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Long-running American soccer show covering the USMNT, Premier League, Champions League, MLS, and more. If you enjoy analysis and silliness in equal measure, we're the podcast for you.

Long-running American soccer show covering the USMNT, Premier League, Champions League, MLS, and more. If you enjoy analysis and silliness in equal measure, we're the podcast for you.

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United States

Description:

Long-running American soccer show covering the USMNT, Premier League, Champions League, MLS, and more. If you enjoy analysis and silliness in equal measure, we're the podcast for you.

Language:

English


Episodes

Weekend Review: Lampard is fired, Real Madrid are inspired, Milan leave a lot to be desired!

1/25/2021
Ryan Bailey, Taylor Rockwell and Graham Ruthven are discuss the weekend that was in world soccer! 0.00 - Frank Lampard is sacked: Will the Chelsea manager be able to get another top-flight job? How will new appointee Thomas Tuchel fare? 10.46 - Manchester United vs. Liverpool: In a much more lively affair than their most recent encounter, United were victors with a late Bruno Fernandes free kick winner. We look at the tactical decisions that won it for the Red Devis, and Jurgen Klopp’s squad...

Duration:01:11:09

Allocation Disorder: Don Garber's letter, MLS SuperDraft takeaways, details on Jordan Morris' move to Swansea, and much more

1/22/2021
Paul and Sam open this week's episode of Allocation Disorder (presented by Miami Fingalicking) with a quick update on the CBA situation before turning their attention to the MLS SuperDraft, Jordan Morris' upcoming move to Swansea, and some MLS players that could move in the January transfer window. Sponsors! Blue Nile! Thinking of popping the question? Take a look at an incredible, limited-edition collection of diamond engagement rings at BlueNile.com! Four Sigmatic! Save up to 40% and get...

Duration:00:51:01

Would Messi make Miami a championship team, why are Sheffield United so bad this season, favorite serotonin-producing soccer moments, and more listener questions

1/21/2021
Ryan and Taylor answer 10 listener questions, and start off the show with some waffles vs pancakes chat. Obviously. 1) What are the soccer moments you return to for guaranteed serotonin? 2) Does Inter Miami + Messi = Supporters' Shield/MLS Cup victory? What might the obstacles to success be, and what would the move mean for his national team career? 3) Should MLS consider pushing for in game/split screen commercials like you see in Liga MX games? 4) When a team knows its opponent is poor at...

Duration:01:15:41

Carl Anka explains why Manchester United's tactics don't make sense, but why that might not be such a major issue

1/20/2021
Taylor talks to The Athletic's Carl Anka about a lot of different topics (the best West African dish, why the transfer market might be a dud this January, and writing children's books with a certain famous footballer, but it's mostly about Manchester United. Here's the basic idea we try to make sense of: Manchester United are a team surrounded by and composed of question marks, but that fact doesn't seem to be having the negative impact it might elsewhere. Plus, how good is Marcus Rashford...

Duration:01:21:12

Americans Abroad Round-Up: standout plays from Brenden Aaronson, Yunus Musah, Matthew Hoppe, and more. Plus, Jordan Morris to Swansea City?

1/19/2021
Taylor and Joe take a look at some specific moments from a host of Americans who played in Europe this weekend - and one American who didn't play in Europe this weekend. Before that though, they talk about Jordan Morris' reported loan move to Swansea City! Jordan Morris to Swansea City? Brenden Aaronson debuts for Jesse Marsch's RB Salzburg Duane Holmes' status at Derby County (hint: Wayne Rooney's got things to say about Holmes) Matthew Hoppe scores again for Schalke - and shows an area of...

Duration:01:14:30

Weekend Review: Messi sees red, Conte conquers Juve and Liverpool's attacking issues

1/18/2021
Ryan Bailey, Taylor Rockwell and Graham Ruthven are back to discuss an eventful weekend for the beautiful game! 0.00 - Liverpool vs. Manchester Utd: The Premier League’s top-of-the-table clash was a little *Gegendepressing* but there were positives for both defenses. Plus, Graham gets in to the reason behind the downturn in form of Liverpool’s front three. 28.40 - Wolves vs. West Brom: The Black Country Derby didn’t fail to disappoint, with five goals in Big Sam’s first league win with the...

