What Went Wrong for the US U20s, Plus Chivas v Club America Recap

Posted on February 20th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on What Went Wrong for the US U20s, Plus Chivas v Club America Recap

On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show…

[0:00] – We quickly discuss the weekend’s FA Cup action

[3:58] – Analyzing the USA’s 1-0 loss to Panama in the U20 World Cup qualifiers. What did Tab Ramos get wrong and how does the team rebound? 

[28:06] – Today’s show is sponsored by SeatGeek. Download the (excellent) SeatGeek app and enter promo code TSS in the settings tab for a $20 rebate.

[30:09] – Recapping the somewhat crazy clash between Chivas and Club America in Liga MX.

[37:24] – Updating the TSS Scouting Network.


Goalmouth sampler — Daryl and Taylor episodes

Posted on February 20th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on Goalmouth sampler — Daryl and Taylor episodes

Give The Goalmouth a listen! It’s our other show, it’s only five minutes long, and it gives you all the soccer news every weekday morning.

If you like what you hear then please subscribe using the links on this page: http://totalsoccershow.com/the-goalmouth/

 


USMNT U20 World Cup qualifying preview w/ Will Parchman

Posted on February 17th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on USMNT U20 World Cup qualifying preview w/ Will Parchman

WARNING: Soccer nerds only beyond this point!

Daryl talks to Will Parchman of http://TopDrawerSoccer.com about the US U20 team that’s about to play in the World Cup qualifying tournament in Costa Rica.

Get some insight about the team and the players ahead of the first game, which is Saturday, Feb. 18, vs Panama ([3:30] EST on Univision Deportes)

Today’s show is sponsored by http://RuffneckScarves.com — use discount code “TOTALSOCCERSHOW” for a full 20% off ANY scarf you find there (including the official TSS “Hello and Welcome” scarf …)

Looking for Will on Twitter? His handle is @WillParchman


USMNT U20 World Cup qualifying preview w/ Will Parchman

Posted on February 17th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on USMNT U20 World Cup qualifying preview w/ Will Parchman

WARNING: Soccer nerds only beyond this point!

Daryl talks to Will Parchman of http://TopDrawerSoccer.com about the US U20 team that’s about to play in the World Cup qualifying tournament in Costa Rica.

Get some insight about the team and the players ahead of the first game, which is Saturday, Feb. 18, vs Panama ([3:30] EST on Univision Deportes)

Today’s show is sponsored by http://RuffneckScarves.com — use discount code “TOTALSOCCERSHOW” for a full 20% off ANY scarf you find there (including the official TSS “Hello and Welcome” scarf …)

Looking for Will on Twitter? His handle is @WillParchman


Listener questions: one-man teams, native language XIs, knock-off jerseys

Posted on February 16th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on Listener questions: one-man teams, native language XIs, knock-off jerseys

We open by talking about Mark Clattenburg’s big-money move to Saudi Arabia, then we get into some weird but GREAT listener questions.

[3:12] — Which player would be best to play in every position in starting XI?

[10:45] — Why are Wigan called The Latics? So … what’s a Latic?

13:16 — Get a FREE Blue Apron meal with FREE shipping by going to http://blueapron.com/TSS

[16:30] — Which native language has the best XI? For example, a Spanish-language XI or a Portuguese-language XI, or another language altogether.

[24:40] — Update on Atlanta United jersey numbers.

[27:35] — Is buying knock-off jerseys OK?

[36:05] — Today’s show is sponsored by SeatGeek. Download the (excellent) SeatGeek app and enter promo code TSS in the settings tab for a $20 rebate.

[39:08] — Updating the TSS Scouting Network, with an update on “the most impressive soccer talent to come out of Quebec in 30 years, a young … Read More »


Champions League Review: Bayern v Arsenal and PSG v Barcelona

Posted on February 15th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on Champions League Review: Bayern v Arsenal and PSG v Barcelona

On the newest Total Soccer Show…

[0:00] – We review Bayern Munich’s 5-1 demolition of Arsenal with in-studio guest/friend of the show: Pavlos! What did Wenger get wrong? Why did Coquelin think letting Robben cut inside was a good idea? How does Thomas Muller always know exactly where to be? All that and more!

[31:20] – Today’s show is sponsored by SeatGeek. Download the SeatGeek app and enter promo code “TSS” in the settings for a $20 rebate.

[33:34] – Recapping PSG’s 4-0 defeat of Barcelona: just what did the Parisians do to get things so right?

[45:24] – Updating the TSS Scouting Network.


