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June 16, 2019
WWC: USA v Chile in-depth review, plus Netherlands v Cameroon, Canada v New Zealand and Sweden v Thailand
We review the four World Cup games from the weekend... :36 - USA v Chile Today's show is sponsored by... Grip6 belts! Go to http://grip6.com/tss to get the TSS listener discount. 26:07 - Netherlands v Cameroon 36:39 - Canada v New Zealand 42:32 - Sweden v Thailand
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51 min
June 15, 2019
WWC: England v Argentina, Japan v Scotland, Italy v Jamaica, plus: Caitlin Murray previews USA v Chile
We review three games and then preview USWNT vs Chile with Caitlin Murray. Timestamps: 1:25 — England vs Argentina 17:45 — We're sponsored by Green Chef! Got to http://greenchef.us/TSS75 for $25 off your first three orders. 21:15 — Japan vs Scotland 29:15 — Jamaica vs Italy 50:55 — We're sponsored by FBREF.com. Visit them at https://fbref.com/en/?utm_source=tss&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=tss-2019 55:03 — USWNT vs Chile preview with Caitlin Murray
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77 min
June 14, 2019
WWC: Australia v Brazil review, plus: which USMNT player would we clone?
We review that barnstorming Australia v Brazil game in detail, take a quick look at China v South Africa, and then answer five listener questions. Timestamps: 1:35 — Australia v Brazil review Here's a link to the IFAB website, which features a link to download the Laws of the Game: http://www.theifab.com/home  20:20 — We're sponsored by Wix! Go to http://wix.com/TSS to build your site for free, and use code TSS to get 10% off when you upgrade to premium. 22:50 — Quick chat about China v South Africa, and a debate about the deliberateness or otherwise of goals score with the shin. 28:53 — Which USMNT player would we clone? 33:45 — Is there any Gold Cup performance that could get Gregg Berhalter fired? 38:40 — We're sponsored by Simple Contacts. Go to http://simplecontacts.com/TSS20 or use code TSS20 at checkout for $20 off your contacts. 40:50 — Why don't more USWNT players leave the NWSL? 44:18 — What can be done to protect referees from abuse? 47:55 — We're sponsored by Away Days! Use code TSS at http://awaydaysfootball.com and get 15% off your order. Treat yourself to a Mystery Kit! 50:30 — If you could change any law in soccer, what would it be? 56:08 — Updates from the TSS Scouting Network! Ask us a question: http://totalsoccershow.com/questions Support the show: http://totalsoccershow.com/join  
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62 min
June 14, 2019
Richmond Kickers Weekly: no goals in Tucson
We review the Kickers' 0-0 draw with FC Tucson and look ahead to this Saturday's home game against Chattanooga Red Wolves
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15 min
June 12, 2019
WWC: Nigeria v Korea, Germany v Spain and France v Norway
No spoilers in the title! Daryl and Taylor review... 0:00 - Nigeria v Korea and ponder a possible handball 13:13 - Germany v Spain and ponder a possible red card 27:16 - France v Norway and ponder a definite penalty SPONSOR! Today's show is sponsored by Green Chef, a USDA certified organic company that names eating well easy and affordable with plans to fit every kind of lifestyle. Get $75 off today by going to GreenChef.us/TSS75
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55 min
June 11, 2019
USA v Thailand review, plus: Sweden aim high, Netherlands leave it late, Gold Cup roster update
We review the big USWNT win over Thailand — what can we take away from this game? We also explain how Sweden accidentally got it right vs Chile. and how New Zealand very nearly frustrated the Netherlands. We close by discussing a little USMNT news: Reggie Cannon replacing Tyler Adams on the Gold Cup roster. Today's show is sponsored by Dollar Shave Club. Go to http://dollarshaveclub.com/tss to get a starter set for $5 
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47 min
June 10, 2019
USWNT v Thailand preview w/ Caitlin Murray, plus Daryl apologizes to Argentina
3:50 - On Part 1 of today's episode, Taylor talks to The Guardian's Caitlin Murray, who is on the ground (and jet-lagged) in France. She explains how the US have stayed focused in camp, what their approach will be against Thailand, and how Jill Ellis felt about Hope Solo's recent criticism.  REMINDER! You can order Caitlin's book, "The National Team: The Inside Story of the Women Who Changed Soccer," here: https://www.amazon.com/National-Team-Inside-Changed-Soccer/dp/1419734490 24:37 - Daryl and Taylor take a look at Argentina-Japan and Canada-Cameroon, before closing with some updates to the TSS Scouting Network. Today's show is sponsored by Simple Contacts. Go to http://simplecontacts.com/TSS20 or use code TSS20 at checkout for $20 off your contacts.
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57 min
June 10, 2019
WWC: Italy shock Australia, Cristiane gets a hat-trick, England beat Scotland
We review the six games of the World Cup 2019 weekend: 1:15 — Germany v China 4:55 — Spain v South Africa 10:40 — Norway v Nigeria 15:38 — Today's show is sponsored FBRef.com! Soccer stats galore! Here's the url: https://fbref.com/en/?utm_source=tss&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=tss-2019 and sign up for the newsletter by clicking the link in the FBRef.com nav bar 18:52 — Australia v Italy 29:30 — Brazil v Jamaica 36:25 — England v Scotland  
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49 min
June 9, 2019
USMNT v Venezuela review, plus u20s vs Ecuador
We discuss the USA's pre-Gold Cup friendly vs Venezuela At 47:15 we switch it up to talk US u20s and the game vs Ecuador Today SOPNSORS! SeatGeek — Get $10 off your first ticket purchase by using code TSS Talisman Caps — Get 20% off when you spend $35 or more at http://talismancaps.com by using code TOTALSOCCER20  
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69 min
June 7, 2019
WWC: France and Korea kick things off!
Daryl and Taylor are back to have a quick chat about the Women's World Cup opener between France and Korea. No spoilers, aside from the fact that the phrase "French Press" when it comes to the host's tactics is our new favorite thing.   
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24 min
June 6, 2019
USMNT Gold Cup roster reaction and analysis w/ Bobby Warshaw
Taylor is joined by Bobby Warshaw to discuss the USA's loss to Jamaica, as well as why our guest thinks maybe we should all calm down about Duane Holmes just a little bit. After that, we go deep on Berhalter's roster, and also attempt to figure out what the US will do in the Gold Cup, how players can improve their national team standing, and why Josh Sargent didn't make the cut. In the middle of that chat, you'll hear from Daryl Grove! He and Taylor discuss which Americans have the most to gain/lose in the coming transfer window.  SPONSORS! Today's show is brought to you by... Hello Fresh! — Go to http://hellofresh.com/TSS80 and enter code TSS80 for $80 off WIX! Build your website for free by going to http://wix.com/TSS1 and use code TSS1 to get 10% off when you upgrade to premium.
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76 min
June 6, 2019
2019 Women's World Cup Group F preview: USA, Thailand, Chile, Sweden
It's our Group F preview! Here are your timestamps: 1:40 — USA Key players: Tobin Heath (dribbles!) and Julie Ertz (destroyer!) 24:55 — Today's show sponsored by Talisman Caps. Go to http://talismancaps.com and use code TOTALSOCCER20 for 20% off when you spend $35 or more. 27:15 — THAILAND Key players: Suchawadee Nildhamrong (attacker a.k.a. Miranda Nild) and Rattikan Thongsombut (midfielder) 37:00 — CHILE Key players: Christiane Endler (very tall goalkeeper) and Francisca Lara (most complete midfielder) 45:00 — Today's show is sponsored by Policy Genius. Go to http://policygenius.com to get no-pressure life insurance quotes. 46:55 — SWEDEN Key players: Caroline Seger (captain, metronome, midfielder) and Kosovare Asllani (pacy creative player from wide or central) If you've enjoyed our WWC previews, please share with a friend! All shows can be found in one place at http://totalsoccershow.com/wwc    
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57 min
June 6, 2019
USMNT v Jamaica: whose stock is up and whose is down?
Daryl and Taylor review the USA's disappointing performance against Jamaica and attempt to figure out why Berhalter's experimental tactics didn't work. They also discuss which players helped their case for inclusion in the Gold Cup roster, and which players did the opposite of that. Plus, there's some ranting. Good times! SPONSORS! Today's show is sponsored by... Ruffneck Scarves! Go to http://ruffneckscarves.com and use code TOTALSOCCERSHOW for 20% off Away Days! Providers of the super awesome Mystery Kits. Use TSS at http://awaydaysfootball.com for 15% off
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52 min
June 5, 2019
2019 Women's World Cup Group E preview: Canada, Cameroon, New Zealand, Netherlands
We preview the stories, styles, tactics, and key players of Group E Timestamps: 1:30 — CANADA Key players: Christine Sinclair (legendary striker) and Jessie Fleming (visionary midfielder) 15:15 — Today's show is sponsored by FBRef.com — Soccer stats galore! Here's the url: https://fbref.com/en/?utm_source=tss&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=tss-2019 and sign up for the newsletter by clicking the link in the FBRef.com nav bar 19:25 — CAMEROON Key players: Njoya Ajara and Gabrielle Onguene (dangerous wingers), and Raissa Feudjio (defensive midfielder) 34:15 — Hello Fresh! — Go to http://hellofresh.com/TSS80 and enter code TSS80 for $80 off 36:30 — NEW ZEALAND Key players: Abby Erceg (revolutionary defender) and Hannah Wilkinson (aerial threat) 55:25 — Hims! — Go to http://forhims.com/totalsoccer to get the complete hair kit for $5 57:55 — NETHERLANDS Key players: Shanice van de Sanden (pacy right winger), Lieke Martens (tricky left winger), and Vivianne Miedema (world's calmest striker)
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77 min
June 4, 2019
USA v France U20 World Cup review, plus USMNT-Jamaica preview
Daryl and Taylor spend a lot of time determining what went right and wrong for the US U20s in their knockout round game against France. 47:45 - After that, they preview the USMNT's upcoming game against Jamaica by taking a look at the roster and determining who's in, who's out, and who's on the bubble. There is also a discussion about what exactly "on the bubble" means. SPONSORS! Today's show is brought to you by... Policy Genius! Go to http://policygenius.com to get a great deal on life insurance and other types of insurance. Grip6 belts! Go to http://grip6.com/tss to get the TSS listener discount.
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78 min
June 4, 2019
Richmond Kickers Weekly: North Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Daryl and Taylor take a look back at the Richmond Kickers' 3-0 home loss to North Texas SC this past Saturday. What did Texas do to cause the Kickers problems, how good is Ricardo Pepi, and where does Richmond go from here? All that and more! Here are the match highlights (or lowlights, depending on your perspective): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnp8poH8xA8  
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22 min
June 4, 2019
2019 Women's World Cup Group D preview: England, Scotland, Argentina, Japan
We go deeeeep on Group D, profiling the tactics, talking points, and key players of England, Scotland, Argentina, and Japan. Timestamps below: 2:00 — World Cup preview website we recommend: http://allwhitekit.com 3:15 — ENGLAND Key players: Lucy Bronze (world's besets right back!) and Nikita Parris (electric winger) Also watch: Jill Scott, Fran Kirby 24:05 — Today's show is sponsored by SeatGeek. Use code TSS for $10 of your first ticket. 26:30 — SCOTLAND Key players: Kim Little (undispossessable) and Erin Cuthbert (energetic and creative attacker) Also watch: Central defenders Rachel Corsie and Jennifer Beattie 42:45 — ARGENTINA Key players: Estefania Banini (#10) and Eliana Stabile (left back with rocket shot) Also watch: Striker Sole Jaime 55:00 — Today's show is sponsored Hims. To get a complete hair loss kit for just $5 go to http://forhims.com/totalsoccer 57:31 — JAPAN Key players: Saki Kumagai (defensive mid for Lyon, central defender for Japan) and Kumi Yokoyama (striker) Also watch: Yui Hasegawa (attacking mid/striker and best presser) 1:17:00 —Scouting network updates    
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84 min
June 1, 2019
Tottenham v Liverpool: Champions League Final review
NO SPOILERS IN THE DESCRIPTION! Daryl and Taylor review the Champions League Final between Spurs and Liverpool, and (as they are want to do) go deep on the tactics. SPONSORS! Today's show is sponsored by Talisman Caps! Go to http://talismancaps.com and use code TOTALSOCCER20 for 20% off any order of $35 or more.
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38 min
May 31, 2019
2019 Women's World Cup Group C preview: Australia, Italy, Brazil, Jamaica
We preview Women's World Cup Group C, featuring Australia, Italy, Brazil, and Jamaica. Here are your timestamps and some players to watch: 1:25 — AUSTRALIA Key players: Sam Kerr, Elise Kellond-Knight Also watch: raiding rightback Ellie Carpenter 16:01 — Today's show is sponsored FBRef.com! Soccer stats galore! Here's the url: https://fbref.com/en/?utm_source=tss&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=tss-2019 and sign up for the newsletter by clicking the link in the FBRef.com nav bar 19:15 — ITALY Key players: Barbara Bonansea, Sara Gama 31:15 — Brazil Key players: Marta, Formiga, Andressa Alves 45:20 — Today's show is sponsored by Ruffneck Scarves. Go to http://ruffneckscarves.com and use code TOTALSOCCERSHOW for 20% off 47:30 — JAMAICA Key players: Khadija "Bunny" Shaw, Havana Solaun Also watch: youngster Jody Brown 1:05:35 — Updates from the TSS Scouting Network (including a brief sojourn into talking USMNT U20s)
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73 min
May 30, 2019
2019 Women's World Cup Group B preview: Germany, China, Spain, South Africa
We preview the four teams from Group B, detailing their tactics and highlighting key players to watch. Timestamps and a few player names (in case you missed them) below: 2:30 - GERMANY Key players highlighted: Alexandra Popp (mobile goal scorer) and Dzsenifer Marozsan (midfield genius) (You should also watch Lina Magull demand the ball whenever possible) 15:40 - Today's show is sponsored by Away Days. Use TSS at http://awaydaysfootball.com for 15% off 18:29 - CHINA Key players highlighted: Wang Shuang (free-floating creator) and Wang Shanshan (target striker) 29:01 - SPAIN Key players highlighted: Silvia "Mesi" Meseguer (on-the-ball central midfielder) and Jennifer "Jenni" Hermoso (best-postured goalscorer in the game) (You should also hope Patricia Guijarro and Aitana Bonmati get minutes) 40:34 - Today's show is sponsored FBRef.com! Soccer stats galore! Here's the url: https://fbref.com/en/?utm_source=tss&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=tss-2019 and sign up for the newsletter by clicking the link in the FBRef.com nav bar 44:07 - SOUTH AFRICA Key players highlighted: Thembi Kgatlana (fast striker with solid dance moves) and Janine van Wyk (veteran defender who started her own club). (You should also watch: attacker Linda Motlhalo and striker-turned-defender Noko Matlou) 57:16 — Update from the TSS Scouting Network. To join and support the show, visit http://totalsoccershow.com/join
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60 min
May 30, 2019
Europa League final Chelsea v Arsenal review, plus MLS-Liga MX Leagues Cup reaction
We review the Europa League Final between Chelsea and Arsenal. No spoilers here, just in case you haven't seen it. But there were tactical setups and there were goals, and we analyze them all. At 37:17 we talk about the MLS and Liga MX announcement that they're going to partner on a new tournament called the Leagues Cup. Taylor hates it, Daryl sees maybe some potential for the future. Today's show is sponsored by Robinhood. Go to http://soccer.robinhood.com to get your free stock. Today's show is sponsored by Grip6 belts! Go to http://grip6.com/tss to get the TSS listener discount.
