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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In the second of our new Soccer Primer Series, we discuss the different ways to watch the top leagues around the world, as well as strategies for doing so. In addition, we take a look at some of our favorite soccer websites, writers, books, movies, TV shows, and publications to help shed some light on ideal ways to continue to grow your soccer knowledge.
What’s this all about? Well, towards the end of the World Cup, we invited new soccer fans to send us questions with the subject line “Primer”. To date, we’ve received (and are continuing to receive) loads of great questions covering an incredibly wide range of topics. As such, we’ve done our best to divide our answers into different episodes focusing on particular subjects. Primer #1 discussed international vs club soccer, and Primer #3 will discuss all things tactics (formations, jersey numbers, why wingbacks are important, etc). So, download, enjoy, and keep the questions coming!
In the first of our new Soccer Primer series, we discuss the differences between club and international football, including a look at the various non-World Cup international tournaments and the player transfer system that exists between clubs. And much much more.
What’s this all about? Well, towards the end of the World Cup, we invited new soccer fans to send us quetions with the subject line: Primer. “We’ll answer anything,” we said. “There are no stupid questions, only our stupid answers,” we said. And the questions arrived. Then arived some more. They’re actually still arriving.
So we’ve broken our Primer shows, in which we answer said questions, into a series. On the second Primer show, out this Monday, we’ll discuss the soccer media, which TV channels are worth your money, and which you should avoid.
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Daryl and Taylor reconvene for the final time in this World Cup cycle to break down almost every aspect of Germany’s 1-0 victory over Argentina. Topics disussed include Taylor’s epic drubbing of Daryl in the very specific predictions competition, Manuel Neuer continuing to be Manuel Neuer, Thomas Muller’s failure to have a “Muller Hello” moment, the birth locations of Mario Gotze and Andre Schurrle, and the impact this game will have on the life and legacy of Leo Messi. Plus, thank yous to our many new donors and a quick discussion of what’s to come here on the Total Soccer Show!
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