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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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Six standup comedy specials to stream right now...
Daryl talks to Christian Polanco of The Cooligans podcast and gets six standup recommendations
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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.
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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
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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.
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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).
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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.
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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.
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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?
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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.
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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?
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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
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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!
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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Allocation Disorder: Ron Jans' departure, and w...
Sam Stejskal and Paul Tenorio talk MLS roster building, going deep on what Chicago Fire, Atlanta United, and Inter Miami have done so far in 2020. But first they have to talk about FC Cincinnati ...
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Champions League review: Spurs-Leipzig, Atalant...
We analyze how Spurs tried to bottle up RB but ultimately failed and give you at least four reasons to watch Atalanta after their win over Valencia.
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Champions League review: Atletico Madrid-Liverp...
NO SPOILERS! We review the tactical battles and key moments in both Atletico Madrid v Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund v PSG.
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MLS Assist: Western Conference preview and very...
Joe Lowery and Jordan Angeli preview the MLS Western Conference with some very specific predictions about each team
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Updates on Man City's Champions League ban, plu...
Ryan and Taylor break down the weekend's action in Italy, Spain, and France, but go deep on Man City's ban from the Champions League and what might happen next.
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Man City Champions League ban, Pulisic v Reyna,...
Daryl and Taylor spend their Valentine's Day together answering 10 listener questions AND discussing Manchester City's Champions League ban.
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Allocation Disorder: Is MLS serious about compe...
Sam Stejskal and Paul Tenorio look at the new MLS CBA and ask whether or not MLS is willing to spend the money needed to catch up with Liga MX
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UEFA Champions League Round of 16 in-depth prev...
Detailed previews of all four of next week's Champions League games: Atletico Madrid v Liverpool, Borussia Dortmund v PSG, Tottenham Hotspur v RB Leipzig, Atalanta v Valencia
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Upsets in the Copa del Rey, Basque derbies, and...
Eurosport's Graham Ruthven returns to the show to discuss Copa del Rey, La Liga, and the Champions League knockout round (from a Spanish perspective).
50 min
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MLS Assist: 10 new players we're excited to wat...
Joe Lowery and Daryl Grove name the 10 players new to MLS — Chicharito! Pulido! Flores! — that they're most excited about in 2020.
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Zlatan scores but Inter shine in the Milan Derb...
On a gargantuan weekend review, Ryan and Taylor review the most interesting results in Serie A, the Bundesliga and La Liga, before Daryl Grove joins Taylor to discuss the USWNT's 3-0 win over Canada in Olympic qualifying.
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Allocation Disorder: Deep-dive review of the ne...
In the first episode of a new podcast, The Athletic's Paul Tenorio and Sam Stejskal take a detailed look at the new MLS Collective Bargaining Agreement
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Which 5 people are most important to USMNT Worl...
Discussing the MLS CBA, the no pro/rel ruling from CAS, Red Bull New York hiring Kevin Thelwell, England replacing Harry Kane, Haaland in the Champions League and for Norway, Barcelona's DNA, a challenge system for VAR, and the 5 people most important to the US Men's National Team's World Cup qualification campaign.
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Bundesliga title race, plus Americans in German...
Manuel Veth (transfermarkt.com) returns to the show to give his thoughts on the title race that's shaping up in the Bundesliga, as well as the various Americans balling out (or sitting on the bench) in Germany.
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The best and strangest moves of the January win...
Sam Tighe of the B/R Football Ranks podcast returns to the show to discuss some of the moves that happened (and didn't happen) in the January window, as well as what to expect from some of Europe's bigger clubs this summer.
60 min
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MLS Assist: what to expect from the league's ne...
Joe and Jordan take a look at the new coaches in MLS this season. Check out last week's episode if you want to hear more about Inter Miami.
48 min
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Weekend Review: Man City see red against Spurs,...
Ryan and Taylor break down all the action from the weekend's biggest matches, including Tottenham-Man City, Leicester-Chelsea, Real Madrid-Atletico Madrid, Leipzig-Gladbach, and Dortmund-Union.
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USMNT vs Costa Rica review, plus: our favorite ...
The USMNT youngsters provided plenty of excitement with a 1-0 win over Costa Rica. We analyze the team and individual performances, then take take a look at the USWNT vs Panama's offside line.
57 min
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MLS Assist: previewing Diego Alonso's Inter Mia...
In the inaugural MLS Assist, Joe Lowery and Jordan Angeli look at how Inter Miami coach Diego Alonso has played in the past and how he might set things up in Florida
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USMNT v Costa Rica preview: who might start for...
