Total Soccer Show: USMNT, EPL, MLS, Champions League and more ...

Total Soccer Show: USMNT, EPL, MLS, Champions League and more ...

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Best soccer movies, our 18-team European Superleague, Chicago Fire relocation and rebrand
Apr 19 • 75 min
We open by explaining MLS’ decision regarding training compensation and solidarity payments. Then, listener questions! Timestamps below: 10:30 — What are the best soccer movies? Since George Best won in 1968, there has been only one Ballon d’Or…
Why won’t US Soccer lower ticket prices? (and seven more listener questions)
Apr 18 • 64 min
We answer eight listener questions, each at last as glorious as thel last. Here are your timestamps … 1:40 — Why does the USSF charge such high prices for USMNT matches when they could lower prices and sell more tickets? 8:30 — Since George…
Richmond Kickers Weekly: Rodriguez sees red in loss to Lansing Ignite
Apr 18 • 32 min
Daryl and Taylor review the Richmond Kickers 3-1 away loss to Lansing Ignite. Here are the game highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=truByieAW3w (Maxi Rodriguez yellows not included, but if you watch the full match on ESPN+ they’re at the…
Champions League review: deep-dive on what happened in Man City v Tottenham, plus the rest of the quarterfinal second legs
Apr 17 • 83 min
No spoilers! Daryl and Taylor go (VERY) long on Manchester City v Tottenham, and then go slightly shorter on Ajax v Juventus, Barcelona v Manchester United, and Porto v Liverpool. Sponsors! Today’s show is sponsored by… Simple Contacts! Go tp…
MLS review with Joe Lowery: Atlanta United’s first win, Seattle Sounders’ unstoppable left side, plus: a David Beckham retrospective
Apr 16 • 61 min
Daryl his joined by Joe Lowery to review the MLS action from the weekend. Here are your timestamps: 2:15 — Houston Dynamo 2-1 San Jose Earthquakes Why Alberth Elis is a man-marking system’s worst nightmare 6:50 — New England Revolution 0-2 Atlanta…
Weekend Review: Liverpool and Man City keep the title race tight, Jesse Marsch gets a new gig, and Kaku becomes the most reviled villain since Cersei Lannister
Apr 15 • 62 min
Ryan and Taylor take a look at all the action from the weekend, including Raheem Sterling’s focus in City’s 3-1 win over Palace, Salah’s brilliance (and theatricality) in Liverpool’s victory over Chelsea, and drama/mild violence in Milan. Plus, we…
Copa America 2020 news, why isn’t China better at soccer, why are Portsmouth nicknamed Pompey? (and more listener questions)
Apr 11 • 63 min
We open with Copa America 2020 updates (with an extra update added in post-production) Then, listener questions! (timestamps on the left) 9:30 — What am I missing when I watch Weston McKennie? 14:19 — Today’s show is sponsored by DSC! Go to…
Champions League Review: Man United v Barcelona and Ajax v Juventus, plus Gold Cup groups are official
Apr 10 • 66 min
No spoilers! Daryl and Taylor take a look back at all the action from Manchester United v Barcelona, and all the action that mattered from Ajax v Juventus. They also take a look at the group stage draw for the 2019 Gold Cup and get surprisingly…
Richmond Kickers Weekly: steps in the right direction against South Georgia Tormenta FC
Apr 10 • 25 min
We review the Richmond Kickers 0-0 draw with South Georgia Tormenta FC and determine where there was positive growth for the Kickers and where there is still room for improvement (hint: the scoreline is a good indicator of both things). We also…
Spurs v Man City, Liverpool v Porto reviews, plus: why so much headbutting in soccer?
Apr 9 • 68 min
Timestamps! From the start — Spurs v Man CIty, we talk through the tactical setup of both teams and why that created a slow, sometimes fully game, praise Moussa Sissoko, and give a big breakdown of Son’s goal. Starting at 27:25 — we get into…
Weekend Review: how Bayern crushed Dortmund, what did Wolves get wrong in the FA Cup, and why did Diego Costa see red?
Apr 8 • 74 min
Ryan and Taylor take a look back at all the biggest action from the weekend, including… 1) Bayern Munich crush Borussia Dortmund and we try to figure out why Bayern looked so good and Dortmund looked so flat. 2) FA Cup Semi-Final Reviews: City get…
Talking MLS tactical trends with Joseph Lowery
Apr 5 • 57 min
Daryl gets Joe Lowery’s tactical observations from the first few weeks of the MLS season. Lots of different teams doing lots of interesting things, some more successfully than others. Joe also offers a possibly perfect solution to the “should Tyler…
USWNT v Australia review — goals galore!
Apr 5 • 49 min
We review the USWNT’s 5-3 win over Australia, which was somehow enjoyable, confusing, and concerning all at the same time. Today’s show is sponsored by Hello Fresh. Get $80 off your first month by going to http://HelloFresh.com/TSS80 and…
Richmond Kickers Weekly: reviewing the 3-2 loss to Lansing Ignite
Apr 4 • 29 min
We review the Richmond Kickers 3-2 loss to Lansing Ignite, with breakdowns of all five goals, some analysis of the Kickers tactical approach, what Lansing did to make it hard for the Kickers, and what head coach David Bulow did to adjust. This…
Midweek Review: Wolves pounce on Man United, Spurs open new stadium in style, and Moise Kean stands up to racism
Apr 3 • 59 min
Daryl and Taylor take a look back at some the week’s action, and deep-dive analyze Wolverhampton’s latest victory over Manchester United. Plus, Spurs enjoy their new home, Chelsea fans appear to still not enjoy Sarri, Timothy Weah scores (we’re pretty…
Should US Soccer have a national stadium? Which dual-nationals would you cap-tie at the Gold Cup? And more listener questions …
Apr 2 • 64 min
We answer eight listener questions! Timestamps below: 1:40 — Would US Soccer benefit from having a national training center and stadium? 8:08 — If the USMNT brought two youth dual-nationals to the Gold Cup, who should they be? 16:40 — In what…
Weekend Review: Liverpool van Dijk their way past Spurs, Roma humiliated at home, and Rangers see red against Celtic
Apr 1 • 63 min
Ryan and Taylor take a look back at all the action from the weekend, including Liverpool’s dramatic late win over Tottenham, Chelsea’s controversial victory over Cardiff, and commiserations to Huddersfield as their relegation is confirmed. Plus, a…
The Concacaf Nations League exists! Huzzah! International Break Review w/ Ryan Bailey
Mar 28 • 66 min
Ryan and Taylor take a look back at the international break. Is Germany good again? Should Tata Martino have USMNT fans nervous? What circle of hell should racists be sent to? We don’t actually talk about that last one, but we also sort of do. Plus,…
Could the USA play with a left-sided false fullback? Would 5 USMNT players beat 11 amateurs? Why is Berhalter called 3G? (and more listener questions)
Mar 28 • 56 min
We answer eight listener questions! Why is Berhalter called 3G? We’ve seen the US with a false rightback in Nick Lima and Tyler Adams. Could they play with a false leftback? Could 5 USMNT players beat 11 amateur players? Is Michael Bradley’s defensive…
TSS Spinoff! Richmond Kickers Weekly: Head Coach David Bulow talks coaching philosophy, assembling squad for 2019
Mar 27 • 59 min
In the first episode of our Richmond Kickers Weekly spinoff show, we sit down with Head Coach David Bulow. Bulow discusses his coaching philosophy, what it’s like to be grilled by Gregg Berhalter, assembling a roster from scratch, the Kickers players…
USA v Chile review: goal breakdowns, tactical analysis, player evaluation with an eye on the Gold Cup roster
Mar 27 • 77 min
We go deep on the USA’s 1-1 draw with Chile, analyzing both goals in detail, then thinking about what occasionally worked for the US and what Chile did to pull the our defensive setup apart, and how Berhalter responded. In the second half of the show,…
USA v Chile quick-take, hot-take review
Mar 26 • 9 min
Immediate reaction to the USMNT’s 1-1 draw with Chile. Full review to follow later tonight.
USA v Chile deep-dive preview: How big is a bunch of Berhalter changes? Plus: Chileans to watch
Mar 25 • 62 min
Exciting game for the USMNT this Tuesday night. We preview the opposition, so you’ll know who we’re facing and what their strengths and weakness are, and we also go down the rabbit hole of who Gregg Berhalter will select and in what roles, especially…
USMNT v Ecuador in-depth review
Mar 22 • 78 min
We go deep into the USA v Ecuador game, picking out who and what worked and/or didn’t work in Gregg Berhlater’s new system. Today’s show is sponsored by Dollar Shave Club. Go to http://dollarshaveclub.com/tss to try a starter set for just $5….
