Soccer Podcasts


COPA: How Mexico got it wrong v Chile, why you can’t stop Leo Messi, why you shouldn’t always Panenka

Posted on June 19th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on COPA: How Mexico got it wrong v Chile, why you can’t stop Leo Messi, why you shouldn’t always Panenka

We review Chile’s 7-0 win over Mexico, focusing on Juan Carlos Osorio’s tactical and gameplan decisions.

We also look at Argentina’s 4-1 win over Venezeula, including a masterclass in passing from Leo Messi and a poorly judged Panenka from Venezeula’s Seijas.

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EUROS: Belgium Smashes Ireland and Cristiano Ronaldo Has A Very Bad Day

Posted on June 19th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on EUROS: Belgium Smashes Ireland and Cristiano Ronaldo Has A Very Bad Day

We review all of Saturday’s Euro 2016 action:

[0:00] – Belgium v Ireland OR “That Day We All Remembered that Eden Hazard is Fast”

[8:44] – Iceland v Hungary: The Sons and The Sweatpants battle to a 1-1 draw.

[15:16] – Portugal v Austria: Analyzing what exactly led to Ronaldo’s horrible, no-good, very bad day.

[27:29] – Previewing Sunday’s Group A match-ups: France v Switzerland and Romania v Albania.


EUROS+COPA: Chiellini crushes Zlatan, why Croatian fans caused trouble, how Turkey Topal-ed themselves

Posted on June 18th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on EUROS+COPA: Chiellini crushes Zlatan, why Croatian fans caused trouble, how Turkey Topal-ed themselves

We review all the action from Euro 2016, plus the Copa America quarterfinal between Colombia and Peru

[01:30] Italy vs Sweden

How Chiellini, Bonucci and Barzagli dealth with Zlatan

[07:30] Croatia vs Czech Republic

How Modric, Perisic and Rakitic out played the Czech Republic, then Croatian fans helped with a Czech comeback.

[24:15] Spain v Turkey

Why not all central midfielders can play centerback, and all the backstory to Turkish fans booing Arda Turan 

Video of Topal’s defending: https://streamable.com/jsn6

[32:50] Quick previews of Belgium v Ireland, Iceland v Hungary, Portugal v Austria

COPA AMERICA!

[39:45] Update on the USMNT’s yellow and red card problems 

[41:10] Colombia v Peru review

[47:45] Copa quarterfinal previews: Argentina v Messi, Mexico v Chile


COPA: USA v Ecuador Review – Victory Despite Cards

Posted on June 17th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on COPA: USA v Ecuador Review – Victory Despite Cards

We break down the USA’s historic/hard fought/somewhat controversial 2-1 victory over Ecuador in the Copa America Centenario quarterfinals, and pay particular attention to the Jermaine Jones red card, the observable patterns of play, and stability (in multiple ways) of John Brooks.

As promised, here’s the link to Taylor’s article that breaks down the Jones red card frame-by-frame: https://www.pastemagazine.com/soccer

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COPA: USA v Ecuador review — instant take

Posted on June 17th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on COPA: USA v Ecuador review — instant take

Immediately after the final whistle of the USMNT’s 2-1 win over Ecuador in the Copa America quarterfinal, we hit record to capture our immediate reactions to the game.

If you enjoyed this, check back tomorrow for a longer, more detailed breakdown.


EUROS: How Hodgson’s Subs Won England the Game, Plus Northern Ireland Pelt Ukraine

Posted on June 16th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on EUROS: How Hodgson’s Subs Won England the Game, Plus Northern Ireland Pelt Ukraine

On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show, we go deep into England’s 2-1 victory over Wales. Hodgson nails his substitutions, Bale nails his freekick, and Sturridge hammers home the winner.

Plus, we break down Northern Ireland’s historic 2-0 victory over Ukraine, and try to figure out just what happened in Germany’s 0-0 draw with Poland (we promise, there WERE some exciting things).