We predict who might start for Gregg Berhalter's USMNT side on Saturday afternoon against Costa Rica, take a look at the possible key performers for Los Ticos, and answer your Twitter questions about the upcoming friendly.
61 min
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USWNT v Haiti, EFL Championship vs EPL, favorit...
We review the USWNT's mixed start to Olympic qualifying then answer nine listener questions including: how would an all-star EFL Championship team fare in the Premier League?
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USL special with Ira Jersey and Phill Grooms
We discuss the American soccer ecosystem with Ira Jersey of League One Fun and Phill Grooms of The USL Show
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Weekend Review: Barcelona drop points but not p...
Ryan and Taylor take a look back at all the action from the weekend that was, including FA Cup, the Bundesliga title race, problems for Barcelona, a big result in Serie A, and much much more!
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TSS x Cooligans: 2020 USC Convention Crossover
Recorded on site at the 2020 United Soccer Coaches Convention in Baltimore, Daryl and Taylor sit down to record part one of yet another epic crossover with Alexis and Christian of... THE COOLIGANS!
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Chicharito to the LA Galaxy, Gio Reyna's Bundes...
Javier Hernandez arrives in MLS, Gresselmania comes to DC, young Americans make Premier League and Bundesliga debuts, agents revolt against FIFA rules, Antonee Robinson may be headed to Milan, and many more news items that we missed these past two weeks.
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Chelsea v Arsenal review, plus: What if Antonio...
We review all the Mustafi madness and subsequent Arsenal steeliness from the Chelsea v Arsenal banger, then answer seven listener questions, featuring a hypothetical Antonio Conte-managed USMNT, a Calciopoli reminiscence, a Patrice Evra retrospective, and Lynden Gooch career check-in.
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Meg Linehan talks USWNT Olympic qualifying rost...
The Athletic's Meg Linehan discusses what it was like to have full access to Sky Blue FC's planning for the 2020 NWSL draft, and also analyzes Vlatko's choices for his USWNT Olympic qualification roster
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Weekend Review: Virgil Van Dijk leads Liverpool...
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How the world's top players mentally prepare to...
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Kate Markgraf explains her USWNT role, Yael Ave...
Kate Markgraf talks about her role as USWNT GM and more, and Yael Averbuch explains what it's like to play for Vlatko Andanovski
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2020 NWSL Draft recap and reactions w/ Jordan A...
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Ask us anything! Behind the scenes of TSS
We answer listener questions about how the show came to be, how it gets made, our favorite music, favorite books, favorite beers and plenty more
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Who's the best player never to win an internati...
We answer seven listener questions ...
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Weekend Review w/ Ryan Bailey: Hugs at Liverpoo...
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10 players we'd sign in the January transfer wi...
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Your guide to the USMNT January camp newbies
We take a closer look at the fresh faces in the USMNT January camp. Get to know Julian Araujo, Chase Gasper, Justen Glad, Mark McKenzie, Sam Vines, Brenden Aaronson, Christian Cappis, Bryant Kayo, Paxton Pomykal, Jesus Ferreira, and Ulysses Llanez We also answer some listener question about Jan camp and ruminate on the recent U20 hirings of Laura Harvey and Anthony Hudson Today's show is sponsored by HelloFresh. Go to http://hellofresh.com/tss10 and use code tss10 for 10 free meals Today's show is also sponsored by Ruffneck Scarves. Use code "TOTALSOCCERSHOW" at http://ruffneckscarves.com for 20% off.
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Who we'd sign for Man Utd and Wolves, why Liver...
It's a listener question special! Timestamps below: 0:45 — Who is one player each of you want your club to sign? 15:03 — Liverpool's fullbacks get very far forward. Why haven’t opposition teams been able to exploit this with counter attacks? 17:45 — If you could wave a magic wand and implement any rule change to make the game better (in your eyes) without any backlash from the soccer community, what would it be? 21:15 — Today's show is sponsored by Policy Genius. Go to http://policygenius.com to get quotes in minutes 23:40 — How and why did West Ham become associated with bubbles? 26:45 — What is the the TSS opinion on Xavi's club/international career? 31:50 — If you had to grow one extra body part to give you the biggest advantage in soccer possible, what would it be and why? 35:09 — Today's show is sponsored by Manscaped. Go to http://Manscaped.com and use code TSS for 20% off and free shipping 37:02 — Why USL doesn't implement pro/rel between its three leagues? 42:40 — Considering the crowds the USWNT draw, why is it so difficult to get a women’s league going? 50:15 — Why is there such little coverage of Liga MX in English? 54:35 — Do you agree with the trend of hiring inexperienced club legends to coach clubs in the Top 6 of the Prem (like Solskjaer, Arteta, Lampard) or would you prefer for them to have a few years experience first in other --> ASK US A QUESTION! --> ソ http://totalsoccershow.com/questions --> SUPPORT THE SHOW! --> http://totalsoccershow.com/join  
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USMNT analysis and January camp preview w/ Stu ...
