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September 20, 2019
We review the Kickers 1-0 loss at home to Forward Madison Highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0G4lmUfGXiY
September 18, 2019
Taylor talks to The Athletic's Pablo Maurer about his recent piece for The Athletic that delves deep on MLS players choosing to engage on social media and the ramifications of those decisions. Plus, we discuss the Iron Front and what happens next, Wayne Rooney's future as a coach, the MLS teams Pablo most enjoys watching, and the most intriguing MLS Cup Final possibilities.  Today's show is sponsored by Feals. Go to http://feals.com/TSS to get 50% off a membership
September 17, 2019
Taylor talks to The Athletic's Meg Linehan about the US women's national team and the NWSL. Up first, they get into the status of the coaching search (who is out, who is still on the list) as well as which players could potentially miss out on the Olympics. After that, it's on to the NWSL: will North Carolina repeat as champions? Who are the next big stars we should be keeping an eye on? How does the league compare to its European counterparts? What next for expansion? All that and much more! Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by Talisman Caps. Go to http://talismancaps.com and use code TOTALSOCCER10 for 10% off any order of $35 or more. Chelsea fans may be interested in this particular cap: https://talismancaps.com/collections/caps/products/blues-cap
September 16, 2019
On today's episode, Taylor and Ryan take a look back at alllll the weekend's action, including... 0:00 - Norwich v Man City Today's show is sponsored by SeatGeek! Use code TSS for $10 off your first ticket purchase  18:32 - Man United v Leicester City 25:59 - Wolverhampton v Chelsea Today's show is sponsored by Feals. Go to http://feals.com/TSS to get 50% off a membership 38:49 - Tottenham v Crystal Palace 47:00 - Barcelona v Valencia 52:58 - RB Leipzig v Bayern Munich 57:17 - Philadelphia Union v LAFC
September 13, 2019
Taylor talks to Richmond Kickers head coach David Bulow about the win against Greenville, the loss on the road to North Texas, and this weekend's massively important match against Forward Madison. Coach Bulow also explains how to turn things around when you concede early, why statistics can be misleading, and what needs to change for the Kickers to make the playoffs. Highlights of the hard-fought 1-0 win over Greenville: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHrQfwKuHCk Highlights/lowlights (depending on your perspective) of Richmond's 4-0 road loss to North Texas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiA-yWiZIDc      
September 13, 2019
Taylor and Joe Lowery recap the international window that was for the USMNT. Whose stock is up, whose stock is down, and what do a few players need to do to take their respective games to the next level. To name just a few, we analyze the performances of: Tim Ream, Aaron Long, Walker Zimmerman, Reggie Cannon, Josh Sargent, Weston McKennie, Christian Roldan, and several more. We also get into Berhalter's tactics and how they could adapt in the future, as well as a decent amount of chat about the record-setting Phoenix Rising. SPONSORS! Today's show is brought to you by...  Manscaped! Use code TSS at http://manscaped.com and get 20% off plus free shipping. Ruffneck Scarves! Use code "TOTALSOCCERSHOW" for 20% off any scarf in the store.
September 11, 2019
Taylor talks to The Athletic's Felipe Cardenas about the USA's 1-1 draw with Uruguay on Tuesday evening. Felipe was there and provides excellent insight regarding what Uruguay were trying to do and how the US forced coach Oscar Tabarez to adapt. They then get into which players impressed, what still needs to be done (a lot), and how the players seem to be adjusting/reacting to what Berhalter is asking them to do. For subscribers to The Athletic, here's a link to Felipe's piece mentioned in the episode: https://theathletic.com/483188/2018/08/21/jeff-larentowicz-atlanta-uniteds-connector-has-been-doing-it-since-he-was-a-kid/ Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by Talisman Caps. Go to http://talismancaps.com and use code TOTALSOCCER10 for 10% off any order of $35 or more. Chelsea fans may be interested in this particular cap: https://talismancaps.com/collections/caps/products/blues-cap
September 11, 2019
NO SPOILERS! Taylor talks to The Athletic's Paul Tenorio about the USA's friendly against Uruguay. Who impressed, who struggled, and who still has work to do? (Abbreviated answers: a couple people, a few people, pretty much everyone involved with the US men's national team). They also go deep on dual nationals and how Berhalter might need to change the way he talks about his approach if he wants to win over American soccer supporters. SPONSORS! Today's show is brought to you by... Manscaped! Use code TSS at http://manscaped.com and get 20% off plus free shipping
September 9, 2019
Taylor talks to The Athletic's Sam Stejskal about the USMNT's comprehensive 3-0 defeat to Mexico on Friday night. What went wrong, what failed to go right, and what needs to be done? They then look ahead to Tuesday night's friendly with Uruguay, and Sam also provides insight into the upcoming MLS CBA negotiations. Today's show is sponsored by SeatGeek! Use code TSS for $10 off your first ticket purchase 
September 7, 2019
We review the USA's cero e tres loss to Mexico, outlining the tactical approaches of both teams, the USMNT's tactical shortcomings, breaking down the goals, and offering our thoughts about what we'd like to see Gregg Berhalter do going forward. Today's show is sponsored by Dollar Shave Club. Get an Ultimate Starter Set for $5 at http://dollarshaveclub.com/TSS Today's show is sponsored by Fubo! Got to http://fubotv.com/TSS to get 10% off your first two months.
September 6, 2019
Daryl and Taylor answer your listener questions! If you want to ask one of your own, you can do so at totalsoccershow.com/questions 1) Why don’t they show the stoppage time in the stadium like they do on TV? 2) How hard is it to hit a diagonal crossfield ball and why can't more USMNT midfielders do it? 3) Does the USMNT need a CB like Abby Dahlkemper? Today's show is brought to you by Hello Fresh! Go to http://hellofresh.com/TSS80 and use code TSS80 for $80 off your first four boxes. 4) Why do attackers try to dribble in 1v1 situations as opposed to passing to open teammates? 5) Why were Wolves fans singing "sign on" at Everton? 6) Has the bubble finally burst on transfer market prices or did we just have an oddly high number of undesirable superstars this time around? Today's show is sponsored by Ruffneck Scarves! Use code "TOTALSOCCERSHOW" for 20% off any scarf in the store. 7) Has the new goal kick rule had a noticeable impact on the way games are played? 8) Do Leicester have the squad to be a dark horse top 6 contender this season?
