer life that much simpler! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 20, 2022
Reviewing the final group stage games of Euro 2022 and previewing the quarterfinal matchups, with particular emphasis on England v Spain AKA The Battle of Trafalgar II
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On today's show, in Part 1, Graham and Taylor take a look back at the final group stage games of Euro 2022, and discuss which teams were the most disappointing (Norway), which players we will be sad to see head home (a couple of the Norwegians), and what we learned ahead of the knockout round (Norway won't be in it). In Parts 2 and 3 (starting around 19:43) we take an in-depth look at each of the quarterfinal match-ups, and try to predict the most likely tactics, 1v1 battles, and potential results. England v Spain: best all-around team vs the most technical team? Who wins and who changes their game plan first? Germany v Austria: high press and physical vs high press and physical = Not an ideal draw for Austria, but can they spring another surprise? Sweden v Belgium: get excited! get excited? Plus, The Return of Blackstenius (our new movie title, if nothing else) France v Netherlands: how might both teams line up without their most important attacking player, and why the Dutch will need to be less open if they want to contain a potent French attack. Sponsors! Today's show is sponsored by FotMob! We love them and so should you! FotMob is THE place to go to stay updated on live scores, player and team stats, in-depth match statistics and analysis, Fantasy points scoring, news articles, transfer updates, and more! Click here to download the app and make your soccer life that much simpler! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 19, 2022
Transfer Analysis: How Koulibaly strengthens Chelsea, life after Lewandowski at Bayern and Barcelona's financial gamble!
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Ryan Bailey, Taylor Rockwell, Joe Lowery and Graham Ruthven are here to discuss the very latest in transfer news, including Barcelona's baffling financial situation, how Kalidou Koulibaly improves Chelsea, Toronto FC's growing Italian contingent, and much more! Sponsors! Today's show is sponsored by FotMob! We love them and so should you! FotMob is THE place to go to stay updated on live scores, player and team stats, in-depth match statistics and analysis, Fantasy points scoring, news articles, transfer updates, and more! Click here to download the app and make your soccer life that much simpler! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Allocation Disorder: DC United hires Wayne Rooney, Gareth Bale signing drama + LA Galaxy downfall
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Sam and Paul open up this week’s show with Wayne Rooney being hired as DC United head coach. Plus, they dive into the war of words between Tanner and Thorrington on the signing of Gareth Bale. And, what has happened to the LA Galaxy?? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 15, 2022
Listener Questions! Best introductions to tactical analysis, the rise and fall of Riqui Puig at Barcelona, clubs with abundant shirt sponsors, and many more!
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On today's episode, it's time for some listener questions! The whole crew is back on mic to answer your questions: 1) What are the best ways to better understand soccer strategy and formations? Aside from watching games, are there online resources or something of that ilk? 2) Why do Mexican clubs have so many sponsors on their kits? Are there any other leagues who handle sponsors similarly? 3) How are we feeling about Leeds' transfer window so far? 4) What went wrong at Barcelona for Riqui Puig? 5) Is it a disadvantage for the USWNT to play in the CONCACAF W Championship while the UEFA Women's Euros are happening? Does the overall strength of NWSL balance out any difference in international competition? 6) How did Wembley come to be a national stadium where no club team plays? What other nations have this arrangement, and what in your eyes are the benefits of having a national stadium? 7) Why do people make fun of RFK Stadium and FedEx Field so much? Sponsors! Indochino! Get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more by using promo code 'TSS' at Indochino.com! Helix Sleep! Helix is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders AND two free pillows for our listeners at HelixSleep.com/TSS! American Giant! Get 20% off your first order when you use promo code 'TSS' at american-giant.com! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 14, 2022
2022 Euro Catch-Up: England and France impress, Spain and Denmark feeling the stress, the Netherlands will need to do more with less, and much much more!
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Graham and Taylor take a look back at the 2022 Euros thus far. With every team having played at least one game, they get into the standout performers, tactical wrinkles, and major talking points that have dominated the competition thus far. Group A - How did England put eight past Norway, and how much trouble might the Scandinavians be in when they take on Austria in their final group stage game? Group B - Germany press their way into top spot, while Spain's lack of attacking prowess limited their chances against the Germans. Could Denmark spring a surprise in their upcoming match with Spain? Group C - Draws ahoy! But Sweden and the Netherlands still looking strong! Group D - Reports of France's demise may have been exaggerated... but second place is very much up for grabs! Sponsors! Indochino! Get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more by using promo code 'TSS' at Indochino.com! Helix Sleep! Helix is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders AND two free pillows for our listeners at HelixSleep.com/TSS! American Giant! Get 20% off your first order when you use promo code 'TSS' at american-giant.com! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 13, 2022
Reviewing the USWNT’s tough win over Mexico and answering listener questions!
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Taylor and Joe are here to talk about the USWNT's most recent game: their final group stage match of the Concacaf W Championship against Mexico. What did we take away from the game? And what's next for the U.S.? We talk about that in the first two segments before answering some of your listener questions in the final segment! Sponsors! Indochino! Get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more by using promo code 'TSS' at Indochino.com! Helix Sleep! Helix is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders AND two free pillows for our listeners at HelixSleep.com/TSS! American Giant! Get 20% off your first order when you use promo code 'TSS' at american-giant.com! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 12, 2022
Cristiano Ronaldo's latest saga, how Raheem Sterling fits at Chelsea & the latest transfer updates!
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Transfer watch! Ryan Bailey, Taylor Rockwell, Joe Lowery and Graham Ruthven convene to discuss the hold-ups in Frenkie De Jong's move away from Barcelona, the ways in which Borussia Dortmund are spending their Erling Haaland money, a wild summer in MLS and much more! Sponsors! Indochino! Get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more by using promo code 'TSS' at Indochino.com! Helix Sleep! Helix is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders AND two free pillows for our listeners at HelixSleep.com/TSS! American Giant! Get 20% off your first order when you use promo code 'TSS' at american-giant.com! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 11, 2022
The USWNT is going to the World Cup! Plus, Tyler Adams to the Premier League and Luca de la Torre to La Liga
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The USWNT is going to the World Cup! On this episode, Taylor Rockwell and Joe Lowery dive into how the U.S. women’s national team has performed so far at the Concacaf W Championship. Then, after the USWNT talk, we discuss Tyler Adams’ move to Leeds and Luca de la Torre’s move to La Liga. Sponsors! Today's show is sponsored by FotMob! We love them and so should you! FotMob is THE place to go to stay updated on live scores, player and team stats, in-depth match statistics and analysis, Fantasy points scoring, news articles, transfer updates, and more! Click here to download the app and make your soccer life that much simpler! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 08, 2022
Allocation Disorder: Tyler Adams to Leeds, Toronto FC’s summer moves + listener Q&A
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Sam Stejskal and Paul Tenorio put into perspective what Toronto FC’s summer moves mean for the future of the club. Plus, USMNT star Tyler Adams is heading to Leeds United. And, the guys answer your mailbag questions. Sponsors! Today's show is sponsored by FotMob! We love them and so should you! FotMob is THE place to go to stay updated on live scores, player and team stats, in-depth match statistics and analysis, Fantasy points scoring, news articles, transfer updates, and more! Click here to download the app and make your soccer life that much simpler! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 07, 2022
Listener Questions! Player rivalries, tactical differences between the USMNT and USWNT, slasher movies, and more
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It’s listener questions time! The whole crew is here to answer your lovely questions. You can find the full list that we tackled down below. 1. What is an on-field rule change that we would implement to make soccer more exciting? 2. What are some of the biggest and most memorable rivalries between players? 3. What are the tactical differences between how the USMNT and the USWNT use their base 4-3-3 formations? 4. In the modern area (1990 to present), other than Landon Donovan who is the biggest USMNT World Cup roster snub? 5. What if, instead of awarding penalties, soccer implemented a power-play, where a goalkeeper would be unable to use their hands for a few minutes after the foul? How would the game change? 6. Which soccer stars would we cast in a slasher movie? 7. Who would win a game between 11 Taylor Rockwells and 11 Ryan Baileys? Sponsors! Today's show is sponsored by FotMob! We love them and so should you! FotMob is THE place to go to stay updated on live scores, player and team stats, in-depth match statistics and analysis, Fantasy points scoring, news articles, transfer updates, and more! Click here to download the app and make your soccer life that much simpler! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 06, 2022
Brian Sciaretta discusses the USA's triumph at the Concacaf U20 Championship, as well as the many Americans who could be on the move this summer
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On today's episode, Taylor talks to veteran USMNT reporter about... well... all things USMNT! We start off by reviewing the USA's victorious campaign at the Concacaf U20 Championship: who makes Brian's starting eleven, which players could fit in well for the Olympics, and how much should we all be thanking the Philadelphia Union for this team's success? Then we take a look at some USMNT-eligible players who either have moved or could move this summer. Players discussed: 1) Tyler Adams 2) Jordan Pefok 3) Haji Wright 4) All them goalkeepers 5) Chris Richards 6) John Brooks 7) Gianluca Busio 8) Luca de la Torre And finally, we close by taking a look at the Americans who moved clubs in January 2022 in an effort to determine who could be poised for big things this season! Sponsors! Today's show is sponsored by FotMob! We love them and so should you! FotMob is THE place to go to stay updated on live scores, player and team stats, in-depth match statistics and analysis, Fantasy points scoring, news articles, transfer updates, and more! Click here to download the app and make your soccer life that much simpler! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 05, 2022
Euro 2022 preview! Spain, England & Sweden among the contenders!
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Ryan Bailey, Taylor Rockwell, Joe Lowery and Graham Ruthven are here to preview UEFA Women's Euro 2022, which kicks off at Old Trafford on Wednesday July 6th! The gang review every team, discuss the key players and contenders, and much more! Sponsors! Today's show is sponsored by FotMob! We love them and so should you! FotMob is THE place to go to stay updated on live scores, player and team stats, in-depth match statistics and analysis, Fantasy points scoring, news articles, transfer updates, and more! Click here to download the app and make your soccer life that much simpler! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 04, 2022
Allocation Disorder: Bale, Chiellini to LAFC, Insigne to Toronto FC & Herrera to Houston
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Paul Tenorio is joined by The Athletic’s Pablo Maurer to discuss the BIG summer signings in Major League Soccer, including Gareth Bale to LAFC. Plus, Paul asks Pablo about his writing journey and the types of stories he finds himself attracted to. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 01, 2022
USWNT roster review and tactical preview ahead of the 2022 Concacaf W Championship
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On today's episode, we (but specifically Joe) take a long look at the US women's national team ahead of the start of the 2022 Concacaf W Championship, which could see the United States qualify for both the 2023 World Cup and the 2024 Olympics. How have head coach Vlatko Andonovski's tactics evolved from the 2020 Olympics, which major names will miss this tournament, and which youngsters are poised to break out this summer? We also break down the 23-player roster, position by position, and try to determine the most likely starting eleven (and how that eleven will handle the numerous defensive blocks we can expect in the group stage). Sponsors! Today's show is sponsored by FotMob! We love them and so should you! FotMob is THE place to go to stay updated on live scores, player and team stats, in-depth match statistics and analysis, Fantasy points scoring, news articles, transfer updates, and more! Click here to download the app and make your soccer life that much simpler! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 30, 2022
MLS’s brightest young talents, winners and losers from the 48-team World Cup format, and many more listener questions
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It’s listener questions time! Taylor, Ryan, Graham, and Joe are here to tackle your lovey questions. You can find the full list that we discussed down below: 1) Why is the MLS All-Star game on a Wednesday and not on a weekend? 2) Who are the winners and losers of a 48-team World Cup? 3) What teams should we look back on with higher regard, because although they got knocked out by the eventual winners they were good enough to have made a tournament final? 4) Who are the next big homegrown players in MLS? 5) How late in life could someone start playing soccer and still be a successful professional soccer player? 6) If we could choose any three soccer people, who would we put on our Squid Game team? Sponsors! Today's show is sponsored by FotMob! We love them and so should you! FotMob is THE place to go to stay updated on live scores, player and team stats, in-depth match statistics and analysis, Fantasy points scoring, news articles, transfer updates, and more! Click here to download the app and make your soccer life that much simpler! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 29, 2022
USL Sporting Director Mark Cartwright discusses pro/rel, switching to a European schedule & more!
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In June 2021, USL appointed its first-ever Sporting Director in Mark Cartwright, a former player, manager, agent and Technical Director at Stoke City. In an exclusive interview with TSS, Cartwright discusses the growth and ambition of USL, its position within the global soccer ecosystem, and the appetite for both pro/rel and a European schedule switch! Sponsors! Today's show is sponsored by FotMob! We love them and so should you! FotMob is THE place to go to stay updated on live scores, player and team stats, in-depth match statistics and analysis, Fantasy points scoring, news articles, transfer updates, and more! Click here to download the app and make your soccer life that much simpler! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 28, 2022
Get to know your co-hosts! We answer a wide variety of your questions, and play some Wikipedia Game!
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On today's episode, we figured it was a good a time as any to answer your questions about the four co-hosts. A select few of the many many questions include what player or moment made us fall in love with soccer, which soccer or life opinions have changed over time, favorite albums, basketball ability, and podcasts we would be doing in an alternate life. We also bring back the Wikipedia Game (an old old favorite) and aim to keep doing so after things got competitive! Sponsors! Today's show is sponsored by FotMob! We love them and so should you! FotMob is THE place to go to stay updated on live scores, player and team stats, in-depth match statistics and analysis, Fantasy points scoring, news articles, transfer updates, and more! Click here to download the app and make your soccer life that much simpler! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 27, 2022
Allocation Disorder: USMNT roster predictions for Qatar + MLS summer transfer window storylines
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Sam Stejskal and Paul Tenorio have let the news of MLS and Apple's TV deal marinate, and now give their additional reflections. Plus, the most concerning areas for the USMNT roster heading into the World Cup. And, what are the most interesting storylines for the MLS summer transfer window? Today's episode is sponsored by... LinkedIn Jobs! Did you know every week, nearly 40 million job seekers visit LinkedIn? Post your job for free at LinkedIn.com/TSS! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 24, 2022
Listener questions! Overrated goals, favorites at the women’s EUROs, building our own clubs, and more
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It’s listener questions time! Taylor, Ryan, Graham, and Joe gather around their respective microphones and tackle your wonderful questions. You can find the full list that we answered down below: 1. What is a goal that everyone loves, but that you think is overrated? 2. Why isn’t stoppage time more precise? 3. If we could be in charge of a team in any country and in any league, where would that team be? 4. If we assembled a TSS coaching staff, who would be the head coach, assistant coach, statistician, etc? 5. Which teams are the top contenders going into the women's EUROs? 6. With the winter World Cup coming up, how will fantasy soccer be impacted? Today's episode is sponsored by... LinkedIn Jobs! Did you know every week, nearly 40 million job seekers visit LinkedIn? Post your job for free at LinkedIn.com/TSS! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 23, 2022
Looking ahead to the 2022 World Cup: France and England aren't having a good time, tournament favorites and underdog stories, geopolitics all over, and much much more!
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With all 32 participants in the World Cup now set, Graham, Joe, Ryan and Taylor take a look ahead to this winter's World Cup... even thought it will still be 85 degrees in Qatar. We go through each group to discuss latest developments, and get to the bottom of questions like: 1) Will Qatar be competitive in a talented group? 2) How concerned should England fans be about their recent form, and does form even matter in a group with this many relationships? 3) Is this Argentina's year? 4) Why is Denmark suddenly better than France? 5) Will European giants dominate in Group E, or might the minnows find a way through? 6) Who wins between Croatia and Canada? 7) Brazil... still quite good? TLDL: yes 8) Can Portugal play attractive soccer in a group that might reward a more practical approach? Today's episode is sponsored by... LinkedIn Jobs! Did you know every week, nearly 40 million job seekers visit LinkedIn? Post your job for free at LinkedIn.com/TSS! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 22, 2022
MLS Catch-up: Columbus’ record transfer, NYCFC and LAFC making changes, a great story in Dallas, and much more
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It's an MLS catch-up episode with Taylor Rockwell and Joe Lowery! We first discuss the Concacaf U20 tournament and the USMNT's opponents in their September friendlies, before going deep on the current MLS season. Joe explains, amongst many other things, how Cucho Hernandez could make the Crew instantly better, where Taty Castellanos should go if he ends up leaving NYCFC, the Union's missing piece that's limiting their on-field success, why TFC will still be fun when Insigne arrives, how the Revolution's sales aren't exactly helping them compete, why Atlanta fans should still be confident about making the playoffs, an MLS title in Texas, and why viewers should keep an eye on RSL. Phew. All that - and more - on the show. Today's episode is sponsored by... LinkedIn Jobs! Did you know every week, nearly 40 million job seekers visit LinkedIn? Post your job for free at LinkedIn.com/TSS! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 21, 2022
Transfer Analysis: Nunez will give Liverpool new press, but how would Sterling fit in at Chelsea?
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Ryan Bailey, Taylor Rockwell, Graham Ruthven and Joe Lowery are taking a look at the very latest summer transfer deals, including Raheem Sterling's potential move to London —where he might form part of a new-look Chelsea attack — Karim Adeyemi's arrival at Dortmund, and much more! Today's episode is sponsored by... LinkedIn Jobs! Did you know every week, nearly 40 million job seekers visit LinkedIn? Post your job for free at LinkedIn.com/TSS! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 20, 2022
Could the U.S. qualify for the World Cup from UEFA, MLS overachievers, all-star XIs, and more
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It’s listener question time! Ryan, Taylor, Graham, and Joe combine to answer your lovely questions. You can find the full list that we discussed down below: 1) With everything going on in Qatar, are we bad people if we still watch the World Cup? 2) What can Gareth Southgate do to take England to the next level? 3) Would the USMNT have qualified for the World Cup if they were in UEFA, CONMEBOL, or CAF? 4) Would a combined North America national team be a contender to win the World Cup in 2022? 5) What is the best starting XI that you can build from nations that didn’t make it to the World Cup, using at least one player from each confederation? 6) Based off the most recent MLS salary figures, which teams are over/underachieving? Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Indochino! Get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more by using promo code TSS at indochino.com! Sunday! Get %20 off at checkout when you visit getsunday.com/TSS! American Giant! Get 20% off your first order when you use promo code TSS at american-giant.com! Helix Sleep! Helix is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders AND two free pillows at helixsleep.com/TSS! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 16, 2022
Allocation Disorder: MLS & Apple agree to a 10-year broadcast deal, future impact on the league + Leo Messi influence?
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Sam Stejskal and Paul Tenorio give you the inside info on the new 10-year, $2.5 billion broadcast deal between Major League Soccer and Apple. How does the league benefit from this deal? Are there any concerns? Plus, how does Lionel Messi factor into this? Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Indochino! Get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more by using promo code TSS at indochino.com! Sunday! Get %20 off at checkout when you visit getsunday.com/TSS! American Giant! Get 20% off your first order when you use promo code TSS at american-giant.com! Helix Sleep! Helix is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders AND two free pillows at helixsleep.com/TSS! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 15, 2022
USMNT v El Salvador deep-dive review: Mud, rain, Musah shines yet again, and much more
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Taylor and Joe are back with their final game review for the June window! This time, we break down the USMNT's 1-1 draw with El Salvador. What can we take from this game? Who impressed? Who struggled? We talk about all of that - and more - on the show. Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Indochino! Get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more by using promo code TSS at indochino.com! Sunday! Get %20 off at checkout when you visit getsunday.com/TSS! American Giant! Get 20% off your first order when you use promo code TSS at american-giant.com! Helix Sleep! Helix is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders AND two free pillows at helixsleep.com/TSS! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 15, 2022
USMNT defender Kobi Henry on breaking the USL transfer record, life in Orange County and his future in Ligue 1!
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On today’s episode, Ryan Bailey chats with State de Reims brand-new signing Kobi Henry, who broke the USL transfer record with his move from Orange County SC.  Henry chats about his development, his USMNT prospects and his future in Europe. Then, Orange County SC President of Soccer Operations and General Manager Oliver Wyss joins the pod to discuss the pioneering pro player pathway being forged in Southern California.  Oh, and there's even some bonus Brad Friedel in there! Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Indochino! Get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more by using promo code TSS at indochino.com! Sunday! Get %20 off at checkout when you visit getsunday.com/TSS! American Giant! Get 20% off your first order when you use promo code TSS at american-giant.com! Helix Sleep! Helix is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders AND two free pillows at helixsleep.com/TSS! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 14, 2022
Listener Questions! Why aren’t there more good English managers, crazy soccer predictions, USMNT nicknames, and more!
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Did someone say listener questions? On this episode, Ryan, Graham, and Joe gather around their respective microphones to answer your questions! You can find the full list that we tackled down below: 1) Do European leagues release salary data like MLS? 2) Why aren’t there more good English managers? 3) What nicknames can we come up with for USMNT players? 4) With the 2022 World Cup taking place in the middle of the club season instead of at the end, will we see better games featuring fresher players? 5) What are our craziest soccer predictions that will happen by 2030? 6) What’s wrong with Sporting Kansas City? 7) If national teams had to pull directly from their national flags, which teams would have the best kits? Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Indochino! Get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more by using promo code TSS at indochino.com! Sunday! Get %20 off at checkout when you visit getsunday.com/TSS! American Giant! Get 20% off your first order when you use promo code TSS at american-giant.com! Helix Sleep! Helix is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders AND two free pillows at helixsleep.com/TSS! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 13, 2022
USMNT v Grenada Nations League review w/ Felipe Cardenas of The Athletic
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The Athletic's Felipe Cardenas joins Taylor to discuss the USMNT's 5-0 Nations League victory over Grenada. What did we like, what do we need to see more of, and who from Concacaf is getting a fifth game at the World Cup? Plus, areas for improvement for Robinson, Long, LDLT, McKennie, Ferreira, Morris, and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 11, 2022
Allocation Disorder: USMNT draws vs. Uruguay, huge hole at the number 9 position + Pulisic & McKennie transfer rumors
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Sam Stejskal and Paul Tenorio bring you all of the key analysis from the USMNT’s 0-0 draw vs. Uruguay. What position is the biggest hole on the roster — GK, CB or number 9? Plus, does Gio Reyna start for this current USA squad? And, what are the club futures for the current USMNT stars? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 10, 2022
Listener Questions! Foreign coaches struggling in MLS, managers taking penalties, Champions League predictions, and more
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It’s listener questions time! On this episode, Ryan, Taylor, Graham, and Joe combine to answer your lovely questions. You can find the full list that we answered down below: 1) How high does the USMNT need to finish in Qatar for Gregg Berhalter to keep his job until 2026? 2) Is the USMNT better suited to play against better teams? 3) Why does it seem like foreign coaches struggle in MLS? 4) Do England and Scotland fans have the same roster conversations that U.S. fans have? 5) Which teams do we think will make next year’s Champions League semifinals? 6) If they changed the rules of penalty shoot outs to require the manager to take the first shot, which managers would improve their teams chances?  Sponsors! Today’s episode is brought to you by… Trade Coffee! Get $30 off your first order (plus free shipping!) by going to drinktrade.com/tss! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 09, 2022
David Gass discusses the USMNT in general and the MLS players on the current roster in particular
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Two games down. Two games to go. We're halfway through this current international break, so Taylor called up Extratime's David Gass to get his thoughts on the present USMNT. What do we want to see in these next two games, who has already secured their spot on the World Cup roster, and who is currently on the outside looking in? Plus, we break down the performances of some of the MLS players on the current US roster, and discuss what they need to do to improve their game between now and when coach Gregg Berhalter makes his roster official. Players discussed in particular detail include Christian Roldan, DeAndre Yedlin, Aaron Long, Walker Zimmerman, Kellyn Acosta, Jesus Ferreira, Paul Arriola, and Jordan Morris. Sponsors! Today’s episode is brought to you by… Trade Coffee! Get $30 off your first order (plus free shipping!) by going to drinktrade.com/tss! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 08, 2022
Transfer window round-up: Americans that could do with a move, plus what happens next for Lewandowski, Mane, Pogba, Lukaku, and more!
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The transfer window doesn't open until July, but moves are already happening! We break down potential moves for Gareth Bale, Robert Lewandowski, Sadio Mane, Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku, and many more! Plus, Americans on the move, Americans that could do with a move, and a few done deals to round things out. Sponsors! Today’s episode is brought to you by… Trade Coffee! Get $30 off your first order (plus free shipping!) by going to drinktrade.com/tss! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 07, 2022
USMNT v Uruguay deep-dive review: Who’s a lock for Berhalter’s World Cup roster, Musah’s performance, Scally’s struggles, and more
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Taylor and Joe are back with another USMNT review! What did we make of the U.S.’s performance against Uruguay? Who played well? Who played poorly? Did Berhalter make any tactical changes? Answers to all of those questions - and more - on the show. Sponsors! Today’s episode is brought to you by… Trade Coffee! Get $30 off your first order (plus free shipping!) by going to drinktrade.com/tss! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 06, 2022
Talking all-things Canada men's national team w/ The Athletic's Joshua Kloke
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With Nations League games and World Cup tune-up matches looming, Taylor talked with the The Athletic's Joshua Kloke (or more so peppered him with questions) about the Canada men's national team. How did the federation turn the program around to the extent they topped Concacaf World Cup qualifying, as well as which organizations and individuals deserve the most credit for that feat? There's also roster predicting, tactical refreshers, and an attempted trade involving Jonathan David. All that and more! You can pre-order Joshua's book "The Voyageurs: Canada's men's national team's quest for the World Cup" by clicking this link And you can check out Mr Kloke's roster predictions piece over at The Athletic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 03, 2022
Allocation Disorder: USMNT defeats Morocco 3-0, Pulisic’s comments on fans + Charlotte FC’s mess
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Sam Stejskal is joined by The Athletic’s Felipe Cardenas to react to the USMNT’s 3-0 win against Morocco in Cincinnati. Would McKennie, Reyna and Dest be able to be plugged into Berhalter’s formation change? And, why Charlotte FC fired Miguel Angel Ramirez. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 03, 2022
Listener Questions! The history of pro/rel, MLS World Cup prep, soccer book & movie recommendations, and more!
