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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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Sep 13, 2018

Andy and Charles kick off the Sporting KC portion of the show reviewing their thoughts on debutant Andreu Fontas (1:30). A loyal listener analyzed cross data over the last five years, and the duo broke down the findings (11:20). Then they look ahead to San Jose at the weekend (17:00). Finally, the crew discusses how to beat Sporting KC (23:30).

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Sep 12, 2018

Sporting KC midfielder Roger Espinoza talks about the early days of playing for the Wizards, how that created the culture that exists today, and winning trophies.

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Sep 12, 2018

MLS segment first this week. Andy and Charles start off bidding adieu to Sigi Schmid, maybe for the last time (2:32). D.C. United almost pulled off another Ben Olsen special against New York City FC (19:22). How worried should NYCFC be (27:00)?

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Sep 9, 2018

On tonight's show, Andy and Charles dive right into Sporting KC's 1-0 win over Orlando City SC (1:00), heap praise upon Andreu Fontas for a debut well done (4:30), heap even more praise on Yohan Croizet's man-of-the-match performance (12:30), wonder whether or not Krisztian Nemeth should play center forward (17:30), and assess Felipe Gutierrez a month after returning from injury (30:30).

Sep 6, 2018

The Fighting David Beckham's have a good crest, bad name, and no stadium...still (0:45). Real Salt Lake have scored six goals in back-to-back games. Does it matter that they did it against terrible defenses (9:56)? It appears NYCFC are worse without Patrick Vieira only have one win in their last seven (15:50).

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Sep 6, 2018

Andy and Charles look back on a weird 3-1 loss to Seattle (2:50). Did you get a new contract from Sporting this week? If not, then you are one of the only ones. The crew discuss what the contract extensions for Besler, Espinoza, Ilie and Zusi mean for the team's future (27:13). Finally, they look ahead to the matchup against Orlando City, and what the First XI will look like after the international call-ups (34:16).

 

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Sep 5, 2018

On today's episode, Andy sits down with Sporting KC assistant coach Kerry Zavagnin to talk about the team's tough month of July (2:30), how coaches deal with long losing streaks (10:00), Diego Rubio's breakout period (16:30), and the return of Krisztian Nemeth (26:00).

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Aug 31, 2018

Instead of focusing on the week that was in MLS, Andy and Charles look back on the complicated career of Clint Dempsey as the co-leader in USMNT goals announced his retirement this week. Opinions of him have changed since his return to MLS, but there are plenty of reasons to look back fondly. 

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Aug 31, 2018

Andy and Charles begin by looking back to Sporting's 2-0 win over Minnesota United (2:43). How many passes have Shelton and Rubio completed per goal (12:50)? Then they discuss if Croizet might be coming around (15:00). A trio of attackers have received international call-ups (24:00). Finally, we look forward to Seattle (30:33).

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Aug 23, 2018

Andy and Charles revisit SKC's win over Portland from the weekend by playing a game of Faux or Fo Real (3:45). Is the defense back? Are the midfielders for real? Then look ahead to the match against Minnesota United (16:41). Specifically who should start in the attack.

Aug 22, 2018

Andy and Charles break down the Seattle's 5-0 thrashing of LA Galaxy. Sounders are back from the dead (1:00), Galaxy are bad (8:50). The show wraps up with a discussion of Josef Martinez and how he is perfect for the Atlanta system (20:17).

Aug 21, 2018

Kerry Zavagnin talks about how coaches deal with tough times like Sporting KC encountered in July, and how the coach staff goes to battle in the "war room."

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Aug 21, 2018

On today's (TT Premium) episode, Andy sits down with Sporting KC forward Diego Rubio to talk about his game-winning goal in Saturday's 1-0 win over Houston Dynamo (2:30), 16-year-old Gianluca Busio's rapid development (7:30), the team's really tough month of July (14:00), wanting to be a starter but starring as a substitute (16:00), and how the trade to acquire Krisztian Nemeth affects him (23:30).

