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Talkin' Touches — Sporting KC & MLS

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Mar 2, 2017

On today's MLS episode, Andy and Charles continue previewing the other 21 teams in MLS — six from the Eastern Conference that qualified for the 2016 playoffs: Philadelphia Union (0:30), Montreal Impact (6:00), D.C. United (11:00), Toronto FC (16:00), New York City FC (21:00), and New York Red Bulls (26:00).

Feb 23, 2017

In today's episode, Andy and Charles give so many thanks to the people who flooded the GoFundMe campaign (1:00), before dissecting the preseason performances of Graham Zusi (13:30) and Jimmy Medranda (29:30) in their new positions during games against the New York Red Bulls and New England Revolution.

Feb 17, 2017

On today's MLS episode, Andy and Charles continue previewing the other 21 teams in MLS — beginning with the five from the Western Conference that failed to qualify for the 2016 playoffs: expansion side Minnesota United (1:00), Houston Dynamo (6:00), San Jose Earthquakes (11:00), Vancouver Whitecaps (16:00), and Portland Timbers (21:00).

 

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Feb 17, 2017

In today's episode, Andy and Charles announce the Talkin' Touches GoFundMe page (link below), before unleashing thoughts on Sporting KC's first "real" preseason "game" (3:30), why Ilie Sanchez is the key to 2017 (14:00), Benny Feilhaber's newfound freedom (23:30), and a quick recap of last week's Fan Forum (35:00).

 

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Feb 8, 2017

On today's MLS episode, Andy and Charles begin previewing the other 21 teams in MLS — beginning with the five from the Eastern Conference that failed to qualify for the 2016 playoffs: expansion side Atlanta United (1:00), Chicago Fire (6:00), Columbus Crew SC (11:30), Orlando City SC (16:30), and New England Revolution (22:00).

Feb 8, 2017

In today's episode, Andy and Charles provide a (super happy!) update about the future of Talkin' Touches (6:00), discuss the first two preseason "games" and praises for Latif Blessing and Ilie Sanchez (10:30), and Benny Feilhaber's starring role for the USMNT (31:00), which, duh.

Jan 25, 2017

In today's episode, Andy and Charles discuss the future of the Talkin' Touches podcast (1:00), before a few quick-hitting thoughts as Sporting KC begin preseason 2017 (33:30).

Jan 18, 2017

In today's episode, Andy and Charles discuss MLS's decision to announce financial figures in trades (2:00), Sporting KC's signing of Ilie Sanchez (33:00), and Dom Dwyer's USMNT prospects as he nears U.S. citizenship (50:30).

Jan 13, 2017

In today's episode, Andy and Charles get all caught up on six of Sporting KC's winter signings (2:00), USMNT call-ups for Feilhaber and Zusi (47:00), and a significant change on the coaching staff (55:30).

Dec 22, 2016

In today's episode, Andy and Charles discuss the departure of Jacob Peterson (2:00), Sporting KC's lack of signings thus far in the offseason (19:00), and the team's new TV deal with Fox Sports KC (54:30), before a quick roundup of high-profile signings and trades elsewhere in MLS (1:09:00).

Dec 15, 2016

In today's episode, Andy and Charles discuss "Seattle Sounders, 2016 MLS Cup champions" (1:00), Sporting KC's ongoing roster moves (32:30), as well as the trades, drafts and signings happening elsewhere in MLS (59:00).

Dec 7, 2016

On today's MLS episode, Andy and Charles preview the big one — MLS Cup 2016 — from all angles. It's Toronto FC vs. Seattle Sounders for all the marbles.

Dec 7, 2016

In today's episode, Andy and Charles tackle the three biggest questions of Sporting KC's offseason: the future of Graham Zusi (3:00), the future of Matt Besler (30:00), and an alarmingly thin midfield desperate for reinforcements (46:30). (NOTE: Zusi and Besler's contracts run through 2018, not 2017 as stated throughout this podcast. We'll teach Andy how to read one day.)

