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Total Soccer Show: USMNT, EPL, MLS, Champions League and more ...

Author: Daryl Grove, Taylor Rockwell

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Long-running American soccer show covering the USMNT, Premier League, Champions League, MLS, and more.

If you enjoy analysis and silliness in equal measure, we're the podcast for you.
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Taylor talks to The Athletic's Joe Lowery about his three favorite topics: the US U20 national team, the senior US mens national team, and Major League Soccer. The amount of knowledge in his brain is legitimately absurd.  For the U20s, we focus on realistic expectations for an incredibly talented squad, who might start where, and whether or not Alex Mendez has the best left foot in the US player pool. After that, we take a look at some of the teams that are having strong seasons so far in Major League Soccer and some... that are not. We use the patented thumbs up/down method to get to the bottom of things, and also take a moment to sing the praises of Bob Bradley and DaMarcus Beasley. Lastly, there's some Gold Cup roster conversation. Who is Joe most excited to see and what's his preferred starting lineup if the US were to make it to the final.
Taylor talks to Grant Wahl about the many projects he has in the works. Up first, they go deep on Grant's new podcast "Throwback," which takes an in-depth look at the many people involved in the USA's successful run at the 1991 World Cup. Subscribe to Throwback wherever you get your podcasts! They also discuss Vincent Kompany's transition to management. Grant interviewed Kompany for a chapter in his book "Masters of Modern Soccer" and shares insight from their many interviews. After that, Grant previews his new video series "Exploring Planet Futbol." In Part I, he travels around Germany to interview four Americans already involved in the Bundesliga: Chris Richards, Tyler Adams, Weston McKennie and Christian Pulisic. Who is most like to become a national team leader, how good of a driver is McKennie, and what does Pulisic order off-menu at restaurants? All that and more! SPONSORS! Today's show is sponsored by... GRIP6 BELTS! Go to http://grip6.com/tss for special TSS-listener discounts from our favorite belt company in the whole world. RUFFNECK SCARVES! Use code TOTALSOCCERSHOW for 20% off. Here are all the USWNT-themed Ruffneck Scarves: https://www.ruffneckscarves.com/collections/uswnt
Daryl and Taylor discuss Gregg Berhalter's preliminary 40-player roster for the 2019 Gold Cup. Who missed out? Who are the surprises?  Where does Tyler Boyd fit into the equation? All that and much more! After that, it's on to listener questions... 1) If you could add 1 player from the 1994 USA World Cup squad to the current USMNT roster, who would it be? 2) Analyzing yet another alternative to penalties 3) Who is the best player in the world who doesn’t play in a country’s top league/ligue/lig? 4) How important is it to know the history of soccer? 5) Why did Chelsea fly to America to play a "pre-season friendly" with the New England Revolution between their final Premier League game and the Europa League final? SPONSORS! Today's show is sponsored by... Hims! Go to http://forhims.com/totalsoccerED to get the first month of their ED treatment for just $5. Talisman Caps! Go to http://talismancaps.com and use code TOTALSOCCER20 for 20% off any order of $35 or more.
Ryan and Taylor break down the many big stories from this past weekend, including Manchester City destroying Watford in the FA Cup (though Daryl has a theory about what could have been), Bayern Munich finally claim Bundesliga honors (yet again), and Lyon trounces Barcelona to win the Women's Champions League (yet again). Plus, what might happen to some big name players and big name managers for some of Europe's top clubs? We have speculation! SPONSORS! Today's show is sponsored by... SeatGeek! Use code TSS for $10 off your first ticket. Hims! Go to http://forhims.com/totalsoccerED to get the first month of their ED treatment for just $5.  
Taylor talks to Caitlin Murray, author of the new book "The National Team: The Inside Story of the Women Who Changed Soccer." They discuss Caitlin's thoughts on the roster when it was first announced, what the win over New Zealand might tell us about the team, where Carli Lloyd fits into the squad, what the expectations should be for the upcoming World Cup, and much much more! You can order Caitlin's book, "The National Team: The Inside Story of the Women Who Changed Soccer," here: https://www.amazon.com/National-Team-Inside-Changed-Soccer/dp/1419734490 SPONSOR ALERT! Today's show is sponsored by Ruffneck Scarves. Use code TOTALSOCCERSHOW for 20% off. Here are all the USWNT-themed Ruffneck Scarves: https://www.ruffneckscarves.com/collections/uswnt
