Soccer Podcasts


USMNT Dual Nationals, NASL, and the EFL Cup

Posted on September 22nd, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on USMNT Dual Nationals, NASL, and the EFL Cup

On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show…

[0:00] – Updating the list of currently uncapped USMNT dual nationals

[4:52] – Is MLS really worse than the EPL?

[8:29] – Discussing the present state of the NASL

[17:06] – Listener Question: Why are certain countries in UEFA?

[23:09] – Listener Question: Why do some Welsh clubs participate in English competitions?

[29:25] – Explaining the EFL and what it’s role is in modern soccer

37:49 – Today’s show is sponsored by FUCTHI Rebounders. To get $70 off a FUTCHI Rebounder you can go tohttp://www.playfutchi.com and use coupon code “totalsoccerbonus”

39:52 – Updating the TSS Scouting Network. If you want to join the noble ranks of the #TSSSN, here’s the link: http://totalsoccershow.com/subscribe


WARNING: 7 brilliant/terrible ideas for the USMNT

Posted on September 21st, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on WARNING: 7 brilliant/terrible ideas for the USMNT

To be very very clear before you hit play … this episode features some innovative ideas about how the US Men’s National Team should line up.

And by innovative, we mean, in some cases, unworkable.

If you’ve been looking for a podcast discussing everything from a USMNT 3-5-2 (plausible) to the fastest possible USMNT XI (interesting but flawed) to a national team where the upper height limit is 5’10” (madness), you just found it.


How Toronto Battled Back Against the Red Bulls, Plus Landon Donovan and Jordan Morris Get Goals

Posted on September 19th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on How Toronto Battled Back Against the Red Bulls, Plus Landon Donovan and Jordan Morris Get Goals

On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show…

[0:00] – MLS Game of the Week, brought to you by Ruffneck Scarves.

Toronto and New York battle to a 3-3 draw, with braces for both BWP and Jozy. Plus, Michael Bradley vs Sacha Kljestan: a Battle of Central Midfield Buddies.

Support the US national team or your MLS team with a scarf from http://RuffneckScarves.com and use coupon “TOTALSOCCERSHOW” for 20% off.

[17:44] – Elsewhere in MLS, Landon Donovan and Jordan Morris net dramatic goals, and Jack Harrison makes Daryl happy to have another Englishman in the USA. 

26:19 – Updating the TSS Scouting Network. If you want to join the noble ranks of the #TSSSN, here’s the link:http://totalsoccershow.com/subscribe


Pulisic scores, ArJo sees red, and what’s wrong with Mourinho’s Man Utd?

Posted on September 19th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on Pulisic scores, ArJo sees red, and what’s wrong with Mourinho’s Man Utd?

In part one of our weekend review, we focus on Europe …

Starting at [01:18], we pay close attention to Christian Pulisic’s one-goal-two-assist birthday weekend performance for Borussia Dortmund, then at [11:59] we break down the FabJo vs ArJo Bundesliga derby.

At [20:35] we ask what’s wrong with Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United, who’ve now lost three games in a row. And is Wayne Rooney to blame?

–MACK WELDON GOAL OF THE WEEK–

At [37:35], we pick our Mack Weldon goal of the week—nominees include Xhaka’s strike for Arsenal, Jordan Henderson’s long-rage strike for Liverpool, and Kevin De Bruyne’s sneaky under-the-wall free-kick.

Visit http://MackWeldon.com and use coupon code “TSS” for 20% off.

At [46:23] we close with with three reports from the TSS Scouting Network. 

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FIFA 17 USMNT Player Ratings and TFC v NYRB Preview

Posted on September 16th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on FIFA 17 USMNT Player Ratings and TFC v NYRB Preview

On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show…

[0:00] – Toronto FC v New York Red Bulls preview and predictions

[13:01] – What to watch this weekend

[14:55] – Listener Question: What’s the future for college soccer?

[21:06] – Listener Question: Guessing FIFA 17 talent ratings for USMNT players

30:55 – Updating the TSS Scouting Network. If you want to join the noble ranks of the #TSSSN, here’s the link:http://totalsoccershow.com/subscribe


Pulisic’s Dortmund score six in the Champions League, plus: why Spurs lost at Wembley

Posted on September 15th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on Pulisic’s Dortmund score six in the Champions League, plus: why Spurs lost at Wembley

Starting at [1:08] We review BVB’s 6-0 win over Legia Warsaw in the Champions League with particular emphasis on Christian Pulisic’s performance, what he’s great at, and what he needs to improve to claim a regular starting spot.

