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

U20s beat Senegal, Bundesliga season review with Matt Hermann  

We take a look at the U20s 1-0 win over Senegal, focusing on THAT GOAL from Josh Sargent. Which goal? This goal ---> https://twitter.com/RobUsry/status/867705825829277696

Then, just past the 24-minute mark, Daryl talks to Matt Hermann of the Talking Fussball podcast about the end of the Bundesliga season and the upcoming DFB Pokal final. 

 

Europa League Final Review: Jose Mourinho Gets His Tactics Right  

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

We recap Manchester United's 2-0 victory over Ajax in the Europa League Final. Was it boring or a tactical masterpiece? Who was United's MVP? Why weren't Ajax able to get their fluid attack to be... well... a fluid attack? All that and more!

Today's show is sponsored by FUTCHI. Get your FUTCHI_Rebounder at https://www.playfutchi.com/products/futchi_rebounder and use code "TSS2017" to get a $20.17 discount.

Europa League Final preview, US Open Cup upsets with Christos FC's Pete Caringi III  

Daryl and Taylor pick out 10 things to watch for in Wednesday's Europa League Final, all of which point toward a highly entertaining game.

Starting at 29:45, Daryl talks to Pete Caringi III, center-forward for Christos FC, who recently beat USL team the Richmond Kickers in the US Open Cup. How did this amateur team from Baltimore pull it off?

Christos FC GoFundMe page: https://www.gofundme.com/christos-fc-us-open-cup-chicago

 

 

Liverpool Get Fourth, Premier League Grades (Pass/Fail), and US U20s Review  

On the newest Total Soccer Show...

0:00 - The new FA policy regarding banning diving.

5:25 - Assigning pass/fail grades to the Premier League's top six teams, plus some in-depth discussion of Liverpool.

18:47 - Today's show sponsored by Ruffneck Scarves! Go http://RuffneckScarves.com and use coupon "TOTALSOCCERSHOW" for 20% off. If you were to design a custom Jurgen Klopp scarf, what would it look like?

23:17 - Reviewing the USA's 3-3 draw with Ecuador in the U20 World Cup.

46:57 - Updating the TSS Scouting Network.

Parks and Rec Soccer XI (Ron Swanson-approved)  

That's right, we pick a starting XI soccer team of characters from the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation.

Where will Ron Swanson play? Can anyone stop Leslie Knope? And can we find any use for Jean-Ralphio? Listen to find out.

Today's show is brought to you by X1 Fuel, the pre and post workout formula for athletes who expect more from their workouts and on-field performances without sacrificing long-term health. Go to http://x1fuel.com and use the promo code "TOTALSOCCER" to get $10 off any order.

Africa Best XI Draft: Who Gets Aubameyang?  

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

0:00 - Daryl and Taylor compete to draft the best possible XI of players from the Confederation of African Football. Let us know whose side you think would get the win.

Here's a link to the two different teams: https://twitter.com/TotalSoccerShow/status/864961757319770113

Today's show is brought to you by X1 Fuel, the pre and post workout formula for athletes who expect more from their workouts and on-field performances without sacrificing long-term health. Go to http://x1fuel.com and use the promo code "TOTALSOCCER" to get $10 off any order.

10 reasons Chelsea won the Premier League  

We list 10 reasons why Chelsea won the Premier League, including an account of how Antonio Conte achieved the impossible and solved the David Luiz problem.

Today's show is sponsored by FUTCHI. Get your FUTCHI_Rebounder at https://www.playfutchi.com/products/futchi_rebounder and use code "TSS2017" to get a $20.17 discount.

LA v NY Review, MLS Attendance Discussion, and A Soccer Spelling Bee  

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

0:00 - LA Galaxy 3 - NYRB 1 Review and Analysis

14:14 - What to make of waning MLS attendances

18:32 -  Today's show is brought to you by X1 Fuel, the pre and post workout formula for athletes who expect more from their workouts and on-field performances without sacrificing long-term health. Go to http://x1fuel.com and use the promo code "TOTALSOCCER" to get $10 off any order.

21:32 - MLS-centric Spelling Bee

26:25 - Updating the TSS Scouting Network

Champions League-themed Wikipedia Game with Pavlos and Pedro  

We welcome our friends Pav and Pedro into studio to play the Wikipedia Game.

Today's categories: Players who won the Champions League with Real Madrid and players who played for Juventus in a Champions League final.