Daryl and Taylor talk to Stu Holden about his thoughts on the USMNT in 2019, the team's upcoming January camp, and some players he thinks have been unfairly maligned. There's also insight into what it's like to get called into camp for the first time and what it's like to have injuries limit your ability to perform. SPONSORS! Today's episode is sponsored by Policy Genius! Go to http://policygenius.com and get a life insurance quote in minutes
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Weekend Review w/ Ryan Bailey: Madrid kick into...
Ryan and Taylor break down all the action from this past weekend: 0:00 - Does the FA Cup still matter? Ryan explains why it used to, why it doesn't as much anymore, and why it should. 8:47 - Wolves v Man United 12:31 - Merseyside Derby in the FA Cup 21:05 - Today's show sponsored by Hello Fresh. Go to http://hellofresh.com/tss9 and use code tss10 for 10 meals free 24:11 - Rochdale v Newcastle 29:46 - Quick hits for Fulham, Spurs, and Derby County 34:03 - Getafe v Real Madrid 38:03 - Espanyol v Barcelona 44:16 - Zlatan returns to Milan
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USMNT expectations for 2020, why the EPL is so ...
It's a listener questions special! Here are the timestamps: 2:35 — Are there any female play by play or color analysts in English men’s football? 6:00 — Which USMNT player needs a move this transfer window? 8:55 — Today I saw Jordan Pickford, the Everton keeper, dribble from outside the area in and then pick up the ball. Is this allowed? 11:24 — Are there any world class (or formerly world class) defenders you'd sign as an MLS Designated Player? 15:40 — Do you think allowing USWNT members to play for European leagues would help or hurt the NWSL? 18:30 — Who is the biggest club you reasonably see getting relegated within the next 5 years? 24:05 — If you were picking the 18-player USWNT roster for the Olympics, would you still include Crystal Dunn as a defensive player? 26:30 — Do you think any team from the Premier League will ever reach 114 points? 29:40 — If you had to pick just one NWSL team to follow for the season, who would it be and why? 32:25 — What are your expectations for the USMNT and Gregg Berhalter in 2020? 40:40 — The Premier League is considered by many the best league in the world. What are the factors that led to its success? 48:20 — What is the bare minimum and the ideal recovery time for a professional soccer player between games? 53:10 — Scouting! ASK US A QUESTION: http://totalsoccershow.com/questions SUPPORT THE SHOW: http://totalsoccershow.com/join (At $10 per month or higher, we guarantee to answer one question per month)
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Specific Predictions for 2020, plus: USMNT rost...
It's the last show of the year! We open with a quick look at the USMNT January camp roster, which featured a couple of exciting surprises. Starting at 11:35, we get into our predictions for 2020. Will Leo Messi lift a trophy with Argentina? Will the USWNT win Olympic gold? Will the USMNT U23s qualify for the Olympics? How will Erling Braut Haaland change Borussia Dortmund? Who will Mikel Arteta sign for Arsenal? Which American will win a Bundesliga? And plenty more ... Today's show is sponsored by Ruffneck Scarves. Use the discount code TOTALSOCCESHOW for 20% off at http://RuffneckScarves.com  
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Weekend Review w/ Ryan Bailey: A strange three ...
Ryan and Taylor first attempt to determine exactly what day it is, before moving on to discuss... 0:00 - Wolves v Man City 10:35 - Liverpool v Wolves 18:34 - Arsenal v Chelsea 28:41 - Norwich v Tottenham 35:50 - Who finishes in the top four, plus some transfer speculation 42:59 - Moyes is back at West Ham. Hooray? 46:10 - Liga MX Apertura Final
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The TSS Soccer Santa Spectacular
We give out Christmas gifts to soccer players, coaches and media personalities. Our list of recipients includes Tyler Adams, Carlo Ancelotti, the USWNT, Ronald Koeman, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Gregg Berhalter and plenty more.  Today's show is sponsored by Ruffneck Scarves. Use code "TOTALSOCCERSHOW" at http://RuffneckScarves.com for 20% off Today's show is also sponsored by http://FBREF.com — visit the site for all kinds of soccer stats, now including xG and xA.
