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

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

United States

American soccer podcast—five days per week

Episodes

Weekend Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down Review  

We review the weekend's action from around the globe by giving thumbs up/thumbs down to the many, many incidents in England, Germany, France, and the United States. 

Did Mane deserve that red card? How good is Kevin de Bruyne? Was Harry Kane lucky on that lovely strike from distance? Is Jose Mourinho the worst? Short answer: yes, very, yes, and yes. Longer answer: you'll just have to listen.

Today's sponsor is Bonfire. They are very good at what they do. If you want to create your own merch at no cost, go to http://bit.ly/bonfiretss and thank us later.

Wes Burdine from FiftyFiveOne talks American soccer pyramid, Minnesota United, NASL, pro/rel, Oasis  

Daryl talks to Wes Burdine of FiftyFive.One about the USMNT's recent struggles, Minnesota United's first season in MLS (what went wrong, what went right, and what fans hope to see next), and the recent news that US Soccer may not sanction the NASL as a division two league next season, which of course means we have to talk a little pro/rel.

Listen in, and be sure to follow these Twitter accounts for future American soccer pyramid news:

https://twitter.com/FiftyFiveOne

https://twitter.com/MnNiceFC (Wes Burdine)

https://twitter.com/jeffrueter

https://twitter.com/NipunChopra7

https://twitter.com/kkfla737 (Kartik Krishnaiyer)

https://twitter.com/ByNeilMorris

 

 

USMNT XI of the future (TDS sampler)  

Who is the future in each position of the USMNT? ON this excerpt from The TopDrawerSoccer Show, Daryl and Travic Clark discuss the next US center-forward sensation.

To hear our picks in every position, please subscribe to The TopDrawerSoccer Show. Search in your podcast player, or use the links below.

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Isco, Dele Alli, Peru and plenty more World Cup qualifying thumbs up/down  

We review the whole world! Sort of.

We give thumbs up/thumbs down to everything we saw from the recent round of World Cup qualifying. Listen in and get caught up.

Today's show is sponsored by Blue Apron!

Go to http://blueapron.com/tss to get your first three meals free.

USMNT v Honduras: Grass + Heat = Excuses  

After venting their fury in the Quick Take/Hot Take episode, Daryl and Taylor are back to give their (slightly more measured) thoughts on the USA's emotionally confusing 1-1 draw with Honduras. Why couldn't Bruce Arena's men get any attack going? What did Honduras do to consistently threaten the USA's defense? Is the referee's foot okay? All that and more!

Today's show was sponsored by RX Bar. Go to http://rxbar.com/soccer and use promo code "soccer" at checkout for 25% off.

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Honduras vs USMNT quick-take/hot-take review  

Recorded immediately after the final whistle, this is our instant reaction to Honduras vs USA.

Long-take review to follow later tonight.

Honduras v USMNT World Cup qualifier preview, with Bobby Warshaw  

Today's show is long. Pushing 90 minutes long. But it's filled with great, detailed conversations about the US Men's National Team, the defeat to Costa Rica, and Tuesday's big qualifier away to Honduras.

The discussion with Bobby starts at 2:45 minutes in. It's really good, so don't miss out.

The music break, at 48:11,  is "My Three Favorite Words" by Luke Tourville.

The Honduras conversation with Taylor Rockwell starts at 49:52, offering another angle on Tuesday's big game and bouncing off some of what Bobby had to say.

Reports from the TSS Scouting Network are a) brilliant and b) start at 1:11:05

LINKS!!!

--> Today's sponsor is Bonfire. Can't recommend them enough. If you want to create your own merch at no cost, go to http://bit.ly/bonfiretss and thank us later.

--> Buy Bobby's book, "When the Dream Became Reality," here: https://www.amazon.com/When-Dream-Became-Reality-professional/dp/099916970X/

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USMNT v Costa Rica: What Went Wrong?  

The short answer? A lot.

The longer answer? Well, we've got over an hour of analysis for your listening pleasure... and we promise it isn't just ranting for 60+ minutes. 

Today's show was sponsored by Ruffneck Scarves. Browse Ruffneck's official US Soccer scarf collection at https://www.ruffneckscarves.com/collections/us-soccer-scarves and use discount code "TOTALSOCCERSHOW" for 20% off.

USMNT v Costa Rica: WCQ Quick Take/Hot Take Review  

We give our immediate reactions to the USA's 2-0 loss to Costa Rica in World Cup Qualifying. Much longer review will be out later tonight/early Saturday morning... not sure if it will feature more or less rage than this one. We shall see. 

Transfer deadline day special: thumbs up/thumbs down  

We give thumbs up or thumbs down on every deadline day move that caught our attention.

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USMNT v Costa Rica Preview: What We Want vs What We're Gonna Get  

With Taylor back in studio, we discuss Bruce Arena's latest roster, as well as what we expect from Costa Ria in terms of lineup, formation and tactical approach. 

After that, we each give our lineup we'd most like to see and then round it all out by guessing exactly what Bruce will opt for against the second place team in CONCACAF.

And, as always, we close with some scouting!

Today's show was brought to you by Bonfire, our new friends who will help you create and ship custom t-shirts online. There's no upfront cost or inventory to manage; just simplified campaigns that make it as easy as possible to get your apparel out into the world. Head on over to https://www.bonfire.com/totalsoccer to check out all their services, including free design consultation! If you want to see some sample campaigns, here are two different options created by TSS listeners!

