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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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USMNT roster reaction and why Olympic qualifica...
Daryl talks to Brian Sciaretta about the 23-man USMNT roster to face Canada (which may or may not feature Christian Pulisic and definitely does not feature Michael Bradley), the u23 camp that's preparing for Olympic qualification, and the wider state of the US youth national team programs. Looking for Brian on Twitter? Here he is: https://twitter.com/BrianSciaretta Today's show is sponsored by Enclosed. Go to http://enclosed.gifts and use code TOTALSOCCER for $35 off any multi-month gift Also, please give our spinoff show, Soccer 101, a try. Search for Soccer 101 in your podcast app and click subscribe  
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Weekend review: Liverpool v Man City, flying Fo...
It's Daryl filling in for Taylor and talking to Ryan Bailey on the weekend review! Timestamps: 0-1:45 — Dentistry 1:45 — Liverpool v Man City 26:45 — SeatGeek! Use code TSS for $10 off your first ticket purchase 29:43 — Leicester City v Arsenal 39:45 — Chelsea v Crystal Palace 49:55 — ExpressVPN! Visit http://expressvpn.com/soccer to get three months free with a one year subscription 55:40 — Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund
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2019 MLS Cup Final Review: Seattle Sounders v T...
NO SPOILERS! Taylor and Joe Lowery are in the TUDN broadcast booth (after it was abandoned) at CenturyLink Field to break down all that happened in the 2019 MLS Cup Final. SPONSORS! Today's show is brought to you by... Talisman! Visit https://talismancaps.com/pages/talismangiveaway and enter to win a $100 Talisman gifts card
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Vlatko's USWNT debut review w/ Jeff Kassouf, ML...
2:12 — Jeff Kasouff of The Equalizer reviews Vlatko Andonovski's debut as USWNT head coach. What's new with the team, what's stayed the same, and what does the future hold? Read more from Jeff and his writers at https://equalizersoccer.com/ and use code CHAMPION for 40% off a one-year subscription 22:50 — Today's show is sponsored buy http://RuffneckScarves.com — use code TOTALSOCCERSHOW for a 20% discount 24:45 — Bobby Warshaw preview MLS Cup — Seattle Sounders vs Toronto FC, with a heavy focus on tactics 45:35 — Today's show is sponsored by Dollar Shave Club. Get a $5 Ultimate Starter Set at http://dollarshaveclub.com/tss  47:19 — Bobby talks USMNT and why he's not selling his Berhalter stock
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The most confusing USMNT roster announcement ev...
We break down one off the most confusing roster announcement in US  men's national team history. Last week, Gregg Berhalter named 20 MLS players to camp, today he named nine European-based platers to the roster, and after Sunday's MLS Cup game he'll add another handful. We go through all 29+ players and see what we can discern about Berhalter's plans We also look ahead to tonight's USWNT v Sweden game, in which Vlatko Andonovski debuts as US head coach  LISTEN TO SOCCER 101 Find it here: https://www.totalsoccershow.com/soccer101 SPONSORS! ENCLOSED: Visit http://enclosed.gifts and used code TOTALSOCCER for $35 off any multi-mont gift HELLOFRESH: Go to http://hellofresh.com/TSS9 and enter code TSS9 for nine free meals FUBOTV: Go to http://fubotv.com/tss to get $10 off your firstvthree months of fuboTV  
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Why is Pulisic succeeding at Chelsea? Would Jil...
We answer nine listener questions: 1. What's Pulisic doing right that he wasn't doing earlier in the season? 2. If you could bring back one former USMNT player in their prime to fix the current team, who would it be? 3. If Berhalter were fired, would Jill Ellis take the USMNT job? 4. If you were commissioner of MLS, would you focus on attracting Eurosnobs or casual American sports fans? 5. What would impact MLS more: no salary cap or pro/rel? 6. Wh are some of the best captains in the Premier League? 7. Bastian Schweinsteiger has retired. How do you view how career? 8. Why are players always carrying toiletry bags? And what's in them? 9. Which countries should be concerned abut Euro 2020 qualification? SPONSORS: Manscaped — used code TSS to get 20% off plus free shipping at http://Manscaped.com Dollar Shave Club — Go to http://dollarshaveclub.com/tss for a $5 Ultimate Start Set Talisman — Visit https://talismancaps.com/pages/talismangiveaway and enter to win a $100 Talisman gifts card You can also use code TOTALSOCCER10 to get 10% off when you spend $35 or more
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Have we reached a VAR tipping point? Plus Bayer...
Taylor is back from Germany, which means it's time for a (belated) weekend review with Ryan Bailey! Detailed time stamps will be added later, but for now... Topics discussed include: VAR drama in the Premier League, specifically in Everton-Tottenham Today's show is sponsored by SeatGeek. Download the app and use code TSS for $10 off your first ticket purchase. Pulisic scores again, things aren't heating up in La Liga, Bayern Munich get thrashed and Niko Kovac takes the blame, plus much more! There's also an extended rant/discussion regarding the racist abuse suffered by Mario Balotelli this past weekend. Today's show is brought to you by Hello Fresh! Go to http://hellofresh.com/TSS9 and use code TSS80 for $80 off your first four boxes.
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TSS x Cooligans Bundesliga crossover, part one
We were in Germany with The Cooligans so we sat down with my guys and recorded another listener questions crossover special. This is part one. You'll find the second part in The Cooligans podcast feed. Today's show is sponsored by Manscaped! Go to http://manscaped.com and use code TSS for 20% plus free shipping  
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MLS Conference Finals review with Joe Lowery an...
With Daryl and Taylor in Germany, Joe Lowery and Jordan Angelini step in to review the MLS Conference Finals. Expect tactical analysis and sharp insights from Joe and Jordan as they break down LAFC vs Seattle Sounders and Atlanta United vs Toronto FC Today's show is sponsored by ENCLOSED! Listen to the show and hear how you can get $35 off any multi month subscription to http://enclosed.gifts Today's show is sponsored by RUFFNECK SCARVES! Use code TOTALSOCCERSHOW for 20% off at http://RuffneckScarves.com    
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The NWSL Championship, Vlatko Andonovski takes ...
Meg Linehan is back on the show to discuss Vlatko Andonovski's introductory press conference: what next for the manager, for the program, and for GM Kate Markgraf? After that, they review the NWSL Championship, ponder what the future may hold for the North Carolina Courage, and provide some updates on the players' lawsuit against the federation. 
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Bundesliga catch-up w/ Matt Hermann: Bayern and...
Taylor talks to Matt Hermann of the Talking Fussball podcast. They discuss the Bundesliga's surprise team Borussia Monchengladbach, as well as the respective seasons of perennial title contenders Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund. They also get into which Americans have done well this season, which teams might continue to over-perform, and why the Dusseldorf v Koln game this weekend is more interesting than it might seem on paper. SPONSORS: Get $10 off your first three months of fuboTV via http://fubotv.com/tss Get 10% off at http://talismancaps.com with code TOTALSOCCER10 
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Totally justified/absolutely necessary Emergenc...
The title says it all! If you aren't entirely certain what this episode is about, go ahead and read the title again.
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Weekend Review: Liverpool rally past Spurs, Pul...
It's weekend review time! Ryan and Taylor discuss a wild weekend in world soccer... 1:46 - Liverpool v Tottenham 11:16 - Burnley v Chelsea 22:50 - Today's show is sponsored by SeatGeek. Download the app and use code TSS for $10 off your first ticket purchase. 26:08 - Arsenal v Crystal Palace 33:10 - Southampton v Leicester City 38:07 - Today's show 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. 41:45 - NWSL Championship review 48:40 - USA v Senegal in the U17 World Cup 54:06 - Quick hits from the Bundesliga, La Liga, Scotland, and more!  Oh, and here's the link to Boris Johnson careening into a child: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBt8AoLBCoo  
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MLS conference semifinal review w/ Joe Lowery a...
Daryl and Taylor talk to Joe Lowery about the 4 MLS conference semifinals that took place this week: 1) NYCFC v Toronto 2) Seattle v RSL 3) Atlanta v Philadelphia Union 4) LAFC v LA Galaxy 5) Conference final previews 1:17:21 - After that, Taylor talks to Jeff Kassouf of The Equalizer about this weekend's NWSL Final between the North Carolina Courage and the Chicago Red Stars. They also get into the NWSL Best XI controversy, the USWNT coaching search coming to an end, and Alex Morgan at the Olympics. Sponsors! Today's show is sponsored by... Enclosed! Surprise your significant other with high-end designer lingerie and get $35 off any multi month order! Go to Enclosed.gifts and use the code "TOTALSOCCER" at checkout to get $35 off. 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. Ruffneck Scarves! Go to http://RuffneckScarves.com and use code "TOTALSOCCERSHOW" for a 20% discount.