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Ryan Bailey, Taylor Rockwell, Joe Lowery and returning champ Graham Ruthven are here to field your listener questions! On this episode, we imagine who would have finished where in the Super League, we dig into the history of promotion and relegation, and much more! Sponsors! Today's show is sponsored by... Sunday! To get 20% off Sunday’s wonderful products, visit Sunday.com/TSS! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 02, 2022
USMNT v Morocco deep-dive review: new tactical wrinkles, whose stock is up and whose is down, areas for improvement, and much much more!
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No spoilers in the title! Joe and Taylor have a good old time breaking down the USA's EMPHATIC (I don't care what Joe says, it was emphatic) 3-0 friendly win over Morocco. The US did a lot of little things differently, we try to get to the bottom of what was new, what was an evolution of the old, and what stayed the same. That might not make sense in written form, but I'm pretty sure it made more sense when discussed out loud for an hour plus. We also break down individual performances, discuss areas for improvement, and sing the praises of Tyler Adams for a long time... but probably still not enough time. Sponsors! Today's show is sponsored by... Sunday! To get 20% off Sunday’s wonderful products, visit Sunday.com/TSS! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 02, 2022
The TSS End of Season Awards! Player of the year, best game, biggest overachievers, worst signing, and more
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It’s awards time! On this episode, Taylor, Ryan, and Joe run through their end-of-the-European season awards. We dish out awards for best player, best goal, most entertaining game, worst signing, and many, many others. Sponsors! Today's show is sponsored by... Sunday! To get 20% off Sunday’s wonderful products, visit Sunday.com/TSS! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 31, 2022
2022 Champions League Final review! Deep-dive analysis on Liverpool v Real Madrid
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Ryan is joined by Joe and Taylor to break down the 2022 Champions League Final! What happened prior to kickoff and did it have an impact on the game? How good was Courtois and should the English put some respect on his name? Should German reporters do the same for Toni Kroos? Plus, the philosophical intricacies of the offside rule, Liverpool's tactics and how they dominated the opening minutes, Luis Diaz's dog, and much much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 31, 2022
Allocation Disorder: USMNT roster for the June window
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Sam Stejskal is joined by TUDN USA’s Michele Giannone to discuss the USMNT’s June window roster. How many strikers will make the official roster for Qatar? Plus, Berhalter’s 3-man backline experiment. Los Verdes Supporter Group (Austin, TX) is raising funds for the families in Uvalde, TX, affected by the horrific school shooting at Robb Elementary: https://www.gofundme.com/f/robb-elementary-school-shooting Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 27, 2022
Listener Questions! Which club teams could win the World Cup, should the USMNT’s relegated players stay in the second division, biggest upsets in history, and more
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On this episode, Ryan Bailey and Joe Lowery answer your listener questions! From the age-old question of which club teams could succeed on the international stage to where to find a 20-goal-a-season striker to how technology has changed soccer, we cover a whole host of questions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 26, 2022
Serie A Season Review! Glory for Milan, a missed chance for Napoli & a shocker for Juventus!
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Another calcio season is in the books, as Milan lifted the Scudetto for the first time in 11 years, pipping their neighbors Inter to the title on the final matchday! Rome-based journalist Alasdair MacKenzie (@aksmackenzie) joins Ryan Bailey to talk through the Italian season, from the dramatic title race, to the equally dramatic relegation battle! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 24, 2022
Weekend Review! City and Milan win titles, Mbappe makes La Liga angry, Lyon win the Champions League, we revisit our preseason predictions, and more
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It's Weekend Review time! Ryan Bailey and Joe Lowery combine to look back at the biggest games and storylines from around the soccer world. City win the Premier League! Milan win Serie A! Lyon win the Champions League! Mbappe is staying in Paris (and La Liga isn't too happy about it)! All that - plus a look back at our early season Premier League predictions - on the show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 23, 2022
Bonus episode! Breaking down Gregg Berhalter's latest USMNT roster
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Joe and Taylor are on the mics (with no music) to discuss the USMNT's latest roster. They read the roster release. They attended the virtual press conference. Now they're breaking down the roster, as well as the biggest questions that we might get answered in June, the most glaring omissions, tactical changes, and much much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 20, 2022
Allocation Disorder: 2022 MLS salaries released
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MLSPA salary dump! Sam & Paul discuss the bi-annual release that provides insight into the inner workings of the league. Which players are the biggest earners? Which clubs are dishing out the most cash and which clubs aren’t spending? The guys discuss it all. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 20, 2022
Bundesliga catch-up w/ Manuel Veth: big clubs heading back to the Bundesliga, Bayern and Dortmund's transfer activity so far, the situation with Lewandowski, shifting loyalties in Berlin, and much much more!
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Taylor chats with Manuel Veth (Transfermarkt, Forbes) about all-things Bundesliga! Hertha in a surprise relegation playoff while Stuttgart survives by the tiniest of margins: how bad are things for Hertha and how much credit should be given to Pellegrino Matarazzo? Plus, Schalke and Werder Bremen heading back to the Bundesliga, Union overtaking Hertha as the dominant club in Berlin, the surprising number of managerial vacancies, the latest transfer news surrounding Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, and much much more! Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... Better Help! Get 10% off your first month at BetterHelp.com/TSS American Giant! Save 20% on your first order when you use promo code TSS at american-giant.com Indochino! Get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more by using promo code TSS at Indochino.com Sunday! Full-season plans start at just $129, and you can get 20% off at checkout when you visit GetSunday.com/TSS Trade! Get started by taking their Coffee Quiz at DrinkTrade.com/TSS and get a total of $30 off your first order plus free shipping! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 19, 2022
Listener Questions! Why can’t Manchester City win the Champions League, does turf increase injury risk, extra DPs or a larger salary cap in MLS, and much more
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In this episode, Taylor, Ryan, and Joe combine to answer your questions! You can find the full list that we tackled down below: 1) If you could spend one day with any coach of any team, who would you pick? 2) Is turf a genuine threat to players?  3) Why can't Manchester City win the Champion's League? 4) Do we think the structure is being put in place for Manchester United to compete with City and Liverpool? 5) If we were given a choice between more salary cap space in MLS, extra DP spots, or unlimited international player slots, which would we choose and why? 6) If we could go back in time and stop one goal from happening to change the outcome of a match, what would it be and why?  7) What is the worst soccer wager/prediction that we’ve placed? Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... Better Help! Get 10% off your first month at BetterHelp.com/TSS American Giant! Save 20% on your first order when you use promo code TSS at american-giant.com Indochino! Get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more by using promo code TSS at Indochino.com Sunday! Full-season plans start at just $129, and you can get 20% off at checkout when you visit GetSunday.com/TSS Trade! Get started by taking their Coffee Quiz at DrinkTrade.com/TSS and get a total of $30 off your first order plus free shipping! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 18, 2022
Americans in Action: predicting the USMNT's upcoming June roster and then debating those predictions
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It's roster prediction time! The USMNT has 4 games coming up in June (2 friendlies and 2 Nations League), but who will make the roster for that camp? Taylor is joined by Graham and Joe to give their nominations for an expanded roster of 28 players (3 goalkeepers, 10 defenders, 6 midfielders, and 9 attackers). We then fight to the death (aka calmly discuss differences) before deciding who will be in the TSS roster and who will be on the outside, presumably much to Twitter's chagrin. Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... Better Help! Get 10% off your first month at BetterHelp.com/TSS American Giant! Save 20% on your first order when you use promo code TSS at american-giant.com Indochino! Get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more by using promo code TSS at Indochino.com Sunday! Full-season plans start at just $129, and you can get 20% off at checkout when you visit GetSunday.com/TSS Trade! Get started by taking their Coffee Quiz at DrinkTrade.com/TSS and get a total of $30 off your first order plus free shipping! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 17, 2022
Weekend Review! Penalty drama in Liverpool’s FA Cup win, West Ham spoil City’s fun, a Milan-based club closes in on the Serie A title, and so much more
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It’s Weekend Review time! Today, Ryan, Taylor, Graham, and Joe chat all about the past weekend’s on-field action. How did Liverpool beat Chelsea to the FA Cup? What did West Ham do to frustrate City and delay their title win? We discuss those two games and look around at the rest of Europe (Serie A title race, relegation in Germany, Arbroath’s disappointment, and more) before stopping in MLS for a brief MLS Corner! All of that - and more still - on the show. Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... Better Help! Get 10% off your first month at BetterHelp.com/TSS American Giant! Save 20% on your first order when you use promo code TSS at american-giant.com Indochino! Get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more by using promo code TSS at Indochino.com Sunday! Full-season plans start at just $129, and you can get 20% off at checkout when you visit GetSunday.com/TSS Trade! Get started by taking their Coffee Quiz at DrinkTrade.com/TSS and get a total of $30 off your first order plus free shipping! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 16, 2022
Future of Sports Pt. 2
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In episode two of the Future of Sports series, The Athletic's Mike Smeltz looks at how the team experience may change in the future: increased use of technology in gameplay, robotic umpires and the unique initiatives of a startup sports league. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 15, 2022
Future of Sports Pt. 1
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In episode one of the Future of Sports series, The Athletic's Mike Smeltz looks at how the fan experience may change: how going to games, watching games at home and how memorabilia is shifting from physical to digital. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 14, 2022
Allocation Disorder: Giorgio Chiellini to MLS? Favorite MLS signings of all-time + Miles Robinson’s injury
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Sam Stejskal and Paul Tenorio get back to their nerdy roots on this episode of Allocation Disorder. Would Giorgio Chiellini change the perception of MLS as a “retirement league”? Which club would be the best fit for Chiellini? Plus, Paul and Sam discuss their favorite MLS signings of all-time. And, how does Miles Robinson’s injury affects the USMNT heading into the World Cup? Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Helix! Get up to 200 dollars off all mattress orders AND two free pillows at HelixSleep.com/TSS Stance Socks! Head over to Stance.com and get use promo code TSS to get 15% off your first purchase! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 13, 2022
Talking NWSL with Backheeled’s Arianna Cascone! Separating NWSL teams into tiers, how the USWNT’s young stars are performing, Challenge Cup timing, and much more
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On this episode, Joe is joined by special guest Arianna Cascone to chat all about the NWSL! Arianna writes for Backheeled.com and was kind enough to fill us in on how the NWSL season is going. Plus, who stood out in the Challenge Cup? Which teams could be on their way to a trophy this year? And which players should we be watching? We talk about all of that - and much more - on the show. Make sure to follow Arianna on Twitter and head over to Backheeled.com to read her work. Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Helix! Get up to 200 dollars off all mattress orders AND two free pillows at HelixSleep.com/TSS Stance Socks! Head over to Stance.com and get use promo code TSS to get 15% off your first purchase! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 12, 2022
The Greatest CB Pairings Ever, Brian Schmetzer's USMNT Credentials & Your Listener Questions!
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Ryan Bailey, Taylor Rockwell, Graham Ruthven and Joe Lowery are here to field your questions! In this episode, the gang consider the greatest centre-back pairings of all time, the teams we'd like to see meet in an exhibition game, and Brian Schmetzer's potential as a future USMNT coach... Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Helix! Get up to 200 dollars off all mattress orders AND two free pillows at HelixSleep.com/TSS Stance Socks! Head over to Stance.com and get use promo code TSS to get 15% off your first purchase! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 11, 2022
Americans in Action: the major questions facing Gregg Berhalter, and players that can provide answers for the USMNT
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Taylor is joined by Graham and Joe to discuss the major areas of concern for the USMNT heading into a crowded June schedule (2 friendlies and 2 Concacaf Nations League games in 2 weeks). Who should start in goal? Which candidate is most likely to replace Miles Robinson? Is there enough depth out wide and in the middle? Does anyone actually have a proven number 9? All those and many more. Plus, the popularity of tea amongst co-hosts, pronunciation problems, spelling problems. settling the age old debate of "should goal scorers score goals?" and much much more! Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Helix! Get up to 200 dollars off all mattress orders AND two free pillows at HelixSleep.com/TSS Stance Socks! Head over to Stance.com and get use promo code TSS to get 15% off your first purchase! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 10, 2022
Weekend Review! Klopp isn’t happy with Spurs, Pep isn’t happy with everyone in England, Miles Robinson's injury, and much, much more
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On this Monday’s episode of Weekend Review, Taylor, Ryan, Graham, and Joe take you through the biggest stories from the weekend’s action. We start in the Premier League, analyzing the 1-1 draw between Liverpool and Spurs before diving into City’s big win (and Haaland's reported arrival), Leeds’ struggles, and more. Then, it’s onto the title race in Serie A and the rest of the European action before a chat about MLS and the North Carolina Courage’s win in the NWSL Challenge Cup final!  Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Helix! Get up to 200 dollars off all mattress orders AND two free pillows at HelixSleep.com/TSS Stance Socks! Head over to Stance.com and get use promo code TSS to get 15% off your first purchase! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 09, 2022
Allocation Disorder: Seattle Sounders win the CONCACAF Champions League + Walker Zimmerman's new deal
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Sam Stejskal and Paul Tenorio recap a special night in Seattle, as the Sounders beat Pumas to win the CONCACAF Champions League in front of a record-breaking crowd. What does this win mean for the future of the Sounders and Major League Soccer? Plus, Walker Zimmerman signs a DP deal with Nashville.  Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Stance Socks! Head over to Stance.com and get use promo code TSS to get 15% off your first purchase! Babbel! Right now, save up to 60% off your subscription when you go to BABBEL.com/TSS! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 06, 2022
Champions League Review! A miracle in Madrid & Liverpool reach another final!
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The Champions League semi-final stage never misses! The conclusions to Real Madrid's bout with Manchester City and Liverpool's conquest with Villarreal turned out to be thrillers in their own ways! Ryan Bailey, Taylor Rockwell, Joe Lowery and Graham Ruthven are here to break down the action. Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Stance Socks! Head over to Stance.com and get use promo code TSS to get 15% off your first purchase! Babbel! Right now, save up to 60% off your subscription when you go to BABBEL.com/TSS! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 05, 2022
Pulisic’s potential summer move, the greatest individual seasons of all time, TSS soccer kits, and many more listener questions
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It’s listener question time! On this episode, Ryan, Graham, and Joe combine to answer a number of your lovely questions. You can find the full list that we tackled down below: 1) If TSS had a soccer team, what would their kits look like? 2) Who loves Starbucks more: Ryan Bailey or Gregg Berhalter? 3) Who should’ve won the Ballon D’Or, but didn’t? 4) Should Christian Pulisic move to West Ham? And should Paulo Dybala move to Arsenal? 5) How would we feel if there was a different kind of World Cup every summer? 6) Should Josh Sargent and Matthew Hoppe have stayed with their recently relegated Bundesliga teams and spent this year in the 2. Bundesliga? 7) If the post-COVID substitution rules were in effect during the 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign, would the USA have qualified? 8) What is the greatest individual season of all time? Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Stance Socks! Head over to Stance.com and get use promo code TSS to get 15% off your first purchase! Babbel! Right now, save up to 60% off your subscription when you go to BABBEL.com/TSS! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 04, 2022
Answering your USMNT and MLS-centric listener questions, including new striker options, MLS players at the World Cup, what makes for a good host city, and many more!
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Taylor is joined by Graham and Joe to answer 6 USMNT and MLS-centric questions, plus one about new stats that we need in our lives. 1) If you could combine two USMNT players into one, who would you choose? 2) Who are some Number 9 options that haven’t been given a shot in this post-Altidore era? 3) What are the elements that set certain facilities and/or cities apart when US Soccer looks for host cities for games? 4) How many MLS players do you think will make 2022 world cup rosters (and how many countries will that represent)? 5) Would MLS get better TV ratings if their games were scheduled differently? 6) Would Joe like to apologize to the city of Austin for (allegedly) downplaying their chances? 7) What are some stats or metrics that are not currently calculated or published that you would like to see become common? Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Stance Socks! Head over to Stance.com and get use promo code TSS to get 15% off your first purchase! Babbel! Right now, save up to 60% off your subscription when you go to BABBEL.com/TSS! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 03, 2022
Weekend Review! Ancelotti’s Real Madrid win La Liga, a relegation battle in the Premier League, Nashville open a new stadium, and much, much more
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On this week’s episode of Weekend Review, Taylor, Ryan, Graham, and Joe dive into a host of topics from around the soccer world. Up front, Ryan discusses AFC Wimbledon’s relegation to League Two and we discuss the death of super agent Mino Raiola. Next, it’s onto analyzing Everton’s 1-0 win over Chelsea and rounding up the rest of the Premier League and European action, including Real Madrid’s title win, the Serie A title race, and more. Finally, we discuss MLS and chat about Nashville’s new stadium! Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Stance Socks! Head over to Stance.com and get use promo code TSS to get 15% off your first purchase! Babbel! Right now, save up to 60% off your subscription when you go to BABBEL.com/TSS! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 02, 2022
Allocation Disorder: CONCACAF Champions League Final, MLS TV rights and ratings + transfer window rumblings
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Sam Stejskal and Paul Tenorio open up the mailbag and answer your best questions on the Seattle Sounders, Major League Soccer TV rights and transfer window rumors and rumblings. Sponsors! This episode is brought to you by... Trade Coffee! Trade is offering new subscribers $30 off your first order plus free shipping at drinktrade.com/TSS! That’s more than 40 cups of coffee for free! American Giant! Get 20% off your first order when you use promo code TSS at american-giant.com! Wealthfront! To start building your wealth, and get your first $5,000 managed for FREE, for life, go to wealthfront.com/TSS! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 29, 2022
Champions Leg Review! Can anyone stop Manchester City and Liverpool? Plus, Benzema keeps Benzema-ing, Villarreal can’t get forward, penalties galore in CCL, and more
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On this episode, Taylor, Ryan, Graham, and Joe sink their collective teeth into the first legs of the Champions League semifinals. Up first, we discuss Manchester City’s chaotic 4-3 win over Real Madrid on Tuesday. Then, it’s on to Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Villarreal on Wednesday. Finally, we chat about the Seattle Sounders’ 2-2 draw away to Pumas in the first leg of the Concacaf Champions League Final! Sponsors! This episode is brought to you by... Trade Coffee! Trade is offering new subscribers $30 off your first order plus free shipping at drinktrade.com/TSS! That’s more than 40 cups of coffee for free! American Giant! Get 20% off your first order when you use promo code TSS at american-giant.com! Wealthfront! To start building your wealth, and get your first $5,000 managed for FREE, for life, go to wealthfront.com/TSS! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 28, 2022
The most successful interim managers, soccer players who could have played other sports, a Concacaf All-Star team at the World Cup, and many more listener questions
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On today's episode, we do our best to answer some listener questions, while also tackling the toughest issues... like if ketchup goes in the fridge or the cupboard. 1) Who are some players whose careers' could have been significantly more successful if they had only found the right club situation or been given more of a chance? 2) What are MLS NEXT and MLS NEXT Pro and what will they do for US Soccer in the long run? 3) Who are the most successful interim managers and what did they accomplish? 4) How far would the Concacaf All-Star Team go in the World Cup? 5) Why is the penalty area so large and should it be adjusted? 6) Are there any soccer players TSS would have loved to see in a different sport? And who could have excelled in a new field, with proper training and the like? 7) What is the background on Arbroath and why is what they're doing in Scotland such a big deal? Sponsors! This episode is brought to you by... Trade Coffee! Trade is offering new subscribers $30 off your first order plus free shipping at drinktrade.com/TSS! That’s more than 40 cups of coffee for free! American Giant! Get 20% off your first order when you use promo code TSS at american-giant.com! Wealthfront! To start building your wealth, and get your first $5,000 managed for FREE, for life, go to wealthfront.com/TSS! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 27, 2022
Americans in Action: Scouting Jonathan Gomez, Matthew Hoppe, and Eryk Williamson! Plus, which players who fell off the USMNT radar could still make an impact and more listener questions
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On this week’s edition of Americans in Action, Taylor, Graham, and Joe analyze three more players in the USMNT pool: Jonathan Gomez (segment one), Matthew Hoppe (segment two), and Eryk Williamson (segment two). After discussing those players’ current situations, strengths, and weaknesses, we move on to answer some listener questions in the third segment! You can find that list of questions down below: 1) Which hyped players who dropped off the USMNT radar do we think could still make an impact before their careers are over? 2) What happened to Tyler Boyd? 3) If the USMNT played all of its players’ clubs, which clubs would win in a single match? Sponsors! This episode is brought to you by... Trade Coffee! Trade is offering new subscribers $30 off your first order plus free shipping at drinktrade.com/TSS! That’s more than 40 cups of coffee for free! American Giant! Get 20% off your first order when you use promo code TSS at american-giant.com! Wealthfront! To start building your wealth, and get your first $5,000 managed for FREE, for life, go to wealthfront.com/TSS! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 26, 2022
Weekend Review! Liverpool's triumph over Everton-housery, Bayern win another title & Man Utd are still not good!
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On the latest Weekend Review, Ryan Bailey, Taylor Rockwell and Graham Ruthven analyze the Merseyside Derby and Der Klassiker, while also looking into troubles at Man Utd and Barcelona, PSG's latest title win, and much more! Sponsors! This episode is brought to you by... Trade Coffee! Trade is offering new subscribers $30 off your first order plus free shipping at drinktrade.com/TSS! That’s more than 40 cups of coffee for free! American Giant! Get 20% off your first order when you use promo code TSS at american-giant.com! Wealthfront! To start building your wealth, and get your first $5,000 managed for FREE, for life, go to wealthfront.com/TSS! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 25, 2022
Allocation Disorder: D.C. United fires Hernan Losada, Inter Miami's stadium situation + what makes a good MLS owner
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Sam Stejskal and Paul Tenorio dive into D.C. United's decision to move on from Hernan Losada. What's next for DCU? Plus, there are so many different kinds of owners in Major League Soccer -- what makes a good owner? And, Inter Miami takes the next step in finding a location for their new stadium. Subscribe to The Athletic Soccer on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo56QQ41e5Mc3ndX45mjauQ This episode is brought to you by... Sunday! Full-season plans start at just $129, and you can get 20% off at checkout when you visit GetSunday.com/TSS Artifact! Check out Heyartifact.com/mom and use our promo code (you have to listen to the show to hear it) to get $20 off Indochino! Get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more by using promo code TSS at Indochino.com BetterHelp! You can get 10% off your first month at BetterHelp.com/TSS Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 22, 2022
The USMNT's next next generation of stars, the greatest passes of all time, strange contract provisions, and many more listener questions!
