Daryl is joined by Sports Illustrated contributor Liviu Bird to preview the U-23’s game against Mexico.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Here’s what’s on the new soccer podcast:
(0:00 – 37:15) USMNT vs Chile review, featuring questions from Total Soccer Show listeners and a list of “things we learned” from the game.
(37:15 – end) Chelsea vs Man City preview, featuring some very specific predictions.
(0:00 – 17:30) Daryl and Taylor each pick the three players they’re most excited to see called up for US Men’s National Team January camp.
(17:30 -23:20) Jozy Altidore’s possible return to Major League Soccer.
(23:20 – end) Listener questions, including: What does it mean to play on the break? Is Frank Lampard Schrodinger’s footballer? Would Leo Messi fit in Chelsea’s system? What is Merseyside? Why Kyle Walker? Is Jordan Morris hindering the USMNT?
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We InterWiki with Matt Kolesky of the London chapter of the American Outlaws, then preview the USMNT vs Colombia friendly by predicting our starting XIs.
Utrecht’s 18-year-old attacker Rubio Rubin has been named to the USMNT roster for the game against the Czech Republic. We found these highlights of Rubin in action for the US U-17 team while doing research to preview the game.
Daryl and Taylor review the USMNT’s loss that felt like a win against Germany, a result which takes the US out of the Group of Death and into the knockout rounds of the World Cup.