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

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 Feb 8, 2019
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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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Euro 2020: Czechs break Scottish hearts all the way from midfield, Slovakia's formational fluidity has Poland seeing red, and Spain v Sweden was either boring or fascinating
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On our latest EURO 2020 review show, Taylor, Graham, Ryan, and Joe talk through the day’s three games. Up first, Ryan puts on his best Sympathetic Tone to get Graham's thoughts on Scotland's loss to the Czech Republic, including what manager Steve Clarke could have done in the absence of Kieran Tierney. After that, Joe and Taylor do their best to break down why Slovakia's positional fluidity creates so many problems for Poland but why their red card was probably the biggest, and then it's on to Spain v Sweden, which Taylor contends was 50% amazing and then 50% sleep-inducing. Sponsors!  Artifact! With Father's Day right around the corner, let the folks at HeyArtifact.com help you with some gift ideas! AmericanGiant! Get 15% off your order when you use the code "TSS" at American-Giant.com Helix Sleep! Check out HelixSleep.com/TSS to get up to $200 off and two free pillows! Heineken! With a busy summer of soccer on the way, stay refreshed with the crisp taste of Heineken! LinkedIn! Get your first job posting for free at LinkedIn.com/TSS BlueChew! Get your first month free using the promo code TSS at BlueChew.com! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 15, 2021
Euro 2020: Southgate’s setup pays off vs. Croatia, Alaba the hero against Pandev's North Macedonia, and De Boer’s Dutch leave the De Door open for Ukraine
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On our latest EURO 2020 review show, Taylor, Graham, Ryan, and Joe talk through the day’s three games. Up first is England vs. Croatia. Did Southgate get his lineup right? And why couldn’t Croatia threaten in the attack. Then it’s on to Austria vs. North Macedonia, where we saw David Alaba conducting from the back while Goran Pandev nabbed himself a goal! Finally, it’s on to a chat about all of the crazy action from the Netherlands vs. Ukraine. Did De Boer have a real tactical approach? And how did Ukraine find so much space in the second half? We talk about all that - and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 13, 2021
Euro 2020: The soccer community rallies in support of Christian Eriksen, plus Lukaku rattles Russia
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Day two of the European Championships was a tough one for the soccer community, where sporting events were overshadowed by near-tragedy in Copenhagen as Denmark's Christian Eriksen collapsed on the field. Ryan, Taylor, Graham and Joe convene to process the incident—and show thanks to the players, officials and medical teams who helped save the midfielder's life. Also, the team look at the games in Baku and St. Petersburg, where a plucky Wales side managed to hold Switzerland to a draw, and Belgium thoroughly outclassed Russia without getting into top gear. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 12, 2021
Euro 2020: Turkey v Italy! Italy back with a vengeance, Turkey roasted, and a look ahead to tomorrow’s games
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It's finally here! The 2020(?) European Championship kicked off on Friday, with Turkey and Italy facing off at the Stadio Olimpico. Taylor, Graham, and Joe combine to review that Turkey/Italy game, talking about standout performers, each team's tactical setup, and so much more. Plus, our hosts look ahead to tomorrow's set of games and give some very specific predictions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 11, 2021
Allocation Disorder: Cheating in MLS, is Jorge Mas American soccer’s Jerry Jones, takeaways from the USMNT’s recent slate of games, and more
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On this episode of Allocation Disorder, Paul and Sam discuss some recent developments in the Inter Miami situation (which is more colloquially known as “That One Time Inter Miami Had 5 DPs”). Can Miami and owner Jorge Mas drive MLS forward? Then, it’s on to USMNT talk! What did Paul and Sam learn from the USMNT’s last four games? Find out about that - and much more - on the show. Sponsors!  BlueChew! Get your first month free using the promo code TSS at BlueChew.com! Heineken! With a busy summer of soccer on the way, stay refreshed with the crisp taste of Heineken! Credit Karma! Head to creditcarma.com/TSS to check out Credit Karma’s personalized selection of credit cards and loans! Wealthfront! To get your first $5,000 managed for FREE, for life, go to weathfront.com/tss! Sunday! Visit sunday.com/TSS to get $20 off your custom lawn plan! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 11, 2021
"How do you watch a game, what do you watch for, and what non-soccer thing is keeping you sane?" Getting to know your TSS Euro 2020 hosts
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The 2020 European Championships are right around the corner. We've previewed every group and will be covering every game on the show. But! We haven't yet talked to the co-hosts who will be contributing to our coverage of the tournament this summer. So, on this episode, Taylor is joined by Graham, Joe and Ryan as they discuss how they first got into covering soccer, why they wanted to do so in the first place, their rooting interests and non-soccer hobbies, and (maybe most importantly) how each host watches soccer and what they tend to focus on when they do. Plus, there's baking chat, Simpsons references, and only one glaring technical error! Sponsors!  BlueChew! Get your first month free using the promo code TSS at BlueChew.com! Heineken! With a busy summer of soccer on the way, stay refreshed with the crisp taste of Heineken! Credit Karma! Head to creditcarma.com/TSS to check out Credit Karma’s personalized selection of credit cards and loans! Wealthfront! To get your first $5,000 managed for FREE, for life, go to weathfront.com/tss! Sunday! Visit sunday.com/TSS to get $20 off your custom lawn plan! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 10, 2021
USMNT v Costa Rica deep-dive review: Tyler Adams shines, goals galore, tactical analysis, and much, much more
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On this episode, Taylor and Joe dive into the USMNT's matchup with Costa Rica from Wednesday night. How did the U.S. look in their final game before many of their top players head off for summer vacation? Did we see any tactical wrinkles from Gregg Berhalter? Which players showed especially well? We talk about all that and much, much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 09, 2021
Copa America 2021: Felipe Cardenas discusses the situation in Brazil, the teams that are best positioned heading into the tournament, and why so many squads have so many familiar faces
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Felipe Cardenas of The Athletic returns to provide some much-needed updates on this summer's Copa America. If you missed our recent Soccer 101 explainer, you can find it here. On today's show, we get into how Brazil became the new host nation, as well as the problems that could arise from a government that still isn't taking the Covid-19 pandemic seriously. Plus, which managers are in the most secure positions and which ones are in the least, the tiers of quality when it comes to the current Conmebol pool, and the squads most likely to make deep runs this summer. There's also a pretty shocking anecdote in youth soccer in Ohio vs youth soccer in Argentina, and some positive words for Venezuela and Bolivia! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 09, 2021
Euro Group F Preview: France, Germany, Portugal & Hungary
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The time to discuss the fabled GROUP OF DEATH is upon us! Ryan, Taylor, Graham and Joe convene to preview Group F, which contains reigning champions Portugal, World Cup holders France, perennial victors Germany and a Hungary side that is not to be sniffed at! Sponsors!  BlueChew! Get your first month free using the promo code TSS at BlueChew.com! Heineken! With a busy summer of soccer on the way, stay refreshed with the crisp taste of Heineken! Credit Karma! Head to creditcarma.com/TSS to check out Credit Karma’s personalized selection of credit cards and loans! Wealthfront! To get your first $5,000 managed for FREE, for life, go to weathfront.com/tss! Sunday! Visit sunday.com/TSS to get $20 off your custom lawn plan! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 09, 2021
Euro Group E Preview: Spain, Sweden, Poland, and Slovakia
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The gang continues their Euro 2020 group previews, profiling Group E. Taylor, Graham, Joe, and Ryan discuss Spain, Sweden, Poland, and Slovakia! Are Spain tournament favorites? Is Sweden set up for success, tactically speaking? Will opposing teams be able to stop Robert Lewandowski? Can Slovakia cause their group-mates any real problems? We talk about all that - and much, much more. Sponsors!  BlueChew! Get your first month free using the promo code TSS at BlueChew.com! Heineken! With a busy summer of soccer on the way, stay refreshed with the crisp taste of Heineken! Credit Karma! Head to creditcarma.com/TSS to check out Credit Karma’s personalized selection of credit cards and loans! Wealthfront! To get your first $5,000 managed for FREE, for life, go to weathfront.com/tss! Sunday! Visit sunday.com/TSS to get $20 off your custom lawn plan! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 08, 2021
USMNT v Mexico deep-dive review! An instant USMNT classic, VAR drama, back-and-forth play, Berhalter's tactical adjustments, and so much more
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After rewatching Sunday night's matchup between the USMNT and Mexico in the Concacaf Nations League Final, Taylor and Joe are back with a deep-dive review. How did the U.S. approach this final? How did Gregg Berhalter and Tata Martino set up their teams? Who performed well? And who struggled? We talk about all of those things and so, so, so much more. Sponsors!  BlueChew! Get your first month free using the promo code TSS at BlueChew.com! Heineken! With a busy summer of soccer on the way, stay refreshed with the crisp taste of Heineken! Credit Karma! Head to creditcarma.com/TSS to check out Credit Karma’s personalized selection of credit cards and loans! Wealthfront! To get your first $5,000 managed for FREE, for life, go to weathfront.com/tss! Sunday! Visit sunday.com/TSS to get $20 off your custom lawn plan! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 07, 2021
USMNT v Mexico quick take hot take review!
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Taylor and Joe give their initial thoughts on the USMNT's matchup with Mexico in Sunday night's Nations League Final. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 06, 2021
Euro Group D Preview: England, Scotland, Croatia and the Czech Republic
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Euro 2020 Group D: it’s the place to be! Ryan, Taylor, Joe and Graham are on hand to preview England, Scotland, Croatia and the Czech Republic. Will England live up to their rep as tournament favorites? Can the Tartan Army cause an upset? Will Croatia build on their impressive World Cup campaign? Can the Czech Republic ruffle some feathers and escape a very tricky group? All that, and much more will be discussed!  Sponsors!  BlueChew! Get your first month free using the promo code TSS at BlueChew.com! Freshly! Go to Freshly.com/TSS for $40 off your first two orders! Aura! Go to Aura.com/TSS to get access before anyone else and 3 months for free! ManScaped! Get 20% off and free shipping with the code TSS at Manscaped.com!  Heineken! With a busy summer of soccer on the way, stay refreshed with the crisp taste of Heineken! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 04, 2021
Allocation Disorder: Inter Miami’s punishment for breaking MLS’s roster rules, analysis of the sanctions, reaction from around the league, and much more
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On this week’s episode of Allocation Disorder, Paul and Sam talk all about the Inter Miami situation (also known as That One Time When Inter Miami Had Five DPs). How severe is the punishment? What does it mean for the club’s future? What do figures from around the league think of this situation? Paul and Sam talk about all of those things and a whole bunch of other good stuff. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 04, 2021
USMNT v Honduras deep dive review: analyzing the U.S.’s first competitive game under Berhalter since 2019
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Taylor and Joe break down the USMNT’s latest match: their game against Honduras on Thursday night in the Concacaf Nations League semifinals. How did the U.S. look? Who played well? Who struggled? We talk about all three of those things - and much, much more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 04, 2021
Euro Group C Preview: Netherlands, Ukraine, Austria, and North Macedonia
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It’s Group C time, baby! Taylor, Ryan, Graham, and Joe team up to preview the Netherlands, Ukraine, Austria, and North Macedonia. Can North Macedonia play spoiler and do to their group stage opponents what they did to Germany recently? How might David Alaba and Austria set up? What will Andriy Shevchenko’s Ukraine team look like? And, uh, Frank de Boer is an actor now? All that - and much, much more - on the show. Sponsors!  BlueChew! Get your first month free using the promo code TSS at BlueChew.com! Freshly! Go to Freshly.com/TSS for $40 off your first two orders! Aura! Go to Aura.com/TSS to get access before anyone else and 3 months for free! ManScaped! Get 20% off and free shipping with the code TSS at Manscaped.com!  Heineken! With a busy summer of soccer on the way, stay refreshed with the crisp taste of Heineken! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 03, 2021
Euro Group B Preview: Denmark, Finland, Belgium and Russia
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We continue our preview of the European Championships by taking a look at Group B, which consists of Denmark, Finland, Belgium, and Russia. Who are the EagleOwls and, more importantly, what is an EagleOwl? Will any Laudrups be involved for Denmark and, if not, will there at least be a Schmeichel? Can Bobby Martinez and Belgium win it all, and can Russia cover the marathon-levels of distance they did in 2018? All those questions answered, and a few more as well! Plus, what should viewers expect from these four teams in terms of on-field styles, key players, potential breakout players, and a whole bunch more! Sponsors!  BlueChew! Get your first month free using the promo code TSS at BlueChew.com! Freshly! Go to Freshly.com/TSS for $40 off your first two orders! Aura! Go to Aura.com/TSS to get access before anyone else and 3 months for free! ManScaped! Get 20% off and free shipping with the code TSS at Manscaped.com!  Heineken! With a busy summer of soccer on the way, stay refreshed with the crisp taste of Heineken! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 02, 2021
Euro Group A Preview: Chiesa and Italy the favorites, Switzerland’s established setup, Turkey’s defensive approach, Wales under new manager Robert Page, and much more
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Today’s show kicks off our coverage of the 2020(?) European Championship! Taylor, Ryan, Graham, and Joe combine to preview Group A, which is made up of Italy, Switzerland, Turkey, and Wales. What should viewers expect from these four teams in terms of on-field styles? Who are the key players? What about potential breakout players? All that, and so much more, on the show! Sponsors!  BlueChew! Get your first month free using the promo code TSS at BlueChew.com! Freshly! Go to Freshly.com/TSS for $40 off your first two orders! Aura! Go to Aura.com/TSS to get access before anyone else and 3 months for free! ManScaped! Get 20% off and free shipping with the code TSS at Manscaped.com!  Heineken! With a busy summer of soccer on the way, stay refreshed with the crisp taste of Heineken! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 01, 2021
Champions League Final review: how Chelsea gave City the Blues! Plus Listener Questions!
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Ryan, Taylor and Joe convene to break down everything that happened in an entertaining Champions League Final between Chelsea and Manchester City! Plus, the TSS gang answer some listener questions! Hurrah! Sponsors!  BlueChew! Get your first month free using the promo code TSS at BlueChew.com! Freshly! Go to Freshly.com/TSS for $40 off your first two orders! Aura! Go to Aura.com/TSS to get access before anyone else and 3 months for free! ManScaped! Get 20% off and free shipping with the code TSS at Manscaped.com!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 31, 2021
USMNT v Switzerland deep dive review: strong opposition, standout performers, tactical observations, and much, much more
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On this episode, Taylor and Joe analyze the USMNT's latest match: their battle with Switzerland on Sunday. No spoilers, but we talk about each team's tactical approach, notable individual performances, what the U.S. did well, what needs to improve, and much, much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 31, 2021
Allocation Disorder: U.S. Soccer ends their partnership with SUM, going inside the MLS fan landscape, answering your questions, and much more
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On this week’s episode of Allocation Disorder, Paul and Sam start out by analyzing U.S. Soccer’s decision to end their partnership with Soccer United Marketing. What are the pros and cons of this move? What does it mean for Major League Soccer? And how could it impact MLS’s ability to negotiate their next TV deal? After discussing all of those things, Paul and Sam move onto a chat about MLS’s fan landscape and answer some of your lovely questions! Sponsors! American Giant! Get 15% off when you use code TSS at American-Giant.com! Heineken! With a busy summer of soccer on the way, stay refreshed with the crisp taste of Heineken! ManScaped! Get 20% off & free shipping, with the code TSS at Manscaped.com! Policygenius! You can save 50% or more on life insurance by comparing quotes at Policygenius.com! BetterHelp! Get 10% off your first month at BetterHelp.com/TSS! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 28, 2021
Champions League Final preview! We take a deep-dive tactical look Manchester City v Chelsea
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Joe, Ryan and Taylor get into the details' details about this weekend's Champions League Final. We start off focusing on City and their 800 different lineup/formation possibilities, before moving on to Chelsea, who are courteous enough to at least play the same shape every week. Along the way, we discuss the critical match-ups and tactical battles that could make all the difference, try to figure out how much Christian Pulisic will factor into things, and give some Very Specific Predictions for the Actual Super League's final game! Sponsors! American Giant! Get 15% off when you use code TSS at American-Giant.com! Heineken! With a busy summer of soccer on the way, stay refreshed with the crisp taste of Heineken! ManScaped! Get 20% off & free shipping, with the code TSS at Manscaped.com! Policygenius! You can save 50% or more on life insurance by comparing quotes at Policygenius.com! BetterHelp! Get 10% off your first month at BetterHelp.com/TSS! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 27, 2021
Which title win was most impressive, would Liverpool have been top of the league with Virgil van Dijk, which relegated players should bigger teams sign, and more end-of-season listener questions
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Now that many of Europe’s top leagues have finished up their domestic seasons, Taylor, Ryan, and Joe combine to answer some end-of-the-season themed listener questions! You can find the full list of questions down below: 1) Which title win from Europe’s top five leagues was the most impressive this year? 2) Who are some players from relegated teams around Europe that would really benefit some teams that stayed up? 3) Would Liverpool have challenged for the Premier League title if Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez had stayed healthy? 4) Are there any teams who spent much of the season at the bottom of their league but started to hit their stride toward the end of the season?  5) Will Taylor admit that Manchester City are a bigger club than Manchester United if City win the Champions League Final on Saturday? 6) What story or event in the world would have made Daryl the happiest this season? 7) What were the best (and worst) transfers this season? Sponsors! American Giant! Get 15% off when you use code TSS at American-Giant.com! Heineken! With a busy summer of soccer on the way, stay refreshed with the crisp taste of Heineken! ManScaped! Get 20% off & free shipping, with the code TSS at Manscaped.com! Policygenius! You can save 50% or more on life insurance by comparing quotes at Policygenius.com! BetterHelp! Get 10% off your first month at BetterHelp.com/TSS! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 26, 2021
Americans Abroad Season Review w/Adam Belz! Best transfer, most impressive trophy, best defender, midfielder, and attacker, and more; plus plenty of Nations League USMNT roster talk
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For this special end-of-season Americans abroad review show, Taylor and Joe are joined by the Scuffed Podcast's Adam Belz to talk about the season that was for Americans playing across the Atlantic. Which American made the best move? Which American is most in need of a move? Which player in each position group had the best season? We answer those questions - and many more! Before handing out those awards, Taylor, Joe, and Belz discuss the USMNT's roster for their upcoming Nations League games. Plus, what does this four game window represent for the USMNT? Belz has thoughts. Sponsors! American Giant! Get 15% off when you use code TSS at American-Giant.com! Heineken! With a busy summer of soccer on the way, stay refreshed with the crisp taste of Heineken! ManScaped! Get 20% off & free shipping, with the code TSS at Manscaped.com! Policygenius! You can save 50% or more on life insurance by comparing quotes at Policygenius.com! BetterHelp! Get 10% off your first month at BetterHelp.com/TSS! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 25, 2021
Weekend Review! Atleti take the spoils (and ruin it for the Royals), Liverpool toil and PSG recoil!
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Ryan, Taylor and Graham convene to discuss the denouement of Europe’s biggest leagues, and more! La Liga title race: Atletico Madrid picked up their first title since 2014 on a highly dramatic final day in Spain! Premier League conclusion: Chelsea and Liverpool squeaked into the Champions League spots on the final day, thanks in part to Leicester’s (on-brand) poor end to the season. Was this finish Jurgen Klopp’s greatest Liverpool triumph?  Bundesliga final day: Robert Lewandowski broke Gerd Muller’s goalscoring record with his 41st of the season in Bayern’s 5-2 win over Augsburg! Serie A conclusion: Napoli Leicester-ed their way our of Champions League contention, while Juventus snuck back on to Europe’s top table! Seattle Sounders vs. Atlanta Utd: Seattle’s undefeated season continues, but Atlanta showed some encouraging signs of improvement as they limbed to third in the East.  Sponsors! American Giant! Get 15% off when you use code TSS at American-Giant.com! Heineken! With a busy summer of soccer on the way, stay refreshed with the crisp taste of Heineken! ManScaped! Get 20% off & free shipping, with the code TSS at Manscaped.com! Policygenius! You can save 50% or more on life insurance by comparing quotes at Policygenius.com! BetterHelp! Get 10% off your first month at BetterHelp.com/TSS! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 24, 2021
Allocation Disorder: MLS Budget XI, questionable contracts, which teams are spending poorly, and more analysis of MLS Salary Dump Day; plus, the return of the Columbus Crew
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On this week's episode of Allocation Disorder, Paul and Sam discuss one of the purest joys on the Major League Soccer calendar: Salary Dump Day. Which teams are throwing good money after bad? Which teams are putting their dollars to good use? What lessons can we (or future MLS expansion teams) learn from the salary data? After answering all of those questions, our hosts move on to talk about the return of the Columbus Crew and the USMNT's roster for their May 30th game against Switzerland. Sponsors! American Giant! Get 15% off when you use code TSS at American-Giant.com! Helix! Helix is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders AND two free pillows for our listeners at HelixSleep.com/TSS!  Heineken! With a busy summer of soccer on the way, stay refreshed with the crisp taste of Heineken! Wealthfront! To get your first $5,000 managed for FREE, for life, go to wealthfront.com/TSS! LinkedIn! LinkedIn Jobs will help you hire the right person for your role. And, your first job post is free! Just visit LinkedIn.com/TSS! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 21, 2021
Sam Stejskal discusses the latest USMNT roster, 2021 MLS Salary Dump Day, and the issues facing both Columbus and Cincinnati
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Sam Stejskal of The Athletic and the Allocation Disorder podcast is back on TSS and ready to talk about, first and foremost, dogs. But then! It's on to the latest USMNT roster: who's in, who will play where, and why we might not see a lot of these faces again this summer. After that, we take a look at the latest MLS Salary Dump (Sam's favorite day of the year according to Taylor) and share some thoughts about the present situations of both FC Cincinnati and the Columbus Crew. Sponsors! American Giant! Get 15% off when you use code TSS at American-Giant.com! Helix! Helix is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders AND two free pillows for our listeners at HelixSleep.com/TSS!  Heineken! With a busy summer of soccer on the way, stay refreshed with the crisp taste of Heineken! Wealthfront! To get your first $5,000 managed for FREE, for life, go to wealthfront.com/TSS! LinkedIn! LinkedIn Jobs will help you hire the right person for your role. And, your first job post is free! Just visit LinkedIn.com/TSS! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 20, 2021
Is it Chris Richards’ time to shine with the USMNT, how did Sporting CP win the league, is the five sub rule here to stay, and more listener questions
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On this episode, Taylor, Ryan, and Joe assemble (not unlike the Avengers) to answer your listener questions. Is it Chris Richards Time for the United States Men's National Team? How did Sporting Clube de Portugal win their first league title in 19 years? Answers to both of those questions, and many more, on the show. You can find the full list of questions that we discussed down below! 1) With Aaron Long's recent injury, is it Chris Richards' time to shine for the USMNT? 2) How are player ratings determined? Is the rating completely statistical or is there a subjective element? 3) What can MLS do to better develop players who are in their early 20's to help provide solid depth for the USMNT? 4) Theoretically, if COVID restrictions were lifted and it was 100% safe to travel, what city would we visit to see both the best soccer and have the best vacation experience this summer?  5) How did Sporting Clube de Portugal win the Portuguese league for the first time in nearly two decades? 6) Is the five sub rule here to stay? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 19, 2021
Weekend Review: American Edition, featuring Gio Reyna, Weston McKennie, John Brooks, Eryk Williamson, and more!
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Taylor and Joe chat about some of the most notable performances by USMNT-eligible players from around the world. From the Pacific Northwest to Turin, you can find the list of players discussed down below! 1) Eryk Williamson, Portland Timbers 2) Julian Araujo, LA Galaxy 3) Weston McKennie, Juventus 4) Christian Pulisic, Chelsea 5) Gio Reyna, Borussia Dortmund 6) John Brooks, Wolfsburg Sponsors! American Giant! Get 15% off when you use code TSS at American-Giant.com! Helix! Helix is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders AND two free pillows for our listeners at HelixSleep.com/TSS!  Heineken! With a busy summer of soccer on the way, stay refreshed with the crisp taste of Heineken! Wealthfront! To get your first $5,000 managed for FREE, for life, go to wealthfront.com/TSS! LinkedIn! LinkedIn Jobs will help you hire the right person for your role. And, your first job post is free! Just visit LinkedIn.com/TSS! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 18, 2021
Weekend Review: Vardy has an in-car party as Leicester win the FA Cup, Lieke Martens leads Barcelona to Champions League triumph, and the title race in Spain is almost as tight as it was in Turkey
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Ryan, Taylor and Graham convene to discuss an emotion-filled weekend in the beautiful game! - Chelsea vs. Leicester: With fans back at Wembley Stadium, Leicester treated us to one of the all-time great FA Cup Finals. But did Tactics Tommy get his approach wrong? - Chelsea vs. Barcelona: It all went wrong for Emma Hayes’ triumphant Chelsea in the Champions League Final, where they met a Barcelona side who seemed to be playing an entirely different sport, such was their mastery of the occasion! - Juventus vs. Internazionale: With penalties, red cards and no shortage of drama, the Derby D’Italia was an eventful one! - The Spanish Title Race: Things are going down to the last day in Spain between the Madrid sides, while Barcelona fluffed their lines against Celta.  Plus, we discuss the Turkish and French title races, Rangers’ unbeaten streak, and more! Sponsors! American Giant! Get 15% off when you use code TSS at American-Giant.com! Helix! Helix is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders AND two free pillows for our listeners at HelixSleep.com/TSS!  Wealthfront! To get your first $5,000 managed for FREE, for life, go to wealthfront.com/TSS! LinkedIn! LinkedIn Jobs will help you hire the right person for your role. And, your first job post is free! Just visit LinkedIn.com/TSS Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 17, 2021
What went wrong for Juventus this season and where do they go from here? Christine Cupo has thoughts
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Christine Cupo from the Juventibus Twitch stream makes her debut appearance on The Total Soccer Show to discuss the season so far for Juventus. She tackles the burning questions, like... Was there complacency from the start of the season? Should the club have parted ways with Sarri and why had things become so untenable? Who deserves the largest share of the blame for the way things have panned out? Will Weston McKennie continue to be a key player for them next season, regardless of who is in charge? Has Ronaldo become the solution to some problems but the cause of several others? What needs to happen from both the coaching and roster perspectives to get things back on track? We (mostly she) also take a look at how Milan have had such a strong campaign, why Roma opted for Mourinho, the reasons for Gennaro Gattuso walking away from Napoli, and much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 14, 2021
Allocation Disorder: Felipe Cárdenas on Atlanta United's decline, coaching decisions, and front office power struggles; plus Columbus Crew rebrand talk
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On this episode of Allocation Disorder, Paul and Sam are joined by The Athletic's Felipe Cárdenas for a fascinating discussion about Felipe's recent story, titled "The battles for control through Atlanta United’s rapid ascent and sudden backslide". Why has Atlanta United fallen off over the last few seasons? Why didn't they hire Marcelo Bielsa when they had the chance? And what pushed them to hire a European manager as their next coach after Tata Martino? Felipe, Paul, and Sam talk about all of those things - and much more. After the Atlanta United chat, our intrepid trio discuss the Columbus Crew's questionable rebrand. Sam has thoughts, everybody. Sam has thoughts. Sponsors!  Magic Spoon! Visit MagicSpoon.com/TSS and use the code TSS to save five dollars on your order! American Giant! Get 15% off when you use code TSS at American-Giant.com! Freshly! Go to Freshly.com/TSS for $40 off your first two orders! Raycon! Head to BuyRaycon.com/TSS to get 15% off your entire order! Dell! Search for the Dell Technologies Small Business Podference on Spotify, Apple podcasts, or Audacy.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 14, 2021
Paul Tenorio on the Columbus Crew rebrand, the MLS team that did rebranding right, and the most fun teams to watch this season
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Paul Tenorio is back on the show (in a non-Allocation Disorder fashion) to discuss the Columbus Crew rebrand and why the folks in charge assume changing a logo means more butts in seats. We take a look at the process that led to the rebrand, why Crew ownership thought it was necessary, and where we go from here. Plus, the team that did rebranding right, the clubs that have the most authentic approach to messaging, and the most exciting teams in the league so far this season! Sponsors!  Magic Spoon! Visit MagicSpoon.com/TSS and use the code TSS to save five dollars on your order! American Giant! Get 15% off when you use code TSS at American-Giant.com! Freshly! Go to Freshly.com/TSS for $40 off your first two orders! Raycon! Head to BuyRaycon.com/TSS to get 15% off your entire order! Dell! Search for the Dell Technologies Small Business Podference on Spotify, Apple podcasts, or Audacy.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 13, 2021
Are Bradley and Jozy done with the USMNT, which active Premier League players are future hall-of-famers, why doesn’t CFG move players like Red Bull, and more listener questions
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It’s listener question time! Ryan, Taylor, and Joe combine to answer your lovely inquiries, ranging from under-the-radar Americans who we might see at the Gold Cup, to which active Premier League players are future hall-of-famers, to why fans on non-Big Six clubs should be glad that the Super League isn’t happening, to so much more. You can find the full list of questions down below: 1) With Jozy Altidore and Michael Bradley not on Gregg Berhalter’s Nations League roster, are their national team careers over? 2) Which non-capped USMNT-eligible players could we see in the Gold Cup? 3) Why should fans of non-Big Six teams be happy that the fan outrage against the Super League has essentially maintained the status quo?  4) Who would win a fictional, retroactive “Hottest Soccer Player” bracket from the 2018 World Cup? 5) Which active Premier League players will be future hall-of-famers? 6) Why doesn’t City Football Group move players through their sister clubs in the same way that Red Bull does? 7) Is it better to find young players who are positionally flexible or who excel in one spot? Sponsors!  Dell! Search for the Dell Technologies Small Business Podference on Spotify, Apple podcasts, or Audacy.com. American Giant! Get 15% off when you use code TSS at American-Giant.com! Magic Spoon! Visit MagicSpoon.com/TSS and use the code TSS to save five dollars on your order! Freshly! Go to Freshly.com/TSS for $40 off your first two orders! Raycon! Head to BuyRaycon.com/TSS to get 15% off your entire order! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 12, 2021
Weekend Review: American Edition w/ Joe Lowery, featuring Christian Pulisic, Sergino Dest, Brenden Aaronson, and many more!
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Joe and Taylor discuss Gregg Berhalter's provisional roster for the Concacaf Nations League Finals this summer, and then it's on to discussing some of the most interesting performances by USMNT-eligible players around the world (aka - in North America and Europe). Players discussed: 1) Brenden Aaronson (Red Bull Salzburg) 2) Christian Pulisic (Chelsea) 3) Bryan Reynolds (Roma) 4) Sergino Dest (Barcelona) 5) Paxton Pomykal (FC Dallas) 6) Disney Villain AKA Cade Cowell (San Jose) Sponsors!  Dell! Search for the Dell Technologies Small Business Podference on Spotify, Apple podcasts, or Audacy.com. American Giant! Get 15% off when you use code TSS at American-Giant.com! Magic Spoon! Visit MagicSpoon.com/TSS and use the code TSS to save five dollars on your order! Freshly! Go to Freshly.com/TSS for $40 off your first two orders! Raycon! Head to BuyRaycon.com/TSS to get 15% off your entire order! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 11, 2021
Weekend Review! Chelsea win Champions League Final dress rehearsal & La Liga's title race rages on!
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Ryan, Taylor and Graham are here to discuss the biggest games of the weekend! And Graham’s OnlyFans account! -Man City vs Chelsea: The Champions League dress rehearsal didn’t go well for Man City, who saw the game turn when Sergio Aguero decided to do his Ademola Lookman penalty tribute. -Barcelona vs. Atletico Madrid: A vital game in the Liga title race ended in a stalemate, in which Leo Messi *almost* scored an all-time great goal. -Borussia Dortmund vs. RB Leipzig: Dortmund helped Bayern Munich win the title this weekend by taking three points from Leipzig, who were uncharacteristically disorganized in the back. -LA Galaxy vs. LAFC: Greg Vanney’s side got back to winning ways in El Trafico, where Chicharito once again was able to steal the headlines. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 10, 2021
Allocation Disorder: Using El Tráfico to explain roster building cycles in MLS, club rebuilds, the challenge of selling players midseason, and more
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On this week’s episode of Allocation Disorder, Paul and Sam use this Saturday’s edition of El Tráfico a jumping-off point for a discussion about roster building cycles in MLS (which is something that LAFC is dealing with right now), club rebuilds (which is something that the Galaxy are dealing with right now), the challenges of selling players midseason, and more. Then it’s on to a conversation about the value of MLS experience and some under-the-radar MLS players that have impressed Paul and Sam so far this year. Sponsors!  Dell! Search ‘Dell Technologies Small Business Podference’ on Spotify, Apple podcasts, or Audacy.com starting May 10th Heineken! With a busy summer of soccer on the way, stay refreshed with the crisp taste of Heineken! Magic Spoon! Go to magicspoon.com/TSS to save five dollars off your order! Artifact! If you’re struggling for a gift this Mother’s Day, check out HeyArtifact.com/mom to see their ideas or to create one of your own! Better Help! Get 10% off your first month by visiting BetterHelp.com/TSS Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 07, 2021
Manuel Veth on the managerial merry-go-round in Germany, the best performing Americans in the Bundesliga, and the changes Jesse Marsch could make to Leipzig's playing style
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Taylor is joined by Transfermarkt's Manuel Veth to discuss the managerial key party that is the Bundesliga coaching situation. We get into what Germany will look like this summer in Jogi Lowe's final outing (and where he might go from here), how Bayern got their man in Julian Nagelsmann but still have a lot to figure out if they want to make sure he doesn't walk away a la Hansi Flick, and the changes Jesse Marsch will bring to Leipzig's playing style (plus the players that might leave before he takes charge and the possible replacements that could come in). And we close by discussing the most impressive performances by Americans in the Bundesliga this season, and some transfer speculation as well (Sancho, Haaland, and several others included there). Sponsors!  Dell! Search ‘Dell Technologies Small Business Podference’ on Spotify, Apple podcasts, or Audacy.com starting May 10th Heineken! With a busy summer of soccer on the way, stay refreshed with the crisp taste of Heineken! Magic Spoon! Go to magicspoon.com/TSS to save five dollars off your order! Artifact! If you’re struggling for a gift this Mother’s Day, check out HeyArtifact.com/mom to see their ideas or to create one of your own! Better Help! Get 10% off your first month by visiting BetterHelp.com/TSS Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 06, 2021
Champions League(s) Review! Tuchel's Chelsea vs. Zidane's Real Madrid, Manchester "Atletico" City vs. PSG, and analysis of Tuesday’s CCL games
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Ryan, Graham, and Joe team up to talk Champions Leagues! First, it's some UEFA Champions League chat with discussion of Chelsea vs. Real Madrid and Manchester City vs. PSG. Just how good was Thomas Tuchel's Chelsea team against Madrid? Has Pep been reading a Diego Simeone biography? And what's the deal with an all-English UCL Final? Then, it's on to the Concacaf Champions League, with analysis of the Philadelphia Union vs. Atlanta United and Toronto FC vs. Cruz Azul. From sideline spats, to Santiago Sosa's strike, to questions about how Chris Armas' Toronto team will play in the future, there's plenty to discuss! Sponsors!  Dell! Search ‘Dell Technologies Small Business Podference’ on Spotify, Apple podcasts, or Audacy.com starting May 10th Heineken! With a busy summer of soccer on the way, stay refreshed with the crisp taste of Heineken! Magic Spoon! Go to magicspoon.com/TSS to save five dollars off your order! Artifact! If you’re struggling for a gift this Mother’s Day, check out HeyArtifact.com/mom to see their ideas or to create one of your own! Better Help! Get 10% off your first month by visiting BetterHelp.com/TSS Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 05, 2021
Meg Linehan discusses the best offseason moves in NWSL, the looming Olympic roster decisions facing Vlatko Andonovski, and the challenges of covering women's soccer in our present world
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Meg Linehan of The Athletic is back on the show to discuss this weekend's NWSL Challenge Cup Final, as well as her thoughts on some of the best offseason moves in the league. Plus, which teams are looking strong (or as strong as ever) and which teams still have some work to do! There's also Taylor attempting to get Meg to make Olympic roster predictions, with ends on a more useful topic of HOW Vlatko might be approaching assembling his roster. And, up front, Meg gets into the challenges of covering women's soccer in the US and the ways in which both the intensity and meaningfulness of that coverage could be improved. Sponsors!  Dell! Search ‘Dell Technologies Small Business Podference’ on Spotify, Apple podcasts, or Audacy.com starting May 10th Heineken! With a busy summer of soccer on the way, stay refreshed with the crisp taste of Heineken! Magic Spoon! Go to magicspoon.com/TSS to save five dollars off your order! Artifact! If you’re struggling for a gift this Mother’s Day, check out HeyArtifact.com/mom to see their ideas or to create one of your own! Better Help! Get 10% off your first month by visiting BetterHelp.com/TSS Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 04, 2021
Weekend Review! Protests in Manchester, the Spanish title race & glory for Inter Milan!