Going from top to bottom, we grade every single Premier League team on their 2018/19 performance. Today's sponsors: DOLLAR SHAVE CLUB! Go to http://dollarshaveclub.com/tss and get a starter set for $5 WIX! Build your website for free by going to http://wix.com/TSS1 and use code TSS1 to get 10% off when you upgrade to premium. GRIP6 BELTS! Go to http://grip6.com/tss for special TSS-listener discounts from our favorite belt company in the whole world.
We review the Richmond Kickers 2-0 win over FC Tucson and discuss the USL proposal for a temporary concussion substitute Highlights of the game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5iQBr5LOMk Jeff Carlisle story about the USL proposal for a temporary concussion substitute: http://www.espn.com/soccer/united-soccer-leagues/0/blog/post/3847375/has-the-usl-found-the-way-forward-in-soccers-concussion-problem  
We answer eight questions on today's Total Soccer Show. Here are your timestamps: 3:15 — Why are English teams suddenly doing better in European competitions? 10:30 — What are the pros and cons of the proposed new UEFA Champions League format? Here's the NY Times story by Tariq Panja --> https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/09/sports/champions-league-europe-restructuring.html 25:57 — Of the free transfers available this summer,r whom would you most like to see come to MLS? 33:00 — Today's show is sponsored by Talisman Caps. Go to http://talismancaps.com and use code TOTALSOCCER20 for 20% off any order of $35 or more. 37:00 — If you could pick any player in the world to build a new team around, whom would it be and why? 42:20 — SPOILER ALERT!!! If Game of Thrones Season 8 were a soccer team, which team would it be? 50:00 — How can I monetarily support the USWNT team? 55:27 — Today's show is sponsored by Away Days. Use TSS at http://awaydaysfootball.com for 15% off 58:42 — After Trent Alexander-Arnold's quick corner-kick vs Barcelona, what are the rules for when players can and cannot take quick restarts? 1:04:42 — What does the new Omaha USL League One team have to do be considered successful? 
Ryan and Taylor spend most of the weekend in the Premier League as they discuss City's second straight title, as well as all the many, many reasons why Liverpool fans should be feeling optimistic. Less so for Manchester United fans: who needs to go, who should come in, and what's really going on at the club? We (mostly Taylor) have thoughts. There's also a new manager for Schalke, a to-the-wire title race in the Bundesliga, Championship playoffs, and terrible Juventus jerseys! SPONSORS! Today's show is sponsored by... SeatGeek! Use code TSS for $10 off your first ticket. Dollar Shave Club! Go to http://dollarshaveclub.com/tss and get a starter set for $5
Daryl and Taylor answer many, many listener questions, including... 1) What makes for a good soccer stadium? What makes a bad one?  2) What do you think has gone wrong at Dortmund this year? 3) Why don't managers sub off their top players more often or much earlier when their teams have a comfortable lead? 4) What are some good variations for penalty shootouts? 5) Who should be the USMNT's starting left back? 6) Would you consider this a successful season for Cameron Carter-Vickers? 7) When you daydream about a title- or cup-winning goal for your favorite team, what does it look like? 8) Why don’t more MLS teams also have women's teams? SPONSORS! Today's show is brought to you by... Policy Genius! Go to http://policygenius.com to get a great deal on life insurance and other types of insurance. Hims! Go to http://forhims.com/totalsoccer to get a Hims hair-loss kit for $5  Wix! Go to http://wix.com/TSS to build a site for free and use code TSS for 10% off if you upgrade to premium  
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Comments (8)

Sumit Mukherjee

Wow what a great review. Impartial, detailed and really insightful. Good job! Salute from India.

May 3rd
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Diwa Galvez

How's Daryl doing?

Feb 17th
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Mateus Velasques

y'all plan on talking libertadores, now that the semi finals are shaping up, or you don't really care about soccer?

Sep 22nd
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Justice

LOVE THE SHOOOOOWWWWW😁😁😁😁😁

Aug 29th
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Mateus Velasques

more MLS!!! less EPL!!! thanks love you guys byeeee

Aug 25th
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Mateus Velasques

Michael Larson well, they are based in the US. but yeah, you're welcome anyway.

Mar 1st
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Michael Larson

Mateus Velasques Im not super interested in a low level league discussion, thanks though...

Dec 10th
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