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USMNT roster reaction with Rob Usry (plus: Atlanta United chat)  

Daryl talks to Rob Usry, of StarsAndStripesFC.com and DirtySouthSoccer.com, about the 26 players Bruce Arena has called up for the Costa Rica and Honduras World Cup qualifiers.

Rob has a great take on what he thinks Arena will do, and also some possible solutions for the USA's current fullback funk.

Starting at 20:07, Daryl and Rob talk Atlanta United — how the season is going so far, what to expect in the (almost literal) home stretch of the regular season, and why we'll likely see a lot more of Andrew Carleton next year.

Follow Rob on Twitter here: http://twitter.com/RobUsry

Weekend Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down Review: Premier League, Bundesliga, La Liga, and MLS!  

We review the weekend's action from around the globe by giving thumbs up/thumbs down to the many, many incidents in England, Germany, Spain, and the United States. Controversial red cards, spectacular goals, trolling Twitter announcements, and a whole lot more!

NEW SPONSOR ALERT! Today's show was brought to you by Bonfire, our new friends who will help you create and ship custom t-shirts online. There's no upfront cost or inventory to manage; just simplified campaigns that make it as easy as possible to get your apparel out into the world. Head on over to bonfire.com/TotalSoccer to check out all their services, including free design consultation! 

Champions League draw reaction, plus: Zlatan re-signs, Rooney retires, Nagbe trends  

We talk, in order:

Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Man Utd

Wayne Rooney's international retirement

Ousmane Dembele to Barcelona

Champions League draw!

USMNT roster defensive worries

USMNT all-time draft reactions

Darlington Nagbe's goal

TSS Scouting Network

---LINKS!!!

New t-shirts: http://totalsoccershow.com/merch 

FC Lynchburg: https://twitter.com/FCLynchburg

Southampton fan story: https://twitter.com/JoHartley78/status/898955219832381444

USMNT players who didn't reach full potential: https://twitter.com/nicksindt/status/900354951704190980

 

 

Discussing the Situation at Barcelona with The Football Ramble's Luke Moore  

Taylor called up friend of the show Luke Moore to discuss The Football Ramble, his new podcast "On the Continent," the positives and negatives of professional podcasting, and the situation at Barcelona. Good times abound! 

All-Time USMNT XI — The Draft  

Daryl and Taylor draft against each other to select (and discuss) their all-time US Men's National Team XI.

This goes long, but it goes into detail on each player. We hope you enjoy listening as much as we did recording.

Today's show was sponsored by Ruffneck Scarves. Browse Ruffneck's official US Soccer scarf collection at https://www.ruffneckscarves.com/collections/us-soccer-scarves and use discount code "TOTALSOCCERSHOW" for 20% off.

Weekend Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down Review: Premier League, Bundesliga, and Many More!  

We review the weekend's action from around the globe by giving thumbs up/thumbs down to the many, many incidents in England, Germany, Spain, France, and the United States. 

So, that's the Premier League, the Bundesliga, La Liga, Ligue 1, MLS, AND scouting in just over an hour. Not a bad way to start your week!

Transfer updates, PEDs, best youth academies  

BUMPER episode of Total Soccer Show today.

We open with some transfer updates — Coutinho, Sanchez, Gylfi and vin Dijk, then discuss the Premier League proposal to close the window before the season begins.

We salute FC Cincinnati's Open Cup run with a brief chat, then it's on to listener questions:

Does Paulinho to Barcelona prove the Chinese Super League is not just a retirement league?

Why are teams from the former East Germany less successful?

Why don't we hear more about PEDs in soccer?

Quick break for scouting reports!

MUSCIAL INTERLUDE: "My Three Favorite Words" by Luke Tourville

What's the acceptable gap between divisions to support more than one team?

What does "advantage" mean? And how do we know when it's happened?

What teams have the best youth systems in the world?

LINKS!

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Watch the Mitchell and Webb "we" sketch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xN1WN0YMWZU

 

 

Bundesliga Preview and Predictions with Talking Fussball's Matt Hermann  

0:00 - Previewing each and every team in the Bundesliga, and handing out some specific predictions for each club. Here are the clubs in the specific order that Daryl says the Bundesliga endorses:

1. FC Köln   1. FSV Mainz 05   Bayer 04 Leverkusen   Borussia Dortmund   Borussia Mönchengladbach   Eintracht Frankfurt   FC Augsburg   FC Bayern München   FC Schalke 04   Hamburger SV   Hannover 96   Hertha Berlin   RB Leipzig   SV Werder Bremen   SC Freiburg   TSG 1899 Hoffenheim   VfB Stuttgart   VfL Wolfsburg     Thank you to Matt (as always) for coming on the show: he's got all the knowledge, including proper pronunciation. If you want to hear more from him, check out his podcast http://talkingfussball.com   And thank you as well to today's sponsor: Ruffneck Scarves! We asked, "If you designed a custom Ruffneck soccer scarf to celebrate the start of the 2017-18 Bundesliga, what would be on it?" You had answers! Go to http://RuffneckScarves.com and use promo code "TOTALSOCCERSHOW" for 20% off.
Shop talk with Jason Davis  

Daryl calls Jason Davis to talk American soccer fandom, American soccer media, American soccer broadcasting and plenty more.

Wondering how and why Jason became a Spurs fan? The answer is in this episode.

REMINDER: The 50 percent off t-shirt deal at http://wohven.com expires this Thursday. Use code "TSS50" at checkout to take advantage before it's too late. 

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