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The show for American soccer fans. We talk USMNT, World Cup, EPL, MLS and more. We're the show for intelligent American soccer fans who love tactics as much as trivia.

The show for American soccer fans. We talk USMNT, World Cup, EPL, MLS and more. We're the show for intelligent American soccer fans who love tactics as much as trivia.
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The show for American soccer fans. We talk USMNT, World Cup, EPL, MLS and more. We're the show for intelligent American soccer fans who love tactics as much as trivia.

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English


Episodes

Seattle v Portland Review, plus USWNT updates and listener questions

11/9/2018
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On today's show, we review Portland's dramatic, shootout victory in the MLS Western Conference semifinals. We also discuss the USWNT's 1-0 win over Portugal, Louisville's 1-0 win over Phoenix in the USL Cup, and answer 2 listener questions! SPONSORS! Today's show is sponsored by... Ruffneck Scarves! Use code "TOTALSOCCERSHOW" at http://Ruffneckscarves.com for a 20% discount. Loop Jewelry! Loop is engagement ring shopping for the modern couple. They offer one-on-one guidance from real...

Duration:00:51:07

USMNT player pool, plus: Juventus vs Man Utd review

11/8/2018
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We open with Gianni Infantino's strong stance against the European Super League. 4:50 — Juventus vs Man Utd review 21:09 — Today's show is sponsored by Grip6 — tighten up, Taylor! Go to http://grip6.com/tss for big discounts on Grip6 belts, including the three packs! 24:00 — What do people mean when they refer to the USMNT "player pool?" 28:29 — Do formations have natural advantages against other formations? 35:00 — Today's show is sponsored by RX Bar! Go to http://rxbar.com/soccer...

Duration:00:55:36

USMNT roster reaction — who are the notable inclusions and exclusions?

11/6/2018
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We take a good long look at the USMNT roster for the games against England (Nov 15) and Italy (Nov 20). Today's show is sponsored by Simple Contacts! Go to http://simplecontacts.com/TSS20 and use code TSS20 for $20 off your contact lenses. We have a sub-reddit! It's run by TSS listeners and you can find it here: https://www.reddit.com/r/totalsoccershow/ We encourage you to join in!

Duration:00:53:37

FootballLeaks explained: the European Super League, Financial Fair Play, and Gianni Infantino stories

11/5/2018
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We explain and analyze the three big stories from Der Spiegel's Football Leaks data. Starting at 00:00 — What is Football Leaks? 10:10 — The European Super League plot 27:21 — Today's show is sponsored by SeatGeek. Download the app and use code "TSS" for $20 off your first SeatGeek purchase. 29:50 — Financial Fair Play, Man City and PSG 41:50 — Today's show sponsored by Blue Apron. Go to http://blueapron.com/TSS to get your first three meals for free. 44:05 — Gianni Infantino and...

Duration:01:03:38

MLS Knockout Round Review: Berhalter gets his tactics right, Argentine playmakers shine, and a whole lot more!

11/2/2018
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We review all four of the knockout round games from the 2018 MLS playoffs, starting with... 0:00 - NYCFC v Philadelphia Union: Maxi Morales shines as Yangel Herrera locks it down 16:31 - Today's show is sponsored by... Loop Jewelry! Loop is engagement ring shopping for the modern couple. They offer one-on-one guidance from real humans and can help you find top-tier rings at 30% lower than typical retailers. Go to www.loopjewelry.com/pages/tss and use the promo code "TSS" to get $100 off...

Duration:01:20:33

Borussia Dortmund deep dive with Adam Whittaker Snavely

10/31/2018
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We talk to The Athletic's Adam Whittaker Snavely about Adam's accidental career as soccer writer and Borussia Dortmund's season so far. We talk about the changes Lucien Favre has made, Christian Pulisic's role, and what the future looks like for the team. If you're only here for the Pulisic chat, that starts at 31:50 Today's show is sponsored by Ruffneck Scarves. Use code "TOTALSOCCERSHOW" at http://Ruffneckscarves.com for a 20% discount.

Duration:01:15:23

Who's to blame at Real Madrid? U20 World Cup qualifying preview, Copa America 2020 news

10/30/2018
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We're reunited in studio! 1:30 — Review of el Clasico 10:15 — Julien Lopetegui has been fired by Real Madrid— who is to blame? 29:50 — Today's show is sponsored by The Athletic. Go to http://theathletic.com/tssoctober for a 40% discount. 37:15 — U20 World Cup qualifying preview Watch the U20s via http://concacafgo.com Listen to our other show (even though we're not on it this week) for a full U20 roster breakdown --> https://www.topdrawersoccer.com/podcast/ 53:40 — BIG NEWS about...

Duration:01:03:44

A big-picture look at young USMNT players in 2018, with Adam Belz of Scuffed

10/29/2018
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Daryl is joined by Scuffed's Adam Belz to take a big step back and look at the MLS 2018 regular season to ask which USMNT-eligible players made progress. Daryl and Adam also look at one year of the USMNT playing the kids, to see what we've learned since November 2017. Today's show is sponsored by SeatGeek. Download the app and enter promo code TSS and then you'll get $20 off your first ticket purchase. Subscribe to the Scuffed podcast! Here's the iTunes link:...