September 6, 2019
Taylor is joined by Ira Jersey of the League One Fun podcast to discuss the Kickers' come-from-behind victory over South Georgia Tormenta FC. That game featured more set-piece indecision, a double brace for the Kickers, and Joe Gallardo tearing apart the opposition defense. Ira also gives his thoughts on the season so far, as well as what the Kickers should do in their next 3 games in order to keep playoff hopes alive.  Here's a link to League One Fun's site on the Beautiful Game Network: https://www.bgn.fm/league-1-fun/
September 4, 2019
Taylor talks to Joe Lowery about the upcoming USA-Mexico friendly. What adjustments might we see from Berhalter after the loss in the Gold Cup final, who might fit where in his starting eleven, and how has the national team evolved in the last year. All that and much much more, including some statistics chat! SPONSORS: Hello Fresh! Go to http://hellofresh.com/TSS80 and use code TSS80 for $80 off your first four boxes. Talisman Caps. Go to http://talismancaps.com and use code TOTALSOCCER10 for 10% off any order of $35 or more. Chelsea fans may be interested in this particular cap: https://talismancaps.com/collections/caps/products/blues-cap
September 2, 2019
Ryan and Taylor discuss all the action from this past weekend. What was Granit Xhaka thinking in the North London Derby? Is this the year a non-traditional top four side makes it into the Champions League? How far will Manchester United fall? Plus, there's lots going on in the Bundesliga (Dortmund lose, Schalke and Bremen win), Spain (Real Madrid and Barcelona both draw while Neymar plays for neither), and Italy (more own goals). We round it out with the slightest of SPL chats, then some more in-depth looks at MLS and the TSS Scouting Network! SPONSORS! Today's show is brought to you by... SeatGeek! Use code TSS for $10 off your first ticket purchase  Dollar Shave Club! Go to http://dollarshaveclub.com/tss to get an Ultimate Starter Set for $5  
August 30, 2019
We've got a HUGE show for you. Seriously, it's an hour and 40 minutes long. We open by pondering Eric Cantona's Champions League speech, then giving some very quick, reactions to the UEFA Champions League draw. Then we get into some listen questions. Here are your timestamps: 17:03 — What are our favorite soccer player nicknames? What are some of the worst? 25:28 — Today's show is sponsored by Manscaped. Use code TSS for 20% off and free shipping at http://manscaped.com 28:43 — Which three players would we drop from Berhalter's 26-man USMNT roster? 34:09 — What has happened at Bolton Wanderers and Bury FC? 56:47 — Today's show is sponsored by Weals. Go to http://feals.com/TSS to get 50% off a membership 58:40 — What's the soccer equivalent of a player retiring early like Andrew Luck? 1:06:10 — If Jesse Marsch had been named USMNT head coach instead of Gregg Berhalter, how different would the starting XI be? 1:13:10 — Today's show is sponsored by AwayDays! Go to http://awaydaysfootball.com and use code TSS for 15% off. 1:17:00 — Which formerly great club team would you like to see be great again? 1:25:35 — Why aren't soccer fans as obsessed with statistics as other sports fans? Got a question? Please send to http://totalsoccershow.com/questions    
August 30, 2019
We review the Kickers 1-0 away loss to Forward Madison Highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RabtJkh-sY
August 29, 2019
Taylor talks to Charles Boehm about the current US national team roster, DC United, the state of MLS in 2019, why owners don't always want to open up the chequebook, and much much more! Here's a link to the article about the last night at RFK, which Charles co-wrote with Pablo Maurer: https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2017/10/25/funeral-party-reunion-scenes-dc-united-s-last-call-rfk-stadium Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... Fubo, our new favorite TV provider! Go to http://fubotv.com/TSS to get 4k TV, 500 hours of cloud storage, and 72-hour replays on all kinds of soccer content, and a 10% discount off your first two months. Policy Genius! Go to http://policygenius.com to shop for life insurance  
August 29, 2019
It's... THE RETURN OF THE GROVE!!! Daryl and Taylor review Gregg Berhalter's latest US men's national team roster by going through position by position to see who fits where. They also come up with a list of "what to watch for" from the friendlies against Mexico and Uruguay, which includes more than just "Sergino Dest doing things in a USA jersey."  SPONSORS! Today's show is brought to you by Feals, a better way to feel better! They offer 100% legal CBD oils to help reduce anxiety, pain and sleeplessness. To become a member and get 50% off your first order with free shipping, go to https://feals.com/tss 
August 28, 2019
Taylor talks to Matt Doyle about Gregg Berhalter's latest US men's national team roster. Where will Pulisic play? What are the biggest questions Doyle wants answered? Who is Corey Baird? Kidding on that last one... sort of. After that, we get into Atlanta's US Open Cup triumph, ponder why expansion teams tend to struggle in their inaugural seasons, and examine the most intriguing storylines in the MLS playoff race. All that, plus food talk! SPONSORS! Today's show is brought to you by... Hims! Go to http://forhims.com/totalsoccer to get a Hims hair-loss kit for $5  Ruffneck Scarves! Use code "TOTALSOCCERSHOW" for 20% off any scarf in the store.
August 27, 2019
We answer listener questions about Pulisic, Chelsea, Arsenal, Ben Olsen, Jordan Morris, and Weston McKennie. We also talk Zlatan in El Trafico and Marta in the NWSL SPONSORS: Manscaped! Use code TSS at http://manscaped.com and get 20% off plus free shipping Policy Genius! Go to http://policygenius.com to shop for life insurance
August 26, 2019
Ryan and Taylor take a look at all the action from the past weekend, most notably the VAR drama in the Premier League. How many penalties should have been given and why didn't that end up being the case? Plus, Liverpool dominate while Newcastle and Crystal Palace lay down blueprints (according to Ryan). We also talk Bundesliga, Serie A, and MLS, with some scouting in there as well!  SPONSORS! Today's show is brought to you by... SeatGeek! Use code TSS for $10 off your first ticket purchase  Hims! Go to http://forhims.com/totalsoccer to get a Hims hair-loss kit for $5 
August 22, 2019
Taylor talks to David Amoyal of The Calcioland Podcast about the upcoming Serie A season: will there actually be a title race, who will be competing for the European spaces, and which less-heralded teams are worth keeping an eye on? Plus, there are new signings, new managers, and new drama to be discussed! All that and more! TODAY'S SPONSORS! Hims! Go to http://ForHims.com/totalsoccerED to get a one-month supply for $5 Talisman Caps. Go to http://talismancaps.com and use code TOTALSOCCER10 for 10% off any order of $35 or more. Chelsea fans may be interested in this particular cap: https://talismancaps.com/collections/caps/products/blues-cap
August 21, 2019
We pick our roster for September's games SPONSORS: Hello Fresh! Go to http://hellofresh.com/TSS80 and use code TSS80 for $80 off your first four boxes. Postmates! Download the iOS or Android app for free and then use code SOCCER for 100 USD of free delivery credit in your first seven days SOCCER 101 Listen to our new show! Easy subscription links here: https://www.totalsoccershow.com/soccer101    
August 20, 2019
Daryl and Taylor are joined in studio by Kickers head coach David Bulow to discuss the recent run of good form, as well as the rough patch the team went through in June. There's also some Arsenal talk near the end for you Gooners fans out there!
August 20, 2019
We open with a review of the TSS Derby — Wolves vs Man Utd — including a tactical overview and a breakdown of both goals, plus Paul Pogba's penalty kick. Then, listener questions about the weekend action. Here are your timestamps: 27:10 — Which young American abroad had the best start to their season? (We talk Steffen, Dest, McKennie, Pulisic) 37:50 — What's the tactical advantage given by Sheffield United's overlapping center backs? (Here's video of Sheff Utd's goal this weekend: https://twitter.com/NBCSportsSoccer/status/1163091243389394944) Are you concerned about Tim Weah not starting for Lille this weekend vs Nantes? 43:20 — Are you concerned about Tim Weah not starting for Lille this weekend? 51:35 — How many minutes/goals/assist do you project for Pulisic at Chelsea this season? 59:40 — Why does Unai Emery start Lacazette and Aubameyang so rarely together? 1:02:20 — What do you make of MLS clubs banning anti-fascist displays at matches? 1:10:53 — Will Jadon Sancho's transfer fee be bigger than Ousmane Dembele's? TODAY'S SPONSORS! Hims! Go to http://ForHims.com/totalsoccerED to get a one-month supply for $5 Away Days! Use code TSS at http://awaydaysfootball.com for 15% off
August 19, 2019
Ryan and Taylor review all the major action from the weekend, including the start of the La Liga season, plus PSG dropping points in France, Bayern dropping points in Germany, Newcastle dropping points all over the place! There's VAR to be yelled about, Simpsons to be referenced, and Finnish strikers to praise! Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... SeatGeek! Use code TSS for $10 off your first ticket purchase  Ruffneck Scarves! Use code "TOTALSOCCERSHOW" for 20% off any scarf in the store.
