Total Soccer Show: USMNT, Champions L...

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.

MLS Assist: 10 players who could (and should) m...
Joe and Jordan name 10 MLS players who they think should head to Europe, and which clubs they should join
62 min
Who is the Michael Jordan of soccer? And what i...
Daryl and Taylor do their best to answer your Listener Questions, including what would have happened if the US had qualified for the 2018 World Cup?
91 min
Premier League schedule, Timo Werner to Chelsea...
We prepare for the Premier League's return, look to the past with the Benfica team of the 60s and the treble-winning Man Utd team of 1999, and we wonder whether Timo Werner's move to Chelsea is good news or bad news for Christian Pulisic
104 min
Soccer and politics in South America, with Geor...
Daryl and George Quraishi discuss George's exit from The Athletic (!!!) and From the Left Wing, chapter three of David Goldblatt's book "The Age of Football," which focuses on the intersection of politics and football in South America
70 min
Allocation Disorder: The drama behind the scene...
Paul and Sam discuss the return of Major League Soccer, as well as giving their thoughts on the events of the last week in the United States.
45 min
"I didn't steal the penguin. I borrowed him" Lu...
Lutz Pfannenstiel, Fortuna Dusseldorf Director of Sport and Bundesliga pundit, makes his debut on the show to discuss his playing career and successes at Fortuna.
42 min
Can the USMNT win the World Cup in 2026? Plus: ...
In six years' time, will the USMNT be good enough to have an outside chance of lifting the World Cup on home soil? (And other listener questions)
90 min
MLS Assist: The Goals Added soccer metric expla...
Joe Lowery is joined by John Muller of American Soccer Analysis to talk about goals added, also known as g+
46 min
Weekend Review w/ Ryan Bailey: Premier League r...
Discussing the news from the week and analyzing some of the biggest events in the Bundesliga.
58 min
Premier League return date, USMNT WCQ news, plu...
Daryl and Taylor bring soccer restart news from both sides of the Atlantic, and then answer listener questions, including: Who's the best player in Concacaf? And which league has the best-looking trophy?
103 min
Allocation Disorder: USMNT depth chart and star...
Sam Stejskal and Paul Tenorio discuss the USMNT's depth chart and pick their preferred starting elevens
59 min
Discussing the 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup w/ Meg L...
Meg Linehan (The Athletic) is on the line direct from her porch to discuss the creation of the 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup.
31 min
What's wrong at Schalke, right at Hertha Berlin...
Manuel Veth returns to talk all things Bundesliga!
70 min
Borussia Dortmund v Bayern Munich review w/ Bob...
Bobby Warshaw is back and things get weird almost instantaneously.
59 min
MLS Assist: the best Designated Players in MLS ...
Joe and Jordan discuss the best Designated Players in Major League Soccer history, as well as the criteria that elevates from "very good" to "best"
60 min
Bundesliga Sunday Review: discussing Schalke-Au...
Ryan and Taylor review all three Bundesliga games that took place on Sunday, and then preview the matches to come this week!
57 min
Saturday Bundesliga Review! Wolfsburg-Dortmund,...
Daryl and Taylor discuss most of the Saturday action from the Bundesliga, and read their first scouting report in months! Let the network resume!
61 min
Allocation Disorder: detailing the positives an...
Paul and Sam provide updates and additional information on the MLS plan to resume action in Orlando this summer.
47 min
Premier League teams return to training, Bundes...
Premier League news, Bundesliga previews, and then a trip in the time machine to profile five historic teams
109 min
The best farewell games in soccer history, feat...
Discussing some of the best (and worst) farewell games in the history of soccer.
65 min
MLS Assist: Luchi Gonzalez goes deep on his FC ...
Joe Lowery interviews FC Dallas Head Coach Luchi Gonzalez
46 min
Fútbol with Grant Wahl: Tyler Adams interview
The first of half of Grant Wahl's interview with RB Leipzig and USMNT player Tyler Adams
32 min
Grant Wahl on his time at Sports Illustrated, T...
