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USA v Jamaica Gold Cup semi-final review, plus ...
We open with a tight 10-minute review of Netherlands v Sweden. At 12:20 we review the USA v Jamaica Gold Cup semifinal Today's show is sponsored by Hims. Go to http://forhms.com/totalsoccer to get started for $5   
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Discussing Mexico in the Gold Cup and the first...
The Athletic's Felipe Cardenas is back on the show to discuss Mexico advancing to the Gold Cup Final. To do so, they had to get past a difficult Haiti side, and Felipe has insight into how they did so and what opportunities the USA/Jamaica might be able to exploit. After that, it's on to the first Copa America semifinal in which Brazil eliminated Argentina 2-0. What next for La Albiceleste? Just how good is this Brazil team? Why aren't Bolivia more competitive? All that and much more! Today's show is sponsored by... Talisman Caps! They're the independent soccer apparel company based in St Paul, Minnesota. They've got a new line of vintage-inspired Fútbol polos that you should DEFINITELY check out. Use code TOTALSOCCER10 at checkout for 10% off their caps.
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USA v Jamaica Gold Cup semifinal preview
We give you a quick explainer on how Jamaica play and the players and trends to look out for, then get into how the US can go about getting a result; talking lineups, tactics, and the USMNT's attacking and defensive schemes. GET INVOLVED WITH THE TSS REDDIT COMMUNITY HERE --> ソ http://totalsoccershow.reddit.com Today's show is sponsored by Dollar Shave Club. Go to http://dollarshaveclub.com/tss to get a starter set for $5
35 min
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WWC: USA v England, a deep-dive, tactical, tea-...
We go all in on the USA v England World Cup semifinal, breaking down the lineup choices, the tactical approaches, the goals and the controversies. Hope you enjoy! If you do, please share with a friend, family member, or workplace proximity associate. TO GET TICKETS TO OUR D.C. LIVE SHOW --> ソ http://totalsoccershow.com/live Today's show is sponsored by HelloFresh. Go to http://HelloFresh.com/TSS80 and use code TSS80 to get $80 off your first four boxes of HelloFresh. Today's show is sponsored by Grip6 belts. For 20% off use code TSSXX at checkout. For 35% a three-pack, go to the url http://grip6.com/tss  
53 min
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Richmond Kickers Weekly: Chattanooga Red Wolves...
We review the Richmond Kickers 1-0 loss to Chattanooga Red Wolves. The show is a long and detailed breakdown of Chattanooga's winning goal, scored by Steven Beattie in the 7th minute. Here's the link to the highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMJnLhhtzOQ  
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WWC: England v USA preview, featuring your list...
Daryl and Taylor go deep on the strengths and weaknesses of both England and the United States, before answering 11 listener questions relating to Tuesday's World Cup semi final. Hotelgate, the British press, Lindsay Horan, and Daryl's allegiances are all subject to debate! SPONSORS! Today's show is brought to you by... Hims! — Go to http://forhims.com/totalsoccer to get the complete hair kit for $5 Hello Fresh! — Go to http://hellofresh.com/TSS80 and enter code TSS80 for $80 off LIVE SHOW TICKETS! Come see us perform at Audi Field  in DC on July 13. Tickets here --> ソ http://totalsoccershow.com/live
59 min
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USA v Curacao review — what worked and what didn't
We analyze the USMNT's 1-0 win over Curacao, getting deep into the things that worked and the problems we saw. 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.
51 min
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USMNT v Curacao Gold Cup preview, plus Italy-Ne...
Daryl and Taylor discuss... 0:00 - The strangeness of European Olympic qualifying 3:50 - Italy v Netherlands 14:28 - Germany v Sweden 29:19 - Today's show is sponsored by FBREf.com. Go to https://fbref.com/en/?utm_source=tss&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=tss-2019 to take in all the stats 32:55 - USMNT v Curacao preview (TL:DL = Curacao are better than you think, but are also possibly the ideal opponent for validating Greggyball)
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WWC: USA v France deep-dive review
We review the big USWNT v France game (no spoilers here), getting into the tactics, analyzing Jill Ellis' decisions and breaking down the goals. Today's show is sponsored by FBREf.com. Go to https://fbref.com/en/?utm_source=tss&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=tss-2019 to take in all the stats Listen through to the end of the show to hear The Megan Rapinoe Song by Alex Kreller. You can find the song on Spotify, here: https://open.spotify.com/album/4hXp0RJL6RDkxYCxnmyoFO (The Megan Rapinoe Song was written, recorded, performed, and solely owned by Alex Kreller. Not authorized for usage without expressed written consent of owning party.)  
54 min
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Richmond Kickers Weekly: a confusing penalty an...
