Soccer Podcasts


Pulisic, Wood, Brooks … USMNT in the Bundesliga preview, American Outlaws quiz

Posted on August 26th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on Pulisic, Wood, Brooks … USMNT in the Bundesliga preview, American Outlaws quiz

First up, we preview all the USMNT players in the Bundesliga. What does the season old for Pulisic, Wood, Brooks, Johnson et al? Listen to find out. We also set some goals we hope that we hope to see these guys achieve.

At [42:30], we do the Ruffneck Scarves-sponsored American Outlaws quiz. Taylor asks Daryl four questions about the biggest USMNT supporters group around.

Go to http://RuffneckScarves.com to take advantage of this sponsorship by getting 20% off with coupon “TOTALSOCCERSHOW”

Starting at [47:00] we offer four scouting reports: Emre Mor, Emmanuel Sabbi, Andrew Carleton and Emerson Hyndman.

At [51:40], we take listener recommendations as to what to watch this weekend.

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Hope Solo Suspended by US Soccer: Emergency Podcast

Posted on August 25th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on Hope Solo Suspended by US Soccer: Emergency Podcast

Daryl and Taylor are in studio reacting to the dramatic news that US Soccer suspended Hope Solo from national team duty for 6 months, and terminated her 2016 contract. Was the punishment deserved or was the federation too harsh? Did past incidents merit inclusion? Where does she go from here? All that and more answered on today’s show!


Premier League teams’ political affiliations, loan moves for US youngsters, soccer as a global language

Posted on August 24th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on Premier League teams’ political affiliations, loan moves for US youngsters, soccer as a global language

Today, we answer four really good listener questions:

[1:35] How do political divisions in English society intersect with Premier League teams? 

[8:58] Do loan moves work for young players? 

[18:45] What language do players and coaches speak to each other? 

[24:29] How do I pick my best position? 

29:45 Today’s episode was sponsored by FUTCHI, makers of the FUTCHI Rebounder. Here’s our YouTube video, detailing the 10 things we learned playing FUTCHI: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGyqH6EVUec

[35:00] Scouting reports, including Alen Halilovic, Haji Wright, Martin Odegaard and more.

 

 

 


EPL review: Zlatan and Pogba make Man Utd big, Yedlin move, Messi & Suarez connection

Posted on August 23rd, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on EPL review: Zlatan and Pogba make Man Utd big, Yedlin move, Messi & Suarez connection

We review the second week of Premier League action, discuss Yedlin’s move to Newcastle United and look at Barcelona and Real Madrid’s wins


Neymar and Brazil Win Gold, Germany Does Too, and Seattle Shines

Posted on August 22nd, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on Neymar and Brazil Win Gold, Germany Does Too, and Seattle Shines

On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show…

[0:00] – Neymar and Brazil finally win Olympic gold, and make Olympic soccer relevant again?

[14:27] – Germany bests Sweden in the Women’s Final, with a gold medal performance (literally and figuratively) from Dzsenifer Marozsan.

19:24 – Revisiting our sponsors and discussing Pokemon Go. If you’re interested in acquiring your own Futchi rebounder, go to https://americas.futchi.com/ and use coupon “totalsoccer” for 15% off your order.

 

[24:50] – Discussing Seattle Sounders 3-Portland Timbers 1, including arguments for why Jordan Morris should be on the USMNT roster, why Jordan Morris shouldn’t be on the USMNT roster, and why Cristian Roldan definitely should be on the USMNT roster.

[49:50] – Updating the TSS Scouting Network, including Haji Wright, Emre Mor, and Alex Iwobi.


Olympic soccer explained, plus: Seattle Sounders v Portland Timbers preview and predictions

Posted on August 19th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on Olympic soccer explained, plus: Seattle Sounders v Portland Timbers preview and predictions

Starting at [02:00], we preview Seattle v Portland, each making a very specific prediction.

[14:35] New segment: what to watch this weekend, and why, brought to you by TSS listeners.

30:10 Today’s show is sponsored by FUTCHI. Go to https://americas.futchi.com/ and use coupon “totalsoccer” for 15% off your FUTCHI rebounder. And put that Pokemon thing down!

[34:25] Listener question: What was the “golden era” of soccer?

[45:50] Listener question: Why isn’t men’s Olympic soccer a senior-level tournament?