Dec 1, 2016

On today's MLS episode, Andy and Charles discuss the 2016 MLS Cup finalists, Toronto FC (1:00) and Seattle Sounders (26:00), before launching into a discussion about Peter Vermes' contract extension with Sporting KC (52:00), and his prospects as future head coach of the USMNT (1:16:00).

Nov 24, 2016

In today's very special edition (again) of the pod, Andy and Charles discuss Jurgen Klinsmann being fired by the USMNT (1:00) and Bruce Arena's appointment as his replacement (36:00), before breaking down Montreal Impact 3-2 Toronto FC (53:30) and Seattle Sounders 2-1 Colorado Rapids (1:09:00) in the first legs of the conference finals.

Nov 17, 2016

In today's very special edition of the pod, Andy and Charles discuss the USMNT's disastrous World Cup qualifiers against Mexico (1:30) and Costa Rica (20:00), before getting to the good news of the day: Benny Feilhaber (40:30) and Ike Opara (51:30) re-signing with Sporting KC.

Nov 9, 2016

On today's MLS episode, Andy and Charles discuss the four conference finalists in the 2016 MLS Cup Playoffs: Toronto FC (0:30), Montreal Impact (6:30), Seattle Sounders (14:00), and Colorado Rapids (20:30).

Nov 9, 2016

In today's very special edition of the pod, Andy and Charles are all amped up for USA vs. Mexico to kick off the Hex. Discussions include Tim Howard starting in goal (1:30), who starts at center back next to John Brooks (10:30), who starts in midfield (20:30), and Jozy Altidore's unbelievable form (31:00).

Nov 4, 2016

On today's MLS episode, Andy and Charles discuss the conference semifinals first legs between Seattle Sounders 3-0 FC Dallas (0:30), LA Galaxy 1-0 Colorado Rapids (11:30), Toronto FC 2-0 New York City FC (19:00), and Montreal Impact 1-0 New York Red Bulls (26:00).

Nov 4, 2016

Sporting KC's season is over, which means it's officially the offseason. In today's episode, Andy and Charles break down Sporting KC's 1-0 loss to the Seattle Sounders in the MLS Cup Playoffs, which includes the four contentious refereeing decisions (1:00), the brilliance of Benny Feilhaber the best performance of the season (31:00), the best performance of the season (39:00). 

Oct 25, 2016

On today's MLS episode Andy and Charles put a tidy little bow on the 2016 regular season (0:30), before diving into the three non-Sporting KC knockout-round games: Toronto FC vs. Philadelphia Union (4:00), D.C. United vs. Montreal Impact (9:00), and LA Galaxy vs. Real Salt Lake (14:00).

Oct 25, 2016

In today's episode, Andy and Charles break down Sporting KC's 2-0 victory over San Jose Earthquakes on Decision Day, from the defense second straight clean sheet (3:00), to Roger Espinoza's versatility on the wing (9:30), before previewing the MLS Cup Playoffs knockout-round clash with the Seattle Sounders (16:00).

Oct 12, 2016

In today's episode, Andy and Charles preview the penultimate weekend of the 2016 MLS season, with the first half of the show all about Sporting KC vs. Real Salt Lake (2:00), followed by a quick-fire speed round — 5 minutes each — on Portland-Colorado (36:30), Dallas vs. Seattle (42:00), Montreal-Toronto (47:30), and finally D.C. United vs. New York City (53:00).

Oct 6, 2016

On today's MLS episode Andy and Charles discuss Toronto FC 1-2 D.C. United (0:30), New York Red Bulls 2-1 Philadelphia Union (10:00), the Golden Boot Race between Bradley Wright-Phillips and David Villa (19:00) FC Dallas 1-0 LA Galaxy (25:00), and Vancouver Whitecaps 1-2 Seattle Sounders (35:00).

Oct 6, 2016

In today's episode, Andy and Charles break down Sporting KC's season-defining 3-1 loss to the New England Revolution, which featured another wild and wacky lineup from Peter Vermes (5:30), and hash out Sporting's precarious place in the playoff race (38:00).

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