USMNT


Why Klinsmann’s USMNT Copa America roster makes sense

Posted on May 22nd, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on Why Klinsmann’s USMNT Copa America roster makes sense

[0:00] – We discuss Jurgen Klinsmann’s 23-man Copa America Centenario roster. Some big names were left out (Jordan Morris, Omar Gonzalez) and some surprising names were included (Chris Wondolowski) but we can — mostly — see the logic. Listen in to hear what we think.

[27:00] – We also review the USA’s 3-1 win over Puerto Rico, with an overhead kick/scorpion kick goal from Time Ream, a dominant DeAndre Yedlin, and an unstoppable Bobby Wood.

[39:28] – Finally, we offer a TSS Scouting Network roundup, featuring phenoms from around the world.

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Copa America Group A Preview and Predictions

Posted on May 11th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on Copa America Group A Preview and Predictions

On the newest episode of The Total Soccer Show…

([0:00]-[17:44]) – USA Specific Predictions

([17:44]-[29:31]) – Colombia Specific Predictions

([29:31]-[37:47]) – Costa Rica Specific Predictions

([37:47]-[48:42]) – Paraguay Specific Predictions

([48:42]-[53:20]) – Conclusions regarding Group A

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What is Johan Cruyff’s legacy? Who does Sunil Gulati answer to? Can anything compare with Leicester City’s title challenge?

Posted on April 22nd, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on What is Johan Cruyff’s legacy? Who does Sunil Gulati answer to? Can anything compare with Leicester City’s title challenge?

On today’s show we discuss the legacy of Johan Cruyff (starts at [1:26]), we find out how Sunil Gulati could be removed from office — if such a thing became necessary (starts at [10:30]), we ponder the coddling of superstar players ([16:30]), we discuss the thinking behind relegation clauses and why teams might not put them in a player’s contract ([22:40]), and ask what in the wide world of sports could possibly compare to Leicester City’s EPL title challenge? ([32:20])

We also have updates on phenoms from the TSS Scouting Network: Cody Cropper, Haji Wright, Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Rafik Zehknini, Emerson Hyndman, Lindsay Horan, Junior Flores and Gio Simeone.

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USA vs SVG review, USA vs Trinidad & Tobago preview

Posted on November 14th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on USA vs SVG review, USA vs Trinidad & Tobago preview

On the soccer podcast that loves headed goals:

We review the USMNT’s 6-1 win over St. Vincent and the Grenadines, paying special attention to the encouraging patterns of play we saw from the US and the way they broke down St. Vincent’s defense.

Then we look ahead to Tuesday’s game, away to Trinidad & Tobago. It’s a far more challenging proposition, and we debate which aspects of the SVG performance can be repeated vs Trinidad & Tobago.

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USMNT vs St. Vincent and the Grenadines preview

Posted on November 12th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on USMNT vs St. Vincent and the Grenadines preview

On the soccer podcast that won’t stop talking about Darlington Nagbe …

[0:00] – [6:30] Explaining World Cup qualification, picking an abbreviation for St. Vincent and the Grenadines

[6:30] – [15:30] How St. Vincent plays, which players to watch out for, and how we think they’ll approach this game against the USA.

[15:45] – [30:30] Picking our US team, approach and style of play to face the Vinnies.

[30:30] – [44:20] Answering listener questions about this game.

[44:20] – [56:08] Discussing the US Soccer Federation’s ruling about headers and concussions.

[56:08] – [1:04:36] Weighing Patrick Vieira’s appointment as NYCFC head coach.

[1:04:36] – [1:08:10] Getting excited for Bob Bradley’s tenure at Le Havre — the French Fulhamerica.

[1:08:10] – [1:18:00] The Total Soccer Show Scouting Network: adding one Liverpool player and one frighteningly talented young Colombian.

