USA v Bolivia: Has Jurgen Klinsmann figured it out? (plus Champions League Final review)

Posted on May 29th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on USA v Bolivia: Has Jurgen Klinsmann figured it out? (plus Champions League Final review)

Starting at [1:30], we review the USMNT’s 4-0 win over Bolivia, the final game before the start of Copa America, offering analysis of how each goal was scored and pointing out reasons to be optimistic for the big tournament. 

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[39:10] We close the show with a review of Real Madrid’s win over Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Champions League final, including a theory of how Zinedine Zidane (maybe?) out-coached Diego Simeone.

AND HERE’S THAT VIDEO OF SAM ALLARDYCE DANCING TO RIHANNA!

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Copa America Group D Preview and Predictions

Posted on May 26th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on Copa America Group D Preview and Predictions

On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show, we finish up our Copa America Centenario previews by taking a look at Group D!

Starting at [1:48] – Argentina: Will Messi love New Jersey?

[12:13] – Chile: A new look for the Dystopian Cyber Punks?

[24:20] – Panama: Welcome to CONCACAF, CONMEBOL foes!

[30:38] – Bolivia: Big numbers in the back.

[39:02] – Our friends over at Howler would like to have a word with you.

[42:13] – Wikipedia Game with TSS Scout Mark Bujarski

1:00:14 – Closing the show and inviting listeners to take our TSS Listener Survey: http://totalsoccershow.com/survey

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USMNT v Ecuador review

Posted on May 26th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on USMNT v Ecuador review

We offer our take on USA vs Ecuador, explaining why we think the US was so much better in the second half, how to get the best out of DeAndre Yedlin, and things we saw that suggest Bobby Wood and Darlington Nagbe have the game smarts that should mean game starts. 

[32:45] While previewing Saturday’s USA v Bolivia game, we stumble into an ad read for today’s sponsor — SeatGeek! Download SeatGeek’s app, use the promo code TSS and you’ll get $20 off your first Copa America Centenario match ticket.

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[36:30] We close with some stellar updates from the Total Soccer Show scouting network, including the worst Premier League player of all time (statistically), an American international goalkeeper that MLS clubs can grab for free, and a rumor that a young American at Dortmund could be training with an English team.

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2016 Champions League Final: Preview and Predictions

Posted on May 24th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on 2016 Champions League Final: Preview and Predictions

[0:00] – Previewing the Champions League Final and revealing our specific predictions for both Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid. It’s the battle to decide who gets to be THE team from Madrid.

31:13 – Today’s show is brought to you by SeatGeek! Here’s the link to the iPhone app (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/seatgeek-tickets-concerts/id582790430?mt=8) and the Android app (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.seatgeek.android)

[33:26] – Discussing the USMNT at the Copa America, updates on Timmy Chandler’s injury scare and a VERY quick preview of USA-Ecuador.

[37:46] – The king is dead! Long live the king! Louis van Gaal has left Manchester United and Jose Mourinho appears to be on his way in. How did it all happen and what comes next?

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Why Klinsmann’s USMNT Copa America roster makes sense

Posted on May 22nd, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on Why Klinsmann’s USMNT Copa America roster makes sense

[0:00] – We discuss Jurgen Klinsmann’s 23-man Copa America Centenario roster. Some big names were left out (Jordan Morris, Omar Gonzalez) and some surprising names were included (Chris Wondolowski) but we can — mostly — see the logic. Listen in to hear what we think.

[27:00] – We also review the USA’s 3-1 win over Puerto Rico, with an overhead kick/scorpion kick goal from Time Ream, a dominant DeAndre Yedlin, and an unstoppable Bobby Wood.

[39:28] – Finally, we offer a TSS Scouting Network roundup, featuring phenoms from around the world.

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Copa America Group C Preview and Predictions

Posted on May 19th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on Copa America Group C Preview and Predictions

We continue our Copa America preview series by taking a look at Group C: Mexico, Uruguay, Jamaica and Venezuela. Listen in to get an overview of each team and then our very specific predictions about what’s going to happen in Group C.

Starting at [1:11] – Mexico

[17:30] – Uruguay

[28:12] – Jamaica

[36:39] – Venezuela

[45:15] – Other business, featuring Jozy Altidore’s hamstrings, USA v Puerto Rico, and some local USL chat.

