Tim Howard’s comments about USMNT dual-nationals, plus: USL President Jake Edwards on why D2 sanctioning matters

Posted on January 19th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on Tim Howard’s comments about USMNT dual-nationals, plus: USL President Jake Edwards on why D2 sanctioning matters

Daryl opens the show with a TERRIBLE impression of Kristen Wiig.

Starting at [2:30], we discuss Tim Howard’s controversial comments regarding dual-national US national team players, putting the whole thing in context and offering a couple of different interpretations.

15:45 Today’s show is sponsored by RUFFNECK SCARVES (seriously, they’re great, buy a scarf!). Visit http://RuffneckScarves.com and use coupon code “TOTALSOCCERSHOW” to get 20% off ANY scarf you see. Even the official “Hello and welcome … ” Total Soccer Show scarf.

[17:30] Daryl interviews Jake Edwards, the President of the newly Division 2-sanctioned USL. We talk about Jake’s career, how he came to be USL president, the D-2 sanctioning process, and USL’s plans for the future.

[40:08] Updates from the TSS Scouting Network, including young Americans, Bayern’s new centerback, and a new Brazilian arrival at Man City.


Defensive mids, pro/rel and editorial decisions with Howler magazine’s George Quraishi (plus: how to pitch a soccer story)

Posted on January 19th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on Defensive mids, pro/rel and editorial decisions with Howler magazine’s George Quraishi (plus: how to pitch a soccer story)

Daryl sits down with Howler magazine’s George Quraishi to discuss the many many decisions (and many many Google Chrome tabs) that go into publishing an issue of the magazine.

George explains how he selects stories, how he assigns them to writers, and offers some really good do-and-don’t advice to aspiring soccer writers.

The conversation also covers defensive midfielders, the pro/rel debate and plenty more. Subscribe to Howler here: https://shop.howlermagazine.com/

Today’s sponsors:

SEATGEEK: Download the app and enter “TSS” in the settings tab for $20 off your first ticket purchase.

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Diego Costa’s Bad Back, Alternate 48 Team World Cup Ideas, and the Merits of Reddit

Posted on January 17th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on Diego Costa’s Bad Back, Alternate 48 Team World Cup Ideas, and the Merits of Reddit

On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show…

[0:00] – What’s going on with Diego Costa/Chelsea and Dmitri Payet/West Ham.

[5:28] – Bruce Arena was mic’ed up for his second first USMNT practice session.

[10:46] – Listener proposals for an alternate 48-team World Cup.

19:23 – Today’s show is sponsored by Blue Apron! Use the code “TSS” at http://BlueApron.com to get your first three meals free.

[21:22] – Answering listener questions: why are wages reported in weeks instead of annual amounts, what are the benefits of using Reddit for soccer content, and did the 2016 Puskas Award go to the right goal?

[38:00] – Today’s show is sponsored by SeatGeek. Download the SeatGeek app and enter “TSS” in the settings tab for $20 off your first purchase.

[40:25] – Updating the TSS Scouting Network.


How Everton Attacked Manchester City and What Happened to Pogba in United v Liverpool

Posted on January 16th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on How Everton Attacked Manchester City and What Happened to Pogba in United v Liverpool

Today’s show is brought to you by…

Mack Weldon! It’s the January window, which means it’s cold and it’s time to buy stuff. Get 20% off any Mack Weldon item of clothing by using coupon code “TSS” at http://MackWeldon.com

[3:01] – Everton 4-Manchester City 0: How were Everton so successful? What went wrong for City? Did Pep get Incepted?

[34:31] – Manchester United 1-Liverpool: What was Paul Pogba doing on that corner? Did Wayne Rooney do enough to stave off a move to China? Is Adam Lallana the most physically fit man in all the land?

[48:03] – Today’s show is also sponsored by SeatGeek. Download the SeatGeek app and enter “TSS” in the settings tab for $20 off your first purchase.

51:14 – Updating the TSS Scouting Network… and here’s a link to that, erm, phallic image we discussed: https://whatahowler.com/heracles-groundskeeper-leaves-giant-snow-penis-on-the-pitch-during-eredivisie-match-d808ae5588bd#.993xloir3


Discussing Soccer Broadcasting with ESPN’s Julie Stewart-Binks

Posted on January 13th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on Discussing Soccer Broadcasting with ESPN’s Julie Stewart-Binks

With Daryl out of town, Taylor called up ESPN’s Julie Stewart-Binks to discuss the start of her broadcasting career, the tricks of the trade when it comes to sideline reporting, and why she chose to move from FOX to ESPN. 

Today’s sponsor is… Audible! Go to http://audible.com/trynow for a 30-day trial!