USMNT v Ecuador quick-take hot-take review
Mar 21 • 17 min
Our immediate reaction to the USA v Ecuador game. BEWARE: SPOILERS FROM THE VERY FIRST SECOND! Full review to follow later tonight. This quick-take, hot-take is sponsored by Ruffneck Scarves. Go to http://ruffneckscarves.com and use code…
US U23 roster analysis, plus how important are the Olympics, why are Wolves good and Fulham bad, and more listener questions
Mar 20 • 64 min
Daryl and Taylor discuss the latest US U23 roster, as well as the announcement of Jason Kreis as head coach of the team. They then turn their attention to a variety of listener questions, ranging from Olympics to Pro/Rel to changes to the offside law….
Gigantic USMNT v Ecuador preview
Mar 19 • 68 min
We preview Thursday’s USA vs Ecuador game by giving you the cheat sheet on Ecuadorians to keep an eye on, a refresher course on Gregg Berhlater’s tactical setup, explaining the upcoming Tyler Adams experiment, picking our starting XI, and highlighting…
Weekend Review: FA Cup drama, Messi does Messi things, Zidane does Zidane things, and Hertha do Hertha things
Mar 18 • 73 min
Ryan and Taylor take a look back at as much of the action from the weekend as possible, including Inter’s 3-2 derby win over Milan, drama in the FA Cup as Wolves show Manchester United the door while a lack of VAR does the same for Swansea. We then…
Creating our own version of the Premier League, plus Will Parchman on the valuation of young MLS players in the global market
Mar 14 • 54 min
New format alert! For today’s show, we’re breaking the episode into 3 segments. 1:46 - Part the First: Will Parchman discusses how Alphonso Davies, Tyler Adams and other young American exports have affected the valuation of MLS players on the…
Bayern Munich v Liverpool in-depth review
Mar 14 • 50 min
We go deep on the big Bayern v LFC Champions League game, getting excited about Klopp’s tactics and analyzing all the goals. Today’s show is sponsored by Hims. For a $5 trial of Him’s hair loss solution, go to http://forhims.com/totalsoccer Today’s…
Juventus v Atletico: in-depth Champions League review
Mar 13 • 33 min
Daryl and Taylor go in-depth on Juventus’ thrilling 3-0 triumph over Atletico Madrid. How did Allegri set his side up to break down a compact Atletico, just how good is Federico Bernardeschi, and why was the second leg so different from the first?…
USMNT roster reaction special
Mar 12 • 56 min
Daryl and Taylor analyze Gregg Berhalter’s 24-man roster for the March 21 and 26 games against Ecuador and Chile. Today’s show is sponsored by SeatGeek. Download the app and use code TSS for $10 off your first ticket purchase.
Weekend Review: Emery on top of United at the Emirates, Sterling gets a hat trick, and Zidane is back at Real Madrid
Mar 11 • 77 min
Ryan Bailey joins the show to discuss all the action from this weekend, including… 0:00 - Arsenal 2 - Manchester United 0 16:00 - Manchester City 3 - Watford 1 And here’s a link to Raheem Sterling’s Player’s Tribune…
Jill Ellis’ USWNT experiments and the gender discrimination lawsuit, with Caitlin Murray
Mar 8 • 48 min
Daryl talks to Caitlin Murray about the USWNT, asking what we learned from Jill Ellis’ experimental lineup decisions at SheBelieves Cup and analyzing the potential impact of the gender discrimination lawsuit that the USWNT filed against US Soccer…
Could the USA win the 2026 World Cup, most underrated Americans in the last 10 years, and more listener questions
Mar 7 • 101 min
Daryl and Taylor take turns answering four listener questions, many of which involve the USMNT. After that, at 35:44, they’re joined in studio by special guest Adam Snavely to answer four more AND do some TSS Scouting Network updates. SPONSORS!…
PSG vs Man Utd and Real Madrid vs Ajax review
Mar 6 • 44 min
We discuss the very confusing game between PSG and Man Utd, plus Ajax’s surprise win over Real Madrid. Todays show is sponsored by Away Days! Go to https://awaydaysfootball.com and use code TSS for 15% off.
Jason Davis discusses his new show, why Mario Balotelli needs to come to MLS, and much more!
Mar 5 • 62 min
Jason Davis joins the program to discuss his new podcast, Miscellaneous FC. He explains why he wanted to get back into podcasting, how he came up with the idea for the show, and some of his favorite topics they’ve discussed thus far. We also get into…
MLS Weekend Review w/ Paul Tenorio of The Athletic
Mar 4 • 50 min
Paul Tenorio is back on the program to discuss the inaugural weekend of the 2019 MLS season. We talk surprises (both good and bad) from the first round of games, as well as some of Paul’s season predictions and why he went for them. There’s also some…
Weekend Review: European Edition w/ Ryan Bailey
Mar 4 • 67 min
Our old pal Ryan Bailey joins the show to discuss all the action from a busy weekend of European soccer… there’s Barcelona handing Real Madrid another El Classico defeat, Lazio getting it done against Roma, controversy in London, and sarcastic…
2019 MLS season preview w/ Matt Doyle, plus Daryl calls in to discuss Copa America 2020 updates
Mar 1 • 65 min
0:00 - Matt Doyle joins the show to discuss the impending start of the 2019 MLS season. Here’s a link to Doyle’s epic preview: https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2019/02/27/armchair-analyst-frontrunners-pack-all-24-mls-teams-tier We start on the east…
MLS Western Conference preview and predictions 2019
Feb 27 • 108 min
We offer very specific predictions for all 12 Western Conference teams. Timestamps below … 2:00 — US Soccer’s mega-offer to host an expanded Copa America in 2020 6:30 — An apology to Emmanuel Ledesma 8:23 — Colorado Rapids 13:23 — FC Dallas…
MLS Eastern Conference previews and predictions 2019
Feb 26 • 102 min
We offer very specific predictions for all 12 Eastern Conference teams. Timestamps below … 1:57 — Atlanta United 14:00 — Chicago Fire 20:30 — FC Cincinnati 28:24 — Today’s show is sponsored by SeatGeek! Use code TSS for $10 off your first…
Weekend review: Man Utd v Liverpool, Almiron magic, Messi hat-trick, Chelsea transfer ban, and more
Feb 24 • 60 min
We review everything we saw this weekend: Starting at 0:15 — Man Utd vs Liverpool, and how Solskjær broke and then sort-of fixed Man Utd 14:35 — Today’s show is sponsored by Talisman! Go to http://talismancaps.com and use code…
Crystal Dunn on the SheBelieves Cup and the 2019 World Cup, plus Brian Bliss explains how Sporting KC scout players
Feb 22 • 48 min
0:00 - Crystal Dunn joins the show to discuss her time with the national team, how the squad responded to the loss to France, and why she’s okay with being married to a Patriots fan. 31:13 - Brian Bliss, the Director of Player Personnel for Sporting…
Atletico v Juventus and Schalke v Man City reviews
Feb 20 • 59 min
No spoilers! 0:00 - Atletico v Juventus 24:18 - Schalke v Manchester City SPONSORS! SeatGeek! They’re designed to make your ticket buying experience easier than ever. Get $10 off your first SeatGeek purchase by entering promo code “TSS” in the…
Liverpool v Bayern Munich review
Feb 19 • 26 min
No spoilers! We review Liverpool v Bayern Munich and explain why it … happened the way it did. Today’s show is sponsored by BR Live! Download the app and get a soccer pass to watch all UEFA Champions League and Europa League games.