August 18, 2019
Did Pele really score 1,000 goals? What particular set of skills made him such a formidable striker? How did this this 5-foot-8 guy score so many headers? In this profile of Pele, we answer as many questions as we can about the most famous soccer player of all time. Of course, this is only half of the full episode. To listen to the full show, use whatever app you're using right now to search for our new show, Soccer 101, and listen there.      
August 16, 2019
Daryl and Taylor discuss the tactical adjustments that led to the Kickers' goal in their 1-0 win over Forward Madison. They also get into lineup adjustments and the solid atmosphere in Madison. SPONSORS! Today's show is brought to you by Ledbury! They're a Richmond-based men's apparel company that specializes in luxury men's dress shirts, casual shirts and related accessories. Their annual warehouse sale is taking place from August 21-25, with discounts up to 75% off. For those not in the central Virginia area, use code TSS2019 online to get 20% off your first purchase from now until the end of August! 
August 15, 2019
Taylor talks to Eurosport's Graham Ruthven about the upcoming La Liga season. They start off by discussing some of the lesser-followed teams in the league as well as why they're worth keeping an eye on, and then it's on to The Big Three (Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid) and what the season ahead may look like. Plus, there's some Neymar and Gareth Bale chat in there as well, and a whole lot more! Midway through, Taylor is briefly joined by Daryl to go some Transfer Window Trivia. Hope you enjoy! SPONSORS! Today's show is brought to you by... Ledbury! They're a Richmond-based men's apparel company that specializes in luxury men's dress shirts, casual shirts and related accessories. Their annual warehouse sale is taking place from August 21-25, with discounts up to 75% off. For those not in the central Virginia area, use code TSS2019 online to get 20% off your first purchase from now until the end of August!  Feals, a better way to feel better! They offer 100% legal CBD oils to help reduce anxiety, pain and sleeplessness. To become a member and get 50% off your first order with free shipping, go to https://feals.com/tss   
August 15, 2019
In Part 2 of our Bundesliga season preview, Taylor and Matt focus on all things Schalke, Americans in Germany, and the clubs that could be challenging for European places. SPONSORS! Today's episode is brought to you by... Dollar Shave Club! Go to http://dollarshaveclub.com/tss to get an Ultimate Starter Set for $5 Manscaped! Use code TSS at http://manscaped.com and get 20% off plus free shipping
August 14, 2019
In Part 1 of what turned out to be a two parter, Taylor talks to Matt Hermann of the Talking Fussball podcast. They take a look at the teams most likely to finish in the top 3 spots, the newly promoted sides, Tyler Adams, the Soviet influence in German football, and much much more. Check back for Part 2 tomorrow! Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... Feals, a better way to feel better! They offer 100% legal CBD oils to help reduce anxiety, pain and sleeplessness. To become a member and get 50% off your first order with free shipping, go to https://feals.com/tss  Fubo, our new favorite TV provider! Go to http://fubotv.com/TSS to get 4k TV, 500 hours of cloud storage, and 72-hour replays on all kinds of soccer content, and a 10% discount off your first two months.
August 13, 2019
Daryl and Taylor do their best to answer your Premier League-centric questions, like... 1) How big of a role did Christian Erikson play in turning things around for Spurs against Aston Villa? 2) Will the pressure be on Frank Lampard this season?   3) Why didn't Pulisic start against Man United? 4) Is Marcus Rashford good enough to be a Big 4 striker? 5) What were the arguments for and against closing the PL transfer window before the season begins? 6) How well was VAR utilized in the opening weekend? 7) Were Wolves cheated by VAR?   8) Who’s going to be the breakout star of the teams in the lower half of the table? 9) Why did the NBCSN graphics look more like Sky Sports's graphics?  10) Which 2-3 non MLS teams should I be following? NOTE - This one isn't Premier League specific. SPONSORS! Today's show is brought to you by... Dollar Shave Club! Go to http://dollarshaveclub.com/tss to get an Ultimate Starter Set for $5 Ledbury! They're a Richmond-based men's apparel company that specializes in luxury men's dress shirts, casual shirts and related accessories. Their annual warehouse sale is taking place from August 21-25, with discounts up to 75% off. For those not in the central Virginia area, use code TSS2019 online to get 20% off your first purchase from now until the end of August! 
August 12, 2019
Ryan Bailey returns (even though he was allegedly on the show last week) to help Taylor review the weekend that was in the Premier League. Are Chelsea in trouble or figuring things out? Will City annihilate everyone this season? Same question for Liverpool? How angry should Newcastle fans be? All that, plus Spice Girls, VAR, and Ryan's favorite Ninja Turtle. Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... SeatGeek! Use code TSS for $10 off your first ticket purchase  Manscaped! Use code TSS at http://manscaped.com and get 20% off plus free shipping
August 11, 2019
In this teaser episode for our new show, Soccer 101, we explain the two possible origins of the football phrase derby, how to pronounce, and then discuss some of our favorite derbies. To hear the full episode, and to hear the other episodes in the Soccer 101 feed, you'll find every podacast player subscription link here: http://totalsoccershow.com/soccer101  
August 9, 2019
Daryl is joined by TSS fave/guest co-host Ryan Bailey to preview Man City's Premier League season. Starting at 33:45, we also talk AFC Wimbledon, an English team with a fascinating history (both recent and, I would argue, going way back) Go to https://www.afcwimbledon.co.uk/ to learn about the new stadium and maybe even contribute to the cause Today's show is sponsored by FBREf.com, where you can find all kinds of Premier League stats. Go to https://fbref.com/en/?utm_source=tss&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=tss-2019 to take a look.
August 8, 2019
Daryl talks to SB Nation staff writer Zito Madu about all things Arsenal. Unai Emery's style of play is yet to emerge as anything identifiable at the Emirates, but the signings of Pepe and Ceballos give reason for optimism. Ozil's role is still TBD, but how that unfolds will be important either way. Meanwhile, youngsters like Reiss Nelson and Joe Willock will have a role to play. Starting 43:45, we also talk about Major League Soccer's attempts to be apolitical, and why that approach is destined to fail. Two stories by Zito: Alejandro Bedoya showed why MLS can never be a nonpolitical space: https://www.sbnation.com/2019/8/7/20758742/alejandro-bedoya-mls-gun-violence-goal-celebration Black History Month: Accepting responsibility to inspire future generations: https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2018/02/27/black-history-month-accepting-responsibility-inspire-future-generations Today's show is sponsored by Ruffneck Scarves. Use code "TOTALSOCCERSHOW" for 20% off any scarf in the store.
