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

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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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Leicester City Sacks Ranieri and Champions League Recap  

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

0:00 - Leicester City fire Claudio Ranieri: our instant reaction.

10:00 - Updating some of the terms from our Soccer Terminology 202 show.

13:17 - Manchester City v Monaco: Why were there so many goals?

For those curious, here's the link to the tactical analysis site we mentioned: http://spielverlagerung.com/2017/02/23/city-exploit-man-orientated-defending-to-edge-exciting-game-with-monaco/

30:58 - Sevilla v Leicester City: Sevilla exploits a fragmented Leicester.

40:10 - FC Porto v Juventus: Allegri is the man.

44:08 - Bayer Leverkusen v Atletico Madrid: a rough night for Bayer's defense.

47:50 - Today's show is sponsored by SeatGeek. Download the (excellent) SeatGeek app and enter promo code TSS in the settings tab for a $20 rebate.

49:52 - Updating the TSS Scouting Network! 

Soccer Terminology 202: Trequartista, Libero, Catenaccio, Trivela, Panenka, and Rabona  

In the next edition of our new series, we offer up explanations of common but confusing soccer terminology. The phrases we explain on today's show (with timestamps) ...

1:39 - Trequartista: did you know that that's how it's spelled? Taylor didn't!

7:25 - Libero: how can a sweeper be free?

12:16 - Catenaccio: more than just resolute defending.

18:44 - Today's sponsor is brought to you by Audible! Visit http://audible.com/trynow for a free audiobook.

20:13 - Trivela: What is it exactly and how did it (maybe) get its name?

24:26 - Panenka: The Origins and Techniques.

32:11 - Rabona: Who did it first and therefore gets naming rights?

 

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USMNT U20s bounce back in World Cup qualifying  

We offer a quick review of the USMNT U20s win over Haiti, featuring a hat-trick from Brooks Lennon (who is with Real Salt Lake, on loan from Liverpool FC), a fine display of forward play from Portland's Jeremy Ebobisse and some great wing-play from NYCFC's Jonathan Lewis.

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What Went Wrong for the US U20s, Plus Chivas v Club America Recap  

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

0:00 - We quickly discuss the weekend's FA Cup action

3:58 - Analyzing the USA's 1-0 loss to Panama in the U20 World Cup qualifiers. What did Tab Ramos get wrong and how does the team rebound? 

28:06 - Today's show is sponsored by SeatGeek. Download the (excellent) SeatGeek app and enter promo code TSS in the settings tab for a $20 rebate.

30:09 - Recapping the somewhat crazy clash between Chivas and Club America in Liga MX.

37:24 - Updating the TSS Scouting Network.

Goalmouth sampler — Daryl and Taylor episodes  

Give The Goalmouth a listen! It's our other show, it's only five minutes long, and it gives you all the soccer news every weekday morning.

If you like what you hear then please subscribe using the links on this page: http://totalsoccershow.com/the-goalmouth/

 

USMNT U20 World Cup qualifying preview w/ Will Parchman  

WARNING: Soccer nerds only beyond this point!

Daryl talks to Will Parchman of http://TopDrawerSoccer.com about the US U20 team that's about to play in the World Cup qualifying tournament in Costa Rica.

Get some insight about the team and the players ahead of the first game, which is Saturday, Feb. 18, vs Panama (3:30 EST on Univision Deportes)

Today's show is sponsored by http://RuffneckScarves.com — use discount code "TOTALSOCCERSHOW" for a full 20% off ANY scarf you find there (including the official TSS "Hello and Welcome" scarf ...)

Looking for Will on Twitter? His handle is @WillParchman

Listener questions: one-man teams, native language XIs, knock-off jerseys  

We open by talking about Mark Clattenburg's big-money move to Saudi Arabia, then we get into some weird but GREAT listener questions.

3:12 — Which player would be best to play in every position in starting XI?

10:45 — Why are Wigan called The Latics? So ... what's a Latic?

13:16 — Get a FREE Blue Apron meal with FREE shipping by going to http://blueapron.com/TSS

16:30 — Which native language has the best XI? For example, a Spanish-language XI or a Portuguese-language XI, or another language altogether.