Benny Feilhaber on his move to Colorado and his national team prospects, plus Nicole Hack on the relationship between supporters and club in Chicago
Feb 15 • 34 min
0:00 - Benny Feilhaber joins the program to discuss his move to Colorado, the challenges of adapting to a new system, and his expectations for the USMNT under Gregg Berhalter. 15:57 - Taylor calls Nicole Hack, the chairperson of Section 8 Chicago, to…
Talking all things Bundesliga (and a little Champions League) w/ Matt Hermann of The Talking Fussball Podcast
Feb 14 • 59 min
Matt Hermann is back on the program (and is also Taylor’s Valentine). He discusses the possible title race in the Bundesliga, the conundrum that is RB Leipzig, the importance of sporting directors in terms of club stability, which Bundesliga-based…
George Quraishi on the life cycle of a story and why sports might actually matter
Feb 13 • 79 min
Disclaimer: this show was recorded a couple weeks ago… Daryl interviews George Quraishi, managing editor of The Athletic Soccer. They discuss why George left Howler, the life of a story from beginning to end, and why sports may or may not actually…
Why are Americans suddenly heading to Scotland? Graham Ruthven explains, and talks La Liga
Feb 12 • 34 min
Graham Ruthven (The Guardian, Eurosport) joins the show to discuss the recent trend of Americans heading to the Scottish Premier League, as well as the tendency of some players to head in the opposite direction. Are the two leagues friends, enemies,…
Weekend Review w/ Ryan Bailey! Chelsea look Sarri as City stroll, Liverpool keep hope alive, and Sergio Ramos is the poster boy for Real Madrid
Feb 11 • 68 min
Ryan Bailey joins the show to break down the big games from this past weekend: what did City get so right and Chelsea get so wrong in that 6-0 drubbing, how can Liverpool stay in contention in multiple competitions, is Ole Gunnar Solskjaer using…
Americans Abroad Weekend Review w/ Joseph Lowery
Feb 11 • 53 min
Joseph Lowery is on the line to discuss more than a few of the many Americans playing abroad. A large section up front is dedicated to the Americans in the Bundesliga, including (but not limited to) Adams, McKennie, Sargent, and Pulisic. Then it’s on…
Keith Costigan talks Liverpool, the race for the Premier League title, and the return of the Champions League
Feb 8 • 45 min
Keith Costigan of Fox Sports fame joins the show to go deep on Liverpool’s season so far, including the things that keep him up at night when worrying about their title challenge AND the things that help sooth those nerves. We also discuss his…
Siad Haji of the San Jose Earthquakes discusses life as an MLS rookie
Feb 7 • 31 min
Taylor talks to new San Jose Earthquakes attacker Siad Haji, who was taken with the #2 overall pick in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft. Siad discusses his early life as a new arrival in the United States, the difficulties of Division I soccer, what it’s like…
Premier League Panic Rankings w/ Adam Snavely
Feb 6 • 57 min
If you’re looking for a Daryl Grove update, there’s a very brief one at the start of this episode (it’s as good of news as can be expected). After that, Taylor calls up Adam Snavely, the author of the always hilarious (and consistently…
Discussing A (Possible) New Era in MLS w/ Sam Stejskal
Feb 5 • 53 min
Taylor calls up Sam Stejskal (national writer for MLSsoccer.com) to get his thoughts on driving to Boston, the Super Bowl, and the Polar Vortex. Oh, and we also discuss the (possible) beginning of a new era in MLS, with clubs selling players for big…
USMNT January camp winners and … not-winners
Feb 4 • 87 min
We look back at the first USMNT January camp of the Gregg Berhalter era and give our list of winners and … losers is the wrong word, so … not winners. Today’s show is sponsored by SeatGeek. Get $10 off your first SeatGeek purchase by entering…
USMNT v Costa Rica review
Feb 2 • 47 min
Daryl and Taylor review the USMNT’s friendly vs Costa Rica. No spoilers here, just in case! Today’s show is sponsored by Talisman caps! Go to http://talismancaps.com and use code TOTALSOCCER20 for a 20% discount.
Transfer Deadline Day review and USMNT analysis w/ ESPN’S Sebastian Salazar
Feb 1 • 63 min
ESPN’s Sebastian Salazar joins the show to discuss the (semi-disappointing) Transfer Deadline Day that was, with specific emphasis on Luciano Acosta, Miguel Almiron, and Sebastian Giovinco. We then get into his work as a sideline reporter,…
Talking all things Serie A w/ David Amoyal of The Calcioland Podcast
Jan 31 • 63 min
David Amoyal (The Athletic, ESPN, The CalcioLand Podcast) joins the show to break down the Serie A season thus far. We discuss the transfers, drama, and key players for Inter Milan, AC Milan, Roma, Napoli, and Juventus, as well as some of the less…
USA v Costa Rica preview, plus your USMNT-centric questions get answered!
Jan 30 • 80 min
Daryl Grove is back in studio! It’s an emotional first 7 minutes or so of the show, and I mean that seriously, so prepare accordingly. After that, we look back at the USA’s 3-0 win over Panama, before looking forward to their opponents on Saturday:…
Discussing Higuain’s move to Chelsea, the madness at Monaco, and much more w/ Luke Moore of The Football Ramble
Jan 29 • 43 min
With Daryl en route back to Richmond, Taylor called up one of Mr. Grove’s compatriots to talk a little soccer/football. Luke Moore (of The Football Ramble and On the Continent) is on the line to discuss Higuain and Pulisic to Chelsea, the best and…
All hail Nick Lima! Deep-dive review of USMNT v Panama w/ Joe Lowery
Jan 28 • 50 min
After Daryl and George came together to record a quick take/calm take review of the USA’s 3-0 win over Panama, Taylor called up The Athletic’s Joe Lowery to discuss Gregg Berhalter’s USMNT coaching debut. We get into the team’s tactical approach, who…
USMNT v Panama quick-take, hot-take review, with The Athletic’s George Quraishi
Jan 28 • 46 min
Daryl sits down with George Quraishi, managing editor of The Athletic Soccer (and some say Magic City’s #1 customer) to review the first game of the Gregg Berhalter era. What did we like? Which players impressed? Will this win help start filling…
What went wrong for the USWNT against France? Caitlin Murray has answers
Jan 25 • 35 min
Taylor is joined by The Athletic’s Caitlin Murray to get her thoughts on the US women’s national team’s recent games against France and Spain. They take a closer look at the 3-1 loss to Les Bleues and attempt to figure out what went wrong, who…
Discussing the US Women’s National Team w/ The Equalizer’s Jeff Kassouf
Jan 24 • 42 min
Recorded live at the 2019 United Soccer Coaches convention in Chicago, Daryl and Taylor talk with Jeff Kassouf of The Equalizer podcast about all things USWNT, as well as the 2019 World Cup in general. Which players could miss out? How might Jill…
USMNT January camp updates and MLS offseason analysis w/ Paul Tenorio
Jan 22 • 51 min
The Athletic’s Paul Tenorio talks to Taylor about his observations from his time at Gregg Berhalter’s first USMNT training camp. What’s being done, who’s thriving, and who might need to impress? Paul has answers. After that, we take a look at the 2019…
Weekend Review: Arsenal press past Chelsea, Spurs squeak by Fulham, and Americans Abroad updates
Jan 21 • 74 min
We take a look back at the weekend’s action, including… 0:00 - Arsenal v Chelsea 20:45 - Today’s show is sponsored by SeatGeek. Download the app and enter promo code TSS for $10 off your first ticket purchase. 23:14 - Wolverhampton v Leicester…
Kyle Martino talks Goalpher, Street Soccer, US Soccer; Ian Barker talks rondos
Jan 18 • 51 min
Two great interviews from the United Soccer Coaches Convention in Chicago. First, Kyle Martino talks about losing his US Soccer presidency bid and the part of his campaign he decided to go ahead with anyway. Second, we go deep in the weeds on rondos…
The 10 most interesting moves of the January transfer window (thus far)
Jan 17 • 67 min
Daryl and Taylor discuss the most interesting moves that have already taken place in the current transfer window. Editor’s note: we’re deliberately using the word “interesting” because there are widely varying reasons how/why we came up with our final…
Premier League mid-term grades: Man United, Newcastle, Southampton, Tottenham, Watford, West Ham, Wolverhampton
Jan 16 • 87 min
On the newest (and most in-studio) episode of The Total Soccer Show… 0:00 - David Wagner departs Huddersfield. What happened and what happens next? 4:03 - Manchester United 15:47 - Newcastle 31:18 - NEW SPONSOR ALERT! Today’s show is brought to you…
The mental side of soccer, with sports psychologist Dan Abrahams
Jan 15 • 38 min
Daryl and Taylor talk to Dan Abrahams, a sports psychologist who works with AFC Bournemouth in England as well as various individual players. To learn more about Dan, visit http://danabrahams.com Today’s show is sponsored by Grip6 belts! To see how…
Total Soccer Show x Cooligans: Crossover Questions Part 1
Jan 14 • 23 min
Daryl and Taylor from TSS wrap up the United Soccer Coaches convention by sitting down with Christian Polanco and Alexis Guerreros of The Cooligans. Together we answer a few listener questions. This is part one of the episode. Part two is out now,…
Jason Davis talks Twitter, soccer, and dystopian futures
Jan 12 • 34 min
Taylor talks to SiriusXM’s Jason Davis about … everything. Birdbox, zombies, work-life balance, Twitter, MLS, radio, podcasting and plenty more. 18:12 — Today’s show is sponsored by Dollar Shave Club. Go to http://dollarshaveclub.com/TSS and…
Why don’t more soccer fans care about stats, what’s the deal with loans, and more listener questions!