Daryl talks to Grant Wahl about his career in soccer journalism and his new project, the Fútbol with Grant Wahl podcast
54 min
Bundesliga review: Detailed breakdown of Boruss...
Daryl and Taylor review Saturday's Bundesliga action, with a big focus on Borussia Dortmund vs Schalke
89 min
Allocation Disorder: Major League Soccer has a ...
Sam and Paul discuss Major League Soccer's proposal to play a tournament in Orlando this summer
46 min
The Bundesliga is Back! Here's what to watch fo...
Live soccer is happening! Live soccer is happening!
96 min
Puskas' Honved vs 100-point Man City, Cruyff's ...
The 1954-56 Honved team take on 2017-18 Man City, while the Cruyff-coached 1992 Barcelona team face Pele's 1977 Cosmos
76 min
MLS Assist: favorite and least favorite formati...
Joe and Jordan take turns answering your tactics-centric listener questions
47 min
The 11 best debuts in soccer history, featuring...
Ryan and Taylor discuss their favorite debut performances for club or country in soccer history... starting in 1992.
55 min
Allocation Disorder: discussing The Athletic's ...
Sam Stejskal and Paul Tenorio are joined by The Athletic's Matt Pentz to discuss the 14-round snake draft they conducted in order to create three separate 2002-and-beyond USMNT squads.
52 min
Landon Donovan Mixtape, with Jason Davis and Ja...
Daryl and Taylor are joined by JD and The Rod to compile their Landon Donovan mixtapes — which three Landon Donovan games would you choose?
69 min
Soccer in the Middle East: Regime vs Street vs ...
Daryl is joined by The Athletic's George Quraishi to review chapter two of David Goldblatt's "The Age of Football," which is focused on soccer in the Middle East.
54 min
The Bundesliga is coming back! Plus, listener q...
Daryl and Taylor discuss the (incredibly massively exciting) news that the Bundesliga could soon be back on a small screen near you, and then move on to answering some Listener Questions.
63 min
Riquelme's Boca Juniors, Louis van Gaal's '95 A...
What would happen if Boca Juniors of 2000 played the Ajax Amsterdam of 1995? And what would happen if Zidane's treble-Champions-League-winning Real Madrid took on the Liverpool team of the past two years?
66 min
MLS Assist: Joe chats with Yoann Damet, interim...
Joe interviews FC Cincinnati interim head coach Yoann Damet about his pathway into coaching, the tactics and philosophy he hopes to bring to the team and some updates on FCC's newest players.
45 min
The 20 best transfers that almost happened, but...
Discussing 20 transfers that almost came to fruition, but didn't quite get there in the end.
69 min
Pele's Santos v Mourinho's Chelsea, Maradona's ...
Four teams profiles and two historical matchups simulated, as the world-conquering Santos team of the 1960s face Mourinho's Chelsea of the mid naughties, and Ancelotti's magnificent Milan take on peak Maradona and his Napoli teammates.
88 min
Is the current USMNT better or worse than the 2...
Daryl and Taylor answer listener questions, featuring professionals and FIFA, Sergino Dest's best position, Vin Diesel vs James Bond, and much more!
80 min
The most disappointing players of the 2019-2020...
Ryan and Taylor take turns listing their Disappointing XIs, composed entirely of players who didn't find the success we had hoped they would in the 2019-20 Premier League season.
62 min
MLS Assist: Rethinking fundamental soccer assum...
Joe and Jordan talk to former MLS midfielder Bobby Warshaw
50 min
Guardiola's Barcelona vs EPL-winning Leicester ...
It's the first round of the Champions' Champion Cup of History, profiling the greatest teams of all time and seeing how they would fare against each other.
77 min
Allocation Disorder: MLS-Liga MX merger pros an...
Sam Stejskal and Paul Tenorio go through the who, what, where, when, and why of an MLS-Liga MX merger. And if not a merger, then how else could the leagues work together?
48 min
African football in the 21st century and the un...
