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Daily soccer show covering the USMNT, EPL, MLS and more.
US Soccer Presidential Forum review — pros and cons for every candidate
Jan 23 • 116 min
Really big show today. Two hours big. So hold on to your butts. We open by discussing the revelations regarding Jonathan Gonzalez, which aired on the Max and Herc podcast. We also encourage you to find that show and listen to it for more info. At 11:24,…
Live show with Alexi Lalas and Tab Ramos
Jan 22 • 53 min
On January 18, we collaborated with Howler magazine to host a live show at Jose Pistola’s bar in Philadelphia. George Quraishi of Howler M.C.’d the event and our guests were USMNT legends Alexi Lalas and Tab Ramos. We talked all things US Soccer, from…
Herculez Gomez on minority outreach, plus: United Soccer Coaches Convention roundup
Jan 20 • 41 min
Daryl and Taylor go over the highlights of a whirlwind few days at the United Soccer Coaches Convention in Philly. Then, starting at 22:45, Taylor interviews Herculez Gomez about US Soccer’s minority outreach. Today’s show is sponsored by Enclosed, the…
Transfer Window Update: Sanchez to United Heats Up, Walcott to Everton Happens, and Larin to Besiktas is Confusing
Jan 17 • 47 min
On the newest TSS, we recap the latest happenings in the January window: Sanchez to United seems likely (and maybe Mkhitaryan to Arsenal too?), Walcott goes blue, Arda heads to Turkey, and Kyle Larin would really like to do the same… if Orlando City would…
Should US fans be more critical of USMNT selection?
Jan 16 • 53 min
On today’s show, we answer five listener questions: —Should US fans be more critical of USMNT selection? —Would soccer benefit from an NFL style coaching staff? —Would an MLS European-style schedule be the end of USMNT January camp? —Would “Pro-Rel Lite”…
Weekend Review: Liverpool Pressure City, Arsenal Continue to Stumble, and Referee Kicks Player
Jan 15 • 67 min
Daryl and Taylor utilize their patented thumbs up/thumbs down method to review the weekend’s action, including Liverpool’s wildly entertaining 4-3 win over Manchester City, Arsenal’s (maybe actually not) shocking loss to Bournemouth, Barcelona remaining…
USA 2020 Olympic XI
Jan 11 • 58 min
We open by recapping and reacting to Mike Woitalla’s Soccer America interview with Brad Rothenberg, founder of the Alianza de Futbol showcase, where Jonathan Gonzalez was discovered by Monterrey. Read the interview here:…
Bundesliga review and preview with Matt Hermann of Talking Fussball
Jan 10 • 54 min
Daryl chats about the Bundesliga with Matt Hermann of the Talking Fussball podcast. The winter break is nearly over so Daryl asks Matt to look back on what’s happened so far, and what the second half of the season holds. We also, of course, discuss…
January camp roster deep-dive with Matt Doyle
Jan 9 • 70 min
Daryl calls up Matt Doyle of MLSSoccer.com to talk about two things. For the first 20 minutes we talk Jonathan Gonzalez, including a couple of really smart ideas from Matt about roles and programs US Soccer and/or American soccer could put in place. At…
How did US Soccer lose Jonathan Gonzalez to Mexico? (an emergency podcast)
Jan 8 • 42 min
Daryl calls Taylor to try and figure out how and why Jonathan Gonzalez chose to play for Mexico instead of the US, what could have been done to hold on to him, and what US Soccer can do better in the future.
FA Cup Review: Lichaj Downs Arsenal, Liverpool Squeeze Past Everton, and Mark Hughes Exits Stoke
Jan 7 • 65 min
On today’s show, Daryl and Taylor recap the weekend’s FA Cup action, including Nottingham’s 4-2 win over Arsenal, Liverpool’s dramatic late victory over Everton, Jesse Lingard continuing to score wonder goals, and Geoff Cameron doing his level best to get…
Listener Qs: Boxing Day Congestion, National Geographic Layouts, Young DPs, and Geographic Diversity in US Soccer
Jan 4 • 55 min
On today’s episode, we answer your listener questions… 1:29 - Why does the Premier League play 3 matches for each team around Christmas/New Year’s when other leagues take a break? 10:13 - If we had 2 pages in National Geographic to present a map or…
The January transfer window is open!
Jan 3 • 58 min
Daryl and Taylor talk through the signings, stories and rumors of the January transfer window so far. —- Today’s show is sponsored by Squarespace. Build your website for free at http://squarespace.com and then use code TSS when you launch to get a 10%…
10 Things We Hope Happen in 2018
Jan 2 • 53 min
Daryl and Taylor take turns listing the things they’d like to see happen in 2018, ranging from less partisan bickering in US Soccer (not gonna happen) to Pep Guardiola winning the Premier League (definitely gonna happen). In between, they have high hopes…
Very Specific Predictions for 2018
Dec 29, 2017 • 77 min
Daryl and Taylor make some very specific predictions for the coming year, including World Cup top scorer, who will bid for Christian Pulisic, when and how Man City will win the Premier League, and plenty more. Today’s show is sponsored by Howler magazine!…
Soccer Santa Holiday Special (aka Christmas Pun-tacular)
Dec 20, 2017 • 46 min
Daryl and Taylor take turns giving out theoretical gifts to members of the global soccer community… though individuals associated with the USA’s failure to qualify for the World Cup feature prominently. As do puns. So many puns. As mentioned in the…
Youth soccer principles, Pro/Rel in Australia, US Soccer General Manager, and more
Dec 19, 2017 • 56 min
We answer six listener questions on today’s TSS: Does the US Soccer GM role smell fishy? Is there a pro/rel movement in Australia? Do penalty kicks ruin the top scorer chart? What are three “best practices” for youth soccer clubs? How do you spot a great…
Weekend Review: Man City Keeps the Streak Alive, Pulisic Finally Gets A Goal
Dec 18, 2017 • 69 min
We review as much of the weekend’s action as two sets of eyes can handle, including Manchester City’s continued dominance in the Premier League, Christian Pulisic and Weston McKennie have happy weekends, and Mark Hughes rants while Hodgson and Moyes…
Star Wars XI (from Dec. 2015)
Dec 15, 2017 • 49 min
We took the day off to go and see Star Wars: The Last Jedi. But back in 2015, we recorded our Star Wars XI, each of us picking a soccer team made up of Star Wars characters. We hope you enjoy. Today’s show is sponsored by FUTCHI! Use the discount code…
Two possible plans for Pro/Rel
Dec 15, 2017 • 76 min
Daryl and Taylor do not have the power to implement promotion and relegation in the United States. But they do have the time and inclination to do some thinking, write down their best ideas, then meet in studio to present their plans to each other. That’s…
Premier League Review: More Controversy for Liverpool, More Goals for Manchester City
Dec 13, 2017 • 60 min
We use our patented thumbs up/thumbs down model to review the midweek Premier League action: Klopp will be angry with another referee, City will be happy to keep their streak alive, and David Moyes will be happy with a point. We also answer more listener…
Champions League Draw Reaction, Plus Nagbe on the Move and Listener Questions
Dec 12, 2017 • 55 min
Daryl and Taylor give their quick reactions to Monday’s Champions League knockout round draw, and then discuss Darlington Nagbe’s possible move from Portland to Atlanta United. After that, we answer your listener questions: should MLS change its schedule?…
Manchester and Merseyside Derbies, Plus 2017 MLS Cup Review
Dec 11, 2017 • 72 min
Daryl and Taylor use their thumbs (both up and down) to review the weekend’s Premier League action, most notably Manchester City’s 2-1 victory over Manchester United and Liverpool’s disappointing (depending on your perspective) 1-1 draw with Everton.…
Hope Solo’s candidacy for USSF president, Liga MX Final, Manchester Derby preview
Dec 8, 2017 • 52 min
Daryl opens today’s show with a solo update on Columbus Crew. For more detail, read Kevin McCauley’s write-up here: https://www.sbnation.com/soccer/2017/12/7/16748288/save-the-crew-columbus-ohio-attorney-general-mike-dewine-browns-law 2:00 — Daryl and…
How to watch soccer, the most annoying soccer phrases, and playing 4-2-2-2
Dec 7, 2017 • 67 min
TSS is sponsored by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health-conscious people like runners, cyclists and soccer players get lower rates on life insurance. Go to http://healthiq.com/tss to support the show and see if you qualify. TSS is also…
Champions League review: Pogba posterizes, Aubameyang interviews, Liverpool practice the three-man weave
Dec 6, 2017 • 45 min
We review the Champions League group stage finale, offering thumbs up and down on the undramatic but nonetheless entertains action. Today’s show is sponsored by FUTCHI — go to https://www.playfutchi.com/products/futchi_rebounder and used “TSS2017” for a…
2017 MLS Cup Final: Toronto v Seattle - Tactical Preview and Specific Predictions
Dec 5, 2017 • 63 min
We start off today’s show by recapping the latest developments in the US Soccer Presidential race: Sunil Gulati won’t be running but Kathy Carter of SUM definitely will be. Who is our newest candidate and what is she all about? Then we turn our attention…
Weekend review: Lingard relentless, De Gea unbeatable, Hazard unstoppable, Coutinho goes low
Dec 4, 2017 • 76 min
Our weekend review of the Premier League starts with Arsenal v Man Utd, explaining how Mourinho’s team made such a fast start to the game and why De Gea was so tough to beat. That’s the first 20 minutes or so, after that we offer a thumb up or down for…
World Cup Draw Reactions and Analysis, Plus MLS Cup Playoffs!
Dec 1, 2017 • 56 min
We take a look at each group now that the 2018 World Cup draw is complete. They are: Group A: Russia, Uruguay, Egypt, Saudi Arabia Group B: Portugal, Spain, Iran, Morocco Group C: France, Peru, Denmark, Australia Group D: Argentina, Croatia, Iceland,…
The USMNT and the two fullbacks who could one day make it better …
Nov 30, 2017 • 61 min
On today’s show, Daryl talks to Adam Belz of Scuffed newsletter about two American fullbacks currently seeing the field in high-profile European leagues: Shaq Moore, who’s playing for Levante in La Liga in Spain and Antonee Robinson, who’s playing for…
The 10 Best Backyard Soccer Games to Play
Nov 29, 2017 • 65 min
0:00 - The Red Bulls didn’t get an actual offer for Tyler Adams, but that won’t stop us from speculating on his actual worth and his possible, future career destinations. 10:26 - Sam Allardyce and Alan Pardew are gainfully employed once again… for the…
World Cup 2018 draw preview (and why there will be no group of death)
Nov 28, 2017 • 62 min
On today’s show we preview the FIFA World Cup draw, which happens this Friday at 10 a.m. Eastern, explaining how the pots work and why we’re confident there will be no group of death. We also answer five great listeners questions: 18:10 — Does Klinsmann…
Weekend review: Borussia Dortmund vs Schalke special
Nov 27, 2017 • 72 min
We go DEEP on the epic Dortmund vs Schalke game — deeper than a Benjamin Stambouli pass. If you’re looking for a long chat about what happened in that epic game, including our thoughts on the performances of Weston McKennie and Christian Pulisic, this is…
Soccer Thanksgiving, Plus Some Champions League Chat
Nov 22, 2017 • 44 min
On today’s episode, Daryl and Taylor take a quick look at some of the action from Wednesday’s Champions League matches. Then we each take turns listing the things we’re thankful for, which range from a particular type of IPA to promising Americans around…
MLS playoffs first leg review, Porter out, MLS expansion, 2020 Olympics
Nov 22, 2017 • 62 min
We review the first legs of Columbus vs Toronto and Houston vs Seattle, discuss Caleb Porter’s surprise Timbers exit and answer listener questions related to MLS expansion, where Man Utd should play Anthony Martial, and why there’s no 2020 Olympics talk.…
Champions League review: Liverpool and Sevilla’s set-piece silliness, Alli’s assist, Foden’s debut and more
Nov 21, 2017 • 61 min
We round up the Tuesday Champions League action — of which there was WAY more than we bargained for. Lots of fun stuff to talk about here. We also answer two listener questions: Should US Soccer help talented young American players get EU passports? If…
Weekend review: Arsenal force Spurs long, Yedlin’s cutback, Paul is Pogback, and De Bruyne makes that noise
Nov 20, 2017 • 75 min
Our weekend review features a Premier League roundup, plus the highlights of Americans abroad. From Arsenal beating Spurs at theor own game to Paul Pogba’s return to action to Weston McKennie and Jonathan Gonzalez impressing in midfields either side of…
Ask The Ref! w/ TSS Official Referee Consultant Scott Zawadzki
Nov 17, 2017 • 66 min
Official Referee Consultant Scott Zawadzki returns to the show to answer your officiating-centric questions, including… Why don’t referees give more cards for “talking back” to the referee? If you could referee a match involving one of the bad boys of…
How the CONCACAF Nations League impacts the USMNT, plus: listener questions galore!
