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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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Oct 8, 2019

The segments starts with wild speculation around Jürgen Klinsmann. Then Andy Edwards and Charles Gooch take a look at all the playoff matchups. 

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Oct 8, 2019

Andy Edwards and Charles Gooch spend as little time talking about SKC's 2019 finale as possible. It was bad. 

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Sep 30, 2019

Sporting KC drew their final 2019 home game 2-2 against Portland Timbers. Andy Edwards talked about what goals from Krisztián Németh (19:05) and Daniel Salloi (9:00) mean for each of them moving forward. Roger Espinoza set an MLS record (27:38).

 

 

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Sep 22, 2019

It was a strange one. Sporting KC fall to Colorado Rapids 3-2 and are eliminated from playoff contention. Andy Edwards and Charles Gooch scream into the void about substitutions and poor game management. 

 

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Sep 19, 2019

In this week's MLS segment, Andy Edwards and Charles Gooch list the strengths and weaknesses of all the playoff contenders. Portland and Seattle are indistinguishable. Bruce Arena has turned New England into a dark horse. No one wants to play DC United. Get ready for MLS Cup in a baseball stadium.

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Sep 19, 2019

Andy Edwards and Charles Gooch recap the the beatem down that was Sporting Kansas City's 7-2 loss to LA Galaxy (3:23). Ilie wasting asked to do too much and that left him out of position (11:00). Graham Smith was outmatched by Zlatan (15:35). There is just no plan in the attacking third.

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Sep 13, 2019

Charles Gooch is on an extended international break, so Producer Sean joins Andy Edwards to recap Sporting KC's 2-1 breakdown against Portland Timbers (3:03). Next they discuss Andy's article for The Athletic about how 6:29 could keep SKC out of the playoffs (14:45). They wrap up the show looking ahead to a truly must win game versus LA Galaxy.

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Sep 1, 2019

Sporting Kansas City beat Houston Dynamo 1-0 to get their third win a row. Andy Edwards and Charles Gooch discuss if this new style can work on the road (3:25). Ilie came off the bench for the third straight game (13:47). Is Graham Smith what this team has been looking for at center back (25:27)? Unfortunately, all the teams Sporting is chasing also won (32:10). 

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Aug 23, 2019

Andy Edwards and Charles Gooch break down Sporting KC's 1-0 win over Minnesota United (3:30). Despite a predictable attack Erik Hurtado gave SKC their second win in a row (6:01). Also for the second game in a row Ilie entered as a second half sub and spurred the offense (11:59). Graham Smith looked good as Ike Opara returned to KC (17:03). Salloi still hasn't scored, but he looks more confident (27:25).

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Aug 18, 2019

Sporting KC keep their season alive with a 2-1 win over the San Jose Earthquakes. Andy Edwards and Charles Gooch break down the come from behind win (2:58). SJ started strong, but ran out of gas (6:16). SKC came out of halftime looking like a different team (11:55). Sporting were able to get the win despite San Jose's unique man-marking system (19:33).

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Aug 15, 2019

The MLS segment is back, and again Andy Edwards and Charles Gooch are talking LAFC to open the show. Producer Sean throws some love to Philadelphia Union's Jim Curtain for Coach of the Year (9:00). San Jose  Earthquakes are fun to watch as well (12:58). Minnesota United are a sneaky good team (14:37). The show finishes with a discussion the stance by MLS against "political messages" from supporters (17:39). 

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Aug 15, 2019

Sporting KC fall 1-0 to Orlando City FC ending their Supporters' Shield hopes. Andy Edwards and Charles Gooch talk about the demise of the season (3:30). Peter Vermes put out a strange lineup, and it didn't work (9:00). SKC were clearly out of ideas and crossed the ball 28 times (18:30). It also didn't work.

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Aug 11, 2019

After a two week hiatus Andy Edwards and Charles Gooch are back. Sporting fall 2-1 to Real Salt Lake. Again it was a struggle for Andreu Fontas (7:00). Erik Hurtado couldn't follow up his good performance versus Seattle last week (15:00) What to do with Daniel Salloi (28:22)?