Jan 10 • 38 min
Recorded live from our hotel room in Chicago, we answer some excellent listener questions… 0:38 - What’s the best approach to kickoffs? Go long, play it back, shoot, or something else entirely? 8:54 - How do loan deals and other roster moves…
Premier League mid-term grades: Everton, Fulham, Huddersfield, Leicester, Liverpool, Man City
Jan 8 • 81 min
It’s part two of our Premier League mid-term reports. Here are your timestamps: 1:30 — Everton 13:08 — Fulham 27:45 — Today’s show is sponsored by SeatGeek! Download the app and use code TSS for $10 off your first SeatGeek ticket purchase. 30:30…
Premier League mid-term grades: Arsenal, Bournemouth, Brighton, Burnley, Cardiff, Chelsea, Crystal Palace
Jan 7 • 78 min
It’s mid-term report time! We grade seven Premier League teams on their first half of the season. We also talk a little Tim Weah. Timestamps below: 0:20 — Tim Weah has been loaned from PSG to Celtic Premier League grades: 3:55 — Arsenal…
How will Brexit affect the Premier League? (and five more listener questions)
Jan 4 • 57 min
It’s a listener question special! Here are the timestamps for what we’re answering today: 2:08 — What effect will Brexit have on the Premier League and English soccer? 12:22 — Why do English teams play all those games over the festive period?…
Manchester City v Liverpool review, plus Pulisic to Chelsea updates
Jan 3 • 52 min
It’s a NO SPOILERS show description! 0:00 - We break down all the key events in Manchester City’s showdown with league leaders Liverpool. If your team won, you should listen to celebrate. If you’re a neutral, we get into the nitty-gritty of the…
Analyzing Christian Pulisic’s Chelsea move, plus 10 possible January transfers
Jan 2 • 59 min
0:00 - Christian Pulisic’s $73 million move to Chelsea is complete. We break down the transfer itself, where Pulisic fits at Chelsea, and if we think it’s a smart move for the young American. 21:20 - Quick chat about Emerson Hyndman’s return to…
New Year’s Soccer Resolutions for 2019 (plus: Pulisic and Weah rumors, Crew Saved, Brek Shea to Atlanta)
Dec 31, 2018 • 68 min
We start by catching up on some American soccer news: 1:45 — Christian Pulisic to Chelsea rumor 8:33 — Tim Weah to Celtic rumor 12:55 — Columbus Crew has been saved! 16:45 — Break Shea to Atlanta United 23:15 — Today’s show is sponsored by…
Weekend review: Salah front and center, Pogba on rhythm guitar
Dec 24, 2018 • 63 min
We review three games from the weekend’s Premier League action: 2:00 — Wolves v Liverpool 15:11 — Cardiff v Man Utd 26:09 — Man City vs Crystal Palace 40:05 — Today’s show is sponsored by SeatGeek. Download the app and enter promo code “TSS”…
Aaron Dolores of Black Arrow FC discusses the changing perception of soccer in America
Dec 21, 2018 • 62 min
Taylor calls up Aaron Dolores of lifestyle brand Black Arrow FC to talk about the intersection of soccer and black culture. Specifically, they discuss Black Arrow’s latest endeavors, the increase of racism in England, the changing perception of soccer…
Bobby Warshaw discusses Gregg Berhalter’s USMNT roster for the January camp
Dec 20, 2018 • 42 min
Taylor calls up Bobby Warshaw (of ExtraTime Radio fame) to get his thoughts on Gregg Berhalter’s 27-player roster for the upcoming USMNT January camp. Who might stand out? Who has Bobby saying “meh?” And what does the squad tell us about Berhalter’s…
Discussing coaching in America, Liverpool v Man United, and Gregg Berhalter w/ Ian Barker of United Soccer Coaches
Dec 18, 2018 • 57 min
Taylor calls up Ian Barker, the director of coaching education at United Soccer Coaches, to get his thoughts on the growth of coaching in American soccer. They also discuss how to get more people from more areas involved in more aspects of soccer,…
Mourinho out at Manchester United! Discussing what went wrong and what comes next w/ Carl Anka
Dec 18, 2018 • 36 min
It’s a (borderline) emergency podcast! With Daryl still out wandering around England, Taylor called up The Athletic’s Carl Anka to discuss the surprisingly surprising news that Manchester United and Jose Mourinho have parted ways. They get into what…
Wolves keep winning, Arsenal pressed into defeat by Saints, and UEFA Champions League draw reaction
Dec 17, 2018 • 48 min
Taylor calls up Daryl, currently somewhere in England, to discuss some moments from this weekend’s action. Disclaimer: we don’t really get into Liverpool’s emphatic win over Manchester United, as our guest on Tuesday dives a little deeper into the…
What’s the best USMNT starting XI right now, are football groups good for soccer, and more listener questions
Dec 14, 2018 • 55 min
Daryl is back (via the interwebs) to answer 5 listener questions… 1) If you arrive early enough to a live game to see the players warm-up, is there any information you can glean from what you see? 2) What is the best spot in a stadium to watch…
How Atlanta United won it all and what the future now holds w/ The Athletic’s Felipe Cardenas
Dec 12, 2018 • 55 min
With Daryl flying to England, Taylor called up The Athletic’s Felipe Cardenas to discuss Atlanta United’s victorious 2018 MLS campaign. They get into how Atlanta assembled the pieces and how Tata Martino went about effectively combining them into a…
No spoilers! Reviewing Barcelona v Spurs, Liverpool v Napoli, and more Champions League goodness
Dec 11, 2018 • 53 min
Safely ensconced back in TSS Tower, Daryl and Taylor are ready to talk Champions League! 0:00 - Barcelona v Tottenham 22:35 - Today’s show is sponsored by Grip6 belts. Go to http://grip6.com/tss to see 20% and 33% discounts. 24:49 -…
Josh Sargent scores! Chelsea v Man City review, Copa Libertadores final
Dec 10, 2018 • 50 min
We review Josh Sargent’s record-setting Werder Bremen debut, DeAndre Yedlin’s no-good-very-bad day for Newcastle, chelsea’s win over Man City, and River Plate’s Copa Libertadores win. Today’s show is sponsored by Away Days Football, now…
MLS Cup review: Atlanta United vs Portland Timbers
Dec 9, 2018 • 34 min
Form Mercedes Benz Stadium, we offer our analysis of Atlanta United versus Portland Timbers, starting with a tactical overview and then breaking down the goals. No spoilers in the show notes, just in case! Today’s show is sponsored by Liverpool Jean….
Is Christian Pulisic really that good, and other listener questions
Dec 7, 2018 • 48 min
Prior to departing Richmond for the raining/snowy conditions in Atlanta, we answered 5 listener questions: 1) Christian Pulisic finished 2nd in the Kopa Trophy race, which is awarded to the best U21 player in the world. Is he really that good?…
Wolves v Chelsea, plus: Stu Holden talks MLS Cup and Champions League
Dec 6, 2018 • 55 min
00:20 — Wolves v Chelsea 11:10 — Very quick review of Man Utd vs Arsenal 17:45 — US Soccer Foundation vs US Soccer Federation 23:50 — Today’s show is sponsored by RXBAR. Go to http://rxbar.com/soccer and use code “soccer” for 25% off the…
Atlanta v Portland: 2018 MLS Cup Preview with Matt Doyle
Dec 5, 2018 • 31 min
Taylor calls up Matt Doyle of mlssoccer.com to discuss this weekend’s clash between Atlanta United and the Portland Timbers in the 2018 MLS Cup. Matt breaks down what both teams are most likely to do, who the key players will be for both sides, and…
The Berhalter era begins! Discussing the USMNT’s new coach with The Athletic’s Paul Tenorio
Dec 4, 2018 • 43 min
Taylor calls up The Athletic’s Paul Tenorio to discuss Gregg Berhalter taking over as head coach of the US Men’s National Team. Paul was at the introductory press conference, and gives his thoughts on the media event itself, as well as the search…
Your questions about Gregg Berhalter, new USMNT coach, answered
Dec 3, 2018 • 100 min
We discuss the appointment of new US Men’s National Team Head Coach Gregg Berhalter in three different ways: 00:35 — The hiring process, why it took so long and what that says about US Soccer 22:30 — Gregg Berhlater the coach, his style of play,…
Arsenal v Spurs and Liverpool v Everton in-depth reviews
Dec 2, 2018 • 54 min
We review the North London derby and the Merseyside derby. If you’re looking for our take on Gregg Berhalter being appointed as the new USMNT coach, we’ll have a new episode out very soon. Arsenal v Spurs review starts at 2:00 Liverpool v Everton…
MLS Playoffs Review: Sporting KC v Portland Timbers and NY Red Bulls v Atlanta United
Nov 30, 2018 • 38 min
Daryl and Taylor were up late (and on Daryl’s birthday no less!) to watch and review the MLS Conference Finals second legs. Lots of drama in Kansas City… and less so in New Jersey. 0:00 - Sporting KC v Portland OR “How Gio Savarese yelled his team…
Six US players who need a January move, and where we’d send them
Nov 29, 2018 • 59 min
We pick six USMNT players who need to refresh their club situation, and make our case for where we think they should go. We also answer four listener questions: 1. What’s happened to Thomas Mueller? 2. What is CONCACAFING? 3. What is Soccer United…
Champions League Review! Tottenham v Inter and PSG v Liverpool
Nov 28, 2018 • 54 min
No spoilers! Daryl and Taylor break down all the Champions League footage they were able to take in during a packed Wednesday afternoon. 1) Tottenham v Inter 2) PSG v Liverpool 3) PSV v Barcelona 4) Borussia Dortmund v Club Brugge Today’s show is…
Zack Steffen to Man City, Christian Pulisic to Chelsea, Liverpool or Bayern transfer rumors
Nov 27, 2018 • 62 min
We discuss two big transfer rumors involving American players, the big news about the Copa Libertadores Final second leg’s change of location, and take a quick look back at today’s Champions League action. Today’s show is sponsored by SeatGeek….