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Ryan, Taylor and Graham discuss the weekend’s biggest games—including the one that didn’t actually take place! Manchester Utd vs. Liverpool: the biggest fixture in English soccer was postponed following protests from Red Devils fans aimed at their absentee owners. What exactly happened at Old Trafford, and what will follow? La Liga title race: Atletico Madrid, Barcelona and Real Madrid all noticed wins this weekend, keeping the race for Spanish silverware incredibly tight as we head down the final strait!  Serie A title race: Congrats to Inter Milan on winning their first scudetto in 11 years! How will Antonio Conte’s side build on this success, and how competitive will Juventus be next term?  Seattle Sounders vs. LA Galaxy: Chicharito and his Galaxy pals were brought back down to earth with a thud in Seattle, where Brian Schmetzer’s side dominated from the outset.  Sponsors!  Dell! Search ‘Dell Technologies Small Business Podference’ on Spotify, Apple podcasts, or Audacy.com starting May 10th Heineken! With a busy summer of soccer on the way, stay refreshed with the crisp taste of Heineken! Magic Spoon! Go to magicspoon.com/TSS to save five dollars off your order! Artifact! If you’re struggling for a gift this Mother’s Day, check out HeyArtifact.com/mom to see their ideas or to create one of your own! Better Help! Get 10% off your first month by visiting BetterHelp.com/TSS Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 03, 2021
What will Nagelsmann’s Bayern Munich team look like, is Jesse Marsch ready for Leipzig, should Dike be on Gregg Berhalter's World Cup Qualifying roster, and more listener questions
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Taylor, Adam Snavely, and Joe team up to answer your listener questions and talk CCL! We start out with CCL and try to get to the bottom of what on earth happened last night between the Columbus Crew and Monterrey and the Portland Timbers and Club América. Then, it’s on to the questions! 1) What can we expect from Bayern Munich under Julian Nagelsmann? And is Jesse Marsch ready for Leipzig? 2) Would Daryl Dike be on our respective personal World Cup Qualifying rosters? 3) Who are some players that are beloved for a heroic moment during a huge game, but otherwise had average to below-average careers? 4) Do you think the amount of talk about roster turnover from Olympic Qualifying to the actual Olympics had a negative effect on the players during Qualifying? 5) Would staggering which players jump in a wall be a better option than having players on the ground during a free kick?  6) How are official goal counts tallied? 7) Would Tottenham have obtained more points in a Super League season than Schalke have in the current Bundesliga season? Sponsors!  Heineken! With a busy summer of soccer on the way, stay refreshed with the crisp taste of Heineken! Magic Spoon! Go to magicspoon.com/TSS to save five dollars off your order! Policy Genius! You could save 50% or more by comparing life insurance quotes at PolicyGenius.com!  Sunday! Visit GetSunday.com/TSS to get $20 off your custom lawn plan at checkout! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 29, 2021
Champions Leagues Review: PSG v Manchester City, Real Madrid v Chelsea, and look at Tuesday's CCL games
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Joe, Ryan and Taylor have assembled to indirectly discuss the filmography of Christopher Nolan... but also to break down this week's Champions Leagues games! 1) PSG v Manchester City: why was one half so good for PSG and the other was, erm, the opposite? 2) Real Madrid v Chelsea: what was Tuchel's tactical approach and how did Real Madrid calm things down after a rough opening segment? 3) Atlanta v Philadelphia: how do you earn a resounding victory over a team that seems to define the term "mercurial?" Jim Curtin has answers 4) Toronto v Cruz Azul: Our Floridian Canadians have a lot of work to do! Sponsors!  Heineken! With a busy summer of soccer on the way, stay refreshed with the crisp taste of Heineken! Magic Spoon! Go to magicspoon.com/TSS to save five dollars off your order! Policy Genius! You could save 50% or more by comparing life insurance quotes at PolicyGenius.com!  Sunday! Visit GetSunday.com/TSS to get $20 off your custom lawn plan at checkout! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 29, 2021
Allocation Disorder: Discussing MLS’s Designated Player/Young Money tradeoff, Chicharito’s hot start, Atlanta and Philly's clash in CCL, and much more from around MLS
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On this episode of Allocation Disorder, Paul and Sam discuss some of MLS’s competitive balance issues, spending disparity, and a handful of roster rules. Then it’s on to a conversation about the Galaxy and Chicharito’s hot start, Atlanta United vs. the Philadelphia Union in CCL, and much, much, much more from around the world of MLS. Sponsors!  Heineken! With a busy summer of soccer on the way, stay refreshed with the crisp taste of Heineken! Magic Spoon! Go to magicspoon.com/TSS to save five dollars off your order! Policy Genius! You could save 50% or more by comparing life insurance quotes at PolicyGenius.com!  Sunday! Visit GetSunday.com/TSS to get $20 off your custom lawn plan at checkout! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 28, 2021
Americans abroad & domestic review! Cade Cowell’s masterclass for the Quakes, Aaronson auditions for Leipzig, the Musah Maneuver returns, and more; plus, previewing City vs. PSG
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Taylor and Joe chat about how a number of young American players, based both domestically and abroad, fared this past weekend. Just how good was Cade Cowell against FC Dallas on Saturday? What's up with Reggie Cannon at Boavista? How is Yunus Musah doing with Valencia? We talk about all of those things (and discuss many more Americans) before turning our attention to Wednesday's Champions League semifinal clash between Manchester City and PSG. Sponsors!  Heineken! With a busy summer of soccer on the way, stay refreshed with the crisp taste of Heineken! Magic Spoon! Go to magicspoon.com/TSS to save five dollars off your order! Policy Genius! You could save 50% or more by comparing life insurance quotes at PolicyGenius.com!  Sunday! Visit GetSunday.com/TSS to get $20 off your custom lawn plan at checkout! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 27, 2021
Weekend Review! Man City's latest silverware, Chelsea's lack of flair and Chicharito's three-goal affair!
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Ryan, Taylor and Graham convene for a look back at the weekend that was! - West Ham vs Chelsea: The Blues dealt a crucial blow to David Moyes in the battle for fourth place with their ‘professional’ (read: ‘slightly boring’) style! - Leeds vs Man Utd: It was honors even at Elland Road, where Marcelo Bielsa appears to have adapted his style to face the big boys. - Manchester City vs Tottenham: The Spurs trophy cabinet will continue to collect dust as Man City pull off the biggest 1-0 thrashing in the history of the game! - LA Galaxy vs. NY Red Bulls: Another MLS match day, another five-goal thriller! Defending was optional in a fantastically entertaining match in Carson, CA. Sponsors!  Heineken! With a busy summer of soccer on the way, stay refreshed with the crisp taste of Heineken! Magic Spoon! Go to magicspoon.com/TSS to save five dollars off your order! Policy Genius! You could save 50% or more by comparing life insurance quotes at PolicyGenius.com!  Sunday! Visit GetSunday.com/TSS to get $20 off your custom lawn plan at checkout! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 26, 2021
Allocation Disorder: Examining the Super League’s (theoretical) model in light of MLS’s structure, what the ESL drama means for MLS, takeaways from Week 1, and much more
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On this episode of Allocation Disorder, Paul and Sam sift through this week's Super League drama, but from an American soccer & Major League Soccer perspective. How similar is MLS's structure to the Super League's proposed structure? And what does all of this Super League talk mean for MLS? Then, after the Super League discussion, it's on to takeaways from MLS's opening weekend! Sponsors! SoFi! For facts, analysis, and updates related to markets and financial awareness, listen to the SoFi Daily podcast every weekday! Heineken! With a busy summer of soccer on the way, stay refreshed with the crisp taste of Heineken! Magic Spoon! Go to magicspoon.com/TSS to save five dollars off your order! Artifact! Save $40 on your first Artifact purchase—listen to find out how! Helix Sleep! Get up to $200 dollars off all mattress orders AND two free pillows at HelixSleep.com/TSS! Wealthfront! To get your first $5,000 managed for FREE, for life, go to wealthfront.com/TSS! American Giant! Get your Classic Full Zip Hoodie at american-giant.com today and use promo code TSS for 15% off your first order! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 23, 2021
Your questions answered! The season's most impactful signing, USWNT at the Olympics & reliving Rob Green's 2010 World Cup!
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Ryan, Taylor and Graham are here to answer listener questions—but not before sounding off on the latest updates of the demise of the European Super League! Topics include: the most impactful signing of the season, the use of VAR in the Premier League and players whose career was ruined by a huge mistake! Sponsors! SoFi! For facts, analysis, and updates related to markets and financial awareness, listen to the SoFi Daily podcast every weekday! Magic Spoon! Go to magicspoon.com/TSS to save five dollars off your order! Artifact! Save $40 on your first Artifact purchase—listen to find out how! Helix Sleep! Get up to $200 dollars off all mattress orders AND two free pillows at HelixSleep.com/TSS! Wealthfront! To get your first $5,000 managed for FREE, for life, go to wealthfront.com/TSS! American Giant! Get your Classic Full Zip Hoodie at american-giant.com today and use promo code TSS for 15% off your first order! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 22, 2021
The rise and abrupt fall of the European Super League w/ Adam Snavely (plus, a new Champions League format and the USA's Olympic group draw)
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With the European Super League now appearing to be dead in the water, Adam Snavely joins Taylor to discuss where things stand and how we got to this point. Plus, we try to get to the bottom of some big questions, like why did the owners ever think this would ever go well, what will happen next, how severe will any potential punishments be, what might this mean for MLS, the possibility that this was all a ploy, and much much more. Plus, we break down the new Champions League format that was agreed earlier in the week, and the USA's group at the Olympics this summer. Sponsors!  SoFi! For facts, analysis, and updates related to markets and financial awareness, listen to the SoFi Daily podcast every weekday! Magic Spoon! Go to magicspoon.com/TSS to save five dollars off your order! Artifact! Save $40 on your first Artifact purchase—listen to find out how! Helix Sleep! Get up to $200 dollars off all mattress orders AND two free pillows at HelixSleep.com/TSS! Wealthfront! To get your first $5,000 managed for FREE, for life, go to wealthfront.com/TSS! American Giant! Get your Classic Full Zip Hoodie at american-giant.com today and use promo code TSS for 15% off your first order! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 21, 2021
A motivated Chicharito means a happy Galaxy, a positive start for Montreal against Toronto in Florida, and Minnesota's fitness regimen requires revision: Jeff Reuter on MLS Week 1
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Jeff Rueter of The Athletic is back on the program to discuss some of the biggest moments from the opening weekend of the MLS season. We get into detail on: Inter Miami v LA Galaxy Seattle v Minnesota Montreal v Toronto Chicago v New England LAFC v Austin Plus, the best-run teams in the USL Championship and USL League One, why Week 10 is the most important week for analysis purposes, and why the league needs heroes and villains to be at its best. Sponsors!  SoFi! For facts, analysis, and updates related to markets and financial awareness, listen to the SoFi Daily podcast every weekday! Magic Spoon! Go to magicspoon.com/TSS to save five dollars off your order! Artifact! Save $40 on your first Artifact purchase—listen to find out how! Helix Sleep! Get up to $200 dollars off all mattress orders AND two free pillows at HelixSleep.com/TSS! Wealthfront! To get your first $5,000 managed for FREE, for life, go to wealthfront.com/TSS! American Giant! Get your Classic Full Zip Hoodie at american-giant.com today and use promo code TSS for 15% off your first order! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 20, 2021
Weekend Review! European Super League drama, Mourinho gets the boot, MLS returns & Messi wins another cup!
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Ryan, Taylor and Graham are here to discuss the weekend’s best action—and the story that could redefine the sport: the announcement of the breakaway European Super League. - The European Super League! A fundamental and seismic change to the sport at its highest level might be on the cards, with the announcement of a breakaway league. What does this mean for the teams involved, the players, and the sporting integrity of the beautiful game as a whole? - Jose Mourinho! The Special One was given his marching orders on Monday, a matter of days before the League Cup Final. Seems harsh, but there's a (cynical) reason for the timing... - Chelsea vs. Man City: The FA Cup! How quaint! We look at how Tommy Tuchel got the better of Pep Guardiola at Wembley! - Barcelona vs. Athletic Club: Lionel Messi got his hands on the (massive) Cope Del Rey trophy once again, at poor Bilbao's expense. - Inter Miami vs. LA Galaxy: The pick of the MLS litter on opening weekend was a thoroughly enjoyable affair in Fort Lauderdale! Sponsors!  SoFi! For facts, analysis, and updates related to markets and financial awareness, listen to the SoFi Daily podcast every weekday! Magic Spoon! Go to magicspoon.com/TSS to save five dollars off your order! Artifact! Save $40 on your first Artifact purchase—listen to find out how! Helix Sleep! Get up to $200 dollars off all mattress orders AND two free pillows at HelixSleep.com/TSS! Wealthfront! To get your first $5,000 managed for FREE, for life, go to wealthfront.com/TSS! American Giant! Get your Classic Full Zip Hoodie at american-giant.com today and use promo code TSS for 15% off your first order! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 19, 2021
Matt Doyle discusses the start of the 2021 MLS season: what makes Jim Curtin such a good coach, how Minnesota United can win the west, Bobby Wood's arrival at Real Salt Lake, and much much more!
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The Armchair Analyst himself is on the pod to discuss mezcal cocktails and cat ownership... and also the start of the 2021 MLS season. If you missed the chat with Sam Stejskal earlier in the week, scroll down the feed a bit and you'll find it. In this episode, we get into some of the teams that Sam and I didn't get to, including Toronto, Minnesota, Sporting KC, Orlando City, and many more. Plus. the deepest teams in the league and the current state NYCFC, who definitely aren't on the "deepest teams" list right now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 16, 2021
Allocation Disorder: MLS Predictions! MVP, Homegrown Player of the Year, Coach of the Year, Supporters’ Shield winner, MLS Cup winner, conference standings, and more
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MLS is (almost) back! With the start of the regular season knocking on the door, Paul and Sam make their predictions for the 2021 MLS season. Who’s going to be MVP? What about Homegrown Player of the Year? Which team will win the Supporters’ Shield? Which team will lift MLS Cup? Paul and Sam make those predictions and many, many, many more.  Sponsors!  Freshly is offering TSS listeners $40 off your first two orders at Freshly.com/TSS! LinkedIn Jobs can help you hire the right person for your role! And, your first job post is free. Visit LinkedIn.com/TSS to post your first job for free! Raycon is offering 15% off all their products at BuyRaycon.com/TSS!  BetterHelp! Get 10% off your first month at BetterHelp.com/TSS! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 16, 2021
Champions League(s) review! Man City & Real Madrid roll on, Toronto & Philadelphia stay strong!
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Ryan, Taylor and Joe return with analysis on two varieties of Champions League: UEFA and CONCACAF!  - Liverpool vs. Real Madrid: Los Blancos took advantage of the Reds’ lack of ‘electricity’ and bolted their way into the semifinals—despite missing several first-choice names. - Borussia Dortmund vs. Man City: Pep is back in the semis! We look at how City kept Haaland at bay, and how they adapted their system to cope with Dortmund’s threat. - Toronto vs. Leon: The Canucks advanced to the CCL quarterfinals with a professional job against Leon, where Michael Bradley did Michael Bradley things! - Philadelphia Union vs. Saprissa: The Union set up a quarterfinal with Atlanta thanks to a barnstorming second half against their Costa Rican opponents.  Sponsors!  Freshly is offering TSS listeners $40 off your first two orders at Freshly.com/TSS! LinkedIn Jobs can help you hire the right person for your role! And, your first job post is free. Visit LinkedIn.com/TSS to post your first job for free! Raycon is offering 15% off all their products at BuyRaycon.com/TSS!  BetterHelp! Get 10% off your first month at BetterHelp.com/TSS! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 15, 2021
Taking a look at the 2021 MLS season w/ Sam Stejskal
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The Athletic's Sam Stejskal answers Taylor's many, many questions about the MLS season to come. What's the deal with U22 Initiative (I hope you did your best Seinfeld impression on that one), how will Inter Miami deal with their four DP situation, rosters builds in Austin and Cincinnati, Chicharito's tenure (thus far) with the Galaxy, the problems facing the Chicago Fire, and much much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 14, 2021
Champions League(s) Review! PSG and Bayern thrill, Christian Pulisic helps Tuchel’s Chelsea get past Porto, Atlanta United and the Portland Timbers advance in CCL, and much more
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Ryan, Graham, and Joe combine to review much of Tuesday's UEFA and Concacaf Champions League action, starting with PSG vs. Bayern and Chelsea vs. Porto over in Europe before heading to Atlanta United vs. Alajuelense and the Portland Timbers vs. Marathón in the United States. UCL+CCL? Who could ask for more? Sponsors! Freshly is offering TSS listeners $40 off your first two orders at Freshly.com/TSS! LinkedIn Jobs can help you hire the right person for your role! And, your first job post is free. Visit LinkedIn.com/TSS to post your first job for free! Raycon is offering 15% off all their products at BuyRaycon.com/TSS!  BetterHelp! Get 10% off your first month at BetterHelp.com/TSS! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 14, 2021
Americans Abroad Round-Up: Bryan Reynolds makes his first start for Roma, Christian Pulisic bags a brace, Weston McKennie scores of the bench, and much more
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Taylor and Joe are back with another Americans Abroad Round-Up! We start out by going deep on Bryan Reynolds' first-ever start for Roma, talking about the ins and outs of his performance, and highlighting things to watch for from Reynolds down the line. Then, it's on to some analysis of a handful of other young U.S. players who saw the field in Europe this weekend. You can find the full list of players that we discussed on the show down below: 1) Bryan Reynolds, Roma 2) Sergiño Dest, Barcelona 3) Gio Reyna, Dortmund 4) Christian Pulisic, Chelsea 5) Weston McKennie, Juventus Sponsors! Freshly is offering TSS listeners $40 off your first two orders at Freshly.com/TSS! LinkedIn Jobs can help you hire the right person for your role! And, your first job post is free. Visit LinkedIn.com/TSS to post your first job for free! Raycon is offering 15% off all their products at BuyRaycon.com/TSS!  BetterHelp! Get 10% off your first month at BetterHelp.com/TSS! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 13, 2021
Weekend Review! Madrid win in the rain, Leeds make City gains & Spurs feel more pain
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Ryan, Taylor and Graham are here to cast an eye over the biggest matches of the weekend! - Real Madrid vs. Barcelona: Los Blancos triumphed in the rain in a highly entertaining Clasico, but how much does Zinedine Zidane ride his luck? - Tottenham vs. Man Utd: Jose Mourinho’s days in London appear numbered after Spurs dropped points from a winning position once again. But full credit is due to the visitors for a rousing second half.  - Man City vs. Leeds: Marcelo Bielsa finally earned a victory over Pep Guardiola, as 10-man Leeds made the most of their two shots on goal! - West Ham vs. Leicester: Another match day, another West Ham performance in which they go three up and nearly throw it away. We ask: what is a David Moyes? - Plus! Taylor and Graham pick their best XIs of the weekend! Sponsors! Freshly is offering TSS listeners $40 off your first two orders at Freshly.com/TSS! LinkedIn Jobs can help you hire the right person for your role! And, your first job post is free. Visit LinkedIn.com/TSS to post your first job for free! Raycon is offering 15% off all their products at BuyRaycon.com/TSS!  BetterHelp! Get 10% off your first month at BetterHelp.com/TSS! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 12, 2021
Allocation Disorder: Inter Miami’s DP crisis, MLS market inefficiencies, big signings from the Galaxy and Atlanta United, and much more
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On this episode of Allocation Disorder, Paul and Sam dive into Inter Miami’s strange Designated Player situation, talk through various market inefficiencies within MLS, and highlight a pair of big signings in LA and Atlanta. Then, towards the end of the show, they touch on CCL. In case you’re wondering, Paul is still squarely aboard the Portland Timbers’ CCL train - he did stop just short of saying "choo, choo", sadly. Maybe next week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 09, 2021
Champions League(s) Review! PSG counter attack past Bayern, Chelsea’s patience pays off against Porto, Philadelphia and Toronto secure big results in CCL, and more
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Taylor, Ryan, and Joe review the two most recent UEFA Champions League quarterfinal games and talk through some of the CCL action from Wednesday evening. You can find full list of games discussed down below! 1) Bayern vs. PSG 2) Porto vs. Chelsea 3) Toronto FC vs. Léon 4) Philadelphia Union vs. Saprissa Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... TurboTax! Search TurboTax Tips wherever you listen to podcasts to get the latest and greatest tips to help you save money! American Giant! Check out the Spring Catalogue AND the Classic Full Zip Hoodie at american-giant.com today and use promo code TSS for 15% off your first order Blinkist! Go to Blinkist.com/TSS to try it for free for 7 days AND save 25% off your new subscription! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 08, 2021
Champions League(s) Review! Real Madrid Kroos by Liverpool, refereeing drama at the Etihad, Heinze makes his Atlanta United coaching debut, the Timbers impress in Honduras, and more
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Taylor, Graham, and Joe combine their intercontinental minds to review Tuesday's two UEFA Champions League quarterfinals and two of Tuesday night's Concacaf Champions League games! You can find the full list of games discussed down below: 1) Real Madrid vs. Liverpool 2) Manchester City vs. Borussia Dortmund 3) Portland Timbers vs. Marathón 4) Atlanta United vs. Alajuelense Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... TurboTax! Search TurboTax Tips wherever you listen to podcasts to get the latest and greatest tips to help you save money! American Giant! Check out the Spring Catalogue AND the Classic Full Zip Hoodie at american-giant.com today and use promo code TSS for 15% off your first order Blinkist! Go to Blinkist.com/TSS to try it for free for 7 days AND save 25% off your new subscription! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 07, 2021
Americans Abroad Round-Up: Brenden Aaronson shines for Salzburg, Daryl Dike bags a brace, Tyler Adams starts against Bayern, and much more
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After watching the tape, Taylor and Joe talk about six young American players who had strong weekends over in Europe! From Daryl Dike's brace for Barnsley to Tyler Adams' shift in central midfield against Bayern Munich, there's plenty of Americans Abroad chat to get to! Here's the full listed of players that we covered on the show: 1) Brenden Aaronson, RB Salzburg 2) Sergiño Dest, FC Barcelona 3) Daryl Dike, Barnsley 4) Tim Weah, Lille 5) Mark McKenzie, Genk 6) Tyler Adams, RB Leipzig Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... TurboTax! Search TurboTax Tips wherever you listen to podcasts to get the latest and greatest tips to help you save money! American Giant! Check out the Spring Catalogue AND the Classic Full Zip Hoodie at american-giant.com today and use promo code TSS for 15% off your first order Blinkist! Go to Blinkist.com/TSS to try it for free for 7 days AND save 25% off your new subscription! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 06, 2021
Heath Pearce discusses the toughest place to play World Cup Qualifiers, the state of the current national team pool, and this week's Champions League fixtures
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Heath Pearce makes his debut appearance to discuss a wiiiiiiiide variety of topics. We start with his time with the USMNT, including most challenging places to play, the in-camp atmosphere, and the players who were most consistent in national team training. After that, we get into Orange Slices, Heath's new podcast with Mark McKenzie... but also spend at least 3 minutes on the merits of Capri Sun. And we close out by taking a look at this week's Champions League match-ups: which ones are "can't miss" and which ones are "maybe miss if the other ones are great." Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... TurboTax! Search TurboTax Tips wherever you listen to podcasts to get the latest and greatest tips to help you save money! Discovery Golf! Get access to one of the game's biggest movers and shakers right now! American Giant! Check out the Spring Catalogue AND the Classic Full Zip Hoodie at american-giant.com today and use promo code TSS for 15% off your first order Blinkist! Go to Blinkist.com/TSS to try it for free for 7 days AND save 25% off your new subscription! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 06, 2021
Weekend Review: West Brom's Brazil impression confounds Chelsea, Trent Alexander-Arnold's battery is at full charge for Liverpool, PSG's frustrating season gets more frustrating, and Bayern's waltz toward the title continues
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Graham and Taylor review the biggest results from the past weekend, including... West Brom 2 - Chelsea 5: why are we already hearing reports of dust ups and unhappiness from a Chelsea team that have been performing well? Arsenal 0 - Liverpool 3: Arteta sets up to frustrate Liverpool, but ends up annoyed with several of his own players (Dani Ceballos, you know who you are) PSG 0 - Lille 1: how Lille were able to completely nullify a potent PSG, and what we make of Neymar at PSG Leipzig 0 - Bayern 1: why the goal WAS NOT Tyler Adams fault (entirely) and what needs to happen for Bayern's dominant run to come to an end. Plus, we give our respective Teams of the Weekend, and Graham reveals that he watches too much soccer. Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... TurboTax! Search TurboTax Tips wherever you listen to podcasts to get the latest and greatest tips to help you save money! Discovery Golf! Get access to one of the game's biggest movers and shakers right now! American Giant! Check out the Spring Catalogue AND the Classic Full Zip Hoodie at american-giant.com today and use promo code TSS for 15% off your first order Blinkist! Go to Blinkist.com/TSS to try it for free for 7 days AND save 25% off your new subscription! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 05, 2021
Allocation Disorder: Sergio Agüero’s potential fit in MLS, looking ahead to CCL, what does the U.S. men's failure to qualify for Tokyo mean for MLS, and more
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On this week’s episode of Allocation Disorder, Paul and Sam dish out some perspective and analysis on the U.S. men’s failure to qualify for the Olympics. What does the failure mean for the USMNT? What does it mean for MLS? And what does it mean for the development of the American player? After the Olympics chat, Paul and Sam turn their attention towards Sergio Agüero’s potential fit in MLS and look ahead to the Concacaf Champions League and the U.S. Open Cup. Sponsors! SoFi! For facts, analysis, and updates related to markets and financial awareness, listen to the SoFi Daily podcast every weekday. PolicyGenius! Head on over to PolicyGenius.com and in only minutes you can work out how much coverage you need, and compare quotes to find your best price. Freshly! Go to Freshly.com/TSS to get $40 off your first two orders. The meals are so easy AND so good! Vuori! Get yourself some of the most comfortable and versatile clothing on the planet at vuoriclothing.com/TSS You'll get 20% off your first purchase, plus free shipping on any U.S. orders over $75 and free returns. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 02, 2021
Who was the best Champions League winning team in the last decade, how hard is 2022 World Cup Qualifying going to be for the U.S., and many, many more listener questions
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It’s listener question timeeeee! On this show, Taylor and Joe answer your lovely questions, ranging from the rigors of Concacaf World Cup Qualifying to the best (and worst) Champions League winners of the last decade to hybrid national teams. You can find the full list of questions down below: 1) Would the United States’ U-23 team have qualified for the Olympics if all of their domestic players were released? 2) Why doesn’t Joe think Jeremy Ebobisse and Eryk Williamson would have changed Jason Kreis’ U.S. team and gotten them to Tokyo? 3) What are the TSS crew’s favorite away kits for their respective favorite clubs?  4) Who was the best Champions League winning team over the last decade? And who was the worst? 5) Is 2022 World Cup Qualifying going to be trickier for the United States than people think? 6) If a defender screamed at a forward while defending, would that defender get a card? 7) Which two national teams, if they could combine, would vault themselves into serious World Cup contenders? Sponsors! SoFi! For facts, analysis, and updates related to markets and financial awareness, listen to the SoFi Daily podcast every weekday. PolicyGenius! Head on over to PolicyGenius.com and in only minutes you can work out how much coverage you need, and compare quotes to find your best price. Freshly! Go to Freshly.com/TSS to get $40 off your first two orders. The meals are so easy AND so good! Vuori! Get yourself some of the most comfortable and versatile clothing on the planet at vuoriclothing.com/TSS You'll get 20% off your first purchase, plus free shipping on any U.S. orders over $75 and free returns. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 01, 2021
Jon Arnold discusses the start of Concacaf World Cup qualifying, as well as how Curacao, Suriname, Cuba and Jamaica have all gone about strengthening their squads
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Jon Arnold joins the show to discuss all-things Concacaf. How did Curacao land Guus Hiddink, who will be the next (relatively) unheralded national team to make a run at the Gold Cup, the role that the FIFA scandals has played in the instability at numerous national federations, and much much more! Plus, a group-by-group look at the first round of Concacaf World Cup qualifying. Who will make it to the next round, who won't, and why you shouldn't bet on any of this! You can (and should) subscribe to Jon's substack for free right here: https://getconcacafed.substack.com Sponsors! SoFi! For facts, analysis, and updates related to markets and financial awareness, listen to the SoFi Daily podcast every weekday. PolicyGenius! Head on over to PolicyGenius.com and in only minutes you can work out how much coverage you need, and compare quotes to find your best price. Freshly! Go to Freshly.com/TSS to get $40 off your first two orders. The meals are so easy AND so good! Vuori! Get yourself some of the most comfortable and versatile clothing on the planet at vuoriclothing.com/TSS You'll get 20% off your first purchase, plus free shipping on any U.S. orders over $75 and free returns. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 31, 2021
The status of South American World Cup Qualifying, Gabriel Heinze's managerial approach at Atlanta United, and Peter Sarsgaard's future in soccer w/ Felipe Cardenas
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Our old pal returns! The Athletic's Felipe Cardenas is back on the show to discuss the latest news regarding the suspension of Conmebol World Cup Qualifying, plus the present situation with the Colombian National Team (TLDL: Quieroz lasted games). We also discuss Felipe's interview with Peter Sarsgaard (lots of good stuff there) and Gabriel Heinze's preseason so far with Atlanta United. What is his managerial background and philosophy, which players might not LOVE that new style, and how 38-year-old Lisandro Lopez fits into things. Sponsors! SoFi! For facts, analysis, and updates related to markets and financial awareness, listen to the SoFi Daily podcast every weekday. PolicyGenius! Head on over to PolicyGenius.com and in only minutes you can work out how much coverage you need, and compare quotes to find your best price. Freshly! Go to Freshly.com/TSS to get $40 off your first two orders. The meals are so easy AND so good! Vuori! Get yourself some of the most comfortable and versatile clothing on the planet at vuoriclothing.com/TSS You'll get 20% off your first purchase, plus free shipping on any U.S. orders over $75 and free returns. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 30, 2021
USA v Honduras Olympic Qualifying review, plus a happier chat about USMNT v Northern Ireland
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Joe and Taylor spend about an hour discussing the USA's 2-1 loss to Honduras in Olympic qualifying. What was the USA trying to do, how did Honduras nullify that approach so effectively, and why weren't the Americans able to find a way back? We go deep on individual moments, as well as the overall tactical approach and the adjustments made along the way. Plus, what does the result mean for the program generally speaking and for Jason Kreis specifically, and and where we go from here? After that, it's on to the USMNT's 2-1 win over Northern Ireland, in which we saw Gregg Berhalter's potential new Plan B: a back three! What does this new look allow the team to do that they couldn't otherwise, who looked the most comfortable, who looked the opposite of that, and how might the game plan evolve from here? Sponsors! SoFi! For facts, analysis, and updates related to markets and financial awareness, listen to the SoFi Daily podcast every weekday. PolicyGenius! Head on over to PolicyGenius.com and in only minutes you can work out how much coverage you need, and compare quotes to find your best price. Freshly! Go to Freshly.com/TSS to get $40 off your first two orders. The meals are so easy AND so good! Vuori! Get yourself some of the most comfortable and versatile clothing on the planet at vuoriclothing.com/TSS You'll get 20% off your first purchase, plus free shipping on any U.S. orders over $75 and free returns. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 29, 2021
Allocation Disorder: Inside MLS franchise valuations, the 2026 World Cup's potential to be MLS's trampoline, Liga MX x MLS, and much more
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On this episode of Allocation Disorder, Paul and Sam talk all about MLS franchise valuations and the potential for growth in Major League Soccer. Why are MLS franchises being bought and sold for so much money? Why aren’t folks who are flushed with cash just going out and buy a Premier League team for a fraction of the cost of an MLS franchise? How do future television rights and the 2026 World Cup factor into MLS’s growth? Is a sort of closed promotion/relegation feasible at some point down the line? And where does Liga MX fit into MLS’s future? If you couldn’t tell, there’s a lot of meat in this one - and it's good stuff. Like top quality, choice stuff. None of that highly-processed ground beef. Sponsors! Sunday! Visit getsunday.com/TSS to get $20 off your custom lawn plan at checkout! Artifact! Use the code TSS40 to save $40 off your first Artifact! American Giant! Get 15% off your first order when you use promo code TSS at american-giant.com! The Athletic! Go to theathletic.com/TSS to receive an all access subscription for just $1 a month! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 26, 2021
USMNT vs. Jamaica & U.S. U-23s vs. Mexico reviews! Sergiño Dest puts on a show, Kellyn Acosta surprises, the U-23s struggle to create, and much more
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It's a USMNT extravaganza! Taylor and Joe break down the U.S. men's national team's friendly against Jamaica and analyze the U.S. U-23s' performance against Mexico in their final group stage game of Olympic Qualifying. Who stood out for the senior team against Jamaica? Is Kellyn Acosta a legitimate option at the 6 going forward? What would we like to see from the U.S. on Sunday against Northern Ireland? Then, in the U-23 portion of the show, Taylor and Joe provide some perspective on the Mexico game, talk about what the U.S. did well, what they didn't do so well, and put together a lineup for Sunday's semifinal game. Sponsors! Sunday! Visit getsunday.com/TSS to get $20 off your custom lawn plan at checkout! Artifact! Use the code TSS40 to save $40 off your first Artifact! American Giant! Get 15% off your first order when you use promo code TSS at american-giant.com! The Athletic! Go to theathletic.com/TSS to receive an all access subscription for just $1 a month! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 25, 2021
USMNT vs. Jamaica preview: Jamaica getting in on the dual national fun, messy contract disputes, possible U.S. formation changes, and much more
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Taylor and Joe preview the USMNT's upcoming friendly against Jamaica that will take place on Thursday at 1PM ET. What on earth is going on with Jamaica right now (spoiler: there's a lot)? Are they primed to be a real contender in Concacaf going forward? What should we expect from them in this game? After going in-depth on Jamaica, Taylor and Joe turn their attention to the United States, breaking down Gregg Berhalter's March roster and putting together some potential starting elevens. Sponsors! Sunday! Visit getsunday.com/TSS to get $20 off your custom lawn plan at checkout! Artifact! Use the code TSS40 to save $40 off your first Artifact! American Giant! Get 15% off your first order when you use promo code TSS at american-giant.com! The Athletic! Go to theathletic.com/TSS to receive an all access subscription for just $1 a month! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 23, 2021
USA vs. Dominican Republic Olympic Qualifying review! Squad rotation, possession rotations, Mihailovic and Dotson impress off the bench, and much more
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Taylor and Joe break down the United States’ 4-0 win over the Dominican Republic in Olympic Qualifying. Why was the first half so stagnant? What was the U.S. trying to do in possession with their rotated starting lineup? What did Jason Kreis change tactically heading into the second half? Taylor and Joe tackle those questions, look ahead to the rest of this tournament, and touch on the senior team’s roster updates for their March friendlies. Sponsors! Sunday! Visit getsunday.com/TSS to get $20 off your custom lawn plan at checkout! Artifact! Use the code TSS40 to save $40 off your first Artifact! American Giant! Get 15% off your first order when you use promo code TSS at american-giant.com! The Athletic! Go to theathletic.com/TSS to receive an all access subscription for just $1 a month! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 22, 2021
Weekend Review! Man Utd lack FA Cup fight, Odegaard takes the limelight & PSG's shirts shine bright!