August 8, 2019
You know Keith Costigan from FOX, perhaps for his Bundesliga and Seattle Sounders coverage. But Keith is also a Liverpool fan and expert, and it was a pleasure to discuss all things LFC with him. We go into detail on why Liverpool have gone so long without a Premier League title, why that might be about to change, and how Liverpool will handle three strikers who just played summer their second summer tournament in a row. We also get super-detailed about the current iteration of Klopp's pressing system. It's no longer so all-out heavy metal, but something more controlled, possibly more effective, and certainly more sustainable. This show is sponsored by Fubo, our new favorite TV provider. Go to http://fubotv.com/TSS to get 4k TV, 500 hours of cloud storage, and 72-hour replays on all kinds of soccer content, and a 10% discount off your first two months.
August 7, 2019
Daryl talks to Mike Goodman, managing editor of StatsBomb, about Everton's season. The Toffees finally have an exciting striker in teenage sensation Moise Kean, but lost a statistically significant defensive midfielder in Idrissa Gana Gueye. To read more of Mike's work, visit http://StatsBomb.com Today's show is sponsored by Hello Fresh. Go to http://hellofresh.com/TSS80 and use code TSS80 for $80 off your first four boxes.
August 7, 2019
Carl Anka is back! He talks to Daryl about all things Man Utd, including the Harry Maguire signing, Paul Pogba giving Utd one more good year, Lukaku's muscle gain and loss, and Solskjaer's tactical setup. Carl is also going to be covering Southampton for the Athletic this season, so we close with a quick Saints preview. Today's show is sponsored by FBREf.com, where you can find all kinds of Premier League stats. Go to https://fbref.com/en/?utm_source=tss&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=tss-2019 to take in all the nums.      
August 6, 2019
Daryl is joined by Andres Eduardo of the Roman's Empire podcast to preview Chelsea's 2019-20 season. We cover the entire team from front to back, get into the details of Lampard's playing style, explain where Christian Pulisic fits into the system and why he might succeed, get excited about Ross Barkley running at defenders, and try to figure out which of the three available strikers Chelsea will field. Andres also makes a compelling case for why the transfer ban may result in a change of approach at Chelsea which could see the club finally play the kids, and transform CFC from Premier League villains to heroes. Today's show is sponsored by Hello Fresh. Go to http://hellofresh.com/TSS80 and use code TSS80 for $80 off your first four boxes of deliciousness. Today's show is sponsored by Talisman Caps. Go to http://talismancaps.com and use code TOTALSOCCER10 for 10% off any order of $35 or more. Chelsea fans may be interested in this particular cap: https://talismancaps.com/collections/caps/products/blues-cap Find Andres on Twitter: @SSBlues_CFC / https://twitter.com/SSBlues_CFC Listen to Andres on Roman's Empire and his new pod, Student of The Game.      
August 5, 2019
We go deeeeeeep on Spurs — the coach, the style, the shape, the players, the signings, the lack of signings, the gap that Tanguy Ndombele fills, the evolution of Dele Alli, why early August is Erik Lamela's favorite time of year, and plenty more, with today's guest Nathan A Clark, an analyst and writer who focuses on Tottenham. Spurs fans should absolutely follow Nathan on Twitter @NathanAClark / https://twitter.com/NathanAClark and listen to his podcast, The Extra Inch. Today's show is sponsored by SeatGeek. Use code TSS for $10 off your first ticket purchase Today's show is sponsored by Grip6 belts. They're back! Go to http://grip6.com/tss for 35 percent off a multipack, or use code TSSXX for 20 percent off an individual belt. Also, don't miss out on our new show, Soccer 101 Search for "Soccer 101" in the app you're using to listen to this show right now, click that nice orange logo, and welcome to the club      
August 4, 2019
It's a jam-packed show! Daryl and Taylor answer 8 listener questions, and finally get a chance to provide some updates to the scouting network. Listener Questions: 1) Might the GM position at US Soccer be a mistake? 2) Should we be worried about the US potentially losing dual nationals and what can be done to keep players from wavering? 3) Could Sergino Dest or Nick Lima play left back for the USA? 4) Why don't some European leagues change things to promote more level competition? Looking in your direction Scotland... 5) Why are South American mainland countries like Guyana, Suriname, and French Guyana part of Concacaf and not Conmebol? 6) Are we reaching the end of big clubs doing their preseason in the US? 7) Why didn't the US compete at the 2019 Pan-American games? 8) Which of the USA's youngsters is most likely to get the Michael Bradley Treatment near the end of his career? SPONSORS! Today's show is sponsored by... Dollar Shave Club! Go to http://dollarshaveclub.com/tss to get an Ultimate Starter Set for $5 Manscaped! Use code TSS at http://manscaped.com and get 20% off plus free shipping Policy Genius! Go to http://policygenius.com to shop for life insurance  
August 2, 2019
We review the MLS All-Stars vs Atletico Madrid, and then answer five listener questions: 1. Where did the term “soccer” come from? 2. What's the benefit of having 2 transfer windows as opposed to just one transfer deadline (like other sports)? 3. Would you rather manage a top club team or a top international team and why? 4. What advice do you have for someone trying to start a new female soccer podcast focusing on the NWSL? 5. Is MLS actually a detriment to the development of American players? ASK US A QUESTION: http://totalsoccershow.com/questions SPONSORS! Manscaped! Use code TSS at http://manscaped.com and get 20% off plus free shipping HIMS! Go to http://forhims.com/totalsoccer to get a one-month supply for $5
August 2, 2019
We review the Richmond Kickers' 2-1 win over Toronto FC II  Highlights of game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRXXQYf1xTE
July 31, 2019
We sit down with Alexi Lalas to talk about how we'd improve the MLS All-Star Skills Challenge and how he prepares for a broadcast. Alexi also joins us in answering some listener questions: 1. If you could re-write history and manage a disappointing USMNT (e.g. 1998, 2006, 2018) which team would it be and what would you do differently? 2. What do you make of Zlatan's comments about MLS teams not spending money? 3. How did this seemingly giant gap between the USA and Mexico national teams arise? 4. What are those bumps on players backs? Today's show is sponsored by Dollar Shave Club. Go to http://dollarshaveclub.com/tss to get an Ultimate Starter Set for $5 Today's show is sponsored by Policy Genius. Go to http://policygenius.com to shop for life insurance
July 31, 2019
We sit down with our podcast cousins The Cooligans to answer  questions from Twitter, including: Which MLS player is most likely to two-foot Zlatan? Which overage players should the US take to the Olympics? What's the one soccer-related thing you would take to a desert island. Daryl and Taylor also break off mid-show to do some ad reads and discuss the news about Jill Ellis stepping down as USWNT head coach. Jim and Jasper should make sure to listen to the last minute or so of this episode. HOW TO LISTEN TO PART TWO: Subscribe to the Cooligans podcast and part two will publish on Thursday, August 1. SPONSORS: SeatGeek! Got to http://wefan.seatgeek.com to read about the female fans of MLS HIMS! Go to http://forhims.com/totalsoccer to get a trial month for just $5    
July 25, 2019
We introduce our new, separate show, Soccer 101. It's like TSS, except it's not newsy. It's a series of detailed explainers about every little detail of soccer. The first season features episodes on offside, the numbers, Panenka, Pele, how to watch a game for tactics, and plenty more. Here's the Apple Podcasts link, please give it a click and go listen: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/soccer-101/id1473757537 If you're using a different podcast app, here are some other links: Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=446257&refid=stpr Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4i2X6hF2OqfjpxyHs3VvmL?si=bPRUU7BpQJS6s-eqrc_aVw Overcast: https://overcast.fm/itunes1473757537/soccer-101 Pocket Casts: https://pca.st/164r Player FM: https://player.fm/series/soccer-101 And here's the raw RSS feed: http://soccer101.libsyn.com/rss    
July 23, 2019
Taylor talks to Aaron West about the new Juventus jersey, covering the Women's World Cup for Fox, and techniques for helping famous soccer players relax before you interview them. Then, starting at 29:56, Daryl and Taylor answer the question: What does success look like for Christian Pulisic at Chelsea this coming season? SPONSORS: SeatGeek! Go to http://wefan.seatgeek.com to read about female MLS fans, and use code TSS to get $10 off your first SeatGeek purchase Dollar Shave Club! Get an Ultimate Starter Set for $5 at http://dollarshaveclub.com/TSS LISTEN TO OUR NEW SHOW! Find Soccer 101 on Apple Podcasts with this link:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/soccer-101/id1473757537  
July 23, 2019
We review the Kickers 1-0 win over Orlando City B, breaking down the Kickers' new formation (3-5-2-ish), the goal from Dennis Chin, and the three red cards.  Here are the highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzd3q3gRfZ4
July 18, 2019
We answer six listener questions and have a jolly good time doing so Today's show is sponsored by Dollar Shave Club. Go to http://dollarshaveclub.com/TSS to get a starter set for $5 Today's show is sponsored by Hims. Go to http://ForHims.com/totalsoccerED to get a one-month supply for $5 Ask us a question: http://totalsoccershow.com/questions And look out for our new show, Soccer 101, launching next week!
