199 episodes

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.

Total Soccer Show: USMNT, EPL, MLS, Champions League and more ... Daryl Grove, Taylor Rockwell

    • Sports & Recreation
    • 4.9, 2.4K Ratings

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.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
2.4K Ratings

2.4K Ratings

AlexRendon92 ,

My only daily listen

I’ve been listening to TSS every day it comes out since 2015, so this review is long overdue. Daryl and Taylor are two of the most entertaining, most knowledgable, and most accessible individuals in the entire American soccer media. I’ve learned so much about the game from their podcast. We’re lucky to have them in our ears as often as we do! Thanks guys!

pbking81 ,

No Daryl, yes problem

When I first found TSS before the 2018 World Cup, I was immediately impressed by Daryl’s enthusiasm for football and the show’s focus on tactical analysis over narrative. Unfortunately, a show that bills itself (as well as The Athletic) as an alternative to the sports entertainment industry giants has made Ryan Bailey a prominent fixture. His snark does not make for pleasurable listening. For instance, I think calling teams “bottlers” is disrespectful to the losers and winners of any contest. It’s the kind of lazy “analysis” one might expect from certain sports outlets or, worse, sports fans. For Bailey, Liverpool holding a 9 point lead in December (he doesn’t mention Manchester City’s game in hand), diminishes the achievement of amassing the 3rd highest point total in league history. He scoffs at Klopp’s quite reasonable assertion that a side that finished with 97 points did all it could to best a squad that won 14 consecutive games to finish the season, accusing the manager of spinning what was essentially a bottle job. Taylor’s half-hearted rebuttal fails to get at the ridiculous nature of Bailey’s jab because as he reminds listeners so often, he’s a Manchester United fan. Herein lies the problem with the show: the hosts (minus the always objective Grove), who are supposed to be above the mess that has become sports journalism, are often too entrenched in their own fandom to deliver professional analysis. Instead of celebrating what was an incredible season and title race, fought bravely by two historically impressive teams, the hosts move on quickly to another tired lamentation of Manchester United’s predicament. I cannot imagine paying to read Bailey when a certain four-letter network produces this kind of drivel daily. I am optimistic that the show can improve and get back on track, but hopefully without Bailey’s input.

Jhemmers ,

A rather late review

Extremely entertaining and I feel as though I have learned a lot. I’ve been listening to the show for almost 2 years now and I’ve loved every minute of it. I used to commute quite a bit to work and I always looked forward to a new episode to listen to. Now that I no longer have that commute, I still make sure to listen to every one of episodes, even if I’m just sitting on the couch with my coffee while doing so. Please keep it going.

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