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Should Gregg Berhalter be fired? (and other USM...
We answer 13 listener questions about the USMNT, including the big one. Here's the article from The Nation, featuring quotes from Hugo Perez: https://www.thenation.com/article/us-soccer-latino-neglect/ Call in to the JD and The Rod show tonight (Wednesday), from 10 pm Eastern, at this number: 717-727-BEST  SPONSORS: Get $10 off your first three months of fuboTV via http://fubotv.com/tss Get your Hims hair kit for $5 at http://forhims.com/totalsoccer Get 10% off at http://talismancaps.com with code TOTALSOCCER10 
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MLS Playoffs Round One review w/ Joe Lowery: Wi...
We are joined by MLS expert Joe Lowery to discuss the six Round One playoff games and then look ahead to the Conference Semifinals or, as Daryl calls them, the quarterfinals. Timestamps, because we know you're only here to hear about your team. Unless you're a DC United fan. 1:55 — Big announcement! Please help us name our new MLS show. Tweet it at us and Joe (@totalsoccershow, @joeincleats) and use the hashtag #TSSMLS 7:00 — Atlanta United v New England Revolution 13:45 — Seattle Sounders v FC Dallas 20:40 — Sponsor! Go to http://PolicyGenius.com to get life insurance quotes, and apply in minutes 22:20 — Toronto FC v DC United 26:50 — Real Salt Lake v Portland Timbers 32:20 — Philadelphia Union v New York Red Bulls 38:15 — Minnesota United v LA Galaxy 45:30 — Sponsor! Use code TSS at http://manscaped.com for 20% off and free shipping 47:55 — NYCFC v Toronto FC preview 54:00 — Seattle Sounders v RSL preview 58:25 — Atlanta United v Philadelphia Union preview 1:03:58 — LAFC v LA Galaxy preview  
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Weekend Review: Manchester United and Liverpool...
Daryl and Taylor take a look back at some of the biggest moments of the weekend, including... 1:48 - Manchester United v Liverpool 22:35 - Today's show is sponsored by SeatGeek. Download the app and use code TSS for $10 off your first ticket purchase 25:03 - Chelsea v Newcastle 37:35 - Today's episode of The Total Soccer Show is brought to you by Hims! Go to http://forhims.com/totalsoccer to get a Hims hair-loss kit for $5  40:09 - Sargent scores for Werder Bremen 41:41 - Seattle v FC Dallas, but mostly Jordan Morris chat... including should he go abroad at the end of the season? 51:13 - NWSL playoff semifinal abbreviated reviews 54:36 - USL League One Final/Lansing Ignite updates 56:29 - Liga MX drama/violence/relegation weirdness 1:00:51 - TSS Scouting Network updates
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2019 NWSL playoff preview and USWNT coaching se...
It's a two-parter on this Friday episode! 2:15 - Part I features Meg Linehan of The Athletic discussing the likelihood of Seattle Reign FC coach Vlatko Andonovski taking over the US women's national team. Meg also previews what to watch for in this weekend's NWSL playoff semifinals.  Here's a link to an article Meg and Steph Yang wrote for The Athletic that goes deep on each playoff team. 30:06 - Today's show is sponsored by Ruffneck Scarves. Go to http://RuffneckScarves.com and use code "TOTALSOCCERSHOW" for a 20% discount. 32:37 - Part II has Jason Weintraub of the League One Fun podcast discussing the USL League One Championship game and explaining the situation with the Lansing Ignite. It's a happy topic/bummer topic sort of segment, but with lots of interesting insights and even some tinfoil hats!
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2019 MLS Cup playoff preview w/ Joe Lowery
The 2019 MLS Cup playoffs get underway this weekend, and Joe Lowery is here to preview each and every match-up. He explains the tactical preferences of each team, how they might match up, and who the key performers will be (or need to be).  13:29 - If you're only here for MLS previews, skip to that marker. We start off by talking about the USMNT's 2-0 loss to Canada, so if you don't want to think about that travesty any longer, you don't have to! Today's show is brought to you by... Dollar Shave Club! Scrub away the sadness from this loss with their Ultimate Starter Set for $5 at http://dollarshaveclub.com/TSS  Today's show is sponsored by fuboTV! Go to http://fubotv.com/tss to get $10 off your first three months See all our advertisers and discounts at http://totalsoccershow.com/advertisers  
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TSS x Cooligans USMNT-Cuba crossover episode, p...
Prior to the USA's 7-0 destruction of Cuba (and very much prior to their destruction at the hands of Canada), TSS and The Cooligans sat down in a Washington DC hotel conference room to answer your Twitter questions. Surrounded by strange political caricatures from the mid-1990s, they answer questions like: 1) Which host from the other show would you most want to be stranded on a desert island with? 2) What happens in the Gulliest Derby? 3) Is Carlos Vela one of the 20 best players in the world or is Alexi Lalas just trolling us all once again? And much much more! HOW TO LISTEN TO PART TWO: Subscribe to the Cooligans podcast and part two will publish on Thursday, October 17. SPONSORS! Today's episode is brought to you by... Enclosed! Surprise your significant other with high-end designer lingerie and get $35 off any multi month order! Go to Enclosed.gifts and use the code "TOTALSOCCER" at checkout to get $35 off. 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 v Canada review: why did the US look so p...
Daryl and Taylor go in-depth to review the USA's disappointing/frustrating/infuriating/depressing 2-0 loss to Canada. Why would you play 2 central midfielders against 4? Why would you substitute Pulisic with the scored tied and 30 minutes to go? Was DeAndre Yedlin aware this was a game and not a pre-match scrimmage? All that, plus constructive plans for changes we want to see going forward. Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Dollar Shave Club! Scrub away the sadness from this loss with their Ultimate Starter Set for $5 at http://dollarshaveclub.com/TSS  Talisman Caps! Relive happier times with their vintage vault, and get 10% off any order of $35 or more with code TOTALSOCCER10 at http://talismancaps.com
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Richmond Kickers Weekly: Season review crossove...
We're joined in studio by Elliot and Chenier from the River City 93 podcast. Together, the four of us answer listener questions about the Richmond Kickers 2019 season, including a look ahead to 2020. For the part two of this episode, please subscribe to the River City 93 podcast: https://www.bgn.fm/rivercity-93/ Also, follow River City 93 no Twitter: https://twitter.com/rivercity93  
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Canada v USA preview — what to watch for and ou...
We preview the USMNT's CONCACAF Nations League game away to Canada. We highlight the threats that Canada pose and pick our starting US XI. Today's show is sponsored by Feals. Go to http://feals.com/TSS to 50% off your membership Today's show is sponsored by SeatGeek. Download the app and use code TSS for $10 off your first ticket purchase
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USA v Cuba review — carpool questions special
Live from Taylor's moving automobile, we review the USMNT's big CONCACAF Nations League win over Cuba by answering some excellent listener questions from Twitter. Today's show is sponsored by Manscaped. Go to http://manscaped.com and use code TSS for 20% off plus free shipping. See all our advertisers and discount codes at https://www.totalsoccershow.com/advertisers      
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USMNT v Cuba CONCACAF Nations League preview — ...
We preview the USA's CONCACAF Nations Leaugue game opener vs Cuba. We look at how Cuba plays and how we can get at them, ask what an acceptablele scoreline is, and go over our preferred starting XI for this game. If you're only here for the starting XI talks it starts at 34:00 SPOSNORS! Today's show is sponsored by fuboTV! Go to http://fubotv.com/tss to get $10 off your first three months Today's show is sponsored by Ruffneck Scarves. Go to http://RuffneckScarves.com and use code "TOTALSOCCERSHOW" for a 20% discount. See all our advertisers and discounts at http://totalsoccershow.com/advertisers  
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Richmond Kickers Weekly: Orlando defeated, Troy...