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And finally… Here’s a link to the live stream of our upcoming broadcast of the Richmond Kickers vs Louisville FC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ASbWKlp3A8


Europa League Final: Why Liverpool lost and Sevilla won, plus: USA vs Puerto Rico preview

Posted on May 18th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on Europa League Final: Why Liverpool lost and Sevilla won, plus: USA vs Puerto Rico preview

We review Sevilla’s 3-1 win over Liverpool in the Europa League Final, asking (and answering) the question: How did Sevilla get away with all those handballs? We also outline why the future is still bright for LFC under Jurgen Klopp.

[20:10] – A message from the good people at Howler Radio, in a glorious Scottish accent.

[23:30] – Previewing the USMNT’s Copa America warmup warmup game against Puerto Rico. Including: Who is Fafa Picault? 

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2016 Premier League (Specific Prediction) Review and Listener Questions

Posted on May 15th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on 2016 Premier League (Specific Prediction) Review and Listener Questions

On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show…

[0:00] – We review the Very Specific Predictions (10 each) we made at the start of the 2015-2016 Premier League campaign.

[22:26] – Listener Voicemail! What is the best league for developing CONCACAF talent?

[29:01] – How to evaluate the performance of a central midfielder?

[32:30] – Is Jurgen Klinsmann going to be a pundit for the BBC during the Euros and, if so, shouldn’t he probably be paying more attention to the national team he coaches?

[36:40] – What are some of the worst jersey sponsorships, and does the quality (or moral standing) of the sponsor impact sales?

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Copa America Group B Preview and Predictions

Posted on May 12th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on Copa America Group B Preview and Predictions

We continue our big Copa America preview with Group B: Brazil, Ecuador, Haiti, Panama. Listen in to get an overview of each team and then very specific predictions about what’s going to happen in Group B

Starting at [1:50] — Brazil preview: Dunga has found a temporary solution for his #9 problem, and, even in Neymar’s absence, Brazil have plenty of attacking options.

[14:50] — Ecuador preview: Get to know the team that’s all about attacking wingers,  fullbacks that aren’t afraid to shoot and midfielders with Star Wars names.

[22:41] — Haiti preview: The underdogs will be proudly representing their nation, but also representing the American soccer pyramid, with players from MLS, NASL, USL and the NPSL. They also have a coach that may be a James Bond villain.

[36:12] — Peru preview: Peru have done some spring cleaning, ditching some familiar names in favor of domestic-based players. Will it pay off?

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Copa America Group A Preview and Predictions

Posted on May 11th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on Copa America Group A Preview and Predictions

On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show…

([0:00]-[17:44]) – USA Specific Predictions

([17:44]-[29:31]) – Colombia Specific Predictions

([29:31]-[37:47]) – Costa Rica Specific Predictions

([37:47]-[48:42]) – Paraguay Specific Predictions

([48:42]-[53:20]) – Conclusions regarding Group A

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Best Soccer Show Finale

Posted on May 10th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on Best Soccer Show Finale

This is the final episode of The Best Soccer Show, with Jason Davis and Jared DuBois.

You’re finding it in the Total Soccer Show feed because we both like and respect Jason and Jared and the work that they do, and because we know the Venn diagram of BSS and TSS listeners has plenty of overlap.

If you’re a regular Best Soccer Show listener then we hope you enjoy hearing Jason and Jared tell the story of how the Best Soccer Show got started and looking back on some of their favorite moments.

If you’ve somehow never heard Jason and Jared before, then follow both of them at these Twitter handles so you can keep up with all their present and future projects:

Jason Davis: @davisjsn

Jared DuBois: @JRodius


How Danny Karbassiyoon went from Roanoke to Arsenal, and then discovered Gedion Zelalem

Posted on May 6th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on How Danny Karbassiyoon went from Roanoke to Arsenal, and then discovered Gedion Zelalem

Daryl talks to Danny Karbassiyoon. If you don’t know Danny’s story, he was an American kid from Roanoke, Virginia, who earned a trial with Arsenal, won a contract, and scored against Manchester City in the League Cup. Injuries forced Danny to retire early, but instead of walking away from soccer he retrained as a scout, and found both Gedion Zelalem and Joel Campbell for Arsenal.

Even if you do know Danny’s story, you’ll enjoy hearing him tell it in detail.

