Soccer Podcasts


The future of the Total Soccer Show …

Posted on July 24th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on The future of the Total Soccer Show …

Very very short show with an update about what’s next for TSS.

Next proper episode is Friday, July 29.

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Top 10 Transfers This Summer, Americans Abroad, and the US Olympic Roster Announced

Posted on July 14th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on Top 10 Transfers This Summer, Americans Abroad, and the US Olympic Roster Announced

On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show…

Starting at [2:22] – We each give our five biggest transfers of the summer window (so far) and review some of the ongoing rumors that might possible maybe come to fruition.

[25:10] – Americans abroad update (who’s gone where and who might be getting a move)

43:47 – Today’s sponsor is FUTCHI, makers of the FUTCHI_Rebounder. The video of Daryl versus Taylor in a FUCTHI Battle is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFV2dPPyNQg

Buy your FUCTHI at https://americas.futchi.com/ and use coupon “totalsoccer” for a 15% discount. 

[50:16] – Analyzing the USA’s Olympic roster (hint: there are a lot of very good players included)

[56:03] – Discussing the recent New York Times magazine article by Jay Caspian Kang.

[1:05:11] – Scouting Updates (a few USWNTers in there)


A look back at Euro 2016 — Best Player, Best Goal and many many more

Posted on July 11th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on A look back at Euro 2016 — Best Player, Best Goal and many many more

We did it!

The TSS summer of soccer is over, and we celebrate by taking a look back at Euro 2016 and handing out some TSS awards. We name our best player, best goal, best bit of skill, most disappointing non-England moment and more.

Today’s sponsor is FUTCHI, makers of the FUTCHI_Rebounder. The video of Daryl versus Taylor in a FUCTHI Battle is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFV2dPPyNQg

Buy your FUCTHI at https://americas.futchi.com/ and use coupon “totalsoccer” for a 15% discount. 

Looking for Taylor’s Paste Soccer articles?

Taylor on that short Slovakian corner: https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2016/06/how-zonal-marking-led-to-marek-hamsiks-golazo.html

Taylor on the Welsh tactical column corner-kick routine: https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2016/07/how-standing-in-line-helped-ashley-williams-scored.html

Thank you to everyone for listening through the summer and thank you to everyone who has supported us, both financially and emotionally. You know who you are, and we love you.

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EUROS: Eder is the New Ronaldo – Euro 2016 Final Review

Posted on July 10th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on EUROS: Eder is the New Ronaldo – Euro 2016 Final Review

On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show…

[0:00] – We discuss Portugal’s 1-0 victory over France in the Euro 2016 Final, featuring Bacary Sagna’s throw-in struggles, Ronaldo in 2032, and why Portugal don’t deserve an anti-football reputation.

24:34 – We try to figure out which players from the Euro 2016 Final could use a FUTCHI and discuss our upcoming controversial (if you’re Taylor) new FUTCHI video. You can buy yours at https://americas.futchi.com/ and use coupon “totalsoccer” to get 15% off your order.

[29:34] – Analyzing the newest rumors regarding the England coaching vacancy, including a Klinsmann Konspiracy and an impassioned defense of Big Sam.

[37:44] – Updates on USWNT roster and the NWSL field controversy. 

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Euro 2016 Final preview: dangerously deep dive on France v Portugal

Posted on July 8th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on Euro 2016 Final preview: dangerously deep dive on France v Portugal

We go deep into the weeds with our Euro 2016 final preview, profiling Portugal and France, picking out the tactics and shape of each team, highlighting the key attackers and defenders, discussing Cristiano Ronaldo’s legacy, Antoine Griezmann’s ascendency, William Carvalho’s ’70s cop show, Paul Pogba’s rhinoceros runs, and much much more.

Today’s show was sponsored by the impressively dressed people at Mack Weldon. Go to http://MackWeldon.com and use promo code “TSS” for 20% off your purchase.

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EUROS: Shweini gives France a helping hand

Posted on July 7th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on EUROS: Shweini gives France a helping hand

We review France’s 2-0 win over Germany, breaking down why Bastian Schweinsteiger got handsy at the end of the first half and how Paul Pogba reeled in Mustafi like a fly fisherman. All that, plus the mult-faceted fantasticness of Antoine Griezmann.