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Liverpool are world champions, racism in Spurs ...
Ryan and Taylor break down all the action from the weekend, including... 1) Liverpool v Flamengo in the Club World Cup 2) Man City v Leicester Today's show is brought to you by SeatGeek! Use code TSS for $10 off your first ticket purchase 3) Tottenham v Chelsea - What should happen next to combat racism in the Premier League? Plus, possible explanations for Gazzaniga's challenge AND for the lack of an immediate penalty. 4) Everton v Arsenal - Which new manager has the more difficult job ahead of them? 5) Newcastle v Palace - Almiron scores! 6) Watford 2 - Man United 0 (it's just a 4 minute sigh from Taylor) 7) Italian Super Cup (Juventus v Lazio) 8) RB Leipzig v Ausborg, aka The Return of Tyler Adams
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Mikel Arteta takes over at Arsenal: discussing ...
Recorded just prior to the official club announcement, Taylor talks to The Athletic's James McNicholas about the appointment of Mikel Arteta as head coach of Arsenal. What will his style be, what are his immediate challenges, and who could be on their way out in January? Plus, we get into the backroom issues causing problems at Arsenal, and discuss Mesut Ozil v China. SPONSORS! Today's show is brought to you by... Audible! Get a free 30-day trial of Audible at http://audible.com/tss or by texting TSS to 500-500 Ruffneck Scarves - Go to http://RuffneckScarves.com and use code TOTALSOCCERSHOW for a 20% discount
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Who wins in an all-time Bald XI v an all-time B...
Daryl and Taylor answer some excellent listener questions, including... 1) Which competition is more important for the USMNT: Nation's League or the Olympics? 2) All-time best bald/shaved head 11 v All-time big-haired 11. Who wins? Today's show is brought to you by Feals — Makers of CBD oil for when you're a stressed out USMNT manager and you need to relax. Go to http://feals.com/TSS to 50% off your membership 3) Will Red Bull ever take over a club in England and if they do what club will it be? 4) Outside of traditional big sides, who’s been the most impressive player this season? 5) With does Emerson Hyndman fit into the USMNT midfield depth chart? Today's show is brought to you by Audible! Get a free 30-day trial of Audible at http://audible.com/tss or by texting TSS to 500-500 6) Why do Premier League fans wear dark/black jackets to games in the winter instead of their team’s color? 7) Is the "manager's box" an official thing and what are the rules for it/why aren't they enforced more? 8) If Jadon Sancho goes to Chelsea will he overshadow Pulisic again? Today's show is brought to you by Talisman Caps - Use code TOTALSOCCER10 for 10% off at http://talismancaps.com 9) Why are Olympic soccer rosters so small? PLUS! Updates to the TSS Scouting Network!
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Ancelotti sacked, racism at HQ, a potential thr...
Taylor is joined by David Amoyal of The Calcioland podcast to get up-to-date on all things Serie A. There's racist artwork at the Serie A offices that someone thought was a good idea, Carlo Ancelotti out at Napoli and Gennaro "I stab people with forks" Gattuso has taken over, a title race between Inter Milan and Juventus (and maybe also possibly maybe Lazio). Plus, praise for Cagliari, Parma, and Atalanta AND some transfer rumors to round it all out! SPONSORS! Today's episode is sponsored by... Enclosed! Go to http://enclosed.gifts and code TOTALSOCCER for $35 off any multi month order Dollar Shave Club! Go to http://dollarshaveclub.com/tss for a $5 Ultimate Start Set Policy Genius! Go to http://policygenius.com and get a life insurance quote in minutes
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El Clásico preview, plus a mid-season round-up ...
Taylor is joined by Eurosport's Graham Ruthven to preview the midweek El Clasico. How will both managers approach this one tactically and where are the potential areas of vulnerability? Plus, lineup questions, ramifications for the remainder of the season, and much much more. After that, we get into the other teams near the top of the table in Spain before looking ahead to the Champions League knockout round for the four remaining Spanish teams.  Sponsors!  Dollar Shave Club — Go to http://dollarshaveclub.com/tss for a $5 Ultimate Start Set Feals — Makers of CBD oil for when you're a stressed out USMNT manager and you need to relax. Go to http://feals.com/TSS to 50% off your membership
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Weekend Review w/ Ryan Bailey: Champions League...