Here’s the goal vs Man City, as promised: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enE5CF1zckg

Here’s where you can buy Danny’s book: thearsenalyankee.com

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Did Pep Guardiola fail at Bayern Munich? (plus: Why Antoine Griezmann was definitely onside)

Posted on May 4th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on Did Pep Guardiola fail at Bayern Munich? (plus: Why Antoine Griezmann was definitely onside)

On today’s show we find out:

a) How much does Taylor know about Beyonce’s “Lemonade” album?

b) How one brilliant tactical switch from Diego Simeone saw Atletico Madrid knock Bayern Munich out of the Champions League ([3:15]), and

c) Why Antoine Griezmann was definitively not offside. ([13:55])

We also ask: was Pep Guardiola’s reign at Bayern Munich a success or a failure? ([19:15])

Later, we look at why Fernando isn’t to blame for Manchester City’s loss to Real Madrid but Kevin de Bruyne might be. At least a little bit. ([26:00])

We also answer a listener voicemail about Jermaine Jones and Michael Bradley’s positioning ([41:00]).

Also: Daryl now knows he got that Beyonce lyric wrong.


What Next for Leicester City; USMNT Copa America Preliminary Roster

Posted on May 2nd, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on What Next for Leicester City; USMNT Copa America Preliminary Roster

([0:00]-[24:49]) – Recapping Leicester City’s title win and
predicting where they go from here (transfer rumors ahoy!)

([24:49]-[39:20]) – Discussing the positives and negatives of Jurgen
Klinsmann’s 40-man preliminary roster for the Copa America
Centenario.

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How are Leicester City doing this? Plus: USMNT provisional roster picks

Posted on April 29th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on How are Leicester City doing this? Plus: USMNT provisional roster picks

On today’s show, Taylor and Daryl spend a good 20 minutes
attempting to explain Leicester City’s unexpected success. From
tactics to player attributes to Claudio Ranieri,
we attempt to liberate the Leicester story from cliche and
nail down some specifics. ([0:00] – [22:30])

The provisional rosters for the Copa America Centenario rosters
will be announced any day now. Taylor and Daryl each pick six
players they hope to see on Jurgen Klinsmann’s list. ([22:30] –
[36:40])

Reports from the TSS Scouting Network! The latest on Breel
Embolo, Alen Halilovic, Tyler Turner and Enzo
Fernandez/Zidane. ([36:40] – [42:00])

We answer three listener question, including a beginners guide
to Arsene Wenger, who we think Real Madrid will sign after the
Euros, and an explanation of how Champions League berths are
assigned. ([42:00] to close)

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Atletico v Bayern and City v Real Madrid: Champions League Analysis

Posted on April 27th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on Atletico v Bayern and City v Real Madrid: Champions League Analysis

([0:00]-[25:28]) – Recapping Atletico Madrid 2-Bayern Munich

([25:28]-[37:05]) – Finding the interesting in Manchester City
0-Real Madrid 0

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What is Johan Cruyff’s legacy? Who does Sunil Gulati answer to? Can anything compare with Leicester City’s title challenge?

Posted on April 22nd, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on What is Johan Cruyff’s legacy? Who does Sunil Gulati answer to? Can anything compare with Leicester City’s title challenge?

On today’s show we discuss the legacy of Johan Cruyff (starts at [1:26]), we find out how Sunil Gulati could be removed from office — if such a thing became necessary (starts at [10:30]), we ponder the coddling of superstar players ([16:30]), we discuss the thinking behind relegation clauses and why teams might not put them in a player’s contract ([22:40]), and ask what in the wide world of sports could possibly compare to Leicester City’s EPL title challenge? ([32:20])

We also have updates on phenoms from the TSS Scouting Network: Cody Cropper, Haji Wright, Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Rafik Zehknini, Emerson Hyndman, Lindsay Horan, Junior Flores and Gio Simeone.

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The Secret Shop Owner Returns!

Posted on April 19th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on The Secret Shop Owner Returns!

With Daryl out of town, The Secret Shop Owner is back in studio to answer your listener questions. We talk Pulisic v Morris, the perils of getting someone else’s name on your jersey, and the best possible ways to break in new shoes. 


Liverpool v Dortmund, Champions League Draw Reaction, and George Quraishi of Howler Magazine

Posted on April 18th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on Liverpool v Dortmund, Champions League Draw Reaction, and George Quraishi of Howler Magazine

Disclaimer: This show was recorded on Friday afternoon before Christian Pulisic and Jordan Morris decided to do big things.