EUROS: Hamsik’s magic, Griezmann’s glory, plus: England v Wales preview

Posted on June 16th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on EUROS: Hamsik’s magic, Griezmann’s glory, plus: England v Wales preview

We review all the action from the sixth day of Euro 2016

[00:39] Slovakia’s 2-1 win over Russia, with some actual magic from Marek Hamsik. (Ot at least some solid misdirection.)

[09:42] Switzerland’s 1-1 with Romania—why did Mehmedi have so much time and space for that volley? We have the answer.

[17:30] Howler Radio have a new series and we want you to know about it.

[19:10] France’s 2-0 win over Albania. What took you so long, France? Turns out, it was Albania’s simple but effective defensive scheme.

28:50 Today’s sponsor is SeatGeek, download the app at http://SeatGeek.com and enter “TSS” in the settings tab for a $20 rebate.

[30:50] We preview England v Wales (and Taylor quizzes Daryl about United Kingdom geopolitical stuff), Northern Ireland v Ukraine, and Poland v Germany

[47:30] An accidental bonus preview of the USMNT v Ecuador.

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EUROS+COPA: Iceland Bully Portugal, Mighty Magyars Blitz Austria, and Messi Makes Eye Contact

Posted on June 15th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on EUROS+COPA: Iceland Bully Portugal, Mighty Magyars Blitz Austria, and Messi Makes Eye Contact

We review Iceland’s rough-and-tumble 1-1 draw with Portugal, as well as Hungary’s surprise 2-0 victory over (consensus tournament dark horse) Austria. Daryl also takes time to explain 1) the meaning of that phrase and 2) why it is wildly inaccurate in the modern era.

Plus, we talk Chile’s 4-2 win over Panama and Argentina’s 3-0 drubbing of Bolivia. The possession stats alone are worth listening in to hear.

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COPA: USA v Ecuador quarterfinal preview

Posted on June 14th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on COPA: USA v Ecuador quarterfinal preview

We preview the USMNT’s Copa America quarterfinal against Ecuador, highlighting what to watch for, picking our starting XI and preferred approach, and answering listener questions.

We also review Mexico’s 1-1 tie with Venezuela, breaking down how Tecatito scored his wondergoal.

This episode was sponsored by the beautifully attired people at Mack Weldon.

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EUROS: Italy Out-Tactic Belgium, Plus Hoolahan vs Zlatan and Spain Victorious

Posted on June 13th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on EUROS: Italy Out-Tactic Belgium, Plus Hoolahan vs Zlatan and Spain Victorious

We review Italy’s comprehensive victory over Belgium, Ireland’s compelling 1-1 draw with Sweden, and Spain’s last gasp win over the Czech Republic.

We also do a quick preview of Tuesday’s action (Austria v Hungary and Portugal v Iceland), and take a moment to do some beautiful (and almost certainly incorrect) singing.

 

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EUROS+COPA: Modric’s volley, Schweini’s settler, Peru push Brazil out of Copa America

Posted on June 13th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on EUROS+COPA: Modric’s volley, Schweini’s settler, Peru push Brazil out of Copa America

We review Croatia’s impressive win over Turkey, Poland’s professional win over Northern Ireland, and Germany’s very Germany win over Ukraine.

We also take a good long look at Raul Ruidiaz’ goal for Peru, which knocked Brazil out of Copa America very very early and was 1000% a handball.

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Euros: How Russia’s Zone Trumped England’s Press, Plus Welsh Topspin and Albanian Amplitude

Posted on June 12th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on Euros: How Russia’s Zone Trumped England’s Press, Plus Welsh Topspin and Albanian Amplitude

On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show, we review (in minute detail) England’s 1-1 draw with Russia, and try to figure out exactly how an aging Russian back line hampered England’s youthful attack.

Plus, we break down Wales’ 2-1 victory over Slovakia (Gareth Bale is very good and Miroslav Stoch is the opposite of that) and Albania’s 1-0 defeat at the hands of Switzerland.


COPA: USA v Paraguay review: USMNT on steroids (also: Messi magic)

Posted on June 12th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on COPA: USA v Paraguay review: USMNT on steroids (also: Messi magic)

We review the USA’s 1-0 win over Paraguay, looking at the most aggressive performance   we’ve seen in a while, and a towering performance from John Brooks. We also explain why the US’s goal was pure Gyasi Zardes.

