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24 - Andrew Romanowski and Lamborghini Club America

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46:33 min | 6 months ago

24 - Andrew Romanowski and Lamborghini Club America

"From commedia. This is cars stat matter? This is Robert Ross. And I'm here with an old friend and the President of Lamborghini Club America Andrew Romanowski Andrew Welcome to the show. Robert Thank you for having me on today. It's an honor to be part of your podcast. Well, it does seem like one of those things where you could literally spend hours and going deep into the minutia of Lamborghini, but I think this is really an opportunity to share, not just some Lamborghini tidbits, but acquaint them with what I consider to be one of the most dynamic and active clubs in the hallmark spectrum like I say LLC a Lamborghini Club America. America something kinda special. You've done an amazing job with it. Thank you Robert, I really appreciate that anti function of a few different things you know I, the Lamborghini Club. Although it's smaller, it has a very deep penetration into the market, so we have a high percentage of owners in America. Are Club members, and we have a large international group of members as well so that the club played isn't you know size of like the BMW claw, which has forty or fifty thousand members, and although they're very big organizations that do a lot of great things, and they're very successful. The percentage of members to owners is smaller than what we are, so we have several thousand club members in. There may only be fifteen twenty thousand lamborghinis in North America. Isn't that amazing? Well, you know. You're obviously no stranger to the World Lamborghini you're an owner, ear and enthusiast, and you're really the best friend of a lot of owners who need a connection. We'll talk about that a little later on because connections are what the Lamborghini Club is really about, but you mentioned that it's a smaller organization because they're frankly, aren't that many Lamborghinis to go around and boy talk about a a rare bird back in the sixties and seventies and early eighties, Lamborghinis were really something rare, and I guess the club goes back that far, doesn't it to like nine, hundred, seventy, five or something? Was it to your spot on Robert? The club was. was founded in nineteen, seventy five, so it's forty five years old now. WHO started the club? Was that Jim Hetty or was someone else? It was someone else so to be fair it a gentleman. The first real club president was a guy named Don. Tag Naughty Oh right done via the club leadership. It's a labor of law. There's no paycheck or anything like that. You're donating your time, but there are perks to it. You get to make connections make good friends. That's how you and I met for example and its connections that are otherwise impossible to make its right so especially taking on a role of responsibility in a club. You get to meet more people in interact with more facets of the brand. So that's what it's done for me. Boy! Isn't it a fact back in the Stone Age, so to speak of Lamborghini. The brand was a whole different animal than it is today prior Audi acquisition of the mark, and I guess by the time the Mercy Lago start at roller off the line in two thousand one and followed by the Jarkko. became a whole different of fish in a much more active group of drivers back in the seventies I mean Gosh. Yeah, hardly had a handful of car. Yeah, yeah, you hardly hit a handful of cars, and they're only a couple of dealers in the country. So what you had was a club that was founded for mostly technical resource. That's right. There really wasn't much of a social angle of the club back then it was primarily focused on having resources for buying selling and trading parts in knowing where to go to get service you know. Isn't that the truth? I remember talking with a fellow named Jack Robbins Jackie's yes course. Jack was the original west coast. Tech for Bob Estes. Estes who was the West? Coast Importer Jake Kaplan imported the cars into the east, coast and this is back in the beginning of Lamborghini when my old four hundred gt was imported, and your mirrors were coming into the country. We'll talk about those later. And Jack told me a story years and years ago. I guess he had flown over to Italy with Bob Esty to see, Ferruccio, tour the factory, and and basically begged and pleaded with Ferruccio, said please. Will you produce some service manuals for our mechanics? America and Ferruccio blew up and said if I wanted the cars to be fixed in America, I would make manuals. Owners supposed to send them back the factory when they need repair. Well. Can you imagine that shipping your mirror back to San Diego back? In nineteen seventy to get a new water pump put in right. Right Times were different. We'll speak at a times. When did you take over the club? Andrew so I, came to Lamborghini World Two thousand five, when I purchased the Abloh, and I immediately joined the club, and I found that the club was smaller than other clubs I belong to at the time for example I was a member of the Viper Club America. And you know the Viper. World is bigger than the Lamborghini worlds. So it was a little bit of a difference in culture, so I started to volunteer and help out and I I took over the Midwest region of the club, and then as Jim and Joan Hettie retired around two thousand eleven and two thousand twelve. We did a full transition and I took over the club completely well, you've certainly put insurmountable amount of work into it and achieved some really great thing. Since obviously, the mark has changed. The club has changed, but. But what I like about the clubs, there's really room for everyone old cars and new cars. This is what makes it exciting. Yeah, there certainly is and what's important about that is that we are all Lamborghini owners, and it is one of the core values of the club that we are inclusive to old owners and new owners is some of the vintage Lamborghini? Owners don't like the new car. Some of the new cars just don't know anything about the older cars. So having that diversity in club creates a lot of opportunities for education inexperience for cars that you haven't experienced before subsequently can we've had a lot of club members transition back and forth from one to the other or add another to their collection. I wanted to ask you about that. Because that to me is what's fascinating. Somebody goes out. They buy a brand, new hurricane or or vintage. Or Whatnot we'll talk about some of the new cars later on in this conversation, but what amazes me is that someone might not really be aware of the fact that Lamborghini made cars back into the sixties. I know when I've shown. My old four hundred I've had people. Marvel's you mean that's elaborate. Gainey I didn't know they were that. Old People assume that they sort of like the birth of Venus Sprang from a clam shell as a fully formed coon. Tosh and there was really nothing before that. That, but in fact there are old Lamborghinis, and those points of history are what make the mark so absolutely fascinating when people start to learn about those cars. Yeah, it's interesting that you bring that up when I joined the Lamborghini ownership community something that I found was that almost every owner new the entire model range and in addition to knowing the model range. They knew a bit about the brand. They knew who fruit show Lamborghini was. They knew that he was a farmer and built farm equipment. and. They also knew Valentino. Balboni is retired famous test driver and they knew a lot about the culture and the things that go along with Lamborghini now. You have a lot of modern owners, which is important to the sustainability of the brand in the club, and it represents an important milestone for growth to the brand bud. These owners are sometimes making a less emotional decision when they're buying the car. They're buying a car. Maybe because of the performance numbers or the design is the influence of the Lamborghini Brian. History or the culture is. Absent or unknown to a lot of new car buyers, so that's one thing that the club is noticed, and we've been working to help to educate the new Lamborghini buyer on what the brand is about, and that starts to preach what we believe. It's to pull them into the community to help make them at a loyal part of it, so they continue to be a Lamborghini owner, and if they're doing a two or three year lease, they don't leave for another brand well. Isn't that absolutely true? Because the more you appreciate, the history and really the magic. Magic of the mark, the more you come to realize that there's nothing