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Now displaying: December, 2017
Dec 21, 2017

On today's show, the final one of 2017(!!!), Andy and Charles discuss Sporting KC's first major signing of the offseason, Yohan Croizet (13:00), the Saad Abdul-Salaam-for-Khiry Shelton trade (35:30) and the latest MLS expansion team being awarded to Nashville (46:00).

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Dec 13, 2017

On today's MLS episode, Andy, Charles and Mike (@Zavagtastic) discuss Toronto FC's MLS Cup victory over the Seattle Sounders (1:00), Michael Bradley's revenge (5:30), and some gigantic trades going down this offseason ALREADY as a result of all the new TAM (15:00).

https://www.talkintouches.soccer/blog/2017/12/12/a-simpler-guide-to-mls-roster-rules

Dec 13, 2017

On today's episode, Andy and Charles are joined by (unofficial) Sporting KC salary cap-ologist Mike McGrew (@Zavagtastic) to discuss the loss to Latif Blessing in the LAFC expansion draft (5:00), the likelihood that he's brought back to KC via trade (16:00), the $2.8 million of new Targeted Allocation Money coming to MLS (24:00), how SKC will/should use it this offseason (37:00), and the first signing-to-be of the winter, Yohan Croizet (1:02:30).

https://www.talkintouches.soccer/blog/2017/12/12/a-simpler-guide-to-mls-roster-rules

Dec 4, 2017

On today's MLS episode, Andy and Charles are actually a little bit excited(?!?!) for MLS Cup 2017, between Toronto FC and the Seattle Sounders, which they preview (0:30) and predict (16:30).

Dec 3, 2017

On today's episode, Andy and Charles quickly discuss Sporting KC's moves on Contract Deadline Day (5:00) and the big-time decisions facing them a year from now (11:00), before answering questions from listeners: free agent/re-entry draft targets (29:00), the need for signings at center back and left back (41:00), Roger Espinoza's importance to the team (52:00) the need for a marquee signing at forward (1:02:30), and the lack of players thus far produced by Swope Park Rangers (1:06:30).

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