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Talkin' Touches

Thoughtful discussion surrounding Sporting Kansas City, Major League Soccer and the U.S. national team each and every week.
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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.

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

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 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.

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

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).

To hear other interviews in their entirety (and support Talkin' Touches): https://www.patreon.com/talkintouches

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.

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

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 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.

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

Sep 12, 2018

Sporting KC midfielder Roger Espinoza talks about the early days of playing for the Wizards, how that created the culture that exists today, and winning trophies.

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

Sep 9, 2018

On tonight's show, Andy and Charles dive right into Sporting KC's 1-0 win over Orlando City SC (1:00), heap praise upon Andreu Fontas for a debut well done (4:30), heap even more praise on Yohan Croizet's man-of-the-match performance (12:30), wonder whether or not Krisztian Nemeth should play center forward (17:30), and assess Felipe Gutierrez a month after returning from injury (30:30).

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)

To support Talkin' Touches on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/talkintouches

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).

To support Talkin' Touches on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/talkintouches

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 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).

To support Talkin' Touches on Patreon: https://patreon.com/talkintouches

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).

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