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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.




Weekend review: Manchester magnificence, Yedlin's return, Dybala's left foot, and more thumbs up/down

We review as much of the weekend action as we could watch, leading with big wins for Man Utd and Man City, and the return of DeAndre Yedlin for Newcastle. Also discussed: Some left-footed magic from Paulo Dybala, the beginnings of a Neymar v Cavani feud at PSG, Bale's chip for Real, Paulinho's winner for Barcelona, the LA Galaxy collapse vs Toronto, Atlanta's record crowd, and Kekuta Manneh finally turning it on for Columbus Crew. Today's show was sponsored by Howler Magazine. Get a 20%...

Duration: 01:16:51

Michael L. Goodman talks USMNT tactical options, EPL trends, Expected Goals

Daryl called up Mike Goodman, formerly of ESPN and Grantland, currently of FiveThirtyEight and the Double Pivot Podcast, to talks tactics and analytics. Mike is really good at talking analysis and stats in an easy-to-understand and entertaining way, so we get into what the US could do and do better, how to get the most out of Christian Pulisic, and could/should the US give wingbacks a try ... We also talk Expected Goals, explaining what it is and why it exists, and how it can be used to...

Duration: 00:45:18

Your Listener Questions: Dream USMNT Managers, Possible American Wingbacks, and the Impact of Catalan Independence on La Liga

We answer your listener questions, to the best of our ability. 1) If you could pick anyone to manage the USMNT, who would it be and why? 2) Why doesn't the UK have a national team? 3) If Catalonia achieves independence from Spain, what will be the impact on La Liga and the Spanish national team? 4) Why doesn't the USMNT utilize a formation that features a back three with wingbacks? 5) What do we appreciate the most about the TSS community? --> Join the TSS Scouting Network at...

Duration: 00:48:12

Champions League Matchday One review: thumbs up/down


Duration: 00:48:42

Weekend Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down Review

We review the weekend's action from around the globe by giving thumbs up/thumbs down to the many, many incidents in England, Germany, France, and the United States. Did Mane deserve that red card? How good is Kevin de Bruyne? Was Harry Kane lucky on that lovely strike from distance? Is Jose Mourinho the worst? Short answer: yes, very, yes, and yes. Longer answer: you'll just have to listen. Today's sponsor is Bonfire. They are very good at what they do. If you want to create your own...

Duration: 01:22:10

Wes Burdine from FiftyFiveOne talks American soccer pyramid, Minnesota United, NASL, pro/rel, Oasis

Daryl talks to Wes Burdine of FiftyFive.One about the USMNT's recent struggles, Minnesota United's first season in MLS (what went wrong, what went right, and fans hope to see next), and the recent news that US Soccer may not sanction the NASL as a division two league next season, which of course means we have to talk a little pro/rel. Listen in, and be sure to follow these Twitter accounts for future American soccer pyramid...

Duration: 00:43:33

USMNT XI of the future (TDS sampler)

Who is the future in each position of the USMNT? ON this excerpt from The TopDrawerSoccer Show, Daryl and Travic Clark discuss the next US center-forward sensation. To hear our picks in every position, please subscribe to The TopDrawerSoccer Show. Search in your podcast player, or use the links below. LINKS TO SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts: Google Play:...

Duration: 00:06:05

Isco, Dele Alli, Peru and plenty more World Cup qualifying thumbs up/down

We review the whole world! Sort of. We give thumbs up/thumbs down to everything we saw from the recent round of World Cup qualifying. Listen in and get caught up. Today's show is sponsored by Blue Apron! Go to to get your first three meals free.

Duration: 01:06:00

USMNT v Honduras: Grass + Heat = Excuses

After venting their fury in the Quick Take/Hot Take episode, Daryl and Taylor are back to give their (slightly more measured) thoughts on the USA's emotionally confusing 1-1 draw with Honduras. Why couldn't Bruce Arena's men get any attack going? What did Honduras do to consistently threaten the USA's defense? Is the referee's foot okay? All that and more! Today's show was sponsored by RX Bar. Go to and use promo code "soccer" at checkout for 25% off. BUY OUR...

Duration: 00:57:22

Honduras vs USMNT quick-take/hot-take review

Recorded immediately after the final whistle, this is our instant reaction to Honduras vs USA. Long-take review to follow later tonight.