July 18, 2019
We review the Kickers' 2-0 loss to North Texas SC, featuring an exquisite goal from young Thomas Roberts. Here are the highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lkcx3RegpSQ
July 15, 2019
After the Audi Field live show for the Screaming Eagles, TSS and the Cooligans sat down in our mosquito-filled AirBnB and answered some listener questions. This is part one. You'll find part two in the Cooligans podcast feed, which is here --> http://soccercooligans.libsyn.com/ Today's show is sponsored by SeatGeek. Go to http://wefan.seatgeek.com to learn more about the MLS-SeatGeek collaboration. And remember to use code TSS to get $10 off your first SeatGeek purchase.  Today's show is sponsored by Hims! Go to http://forhims.com/totalsoccerED to get started for just $5  Got listener questions for us? Please submit them here --> https://www.totalsoccershow.com/questions 
July 12, 2019
Taylor welcomes Kickers President and General Manager Matt Spear to the studio. They discuss the recent passing of Kickers VP for Community Engagement and Gameday Experience Charlie Slagle, as well as Charlie's life and career. They then get into the Kickers season so far, including updates on the roster, stadium construction, and plans for the future. Matt also goes deep on the work the Kickers are doing to strengthen community connections by curating a joyful, authentic soccer experience in Richmond.
July 11, 2019
Taylor talks to Henry Bushnell, features writer for Yahoo Sports, who covered the USMNT at the Gold Cup all tournament long. They go deep on the USA's evolving tactics, what Berhalter got right and, just as importantly, what he got wrong. Plus, they take a long look at some individual players in the squad to determine their strengths, weaknesses, and ideal places in the team going forward.  GET YOUR TICKETS TO THE LIVE SHOW BEFORE THEY SELL OUT! --> http://totalsoccershow.com/live Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Policy Genius! Take a look at http://policygenius.com  Grip6 belts. For 20% off use code TSSXX at checkout. For 35% a three-pack, go to the url http://grip6.com/tss
July 8, 2019
We review the tactical decisions (and mistakes) in the Gold Cup Final, and look ahead to what's next for Gregg Berhalter and the USMNT At 57:45, we review the Brazil v Peru Copa America final. To join the scouting network --> http://totalsoccershow.com/join To get tickets to see us live: --> http://totalsoccershow.com/live Today's show is sponsored by Policy Genius. Take a look at http://policygenius.com Today's show is sponsored by Simple Contacts. For $20 off your first order of lenses, go to http://totalsoccershow.com/TSS20 or use code TSS20 at checkout
July 7, 2019
NO SPOILERS in the description! We review the final of the Women's World Cup between the United States and the Netherlands. SPONSORS! Today's show is sponsored by... SeatGeek! Go to http://wefan.seatgeek.com for their report on female fans of Major League Soccer. Use code TSS to get $10 off your first SeatGeek purchase. Simple Contacts! Go to http://simplecontacts.com/TSS20 or use code TSS20 at checkout for $20 off your contacts.
July 6, 2019
Daryl talks briefly to Taylor but then to Joe Lowery of The Athletic about Sunday's USMNT v Mexico Gold Cup Final Topics addressed: Specific GreggyBall improvements we've seen during the Gold Cup so far Importance of Jozy Altidore to making this system work How Mexico plays and which Mexican players we should look out for (spoiler: one of them is Raul Jimenez) Possible opportunities that Mexico's style presents for the USMNT The USMNT's defensive setup, what we think the US is trying to do, how it can be improved, and what we think Berhalter should do for the final Lineup conundrums Berhalter faces for the final And, by popular demand, what the future looks like for the USMNT, including how and where players like Pomykal, Adams, and Dest could be integrated into the US starting XI To check out the TSS reddit, go here --> https://www.reddit.com/r/TotalSoccerShow/ To buy tickets to what some people are already calling the GREATEST LIVE SHOW OF ALL TIME, EVER, go here --> http://totalsoccershow.com/live
July 5, 2019
Caitlin Murray is back on the show to preview the World Cup Final between the USA and the Netherlands. She catches us up on the respective healths of Megan Rapinoe and Rose Lavelle, possible starting lineup permutations, and how Jill Ellis has kept the team focused in training this week. In the middle of the show, Daryl joins to help do some ad reads AND help preview the game from a tactical perspective. It's fun! SPONSORS! Today's show is brought to you by... TO GET TICKETS TO OUR D.C. LIVE SHOW --> http://totalsoccershow.com/live HelloFresh! Go to http://HelloFresh.com/TSS80 and use code TSS80 to get $80 off your first four boxes of HelloFresh. Dollar Shave Club! Go to http://dollarshaveclub.com/tss to get a starter set for $5
July 5, 2019
Felipe Cardenas makes his second appearance of the week to discuss how El Tri will likely approach their Gold Cup Final date with the USMNT. How can Berhalter adjust his tactics, who are some players to keep an eye on, and how bad will the Mexican press melt down if the US manages to win? All that, plus some Copa America talk. Felipe helps explain how Peru got it right/Chile got it wrong in their semifinal, as well as what the final might look like from a tactical standpoint. Today's show is sponsored by Ruffneck Scarves. Go to http://RuffneckScarves.com and use code TOTALSOCCERSHOW for a 20% discount. COME SEE US LIVE AT AUDI FIELD ON JULY 13! --> https://www.tickettailor.com/events/soccercooligans/278376#
July 4, 2019
We open with a tight 10-minute review of Netherlands v Sweden. At 12:20 we review the USA v Jamaica Gold Cup semifinal Today's show is sponsored by Hims. Go to http://forhms.com/totalsoccer to get started for $5   
July 3, 2019
The Athletic's Felipe Cardenas is back on the show to discuss Mexico advancing to the Gold Cup Final. To do so, they had to get past a difficult Haiti side, and Felipe has insight into how they did so and what opportunities the USA/Jamaica might be able to exploit. After that, it's on to the first Copa America semifinal in which Brazil eliminated Argentina 2-0. What next for La Albiceleste? Just how good is this Brazil team? Why aren't Bolivia more competitive? All that and much more! Today's show is sponsored by... Talisman Caps! They're the independent soccer apparel company based in St Paul, Minnesota. They've got a new line of vintage-inspired Fútbol polos that you should DEFINITELY check out. Use code TOTALSOCCER10 at checkout for 10% off their caps.
