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

USA v Jamaica: Gold Cup Final Preview  

0:00 - MLS rejects that lucrative offer (and also promotion/relegation). Daryl and Taylor break down the proposed deal, the inherent flaws, and what might happen going forward.

9:15 - Semi-reviewing Jamaica's win over Mexico, and analyzing their strengths and weaknesses heading into the Gold Cup Final.

26:57 - Today's show is sponsored by Ruffneck Scarves. Tweet us photos of you/yours in Ruffneck gears and will share them all around the Interwebs! Use coupon "TOTALSOCCERSHOW" at http://RuffneckScarves.com for 20% off.

28:59 - What should the USA to ensure a victory over Jamaica and how might Bruce Arena's men line up?

42:28 - Updating the TSS Scouting Network.

How the USMNT got it right in the Gold Cup semi-final  

We rewatched USA v Costa Rica so we could offer a longer review of what happened.

USA v Costa Rica quick-take, hot-take review  

Our quick review of the USA vs Costa Rica Gold Cup semi-final. Full review out later tonight ...

Bite Club! USMNT v El Salvador review and Costa Rica preview  

We start the show by discussing Taylor's eye-patch, but quickly move on to review Wednesday's USA v El Salvador Gold Cup quarterfinal, and our theory of why entry Romero bit Jozy Altidore.

36:00 — Today's show is sponsored by Ruffneck Scarves, so we ask "if you were designing a Gold Cup 2017 scarf, then what would be on it? Use coupon "TOTALSOCCERSHOW" at http://RuffneckScarves.com for 20% off.

43:34 — We preview the USMNT vs Costa Rica semifinal, with quick look at what to watch for from Costa Rica and how we think the US should respond.

Starting at 1:00:00 make, we bring you the latest from our scouts, keeping track of some of the best young players in the world.  

Talking All Things USMNT with Rob Stone and Alexi Lalas  

With Daryl on the road back to Richmond, Taylor called up FOX's Rob Stone and Alexi Lalas (mid carpool time) to get their thoughts on the USA's performance at the Gold Cup thus far. We also chatted about how much of their carpool convo goes makes it into the broadcast, their thoughts on Bruce Arena, and what Rob would do to make the USA more prepared for biting/nipple-twisting attacks. It's a lively one, so prepare yourselves accordingly! 

Oh! And as discussed on the program, here's a link to the opening few minutes of BASEketball. The sucker punch to Alexi's "mangoes" happens at exactly 2 minutes.

USMNT Roster Changes and El Salvador Gold Cup Preview  

0:00 - We have a new show! It's a joint ventures with the gents over at TopDrawerSoccer and it's called... The TopDrawerSoccer Show. Help us make it a success by searching for "TopDrawerSoccer" in your podcast player and hitting subscribe. The first episode publishes Wednesday, July 19th.

4:42 - Breaking down the 6 roster changes made by Bruce Arena to his USMNT squad. Why send home Rowe and Dwyer? Why make so many changes at all? How is Gyasi Zardes still in the mix?

23:35 - Today's show is sponsored by Wohven, delivering t-shirts with clean and simple graphic designs for just $15 per month. Go to http://wohven.com and use discount code "TSS2017" for 25% off your first tee.

28:15 - Previewing the USA-El Salvador clash in the Gold Cup quarterfinals: how will they likely set up, what can the USMNT do to get the result, and who should Arena start in this knockout round fixture.

49:53 - Updating the Total Soccer Show Scouting Network! Lots of young folk are on the move, and we're doing our best to keep you informed. If you'd like to join the TSSSN, you can do so by clicking this link: https://www.totalsoccershow.com/join/

If you've already joined and want to file a report on your scoutee, you can instead follow THIS link: https://www.totalsoccershow.com/report/

Coming soon: The TopDrawerSoccer Show (so subscribe today!)  

This is the preview episode for our new venture, The TopDrawerSoccer Show.

Help us make it a success by searching for "TopDrawerSoccer" in your podcast player and hitting subscribe.

First episode publishes Wednesday, July 19th.

USMNT v Nicaragua: Quick-take, hot-take, rough and tumble  

We talked at length, so this is going to be our ONLY take on USA vs Nicaragua.

Links to things mentioned:

Bobby Warshaw on central midfielders, for Howler magazine: http://www.whatahowler.com/missing-pieces-u-s-s-gold-cup-formula/

iTunes link to The TopDrawerSoccer Show: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-topdrawersoccer-show/id1258828492?mt=2

Not an iTunes listener? Please search for the show in the podcast player of your choice. (Except Soundcloud)

 

 

Improving the Pasta Sauce: What the USMNT Should Have Done Against Martinique  

0:00 - After a somewhat frustrated quick take/hot take show last night, cooler heads have prevailed. We review the USA's 3-2 win over Martinique, and attempt to determine what went wrong (and occasionally right) for the USA, how they could have done better, and what the Nicaragua game might look like for Bruce Arena's men.

37:10 - Today's show is sponsored by Ruffneck Scarves! Go http://RuffneckScarves.com and use coupon "TOTALSOCCERSHOW" for 20% off. 

38:38 - Updating the TSS Scouting Network! If you have a report to file, might we suggest making use of our fancy new website. Just go to https://www.totalsoccershow.com/report/ to fill out the form and easily submit your scouting report!

USMNT vs. Martinique quick-take, hot-take review  

Daryl and Taylor give their immediate reactions to the USA vs Martinique Gold Cup game.

Expect the full review tomorrow.

Also: new show alert! We're collaborating with Will Parchman et al on The TopDrawerSoccer Show. Find it in iTunes now! 

