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Uncovering the underbelly of American soccer

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    • 4.9 • 276 Ratings

Uncovering the underbelly of American soccer

    Yael Averbuch West on the importance of individual work in player development

    Yael Averbuch West on the importance of individual work in player development

    0:00 - Taylor and Travis give an update on the show and discuss some of the things they've been watching and reading while live soccer has been off the airwaves.
    12:59 - Yael Averbuch West discusses Techne Futbol and the importance of individual work in player development.

    • 35 min
    Who is the next big USMNT dual national, will Canada eventually take over Concacaf, and more listener questions

    Who is the next big USMNT dual national, will Canada eventually take over Concacaf, and more listener questions

    Taylor and Travis do their best to answer your listener question!
    Who is the next dual-national that could help the national team that wasn't involved in our youth national teams? Here's a link to the Kim McCauley article I mentioned: https://www.sbnation.com/2020/3/19/21183601/building-a-better-usmnt-together-football-manager-fm20
    Why don't we see more college coaches making the jump like they do in football or basketball?
    What are the best non MLS-affiliated USDA programs?
    Who's the best classic target forward coming through the ranks that's not already a pro? If Liga MX and MLS combine at some point down the line, what will that look like and is it a good thing for American players? Has there been any hint that NWSL clubs are going to launch concerted academy initiatives? What do you think of the sleeping giant that is the Canadian men’s national team? If Don Garber tasked you with selecting the locations for the next MLS expansion teams, where do you put them and why? Why does the Olympics only allow for the U23 men to play but there is no age restriction for the women’s team? Do you think this is open to changing? Are there athletic scholarships for NAIA?

    • 48 min
    US men's Olympic qualifying roster, plus the U20 women are Concacaf champions!

    US men's Olympic qualifying roster, plus the U20 women are Concacaf champions!

    Taylor and Travis break down the 23-man squad Jason Kreis has assembled for Olympic qualifying. Who are the notable omissions and what do they say about the state of the program? Who will be knocking in the goals? Who should start in midfield? Will there be a goalkeeper? All that and much more!

    • 39 min
    The most exciting youngsters in the USL Championship

    The most exciting youngsters in the USL Championship

    Who are the young players to watch in the 2020 USL Championship? The Athletic's Jeff Rueter joins the podcast this week to break down the league's relationship with player development, names to know for this season, and much more.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    10 young domestic players to watch in MLS this season

    10 young domestic players to watch in MLS this season

    Joe Lowery joins this week's podcast to chat about some of the up-and-coming young U.S. players to watch ahead of the start of the 2020 Major League Soccer season.

    • 55 min
    Previewing the US U20 women's national team ahead of the 2020 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship

    Previewing the US U20 women's national team ahead of the 2020 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship

    Taylor and Travis take a long look at the US U20 women's national team ahead of the start of the 2020 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship. They break down the roster, discuss some potential key performers, ponder coach Laura Harvey's possible tactics, and much much more. They also get into how this might be Sophia Smith's tournament and what that might mean for her career going forward.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
276 Ratings

276 Ratings

Itliterallycouldntbeworse ,

Wish it came back

Gggg

Snowhound 10 ,

Great insight and analysis!

Taylor and Daryl have a great dynamic between them, and their analysis and connections within the community form a fabulous show I don’t miss. As a soccer fanatic looking to refine my tactical analysis and how I watch the game, their show has been an amazing find. Soccer 101 also has some great episodes for newer soccer fans as well as seasoned ones.
Thanks guys!!

AlexRendon92 ,

Vital for the American soccer nerd

American soccer development is getting better, and along with it, so is the coverage. This is essential listening for anyone who is into development in the US, and for any fan who needs a bit of hope for the future of the game!

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