Nov 16, 2017 • 72 min
We open the show by discussing the news about the CONCACAF Nations League. That’s literally the first 18 minutes of the show. Did we go long? Maybe, yes, but we definitely got into some detail. 18:40 — Today’s show is sponsored http://www.fanfutsal.com.…
Drafting the “Did Not Qualify for the World Cup” XI
Nov 15, 2017 • 60 min
1:14 - Revisiting yesterday’s conversation about the rumored move by US Soccer to create a pre-World Cup tournament for some of the countries that failed to qualify. 19:23 - Today’s show is supported by Health IQ, a life insurance company that celebrates…
Portugal vs USA review — the kids are alright
Nov 14, 2017 • 71 min
We review the USA’s 1-1 draw away to Portugal, which featured some encouraging performances from young players and a glimpse at how the US Men’s National Team might approach games in the future. We also talk about Bruce Arena’s appearance in the Fox…
Portugal vs USA preview — play your kids!
Nov 12, 2017 • 68 min
Daryl and Taylor pick their favored USMNT starting XI to face Portugal on Tuesday, but not before outlining why this game is a big challenge for the next generation of US players. 31:09 — Today’s show is sponsored by Away Days, an independent soccer…
Americans Abroad w/ Brian Sciaretta, Plus Your Listener Questions!
Nov 10, 2017 • 88 min
Daryl and Taylor answer your listener questions, including ideal formations, USMNTers in MLS, and possible dual nationals. Then Taylor chats with ASN’s Brian Sciaretta about Americans abroad (who’s doing well and who could use a move), the U17 National…
Eric Wynalda Discusses His Campaign for US Soccer President
Nov 9, 2017 • 66 min
Eric Wynalda sits down (it was over the phone, but we assume he was sitting down) to discuss his candidacy for the US Soccer Federation Presidency. Topics include… What running for office has meant for his personal/professional life, the problems he’s…
USMNT roster reaction show — the future is here
Nov 7, 2017 • 54 min
Daryl and Taylor react to the naming of the 21-man US roster, which includes Tyler Adams, Weston McKennie and 19 other players. Today’s show is sponsored by FUTCHI (they’re back! sponsor rebound!). FUTCHI are running a deep discount on their rebounder so…
The NASL vs US Soccer lawsuit, explained by attorney Miki Turner
Nov 7, 2017 • 47 min
NASL’s request for a preliminary injunction was denied this weekend. If that makes no sense to you, you’re in the right place. Because in this episode, Daryl talks to Washington attorney (and Seattle Sounders fan) Miki Turner. Miki explains the lawsuit…
Weekend Review: Thumbs Up for Man City, Thumbs Down to Locker Room Fights
Nov 6, 2017 • 52 min
On the newest. TSS, we recap some of the weekend’s action, including City’s victory over Arsenal, Chelsea hard-fought win over Manchester United, and Toronto’s (literally) hard fought loss to the Red Bulls. Today’s show is sponsored by SeatGeek. If you…
The plan to Save the Crew, with Morgan Hughes
Nov 3, 2017 • 35 min
Daryl talks to Morgan Hughes of the Save the Crew movement. Get involved: http://SaveTheCrew.com
Champions League review: Spurs keep it high and tight, plus: Big win for the Crew
Nov 2, 2017 • 64 min
We review all the Champions League action we could watch, plus Columbus Crew’s home win over NYCFC. Today’s show is sponsored by AX Soccer Tours, the pro soccer tryout to get signed in Europe. Go to http://axsoccertours.com and use code “totalsoccershow”…
Listener Questions and Red Bulls v Toronto Review
Oct 31, 2017 • 62 min
0:00 - Recapping Toronto’s 2-1 victory over the Red Bulls in the first leg of their Eastern Conference Final. 23:57 - Today’s show is sponsored by Blue Apron. Go to http://blueapron.com/TSS to get $30 off your first order, plus free shipping. 27:07 -…
Weekend review: Antonio fails the marshmallow test, England win World Cup, USMNT roster rumors
Oct 30, 2017 • 77 min
We review the weekend’s Premier League action, nod to England’s U17 team, address some USMNT roster rumors and plenty more. Today’s show is sponsored by RX Bar. For 25% off, go to http://rxbar.com/soccer and enter promo code “soccer” Today’s show is…
How MLS helps and hurts the USMNT, with Jeff Rueter
Oct 27, 2017 • 76 min
Daryl talks to Jeff Rueter, a freelance soccer writer whose byline appears in The Guardian, FourFourTwo, ESPN FC, Howler magazine and more. We talk MLS playoffs, including the Atlanta vs Columbus and Houston Sporting KC games, we talk Major League…
Whitecaps and Red Bulls Get the Job Done, Plus Your Listener Questions
Oct 26, 2017 • 59 min
0:00 - We review NYRB’s 4-0 victory over Chicago, and attempt to figure out what went wrong for the Fire and how the Red Bulls got it so right. 16:13 - We do the same thing, only this time for San Jose and Vancouver, respectively. NEW SPONSOR! Today’s…
10 ways to fix US Soccer
Oct 25, 2017 • 49 min
If Daryl and Taylor were elected co-presidents of the United States Soccer Federation, there are 10 things we would do. Listen to this episode to hear what they are. Today’s show is sponsored by Ruffneck Scarves. Get 20% off any scarf on the Ruffneck…
Dave Sarachan will coach the USMNT vs Portugal, plus: listener questions
Oct 24, 2017 • 66 min
Daryl and Taylor discuss the news that USMNT assistant coachDave Sarachan will temporarily take the reigns when the US plays Portugal in November. 22:00 — Today’s show is sponsored buy SeatGeek. Download the app, click the “settings” tab and enter promo…
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down Weekend Review: Premier League, MLS, US U17s
Oct 23, 2017 • 72 min
Daryl and Taylor review as much of the weekend’s action as possible, including the Premier League, US U17s, MLS, US Soccer Elections, the USWNT, and (briefly) the Turkish Super Lig. Today’s show is sponsored by Storelli, makers of the SpeedGrip insoles.…
Who elects the US Soccer president, and how? (with George Quraishi of Howler magazine)
Oct 20, 2017 • 51 min
Daryl talks to George Quraishi of Howler magazine about the USMNT’s style of play, the Columbus Crew situation, and how the president of US Soccer is elected. You can subscribe to Howler magazine via http://fifa.wtf/gethowler and, if I heard George…
Champions League Thumbs Up/Down Review
Oct 18, 2017 • 48 min
0:00 - Daryl and Taylor update the situation with the Columbus Crew, and discuss ways in which concerned minds can get involved. Here’s a link to the Reddit page Daryl mentioned on the show:…
USA Advances in U17 World Cup, Allardyce Hearts USMNT, Columbus on the Move?
Oct 17, 2017 • 58 min
On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show… Daryl and Taylor discuss the news that, come 2019, the Columbus Crew might be known as Austin FC… if Anthony Precourt gets his way. 11:55 — We also recap the USA’s 5-0 thumping of Paraguay in the U17 World…
Weekend review: Man City unstoppable, Mourinho miserly, Jermaine Jones naming names
Oct 16, 2017 • 70 min
BIG SHOW! We start with a thumbs up/thumbs down review of the Premier League, focusing on Man City v Stoke, Liverpool v Man Utd and the legend of Troy Deeney. 20:36 — Today’s show is sponsored by SeatGeek. Download the SeatGeek app and enter promo code…
US Soccer news: Bruce Arena resigns, Sunil Gulati stays on
Oct 13, 2017 • 29 min
Daryl calls Taylor to discuss the morning’s US Soccer press conference, which gave some (but not nearly enough) indication of what US Soccer plans to do next.
USMNT: The Next Generation
Oct 12, 2017 • 70 min
New USMNT co-head coaches Daryl Grove and Taylor Rockwell pick their forward-looking, experimental XI. If you want to hear about what’s next in the pipeline for the US national team, this is the show for you. Today’s show is sponsored by SeatGeek.…
What next for American soccer?
Oct 12, 2017 • 88 min
Big show. We start wth a look back at the World Cup qualifying campaign and what we think went wrong. We then look forward to what happens next with US Soccer. Here are the timestamps: 22:29 — Will Sunil Gulati resign? Who are potential replacements? When…
The Best Soccer Show — The Return
Oct 11, 2017 • 100 min
Jason Davis and Jared DuBois got the band back together and recorded an episode of The Best Soccer Show.
Quick Take/Hot Take: USA Fails to Qualify for the World Cup
Oct 10, 2017 • 27 min
We give our instant/stunned reaction to the USA’s shock defeat to Trinidad and Tobago in the final game of World Cup qualification. We do our best to figure out what happened, why it happened, and where we go from here… and try not to be quite as…
USA v Trinidad & Tobago World Cup qualifying preview with Will Parchman
Oct 10, 2017 • 70 min
Daryl is joined by Will Parchman to preview the USMNT’s trip to Trinidad and Tobago. The game is Tuesday night, 8pm Eastern, and Will says we should go for it — all in, strongest possible team. At 23:30 we review the US U17s performance so far at the U17…
USMNT v Panama Review: How Pulisic Punished Panama
Oct 7, 2017 • 79 min
We review the USA’s comprehensive 4-0 victory over Panama. What were Panama trying to do in the opening minutes? How good were Jozy Altidore and Bobby Wood? And how (quietly) critical Bradley was to the overall victory? We also look ahead to the final…
USA v Panama quick-take, hot-take with Bobby Warshaw
Oct 6, 2017 • 38 min
Bobby Warshaw joins Daryl to offer an immediate review of the USMNT’s crucial win over Panama in World Cup qualifying.
USMNT v Panama Deep-Dive Preview: How to Break Down A Compact Defense
Oct 5, 2017 • 72 min
On today’s show, we discuss the Panama national team: who will manager Hernan Dario Gomez start and who will he sit? How defensive will they be? What attacking threats do they have at their disposal? Will Jaime Penedo ever not be their goalkeeper? We then…
USA v Panama in-depth preview with Neil Blackmon (plus some NASL chat)
Oct 4, 2017 • 65 min
Daryl talks to YanksAreComing.com’s Neil Blackmon about the USMNT’s upcoming qualifier against Panama. We kick off with a little NASL v US Soccer lawsuit chat, leaning on Neil’s legal background. The USA v Panama preview starts 16:40 in. We go pretty deep…
USMNT Roster Chat with Alexi Lalas… and A Special Guest!
