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Now displaying: March, 2017
Mar 29, 2017

On today's USMNT special, Andy and Charles quickly discuss the USMNT's 6-0 thrashing of Honduras which made soccer fun again. Topics include: Christian Pulisic (1:00), Clint Dempsey (10:30), and Michael Bradley (15:30).

Mar 29, 2017

On today's episode, Andy and Charles preview Sporting KC's upcoming game against Toronto FC, which includes discussion about the injured Sebastian Giovinco (5:30), national team players returning from international duty for both teams (14:30), and Sporting's fate as a "home" or "road" team in 2017 (21:30).

Mar 23, 2017

On today's MLS episode, Andy and Charles lament Chicago Fire signing Bastian Schweinsteiger (0:30), discuss Real Salt Lake firing Jeff Cassar (15:00), and break down Portland Timbers 4-2 Houston Dynamo (28:00) and FC Dallas 2-1 New England Revolution (34:00).

Mar 23, 2017

On today's episode, Andy and Charles break down Sporting KC's 2-1 win over San Jose Earthquakes (6:00), Jair Marrufo's vendetta against Dom Dwyer and Sporting KC (15:30), Jimmy Medranda's unsung contributions (26:30), the benefits of Graham Zusi at rightback (34:00), before a quick preview of USMNT vs. Honduras and Panama (39:30).

 

(SORRY FOR THE STRANGE CLICKING SOUND FROM 17:00 ONWARD)

Mar 17, 2017

On today's MLS episode, Andy and Charles fawn over shockingly fun teams early in the 2017 season, Houston Dynamo (1:30) and Chicago Fire (7:00), unveil some very early MLS Live Power Rankings (12:00), and all but bury Minnesota United's inaugural season after 180 minutes (16:30).

Mar 17, 2017

On today's episode, Andy and Charles break down Sporting KC's latest 0-0 draw, against FC Dallas (4:30), their scoring troubles versus defensive solidity (12:30), preview the upcoming game against San Jose Earthquakes (26:30), and discuss Roger Espinoza's perceived ineffectiveness through two games (42:00).

Mar 9, 2017

On today's MLS episode Andy and Charles discuss Atlanta United's MLS debut defeat to New York Red Bulls (0:30), Orlando City SC's stadium opening victory over New York City FC (10:00), and Minnesota United's debut obliteration at the hands of Portland Timbers (21:00).

Mar 9, 2017

On today's episode, Andy and Charles break down Sporting KC's season-opening draw with D.C. United (3:30), which featured promising debut performances from Gerso Fernandes (8:30) and Ilie Sanchez (15:30), as well as Graham Zusi looking like a right back (32:00), before previewing the upcoming game against FC Dallas (44:30).

Mar 2, 2017

In today's episode, Andy and Charles announce the brand new Talkin' Touches website is LIVE (0:00), discuss Sporting KC's final preseason game (7:00) and Dom Dwyer's injured foot and backup options (7:30), before previewing the game against D.C. United with a further discussion of Graham Zusi playing right back (23:30).

Mar 2, 2017

On today's MLS episode, Andy and Charles finish previewing the other 21 teams in MLS — five from the Western Conference that qualified for the 2016 playoffs: Real Salt Lake (0:30), Seattle Sounders (6:00), LA Galaxy (11:00), Colorado Rapids (16:00), and FC Dallas (21:00).

Mar 2, 2017

On today's MLS episode, Andy and Charles continue previewing the other 21 teams in MLS — six from the Eastern Conference that qualified for the 2016 playoffs: Philadelphia Union (0:30), Montreal Impact (6:00), D.C. United (11:00), Toronto FC (16:00), New York City FC (21:00), and New York Red Bulls (26:00).

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