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On today's episode, after a brief foray into the chaos that is DC United, we do our best to answer some particularly excellent listener questions! 1) Could Harry Kane be considered the best and/or most complete player in the Premier League? Could he one day win the Ballon d'Or? 2) With the USMNT talent pool getting younger and deeper, who are some names to be on the look out for (and whom might they replace)? 3) Are there any soccer examples of odd things happening in soccer to fulfill contract requirements? (inspired by Jrue Holiday's appearances clause) 4) Which current player would you most like to see as a player-manager? 5) Who would be the other contenders for a "Pass"-kas award, if they gave one out? What are some of the best all-time passes? 6) What are your hottest takes on life, podcasting, and soccer in general? 7) How will Taylor go about ruining Ryan's day when England plays the USA in the World Cup? This episode is brought to you by... Sunday! Full-season plans start at just $129, and you can get 20% off at checkout when you visit GetSunday.com/TSS Artifact! Check out Heyartifact.com/mom and use our promo code (you have to listen to the show to hear it) to get $20 off Indochino! Get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more by using promo code TSS at Indochino.com BetterHelp! You can get 10% off your first month at BetterHelp.com/TSS Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 21, 2022
Lori Lindsey discusses the ongoing evolution of the USWNT under Vlatko Andonovski, as well as the most exciting teams to keep an eye on in the NWSL this year
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In the wake of the US women's national team's combined 18-1 scoreline against Uzbekistan, Taylor talks to former US international/current analyst Lori Lindsey about the state of the team under Vlatko Andonovski. How have the new names involved with the team been gelling? Have the established veterans been okay with the recent roster experimentation? What are the new tactical trends we've seen from Andonovski, and how might they continue to evolve as the US moves closer to the next World Cup? All of that, plus a look at the NWSL Challenge Cup, and the major takeaways ahead of the start of the NWSL regular season. This episode is brought to you by... Sunday! Full-season plans start at just $129, and you can get 20% off at checkout when you visit GetSunday.com/TSS Artifact! Check out Heyartifact.com/mom and use our promo code (you have to listen to the show to hear it) to get $20 off Indochino! Get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more by using promo code TSS at Indochino.com BetterHelp! You can get 10% off your first month at BetterHelp.com/TSS Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 20, 2022
Americans in Action: Scouting Folarin Balogun, Haji Wright, and EPB! Plus, could Jozy or Bobby Wood help the U.S. and more listener questions
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On this week’s edition of Americans in Action, Taylor, Graham, and Joe analyze three more players in the USMNT pool: Haji Wright (segment one), Falorin Balogun (segment two), and Erik Palmer-Brown (segment two). After discussing those players’ strengths and weaknesses, we move on to answer some listener questions in the third segment! You can find that list of questions down below: 1) With the US’ injuries throughout World Cup qualifying, whose stock has risen due to another player not being available?  2) Does either Bobby Wood or Jozy Altidore have anything left in their legs to force themselves into the National Team equation? 3) Inspired by Gio Reyna and Dortmund, how much do individual clubs impact a players injury record?  This episode is brought to you by... Sunday! Full-season plans start at just $129, and you can get 20% off at checkout when you visit GetSunday.com/TSS Artifact! Check out Heyartifact.com/mom and use our promo code (you have to listen to the show to hear it) to get $20 off Indochino! Get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more by using promo code TSS at Indochino.com BetterHelp! You can get 10% off your first month at BetterHelp.com/TSS Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 19, 2022
Weekend Review! Zack Steffen and Manchester City have a bad day against Liverpool, Real Madrid’s comeback, Almeyda’s almost out of San Jose, and much more
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On this edition of Weekend Review, Taylor, Graham, and Joe dive into a ton of the action from around the soccer world. In the first segment, we discuss Liverpool’s 3-2 win over Manchester City in the FA Cup semifinals. What was Zack Steffen doing? And what did Liverpool do to get City back on their heels? In the second segment, we turn to the other FA Cup semifinal: Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Crystal Palace. What a goal from RLC! In the rest of the show, we cover the rest of the major European action and chat about the latest happenings in MLS! This episode is brought to you by... Sunday! Full-season plans start at just $129, and you can get 20% off at checkout when you visit GetSunday.com/TSS Artifact! Check out Heyartifact.com/mom and use our promo code (you have to listen to the show to hear it) to get $20 off Indochino! Get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more by using promo code TSS at Indochino.com BetterHelp! You can get 10% off your first month at BetterHelp.com/TSS Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 18, 2022
Allocation Disorder: Seattle Sounders advance to the CCL final, MLS roster allocation + San Jose Earthquakes mess
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Sam Stejskal and Paul Tenorio open up this week's episode of Allocation Disorder with a recap of the Seattle Sounders' win against NYCFC in the CCL semifinals. What are Seattle's chances in the final against Pumas? Plus, the guys dive into Joe Mansueto's comments about roster allocation. And, it gets heated talking about the Earthquakes and their embarrassing ownership. Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... Football Manager 22! Buy FM22 now and get 33% off across all platforms when you go to footballmanager.com/podcast American Giant! Get 20% off your first order when you use promo code TSS at american-giant.com Roman! Get 20% off your first order when you use promo code TSS at getroman.com Omaze! Get 20 extra entries when you enter code tss 20 at Omaze.com/TSS Helix! Get up to 200 dollars off all mattress orders AND two free pillows at HelixSleep.com/TSS Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 15, 2022
Champions League review: Liverpool and Benfica's goalfest, Chelsea lose despite winning, Bayern cross their way out, and Manchester City give Atletico a taste of their own housery medicine
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We review a wonderful week of Champions League action, and take a quick look ahead to the semifinals matchups. 1) Chelsea's tactical adjustment caused problems for Real Madrid until Luka Modric decided to be Luka Modric 2) Bayern got a bit too predictable against a Villarreal team who play so quickly it sometimes looks slow 3) Liverpool and Benfica decided defense was overrated in their second leg goalfest. 4) Manchester City and Atletico Madrid clashed (literally and figuratively), leading to a site that few thought possible: Diego Simeone asking people to calm down. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 14, 2022
Who wins if Guardiola and Klopp swapped clubs, unexpected relegation strugglers, alternate World Cup qualifying formats, and more Listener Questions
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On today's episode, Taylor is joined by Graham and Joe to answer six listener questions, and also mock Ryan Bailey for his absence (whenever possible). 1) If Klopp and Pep switched jobs, who would win the league? Who would win in head to head? 2) Which players are known for their ability to play well in different systems? 3) Are there any other clubs, similar to Everton and AFC Wimbledon, who are in unexpected relegation fights? 4) Is watching film a relatively new concept in soccer? And if so, why? 5) What are some ways to shake up World Cup qualifying and the international breaks to make them more interesting? 6) What is Graham's Theory of Midfield? (editorial note: it's awesome) Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... Football Manager 22! Buy FM22 now and get 33% off across all platforms when you go to footballmanager.com/podcast American Giant! Get 20% off your first order when you use promo code TSS at american-giant.com Roman! Get 20% off your first order when you use promo code TSS at getroman.com Omaze! Get 20 extra entries when you enter code tss 20 at Omaze.com/TSS Helix! Get up to 200 dollars off all mattress orders AND two free pillows at HelixSleep.com/TSS Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 13, 2022
Americans in Action: deep-dive analysis on 5 players currently outside the USMNT roster bubble
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On this episode, Taylor is joined by Graham and Joe to break down 5 players that find themselves outside the usual USMNT roster: what are their strengths, what are their weaknesses, and what can they do to improve their standing ahead of the 2022 World Cup? 1) Joe Scally 2) Cameron Carter-Vickers 3) Alex Mendez 4) Djordje Mihailovic 5) Brandon Vasquez Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... Football Manager 22! Buy FM22 now and get 33% off across all platforms when you go to footballmanager.com/podcast American Giant! Get 20% off your first order when you use promo code TSS at american-giant.com Roman! Get 20% off your first order when you use promo code TSS at american-giant.com Omaze! Get 20 extra entries when you enter code tss 20 at Omaze.com/TSS Helix! Get up to 200 dollars off all mattress orders AND two free pillows at HelixSleep.com/TSS Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 12, 2022
Weekend Review! High lines galore in City vs. Liverpool, controversy in El Tráfico, nobody wants to win Serie A, and much more
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It’s Weekend Review time! Taylor, Ryan, Graham, and Joe combine to review the action from this past weekend, discussing Manchester City vs. Liverpool in the first segment, more Premier League action and El Tráfico in the second segment, and the rest of the European slate in the third segment. Along the way, we credit Bernardo Silva, give Chicharito some love, mourn Gio Reyna's latest injury, and question if anyone wants to win Serie A this season! Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... Football Manager 22! Buy FM22 now and get 33% off across all platforms when you go to footballmanager.com/podcast American Giant! Get 20% off your first order when you use promo code TSS at american-giant.com Roman! Get 20% off your first order when you use promo code TSS at american-giant.com Omaze! Get 20 extra entries when you enter code tss 20 at Omaze.com/TSS Helix! Get up to 200 dollars off all mattress orders AND two free pillows at HelixSleep.com/TSS Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 11, 2022
Allocation Disorder: USMNT roster for Qatar, observations from qualifying + Portland Timbers scandal
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After an eventful World Cup qualifying campaign for the USMNT, Sam Stejskal and Paul Tenorio discuss some lingering questions, observations and analysis. Plus, an early look at the potential World Cup roster and some fringe players that deserve a chance. And, MLS' lacking punishment of the Portland Timbers in the Andy Polo scandal.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 08, 2022
Champions League Review! Pep and Simeone’s philosophical battle, Benzema keeps Benzema-ing for Real Madrid, Villarreal stun Bayern, and more
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It’s Champions League quarterfinal time! On this episode, Taylor, Ryan, Graham, and Joe dive into the four UCL matches from earlier this week. In the first segment, we discuss Manchester City’s 1-0 win over Atletico Madrid. What was up with Atleti’s 5-5-0 shape? And how did City get their goal? We answer those questions. In the second segment, we get into Liverpool’s 3-1 win over Benfica and Real Madrid’s 3-1 win over Chelsea. Liverpool…very good? Real Madrid…through to the semis? Finally, in segment three, we talk about Villarreal’s 1-0 win over Bayern Munich. How much did Joe love Villarreal’s possession shape? And how much will Villarreal regret not putting another goal past Bayern? We talk about it. Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Edmunds! Visit Edmunds.com and click on Edmunds Best Car Rankings to research and compare vehicles! Artifact! Enter the code FULLTIME20 at heyartifact.com and to save 20 dollars on your first Artifact! Trade Coffee! Trade is offering new subscribers a total of $30 off your first order plus free shipping when you go to drinktrade.com/TSS!  Better Help! Our listeners can get 10% their first month at BetterHelp.com/TSS! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 07, 2022
Creating the best XI of USMNT-eligible players who didn't play a single minute in World Cup qualifying, and many more listener questions!
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Your favorite foursome is together again to answer some particularly excellent listener questions... after some non-sensical NFT chat to start the show. 1) Should all confederations play the same number of games in World Cup qualifying? And why do some play more? 2) Who is your USMNT Best XI of players who played zero minutes in Concacaf World Cup Qualifying this cycle that are still in the picture to make the final World Cup roster?  3) What experimentation might we see from Berhalter now that the US has qualified for the World Cup? 4) Are there any examples of teams forfeiting a game and taking the 3-0 loss to avoid a game they can afford to lose by 3 goals? 5) Should MLS divide into divisions (a la most North American sports leagues) to limit congestion and balance the schedule? 6) If you could host a podcast with one present soccer player based purely on vibes, who would it be? 7) What is the story behind the TSS theme song? Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Edmunds! Visit Edmunds.com and click on Edmunds Best Car Rankings to research and compare vehicles! Artifact! Enter the code FULLTIME20 at heyartifact.com and to save 20 dollars on your first Artifact! Trade Coffee! Trade is offering new subscribers a total of $30 off your first order plus free shipping when you go to drinktrade.com/TSS!  Better Help! Our listeners can get 10% their first month at BetterHelp.com/TSS! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 06, 2022
USMNTers who could (or should) move this summer, plus Stock Up/Stock Down for U.S. players after World Cup qualifying
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On this episode, Taylor, Graham, and Joe discuss a few different USMNT-related topics. In the first and second segments, we chat about the U.S.’s draw for this new edition of the Concacaf Nations League and dive into a list of USMNT players who could (or should) move to a new club over the summer. In the third and final segment, we hand out “Stock Ups” and “Stock Downs” to various players who saw the field for the U.S. during World Cup Qualifying.  Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Edmunds! Visit Edmunds.com and click on Edmunds Best Car Rankings to research and compare vehicles! Artifact! Enter the code FULLTIME20 at heyartifact.com and to save 20 dollars on your first Artifact! Trade Coffee! Trade is offering new subscribers a total of $30 off your first order plus free shipping when you go to drinktrade.com/TSS!  Better Help! Our listeners can get 10% their first month at BetterHelp.com/TSS! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 05, 2022
Weekend Review! Inter Milan's triumph over Juventus, Chelsea's capitulation and World Cup draw analysis!
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Ryan Bailey, Graham Ruthven, Joe Lowery and Taylor Rockwell take a look back at the weekend's action, including but not limited to the Derby D'Italia, the Old Firm Derby and Friday's World Cup Draw! Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Edmunds! Visit Edmunds.com and click on Edmunds Best Car Rankings to research and compare vehicles! Artifact! Enter the code FULLTIME20 at heyartifact.com and to save 20 dollars on your first Artifact! Trade Coffee! Trade is offering new subscribers a total of $30 off your first order plus free shipping when you go to drinktrade.com/TSS!  Better Help! Our listeners can get 10% their first month at BetterHelp.com/TSS! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 04, 2022
Allocation Disorder: The USMNT have qualified for the 2022 World Cup!
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The USMNT have punched their ticket to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar! Sam Stejskal and Paul Tenorio are LIVE from San José, Costa Rica following a successful qualifying campaign for the Stars and Stripes. They go over the roller coaster ride that was for the US, the key moments and roster moves. Plus, the growth of such a young squad. Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... American Giant! Get 20% off when you use code 'TSS' at checkout at American-Giant.com! Sunday! Get 20% off your custom lawn care plan by visiting GetSunday.com/TSS20 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 31, 2022
Qualified! The USMNT are headed to the World Cup as we review their final qualifier against Costa Rica
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The USMNT are going to the World Cup! The U.S. clinched a spot at the 2022 Men's World Cup with a "successful loss" to Costa Rica on Wednesday night. On this episode, Taylor and Joe talk all about that game and zoom out to discuss the bigger (and much more fun) topic at hand: the U.S. will be at the World Cup! Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... American Giant! Get 20% off when you use code 'TSS' at checkout at American-Giant.com! Sunday! Get 20% off your custom lawn care plan by visiting GetSunday.com/TSS20 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 31, 2022
Listener Questions! Pulisic goal celebrations, CONCACAF strikers & the best-looking trophies!
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It's time for more listener questions! Hurrah! Ryan Bailey and Graham Ruthven are on hand to answer your queries: The boys cover the CONCACAF striker pool, the logistics of player flights for international duty, Barcelona's progress under Xavi, and much more! Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... American Giant! Get 20% off when you use code 'TSS' at checkout at American-Giant.com! Sunday! Get 20% off your custom lawn care plan by visiting GetSunday.com/TSS20 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 29, 2022
USMNT v Panama deep-dive review: lots of goals, lots of big moments, and World Cup qualification nearly secured!
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Joe and Taylor (now talking into an actual, proper microphone) take a long look at the USA's emphatic 5-1 win over Panama in the penultimate game of World Cup qualifying. Hopefully. We get to the bottom of some of the big questions from that match, like how did the USA weather a nervy opening 10 minutes, who improved their standing on the depth chat, is Gio Reyna also The Hulk (in that they're both always angry), and just how good was that Pulisic third goal? The abbreviated answer: very! There's also some praise for individual performers, a discussion of why Adam Belz from the Scuffed podcast would probably make a good cult leader, and a look ahead to final game of Concacaf World Cup qualifying versus a motivated Costa Rican team. Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... American Giant! Get 20% off when you use code 'TSS' at checkout at American-Giant.com! Sunday! Get 20% off your custom lawn care plan by visiting GetSunday.com/TSS20 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 28, 2022
Allocation Disorder: The USMNT beats Panama 5-1, World Cup qualification is in sight
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Sam Stejskal and Paul Tenorio recap a dominant performance from the USMNT, beating Panama 5-1. How high does Pulisic elevate USA's ceiling? Which other players stepped up when the US needed them the most? And, how has Gregg Berhalter developed so much depth in the squad? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 28, 2022
USMNT vs. Panama reaction: One step closer to the World Cup!
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Taylor and Joe quickly recap the USMNT's World Cup Qualifier against Panama! What did the U.S. do well? Who impressed? And what was it like for Taylor being at the game? We talk about all that - and more - on the show. Stay tuned for a full-length review of the match that will be out tomorrow. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 28, 2022
Allocation Disorder: USMNT draws 0-0 with Mexico, Christian Pulisic's poor performance + World Cup qualifying scenarios
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On this week's episode of Allocation Disorder, Sam and Paul are joined by The Athletic's Felipe Cardenas LIVE from Mexico City after the USMNT draw 0-0 with Mexico. It wasn't a typical USA-Mexico game, but what were some takeaways? Were the substitutions from Gregg Berhalter and Tata Martino controversial or unusual? Plus, how disappointing was Christian Pulisic? And, where does the US stand now in the qualifying table?  Sponsors! This show is brought to you by… Indochino! Get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more by using promo code “TSS” at Indochino.com! Athletic Greens! To get a free 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D and 5 free travel packs with your first purchase, head to athleticgreens.com/TOTAL! Babbel! When you purchase a 3-month Babbel subscription, you’ll get an additional 3 months for free. Just go to babble.com and use promo code “TSS”! LinkedIn! You can post your job for free at LinkedIn.com/TSS! BetterHelp! TSS listeners get 10% off their first month of online therapy at BetterHelp.com/TSS! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 25, 2022
USMNT vs. Mexico deep-dive review! Big lineup decisions, big chances at the Azteca, and a big game on the horizon
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Taylor and Joe are here to review the USMNT’s World Cup Qualifier against Mexico from Thursday night. How did Gregg Berhatler approach this game at the Azteca? What went well for the U.S.? What did they struggle with? And what do we want to see against Panama on Sunday? All that - and more - on the show. Sponsors! This show is brought to you by… Indochino! Get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more by using promo code “TSS” at Indochino.com! Athletic Greens! To get a free 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D and 5 free travel packs with your first purchase, head to athleticgreens.com/TOTAL! Babbel! When you purchase a 3-month Babbel subscription, you’ll get an additional 3 months for free. Just go to babble.com and use promo code “TSS”! LinkedIn! You can post your job for free at LinkedIn.com/TSS! BetterHelp! TSS listeners get 10% off their first month of online therapy at BetterHelp.com/TSS! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 25, 2022
Listener Questions! Alternate USMNT formations, legendary goalkeepers and the origin of the 'nutmeg'
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Ryan, Taylor, Joe and Graham are here to answer your questions! On this episode, we learn about legendary goalkeeper René Higuita, we ponder a striker-less USMNT formation and ask why draws are a thing... Sponsors! This show is brought to you by… Indochino! Get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more by using promo code “TSS” at Indochino.com! Athletic Greens! To get a free 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D and 5 free travel packs with your first purchase, head to athleticgreens.com/TOTAL! Babbel! When you purchase a 3-month Babbel subscription, you’ll get an additional 3 months for free. Just go to babble.com and use promo code “TSS”! LinkedIn! You can post your job for free at LinkedIn.com/TSS! BetterHelp! TSS listeners get 10% off their first month of online therapy at BetterHelp.com/TSS! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 23, 2022
Analyzing the latest USMNT roster and previewing Mexico, Panama and Costa Rica ahead of World Cup qualifying
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Taylor is joined by Graham and Joe to break down Gregg Berhalter's (hopefully) final roster for World Cup qualifying. In Part I (and a little bit of Part II), we break down the latest USMNT roster, position by position. We also discuss key absences, notable omissions, and possible tactics and lineups ahead of the final round of the Octagon. After that, we each preview one USMNT opponent: Graham takes Mexico, Joe has Panama, and Taylor brings it home with Costa Rica. What happened last time they played, who made their rosters this time, and the team-wide playing strengths vs potential vulnerabilities that the US could exploit. Sponsors! This show is brought to you by… Indochino! Get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more by using promo code “TSS” at Indochino.com! Athletic Greens! To get a free 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D and 5 free travel packs with your first purchase, head to athleticgreens.com/TOTAL! Babbel! When you purchase a 3-month Babbel subscription, you’ll get an additional 3 months for free. Just go to babble.com and use promo code “TSS”! LinkedIn! You can post your job for free at LinkedIn.com/TSS! BetterHelp! TSS listeners get 10% off their first month of online therapy at BetterHelp.com/TSS! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 22, 2022
Weekend Review! Xavi’s Barcelona dismantle Real Madrid in El Clásico, Tammy Abraham shines for Roma, PSG have checked out, and much more
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It’s weekend review time! On this episode, Taylor, Ryan, Graham, and Joe look back at the action from this past weekend. In the first segment, we dissect Barcelona’s 4-0 win over Real Madrid in El Clásico. Is Xavi leading Barca into a new era? And what went wrong for Real Madrid? We talk about both of those things. In the second segment, we chat about Roma’s 4-0 win over Lazio. Is Jose Mourinho’s team…good? We talk about that too. Finally in segment three, we discuss the weekend’s FA Cup and Premier League matches, the Bundesliga, big stories from around MLS, and fire. Lots of fire. Sponsors! This show is brought to you by… Indochino! Get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more by using promo code “TSS” at Indochino.com! Athletic Greens! To get a free 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D and 5 free travel packs with your first purchase, head to athleticgreens.com/TOTAL! Babbel! When you purchase a 3-month Babbel subscription, you’ll get an additional 3 months for free. Just go to babble.com and use promo code “TSS”! LinkedIn! You can post your job for free at LinkedIn.com/TSS! BetterHelp! TSS listeners get 10% off their first month of online therapy at BetterHelp.com/TSS! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 21, 2022
Allocation Disorder: John Brooks’ absence, Dest’s injury, rotation, and more USMNT roster analysis! Plus, CCL, MLS’s upcoming TV deal, and more
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On this week’s episode of Allocation Disorder, Paul and Sam discuss the USMNT’s roster for their upcoming World Cup Qualifiers. Who’s in the squad? Why was John Brooks left out? What happens now that Sergiño Dest is dealing with a hamstring injury? Our hosts talk about those things and discuss how they would rotate the U.S.’s lineup for these WCQs. To close out the show, Paul and Sam recap MLS’s performance in the quarterfinal round of the Concacaf Champions League and provide a quick update on the league’s upcoming TV deal. Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... American Giant! Get 20% off your first order when you use promo code TSS at american-giant.com! Helix! You can get $200 off all mattress orders PLUS two free pillows at helixsleep.com/TSS! Omaze! Enter today for your chance to win $100k at Omaze.com/TSS! Plus, receive 20 extra entries when you ender code “TSS 20”. Roman! Go to getroman.com/TSS and, if you’re prescribed, get $15 off your first month of ED treatment.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 18, 2022
Champions League Review! Diego Simeone’s cult, Christian Pulisic scores, Ajax makes Joe sad, and much more
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The Champions League Round of 16 is in the books! On this episode, Taylor, Graham, and Joe dive into the latest batch of games (and talk about MLS’s latest failure in CCL). Below, you can find the full list of UEFA Champions League matches that we discussed: 1) Manchester United 0-1 Atletico Madrid, segment one 2) Ajax 0-1 Benfica, segment two 3) Lille 1-2 Chelsea, segment two 4) Juventus 0-3 Villarreal, segment three Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... American Giant! Get 20% off your first order when you use promo code TSS at american-giant.com! Helix! You can get $200 off all mattress orders PLUS two free pillows at helixsleep.com/TSS! Omaze! Enter today for your chance to win $100k at Omaze.com/TSS! Plus, receive 20 extra entries when you ender code “TSS 20”. Roman! Go to getroman.com/TSS and, if you’re prescribed, get $15 off your first month of ED treatment.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 17, 2022
Americans headed towards relegation, unconventional jersey numbers, Aston Villa’s turnaround, and more listener questions
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On this episode, Taylor, Graham, and Joe dive into a host of questions that you all provided! You can find the full list of questions that we tackled down below: 1) Which American spending next season in the 2. Bundesliga would be the least harmful to their career? 2) Is Harry Maguire really as bad as he’s looked this season? 3) Of the major soccer broadcasters in the U.S., whose coverage do you enjoy the most (and the least)? 4) What’s behind Aston Villa’s change in form? 5) Is there a game that prompted you to cry tears of joy or tears of sadness? 6) Why do La Liga teams have striped jerseys?  7) Why does Thomas Müller wear the number 25? And what’s with all the unconventional numbers around the world? Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... American Giant! Get 20% off your first order when you use promo code TSS at american-giant.com! Helix! You can get $200 off all mattress orders PLUS two free pillows at helixsleep.com/TSS! Omaze! Enter today for your chance to win $100k at Omaze.com/TSS! Plus, receive 20 extra entries when you ender code “TSS 20”. Roman! Go to getroman.com/TSS and, if you’re prescribed, get $15 off your first month of ED treatment.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 16, 2022
Americans in Action: We predict the next USMNT roster, do some deep-dive analysis on Acosta and Aaronson, and discuss possible World Cup qualification scenarios
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Taylor is joined by Graham and Joe, as they each go through their predicted USMNT roster for the final three games of World Cup qualification. We take lengthy looks at each position group, and determine who will be in (lots of people) and who will be out (not as many people). Plus, the best positions for Kellyn Acosta and Brenden Aaronson, the problem areas for the USMNT given injuries and absences, and the most important, non-USMNT games to keep an eye on when the final qualifying round begins! Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... American Giant! Get 20% off your first order when you use promo code TSS at american-giant.com! Helix! You can get $200 off all mattress orders PLUS two free pillows at helixsleep.com/TSS! Omaze! Enter today for your chance to win $100k at Omaze.com/TSS! Plus, receive 20 extra entries when you ender code “TSS 20”. Roman! Go to getroman.com/TSS and, if you’re prescribed, get $15 off your first month of ED treatment.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 15, 2022
Weekend Review! Ronaldo is good again, Chelsea’s sanctions, PSG fans boo Messi and Neymar, FC Cincinnati get a win, and much, much more
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It’s Weekend Review time! Ryan, Taylor, Graham, and Joe combine to discuss the soccer action from this past weekend. In the first segment, we analyze Manchester United’s 3-2 win over Tottenham. What went right for Manchester United? And just how close was this game? We talk about both of those things. In the second segment, we move on to a conversation about Chelsea’s sanctions and Jesse Marsch’s first win with Leeds. Finally, in a jam-packed third segment, we dive into a host of games from the Premier League, MLS, the Bundesliga, Serie A, La Liga, and much more. Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... American Giant! Get 20% off your first order when you use promo code TSS at american-giant.com! Helix! You can get $200 off all mattress orders PLUS two free pillows at helixsleep.com/TSS! Omaze! Enter today for your chance to win $100k at Omaze.com/TSS! Plus, receive 20 extra entries when you ender code “TSS 20”. Roman! Go to getroman.com/TSS and, if you’re prescribed, get $15 off your first month of ED treatment.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 14, 2022
Allocation Disorder: MLS teams are thriving in CCL? Plus, MLS’s poor TV ratings, the rise of intraleague transfers, and more
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On this week’s episode of Allocation Disorder, Paul and Sam dive into the latest set of Concacaf Champions League games. How are MLS teams doing? And what happens if an MLS team wins CCL for the first time? In the second segment, our hosts discuss MLS’s poor TV ratings. Sam provides some stats. Paul rants about it. It’s a good time. Finally, in the third segment, Paul and Sam discuss MLS’s intraleague transfer market, takeaways from the first two weeks of the season, and more. Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Artifact! Visit HeyArtifact.com and use our promo code to get $20 off your first order! Linkedin! Post your job for free at LinkedIn.com/TSS! Trade Coffee! Get $20 off your first three bags when you go to drinktrade.com/TSS!  Sunday! Get 20% off at checkout when you visit GetSunday.com/TSS20! Better Help! Listeners can get 10% off their first month at BetterHelp.com/TSS! Athletic Greens! Visit athleticgreens.com/TSS to get a free one year supply of Vitamin D and five travel packs with your first purchase! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 11, 2022
Champions League Review! Big Benz sends PSG packing, Bayern score a touchdown against Salzburg, Liverpool and City get the job done, and more
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The Champions League Round of 16 rolls on! On this episode, Taylor, Ryan, Graham, and Joe discuss the latest action (and give a quick update on the Chelsea/Roman Abramovich situation) Below, you can find the full list of games that we discussed: 1) Liverpool 0-1 Inter Milan, segment one 2) Bayern 7-1 Salzburg, segment two 3) Manchester City 0-0 Sporting, segment two 4) Real Madrid 3-1 PSG, segment three All that plus a quick CCL recap at the end of the show! Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Artifact! Visit HeyArtifact.com and use our promo code to get $20 off your first order! Linkedin! Post your job for free at LinkedIn.com/TSS! Trade Coffee! Get $20 off your first three bags when you go to drinktrade.com/TSS!  Sunday! Get 20% off at checkout when you visit GetSunday.com/TSS20! Better Help! Listeners can get 10% off their first month at BetterHelp.com/TSS! Athletic Greens! Visit athleticgreens.com/TSS to get a free one year supply of Vitamin D and five travel packs with your first purchase! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 10, 2022
Listener Questions! The USMNT with a new star, the history of shirt swapping & the worst-ever individual performances!
