41 episodes

Offside takes you into the world of American soccer—with Taylor Twellman as your tour guide. After nine years in MLS and 13 years as an analyst, Twellman built a reputation for knowing it all—except how to stay onside. Get breaking news and all-access interviews from across America’s ever-changing soccer terrain as Taylor engages players, friends, insiders, and fans with his no-nonsense brand of humor and possibly offside attitude. Whether you’re a seasoned supporter or MLS-curious, you’ll enjoy the ride through American soccer’s unpredictable landscape.

Offside With Taylor Twellman is a Major League Soccer podcast, produced by Apple TV and Rain Delay Media. Listen and follow on Apple Podcasts.
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    • 4.1 • 543 Ratings

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Offside takes you into the world of American soccer—with Taylor Twellman as your tour guide. After nine years in MLS and 13 years as an analyst, Twellman built a reputation for knowing it all—except how to stay onside. Get breaking news and all-access interviews from across America’s ever-changing soccer terrain as Taylor engages players, friends, insiders, and fans with his no-nonsense brand of humor and possibly offside attitude. Whether you’re a seasoned supporter or MLS-curious, you’ll enjoy the ride through American soccer’s unpredictable landscape.

Offside With Taylor Twellman is a Major League Soccer podcast, produced by Apple TV and Rain Delay Media. Listen and follow on Apple Podcasts.
http://apple.co/Offside-MLSSeasonPass

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires macOS 11.4 or higher

    From MLS to Premier League With Tim Bezbatchenko

    From MLS to Premier League With Tim Bezbatchenko

    When Tim Bezbatchenko realized he wasn’t going to be a Major League Soccer player, he knew he still wanted to be around the sport—so after attending law school (while playing on a USL team), he got a job at MLS headquarters. 




    That led to successful stints as president and general manager of Toronto FC, which hoisted an MLS Cup during his tenure, and his hometown club, Columbus Crew, which won two league championships under his leadership. 




    Now he’s taking all that knowledge to a new role as president of Black Knight Football, an organization that oversees AFC Bournemouth in the Premier League as well as clubs in Scotland, France, and New Zealand. 




    Plus, Taylor shares his thoughts on MLS players’ presence in the Euros and Copa América. 




    Offside With Taylor Twellman is a Major League Soccer podcast, produced by Apple TV and Rain Delay Media. Follow and listen on Apple Podcasts.




    Want to talk to Taylor? Call (646) 571-8496 or email offsidepodwithtaylor@gmail.com with questions.




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    • 31 min
    How Europe Has Shaped USMNT’s Haji Wright

    How Europe Has Shaped USMNT’s Haji Wright

    Haji Wright’s introduction to international soccer when he scored the lone goal for the United States against Holland in the 2022 World Cup’s Round of 16.




    Since then, the 26-year-old winger, who has played all over Europe, signed with Coventry City of the English Championship, where he just had his best season yet with 19 goals—seven of them match winners. 




    Haji joins Taylor to talk about his early days playing soccer, his friendships with fellow USMNT players, and the goal that got family members to stop pressuring him to switch to basketball. 




    Plus, Taylor breaks down the significance of San Diego FC’s newest signing, Hirving “Chucky” Lozano. 




    Offside With Taylor Twellman is a Major League Soccer podcast, produced by Apple TV and Rain Delay Media. Follow and listen on Apple Podcasts.




    Want to talk to Taylor? Call (646) 571-8496 or email offsidepodwithtaylor@gmail.com with questions.




    http://apple.co/Offside-MLSSeasonPass

    See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    • 29 min
    RSL’s Pablo Mastroeni, Leader of Men

    RSL’s Pablo Mastroeni, Leader of Men

    Real Salt Lake is off to their best-ever franchise start, leading the West and just three points off from leading the Supporters’ Shield race — four years after finishing near the bottom of the league. 




    One of the key figures behind this turnaround is head coach Pablo Mastroeni. 




    On this week’s episode, Taylor sits down with Pablo to talk about his coaching philosophy, why he thinks stats can take a manager only so far, and why he thinks this RSL team can go all the way. Plus, the two reminisce about their time together on the US Men’s National Team in the 2000s. 




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    Offside With Taylor Twellman is a Major League Soccer podcast, produced by Apple TV and Rain Delay Media. Follow and listen on Apple Podcasts.