Oct 3, 2017 • 34 min
Taylor called up Alexi Lalas to discuss the USA’s roster for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers, as well as his expectations for those games and the future beyond. About midway through the call, we’re joined by a special guest, who doesn’t waste any time…
USMNT roster reaction
Oct 2, 2017 • 60 min
We offer our initial reaction to the USMNT roster, suggesting what we might have done differently, but also offering up what we think Bruce Arena is doing. We also check in on some of the key names who were (and in Fabian Johnson’s case, were not) called…
Noah Davis on Sunil Gulati, advice for freelancers, USA v Panama
Sep 29, 2017 • 49 min
Daryl talks to freelance writer Noah Davis, whom you may know from AmericanSoccerNow.com or from one of his many freelance articles. Noah recently wrote a longform profile of US Soccer President Sunil Gulati and so Daryl peppers Noah with questions about…
Champions League review: Neymar, Mbappe, Ancelotti and more
Sep 28, 2017 • 52 min
So much Champions League to talk about! There’s PSG’s win over Bayern, in which Mbappe shone, Neymar was unselfish, and Ancelotti was getting sacked in the morning. Chelsea’s last minute composure paid off, Barcelona continued their own-goal streak, and…
Listener questions: Quick free kicks, Barcelona’s coach, Altidore’s starting spot
Sep 27, 2017 • 44 min
Hello! On today’s show, we discuss Bruce Arena’s comments about “no new faces” for the final World Cup qualifiers, Weston McKennie’s new contract at Schalke, and those odd Christian Politic transfer rumors. Then, listener questions: 1. Why are teams…
Champions League review: Borussia Dortmund vs Real Madrid
Sep 26, 2017 • 28 min
We review Borussia Dortmund vs Real Madrid in the Champions League. For TSS tees, visit http://totalsoccershow.com/merch
(Belated) Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down Weekend Review
Sep 25, 2017 • 64 min
We recap the weekend’s action from around the globe, with special emphasis on the Premier League and Major League Soccer. France, Spain, Germany, Italy, and Turkey all get more than a passing mention as well. Today’s show is sponsored by Greats,…
Talking Indy XI, NASL antitrust lawsuit, Man Utd with Nipun Chopra
Sep 22, 2017 • 47 min
Daryl talks to Nipun Chopra, a man in the know when it comes to NASL. Listen to this episode to hear why NASL filed an antitrust lawsuit against US Soccer, what the potential results may be, and what it means for the team Nipun supports — Indy XI. Also:…
US Open Cup Review and Young Americans in the Bundesliga
Sep 21, 2017 • 53 min
We break down Sporting KC’s 2-1 win over the New York Red Bulls in the US Open Cup Final, and ponder age-old questions like what was New York doing? Why did Sal Zizzo momentarily decide marking was unimportant? How did Sporting KC make the win look so…
10 biggest feuds in football history
Sep 20, 2017 • 49 min
Inspired by Neymar and Canavi’s set-price spats, we list the biggest feuds in football history. Wondering who’s involved? You’ll have to listen to find out … Today’s show is sponsored by Howler magazine! Go to http://fifa.wtf/gethowler and use discount…
Soccer Terminology 401
Sep 19, 2017 • 59 min
We define all the terms that you, our dearest listeners, wanted explained… or, at least, seven of them. 1) Olimpico 2) Elastico 3) Empty Bucket 4) Howler 5) Pundit 6) Golazo 7) Decent (in the most British of senses) Today’s show was sponsored by Howler…
Weekend review: Manchester magnificence, Yedlin’s return, Dybala’s left foot, and more thumbs up/down
Sep 18, 2017 • 77 min
We review as much of the weekend action as we could watch, leading with big wins for Man Utd and Man City, and the return of DeAndre Yedlin for Newcastle. Also discussed: Some left-footed magic from Paulo Dybala, the beginnings of a Neymar v Cavani feud…
Michael L. Goodman talks USMNT tactical options, EPL trends, Expected Goals
Sep 15, 2017 • 45 min
Daryl called up Mike Goodman, formerly of ESPN and Grantland, currently of FiveThirtyEight and the Double Pivot Podcast, to talks tactics and analytics. Mike is really good at talking analysis and stats in an easy-to-understand and entertaining way, so we…
Listener Questions: Dream USMNT Managers, Possible American Wingbacks, and the Impact of Catalan Independence on La Liga
Sep 14, 2017 • 48 min
We answer your listener questions, to the best of our ability. 1) If you could pick anyone to manage the USMNT, who would it be and why? 2) Why doesn’t the UK have a national team? 3) If Catalonia achieves independence from Spain, what will be the impact…
Champions League Matchday One review: thumbs up/down
Sep 13, 2017 • 48 min
We review first matchday of 2017–18 UEFA Champions League action, giving thumbs up or thumbs down to everything we saw this Tuesday and Wednesday. Today’s show is sponsored by Greats, Brooklyn’s first sneaker company. Go to https://www.greats.com/ and use…
Weekend Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down Review
Sep 11, 2017 • 82 min
We review the weekend’s action from around the globe by giving thumbs up/thumbs down to the many, many incidents in England, Germany, France, and the United States. Did Mane deserve that red card? How good is Kevin de Bruyne? Was Harry Kane lucky on that…
Wes Burdine from FiftyFiveOne talks American soccer pyramid, Minnesota United, NASL, pro/rel, Oasis
Sep 8, 2017 • 43 min
Daryl talks to Wes Burdine of FiftyFive.One about the USMNT’s recent struggles, Minnesota United’s first season in MLS (what went wrong, what went right, and what fans hope to see next), and the recent news that US Soccer may not sanction the NASL as a…
USMNT XI of the future (TDS sampler)
Sep 8, 2017 • 6 min
Who is the future in each position of the USMNT? ON this excerpt from The TopDrawerSoccer Show, Daryl and Travic Clark discuss the next US center-forward sensation. To hear our picks in every position, please subscribe to The TopDrawerSoccer Show. Search…
Isco, Dele Alli, Peru and plenty more World Cup qualifying thumbs up/down
Sep 7, 2017 • 66 min
We review the whole world! Sort of. We give thumbs up/thumbs down to everything we saw from the recent round of World Cup qualifying. Listen in and get caught up. Today’s show is sponsored by Blue Apron! Go to http://blueapron.com/tss to get your first…
USMNT v Honduras: Grass + Heat = Excuses
Sep 6, 2017 • 57 min
After venting their fury in the Quick Take/Hot Take episode, Daryl and Taylor are back to give their (slightly more measured) thoughts on the USA’s confusing 1-1 draw with Honduras. Why couldn’t Bruce Arena’s men get any attack going? What did Honduras do…
Honduras vs USMNT quick-take/hot-take review
Sep 5, 2017 • 26 min
Recorded immediately after the final whistle, this is our instant reaction to Honduras vs USA. Long-take review to follow later tonight.
Honduras v USMNT World Cup qualifier preview, with Bobby Warshaw
Sep 4, 2017 • 84 min
Today’s show is long. Pushing 90 minutes long. But it’s filled with great, detailed conversations about the US Men’s National Team, the defeat to Costa Rica, and Tuesday’s big qualifier away to Honduras. The discussion with Bobby starts at 2:45 minutes…
USMNT v Costa Rica: What Went Wrong?
Sep 2, 2017 • 65 min
The short answer? A lot. The longer answer? Well, we’ve got over an hour of analysis for your listening pleasure… and we promise it isn’t just ranting for 60+ minutes. Today’s show was sponsored by Ruffneck Scarves. Browse Ruffneck’s official US Soccer…
USMNT v Costa Rica: WCQ Quick Take/Hot Take Review
Sep 1, 2017 • 21 min
We give our immediate reactions to the USA’s 2-0 loss to Costa Rica in World Cup Qualifying. Much longer review will be out later tonight/early Saturday morning… not sure if it will feature more or less rage than this one. We shall see
Transfer deadline day special: thumbs up/thumbs down
Sep 1, 2017 • 58 min
We give thumbs up or thumbs down on every deadline day move that caught our attention. Buy a Total Soccer Show t-shirt before September 6, here: https://www.totalsoccershow.com/merch/
USMNT v Costa Rica Preview: What We Want vs What We’re Gonna Get
Aug 30, 2017 • 69 min
With Taylor back in studio, we discuss Bruce Arena’s latest roster, as well as what we expect from Costa Ria in terms of lineup, formation and tactical approach. After that, we each give our lineup we’d most like to see and then round it all out by…
USMNT roster reaction with Rob Usry (plus: Atlanta United chat)
Aug 29, 2017 • 33 min
Daryl talks to Rob Usry, of StarsAndStripesFC.com and DirtySouthSoccer.com, about the 26 players Bruce Arena has called up for the Costa Rica and Honduras World Cup qualifiers. Rob has a great take on what he thinks Arena will do, and also some possible…
Weekend Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down Review: Premier League, Bundesliga, La Liga, and MLS!
Aug 28, 2017 • 65 min
We review the weekend’s action from around the globe by giving thumbs up/thumbs down to the many, many incidents in England, Germany, Spain, and the United States. Controversial red cards, spectacular goals, trolling Twitter announcements, and a whole lot…
Champions League draw reaction, plus: Zlatan re-signs, Rooney retires, Nagbe trends
Aug 24, 2017 • 59 min
We talk, in order: Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Man Utd Wayne Rooney’s international retirement Ousmane Dembele to Barcelona Champions League draw! USMNT roster defensive worries USMNT all-time draft reactions Darlington Nagbe’s goal TSS Scouting Network…
Discussing the Situation at Barcelona with The Football Ramble’s Luke Moore
Aug 24, 2017 • 31 min
Taylor called up friend of the show Luke Moore to discuss The Football Ramble, his new podcast “On the Continent,” the positives and negatives of professional podcasting, and the situation at Barcelona. Good times abound!
All-Time USMNT XI — The Draft
Aug 22, 2017 • 70 min
Daryl and Taylor draft against each other to select (and discuss) their all-time US Men’s National Team XI. This goes long, but it goes into detail on each player. We hope you enjoy listening as much as we did recording. Today’s show was sponsored by…
Weekend Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down Review: Premier League, Bundesliga, and Many More!
Aug 20, 2017 • 65 min
We review the weekend’s action from around the globe by giving thumbs up/thumbs down to the many, many incidents in England, Germany, Spain, France, and the United States. So, that’s the Premier League, the Bundesliga, La Liga, Ligue 1, MLS, AND scouting…
Transfer updates, PEDs, best youth academies
Aug 18, 2017 • 85 min
BUMPER episode of Total Soccer Show today. We open with some transfer updates — Coutinho, Sanchez, Gylfi and vin Dijk, then discuss the Premier League proposal to close the window before the season begins. We salute FC Cincinnati’s Open Cup run with a…
Bundesliga Preview and Predictions with Talking Fussball’s Matt Hermann
Aug 16, 2017 • 84 min
0:00 - Previewing each and every team in the Bundesliga, and handing out some specific predictions for each club. Here are the clubs in the specific order that Daryl says the Bundesliga endorses: 1. FC Köln 1. FSV Mainz 05 Bayer 04 Leverkusen Borussia…
Shop talk with Jason Davis
Aug 15, 2017 • 42 min
Daryl calls Jason Davis to talk American soccer fandom, American soccer media, American soccer broadcasting and plenty more. Wondering how and why Jason became a Spurs fan? The answer is in this episode. REMINDER: The 50 percent off t-shirt deal at…
Premier League week one review: thumbs up/thumbs down
Aug 13, 2017 • 65 min
We review the first week of Premier League action in the style of Romelu Lukaku, offering either a thumbs up or thumbs down to players and teams. We also make a second run at our American soccer Mount Rushmore, and answer listener questions about US…
Premier League Draft, Plus Updates on Dembele and Coutinho
Aug 11, 2017 • 50 min
0:00 - Updates on the situations with Ousman Dembele at Borussia Dortmund and Philippe Coutinho at Liverpool. Will they stay or go to Barcelona? Why would you unfollow a club on Twitter? Do Barcelona need to sign someone at all? All that and more! 9:14 -…
Bobby Warshaw on the reality of life as a pro soccer player
Aug 10, 2017 • 65 min
Daryl talks to former MLS player Bobby Warshaw about Bobby’s new autobiography, “When the Dream Became Reality.” Bobby discusses the highs and lows of life as a professional soccer player, what goes on behind the scenes, and why he chose to abandon life…
Premier League preview and predictions, part 2: featuring Manchester City, Manchester United, Newcastle, Tottenham
Aug 8, 2017 • 74 min
We continue to preview the Premier League season by making some Very Specific Predictions for each team. On Part Two: Manchester City, Manchester United, Newcastle, Southampton, Stoke City, Swansea City, Tottenham, Watford, West Brom, and West Ham.…
Premier League preview and predictions, part 1: featuring Arsenal, Chelsea, Everton, Liverpool
Aug 7, 2017 • 81 min
We preview the Premier League season by making some Very Specific Predictions for each team. On today’s show: Arsenal, Bournemouth, Brighton, Burnley, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Everton, Huddersfield, Leicester, Liverpool Today’s show was sponsored by…
Discussing the Pending Pro/Rel Arbitration with Kingston Stockade Owner Dennis Crowley
Aug 4, 2017 • 32 min
As we discussed on yesterday’s show, Miami FC and Kingston Stockade FC have filed a request for arbitration to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, asking FIFA to apply its statutes to US Soccer and force a switch to a pro/rel system. We called up Dennis…
Neymar to PSG and the future of transfer fees, plus: Pro/rel goes to court
Aug 3, 2017 • 55 min
Long episode title, I know! But that’s because there’s a lot happening. We start with Neymar’s move to PSG for 222 million euros. How and why did it happen? What does it all mean? And will soccer ever be the same again? We also talk about how the Neymar…
The end of parity in MLS? Preparing for the playoff push with Matt Doyle
Aug 2, 2017 • 28 min
Daryl calls up Matt Doyle to discuss the biggest stories in MLS as we prepare for what Daryl thought was the second half of the season, but turns out to be the final third. Matt explains why he thinks we’re looking at the end of parity in MLS, why Toronto…
How Bruce Arena changed the USMNT, plus: Everton FC season preview with The Shin Guardian
Aug 1, 2017 • 39 min
Daryl called up Matt Tomaszewicz (aka: @shinguardian) to talk about the changes Bruce Arena has made to the USMNT — specifically: what identifies this team as an Arena team? We also talk Everton, with Matt explaining how and why he became a fan of The…
Our USMNT roster if the World Cup started tomorrow
Jul 31, 2017 • 66 min
Daryl and Taylor negotiate to choose the 23 players they would take to the World Cup if the tournament tournament started tomorrow. It takes 41 minutes, but we get there. Chances are, you won’t like our final decisions. At 41:00 — today’s show is…
10 most interesting transfer stories of the summer (part 2)
Jul 28, 2017 • 74 min
We review 10 more of the summer’s most interesting transfer stories, so far. Since last we talked transfers, money has been spent… and that’s more than a small understatement. Neymar to PSG, Mbappe to Real Madrid, plus Lukaku to United and Lacazette to…
USMNT v Jamaica Gold Cup Final review
Jul 27, 2017 • 57 min
This game made us scream “Jordan Morris!!!” twice. Once in frustration and once in elation. Listen in for some deep analysis of all three goals, a celebration of the player we think excelled, and some handwringing about what concerned us. Today’s show was…
USA v Jamaica Gold Cup Final quick-take, hot-take review
Jul 27, 2017 • 15 min
Quick review of USA v Jamaica. Full review to follow in a couple of hours …
USA v Jamaica: Gold Cup Final Preview
Jul 24, 2017 • 48 min
0:00 - MLS rejects that lucrative offer (and also promotion/relegation). Daryl and Taylor break down the proposed deal, the inherent flaws, and what might happen going forward. 9:15 - Semi-reviewing Jamaica’s win over Mexico, and analyzing their strengths…
How the USMNT got it right in the Gold Cup semi-final
Jul 23, 2017 • 40 min
We rewatched USA v Costa Rica so we could offer a longer review of what happened.