We discuss the 2-0 win over Orlando City B, the retirement of Kickers stalwart Braeden Troyer, the cub's decision to part ways with head coach David Bulow, and what we hope the future holds. Highlights of Kickers v Orlando City B: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjtcG5bqf8w  
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Is the USMNT definably better under Berhalter? ...
We start by discussing the end of Jill Ellis' reign as USWNT coach, and the search for her replacement. Then we answer 9 (NINE!) listener questions: —Why is US Soccer using soccer-specific stadiums instead of NFL stadiums for CONCACAF Nations League games? —How are we definably better after one almost full year under the Berhalter tenure? —Would Klinsmann have been a better Technical Director / General Manager than a coach? —Does Bob Bradley's dominance of MLS after his perceived failure in the Premier League tarnish how the English / Europeans view the strength of MLS? —For 6 and 9-year-olds, starting to really enjoy soccer, what skills or knowledge are most important to emphasize? —Why don’t players who start on the bench have their uniform on already? RB Salzburg vs Liverpool. Good tactics by Marsch or an off night by Liverpool? —What is a "striker's finish?" —Who plays the most Champions League minutes this campaign as a cap-tied American? [Adams, Weah, Pulisic, Dest or 0 total] Today's show is sponsored by Hims. Go to http://forhims.com/totalsoccerED for a FREE online visit. Today's show is sponsored by http://talismancaps.com — use code TOTALSOCCER10 for 10% ff any order of $35 or more.  
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What's gone wrong at AC Milan, plus how the big...
David Amoyal returns to the show to discuss the recent/ongoing instances of racism in Serie A. Why is it happening, what's to be done, and what it could mean for the future of the league? Plus, David succinctly explains the demise of AC Milan and gives his thoughts on the looming title race between Juventus and Inter Milan.  Today's episode is sponsored by Manscaped! Use code TSS at http://manscaped.com for 20% off plus free shipping
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Weekend Review: a rough weekend for Manchester,...
Ryan and Taylor break down all the action from the weekend that was... 1:56 - Brighton v Tottenham 10:46 - Liverpool v Leicester 18:38 - Today's show is sponsored by SeatGeek! Use code TSS for $10 off your first ticket purchase! 21:26 - Man City v Wolves 27:48 - Newcastle v Man United 34:24 - Southampton v Chelsea 40:38 - Today's episode is sponsored by Hims! Go to http://forhims.com/totalsoccerED for a free online visit. 43:45 - Inter v Juventus 49:34 - Real Madrid v Granada 55:25 - Bayern Munich v Hoffenheim 57:29 - MLS Decision Day
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Richmond Kickers Weekly: individual errors cost...
Daryl and Taylor take a look at the Kickers's 2-1 home loss to Toronto FC II and ponder what could have been after the Kickers started the game with a dominant approach. What happened next? You'll have to listen! Highlights from Kickers v TFC II: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t63ChfBLw8U  
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Discussing the persistence of racism in Italian...
Taylor talks to Leander Schaerlaeckens about Sergino Dest's looming choice between the United States and Netherlands, as well as the factors that may play a part in making that decision. They then move on to discussing Leander's recent article for Yahoo Sports: https://sports.yahoo.com/italian-soccers-pathetic-refusal-to-acknowledge-racism-is-obstructing-meaningful-change-162831063.html Why does racism seem so prevalent in Italy and why hasn't more been done to address it?  Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by Hello Fresh! Go to http://hellofresh.com/TSS80 and use code TSS80 for $80 off your first four boxes.
27 min
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USMNT roster reaction and analysis, plus Matt D...
0:00 - In the first part of the show, Daryl and Taylor break down Gregg Berhalter's latest USMNT roster ahead of the start of the Concacaf Nations League. Who should be there that isn't, who shouldn't be but is, and much much more. 45:29 - In part two, Taylor is joined by Matt Doyle to get further clarity on the roster and why Doyle is slightly happier about things than Rockwell. They also get into the MLS playoff picture, what the change to single-elimination might mean for who eventually makes the final, and which teams are in need of a rebuild/which ones should be feeling optimistic about next season. Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Hello Fresh! Go to http://hellofresh.com/TSS80 and use code TSS80 for $80 off your first four boxes. Ruffneck Scarves! Use code "TOTALSOCCERSHOW" for 20% off any scarf in the store.
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Man Utd v Arsenal review, Pulisic loan suggesti...
We review the 1-1 draw between Man Utd and Arsenal in the Premier League and then answer four listener questions. Timestamps: 0:15 — Man Utd v Arsenal review 20:30 — Today's show is sponsored by Talisman Caps. et 10% off any order of $35 or more with code TOTALSOCCER10. See the new accessories discussed on today's episode here: http://talismancaps.com/collections/accessories 23:25 — If Pulisic got a January loan move, where would you want him to go? 35:00 — UEFA Europa Conference League — hit or miss? 39:15 — Can you be offside passing to yourself? 41:20 — What's the least important position in soccer? Ask us a question! Here: http://totalsoccershow.com/questions  
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Weekend Review! Liverpool get some help against...
Ryan and Taylor are together (via the internet) once again to break down all the action worth podcasting about from this past weekend. 2:31 - Liverpool v Sheffield United 6:11 - Everton v Man City 13:07 - Leicester v Newcastle 16:02 - Man United v Arsenal: will United buy big in January? 21:06 - Today's show is sponsored by SeatGeek! Use code TSS for $10 off your first ticket purchase  23:58 - Madrid Derby 33:56 - Getafe v Barcelona 38:50 - Today's show is brought to you by Hello Fresh! Go to http://hellofresh.com/TSS80 and use code TSS80 for $80 off your first four boxes. 42:38 - Milan v Fiorentina: what is happening to AC? 51:27 - Leipzig v Schalke 57:06 - Galatasaray v Fenerbahce 59:28 - MLS playoff picture rounds into focus
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Americans abroad round up — which USMNT players...
We have an early season check-in on multiple USMNT players, seeing who's doing well with their club team and who's having a tough time. Looking for a specific player? Timestamps below ... 2:20 — Zack Steffen at Fortuna Dusseldorf 5:50 — Christian Pulisic at Chelsea 13:20 — Weston McKennie at Schalke 18:25 — Today's show is sponsored by Policy Genius. Go to http://policygenius.com and get a life insurance quote in just minutes 20:25 — Tim Ream at Fulham 25:55 — Tyler Adams at RB Leipzig 29:20 — Josh Sargent at Werder Bremen 34:45 — Today's show is sponsored by Manscaped! Use code TSS at http://manscaped.com for 20% off plus free shipping 37:20 — Tyler Boyd at Besiktas 42:15 — Matt Miazga at Reading 46:50 — Tim Weah at Lille  50:15 — Bobby Wood at Hamburg 52:33 — Sergino Dest at Ajax 59:45 — John Brooks at Wolfsburg 1:05:03 — Duane Octavius Holmes at Derby County Got questions? Send them to us at http://totalsoccershow.com/questions    
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Luke Moore of The Football Ramble explains how ...
Taylor talks to Luke Moore of The Football Ramble about their upcoming North American tour. They also go deep on how the Ramble has expanded its network in recent years, as well as some actual soccer content (who wins the Premier League, which club is the best run in England, title upsets in Europe, etc).  To get tickets for The Ramble's shows in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Toronto and Chicago, you can head here: https://www.mickperrin.com/tours/football-ramble-live/ Today's episode of The Total Soccer Show is brought to you by... Hims! Go to http://forhims.com/totalsoccer to get a Hims hair-loss kit for $5  Dollar Shave Club! Get an Ultimate Starter Set for $5 at http://dollarshaveclub.com/TSS 
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Richmond Kickers Weekly: a red card bonanza in ...
Daryl and Taylor review the Kickers' 0-0 road draw with FC Tucson and ponder what the team should do in their 3 remaining games. Highlights of the 0-0 draw with Tucson, featuring a pinged crossbar and more than a couple red cards: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpV9qLKDCkM
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Where should the USMNT be in the world rankings...
Daryl and Taylor do their best to answer 7 listener questions: 1) Where does the USMNT rank in the world today? What is the best and worst case scenarios for 1 year from now? 2) Why do Man City often get massive wins when Liverpool do so much more rarely? 3) What is Unai Emery trying to do at Arsenal and what is still unclear about his approach? Today's show is sponsored by Policy Genius! Go to http://policygenius.com to shop for life insurance 4) After Frank Lampard’s statement that Pulisic isn’t ready for the Premier League, should we begin to worry? 5) How do the USMNT and USWNT assign squad numbers? 6) Should the USMNT play Pulisic as a false 9? Today's show is sponsored by Manscaped! Use code TSS at http://manscaped.com and get 20% off plus free shipping. 7) How does the Total Soccer Show view Čech's entire club/international career?