quite like Lamborghini. The fact is really Lamborghini started as a unique vision with a V, twelve engine that nobody else had to in every way outperform outdistance the Ferraris of the era Lamborghini is always sort of stood for that kind of stake in the ground, upping the ante, really trying to chart their own course and build a better car. There really is a sole. Lamborghini it's absolutely a unique talion soul automobile, Lamborghini America's does a lot to support your club and its own is. More engaged now than they've ever been before in your club, itself has a number of chapters. Tell us how it's organized. We have some regional directors in different areas. For example we have two regions in Texas. We have in south the Houston region in the roar, the Dallas region in likewise in California. We have so cal and Enor- cal region. We've Kinda split the State House and you know there are not enough owners to have. You know like a small regional clubs like you know ten of them in California Short, but we've been successful with owners who were enthusiastic about the brain, and they are a club member to lead the way and helped organize events, but more importantly energize with the dealers to participate Nara. Vets, because you know that's easier. Dealer has coming up. Let's rally the troops and go have a great time with the dealer. Talk about how you and the factory get along. Yeah, so it's something that the factory or the brand matured ahead of the club. Did the company really matured with the purchase by outy around nine, hundred, Ninety eight? And the brand started to grow very quickly. The introduction of two new models as you mentioned with the Marsili Guy Ardo and the club was due to mature in so as the brain was maturing, the club started to mature to in to mature meaning. Do more things than just provide a little bit of soul, show atmosphere and help with spare parts or service or things like that. We started to celebrate the fact that there are so many facets of the brand you can enjoy. We talked about the vintage experienced. The motorcar experience will also have super fail. Now you can go watch a super fail race and experience the motor sport part of Lamborghini. That's right. Su. There are a lot of different facets of the brand. The are not apparent to somebody that is just coming to the brand. So the the club made sure with rising to what the brand is with her vet Monterey doing events like we have the Dubai and really celebrate the experienced at the brand is all about, but with regard to the relationship with the factories since the inception of the club, the brand in the club has been very close, but over the past ten years that has become a more important synergy where we've done a lot of things to support each other, and the future looks brighter and brighter for our cooperation with each other. We continue to do more I. I think that's fantastic, because it gives a lot of assurance to owners to to know that both the factory and local enthusiast groups who sort of working in tandem to support one another he, of course and something important also to recognize about the brand. Is that you'll lamborghini executives attend a lot of Lamborghini events that's right as an owner and club member attending event. You have access to the decision makers. The executives car designers that you would not otherwise have with other car brands. The executives Lamborghini have made it a priority, not only because it's right thing to do, but because they enjoy it interacting with owners and knowing who their customers are and spending time having fun with them. So that is a very notable privilege of being Lamborghini owner having access to the people at the company that's right, and obviously we're all hoping to be able to have a great time in the not too distant future when things get back to whatever normal is in the meantime, the good news is we can continue to drive our cars and continue to enjoy the camaraderie and some of the conversations. I know you're doing a series of. Of Video Casts Right now your club members. Yeah, that's correct. That's something that our marketing director joy. Luke came up with. It was an interesting idea. What can we do during this time? Whereas the pandemic social distancing people not getting out being as social in person, how can we connect with owners and share the ownership experience with owners, not owners. You just go to the Lamborghini Club. America Youtube. Channel or the Lamborghini Club, America facebook page. We're going to take a quick break and we'll be right back. If. You're like us. You're looking for a way to make stay at home a little more special well. We're GONNA. Let you in on our secret. Join Rob Vices to get luxury cocktail kits, toys, tools, tech, and other incredible items delivered straight to your home on a monthly basis. The value is incredible. Your first box is going to be a four hundred dollar to kill a curation, and you can sign up for as little as ninety nine bucks a month. Use The code podcast, and you'll save an extra fifty bucks. Sign up so head to ROB VICES DOT COM to bring exciting experiences safely to your door. Remember use the code podcast and go to Ro bb V, I C E S Dot Com. We're back with AS Roma Belsky. So Andrew. I know that we probably crossed paths at the teeth anniversary of the mirror. Yeah, event and again a great historical milestone for that particular model car that I know is very near and dear to you. You've owned a lot of lamborghinis. You mentioned your Dr. Blow, and your immersing Lago and I think you probably had a guy in there somewhere, too. Yeah, I currently own a two thousand ten Well Andrew. You're being pretty CAGY, too because. These new models, but there's also an older Lamborghini that tugs at your heartstrings. You were actually kind enough to loan. One two little endeavor and we had a event one of the last of the Detroit auto shows what a Beautiful Mirror that is! What got you into? The mirrors other than the fact that there may be the most beautiful car in the world, so it's interesting that you ask back in two thousand eleven or two thousand twelve. A club member contacted me. And, he was gentlemen from Pennsylvania. He had owned this seventy-one Bureau since nineteen seventy two. Wow, that's just about as close to original owner. Yeah, he bought it from the original owner who had it maybe not even a year. He imported the car through a dealer on the East Coast. The car was not running at the time. It had not run in ten years and the mirror market, even though the. The Muros, a very well respected car. The Mirror market was not as hot as it is now right so he he put the word out on the car. He had contacted a number of different people in the community like Jacker del Jack, put it on his finished Lamborghini group chat and nobody bid on the car, so he had called me and he said Hey Andrew I see from the Club magazine. Magazine that you have in Orange Mercy Lago. Would you be interested in owning a second orange, Lamborghini, and I said Yeah, you know I I'd be interested. He said well. You know I've been trying to sell my bureau as you know. Why don't you come out here and take a look at it? And I quickly replied I wasn't really on the market for a vintage car or even a mirror because. Because I didn't know much about the bureau the time, so he kept the pressure on in. He kind of talked me into it. He wanted the car to go to somebody that would celebrate the car within the community and not cheaply past car around from owner to owner or dealer, the dealer or through a bunch of different auctions or anything like that in his heart, he wanted to go tournament. Hopefully carry the ownership of the car as long as he had. Isn't that great boy? It sounds like, did you? Do me a favor, but you know what it worked for both of us because I took the car from him, and I immediately took to Evans Auto in Columbus Ohio. They got the car running for me Georgia. Evans Yeah. George Evans, you know. He's a fellow Lamborghini odor and runs a repair shop in Columbus Ohio he does a huge volume of tash job lows, but he also works on Miras. He sure knows his stuff and boys on just about every Lamborghini. Yeah he's got quite a collection there and you know. The car ended up being parked because The starter gear was struck down the car. So George got that repaired. Carefully turn the NGO rafter lubricating everything and the car fired up and it was. And so George is like okay. You want me to bring the car back up to you and I'm like you know I came down I drove it. I enjoyed it I said well. Let's do this and he got that Don. Let's do this and before I knew it turned into a full restoration. They have a way of doing