MLS Playoffs Review: Atlanta v New York Red Bulls and Portland v Sporting KC
Nov 25, 2018 • 40 min
No spoilers: With the first legs of the conference finals in the books, Daryl and Taylor… 0:00 - Review Atlanta’s match against the Red Bulls and ponder what went very right for one team and very wrong for another. 23:18 - Today’s episode is brought…
Copa Libertadores Final postponed after Boca Juniors bus attacked by River Plate fans, plus: USMNT U20s win the CONCACAF Championship
Nov 24, 2018 • 33 min
We open wth a review of the USA U20s 2-0 win over Mexico in the CONCACAF Championship Final. Who impressed us and why? Starting at 19:25, we review what we know about the postponed Copa Liberatdores final. Today’s show is sponsored by Liverpool Jeans….
If the USMNT were a Thanksgiving dish, what would they be?
Nov 21, 2018 • 71 min
We open by offering what we’re thankful for this Thanksgiving, starting with Daryl’s “two other teams.” Then we get into listener questions. Here they are, with timestamps: 12:30 — If the USMNT were a Thanksgiving dish, what would they be? 20: 50…
Why the past year has been so frustrating for USMNT fans, plus: Italy v USA review
Nov 20, 2018 • 63 min
We sort of review the Italy v USA game but we mostly look back on one year of the US under an acting/interim coach and the uncertainty and disappointment created by spending so much time in the wilderness. We also review the US Under 20s win over…
England Finally Conquers Croatia, Plus USA-Italy Preview and US U20 Recap
Nov 19, 2018 • 48 min
On today’s episode of The Total Soccer Show… 0:00 - England wins UEFA Nations League Group Group 4 with a come-from-behind victory over Croatia. 19:50 - Today’s show is brought to you by… Greats! They’re Brooklyn’s first sneaker company! To…
MLS vs USMNT — who would win? (plus: more listener questions)
Nov 16, 2018 • 57 min
We open with some quick VAR in the Premier League chat and then answer five listener questions: 4:35 — What are refs looking for when they check under players shorts? 8:35 — Would the USMNT’s Champions League players be underserved by an MLS…
England v USMNT and Scotland v USWNT Reviews
Nov 15, 2018 • 51 min
No spoilers: Daryl and Taylor review the USMNT’s match away to England and the USWNT’s match away to Scotland. It’s a United Kingdom v Former Colonies spectacular! Sponsors! Today’s show is brought to you by… Simple Contacts! Go to…
England v USMNT preview
Nov 13, 2018 • 64 min
We preview the USA’s game against England, which is happening this Thursday, 3pm Eastern, and will be on ESPN2. Today’s show is sponsored by Away Days. Go to http://awaydaysfootball.com and use code “TSS” for 15% off. Today’s show is sponsored by…
Weekend Review: Der Klassiker, Copa Libertadores, Manchester Derby, and MLS Playoffs
Nov 12, 2018 • 70 min
On a packed episode of The Total Soccer Show… 0:00 - Borussia Dortmund 3 Bayern Munich 2: Jadon Sancho shines as Christian Pulisic sits. 14:44 - Manchester City comprehensively defeated Manchester United 3-1 on Sunday, and Taylor is convinced it’s…
Seattle v Portland Review, plus USWNT updates and listener questions
Nov 9, 2018 • 51 min
On today’s show, we review Portland’s dramatic, shootout victory in the MLS Western Conference semifinals. We also discuss the USWNT’s 1-0 win over Portugal, Louisville’s 1-0 win over Phoenix in the USL Cup, and answer 2 listener questions!…
USMNT player pool, plus: Juventus vs Man Utd review
Nov 8, 2018 • 55 min
We open with Gianni Infantino’s strong stance against the European Super League. 4:50 — Juventus vs Man Utd review 21:09 — Today’s show is sponsored by Grip6 — tighten up, Taylor! Go to http://grip6.com/tss for big discounts on Grip6 belts,…
USMNT roster reaction — who are the notable inclusions and exclusions?
Nov 6, 2018 • 53 min
We take a good long look at the USMNT roster for the games against England (Nov 15) and Italy (Nov 20). Today’s show is sponsored by Simple Contacts! Go to http://simplecontacts.com/TSS20 and use code TSS20 for $20 off your contact lenses. We…
FootballLeaks explained: the European Super League, Financial Fair Play, and Gianni Infantino stories
Nov 5, 2018 • 63 min
We explain and analyze the three big stories from Der Spiegel’s Football Leaks data. Starting at 00:00 — What is Football Leaks? 10:10 — The European Super League plot 27:21 — Today’s show is sponsored by SeatGeek. Download the app and use code…
MLS Knockout Round Review: Berhalter gets his tactics right, Argentine playmakers shine, and a whole lot more!
Nov 2, 2018 • 80 min
We review all four of the knockout round games from the 2018 MLS playoffs, starting with… 0:00 - NYCFC v Philadelphia Union: Maxi Morales shines as Yangel Herrera locks it down 16:31 - Today’s show is sponsored by… Loop Jewelry! Loop is engagement…
Borussia Dortmund deep dive with Adam Whittaker Snavely
Oct 31, 2018 • 75 min
We talk to The Athletic’s Adam Whittaker Snavely about Adam’s accidental career as soccer writer and Borussia Dortmund’s season so far. We talk about the changes Lucien Favre has made, Christian Pulisic’s role, and what the future looks like for the…
Who’s to blame at Real Madrid? U20 World Cup qualifying preview, Copa America 2020 news
Oct 30, 2018 • 63 min
We’re reunited in studio! 1:30 — Review of el Clasico 10:15 — Julien Lopetegui has been fired by Real Madrid— who is to blame? 29:50 — Today’s show is sponsored by The Athletic. Go to http://theathletic.com/tssoctober for a 40%…
A big-picture look at young USMNT players in 2018, with Adam Belz of Scuffed
Oct 29, 2018 • 72 min
Daryl is joined by Scuffed’s Adam Belz to take a big step back and look at the MLS 2018 regular season to ask which USMNT-eligible players made progress. Daryl and Adam also look at one year of the USMNT playing the kids, to see what we’ve learned…
The TSS “Ask Us Anything” Spectacular
Oct 25, 2018 • 84 min
Daryl and Taylor spend 90+ minutes answering 20+ questions about the podcast, themselves, their non-soccer lives, and much, much more. It’s definitely a bit self-indulgent (according to Taylor, who is writing this description), but if you’ve ever…
Which TV character would make the best USMNT manager, ranking the top leagues of the Americas, and more listener questions
Oct 24, 2018 • 45 min
Daryl and Taylor answer more listener questions, including: 1) If Osvaldo Alonso had been cleared to play for the USA, how would he have affected the USMNT’s fortunes over the course of his career? 2) What are the best tactics, tips, and…
Why so few Americans at top-end Premier League teams? What happened to Gedion Zelalem? (and other listener questions)
Oct 23, 2018 • 47 min
It’s a listener question special!We talk Americans in the Premier League, Gedion Zelalem’s long absence, playing soccer wearing sneakers, the CONCACAF Champions League format, and whether or not future college soccer players will represent the USMNT….
Weekend Review: Chelsea v Man Utd, Barcelona v Sevilla, Inter v Milan
Oct 22, 2018 • 69 min
00:00 — Chelsea vs Man Utd 18:40 — For a $5 trial month of HIMS, go to http://forhims.com/totalsoccer 20:15 — Barcelona vs Sevilla 45:40 — Sign up for the Robinhood investing app at http://soccer.robinhood.com 49:10 — Inter vs Milan
USA’s best #6, MLS and Liga MX combo league, plus: what can USMNT learn from USWNT?
