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Talkin' Touches — Sporting KC & MLS

Thoughtful* discussion surrounding Sporting Kansas City and Major League Soccer each and every week. *Whatever amusing thoughts come to mind.
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Mar 23, 2016

Week 3 of the 2016 MLS season is in the books, and Andy and Charles are back to discuss MLS's recent case of free-kick fever which took over the league on Saturday, as well as New York Red Bulls 4-3 Houston Dynamo in the Game of the Year (contender), FC Dallas 2-0 Montreal Impact in the MLS Cup preview (perhaps), and debate who panics first — Seattle Sounders or New England Revolution.

Mar 23, 2016

In today's episode, Andy and Charles discuss Sporting KC's 1-0 victory over Toronto FC, which includes Brad Davis' transformation from villain to hero, Roger Espinoza's controversial red card, facing Sebastian Giovinco, and why Benny Feilhaber is actually (not) overrated.

Mar 16, 2016

Week 2 of the 2016 MLS season is in the books, and Andy and Charles are back to recap all the action, from Montreal Impact 3-0 New York Red Bulls, New York City FC 2-2 Toronto FC (including the brilliance of Patrick Vieira), and Houston Dynamo 5-0 FC Dallas.

Mar 16, 2016

In today's episode, Andy and Charles discuss Sporting KC's 2-1 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps, which includes a newfound all-around game from Dom Dwyer, the continued importance of Roger Espinoza, and preview Sunday's game against Toronto FC.

Mar 9, 2016

Week 1 of the 2016 MLS season is in the books, and Andy and Charles are back to recap all the action, from New York Red Bulls 0-2 Toronto FC, to Vancouver Whitecaps 2-3 Montreal Impact, to LA Galaxy 4-1 D.C. United, to Portland Timbers 2-1 Columbus Crew SC.

Mar 9, 2016

In today's episode, Andy and Charles discuss Sporting KC's season-opening 1-0 victory over the Seattle Sounders, why the defense and midfield looked so much better than last year, the new striker signed on Tuesday, and preview the upcoming game against the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Mar 2, 2016

Week 1 of the 2016 MLS season is upon us, which means Andy and Charles are here to preview the opening weekend's biggest games featuring a number of the league's top teams, including New York Red Bulls vs. Toronto FC, Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Montreal Impact and Portland Timbers vs. Columbus Crew SC.

Mar 2, 2016

In today's episode, Andy and Charles preview Sporting KC's season opener against the Seattle Sounders and the 2016 season as a whole, which includes a compelling theory that explains why SKC might just be primed for another MLS Cup run this season.

Feb 17, 2016

The 2016 MLS season is a mere 456 hours from kicking off (as you'll learn in the intro), so Andy and Charles are ready to preview the league's top teams. Included in today's show: New York Red Bulls, Columbus Crew SC, Montreal Impact, Toronto FC, LA Galaxy, FC Dallas, Portland Timbers and Seattle Sounders.

Feb 17, 2016

In today's episode, Andy and Charles further preview the upcoming 2016 MLS season (which begins in less than 3 weeks), dumpster-dive through Sporting Club CEO Robb Heineman's latest Twitter Q&A so you don't have to, and discuss whether or not a move to the 3-5-2 is really worth it for Sporting KC this season.

Feb 2, 2016

In today's episode, Andy and Charles convene for a special, emergency edition of the pod after Krisztian Nemeth was sold to Qatar and Erik Palmer-Brown was loaned out (with an eye toward a permanent sale) to Portugal, all in a span of three days. The sky is falling, the sky is falling… or is it?

Jan 27, 2016

In today's episode, Andy and Charles assess Sporting KC's roster and prospects for the 2016 season, with the offseason's transfer business seemingly all but complete — what are realistic expectations for the year, including the floor and ceiling for perhaps MLS's deepest squad? Follow @TalkinTouches on Twitter.

Jan 15, 2016

In today's episode, Andy and Charles recap Sporting KC's most recent roster moves: the acquisition of Brad Davis; re-signing Soni Mustivar and Paulo Nagamura; the signing of Daniel Salloi; trading their pick in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft. They also debut a brand new game featuring Robb Heineman's Twitter mentions. Follow @TalkinTouches on Twitter.

Dec 23, 2015

In today's episode, Andy and Charles discuss tons and tons of MLS transfer rumors (some fake, some real), which includes a game of Fake GMs Making Fake Trades — a dozen or so trades that should (but likely won't) be made this offseason.

Dec 8, 2015

In today's episode, Andy and Charles break down the Portland Timbers's MLS Cup 2015 triumph over Columbus Crew SC, and discuss the inaugural class of free agents in MLS — who should Sporting KC be looking at, and who ends up where?

Dec 2, 2015

In today's episode, Andy and Charles discuss a handful of roster moves made by Sporting KC since the end of their 2015 season — who's gone, who's coming back, and who's still up in the air? It's also time to preview MLS Cup 2015 — Columbus Crew SC vs. Portland Timbers — with lots of analysis and keys for the final game of 2015.

Nov 27, 2015

In today's episode, Andy and Charles have plenty of Sporting KC topics to discuss — for instance, some scary rumors that clubs and national teams around the world are sniffing around Peter Vermes; Krisztian Nemeth wants a raise, too. The same goes for the second legs of the MLS Cup Playoffs conference finals.

Nov 19, 2015

Leg 1 of the 2015 MLS Cup Playoffs conference finals are upon us, and Andy and Charles are back to preview the four teams vying for a place in MLS Cup 2015 — Columbus Crew SC vs. New York Red Bulls and Portland Timbers vs. FC Dallas — as well as discuss what is sure to be a crazy-busy offseason of player movement across the league.

Nov 11, 2015

The 2015 MLS Cup Playoffs conference semifinals are in the books, and Andy and Charles are here to discuss the weekend's playoff action, break down the conference finals matchups and give their picks for MLS Cup.

Nov 11, 2015

In today's episode, Andy and Charles recap Sporting KC's 2015 season, have the "was it a success or not a success" discussion, identify areas of weakness that must be addressed during the offseason, and tackle Peter Vermes' toughest dilemma this winter — what to do with Graham Zusi?

Oct 26, 2015

"Decision Day" 2015 is in the books, and Andy and Charles are here to recap all the craziness of Sunday, October 25, from Sporting KC's 2-1 victory the LA Galaxy, to the rest of the 2015 MLS Cup Playoffs field which is now set, and give their picks to advance all the way to MLS Cup.

Oct 21, 2015

Week 34 of the 2015 MLS season is on the horizon, and Andy and Charles are here to discuss #DecisionDay, the final day of the season. Playoff races in the East and West remain tight with playoff spots and positioning all up for grabs.

Oct 21, 2015

In today's episode, Andy and Charles discuss Sporting KC's 1-0 loss to the San Jose Earthquakes, preview the final week's games against the Colorado Rapids and LA Galaxy, project the Western Conference playoff places, and wonder whether a knockout round bye is really necessary to win MLS Cup 2015.

Oct 8, 2015

Week 31 of the 2015 MLS season is in the books, and Andy and Charles are here to discuss all the playoff races, which continue to get closer and closer as the season draws to a close.

Oct 7, 2015

In today's episode, Andy and Charles discuss Sporting KC's US Open Cup triumph over the Philadelphia Union and the 1-0 victory over the Portland Timbers 72 hours later, discuss what a "dynasty" in MLS means, and project their final resting place with three games left in the regular season.

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