July 3, 2019
We give you a quick explainer on how Jamaica play and the players and trends to look out for, then get into how the US can go about getting a result; talking lineups, tactics, and the USMNT's attacking and defensive schemes. GET INVOLVED WITH THE TSS REDDIT COMMUNITY HERE --> http://totalsoccershow.reddit.com Today's show is sponsored by Dollar Shave Club. Go to http://dollarshaveclub.com/tss to get a starter set for $5
July 2, 2019
We go all in on the USA v England World Cup semifinal, breaking down the lineup choices, the tactical approaches, the goals and the controversies. Hope you enjoy! If you do, please share with a friend, family member, or workplace proximity associate. TO GET TICKETS TO OUR D.C. LIVE SHOW --> http://totalsoccershow.com/live Today's show is sponsored by HelloFresh. Go to http://HelloFresh.com/TSS80 and use code TSS80 to get $80 off your first four boxes of HelloFresh. Today's show is sponsored by Grip6 belts. For 20% off use code TSSXX at checkout. For 35% a three-pack, go to the url http://grip6.com/tss  
July 2, 2019
We review the Richmond Kickers 1-0 loss to Chattanooga Red Wolves. The show is a long and detailed breakdown of Chattanooga's winning goal, scored by Steven Beattie in the 7th minute. Here's the link to the highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMJnLhhtzOQ  
July 1, 2019
Daryl and Taylor go deep on the strengths and weaknesses of both England and the United States, before answering 11 listener questions relating to Tuesday's World Cup semi final. Hotelgate, the British press, Lindsay Horan, and Daryl's allegiances are all subject to debate! SPONSORS! Today's show is brought to you by... Hims! — Go to http://forhims.com/totalsoccer to get the complete hair kit for $5 Hello Fresh! — Go to http://hellofresh.com/TSS80 and enter code TSS80 for $80 off LIVE SHOW TICKETS! Come see us perform at Audi Field  in DC on July 13. Tickets here --> http://totalsoccershow.com/live
July 1, 2019
We analyze the USMNT's 1-0 win over Curacao, getting deep into the things that worked and the problems we saw. Today's show is sponsored by SeatGeek. Go to http://wefan.seatgeek.com for their report on female fans of Major League Soccer. Use code TSS to get $10 off your first SeatGeek purchase.
June 29, 2019
Daryl and Taylor discuss... 0:00 - The strangeness of European Olympic qualifying 3:50 - Italy v Netherlands 14:28 - Germany v Sweden 29:19 - Today's show is sponsored by FBREf.com. Go to https://fbref.com/en/?utm_source=tss&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=tss-2019 to take in all the stats 32:55 - USMNT v Curacao preview (TL:DL = Curacao are better than you think, but are also possibly the ideal opponent for validating Greggyball)
June 28, 2019
We review the big USWNT v France game (no spoilers here), getting into the tactics, analyzing Jill Ellis' decisions and breaking down the goals. Today's show is sponsored by FBREf.com. Go to https://fbref.com/en/?utm_source=tss&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=tss-2019 to take in all the stats Listen through to the end of the show to hear The Megan Rapinoe Song by Alex Kreller. You can find the song on Spotify, here: https://open.spotify.com/album/4hXp0RJL6RDkxYCxnmyoFO (The Megan Rapinoe Song was written, recorded, performed, and solely owned by Alex Kreller. Not authorized for usage without expressed written consent of owning party.)  
June 28, 2019
Daryl and Taylor review the Kickers' 1-0 road loss to South Georgia Tormenta FC. What happened in those final few minutes in which the Kickers conceded a strange penalty and had a player sent off? We discuss, and look ahead to possible changes in the team. Highlights (or lowlights, depending on your perspective) of the 1-0 loss to Tormenta: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWh0wMFxN-8
June 28, 2019
The title is backwards! We open with a review of England's impressive quarterfinal win over Norway, which has me (Daryl) in patriotic mood. At around the 30:30 mark we start previewing the bignormous USWNT vs France quarterfinal. We get into some detail and we hope you enjoy. Today's show is sponsored by Ruffneck Scarves. Go to http://RuffneckScarves.com and use code TOTALSOCCERSHOW for a 20% discount. COME SEE US LIVE AT AUDI FIELD ON JULY 13! --> https://www.tickettailor.com/events/soccercooligans/278376#  
June 27, 2019
Wondering how we did 60+ minutes on one fairly mediocre game? Well, you'll just have to listen... but here's a quick preview. We get into the tactical adjustments in the game, with a helpful hand from Henry Bushnell of Yahoo Sports. There's also a chat about the goal itself, who impressed, and who struggled. Here's Henry's match report Starting around 33:12, we get into a lengthy semi-debate about what Berhalter is actually trying to do with his squad, how he wants them to think/play, and how much patience we should have for soccer that is occasionally very frustrating to watch. It's genuinely one of my favorite conversations we've had on the show, so hopefully you'll enjoy as well. Today's show is sponsored by FBREf.com. Go to https://fbref.com/en/?utm_source=tss&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=tss-2019 to take in all the stats
June 26, 2019
We preview right USMNT's final Gold Cup group stage game, vs Panama on Wednesday night. Who will Berhalter start? Who will he rest? What do we want to see from the US in this game? To close the show, we talk about those Glassdoor reviews for the US Soccer Federation, which you can read here: https://www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/U-S-Soccer-Federation-Reviews-E9884.htm Today's show is sponsored by Grip6 belts. For a third off a three-pack, visit http://grip6.com/tss or for a 20% discount use the code TSSXX at checkout
June 26, 2019
On today's show... 2:33 - Felipe Cardenas of The Athletic is back on the show to discuss Mexico's Gold Cup campaign thus far, and to preview the Copa America knockout round. 31:55 - Today's show is sponsored by FBREf.com. Go to https://fbref.com/en/?utm_source=tss&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=tss-2019 to take in all the stats 35:10 - Italy v China 45:46 - Netherlands v Japan
June 25, 2019
We take a good long, look at the USWNT's 2-1 win over Spain. What were the US trying to do? What was Spain's gameplan? How does Megan Rapinoe make those penalties so unsaveable? Who's to blame for the giveaway goal? Just how talented is Alex Morgan's chiropractor? And did Jill Ellis make the night calls? That's the first 55 minutes of the show. After that, we take a brief look at Sweden v Canada, breaking down Sweden's beautiful, deadly counterattacking goal, and analyze Canada's penalty miss. We close with updates from the Total Soccer Show Scouting Network. Join the network support the show, here: http://totalsoccershow.com/join Today's show is sponsored by Talisman Caps, the independent soccer hat company based in St Paul, Minnesota. Use code TOTALSOCCER10 at checkout for 10% off their caps. Here's the link to the Rapinho cap mentioned on today's ad: https://talismancaps.com/collections/caps/products/rapinhocap   
June 24, 2019
Daryl and Taylor review the first 4 knockout round games... 0:00 - Germany v Nigeria 9:00 - Norway v Australia 26:24 - Today's show is brought to you by SeatGeek — Get $10 off your first ticket purchase by using code TSS 28:42 - England v Cameroon 52:54 - France v Brazil 1:05:31 - Today's show is sponsored by FBREf.com. Go to https://fbref.com/en/?utm_source=tss&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=tss-2019 to take in all the stats 1:08:06 - USWNT v Spain preview
June 23, 2019
We go into detail on the USMNT's win over Trinidad and Tobago, breaking down the goals and getting into the patterns of play we're starting to see in the Berhalter era. Today's show is sponsored by Manscaped. Use code TSS at http://manscaped.com to get 20% off.