Duration: 00:26:30

Honduras v USMNT World Cup qualifier preview, with Bobby Warshaw

Today's show is long. Pushing 90 minutes long. But it's filled with great, detailed conversations about the US Men's National Team, the defeat to Costa Rica, and Tuesday's big qualifier away to Honduras. The discussion with Bobby starts at 2:45 minutes in. It's really good, so don't miss out. The music break, at 48:11, is "My Three Favorite Words" by Luke Tourville. The Honduras conversation with Taylor Rockwell starts at 49:52, offering another angle on Tuesday's big game and bouncing...

Duration: 01:24:07

USMNT v Costa Rica: What Went Wrong?

The short answer? A lot. The longer answer? Well, we've got over an hour of analysis for your listening pleasure... and we promise it isn't just ranting for 60+ minutes. Today's show was sponsored by Ruffneck Scarves. Browse Ruffneck's official US Soccer scarf collection at and use discount code "TOTALSOCCERSHOW" for 20% off.

Duration: 01:05:19

USMNT v Costa Rica: WCQ Quick Take/Hot Take Review

We give our immediate reactions to the USA's 2-0 loss to Costa Rica in World Cup Qualifying. Much longer review will be out later tonight/early Saturday morning... not sure if it will feature more or less rage than this one. We shall see.

Duration: 00:21:03

Transfer deadline day special: thumbs up/thumbs down

We give thumbs up or thumbs down on every deadline day move that caught our attention. Buy a Total Soccer Show t-shirt before September 6, here:

Duration: 00:58:18

USMNT v Costa Rica Preview: What We Want VS What We're Gonna Get

With Taylor back in studio, we discuss Bruce Arena's latest roster, as well as what we expect from Costa Ria in terms of lineup, formation and tactical approach. After that, we each give our lineup we'd most like to see and then round it all out by guessing exactly what Bruce will opt for against the second place team in CONCACAF. And, as always, we close with some scouting! Today's show was brought to you by Bonfire, our new friends who will help you create and ship custom t-shirts...

Duration: 01:08:43

USMNT roster reaction with Rob Usry (plus: Atlanta United chat)

Daryl talks to Rob Usry, of and, about the 26 players Bruce Arena has called up for the Costa Rica and Honduras World Cup qualifiers. Rob has a great take on what he thinks Arena will do, and also some possible solutions for the USA's current fullback funk. Starting at 20:07, Daryl and Rob talk Atlanta United — how the season is going so far, what to expect in the (almost literal) home stretch of the regular season, and why we'll likely see a...

Duration: 00:33:00

Weekend Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down Review: Premier League, Bundesliga, La Liga, and MLS!

We review the weekend's action from around the globe by giving thumbs up/thumbs down to the many, many incidents in England, Germany, Spain, and the United States. Controversial red cards, spectacular goals, trolling Twitter announcements, and a whole lot more! NEW SPONSOR ALERT! Today's show was brought to you by Bonfire, our new friends who will help you create and ship custom t-shirts online. There's no upfront cost or inventory to manage; just simplified campaigns that make it as easy...

Duration: 01:05:03

Champions League draw reaction, plus: Zlatan re-signs, Rooney retires, Nagbe trends

We talk, in order: Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Man Utd Wayne Rooney's international retirement Ousmane Dembele to Barcelona Champions League draw! USMNT roster defensive worries USMNT all-time draft reactions Darlington Nagbe's goal TSS Scouting Network ---LINKS!!! New t-shirts: FC Lynchburg: Southampton fan story: USMNT players who didn't reach full potential:...

Duration: 00:59:22

Discussing the Situation at Barcelona with The Football Ramble's Luke Moore

Taylor called up friend of the show Luke Moore to discuss The Football Ramble, his new podcast "On the Continent," the positives and negatives of professional podcasting, and the situation at Barcelona. Good times abound!

Duration: 00:31:50

All-Time USMNT XI — The Draft

Daryl and Taylor draft against each other to select (and discuss) their all-time US Men's National Team XI. This goes long, but it goes into detail on each player. We hope you enjoy listening as much as we did recording. Today's show was sponsored by Ruffneck Scarves. Browse Ruffneck's official US Soccer scarf collection at and use discount code "TOTALSOCCERSHOW" for 20% off.

Duration: 01:10:03

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