It's the TSS Book Club! Daryl and The Athletic Soccer's George Quraishi discuss the introduction and chapter one of David Goldblatt's book The Age of Football
60 min
The 2020 TSS Draw to Settle It All: who will be...
We hold the incredibly official/formal draw to determine the first round match-ups in the TSS Champions' Champion Cup of History. Yes. That's the official title.
32 min
Listener questions: Could the USMNT play a 2009...
Daryl and Taylor answer six listener questions, from co-ed world rankings to the pros and cons of letting B teams compete in domestic leagues.
60 min
MLS Assist: East (Joe) vs West (Jordan) draft a...
Joe (Eastern Conference) and Jordan (Western Conference) each assembles a team composed entirely of their favorite players in MLS, including tactical instructions for how to destroy their rival/co-host. In this episode, we also learn that Joe and Bruce Arena evidently have quite a bit in common, Jordan isn't afraid to have her opponent choose their own form of destruction, and
47 min
The most infamous curses in soccer history, plu...
Ryan and Taylor discuss the latest news in the proposed takeover of Newcastle, and then go deep on some of their favorite curses from soccer history.
48 min
Sunderland 'Til I Die episode 6: "I hate this s...
Daryl and Taylor review episode 6 of Sunderland 'Til I Die, in which Netflix's favorite football team face a promotion playoff final, and then offer a blueprint for what they'd do if they were in charge at SAFC
67 min
Allocation Disorder: The Development Academy is...
Paul and Sam are happy to be back together (via the the Internet) to talk about an unhappy topic: the shuttering of the Development Academy by the US Soccer Federation. What happened and where do we go from here?
50 min
Why did US Soccer shut down the Development Aca...
72 min
Sunderland 'Til I Die episode 5: Charlie gets l...
Recapping Episode 5 of Sunderland 'Til I Die, entitled "A Time for Men" because... reasons?
47 min
USMNT legend Steve Cherundolo goes deep on his ...
America's right back Steve Cherundolo discusses about his 5 most memorable games for the US Men's National Team.
56 min
MLS Assist: Advanced soccer metrics explained, ...
Joe Lowery talks to Eliot McKinley of American Soccer Analysis about how data is used in Major League Soccer
38 min
The best January transfers of all time (but mos...
Ryan and Taylor give their 10 favorite January transfers of all-time, featuring at least one American, several Liverpool players and a prolonged anecdote about the name "Gary."
53 min
Sunderland 'Til I Die episode 4, plus league re...
Daryl and Taylor catch-up on some of the biggest news from the last week in the world of soccer, and then go deep on Episode 4 of Sunderland 'Til I Die.
82 min
Picking a USMNT 2022 World Cup roster, with Mat...
Matt Doyle talks Daryl though his daydreaming 2022 World Cup roster
64 min
Allocation Disorder: "It was the scariest exper...
Sam talks to some of his colleagues over at The Athletic about their funniest/strangest experiences covering soccer in the United States.
58 min
Sunderland 'Til I Die episodes 2 and 3, most em...
Daryl and Taylor review episodes two and three of the Netflix documentary Sunderland 'Til I Die and then answer listener questions about The English Game, the most embarrassing moments in soccer, and USMNT selection headaches.
74 min
The English Game episodes 5 and 6 (including: h...
Daryl and Taylor review the final two episodes of the Netflix miniseries The English Game
72 min
Which players from 1996 would fit best in MLS t...
Joe and Jordan take turns answering your many, many listener questions!
62 min
The best (and weirdest) soccer conspiracy theor...
Ryan and Taylor discuss the latest news from the Premier League (work furloughs, player wage frustrations, and Ryan's plan for how to resume play). After that, they take turns sharing some of their favorite conspiracy theories from the world of soccer.
63 min
Sunderland 'Til I Die, top 5 EPL games to watch...
Daryl and Taylor review Sunderland 'Til I Die season two, episode one, then answer seven listener questions ...
69 min
Allocation Disorder: possible MLS season restar...
Paul and Sam discuss the latest news from Major League Soccer in regards to the Coronavirus (season restart dates, player contracts, etc) and the implication for the summer transfer window.