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Ryan, Taylor and Graham are here to take a look back at the biggest games of the weekend! West Ham vs. Arsenal: The Hammers scored five goals in this London rivalry—but somehow didn’t win! We look at how West Ham faltered and why Arsenal were able to bounce back from 3-0 down.  Leicester vs. Manchester Utd: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer doesn’t need to worry about the FA Cup anymore, but he might worry about his defensive midfield options… Lyon vs. PSG: The battle for Ligue 1’s top spot saw Kylian Mbappe shine almost as brightly as the Parisian’s kits!  Celtic vs. Rangers: the Old Firm derby might not have had its usual energy levels, but there was plenty to talk about from the events in Glasgow.  Sponsors:  The Athletic! Go to theathletic.com/TSS to receive an all access subscription for just $1 a month! American Giant! Get 15% off your first order when you use promo code TSS at american-giant.com! Sunday! Visit getsunday.com/TSS to get $20 off your custom lawn plan at checkout! Artifact! Use the code TSS40 to save $40 off your first Artifact! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 22, 2021
USA vs. Costa Rica Olympic Qualifying review! Ochoa and Ferriera shine, plus USMNT roster analysis, Champions League draw chat, and more
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Taylor and Joe review the U.S.’s matchup with Costa Rica in Olympic Qualifying before talking about the USMNT’s roster for their upcoming friendlies and discussing the Champions League quarterfinal draw. Sponsors! American Giant! Get 15% off your first order when you use promo code TSS at american-giant.com! Policy Genius! Re-shop your auto and home insurance rates and you could save up to $1,055 at policygenius.com! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 19, 2021
Champions League Review! Man City's domination, Lazio's elimination & Chelsea's superior preparation!
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Ryan, Taylor, and Graham team up to dissect this week's Champions League action!  Manchester City vs. Borussia Monchengladbach - Pep’s side were too strong for Gladbach, whose suffering under soon-to-be-departed coach Marco Rose continues.  Real Madrid vs. Atalanta - There’ll be no dark horse deep run for the Italians this season, who were ultimately outclassed by Los Blancos (who did something a little different with their formation). Bayern Munich vs. Lazio - We called this as a mismatch… and we were right!  Chelsea vs. Atletico Madrid - Thomas Tuchel’s honeymoon period continues in London, where his side showed greater discipline and a better press than Atleti.  American Giant! Get 15% off your first order when you use promo code TSS at american-giant.com! Policy Genius! Re-shop your auto and home insurance rates and you could save up to $1,055 at policygenius.com! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 18, 2021
Allocation Disorder: Breaking down the USMNT's latest roster, Orlando City rejecting big money for Daryl Dike, Jose Gallegos’ trial at Bayern Munich, and more
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Paul and Sam start out with some USMNT roster talk before diving into MLS roster construction, the mysterious $10 million offer for Orlando City's Daryl Dike, and San Antonio FC youngster Jose Gallegos’ upcoming trial at Bayern Munich (and what that trial might signify for the entire youth development landscape in the United States). Sponsors! American Giant! Get 15% off your first order when you use promo code TSS at american-giant.com! Policy Genius! Re-shop your auto and home insurance rates and you could save up to $1,055 at policygenius.com! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 17, 2021
Yunus Musah commits to the USMNT! Our reaction to Musah Mania, plus previewing the U.S.'s Olympic Qualifying roster, tactics, and opponents
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On this jam-packed USMNT-focused show, Taylor and Joe react to Yunus Musah's (also known as "yunus mUSAh") recent commitment to the United States. After the Musah chat, it's full steam ahead into Olympic Qualifying. Taylor and Joe analyze Jason Kreis' U.S. Olympic Qualifying roster, breaking down each position group, talking tactics, and giving their preferred starting XIs. Then, to round out the show, they've got bits of analysis on each of the United States' group stage opponents: Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, and Mexico. Sponsors! American Giant! Get 15% off your first order when you use promo code TSS at american-giant.com! Policy Genius! Re-shop your auto and home insurance rates and you could save up to $1,055 at policygenius.com! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 16, 2021
Weekend Review! Arsenal's derby comeback win, Milan's title hopes wear thin & David Moyes' defensive sin!
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Ryan, Taylor and Graham break down the biggest moments from the biggest games of the weekend—right after discussing Graham’s barber! 0.00 - Arsenal vs. Tottenham: Aside from an Erik Lamela worldie, Spurs turned in a performance to forget at the home of their fiercest rival. 33.22 - Manchester Utd vs. West Ham: David Moyes was unwilling to actually play soccer against his former side, but United were still able to break through the Hammers' deep defensive line. 48.44 - Milan vs. Napoli: Congrats to Inter Milan for winning Serie A! The Rossoneri’s claim for the title took a massive hit thanks to Gennaro Gattuso’s impressive side.  58.18 - Sevilla vs. Real Betis: Striker Youssef En-Nesyri was the star of the show in a very open and pretty even Seville Derby! Sponsors! American Giant! Get 15% off your first order when you use promo code TSS at american-giant.com! Policy Genius! Re-shop your auto and home insurance rates and you could save up to $1,055 at policygenius.com! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 15, 2021
Allocation Disorder: MLS’s investigation into Inter Miami’s bookkeeping shenanigans, U.S. Olympic Qualifying roster talk, MLS Top Shot moments, and more
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Before dissecting Jason Kreis’ Olympic Qualifying roster, Paul and Sam sink their teeth (yes, they share a single set of teeth) into the recent news that MLS is investigating Inter Miami’s Blaise Matuidi signing from last year. Then Sam has a meltdown about NBA Top Shot. After Paul restores order, our intrepid hosts discuss MLS moments that would make great Top Shots and chat about Christian Pulisic’s situation at Chelsea.  Sponsors!  Vuori! Receive 20% off your first purchase and enjoy free shipping and returns on any U.S. orders over $75 at vuoriclothing.com/TSS! Netgear! Find out what makes Netgear America’s number one choice for WiFi at netgear.com/bestWiFi! American Giant! Get 15% off your first order when you use promo code TSS at american-giant.com! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 12, 2021
Bonus Episode: Breaking down that episode of The Office in which soccer is played w/ Brooks Peck and Felipe Cardenas
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In a podcast episode that is roughly twice the length of the actual TV episode, Brooks Peck and Felipe Cardenas join the show to discuss their recent article for The Athletic, The forgotten ‘The Office’ soccer scene with Idris Elba: A tactical analysis Does Charles actually like soccer? Why did they play on a parking lot? Why did Jim duck but, more importantly, why did Charles fire a rocket at his face? Plus, does being IN Germany during the World Cup mean you went FOR the World Cup, why isn't soccer more often on American sitcoms, and much much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 11, 2021
Champions League Review! A thriller in Turin, Haaland continues Haalanding, Leipzig can’t pick Liverpool’s lock, and Barça don’t remontada
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Ryan, Taylor, and Joe team up to dissect this week's Champions League action. From an extra time thriller in Turin, to Haaland making Sevilla both mad and sad, to a very familiar Liverpool/Leipzig battle, to Barcelona trying (and failing) to fight back against PSG, there's plenty of Champions League chatter on this episode! Down below, you can find the ordered list of the games discussed on the show. 1) Juventus vs. Porto 2) Dortmund vs. Sevilla 3) Liverpool vs. RB Leipzig 4) PSG vs. Barcelona Sponsors!  Vuori! Receive 20% off your first purchase and enjoy free shipping and returns on any U.S. orders over $75 at vuoriclothing.com/TSS! Netgear! Find out what makes Netgear America’s number one choicef or WiFi at netgear.com/bestWiFi! American Giant! Get 15% off your first order when you use promo code TSS at american-giant.com! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 11, 2021
How different would things be if the USMNT qualified for the 2018 World Cup, drafting men's and women's players into quidditch teams, and more listener questions w/ Adam Snavely
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It's a weird episode! You've been warned. The Baron Lord Snavington joins Taylor to answer four listener questions, the first two of which take about 45 minutes: 1) "Can you each draft one men's and one women's Quiddich team (1 keeper, 3 chasers, 2 beaters, and a seeker) using only USMNT and USWNT eligible players. Weston McKinnie MUST be the first pick." We can. We did. It was hectic. 2) If the US had gone to the 2018 World Cup, how different would things look today? Who would be coaching the 2021 squad, who would be president of the federation, and how would we have fared in Russia? 3) Has Vlatko Andonovski implemented a tactical identity for the USWNT? 4) What is a ping-pong/yo-yo club, and what are some notable examples from different countries? Sponsors!  Vuori! Receive 20% off your first purchase and enjoy free shipping and returns on any U.S. orders over $75 at vuoriclothing.com/TSS! Netgear! Find out what makes Netgear America’s number one choicef or WiFi at netgear.com/bestWiFi! American Giant! Get 15% off your first order when you use promo code TSS at american-giant.com! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 10, 2021
Americans Abroad Round-Up: Daryl Dike’s wonderstrike for Barnsley, Aaronson shines for Salzburg, Richards locks things down for Hoffenheim, and much more
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Taylor and Joe take a look back at the weekend that was for Americans playing over in Europe! From Daryl Dike's incredible goal for Barnsley to Brenden Aaronson making things happen for RB Salzburg to a forgotten man putting in a nice shift in the Eredivisie, there's plenty of meat in this episode. Here's the full list of Americans discussed on the show: 1) Daryl Dike 2) Sergiño Dest 3) Josh Sargent 4) Brenden Aaronson 5) Chris Richards 6) Luca de la Torre Sponsors!  Vuori! Receive 20% off your first purchase and enjoy free shipping and returns on any U.S. orders over $75 at vuoriclothing.com/TSS! Netgear! Find out what makes Netgear America’s number one choicef or WiFi at netgear.com/bestWiFi! American Giant! Get 15% off your first order when you use promo code TSS at american-giant.com! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 09, 2021
Weekend Review! Man Utd best City, Atletico Madrid play pretty, and Dortmund — what a pity!
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Ryan, Taylor and Graham take a look at the biggest matches in world soccer from the weekend! 0.00 - Manchester City vs. Manchester Utd: Ole’s hands were firmly on the wheel when Utd ended City’s winning streak—but how did he pull it off? 23.30 - Liverpool vs. Fulham: Liverpool sixth consecutive home defeat came at the hands of a very impressive Fulham side, who took advantage of the Reds’ energy levels and makeshift backline.  37.28 - Atletico Madrid vs. Real Madrid: A highly entertaining game involving Atleti? What are the odds! Diego Simeone’s side shined, but paid the price for letting Los Blancos back into the game.  50.10 - Bayern Munich vs. Borussia Dortmund: Der Klassiker’s format was strictly adhered to on Saturday, when BVB made a dominant start, only to fail to kill off the game.  Sponsors!  Vuori! Receive 20% off your first purchase and enjoy free shipping and returns on any U.S. orders over $75 at vuoriclothing.com/TSS! Netgear! Find out what makes Netgear America’s number one choicef or WiFi at netgear.com/bestWiFi!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 08, 2021
Allocation Disorder: Ron Burkle pulls out of Sacramento’s MLS bid, what’s next for MLS expansion, Sam Vines and James Sands sign new contracts, and much more
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Paul and Sam bring you the latest and greatest news from around the world of Major League Soccer. From Ron Burkle pulling out of Sacramento's MLS expansion bid, to thoughts on what comes next for MLS expansion, to original reporting about the format of this year's U.S. Open Cup (and tons of other topics in between), our intrepid insiders have you covered. Sponsors! Sunday! Save $20 on your custom lawn plan at getsunday.com/tss! Artifact! Head on over to heyartifact.com and use the promo code in this episode (you have to listen to find it!) to save $40 off your first order! American Giant! Get 15% off your first order when you use promo code TSS at american-giant.com! Policy Genius! Re-shop your auto and home insurance rates and you could save up to $1,055 at policygenius.com! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 05, 2021
A look at the USMNT’s Olympic Qualifying roster, plus should soccer have long shot specialists, does Pellegrino Matarazzo deserve more credit, and more listener questions
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On this episode, Taylor, Ryan, and Joe fill your ears with some analysis of Jason Kreis' pre-Olympic Qualifying training camp roster and answer your lovely listener questions. 1) Should soccer take a page out of basketball’s book and have long shot specialists? 2) What happens when a referee gets injured? Are there substitute referees? 3) What’s going on with Sebastian Soto? Plus, Olympic Qualifying chat! 4) Which teams were judged too quickly and have largely defied early-season talking points? 5) Do we talk about American manager Pellegrino Matarazzo enough?  6) What random soccer player or soccer moment lives in your head "rent free"? 7) Would aligning their schedule with major European leagues help MLS become a selling league? Sponsors! Sunday! Save $20 on your custom lawn plan at getsunday.com/tss! Policy Genius! Re-shop your auto and home insurance rates and you could save up to $1,055 at policygenius.com! American Giant! Get 15% off your first order when you use promo code TSS at american-giant.com! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 04, 2021
Bundesliga catch-up w/ Manuel Veth: What's gone wrong at Schalke, should Gladbach part ways with Marco Rose sooner rather than later, and the unappreciated engine at Bayern Munich
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Manuel Veth returns to talk all things Bundesliga! We spend the first 25ish minutes discussing Schalke: what's gone wrong, what can they do to fix their present position, and how challenging might a year in the 2 Bundesliga be? After that, we look at which clubs are handling the pandemic the best, what Wolfsburg have done to have such a strong defense, the decline of Gladbach since Marco Rose announced his departure, Jadon Sancho's return to form, the most under-the-radar player at Bayern Munich, and much much more! Sponsors! Sunday! Save $20 on your custom lawn plan at getsunday.com/tss! Policy Genius! Re-shop your auto and home insurance rates and you could save up to $1,055 at policygenius.com! American Giant! Get 15% off your first order when you use promo code TSS at american-giant.com! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 03, 2021
Americans Abroad Round-Up: Adams shines at the six for Leipzig, Chris “Modern Center Back” Richards looks sharp, Dest plays in a new spot for Barca, and more
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Taylor and Joe talk about specific moments from a handful of Americans who played over in Europe this weekend. From Tyler Adams' dominant defensive performance in central midfield to Chris Richards looking like a modern center back to Gio Reyna’s struggles, there are plenty of noteworthy topics to discuss! You can find the full list of Americans discussed on the show down below. 1) Chris Richards 2) Matthew Hoppe 3) Gio Reyna 4) Tyler Adams 5) Tim Weah 6) DeAndre Yedlin 7) Josh Sargent 8) Sergiño Dest Sponsors! Sunday! Save $20 on your custom lawn plan at getsunday.com/tss! Policy Genius! Re-shop your auto and home insurance rates and you could save up to $1,055 at policygenius.com! American Giant! Get 15% off your first order when you use promo code TSS at american-giant.com! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 02, 2021
Weekend Review! Koeman takes Barca higher, Chelsea & Man Utd fail to inspire
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Ryan, Taylor and Graham break down the biggest moments from the biggest games of the weekend! Hurrah! 0.00 - Chelsea vs. Manchester United: The latest edition of this Big Six clash ended in a goalless draw with little spectacle. Who saw that coming? Everyone did? Oh, right. 19.44 - RB Leipzig vs. Borussia Mönchengladbach: East Germany gave us the best game of the weekend, in which Leipzig came back from two goals down to add further misery to Marco Rose's Gladbach. 33.19 - Roma vs. Milan: Zlatan may have had an off-day, but Milan were set up for success in their visit to the Stadio Olimpico. 43.58 - Sevilla vs. Barca: Things may be looking grim off the field, but there were no issues on it for Barca! Ronald Koeman took a tactical gamble, and it paid off. Sponsors! Artifact! Head on over to heyartifact.com and use the promo code in this episode (you have to listen to find it!) to save $40 off your first order! Sunday! Save $20 on your custom lawn plan at getsunday.com/tss! American Giant! Get 15% off your first order when you use promo code TSS at american-giant.com! Policy Genius! Re-shop your auto and home insurance rates and you could save up to $1,055 at policygenius.com! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 01, 2021
Allocation Disorder: Thierry Henry steps down in Montréal, analyzing the impact of Jordan Morris’ injury, a look at the U.S.’s provisional Olympic roster, and more
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On this week’s episode of Allocation Disorder, Paul and Sam discuss Thierry Henry’s departure from Montréal and what it means for Club de Foot. They also analyze the impact of Jordan Morris’ recent knee injury, chat about the United States’ provisional Olympic roster, and sink their respective teeth into the status of various roster builds from across MLS. Sponsors! Wealthfront! Get your first $5000 managed for free FOR LIFE right now at wealthfront.com/TSS Vuori! Visit vuoriclothing.com/TSS to receive 20% off your first purchase and free shipping on any US order over $75! Artifact! Head on over to heyartifact.com/valentines and use the promo code in this episode (you have to listen to find it!) to save $40 off your first order! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 26, 2021
USA v Argentina review, plus takeaways from another victorious SheBelieves Cup campaign
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Jordan and Taylor discuss the USA's emphatic win over Argentina in the final game of the SheBelieves Cup, look ahead to a potential Olympic roster, and learn about Jordan's willingness to invoke The Dark Arts of Soccer in her playing career. We also talk Crystal Dunn's best position, the role Kelly O'Hara plays in the USA's ability to attack down the right, and tactical innovations we've seen since Vlatko took over. All that and much much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 25, 2021
Champions League Review! Tuchel’s Chelsea best Atleti, Bayern blow past Lazio, Man City in cruise control against Gladbach, and Real Madrid out-hunt Atalanta
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Taylor Rockwell, Ryan Bailey, and Joe Lowery review this week’s Champions League round of 16 games! From Simeone's 6-3-1 defensive block to Manchester City's confident dominance to a lovely game-winner from Ferland Mendy, Taylor, Ryan, and Joe cover more ground Mason Mount does whilst counterpressing. 1) Atlético Madrid vs. Chelsea 2) Lazio vs. Bayern Munich 3) Borussia Monchengladbach vs. Manchester City 4) Atalanta vs. Real Madrid Sponsors! Wealthfront! Get your first $5000 managed for free FOR LIFE right now at wealthfront.com/TSS Vuori! Visit vuoriclothing.com/TSS to receive 20% off your first purchase and free shipping on any US order over $75! Artifact! Head on over to heyartifact.com/valentines and use the promo code in this episode (you have to listen to find it!) to save $40 off your first order! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 25, 2021
Is Jesse Marsch overrated, why isn't there more La Liga coverage in the U.S., and many more listener questions w/Adam Snavely
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On this episode, Joe is joined by the Baron himself, Adam Snavely, to answer your listener questions. You can find the questions below! 1) What does Liverpool's poor season tell us about the value of defensive players in soccer? 2) Do Americans overrate Jesse Marsch’s managerial ability?  3) With a few Americans on relegation-threatened teams, which one should we spend the most emotional energy trying to will to stay up? 4) Why is there so little coverage of La Liga in the United States?  5) What’s the deal with Charlotte FC selling Personal Seat Licenses? 6) Have European leagues ever gone through anything like MLS’s recent CBA negotiations? Sponsors! Wealthfront! Get your first $5000 managed for free FOR LIFE right now at wealthfront.com/TSS Vuori! Visit vuoriclothing.com/TSS to receive 20% off your first purchase and free shipping on any US order over $75! Artifact! Head on over to heyartifact.com/valentines and use the promo code in this episode (you have to listen to find it!) to save $40 off your first order! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 23, 2021
Weekend Review! Liverpool & Spurs in decline while Lukaku & Haaland look sublime!
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Ryan Bailey, Taylor Rockwell and Graham Ruthven are here to take a look at the biggest games of the weekend! 0.00 - Liverpool vs. Everton: Klopp’s Top misery continued as Everton earned their first win at Anfield in a million years. What went wrong for the Reds? 24.25 - Arsenal vs. Manchester City: Pep Guardiola’s side continue to crush everything in their path—but the Gunners didn’t put up a great deal of resistance in this one.  33.15 - West Ham vs. Tottenham: David Moyes’ West Ham are the best team in London right now. Let that sink in as we discuss Jose Mourinho’s lack of structure—and ability to accept responsibility for his team's shortcomings. 46.09 - Milan vs. Inter Milan: It was the Romelu Lukaku Show at San Siro, where Antonio Conte set up his team perfectly for the win. 57.35 - Schalke vs. Dortmund: Over to the BuLi and the Rivierderby, in which Erling Haaland did things! Including his trademark terrifying bear celebrations!  Sponsors! Wealthfront! Get your first $5000 managed for free FOR LIFE right now at wealthfront.com/TSS Vuori! Visit vuoriclothing.com/TSS to receive 20% off your first purchase and free shipping on any US order over $75! Artifact! Head on over to heyartifact.com/valentines and use the promo code in this episode (you have to listen to find it!) to save $40 off your first order! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 22, 2021
USA v Brazil: SheBelieves Cup tactical review and analysis w/ Jordan Angeli
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No spoilers! Taylor and Jordan review as much as possible from the USA's SheBelieves Cup match against a talented Brazil side, including starting lineups, goals, tactical adjustments, and much much more! The Athletic would like to hear from you! Please click here and complete a 3-4 minute survey so they can find out more about our audience! Sponsors! Wealthfront! Get your first $5000 managed for free FOR LIFE right now at wealthfront.com/TSS Vuori! Visit vuoriclothing.com/TSS to receive 20% off your first purchase and free shipping on any US order over $75! Artifact! Head on over to heyartifact.com/valentines and use the promo code in this episode (you have to listen to find it!) to save $40 off your first order! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 22, 2021
Champions League preview: Atletico Madrid v Chelsea, Lazio v Bayern, Atalanta v Real Madrid, and Borussia Monchengladbach v Manchester City
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Joe and Taylor preview each of the teams in next week's Champions League knockout round games, and Ryan keeps everything on track before we go straight into the weeds and do 25 minutes on the tactical nuances of a 3-5-2... which we would absolutely do. Atletico Madrid v Chelsea: Suarez leads the way as Tuchel's side might spring a surprise or two Lazio v Bayern: can anything stop Bayern Munich from conquering the known universe? Atalanta v Real Madrid: how do you plan for chaos? Madrid fans will be hoping Zidane has answers Borussia Monchengladbach v Manchester City: same question from above, except this time about Man City instead of Bayern Munich. The Athletic would like to hear from you! Please click here and complete a 3-4 minute survey so they can find out more about our audience! Sponsors! American Giant! Get 15% off your first order of clothing by using the promo code TSS at american-giant.com! PolicyGenius! Save more than $1,000 on your home and auto insurance by heading to policygenius.com! Vuori! Visit vuoriclothing.com/TSS to receive 20% off your first purchase and free shipping on any US order over $75! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 19, 2021
Reviewing USWNT v Canada in the SheBelieves Cup w/ Jordan Angeli
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Jordan Angeli makes her return to the show to discuss the USA's SheBelieves opener against Canada. What's the vibe in camp when you have so many high-profile competitors, what tactical wrinkles were most interesting, how Vlatko set the team up to try new things, and much much more! Plus, mandatory Debinha praise because she's just that good. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 19, 2021
Champions League Review! Haaland and Mbappe run wild, Messi gets riled, Juve are too mild!
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Ryan Bailey, Taylor Rockwell and Joe Lowery come together to review this week’s Champions League games! 0.00 - RB Leipzig vs. Liverpool: The Reds earned a much-needed win in Budapest, where two Leipzig defensive errors made the difference.  18.53 - Barcelona vs. PSG: Barca are halfway to another 8-2 after Mauricio Pochettino out-coached his Dutch counterpart. 37.13 - Porto vs. Juventus: Sérgio Conceição caught Andrea Pirlo’s Juventus sleeping twice—and it seems the Italian hasn’t quite figured out how to structure his midfield.  57.15 - Sevilla vs. Borussia Dortmund: BvB oscillated between great and not-so-great in a thrilling encounter with Julen Lopetegui’s Sevilla!  Sponsors! American Giant! Get 15% off your first order of clothing by using the promo code TSS at american-giant.com! PolicyGenius! Save more than $1,000 on your home and auto insurance by heading to policygenius.com! Vuori! Visit vuoriclothing.com/TSS to receive 20% off your first purchase and free shipping on any US order over $75! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 18, 2021
Previewing the 2021 SheBelieves Cup w/ Meredith Cash
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Taylor talks with Meredith Cash (Business Insider) about the start of the 2021 SheBelieves Cup. Who didn't make the US roster, what lineup twists might we see from Vlatko, and just how exciting is Catarina Macario? We also take a look at the USWNT's opponents, wonder how Canada will get along with roughly half their first-choice squad missing, and get hyped to once again see Marta leading the way for Brazil. Plus, what's going wrong for Rose Lavelle at Man City, will the Mewis Sisters one day take over the world, and much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 17, 2021
Allocation Disorder: Details on MLS’s U22 initiative, an update on the primary transfer window, and Frankie Amaya's trade demand
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On this episode of Allocation Disorder, Paul and Sam walk through some of the finer details related to Major League Soccer’s new U22 initiative before providing a quick update on MLS’s primary transfer window and chatting about Frankie Amaya’s trade demand. Sponsors! American Giant! Get 15% off your first order of clothing by using the promo code TSS at american-giant.com! PolicyGenius! Save more than $1,000 on your home and auto insurance by heading to policygenius.com! Vuori! Visit vuoriclothing.com/TSS to receive 20% off your first purchase and free shipping on any US order over $75! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 17, 2021
Americans abroad weekend review plus listener questions, including should more Americans be playing in Liga MX?
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On this episode, Taylor and Joe analyze the performances of some talented Americans who played over in Europe this weekend and answer some listener questions. Why doesn't Yunus Musah play in central midfield for Valencia? How is John Brooks doing with Wolfsburg? Should more Americans play in Liga MX? Taylor and Joe answer those questions and many more. Sponsors! American Giant! Get 15% off your first order of clothing by using the promo code TSS at american-giant.com! PolicyGenius! Save more than $1,000 on your home and auto insurance by heading to policygenius.com! Vuori! Visit vuoriclothing.com/TSS to receive 20% off your first purchase and free shipping on any US order over $75! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 16, 2021
Weekend Review: Alisson Blunderland, the Man City looking glass & the Real Madrid rabbit hole!
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With Taylor Rockwell marooned by a Virginian ice storm (!) Ryan Bailey and Graham Ruthven convene to discuss the events of the weekend! 0.00 - Man City vs. Tottenham: An uncompetitive match raised questions for Jose Mourinho's employment status, while Pep Guardiola's side remain imperious. Graham explains why Joao Cancelo is the key man in City's plan. 21.45 - Leicester vs. Liverpool: Another weekend, another baffling loss for Jurgen Klopp's side. Leicester weren't up to much for most of this match, but came alive in a seven-minute period that has worsened the Reds' downturn. 42.21 - Real Madrid vs. Valencia: Los Blancos appear to be back to their best... but were helped along by a poor Valencia side, who could only throw USMNT hopeful Yunus Musah a cameo role. 54.00 - Napoli vs. Juventus: An injury-ravaged Napoli pulled off an impressive win over the Old Lady, but Andrea Pirlo may have gotten his tactics and personnel selections wrong for this one. Sponsors! Vuori! Visit vuoriclothing.com/TSS to receive 20% off your first purchase and free shipping on any US order over $75! PolicyGenius! Save more than $1,000 on your home and auto insurance by heading to policygenius.com! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 15, 2021
What's happening with Kaku, will Bobby Wood join RSL, and how will Covid effect future expansion? Answering your MLS-centric listener questions w/ Sam Stejskal
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We kicked Paul out of the virtual studio for a podcast crossover of sorts! Taylor talks to Sam about covering the CBA negotiations, what the process is like when both sides want their messages out, and the normal process for reporting on stories. They (Sam) also answer your listener questions, including what happens if the Kaku transfer goes to court, which clubs are most likely to embrace the young money option, will Seattle continue to thrive even without Jordan Morris, how did MLS lose $1 billion, and much much more! Sponsors! Vuori! Visit vuoriclothing.com/TSS to receive 20% off your first purchase and free shipping on any US order over $75! Blue Nile! Thinking of popping the question? Take a look at an incredible, limited-edition collection of diamond engagement rings at BlueNile.com! Artifact! Go to HeyArtifact.com/valentines and use the promo (you have to listen to find the code) to get $40 off your first order. Magic Spoon! Head to MagicSpoon.com/TSS and use the code ‘TSS’ for free shipping and $5 off your first order! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 12, 2021
Champions League knockout round preview: Sevilla v Dortmund and Porto v Juventus
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On this episode, Joe, Ryan, and Taylor continue their Champions League knockout round previewing and take a detailed look at two more round of 16 matchups: Sevilla vs. Dortmund and Porto vs. Juventus. How does Papu Gomez change Sevilla? Can Dortmund right the ship? Will Porto's Pepe wreak a traditional Pepe amount of havoc? What should viewers expect from Pirlo's Juve? All that - and much more - on the show! Sponsors! Vuori! Visit vuoriclothing.com/TSS to receive 20% off your first purchase and free shipping on any US order over $75! Blue Nile! Thinking of popping the question? Take a look at an incredible, limited-edition collection of diamond engagement rings at BlueNile.com! Magic Spoon! Head to MagicSpoon.com/TSS and use the code ‘TSS’ for free shipping and $5 off your first order! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 11, 2021
Champions League knockout round preview: RB Leipzig v Liverpool and Barcelona v PSG
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Joe, Ryan and Taylor take a look at the opening matches of the knockout round of the Champions League: RB Leipzig v Liverpool and Barcelona v PSG. How did the teams get here, what's their current situation, and what might they try to do tactically to gain the upper hand? Plus, do home teams have an advantage in empty stadiums, who will start in defense for Liverpool, will PSG once again succumb to the pressure, and much much more! Sponsors! Vuori! Visit vuoriclothing.com/TSS to receive 20% off your first purchase and free shipping on any US order over $75! Blue Nile! Thinking of popping the question? Take a look at an incredible, limited-edition collection of diamond engagement rings at BlueNile.com! Magic Spoon! Head to MagicSpoon.com/TSS and use the code ‘TSS’ for free shipping and $5 off your first order! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 10, 2021
Chris Richards debuts for Hoffenheim, Yunus Musah pulls out the Musah Maneuver™, Timothy Weah causes (good) problems for Gregg Berhalter, and plenty more analysis of Americans abroad
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On this episode, Taylor and Joe talk about specific moments from a bunch of Americans who played in Europe this weekend. You can find the list of players that they discussed down below - and if you want to hear more about Americans abroad, tune into this week's Soccer 101 Live Show! On Thursday at 6PM ET, Taylor and Ryan will be live on the free Stereo app to talk about this week's Soccer 101 episode, which is all about Americans who have scored loads of goals in Europe. You can find the show by heading to this link and following Taylor on the Stereo app! Now, here's that list of players: 1) Chris Richards looks good in his Hoffenheim debut 2) What's going on with Christian Pulisic at Chelsea? 3) Weston McKennie inconsistency in possession 4) Gio Reyna's Dortmund is in a tough spot 5) Yunus Musah is awesome 6) Timothy Weah: the USMNT's most in-form winger? 7) Matthew Hoppe's goal-scoring hot-streak has gone cold 8) Tyler Adams defensive work shines at RWB for Leipzig 9) Jordan Morris makes an appearance off the bench for Swansea City 10) Brenden Aaronson makes an appearance off the bench for RB Salzburg Sponsors! Vuori! Visit vuoriclothing.com/TSS to receive 20% off your first purchase and free shipping on any US order over $75! Blue Nile! Thinking of popping the question? Take a look at an incredible, limited-edition collection of diamond engagement rings at BlueNile.com! Magic Spoon! Head to MagicSpoon.com/TSS and use the code ‘TSS’ for free shipping and $5 off your first order! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 10, 2021
Allocation Disorder: We have a ratified CBA! What was agreed and where do we go from here?
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Paul and Sam promote their new legal sponsor, and then get into the details of the now-ratified Collective Bargaining Agreement. The deal runs for the next 7 years, and hopefully gives your intrepid duo time to flee the country before they have to cover this topic again. What do we make of the deal, who benefits the most, and does it end up helping the stability of the league? All that, plus more offseason moves and some Young Money shouts. Sponsors! Wealthfront! Visit wealthfront.com/TSS to get your first $5,000 managed for free, for life! Blue Nile! Thinking of popping the question? Take a look at an incredible, limited-edition collection of diamond engagement rings at BlueNile.com! PolicyGenius! Save more than $1,000 on your home and auto insurance by heading to policygenius.com! Magic Spoon! Head to MagicSpoon.com/TSS and use the code ‘TSS’ for free shipping and $5 off your first order! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 09, 2021
Weekend Review: Liverpool get cold feet, Man Utd get Fergie-timed, and Kylian Mbappe is very, very fast!
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Ryan Bailey, Taylor Rockwell and Graham Ruthven are looking back on all of the biggest games of the weekend! Join us, won't you? 0.00 - Liverpool vs. Manchester City: Jurgen Klopp’s side can’t win at home, and it was a night to forget for Alisson. How did Manchester City dominate at Anfield, and were the Reds actually that bad?  35.13 - Manchester United vs. Everton: The Red Devils allowed three points to slip away on Saturday, with Everton claiming a thrilling injury-time equalizer. This game was a tale of bad goalkeeping, a lack of intensity and Bruno’s Cantona impression. 54.05 - Marseille vs. PSG: Mauricio Pochettino’s side ran out 2-0 winners, thanks in part to Kylian Mbappe’s incredible speed. This rivalry was appropriately bad tempered, and free of any traces of Andre Villas-Boas. 1.04.34 - Juventus vs. Roma: Cristiano Ronaldo inspired a Serie A win over Roma, in which the Old Lady were a little more defensive and cautious than we have seen recently.  Sponsors! Vuori! Visit vuoriclothing.com/TSS to receive 20% off your first purchase and free shipping on any US order over $75! Blue Nile! Thinking of popping the question? Take a look at an incredible, limited-edition collection of diamond engagement rings at BlueNile.com! Artifact! Give a very unique and thoughtful gift of custom podcast this Valentine’s Day—listen to the show for a special offer and $40 off! Magic Spoon! Head to MagicSpoon.com/TSS and use the code ‘TSS’ for free shipping and $5 off your first order! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 08, 2021
Allocation Disorder: Is a CBA agreement on the way? Plus, FC Cincinnati splashing some cash and American transfer analysis
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On this quick-fire episode of Allocation Disorder, Paul and Sam analyze the latest information related to MLS’s CBA negotiations and dig into some of the most recent MLS transfer news. Could we see Pity Martinez come back to MLS? How does the recent exodus of MLS players to Europe impact Major League Soccer? Is the perception of American talent changing? Listen to hear about all that and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 05, 2021
Are we all being too harsh on Kai Havertz, what's gone wrong at Wolves, why soccer coaches should all play chess, and many more listener questions!
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Ryan and Taylor answer six wonderful questions from our equally wonderful listeners: 1) Wolves were expected to challenge for the European places, but are instead sitting in 14th. What's gone wrong for them this season? 2) Was Apple's purchase of the rights to Ted Lasso a precursor to their eventual (?) foray into soccer streaming? 3) What are the drawbacks to employing a Technical Director or Director of Sport? 4) If given the opportunity, what swap deal should Thomas Tuchel pursue at Chelsea with the condition that he trade one attacker for one defender? 5) Are we being too hard on Kai Havertz? 6) Can strategies from chess translate to soccer? Sponsors! Wealthfront! Visit wealthfront.com/TSS to get your first $5,000 managed for free, for life! Blue Nile! Thinking of popping the question? Take a look at an incredible, limited-edition collection of diamond engagement rings at BlueNile.com! PolicyGenius! Save more than $1,000 on your home and auto insurance by heading to policygenius.com! Magic Spoon! Head to MagicSpoon.com/TSS and use the code ‘TSS’ for free shipping and $5 off your first order! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 04, 2021
American January transfer window analysis: Bryan Reynolds to Roma, Chris Richards to Hoffenheim, Yedlin to Galatasaray, Dike to the Championship, and many more!
