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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: Greg Vanney leaves Toronto, plus recapping Sporting KC vs. Minnesota United, Seattle Sounders-FC Dallas and previewing the Conference Finals

    Allocation Disorder: Greg Vanney leaves Toronto, plus recapping Sporting KC vs. Minnesota United, Seattle Sounders-FC Dallas and previewing the Conference Finals

    Before discussing some of the biggest off-the-field news in Major League Soccer, Paul and Sam sink their teeth into the most recent MLS Cup Playoff games, talking rosters, tactics, and more. 
    0:45 - With their roster turnaround and their recent on-field performance, it’s time to give Adrian Heath, Mark Watson, and Minnesota United the credit they deserve. 
    19:55 - Some rapid-fire analysis of Seattle Sounders versus FC Dallas - and then some Western Conference Final previewing.
    23:53 - You thought this show was going to be all Western Conference, didn’t you? Well, never fear! Eastern Conference chat is here, featuring the New England Revolution and the Columbus Crew.
    37:28 - Greg Vanney has officially left Toronto FC. Who should replace him as Toronto’s head coach? Plus, analysis of the other coaching vacancies around MLS.
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    • 59 min
    Zlatan’s FIFA Fury, Thierry Henry’s New Entourage & Man Utd’s Cyber Attack w/ Brooks Peck!

    Zlatan’s FIFA Fury, Thierry Henry’s New Entourage & Man Utd’s Cyber Attack w/ Brooks Peck!

    It’s a Dirty Tackle reunion of sorts on today’s episode of TSS! Ryan Bailey is joined by DT founder Brooks Peck to look at some weird and wonderful recent stories from the beautiful game, including Joleon Lescott’s accidental comeback and the bizarre world of “Socker Slam”! 
    Listen carefully, and DT fans may hear an appearance from a familiar special guest, too…
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    USMNT December roster analysis w/Bobby Warshaw

    USMNT December roster analysis w/Bobby Warshaw

    Earlier this week, U.S. Soccer gave us all an early Christmas present: a shiny, brand-new USMNT roster for the United States' game against El Salvador on December 9th. The roster is almost entirely made up of domestic-based, Olympic-eligible players, so it's an exciting group!
    Joe Lowery is joined by Bobby Warshaw to break down the roster and pick their preferred starting elevens for the 9th.
    Way more important and way more exciting than the USMNT roster: congratulations to Taylor and Margaret Rockwell on the birth of their daughter! We’re so, so happy for the Rockwell family and grateful that both mom and baby are healthy.
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    • 59 min
    Is the USWNT better than ever? U.S. vs. Netherlands analysis, a player pool deep dive, and Vlatko discussion w/Meg Linehan

    Is the USWNT better than ever? U.S. vs. Netherlands analysis, a player pool deep dive, and Vlatko discussion w/Meg Linehan

    Joe Lowery is joined by The Athletic’s Meg Linehan to talk about all things United States Women’s National Team! Joe asks Meg about the U.S.’s first game in 8 months, the emerging young talent in the player pool, and the differences between Vlatko Andonovski and Jill Ellis.
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    • 53 min
    Weekend Review: Man Utd come back, Real Madrid and Dortmund fall flat

    Weekend Review: Man Utd come back, Real Madrid and Dortmund fall flat

    Ryan Bailey and Graham Ruvthen put the world to rights b y breaking down the biggest games of the weekend:
    4:00 - Chelsea vs. Tottenham: How was Harry Kane kept quiet, and which manager is happier with a Stamford Bridge stalemate?
    20:32 - Southampton vs. Manchester United: Ole’s hands slipped off the whee; but Edinson Cavani was there to place them back! 
    36:50 - Real Madrid vs. Alaves: Zinedine Zidane had a few key players missing as the Spanish giants dropped points. Again.
    46:47 - Borussia Dortmund vs. Köln: Lucien Favre’s job prospects took a hammering as Cologne left a bad smell at the Westfalenstadion. 
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Allocation Disorder: recapping Orlando City-NYCFC, Sporting KC vs San Jose and Portland v Dallas, plus what happens next season for Miami, NYCFC, and more

    Allocation Disorder: recapping Orlando City-NYCFC, Sporting KC vs San Jose and Portland v Dallas, plus what happens next season for Miami, NYCFC, and more

    Paul and Sam are recording Tuesday for a Thursday release, so they're breaking down the Tuesday night names.
    0:00 - Recapping the weekend's playoff games, and the intense entertainment therein, featuring a whole lot of Orlando City-NYCFC. What happened behind the scenes of one of the wildest games in MLS history? Why did Oscar Pareja go running into the dressing room? How many times did we think the game was over? What will happen next for Orlando with two starters suspended for the next round?
    21:15 - The Wondo Love Machine rolls on, even if San Jose does not: Sporting KC vs San Jose review, plus a strange analogy involving bad breath from Sam. Also, where do San Jose go from here and will Wondo be back?
    33:02 - Fast forwarding past Minnesota United to talk Portland v Dallas. How Portland's major problem this season was on display against Dallas, plus another incredibly dramatic penalty shootout and the glory of centerback penalties.
    38:52 - Taking a look back at the teams who are out of the playoffs and where they go from here next season, featuring Miami, NYCFC, NY Red Bulls, and more!
    49:48 - Things Paul and Sam are thankful for, including Orlando City, the USMNT, and MLS in general.
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    • 57 min

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