45 min
The English Game episode four — "It's just a we...
Daryl and Taylor review episode four of The English Game
78 min
MLS Assist: looking back at the league's inaugu...
Joe and Jordan take a look back at the inaugural MLS match between the San Jose Clash and DC United, as well as the first ever MLS Cup (featuring DC United and the LA Galaxy).
50 min
Picking an England national team XI, with Sam T...
Daryl and Sam Tighe take a good, long look at the England national team, discussing what Southgate has changed since 2018, why the Three Lions are now appointment television, and who makes the ideal starting XI
52 min
A possible Premier League MEGA EVENT, plus the ...
Ryan and Taylor start off by discussing the recent news regarding the possible PREMIER LEAGUE MEGA EVENT (all caps felt necessary). After that, they take turns compiling the 10 worst transfers in modern soccer's history.
61 min
Allocation Disorder: Chastising MLS owners, tel...
For the opening minutes of today's show, Sam goes after MLS owners who aren't doing that they can to help deal with the Covid-19 outbreak before the guys move on to tell some of their favorite funny stories from covering MLS.
43 min
USMNT legend Tony Sanneh goes deep on all 5 US ...
US men's national team "world class role player" Tony Sanneh discuss the working being done by The Sanneh Foundation, and then goes deep on his experiences of playing very minute of every game for the USMNT at the 2002 World Cup.
65 min
The English Game episode three recap and review...
Daryl and Taylor review episode thee of The English Game on Netflix
71 min
Six standup comedy specials to stream right now...
Daryl talks to Christian Polanco of The Cooligans podcast and gets six standup recommendations
58 min
US Soccer gets a new CEO, Nagbe says No Thanks ...
Daryl and Taylor catch-up on the news from the week (US Soccer's new CEO had a difficult conference call, Darlington Nagbe explains why he's out on the USMNT, and the Olympics have been postponed). After that, it's on to your Listener Questions.
63 min
The English Game episode two recap and review —...
Daryl and Taylor fill the football-shaped hole in their day by reviewing episode two of The English Game on Netflix
77 min
Three Western Conference teams that have starte...
Joe and Jordan discuss three Western Conference teams that have started the 2020 MLS season in strong form: Sporting KC, Colorado and Minnesota.
51 min
Recapping, reviewing and ranting about the film...
Ryan and Taylor stop their eyes from bleeding from boredom to instead discuss the propaganda film that is United Passions (2014).
61 min
Reviewing episode one of the new Netflix series...
Daryl and Taylor talk about what they liked and didn't like from the first episode of Netflix's new series The English Game. There's also some historical inaccuracy to be addressed and costumes to be appreciated.
40 min
Alexi Lalas discusses his 5 most memorable game...
Taylor talks to Alexi Lalas for a solid hour about the defender/musician/analyst's 5 most memorable performances for the US men's national team.
73 min
Allocation Disorder: How MLS teams are coping w...
Paul Tenorio and Sam Stejskal share what they know about how MLS teams are coping with the coronavirus pandemic. Just how do you plan practices and run team meetings in a time of social distancing?
57 min
The Minnow XI: assembling the best team from th...
Daryl and Taylor provide some slightly optimistic Coronavirus updates from the world of soccer, and then do their best to answer some listener questions.
61 min
US National Team co-ed XI, best transfers of th...
Daryl and Taylor start social distancing themselves by remotely recording a listener question special. Questions answered include: which USWNT players would you add to the USMNT for a co-ed XI? And, what are the most successful transfers of the past 20 years?
60 min
Three MLS teams that haven't lived up to expect...
Joe and Jordan take a look at 3 squads that started the 2020 MLS season on the wrong foot, and attempt to figure out why that's been the case and what can be done to improve their fortunes.
48 min
The best (and worst) soccer movies and document...
Ryan and Taylor discuss recent news from the soccer world in regards to COVID-19. They then get into the best and worst soccer documentaries and movies available to stream right now!
56 min
Allocation Disorder: Coronavirus' affect on MLS...