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It was a busy January transfer window for American players, so Taylor and Joe broke down some of the biggest moves. From Bryan Reynolds joining Roma in Serie A, to Chris Richards going on loan from Bayern Munich to Hoffenheim, to Paul Arriola joining Swansea City on loan from D.C. United, Taylor and Joe cover a lot of ground! STEREO SHOW! On Thursday, February 4th at 6PM ET, Taylor and Joe will be going live on the Stereo app for this week's Soccer 101 Live Show! They'll be talking about Joe's upcoming Soccer 101 episode about La Masia, answering listener questions, and even asking listeners some questions (ooo, turning the tables). Stereo is totally free and you can sign up right here! And don’t forget to follow Taylor (@rockwelltss), Joe (@joelowery), and Ryan (@ryanbailey) on the free Stereo app! Now, here's the list of players discussed on the show: 1) Chris Richards to Hoffenheim 2) NYCFC homegrown Joe Scally to Borussia Mönchengladbach 3) FC Dallas youngster Justin Che to Bayern Munich 4) Bryan Reynolds is (finally) a Roma player 5) DeAndre Yedlin to Galatasaray 6) Tyler Boyd to Sivasspor 7) Daryl Dike with a surprise loan move to Barnsley 8) Jordan Morris to Swansea City 9) Paul Arriola to Swansea City 10) Duane Octavious Holmes returns to Huddersfield 11) Sebastian Soto is back at Norwich 12) Mark McKenzie to Genk 13) Brenden Aaronson to RB Salzburg Sponsors! Wealthfront! Visit wealthfront.com/TSS to get your first $5,000 managed for free, for life! Blue Nile! Thinking of popping the question? Take a look at an incredible, limited-edition collection of diamond engagement rings at BlueNile.com! PolicyGenius! Save more than $1,000 on your home and auto insurance by heading to policygenius.com! Magic Spoon! Head to MagicSpoon.com/TSS and use the code ‘TSS’ for free shipping and $5 off your first order! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 02, 2021
Weekend & Transfer Window Review! Liverpool make defensive moves, Palmeiras claim South American glory & another Man Utd stalemate
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Ryan Bailey, Taylor Rockwell and Graham Ruthven convene to discuss some of the biggest games of the weekend, while taking a moment to reflect on the business that got did in the January transfer window.  0.00 - Arsenal vs. Manchester Utd: Yes, this was another stalemate from the Premier League Big Six. But there were plenty of positives to be drawn for both sides. Honestly, there were! 33.02 - Palmeiras vs. Santos: In a sweltering and not-very-socially-distanced Maracana, Palmeiras triumphed in their second-ever Copa Libertadores victory. But the wild action only really got going in injury time… 53.14 - Transfer Window Review: It has been a relatively quiet window, but there have been some significant moves. We look at the best, the worst, and the players you forgot existed!  Sponsors! Wealthfront! Visit wealthfront.com/TSS to get your first $5,000 managed for free, for life! Blue Nile! Thinking of popping the question? Take a look at an incredible, limited-edition collection of diamond engagement rings at BlueNile.com! PolicyGenius! Save more than $1,000 on your home and auto insurance by heading to policygenius.com! Magic Spoon! Head to MagicSpoon.com/TSS and use the code ‘TSS’ for free shipping and $5 off your first order! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 01, 2021
USMNT v Trinidad and Tobago review: Jesús Ferreira and Sam Vines impress, tactical takeaways, and much more
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Taylor and Joe review the USMNT's recent game against Trinidad and Tobago. (Spoilers below!) It was a 7-0 win for the United States to cap off January Camp! What did we learn from a pretty lopsided match? Which players showed well? What tactics did we see? Taylor and Joe talk about all that and much more. (Power wins, they also talk about power wins.) Sponsors! Wealthfront! Visit wealthfront.com/TSS to get your first $5,000 managed for free, for life! Blue Nile! Thinking of popping the question? Take a look at an incredible, limited-edition collection of diamond engagement rings at BlueNile.com! PolicyGenius! Save more than $1,000 on your home and auto insurance by heading to policygenius.com! Magic Spoon! Head to MagicSpoon.com/TSS and use the code ‘TSS’ for free shipping and $5 off your first order! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 01, 2021
Allocation Disorder: a comprehensive update on Major League Soccer's CBA negotiations
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On this week's episode of Allocation Disorder (the world's foremost labor negotiations podcast), Paul and Sam bring you the latest update on Major League Soccer's CBA negotiations. The MLS owner's self-imposed deadline has officially passed. So what happens next? Will there be a lockout? Sponsors!  SoFi! Listen to the SoFi Daily podcast every weekday to keep informed and keep your financial resolutions!  Artifact! Save $40 on your first Artifact with the code TSS40! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 29, 2021
Is Bruno Fernandes close to being a classic #10, what are the similarities between soccer and chess strategy, previewing the USMNT’s game vs. Trinidad and Tobago, and much more w/Adam Snavely!
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Joe is joined by Adam Snavely to preview the USMNT's upcoming game on Sunday against Trinidad and Tobago and answer some listener questions. Joe and Adam talk about the U.S. players they're most excited to watch against T&T and give their preferred starting elevens for that game before turning their collective attention towards listener questions! NEW SHOW ALERT! Today at 5PM ET, Taylor and Ryan are going to be doing a Soccer 101-centric live show on the Stereo app. You can sign up for Stereo here or here - and it’s totally free! Stereo lets you record your questions and submit them instantaneously, and we’ll do our best to answer them all (or at least as many as we can). And don’t forget to follow Taylor (@rockwelltss), Ryan (@ryanbailey), and Joe (@joelowery) on the free Stereo app! Now, here's the list of questions that Joe and Adam answered on the show: 1) What happened to players like Lynden Gooch, Romain Gall, and Shaq Moore who featured for the U.S. after Couva? 2) What is Frank Lampard’s future as a coach? 3) If you could swap one of Chelsea’s marquee attacking players with another team’s midfielder or defender, who would you sell and who would you sign? 4) Is a right back the same as a right wingback and are Inverted wingers the same as "regular" wingers? 5) Is Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes the closest thing we’ve seen to a classic #10?  6) How much overlap is there between soccer strategy and chess strategy? 7) Are Andrew Carlton and Paxton Pomykal the latest young Americans that we hyped prematurely?  Sponsors!  SoFi! Listen to the SoFi Daily podcast every weekday to keep informed and keep your financial resolutions!  Blue Nile! Thinking of popping the question? Take a look at an incredible, limited-edition collection of diamond engagement rings at BlueNile.com! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 28, 2021
The brilliance of Ted Lasso, the most exciting USMNT player in the pool right now, the best methods for fair analysis in soccer media, and much more w/ Jason Davis
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Taylor talks to Jason Davis about, as has become tradition, a wide variety of topics, including being new parents, the best soccer documentaries, the ease with which USMNT soccer players can become villains, the perceptions of American players abroad, creating content in an aggressive media landscape, and a whoooole bunch more. NEW SHOW ALERT! On Thursday at 5pm eastern, Ryan and Taylor are going to be doing a Soccer 101-centric live show on the Stereo app. You can sign up for Stereo here or here Stereo lets you record your questions and submit them instantaneously, and we will do our best to answer them all (or at least as many as we can). And don’t forget to follow Taylor (@rockwelltss), Ryan (@ryanbailey), and Joe (@joelowery) on the free Stereo app! Sponsors!  SoFi! Listen to the SoFi Daily podcast every weekday to keep informed and keep your financial resolutions!  Blue Nile! Thinking of popping the question? Take a look at an incredible, limited-edition collection of diamond engagement rings at BlueNile.com! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 27, 2021
Catching up on USMNT player news, plus analysis of Americans abroad! Mark McKenzie debuts for Genk, Hoppe and Musah start against league giants, Sargent scores, and more
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Taylor and Joe catch up on some United States Men's National Team player news before digging into specific moments from the myriad of Americans that played abroad this past weekend. Below, you can find an ordered list of players discussed on the show, but first: an announcement! On Thursday, January 28th, Taylor and Ryan will be hosting a live show on the free Stereo app! Stereo is broadcast platform where we’ll be bringing weekly live shows talking about the latest episodes of Soccer 101 and a bunch of other wonderful things. This week’s Stereo show will be on Thursday, January 28th at 5PM ET - and it’s going to be all about the Champions League!  Head to stereo.com/rockwelltss to download the Stereo app and check out this week’s Soccer 101 Live Show! And don’t forget to follow Taylor (@rockwelltss), Ryan (@ryanbailey), and Joe (@joelowery) on the free Stereo app! Now, here's the ordered list of Americans discussed on the show: 1) Sebastian Soto is back at Norwich 2) Caden Clark to RB Leipzig? 3) Jordan Morris is now officially a Swansea City player 4) Duane Octavious Holmes has a new-old team 5) Mark McKenzie makes his Genk debut 6) Matthew Hoppe starts against Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich 7) Brenden Aaronson makes his Austrian Bundesliga debut 8) Josh Sargent scores(!!!) and it's a banger 9) Yunus Musah starts against La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid 10) Weston McKennie making things happen for Juventus 11) Tyler Adams stays feisty for RB Leipzig Sponsors!  SoFi! Listen to the SoFi Daily podcast every weekday to keep informed and keep your financial resolutions!  Blue Nile! Thinking of popping the question? Take a look at an incredible, limited-edition collection of diamond engagement rings at BlueNile.com! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 26, 2021
Weekend Review: Lampard is fired, Real Madrid are inspired, Milan leave a lot to be desired!
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Ryan Bailey, Taylor Rockwell and Graham Ruthven are discuss the weekend that was in world soccer! 0.00 - Frank Lampard is sacked: Will the Chelsea manager be able to get another top-flight job? How will new appointee Thomas Tuchel fare?  10.46 - Manchester United vs. Liverpool: In a much more lively affair than their most recent encounter, United were victors with a late Bruno Fernandes free kick winner. We look at the tactical decisions that won it for the Red Devis, and Jurgen Klopp’s squad issues.  29.51 - Milan vs. Atalanta: Serie A leaders Milan were humbled by their Lombardy neighbors, whose press proved too much at the San Siro. 41.14 - Schalke vs. Bayern Munich: All the other Bundesliga title challengers lost this weekend, while Bayern picked up three points at the league’s worst team. So yeah, they’ve won the title again.  54.55 - Alaves vs. Real Madrid: Zinedine Zidane was absent from the sidelines for Real Madrid’s best performance of the season. Luka Modric was in exceptional form, as was a young man named Eden Hazard.  Sponsors!  SoFi! Listen to the SoFi Daily podcast every weekday to keep informed and keep your financial resolutions!  Artifact! Save $40 on your first Artifact with the code TSS40! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 25, 2021
Allocation Disorder: Don Garber's letter, MLS SuperDraft takeaways, details on Jordan Morris' move to Swansea, and much more
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Paul and Sam open this week's episode of Allocation Disorder (presented by Miami Fingalicking) with a quick update on the CBA situation before turning their attention to the MLS SuperDraft, Jordan Morris' upcoming move to Swansea, and some MLS players that could move in the January transfer window. Sponsors! Blue Nile! Thinking of popping the question? Take a look at an incredible, limited-edition collection of diamond engagement rings at BlueNile.com! Four Sigmatic! Save up to 40% and get free shipping at FourSigmatic.com/tss!  Artifact! Save $40 on your first Artifact with the code TSS40! Credible! Refinance your student loan debt at credible.com/TSS and Credible will give you a $200 gift card!! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 22, 2021
Would Messi make Miami a championship team, why are Sheffield United so bad this season, favorite serotonin-producing soccer moments, and more listener questions
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Ryan and Taylor answer 10 listener questions, and start off the show with some waffles vs pancakes chat. Obviously. 1) What are the soccer moments you return to for guaranteed serotonin? 2) Does Inter Miami + Messi = Supporters' Shield/MLS Cup victory? What might the obstacles to success be, and what would the move mean for his national team career? 3) Should MLS consider pushing for in game/split screen commercials like you see in Liga MX games? 4) When a team knows its opponent is poor at offensive set pieces, does that change their defensive approach in open play? 5) What has happened to Sheffield United this season? 6) Why do teams from Wales take part in the English Football League, but not teams from Northern Ireland? 7) With Jordan Morris likely moving to Swansea, what's the latest on their ownership, manager, tactics, and overall performance this season? 8) How long will Wilfred Ndidi stay at Leicester and, if he moves, what destination makes the most sense? 9) Do we like daily fantasy sites for soccer, and could they help soccer catch on even more in the US? 10) What's the best way to financially support women's soccer in America? Sponsors! Blue Nile! Thinking of popping the question? Take a look at an incredible, limited-edition collection of diamond engagement rings at BlueNile.com! Four Sigmatic! Save up to 40% and get free shipping at FourSigmatic.com/tss!  Credible! Refinance your student loan debt at credible.com/TSS and Credible will give you a $200 gift card! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 21, 2021
Carl Anka explains why Manchester United's tactics don't make sense, but why that might not be such a major issue
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Taylor talks to The Athletic's Carl Anka about a lot of different topics (the best West African dish, why the transfer market might be a dud this January, and writing children's books with a certain famous footballer, but it's mostly about Manchester United. Here's the basic idea we try to make sense of: Manchester United are a team surrounded by and composed of question marks, but that fact doesn't seem to be having the negative impact it might elsewhere. Plus, how good is Marcus Rashford and what does he need to improve in his game, what's gone wrong for Anthony Martial, which players are limiting what the team wants to do stylistically, Solskjaer's preferred tactics, and the future of Paul Pogba. All that AND Carl admits Weston McKennie is good and requests that the internet stop bullying him. Sponsors! Blue Nile! Thinking of popping the question? Take a look at an incredible, limited-edition collection of diamond engagement rings at BlueNile.com! Four Sigmatic! Save up to 40% and get free shipping at FourSigmatic.com/tss!  Credible! Refinance your student loan debt at credible.com/TSS and Credible will give you a $200 gift card! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 20, 2021
Americans Abroad Round-Up: standout plays from Brenden Aaronson, Yunus Musah, Matthew Hoppe, and more. Plus, Jordan Morris to Swansea City?
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Taylor and Joe take a look at some specific moments from a host of Americans who played in Europe this weekend - and one American who didn't play in Europe this weekend. Before that though, they talk about Jordan Morris' reported loan move to Swansea City! Jordan Morris to Swansea City? Brenden Aaronson debuts for Jesse Marsch's RB Salzburg Duane Holmes' status at Derby County (hint: Wayne Rooney's got things to say about Holmes) Matthew Hoppe scores again for Schalke - and shows an area of his game that he can improve Antonee Robinson's performance for Fulham Josh Sargent shows his creative side for Werder Bremen Sergiño Dest: should he be doing more for Barcelona? Yunus Musah dominates in the Copa del Rey with Valencia Christian Pulisic is moving like a Berhalter winger while playing as a Chelsea winger Sponsors! Blue Nile! Thinking of popping the question? Take a look at an incredible, limited-edition collection of diamond engagement rings at BlueNile.com! Four Sigmatic! Save up to 40% and get free shipping at FourSigmatic.com/tss!  Credible! Refinance your student loan debt at credible.com/TSS and Credible will give you a $200 gift card! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 20, 2021
Weekend Review: Messi sees red, Conte conquers Juve and Liverpool's attacking issues
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Ryan Bailey, Taylor Rockwell and Graham Ruthven are back to discuss an eventful weekend for the beautiful game! 0.00 - Liverpool vs. Manchester Utd: The Premier League’s top-of-the-table clash was a little *Gegendepressing* but there were positives for both defenses. Plus, Graham gets in to the reason behind the downturn in form of Liverpool’s front three. 28.40 - Wolves vs. West Brom: The Black Country Derby didn’t fail to disappoint, with five goals in Big Sam’s first league win with the Albion. Wolves, meanwhile, are not in a good place.  45.10 - Inter Milan vs. Juventus: Once upon a time, not so long ago, Juventus were imperious. They would have had the league wrapped up by this stage. Not so much this season, where they sit in fifth after being dominated by Conte’s Inter.  61.20 - Barcelona vs Athletic Club: It was all Kalimotxos and trumpet solos in Seville on Sunday, where Athletic Bilbao claimed a Super Cup victory over Barca, in which Leo Messi made an unceremonious early exit.  Sponsors! Blue Nile! Thinking of popping the question? Take a look at an incredible, limited-edition collection of diamond engagement rings at BlueNile.com! Four Sigmatic! Save up to 40% and get free shipping at FourSigmatic.com/tss!  Artifact! Save $40 on your first Artifact with the code TSS40! Credible! Refinance your student loan debt at credible.com/TSS and Credible will give you a $200 gift card! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 18, 2021
Allocation Disorder: the latest on MLS's CBA talks, plus thoughts on Chris Armas in Toronto and Club de Foot Montréal
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On this week's episode of Allocation Disorder, Paul and Sam start the show with a comprehensive update on the CBA talks between MLS and the MLSPA before shining a light on new Toronto FC head coach Chris Armas and a recent rebrand in Montreal. Sponsors! Quantic! Learn alongside students & alumni from around the world who match your potential. Learn more at Quantic.edu/theathletic! Wealthfront! Visit wealthfront.com/TSS to get your first $5,000 managed for free, for life! Blue Nile! Thinking of popping the question? Take a look at an incredible, limited-edition collection of diamond engagement rings at BlueNile.com! Magic Spoon! Head to MagicSpoon.com/TSS and use the code ‘TSS’ for free shipping and $5 off your first order! Four Sigmatic! Save up to 40% and get free shipping at FourSigmatic.com/tss!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 15, 2021
Updates on MLS labor negotiations (and the best moves of the offseason so far), plus a big news day for the NWSL w/ Jeff Rueter
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Taylor talks to The Athletic's Jeff Rueter about a whole bunch of different topics pertaining to the American soccer landscape, including the ongoing MLS labor negotiations for the upcoming season, NWSL and the USSF "consciously uncoupling" in a surprise shift, self-relegation in USL and the merits thereof, and much much more! Sponsors! Quantic! Learn alongside students & alumni from around the world who match your potential. Learn more at Quantic.edu/theathletic! Wealthfront! Visit wealthfront.com/TSS to get your first $5,000 managed for free, for life! Blue Nile! Thinking of popping the question? Take a look at an incredible, limited-edition collection of diamond engagement rings at BlueNile.com! Magic Spoon! Head to MagicSpoon.com/TSS and use the code ‘TSS’ for free shipping and $5 off your first order! Four Sigmatic! Save up to 40% and get free shipping at FourSigmatic.com/tss!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 14, 2021
Europe’s perception of American talent, MLS Next vs. the DA, what Dallas and Philly are doing right, and more youth development talk w/ Will Parchman
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Joe Lowery is joined by Will Parchman to talk about youth development in the United States! Will provides some phenomenal insight into current trends in American youth development, the differences between the Development Academy and MLS Next, USL's role in youth development, specific academies that are doing good work, peas (yes, peas), and much more. Sponsors! Quantic! Learn alongside students & alumni from around the world who match your potential. Learn more at Quantic.edu/theathletic! Wealthfront! Visit wealthfront.com/TSS to get your first $5,000 managed for free, for life! Blue Nile! Thinking of popping the question? Take a look at an incredible, limited-edition collection of diamond engagement rings at BlueNile.com! Magic Spoon! Head to MagicSpoon.com/TSS and use the code ‘TSS’ for free shipping and $5 off your first order! Four Sigmatic! Save up to 40% and get free shipping at FourSigmatic.com/tss!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 13, 2021
Americans Abroad Round-Up: specific standout moments from Gio Reyna, Tim Weah, Alan Soñora, Yunus Musah, Reggie Cannon, and many more!
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Joe and Taylor take a look at some specific moments (most good, some bad) from 10 of the many, many Americans in action around the world this past weekend. We also get intro broader conversations about their roles in the USMNT, their respective positions on the depth chart, areas for improvement, and much much more! Players discussed: 1) Matthew Hoppe (Schalke) 2) Alan Soñora (Independiente) 3) Gio Reyna (Dortmund) 4) Tyler Adams (RB Leipzig) 5) Weston McKennie (Juventus) 6) Matt Miazga (Anderlecht) 7) Yunus Musah (Valencia) 8) Tim Weah (Lille) 9) Josh Sargent (Werder Bremen) 10) Reggie Cannon (Boavista) Sponsors! Quantic! Learn alongside students & alumni from around the world who match your potential. Learn more at Quantic.edu/theathletic! Wealthfront! Visit wealthfront.com/TSS to get your first $5,000 managed for free, for life! Blue Nile! Thinking of popping the question? Take a look at an incredible, limited-edition collection of diamond engagement rings at BlueNile.com! Magic Spoon! Head to MagicSpoon.com/TSS and use the code ‘TSS’ for free shipping and $5 off your first order! Four Sigmatic! Save up to 40% and get free shipping at FourSigmatic.com/tss!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 13, 2021
Weekend Review: Another future USMNT star emerges, FA Cup magic on Merseyside & Ajax's comeback!
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Ryan Bailey, Taylor Rockwell and Graham Ruthven convene to discuss an eventful weekend for the beautiful game! 0.00 - Marine vs. Tottenham: The Magic of the FA Cup was lightly sprinkled on Merseyside as eighth-tier Marine hosted Jose Mourinho’s Spurs. It was as uncompetitive as you’d imagine, but the event had plenty of highlights and quirks.  21.13 - RB Leipzig vs. Dortmund: The East Germans passed up on their chance to leapfrog Bayern Munich with a home loss to BVB. Once again, Erling Haaland was the star of the show. 43.38 - Ajax vs. PSV: In what may have been the most entertaining match of the weekend, the honors were split evenly between the Netherlands’ two biggest sides. And the show was nearly stolen by a West Ham flop! 54.25 - Roma vs. Inter Milan: The Giallorossi earned a point with a late equalizer, as Antonio Conte appeared to drop the ball with his substitutions.  Sponsors! Wealthfront! Visit wealthfront.com/TSS to get your first $5,000 managed for free, for life! Quantic! Learn alongside students & alumni from around the world who match your potential. Learn more at Quantic.edu/theathletic! Blue Nile! Thinking of popping the question? Take a look at an incredible, limited-edition collection of diamond engagement rings at BlueNile.com! Magic Spoon! Head to MagicSpoon.com/TSS and use the code ‘TSS’ for free shipping and $5 off your first order! Four Sigmatic! Save up to 40% and get free shipping at FourSigmatic.com/tss!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 11, 2021
Allocation Disorder: an update on MLS labor negotiations, plus Greg Vanney in at the Galaxy, Diego Alonso out at Miami, and Paul says nice things about Austin
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On the first episode of Allocation Disorder in 2021, Paul and Sam are back to discussing MLS labor negotiations and the developments that have taken place since last they spoke. After that, it's on to some coaching changes with Greg Vanney now officially in charge of the Galaxy and Diego Alonso now officially not in charge in Miami. Plus, Mark McKenzie on the move, Kevin Molino is too, and Paul has words of positivity for Austin FC. Sponsors! NETGEAR! Find out what makes NETGEAR America’s number one choice for WiFi at NETGEAR.com/bestWiFi Vuori! Get 20% off and free shipping when you go to VuoriClothing.com/TSS Blue Nile! Thinking of popping the question? Take a look at an incredible, limited-edition collection of diamond engagement rings at bluenile.com! Magic Spoon! Head to MagicSpoon.com/TSS and use the code ‘TSS’ for free shipping! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 08, 2021
Our favorite "The Streets Won't Forget" players, does Hansi Flick deserve more respect, a McKennie-for-Pogba swap, and more listener questions
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Ryan and Taylor do their best to answer 7 Listener Questions: 1) - There is a popular phrase on foot-soccer-ball Twitter "the streets won't forget" about player who was great for a short period of time, such as "the streets won't forget Adel Taarabt". Who is your favorite "the streets won't forget" player? 2) - Weston McKennie for Paul Pogba straight swap - who says no? 3) If Manchester United win a Cup and make the Champions League, is it a successful season? 4) Where does Paolo Rossi rank in the importance of Italian football? 5) Why are there not more trades in European soccer? 6) With Schalke hurtling towards the record for longest winless streak in German soccer history, what are some famous bad records that clubs are proud of? 7) Does Hansi Flick, much like Rodney Dangerfield, deserve more respect? Sponsors! NETGEAR! Find out what makes NETGEAR America’s number one choice for WiFi at NETGEAR.com/bestWiFi Vuori! Get 20% off and free shipping when you go to VuoriClothing.com/TSS Blue Nile! Thinking of popping the question? Take a look at an incredible, limited-edition collection of diamond engagement rings at bluenile.com! Magic Spoon! Head to MagicSpoon.com/TSS and use the code ‘TSS’ for free shipping! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 07, 2021
Just how good was Brazilian Ronaldo, who will be the oldest player on the USMNT’s 2026 World Cup roster, and tons more listener questions
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On this episode, Joe Lowery, Adam Snavely, and Adam Snavely’s beard run through nine wonderful listener questions! They also formerly bang the gavel on the Total Soccer Show Opinion Machine, so there’s that.  2:30 - Michael Bradley has received a lot of hate with the USMNT. What was the last great game he had before the hate began? 13:28 - How would Gio Reyna’s career have been impacted if he had signed a pro contract with NYCFC? 21:40 - How dependent is Berhalter’s tactical system on CBs playing on the side of their dominant foot? 26:55 - How are college players selected to go to the MLS Combine and be eligible for the MLS SuperDraft? 33:05 - What do you do if your child will watch soccer with you, but insists on rooting for the other team? 36:03 - Would Brazilian Ronaldo be thought of as highly as Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Pele, and Maradona had he not suffered so many injuries? 44:00 - How much do MLS teams make from jersey sales in comparison to other clubs around the world? 48:56 - Who will be the oldest player in the USMNT’s 2026 World Cup squad? 54:15 - If you could add one player to the USMNT for the 2026 World Cup, who would it be? Sponsors! SoFi! Every weekday morning, the SoFi daily podcast keeps you up to date with important business news, stock market happenings, and how they affect your financial life! fuboTV! Go to fubotv.com/TSS for 15% off your first month and a free trial! Blue Nile! Thinking of popping the question? Take a look at an incredible, limited-edition collection of diamond engagement rings at bluenile.com! Magic Spoon! Head to MagicSpoon.com/TSS and use the code ‘TSS’ for free shipping! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 06, 2021
USMNT January camp roster reaction and review, plus analyzing the weekend performances of Sargent, Adams, Steffen, Pulisic and Reyna
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Joe and Taylor take a long look at the dual roster release that took place earlier today: one for the USMNT and one for the potential Olympic squad. Who will end up making that January camp friendly roster, which players have the best chance of challenging for time right now, and who could be critical in qualifying for the Olympics? After that, we review the weekend that was for 5 young Americans who did things in Europe: Josh Sargent at Werder Bremen, Tyler Adams at Leipzig, Zack Steffen at Man City, Christian Pulisic at Chelsea, and Gio Reyna at Dortmund. Sponsors! NETGEAR! Find out what makes NETGEAR America’s number one choice for WiFi at NETGEAR.com/bestWiFi Vuori! Get 20% off and free shipping when you go to VuoriClothing.com/TSS Blue Nile! Thinking of popping the question? Take a look at an incredible, limited-edition collection of diamond engagement rings at bluenile.com! Magic Spoon! Head to MagicSpoon.com/TSS and use the code ‘TSS’ for free shipping! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 06, 2021
Weekend Review! Frank Lampard on the ropes, Atleti title hopes & Old Firm Derby tropes!
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Ryan Bailey and Graham Ruthven join forces to discuss the biggest events of the weekend in soccer!  0.00 - Mauricio Pochettino officially announced as PSG coach: Will the Argentine be suited to life in Paris? What kind of changes will he make to his team? 10.30 - Chelsea vs. Manchester City: In their best outing in nearly two years, City gave Frank Lampard the Blues, while exposing some tactical naiveté. 29.08 - Rangers vs. Celtic: The Old Firm derby saw Steven Gerrard take a step towards his first-ever league title. Surely Rangers won’t let things slip now?  41.52 - La Liga Round-Up: Atletico Madrid earned a hard-fought victory over Alaves to cement their status at the summit of La Liga. Ryan and Graham also look at El Gran Derbi, a bucket list match for any soccer fan. 53.35 - Borussia Dortmund vs. Wolfsburg: BvB turned around their home form and Jason Sancho scored a much-needed goal, but problems persist at the Westfalenstadion.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 04, 2021
New Year's Resolutions for Mikel Arteta, Liverpool, Josh Sargent and more!
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As we sit on the precipice of 2021, Taylor Rockwell and Ryan Bailey provide some soccer-themed resolutions for players, managers and teams around the world! Happy New Year, y'all! Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... SoFi! Every weekday morning, the SoFi daily podcast keeps you up to date with important business news, stock market happenings, and how they affect your financial life! Blue Nile! Thinking of popping the question? Take a look at an incredible, limited-edition collection of diamond engagement rings at bluenile.com! fuboTV! Go to fubotv.com/TSS for 15% off your first month and a free trial! Magic Spoon! Head to MagicSpoon.com/TSS and use the code ‘TSS’ for free shipping! Mack Weldon! Visit MackWeldon.com/TSS for 20% off your first order! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 31, 2020
End of Year Awards! Praise for Bielsa, Bayern and Rashford, commiserations to Barcelona!
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This may not be a year that we all look back upon fondly, but we're dedicating today's show to celebrating everything good soccer has given us in 2020! That's right—Taylor Rockwell and Ryan Bailey have lined up the categories and nominees for the most-anticipated awards ceremony since The Dundies! Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... SoFi! Every weekday morning, the SoFi daily podcast keeps you up to date with important business news, stock market happenings, and how they affect your financial life! Blue Nile! Thinking of popping the question? Take a look at an incredible, limited-edition collection of diamond engagement rings at bluenile.com! fuboTV! Go to fubotv.com/TSS for 15% off your first month and a free trial! Magic Spoon! Head to MagicSpoon.com/TSS and use the code ‘TSS’ for free shipping! Mack Weldon! Visit MackWeldon.com/TSS for 20% off your first order! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 30, 2020
Who will be the next Dortmund manager, is Tyler Adams still the QB at Leipzig and which clubs have been the biggest surprises so far: Bundesliga catch-up w/ Manuel Veth
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Manuel Veth returns to the show to discuss all-things Bundesliga. We start off with a lengthy look at Dortmund (where did it go wrong for Favre, where do they go from here, why has Jadon Sancho started poorly, and how good is Gio Reyna). Plus, Tyler Adams' role at Leipzig, why David Alaba might want out at Bayern (and if that means Chris Richards gets more minutes), the state of Werder Bremen, and why we should all be talking A LOT more about the work being done by Pellegrino Matarazzo at Stuttgart. Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... SoFi! Every weekday morning, the SoFi daily podcast keeps you up to date with important business news, stock market happenings, and how they affect your financial life! Blue Nile! Thinking of popping the question? Take a look at an incredible, limited-edition collection of diamond engagement rings at bluenile.com! fuboTV! Go to fubotv.com/TSS for 15% off your first month and a free trial! Magic Spoon! Head to MagicSpoon.com/TSS and use the code ‘TSS’ for free shipping! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 29, 2020
Weekend Review: Arsenal win a game! Big Sam rides again! Mourinho does Mourinho things!
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Ryan Bailey and Graham Ruthven are back to get into the biggest matches of the weekend! 0.00 - Arsenal vs. Chelsea: Mikel Arteta broke the Gunners out a their funk with a youthful lineup, putting the pressure on Frank Lampard to turn the Blues’ fortunes around.  23.50 - Leicester vs. Manchester Utd: in an unforeseen turn of events, the points were shared between a team who had not drawn this season and an away side who hadn’t dropped any points on the road! 40.00 - Liverpool vs. West Brom: Sam Allardyce is back in the Premier League, and has announced his return by taking points from the champions at Anfield! We explain how the Baggies pulled it off.  49.40 - Wolves vs. Tottenham: Jose Mourinho’s side sat on a 1-0 lead and paid the price—and not for the first time this season. Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... SoFi! Every weekday morning, the SoFi daily podcast keeps you up to date with important business news, stock market happenings, and how they affect your financial life! Blue Nile! Thinking of popping the question? Take a look at an incredible, limited-edition collection of diamond engagement rings at bluenile.com! fuboTV! Go to fubotv.com/TSS for 15% off your first month and a free trial! Magic Spoon! Head to MagicSpoon.com/TSS and use the code ‘TSS’ for free shipping! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 28, 2020
Handing out some Holiday gift ideas to the global soccer community w/ Joe and Ryan
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Joe, Ryan and Taylor take turns giving out some Holiday gift ideas to the soccer community: some to players, some to managers, some to clubs, and at least one to an entire city. Other topics of conversation include usual holiday talking points like cloning, worm-eating, and the Concacaf Champions League. What more do you need? If you answer to that last question was "pictures of the random things y'all talked about" then here are a few: 1) The celebratory mug for Hansi Flick 2) Microwave recipes for Dele Alli 3) Stupid sunglasses for a stupid team 4) Something to help Sean Dyche to remember his visit to The Grand Canyon 5) And a gummy alternative to Dyche's alleged favorite food Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... The Athletic! Check out theathletic.com/TSS to receive two all-access subscriptions for the price of one! Credible! Visit credible.com/TSS to receive a $200 gift card when refinancing your student loans! Blue Nile! Thinking of popping the question? Take a look at an incredible, limited-edition collection of diamond engagement rings at bluenile.com! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 23, 2020
Catching up on Americans abroad! Dest and Musah face off in La Liga, McKennie’s skillful performance in Italy, and so much more
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It was a busy weekend for Americans abroad, so Taylor and Joe did their homework and came prepared to chat about more than a few talented USMNT players plying their trade in Europe. From Dest and Musah facing off in La Liga, to McKennie looking sharp for Juventus, to Yedlin's first Premier League start this season, to Otasowie's first Premier League start ever, there's plenty to get to! 3:38 - Sergino Dest is a starter for FC Barcelona. Woah! 11:43 - Yunus Musah: A Man Who Makes Gregg Berhalter Look Very Wise 24:15 - DeAndre Yedlin is back in the starting XI for Newcastle. How'd he do? 31:06 - Antonee Robinson and Fulham secured a result away to Newcastle over the weekend 39:13 - Weston McKennie was recently named USMNT Player of the Year and when you watch him at Juventus, it's easy to see why 54:45 - Niko Gioacchini scored for Caen, showed some great movement in the box, and might be outgrowing Ligue 2 1:05:49 - Owen Otasowie started his first Premier League game for Wolves! What did we learn about him? 1:12:20 - Christian Pulisic is healthy and oh-so-dangerous for Chelsea right now Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... The Athletic! Check out theathletic.com/TSS to receive two all-access subscriptions for the price of one! Credible! Visit credible.com/TSS to receive a $200 gift card when refinancing your student loans! Blue Nile! Thinking of popping the question? Take a look at an incredible, limited-edition collection of diamond engagement rings at bluenile.com! HelloFresh! Go to HelloFresh.com/TSS80 and use code TSS80 to get $80 off including free shipping. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 22, 2020
Weekend Review: Man Utd rock Bielsa, Spurs' Spider-Man meme & Lewandowski's Xmas gifts!
