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Now displaying: August, 2018
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 VillafaƱa 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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