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Extratime, the Official Podcast of Major League Soccer (MLS), is the premier soccer podcast covering the beautiful game in North America. Every Monday and Thursday, hosts Andrew Wiebe and David Gass are joined by a rotating cast of Charlie Davies, Matt Doyle and Calen Carr to discuss the latest headlines in Major League Soccer (MLS), Concacaf and the United States and Canadian national teams. Tune in for A-list guests that include the biggest players, coaches, GMs and journalists in our region, as well as soccer discussions free to go wherever the banter leads!

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Free space is disappointment (again) + LAFC's new digs

Free space is disappointment, for another year at least. David and Andrew get on the mic from Los Angeles ahead of Sunday’s ExtraTime Live (5 pm PT/8 pm ET) to talk Toronto FC’s gut punch in the Concacaf Champions League final. What’s the legacy of the Reds’ run? Of this tournament for MLS? Of another year spent wondering what if? Also in this episode ... LAFC prepare to open Banc of California Stadium, MLSsoccer.com national writer Paul Tenorio’s transfer window wrap,Ezequiel Barco update from Atlanta and #CCLFever vitriol in the mailbag. How did the dream die for TFC? – 6:10 What to take from this year’s CCL – 18:46 Transfer window rumblings w/ Paul Tenorio – 34:15 From #BarcoWatch to Barco on the field – 41:18 Do Red Bulls need a changeup? – 44:23 LAFC prepare to open BoC Stadium – 49:49 Listeners vent in the ETR Mailbag – 1:02:21

1hr 16mins

27 Apr 2018

Rank #1

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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.

1hr 6mins

18 Dec 2017

Rank #2

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ExtraTime Radio: Arturo Alvarez & Johan Kappelhof (Chicago Fire)

That tackle. It’s the talk of MLS on Monday, and the guys give their takes on the Nigel de Jong challenge that forced Portland Timbers and US national team star Darlington Nagbe to leave the StubHub Center pitch in a wheelchair. Then they break down the rest of another wild MLS weekend. Philly are for real, but should their game-winner have counted? Why are last year’s powers (Red Bulls, Crew SC, ‘Caps and Sounders) reduced to also-ran status? Is the TomThom hype train finally rolling along? It’s all here. Then, in the second segment, the Fire’s Arturo Alvarez and Johan Kappelhof sit down in studio to explain why each of them ended up in Chicago, give their thoughts on the De Jong tackle, look forward to a matchup with Didier Drogba and give Andrew a scheduling lesson. Oh, and why were Khiry Shelton and Mikey Lopez suspended by Patrick Vieira? It sounds ridiculous, but is it? Finally, the mailbag provides the forum for some venting by a Timbers fans, and listeners give their suggestions for most underrated in MLS.


11 Apr 2016

Rank #3

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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 discuss as many moves as they can by Monday afternoon. The mailbag is filled with a discussion of what story time should be and whether Greg Vanney should have been named Coach of the Year.


27 Nov 2017

Rank #4

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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 undermanned road win in Cascadia, to Cristian Roldan's offensive explosion, Dom Dwyer trade rumors and much more. Plus, David and Calen sit down with the leading goalscorer in MLS: the Chicago Fire’s Nemanja Nikolic. Nikolic tells them about growing up in Serbia, how he prepares each transfer to a new club, watching game tape to become the best and his experience playing Real Madrid. As a special interview, Trey Fitz-Gerald, Real Salt Lake’s VP of Broadcasting & PR made infamous by Mike Petke’s "hand them out, Trey" line, tells the behind-the-scenes story of what went down Saturday night at Rio Tinto. You won’t want to miss it. In the mailbag, the second-ever "Baer's Lair" begins with its namesake already gun shy about his Baerantee. Plus, transfer rumors abound and David Bingham's starting spot comes under pressure in San Jose.

1hr 28mins

25 Jul 2017

Rank #5

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

The calendar isn't the only thing changing as Matt Doyle breaks big news to start the first ExtraTime Radio of 2018. Once that's out of the way, the guys make resolutions for all 23 MLS teams (welcome, LAFC), plus the USMNT and CanMNT. Can Toronto make history in CCL? Which teams should play their kids? Who needs to make a splash (or a sale) in the transfer market? What big news did you miss while you spend two weeks in your sweatpants? In the mailbag, a bold Baerantee and listener wishes for the New Year. Remember, you can call or text the show at 401-206-0MLS or email at extratime [at] mlssoccer.com with your questions, comments or hot takes. Subscribe to ExtraTime Radio to have the podcast delivered straight to your phone twice a week!

1hr 24mins

2 Jan 2018

Rank #6

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Alexi Lalas in the Green Room! Talking MLS, future of USMNT

One third of the way through the MLS a chance to reset and see what have we learned? After a few great games over the weekend who has pushed their way into the Supporter’s Shield competition? Alexi Lalas stops in to talk about his role on TV, preparing for the World Cup, the future of the USMNT, and much more. 5:45 MLS Tiers 1/3 of the way through the season 11:37 ORL-ATL 23:37 Where is RSL headed? 42:43 Alexi Lalas on his role on TV 54:52 Alexi on Wayne Rooney 1:01:55 Future of US soccer program and who could be manager? 1:17:39 Mailbag with Ben Baer

1hr 40mins

14 May 2018

Rank #7

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ExtraTime Radio: MLS Cup + Expansion Draft

The guys are back from MLS Cup, where the Seattle Sounders became the league's 21st champion in their eighth season. The Rave Green have been waiting for this moment, one that didn’t look likely in 2016, and celebrated as such despite failing to register a shot on goal. Toronto FC, meanwhile, know it’s a missed opportunity, one that might have gone differently had Stefan Frei not reached back to paw out Jozy Altidore’s extra-time header. Calen Carr joins Andrew and David as they reflect on a beautiful MLS weekend in Ontario.    There’s no rest for the weary in MLS, with a sneaky little trade window leading into Tuesday’sExpansion Draft. The guys run the rule over the moves, led by some Atlanta United FC wheeling and dealing, then examine the unprotected lists that ATL and Minnesota United will sift through as they continue to build their rosters. There are some intriguing names, but what’s the right strategy?   In the mailbag, Ben 'The Research’ Baer eats Sounders crow for that prediction, and the guys answer some pressing questions.


13 Dec 2016

Rank #8

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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.


8 Dec 2017

Rank #9

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Alexi Lalas on World Cup nightmare + Paul Tenorio (FourFourTwo) & Brian Sciaretta (ASN) talk legacy of failure and a missing generation

It hurts. We know. In need of self-therapy after the US national team's World Cup qualifying nightmare, Andrew Wiebe and Matt Doyle let their emotions flow on Thursday, with a little help from their friends. After the guys break down what went wrong, commiserate over the opportunity lost for anyone who loves soccer in the United States and begin to think about what the future might bring, former USMNT star and Fox Sports pundit Alexi Lalas (19:04), Paul Tenorio (35:38) of FourFourTwo and Brian Sciaretta (45:27) of American Soccer Now chime in with their respective takes. As always, you can call or text the show at 401-206-0MLS. In this episode... US crash out of World Cup Massive feeling of loss takes hold of US soccer community (3:10) Is change inevitable for U.S. Soccer after failure? (6:24) Why missing Russia robs next generation of opportunity (10:15) Mindset must change from top to bottom in US soccer circles (13:01) Soccer is not broken in the US ... do your part to improve it (17:45) INTERVIEW: Alexi Lalas (Fox Sports) breaks down what went wrong (19:04) INTERVIEW: Paul Tenorio (FourFourTwo) talks legacy of failure (35:38) INTERVIEW: Brian Sciaretta (ASN) on missing generation and what's next (45:27) Countdown to Decision Day Should Red Bulls or ATL hold back in possible playoff matchup? (1:03:01) Will World Cup failure hang over Toronto FC? (1:04:52) What is Kaka's MLS legacy? (1:08:42) How will Tim Melia's injury affect Sporting KC's title hopes? (1:13:27) Who is the Western Conference's bogey team? (1:17:15) Mailbag What is Clint Dempsey future with the USMNT? (1:23:39) Did we over hype USMNT? Does ETR bear some responsibility? (1:24:38) How do we build a better and more education soccer community?(1:30:50) Does the USMNT need to adopt a single system? (1:32:59) Whose US career is over after World Cup flop? (1:35:37) Subscribe to ExtraTime Radio to listen to the podcast twice a week. "Like" ExtraTime Live's page, so you never miss a show on Facebook Live!

1hr 40mins

12 Oct 2017

Rank #10

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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 Gass to explain why now was the right time to return to MLS, how excited he is to be a part of an expansion team “doing it right” and outline the differences between Bruce Arena and Jurgen Klinsmann. In the mailbag, the guys name their midseason award winners, hear from a listener who ran into Simon Borg in the flesh and ponder whether LAFC are behind the eight ball sans coach and players with closing in on six months until 2018 preseason begins.

1hr 6mins

13 Jul 2017

Rank #11

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Timbers’ Caleb Porter unfiltered + Diego Valeri | Transfer news in KC and MLS Week 27

INTERVIEWS: Caleb Porter (25:06) and Diego Valeri (1:03:13) Monday means soccer talk! Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss a show. First up, Andrew, David (Jason?) and Matt dive into the weekend action, including Atlanta United's banner homecoming at Mercedes-Benz Stadium and the make-or-break homestand that figures to define their season and playoff place. It was a big win, but what on earth is wrong with FC Dallas? Plenty, it seems. More questions answers: Can Toronto FC make regular-season history AND win MLS Cup? What's the deal with the rumored Erik Palmer-Brown move? Who's the odds-on favorite to win Landon Donovan MLS MVP? Are the Montreal Impact out if after a third straight loss? How will Jordan Morris' injury affect the Sounders? ExtraTime Live driven by Continental: Like our page so you'll never miss a show! After the break, Portland head coach Caleb Porter (25:06) joins Andrew for an unfiltered interview about the state of coaching and tactics in MLS, the players and teams he respects most, the reason Portland was the right job from him and whether the pressure on the Timbers is fair or not. Stick around for a Seattle-based #Baerantee in the mailbag, then MVP candidate Diego Valeri (1:03:13) hops on for an interview you won't want to miss.

1hr 21mins

11 Sep 2017

Rank #12

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MLS Cup in ATL! Why Red Bulls fell short (again) & Timbers triumphed

We are finally here with MLS Cup locked in the guys gather for a late night special to digest the action. And they hit it all from celebrating with ATL and PTFC to looking at what went wrong for SKC and NYRB plus what those clubs futures could hold. 3:47 Timbers victory and reaction to SKC 30:28 ATL seal the deal and are NYRB in for a change this offseason? 56:11 Mario Balotelli why always rumors? 59:00 David Villa's legacy and what does NYCFC do now?

1hr 8mins

30 Nov 2018

Rank #13

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CCL title or bust! Can Toronto FC make history?

Free space is disappointment, but Toronto FC don’t care. This is the stuff legends are made of, and a Concacaf Champions League title would make these Reds just that. The guys go all-in on Leg 1 and the long-term legacies at stake against Chivas Guadalajara, then turn to MLS Week 7. Also in this episode ... GAM, TAM and Sam Stejskal on the "elite teams and regular teams" per Alexi Lalas, Kaku shines and Jesse Marsch says he's ready for the XI, Western Conference musical chairs, plus Ben Baer in the mailbag

1hr 22mins

17 Apr 2018

Rank #14

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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 finger-to-the-lips celebration that got people talking. Was it directed toward Mike Petke? The guys break it all down, and even dive into a few transfer rumors. Are Cristian Roldan and Jordan Morris actually BFFs (best friends forever)? The answer, after sitting down the pair, is a resounding yes. You won't want to miss an exclusive interview with two of MLS's top young players, in which they discuss their sleeping habits on the road (it gets a little weird), what it feels like to be an MLS Cup champion and what they do to improve every single day. And while they're teammates now with the Sounders, both hope to link up when the US national team gathers for the Gold Cup this summer. Roldan takes you inside his decision to pursue a future with the US, while Morris explains how he deals with the pressure that follows him wherever he goes. In the mailbag, it's rumor time. Would Andres Guardado be a good fit for LAFC? What about Jakub Blaszczykowski to the Fire? And could Sporting KC lose Erik Palmer-Brown after this season? Plus, an ode to Brek Shea's naming abilities. Want to share your own Father's Day stories, odes or memories? Use the comment section, email,tweet or call the Hot-Take Hotline at 401-206-0MLS to leave a voicemail (keep it short and sweet and avoid colorful language) that could appear on ExtraTime Radio!

1hr 2mins

19 Jun 2017

Rank #15

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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 1/3/4/5, TVAS in Canada). Out West, the Houston Dynamo host the Seattle Sounders at BBVA Compass Stadium (9:30 pm ET; FS1, FOX Deportes in US | TSN1/3, TVAS in Canada). The big question for Houston is who will start in the attack while Seattle will be weighing whether to push forward for an away goal or try to keep a clean sheet. Plus, the guys discuss Caleb Porter's exit from the Portland Timbers. Segment 1 - Full breakdown of Eastern Conference Championship Leg 1 What do Crew SC need to do vs. short-handed Toronto (2:33) Who replaces Jozy and Giovinco for TFC? (10:02) Segment 2 - Full breakdown of Western Conference Championship Leg 1 + Caleb Porter reax How does Wimer Cabrera juggle attacking pieces? (18:12) Do Seattle repeat performance from Leg 1 vs. Vancouver (20:53) Predictions for Leg 1 (32:21) Reaction to Caleb Porter leaving Portland (32:41) Segment 3 - Mailbag and Hot-Take Hotline Are Ben Baer's takes really that hot? Does Caleb Porter's departure make him a more likely USMNT option? Should Almiron have won Newcomer of the Year (47:54)


20 Nov 2017

Rank #16

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ExtraTime Radio: Sigi Schmid Previews MLS Cup

MLS Cup is just days away, and the guys are on the ground in Toronto to soak in the championship atmosphere. To help set the stage, former Seattle Sounders head coach Sigi Schmid brings his inside knowledge to the table for a championship preview you won’t want to miss. First up, which club and which city has more on the line with a first-ever MLS Cup at stake? What’s MLS Cup week like for coaches, players and fans? What did Greg Vanney and Brian Schmetzer do to get their squad rolling? In the second segment, the guys dive into a tactical breakdown that’ll get you up to speed on what’ll go down between the lines at BMO Field. How should the Sounders deploy Nicolas Lodeiro? How can Toronto FC get the best from Sebastian Giovinco, who didn’t look like himself against Montreal? Who will come out on top between Jozy Altidore, Chad Marshall and Roman Torres in what promises to be a battle of the titans? What does Michael Bradley need to do to keep the Reds rolling?  Predictions come first up in the mailbag, with the crew split as Schmid goes with his heart. Then there’s the requisite Landon Donovan MVP discussion and a call for more young American playmakers as the guys wrap it up and prepare for Saturday.


8 Dec 2016

Rank #17

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ExtraTime Radio: Greg Vanney (Toronto FC)

It’s Final Push to the Playoffs time, and that means two blocks of games to occupy your Sunday afternoon plus a live show featuring some ExtraTime Radio flavor. The guys, with Doyle back in the mix, start in the Western Conference, where Seattle wasted a golden opportunity midweek, Portland are holding on for dear life, Colorado are chasing an unlikely Supporters’ Shield, Yura and RSL got a deal done and LA might be better off without Steven Gerrard. In the Eastern Conference, Toronto vs. Montreal headline the slate of games. TFC head coach Greg Vanney joins the guys to discuss the home slide that dropped them out of the Shield race, Jozy Altidore’s hamstring, those Michael Bradley rumors and the 401 Derby. Plus, an MVP discussion, another year of D.C. proving the doubters wrong, whether the East will be red or blue and Philadelphia’s suddenly desperate playoff reality. The mailbag begins with US national team talk. Should Julian Green be in consideration against Mexico? Is Sacha Kljestan really a starting central midfielder after so long out in the cold? Finally, Doyle’s thoughts on the rumors surrounding CONCACAF World Cup qualifying.

1hr 7mins

13 Oct 2016

Rank #18

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Nashville to MLS, Kellyn Acosta interview & CCL draw

Forget TAM and GAM! The guys sit down with the newest member of the ETR family -- that'd be Cam Wiebe -- to break down expansion news, talk transfers, and chat with USMNT starlet Kellyn Acosta about his WhatsApp buddies Christian Pulisic & Weston McKinnie, his future plans and FC Dallas heading into 2018.


21 Dec 2017

Rank #19

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

ExtraTime Radio driven by Continental comes at you one last time in Chicago to look back over all the MLS All-Star events -- from the EA Sports Skills Challenge to the Homegrown Game presented by Energizer to the main event, the MLS All-Star Game presented by Target against Real Madrid. Of course, MLS stops for nothing, with a huge weekend including three Sunday national TV games on the docket, plus transfer rumors out of D.C. 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 following him across the Atlantic, debate All-Star changes and label Matt Doyle the Alan Gordon of MLS scribes. Do teams have an obligation to keep talent like Dwyer and David Accam around? The Hot-Take Hotline is firing on all cylinders. 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 at 401-206-0MLS and you could appear on ExtraTime Radio or ExtraTime Live! Free advice: Keep it short and sweet and avoid colorful language!


3 Aug 2017

Rank #20