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MLSsoccer.com'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 ExtraTime@mlssoccer.com or on Twitter @ExtraTimeRadio.




Who is playoff worthy? Real talk about MLS as the stakes get higher

ExtraTime Radio is on the road, and it's time to call a spade a spade. Are you a playoff team or an also-ran? For most, that question has already been answered. With the help of Matt Pentz(ESPNFC) and the Armchair Analyst Matt Doyle, Andrew and David dig through the Eastern and Western Conferences looking for quality and the most buzzworthy news of the day. Want to be a part of the show? Drop your thoughts in the comment section, email or tweet the show and call or text the Hot-Take Hotline...

Duration: 00:51:04

How TAM transformed MLS (Paul Tenorio) + What's next for the Rapids?

A new dawn, a new day in Colorado, as the Rapids part ways with club legend Pablo Mastroeni. ExtraTime Radio driven by Continental tackles big news out of Commerce City – What's The Rapids Way? Who'll take Mastroeni's place? How much will we all miss Pablo's press conferences and irrepressible human spirity? – then jump on the line with FourFourTwo's Paul Tenorio for transfer-window nuggets and an inside look at David Accam's future in MLS, the TAM effect in MLS, what awaits in the January...

Duration: 00:51:02

MLS top to bottom: Sounders lay claim to the West, Red Bulls chase USOC

Success or failure? In MLS, the general margins of both are determined by playoff qualification. With a little more than two months left in the MLS regular season, those margins are starting to be very thin. Andrew, David and Matt run through a busy MLS weekend attempting to answer the questions that will determine whether your club is one of the 12 who have a shot at MLS Cup. Are the Sounders the class of the weakened West or are Houston's young guns the better bet? Are LA's playoff...

Duration: 01:00:21

Who won the transfer window? Guests Ali Curtis & DC general manager Dave Kasper

Who won the MLS summer transfer window? The guys break down all the moves after a hectic deadline day with former MLS executive and New York Red Bulls sporting director Ali Curtis. Who got the best of the flurry of trades that beat the close of the window? Which under-the-radar moves caught the eye? Who should have made a move and didn't? What on earth is going on with Krisztian Nemeth? You won't want to miss this episode. As far as winners go, D.C. United are an easy choice. The...

Duration: 01:06:47

Video Review under the microscope with Howard Webb (PRO) | MLS playoff races heat up

ExtraTime Radio driven by Continental is back in the comfy confines of the Green Room to break down MLS Week 22. The playoff races are heating up, and wasted opportunities and opportunistic results have clubs going opposite directions. New York is blue thanks to David Villa's first-ever MLS hat-trick, a disallowed Gyasi Zardes goal and LA Galaxy loss inspires a Baerantee, The Answer bites Sporting KC, Seattle puts a hurting on Minnesota (complete with Monty Python reference) and the...

Duration: 01:10:09

Roger Bennett (Men In Blazers) dreams big for US soccer + All the banter from MLS All-Star week

The guys record one last time in Chicago to look back over all the events from the Skills Challenge to the match against Real Madrid. Which young players impressed the most at the Homegrown Game presented by Energizer? But MLS stops for nothing a huge weekend with three Sunday national TV games coming up, plus transfer rumors out of DC and more. In the second segment Men in Blazers co-host and legend Roger Bennett joins the guys to look back on his All-Star Week, reflect on Dom Dwyer...

Duration: 00:51:04

MLS All-Stars 1v1 | Kellyn Acosta prefers summer move, so should FC Dallas sell?

The guys are in Chicago, and they've got a doozy of a show for you ahead of the MLS All-Star Game presented by Target. First up, Sam Stejskal joins Andrew and David to preview the big game against Real Madrid, then Sporting KC's Graham Zusi and ATLUTD captain Michael Parkhurst team up for laugh-filled interview. FC Dallas' Kellyn Acosta follows that up with some honest words about his Gold Cup performance and big goals for the second half of 2017. But will he Acosta be around to...

Duration: 01:02:37

Sigi Schmid Interview + Bob Bradley to LAFC and USA Gold Cup Win on ETR Driven by Continental

Another slow day in the North American soccer world is broken down by the guys...just kidding. It's madness in LA as Sigi Schmid is brought in to as head coach of the Galaxy following the dismissal of Curt Onalfo and he wasn't the only hiring by a professional soccer team in the city. LAFC makes it official, naming Bob Bradley as their first head coach and David, Ben and Doyle tell you what to expect from the former US national team head coach. David and Ben then interview Schmid, asking...

Duration: 00:57:12

Nemanja Nikolic talks transfers, goals and Real Madrid + USMNT, MLS and Mike Petke banter

An electric weekend of MLS and international soccer demands an ExtraTime-sized cast. With Andrew out, David brings in Calen Carr to breakdown the US national team’s run to the Gold Cup Final (Wednesday vs. Jamaica at 9:30 pm ET; FS1, Univision). Is Clint Dempsey's U.S. Soccer future as a super sub? What is Bruce's best backline? How do they much up against the Reggae Boyz? In the second segment, Bobby Warshaw joins David and Ben to break down a wild weekend in MLS – from Portland's...

Duration: 01:28:14

Talking All-Star snubs w/ Fire’s Paunovic, USMNT worries and MLS’s wild return + special guest Erik Palmer Brown

Between the MLS All-Star roster, another shaky US national team performance in the Gold Cup, the wacky, wild and unpredictable return of MLS and a trash-talking billboard in Orlando, there just wasn’t enough time to talk about everything. We still did, though. Hit the play button for All-Star snubs, a roster breakdown and Fire insider segment with Chicago head coach Veljko Paunovic, USMNT analysis (don’t worry, there was no biting) and a head-scratching rundown of some wild games in...