Soccer Terminology 101: derby, numbers, false 9, double pivot, inverted wingers

Posted on February 14th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on Soccer Terminology 101: derby, numbers, false 9, double pivot, inverted wingers

In a new series, we offer up explanations of common but confusing soccer terminology. The phrases we explain on today’s show (with timestamps) …

[2:27] Derby (why is it called that and what does it mean?) 

[7:03] The Numbers (e.g., what is a #6 and a #8 and so on)

[16:40] False 9

19:22 Today’s show is sponsored by Audible! Visit http://audible.com/trynow for a free audiobook

[20:57] Double Pivot

[24:25] Inverted Winger

[27:50] Empty Bucket

[30:10] The Mixer

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Got soccer phrases you want to know about? Here’s the Google form where we’re collecting suggestions for Soccer Terminology 202: https://t.co/JqkEPyhUiz


Liverpool v Spurs Review and Americans Abroad Round-Up

Posted on February 13th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on Liverpool v Spurs Review and Americans Abroad Round-Up

On today’s Total Soccer Show…

[0:00] – Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Spurs.

[9:18] – Terrence Boyd scores against Christian Pulisic.

[15:47] – Bobby Wood puts in work for Hamburg.

[21:52] – DeAndre Yedlin drinks tea, beats Wolves.

[27:12] – Today’s show is sponsored by SeatGeek. Download the SeatGeek app and enter promo code “TSS” in the settings for a $20 rebate.

[30:18] – Updating the TSS Scouting Network.

 


Liverpool v Spurs Review and Americans Abroad Round-Up

Posted on February 13th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on Liverpool v Spurs Review and Americans Abroad Round-Up

On today’s Total Soccer Show…

[0:00] – Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Spurs.

[9:18] – Terrence Boyd scores against Christian Pulisic.

[15:47] – Bobby Wood puts in work for Hamburg.

[21:52] – DeAndre Yedlin drinks tea, beats Wolves.

[27:12] – Today’s show is sponsored by SeatGeek. Download the SeatGeek app and enter promo code “TSS” in the settings for a $20 rebate.

[30:18] – Updating the TSS Scouting Network.

 


USWNT roster for 2017 SheBelieves Cup, with Stephanie Yang

Posted on February 10th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on USWNT roster for 2017 SheBelieves Cup, with Stephanie Yang

Daryl talks to Stephanie Yang of http://www.starsandstripesfc.com (you should totally be reading that website, by the way) about the new USWNT roster, the absence of Megan Rapinoe, what Hope Solo may or may not have said, the exciting new players that Jill Ellis has included and whether or not the USWNT will play a back three.

Also discussed: the NWSL-A+E TV deal, the latest on CBA negotiations, and that big (big $) Carli Lloyd transfer rumor.

Follow Stephanie on Twitter: @thrace

Today’s show is sponsored by SeatGeek. Download the SeatGeek app and enter promo code “TSS” in the settings for a $20 rebate. Daryl recommends using that money to see either the SheBelieves Cup in March or Morrissey in April.

 


USMNT — Domestic XI v. Foreign XI, who wins? (and other listener questions)

Posted on February 9th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on USMNT — Domestic XI v. Foreign XI, who wins? (and other listener questions)

Is there a soccer phrase or a piece of soccer terminology that you’d like us to explain? Let us know via this form: https://t.co/JqkEPyhUiz

On today’s show:

[2:26] — If an MLS-based USMNT XI played against a foreign-based USMNT XI, who would win?

[16:41] — What is the best XI for the USMNT to play in World Cup qualifiers right now?

[28:45] — Authentic jerseys vs replica jerseys, which one should a soccer fan buy?

[38:00] — Reports from the TSS Scouting Network, with updates on Julian Green, Ousmane Dembele, Josh Perez and more …

TODAY’S SPONSOR is Audible. Go to http://audible.com/trynow for a free audiobook.

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USMNT January Camp Review with Alexi Lalas

Posted on February 8th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on USMNT January Camp Review with Alexi Lalas

On today’s episode of The Total Soccer Show, Taylor called up Alexi Lalas (who was in a good mood despite being stuck in LA traffic) to discuss the USA’s January camp. Were we too harsh on Jordan Morris? How does an Arena Camp compare to a Klinsmann Camp? When does Michael Bradley become frustrating? All that and more courtesy of Mr. Lalas.

Today’s show is sponsored by RUFFNECK SCARVES. Visit http://RuffneckScarves.com and use coupon code “TOTALSOCCERSHOW” to get 20% off ANY scarf in the shop!