that, don't they? It's hard to stop because once you refurbish or restore area of the car or even if you do the worst area, the car the area next to it doesn't look as good anymore. You fall into it easy. Yes, you do and the good news of course is that car is worth restoring because they have such a desirable place in the collector car pantheon that there aren't enough of them to go around. That's true. True that's true. And it worked out for me. Because I bought the car in two thousand eleven and two thousand twelve, and as we mentioned two thousand sixteen. The fiftieth anniversary of the Muira so I had the restoration complete by then, and I was able to get accepted to the Pebble Beach Concourse. They did a class celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the MIRA. Remember I was lucky enough to earn third place in the class and crossed the ramp at Pebble Beach. So each was pm. At the do that's fantastic. That is truly fantastic. Thank you, what a great car! It's only fitting that the president will Lamborghini Club America should have the crowning achievement of early Lamborghinis. What a great thing! I know that you had a chance to meet both for Sol again any and Mississauga Laura I guess at the Fiftieth Anniversary Reunion Yeah. Yes, stands on who passed away to long ago really a Trifecta of brilliance there without whom the brand just couldn't have been. What it ultimately became wasn't just Ferruccio Lamborghini that made the brand gray he had. That's true and you bring up. Up You know some very important players. Another one was Bob Wallace. Not only was he test driver, but he was A. You know a test engineer as well. That's absolutely true. You look at some of the field notes and things from the original bill cheats, and you'll see the BOB is calling out all kinds of things that need to be fixed. Everything from door hinges. That are rattling to real substantive remarks and comments about engine, performance and drive train. Sea mentioned Marcello Gandini. I had the unique opportunity to visit him at. At his home a few years ago and did an interview with him. which is something that is very rare. We did a video interview and we also took notes, and we publish the entire interview in the Lamborghini Club America. Magazine La Vida Lamborghini a couple years ago. You tell us about this interview. Yes, the interview it was very interesting. Meeting Marcello Gandini I expected a flamboyant out there allowed sure something that really strained extreme design in his character, and he's the most modest man in the world is the most modest man I can't. Can't say it more accurately. A quiet man, not too many words. He does not speak English, so I was speaking to him through his daughter, who was working as an interpreter for US Valentino. Balboni was there also to help translate. We sat down for it was well over an hour, and we talked about his experience Lamborghini. He told me about some of the more interesting experiences he had with the brand, but we also talked a lot about how the design of the different cars that he did for Lamborghini while working at Bertone. And you and I agree that the Muira is one of the most beautiful postwar cars ever created however went speaking Marcello. He was for sure proud of his hard work. With the MIRA of course I cannot speak for him, but my interpretation from the interview was he was no more or less proud of the mirror that he was saying the bottom you know. Know he was equally proud of all of his designs. In as he explained to me, each of the designs had its features that came out is heated, vision him and flaws in the design, a threat and I stopped him and I couldn't believe what he said next after I asked him will. which of your design had flaws, and he said well all of them. And I said including the MIRA any smiled, and he said especially the bureau and I said what was the flaw in the design and he kind of gave me a look like. It was obvious and I didn't recognize that he was surprised that I didn't know what the flaw in the design was, so he pointed over to a picture. There was a perfect front on shot of the car and he's like. Take a look at that picture and tell me what think, so. My simple explanation was the most beautiful car I've ever seen and I think he was expecting me to know what he was talking about. And the disappointing part of the designed for him was the width of the tires and wheels. Eight. He explained to me that design he had envisioned had wider tires. Any said at the time that was the whitest higher you could buy for a passenger car. and. He said it really bothered him. Minutes still bothers him to this day. He was certainly light years ahead because today. Of course, it's all about filling out those wheel wells and getting larger wheel as possible underneath that car I mean really was just. He was just full of brilliant brilliant ideas, and what's amazing is he didn't do that with modern technology like a computer. That's right. Right where you could play with different designs and quickly move things around. He was doing this on drafting board with a pencil ruler in an eraser. That's right and he was in his early twenties. They all were in their early twenty S. I guess between Wallace stands on the Laura and John Dini. You put them all together and they weren't more than one hundred ten years old. True, Fruit yourself was only in his mid forties. He started his company. I guess yeah, well. You know and you talked about your interview with Marcel Again Dini in La Vida I want to tell you how much I enjoy the magazine. Of course, a member of the club I wouldn't have it any other way I believe that a VIP membership is the only way to fly, because at naughtily supports your own station, but it gets me a nifty carbon fibre membership card I think I've got a stack of them here over the years i. I collect them all, but I also collect ear magazine, and that comes with VIP membership, and what a great magazine it is I know what it takes to put out a magazine in my hat's off to you for being able to publish such professional professional product `La Vida is just fantastic comes out twice a year. Is that right? Yeah, we come out with an issue for the spring summer. And then we do one for the fall, and each issue is one hundred pages in it covers. What's going on in the community and Canada? UPDATES people on the latest news as well as provides some historical content to help educate people and show them what the brand was about years ago to keep the entire experience relevant to everyone. That's what I really like about it. You look through the magazine inning. See not just new cars, but some fantastic historical examples both photograph today, and also occasionally some great historic images that shine a light on the past. Thank you, it's a collaboration. I worked with a small team to put the magazine together, but the most important. Important Element of the magazine is the content comes from all over. We get a lot of different owners mostly in America that submit articles and content and photos, but we also have club members from around the World Ismay things going on in their part of the world that's interesting and educating for people to read about especially the club members we have in Europe than being closer to the factory. They can attend more factory events do more celebrations. It's something Nice. That helps to heap everybody in sync with what's going on. On with Lamborghini community. Will you know before those lockdown Andrew? You actually had a pretty far reach too I. Know the Lamborghini Club. America has done some really interesting world events. Talk About Your Dubai event that yeah, that's an interesting event that you bring up. I mentioned her name before Joy Lou she is our marketing and events lead for the club. She engineers in is kind of the architect of the bigger events. We do with her being a marketing professional something that she's always thinking forward on is what's next for. For the club, or what should the club be doing? So? She does surveys every now, and then and a couple of years ago. She did a survey for International Club of that. There are a number of different locations that came up to buy was one of the top, and so she started designing a Dubai experience for Lamborghini owners, and so we went there, and we had almost forty people that went with us, so it was a a sizable group. We did this back in early November of two thousand nineteen. At one of the best hotels there we had, we went to the version rob. We went to the Burj Khalifah. We hit all of the check boxes for everything you need to do in Dubai. And then we had two days where we rented. Lamborghinis for the group, and we did lab