On today's Weekend Review, Ryan and Taylor take a look at... 0:00 - The authenticity of Ryan's accent 1:42 - Chelsea v Bournemouth 10:31 - Arsenal v Man City 21:27 - Today's show is brought to you by SeatGeek! Use code TSS for $10 off your first ticket purchase 24:02 - Real Sociedad v Barcelona 34:06 - Fiorentina v Inter Milan 37:58 - Today's show is sponsored by Policy Genius! Go to http://policygenius.com and get a life insurance quote in minutes 40:27 - Bayern Munich v Werder Bremen 47:10 - Chess makes you good at fantasy, evidently? 48:48 - Champions League knockout round draw analysis
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MLS offseason moves and rumors w/ Paul Tenorio
Taylor talks to The Athletic's Paul Tenorio about all the moves that have/have not yet happened in the early days of the MLS offseason. Who will be coaching in New York, Miami and Chicago next year? How big of a get is Sporting KC's acquisition of Alan Pulido? Is it easy to be a roaming reporter while taking care of an infant child? The answer to that is very much no, even if Paul makes it seem like it very much is. SPONSORS! ExpressVPN — go to http://expressvpn.com/soccer to get 15 months for the price of 12 Away — go to http://awaytravel.com/TSS and use code TSS at checkout for a $20 discount
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Reviewing the Champions League group stage w/ S...
Taylor talks to Sam Tighe of the B/R Football Ranks podcast about attending the Ballon d'Or awards whilst being as tall as Virgil van Dijk. After that, it's a group-by-group review of the Champions League so far. Who is in the strongest position? Who has a lot of work to be done between now and February? Is Jesse Marsch the greatest Champions League manager of all time? Those questioned answered, and many more as well! Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Ruffneck Scarves - Go to http://RuffneckScarves.com and use code TOTALSOCCERSHOW for a 20% discount Talisman Caps - Use code TOTALSOCCER10 for 10% off at http://talismancaps.com
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US Soccer's CEO search, Glassdoor reviews, the ...
Daryl calls up Henry Bushnell of Yahoo! Sports to talk about the recent US Soccer board meeting, which Henry attended and reported on. Topics include the ongoing CEO search (Jay Berhalter or not?), the controversial policy of asking staff to move to Chicago, the suitability or otherwise of Soccer House, the new and improved GM role for the USMNT, and how US Soccer is spending its money. Links to four Yahoo! Sports articles below: A CEO search, an evolving GM role, and more from a fascinating U.S. Soccer board meeting — Henry Bushnell https://sports.yahoo.com/us-soccer-ceo-usmnt-gm-board-meeting-carlos-cordeiro-earnie-stewart-172503921.html U.S. Soccer is spending millions fighting lawsuits – including equal pay — Henry Bushnell https://sports.yahoo.com/us-soccer-lawsuits-equal-pay-cost-legal-fees-budget-financials-deficit-020203626.html U.S. Soccer defends controversial hiring policy as numerous youth coaching jobs sit vacant — Caitlin Murray https://sports.yahoo.com/us-soccer-defends-controversial-hiring-policy-as-numerous-youth-coaching-jobs-sit-vacant-195441791.html Sources: U.S. Soccer denies NWSL owners' funding request, but offers counterproposal — Caitlin Murray https://sports.yahoo.com/sources-us-soccer-denies-nwsl-owners-funding-request-but-offers-counterproposal-143108951.html SPONSORS! ExpressVPN — go to http://expressvpn.com/soccer to get 15 months for the price of 12 Away — go to http://awaytravel.com/TSS and use code TSS at checkout for a $20 discount
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Weekend Review w/ Ryan Bailey: Manchester Unite...
Ryan and Taylor review all the action they were able to watch from this past weekend, including... 0:00 - Discussing the worst fake British accents in movies 3:26 - Manchester Derby 21:12 - Today's show is brought to you by SeatGeek! Use code TSS for $10 off your first ticket purchase 24:51 - Ryan discusses his hockey-attending experience 27:06 - Everton v Chelsea 33:07 - Bundesliga updates, plus Gladbach v Bayern Munich 42:01 - Today's show is brought to you by Audible! Get a free 30-day trial of Audible at http://audible.com/tss or by texting TSS to 500-500 44:36 - Serie A updates, plus Lazio v Juventus 52:40 - Barcelona v Mallorca 58:28 - Russia doping scandal and the potential impact for their soccer future 1:04:29 - Updates from the TSS Scouting Network
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How much do managers get paid? Could a futsal p...