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MLS Playoffs review, USMNT roster analysis, North London derby review

Posted on November 9th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on MLS Playoffs review, USMNT roster analysis, North London derby review

On the soccer podcast that stayed up late to watch MLS:

[0:00] – [19:30] Talking USMNT roster for World Cup qualifying

[19:30] – [28:20] New York Red Bulls vs DC United

[28:30] – [39:00] Columbus Crew vs Montreal Impact, including an explanation of why Dilly Duka and Jack Mac were NOT offside

[39:00] – [52:10] The epic showdown between FC Dallas and Seattle Sounders

[52:10] – [1:05:30] Vancouver Whitecaps vs Portland Timbers

[1:05:30] – [1:09:00] Arsenal vs Spurs

[1:09:00] – [1:19:35] Stoke City vs Chelsea

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LA Galaxy vs Portland Timbers, Spurs vs Liverpool, U17 World Cup with Fox Sports’ Keith Costigan

Posted on October 19th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on LA Galaxy vs Portland Timbers, Spurs vs Liverpool, U17 World Cup with Fox Sports’ Keith Costigan

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[0:00] – [3:45] Talking about DeAndre Yedlin’s head-spinning weekend.

[3:45] – [22:15] Talking Portland’s 5-2 win over LA Galaxy, including Robbie Keane’s stunning goal and why Darlington Nagbe should be on the next US Men’s National Team roster.

[22:15] – [40:15] Reviewing the US U17’s 2-0 loss to Nigeria and Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool coaching debut with Fox Sports announcer/analyst Keith Costigan.

[40:15] – [50:12] A little more Spurs vs Liverpool chat, including our Very Specific Predictions and the first signs of the Kloppening at Liverpool.


Giovinco’s Goal, LA vs Portland, Spurs vs Liverpool, U-17 World Cup preview with Brian Sciaretta

Posted on October 16th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on Giovinco’s Goal, LA vs Portland, Spurs vs Liverpool, U-17 World Cup preview with Brian Sciaretta

This episode contains the following American soccer podcast goodness:

[0:00]-[8:17] – Breaking down all (or at least most) things Toronto FC, including Sebastian Giovinco’s goal.

[8:17]-[12:58] – Discussing Sunday’s Major League Soccer clash between the LA Galaxy and the Portland Timbers

[12:58]-[20:52] – Specific predictions for Tottenham v Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp’s first game.

[20:52]-[39:55] – Previewing the US squad at the U17 World Cup with Brian Sciaretta, including potential breakout stars, possible lineups and formations, and the coaching prowess of Richie Williams.

[39:55]-Close – Other USA-related business (more on Sunil Gulati and the US U23s)

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USA vs Costa Rica, Jurgen Klinsmann vs Fabian Johnson, U23s, Euro 2016

Posted on October 14th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on USA vs Costa Rica, Jurgen Klinsmann vs Fabian Johnson, U23s, Euro 2016

[0:00] – [12:45] Reviewing USA vs Costa Rica.

[12:45] – [19:52] Talking Fabian Johnson vs. Jurgen Klinsmann

[19:52] – [41:50] Can U.S. Soccer afford to fire Klinsmann? And who does Sunil Gulati answer to?

[41:50] – [48:45] US U23s vs Canada

[48:45] – [57:30] TSS Scouting Network, including a Colombia to fear and an American teenagers scoring goals in Ligue Un.

[57:30] [1:07:45] Recapping the final round of Euro 2016 qualifying.

[1:07:45] – [1:10:11] Looking ahead to the U-17 World Cup.

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USA v Mexico CONCACAF Cup review

Posted on October 11th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on USA v Mexico CONCACAF Cup review

Daryl and Taylor spend just under an hour reviewing what specifically went wrong for the US Men’s National Team in its 3-2 loss to Mexico in the CONCACAF Cup (Spoiler Alert: There are many things to discuss).

The guys then turn their attention to what comes next for Klinsmann and co., specifically in regards to the start of World Cup qualifying, and talk a little CONCACAF Olympic qualifying.

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USA v Mexico preview: How the USMNT can beat El Tri

Posted on October 8th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on USA v Mexico preview: How the USMNT can beat El Tri

On our big big USMNT vs Mexico preview podcast:

[0:00] – [3:50] Sepp Blatter, Jerome Valcke and Michel Platini suspended from all football activities for 90 days.