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55 min
May 29, 2019
2019 Women's World Cup Group A preview: France, Korea, Norway, Nigeria
We preview the four teams from Group A, detailing their tactics and highlighting key players to watch. Timestamps and a few player names (in case you missed them) below: 2:05 — FRANCE Key players highlighted: Amandine Henry (savvy defensive mid), Delphine Cascarino (terrifyingly good winger) (You should also watch: Amel Major, Wendie Renard, Eugenie Le Sommer) 20:13 — Today's show is sponsored FBRef.com! Soccer stats galore! Here's the url: https://fbref.com/en/?utm_source=tss&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=tss-2019 and sign up for the newsletter by clicking the link in the FBRef.com nav bar 24:45 — KOREA Key players: Cho So-hyun (destroyer), Ji So-yun (magician) 36:00 — NORWAY Key players: Isabell Herlovsen (hassler and striker), Maren Mjelde (confident defender) (Also discussed: Ballon d'Or winner Ada Hegerberg) 48:35 — Today's show is sponsored by Robinhood! Go to http://soccer.robinhood.com to get a free stock 51:53 — NIGERIA Key players: Asisat Oshoala (Superzee! star striker), Onome Ebi (veteran defender) (Wildcards: Rasheedat Adijabe, Uchenna Kanu, Anam Imo) 1:10:31 — Update from the TSS Scouting Network. To join and support the show, visit http://totalsoccershow.com/join    
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79 min
May 27, 2019
USWNT v Mexico, U20s v Ukraine, Aston Villa v Derby, and Newcastle takeover talk
Starting at 00:00 — We review the USWNT's 3-0 win over Mexico in the final World Cup warmup game. We have some concerns. 20:20 — US U20s v Ukraine review (for U20s v Nigeria, listen to Daryl on The Scuffed Podcast) 40:20 — Aston Villa v Derby in the EFL Championship playoff final; 58:10 — Quick chat about the impending Newcastle United takeover Today's show is sponsored by Dollar Shave Club. Go to http://dollarshaveclub.com/tss for a $5 start set  Today's show is sponsored by SeeatGeek! Enter code TSS to get $10 off your first SeatGeek purchase.  
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66 min
May 24, 2019
Richmond Kickers Weekly: Coach Bulow analyzes the Kickers downturn in form
With Daryl out of the office, Taylor talks to Richmond Kickers head coach David Bulow about what went wrong against Orlando City B, what needs to be done to further implement his vision for their style of play, and how they will prepare for undefeated North Texas SC.  Oh, and if you want to see an example of the faces that Coach Bulow was making during the game, our brethren over at River City 93 have got you covered: https://twitter.com/rivercity93/status/1131513295217807362  
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25 min
May 23, 2019
U20 World Cup Preview, Gold Cup roster analysis, and MLS thumbs up/down reviews w/ The Athletic's Joe Lowery
Taylor talks to The Athletic's Joe Lowery about his three favorite topics: the US U20 national team, the senior US mens national team, and Major League Soccer. The amount of knowledge in his brain is legitimately absurd.  For the U20s, we focus on realistic expectations for an incredibly talented squad, who might start where, and whether or not Alex Mendez has the best left foot in the US player pool. After that, we take a look at some of the teams that are having strong seasons so far in Major League Soccer and some... that are not. We use the patented thumbs up/down method to get to the bottom of things, and also take a moment to sing the praises of Bob Bradley and DaMarcus Beasley. Lastly, there's some Gold Cup roster conversation. Who is Joe most excited to see and what's his preferred starting lineup if the US were to make it to the final.
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54 min
May 22, 2019
Grant Wahl discusses the 1991 World Cup, Vincent Kompany becoming a manager, and Americans in the Bundesliga
Taylor talks to Grant Wahl about the many projects he has in the works. Up first, they go deep on Grant's new podcast "Throwback," which takes an in-depth look at the many people involved in the USA's successful run at the 1991 World Cup. Subscribe to Throwback wherever you get your podcasts! They also discuss Vincent Kompany's transition to management. Grant interviewed Kompany for a chapter in his book "Masters of Modern Soccer" and shares insight from their many interviews. After that, Grant previews his new video series "Exploring Planet Futbol." In Part I, he travels around Germany to interview four Americans already involved in the Bundesliga: Chris Richards, Tyler Adams, Weston McKennie and Christian Pulisic. Who is most like to become a national team leader, how good of a driver is McKennie, and what does Pulisic order off-menu at restaurants? All that and more! SPONSORS! Today's show is sponsored by... GRIP6 BELTS! Go to http://grip6.com/tss for special TSS-listener discounts from our favorite belt company in the whole world. RUFFNECK SCARVES! Use code TOTALSOCCERSHOW for 20% off. Here are all the USWNT-themed Ruffneck Scarves: https://www.ruffneckscarves.com/collections/uswnt
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59 min
May 21, 2019
USMNT Gold Cup preliminary roster analysis, plus listener questions
Daryl and Taylor discuss Gregg Berhalter's preliminary 40-player roster for the 2019 Gold Cup. Who missed out? Who are the surprises?  Where does Tyler Boyd fit into the equation? All that and much more! After that, it's on to listener questions... 1) If you could add 1 player from the 1994 USA World Cup squad to the current USMNT roster, who would it be? 2) Analyzing yet another alternative to penalties 3) Who is the best player in the world who doesn’t play in a country’s top league/ligue/lig? 4) How important is it to know the history of soccer? 5) Why did Chelsea fly to America to play a "pre-season friendly" with the New England Revolution between their final Premier League game and the Europa League final? SPONSORS! Today's show is sponsored by... Hims! Go to http://forhims.com/totalsoccerED to get the first month of their ED treatment for just $5. Talisman Caps! Go to http://talismancaps.com and use code TOTALSOCCER20 for 20% off any order of $35 or more.
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52 min
May 20, 2019
Weekend Review: City destroy Watford (and financial fair play), plus The Sad Saga of Gareth Bale, impending managerial merry-go-round, and Lyon wins another UEFA Women's Champions League
Ryan and Taylor break down the many big stories from this past weekend, including Manchester City destroying Watford in the FA Cup (though Daryl has a theory about what could have been), Bayern Munich finally claim Bundesliga honors (yet again), and Lyon trounces Barcelona to win the Women's Champions League (yet again). Plus, what might happen to some big name players and big name managers for some of Europe's top clubs? We have speculation! SPONSORS! Today's show is sponsored by... SeatGeek! Use code TSS for $10 off your first ticket. Hims! Go to http://forhims.com/totalsoccerED to get the first month of their ED treatment for just $5.  
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59 min
May 17, 2019
What happens if Julie Ertz gets hurt? Caitlin Murray has answers to that and many more USWNT-centric listener questions
Taylor talks to Caitlin Murray, author of the new book "The National Team: The Inside Story of the Women Who Changed Soccer." They discuss Caitlin's thoughts on the roster when it was first announced, what the win over New Zealand might tell us about the team, where Carli Lloyd fits into the squad, what the expectations should be for the upcoming World Cup, and much much more! You can order Caitlin's book, "The National Team: The Inside Story of the Women Who Changed Soccer," here: https://www.amazon.com/National-Team-Inside-Changed-Soccer/dp/1419734490 SPONSOR ALERT! Today's show is sponsored by Ruffneck Scarves. Use code TOTALSOCCERSHOW for 20% off. Here are all the USWNT-themed Ruffneck Scarves: https://www.ruffneckscarves.com/collections/uswnt
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44 min
May 16, 2019
Premier League end-of-season grades
Going from top to bottom, we grade every single Premier League team on their 2018/19 performance. Today's sponsors: DOLLAR SHAVE CLUB! Go to http://dollarshaveclub.com/tss and get a starter set for $5 WIX! Build your website for free by going to http://wix.com/TSS1 and use code TSS1 to get 10% off when you upgrade to premium. GRIP6 BELTS! Go to http://grip6.com/tss for special TSS-listener discounts from our favorite belt company in the whole world.
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107 min
May 15, 2019
Richmond Kickers Weekly: leaving it late but great versus FC Tucson
We review the Richmond Kickers 2-0 win over FC Tucson and discuss the USL proposal for a temporary concussion substitute Highlights of the game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5iQBr5LOMk Jeff Carlisle story about the USL proposal for a temporary concussion substitute: http://www.espn.com/soccer/united-soccer-leagues/0/blog/post/3847375/has-the-usl-found-the-way-forward-in-soccers-concussion-problem  
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21 min
May 14, 2019
Proposed new UEFA Champions League format, if Game of Thrones season 8 were a soccer team, and more listener questions
We answer eight questions on today's Total Soccer Show. Here are your timestamps: 3:15 — Why are English teams suddenly doing better in European competitions? 10:30 — What are the pros and cons of the proposed new UEFA Champions League format? Here's the NY Times story by Tariq Panja --> https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/09/sports/champions-league-europe-restructuring.html 25:57 — Of the free transfers available this summer,r whom would you most like to see come to MLS? 33:00 — Today's show is sponsored by Talisman Caps. Go to http://talismancaps.com and use code TOTALSOCCER20 for 20% off any order of $35 or more. 37:00 — If you could pick any player in the world to build a new team around, whom would it be and why? 42:20 — SPOILER ALERT!!! If Game of Thrones Season 8 were a soccer team, which team would it be? 50:00 — How can I monetarily support the USWNT team? 55:27 — Today's show is sponsored by Away Days. Use TSS at http://awaydaysfootball.com for 15% off 58:42 — After Trent Alexander-Arnold's quick corner-kick vs Barcelona, what are the rules for when players can and cannot take quick restarts? 1:04:42 — What does the new Omaha USL League One team have to do be considered successful? 
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87 min
May 13, 2019
Weekend Review: Man City wins the Premier League, Liverpool keeps the momentum going, and Man United does the same... but in the opposite direction
Ryan and Taylor spend most of the weekend in the Premier League as they discuss City's second straight title, as well as all the many, many reasons why Liverpool fans should be feeling optimistic. Less so for Manchester United fans: who needs to go, who should come in, and what's really going on at the club? We (mostly Taylor) have thoughts. There's also a new manager for Schalke, a to-the-wire title race in the Bundesliga, Championship playoffs, and terrible Juventus jerseys! SPONSORS! Today's show is sponsored by... SeatGeek! Use code TSS for $10 off your first ticket. Dollar Shave Club! Go to http://dollarshaveclub.com/tss and get a starter set for $5
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82 min
May 9, 2019
What makes a good stadium, what went wrong for Borussia Dortmund, and more listener questions
Daryl and Taylor answer many, many listener questions, including... 1) What makes for a good soccer stadium? What makes a bad one?  2) What do you think has gone wrong at Dortmund this year? 3) Why don't managers sub off their top players more often or much earlier when their teams have a comfortable lead? 4) What are some good variations for penalty shootouts? 5) Who should be the USMNT's starting left back? 6) Would you consider this a successful season for Cameron Carter-Vickers? 7) When you daydream about a title- or cup-winning goal for your favorite team, what does it look like? 8) Why don’t more MLS teams also have women's teams? SPONSORS! Today's show is brought to you by... Policy Genius! Go to http://policygenius.com to get a great deal on life insurance and other types of insurance. Hims! Go to http://forhims.com/totalsoccer to get a Hims hair-loss kit for $5  Wix! Go to http://wix.com/TSS to build a site for free and use code TSS for 10% off if you upgrade to premium  
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78 min
May 8, 2019
Ajax v Tottenham Hotspur in-depth review
We review Ajax v Spurs in the Champions League semi-fina second leg. No spoilers! But we get into deep detail on the tactics and the goals. Today's show is sponsored by Policy Genius. Go to http://policygenius.com to get a great deal on life insurance and other types of insurance. Today's show is sponsored by Hims. Go to http://forhims.com/totalsoccer to get a Hims hair-loss kit for $5 
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56 min
May 8, 2019
Richmond Kickers Weekly: Analyzing the Lansing draw w/ Daryl and the US Open Cup win w/ Bobby Warshaw
Daryl and Taylor break down Richmond's dramatic draw with Lansing Ignite. There was a stoppage time screamer of an equalizer... but why did the Kickers find themselves in that position in the first place? D&T take a look at what's working for Richmond and what still needs to improve. After that, Taylor talks to Bobby Warshaw, who was the color commentator for the Kickers' 6-2 win over Virginia United in the US Open Cup. Bobby talks players that impressed, tactical conundrums, and (paraphrasing) why short corners are good and long corners are dumb. Highlights! Lansing draw: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8CIVXi6Z_8 Virginia United win: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9xpSN-j_BU
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47 min
May 7, 2019
Liverpool v Barcelona in-depth review
We break down the tactical setups and the goals from the Liverpool v Barcelona Champions League semi-final second leg SPONSORS! Go to http://hellofresh.com/TSS80 and use code TSS80 for $80 off your first month Use code TSS at http://awaydaysfootball.com for 15% off your order
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55 min
May 6, 2019
Weekend Review: Fabinho flops on the field, Man United flop all over the place, and Dortmund out-Spurs Tottenham
Ryan and Taylor take an extended look at this weekend's Premier League action, and ponder important questions like... 1) Who should be more nervous: Manchester United fans or Arsenal fans? 2) Has Maurizio Sarri been a success or a failure... or maybe something in-between? 3) Who was more Spursy this weekend: Dortmund or Tottenham? 4) What club can possibly afford Gareth Bale's wages? 5) What's in store for the Championship playoffs? SPONSORS! Today's show is sponsored by... SeatGeek! Use code TSS for $10 off your first ticket. Hims! Go to http://forhims.com/totalsoccer to get a trial month of Hims hair loss solution for $5.