Daryl and Taylor review the Kickers' 1-0 road loss to South Georgia Tormenta FC. What happened in those final few minutes in which the Kickers conceded a strange penalty and had a player sent off? We discuss, and look ahead to possible changes in the team. Highlights (or lowlights, depending on your perspective) of the 1-0 loss to Tormenta: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWh0wMFxN-8
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WWC: USA v France preview, England v Norway review
The title is backwards! We open with a review of England's impressive quarterfinal win over Norway, which has me (Daryl) in patriotic mood. At around the 30:30 mark we start previewing the bignormous USWNT vs France quarterfinal. We get into some detail and we hope you enjoy. 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#  
63 min
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Gold Cup: USMNT v Panama review
Wondering how we did 60+ minutes on one fairly mediocre game? Well, you'll just have to listen... but here's a quick preview. We get into the tactical adjustments in the game, with a helpful hand from Henry Bushnell of Yahoo Sports. There's also a chat about the goal itself, who impressed, and who struggled. Here's Henry's match report Starting around 33:12, we get into a lengthy semi-debate about what Berhalter is actually trying to do with his squad, how he wants them to think/play, and how much patience we should have for soccer that is occasionally very frustrating to watch. It's genuinely one of my favorite conversations we've had on the show, so hopefully you'll enjoy as well. Today's show is sponsored by FBREf.com. Go to https://fbref.com/en/?utm_source=tss&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=tss-2019 to take in all the stats
68 min
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USA v Panama preview, plus: those US Soccer Gla...
We preview right USMNT's final Gold Cup group stage game, vs Panama on Wednesday night. Who will Berhalter start? Who will he rest? What do we want to see from the US in this game? To close the show, we talk about those Glassdoor reviews for the US Soccer Federation, which you can read here: https://www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/U-S-Soccer-Federation-Reviews-E9884.htm Today's show is sponsored by Grip6 belts. For a third off a three-pack, visit http://grip6.com/tss or for a 20% discount use the code TSSXX at checkout
51 min
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Mexico in the Gold Cup and Copa America knockou...
On today's show... 2:33 - Felipe Cardenas of The Athletic is back on the show to discuss Mexico's Gold Cup campaign thus far, and to preview the Copa America knockout round. 31:55 - Today's show is sponsored by FBREf.com. Go to https://fbref.com/en/?utm_source=tss&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=tss-2019 to take in all the stats 35:10 - Italy v China 45:46 - Netherlands v Japan
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WWC: USA v Spain deep-dive review, plus: Sweden...
We take a good long, look at the USWNT's 2-1 win over Spain. What were the US trying to do? What was Spain's gameplan? How does Megan Rapinoe make those penalties so unsaveable? Who's to blame for the giveaway goal? Just how talented is Alex Morgan's chiropractor? And did Jill Ellis make the night calls? That's the first 55 minutes of the show. After that, we take a brief look at Sweden v Canada, breaking down Sweden's beautiful, deadly counterattacking goal, and analyze Canada's penalty miss. We close with updates from the Total Soccer Show Scouting Network. Join the network support the show, here: http://totalsoccershow.com/join Today's show is sponsored by Talisman Caps, the independent soccer hat company based in St Paul, Minnesota. Use code TOTALSOCCER10 at checkout for 10% off their caps. Here's the link to the Rapinho cap mentioned on today's ad: https://talismancaps.com/collections/caps/products/rapinhocap   
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WWC: Germany v Nigeria, Norway v Australia, Eng...
Daryl and Taylor review the first 4 knockout round games... 0:00 - Germany v Nigeria 9:00 - Norway v Australia 26:24 - Today's show is brought to you by SeatGeek — Get $10 off your first ticket purchase by using code TSS 28:42 - England v Cameroon 52:54 - France v Brazil 1:05:31 - Today's show is sponsored by FBREf.com. Go to https://fbref.com/en/?utm_source=tss&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=tss-2019 to take in all the stats 1:08:06 - USWNT v Spain preview
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Gold Cup: USA v Trinidad and Tobago review
We go into detail on the USMNT's win over Trinidad and Tobago, breaking down the goals and getting into the patterns of play we're starting to see in the Berhalter era. Today's show is sponsored by Manscaped. Use code TSS at http://manscaped.com to get 20% off.
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WWC: USWNT v Sweden review w/ Caitlin Murray
The sun will soon be rising in France, but Caitlin Murray will still be hustling! She joins Taylor to discuss the USA's final group stage match against Sweden.  What's the latest on Julie Ertz and Alex Morgan? Were Daryl and Taylor wrong to doubt Tierna Davidson? Did the USWNT figure out Sweden or did Lindsay Horan just destroy their entire game plan inside 3 minutes? Caitlin has answers to those, and many other questions. SPONSORS! Today's show is sponsored by FBREf.com. Go to https://fbref.com/en/?utm_source=tss&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=tss-2019 to take in all the stats
23 min
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USMNT v Guyana review, T&T preview, and America...
Brian Sciaretta of American Soccer Now joins Taylor to give his thoughts on the USMNT's victory over Guyana to start their Gold Cup campaign, and then explains why he wants to see an angry USA against Trinidad and Tobago, what's up with Bobby Wood, and why winning might be a good way to convince people to play for the team. Lastly, Brian has some updates on young Americans who might be on the move this summer. SPONSORS! Today's show is sponsored by... Manscaped! NEW SPONSOR ALERT! Manscaped is #1 in men's below the belt grooming. Go to ManScaped.com and use the promo code "TSS" to get 20% off. Grip6 belts! Use promo code "TSSXX" at checkout to get 20% off when you go to http://grip6.com    
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WWC: USA v Sweden preview, plus: how Argentina ...
