The Total Soccer Show: USMNT, Copa America, Euro 2

The Total Soccer Show: USMNT, Copa America, Euro 2

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American soccer podcast—publishes Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Episodes

USMNT v Honduras Follow-Up Analysis and Panama WCQ Preview  

On today's episode of The Total Soccer Show...

0:00 - We review USA v Honduras one more time, focusing on what we may have gotten wrong in our quick take/hot take episode. Basically, apologies to Michael Bradley.

19:38 - This podcast is supported by Health IQ, a life insurance company that celebrates soccer players and other health conscious people. Visit http://healthiq.com/tss to learn more and get a free quote, or check out their life insurance FAQ page at https://www.healthiq.com/faq to get your questions answered.

22:27 - Previewing the USMNT's World Cup qualifier with Panama. That game kicks off at 10:05 on Tuesday night. Listen now to get ready!

USMNT v Honduras Quick-Take-Hot-Take Review  

Daryl and Taylor hit the record button immediately after the USA's 6-0 World Cup qualifying win over Honduras.

Today's show is sponsored by FUTCHI. Get yourself a deep discount on a FUTCHI rebounder by using special discount code"TSS2017" at https://www.playfutchi.com/products/futchi_rebounder

 

 

USMNT v Honduras World Cup qualifier deep-dive preview  

We offer our scouting report on Honduras — how they play, what they'll do and what US fans need to look out for.

Then we suggest some ways the US might beat Los Catrachos and suggest a starting XI and strategy that can get the job done.

—This podcast is supported by Health IQ, a life insurance company that celebrates soccer players and other health conscious people. Visit healthiq.com/tss to learn more and get a free quote, or check out their life insurance FAQ page at https://www.healthiq.com/faq to get your questions answered.

MLS Week 3 review: Deuce and Morris score, Feilhaber's strike, Nagbe's passing, Atlanta's big win  

We open with (yet more) USMNT roster updates ahead of Friday's big World Cup qualifier: Fabian Johnson out means Graham Zusi in; and Bobby Wood out means Sacha Kljestan and, mysteriously, Matt Besler in.

15:00 — We review Seattle's 3-1 win over New York Red Bulls, discussing NYRB's 4-2-2-2 formation and checking up on the form of Jordan Morris and Clint Dempsey.

29:45 — Jozy Altidore's goal and assist for Toronto vs Vancouver

32:30 — Sporting KC's win against San Jose, with particular focus on Benny Feilhaber's bendy long ranger, David Bingham's mishaps, and Graham Zusi's work down the right.

39:00 — Portland Timbers 4-2 Houston Dynamo, with a close eye on Darlington Nagbe's contribution and passing and move style.

46:05 — Atlanta's 4-0 win over Chicago Fire, with a focus on how ATL trolled Chicago's offside trap.

53:30 — Quick look at West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal. The Jerseys know why.

56:25 — Updating the Total Soccer Show Scouting Network. Want to join? Link is here: http://totalsoccershow.com/subscribe

Today's show is sponsored by FUTCHI. Get yourself a deep discount on a FUTCHI rebounder by using special discount code"TSS2017" at https://www.playfutchi.com/products/futchi_rebounder

 

 

 

BONUS: Steve Bernasconi of The Soccer Tour on the joys of minor league soccer  

Daryl and Taylor talk to Steve Bernasconi about his journey around the US to watch all levels of soccer. 

Topics include the Fort Lauderdale Strikers, Ronaldo, Miami FC, David Beckham's Miami MLS team, the Richmond Kickers, Orlando City, DC United, Detroit City FC, pro/rel, how to take an iPhone panorama photo, why cornhole is harder than it looks, and plenty more.

Follow Steve's journey via these links:

http://thesoccertour.com/

https://twitter.com/thesoccertour

https://www.instagram.com/thesoccertour/

And here's the CRIBS-style tour of Steve's van: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWwKdGoJPzQ

 

USMNT Roster Updates, Richmond Kickers Head Coach Leigh Cowlishaw  

On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show...

:48 - USMNT roster updates and Bruce Arena's latest Facebook Live session

12:44 - The Champions League draw has happened and the match-ups are fascinating.

16:01 - In-studio interview with Leigh Cowlishaw! We discuss the craziness of the club's early seasons, the challenges of building a roster, and the ups and downs of establishing a presence in the American soccer landscape.