24:40 — Update on Atlanta United jersey numbers.

27:35 — Is buying knock-off jerseys OK?

36:05 — Today's show is sponsored by SeatGeek. Download the (excellent) SeatGeek app and enter promo code TSS in the settings tab for a $20 rebate.

39:08 — Updating the TSS Scouting Network, with an update on "the most impressive soccer talent to come out of Quebec in 30 years, a young American in Germany, a young American on trial at Man Utd, Daryl's Croatian crush, the future of Welsh football (and Liverpool FC), and the teenager who's played more games than any other U21 player in all of Europe. 

Champions League Review: Bayern v Arsenal and PSG v Barcelona  

On the newest Total Soccer Show...

0:00 - We review Bayern Munich's 5-1 demolition of Arsenal with in-studio guest/friend of the show: Pavlos! What did Wenger get wrong? Why did Coquelin think letting Robben cut inside was a good idea? How does Thomas Muller always know exactly where to be? All that and more!

31:20 - Today's show is sponsored by SeatGeek. Download the SeatGeek app and enter promo code "TSS" in the settings for a $20 rebate.

33:34 - Recapping PSG's 4-0 defeat of Barcelona: just what did the Parisians do to get things so right?

45:24 - Updating the TSS Scouting Network.

Soccer Terminology 101: derby, numbers, false 9, double pivot, inverted wingers  

In a new series, we offer up explanations of common but confusing soccer terminology. The phrases we explain on today's show (with timestamps) ...

2:27 Derby (why is it called that and what does it mean?) 

7:03 The Numbers (e.g., what is a #6 and a #8 and so on)

16:40 False 9

19:22 Today's show is sponsored by Audible! Visit http://audible.com/trynow for a free audiobook

20:57 Double Pivot

24:25 Inverted Winger

27:50 Empty Bucket

30:10 The Mixer

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Liverpool v Spurs Review and Americans Abroad Round-Up  

On today's Total Soccer Show...

0:00 - Liverpool's 2-0 win over Spurs.

9:18 - Terrence Boyd scores against Christian Pulisic.

15:47 - Bobby Wood puts in work for Hamburg.

21:52 - DeAndre Yedlin drinks tea, beats Wolves.

27:12 - Today's show is sponsored by SeatGeek. Download the SeatGeek app and enter promo code "TSS" in the settings for a $20 rebate.

30:18 - Updating the TSS Scouting Network.

 

USWNT roster for 2017 SheBelieves Cup, with Stephanie Yang  

Daryl talks to Stephanie Yang of http://www.starsandstripesfc.com (you should totally be reading that website, by the way) about the new USWNT roster, the absence of Megan Rapinoe, what Hope Solo may or may not have said, the exciting new players that Jill Ellis has included and whether or not the USWNT will play a back three.

Also discussed: the NWSL-A+E TV deal, the latest on CBA negotiations, and that big (big $) Carli Lloyd transfer rumor.

Follow Stephanie on Twitter: @thrace

Today's show is sponsored by SeatGeek. Download the SeatGeek app and enter promo code "TSS" in the settings for a $20 rebate. Daryl recommends using that money to see either the SheBelieves Cup in March or Morrissey in April.

 

USMNT MLS XI v. Foreign-based XI, who wins? (and other listener questions)  

Is there a soccer phrase or a piece of soccer terminology that you'd like us to explain? Let us know via this form: https://t.co/JqkEPyhUiz

On today's show:

2:26 — If an MLS-based USMNT XI played against a foreign-based USMNT XI, who would win?

16:41 — What is the best XI for the USMNT to play in World Cup qualifiers right now?

28:45 — Authentic jerseys vs replica jerseys, which one should a soccer fan buy?

38:00 — Reports from the TSS Scouting Network, with updates on Julian Green, Ousmane Dembele, Josh Perez and more ...

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USMNT January Camp Review with Alexi Lalas  

On today's episode of The Total Soccer Show, Taylor called up Alexi Lalas (who was in a good mood despite being stuck in LA traffic) to discuss the USA's January camp. Were we too harsh on Jordan Morris? How does an Arena Camp compare to a Klinsmann Camp? When does Michael Bradley become frustrating? All that and more courtesy of Mr. Lalas.

