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

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

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. Ruffneck Scarves! Use code "TOTALSOCCERSHOW" for 20% off any scarf in the store. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 8mins

2 Oct 2019

Rank #1

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

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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 19mins

8 Jul 2019

Rank #2

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USMNT vs Costa Rica review, plus: our favorite moments from USWNT v Panama

Lost to discuss from the USMNT's 1-0 win over Costa Rica. We look at the team's attacking and defensive shape, the patterns of play we saw successfully implemented, the individual performances of players like Jesus Ferreira and Ulysses Llanez, and plenty more.Starting at 46:30, we take a look at the USWNT's 8-0 win over Panama. It was all a little too easy for the US because Panama provided way too much space to play into, but we highlight the moments we enjoyed, including little bits of magic from Tobin Heath, Emily Sonnett, and Rose Lavelle. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

57mins

2 Feb 2020

Rank #3

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Could Christian Pulisic win the Ballon d'Or? What's the best festive-themed XI? And more listener questions ...

There's one Wall Street Journal article, two ads, and 11 listener questions on today's show. Here are the timestamps: 00:00 — Discussing Rachel Bachman's WSJ article about how the US Soccer Federation is being run. Link to article: https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-soccer-federations-struggles-deepen-11575567787 13:15 — What does "Kop" mean at football grounds in England? 16:08 — Could Christian Pulisic one day win the Ballon D'Or? 20:28 — Are we being too harsh on Berhalter for having his "group"? Haven't other USMNT coaches had the same criticism? 27:17 — Today's show sponsored by Hello Fresh. Go to http://hellofresh.com/tss9 and use code TSS9 for nine meals free 29:40 — Why don't people mention Juan Pablo Angel more as being one of the true elite players to help build MLS? 33:03 — Has the application of VAR in the EPL has been rougher than in other leagues? And if so, why? 38:25 — What’s is the most festive starting eleven you can make in the Christmas tree formation? 42:10 — Today's show is sponsored by Talisman Caps! Use code TOTALSOCCER10 for 10% off at http://talismancaps.com 44:15 — Which USMNT player, or players', injury/injuries do you think had the greatest impact on putting us on the path to where the men's national team is now? 50:55 — How do you view Samuel Eto’o’s career and where does he rank in top African footballers? 58:45 — Would PSG actually benefit from an equivalent-size takeover of a rival team in Ligue 1? 1:03:10 — With negotiations between MLS and MLSPA taking place this winter, what do you think are the main things a collective bargaining agreement needs to have to help the league move forward? 1:10:01 — How are UK citizens allocated to national teams? They all have a UK passport, but they play for England, Scotland, Wales, or Nothern Ireland. How does this work? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 15mins

6 Dec 2019

Rank #4

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Our USMNT roster for September's games vs Mexico and Uruguay

We pick our roster for September's games SPONSORS: Hello Fresh! Go to http://hellofresh.com/TSS80 and use code TSS80 for $80 off your first four boxes. Postmates! Download the iOS or Android app for free and then use code SOCCER for 100 USD of free delivery credit in your first seven days SOCCER 101 Listen to our new show! Easy subscription links here: https://www.totalsoccershow.com/soccer101 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 9mins

21 Aug 2019

Rank #5

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

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: Get $10 off your first three months of fuboTV via http://fubotv.com/tss Get your Hims hair kit for $5 at http://forhims.com/totalsoccer Get 10% off at http://talismancaps.com with code TOTALSOCCER10  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 32mins

23 Oct 2019

Rank #6

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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

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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 2mins

28 Oct 2019

Rank #7

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

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 12mins

7 Sep 2019

Rank #8

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USMNT v Canada: deep-dive review

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! Sponsors! Today's show is sponsored by... ExpressVPN! Visit http://expressvpn.com/soccer to get three months free with a one year subscription Ruffneck Scarves! Go to http://RuffneckScarves.com and use code TOTALSOCCERSHOW for a 20% discount Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 8mins

16 Nov 2019

Rank #9

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Picking a USMNT 2022 World Cup roster, with Matt Doyle

