Who is the next big Designated Player coming to MLS? We make some suggestions. How did Jozy, Deuce and ArJo do this weekend? We let you know. How can David Moyes fix Manchester United? What laws of the game would you change? And will American Soccer Now’s John Godfrey be keeping Michael Bradley at the top of his ASN 100 rankings?
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We talk Clint Dempsey vs Jozy Altidore, Geoff Cameron vs Luis Suarez, Michael Bradley to TFC, Jason Puncheon’s PK. Cheick Tiote’s disallowed strike, Cristiano Ronaldo’s Ballon d’Or win, watch some Eusebio footage, debate the leaked USMNT jersey and play the Wikipedia Game. All in less than an hour.
With 2014 upon us and two new clubs (NYC FC and Orlando City FC) slated to join MLS next year, Josh, Taylor, and Laura sit down to discuss what city would be the next best expansion city. We debate possible stadiums, fan support, and of course, important categories like best tourist attraction and celebrity spokesperson.
The gang reviews MLS Cup 2013, going through Real Salt Lake’s list of “what ifs” (e.g. What if Aurélien Collin had been sent off for all those fouls on Robbie Findley? What if Sebastián Velásquez hadn’t taken his penalty-kick in slow motion?)
They also take a good long look at World Cup Group G. Laura is terrified, Ryan is feeling confident, Daryl tries to decide who’s right. The show closes with the return of the Wikipedia Game, featuring players from Group G.
Who should neutrals support in MLS Cup 2013? TSS will help you decide as the gang debates the merits of Sporting Kansas City and Real Salt Lake across seven different categories, including: which team has the best coach, best playing style, best USMNT player?
Daryl argues for RSL, Laura represents Sporting KC, and Ryan sits in the hosting chair to arbitrate.
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To celebrate 100 years of U.S. Soccer, Daryl and Ryan compete to draft the best possible U.S. men’s national team of all time. Who will choose the best XI? Listen to find out, and then go to totalsoccershow.com/draft to vote.
Daryl talks to Liviu Bird, resident tactical expert at AmericanSoccerNow.com and NBC Pro Soccer Talk. In their 40-minute chat, Liviu also discusses soccer in Alaska and how being a goalkeeper gave him a better appreciation of tactics.
How does the USA keeping Mexico in the World Cup affect US-Mexico soccer relations? And which US World Cup roster bubble players helped/hurt themselves against Panama? We also look at Egypt’s defeat to Ghana and England’s win over Poland before closing with the Wikipedia Game.
Daryl, Josh, and Laura talk about the future of American Soccer. We pick the top USMNT prospects who are all 23 or under and have 0 caps for the full national team. Vote below to pick the starting XI. Think we missed someone? Click “Other” in the poll and add your guy as a write-in candidate.
Laura, Taylor and Daryl each pick a soccer team of their favorite TV characters, featuring everyone from Ron Swanson to the Smoke Monster to Sterling Archer. Listen to the show then help pick a final XI at http://totalsoccershow.com/tv