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87 min
May 3, 2019
Should the US national teams have nicknames? What's Christian Pulisic's true transfer value? (and six more listener questions)
We have eight listener questions for you, but we open with some analysis of TSS co-host Ryan Baileys recent athletic exploits. Here's the video, which we break down, in detail, on the first couple pf minutes of todays episode: https://twitter.com/RyanJayBailey/status/1123971753309552641 And here are the questions, with timestamps: 5:05 — —Why don’t our national soccer teams have nicknames? 11:20 — If Bobby Wood were to move to MLS, what team or teams would be a good fit? 21:20 — How much of Christian Pulisc's transfer fee value was his Americanness? 28:50 — Today's show is sponsored by Talisman Caps. Go to http://talismancaps.com and use code TOTALSOCCER20 for 20% off anything priced $35 or more. 32:10 — Who would we pick as our 30th MLS expansion team? 40:20 — Does USL's split into 3 divisions and MLS's continued (and future) expansion point towards eventual pro/rel? 45:00 — Who would be the better Scotland national team manager — Bruce Arena or David Moyes? 49:25 — Today's show is sponsored by Grip6. Be a patriot and go to http://grip6.com/tss for the TSS listener discounts 51:55 — In the year 2040, will there be more English players in the NFL or more Americans in the Premier League? 56:45 — Does Man Utd's recent poor run of form vindicate Jose Mourinho?
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63 min
May 2, 2019
USWNT World Cup roster reaction
Daryl and Taylor react to Jill Ellis naming her 23-player roster for the 2019 Women's World Cup Today's show is sponsored by Ruffneck Scarves. Use code TOTALSOCCERSHOW for 20% off. Here are all the USWNT-themed Ruffneck Scarves: https://www.ruffneckscarves.com/collections/uswnt Here's the roster: GOALKEEPERS (3): Adrianna Franch* (Portland Thorns FC), Ashlyn Harris** (Orlando Pride), Alyssa Naeher** (Chicago Red Stars) DEFENDERS (7): Abby Dahlkemper* (NC Courage), Tierna Davidson* (Chicago Red Stars), Crystal Dunn* (NC Courage), Ali Krieger*** (Orlando Pride), Kelley O'Hara*** (Utah Royals FC), Becky Sauerbrunn*** (Utah Royals FC), Emily Sonnett* (Portland Thorns FC) MIDFIELDERS (6): Morgan Brian** (Chicago Red Stars), Julie Ertz** (Chicago Red Stars), Lindsey Horan* (Portland Thorns FC), Rose Lavelle* (Washington Spirit), Allie Long* (Reign FC), Samantha Mewis* (NC Courage) FORWARDS (7): Tobin Heath*** (Portland Thorns FC), Carli Lloyd**** (Sky Blue FC), Jessica McDonald* (NC Courage), Alex Morgan*** (Orlando Pride), Christen Press** (Utah Royals FC), Mallory Pugh* (Washington Spirit), Megan Rapinoe*** (Reign FC) * First Women's World Cup ** Second Women's World Cup *** Third Women's World Cup **** Fourth Women's World Cup
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27 min
May 2, 2019
Richmond Kickers Weekly: another Gallardo game-winner
We review the Richmond Kickers 1-0 win over Chattanooga Red Wolves, breaking down Joe Gallardo's goal and some patterns of play that we see coming together. Highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNqqZAqPDxw Next game is Saturday, May 4th, vs Lansing Ignite at City Stadium. Kickoff is 7pm
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21 min
May 2, 2019
Champions League Review: Barcelona v Liverpool
NO SPOILERS! We review the first leg of the UEFA Champions League semifinal between Barcelona and Liverpool. There's... a lot to discuss. Todays show is sponsored by Away Days! Go to https://awaydaysfootball.com and use code TSS for 15% off.
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54 min
April 30, 2019
Spurs v Ajax Champions League semi-final first-leg review
We review the first leg of the Spurs v Ajax Champions League semi final. No spoilers here in the description, but lots of detail — both tactical and player analysis — once you start listening. Today's show is sponsored by SeatGeek. Use code TSS for $10 off your first ticket.
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42 min
April 29, 2019
Weekend Review, featuring Pep's nervous energy, Dortmund's frustration, and Neymar being Neymar
Ryan and Taylor break down as much of the action from the past weekend as possible, including Virgil van Dijk and Raheem Sterling winning awards, Manchester City finding a way to win, and Manchester United, Dortmund and PSG all finding unique ways to lose.  Plus, we break down the drama in Leeds v Aston Villa, congratulate Barcelona on yet another title, and much much more! Most importantly, no spoilers for either the newest Game of Throne episode or Avengers: Endgame.  SPONSORS! Today’s show is sponsored by B/R Live, the place to watch all the UEFA Champions League and Europa League action! You can get 50% off the price of an individual game pass by using the promo code "SOCCERSHOWSF19" at checkout. 
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59 min
April 26, 2019
Making sense of the many lawsuits in American soccer w/ attorney Miki Turner
Miki Turner is back on the show to explain a variety of legal cases pertaining to soccer in America. They range from seemingly hundreds involving David Beckham to the US Women's National Team suit against US Soccer, with a little training compensation and solidarity payment chat thrown in for good measure. Sponsors! Today's show is sponsored by... Ruffneck Scarves! Use code TOTALSOCCERSHOW for 20% off at http://ruffneckscarves.com The Athletic! Go to http://theathletic.com/tssapril for 40% off an annual subscription.
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46 min
April 25, 2019
Discussing what's gone wrong at Man United and what comes next w/ Carl Anka
Disclaimer: this episode focuses almost entirely on Manchester United, so (as I said in the intro) if you like United, you'll enjoy the show. If you hate United and take joy in their misery... then you'll also probably enjoy the show. Taylor talks to The Athletic's Carl Anka about the current state of Manchester United. Why have the players looked so lethargic lately, What needs to be done to right the ship, and (no spoiler) how good was Avengers: Endgame? All that and much, much more! Today's show is sponsored by... Grip6! Go to http://grip6.com/tss for the TSS discounts! Talisman Caps! Use code TOTALSOCCER20 at http://talismancaps.com for 20% off any order of $35 or more. 
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47 min
April 24, 2019
Richmond Kickers Weekly: Head Coach David Bulow on the team's first win of the season
With Daryl out of the office, Taylor called up Kickers Head Coach David Bulow to discuss Richmond's first win of the season, a tense 1-0 affair against the Greenville Triumph. Coach Bulow also explains his process for correcting the situation when things aren't going well, what he thinks of our analysis, and why it's terrible to be an Arsenal fan.  Here are the game highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iccR0x4IrGo If you want more Kickers/USL League One analysis, check out... League One Fun: https://www.bgn.fm/league-1-fun/ River City 93: https://www.bgn.fm/rivercity-93/ 
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23 min
April 23, 2019
Answering all your goalkeeping questions w/ Justin Bryant
Daryl talks to Justin Bryant, Director of Goalkeeping at NC State and author of the book "Small Time: A Life in the Football Wilderness." Justin answers many, many questions about goalkeeping, with particular emphasis on the depth charts for both the US Mational and Wational Teams.  SPONSORS! Today’s show is sponsored by... B/R Live! Get a soccer pass and watch all the UEFA Champions League and Europa League action, or buy access to individual games. Hims! Go to http://forhims.com/totalsoccer to get a trial month of Hims hair loss solution for $5.
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98 min
April 22, 2019
Weekend Review: City and Liverpool avoid the banana peels, PSG and Juventus lock up their leagues, and Man United are an embarrassment again
Ryan and Taylor break down all the action from this weekend's calendar. Manchester City and Liverpool keep the race going at the top of the Premier League while Manchester United fall even further away from the lead pack... and then some. Plus, PSG and Juventus win their leagues, Mauro Icardi is back again, and Thierry Henry might be as well. We also answer some burning questions, like what horrible new nickname has Ryan devised for Taylor this week, is Guardiola a fraudiola, and did this weekend see the most obvious penalty shout in history?  Sponsors! Today's show is sponsored by... SeatGeek! Get $10 off your first ticket purchase by using code TSS at checkout Hims! Go to http://forhims.com/totalsoccer to get a trial month of Hims hair loss solution for $5.
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63 min
April 19, 2019
Best soccer movies, our 18-team European Superleague, Chicago Fire relocation and rebrand
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 winner to play for an English side (Michael Owen, 2001). Why do you think this is? 23:15 — How many kids on a team is too many? 28:45 — Today's show is sponsored by Simple Contacts. Go to http://simplecontacts.com/TSS20 or use code TSS20 at checkout for $20 off your contacts. 32:07 — Which of these is most and least likely to happen in the US in the next 10 years: pro/rel, MLS switch to European schedule, college soccer switch to full spring and fall seasons. 43:05 — If we were to create a European SuperLeague, who would be in it? 56:12 — Today's show is sponsored by Ruffneck Scarves! Use code TOTALSOCCERSHOW for 20% off at http://ruffneckscarves.com 1:00:10 — What is going on with the Chicago Fire? 1:10:50 — Updated from the TSS Scouting Network LINKS: Ask us a question: http://totalsoccershow.com/questions Support the show: http://totalsoccershow.com/join   To hear our pro/rel show: http://totalsoccershow.com/prorel
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75 min
April 19, 2019
Why won't US Soccer lower ticket prices? (and seven more listener questions)
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 Best won in 1968, there has been only one Ballon d’Or winner to play for an English side (Michael Owen, 2001). Why do you think this is? 15:25 — Today's show is sponsored by Wix! Go to http://wix.com/TSS to build a site for free and use code TSS for 10% off if you upgrade to premium 18:45 — If you could pick anyone to be your team's coach who would you choose and why? 25:55 — If the US was still part of the British Empire, which US soccer players, male or female, would be knighted or made a dame? 30:45 — Today's show is sponsored by Grip6! Go to http://grip6.com/tss for the TSS discounts! 33:07 — How Taylor eats gingerbread men 33:49 — At the professional level, why is the field watered before matches begin? 37:05 — How were the number of Champions League qualifiers (from each league) established and do any leagues have too many or too few? 43:41 —Today's show is sponsored by Talisman Caps! Use code TOTALSOCCER20 at http://talismancaps.com for 20% off any order of $35 or more.  47:15 — It seems like the USMNT has a really strong youth pipeline right now. Should we expect a historically good USMNT in a few years? 54:25 — Do players worry about getting hurt in goal celebrations? 58:55 — Updates from the Scouting Network LINKS! Sunil Gulati on US Soccer ticket pricing: https://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/thegoalkeeper/Transcript-Sunil-Gulati-on-Jurgen-Klinsmann-USWNT-equal-pay-dispute-FIFA-scandal-Copa-America-Centenario-ticket-prices.html Lomana LuaLua goal celebration injury: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9NdXGGmisY Ask us a question: http://totalsoccershow.com/questions Support the show: http://totalsoccershow.com/join
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64 min
April 18, 2019
Richmond Kickers Weekly: Rodriguez sees red in loss to Lansing Ignite
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 27th and 35th minutes) Right at the end of the show, Ira Jersey from the League One Fun podcast stops by to preview Saturday's opponent, Greenville Triumph SC. League One Fun: https://www.bgn.fm/league-1-fun/ For more Kickers audio, we also recommend River City 93: https://www.bgn.fm/rivercity-93/ 
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32 min
April 18, 2019
Champions League review: deep-dive on what happened in Man City v Tottenham, plus the rest of the quarterfinal second legs
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 http://SimpleContacts.com/TSS20 or use code TSS20 for $20 off your contacts. The Athletic! Go to http://theathletic.com/tssapril for 40% off an annual subscription.
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83 min
April 16, 2019
MLS review with Joe Lowery: Atlanta United's first win, Seattle Sounders' unstoppable left side, plus: a David Beckham retrospective
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 United How Brad Friedel helped Frank de Boer get it right and why Ezequiel Barco may have finally left port 14:08 — FC Dallas 2-1 Portland Timbers Why do FCD have trouble holding on to a lead? 19:30 — Taylor is back for an ad-question-ad segment! Our sponsors are SeatGeek and Wix (details below) but the big question is ... How good was David Beckham, really? 37:08 — Seattle Sounder 3-2 Toronto FC Jozy Altidore is on fire and Greg Vanney is making smart adjustments, but Seattle's left flank is unstoppable. 47:08 — A quick dip into LAFC's 2-0 win over FC Cincinnato, and a look ahead too LAFC vs Seattle next week. 48:38 — Minnesota United 3-3 NYCFC What happened there then? Plus, some analysis of Sean Johnson's own goal and why, ultimately, maybe, it's OK 55:02 — Colorado Rapids 2-3 DC United Why Chris Durkin might be the future #6 for the USMNT SPOSNORS! Today's show is sponsored by SeatGeek. Get $10 off your first ticket purchase by using code TSS at checkout Today's show is sponsored by Wix. Go to http://wix.com/TSS and build your site for free, then use code TSS for 10% off when you upgrade to premium.  
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61 min
April 15, 2019
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
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 give our thoughts on who we want to emerge from the Championship, what we think will happen to Kaku, and what's in store for this week's Champions League quarterfinalists. SPONSORS! Today’s show is sponsored by... GREATS! Go to http://greats.com and use code TSS for 15% off. B/R Live! Get a soccer pass and watch all the UEFA Champions League and Europa League action, or buy access to individual games.
