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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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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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Sep 28, 2018

The MLS segment starts off the overdue departure of Carl Robinson (0:00) The MLS is being very THE MLS in its decision to eliminate a DP spot (15:03). 

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Sep 28, 2018

Charles has returned from his international call up. Andy and he start the showing looking back on Sporting's 2-0 loss to Philadelphia Union (2:13). Then they preview what has turned out to be a crucial match against Real Salt Lake on Sunday (26:00).

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Sep 20, 2018

LA Galaxy and Toronto FC played the most unbelievable not surprising game ever (1:15). D.C. United were unable to beat Bradly Wright-Phillips (10:33). Is it a three team race for the Supporters' Shield 15:00)?

Sep 20, 2018

Charles is an unexpected scratch from the starting XI this week. Andy and Producer Sean kick things off talking about Sporting's 5-1 drubbing of San Jose on Saturday (4:00). For the second game in a row the back up attacking line was good, and Andy and Sean break down each spot. Has Felipe Gutiérrez returned to his early season form (27:00)? Finally, a look ahead to the match with Philadelphia Union on Sunday (33:30). 

Sep 13, 2018

Andy and Charles kick off the Sporting KC portion of the show reviewing their thoughts on debutant Andreu Fontas (1:30). A loyal listener analyzed cross data over the last five years, and the duo broke down the findings (11:20). Then they look ahead to San Jose at the weekend (17:00). Finally, the crew discusses how to beat Sporting KC (23:30).

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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.

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Sep 12, 2018

MLS segment first this week. Andy and Charles start off bidding adieu to Sigi Schmid, maybe for the last time (2:32). D.C. United almost pulled off another Ben Olsen special against New York City FC (19:22). How worried should NYCFC be (27:00)?

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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).

Sep 6, 2018

The Fighting David Beckham's have a good crest, bad name, and no stadium...still (0:45). Real Salt Lake have scored six goals in back-to-back games. Does it matter that they did it against terrible defenses (9:56)? It appears NYCFC are worse without Patrick Vieira only have one win in their last seven (15:50).

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Sep 6, 2018

Andy and Charles look back on a weird 3-1 loss to Seattle (2:50). Did you get a new contract from Sporting this week? If not, then you are one of the only ones. The crew discuss what the contract extensions for Besler, Espinoza, Ilie and Zusi mean for the team's future (27:13). Finally, they look ahead to the matchup against Orlando City, and what the First XI will look like after the international call-ups (34:16).

 

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Sep 5, 2018

On today's episode, Andy sits down with Sporting KC assistant coach Kerry Zavagnin to talk about the team's tough month of July (2:30), how coaches deal with long losing streaks (10:00), Diego Rubio's breakout period (16:30), and the return of Krisztian Nemeth (26:00).

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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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