Today's show is sponsored by FUTCHI. Get your FUTCHI_Rebounder at https://www.playfutchi.com/products/futchi_rebounder and use code "TSS2017" to get a $20.17 discount.

Listener Questions: Common Phrases, Has MLS Improved, and Favorite Commentary of All Time  

On the newest Total Soccer Show...

0:00 - FIFA will fast track the Canada/USA/Mexico joint bid for the 2026 World Cup.

3:39 - What are some common soccer phrases used on the pitch during games?

17:49 - Has MLS improved (on a talent level) since it first started in 1996?

31:34 - Today's show is brought to you by X1 Fuel, the pre and post workout formula for athletes who expect more from their workouts and on-field performances without sacrificing long-term health. Go to http://x1fuel.com and use the promo code "TOTALSOCCER" to get $10 off any order.

33:48 - How to join a soccer team/play competitive soccer as an adult.

38:15 - Our favorite commentary moments of all time:

Geoff Hurst: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wyLvagyApY   Jermaine Jones: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cj9vnjTY51U   Dennis Bergkamp: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsZkCFoqSBs   Manchester United v Bayern Munich: https://www.liveleak.com/view?i=0e6_1350173604   44:17 - Updating the TSS Scouting Network

 

Soccer Terminology 303: brace, professional foul, gaffer and more  

We explain weird football terms!

1:10 — Brace

2:50 — What is the term for four goals?

4:13 — "Flattered to deceive"

9:50 — Professional foul

14:50 — Keeper "stood on his head"

16:40 — Today's show sponsored by Ruffneck Scarves! Go http://RuffneckScarves.com and use coupon "TOTALSOCCERSHOW" for 20% off.

If you were to design a custom Arsene Wenger scarf, what would it look like?

Try this scarf! --> https://www.ruffneckscarves.com/products/total-soccer-show-scarf 

20:15 — Gaffer

22:07 — Pace

24:30 — Six-pointer

26:50 — "Fluffed his lines"

 

Got some soccer terminology you need explained? Add it to the list, here: https://goo.gl/forms/ND3mDZVEdqt6GL8t1

 

 

CONCACAF Best XI Draft: Who Gets Keylor Navas?  

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

0:00 - Daryl and Taylor compete to draft the best possible XI of CONCACAF players (that would be federations from North America, Central America, and the Caribbean). Coin flip decides who goes first and gets you-know-who.

26:32 - New Sponsor Alert! Today's show is brought to you by X1 Fuel, the pre and post workout formula for athletes who expect more from their workouts and on-field performances without sacrificing long-term health. Go to http://x1fuel.com and use the promo code "TOTALSOCCER" to get $10 off any order.

30:32 - Updating the TSS Scouting Network, featuring plenty of reports on US U17s and US U20s (ahead of their respective World Cups).

Spoiler alerts:

Daryl's CONCACAF XI: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C_a1-trU0AAyKd_.jpg

Taylor's CONCACAF XI: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C_a1-trVYAAvNHz.jpg

 

Talking U17s, U20s, and the future of US youth soccer development with Will Parchman  

Daryl talks to Will Parchman of Top Drawer Soccer and MLSSoccer about the U17s narrow loss to Mexico and the upcoming World Cup.

Topics include:

What next for Andrew Carleton, Josh Sargent and co.?

What does a successful U17 World Cup look like?

How are American coaches encouraging youth players to express themselves?

What is Jurgen Klinsmann's long-term impact on US youth soccer?

Gedion Zelalem, Josh Perez, Cameron Carter-Vickers, Weston McKennie —who will be part of the US U20 World Cup squad?

––Find more from Will at these links:

TDS: http://www.topdrawersoccer.com/the91stminute/author/wparchman/

MLS: https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2017/05/08/parchman-time-wake-mls-greatness-our-midst-dallas

@WillParchman: https://twitter.com/WillParchman

––Support TSS at these links:

Take a voluntary subscription: http://totalsoccershow.com/subscribe

Buy a TSS scarf or tee: http://totalsoccershow.com/shop

Soccer Trivia Night Live!  

This episode is a recording from TSS Soccer Trivia Night 2, live at Penny Lane Pub in Richmond, Virginia.

The event was sponsored by Guinness and hosted by the two of us.

In this episode you'll hear two rounds of 11 questions each, followed by the answers. We invite you to play along.

Wondering what it looked like? The very talented Chuck Savage took some great photos at the event so please click the link to get an idea --> https://chucksavage.smugmug.com/Events/SoccerTrivia/n-q8LM5k/i-ggk4vCR/A

(If you're wondering who's who: Taylor is in the baseball cap, Daryl is in the Millennium Falcon t-shirt, Peyton is in the "Esto Es Anfield" t-shirt.)