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EUROS: The secret to Cristiano Ronaldo’s aerial ability, analysis of Leo Messi’s tax evasion conviction

Posted on July 6th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on EUROS: The secret to Cristiano Ronaldo’s aerial ability, analysis of Leo Messi’s tax evasion conviction

Ever wondered why Cristiano Ronaldo is so good in the air? We break it down for you in this episode, reviewing Portugal’s win over Wales, Ronaldo’s magnificent header and Nani’s clever redirection.

We also discuss Leo Messi’s conviction for tax evasion and what that means for all involved.

Video of Ronaldo’s goal here: https://streamable.com/3lgw

 

 

 


Euro 2016 semi-final previews and predictions: Wales v Portugal and Germany v France

Posted on July 5th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on Euro 2016 semi-final previews and predictions: Wales v Portugal and Germany v France

We preview the Euro 2016 semifinals with a deep deep dive into Wales v Portugal, including an actual comparison of Gareth Bale v Cristiano Ronaldo, and a discussion about how Wales will cope with the absences of Aaron Ramsey and Ben Davies.

Today’s sponsor is Mack Weldon, who we think might actually be a soccer player. Go to http://MackWeldon.com and enter code “TSS” for a 20% discount.

We also preview France v Germany, looking at Didier Deschamps’ options for facing a depleted but still plenty scary Deutschland team.

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EUROS: How France Got It Right Against Iceland

Posted on July 3rd, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on EUROS: How France Got It Right Against Iceland

We break down France’s 5-2 drubbing of Iceland, and try to figure out what exactly Les Bleus did not negate Iceland’s attacking options. We also hit upon Griezmann’s movement, the strengths and vulnerabilities of zonal marking, and the merits of the Fast & Furious franchise.

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EUROS: How to take a penalty kick (Germany v Italy review)

Posted on July 2nd, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on EUROS: How to take a penalty kick (Germany v Italy review)

We review Germany’s penalty shootout win over Italy, with emphasis on the best and worst (looking at you, Zaza) ways to take a penalty kick. We also explain why this was such a dull game and why Jerome Boateng suddenly started riding the world’s scariest roller coaster.

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We also preview France vs Iceland.

 

 


EUROS: How Wales Out-Belgiumed Belgium

Posted on July 1st, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on EUROS: How Wales Out-Belgiumed Belgium

On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show… 

[0:00] – Recapping Wales’ 3-1 victory over Belgium in the Euro quarterfinals, and discussing the Welsh “Tactical Column”, the compelling tactics of both managers, and the glory that is Hal Robson-Kanu (his fake parents must be so proud).

30:07 – Our sponsor today is Mack Weldon. Listeners can buy MW’s insanely comfortable clothing by clicking here: http://MackWeldon.com AND can get 20% off using the promo code “TSS” at checkout. Speaking of, we attempt to figure out which Belgian players had such a rough day against Wales that they managed to reduce their own value by 20%.

35:55 – Updates on Saturday’s Euro clash between Germany and Italy. For our in-depth preview of that game, click here: http://totalsoccershow.com/podcasts/euros-quarterfinal-previews-and-predictions-plus-klinsmann-for-england/

[38:59] – ZLATAN HAS ARRIVED! GIRD YOUR LOINS! We discuss the finalization of the Swede’s move to Manchester United, and … Read More »


EUROS: Poland v Portugal review

Posted on June 30th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on EUROS: Poland v Portugal review

We review Portugal’s penalty shootout win over Poland, breaking down Robert Lewandowski and Renato Sanches’ goals, and explaining why Kuba Błaszczykowski couldn’t beat Rui Patricio.

Also, if you’ve ever wondered how Daryl and Taylor would fare in a game of FUTCHI, the answer is in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d80ZhdLrcYU

 


EUROS: Quarterfinal previews and predictions, plus: Klinsmann for England?

Posted on June 29th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on EUROS: Quarterfinal previews and predictions, plus: Klinsmann for England?

We discuss the next England manager and the rumors suggesting it might actually be Jurgen Klinsmann who takes over.

