Relegation Recap, Barrett Beats Chivas, Our Gold Cup Roster // May 22 2011

May 22, 2011 Daryl No Comments


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We review a dramatic final day in the Premier League, where five teams battled to avoid relegation and we swiveled our heads to watch as many TVs as possible. It was everything the final day of a soccer season should be, at least at the bottom end of the table.

We also discuss LA Galaxy’s 1-0 win over Chivas, with Chad Barrett scoring the only goal of the game off a David Beckham free-kick. We pay particular attention to the goal, and also give Alexi Lalas’ half-time performance a quick review.

Last but certainly not least, the four Total Soccer Show co-hosts sat down to figure out our Gold Cup roster. Bob Bradley will announce his Monday morning, but we beat him to it Sunday night. Our final roster is listed below, but you need to listen to the podcast to find out how we made some of the tougher decisions.

And, as every Sunday, we close with the Wikipedia Game. This week’s categories: Players who’ve played alongside Ruud Gullit, players who’ve played alongside Alexi Lalas, Wolves players in the 21st century.

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Things Mentioned on This Show:

First and foremost, here’s the TSS Gold Cup roster, picked by committee:

Tim Howard
Marcus Hahnemann
David Yelldell

Steve Cherundolo
Timmy Chandler
Tim Ream
Clarence Goodson
Jay DeMerit
Oguchi Onyewu
Carlos Bocanegra
Heath Pearce

Landon Donovan
Clint Dempsey
Michael Bradley
Jermaine Jones
Maurice Edu
Mikkel Diskerud
Sacha Kljestan
Alejandro Bedoya

Teal Bunbury
Juan Agudelo
Jozy Altidore
David Hoilett (or Herculez Gomez if Hoillet either says no or turns out he isn’t really American).


Chad Barrett’s goal for LA vs Chivas:


Carlos Ruiz’ goal for Philadelphia vs. Chicago:


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