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Is PPG the right solution to schedule imbalance? Ray Gaddis talks Union evolution
These are unprecedented times, and MLS is taking unprecedented measures to ensure all teams are measured on the same standard. That means points per game will decide playoff seeding and playoff spots. That’s good news for some, and not so good for others. Andrew, David and Charlie weigh in, celebrate another win for the Union, who are on track for their first-ever trophy now that the Supporters’ Shield is back on, then chat with veteran shirt tucker Ray Gaddis, covering the how and why of on-field presentability, the importance of voting and everything in between. Also in this show, the guys argue about MVP candidates (and Defender of the Year), declare Josef Martinez clear troll winner and give Henry Kessler his due not that there’s no Rookie of the Year award.
4:44 – Standings, Shield to be decided on points per game
14:47 – Do the Union have a legitimate MVP candidate?
16:41 – Who should be Defender of the Year? Mensah vs. Zimmerman
23:15 – INTERVIEW: Ray Gaddis’ All-Tuck 5-a-side, Union evolution, voting rights
1:02:28 – Should a fullback be in the running for Defender of the Year?
1:05:27 – What’s the ceiling for the Revolution?
1:16:39 – MLS Predict 6 pres. By BetMGM
MLS and the Election: Who are you voting for? | The Movement, Ep 2
On this episode of The Movement, host and former MLS player Calen Carr examines the issue of voting rights in America, and travels to Pennsylvania to see how the Black Players for Change and the Philadelphia Union opened their stadium as a three-day voter service center, despite opposition. Carr speaks with players and figures across the leagues and reflects on his own political experiences as a player, all with the goal of determining one single but complicated idea: the value of a vote.
Listen and subscribe to The Movement HERE! Extratime driven by Continental will be back on Thursday to chat with Ray Gaddis of the Philadelphia Union and round up Wednesday's action.
Vela is back, and LAFC are scary again! Doop, say the Union! Johannsson to MLS?
Doop! The Union project is fully mature, and they took years of frustrations out on Toronto FC. Andrew, David, Doyle and Calen give Jim Curtin and Philadelphia their due and wonder whether a double is in the cards. A double is possible because the Supporters’ Shield is back, as the decision not to award the trophy in 2020 was reversed by the Supporters’ Shield Foundation. Doyle is, of course, a Shield truther, and he says this proves the trophy means more than it ever has before. Calen, meanwhile, is back on the Carlos Vela hype train, even if LAFC’s star still looks a half step slow. Alicia Rodriguez (SBNation) also drops by to drop some Chicharito and Guillermo Barros Schelotto takes and explain what’s going on in San Jose and Sacramento.
8:00 – Huge win for the Union! What’s it mean, and now what?
25:07 – LAFC gets Carlos Vela back and they’re back in the MLS Cup convo
37:02 – INTERVIEW: Alicia Rodriguez on LAFC, Chicharito, Guillermo Barros Schelotto
58:16 – Playoff races heat up! So who are we watching down the stretch?
1:03:04 – Nagbe? Zelarayan? Maxi? Vela? What’s the biggest return from injury?
1:07:54 – 22U22 and Aron Johannsson in the mailbag!
Who is the best young player in MLS? We tear apart 22 Under 22 list!
The best young players in MLS? Yeah, we’ve got the list. Only we’ve got some tweaks to make and snubs to spotlight as Andrew, David and Charlie debate MLS’s 22 Under 22 presented by Body Armor. Brenden Aaronson or Brian Rodriguez for No. 1? Who has a better career Ayo Akinola or Daryl Dike? Is Paxton Pomykal overrated? Which player would you bet on to have a solid career? Who are the biggest snubs? Also in this show … Drake Hills (Tennessean) joins the guys to talk Nashville SC and candy corn, and the Rapids return to MLS play.
5:17 – Americans in the Champions League + USMNT Nov. friendly takes
9:05 – Breaking down 22 Under 22 presented by Body Armor
17:58 – Brenden Aaronson or Brian Rodriguez for No. 1?
25:00 – Davies: I’d take Akinola over Dike for their careers
32:42 – What’s Cole Bassett’s ceiling? USMNT? Europe?
47:49 – INTERVIEW: Drake Hills (Tennessean) talks Nashville SC
1:08:05 – El Trafico preview and Chicharito’s awful season, plus Rapids return
Jesse Marsch on Aaronson transfer, European perceptions of the American player & Champions League dreams
Life is fleeting, so live it and live it with people you love. Andrew, David and Calen send their love to Daryl Grove, Taylor Rockwell and the Total Soccer Show then turn to the Supporters’ Shield. Why is it going away? What does it mean to players and fans alike? In some other big news, Brenden Aaronson is officially headed to Red Bull Salzburg. The guys discuss the here and now as well as the long-term trickle down, and Andrew chats with Salzburg manager Jesse Marsch about what the Union homegrown brings to the Austrian champions, the perception of American players in Europe and a tough Champions League draw that will test players and manager alike.
3:45 – We’re thinking of you Daryl Grove
9:45 – What’s going on with the Supporters’ Shield?
19:36 – What does Brenden Aaronson’s transfer to Red Bull Salzburg mean now and long term?
27:43 – INTERVIEW: Jesse Marsch calls in from Salzburg to talk Aaronson, the American player and Champions League
1:04:13 – Orlando finally make the playoffs? ORLANDO FINALLY MAKE THE PLAYOFFS!
1:07:40 – Gass: Eastern Conference >>> Western Conference
1:08:55 – Some awesome Continental Tire awards in the mailbag
Mark McKenzie on Union, USMNT, Champions League dreams + Galaxy in need of change
Mark McKenzie dreams of the Champions League, World Cups and playing against the game’s best players. He’s got what it takes to get there, and Andrew and Charlie chat with the Philadelphia Union man about his present and future, a mentally challenging 2019, what voting and the upcoming election means to him and Brendan Aaronson’s rumored move to Red Bull Salzburg. Oh, and Caden Clark bagged another banger! How should the Red Bulls usher the 17-year-old along? Plus, with more games postponed because of COVID-19, how might that affect playoff qualification? Andrew explains how he’d keep things fair, using points per game and minimum games played, then Charlie goes in on the Galaxy after yet another poor performance.
3:04 – Is PPG a fair way to determine playoff teams? Andrew’s solution…
8:12 – Caden Clark’s star is rising. How should the Red Bulls bring him along?
14:20 – INTERVIEW: Mark McKenzie on Union, European dreams, USMNT, voting
51:42 – Calling all Continental Awards nominees and awards!
57:43 – Quick hits from midweek action! SKC penalty shout, Hany Muhktar is Messi-ish
1:02:39 – Charlie goes in on the Galaxy after yet another embarrassing loss
1:11:16 – What happened to the Crew? What’s next for NYCFC