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Aug 11, 2020

Sporting KC was eliminated by the Philadelphia Union in the MLS is Back Tournament. The big news though is that home games will begin again. And in Sporting KC's case they will resume with fans. Andy Edwards and Charles Gooch try to make sense of this decision. 

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Jul 28, 2020

Andy Edwards and Charles Gooch answer your questions about Sporting KC's 0-0 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps in the MLS is Back round of 16.

Jul 24, 2020

Sporting KC advance out of their group in the MLS is Back tournament. Andy Edwards and Charles Gooch break down SKC's last two group games, and look forward to the round of 16 game.

Jul 16, 2020

As good as Sporting KC looked the first half of their 2-1 loss to Minnesota United, they managed to look just as bad in the second half. Andy Edwards and Charles Gooch declare Alan Pulido SKC's best player. The midfield could be a problem. Shelton is playing some of his best soccer. Richard Sanchez is an MLS backup. Gooch has a pessimistic outlook for Sporting's next two games.

Jul 11, 2020

After four months and four days, Andy Edwards and Charles Gooch are back talking Sporting KC and the MLS is Back Tournament. They have thoughts. 

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Mar 8, 2020

Sporting Kansas City throttled Houston Dynamo 4-0. Andy Edwards and Charles Gooch debate if SKC are back or if they played the two worst teams (7:40)? Luis Martins has been standing out in the first two matches (17:04). Peter Vermes has a great plan for substitutions (20:52). Pulido and Kinda continue their great form (26:37).

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Mar 4, 2020

Week one is in the books. Andy Edwards and Charles Gooch look at the top stories coming out of the weekend.

Atlanta beat Nashville 2-1, but Josef Martinez is out for the year.

Minnesota beat Portland 3-1. MNU are good.

San Jose tied Toronto 2-2. 

Red Bulls edged Cincinnati  3-2. Both teams are terrible.

Champions Seattle beat Chicago 2-1. Jordan Morris for MVP?

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Mar 4, 2020

Sporting Kansas City beat the Vancouver Whitecaps 3-1 in their 2020 MLS opener. Andy Edwards and Charles Gooch look a the main storylines from the game and decide if they are a "thing" or not. 

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Feb 26, 2020

Get ready for First Kick with a look into Seattle Sounders, Portland Timbers and Minnesota United. In true Talkin' Touches fashion this was recorded minutes before finding out Jeremy Ebobisse signed an extension for the Timbers. 

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Feb 26, 2020

First Kick is less than a week away and Andy Edwards and Charles Gooch have some thoughts on the upcoming Sporting KC season. They say nice things and mean things about Luis Martins, Ilie, Salloi, Kinda, Busio, Lindsay, and Peter Vermes. Find out which was which. 

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Feb 19, 2020

Season previews continue in the MLS segment. Andy Edwards and Charles Gooch look at all the moves Atlanta United have made this offseason (1:10). Caleb Porter is making Portland Timbers East in Columbus (10:50). FC Cincinnati are without a coach 11 days before first kick (20:06). 

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Feb 19, 2020

Sporting KC finally had a game we could see with our eyes. Andy Edwards and Charles Gooch break down the 0-0 draw against Real Salt Lake (4:00). Gaiby Kinda was all over the place. Alan Pulido also brought a variety of things to the field. SKC has made another transfer since the last show. Winston Reid arrived on loan from West Ham making him the sixth center back (35:26).

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Feb 13, 2020

Andy Edwards and Charles Gooch start looking at other teams around the league. First up LAFC, and their trade of Walker Zimmerman to Nashville. Obviously, they had to talk LA Galaxy next. Javier Chichatrito Hern├índez is the newest Galaxy member. The last team this week is Montreal. With the departure of Ignacio Piatti this could be the last time Montreal is mentioned this year. 

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Feb 13, 2020

Andy Edwards and Charles Gooch are back after an offseason break of their own. A new collective bargaining agreement has been agreed to between the players and owners so the 2020 season will happen (6:00). The TT Crew talks about Sporting Kansas City's newest midfielder Gaiby Kinda (33:00). The segment finishes with a look a preseason boxscores.