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62 min
April 11, 2019
Copa America 2020 news, why isn't China better at soccer, why are Portsmouth nicknamed Pompey? (and more listener questions)
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 http://dollarshaveclub.com/tss to get a $5 start set 19:05 — Why does China suck at soccer? 26:56 _ Based on current FIFA rankings, what is the lowest-ranked national team that could win the MLS Supporters' Shield? 32:54 — Today's show is sponsored by Hims. Go to http://forhims.com/totalsoccer to get a trial month of Hims hair loss solution for $5. 35:20 — As the women's game develops worldwide, does the USWNT run the risk of falling to the level of the USMNT relative to the competition? 42:11 — Would Kyle Beckerman have been a faster, better USMNT player if he had cut off his dreadlocks? 44:45 — Today's show is sponsored by Ruffneck Scarves. Go to http://RuffneckScarves.com and use code "TOTALSOCCERSHOW" for 20% off. 47:59 — Why is Portsmouth FC nicknamed Pompey? 52:59 — Why hasn’t/doesn’t Ike Opara get any looks with the National team? 59:55 — We announce the winner of the giveaway for Caitlin Murray's book "The National Team." If you didn't win, you can still buy it here: http://uswntbook.com Want to support the show? Sign up here: http://totalsoccershow.com/join Want to ask us a question? Right here: http://totalsoccershow.com/questions  
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63 min
April 11, 2019
Champions League Review: Man United v Barcelona and Ajax v Juventus, plus Gold Cup groups are official
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 excited about the Canada national team... for reasons. SPONSORS! Today's show is brought to you by... The Athletic! Go to http://theathletic.com/tssapril for 40% off an annual subscription. Twillory! To get $25 off your first shirt, go to http://twillory.com/TSS and use code TSS at checkout. Enclosed! Go to http://enclosedlingerie.com and use the code you year in the show for $35 off any multi-month gift
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66 min
April 10, 2019
Richmond Kickers Weekly: steps in the right direction against South Georgia Tormenta FC
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 take a look at what's to come this weekend when Richmond will seek to avenge their opening day loss to Lansing Ignite. HIGHLIGHTS OF THE GAME HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIRC_8U6oEA And don't forget to check out our friends over at River City 93:  River City 93: https://www.bgn.fm/rivercity-93/ And if you're a new convert to the Kickers, you can check out their merchandise options over at Savage Apparel: https://savageultimate.com/collections/richmond-kickers-pro-soccer  
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25 min
April 10, 2019
Spurs v Man City, Liverpool v Porto reviews, plus: why so much headbutting in soccer?
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 Liverpool v Porto, what Porto were trying to do, and how Liverpool tore through it. 50:30 — Why so much head butting in soccer? 53:55 — What are some of the stereotypes of the top European leagues? Today's show is sponsored by Dollar Shave Club. Go to http://dollarshaveclub.com/tss and get a starter set for $5 Today's show is sponsored by SeatGeek. Download the app and enter promo code TSS for $10 off your first ticket.
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68 min
April 8, 2019
Weekend Review: how Bayern crushed Dortmund, what did Wolves get wrong in the FA Cup, and why did Diego Costa see red?
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 past Brighton while Watford come-from-behind to get a win over Wolves. 3) What did Diego Costa do to get a red card and why might it have cost his team the game? 4) Will anyone other than Juventus ever win Serie A again? 5) Wayne Rooney gets his marching orders as LAFC walk all over DC United. SPONSORS! Today's show is sponsored by... B/R Live! Get a soccer pass and watch all the UEFA Champions League and Europa League action, or buy access to individual games. Hims! For a $5 trial of Him's hair loss solution, go to http://forhims.com/totalsoccer  
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74 min
April 5, 2019
Talking MLS tactical trends with Joseph Lowery
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 Adams play #6 for the USMNT?" question. Listen in to find out the answer. SPONSORS! Go to http://RuffneckScarves.com and use code TOTALSOCCERSHOW for 20% off Go to http://grip6.com/tss to get special TSS-listener discounts on Grip6 belts.
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57 min
April 5, 2019
USWNT v Australia review — goals galore!
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 using code TSS80 Today's show is sponsored by Talisman Caps. Get 20% off any purchase of $35 or more by using code TOTALSOCCER20 at http://talismancaps.com WIN CAITLIN MURRAY'S BOOK ABOUT THE USWNT! Here's how you enter. Just tweet: I want this book! http://uswntbook.com #USWNTBOOK
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49 min
April 4, 2019
Richmond Kickers Weekly: reviewing the 3-2 loss to Lansing Ignite
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 Saturday, the Kickers host South Georgia Tormenta FC, 5pm kickoff at City Stadium HIGHLIGHTS OF THE GAME HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtx479sPlUk Other podcasts mentioned on today's show: Capital Combustion: http://assemblylinesg.com/category/capital-combustion-podcasts/ League One Fun: https://www.bgn.fm/league-1-fun/ River City 93: https://www.bgn.fm/rivercity-93/  
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29 min
April 4, 2019
Midweek Review: Wolves pounce on Man United, Spurs open new stadium in style, and Moise Kean stands up to racism
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 sure) in Scotland, and Moise Kean stands up to racism. SPONSORS! Today’s show is sponsored by... GREATS! Go to http://greats.com and use code TSS for 15% off. ROBINHOOD! Start building your portfolio and get a free stock when you go to http://soccer.robinhood.com
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59 min
April 2, 2019
Should US Soccer have a national stadium? Which dual-nationals would you cap-tie at the Gold Cup? And more listener questions ...
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 American city would you choose live if you based your decision on that city's soccer culture? 26:50 — If you could go back in time to watch any player, who would it be? 34:13 — What makes Harry Kane so good? 42:25 — Why do we use throw-ins? Why not kick-ins instead? 49:59 — What has to happen for England to get a 5th automatic Champions League qualification spot? 53:15 — Could a full England U20 team play in the Premier League and not get relegated? 56:10 — Updates from the TSS Scouting Network SPONSORS! Today's show is sponsored by The Athletic. Go to http://theathletic.com/tssapril for 40% off an annual subscription. Today's show is sponsored by Hello Fresh. Go to http://hellofresh.com/TSS80 and use code TSS80 for $80 off your first month of Hello Fresh Today's show is sponsored by Enclosed. Go to http://enclosedlingerie.com and use the code you year in the show for $35 off any multi-month gift LINKS! Got questions for us? Send them to http://totalsoccershow.com/questions Want to support the show? Go to http://totalsoccershow.com/join (Support us at $10 per month or more and we promise to answer one of your questions on the show per month)    
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64 min
April 1, 2019
Weekend Review: Liverpool van Dijk their way past Spurs, Roma humiliated at home, and Rangers see red against Celtic
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 quick conversation on the best spot for Tyler Adams, Alfredo Morelos' hilarious booking history, goals on goals in Italy, and much much more!  SPONSORS! Today's show is brought to you by... SeatGeek! Download the app and use code TSS for $10 off your first SeatGeek purchase. Robinhood! Start building your portfolio and get a free stock when you go to http://soccer.robinhood.com
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63 min
March 29, 2019
The Concacaf Nations League exists! Huzzah! International Break Review w/ Ryan Bailey
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, much much more! Today's show is brought to you by Ruffneck Scarves! Go to http://ruffneckscarves.com and use code "TOTALSOCCERSHOW" for 20% off anything you see.
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66 min
March 28, 2019
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)
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 crouch really such a bad thing? What is the point of metal studs? If the Premier League and the English Football League and the National League are all different leagues, why aren't the top four tiers of English football a closed system? If US Soccer is paying USWNT player salaries in the NWSL, is it apples and oranges to compare men's and women's national team pay? SPONSORS! Go to http://talismancaps.com and use code TOTALSOCCER20 for 20% off any purchase of $35 or more. Got o http://grip6.com/tss and you'll find a special landing page with Grip6 belt discounts for TSS listeners only SEND US A QUESTION! Send questions to http://totalsoccershow.com/questions SUPPORT THE SHOW! You can do so at http://totalsoccershow.com/join SEE 22 AMATEURS TAKE ON 11 VALERENGA PROS! Right here --> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtIb-HK7NcA   
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56 min
March 27, 2019
TSS Spinoff! Richmond Kickers Weekly: Head Coach David Bulow talks coaching philosophy, assembling squad for 2019
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 he's excited to send out on the field, and plenty more, including answering questions from the River City Red Army supporters group. First game is versus Lansing Ignite this Saturday, 3/31, with a 5pm kickoff at City Stadium. Our first Richmond Kickers Weekly review show will publish next week.
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59 min
March 27, 2019
USA v Chile review: goal breakdowns, tactical analysis, player evaluation with an eye on the Gold Cup roster
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, we review each player's performance and think about who helped or hurt their chances of making the Gold Cup roster. Toady's show is sponsored by Twillory. To get $25 off your first shirt, go to http://twillory.com/TSS and use code TSS at checkout. To see the interview Daryl references, go to https://www.protagonistsoccer.com/features/daryl-grove
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77 min
March 27, 2019
USA v Chile quick-take, hot-take review
Immediate reaction to the USMNT's 1-1 draw with Chile. Full review to follow later tonight.
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9 min
March 25, 2019
USA v Chile deep-dive preview: How big is a bunch of Berhalter changes? Plus: Chileans to watch
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 now he's promised "a bunch" of changes. Today's show is sponsored by SeatGeek. Download the app and use code TSS for $10 off your first SeatGeek purchase. Today's show is sponsored by Enclosed. Go to http://EnclosedLingerie.com There's a code for $35 discount off any subscription, but you'll have to listen to the first 30 seconds of this episode to find out what it is. To see all our advertisers, go to http://totalsoccershow.com/advertisers To join the Scouting Network, go to http://totalsoccershow.com/join HUGE thanks to Luis Vidal for help with the Chile national team research. Follow Luis on Twitter: http://twitter.com/lucvidal @LucVidal Read Luis' soccer jersey website: http://cambiodecamiseta.com  
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62 min
March 22, 2019
USMNT v Ecuador in-depth review
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. Today's show is sponsored by Twillory, whose shirts may or may not be made by actual wizards. For $25 off your first shirt order, go to http://twillory.com/TSS and then use discount code TSS.  Watch the US U23s vs Egypt at noon ET on Friday. YouTube link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xj6BibDSYas And listen to The TopDrawerSoccer Show later that day to get a review of the game --> https://www.topdrawersoccer.com/podcast/  
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78 min
March 22, 2019
USMNT v Ecuador quick-take hot-take review
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 TOTALSOCCERSHOW for 20% off
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17 min
March 20, 2019
US U23 roster analysis, plus how important are the Olympics, why are Wolves good and Fulham bad, and more listener questions
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. Plus, Matthew McConaughey's filmography is unintentionally explored. SPONSORS! Today's show is brought to you by... Robinhood! Start building your portfolio and get a free stock when you go to http://soccer.robinhood.com Talisman Caps! Go to http://talismancaps.com and use TOTALSOCCER20 for 20% when you spend $35 or more.
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64 min
March 20, 2019
Gigantic USMNT v Ecuador preview
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 a few things to watch out for. Today's show is sponsored by Enclosed. Go to http://enclosedlingerie.com and get $35 off any multi month gift by using the code you hear on the show. Today's show is sponsored by Dollar Shave Club. Go to http://dollarshaveclub.com/TSS and try any of the three start sets for just $5. We recommend the toothbrush and toothpaste!  
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68 min
March 18, 2019
Weekend Review: FA Cup drama, Messi does Messi things, Zidane does Zidane things, and Hertha do Hertha things
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 take a look at Zinedine Zidane's second first game in charge at Real Madrid, Leo Messi's ovation-inducing performance for Barcelona, and ponder what will eventually have to happen for PSG not to win Ligue 1 one day.  SPONSORS! Today's show is sponsored by... SeatGeek! Download the app and use code TSS for $10 off your first ticket purchase. Grip6 belts! To get the TSS discount, go to http://grip6.com/tss
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73 min
March 14, 2019
Creating our own version of the Premier League, plus Will Parchman on the valuation of young MLS players in the global market
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 global market. 13:38 - Part the Second: Daryl Grove is in studio to do some ad reads and answer a doozy of a listener question: if the Premier League got rid of promotion and relegation, which 20 teams would be selected to make up The New EPL. 42:05 - Part the Third: Will returns to analyze what MLS teams can do to improve their youth operations this season, as well as give his thoughts on Gregg Berhalter's most recent roster. Also, Taylor briefly goes insane and thinks he hears dogs on the phone. So, there's that? SPONSORS! Today's show is sponsored by... Grip6 belts! To get the TSS discount, go to http://grip6.com/tss Ruffneck Scarves! Go to http://ruffneckscarves.com and use code "TOTALSOCCERSHOW" for 20% off anything you see. 
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54 min
March 14, 2019
Bayern Munich v Liverpool in-depth review
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 show is sponsored by Enclosed. Listen to the show to hear the code that gets you $35 off any multi month subscription at http://enclosedlingerie.com  
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50 min
March 13, 2019
Juventus v Atletico: in-depth Champions League review
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? They also mention Manchester City's destruction of Schalke for at least 4-5 seconds. All that, and much more! SPONSOR! Today's episode is brought to you by Talisman Caps! Go to http://talismancaps.com and use TOTALSOCCER20 for 20% when you spend $35 or more. They've got some solid Juve gear for those who are Old Lady-inclined.
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33 min
March 12, 2019
USMNT roster reaction special
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.
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56 min
March 11, 2019
Weekend Review: Emery on top of United at the Emirates, Sterling gets a hat trick, and Zidane is back at Real Madrid
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 article: https://www.theplayerstribune.com/en-us/articles/raheem-sterling-england-it-was-all-a-dream 30:13 - The Jack Grealish Assault and what needs to be done 40:58 - Zinedine Zidane is back in charge at Real Madrid: why has he returned and what happens now? 52:45 - Bayern stroll to the top of the Bundesliga while Christian Pulisic helps Dortmund keep pace, plus imaginary forces (and some snow) conspire to frustrate Hannover. 1:02:05 - Atlanta United struggle and Sporting KC gets a new (but familiar) face. SPONSORS! Today's show is sponsored by...  GREATS! Their shoes are designed in Brooklyn and handcrafted in Italy, which means they're highly sought after dual nationals. Text "GREATS" to 20408 to get a TSS exclusive discount code. HIMS! A one-stop-shop for hair loss, skincare, and sexual wellness for men. Go to http://forhims.com/totalsoccer and get a trial month for $5.