We open with a review of Argentina's dramatic comeback vs Scotland, including, of course, all those VAR penalty kick talking points. At 28:07, today's show is sponsored by Ruffneck Scarves. Go to http://ruffneckscarves.com and use code TOTALSOCCERSHOW for 20% off. At 30:50, we discuss England v Argentina, including the brilliance of Stanway and White. 39:45 — USA vs Sweden preview. Why it means so much, what to watch for from Sweden, and how we think the US will try and create opportunities. Today's show is also sponsored by FBREf.com. Go to https://fbref.com/en/?utm_source=tss&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=tss-2019 to take in all the stats
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Richmond Kickers Weekly: what went wrong agains...
Daryl and Taylor take a look back at the Kickers 2-0 home loss to the Chattanooga Red Wolves. What were the Kickers trying to do and what needs to change to make it happen? Should they stick with the same approach or change things up? How bad was that final season of Game of Thrones? All that and more!
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Gold Cup: USMNT v Guyana deep-dive review
Daryl and Taylor break down the tactics and goals in the USA's game against Guyana in their opening match of the 2019 Gold Cup. They then go deep on the individual players who stood our (good or bad), the patterns of play they enjoyed the most, and what they want to see going forward. It's a long show, but packed full of grounded optimism! SPONSORS! Today's show is sponsored by... Talisman Caps! Get 20% off when you spend $35 or more at http://talismancaps.com by using code TOTALSOCCER20 Dollar Shave Club! Get your trial kit for $5 at http://dollarshaveclub.com/tss 
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WWC: Italy v Brazil and Jamaica v Australia, pl...
After mocking the plight of Michel Platini, Daryl and Taylor move on to discuss the results of the day in the 2019 World Cup. 3:07 - Italy v Brazil 10:03 - Jamaica v Australia 22:18 - Today's show is sponsored by FBREF.com. Visit them at https://fbref.com/en/?utm_source=tss&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=tss-2019 27:37 - The Athletic's Felipe Cardenas reviews all the results from the first match day of the 2019 Copa America. He has ALLLLL the knowledge on how Colombia upended Argentina, why Qatar might be more fun than you'd think, what Uruguay and Chile did to blitz their respective opponents, and much much more!
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USMNT Gold Cup preview, WWC Group A and B final...
Starting at minute zero, we get into the US Men's National Team and the Gold Cup. We think about trying to get in the right mindset for this tournament, when confidence in the men's team feels like its an at a low. We explain what we'll be watching for, what the potential pitfalls are, and what we hope to see if things go well. In part two, we review the day's action at the 2019 World Cup 53:30 — France vs Nigeria and that VAR penalty retake 1:06:28 — Norway v Korea 1:12:00 — China v Spain (very briefly) 1:14:45 — Germany v South Africa Sponsors! 21:15 — SeatGeek! Use code TSS for $10 off your first ticket purchase. 49:02 — Dollar Shave Club! Get your trial kit for $5 at http://dollarshaveclub.com/tss   
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WWC: USA v Chile in-depth review, plus Netherla...
We review the four World Cup games from the weekend... :36 - USA v Chile Today's show is sponsored by... Grip6 belts! Go to http://grip6.com/tss to get the TSS listener discount. 26:07 - Netherlands v Cameroon 36:39 - Canada v New Zealand 42:32 - Sweden v Thailand
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WWC: England v Argentina, Japan v Scotland, Ita...
We review three games and then preview USWNT vs Chile with Caitlin Murray. Timestamps: 1:25 — England vs Argentina 17:45 — We're sponsored by Green Chef! Got to http://greenchef.us/TSS75 for $25 off your first three orders. 21:15 — Japan vs Scotland 29:15 — Jamaica vs Italy 50:55 — We're sponsored by FBREF.com. Visit them at https://fbref.com/en/?utm_source=tss&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=tss-2019 55:03 — USWNT vs Chile preview with Caitlin Murray
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WWC: Australia v Brazil review, plus: which USM...
We review that barnstorming Australia v Brazil game in detail, take a quick look at China v South Africa, and then answer five listener questions. Timestamps: 1:35 — Australia v Brazil review Here's a link to the IFAB website, which features a link to download the Laws of the Game: http://www.theifab.com/home  20:20 — We're sponsored by Wix! Go to http://wix.com/TSS to build your site for free, and use code TSS to get 10% off when you upgrade to premium. 22:50 — Quick chat about China v South Africa, and a debate about the deliberateness or otherwise of goals score with the shin. 28:53 — Which USMNT player would we clone? 33:45 — Is there any Gold Cup performance that could get Gregg Berhalter fired? 38:40 — We're sponsored by Simple Contacts. Go to http://simplecontacts.com/TSS20 or use code TSS20 at checkout for $20 off your contacts. 40:50 — Why don't more USWNT players leave the NWSL? 44:18 — What can be done to protect referees from abuse? 47:55 — We're sponsored by Away Days! Use code TSS at http://awaydaysfootball.com and get 15% off your order. Treat yourself to a Mystery Kit! 50:30 — If you could change any law in soccer, what would it be? 56:08 — Updates from the TSS Scouting Network! Ask us a question: http://totalsoccershow.com/questions Support the show: http://totalsoccershow.com/join  
62 min
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Richmond Kickers Weekly: no goals in Tucson
We review the Kickers' 0-0 draw with FC Tucson and look ahead to this Saturday's home game against Chattanooga Red Wolves
15 min
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WWC: Nigeria v Korea, Germany v Spain and Franc...