At [13:04] we take a look at Fabian Johnson’s role in Borussia Moenchengladbach’s 4-0 loss away to Man City.

At [18:50] we take a look at Tottenham’s 2-1 loss at home (sort of) to Monaco, explaining in some detail what went wrong on both goals.

[26:35] Today’s show is sponsored by FUCTHI Rebounders, and so Taylor details three drills you can do with a FUTCHI Rebounder to improve your technique.

To get $70 off a FUTCHI Rebounder you can go to http://www.playfutchi.com and use coupon code “totalsoccerbonus”

At [31:05] we update you on the Total Soccer Show Scouting Network with tyhree fresh reports.


Messi and Barcelona Crush Celtic and a Mauro Diaz masterclass in the US Open Cup

Posted on September 14th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on Messi and Barcelona Crush Celtic and a Mauro Diaz masterclass in the US Open Cup

On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show…

[0:00] – Champions League recap, including Barcelona’s 7-0 win over Celtic and Arsenal’s 1-1 draw with PSG. 

[16:11] – Reviewing FC Dallas’ 4-2 victory over New England in the US Open Cup, with primary emphasis on the Anti-Quicksand of Mauro Diaz.

[27:26] – Updating the TSS Scouting Network


UEFA Champions League Best XI Draft, MLS round-up

Posted on September 13th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on UEFA Champions League Best XI Draft, MLS round-up

On today’s show, Daryl and Taylor compete against each other to draft the best UEFA Champions League XI. Whose do you like the best? Check these umage

Daryl’s XI: http://totalsoccershow.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Daryl-CL-XI-e1473739168203.jpg

Taylor’s XI: http://totalsoccershow.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Taylor-CL-XI-e1473739233839.jpg

Starting at [19:43], we introduce a new MLS-focused segment, sponsored by Ruffneck Scarves, in which we each raise three MLS things we want to talk about.

Support the US national team or your MLS team with a scarf from http://RuffneckScarves.com and use coupon “TOTALSOCCERSHOW” for 20% off.

At [35:50] we have scouting reports on a talented young Trinidadian, a Colombian Barcelona-beater, a promising Spurs striker, Atlanta’s first Homegrown Player and a Turkish kid who’s competing with Cristian Pulisic.

 

 


Manchester Derby Review: How Guardiola Out-Coached Mourinho

Posted on September 12th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on Manchester Derby Review: How Guardiola Out-Coached Mourinho

On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show…

[0:00] – Recapping the Manchester Derby (or Marby) and figuring out how Guardiola got it so right and how Mourinho got at least the first 30 minutes so wrong.

[30:45] – Nominees for 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.

[36:42] – “Americans Abroad or Playing in the Los Angeles Area” (Daryl came up with that gem) discussion, featuring DeAndre Yedlin, Bobby Wood, and Landon Donovan.

[45:54] – Updating the TSS Scouting Network! 


Manchester Derby preview

Posted on September 8th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on Manchester Derby preview

We preview Manchester United v. Manchester City (Saturday, [7:30] a.m. Eastern), report on what our listeners are watching this weekend, and give TSS Scouting Network updates on Matt Miazga, Breel Embolo and more. 

Today’s show is sponsored by http://www.playfutchi.com — use coupon “totalsoccerbonus” for a $70 discount on the FUTCHI Rebounder.

Want to join the TSS Scouting Network? Here’s the link: http://totalsoccershow.com/subscribe

 


Landon Donovan’s Return, Megan Rapinoe’s Kneel, and Christian Pulisic’s Floor

Posted on September 8th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on Landon Donovan’s Return, Megan Rapinoe’s Kneel, and Christian Pulisic’s Floor

On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show…

[0:00] – Landon Donovan un-retires (reportedly) and signs for the Galaxy (also reportedly).

[14:18] – Discussing Megan Rapinoe’s kneel, the Washington Spirit’s reaction, and why it is that every sporting event begins with the National Anthem.

[19:34] – Answering the Listener Question, “What is Christian Pulisic’s floor?”

[32:30] – Updating the TSS Scouting Network


USMNT v Trinidad & Tobago review: Sacha Kljestan runs the show

Posted on September 7th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on USMNT v Trinidad & Tobago review: Sacha Kljestan runs the show

We review the USA’s 4-0 win over Trinidad & Tobago, breaking down the goals from Sacha Kljestan, Jozy Altidore, Jozy Altidore again, and Paul Arriola, plus discussing the role of Christian Pulisic, Michael Bradley and Fabian Johnson. 