[55:35] Scouting reports, including an update on Diego Simeone’s son, Gio.

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Rec-league soccer: 10 tips for successful coaching, strategy and organization

Posted on August 18th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on Rec-league soccer: 10 tips for successful coaching, strategy and organization

Omeid Heidari asked us for advice about coaching and organizing his recreational-league soccer team this fall season, and we were really excited to try and give an answer.

https://twitter.com/lemon_paine/status/765755027679956992

Whether you are:

a) thinking about starting a team

b) looking to improve your team’s results, or

c) just curious about what it is that gets grown men and women out of bed on a rainy Sunday morning …

this episode should offer you something.

From basic drills to easy warm-up exercises and some simple in-game strategy, this episode is a 30-minute conversation with Daryl and Taylor exchanging a few ideas and lessons learned in their combined half-century (we counted!) of playing soccer.

For more info about Street Soccer, go to http://streetsoccerusa.org

Like the show? Please consider supporting us by becoming a TSS scout: http://totalsoccershow.com/subscribe

Like the show but don’t want to part with any money? iTunes reviews are always appreciated: http://bit.ly/tssreview

 


Pulisic’s future, Yedlin’s squad number, Diego Costa’s tackle on Adrian

Posted on August 17th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on Pulisic’s future, Yedlin’s squad number, Diego Costa’s tackle on Adrian

First up, we discuss those Cristian Pulisic rumors—is he leaving Borussia Dortmund (spoiler: we say no)

At [10:15] we talk DeAndre Yedlin’s new squad number at Spurs and what that means, at [15:12] we discuss Matt Miazga’s Chelsea future, andat [19:35] we correct ourselves and explain why Emerson Hyndman missed the first game of the season.

Daryl gets to talk Wolves again at [23:30] — is the recent takeover good, bad or just a Jorge Mendes plaything?

The Empire Supporters Club quiz — sponsored by http://RuffneckScarves.com — starts at the [32:40] mark. Use discount code “TOTALSOCCERSHOW” for 20% off ANY scarf in the Ruffneck Scarves store, including custom scarves you can design for yourself.

At [39:00] we answer a listener question about Diego Costa’s non-yellow-card tackle on Adrian, the West Hame keeper. 

From [45:00] on we read the latest reports from the Total Soccer Show Scouting Nework, with updates on Jordan Morris, Jeremy Ebobisse, Emre … Read More »


The Laws of the Game with TSS Official Referee Consultant Scott Zawadzki

Posted on August 16th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on The Laws of the Game with TSS Official Referee Consultant Scott Zawadzki

On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show, our Official Referee Consultant Scott Zawadzki returns to the show to review the new changes to the laws of the game, and answer your listener questions!

Today’s show is brought to you by Ledbury, Richmond’s own luxury menswear brand. Ledbury is having a massive warehouse sale from August 24-27, with shirts, pants, and accessories up to 75% off! Visit Ledbury.com for more information.


EPL Review: Wenger’s Dilemma, Guardiola Does Guardiola, and Zlatan Gets on the Board

Posted on August 14th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on EPL Review: Wenger’s Dilemma, Guardiola Does Guardiola, and Zlatan Gets on the Board

On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show…

[0:00] – Lineker in his undies

[1:33] – Liverpool 4-Arsenal 3: How did Klopp’s men turn it around?

[19:18] – Hull City 2-Leicester 1: What happened to the Champions?

[26:17] – Manchester City 2-Sunderland 1: Are City Playing in the Pep Mold?

[37:11] – Manchester United 3 – Bournemouth 1: Can Zlatan and Rooney coexist?

43:08 – The Mack Weldon Player of the Week! If you like our nominations, or if you’re just in the mood for some quality clothing, go to http://MackWeldon.com and use discount code “TSS” for 20% off your first order.

 

[47:53] – Updating the TSS Scouting Network


Why Hope Solo is wrong to call Sweden “cowards”

Posted on August 12th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on Why Hope Solo is wrong to call Sweden “cowards”

We review the USWNT’s penalty-kick defeat to Sweden, breaking down why the US couldn’t get behind Sweden’s backline and why Christen Press missed from the spot.

We also offer updates on Serge Gnabry, Gabriel Jesus and Alen Halilovic and look ahead to this weekend’s Premier League action.

We’ll be back Monday with a full Premier League review.


