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
We review the USA’s 2-0 win over Mexico in Columbus, which qualifies Klinsmann’s team for the 2014 World Cup. Is there a cult of Kyle Beckerman? Do you have to yell at Fabian Johnson bilingually? And who has the best ups: Eddie Johnson or Jozy Altidore? Celebrations, tactical chit-chat, and some horrible Spanish pronunciation from Daryl on this week’s show, as well as a bit of Brazilian trivia to prepare any would-be World Cup visitors, and Laura eliminates two more teams in EPL Bachelorette.
The gang reviews [deep breath] Liverpool’s win over Manchester United, Arsenal’s win over Spurs, the Richmond Kickers loss to Charlotte Eagles, the USMNT roster for Costa Rica/Mexico. All that, plus the boys have an EPL Bachelorette surprise for Laura. We also learn which TSS co-hosts do and do not watch Doctor Who.
We review Seattle vs Portland and Manchester United vs Chelsea, talk Richmond Kickers Red Army and the 99ers documentary, play some Bachelorette (in which Laura makes a SHOCKING elimination) and finish with a round of the Wikipedia Game.
Laura, Peyton, and Ryan discus the first weekend in the 2012-13 EPL season. They break down the surprise win for Aston Villa over Arsenal. Lastly, Laura eliminates three teams from the EPL Bachelorette series.
We preview the Premier League season the only way we know how … with a massive trivia contest featuring questions about every single Premier League team.
Where did Arsenal find Gedion Zelalem? How many brothers does Luis Suarez have? What are the bookmakers’ odds on Hull City winning the title? Learn all that and more on this special episode of TSS, then impress your friends with your new knowledge.
We also pick our U.S. starting XI to face Bosnia and Herzegovina on Wednesday, and introduce a new feature: “The Bachelorette: Laura picks an EPL team to support.”