No spoilers in the title! Daryl and Taylor review... 0:00 - Nigeria v Korea and ponder a possible handball 13:13 - Germany v Spain and ponder a possible red card 27:16 - France v Norway and ponder a definite penalty SPONSOR! Today's show is sponsored by Green Chef, a USDA certified organic company that names eating well easy and affordable with plans to fit every kind of lifestyle. Get $75 off today by going to GreenChef.us/TSS75
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USA v Thailand review, plus: Sweden aim high, ...
We review the big USWNT win over Thailand — what can we take away from this game? We also explain how Sweden accidentally got it right vs Chile. and how New Zealand very nearly frustrated the Netherlands. We close by discussing a little USMNT news: Reggie Cannon replacing Tyler Adams on the Gold Cup roster. Today's show is sponsored by Dollar Shave Club. Go to http://dollarshaveclub.com/tss to get a starter set for $5 
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USWNT v Thailand preview w/ Caitlin Murray, plu...
3:50 - On Part 1 of today's episode, Taylor talks to The Guardian's Caitlin Murray, who is on the ground (and jet-lagged) in France. She explains how the US have stayed focused in camp, what their approach will be against Thailand, and how Jill Ellis felt about Hope Solo's recent criticism.  REMINDER! You can order Caitlin's book, "The National Team: The Inside Story of the Women Who Changed Soccer," here: https://www.amazon.com/National-Team-Inside-Changed-Soccer/dp/1419734490 24:37 - Daryl and Taylor take a look at Argentina-Japan and Canada-Cameroon, before closing with some updates to the TSS Scouting Network. Today's show is sponsored by Simple Contacts. Go to http://simplecontacts.com/TSS20 or use code TSS20 at checkout for $20 off your contacts.
58 min
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WWC: Italy shock Australia, Cristiane gets a ha...
We review the six games of the World Cup 2019 weekend: 1:15 — Germany v China 4:55 — Spain v South Africa 10:40 — Norway v Nigeria 15:38 — Today's show is sponsored FBRef.com! Soccer stats galore! Here's the url: https://fbref.com/en/?utm_source=tss&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=tss-2019 and sign up for the newsletter by clicking the link in the FBRef.com nav bar 18:52 — Australia v Italy 29:30 — Brazil v Jamaica 36:25 — England v Scotland  
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USMNT v Venezuela review, plus u20s vs Ecuador
We discuss the USA's pre-Gold Cup friendly vs Venezuela At 47:15 we switch it up to talk US u20s and the game vs Ecuador Today SOPNSORS! SeatGeek — Get $10 off your first ticket purchase by using code TSS Talisman Caps — Get 20% off when you spend $35 or more at http://talismancaps.com by using code TOTALSOCCER20  
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WWC: France and Korea kick things off!
Daryl and Taylor are back to have a quick chat about the Women's World Cup opener between France and Korea. No spoilers, aside from the fact that the phrase "French Press" when it comes to the host's tactics is our new favorite thing.   
24 min
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USMNT Gold Cup roster reaction and analysis w/ ...
Taylor is joined by Bobby Warshaw to discuss the USA's loss to Jamaica, as well as why our guest thinks maybe we should all calm down about Duane Holmes just a little bit. After that, we go deep on Berhalter's roster, and also attempt to figure out what the US will do in the Gold Cup, how players can improve their national team standing, and why Josh Sargent didn't make the cut. In the middle of that chat, you'll hear from Daryl Grove! He and Taylor discuss which Americans have the most to gain/lose in the coming transfer window.  SPONSORS! Today's show is brought to you by... Hello Fresh! — Go to http://hellofresh.com/TSS80 and enter code TSS80 for $80 off WIX! Build your website for free by going to http://wix.com/TSS1 and use code TSS1 to get 10% off when you upgrade to premium.
76 min
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2019 Women's World Cup Group F preview: USA, Th...
It's our Group F preview! Here are your timestamps: 1:40 — USA Key players: Tobin Heath (dribbles!) and Julie Ertz (destroyer!) 24:55 — Today's show sponsored by Talisman Caps. Go to http://talismancaps.com and use code TOTALSOCCER20 for 20% off when you spend $35 or more. 27:15 — THAILAND Key players: Suchawadee Nildhamrong (attacker a.k.a. Miranda Nild) and Rattikan Thongsombut (midfielder) 37:00 — CHILE Key players: Christiane Endler (very tall goalkeeper) and Francisca Lara (most complete midfielder) 45:00 — Today's show is sponsored by Policy Genius. Go to http://policygenius.com to get no-pressure life insurance quotes. 46:55 — SWEDEN Key players: Caroline Seger (captain, metronome, midfielder) and Kosovare Asllani (pacy creative player from wide or central) If you've enjoyed our WWC previews, please share with a friend! All shows can be found in one place at http://totalsoccershow.com/wwc    
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USMNT v Jamaica: whose stock is up and whose is...
