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Offside With Taylor Twellman

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Offside takes you into the world of American soccer—with Taylor Twellman as your tour guide. After nine years in MLS and 13 years as an analyst, Twellman built a reputation for knowing it all—except how to stay onside. Get breaking news and all-access interviews from across America’s ever-changing soccer terrain as Taylor engages players, friends, insiders, and fans with his no-nonsense brand of humor and possibly offside attitude. Whether you’re a seasoned supporter or MLS-curious, you’ll enjoy the ride through American soccer’s unpredictable landscape. Offside With Taylor Twellman is a Major League Soccer podcast, produced by Apple TV and Rain Delay Media. Listen and follow on Apple Podcasts. http://apple.co/Offside-MLSSeasonPass

Location:

United States

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Offside takes you into the world of American soccer—with Taylor Twellman as your tour guide. After nine years in MLS and 13 years as an analyst, Twellman built a reputation for knowing it all—except how to stay onside. Get breaking news and all-access interviews from across America’s ever-changing soccer terrain as Taylor engages players, friends, insiders, and fans with his no-nonsense brand of humor and possibly offside attitude. Whether you’re a seasoned supporter or MLS-curious, you’ll enjoy the ride through American soccer’s unpredictable landscape. Offside With Taylor Twellman is a Major League Soccer podcast, produced by Apple TV and Rain Delay Media. Listen and follow on Apple Podcasts. http://apple.co/Offside-MLSSeasonPass

Language:

English


Episodes

Diego Valeri on Analysis in Spanish, Plus Eric Ramsay’s Minnesota Move

4/10/2024
Diego “El Maestro” Valeri, less than two years out of professional soccer, is two months into his new job as lead analyst for the Spanish broadcast on MLS Season Pass. On this week’s episode, Diego joins Taylor to talk about the transition to commentary, interviewing Lionel Messi, and his legendary career with the Portland Timbers. Plus, MLS newcomer Eric Ramsay discusses being a first-time head coach for Minnesota United, experiencing a “Wonderwall” victory for the first time, and early signs of progress at the club. Offside With Taylor Twellman is a Major League Soccer podcast, produced by Apple TV and Rain Delay Media. Follow and listen on Apple Podcasts. Want to talk to Taylor? Call (646) 571-8496 or email offsidepodwithtaylor@gmail.com with questions. http://apple.co/Offside-MLSSeasonPass See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:48:27

How to Transform a Team With Toronto’s John Herdman

4/3/2024
John Herdman took over as head coach at Toronto FC late last season, when the club finished in last place. But this year they seem to be turning it around. On this week’s episode, Taylor and John discuss his philosophy for leading a team through transition, something he’s done for the New Zealand women’s national team and both the Canadian men’s and women’s teams. They also talk about how John struggled with his mental health in the wake of personal tragedy, and why his ultimate goal is to lead the first team in MLS to complete the quadruple—four competition championships in one year. Plus, Taylor previews what’s sure to be an electric El Tráfico. Offside With Taylor Twellman is a Major League Soccer podcast, produced by Apple TV and Rain Delay Media. Follow and listen on Apple Podcasts. If you or someone you know needs support, go to apple.com/heretohelp for resources. Want to talk to Taylor? Call (646) 571-8496 or email offsidepodwithtaylor@gmail.com with questions. http://apple.co/Offside-MLSSeasonPass See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:34:25

Sacha Kljestan Un-Retires, Plus Takeaways From the International Break

3/27/2024
Just how hard is it for an MLS All-Star to dust off the cleats after two years of retirement and play in a competitive game? On this week’s episode, Taylor speaks with MLS Season Pass colleague Sacha Kljestan about his decision to take the field for semi-pro club Des Moines Menace in the U.S. Open Cup. Sacha explains how the opportunity came about, and just how wrecked his body was after playing 120 minutes. Plus, after an international break that saw almost 100 MLS players represent 33 countries, Taylor explores the unexpected results these breaks can bring—and how MLS provides critical support to U.S. Soccer’s youth system. Offside With Taylor Twellman is a Major League Soccer podcast, produced by Apple TV and Rain Delay Media. Follow and listen on Apple Podcasts. Want to talk to Taylor? Call (646) 571-8496 or email offsidepodwithtaylor@gmail.com with questions. http://apple.co/Offside-MLSSeasonPass See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:33:30

