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Don't bet against Bruce Arena in the playoffs! Everything you need to know about Conf Semis
Mad Max Fury Road … in the Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs. Hope you were buckled up because Orlando City and Revs had the MLS world on the edge of its seat. In the end, the inevitable: Bruce Arena’s squad is marching on via their DPs, Matt Turner and Tajon Buchanan. Meanwhile, Orlando, Oscar Pareja and Nani are left to wonder … what if? Nashville might wonder the same, but their expansion season is a clear success despite succumbing to the Crew in extra time. The guys argue (OK, yell) about what comes next in the Music City and look ahead to the Western Conference semifinals this week.
2:09 – First impressions of the Eastern Conference Finals
8:03 – Columbus-Nashville game breakdown
10:48 – Gyasi Zardes delivers in extra time
15:13 – Why did Nashville SC fall short?
17:09 – Looking ahead to Crew-New England
21:00 – What’s the next step for Nashville SC? (Lots of arguing/yelling)
32:11 – Orlando City-New England game breakdown
33:01 – Did Orlando’s lack of discipline cost them?
40:26 – How good can Tajon Buchanan be?
45:52 – INTERVIEW: Matt Polster
53:26 – How did Bruce Arena and the Revs become a contender so quickly?
1:03:26 – How can Orlando build on historic season?
1:05:42 – Looking ahead to Seattle-Dallas
1:06:04 – Ricardo Pepi or Franco Jara?
1:07:57 – How should FC Dallas set up to pull off the upset?
1:12:52 – Is it a failure if Sounders don’t make (or win) MLS Cup?
1:15:31 – Looking ahead to Sporting KC-Minnesota
1:16:25 – Will Adrian Heath run it back or start Kei Kamara?
Brown liquor special! Sounders roll LAFC, top seeds crash out in the East ... FULL BREAKDOWN
And then there were eight! The Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs delivered again on Tuesday night, as both of the Eastern Conference top seeds (Union, Toronto FC) saw their seasons end early and the Sounder cruised past, for the second year running, LAFC. The guys burn the midnight oil (in other words, Brown Liquor Special!) to break it all down, preview the Conference Semifinals and chat with Matt Turner (NE) and Dax McCarty (NSH).
4:33 – Seattle Sounders handle LAFC with ease, now MLS Cup favorites
25:51 – How should Luchi, FC Dallas approach Sounders?
29:26 – Supporters’ Shield winners OUT! How Revs ended Union’s season
44:08 – INTERVIEW: Matt Turner on New England win, Carles Gil, goalkeeping in the playoffs
56:44 – How did Nashville upset Toronto FC? Are they the real deal?
1:04:11 – INTERVIEW: Dax McCarty is back again to explain how Nashville built into the year
Rodrigo Schlegel, cult hero! Tim Melia, human wall! Breaking down MLS Cup Playoffs drama
EMBRACE THE INSANITY! We’re talking Rodrigo Schlegel and the shootout that wouldn’t end, Tim Melia stonewalling everyone, Wondo being Wondo, Gustavo Bou golazo winners, Hot Boy and Ricardo Pepi. The 2020 Audi MLS Cup Playoffs have delivered through seven games, and Andrew, David, Charlie and Doyle gather in the middle of the night to round up all the action. We’ve got interview’s with Pepi and Melia, plus previews of Tuesday’s action!
0:40 – Ricardo Pepi calls in minutes after FC Dallas’ big win
5:03 – Most memorable moment of the 2020 playoffs so far?
11:25 – How did FC Dallas get past the Timbers?
21:09 – Wondo, Melia and insanity as Sporting KC outlast San Jose
32:06 – INTERVIEW: Tim Melia reveals his PK secrets
42:11 – Minnesota keep it “boring” as Hot Boy shines in first playoff win
48:49 – INTERVIEW: Dayne St. Clair
53:38 – Was it just a year too early for the Rapids?
55:46 – Orlando vs. NYCFC: Wrap your head around history/the spectacle
59:30 – Crew vs. Red Bulls: Did Gerhard Struber tinker too much?
