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Dec 6, 2018

It's MLS Cup preview. This segment kicks off with the news that Miguel Almiron is going to join Newcastle in the January transfer window. Could newly crowned MLS MVP Josef Martinez be on his way out as well? The segment finishes up with a preview of the game between Atlanta and Portland. 

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Dec 6, 2018

Andy and Charles discuss the news that Khiry Shelton will be making a move to Europe (6:35). How does this move impact Sporting KC going forward (15:00). Finally, Sporting's CONCACAF Champions League draw was announced. SKC will face Toluca in the round of 16 in February (24:01).

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Nov 30, 2018

Sporting KC's 2018 MLS season is over in the Western Conference Finals at the hands of Portland Timbers. Andy and Charles break down the 3-2 loss (4:50). They discuss home-field advantage and the away-goals rule (14:45), and the arrival of Daniel Salloi as a big-game player (40:00).

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Nov 26, 2018

Atlanta ran through the New York Red Bulls 3-0 in the opening leg of the Eastern Conference Final. Andy and Charles talk about why it happened, and if New York have any chance in the return fixture. Plus the crew looks at a tweet thread from Bobby Boswell on why Atlanta are successful.

** There was some technical difficulties so the audio quality is not to our usual standard**

 

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Nov 26, 2018

Recording live from Providence Park after Sporting KC's 0-0 draw vs the Portland Timbers in the first leg of the Western Conference Final. Andy and Charles break down the key points from the match. Hear from Matt Besler, Tim Melia, and Seth Sinovic. Look ahead to Thursday's second leg.

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Nov 22, 2018

In the MLS segment, the second annual MLS Middle Man XI is announced (1:15). Then the four remaining teams are power ranked. Portland are fourth, but where do the other teams finish (8:45)?

 

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Nov 22, 2018

It's Conference Finals week. Andy and Charles break down the first leg versus Portland Timbers. How does Rubio's suspension change the game plan (3:05)? What is the case for Portland to win (11:00)? The segment wraps up with the case for Sporting (15:33).

 

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Nov 16, 2018

We save the playoff preview for next week, and focus on MLS awards. Who is the 2018 MLS MVP and Player of the Year? Should those be the same player (1:30)? The Andrew Jacobson Middleman of the Yearâ„¢ (8:15). Finally, the TT Crew gives their MLS first and second Best XI (17:08)

 

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Nov 16, 2018

The international break means we put the playoff preview back a week. Andy and Charles fill the time with a Sporting Mailbag. Which team would SKC most want to face in MLS Cup (3:24)? How bad should USSF feel if Peter Vermes wins another cup, but doesn't even get an interview of USMNT coach (11:35)? Which previous Sporting player would you like to have on this year's team (19:44)?

 

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Nov 14, 2018

Sporting KC defender Graham Zusi talks about surviving the final 15 minutes against Real Salt Lake and the team's "attention to detail" that didn't exist in previous years.

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Nov 14, 2018

On today's episode, Andy sits down with Sporting KC assistant coach Kerry Zavagnin to talk about having home-field advantage in the West (3:00), their conference semifinals opponent Real Salt Lake (9:30), the current MLS Cup Playoffs format (16:00), grinding out the win over LAFC (22:00), and what goes into a week of prep for a playoff game (26:30).

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Nov 12, 2018

Sporting KC advance to the Western Conference Finals after a thrilling 4-2 win over Real Salt Lake. Andy and Charles breakdown the win. They discuss how SKC were unable to close out a match where they were in control (6:08). Rubio returned to the starting XI at the expense of Shelton (18:20). 

 

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Nov 5, 2018

The first legs of the conference semifinals are finished. Andy and Charles break down all of the action from Sunday. They kick things off with Portland's 2-1 win over Seattle (2:17), then Columbus' 1-0 win versus New York Red Bulls, and finally Atlanta beating NYCFC 1-0 (20:35).

 

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Nov 5, 2018

Sporting KC and Real Salt Lake drew 1-1 in the opening leg of the conference semifinals. Which team was happier with the draw (3:07)? Croizet filled in for Sinovic at left back (8:27). Shelton started, but Rubio scored (15:12). Roger was largely invisible, but does that mean he played poorly (23:52)? 

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Nov 2, 2018

Kerry Zavagnin talks about having home-field advantage in the playoffs, and some of the special nights and moments at Children's Mercy Park.

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Nov 1, 2018

MLS Part 2: Electric Boogaloo - We break down the Thursday knockout round matches. First up is DC United vs Columbus Crew (33:15) We finish up discussing LAFC vs Real Salt Lake (44:43)

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Oct 31, 2018

The playoffs are here. Andy and Charles break down each of the four knockout round matches. But first they discuss the craziness that was the final media availability in Vancouver. Then on Wednesday night NYCFC vs Philadelphia (10:57), followed by FC Dallas vs Portland (23:00). 

Oct 29, 2018

Andy and Charles breakdown Sporting's 2-1 win over LAFC. They explain Seth Sinovic's red card (3:50), talk about Roger's dominant performance (6:00), dive into the the midfield battle (13:50), look ahead to potential playoff opponents (21:30), and speculate on possible replacements for Seth (28:30).

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Oct 26, 2018

***EARLY RELEASE TO THE MASSES, AS THE PLAYOFF HYPE WITHIN IS PALPABLE***

On today's episode, Andy sits down with Sporting KC defender and captain Matt Besler to talk about the Kansas City Chiefs (duh - 2:30), SKC being a "complete team" (6:30), locker-room culture (14:00), testing themselves before the playoffs start (19:30), and signing a contract extension through 2020 (26:30).

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Oct 24, 2018

Sporting KC defender Matt Besler explains why he "loves this team," as in the 2018 edition of SKC, and why it feels different than years past.

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Oct 23, 2018

Building off last week's MLS section, Andy and Charles break down the Eastern Conference playoff teams. Which of the top two teams is most likely to slip up before the conference finals? Which ones could be the best matchups for Sporting? Will DC be in MLS Cup? 

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Oct 23, 2018

Andy and Charles kick things off recapping Sporting KC's 3-0 victory over FC Dallas on Sunday (4:19). Peter showed he is a Talkin' Touches listener when he started the show's preferred attacking lineup (19:09). We look forward to the Decision Day matchup against LAFC (37:00). The show finishes up with some Tim Melia appreciation (43:40).

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Oct 19, 2018

It is a Western Conference playoff preview on this week's MLS segment. Who do Sporting most want to face? Who do they not want to face? Why are the best teams the best match ups? 

Oct 19, 2018

Andy and Charles break down Sporting KC's 4-1 victory over (3:39). Gianluca Busio became the second youngest goalscorer in MLS history. The hosts fawn over SKC's budding star (33:00).

Oct 7, 2018

On today's episode, Andy and Charles lament another home draw for Sporting KC, this time with LA Galaxy (2:00), wonder how one team could be so unlucky in a game (10:00), and try to make sense of Jair Marrufo's puzzling calls throughout the game (26:00). 

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