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It's Listener Question time, baby! Ryan, Joe and Graham are on hand to field your queries... When did the shirt swap tradition start? If national teams could make player trades, what trade(s) could be made between two national teams that would be an instant "win-win" for those teams? What is the purpose of having a team captain? How would the USMNT team look and play if Trent Alexander-Arnold had accepted a call-up for US and not England? Was Meikayla Moore’s “perfect hat-trick” of own goals the unluckiest individual performance in soccer history? If you were to move, where in the world would you like to live purely based on the soccer teams and soccer culture? Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Artifact! Visit HeyArtifact.com and use our promo code to get $20 off your first order! Linkedin! Post your job for free at LinkedIn.com/TSS! Trade Coffee! Get $20 off your first three bags when you go to drinktrade.com/TSS!  Sunday! Get 20% off at checkout when you visit GetSunday.com/TSS20! Better Help! Listeners can get 10% off their first month at BetterHelp.com/TSS! Athletic Greens! Visit athleticgreens.com/TSS to get a free one year supply of Vitamin D and five travel packs with your first purchase! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 09, 2022
USMNT player pool analysis: Jesús Ferriera, Tim Weah, Gaga Slonina, Sergiño Dest, and Luca de la Torre
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It’s USMNT player pool analysis time! Taylor, Joe, and Graham dive into five players in the U.S. pool to discuss what they’re good at, what they’re not so good at, and what they bring to the national team. You can find the full list of players that we discussed down below: 1) Sergiño Dest, first segment 2) Tim(o) Weah, second segment 3) Jesús Ferreira, second segment 4) Luca de la Torre, third segment 5) Gaga Slonina, third segment Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Artifact! Visit HeyArtifact.com and use our promo code to get $20 off your first order! Linkedin! Post your job for free at LinkedIn.com/TSS! Trade Coffee! Get $20 off your first three bags when you go to drinktrade.com/TSS!  Sunday! Get 20% off at checkout when you visit GetSunday.com/TSS20! Better Help! Listeners can get 10% off their first month at BetterHelp.com/TSS! Athletic Greens! Visit athleticgreens.com/TSS to get a free one year supply of Vitamin D and five travel packs with your first purchase! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 08, 2022
Weekend Review! Manchester is blue, Jesse Marsch makes his Leeds debut, Milan win thanks to Giroud!
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Ryan, Taylor, Graham and Joe are here to look back upon a weekend where Manchester City humbled their crosstown neighbors in the derby, where Milan prevented Napoli from climbing atop the pile in Serie A, and where Charlotte FC played their inaugural home game in front of a record-breaking crowd! Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Linkedin! Post your job for free at LinkedIn.com/TSS! Trade Coffee! Get $20 off your first three bags when you go to drinktrade.com/TSS!  Sunday! Get 20% off at checkout when you visit GetSunday.com/TSS20! Better Help! Listeners can get 10% off their first month at BetterHelp.com/TSS! Athletic Greens! Visit athleticgreens.com/TSS to get a free one year supply of Vitamin D and five travel packs with your first purchase! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 07, 2022
Allocation Disorder: Inside a mammoth survey of soccer executives from around MLS
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On this week’s episode of Allocation Disorder, Paul and Sam break down their most recent story for The Athletic. The piece, titled “MLS anonymous team executive survey: Best and worst teams, owners, rules, underrated players and cheating around the league”, provides some phenomenal insight into the minds of decision-makers from across MLS.  What do GMs have to say about cheating in MLS? Do they think MLS’s roster rules make sense? Which MLS player do folks think is the most under-rated? All that, plus Sam’s love for the word stakeholders, Hector Herrera’s move to the Houston Dynamo, and so, so, so much more. Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Babbel! Go to babbel.com and use code TSS when you purchase a 3-month Babbel subscription to get an additional 3 months for free! Athletic Greens! Visit athleticgreens.com/TSS to get a free one year supply of Vitamin D and five travel packs with your first purchase! Edmunds! Visit edmunds.com and click on Edmunds Best Car Rankings to research and compare vehicles! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 04, 2022
Will the Berhalter Project run through 2026, do managers target individual matchups, why doesn’t UEFA stagger Champions League start times, and more listener questions
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The whole gang is here to answer your questions! From staging a fictional round-robin tournament to choosing one commentator to narrate our lives, there was plenty to get to on this episode. You can find the full list of questions down below: 1) If we had to pick one football commentator to narrate your life, who would we choose? 2) How much do soccer managers and analysts think about one-on-one matchups? 3) If we were appointed national team managers of our respective countries, but could only draw eligible players from our domestic leagues, whose team would win a round-robin tournament? 4) Is it reasonable to think that the Gregg Berhalter project runs through 2026? 5) Why doesn't UEFA stagger the start times of Champions League knockout games? 6) Other than the usual coaching and punditry, what lines of work do top level professionals end up in after their careers? 7) What’s the story behind the old-school ball in the TSS logo? Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Babbel! Go to babbel.com and use code TSS when you purchase a 3-month Babbel subscription to get an additional 3 months for free! Athletic Greens! Visit athleticgreens.com/TSS to get a free one year supply of Vitamin D and five travel packs with your first purchase! Edmunds! Visit edmunds.com and click on Edmunds Best Car Rankings to research and compare vehicles! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 03, 2022
The return of The Cooligans! Discussing their trip to Goodison Park, comedy in a post-pandemic world, and why the English need to learn to make decent coffee
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It's the return of our old pals! Alexis and Christian (THE COOOLIGAAAAAAANS!!!) make their return to discuss their recent documentary cataloguing their trip to Goodison Park for The Cooligans Derby (Everton v Arsenal). We also talk comedy, their guerrilla warfare approach to podcasting, and much much more! If you'd like to support The Cooligans, you can head here If you'd like to see the many irons The Cooligans currently have in the fire, click here Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Babbel! Go to babbel.com and use code TSS when you purchase a 3-month Babbel subscription to get an additional 3 months for free! Athletic Greens! Visit athleticgreens.com/TSS to get a free one year supply of Vitamin D and five travel packs with your first purchase! Edmunds! Visit edmunds.com and click on Edmunds Best Car Rankings to research and compare vehicles! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 02, 2022
Americans in Action: 9 USMNT-eligible players to keep an eye on this MLS season
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Taylor is joined by Graham and Joe to discuss the latest news when it comes to Americans and Soccer (Marsch to Leeds confirmed, Brooks leaving Wolfsburg) before moving on to the main topic of the day: which USMNT-eligible players should you be watching during the 2022 MLS season. If you want to be surprised by the discussion, stop reading now. Otherwise, here's the list of names we spent some time with today: 1) Paxton Pomykal (Dallas) 2) John Tolkin (NYRB) 3) Matko Miljevic (Montreal) 4) Miguel Berry (Columbus) 5) Paxten Aaronsen (Philly) 6) Jesus Ferreira (Dallas) 7) Brian White (Vancouver) 8) Moses Nyeman (DC) 9) Gabriel Slonina (Chicago) Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Babbel! Go to babbel.com and use code TSS when you purchase a 3-month Babbel subscription to get an additional 3 months for free! Athletic Greens! Visit athleticgreens.com/TSS to get a free one year supply of Vitamin D and five travel packs with your first purchase! Edmunds! Visit edmunds.com and click on Edmunds Best Car Rankings to research and compare vehicles! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 01, 2022
Weekend Review! MLS is back with a bang, chaos in the Carabao Cup Final, Jesse Marsch is reportedly headed to Leeds, and much more
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On this Monday’s Weekend Review, Taylor, Ryan (he's back!), Graham, and Joe dive into the action (and the top stories) from the weekend. Up first, we discuss how the soccer world is reacting to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine (with more on that at the start of the third segment). After the opening, we chat about Carlos Vela’s hat trick, Charlotte FC’s debut, and much more from MLS’s opening weekend. In the second segment, it’s on to Liverpool’s chaotic win over Chelsea in the Carabao Cup final and the merits of Tuchel’s “Kepa Decision”. Finally in segment three, we talk Jesse Marsch to Leeds and round up the weekend’s European action.  Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Babbel! Go to babbel.com and use code TSS when you purchase a 3-month Babbel subscription to get an additional 3 months for free! Athletic Greens! Visit athleticgreens.com/TSS to get a free one year supply of Vitamin D and five travel packs with your first purchase! Edmunds! Visit edmunds.com and click on Edmunds Best Car Rankings to research and compare vehicles! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 28, 2022
Allocation Disorder: Mega MLS season preview! Predicting the Supporters’ Shield winner, MVP, Golden Boot, next steps for the league, and much more
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On this week’s edition of Allocation Disorder, Sam and Paul preview the 2022 MLS season, which starts on Saturday, February 26th! What is the next step for the league? Which teams had the best (and worst) offseasons? Which offseason moves do our hosts like the most? And in the final segment, Paul and Sam make their predictions for the season, including the Supporters’ Shield, league MVP, Newcomer of the Year, and a bunch of others. Sponsors! Today’s show is brought to you by… Indochino! Get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more by using promo code TSS at indochino.com! Athletic Greens! Visit athleticgreens.com/TOTAL to get a free one year supply of Vitamin D and five free travel packs with your first purchase. Stance Socks! Use promo code TSS at stance.com to get 15% off your first purchase! Edmunds! Head on over to edmunds.com to make your next car shopping experience easy! BetterHelp! Get 10% off your first month by visiting betterhelp.com/TSS! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 25, 2022
Champions League Review! Rangnick is baffled at his Manchester United team, McKennie’s injury, Ajax continue to thrill, and much more
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It’s another Champions League review show! On this episode, Taylor, Graham, and Joe chat about four more games from the Round of 16. Below, you can find the full list of games that we discussed: 1) Chelsea 2-0 Lille, segment one 2) Villarreal 1-1 Juventus, segment two 3) Atletico Madrid 1-1 Manchester United, segment three 4) Benfica 2-2 Ajax, segment three Sponsors! Today’s show is brought to you by… Indochino! Get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more by using promo code TSS at indochino.com! Athletic Greens! Visit athleticgreens.com/TOTAL to get a free one year supply of Vitamin D and five free travel packs with your first purchase. Stance Socks! Use promo code TSS at stance.com to get 15% off your first purchase! Edmunds! Head on over to edmunds.com to make your next car shopping experience easy! BetterHelp! Get 10% off your first month by visiting betterhelp.com/TSS! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 24, 2022
MLS Western Conference Preview and Predictions: tough times in Texas, Nashville goes west, changes in LA, and a stacked Seattle team should go far
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Part II of our 2022 MLS regular season preview is here! On yesterday's show, we previewed the Eastern Conference. Today, we're spending an hour-and-a-half out West! Graham, Joe, and Taylor take a look at every team in the conference, discussing new managers, the most important transfers, expected tactics, and much much more! We also give some specific predictions for each team, and there's even a toy elephant named Drogba that keeps everything running smoothly. In the first segment, we discuss Austin, Colorado, Dallas, Houston, and the LA Galaxy. In the second segment, we take a look at LAFC, Minnesota, Nashville, Portland, and RSL. Finally, in the third segment, we analyze the San Jose, Seattle, Sporting KC, and Vancouver. Sponsors! Today’s show is brought to you by… Indochino! Get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more by using promo code TSS at indochino.com! Athletic Greens! Visit athleticgreens.com/tss to get a free one year supply of Vitamin D and five free travel packs with your first purchase. Stance Socks! Use promo code TSS at stance.com to get 15% off your first purchase! Edmunds! Head on over to edmunds.com to make your next car shopping experience easy! BetterHelp! Get 10% off your first month by visiting betterhelp.com/TSS! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 23, 2022
MLS Eastern Conference Preview and Predictions: Atlanta United’s dribblers, Shaqiri headlines the Fire’s rebuild, trophy contenders, and more
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The 2022 MLS regular season starts this weekend! To help get you ready for the season, we’re dropping a two-part MLS preview over the next two days. Up first: our Eastern Conference preview and predictions show. On this episode, Taylor, Graham, and Joe dive into all 14 teams in the East and talk about their offseason moves, tactics, key players, and much more. In the first segment, we discuss Atlanta United, Charlotte FC, the Chicago Fire, FC Cincinnati, and the Columbus Crew.  In the second segment, we get to D.C. United, Inter Miami, CF Montreal, the New England Revolution, and NYCFC.  Finally, in the third segment, we analyze the New York Red Bulls, Orlando City, the Philadelphia Union, and Toronto FC.  Sponsors! Today’s show is brought to you by… Indochino! Get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more by using promo code TSS at indochino.com! Athletic Greens! Visit athleticgreens.com/tss to get a free one year supply of Vitamin D and five free travel packs with your first purchase. Stance Socks! Use promo code TSS at stance.com to get 15% off your first purchase! Edmunds! Head on over to edmunds.com to make your next car shopping experience easy! BetterHelp! Get 10% off your first month by visiting betterhelp.com/TSS! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 22, 2022
Weekend Review! The USWNT’s big win, an all-timer at the Etihad, Gio Reyna's injury, and much more
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It’s Weekend Review time! On this episode, Taylor, Graham, and Joe recap the action from this past weekend. In the first segment, we talk Premier League and analyze Tottenham’s big win over Manchester City. Then in the second segment, we talk Bundesliga and Dortmund’s 6(!)-0 over Monchengladbach. Finally, in segment three, we discuss La Liga and the USWNT’s dominant performance over New Zealand in the SheBelieves Cup. Sponsors! Today’s show is brought to you by… Indochino! Get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more by using promo code TSS at indochino.com! Athletic Greens! Visit athleticgreens.com/TOTAL to get a free one year supply of Vitamin D and five free travel packs with your first purchase. Stance Socks! Use promo code TSS at stance.com to get 15% off your first purchase! Edmunds! Head on over to edmunds.com to make your next car shopping experience easy! BetterHelp! Get 10% off your first month by visiting betterhelp.com/TSS! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 21, 2022
Bundesliga catch-up w/ Manuel Veth: could playoffs soon be a thing in the Bundesliga? Plus, Dortmund's defensive issues, Americans in the relegation battle, and much much more!
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Our old pal Manuel Veth is back to discuss... a lot lot lot of things. We get into the potential for playoffs in the Bundesliga and why some people are in favor (hint: it's because no one can beat Bayern), and then also spend some time with: 1) Why the Salzburg draw wasn't THAT big of a surprise for Bayern 2) The situation that led to Sule jumping ship for Dortmund 3) Why the picture at Leipzig is rosier than it's been in a while 4) Why that isn't quite the case for Dortmund 5) Wolfsburg's sale of Wout Weghorst and why it might not be such a major loss 6) How George Bello's move to Bielefeld is another sign that that club is making really smart moves 7) The (sadly) several Americans that could find themselves in a relegation battle 8) Why Joe Scally should be getting more phone calls from Gregg Berhalter ... and there's still more after that! Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... DIRECTV! DIRECTV STREAM brings your live TV and on demand favorites together like never before. Head to directv.com to learn more! American Giant! Get 20% off when you use code 'TSS' at checkout at American-Giant.com! LinkedIn! Post your job for free at LinkedIn.com/TSS! Roman! Go to getroman.com/TSS today, and if you’re prescribed, get $15 off your first month of ED treatment! Trade Coffee! Trade Coffee is offering $20 off your first three bags at drinktrade.com/TSS!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 18, 2022
Champions League Review! Mbappe dazzles, Liverpool and Inter go end-to-end, Salzburg test Bayern, City dominate, and more
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The Champions League is back! On this episode, Taylor, Ryan, Graham, and Joe chat about the first four games of the Round of 16. Plus, at the end we dive into some of the recent CCL action! Below, you can find the full list of games that we discussed: 1) PSG 1-0 Real Madrid, segment one 2) Sporting 0-5 Manchester City, segment two 3) Inter Milan 0-2 Liverpool, segment three 4) RB Salzburg 1-1 Bayern Munich, segment three Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... DIRECTV! DIRECTV STREAM brings your live TV and on demand favorites together like never before. Head to directv.com to learn more! American Giant! Get 20% off when you use code 'TSS' at checkout at American-Giant.com! LinkedIn! Post your job for free at LinkedIn.com/TSS! Roman! Go to getroman.com/TSS today, and if you’re prescribed, get $15 off your first month of ED treatment! Trade Coffee! Trade Coffee is offering $20 off your first three bags at drinktrade.com/TSS!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 17, 2022
Listener Questions! USMNT free kick takers, Super Bowl inspo & the coaches who didn't play!
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Ryan, Taylor, Graham and Joe have convened to answer your listener questions! From glimmers of hope in the Premier League relegation battle, to 'Gordie Howe hat-tricks,' and everything in between, we've got your queries covered! Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... DIRECTV! DIRECTV STREAM brings your live TV and on demand favorites together like never before. Head to directv.com to learn more! American Giant! Get 20% off when you use code 'TSS' at checkout at American-Giant.com! LinkedIn! Post your job for free at LinkedIn.com/TSS! Roman! Go to getroman.com/TSS today, and if you’re prescribed, get $15 off your first month of ED treatment! Trade Coffee! Trade Coffee is offering $20 off your first three bags at drinktrade.com/TSS!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 16, 2022
USMNT player pool analysis: Reyna, Steffen, Paredes, Zimmerman, and Miles Robinson
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We're back with another USMNT player pool analysis episode! On this one, Taylor, Graham, and Joe sink their teeth into a handful of USMNT-ers to determine their strengths and weaknesses. You can find the full list of players that we discussed down below. 1) Miles Robinson, first segment 2) Walker Zimmerman, second segment 3) Kevin Paredes, second segment 4) Zack Steffen, third segment 5) Gio Reyna, third segment Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... DIRECTV! DIRECTV STREAM brings your live TV and on demand favorites together like never before. Head to directv.com to learn more! American Giant! Get 20% off when you use code 'TSS' at checkout at American-Giant.com! LinkedIn! Post your job for free at LinkedIn.com/TSS! Roman! Go to getroman.com/TSS today, and if you’re prescribed, get $15 off your first month of ED treatment! Trade Coffee! Trade Coffee is offering $20 off your first three bags at drinktrade.com/TSS!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 15, 2022
Weekend Review: Chelsea become world champions, Bayern falter and the Serie A title race intensifies!
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Ryan, Taylor and Graham review a weekend in which Chelsea were crowned world champions, the Serie A title race remained poised, Bayern Munich suffered a shock defeat and Ajax scored their zillionth goal of the season! Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... DIRECTV! DIRECTV STREAM brings your live TV and on demand favorites together like never before. Head to directv.com to learn more! American Giant! Get 20% off when you use code 'TSS' at checkout at American-Giant.com! LinkedIn! Post your job for free at LinkedIn.com/TSS! Roman! Go to getroman.com/TSS today, and if you’re prescribed, get $15 off your first month of ED treatment! Trade Coffee! Trade Coffee is offering $20 off your first three bags at drinktrade.com/TSS!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 14, 2022
Allocation Disorder: Portland terminate Andy Polo’s contract, MLS’s record winter transfer window, Shaqiri to the Fire, concerns for Charlotte, and much more
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On this week’s episode of Allocation Disorder, Sam and Paul discuss a handful of topics from around the MLS landscape. In the first segment, they dive into the latest details on the Portland Timbers/Andy Polo situation. Later in the show, Sam and Paul move on to a discussion of MLS’s record winter transfer window, Shaqiri’s move to the Chicago Fire, Miguel Angel Ramirez’s thoughts on his own roster in Charlotte, and the Red Bulls' insanely MLS Caden Clark loan. All that - and more - on the show. Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... BetterHelp! Join over 1 million people who have taken charge of their mental health by going to betterhelp.com/TSS and get 10% off your first month. DIRECTV! DIRECTV STREAM brings your live TV and on demand favorites together like never before. Head to directv.com to learn more! Athletic Greens! Visit athleticgreens.com/TSS to get a free one year supply of Vitamin D and five travel packs with your first purchase! Omaze! Win $100k and other life-changing prizes and experiences at omaze.com/TSS! Babbel! Go to babbel.com and use code TSS when you purchase a 3-month Babbel subscription to get an additional 3 months for free! Helix Sleep! Helix is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders AND two free pillows at HelixSleep.com/TSS! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 11, 2022
Steph Yang discusses the USWNT's SheBelieves Cup roster, the start of the NWSL season, and the roster builds of the league's newest teams
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The Athletic's Steph Yang is back on the show to discuss the USWNT's SheBelieves Cup roster. Lots of familiar faces missing (for various reasons), so what can we expect from the newbies? How will the time line up, what can we expect from their opponents, and who is best positioned to have a big tournament? Plus, ahead of the NWSL season (still waiting on that roster), we take a look at the team's new teams, the clubs undergoing major changes, and Steph's expectations for the 2022 Challenge Cup. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 11, 2022
Champions League Round of 16 Preview! PSG and Real Madrid’s heavyweight clash, Ajax could go far, hipster matchups, and much more
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The Champions League is nearly back! On this episode, our four hosts preview every matchup in the Round of 16 - which starts next week! In the first segment, we discuss PSG vs. Real Madrid and Sporting vs. Manchester City. In segment two, it’s on to Inter vs. Liverpool and RB Salzburg vs. Bayern Munich. Finally, in the third segment we preview Chelsea vs. Lille, Villarreal vs. Juventus, Benfica vs. Ajax, and Atletico Madrid vs. Manchester United.  All that, plus our pitch to get rid of extra time, Joe actually making some predictions, and much, much more. Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... BetterHelp! Join over 1 million people who have taken charge of their mental health by going to betterhelp.com/TSS and get 10% off your first month. DIRECTV! DIRECTV STREAM brings your live TV and on demand favorites together like never before. Head to directv.com to learn more! Athletic Greens! Visit athleticgreens.com/TSS to get a free one year supply of Vitamin D and five travel packs with your first purchase! Omaze! Win $100k and other life-changing prizes and experiences at omaze.com/TSS! Babbel! Go to babbel.com and use code TSS when you purchase a 3-month Babbel subscription to get an additional 3 months for free! Helix Sleep! Helix is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders AND two free pillows at HelixSleep.com/TSS! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 10, 2022
Is Thomas Muller underrated, what are the benefits of relegation, why are there so few pro teams in Southern Italy, and many more listener questions!
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On today's episode, your four co-hosts tackle a whole bunch of listener questions, including... 1) What soccer hybrid sport would the USMNT have the best chance of winning at the respective world cup? Footgolf, kickball, etc 2) Ryan listened to "Three Lions" before every England game last summer, and that begs the question: during USMNT World Cup Qualifying, what would your pre-game song be? 3) What are the benefits to having relegation as part of the soccer ecosystem? 4) Is Thomas Muller the most underrated player of his generation? 5) Why are there so few Serie A teams in Southern Italy? Are there any other regions in Europe with very little top flight soccer? 6) Which member of the Concacaf Caribbean Football Union would make the USMNT if they were annexed by, I assume, US Soccer? 7) What shirt sponsors have aesthetically ruined the kit they sponsor? 8) Graham's recommendations for how to enjoy a match (and overall holiday) in Scotland. Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... BetterHelp! Join over 1 million people who have taken charge of their mental health by going to betterhelp.com/TSS and get 10% off your first month. DIRECTV! DIRECTV STREAM brings your live TV and on demand favorites together like never before. Head to directv.com to learn more! Athletic Greens! Visit athleticgreens.com/TSS to get a free one year supply of Vitamin D and five travel packs with your first purchase! Omaze! Win $100k and other life-changing prizes and experiences at omaze.com/TSS! Babbel! Go to babbel.com and use code TSS when you purchase a 3-month Babbel subscription to get an additional 3 months for free! Helix Sleep! Helix is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders AND two free pillows at HelixSleep.com/TSS! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 09, 2022
USMNT player pool analysis: Musah, Zardes, Pulisic, Sargent, Robinson, and Adams
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With another set of World Cup Qualifiers in the books for the U.S., Taylor, Graham, and Joe combine to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of various players in the USMNT pool.  In the first segment, we analyze Josh Sargent and Gyasi Zardes. What’s holding Sargent back from scoring more goals? And does Zardes fit in the USMNT’s 4-3-3 shape? In the second segment, we discuss Christian Pulisic and Antonee Robinson. How do we tell when Pulisic is back in form? And what needs to improve in Robinson’s game? Finally, in segment three, we dive into Yunus Musah and Tyler Adams. How does Musah take his game to the next level? And can Tyler Adams be more purposeful with his passing? All that - and more - on the show.  Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... BetterHelp! Join over 1 million people who have taken charge of their mental health by going to betterhelp.com/TSS and get 10% off your first month. DIRECTV! DIRECTV STREAM brings your live TV and on demand favorites together like never before. Head to directv.com to learn more! Athletic Greens! Visit athleticgreens.com/TSS to get a free one year supply of Vitamin D and five travel packs with your first purchase! Omaze! Win $100k and other life-changing prizes and experiences at omaze.com/TSS! Babbel! Go to babbel.com and use code TSS when you purchase a 3-month Babbel subscription to get an additional 3 months for free! Helix Sleep! Helix is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders AND two free pillows at HelixSleep.com/TSS! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 08, 2022
Weekend Review! Senegal take AFCON glory, Milan heat up the title race, and Barcelona are (sort of) back!