Matt Doyle recently published a nice, long story for MLSSoccer.com, detailing his predicted/daydreamed US Men's National Team 2022 World Cup roster. So Daryl asked Matt to discuss the reasoning behind his picks, and the notable omissions. It's an episode full of youthful optimism and looking ahead to better times.Read Matt's story, here: https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2020/04/09/armchair-analyst-blue-sky-daydreaming-about-2022-us-mens-national-teamTSS is sponsored by Remarkably Remote. Listen via the podcast app you're using right now, or via this url: GoToMeeting.com/tipsToday's episode is sponsored by Policy Genius. Go to PolicyGenius.com and you could save $1500 on life insurance. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 4mins

10 Apr 2020

Rank #10

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Who makes a combined USMNT-Wales XI? Who is the USWNT's best player? Which relegation-threatened EPL players would you buy? Plus: SheBelieves review

It's a listener question special with a USWNT v England chaser! Here are your timestamps:0:25 — Ronaldinho did what???2:05 — Who makes a combined USMNT and Wales XI?9:45 — Who are some players from Premier League relegation-threatened teams that may get a transfer?18:55 — How do you determine a team's "best" player? And who is the USWNT's best player?22:25 — Today's show is sponsored by PolicyGenius. Go to http://www.policygenius.com to get a life insurance quote in minutes23:30 — Is it Wins-Draws-Losses? Or Wins-Losses-Draws?26:24 — Does a ref have to wait until a player stands up before they can issue a card?29:15 — Are you still a one-club man if you spent a season on loan?36:00 — Are the top tier Premier League clubs getting worse, or are the lower tier clubs getting better?41:00 — Has this off-season in MLS seen the greatest uptick of talent joining the league?45:35 — USWNT v England SheBelieves Cup review56:35 — Updates from the TSS Scouting NetworkGot a question for us? Send it to http://totalsoccershow.com/questions Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 6mins

6 Mar 2020

Rank #11

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

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) Today's show is brought to you by Hims! Get a free trial by going to http://forhims.com/totalsoccerED 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? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

59mins

2 Dec 2019

Rank #12

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USMNT Gold Cup roster reaction and analysis w/ Bobby Warshaw

Taylor is joined by Bobby Warshaw to discuss the USA's loss to Jamaica, as well as why our guest thinks maybe we should all calm down about Duane Holmes just a little bit. After that, we go deep on Berhalter's roster, and also attempt to figure out what the US will do in the Gold Cup, how players can improve their national team standing, and why Josh Sargent didn't make the cut. In the middle of that chat, you'll hear from Daryl Grove! He and Taylor discuss which Americans have the most to gain/lose in the coming transfer window.  SPONSORS! Today's show is brought to you by... Hello Fresh! — Go to http://hellofresh.com/TSS80 and enter code TSS80 for $80 off WIX! Build your website for free by going to http://wix.com/TSS1 and use code TSS1 to get 10% off when you upgrade to premium. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 16mins

6 Jun 2019

Rank #13

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USA v Cuba review — carpool questions special

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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr

12 Oct 2019

Rank #14

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Man City Champions League ban, Pulisic v Reyna, and more listener questions

Daryl and Taylor discuss the breaking news that Manchester City have been handed a Champions League ban for the next two seasons. What happened, what might happen, and what still remains unclear? After that, they answer 10 listener questions. Who has the higher ceiling: Gio Reyna or Christian Pulisic? Now that the WNT has qualified for Tokyo, who’s in our 18 player squads? Why is the Milan Derby called the "Derby della Madonnina?" Which foreign players should NWSL teams spend allocation money on? What are some other strangely worded or specifically written soccer contracts? What are our thoughts on the US men's union's statement in support of the women's CBA legal fight? Why is there a 3pm TV broadcast blackout in England?  How is Wayne Rooney doing at Derby and what do his performances tell us about the standard of MLS vs the Championship? What are the reasons for US Soccer Twitter and Reddit seeming to still dislike Berhalter? Why isn't there more player movement from USL to MLS from teams that aren’t affiliates? SPONSORS!QUIP! Go to http://getquip.com/listen to get your first refill freeHIMS! Go to http://forhims.com/totalsoccer for your first month freeManscaped! Check out the new Lawn Mower 3.0 and get 20% off PLUS free Shipping with the code TSS at Manscaped.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 28mins

14 Feb 2020

Rank #15

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Why did US Soccer shut down the Development Academy? What happened to Mario Götze? Why could no-one stop Arjen Robben?