San Diego FC Want to Be the Ajax of North America

3/20/2024
San Diego FC are set to join MLS in 2025 as the 30th club. They’re following a familiar expansion playbook: Find an underserved market, bring investors on board, and get a stadium. But as CEO Tom Penn—who also helped start LAFC—points out, there are a couple things that make this club different. For one, they’re the first major men’s pro team in the U.S. to have a Native tribe, the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation, as part of their ownership group. Additionally, the club is banking on its youth academy program, which aims to recruit the best players from San Diego and Tijuana. On this week’s episode, Taylor sits down with Tom to talk about the new club and why he wanted to do this whole thing again. Offside With Taylor Twellman is a Major League Soccer podcast, produced by Apple TV and Rain Delay Media. Follow and listen on Apple Podcasts. Want to talk to Taylor? Call (646) 571-8496 or email offsidepodwithtaylor@gmail.com with questions. http://apple.co/Offside-MLSSeasonPass See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:36:12

Miami Are the Villains MLS Needs, With Paul Tenorio & Pablo Maurer

3/13/2024
Inter Miami CF have shown us they are unbeatable at their best. The flip side? Every club is giving them their very best shot. This week, The Athletic’s Paul Tenorio and Pablo Maurer join Taylor to talk through how Miami became the most wanted victory in MLS, as well as their upcoming trip to D.C. United—a club that itself was once the league’s “most wanted” and is showing signs of hope after a down year in ’23. Then Pablo and Paul offer their reporting expertise on stories brewing in the background of the season. Offside With Taylor Twellman is a Major League Soccer podcast, produced by Apple TV and Rain Delay Media. Follow and listen on Apple Podcasts. Want to talk to Taylor? Call (646) 571-8496 or email offsidepodwithtaylor@gmail.com with questions. http://apple.co/Offside-MLSSeasonPass See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:33:14

How to Score in MLS With Bradley Wright-Phillips

3/6/2024
It seems like every week, the big question for most teams in MLS is: Who’s going to score? So on this week’s episode, scoring legend and New York Red Bulls great Bradley Wright-Phillips joins Taylor—a bit of a scoring legend himself—to talk about scoring goals in MLS. They discuss BWP’s career, which can be seen as a blueprint for overseas players looking to find success in the league, and how his approach netted him 126 MLS goals. Plus, they expand on his thoughts on the state of scoring in the league today. Offside With Taylor Twellman is a Major League Soccer podcast, produced by Apple TV and Rain Delay Media. Follow and listen on Apple Podcasts. Want to talk to Taylor? Call (646) 571-8496 or email offsidepodwithtaylor@gmail.com with questions. http://apple.co/Offside-MLSSeasonPass See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:55:50

A Tale of Two Teams

2/28/2024
LAFC and the Colorado Rapids are as different as clubs can be. While LAFC won 2023’s Western final, the Rapids finished last in the conference. But both teams were busy in the offseason maneuvering for a more successful ’24. On this week’s episode, Taylor sits down with club leaders responsible for those prospects. First, Taylor speaks with LAFC co-president and GM John Thorrington—the man behind big signings such as French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris. Then he talks with Colorado’s new coach Chris Armas, who’s back in MLS after a stint in the Premier League and says his side is not to be overlooked. Offside With Taylor Twellman is a Major League Soccer podcast, produced by Apple TV and Rain Delay Media. Follow and listen on Apple Podcasts. Want to talk to Taylor? Call (646) 571-8496 or email offsidepodwithtaylor@gmail.com with questions. http://apple.co/Offside-MLSSeasonPass See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:49:07

2024 Season Preview With Sacha Kljestan & Diego Valeri

2/21/2024
Offside With Taylor Twellman is back, and we’re kicking things off with a big 2024 season preview. Sacha Kljestan and Diego Valeri join Taylor to go through every MLS team—yes, every team—and reveal who they’re buying and who they’re selling. Plus, who has the best kits for 2024? Offside With Taylor Twellman is a Major League Soccer podcast, produced by Apple TV and Rain Delay Media. Follow and listen on Apple Podcasts. Want to talk to Taylor? Call (646) 571-8496 or email offsidepodwithtaylor@gmail.com with questions. http://apple.co/Offside-MLSSeasonPass See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:47:43