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Ryan, Taylor, Graham and Joe are here to look back on an action-packed weekend! Senegal are your African champions after a slightly underwhelming final in Cameroon, there's a hot title race in Italy following the Derby Della Madonnina, Bayern Munich opened up a comfortable lead in the Bundesliga at the expense of RB Leipzig, and Barcelona are back! Kind of! Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... DIRECTV! DIRECTV STREAM brings your live TV and on demand favorites together like never before. Head to directv.com to learn more! Athletic Greens! Visit athleticgreens.com/TSS to get a free one year supply of Vitamin D and five travel packs with your first purchase! Omaze! Win $100k and other life-changing prizes and experiences at omaze.com/TSS! Babbel! Go to babbel.com and use code TSS when you purchase a 3-month Babbel subscription to get an additional 3 months for free! Helix Sleep! Helix is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders AND two free pillows at HelixSleep.com/TSS! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 07, 2022
Allocation Disorder: "Luca de la Torre has been good tonight" and other in-depth takes from USA-Honduras
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Paul and Sam are up late to discuss the USA's 3-0 win over Honduras in World Cup Qualification... and also defrost a little bit. What can we take away from this game, how much do we know about this USMNT, which players have helped or harmed their status with the team, and much much more! Sponsors! Today’s show is brought to you by… DIRECTV! DIRECTV STREAM brings your live TV and on demand favorites together like never before. Head to directv.com to learn more! Athletic Greens! Visit athleticgreens.com/TSS to get a free one year supply of Vitamin D and five travel packs with your first purchase! Artifact! Head on over to heyartifact.com and enter code TSS to save $20 on your first Artifact! Babbel! Go to babbel.com and use code TSS when you purchase a 3-month Babbel subscription to get an additional 3 months for free! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 03, 2022
USMNT vs. Honduras deep-dive review: Freezing weather, tweaks in central midfield, a new starting XI, and much, much more
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Another day, another World Cup Qualifier for the USMNT! On this episode, Taylor and Joe break down the U.S.'s latest qualifier against Honduras. How much did the weather impact the game? What did we make of Gregg Berhalter's lineup? And who impressed on the field? All that - and much, much more - on the show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 03, 2022
January transfer window review: Barcelona and Newcastle's smart business, Spurs and Arsenal clear house & US players invade Europe!
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Ryan is joined by Graham and Taylor to look back at some of the best and worst business done in the January transfer window! We start off with Barcelona somehow bringing in loads of talent on a limited budget, and then take a look at Newcastle (who sort of did the opposite). Plus, clear-outs at Arsenal, Manchester United and Spurs, smart signings for Liverpool, Villa and City, and roughly 274 Americans were on the move: which ones will have the biggest impact? All that plus Rangers, Juventus and Bournemouth (obviously). Sponsors! Today’s show is brought to you by… DIRECTV! DIRECTV STREAM brings your live TV and on demand favorites together like never before. Head to directv.com to learn more! Athletic Greens! Visit athleticgreens.com/TSS to get a free one year supply of Vitamin D and five travel packs with your first purchase! Artifact! Head on over to heyartifact.com and enter code TSS to save $20 on your first Artifact! Babbel! Go to babbel.com and use code TSS when you purchase a 3-month Babbel subscription to get an additional 3 months for free! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 02, 2022
AFCON Quarterfinals: Senegal and Cameroon look dominant, Salah and Mane remain prominent
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Ryan Bailey and Graham Ruthven are here to discuss the Africa Cup of Nations quarterfinals, which gave us great performances from Mo Salah and Sadio Mane, a very playful referee, and a few teams who appear poised to go the distance in Cameroon! Sponsors! Today’s show is brought to you by… DIRECTV! DIRECTV STREAM brings your live TV and on demand favorites together like never before. Head to directv.com to learn more! Athletic Greens! Visit athleticgreens.com/TSS to get a free one year supply of Vitamin D and five travel packs with your first purchase! Artifact! Head on over to heyartifact.com and enter code TSS to save $20 on your first Artifact! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 31, 2022
Allocation Disorder: Personality differences between Canada and the USMNT, World Cup qualification scenarios, and much more
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It’s a special mid-week edition of Allocation Disorder! After covering the game at Tim Horton’s Field, Sam, Paul, and Josh Kloke share their thoughts on Canada’s 2-0 win over the USMNT. Is it time for Canada to pack their bags for Qatar? What was missing for the U.S. on Sunday? All that - and much, much more - on the show. Sponsors! Today’s show is brought to you by… DIRECTV! DIRECTV STREAM brings your live TV and on demand favorites together like never before. Head to directv.com to learn more! Athletic Greens! Visit athleticgreens.com/TSS to get a free one year supply of Vitamin D and five travel packs with your first purchase! Artifact! Head on over to heyartifact.com and enter code TSS to save $20 on your first Artifact! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 31, 2022
What went wrong for the USMNT against Canada? And what needs to change against Honduras
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Well, that was a game. On this episode, Taylor and Joe dive into the USMNT's 2-0 loss away to Canada in World Cup Qualifying. What went wrong for the U.S.? What was behind their attacking struggles? And what needs to change ahead of Wednesday's game against Honduras? All that - and much more - on the show. Sponsors! Today’s show is brought to you by… DIRECTV! DIRECTV STREAM brings your live TV and on demand favorites together like never before. Head to directv.com to learn more! Athletic Greens! Visit athleticgreens.com/TSS to get a free one year supply of Vitamin D and five travel packs with your first purchase! Artifact! Head on over to heyartifact.com and enter code TSS to save $20 on your first Artifact! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 31, 2022
Allocation Disorder: From Columbus, Paul and Sam discuss the USMNT’s World Cup Qualifier against El Salvador and look ahead to Canada
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Paul is back! On this episode of Allocation Disorder, Paul and Sam dive into the USMNT’s latest World Cup Qualifier, Thursday’s home game against El Salvador. They were both at the stadium in Columbus, so what did they make of the game? Which players stood out? Plus, what should the U.S. expect against Canada on Sunday? Paul and Sam get to all that - and more - on the show. Sponsors! Today’s show is brought to you by… DIRECTV! DIRECTV STREAM brings your live TV and on demand favorites together like never before. Head to directv.com to learn more! Edmunds! Visit Edmunds.com and click on Edmunds Best Car Rankings to research and compare vehicles. Indochino! Get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more by using code TSS at Indochino.com. Trade Coffee! To get started, take their quiz at drinktrade.com/TSS and get $20 off your first three bags. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 28, 2022
USMNT vs. El Salvador deep-dive review: Tim Weah’s importance, Christian Pulisic’s struggles, analyzing the U.S.'s tactics, and so much more from the USMNT's latest World Cup Qualifier
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After watching (and re-watching) the USMNT’s World Cup Qualifier against El Salvador, Taylor and Joe are here with their full, deep-dive review. What did we make of Gregg Berhalter’s lineup and his decision to start Jesus Ferreira up top? What did the USMNT do well? And what did they struggle with? All that - and so much more - on the show.  Also! We’ll be doing live pregame and postgame video shows for the USMNT’s game against Canada on Sunday in the Bleacher Report app. Download the B/R app and come watch us on Sunday! Sponsors! Today’s show is brought to you by… DIRECTV! DIRECTV STREAM brings your live TV and on demand favorites together like never before. Head to directv.com to learn more! Edmunds! Visit Edmunds.com and click on Edmunds Best Car Rankings to research and compare vehicles. Indochino! Get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more by using code TSS at Indochino.com. Trade Coffee! To get started, take their quiz at drinktrade.com/TSS and get $20 off your first three bags. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 28, 2022
AFCON Round of 16 Review: Salah takes the 'Ronaldo' penalty, Mane leads the Lions & tragedy in Yaoundé
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Ryan Bailey and Graham Ruthven look back on the Africa Cup of Nations Round of 16—a slate of games that was overshadowed by tragedy, but which provided underdog wins, plenty of shootouts and no shortage refereeing controversies. Sponsors! Today’s show is brought to you by… DIRECTV! DIRECTV STREAM brings your live TV and on demand favorites together like never before. Head to directv.com to learn more! Edmunds! Visit Edmunds.com and click on Edmunds Best Car Rankings to research and compare vehicles. Indochino! Get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more by using code TSS at Indochino.com. Trade Coffee! To get started, take their quiz at drinktrade.com/TSS and get $20 off your first three bags. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 27, 2022
USMNT World Cup Qualifying talk! Our analysis of Berhalter’s roster, building our preferred U.S. starting XI, what on earth should we expect from Canada, and much more
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It’s almost World Cup Qualifying time for the USMNT! On this episode, Taylor, Joe, and Graham dive into the U.S.’s latest roster, preview their upcoming opponents (El Salvador, Canada, and Honduras), build their preferred starting eleven, and much more.  Sponsors! Today’s show is brought to you by… DIRECTV! DIRECTV STREAM brings your live TV and on demand favorites together like never before. Head to directv.com to learn more! Edmunds! Visit Edmunds.com and click on Edmunds Best Car Rankings to research and compare vehicles. Indochino! Get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more by using code TSS at Indochino.com. Trade Coffee! To get started, take their quiz at drinktrade.com/TSS and get $20 off your first three bags. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 25, 2022
Weekend Review: AFCON updates, a convincing win for Chelsea, an unconvincing result for Juventus, a definitively Atletico performance from Atletico, and Graham lays down his in-stadium food laws
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Ryan is joined by Graham and Taylor to discuss all the biggest results from this past weekend. Up first, we go deep on the Premier League, with particular attention going to Chelsea's 2-0 win over Tottenham, which featured tactical adjustments for both teams, an incredible goal from Ziyech, and a thankless performance from Harry Kane. After that, it's a Continental Round-Up, featuring a what-could-have-been draw between Milan and Juventus, a hard-fought win for Atletico, and a non-aggression pact between Real Madrid and Barcelona. And finally, we discuss the first two knockout round AFCON games. Congrats to Tunisia and Burkina-Faso, and thanks to the latter for an opportunity to diagram some penalties! Sponsors! Today’s show is brought to you by… DIRECTV! DIRECTV STREAM brings your live TV and on demand favorites together like never before. Head to directv.com to learn more! Edmunds! Visit Edmunds.com and click on Edmunds Best Car Rankings to research and compare vehicles. Indochino! Get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more by using code TSS at Indochino.com. Trade Coffee! To get started, take their quiz at drinktrade.com/TSS and get $20 off your first three bags. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 24, 2022
Allocation Disorder: Leeds' offer for Brenden Aaronson, Paul Arriola’s reported move to FC Dallas, ways to improve MLS, and much more w/Bobby Warshaw
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On this week’s episode of Allocation Disorder, Bobby Warshaw joins Sam to talk MLS, Gregg Berhalter, and much more! In the first segment, Sam and Bobby discuss Paul Arriola’s reported move to FC Dallas. What does this move mean for Arriola? And what does it mean for his USMNT prospects? In the second segment, they analyze ways to improve MLS and Leeds United’s interest in Brenden Aaronson. Finally, in the third segment, Bobby and Sam talk tools of the trade. How exhausting is breaking news for Sam? And for Bobby, what is it like recording the U.S. Soccer Podcast with Gregg Berhalter? All that - and more - on the show. Sponsors! Today’s show is brought to you by… DIRECTV! DIRECTV STREAM brings your live TV and on demand favorites together like never before. Head to directv.com to learn more! MyFitnessPal! Head to myfitnesspal.com and use code TSS to get three months free! American Giant! Get 20% off American Giant’s collection of durable essentials when you use code TSS at american-giant.com! Stance! You can get 15% off your first purchase when you use code TSS at stance.com! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 21, 2022
Lamela's rabona and the best goals of 2021, Rafa Benitez’s downfall, VSPs for our national teams, and more listener questions
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It’s listener question time! On this episode, Taylor, Ryan, Graham, and Joe team up to answer your lovely inquires. From soccer wedding officiants to unqualified coaches, you can find the full list of questions that we answered down below: 1) The Premier League has decided to allow one amateur player per team, and we have each been selected. Which Premier League team would each of us choose to be added to in order to give us the best chance of scoring a Premier League goal?  2) What are our very specific predictions for our respective national teams in 2022? 3) What goal do we think was the goal of the year for 2021? 4) What's gone wrong for Rafa Benitez?  5) In honor is Ted Lasso, who are some of the most unqualified coaches in soccer history? 6) Which footballer, past or present, would we have wanted to officiate our weddings? Sponsors! Today’s show is brought to you by… DIRECTV! DIRECTV STREAM brings your live TV and on demand favorites together like never before. Head to directv.com to learn more! MyFitnessPal! Head to myfitnesspal.com and use code TSS to get three months free! American Giant! Get 20% off American Giant’s collection of durable essentials when you use code TSS at american-giant.com! Stance! You can get 15% off your first purchase when you use code TSS at stance.com! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 20, 2022
AFCON Update! Strong showings from Cameroon and Nigeria, the opposite of that for Ghana and Algeria, Senegal is the new Portugal, and much much more!
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Ryan is joined by Graham and Taylor to discuss the latest events in the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations. Group A - Cameroon tops the group in convincing (but also sort of unconvincing?) fashion Group B - Senegal still only has one goal thus far, so naturally we think there's a chance they end up winning the whole thing. Or, at least, Ryan does! Plus, big (literally) numbers for Malawi and perfect kits for Zimbabwe. Group C - Ghana in need of a rebuild, Gabon not in need of their most famous player, and Achraf Hakimi is very very good. Group D - Nigeria looking strooooong while Egypt are mostly just looking for Salah. Group E - The most delicately positioned group: all four can advance, all four can potentially crash out. But only Sierra Leone has garnered Graham's undying loyalty. Group F - Ryan ensures that someone from this group will end up as your 2022 AFCON Champions! Sponsors! Today’s show is brought to you by… DIRECTV! DIRECTV STREAM brings your live TV and on demand favorites together like never before. Head to directv.com to learn more! MyFitnessPal! Head to myfitnesspal.com and use code TSS to get three months free! American Giant! Get 20% off American Giant’s collection of durable essentials when you use code TSS at american-giant.com! Stance! You can get 15% off your first purchase when you use code TSS at stance.com! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 19, 2022
Americans in Action! Dike’s first game for West Brom looks awfully familiar, Pepi starts, Kellyn Acosta’s move, plus Rusnak’s move to Seattle, TFC’s swap deal, and more MLS news
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It’s Americans in Action time! Taylor, Graham, and Joe looked through the film and came ready to chat about how a number of different Americans performed over the weekend. On this show, we discuss Pepi’s first start for Augsburg, Dike’s West Brom debut, Scally’s first game back after COVID, Pulisic’s struggles, and so, so much more. Before discussing those American performances, we spend the first segment running through MLS news and notes! From Albert Rusnak’s move to Seattle to the Rapids trading Kellyn Acosta to LAFC to Justin Che’s move from Dallas to Hoffenheim, there was plenty to get to.  Sponsors! Today’s show is brought to you by… DIRECTV! DIRECTV STREAM brings your live TV and on demand favorites together like never before. Head to directv.com to learn more! MyFitnessPal! Head to myfitnesspal.com and use code TSS to get three months free! American Giant! Get 20% off American Giant’s collection of durable essentials when you use code TSS at american-giant.com! Stance! You can get 15% off your first purchase when you use code TSS at stance.com! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 18, 2022
Weekend Review! Man City dominate, Sierra Leone’s AFCON fairytale continues & Real Madrid claim silverware!
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The Weekend Review is here! While Taylor battles the wintry elements on the east coast, Ryan, Graham and Joe convene to discuss the action at the Etihad, the lack of action at Tottenham, some big matches at AFCON, Real Madrid’s Supercopa victory, and much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 17, 2022
Allocation Disorder: What does Ricardo Pepi’s transfer mean for Pepi and FC Dallas? Plus, a look at Mexico, Austin FC, the Houston Dynamo, and more with Jon Arnold
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On this week’s episode of Allocation Disorder, Jon Arnold joins Sam to discuss a slew of different topics. In the first segment, Sam and Jon discuss Ricardo Pepi’s move to the Bundesliga and FC Dallas’ offseason. In segment two, Jon dives deep on the Mexican men’s national team ahead of their World Cup Qualifiers at the end of this month. Finally, in the third segment, it’s all about the Houston Dynamo and Austin FC. What is the outlook for those two teams ahead of the 2022 MLS season? All that - and more - on the show. Subscribe to Jon’s newsletter, Getting CONCACAFed, right here! Sponsors! Today’s show is brought to you by… DIRECTV! DIRECTV STREAM brings your live TV and on demand favorites together like never before. Head to directv.com to learn more! LinkedIn! You can post your job for free at LinkedIn.com/TSS! Sonos! Check out the wonderful Sonus Beam by heading to Sonos.com! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 14, 2022
Listener Questions! Cities that suck at soccer, Premier League jerseys & a Vampiric XI!
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Ryan, Taylor, Joe and Graham are fielding your listener questions! On today's episode, we consider the female soccer figures who could manage in the men's game, the major cities in the world that suck at soccer, and an XI inspired by What We Do In The Shadows! Sponsors! Today’s show is brought to you by… DIRECTV! DIRECTV STREAM brings your live TV and on demand favorites together like never before. Head to directv.com to learn more! LinkedIn! You can post your job for free at LinkedIn.com/TSS! Sonos! Check out the wonderful Sonus Beam by heading to Sonos.com! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 13, 2022
Bundesliga catch-up w/ Manuel Veth: Is Ricardo Pepi a sign of things to come for Augsburg, what needs to change for Dortmund to challenge Bayern this season, and will Jesse Marsch get another Bundesliga gig?
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Manuel Veth makes his triumphant return! We discuss a whole lotta Bundesliga, including... 1) Eintracht Frankfurt's strong first half of the campaign 2) Dortmund still looking like a collection of individuals vs a cohesive unit under Marco Rose 3) Bayern Munich continuing to be Bayern Munich 4) The differences in journalistic standards between the United States, Canada and Germany 5) Ricardo Pepi's move to Augsburg: how did it happen and what does it mean for the club's long term plans 6) The role of private investors in skirting the 50+1 rule 7) The roots of Freiburg and Hoffenheim's strong seasons so far 8) The poor results keep coming for Wolfsburg and Gladbach: what happens next? 9) Is Jesse Marsch likely to get another Bundesliga coaching gig anytime soon? 10) Is Domenico Tedesco the man to turn around Leipzig's fortunes? 11) which 2. Bundesliga club is most likely to be playing in the top flight next season, and which ones would be best for the league? 12) Stuttgart struggling, but no pressure on Pellegrino Matarazzo Sponsors! Today’s show is brought to you by… DIRECTV! DIRECTV STREAM brings your live TV and on demand favorites together like never before. Head to directv.com to learn more! LinkedIn! You can post your job for free at LinkedIn.com/TSS! Sonos! Check out the wonderful Sonus Beam by heading to Sonos.com! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 12, 2022
Americans in Action! Pepi’s Bundesliga debut, Musah and McKennie analysis, the USMNT’s January Camp roster, plus Diego Valeri’s reported move and more MLS updates
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On this episode, Taylor, Graham, and Joe dive into a whole bunch of American-centric action from the soccer world. In the first segment, we discuss the USMNT’s January Camp roster and some recent news and notes from around MLS. Then in the second and third segments, we chat about how a number of different USMNT-ers performed over the weekend. How did Ricardo Pepi do in his Bundesliga debut? What about Yunus Musah's performance against Real Madrid and Weston McKennie’s game against Roma? All that - and plenty more - on the show.  Sponsors! Today’s show is brought to you by… DIRECTV! DIRECTV STREAM brings your live TV and on demand favorites together like never before. Head to directv.com to learn more! LinkedIn! You can post your job for free at LinkedIn.com/TSS! Sonos! Check out the wonderful Sonus Beam by heading to Sonos.com! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 11, 2022
Weekend Review! AFCON is underway, Newcastle’s dismal display (in the FA Cup), Ricardo Pepi's big day, Juve vs. Roma was cray-zay, and much, much more
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It was a crazy busy weekend of soccer! Taylor, Ryan, Graham, and Joe convene to talk through the action from the weekend and discuss anything and everything, including AFCON, the FA Cup, Ricardo Pepi’s Bundesliga debut, a wild game between Roma and Juventus in Serie A, and so, so much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 10, 2022
Allocation Disorder: Inside Toronto FC’s busy offseason, Lorenzo Insigne’s salary, looking ahead to the USMNT's World Cup Qualifier against Canada, and more
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On this week’s episode of Allocation Disorder, Sam is joined by The Athletic’s Josh Kloke to discuss Toronto FC’s pursuit of Lorenzo Insigne, his record-setting salary, Toronto's DP situation, and more. Then, it’s on to some discussion about the USMNT’s upcoming World Cup Qualifier against Canada on January 30th. What will the atmosphere be like? How dangerous is this Canada team? All that - and more - on the show. Sponsors! This episode is brought to you by… Helix Sleep! Get up to $200 dollars off all mattress orders AND two free pillows by going to HelixSleep.com/TSS! DirecTV Stream! Go to DirecTV.com to learn more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 07, 2022
What’s going wrong for Manchester United, Insigne to Toronto and MLS coaching changes, and answering more listener questions
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It’s been a busy soccer week, so Taylor, Graham, and Joe are back together to update listeners on a host of topics and to answer some questions! In the first segment, we discuss what’s going wrong for Manchester United under Ralf Rangnick and dive into the latest information coming out of the Lukaku/Chelsea situation. In the second segment, we chat about Lorenzo Insigne’s upcoming move to Toronto FC, new coaching hires for a few MLS teams, and give some USMNT transfer updates. Then in the third and final segment, we answer your questions! You can find the full list of questions that we addressed down below: 1) How will Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo retire? Will they have a farewell tour? 2) Why did LAFC fall off the last two seasons? And has this called into question Bob Bradley's reputation as a head coach? 3) How can we solve time wasting in soccer? Or does it need to be solved in the first place? 4) How many tickets are available to away fans in a given match? Sponsors! This episode is brought to you by… Helix Sleep! Get up to $200 dollars off all mattress orders AND two free pillows by going to HelixSleep.com/TSS! DirecTV Stream! Go to DirecTV.com to learn more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 06, 2022
The ideal managers to have as podcast partners, the differences between a good club manager and a good national team coach, the impact of a winter World Cup on the transfer market, and more Listener Questions!
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With Ryan still wandering the world on vacation, Taylor is joined by Graham and Joe to answer 6 listener questions: 1) If you could have a show in the style of the Gregg Berhalter-Bobby Warshaw USMNT podcast, which club manager would you choose to be your recurring guest? 2) With no World Cup this summer, why won't the Premier League extend its season into June? 3) Why does UEFA have draws for the knockout round of the Champions League, as opposed to having a set bracket a la the World Cup? 4) What makes one a good international manager, as opposed to a good club team manager? 5) How will a winter World Cup affect the upcoming summer transfer market? 6) Will Jesse Marsch’s dismissal from Leipzig have an adverse effect on the growth of Americans coaching abroad? Sponsors! This episode is brought to you by… Helix Sleep! Get up to $200 dollars off all mattress orders AND two free pillows by going to HelixSleep.com/TSS! DirecTV Stream! Go to DirecTV.com to learn more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 05, 2022
Americans in Action: January transfer window moves that have happened, might happen, or need to happen, featuring Pepi, Dike, Miles Robinson and more!
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Taylor is joined by Joe and Graham to discuss some of the Americans that have already moved in the January window, as well as some of the moves that have been rumored, a few players in desperate need of a new club, and the Americans in Scotland that have most impressed our resident Glaswegian. Players discussed in this episode include, but are not limited to... 1) Ricardo Pepi - How do Augsburg play and how will Pepi fit in? 2) Daryl Dike - A familiar manager could (could) mean good things for Dike! 3) Caden Clark - Back to New York isn't necessarily a bad thing 4) Miles Robinson - At home in Atlanta, for now. 5) James Sands - Will he and Graham become best friends? Probably. 6) Matthew Hoppe - Remember him? Hopefully a Belgian club does! 7) Sergino Dest - Should he stay or should he go? 8) Chris Mueller - Changing times at Hibs could be a problem for the new arrival. 9) Bryan Reynolds - Will he be released from Jose's punishment corner? Only time will tell. 10) Many, many more! Sponsors! This episode is brought to you by… Helix Sleep! Get up to $200 dollars off all mattress orders AND two free pillows by going to HelixSleep.com/TSS! DirecTV Stream! Go to DirecTV.com to learn more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 04, 2022
Weekend Review! Arsenal test City like few teams have this year, Tuchel drops Lukaku against Liverpool, action in La Liga, and much more
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It’s Weekend Review time! Joe, Graham, and Taylor (and Sophie) combine to chat about the action from this past weekend. We discuss Arsenal vs. Manchester City, Chelsea vs. Liverpool (and the drama surrounding that match), a few games from La Liga, a pair of big USMNT transfers, and much more. Sponsors! This episode is brought to you by… Helix Sleep! Get up to $200 dollars off all mattress orders AND two free pillows by going to HelixSleep.com/TSS! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 03, 2022
New Year's Resolutions for Man City, Man United, Steven Gerrard, England, Gregg Berhalter and many many more!
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Graham, Ryan, and Taylor take turns suggesting some possible New Year's Resolutions for clubs, coaches and players in the football/soccer world... and make a few for themselves as well! Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... Indochino! Get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more by using promo code ‘TSS’ at Indochino.com! Babbel! Get an extra 3-months when you purchase a 3-month subscription (6 months total!) at Babbel.com/TSS Wealthfront! Want $5,000 managed for free? Head over to Wealthfront.com/TSS! Credit Karma! Go to CreditKarma.com/LoanOffers to find the loan for you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 31, 2021
Final Listener Question show of 2021! Why does the January transfer window exist, the best kit manufacturers, greatest players never to play for a heavyweight club, and much more!
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Ryan is joined by Graham and Taylor to answer your listener questions, including... 1) Why is there a January transfer window? 2) Should MLS increase the number of international roster spots to improve overall league quality? 3) Is Toni Kroos one of the greatest midfielders of all-time? 4) Is David Moyes actually a quality manager? 5) Have there ever been truly all time great players who never played for a genuine heavyweight in their league? 6) Who are our favorite kit manufacturers, and why? Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... Indochino! Get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more by using promo code ‘TSS’ at Indochino.com! Babbel! Get an extra 3-months when you purchase a 3-month subscription (6 months total!) at Babbel.com/TSS Wealthfront! Want $5,000 managed for free? Head over to Wealthfront.com/TSS! Credit Karma! Go to CreditKarma.com/LoanOffers to find the loan for you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 29, 2021
Boxing Day Review: goals goals goals in Man City v Leicester, which North London club is more likely to finish top four, and what is happening at Norwich?
