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Talkin' Touches

Thoughtful discussion surrounding Sporting Kansas City, Major League Soccer and the U.S. national team each and every week.
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Jul 11, 2018

Kerry Zavagnin talks about the excitement of Felipe Gutierrez returning from injury very soon. To hear the interview in its entirety (and support Talkin' Touches): https://www.patreon.com/talkintouches

Jul 8, 2018

On today's episode, Andy and Charles discuss Sporting KC's 2-2 draw with Toronto FC (1:00), 1 point from 3 games in 8 days (4:00), Yohan Croizet's struggles (14:00), the ongoing injury epidemic (21:00) and Jaylin Lindsey as the full-time left back starter (27:00). To support Talkin' Touches on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/talkintouches

Jul 6, 2018

On today's episode, Andy and Charles unveil The Really Big Thing™. For more info, and/or to support Talkin' Touches on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/talkintouches

Jul 3, 2018

On today's episode, Andy and Charles discuss Sporting KC's 2-0 loss to the Montreal Impact (2:00), a lackluster offensive performance (8:00) and Daniel Salloi playing center forward (16:00), and quickly look ahead to two more games coming up this week (32:00). BIG TALKIN' TOUCHES NEWS COMING LATER THIS WEEK, STAY TUNED!!!

Jun 26, 2018

On today's episode, Andy sits down with Sporting KC forward (AND BIRTHDAY BOY) Khiry Shelton to talk about his game-winning goal in the win over Houston (2:30), playing for the SKC fans and settling into life in KC (12:30), being traded by NYCFC (24:00), the chemistry and camaraderie that exists inside the locker room (30:00), and the shenanigans going on during pre-game photos (33:00).

Jun 26, 2018

On today's MLS episode, Andy and Charles discuss FC Dallas' 3-0 loss to New York Red Bulls (0:30) and Vancouver Whitecaps 4-0 loss to Philadelphia Union (9:00), and "fix" the 2018 All-Star Fan XI (15:00).

Jun 26, 2018

On today's episode, Andy and Charles discuss Sporting KC's 3-2 win over Houston Dynamo (2:30), coming back from 2-0 down at halftime (7:00), Peter Vermes' tactics completely changing — and winning — the game (22:00), and Daniel Salloi's quick ascendancy to stardom (32:00).

Jun 21, 2018

On today's MLS episode, Andy and Charles discuss Orlando City SC firing Jason Kreis and what they should do now (0:30), Toronto FC's bonkers 4-4 draw with D.C. United (12:30), and Los Angeles FC's equally bonkers 4-3 win over San Jose Earthquakes (20:00).

Jun 21, 2018

On today's episode, Andy and Charles discuss Sporting KC's 3-2 win over FC Dallas in the U.S. Open Cup (2:30), Yohan Croizet's stunning goal and a player reborn (6:30), then finish with a gigantic mailbag of listener questions (14:00).

Jun 12, 2018

On today's MLS episode, Andy and Charles discuss Patrick Vieira's departure from New York City FC (0:30), FC Dallas and their 7-game unbeaten run (8:30), Alphonso Davies' continued rise to stardom for Vancouver Whitecaps (15:30), and the end of Colorado Rapids' 2018 (and 2019?) season(s) (22:30).

Jun 12, 2018

On today's episode, Andy and Charles discuss Sporting KC's 4-1 win over Minnesota United, the 2-0 win over Real Salt Lake (U.S. Open Cup) and the 0-0 draw with Portland Timbers (2:30), the ongoing injury epidemic leading to the youngsters getting, and taking, their chances (5:00), and a bit of tactical flexibility over three games (39:00)

May 28, 2018

On today's MLS episode, Andy and Charles discuss the wild 3-3 draw between Vancouver Whitecaps and New England Revolution (0:30), Orlando City SC's three-game losing streak (7:00), and Houston Dynamo's 3-1 victory over New York City FC (12:30). Talkin' Touches Hotline: (816) 237-8457.