drive. We went up to the highest peak in elevations in the UAE and we did what hang a drive in the roads. There were absolutely phenomenal glass. Move just wonderful. Yeah, they are inside the city. It seems like have a traffic camera every hundred meters. But. Once. You get outside of the city. It's a lot more friendly to a little bit more spirited driving. The experience was amazing. You'll for multiple reasons to a lot of owners from that area joined us for dries, and for a big dinner that we did get to speak with owners from different parts of the world that you normally don't engage with how many Lamborghini odors from the Middle East. If you met before exactly the zero zero in before this trip I. Hadn't you know met any either? Really Neat to see how people interpret the Lamborghini experienced the same way that we do here. That's really interesting. It's funny that to certain brands just have an almost worldwide appeal, and even though people embrace them a little differently, they pull at the heartstrings in exactly the same way. Yeah, talking about the brand Andrew clearly. Lamborghini is a place today where they become a major player in the world of luxury exotics, and like so many luxury car brands. They've embraced the SUV as a way of not staying in business, but expanding their reach. What do you think of the new Urus and how do you think that's going to affect not just the brand? Brand, but maybe get invited into your club to sit good question Robert, and it's something that a lot of people have asked me my initial hope for the Uris before it came out, was that it would feature the same V ten as the hurricane like the l. m. did taking its engine from the coon Tosh. That's right at Big v twelve of that thing. Yeah, so I was a little disappointed when it was announced that it was going to have a V. Eight, and I got drive the car and I experienced that it has all of the power and more that it eats, and then some of my friends start buying the Uris. And more, my friend start buying uruses and then I realized that is much as this car is being driven and the answer, the call of duty with the performance of the engine that. made the appropriate choice for the engine of the car. Fuel economy reasons, maintainability things like that. It didn't need to have a monster power plant like the Hurricana where the events door. That's what I was imagining in. My head is something that was limited production like the L. am, but that wasn't the purpose of the car or really the need of the car I understand that the purpose of the car is not just to expand the reach of Lamborghini into new markets, but was a way of allowing. Allowing them to keep fairly limited production of sports cars in other words, if they can subsume half or more of their production into the SUV arena, Pres pick a number four thousand six thousand units a year. It means that they can continue to make just about four sports cars at never get bigger that because I think one of the things that's really exciting about Lamborghini and makes it special is that people know they're always going to be rare Lamborghini? Sports cars always going to be a rare thing. The. Factories not going to ramp up production, and produced six or eight or ten thousand. Just because they can, so I think in a lot of ways. We have to take our hats off to the euros because it lets lamborghini stay in the business of making sports cars, and yet it lets them stay in business. Yeah, that's true and sustainability for businesses, of course, the most important thing because without products like the year as we would not have currently existing brandon talk about. Support from the factory like we need. That's right, but to answer your question. was that a lot of us live and parts of the country where the Lamborghini experience is only seasonable. It never snows in Michigan. Robert. It was snowing when I loaded the mirror to take it to the troy auto show. It's actually seen snow before. But you know. I've seen a lot of my Lamborghini. Friends who have bought a Urus, they're. They're driving them year round, so they're really getting to embrace the experience more than they ever have before. It's true and let's make no mistake that is and I've driven all hugh vs everything from the Rolls Royce to the bentleys and everybody in between, and every one of those brands has its allure, but. But when it comes to performance when it comes to actually you talk about Dna Dad Lamborghini Urus is like nothing else on the planet like no other SUV. The I agree. The first time I had the opportunity to drive on a couple years ago was I was at the factory, and I was given the privilege to drive one I expected something extreme, but I had no idea to what extent. and. The uris exceeded all expectations in many ways. You'll foreign SUV. It's the fastest stop speed. 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The End, the topic of giving advice to owners like to add something else the importance of getting up pre purchase inspection before you buy Lamborghini. If you're buying a modern model. Getting a pre purchase inspection by a dealer is absolutely priceless. It doesn't matter what the dealer charges. It is absolutely worth it and then with a VINCIS Lamborghini. Seeking out someone that owns one of those models. It's been with the brand like yourself with a forerunner gt or going to shop like Evans Automotive or somebody else. That knows the cars that is absolutely invaluable to help you understand what you are by. That's true. Yeah, it's GonNa. Set You. You on a path of having a successful and enjoyable ownership experience. Because you know what you bought, or you know what you should be by an, you know what to expect you a lot of times people go into this, not really understanding what the so-called animal three is gonNa be truly says hey, it'd be really nice to have a pot bellied pig with you realize when they're little, but man they do get big on you and sometimes these lamborghinis can get big on. On to, if you're not anticipating the complicated aspects of care and feeding of some of the older cars, another point of advice that with by Rolls, a claw by see the good, the bad, the ugly is far as the ownership experience. We touched on one. The other is the insurance company that you choose to ensure your car who could point although most insurance companies will ensure Lamborghini different insurance companies have different features about them. That could make it really difficult for you to. To recover the value of your car. If you have a loss cuts very good point, you want an agreed value insurance policy absolutely, and if you talked fellow club members, you can find out. Hey, what was it like you? You made it a claim. What this company did you door Ding or did something happen? And it's very important to understand the way you're taking care of your car, and that includes disservice. Shot that you go to the insurance you're paying for and the. The gasoline you're putting in your car every decision you make for your car's Port Robert, water, some of the other things that wrong or wrong assumptions they have about the brand I, think when it comes to the older cars. They assume that cars are just like owning any old domestic car in the problem is they're not because hearts. Availability is definitely an important consideration. Sometimes, they just aren't thick on the ground. The other challenges in restoring an older car, having restored mine and And gone through that process over the course of almost a decade and a half. It's clear that there are no manuals and no textbooks on what constitutes an accurate and precise restoration, and it really requires a lot of detective work, Porsche owners and Mercedes owners and BMW owners have it easy because there were so many cars made, and there's so much documentation they can go back and actually understand exactly what the correct parts and techniques and procedures were when these cars were put. Put together brands like Mercedes Benz. Even reproduced ran new components for their old cards. Unfortunately Lamborghini is not among them. There just weren't enough cars made so if you're trying to bring old Iraq Oh, back to life, or if you're trying to do some work on one of the cars from the sixties or early seventies, chances are you're gonNA come up against some real challenges when it comes to finding or fabricating parts, you make a lot of good points, Robert but just keep. Keep in mind I. Don't think it should scary buddy away from the experience, but it is inexperienced. That requires more of a hands on involvement in a restoration or repair and to me it makes you closer with your car, and it makes you enjoy the brand even more, and