We also preview all four Euro 2016 quarterfinals:

Poland v Portugal

Wales v Belgium

Italy v Germany

France v Iceland

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EUROS: How Iceland shut down England, plus: Italy’s set-piece perfection

Posted on June 27th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on EUROS: How Iceland shut down England, plus: Italy’s set-piece perfection

We review Iceland’s historic 2-1 win over England, outlining how Lars Lagerbacks’s recipe for step-and-block stew clogged England up, and why there’s more to Iceland’s attack than meets the eye.

We also review Italy’s 2-0 win over Spain, with a set-piece masterclass from Conte’s men.

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COPA: Why Messi Missed His Penalty

Posted on June 27th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on COPA: Why Messi Missed His Penalty

So…. that happened. 

Spoiler Alert: If you’re only here to find out about Messi’s penalty miss and subsequent retirement announcement, it starts at [21:40].

But before that, we break down all the incidents in a (somewhat) action-packed Copa America Centenario final between Chile and Argentina. Red cards. Yellow cards. Flamboyant falls. Aggressive posturing… and that’s all just from the referee!

We break down the Higuain’s miss, Pizzi’s tactics, and what exactly happened on that Messi dive. Then it’s on to penalties, where it’s praise for Chile and frame-by-frame analysis for Leo Messi. 


EUROS: France go all out, Draxler delivers for Germany , Belgium teach an offside-rule masterclass

Posted on June 26th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on EUROS: France go all out, Draxler delivers for Germany , Belgium teach an offside-rule masterclass

We review France’s win over Ireland, Germany’s win over Slovakia, and Belgium’s beating of Hungary.


COPA: USA v Colombia II: Electric Boogaloo

Posted on June 26th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on COPA: USA v Colombia II: Electric Boogaloo

We recap the USA’s 1-0 loss to Colombia in the Copa America Centenario Third Place game, with praise for Jermaine Jones, Clint Dempsey, and a relative return to form. Unfortunately, there’s also criticism (looking in your direction DeAndre Yedlin). Plus, Jurgen the Cheerleader, Ospina the Cruel, and Orozco’s red mist.

We also turn our collective gaze to the future and the USA’s September World Cup qualifiers against St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago. Who should make the roster? Who shouldn’t? Should Nagbe get more than 12 minutes? 

All that and much, much more!


EUROS: Shaqiri’s scissors, Bale finally finds space, all hail Ricky Q!

Posted on June 25th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on EUROS: Shaqiri’s scissors, Bale finally finds space, all hail Ricky Q!

We review Poland’s penalty shoot-out win over Switzerland, Wales’ eventual victory over Northern Ireland, and Portugal’s late late winner against Croatia.


COPA: Previewing USA-Colombia and Argentina-Chile in the Copa America Centenario

Posted on June 24th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on COPA: Previewing USA-Colombia and Argentina-Chile in the Copa America Centenario

Starting at [0:00] – We discuss the Brexit vote and its potential impact on the Premier League.

[7:33] – Due to popular demand, we do a (relative) deep-dive review of the USA’s 4-0 loss to Argentina, and notice a few new points (Wondo the man marker, Bradley’s spacial drift, and screening Romero).

[31:30] – On Saturday, the USA takes on Colombia in the Copa America Centenario 3rd place match, and we attempt to cheer ourselves up by figuring out the things that could potentially make us happy in this game.

40:25 – Today’s show is sponsored by Mack Weldon, makers of smart clothes for smart guys. We figure out what Jurgen Klinsmann needs to do against Colombia to earn the classification of a “smart guy.” You can buy comfy t-shirts, underoos and socks at http://MackWeldon.com, and use the promo code “TSS” to get 20% off.

[44:13] – … Read More »


EUROS: Round of 2016 preview and predictions

Posted on June 23rd, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on EUROS: Round of 2016 preview and predictions

We preview all eight matches from the Euro 2016 Round of 16, offering specific predictions for what will happen in each game.

[02:05] Switzerland v Poland

[06:15] Wales v Northern Ireland

[09:55] Croatia v Portugal

[16:58] France v Ireland

[22:52] Germany v Slovakia

[29:48] Hungary v Belgium

[36:21] Italy v Spain

[42:08] England v Iceland


EUROS+COPA: Ronaldo’s Redemption (?) and Delight for The Boys in Green

Posted on June 23rd, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on EUROS+COPA: Ronaldo’s Redemption (?) and Delight for The Boys in Green

It’s an action packed (and then partially rain-soaked) episode of The Total Soccer Show.

