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Dec 18, 2019

Andy Edwards and Charles Gooch already talked about about what the Alan Pulido signing means for Sporting KC. Now they tap about how they are going to play him. It opens up a whole new world of tactics. 

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Dec 13, 2019

After paying a record transfer fee to Chivas de Guadalajara, Alan Pulido becomes Sporting Kansas City's newest striker. Andy Edwards and Charles Gooch talk about what that means for SKC. What will be harder for Pulido, living up to the transfer fee or fan expectations (19:28)? Is the trophy window open again for Sporting KC (29:46)? How good do SKC need Pulido to be (36:22)? How would the 2019 season have been different (41:57)?

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Nov 21, 2019

Andy Edwards and Charles Gooch open the show wondering if MLS even needs an expansion draft. Zlatan is moving on from MLS (9:59). Henry is returning to MLS (14:41). Darwin Quintero has been traded to Houston (30:30). The MLS All-Stars will have a new opponent in 2020 (36:47).

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Nov 21, 2019

Sporting KC lose Jimmy Medranda to Nashville in the MLS expansion draft. Andy Edwards and Charles Gooch talk about what that means along with the trade of Adrian Zendejas. 

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Nov 19, 2019

It's THE MLS expansion draft szn! The 2017 expansion draft could be a good predictor of the 2019 draft (2:04). The rules are arbitrary and hard to remember (7:42). Andy Edwards and Charles Gooch predict who Sporting Kansas City will protect (10:19). The final two spots are the hardest choices (28:13).

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Nov 13, 2019

Seattle Sounders beat Toronto FC to win MLS Cup 2019 (1:29). Andy Edwards and Charles Gooch give their options for MLS team of the decade (11:04). Finally, the moment you have all been waiting for. The 2019 Andrew Jacobson Middleman of the Year (14:12).

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Nov 13, 2019

On the free segment of Talkin' Touches, Andy Edwards and Charles Gooch run through the contract options Sporting Kansas City can pick up. The biggest is that of striker Kriztian Nemeth. 

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Nov 7, 2019

Andy Edwards and Charles Gooch open the envelope of MLS Cup predictions and see how wrong they were (5:08). THE MLS Cup starts at an inconvenient time (10:15). What will Seattle Sounders and Toronto FC need to do to win (18:32)? Finally, predictions (43:06).

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Oct 31, 2019

Andy Edwards and Charles Gooch open the show talking Seattle Sounders and Toronto FC. Both pulled the up set in their respective semifinals. Toronto beat Atlanta United 2-1 (8:44), and Seattle beat LAFC 3-1 (23:25). 

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Oct 23, 2019

MLS playoffs have finished, and the new format is good. Andy Edwards and Charles Gooch recap the wild weekend and look forward to the second round of games. 

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Oct 23, 2019

Last week, Sam McDowell sat down with Mike Illig. The two discussed some transfers that ended up not happening. Andy Edwards and Charles Gooch break down what Illig reveled and what that means for Sporting KC moving forward.

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Oct 8, 2019

The segments starts with wild speculation around Jürgen Klinsmann. Then Andy Edwards and Charles Gooch take a look at all the playoff matchups. 

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Oct 8, 2019

Andy Edwards and Charles Gooch spend as little time talking about SKC's 2019 finale as possible. It was bad. 

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Sep 30, 2019

Sporting KC drew their final 2019 home game 2-2 against Portland Timbers. Andy Edwards talked about what goals from Krisztián Németh (19:05) and Daniel Salloi (9:00) mean for each of them moving forward. Roger Espinoza set an MLS record (27:38).

 

 

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Sep 22, 2019

It was a strange one. Sporting KC fall to Colorado Rapids 3-2 and are eliminated from playoff contention. Andy Edwards and Charles Gooch scream into the void about substitutions and poor game management. 

 

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Sep 19, 2019

In this week's MLS segment, Andy Edwards and Charles Gooch list the strengths and weaknesses of all the playoff contenders. Portland and Seattle are indistinguishable. Bruce Arena has turned New England into a dark horse. No one wants to play DC United. Get ready for MLS Cup in a baseball stadium.

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Sep 19, 2019

Andy Edwards and Charles Gooch recap the the beatem down that was Sporting Kansas City's 7-2 loss to LA Galaxy (3:23). Ilie wasting asked to do too much and that left him out of position (11:00). Graham Smith was outmatched by Zlatan (15:35). There is just no plan in the attacking third.

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Sep 13, 2019

Charles Gooch is on an extended international break, so Producer Sean joins Andy Edwards to recap Sporting KC's 2-1 breakdown against Portland Timbers (3:03). Next they discuss Andy's article for The Athletic about how 6:29 could keep SKC out of the playoffs (14:45). They wrap up the show looking ahead to a truly must win game versus LA Galaxy.

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Sep 1, 2019

Sporting Kansas City beat Houston Dynamo 1-0 to get their third win a row. Andy Edwards and Charles Gooch discuss if this new style can work on the road (3:25). Ilie came off the bench for the third straight game (13:47). Is Graham Smith what this team has been looking for at center back (25:27)? Unfortunately, all the teams Sporting is chasing also won (32:10). 

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Aug 23, 2019

Andy Edwards and Charles Gooch break down Sporting KC's 1-0 win over Minnesota United (3:30). Despite a predictable attack Erik Hurtado gave SKC their second win in a row (6:01). Also for the second game in a row Ilie entered as a second half sub and spurred the offense (11:59). Graham Smith looked good as Ike Opara returned to KC (17:03). Salloi still hasn't scored, but he looks more confident (27:25).

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Aug 18, 2019

Sporting KC keep their season alive with a 2-1 win over the San Jose Earthquakes. Andy Edwards and Charles Gooch break down the come from behind win (2:58). SJ started strong, but ran out of gas (6:16). SKC came out of halftime looking like a different team (11:55). Sporting were able to get the win despite San Jose's unique man-marking system (19:33).

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Aug 15, 2019

The MLS segment is back, and again Andy Edwards and Charles Gooch are talking LAFC to open the show. Producer Sean throws some love to Philadelphia Union's Jim Curtain for Coach of the Year (9:00). San Jose  Earthquakes are fun to watch as well (12:58). Minnesota United are a sneaky good team (14:37). The show finishes with a discussion the stance by MLS against "political messages" from supporters (17:39). 

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Aug 15, 2019

Sporting KC fall 1-0 to Orlando City FC ending their Supporters' Shield hopes. Andy Edwards and Charles Gooch talk about the demise of the season (3:30). Peter Vermes put out a strange lineup, and it didn't work (9:00). SKC were clearly out of ideas and crossed the ball 28 times (18:30). It also didn't work.

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Aug 11, 2019

After a two week hiatus Andy Edwards and Charles Gooch are back. Sporting fall 2-1 to Real Salt Lake. Again it was a struggle for Andreu Fontas (7:00). Erik Hurtado couldn't follow up his good performance versus Seattle last week (15:00) What to do with Daniel Salloi (28:22)?

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Jul 27, 2019

Sporting KC falls 3-1 to NYC FC (2:49). Andy Edwards and Charles Gooch met up with some fans at Strange Days Brewery to watch the game. The defense was not good, despite the small field (4:27). There was a take quake (8:43).Benny Feilhaber had his worst game in a Sporting shirt (22:30). 

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