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After rechristening Scotland and ‘McTominayLand’, Ryan Bailey and Graham Ruthven get into the biggest matches of the weekend from around Europe! 0.00 - Manchester United vs. Leeds: Ole is at the wheel and his hands are positioned at 6 and 2! We look at how Solskjaer set up perfectly to deal with Marcelo Bielsa’s high-energy side.  21.17 - Everton vs. Arsenal: Mikel Arteta endured an unhappy return to Goodison Park, where the Gunners suffered yet another league loss. We ask: what is an Arsenal, and what does it stand for? 38.50 - Tottenham vs. Leicester: It looked like the Spider-Man meme in North London where two of the league’s best counter-attacking sides pointed at each other Leicester, however, had the better game plan. 51.50 - Bayer Leverkusen vs. Bayern Munich: It is a time of year for giving gifts, and Leverkusen’s Jonathan Tah very kindly placed two in the lap of Robert Lewandowski to send Die Roten to the top of the table for the festive break.  Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... The Athletic! Check out theathletic.com/TSS to receive two all-access subscriptions for the price of one! Credible! Visit credible.com/TSS to receive a $200 gift card when refinancing your student loans! Blue Nile! Thinking of popping the question? Take a look at an incredible, limited-edition collection of diamond engagement rings at bluenile.com! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 21, 2020
Allocation Disorder: Austin FC roster update, MLS proving itself in the world of youth development, dipping into the mailbag, and much more
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In their final episode of 2020, Paul and Sam cover a ton of ground, ranging from MLS Cup takeaways to Austin FC to trades and transfers to listener questions! 1:18 - Thoughts and overarching takeaways from MLS Cup 9:00 - Paul putting Sam in a box and Allocation Disorder in its purest form 10:06 - What do we know about Austin FC so far? 26:06 - Analysis of Montreal's acquisition of Djordje Mihailovic from the Chicago Fire 32:55 - "Bryan Reynolds: The 10 Million Dollar Man" and MLS proving itself in the world of youth development 44:44 - The Inter Miami/Diego Alonso situation 49:18 - Mailbag time! What are some of the positive things going on in MLS and soccer in the United States? Will this year's playoff format stick? Is the USMNT's January Camp still happening? And many more! Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... The Athletic! Check out theathletic.com/TSS to receive two all-access subscriptions for the price of one! Blue Nile! Thinking of popping the question? Take a look at an incredible, limited-edition collection of diamond engagement rings at bluenile.com! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 18, 2020
Jimmy Conrad on the USMNT's defense, Arsenal's decline and Pochettino's next move!
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Why are Barcelona players taking pay cuts while the team still spends big on transfers? How is Tanguy Ndombele ‘press resistant’? And what are the root causes of Arsenal’s suckiness? The legendary Jimmy Conrad joins Ryan Bailey to answer your questions!  Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... The Athletic! Check out theathletic.com/TSS to receive two all-access subscriptions for the price of one! Blue Nile! Thinking of popping the question? Take a look at an incredible range of limited-edition collection of diamond engagement rings at bluenile.com! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 18, 2020
Will Wayne Rooney be an elite coach, is the USMNT's current talent evidence that the youth system wasn't broken, and more listener questions
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Taylor is back! You know what, one exclamation point isn't enough. Let's try that again. Taylor is back!!! That's much better. On today's show, Taylor and Joe answer some phenomenal listener questions. And before that, Joe asks Taylor about his first few weeks as a parent! 8:05 - Is the USMNT's current depth of talent evidence that the U.S.'s youth system wasn't as broken as we were lead to believe post-Couva? 20:48 - When you can't watch a game, what site has the best individual player ratings? 29:52 - Do national teams in countries with one or two dominant teams that contain many of the country's best players have an advantage? 37:39 - Can Americans who aren't good enough for the U.S. national team play for Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and other FIFA recognized territories that the United States own? 46:42 - With the congested schedule that FIFA has set for World Cup qualification, should the five player substitution rule remain in international qualifiers? 52:12 - From what he's done at Derby County so far, could Wayne Rooney become a top tier coach? Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... The Athletic! Check out theathletic.com/TSS to receive two all-access subscriptions for the price of one! Mack Weldon! Your one-stop-shop for men's basics, visit mackweldon.com/tss to get 20% off your first order! Blue Nile! Thinking of popping the question? Take a look at an incredible range of limited-edition collection of diamond engagement rings at bluenile.com! PolicyGenius! If you need life insurance but aren’t sure where to start, head to policygenius.com! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 16, 2020
MLS Cup review, plus which young U.S. player could break out in MLS next year, where Wondo fits best, and more listener questions w/Sam Stejskal
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On this episode, Joe Lowery is joined by The Athletic's Sam Stejskal to review MLS Cup and answer some MLS-related listener questions! First, Joe and Sam talk all about the Columbus Crew's impressive victory over the Seattle Sounders in Saturday's MLS Cup, digging into Aidan Morris' breakout performance, Lucas Zelarayan's dominant display, Caleb Porter's tactics, and Brian Schmetzer's future in Seattle. Then, Joe and Sam tackle a handful of listener questions: 26:10 - Which player would you want a gigantic golden CGI statue of to embody quintessential MLS? 33:00 - Which MLS team is poised for a “worst to first” kind of year? And which team is going the other way? 45:03 - If Chris Wondolowski doesn't re-sign with the San Jose Earthquakes, what other team best suits him? 48:30 - Which young American will burst onto the scene in MLS next year like Brenden Aaronson did this past year? 51:32 - Who will be sold for the most amount of money between Caden Clark, Gianluca Busio, Mark McKenzie, Brian Reynolds, and Daryl Dike? 56:50 - What happened with Diego Alonso's pseudo-firing in Miami? Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... The Athletic! Check out theathletic.com/TSS to receive two all-access subscriptions for the price of one! Artifact! Give the gift of a custom-made podcast this holiday season at heyartifact.com/gift! Blue Nile! Thinking of popping the question? Take a look at an incredible range of limited-edition collection of diamond engagement rings at bluenile.com! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 15, 2020
Weekend Review: Liverpool stumble, Dortmund lose a game (and a manager), Real Madrid complete a perfect week
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On today's Weekend Review edition of The Total Soccer Show, Ryan Bailey and Graham Ruvthen cast an eye over four of the biggest matches from this past weekend—and analyze the Champions League Round of 16 draw: 0:00 - Champions League draw: Frank Lampard will have his biggest managerial test to date when Chelsea meet Atletico Madrid, while PSG face familiar foes Barcelona.  16.43 - Manchester Utd vs. Manchester City: Yes, this was a terrible game in which nothing really happened. But it revealed a lot about where both managers are at and how their teams will progress.  25.52 - Fulham vs. Liverpool: It’s not often that Fulham can face the reigning league champions and feel that a draw wasn’t enough. How Scott Parker’s side renewed their faith in staying up! 40.06 - Real Madrid vs. Atletico Madrid: Is there a team anywhere in the world that is better at performing when it counts than Real Madrid? Zinedine Zidane’s side topped off a magnificent week with a statement win in El Derbi.  52.14 - Borussia Dortmund vs. Stuttgart: BVB manager lost his job after his team lost their way against newly promoted Stuttgart. What went wrong for Dortmund? Just about everything.  Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... The Athletic! Check out theathletic.com/TSS to receive two all-access subscriptions for the price of one! Artifact! Give the gift of a custom-made podcast this holiday season at heyartifact.com/gift! Blue Nile! Thinking of popping the question? Take a look at an incredible range of limited-edition collection of diamond engagement rings at bluenile.com! PolicyGenius! If you need life insurance but aren’t sure where to start, head to policygenius.com! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 14, 2020
Allocation Disorder: Seattle and Columbus deep dives before MLS Cup, Garber's State of the League address, and Paul McDonough out in Miami
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With MLS Cup coming up on Saturday, Paul and Sam talk about some of the pieces and strategies that have helped the Seattle Sounders and the Columbus Crew advance to the final. Then, they hit the highlights from Don Garber's State of the League address that happened earlier this week, and discuss some big Inter Miami news. 2:00 - General managers Garth Lagerwey (Seattle Sounders) and Tim Bezbatchenko (Columbus Crew) deserve a lot of credit for helping their respective teams get to MLS Cup 12:50 - An analysis of Sounders manager Brian Schmetzer and Crew manager Caleb Porter 20:08 - Shouldn't more MLS teams be investing in analytics? 27:`10 - Digging into some of Seattle's and Columbus's smartest signings and roster building strategies 42:49 - Highlights of MLS Commissioner Don Garber's State of the League address: The CBA and the force majeure clause MLS potentially looking for outside investors Are we going to see more MLS teams sold in the near future? 53:15 - Paul McDonough steps down as Inter Miami's COO and sporting director 1:03:08 - MLS Cup predictions! Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... The Athletic! Check out theathletic.com/TSS to receive two all-access subscriptions for the price of one! Indochino! Get $30 off any purchase of $399 or more at Indochino.com by using the code “athletic” at checkout. Fubo.tv! Visit fubotv.com/TSS for 15% off your first month AND a free trial. LinkedIn Jobs! Head to LinkedIn.com/TSS to get $50 off your first job post. Away! Gift someone something to look forward to this holiday season at AwayTravel.com/TSS. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 11, 2020
Champions League Group Stage Review w/ Sam Tighe!
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Ryan Bailey and Sam Tighe take a look back at the 2020-21 Champions League Group Stage, to assess the biggest winners and losers, the breakout stars, and the team who will give defending champions Bayern Munich a run for their money in the knockout rounds! Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... The Athletic! Check out theathletic.com/TSS to receive two all-access subscriptions for the price of one! Indochino! Get $30 off any purchase of $399 or more at Indochino.com by using the code “athletic” at checkout. Fubo.tv! Visit fubotv.com/TSS for 15% off your first month AND a free trial. LinkedIn Jobs! Head to LinkedIn.com/TSS to get $50 off your first job post. Hims! Get your first visit absolutely free at forhims.com/totalsoccer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 10, 2020
USMNT v El Salvador match review: player analysis, tactical takeaways, and much more w/Adam Snavely
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Joe Lowery is joined by Adam Snavely to review the USMNT's friendly against El Salvador. What did we learn? Did anything change tactically? Which players showed well? And which ones might have a spot in Gregg Berhalter's first-choice group of players? Joe and Adam answer those questions...and talk about a bunch of other things, too! Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... The Athletic! Check out theathletic.com/TSS to receive two all-access subscriptions for the price of one! Indochino! Get $30 off any purchase of $399 or more at Indochino.com by using the code “athletic” at checkout. Fubo.tv! Visit fubotv.com/TSS for 15% off your first month AND a free trial. LinkedIn Jobs! Head to LinkedIn.com/TSS to get $50 off your first job post. Manscaped! Get 20% off (with free shipping) when you use the promo code TSS20 at Manscaped.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 10, 2020
MLS Cup Preview: Seattle's budding dynasty, Zardes and Zelarayan’s combination, players to watch, and much more w/Jordan Angeli and Matt Pentz
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MLS Cup is less than a week away! On Saturday, December 12th, the Columbus Crew and the Seattle Sounders will battle for a serious piece of silverware. To preview Saturday's final and shine a light on the two teams playing, Joe Lowery is joined by not one, but two excellent guests on today's show. Up first, Jordan Angeli, also known as the "Crew Guru", talks all things Columbus. Then, Matt Pentz comes on the show to dis-Pentz his Seattle Sounders knowledge. 2:15 - Columbus Crew preview with Jordan Angeli What do the Crew look like in the post #SaveTheCrew era? How do they play under Caleb Porter? The connection between Gyasi Zardes and Lucas Zelarayan Much more 31:50 - Sounders Sounders preview with Matt Pentz What's the latest on the Brian Schmetzer contract situation? Players to watch Are the Sounders a dynasty? Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... The Athletic! Check out theathletic.com/TSS to receive two all-access subscriptions for the price of one! Indochino! Get $30 off any purchase of $399 or more at Indochino.com by using the code “athletic” at checkout. Fubo.tv! Visit fubotv.com/TSS for 15% off your first month and a free trial. LinkedIn Jobs! Head to LinkedIn.com/TSS to get $50 off your first job post. Hims! Go to ForHims.com/totalsoccer for a 90-day money-back guarantee. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 08, 2020
Weekend Review: Tottenham take North London, Barcelona take a beating and Bayern Munich meet their match!
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On today's Weekend Review edition of The Total Soccer Show, Ryan Bailey and Graham Ruvthen break down 4 big games from this past weekend: 0:00 - Tottenham vs. Arsenal: Kane and Son combine to pour more misery on Mikel Arteta, whose side were lacking all over the field. 27.40 - Liverpool vs. Wolves: Jurgen Klopp’s side were ruthless in their destruction of Wolves, who instilled a puzzling formation switch in Raul Jimenez’s absence… 44.19 - Bayern Munich vs. RB Leipzig: The most thrilling match of the weekend took place in Bavaria, where Bayern Munich’s passive approach to defending allowed Leipzig to stay within a sniff of title contention! 57.45 - Cadiz vs. Barcelona: The Catalans slumped to their fourth league defeat of the season against a highly impressive Cadiz side who have already taken points from Real Madrid and Athletic Club in this campaign.  Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... The Athletic! Check out theathletic.com/TSS to receive two all-access subscriptions for the price of one! Indochino! Get $30 off any purchase of $399 or more at Indochino.com by using the code “athletic” at checkout. Fubo.tv! Visit fubotv.com/TSS for 15% off your first month and a free trial. LinkedIn Jobs! Head to LinkedIn.com/TSS to get $50 off your first job post Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 07, 2020
Allocation Disorder: Greg Vanney leaves Toronto, plus recapping Sporting KC vs. Minnesota United, Seattle Sounders-FC Dallas and previewing the Conference Finals
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Before discussing some of the biggest off-the-field news in Major League Soccer, Paul and Sam sink their teeth into the most recent MLS Cup Playoff games, talking rosters, tactics, and more.  0:45 - With their roster turnaround and their recent on-field performance, it’s time to give Adrian Heath, Mark Watson, and Minnesota United the credit they deserve.  19:55 - Some rapid-fire analysis of Seattle Sounders versus FC Dallas - and then some Western Conference Final previewing. 23:53 - You thought this show was going to be all Western Conference, didn’t you? Well, never fear! Eastern Conference chat is here, featuring the New England Revolution and the Columbus Crew. 37:28 - Greg Vanney has officially left Toronto FC. Who should replace him as Toronto’s head coach? Plus, analysis of the other coaching vacancies around MLS. Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... Credible! Visit Credible.com/TSS and get a $200 gift card when you refinance your student loans. Artifact! Check out HeyArtifact.com/TSS to get $40 off your first order. Away! Gift someone something to look forward to this holiday season at AwayTravel.com/TSS. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 04, 2020
Zlatan’s FIFA Fury, Thierry Henry’s New Entourage & Man Utd’s Cyber Attack w/ Brooks Peck!
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It’s a Dirty Tackle reunion of sorts on today’s episode of TSS! Ryan Bailey is joined by DT founder Brooks Peck to look at some weird and wonderful recent stories from the beautiful game, including Joleon Lescott’s accidental comeback and the bizarre world of “Socker Slam”!  Listen carefully, and DT fans may hear an appearance from a familiar special guest, too… Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... Credible! Visit Credible.com/TSS and get a $200 gift card when you refinance your student loans. Artifact! Check out HeyArtifact.com/TSS to get $40 off your first order. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 03, 2020
USMNT December roster analysis w/Bobby Warshaw
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Earlier this week, U.S. Soccer gave us all an early Christmas present: a shiny, brand-new USMNT roster for the United States' game against El Salvador on December 9th. The roster is almost entirely made up of domestic-based, Olympic-eligible players, so it's an exciting group! Joe Lowery is joined by Bobby Warshaw to break down the roster and pick their preferred starting elevens for the 9th. Way more important and way more exciting than the USMNT roster: congratulations to Taylor and Margaret Rockwell on the birth of their daughter! We’re so, so happy for the Rockwell family and grateful that both mom and baby are healthy. Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... Credible! Visit Credible.com/TSS and get a $200 gift card when you refinance your student loans. Artifact! Check out HeyArtifact.com/TSS to get $40 off your first order. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 02, 2020
Is the USWNT better than ever? U.S. vs. Netherlands analysis, a player pool deep dive, and Vlatko discussion w/Meg Linehan
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Joe Lowery is joined by The Athletic’s Meg Linehan to talk about all things United States Women’s National Team! Joe asks Meg about the U.S.’s first game in 8 months, the emerging young talent in the player pool, and the differences between Vlatko Andonovski and Jill Ellis. Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... Credible! Visit Credible.com/TSS and get a $200 gift card when you refinance your student loans. Artifact! Check out HeyArtifact.com/TSS to get $40 off your first order. HelloFresh! Go to HelloFresh.com/TSS90 and use code TSS90 to get $90 off including free shipping. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 01, 2020
Weekend Review: Man Utd come back, Real Madrid and Dortmund fall flat
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Ryan Bailey and Graham Ruvthen put the world to rights b y breaking down the biggest games of the weekend: 4:00 - Chelsea vs. Tottenham: How was Harry Kane kept quiet, and which manager is happier with a Stamford Bridge stalemate? 20:32 - Southampton vs. Manchester United: Ole’s hands slipped off the whee; but Edinson Cavani was there to place them back!  36:50 - Real Madrid vs. Alaves: Zinedine Zidane had a few key players missing as the Spanish giants dropped points. Again. 46:47 - Borussia Dortmund vs. Köln: Lucien Favre’s job prospects took a hammering as Cologne left a bad smell at the Westfalenstadion.  Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... Credible! Visit Credible.com/TSS and get a $200 gift card when you refinance your student loans Artifact! Check out HeyArtifact.com/TSS to get $40 off your first order. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 30, 2020
Allocation Disorder: recapping Orlando City-NYCFC, Sporting KC vs San Jose and Portland v Dallas
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Paul and Sam are recording Tuesday for a Thursday release, so they're breaking down the Tuesday night names. 0:00 - Recapping the weekend's playoff games, and the intense entertainment therein, featuring a whole lot of Orlando City-NYCFC. What happened behind the scenes of one of the wildest games in MLS history? Why did Oscar Pareja go running into the dressing room? How many times did we think the game was over? What will happen next for Orlando with two starters suspended for the next round? 21:15 - The Wondo Love Machine rolls on, even if San Jose does not: Sporting KC vs San Jose review, plus a strange analogy involving bad breath from Sam. Also, where do San Jose go from here and will Wondo be back? 33:02 - Fast forwarding past Minnesota United to talk Portland v Dallas. How Portland's major problem this season was on display against Dallas, plus another incredibly dramatic penalty shootout and the glory of centerback penalties. 38:52 - Taking a look back at the teams who are out of the playoffs and where they go from here next season, featuring Miami, NYCFC, NY Red Bulls, and more! 49:48 - Things Paul and Sam are thankful for, including Orlando City, the USMNT, and MLS in general. Sponsors! Credible! Visit Credible.com/TSS and get a $200 gift card when you refinance your student loans Artifact! Go to HeyArtifact.com/TSS or HeyArtifact.com/daryl to hear some sample episodes, and when you're ready to hear one of your own you can use the promo code "TSS40" to get $40 off your first order! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 26, 2020
A TSS Soccer Thanksgiving Extravaganza! The USMNT's skillers, a superfriendship in Germany, and many other things we're thankful for
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It's a TSS Thanksgiving extravaganza! Joe Lowery is joined by Adam Snavely to talk about all of the soccer things that they're thankful for. From a promising addition to the USWNT player pool, to the goal of the decade(?), to a heartfelt thank you to the American soccer community, Joe and Adam run through their respective Lists of Thankfulness™. And, as discussed on the show, you can honor Daryl and support his wife Shannon by buying a "Hello and Welcome" patch: https://onthevolleyapparel.com/products/cooligans-otva-collab-racer-back-tank-top Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... The Athletic! Head over to theathletic.com/TSS to get a 12 month subscription to The Athletic for just $1 per month. Credible! Visit Credible.com/TSS and get a $200 gift card when you refinance your student loans. Artifact! Check out HeyArtifact.com/TSS to get $40 off your first order. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 26, 2020
Serie A catch-up w/ Matteo Bonetti: Weston McKennie’s Juventus future, Inter Milan’s struggles, and why Sassuolo are the new Atalanta!
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ESPN commentator and pundit Matteo Bonetti joins Ryan Bailey to answer listener questions and shoot the breeze about all things Serie A. You’ll find out how Milan are topping the table (spoiler: it's not all about Zlatan), what Weston McKennie will offer Juventus going forward, and which Italian team the skinny-jeans-and-oat-milk-latte crowd will be following now that Atalanta have gone mainstream. Today’s show is sponsored by… Credible! Visit Credible.com/TSS and get a $200 gift card when you refinance your student loans Artifact! Check out HeyArtifact.com/TSS to get $40 off your first order. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 25, 2020
How to play with a false 9, a guide to the “Manchester City zone”, advantages of a a box midfield, and many more tactical listener questions
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Joe Lowery is joined by Jordan Angeli to answer all of your tactical listener questions! 3:52 - What is a false nine, how was it popularized, and how do you play with one? 10:51 - What makes it a double pivot?  18:59 - What happens when you play with four central midfielders? Plus, examples of teams that do just that! 24:27 - What is an overload? And what does it have to do with Nani? 28:36 - What’s a defensive rotation?  35:24 - What are pressing cues? 41:00 - What is tactical periodization? Or is it tactical prioritization… 47: 10 - What is the Manchester City zone (aka Kevin De Bruyne’s happy place)?  54:05 - What’s the difference between a wingback and an attacking fullback? Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... The Athletic! Head over to theathletic.com/TSS to get a 12 month subscription to The Athletic for just $1 per month. Credible! Visit Credible.com/TSS and get a $200 gift card when you refinance your student loans. Artifact! Check out HeyArtifact.com/TSS to get $40 off your first order. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 24, 2020
Weekend Review: The Mourinho Masterclass, ‘no players, no problem’ for Liverpool and Zlatan roars in Naples
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On today's Weekend Review edition of The Total Soccer Show, Ryan Bailey and Graham Ruvthen break down 4 big games from this past weekend: 0:00 - Tottenham vs. Manchester City: What is Mourinho doing right—and what is Pep doing wrong?  28:20 - Liverpool vs. Leicester: Despite having three quarters of the defense, the captain and the top goalscorer out of action, Liverpool dominated Leicester. Rumors of their impending demise have been greatly exaggerated.  49:53 - Atletico Madrid vs. Barcelona: Mid-table La Liga chancers Barcelona suffer their first league defeat to title challengers Atleti in a decade. It’s getting *Messi* in Catalunya.  1:02:32 - Napoli vs. Milan: Zlatan is still running the show for league leaders Milan, but they’re far from a one-man team. Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... Credible! Visit Credible.com/TSS and get a $200 gift card when you refinance your student loans Artifact! Check out HeyArtifact.com/TSS to get $40 off your first order. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 23, 2020
George interviews Taylor
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Our old pal George Quraishi returns to the show to share his memories of Daryl Grove, and also does a very good job interviewing Taylor about Daryl, the last month, and what the future holds for TSS. There's also some parenting chat at the very end, and definitely at least 3 minutes or so of actual soccer content. Sponsors! LinkedIn! Visit LinkedIn.com/soccer to get $50 off your first job posting Credible! Go to Credible.com and get a $200 gift card when you refinance your student loans Fubo! FuboTV is offering our listeners a free trial AND 15% off their first month by going to fubotv.com/TSS Indochino! Get $30 off any purchase of $399 or more when you use the code "Athletic" at Indochino.com Away! Gift someone something to look forward to this holiday season at AwayTravel.com/TSS Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 20, 2020
Allocation Disorder: 2020 MLS playoffs preview and predictions
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"It's my why." Paul and Sam spend a late Thursday evening discussing all-things MLS playoffs. How will teams deal with injuries and Coronavirus-related absences? Who could spring a surprise run? Who makes New England v Montreal sexier: Bruce Arena or Thierry Henry? All that and much much more! Also, at one point, Paul says "you're from Illinois" and it sounds angry and accusatory. Some time stamps for you: 14:00 - Eastern Conference bracket preview and match-up predictions 29:54 - Western Conference bracket preview and match-up predictions Sponsors! LinkedIn! Visit LinkedIn.com/soccer to get $50 off your first job posting Credible! Go to Credible.com and get a $200 gift card when you refinance your student loans Fubo! FuboTV is offering our listeners a free trial AND 15% off their first month by going to fubotv.com/TSS Indochino! Get $30 off any purchase of $399 or more when you use the code "Athletic" at Indochino.com Away! Gift someone something to look forward to this holiday season at AwayTravel.com/TSS Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 20, 2020
Would David Wagner fix DC United, the best soccer apps for lineups and stats, and more listener questions w/ Ryan Bailey
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Ryan and Taylor do their best to answer 6 listener questions, plus talk a little international window... 1) Would David Wagner fix DC United? 2) How good would Aleksandar Mitrovic be if he didn't spend the last few seasons playing for Newcastle and Fulham? 3) With the current expanded benches available in many leagues, why aren't all teams using all the available spaces? 4) Why do goalkeepers yell "away!" on corners, and what other commands could they give? 5) How do the new goalkeeping rules during penalties affect the way in which players like Bruno Fernandes and Jorginho take their penalty kicks? 6) What are your favorite apps for scores, tactics, lineups, stats? Sponsors! LinkedIn! Visit LinkedIn.com/soccer to get $50 off your first job posting Credible! Go to Credible.com and get a $200 gift card when you refinance your student loans Fubo! FuboTV is offering our listeners a free trial AND 15% off their first month by going to fubotv.com/TSS Indochino! Get $30 off any purchase of $399 or more when you use the code "Athletic" at Indochino.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 19, 2020
Grant Wahl discusses his new podcast series American Prodigy, the Freddy Adu story
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Taylor chats with Grant Wahl about his new podcast series "American Prodigy, the Freddy Adu story." How did the project first come to be, how did Grant get Freddy on board, and what were the challenges of doing an entire series on a person who is very aware of their own media narrative? Plus, what has American soccer done to improve how it treats its potential future stars? All that and much more! Here's a link to the first episode. Give it a listen! Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... HelloFresh! Go to HelloFresh.com/TSS90 and use code TSS90 to get $90 off including free shipping! Hims! Stop worrying about hair loss and do something about it! Get your first visit free at ForHims.com/totalsoccer Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 18, 2020
Soccer's greatest one-hit wonders, and more Listener Questions w/ Adam Snavely and Ryan Bailey
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On this episode, which we are aware turned out... quite long... Taylor is joined by Adam Snavely and Ryan Bailey to answer 8 listener questions... Who are your favorite soccer “one hit wonders”? What team could most benefit from hiring Eddie Howe? What is Miguel Arteta doing that Unai Emery isn't? How do teams make big shifts in performance from season to season? How well have Wolves replacements done so far? Which current or former Salzburg/Leipzig player does Brenden Aaronson most resemble? What is Steven Gerrard doing at Glasgow Rangers that has made them better this season? Is MLS a top 10 league in the world right now? Sponsors! Artifact! Check out HeyArtifact.com/TSS to get $40 off your first order. LinkedIn! Visit LinkedIn.com/soccer to get $50 off your first job posting Fubo! FuboTV is offering our listeners a free trial AND 15% off their first month by going to fubotv.com/TSS Credible! Go to Credible.com and get a $200 gift card when you refinance your student loans Manscaped! Get 20% off (with free shipping) when you use the promo code TSS20 at Manscaped.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 18, 2020
USMNT v Panama: match review and November camp takeaways w/ Joe Lowery
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Taylor and Joe review the USMNT's friendly match up with Panama... (Spoilers below) And what a result it was! Double braces for some teenagers (but not in the way you might think), Weston McKennie put in his best performance yet (according to one of your hosts), and much much more! We also try to answer some questions about this squad, including who had the best time in camp (and who did not), have we found our starting three in midfield, should Dest be on the right or left, and why was the second half less thrilling, despite the number of noteworthy incidents? Sponsors! Artifact! Check out HeyArtifact.com/TSS to get $40 off your first order. LinkedIn! Visit LinkedIn.com/soccer to get $50 off your first job posting Fubo! FuboTV is offering our listeners a free trial AND 15% off their first month by going to fubotv.com/TSS Credible! Go to Credible.com and get a $200 gift card when you refinance your student loans Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 17, 2020
Allocation Disorder: discussing USMNT v Wales, and spreading the love to lots of different MLS teams
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"The most negative MLS podcast out there" (their words) is about to spread the love! Up first is USMNT v Wales: who looked good, what didn't quite work, and positivity abounds Around the 14 minute mark, Paul and Sam get into some of the latest stories in MLS: which playoff teams will be most impacted by Covid quarantines, Chicago is bringing everybody back, and lots of praise for Sporting KC and the Philadelphia Union. Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... Indochino! Get $30 off any purchase of $399 or more when you use the code "Athletic" at Indochino.com Credible! Visit Credible.com/TSS and get a $200 gift card when you refinance your student loans Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 13, 2020
USMNT v Wales: deep dive review (and Yunus Musah praise) w/ Joe Lowery
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No spoilers... Joe and Taylor review the USMNT's friendly match versus Wales. Why did the US struggle to create clear-cut chances? How good was Yunus Musah on his debut? When will Twitter stop debating the merits of a false nine? Who do we want to see start against Panama? We answer all but one of those questions, and a lot more! Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... Indochino! Get $30 off any purchase of $399 or more when you use the code "Athletic" at Indochino.com Manscaped! Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code TSS20 at Manscaped.com Credible! Visit Credible.com/TSS and get a $200 gift card when you refinance your student loans Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 13, 2020
An inside look at the US Men's National Team w/ Press Officer Michael Kammarman
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Taylor talks to Michael Kammarman, the USMNT's press officer since 2001. They get into the evolution of how the team has been covered since he came on board, Michael's advice to journalists who are just starting out, and the differences in his role based on the manager in charge. There's also insight into the post-Couva locker room, the current pool of players, and the individuals that have been the strongest voices in the locker room. Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... Indochino! Get $30 off any purchase of $399 or more when you use the code "Athletic" at Indochino.com Credible! Visit Credible.com/TSS and get a $200 gift card when you refinance your student loans Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 11, 2020
USMNT v Wales tactical preview and lineup predictions w/ Joe Lowery
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On today's episode of The Total Soccer Show, Joe and Taylor do a whoooooole bunch o' previewing! Up first, they celebrate having actual USMNT games to watch again, before quickly moving on to a preview of Wales. How do they like to play, who are their key performers, and what problems and opportunities could be presented to the USMNT? After that, Joe and Taylor select their starting elevens for Thursday's match, and get more than a little hyped about a few individual matchups. Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... Indochino! Get $30 off any purchase of $399 or more when you use the code "Athletic" at Indochino.com Credible! Visit Credible.com/TSS and get a $200 gift card when you refinance your student loans Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 10, 2020
Weekend Review: Thomas Muller is a crafty genius for Bayern Munich, the USMNT's Yunus Musah backs up the hype for Valencia against Real Madrid, and much much more!
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On today's Weekend Review edition of The Total Soccer Show, we break down 4 big games from this past weekend: 0:00 - Manchester City v Liverpool: what happened for both goals and why was the second half less exhilirating? 17:22 - Borussia Dortmund v Bayern Munich: Haaland v Lewandowski lives up to the billing 32:42 - Valencia v Real Madrid: what went wrong for Real Madrid, how Yunus Musah might fit into Berhalter's system, and why Sergio Ramos remains hilarious (even in defeat) 50:13 - Lazio v Juventus: Ronaldo is crafty and McKennie isn't to blame for Pirlo's men dropping points. Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... Indochino! Get $30 off any purchase of $399 or more when you use the code "Athletic" at Indochino.com Credible! Visit Credible.com/TSS and get a $200 gift card when you refinance your student loans Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 09, 2020
Allocation Disorder: breaking down the latest USMNT roster, plus MLS coaching vacancies (and who should go where)
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Paul and Sam are reunited and it feels... pretty, pretty good. 0:00 - Discussing the latest USMNT roster, with particular emphasis on Yunus Musah and Gregg Berhalter's continued the quest for dual nationals! Plus, what has the fellas excited and who might play where. 13:09 - Looking ahead to MLS Decision Day, the playoff picture rounding into much clearer focus, and the confusing reality of the LA Galaxy. Plus, possible coaching hires for a few different MLS teams. Sponsors! SoFi! Download the SoFi daily podcast to get the right information to help you gain financial independence. PolicyGenius! You can save 50% or more on life insurance at Policygenius.com LinkedIn! Go to linkedin.com/tss to get $50 off your first posting. Vuori! Get 20% off and free shipping on your first order when you go to vuoriclothing.com/TSS Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 06, 2020
Will Leicester City make the Premier League's Big 6 into a Magnificent 7? Plus, the most important transfer involving an American and many more Listener Questions w/ Ryan Bailey
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On today's episode, Ryan and Taylor answer 8 listener questions: 5:03 - Can Leicester City turn the Premier League into a "Big 7"? 12:38 - Why weren't all the member of England's 1966 World Cup winning team knighted? 19:26 - What happened to Joshua Pynadath at Ajax? 24:23 - Which players do we appreciate for their talent but not particularly enjoy watching? 32:47 - Is Haaland/Mbappe the next generation's Messi/Ronaldo? 39:56 - What is a False 9 supposed to do? Plus, who scores the goals and what are some examples in the modern game? 53:07 - How do other leagues aside from the Premier League utilize VAR? 1:00:10 - What has been the most important (to US soccer) transfer involving an American? Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... Sponsors! SoFi! Download the SoFi daily podcast to get the right information to help you gain financial independence. PolicyGenius! You can save 50% or more on life insurance at Policygenius.com LinkedIn! Go to linkedin.com/tss to get $50 off your first posting. Vuori! Get 20% off and free shipping on your first order when you go to vuoriclothing.com/TSS Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 05, 2020
USMNT November roster deeeeep dive analysis w/ Joe Lowery
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On a day when nothing massively stressful is happening, Joe and Taylor distract themselves by going deep on Gregg Berhalter's latest USMNT roster. Which players fit where and what should we expect from these players? Plus, we do our best to give you a lot (a lot!) of detail about some of the names you might not be as familiar with, as well as additional info or analysis on some that you will be! Sponsors! SoFi! Download the SoFi daily podcast to get the right information to help you gain financial independence. HelloFresh! Go to HelloFresh.com/TSS90 and use code TSS90 to get $90 off including free shipping. LinkedIn! Go to linkedin.com/tss to get $50 off your first posting. Vuori! Get 20% off and free shipping on your first order when you go to vuoriclothing.com/TSS Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 03, 2020
Allocation Disorder Bonus Ep! "The short life and long death of Chivas USA" w/ Pablo Maurer
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It's a Bonus Episode of Allocation Disorder! Sam talks to Pablo Maurer about their latest masterpiece for The Athletic: "The short life and long death of Chivas USA" Find out their favorite anecdotes that didn't make it into the story, the experience of covering Chivas USA in their prime, the unique position the team occupies in American soccer history, and much much more! Sponsors! SoFi! Download the SoFi daily podcast to get the right information to help you gain financial independence. LinkedIn! Go to linkedin.com/tss to get $50 off your first posting. Vuori! Get 20% off and free shipping on your first order when you go to vuoriclothing.com/TSS Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 03, 2020
Weekend Review: how Mikel Arteta out-tactic'ed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, plus Spurs triumph over both Brighton and VAR and Zlatan keeps Milan's title challenge alive
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On today's episode of the Total Soccer Show, Ryan and Taylor review this weekend's most interesting moments, including... 0:00 - Why the team who shall not be named can not be trusted 2:43 - Manchester United v Arsenal: what Miguel Arteta did to create so many problems for Manchester United, plus explaining what happened on Pogba's penalty concession 28:22 - Tottenham v Brighton: three (possible) mistakes from VAR can't stop Spurs from getting the win 48:17 - Alaves v Barcelona: Koeman makes big changes at halftime while Busquets continues to raise more questions than answers for his manager. 1:02:21 - Spezia v Juventus: Pirlo's old-school 4-4-2 is convincing in the box score but less so on the field 1:11:06 - Udinese v Milan: Zlatan decides to do Zlatan things, Udinese's players' faces be damned! 1:17:06 - Gladbach v Leipzig - The all-black kits weren't the only lovely thing on display, as Marco Rose's men show Leipzig how to be ruthless in front of goal. Sponsors! SoFi! Download the SoFi daily podcast to get the right information to help you gain financial independence. LinkedIn! Go to linkedin.com/tss to get $50 off your first posting. Vuori! Get 20% off and free shipping on your first order when you go to vuoriclothing.com/TSS Manscaped! Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code TSS20 at Manscaped.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 02, 2020
The Cooligans discuss stand-up comedy in a pandemic world, plus their approach to interviews, ideal guests, and some soccer chat as well
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Our old friends Alexis and Christian are back on the program to discuss comedy in the Covid era, how shifting to remote recording has impacted how they conduct interviews, their thoughts on Everton and Arsenal so far, and much much more... including a length conversation about politics and society, triggered by the obvious thing: Skyline Chili. We also open the program by talking about Daryl, and reminisce about the best and worst of times (and how they often overlap). Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... Sponsors! SoFi! Download the SoFi daily podcast to get the right information to help you gain financial independence. Hims! Go to Forhims.com/totalsoccer to get your first visit absolutely free, The Athletic! Go to TheAthletic.com/TSS to get a subscription for $1/month. Credible! Visit Credible.com/TSS and get a $200 gift card when you refinance your student loans. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 30, 2020
Allocation Disorder: Should MLS homegrown territories stay or go?