Duration:01:17:49

Allocation Disorder: the latest on MLS's CBA talks, plus thoughts on Chris Armas in Toronto and Club de Foot Montréal

1/15/2021
On this week's episode of Allocation Disorder, Paul and Sam start the show with a comprehensive update on the CBA talks between MLS and the MLSPA before shining a light on new Toronto FC head coach Chris Armas and a recent rebrand in Montreal. Sponsors! Quantic! Learn alongside students & alumni from around the world who match your potential. Learn more at Quantic.edu/theathletic! Wealthfront! Visit wealthfront.com/TSS to get your first $5,000 managed for free, for life! Blue Nile! Thinking...

Duration:01:11:27

Updates on MLS labor negotiations (and the best moves of the offseason so far), plus a big news day for the NWSL w/ Jeff Rueter

1/14/2021
Taylor talks to The Athletic's Jeff Rueter about a whole bunch of different topics pertaining to the American soccer landscape, including the ongoing MLS labor negotiations for the upcoming season, NWSL and the USSF "consciously uncoupling" in a surprise shift, self-relegation in USL and the merits thereof, and much much more! Sponsors! Quantic! Learn alongside students & alumni from around the world who match your potential. Learn more at Quantic.edu/theathletic! Wealthfront! Visit...

Duration:01:05:01

Europe’s perception of American talent, MLS Next vs. the DA, what Dallas and Philly are doing right, and more youth development talk w/ Will Parchman

1/13/2021
Joe Lowery is joined by Will Parchman to talk about youth development in the United States! Will provides some phenomenal insight into current trends in American youth development, the differences between the Development Academy and MLS Next, USL's role in youth development, specific academies that are doing good work, peas (yes, peas), and much more. Sponsors! Quantic! Learn alongside students & alumni from around the world who match your potential. Learn more at Quantic.edu/theathletic!...

Duration:01:05:53

Americans Abroad Round-Up: specific standout moments from Gio Reyna, Tim Weah, Alan Soñora, Yunus Musah, Reggie Cannon, and many more!

1/12/2021
Joe and Taylor take a look at some specific moments (most good, some bad) from 10 of the many, many Americans in action around the world this past weekend. We also get intro broader conversations about their roles in the USMNT, their respective positions on the depth chart, areas for improvement, and much much more! Players discussed: 1) Matthew Hoppe (Schalke) 2) Alan Soñora (Independiente) 3) Gio Reyna (Dortmund) 4) Tyler Adams (RB Leipzig) 5) Weston McKennie (Juventus) 6) Matt Miazga...

Duration:01:19:48

Weekend Review: Another future USMNT star emerges, FA Cup magic on Merseyside & Ajax's comeback!

1/11/2021
Ryan Bailey, Taylor Rockwell and Graham Ruthven convene to discuss an eventful weekend for the beautiful game! 0.00 - Marine vs. Tottenham: The Magic of the FA Cup was lightly sprinkled on Merseyside as eighth-tier Marine hosted Jose Mourinho’s Spurs. It was as uncompetitive as you’d imagine, but the event had plenty of highlights and quirks. 21.13 - RB Leipzig vs. Dortmund: The East Germans passed up on their chance to leapfrog Bayern Munich with a home loss to BVB. Once again, Erling...

Duration:01:09:51

Allocation Disorder: an update on MLS labor negotiations, plus Greg Vanney in at the Galaxy, Diego Alonso out at Miami, and Paul says nice things about Austin

1/8/2021
On the first episode of Allocation Disorder in 2021, Paul and Sam are back to discussing MLS labor negotiations and the developments that have taken place since last they spoke. After that, it's on to some coaching changes with Greg Vanney now officially in charge of the Galaxy and Diego Alonso now officially not in charge in Miami. Plus, Mark McKenzie on the move, Kevin Molino is too, and Paul has words of positivity for Austin FC. Sponsors! NETGEAR! Find out what makes NETGEAR America’s...

Duration:01:00:44

Our favorite "The Streets Won't Forget" players, does Hansi Flick deserve more respect, a McKennie-for-Pogba swap, and more listener questions

1/7/2021
Ryan and Taylor do their best to answer 7 Listener Questions: 1) - There is a popular phrase on foot-soccer-ball Twitter "the streets won't forget" about player who was great for a short period of time, such as "the streets won't forget Adel Taarabt". Who is your favorite "the streets won't forget" player? 2) - Weston McKennie for Paul Pogba straight swap - who says no? 3) If Manchester United win a Cup and make the Champions League, is it a successful season? 4) Where does Paolo Rossi rank...

