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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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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.
40 min
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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.
39 min
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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
65 min
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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.
54 min
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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.
88 min
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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
75 min
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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.
64 min
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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.
100 min
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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
39 min
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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.
60 min
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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.
65 min
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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?
69 min
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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
66 min
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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!
62 min
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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!
38 min
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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.
69 min
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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...
30 min
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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
48 min
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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
38 min
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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
56 min
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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
59 min
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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
56 min
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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
38 min
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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?  
69 min
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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
46 min
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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
89 min
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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 
66 min
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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
81 min
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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    
68 min
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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?
80 min
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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  
55 min
372
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
71 min
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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
50 min
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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
62 min
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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  
55 min
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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
60 min
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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.
72 min
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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  
32 min
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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    
51 min
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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. 
40 min
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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 
52 min
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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.
22 min
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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  
62 min
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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.
94 min
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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 
92 min
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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  
75 min
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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
67 min
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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!
52 min
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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  
54 min
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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
36 min
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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
68 min
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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  
56 min
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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
59 min
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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      
60 min
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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  
64 min
396
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  
24 min
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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.  
74 min
398
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
30 min
399
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
65 min
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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  
19 min