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Paul and Sam discuss Mr. Tenorio's latest opus for The Athletic: "Inside MLS’s debate over homegrown territory rules." What are the rules, how did they first come to be, and why might they need revision? Plus, a very thoughtful tribute to Daryl Grove at the start of the episode. Sponsors! SoFi! Download the SoFi daily podcast to get the right information to help you gain financial independence. The Athletic! Go to TheAthletic.com/TSS to get a subscription for $1/month. Credible! Visit Credible.com/TSS and get a $200 gift card when you refinance your student loans. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 29, 2020
Pablo Maurer and Sam Stejskal discuss the political contributions of MLS owners, as well as their own frenemy relationship
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Taylor is joined by Pablo Maurer and Sam Stejskal of The Athletic to discuss their recent article "Disconnect: as MLS teams back social causes, owners' money often fights them." It's an excellent article that I'd encourage everyone to read, and they go over the basic findings of their research and the more interesting bits and pieces they uncovered. There's also some interesting insight into the process of creating such a highly-detailed, collaborative effort, the reaction to MLS PR when the initial calls are made, and their favorite phrase ever said to them by an MLS employee. Sponsors! SoFi! Download the SoFi daily podcast to get the right information to help you gain financial independence. Vuori! Get 20% off and free shipping on your first order when you go to vuoriclothing.com/TSS Credible! Visit Credible.com/TSS and get a $200 gift card when you refinance your student loans. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 28, 2020
Which Americans in MLS or abroad had the best weekend? Plus, previewing the USL Championship Final w/ Joe Lowery
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On this episode of The Total Soccer Show... Joe Lowery is back on the show to help Taylor determine the 10 Americans who had the "best" weekends in soccer. The big names (Dest, Pulisic, Reyna) are all in there, as are some you might not have expected (Johannsson, Soto) and some domestic players who are tearing it up in MLS, including Daryl Dike, Walker Zimmerman (aka Zimm Walkerman), and many more. 1:07:36 - We preview the USL Championship Final between the Tampa Bay Rowdies and Phoenix Rising. How do both teams like to set up, what are the most obvious strengths and weakness of each time, and how might it all play out? We do our best to provide answers. Sponsors! SoFi! Download the SoFi daily podcast to get the right information to help you gain financial indepence. Artifact! Go to HeyArtifact.com and use the code "TSS" to get $40 off your order. Credible! Visit Credible.com/TSS and get a $200 gift card when you refinance your student loans. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 27, 2020
Weekend Review: Real Madrid get it right in El Clasico, Lampard (mostly) does the same against Man United, and Dortmund make a statement against Schalke
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Ryan and Taylor take a look back at some of the biggest matches from this past weekend... 0:00 - But first, we talk a bit about Daryl Grove, his passing, the tremendous response, and all the love shown. 7:46 - El Clasico review: has the fixture lost a little bit of its luster, how good was Sergino Dest, and how bad was Barcelona's marking? Plus, who is the greatest current Master of the Dark Arts of Soccer? 35:21 - Borussia Dortmund v Schalke: one team cements their title challenge aspirations while the other stays mired in the relegation zone. What did Schalke do to frustrate Dortmund, and how were Lucien Favre's men able to find a way through. 48:42 - West Ham v Manchester City: why are City suddenly struggling to score goals and what can Pep do to get things going again? 1:01:16 - Manchester United v Chelsea: how did Frank Lampard nullify Man United's attacking threats, why weren't Chelsea able to create more scoring chances, (the answer to the first one sort of answers the second), and what's the deal with Paul Pogba? Lots to unpack in that chat. Sponsors! SoFi! Download the SoFi daily podcast to get the right information to help you gain financial indepence. Artifact! Go to HeyArtifact.com and use the code "TSS" to get $40 off your order. Credible! Visit Credible.com/TSS and get a $200 gift card when you refinance your student loans. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 26, 2020
Goodbye, to our friend
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Daryl John Grove passed away last night. He was surrounded by friends and with Shannon, his wonderful wife, and Julie, his equally wonderful mother, by his side.  I’ll post more information about services and how to pay respects once his family has some time. For now, if you want to keep writing letters, either to him or his family, you can send them to our office address for delivery: 530 East Main Street, Suite 912, Richmond, VA, 23219. Daryl loved this soccer community of ours, and it has been comforting to see how much it loved him back. He will be so very missed, but is now at peace. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 23, 2020
Bayern do Bayern things against Atletico, Real Madrid forget how to defend for 45 minutes, and Frank Lampard continues to confuse: Champions League recap w/ Sam Tighe
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Taylor is joined by Sam Tighe (B/R and the Ranks FC podcast) to review as much of the action as possible from this week's Champions League games. We get into what Hansi Flick has unlocked at Bayern Munich, favorite Americans in Europe, doing keepy-uppies with Marcus Rashford, and the bonkers second half in Inter Milan v Borussia Monchengladbach. Plus, Sam tries desperately to say something nice about Frank Lampard. It's hilarious. Personal note: Sam also said some very thoughtful and kind things about Daryl near the end of the episode. I didn't think it was right to add anything else, so if you're wondering why there was no sign off, it's because Sam ended the show about as perfectly as one could hope for. Credit to him. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 22, 2020
El Clasico preview, plus examining Sevilla's title credentials and revisiting Diego Simeone's coaching philosophy w/ Graham Ruthven
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Ahead of this weekend's El Clasico (Barcelona hosting Real Madrid), Taylor talks to Graham Ruthven about the respective states of both clubs, as well as how he thinks the game could play out... and why it might not quite as electrifying as seasons past. Plus, Diego Simeone's coaching philosophy, why we should be watching Cadiz, and Sevilla's title aspirations (and why their lack of depth in one key position might be a problem). Note: If you want to send a letter to Daryl, you can mail it to our office and I'll make sure it gets delivered. The address is 530 East Main Street, Suite 912, Richmond, VA, 23219. Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... DoorDash! Get $5 off and zero delivery fees on your first order of $15 or more, when you download the DoorDash app and enter code TSS HelloFresh! Go to HelloFresh.com/80tss and use code 80tss to get a total of $80 off across 5 boxes, including free shipping on your first box Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 20, 2020
Jeff Rueter on the Supporters Shield controversy, the USL Championship conference finals, and Andrew Carleton's present and future
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0:00 - Taylor provides a brief update about Daryl, as well as the show itself 3:40 - The Athletic's Jeff Rueter joins the program after a quick 3 year hiatus. He explains the Supporters Shield controversy, previews the USL Championship Conference Finals, provides more insight into the new MLS Reserve League, and discusses Andrew Carleton's present (and possible future). If you want to send a letter to Daryl, here's the mailing address for our office: 530 East Main Street, Suite 912, Richmond, VA, 23219 Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by Hims! Get your first visit absolutely free when you go to ForHims.com/totalsoccer Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 19, 2020
An update on Daryl
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I wanted to update everyone about the latest news regarding Daryl. The situation with Daryl’s liver has been deteriorating over the last couple weeks, which is the primary reason that he’s been in the hospital and not on the show. He had a procedure last week which we had hoped would buy him some time, but we received the news yesterday that there’s nothing more his doctors can do. Daryl was transported home this afternoon to begin hospice care, and a nurse and home health aide will be with him regularly. Daryl’s mother has gotten permission to travel to the States to be with him and should arrive later in the week. His wife Shannon has been doing an incredible job throughout, and appreciates all the love and support he has received from this community over the years. If you want to send him a letter, you can mail it to our office and I'll make sure it gets delivered. The address is 530 East Main Street, Suite 912, Richmond, VA, 23219. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 19, 2020
Allocation Disorder: Breaking down Brenden Aaronson's move to RB Salzburg, plus the business of buying and selling teams and the best moves of MLS this season
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0:00 - Brenden Aaronson's move to RB Salzburg is wrapped up... or will be when he moves in January. But the deal is done! Is Salzburg an ideal landing spot for him at this point in his career? What will the move mean for Aaronson's national team career? Who's the next MLS player that could make the move to Europe? Paul and Sam have answers! 10:14 - "The worst kept secret in the sports business circuit" Getting into the finer points of Orlando City's sale to an unknown buyer. 26:16 - The best and worst international signings in MLS this season (and a little LA Galaxy chat). 43:52 - More roster analysis, including the best domestic additions in the league, the rosters that were supposed to be good but aren't, and the rosters that were supposed to be bad but are somehow good. Sponsors! Today's episode of Allocation Disorder is brought to you by... Indochino! Get $30 off any purchase of $399 or more by using the code "Athletic" at Indochino.com LinkedIn! Visit LinkedIn.com/TSS to get $50 off your first job posting. Roman! Check out GetRoman.com/TSS to get $15 off your first order. Credible! Go to Credible.com/TSS to get a $200 gift card when you refinance your loan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 16, 2020
Has the future of the USMNT ever looked as bright as it does right now? Plus, progeny overtaking legendary parents, the next jobs for Simeone and Zidane, and more listener questions w/ Ryan Bailey
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On today's episode, Ryan and Taylor get into "Project Big Picture" and the fallout over Manchester United, Liverpool, and the EFL Chairman doing some backroom planning. What was the idea, why was/is it necessary, and where do we go from here? After that, it's on to your listener questions... 1) If Diego Simeone were to leave Atletico Madrid, what club or national team would he have the best chance of success with, given their current squad? 2) Of the players whose parents were huge stars or legendary coaches, which ones have the best shot of matching the legend of their parents? 3) What are some other nations that have similarities to the USMNT right now? Specifically, national teams that have a handful of incredible young players, but are not known as soccer powers? 4) Has there ever been a time in which so many Americans were playing for top-flight European teams, and will that number continue to increase? 5) How do we define "journeyman" and who are some of our favorite examples? 6) Will Zidane be the next manager for France? 7) What are some of Ryan's favorite insider moments from being a fan of AFC Wimbledon? 8) What is one thing that is pretty minor that infuriates you when watching a football game? Sponsors! Indochino! Get $30 off any purchase of $399 or more by using the code "Athletic" at Indochino.com Artifact! Check out HeyArtifact.com/tsscontest to let them know your Artifact ideas, and use the code TSS at HeyArtifact.com to get $40 off LinkedIn! Visit LinkedIn.com/TSS to get $50 off your first job posting. Credible! Go to Credible.com/TSS to get a $200 gift card when you refinance your loan. Roman! Check out GetRoman.com/TSS to get $15 off your first order. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 15, 2020
Aaron Dolores of Black Arrow FC on being the opposite of a soccer hipster, the growth of black soccer culture in America, and the work that went into the Black Players for Change demonstration at MLS is Back
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To start off today's show, there's a brief update about Daryl Grove's health status. After that, Taylor talks to Aaron Dolores of Black Arrow FC about a lot of different topics. How to watch soccer when you aren't as interested in tactics, how the intersection of soccer and black culture continues to expand in the United States, why Paul Pogba is soccer's Allen Iverson, and much much more. Sponsors! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 15, 2020
Conmebol World Cup Qualifying round-up w/ Felipe Cardenas: Neymar scores, Falcao refuses to age, and Messi smiles!
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The Athletic's Felipe Cardenas returns to the show to discuss the first two rounds of South American World Cup qualification. We talk about Brazil's strong start, Argentina's resilience, a coaching merry-go-round at Paraguay, and some tactics as well. Plus, the best pundits in South American, Ecuador's new Antonio Valencia, Neymar breaking records, and the teams most likely to be negatively impacted by having to play behind closed doors. Sponsors! Indochino! Get $30 off any purchase of $399 or more by using the code "Athletic" at Indochino.com LinkedIn! Visit LinkedIn.com/TSS to get $50 off your first job posting. Vuori! Get 20% off your first purchase, plus free shipping on any U.S. orders over $75 when you use the promo code "TSS" Credible! Go to Credible.com/TSS to get a $200 gift card when you refinance your loan. Roman! Check out GetRoman.com/TSS to get $15 off your first order. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 14, 2020
International break weekend review w/ Ryan Bailey: are the Euros going to be ugly, does Aston Villa deserve credit for Brazil and Scotland looking good, and much more!
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Ryan and Taylor take a look back at all the International action from this past weekend, including England being the current Germany, current Germany being the old England, and Brazil continuing to be Brazil. Plus, Norway gives us reason for optimism at the Euros, Spain wear down the Swiss, and much much more from around the globe! Sponsors! Indochino! Get $30 off any purchase of $399 or more by using the code "Athletic" at Indochino.com Artifact! Check out HeyArtifact.com/tsscontest to let them know your Artifact ideas, and use the code TSS at HeyArtifact.com to get $40 off LinkedIn! Visit LinkedIn.com/TSS to get $50 off your first job posting. Credible! Go to Credible.com/TSS to get a $200 gift card when you refinance your loan. Roman! Check out GetRoman.com/TSS to get $15 off your first order. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 12, 2020
Allocation Disorder: Listener Questions spectacular! Plus, DC United parts ways with Ben Olsen; what happens next?
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0:00 - Ben Olsen is out at DC United, which is truly the end of an era. How did we get here and how does the club move on from here? The guys discuss front office issues and possible coaching replacements.  15:26 - Allocation Disorder Mailbag time! What will NYCFC do with their open DP spot, how can the Chicago Fire become legitimately good, why is there so little transfer activity between MLS and USL, and much much more! Plus, YOUNG MONEY/CASH MONEY! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 09, 2020
What's gone wrong at Manchester United and how to (maybe) fix it w/ Carl Anka
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With Manchester United having about as poor a start to the season as possible, Taylor (a United fan) talks with The Athletic's Carl Anka about a whooooole lot of Manchester United. The board level mindset that is holding the club back, which players are most in need of a reset, what the club can learn from Southampton, Carl's approach to fixing the club, and much much more! Sponsors! PolicyGenius! Head to Policygenius.com to get started and save 50% or more by comparing quotes Manscaped! Check out their latest release, The Weed Whacker! Plus, you can get 20% off and free shipping by using the code TSS20 at Manscaped.com HelloFresh! Go to HelloFresh.com/80tss and use code 80tss to get a total of $80 off across 5 boxes, including free shipping on your first box! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 09, 2020
Adam Snavely on the most interesting moves of the recent transfer window, plus which current players could become the next great managers
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With the transfer window now more or less closed (mostly pretty much closed), Taylor is joined by Adam Snavely to discuss the most interesting moves that happened (or in some cases, didn't happen) in the most recent transfer window. Here are just a few of the many, many transfers we got into: Sam Mewis to Manchester City, James Rodriguez to Everton, Gunnersaurus to Forward Madison, Thiago to Liverpool, and Edouard Mendy to Chelsea. Plus, current players that could make excellent managers, Manchester United's failed pursuit of Jadon Sancho, and lots of confusion in Turkey. All that and much more! Sponsors! Hims! Go to forhims.com/totalsoccer to get your first visit free Manscaped! Check out their latest release, The Weed Whacker! Plus, you can get 20% off and free shipping by using the code TSS20 at Manscaped.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 07, 2020
USMNT player pool updates featuring Pulisic, Adams, Reyna and many more w/ Brian Sciaretta
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Brian Sciaretta of American Soccer Now returns to the show to discuss roughly 20 players in the USMNT player pool. Which MLS players have improved their stock the most in the last 4 months, why we should be weary of positional experimentation when it comes to Tyler Adams, the best interview in American soccer, the resurgence of Aron Johannsson, and much much more! Here's a rough list of the players we discussed: Brenden Aaronson Jordan Morris Jozy Altidore Ayo Akinola Aron Johannsson Josh Sargent John Brooks Tyler Adams Gio Reyna Nicholas Gioacchini Sergino Dest Weston McKennie Christian Pulisic Tim Weah Reginald Cannon Uly Llanez Erik Palmer-Brown Tyler Boyd Sponsors! HelloFresh! Go to HelloFresh.com/80tss and use code 80tss to get a total of $80 off across 5 boxes, including free shipping on your first box! Manscaped! Check out their latest release, The Weed Whacker! Plus, you can get 20% off and free shipping by using the code TSS20 at Manscaped.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 06, 2020
Weekend Review: how Spurs embarrassed Manchester United, what Aston Villa did to cause Liverpool so many problems, and why Napoli v Juventus didn’t end up happening
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On this episode of The Total Soccer Show, Ryan and Taylor go long discussing one of the wildest weekends we've had in a while. Manchester United and Liverpool combine to concede 13, Americans look strong in both the Bundesliga and La Liga, Coronavirus confusion in Serie A, and much much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 05, 2020
Allocation Disorder: a USMNT-centric look at the Champions League draw, plus roster projections for World Cup qualifying
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Paul and Sam discuss the Champions League draw and the various Americans impacted, and then move on to analyzing Paul's piece for The Athletic in which he broke down what the rosters might look like when the USA is competing on three different fronts. Who's in, who's out, and why Darlington Nagbe remains critical! Here's a link to Paul's roster projections at The Athletic Sponsors! This episode is brought to you by... Magic Spoon! Go to magicspoon.com/tss to check out all their options and use the code "TSS" at checkout to get free shipping Artifact! Use code "TSS" at heyartifact.com to get $40 off your order Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 02, 2020
Steve Cherundolo on Bayern Munich's vulnerabilities, Jadon Sancho's transfer status, Josh Sargent's development, and much more!
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America's right back makes a return appearance to talk broadcasting, as well as the Bundesliga so far. What's gone wrong for Schalke and Mainz? Where will Jadon Sancho play this season? What happens when you don't get along with a new manager? Who is the most low-key exciting team to watch in the league? All that and and much much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 01, 2020
Premier League catch-up w/ Sam Tighe: Everton, Newcastle, and Villa look stronger while Manchester United... do not
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Sam Tighe of The Football Ranks podcast is back to discuss the teams that have started strongly (and why), the teams that have started poorly (and why), and elaborates on crucial aspects of football analysis like Rumblers vs Barrel Clubbers. Plus, how do you keep tabs on literally thousands of players? Sam has answers! Today's show is sponsored by... HelloFresh! Go to HelloFresh.com/80tss and use code 80tss to get a total of $80 off your first month, including free shipping Magic Spoon! Go to magic spoon.com/TSS to try it today, and use promo code "TSS" at checkout to get free shipping Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 30, 2020
Weekend Review: Leicester smash City, VAR destroys dreams, and Karim Benzema is still very good
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Ryan and Taylor break down all the best action (that they watched) from this past weekend! 0:00 - Leicester City v Manchester City: when the 4-2-3-1 goes wrong, it goes really wrong. Also, Taylor apologizes to Leicester fans... again. 14:25 - Tottenham v Newcastle: Jose awards Man of the Match honors to "people who are not players" 27:40 - Brighton v Manchester United: Leandro Tossard finds space and Manchester United fans find more consternation. 45:31 - West Brom v Chelsea: Taylor forgets that there was VAR drama in this game, which of course there was, because it was a game that happened this weekend. 57:45 - Augsburg v Borussia Dortmund: when slow possession goes wrong. 1:05:53 - Hoffenheim v Bayern Munich: exposing premature "the season is prematurely over" takes 1:13:02 - Real Betis v Real Madrid: Karim Benzema is immortal. You heard it here first. Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Hims! Go to ForHims.com/totalsoccer for a 90-day money-back guarantee Magic Spoon! Get free shipping when you use the code "TSS" at magicspoon.com/TSS Artifact! Go to heyartifact.com and use code TSS to get $40 off  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 28, 2020
Allocation Disorder: making sense of Reggie Cannon's move to Portugal, trying to make sense of the problems for both San Jose and Chicharito
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Paul and Sam discuss some recent transfers out of MLS, as well as news updates on league leaders, struggling performers, and hot seat coaches. 3:26 - MLS continues to sell players, and that’s not a bad thing! Getting into the details involved in Reggie Cannon’s transfer and why the move itself makes a whole of sense. Plus, Lyle the Dog chimes in to support Sam’s arguments, and discuss Zack Steffen’s situation at Manchester City. 24:23- San Jose Earthquakes still don’t have a good enough roster, and the results are making that crystal clear. Where the gaps in their approach are most obvious, the names who should take responsibility for the state of the team, and why (according to Paul) Matías Almeyda is an evil genius. 38:10 - Additional thoughts on the season so far, including praise for Columbus’ roster build, creating Orlando City Stan accounts, Chicharito’s disappointing start, and much much more! Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... Magic Spoon! Get free shipping when you use the code "TSS" at magicspoon.com/TSS Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 25, 2020
MLS catch-up w/ Joe Lowery: why the Galaxy should break the bank for Pavon, how Caleb Porter got Columbus into such good form, and much more!
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Joe Lowery is back on the program to discuss an absurd number of topics, including the hireability of Ben Olsen, why LAFC have struggled to find consistency, and the tactical adjustments Oscar Pareja has made to keep Orlando City's winning ways on track. Plus, praise for the top teams in both conferences, with an eye on where some managers might need to tighten things up a bit. The eastern conference conversation is up first, and the western conference begins around the 30:55 mark. Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... Magic Spoon! Get free shipping when you use the code "TSS" at magicspoon.com/TSS Artifact! Go to heyartifact.com and use code TSS to get $40 off  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 24, 2020
A (Belated) 2020-2021 Serie A Preview w/ David Amoyal
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Taylor talks to David Amoyal about the first week of the Serie A season, as well as the campaign ahead. Wha's gone wrong for Christian Eriksen at Inter, how Atalanta will likely be back to their winning ways, why Sassuolo are the new Atalanta, how this could be a make-or-break season for Antonio Conte, and much much more! Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... Policygenius! You could save $1500 or more a year by comparing quotes on their marketplace. Magic Spoon! Get free shipping when you use the code "TSS" at magicspoon.com/TSS Artifact! Go to heyartifact.com and use code TSS to get $40 off  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 23, 2020
A (Belated) 2020-2021 La Liga Preview w/ Graham Ruthven
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Graham Ruthven makes his triumphant (I'm assuming he was feeling triumphant) return to the show to discuss all things La Liga: top four contenders, the Messi-Koeman relationship, ideal replacements for Antoine Griezmann at Atletico Madrid (yes, this is still an issue), Real Madrid's potential depth concerns, and much much more! Plus, there's an American in La Liga, and possibly another to follow? What a strange strange world it is! Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... Hims! Go to ForHims.com/totalsoccer for a 90-day money-back guarantee Magic Spoon! Get free shipping when you use the code "TSS" at magicspoon.com/TSS Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 22, 2020
Weekend Review! More tough times for Kepa, Bielsa's Leeds can't stop scoring (or conceding), and Erling Haaland is entirely too tall
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On this Weekend Review edition of The Total Soccer Show... 0:00 - Ryan loves the Peacock app (disclaimer: the opposite of this is true) 7:07 - Chelsea v Liverpool: Kepa keeps the current keeper conflict continuing 24:34 - Manchester United v Crystal Palace: Woodward's transfer strategy (or lack thereof) comes home to roost. 41:33 - Leeds v Fulham: who needs to defend when you can just score goals on a whim? 50:17 - Southampton v Tottenham: when pressing takes a day off, Son runs rampant 59:02 - Borussia Dortmund v Borussia Monchengladbach - The four players that connected for Dortmund's three goals have a combined age of 74. 74 divided by 4 equals young. 1:06:30 - Weston McKennie starts for Juventus, and Taylor is rational and calm about the whole thing. Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... Policygenius! You could save $1500 or more a year by comparing quotes on their marketplace. Magic Spoon! Get free shipping when you use the code "TSS" at magicspoon.com/TSS  Artifact! Go to heyartifact.com and use code TSS to get $40 off  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 21, 2020
Hilarious dressing rooms, Eric Dier as The Villain, and Coronavirus uncertainty: discussing the final 3 episodes of Tottenham "All or Nothing"
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We discuss the final three episodes of the Tottenham "All or Nothing" Amazon docuseries. Episode 7: "No Regrets" AKA "Some regrets" Episode 8: "Stop" AKA "Rise of Covid" Episode 9: "The Run In" AKA "Let's all hurt each other!"  Topics covered include Dele All learning to "make beans" (that one was obvious), the squad getting more physical (just ask Son), and the time period in which it was fun to make jokes about Covid. We also finally see some of the Ndombele Drama, learn that Harry Kane is accurate when it absolutely matters, and ponder Jose Mourinho conducting film sessions. Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... DoorDash! Get $5 off AND zero delivery fees on your first order when you download the DoorDash app and enter code TSS LinkedIn! Get $50 off your first job posting at LinkedIn.com/TSS Indochino! Get $30 off any purchase of $399 or more by using the code "Athletic" at Indochino.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 18, 2020
Allocation Disorder: how some MLS teams have embraced their local communities, and why others should follow suit
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On this week’s episode, the guys focus in on teams in the United States that have done a good job to embrace their environs and incorporate the communities in which they operate, and then take a slightly longer look at the teams that have done the opposite of that (looking strongly in your direction, DC United).  Why aren’t MLS teams better on that front, what have been some notable missteps, and why an organized supporters group can be so important in reflecting the values of individual cities? Paul and Sam have thoughts! Today's episode of Allocation Disorder is brought to you by LinkedIn! Get $50 off your first job posting at LinkedIn.com/TSS Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 18, 2020
Bundesliga Preview w/ Manuel Veth: Gio Reyna's most likely position, why Sancho hasn't been sold, and other non-Dortmund stuff too
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Manuel Veth of Transfermarkt fame returns to the show to discuss all things Bundesliga! Which American could be poised for his best year yet, why Hertha Berlin could be very good or very bad, and how RB Leipzig have strengthened since the departure of Timo Werner. We also discuss the coming seasons for a number of Americans, including Joe Scally, Josh Sargent, John Brooks, Tyler Adams and Gio Reyna. 55:58 - We turn to our focus to Transfermarkt itself. How do they reach their valuations, why we're all sort of misunderstanding the point of those numbers, and which players have been the best/worst bargains so far this window. Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Liquid IV! Get 25% off when you go to LiquidIV.com and use the promo code "Athletic" at checkout. Indochino! Get $30 off any purchase of $399 or more by using the code "Athletic" at Indochino.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 17, 2020
Meg Linehan discusses how the NWSL Fall Series came to be, USWNT players leaving for Europe, and the conclusions in the Fare Report
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Taylor is joined by Meg Linehan of The Athletic, who answers all his many questions about the NWSL, the FA WSL, and other topics that don't have acronyms. The last segment of the show is focused on the conclusions in the Fare Report, as well as what changes it could (ideally) bring about in the US Soccer landscape.  You can read the report for yourself over at their website Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... DoorDash! Get $5 off AND zero delivery fees on your first order when you download the DoorDash app and enter code TSS Liquid IV! Get 25% off when you go to LiquidIV.com and use the promo code "Athletic" at checkout. Indochino! Get $30 off any purchase of $399 or more by using the code "Athletic" at Indochino.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 17, 2020
Discussing the first 6 episodes of the Tottenham "All or Nothing" Amazon series
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What do you do with a documentary series that takes you (mostly) behind the scenes of a big club in the midst of a drama-filled season? Talk about it for over an hour! We go deep on Harry Kane's team talks, Mauricio Pochettino's absence, Danny Rose arguments, and much much more! Plus, what did they leave out, what was most compelling, and how Christian Eriksen might be a cold-blooded assassin in his spare time. Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... DoorDash! Get $5 off AND zero delivery fees on your first order when you download the DoorDash app and enter code TSS HelloFresh! Visit HelloFresh.com/80tss and use code 80tss for $80 off Liquid IV! Get 25% off when you go to LiquidIV.com and use the promo code "Athletic" at checkout. LinkedIn! Get $50 off your first job posting at LinkedIn.com/TSS Indochino! Get $30 off any purchase of $399 or more by using the code "Athletic" at Indochino.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 15, 2020
Weekend Review: Liverpool and Leeds start strong, Everton's signings look solid, and Arsenal remind Fulham that the Premier League is hard
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You can listen to the whole thing (if you're cool) or you can cherry pick particular games with the following timestamps: 4:25 - Liverpool v Leeds: 7 goals AND The New Gareth Bale? What else do you need? 23:25 - Tottenham v Everton: Toffees look electric while Spurs look stationary 44:19 - Arsenal v Fulham: Ceballos and Nketiah show Arsenal how to scrap 59:46 - Leicester prove Taylor wrong, Newcastle prove him right, and Weston McKennie... looks good in orange? Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... DoorDash! Get $5 off AND zero delivery fees on your first order when you download the DoorDash app and enter code TSS Manscaped! Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code TSS20 at Manscaped.com Earnest! Get a $100 cash bonus when you refinance a student loan at Earnest.com/TSS LinkedIn! Get $50 off your first job posting at LinkedIn.com/TSS Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 14, 2020
Allocation Disorder: Red Bulls sack Armas, Pity swaps Atlanta for Saudi Arabia, and the improper valuation of domestic players
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This week, Paul and Sam start off by discussing the firing of Chris Armas, as well as presenting theories on why the Red Bulls have whiffed on several DPs. After that, it's on to Pity Martinez's move to Saudi Arabia, plus what type of coach Atlanta (and the rest of the league) should be looking for when making their next hire. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 11, 2020
Premier League Previews and Predictions: Sheffield United, Southampton, Tottenham Hotspur, West Brom, West Ham, Wolves
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3:55 — Sheffield United 19:15 — Southampton 30:40 — Tottenham Hotspur 46:05 — West Bromwich Albion 57:50 — West Ham United 1:09:30 Wolverhampton Wanderers SPONSORS: Go to PolicyGenius.com to compare life insurance quotes Go to ForHims.com/totalsoccer for a 90-day money-back guarantee Visit HeyArtifcact.com and use code TSS for $40 off your first personal podcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 11, 2020
Premier League Previews and Predictions: Fulham, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Newcastle
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We continue to recommend listening to the whole episode, because there's a lot of info to digest. But if you're looking for something more bite-sized, here are you timestamps: 0:00 - Updates and corrections from the first preview episode 7:17 - Fulham 18:57 - Leeds United 33:58 - Leicester City 46:08 - Liverpool 58:16 - Manchester City 1:12:16 - Manchester United 1:24:41 - Newcastle United SPONSORS! Visit HelloFresh.com/80tss and use code 80tss for $80 off Get 40% off a subscription to The Athletic Go to HeyArtifact.com and use code TSS for $40 off your first personal podcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 09, 2020
Premier League Previews and Predictions: Arsenal, Aston Villa, Brighton, Burnley, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Everton
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We of course recommend listening to the whole thing, but here are the time stamps if you're looking for specific teams: From the top: We talk Leo Messi staying at Barcelona, and the Premier League's decision to go back to three subs 8:10 — Arsenal 24:15 — Aston Villa 36:55 — Brighton and Hove Albion 55:23 — Burnley 1:02:30 — Chelsea 1:20:26 — Crystal Palace 1:33:15 — Everton SPONSORS! Go to PolicyGenius.com to compare life insurance quotes Go to ForHims.com/totalsoccer for a 90-day money-back guarantee Go to HeyArtifact.com and use code TSS for $40 off your first personal podcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 08, 2020
What are similarities and differences between Lampard's Chelsea and Berhalter's USMNT, and many more listener questions
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0:00 - Laptop complaints and Messi updates And then it's on to some listener questions... 8:07 - Is Reggie Cannon’s pending move to Boavista really an upgrade from FC Dallas? Note: this one sort of turns into Taylor being terrified that global soccer will eventually be 4 people owning all the teams.  17:41 - What are the similarities and differences between Frank Lampard's Chelsea and Gregg Berhalter's USMNT?  24:00 - Today's show is sponsored by Hellofresh! Go to HelloFresh.com/80tss and use code 80tss to get a total of $80 off your first month, including free shipping on your first box 26:43 - What would happen if International Soccer went away? From an actual footballing standard perspective, could it help top players get more time to rest or to play in additional domestic or international club competitions? 36:50 - Has there ever been a good British television show depicting a lower league football team? 45:26 - Today's show is sponsored by Manscaped! Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code TSS20 at Manscaped.com. 48:10 - Do you think Jordan Morris will ever make a move to Europe? 55:48 - If Gregg Berhalter could genetically construct the ideal centerback composed entirely of traits and characteristics from current national team players, what would that combination be? 1:01:13 - Check out The Athletic's newest podcast, The Athletic Football Show. 1:01:45 - Updates to the TSS Scouting Network! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 03, 2020
Messi to Man City updates, the unwritten rules of soccer, the Thiago turn, and Rose Lavelle's dog
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Here are the timestamps: 0:55 — Leo Messi to Manchester City, plus other transfer updates 24:10 — What is the Thiago Turn? (See it here) 30:58 — What are the unwritten rules of soccer? 45:35 — In the Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo era, who has been overlooked/underappreciated? 53:10 — Could Leo Messi transition to the regista role? 1:00:25 — Is Rose Lavelle going to be able to bring her dog, Wilma, to Manchester City? SPONSOR! Get FuboTv free for 7 days via Fubo.tv/TSS Listen to The Athletic Football Show, a new podcast from The Athletic Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 02, 2020
Allocation Disorder: Dell Loy Hansen to sell Real Salt Lake, Utah Royals, Real Monarchs
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Paul Tenorio and Sam Stejskal explain what's happening in Utah Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 01, 2020
The most interesting transfers so far, featuring James Rodriguez, Weston McKennie, Donny van de Beek, Thiago Silva, and many more!