USWNT v Colombia Review, and Sweden Preview

Posted on August 11th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on USWNT v Colombia Review, and Sweden Preview

Houses be damned! We’ve got soccer to discuss!

We recap the USA’s 2-2 draw with Colombia, and try to figure out what happened on those two set piece goals and why Rapinoe started the first 30.

We then preview the knockout round match against Sweden, and still find time to throw some shade in the direction of Cincinnati. 


Premier League preview and predictions (part 2, featuring Man Utd, Middlesbrough, Spurs, West Ham)

Posted on August 10th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on Premier League preview and predictions (part 2, featuring Man Utd, Middlesbrough, Spurs, West Ham)

In the second part of our two-part EPL preview, we offer specific predictions for Manchester United, Middlesbrough, Southampton, Stoke City, Sunderland, Swansea City, Tottenham, Watford, West Brom and West Ham. In that order.

Looking for part one? Go back one episode to August 9.

Today’s show features a Timbers Army quiz sponsored by RUFFNECKSCARVES, official scarf provider to US Soccer, MLS, NCAA and USL.

Use coupon “TOTALSOCCERSHOW” for 20% off any scarf you find at http://Ruffneckscarves.com.

Today’s show also answers the question: If the Premier League were NBA Jam, which team would win? 

 


Premier League preview and predictions (part 1, featuring Arsenal, Chelsea, Everton, Liverpool, Man City)

Posted on August 9th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on Premier League preview and predictions (part 1, featuring Arsenal, Chelsea, Everton, Liverpool, Man City)

We offer a very specific prediction for every single team in the EPL.

Today’s teams: AFC Bournemouth, Arsenal, Burnley, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Everton, Hull, Leicester, Liverpool, Man City.

The final 10 teams will be previewed in part 2, which publishes Wednesday, August 10.

Today’s episode is sponsored by Mack Weldon. Got to http://MackWeldon.com and use discount code “TSS” for 20% off making you look even better.


Zlatan’s header, Paul Pogba at Man Utd, how the USWNT beat France

Posted on August 8th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on Zlatan’s header, Paul Pogba at Man Utd, how the USWNT beat France

Starting at [1:00], we discuss the USWNT’s Olympic win over France, explaining what went wrong the first half and how the team turned it around.

At [15:00] we preview the game against Colombia with some lineup suggestions.

[18:10] We review Man Utd’s win over Leicester City in the Community Shield, looking for signs of the transition from Louis van Gaal to Jose Mourinho.

[27:15] Where will Paul Pogba fit into this Man Utd lineup?

[33:15] How MRI tests catch age-cheating at U17 tournaments.

35:58 Half-spaces vs channels: what’s the difference? Half-spaces explained here: http://spielverlagerung.com/2014/09/16/the-half-spaces/

[42:45] TSS Scouting reports—updates on promising young players at Liverpool, Schalke and Seattle. Plus a quick chat about Clint Dempsey’s hat-trick, which featured two assists from Jordan Morris.

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Leicester City v Manchester United: Community Shield Preview

Posted on August 5th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on Leicester City v Manchester United: Community Shield Preview

On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show…

[0:00] – We preview Sunday’s Community Shield clash between Leicester City and Manchester United, and give our Specific Predictions for the match.

[22:50] – Today’s show sponsored by SeatGeek. Download the app and enter promo code “TSS” in the settings to get a $20 rebate on your first purchase.

[26:57] – Scouting updates for fans of Arsenal, Birmingham, and Tottenham.

Here’s the link to the profile of The Total Soccer Show in Richmond BizSense: http://richmondbizsense.com/2016/08/03/richmond-podcast-kicks-it-up-full-time/


USWNT v NZ Olympics review, v France preview

Posted on August 4th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on USWNT v NZ Olympics review, v France preview

After a puppy-related intro, we start at [1:30] with a breakdown of the USWNT’s good but not great 2-0 win over New Zealand, analyzing the two goals, Tobin Heath’s technique, Alex Morgan’s sharpness, Mallory Pugh’s big tournament debut, Hope Solo’s ability to withstand booing, and plenty plenty more.

[23:50] Today’s show is sponsored by FUTCHI. We ask the question: if we each had to ask one USWNT player to represent us in a FUTCHI Battle, whom would we select and why?