Oct 18, 2018 • 65 min
It’s a listener question special! Today’s show is sponsored by The Athletic. Go to http://theathletic.com/tssoctober for 40% off an annual subscription Today’s show is sponsored by Away Days! Go to http://awaydaysfootball.com and use TSS for…
USA v Canada and Spain v England Reviews
Oct 18, 2018 • 41 min
We review the USA’s (comprehensive) 2-0 victory over Canada in the final of the 2018 CONCACAF Championship. How good was that goal from Rose Lavelle? What do we do if Julie Ertz gets injured? (short answer: panic). Why did Canada struggle so much when…
USMNT v Peru in-depth review
Oct 17, 2018 • 64 min
We watched USA v Peru twice before recording this review of the game, in which we offer insights into what did and did not work, which players impressed or didn’t, and, most importantly, why. No spoilers in the show notes, but all hail Kellyn Acosta….
USA v Peru: Quick-Take, Hot-Take Review
Oct 16, 2018 • 12 min
No Spoilers: Daryl and Taylor discuss their instant reactions to the USA’s friendly match against Peru. Lots to discuss and lots to rewatch. We’ll be back with our in-depth review later tonight/early tomorrow AM!
USMNT v Peru preview, USWNT v Jamaica review
Oct 15, 2018 • 56 min
We open with a quick look back at the USWNT’s World Cup qualification-worthy victory over Jamaica, then we look at the USMNT’s next opponent, Peru, before discussing possible USMNT lineups and how hard it is to analyze and assess the team in the Dave…
Save the Crew update! Also: Croatia v England and USWNT v Trinidad and Tobago
Oct 12, 2018 • 38 min
We start with a review of Croatia v England, move on at 11:00 to talk USWNT World Cup qualifying and the win over T&T, then at 17:55 onward we offer an update on the #SaveTheCrew news that broke while we were recording. Today’s show was sponsored…
USA v Colombia review
Oct 12, 2018 • 37 min
Our longer review of the USMNT v Colombia game. Less emotional and more analytical than our quick-take, and with a grasp at a few straws of positivity. But still not thrilled with the defensive setup. Today’s show is sponsored by The Athletic! Go to…
USA v Colombia quick-take, hot-take review
Oct 11, 2018 • 12 min
Immediate reaction to the USMNT vs Colombia game. Longer review show to follow.
USA v Colombia and England v Croatia Previews and Lineup Predictions
Oct 10, 2018 • 54 min
0:00 - Previewing England’s UEFA Nations League matchup with Croatia. How will Southgate handle the issues that caused problems in the World Cup semifinal? 14:05 - Today’s show is sponsored by… GREATS! Brooklyn’s first sneaker company! We try…
Isolated USMNT strikers, improving the US Open Cup, evaluating center backs, and more …
Oct 9, 2018 • 64 min
It’s a listener question special! First, please register to vote via either http://vote.gov or http://vote.org Questions: 1. Why do problems like isolated strikers persist across multiple USMNT coaches? 2. Should the USMNT play more away…
Weekend Review: Deep Dives on Five Games!
Oct 8, 2018 • 78 min
We take a look at five games from the weekend, and then a few more quick hits at the end. 0:00 - USWNT v Panama: Long balls at the start 9:02 - Liverpool v City: Good Game or Boring Game? We have the answer! 23:51 - Today’s show is sponsored…
USWNT v Mexico review, plus: listener questions about nutmegs, match minutes and fears
Oct 4, 2018 • 41 min
We review the USWNT v Mexico Concacaf Championship/World Cup qualifier, then answer three listener questions. Today’s show is sponsored by Ruffneck Scarves! Use code “TOTALSOCCERSHOW” at http://ruffneckscarves.com for 20% off. Today’s show is…
Champions League review: Spurs v Barcelona, CSKA v Real Madrid, Lokomotiv v Schalke
Oct 3, 2018 • 41 min
We review three Champions League games, focusing hard on Spurs v Barcelona, especially the superb defensive contributions of Luis Suarez and the unfair perfection of Leo Messi’s passing. We also talk Real’s surprise loss in Moscow and, don’t know if…
USWNT World Cup qualifying preview with John D. Halloran
Oct 2, 2018 • 33 min
Daryl talks to John D. Halloran about the USWNT as the team prepares for the CONCACAF Women’s Championship, which doubles as qualifying for World Cup 2019. John offers his insights in the USWNT’s formation, likely lineups, strengths, weaknesses, and…
USMNT Roster Reaction and Review
Oct 1, 2018 • 47 min
Daryl and Taylor break down the latest USMNT roster for the upcoming friendlies against Colombia and Peru. Who were we excited to see? Who were we surprised to see? Who were we… erm… not surprised or excited to see? All that and much, much more!…
Weekend review: Chelsea v Liverpool, Bayer Leverkusen v Borussia Dortmund, NYRB v Atlanta United
Oct 1, 2018 • 60 min
We review all the weekend action that we saw. You’ll see three game is the title, but we also talk Wolves v Southampton (with a lot of Wolves) and West Ham vs Man Utd (with a lot of Mourinho) and DC United vs Montreal (with a lot of DC). Today’s show…
Tim Howard talks goalkeeping, the USMNT, and being on camera
Sep 27, 2018 • 30 min
Daryl interviews Tim Howard, who recently joined Turner Sports as a football analyst for TNT/BR Live’s Champions League coverage. Today’s show is sponsored by The Athletic. Go to http://theathletic.com/tssseptember for 40% off a one-year…
USMNT listener questions Part II… plus, Pogba and Mourinho have words
Sep 26, 2018 • 66 min
In the first part of today’s show, we discuss the latest Pogba-Mourinho drama (STAY OFF THAT INSTAGRAM, YOU KIDS!) and analyze the USL’s new structure for next season. After that, we move on to part two of our USMNT listener question…
Who should be the next USMNT captain, what tactics should the new US manager employ, and other listener questions
Sep 25, 2018 • 71 min
On Part 1 of our USMNT-centric listener question spectacular, Daryl and Taylor do their best to answer nine questions: 1) Is the USA’s fullback problem is solved? If so, where is the next position deficiency? 2) Who would you prefer to wear…
Weekend review: Wolves bite Man Utd, NWSL Championship, Pulisic scores, and more
Sep 24, 2018 • 59 min
We review all the weekend action, starting with the TSS derby and then the rest of the Premier League. Starting at 29:!5, we review the NWSL Championship game between Portland Thorns and North Carolina Courage. At 40:40 we check in on Weston McKennie…
Best national teams outside UEFA and CONMEBOL, tips on starting a podcast, and more listener questions
Sep 21, 2018 • 51 min
1) If FIFA allowed it, could two non-UEFA/non-CONMEBOL teams pair up to compete with or even surpass the likes of Brazil, Spain, France etc? 2) Do you have any tips on starting a new podcast? Any pitfalls to avoid? 3) Do the smaller national teams…
What happens to the USMNT if Christian Pulisic gets hurt, where does MLS rank in terms of global soccer leagues, and more listener questions
Sep 20, 2018 • 51 min
Daryl and Taylor answer 5 USMNT/MLS-centric listener questions: 1) If MLS were to play a regular season game in England, which two teams should play and where should it take place? 2) What happens to the USMNT if Christian Pulisic gets injured before…
Champions League Wednesday review: Lyon roar against Man City, Ajax clean up, Ronaldo sees red
Sep 19, 2018 • 52 min
We review Wednesday’s Champions League action. Today’s show is sponsored by Away Days Football. Get 15% off anything you see at http://awaydaysfootball.com with code TSS
Champions League Tuesday review: Liverpool’s late win, Messi’s hat-trick, McKennie and Pulisic make an impact
Sep 19, 2018 • 34 min
Better late than never! We review all the Tuesday Champions League action we could watch. Today’s show is sponsored by The Athletic! Go to http://theathletic.com/tssseptember for a 40% discount on a one-year subscription.