The Columbus Crew Are MLS Cup Champions and Storylines for 2024

12/12/2023
On the final episode of the season, Taylor reacts to the MLS Cup by discussing what this result means for both LAFC and the 2023 champions, Columbus Crew. He then wraps the year with 12 storylines to watch out for in the 2024 season. Offside With Taylor Twellman is a Major League Soccer podcast, produced by Apple TV and Rain Delay Media. Follow and listen on Apple Podcasts. Want to talk to Taylor? Call (646) 571-8496 or email offsidepodwithtaylor@gmail.com with questions. http://apple.co/Offside-MLSSeasonPass See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:23:08

MLS Cup Preview With Pablo Maurer & Sacha Kljestan, Plus Commissioner Don Garber’s 2023 Takeaways

12/8/2023
It’s our MLS Cup preview. Taylor chats with Sacha and The Athletic’s Pablo Maurer about their takeaways from the conference finals before breaking down Saturday’s MLS Cup in Columbus between the Crew and defending champs LAFC. Taylor then sits down with MLS Commissioner Don Garber to look back on the historic 2023 season. Offside With Taylor Twellman is a Major League Soccer podcast, produced by Apple TV and Rain Delay Media. Follow and listen on Apple Podcasts. Want to talk to Taylor? Call (646) 571-8496 or email offsidepodwithtaylor@gmail.com with questions. http://apple.co/Offside-MLSSeasonPass See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:51:18

Fans From “Hell Is Real” & Houston Coach Ben Olsen on the Conference Finals

11/30/2023
In this conference finals preview, Taylor checks in with supporters from both FC Cincinnati and the Columbus Crew to understand what will be the biggest edition to date in the “Hell Is Real” intrastate derby. After that, he chats with Houston Dynamo manager Ben Olsen about their surprise playoff run and what he thinks they can do to stop LAFC from reaching their second-straight MLS Cup Final. Offside With Taylor Twellman is a Major League Soccer podcast, produced by Apple TV and Rain Delay Media. Follow and listen on Apple Podcasts. http://apple.co/Offside-MLSSeasonPass See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:52:39

The Managers Preview the Conference Semifinals, Plus Chad Johnson on His Soccer Obsession

11/21/2023
Taylor hops around the country to preview the conference semifinals with LAFC’s Steve Cherundolo, Seattle’s Brian Schmetzer, Sporting KC’s Peter Vermes, Philadelphia’s Jim Curtin, and MLS' Coach of the Year, FC Cincinnati’s Pat Noonan. Taylor then chats with NFL great Chad Johnson about his love for the beautiful game, why he warmed up on Sundays with a soccer ball, and how he snuck in a Champions League final during a romantic European vacation. Offside With Taylor Twellman is a Major League Soccer podcast, produced by Apple TV and Rain Delay Media. Follow and listen on Apple Podcasts. http://apple.co/Offside-MLSSeasonPass See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:01:00:50

Round One Recaps, Referee Reactions, and League News with Felipe Cárdenas

11/9/2023
As Round One of the MLS Cup Playoffs comes to a close, Taylor talks with The Athletic’s Felipe Cárdenas about what he saw at Match 2 of Atlanta-Columbus, the remaining matchups, and the clubs that are looking forward to the conference semifinals. They also reflect on how referees are finding themselves unfairly at the center of attention and discuss headlines from around the league. Offside With Taylor Twellman is a Major League Soccer podcast, produced by Apple TV and Rain Delay Media. Follow and listen on Apple Podcasts. Want to talk to Taylor? Call (646) 571-8496 or email offsidepodwithtaylor@gmail.com with questions. http://apple.co/Offside-MLSSeasonPass See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:54:19

First Round Reactions With Phil Neville

11/2/2023
This week, Taylor welcomes former Inter Miami CF head coach Phil Neville to discuss what they saw in the Match 1s of the playoffs’ Round One: Sporting Kansas City’s stunning upset of St. Louis, LAFC’s rejuvenated look, FC Cincinnati’s continued dominance, and a whole lot more. Plus, Taylor learns about how Phil’s grandmother named his father in the hospital out of stubbornness. Offside With Taylor Twellman is a Major League Soccer podcast, produced by Apple TV and Rain Delay Media. Follow and listen on Apple Podcasts. http://apple.co/Offside-MLSSeasonPass See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:45:12