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77 min
March 8, 2019
Jill Ellis' USWNT experiments and the gender discrimination lawsuit, with Caitlin Murray
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 today. You can pre-order Caitlin's book, "The National Team: The Inside Story of the Women Who Changed Soccer," here: https://www.amazon.com/National-Team-Inside-Changed-Soccer/dp/1419734490 Today's show is sponsored by Hello Fresh. For $80 off your first month of HelloFresh, go to http://HelloFresh.comTSS80 and enter TSS80. Today's show is sponsored by Grip6 belts. To get the TSS discount, go to http://grip6.com/tss  
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48 min
March 8, 2019
Could the USA win the 2026 World Cup, most underrated Americans in the last 10 years, and more listener questions
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! Today's episode is brought to you by... Robinhood! Start building your portfolio and get a free stock when you go to http://soccer.robinhood.com Hims! A one-stop-shop for hair loss, skincare, and sexual wellness for men. Go to http://forhims.com/totalsoccerED and get a trial month for $5. Talisman Caps! Go to http://talismancaps.com and use TOTALSOCCER20 for 20% when you spend $35 or more.
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101 min
March 7, 2019
PSG vs Man Utd and Real Madrid vs Ajax review
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.
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44 min
March 5, 2019
Jason Davis discusses his new show, why Mario Balotelli needs to come to MLS, and much more!
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 lots of other topics, ranging from the mysterious process by which player ratings are created to trying to limit personal bias when evaluating performance. Plus, there's jokes and stuff! SPONSORS! Today's show is sponsored by... SeatGeek! Use code TSS for $10 off your first SeatGeek purchase. Hims! A one-stop-shop for hair loss, skincare, and sexual wellness for men. Go to http://forhims.com/totalsoccerED and get a trial month for $5.  
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62 min
March 5, 2019
MLS Weekend Review w/ Paul Tenorio of The Athletic
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 more detail about Gio dos Santos' buyout at LA, the future of the CBA, and whether or not pressing in a 4-4-2 diamond makes any sense at all. SPONSORS! Today's show is sponsored by... Hello Fresh! Go to http://hellofresh.com/tss80 and use code tss80 for an $80 discount. B/R Live! Get a soccer pass and watch all the UEFA Champions League and Europa League action, or buy access to individual games.
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50 min
March 4, 2019
Weekend Review: European Edition w/ Ryan Bailey
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 ballboys in Everton. Plus, why Millwall isn't necessarily that bad... and Ryan manages to stumble onto Taylor's least favorite nickname. Good times, all around! SPONSORS! Robinhood! Start building your portfolio and get a free stock when you go to http://soccer.robinhood.com Today's show is sponsored by B/R Live. Get a soccer pass and watch all the UEFA Champions League and Europa League action, or buy access to individual games.
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67 min
March 1, 2019
2019 MLS season preview w/ Matt Doyle, plus Daryl calls in to discuss Copa America 2020 updates
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 coast and migrate west about halfway through. Speaking of halfway through... 14:50 - Today's show is brought to you by... Ruffneck Scarves! Go to http://ruffneckscarves.com and use code "TOTALSOCCERSHOW" for 20% off anything you see. 34:33 - Daryl Grove is on the line to discuss updates on his treatment, talk a little Copa America 2020, and help Taylor review some of the many, many scouting reports we've gotten in the last 4 weeks or so. In the middle of all that (40:02), we have a word from today's sponsor... Dollar Shave Club! Go to http://dollarshaveclub.com/TSS and get a starter set for $5  
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65 min
February 28, 2019
MLS Western Conference preview and predictions 2019
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 21:30 — Houston Dynamo 29:02 — Today's show is sponsored by Grip6 belts! Get TSS discounts on your favorite new belt at http://grip6.com/tss 31:30 — LA Galaxy 42:33 — LAFC 50:51 — Minnesota United 57:20 — Today's show is sponsored by Minnesota-based Talisman Caps! Go to http://talismancaps.com and use TOTALSOCCER20 for 20% when you spend $35 or more. 1:01:10 Portland Timbers 1:09:02 Real Salt Lake 1:15:33 San Jose Earthquakes 1:22:12 — Today's show is sponsored by B/R Live. Get a soccer pass and watch all the UEFA Champions League and Europa League action, or buy access to individual games. 1:25:30 Seattle Sounders 1:34:24 — Sporting KC 1:41:13 — Vancouver Whitecaps  
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108 min
February 26, 2019
MLS Eastern Conference previews and predictions 2019
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 SeatGeek purchase 30:28 — Columbus Crew 38:48 — DC United 47:30 — Montreal Impact 52:53 — Today's show is sponsored by Away Days! Use code TSS for 15% off at http://awaydaysfootball.com 56:19 — New England Revolution 1:04:58 — New York City FC 1:11:46 — New York Red Bulls 1:18:42 — Today's show is sponsored by Dollar Shave Club! Go to http://dollarshaveclub.com/TSS and get a starter set for $5 1:22:11 — Orlando City 1:27:03 — Philadelphia Union  1:34:30 — Toronto FC  
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102 min
February 24, 2019
Weekend review: Man Utd v Liverpool, Almiron magic, Messi hat-trick, Chelsea transfer ban, and more
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 "TOTALSOCCER20" for 20% off any purchase of $35 or more. 17:40 — Why Miguel Almiron got a standing ovation from Newcastle fans (with a little help from DeAndre Yedlin) 22:57 — Claude Puel fired, so what next for Leicester City? 30:10 — That Kepa vs Sarri moment in the League Cup final, Chelsea's transfer ban and what it means for Christian Pulisic 39:35 — Today's show is sponsored by Grip6 belts! Go to http://grip6.com/tss to get the TSS discounts 42:40 — Analyzing Leo Messi's hat-trick in Barcelona's 4-2 win over Sevilla 51:00 — What Gregg Behalte saw when he watched John Brooks vs Fabian Johnson in the Bundesliga 56:45 — USA U20s know their opponents for the U20 World Cup  
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60 min
February 22, 2019
Crystal Dunn on the SheBelieves Cup and the 2019 World Cup, plus Brian Bliss explains how Sporting KC scout players
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 KC sits down with us at the United Soccer Coaches convention to explain how the team prepares for the SuperDraft, how he evaluates players, and how the US U20s are preparing for the upcoming World Cup. SPONSORS! Ruffneck Scarves! Go to http://ruffneckscarves.com and use code "TOTALSOCCERSHOW" for 20% off anything you see. Today’s show is sponsored by Away Days Football, now proudly featuring the American Kit Collection. Use code TSS at http://awaydaysfootball.com for 15% off.
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48 min
February 21, 2019
Atletico v Juventus and Schalke v Man City reviews
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 settings tab. BR Live! Download the app and get a soccer pass to watch all UEFA Champions League and Europa League games.
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59 min
February 19, 2019
Liverpool v Bayern Munich review
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.
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26 min
February 15, 2019
Benny Feilhaber on his move to Colorado and his national team prospects, plus Nicole Hack on the relationship between supporters and club in Chicago
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 discuss the recent agreement between Section 8 and the Chicago Fire that will see supporters return to the stadium for the start of the season. Today's show is brought to you by... Ruffneck Scarves! Go to http://ruffneckscarves.com and use code "TOTALSOCCERSHOW" for 20% off anything you see.
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34 min
February 14, 2019
Talking all things Bundesliga (and a little Champions League) w/ Matt Hermann of The Talking Fussball Podcast
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 American might get the next big move, and much much more. We discuss a number of different clubs, managers, and players in the Bundesliga, so if you've been looking to catch up on things in Germany, we've got you covered!   Today's show is brought to you by Policygenius! Policygenius is the easy way to get life insurance! If you don't have it (I didn't until very recently) check them out and in minutes you can compare quotes from top insurers to find the coverage you need! Go to Policygenius.com to find the right policy for you!
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59 min
February 13, 2019
George Quraishi on the life cycle of a story and why sports might actually matter
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 matter. Plus, George answers random Twitter questions, which pretty much guarantees entertainment.  SPONSORS! Hims! A one-stop-shop for hair loss, skincare, and sexual wellness for men. Go to http://forhims.com/totalsoccer and get a trial month for $5. Grip6 belts! To see how they work, go to https://grip6.com/pages/how-it-works and to get your 20-33% discount, please visit http://grip6.com/tss
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79 min
February 12, 2019
Why are Americans suddenly heading to Scotland? Graham Ruthven explains, and talks La Liga
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, or frenemies? Graham explains. Plus, we discuss Zack Steffen's future at Manchester City, and a possible title race in La Liga. How rave Real Madrid pulled their way back and what will Barcelona need to do to hold them off? NEW SPONSOR ALERT! We have a new sponsor on the show... it's Policygenius! Policygenius is the easy way to get life insurance! If you don't have it (I didn't until very recently) check them out and in minutes you can compare quotes from top insurers to find the coverage you need! Go to Policygenius.com to find the right policy for you!
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34 min
February 11, 2019
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
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 witchcraft, and just how good might Jadon Sancho be? All that and more... plus, Gianfranco Zola anecdotes!!! SPONSORS! Today’s show is sponsored by Away Days Football, now proudly featuring the American Kit Collection. Use code TSS at http://awaydaysfootball.com for 15% off. Today's show is sponsored by Talisman caps! Go to http://talismancaps.com and use code TOTALSOCCER20 for a 20% discount.
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68 min
February 11, 2019
Americans Abroad Weekend Review w/ Joseph Lowery
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 to the many other Americans in several other leagues... Will CCV ever make it to the Premier League? Should Timothy Weah sign for Celtic? Who's the one name we maybe haven't talked a lot about that should be getting some love? All that and much, much more! 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 settings tab. Hims! A one-stop-shop for hair loss, skincare, and sexual wellness for men. Go to http://forhims.com/totalsoccer and get a trial month for $5.
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53 min
February 8, 2019
Keith Costigan talks Liverpool, the race for the Premier League title, and the return of the Champions League
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 one-on-one time with Jurgen Klopp, Keith's thoughts on the upcoming Champions League knockout round fixtures, and his time as a scout in the United States (he once spotted a Baby Weston McKennie). SPONSORS! Dollar Shave Club! Go to http://dollarshaveclub.com/TSS and get a starter set for $5. Ruffneck Scarves! Go to http://ruffneckscarves.com and use code "TOTALSOCCERSHOW" for 20% off anything you see.
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45 min
February 7, 2019
Siad Haji of the San Jose Earthquakes discusses life as an MLS rookie
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 to play for US youth national teams, and the trials and tribulations of life as an MLS rookie... and he even lets us know the song he had to sing as his initiation! SPONSORS! Today's show is sponsored by Hello Fresh! Go to http://hellofresh.com/tss80 and use code tss80 for an $80 discount.  
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31 min
February 6, 2019
Premier League Panic Rankings w/ Adam Snavely
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 informative) Premier League Panic Rankings, which you can find over on The Athletic. They discuss how the idea first came to be, how Adam comes up with material, and the players and clubs that tend to give him the most ammunition. But we also get into a wide variety of topics (the importance of Peter Crouch, the photoshopping abilities of Emily Sonnett, the demise of the #10 role, and possible destinations for Mesut Ozil, for example). Lots of good stuff in this one, so don't hesitate to put it in your ears! SPONSORS! Robinhood! Start building your portfolio and get a free stock when you go to http://soccer.robinhood.com Grip6 belts! To see how they work, go to https://grip6.com/pages/how-it-works and to get your 20-33% discount, please visit http://grip6.com/tss
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57 min
February 5, 2019
Discussing A (Possible) New Era in MLS w/ Sam Stejskal
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 money... and then utilizing that money to actually sign players. What a world! We also review some of the best/most interesting moves in the offseason thus far, as well as some that didn't come to fruition (Kellyn Acosta, Lucho Acosta, and Andrew Gutman, for example).  SPONSORS! Today's show is sponsored by Hello Fresh! Go to http://hellofresh.com/tss80 and use code tss80 for an $80 discount. Dollar Shave Club! Go to http://dollarshaveclub.com/TSS and get a starter set for $5.
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53 min
February 5, 2019
USMNT January camp winners and ... not-winners
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 promo code "TSS" in the settings tab. Today's show is sponsored by Robinhood. Start building your portfolio and get a free stock when you go to http://soccer.robinhood.com  
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87 min
February 3, 2019
USMNT v Costa Rica review
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.
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47 min
February 1, 2019
Transfer Deadline Day review and USMNT analysis w/ ESPN'S Sebastian Salazar
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, including which interviewees are particularly challenging and what his approach is when translating on the fly. Lastly, there's a solid chunk of USMNT conversation, which is a fitting word to use given that locker room communication seems to be a major emphasis of the Gregg Berhalter era. No advertisers on today's show. Instead, if you're inclined, donate to The Daryl Fund (that's what I'm calling it): https://www.gofundme.com/team-daryl-grove …
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63 min
January 31, 2019
Talking all things Serie A w/ David Amoyal of The Calcioland Podcast
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 heralded clubs like Torino, Sampdoria, Lazio, and Atalanta. It's a jam-packed 60+ minutes of insane knowledge from David and lots of questions from Taylor. SPONSORSHIP!  23:25 - Today's show is sponsored by Hims. Go to http://forhims.com/totalsoccer and get a trial month for $5.
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63 min
January 31, 2019
USA v Costa Rica preview, plus your USMNT-centric questions get answered!
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: Costa Rica We answer all the USMNT-related questions that our brains could handle, including theoretical starting elevens, Gold Cup expectations, tactical innovations, and a whole lot more! SPONSORS! Grip6 belts! To see how hey work, go to https://grip6.com/pages/how-it-works and to get your 20-33% discount, please visit http://grip6.com/tss Ruffneck Scarves! Go to http://ruffneckscarves.com and use code "TOTALSOCCERSHOW" for 20% off anything you see.
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80 min
January 29, 2019
Discussing Higuain's move to Chelsea, the madness at Monaco, and much more w/ Luke Moore of The Football Ramble
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 worst run Premier League clubs, the ideal manager for a Sunday league team, the most interesting narratives in European soccer/football this season, and much much more. It's an episode that really tries to make Lord Ramble proud. Today's show is sponsored by Hims. Go to http://forhims.com/totalsoccerED and get a trial month for $5.