it makes you more proud to own it. I completely agree. There's nothing like getting in there and actually trying to pull some brake boosters out of a pass end of a Lamborghini four hundred GT. and. Or maybe the fuel tanks out of an old three fifty. That's a that's a good luck with that. Yeah, good luck with that in the so Robert S A lot of questions, so do you mind if I ask a couple of questions? I, don't think I've ever asked you before. Could Heaven Time Defense Team the delighted, honored and delighted. What did you I experienced Lamborghini brand? You I mentioned that I became an owner in two thousand five. I had had some other touch points which I could talk about a little later. But what did you first come in contact with the brand? While that's ancient history, actually I remember my first introduction. Lamborghini was slowing down to the St Zipper Porsche Lamborghini. Dealership on Wilshire, Boulevard, my dad had a nine twelve in. We went in there and get some work done, and on the floor was a mirror and I had never seen anything like that in my life off. Off Guys, this was one of the earliest. It was probably sixty eight or sixty nine right when the car was absolutely Brando's a p. four hundred hand on the lot outdoors or some of the used cars. I remember there was a to seventy five GDP. And there was a four hundred gt Lau, and that four hundred T., when I saw that I said to myself that as the most incredible car in the world, and the got a picture of myself leaning up against two. Oh my gosh with a little brownie camera. Was All of twelve years old. And that's when it started for me. Andrew and of course followed neighboring any throughout the ensuing years, and came close to buying one here and there, but never really had the time or resources to pursue the care and feeding of such a special machine, equally enamoured of many of the cars that followed certainly the early generation coup tushes where the car that probably saw more posters on the bedroom walls than any car in history I was a little older by then so for me, it was not on the bedroom wall, but I still have a fondness for the early coon Tushes as well. You know you sort of decide what means something to you early on? Something that's very important to me and most Lamborghini owners are very respectful of young people in very inviting, but to just reinforce that anytime you run into a young person or somebody that's interested in your Lamborghini. Take a few minutes to talk with them and tell them a little bit about the brand. Because you never know, they could be buying your car from you in the future, you know it's really true Andrew I remember going to local concord probably about six or seven years ago, and there are some young guy who absolutely was in love with my car. just kind of hung around, and he's looking. I could tell it was something really special. It was rather timid. Strike up a conversation so I made it easy form I ended up giving him a ride home. Of course, he thought he died and gone. but you know it sort of made the difference. I thought well Gosh. This might actually be a game changer for this person. You know to extent that you'll get a taste of an old lamborghini that. Would never have a chance to experience. It's protecting the future of these cars by keeping young people interested because they're going to keep the brand alive in the future of course now, a younger collectors looking at cars that they can afford cars made in the eighties, and even the nineties, which is a way of saying I never thought by Guy Ardo or he Ouaga with the classic Lamborghini, but it's just a matter. Matter of time actually give me a last year Alaga with a cue ball shifter. That's one brute beasts, and maybe one of the last analogue lamborghinis. What do you think you'd never know I mean they might come out with some kind of attribute in the future like porsches done. Probably not I don't think it's going to happen. I think that was the last manual gearbox cars for Lamborghini in my opinion or my. My estimation I think you're probably right, but you know you think about social media in all the talk about remaining relevant. That applies to exactly what we're talking about now with everything that Lamborghini is doing. They are remaining relevant in all aspects of ownership, motorsport, vintage cars, modern cars, and that is protecting the future the brand new, so it doesn't fall out of view like some of these other brands use mentioned by. By taking a role in motor sport, not just a role, but actually a winning position has helped Lamborghini immeasurably terms of filling a worldwide audience of enthusiasts of course of course landry I like to surprise all my guests and ask them that question if you had a genie in a bottle and the genie popped out and said that you can have any three cars that your imagination desires. What would they be Andrew? My first one would be an LP four hundred periscope tash. That was the first Lamborghini that I ever had real contact with that I. I got to sit in and actually touch. Your experience was around twelve years old. This was about ten or eleven years old for me. That's a great first choice. What about two more, so the second car? Although the value isn't as high as some of the cars we've been talking about is a ninety three. Cobra Mustang when I was in high school. That was the hottest car you could imagine and the Mustang gt at the time I believe had about two hundred and twenty horsepower. The Cobra Mustang, which came in black, red or -til had two hundred and forty five horsepower in I remember going up the Ford dealer. Just a look at one, and there was a sign in the window. It said no test drives. You could only go for a ride in with the sales manager due to the high horsepower. This was two hundred forty five dollars. Okay. Great now your front wheel drive cars. That would blow that thing away. That's right. What a great story! Yeah, but net time! It was the ultimate car for me. It was still kind of within my reach. I had a few year old Mustang GT, which I referred to his arresting because I live in Michigan, and it was pretty rusted out, but you know that was kind of imaginable, but not within my reach choice to be the ninety three. Cobra, Mustang maybe even the GT version. That's great. The third car I would have to go back and. Thank but I would keep it at Ford, and it would be an original Ford gt get no argument there. That was a real piece of work. Yeah, laughter, seeing the recent movie on it. It kind of reinforces how relevant that car is and I know that you were friends with some people that were involved in that car carroll shelby you. And at the Amelia Island concours this year, which was like two weeks before the pandemic hit this short story, a habits just to show you the importance that that you should ever expect anything out of being nice to strangers, but we were in the restaurant there at the Amelia island the Ritz Carlton. Hotel and there's a gentleman looking for somewhere to sit for lunch. They weren't seating single. So he was kind of stock, we had an extra cheer at the table and a friend and I invited him to sit down. It's gentleman sat down. We got to talk any fit right in with us. We parted ways in ICM out on the Scholefield two hours later next to a four GT forty. So I strike up some conversation with them. And I'm like. Wow, you gravitated to the same place on the field I did and he's like well. I've been here all day. I said Oh. You're you're the caretaker for the car? And he said Yeah Yeah. I'm the caretaker car. I'm also. Bills for it, what a great story! What a great story! If you can believe it, I was asking all kinds of questions about the car. Like a true kid, absolutely enthused about the car. He opened the door. Let me sit in a car. Isn't that a great? Thanks for sharing that? Andrew, this is a great conversation and I really appreciate your spending time with us from Michigan and I look forward to senior next year, Andrew in person on the show fielder, an event and having a little fun with our lamborghinis. When the things returned to normal, he sounds good Robert, and as always flit stay in contact and keep pushing forward to do everything we can for the lybrand. Thanks to Andrew Romanowski President of Lamborghini Club America for joining us today on cars the matter. Come back time as we continue to talk about the passions, drivers and the passions we drive. This episode of cars of Atarot was hosted by Robert Ross produced by Chris Porter edited by Chris Border. Celeste an Eric Dick Additional music and sound by Chris. Porter please like subscribe and share this podcast. Robert Ross thanks for listening. Hurt comb media. Media for your mind.

