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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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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.

    Allocation Disorder: USMNT roster predictions for Qatar + MLS summer transfer window storylines

    Allocation Disorder: USMNT roster predictions for Qatar + MLS summer transfer window storylines

    Sam Stejskal and Paul Tenorio have let the news of MLS and Apple's TV deal marinate, and now give their additional reflections. Plus, the most concerning areas for the USMNT roster heading into the World Cup. And, what are the most interesting storylines for the MLS summer transfer window?
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Listener questions! Overrated goals, favorites at the women’s EUROs, building our own clubs, and more

    Listener questions! Overrated goals, favorites at the women’s EUROs, building our own clubs, and more

    It’s listener questions time! Taylor, Ryan, Graham, and Joe gather around their respective microphones and tackle your wonderful questions. You can find the full list that we answered down below:
    1. What is a goal that everyone loves, but that you think is overrated?
    2. Why isn’t stoppage time more precise?
    3. If we could be in charge of a team in any country and in any league, where would that team be?
    4. If we assembled a TSS coaching staff, who would be the head coach, assistant coach, statistician, etc?
    5. Which teams are the top contenders going into the women's EUROs?
    6. With the winter World Cup coming up, how will fantasy soccer be impacted?
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    • 57 min
    Looking ahead to the 2022 World Cup: France and England aren't having a good time, tournament favorites and underdog stories, geopolitics all over, and much much more!

    Looking ahead to the 2022 World Cup: France and England aren't having a good time, tournament favorites and underdog stories, geopolitics all over, and much much more!

    With all 32 participants in the World Cup now set, Graham, Joe, Ryan and Taylor take a look ahead to this winter's World Cup... even thought it will still be 85 degrees in Qatar. We go through each group to discuss latest developments, and get to the bottom of questions like:
    1) Will Qatar be competitive in a talented group?
    2) How concerned should England fans be about their recent form, and does form even matter in a group with this many relationships?
    3) Is this Argentina's year?
    4) Why is Denmark suddenly better than France?
    5) Will European giants dominate in Group E, or might the minnows find a way through?
    6) Who wins between Croatia and Canada?
    7) Brazil... still quite good? TLDL: yes
    8) Can Portugal play attractive soccer in a group that might reward a more practical approach?
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    MLS Catch-up: Columbus’ record transfer, NYCFC and LAFC making changes, a great story in Dallas, and much more

    MLS Catch-up: Columbus’ record transfer, NYCFC and LAFC making changes, a great story in Dallas, and much more

    It's an MLS catch-up episode with Taylor Rockwell and Joe Lowery! We first discuss the Concacaf U20 tournament and the USMNT's opponents in their September friendlies, before going deep on the current MLS season. Joe explains, amongst many other things, how Cucho Hernandez could make the Crew instantly better, where Taty Castellanos should go if he ends up leaving NYCFC, the Union's missing piece that's limiting their on-field success, why TFC will still be fun when Insigne arrives, how the Revolution's sales aren't exactly helping them compete, why Atlanta fans should still be confident about making the playoffs, an MLS title in Texas, and why viewers should keep an eye on RSL.
    Phew. All that - and more - on the show.
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Transfer Analysis: Nunez will give Liverpool new press, but how would Sterling fit in at Chelsea?

    Transfer Analysis: Nunez will give Liverpool new press, but how would Sterling fit in at Chelsea?

    Ryan Bailey, Taylor Rockwell, Graham Ruthven and Joe Lowery are taking a look at the very latest summer transfer deals, including Raheem Sterling's potential move to London —where he might form part of a new-look Chelsea attack — Karim Adeyemi's arrival at Dortmund, and much more!
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Could the U.S. qualify for the World Cup from UEFA, MLS overachievers, all-star XIs, and more

    Could the U.S. qualify for the World Cup from UEFA, MLS overachievers, all-star XIs, and more

    It’s listener question time! Ryan, Taylor, Graham, and Joe combine to answer your lovely questions. You can find the full list that we discussed down below:
    1) With everything going on in Qatar, are we bad people if we still watch the World Cup?
    2) What can Gareth Southgate do to take England to the next level?
    3) Would the USMNT have qualified for the World Cup if they were in UEFA, CONMEBOL, or CAF?
    4) Would a combined North America national team be a contender to win the World Cup in 2022?
    5) What is the best starting XI that you can build from nations that didn’t make it to the World Cup, using at least one player from each confederation?
    6) Based off the most recent MLS salary figures, which teams are over/underachieving?
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    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
3.4K Ratings

3.4K Ratings

The_Buj ,

Best Soccer Pod Around

If you love soccer or even just merely interested, the Total Soccer Show is the podcast to subscribe to! Taylor, Ryan, Graham, and Joe take genuine school boy enthusiasm and love for the game and partner it with bold predictions, technical reviews, and fun banter! The simple grassroots nature of the show is refreshing and requires little soccer knowledge to enjoy. Whether your a lifelong fan of the game or one of the thousands of new fans of the Beautiful Game, you will learn and love this podcast! Check them out and thank me later!

Buffalo_Mike ,

Show description

Maybe it’s about time to review the show description?
Either that or give actual US-centric shows their own fee and stop acting like it’s all the same thing anymore. I’m not saying “Totally European Soccer Show” but it’s pretty much there except the acknowledgment that certain players are American.

Still the best soccer podcast originating from the greater Richmond area.

Sincerely,
Buffalo Mike

civil tongue ,

Excellent Trio

Taylor, Joe and Graham do an excellent job of complementing each other while having their own different opinions. I love how they peek into all the corners of the US men’s team. The recent scouting of Balogun, Wright and EPB was delightful. They did their homework in an insightful appraisal and described each player’s strong points and things to work on in a way you could picture it.The Total Soccer Shows makes my day when I see a new USMNT broadcast.

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