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

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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Weekend Review: Arsenal win a game! Big Sam rides again! Mourinho does Mourinho things!

Ryan Bailey and Graham Ruthven are back to get into the biggest matches of the weekend! 0.00 - Arsenal vs. Chelsea: Mikel Arteta broke the Gunners out a their funk with a youthful lineup, putting the pressure on Frank Lampard to turn the Blues’ fortunes around.  23.50 - Leicester vs. Manchester Utd: in an unforeseen turn of events, the points were shared between a team who had not drawn this season and an away side who hadn’t dropped any points on the road! 40.00 - Liverpool vs...



Handing out some Holiday gift ideas to the global soccer community w/ Joe and Ryan

Joe, Ryan and Taylor take turns giving out some Holiday gift ideas to the soccer community: some to players, some to managers, some to clubs, and at least one to an entire city. Other topics of conversation include usual holiday talking points like cloning, worm-eating, and the Concacaf Champions League...


 2020-12-23  1h21m

Catching up on Americans abroad! Dest and Musah face off in La Liga, McKennie’s skillful performance in Italy, and so much more

It was a busy weekend for Americans abroad, so Taylor and Joe did their homework and came prepared to chat about more than a few talented USMNT players plying their trade in Europe. From Dest and Musah facing off in La Liga, to McKennie looking sharp for Juventus, to Yedlin's first Premier League start this season, to Otasowie's first Premier League start ever, there's plenty to get to! 3:38 - Sergino Dest is a starter for FC Barcelona...


 2020-12-22  1h24m

Weekend Review: Man Utd rock Bielsa, Spurs' Spider-Man meme & Lewandowski's Xmas gifts!

After rechristening Scotland and ‘McTominayLand’, Ryan Bailey and Graham Ruthven get into the biggest matches of the weekend from around Europe! 0.00 - Manchester United vs. Leeds: Ole is at the wheel and his hands are positioned at 6 and 2! We look at how Solskjaer set up perfectly to deal with Marcelo Bielsa’s high-energy side.  21.17 - Everton vs. Arsenal: Mikel Arteta endured an unhappy return to Goodison Park, where the Gunners suffered yet another league loss...


 2020-12-21  1h3m

Allocation Disorder: Austin FC roster update, MLS proving itself in the world of youth development, dipping into the mailbag, and much more

In their final episode of 2020, Paul and Sam cover a ton of ground, ranging from MLS Cup takeaways to Austin FC to trades and transfers to listener questions! 1:18 - Thoughts and overarching takeaways from MLS Cup 9:00 - Paul putting Sam in a box and Allocation Disorder in its purest form 10:06 - What do we know about Austin FC so far? 26:06 - Analysis of Montreal's acquisition of Djordje Mihailovic from the Chicago Fire 32:55 - "Bryan Reynolds: The 10 Million Dollar Man" and MLS proving itself...


 2020-12-18  1h22m

Jimmy Conrad on Arsenal's decline, Pochettino's next move and the USMNT's defense!

Why are Barcelona players taking pay cuts while the team still spends big on transfers? How is Tanguy Ndombele ‘press resistant’? And what are the root causes of Arsenal’s suckiness? The legendary Jimmy Conrad joins Ryan Bailey to answer your questions!  Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... The Athletic! Check out theathletic...


 2020-12-18  1h10m

Will Wayne Rooney be an elite coach, is the USMNT's current talent evidence that the youth system wasn't broken, and more listener questions

Taylor is back! You know what, one exclamation point isn't enough. Let's try that again. Taylor is back!!! That's much better. On today's show, Taylor and Joe answer some phenomenal listener questions. And before that, Joe asks Taylor about his first few weeks as a parent! 8:05 - Is the USMNT's current depth of talent evidence that the U.S...


 2020-12-16  1h8m

MLS Cup review, plus which young U.S. player could break out in MLS next year, where Wondo fits best, and more listener questions w/Sam Stejskal

On this episode, Joe Lowery is joined by The Athletic's Sam Stejskal to review MLS Cup and answer some MLS-related listener questions! First, Joe and Sam talk all about the Columbus Crew's impressive victory over the Seattle Sounders in Saturday's MLS Cup, digging into Aidan Morris' breakout performance, Lucas Zelarayan's dominant display, Caleb Porter's tactics, and Brian Schmetzer's future in Seattle...


 2020-12-15  58m

Weekend Review: Liverpool stumble, Dortmund lose a game (and a manager), Real Madrid complete a perfect week

On today's Weekend Review edition of The Total Soccer Show, Ryan Bailey and Graham Ruvthen cast an eye over four of the biggest matches from this past weekend—and analyze the Champions League Round of 16 draw: 0:00 - Champions League draw: Frank Lampard will have his biggest managerial test to date when Chelsea meet Atletico Madrid, while PSG face familiar foes Barcelona.  16.43 - Manchester Utd vs. Manchester City: Yes, this was a terrible game in which nothing really happened...


 2020-12-14  1h5m

Allocation Disorder: Seattle and Columbus deep dives before MLS Cup, Garber's State of the League address, and Paul McDonough out in Miami

With MLS Cup coming up on Saturday, Paul and Sam talk about some of the pieces and strategies that have helped the Seattle Sounders and the Columbus Crew advance to the final. Then, they hit the highlights from Don Garber's State of the League address that happened earlier this week, and discuss some big Inter Miami news...


 2020-12-11  1h5m