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Talkin' Touches

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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.

To hear the interview in its entirety (and support Talkin' Touches): https://www.patreon.com/talkintouches

 
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).

To support Talkin' Touches on Patreon (and get all interviews the day they're released): https://patreon.com/talkintouches

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). 
 
To support Talkin' Touches on Patreon (and get all interviews the day they're released): https://patreon.com/talkintouches
Jul 19, 2018

On today's MLS segment Andy and Charles discuss the opening of Audi Field and Wayne Rooney's D.C. United debut (1:30); react to Mike Petke's rant about VAR (11:20); and finish up by declaring some teams dead (18:33). 

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Jul 19, 2018

On today's episode, Andy and Charles welcome Talkin' Touches summer signing Producer Sean (3:04); followed by a breakdown of Sporting KC's 4-2 USOC loss to Houston Dynamo; live reaction to postgame comments from Peter Vermes (26:35), and a Tim Melia discussion (34:23).

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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.

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