    Want to talk to Taylor? Call (646) 571-8496 or email offsidepodwithtaylor@gmail.com with questions.




    http://apple.co/Offside-MLSSeasonPass

    See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    • 37 min
    Concacaf Champions Cup Preview With Sammy Sadovnik & Stu Holden

    Concacaf Champions Cup Preview With Sammy Sadovnik & Stu Holden

    The Crew aim to be the fourth MLS side to win the Concacaf Champions Cup when they travel to face storied Liga MX club Pachuca this weekend. 




    There’s more than continental bragging rights on the line: The winner gets an automatic bid to the next year’s FIFA Club World Cup, which will take place in the U.S. So far, Seattle are the only MLS team to qualify, through their own Concacaf win in ’22. 




    For this week’s episode, Taylor breaks down what to expect with Sammy Sadovnik, Spanish-language play-by-play voice for MLS Season Pass—who’s covered Liga MX for decades—and Stu Holden, FOX Soccer’s lead analyst, who played in the tournament with the Houston Dynamo.




    Offside With Taylor Twellman is a Major League Soccer podcast, produced by Apple TV and Rain Delay Media. Follow and listen on Apple Podcasts.




    Want to talk to Taylor? Call (646) 571-8496 or email offsidepodwithtaylor@gmail.com with questions.




    http://apple.co/Offside-MLSSeasonPass

    See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    • 36 min
    NHL All-Star Filip Forsberg Loves MLS

    NHL All-Star Filip Forsberg Loves MLS

    Filip Forsberg is an NHL All-Star from Sweden, the Nashville Predators’ all-time leading goal scorer, and—since last spring—a minority owner of Nashville SC. 




    Taylor sits down with Filip to talk about his soccer roots, why he loves Swedish superstar Zlatan Ibrahimović, and how he got to experience Nashville SC’s incredible Leagues Cup run last year, which collided with Messi Mania and Inter Miami CF in the final. 




    Offside With Taylor Twellman is a Major League Soccer podcast, produced by Apple TV and Rain Delay Media. Follow and listen on Apple Podcasts.




    Want to talk to Taylor? Call (646) 571-8496 or email offsidepodwithtaylor@gmail.com with questions.




    http://apple.co/Offside-MLSSeasonPass

    See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    • 33 min
    Rivalry Week Is Bigger in Texas

    Rivalry Week Is Bigger in Texas

    Rivalries live and die by the fans. And in Texas, the three teams—FC Dallas, Houston Dynamo, and Austin FC— compete for the Copa Tejas trophy. 




    Soccer culture in Texas is big, dense, and diverse—just like the state. So this week’s episode is all about the fans whose happiness depends on winning Copa Tejas. 




    There’s Paul Fletes, lead trumpet for the supporter band La Murga de Austin, Collin Coovert of Dallas’ El Matador, and Jesus Martinez, co-leader of Houston’s El Batallón, the first barra brava in MLS. They each make the case for why their supporters’ group is the best in Texas and share what it’s like to sit in the stands with the diehards during a Copa Tejas match. 




    Plus, Taylor breaks down Cincy’s big win.




    Thanks to Rigo Rodriguez of La Murga de Austin for providing additional audio.




    Offside With Taylor Twellman is a Major League Soccer podcast, produced by Apple TV and Rain Delay Media. Follow and listen on Apple Podcasts.




    Want to talk to Taylor? Call (646) 571-8496 or email offsidepodwithtaylor@gmail.com with questions.




    http://apple.co/Offside-MLSSeasonPass




    See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
543 Ratings

543 Ratings

P.B.S.508 ,

Insight

Love the insight into the game you get from TT and his guests. The conversations are light hearted but also deep at times which is a nice balance in life and a pod.

EggHunter420 ,

Not for beginners

I’m brand new to soccer and MLS (yeah I’m one of those Ted Lasso people) and while I’m sure those who have been into MLS for a long time get something out of this podcast, it’s just not for beginners like me.

Referencing players and games from 10 years ago and name dropping coaches like we should know who they are. I get so lost that I tune out the whole episode.

Especially being at the start of the new season, with all the new fans joining, i wish he’d offer a little more context for what he’s saying.

NeilStew22 ,

Great Inside Look

I am continually impressed by this podcast. The guests and interviews are fantastic. Cool behind the scenes stories, good analysis, and very well produced. It has gotten me hyped to watch teams I normally wouldn’t.

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