Laura, Daryl and Josh will be recording a new show tonight, immediately after the USMNT vs Jamaica World Cup qualifier. We’ll break down the magnificent win/frustrating tie/heartbreaking loss [delete as appropriate] and then play some Wikipedia Game.
We’ll also be back in studio next week to record another show after the second USA vs Jamaica game on Tuesday, and the following weekend we will record a special episode for the WRIR fund drive, in which the members of the RVA Supporters of DC United group will compete in a DC United-themed Wikipedia Game extravaganza.
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Total Soccer Show went retro this week, discussing the best soccer players of the ’60s. This isn’t a list, this is an XI. We went position by position and debated which player of the ’60s deserved the shirt. Listen to the podcast. You can see the final XI on Albert’s chalkboard above, and in all their YouTubey glory below:
Goalkeeper: Lev Yashin (Dynamo Moscow and U.S.S.R.)
Right Back: Djalma Santos (Palmeiras and Brazil)
Centre Back: Bobby Moore (West Ham and England)
Centre Back (stopper): Billy McNeill (Celtic and Scotland)
Left Back: Giacinto Facchetti (Inter and Italy)
Box to Box Mid: Josef Masopust (Dukla Prague and Czechoslovakia)
Attacking Mid: Bobby Charlton (Manchester United and England)
Right Wing: Garrincha (Botafogo and Brazil)
Left Wing: George Best (Manchester United and Northern Ireland)
Support Striker: Pele (Santos and Brazil)
Striker: Euesbio (Benfica and PortugaL)
Half of the Total Soccer Show was at RFK Stadium Saturday night to see DC United draw 1-1 with LA Galaxy, thanks to a 90th minute spot kick both won and scored by Charlie Davies.
We have post-game audio from the DC United locker room, where Taylor spoke to Davies about the penalty kick (dive or no dive?) the goal celebration (it was “Weekend at Bernie’s”) and whether Davies should start for DC (Davies says yes, Albert disagrees). Taylor also asked Josh Wolff about getting scissor-tackled by David Beckham and Santino Quaranta about squaring up to the world’s most famous footballer.
While Taylor was hob-nobbing with players, Daryl was down in the lower bowl enjoying temporary membership of La Barra Brava, DC’s noisiest supporter group. He got interviews with a couple of Barra members, audio from the game and from the legendary … Read More »
The complete Total Soccer Show team roster, with photo and bio for every player.