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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

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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Euro 2022 preview! Spain, England & Sweden among the contenders!

7/4/2022
Ryan Bailey, Taylor Rockwell, Joe Lowery and Graham Ruthven are here to preview UEFA Women's Euro 2022, which kicks off at Old Trafford on Wednesday July 6th! The gang review every team, discuss the key players and contenders, and much more! Sponsors! Today's show is sponsored by FotMob! We love them and so should you! FotMob is THE place to go to stay updated on live scores, player and team stats, in-depth match statistics and analysis, Fantasy points scoring, news articles, transfer...

Duration:01:13:11

Allocation Disorder: Bale, Chiellini to LAFC, Insigne to Toronto FC & Herrera to Houston

7/1/2022
Paul Tenorio is joined by The Athletic’s Pablo Maurer to discuss the BIG summer signings in Major League Soccer, including Gareth Bale to LAFC. Plus, Paul asks Pablo about his writing journey and the types of stories he finds himself attracted to. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:04:25

USWNT roster review and tactical preview ahead of the 2022 Concacaf W Championship

6/30/2022
On today's episode, we (but specifically Joe) take a long look at the US women's national team ahead of the start of the 2022 Concacaf W Championship, which could see the United States qualify for both the 2023 World Cup and the 2024 Olympics. How have head coach Vlatko Andonovski's tactics evolved from the 2020 Olympics, which major names will miss this tournament, and which youngsters are poised to break out this summer? We also break down the 23-player roster, position by position, and...

Duration:00:52:44

MLS’s brightest young talents, winners and losers from the 48-team World Cup format, and many more listener questions

6/29/2022
It’s listener questions time! Taylor, Ryan, Graham, and Joe are here to tackle your lovey questions. You can find the full list that we discussed down below: 1) Why is the MLS All-Star game on a Wednesday and not on a weekend? 2) Who are the winners and losers of a 48-team World Cup? 3) What teams should we look back on with higher regard, because although they got knocked out by the eventual winners they were good enough to have made a tournament final? 4) Who are the next big homegrown...

Duration:00:58:19

USL Sporting Director Mark Cartwright discusses pro/rel, switching to a European schedule & more!

6/28/2022
In June 2021, USL appointed its first-ever Sporting Director in Mark Cartwright, a former player, manager, agent and Technical Director at Stoke City. In an exclusive interview with TSS, Cartwright discusses the growth and ambition of USL, its position within the global soccer ecosystem, and the appetite for both pro/rel and a European schedule switch! Sponsors! Today's show is sponsored by FotMob! We love them and so should you! FotMob is THE place to go to stay updated on live scores,...

Duration:00:42:21

Get to know your co-hosts! We answer a wide variety of your questions, and play some Wikipedia Game!

6/27/2022
On today's episode, we figured it was a good a time as any to answer your questions about the four co-hosts. A select few of the many many questions include what player or moment made us fall in love with soccer, which soccer or life opinions have changed over time, favorite albums, basketball ability, and podcasts we would be doing in an alternate life. We also bring back the Wikipedia Game (an old old favorite) and aim to keep doing so after things got competitive! Sponsors! Today's show...

Duration:01:21:18

Allocation Disorder: USMNT roster predictions for Qatar + MLS summer transfer window storylines

6/24/2022
Sam Stejskal and Paul Tenorio have let the news of MLS and Apple's TV deal marinate, and now give their additional reflections. Plus, the most concerning areas for the USMNT roster heading into the World Cup. And, what are the most interesting storylines for the MLS summer transfer window? Today's episode is sponsored by... LinkedIn Jobs! Did you know every week, nearly 40 million job seekers visit LinkedIn? Post your job for free at LinkedIn.com/TSS! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:01:04:48

Listener questions! Overrated goals, favorites at the women’s EUROs, building our own clubs, and more

6/23/2022
It’s listener questions time! Taylor, Ryan, Graham, and Joe gather around their respective microphones and tackle your wonderful questions. You can find the full list that we answered down below: 1. What is a goal that everyone loves, but that you think is overrated? 2. Why isn’t stoppage time more precise? 3. If we could be in charge of a team in any country and in any league, where would that team be? 4. If we assembled a TSS coaching staff, who would be the head coach, assistant coach,...

Duration:00:54:25

Looking ahead to the 2022 World Cup: France and England aren't having a good time, tournament favorites and underdog stories, geopolitics all over, and much much more!

6/22/2022
With all 32 participants in the World Cup now set, Graham, Joe, Ryan and Taylor take a look ahead to this winter's World Cup... even thought it will still be 85 degrees in Qatar. We go through each group to discuss latest developments, and get to the bottom of questions like: 1) Will Qatar be competitive in a talented group? 2) How concerned should England fans be about their recent form, and does form even matter in a group with this many relationships? 3) Is this Argentina's year? 4) Why...

Duration:01:11:59

MLS Catch-up: Columbus’ record transfer, NYCFC and LAFC making changes, a great story in Dallas, and much more

6/21/2022
It's an MLS catch-up episode with Taylor Rockwell and Joe Lowery! We first discuss the Concacaf U20 tournament and the USMNT's opponents in their September friendlies, before going deep on the current MLS season. Joe explains, amongst many other things, how Cucho Hernandez could make the Crew instantly better, where Taty Castellanos should go if he ends up leaving NYCFC, the Union's missing piece that's limiting their on-field success, why TFC will still be fun when Insigne arrives, how the...