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43 min
January 28, 2019
All hail Nick Lima! Deep-dive review of USMNT v Panama w/ Joe Lowery
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 looked good, who needs to put in some more work, and what is the future for Michael Bradley. If you want to read more from Joe (which you should), check him out on Twitter. He's @joeInCleats Today's show is brought to you by Twillory. They make easy, affordable, and perfectly-fit shirts, guaranteed! Total Soccer Show listeners can get $25 off their first shirt order by going to http://twillory.com/TSS and entering promo code “TSS” at checkout  
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50 min
January 28, 2019
USMNT v Panama quick-take, hot-take review, with The Athletic's George Quraishi
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 stadiums? Today's show is sponsored by SeatGeek. For $10 off your first SeatGeek purchase, enter promo code TSS in the settings of the SeatGeek app.
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January 28, 2019
USMNT v Panama quick-take, hot-take review, with The Athletic's George Quraishi
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 stadiums? Today's show is sponsored by SeatGeek. For $10 off your first SeatGeek purchase, enter promo code TSS in the settings of the SeatGeek app.
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46 min
January 25, 2019
What went wrong for the USWNT against France? Caitlin Murray has answers
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 performed well, and who might have played themselves out of contention for the World Cup. All that and much more!  Sponsors! Today's show is sponsored by Talisman Caps! Go to https://talismancaps.com/ and use code "TOTALSOCCER20" for a 20% discount.
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35 min
January 24, 2019
Discussing the US Women's National Team w/ The Equalizer's Jeff Kassouf
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 Ellis learn from past mistakes this time round? What happens if Julie Ertz gets injured? All that, plus much much more! Disclaimer: this episode was recorded on January 12, which was obviously before the USA lost to France and narrowly beat Spain. So, we don't discuss those games here, but are hoping to on a show later this week/early next week. SPONSORS! Today's show is sponsored by...  Dollar Shave Club! Go to http://dollarshaveclub.com/TSS and get a starter set for $5. Ruffneck Scarves! Go to http://ruffneckscarves.com and use code "TOTALSOCCERSHOW" for 20% off anything you see.
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42 min
January 22, 2019
USMNT January camp updates and MLS offseason analysis w/ Paul Tenorio
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 MLS draft, what need to be done to make future drafts more compelling, and which MLS teams have done the best and worst so far this offseason. SPONSORS! Today's show is sponsored by Dollar Shave Club. Go to http://dollarshaveclub.com/TSS and get a starter set for $5. Today's show is brought to you by Twillory. They make easy, affordable, and perfectly-fit shirts, guaranteed! Total Soccer Show listeners can get $25 off their first shirt order by going to http://twillory.com/TSS and entering promo code “TSS” at checkout
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51 min
January 21, 2019
Weekend Review: Arsenal press past Chelsea, Spurs squeak by Fulham, and Americans Abroad updates
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 36:40 - Fulham v Tottenham 43:41 - Today's show is sponsored by Grip6 belts! To see how hey work, go to https://grip6.com/pages/how-it-works and to get your 20-33% discount, please visit http://grip6.com/tss 47:24 - Breaking down Timothy Weah's debut (and his goal) for Celtic 55:56 - Americans Abroad Update! Featuring Weston McKennie, Christian Pulisic, and Josh Sargent. 1:08:13 - Updating the TSS Scouting Network
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74 min
January 18, 2019
Kyle Martino talks Goalpher, Street Soccer, US Soccer; Ian Barker talks rondos
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 with Ian Barker, the director of coaching education at United Soccer Coaches Today's show is sponsored by SeatGeek. Download the app and enter promo code TSS for $10 off your first ticket purchase. NEW SPONSOR ALERT! Today's show is sponsored by Talisman Caps! Go to https://talismancaps.com/ and use code "TOTALSOCCER20" for a 20% discount.  
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51 min
January 17, 2019
The 10 most interesting moves of the January transfer window (thus far)
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 list. They also discuss some moves that seem likely to happen, and some that they think probably SHOULD happen. SPONSORS! Today's show is sponsored by... Liverpool Jeans! Get 20% off at http://liverpooljeans.com and use code TSS for 20% off. Ruffneck Scarves! Go to http://ruffneckscarves.com and use code "TOTALSOCCERSHOW" for 20% off anything you see.
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67 min
January 16, 2019
Premier League mid-term grades: Man United, Newcastle, Southampton, Tottenham, Watford, West Ham, Wolverhampton
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 by... TWILLORY! Twillory makes easy, affordable, and perfectly-fit shirts, guaranteed! Total Soccer Show listeners can get $25 off their first shirt order by going to http://twillory.com/TSS and entering promo code “TSS” at checkout 34:24 - Southampton 40:19 - Tottenham 49:13 - Today's show is sponsored by Hims. Go to http://forhims.com/totalsoccer and get a trial month for $5. 51:49 - Watford 1:01:03 - West Ham 1:09:37 - Wolverhampton 1:21:16 - Updating the TSS Scouting Network    
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87 min
January 16, 2019
The mental side of soccer, with sports psychologist Dan Abrahams
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 hey work, go to https://grip6.com/pages/how-it-works To get your 20-33% discount, please visit http://grip6.com/tss      
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38 min
January 14, 2019
Total Soccer Show x Cooligans: Crossover Questions Part 1
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, published in The Cooligans feed, so go subscribe to The Cooligans and listen to part two. Today's show is sponsored by Hims. Go to http://forhims.com/totalsoccer and get a trial month for $5.  
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23 min
January 12, 2019
Jason Davis talks Twitter, soccer, and dystopian futures
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 get a starter set for $5.  
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34 min
January 11, 2019
Why don't more soccer fans care about stats, what's the deal with loans, and more listener questions!
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 with affiliates work in MLS compared to say minor league baseball and MLB? 16:18 - New sponsor alert!!! It's... DOLLAR SHAVE CLUB! Dollar Shave Club has everything you need to get ready, from your head to your toes. Your hair, your skin, your face. You name it they have it. And right now, they’ve got a bunch of starter sets you can try for just $5. Get yours now at www.DollarShaveClub.com/TSS  18:45 - Why don't more success fans obsess over statistics? 29:46 - How do loans work? Who pays the wages, who gets what, and why do they happen?
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38 min
January 9, 2019
Premier League mid-term grades: Everton, Fulham, Huddersfield, Leicester, Liverpool, Man City
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 — Huddersfield 43:20 — Leicester City 52:38 — Today's show is sponsored by Robinhood. Go to http://soccer.robinhood.com to get started with a free stock. 55:10 — Liverpool 1:07:05 — Man City 1:14:22 — TSS Scouting Network!
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81 min
January 7, 2019
Premier League mid-term grades: Arsenal, Bournemouth, Brighton, Burnley, Cardiff, Chelsea, Crystal Palace
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 16:18 — Bournemouth 24:50 — Today's show is sponsored by Robinhood. Go to http://soccer.robinhood.com to get started with a free stock. 27:05 — Brighton and Hove Albion 34:10 — Burnley 44:10 — Cardiff City 50:30 — Today's show is sponsored by Simple Contacts. Go tp http://SimpleContacts.com/TSS20 or use code TSS20 for $20 off your contacts. 53:30 — Chelsea 1:04:11 — Crystal Palace 1:11:06 — TSS Scouting Network
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78 min
January 4, 2019
How will Brexit affect the Premier League? (and five more listener questions)
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? 18:08 — Today's show is sponsored by Hello Fresh! Go to http://hellofresh.com/tss80 and use code tss80 for an $80 discount. 21:25 — Given a time machine, which five-year period in soccer history would you go back and watch? 30:14 — Does the salary cap help or hurt MLS? 36:50 — Today's show is sponsored by Ruffneck Scarves! Go to http://ruffneckscarves.com and use code "TOTALSOCCERSHOW" for 20% off anything you see. (Warning: ad read includes George Quraishi slander) 40:20 — What are the high press, medium block, and low block? How do you spot them? 43:40 — Why do footballers seem to get "unsettled" in a way other athletes do not? 49:30 — Updates from the TSS Scouting Network Support the show via http://totalsoccershow.com/join Submit a question at http://totalsoccershow.com/questions
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57 min
January 4, 2019
Manchester City v Liverpool review, plus Pulisic to Chelsea updates
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 tactical battle and focus on a few specific incidents that changed the match. And, if your team lost, you should STILL listen because 1) there are lots of reasons for optimism and 2) there was a lot of good stuff in this one (both the game and our show).  40:51 - We revisit our conversation about Christian Pulisic's move to Chelsea, with particular emphasis on 1) Sarri's quotes about the transfer and 2) the lack of solidarity payments involved in the deal. SPONSORS!  Today's show is sponsored by RXBAR. Go to http://rxbar.com/soccer and use code "soccer" for 25% off the RXBAR bestseller variety pack.    
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52 min
January 2, 2019
Analyzing Christian Pulisic's Chelsea move, plus 10 possible January transfers
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 Bournemouth following the completion of his loan spell at Hibs. 25:09 - NEW SPONSOR ALERT! Today's episode is brought to you by... HelloFresh! They're the meal kit delivery service that shops, plans, and delivers step-by-step recipes and pre-measured ingredients so you can cook, eat, and enjoy. Get $80 off your first month by going to HelloFresh.com/TSS80 and entering "TSS80" at checkout. 28:17 - Discussing (but mostly making up) 10 transfers that we'd like to see happen in the January window. We're solving problems in the Premier League, the Bundesliga, La Liga, and Serie A, so all Directors of Football should probably take note. 
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59 min
December 31, 2018
New Year's Soccer Resolutions for 2019 (plus: Pulisic and Weah rumors, Crew Saved, Brek Shea to Atlanta)
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 SeatGeek. Download the app and use code TSS for $10 off your first ticket. 26:06 — New Year's Resolutions for soccer people 50:05 — Today's show is sponsored by Liverpool Jeans. Get 20% off at http://liverpooljeans.com and use code TSS for 20% off. 52:35 — TSS Scouting Network reports, featuring Haji Wright's goal and more
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68 min
December 24, 2018
Weekend review: Salah front and center, Pogba on rhythm guitar
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" for $10 off your first ticket purchase. 44:07 — Josh Sargent's performance and goal for Werder Bremen 49:55 — John Brook's assist and performance for Wolfsburg 51:27 — Fran de Boer is Atlanta United's new coach
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63 min
December 21, 2018
Aaron Dolores of Black Arrow FC discusses the changing perception of soccer in America
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 amongst the African-American community in the United States, and lack of black coaches in the top tiers of American soccer. Find out more about Black Arrow FC by heading here, or check out what the Oakland Roots have in store by clicking here.  SPONSORS! Today's show is sponsored by The Athletic! Go to http://theathletic.com/tssdecember for 40% off a one-year subscription.   
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62 min
December 20, 2018
Bobby Warshaw discusses Gregg Berhalter's USMNT roster for the January camp
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 approach? We also dive into Bobby's preferred Starting USMNT XI for a theoretical, must-win game away to Trinidad, and take a quick look at a few of the mLS managerial vacancies. Lots discussed in 40+ minutes of soccer-y goodness!  Click THIS LINK to check out Bobby's book, "When the Dream Became Reality: The journey of a professional soccer player, and the push for meaning, purpose, and contentment." SPONSORS! Today's show is sponsored by ENCLOSED! Listen to the show and hear how you can get $35 off any multi month subscription to http://enclosedlingerie.com Today's show is brought to you by... Ruffneck Scarves! Get 20% off at http://ruffneckscarves.com by using code "TOTALSOCCERSHOW"
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42 min
December 18, 2018
Discussing coaching in America, Liverpool v Man United, and Gregg Berhalter w/ Ian Barker of United Soccer Coaches
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, before moving on to discuss Liverpool v Manchester United and the appointment of Gregg Berhalter as head coach of the US Men's National Team. Disclaimer: this episode was recorded Monday afternoon, so our discussion about Manchester United's future under Jose Mourinho is slightly out of date at this point. SPONSORS! Today's show is brought to you by Liverpool Jeans. Get 20% off your jeans by using code TSS at http://liverpooljeans.com
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57 min
December 18, 2018
Mourinho out at Manchester United! Discussing what went wrong and what comes next w/ Carl Anka
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 went wrong for Mourinho (short answer: a lot), what happens now, and what needs to happen long term. You don't have to be a fan of Manchester United to listen to this episode... but it also doesn't hurt if you are! Today's show is brought you by Robinhood, an investing app that lets you buy and sell stocks, ETFS, options, and cryptos... all commission free! Sign up for the Robinhood investing app at http://soccer.robinhood.com
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36 min
December 17, 2018
Wolves keep winning, Arsenal pressed into defeat by Saints, and UEFA Champions League draw reaction
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 proceedings at Anfield. Instead... 0:00 - Wolverhampton continuing to win: what they got right against Bournemouth and what Daryl's wife Shannon got wrong when it came to cheering. 11:31 - Today's show is brought to you by SeatGeek!  13:05 - Southampton surprise Unai Emery and Arsenal: should the Gunners look to the January window to shore up their defense? 24:23 - Sargent gets minutes and Pulisic kinda does too as Dortmund (and their set piece wizardry) get the better of Werder Bremen. 30:06 - Today's show is sponsored by The Athletic! Go to http://theathletic.com/tssdecember for 40% off a one-year subscription.  34:40 - Champions League Round of 16: what games to watch and what to watch for. We've got you covered!
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48 min
December 14, 2018
What's the best USMNT starting XI right now, are football groups good for soccer, and more listener questions
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 a soccer game? 3) Are football groups good or bad? Do they help develop soccer around the world or do they give their ownership groups an unfair advantage? 4) If we were hired to manage the USMNT in one do-or-die (literally) game, who would be in our starting eleven and what tactics would be utilize? 5) Has there ever been a USMNT coach that didn't Harvey Dent themselves? That is, manager long enough to become the villain. SPONSORS! Today's show is sponsored by ENCLOSED! Listen to the show and hear how you can get $35 off any multi month subscription to http://enclosedlingerie.com Today’s show is sponsored by Away Days Football, now proudly featuring the American Kit Collection. Use code TSS at http://awaydaysfootball.com for 15% off.
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55 min
December 12, 2018
How Atlanta United won it all and what the future now holds w/ The Athletic's Felipe Cardenas
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 winner.  Felipe also gives his thoughts on what Tata might do as head coach of Mexico, who might take over in Atlanta, and what offseason moves will need to be dealt with by the incoming manager. Here's a link to Felipe's article discussing the possible replacements for Tata Martino at Atlanta: https://theathletic.com/612818/2018/10/25/theres-no-way-were-going-to-lose-that-identity-beginning-the-search-for-atlanta-uniteds-next-manager/   SPONSORS! Today's show is sponsored by SeatGeek. Download the app and use code TSS for $10 off your first ticket purchase. Today's show is sponsored by The Athletic! Go to http://theathletic.com/tssdecember for 40% off a one-year subscription. 