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Making sense of the weird start to the La Liga ...
Gentle Scotsman/James Corden hater Graham Ruthven returns to the show to help make sense of the strange start to La Liga this season. Madrid in second but Zidane could leave before Christmas, two Basque teams in the top four, Barcelona struggle in a Messiless mess, and much much more from the campaign in Spain! SPONSORS! Today's show is brought to you by Hims! Go to http://forhims.com/totalsoccer to get a Hims hair-loss kit for $5 
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Weekend Review! Thumbs up for Lukaku, Liverpool...
Ryan and Taylor review all the action from this past weekend using the tried-and-true method of thumbs up/thumbs down. 0:00 - Chelsea v Liverpool 13:48 - Leicester City v Tottenham 27:00 - Today's show is sponsored by SeatGeek! Use code TSS for $10 off your first ticket purchase  30:13 - Arsenal v Aston Villa 37:22 - Manchester City v Watford 46:32 - Today's show is sponsored by Dollar Shave Club. Get an Ultimate Starter Set for $5 at http://dollarshaveclub.com/TSS  49:41 - West Ham v Manchester United 55:49 - Grenada v Barcelona 1:01:08 - Lyon v PSG 1:03:25 - Milan v Inter 1:06:49 - Juventus v Verona 1:09:08 - THE BEST SAVE OF THE WEEKEND! TAKE A BOW, MAHMOUD GAD! https://www.reddit.com/r/soccer/comments/d7ly0s/incredible_goalkeeper_save_in_the_egyptian_league/
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Is Berhalter’s system too complex, could Weston...
DARYL IS BACK! He and Taylor do their best to answer 8 listener questions: 1) Is Berhalter’s system too complex for international play? 2) Could Weston McKennie thrive at Arsenal? Today's show is sponsored by Fubo! Got to http://fubotv.com/TSS to get 10% off your first two months. 3) Why don't more American coaches challenge themselves in Europe? 4) How much do the roles of the two centerbacks in a back-four differ? Today's show is sponsored by Away Days! Use code TSS at http://awaydaysfootball.com for 15% off 5) What's it like to play soccer against ex-pros/sneaky good journalists? 6) Given the consistent frailty of John “Bubble Wrap” Brooks, why is he actually worth calling into camp? 7) Which national team is the most disliked by other nations? 8) Should FIFA have managerial transfer windows like they do for players?
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Richmond Kickers Weekly: feeling mad after loss...
We review the Kickers 1-0 loss at home to Forward Madison Highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0G4lmUfGXiY
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Discussing MLS v Iron Front, DC United, and the...
Taylor talks to The Athletic's Pablo Maurer about his recent piece for The Athletic that delves deep on MLS players choosing to engage on social media and the ramifications of those decisions. Plus, we discuss the Iron Front and what happens next, Wayne Rooney's future as a coach, the MLS teams Pablo most enjoys watching, and the most intriguing MLS Cup Final possibilities.  Today's show is sponsored by Feals. Go to http://feals.com/TSS to get 50% off a membership
37 min
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Updates on the USWNT coaching search and the NW...
Taylor talks to The Athletic's Meg Linehan about the US women's national team and the NWSL. Up first, they get into the status of the coaching search (who is out, who is still on the list) as well as which players could potentially miss out on the Olympics. After that, it's on to the NWSL: will North Carolina repeat as champions? Who are the next big stars we should be keeping an eye on? How does the league compare to its European counterparts? What next for expansion? All that and much more! Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by Talisman Caps. Go to http://talismancaps.com and use code TOTALSOCCER10 for 10% off any order of $35 or more. Chelsea fans may be interested in this particular cap: https://talismancaps.com/collections/caps/products/blues-cap
48 min
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Weekend Review w/ Ryan Bailey: Norwich down Cit...
On today's episode, Taylor and Ryan take a look back at alllll the weekend's action, including... 0:00 - Norwich v Man City Today's show is sponsored by SeatGeek! Use code TSS for $10 off your first ticket purchase  18:32 - Man United v Leicester City 25:59 - Wolverhampton v Chelsea Today's show is sponsored by Feals. Go to http://feals.com/TSS to get 50% off a membership 38:49 - Tottenham v Crystal Palace 47:00 - Barcelona v Valencia 52:58 - RB Leipzig v Bayern Munich 57:17 - Philadelphia Union v LAFC
61 min
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Richmond Kickers Weekly: coach David Bulow on h...
Taylor talks to Richmond Kickers head coach David Bulow about the win against Greenville, the loss on the road to North Texas, and this weekend's massively important match against Forward Madison. Coach Bulow also explains how to turn things around when you concede early, why statistics can be misleading, and what needs to change for the Kickers to make the playoffs. Highlights of the hard-fought 1-0 win over Greenville: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHrQfwKuHCk Highlights/lowlights (depending on your perspective) of Richmond's 4-0 road loss to North Texas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiA-yWiZIDc      
19 min
347
What comes next for the USMNT?
Taylor and Joe Lowery recap the international window that was for the USMNT. Whose stock is up, whose stock is down, and what do a few players need to do to take their respective games to the next level. To name just a few, we analyze the performances of: Tim Ream, Aaron Long, Walker Zimmerman, Reggie Cannon, Josh Sargent, Weston McKennie, Christian Roldan, and several more. We also get into Berhalter's tactics and how they could adapt in the future, as well as a decent amount of chat about the record-setting Phoenix Rising. SPONSORS! Today's show is brought to you by...  Manscaped! Use code TSS at http://manscaped.com and get 20% off plus free shipping. Ruffneck Scarves! Use code "TOTALSOCCERSHOW" for 20% off any scarf in the store.
59 min
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"It's all under the microscope" Felipe Cardenas...
Taylor talks to The Athletic's Felipe Cardenas about the USA's 1-1 draw with Uruguay on Tuesday evening. Felipe was there and provides excellent insight regarding what Uruguay were trying to do and how the US forced coach Oscar Tabarez to adapt. They then get into which players impressed, what still needs to be done (a lot), and how the players seem to be adjusting/reacting to what Berhalter is asking them to do. For subscribers to The Athletic, here's a link to Felipe's piece mentioned in the episode: https://theathletic.com/483188/2018/08/21/jeff-larentowicz-atlanta-uniteds-connector-has-been-doing-it-since-he-was-a-kid/ Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by Talisman Caps. Go to http://talismancaps.com and use code TOTALSOCCER10 for 10% off any order of $35 or more. Chelsea fans may be interested in this particular cap: https://talismancaps.com/collections/caps/products/blues-cap
34 min
349
USMNT v Uruguay: deep-dive review w/ Paul Tenorio
NO SPOILERS! Taylor talks to The Athletic's Paul Tenorio about the USA's friendly against Uruguay. Who impressed, who struggled, and who still has work to do? (Abbreviated answers: a couple people, a few people, pretty much everyone involved with the US men's national team). They also go deep on dual nationals and how Berhalter might need to change the way he talks about his approach if he wants to win over American soccer supporters. SPONSORS! Today's show is brought to you by... Manscaped! Use code TSS at http://manscaped.com and get 20% off plus free shipping
51 min
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"We don't need silver linings!" Sam Stejskal on...
Taylor talks to The Athletic's Sam Stejskal about the USMNT's comprehensive 3-0 defeat to Mexico on Friday night. What went wrong, what failed to go right, and what needs to be done? They then look ahead to Tuesday night's friendly with Uruguay, and Sam also provides insight into the upcoming MLS CBA negotiations. Today's show is sponsored by SeatGeek! Use code TSS for $10 off your first ticket purchase 
37 min
351
USA v Mexico review — what went wrong for the U...
We review the USA's cero a tres loss to Mexico, outlining the tactical approaches of both teams, the USMNT's tactical shortcomings, breaking down the goals, and offering our thoughts about what we'd like to see Gregg Berhalter do going forward. Today's show is sponsored by Dollar Shave Club. Get an Ultimate Starter Set for $5 at http://dollarshaveclub.com/TSS Today's show is sponsored by Fubo! Got to http://fubotv.com/TSS to get 10% off your first two months.
