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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.

    Weekend Review! Man Utd best City, Atletico Madrid play pretty, and Dortmund — what a pity!

    Weekend Review! Man Utd best City, Atletico Madrid play pretty, and Dortmund — what a pity!

    Ryan, Taylor and Graham take a look at the biggest matches in world soccer from the weekend!
    0.00 - Manchester City vs. Manchester Utd: Ole’s hands were firmly on the wheel when Utd ended City’s winning streak—but how did he pull it off?
    23.30 - Liverpool vs. Fulham: Liverpool sixth consecutive home defeat came at the hands of a very impressive Fulham side, who took advantage of the Reds’ energy levels and makeshift backline. 
    37.28 - Atletico Madrid vs. Real Madrid: A highly entertaining game involving Atleti? What are the odds! Diego Simeone’s side shined, but paid the price for letting Los Blancos back into the game. 
    50.10 - Bayern Munich vs. Borussia Dortmund: Der Klassiker’s format was strictly adhered to on Saturday, when BVB made a dominant start, only to fail to kill off the game. 
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Allocation Disorder: Ron Burkle pulls out of Sacramento’s MLS bid, what’s next for MLS expansion, Sam Vines and James Sands sign new contracts, and much more

    Allocation Disorder: Ron Burkle pulls out of Sacramento’s MLS bid, what’s next for MLS expansion, Sam Vines and James Sands sign new contracts, and much more

    Paul and Sam bring you the latest and greatest news from around the world of Major League Soccer. From Ron Burkle pulling out of Sacramento's MLS expansion bid, to thoughts on what comes next for MLS expansion, to original reporting about the format of this year's U.S. Open Cup (and tons of other topics in between), our intrepid insiders have you covered.
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    • 57 min
    A look at the USMNT’s Olympic Qualifying roster, plus should soccer have long shot specialists, does Pellegrino Matarazzo deserve more credit, and more listener questions

    A look at the USMNT’s Olympic Qualifying roster, plus should soccer have long shot specialists, does Pellegrino Matarazzo deserve more credit, and more listener questions

    On this episode, Taylor, Ryan, and Joe fill your ears with some analysis of Jason Kreis' pre-Olympic Qualifying training camp roster and answer your lovely listener questions.
    1) Should soccer take a page out of basketball’s book and have long shot specialists?
    2) What happens when a referee gets injured? Are there substitute referees?
    3) What’s going on with Sebastian Soto? Plus, Olympic Qualifying chat!
    4) Which teams were judged too quickly and have largely defied early-season talking points?
    5) Do we talk about American manager Pellegrino Matarazzo enough? 
    6) What random soccer player or soccer moment lives in your head "rent free"?
    7) Would aligning their schedule with major European leagues help MLS become a selling league?
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Bundesliga catch-up w/ Manuel Veth: What's gone wrong at Schalke, should Gladbach part ways with Marco Rose sooner rather than later, and the unappreciated engine at Bayern Munich

    Bundesliga catch-up w/ Manuel Veth: What's gone wrong at Schalke, should Gladbach part ways with Marco Rose sooner rather than later, and the unappreciated engine at Bayern Munich

    Manuel Veth returns to talk all things Bundesliga! We spend the first 25ish minutes discussing Schalke: what's gone wrong, what can they do to fix their present position, and how challenging might a year in the 2 Bundesliga be? After that, we look at which clubs are handling the pandemic the best, what Wolfsburg have done to have such a strong defense, the decline of Gladbach since Marco Rose announced his departure, Jadon Sancho's return to form, the most under-the-radar player at Bayern Munich, and much much more!
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Americans Abroad Round-Up: Adams shines at the six for Leipzig, Chris “Modern Center Back” Richards looks sharp, Dest plays in a new spot for Barca, and more

    Americans Abroad Round-Up: Adams shines at the six for Leipzig, Chris “Modern Center Back” Richards looks sharp, Dest plays in a new spot for Barca, and more

    Taylor and Joe talk about specific moments from a handful of Americans who played over in Europe this weekend. From Tyler Adams' dominant defensive performance in central midfield to Chris Richards looking like a modern center back to Gio Reyna’s struggles, there are plenty of noteworthy topics to discuss! You can find the full list of Americans discussed on the show down below.
    1) Chris Richards
    2) Matthew Hoppe
    3) Gio Reyna
    4) Tyler Adams
    5) Tim Weah
    6) DeAndre Yedlin
    7) Josh Sargent
    8) Sergiño Dest
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Weekend Review! Koeman takes Barca higher, Chelsea & Man Utd fail to inspire

    Weekend Review! Koeman takes Barca higher, Chelsea & Man Utd fail to inspire

    Ryan, Taylor and Graham break down the biggest moments from the biggest games of the weekend! Hurrah!
    0.00 - Chelsea vs. Manchester United: The latest edition of this Big Six clash ended in a goalless draw with little spectacle. Who saw that coming? Everyone did? Oh, right.
    19.44 - RB Leipzig vs. Borussia Mönchengladbach: East Germany gave us the best game of the weekend, in which Leipzig came back from two goals down to add further misery to Marco Rose's Gladbach.
    33.19 - Roma vs. Milan: Zlatan may have had an off-day, but Milan were set up for success in their visit to the Stadio Olimpico.
    43.58 - Sevilla vs. Barca: Things may be looking grim off the field, but there were no issues on it for Barca! Ronald Koeman took a tactical gamble, and it paid off.
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    • 1 hr 3 min

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Love it!

Love the content and like how detailed you guys all are!

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Great episode about the USWNT

Really like when you talk about the women soccer team!
More of this material please!!

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TSS gives me all the detail and coverage of my beloved MLS, especially the crazy labor negotiations and transfer details. Go to the source for the great minds from the Athletic that other pods cite in their shows. Thanks TSS for keeping me in the know.

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