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1:46 - Gabriel Magalhaes to Arsenal, a move that has definitely probably happened. 7:05 - Liverpool make a sneaky signing Kostas Tsimikas to help spell Andy Robertson. 9:28 - Does Scott Carson going to Man City on loan (again) spell trouble for Zack Steffen? 12:10 - Weston McKennie moved to Juventus: why were Schalke okay with it and how will he fit into Juventus' plans this season? 22:03- Today's show is sponsored by The Athletic's newest football podcast, The Athletic Football Show. Give it a listen wherever you get your podcasts! 23:25 - Borussia Dortmund are quietly being very smart, as is tradition. 31:00 - Where will Donny van de Beek play for Manchester United, and why it makes sense to sign depth. 37:09 - Ferran Torres and Nathan Ake: Manchester City making smart signings is smart. 42:31 - Today's show is brought to you by Fubo! Go to Fubo.TV/TSS  and start your free 7 day trial. 44:28 - How are Chelsea able to make so many signings and how will they all fit in? 55:19 - Everton bringing in Carlo's friends to see what happens. 1:00:06 - Eberechi Eze brings Crystal Palace another attacking threat? 1:01:35 - Matt Doherty loves Jorge Mendes... and Tottenham do too. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 31, 2020
How Weston McKennie fits in at Juventus, with David Amoyal
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Weston McKennie really is joining Juventus. We all saw that coming, right? David Amoyal of the Calcioland is here to talk Daryl through the move and explain what McKennie's role at Juve is likely to be. RECOMMENDED: Listen this episode of Extra Time, in which six MLS players explain what happened on Wednesday night Visit BlackPlayersForChange.org to learn more SPONSORS: Visit HelloFresh.com/80tss and use code 80tss for $80 off Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 28, 2020
Deep dive into the Leo Messi leaving Barcelona story, with Graham Ruthven
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There's more to the Leo Messi story than is immediately obvious. La Liga expert Graham Ruthven gives Daryl all the detail on what's going on at Barcelona SPONSORS: Use code TSS for $5 off and no delivery fee on your first order with DoorDash Go to Fubo.tv/TSS for a 7-day free trial For a free online visit and 90-day money back guarantee, go to ForHims.com/totalsoccer Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 26, 2020
American soccer questions with Jason Davis of The Best Soccer Show
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The Best Soccer Show is back! Daryl is joined by BSS co-host Jason Davis to discuss what's going on in American soccer, including the investment that's coming as 2026 gets closer, how to form an American soccer identity, why we shouldn't tear down MLS, as well as his own career in soccer media.  Daryl and Jason also answer five listener questions. Here are the timestamps: 35:50 — What is considered "hipster" in a soccer context? 41:00 — What is the realistic top end that MLS can reach? 49:10 — If you could change one and only one soccer moment, what would it be? 57:25 — Which "end of era" players would you like to see at which MLS clubs and why? (And yes, we talk Leo Messi to an MLS team here.) 1:04:43 — What was the Chivas USA experiment? Why did it fail? Could something similar succeed? --- SPONSORS! Use code TSS for $5 off and free delivery on your first order with DoorDash Go to Fubo.TV/TSS for a free 7-day free trial Visit HelloFresh.com/80tss and use code 80tss for $80 off     Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 25, 2020
Champions League Final review: How Bayern Munich beat PSG
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We go deep on the Champions League final, starting with the tactics: What did Bayern and PSG tweak for the final and how well did those changes work? We also give a detailed account of the breakdown in PSG's otherwise impressive defending for Bayern's goal, and the key Bayern players who made it happen. Today's show is sponsored by Hims. Go to ForHims.com/totalsoccer for a free online visit Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 24, 2020
UEFA Champions League Final in-depth preview: PSG v Bayern Munich
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For the first 35 minutes, we preview PSG vs Bayern, looking at all the important individual and tactical matchups and considering how each team might adjust their approach for the big game Starting at 37:45, we also do a Europa League Final recap, discuss Antonee Robinson's move to Fulham, Steve Cherundolo's appointment as Germany U15 coach, Guud Hiddink become Curacao coach (look out CONCACAF!) and the rekindling of the Weston McKennie to Southampton rumor. Today's show is sponsored by Artifact. Go to HeyArtifact.com and use code TSS for $40 off.    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 21, 2020
Allocation Disorder: the obstacles preventing MLS from becoming a selling league
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In honor of Alphonso Davies and Tyler Adams playing in the Champions League semifinals, the fellas take a look at MLS and its evolving position on the selling of players. Why did the league change its stance, how can teams know when the moment is right to sell a player, and which teams are in the best position to capitalize? Plus, Sam's dog makes a cameo, ostensibly to weigh in on Paul's take on Alphonso Davies. Today's show is sponsored by... Fubo!  Go to Fubo.tv/TSS for a 7-day free trial of our favorite TV service Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 21, 2020
Bayern Munich v Lyon Champions League review, plus USMNT World Cup qualifying schedule updates
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0:00 - Bayern Munich stick to their proven style and come away with a 3-0 win in the Champions League semifinal. What vulnerabilities did they exploit in the Lyon defense, how impressive was Serge Gnabry, and how Manuel Neuer remains important in big matches. 22:28 - The USMNT has a World Cup qualifying schedule and a rough idea of who it will be playing. We review the basics, and look ahead to what a crowded list of fixtures might mean for Berhalter's various squad selections next summer.  Today's show is sponsored by... Fubo!  Go to Fubo.tv/TSS for a 7-day free trial of our favorite TV service Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 20, 2020
RB Leipzig v PSG: how much blame for the result goes to Nagelsmann's suit?
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Ryan and Taylor get into what went so wrong for Leipzig and so very right for PSG, plus the tactical adjustments that made the difference, expectations going forward for PSG, and the importance of a fully motivated Neymar (and a mostly fully fit Kylian Mbappe). There's also some Manchester City and Barcelona chat at the the end, with a little overlap that is probably somewhat obvious in-between. SPONSORS! Go to HelloFresh.com/80tss and use code 80tss for $80 off  Go to HeyArtifact.com and use code TSS for $40 off Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 19, 2020
Will Messi leave Barcelona? Champions League semi-final previews, Mewis and Lavelle to Man City
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First up, we talk Messi's rumored Barcelona exit. Where did this story start? Where might he go? Is he actually going to leave? And what do we think  Leo Messi really wants? Then we preview the Champions League semifinals. Here are your timestamps: 29:05 — RB Leipzig vs PSG Will Tyler Adams start? How long can Kylian Mbappe go? And what has Nagelsmann got planned for PSG? 53:40 — Lyon vs Bayern Munich Will Bayern push high or will they fear Lyon's counter? Is there space for Bayern to exploit? Is there raum for Mueller to deut? Are Cornet and Caqueret the real deal? 1:08:45 — Sam Mewis and Rose Lavelle are joining Man City in the FAWSL. We get into the details of the deals and what is means for the NWSL  SPONSORS! Go to Earnest.com/TSS and get a $100 cash bonus when you refinance a student loan Go to Fubo.tv/TSS for a 7-day free trial of our favorite TV service Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 18, 2020
Man City v Lyon: Did Pep overthink it? Plus: USMNT and MLS questions with Joe Lowery
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For the first 36 minutes, Daryl and Joe analyze Lyon's win over Man City. Did Pep overthink it? Listen to find out. Then we answer some USMNT and MLS-themed listener questions that were asked specifically because Joe was coming on the show: 36:10 — Which young USMNT players impressed during MLS is Back? (We talk Akinola, Ebobisse, Aaronson, Sands) 49:40 — Which coach surprised you the most at the MLS is Back: Tournament? 53:35 — Do you want to see the MLS is Back tournament return? 58:10 — What changes should MLS make with their DP and salary cap rules? 1:06:00 — Is a Yueill-Adams-McKennie thee-man midfield a balanced enough midfield to provide stout defense in situations where the USMNT has less possession and also create dangerous chances when they do have the ball? 1:11:50 — Should Berhalter call up Artur De Lima now that he has US citizenship? 1:16:40 — Would a Minimum domestic player requirement be good for the growth of MLS?       Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 16, 2020
How Bayern Munich smashed Barcelona, and what happens next for Messi and Co
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We review Bayern Munich's comprehensive victory over Barcelona in the Champions League quarterfinals. When did it go from being an open game to being a slaughter, what did Bayern do to create such chaos, and how absurdly fun is Alphonso Davies? Plus, we spend the final third of the show giving a quick overview of the problems that have been mounting at Barcelona over the last 6-7 years, what they can do to solve some of them, and what the present situation means for the future of Leo Messi. SPONSORS! Go to HelloFresh.com/80tss and use code 80tss for $80 off  Go to Fubo.tv/TSS for a 7-day free trial. Now with added ESPN! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 15, 2020
Allocation Disorder: How Miami got Matuidi on a TAM deal and what it says about MLS spending constraints
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The Athletic's Paul Tenorio and Sam Stejskal discuss Blaise Matuidi's move from Juventus to Inter Miami, and how and why the World Cup winner is not a Designated Player Today's show is sponsored by Artifact. Go to HeyArtifact.com/tss to hear our story and use code TSS at HeyArtifact.com to get $40 off your very own Artifact. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 14, 2020
Tyler Adams takes RB Leipzig to the Champions League semis! Why are English players so pricy? What if soccer was the USA's #1 sport?
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We spend the first 35 minutes of today's episode on RB Leipzig's 2-1 win over Atletico Madrid in the Champions League quarterfinal, paying special attention to Mr Tyler Adams. After that, it's six listener questions: Which non-Big 6 EPL club would you recommend for a starter fan in 2020-21? If you could put a certain manager or a certain player on a club for pure entertainment purposes what would they be? What would happen to the USMNT if Christian Pulisic suffered a horrible career ending injury or randomly decided to retire from soccer? Why are English players so much more expensive in the transfer market compared to foreign players with similar CV’s If the US had a more soccer-first sporting culture do you think the US would be a soccer superpower already? Will Victor Osimhen's departure from Lille mean more playing time for Tim Weah? SPONSORS! Use code athletic at IndoChino.com Go to ForHims.com/totalsoccerED for a free online visit Use Fubo.tv/TSS for a 7-day free trial   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 14, 2020
How Neymar and PSG beat Atalanta, plus: Timbers win MLS is Back, McKennie and Robinson transfer rumors
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We open with Daryl thanking Taylor for being the best friend and co-host in the whole world, then we get into some soccer. Here are your timestamps:  2:40 — Atalanta vs PSG, how Atalanta nearly did it, how PSG turned it around, and why Neymar actually played well 36:45 — Quick review of the Portland Timbers 2-1 win over Orlando City in the MLS is Back final. For more on this game, listen to the excellent MLS Assist podcast (it will make you instantly smarterer)  48:05 — Discussing the Antonee Robinson to Sheffield United rumor (let's do it!) and ruminating on Weston McKennie's possible Hertha Berlin move, including our take on why Southampton suddenly seem less interested 1:05:50 — Updates from the Scouting Network, including some magic from Andrew Carleton 1:14:43 — Suprise outtake! (unless your read the show notes) SPONSORS! Go to HelloFresh.com/80tss and use code 80tss for $80 off  Go to Fubo.tv/TSS for a 7-day free trial. Now with added ESPN! Use code athletic at IndoChino.com   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 13, 2020
Discussing the most exciting individual match-ups in the Champions League quarterfinals w/ Sam Tighe
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Sam Tighe of the B/R Football Ranks podcast is back on the program to talk a little Europa League and a whole lotta Champions League. What to expect from each quarterfinal game, as well as the individual performers and tactical approaches that could mean the difference between eliminating and advancing to the next round. Plus, is Atalanta maybe the favorite versus PSG, is Bayern-Barcelona as one-sided as it seems, and specific examples of how Diego Simeone might be the most intimidating man on earth. Sponsors! Get a free online visit at ForHims.com/totalsoccerED New sponsor alert! Get the perfect suit right now over at Indochino Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 10, 2020
Allocation Disorder: Discussing the plans to resume the MLS regular season (with fans in the stands)
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0:00 - As we move toward the final, Paul and Sam discuss if MLS ended up getting the tournament they wanted and what "a success" looks like for the league. 16:02 - What will happen in the final, who should be feeling more confident, and why does Sam hate Nani? 19:52 - Reviewing the plans to resume the MLS regular season (and what impact, if any, the MLS is Back tournament will have on the coming season) Sponsors! Go to HeyArtifact.com and use code TSS for $40 off Get 20% off plus free shipping at Manscaped.com with code TSS20 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 07, 2020
How McKennie, Dest and many more USMNT players can take their game to the next level w/ Adam Belz
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Scuffed's Adam Belz discusses what several members of the USMNT need to do to improve their game, make the next step, or take the initial plunge to increase both their individual ability AND overall standing with Gregg Berhalter. We also talk ideal landing spots for exciting prospects, strengths and vulnerabilities of making too big a jump too quickly, and how one position that seems secure in the depth chart is possibly anything but. Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... The Athletic! Get 40% off an annual subscription to The Athletic via TheAthletic.com/totalsoccer Policy Genius! if you need life insurance, let Policygenius help get you started. You could save $1500 or more a year by comparing quotes on their marketplace Manscaped! Get 20% off plus free shipping at Manscaped.com with code TSS20 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 06, 2020
Toronto FC's Justin Morrow discusses Black Players for Change and the latest efforts undertaken by the organization
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Toronto FC's Justin Morrow joins the show to discuss the Black Players for Change organization, his overall experience at the MLS is Back tournament, and what happens next for both the league and the BPC.  Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... The Athletic! Get 40% off an annual subscription to The Athletic via TheAthletic.com/totalsoccer HelloFresh! Go to HelloFresh.com/80tss and use code 80tss to get a total of $80 off, including free shipping on your first box. Manscaped! Get 20% off plus free shipping at Manscaped.comwith code TSS20 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 05, 2020
Luke Moore on the FA Cup Final, the injury to Christian Pulisic, and the Arsenal players that have best responded to Mikel Arteta
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Our old pal Luke Moore returns to the show to discuss the FA Cup Final. Could Lampard have turned things around when Arsenal went ahead, how good has Pulisic been since the restart, and which players in the squad have had the strongest response to Mikel Arteta's managerial takeover (there's also a quick chat about the players that have done the opposite... which is to say we talk about Mesut Ozil). We also look at what Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham, and Everton need to do in the transfer window to be prepared for the next campaign, and there's even some Champions League chat at the very end.  Sponsors! The Athletic! Get 40% off an annual subscription to The Athletic via TheAthletic.com/totalsoccer Manscaped! Get 20% off plus free shipping at Manscaped.com with code TSS20 Policy Genius! if you need life insurance, let Policygenius help get you started. You could save $1500 or more a year by comparing quotes on their marketplace.    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 03, 2020
How Southampton turned their season around, what's gone wrong with David de Gea, and the best monologuers in wrestling w/ Carl Anka
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The Athletic's Carl Anka returns to TSS to provide a deep-dive review of Southampton's season: how they went from the relegation zone to comfortably mid-table survival, Ralph Hasenhuttl's unintentional nickname, and where Weston McKennie might (or might not) fit in with the squad. After that, there's plenty of Manchester United conversation, including who they should be pursuing in the transfer window and how to solve a problem like de Gea.  SPONSORS! 40% off a subscription to The Athletic via TheAthletic.com/totalsoccer Free online visit and free two-day shipping via GetRoman.com/TSS Go to HeyArtifact.com and use code TSS for $40 off Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 01, 2020
Allocation Disorder: MLS is Back, but the TV ratings remain the same. What low viewership means for MLS, and how the league can move forward
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Your intrepid hosts begin by discussing the latest results in the MLS is Back tournament, as well as the reality of European scouts hungrily waiting to take every fit player away from the Philadelphia Union. But with the knockout rounds in full swing and many young players performing well, why aren't the TV ratings improving? What the low viewership means for MLS in its present incarnation, and what the league can do moving forward to get more eyes on screens. SPONSORS! Get a free online consultation at ForHims.com/totalsoccerED Interested in advertising with The Athletic? Visit TheAthletic.com/podcastads Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 31, 2020
MLS is Back tournament updates w/ Joe Lowery: who are the best emerging USMNT prospects, how have LAFC been so good without Carlos Vela, and much much more!
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Joe Lowery of MLS Assist returns to the show to preview the tournament quarterfinals by taking a look at each team, what they've done well and where they might be vulnerable. There's also plenty of conversation about the teams that have already been eliminated, emerging USMNT prospects, most tactically adept coaches in the league... and DC United is somewhere in there as well. Sigh. SPONSORS! 40% off a subscription to The Athletic via TheAthletic.com/totalsoccer Get a free online consultation at ForHims.com/totalsoccerED Interested in advertising with The Athletic? Visit TheAthletic.com/podcastads Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 30, 2020
New USMNT World Cup qualifying schedule, greatest USMNT center-back pairing, how to name an MLS team, and more
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It's a listener question special, where we get into [deep breath ... ] the USMNT's new schedule, whether or not Gio Reyna should start right now, the new Diego Chara, assembling an international team in Europe, fringe USWNT players who impressed at the NWSL Challenge Cup, how to name MLS teams, the best center-back pairing in USMNT history, why Ligue 1 isn't a popular destination for Americans, Ayo Akinola's international future, and how to spend a million dollars on the future of American soccer. SPONSORS! 40% off a subscription to The Athletic via TheAthletic.com/totalsoccer 7-day free trial for FuboTV via Fubo.tv/TSS Free online visit and free two-day shipping via GetRoman.com/TSS 20% off plus free shipping when you use TSS20 at Manscaped.com Interested in advertising with The Athletic? Visit TheAthletic.com/podcastads Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 30, 2020
20 takeaways from the 2019-2020 Premier League season w/ Ryan Bailey
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Ryan and Taylor discuss their 20 biggest takeaways from the Premier League season that was, including Frank Lampard getting it mostly right at Chelsea, Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola utilizing stability to get results, Bruno Fernandes being the hero that we all deserve, and Watford's "let's hire a new manager every few weeks" approach not quite working out. SPONSORS! Get 40% off an annual subscription to The Athletic via TheAthletic.com/totalsoccer Fubo! Start your free, 7 day trial at Fubo.TV/TSS Artifact! Go to HeyArtifact.com and use code TSS for $40 off To explore advertising options with The Athletic, go to TheAthletic.com/podcastads Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 28, 2020
13 Premier League finale questions answered, plus Houston Dash v Chicago Red Stars NWSL CC final review
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Big show! For the first hour or so, we answer multiple quick-fire questions about the final day of the Premier League. What happened to Leicester? What next for Aston Villa? Who benefited most from the break before Project Restart? Did Jose over-celebrate? Why is there such a gap between the top two and everyone else?  Can Christian Pulisic improve? You know, those kind of questions. Then, starting at precisely 1:19:58, we review the NWSL Challenge Cup Final, detailing how Houston Dashed the hopes of the Chicago Red Stars. SPONSORS! Get 40% off an annual subscription to The Athletic via TheAthletic.com/totalsoccer Get 20% off plus free shipping at Manscaped.com with code TSS20 Get a $100 gift if you refinance your student loan via Earnest.com/TSS Get a free online visit and free two-day shipping via GetRoman.com/TSS To explore advertising options with The Athletic, go to TheAthletic.com/podcastads  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 27, 2020
Allocation Disorder: Knockout round predictions, what's wrong with Atlanta United and the LA Galaxy, and what will the MLS schedule look like when the season resumes
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3:50 - What's going wrong with Atlanta United and the LA Galaxy, and can their respective current coaches fix the issues? 19:12 - Commiserations to the the New York Red Bulls, who have been eliminated, and credit to Jaap Stam and FC Cincinnati, who have not. 27:00 - Let's talk positives! Columbus are good, and so are Portland 28:48 - Breaking down the bracket with longer looks at San Jose, Seattle, LAFC, and more 50:22 - Mailbag time! Answering your MLS is Back-related questions. Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by Fubo! Start your free, 7 day trial at Fubo.TV/TSS Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 24, 2020
NWSL Challenge Cup Final preview (and semifinal review) with Lori Lindsey
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Lori Lindsey joins the show to discuss the NWSL Challenge Cup Final, including the key players for both Houston and Chicago, as well as the likely approaches both teams will take in the Final. We also review the individual semifinals to figure out what happened (goals were scored!) and what we learned heading into the tournament's final weekend. Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... The Athletic! Get 40% off an annual subscription at TheAthletic.com/totalsoccer Artifact! Go to HeyArtifact.com and use code TSS for $40 off Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 24, 2020
Where is Kai Havertz going, how will City strengthen to keep pace with Liverpool, and much more Premier League transfer speculation w/ Sam Tighe
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Taylor talks to Sam Tighe (BR Live) about all things Premier League: why have Southampton been so strong since the start and how will they keep it going, what to expect from Bielsa's Leeds, and which clubs will still be splashing (and on which players) in the coming window. All that and more! Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... The Athletic! Get 40% off an annual subscription at TheAthletic.com/totalsoccer Artifact! Go to HeyArtifact.com and use code TSS for $40 off Fubo! Start your free, 7 day trial at Fubo.TV/TSS Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 23, 2020
USMNT updates from Gregg Berhalter, Christian Pulisic's goal and assist vs Liverpool, how West Ham held Man Utd
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Gregg Berhalter gave a recent press conference in which he discussed many, many national team topics. We discuss some of the most interesting aspects at the top of today's show. Read this SOCCER AMERICA email for longer Berhalter quotes Also read this piece by Paul Tenorio of The Athletic We also review Liverpool vs Chelsea, with a focus in Christian Pulisic's off-the-bench awesomeness. If you're looking for just the Pulisic part, skip to 43:10 Last but not completely least, we analyze Man Utd's 1-1 draw with West Ham and then Aston Villa's goal against Arsenal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 23, 2020
Meg Linehan on Angel City entering the NWSL, plus which players to watch in the Challenge Cup semis
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Meg Linehan returns to the show to discuss Angel City, the newest expansion team in NWSL. How many people are involved, where will the team play, and how quickly will Alex Morgan be on the roster (not as quickly as you might think, if Meg's reasoning is correct). After that, there's a look back at the Challenge Cup quarterfinals before a look ahead to the semifinals, which are happening this Wednesday. Portland v Houston at 12:30 followed much later by Sky Blue v Red Stars at 10.  Today's episode is sponsored by... Artifact! Go to HeyArtifact.com and use code TSS for $40 off Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 22, 2020
Man Utd v Chelsea FA Cup semifinal review, plus Spirit v Sky Blue and Reign v Red Stars NWSL quarterfinals
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Timestamps! From the start, we talk about Chelsea's win over Man Utd in the FA Cup semifinal. What Lampard did right, Ole got wrong, and why it's not all David De Gea's fault 38:40 — Washington Spirit vs Sky Blue FC 50:45 — OL Reign vs Chicago Red Stars 59:30 — Scouting! TODAY'S BEAUTIFUL SPONSORS! Go to HeyArtifact.com and use code TSS for $40 off Use code TSS20 at ManScaped.com for 20% off plus free shipping   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 20, 2020
Arsenal v Manchester City FA Cup deep-dive review, plus NWSL knockout round analysis
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0:00 - We review the FA Cup seminal between Arsenal and Manchester City AKA one team getting their tactics exactly right 40:24 - Reviewing Friday's NWSL clashes of North Carolina v Portland and Utah v Houston. SPONSORS! Go to HeyArtifact.com/tss to hear the Total Soccer Show origin story. Use code TSS to get $40 off your first Artifact at HeyArtifact.com. Visit Hawthorne.co and use code TSS to get 10% off your first order. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 19, 2020
Allocation Disorder: Which players and teams are impressing at the MLS is Back tournament?
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MLS is Back is well and truly underway, so The Athletic's Sam Stejskal and Paul Tenorio discuss which teams and players have stood out in the first couple of matchdays. Columbus Crew and Orlando City are definitely mentioned, while Ayo Akinola, Chris Mueller, and Darlington Nagbe get some well-deserved praise. SPONSORS! Go to HeyArtifact.com/tss to hear the Total Soccer Show origin story. Use code TSS to get $40 off your first Artifact at HeyArtifact.com. Visit Hawthorne.co and use code TSS to get 10% off your first order.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 17, 2020
USMNT transfer rumor extravaganza
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With some sort of transfer window about to happen, we look at the many many USMNT players who might be on the move. It's a long show so here are the timestamps to help you navigate: We spend the first eight minutes breaking down Pulisic's Giroud assist for Chelsea, and then it's transfer rumors all the way: 8:00 — Sergino Dest 15:40 — Antonee Robinson 25:00 — Paxton Pomykal 30:38 — Reggie Cannon 35:15 — Zack Steffen 38:30 — Weston McKennie 57:40 — Fabian Johnson 1:01:25 — Sebastian Soto 1:06:28 — Matthew Miazga 1:11:15 — Erik Palmer-Brown 1:12:55 — Chris Richards 1:14:25 — Mark McKenzie 1:16:05 — Cameron Carter-Vickers 1:19:45 — Aaron Long 1:24:25 — Alfredo Morales 1:25:00 — Bobby Wood 1:28:08 — DeAndre Yedlin 1:32:40 — Scouting updates! (Including Tyler Boyd and Andrew Carleton) SPONSORS! Use code TSS for $40 off at HeyArtifact.com.  Listen to the TSS origin story Artifact at HeyArtifact.com/tss Use code TSS for 10% off at Hawthorne.co  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 16, 2020
NWSL Challenge Cup knockout round preview w/ Kim McCauley
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Kim McCauley returns to discuss the final round of games in the Challenge Cup qualifying round before we move on to preview the knockout round match-ups. In case you missed it, here's the schedule for this weekend: Friday North Carolina Courage vs. Portland Thorns Houston Dash vs. Utah Royals Saturday Washington Spirit vs. Sky Blue FC OL Reign vs. Chicago Red Stars  Today's show is sponsored by Artifact. Listen to the TSS origin story at HeyArtifact.com/tss, where you'll also find a very nice photo of the two of us. Also, use code TSS to create your own Artifact via HeyArtifact.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 15, 2020
Do Europe's big soccer leagues need a salary cap? Why do Bundesliga teams sign young Americans? Plus: Man Utd v Southampton review
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We open by telling you you're missing out on MLS Assist. Good news is you can listen here, for free. Then, timestamps: 1:00 — We give you the CBS All-Access update, featuring NWSL, Star Trek: Picard, and the UEFA Champions League. We also get into Peacock, which is where you'll find all of Wednesday's Premier League games. 9:40 — Man Utd vs Southampton 27:45 — Today's show is sponsored by Artifact. Listen to the TSS origin story at HeyArtifact.com/tss, where you'll also find a very nice photo of the two of us. Also, use code TSS to create your own Artifact via HeyArtifact.com 31:08 — Why is the Bundesliga so interested in young Americans? 38:15 — Would the big football leagues in Europe be better with a salary cap and revenue sharing? 49:10 — Today's show is sponsored by Hawthorne! Go to Hawthorne.co and use code TSS for 10% off 51:45 — How many orphan kittens would Gyasi Zardes have to save from a burning building to make USMNT fans like him? 1:00:55 — Why is there more stoppage at the end of the game than at half time? 1:01:57 — How will UEFA handle FFP with coronavirus crisis impacting revenues  1:04:11 — Today's show is sponsored by Away. Go to Awaytravel.com/tss for a 100-day trial 1:06:32 — Son Heung-Min would improve quite a few top, Champions league-qualifying soccer teams. Why don’t teams in for him? 1:14:40 — What's happening with Zack Steffen these days? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 15, 2020
Weekend Review: City's Champions League ban overturned, Jose gets it just about right in the North London Derby, and much much more!
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0:00 - CAS overturns Manchester City's Champions League ban. We try to figure out what happened and what comes next. 11:42 - North London Derby, or how Jose Mourinho got it right and Arsenal's defense once again did not. 23:39 - Wolves v Everton: Diogo Jota can strike a ball. 28:31 - Sheffield United v Chelsea: why the inconsistency with the Blues? 33:04 - Bournemouth v Leicester: one of these teams really struggled to find form, and it wasn't the one fighting relegation. 39:02 - Valladolid v Barcelona: how good would Barcelona be without Messi and her Stegen? 45:06 - Real Madrid v Alaves: Mask-gate is the hottest new Gareth Bale controversy. 49:28 - Juventus v Atalanta, plus a little Champions League chat Sponsors! Today's episode of MLS Assist is brought to you by... Manscaped! Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code TSS20 at Manscaped.com Hawthorne! Get 10% off your purchase with the code "TSS" at Hawthorne.co   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 13, 2020
Allocation Disorder: Nashville drops out, player protests, and Thierry Henry getting frustrated. MLS is Back!
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Paul and Sam catch up on some news, including Nashville dropping out of the tournament and the subsequent group realignments that have been necessary, as well as the multiple player protests that have taken place thus far. They then move on to actual soccer being played, including Thierry Henry's frustration with his players, the intensity of the Orlando v Miami game, the overall quality of play (or occasional lack thereof), and much more! Today's episode of Allocation Disorder is brought to you by Artifact. Go to heyartifact.com and use code TSS to get $40 off and visit heyartifact.com/daryl to hear Daryl's Artifact Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 10, 2020
What's going on at Wigan, the worst team that could accommodate both Messi and Ronaldo, and more listener questions
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2:50 - What is going on at Wigan and are we buying into the conspiracies 13:04 - What does it mean when someone says a player is playing with his back to goal? 19:48 - Why don't leagues retroactively change results of a game when they admit that there was a mistake? 24:06 - Was Emile Heskey good? 33:35 - Assuming there are no chemistry issues, what is the worst team Messi and Ronaldo could team up and win the UCL with? 42:28 - What club soccer team would win a special tournament where all offensive players switch to defense, and defense to offense, but midfielders and goalies stay the same? 53:11 - Tottenham really seemed to be on the up, challenging in both England and abroad. What is the key reason they didn’t turn out like Liverpool? SPONSORS! Go to heyartifact.com and use code TSS to get $40 off Also, visit heyartifact.com/daryl to hear Daryl's Artifact Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code TSS20 at Manscaped.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 09, 2020
Christian Pulisic analysis and appreciation special, plus: What happened to Stoke City?
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First, if you're interested in MLS, then please subscribe to our superb spinoff show MLS Assist. You won't be disappointed. Here are your timestamps for today's show: 2:50 — Has Christian Pulisic been Chelsea’s best player since the restart? 9:15 — What exactly is Pulisic doing that's so effective? 23:45 — What exactly is involved in "arriving late?" 31:10 — Didn't Pulisic used to play right wing? 33:40 — What happened to Werder Bremen? How did they almost get relegated? 44:35 — What happened to Stoke City? 56:15 — Should Gio Reyna play as a striker for the USMNT? SPONSORS! Go to heyartifact.com and use code TSS to get $40 off Also, visit heyartifact.com/daryl to hear Daryl's Artifact Visit PolicyGenius.com to compare life insurance quotes       Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 09, 2020
MLS is Back preview with Joe Lowery
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MLS Assist is now a separate show, please go and subscribe to it wherever you get your podcasts. MLS Assist will be publishing daily episodes throughout the MLS is Back tournament, so you can stay on top of the action In this episode of TSS, Daryl talks to MLS Assist co-host Joe Lowery about what he and Jordan Angeli have planned, which teams are best equipped to handle the crazy kickoff times and Florida weather, and which players are worth keeping an eye on in Orlando. SPONSORS! —Get $40 off your first Artifact (a personal podcast) at heyartifact.com To hear my Artifact about cancer diagnosis and treatment, visit heyartifact.com/daryl —Go to forhims.com/totalsoccer for a free online visit Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 07, 2020
Allocation Disorder Emergency Pod: FC Dallas withdraws from the MLS is Back tournament
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Paul and Sam are on the phone for their first ever emergency pod. Sound the alarm!!! FC Dallas have withdrawn from the MLS is Back tournament. What happened, where do we go from here, and how many more positive tests have there been? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 07, 2020
Weekend Review w/ Ryan Bailey: most exciting English players, Lewandowski for the Ballon d'Or, and Barcelona's new look
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0:00 - An unplanned conversation about witnessing lobbed goals in person 3:30 - Manchester United continue their winning ways and we ponder which teams in the world could stand to do without the services of Bruno. 13:08 - The most exciting young English players that have Ryan feeling happy fizzles 15:16 - New sponsor alert! Today's episode is brought to you by Artifact! Go to heyartifact.com and you can get $40 off your first Artifact with the code “TSS” 16:51 - A quick round-up of some of the biggest results in the Premier League this weekend, plus where does Bukaya Sako fit for Gareth Southgate? 22:28 - DFB Pokal Final: Bayern Munich win, Kai Havertz looks lonely, and should Robert Lewandowski be a Ballon d'Or candidate? 31:09 - Athletic Bilbao v Real Madrid: Sergio Ramos scores as Madrid grind closer to the title 41:49 - Today's show is sponsored by... Manscaped! Use code TSS20 for 20% off pus free shipping at Manscaped.com 43:12 - Villarreal v Barcelona: a new formation should have Barca fans feelings better 53:08 - Serie A round-up, featuring Milan getting back to winning ways as we wonder what it would take to get the masses enthusiastic about Serie A again   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 06, 2020
NWSL Challenge Cup updates and analysis w/ Kim McCauley
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Taylor talks to Kim McCauley about all-things NWSL Challenge Cup. How have the Houston Dash turned things around so emphatically, which two teams (if combined) could compete with the North Carolina Courage, Julie Ertz's best (and natural) position, and much much more! Near the end of the show, we also get into the positive and negatives of CBS's coverage.  You can find more from Kim here. Sponsors! Today's episode is sponsored by Podiumwear! Get your custom mask today at Podiumwear.com and bookmark them for when you’re ready for your next soccer kit order Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 06, 2020
Jeremy Ebobisse discusses the formation of the Black Players Coalition of MLS, as well as life in the Orlando Bubble
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Taylor talks with Jeremy Ebobisse of the Portland Timbers and the USMNT about a wide range of issues, including why the BPC initially formed, what their short, medium and long term goals are, and why feel good moments can't be prioritized above long term battles. Plus, why it's okay to keep binge-eating Ben and Jerry's and why MLS probably won't stop you from doing so. And here's a link to the piece Jeremy wrote which was mentioned several times in the interview. Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... PolicyGenius Need life insurance? Go to PolicyGenius.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 05, 2020
Manchester City v Liverpool abbreviated review, plus the Scottie Pippen of soccer, American Golden Generations, and more listener questions
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Up front, it's Manchester City v Liverpool: Guards of Honor, Phil Foden is the new David Silva, and Pep changes things up (maybe with an eye towards next season?) After that, we've got listener questions, including who is the Scottie Pippen of soccer, when can we talk about the USMNT having a Golden Generation, 5-aside tactics, and much much more! And! If that's not enough, we close out with some Scouting Network updates. Sponsors! Use code TSS20 for 20% off pus free shipping at Manscaped.com Use code SOCCER to get 25% off at SundayScaries.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 03, 2020
Allocation Disorder: "This thing is happening" MLS is Back remains on schedule, despite COVID concerns
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Paul and Sam discuss the latest news regarding the MLS is Back Tournament, including the situation with FC Dallas, the increasing number of positive tests, and the challenges of getting all the teams to Orlando as safely as possible. Around 25:44, the guys move on to a discussion/explanation of why exactly the tournament is happening, as well as the decision making process that has led to the league reopening. Today's episode is brought to you by Sunday Scaries! Use code SOCCER to get 25% off at SundayScaries.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 03, 2020
A good, long look at Man Utd's attack, Chelsea's defense, Arsenal's patterns, Everton's solidity, plus: McKennie on the move and more
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We ask ourselves four Premier League questions, then answer four questions from listeners: Man Utd’s 3-0 win over Brighton means they’re now 15 games unbeaten. How seriously should we take them? Are they 2020-21 title challengers? If not, why not? Christian Pulisic was great again, but why did Chelsea concede three goals and lose to West Ham? Arsenal now won three in a row (Southampton, Sheff Utd (FA Cup) and Norwich). What are they doing right? Any commonalities among goals scored? Are Everton good now? LISTENER QUESTIONS: Did NWSL made a mistake by signing a TV rights agreement that places their games behind a paywall? Should Weston McKennie stay at Schalke next year? If he moves, which EPL club would be an ideal destination? Which teams are being promoted from the Championship? What does the race for those spots look like? Also, of the teams that are coming up which ones are most likely to do well? Who has the authority to make the five substitutions rule permanent? Take a look at this highlights reel of Brentford FC's Said Benrahma in action  SPONSORS Go to Fubo.tv/TSS for a 7-day free trial Use code TSS20 for 20% off pus free shipping at Manscaped.com Get 25% off your first order at DrinkHydrant.com/soccer   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 02, 2020
What's gone wrong at Barcelona and where do they go from here? Plus more La Liga updates w/ Graham Ruthven
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Graham Ruthven is back on the pod and his whiteboard of zingers is ready to go! We go deeeeep on the situation at Barcelona: what's gone wrong, who can fix it and why has their recruitment strategy (or lack thereof) been so erratic? Plus, Real Madrid stay both dominant and consistent, Simeone finds a solution to his attacking problems at Atletico, and Valencia do their best to make Barcelona look like a well-oiled machine. REMINDER! Subscribe to the new MLS Assist solo feed via Apple Podcasts Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... Get a 7-day free trial of FuboTV via Fubo.tv/TSS Go to HelloFresh.com/tss10 and use code tss10 for 10 free meals including free shipping Use code SOCCER to get 25% off at SundayScaries.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 01, 2020
How Liverpool FC won the Premier League: all your questions answered
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We asked for your Liverpool title win questions and you did not disappoint. In this episode, we answer as many as possible. Hope you enjoy! The Guardian story referenced: Liverpool's new boot room MLS Assist has flown the nest! Subscribe to the MLS Assist solo feed via Apple Podcasts SPONSORS: Get a 7-day free trial of FuboTV via Fubo.tv/TSS  Use TSS20 at Manscaped.com for 20% off plus free shipping Get 25% off your first Hydrant order at DrinkHydrant.com/TSS   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 01, 2020
MLS Assist: 10 Very Specific Predictions for the MLS is Back tournament
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From where you'll see the most attempted dribbles to who will receive the most through balls, Joe and Jordan offer 10 very specific predictions for the upcoming MLS is Back tournament SPONSOR: Use code SOCCER to get 25% off at SundayScaries.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 30, 2020
Weekend Review: 4 strong semifinalists in the FA Cup, Sargent scores, Real Madrid's spine is stronger than Barcelona's, and the NWSL is back!