72 min
352
Has the transfer market bubble started to burst...
Daryl and Taylor answer your listener questions! If you want to ask one of your own, you can do so at totalsoccershow.com/questions 1) Why don’t they show the stoppage time in the stadium like they do on TV? 2) How hard is it to hit a diagonal crossfield ball and why can't more USMNT midfielders do it? 3) Does the USMNT need a CB like Abby Dahlkemper? Today's show is brought to you by Hello Fresh! Go to http://hellofresh.com/TSS80 and use code TSS80 for $80 off your first four boxes. 4) Why do attackers try to dribble in 1v1 situations as opposed to passing to open teammates? 5) Why were Wolves fans singing "sign on" at Everton? 6) Has the bubble finally burst on transfer market prices or did we just have an oddly high number of undesirable superstars this time around? Today's show is sponsored by Ruffneck Scarves! Use code "TOTALSOCCERSHOW" for 20% off any scarf in the store. 7) Has the new goal kick rule had a noticeable impact on the way games are played? 8) Do Leicester have the squad to be a dark horse top 6 contender this season?
58 min
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Richmond Kickers Weekly: Kickers win as Gallard...
Taylor is joined by Ira Jersey of the League One Fun podcast to discuss the Kickers' come-from-behind victory over South Georgia Tormenta FC. That game featured more set-piece indecision, a double brace for the Kickers, and Joe Gallardo tearing apart the opposition defense. Ira also gives his thoughts on the season so far, as well as what the Kickers should do in their next 3 games in order to keep playoff hopes alive.  Here's a link to League One Fun's site on the Beautiful Game Network: https://www.bgn.fm/league-1-fun/
30 min
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USA v Mexico deep-dive preview w/ Joe Lowery
Taylor talks to Joe Lowery about the upcoming USA-Mexico friendly. What adjustments might we see from Berhalter after the loss in the Gold Cup final, who might fit where in his starting eleven, and how has the national team evolved in the last year. All that and much much more, including some statistics chat! SPONSORS: Hello Fresh! Go to http://hellofresh.com/TSS80 and use code TSS80 for $80 off your first four boxes. Talisman Caps. Go to http://talismancaps.com and use code TOTALSOCCER10 for 10% off any order of $35 or more. Chelsea fans may be interested in this particular cap: https://talismancaps.com/collections/caps/products/blues-cap
71 min
355
Stupid penalties, absurd own goals, and America...
Ryan and Taylor discuss all the action from this past weekend. What was Granit Xhaka thinking in the North London Derby? Is this the year a non-traditional top four side makes it into the Champions League? How far will Manchester United fall? Plus, there's lots going on in the Bundesliga (Dortmund lose, Schalke and Bremen win), Spain (Real Madrid and Barcelona both draw while Neymar plays for neither), and Italy (more own goals). We round it out with the slightest of SPL chats, then some more in-depth looks at MLS and the TSS Scouting Network! SPONSORS! Today's show is brought to you by... SeatGeek! Use code TSS for $10 off your first ticket purchase  Dollar Shave Club! Go to http://dollarshaveclub.com/tss to get an Ultimate Starter Set for $5  
80 min
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Champions League draw, player nicknames, Bolton...
We've got a HUGE show for you. Seriously, it's an hour and 40 minutes long. We open by pondering Eric Cantona's Champions League speech, then giving some very quick, reactions to the UEFA Champions League draw. Then we get into some listen questions. Here are your timestamps: 17:03 — What are our favorite soccer player nicknames? What are some of the worst? 25:28 — Today's show is sponsored by Manscaped. Use code TSS for 20% off and free shipping at http://manscaped.com 28:43 — Which three players would we drop from Berhalter's 26-man USMNT roster? 34:09 — What has happened at Bolton Wanderers and Bury FC? 56:47 — Today's show is sponsored by Weals. Go to http://feals.com/TSS to get 50% off a membership 58:40 — What's the soccer equivalent of a player retiring early like Andrew Luck? 1:06:10 — If Jesse Marsch had been named USMNT head coach instead of Gregg Berhalter, how different would the starting XI be? 1:13:10 — Today's show is sponsored by AwayDays! Go to http://awaydaysfootball.com and use code TSS for 15% off. 1:17:00 — Which formerly great club team would you like to see be great again? 1:25:35 — Why aren't soccer fans as obsessed with statistics as other sports fans? Got a question? Please send to http://totalsoccershow.com/questions    
100 min
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Richmond Kickers Weekly: Going backwards in Mad...
We review the Kickers 1-0 away loss to Forward Madison Highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RabtJkh-sY
16 min
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Discussing the latest USMNT roster and the past...
Taylor talks to Charles Boehm about the current US national team roster, DC United, the state of MLS in 2019, why owners don't always want to open up the chequebook, and much much more! Here's a link to the article about the last night at RFK, which Charles co-wrote with Pablo Maurer: https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2017/10/25/funeral-party-reunion-scenes-dc-united-s-last-call-rfk-stadium Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... Fubo, our new favorite TV provider! Go to http://fubotv.com/TSS to get 4k TV, 500 hours of cloud storage, and 72-hour replays on all kinds of soccer content, and a 10% discount off your first two months. Policy Genius! Go to http://policygenius.com to shop for life insurance  
50 min
359
Pomykal and Pulisic will conquer the world! USM...
It's... THE RETURN OF THE GROVE!!! Daryl and Taylor review Gregg Berhalter's latest US men's national team roster by going through position by position to see who fits where. They also come up with a list of "what to watch for" from the friendlies against Mexico and Uruguay, which includes more than just "Sergino Dest doing things in a USA jersey."  SPONSORS! Today's show is brought to you by Feals, a better way to feel better! They offer 100% legal CBD oils to help reduce anxiety, pain and sleeplessness. To become a member and get 50% off your first order with free shipping, go to https://feals.com/tss 
35 min
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Discussing the latest USMNT roster, US Open Cup...
Taylor talks to Matt Doyle about Gregg Berhalter's latest US men's national team roster. Where will Pulisic play? What are the biggest questions Doyle wants answered? Who is Corey Baird? Kidding on that last one... sort of. After that, we get into Atlanta's US Open Cup triumph, ponder why expansion teams tend to struggle in their inaugural seasons, and examine the most intriguing storylines in the MLS playoff race. All that, plus food talk! SPONSORS! Today's show is brought to you by... Hims! Go to http://forhims.com/totalsoccer to get a Hims hair-loss kit for $5  Ruffneck Scarves! Use code "TOTALSOCCERSHOW" for 20% off any scarf in the store.
45 min
361
Pulisic at Chelsea, Arsenal's tactics, Weston M...
We answer listener questions about Pulisic, Chelsea, Arsenal, Ben Olsen, Jordan Morris, and Weston McKennie. We also talk Zlatan in El Trafico and Marta in the NWSL SPONSORS: Manscaped! Use code TSS at http://manscaped.com and get 20% off plus free shipping Policy Genius! Go to http://policygenius.com to shop for life insurance
78 min
362
Weekend Review w/ Ryan Bailey: VAR the villain ...
Ryan and Taylor take a look at all the action from the past weekend, most notably the VAR drama in the Premier League. How many penalties should have been given and why didn't that end up being the case? Plus, Liverpool dominate while Newcastle and Crystal Palace lay down blueprints (according to Ryan). We also talk Bundesliga, Serie A, and MLS, with some scouting in there as well!  SPONSORS! Today's show is brought to you by... SeatGeek! Use code TSS for $10 off your first ticket purchase  Hims! Go to http://forhims.com/totalsoccer to get a Hims hair-loss kit for $5 
73 min
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2019-20 Serie A preview w/ David Amoyal
Taylor talks to David Amoyal of The Calcioland Podcast about the upcoming Serie A season: will there actually be a title race, who will be competing for the European spaces, and which less-heralded teams are worth keeping an eye on? Plus, there are new signings, new managers, and new drama to be discussed! All that and more! TODAY'S SPONSORS! Hims! Go to http://ForHims.com/totalsoccerED to get a one-month supply for $5 Talisman Caps. Go to http://talismancaps.com and use code TOTALSOCCER10 for 10% off any order of $35 or more. Chelsea fans may be interested in this particular cap: https://talismancaps.com/collections/caps/products/blues-cap
66 min
364
Our USMNT roster for September's games vs Mexic...
