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Talkin' Touches

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Now displaying: October, 2018
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). 

Oct 4, 2018

In your second (third if your a real one) SKC segment of the week Andy and Charles discuss the LA Galaxy (Zlatan) and the things they are looking forward to seeing (Zlatan) and this Ibrahimović fellow (3:28). Then a long look at the Sporting attack and who should/will be playing this weekend (9:50).

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Oct 4, 2018

MLS segment up first this week. Chicago did SKC a huge favor by beating LAFC (3:50). New York Red Bull beat Atlanta United in a potential eastern conference preview (11:19). DC United scored five goals in the most DC United way ever against Montreal (19:20).

 

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Oct 3, 2018

Kerry Zavagnin talks about the changing of seasons and the changing of vibes around the team, as fall — and with it, the playoffs — approach.

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Oct 1, 2018

We are live after Sporting KC's 1-1 draw with Real Salt Lake Saturday Sept. 30. Obviously there were some big referee decisions so Andy and Charles started discussing the crucial calls. Kriztin Nemeth was largely ineffective again. The crew contrasts his performance with the energy Rubio brought when he came on. 

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