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Extra Time Radio Soccer Podcast

MLS >'s ExtraTime Radio is the premier soccer podcast in North America. Every Monday and Thursday, hosts Greg Lalas, Simon Borg, Jason Saghini, and Nick Firchau discuss the latest news surrounding Major League Soccer & North American soccer with A-list guests that include players, coaches, GMs, journalists, and more. E-mail your comments and questions to or on Twitter @ExtraTimeRadio.'s ExtraTime Radio is the premier soccer podcast in North America. Every Monday and Thursday, hosts Greg Lalas, Simon Borg, Jason Saghini, and Nick Firchau discuss the latest news surrounding Major League Soccer & North American soccer with A-list guests that include players, coaches, GMs, journalists, and more. E-mail your comments and questions to or on Twitter @ExtraTimeRadio.
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Description:'s ExtraTime Radio is the premier soccer podcast in North America. Every Monday and Thursday, hosts Greg Lalas, Simon Borg, Jason Saghini, and Nick Firchau discuss the latest news surrounding Major League Soccer & North American soccer with A-list guests that include players, coaches, GMs, journalists, and more. E-mail your comments and questions to or on Twitter @ExtraTimeRadio.




The Bob Bradley 1v1 that will blow your mind + SuperDraft Top 5

The guys roll through their Top 5 ahead of Friday's MLS SuperDraft (streamed live at 11 am ET on, but the main event is an 50-plus minute expansive interview with Bob Bradley on a range of soccer topics, including the state of MLS, issues with the national team, his soccer philosophy, Vela/Rossi at LAFC, and so much more.

Duration: 01:22:07

Talking TAM w/ TFC GM Tim Bezbatchenko + Combine winners/losers

The guys sit down in Orlando to talk MLS Combine and offseason moves. Then they sitdown with "The Architect" Tim Bezbatchenko to talk about running a successful organization, helping build the league, the future of the league, and much more.

Duration: 01:13:03

Play your kids! Lee Nguyen trade rumors! CanMNT turmoil ... again!

The floodgates have opened. MLS news is coming thick and fast as GMs, coaches and scouts work to build opening day rosters that will get them into the playoffs. The guys start with the LA Galaxy, who traded for Perry Kitchen and are quietly having a sneaky solid offseason. Plus, what's Ola Kamara worth on the MLS trade market? How about Lee Nguyen, who says he wants out of New England? Play your kids! That's a refrain you hear often on ETR. Andrew, Matt and Ben dig into all the South...

Duration: 01:08:37

USMNT roster (and Jonathan Gonzalez) reaction + #BarcoWatch continues

Dave Sarachan named 30 players (most of them under the age of 24 and 28 of 30 from MLS) to the US national team's January camp. The guys give their takes and look ahead to 2022 before getting to the big news of the day. That, of course, would be Jonathan Gonzalez's decision to file a one-time switch to play for Mexico. After the break, #BarcoWatch continues, David Ousted finds a new home and The Research Baer is fired up.

Duration: 01:12:18

Why did the Red Bulls trade Kljestan? Denis Hamlett explains + MLS schedule release

Why did the Red Bulls trade Sacha Kljestan? The guys, including Bobby Warshaw (!!!), give their takes, then New York sporting director Denis Hamlett calls in to give his side of the deal. Also in this episode, MLS schedule release and Benny Feilhaber trade reaction, plus which MLS bosses would the guys want to be their soccer coach and life coach?

Duration: 01:06:00

New Year’s resolutions for every MLS team (plus USMNT and CanMNT)

They guys are back together and refreshed trying to still find their shape and identity heading into the new season they bring the new years resolution spirit to each club.

Duration: 01:24:07

New Years Special! Julian Gressel (ATL) + Tim Melia (SKC)

Need some soccer talk to get you through 2017? Andrew sits down with AT&T Rookie of the Year Julian Gressel to talk Atlanta United and his unconventional path from Germany to Providence to the pros. Sporting KC backstop Tim Melia also stops by to explain why it took until now for him to become a game-changing 'keeper and what his future might hold (hint, GM).

Duration: 00:59:31

Holiday Special Dwayne De Rosario, Jack Harrison & Kelyn Rowe

While the holidays are on David sitdowns with MLS legend Dero to talk about his career path, finding the next Dero, and winning championships. David also talks MLS with Jack Harrison and Kelyn Rowe. Link here to Jessie Rees Foundation

Duration: 01:13:10

Nasvhille, Kellyn Acosta & CCL Draw

The guys sit down with the newest member of the ETR family Cam Wiebe to break down expansion news, talk transfers, and talk to Kellyn Acosta about his buddies Pulisic & Mckinnie, his future plans, and FC Dallas heading into 2018.

Duration: 00:51:06

Timbers Coaching Hire + LAFC GM John Thorrington

The guys break down the hire of Gio Saverese with Dave Martinez, and talk to LAFC GM John Thorrington about Diego Rossi, Ciman/Zimmerman, Bob's plan, and more.

Duration: 01:06:48

Trades, Transfers and Rumors Galore: Talking Nagbe with ATL prez + LAFC roster building

Either the internet has eroded our attention spans past the point of recognition, or there was just that much massive news in Major League Soccer this week. Maybe both. Not even a week ago, Toronto FC were winning MLS Cup and claiming best-ever status. Now? It's all Darlington Nagbe to ATLUTD, LAFC's ever-growing roster and silly season in full swing. Nagbe to the South could be the biggest MLS trade yet, and the guys dive in to provide analysis from top to bottom to give you the...

