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Mark McKenzie on USA-Mexico, WCup qualifying, responding to racism & Champions League qualification
How did Mark McKenzie bounce back from his Nations League final gaff? Why did he decide to tackle racism head on? How did he break into the Genk team that qualified for Champions League? What’s the best musical chairs tactic? Andrew, David and Charlie bring you a show with three important conversations. First, Austin FC supporter Jorge Chavez ahead of the opening of Q2 Stadium. Then, McKenzie. Finally, Israel Solomon, who designed the commemorative box and jersey numbers you’ll see this weekend in celebrations of Juneteenth.
2:39 – Does Extratime have a coastal bias???
5:16 – Interview: Jorge Chavez, Austin FC Supporter, on Q2 Stadium
17:50 – What to expect from Austin FC’s stadium opener
19:51– Interview: Mark McKenzie
How he bounced back in the Nations League final What it was like to experience the USA - MEX rivalry How he decided to deal with the racial abuse and hate he received Juneteenth and the need for action, not just words Orange Slices podcast Breaking through in Belgium at Genk 1:11:20 – Are Houston Dynamo LAFC lite?
1:13:42 – Jim Curtin contract extension
1:14:11 – ESPN+ Games of the Week
1:19:17 – Interview: Israel Solomon on his art and celebrating Juneteenth
1:31:40 – Mailbag
Pulisic's best USMNT position? Club soccer or international? Pizarro to San Jose? Mailbag pod!
Mailbag pod! David, Doyle and Calen go through all your tweets, mail and messages, starting with the CanMNT’s business-like win in Haiti. Plus, what do you enjoy more … club soccer or international? Are Austin FC ready for Q2 Stadium? What if Inter Miami traded Rodolfo Pizarro to San Jose for a Matias Almeyda reunion? Could NYCFC finally win a trophy? What’s Christian Pulisic’s best position for the USMNT?
3:55 - Canada looking good in World Cup Qualifying
26:01 - What do you enjoy more: club soccer or international soccer?
31:26 - Austin FC finishes off grueling road trip in great shape
42:06 - Why a Rodolfo Pizarro trade makes sense
46:35 - NYCFC is poised for a breakout when MLS returns from the international break
55:24 - Early picks for Coach of the Year
1:01:24 - What’s Christian Pulisic’s best position for the USMNT?
Liga MX vs. MLS? Dream All-Star format! Plus, Dike & Aaronson are big USMNT winners
Charlie Davies is back, and he’s jacked up for a “top bins” show! The guys dig into the USMNT’s convincing win against Costa Rica (LFG Daryl Dike and Brenden Aaronson) then talk MLS All-Star Game presented by Target and the Liga MX vs. MLS format. Who should be Liga MX manager? Who should be All-Stars from around MLS? Plus, D.C. United’s Paul Arriola stops by to help you understand how Liga MX stars will think about the game, why he was “cool as a cucumber during that USA-Mexico game, explain where D.C. United is headed and why it didn’t work out at Swansea.
2:00 - Charlie’s thoughts on USA-Mexico
9:06 - It’s MLS vs Liga MX (FINALLY) for the All-Star Game!
17:32 - Who should coach the Liga MX side in the All-Star Game?
19:39 - Which MLS players should be on this year’s All-Star team?
25:11 - Interview: D.C. United and USMNT winger Paul Arriola
53:01 - Biggest winners from USA - Costa Rica
1:09:56 - Which players should be on the Gold Cup roster?
The USMNT is BACK ... and they're not taking any #$%@! Nations League recap!
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The USMNT is BACK! After years wandering in the wilderness, there’s fire in our bellies once again after a Nations League triumph that will live on in the history of the incredible USA-Mexico rivalry. Andrew, Doyle, Calen and David try to make sense of it all. What does this win really mean? Why is Gregg Berhalter the big winner from Nations League? Should Ethan Horvath have a shot at starting? Did Christian Pulisic have a Landon Donovan moment? And … now what? Costa Rica looms, but so does the Gold Cup and World Cup qualifying.
5:39 - What does this win mean for the USMNT? And El Tri…
18:40 - Our favorite moments from a crazy game
28:44 - Evaluating Christian Pulisic’s performance and THAT photo
33:18 - Why Gregg Berhalter is the biggest Nations League winner
38:23 – Doyle’s tactical breakdown of the game
46:48 - Should there be a competition for the No. 1 goalkeeper spot?
52:33 - Which US center backs do you trust?
1:02:00 - What to do with the No. 9 position
1:05:47 - Where was Yunus Musah?
1:10:10 - Evaluating Gio Reyna’s performance
The USMNT is going to a final vs. Mexico ... but the sky is falling!?! Our take...
Hey, a win is a win, right? NOT ON #USMNT TWITTER. Andrew, Doyle, Calen and David gather after a Nations League semifinal win to sort through the first meaningful game for the US men’s national team in 562 days. That’s a long time, and there were some key data points. What does this mean for Gregg Berhalter’s project? What was good and what … wasn’t? What’s next against Mexico?
1:21 - First thoughts on the US win
12:57 - Evaluating the Brooks - McKenzie partnership
17:44 - What did we see from the US attack?
30:40 - Looking ahead to the Final against Mexico
Nations League is here ... is the USMNT ready? Plus, MLS Wk 7 takeaways!
Is the loss to Switzerland just a friendly with issues that won’t repeat in the Nations League or Concacaf? Or signs of bigger problems to come? Andrew, David and Calen break it all down – Josh Sargent at the No. 9, DM sans Tyler Adams, centerback pairing etc – then talk Canada ahead of a big World Cup qualifying week in the region. We’ve also got your big-picture takeaways from MLS Week 7, including a developing situation between Jozy Altidore and Toronto FC and sanctions handed down to Inter Miami.
3:59 - Any concern for USMNT after Switzerland loss?
17:46 - Nations League/Honduras preview
24:23 - Check in on Canada & the rest of Concacaf World Cup Qualifying
29:20 - Gianluca Busio breakout game
36:49 - Nico Lodeiro out, concern for Seattle?
40:39 - What’s next for Jozy Altidore and Toronto FC?
53:21 - Djordje Mihailovic and Montreal keep winning
55:54 - MLS sanctions Inter Miami
1:08:31 - Caden Clark scores (again) Red Bulls get impressive win
1:10:49 - Mailbag
love this podcast. always entertaining.
Bad USMNT player evals
i’m not a big MLS fan and care almost entirely about the USMNT. the player evaluations offered on this podcast are terrible and skew entirely toward mediocre MLS players.
Oh and immediate 1 star for Matt Doyle
Is there an MLS podcast for grown ups?