It's a listener question special, with lots of hypotheticals! Timestamps below ... 1:20 — In the USMNT we often talk about German Americans. What are some other famous country-country relationships for other countries? 7:40 — How has Lampard used Pulisic for Chelsea tactically different from how Berhalter has tried to use Pulisic? 13:22 — How would you change penalties to make it more even odds for the goalkeeper? We’ve had the rule change where they can’t come off their line so let’s say that part can’t be changed. 18:05 — Today's show is sponsored by Express VPN. Go to http://expressvpn.com/soccer for three months free 20:20 — What would happen if, instead of international breaks spread throughout the season, all international games happened in say November and December? 26:20 — How much do coaches and assistant coaches make? Do MLS coaches get paid significantly less than European coaches? 33:10 — What is one aspect of a major American sports league that you would like the Premier League to try? 38:15 — Today's show is sponsored by Manscaped. Use code TSS at http://manscaped.com to get 20% off plus free shipping 40:25 — Why do teams with years in the Premier League consistently stall out in the Championship? 45:08 — Can you pinpoint the day/game where the USMNT lost their identity of grinding and working their butts off? 49:40 — Do you think a beach soccer or futsal player could translate their skills to traditional soccer? (Link to World Soccer Falcao story: https://www.worldsoccer.com/blogs/falcao-pele-futsal-351602 )
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Could Christian Pulisic win the Ballon d'Or? Wh...
There's one Wall Street Journal article, two ads, and 11 listener questions on today's show. Here are the timestamps: 00:00 — Discussing Rachel Bachman's WSJ article about how the US Soccer Federation is being run. Link to article: https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-soccer-federations-struggles-deepen-11575567787 13:15 — What does "Kop" mean at football grounds in England? 16:08 — Could Christian Pulisic one day win the Ballon D'Or? 20:28 — Are we being too harsh on Berhalter for having his "group"? Haven't other USMNT coaches had the same criticism? 27:17 — Today's show sponsored by Hello Fresh. Go to http://hellofresh.com/tss9 and use code TSS9 for nine meals free 29:40 — Why don't people mention Juan Pablo Angel more as being one of the true elite players to help build MLS? 33:03 — Has the application of VAR in the EPL has been rougher than in other leagues? And if so, why? 38:25 — What’s is the most festive starting eleven you can make in the Christmas tree formation? 42:10 — Today's show is sponsored by Talisman Caps! Use code TOTALSOCCER10 for 10% off at http://talismancaps.com 44:15 — Which USMNT player, or players', injury/injuries do you think had the greatest impact on putting us on the path to where the men's national team is now? 50:55 — How do you view Samuel Eto’o’s career and where does he rank in top African footballers? 58:45 — Would PSG actually benefit from an equivalent-size takeover of a rival team in Ligue 1? 1:03:10 — With negotiations between MLS and MLSPA taking place this winter, what do you think are the main things a collective bargaining agreement needs to have to help the league move forward? 1:10:01 — How are UK citizens allocated to national teams? They all have a UK passport, but they play for England, Scotland, Wales, or Nothern Ireland. How does this work?
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Man Utd v Spurs review, plus: what's gone wrong...
We review Man Utd's 2-1 win over Spurs, highlighting the things that impressed us about Solskjaer's team. In part two, we take a quick look at Liverpool's 5-2 win over Everton and then have a ponder about the problems at Goodison Park. Today's show is sponsored by Manscaped. Go to http://manscaped.com and use code TSS for 20% off plus free shipping Today's show is sponsored by Enclosed. Go to http://enclosed.gifts and code TOTALSOCCER for $35 off any multi month order
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Analyzing hypothetical new MLS roster rules w/ ...
Taylor is joined by The Athletic's Sam Stejskal to discuss the recent article Sam wrote with Paul Tenorio that outlined their ideal alternative to the current MLS roster rules.  Here's a link to their MLS opus: https://theathletic.com/1424561/2019/12/02/how-wed-rewrite-mlss-maddeningly-complex-roster-rules/ We get into the background for their plan, the basics of their new roster rules, and the areas that Sam finds most confusing/offputting.  Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... HELLOFRESH! Go to http://hellofresh.com/TSS9 and enter code TSS9 for nine free meals HIMS! Get a free trial by going to http://forhims.com/totalsoccerED
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Discussing all things Bundesliga w/ Manuel Veth
With Daryl still galavanting around England, Taylor talks to Manuel Veth (Forbes, ProSoccerUSA) about a wild Bundesliga season so far. Have Bayern righted the ship, will Klinsmann work out at Hertha, how big of an impact will Tyler Adams have when he returns to Leipzig, and much much more. We also spend some time discussing Weston McKennie and Schalke, Gio Reyna and Dortmund, and the state of the German national team as it prepares for this summer's Euros. Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Manscaped - Use code TSS to get 20% off plus free shipping at http://Manscaped.com Ruffneck Scarves - Go to http://RuffneckScarves.com and use code TOTALSOCCERSHOW for a 20% discount
61 min
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Weekend Review w/ Ryan Bailey: City stumble aga...