43:34 - Updating the TSS Scouting Network

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UEFA and CONCACAF Champions League review  

We review games from both kinds of Champions League — UEFA and CONCACAF.

1:05 — We get into Leicester City vs Sevilla, much like Jamie Vardy got in Samir Nasri's face, only neither of dramatically collapses.

16:18 — Listeners share their tales of playing with the FUTCHI Rebounder, no matter the weather. Buy yours at https://www.playfutchi.com/products/futchi_rebounder and use coupon "TSS2017" for the world's greatest FUTCHI discount.

19:18 — Looking at Man City's baffling defeat to Monaco. What went wrong and why? And how much will be spent on Bakayoko this summer?

35:10 — Deep dive on FC Dallas v Pachuca, featuring some highs and lows for the MLS team, and the many many skills of Erick Aguirre.

 

 

Quick-take, hot-take USMNT World Cup qualifying roster reaction  

Daryl and Taylor offer a quick-take-hot-take reaction to Bruce Arena's USMNT World Cup qualifying roster.

Today's show is sponsored by Ruffneck Scarves. We can't say enough good thing about these guys. Go to http://ruffneckscarves.com and use coupon "TOTALSOCCERSHOW" to get a 20% discount on any scarf.

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Listener Questions: Champions League Stars in MLS,  West Brom v Arsenal Predictions, and Referees XI  

On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show, we answer your listener questions, including...

01:34 - If money and feasibility were no object, what Champions League players should move to which MLS team?

9:22 - Very specific predictions for West Brom v Arsenal (shoutout to Ira and Isaac!)

13:23 - Today's show is brought to you by Health IQ. BMI can have a big impact on your life insurance quote, but should it? We discuss players who are considered "overweight" because of their respective BMIs, but definitely are anything but. 

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16:40 - Are certain positions more conducive to player development/getting first team minutes?

21:12 - What is our Referees XI?

30:59 - Updating the TSS Scouting Network

 

MLS Week 2: How Atlanta buried Minnesota in the snow, plus tracking USMNT hopefuls  

We put a close eye on several MLS games this weekend, especially games involving players with realistic hopes of making Bruce Arena's USMNT World Cup qualifying roster.

Games discussed:

Atlanta United v Minnesota United

LA Galaxy v Portland Timbers

New York Red Bulls v Colorado Rapids

Chicago Fire v Real Salt Lake

Montreal Impact v Seattle Sounders

Sporting KC v FC Dallas

Today's show was sponsored by FUTCHI. Get the biggest possible discount on a FUTCHI rebounder by using discount "TSS2017" at http://www.playfutchi.com

See us in FUTCHI action here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLaDbyG9MO4N7UtgDuv5yNT2Ek3yP5Q9Ys

Subscribe to the TSS Scouting Network here: http://totalsoccershow.com/subscribe

SOCCER TRIVIA NIGHT IN RICHMOND! Details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1950509351850888

 

USMNT World Cup Qualifiers Roster Predictions  

On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show...

We discuss Bruce Arena's Facebook Live Q&A and attempt to figure out what it means for the USMNT roster for the March World up Qualifiers.

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How Barcelona pulled off the greatest Champions League comeback of all time  

We offer a full breakdown of Barcelona's epic Champions League comeback — tactics, goals, heroes, villains, legends and more.

Today's show is sponsored by FUTCHI. Buy yours at http://www.playfutchi.com and use discount code "TSS2017" for a Barcelona-worthy discount.

Pulisic and Dortmund Excite in the Champions League, USWNT Does the Opposite in the SheBelieves Cup  

On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show...

0:00 - We promise a full show recapping Barcelona's insane victory over PSG, which will be out tomorrow.

1:34 - Analyzing Dortmund's 4-0 victory over Benfica, with particular attention paid to the exploits of Christian Pulisic. Spoiler alert: he does good things.

13:13 - Today's episode is sponsored by Ruffneck Scarves. Go to http://RuffneckScarves.com and use discount code "TOTALSOCCERSHOW" for a 20% discount on any scarf you see.

They help us figure out where (if we had to decide RIGHT NOW) Pulisic should play for the USMNT in their upcoming World Cup qualifiers. 

18:44 - What went wrong for the USWNT in their 3-0 loss to France in the SheBelieves Cup? We have many answers.'

