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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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Apr 20, 2017

On today's MLS episode, Andy and Charles discuss Chicago Fire 3-0 New England Revolution (1:00), Orlando City SC 2-1 LA Galaxy (6:30), Vancouver Whitecaps 2-1 Seattle Sounders (12:00), unveil the latest set of MLS Live Power Rankings (18:00), and give some love to a handful of underrated players around the league (29:00).

Apr 20, 2017

On today's episode, Andy and Charles break down Sporting KC's 1-0 victory over Portland Timbers (5:00), another masterful defensive performance (13:30), impending "regression" (19:00), and preview the upcoming game against FC Dallas (34:00).

Apr 14, 2017

On today's MLS episode, Andy and Charles discuss a Game of the Year candidate, Toronto FC 2-2 Atlanta United (0:30), Chicago Fire 1-0 Columbus Crew SC (7:00), and Real Salt Lake's 3-0 victory over Vancouver Whitecaps in a blizzard (14:00).

Apr 14, 2017

On today's episode, Andy and Charles break down Sporting KC's 3-1 win over Colorado Rapids (5:30), the goal-scoring outbreak after four frustrating games (16:00), and preview the upcoming game against Portland Timbers (22:30).

Apr 6, 2017

On today's MLS episode, Andy and Charles praise Bastian Schweinsteiger for his stellar debut (1:00), and discuss Vancouver Whitecaps 4-2 LA Galaxy (9:00), the Kekuta Manneh-Tony Tchani trade (12:30), Jermaine Jones' crazy-man comments (17:00), and Cubo Torres' hat trick in Houston Dynamo 4-1 New York Red Bulls (27:00).

Apr 5, 2017

On today's episode, Andy and Charles break down Sporting KC's 0-0 draw with Toronto FC (4:00), the fact that Sebastian Giovinco was largely invisible (10:00), Dom Dwyer's continued struggles and lack of chances (13:00), and preview the upcoming game against Colorado Rapids (22:00).

Mar 29, 2017

On today's USMNT special, Andy and Charles quickly discuss the USMNT's 6-0 thrashing of Honduras which made soccer fun again. Topics include: Christian Pulisic (1:00), Clint Dempsey (10:30), and Michael Bradley (15:30).

Mar 29, 2017

On today's episode, Andy and Charles preview Sporting KC's upcoming game against Toronto FC, which includes discussion about the injured Sebastian Giovinco (5:30), national team players returning from international duty for both teams (14:30), and Sporting's fate as a "home" or "road" team in 2017 (21:30).

Mar 23, 2017

On today's MLS episode, Andy and Charles lament Chicago Fire signing Bastian Schweinsteiger (0:30), discuss Real Salt Lake firing Jeff Cassar (15:00), and break down Portland Timbers 4-2 Houston Dynamo (28:00) and FC Dallas 2-1 New England Revolution (34:00).

Mar 23, 2017

On today's episode, Andy and Charles break down Sporting KC's 2-1 win over San Jose Earthquakes (6:00), Jair Marrufo's vendetta against Dom Dwyer and Sporting KC (15:30), Jimmy Medranda's unsung contributions (26:30), the benefits of Graham Zusi at rightback (34:00), before a quick preview of USMNT vs. Honduras and Panama (39:30).

 

(SORRY FOR THE STRANGE CLICKING SOUND FROM 17:00 ONWARD)

Mar 17, 2017

On today's MLS episode, Andy and Charles fawn over shockingly fun teams early in the 2017 season, Houston Dynamo (1:30) and Chicago Fire (7:00), unveil some very early MLS Live Power Rankings (12:00), and all but bury Minnesota United's inaugural season after 180 minutes (16:30).

Mar 17, 2017

On today's episode, Andy and Charles break down Sporting KC's latest 0-0 draw, against FC Dallas (4:30), their scoring troubles versus defensive solidity (12:30), preview the upcoming game against San Jose Earthquakes (26:30), and discuss Roger Espinoza's perceived ineffectiveness through two games (42:00).

Mar 9, 2017

On today's MLS episode Andy and Charles discuss Atlanta United's MLS debut defeat to New York Red Bulls (0:30), Orlando City SC's stadium opening victory over New York City FC (10:00), and Minnesota United's debut obliteration at the hands of Portland Timbers (21:00).

Mar 9, 2017

On today's episode, Andy and Charles break down Sporting KC's season-opening draw with D.C. United (3:30), which featured promising debut performances from Gerso Fernandes (8:30) and Ilie Sanchez (15:30), as well as Graham Zusi looking like a right back (32:00), before previewing the upcoming game against FC Dallas (44:30).

Mar 2, 2017

In today's episode, Andy and Charles announce the brand new Talkin' Touches website is LIVE (0:00), discuss Sporting KC's final preseason game (7:00) and Dom Dwyer's injured foot and backup options (7:30), before previewing the game against D.C. United with a further discussion of Graham Zusi playing right back (23:30).

Mar 2, 2017

On today's MLS episode, Andy and Charles finish previewing the other 21 teams in MLS — five from the Western Conference that qualified for the 2016 playoffs: Real Salt Lake (0:30), Seattle Sounders (6:00), LA Galaxy (11:00), Colorado Rapids (16:00), and FC Dallas (21:00).

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).

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