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We discuss soccer in America. From the US Men's National Team to Major League Soccer, to all the EPL action that American soccer fans watch on TV.

We discuss soccer in America. From the US Men's National Team to Major League Soccer, to all the EPL action that American soccer fans watch on TV.
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We discuss soccer in America. From the US Men's National Team to Major League Soccer, to all the EPL action that American soccer fans watch on TV.




Who elects the US Soccer president, and how? (with George Quraishi of Howler magazine)

Daryl talks to George Quraishi of Howler magazine about the USMNT's style of play, the Columbus Crew situation, and how the president of US Soccer is elected. You can subscribe to Howler magazine via and, if I heard George correctly, you can use discount code "TSS2" to get 20% off for the next week or so.

Duration: 00:51:18

Champions League Thumbs Up/Down Review

0:00 - Daryl and Taylor update the situation with the Columbus Crew, and discuss ways in which concerned minds can get involved. Here's a link to the Reddit page Daryl mentioned on the show: … 7:46 - Landon Donovan might be possibly maybe potentially running for US Soccer President. Good news, bad news, or confusing news? 13:32 - We recap the week's Champions League action using our patented...

Duration: 00:48:18

USA Advances in U17 World Cup, Allardyce Hearts USMNT, Columbus on the Move?

On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show... Daryl and Taylor discuss the news that, come 2019, the Columbus Crew might be known as Austin FC... if Anthony Precourt gets his way. We also recap the USA's 5-0 thumping of Paraguay in the U17 World Cup, and look ahead (Daryl was all smiles) to their quarterfinal opponents: England. USMNT Updates as well! Portugal friendly in November (Taylor isn't enthused) and Big Sam interested in USMNT (Taylor DEFINITELY isn't enthused). NEW SPONSOR...

Duration: 00:58:19

Weekend review: Man City unstoppable, Mourinho miserly, Jermaine Jones naming names

BIG SHOW! We start with a thumbs up/thumbs down review of the Premier League, focusing on Man City v Stoke, Liverpool v Man Utd and the legend of Troy Deeney. 20:36 — Today's show is sponsored by SeatGeek. Download the SeatGeek app and enter promo code "TSS" for $20 off your first order. 22:45 — We consider what Jermaine Jones had to say about too many US national team players choosing to stay in MLS, and think up some solutions. Here's the video:...

Duration: 01:10:13

US Soccer news: Bruce Arena resigns, Sunil Gulati stays on

Daryl calls Taylor to discuss the morning's US Soccer press conference, which gave some (but not nearly enough) indication of what US Soccer plans to do next.

Duration: 00:29:16

USMNT: The Next Generation

New USMNT co-head coaches Daryl Grove and Taylor Rockwell pick their forward-looking, experimental XI. If you want to hear about what's next in the pipeline for the US national team, this is the show for you. Today's show is sponsored by SeatGeek. Download the app, click the "settings" tab and enter promo code "TSS" for $20 off your first purchase.

Duration: 01:10:55

What next for US Soccer?

Big show. We start wth a look back at the World Cup qualifying campaign and what we think went wrong. We then look forward to what happens next with US Soccer. Here are the timestamps: 22:29 — Will Sunil Gulati resign? Who are potential replacements? When is the election? 34:55 — Today's show is sponsored by Greats, makers of Daryl's new top-tier sneakers. Get 15% off at with code "totalsoccershow" 38:20 — What would we realistically like to see the next US Soccer...

Duration: 01:26:35

Quick Take/Hot Take: USA Fails to Qualify for the World Cup

We give our instant/stunned reaction to the USA's shock defeat to Trinidad and Tobago in the final game of World Cup qualification. We do our best to figure out what happened, why it happened, and where we go from here... and try not to be quite as depressed as most people on the interwebs probably feel.

Duration: 00:27:08

USA v Trinidad & Tobago World Cup qualifying preview with Will Parchman

Daryl is joined by Will Parchman to preview the USMNT's trip to Trinidad and Tobago. The game is Tuesday night, 8pm Eastern, and Will says we should go for it — all in, strongest possible team. At 23:30 we review the US U17s performance so far at the U17 World Cup (spoiler: Will is kind of impressed, but wants to see more), what next for the stars of this team (Sargent, Carleton, Durkin and others) and how MLS could make it easier for phenoms to score big moves. At 33:40, we discuss the...