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How Social Unites 4300 Clubs to Support One Great Cause

Social Pros Podcast

49:47 min | 7 months ago

How Social Unites 4300 Clubs to Support One Great Cause

"I've just seen. US really come together an know to really make it more succinct. We have established more cross. Functional Calls Together Update Together. We have pulled in talent where they may have otherwise be working on a partnership activation or working on another project. everyone has been jumping in. It's been all hands on deck to make sure that we get clubs what they need and get them the resources to really survive during this time. Hey everybody welcome to these social pros podcast. My Name Is Anna Harare with convincing convert with the always amazing Adam Brown Adam our guest. Today is so so amazing I I. Feel inspired after talking to her. I feel like everybody else is going to be inspired to in not just because the organization she is with. Amazing, but because she's amazing and also the efforts that they're doing are pretty. Unbelievably, relevant for right now regardless of what industry you work in in our guest, today is Tiffany rivers, social media manager of boys and girls clubs of America and Adam. You Youtube actually have a really interesting connection as well we do we do. We just heard tiffany on a talk a little bit about how she works inside of our boys and Girls Club America with over four thousand. Different locations around around the country, and how each of these have their own leadership in their own CEO in their own teams. She at center in Atlanta, which is kind of the connection on because I lived in Atlanta for for about fifteen years. She works with all of them in the success that they have especially during the covid situation. Is Pretty spectacular, but but what I really got out of this, not only the great insights on how she's using social social how they're dealing with with covid is just her enthusiasm, her poise, and and just the infectiousness of her optimism, for for the good works, that boys and girls clubs of America. Do you each and every day? Yeah, I agree. She has some amazing, amazing insight and advice for everybody and especially Adam as. As, you had mentioned how she's really helping to pull the efforts. Together of those thousands of clubs during especially difficult time with Kobe. And just how everybody is really learning how to tell that same story in unison, and just how powerful that can be so I think that we should let her tell the story for herself and so let's hear from Tiffany rivers, social media manager at boys and girls clubs of America. Tiffany rivers social media manager for boys and girls, clubs of America Atlantan and just amazing, digital communicator and marketer. It is so great to have you on social pros. And happy be here. We are happy you are here and and as we were just talking before before we hit the record button here on. The boys and girls. Club organization is such a storied and historic amazing organization that does real work helping young people across across our country. In all sorts of different ways, but what really fascinates me Tiffany is how you're using social media because I look at your organization in obviously you know at a heck of a lot better than I do, but you've got competent awareness or advocate, side of of the need to inform people about what you're doing. You're got fundraising. You've got actually finding kids. Young people that need that need assistance would be great participants in the club, and then all the other volunteers in education awareness that you have to do. How do you kind of reconcile all this kind of wherever you sit in the organization? And how do you work with your other marketing communications colleagues? Yeah Adam it is definitely. An opportunity I said and the Marketing Communications Department of our organization and Work Cross functionally with almost every other division of our organization, so whether that is our you development team, which is really our programmatic team or our resource development team are fundraising team, and sometimes our HR team, which is talent, recruitment and. Managing questions around getting the best candidates and even government relations, as you just mentioned from an advocacy perspective so working across the organization It's never been termed this officially, but I think of my team as a center of excellence in I think of us as true consultants to the rest of the organization on how to properly. Integrate social into their overall business objectives in their overall goals. Tiffany as you as you explained that I just kind of had a bit of an epiphany, and I think it's probably a fitness activity that all of our listeners have. Social is one of those things where we may have as you said a homeroom and marketing or communications, but other than senior executives in general management for organization or a company. Social, pros have to have at their feet in almost every aspect of the business so I'm curious kind of how you do that. with with only forty hours in a week or so or sixty to our midday you. You may work because I know you're extremely busy. How do you reconcile that? Do you do try to have meetings with each team? Do they come to? You is more about you educating and informing them. What does that balance in that relationship and that cadence look? Yes. Oh, I! Mean when I came to boys and girls clubs of America I was a bit overwhelmed I will admit. I was just like this is just. An a flood, you know a flood of requests constant, it never stops. and wow, that's exciting and while I am like eager to help in support, everyone I really had to get some standards of operating together inches how they were dealing with the social team, so we worked on a processed. Essentially an intake process right so here. The request and we put together a series of steps what we would love for you all to do. I have a meeting with us. Tell us a little bit about what you were. Thinking about that could be a fifteen minute conversation or thirty minute conversation, then let's officially use our project tracking system to put in your request, and then we will work through that tracking system in a more reasonable amount of time because you know sometimes with social. It's like I need it yesterday. And, we you know just with our bandwidth were not able to accommodate all of that so. We gave them a time line. Here's when you can expect a plan. We can get feedback on that plan if you know there's. A partner involved with which they're often was. We have over eighty corporate partners the partner needed to see the work in see the copy and see the creative, and so we would work. In conjunction with them, and then finally we get to the publishing, and then finally get to analytics than reporting and so i. just had to establish you know some rules of engagement with myself. It was me for a while, and then ultimately I got another team member. Thank God and establishing rules of engagement when it comes to working with her as well so that's how I've managed it. Thus far things are ever evolving and were always taking a look at the ways that we can best service. The organization a lot of my job over the past. Three or four years has been education in training 'em, really trying to bring others along with me on this journey of understanding social so that you know I'm not starting with like what is facebook? And what is instagram all the way to like a media campaign that makes it. So I love the you laid out all of these amazing steps on how you really started to transform the process. Really Change How the organization views social media, but you made it sound really really simple, but obviously we know organizational change can be some of the most. Painful and I. Don't mean that in a bad way, but it's just changes hard a lot of time. So how long did this process actually take? Because you, you make it sound like like obviously you know you make it sound really easy, but obviously there is a lot of work behind the scenes. How long did this actually take to implement and change in? What does that look like today? Yeah I, mean when I think back on it It probably took me. Six months to just get an understanding of what was happening. Like, it was all coming at me I was making I was making it happen, but like to really be able to then take a step back and say hey, this is what needs to be done, and then I would say another six months to actually come up with a solution and. persuade people that we needed to amvest some tools and resources behind this, and it was also happening simultaneously. With our creative department where they were struggling a bit with an intake system as well, and so, it worked out that we could leverage some of the same technology or approach at this time, and users across the organization could have like one. Log In. They could address all of their different needs from a marketing communications perspective from there so. A good year. And then there's the consistent you know adoption like educating people. Oh, don't email me. Here's our system. Here's what you can do it. You have any questions. I'm happy to walk you through it and just continuing to like reinforce that, and I will not say by any means. Is it Herbert Right now because people still want to just emailing. And I have to consistently you know. Redirect and ask them you know. Hey, we got a tool and you know we're having this conversation. Happy to help. You just need you to put it in there for tracking purposes right, which is usually what I say but it was really a game changer for me because I was able to track all of the things that I was working on and that was. What really turned the tides in terms of me, getting additional resources and being able to get support, because otherwise it's just like me saying. You know I can't do it all but when you look at the projects and the timetable than just everything involved in that it's like hey, we. We definitely need to invest more here. Tiffany I think that's such an important thing that we all have to remember that by using a system in tracking. Not only does it make sure things. Don't Kinda fall off? But it's also great for for showing our ally able to kind of show. Those analytics that you mentioned were definitely. GonNa get to here in a second, but as you said by doing that. That gives you the ammunition. If you will to be able to demonstrate here, here's. Why needs some more people? Here's why it needs some more resources so. I'M GONNA. Make a big assumption here. So, you've got this thing working, it is cooking gas as as we would say in the south, it is January February of this year. Everything is going great, and then all of a sudden. It happens in here. You have hundreds of clubs across America Summons. States where things are closing opening, and you've got all these. These