USA v Costa Rica quick-take, hot-take review
Jul 23, 2017 • 18 min
Our quick review of the USA vs Costa Rica Gold Cup semi-final. Full review out later tonight …
Bite Club! USMNT v El Salvador review and Costa Rica preview
Jul 21, 2017 • 67 min
We start the show by discussing Taylor’s eye-patch, but quickly move on to review Wednesday’s USA v El Salvador Gold Cup quarterfinal, and our theory of why entry Romero bit Jozy Altidore. 36:00 — Today’s show is sponsored by Ruffneck Scarves, so we ask…
Talking All Things USMNT with Rob Stone and Alexi Lalas
Jul 20, 2017 • 43 min
With Daryl on the road back to Richmond, Taylor called up FOX’s Rob Stone and Alexi Lalas (mid carpool time) to get their thoughts on the USA’s performance at the Gold Cup thus far. We also chatted about how much of their carpool convo goes makes it into…
USMNT Roster Changes and El Salvador Gold Cup Preview
Jul 18, 2017 • 60 min
0:00 - We have a new show! It’s a joint ventures with the gents over at TopDrawerSoccer and it’s called… The TopDrawerSoccer Show. Help us make it a success by searching for “TopDrawerSoccer” in your podcast player and hitting subscribe. The first episode…
Coming soon: The TopDrawerSoccer Show (so subscribe today!)
Jul 18, 2017 • 5 min
This is the preview episode for our new venture, The TopDrawerSoccer Show. Help us make it a success by searching for “TopDrawerSoccer” in your podcast player and hitting subscribe. First episode publishes Wednesday, July 19th.
USMNT v Nicaragua: Quick-take, hot-take, rough and tumble
Jul 15, 2017 • 28 min
We talked at length, so this is going to be our ONLY take on USA vs Nicaragua. Links to things mentioned: Bobby Warshaw on central midfielders, for Howler magazine: http://www.whatahowler.com/missing-pieces-u-s-s-gold-cup-formula/ iTunes link to The…
Improving the Pasta Sauce: What the USMNT Should Have Done Against Martinique
Jul 13, 2017 • 48 min
0:00 - After a somewhat frustrated quick take/hot take show last night, cooler heads have prevailed. We review the USA’s 3-2 win over Martinique, and attempt to determine what went wrong (and occasionally right) for the USA, how they could have done…
USMNT vs. Martinique quick-take, hot-take review
Jul 12, 2017 • 21 min
Daryl and Taylor give their immediate reactions to the USA vs Martinique Gold Cup game. Expect the full review tomorrow. Also: new show alert! We’re collaborating with Will Parchman et al on The TopDrawerSoccer Show. Find it in iTunes now!
Game of Thrones XI
Jul 11, 2017 • 61 min
When you play The Game of Thrones, you win or you die… or you talk about it in a soccer context for roughly 60 minutes. Daryl and Taylor takes turns designing their best starting XIs composed entirely of characters from the HBO series. We promise it’s…
Getting to know Martinique, with Caribbean Football Weekly’s Nathan Carr
Jul 10, 2017 • 34 min
The USMNT plays Martinique on Wednesday, and we don’t know anything about them. Enter Caribbean football expert Nathan Carr. (Nathan disputes the label expert, these are my show notes and I can write what I want and I think he’s an expert, so there.) We…
Buttmegged! Why the USMNT underperformed against Panama in the Gold Cup
Jul 8, 2017 • 58 min
I know what you’re thinking: “An hour on USMNT v Panama? I’m not so sure.” But we think this episode is worth your time. We’ve taken a good long look at what happened in this game, analyzing what went wrong, what Panama did to neutralize the US, and what…
USA v Panama Quick-Take, Hot-Take Review
Jul 8, 2017 • 16 min
Our initial reaction to USA v Panama in the Gold Cup. Full review to follow …
USA v Panama: Gold Cup Preview
Jul 7, 2017 • 54 min
0:00 - The USMNT dropped 12 spots in the latest FIFA rankings: should we be worried? No. No we shouldn’t. 4:29 - Discussing the USA’s opponent in their first game of the Gold Cup: Panama. 16:57 - Today’s show is sponsored by Wohven, delivering t-shirts…
Herculez Gomez talks broadcasting, USMNT, Gold Cup, Liga MX and Mexico
Jul 6, 2017 • 35 min
Daryl had a fun and informative conversation with former USMNT striker Herculez Gomez. Topics include: the learning curve and the move into broadcasting with ESPN and the Max and Herc show, what it’s like to be on a Gold Cup roster, why he’s excited to…
USA v Ghana Review and Confederations Cup Final Analysis
Jul 2, 2017 • 77 min
0:00 - We review the USA’s pretty comfortable 2-1 victory over Ghana. Just how good was that McCarty-Acosta midfield? Is Dom Dwyer the greatest British import since The Beatles? What does Brad Guzan need to do to make us all love him? 41:58 - Today’s show…
USA v Ghana Gold Cup warmup preview, plus: Confederations Cup final preview
Jun 30, 2017 • 53 min
We do our very best to preview the pre-GoldCup USMNT friendly. How might the US line up? Today’s show is sponsored by Wohven, delivering t-shirts with clean and simple graphic designs for just $15 per month. Go to http://wohven.com and use discount code…
What Went Wrong for Mexico Against Germany in the Confederations Cup
Jun 29, 2017 • 39 min
Daryl and Taylor break down Germany’s 4-1 win over Mexico in their Confederations Cup semifinal clash. What could Juan Carlos Osorio have done differently? How did Germany get things so right? Should we just hand Joachim Loew’s men the World Cup trophy…
Bravo, Claudio! How Chile’s keeper saved three Portuguese penalty kicks in the Confederations Cup semifinal
Jun 28, 2017 • 37 min
We review Chile’s penalty shootout win over Portugal, which featured three consecutive Claudio Bravo penalty saves. We offer a theory on how he did it. Starting at 20:15 we preview the other Confederations Cup semi-final, Germany v Mexico. Like TSS? Get…
Confederations Cup Knockout Round Preview, Garcia Report, Euro U21 England Sadness
Jun 27, 2017 • 53 min
1:44 - Portugal v Chile Confederations Cup Knockout Round Preview and Specific Predictions. 23:10 - NEW SPONSOR ALERT! Today’s show is brought to you by Wohven, a t-shirt subscription service that allows you to get premium quality tees for significantly…
USMNT Gold Cup roster analysis, Portland vs Seattle review
Jun 26, 2017 • 64 min
Got questions about the USMNT Gold Cup roster? We’ve more than likely got answers, because we spend a good 40 minutes breaking down Bruce Arena’s selection. At 41:00, we let you know about today’s sponsor, Ruffneck Scarves, and also veer off into a…
10 most interesting transfer stories of the summer
Jun 22, 2017 • 80 min
We review the summer’s 10 most interesting transfer stories, so far. From the Guardiola-ing of Man City to German teams getting business done early, we cover almost every transfer story — both complete and rumored — that’s happened in the past few weeks.…
Is VAR working at the Confederations Cup? (Plus: Zlatan to LAFC?)
Jun 21, 2017 • 59 min
We offer a big audio review of the Video Assistant Referees at the Confederations Cup, looking at the most controversial and high-profile moments so far. 41:30 —Today’s show is sponsored by FUTCHI. Get your FUTCHI_Rebounder at…
Juan Agudelo Discusses the New England Revolution and the USMNT
Jun 20, 2017 • 24 min
0:00 - Taylor called up Daryl (now back in Richmond) for the final time before they are reunited in studio. They discussed Video Assistant Referees and the Cristiano Ronaldo Exit (AKA - Crexit) drama. 10:43 - Juan Agudelo is on the line to discuss the…
Bonus USA v Mexico WCQ Review with MLS Soccer’s Matt Doyle
Jun 12, 2017 • 19 min
With Daryl now asleep following his late night viewing/recording of the USA’s 1-1 draw with Mexico, Taylor called up The Armchair Analyst himself, Mr. Matt Doyle! They discussed how Arena got his team ready and his tactics right, whose stock improved the…
USA v Mexico WCQ Review: Quick Take/Long Take
Jun 12, 2017 • 45 min
Daryl may be out of the country, but he was still awake and watching the USA-Mexico game! He and Taylor broke down the USA’s 1-1 draw with Mexico so you don’t have to! How surprising was Bruce Arena’s lineup and formation? How did the American defense…
USA v Mexico WCQ Preview with ESPN’s Tom Marshall
Jun 9, 2017 • 25 min
On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show… After analyzing the USA’s 2-0 win over Trinidad with Daryl Grove, Taylor called up ESPNFC’s Tom Marshall (who doubles as TSS’ Mexico expect) to help preview the upcoming World Cup qualifier. How has Juan…
USMNT v Trinidad and Tobago World Cup Qualifier Review
Jun 8, 2017 • 35 min
It’s Quick Take/Hot Take time! Taylor calls up Daryl, who answered his phone on a beach in Ibiza, to discuss the USA’s 2-0 victory over Trinidad and Tobago in their World Cup Qualifier. What’s next for Clint Dempsey? How good are Christian Pulisic and…
Previewing USA v Trinidad & Tobago with ESPN’s Jeff Carlisle
Jun 8, 2017 • 16 min
On the newest Total Soccer Show, Taylor calls up ESPN’s Jeff Carlisle to preview the USA’s upcoming World Cup Qualifier against Trinidad and Tobago (and have a quick conversation regarding that looming Mexico fixture).