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55 min
December 12, 2018
No spoilers! Reviewing Barcelona v Spurs, Liverpool v Napoli, and more Champions League goodness
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 - Liverpool v Napoli 35:52 - Today's show is brought to you by... Ruffneck Scarves! Get 20% off at http://ruffneckscarves.com by using code "TOTALSOCCERSHOW" 37:22 - Pulisic and Horvath: Americans in the Champions League! 40:43 - Quick analysis of the Women's World Cup draw, mostly focusing on the USA's future foes. 44:48 - Updating the TSS Scouting Network
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53 min
December 10, 2018
Josh Sargent scores! Chelsea v Man City review, Copa Libertadores final
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 proudly featuring the American Kit Collection. Use code TSS at http://awaydaysfootball.com for 15% off.   Today’s show is sponsored by GREATS. Go to http://greats.com and use code TSS for 15% off. Robbie Earle on NBC Sports: https://twitter.com/NBCSportsSoccer/status/1071788369712201729
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50 min
December 9, 2018
MLS Cup review: Atlanta United vs Portland Timbers
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. Use code TSS at http://liverpooljeans.com to get 20% off any pair.  
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34 min
December 7, 2018
Is Christian Pulisic really that good, and other listener questions
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? 2) Why should Berhalter/any coach be expected to provide their intended "style of play" to the media? 3) What would other federations version of CONCACAFing be? 4) When a former player becomes a manager, does their former position or preferred style of play as a player influence their coaching style? 5) When we talk about potential #6s for the US Men's National Team, why don't we talk about Danny Williams or Alfredo Morales? SPONSORS! Today's show is sponsored by Grip6 belts. Go to http://grip6.com/tss to see 20% and 33% discounts. Today's show is brought to you by... Ruffneck Scarves! Get 20% off at http://ruffneckscarves.com by using code "TOTALSOCCERSHOW"  
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48 min
December 6, 2018
Wolves v Chelsea, plus: Stu Holden talks MLS Cup and Champions League
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 RXBAR bestseller variety pack.   26:30 — Stu Holden talks MLS Cup, Barcelona v Spurs, and Real Mallorca Today's show is sponsored by GREATS. Go to http://greats.com and use code TSS for 15% off.
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55 min
December 5, 2018
Atlanta v Portland: 2018 MLS Cup Preview with Matt Doyle
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 what vulnerabilities/opportunities both teams might seek to capitalize upon. Today's show is brought to you by... Simple Contacts! The ad (which starts around 11:26) features a special guest, so you won't want to skip it! Go to http://simplecontacts.com/TSS20 and use code TSS20 for $20 off your contact lenses.
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31 min
December 5, 2018
The Berhalter era begins! Discussing the USMNT's new coach with The Athletic's Paul Tenorio
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 process and what Berhalter will bring to the national team. If you're tired of hearing about the last 14 months and the search process as a whole, skip to 18:58. That's when we get into Berhalter's tactics, temperament, and leadership.  Today's show is sponsored by SeatGeek. Download the app and use code TSS for $10 off your first ticket purchase. Today's show is sponsored by ENCLOSED! Listen to the show and hear how you can get $35 off any multi month subscription to http://enclosedlingerie.com
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43 min
December 3, 2018
Your questions about Gregg Berhalter, new USMNT coach, answered
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, and how that might look for the US Men's National Team 53:18— We answer questions from Twitter, and from Billy Harding and Jesse Frankel Today's show is sponsored by HIMS. Go to http://forhims.com/totalsoccer to get a trial month for $5 Today's show is sponsored by Blue Apron. Get your first three meals free at http://blueapron.com/tss Support the show via http://totalsoccershow.com/join  
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100 min
December 2, 2018
Arsenal v Spurs and Liverpool v Everton in-depth reviews
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 review starts at 35:00 Today's show is sponsored by GREATS. Use the code TSS to get 15% off any pair of sneakers at http://greats.com Today's show is sponsored by Liverpool Jeans. Get 20% off your jeans by using code TSS at http://liverpooljeans.com    
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54 min
November 30, 2018
MLS Playoffs Review: Sporting KC v Portland Timbers and NY Red Bulls v Atlanta United
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 to victory." 28:57 - New York Red Bulls v Atlanta United OR "How the 5 Stripes lost but won" Today's show is brought to you by... Ruffneck Scarves! Get 20% off at http://ruffneckscarves.com by using code "TOTALSOCCERSHOW"
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38 min
November 29, 2018
Six US players who need a January move, and where we'd send them
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 Marketing and why do people think it's bad? 4. Who would win a tournament of teams made up by primary language spoken? Today's show is sponsored by Away Days Football. Go to http://awaydaysfootball.com and used code TSS for 15% off. Today's show is sponsored by GREATS! Go to http://greats.com and use code TSS for 15% off. Support the show by contributing at http://totalsoccershow.com/join    
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59 min
November 29, 2018
Champions League Review! Tottenham v Inter and PSG v Liverpool
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 sponsored by Grip6. Go to http://grip6.com/tss to see 20% and 33% discounts.
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54 min
November 28, 2018
Zack Steffen to Man City, Christian Pulisic to Chelsea, Liverpool or Bayern transfer rumors
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. Download the app and use code TSS for $10 off your first ticket purchase. Today's show is sponsored by ENCLOSED! Listen to the show and hear how you can get $35 off any multi month subscription to http://enclosedlingerie.com  
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62 min
November 26, 2018
MLS Playoffs Review: Atlanta v New York Red Bulls and Portland v Sporting KC
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 to you by... Greats, Brooklyn's first sneaker company. We decide which players deserve a pair of Greats for their respective MVP performances. GREATS! Get 15% off at http://greats.com by using code "TSS" 26:26 - Taking a long hard look at a long hard physical game between the Portland Timbers and Sporting KC. 
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40 min
November 24, 2018
Copa Libertadores Final postponed after Boca Juniors bus attacked by River Plate fans, plus: USMNT U20s win the CONCACAF Championship
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. Use code TSS at http://liverpooljeans.com and get 20% off.
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33 min
November 21, 2018
If the USMNT were a Thanksgiving dish, what would they be?
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 are so many CONCACAF youth tournaments hosted in the United States? 26:48 — What should USMNT fans realistic expectations be while the team rebuilds? 40:05 — What was so bad about the Klinsmann era? What are some things he did well? 53:40 — Question for the kids table: How do you teach children under age 10 to kick the ball properly? Today's sponsors: GREATS! Get 15% off at http://greats.com by using code "TSS" RUFFNECK SCARVES! Get 20% off at http://ruffneckscarves.com by using code "TOTALSOCCERSHOW" DARYL WRITING PLUG! Here's his Athletic story about the UEFA Nations League: https://theathletic.com/669262/2018/11/21/the-excellent-uefa-nations-league-is-remaking-international-soccer/ And here's one about Nathan Ake: https://theathletic.com/642583/2018/11/08/bournemouths-nathan-ake-is-the-latest-chelsea-reject-to-become-a-household-name/ Not a sponsor today, but if you decide to subscribe to The Athletic, our old code is still good for 40% off: http://theathletic.com/tssoctober 
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71 min
November 21, 2018
Why the past year has been so frustrating for USMNT fans, plus: Italy v USA review
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 Honduras. Today's show is sponsored by SeatGeek. Download the app and enter promo code TSS for $20 off your first SeatGeek purchase. Today's show is sponsored by Grip6. Go to http://grip6.com/tss to see 20% and 33% discounts.
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63 min
November 19, 2018
England Finally Conquers Croatia, Plus USA-Italy Preview and US U20 Recap
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 get a pair of your own, go to http://greats.com and used code TSS for 15% off. 21:58 - USA v Italy Preview 35:14 - Today's show is brought you by Robinhood, an investing app that lets you buy and sell stocks, ETFS, options, and cryptos... all commission free! Sign up for the Robinhood investing app at http://soccer.robinhood.com 38:13 - Reviewing the US U20's 4-0 win over Costa Rica in the U20 Concacaf Championship, and looking ahead to their final group match against Honduras. 
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48 min
November 16, 2018
MLS vs USMNT — who would win? (plus: more listener questions)
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 coach? 21:40 — What does the fourth official do? LINK! Gordon Strachan narrating Arsene Wenger vs The Water Bottle --> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4lMbSr2ZYk 27:25 — What would a soccer skills competition look like? 42:55 — MLS vs USMNT — who would win? Today's show is sponsored by Loop Jewelry. Go to http://loopjewelry.com/pages/tss and get $100 off when you spend $1,000 or more on an engagement ring. Today's show is sponsored by Grip6 belts. TIGHTEN UP! Go to http://grip6.com/tss to see the deals for TSS listeners. MORE LINKS! Get involved on our Reddit page: http://totalsoccershow.reddit.com (THANKS MODS!) Ask us a question for the show: http://totalsoccershow.com/questions Support the show (but only if you want to!) --> http://totalsoccershow.com/join      
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57 min
November 16, 2018
England v USMNT and Scotland v USWNT Reviews
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 http://simplecontacts.com/TSS20 and use code TSS20 for $20 off your contact lenses. Ruffneck Scarves! Use code "TOTALSOCCERSHOW" at http://Ruffneckscarves.com for a 20% discount. 
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51 min
November 13, 2018
England v USMNT preview
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 LinkedIn. Post your job on LinkedIn, where nine out pf 10 members are open to new opportunities. Get $50 off your first job opening via http://linkedin.com/TSS  
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64 min
November 12, 2018
Weekend Review: Der Klassiker, Copa Libertadores, Manchester Derby, and MLS Playoffs
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 all because they've been watching a lot of TV cop dramas. 23:33 - Today's show is brought to you by SeatGeek! Download the app and use code "TSS" for $20 off your first SeatGeek purchase. 25:14 - It's a Superclasico Copa Libertadores Final... IT'S THE SUPER COPA! We take a look at Boca's 2-2 draw with River in an eventful first leg. Then it's MLS playoff time...  32:25 - Sporting KC vs Real Salt Lake 38:02 - Today's show is brought to you by Hims! For a $5 trial month of HIMS, go to http://forhims.com/totalsoccer 39:41 - Atlanta v NYCFC 49:35 - New York Red Bulls V Columbus Crew 1:02:35 - Updating the TSS Scouting Network  
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70 min
November 9, 2018
Seattle v Portland Review, plus USWNT updates and listener questions
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! SPONSORS! Today's show is sponsored by... Ruffneck Scarves! Use code "TOTALSOCCERSHOW" at http://Ruffneckscarves.com for a 20% discount.  Loop Jewelry! Loop is engagement ring shopping for the modern couple. They offer one-on-one guidance from real humans and can help you find top-tier rings at 30% lower than typical retailers. Go to www.loopjewelry.com/pages/tss and use the promo code "TSS" to get $100 off a purchase of $1000 or more.   
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51 min
November 8, 2018
USMNT player pool, plus: Juventus vs Man Utd review
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, including the three packs! 24:00 — What do people mean when they refer to the USMNT "player pool?" 28:29 — Do formations have natural advantages against other formations? 35:00 — Today's show is sponsored by RX Bar! Go to http://rxbar.com/soccer and use discount code "soccer" for 25% off your first order. 37:50 — What can't Leo Messi play with a hard cast? 41:30 — Which European leagues provide a superior competitive experience to Major League Soccer? Got questions for us? Please send to http://totalsoccershow.com/questions Want to join the listener-run Reddit community? Visit http://reddit.com/r/totalsoccershow    
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55 min
November 6, 2018
USMNT roster reaction — who are the notable inclusions and exclusions?
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 have a sub-reddit! It's run by TSS listeners and you can find it here: https://www.reddit.com/r/totalsoccershow/ We encourage you to join in!  
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53 min
November 5, 2018
FootballLeaks explained: the European Super League, Financial Fair Play, and Gianni Infantino stories
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 "TSS" for $20 off your first SeatGeek purchase. 29:50 — Financial Fair Play, Man City and PSG 41:50 — Today's show sponsored by Blue Apron. Go to http://blueapron.com/TSS to get your first three meals for free. 44:05 — Gianni Infantino and FIFA's "Independent" Ethics Committee All the Der Spiegel stories can be found here: http://www.spiegel.de/international/topic/football_leaks/ (and yes, I know, Spiegel means mirror and not eye — I was close!)
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63 min
November 2, 2018
MLS Knockout Round Review: Berhalter gets his tactics right, Argentine playmakers shine, and a whole lot more!
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 ring shopping for the modern couple. They offer one-on-one guidance from real humans and can help you find top-tier rings at 30% lower than typical retailers. Go to www.loopjewelry.com/pages/tss and use the promo code "TSS" to get $100 off a purchase of $1000 or more.  18:43 - FC Dallas v Portland Timbers: Halloween brings practical (and frequently ugly) soccer to Frisco 24:20 - DC United v Columbus Crew: Berhalter out-tactics Olsen in a thrilling match that ended in some Zack Steffen heroics. 50:59 - Today's show is sponsored by... LinkedIn! The right hire can make a HUGE impact on your business. If you're in need of a new employee, post your job where people go every day to make connections, grow their careers, and discover job opportunities: LinkedIn! Go to www.LinkedIn.com/TSS and get $50 off your first post RIGHT NOW! Terms and conditions apply. 54:27 - LAFC v Real Salt Lake: the hostile LA crowd ain't got nothing on flying ninja volleys! 1:06:25 - A quick discussion of the US U20's 7-1 mauling of Puerto Rico. Well done, Baby Yanks! 1:10:02 - Updating the TSS Scouting Network  
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80 min
October 31, 2018
Borussia Dortmund deep dive with Adam Whittaker Snavely
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 team. If you're only here for the Pulisic chat, that starts at 31:50 Today's show is sponsored by Ruffneck Scarves. Use code "TOTALSOCCERSHOW" at http://Ruffneckscarves.com for a 20% discount. 