Duration: 01:30:04

The Big Guns Headed to the Gold Cup for USA? + Revs’ Kelyn Rowe and Dynamo GM on DP deal

The US are on the quarterfinals at the Gold Cup after a crucial 3-0 win vs. Nicaragua but just how much of a success was the group stage? Andrew, David and Ben discuss that as there's some divided opinions on Arena's decision to bring some of the longtime stalwarts. New England Revolution midfielder Kelyn Rowe also calls in to discuss his time with the team after being sent home, including what he needs to work on to return. After the break, the guys discuss the return of MLS and all the...

Duration: 01:05:21

Brad Guzan says ATLUTD are "doing it right" + more USMNT Gold Cup struggles

How are you feeling this morning? Are you riled up about the US national team’s skin-of-their-teeth win against Martinique? Or is it just part of the process? With Andrew back in New York – complete with a few mystery bites from Kansas wildlife – the guys break down the Gold Cup for Bruce Arena so far, the winners and losers from Wednesday night’s action, Dax McCarty’s World Cup ticket and Canada’s newest hype train. After the break, US and Atlanta United goalkeeper Brad Guzan joins David...

Duration: 01:06:32

Did Bruce Arena get it wrong vs. Panama? Plus MLS Transfer Window DP Moves ETR Drive by Continental

A less than dominant start to the Gold Cup for the US national team leaves a lot of questions about Bruce Arena's decisions and this tournament's roster. Ben Baer and Matt Doyle join David Gass to look at all the good and bad of the US. From Kelyn Rowe's shining performance and Dom Dwyer's goalscoring streak to why Dax McCarty and Kellyn Acosta struggled to control midfield, the guys break it all down. Also, what upgrade is needed defensively and where can they find some attack from the...

Duration: 01:04:11

Will US win Gold Cup? Sigi Schmid drops by to preview the tournament and talk all things MLS

The days are long and the BBQs are hot, and that means the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup is upon us. Who better to preview it all with than American soccer icon and MLS Cup champion coach Sigi Schmid. He joins Andrew and David on ExtraTime Radio Driven by Continental Tires to preview the whole tournament. What is his buddy Bruce Arena's plan for this US national team roster? Who will solidify their place in Russia? How can this team take the crown? Plus, a Canada preview for their first...

Duration: 01:06:07

Should Dom Dwyer start for USMNT in the Gold Cup? + Warshaw breaks down MLS Week 18

It’s a holiday weekend – have fun and stay safe – but you didn’t think we’d leave you hanging after a wild weekend of MLS action, did you? Not a chance. Andrew and Bobby Warshaw jump in the blue room to break down all the Cali Clasico drama, the Chicago Fire’s incredible rise to the top of MLS, Tim Melia’s claim to the title of “Best Goalkeeper in MLS” and everything in between. After the break, Red Bulls' forward Bradley Wright-Phillips joins Andrew and David for a wide-ranging (and...

Duration: 00:51:22

US-Ghana questions and answers + a chat w/ USOC hero Mitch Hildebrandt (FC Cincinnati)

Andrew is back, and the guys waste no time putting him in his place. First, though, David and Matt help break down Toronto FC's dramatic Canadian Championship triumph against archrivals Montreal, those Wesley Sneijder-to-LAFC rumors, a changing Cali Clasico and early winners and losers from the Dax McCarty trade. There's a packed weekend of MLS action in store, but the US national team managed to jam a friendly in as well. What's Bruce Arena looking for against Ghana? What partnerships are...

Duration: 01:08:54

Gold Cup Rosters, Rivalry Week Drama, SJ Coaching Changes + Canadian Championship Preview w/Kurt Larson

Wow what a weekend David brings in former MLSer Bobby Warshaw to try and make sense of it all. A great Heineken Rivalry Week with action including the Magic Unicorn in Houston, Jack Harrison slaying demons at Red Bull Arena, and Dempsey well being Dempsey would be enough. But that’s not even close to all that has happened the guys have a coaching change in San Jose, a shocking level of honesty in Philadelphia, and two 4 goal performances by Crew SC and the Fire. Plus so much more weekend...

Duration: 01:09:36

Tommy McNamara & Luis Robles Preview Heineken Rivalry Week

David Gass brings in the stars to help preview one of the biggest weekends of the season Heineken Rivalry Week. First Calen Carr and Ben "The Research" Baer stop by to talk Houston v FC Dallas (9pm ET on UniMas & Facebook.com.) They chat about Calen's history in the rivalry but more importantly what Wilmer Cabrera and Oscar Pareja are building for the future. They also breakdown the must win Seattle-Portland Cascadia Cup match on Sunday 10pm ET (Fox & Fox Deportes). Plus they look back at...

Duration: 00:56:05

Jordan Morris + Cristian Roldan = BFFs and Gold Cup teammates?

The Armchair Analyst is rested and ready for his return to the ETR lineup, and just in time too because there's plenty to talk about after an MLS weekend that saw David Villa hit the 50-goal mark, Josef Martinez make a triumphant Atlanta United return and the Fire establish themselves as the only real contender to Toronto FC. Oh, and there was drama, too. It's been a tough few months for Real Salt Lake. Three points via a Yura Movsisyan goal were huge, but it was the forward's...

Duration: 01:02:18

MLS dad life with Galaxy's Gyasi Zardes + Guest host Julie Stewart-Binks

Like any good team, squad rotation is key. So, with Matt Doyle resting his vocal chords, the guys bring super sub and ESPN extraordinaire Julie Stewart-Binks into the blue room to help reflect on the US Open Cup, MLS weekend and life on the sidelines (literally). You won't want to miss Stewart-Binks' stories from on the road and behind the scenes around MLS. In honor of Father's Day – make sure to call your dad this weekend, or better yet catch some MLS action together – Andrew and David...

Duration: 00:52:37

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