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On today's episode, Graham, Ryan, and Taylor take a look at all the Boxing Day action in England (and a little in Scotland). We spend a good amount of time discussing Man City's 6-3 win over Leicester and Chelsea's Lukaku-inspired victory over Villa, but also get into Arsenal's comprehensive destruction of Norwich (pour some out for Todd Cantwell), a resurgent Tottenham team dispatching a Covid-ravaged Crystal Palace, and ponder which potential Chelsea cast off could do the best at West Ham. Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... Indochino! Get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more by using promo code ‘TSS’ at Indochino.com! Babbel! Get an extra 3-months when you purchase a 3-month subscription (6 months total!) at Babbel.com/TSS Wealthfront! Want $5,000 managed for free? Head over to Wealthfront.com/TSS! Credit Karma! Go to CreditKarma.com/LoanOffers to find the loan for you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 27, 2021
TSS Holiday Gift Giving Special! Reyna Clones, Bielsa Beer, Deila's Underpants & More!
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We’re smack dab in the middle of the holiday season, which means it’s time to give some gifts to people in the soccer world! On this episode, Taylor, Ryan, Graham, and Joe gathered their microphones around the fire and discussed gift ideas, including “How to Manage Your Finances, For Dummies” (looking at you Barcelona), a Gio Reyna clone, new underwear for Ronny Deila, and so many others. Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Sonos! Bring the stadium experience home with the all new Beam, Sonos’ compact smart soundbar for TV, music, and more. Go to Sonos.com to learn more! Papa & Barkley CBD! Go to papaandbarkleycbd.com/TSS for 20% off your first purchase. Indochino! Get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more by using promo code ‘TSS’ at Indochino.com! Credit Karma! Go to CreditKarma.com/LoanOffers to find the loan for you. Artifact! Start making an instant heirloom for your family or best friend at heyartifact.com and enter the code 'TSS' to save $20! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 23, 2021
Americans in Action, plus a USMNT year end review, analysis of the New England Revolution’s trade for Sebastian Lletget, Charlotte FC’s expansion draft, and more
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On this episode, Taylor and Joe cover a handful of topics from around the American soccer landscape! In the first segment, we dive into Charlotte FC’s expansion draft, the Revs' move to acquire Sebastian Lletget from the LA Galaxy, and we put together a year end review for the USMNT. Then, in the second and third segments, we chat about a bunch of Americans in Europe, including Christian Pulisic’s outing as a striker, Tanner Tessmann’s latest performance for Venezia, transfer rumblings surrounding Tim Weah, and much more. Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Sonos! Bring the stadium experience home with the all new Beam, Sonos’ compact smart soundbar for TV, music, and more. Go to Sonos.com to learn more! Papa & Barkley CBD! Go to papaandbarkleycbd.com/TSS for 20% off your first purchase. Indochino! Get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more by using promo code ‘TSS’ at Indochino.com! Credit Karma! Go to CreditKarma.com/LoanOffers to find the loan for you. Artifact! Start making an instant heirloom for your family or best friend at heyartifact.com and enter the code 'TSS' to save $20! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 21, 2021
Weekend Review: Victory for the USMNT & the Conte-fication of Tottenham! Plus VAR drama, the importance of proper footwear when managing, and much much more!
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There may have been a truncated Premier League schedule, but the weekend gave us plenty of talking points! Ryan, Taylor, Joe and Graham discuss the manic energy of Liverpool's trip to Tottenham, the positives of the USMNT's friendly victory over Bosnia and Herzegovina, why managers apparently aren't supposed to be fashionable, and much more! Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Sonos! Bring the stadium experience home with the all new Beam, Sonos’ compact smart soundbar for TV, music, and more. Go to Sonos.com to learn more! Papa & Barkley CBD! Go to papaandbarkleycbd.com/TSS for 20% off your first purchase. Indochino! Get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more by using promo code ‘TSS’ at Indochino.com! Credit Karma! Go to CreditKarma.com/LoanOffers to find the loan for you. Artifact! Start making an instant heirloom for your family or best friend at heyartifact.com and enter the code 'TSS' to save $20! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 20, 2021
Allocation Disorder: LAFC make progress in their coaching search, analyzing Charlotte’s roster build, Sebastian Lletget to the Revs, and much more
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On this week’s episode of Allocation Disorder, Sam and Felipe dive into a whole host of MLS topics. In the first segment, they take a look back at MLS Cup and discuss what comes next for NYCFC and the Portland Timers. In the second segment, Sam and Felipe update listeners on LAFC’s coaching search, analyze Charlotte FC’s roster build (so far), and discuss some trades that have been happening around the league. Finally, on the third segment, they answer your questions! Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Helix Sleep! Get $200 off all mattress orders AND receive 2 free pillows at HelixSleep.com/TSS. Omaze! Enter today to win life-changing prizes and experiences at omaze.com/TSS20. Plus, receive 20 extra entries when you enter code TSS20! Policygenius! They make it easy to compare quotes from over a dozen top insurers all in one place. Head to Policygenius.com to get started today! American Giant! Use code TSS to get 20% off American Giant’s collection of clothing essentials at american-giant.com! BetterHelp! Go to BetterHelp.com/TSS to get 10% off your first month of customized online therapy! Simplisafe! Take advantage of their Holiday deals and get 40% off your new home security system at Simplisafe.com/TSS. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 17, 2021
Is Sergio Agüero one of the best strikers of all time, which players have improved most this season, how common is match fixing, and more listener questions
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It’s listener question time! On this episode, Taylor, Ryan, Graham, and Joe gather around their respective microphones to answer your lovely inquires. You can find the full list of questions that we discussed down below: 1) Why has José Mourinho lost the ability to be a top manager? 2) Is there a big global player shortage at any one position? 3) How prevalent is match fixing in soccer? 4) Where does Sergio Agüero rank in the list of the best strikers of all time?  5) With Ralf Ragnick at Manchester United, would Jesse Marsch be the most ideal next hire for them? 6) Who is this season’s most improved player? Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Helix Sleep! Get $200 off all mattress orders AND receive 2 free pillows at HelixSleep.com/TSS. Omaze! Enter today to win life-changing prizes and experiences at omaze.com/TSS20. Plus, receive 20 extra entries when you enter code TSS20! Policygenius! They make it easy to compare quotes from over a dozen top insurers all in one place. Head to Policygenius.com to get started today! American Giant! Use code TSS to get 20% off American Giant’s collection of clothing essentials at american-giant.com! BetterHelp! Go to BetterHelp.com/TSS to get 10% off your first month of customized online therapy! Simplisafe! Take advantage of their Holiday deals and get 40% off your new home security system at Simplisafe.com/TSS. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 16, 2021
Americans in Action, plus picking a starting eleven for the USMNT’s upcoming friendly, MLS offseason updates, expansion draft, and more
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Taylor and Joe are here to update you on some of the goings-on in American soccer! In the first segment, we talk about our expectations (or lack thereof) for the USMNT's friendly against Bosnia and Herzegovina on Saturday (8:15 PM ET, FS1, UniMás and TUDN) and run through a potential lineup for that game. In segment two, we shift our attention to the MLS offseason, discussing coaching changes, trades, and the expansion draft. Finally, in the third segment it's on to American in Action - and Americans in Inaction - where we talk about Chris Richards' game-winner, Taylor's thoughts on Luca de la Torre, issues with John Brooks and Sergiño Dest, and much more. Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Helix Sleep! Get $200 off all mattress orders AND receive 2 free pillows at HelixSleep.com/TSS. Omaze! Enter today to win life-changing prizes and experiences at omaze.com/TSS20. Plus, receive 20 extra entries when you enter code TSS20! Policygenius! They make it easy to compare quotes from over a dozen top insurers all in one place. Head to Policygenius.com to get started today! American Giant! Use code TSS to get 20% off American Giant’s collection of clothing essentials at american-giant.com! BetterHelp! Go to BetterHelp.com/TSS to get 10% off your first month of customized online therapy! Simplisafe! Take advantage of their Holiday deals and get 40% off your new home security system at Simplisafe.com/TSS. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 14, 2021
Weekend Review! Chaos in the Champions League draw, Vinicius Jr. and Real top Atleti in the Madrid Derby, Chelsea’s penalties get them past Leeds, and much more
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It was, as ever, a packed soccer weekend! On this episode, Taylor, Ryan, Graham, and Joe convene to recap much of the weekend’s action. Between the Madrid Derby, penalties in the Premier League, Domenico Tedesco’s Leipzig debut, and the botched Champions League draw, there was plenty to talk about. Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Helix Sleep! Get $200 off all mattress orders AND receive 2 free pillows at HelixSleep.com/TSS. Omaze! Enter today to win life-changing prizes and experiences at omaze.com/TSS20. Plus, receive 20 extra entries when you enter code TSS20! Policygenius! They make it easy to compare quotes from over a dozen top insurers all in one place. Head to Policygenius.com to get started today! American Giant! Use code TSS to get 20% off American Giant’s collection of clothing essentials at american-giant.com! BetterHelp! Go to BetterHelp.com/TSS to get 10% off your first month of customized online therapy! Simplisafe! Take advantage of their Holiday deals and get 40% off your new home security system at Simplisafe.com/TSS. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 13, 2021
2021 MLS Cup deep-dive review: Portland and NYCFC kept it dramatic all the way through!
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On this episode, we go deeeep on the 2021 MLS Cup, and discuss the big questions like what does a stadium do when a college basketball game goes long, is Ronny Deila stripping as majestic as it sounds, and why remembering to cast your MVP ballot can be a challenge. We also get into stuff that actually happened in the game, including the Golden Boot Winner was wide open for his goal and how NYCFC were able to blast their way through a penalty shootout and to the title! Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Helix Sleep! Get $200 off all mattress orders AND receive 2 free pillows at HelixSleep.com/TSS. Omaze! Enter today to win life-changing prizes and experiences at omaze.com/TSS20. Plus, receive 20 extra entries when you enter code TSS20! Policygenius! They make it easy to compare quotes from over a dozen top insurers all in one place. Head to Policygenius.com to get started today! American Giant! Use code TSS to get 20% off American Giant’s collection of clothing essentials at american-giant.com! BetterHelp! Go to BetterHelp.com/TSS to get 10% off your first month of customized online therapy! Simplisafe! Take advantage of their Holiday deals and get 40% off your new home security system at Simplisafe.com/TSS. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 12, 2021
Allocation Disorder: Providence Park’s impressive atmosphere, an update on NYCFC’s stadium search, the potential end of the Diego Valeri era, and more storylines ahead of MLS Cup
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On this week’s episode of Allocation Disorder, Sam is joined by Matt Pentz and Alex Abnos of The Athletic to talk all about Saturday’s MLS Cup. Is this the end of the Diego Valeri era in Portland? Why do the Pacific Northwest teams keep making MLS Cup? Is NYCFC ever going to get their own stadium? Sam, Matt, and Alex talk about all that and much more.  Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... American Giant! Use code TSS to get 20% off American Giant’s collection of clothing essentials at american-giant.com! Wealthfront! Want $5,000 managed for free? Head over to Wealthfront.com/TSS! SeatGeek! You can get $20 off your first purchase with promo code TSS at seatgeek.com or on the SeatGeek app! Indochino! Get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more by using promo code TSS at Indochino.com! LinkedIn! Are you looking for that perfect hire? You can post your job for free at LinkedIn.com/TSS! BetterHelp! Go to BetterHelp.com/TSS to get 10% off your first month of customized online therapy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 10, 2021
Liverpool, Bayern, and Ajax are flying, Barca end up in the Europa League, record USMNT participation, and more from the Champions League group stage
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The Champions League group stage is officially in the books! On this episode, Taylor, Ryan, Graham, and Joe discuss what went down, how it went down, and what comes next for the teams moving on to the knockout stages.  In the first segment, we chat about Groups A through C and discuss PSG’s issues, Manchester City’s balance, Liverpool as favorites, and Ajax’s incredible run. In the second segment, it’s on to Groups D through F to heap praise on Bayern, collectively sigh at Barcelona, and question Real Madrid and Inter. Finally, in the third segment, we talk through the American-filled Group G and Chelsea and Juventus’ prospects after making it out of Group H. Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... American Giant! Use code TSS to get 20% off American Giant’s collection of clothing essentials at american-giant.com! Wealthfront! Want $5,000 managed for free? Head over to Wealthfront.com/TSS! SeatGeek! You can get $20 off your first purchase with promo code TSS at seatgeek.com or on the SeatGeek app! Indochino! Get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more by using promo code TSS at Indochino.com! LinkedIn! Are you looking for that perfect hire? You can post your job for free at LinkedIn.com/TSS! BetterHelp! Go to BetterHelp.com/TSS to get 10% off your first month of customized online therapy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 09, 2021
Listener Questions! Where would the USMNT finish in a Premier League season, the best and worst second halves to a season, what makes Carlo Ancelotti such a successful manager, and much more!
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On this episode, Taylor, Ryan, Graham, and Joe answer some of your wonderful listener questions! You can find the full list that we discussed down below:  1) Is it better for the MLS Cup championship game to be played in a neutral venue or at the home ground of the higher seeed? 2) Where does Jordan Morris fit into Gregg Berhalter's USMNT? 3) What makes Carlo Ancelotti such a good manager? 4) If the USMNT were in the Premier League for this season, where would they finish? 5) Where will Newcastle finish this campaign, and what are some of the best and worst end-of-season turnarounds in soccer history? Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... American Giant! Use code TSS to get 20% off American Giant’s collection of clothing essentials at american-giant.com! Wealthfront! Want $5,000 managed for free? Head over to Wealthfront.com/TSS! SeatGeek! You can get $20 off your first purchase with promo code TSS at seatgeek.com or on the SeatGeek app! Indochino! Get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more by using promo code TSS at Indochino.com! LinkedIn! Are you looking for that perfect hire? You can post your job for free at LinkedIn.com/TSS! BetterHelp! Go to BetterHelp.com/TSS to get 10% off your first month of customized online therapy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 08, 2021
MLS Cup Preview: How Portland and NYCFC will play, players to watch, strengths, weaknesses, and more! Plus, USMNT roster analysis
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MLS Cup is just around the corner! Oh, and there’s a USMNT game coming up soon, too! On this episode, Taylor, Joe, and Jordan Angeli break down Gregg Berhalter’s roster for the U.S.’s upcoming friendly against Bosnia and Herzegovina on December 18th.  We chat about that in the first segment before looking ahead to Saturday’s MLS Cup matchup between the Portland Timbers and New York City FC in the second and third segments. What should we expect from each team? How will they play? How can they exploit each other’s weaknesses? We talk about all that - and make some Very Specific Predictions - on the show. Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... American Giant! Use code TSS to get 20% off American Giant’s collection of clothing essentials at american-giant.com! Wealthfront! Want $5,000 managed for free? Head over to Wealthfront.com/TSS! SeatGeek! You can get $20 off your first purchase with promo code TSS at seatgeek.com or on the SeatGeek app! Indochino! Get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more by using promo code TSS at Indochino.com! LinkedIn! Are you looking for that perfect hire? You can post your job for free at LinkedIn.com/TSS! BetterHelp! Go to BetterHelp.com/TSS to get 10% off your first month of customized online therapy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 07, 2021
Weekend Review! Jesse Marsch is out at Leipzig, Portland and NYCFC advance to MLS Cup, refereeing controversy in Der Klassiker, and so much more
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It’s Weekend Review time! Ryan, Graham, and Joe teamed up to chat about a chunk of the action from this past weekend, including the MLS Conference Finals, Bayern vs. Dortmund, a host of Premier League games, and more! Before any of that, though, we discussed RB Leipzig and Jesse Marsch “parting ways”. What went wrong for Marsch? And why did Leipzig want to go in a different direction? All that - and more still - on the show. Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... American Giant! Use code TSS to get 20% off American Giant’s collection of clothing essentials at american-giant.com! Wealthfront! Want $5,000 managed for free? Head over to Wealthfront.com/TSS! SeatGeek! You can get $20 off your first purchase with promo code TSS at seatgeek.com or on the SeatGeek app! Indochino! Get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more by using promo code TSS at Indochino.com! LinkedIn! Are you looking for that perfect hire? You can post your job for free at LinkedIn.com/TSS! BetterHelp! Go to BetterHelp.com/TSS to get 10% off your first month of customized online therapy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 06, 2021
Allocation Disorder: FC Cincinnati want Jim Curtin, plus other coaching updates, postseason craziness, Mexico's national team rebrand, and much more
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On this week’s episode of Allocation Disorder, Sam is joined by Felipe Cardenas! Sam and Felipe talk MLS playoffs, potential coaching changes, Mexico’s national team rebrand, and much more. Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... Better Help! TSS listeners get 10% off their first month at BetterHelp.com/TSS! Policygenius! Policygenius makes it easy to compare quotes from over a dozen top insurers all in one place. Head to Policygenius.com to get started today! Artifact! Start making an instant heirloom for your family or best friend at heyartifact.com/TSS to save 20 dollars on your first Artifact! HelloFresh! Go to HelloFresh.com/TSS14 and use code TSS14 for up to 14 free meals AND 3 free gifts! Credit Karma! Head to Credit Karma.com/LoanOffers to see personalized offers with your Approval Odds right now! Omaze! Enter today to win life-changing prizes and experiences at omaze.com/TSS20. Plus, receive 20 extra entries when you enter code TSS20! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 03, 2021
Famous soccer conspiracy theories, MLS’s weird playoff schedule, AFCON’s impact on clubs, and many more listener questions
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On this episode, Taylor, Ryan, Graham, and Joe answer some of your wonderful listener questions! You can find the full list that we discussed down below:  1) For MLS to take the next step in its evolution, does it need to change the playoff schedule? 2) Which clubs will be at a disadvantage with players taking part in the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations? 3) Why don't players get fired like coaches do?  4) Which leagues or clubs will benefit most from a winter World Cup? 5) What are some of our favorite soccer games that were played in bad weather? And why don’t more stadiums have retractable roofs? 6) What are some of the most famous conspiracy theories in soccer? Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... Better Help! TSS listeners get 10% off their first month at BetterHelp.com/TSS! Policygenius! Policygenius makes it easy to compare quotes from over a dozen top insurers all in one place. Head to Policygenius.com to get started today! Artifact! Start making an instant heirloom for your family or best friend at heyartifact.com/TSS to save 20 dollars on your first Artifact! HelloFresh! Go to HelloFresh.com/TSS14 and use code TSS14 for up to 14 free meals AND 3 free gifts! Credit Karma! Head to Credit Karma.com/LoanOffers to see personalized offers with your Approval Odds right now! Omaze! Enter today to win life-changing prizes and experiences at omaze.com/TSS20. Plus, receive 20 extra entries when you enter code TSS20! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 02, 2021
MLS conference semifinals review w/ Joe and Jordan: NYCFC switch it up against the Revs, RSL twirl their mustaches, Portland powers past Colorado, and Philly needs more goals!
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On today's episode, Joe and Jordan return to discuss the second round of MLS playoffs aka the conference semifinals aka the MLS Cup quarterfinals. There are 10 goals, 2 shootouts, 1 late late winner, 2 red cards, and zero partridges in pear trees. In the first half of the show, we discussed the Eastern Conference (New England-NYCFC and Philadelphia-Nashville) before moving on to the Western Conference (Sporting KC-RSL and Colorado-Portland). Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... Better Help! TSS listeners get 10% off their first month at BetterHelp.com/TSS! Policygenius! Policygenius makes it easy to compare quotes from over a dozen top insurers all in one place. Head to Policygenius.com to get started today! Artifact! Start making an instant heirloom for your family or best friend at heyartifact.com/TSS to save 20 dollars on your first Artifact! HelloFresh! Go to HelloFresh.com/TSS14 and use code TSS14 for up to 14 free meals AND 3 free gifts! Credit Karma! Head to Credit Karma.com/LoanOffers to see personalized offers with your Approval Odds right now! Omaze! Enter today to win life-changing prizes and experiences at omaze.com/TSS20. Plus, receive 20 extra entries when you enter code TSS20! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 01, 2021
Americans in Action: Gio Reyna is back in training! Tessman shines, questions arise about Dest, cold Word Cup Qualifiers, and much more
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Taylor and Joe are back with another look at various USMNT-ers who were in action this past weekend. We discuss Tanner Tessman’s sharp performance, Konrad’s struggles, John Brooks trying to work his way back into the USMNT fold, Konrad's struggles, and a whole bunch more. Also, up front: an update on upcoming USMNT camps and Word Cup Qualifier locations! Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... Better Help! TSS listeners get 10% off their first month at BetterHelp.com/TSS! Policygenius! Policygenius makes it easy to compare quotes from over a dozen top insurers all in one place. Head to Policygenius.com to get started today! Artifact! Start making an instant heirloom for your family or best friend at heyartifact.com/TSS to save 20 dollars on your first Artifact! HelloFresh! Go to HelloFresh.com/TSS14 and use code TSS14 for up to 14 free meals AND 3 free gifts! Credit Karma! Head to Credit Karma.com/LoanOffers to see personalized offers with your Approval Odds right now! Omaze! Enter today to win life-changing prizes and experiences at omaze.com/TSS20. Plus, receive 20 extra entries when you enter code TSS20! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 30, 2021
Weekend Review! Rangnick makes his move to Manchester, Vinicius Jr. lifts Real Madrid over Sevilla, Orange County win silverware in the USL Championship, RSL keep RSL-ing, and more
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It's International Daryl Grove Day! We honor our colleague's memory with some happy remarks and a spirited round of The Wikipedia Game, and then it's on to the Weekend Review. If you'd like to support the recipient of the community service award given in Daryl's honor, you can head here: Richmond Conexiones They are a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization here in Richmond that designs its programs according to the needs and interests of the mostly Latinx immigrant residents in Southwood apartments and southside Richmond. _____ On this episode, Taylor, Ryan, Graham, and Joe chat about City's win over a strong West Ham team, Manchester United's decision to hire Ralf Rangnick on an interim basis, Real Madrid's win over Sevilla in La Liga, the USL Championship Final, MLS playoffs, Copa Libertadores, and much more. Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... Better Help! TSS listeners get 10% off their first month at BetterHelp.com/TSS! Policygenius! Policygenius makes it easy to compare quotes from over a dozen top insurers all in one place. Head to Policygenius.com to get started today! Artifact! Start making an instant heirloom for your family or best friend at heyartifact.com/TSS to save 20 dollars on your first Artifact! HelloFresh! Go to HelloFresh.com/TSS14 and use code TSS14 for up to 14 free meals AND 3 free gifts! Credit Karma! Head to Credit Karma.com/LoanOffers to see personalized offers with your Approval Odds right now! Omaze! Enter today to win life-changing prizes and experiences at omaze.com/TSS20. Plus, receive 20 extra entries when you enter code TSS20! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 29, 2021
David Ochoa plays the villain in one of the weirdest MLS games ever, Hany Mukhtar and Nashville play through Orlando, a demolition derby in Chester, and more from Round One of the MLS Cup Playoffs
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We're in the thick of the MLS Cup Playoffs and things are getting wild! On this episode, Taylor, Joe, and Jordan Angeli team up to analyze Round One, which included six games, a penalty shootout, a game that "set soccer back probably 10 years in terms of style", and a whole bunch of other stuff. We discussed Seattle vs. RSL and Nashville vs. Orlando in detail before getting to Philly vs. the Red Bulls, SKC vs. Vancouver, Portland vs. Minnesota, and NYCFC vs. Atlanta United. Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... Indochino! You can save $50 on any purchase of $399 or more by using code TSS at Indochino.com! Omaze! Enter today to win life-changing prizes and experiences at omaze.com/TSS20. Plus, receive 20 extra entries when you enter code TSS20! Sonos! Head to Sonos.com to learn more about the excellent and all-new Sonos Beam! Harry's Razors! Get the Starter Set (a $13 value) for just $3 at Harrys.com/TSS Papa & Barkley! Go to PapaandBarkleyCBD.com/TSS to get 20% off your first purchase! Canva! Right now, you can get a free 45-day extended trial when go to Canva.me/SOCCER! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 24, 2021
TSS’s Annual Soccer Thanksgiving Special! Courageous NWSL players, a failed European Super League, the USMNT’s second-place spot in WCQ, and many other things we're thankful for
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It's our annual Thanksgiving show! With just a couple of days until Thanksgiving, Taylor, Ryan, Joe, and Snaves gathered around their respective mics to talk about soccer things that they're thankful for this year. From the USMNT's current position in World Cup Qualifying to having plenty of soccer on TV to still being able to eat ketchup, there was plenty to chat about. Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... Indochino! You can save $50 on any purchase of $399 or more by using code TSS at Indochino.com! Omaze! Enter today to win life-changing prizes and experiences at omaze.com/TSS20. Plus, receive 20 extra entries when you enter code TSS20! Sonos! Head to Sonos.com to learn more about the excellent and all-new Sonos Beam! Harry's Razors! Get the Starter Set (a $13 value) for just $3 at Harrys.com/TSS Papa & Barkley! Go to PapaandBarkleyCBD.com/TSS to get 20% off your first purchase! Canva! Right now, you can get a free 45-day extended trial when go to Canva.me/SOCCER! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 23, 2021
Weekend Review: NWSL Championship recap, plus Liverpool rampant against Arsenal, Ole Out at Man United, Xavi very much in at Barcelona, and MLS playoff review
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On a packed episode of The Total Soccer Show, Ryan is joined by Graham and Taylor to talk about allll the many things that happened this past weekend, including... 1) The NWSL Championship game: how good was Trinity Rodman, was the winning goal good or lucky or both, and praise for both teams in a hard-fought game. 2) Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is out... meaning we have to talk about Manchester United again, albeit briefly. 3) Liverpool hang four on Arsenal while Klopp and Arteta did some screaming 4) Xavi is at the wheel for Barcelona's game against rivals Espanyol: what did we make of the new manager's first game? 5) MLS playoff recap, featuring thundering goals, an angry centerback, late winners, and a whole lot of fun. 6) Ryan goes to a Serie A game... and is, as expected, slightly underwhelmed. Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... Indochino! You can save $50 on any purchase of $399 or more by using code TSS at Indochino.com! Omaze! Enter today to win life-changing prizes and experiences at omaze.com/TSS20. Plus, receive 20 extra entries when you enter code TSS20! Sonos! Head to Sonos.com to learn more about the excellent and all-new Sonos Beam! Harry's Razors! Get the Starter Set (a $13 value) for just $3 at Harrys.com/TSS Papa & Barkley! Go to PapaandBarkleyCBD.com/TSS to get 20% off your first purchase! Canva! Right now, you can get a free 45-day extended trial when go to Canva.me/SOCCER! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 22, 2021
International Break Review! Canada dominate, Italy & Portugal face tricky fate
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Five of the six FIFA confederations pursued World Cup Qualification during this international break (come on OFC, get it together!) and nine teams qualified for the big show in Qatar. Ryan, Taylor, Graham and Joe are here to look at the success stories, the also-rans, and whatever Scotland is these days. Sponsors! Helix Sleep! Helix is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders and two free pillows to TSS listeners who visit HelixSleep.com/TSS! Wealthfront! To get your first $5,000 managed for free, go to wealthfront.com/TSS! Better Help! TSS listeners get 10% off their first month at BetterHelp.com/TSS! American Giant! Get 20% off American Giant’s collection of durable essentials when you use code TSS at american-giant.com! Omaze! Enter today to win life-changing prizes and experiences at omaze.com/TSS20. Plus, receive 20 extra entries when you enter code TSS20! DirecTV! DIRECTV STREAM brings your live TV and on demand favorites together like never before. Visit directv.com to learn more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 19, 2021
How Conte and Nuno differ, what are soccer’s biggest revolutionizing moments, is having a men’s World Cup every three years a good idea, and more listener questions
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On this show, Taylor, Ryan, and Joe answer your listener questions! You can find the full list down below: 1) Which footballer would you want to be your dad? 2) If you could place a player in their prime at a different club with a different playing style, where would you move them? 3) What if FIFA went to a 3 year cycle for the men's World Cup?  4) How would we rank the following football leagues in terms of style, skill level, and entertainment: Scottish Premier League, English Championship, Major League Soccer, and Liga MX? 5) What was the biggest revolutionizing moment in the soccer world? 6) How does Conte's style of three at the back differ from Nuno's three at the back? If Nuno was unwilling or unable to keep his style when he moved to Spurs, what does Conte have that Nuno did not? 7) How can we celebrate Daryl on his birthday (11/29)? In addition to hugging people & using puns, what are some causes or charities that we could support in his honor? And as Taylor discussed at the end of the show, here are some charities that you can donate to in Daryl's honor: Colorectal Cancer Alliance: https://www.ccalliance.org/ Street Soccer USA: https://www.streetsoccerusa.org/ The Healing Place/Caritas: https://www.caritasva.org/programs/healing-place/ Richmond Conexiones: https://www.instagram.com/richmondconexiones/?hl=en Sponsors! Helix Sleep! Helix is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders and two free pillows to TSS listeners who visit HelixSleep.com/TSS! Wealthfront! To get your first $5,000 managed for free, go to wealthfront.com/TSS! Better Help! TSS listeners get 10% off their first month at BetterHelp.com/TSS! American Giant! Get 20% off American Giant’s collection of durable essentials when you use code TSS at american-giant.com! Omaze! Enter today to win life-changing prizes and experiences at omaze.com/TSS20. Plus, receive 20 extra entries when you enter code TSS20! DirecTV! DIRECTV STREAM brings your live TV and on demand favorites together like never before. Visit directv.com to learn more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 18, 2021
NWSL Final Preview! How the Chicago Red Stars and the Washington Spirit got here, Trinity Rodman, Sarah Gorden, and other key players, predictions, and more w/Claire Watkins and Jason Anderson
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It's almost time for the NWSL Final! On this show, Joe is joined by two special guests to preview that final (Saturday, 12PM ET on CBS). First, Joe chats with Claire Watkins about all things Chicago Red Stars. Claire gives some background on the Red Stars' season, their coach, key players, tactics, and more. Then in the second half of the show, Joe chats with Jason Anderson about the Washington Spirit. Jason discusses the Spirit's tactical changes, Trinity Rodman's sci-fi-esque stardom, Washington's resilience, and much more. Sponsors! Helix Sleep! Helix is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders and two free pillows to TSS listeners who visit HelixSleep.com/TSS! Wealthfront! To get your first $5,000 managed for free, go to wealthfront.com/TSS! Better Help! TSS listeners get 10% off their first month at BetterHelp.com/TSS! American Giant! Get 20% off American Giant’s collection of durable essentials when you use code TSS at american-giant.com! Omaze! Enter today to win life-changing prizes and experiences at omaze.com/TSS20. Plus, receive 20 extra entries when you enter code TSS20! DirecTV! DIRECTV STREAM brings your live TV and on demand favorites together like never before. Visit directv.com to learn more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 17, 2021
From Kingston, Paul and Sam dive into the USMNT’s World Cup Qualifier against Jamaica and look back at the U.S.’s performance in The Ocho so far (plus, Canada!)