See Daryl and Taylor play FUTCHI on the TSS YouTube channel: 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1RE4od9C4x5DlVPBKlsyCA/search?query=futchi

Buy your FUTCHI_Rebounder at http://americas.futchi.com and use coupon “totalsoccer” for 15% off.

[31:05] Our preview of USWNT vs France, which happens Saturday, 4 p.m. EST, televised on NBC Sports.

[39:30] Listener responses to the USMNT to EPL forcible draft. 

 

 

 

 


USWNT v NZ Olympics review, v France preview

Posted on August 4th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on USWNT v NZ Olympics review, v France preview

After a puppy-related intro, we start at [1:30] with a breakdown of the USWNT’s good but not great 2-0 win over New Zealand, analyzing the two goals, Tobin Heath’s technique, Alex Morgan’s sharpness, Mallory Pugh’s big tournament debut, Hope Solo’s ability to withstand booing, and plenty plenty more.

[23:50] Today’s show is sponsored by FUTCHI. We ask the question: if we each had to ask one USWNT player to represent us in a FUTCHI Battle, whom would we select and why?

See Daryl and Taylor play FUTCHI on the TSS YouTube channel: 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1RE4od9C4x5DlVPBKlsyCA/search?query=futchi

Buy your FUTCHI_Rebounder at http://americas.futchi.com and use coupon “totalsoccer” for 15% off.

[31:05] Our preview of USWNT vs France, which happens Saturday, 4 p.m. EST, televised on NBC Sports.

[39:30] Listener responses to the USMNT to EPL forcible draft. 

 

 

 

 


Roberto Martinez Gets A New Gig, Hypothetical Americans in the Premiership, and Revisiting the Handball Rule

Posted on August 3rd, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on Roberto Martinez Gets A New Gig, Hypothetical Americans in the Premiership, and Revisiting the Handball Rule

On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show…

[0:00] – Robert Martinez is Belgium’s new manager! We give our instant reaction.

[3:56] – Daryl and Taylor propose the hypothetical transfers of 8 Americans to 8 respective Premier League clubs. English clubs take note!

20:40 – Our NEW sponsor is Ruffneck Scarves! They are the official scarf provider for US Soccer, MLS, NCAA, and USL. TSS listeners can get 20% off any scarf in the shop by going to http://www.ruffneckscarves.com/ and using the promo code “TOTALSOCCERSHOW” at checkout!

[24:42] – Discussing what changes (if any) could make the handball rule more universally understandable/applicable… plus, Daryl accidentally creates Skynet.

[35:52] – Expanding the TSS Scouting Network, featuring Julian Green, two Liverpool youngsters, and a Tottenham Englishman.


Roberto Martinez Gets A New Gig, Hypothetical Americans in the Premiership, and Revisiting the Handball Rule

Posted on August 3rd, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on Roberto Martinez Gets A New Gig, Hypothetical Americans in the Premiership, and Revisiting the Handball Rule

On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show…

[0:00] – Robert Mancini is Belgium’s new manager! We give our instant reaction.

[3:56] – Daryl and Taylor propose the hypothetical transfers of 8 Americans to 8 respective Premier League clubs. English clubs take note!

20:40 – Our NEW sponsor is Ruffneck Scarves! They are the official scarf provider for US Soccer, MLS, NCAA, and USL. TSS listeners can get 20% off any scarf in the shop by going to http://www.ruffneckscarves.com/ and using the promo code “TOTALSOCCERSHOW” at checkout!

[24:42] – Discussing what changes (if any) could make the handball rule more universally understandable/applicable… plus, Daryl accidentally creates Skynet.

[35:52] – Expanding the TSS Scouting Network, featuring Julian Green, two Liverpool youngsters, and a Tottenham Englishman.


Schweinsteiger’s locker, USMNT golden generation, USWNT Olympic preview w/ Steph Yang

Posted on August 2nd, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on Schweinsteiger’s locker, USMNT golden generation, USWNT Olympic preview w/ Steph Yang

Starting at [00:30], we talk about Bastian Schweinsteiger’s sudfenly precarious Manchester United situation and the art of great German tabloid headline writing.

[7:27] Is the US on the verge of a new Golden Generation? Or has the US Golden Generation already passed?

20:00 Today’s sponsor is http://JustCoffee.coop

Use coupon code SOCCER for 10% off any order

21:50 Taylor previews the USWNT’s Olympic campaign with Steph Yang from http://starsandstripesfc.com

[44:00] TSS Scouting Reports including one confirmed Man City signing, one rumored.