Recapping England v Slovakia and Previewing USA v Trinidad and Tobago

Posted on September 4th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on Recapping England v Slovakia and Previewing USA v Trinidad and Tobago

On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show…

[0:00] – We discuss England’s exciting/standard/boring/terrible (depending on your perspective) 1-0 victory over Slovakia in World Cup Qualifying, with mentions for Big Sam’s Defensive System, Adam Lallana’s attacking prowess, and Daryl Grove’s cautious optimism.

[28:57] – We preview the USMNT’s upcoming WCQ against Trinidad and Tobago by attempting to select our preferred starting eleven. Cooking metaphors ensue.


Pulisic at the double! USMNT v St Vincent World Cup qualifier review

Posted on September 2nd, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on Pulisic at the double! USMNT v St Vincent World Cup qualifier review

We review the USMNT’s 6-0 win over SVG, offering up a few things you might have missed about the US’ goals.

Also: you can get $70 off a FUTCHI_Rebounder by visiting http://playfutchi.com and using special coupon discount code “totalsoccerbonus”

We’ll be back Sunday evening to preview the USMNT v Trinidad game.


USMNT v St. Vincent AND England v Slovakia Previews

Posted on September 1st, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on USMNT v St. Vincent AND England v Slovakia Previews

On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show…

[0:00] – We preview the USA’s upcoming trip to St. Vincent and The Grenadines by picking our most-probable starting eleven. We also somehow manage to argue the merits of Nagbe v Pulisic and Kljestan v Bedoya.

32:17 – It’s a Ruffneck Scarves-sponsored segment regarding the USL’s own, Sacramento Republic (specifically the Tower Bridge Battalion). Go to http://RuffneckScarves.com to take advantage of this sponsorship by getting 20% off with coupon “TOTALSOCCERSHOW”.

[38:22] – Why it’s okay to be excited about Sam Allardyce (or, if you prefer, our preview of Slovakia v England).

[55:30] – Updating the TSS Scouting Network, featuring a young American moving to a Bundesliga club.


Return of the Wikipedia Game with Laura Coutts

Posted on August 30th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on Return of the Wikipedia Game with Laura Coutts

It’s the return of your friend and ours: Laura Coutts!

She’s back in studio to host a spirited episode of trivia, featuring The Wikipedia Game AND Tiki Taka Trivia! 


USMNT roster, Bobby Wood’s Bundesliga goal, Allardyce’s first England squad

Posted on August 29th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on USMNT roster, Bobby Wood’s Bundesliga goal, Allardyce’s first England squad

Starting at [01:48] we discuss Jurgen Klinsmann’s USMNT roster for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers. A few head-scratchers in there, so we scratch hard until the itch is gone.

30:15 — Today’s show is sponsored by FUTCHI Rebounders. Get yours at https://americas.futchi.com/ and use coupon “totalsoccer” for 15% off.

See Daryl and Taylor in FUTCHI action here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGyqH6EVUec

Got suggestions for how we should play FUTCHI? Tweet them @totalsoccershow with #TSSFUTCHI

[33:16] — Sam Allardyce has named his inaugural England squad and we have things to say about it. We also discuss Joe Hart’s move to Torino and ask if more English players should do the same. 

[47:15] — Updates on four more players in the Total Soccer Show Scouting Network, including Mallory Pugh, Patrick Bamford, Junior Flores and Munir. 

Support TSS at http://totalsoccershow.com/subscribe

 


EPL review: Chelsea solidity, Liverpool inconsistency, Manchester on top, and other Premier League patterns (plus: Portland smash Seattle)

Posted on August 29th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on EPL review: Chelsea solidity, Liverpool inconsistency, Manchester on top, and other Premier League patterns (plus: Portland smash Seattle)

Three games into the new Premier League season, we identify the patterns that are forming before our eyes.

[30:35] — We review Portland’s 4-2 win over Seattle. Fanendo Adi smash.

[42:35] — We answer the all important question: who will be LAFC’s first Designated Player?

[49:08] — We close with updates from the TSS Scouting Network, including the American who sits in top of La Liga.

Support the show! Join the TSS Scouting Network at http://totalsoccershow.com/subscribe

 

 

 


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.

Support the show and subscribe via iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-total-soccer-show/id327466681

 

 

 

 


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