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We discuss soccer in America. From the US Men's National Team to Major League Soccer, to all the EPL action that American soccer fans watch on TV.

We discuss soccer in America. From the US Men's National Team to Major League Soccer, to all the EPL action that American soccer fans watch on TV.
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We discuss soccer in America. From the US Men's National Team to Major League Soccer, to all the EPL action that American soccer fans watch on TV.




Bayern Munich v Real Madrid review — Marcelo's moment of magic

We talk US Men's National Team news, after US Soccer announced they are working on September friendlies vs. Brazil and Mexico and Dave Sarachan hints that he wants this job full time. We also talk Real Madrid's 2-1 away win over Bayern Munich in the Champions League semifinal first leg. Today's show is sponsored by Yoga Edge, a an Amazon Video with 20-minute workouts designed for athletes. Go to


Salah the Star as Liverpool Get It Right (and then briefly wrong) Against Roma

Daryl and Taylor break down all that was in Liverpool's 5-2 victory over Roma in the first leg of the Champions League semifinal. How did Liverpool so easily tear apart their Italian counterparts, how important was that Anfield crowd, and how did Roma pull back two goals? All that and much, much more! Today's show sponsored by SeatGeek — download the SeatGeek app and enter promo code TSS for $20 off your first purchase.


Who will be the next Arsenal manager? (Plus: Why Arsene Wenger is like the Ottoman Empire)

Top of the show, we talk Arsene Wenger's Arsenal resignation. Why now and who next? At 20:45, toady's show is sponsored by Blue Apron. Go to to get your first three meals free. Starting at 22:30, we give our thumbs up/thumbs down weekend review, including: Man Utd's 2-1 win over Spurs in the FA Cup semifinal, the glue on the shoes of Olivier Giroud, some transcendent transatlantic wing play in Dortmund, a dramatic header in Serie A, and Tim Howard's handball in MLS.


World Cup warmup: Portugal preview with Tiago Estêvão (plus: Wolves!)

The World Cup is still two months away, but it's never too early to start thinking about the teams involved. So Daryl called up Portuguese analyst and writer Tiago Estêvão to talk about the Portuguese national team. Listen in to hear about Portugal's style of play, the national mood, Cristiano Ronaldo's role within the team, and plenty more. At 34:28 we specifically talk about Ruben Neves' chances of making the World Cup squad, which are apparently pretty good. At 48:04 Tiago talks...


Futsal vs indoor, tennis players in goal, and the next confederation to win a World Cup

On today's TSS we answer seven listener questions: 1. What is the difference between futsal and indoor soccer? 2. Which on-UEFA, non-CONMEBOL federation wins a World Cup first? 3. Why does NYCFC's Maxi Morales dribble laterally? 4. Could tennis player Juan Martin del Potro play in goal for Argentina? 5. Could Ryan Sessegnon make England's World Cup squad? 6. Why are Roma considered underdogs vs Liverpool in the Champions League semifinal? 7. How are ends and stands named in UK...


How Toronto Got It Wrong Against Chivas, Plus More Overlooked Stories from World Soccer

Daryl and Taylor break down Toronto's 2-1 home loss to Chivas in the first leg of the Concacaf Champions League: what did TFC do wrong in those opening minutes, how did Chivas deal with Giovinco, and much more. After that, they dive back into stories they've missed, including a civil war in Australia, a possible vacancy at Dortmund, and new infrastructure in the United States. Sign up for Fan Futsal — a better way to play fantasy soccer — at


10 Stories We (Might Have) Overlooked from the World of Soccer

We catch up on some of the major stories that we might have overlooked in the past month or so, including Gattuso's Milan resurgence, the Turkish title race, PSV sealing the deal in the Eredivisie, successes in the Championship, PRO/REL, and much, much more! This is the first of several shows in this style, so feel free to keep sending us your ideas via Twitter, email, or the website! Today's show sponsored by SeatGeek — download the SeatGeek app and enter promo code TSS for $20 off your...


Weekend Review: Manchester City Are Finally Champions, Wolverhampton Are Back in the Premiership, and VAR Disappoints Darlington Nagbe

We gives thumbs up or down to everything we saw this weekend, including Manchester City securing their 5th ever title, Wolverhampton making Daryl breathe a sigh of relief, and the relegation "battle" that's more like a relegation "foregone conclusion." There are also updates from Germany, France, Italy, Portugal, and Major League Soccer. Today's show is brought to you by Simple Contacts! They're a convenient way to renew your contact lens prescription and reorder your brand of contacts...


Champions League semi-final draw reaction (was it fixed?) plus: Premier League says no to VAR

Daryl calls Taylor (who's between coaching sessions) to talk about the Champions League semi-final draw: Liverpool vs. Roma Bayern Munich vs. Real Madrid Was the draw fixed? If so, why? We also discuss the Premier League's polite "thanks but no" to VAR for next season, and answer two listener questions: 1. Could US Soccer call up head coaches a game-by-game basis, like they do with with players? 2. How do announcers know if a player "meant" to do something? Today's show is also...