US U20 World Cup Review and Updates on Americans Abroad with ASN’s Brian Sciaretta
Jun 7, 2017 • 51 min
On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show… Taylor calls up American Soccer Now’s Brian Sciaretta to review the USA’s performance at the U20 World Cup and attempt to figure out what comes next for the team’s brightest stars. As mentioned in the show,…
US Men’s National Team Chat with Alexi Lalas and Trey Janes
Jun 6, 2017 • 51 min
On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show… 0:58 - With Daryl out of town, Taylor called up two different friends. Up first is Alexi Lalas, returning to the show to discuss what to wear when doing commentary in the heat, what to expect from the…
How Real Madrid won the Champions League, plus: USMNT v Venezuela, Gold Cup roster, U20s World Cup quarterfinal
Jun 4, 2017 • 74 min
For the first 32 minutes, we look at Real Madrid’s 4-1 win over Juventus in the Champions League final. How did Real Madrid beat Juve so convincingly in the second half? We think we have the answer. 32:45 — Today’s show is sponsored by Ruffneck Scarves!…
10 things to watch for in the UEFA Champions League Final: Juventus v Real Madrid
Jun 1, 2017 • 44 min
We preview 10 things worth keeping an eye on when Juventus meet Real Madrid in the Champions League Final. From the danger that is Sergio Ramos on a set piece to the narrative of Gonzalo Higuain’s confidence and plenty more. We also offer a very quick…
US U20s put six past New Zealand
Jun 1, 2017 • 36 min
We review the US U20s 6-0 win over New Zealand, featuring half-a-dozen different goalscorers. We also discuss Tommy Thompson’s first proper assist in MLS — when is hype train not a hype train? Today’s show is sponsored by X1 Fuel, the pre and post workout…
US U20 Knockout Round Preview with Will Parchman (Plus Some Liverpool Chat with Albert Ottati)
May 31, 2017 • 36 min
On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show… :46 - Taylor calls up Will Parchman of Top Drawer Soccer to preview the USA’s knockout round match-up with New Zealand in the U20 World Cup. Who will replace CCV? Who will be the USA’s third choice holding…
How Arsenal Won the FA Cup, What’s Going on at Dortmund, and Transfer Rumor Quick Hits
May 30, 2017 • 78 min
On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show… 0:00 - How did Arsenal pull off their shock win over Chelsea in the FA Cup Final? We’ve got a number of different theories, including Mastering Diego Costa Mind Games. 33:10 - That FA Cup review was brought…
US roster reaction, plus quick U-20 World Cup review
May 29, 2017 • 30 min
Daryl calls Taylor on his cellphone to chat about Bruce Arena’s 27-man roster for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers, plus a very brief chat about the U20s vs Saudi Arabia and Huddersfield’s promotion playoff victory. Buy a TSS t-shirt or scarf here:…
FA Cup Final Preview and Wikipedia Game with Isaac Jersey
May 26, 2017 • 46 min
On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show… 0:00 - Previewing this weekend’s FA Cup Final between Arsenal and Chelsea via the lens of our specific predictions. 26:40 - The Wikipedia Game returns with special guest Isaac Jersey. Will Daryl’s reign of…
U20s beat Senegal, Bundesliga season review with Matt Hermann
May 25, 2017 • 58 min
We take a look at the U20s 1-0 win over Senegal, focusing on THAT GOAL from Josh Sargent. Which goal? This goal —-> https://twitter.com/RobUsry/status/867705825829277696 Then, just past the 24-minute mark, Daryl talks to Matt Hermann of the Talking…
Europa League Final Review: Jose Mourinho Gets His Tactics Right
May 24, 2017 • 39 min
On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show… We recap Manchester United’s 2-0 victory over Ajax in the Europa League Final. Was it boring or a tactical masterpiece? Who was United’s MVP? Why weren’t Ajax able to get their fluid attack to be… well… a…
Europa League Final preview, US Open Cup upsets with Christos FC’s Pete Caringi III
May 23, 2017 • 56 min
Daryl and Taylor pick out 10 things to watch for in Wednesday’s Europa League Final, all of which point toward a highly entertaining game. Starting at 29:45, Daryl talks to Pete Caringi III, center-forward for Christos FC, who recently beat USL team the…
Liverpool Get Fourth, Premier League Grades (Pass/Fail), and US U20s Review
May 22, 2017 • 60 min
On the newest Total Soccer Show… 0:00 - The new FA policy regarding banning diving. 5:25 - Assigning pass/fail grades to the Premier League’s top six teams, plus some in-depth discussion of Liverpool. 18:47 - Today’s show sponsored by Ruffneck Scarves! Go…
Parks and Rec Soccer XI (Ron Swanson-approved)
May 18, 2017 • 53 min
That’s right, we pick a starting XI soccer team of characters from the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation. Where will Ron Swanson play? Can anyone stop Leslie Knope? And can we find any use for Jean-Ralphio? Listen to find out. Today’s show is brought to you…
Africa Best XI Draft: Who Gets Aubameyang?
May 17, 2017 • 32 min
On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show… 0:00 - Daryl and Taylor compete to draft the best possible XI of players from the Confederation of African Football. Let us know whose side you think would get the win. Here’s a link to the two different…
10 reasons Chelsea won the Premier League
May 16, 2017 • 48 min
We list 10 reasons why Chelsea won the Premier League, including an account of how Antonio Conte achieved the impossible and solved the David Luiz problem. Today’s show is sponsored by FUTCHI. Get your FUTCHI_Rebounder at…
LA v NY Review, MLS Attendance Discussion, and A Soccer Spelling Bee
May 15, 2017 • 34 min
On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show… 0:00 - LA Galaxy 3 - NYRB 1: Review and Analysis 14:14 - What to make of waning MLS attendances 18:32 - Today’s show is brought to you by X1 Fuel, the pre and post workout formula for athletes who expect…
Champions League-themed Wikipedia Game with Pavlos and Pedro
May 12, 2017 • 28 min
We welcome our friends Pav and Pedro into studio to play the Wikipedia Game. Today’s categories: Players who won the Champions League with Real Madrid and players who played for Juventus in a Champions League final. Today’s show is sponsored by FUTCHI.…
Listener Questions: Common Phrases, Has MLS Improved, and Favorite Commentary of All Time
May 11, 2017 • 50 min
On the newest Total Soccer Show… 0:00 - FIFA will fast track the Canada/USA/Mexico joint bid for the 2026 World Cup. 3:39 - What are some common soccer phrases used on the pitch during games? 17:49 - Has MLS improved (on a talent level) since it first…
Soccer Terminology 303: brace, professional foul, gaffer and more
May 10, 2017 • 37 min
We explain weird football terms! 1:10 — Brace 2:50 — What is the term for four goals? 4:13 — “Flattered to deceive” 9:50 — Professional foul 14:50 — Keeper “stood on his head” 16:40 — Today’s show sponsored by Ruffneck Scarves! Go…
CONCACAF Best XI Draft: Who Gets Keylor Navas?
May 9, 2017 • 54 min
On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show… 0:00 - Daryl and Taylor compete to draft the best possible XI of CONCACAF players (that would be federations from North America, Central America, and the Caribbean). Coin flip decides who goes first and gets…
Talking U17s, U20s, and the future of US youth soccer development with Will Parchman
May 8, 2017 • 42 min
Daryl talks to Will Parchman of Top Drawer Soccer and MLSSoccer about the U17s narrow loss to Mexico and the upcoming World Cup. Topics include: What next for Andrew Carleton, Josh Sargent and co.? What does a successful U17 World Cup look like? How are…
Soccer Trivia Night Live!
May 5, 2017 • 39 min
This episode is a recording from TSS Soccer Trivia Night 2, live at Penny Lane Pub in Richmond, Virginia. The event was sponsored by Guinness and hosted by the two of us. In this episode you’ll hear two rounds of 11 questions each, followed by the…
US U17s v Honduras, US Soccer’s $100m, and How to Watch Soccer for Tactics
May 4, 2017 • 49 min
On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show… 1:31 - New recap the US U17’s 3-0 victory over Honduras in the 2017 CONCACAF U17 Championships and discuss what comes next. 14:54 - The USSF announced this week that it has a surplus of around $100 million.…
Monaco v Juventus Champions League review, MLS player salaries
May 3, 2017 • 37 min
We explain how and why Juventus were able to evade Monaco’s defensive system and speculate on where Gonzalo Higuain’s incredible reserves of self-confidence come from. Also we discuss sock length. At 20:00 exactly, we read our favorite listener…
Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid: Champions League Review
May 2, 2017 • 32 min
On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show… 0:00 - Daryl gets quizzed on which players are older than Taylor (not many) and which ones are younger (many). 3:29 - We recap Real Madrid’s 3-0 victory over Atletico Madrid in the first leg of their…
Spurs start a new era, Champions league preview, Seattle’s impossible comeback
May 1, 2017 • 68 min
Spurs win over Arsenal blew St. Totteringham’s Day to smithereens, and it all hinged on some quick thinking from Kieran Trippier. 19:31 — Vey specific preview and predictions for the Champions League semifinals: Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid is Tuesday,…
Discussing the Process of Becoming a Pro Player with Prep4Pro’s John Roach.
Apr 28, 2017 • 29 min
On today’s show, Taylor called up Prep4Pro’s John Roach. We discussed the obstacles for American players seeking to turn pro, and what his organization is doing to help make that process easier. We also talked about the role promotion and relegation plays…
US U17s historic win over Mexico World Cup Qualifying review
Apr 27, 2017 • 47 min
The US beat Mexico 4-2 in CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying last night, scoring some beauties in the process. We take a long look at the game and the goals, and ask what this milestone victory says about US Soccer’s development. Today’s show is sponsored by…
Discussing 2026 World Cup Bid, Monchi to Roma, and ESPN Layoffs with Paste’s Richard Whittall
Apr 26, 2017 • 30 min
On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show, Taylor called up Paste Soccer’s Richard Whittall to discuss Canada’s reaction to the 2026 World Cup bid (as well as his thought’s on the state of Canadian soccer), Monchi’s move from Sevilla to Roma, and the…
South America Best XI draft
Apr 25, 2017 • 30 min
Daryl and Taylor compete to draft the best possible XI of South American players. Coin flip decides who goes first and gets you-know-who. TSS TRIVIA NIGHT 2: ELECTRIC BOOGALOO, Thursday, April 27 event invite:…
El Clasico Review, FA Cup Recap and the US U17s Get A Big Win
Apr 24, 2017 • 60 min
On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show… 1:12 - El Clásico review: Leo Messi is a bloody hero, Sergio Ramos sees red, and the underrated work of Gerard Pique. 22:02 - Designing a custom scarf for Leo Messi. This segment is sponsored by Ruffneck…
Drafting a UEFA Best XI
Apr 20, 2017 • 36 min
Daryl and Taylor compete to draft the best XI of UEFA confederation players. Images of the two starting XIs to follow, but for now you’ll just have to listen to find out who picked whom. Today’s sponsor is FUTCHI! Thanks to Landon Cotham for sharing his…
Release the Pulisic! Monaco v Dortmund Champions League Review
Apr 19, 2017 • 49 min
On the newest Total Soccer Show… 0:00 - We review Monaco’s 3-1 victory over Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League, and try to figure out what went right for the Ligue 1 squad and what went very wrong for their German counterparts. 26:38 - A quick…
Ronaldo hits 100! Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich Champions League review
Apr 18, 2017 • 43 min
Review of Real Madrid’s win over Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarterfinals. This show sponsored by Ruffneck Scarves. Visit http://Ruffneckscarves.com and use “TOTALSOCCERSHOW” at checkout for a whopping 20% discount on any product.
Man United v Chelsea Review, Champions League Preview, and Domestic Soccer Updates
Apr 17, 2017 • 57 min
On the newest Total Soccer Show… 1:00 - Reviewing Manchester United’s 2-0 victory over Chelsea. What did Mourinho get right and Conte get wrong? How much does Eden Hazard hate Ander Herrera? Is the title race back on? All that and more! 24:02 - Don’t…
Ronaldo’s brace beats Bayern, Leicester can’t catch Griezmann, Drogba enters USL
Apr 13, 2017 • 40 min
We briefly chat about Didier Drogba’s new role at Phoenix Rising FC (more info on today’s Goalmouth podcast — go listen!), review Atletico Madrid’s 1-0 win over Leicester City in the Champions League and Real Madrid’s 2-1 win over Bayern Munich. Today’s…
Dortmund v Monaco: Champions League Review
Apr 12, 2017 • 27 min
We recap Dortmund’s 3-2 hone loss to Monaco in the Champions League quarterfinals. What went wrong for the German side in the first half? How important was the halftime change that saw Pulisic and Nuri Sahin enter the fray? Just how good are those fellas…
Dortmund update, World Cup 2026 bid, Juventus v Barcelona Champions League review
Apr 11, 2017 • 41 min
We open by sharing what we know so far about the explosions in Dortmund, including how soccer fans are reacting and what that means for the BVB vs Monaco game. At 3:45 we delve into the details of the US/Mexico/Canada 2026 Wold Cup bid and what it all…
UEFA Champions League quarterfinals: specific predictions and previews
Apr 10, 2017 • 49 min
We preview the four Champions League quarterfinal games, making specific predictions for all eight teams. 4:10 — Juventus v Barcelona 13:18 — Borussia Dortmund v Monaco 19:34 — Today’s show is sponsored by Ruffneck Scarves and here’s the question: If you…
MLS recap: goalkeeper errors, controversial red cards, Dom Dwyer’s first American goal
Apr 10, 2017 • 35 min
We round up all the highlights from this past weekend’s Major League Soccer action, offering quick analysis of goals, red cards, assists and goalkeeper errors. Here are the timestamps for this episode, along with links to videos so you can watch for…
Listener Questions: 2026 World Cup, US Co-ed XI, picking an MLS team, Arsenal’s next coach
Apr 7, 2017 • 60 min
We cover a LOT on today’s TSS. Timestamps ahoy! 1:08 — How will the 2026 World Cup work if it’s co-hosted by the USA, Mexico, Canada? 7:50 —What is the CONCACAF League of Nations? 12:50 — What is our ideal US Co-Ed XI? More importantly, what’s yours?…
The US Women’s National Team’s new CBA, plus USWNT v Russia preview w/ Stephanie Yang
Apr 6, 2017 • 33 min
Daryl talks to Stephanie Yang of Stars and Stripes FC about the new USWNT CBA and what it’s like to argue with one of your heroes on Twitter.