We also explain how Colombia gave up top spot to the US, and look ahead to the Group B finale with Brazil, Peru, Ecuador and Haiti.

There’s disagreement in studio over Chile’s winning penalty kick versus Bolivia. It’s basically Captain America 3: Civil War, only with no special powers or suits.

Last, and by no means least, we talk about Leo Messi’s quickfire hat-trick, which made him joint top scorer at Copa America after just 30 minutes on the field.

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COPA: USA v Paraguay review (instant take)

Posted on June 11th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on COPA: USA v Paraguay review (instant take)

Well, that was scary. We offer our instant reactions to the USA’s 1-0 win over Paraguay in Copa America Centenario.


EUROS: France v Romania review, how Giroud and Payet unlocked a synchronized defense

Posted on June 10th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on EUROS: France v Romania review, how Giroud and Payet unlocked a synchronized defense

Happy Euro 2016 everyone!

We review France’s win over Romania in the opening game, highlighting Romania’s mind-boggling synchronized defensive scheme, Olivier Giroud’s crafty forearm, and how Dimitri Payet exploited a piece of space no one else knew was there.

We also offer quick previews of Saturday’s games: Albania vs Switzerland and Wales v Slovakia.

If you’re looking for our big England v Russia preview, it’s in a separate episode (you’ll see it in our feed).

 


COPA: USA v Paraguay Deep-Dive Preview and The Suarez Situation

Posted on June 10th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on COPA: USA v Paraguay Deep-Dive Preview and The Suarez Situation

On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show, we preview the USA’s impending match with Paraguay. and recap Thursday night’s Copa America action! Chicharito’s perpetual movement, Venezuela’s blast from distance, and Luis Suarez’s fury all merit discussion.


EUROS: England v Russia preview

Posted on June 10th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on EUROS: England v Russia preview

We give a full preview of England v Russia, highlighting Russian players to watch out for and how we think Roy Hodgson, might/should set up the Three Lions.


Euro 2016 Groups E and F previews and predictions (plus France vs Romana preview)

Posted on June 10th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on Euro 2016 Groups E and F previews and predictions (plus France vs Romana preview)

We preview Group E (Belgium, Italy, Ireland, Sweden) without using the phrase “group of death,” just to prove it can be done, but fail to avoid the use of “dark horse” while previewing Group F (Portugal, Iceland, Austria, Hungary).

GROUP E

[2:22] Belgium Goals goals goal for Romelu Lukaku

[11:48] Italy Prepare to fall in love with Alessandro Florenzi

[20:00] Ireland Never ever take your eyes of Shane Long.

[26:06] Sweden Why we think Zlatan might go home goalless.

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GROUP F

[36:00] Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo at center-forward? Unfortunately, yes.

[45:35] Iceland Embrace the awesome power of the patronymic naming sysyetm. And Gylfi Sigurdsson’s set piece delivery.

[52:00] Austria Preapre for peak David Alaba

[59:00] Hungary The coach living Jurgen Klinsmann’s dream

—OPENING GAME PREVIEW

[1:07:13] Picking Les Bleus lineup for France … Read More »


COPA: Brazil Score Seven, The Genius of Jeff Montero, and Uruguay Have A Bad Week

Posted on June 9th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on COPA: Brazil Score Seven, The Genius of Jeff Montero, and Uruguay Have A Bad Week

We recap Brazil’s 7-1 demolition and Ecuador’s dramatic come-from-behind 2-2 draw with Peru. We also talk Uruguay v Venezuela and Mexico v Jamaica. Get it while it’s hot!


COPA: USA v Costa Rica review (or: How we learned to stop worrying and love Jermaine Jones)

Posted on June 8th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on COPA: USA v Costa Rica review (or: How we learned to stop worrying and love Jermaine Jones)

We review the USA’s epic 4-0 win over Costa Rica, breaking down every goal in detail and explaining how and why the USA were able to break through the Ticos defense so easily.

We also briefly review Colombia v Paraguay, and offer previews of Brazil v Haiti and Ecuador v Peru.