Duration: 00:56:47

Best ever? Toronto FC lay claim after MLS Cup triumph + TAM injection, trades galore, free agency and the expansion draft

Toronto FC are your 2017 MLS Cup Champions! The guys crown the Reds as the best team in MLS history – feel free to disagree via the Hot-Take Hotline – while trying to understand why Seattle took so long to adjust to Greg Vanney’s tactical switch. The result also proves the ETR curse lives on after five hosts picked the Sounders to repeat. Plus, don’t miss an opportunity to bask in the glory that is Jozy Altidore’s speech from the championship parade. Of course, there’s no rest for the...

Duration: 00:58:07

Straight from the Six, ExtraTime Radio's 2017 MLS Cup preview!

The 2017 MLS season comes down to this. Seattle Sounders vs. Toronto FC, an MLS Cup rematch from one year ago. Will the Sounders repeat? Will Toronto FC claim the best MLS season of all-time? David and Sam Stejskal get things started from the Six, as the locals say, and Andrew and Matt finish things off from the Green Room back in New York. Comments or questions before, during or after the big game? Hit up the Hot-Take Hotline! Call or text at 401-206-0MLS.

Duration: 00:50:48

What's at stake for Toronto & Seattle? MLS Cup week begins | Valeri wins MVP, MLS rumor mill, Wiebe's return

It's 2017 MLS Cup Week! Wiebe returns from baby duty a changed man, but the convo on the pod is all about the big championship rematch. What legacies are set to be cemented, created or destroyed when Toronto FC and the Seattle Sounders meet on Saturday (4 pm ET; ESPN, UniMás in US | TSN, TVAS in Canada)? Also, can TFC return to the all-time form they showed midseason or will they keep their Audi 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs form going and grind a win out against the Sounders? And what would...

Duration: 00:58:37

ET Radio: Finlay, Wallace explain TFC's escape | Seattle stroll

We know the matchup for the 2017 MLS Cup final as Toronto FC and the Seattle Sounders will meet again at BMO Field on December 9 (4 pm ET; ESPN, UniMás in US | TSN, TVAS in Canada). Current MLS players Ethan Finlay and Rodney Wallace join the guys for the first segment to provide expert analysis on Toronto's 1-0 win against Columbus Crew SC. Were they surprised by Gregg Berhalter's tactical change and should TFC be favorites in MLS Cup? In the second segment, Doyle joins Gass and Ben to...

Duration: 00:51:11

2nd Leg Previews| Coaching Moves| Contract Deadline Day Around MLS

It's almost time for the 2017 MLS Cup with the second legs of the Conference Championships taking place on Wednesday and Thursday. The guys discuss whether Toronto FC are truly in form right now and if Columbus can take get a huge win on the road while the West looks pretty clear cut with Seattle the clear favorites to advance. In the second segment, Doyle breaks down the coaching change in San Jose and what Anthony Hudson could bring to Colorado. It's also Contract Deadline Day so they...

Duration: 00:55:19

Sounders rolling towards MLS Cup repeat + TFC hold Crew SC w/Kurt Larson & Sam Stejskal

The 2017 Audi MLS Cup Playoffs are on and flying. David leans on Kurt Larson (Toronto Sun) and Sam Stejskal ( in Columbus to break down everything in the eastern conference championships. Then Matt Doyle joins in to breakdown the Sounders roaring start in Texas as the cup holders head towards a repeat. In the mailbag Kurt and Sam stick around to talk the USMNT coaching options, and MLS playoff format. 2:56 TFC Tactical risks 8:28 Blueprint for Crew SC for 2nd leg 12:54...

Duration: 00:51:09

Everything you need to know about Tuesday’s Leg 1’s + Caleb Porter and the Timbers future

The Audi 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs are finally back after a two-week absence and the crew here is to breakdown everything you need to know heading into both Leg 1's on Tuesday night. In Columbus, Crew SC have a huge opportunity ahead of them as Toronto FC will be without Jozy Altidore and Sebastian Giovinco. What will head Gregg Berhalter do tactically to befuddle the Supporters' Shield winners and who will TFC rely on to fill the scoring void (8 pm ET; ESPN, ESPN Deportes in US | TSN...

Duration: 00:51:24

Toronto FC's Core & Dempsey's Legacy, The Conference Championships + Howard Webb on VR

The guys get back together to discuss the four teams left in the Audi 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs. What are the expectations and points pressure for each side? How were able to get to this point in the season? What will the future look like win or lose for them? Plus a sit down with Howard Webb on Video Review 3:48 TFC the pressure and task at hand 10:30 Crew SC how did they get here, what’s in store for the future? 20:20 Does Dempsey need this MLS Cup to cement his legacy? 31:30 How Houston...

Duration: 01:11:07

Brad Friedel (New England Revolution) and USMNT Preview

With the Audi 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs still on a break and Andrew Wiebe welcoming Cameron Russell into the world (congrats!), the ExtraTime Radio crew spends some time talking to new Revolution head coach Brad Friedel to understand his philosophy heading into his first professional coaching gig, and previewing the young USMNT squads matchup in Portugal (3:45 pm ET; FS1, Univision, UniMás). 3:47 Brad Friedel Interview 10:16 Friedel on his International contacts he can bring to New...

Duration: 01:01:16

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