Sample: Dirty Tackle podcast
Apr 6, 2017 • 10 min
This is a 10-minute sample from the Dirty Tackle podcast, co-hosted by our Goalmouth buddies Brooks Peck and Ryan Bailey. Plus the mysterious Theo Messi. If you like what you hear, subscribe via iTunes to hear the rest of the show. You can also vote for…
The Jermaine Jones ESPN Interview, Pachuca v FC Dallas CCL Review
Apr 5, 2017 • 48 min
On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show… 0:00 - We discuss the Jermaine Jones interview with ESPNFC from earlier in the week. Is he under appreciated? Should he have “legend” status? What’s the difference between deserved criticism and unfair…
Bundesliga special with Talking Fussball
Apr 4, 2017 • 34 min
Daryl talks to Matt Hermann of the Talking Fussball podcast, getting into Bundesliag topics like: What do Germans make of Christian Pulisic? Will John Brooks move on from Hertha Berlin? (And if so, where?) Can anyone stop Bayern Munich? And why can’t…
MLS Round-Up: Schweinsteiger’s Debut for Chicago, Minnesota’s Debut Victory Against RSL
Apr 3, 2017 • 37 min
On today’s Total Soccer Show… 0:00 - Analyzing Bastian Schweinsteiger’s impact and overall debut in Chicago’s 2-2 draw with the Montreal… Impact. 19:01 - This podcast is supported by Health IQ, a life insurance company that celebrates soccer players and…
48-team World Cup berths, international round-up, Soccer Trivia Night
Mar 30, 2017 • 65 min
We round up all the biggest non-USMNT stories from the international break, including Brazl’s big wins, Argentina’s Messi-less problems and England trying a 3-4-3. Today’s show is sponsored by the FUTCHI_Rebounder. Take a look here:…
Goalmouth sampler: Taylor’s episode
Mar 30, 2017 • 6 min
Did you know that we do a second podcast? It’s called The Goalmouth, it’s five minutes of soccer news every weekday morning and you should definitely subscribe. This is Taylor’s episode from Thursday, covering Alexis Sanchez, Schweini, that Ronaldo…
Panama v USMNT Deep-Dive Review: What Went Wrong for the USA
Mar 29, 2017 • 50 min
We go in-depth on the USA’s 1-1 draw with Panama in World Cup qualifying. Why couldn’t the Americans create any chances in the second half? How did Panama keep winning 50-50 balls? Have we seen the beginning of the end of a Bradley-Jones midfield…
Panama v USMNT instant review: Is one point good enough?
Mar 29, 2017 • 22 min
Daryl and Taylor offer their immediate reaction to the USA’s 1-1 draw with Panama. Check back on Wednesday for the full deep-dave review.
USMNT v Honduras Follow-Up Analysis and Panama WCQ Preview
Mar 27, 2017 • 44 min
On today’s episode of The Total Soccer Show… 0:00 - We review USA v Honduras one more time, focusing on what we may have gotten wrong in our quick take/hot take episode. Basically, apologies to Michael Bradley. 19:38 - This podcast is supported by Health…
USMNT v Honduras Quick-Take-Hot-Take Review
Mar 25, 2017 • 37 min
Daryl and Taylor hit the record button immediately after the USA’s 6-0 World Cup qualifying win over Honduras. Today’s show is sponsored by FUTCHI. Get yourself a deep discount on a FUTCHI rebounder by using special discount code”TSS2017” at…
USMNT v Honduras World Cup qualifier deep-dive preview
Mar 22, 2017 • 57 min
We offer our scouting report on Honduras — how they play, what they’ll do and what US fans need to look out for. Then we suggest some ways the US might beat Los Catrachos and suggest a starting XI and strategy that can get the job done. —This podcast is…
MLS Week 3 review: Deuce and Morris score, Feilhaber’s strike, Nagbe’s passing, Atlanta’s big win
Mar 20, 2017 • 61 min
We open with (yet more) USMNT roster updates ahead of Friday’s big World Cup qualifier: Fabian Johnson out means Graham Zusi in; and Bobby Wood out means Sacha Kljestan and, mysteriously, Matt Besler in. 15:00 — We review Seattle’s 3-1 win over New York…
BONUS: Steve Bernasconi of The Soccer Tour on the joys of minor league soccer
Mar 20, 2017 • 27 min
Daryl and Taylor talk to Steve Bernasconi about his journey around the US to watch all levels of soccer. Topics include the Fort Lauderdale Strikers, Ronaldo, Miami FC, David Beckham’s Miami MLS team, the Richmond Kickers, Orlando City, DC United, Detroit…
USMNT Roster Updates, Richmond Kickers Head Coach Leigh Cowlishaw
Mar 17, 2017 • 48 min
On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show… :48 - USMNT roster updates and Bruce Arena’s latest Facebook Live session 12:44 - The Champions League draw has happened and the match-ups are fascinating. 16:01 - In-studio interview with Leigh Cowlishaw!…
UEFA and CONCACAF Champions League review
Mar 16, 2017 • 54 min
We review games from both kinds of Champions League — UEFA and CONCACAF. 1:05 — We get into Leicester City vs Sevilla, much like Jamie Vardy got in Samir Nasri’s face, only neither of dramatically collapses. 16:18 — Listeners share their tales of playing…
Quick-take, hot-take USMNT World Cup qualifying roster reaction
Mar 15, 2017 • 21 min
Daryl and Taylor offer a quick-take-hot-take reaction to Bruce Arena’s World Cup qualifying roster. Today’s show is sponsored by Ruffneck Scarves. We can’t say enough good thing about these guys. Go to http://ruffneckscarves.com and use coupon…
Listener Questions: Champions League Stars in MLS, West Brom v Arsenal Predictions, and Referees XI
Mar 14, 2017 • 37 min
On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show, we answer your listener questions, including… 01:34 - If money and feasibility were no object, what Champions League players should move to which MLS team? 9:22 - Very specific predictions for West Brom v…
MLS Week 2: How Atlanta buried Minnesota in the snow, plus tracking USMNT hopefuls
Mar 13, 2017 • 64 min
We put TSS eyes on several MLS games this weekend, especially games involving players with realistic hopes of making Bruce Arena’s USMNT World Cup qualifying roster. Games discussed: Atlanta United v Minnesota United LA Galaxy v Portland Timbers New York…
USMNT World Cup Qualifiers Roster Predictions
Mar 10, 2017 • 50 min
On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show… We discuss Bruce Arena’s Facebook Live QandA and attempt to figure out what it means for the USMNT roster for the March World up Qualifiers. Today’s sponsor is Blue Apron! Get a FREE Blue Apron meal with…
How Barcelona pulled off the greatest Champions League comeback of all time
Mar 9, 2017 • 47 min
We offer a full breakdown of Barcelona’s epic Champions League comeback — tactics, goals, heroes, villains, legends and more. Today’s show is sponsored by FUTCHI. Buy yours at http://www.playfutchi.com and use discount code “TSS2017” for a…
Pulisic and Dortmund Excite in the Champions League, USWNT Does the Opposite in the SheBelieves Cup
Mar 8, 2017 • 46 min
On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show… 0:00 - We promise a full show recapping Barcelona’s insane victory over PSG, which will be out tomorrow. 1:34 - Analyzing Dortmund’s 4-0 victory over Benfica, with particular attention paid to the exploits…
Pulisic and Johnson impress in the Bundesliga, USWNT loses to England, USMNT U20s campeones
Mar 7, 2017 • 59 min
We open with a close look at the Bundesliga exploits of Christian Pulisic and Fabian Johnson this past weekend —goals and assists galore! At 15:30 we tell you all about today’s sponsor Health IQ, and we each pick the player we think deserves the lowest…
MLS Week 1: Timbers and the Red Bulls Welcome Minnesota and Atlanta to the League
Mar 6, 2017 • 54 min
On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show, we recap as much of the weekend’s MLS action as we can. That includes: Portland v Minnesota Houston v Seattle Orlando City v NYCFC DC United v Sporting KC San Jose v Montreal Atlanta v New York Red Bulls…
10 Reason to Watch MLS in 2017, plus USWNT beats Germany
Mar 2, 2017 • 54 min
We give you 10 (actually 12) reasons to watch Major League Soccer in 2017. This podcast is supported by Health IQ, a life insurance company that celebrates soccer players and other health conscious people. Visit healthiq.com/tss to learn more and get a…
MLS 2017 Preview: Western Conference Very Specific Predictions
Mar 1, 2017 • 70 min
On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show, we preview the 2017 MLS Western Conference via the lens of specific prediction. Today’s episode is sponsored by Futchi! Visit https://www.playfutchi.com and use the coupon code “TSS2017” at checkout to get…
MLS 2017 Preview: Eastern Conference Very Specific Predictions
Feb 27, 2017 • 70 min
On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show, we preview the 2017 MLS Eastern Conference and do some Very Specific Predicting. We also take a look back at our 2016 Predictions. Hint: Nostradamus, we ain’t. Today’s episode is sponsored by Futchi! Visit…
How the USMNT U20s beat Mexico
Feb 27, 2017 • 31 min
Daryl and Taylor celebrate the USMNT beating Mexico in U20 World Cup qualifying. We give you the six Ws of good podcasting: who, what, where, when, why and WOO! Today’s episode sponsored by Ruffneck Scarves. Go to http://RuffneckScarves.com and use…
Listener questions: Greatest teams of all time, promotion/relegation, how to choose your team
Feb 24, 2017 • 44 min
Daryl and Taylor answer listener questions: 1:05 — What great teams from history would you most like to see play each other? 18:14 — If Leicester City wins the Champions League while finishing EPL bottom three, will they still be relegated. 20:58 —…
Leicester City Sacks Ranieri and Champions League Recap
Feb 23, 2017 • 54 min
On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show… 0:00 - Leicester City fire Claudio Ranieri: our instant reaction. 10:00 - Updating some of the terms from our Soccer Terminology 202 show. 13:17 - Manchester City v Monaco: Why were there so many goals? For…
Soccer Terminology 202: Trequartista, Libero, Catenaccio, Trivela, Panenka, and Rabona
Feb 22, 2017 • 37 min
In the next edition of our new series, we offer up explanations of common but confusing soccer terminology. The phrases we explain on today’s show (with timestamps) … 1:39 - Trequartista: did you know that that’s how it’s spelled? Taylor didn’t! 7:25 -…
USMNT U20s bounce back in World Cup qualifying
Feb 21, 2017 • 27 min
We offer a quick review of the USMNT U20s World Cup qualifying win over Haiti, featuring a hat-trick from Brooks Lennon (who is with Real Salt Lake, on loan from Liverpool FC), a fine display of forward play from Portland’s Jeremy Ebobisse and some great…
What Went Wrong for the US U20s, Plus Chivas v Club America Recap
Feb 20, 2017 • 43 min
On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show… 0:00 - We quickly discuss the weekend’s FA Cup action 3:58 - Analyzing the USA’s 1-0 loss to Panama in the U20 World Cup qualifiers. What did Tab Ramos get wrong and how does the team rebound? 28:06 -…
Goalmouth sampler — Daryl and Taylor episodes
Feb 20, 2017 • 12 min
Give The Goalmouth a listen! It’s our other show, it’s only five minutes long, and it gives you all the soccer news every weekday morning. If you like what you hear then please subscribe using the links on this page:…
USMNT U20 World Cup qualifying preview w/ Will Parchman
Feb 17, 2017 • 39 min
WARNING: Soccer nerds only beyond this point! Daryl talks to Will Parchman of http://TopDrawerSoccer.com about the US U20 team that’s about to play in the World Cup qualifying tournament in Costa Rica. Get some insight about the team and the players ahead…
Listener questions: one-man teams, native language XIs, knock-off jerseys
Feb 16, 2017 • 46 min
We open by talking about Mark Clattenburg’s big-money move to Saudi Arabia, then we get into some weird but GREAT listener questions. 3:12 — Which player would be best to play in every position in starting XI? 10:45 — Why are Wigan called The Latics? So ……
Champions League Review: Bayern v Arsenal and PSG v Barcelona
Feb 15, 2017 • 52 min
On the newest Total Soccer Show… 0:00 - We review Bayern Munich’s 5-1 demolition of Arsenal with in-studio guest/friend of the show: Pavlos! What did Wenger get wrong? Why did Coquelin think letting Robben cut inside was a good idea? How does Thomas…
Soccer Terminology 101: derby, numbers, false 9, double pivot, inverted wingers
Feb 14, 2017 • 34 min
In a new series, we offer up explanations of common but confusing soccer terminology. The phrases we explain on today’s show (with timestamps) … 2:27 Derby (why is it called that and what does it mean?) 7:03 The Numbers (e.g., what is a #6 and a #8 and so…
Liverpool v Spurs Review and Americans Abroad Round-Up
Feb 13, 2017 • 42 min
On today’s Total Soccer Show… 0:00 - Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Spurs. 9:18 - Terrence Boyd scores against Christian Pulisic. 15:47 - Bobby Wood puts in work for Hamburg. 21:52 - DeAndre Yedlin drinks tea, beats Wolves. 27:12 - Today’s show is sponsored by…
USWNT roster for 2017 SheBelieves Cup, with Stephanie Yang
Feb 10, 2017 • 38 min
Daryl talks to Stephanie Yang of http://www.starsandstripesfc.com (you should totally be reading that website, by the way) about the new USWNT roster, the absence of Megan Rapinoe, what Hope Solo may or may not have said, the exciting new players that…
USMNT MLS XI v. Foreign-based XI, who wins? (and other listener questions)
Feb 9, 2017 • 43 min
Is there a soccer phrase or a piece of soccer terminology that you’d like us to explain? Let us know via this form: https://t.co/JqkEPyhUiz On today’s show: 2:26 — If an MLS-based USMNT XI played against a foreign-based USMNT XI, who would win? 16:41 —…
USMNT January Camp Review with Alexi Lalas
Feb 8, 2017 • 37 min
On today’s episode of The Total Soccer Show, Taylor called up Alexi Lalas (who was in a good mood despite being stuck in LA traffic) to discuss the USA’s January camp. Were we too harsh on Jordan Morris? How does an Arena Camp compare to a Klinsmann Camp?…
2017 Africa Cup of Nations: Reviewing the Final with Taimour Lay
Feb 7, 2017 • 25 min
On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show, Taylor calls up The Africa Report’s Taimour Lay to discuss Cameroon’s dramatic victory in the AFCON Final. Other topics in the conversation include the future of African World Cup qualifying, the future of…
Jordan Morris’ goal, Eden Hazard’s hips, Romelu Lukaku’s perfect game for Everton
Feb 6, 2017 • 41 min
We picked today’s show topics by popular demand. A lot of people wanted us to take a second look at Jordan Morris’ goal for the USMNT v Jamaica, so we do exactly that, starting at 1:30 in. At 12:45, we talk Chelsea’s win over Arsenal with a focus on that…
USMNT v Jamaica Review: Are We Ready for World Cup Qualifying?