Ryan and Taylor break down all the action from this past weekend, including... Newcastle v Manchester City Liverpool v Brighton Today's show is brought to you by SeatGeek! Use code TSS for $10 off your first ticket purchase Tottenham v Bournemouth Arsenal v Norwich (and United v Villa) Today's show is brought to you by Hims! Get a free trial by going to http://forhims.com/totalsoccerED Bayern Munich v Bayer Leverkusen Atletico Madrid v Barcelona The Euro 2020 draw is complete: who is happiest and who is going to be nervous?
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TSS Soccer Thanksgiving Part 2: All the many, m...
We take turns listing the things we're thankful for this year. Most are soccer related. Some are personal. Some are things like Mourinho being back at Tottenham or Sergino Dest declaring for the USMNT. It's always good to give thanks. Speaking of... Thank you to today's sponsors! Dollar Shave Club — Go to http://dollarshaveclub.com/tss for a $5 Ultimate Start Set Away Days — Use code TSS at http://awaydaysfootball.com for 15% off
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TSS Soccer Thanksgiving: Part I
On the first installment of our Thanksgiving themed episodes, we take turns discussing a few holiday-themed questions: 1) Who are we inviting to our soccer-specific Thanksgiving? 2) What teams/players/coaches are the best representations of traditional Thanksgiving foods? 3) What are the soccer-related topics that should be off limits for any Thanksgiving celebration? Sponsors! Today's episode is sponsored by... Away, makers of thoughtful luggage for modern travel! You can check out all their offerings at http://awaytravel.com/tss and use the promo code "TSS" to get $20 off your order. Dollar Shave Club — Go to http://dollarshaveclub.com/tss for a $5 Ultimate Start Set
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Weekend Review w/ Ryan Bailey: Mourinho has Spu...
Ryan and Taylor take a look back at all the action from the weekend, including: 1) West Ham v Tottenham 2) Crystal Palace v Liverpool 3) Sheffield United v Man United Today's show is brought to you by SeatGeek! Use code TSS for $10 off your first ticket purchase 4) Man City v Chelsea 5) Copa Libertadores Final Today's show is brought to you by Audible! Get a free 30-day trial of Audible at http://audible.com/tss or by texting TSS to 500-500 6) Dortmund 3 - Paderborn 3 7) Milan 1 - Napoli 1 8) Real Madrid 3 - Sociedad 1
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Discussing the USMNT and Americans in the Bunde...
Former USMNT defender Steve Cherundolo joins the show to discuss his start in Germany, Americans playing in the Bundesliga, his future aspirations, and the current state of the USMNT. There's also a bonus segment at the end of the show (about 10 minuets) recorded in the lobby of our hotel in Frankfurt. It was after a very late night, so credit to Steve for sounding chipper throughout. SPONSORS! Today's episode is brought to you by Feals! Makers of CBD oil for when you're a stressed out USMNT manager and you need to relax. Go to http://feals.com/TSS to 50% off your membership
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USMNT Euro XI v MLS XI, UK work permit process,...
We answer 10 listener questions. Here are the timestamps: 3:10 — If you could have any 3 Mexican or Canadian players make the switch to the US Men's National Team, who would it be and why? 8:55 — If Man City and Liverpool were forced to play an entire PL season down a man (10 men), where would they finish in the table? 13:20 — What would it take for MLS to break into USA's "Top 4" sports and make it a "Top 5?" 20:18 — Away is a sponsor! Great luggage! Visit http://awaytravel.com/TSS and use code TSS for a $20 discount 23:15 — MLS & Liga MX merger. Pros, cons? Would it be a logistical nightmare? 29:37 — If a European-based USMNT XI played an MLS-based USMNT XI, what would the score be? 36:50 — Today's show is sponsored by Manscaped! Go to http://manscaped.com and use code TSS for 20% off plus free shipping  39:15 — How does the UK work permit process work when it comes to international caps? 43:05 — Out of Liverpool's current starting eleven, which type of player is US Soccer most and least likely to develop and why? 48:51 — What is your favorite non-goal type of play and the most memorable example or player of such? 55:20 — Today's show is sponsored by Ruffneck Scarves! Go to http://RuffneckScarves.com and use code "TOTALSOCCERSHOW" for 20% off 57:35 — For a struggling team, what are some ways you can tell if the coach or the quality of the players is the primary issue? 1:00:35 — How does Dest’s USMNT declaration affect his future transfers? 1:03:45 — What happens if you get fouled in the box while scoring?  