young people who are who love the club and use it and the resources. Everything is topsy turvy. Talk to us a little bit about how you kind of kind of wrangled this and kind of. Did you have to change your process? Did you have to kind of go into crisis mode and in change the type of of messaging that you were sharing social? Walk us through what that look like in around? March of this year. Yes, so you know for us. You know just to be really candid barrel lot of changes. That were happening even at the beginning of twenty twenty and those Uh sensually you know impacted us. As we moved into the pandemic whether it was layoffs as a nonprofit whether it was agency, Changes on our performance marketing side. we were going through some transitions anyways. So honestly. When march hit, it was really. An opportunity for us to look internally and say hey. What do we have here? What are the resources we have to quickly pivot to meet the growing needs that are clubs have and that our? Organization has period, so this is. Anywhere, from virtual programming, so normally, kids are able to Go to the club in and meet with someone in person have those Youth Development Professionals Hattab with them? But now we had to pivot to Ta- virtual programming How are we getting communications out there? Are we sharing the news about what we're doing? How are we? Engaging our audience so that they can support, and it was a very quick pivot, and we had to look internally so. Just to give it some context, we have a partnership team our partners. They're like okay. We're not activating in person. were slowing down on the for profit side. There's some things we need to look at. And so all of a sudden, we had some team members who are How can I help? They're saying. How can I help? How can I jump in and so we really established what we call jumped teams at our org. But jump teams for social and. Those who have skills that may have gone untapped whether it's video editing skills, you know copywriting skills graphic design anything like that like we tapped into that in we leveraged their talent for our social practice, and that really helped us to have a lot more bandwidth because the number of requests, a number of demands of us was definitely increasing I will say. You know for us. I have enjoyed the process like because it has really forced us to look at what we can do you know at the? At the minimum with what we have and Dollars are being cut. Budgets are being cut. We may not always be able to lean heavily on agencies. So how are we ll averaging capabilities? On our team and I had just seen our team. Really mobilize around that I mean everyone is a content creator. At this point, everyone is fielding ideas looking for stories out in the field. We have forty three hundred clubs, so there's so many stories that we can find We worked so much better cross functionally from an influence perspective, so for instance we have our resource development department who goes after potential donors, but then on social. We've got this captive audience that we've got. Individuals who want to give and were able to leverage those opportunities if they are in blunt influential on Instagram, so I've just seen US really come together, and you know to really make it more succinct. We have established more cross functional calls together updates together. We have pulled in talent where they may have otherwise be working on a partnership activation or working on another project. Everyone has been jumping in. It's been all hands on deck to make sure that we get clubs what they need and get them the resources to really survive during this time. I have to say I'm really glad we're not on camera now because I'm actually getting a little bit teary because they think honestly, it makes me so happy. Even though obviously the situation is awful in you. All have had to pivot, but I think it just goes back to the strength of the organization and. Even the campaign that you have which is whatever it takes, and seeing and hearing that actually being fulfilled in glued every person. Is really inspiring I think. It again goes back to. The roots of an organization and how? It empowers people through through and you wouldn't you in the team wouldn't be able to do this and still provide the support that is so critically needed even now more than ever without having that sort of mission that vision and the value. Yeah, I mean. I know that there's some really tragic. Circumstances with the pandemic but I have really seen that has brought the best out in our organization, and how we've stepped up I mean and there's conversations behind the scenes right like so with dollars especially Are we going to pass these dollars through two clubs, or are we going to use them from an operational perspective here and there's just been an overwhelming support and endorsement of making sure that clubs get what they need during this time, and so I have I have just been really proud of our organizations stepping up to meet the need and fill the gaps, and I think that others have recognized that as well and especially our corporate partners are know major donors things like that. I think that everyone has really rallied really well behind V cost. And! you in addition to everybody rallying behind the 'cause I think it's awesome that you've also been able to. As you had mentioned pivot and do new opportunities and take advantage of things in really form new partnerships. You're doing a lot of really amazing stuff. You'd mentioned you know going in person. The. Alumni Hall of fame experiences now in person which is a a huge. A huge moment that is typically in person, but can still be recognized online, and then also the series of music partnerships which would love chocolate, which is huge. It's very exciting. How did that come about? Yes, to a couple of things with our alumni hall of fame, it's typically in May when we have our national conference This year we had to pivot and it was virtual, so we didn't have the full experience of our alumni hoping, but we did have Denzel. Washington make a guest appearance during virtual conference than he did. You know about a ten minute interview with? US In about three thousand of our staff around the country, so that was really exciting, and we're hoping to bring that event to lie later on in the year in it'll probably be partially virtual in partially in person On the music partnership side so again another team that I support is our sports and entertainment, team and We get these request. Hey, such and such as releasing albums such such is releasing. A new single. We'd love to partner with boys and girls clubs for some of the proceeds or Allow them to go on tour in income to like a meet and greet and this really started with Katy Perry Katy Perry's team approached us when she was doing her witness the future tour a few years ago and Katie was really. PASSIONATE ABOUT Combating what she calls selective. Mentally So slacked Vandam is. This idea that you can make a social media post and it counts as activism. And she was really intent that. We needed people to get up. Out of their seats and Go to their local boys and girls clubs. You know, feel touch understand the different things that their communities were experiencing, so there were a few options you could make a social posts, but that was the beginning. That wasn't the end. You could donate to your local club. If you. If you had the opportunity during back to school, you could get school supplies packs anything that you're able to get, and you could also volunteer at the club and so. It was a three pronged approach, and then essentially they would be entered into a raffle to attend one of her concerts, and get a meet and greet with her by their participation, and so that was just like one of the most exciting campaigns that I've. Ever participated in an and I just love collaborating partnering with individuals whether they're influential or not. Who have the same heart for our communities arcades so that they can support them in the ways that. Are, meaningful and really meet those needs so that started off there. Then we moved onto at Jay. Z and beyond and their foundation the onset gave out one hundred thousand dollars scholarships to ten boys and Girls Club kids, and on each stop of her tour a group of boys and girls, club, kids were able to attend the concert and. And I wish I could show it to you on video, but they didn't know that they were getting these scholarships some in the middle of the concert. Like when you know, they're making announcement. They start reading the Bio of this kid in there like you know this kid. has gone through. X Y and Z and is planning on attending, you know. South Central Whatever college in the fall, and you can just see their basis starting to light up and they say and you know this person is receiving hundred thousand dollars scholarship for their college education tonight, and they bring them up to stage, and we did that around ten times that year. So I would love to provide links to those videos with that was an amazing partnership. And it was really about. Making sure kids make it to the next level making sure beyond the boys and girls clubs that they're supported, and they have those tools to become better citizens right in and reach their full potential as our mission says. And then we've moved on a couple of times working with Kane Brown right now. Who is in a coming country singer? and he just released the song last week. Actually in proceeds are going to have boys and girls clubs, but it's about these. These issues that we're dealing with right now rounded racial identity a mixed. Racial identity. Individual and so he talks about how that was for him growing out in how he learned. You know. He never thought it was anything really until some things were said to him in high school, and he had to come back to his parents and ask them like what what what does that mean? and so. It's just about you know identifying those connection points between these artists and. Where that means our kids in who we serve in those families, and about how we can work together to me. What are what are really often shared experiences? No matter where you are. Tiffany, we most definitely include links to those those videos, and the show notes, said Social Pros Dot, com, and I have to say on. I've always had a lot of respect for beyond say in philanthropic efforts that that she end Jay Z. do in that that that story is incredible. I have a whole new level of respect for Katy Perry though 'cause I love that idea of slanted as a and and how social can't be the end all be all we're trying to do here. It has to be just a part, but we've gotta get our our our our our bodies in motion and actually in. In do things towards the the good deeds, the good works in the good organizations that were passionate about so tiffany. Thank you for for