Daryl and Taylor review the USA's disappointing performance against Jamaica and attempt to figure out why Berhalter's experimental tactics didn't work. They also discuss which players helped their case for inclusion in the Gold Cup roster, and which players did the opposite of that. Plus, there's some ranting. Good times! SPONSORS! Today's show is sponsored by... Ruffneck Scarves! Go to http://ruffneckscarves.com and use code TOTALSOCCERSHOW for 20% off Away Days! Providers of the super awesome Mystery Kits. Use TSS at http://awaydaysfootball.com for 15% off
52 min
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2019 Women's World Cup Group E preview: Canada,...
We preview the stories, styles, tactics, and key players of Group E Timestamps: 1:30 — CANADA Key players: Christine Sinclair (legendary striker) and Jessie Fleming (visionary midfielder) 15:15 — Today's show is sponsored by FBRef.com — Soccer stats galore! Here's the url: https://fbref.com/en/?utm_source=tss&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=tss-2019 and sign up for the newsletter by clicking the link in the FBRef.com nav bar 19:25 — CAMEROON Key players: Njoya Ajara and Gabrielle Onguene (dangerous wingers), and Raissa Feudjio (defensive midfielder) 34:15 — Hello Fresh! — Go to http://hellofresh.com/TSS80 and enter code TSS80 for $80 off 36:30 — NEW ZEALAND Key players: Abby Erceg (revolutionary defender) and Hannah Wilkinson (aerial threat) 55:25 — Hims! — Go to http://forhims.com/totalsoccer to get the complete hair kit for $5 57:55 — NETHERLANDS Key players: Shanice van de Sanden (pacy right winger), Lieke Martens (tricky left winger), and Vivianne Miedema (world's calmest striker)
77 min
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USA v France U20 World Cup review, plus USMNT-J...
Daryl and Taylor spend a lot of time determining what went right and wrong for the US U20s in their knockout round game against France. 47:45 - After that, they preview the USMNT's upcoming game against Jamaica by taking a look at the roster and determining who's in, who's out, and who's on the bubble. There is also a discussion about what exactly "on the bubble" means. SPONSORS! Today's show is brought to you by... Policy Genius! Go to http://policygenius.com to get a great deal on life insurance and other types of insurance. Grip6 belts! Go to http://grip6.com/tss to get the TSS listener discount.
78 min
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Richmond Kickers Weekly: North Texas Chainsaw M...
Daryl and Taylor take a look back at the Richmond Kickers' 3-0 home loss to North Texas SC this past Saturday. What did Texas do to cause the Kickers problems, how good is Ricardo Pepi, and where does Richmond go from here? All that and more! Here are the match highlights (or lowlights, depending on your perspective): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnp8poH8xA8  
23 min
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2019 Women's World Cup Group D preview: England...
We go deeeeep on Group D, profiling the tactics, talking points, and key players of England, Scotland, Argentina, and Japan. Timestamps below: 2:00 — World Cup preview website we recommend: http://allwhitekit.com 3:15 — ENGLAND Key players: Lucy Bronze (world's besets right back!) and Nikita Parris (electric winger) Also watch: Jill Scott, Fran Kirby 24:05 — Today's show is sponsored by SeatGeek. Use code TSS for $10 of your first ticket. 26:30 — SCOTLAND Key players: Kim Little (undispossessable) and Erin Cuthbert (energetic and creative attacker) Also watch: Central defenders Rachel Corsie and Jennifer Beattie 42:45 — ARGENTINA Key players: Estefania Banini (#10) and Eliana Stabile (left back with rocket shot) Also watch: Striker Sole Jaime 55:00 — Today's show is sponsored Hims. To get a complete hair loss kit for just $5 go to http://forhims.com/totalsoccer 57:31 — JAPAN Key players: Saki Kumagai (defensive mid for Lyon, central defender for Japan) and Kumi Yokoyama (striker) Also watch: Yui Hasegawa (attacking mid/striker and best presser) 1:17:00 —Scouting network updates    
85 min
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Tottenham v Liverpool: Champions League Final r...
NO SPOILERS IN THE DESCRIPTION! Daryl and Taylor review the Champions League Final between Spurs and Liverpool, and (as they are want to do) go deep on the tactics. SPONSORS! Today's show is sponsored by Talisman Caps! Go to http://talismancaps.com and use code TOTALSOCCER20 for 20% off any order of $35 or more.
38 min
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2019 Women's World Cup Group C preview: Austral...
We preview Women's World Cup Group C, featuring Australia, Italy, Brazil, and Jamaica. Here are your timestamps and some players to watch: 1:25 — AUSTRALIA Key players: Sam Kerr, Elise Kellond-Knight Also watch: raiding rightback Ellie Carpenter 16:01 — Today's show is sponsored FBRef.com! Soccer stats galore! Here's the url: https://fbref.com/en/?utm_source=tss&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=tss-2019 and sign up for the newsletter by clicking the link in the FBRef.com nav bar 19:15 — ITALY Key players: Barbara Bonansea, Sara Gama 31:15 — Brazil Key players: Marta, Formiga, Andressa Alves 45:20 — Today's show is sponsored by Ruffneck Scarves. Go to http://ruffneckscarves.com and use code TOTALSOCCERSHOW for 20% off 47:30 — JAMAICA Key players: Khadija "Bunny" Shaw, Havana Solaun Also watch: youngster Jody Brown 1:05:35 — Updates from the TSS Scouting Network (including a brief sojourn into talking USMNT U20s)
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2019 Women's World Cup Group B preview: Germany...