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Jul 27, 2019

Sporting KC falls 3-1 to NYC FC (2:49). Andy Edwards and Charles Gooch met up with some fans at Strange Days Brewery to watch the game. The defense was not good, despite the small field (4:27). There was a take quake (8:43).Benny Feilhaber had his worst game in a Sporting shirt (22:30). 

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Jul 21, 2019

Producer Sean fills in for Charles Gooch and breaks down Sporting KC's 2-0 loss to FC Dallas with Andy Edwards. The game started well with Giddeon Zelalem looking good in the number 6 spot. Busio had a game to forget. He was involved on the calamity of a first goal. Not that is mattered, but Allan Kelly didn't cover himself with glory.

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Jul 18, 2019

San Jose Earthquakes are all of the sudden one of the hottest teams in MLS (1:15). Don't look now, but Bruce Arena has fixed the New England Revolution (10:18). It wouldn't be an MLS segment without a THE MLS segment. The refs in the NYCFC and New York Red Bulls obliged (19:34). 

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Jul 18, 2019

Andy Edwards and Charles Gooch break down Sporting Kansas City's 3-0 win over Vancouver Whitecaps (2:13). Felipe Gutierrez had his second good game in a row (8:00). Gedion Zelalem also turned in his second straight good performance (20:18). Ilie will miss SKC's next match vs FC Dallas, who fills in for him (27:19). Gerso is good (30:20). SKC are closing in on a summer transfer...at left back (41:31).

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Jul 12, 2019

Andy Edwards and Charles Gooch announce their MLS Live Memorial Power Rankings for June (:30). You should be watching LAFC, Portland Timbers, Minnesota United, and D.C. United. Obviously Carlos Vela is running away with the Landon Donovan MVP award, but Nani, Atuesta, and Pozuelo are our runners-up for June. Thank you Atlanta United for providing the off-field drama as manager Frank de Boer is feuding with star acquisition Pity Martinez. Finally we wrap up the 2019 World Cup. 

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Jul 12, 2019

Andy Edwards and Charles Gooch begin the show discussing Andy's article for The Athletic on Yohan Croizet (2:44). The they dive into a video from Bill Reno at everybodysoccer.com on what's been wrong with Tim Melia this year (20:08). Finally, Roger Espinoza has fully returned to training (34:35). This is our Thunder Road. 

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Jul 7, 2019

Sporting KC beat Chicago Fire 1-0. Andy Edwards and Charles Gooch lament SKC's poor finishing (6:35). The lone goal came from Yohan Croizet (8:08). Daniel Salloi's poor form continues (14:40). Gedion Zelalem made his second start, and showed well (21:27). Botand Barrath also returned to the lineup (27:35).

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Jul 4, 2019

Unlike Sporting KC Andy Edwards and Charles Gooch play through the final whistle. They breakdown what happened in the 5-1 thrashing from LAFC. Things weren't looking bad for SKC after one half (8:12) Daniel Salloi's struggles continue (19:47). What does Busio have to do to get minutes? Have to talk about the backline after giving up five goals.

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Jun 28, 2019

Andy and Charles break down Sporting KC's THRILLING 1-0 win over Columbus (3:06). It wasn't the best performance from SKC (15:52). Then we look ahead to the matchup with RSL (25:35). Who will create the the chances (33:28)?

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Jun 27, 2019

BONUS CONTENT! Ashley Scoby (ProSoccerUSA.com) joins Andy all the way from Paris to talk about the U.S. women's national team's journey (so far) at the 2019 Women's World Cup, VAR controversy, the ways in which we frame discussions about women's sports, and (oh, yeah) preview THE BIG ONE: USA vs. France in Friday's quarterfinal.

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Jun 20, 2019

Contract figures were released by the MLS Players Union last week, and Andy and Gooch break down what it means for Sporting KC. The bright side are the deals for Medranda, Busio, Lindsey and Barath (16:02). How long will the core stay together (49:08)? Are the Fontas and Croizet contracts bad or not (1:00:08)? Don't miss a Charles Gooch rant for the ages sandwiched in the middle (35:33).

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Jun 18, 2019

Producer Sean pulled his best SKC backline and forgot to do his job. Listen to the breakdown of Sporting's loss to Minnesota in the US Open Cup. Maybe it's not as bad a week later.

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