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On this episode of Allocation Disorder, Paul and Sam discuss the USMNT’s 1-1 draw with Jamaica in World Cup Qualifying. What did they notice from the stadium in Kingston? What was it like watching *that* Antonio goal in person? And why did the U.S. struggle to win second balls? Paul and Sam chat about those things, look back at how the USMNT has performed in The Ocho so far, and look ahead to the U.S.'s away qualifier against Canada in 2022. Sponsors! Helix Sleep! Helix is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders and two free pillows to TSS listeners who visit HelixSleep.com/TSS! Wealthfront! To get your first $5,000 managed for free, go to wealthfront.com/TSS! Better Help! TSS listeners get 10% off their first month at BetterHelp.com/TSS! American Giant! Get 20% off American Giant’s collection of durable essentials when you use code TSS at american-giant.com! Omaze! Enter today to win life-changing prizes and experiences at omaze.com/TSS20. Plus, receive 20 extra entries when you enter code TSS20! DirecTV! DIRECTV STREAM brings your live TV and on demand favorites together like never before. Visit directv.com to learn more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 17, 2021
USMNT v Jamaica deep-dive review: Crazy goals, tactical nuances in midfield, standout performers, and much more
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Taylor and Joe watched and rewatched..so what did they make of the USMNT’s latest World Cup Qualifier against Jamaica? Plus, who played well? Who struggled? How did the team look tactically? We talk about all those things - and put a nice little bow on the November window - on the show! Sponsors! Helix Sleep! Helix is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders and two free pillows to TSS listeners who visit HelixSleep.com/TSS! Wealthfront! To get your first $5,000 managed for free, go to wealthfront.com/TSS! Better Help! TSS listeners get 10% off their first month at BetterHelp.com/TSS! American Giant! Get 20% off American Giant’s collection of durable essentials when you use code TSS at american-giant.com! Omaze! Enter today to win life-changing prizes and experiences at omaze.com/TSS20. Plus, receive 20 extra entries when you enter code TSS20! DirecTV! DIRECTV STREAM brings your live TV and on demand favorites together like never before. Visit directv.com to learn more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 17, 2021
"Maybe this was just a horrible idea" Matt Pentz and Pablo Maurer discuss their recent piece on the MLS is Back tournament
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The Athletic's Matt Pentz and Pablo Maurer discuss their recent piece on The MLS is Back tournament: how did the decision makers decide to hold the tournament, what were the other possible host locations, which teams enjoyed it the most and which ones liked it the least, the role it played in facilitating the Black Players for Change movement, and much much more! If you're an Athletic subscriber, you can find that piece here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 15, 2021
"They weren't going to be pushed around": From Cincinnati, Paul, Sam, and Felipe review the USMNT’s latest battle with Mexico
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The Atheltic’s Sam Stejskal, Paul Tenorio, and Felipe Cárdenas were at TQL Stadium in Cincinnati last night and witnessed the USMNT’s 2-0 win over Mexico first-hand. What did they think of the U.S.’s performance? And what went wrong for Mexico? Find out on the show! Sponsors! Policygenius! Policygenius makes it easy to compare quotes from over a dozen top insurers all in one place. Head to Policygenius.com to get started today! SeatGeek! You can get $20 off your first purchase when you use code TSS at seatgeek.com or on the SeatGeek app! LinkedIn! Looking to post a job? You can post it for free at LinkedIn.com/TSS! American Giant! Get 20% off American Giant’s collection of durable essentials when you use code TSS at american-giant.com! Canva! Right now, you can get a free 45-day extended trial when go to Canva.me/SOCCER! Indochino! You can save $50 on any purchase of $399 or more by using code TSS at Indochino.com! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 13, 2021
USMNT v Mexico deep-dive review: Dos a Cero! How the U.S. put together the best performance of Gregg Berhalter's tenure
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What. A. Game. On this episode, Taylor and Joe sink their teeth into the USMNT's 2-0 World Cup Qualifying win over Mexico. How did the U.S. take down their rivals for the third consecutive time in a calendar year? Who played especially well? And what did Taylor learn from being at the game in Cincinnati? We talk about all that - and much more - on the show. Sponsors! Policygenius! Policygenius makes it easy to compare quotes from over a dozen top insurers all in one place. Head to Policygenius.com to get started today! SeatGeek! You can get $20 off your first purchase when you use code TSS at seatgeek.com or on the SeatGeek app! LinkedIn! Looking to post a job? You can post it for free at LinkedIn.com/TSS! American Giant! Get 20% off American Giant’s collection of durable essentials when you use code TSS at american-giant.com! Canva! Right now, you can get a free 45-day extended trial when go to Canva.me/SOCCER! Indochino! You can save $50 on any purchase of $399 or more by using code TSS at Indochino.com! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 13, 2021
USMNT vs. Mexico Preview! Mexico’s key players, Tata’s tactics, a potential USMNT starting XI, and much more
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Taylor and Joe are here with a preview of the USMNT’s World Cup Qualifier against Mexico that will take place on Friday in Cincinnati! How does Mexico play under Tata Martino, who are their key players, and how will they look to attack the U.S.? We talk about all of that and plenty of USMNT topics as well. Plus, at the top of the show, we chat about the U.S. men’s U-20s and announce some upcoming live video pre and postgame shows for the USMNT’s World Cup Qualifiers over the next week or so! Sponsors! Policygenius! Policygenius makes it easy to compare quotes from over a dozen top insurers all in one place. Head to Policygenius.com to get started today! SeatGeek! You can get $20 off your first purchase when you use code TSS at seatgeek.com or on the SeatGeek app! LinkedIn! Looking to post a job? You can post it for free at LinkedIn.com/TSS! American Giant! Get 20% off American Giant’s collection of durable essentials when you use code TSS at american-giant.com! Canva! Right now, you can get a free 45-day extended trial when go to Canva.me/SOCCER! Indochino! You can save $50 on any purchase of $399 or more by using code TSS at Indochino.com! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 10, 2021
MLS Decision Day analysis w/Matt Doyle! Wondo retires, the Colorado Rapids finish on top of the West, the Red Bulls sneak into the playoffs, and much, much more
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MLS Decision Day was wild, as it always is. On this episode, Joe is joined by Matt Doyle to break down Sunday's Decision Day and to look ahead to the first round of the playoffs. From Wondo's retirement to the Rapids winning the West to Orlando sneaking past a revitalized Montreal team to the Red Bulls lighting up folks on social media, there was plenty to discuss from Sunday's action - and more still to chat about related to the upcoming postseason. Sponsors! Policygenius! Policygenius makes it easy to compare quotes from over a dozen top insurers all in one place. Head to Policygenius.com to get started today! SeatGeek! You can get $20 off your first purchase when you use code TSS at seatgeek.com or on the SeatGeek app! LinkedIn! Looking to post a job? You can post it for free at LinkedIn.com/TSS! American Giant! Get 20% off American Giant’s collection of durable essentials when you use code TSS at american-giant.com! Canva! Right now, you can get a free 45-day extended trial when go to Canva.me/SOCCER! Indochino! You can save $50 on any purchase of $399 or more by using code TSS at Indochino.com! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 08, 2021
Weekend Review! Manchester City best United, Nkunku and Leipzig speed past Dortmund, Inter and Milan clash in Serie A, drama on Decision Day in MLS, and more
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It’s Weekend Review time! Taylor, Ryan, Graham, and Joe convene to chat about the latest busy soccer weekend. From the Manchester and Milan derbies to Leipzig vs. Dortmund in the Bundesliga to Decision Day in MLS (which Joe and Matt Doyle will cover in more detail later today), there was plenty to discuss! Sponsors! Policygenius! Policygenius makes it easy to compare quotes from over a dozen top insurers all in one place. Head to Policygenius.com to get started today! SeatGeek! You can get $20 off your first purchase when you use code TSS at seatgeek.com or on the SeatGeek app! LinkedIn! Looking to post a job? You can post it for free at LinkedIn.com/TSS! American Giant! Get 20% off American Giant’s collection of durable essentials when you use code TSS at american-giant.com! Canva! Right now, you can get a free 45-day extended trial when go to Canva.me/SOCCER! Indochino! You can save $50 on any purchase of $399 or more by using code TSS at Indochino.com! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 08, 2021
Allocation Disorder: Paul and Sam break down the USMNT’s November roster! Plus, updates on some MLS coaching and front office situations
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On this week’s episode of Allocation Disorder, Paul and Sam analyze Gregg Berhalter’s roster for the USMNT’s two upcoming World Cup Qualifiers. What’s up with some of the notable omissions? Which players did Berhalter mention in his recent press conference? Paul and Sam discuss that - and more - before diving into some recent MLS news/updates in Houston and San Jose.  Sponsors! Better Help! TSS listeners get 10% off their first month at BetterHelp.com/theathletic! Sonos! Head to Sonos.com to learn more about the excellent and all-new Sonos Beam! Candid! Candid can help you get the straighter, brighter smile you’ve always wanted! Get started from home for just $15 with a Candid starter kit at Candidco.com/TSS! MyFitnessPal! Get your Premium membership by going to TSS.MyFitnessPal.com and use code TSS to get three months for FREE!  SimpliSafe! Take advantage of SimpliSafe’s holiday sale and get 40% off your new home security system by visiting Simplisafe.com/TSS! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 05, 2021
Breaking down the latest USMNT roster for World Cup qualifying: Brooks out, Dest hurt, Pulisic lives, and Gianluca Busio has the best name in camp
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Joe and Taylor took a look at the roster, sat in on Gregg Berhalter's press conference, and then recorded a deeeep dive look at the latest USMNT roster ahead of World Cup qualifying games against Mexico and Jamaica. Here's the roster, if you haven't seen it: GOALKEEPERS (3): Sean Johnson, Zack Steffen, Matt Turner DEFENDERS (9): Reggie Cannon, Mark McKenzie, Chris Richards, Antonee Robinson, Miles Robinson, Joe Scally, Sam Vines, DeAndre Yedlin, Walker Zimmerman MIDFIELDERS (7): Kellyn Acosta, Tyler Adams, Gianluca Busio, Sebastian Lletget, Weston McKennie, Yunus Musah, Cristian Roldan FORWARDS (6): Brenden Aaronson, Paul Arriola, Jesús Ferreira, Ricardo Pepi, Christian Pulisic, Tim Weah We get into the notable absences (John Brooks, Sergino Dest, Luca de la Torre, to name a few), Berhalter's thoughts on how he constructed this roster, who is most likely to play where, ideal centerback pairings, depth at the Number 9 spot, and much more! Sponsors! Better Help! TSS listeners get 10% off their first month at BetterHelp.com/theathletic! Sonos! Head to Sonos.com to learn more about the excellent and all-new Sonos Beam! Candid! Candid can help you get the straighter, brighter smile you’ve always wanted! Get started from home for just $15 with a Candid starter kit at Candidco.com/TSS! MyFitnessPal! Get your Premium membership by going to TSS.MyFitnessPal.com and use code TSS to get three months for FREE!  SimpliSafe! Take advantage of SimpliSafe’s holiday sale and get 40% off your new home security system by visiting Simplisafe.com/TSS! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 04, 2021
Champions League Matchday 4 Review! Ajax claw back against Dortmund, Leipzig and PSG thrill, Manchester United leave things late, and more
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It’s Champions League time! On this episode, Taylor, Graham, and Joe gather around their respective microphones to chat about this week's UEFA Champions League action. In addition to quick pit stops in every group, we discuss RB Leipzig’s 2-2 draw with PSG, Ajax’s 3-1 win over Dortmund, and Manchester United’s 2-2 draw with Atalanta in detail! Sponsors! Better Help! TSS listeners get 10% off their first month at BetterHelp.com/theathletic! Sonos! Head to Sonos.com to learn more about the excellent and all-new Sonos Beam! Candid! Candid can help you get the straighter, brighter smile you’ve always wanted! Get started from home for just $15 with a Candid starter kit at Candidco.com/TSS! MyFitnessPal! Get your Premium membership by going to TSS.MyFitnessPal.com and use code TSS to get three months for FREE!  SimpliSafe! Take advantage of SimpliSafe’s holiday sale and get 40% off your new home security system by visiting Simplisafe.com/TSS! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 04, 2021
"Put that guy on the field: we need goals!" Jason Davis on the upcoming USMNT roster, and a little Decision Day chat as well
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Jason Davis returns to the show and, as always, we get sidetracked early and often. We start with Halloween traditions (naturally) but then quickly get into a whole host of topics relating to the USMNT, including depth at the striker, theories on why we suddenly have so many wingers, the most trusted players in the pool, how to motivate the team to play against opponents who might be playing in the biggest game of their careers, and much much more! Plus, why marrying an engineer is a good idea and the challenges of understanding Bruce Arena. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 03, 2021
Americans in Action: Busio and Tessmann start together for Venezia, Morris plays his first MLS minutes of the season, Aaronson shines for Salzburg, and much more
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Taylor and Joe are here to recap how this past weekend went for a number of USMNT-eligible players here in the U.S. and abroad! We start out with some quick hits on players like Weston McKennie, John Brooks, and Jordan Morris, before diving deep on Tanner Tessmann, Gianluca Busio, Luca de la Torre, Joe Scally, and Brenden Aaronson.  Sponsors! Better Help! TSS listeners get 10% off their first month at BetterHelp.com/theathletic! Sonos! Head to Sonos.com to learn more about the excellent and all-new Sonos Beam! Candid! Candid can help you get the straighter, brighter smile you’ve always wanted! Get started from home for just $15 with a Candid starter kit at Candidco.com/TSS! MyFitnessPal! Get your Premium membership by going to TSS.MyFitnessPal.com and use code TSS to get three months for FREE!  SimpliSafe! Take advantage of SimpliSafe’s holiday sale and get 40% off your new home security system by visiting Simplisafe.com/TSS! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 02, 2021
Weekend Review! Tottenham say no-no to Nuno, Barcelona's struggles continue & Zlatan's Milan conquers Rome
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On this Monday’s Weekend Review, Ryan, Taylor and Graham take a look back on the biggest games from Europe! Manchester United's visit to Tottenham was billed as a face-off between two managers facing the sack—and that billing certainly came to pass when Nuno was relieved of his duties. Elsewhere, Man City suffered at the hands of Patrick Vieira's Crystal Palace, Roma fell to 10-man Milan, and Barcelona haven't quite ironed out the kinks in the post-Koeman era. Sponsors! Better Help! TSS listeners get 10% off their first month at BetterHelp.com/theathletic! Sonos! Head to Sonos.com to learn more about the excellent and all-new Sonos Beam! Candid! Candid can help you get the straighter, brighter smile you’ve always wanted! Get started from home for just $15 with a Candid starter kit at Candidco.com/TSS! MyFitnessPal! Get your Premium membership by going to TSS.MyFitnessPal.com and use code TSS to get three months for FREE!  SimpliSafe! Take advantage of SimpliSafe’s holiday sale and get 40% off your new home security system by visiting Simplisafe.com/TSS! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 01, 2021
Allocation Disorder: MLS’s evolving playoff picture, the record-breaking Revs, who should fill open coaching and GM positions across the league, and more
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On this week’s episode of Allocation Disorder, Paul and Sam discuss a host of MLS topics. From the New England Revolution’s record-breaking season to a look towards the playoffs to a dive into the slew of coaching and GM openings across the league, they cover plenty of ground.  Sponsors! DirecTV! DIRECTV STREAM brings your live TV and on demand favorites together like never before. Visit directv.com to learn more! Wealthfront! To get your first $5,000 managed for free, for life, go to wealthfront.com/TSS! Canva! Right now, you can get a free 45-day extended trial when go to Canva.me/SOCCER! American Giant! Explore American Giant’s collection of durable essentials at american-giant.com and use promo code TSS at checkout to get 20% off! Omaze! Enter today to win life-changing prizes and experiences at omaze.com/TSS20. Plus, receive 20 extra entries when you enter code TSS20! SimpliSafe! To learn more about the SimpliSafe Wireless Outdoor Security Camera, head to SimpliSafe.com/TSS! Plus, get 20% off your new system and your first month of monitoring service for free, when you enroll in Interactive Monitoring. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 29, 2021
TSS x Scuffed Crossover Part II: Answering your questions, featuring Weston McKennie thriving in goal, tactical progress under Berhalter, Mexico’s style of play, and much more
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It’s another TSS x Scuffed crossover! You can find the first part of the crossover in the Scuffed feed - and here’s part two. On this episode, Adam Belz and Greg Velasquez join Taylor and Joe to answer your USMNT questions, discussing heartburn-inducing qualifiers, our favorite USMNT content, Weston McKennie’s goalkeeping ability, and much more. You can find the full list of questions down below: 1) Who is a player that we feel is ready for a new challenge at the club level? And on the flip side, who is a player that we think could benefit from going down a level? 2) What are your power rankings for top three U.S. field players to play in goal if all goalkeepers suddenly ceased to exist? 3) What is the U.S.’s plan B/C at the 6? And what are the other most daunting drops from the best XI to the backups? 4) Other than each other's podcasts, what are some of our favorite pieces of USMNT content out there? 5) If we could hire one soccer pundit/writer/analyst/pontificator for Gregg Berhalter's staff, who would it be and why? 6) What are Mexico's goals when they have the ball and which of their players do they try to accomplish them with? 7) When GGG was first appointed, he said he wanted to create pressure through possession. To what degree has the team achieved this goal? And has the USMNT improved tactically since the Gold Cup Final win over Mexico? 8) Excluding playing Mexico at the Azteca, which upcoming USMNT World Cup Qualifier gives us the most heartburn?  Sponsors! DirecTV! DIRECTV STREAM brings your live TV and on demand favorites together like never before. Visit directv.com to learn more! Wealthfront! To get your first $5,000 managed for free, for life, go to wealthfront.com/TSS! Canva! Right now, you can get a free 45-day extended trial when go to Canva.me/SOCCER! American Giant! Explore American Giant’s collection of durable essentials at american-giant.com and use promo code TSS at checkout to get 20% off! Omaze! Enter today to win life-changing prizes and experiences at omaze.com/TSS20. Plus, receive 20 extra entries when you enter code TSS20! SimpliSafe! To learn more about the SimpliSafe Wireless Outdoor Security Camera, head to SimpliSafe.com/TSS! Plus, get 20% off your new system and your first month of monitoring service for free, when you enroll in Interactive Monitoring. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 28, 2021
Who decides who gets credit for deflected goals, which players defied fans’ expectations and became stars, what happened to Reggie Cannon, and more listener questions
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Taylor, Graham, and Joe are here to answer your lovely questions! From the complexities of the transfer market in Africa to Reggie Cannon’s bizarre situation in Portugal, we covered plenty of topics. You can find the full list of questions down below: 1) Why don't we see more players making big transfers from Africa to other continents?  2) Other than Jesse Marsch, who do we think could be a good future head coach of the USMNT? 3) Can you guys think of any players that managed to smash fans' first impressions of them to become cult heroes?  4) What happened to Reggie Cannon? 5) Are there any famous cases of a player being drunk or high during a match? 6) What is the criteria for deciding who gets credit for a goal (including own goals)?  Plus, at the top of the show, Graham discusses the life and legacy of Scottish football legend Walter Smith. Sponsors! DirecTV! DIRECTV STREAM brings your live TV and on demand favorites together like never before. Visit directv.com to learn more! Wealthfront! To get your first $5,000 managed for free, for life, go to wealthfront.com/TSS! Canva! Right now, you can get a free 45-day extended trial when go to Canva.me/SOCCER! American Giant! Explore American Giant’s collection of durable essentials at american-giant.com and use promo code TSS at checkout to get 20% off! Omaze! Enter today to win life-changing prizes and experiences at omaze.com/TSS20. Plus, receive 20 extra entries when you enter code TSS20! SimpliSafe! To learn more about the SimpliSafe Wireless Outdoor Security Camera, head to SimpliSafe.com/TSS! Plus, get 20% off your new system and your first month of monitoring service for free, when you enroll in Interactive Monitoring. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 27, 2021
Americans in Action: What’s going on with Matt Miazga in La Liga, Weston McKennie puts in a shift in the Derby d'Italia, Luca de la Torre shows some magic, and much more
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On this episode, Taylor and Joe chat about how a number of different Americans performed (or didn’t perform) over the weekend. We start out with some quick hits on players like Matthew Hoppe, Chris Richards, John Brooks, Josh Sargent, and others. Then it’s on to more in-depth conversations about Matt Miazga (how’s he doing in La Liga?), Luca de la Torre, Sam Vines, and Weston McKennie. Sponsors! DirecTV! DIRECTV STREAM brings your live TV and on demand favorites together like never before. Visit directv.com to learn more! Wealthfront! To get your first $5,000 managed for FREE, for life, go to wealthfront.com/TSS! Canva! Right now, you can get a free 45-day extended trial when go to Canva.me/SOCCER! American Giant! Explore American Giant’s collection of durable essentials at american-giant.com and use promo code TSS at checkout to get 20% off! SimpliSafe! To learn more about the SimpliSafe Wireless Outdoor Security Camera, head to SimpliSafe.com/TSS! Plus, get 20% off your new system and your first month of monitoring service for FREE, when you enroll in Interactive Monitoring  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 26, 2021
Weekend Review: Ole’s Manchester United hit a new low, Real Madrid top Barca in El Clásico, Ajax put five past PSV and hold them to zero, and much more
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On this Monday’s Weekend Review, Taylor, Graham, and Joe discuss much of the on-field (and off-filed) action that occurred in Europe this weekend. We discussed the ever-worsening situation with Manchester United, Real Madrid’s El Clásico victory, Juve vs. Inter in the Derby d'Italia, and Ajax’s resounding win over PSV in the Eredivisie. Sponsors! DirecTV! DIRECTV STREAM brings your live TV and on demand favorites together like never before. Visit directv.com to learn more! Wealthfront! To get your first $5,000 managed for FREE, for life, go to wealthfront.com/TSS! Canva! Right now, you can get a free 45-day extended trial when go to Canva.me/SOCCER! American Giant! Explore American Giant’s collection of durable essentials at american-giant.com and use promo code TSS at checkout to get 20% off! SimpliSafe! To learn more about the SimpliSafe Wireless Outdoor Security Camera, head to SimpliSafe.com/TSS! Plus, get 20% off your new system and your first month of monitoring service for FREE, when you enroll in Interactive Monitoring  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 25, 2021
One Year.