Soccer stats and analytics with Ted Knutson (in which Ted explains Expected Goals to Daryl)

Posted on January 12th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on Soccer stats and analytics with Ted Knutson (in which Ted explains Expected Goals to Daryl)

Daryl talks to Ted Knutson of Stats Bomb about Ted’s career in soccer analytics, which stats media and fans should ignore and which they should pay more attention to, and also a full explanation of Expected Goals.

Find more of Ted’s work at http://StatsBomb.com

Today’s show is sponsored by Blue Apron (yep, new sponsor!). Use code “TSS” at http://BlueApron.com to get your first three meals free.


How To Decode A Transfer Rumor

Posted on January 11th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on How To Decode A Transfer Rumor

Today’s show is brought to you by…

Mack Weldon! It’s the January window, which means it’s cold and it’s time to buy stuff. Get 20% off any Mack Weldon item of clothing by using coupon code “TSS” at http://MackWeldon.com

On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show… 

[2:17] – How to break down/decode a transfer rumor in order to separate fact from fiction.

[21:59] – Daryl and Taylor discuss their favorite rumors from the January window, and do a little rumor-mongering of their own.

[42:05] – Today’s show is also sponsored by SeatGeek. Download the SeatGeek app and enter “TSS” in the settings tab for $20 off your first purchase.

[44:54] – Updating the TSS Scouting Network, featuring Kekuta Manneh and his US Citizenship!

 


The pros and cons of FIFA’s 48-team World Cup

Posted on January 10th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on The pros and cons of FIFA’s 48-team World Cup

We spend 48 minutes weighing the positives and negatives of a 48-team World Cup, looking at this epic expansion of the tournament from every angle we can possibly think of.

We also offer scouting updates on Martin Odegaard, Haji Wright, Derrick Etienne Jr., and McKinze Gaines.

Today’s show is sponsored by http://RuffneckScarves.com, who have way more than 48 team scarves for sale (including the official TSS scarf). Use discount code “TOTALSOCCERSHOW” for a 20% discount on the scarf off your choice.

Today’s show is also sponsored by SeatGeek. Download the SeatGeek app and enter “TSS” in the settings tab for $20 off your first purchase.


CCV’s FA Cup debut, plus: talking USL/NASL Div II sanctioning and Minnesota United w/ FiftyFiveOne’s Jeff Reuter

Posted on January 9th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on CCV’s FA Cup debut, plus: talking USL/NASL Div II sanctioning and Minnesota United w/ FiftyFiveOne’s Jeff Reuter

So much America in this show. We open with a quick discussion of Carli Lloyd’s unexpected FIFA Women’s Player of the Year win and the mighty mighty Wolverhampton Wanderers’ FA Cup win over Stoke City.

Starting at [5:36] we offer updates on young Americans in Europe, including Emerson Hyndman (who’s off to play some fitba), Cameron Carter-Vickers (who made his FA Cup debut for Spurs this weekend), Julian Green of Stuttgart, Haji Wright of Schalke, McKinze Gaines of Wolfsburg, and Gedion Zelalem (who may or may not be on the move to Borussia Dortmund).

Starting 30:45, Daryl interviews Jeff Reuter of the excellent http://FiftyFive.one website about US Soccer’s decision to grant provisional Division II status to both the NASL and the USL. Jeff gives some insight into what went on behind the scenes during US Soccer’s deliberations and why the whole process was so secretive. Jeff also talks Minnesota United … Read More »


Premier League Mid-Season Review

Posted on January 6th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on Premier League Mid-Season Review

On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show…

We discuss our favorite players, moments, and trends from the 2016-2017 Premier League campaign so far. Topics discussed include Chelsea’s formation, Liverpool’s attack, Tottenham’s continued under the radar status, and Wilf Zaha’s hatred of mascots.

Today’s show is brought to you by…

Mack Weldon! It’s the January window, which means it’s cold and it’s time to buy stuff. Get 20% off any Mack Weldon item of clothing by using coupon code “TSS” at http://MackWeldon.com

and by….

SeatGeek! Download the app and enter promo code “TSS” in the settings tab for a $20 rebate.

 


Reaction to Bruce Arena’s 32-man US national team roster (plus: Wiki Game with Peyton!)

Posted on January 5th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on Reaction to Bruce Arena’s 32-man US national team roster (plus: Wiki Game with Peyton!)

Bruce Arena revealed his 32-man January camp roster, then did a Facebook Q and A. For the first 30 minutes of this show, we offer our reactions to the roster, what Bruce Arena has to say about his roster, and the questions we still have.