We preview the four teams from Group B, detailing their tactics and highlighting key players to watch. Timestamps and a few player names (in case you missed them) below: 2:30 - GERMANY Key players highlighted: Alexandra Popp (mobile goal scorer) and Dzsenifer Marozsan (midfield genius) (You should also watch Lina Magull demand the ball whenever possible) 15:40 - Today's show is sponsored by Away Days. Use TSS at http://awaydaysfootball.com for 15% off 18:29 - CHINA Key players highlighted: Wang Shuang (free-floating creator) and Wang Shanshan (target striker) 29:01 - SPAIN Key players highlighted: Silvia "Mesi" Meseguer (on-the-ball central midfielder) and Jennifer "Jenni" Hermoso (best-postured goalscorer in the game) (You should also hope Patricia Guijarro and Aitana Bonmati get minutes) 40:34 - Today's show is sponsored FBRef.com! Soccer stats galore! Here's the url: https://fbref.com/en/?utm_source=tss&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=tss-2019 and sign up for the newsletter by clicking the link in the FBRef.com nav bar 44:07 - SOUTH AFRICA Key players highlighted: Thembi Kgatlana (fast striker with solid dance moves) and Janine van Wyk (veteran defender who started her own club). (You should also watch: attacker Linda Motlhalo and striker-turned-defender Noko Matlou) 57:16 — Update from the TSS Scouting Network. To join and support the show, visit http://totalsoccershow.com/join
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Europa League final Chelsea v Arsenal review, p...
We review the Europa League Final between Chelsea and Arsenal. No spoilers here, just in case you haven't seen it. But there were tactical setups and there were goals, and we analyze them all. At 37:17 we talk about the MLS and Liga MX announcement that they're going to partner on a new tournament called the Leagues Cup. Taylor hates it, Daryl sees maybe some potential for the future. Today's show is sponsored by Robinhood. Go to http://soccer.robinhood.com to get your free stock. Today's show is sponsored by Grip6 belts! Go to http://grip6.com/tss to get the TSS listener discount.
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2019 Women's World Cup Group A preview: France,...
We preview the four teams from Group A, detailing their tactics and highlighting key players to watch. Timestamps and a few player names (in case you missed them) below: 2:05 — FRANCE Key players highlighted: Amandine Henry (savvy defensive mid), Delphine Cascarino (terrifyingly good winger) (You should also watch: Amel Major, Wendie Renard, Eugenie Le Sommer) 20:13 — Today's show is sponsored FBRef.com! Soccer stats galore! Here's the url: https://fbref.com/en/?utm_source=tss&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=tss-2019 and sign up for the newsletter by clicking the link in the FBRef.com nav bar 24:45 — KOREA Key players: Cho So-hyun (destroyer), Ji So-yun (magician) 36:00 — NORWAY Key players: Isabell Herlovsen (hassler and striker), Maren Mjelde (confident defender) (Also discussed: Ballon d'Or winner Ada Hegerberg) 48:35 — Today's show is sponsored by Robinhood! Go to http://soccer.robinhood.com to get a free stock 51:53 — NIGERIA Key players: Asisat Oshoala (Superzee! star striker), Onome Ebi (veteran defender) (Wildcards: Rasheedat Adijabe, Uchenna Kanu, Anam Imo) 1:10:31 — Update from the TSS Scouting Network. To join and support the show, visit http://totalsoccershow.com/join    
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Richmond Kickers Weekly: Coach Bulow analyzes t...
With Daryl out of the office, Taylor talks to Richmond Kickers head coach David Bulow about what went wrong against Orlando City B, what needs to be done to further implement his vision for their style of play, and how they will prepare for undefeated North Texas SC.  Oh, and if you want to see an example of the faces that Coach Bulow was making during the game, our brethren over at River City 93 have got you covered: https://twitter.com/rivercity93/status/1131513295217807362  
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U20 World Cup Preview, Gold Cup roster analysis...
Taylor talks to The Athletic's Joe Lowery about his three favorite topics: the US U20 national team, the senior US mens national team, and Major League Soccer. The amount of knowledge in his brain is legitimately absurd.  For the U20s, we focus on realistic expectations for an incredibly talented squad, who might start where, and whether or not Alex Mendez has the best left foot in the US player pool. After that, we take a look at some of the teams that are having strong seasons so far in Major League Soccer and some... that are not. We use the patented thumbs up/down method to get to the bottom of things, and also take a moment to sing the praises of Bob Bradley and DaMarcus Beasley. Lastly, there's some Gold Cup roster conversation. Who is Joe most excited to see and what's his preferred starting lineup if the US were to make it to the final.
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Grant Wahl discusses the 1991 World Cup, Vincen...