Feb 4, 2017 • 60 min
We review the USA’s 1-0 victory over Jamaica, and ponder whose stock is up, whose is down, and whose remained “meh.” We also discuss the shift in tactics between the Serbia game and Friday’s match, Benny Feilhaber’s evolving approach, and Jorge…
USA v Jamaica preview, new MLS team names, NWSL’s new partner
Feb 2, 2017 • 62 min
We start by discussing the NWSL’s new deal with A+E Networks, move on to preview the USMNT v Jamaica game, get silly when discussing new names for MLS teams, and close with the TSS Scouting Network. SPONSORS: SeatGeek — download the SeatGeek app and enter…
The Best Transfers of the January Window (Post-Deadline Day Reactions)
Feb 1, 2017 • 53 min
On today’s episode… 1:27 - David Luiz is both sneaky and good when it comes to free kicks. 3:47 - Discussing our favorite moves of the January window. 27:25 - Today’s show is also sponsored by Blue Apron. Got to http://BlueApron.com/TSS to get your first…
Another look at USA v Serbia, with Matt Doyle
Jan 31, 2017 • 26 min
Daryl talks to Matt Doyle about the USMNT’s 0-0 draw with Serbia, weighing the pros and cons of Bruce Arena’s first game back in charge and looking ahead to the USMNT v Jamaica game on Friday. Today’s show is sponsored by SeatGeek. Download the SeatGeek…
Goalmouth sampler — introducing Ryan Bailey
Jan 31, 2017 • 6 min
Did you know we have a second podcast? It’s called The Goalmouth and of our co-hosts is the very talented Ryan Bailey. Take a listen and, if you like what you hear, please subscribe to The Goalmouth via iTunes or the podcatcher of your choice.
USMNT v Serbia Review: More Positives Than You’d Expect
Jan 30, 2017 • 58 min
On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show… 0:00 - We recap the USA’s 0-0 draw with Serbia, and pick out our favorite moments from what was (on the surface) an uneventful game. We answer the burning questions like… Were there signs of growth and…
USMNT v Serbia preview — what we want to see
Jan 27, 2017 • 37 min
Daryl and Taylor preview Bruce Arena’s first game back in charge of the US Men’s National Team by highlighting what we’ll be looking for in Sunday’s game against Serbia. We also have a go at picking our preferred starting XI. Today’s show is sponsored by…
2017 Africa Cup of Nations with Taimour Lay
Jan 26, 2017 • 34 min
3:50 - Talking Africa Cup of Nations with Taimour Lay, who’s on the ground in Gabon covering the tournament. We discuss political unrest in the host nation, the big names that have already been eliminated, and what to expect in the knockout round. 15:01 -…
Talking USMNT U17s with Head Coach John Hackworth
Jan 25, 2017 • 70 min
We open by discussing Jorge Villafaña’s call-up to USMNT January camp, then we (starting at 5:55) we answer a listener question about the pros and cons of a CONCACAF-CONMEBOL merger and how it could impact the USMNT. At 20:52 — Today’s show is sponsored…
European SuperLeague, USWNT players leaving the NWSL
Jan 24, 2017 • 55 min
At the top of the show we discuss the possibility of the Caribbean Football Union leaving CONCACAF and what that would do to soccer in the region. At 12:20 we discuss the possibility (and lay out some potential plans) for a European Super League. Don’t…
Goalmouth sampler: Christian Pulisic’s new contract
Jan 24, 2017 • 6 min
Need more TSS in your life? This is a sample episode of The Goalmouth, our companion podcast. Take a listen and, if you like what you hear, please subscribe and get double the soccer goodness every week.
Discussing the Chaotic World of the LA Galaxy with Wendy Thomas
Jan 23, 2017 • 36 min
With Daryl still out of town, Taylor called up Wendy Thomas, a writer for ASN and a co-host of the Corner of the Galaxy Podcast. They talk Bruce Arena’s departure, possible DP arrivals, the future rivalry with LAFC, and the immediate future of the club.…
Tim Howard’s comments about USMNT dual-nationals, plus: USL President Jake Edwards on why D2 sanctioning matters
Jan 19, 2017 • 53 min
Daryl opens the show with a TERRIBLE impression of Kristen Wiig. Starting at 2:30, we discuss Tim Howard’s controversial comments regarding dual-national US national team players, putting the whole thing in context and offering a couple of different…
Defensive mids, pro/rel and editorial decisions with Howler magazine’s George Quraishi (plus: how to pitch a soccer story)
Jan 19, 2017 • 36 min
Daryl sits down with Howler magazine’s George Quraishi to discuss the many many decisions (and many many Google Chrome tabs) that go into publishing an issue of the magazine. George explains how he selects stories, how he assigns them to writers, and…
Diego Costa’s Bad Back, Alternate 48 Team World Cup Ideas, and the Merits of Reddit
Jan 17, 2017 • 45 min
On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show… 0:00 - What’s going on with Diego Costa/Chelsea and Dmitri Payet/West Ham. 5:28 - Bruce Arena was mic’ed up for his second first USMNT practice session. 10:46 - Listener proposals for an alternate 48-team…
How Everton Attacked Manchester City and What Happened to Pogba in United v Liverpool
Jan 16, 2017 • 60 min
Today’s show is brought to you by… Mack Weldon! It’s the January window, which means it’s cold and it’s time to buy stuff. Get 20% off any Mack Weldon item of clothing by using coupon code “TSS” at http://MackWeldon.com 3:01 - Everton 4-Manchester City 0:…
Discussing Soccer Broadcasting with ESPN’s Julie Stewart-Binks
Jan 13, 2017 • 29 min
With Daryl out of town, Taylor called up ESPN’s Julie Stewart-Binks to discuss the start of her broadcasting career, the tricks of the trade when it comes to sideline reporting, and why she chose to move from FOX to ESPN. Today’s sponsor is… Audible! Go…
Soccer stats and analytics with Ted Knutson (in which Ted explains Expected Goals to Daryl)
Jan 12, 2017 • 42 min
Daryl talks to Ted Knutson of Stats Bomb about Ted’s career in soccer analytics, which stats media and fans should ignore and which they should pay more attention to, and also a full explanation of Expected Goals. Find more of Ted’s work at…
How To Decode A Transfer Rumor
Jan 11, 2017 • 50 min
Today’s show is brought to you by… Mack Weldon! It’s the January window, which means it’s cold and it’s time to buy stuff. Get 20% off any Mack Weldon item of clothing by using coupon code “TSS” at http://MackWeldon.com On the newest episode of The Total…
The pros and cons of FIFA’s 48-team World Cup
Jan 10, 2017 • 55 min
We spend 48 minutes weighing the positives and negatives of a 48-team World Cup, looking at this epic expansion of the tournament from every angle we can possibly think of. We also offer scouting updates on Martin Odegaard, Haji Wright, Derrick Etienne…
CCV’s FA Cup debut, plus: talking USL/NASL Div II sanctioning and Minnesota United w/ FiftyFiveOne’s Jeff Rueter
Jan 9, 2017 • 67 min
So much America in this show. We open with a quick discussion of Carli Lloyd’s unexpected FIFA Women’s Player of the Year win and the mighty mighty Wolverhampton Wanderers’ FA Cup win over Stoke City. Starting at 5:36 we offer updates on young Americans…
Premier League Mid-Season Review
Jan 6, 2017 • 50 min
On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show… We discuss our favorite players, moments, and trends from the 2016-2017 Premier League campaign so far. Topics discussed include Chelsea’s formation, Liverpool’s attack, Tottenham’s continued under the radar…
Reaction to Bruce Arena’s 32-man US national team roster (plus: Wiki Game with Peyton!)
Jan 5, 2017 • 49 min
Bruce Arena revealed his 32-man January camp roster, then did a Facebook Q and A. For the first 30 minutes of this show, we offer our reactions to the roster, what Bruce Arena has to say about his roster, and the questions we still have. Today’s show is…
Penalty shootout alternatives
Jan 4, 2017 • 38 min
On today’s show we answer three listener questions: Would penalty kicks be more fun if taken from distance? Why do some talented players fail to become stars? Why are Man City referred to as just “City?” We also have five updates from the TSS Scouting…
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia soccer XI
Jan 3, 2017 • 35 min
Daryl and Taylor each construct a soccer team made up of characters from Taylor’s favorite TV show, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Today’s show is sponsored by SeatGeek. Download the app and enter promo code “TSS” in the settings tab for a $20 rebate.…
Kinda Specific Predictions for 2017
Dec 30, 2016 • 46 min
Daryl and Taylor look back on their 2016 predictions and make some bold predictions for 2017. Today’s show is sponsored by SeatGeek. Download the app and enter “TSS” in the settings tab for a $20 rebate on your first purchase. Today’s show is also…
Swansea Sack Bob Bradley: Will Another American Get A Premier League Chance?
Dec 29, 2016 • 42 min
On the return of The Total Soccer Show, Daryl and Taylor discuss Swansea’s firing of Bob Bradley. What went wrong for Bob, why did the owners act so quickly, and what’s the future of American coaches in Europe and England? Today’s show was brought to you…
Soccer Santa extravaganza!