Today’s show is sponsored by Ruffneck Scarves. Go to http://RuffneckScarves.com and use the coupon “TOTALSOCCERSHOW” for a 20% discount. Check out the TSS scarf while you’re there!

At the [32:23] mark, we welcome back our former co-host (and still current friend), Peyton Siddall, for a round of the Wikipedia Game. 

 

 


Penalty shootout alternatives

Posted on January 4th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on Penalty shootout alternatives

On today’s show we answer three listener questions:

Would penalty kicks be more fun if taken from distance?

Why do some talented players fail to become stars?

Why are Man City referred to as just “City?”

We also have five updates from the TSS Scouting Network, a quick update on Bruce Arena’s coaching staff, and news about the USMNT’s other January camp opponent.

As promised, here’s that Howler magazine story about Thomas Rongen and “The List” — https://whatahowler.com/foreign-aid-94c45b4e84a4#.6iy8nen8c

Today’s sponsors:

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It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia soccer XI

Posted on January 3rd, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia soccer XI

Daryl and Taylor each construct a soccer team made up of characters from Taylor’s favorite TV show, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

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

Today’s show is also sponsored by Wolf Cola, Lethal Weapon 6, and Kitten Mittons.

 

 


Kinda Specific Predictions for 2017

Posted on December 30th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on Kinda Specific Predictions for 2017

Daryl and Taylor look back on their 2016 predictions and make some bold predictions for 2017.

Today’s show is sponsored by SeatGeek. Download the app and enter “TSS” in the settings tab for a $20 rebate on your first purchase.

Today’s show is also sponsored by Audible — go to http://audible.com/trynow for a 30-day free trial.


Swansea Sack Bob Bradley: Will Another American Get A Premier League Chance?

Posted on December 29th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on Swansea Sack Bob Bradley: Will Another American Get A Premier League Chance?

On the return of The Total Soccer Show, Daryl and Taylor discuss Swansea’s firing of Bob Bradley. What went wrong for Bob, why did the owners act so quickly, and what’s the future of American coaches in Europe and England?

Today’s show was brought to you by SeatGeek and Ruffneck Scarves!

To get $20 off your first SeatGeek purchase, download the free app and enter “TSS” in the settings tab. Speaking of bargains…

Ruffneck scarves is your friend and ours! Head on over to http://RuffneckScarves.com (the official scarf provider of US Soccer, MLS, USL, the NCAA, and The Total Soccer Show) and use the discount code “TOTALSOCCERSHOW” to get 20% off!


Soccer Santa extravaganza!

Posted on December 22nd, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on Soccer Santa extravaganza!

Daryl and Taylor are making a list, checking it twice, and sending gifts to soccer players around the world. Listen in to find out who’s getting what.

Today’s show is sponsored by SeatGeek. Download the SeatGeek app and enter “TSS” in the settings to get a $20 rebate on your first purchase.


Jimmy Conrad on building a YouTube empire, USMNT January camp and playing for Bruce Arena

Posted on December 21st, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on Jimmy Conrad on building a YouTube empire, USMNT January camp and playing for Bruce Arena

Daryl talks to former USMNT central defender Jimmy Conrad about Jimmy’s jump-cut-tastic post-playing career, why the January camp is important (I’ll never call it camp cupcake again!) and what it’s like to play for Bruce Arena.

Do yourself a favor and check out Jimmy’s YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheJimmyConrad

 

 

 


Will Parchman on US Soccer’s U20s and U17s, the next USMNT head coach, and the future of the Seattle Sounders

Posted on December 19th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on Will Parchman on US Soccer’s U20s and U17s, the next USMNT head coach, and the future of the Seattle Sounders

Daryl talks to Will Parchman of http://www.topdrawersoccer.com and http://www.soundersfc.com

Will talks about Seattle Sounders in 2017, his take on the US U17s and U20s, the one thing he would realistically change about the US Soccer youth setup, and his predictions for what happens in 2018.

Today’s show is sponsored by SeatGeek. Download the app and enter “TSS” in the settings tab for $20 off.


Arena reveals USMNT roster plans, plus: MLS expansion, Man City v. Arsenal preview

Posted on December 16th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on Arena reveals USMNT roster plans, plus: MLS expansion, Man City v. Arsenal preview

Starting at [2:20], we break down Bruce Arena’s Facebook Live chat, which included a surprising amount of information about his January camp and his plans for the USMNT.

[23:05] MLS Expansion and why Don Garber is like The Joker in The Dark Knight.

[32:15] An update on the latest NASL and USL rumors.

[39:45] Quick-take preview of Man City versus Arsenal.

[47:30] The TSS Scouting Network, including two situations which may affect Jordan Morris and Josh Perez.