We pick our roster for September's games SPONSORS: Hello Fresh! Go to http://hellofresh.com/TSS80 and use code TSS80 for $80 off your first four boxes. Postmates! Download the iOS or Android app for free and then use code SOCCER for 100 USD of free delivery credit in your first seven days SOCCER 101 Listen to our new show! Easy subscription links here: https://www.totalsoccershow.com/soccer101    
69 min
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Richmond Kickers Weekly: coach David Bulow disc...
Daryl and Taylor are joined in studio by Kickers head coach David Bulow to discuss the recent run of good form, as well as the rough patch the team went through in June. There's also some Arsenal talk near the end for you Gooners fans out there!
35 min
366
Which young American abroad had the best start ...
We open with a review of the TSS Derby — Wolves vs Man Utd — including a tactical overview and a breakdown of both goals, plus Paul Pogba's penalty kick. Then, listener questions about the weekend action. Here are your timestamps: 27:10 — Which young American abroad had the best start to their season? (We talk Steffen, Dest, McKennie, Pulisic) 37:50 — What's the tactical advantage given by Sheffield United's overlapping center backs? (Here's video of Sheff Utd's goal this weekend: https://twitter.com/NBCSportsSoccer/status/1163091243389394944) Are you concerned about Tim Weah not starting for Lille this weekend vs Nantes? 43:20 — Are you concerned about Tim Weah not starting for Lille this weekend? 51:35 — How many minutes/goals/assist do you project for Pulisic at Chelsea this season? 59:40 — Why does Unai Emery start Lacazette and Aubameyang so rarely together? 1:02:20 — What do you make of MLS clubs banning anti-fascist displays at matches? 1:10:53 — Will Jadon Sancho's transfer fee be bigger than Ousmane Dembele's? TODAY'S SPONSORS! Hims! Go to http://ForHims.com/totalsoccerED to get a one-month supply for $5 Away Days! Use code TSS at http://awaydaysfootball.com for 15% off
79 min
367
Weekend Review! Real Madrid on top, Barcelona a...
Ryan and Taylor review all the major action from the weekend, including the start of the La Liga season, plus PSG dropping points in France, Bayern dropping points in Germany, Newcastle dropping points all over the place! There's VAR to be yelled about, Simpsons to be referenced, and Finnish strikers to praise! Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... SeatGeek! Use code TSS for $10 off your first ticket purchase  Ruffneck Scarves! Use code "TOTALSOCCERSHOW" for 20% off any scarf in the store.
65 min
368
The best Pele profile you'll ever hear (a Socce...
Did Pele really score 1,000 goals? What particular set of skills made him such a formidable striker? How did this this 5-foot-8 guy score so many headers? In this profile of Pele, we answer as many questions as we can about the most famous soccer player of all time. Of course, this is only half of the full episode. To listen to the full show, use whatever app you're using right now to search for our new show, Soccer 101, and listen there.      
19 min
369
Richmond Kickers Weekly: Kickers make it 3 in a...
Daryl and Taylor discuss the tactical adjustments that led to the Kickers' goal in their 1-0 win over Forward Madison. They also get into lineup adjustments and the solid atmosphere in Madison. SPONSORS! Today's show is brought to you by Ledbury! They're a Richmond-based men's apparel company that specializes in luxury men's dress shirts, casual shirts and related accessories. Their annual warehouse sale is taking place from August 21-25, with discounts up to 75% off. For those not in the central Virginia area, use code TSS2019 online to get 20% off your first purchase from now until the end of August! 
15 min
370
2019-20 La Liga season preview w/ Graham Ruthven
Taylor talks to Eurosport's Graham Ruthven about the upcoming La Liga season. They start off by discussing some of the lesser-followed teams in the league as well as why they're worth keeping an eye on, and then it's on to The Big Three (Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid) and what the season ahead may look like. Plus, there's some Neymar and Gareth Bale chat in there as well, and a whole lot more! Midway through, Taylor is briefly joined by Daryl to go some Transfer Window Trivia. Hope you enjoy! SPONSORS! Today's show is brought to you by... Ledbury! They're a Richmond-based men's apparel company that specializes in luxury men's dress shirts, casual shirts and related accessories. Their annual warehouse sale is taking place from August 21-25, with discounts up to 75% off. For those not in the central Virginia area, use code TSS2019 online to get 20% off your first purchase from now until the end of August!  Feals, a better way to feel better! They offer 100% legal CBD oils to help reduce anxiety, pain and sleeplessness. To become a member and get 50% off your first order with free shipping, go to https://feals.com/tss   
48 min
371
Epic Bundesliga season preview w/ Matt Hermann:...
In Part 2 of our Bundesliga season preview, Taylor and Matt focus on all things Schalke, Americans in Germany, and the clubs that could be challenging for European places. SPONSORS! Today's episode is brought to you by... Dollar Shave Club! Go to http://dollarshaveclub.com/tss to get an Ultimate Starter Set for $5 Manscaped! Use code TSS at http://manscaped.com and get 20% off plus free shipping
47 min
372
Epic Bundesliga season preview w/ Matt Hermann:...
In Part 1 of what turned out to be a two parter, Taylor talks to Matt Hermann of the Talking Fussball podcast. They take a look at the teams most likely to finish in the top 3 spots, the newly promoted sides, Tyler Adams, the Soviet influence in German football, and much much more. Check back for Part 2 tomorrow! Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... Feals, a better way to feel better! They offer 100% legal CBD oils to help reduce anxiety, pain and sleeplessness. To become a member and get 50% off your first order with free shipping, go to https://feals.com/tss  Fubo, our new favorite TV provider! Go to http://fubotv.com/TSS to get 4k TV, 500 hours of cloud storage, and 72-hour replays on all kinds of soccer content, and a 10% discount off your first two months.
76 min
373
Premier League Listener Question Spectacular! D...
Daryl and Taylor do their best to answer your Premier League-centric questions, like... 1) How big of a role did Christian Erikson play in turning things around for Spurs against Aston Villa? 2) Will the pressure be on Frank Lampard this season?   3) Why didn't Pulisic start against Man United? 4) Is Marcus Rashford good enough to be a Big 4 striker? 5) What were the arguments for and against closing the PL transfer window before the season begins? 6) How well was VAR utilized in the opening weekend? 7) Were Wolves cheated by VAR?   8) Who’s going to be the breakout star of the teams in the lower half of the table? 9) Why did the NBCSN graphics look more like Sky Sports's graphics?  10) Which 2-3 non MLS teams should I be following? NOTE - This one isn't Premier League specific. SPONSORS! Today's show is brought to you by... Dollar Shave Club! Go to http://dollarshaveclub.com/tss to get an Ultimate Starter Set for $5 Ledbury! They're a Richmond-based men's apparel company that specializes in luxury men's dress shirts, casual shirts and related accessories. Their annual warehouse sale is taking place from August 21-25, with discounts up to 75% off. For those not in the central Virginia area, use code TSS2019 online to get 20% off your first purchase from now until the end of August! 
95 min
374
City, Liverpool and United all win big! Weekend...
Ryan Bailey returns (even though he was allegedly on the show last week) to help Taylor review the weekend that was in the Premier League. Are Chelsea in trouble or figuring things out? Will City annihilate everyone this season? Same question for Liverpool? How angry should Newcastle fans be? All that, plus Spice Girls, VAR, and Ryan's favorite Ninja Turtle. Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... SeatGeek! Use code TSS for $10 off your first ticket purchase  Manscaped! Use code TSS at http://manscaped.com and get 20% off plus free shipping
77 min
375
Why is it called a derby? How to pronounce it, ...
In this teaser episode for our new show, Soccer 101, we explain the two possible origins of the football phrase derby, how to pronounce, and then discuss some of our favorite derbies. To hear the full episode, and to hear the other episodes in the Soccer 101 feed, you'll find every podacast player subscription link here: http://totalsoccershow.com/soccer101  
24 min
376
Manchester City Premier League preview: Ryan Ba...
Daryl is joined by TSS fave/guest co-host Ryan Bailey to preview Man City's Premier League season. Starting at 33:45, we also talk AFC Wimbledon, an English team with a fascinating history (both recent and, I would argue, going way back) Go to https://www.afcwimbledon.co.uk/ to learn about the new stadium and maybe even contribute to the cause Today's show is sponsored by FBREf.com, where you can find all kinds of Premier League stats. Go to https://fbref.com/en/?utm_source=tss&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=tss-2019 to take a look.