June 21, 2019
The sun will soon be rising in France, but Caitlin Murray will still be hustling! She joins Taylor to discuss the USA's final group stage match against Sweden.  What's the latest on Julie Ertz and Alex Morgan? Were Daryl and Taylor wrong to doubt Tierna Davidson? Did the USWNT figure out Sweden or did Lindsay Horan just destroy their entire game plan inside 3 minutes? Caitlin has answers to those, and many other questions. SPONSORS! Today's show is sponsored by FBREf.com. Go to https://fbref.com/en/?utm_source=tss&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=tss-2019 to take in all the stats
June 20, 2019
Brian Sciaretta of American Soccer Now joins Taylor to give his thoughts on the USMNT's victory over Guyana to start their Gold Cup campaign, and then explains why he wants to see an angry USA against Trinidad and Tobago, what's up with Bobby Wood, and why winning might be a good way to convince people to play for the team. Lastly, Brian has some updates on young Americans who might be on the move this summer. SPONSORS! Today's show is sponsored by... Manscaped! NEW SPONSOR ALERT! Manscaped is #1 in men's below the belt grooming. Go to ManScaped.com and use the promo code "TSS" to get 20% off. Grip6 belts! Use promo code "TSSXX" at checkout to get 20% off when you go to http://grip6.com    
June 20, 2019
We open with a review of Argentina's dramatic comeback vs Scotland, including, of course, all those VAR penalty kick talking points. At 28:07, today's show is sponsored by Ruffneck Scarves. Go to http://ruffneckscarves.com and use code TOTALSOCCERSHOW for 20% off. At 30:50, we discuss England v Argentina, including the brilliance of Stanway and White. 39:45 — USA vs Sweden preview. Why it means so much, what to watch for from Sweden, and how we think the US will try and create opportunities. Today's show is also sponsored by FBREf.com. Go to https://fbref.com/en/?utm_source=tss&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=tss-2019 to take in all the stats
June 19, 2019
Daryl and Taylor take a look back at the Kickers 2-0 home loss to the Chattanooga Red Wolves. What were the Kickers trying to do and what needs to change to make it happen? Should they stick with the same approach or change things up? How bad was that final season of Game of Thrones? All that and more!
June 19, 2019
Daryl and Taylor break down the tactics and goals in the USA's game against Guyana in their opening match of the 2019 Gold Cup. They then go deep on the individual players who stood our (good or bad), the patterns of play they enjoyed the most, and what they want to see going forward. It's a long show, but packed full of grounded optimism! SPONSORS! Today's show is sponsored by... Talisman Caps! Get 20% off when you spend $35 or more at http://talismancaps.com by using code TOTALSOCCER20 Dollar Shave Club! Get your trial kit for $5 at http://dollarshaveclub.com/tss 
June 19, 2019
After mocking the plight of Michel Platini, Daryl and Taylor move on to discuss the results of the day in the 2019 World Cup. 3:07 - Italy v Brazil 10:03 - Jamaica v Australia 22:18 - Today's show is sponsored by FBREF.com. Visit them at https://fbref.com/en/?utm_source=tss&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=tss-2019 27:37 - The Athletic's Felipe Cardenas reviews all the results from the first match day of the 2019 Copa America. He has ALLLLL the knowledge on how Colombia upended Argentina, why Qatar might be more fun than you'd think, what Uruguay and Chile did to blitz their respective opponents, and much much more!
June 18, 2019
Starting at minute zero, we get into the US Men's National Team and the Gold Cup. We think about trying to get in the right mindset for this tournament, when confidence in the men's team feels like its an at a low. We explain what we'll be watching for, what the potential pitfalls are, and what we hope to see if things go well. In part two, we review the day's action at the 2019 World Cup 53:30 — France vs Nigeria and that VAR penalty retake 1:06:28 — Norway v Korea 1:12:00 — China v Spain (very briefly) 1:14:45 — Germany v South Africa Sponsors! 21:15 — SeatGeek! Use code TSS for $10 off your first ticket purchase. 49:02 — Dollar Shave Club! Get your trial kit for $5 at http://dollarshaveclub.com/tss   
June 16, 2019
We review the four World Cup games from the weekend... :36 - USA v Chile Today's show is sponsored by... Grip6 belts! Go to http://grip6.com/tss to get the TSS listener discount. 26:07 - Netherlands v Cameroon 36:39 - Canada v New Zealand 42:32 - Sweden v Thailand
June 15, 2019
We review three games and then preview USWNT vs Chile with Caitlin Murray. Timestamps: 1:25 — England vs Argentina 17:45 — We're sponsored by Green Chef! Got to http://greenchef.us/TSS75 for $25 off your first three orders. 21:15 — Japan vs Scotland 29:15 — Jamaica vs Italy 50:55 — We're sponsored by FBREF.com. Visit them at https://fbref.com/en/?utm_source=tss&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=tss-2019 55:03 — USWNT vs Chile preview with Caitlin Murray
June 14, 2019
We review that barnstorming Australia v Brazil game in detail, take a quick look at China v South Africa, and then answer five listener questions. Timestamps: 1:35 — Australia v Brazil review Here's a link to the IFAB website, which features a link to download the Laws of the Game: http://www.theifab.com/home  20:20 — We're sponsored by Wix! Go to http://wix.com/TSS to build your site for free, and use code TSS to get 10% off when you upgrade to premium. 22:50 — Quick chat about China v South Africa, and a debate about the deliberateness or otherwise of goals score with the shin. 28:53 — Which USMNT player would we clone? 33:45 — Is there any Gold Cup performance that could get Gregg Berhalter fired? 38:40 — We're sponsored by Simple Contacts. Go to http://simplecontacts.com/TSS20 or use code TSS20 at checkout for $20 off your contacts. 40:50 — Why don't more USWNT players leave the NWSL? 44:18 — What can be done to protect referees from abuse? 47:55 — We're sponsored by Away Days! Use code TSS at http://awaydaysfootball.com and get 15% off your order. Treat yourself to a Mystery Kit! 50:30 — If you could change any law in soccer, what would it be? 56:08 — Updates from the TSS Scouting Network! Ask us a question: http://totalsoccershow.com/questions Support the show: http://totalsoccershow.com/join  
June 14, 2019
We review the Kickers' 0-0 draw with FC Tucson and look ahead to this Saturday's home game against Chattanooga Red Wolves
June 12, 2019
No spoilers in the title! Daryl and Taylor review... 0:00 - Nigeria v Korea and ponder a possible handball 13:13 - Germany v Spain and ponder a possible red card 27:16 - France v Norway and ponder a definite penalty SPONSOR! Today's show is sponsored by Green Chef, a USDA certified organic company that names eating well easy and affordable with plans to fit every kind of lifestyle. Get $75 off today by going to GreenChef.us/TSS75
June 11, 2019
We review the big USWNT win over Thailand — what can we take away from this game? We also explain how Sweden accidentally got it right vs Chile. and how New Zealand very nearly frustrated the Netherlands. We close by discussing a little USMNT news: Reggie Cannon replacing Tyler Adams on the Gold Cup roster. Today's show is sponsored by Dollar Shave Club. Go to http://dollarshaveclub.com/tss to get a starter set for $5 
June 10, 2019
3:50 - On Part 1 of today's episode, Taylor talks to The Guardian's Caitlin Murray, who is on the ground (and jet-lagged) in France. She explains how the US have stayed focused in camp, what their approach will be against Thailand, and how Jill Ellis felt about Hope Solo's recent criticism.  REMINDER! 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 24:37 - Daryl and Taylor take a look at Argentina-Japan and Canada-Cameroon, before closing with some updates to the TSS Scouting Network. Today's show is sponsored by Simple Contacts. Go to http://simplecontacts.com/TSS20 or use code TSS20 at checkout for $20 off your contacts.