41:26 - Updating the TSS Scouting Network.

REMINDER: We are doing a Reddit AMA at 3pm on Thursday. Go here to check it out: http://mls.reddit.com

Pulisic and Johnson impress in the Bundesliga, USWNT loses to England, USMNT U20s campeones  

We open with a close look at the Bundesliga exploits of Christian Pulisic and Fabian Johnson this past weekend —goals and assists galore!

At 15:30 we tell you all about today's sponsor Health IQ, and we each pick the player we think deserves the lowest rate on life insurance. Diego Maradona is not one of our picks but does get a mention.

Take the Health IQ quiz and get a quote at http://HealthIQ.com/TSS

At 20:30 we talk USWNT and that 1-0 defeat to England that featured a surprising amount of positives, including the silky smooth technique of one Rose Lavelle.

At 37:10 we discuss the USMNT U20s, a.k.a. the new champions of CONCACAF, and a team we're excited to see again at the U20 World Cup in May.

At 48:05 we offer updates from the TSS Scouting Network, including an English striker that can't stop scoring and a T-and-T winger who the US may have to face.

If you're considering supporting TSS, please subscribe via http://totalsoccershow.com/subscribe

For Thurday's AMA (3pm Eastern) go to http://mls.reddit.com

 

 

MLS Week 1: Timbers and the Red Bulls Welcome Minnesota and Atlanta to the League  

On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show, we recap as much of the weekend's MLS action as we can. That includes:

Portland v Minnesota

Houston v Seattle

Orlando City v NYCFC

DC United v Sporting KC

San Jose v Montreal

Atlanta v New York Red Bulls

Dallas v LA 

Today's episode is sponsored by Futchi! Visit https://www.playfutchi.com and use the coupon code "TSS2017" at checkout to get $20.17 off your order! 

Looking for the TSS AMA link? It will be at http://reddit.com/r/mls

 

 

10 Reason to Watch MLS in 2017, plus USWNT beats Germany  

We give you 10 (actually 12) reasons to watch Major League Soccer in 2017.

This episode is sponsored by Health IQ, the life insurance company that gives financial rewards to healthy people. Visit http://www.HealthIQ.com/TSS to take the soccer quiz and get your quote. 

MLS 2017 Preview: Western Conference Very Specific Predictions  

On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show, we preview the 2017 MLS Western Conference via the lens of specific prediction.

Today's episode is sponsored by Futchi! Visit https://www.playfutchi.com and use the coupon code "TS2017" at checkout to get $20.17 off your order! 

If you're curious about what Futchi is or how it's played, click here to check out all of our attempts to destroy each other in the gladiatorial contest that is.... Futchi

How the USMNT U20s beat Mexico  

Daryl and Taylor celebrate the USMNT beating Mexico in U20 World Cup qualifying.

We give you the six Ws of good podcasting: who, what, where, when, why and WOO!

Today's episode is sponsored by Ruffneck Scarves. Go to http://RuffneckScarves.com and use discount code "TOTALSOCCERSHOW" for a 20% discount on any scarf you see.

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MLS 2017 Preview: Eastern Conference Very Specific Predictions  

On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show, we preview the 2017 MLS Eastern Conference and do some Very Specific Predicting. We also take a look back at our 2016 Predictions. Hint: Nostradamus, we ain't.

Today's episode is sponsored by Futchi! Visit https://www.playfutchi.com and use the coupon code "TS2017" at checkout to get $20.17 off your order! 

If you're curious about what Futchi is or how it's played, click here to check out all of our attempts to destroy each other in the gladiatorial contest that is.... Futchi

Listener questions: Greatest teams of all time, promotion/relegation, how to choose your team  

Daryl and Taylor answer listener questions:

1:05 — What great teams from history would you most like to see play each other?

18:14 — If Leicester City wins the Champions League while finishing EPL bottom three, will they still be relegated.

20:58 — Today's show is sponsored by SeatGeek. Download the SeatGeek app, go to the settings tab, click "add promo code" and enter "TSS" to get a $20 rebate on your first ticket.

25:04 — Can European B teams be promoted (e.g. Jong Ajax, Bayern Munich II, Barcelona B)?

32:05 — What club team should I follow?

39:10 — Kelly Acosta update!

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