([0:00]-[2:06]) – Reacting to Liverpool’s Europa League conquest of Dortmund

([2:06]-[6:03]) – Hot takes on the UEFA Champions League Semi-Final Draw

([6:03]-[37:55]) – Talking Howler Magazine (and playing Wikipedia Game) with The Honorable George Quraishi

Reminder! You can join the TSS Scouting Network, were you inclined to do so!


Atletico Madrid v Barcelona and Benfica v Bayern Munich Champions League Review

Posted on April 13th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on Atletico Madrid v Barcelona and Benfica v Bayern Munich Champions League Review

We review Atletico’s win over Barcelona in the Champions League quaterfinal. What was wrong with Leo Messi?

We also review Bayern Munich advancing past Benfica, with Arturo Vidal inflicting pain on an innocent soccer ball. 


Manchester City v PSG and Real Madrid v Wolfsburg Champions League Review

Posted on April 12th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on Manchester City v PSG and Real Madrid v Wolfsburg Champions League Review

([0:00]-[11:47]) – Recapping Manchester City’s 1-0 victory over PSG (3-2 on aggregate) and trying to figure out just what Laurent Blanc was attempting to do.

([11:47]-[22:38]) – Analyzing Real Madrid’s comprehensive 3-0 defeat of Wolfsburg (also 3-2 on aggregate). Well done to Zinedine Zidane, who took the time to state, “I never lost my head as a player, and I never will as a coach.” Right then.

Here’s the link to Wednesday’s TSS Champions League coverage, with focus in particular on Atletico Madrid v Barcelona: https://rabble.tv/broadcast/57072b4ada56b72d30a0992a/view 


De Jong’s tackle on Nagbe, Pulisic impresses for Dortmund, Champions League quarterfinal second-leg previews

Posted on April 11th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on De Jong’s tackle on Nagbe, Pulisic impresses for Dortmund, Champions League quarterfinal second-leg previews

Talking Nigel de Jong’s tackle on Darlington Nagbe (start – [6:30])

Previewing the Champions League quartefinal second legs with some very specific predictions. ([6:30] – [29:15])

Catching up with the youngsters in the TSS Scouting Network, including Christian Pulisic, Matt Miazga, Mallory Pugh and more. ([29:15] – end)

Listen to our live broadcast of Man City vs PSG (and maybe Real Madrid vs Wolfsburg) on Tuesday: https://rabble.tv/broadcast/57072901863b9555315428c6/view

Listen to our live broadcast of Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona (and maybe Benfica vs Bayern) on Wednesday: https://rabble.tv/broadcast/57072b4ada56b72d30a0992a/view

 


Breaking down the USWNT wage discrimination complaint with Neil W Blackmon

Posted on April 8th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on Breaking down the USWNT wage discrimination complaint with Neil W Blackmon

Last week, five US Women’s National Team players filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunities Comission, alleging wage discrimination on the part of US Soccer. Daryl talks to yanksarecoming.com co-founder and actual real-life civil rights lawyer Neil W Blackmon about exactly what that means, why it’s happening and what we can expect to happen next.

Follow Neil on Twitter: https://twitter.com/nwblackmon

Read more at http://www.yanksarecoming.com/


Secret Shop Owner Presents: Everything You Should Know About Soccer Retail

Posted on April 5th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on Secret Shop Owner Presents: Everything You Should Know About Soccer Retail

With Daryl out of town, Taylor invited The Secret Soccer Shop Owner (think The Secret Footballer, but for commerce) into the studio to learn everything possible about the ins and outs of soccer retail. How much does Neymar know about the boots that bear his name? Why don’t Leicester City have enough vowels? How similar are Nike and Frank Costello from The Departed? You’ll have to listen to find out!


USA v Guatemala review (hooray?), U23s v Colombia review (boo?)

Posted on March 30th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on USA v Guatemala review (hooray?), U23s v Colombia review (boo?)

Daryl and Taylor review the USMNT’s 4-0 win over Guatemala, discussing what Klinsmann’s team got right but also why we’re worried about the future—even with the addition of a cap-tied Christian Pulisic. We also look at the U23 team’s failure to make the Olympics after a 2-1 loss to Colombia in Texas. 

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