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Long-running American soccer show covering the USMNT, Premier League, Champions League, MLS, and more.

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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.

    Weekend Review: Leicester smash City, VAR destroys dreams, and Karim Benzema is still very good

    Weekend Review: Leicester smash City, VAR destroys dreams, and Karim Benzema is still very good

    Ryan and Taylor break down all the best action (that they watched) from this past weekend!

    0:00 - Leicester City v Manchester City: when the 4-2-3-1 goes wrong, it goes really wrong. Also, Taylor apologizes to Leicester fans... again.
    14:25 - Tottenham v Newcastle: Jose awards Man of the Match honors to "people who are not players"
    27:40 - Brighton v Manchester United: Leandro Tossard finds space and Manchester United fans find more consternation.
    45:31 - West Brom v Chelsea: Taylor forgets that there was VAR drama in this game, which of course there was, because it was a game that happened this weekend.
    57:45 - Augsburg v Borussia Dortmund: when slow possession goes wrong.
    1:05:53 - Hoffenheim v Bayern Munich: exposing premature "the season is prematurely over" takes
    1:13:02 - Real Betis v Real Madrid: Karim Benzema is immortal. You heard it here first.
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    • 1 hr 19 min
    Allocation Disorder: making sense of Reggie Cannon's move to Portugal, trying to make sense of the problems for both San Jose and Chicharito

    Allocation Disorder: making sense of Reggie Cannon's move to Portugal, trying to make sense of the problems for both San Jose and Chicharito

    Paul and Sam discuss some recent transfers out of MLS, as well as news updates on league leaders, struggling performers, and hot seat coaches.

    3:26 - MLS continues to sell players, and that’s not a bad thing! Getting into the details involved in Reggie Cannon’s transfer and why the move itself makes a whole of sense. Plus, Lyle the Dog chimes in to support Sam’s arguments, and discuss Zack Steffen’s situation at Manchester City.
    24:23- San Jose Earthquakes still don’t have a good enough roster, and the results are making that crystal clear. Where the gaps in their approach are most obvious, the names who should take responsibility for the state of the team, and why (according to Paul) Matías Almeyda is an evil genius.
    38:10 - Additional thoughts on the season so far, including praise for Columbus’ roster build, creating Orlando City Stan accounts, Chicharito’s disappointing start, and much much more!
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    • 48 min
    MLS catch-up w/ Joe Lowery: why the Galaxy should break the bank for Pavon, how Caleb Porter got Columbus into such good form, and much more!

    MLS catch-up w/ Joe Lowery: why the Galaxy should break the bank for Pavon, how Caleb Porter got Columbus into such good form, and much more!

    Joe Lowery is back on the program to discuss an absurd number of topics, including the hireability of Ben Olsen, why LAFC have struggled to find consistency, and the tactical adjustments Oscar Pareja has made to keep Orlando City's winning ways on track. Plus, praise for the top teams in both conferences, with an eye on where some managers might need to tighten things up a bit.
    The eastern conference conversation is up first, and the western conference begins around the 30:55 mark.
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    A (Belated) 2020-2021 Serie A Preview w/ David Amoyal

    A (Belated) 2020-2021 Serie A Preview w/ David Amoyal

    Taylor talks to David Amoyal about the first week of the Serie A season, as well as the campaign ahead. Wha's gone wrong for Christian Eriksen at Inter, how Atalanta will likely be back to their winning ways, why Sassuolo are the new Atalanta, how this could be a make-or-break season for Antonio Conte, and much much more!
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    A (Belated) 2020-2021 La Liga Preview w/ Graham Ruthven

    A (Belated) 2020-2021 La Liga Preview w/ Graham Ruthven

    Graham Ruthven makes his triumphant (I'm assuming he was feeling triumphant) return to the show to discuss all things La Liga: top four contenders, the Messi-Koeman relationship, ideal replacements for Antoine Griezmann at Atletico Madrid (yes, this is still an issue), Real Madrid's potential depth concerns, and much much more! Plus, there's an American in La Liga, and possibly another to follow? What a strange strange world it is!
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    • 55 min
    Weekend Review! More tough times for Kepa, Bielsa's Leeds can't stop scoring (or conceding), and Erling Haaland is entirely too tall

    Weekend Review! More tough times for Kepa, Bielsa's Leeds can't stop scoring (or conceding), and Erling Haaland is entirely too tall

    On this Weekend Review edition of The Total Soccer Show...
    0:00 - Ryan loves the Peacock app (disclaimer: the opposite of this is true)
    7:07 - Chelsea v Liverpool: Kepa keeps the current keeper conflict continuing
    24:34 - Manchester United v Crystal Palace: Woodward's transfer strategy (or lack thereof) comes home to roost.
    41:33 - Leeds v Fulham: who needs to defend when you can just score goals on a whim?
    50:17 - Southampton v Tottenham: when pressing takes a day off, Son runs rampant
    59:02 - Borussia Dortmund v Borussia Monchengladbach - The four players that connected for Dortmund's three goals have a combined age of 74. 74 divided by 4 equals young.
    1:06:30 - Weston McKennie starts for Juventus, and Taylor is rational and calm about the whole thing.
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    • 1 hr 11 min

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