1:02:32 – PHIvNE: Why Carles Gil could change the Revs’ luck against the Union
1:05:25 – TORvNSH: Charlie Davies’ monologue on narratives around Nashville
1:10:11 – SEAvLAFC: Doyle on how LAFC can get the job done
Lazy narratives in the Eastern Conf., Austin FC's first kit & Daryl Dike on Orlando, int'l decision
Only 24 hours left until Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs soccer. Andrew, David and Charlie start the show with big news: one of them is the owner of the professional soccer team … guess who! Then it’s on to the Eastern Conference bracket, where Nashville SC is the subject of “lazy narratives” and Inter Miami have nothing to lose and everything to gain from a postseason run. Plus, Orlando City’s Daryl Dike joins the show to talk about his path to MLS, his favorite strikers of all-time and a looming international decision between the US and Nigeria. Plus, reactions to the Houston Dynamo’s new crest, Austin FC’s first jersey and Ken Griffey Jr., the Seattle Sounders owner.
1:00 – Charlie Davies, USL owner!
5:02 – Continental Awards recap
11:29 – Houston Dynamo rebrand and first-ever Austin FC jersey
15:56 – Ken Griffey Jr. joins Mariners ownership group
20:27 – D.C. United coaching search … Who are the candidates?
22:20 – New England vs. Montreal: Who has the edge?
29:23 – Nashville vs. Miami: Lazy narratives and redemption opportunities
39:43 – INTERVIEW: Orlando City’s Daryl Dike on rookie season, international choice
1:01:04 – Orlando vs. NYCFC: Best game of Round One? Best game of Round One!
1:05:57 – Crew vs. Red Bulls: Are Columbus MLS Cup favorites now? Can New York pull off an upset?
1:16:55 – Pandemic disrupts LAFC’s upset bid against Seattle Sounders
Sounders in MLS Cup ... AGAIN?! Western Conf. Playoff Preview w/ Steve Zakuani
There’s a chill in the air, and that means the 2020 Audi MLS Cup Playoffs are upon us. Andrew, David, Doyle and Calen dive into the Western Conference bracket. Can anybody really make it to MLS Cup or is there a clear hierarchy? How will international absences affect Round One? Are the Sounders still the favorites? To help answer those questions, Steve Zakuani calls in to explain why Seattle-LAFC is liable to be a banger, what’s up with Brian Schmetzer’s contract talks and sort out who can actually make it to MLS Cup to face the … Union! Also in this show, MLS awards under the microscope and the best matches of the play-in and opening round.
5:28 – Which playoff games are the guys circling on the calendar?
13:38 – Sporting KC … favorites or nah?
18:58 – Did voters get it right with Comeback Player of the Year?
25:55 – Lucas Zelarayan or Robert Beric for Newcomer of the Year?
30:52 – Allstate Goalkeeper of the Year and AT&T Young Player of the Year
36:03 – INTERVIEW: Steve Zakuani talks Sounders, Western Conference
54:57 – SKCvSJ: How can Quakes pull the upset in Kansas City?
1:00:56 – PORvDAL: Can Dallas jump up and shock the Timbers?
1:06:50 – MINvCOL: Upset special again for the Loons?
1:11:45 – Luka Modric to the Galaxy?
1:14:41 – Mailbag!
USMNT reaction w/ Stu Holden! McKennie bosses, Musah shines! No goals, why?
After 285 days, the US national team is back … for a scoreless draw! Despite the lack of goals, there were plenty of positive signs from the young squad for Andrew, Charlie and David to discuss: Weston McKennie is a boss, Tyler Adams is the No. 6, Sergino Dest has sauce, Yunus Musah might/could/maybe commit his future to the squad and Gio Reyna is full of talent even if the final ball didn’t come off. The guys go through their winners then welcome Fox Sports’ Stu Holden to the show for his USMNT and Audi MLS Cup Playoffs takeaways. Plus, Peter Vermes stops by to talk Sporting Kansas City, soccer during Covid and Alan Pulido’s injury.
2:10 – USMNT are back! First impressions
4:54 – Tyler Adams/Weston McKennie boss the midfield
7:47 – Yunus Musah … How does he fit? What did we see from the 17-year-old?
19:36 – INTERVIEW: Stu Holden jumps on to give his thoughts on Wales
22:11 – Holden on Musah … What is his future? Is it with the US?
36:39 – Holden on MLS Cup Playoffs, including Cup prediction
43:07 – INTERVIEW: Peter Vermes on Sporting KC, soccer during Covid
1:09:29 – Mailbag!