It's a listener question special! Here are the timestamps and questions:2:40 — Why did US Soccer shut down the Development Academy? What does it mean for soccer in America? Is this a good thing or bad thing or somewhere in the middle?24:25 — What has gone wrong with Mario Götze's career?32:30 — What would it take for Borussia Dortmund to Bundesliga title favorites?36:20 — Why doesn't Berlin have a dominant team despite being the largest city?39:40 — If you could drop 3 current USMNT players into the same squad in a top 5 European league, who would you choose and where would you play them?51:30 — Why could no one stop Arjen Robben from doing the one thing he was famous for? Here's a clip of Robben scoring the same goal, many times: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoZ4jhE_FVw&59:55 — What characters or combination of characters from your favorite TV shows are you two most closely aligned with?SPONSORS!Find the Remarkably Remote microcast at GoToMeeting.com/tipsUse code "soccer" for a 10% discount at TheBlackTux.comUse TSS for 20% off at Manscaped.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 12mins

17 Apr 2020

Rank #16

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Which 5 people are most important to USMNT World Cup qualification? Can England replace Harry Kane? (and many more listener questions)

00:00 — Daryl's solo take on the US Soccer CEO news3:45 — Overview of the new MLS CBA14:45 — The Court of Arbitration for Sport's final ruling on whether or not FIFA should force the US to implement pro/rel 18:40 — Should New York Red Bulls fans be happy or worried that Wolves' Kevin Thelwell has been named head of sport?27:10 — Given Harry Kane's fitness issues, does England's best starting XI at the Euros still have him playing up top? What are some alternatives?35:10 — Can Erling Haaland play in the Champions League for Dortmund this year having played for RB Salzburg?36:20 — The Norwegian men's team hasn't been good for a while. Is Erling Haaland part of a new generation or a one-off for a team that is mediocre?41:20 — Today's show is sponsored by Simple Contacts. Get $20 off if you visit http://simplecontacts.com/tss20 and use code tss2044:30 — I’ve heard a few people say that Arturo Vidal isn’t a Barcelona player. What exactly is a Barcelona player? (Also: Leo Messi drama!)53:40 — Would a tennis-style challenge system fix VAR?59:20 — Who are the five most important people in the USMNT's World Cup qualification campaign?1:13:30 — Updates from the TSS Scouting Network Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 27mins

7 Feb 2020

Rank #17

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

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. Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Dollar Shave Club! Scrub away the sadness from this loss with their Ultimate Starter Set for $5 at http://dollarshaveclub.com/TSS Talisman Caps! Relive happier times with their vintage vault, and get 10% off any order of $35 or more with code TOTALSOCCER10 at http://talismancaps.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 8mins

16 Oct 2019

Rank #18

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Gio Reyna's USMNT call up, NWSL hires commissioner, Dest to Bayern, Sturridge's losing gamble, and more news you might have missed

This show has it all! CONCACAF Champions League updates, teenagers getting confirmed call ups to the USMNT, the NWSL hiring a commissioner, Daniel Sturridge offering ill-advised gambling advice, Belgium and Netherlands attempting to merge their top tiers, and all the other news from the past month that we wished we'd talked about didn't find time ... until now.Today's show is sponsored by PolicyGenius. Go to http://policygenius.com to get a life insurance quote in minutes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

54mins

3 Mar 2020

Rank #19

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Specific Predictions for 2020, plus: USMNT roster reaction

It's the last show of the year! We open with a quick look at the USMNT January camp roster, which featured a couple of exciting surprises. Starting at 11:35, we get into our predictions for 2020. Will Leo Messi lift a trophy with Argentina? Will the USWNT win Olympic gold? Will the USMNT U23s qualify for the Olympics? How will Erling Braut Haaland change Borussia Dortmund? Who will Mikel Arteta sign for Arsenal? Which American will win a Bundesliga? And plenty more ... Today's show is sponsored by Ruffneck Scarves. Use the discount code TOTALSOCCESHOW for 20% off at http://RuffneckScarves.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 3mins

31 Dec 2019

Rank #20