June 10, 2019
We review the six games of the World Cup 2019 weekend: 1:15 — Germany v China 4:55 — Spain v South Africa 10:40 — Norway v Nigeria 15:38 — Today's show is sponsored FBRef.com! Soccer stats galore! Here's the url: https://fbref.com/en/?utm_source=tss&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=tss-2019 and sign up for the newsletter by clicking the link in the FBRef.com nav bar 18:52 — Australia v Italy 29:30 — Brazil v Jamaica 36:25 — England v Scotland  
June 9, 2019
We discuss the USA's pre-Gold Cup friendly vs Venezuela At 47:15 we switch it up to talk US u20s and the game vs Ecuador Today SOPNSORS! SeatGeek — Get $10 off your first ticket purchase by using code TSS Talisman Caps — Get 20% off when you spend $35 or more at http://talismancaps.com by using code TOTALSOCCER20  
June 7, 2019
Daryl and Taylor are back to have a quick chat about the Women's World Cup opener between France and Korea. No spoilers, aside from the fact that the phrase "French Press" when it comes to the host's tactics is our new favorite thing.   
June 6, 2019
Taylor is joined by Bobby Warshaw to discuss the USA's loss to Jamaica, as well as why our guest thinks maybe we should all calm down about Duane Holmes just a little bit. After that, we go deep on Berhalter's roster, and also attempt to figure out what the US will do in the Gold Cup, how players can improve their national team standing, and why Josh Sargent didn't make the cut. In the middle of that chat, you'll hear from Daryl Grove! He and Taylor discuss which Americans have the most to gain/lose in the coming transfer window.  SPONSORS! Today's show is brought to you by... Hello Fresh! — Go to http://hellofresh.com/TSS80 and enter code TSS80 for $80 off 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.
June 6, 2019
It's our Group F preview! Here are your timestamps: 1:40 — USA Key players: Tobin Heath (dribbles!) and Julie Ertz (destroyer!) 24:55 — Today's show sponsored by Talisman Caps. Go to http://talismancaps.com and use code TOTALSOCCER20 for 20% off when you spend $35 or more. 27:15 — THAILAND Key players: Suchawadee Nildhamrong (attacker a.k.a. Miranda Nild) and Rattikan Thongsombut (midfielder) 37:00 — CHILE Key players: Christiane Endler (very tall goalkeeper) and Francisca Lara (most complete midfielder) 45:00 — Today's show is sponsored by Policy Genius. Go to http://policygenius.com to get no-pressure life insurance quotes. 46:55 — SWEDEN Key players: Caroline Seger (captain, metronome, midfielder) and Kosovare Asllani (pacy creative player from wide or central) If you've enjoyed our WWC previews, please share with a friend! All shows can be found in one place at http://totalsoccershow.com/wwc    
June 6, 2019
Daryl and Taylor review the USA's disappointing performance against Jamaica and attempt to figure out why Berhalter's experimental tactics didn't work. They also discuss which players helped their case for inclusion in the Gold Cup roster, and which players did the opposite of that. Plus, there's some ranting. Good times! SPONSORS! Today's show is sponsored by... Ruffneck Scarves! Go to http://ruffneckscarves.com and use code TOTALSOCCERSHOW for 20% off Away Days! Providers of the super awesome Mystery Kits. Use TSS at http://awaydaysfootball.com for 15% off
June 5, 2019
We preview the stories, styles, tactics, and key players of Group E Timestamps: 1:30 — CANADA Key players: Christine Sinclair (legendary striker) and Jessie Fleming (visionary midfielder) 15:15 — Today's show is sponsored by FBRef.com — Soccer stats galore! Here's the url: https://fbref.com/en/?utm_source=tss&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=tss-2019 and sign up for the newsletter by clicking the link in the FBRef.com nav bar 19:25 — CAMEROON Key players: Njoya Ajara and Gabrielle Onguene (dangerous wingers), and Raissa Feudjio (defensive midfielder) 34:15 — Hello Fresh! — Go to http://hellofresh.com/TSS80 and enter code TSS80 for $80 off 36:30 — NEW ZEALAND Key players: Abby Erceg (revolutionary defender) and Hannah Wilkinson (aerial threat) 55:25 — Hims! — Go to http://forhims.com/totalsoccer to get the complete hair kit for $5 57:55 — NETHERLANDS Key players: Shanice van de Sanden (pacy right winger), Lieke Martens (tricky left winger), and Vivianne Miedema (world's calmest striker)
June 4, 2019
Daryl and Taylor spend a lot of time determining what went right and wrong for the US U20s in their knockout round game against France. 47:45 - After that, they preview the USMNT's upcoming game against Jamaica by taking a look at the roster and determining who's in, who's out, and who's on the bubble. There is also a discussion about what exactly "on the bubble" means. 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. Grip6 belts! Go to http://grip6.com/tss to get the TSS listener discount.
June 4, 2019
Daryl and Taylor take a look back at the Richmond Kickers' 3-0 home loss to North Texas SC this past Saturday. What did Texas do to cause the Kickers problems, how good is Ricardo Pepi, and where does Richmond go from here? All that and more! Here are the match highlights (or lowlights, depending on your perspective): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnp8poH8xA8  
June 4, 2019
We go deeeeep on Group D, profiling the tactics, talking points, and key players of England, Scotland, Argentina, and Japan. Timestamps below: 2:00 — World Cup preview website we recommend: http://allwhitekit.com 3:15 — ENGLAND Key players: Lucy Bronze (world's besets right back!) and Nikita Parris (electric winger) Also watch: Jill Scott, Fran Kirby 24:05 — Today's show is sponsored by SeatGeek. Use code TSS for $10 of your first ticket. 26:30 — SCOTLAND Key players: Kim Little (undispossessable) and Erin Cuthbert (energetic and creative attacker) Also watch: Central defenders Rachel Corsie and Jennifer Beattie 42:45 — ARGENTINA Key players: Estefania Banini (#10) and Eliana Stabile (left back with rocket shot) Also watch: Striker Sole Jaime 55:00 — Today's show is sponsored Hims. To get a complete hair loss kit for just $5 go to http://forhims.com/totalsoccer 57:31 — JAPAN Key players: Saki Kumagai (defensive mid for Lyon, central defender for Japan) and Kumi Yokoyama (striker) Also watch: Yui Hasegawa (attacking mid/striker and best presser) 1:17:00 —Scouting network updates    
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