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USL Championship season review with Phill Grooms
Daryl is joined by The USL Show's own Phill Grooms to review the 2019 USL Championship season, including the three standout players, a couple of coaches who impressed, that 20-game winning stream from Phoenix Rising, and how the Real Monarchs got the balance right. Today's show is sponsored by Policy Genius! Go to http://policygenius.com and get a life insurance quote in minutes
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News Catch-Up: Pochettino out/Mourinho in at Sp...
With the international break now complete and the USMNT officially discussed to the absolute extent possible, we take a look back at all the news we've missed in the last couple weeks, including: 1) Pochettino out/Jose Mourinho in at Tottenham 2) Euro qualification is nearly complete: who is in, who is out, and who still has to deal with playoffs. Plus, why aren't France seeded, how Finland earned their spot, and which things Gareth Bale loves most. 3) Maradona quits yet another job 4) Luis Enrique is back at Spain, but things aren't quite as festive as some were expecting. 5) Zlatan officially bids goodbye to MLS via a definitively Zlatan message. And many, many more stories! SPONSORS! Today's episode is brought to you by... Feals! Makers of CBD oil for when you're a stressed out USMNT manager and you need to relax. Go to http://feals.com/TSS to 50% off your membership Hims! A one-stop-shop for hair loss, skincare, and sexual wellness for men. To try Hims by starting with a FREE online visit, go to ForHims.com/TOTALSOCCER Talisman! Visit https://talismancaps.com/pages/talismangiveaway and enter to win a $100 Talisman gifts card
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USMNT: very quick Cuba review and a 2020 preview
We offer quickfire answers to 21 USMNT-themed listener questions, offering a quick look back at the USA's 4-0 win over Cuba followed by a look ahead to 2020 Today's show is sponsored by Enclosed, Policy Genius, and Manscaped Visit http://enclosed.gifts and use code "TOTALSOCCER" for $35 off Go to http://policygenius.com to get a life insurance quote in minutes Click yourself to http://manscaped.com and tell them the password is TSS. You'll get 20% off the Lawnmower 2.0 plus free shipping 
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USA v Cuba preview, plus 10 USMNT-centric liste...
On today's show, we take a look at the USMNT's Tuesday night game against Cuba. Who should start up top? What will the defensive shape look like? Should the US win this one? The answer to that last one is definitely yes, but the others require a bit more conversation. After that, we answer 10 USMNT-centric listener questions, including: 1) What should Berhalter's game plan look like moving forward? 2) What's the percentage chance the US qualifies for Qatar? 3) Which players in the pool would most benefit from a move abroad? And many many more! Plus, SCOUTING! Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... SeatGeek! Use code TSS for $10 off your first ticket purchase Hims! A one-stop-shop for hair loss, skincare, and sexual wellness for men. To try Hims by starting with a FREE online visit, go to ForHims.com/TOTALSOCCER
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USMNT v Canada: deep-dive review
No spoilers! We go deep on the USA's Concacaf Nations League match-up with Canada. What did the US do differently tactically, who performed best/worst, and much more! Sponsors! Today's show is sponsored by... ExpressVPN! Visit http://expressvpn.com/soccer to get three months free with a one year subscription Ruffneck Scarves! Go to http://RuffneckScarves.com and use code TOTALSOCCERSHOW for a 20% discount    
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USA v Canada preview
Gregg Berhalter's job is not on the line, tut the reputation of the USMNT is. We go deep and detailed on the must win CONCACAF Nations League game. Timestamps: 0:15 — Hello and Daryl health update 3:40 — Earnie Stewart's public backing of Gregg Berhalter 17:15 — Get $10 off your first three months of fuboTV at http://fubotv.com/tss 22:40 — What to expect from Canada 30:40 — The USA's 23-man roster 37:55 — Get a free 30-day trial of Audible at http://audible.com/tss or by texting TSS to 500-500 41:10 — Possible USMNT starting XIs 57:45 — Most frustrating possible starting XI Listener questions: 1:02:40 — Could Berhlater play wingbacks? 1:05:20 — What does Yedlin actually offer? 1:08:29 — Is there a team out there using the same system as the USMNT? 1:11:15 — If everyone were fit and happy and available, what would our ideal starting XI look like?
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