 

 

 

US U17s v Honduras, What Will the US Soccer Federation do with $100m, and Your Listener Questions  

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

1:31 - New recap the US U17's 3-0 victory over Honduras in the 2017 CONCACAF U17 Championships and discuss what comes next.

14:54 - The USSF announced this week that it has a surplus of around $100 million. We discuss the most like plans for that money, should Sunil Gulati call for our not-at-all-expert opinions.

24:26 - Answering your listener questions: how to watch soccer from a tactics standpoint, where would the US play a hypothetical intercontinental World Cup qualifier, and what's better: 3rd place in the Premier League or winning the Europa League?

46:11 - Updating the TSS Scouting Network. If you'd like to join the scouting network (or just help support the show), you can do so at http://totalsoccershow.com/subscribe/

Reminder! We have stuff for sale! Head on over to http://totalsoccershow.com/shop/ to check out our merchandise. 

 

Monaco v Juventus Champions League review, MLS player salaries  

We explain how and why Juventus were able to evade Monaco's defensive system and speculate on where Gonzalo Higuain's incredible reserves of self-confidence come from. Also we discuss sock length.

At 20:00 exactly, we read our favorite listener suggestions for scarf designs to celebrate the unbeatability of Gigi Buffon. That's because today's episode is sponsored by http://RuffneckScarves.com — get 20% off any order (large or small) by using coupon "TOTALSOCCERSHOW" at checkout.

At 24:45 we play the "Guess the MLS player salary" game. Full list of salaries can be found here: https://www.mlsplayers.org/salary_info.html

At 32:02, we bring you updates from the TSS Scouting Network. If you want to join, here's the link, in the show notes, as promised: http://totalsoccershow.com/subscribe/

 

 

 

 

Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid: Champions League Review  

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

0:00 - Daryl gets quizzed on which players are older than Taylor (not many) and which ones are younger (many).

3:29 - We recap Real Madrid's 3-0 victory over Atletico Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal clash. What went so right for Real and so very wrong for Atleti? How good is that Cristiano fellow? Should Daryl write a handwritten apology letter to Isco? All that and more!

20:22 - Today's show is sponsored by Blue Apron! Go to http://blueapron.com/TSS to get your first three meals free + free shipping.

23:00 - Updating the TSS Scouting Network!

Spurs start a new era, Champions league preview, Seattle's impossible comeback  

Spurs win over Arsenal blew St. Totteringham's Day to smithereens, and it all hinged on some quick thinking from Kieran Trippier.

19:31 — Vey specific preview and predictions for the Champions League semifinals: Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid is Tuesday, Monaco vs Juventus is Wednesday.

34:22 — MLS review! We look at Seattle's comeback vs New England, and how on earth DC United got a 3-1 win over Atlanta United.

Today's show is sponsored by FUTCHI. Get your FUTCHI_Rebounder at  https://www.playfutchi.com/products/futchi_rebounder and use code "TSS2017" to get a $20.17 discount.

58:20 — Reports from around the globe with the TSS Scouting Network.

Discussing the Process of Becoming a Pro Player with Prep4Pro's John Roach.  

On today's show, Taylor called up Prep4Pro's John Roach. We discussed the obstacles for American players seeking to turn pro, and what his organization is doing to help make that process easier. We also talked about the role promotion and relegation plays in helping players develop and mature, and what goes into creating an amature club.

For more info on Prep4Pro, visit their website: http://prep4pro.com

US U17s historic win over Mexico World Cup Qualifying review  

The US beat Mexico 4-2 in CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying last night, scoring some beauties in the process. We take a long look at the game and the goals, and ask what this milestone victory says about US Soccer's development.

Today's show is sponsored by FUTCHI. Get your FUTCHI_Rebounder at  https://www.playfutchi.com/products/futchi_rebounder and use code "TSS2017" to get a $20.17 discount.

Links to all the US v Mexico highlights we talk about are toward the bottom of the US Soccer recap: http://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2017/04/26/23/38/20170426-recap-u17mnt-usa-garners-4-3-win-vs-mexico-first-in-u17-qualifying-history

Here's the Will Parchman story we referenced: http://www.topdrawersoccer.com/the91stminute/2017/04/the-u-s-s-u-sweep-of-mexico-augurs-bigger-things-ahead-for-american-soccer/ 

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