Duration:01:12:35

The TSS "Ask Us Anything" Spectacular

10/25/2018
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Daryl and Taylor spend 90+ minutes answering 20+ questions about the podcast, themselves, their non-soccer lives, and much, much more. It's definitely a bit self-indulgent (according to Taylor, who is writing this description), but if you've ever wanted to know about the history of the show, how it gets produced, or how we've kept it going, then this is the show for you! No sponsors today! Enjoy the show!

Duration:01:24:38

Which TV character would make the best USMNT manager, ranking the top leagues of the Americas, and more listener questions

10/24/2018
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Daryl and Taylor answer more listener questions, including: 1) If Osvaldo Alonso had been cleared to play for the USA, how would he have affected the USMNT's fortunes over the course of his career? 2) What are the best tactics, tips, and strategy for indoor soccer? 3) In terms of prominence and reputation, how would we rank the big leagues of the Americas? 4) Inspired by Halloween’s Michael Myers, who would you say is the most relentless soccer player? 5) What are some of our favorite...

Duration:00:45:40

Why so few Americans at top-end Premier League teams? What happened to Gedion Zelalem? (and other listener questions)

10/23/2018
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It's a listener question special!We talk Americans in the Premier League, Gedion Zelalem's long absence, playing soccer wearing sneakers, the CONCACAF Champions League format, and whether or not future college soccer players will represent the USMNT. Today's show is sponsored by SeatGeek! Download the app and enter promo code "TSS" for $20 off your first ticket. Today's show is sponsored by The Athletic. Get 40% off a subscription at http://theathletic.com/tssoctober

Duration:00:47:39

Weekend Review: Chelsea v Man Utd, Barcelona v Sevilla, Inter v Milan

10/22/2018
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00:00 — Chelsea vs Man Utd 18:40 — For a $5 trial month of HIMS, go to http://forhims.com/totalsoccer 20:15 — Barcelona vs Sevilla 45:40 — Sign up for the Robinhood investing app at http://soccer.robinhood.com 49:10 — Inter vs Milan

Duration:01:09:33

USA's best #6, MLS and Liga MX combo league, plus: what can USMNT learn from USWNT?

10/18/2018
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It's a listener question special! Today's show is sponsored by The Athletic. Go to http://theathletic.com/tssoctober for 40% off an annual subscription Today's show is sponsored by Away Days! Go to http://awaydaysfootball.com and use TSS for 15% off anything, including a Mystery Kit. Link to ask us soccer questions for next week's shows: http://totalsoccershow.com/questions Link to ask us behind-the-scenes TSS questions: http://totalsoccershow.com/ask Link to the story about Enrique...

Duration:01:04:35

USA v Canada and Spain v England Reviews

10/18/2018
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We review the USA's (comprehensive) 2-0 victory over Canada in the final of the 2018 CONCACAF Championship. How good was that goal from Rose Lavelle? What do we do if Julie Ertz gets injured? (short answer: panic). Why did Canada struggle so much when dealing with the USA's pressing? All that and more! We then move on to break down England's surprise 3-2 win over Spain in the UEFA Nations League, and ponder a world in which a confident England are actually capable of scoring goals and...

Duration:00:41:09

USMNT v Peru in-depth review

10/17/2018
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We watched USA v Peru twice before recording this review of the game, in which we offer insights into what did and did not work, which players impressed or didn't, and, most importantly, why. No spoilers in the show notes, but all hail Kellyn Acosta. Today's show is sponsored by The Athletic, where it's Superstition Week. See all the soccer superstition-themed content at https://theathletic.com/tag/superstition/ and get 40% off an annual subscription by going to...

Duration:01:04:18

USA v Peru: Quick-Take, Hot-Take Review

10/16/2018
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No Spoilers: Daryl and Taylor discuss their instant reactions to the USA's friendly match against Peru. Lots to discuss and lots to rewatch. We'll be back with our in-depth review later tonight/early tomorrow AM!

Duration:00:12:16

USMNT v Peru preview, USWNT v Jamaica review

10/15/2018
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We open with a quick look back at the USWNT's World Cup qualification-worthy victory over Jamaica, then we look at the USMNT's next opponent, Peru, before discussing possible USMNT lineups and how hard it is to analyze and assess the team in the Dave Sarachan era. Today's show is sponsored by SeatGeek. Download the SeatGeek app and enter promo code "TSS" for $20 off your first ticket purchase.

Duration:00:56:21

Save the Crew update! Also: Croatia v England and USWNT v Trinidad and Tobago

10/12/2018
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We start with a review of Croatia v England, move on at 11:00 to talk USWNT World Cup qualifying and the win over T&T, then at 17:55 onward we offer an update on the #SaveTheCrew news that broke while we were recording. Today's show was sponsored by Ruffneck Scarves. Go to http://ruffneckscarves.com and use code "TOTALSOCCERSHOW" for a 20% discount. Want to support TSS? Go to http://totalsoccershow.com/join

Duration:00:38:53

USA v Colombia review

10/12/2018
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Our longer review of the USMNT v Colombia game. Less emotional and more analytical than our quick-take, and with a grasp at a few straws of positivity. But still not thrilled with the defensive setup. Today's show is sponsored by The Athletic! Go to http://theathletic.com/tssoctober for 40% off a one-year subscription. Want to support the show? Go to http://totalsocceshow.com/join or leave us an iTunes review. Thanks!

Duration:00:37:33

USA v Colombia quick-take, hot-take review

10/11/2018
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Immediate reaction to the USMNT vs Colombia game. Longer review show to follow.

Duration:00:12:00