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0:00 - Go to Fubo.tv/TSS for a 7-day free trial 1:45 - Norwich v Manchester United: why were the commentators using golf voices? 10:09 - Leicester v Chelsea: Frank "Substitution King" Lampard strikes again 16:52 - Which semifinal matchup is most intriguing? 20:54 - Go to ForHims.com/totalsoccer for your first month free 23:03 - Werder Bremen avoid direct relegation as Josh Sargent scores 27:53 - Stuttgart are back in the Bundesliga with an American in charge 32:17 - Celta Vigo v Barcelona 40:39 - Use code SOCCER at SundayScaries.com for 25% off 42:31 - Espanyol v Real Madrid: that back heel. So good. 48:59 - The NWSL Returns and Lynn Williams will not be contained! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 29, 2020
Liverpool FC are Premier League Champions! Plus: Christian Pulisic's best game so far for Chelsea
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Lots to discuss, timestamps below: 0:55 — Congrats to LFC! 3:30 — Australia and New Zealand will host the 2023 World Cup 6:50 — Turner says no thanks to the UEFA Champions League 14:15 — Liverpool 4-0 Crystal Palace — match review in the form of Liverpool's greatest hits 25:05 — Chelsea 2-1 Man City — match review with a focus on Christian Pulisic because we can't help it LINK: Read Snaves' newsletter here  45:55 — The title race is over, but here's why we'll keep watching the Premier League SPONSORS! Go to GetRoman.com/TSS for a free online visit Get Fubo TV! Seven-day free trial at Fubo.tv/TSS QUESTIONS: Send us you Liverpool FC 2019/20 questions via TotalSoccerShow.com/questions and we'll try and answer next week Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 26, 2020
Allocation Disorder: MLS is Back schedule and Covid-19 updates
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0:00 - MLS is Back/Covid updates: with more positive tests around the league and the overall state of Florida, will the tournament definitely happen?  23:45 - What to be excited about once the tournament kicks off, including an actual schedule and Orlando City (potentially) going all the way! Sponsors! Today's episode of Allocation Disorder is brought to you by Roman! Go to GetRoman.com/TSS for a free online visit Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 26, 2020
Serie A roundup w/ David Amoyal: Crazy Inter returns, Sarri and Juventus still not vibing, and how the pandemic will impact the Italian transfer market
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There's live soccer happening again in Italy, which means it's time for a refresher with our pal David Amoyal of The Calcioland Pod. We discuss why Sarri is still unpopular despite Juventus being top of the table, how Antonio Conte is trying to calm down Inter Milan, and why that Panic/Arthur swap makes more sense than you might think. Plus, Zlatan, exciting youngsters, Italian national team updates, and much more! Sponsors! Go to GetRoman.com/TSS for a free online visit Go to Fubo.tv/TSS for a 7-day free trial Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 25, 2020
NWSL Challenge Cup preview w/ Kim McCauley
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Taylor talks to Kim McCauley (All for XI) about the structure of the Challenge Cup following Orlando's withdrawal, before moving on to talk about each team's strengths and weaknesses (only one of those applies to North Carolina). They also discuss the best players in the league, the best players in the league that you might not be familiar with, and why Julie Ertz is the ideal draft pick. You can find more of Kim's work over at All for XI, a women's soccer community. Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Need life insurance? Go to PolicyGenius.com Go to DrinkHydrant.com/soccer for 25% off your first order Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 24, 2020
MLS Assist: An MLS is Back Extravaganza!
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0:00 - The details and pertinent info for the MLS is Back tournament 15:46 - Get your custom mask today at Podiumwear.comand bookmark them for when you’re ready for your next soccer kit order 16:58 - The structure of the tournament and its inherent imbalance Then some Quick Hits on the individual groups: 21:44 - Group A 24:29 - Group B 26:46 - Group C 28:21 - Group D 30:19 - Group E 31:47 - Group F 33:37 - Go to GetRoman.com/TSS for a free online visit 34:57 - Individual player news, featuring LGP, Andy Najar, Federico Higuain, and more 48:34 - Answering some listener questions Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 23, 2020
Can I Kick It co-hosts Elliot Barr and Chenier Durand II are telling the stories of Black soccer icons
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Elliot Barr and Chenier Durand II are co-hosts of the new podcast Can I Kick It, which celebrates and tells the stories of Black soccer players, coaches, and other important figures. The first three episodes focus on DaMarcus Beasley, Wendie Renard, and Lincoln Phillips. Listen to Can I Kick It Here via Apple Podcasts or find links to other podcasts apps here. Did you hear Elliot mention the Richmond 34? You can read about them here. SPONSORS: Go to Fubo.tv/TSS for a 7-day free trial Go to DrinkHydrant.com/soccer for 25% off your first order     Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 23, 2020
Weekend Review: Pulisic and Reyna shine, Arsenal don't, and Real Madrid go top
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0:00 - Aston Villa v Chelsea: give Pulisic the Ballon d'Or now? 11:22 - West Ham v Wolves: Adama Traore. That is all. 18:37 - Today's show is sponsored by Roman! Go to GetRoman.com/TSS for a free online visit 20:10 - Brighton v Arsenal. and a lengthy debate on the strength of Arsenal and their continued signing power 39:10 - Today's show is sponsored by Fubo TV. Get a 7-day free trial via Fubo.tv/TSS 42:15 - Everton v Liverpool: why wasn't this the goal fest we all hoped for? 51:35 - Today's show is sponsored by PolicyGenius! Need life insurance? Go to PolicyGenius.com 52:51 - Real Sociedad v Real Madrid: a panel review of the game's "controversial" decisions 1:02:22 - Leipzig v Dortmund: give Reyna the Ballon d'Or now? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 22, 2020
Jordan Ferrell and Edreece Arghandiwal of the Oakland Roots discuss reopening in the Coronavirus era
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Taylor is joined by Jordan Ferrell (head coach) and Edreece Arghandiwal (co-founder/CMO) of the Oakland Roots to discuss, amongst other things, reopening in the midst of a global pandemic, the role that sports  can play in furthering the Black Lives Matter movement, how the team is helping to give back to the community (on and off the field), and the best starting point for people who want to want to like jazz. You can find out more about the Oakland Roots via their website or you can check out all their outstanding merchandise options here. Sponsors!  Use code TSS for 10% off at Hawthorne.co Use code SOCCER at SundayScaries.com for 25% off Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 20, 2020
Deep-dive review of Spurs vs Man Utd, aka Pogback II: The Bruno-ing, plus: Norwich vs Southampton
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At the top of the show we discuss the Black Players Coalition of MLS. For more on the BPC, follow @BPCMLS on Twitter Then we get detailed on the tactical setups and goal breakdowns as we review Spurs vs Man Utd Finally, a bit like Norwich City, we cower before the power of Southampton's pressing system Today's presenting sponsor is Fubo TV. Get a 7-day free trial via Fubo.tv/TSS Use code TSS for 10% off at Hawthorne.co Use code TSS20 for 20% off at Manscaped.com   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 20, 2020
Allocation Disorder: Will MLS teams play the kids in Orlando? And what's happening at the Vancouver Whitecaps?
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Mark Pannes is out as Vancouver Whitecaps CEO after just six months, and sporting director Axel Schuster has stepped up to absorb Pannes' old job. Sam and Paul take a long look at the situation, and then at wider trends in MLS front offices In the second half, Sam and Paul examine why more MLS teams don't play the kids and to what extent it's wise to do so, as well as offering some informed speculation about what the approach will be for the Orlando tournament in July SPONSORS! Go to Fubo.tv/TSS and get a 7-day free trial of fuboTV Use code SOCCER at SundayScaries.com for 25% off Use code TSS20 at Manscaped.com for 20% off plus free shipping Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 19, 2020
The Premier League is back! Aston Villa-Sheffield United and Manchester City-Arsenal reviews
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2:14 - We have a schedule for the Champions League! 4:31 - Aston Villa v Sheffield United AKA How Hawkeye dropped the ball 19:16 - Go to ForHims.com/totalsoccerED for a free online visit. 21:58 - Man City v Arsenal: why no Ozil? What were Arsenal trying to do? Is David Luiz aware that he's still paid to do this? 33:58 - Get 10% off your purchase with the code "TSS" at Hawthorne.co 36:55 - More on City-Arsenal, including breakdowns of 2 of the 3 goals, injury updates, and Pep Guardiola pouring salt into wounds. Today's show is sponsored by Fubo! Go to Fubo.TV/TSS today and start your free 7 day trial Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 18, 2020
The Premier League returns! Here's what to watch out for
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We highlight the players, stories, tactical trends and more to keep your eye on as the Premier League makes its long-awaited return to our screens on Wednesday and beyond. SPONSORS: Today's presenting sponsor is Fubo TV. Get a 7-day free trial via Fubo.tv/TSS Use code TSS20 for 20% off at Manscaped.com Visit DrinkHydrant.com/soccer for 25% off your first order Use code TSS for 10% off at Hawthorne.co     Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 16, 2020
MLS Assist: 10 Americans in MLS who could (and should) make the move to Europe
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This week, your intrepid hosts return to discuss which Americans could (and should) make the jump to Europe. The rules, as with last week: Players must have been with their current team for at least one season No players on loan at their current MLS team They must be under 26 years old No more than 2 players from any one team can be on the lists Sponsors! Today's episode of MLS Assist is brought to you by... Podiumwear! Get your custom mask today at Podiumwear.com and bookmark them for when you’re ready for your next soccer kit order Hawthorne! Get 10% off your purchase with the code "TSS" at Hawthorne.co Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 16, 2020
Weekend Review w/ Ryan Bailey: Barcelona and Real Madrid are back to their winning ways while Bayern Munich inches closer to the title
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0:00 - Today's show is sponsored by Fubo! Go to Fubo.TV/TSS today and start your free 7 day trial 4:48 - Barcelona v Mallorca 14:50 - Athletic Bilbao v Atletico Madrid 21:07 - Today's show is sponsored by Hims, a one-stop shop for hair loss, skincare, sexual wellness for men. Go to ForHims.com/totalsoccerED for a free online visit. 23:10 - Real Madrid v Eibar 35:52 - Today's show is sponsored by Hydrant! Get 25% off your first Hydrant order via DrinkHydrant.com/soccer 37:50 - Bayern Munich v Gladbach  46:04 - Dusseldorf v Dortmund AKA Haaland Strikes Again! 48:51- Coppa Italian semi-finals 55:51 - Today's show is sponsored by Sunday Scaries! Get 25% off at SundayScaries.com with code SOCCER 57:39 - Updates on the return of the Premier League, plus what Ryan will be keeping an eye on in the first week back. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 15, 2020
La Grande Inter vs Lippi's Juventus — why Helenio Herrera's team was more than just catenaccio
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We step back in time to profile Helenio Herrera's catenaccio-loving, but not nearly as defensive as you think, Inter team that won two European Cups in the 1960s, followed by Marcello Lippi's relentless Juventus team of the 1990s.  LISTEN TO FUTBOL WITH GRANT WAHL, HERE: APPLE // SPOTIFY // STITCHER Today's show is sponsored by Manscaped. Use code TSS20 at Manscaped.com for 20% off plus free shipping Today's show is not actually sponsored by Bill & Ted Face the Music, but you should watch the trailer anyway Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 15, 2020
Allocation Disorder: MLS is back! Analysis, excitement... and a little confusion
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Sam and Matt provide some necessary updates regarding the 2020 MLS Is Back tournament. Who went into what group and how will it all be structured? Plus, which teams should be nervous, who should be the most pleased, the absurdity of a Zoom draw, and the overall schedule of the tournament... which will have many, many people losing sleep, for a variety of reasons. Quick TSS scheduling note: the next International Champions' Champion Cup of History episode will be recorded this Sunday and will be out that evening. Today's show is sponsored by... Final Reminder! Register for The Big Climb at LLS.org/bigclimb Fubo! Go to Fubo.TV/TSStoday and start your free 7 day trial Get 25% off at SundayScaries.com with code SOCCER Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 12, 2020
La Liga returns! Sevilla-Real Betis review, plus why Man United need to be more selective with the Number 7 shirt
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1:20 - Sevilla v Real Betis review AKA Set Pieces, Set Pieces 15:28 - Today's show is sponsored by Fubo! Go to Fubo.TV/TSS today and start your free 7 day trial 19:49 - Why have all the players who have worn the Number 7 shirt (post-Ronaldo) at Manchester United struggled? 32:59 - Why are some European Men’s Leagues returning but not women’s leagues? 41:00 - Get 25% off at SundayScaries.com with code SOCCER 43:07 - What fringe USMNT veterans would you be comfortable calling in if an injury crisis hits right before qualifying? 52:25 - How did Miroslav Klose become the Men's World Cup all-time leading goalscorer? Reminder! Register for The Big Climb at LLS.org/bigclimb Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 12, 2020
Benny Feilhaber talks in depth about his USMNT career: 2009 Confederations Cup, 2010 World Cup, and 2017 in Couva
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Benny Feilhaber is a very patient man. The former USMNT midfielder answered all Daryl's questions about his international career, his first call-up, that Gold Cup final goal, Bob Bradley's tactical instructions, the lack of consideration from Jurgen Klinsmann, and the final few minutes of 2018 World Cup qualification.  Benny also talks about BSI: The Podcast, the show he runs with Sal Zizzo and Ike Opara. We 100% recommend that you listen, because there is no other soccer podcast where players talk as openly as they do on BSI. SPONSORS! Register for The Big Climb at LLS.org/bigclimb Need life insurance? Go to PolicyGenius.com Get 25% off at SundayScaries.com with code SOCCER Get 25% off your first Hydrant order via DrinkHydrant.com/soccer  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 11, 2020
MLS Assist: 10 players who could (and should) make the move to Europe
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Joe and Jordan name 10 MLS players who could and should move to Europe. But, there are conditions to being on Joe and Jordan's Future Transfer List: No USMNT-eligible players, because that's next week's show Must have bee in MLS at least one year No loanees Must be 26 or younger No more than two players per MLS team on the list And here are the timestamps: 6:30 — Latif Blessing (LAFC) 12:40 — Eddie Segura (LAFC) 17:20 — Julian Gressel (DC United) 25:10 — Franco Escobar (Atlanta United) 29:45 — Artur (Columbus Crew) 36:40 — Ezequiel Barco (Atlanta United) 42:30 — Milton Valenzuela (Columbus Crew) 48:45 — Valentín Castellanos (NYCFC) 53:05 — Mauro Manotas (Houston Dynamo) 57:25 — Alberth Elis (Houston Dynamo) SPONSORS! Register for the LLS Big Climb at LLS.org/bigclimb Get 25% off your first Hydrant order at DrinkHydrant.com/soccer Get 25% off at SundayScaries.com using code SOCCER     Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 09, 2020
Who is the Michael Jordan of soccer? And what if the US had qualified for the 2018 World Cup?
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It's listener questions! Got one for us? Please submit here Timestamps: 0:00 - Weston McKennie continues to take a stand and US Soccer might make a rule change Watch the video: ENOUGH IS ENOUGH 8:24 - Who is the Michael Jordan of soccer? 18:31 - Who will be the next Most Divisive player on the USMNT, and why? 27:58 - Today's episode is brought to you by Policygenius will find you the best rate and handle the process completely. 29:41 - What would have happened if the US had qualified for the 2018 World Cup? 43:47 - Who are our 5 favorite pure playmakers of all time? 55:52 - Get 25% off at SundayScaries.com with coupon code SOCCER 58:36 - Where does the USMNT head coaching job fall in the global pecking order? And what about the USWNT? 1:14:26 - What would it take for Celtic, Ajax, and Benfica to compete regularly in the Champions League? 1:17:47 - Why do we want Tyler Adams to eventually become the USMNT captain? Sign up for the The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Big Virtual Climb, sponsored by Abbvie, at LLS.org/bigclimb Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 08, 2020
Premier League schedule, Timo Werner to Chelsea, plus profiles of Eusebio's Benfica and Man Utd's treble-winners
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Timestamps! 1:10 — Tony Sanneh on racism in the United States. This clip is excerpted from Tony's interview with Grant Wahl. For the full episode listen to Fútbol with Grant Wahl 4:30 — Premier League schedule is out! Get ready for June 17. Here's the full listing.   9:35 — Profile of Benfica, 1962 39:25 — Profile of Manchester United's 1999 treble-winning team 59:45 — Benfica '62 vs Man Utd '99 1:12:30 — More soccer player protests (Bedoya, Shaqiri, Socrates, Cruyff) 1:29:04 — If the rumored move for Timo Wener goes through, who should be more worried about his spot in Chelsea's lineup: Christian Pulisic or Tammy Abraham? SPONSORS! Sign up for LLS.org/bigclimb Get 25% off at SundayScaries.com with coupon code SOCCER Go to GetRoman.com/TSS for a free online visit Advertise with The Athletic! Visit TheAthletic.com/podcastads for more info           Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 06, 2020
Soccer and politics in South America, with George Quraishi
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This is the third episode of the TSS Book Club. Daryl and George Quraishi are working their way through David Goldblatt's book "The Age of Football: Soccer in the 21st Century." In this episode we talk about chapter three, titled From The Left Wing, focused on the intersection of politics and football in South America. We also briefly discuss George's recent change in employment. Why would anyone voluntarily stop being the managing editor of The Athletic's Soccer section? Lots of links from today's show! Here they be: Fútbol with Grant Wahl Artifact (George's new project!) Why Are The Soccer Hooligans Of Argentina Killing Each Other? Buy The Age of Football via independent book shops or via Amazon or via Kindle Today's sponsors: Register for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Virtual Climb sponsored by Abbvie at LLS.org/bigclimb Use code SOCCER for 25% off at SundayScaries.com Erectile Dysfunction got you down? Get a free online visit and free two-day shipping at GetRoman.com/TSS Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 05, 2020
Allocation Disorder: The drama behind the scenes of MLS returning to play
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On today's episode of Allocation Disorder... 0:00 - Paul and Sam share their thoughts on the current state of the country 13:17 - Getting into the nitty-gritty of the negotiations that led to MLS returning to action, as well as the factors that nearly led to a work stoppage Sponsors! Today's episode of Allocation Disorder is brought to you by... The Athletic! Advertise with The Athletic's podcast network! Visit TheAthletic.com/podcastads to learn more Hydrant! Visit DrinkHydrant.com/soccer for 25% off your first order   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 04, 2020
"I didn't steal the penguin. I borrowed him" Lutz Pfannenstiel on his illustrious playing career and enhancing the scouting network at Fortuna Dusseldorf
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Taylor talks to Lutz Pfannenstiel about the many ups and downs of his playing career, his philosophy when it comes to scouting and roster construction, and the value American players represent in the Bundesliga. Plus, how he managed to bring in Zack Steffen, and why it's best not to end up in a Singapore prison. Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Register for their Big Virtual Climb here.  Hims! Get your first month free here Use code SOCCER at SundayScaries.com for 25% off Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 03, 2020
Can the USMNT win the World Cup in 2026? Plus: soccer player protests, prized memorabilia, and more
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It's listener questions! Got one for us? Please submit here Timestamps: 1:40 — Black Lives Matter 9:05 — Can the USMNT win the 2026 World Cup? 21:15 — Use code SOCCER at SundayScaries.com for 25% off 23:10 — What are some of the most famous examples of players protesting? 32:30 — Why wasn't Kaylor Navas in our best player in Concacaf discussion? 37:55 — Advertise with The Athletic's podcast network! Visit TheAthletic.com/podcastads to learn more 40:10 — Can you tell us more about your guys' time as announcers with the Richmond Kickers? 51:02 — Why are young players with attacking talents but limited defensive skills asked to play fullback? 58:45 — Go to GetRoman.com/TSS for a free online visit and free shipping 1:01:11 — If there's an MLS lockout, could players play elsewhere? 1:09:40 — If you could have any soccer memorabilia in the world, what would it be? 1:15:40 — When hiring a head coach, what four or five traits would you look for? Sign up for the The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Big Virtual Climb, sponsored by Abbvie, at LLS.org/bigclimb Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 03, 2020
MLS Assist: The Goals Added soccer metric explained, with John Muller of American Soccer Analysis
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Joe Lowery is joined by John Muller of American Soccer Analysis to talk about goals added, the new soccer metric that captures the effect of every touch on the ball on that team's chances of scoring or conceding and might change the way we measure soccer. John says goals added is a soccer metric that "tells us what matters" on the field. See more of John's work at AmericanSoccerAnalysis.com SPONSORS! Go to GetRoman.com/TSS for a free online visit and free two-day shipping Use code SOCCER for 25% off at SundayScaries.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 02, 2020
Weekend Review w/ Ryan Bailey: Premier League restart concerns, a potential lockout in MLS, and actual soccer in the Bundesliga
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After a slightly somber start, Ryan and Taylor discuss the Premier League restart, plans for the resumption of the Champions League, and a looming lockout in MLS. Plus, goals galore in Bayern Munich v Dusseldorf and Paderborn v Dortmund, as well as Schalke's continued poor form merits further discussion. Oh, and I can't stress this enough... neither David Guetta nor his musical attempts at whatever he was musically attempting are featured on this episode.  Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by.., The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Register for their Big Virtual Climb here.  Hims! Get your first month free here Visit DrinkHydrant.com/soccer for 25% off your first order   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 01, 2020
Premier League return date, USMNT WCQ news, plus: Who's the best player in Concacaf?
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Plenty to talk about on today's show. Here are your timestamps: 1:40 — Premier League is coming back June 17 13:55 — Use code TSS for 10% off at Hawthorne.co 16:25 — Possible changes to Concacaf qualifying for the 2022 World Cup 23:30 — Gregg Berhalter indicates the USMNT will defend in a pressing 4-3-3 30:30 — Jesse Marsch wins the Austrian Cup! 35:55 — Visit Podiumwear.com to order your team soccer kits or to order a custom face mask LISTENER QUESTIONS Got a question for us? Please send via http://totalsoccershow.com/questions 38:40 — Why is women's soccer more valued than men's soccer at the Olympics? 42:50 — Who is the best player in Concacaf? 46:10 — Who would you rather have on your favorite team — Diego Lainez, Christian Pulisic, or Alphonso Davies? 49:24 — Glorious sidetrack into a Weston McKennie at Schalke conversation 58:50 — Use code SOCCER for 25% off at SundayScaries.com 1:02:25 — Which league has the best-looking trophy? 1:07:29 — What is typically included in a player contract? 1:17:35 — Use code TSS20 for 20% off plus free shipping at Manscaped.com 1:20:45 — Why can center backs stay competitive at older ages 1:25:40 — What are 2-3 non-American, non-English things worth knowing about the Bundesliga? 1:29:35 — If you had to pitch a Bundesliga team to a novice American soccer fan, which team would it be and why? 1:32:45 — Daryl's take on  what happened wit Joshua Kimmich's goal versus Borussia Dortmund 1:36:25 — Non-soccer things we've been watching       Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 30, 2020
Allocation Disorder: USMNT depth chart and starting XI
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Sam Stejskal and Paul Tenorio discuss the USMNT's depth chart and pick their preferred starting elevens This episode is a companion to Paul's interview with Gregg Berhalter, which Athletic subscribers can read here: https://theathletic.com/1844942/2020/05/29/ Not a subscriber? Sign up via http://theathletic.com/totalsoccer SPONSORS! Register for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Virtual Climb, sponsored by Abbvie, at lls.org/bigclimb Visit PodiumWear.com now for custom face masks and in the future for custom soccer team kits. Check out Hawthorne.co and use code TSS for 10% off your first purchase   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 29, 2020
Discussing the 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup w/ Meg Linehan
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The NWSL is returning to action this summer, with the NWSL Challenge Cup scheduled to run from June 27 until July 26th, when a tournament champion will be crowned. To  explain the creation of the competition, as well as the proposed structure, dates, format, and competitors, Taylor talks to The Athletic's Meg Linehan. And by "talks to" I mean "sits and listens as she does all the heavy lifting."  You can find Meg's work over at The Athletic Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Register for their Big Virtual Climb here.  Get 25% off your first order with the code "SOCCER" at SundayScaries.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 29, 2020
What's wrong at Schalke, right at Hertha Berlin, and very right at Bayern Munich w/ Manuel Veth
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Manuel Veth is on the line to discuss Schalke's abysmal form, a looming goalkeeper battle at Bayern Munich, the most valuable Americans, and why Jadon Sancho might not be on the move but that doesn't mean Dortmund will have a quiet summer. Plus, why are Stuttgart bad, why are Hertha Berlin suddenly good, and much more! Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Register for their Big Virtual Climb here.  Visit DrinkHydrant.com/soccer for 25% off your first order   Get 25% off your first order with the code "SOCCER" at SundayScaries.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 28, 2020
Borussia Dortmund v Bayern Munich review w/ Bobby Warshaw, plus how to evaluate the development of Americans in the Bundesliga
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Bobby "I take audio production seriously" Warshaw returns to the show to help break down Borussia Dortmund v Bayern Munich. How fine were the margins, how much has Alphonso Davies developed, how Bayern frustrated Dortmund's approach, and how strange it was to hear crowd noise without a crowd? Of course, we also meander into a wide range of other topics including podcasts that Bobby thinks are better than ours, the best ways to discuss soccer without relying on "hot take" formats, if predestination is a valid reason for avoiding player analysis, and much much more. If you want to read all of Bobby's book (which I definitely have) you can find it here Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Register for their Big Virtual Climb here.  Podiumwear.com Get your custom mask today, and bookmark them for when you’re ready for your next soccer kit order. Hawthorne.co Take care of yourself, smell good, AND get 10% off your first purchase when you use the promo code "TSS" Get 25% off your first order with the code "SOCCER" at SundayScaries.com   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 27, 2020
MLS Assist: the best Designated Players in MLS history
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There gave been many great Designated Players in MLS history, and then there have been quite a few that have been the opposite of that. Joe and Jordan work together to determine the consensus (ish) best DPs in league history, including David Beckham, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and many more. If you're new to American soccer, there's also an explanation of the Designated Player Rule and how it came to be. Sponsors! Today's episode of MLS Assist is brought to you by... Podiumwear.com Get your custom mask today, and bookmark them for when you’re ready for your next soccer kit order. Visit DrinkHydrant.com/soccer for 25% off your first order       Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 26, 2020
Bundesliga Sunday Review: discussing Schalke-Augsburg and Mainz-Leipzig, plus a Dortmund-Bayern preview
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Ryan and Taylor review the biggest moments from Sunday's Bundesliga action Schalke 0 - Augsburg 3 Mainz 0 - RB Leipzig 5 Koln 2 - Dusseldorf 2 They then preview the midweek fixtures, including Dortmund-Bayern, Leverkusen-Wolfsburg, and Leipzig-Hertha. Sponsors! Today's episode of The Total Soccer Show is brought to you by... The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Register for their Big Virtual Climb here.  Podiumwear.com Get your custom mask today, and bookmark them for when you’re ready for your next soccer kit order. Hawthorne.co Take care of yourself, smell good, AND get 10% off your first purchase when you use the promo code "TSS" REMINDER! Grant Wahl has a podcast! if you haven't already, you can subscribe in a number of different ways: Apple Podcasts / Spotify / Stitcher / Google Podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 25, 2020
Saturday Bundesliga Review! Wolfsburg-Dortmund, Bayern Munich-Frankfurt, Gladbach-Leverkusen, and Josh Sargent vs The World
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3:13 - Wolfsburg v Dortmund: John Brooks does his best to stifle Erling Haaland and Company 16:41 - Today's show is sponsored by... TheBlackTux.com — use code SOCCER for 10% off 18:42 - Bayern Munich v Eintracht Frankfurt: Alphonso Davies is good.  33:27 - Today's show is sponsored by... GetRoman.com/TSS — for a free online visit and free two-day shipping 35:18 - Borussia Monchengladbach v Bayer Leverkusen: Kai Havertz can not be contained! 48:09 - Freiburg v Werder Bremen: Sargent on the field as Bremen get three points! Today's show is sponsored by Remarkably Remote! Listen to Remarkably Remote, the new microcast from GoToMeeting Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 23, 2020
Allocation Disorder: detailing the positives and negatives of The MLS Orlando Plan
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Your second favorite soccer-podcast-duo go deep on Major League Soccer's plan to resume play via a summer tournament in Orlando. What will be the structure, who will be the seeded teams, and how are the groups determined? Your Allocation Disorder hosts have the answers, as well as information on how the season will resume after the tournament. If you want to read more about The Orlando Approach, The Athletic has got you covered: Here's some combined reporting on the plan. And here's Jeff "Please pronounce it like the news agency" Rueter with additional info on the structure and protocols that are currently taking shape. SPONSORS: TheBlackTux.com — use code SOCCER for 10% off GetRoman.com/TSS — for a free online visit and free two-day shipping Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 22, 2020
Premier League teams return to training, Bundesliga preview, profiles of Sacchi's Milan, Beckenbauer's Bayern Munich, 1967 Celtic, 1986 Steaua Bucharest, and 1991 Red Star Belgrade
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Here are you timestamps! Starting at 3:05 — The Premier League is back in action! Sort of. They're training at least. In small groups. And the Bundesliga is back this weekend, we let you know which game are on TV, and which games to look out for. Gio Reyna-watch starts now. PROFILES: 26:30 — The Celtic FC Lisbon Lions of 1967 38:40 — The Bayern Munich team of the 1970s, featuring Gerd Muller, Franz Beceknbauer, and Uli Hoeness 1:10:30 — Red Star Belgrade 1991 1:14:25 — Steaua Bucharest 1986 1:30:23 — Arrigo Sacchi's AC Milan, 1988-90 SPONSORS: Listen to Remarkably Remote, the new microcast from GoToMeeting Go to GetRoman.com/TSS for a free online visit and free two day shipping. Go to DrinkHydrant.com/TSS for 25% off your first order Get 20% Off and free shipping with code TSS20 at Manscaped.com         Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 22, 2020
The best farewell games in soccer history, featuring Pele, Cruyff and many more
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We talked "best debuts" last week, so now we're getting into best farewell performances in soccer. It could be the final game of a player's career or it could be a fine performance in their last game for club or country. But if it was a fitting way to sign off on a moment in a career, it's probably discussed on this episode! Pele, Cruyff, Raul, Zidane and Neymar are all in there, plus many more! TODAY'S SPONSORS: Remarkably Remote — a daily microcast from GoToMeeting TheBlackTux.com — use code SOCCER for 10% off GetRoman.com/TSS — for a free online visit  And a quick reminder... if you haven't already, you can subscribe to Grant Wahl's new show in a number of different ways: Apple Podcasts / Spotify / Stitcher / Google Podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 20, 2020
MLS Assist: Luchi Gonzalez goes deep on his FC Dallas philosophy and developing future USMNT players
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Joe Lowery has a detailed conversation with Luchi Gonzalez about  the FC Dallas head coach's football philosophy and tactics, his approach to developing and promoting talented young players, and how he's risen through the ranks so quickly. If you're interested in the future of American soccer, don't miss this episode. SPONSORSListen to Remarkably Remote, a new microcast from GoToMeeting Visit DrinkHydrant.com/soccer for 25% off your first order   Use code SOCCER at TheBlackTux.com for 10% off your first purchase Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 19, 2020
Fútbol with Grant Wahl: Tyler Adams interview
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TSS has partnered with Grant Wahl to launch a  new interview podcast, Fútbol with Grant Wahl. The first episode of FwGW, in which Grant interviews Tyler Adams about experiencing the Bundesliga's coronavirus protocols, is now available. We're cross-publishing the first half of that interview here to promote Grant's new show. To hear the full episode, and future episodes every Monday and Thursday, please support our new project and subscribe to Fútbol with Grant Wahl.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 18, 2020
Grant Wahl on his time at Sports Illustrated, The Beckham Experiment, his new podcast, and how to book big-name guests
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Daryl talks to Grant Wahl about his career in soccer journalism and his new project, the Fútbol with Grant Wahl podcast, which the TSS is helping produce. Topics discussed include advice for aspiring soccer writers, the 1998 World Cup Final, the 99ers, The Beckham Experiment, the awesomeness of Alan Gordon, and how to get a player like Mohamed Salah to commit to an interview. Here are some links to help you subscribe to the Fútbol with Grant Wahl podcast: Apple Podcasts / Spotify / Stitcher / Google Podcasts  TODAY'S SPONSORS: Remarkably Remote — a daily microcast from GoToMeeting TheBlackTux.com — use code SOCCER for 10% off GetRoman.com/TSS — for a free online visit   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 18, 2020
Bundesliga review: Detailed breakdown of Borussia Dortmund v Schalke and RB Leipzig v Freiburg
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Daryl and Taylor go deep on Borussia Dortmund vs Schalke. No spoilers in the show notes, but analyze the tactical setup of both teams and break down what happened on every goal. We also get into RB Leipzig vs Freiburg, and touch on Eintracht Frankfurt vs Borussia Monchengladbach and Augsburg vs Wolfsburg. USMNT players in today's conversation: Weston McKennie, Gio Reyna (briefly), Tyler Adams, John Brooks. Referenced at the end of today's show, we're teaming with Grant Wahl to bring you a new podcast: Fútbol with Grant Wahl — click here to subscribe via Apple Podcasts  SPONSORS! Listen to the Remarkably Remote podcast on this very podcast app you're using now, or visit GoToMeeting.com/tips Go to Podiumwear.com and get your custom mask today, and bookmark them for when you’re ready for your next soccer kit order. Get 25% off your first order with the code "SOCCER" at SundayScaries.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 17, 2020
Allocation Disorder: Major League Soccer has a plan to return to play, but will it work?
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The 2020 MLS season had only just got going when it was brought to an abrupt halt by the coronavirus pandemic. MLS has a plan to replace the regular 2020 season with a televised tournament in Orlando. But how realistic is that plan? And will the players agree to play? Sam Stejskal and Paul Tenorio discuss Major League Soccer's proposal from all angles. Here are Sam's two stories for The Athletic: Revealed: Details, dates of MLS’s proposal to return to play in Orlando More details emerge on MLS’s Orlando plan, players’ concerns about a return Not a subscriber? We can fix that! Subscribe to The Athletic with this link: http://theathletic.com/totalsoccer SPONSORS Today's show is sponsored by the microcast Remarkably Remote. Find it in your podcast player or via GoToMeeting.com/tips Get 25% off with code SOCCER at SundayScaries.com   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 16, 2020
The Bundesliga is Back! Here's what to watch for this weekend and beyond
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The Bundesliga is back in action this weekend! Daryl and Taylor discuss the teams, players, tactics and narratives to keep an eye on this weekend, as well as in the remainder of the season to come. What position will Weston McKennie play? Who will hit the ground running and who might struggle? Will Daryl ever stop being excited to talk about Tyler Adams? The answer to that last one is pretty clearly no, but you'll have to listen to the show to find out our answers to the first two questions, as well as many others. Josh Sargent, Giovanni Reyna, John Brooks, and Uly Llanez are all in there, as are catch-ups on Bayern Munich, RB Leipzig, and Borussia Dortmund.  SPONSORS! Listen to the Remarkably Remote podcast on this very podcast app you're using now, or visit GoToMeeting.com/tips Go to Podiumwear.comhttp://Podiumwear.comand get your custom mask today, and bookmark them for when you’re ready for your next soccer kit order. Get 25% off your first order with the code "SOCCER" at SundayScaries.com Go to DrinkHydrant.com and enter promo code "soccer" to get 25% off your first order. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 14, 2020
Puskas' Honved vs 100-point Man City, Cruyff's Barcelona Dream Team vs Pele's Cosmos
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The Champions Champions Cup of History continues with two more matchups. First we have the famous 1954 Honved team that conscripted its way to being maybe the greatest club team in the world before the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 put an end to Puskas and co playing together. Their opponent is Pep Guardiola's Manchester City team that won the Premier League in 2017-18 by putting 100 points on the board. The second game features Johan Cruyff's 1992 Barcelona team, with Hristo Stoichkov and Michael Laudrup in attack, Ronald Koeman in defense, and  a young Catalan man named Josep Guardiola playing the passes in midfield. Barcelona face the 1977 New York Cosmos, featuring the star wattage of Pele, Beckenbauer and Carlos Alberto. Will that triumvirate of legends be able to carry their less famous teammates to glory against Cruyff's men? The answer is, obviously, no. But it's a fun conversation nonetheless. SPONSORS! Listen to the Remarkably Remote podcast on this very podcast app you're using now, or visit GoToMeeting.com/tips Go to Podiumwear.comhttp://Podiumwear.com and get your custom mask today, and bookmark them for when you’re ready for your next soccer kit order. Get 25% off your first order with the code "SOCCER" at SundayScaries.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices