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Long-running American soccer show covering the USMNT, Premier League, Champions League, MLS, and more.If you enjoy analysis and silliness in equal measure, we're the podcast for you.

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Long-running American soccer show covering the USMNT, Premier League, Champions League, MLS, and more.If you enjoy analysis and silliness in equal measure, we're the podcast for you.

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2787 Ratings
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Amazing

By meli1513 - Nov 14 2019
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Thanks for also covering the USWNT on your podcast! I love listening to you guys!

Good entertainment

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Even their ads are well written and amusing.

iTunes Ratings

2787 Ratings
Average Ratings
2533
166
29
22
37

Amazing

By meli1513 - Nov 14 2019
Read more
Thanks for also covering the USWNT on your podcast! I love listening to you guys!

Good entertainment

By GiantsDan - Oct 01 2019
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Even their ads are well written and amusing.

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Total Soccer Show: USMNT, Champions League, EPL, and more ...

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Long-running American soccer show covering the USMNT, Premier League, Champions League, MLS, and more.If you enjoy analysis and silliness in equal measure, we're the podcast for you.

Gold Cup: USMNT v Guyana deep-dive review

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Daryl and Taylor break down the tactics and goals in the USA's game against Guyana in their opening match of the 2019 Gold Cup. They then go deep on the individual players who stood our (good or bad), the patterns of play they enjoyed the most, and what they want to see going forward. It's a long show, but packed full of grounded optimism!

SPONSORS! Today's show is sponsored by...

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Jun 19 2019

1hr 4mins

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USMNT roster reaction and analysis, plus Matt Doyle on Berhalter's squad and the looming MLS playoffs

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0:00 - In the first part of the show, Daryl and Taylor break down Gregg Berhalter's latest USMNT roster ahead of the start of the Concacaf Nations League. Who should be there that isn't, who shouldn't be but is, and much much more.

45:29 - In part two, Taylor is joined by Matt Doyle to get further clarity on the roster and why Doyle is slightly happier about things than Rockwell. They also get into the MLS playoff picture, what the change to single-elimination might mean for who eventually makes the final, and which teams are in need of a rebuild/which ones should be feeling optimistic about next season.

Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by...

Hello Fresh! Go to http://hellofresh.com/TSS80 and use code TSS80 for $80 off your first four boxes.

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Oct 02 2019

1hr 7mins

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Copa America 2020 news, why isn't China better at soccer, why are Portsmouth nicknamed Pompey? (and more listener questions)

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We open with Copa America 2020 updates (with an extra update added in post-production)

Then, listener questions! (timestamps on the left)

9:30 — What am I missing when I watch Weston McKennie?

14:19 — Today's show is sponsored by DSC! Go to http://dollarshaveclub.com/tss to get a $5 start set

19:05 — Why does China suck at soccer?

26:56 _ Based on current FIFA rankings, what is the lowest-ranked national team that could win the MLS Supporters' Shield?

32:54 — Today's show is sponsored by Hims. Go to http://forhims.com/totalsoccer to get a trial month of Hims hair loss solution for $5.

35:20 — As the women's game develops worldwide, does the USWNT run the risk of falling to the level of the USMNT relative to the competition?

42:11 — Would Kyle Beckerman have been a faster, better USMNT player if he had cut off his dreadlocks?

44:45 — Today's show is sponsored by Ruffneck Scarves. Go to http://RuffneckScarves.com and use code "TOTALSOCCERSHOW" for 20% off.

47:59 — Why is Portsmouth FC nicknamed Pompey?

52:59 — Why hasn’t/doesn’t Ike Opara get any looks with the National team?

59:55 — We announce the winner of the giveaway for Caitlin Murray's book "The National Team." If you didn't win, you can still buy it here: http://uswntbook.com

Want to support the show? Sign up here: http://totalsoccershow.com/join

Want to ask us a question? Right here: http://totalsoccershow.com/questions

Apr 11 2019

1hr 3mins

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USA v Mexico Gold Cup Final review, plus: Brazil v Peru Copa America Final review

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We review the tactical decisions (and mistakes) in the Gold Cup Final, and look ahead to what's next for Gregg Berhalter and the USMNT

At 57:45, we review the Brazil v Peru Copa America final.

To join the scouting network --> http://totalsoccershow.com/join

To get tickets to see us live: --> http://totalsoccershow.com/live

Today's show is sponsored by Policy Genius. Take a look at http://policygenius.com

Today's show is sponsored by Simple Contacts. For $20 off your first order of lenses, go to http://totalsoccershow.com/TSS20 or use code TSS20 at checkout

Jul 08 2019

1hr 18mins

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USA v Mexico review — what went wrong for the USMNT and so very right for Mexico

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We review the USA's cero a tres loss to Mexico, outlining the tactical approaches of both teams, the USMNT's tactical shortcomings, breaking down the goals, and offering our thoughts about what we'd like to see Gregg Berhalter do going forward.

Today's show is sponsored by Dollar Shave Club. Get an Ultimate Starter Set for $5 at http://dollarshaveclub.com/TSS

Today's show is sponsored by Fubo! Got to http://fubotv.com/TSS to get 10% off your first two months.

Sep 07 2019

1hr 12mins

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Does US Soccer even need a GM, should we be worried about losing dual nationals, and more USMNT-centric listener questions

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It's a jam-packed show! Daryl and Taylor answer 8 listener questions, and finally get a chance to provide some updates to the scouting network.

Listener Questions:

1) Might the GM position at US Soccer be a mistake?

2) Should we be worried about the US potentially losing dual nationals and what can be done to keep players from wavering?

3) Could Sergino Dest or Nick Lima play left back for the USA?

4) Why don't some European leagues change things to promote more level competition? Looking in your direction Scotland...

5) Why are South American mainland countries like Guyana, Suriname, and French Guyana part of Concacaf and not Conmebol?

6) Are we reaching the end of big clubs doing their preseason in the US?

7) Why didn't the US compete at the 2019 Pan-American games?

8) Which of the USA's youngsters is most likely to get the Michael Bradley Treatment near the end of his career?

SPONSORS! Today's show is sponsored by...

Dollar Shave Club! Go to http://dollarshaveclub.com/tss to get an Ultimate Starter Set for $5

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Aug 04 2019

1hr 16mins

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USMNT v Venezuela review, plus u20s vs Ecuador

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We discuss the USA's pre-Gold Cup friendly vs Venezuela

At 47:15 we switch it up to talk US u20s and the game vs Ecuador

Today

SOPNSORS!

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Jun 09 2019

1hr 9mins

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Liverpool v Barcelona in-depth review

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We break down the tactical setups and the goals from the Liverpool v Barcelona Champions League semi-final second leg

SPONSORS!

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May 07 2019

55mins

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Should Gregg Berhalter be fired? (and other USMNT-themed listener questions)

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We answer 13 listener questions about the USMNT, including the big one.

Here's the article from The Nation, featuring quotes from Hugo Perez: https://www.thenation.com/article/us-soccer-latino-neglect/

Call in to the JD and The Rod show tonight (Wednesday), from 10 pm Eastern, at this number: 717-727-BEST 

SPONSORS:

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Oct 23 2019

1hr 32mins

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Chelsea Premier League preview: Andres Eduardo explains Lampard-ball, Pulisic's role, and the potential upside of the CFC transfer ban

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Daryl is joined by Andres Eduardo of the Roman's Empire podcast to preview Chelsea's 2019-20 season.

We cover the entire team from front to back, get into the details of Lampard's playing style, explain where Christian Pulisic fits into the system and why he might succeed, get excited about Ross Barkley running at defenders, and try to figure out which of the three available strikers Chelsea will field.

Andres also makes a compelling case for why the transfer ban may result in a change of approach at Chelsea which could see the club finally play the kids, and transform CFC from Premier League villains to heroes.

Today's show is sponsored by Hello Fresh. Go to http://hellofresh.com/TSS80 and use code TSS80 for $80 off your first four boxes of deliciousness.

Today's show is sponsored by Talisman Caps. Go to http://talismancaps.com and use code TOTALSOCCER10 for 10% off any order of $35 or more. Chelsea fans may be interested in this particular cap: https://talismancaps.com/collections/caps/products/blues-cap

Find Andres on Twitter: @SSBlues_CFC / https://twitter.com/SSBlues_CFC

Listen to Andres on Roman's Empire and his new pod, Student of The Game.

Aug 06 2019

1hr 17mins

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News Catch-Up: Pochettino out/Mourinho in at Spurs, Wales matter more than Madrid, Thierry Henry is taking his talents to Montreal, and much more!

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With the international break now complete and the USMNT officially discussed to the absolute extent possible, we take a look back at all the news we've missed in the last couple weeks, including:

1) Pochettino out/Jose Mourinho in at Tottenham

2) Euro qualification is nearly complete: who is in, who is out, and who still has to deal with playoffs. Plus, why aren't France seeded, how Finland earned their spot, and which things Gareth Bale loves most.

3) Maradona quits yet another job

4) Luis Enrique is back at Spain, but things aren't quite as festive as some were expecting.

5) Zlatan officially bids goodbye to MLS via a definitively Zlatan message.

And many, many more stories!

SPONSORS! Today's episode is brought to you by...

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Nov 20 2019

1hr 29mins

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Ajax v Tottenham Hotspur in-depth review

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We review Ajax v Spurs in the Champions League semi-fina second leg. No spoilers! But we get into deep detail on the tactics and the goals.

Today's show is sponsored by Policy Genius. Go to http://policygenius.com to get a great deal on life insurance and other types of insurance.

Today's show is sponsored by Hims. Go to http://forhims.com/totalsoccer to get a Hims hair-loss kit for $5 

May 08 2019

56mins

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USMNT Gold Cup preliminary roster analysis, plus listener questions

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Daryl and Taylor discuss Gregg Berhalter's preliminary 40-player roster for the 2019 Gold Cup. Who missed out? Who are the surprises?  Where does Tyler Boyd fit into the equation? All that and much more!

After that, it's on to listener questions...

1) If you could add 1 player from the 1994 USA World Cup squad to the current USMNT roster, who would it be?

2) Analyzing yet another alternative to penalties

3) Who is the best player in the world who doesn’t play in a country’s top league/ligue/lig?

4) How important is it to know the history of soccer?

5) Why did Chelsea fly to America to play a "pre-season friendly" with the New England Revolution between their final Premier League game and the Europa League final?

SPONSORS! Today's show is sponsored by...

Hims! Go to http://forhims.com/totalsoccerED to get the first month of their ED treatment for just $5.

Talisman Caps! Go to http://talismancaps.com and use code TOTALSOCCER20 for 20% off any order of $35 or more.

May 21 2019

52mins

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Weekend Review: Liverpool rally past Spurs, Pulisic nets a hat trick, the US U17s stumble in the World Cup, and the NC Courage establish a dynasty

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It's weekend review time! Ryan and Taylor discuss a wild weekend in world soccer...

1:46 - Liverpool v Tottenham

11:16 - Burnley v Chelsea

22:50 - Today's show is sponsored by SeatGeek. Download the app and use code TSS for $10 off your first ticket purchase.

26:08 - Arsenal v Crystal Palace

33:10 - Southampton v Leicester City

38:07 - Today's show is sponsored by Away, makers of thoughtful luggage for modern travel! You can check out all their offerings at http://awaytravel.com/tss and use the promo code "TSS" to get $20 off your order.

41:45 - NWSL Championship review

48:40 - USA v Senegal in the U17 World Cup

54:06 - Quick hits from the Bundesliga, La Liga, Scotland, and more! 

Oh, and here's the link to Boris Johnson careening into a child: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBt8AoLBCoo

Oct 28 2019

1hr 1min

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Best soccer movies, our 18-team European Superleague, Chicago Fire relocation and rebrand

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We open by explaining MLS' decision regarding training compensation and solidarity payments.

Then, listener questions! Timestamps below:

10:30 — What are the best soccer movies?

Since George Best won in 1968, there has been only one Ballon d’Or winner to play for an English side (Michael Owen, 2001). Why do you think this is?

23:15 — How many kids on a team is too many?

28:45 — Today's show is sponsored by Simple Contacts. Go to http://simplecontacts.com/TSS20 or use code TSS20 at checkout for $20 off your contacts.

32:07 — Which of these is most and least likely to happen in the US in the next 10 years: pro/rel, MLS switch to European schedule, college soccer switch to full spring and fall seasons.

43:05 — If we were to create a European SuperLeague, who would be in it?

56:12 — Today's show is sponsored by Ruffneck Scarves! Use code TOTALSOCCERSHOW for 20% off at http://ruffneckscarves.com

1:00:10 — What is going on with the Chicago Fire?

1:10:50 — Updated from the TSS Scouting Network

LINKS:

Ask us a question: http://totalsoccershow.com/questions

Support the show: http://totalsoccershow.com/join

To hear our pro/rel show: http://totalsoccershow.com/prorel

Apr 19 2019

1hr 15mins

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USA v Cuba review — carpool questions special

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Live from Taylor's moving automobile, we review the USMNT's big CONCACAF Nations League win over Cuba by answering some excellent listener questions from Twitter.

Today's show is sponsored by Manscaped. Go to http://manscaped.com and use code TSS for 20% off plus free shipping.

See all our advertisers and discount codes at https://www.totalsoccershow.com/advertisers

Oct 12 2019

1hr

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USMNT v Canada review: why did the US look so poor and what changes need to happen?

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Daryl and Taylor go in-depth to review the USA's disappointing/frustrating/infuriating/depressing 2-0 loss to Canada. Why would you play 2 central midfielders against 4? Why would you substitute Pulisic with the scored tied and 30 minutes to go? Was DeAndre Yedlin aware this was a game and not a pre-match scrimmage? All that, plus constructive plans for changes we want to see going forward.

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Oct 16 2019

1hr 7mins

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USMNT: very quick Cuba review and a 2020 preview

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We offer quickfire answers to 21 USMNT-themed listener questions, offering a quick look back at the USA's 4-0 win over Cuba followed by a look ahead to 2020

Today's show is sponsored by Enclosed, Policy Genius, and Manscaped

Visit http://enclosed.gifts and use code "TOTALSOCCER" for $35 off

Go to http://policygenius.com to get a life insurance quote in minutes

Click yourself to http://manscaped.com and tell them the password is TSS. You'll get 20% off the Lawnmower 2.0 plus free shipping 

Nov 20 2019

1hr 6mins

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Who should be the USMNT captain, how to support the NWSL, CONCACAF World Cup qualifying, and more listener questions

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We answer six listener questions and have a jolly good time doing so

Today's show is sponsored by Dollar Shave Club. Go to http://dollarshaveclub.com/TSS to get a starter set for $5

Today's show is sponsored by Hims. Go to http://ForHims.com/totalsoccerED to get a one-month supply for $5

Ask us a question: http://totalsoccershow.com/questions

And look out for our new show, Soccer 101, launching next week!

Jul 18 2019

1hr 2mins

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Gold Cup: USMNT v Panama review

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Wondering how we did 60+ minutes on one fairly mediocre game? Well, you'll just have to listen... but here's a quick preview.

We get into the tactical adjustments in the game, with a helpful hand from Henry Bushnell of Yahoo Sports. There's also a chat about the goal itself, who impressed, and who struggled. Here's Henry's match report

Starting around 33:12, we get into a lengthy semi-debate about what Berhalter is actually trying to do with his squad, how he wants them to think/play, and how much patience we should have for soccer that is occasionally very frustrating to watch. It's genuinely one of my favorite conversations we've had on the show, so hopefully you'll enjoy as well.

Today's show is sponsored by FBREf.com. Go to https://fbref.com/en/?utm_source=tss&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=tss-2019 to take in all the stats

Jun 27 2019

1hr 8mins

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Analyzing hypothetical new MLS roster rules w/ Sam Stejskal of The Athletic

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Taylor is joined by The Athletic's Sam Stejskal to discuss the recent article Sam wrote with Paul Tenorio that outlined their ideal alternative to the current MLS roster rules. 

Here's a link to their MLS opus: https://theathletic.com/1424561/2019/12/02/how-wed-rewrite-mlss-maddeningly-complex-roster-rules/

We get into the background for their plan, the basics of their new roster rules, and the areas that Sam finds most confusing/offputting. 

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Dec 04 2019

53mins

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Discussing all things Bundesliga w/ Manuel Veth

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With Daryl still galavanting around England, Taylor talks to Manuel Veth (Forbes, ProSoccerUSA) about a wild Bundesliga season so far. Have Bayern righted the ship, will Klinsmann work out at Hertha, how big of an impact will Tyler Adams have when he returns to Leipzig, and much much more.

We also spend some time discussing Weston McKennie and Schalke, Gio Reyna and Dortmund, and the state of the German national team as it prepares for this summer's Euros.

Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by...

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Dec 03 2019

1hr 1min

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Weekend Review w/ Ryan Bailey: City stumble again, Liverpool win again, and Messi scores a winner... again

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Ryan and Taylor break down all the action from this past weekend, including...

Newcastle v Manchester City

Liverpool v Brighton

Today's show is brought to you by SeatGeek! Use code TSS for $10 off your first ticket purchase

Tottenham v Bournemouth

Arsenal v Norwich (and United v Villa)

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Bayern Munich v Bayer Leverkusen

Atletico Madrid v Barcelona

The Euro 2020 draw is complete: who is happiest and who is going to be nervous?

Dec 02 2019

59mins

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TSS Soccer Thanksgiving Part 2: All the many, many things we're thankful for this year

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We take turns listing the things we're thankful for this year. Most are soccer related. Some are personal. Some are things like Mourinho being back at Tottenham or Sergino Dest declaring for the USMNT. It's always good to give thanks. Speaking of...

Thank you to today's sponsors!

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Nov 27 2019

49mins

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TSS Soccer Thanksgiving: Part I

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On the first installment of our Thanksgiving themed episodes, we take turns discussing a few holiday-themed questions:

1) Who are we inviting to our soccer-specific Thanksgiving?

2) What teams/players/coaches are the best representations of traditional Thanksgiving foods?

3) What are the soccer-related topics that should be off limits for any Thanksgiving celebration?

Sponsors! Today's episode is sponsored by...

Away, makers of thoughtful luggage for modern travel! You can check out all their offerings at http://awaytravel.com/tss and use the promo code "TSS" to get $20 off your order.

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Nov 26 2019

35mins

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Weekend Review w/ Ryan Bailey: Mourinho has Spurs running, City battle back against Chelsea, and roughly 38 top-flight managers are on the hot seat

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Ryan and Taylor take a look back at all the action from the weekend, including:

1) West Ham v Tottenham

2) Crystal Palace v Liverpool

3) Sheffield United v Man United

Today's show is brought to you by SeatGeek! Use code TSS for $10 off your first ticket purchase

4) Man City v Chelsea

5) Copa Libertadores Final

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6) Dortmund 3 - Paderborn 3

7) Milan 1 - Napoli 1

8) Real Madrid 3 - Sociedad 1

Nov 25 2019

1hr 6mins

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Discussing the USMNT and Americans in the Bundesliga w/ Steve Cherundolo

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Former USMNT defender Steve Cherundolo joins the show to discuss his start in Germany, Americans playing in the Bundesliga, his future aspirations, and the current state of the USMNT.

There's also a bonus segment at the end of the show (about 10 minuets) recorded in the lobby of our hotel in Frankfurt. It was after a very late night, so credit to Steve for sounding chipper throughout.

SPONSORS! Today's episode is brought to you by Feals! Makers of CBD oil for when you're a stressed out USMNT manager and you need to relax. Go to http://feals.com/TSS to 50% off your membership

Nov 23 2019

38mins

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USMNT Euro XI v MLS XI, UK work permit process, and many more listener questions

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We answer 10 listener questions. Here are the timestamps:

3:10 — If you could have any 3 Mexican or Canadian players make the switch to the US Men's National Team, who would it be and why?

8:55 — If Man City and Liverpool were forced to play an entire PL season down a man (10 men), where would they finish in the table?

13:20 — What would it take for MLS to break into USA's "Top 4" sports and make it a "Top 5?"

20:18 — Away is a sponsor! Great luggage! Visit http://awaytravel.com/TSS and use code TSS for a $20 discount

23:15 — MLS & Liga MX merger. Pros, cons? Would it be a logistical nightmare?

29:37 — If a European-based USMNT XI played an MLS-based USMNT XI, what would the score be?

36:50 — Today's show is sponsored by Manscaped! Go to http://manscaped.com and use code TSS for 20% off plus free shipping 

39:15 — How does the UK work permit process work when it comes to international caps?

43:05 — Out of Liverpool's current starting eleven, which type of player is US Soccer most and least likely to develop and why?

48:51 — What is your favorite non-goal type of play and the most memorable example or player of such?

55:20 — Today's show is sponsored by Ruffneck Scarves! Go to http://RuffneckScarves.com and use code "TOTALSOCCERSHOW" for 20% off

57:35 — For a struggling team, what are some ways you can tell if the coach or the quality of the players is the primary issue?

1:00:35 — How does Dest’s USMNT declaration affect his future transfers?

1:03:45 — What happens if you get fouled in the box while scoring?

Nov 22 2019

1hr 8mins

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USL Championship season review with Phill Grooms

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Daryl is joined by The USL Show's own Phill Grooms to review the 2019 USL Championship season, including the three standout players, a couple of coaches who impressed, that 20-game winning stream from Phoenix Rising, and how the Real Monarchs got the balance right.

Today's show is sponsored by Policy Genius! Go to http://policygenius.com and get a life insurance quote in minutes

Nov 21 2019

46mins

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News Catch-Up: Pochettino out/Mourinho in at Spurs, Wales matter more than Madrid, Thierry Henry is taking his talents to Montreal, and much more!

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With the international break now complete and the USMNT officially discussed to the absolute extent possible, we take a look back at all the news we've missed in the last couple weeks, including:

1) Pochettino out/Jose Mourinho in at Tottenham

2) Euro qualification is nearly complete: who is in, who is out, and who still has to deal with playoffs. Plus, why aren't France seeded, how Finland earned their spot, and which things Gareth Bale loves most.

3) Maradona quits yet another job

4) Luis Enrique is back at Spain, but things aren't quite as festive as some were expecting.

5) Zlatan officially bids goodbye to MLS via a definitively Zlatan message.

And many, many more stories!

SPONSORS! Today's episode is brought to you by...

Feals! Makers of CBD oil for when you're a stressed out USMNT manager and you need to relax. Go to http://feals.com/TSS to 50% off your membership

Hims! A one-stop-shop for hair loss, skincare, and sexual wellness for men. To try Hims by starting with a FREE online visit, go to ForHims.com/TOTALSOCCER

Talisman! Visit https://talismancaps.com/pages/talismangiveaway and enter to win a $100 Talisman gifts card

Nov 20 2019

1hr 29mins

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USMNT: very quick Cuba review and a 2020 preview

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We offer quickfire answers to 21 USMNT-themed listener questions, offering a quick look back at the USA's 4-0 win over Cuba followed by a look ahead to 2020

Today's show is sponsored by Enclosed, Policy Genius, and Manscaped

Visit http://enclosed.gifts and use code "TOTALSOCCER" for $35 off

Go to http://policygenius.com to get a life insurance quote in minutes

Click yourself to http://manscaped.com and tell them the password is TSS. You'll get 20% off the Lawnmower 2.0 plus free shipping 

Nov 20 2019

1hr 6mins

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USA v Cuba preview, plus 10 USMNT-centric listener questions

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On today's show, we take a look at the USMNT's Tuesday night game against Cuba. Who should start up top? What will the defensive shape look like? Should the US win this one? The answer to that last one is definitely yes, but the others require a bit more conversation.

After that, we answer 10 USMNT-centric listener questions, including:

1) What should Berhalter's game plan look like moving forward?

2) What's the percentage chance the US qualifies for Qatar?

3) Which players in the pool would most benefit from a move abroad?

And many many more! Plus, SCOUTING!

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Nov 19 2019

1hr 21mins

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USMNT v Canada: deep-dive review

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No spoilers!

We go deep on the USA's Concacaf Nations League match-up with Canada. What did the US do differently tactically, who performed best/worst, and much more!

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Nov 16 2019

1hr 8mins

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USA v Canada preview

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Gregg Berhalter's job is not on the line, tut the reputation of the USMNT is. We go deep and detailed on the must win CONCACAF Nations League game.

