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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.

    Why are soccer trophies called “silverware”, how did the Gold Cup shake up our USMNT depth charts, and many, many more listener questions

    Why are soccer trophies called “silverware”, how did the Gold Cup shake up our USMNT depth charts, and many, many more listener questions

    On today’s show, Taylor, Ryan, Graham, and Joe answer your wonderful listener questions! From USMNT depth charts to transfer minutiae, there was plenty to get to. You can find the full list of questions that we answered down below!
    1) When club options are included in transfers, can a player reject the option by refusing to agree to a new contract?
    2) What is the FC Dallas academy doing differently than everyone else?
    3) How did the Gold Cup shake up our USMNT depth charts? 
    4) Why are soccer trophies called “silverware"? Why silver instead of gold?
    5) Do soccer teams ever have spotters in the stands to help give managers a better idea of what's happening on the field?
    6) How can an offensive team force a defensive team to “chase shadows”? And if your team has been shadow chasing, what can they do to fix that?
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Sebastian Lletget discusses beating Mexico twice in one summer, his most influential national team captains, and how the USMNT has evolved under Gregg Berhalter

    Sebastian Lletget discusses beating Mexico twice in one summer, his most influential national team captains, and how the USMNT has evolved under Gregg Berhalter

    A no-ad episode! Fresh off victory in the Gold Cup (and even fresher off the LA Galaxy practice pitch), Sebastian Lletget is on the show to discuss a pretty significant summer! What was it like to beat Mexico in two different finals, how the national team has evolved under Berhalter since his first camp in January 2019, the player that has come the furthest in terms of development, and much much more!
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    • 23 min
    USWNT v Canada review: How did Vlatko’s U.S. lose to Canada and miss out on a chance for gold?

    USWNT v Canada review: How did Vlatko’s U.S. lose to Canada and miss out on a chance for gold?

    Taylor, Jordan, and Joe convene to talk through the USWNT’s 1-0 loss to Canada in the Olympic semifinals. What went wrong for the U.S.? And how much of it stems from Vlatko Andonovski's coaching? We've got plenty of discussion about those two things - and a host of other topics too - on the show. 
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    • 55 min
    USMNT v Mexico Gold Cup Final review: The U.S. top Mexico in back-to-back finals!

    USMNT v Mexico Gold Cup Final review: The U.S. top Mexico in back-to-back finals!

    What a game! Taylor and Joe review the USMNT’s 1-0 win over Mexico in the Gold Cup Final! Just how impressive was this result for Gregg Berhalter's team? What went right for the U.S. (and wrong for Mexico)? And who impressed? We talk about all that - and much more - on the show. 
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Allocation Disorder: Stock Up/Stock Down for USMNT players at the Gold Cup, San Jose’s GM hunt, Mark-Anthony Kaye traded to Colorado, Austin FC sign a DP, and more

    Allocation Disorder: Stock Up/Stock Down for USMNT players at the Gold Cup, San Jose’s GM hunt, Mark-Anthony Kaye traded to Colorado, Austin FC sign a DP, and more

    On this week’s episode of Allocation Disorder, Paul and Sam give their thoughts on the USMNT’s Gold Cup semifinal game vs. Qatar before diving into a few stories from around MLS. They talk about the latest information regarding the San Jose Earthquakes’ GM search, discuss LAFC’s decision to trade Mark-Anthony Kaye to the Colorado Rapids, chat about Austin’s new DP signing Sebastian Driussi, and much more. 
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    USWNT v Netherlands: Vivianne Miedema puts in a performance that only Julie Ertz could outdo

    USWNT v Netherlands: Vivianne Miedema puts in a performance that only Julie Ertz could outdo

    (Spoilers ahead)
    An ad-free episode! Joe, Jordan, and Taylor spend almost an hour breaking down the USA's penalty-shootout win over the Netherlands in the quarterfinals of the Olympics. Why did the US look so much more confident in the first half than in the second, what did the Dutch do to push the US back, and what secrets have we learned from the penalty shootout? There's also praise for individual performers, constructive criticism for a few others, and a look ahead to the semifinal vs Canada (what changes do we want to see from the USWNT and why)! Also, again, no ads!
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    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
3.3K Ratings

3.3K Ratings

glointhedark25 ,

Great show with great host!

The four host have been really enjoyable! Also loved the lletget interview! Really appreciate when they bring in minority voices in soccer as well.

101eph ,

USWNT vs Sweden Olympic analysis

Wonderful discussion trying to explain the shocking USWNT loss to Sweden in the Olympics. There is very little in-depth analysis of the USWNT matches compared to the USMNT focused podcasts and youtube channel analysis. Thank you for going into detail and explanation. Please continue to breakdown all the future USWNT matches in the future. Your podcast is a great way to learn more and gain more appreciation of "the beautiful game". You are greatly appreciated.

Tanner7202 (why a nickname?) ,

Allocation Disorder-Great Show! BUT, One BIG criticism

I really enjoy hearing Sam and Paul’s insight on MLS etc. and reading what they write.
I do have, what is to me, a CORRECTABLE issue.

Sam, PLEASE stop saying ‘Right’ after every thought or insight you give. It puts the listener and Paul, in a forced position to agree or disagree with you on the subject of the conversation. I understand that it may be a subconscious thing, which means the producers are not doing their job.

As I mentioned before, you two have the best insight, I have found, on MLS. But I am almost to the point I will not listen for the reason stated above.

Now, if I am the only person that has this opinion, I will shut-up and just read what is written.

Thank you ,
Matt Tanner

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