36 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 • 545 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

    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.




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    • 27 min
    Nick Hagglund on FC Cincy’s Rivalry With the Crew

    Nick Hagglund on FC Cincy’s Rivalry With the Crew

    It’s Rivalry Week. Across Major League Soccer, bitter rivals, old and new, are gearing up for matches that fans have had circled on their calendars since the 2024 schedule came out.




    Rivalries are a big deal for players too. FC Cincinnati center back Nick Hagglund tells Taylor that when the schedule comes out, the first ones he looks for are the Hell Is Real matchups with the Crew. Born and raised in Cincinnati, Nick talks about the pride and pressure he feels representing his hometown against Columbus, how this derby compares to previous rivalries he’s played in, and what this upcoming clash means to FCC’s season. 




    Plus, Taylor shares some of his favorite memories of New England’s rivalry matches from his time in the league. 




    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.

    • 30 min
    The Greek God of Atlanta

    The Greek God of Atlanta

    On the pitch, Giorgos Giakoumakis comes across as a cocky striker. A bruiser who will do anything to score. An absolute villain. But there’s more to the big man than that. 




    In a special episode of Offside, Giorgos opens up about his life story, including growing up in Crete, his early struggles in the Greek leagues, his scoring titles in Europe, and finally finding a home at Atlanta United. 




    Also, Atlanta players Brad Guzan and Brooks Lennon tell Taylor why Giorgos makes such a great teammate, and technical director Carlos Bocanegra recalls how he convinced Giorgos to make the switch to MLS. 




    Plus, Paul John Dykes, host of the podcast A Celtic State of Mind, shares how GG became a fan favorite at Celtic FC in Glasgow and why they miss him to this day. 




    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.

    • 40 min
    The League of Redemption

    The League of Redemption

    In MLS, there’s no such thing as a win you can count on. 




    Rules around roster-building and salary caps mean even a last-place club can give the league’s best a run for their money on any given week—and the playoff system gives everyone a shot at a dramatic turnaround. 




    This week, we share two of the greatest single-season comebacks in league history: Sporting Kansas City in 2023 and the 2016 Seattle Sounders FC. 




    Taylor sits down with Johnny Russell, Sporting’s captain, to talk about SKC going winless over their first 10 matches last year to making the playoffs. Then Seattle coach Brian Schmetzer discusses leading the Sounders from a lackluster regular season to their first MLS Cup in 2016.




    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.

    • 41 min
    The Joy and Trauma of Sports With Paul Scheer

    The Joy and Trauma of Sports With Paul Scheer

    Comedian Paul Scheer is known for his roles in The League and Fresh Off the Boat, his long-running podcast on bad movies called How Did This Get Made?, and being a die-hard Clippers fan. But in recent years, he’s also been swept up into the LA soccer scene, going to LAFC and Angel City FC matches. 




    On this week’s episode, Paul and Taylor talk about the Messi Mania they experienced at LA Galaxy’s home opener, the need for a Bad News Bears–style soccer movie, and why Paul’s new book, Joyful Recollections of Trauma (out May 21), is the perfect title for a Clippers fan. 




    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.

    • 39 min
    Diego Valeri on Analysis in Spanish, Plus Eric Ramsay’s Minnesota Move

    Diego Valeri on Analysis in Spanish, Plus Eric Ramsay’s Minnesota Move

    Diego “El Maestro” Valeri, less than two years out of professional soccer, is two months into his new job as lead analyst for the Spanish broadcast on MLS Season Pass. On this week’s episode, Diego joins Taylor to talk about the transition to commentary, interviewing Lionel Messi, and his legendary career with the Portland Timbers. 




    Plus, MLS newcomer Eric Ramsay discusses being a first-time head coach for Minnesota United, experiencing a “Wonderwall” victory for the first time, and early signs of progress at the club. 




    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.

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
545 Ratings

545 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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