Why Does the Away Goals Rule Exist, Should Celtic Join the Premier League, and Many More Listener Questions

On today's show, we answer 6 listeners questions: 1) What is the origin of the away goal being weighed more, and why is this still a thing? 2) How much is a manager at fault if a team is creating chances and getting shots on target but not producing wins? 3) What would Brek Shea have to do to get called up again to the USMNT? 4) Why does the player standing over the ball on a set piece raise his/her arm before running up to take the kick? 5) What is the history/etymology of saying a...


Champions League(s) Review: Controversy in Madrid and Manchester, Drama in Rome, and Jubilation in Toronto

On Wednesday's absolutely jam-packed show... 0:00 - Real Madrid v Juventus: should that penalty (you know the one) have been given and just how good was Ronaldo's finish? 11:39 - Manchester City v Liverpool: should that Leroy Sane goal have stood, why was Pep Guardiola sent off, and how did Liverpool get it right yet again? All that and more! 34:12 - Today's show is sponsored by Fan Futsal, a different type of fantasy football. To enter one of the Fan Futsal Major League Soccer TSS...


Weekend review: Manchester derby, Harry Kane's tactile hallucination, Christian Pulisic's honesty

We gives thumbs up or down to everything we saw this weekend, from the Manchester derby to Christian Pulisic's accidental goal to the LA Galaxy's determination to get the ball to Zlatan. Today's show sponsored by SeatGeek — download the SeatGeek app and enter promo code TSS for $20 off your first purchase. Today's show sponsored by Hims — a one-stop shop for sexual wellness for men. Go to and get your first month for $5.


Does Zlatan Fly Coach, What's Going on with the 2026 World Cup Bid, and Many More Listener Questions

On today's show, we answer five listener questions: 1) Does Zlatan fly coach, per MLS rules? 2) Why do some commentators call it the "Mexican Wave" and where did that name come from in the first place? 3) What exactly has USSF President Carlos Cordeiro done since the election to improve US soccer? 4) How to win at Subbuteo? (more specifically, how to annihilate Tom Dunmore) 5) How much of a national team's success is reliant upon where the players play their club ball? Does having a...


CONCACAF Champions League Review, Plus USMNT Could be Heading to the Copa America in 2019

Daryl and Taylor break down the semifinal first legs of the CONCACAF Champions League: how Toronto got it right and the Red Bulls (looking in your direction, Tyler Adams) did the opposite of that. We review all the goals, cards, and controversial refereeing decisions... and say the word "undergarments" more times in one show than we ever thought possible. 30:17 - After that, we discuss Grant Wahl's news that the USMNT has been invited to participate in the 2019 Copa America. Should they...


Liverpool vs Man City review

We have a long and detailed chat about Liverpool vs Man City in the Champions League


Ronaldo's bike, Marcelo's magic, and more from Juventus vs Real Madrid

We analyze Juventus vs Real Madrid in the Champions League quarterfinal first leg. Sign up for Fan Futsal — a better way to play fantasy soccer — at


Weekend Review: Zlatan's El Trafico Impact, Spurs Reverse History, Jesse Lingard is the New Thomas Muller

Daryl and Taylor spend a solid 20+ minutes reviewing El Trafico in more detail than just saying, "Zlatan is incredible" over and over again. How did LAFC jump out to that early lead, what did Sigi Schmid do to get the game back under control, and (of course) how incredible was Zlatan's MLS opener? After that, we take a look at the Premier League (with specific attention on Tottenham's victory at Stamford Bridge and Liverpool's dramatic win over Crystal Palace). We also attempt to figure...


Zack Goldman talks El Trafico, Zlatan, and connecting with fans in an authentic way

Daryl talks to Zack Goldman, co-founder Common Goal and Where Is Football. Zack is an expert in how teams and brands can connect to fans in an authentic way. He's also an LA Galaxy fan, so we talk El Trafico, Zlatan in MLS, the England national team, and how US Soccer could do a better job communicating with supporters. Where Is Football --> Common Goal --> Zack on Twitter (good follow!) -->...


USA v Paraguay In-Depth Review and International Window Round-Up with Yahoo's Henry Bushnell

With Daryl out of the office, Taylor called up Yahoo Sports' Henry Bushnell to discuss the USA's 1-0 victory over Paraguay. We take a look at which individuals (including Dave Sarachan) helped/hurt their stock, as well as the inherent attacking problems in that 4-1-4-1 formation. Henry's 5 quick takeaways from the USA-Paraguay match can be found here: After that, Taylor picked Henry's brain about an absurd number...


USA v Paraguay review (plus: England v Italy)

Daryl and Taylor offer a long review of a young USMNT's 1-0 win over Paraguay. Are we seeing the long-requested "American style of play" finally emerge? And is that what we actually want from the national team? At 49:52, we also talk a little England v Italy. The Three Lions didn't win, but we think we hear the beginnings of some sort of roar. Or, at the very least, a purr. Today's show is sponsored by Fan Futsal — a different type of fantasy football. To enter the Fan Futsal Premier...


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