Weekend Review: Ronaldo scores, Douglas Costa spits, Zlatan kicks, and Liverpool win
Sep 17, 2018 • 70 min
We take a look back at all the post-international break action, including Juventus’ 2-1 win over Sassuolo (and all the drama that ensued), Liverpool’s 2-1 win over Spurs, all the craziness in Toronto-LA Galaxy, and much, much more. Today’s show is…
How does the CONCACAF Nations League work? How do you get in an opponent’s head? (and more listener questions)
Sep 13, 2018 • 39 min
We answer six glorious listener questions: 1. What’s the best way to get in an opponents head during a game? 2. Which UEFA Nations League division would the US be in? 3. Why is it better for a goalie to bowl the ball to a teammate than throw or…
UEFA Nations League roundup — thumbs up, thumbs down
Sep 12, 2018 • 62 min
We offer a quick-fire thumbs up, thumbs down review of he UEFA Nations League action. Here’s the Vegedream song, Ramenez la Coupe a la Maison: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHb5LKnnxLg Today’s show is sponsored by Ministry of Supply. Go to…
USA v Mexico Review: What We Liked
Sep 12, 2018 • 56 min
No spoilers: we take an in-depth look at USMNT v Mexico, and discuss the things we liked, the things we didn’t like, and the things we loved (specifically Matt Miazga’s height comparisons). SPONSORS! Download the SeatGeek app and enter code “TSS” to…
USA v Mexico preview, plus: the search for a new USMNT head coach
Sep 10, 2018 • 72 min
We open start with a discussion about new GM Earnie Stewart’s search for a new USMNT head coach. At 19:00 we talk about the Mexico team, which players we expect to see against the US, and what we should look out for. And yes, we talk Jonathan…
USA v Brazil In-Depth Review
Sep 8, 2018 • 63 min
We do a deep dive (but not like the one Fabinho is alleged to have done) review of the USA’s match against Brazil. What were the Americans trying to do defensively and how dd Brazil nullify their efforts? Who stood out for the USMNT? Can Daryl and…
USA v Brazil: Quick Take/Hot Take Review
Sep 7, 2018 • 16 min
No spoilers: We give our instant reaction to the USA’s match against Brazil.
USA v Brazil preview and lineup predictions
Sep 5, 2018 • 61 min
We preview the USA’s upcoming game against Brazil by attempting to figure out how Brazil will lineup and how the USA should deal with that incredibly imposing attack.
What is the UEFA Nations League, and is it actually important? (plus: more listener questions)
Sep 4, 2018 • 61 min
We answer seven listener questions: 1. What is the UEFA Nations League, and is it actually important? 2. What is the purpose of UEFA Nations League pro/rel? 3 .Will the UEFA Nations League make it harder for young players to get international debuts?…
USMNT roster reaction, plus: Weekend Review, featuring Leo Messi, Wayne Rooney, Usain Bolt
Sep 3, 2018 • 97 min
We review all the weekend’s action that we saw, from Adama Traore’s unstoppable acceleration to Watford’s win over Tottenham, pls Usain Bolt’s soccer debut and some classic Leo Messi magic. Starting at 57:10, we review the USMNT roster for the games…
Building Safe Soccer Pitches Around the World with love.fútbol’s Drew Chafetz
Aug 31, 2018 • 35 min
Taylor talks to Drew Chafetz, CEO and Co-Founder of love.fútbol, a non-profit that mobilizes and engages communities around the world to plan, build, manage and maintain safe soccer fields around the world. Thus far, they’ve worked with 29…
Favorite Dempsey moments, USMNT roster preview, Champions League draw reaction
Aug 30, 2018 • 78 min
At the top of the show, we pay tribute to the retiring Clint Dempsey by each naming our favorite Deuce moment. Starting at 4:00, we go through all (and we maybe do mean ALL) the possible US roster options for the upcoming games versus Brazil and…
How to market La Liga in the US, NPSL PRO rumors, and more listener questions
Aug 29, 2018 • 73 min
We answer five listener questions, including: How would a strong national team (say, France or Brazil) fare in the Premier League? What do we think of NPSL PRO? How would we brand our own MLS teams? How do Chelsea keep their shape? How should La Liga…
Manchester United v Tottenham: Extended Review
Aug 27, 2018 • 40 min
Daryl and Taylor are still in studio to discuss Manchester United’s crucial match against Tottenham. Spoilers to follow… … Wow, did that go poorly for Jose Mourinho’s side. How did Spurs turn the tables after looking troubled in the opening…
Weekend review: Wolves hold Man City, Arsenal fire back, Bundesliga returns
Aug 27, 2018 • 82 min
We round up all the weekend action.Starting with the Premier League, movie to Brooks, McKennie, Pulisic in the Bundesliga, and then an analysis of Josef Martinez’ cord-breaking goal. Today’s show sponsored by SeatGeek. Download the app and enter promo…
Discussing Manchester City’s season thus far, plus revisiting the Wimbledon-MK Dons saga with Ryan Bailey
Aug 23, 2018 • 54 min
Our old Goalmouth friend Ryan Bailey joins Taylor to discuss Manchester City’s season so far, with particular emphasis on their documentary “All or Nothing” (which is available on Amazon Prime). What does the future hold, how can they be stopped, and…
What’s gone wrong at Manchester United? Carl Anka has answers
Aug 22, 2018 • 53 min
Taylor called up Carl Anka to discuss the current situation at Manchester United, as well as what the future may hold for the team. Carl also gets into what he thinks has gone wrong with the club, how the ship could be righted, and why Mourinho might…
Would a dog on defense help or hurt a team? Plus: other listener questions
Aug 21, 2018 • 76 min
—Which USMNT players missed out on their one and only shot at playing in a World Cup in 2018? —Would a dog on defense (yes, a real canine) help or hurt a team? —Can you explain how the visa system works and why some Americans seem to go to…
Weekend review: Chelsea’s passing, Arsenal’s pressing, and Man Utd’s many problems
Aug 20, 2018 • 86 min
Premier League roundup, with just a hint of Major League Soccer. It’s Arsenal v Chelsea from the get-go, Brighton v Man Utd starting at 22:05, Leicester vs Wolves at 36:55, and the rest of the Prem at 47:40. We dip into Josef Martinez’ goal and Tyler…
Talking All Things USWNT with Steph Yang
Aug 17, 2018 • 59 min
Taylor calls up Steph Yang (Stars and Stripes FC, The Athletic, Unusual Efforts) to discuss the USA’s recent victory in the 2018 Tournament of Nations. Whose stock is on the rise? How popular is Jill Ellis amongst the team? How do you fit 9 incredible…
Discussing the Transfer Windows of Barcelona and Real Madrid with Graham Hunter
Aug 16, 2018 • 37 min
Graham Hunter makes his TSS debut, and we could not be more excited! For more on Graham’s exploits and achievements, make sure to check out his website and/or subscribe to his podcast “The Big Interview.” Graham discussed the transfer…
How would the USMNT fare in the Premier League? (and other listener questions … )
Aug 14, 2018 • 48 min
We answer six listener questions, including that one in the episode title. — How would the USMNT fare in the EPL? — How can a foreigner get a ticket to a Spurs match? — What should the USMNT be prioritizing over next couple of years? — Does…
Weekend Review: Liverpool hit the ground running, City cruise past Arsenal, and much, much more
Aug 13, 2018 • 84 min
We take a look back at the weekend that was using our patented TSS method: thumbs up/down. Romelu Lukaku would approve. Spoiler alert: it’s about 95% Premier League. So, if you’re looking for news about the Danish second division, we apologize….
Man Utd v Leicester City review — the Premier League is back, baby!
Aug 10, 2018 • 39 min
No spoilers! At least not until you click play. We review Man Utd v Leicester as the EPL gets rolling once again. Today’s show is sponsored by Ruffneck Scarves. Use discount code “TOTALSOCCERSHOW” for 20% off at http://ruffneckscarves.com
Premier League preview and predictions: Southampton, Tottenham, Watford, West Ham, Wolverhampton
Aug 10, 2018 • 94 min
At long last, it has arrived… PART FOUR OF OUR PREMIER LEAGUE PREVIEW EXTRAVAGANZA IS HERE! …and here are your timestamps: 5:05 — SOUTHAMPTON Spinning, twirling, and whirling their way into the middle of the table, much to Daryl’s delight. 19:05…
Premier League preview and predictions: Leicester, Liverpool, Man City, Man Utd, Newcastle
Aug 8, 2018 • 87 min
Part three of our four-part Premier League preview extravaganza. Here are your timestamps: 5:05 — LEICESTER CITY Puel’s possession plan, featuring a former US president. 19:05 — LIVERPOOL We discuss all the Kloppgrades at Anfield 33:27 — Today’s…
Premier League preview and predictions: Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Everton, Fulham, Huddersfield
Aug 7, 2018 • 93 min
Part two of our four-part Premier League preview series. Today’s teams, with timestamps: 3:10 — CHELSEA A whole new style of pressing and passing means never having to say you’re Sarri … 28:30 — CRYSTAL PALACE Prepare for super Zaha-dom. 41:15…
Premier League preview and predictions: Arsenal, Bournemouth, Brighton, Burnley, Cardiff
Aug 6, 2018 • 84 min
Welcome to our four-part Premier League preview! get to know every team in some depth before the big kickoff. Or, if you’re selfish, just listen to the part about your team. :) TIMESTAMPS: 6:15 — ARSENAL New coach, new setup, new style, new players!…
MLS All-Star Game, adding a USMNT player to the USWNT, where would you play Usain Bolt?