Duration: 01:10:21

USMNT v Panama Review: How Pulisic Punished Panama

We review the USA's comprehensive 4-0 victory over Panama. What were Panama trying to do in the opening minutes? How good were Jozy Altidore and Bobby Wood? And how (quietly) critical Bradley was to the overall victory? We also look ahead to the final match of the Hex, Tuesday night against Trinidad and Tobago... and there's even some U17 coverage at the very end! Oh! And here's a link to graphic we discussed that proves the importance of Michael Bradley to this US team:...

Duration: 01:19:00

USA v Panama quick-take, hot-take with Bobby Warshaw

Bobby Warshaw joins Daryl to offer an immediate review of the USMNT's crucial win over Panama in World Cup qualifying.

Duration: 00:38:15

USMNT v Panama Deep-Dive Preview: How to Break Down A Compact Defense

On today's show, we discuss the Panama national team: who will manager Hernan Dario Gomez start and who will he sit? How defensive will they be? What attacking threats do they have at their disposal? Will Jaime Penedo ever not be their goalkeeper? We then turn our collective attention to Bruce Arena's squad. What formation makes the most sense? What tactical approach best capitalizes on Panama's vulnerabilities? How many goals will Clint Dempsey score using only nastiness/sheer force of...

Duration: 01:11:11

USA v Panama in-depth preview with Neil Blackmon (plus some NASL chat)

Daryl talks to's Neil Blackmon about the USMNT's upcoming qualifier against Panama. We kick off with a little NASL v US Soccer lawsuit chat, leaning on Neil's legal background. The USA v Panama preview starts 16:40 in. We go pretty deep on what Panama likes to do, how they'll approach this game, and whayt we think the US should do in response. Today's show is sponsored by Blue Apron. Go to to get $30 off your first order, plus free...

Duration: 01:05:34

USMNT Roster Chat with Alexi Lalas... and A Special Guest!

Taylor called up Alexi Lalas to discuss the USA's roster for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers, as well as his expectations for those games and the future beyond. About midway through the call, we're joined by a special guest, who doesn't waste any time when it comes to banter. Hilarity ensues. Enjoy!

Duration: 00:34:12

USMNT roster reaction

We offer our initial reaction to the USMNT roster, suggesting what we might have done differently, but also offering up what we think Bruce Arena is doing. We also check in on some of the key names who were (and in Fabian Johnson's case, were not) called up. Big week for the USMNT, so please share this show with a friend who might be interested. Today's show sponsored by SeatGeek — downloads the SeatGeek app, click the Settings tab and enter promo code "TSS" for a $20 rebate on your...

Duration: 01:00:38

Noah Davis on Sunil Gulati, advice for freelancers, USA v Panama

Daryl talks to freelance writer Noah Davis, whom you may know from or from one of his many freelance articles. Noah recently wrote a longform profile of US Soccer President Sunil Gulati and so Daryl peppers Noah with questions about Il Presidente. Starting at 29:25, Noah also offers some advice for aspiring freelancers writers. Two links to pieces he references in that segment can be found here: "I Was Paid $12.50 An Hour To Write This Story" -->...

Duration: 00:49:22

Champions League review: Neymar, Mbappe, Ancelotti and more

So much Champions League to talk about! There's PSG's win over Bayern, in which Mbappe shone, Neymar was unselfish, and Ancelotti was getting sacked in the morning. Chelsea's last minute composure paid off, Barcelona continued their own-goal streak, and FC Basel's Dimitri Oberlin had the best defensive header of all time. All that and more on our Champions League thumbs up/down review. Today's show is sponsored by RUFFNECK SCARVES! Buy a soccer scarf at and...

Duration: 00:52:12

Listener questions: Quick free kicks, Barcelona's coach, Altidore's starting spot

Hello! On today's show, we discuss Bruce Arena's comments about "no new faces" for the final World Cup qualifiers, Weston McKennie's new contract at Schalke, and those odd Christian Politic transfer rumors. Then, listener questions: 1. Why are teams sometimes allowed to take quick free kicks? e.g., --> this Houston Dynamo goal: 2. Why did Barcelona choose Ernesto Valverde...

Duration: 00:44:34

Champions League review: Borussia Dortmund vs Real Madrid

We review Borussia Dortmund vs Real Madrid in the Champions League. For TSS tees, visit

Duration: 00:28:35

(Belated) Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down Weekend Review

We recap the weekend's action from around the globe, with special emphasis on the Premier League and Major League Soccer. France, Spain, Germany, Italy, and Turkey all get more than a passing mention as well. Today's show is sponsored by Greats, Brooklyn's first sneaker company. Go to and use discount code "totalsoccershow" for 15% off your order. Help support the show! Buy a TSS tee at or join the scouting network at...

Duration: 01:04:17

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