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Feb 11, 2020

Former Kansas City Wizards defender Nick Garcia joins Andy to shed some light on the MLS Collective Bargaining Agreement and the work that goes into one of these deals. From his time as the Wizards' Players Association representative, to the salaries, per diems and relocation expenses that players received in the early 2000s, to his advice for today's players negotiating a new CBA, Nick peels back the curtain on a side of MLS that we know so very little about.

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Feb 7, 2020

Dan Karell (@DanielKarell) is one of Andy's colleagues at NBC Sports' ProSoccerTalk, but more importantly he is someone who has actually seen new Sporting KC midfielder Gadi Kinda play. Dan is full of insight on what kind of player Kinda is, how well he fits Peter Vermes' mold for his ideal midfielder, Kinda's rapid rise over the last 12 months, where he ranks in the pecking order for the Israeli national team, and which other clubs had recently been interested in Kinda.

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Feb 4, 2020

Former Kansas City Wizards defender Nick Garcia joins Andy to shed some light on the MLS Collective Bargaining Agreement. From his time as the Wizards' Players Association representative, to the salaries, per diems and relocation expenses that players received in the early 2000s, to his advice for today's players negotiating a new CBA, Nick peels back the curtain on a side of MLS that we know so very little about.

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Jan 31, 2020

This is a mailbag about Sporting KC as they kick off preseason 2020. We asked you to ask us questions. You asked us questions. We answered your questions. It wasn't supposed to be "that long," but it ended up being an hour.

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Jan 30, 2020

It's Day 4 of #CONTENT WEEK, Amadou Dia is the final guest of the week, and his story is an excellent one. He tells Andy all about his journey over the last five years, from getting drafted by Sporting KC, to being blindsided by the trade to Montreal, when he realized he had to grow up and start acting like a professional, dropping down to USL and Didier Drogba himself vouching for Dia to be signed to Phoenix Rising, and his advice to the next player who starts down the same path he was once on.

Friday: Mailbag

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Jan 29, 2020

#CONTENT WEEK, Day 3! Gerso Fernandes talks to Andy about making massive improvements since arriving in Kansas City in 2017, competing for playing time with a deep and talented attacking unit in 2020, the origin of his goal celebration dating back to when he played in Portugal, and a bright idea for his post-playing career.

Thursday: Amadou Dia
Friday: Mailbag

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Jan 28, 2020

It's day 2 of #CONTENT WEEK! Khiry Shelton talks to Andy about his opportunity to play in Germany starting from the moment the 2018 season ended, the tough decision to leave KC, his injury struggles while overseas and why he doesn't feel he got the chance to show the world what he can do, the easy decision to come back to KC, and whether or not he knew Alan Pulido would be signed (and announced) the very next day.

Wednesday: Gerso Fernandes
Thursday: Amadou Dia
Friday: Mailbag

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Jan 27, 2020

#CONTENT WEEK 2020 kicks off with Daniel Salloi talking to Andy about the struggles he endured in 2019, how his teammates kept his spirits high despite going 32 games without a goal, and what it's going to take to get back in the lineup (and score goals again) in 2020.

Tuesday: Khiry Shelton
Wednesday: Gerso Fernandes
Thursday: Amadou Dia
Friday: Mailbag

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Jan 21, 2020

On today's episode, Andy sits down with Sporting KC head coach Peter Vermes to talk about the club-record signing of Alan Pulido, SKC's new talent identification process (Talent Identification Directors), the importance of scouting a player's personality, and the challenges of building a team with CBA uncertainty hanging over everyone's head.

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Jan 15, 2020

Alan Pulido was officially introduced as part of Sporting Kansas City. Listen to quotes from the new striker and manager Peter Vermes. Andy Edwards and Charles Gooch give their reaction to Vermes' description of the team's Talent Identification Directors (8:24). It feels like Pulido could come right into a leadership role on the team (21:37). Vermes agrees that Pulido will be a 9.5 (29:25).

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Jan 6, 2020

Andy Edwards and Charles Gooch give their MLS player of the decade. Who was the most fun player from the last 10 years? What does expansion have to do with the CBA negotiations?

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