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Why did the accountant quit his job? He lost interest. On this day, a year after Daryl's passing, please take some time to enjoy life... even if it means laughing at Dad Jokes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 22, 2021
Allocation Disorder: Digging through the recent MLSPA salary release! Which teams are spending well, who’s making big bucks, answering your questions, and more
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On this week’s episode of Allocation Disorder, Paul and Sam dive into the salary information that was released by the MLS Players Association earlier this week. What trends are they seeing in the salary data? Who is the newest entrant into the top group of MLS earners? Which teams are spending well - and which teams are throwing good money after bad? Paul and Sam discuss all of that - and answer your questions - on the show! Sponsors! BetterHelp! Get 10% off your first month of customized online therapy by going to BetterHelp.com/theathletic! Sonos! Are you looking for some high-quality audio? Head to Sonos.com to find exactly what you’re looking for. Harry’s! You can get a 5-blade razor, a weighted handle, foaming shave gel, and a travel cover, all for just $3 when you go to Harrys.com/TSS! American Giant! Explore American Giant’s collection of durable essentials at american-giant.com and use promo code TSS at checkout to get 20% off! Helix Sleep! Helix is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders and two free pillows to TSS listeners who visit HelixSleep.com/TSS! Papa & Barkley! Go to PapaandBarkleyCBD.com/TSS to get 20% off your first purchase! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 22, 2021
Champions League Matchday 3 Review! PSG sneak past Marsch’s Leipzig, chaos takes the reigns in Liverpool vs. Atleti, Manchester United pass through Atalanta, and more
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On this episode, Taylor, Ryan, Graham, and Joe take a look back at the Champions League action from the last couple of days. What went wrong for RB Leipzig in their 3-2 loss to PSG? Did Liverpool deserve to beat Atletico Madrid? How good is Erik ten Hag's Ajax? Does Manchester United’s come-from-behind win over Atalanta actually tell us anything about this team? We discuss all of that - and more - on the show. Sponsors! BetterHelp! Get 10% off your first month of customized online therapy by going to BetterHelp.com/theathletic! Sonos! Are you looking for some high-quality audio? Head to Sonos.com to find exactly what you’re looking for. Harry’s! You can get a 5-blade razor, a weighted handle, foaming shave gel, and a travel cover, all for just $3 when you go to Harrys.com/TSS! American Giant! Explore American Giant’s collection of durable essentials at american-giant.com and use promo code TSS at checkout to get 20% off! Helix Sleep! Helix is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders and two free pillows to TSS listeners who visit HelixSleep.com/TSS! Papa & Barkley! Go to PapaandBarkleyCBD.com/TSS to get 20% off your first purchase! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 21, 2021
A secondary World Cup, coaching badges, Newcastle's ambition and more listener questions!
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Ryan, Graham, and Joe are here to answer your listener questions! Hurrah! From a new World Cup tournament for the nearly-rans, to the intricacies behind obtaining coaching badges, we have you covered! -Instead of a World Cup every two years, what about a 2nd World Cup with nations that just missed the main World Cup? -Do you think that the new Newcastle owners are being overly outwardly ambitious? -What are coaching badges and how do you obtain them? -Why aren’t South American club soccer leagues more popular in the USA? -Why did they change the offside rule to negate an offside if a defender makes a defensive play on the ball? -The US plays its home matches all over the country. In England, all or nearly all of their home matches are at Wembley. Is one or the other more common in international soccer, particularly among the best teams? -I heard that many Rangers fans would rather cheer for England than Scotland (and many Celtic fans cheer for Ireland). Is there any truth to this? Sponsors! BetterHelp! Get 10% off your first month of customized online therapy by going to BetterHelp.com/theathletic! Sonos! Are you looking for some high-quality audio? Head to Sonos.com to find exactly what you’re looking for. Harry’s! You can get a 5-blade razor, a weighted handle, foaming shave gel, and a travel cover, all for just $3 when you go to Harrys.com/TSS! American Giant! Explore American Giant’s collection of durable essentials at american-giant.com and use promo code TSS at checkout to get 20% off! Helix Sleep! Helix is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders and two free pillows to TSS listeners who visit HelixSleep.com/TSS! Papa & Barkley! Go to PapaandBarkleyCBD.com/TSS to get 20% off your first purchase! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 20, 2021
Americans in Action: Scally shines for Gladbach, Steffen gets his second-ever Premier League start for Man City, Dest plays on the wing for Barca, and much more
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On this episode, Taylor and Joe talk about a slew of Americans who were in action over the weekend! We start out by running through a quick Americans Abroad weekend recap before diving into five specific performances from USMNT-eligible players who saw the field over the last few days. You can find the list of players that we discussed in-depth down below:  1) Joe Scally, who played on both sides of defense for Borussia Mönchengladbach 2) Sergiño Dest, who started at RW for Barcelona  3) Josh Sargent, who started next to Temu Puuki for Norwich City 4) Tim Weah, who started up top for Lille  5) Zack Steffen, who made his second-ever premier league start for Manchester City Sponsors! This episode is brought to you by… BetterHelp! Get 10% off your first month of customized online therapy by going to BetterHelp.com/theathletic! Sonos! Are you looking for some high-quality audio? Head to Sonos.com to find exactly what you’re looking for. Harry’s! You can get a 5-blade razor, a weighted handle, foaming shave gel, and a travel cover, all for just $3 when you go to Harrys.com/TSS! American Giant! Explore American Giant’s collection of durable essentials at american-giant.com and use promo code TSS at checkout to get 20% off! Helix Sleep! Helix is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders and two free pillows to TSS listeners who visit HelixSleep.com/TSS! Papa & Barkley! Go to PapaandBarkleyCBD.com/TSS to get 20% off your first purchase! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 19, 2021
Weekend Review: Leicester City impress while Manchester United find themselves in distress, Lazio hug their way past Inter, Bayern storm towards the title, and much more
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On this Monday’s edition of Weekend Review, Taylor, Graham, and Joe discuss a slate of games from England, Germany, Italy, and Spain! From Leicester’s impressive 4-2 win over Manchester United in the Premier League to Barcelona’s 3-1 win over Valencia in La Liga to a pair of leagues in between, there was plenty to get to. Sponsors! This episode is brought to you by… BetterHelp! Get 10% off your first month of customized online therapy by going to BetterHelp.com/theathletic! Sonos! Are you looking for some high-quality audio? Head to Sonos.com to find exactly what you’re looking for. Harry’s! You can get a 5-blade razor, a weighted handle, foaming shave gel, and a travel cover, all for just $3 when you go to Harrys.com/TSS! American Giant! Explore American Giant’s collection of durable essentials at american-giant.com and use promo code TSS at checkout to get 20% off! Helix Sleep! Helix is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders and two free pillows to TSS listeners who visit HelixSleep.com/TSS! Papa & Barkley! Go to PapaandBarkleyCBD.com/TSS to get 20% off your first purchase! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 18, 2021
Who are some of the world’s most unique soccer players, why aren’t pros better with both feet, do other countries have dual national panics, and more listener questions
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Taylor, Ryan, Graham, and Joe are here to answer your listener questions! From two-footedness to #DualNationalPanic, there was plenty to get to. You can find the full list of questions down below: 1) Why aren’t professional footballers better with both feet? 2) Are there comparable dual national situations to the United States and Mexico? 3) Who are some of the most unique players in the world?  4) Would Bradley (Michael or Bob) have provided the direction and leadership that the USMNT lacked against Panama? 5) If a CONCACAF team is going to force the USMNT to have possession, what happens if the U.S. does the same to them? 6) Who are some players whose off-field actions make us like them (and perhaps their teams) even more?   Sponsors! Today’s show is sponsored by… Policygenius! Policygenius makes it easy to compare quotes from over a dozen top insurers all in one place. Head to Policygenius.com to get started today! SeatGeek! You can get $20 off tickets at SeatGeek by using code TSS on the SeatGeek app or SeatGeek.com. CrowdHealth! Get both your first month of CrowdHealth and their fitness wearable for free by going to JoinCrowdHealth.com/fit and entering code TSS. SimpliSafe! To learn more about the SimpliSafe Wireless Outdoor Security Camera, head to SimpliSafe.com/TSS! Plus, get 20% off your new system and your first month of monitoring service for FREE, when you enroll in Interactive Monitoring  LinkedIn! You can visit LinkedIn.com/TSS to post your job for free. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 15, 2021
USMNT v Costa Rica deep-dive World Cup Qualifying review: How did the U.S. perform in a critical game? Plus, analysis of Berhalter’s lineup, the MMA midfield, goals, and more
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Taylor and Joe watched it back and now they’re here to talk about it. “It”, of course, being the USMNT’s latest World Cup qualifier: a 2-1 win over Costa Rica. How did the U.S. perform in this critical game? What did we make of Gregg Berhalter’s lineup and tactical approach? Who played well? And who struggled? We discussed all of those things - plus, we gave some overall thoughts on the October window and looked ahead to November - on the show. Sponsors! Today’s show is sponsored by… Policygenius! Policygenius makes it easy to compare quotes from over a dozen top insurers all in one place. Head to Policygenius.com to get started today! SeatGeek! You can get $20 off tickets at SeatGeek by using code TSS on the SeatGeek app or SeatGeek.com. CrowdHealth! Get both your first month of CrowdHealth and their fitness wearable for free by going to JoinCrowdHealth.com/fit and entering code TSS. SimpliSafe! To learn more about the SimpliSafe Wireless Outdoor Security Camera, head to SimpliSafe.com/TSS! Plus, get 20% off your new system and your first month of monitoring service for FREE, when you enroll in Interactive Monitoring  LinkedIn! You can visit LinkedIn.com/TSS to post your job for free. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 14, 2021
Allocation Disorder: From Columbus, Paul and Sam recap the USMNT's latest World Cup qualifier vs. Costa Rica
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On this USMNT-centric episode of Allocation Disorder, Paul and Sam discuss the U.S.'s latest World Cup qualifier: their clash with Costa Rica on Wednesday evening. How did the U.S. perform? And what did we learn about the team from this Costa Rica game and from this window? You can hear all of that, plus praise for Sergiño Dest and Yunus Musah and analysis of Berhalter's decision to start Zack Steffen over Matt Turner, on the show. Sponsors! Today’s show is sponsored by… Policygenius! Policygenius makes it easy to compare quotes from over a dozen top insurers all in one place. Head to Policygenius.com to get started today! SeatGeek! You can get $20 off tickets at SeatGeek by using code TSS on the SeatGeek app or SeatGeek.com. CrowdHealth! Get both your first month of CrowdHealth and their fitness wearable for free by going to JoinCrowdHealth.com/fit and entering code TSS. SimpliSafe! To learn more about the SimpliSafe Wireless Outdoor Security Camera, head to SimpliSafe.com/TSS! Plus, get 20% off your new system and your first month of monitoring service for FREE, when you enroll in Interactive Monitoring  LinkedIn! You can visit LinkedIn.com/TSS to post your job for free. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 14, 2021
Allocation Disorder: From Panama City, Paul and Sam dig into the USMNT's World Cup qualifier against Panama
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On this episode of Allocation Disorder, Paul and Sam dive into the USMNT’s 1-0 loss to Panama in World Cup Qualifying. How should Gregg Berhalter have rotated his lineup for this game? What were some of the on-field factors behind the defeat? And what was the atmosphere like in Panama? Paul and Sam talk about all of those things, and more, on the show. Sponsors! Today’s show is sponsored by… Policygenius! Policygenius makes it easy to compare quotes from over a dozen top insurers all in one place. Head to Policygenius.com to get started today! SeatGeek! You can get $20 off tickets at SeatGeek by using code TSS on the SeatGeek app or SeatGeek.com. CrowdHealth! Get both your first month of CrowdHealth and their fitness wearable for free by going to JoinCrowdHealth.com/fit and entering code TSS. SimpliSafe! To learn more about the SimpliSafe Wireless Outdoor Security Camera, head to SimpliSafe.com/TSS! Plus, get 20% off your new system and your first month of monitoring service for FREE, when you enroll in Interactive Monitoring  LinkedIn! You can visit LinkedIn.com/TSS to post your job for free. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 11, 2021
USMNT v Panama deep-dive review: What went wrong for the U.S.? Short answer: many things
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Taylor and Joe are back with another USMNT review show, this time digging into the USMNT's World Cup qualifier against Panama. What were some of the factors that led to the USMNT’s 1-0 loss, their first ever loss to Panama in World Cup Qualifying? What did we make of the lineup? Where does most of the blame for this result lie? We talk about those things - and much more - on the show.  Sponsors! Today’s show is sponsored by… Policygenius! Policygenius makes it easy to compare quotes from over a dozen top insurers all in one place. Head to Policygenius.com to get started today! SeatGeek! You can get $20 off tickets at SeatGeek by using code TSS on the SeatGeek app or SeatGeek.com. CrowdHealth! Get both your first month of CrowdHealth and their fitness wearable for free by going to JoinCrowdHealth.com/fit and entering code TSS. SimpliSafe! To learn more about the SimpliSafe Wireless Outdoor Security Camera, head to SimpliSafe.com/TSS! Plus, get 20% off your new system and your first month of monitoring service for FREE, when you enroll in Interactive Monitoring  LinkedIn! You can visit LinkedIn.com/TSS to post your job for free. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 11, 2021
Greg Lalas previews the 2021 Kicking and Screening Film Festival
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Taylor talks to Greg Lalas about the return of the Kicking and Screening Film Festival, which runs from October 12-15 in New York. They've got some excellent films this year, and we get into the creation of the festival, the selection process for deciding on entries, and Greg's favorite soccer films and documentaries. You can find out more about the festival and the lineup by clicking this link. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 08, 2021
Allocation Disorder: Paul and Sam discuss the USMNT's World Cup qualifier against Jamaica in Austin
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On this week's episode of Allocation Disorder, Paul and Sam talk all about the U.S.'s 2-0 win over Jamaica. Recording from Austin, our hosts discuss the U.S.'s lineup and performance and look ahead to the USMNT's game against Panama on Sunday. Sponsors! BetterHelp! Unload stressors and get some unbiased feedback with BetterHelp. Head to betterhelp.com/TSS to get 10% off your first month! American Giant! Get 15% off your new favorite tees at american-giant.com/TSS! Wealthfront! To get your first $5,000 managed for FREE, for life, go to wealthfront.com/TSS! MyFitnessPal! Start your Premium Membership right now at tss.myfitnesspal.com and use code TSS to get a one-month premium membership for free! Indochino! Get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more by using code TSS at Indochino.com, Canva! Right now, you can get a free 45-day extended trial when go to Canva.me/SOCCER! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 08, 2021
USMNT v Jamaica World Cup Qualifying review: Pepi stays hot, Musah gets involved, officiating controversy, tactical takeaways, and much more
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On this episode, Taylor and Joe analyze the USMNT's World Cup qualifier against Jamaica. There was controversy. There were goals. There was a Tim Ream look-a-like. I mean, you couldn't ask for much more, really. What did the U.S. do well? Where did they struggle? Who played well? We talk about all of those things - and many more - on the show. Sponsors! BetterHelp! Unload stressors and get some unbiased feedback with BetterHelp. Head to betterhelp.com/TSS to get 10% off your first month! American Giant! Get 15% off your new favorite tees at american-giant.com/TSS! Wealthfront! To get your first $5,000 managed for FREE, for life, go to wealthfront.com/TSS! MyFitnessPal! Start your Premium Membership right now at tss.myfitnesspal.com and use code TSS to get a one-month premium membership for free! Indochino! Get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more by using code TSS at Indochino.com, Canva! Right now, you can get a free 45-day extended trial when go to Canva.me/SOCCER! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 08, 2021
"Everybody has to take responsibility for their part in the ecosystem." Steph Yang on the latest news from the ongoing NWSL scandal, how we got here, and possible ways forward
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The Athletic's Steph Yang discusses the latest fallout from the NWSL/Paul Riley scandal, as well as the player protests last night. But with so many other incidents plaguing the league this season, we get into the system of power itself, how these scandals get covered up, the role of youth soccer in normalizing abuse, and positive development that can (hopefully) help bring about change. For Athletic subscribers, here's a link to Steph's excellent article. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 07, 2021
Why hasn’t someone bought FC Barcelona, what are the most important criteria for 2026 World Cup host cities, and many, many more listener questions
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It’s listener questions time! On this episode, Ryan, Taylor, Graham, and Joe gather around their respective microphones to answer your lovely inquiries. You can find the full list of questions that we discussed down below: 1) Is playing for your club more or less valued than playing for your country? 2) Why hasn’t someone bought FC Barcelona? 3) Who are some players whose off-field actions make it challenging to root for them on the field? 4) If nutmegging the goalkeeper with a shot counted as two goals, how would it change soccer? 5) What are the most important factors for FIFA to consider when evaluating potential 2026 World Cup host cities?  6) Will Sydney Leroux ever play for the USA again? Sponsors! BetterHelp! Unload stressors and get some unbiased feedback with BetterHelp. Head to betterhelp.com/TSS to get 10% off your first month! American Giant! Get 15% off your new favorite tees at american-giant.com/TSS! Wealthfront! To get your first $5,000 managed for FREE, for life, go to wealthfront.com/TSS! MyFitnessPal! Start your Premium Membership right now at tss.myfitnesspal.com and use code TSS to get a one-month premium membership for free! Indochino! Get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more by using code TSS at Indochino.com, Canva! Right now, you can get a free 45-day extended trial when go to Canva.me/SOCCER! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 06, 2021
USMNT vs. Jamaica preview! How does Jamaica play, how can the U.S. beat them, what lineup would we like to see, and more
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With the USMNT’s next World Cup Qualifier just days away, Taylor and Joe sat down to preview their next opponent: Jamaica. How does Jamaica play under manager Theodore Whitemore? Who are their key players? How might the U.S. be able to get the upper hand against them? And what U.S. lineup would we like to see in this game? We talk about all that - and much more - on the show. Sponsors! BetterHelp! Unload stressors and get some unbiased feedback with BetterHelp. Head to betterhelp.com/TSS to get 10% off your first month! American Giant! Get 15% off your new favorite tees at american-giant.com/TSS! Wealthfront! To get your first $5,000 managed for FREE, for life, go to wealthfront.com/TSS! MyFitnessPal! Start your Premium Membership right now at tss.myfitnesspal.com and use code TSS to get a one-month premium membership for free! Indochino! Get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more by using code TSS at Indochino.com, Canva! Right now, you can get a free 45-day extended trial when go to Canva.me/SOCCER! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 05, 2021
Weekend Review: Angry Pep, Sublime Salah, Gold-Plated Zlatan, and bargain-bin Barcelona, plus El Trafico, Milan out-Atalanta-ing Atalanta, and much much more!
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First off, if you're in need of bad puns, this is the episode for you! Taylor is back to chat with Graham and Ryan about the biggest games from the weekend! 1) Liverpool v Manchester City was a classic, even if the officiating was not (according to Pep) 2) Atletico Madrid v Barcelona: Simeone's side were dominant, Koeman's side were coached from a phone, and Suarez got his revenge. 3) Atalanta v Milan: No Zlatan. No gold car. No problem. Milan was dominant and won the first 86 minutes 3-0 before losing the final 4+ minutes 2-0. A net 3-2 means all 3 points! 4) El Trafico lives up to its name... in that the final 30 minutes dragged on for a while and everyone seemed to wish they were home watching TV. Sponsors! BetterHelp! Unload stressors and get some unbiased feedback with BetterHelp. Head to betterhelp.com/TSS to get 10% off your first month! American Giant! Get 15% off your new favorite tees at american-giant.com/TSS! Wealthfront! To get your first $5,000 managed for FREE, for life, go to wealthfront.com/TSS! MyFitnessPal! Start your Premium Membership right now at tss.myfitnesspal.com and use code TSS to get a one-month premium membership for free! Indochino! Get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more by using code TSS at Indochino.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 04, 2021
Allocation Disorder: Thoughts on Gregg Berhalter's U.S. roster for October, the Chicago Fire fire Raphael Wicky, news out of FC Cincinnati, and much more
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On this week’s episode of Allocation Disorder, Paul and Sam react to Gregg Berhalter’s roster for the October World Cup Qualifying window. What do they like? Who are they excited to see? And how do they see game-to-game rotation turning out? After the USMNT chat, it’s on to some MLS topics.  Why did the Chicago Fire fire Raphael Wicky after a 2-0 win? And what’s gone wrong for the Fire in a more general sense? Finally, to close out the show, Paul and Sam discuss front office news out of FC Cincinnati.  Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... The NBA! This episode is sponsored by the NBA and their quest to advance the game of basketball, grow the community, and impact culture. That’s the NBA. That’s Game! Helix Sleep! Get up to $200 off all mattress orders and two free pillows by going to HelixSleep.com/TSS. DirecTV! DIRECTV STREAM brings your live TV and on demand favorites together like never before. Visit directv.com to learn more! CrowdHealth! Get both your first month of CrowdHealth and their fitness wearable for free by going to JoinCrowdHealth.com/fit and entering code TSS. SeatGeek! You can get $20 off tickets at SeatGeek by using code TSS on the SeatGeek app or SeatGeek.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 01, 2021
Should UEFA implement a salary cap system for clubs, if Scotland and the U.S. merged countries what would their new starting lineup be, and many more listener questions
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Did someone say “listener questions”? Yes? Good, because on today’s show, Ryan, Graham, and Joe answer your lovely questions! You can find the full list of questions that we discussed down below: 1) What are our thoughts on UEFA’s reported proposal of a salary cap/luxury tax system for teams in European competitions? 2) What is the situation with soccer broadcast rights in countries outside the U.S.? Do they have as much access to games as folks in the U.S.? 3) What is a non-contract agreement in soccer?  4) If the United States and Scotland merged countries, what would their new starting lineup be? 5) When did match officials in England professionalize? And are there any of the traditional big five leagues where match officials are not full-time professionals? 6) Do teams fire coaches too soon?  7) In the entire history of the USMNT, how many players have been on clubs that were elite at the time? Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... The NBA! This episode is sponsored by the NBA and their quest to advance the game of basketball, grow the community, and impact culture. That’s the NBA. That’s Game! Helix Sleep! Get up to $200 off all mattress orders and two free pillows by going to HelixSleep.com/TSS. DirecTV! DIRECTV STREAM brings your live TV and on demand favorites together like never before. Visit directv.com to learn more! CrowdHealth! Get both your first month of CrowdHealth and their fitness wearable for free by going to JoinCrowdHealth.com/fit and entering code TSS. SeatGeek! You can get $20 off tickets at SeatGeek by using code TSS on the SeatGeek app or SeatGeek.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 30, 2021
Champions League Matchday 2 Review! Sheriff Tiraspol pull off a historic upset vs. Real Madrid, Messi does his thing for PSG against City, Atléti steal a late win at the San Siro, and more
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Ryan, Graham, and Joe are back discussing the Champions League - and what a slate of midweek games it was! We chatted about PSG’s win over Manchester City, Sheriff Tiraspol’s historic victory at Real Madrid, AC Milan’s misfortune against Atlético Madrid, and much, much, much more. Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... The NBA! This episode is sponsored by the NBA and their quest to advance the game of basketball, grow the community, and impact culture. That’s the NBA. That’s Game! Helix Sleep! Get up to $200 off all mattress orders and two free pillows by going to HelixSleep.com/TSS. DirecTV! DIRECTV STREAM brings your live TV and on demand favorites together like never before. Visit directv.com to learn more! CrowdHealth! Get both your first month of CrowdHealth and their fitness wearable for free by going to JoinCrowdHealth.com/fit and entering code TSS. SeatGeek! You can get $20 off tickets at SeatGeek by using code TSS on the SeatGeek app or SeatGeek.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 30, 2021
USMNT October World Cup Qualifying roster analysis w/Tom Bogert! McKennie, Musah, and Richards are in, Pulisic and Reyna are out injured, and much more
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Joe is joined by MLSsoccer.com's Tom Bogert to discuss Gregg Berhalter's roster for the USMNT's October World Cup Qualifiers! We run through the roster position by position, talk about players that we're especially excited to see, analyze why certain players missed the cut, and build lineups for the Jamaica game on Thursday, October 7th. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 29, 2021
USMNT listener questions w/Adam Snavely! What does Pepi need to show before we anoint him as the chosen one, if the USMNT was a song what would it be, and much more
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Adam Snavely is back on the show! After you lovely listeners were kind enough to send in some USMNT-centric questions, Joe and Adam teamed up to answer a handful of them. You can find the full list of questions that we tackled down below: 1) What additional evidence do we need to confirm that Pepi is, in fact, “the striker that was promised”? 2) What are our predictions for Michael Bradley‘s future? Coach? Analyst? Simply retire? 3) Why does Sergiño Dest play at leftback? Is it due to a lack of quality on the left? An over abundance on the right? What is it? 4) If USMNT Twitter was a song, what would it be and why? And if the USMNT was a song, what would it be? 5) Who would we realistically like to manage the USMNT after the 2022 World Cup cycle?  6) Is it too late to for players like Luca de la Torre or Sebastian Soto to wade their way into the mix for the USMNT during WCQ?  7) How is Gianluca Busio doing with Venezia in Italy? Is he helping his USMNT chances? Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... The NBA! This episode is sponsored by the NBA and their