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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: Updates on open coaching and GM positions across MLS, Liga MX’s CCL reign continues, how to fix Toronto FC, and more

    Allocation Disorder: Updates on open coaching and GM positions across MLS, Liga MX’s CCL reign continues, how to fix Toronto FC, and more

    On this week’s episode of Allocation Disorder, Paul and Sam discuss a host of topics from across MLS. First up: CCL. With MLS’s last remaining Concacaf Champions League entrant now out of the tournament, why do we keep seeing the same old story play out against Liga MX?
    Next, Paul and Sam provide updates on some of the open coaching and GM positions across MLS. What’s the latest on RSL’s head coaching search? Could Landon Donovan take over that job? Is San Jose getting closer to hiring a new GM? Will the Houston Dynamo be looking for a new coach in addition to a new general manager? And what’s the latest on Vancouver’s head coaching search and Cincinnati’s GM search?
    Then to close out the show, our hosts talk about how to fix an underperforming Toronto FC team. 
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Champions League Matchday 1 Review! Barca continue their free-fall against Bayern, City put six past Leipzig, Young Boys shock Man United, and much more

    Champions League Matchday 1 Review! Barca continue their free-fall against Bayern, City put six past Leipzig, Young Boys shock Man United, and much more

    The Champions League is back! Taylor, Ryan, Graham, and Joe team up to discuss the action from Matchday 1, including (but not limited to) Manchester United’s disappointing performance against Young Boys, Bayern’s win at the Camp Nou, Pep’s City scoring a half-dozen against Marsch’s Leipzig, and Liverpool’s comeback win over Milan.
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Adopting an 'FA Cup-style' World Cup format, Josh Sargent's USMNT career path, confederation confusion + more listener questions!

    Adopting an 'FA Cup-style' World Cup format, Josh Sargent's USMNT career path, confederation confusion + more listener questions!

    It's Listener Questions time! On today's show, Ryan, Taylor, Joe and Graham are on hand to tackle your submissions!
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Americans in Action! Chris Richards is back at Hoffenheim, Weston McKennie starts for Juve after being sent home from USMNT camp, Busio improves for Venezia, and more

    Americans in Action! Chris Richards is back at Hoffenheim, Weston McKennie starts for Juve after being sent home from USMNT camp, Busio improves for Venezia, and more

    It’s Americans in Action time! Taylor and Joe team up to chat about how a number of USMNT players performed for their clubs over the weekend. You can find the full list of players that we discussed down below.
    Before talking about the players, we also discuss U.S. Soccer’s lofty ticket prices for their home World Cup Qualifiers. 
    1) Chris Richards
    2) Cameron Carter-Vickers
    3) Gianluca Busio
    4) Weston McKennie
    5) Quick hits on Nico Gioacchini and Ricardo Pepi
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    • 56 min
    Weekend Review: Ronaldo returns for Man United, Bayern Munich done tearing apart Leipzig for now, Atletico grinds against Espanyol, and Napoli pounces on Juve's errors

    Weekend Review: Ronaldo returns for Man United, Bayern Munich done tearing apart Leipzig for now, Atletico grinds against Espanyol, and Napoli pounces on Juve's errors

    Graham is back! Smiley face. But Joe is absent. Sad face. Nevertheless, there's a whole lot of weekend to review, and we get right to it... by discussing the VMAs. But then it's on to...
    1) Manchester United's win over Newcastle with Ronaldo returning, starting, and scoring a brace. And also, Jesse Lingard is still alive!
    2) Bayern Munich demonstrates that if you take a club's manager, best defender and most important attacking facilitator, it's much harder for them to cause you problems. Just ask Leipzig.
    3) Napoli continues the strong start with a 2-1 over Juventus, whose individual mistakes have us wondering what Allegri needs to fix first and fastest.
    4) Atletico were different, and then familiar... and then they ended up getting two late goals to earn a 2-1 win, thereby proving that the club will never change. As is tradition.
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Champions League Group Stage Preview! Chelsea's Credentials, PSG's Positives and the New Sheriffs in Town!

    Champions League Group Stage Preview! Chelsea's Credentials, PSG's Positives and the New Sheriffs in Town!

    On today's bonus episode, Ryan Bailey, Taylor Rockwell and Joe Lowery preview the 2021-22 Champions League season! The gang go group-by-group to look for the likely contenders, the potential slip-ups and the most exciting players!
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    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
3.3K Ratings

3.3K Ratings

Asherjmusgrave ,

The best.

I’ve been listening to this show for years, I grew up listening to it with my dad and almost felt like I knew the guys even though I never met them.😂 I’m so happy with the way you guys have been able to to evolve over time and always keep it fresh. The dynamic between Taylor, graham, joe, and Ryan is superb (even though for the longest time I hated Ryan 😅) keep it up guys!! I look forward to every episode!!!

VTPack919 ,

Great Pod for USMNT Fans

I love the format of the episodes… Quickly rose to my favorite pod is the USMNT-sphere. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a good pod covering NT soccer.

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I love football ⚽️

I love the fact that they are just ripping on each other, it makes it really enjoyable to listen to.

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