Timestamps:

0:15 — Hello and Daryl health update

3:40 — Earnie Stewart's public backing of Gregg Berhalter

17:15 — Get $10 off your first three months of fuboTV at http://fubotv.com/tss

22:40 — What to expect from Canada

30:40 — The USA's 23-man roster

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41:10 — Possible USMNT starting XIs

57:45 — Most frustrating possible starting XI

Listener questions:

1:02:40 — Could Berhlater play wingbacks?

1:05:20 — What does Yedlin actually offer?

1:08:29 — Is there a team out there using the same system as the USMNT?

1:11:15 — If everyone were fit and happy and available, what would our ideal starting XI look like?

Nov 14 2019

1hr 20mins

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USMNT roster reaction and why Olympic qualification is important, w/ Brian Sciaretta

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Daryl talks to Brian Sciaretta about the 23-man USMNT roster to face Canada (which may or may not feature Christian Pulisic and definitely does not feature Michael Bradley), the u23 camp that's preparing for Olympic qualification, and the wider state of the US youth national team programs.

Looking for Brian on Twitter? Here he is: https://twitter.com/BrianSciaretta

Today's show is sponsored by Enclosed. Go to http://enclosed.gifts and use code TOTALSOCCER for $35 off any multi-month gift

Also, please give our spinoff show, Soccer 101, a try. Search for Soccer 101 in your podcast app and click subscribe

Nov 12 2019

55mins

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Weekend review: Liverpool v Man City, flying Foxes, Pulisic FC, Der Klassiker

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It's Daryl filling in for Taylor and talking to Ryan Bailey on the weekend review! Timestamps:

0-1:45 — Dentistry

1:45 — Liverpool v Man City

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29:43 — Leicester City v Arsenal

39:45 — Chelsea v Crystal Palace

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55:40 — Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund

Nov 11 2019

1hr 11mins

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2019 MLS Cup Final Review: Seattle Sounders v Toronto FC

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NO SPOILERS!

Taylor and Joe Lowery are in the TUDN broadcast booth (after it was abandoned) at CenturyLink Field to break down all that happened in the 2019 MLS Cup Final.

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Nov 11 2019

49mins

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Vlatko's USWNT debut review w/ Jeff Kassouf, MLS Cup preview w/ Bobby Warshaw

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2:12 — Jeff Kasouff of The Equalizer reviews Vlatko Andonovski's debut as USWNT head coach. What's new with the team, what's stayed the same, and what does the future hold?

Read more from Jeff and his writers at https://equalizersoccer.com/ and use code CHAMPION for 40% off a one-year subscription

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24:45 — Bobby Warshaw preview MLS Cup — Seattle Sounders vs Toronto FC, with a heavy focus on tactics

45:35 — Today's show is sponsored by Dollar Shave Club. Get a $5 Ultimate Starter Set at http://dollarshaveclub.com/tss

47:19 — Bobby talks USMNT and why he's not selling his Berhalter stock

Nov 08 2019

1hr 2mins

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The most confusing USMNT roster announcement ever, analyzed and explained

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We break down one off the most confusing roster announcement in US  men's national team history.

Last week, Gregg Berhalter named 20 MLS players to camp, today he named nine European-based platers to the roster, and after Sunday's MLS Cup game he'll add another handful.

We go through all 29+ players and see what we can discern about Berhalter's plans

We also look ahead to tonight's USWNT v Sweden game, in which Vlatko Andonovski debuts as US head coach 

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Nov 07 2019

55mins

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Why is Pulisic succeeding at Chelsea? Would Jill Ellis take the USMNT job? And more listener questions ...

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We answer nine listener questions:

1. What's Pulisic doing right that he wasn't doing earlier in the season?

2. If you could bring back one former USMNT player in their prime to fix the current team, who would it be?

3. If Berhalter were fired, would Jill Ellis take the USMNT job?

4. If you were commissioner of MLS, would you focus on attracting Eurosnobs or casual American sports fans?

5. What would impact MLS more: no salary cap or pro/rel?

6. Wh are some of the best captains in the Premier League?

7. Bastian Schweinsteiger has retired. How do you view how career?

8. Why are players always carrying toiletry bags? And what's in them?

9. Which countries should be concerned abut Euro 2020 qualification?

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Nov 06 2019

1hr

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