Taylor talks to Grant Wahl about the many projects he has in the works. Up first, they go deep on Grant's new podcast "Throwback," which takes an in-depth look at the many people involved in the USA's successful run at the 1991 World Cup. Subscribe to Throwback wherever you get your podcasts! They also discuss Vincent Kompany's transition to management. Grant interviewed Kompany for a chapter in his book "Masters of Modern Soccer" and shares insight from their many interviews. After that, Grant previews his new video series "Exploring Planet Futbol." In Part I, he travels around Germany to interview four Americans already involved in the Bundesliga: Chris Richards, Tyler Adams, Weston McKennie and Christian Pulisic. Who is most like to become a national team leader, how good of a driver is McKennie, and what does Pulisic order off-menu at restaurants? All that and more! SPONSORS! Today's show is sponsored by... GRIP6 BELTS! Go to http://grip6.com/tss for special TSS-listener discounts from our favorite belt company in the whole world. RUFFNECK SCARVES! Use code TOTALSOCCERSHOW for 20% off. Here are all the USWNT-themed Ruffneck Scarves: https://www.ruffneckscarves.com/collections/uswnt
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USMNT Gold Cup preliminary roster analysis, plu...
Daryl and Taylor discuss Gregg Berhalter's preliminary 40-player roster for the 2019 Gold Cup. Who missed out? Who are the surprises?  Where does Tyler Boyd fit into the equation? All that and much more! After that, it's on to listener questions... 1) If you could add 1 player from the 1994 USA World Cup squad to the current USMNT roster, who would it be? 2) Analyzing yet another alternative to penalties 3) Who is the best player in the world who doesn’t play in a country’s top league/ligue/lig? 4) How important is it to know the history of soccer? 5) Why did Chelsea fly to America to play a "pre-season friendly" with the New England Revolution between their final Premier League game and the Europa League final? SPONSORS! Today's show is sponsored by... Hims! Go to http://forhims.com/totalsoccerED to get the first month of their ED treatment for just $5. Talisman Caps! Go to http://talismancaps.com and use code TOTALSOCCER20 for 20% off any order of $35 or more.
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Weekend Review: City destroy Watford (and finan...
Ryan and Taylor break down the many big stories from this past weekend, including Manchester City destroying Watford in the FA Cup (though Daryl has a theory about what could have been), Bayern Munich finally claim Bundesliga honors (yet again), and Lyon trounces Barcelona to win the Women's Champions League (yet again). Plus, what might happen to some big name players and big name managers for some of Europe's top clubs? We have speculation! SPONSORS! Today's show is sponsored by... SeatGeek! Use code TSS for $10 off your first ticket. Hims! Go to http://forhims.com/totalsoccerED to get the first month of their ED treatment for just $5.  
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What happens if Julie Ertz gets hurt? Caitlin M...
Taylor talks to Caitlin Murray, author of the new book "The National Team: The Inside Story of the Women Who Changed Soccer." They discuss Caitlin's thoughts on the roster when it was first announced, what the win over New Zealand might tell us about the team, where Carli Lloyd fits into the squad, what the expectations should be for the upcoming World Cup, and much much more! You can order Caitlin's book, "The National Team: The Inside Story of the Women Who Changed Soccer," here: https://www.amazon.com/National-Team-Inside-Changed-Soccer/dp/1419734490 SPONSOR ALERT! Today's show is sponsored by Ruffneck Scarves. Use code TOTALSOCCERSHOW for 20% off. Here are all the USWNT-themed Ruffneck Scarves: https://www.ruffneckscarves.com/collections/uswnt
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Premier League end-of-season grades
Going from top to bottom, we grade every single Premier League team on their 2018/19 performance. Today's sponsors: DOLLAR SHAVE CLUB! Go to http://dollarshaveclub.com/tss and get a starter set for $5 WIX! Build your website for free by going to http://wix.com/TSS1 and use code TSS1 to get 10% off when you upgrade to premium. GRIP6 BELTS! Go to http://grip6.com/tss for special TSS-listener discounts from our favorite belt company in the whole world.
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Richmond Kickers Weekly: leaving it late but gr...
We review the Richmond Kickers 2-0 win over FC Tucson and discuss the USL proposal for a temporary concussion substitute Highlights of the game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5iQBr5LOMk Jeff Carlisle story about the USL proposal for a temporary concussion substitute: http://www.espn.com/soccer/united-soccer-leagues/0/blog/post/3847375/has-the-usl-found-the-way-forward-in-soccers-concussion-problem  
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Proposed new UEFA Champions League format, if G...
We answer eight questions on today's Total Soccer Show. Here are your timestamps: 3:15 — Why are English teams suddenly doing better in European competitions? 10:30 — What are the pros and cons of the proposed new UEFA Champions League format? Here's the NY Times story by Tariq Panja --> https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/09/sports/champions-league-europe-restructuring.html 25:57 — Of the free transfers available this summer,r whom would you most like to see come to MLS? 33:00 — Today's show is sponsored by Talisman Caps. Go to http://talismancaps.com and use code TOTALSOCCER20 for 20% off any order of $35 or more. 37:00 — If you could pick any player in the world to build a new team around, whom would it be and why? 42:20 — SPOILER ALERT!!! If Game of Thrones Season 8 were a soccer team, which team would it be? 50:00 — How can I monetarily support the USWNT team? 55:27 — Today's show is sponsored by Away Days. Use TSS at http://awaydaysfootball.com for 15% off 58:42 — After Trent Alexander-Arnold's quick corner-kick vs Barcelona, what are the rules for when players can and cannot take quick restarts? 1:04:42 — What does the new Omaha USL League One team have to do be considered successful? 