Paul Tenorio is joined by The Athletic's Pablo Maurer to talk about how MLS is handing the coronavirus pandemic, and then by The Athletic's Meg Linehan to discuss the USSF's relationship with the USWNT in the wake of Carlos Cordeiro's resignation.
30 min
Most underrated and overrated USMNT players, an...
Daryl joins forces with Adam Belz of the Scuffed podcast to answer listener questions about the US Men's National Team
66 min
Discussing the latest in USWNT v US Soccer Fede...
Daryl and Taylor discuss the latest news in the legal battle between the US Women's national team and the US Soccer Federation, before moving on to answer some very excellent listener questions!
73 min
How Klopp and Liverpool almost played it perfec...
How Klopp and Liverpool got it so very right before Adrian got it wrong, Neymar puts in a shift for PSG vs Borussia Dortmund, and we offer an update on all the ways coronavirus is affecting soccer
70 min
MLS Assist: How Atlanta won without Josef, and ...
Joe Lowery and Jordan Angeli break down week two in Major League Soccer, focusing on Atlanta's Martinez-free win over Cincinnati and New England's 1-1 draw with Chicago Fire
55 min
Manchester derby, USMNT Olympic Qualifying rost...
What Man Utd got right in the Manchester derby, how Juventus bested Inter, and full analysis of Jason Kreis' 20-player USMNT Olympic Qualifying roster
77 min
Who makes a combined USMNT-Wales XI? Who is the...
Who would make the starting XI if the USMNT and Wales joined forces? Who is the USWNT's best player? Which players from relegation-threatened Premier League teams would be worth signing? Plus: a quick review of USWNT v England in the SheBelieves Cup
66 min
Gregg Berhalter on his most tactically versatil...
Taylor talks to Gregg Berhalter about perceptions of the USMNT and Graham Ruthven about El Clasico and the start of the Major League Soccer season.
39 min
Allocation Disorder: Changes to MLS roster rule...
Paul and Sam explain the recent changes to the MLS roster rules, explain some of the more convoluted topics when it comes to salary budget, and close out with a lengthy chat about Josef Martinez.
38 min
Gio Reyna's USMNT call up, NWSL hires commissio...
We catch up on 15 news items we didn't get to talk about in the past month, from Paul Arriola's injury to the She Believes USWNT roster to CONCACAF Champions League venue logistics and plenty more
54 min
MLS Assist: LAFC’s interior fullbacks, Inter Mi...
Joe and Jordan review the Week One matches (LAFC v Inter Miami and Dallas v Philadelphia), discuss their favorite Tactical Tidbits, and answer many, many listener questions.
58 min
Weekend Review: Zidane gets it right in El Clas...
Ryan and Taylor review the biggest action/news from the weekend, including El Clasico, the League Cup, upsets in the Premier league, drama in Germany, and much more.
63 min
Real Madrid v Man City and Lyon v Juventus revi...
Pep Guardiola tried a bold new system vs Real Madrid, but then reverted back to what everyone was good at
51 min
Allocation Disorder: 2020 MLS season predictions
Sam Stejskal and Paul Tenorio preview the upcoming 2020 MLS season by taking a look at the best and worst roster builds, betting odds, and MVP predictions.
45 min
Chelsea v Bayern and Napoli v Barcelona review,...
We're joined by Alexis Guerreros and Bobby Warshaw to review the five goals and two red cards from Tuesday's Champions League action.
40 min
MLS Assist: Eastern Conference preview and very...
Joe and Jordan make very specific predictions about every team in the Eastern Conference, from Atlanta United to Toronto FC.
56 min
Where should Messi play next, what is the relat...
Daryl and Taylor take turns answering your listener questions, including where should Messi play next, what is the relationship between MLS and US Soccer, and should we be worried that the USWNT literally isn't getting any younger.
67 min
UEFA Champions League Round of 16 in-depth prev...
Detailed previews of all four of next week's Champions League games: Chelsea v Bayern Munich, Napoli v Barcelona, Lyon v Juventus, Real Madrid v Man City
76 min