Duration:01:11:03

Transfer Analysis: Nunez will give Liverpool new press, but how would Sterling fit in at Chelsea?

6/20/2022
Ryan Bailey, Taylor Rockwell, Graham Ruthven and Joe Lowery are taking a look at the very latest summer transfer deals, including Raheem Sterling's potential move to London —where he might form part of a new-look Chelsea attack — Karim Adeyemi's arrival at Dortmund, and much more! Today's episode is sponsored by... LinkedIn Jobs! Did you know every week, nearly 40 million job seekers visit LinkedIn? Post your job for free at LinkedIn.com/TSS! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:01:05:05

Could the U.S. qualify for the World Cup from UEFA, MLS overachievers, all-star XIs, and more

6/16/2022
It’s listener question time! Ryan, Taylor, Graham, and Joe combine to answer your lovely questions. You can find the full list that we discussed down below: 1) With everything going on in Qatar, are we bad people if we still watch the World Cup? 2) What can Gareth Southgate do to take England to the next level? 3) Would the USMNT have qualified for the World Cup if they were in UEFA, CONMEBOL, or CAF? 4) Would a combined North America national team be a contender to win the World Cup in...

Duration:01:07:23

Allocation Disorder: MLS & Apple agree to a 10-year broadcast deal, future impact on the league + Leo Messi influence?

6/15/2022
Sam Stejskal and Paul Tenorio give you the inside info on the new 10-year, $2.5 billion broadcast deal between Major League Soccer and Apple. How does the league benefit from this deal? Are there any concerns? Plus, how does Lionel Messi factor into this? Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Indochino! Get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more by using promo code TSS at indochino.com! Sunday! Get %20 off at checkout when you visit getsunday.com/TSS! American Giant! Get 20% off your...

Duration:01:06:22

USMNT v El Salvador deep-dive review: Mud, rain, Musah shines yet again, and much more

6/15/2022
Taylor and Joe are back with their final game review for the June window! This time, we break down the USMNT's 1-1 draw with El Salvador. What can we take from this game? Who impressed? Who struggled? We talk about all of that - and more - on the show. Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Indochino! Get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more by using promo code TSS at indochino.com! Sunday! Get %20 off at checkout when you visit getsunday.com/TSS! American Giant! Get 20% off your...

Duration:01:03:40

USMNT defender Kobi Henry on breaking the USL transfer record, life in Orange County and his future in Ligue 1!

6/14/2022
On today’s episode, Ryan Bailey chats with State de Reims brand-new signing Kobi Henry, who broke the USL transfer record with his move from Orange County SC. Henry chats about his development, his USMNT prospects and his future in Europe. Then, Orange County SC President of Soccer Operations and General Manager Oliver Wyss joins the pod to discuss the pioneering pro player pathway being forged in Southern California. Oh, and there's even some bonus Brad Friedel in there! Sponsors! Today's...

Duration:00:38:43

Listener Questions! Why aren’t there more good English managers, crazy soccer predictions, USMNT nicknames, and more!

6/13/2022
Did someone say listener questions? On this episode, Ryan, Graham, and Joe gather around their respective microphones to answer your questions! You can find the full list that we tackled down below: 1) Do European leagues release salary data like MLS? 2) Why aren’t there more good English managers? 3) What nicknames can we come up with for USMNT players? 4) With the 2022 World Cup taking place in the middle of the club season instead of at the end, will we see better games featuring fresher...

Duration:01:06:59

USMNT v Grenada Nations League review w/ Felipe Cardenas of The Athletic

6/11/2022
The Athletic's Felipe Cardenas joins Taylor to discuss the USMNT's 5-0 Nations League victory over Grenada. What did we like, what do we need to see more of, and who from Concacaf is getting a fifth game at the World Cup? Plus, areas for improvement for Robinson, Long, LDLT, McKennie, Ferreira, Morris, and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:50:15

Allocation Disorder: USMNT draws vs. Uruguay, huge hole at the number 9 position + Pulisic & McKennie transfer rumors

6/10/2022
Sam Stejskal and Paul Tenorio bring you all of the key analysis from the USMNT’s 0-0 draw vs. Uruguay. What position is the biggest hole on the roster — GK, CB or number 9? Plus, does Gio Reyna start for this current USA squad? And, what are the club futures for the current USMNT stars? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:06:07

Listener Questions! Foreign coaches struggling in MLS, managers taking penalties, Champions League predictions, and more

6/9/2022
It’s listener questions time! On this episode, Ryan, Taylor, Graham, and Joe combine to answer your lovely questions. You can find the full list that we answered down below: 1) How high does the USMNT need to finish in Qatar for Gregg Berhalter to keep his job until 2026? 2) Is the USMNT better suited to play against better teams? 3) Why does it seem like foreign coaches struggle in MLS? 4) Do England and Scotland fans have the same roster conversations that U.S. fans have? 5) Which teams do...

Duration:00:56:23

David Gass discusses the USMNT in general and the MLS players on the current roster in particular

6/8/2022
Two games down. Two games to go. We're halfway through this current international break, so Taylor called up Extratime's David Gass to get his thoughts on the present USMNT. What do we want to see in these next two games, who has already secured their spot on the World Cup roster, and who is currently on the outside looking in? Plus, we break down the performances of some of the MLS players on the current US roster, and discuss what they need to do to improve their game between now and when...

Duration:01:01:46