Dec 22, 2016 • 37 min
Daryl and Taylor are making a list, checking it twice, and sending gifts to soccer players around the world. Listen in to find out who’s getting what. Today’s show is sponsored by SeatGeek. Download the SeatGeek app and enter “TSS” in the settings to get…
Jimmy Conrad on building a YouTube empire, USMNT January camp and playing for Bruce Arena
Dec 21, 2016 • 30 min
Daryl talks to former USMNT central defender Jimmy Conrad about Jimmy’s jump-cut-tastic post-playing career, why the January camp is important (I’ll never call it camp cupcake again!) and what it’s like to play for Bruce Arena. Do yourself a favor and…
Will Parchman on US Soccer’s U20s and U17s, the next USMNT head coach, and the future of the Seattle Sounders
Dec 19, 2016 • 34 min
Daryl talks to Will Parchman of http://www.topdrawersoccer.com and http://www.soundersfc.com Will talks about Seattle Sounders in 2017, his take on the US U17s and U20s, the one thing he would realistically change about the US Soccer youth setup, and his…
Arena reveals USMNT roster plans, plus: MLS expansion, Man City v. Arsenal preview
Dec 16, 2016 • 52 min
Starting at 2:20, we break down Bruce Arena’s Facebook Live chat, which included a surprising amount of information about his January camp and his plans for the USMNT. 23:05 MLS Expansion and why Don Garber is like The Joker in The Dark Knight. 32:15 An…
Stu Holden Talks Broadcasting, MLS News, and USMNT Hosts Serbia
Dec 15, 2016 • 55 min
On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show… 1:46 - Thoughts on USA v Serbia, and what our Central European (Central!) opponents will offer. 7:20 - MLS News, brought to you by Ruffneck Scarves. Jermaine Jones to LA, Orlando City’s New Stadium, DC’s new…
Why Arsenal Fans Shouldn’t Be Mad at Mesut Ozil
Dec 14, 2016 • 29 min
On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show… 0:00 - Mesut Ozil, Arsenal, Everton, and benefits/drawbacks of zonal marking 7:57 - Fair play in Manchester City v Chelsea 14:00 - Today’s sponsor is SeatGeek. Download the free app and enter “TSS” in the…
10 future Ballon d’Or winners, UEFA Champions League Round of 16 reaction
Dec 13, 2016 • 44 min
Starting at 00:15 we ask if/when a player NOT named Cristiano Ronaldo or Leo Messi will win the Ballon d’Or, and make the case for who it might be. 14:08 We also react to the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 draw by asking who got the worst draw, who got…
2016 MLS Cup Final Review
Dec 11, 2016 • 42 min
On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show, we recap Seattle’s thrilling (?) victory over Toronto in the MLS Cup Final, and answer the important questions like: What did Toronto do to shut down Lodeiro? How did Frei pull off that insane save on…
Rethinking CONCACAF WCQ; USL, NASL and promotion/relegation; MLS Cup preview w/ Matt Doyle
Dec 9, 2016 • 56 min
We have a packed show for you. We start by talking Jurgen Klinsmann’s future (did you know he nearly coached a US Hex rival?) and swerve into a rethink of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying. At 17:30, we give an update on what’s happening with NASL and USL…
Talking 2016 MLS Cup and the USMNT with Alexi Lalas
Dec 8, 2016 • 38 min
On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show, Taylor called up Alexi Lalas to get his thoughts on the 2016 MLS Cup Final, the Bruce Arena hiring, the state of the USMNT, and the future of the Technical Director role. Today’s sponsor is SeatGeek!…
MLS Cup final preview: Toronto FC v Seattle Sounders, tifo origins, FIFA’s 48-team World Cup options
Dec 7, 2016 • 50 min
We open the show discussing Gianni Infantino’s latest 48-team World Cup proposal, which is 16 groups of three. Taylor’s not keen, Daryl says he’ll love the World Cup in any formula. Starting at 9:25, we preview Toronto v Seattle in Saturday’s MLS Cup…
US Soccer’s Next Technical Director
Dec 6, 2016 • 48 min
On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show… 0:00 - Alexis Sanchez scores pretty goals. 2:20 - Who will be the next Technical Director for US Soccer? 13:37 - The responsibilities and dynamics of club coaching staffs. Who are these folks and what do…
Man City v Chelsea review — Conte counters Guardiola
Dec 3, 2016 • 37 min
Looking for our Clasico review? Go back one episode. On this show, we take a good long look at Chelsea’s 3-1 win away to Man City, featuring a great first half from Man City, three increasingly rapid counterattacks from Chelsea, and a big old fight at the…
Clasico review: Barcelona v Real Madrid
Dec 3, 2016 • 23 min
We review the 1-1 La Liga draw between Barcelona and Real Madrid, breaking down the approach of each team, explaining why Luis Suarez and Sergio Ramos are so great on set pieces, and wagging the finger of shame at Arda Turan and Sergi Roberto. Today’s…
Toronto v Montreal and El Clasico Preview
Dec 1, 2016 • 65 min
On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show… 0:00 - Gareth Southgate is the new (official/non-interim) England manager 7:55 - Toronto v Montreal played an insane MLS playoff match 37:07 - Today’s sponsor is Audible! Go to www.audible.com/trynow to get…
Chapecoense disaster brings soccer community together, Bruce Arena answers USMNT questions, Ben Woodburn scores for Liverpool
Nov 30, 2016 • 39 min
We open the show with a quick look at Man Utd’s win over West Ham in the EFL Cup quarterfinal. 1:30 — How the soccer community has responded positively to the Chapecoense air disaster. 8:40 — We try to predict what a Bruce Arena national team might look…
No more New York Cosmos? w/ Dave Martinez, plus: Is the end of the NASL good or bad for American soccer?
Nov 29, 2016 • 50 min
Taylor interviews Dave Martinez (of Empire of Soccer) about the questionable future of the New York Cosmos. Dave is the man that broke the story and so we ask him for all the details. Daryl and Taylor then give their reaction, speculating on what an…
Bob Bradley Gets A Win, Jordan Morris Gets A Goal, and Darlington Nagbe Gets A Transfer?
Nov 28, 2016 • 40 min
On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show… 0:00 - We discuss Swansea City’s topsy-turvy 5-4 win over Crystal Palace, and try to figure out if Bob Bradley deserves credit or criticism. 13:55 - Analyzing Seattle’s 1-0 win (3-1 on aggregate) over…
The case for Bruce Arena, plus: MLS Conference Finals review
Nov 23, 2016 • 73 min
We’ve put a lot of thought into this, and we’re confident that Bruce Arena is the right choice to replace Jurgen Klinsmann as the US Men’s National Team coach. And so the first 38 minutes of this show are dedicated to examining the appointment from every…
Klinsmann Out, Arena In, and MLS Playoffs with Matt Doyle and Will Parchman
Nov 22, 2016 • 52 min
The King is Dead, Long Live the King! On today’s show, Taylor calls up MLS Soccer’s Matt Doyle and Top Drawer Soccer’s Will Parchman to get their respective thoughts about the Klinsmann firing, the Arena replacement, and the MLS Conference Finals. It’s a…
Klinsmann fired as USMNT head coach!
Nov 21, 2016 • 63 min
We were in studio when we heard that Jurgen Klinsmann had been fired as head coach of the US Men’s National Team, so we sat down and analyzed the how and why and also tried to put Klinsmann’s reign in a bit of context. That’s the first 40 minutes of our…
Merits of Michael Bradley, Did USA Throw the Costa Rica Game, and Why Don’t Coaches Listen to Podcasts?
Nov 18, 2016 • 47 min
On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show… 0:00 - We answer some listener questions 30:30 - What would Jurgen Klinsmann’s “Come to Jesus” moment look like? 37:05 - What to watch this weekend 44:52 - Updating the TSS Scouting Network Today’s sponsor…
Catching up on the EPL while we wait for US Soccer’s Klinsmann decision
Nov 17, 2016 • 57 min
We spend the first 20 minutes catching up on the Jurgen Klinsmann situation, and responding to the emails we’ve received from listeners about the current state of the USMNT. At 23:30, we imagine Mack Weldon as the next USMNT coach. Get 20% off any Mack…
USMNT v Costa Rica Review: Why Klinsmann Must Go
Nov 16, 2016 • 56 min
On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show, we break down the USA’s 4-0 humiliation in Costa Rica. What was John Brooks doing? Why aren’t tactical adjustments considered important? And, most importantly, why Jurgen Klinsmann and US Soccer need to part…
USMNT v Costa Rica World Cup qualifying preview — our other biggest rival
Nov 14, 2016 • 43 min
We preview Tuesday’s big Costa Rica vs USA World Cup qualifier. Listen to find out what to expect from Los Ticos and what the US can do to succeed. Also, see Daryl and Taylor in action playing ROUND FUTCHI backyard soccer here:…
USMNT v Mexico review — why the 3-5-2 failed
Nov 12, 2016 • 46 min
We review the US’s 2-1 defeat to Mexico, detailing why that first 25 minutes were so bad, how two US players conspired to fix it, but how the team lost at home to Mexico anyway. Today’s show is sponsored by http://MackWeldon.com — the men’s clothing…
USA v Mexico: Instant Take
Nov 11, 2016 • 18 min
Our immediate reaction to the USA’s 2-1 loss to Mexico, with criticism for Klinsmann’s tactical approach (or lack thereof). Longer review out later tonight/early tomorrow.
England v Scotland and Brazil v Argentina Reviews
Nov 11, 2016 • 33 min
On the first of today’s 3 shows, Daryl and Taylor react to England’s 3-0 win over Scotland, reference Demolition Man way too much, and sing Brazil’s praises. Today’s show is sponsored by http://www.playfutchi.com — now only $149.99 Use code “totalsoccer!”…
USMNT v Mexico tactical preview
Nov 10, 2016 • 53 min
Daryl and Taylor with an in-depth preview of Friday’s big USA v Mexico World Cup qualifier.
Discussing the Mexico National Team with ESPN FC’s Tom Marshall
Nov 8, 2016 • 25 min
On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show, Taylor called up ESPN’s Tom Marshall to get his thoughts on the current Mexico roster (hint: it’s very good), Juan Carlos Osorio’s coaching philosophy, and the role Dos-A-Cero plays in El Tri’s preparations.…
USMNT roster for Mexico, MLS playoffs
Nov 7, 2016 • 42 min
We take a good long look at the US roster for the upcoming World Cup qualifier versus Mexico. Starting at 17:30, we break down the MLS Conference Semi-finals, with a focus on Shkelzen Gashi’s long-range strike vs. the LA Galaxy. At 36:11 we offer updates…
Ideal Youth Soccer Formations and NASL vs USL: A Battle for the Ages
Nov 4, 2016 • 43 min
On today’s episode of The Total Soccer Show… 0:00 - Bobby Wood’s 3-game suspension 3:00 - Gareth Bale is making a lot of money 4:52 - Ideal formations for 7v7 and 9v9 22:52 - Doing our best to figure out what exactly is happening with NASL, USL, and the…
Talking Borussia Dortmund and Christian Pulisic with SB Nation’s Brian Meyers
Nov 2, 2016 • 25 min
On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show… SB Nation’s Brian Meyers joins the show to talk Borussia Dortmund, Christian Pulisic, youth development, and how Thomas Tuchel is doing his own thing. You can find more from Brian here:…
Leslie Jones loves soccer, Guardiola versus Barcelona, and how to judge a goalkeeper
Oct 31, 2016 • 44 min
It’s a transatlantic Total Soccer Show! Taylor calls Daryl to discuss Leslie Jones’ unexpected appreciation of the beautiful game and answer two listener questions: Has Guardiola’s philosophy been usurped? And how do you judge the quality of a…
Discussing the Future of USMNT Dual Nationals with ASN’s Brian Sciaretta
Oct 27, 2016 • 41 min
On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show, Taylor called up American Soccer Now’s Brian Sciaretta to discuss the role of dual nationals in the US Men’s National Team, the due diligence required to bring in new players, and the one player that could…
MLS Playoff Preview with the Armchair Analyst: Matt Doyle
Oct 25, 2016 • 40 min
On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show… 0:00 - Taylor calls up MLS Soccer’s Matt Doyle to review the close of the regular season, the impending start of the playoffs, and the situation with Darlington Nagbe. 28:26 - Today’s episode was sponsored…
MLS Decision Day Review and Playoff Predictions with Alexi Lalas
Oct 24, 2016 • 28 min
On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show… With Daryl out of town, Taylor called up old friend Alexi Lalas to get his thoughts on the 2016 MLS Decision Day, the start of the playoffs, what the definition of rhythm might be, and why twerking shouldn’t…
Why Premier League Teams Struggle in the Champions League and How Certain Clubs Got Their Colors
Oct 21, 2016 • 47 min
On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show… 0:00 - Spending the minimum amount of time possible discussing the Pulisic-to-Barcelona rumors. 2:24 - Why do English clubs struggle in the Champions League while Barcelona and the like cruise every year?…
Messi hat-trick as Barcelona blast Man City in the Champions League
Oct 19, 2016 • 29 min
We review Barcelona’s 4-0 win over Manchester City, featuring a hat-trick from leo Messi and a howler from Claudio Bravo. Today’s episode was sponsored by FUTCHI_Rebounders. Buy yours at http://www.playfutchi.com and use code “totalsoccer” for 15% off the…