42 min
377
Arsenal Premier League preview: Zito Madu talks...
Daryl talks to SB Nation staff writer Zito Madu about all things Arsenal. Unai Emery's style of play is yet to emerge as anything identifiable at the Emirates, but the signings of Pepe and Ceballos give reason for optimism. Ozil's role is still TBD, but how that unfolds will be important either way. Meanwhile, youngsters like Reiss Nelson and Joe Willock will have a role to play. Starting 43:45, we also talk about Major League Soccer's attempts to be apolitical, and why that approach is destined to fail. Two stories by Zito: Alejandro Bedoya showed why MLS can never be a nonpolitical space: https://www.sbnation.com/2019/8/7/20758742/alejandro-bedoya-mls-gun-violence-goal-celebration Black History Month: Accepting responsibility to inspire future generations: https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2018/02/27/black-history-month-accepting-responsibility-inspire-future-generations Today's show is sponsored by Ruffneck Scarves. Use code "TOTALSOCCERSHOW" for 20% off any scarf in the store.
56 min
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Liverpool Premier League preview: Keith Costiga...
You know Keith Costigan from FOX, perhaps for his Bundesliga and Seattle Sounders coverage. But Keith is also a Liverpool fan and expert, and it was a pleasure to discuss all things LFC with him. We go into detail on why Liverpool have gone so long without a Premier League title, why that might be about to change, and how Liverpool will handle three strikers who just played summer their second summer tournament in a row. We also get super-detailed about the current iteration of Klopp's pressing system. It's no longer so all-out heavy metal, but something more controlled, possibly more effective, and certainly more sustainable. This show is sponsored by Fubo, our new favorite TV provider. Go to http://fubotv.com/TSS to get 4k TV, 500 hours of cloud storage, and 72-hour replays on all kinds of soccer content, and a 10% discount off your first two months.
42 min
379
Everton Premier League preview: Mike Goodman ta...
Daryl talks to Mike Goodman, managing editor of StatsBomb, about Everton's season. The Toffees finally have an exciting striker in teenage sensation Moise Kean, but lost a statistically significant defensive midfielder in Idrissa Gana Gueye. To read more of Mike's work, visit http://StatsBomb.com Today's show is sponsored by Hello Fresh. Go to http://hellofresh.com/TSS80 and use code TSS80 for $80 off your first four boxes.
59 min
380
Manchester United Premier League preview: Carl ...
Carl Anka is back! He talks to Daryl about all things Man Utd, including the Harry Maguire signing, Paul Pogba giving Utd one more good year, Lukaku's muscle gain and loss, and Solskjaer's tactical setup. Carl is also going to be covering Southampton for the Athletic this season, so we close with a quick Saints preview. Today's show is sponsored by FBREf.com, where you can find all kinds of Premier League stats. Go to https://fbref.com/en/?utm_source=tss&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=tss-2019 to take in all the nums.      
68 min
381
Chelsea Premier League preview: Andres Eduardo ...
Daryl is joined by Andres Eduardo of the Roman's Empire podcast to preview Chelsea's 2019-20 season. We cover the entire team from front to back, get into the details of Lampard's playing style, explain where Christian Pulisic fits into the system and why he might succeed, get excited about Ross Barkley running at defenders, and try to figure out which of the three available strikers Chelsea will field. Andres also makes a compelling case for why the transfer ban may result in a change of approach at Chelsea which could see the club finally play the kids, and transform CFC from Premier League villains to heroes. Today's show is sponsored by Hello Fresh. Go to http://hellofresh.com/TSS80 and use code TSS80 for $80 off your first four boxes of deliciousness. Today's show is sponsored by Talisman Caps. Go to http://talismancaps.com and use code TOTALSOCCER10 for 10% off any order of $35 or more. Chelsea fans may be interested in this particular cap: https://talismancaps.com/collections/caps/products/blues-cap Find Andres on Twitter: @SSBlues_CFC / https://twitter.com/SSBlues_CFC Listen to Andres on Roman's Empire and his new pod, Student of The Game.      
78 min
382
Tottenham Hotspur Premier League preview: talki...
We go deeeeeeep on Spurs — the coach, the style, the shape, the players, the signings, the lack of signings, the gap that Tanguy Ndombele fills, the evolution of Dele Alli, why early August is Erik Lamela's favorite time of year, and plenty more, with today's guest Nathan A Clark, an analyst and writer who focuses on Tottenham. Spurs fans should absolutely follow Nathan on Twitter @NathanAClark / https://twitter.com/NathanAClark and listen to his podcast, The Extra Inch. Today's show is sponsored by SeatGeek. Use code TSS for $10 off your first ticket purchase Today's show is sponsored by Grip6 belts. They're back! Go to http://grip6.com/tss for 35 percent off a multipack, or use code TSSXX for 20 percent off an individual belt. Also, don't miss out on our new show, Soccer 101 Search for "Soccer 101" in the app you're using to listen to this show right now, click that nice orange logo, and welcome to the club      
67 min
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Does US Soccer even need a GM, should we be wor...
It's a jam-packed show! Daryl and Taylor answer 8 listener questions, and finally get a chance to provide some updates to the scouting network. Listener Questions: 1) Might the GM position at US Soccer be a mistake? 2) Should we be worried about the US potentially losing dual nationals and what can be done to keep players from wavering? 3) Could Sergino Dest or Nick Lima play left back for the USA? 4) Why don't some European leagues change things to promote more level competition? Looking in your direction Scotland... 5) Why are South American mainland countries like Guyana, Suriname, and French Guyana part of Concacaf and not Conmebol? 6) Are we reaching the end of big clubs doing their preseason in the US? 7) Why didn't the US compete at the 2019 Pan-American games? 8) Which of the USA's youngsters is most likely to get the Michael Bradley Treatment near the end of his career? SPONSORS! Today's show is sponsored by... Dollar Shave Club! Go to http://dollarshaveclub.com/tss to get an Ultimate Starter Set for $5 Manscaped! Use code TSS at http://manscaped.com and get 20% off plus free shipping Policy Genius! Go to http://policygenius.com to shop for life insurance  
76 min
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MLS All-Star review, club vs international mana...
We review the MLS All-Stars vs Atletico Madrid, and then answer five listener questions: 1. Where did the term “soccer” come from? 2. What's the benefit of having 2 transfer windows as opposed to just one transfer deadline (like other sports)? 3. Would you rather manage a top club team or a top international team and why? 4. What advice do you have for someone trying to start a new female soccer podcast focusing on the NWSL? 5. Is MLS actually a detriment to the development of American players? ASK US A QUESTION: http://totalsoccershow.com/questions SPONSORS! Manscaped! Use code TSS at http://manscaped.com and get 20% off plus free shipping HIMS! Go to http://forhims.com/totalsoccer to get a one-month supply for $5
53 min
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Richmond Kickers Weekly: Two in a row!
We review the Richmond Kickers' 2-1 win over Toronto FC II  Highlights of game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRXXQYf1xTE
14 min
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Alexi Lalas talks MLS All-Star Skills Challenge...
We sit down with Alexi Lalas to talk about how we'd improve the MLS All-Star Skills Challenge and how he prepares for a broadcast. Alexi also joins us in answering some listener questions: 1. If you could re-write history and manage a disappointing USMNT (e.g. 1998, 2006, 2018) which team would it be and what would you do differently? 2. What do you make of Zlatan's comments about MLS teams not spending money? 3. How did this seemingly giant gap between the USA and Mexico national teams arise? 4. What are those bumps on players backs? Today's show is sponsored by Dollar Shave Club. Go to http://dollarshaveclub.com/tss to get an Ultimate Starter Set for $5 Today's show is sponsored by Policy Genius. Go to http://policygenius.com to shop for life insurance
62 min
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TSS x Cooligans MLS All-Star Crossover Episode,...
We sit down with our podcast cousins The Cooligans to answer  questions from Twitter, including: Which MLS player is most likely to two-foot Zlatan? Which overage players should the US take to the Olympics? What's the one soccer-related thing you would take to a desert island. Daryl and Taylor also break off mid-show to do some ad reads and discuss the news about Jill Ellis stepping down as USWNT head coach. Jim and Jasper should make sure to listen to the last minute or so of this episode. HOW TO LISTEN TO PART TWO: Subscribe to the Cooligans podcast and part two will publish on Thursday, August 1. SPONSORS: SeatGeek! Got to http://wefan.seatgeek.com to read about the female fans of MLS HIMS! Go to http://forhims.com/totalsoccer to get a trial month for just $5    
39 min
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Please help us out and listen to our new show, ...