May 28, 2018

On today's episode, Andy and Charles discuss Sporting KC's 0-0 draw with Columbus Crew SC (0:30), where VAR was an abomination yet again (4:00), Yohan Croizet struggled again (24:30), and Felipe Gutierrez was sorely missed (31:00). Talkin' Touches Hotline: (816) 237-8457.

May 25, 2018

On today's MLS episode, Andy and Charles discuss Patrick Vieira and Jesse Marsch's potential moves to Europe (0:30), Portland Timbers beating LAFC for a fifth straight win (14:30), and Toronto FC finally getting back on track with a win (21:00). Talkin' Touches Hotline: (816) 237-8457.

May 25, 2018

On today's episode, Andy and Charles discuss Sporting KC's 1-1 draw with Minnesota United (2:30), Khiry Shelton's first goal for SKC (16:00), Graham Zusi, Right Back (27:30), and preview the upcoming game against Columbus Crew SC (35:30). Talkin' Touches Hotline: (816) 237-8457.

May 17, 2018

On today's MLS episode, Andy and Charles discuss Gyasi Zardes' improbable Golden Boot campaign and Columbus Crew SC's constant competitiveness under Gregg Berhalter (1:00), Toronto FC's ongoing downward spiral (10:00), and play an incredibly fun game of Guess That Salary™ (18:30).

May 17, 2018

On today's episode, Andy and Charles discuss the best and worst of Sporting KC's contracts following Salary Release Day 2018 (2:00), why they're one of the best teams in the league on a tighter budget than most (16:00), and answer a few questions in a mini-mailbag segment (24:00).

May 10, 2018

On today's MLS episode, Andy and Charles list all the reasons D.C. United definitely shouldn't (but also definitely should) sign Wayne Rooney and pay a $17-million transfer fee to do so (1:00), and discuss New York Red Bulls' 4-0 demolition of New York City FC (10:00).

May 10, 2018

On (the second half of) today's episode, Andy and Charles discuss Sporting KC's 2-0 win over Atlanta United (0:30), making the most of red cards (8:00), "the Tim Melia game" (14:00), Daniel Salloi's second straight game with goal (21:30), and the 1-0 win over Colorado Rapids from over the weekend (26:00).

May 10, 2018

On (the first half of) today's episode, Andy and Charles discuss Peter Vermes' new five-year contract, effectively passing on the USMNT job, and why it's an obvious win-win situation for both sides. This was originally supposed to be a five-minute conversation to open the show, but it lasted 27 minutes, so it became a bit of BONUS #content!

May 2, 2018

On today's MLS episode, Andy and Charles discuss New York Red Bulls' 3-2 win over LA Galaxy (1:00), Orlando City's five-game winning streak (7:30), Toronto FC's terrible week (15:00), LAFC's 1-0 win over Seattle Sounders in their home opener (21:00), and Vancouver Whitecaps doing very dumb things (27:00).

May 2, 2018

On today's episode, Andy and Charles discuss Sporting KC's 1-0 loss to New England Revolution (1:30), another controversial bout of VAR (3:00), playing the game on someone else's terms (22:00), and life without Felipe Gutierrez for the next 2-3 months (33:00).

Apr 26, 2018

On today's episode, Andy previews Sporting KC's upcoming game against New England Revolution with Jon Huot (@jonisgreat) or Six States One Podcast (@SixStatesOnePod), from first-year head coach Brad Friedel (2:00), to the ongoing Lee Nguyen saga (8:00), Diego Fagundez becoming the new star in Foxborough (14:00), an impressive point away to Columbus Crew SC (16:00), and stopping Johnny Russell (20:00).

Apr 21, 2018

On today's episode, Andy and Charles discuss the absurdity of Sporting KC's 6-0 victory over Vancouver Whitecaps (1:00), Johnny Russell's hat trick (6:00), Roger Espinoza's beast-mode performance (25:00), and another game without a goal from Khiry Shelton (33:00).

Apr 16, 2018

On today's MLS episode, Andy and Charles discuss Minnesota United and their new star Darwin Quintero (1:00), Portland Timbers doing "less with more" (5:00), New York Red Bulls bouncing back from CCL heartbreak in a big way (8:00), and New York City FC's 4-point week against RSL and Atlanta United (13:30).

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