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Weekend Review: Man City wins the Premier Leagu...
Ryan and Taylor spend most of the weekend in the Premier League as they discuss City's second straight title, as well as all the many, many reasons why Liverpool fans should be feeling optimistic. Less so for Manchester United fans: who needs to go, who should come in, and what's really going on at the club? We (mostly Taylor) have thoughts. There's also a new manager for Schalke, a to-the-wire title race in the Bundesliga, Championship playoffs, and terrible Juventus jerseys! SPONSORS! Today's show is sponsored by... SeatGeek! Use code TSS for $10 off your first ticket. Dollar Shave Club! Go to http://dollarshaveclub.com/tss and get a starter set for $5
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What makes a good stadium, what went wrong for ...
Daryl and Taylor answer many, many listener questions, including... 1) What makes for a good soccer stadium? What makes a bad one?  2) What do you think has gone wrong at Dortmund this year? 3) Why don't managers sub off their top players more often or much earlier when their teams have a comfortable lead? 4) What are some good variations for penalty shootouts? 5) Who should be the USMNT's starting left back? 6) Would you consider this a successful season for Cameron Carter-Vickers? 7) When you daydream about a title- or cup-winning goal for your favorite team, what does it look like? 8) Why don’t more MLS teams also have women's teams? SPONSORS! Today's show is brought to you by... Policy Genius! Go to http://policygenius.com to get a great deal on life insurance and other types of insurance. Hims! Go to http://forhims.com/totalsoccer to get a Hims hair-loss kit for $5  Wix! Go to http://wix.com/TSS to build a site for free and use code TSS for 10% off if you upgrade to premium  
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Ajax v Tottenham Hotspur in-depth review
We review Ajax v Spurs in the Champions League semi-fina second leg. No spoilers! But we get into deep detail on the tactics and the goals. Today's show is sponsored by Policy Genius. Go to http://policygenius.com to get a great deal on life insurance and other types of insurance. Today's show is sponsored by Hims. Go to http://forhims.com/totalsoccer to get a Hims hair-loss kit for $5 
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Richmond Kickers Weekly: Analyzing the Lansing ...
Daryl and Taylor break down Richmond's dramatic draw with Lansing Ignite. There was a stoppage time screamer of an equalizer... but why did the Kickers find themselves in that position in the first place? D&T take a look at what's working for Richmond and what still needs to improve. After that, Taylor talks to Bobby Warshaw, who was the color commentator for the Kickers' 6-2 win over Virginia United in the US Open Cup. Bobby talks players that impressed, tactical conundrums, and (paraphrasing) why short corners are good and long corners are dumb. Highlights! Lansing draw: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8CIVXi6Z_8 Virginia United win: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9xpSN-j_BU
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Liverpool v Barcelona in-depth review
We break down the tactical setups and the goals from the Liverpool v Barcelona Champions League semi-final second leg SPONSORS! Go to http://hellofresh.com/TSS80 and use code TSS80 for $80 off your first month Use code TSS at http://awaydaysfootball.com for 15% off your order
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Weekend Review: Fabinho flops on the field, Man...
Ryan and Taylor take an extended look at this weekend's Premier League action, and ponder important questions like... 1) Who should be more nervous: Manchester United fans or Arsenal fans? 2) Has Maurizio Sarri been a success or a failure... or maybe something in-between? 3) Who was more Spursy this weekend: Dortmund or Tottenham? 4) What club can possibly afford Gareth Bale's wages? 5) What's in store for the Championship playoffs? SPONSORS! Today's show is sponsored by... SeatGeek! Use code TSS for $10 off your first ticket. Hims! Go to http://forhims.com/totalsoccer to get a trial month of Hims hair loss solution for $5.
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Should the US national teams have nicknames? Wh...
We have eight listener questions for you, but we open with some analysis of TSS co-host Ryan Baileys recent athletic exploits. Here's the video, which we break down, in detail, on the first couple pf minutes of todays episode: https://twitter.com/RyanJayBailey/status/1123971753309552641 And here are the questions, with timestamps: 5:05 — —Why don’t our national soccer teams have nicknames? 11:20 — If Bobby Wood were to move to MLS, what team or teams would be a good fit? 21:20 — How much of Christian Pulisc's transfer fee value was his Americanness? 28:50 — Today's show is sponsored by Talisman Caps. Go to http://talismancaps.com and use code TOTALSOCCER20 for 20% off anything priced $35 or more. 32:10 — Who would we pick as our 30th MLS expansion team? 40:20 — Does USL's split into 3 divisions and MLS's continued (and future) expansion point towards eventual pro/rel? 45:00 — Who would be the better Scotland national team manager — Bruce Arena or David Moyes? 49:25 — Today's show is sponsored by Grip6. Be a patriot and go to http://grip6.com/tss for the TSS listener discounts 51:55 — In the year 2040, will there be more English players in the NFL or more Americans in the Premier League? 56:45 — Does Man Utd's recent poor run of form vindicate Jose Mourinho?
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