Subscribe to our other podcast, The Goalmouth, via the links at the top of this page: https://whatahowler.com/the-goalmouth-podcast-ac8add79d0c8#.jjikho5pr and enter The Goalmouth podcast contest to win a free WhoAreYaDesigns t-shirt! Subscribe here –> https://whatahowler.com/the-goalmouth-podcast-ac8add79d0c8#.fs8ie6bvu (links at top of page)


2017 Africa Cup of Nations: Reviewing the Final with Taimour Lay

Posted on February 7th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on 2017 Africa Cup of Nations: Reviewing the Final with Taimour Lay

On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show, Taylor calls up The Africa Report’s Taimour Lay to discuss Cameroon’s dramatic victory in the AFCON Final. Other topics in the conversation include the future of African World Cup qualifying, the future of the Cameroon team, and Gianni Infantino’s preferred sofa accommodations.

Today’s show is sponsored by SeatGeek. Download the SeatGeek app, open the settings tab, and enter promo code TSS to get a $20 rebate on your first ticket purchase.

Enter The Goalmouth podcast contest to win a free WhoAreYaDesigns t-shirt, subscribe here –> https://whatahowler.com/the-goalmouth-podcast-ac8add79d0c8#.fs8ie6bvu (links at top of page)


Jordan Morris’ goal, Eden Hazard’s hips, Romelu Lukaku’s perfect game for Everton

Posted on February 6th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on Jordan Morris’ goal, Eden Hazard’s hips, Romelu Lukaku’s perfect game for Everton

We picked today’s show topics by popular demand. A lot of people wanted us to take a second look at Jordan Morris’ goal for the USMNT v Jamaica, so we do exactly that, starting at [1:30] in.

At [12:45], we talk Chelsea’s win over Arsenal with a focus on that very special Eden Hazard dribble and goal. Francis Coquelin should skip this segment.

At [24:34] — Today’s show is sponsored by SeatGeek. Download the SeatGeek app, open the settings tab, and enter promo code TSS to get a $20 rebate on your first ticket purchase.

At [27:10], we celebrate the perfection that was Romelu Lukaku’s four goals and one assist performance for Everton this weekend.

At [35:35] we update the TSS Scouting Network, wth news on all the up and comers, including Emerson Hyndman, Kelly Acosta, and Gabriel Jesus.


USMNT v Jamaica Review: Are We Ready for World Cup Qualifying?

Posted on February 4th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on USMNT v Jamaica Review: Are We Ready for World Cup Qualifying?

We review the USA’s 1-0 victory over Jamaica, and ponder whose stock is up, whose is down, and whose remained “meh.” We also discuss the shift in tactics between the Serbia game and Friday’s match, Benny Feilhaber’s evolving approach, and Jorge Villafana’s rise up the depth chart.

Today’s show is sponsored by RUFFNECK SCARVES. Visit http://RuffneckScarves.com and use coupon code “TOTALSOCCERSHOW” to get 20% off ANY scarf you see…. and that includes the official “Hello and welcome … ” Total Soccer Show scarf!


USA v Jamaica preview, new MLS team names, NWSL’s new partner

Posted on February 2nd, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on USA v Jamaica preview, new MLS team names, NWSL’s new partner

We start by discussing the NWSL’s new deal with A+E Networks, move on to preview the USMNT v Jamaica game, get silly when discussing new names for MLS teams, and close with the TSS Scouting Network.

SPONSORS:

SeatGeek — download the SeatGeek app and enter promo code TSS for a $20 rebate on your first ticket purchase.

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The Best Transfers of the January Window (Post-Deadline Day Reactions)

Posted on February 1st, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on The Best Transfers of the January Window (Post-Deadline Day Reactions)

On today’s episode…

[1:27] – David Luiz is both sneaky and good when it comes to free kicks.

[3:47] – Discussing our favorite moves of the January window.

27:25 – Today’s show is also sponsored by Blue Apron. Got to http://BlueApron.com/TSS to get your first THREE MEALS FREE with FREE SHIPPING.

[30:18] – Continuing with our discussion of the best moves of the January Transfer Window.

[47:14] – Updating the TSS Scouting Network, featuring Americans, Spaniards, and Jesus.

Today’s show is also sponsored by Mack Weldon: fabric like nothing you’ve worn before! So go to MackWeldon.com and use the promo code “TSS” to get 20% off any order!


Another look at USA v Serbia, with Matt Doyle

Posted on January 31st, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on Another look at USA v Serbia, with Matt Doyle

Daryl talks to Matt Doyle about the USMNT’s 0-0 draw with Serbia, weighing the pros and cons of Bruce Arena’s first game back in charge and looking ahead to the USMNT v Jamaica game on Friday.

Today’s show is sponsored buy SeatGeek. Download the SeatGeek app, open the settings tab, and enter promo code TSS to get $20 off your first ticket purchase.  