Aug 2, 2018 • 25 min
We review the MLS All-Star Game and answer three listener questions. Today’s show is sponsored by Express VPN. Visit http://expressvpn.com/totalsoccershow for three months free with a one-year package.
Will Christian Pulisic or Weston McKennie be the better player? Plus more listener questions with The Cooligans
Jul 31, 2018 • 36 min
Recording live in the basement of our hotel in Atlanta, Daryl and Taylor are joined by The Cooligans (Alexis “Papa John” Guerreros and Christian Polanco) to answer your listener questions! Apologies in advance for the mic noise… we moved around a…
Who should be the next USMNT coach? (w/ The Cooligans!)
Jul 27, 2018 • 59 min
Daryl and Taylor are joined Alexis and Christian (aka The Cooligans) to discuss their favored candidates for next USMNT head coach. Also mentioned: our #SaveTheCrew show in Columbus, the dramatic finale of El Trafico, and looking ahead to our Chicago…
Cooligans host-swap listener questions special, w/ Alexis Guerreros
Jul 24, 2018 • 47 min
Daryl is joined by temporary Taylor replacement Alexis Guerreros of The Cooligans to answer six listener questions. Today’s show is sponsored by Squarespace. Build your site for free at http://squarespace.com and then, when you launch, use code…
Listener Questions: who will win the 2019 Copa, the 2020 Euros, and the 2022 World Cup, plus many, many more!
Jul 23, 2018 • 54 min
We’re back in studio and we’ve got listener questions to answer! 1) If you had to pick right now, who would be your favorites to win the 2019 Copa America, Euro 2020, and 2022 World Cup? 2) Why is Great Britain broken up into England,…
Summer transfer quiz!
Jul 20, 2018 • 34 min
Recorded from our hotel room in Kansas City, Taylor quizzes Daryl on all the latest transfer activity. Richmond listeners! Come see us at The Funny Bone on Monday, July 23. Ticket link is here: http://bit.ly/TSSRVA
What’s the legacy of this World Cup? Who had the best goal celebration? Which players played out of position?
Jul 17, 2018 • 53 min
We answer nine listener questions about the 2018 World Cup: What will be the long-term legacy of Russia 2018? Should we bring back the golden goal for the next World Cup? What were the tactical trends? What language do refs speak? Is the yellow card…
What were the most memorable World Cup moments? Which player raised his profile? And more listener questions …
Jul 16, 2018 • 61 min
We answer nine World Cup-themed listener questions on today’s TSS: Who would have had the best chance against France? Which coach under-performed? (And who over-performed) What will be the most memorable moments from this World Cup? Did the US do…
France v Croatia: 2018 World Cup Final review
Jul 15, 2018 • 49 min
No spoilers for those of you who might not yet have seen the result, but this episode is ALLLLLL about the World Cup Final. Enjoy! Today’s show sponsored by… BLUE APRON! Get your first three meals free at http://blueapron.com/tss SQUARESPACE!…
World Cup Final in-depth preview: France v Croatia
Jul 13, 2018 • 64 min
We get deliciously deep and detailed in our France v Croatia preview. Tactics, players to watch, how we see this game going, and plenty more besides. Today’s show is sponsored by The Athletic. Get 40 percent off an Athletic subscription by going to…
World Cup semi-final: Croatia v England review
Jul 11, 2018 • 53 min
No spoilers, as always… and only one game to discuss, so no time stamps either! SPONSORS! Away Days (19:31) is a Boston-based indie soccer clothing brand. Use “TSS” for 15% off anything you find at http://awaydaysfootball.com Today’s…
World Cup semi-final: France v Belgium review, plus: Ronaldo to Juve
Jul 10, 2018 • 60 min
We go deeeeeeeeep on the France vs Belgium semifinal, including what happened on that corner-kick and how both coaches got their tactics mostly correct. Daryl does briefly forget Marouane Fellaini’s first name but otherwise this is a solid episode of…
World Cup Semi-Final Previews: France v Belgium and England v Croatia
Jul 9, 2018 • 54 min
0:00 - Jesse Marsch is heading to the Bundesliga… as an assistant. Is that a good move or a bad move? We discuss. 11:07 - Today’s show is sponsored by SeatGeek, the very best way to buy tickets to live events. Get $20 off your first SeatGeek…
World Cup Quarterfinals: England v Sweden, Croatia v Russia review
Jul 7, 2018 • 58 min
No timestamps on this one because it’s pretty straightforward — we spend the first half of the show talking about England v Sweden and the second half talking about Croatia v Russia. Don’t be put off by Daryl’s fandom, we do eventually get to…
World Cup Quarterfinals: Uruguay v France and Brazil v Belgium review, plus Sweden v England preview
Jul 6, 2018 • 82 min
One half of the 2018 World Cup quarterfinals are in the book, and there’s much to be discussed. 0:00 - France v Uruguay 19:19 - Today’s show is sponsored by The Athletic! Get FORTY PERCENT OFF A SUBSCRIPTION by going to…
Ronaldo to Juventus rumor, World Cup quarterfinals, plus: The Cooligans!
Jul 5, 2018 • 75 min
Packed show! We open with some Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus for 100 million euros rumor (from 0:59), and then we preview Friday’;s quarterfinals: 9:30 — Uruguay vs France preview 20:40 — Brazil vs Belgium preview 31:45 — Talking to The…
Round of 16: Sweden v Switzerland and Colombia v England reviews
Jul 3, 2018 • 55 min
Going to try very hard not to spoil things here… to the extent that I’m avoiding exclamation points entirely. Anyway… 1:20 - Sweden v Switzerland. 14:48 - We take a moment to discuss Wayne Rooney’s move to Washington courtesy of our friends over…
Brazil v Mexico and Belgium v Japan reviews, plus Colombia v England preview
Jul 2, 2018 • 83 min
After the snooze fests on Sunday, Monday’s games brought ALLLLL the action. Without further spoilers… 0:00 - Brazil v Mexico 34:26 - Belgium v Japan 1:03:10 - Sweden v Switzerland preview 1:11:19 - Colombia v England preview Today’s show is…
Round of 16: Russia v Spain, Croatia v Denmark review
Jul 1, 2018 • 50 min
We review all the Ramos and Pique action, plus the madness unleashed by Denmark’s long throws. Timestamps: 00:00 — Russia v Spain review 19:30 — Croatia v Denmark review 36:30 — Previews of Brazil v Mexico and Belgium v Japan Today’s show is…
Round of 16: France v Argentina, Uruguay v Portugal review
Jun 30, 2018 • 67 min
Full reviews (and then some) of both of today’s Runs of 16 games. Here are your timestamps: 00:00 — France vs Argentina 31:45 — Portugal v Uruguay 53:45 — Previewing Spain v Russia, Croatia v Denmark Today’s show is sponsored by LIVERPOOL JEANS…
World Cup 2018 Group G and H finales review, plus France v Argentina and Uruguay v Portugal previews
Jun 28, 2018 • 76 min
The group stage is now officially in the books! But before we get to the knockout round, we’ve got some reviewing to do: 0:00 - Senegal v Colombia 16:16 - Japan v Poland 23:18 - Today’s show is sponsored by The Athletic! Get FORTY PERCENT OFF A…
World Cup 2018 Group E and F finales review
Jun 27, 2018 • 65 min
We review all the action from the final day of groups E and F. Timestamps below. 00:00 — Mexico v Sweden 20:30 — Germany v Korea 36:45 — Brazil v Serbia 48:55 — Switzerland v Costa Rica (briefly) 55:10 — previews of Japan v Poland,…
World Cup 2018 Group C and Group D finales review
Jun 26, 2018 • 73 min
So…. that all happened. Some boring results and some wildly dramatic finishes. In the end, there’s lots to be discussed! 0:00 - Denmark v France 9:06 - Australia v Peru 16:26 - Today’s show is sponsored by LIVERPOOL JEANS, who offer premium…
World Cup 2018 Group A and Group B finales review
Jun 25, 2018 • 77 min
Here are your timestamps: 0:30 — An apology to everyone on the West Coast 1:05 — Russia v Uruguay 16:35 — Egypt v Saudi Arabia 27:38 — Today’s show is sponsored by SeatGeek, the very best way to buy tickets to live events. Get $20 off…