When the US plays the Czech Republic on Wednesday, they’ll very likely be up against Watford (and former West Brom) striker Matej Vydra. These highlights suggest Vydra is a) fast, and b) very fast. Expect Vydra to keep John Brooks on his toes.
Utrecht’s 18-year-old attacker Rubio Rubin has been named to the USMNT roster for the game against the Czech Republic. We found these highlights of Rubin in action for the US U-17 team while doing research to preview the game.
Highlights of FC Kansas City’s 2-1 win over Seattle Reign, as discussed on the upcoming Total Soccer Show podcast.
Daryl and Taylor make their trademark* Very Specific Predictions for two of this weekend’s Premier League games: Manchester United vs. Swansea and Liverpool vs. Southampton.
Daryl and Taylor discuss Arsenal’s 3-0 win over Manchester City in the Community Shield and Landon Donovan’s retirement. Questions answered include: Where was Yaya Toure? What does Alexis Sanchez offer Arsenal? And when did Landon Donovan score his first goal in a top-flight European league?
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We review the MLS all-Star Game, with a special focus on Pep Guardiola’s manners, and Daryl and Taylor’s specific predictions.
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The guys review what they learned from the Guinness International Champions Cup final, in which Manchester United defeated Liverpool 3-1. Taylor does his best to discuss both sides evenly, while Daryl does his best to prod his counterpart into going off on a 45-minute ramble.
After that, the guys call up Pete Brownell of Opta to help preview the MLS All-Star Game (statistical analysis ahoy), give their Very Specific Predictions for the match, and even go head-to-head in a battle of Competitive Lineup Guessing. It’s all very exciting. Click play above to listen, or here for he mp3.
What’s a Homegrown player? What is Generations Adidas? How does the Allocation Order work? Daryl has all the answers (because he researched them beforehand) as Albert and Taylor compete in the big TSS MLS quiz. We also answer all your MLS Primer questions, including some solid hipster avoidance advice.
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In our penultimate soccer primer show, we answer more questions from listseners, including: what do the numbers mean, do coaches have to announce their formation before the gane, and what’s the deal with scarves? Click play above to find out the answers.
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