Duration:00:59:34

Just how good was Brazilian Ronaldo, who will be the oldest player on the USMNT’s 2026 World Cup roster, and tons more listener questions

1/6/2021
On this episode, Joe Lowery, Adam Snavely, and Adam Snavely’s beard run through nine wonderful listener questions! They also formerly bang the gavel on the Total Soccer Show Opinion Machine, so there’s that. 2:30 - Michael Bradley has received a lot of hate with the USMNT. What was the last great game he had before the hate began? 13:28 - How would Gio Reyna’s career have been impacted if he had signed a pro contract with NYCFC? 21:40 - How dependent is Berhalter’s tactical system on CBs...

Duration:01:03:20

USMNT January camp roster reaction and review, plus analyzing the weekend performances of Sargent, Adams, Steffen, Pulisic and Reyna

1/5/2021
Joe and Taylor take a long look at the dual roster release that took place earlier today: one for the USMNT and one for the potential Olympic squad. Who will end up making that January camp friendly roster, which players have the best chance of challenging for time right now, and who could be critical in qualifying for the Olympics? After that, we review the weekend that was for 5 young Americans who did things in Europe: Josh Sargent at Werder Bremen, Tyler Adams at Leipzig, Zack Steffen at...

Duration:01:28:48

Weekend Review! Frank Lampard on the ropes, Atleti title hopes & Old Firm Derby tropes!

1/4/2021
Ryan Bailey and Graham Ruthven join forces to discuss the biggest events of the weekend in soccer! 0.00 - Mauricio Pochettino officially announced as PSG coach: Will the Argentine be suited to life in Paris? What kind of changes will he make to his team? 10.30 - Chelsea vs. Manchester City: In their best outing in nearly two years, City gave Frank Lampard the Blues, while exposing some tactical naiveté. 29.08 - Rangers vs. Celtic: The Old Firm derby saw Steven Gerrard take a step towards his...

Duration:01:01:27

New Year's Resolutions for Mikel Arteta, Liverpool, Josh Sargent and more!

12/31/2020
As we sit on the precipice of 2021, Taylor Rockwell and Ryan Bailey provide some soccer-themed resolutions for players, managers and teams around the world! Happy New Year, y'all! Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... SoFi! Every weekday morning, the SoFi daily podcast keeps you up to date with important business news, stock market happenings, and how they affect your financial life! Blue Nile! Thinking of popping the question? Take a look at an incredible, limited-edition...

Duration:01:08:27

End of Year Awards! Praise for Bielsa, Bayern and Rashford, commiserations to Barcelona!

12/30/2020
This may not be a year that we all look back upon fondly, but we're dedicating today's show to celebrating everything good soccer has given us in 2020! That's right—Taylor Rockwell and Ryan Bailey have lined up the categories and nominees for the most-anticipated awards ceremony since The Dundies! Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... SoFi! Every weekday morning, the SoFi daily podcast keeps you up to date with important business news, stock market happenings, and how they affect...

Duration:01:27:15

Who will be the next Dortmund manager, is Tyler Adams still the QB at Leipzig and which clubs have been the biggest surprises so far: Bundesliga catch-up w/ Manuel Veth

12/29/2020
Manuel Veth returns to the show to discuss all-things Bundesliga. We start off with a lengthy look at Dortmund (where did it go wrong for Favre, where do they go from here, why has Jadon Sancho started poorly, and how good is Gio Reyna). Plus, Tyler Adams' role at Leipzig, why David Alaba might want out at Bayern (and if that means Chris Richards gets more minutes), the state of Werder Bremen, and why we should all be talking A LOT more about the work being done by Pellegrino Matarazzo at...

Duration:01:13:15

Weekend Review: Arsenal win a game! Big Sam rides again! Mourinho does Mourinho things!

12/28/2020
Ryan Bailey and Graham Ruthven are back to get into the biggest matches of the weekend! 0.00 - Arsenal vs. Chelsea: Mikel Arteta broke the Gunners out a their funk with a youthful lineup, putting the pressure on Frank Lampard to turn the Blues’ fortunes around. 23.50 - Leicester vs. Manchester Utd: in an unforeseen turn of events, the points were shared between a team who had not drawn this season and an away side who hadn’t dropped any points on the road! 40.00 - Liverpool vs. West Brom:...

Duration:01:01:05