Goalmouth sampler — introducing Ryan Bailey

Posted on January 31st, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on Goalmouth sampler — introducing Ryan Bailey

Did you know we have a second podcast? It’s called The Goalmouth and of our co-hosts is the very talented Ryan Bailey.

Take a listen and, if you like what you hear, please subscribe to The Goalmouth via iTunes or the podcatcher of your choice.


USMNT v Serbia Review: More Positives Than You’d Expect

Posted on January 30th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on USMNT v Serbia Review: More Positives Than You’d Expect

On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show…

[0:00] – We recap the USA’s 0-0 draw with Serbia, and pick out our favorite moments from what was (on the surface) an uneventful game. We answer the burning questions like… Were there signs of growth and direction? Is the team under Arena better than it was under Klinsmann? Why does Michael Bradley attract such dislike? Is Darlington Nagbe the wonderful ball of perfection that we all hope he is?

[47:48] – Today’s show is brought to you by SeatGeek. Download the SeatGeek app and enter “TSS” in the settings tab to get a $20 rebate!

[48:53] – Updating the TSS Scouting Network: a baby Nats special: Tim Weah, Josh Sargent, Junior Flores, Emerson Hyndman, and Marco Farvan all get mentions.


USMNT v Serbia preview — what we want to see

Posted on January 27th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on USMNT v Serbia preview — what we want to see

Daryl and Taylor preview Bruce Arena’s first game back in charge of the US Men’s National Team by highlighting what we’ll be looking for in Sunday’s game against Serbia. We also have a go at picking our preferred starting XI. 

Today’s show is sponsored by the sexy sexy people at SeatGeek. Download the SeatGeek app and enter promo code “TSS” to get a $20 rebate on your first ticket purchase. Including a ticket to the US v Serbia game.

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2017 Africa Cup of Nations with Taimour Lay

Posted on January 26th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on 2017 Africa Cup of Nations with Taimour Lay

[3:50] – Talking Africa Cup of Nations with Taimour Lay, who’s on the ground in Gabon covering the tournament. We discuss political unrest in the host nation, the big names that have already been eliminated, and what to expect in the knockout round.

15:01 – Today’s show is brought to you by… AUDIBLE: Go to http://audible.com/trynow for a 30-day free trial, which means one free audiobook.

[16:28] – Previewing the knockout round fixtures of the 2017 AFCON in a bit more detail.

[32:52] – Updating the TSS Scouting Network.


Talking USMNT U17s with Head Coach John Hackworth

Posted on January 25th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on Talking USMNT U17s with Head Coach John Hackworth

We open by discussing Jorge Villafaña’s call-up to USMNT January camp, then we (starting at [5:55]) we answer a listener question about the pros and cons of a CONCACAF-CONMEBOL merger and how it could impact the USMNT.

At [20:52] — Today’s show is sponsored by SeatGeek.

Download the SeatGeek app, enter promo code “TSS” and you’ll get $20 off your first ticket purchase.

At [24:24] — Daryl talks to USMNT U17 Head Coach John Hackworth about everything that happens at the Residency Program in Bradenton, Florida, preparing for U17 World Cup qualification, and the style of play Hackworth and U20 Head Coach Tab Ramos are implementing.

At [1:02:12] we update the TSS Scouting Network, with reports on Chris Durkin, Timothy Weah and many more.


European SuperLeague, USWNT players leaving the NWSL

Posted on January 24th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on European SuperLeague, USWNT players leaving the NWSL

At the top of the show we discuss the possibility of the Caribbean Football Union leaving CONCACAF and what that would do to soccer in the region.

At [12:20] we discuss the possibility (and lay out some potential plans) for a European Super League. Don’t hate us — Ira made us do it.

At [25:15] — Today’s show is sponsored by SeatGeek. Down the SeatGeek app and enter promo code “TSS” in the settings tab for a $20 rebate.

[27:50] — We discuss the recent moves of NWSL players Alex Morgan, Crystal Dunn and Heather O’Reilly to Europe, and ponder why it’s happening and what it all means.

40:10 — Today’s show is also sponsored by Blue Apron. Got to http://BlueApron.com/TSS to get your first THREE MEALS FREE with FREE SHIPPING.

[42:30] — The TSS Scouting Network, with updates on Gedion Zelalem, Emerson Hyndman and many many more.


Goalmouth sampler: Christian Pulisic’s new contract

Posted on January 24th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on Goalmouth sampler: Christian Pulisic’s new contract

Need more TSS in your life?

This is a sample episode of The Goalmouth, our companion podcast. Take a listen and, if you like what you hear, please subscribe and get double the soccer goodness every week.