Today's show is sponsored by RUFFNECK SCARVES. Visit http://RuffneckScarves.com and use coupon code "TOTALSOCCERSHOW" to get 20% off ANY scarf in the shop!

Subscribe to our other podcast, The Goalmouth, via the links at the top of this page: https://whatahowler.com/the-goalmouth-podcast-ac8add79d0c8#.jjikho5pr and enter The Goalmouth podcast contest to win a free WhoAreYaDesigns t-shirt! Subscribe here --> https://whatahowler.com/the-goalmouth-podcast-ac8add79d0c8#.fs8ie6bvu (links at top of page)

2017 Africa Cup of Nations: Reviewing the Final with Taimour Lay  

On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show, Taylor calls up The Africa Report's Taimour Lay to discuss Cameroon's dramatic victory in the AFCON Final. Other topics in the conversation include the future of African World Cup qualifying, the future of the Cameroon team, and Gianni Infantino's preferred sofa accommodations.

Today's show is sponsored by SeatGeek. Download the SeatGeek app, open the settings tab, and enter promo code TSS to get a $20 rebate on your first ticket purchase.

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Jordan Morris' goal, Eden Hazard's hips, Romelu Lukaku's perfect game for Everton  

We picked today's show topics by popular demand. A lot of people wanted us to take a second look at Jordan Morris' goal for the USMNT v Jamaica, so we do exactly that, starting at 1:30 in.

At 12:45, we talk Chelsea's win over Arsenal with a focus on that very special Eden Hazard dribble and goal. Francis Coquelin should skip this segment.

At 24:34 — Today's show is sponsored by SeatGeek. Download the SeatGeek app, open the settings tab, and enter promo code TSS to get a $20 rebate on your first ticket purchase.

At 27:10, we celebrate the perfection that was Romelu Lukaku's four goals and one assist performance for Everton this weekend.

At 35:35 we update the TSS Scouting Network, wth news on all the up and comers, including Emerson Hyndman, Kelly Acosta, and Gabriel Jesus.

USMNT v Jamaica Review: Are We Ready for World Cup Qualifying?  

We review the USA's 1-0 victory over Jamaica, and ponder whose stock is up, whose is down, and whose remained "meh." We also discuss the shift in tactics between the Serbia game and Friday's match, Benny Feilhaber's evolving approach, and Jorge Villafana's rise up the depth chart.

Today's show is sponsored by RUFFNECK SCARVES. Visit http://RuffneckScarves.com and use coupon code "TOTALSOCCERSHOW" to get 20% off ANY scarf you see.... and that includes the official "Hello and welcome ... " Total Soccer Show scarf!

USA v Jamaica preview, new MLS team names, NWSL's new partner  

We start by discussing the NWSL's new deal with A+E Networks, move on to preview the USMNT v Jamaica game, get silly when discussing new names for MLS teams, and close with the TSS Scouting Network.

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The Best Transfers of the January Window (Post-Deadline Day Reactions)  

On today's episode...

1:27 - David Luiz is both sneaky and good when it comes to free kicks.

3:47 - Discussing our favorite moves of the January window.

27:25 - Today's show is also sponsored by Blue Apron. Got to http://BlueApron.com/TSS to get your first THREE MEALS FREE with FREE SHIPPING.

30:18 - Continuing with our discussion of the best moves of the January Transfer Window.

47:14 - Updating the TSS Scouting Network, featuring Americans, Spaniards, and Jesus.

Today's show is also sponsored by Mack Weldon: fabric like nothing you've worn before! So go to MackWeldon.com and use the promo code "TSS" to get 20% off any order!

Another look at USA v Serbia, with Matt Doyle  

Daryl talks to Matt Doyle about the USMNT's 0-0 draw with Serbia, weighing the pros and cons of Bruce Arena's first game back in charge and looking ahead to the USMNT v Jamaica game on Friday.

Today's show is sponsored buy SeatGeek. Download the SeatGeek app, open the settings tab, and enter promo code TSS to get $20 off your first ticket purchase.  

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