[3:50] – [7:20] Jurgen Klopp to Liverpool is official.

[7:20] – [12:45] Why the CONCACAF Cup game and the Confederations Cup is important.

[12:45] – [18:45] A brief history of the USA vs Mexico rivalry.

[18:45] – [30:40] Picking our ideal USMNT starting XI and tactics.

[30:40] – [41:25] USA vs Mexico key player match ups.

[41:25] – [53:40] USA vs Mexico very specific predictions.

[53:40] – [1:00:55] Landon Donovan’s call for Klinsmann to be fired if the US loses this game.

[1:00:55] – [1:05:15] U23s vs Honduras mini-preview.

[1:05:15] – [1:12:53] TSS Scouting Network: A young Mexican keeper at Porto, and a 17-year-old French midfielder who has already played for Marseille.


USA vs Mexico CONCACAF Cup preview: talking USMNT with Matt Doyle

Posted on October 8th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on USA vs Mexico CONCACAF Cup preview: talking USMNT with Matt Doyle

On this Total Soccer Show podcast:

Daryl talks to MLSSoccer.com’s Matt Doyle about Saturday’s big USMNT vs Mexico CONCACAF Cup game.

How has Klinsmann approached Mexico in the past? What would Matt like to see from the US in this game? Could the US play a 3-5-2?

Daryl and Matt also talk Major League Soccer: who are the in-form players and teams as the regular season draws to a close?

Our third and final USA v Mexico preview show will be released on Thursday.


USMNT vs Mexico CONCACAF Cup preview: Talking El Tri with ESPN’s Tom Marshall

Posted on October 7th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on USMNT vs Mexico CONCACAF Cup preview: Talking El Tri with ESPN’s Tom Marshall

On this Total Soccer Show podcast, Taylor calls up ESPN’s Tom Marshall to analyze a wide range of issues relating to the Mexico national team and the CONCACAF Cup. Topics discussed include new coach Juan Carlos Osorio, current (interim) coach Ricardo “Tuca” Ferretti, the importance of beer sponsors in determining nicknames, the continued necessity of Rafa Marquez, and the possible lineup/tactics of El Tri for one of the most interesting games in the history of CONCACAF.


USMNT U-23 vs Mexico, CONCACAF Champions League Final first leg, new USWNT uniform

Posted on April 23rd, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. Comments Off on USMNT U-23 vs Mexico, CONCACAF Champions League Final first leg, new USWNT uniform

[0:00] – [3:30] UEFA Champions League

[3:30] – [7:40] CONCACAF Champions League Final first leg, Club America vs Montreal Impact

[7:40] – [14:45] USMNT U-23s vs Mexico

[14:45] – [18:40] New USWNT uniform

[18:40] – [36:00] Listener questions: Reserve teams, Nike Academy, Klinsmann’s core, quantifying a good soccer game

[36:00] – end TSS scouting network


USMNT U-23s vs Mexico Preview, w/ Liviu Bird

Posted on April 22nd, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. No Comments

Daryl is joined by Sports Illustrated contributor Liviu Bird to preview the U-23’s game against Mexico.


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.


USA vs Chile Review, Chelsea vs Manchester City Preview

Posted on January 29th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. No Comments

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.


USMNT January Camp, Jozy Altidore, Leo Messi, Particle Physics, and Bayern Munich’s Bathrooms

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

([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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USMNT vs Colombia Preview with Matt Kolesky from AO London

Posted on November 13th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. No Comments

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.


Rubio Rubin Highlights

Posted on September 1st, by Daryl in Blog. No Comments

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.


USA vs Germany Review: How we survived the Group of Death

Posted on June 27th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. 6 comments

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.


Unentschieden! USA vs Germany Preview

Posted on June 25th, by Daryl in Soccer Podcasts. 1 Comment

Daryl and Taylor preview the USMNT’s World Cup Group G finale showdown with Germany by going through Germany’s lineup and seeing what the US can exploit/what the US should be scared of.