TODAY’S SPONSORS:

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Stu Holden Talks Broadcasting, MLS News, and USMNT Hosts Serbia

Posted on December 15th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on Stu Holden Talks Broadcasting, MLS News, and USMNT Hosts Serbia

On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show…

[1:46] – Thoughts on USA v Serbia, and what our Central European (Central!) opponents will offer.

[7:20] – MLS News, brought to you by Ruffneck Scarves. Jermaine Jones to LA, Orlando City’s New Stadium, DC’s new USL team, Freddyu Adu on the move, and Atlanta United’s roster continues to expand. 

Today’s MLS coverage is brought to you by http://RuffneckScarves.com — where you can buy a US Soccer, MLS, or TSS scarf and support the show! Use discount code “TOTALSOCCERSHOW” for 20%.

[26:23] – Stu Holden joins us to discuss broadcasting, how he watches soccer matches, and why having a baby can help you call games being played live in the far east.

[51:16] – Updating the TSS Scouting Network.


Why Arsenal Fans Shouldn’t Be Mad at Mesut Ozil

Posted on December 14th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on Why Arsenal Fans Shouldn’t Be Mad at Mesut Ozil

On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show… 

[0:00] – Mesut Ozil, Arsenal, Everton, and zonal marking

[7:57] – Fair play in Manchester City v Chelsea

[14:00] – Today’s sponsor is SeatGeek. Download the free app and enter “TSS” in the settings tab to get a $20 rebate.

[21:15] – The Richmond Kickers get a new stadium

[24:34] – Updating the TSS Scouting Network


10 future Ballon d’Or winners, UEFA Champions League Round of 16 reaction

Posted on December 13th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on 10 future Ballon d’Or winners, UEFA Champions League Round of 16 reaction

Starting at [00:15] we ask if/when a player NOT named Cristiano Ronaldo or Leo Messi will win the Ballon d’Or, and make the case for who it might be.

[14:08] We also react to the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 draw by asking who got the worst draw, who got the worst draw, which game looks the tastiest, which game is the hipster pick, and which player v. player matchup we’re most looking forward to.

[32:57] Today’s show is sponsored by Seat Geek. Enter TSS in the settings tab for a $20 rebate.

[35:00] We close with a delve into the Total Soccer Show Scouting Network, with reports from MLS, the Bundesliga and La Liga.

Get yourself a TSS tee via http://totalsoccershow.com/shop and use coupon LASTCHANCE30 by December 19 for a 30% discount.


2016 MLS Cup Final Review

Posted on December 11th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on 2016 MLS Cup Final Review

On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show, we recap Seattle’s thrilling (?) victory over Toronto in the MLS Cup Final, and answer the important questions like:

What did Toronto do to shut down Lodeiro?

How did Frei pull off that insane save on Alitdore’s header?

Can Daryl Grove successfully execute an Avengers analogy?

All that and more!

Today’s episode was sponsored by http://MackWeldon.com — use promo code “TSS” to get 20% off.


Rethinking CONCACAF WCQ; USL, NASL and promotion/relegation; MLS Cup preview w/ Matt Doyle

Posted on December 9th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on Rethinking CONCACAF WCQ; USL, NASL and promotion/relegation; MLS Cup preview w/ Matt Doyle

We have a packed show for you. We start by talking Jurgen Klinsmann’s future (did you know he nearly coached a US Hex rival?) and swerve into a rethink of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying.

At [17:30], we give an update on what’s happening with NASL and USL certification, and answer a listener question about how the end of the NASL and likely D2 status for USL affects promotion and relegation in American soccer.

At [40:45] we talk to Matt Doyle, getting a preview of his tactical preview of the MLS Cup final between Toronto and Seattle.

[51:15] Brief tifo update, plus updates on two promising youngsters in the TSS Scouting Network.

Today’s show was sponsored by Audible. Go to http://audible.com/trynow for a 30-day free trial.

Looking for TSS tees and scarves? http://totalsoccershow.com/shop is the place. Use coupon “totalsoccershow” for 20% off a scarf.

 


Talking 2016 MLS Cup and the USMNT with Alexi Lalas

Posted on December 8th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on Talking 2016 MLS Cup and the USMNT with Alexi Lalas

On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show, Taylor called up Alexi Lalas to get his thoughts on the 2016 MLS Cup Final, the Bruce Arena hiring, the state of the USMNT, and the future of the Technical Director role. 

Today’s sponsor is SeatGeek! Download the FREE SeatGeek app (S-E-A-T-G-E-E-K), and then enter the promo code TSS in the settings tab to get a $20 rebate after you make your first purchase!