We introduce our new, separate show, Soccer 101. It's like TSS, except it's not newsy. It's a series of detailed explainers about every little detail of soccer. The first season features episodes on offside, the numbers, Panenka, Pele, how to watch a game for tactics, and plenty more. Here's the Apple Podcasts link, please give it a click and go listen: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/soccer-101/id1473757537 If you're using a different podcast app, here are some other links: Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=446257&refid=stpr Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4i2X6hF2OqfjpxyHs3VvmL?si=bPRUU7BpQJS6s-eqrc_aVw Overcast: https://overcast.fm/itunes1473757537/soccer-101 Pocket Casts: https://pca.st/164r Player FM: https://player.fm/series/soccer-101 And here's the raw RSS feed: http://soccer101.libsyn.com/rss    
5 min
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Aaron West talks jerseys, pho, and how to inter...
Taylor talks to Aaron West about the new Juventus jersey, covering the Women's World Cup for Fox, and techniques for helping famous soccer players relax before you interview them. Then, starting at 29:56, Daryl and Taylor answer the question: What does success look like for Christian Pulisic at Chelsea this coming season? SPONSORS: SeatGeek! Go to http://wefan.seatgeek.com to read about female MLS fans, and use code TSS to get $10 off your first SeatGeek purchase Dollar Shave Club! Get an Ultimate Starter Set for $5 at http://dollarshaveclub.com/TSS LISTEN TO OUR NEW SHOW! Find Soccer 101 on Apple Podcasts with this link:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/soccer-101/id1473757537  
56 min
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Richmond Kickers Weekly: Florida Men Lose Socce...
We review the Kickers 1-0 win over Orlando City B, breaking down the Kickers' new formation (3-5-2-ish), the goal from Dennis Chin, and the three red cards.  Here are the highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzd3q3gRfZ4
21 min
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Who should be the USMNT captain, how to support...
We answer six listener questions and have a jolly good time doing so Today's show is sponsored by Dollar Shave Club. Go to http://dollarshaveclub.com/TSS to get a starter set for $5 Today's show is sponsored by Hims. Go to http://ForHims.com/totalsoccerED to get a one-month supply for $5 Ask us a question: http://totalsoccershow.com/questions And look out for our new show, Soccer 101, launching next week!
62 min
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Richmond Kickers Weekly: The Dread Pirate Rober...
We review the Kickers' 2-0 loss to North Texas SC, featuring an exquisite goal from young Thomas Roberts. Here are the highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lkcx3RegpSQ
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TSS x Cooligans D.C. crossover episode part 1 —...
After the Audi Field live show for the Screaming Eagles, TSS and the Cooligans sat down in our mosquito-filled AirBnB and answered some listener questions. This is part one. You'll find part two in the Cooligans podcast feed, which is here --> http://soccercooligans.libsyn.com/ Today's show is sponsored by SeatGeek. Go to http://wefan.seatgeek.com to learn more about the MLS-SeatGeek collaboration. And remember to use code TSS to get $10 off your first SeatGeek purchase.  Today's show is sponsored by Hims! Go to http://forhims.com/totalsoccerED to get started for just $5  Got listener questions for us? Please submit them here --> https://www.totalsoccershow.com/questions 
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Richmond Kickers Weekly: discussing the season ...
Taylor welcomes Kickers President and General Manager Matt Spear to the studio. They discuss the recent passing of Kickers VP for Community Engagement and Gameday Experience Charlie Slagle, as well as Charlie's life and career. They then get into the Kickers season so far, including updates on the roster, stadium construction, and plans for the future. Matt also goes deep on the work the Kickers are doing to strengthen community connections by curating a joyful, authentic soccer experience in Richmond.
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USA at the Gold Cup: deep-dive recap and review...
Taylor talks to Henry Bushnell, features writer for Yahoo Sports, who covered the USMNT at the Gold Cup all tournament long. They go deep on the USA's evolving tactics, what Berhalter got right and, just as importantly, what he got wrong. Plus, they take a long look at some individual players in the squad to determine their strengths, weaknesses, and ideal places in the team going forward.  GET YOUR TICKETS TO THE LIVE SHOW BEFORE THEY SELL OUT! --> ソ http://totalsoccershow.com/live Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Policy Genius! Take a look at http://policygenius.com  Grip6 belts. For 20% off use code TSSXX at checkout. For 35% a three-pack, go to the url http://grip6.com/tss
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USA v Mexico Gold Cup Final review, plus: Brazi...
We review the tactical decisions (and mistakes) in the Gold Cup Final, and look ahead to what's next for Gregg Berhalter and the USMNT At 57:45, we review the Brazil v Peru Copa America final. To join the scouting network --> ソ http://totalsoccershow.com/join To get tickets to see us live: --> ソ http://totalsoccershow.com/live Today's show is sponsored by Policy Genius. Take a look at http://policygenius.com Today's show is sponsored by Simple Contacts. For $20 off your first order of lenses, go to http://totalsoccershow.com/TSS20 or use code TSS20 at checkout
79 min
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USA v Netherlands World Cup Final review
NO SPOILERS in the description! We review the final of the Women's World Cup between the United States and the Netherlands. SPONSORS! Today's show is sponsored by... SeatGeek! Go to http://wefan.seatgeek.com for their report on female fans of Major League Soccer. Use code TSS to get $10 off your first SeatGeek purchase. Simple Contacts! Go to http://simplecontacts.com/TSS20 or use code TSS20 at checkout for $20 off your contacts.
46 min
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Deep and detailed USA v Mexico Gold Cup Final p...
Daryl talks briefly to Taylor but then to Joe Lowery of The Athletic about Sunday's USMNT v Mexico Gold Cup Final Topics addressed: Specific GreggyBall improvements we've seen during the Gold Cup so far Importance of Jozy Altidore to making this system work How Mexico plays and which Mexican players we should look out for (spoiler: one of them is Raul Jimenez) Possible opportunities that Mexico's style presents for the USMNT The USMNT's defensive setup, what we think the US is trying to do, how it can be improved, and what we think Berhalter should do for the final Lineup conundrums Berhalter faces for the final And, by popular demand, what the future looks like for the USMNT, including how and where players like Pomykal, Adams, and Dest could be integrated into the US starting XI To check out the TSS reddit, go here --> https://www.reddit.com/r/TotalSoccerShow/ To buy tickets to what some people are already calling the GREATEST LIVE SHOW OF ALL TIME, EVER, go here --> ソ http://totalsoccershow.com/live
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USA v Netherlands World Cup Final preview w/ Ca...
Caitlin Murray is back on the show to preview the World Cup Final between the USA and the Netherlands. She catches us up on the respective healths of Megan Rapinoe and Rose Lavelle, possible starting lineup permutations, and how Jill Ellis has kept the team focused in training this week. In the middle of the show, Daryl joins to help do some ad reads AND help preview the game from a tactical perspective. It's fun! SPONSORS! Today's show is brought to you by... TO GET TICKETS TO OUR D.C. LIVE SHOW --> ソ http://totalsoccershow.com/live HelloFresh! Go to http://HelloFresh.com/TSS80 and use code TSS80 to get $80 off your first four boxes of HelloFresh. Dollar Shave Club! Go to http://dollarshaveclub.com/tss to get a starter set for $5
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Previewing the Gold Cup Final and Copa America ...
Felipe Cardenas makes his second appearance of the week to discuss how El Tri will likely approach their Gold Cup Final date with the USMNT. How can Berhalter adjust his tactics, who are some players to keep an eye on, and how bad will the Mexican press melt down if the US manages to win? All that, plus some Copa America talk. Felipe helps explain how Peru got it right/Chile got it wrong in their semifinal, as well as what the final might look like from a tactical standpoint. Today's show is sponsored by Ruffneck Scarves. Go to http://RuffneckScarves.com and use code TOTALSOCCERSHOW for a 20% discount. COME SEE US LIVE AT AUDI FIELD ON JULY 13! --> https://www.tickettailor.com/events/soccercooligans/278376#
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