Game of Thrones XI  

When you play The Game of Thrones, you win or you die... or you talk about it in a soccer context for roughly 60 minutes. Daryl and Taylor takes turns designing their best starting XIs composed entirely of characters from the HBO series. We promise it's more than just an hour of us saying "HODOR!" over and over again.

Today's show is brought to you by...

Wohven, delivering t-shirts with clean and simple graphic designs for just $15 per month. Go to http://wohven.com and use discount code "TSS2017" for 25% off your first tee!

And also by... 

X1 Fuel — the pre and post workout formula that's full of superfoods and other good stuff. It's student athlete tested and parent approved. Use the discount code TOTALSOCCER for $10 off any product at http://X1Fuel.com

Getting to know Martinique, with Caribbean Football Weekly's Nathan Carr  

The USMNT plays Martinique on Wednesday, and we don't know anything about them.

Enter Caribbean football expert Nathan Carr. (Nathan disputes the label expert,  these are my show notes and I can write what I want and I think he's an expert, so there.)

We discuss how Martinique will line up against the US, which players to keep an eye on, and — more than once — we discuss this outrageous goal that Steeven Langil scored against Nicaragua -->https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNeQKndhxg8

We also discuss the other three Caribbean nations in the Gold Cup — Jamaica, Curacao and French Guiana, and the strange obstacles that the smaller nations face in the Gold Cup, not being allowed to field their best player.

Find more from Nathan here:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/caribbeanftbl

The Home of Caribbean Football: https://thehomeofcaribbeanfootball.com/

 

 

Buttmegged! Why the USMNT underperformed against Panama in the Gold Cup  

I know what you're thinking: "An hour on USMNT v Panama? I'm not so sure."

But we think this episode is worth your time.

We've taken a good long look at what happened in this game, analyzing what went wrong, what Panama did to neutralize the US, and what could have been done differently.

TODAY'S SPONSOR is X1 Fuel — the pre and post workout formula that's full of superfoods and other good stuff. It's student athlete tested and parent approved. Use the discount code TOTALSOCCERSHOW for $10 off any product at http://X1Fuel.com

USA v Panama Quick-Take, Hot-Take Review  

Our initial reaction to USA v Panama in the Gold Cup. Full review to follow ...

USA v Panama: Gold Cup Preview  

0:00 - The USMNT dropped 12 spots in the latest FIFA rankings: should we be worried? No. No we shouldn't.

4:29 - Discussing the USA's opponent in their first game of the Gold Cup: Panama.

16:57 - Today's show is sponsored by Wohven, delivering t-shirts with clean and simple graphic designs for just $15 per month. Go to http://wohven.com and use discount code "TSS2017" for 25% off your first tee.

21:01 - What will the USA do against Panama? What new faces might we see? Any chance Michael Bradley might be feeling some pressure? All that and more!

41:48 - Updating the TSS Scouting Network.

51:40 - WE HAVE A NEW JOINT-VENTURE! Listen to Daryl tell you ALLLL about it!

Herculez Gomez talks broadcasting, USMNT, Gold Cup, Liga MX and Mexico  

Daryl had a fun and informative conversation with former USMNT striker Herculez Gomez.

Topics include: the learning curve and the move into broadcasting with ESPN and the Max and Herc show, what it's like to be on a Gold Cup roster, why he's excited to see Joe Corona back with the USMNT, the situation facing Juan Carlos Osorio and the Mexico national team, how to get more unilingual people watching Liga MX, and plenty more besides.

Looking for our USA v Panama preview? Check back later tonight. 

USA v Ghana Review and Confederations Cup Final Analysis  

0:00 - We review the USA's pretty comfortable 2-1 victory over Ghana. Just how good was that McCarty-Acosta midfield? Is Dom Dwyer the greatest British import since The Beatles? What does Brad Guzan need to do to make us all love him?

41:58 - Today's show is sponsored by Ruffneck Scarves! Go http://RuffneckScarves.com and use coupon "TOTALSOCCERSHOW" for 20% off. We recommend the TSS "Hello and Welcome ... " scarf, because it's the best... at least, it is until the new Dom Dwyer Model comes out.

45:31 - Recapping Germany's 1-0 victory over Chile in the Confederations Cup Final, including those slightly odd VAR moments.

1:07:15 - Today's show is sponsored by Blue Apron! Go to http://blueapron.com/TSS to get your first three meals free + free shipping.

1:10:19 - Updating the TSS Scouting Network!

USA v Ghana Gold Cup warmup preview, plus: Confederation Cup final preview  

We do our very best to preview the pre-GoldCup USMNT friendly. How might the US line up?

Today's show is sponsored by Wohven, delivering t-shirts with clean and simple graphic designs for just $15 per month. Go to http://wohven.com and use discount code "TSS2017" for 25% off your first tee.

We also preview the Confederations Cup final game between Chile and Germany, in which Daryl has already determined that Joshua Kimmich will be man of the match.

We close with TSS Scouting Network reports on Carleton, Arrellano, Yueill, The Jeff, Christensen, Embolo and Haji Wright.

Looking for us on Instagram? We're right here: http://instagram.com/totalsoccershow

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All other Goalmouth hosts have broken out a tune, and we need your help to get Brooks to join us.

 

What Went Wrong for Mexico Against Germany in the Confederations Cup  

Daryl and Taylor break down Germany's 4-1 win over Mexico in their Confederations Cup semifinal clash. What could Juan Carlos Osorio have done differently? How did Germany get things so right? Should we just hand Joachim Loew's men the World Cup trophy now? 

Bravo, Claudio! How Chile's keeper saved three Portuguese penalty kicks in the Confederations Cup semifinal  

We review Chile's penalty shootout win over Portugal, which featured three consecutive Claudio Bravo penalty saves. We offer a theory on how he did it.

Starting at 20:15 we preview the other Confederations Cup semi-final, Germany v Mexico.

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