Soccer Podcasts


USA vs Mexico Review: Jordan Morris + Juan Agudelo = Dos a Cero

Posted on April 16th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. No Comments

It’s a 47-minute review of the USMNT’s 2-0 win over Mexico, featuring field conditions, tactical anlaysis, coaching decisions, players who impressed us, The Dark Knight, Nintendo Duck Hunt, and defnitive proof that the United States landed on the moon.


USA vs Switzerland Review

Posted on April 1st, by Taylor in Soccer Podcasts. No Comments

Daryl and Taylor review the USMNT’s 1-1 draw with Switzerland, with particular emphasis on Brek Shea’s beauty, Jozy’s moment of madness, and the late Swiss equalizer. The guys also do their best to figure out the modifications in the USA’s tactical approach and determine if Jurgen Klinsmann does indeed have an overall plan.


USA vs Denmark Review

Posted on March 26th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. No Comments

Daryl and Taylor break down the USA’s disappointing 3-2 loss to Denmark, and try to figure out what Klinsmann’s squad was trying to do and what went wrong.

0:00-42:00 : Denmark 3 – USA 2 recap, featuring your listener questions

42:00-54:36 : Final thank yous to our TSS supporters!


Clásico Review

Posted on March 23rd, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. No Comments

0:00 – 6:33 : Our discussion of Manchester United 2 – Liverpool 1, featuring Stevie G and the Red Mist, Marouane Fellaini’s chest and Juan Mata discovering the wings.

6:33 – 26:35 : El Clasico Review, including specific predictions (they were poor) and comprehensive breakdowns of all three goals.

26:25 – 35:30 : Analyzing the new USMNT roster ahead of the impending friendlies against Denmark and Switzerland.


Clásico Preview with Phil Schoen

Posted on March 19th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. No Comments

0:00 – 6:45 Gedion Zelalem’s call up to the Germany U-18 team

6:45 – 43:00 Talking El Clasico and the art of play-by-play announcing with beIN SPORTS’ Phil Schoen.

43:00 – 57:25 Very specific predictions for Barcelona vs. Real Madrid, plus quick chat about Liverpool vs. Manchester United and, for no good reason at all, “The Last Man on Earth.”


Listener Questions: Brace and Hat-Trick, Sports Gambling in the UK, American Outlaws

Posted on March 16th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. No Comments

On today’s TSS podcast, Daryl and Taylor sit down to answer as many of your questions as they can in one sitting. Topics include:

2:06 – Origin of the terms “brace” and “hat trick”

4:50 – Sports gambling in the USA versus the UK

10:05 – Noah Davis’ American Outlaws article

21:03 – NYFC, who owns whose contract, and Yankee Stadium

27:15 – Is it acceptable to pick a replacement team in the same country?

31:38 – Why does MLS have conferences?

36:16 – Do short-handed teams actually have an advantage?

40:13 – Alexi Lalas as a color commentator

43:05 – How to watch a game from a tactical standpoint

50:03 – Department of corrections


Very Specific Predictions for MLS 2015, plus USMNT Gold Cup Draw, USWNT Algarve Cup Win

Posted on March 12th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. No Comments

0:00 – 41:45 — MLS 2015 predictons. Five predictions each, plus one bonus.

41:45 – 44:08 — USMNT Gold Cup draw

44:08 – 46:45 — USWNT win Algarve Cup

46:45 – end — Future of TSS chat


MLS CBA: 28 and 8—would you have taken it?

Posted on March 3rd, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. No Comments

Start to 23:30 — MLS CBA agreement. Winners and losers, and would you have taken the deal if you were a Major League Soccer player?

23:30 to 38:00 — Listeners questions: Are MLS making it up as they go along? Why so many new soccer jerseys? Why do soccer playes wear so much hairgel? Why do away colors keep changing?

38:00 to end — Immigration and TSA stories.


Talking MLS CBA with ESPNFC’s Jeff Carlisle

Posted on February 27th, by Taylor in Soccer Podcasts. 1 Comment

With Daryl abroad, Taylor called up ESPNFC’s Jeff Carlisle to discuss the current situation with the MLS CBA talks, as well as how far apart the two sides are, where we go from here, and how likely it is that the season kicks off next Friday.


USWNT and Your Listener Questions

Posted on February 16th, by Taylor in Soccer Podcasts. 1 Comment

On the newest episode of the Total Soccer Show…

00:00 – 4:40 : Julia Green’s Non-Demotion Demotion

4:41 – 11:11 : Discussing the USWNT’s 1-0 victory over England

11:12 – Close : Answering your listener questions, including Financial Fair Play, why some men wear short shorts, the hipsterness of soccer jersey selection, and why sports terminology can be problematic.