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75 min
October 30, 2018
Who's to blame at Real Madrid? U20 World Cup qualifying preview, Copa America 2020 news
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% discount.  37:15 — U20 World Cup qualifying preview Watch the U20s via http://concacafgo.com Listen to our other show (even though we're not on it this week) for a full U20 roster breakdown --> https://www.topdrawersoccer.com/podcast/  53:40 — BIG NEWS about Copa America 2020 and what it could mean for the USMNT. Support the show at http://totalsoccershow.com/join      
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63 min
October 29, 2018
A big-picture look at young USMNT players in 2018, with Adam Belz of Scuffed
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 since November 2017. Today's show is sponsored by SeatGeek. Download the app and enter promo code TSS and then you'll get $20 off your first ticket purchase. Subscribe to the Scuffed podcast! Here's the iTunes link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/scuffed-soccer-podcast-usmnt-yanks-abroad-interviews/id1352231546?mt=2 Also, for Adam's take on the USMNT U20 roster, listen to Monday's TopDrawerSoccer Show.  
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72 min
October 26, 2018
The TSS "Ask Us Anything" Spectacular
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 wanted to know about the history of the show, how it gets produced, or how we've kept it going, then this is the show for you! No sponsors today! Enjoy the show!
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84 min
October 24, 2018
Which TV character would make the best USMNT manager, ranking the top leagues of the Americas, and more listener questions
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 strategy for indoor soccer? 3) In terms of prominence and reputation, how would we rank the big leagues of the Americas? 4) Inspired by Halloween’s Michael Myers, who would you say is the most relentless soccer player? 5)  What are some of our favorite television programs and what fictional television character would we hire to coach the US Men's National Team? SPONSORS! Today's show is sponsored by... GREATS! Brooklyn's first sneaker company! To get a pair of your own, go to http://greats.com and used code TSS for 15% off. RUFFNECK SCARVES! Shop USMNT and USWNT scarves here: https://www.ruffneckscarves.com/collections/us-soccer-scarves and the TSS "Hello and Welcome!" scarf here: https://www.ruffneckscarves.com/collections/total-soccer-show and always use code "TOTALSOCCERSHOW" for a 20% discount.      
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45 min
October 23, 2018
Why so few Americans at top-end Premier League teams? What happened to Gedion Zelalem? (and other listener questions)
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. Today's show is sponsored by SeatGeek! Download the app and enter promo code "TSS" for $20 off your first ticket. Today's show is sponsored by The Athletic. Get 40% off a subscription at http://theathletic.com/tssoctober  
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47 min
October 22, 2018
Weekend Review: Chelsea v Man Utd, Barcelona v Sevilla, Inter v Milan
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
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69 min
October 18, 2018
USA's best #6, MLS and Liga MX combo league, plus: what can USMNT learn from USWNT?
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 15% off anything, including a Mystery Kit. Link to ask us soccer questions for next week's shows: http://totalsoccershow.com/questions Link to ask us behind-the-scenes TSS questions: http://totalsoccershow.com/ask Link to the story about Enrique Bonilla suggesting MLS and Liga MX could combine: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/oct/11/mexican-league-link-us-mls-live-data-fans-europe-football    
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65 min
October 18, 2018
USA v Canada and Spain v England Reviews
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 dealing with the USA's pressing? All that and more! We then move on to break down England's surprise 3-2 win over Spain in the UEFA Nations League, and ponder a world in which a confident England are actually capable of scoring goals and looking fun. It's a strange reality we live in. Today's show is sponsored by... GREATS! Brooklyn's first sneaker company! To get a pair of your own, go to http://greats.com and used code TSS for 15% off.
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41 min
October 17, 2018
USMNT v Peru in-depth review
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. Today's show is sponsored by The Athletic, where it's Superstition Week. See all the soccer superstition-themed content at https://theathletic.com/tag/superstition/ and get 40% off an annual subscription by going to http://theathletic.com/tssoctober Today's show is sponsored by Ruffneck Scarves. Shop USMNT and USWNT scarves here: https://www.ruffneckscarves.com/collections/us-soccer-scarves and the TSS "Hello and Welcome!" scarf here: https://www.ruffneckscarves.com/collections/total-soccer-show and always use code "TOTALSOCCERSHOW" for a 20% discount.    
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64 min
October 17, 2018
USA v Peru: Quick-Take, Hot-Take Review
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!
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12 min
October 15, 2018
USMNT v Peru preview, USWNT v Jamaica review
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 Sarachan era. Today's show is sponsored by SeatGeek. Download the SeatGeek app and enter promo code "TSS" for $20 off your first ticket purchase.
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56 min
October 12, 2018
Save the Crew update! Also: Croatia v England and USWNT v Trinidad and Tobago
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 by Ruffneck Scarves. Go to http://ruffneckscarves.com and use code "TOTALSOCCERSHOW" for a 20% discount. Want to support TSS? Go to http://totalsoccershow.com/join  
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38 min
October 12, 2018
USA v Colombia review
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 http://theathletic.com/tssoctober for 40% off a one-year subscription. Want to support the show? Go to http://totalsocceshow.com/join or leave us an iTunes review. Thanks!  
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37 min
October 12, 2018
USA v Colombia quick-take, hot-take review
Immediate reaction to the USMNT vs Colombia game. Longer review show to follow.
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12 min
October 10, 2018
USA v Colombia and England v Croatia Previews and Lineup Predictions
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 to figure out which of their offerings would do the best job managing the USMNT. To get a pair of your own, go to http://greats.com and used code TSS for 15% off. 18:27 - USA v Colombia Preview. We take a look at Los Cafeteros and what we expect them to do against the USA. After that, we find reasons for optimism in a US roster that's looking slightly depleted, and give our best guesses at what the USA lineup will look like, as well as what time the game will actually start!
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54 min
October 9, 2018
Isolated USMNT strikers, improving the US Open Cup, evaluating center backs, and more ...
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 friendlies in CONCACAF? 3. How would we revitalize the US Open Cup? 4. What eligible players do we hope become US citizens and then play for the USMNT? 5. What three traits do we look for in a center back? Today's show is sponsored by The Athletic! Go to http://theathletic.com/tssoctober for 40% off a one-year subscription. 
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64 min
October 9, 2018
Weekend Review: Deep Dives on Five Games!
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 by... Seatgeek! Download the SeatGeek app and enter promo code TSS for $20 off your first SeatGeek purchase. 27:15 - Fulham v Arsenal, featuring the prettiest goal of the weekend 36:48 - Bayern Munich v Borussia Mönchengladbach: WHAT IS GOING ON IN THE BUNDESLIGA?! 51:09 - Today's show is sponsored by... BLUE APRON! Get your first three means free when you go to http://BlueApron.com/TSS 53:09 - Manchester United v Newcastle: Mourinho is still employed. 1:02:26 - Quick hits, featuring George Bello, Bobby Wood, and Kylian Mbappe. 1:08:29 - Updating the TSS Scouting Network
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78 min
October 5, 2018
USWNT v Mexico review, plus: listener questions about nutmegs, match minutes and fears
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 sponsored by Simple Contacts. Gp to http://simplecontacts.com/TSS20 and use code TSS20 for $20 off your first contact lens order.
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41 min
October 4, 2018
Champions League review: Spurs v Barcelona, CSKA v Real Madrid, Lokomotiv v Schalke
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 you've heard, but WESTON MCKENNIE SCORED IN THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE! So we talk about that, of course. Today's show is sponsored by The Athletic! Get 40% off an annual subscription by visiting http://theathletic.com/tssoctober Got a HomeGrown Player question for Taylor and Travis on this week's TopDrawerSoccer Show? Ask it via this link --> http://bit.ly/2AmdSPl  
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41 min
October 2, 2018
USWNT World Cup qualifying preview with John D. Halloran
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 what to watch out for ahead of the first game, which is vs Mexico this Thursday, 7:30pm Eastern kickoff, live on Fox Sports 2. Today's show is sponsored by Grip6 belts. Use code "TSS" for 20% off at http://grip6.com and, if you'd like our logo printed on a buckle, please email us and we'll get you set up. Follow John on Twitter @JohnDHalloran — https://twitter.com/JohnDHalloran  
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33 min
October 2, 2018
USMNT Roster Reaction and Review
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! SPONSORS! Today's show is sponsored by... GREATS! Brooklyn's first sneaker company! Go to http://greats.com and used code TSS for 15% off. THE ATHLETIC! Get 40% off a one-year subscription when you go to http://theathletic.com/tssoctober  
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47 min
October 1, 2018
Weekend review: Chelsea v Liverpool, Bayer Leverkusen v Borussia Dortmund, NYRB v Atlanta United
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 is sponsored by SeatGeek. Download the SeatGeek app and enter promo code TSS for $20 off your first SeatGeek purchase. Today's show is sponsored by RXBar. Get 25% off your first order when you go to http://rxbar.com/soccer and enter promo code SOCCER at checkout. Link to Ronaldo allegation story in Der Spiegel: https://bit.ly/2zF1Ijk        
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60 min
September 27, 2018
Tim Howard talks goalkeeping, the USMNT, and being on camera
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 subscription. 
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30 min
September 26, 2018
USMNT listener questions Part II... plus, Pogba and Mourinho have words
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 extravaganza:  1) What's the best USMNT kit of all time? 2) Now that we have enough fast fullbacks, is Daryl more open to a back 3? 3) Who is the best option to play the #6 role for the US going forward? 4) Could the USMNT hire one coach to cover the senior and U23 teams? 5) If the Americas had been one federation for the past 50 years, do you think it would have had any effect on where the US Men's program is at this moment in time? 6) What breed of dog would best represent the USMNT? 7) Why does Nagbe routinely get omitted from USMNT discussion this cycle? 8) Is Schalke becoming the new team with all the young American players on the squad? SPONSORS! Today's show is sponsored by... GREATS! Brooklyn's first sneaker company! Go to http://greats.com and used code TSS for 15% off. RUFFNECK SCARVES! Get 20% off a Ruffneck Scarf by using code "TOTALSOCCERSHOW" at checkout at http://RuffneckScarves.com
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66 min
September 26, 2018
Who should be the next USMNT captain, what tactics should the new US manager employ, and other listener questions
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 the USMNT captain armband in the future? 3) When during the 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign did things start to go wrong?  4) 20 years from now, who will be regarded as the better US manager, Jurgen Klinsmann or Steve Sampson? 5) What specific tactical things would you like to see from the next USMNT manager? 6) Would an MLS team that only fielded American players, similar to Chivas in Liga MX, be a good thing?  7) What are the chances of a Gerrard/Lampard type situation with McKennie and Adams? 8) Who are some of the new MLS, Liga MX, or youth players you believe will get a look at the January camp? 9) What are some ways we could increase media coverage and scrutiny of the USMNT? SPONSORS! Today's show is brought to you by... SEATGEEK! Download the SeatGeek app and enter code "TSS" to get $20 off your first ticket purchase. THE ATHLETIC! Get 40% off a one-year subscription when you go to http://theathletic.com/tssseptember    
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71 min
September 24, 2018
Weekend review: Wolves bite Man Utd, NWSL Championship, Pulisic scores, and more
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 and Christian Pulisic in the Bundesliga, where one young American got injured and the other got himself a goal. Today's show is sponsored by Robinhood, an investing app that lets you buy and sell stocks, ETFS, options and cryptos — all commission free. Go to http://soccer.robinhood.com to get a free stock. Today's show is sponsored by Him Anti-Aging Kit. Get $20 off your first month when you go to http://forhims.com/totalskin  
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59 min
September 21, 2018
Best national teams outside UEFA and CONMEBOL, tips on starting a podcast, and more listener questions
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 make more money because of the UEFA Nations League? 4) Would a West Indies football team (similar to West Indies cricket) be dominant in CONCACAF? 5) Why do Daryl and Taylor support Wolves and Man Utd? 6) Can you explain the effect (if any) that the UEFA (and soon CONCACAF) Nations League(s) will have on the new and improved FIFA rankings? Today's show is sponsored by The Athletic. Get 40% off a one-year subscription when you go to http://theathletic.com/tssseptember Want to ask us a question? Here's the link --> http://totalsoccershow.com/questions Want to support the show? Do it here! --> http://totalsoccershow.com/join    
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51 min
September 20, 2018
What happens to the USMNT if Christian Pulisic gets hurt, where does MLS rank in terms of global soccer leagues, and more listener questions
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 the next World Cup? 3) If Gregg Berhalter becomes the USMNT coach, will Zardes & Trapp become mainstays? 4) Why doesn't Luca De La Torre get more looks with the US Men's National Team? 5) If we were to put all of the top division global soccer leagues into tiers, where would MLS land and who would its peers be? SPONSORS! Today's show is sponsored by Greats. Go to http://greats.com and used code TSS for 15% off. Get 20% off a Ruffneck Scarf by using code "TOTALSOCCERSHOW" at checkout at http://RuffneckScarves.com
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51 min
September 20, 2018
Champions League Wednesday review: Lyon roar against Man City, Ajax clean up, Ronaldo sees red
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 
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52 min
September 19, 2018
Champions League Tuesday review: Liverpool's late win, Messi's hat-trick, McKennie and Pulisic make an impact
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.
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34 min
September 17, 2018
Weekend Review: Ronaldo scores, Douglas Costa spits, Zlatan kicks, and Liverpool win
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 brought to you by... SEATGEEK! Download the SeatGeek app and enter code "TSS" to get $20 off your first ticket purchase.
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70 min
September 13, 2018
How does the CONCACAF Nations League work? How do you get in an opponent's head? (and more listener questions)
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 bound it them overhand? 4. What’s going on with the CONCACAF Nations League? Why does the 1st round have 34 teams each only playing 4 games? 5. Why does Daryl keep saying he wants defenders playing on the same side as their dominant foot? 6. What is the style or formation being used right now by only one or a few teams that could eventually become really popular and copied by a lot of teams?  SPONSORS! Get 40% off a subscription to The Athletic by visiting http://theathletic.com/tssseptember Get 20% off a Ruffneck Scarf by using code "TOTALSOCCERSHOW" at checkout at http://RuffneckScarves.com Get fully hydrated with Ninth Floor Fountain Water! When you need free water, Ninth Floor is the place to go.
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39 min
September 12, 2018
UEFA Nations League roundup — thumbs up, thumbs down
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 http://ministryofsupply.com/soccer and enter your email address for a $10 discount. Today's show is sponsored by Greats. Go to http://greats.com and used code TSS for 15% off.
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62 min
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