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Aug 19, 2018

Andy and Charles breakdown Sporting KC's dominant 3-0 win over Portland (3:30). For the first time in a while, SKC were able to break down a bunkering team (10:55). It looks like the Captain has returned to full health (17:00). Is there a center forward controversy? (20:54). Finally, tough lineup choices Vermes will face down the stretch (39:06).

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Aug 16, 2018

The MLS segment kicks off with the Fightin' Rooneys (1:00). Maybe he was a better signing than we thought? NYCFC move to within one point of the Supporters' Shield lead with a win over Toronto FC (15:25). Finally, Seattle continue their hot streak against FC Dallas (25:26). Another VAR discussion.

Aug 16, 2018

Andy and Charles start the show recapping Sporting KC's 2-0 win over LAFC at the weekend (3:10). With 11 matches remaining roles are beginning to become finalized (15:14). Bad news came out about Jimmy Medranda this week, and replacements were discussed (22:39). Also a look ahead to the Portland match (33:43).

Aug 9, 2018

It's transfer deadline day and Andy and Charles break down some of the major moves from around MLS. First up, Cristian Ramirez to LAFC (1:00). Portland brought back Jorge Villafaña and Lucas Melano (10:07), Bill Hamid returns to to D.C. United (18:00), and Montreal make a surprising addition (22:18).  

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Aug 9, 2018

On this week's episode Andy and Charles recap Sporting KC's wild 1-0 win in Houston (3:40), Sporting has finally signed the striker everyone has been waiting for: Krisztian Nemeth is back in Kansas City (26:00), along with a new defender, Andreu Fontas (51:00).

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Aug 7, 2018

Sporting KC forward Diego Rubio talks about his game-winning goal against Houston Dynamo, and linking up with Gianluca Busio on the play.

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Jul 31, 2018

On today's (TT Premium) episode, Andy talks to FC Dallas beat writer Jon Arnold (Dallas Morning News) about FCD's shocking sale of Mauro Diaz (3:00), the even more shocking trade of Kellyn Acosta (10:00), the acquisition of Dominique Badji (21:00), and what to expect when they take on Sporting KC on Saturday (24:00).

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Jul 29, 2018

On today's episode, Andy and Charles discuss Sporting KC's 3-2 loss to FC Dallas (2:30), a couple semi-positive takeaways (4:00), the state of the attack (9:00), more defensive struggles (17:00), and finish with a Doghouse Update™ (32:00). (NOTE: Audio begins to skip a second or two at a time around the 30-minute mark, due to computer error)

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Jul 27, 2018

After breaking down the transfer of Mauro Diaz and the trade of Kellyn Acosta, FC Dallas beat writer Jon Arnold (Dallas Morning News) tells us what to expect from FCD when they take on Sporting KC this weekend. To hear the interview in its entirety (and support Talkin' Touches): https://www.patreon.com/talkintouches

Jul 27, 2018

On today's MLS episode, Andy and Charles discuss Alphonso Davies' $13.5-million (potentially $22 million) transfer to Bayern Munich (0:30), Bradley Wright-Phillips' 100th MLS goal and epic celebration (11:00), and Minnesota United's three-win week and Darwin Quintero's massive impact (18:30).

Jul 26, 2018

On today's episode, Andy and Charles discuss Sporting KC's need for a new striker (2:30), a trio of MLS veterans available on the trade market (7:00), Emiliano Amor's impending departure from KC (17:30), and what the lineup might look like against first-place FC Dallas (26:00).

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Jul 25, 2018
On today's (TT Premium) episode, Andy sits down with Sporting KC assistant coach Kerry Zavagnin to talk about the 2-2 draw with Toronto FC (2:30), Roger Espinoza's absence and importance (9:00), summer transfer plans (17:00), Jaylin Lindsey's development (19:00) and Felipe Gutierrez's impending return (26:00). 
 
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