With Daryl abroad, Taylor called up ESPNFC’s Jeff Carlisle to discuss the current situation with the MLS CBA talks, as well as how far apart the two sides are, where we go from here, and how likely it is that the season kicks off next Friday.

On the newest episode of the Total Soccer Show…

00:00 – 4:40 : Julia Green’s Non-Demotion Demotion

4:41 – 11:11 : Discussing the USWNT’s 1-0 victory over England

11:12 – Close : Answering your listener questions, including Financial Fair Play, why some men wear short shorts, the hipsterness of soccer jersey selection, and why sports terminology can be problematic.

Here’s what’s on the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show:

00:00 – 39:50 : USA v Panama Review and Analysis
39:51 – 46:35 : USA v France Discussion
46:36 – 49:52 : African Cup of Nations Final Recap (Penalties on Penalties on Penalties)
49:53 – 56:36 : Spurs v Arsenal/Harry Kane Lovefest
56:37 – 1:04:44 : Atletico Madrid’s Destruction of Real Madrid
1:04:45 – Finish : Brian Williams-Inspired Corrections

Here’s what’s on the new soccer podcast:

(0:00 – 37:15) USMNT vs Chile review, featuring questions from Total Soccer Show listeners and a list of “things we learned” from the game.

(37:15 – end) Chelsea vs Man City preview, featuring some very specific predictions.

Here’s what’s on the new Total Soccer Show podcast:

(0:00–10:30) Is the USMNT’s Jozy Altidore worth $6m per season? And is he done developing?

(10:30–20:30) Man City vs Arsenal review

(20:30–23:30) The brilliant story of Celtic fan Jay Beatty

(23:30–end) Listener questions, including: How does EPL prize money work? Why is it an FA Cup “tie?” Can only FA Cup-winning teams display triangular corner flags? Is Alexis Sanchez better at Barcelona or Arsenal? What’s gone wrong with Everton?

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(0:00 – 16:54) Daryl and Taylor discuss Jozy Altidore’s likely move to Toronto FC and Mix Diskerud official move tp New York City FC.

(16:55 – 30:38) Iain Macintosh makes his first appearance on the show to discuss his new site The Set Pieces, as well as his thoughts on why the Ballon d’Or is more akin to a popularity contest than an official award.

(30:38 – 36:39) Specific predictions for the upcoming clash between Manchester City and Arsenal.

(36:40 – Finish) Listener emails, guerilla marketing, and tattooed babies.

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(0:00 – 17:30) Daryl and Taylor each pick the three players they’re most excited to see called up for US Men’s National Team January camp.

(17:30 -23:20) Jozy Altidore’s possible return to Major League Soccer.

(23:20 – end) Listener questions, including: What does it mean to play on the break? Is Frank Lampard Schrodinger’s footballer? Would Leo Messi fit in Chelsea’s system? What is Merseyside? Why Kyle Walker? Is Jordan Morris hindering the USMNT?

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On the first show of the new year, Daryl and Taylor discuss the major news stories that broke during their hiatus: Gedion Zelalem gaining his US citizenship (making him eligible for the USMNT), Steven Gerrard announcing his intention to play in MLS, and Manchester City deciding to keep Frank Lampard in Manchester rather than New York. Plus, the guys tackle listener questions, featuring raised hands, flowing locks and comparative salary distribution.

We talk Liverpool vs Arsenal, Per Mertesacker, the pros and cons of zonal marking, jazz trios, Brek Shea, DeAndre Yedlin and DC United’s stadium deal.

Daryl and Taylor get on the line to discuss the big news from this week, including Alexi Lalas’ move from ESPN to FOX, the Champions League knockout round draw (and Taylor’s hipster excitement for one match in particular), and DaMarcus Beasley’s retirement from the US National Team. After that, the guys give their specific predictions for this weekend’s match between Liverpool and Arsenal. The success of the recent live show and potential future performances also merit mentioning.