 


Schweinsteiger’s locker, USMNT golden generation, USWNT Olympic preview w/ Step Yang

Posted on August 2nd, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on Schweinsteiger’s locker, USMNT golden generation, USWNT Olympic preview w/ Step Yang

Starting at [00:30], we talk about Bastian Schweinsteiger’s sudfenly precarious Manchester United situation and the art of great German tabloid headline writing.

[7:27] Is the US on the verge of a new Golden Generation? Or has the US Golden Generation already passed?

20:00 Today’s sponsor is http://JustCoffee.coop

Use coupon code SOCCER for 10% off any order

21:50 Taylor previews the USWNT’s Olympic campaign with Steph Yang from http://starsandstripesfc.com

[44:00] TSS Scouting Reports including one confirmed Man City signing, one rumored.

 


USWNT 2016 Olympics Preview: 10 Things to Watch for

Posted on August 1st, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on USWNT 2016 Olympics Preview: 10 Things to Watch for

On the newest episode of The Total Soccer… 

[0:00] – Previewing the USWNT at the 2016 Olympics by giving our 10 Things to Watch for (surprisingly, Carli Lloyd isn’t numbers 1 through 10).

[47:42] – Today’s show sponsored by SeatGeek. Download the app and enter promo code “TSS” in the settings to get a $20 rebate on MLS tickets.

[51:36] – Could Julian Green’s hat trick mean big things are on the horizon for the Bayern Munich (still) youngster?

[58:10] – Reports from the TSS Scouting Network, featuring updates for Arsenal, Chelsea and Dortmund players.

Ask us a question: http://totalsoccershow.com/contact/

Leave us a voicemail: http://totalsoccershow.com/voicemail/

As mentioned on the show, here’s the Richmond Kickers’ last minute winner against NYRBII, featuring some Master (Set)Piece Theater: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQwgjfK5Xtc


USWNT 2016 Olympics Preview: 10 Things to Watch for

Posted on August 1st, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on USWNT 2016 Olympics Preview: 10 Things to Watch for

On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show… 

[0:00] – Previewing the USWNT at the 2016 Olympics by giving our 10 Things to Watch for (surprisingly, Carli Lloyd isn’t numbers 1 through 10).

[47:42] – Today’s show sponsored by SeatGeek. Download the app and enter promo code “TSS” in the settings to get a $20 rebate on MLS tickets.

[51:36] – Could Julian Green’s hat trick mean big things are on the horizon for the Bayern Munich (still) youngster?

[58:10] – Reports from the TSS Scouting Network, featuring updates for Arsenal, Chelsea and Dortmund players.

Ask us a question: http://totalsoccershow.com/contact/

Leave us a voicemail: http://totalsoccershow.com/voicemail/

As mentioned on the show, here’s the Richmond Kickers’ last minute winner against NYRBII, featuring some Master (Set)Piece Theater: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQwgjfK5Xtc

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Sam Allardyce a good fit for England, how to fix the MLS All-Star Game (maybe)

Posted on July 29th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on Sam Allardyce a good fit for England, how to fix the MLS All-Star Game (maybe)

We’re going five days a week! We start the show with a quick recap of how and why.

Starting at [2:30], we discuss Sam Allardyce’s appointment as England manager. Daryl is all in, Taylor is 50-50 and has some questions.

[21:45] Daryl’s reaction to the Wolves takeover. Not as scary as it sounds.

[29:40] Reviewing the MLS All-Star Game and making a brave but doomed attempt to fix it.

[44:50] Today’s show sponsored by SeatGeek. Download the app and enter promo code “TSS” in the settings to get a $20 rebate on MLS tickets.

[48:15] TSS Scouting Network updates, including Cameron Carter Vickers, Marcus Edwards and Ovie Ejaria.

EXTRA NOTES:

The Brian Phillips recap of the Masal Bugduv hoax: http://www.slate.com/articles/sports/sports_nut/2009/01/fictional_moldovan_soccer_phenom_tells_all.html

Ask us a question: http://totalsoccershow.com/contact/

Leave us a voicemail: http://totalsoccershow.com/voicemail/

Our Richmond Kickers v New York Red Bulls II commentary will be here: http://www.richmondkickers.com/Matchday/