Starting at [0:00] – It’s our review of the final round of Group F games (Hungary v Portugal and Iceland v Austria). We talk Ronaldo’s mental state, Viking chants, and the cursed versatility of David Alaba.

20:43 – Today’s show was sponsored by http://SeatGeek.com. Download the app and use promo code TSS for a $20 rebate on Copa America semi-final or final tickets. 

[23:03] – We break down all the action from the final round of Group E (Belgium v Sweden and Ireland v Italy). Roy Keane’s intensity, the importance of Gigi Buffon, and the box-to-box abilities of a certain Belgian midfielder all get a mention.

[36:08] – Lastly, after a prolonged rain delay, the other Copa America Centenario semifinal was decided! Chile relegated Colombia to the third place game … Read More »


COPA: USA v Argentina review—why the US lost so badly

Posted on June 22nd, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on COPA: USA v Argentina review—why the US lost so badly

We offer our instant-ish review of the USA’s 4-0 defeat to Argentina, outlining how and why the US lost so very badly, and why the narratives that are already forming in the US Soccer media do nothing to help solve the problem.


EUROS: Croatian whispers, Turkish delight, third-place mathematics

Posted on June 21st, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on EUROS: Croatian whispers, Turkish delight, third-place mathematics

We review Northern Ireland’s 1-0 loss to Germany, which was narrow enough to see them through to the Round of 16, plus Poland’s 1-0 win over Ukraine.

After a short word from our friends at Howler magazine, we review Croatia’s 2-1 win over Spain, and Turkey finally showing up for Euro 2016 with a 2-0 win over the Czech Republic.


EUROS: Wales Cruise, England Snooze, and Groups C and D Loom

Posted on June 20th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on EUROS: Wales Cruise, England Snooze, and Groups C and D Loom

That’s right! We’re using Slant Rhymes now. That’s just how we roll. Also…

Starting at [1:14], we review England’s 1-1 draw with Slovakia, and try to figure out how Slovakia stymied pretty much every English attack AND what Roy & Company could have done to get all three points.

[13:20] – We recap Wales’ 3-0 win over Russia, and discuss a failed offside trap, players being unintentionally onside, and some clever work from Aaron Ramsay. 

[21:53] – Previewing Tuesday’s Group C action (Northern Ireland v Germany and Ukraine v Poland) and determining which match is more likely to be the “more watchable.”

[27:22] – Doing the same thing with Group D (Croatia v Spain and Czech Republic v Turkey).

[31:25] – A few final notes regarding both the USA and Argentina ahead of their Copa America Centenario clash. 

You can find our deep dive preview of that match here: http://totalsoccershow.com/podcasts/copaeuros-usa-v-argentina-deep-dive-preview-plus-the-frailty-of-swiss-uniforms/ 

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COPA+EUROS: USA v Argentina Deep-Dive Preview, Plus The Frailty of Swiss Uniforms

Posted on June 19th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on COPA+EUROS: USA v Argentina Deep-Dive Preview, Plus The Frailty of Swiss Uniforms

[0:00] – We take a look at Argentina’s considerable strengths and modest weaknesses in an effort to find some areas of opportunity for the US national team. We also do our best to settle on an ideal formation and lineup for Jurgen Klinsmann’s men in the (likely) scenario that they will be without Jermaine Jones, Bobby Wood, and Alejandro Bedoya for Tuesday’s Copa America Centenario Semi-Final.

36:32 – Today’s show is sponsored by Mack Weldon, makers of smart clothes for smart guys. Buy comfy t-shirts, underoos and socks at http://MackWeldon.com, and use the promo code “TSS” to get 20% off.  

[41:22] – Reviewing Sunday’s Euro 2016 action: France v Switzerland and Romania v Albania, and wondering just how pleased Nike executives must have been to see Puma and Adidas products being torn to shreds on international television.

[44:15] – Previewing Monday’s Euro Group B clashes: England v … Read More »