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USA 4-0 Costa Rica: Instant Take

Posted on June 7th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on USA 4-0 Costa Rica: Instant Take

Our immediate reaction to the USMNT’s 4-0 win over Costa Rica. Full review to follow later tonight.


COPA: Argentina’s Fast Break, Blas Perez: CONCACAF Hero, and USMNT Updates

Posted on June 7th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on COPA: Argentina’s Fast Break, Blas Perez: CONCACAF Hero, and USMNT Updates

Starting at [0:00] – We take a look at Argentina’s 2-1 victory over Chile, and pay special attention to La Albiceleste’s midfield press… and the absence of Leo Messi.

[14:07] – Reviewing Panama’s dramatic 2-1 win over Bolivia, and pay homage to The Man, The Myth, The Legend: Blas Perez.

[22:54] – We give our final, pre-match thoughts ahead of the impending clash between the USA and Costa Rica, the possible outcomes, and what defeat could mean for Jurgen Klinsmann.

If you’re looking for a more in-depth chat about this evening’s match, click the following link: http://totalsoccershow.com/podcasts/usa-v-costa-rica-preview-why-pulisic-and-nagbe-should-start/

[31:35] – Previewing Colombia v Paraguay through the lens of our Very Specific Predictions.

[34:56] – Breaking down yesterday’s drama concerning the (slightly erroneous) report that the Copa America and the Gold Cup would be merged forever. Here’s a hint: they won’t.

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Euro 2016 groups C and D: previews and predictions

Posted on June 7th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on Euro 2016 groups C and D: previews and predictions

Two Euro 2016 previews in one show. It’s packed with info and moves fast, so listen close and keep up!

––GROUP C

[1:12] GERMANY The veterans have retied and youngster like Leroy Sane, Emre Can and Julian Weigl are ready to grab everyone’s attention.

[10:00] UKRAINE Exciting winger are ready to entertain you on the counter-attack. But there’s drama behind the scenes with a Ukrainian Premier League brawl, an unconvincing handshake, and a hatchet that’s still to be buried.

[16:00] POLAND If you live in New York state, the Poland coach may have trimmed your trees in the mid-1980s. Now he’s the only coach going full 4-4-2 with no apologies, setting things up for Robert Lewandowski and Arkadiusz Milik to bang in goals. 

[21:35] NORTHERN IRELAND Michael O’Neill has plans for a hardworking defensive performance, making his team “horrible” to play against. Listen in to find out how that works. Also: why … Read More »


COPA: Why Uruguay were so angry about Mexico’s goal, and how Osorio fooled us all

Posted on June 6th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on COPA: Why Uruguay were so angry about Mexico’s goal, and how Osorio fooled us all

Got questions about what happened in Mexico’s win over Uruguay? We’ve got answers. And we could not be more excited to share them with you.

Starting at [00:00], we explain every single confusing thing that happened in Mexico’s win over Uruguay. Listen in to hear how Mexico forced an own goal less than four minutes in,  why Mexico goalkeeper Talavera’s own goal was ruled out, and why Uruguay were so very very angry about Rafa Marquez’s winning goal. We also break down THE MOST AUDACIOUS TACTICAL TRICK PLAY we’ve ever ever seen.

At [21:35] we review Venezuela’s 1-0 win over Jamaica, explaining how Josef Martinez’ mis-hit shot beat Andre Blake, why Rodolph Austin definitely deserved his red card, and and why Jamaica missed Westley Morgan so very very much.

At [29:25] we offer our quick previews of Panama v Bolivia and Argentina v Chile, speculating on who will replace Leo … Read More »


USA v Costa Rica preview: why Pulisic and Nagbe should start

Posted on June 5th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on USA v Costa Rica preview: why Pulisic and Nagbe should start

We offer a deep preview of Tuesday’s must-win USA vs Costa Rica Copa America Centenario game, offering an explanation of Costa Rica’s complicated but effective defensive system and the threat they pose on the break.

We then highlight Costa Rica’s potential problems, the line-up we’d like to see, and where the USMNT’s potential opportunities might be.

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