On today's show, the final one of 2017(!!!), Andy and Charles discuss Sporting KC's first major signing of the offseason, Yohan Croizet (13:00), the Saad Abdul-Salaam-for-Khiry Shelton trade (35:30) and the latest MLS expansion team being awarded to Nashville (46:00).
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On today's MLS episode, Andy, Charles and Mike (@Zavagtastic) discuss Toronto FC's MLS Cup victory over the Seattle Sounders (1:00), Michael Bradley's revenge (5:30), and some gigantic trades going down this offseason ALREADY as a result of all the new TAM (15:00).
On today's episode, Andy and Charles are joined by (unofficial) Sporting KC salary cap-ologist Mike McGrew (@Zavagtastic) to discuss the loss to Latif Blessing in the LAFC expansion draft (5:00), the likelihood that he's brought back to KC via trade (16:00), the $2.8 million of new Targeted Allocation Money coming to MLS (24:00), how SKC will/should use it this offseason (37:00), and the first signing-to-be of the winter, Yohan Croizet (1:02:30).
On today's MLS episode, Andy and Charles are actually a little bit excited(?!?!) for MLS Cup 2017, between Toronto FC and the Seattle Sounders, which they preview (0:30) and predict (16:30).
On today's episode, Andy and Charles quickly discuss Sporting KC's moves on Contract Deadline Day (5:00) and the big-time decisions facing them a year from now (11:00), before answering questions from listeners: free agent/re-entry draft targets (29:00), the need for signings at center back and left back (41:00), Roger Espinoza's importance to the team (52:00) the need for a marquee signing at forward (1:02:30), and the lack of players thus far produced by Swope Park Rangers (1:06:30).
On today's episode, Andy and Charles discuss the surprising rumor linking Sporting KC striker Diego Rubio with a possible move to Liga MX (3:00), the dark cloud which continues to hang over MLS (24:00), Columbus Crew SC 0-0 Toronto FC in the East (42:00), and Houston Dynamo 0-2 Seattle Sounders in the West (48:30).
On today's MLS episode, Andy and Charles discuss the ongoing relocation saga in Columbus (0:30), the league's mishandling of that and the expansion process (17:00), preview the East (32:00) and West finals (42:30), and discuss Caleb Porter leaving Portland (55:00).
On today's episode, Andy and Charles discuss the upcoming expansion draft and the decisions with which Sporting KC will be faced (4:30), and the offseason search for a new striker, as promised by Peter Vermes (34:30).
On today's VERY SPECIAL-EDITION episode, Andy sits down with Sporting KC captain (and author) Matt Besler to talk about his brand new book, "No Other Home" (3:30), his best and worst experiences at the 2014 World Cup (12:30), his decision to sign a new contract in KC rather than moving to Europe (19:00) the very serious and very scary concussion he suffered in 2016 (31:00), a challenging year with the USMNT and a familiar end with Sporting KC (40:00), and the boys settle a bit of beef that one of them didn't even know they were having (1:05:00).
On today's MLS episode, Andy and Charles discuss one listener's Middleman XI (2:00), do MLS a solid and try to fix their terrible playoff structure (9:00), discuss Anthony "Broke Boy" Precourt's intentions to relocate Crew SC from Columbus (19:30), and remind themselves the Western Conference is really bad… and boring (38:30).
Another season ends a month too soon… On today's episode, Andy and Charles discuss Sporting KC's season-ending 1-0 loss to the Houston Dynamo (3:00), their place in the "MLS hierarchy" throughout this decade (19:00), and balancing expectations with reality (46:00).
On today's MLS episode, Andy and Charles reveal their picks (1:30) for 2017 MVP, Newcomer of the Year, Defender of the Year, Goalkeeper of the Year, Coach of the Year, Rookie of the Year and Best XI, before giving their ironclad predictions for the 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs (52:00).
On today's episode, Andy and Charles discuss Sporting KC's 2-1 defeat to Real Salt Lake (5:00), the similarities/differences between this year's "collapse" and those of years past (22:30), the team's crippling failure to create scoring chances (28:00), and preview the knockout round game against the Houston Dynamo (42:00).
On today's episode, Andy and Charles discuss Sporting KC's frustrating, all-too-familiar 0-0 draw with the Houston Dynamo (1:30), a team suddenly in the midst of a four-game winless skid (33:00), and their likely fate as knockout-round fodder… again (37:00), and preview the Decision Day matchup against Real Salt Lake (40:00).
On today's MLS episode, Andy and Charles handpick the best- and worst-case playoff opponents for Sporting KC (1:00), debate which of SKC, Portland and Seattle most need the 2-seed in the West (15:30), ponder the possibility of someone in the East beating Toronto FC (21:00), and put into perspective the East's superiority over the West (28:30).
On today's episode, Andy and Charles discuss the USMNT being eliminated from 2018 World Cup contention (1:00), Sporting KC's 1-1 draw with Minnesota United (14:00), SKC's struggles to pick up wins on the road (22:30), and preview the upcoming home-and-away against the Houston Dynamo (37:30).
On today's episode, Andy and Charles discuss Sporting KC's 1-0 loss to the Vancouver Whitecaps (2:00), Diego Rubio's night full of struggles (5:00), the apparent lack of a Plan B (16:00), Benny Feilhaber's call-up to the USMNT (44:30), and preview the upcoming game against Minnesota United (48:00).
On today's MLS episode, Andy and Charles create some awesome (Gooch) and terrible (Andy) MLS bands thanks to a listener-submitted question (0:30), explain how/why #ACTUALLY Real Salt Lake are quite good now (5:30), and discuss an interesting (and fun!) tactical commonality shared by many of the league's in-form teams (20:30).
On today's episode, Andy and Charles discuss Sporting KC's 2-1 win over the LA Galaxy (2:00), before delivering the officially unofficial pre-MLS Cup Playoffs scouting report on Sporting KC — both the positive (20:00), and the potentially negative (36:30).
On today's episode, Andy and Charles talk about the fact that SPORTING KC JUST WON THE U.S. OPEN CUP and Peter Vermes is MLS royalty (1:30), the beauty that has become the Kansas City soccer community (3:30), the league's best defense (22:00), and the way the attack has rounded itself in Dom Dwyer's absence (45:00).
On today's episode, Andy and a very special guest host, Talkin' Touches alumnus and MLSsoccer.com senior editor Andrew Wiebe, preview the 2017 U.S. Open Cup final, between Sporting Kansas City and the New York Red Bulls. What more needs to be said?
On today's MLS episode, Andy and Charles try to talk themselves into anyone from the Western Conference — RSL, San Jose and Houston (2:00), Dallas (11:30), Portland, Seattle and Vancouver (19:00) — being able to challenge Toronto FC in MLS Cup.
On today's episode, Andy and Charles discuss Erik Palmer-Brown's free transfer to Manchester City (5:30), Sporting KC's loss to New York City FC and draw with Columbus Crew SC (28:30), and opine about the likelihood of a deep playoff run (47:30).
On today's episode, Andy and Charles preview Sporting KC's pair of upcoming games this week: New York City FC (5:30) and Columbus Crew SC (26:00).