St. Louis City Beginnings

10/26/2023
In their first season, St. Louis CITY SC have already made history. With the most wins ever by an expansion club, St. Louis head into the playoffs as the #1 seed in the Western Conference, and they host their first postseason match this Sunday. On this week’s episode, Taylor talks with CEO Carolyn Kindle, head coach Bradley Carnell, sporting director Lutz Pfannenstiel, and president and GM Diego Gigliani about the birth of St. Louis CITY, their journeys to the club, their expectations heading into the playoffs, and what it means to the city to finally have an MLS club. Offside With Taylor Twellman is a Major League Soccer podcast, produced by Apple TV and Rain Delay Media. Follow and listen on Apple Podcasts. Want to talk to Taylor? Call (646) 571-8496 or email offsidepodwithtaylor@gmail.com with questions. http://apple.co/Offside-MLSSeasonPass News coverage of a judge putting soccer stadium funding on the 2017 St. Louis ballot was sourced from KMOX News Radio 1120. All other news coverage was sourced from KSDK NBC. The recording of supporters chanting was sourced from the Fleur de Noise supporters group. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:47:26

Road to the MLS Cup with Maurice Edu & Sacha Kljestan

10/24/2023
In a special extra episode, Taylor sits down with Maurice Edu and Sacha Kljestan to preview and predict the MLS playoffs. Offside With Taylor Twellman is a Major League Soccer podcast, produced by Apple TV and Rain Delay Media. Follow and listen on Apple Podcasts. http://apple.co/Offside-MLSSeasonPass See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:51:19

MLS Awards and a Listener Mailbag, plus the Growth of MLS Next Pro with Ali Curtis

10/19/2023
Heading into the final weekend of regular-season play, Taylor shares his predictions for MLS season awards, answers listener questions, and chats with SVP of MLS NEXT Pro Ali Curtis on player development and their new “pick your opponent” playoff format. Offside With Taylor Twellman is a Major League Soccer podcast, produced by Apple TV and Rain Delay Media. Follow and listen on Apple Podcasts. http://apple.co/Offside-MLSSeasonPass See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:44:27

FC Cincinnati’s Improbable Turnaround with Coach Pat Noonan and Brandon Vazquez

10/12/2023
In just two seasons, FC Cincinnati went from three straight rock-bottom finishes to their first-ever Supporters’ Shield. On this week’s episode, Taylor talks with head coach Pat Noonan and breakout forward Brandon Vazquez about their journeys to Cincinnati, their expectations heading into the playoffs, and what a trophy means to a city that’s fallen in love with its MLS club. Offside With Taylor Twellman is a Major League Soccer podcast, produced by Apple TV and Rain Delay Media. Follow and listen on Apple Podcasts. http://apple.co/Offside-MLSSeasonPass See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:44:08

Tanzania to Texas: The Bernard Kamungo Story

10/5/2023
Taylor digs into an MLS story that needs to be heard to be believed: Bernard Kamungo’s long path to FC Dallas. Taylor speaks with Bernard and his brother, Imani, about their relocation to Texas in 2017, how a $90 tryout changed their lives, and how they supported each other as Bernard realized his lifelong dream. The Kamungos’ journey began at the Nyarugusu refugee camp in Tanzania, where Bernard passed his days kicking makeshift balls in pickup games against men 10 years older. Imani saw his brother’s immense talent and encouraged Bernard to take a career in soccer seriously—support that followed the brothers 8000 miles to Texas. Taylor is joined by Eric Quill, the former North Texas SC coach and current New Mexico United coach, and Nico Estévez, the FC Dallas coach, to speak about their impressions of the Kamungos and the parts they played in Bernard’s journey to becoming one of the league’s most exciting prospects. Offside With Taylor Twellman is a Major League Soccer podcast, produced by Apple TV and Rain Delay Media. Follow and listen on Apple Podcasts. Want to talk to Taylor? Call (646) 571-8496 or email offsidepodwithtaylor@gmail.com with questions. http://apple.co/Offside-MLSSeasonPass The audio news coverage of people fleeing Burundi to the Nyarugusu refugee camp was sourced from CGTN Africa. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:43:41

Dan Le Batard and Mike Ryan + US Open Cup Final and Campeones Cup Reactions

9/28/2023
After a wild Wednesday night in American soccer, Taylor reacts to the Miami-Houston U.S. Open Cup Final and the Campeones Cup showdown between MLS champs LAFC and Liga MX champs Tigres. Then Taylor chats with the one and only Dan Le Batard and his producer Mike Ryan about Messi’s impact on Miami’s sports culture, the growth of soccer in America, and the smartest athlete they’ve ever seen compete in person. Offside With Taylor Twellman is a Major League Soccer podcast, produced by Apple TV and Rain Delay Media. Follow and listen on Apple Podcasts. http://apple.co/Offside-MLSSeasonPass See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Duration:00:38:50