sharing those those thoughts as as he talked about all this. We're talking about entertainment, and we're talking about celebrity that you're using in leveraging I'm curious how you kind of look at the mix of different social media channels that you leverage because I would assume that you're having to kind of look at your audiences, whether you're looking for reaching the young people in their parents, whether you're trying to reach volunteers whether you're trying to reach donors, or as you said partners and. In organizations that are are that are funding. You know some of your initiatives. How do you kind of look at the mix of social channels than determine where you're going to put particular messages? Yes Oh You know I will say it has changed. Even end the three years right that I've been here in as social pros knows that. Things change every day so It was hard for me to kind of think through this like. It might change tomorrow, but I'll say you know. I will say that facebook started off as our bread and butter. and. The landscape of facebook has changed over time. and where it was originally, kind of an everybody plays together. Space has definitely moved towards older. Parents supporters. Alumni, individuals who are a little bit older and In terms of like. Their support our eight. They're able to support us with giving right so That's where we get our. The majority of our owners That's where we raise the majority of our funds. with instagram. I've seen in my time. A two hundred percent increase in our audience on instagram and the majority of our audience. There is eighteen to twenty four year olds, and that is really where our content for younger people, Teens younger parents and also influencers lives Twitter is really about our media coverage in our media, partners are corporate partners and then often Influential individuals but some of our more influential partners so. NBA W E NFL. folks like that. We see a lot more activity there so. We use each of the channels differently, but we also when we're working on partnerships specifically, we have these conversations because. A US cellular. Who is a partner might say hey. We want to get on Lincoln, we want to have a presence on Lincoln. We want this message to go out to our professionals. Our employee based specifically who means to understand the work that we're doing and so we'll pivot To meet. The shared objectives for both sides, but I will say you know our largest audience as you know, you could see still on facebook, but from an engagement perspective what I see as that Lincoln, is growing audience for us and then Youtube is is. Considerably you know right behind it like in terms of growth in engagement so I. It's hard for me to answer that question I know it's like Abdullah, I'm struggling a little bit with it, but. We choose based on where we're getting the best Roi, and what our objectives are each channel and then we pivot as needed when there's an opportunity where we might be working with a partner, or we might want to discover a new audience or something like that. I can only imagine you know. How you're handling in this kind of. Your answer counties up my my last question in this area. You mentioned before I think I, said several hundred clubs use of fourteen around fourteen hundred boys and girls clubs across America, and that is a considerable number. And I'm assuming that you're having to kind of deal with in some ways. These clubs that are that are talking to their constituents in their local neighborhoods communities. And maybe using different social channels using different social accounts fraud, you kind of reconcile. How do you make sure that all the messages are kind of consistent in tone and brand, but also as as we sit here today in June of twenty twenty. Every location could have different year regulations on whether they're open or closed based upon what the mayors and the governors in those cities and states have have told them how do you? How do you manage all that? Yes, so, Luke. Good question There forty, three, hundred, thirty, four, thousand three hundred clubs. This number right at the. it is a federated model which means that each organization has their own board their own CEO their own staff. So you as you can imagine, decisions in. brand voice and things like that are made from locale to locale, so got that. and as you mentioned hours and procedures in end, just overall operations are different at every club so. This has been something that I will say it's. A challenge, but it is one that during this time again. I have seen so much growth and so much progress because there is just. There's such a need for efficiency right now. They're such a need for consistency and that brand boys those social assets that are consistent across all of our channels, so that we can engage our audiences in get is support that we need. We have a team that specifically works with local clubs local club marketing. We have a portal for them where they are able to download resources toolkit social assets videos. PSA's things like that that are customizable to their specific region. if it's like boys and girls, clubs of even Metro Atlanta which is different from boys and girls clubs of it, Lanta Boys Clubs of America which is. In the same city We have things so that they can customize, but still get across that same message, the whatever it takes brand campaign there our social assets, there are print assets. They are a myriad of resources for each of those clubs, so that we can go out with one voice, and we can go out with consistency. I will tell you it's hard. It's hard. And it's harder because we cannot make anyone do anything. We can't say if you don't do this. You're not a boys and girls club anymore, whereas that you know the case with some franchises in other models. But we strongly encourage and what it what it really comes down to is. It's not always that people wanna do something different. It's that they don't have the resources to always Get under the same area, so the resource development person who is sitting down with you Adam or sitting down with you Anna asking would you give is also the same person who managing the social media channels and is like? What can I pull together really quickly to push out on these channels? What can I call together really quickly on email? What can are put together on Web? And so what we're really trying to do is make. Access easier for them. strengthen our internal communication channels. In what I've seen. We have seen record high download the tool kits. During this time we've seen record high attendance on webinars walking them through our campaign in our Kobe. Messaging Hauer going out to the marketplace and there's been that hunger, and so what I think and I hope is that after this is over, they will notice that. Wow, look what it. Looks like when we all sing with the same boys, and were all consistent look at the difference it can make in our overall marketing efforts, and how much easier it is on me. If I, just you know, reach out to the the National Office. And get support in that way. Amazing I love that perspective. Especially, we talked to so many people who have that extent that it that exact same model of you know that corporate presidents in in really that responsibility at that top level, and then a lot of distributed teams that they work with. You know whether it's with. We see this a lot in higher ed. bb I mean there's so many we talked about Fargo, and they have a similar model, so I think it's really important as you had mentioned. Have that perspective of? You know everybody wants to sing that same song, but going back to your original comment about being that center of excellence in being there for them and helping them. Realize that song sounds like at the individual level is really important. I love that perspective. Tiffany! Thank you so much for being here today. We really really have loved talking to you I'm I'm a massive fan and supporter of the boys and girls clubs of America and I would love to know in addition to everybody listening right now going out and following every single boys and girls clubs, of America Social Account Facebook instagram twitter linked in Youtube. How else can we? We help support. You are local clubs right now with everything going on. Yeah, absolutely so I would say visit our homepage. Which is www dot bg? See A. Dot Org. that has all of our resources. All of the ways you can connect whether it's giving or finding local club in your area that you can support It has the latest on how we're addressing. Different issues like covert nineteen or even soon some of the racial inequality. In things like that, so you can find everything on our webpage. I would say follow our social channels of course. Sometimes our social channels actually move a little bit faster than some of the other channels in our work, but we are on all of the channels facebook twitter instagram youtube linked in just signed up for Tiktok, but don't follow us yet, but. That was going to be one of my questions, but now yeah, definitely like. Coming? Just, doing the prime time yet, but We, we've been experimenting with it over the past few months. but it's BG. C. A. Underscore clubs on twitter and instagram and boys and girls clubs of America on facebook and enlighten You know just continue to follow. Let's send US DM's. Me Or my specialists will respond to you, Partner. Sorry face what Sunday campaigns with fundraising campaigns, instagram stories with the donate sticker all of the peer to peer fundraising tools. Please please please please support us in that way. we making a big push for that and I and I'm hoping that this time has shown that like it's worth. The juice is worth the squeeze so. Yeah. Those are some ways you can connect. LOVETT's are at everybody you know what to do. Lots of accounts to follow if you aren't following already some maybe birthday fundraising facebook campaigns coming up. If you have a birthday and WanNa do some extra good this year, tiffany. Social Media Manager Boys and girls clubs of America. Thank you again for being with us before we round out. Of course, we have to end the show with the two questions that we have asked Adam. How many how many? Hundred. Riots. How many? But everybody has different answers I cannot wait to hear Tiffany's answers to these questions. Yeah I'm really I'm really excited for. Stress here. No, no anxiety number no procurator. Trusted. So. I of the final two questions tiffany. What is one tip? You would like to give somebody who wants to become a social pro. One tip I would give is do not take anything personal. You're going to see so many things. On Social Weather Your community manager, or whether you are establishing your brand on social as an individual. you're working in an organization as a social media pro and you're giving out advice or fielding questioned. is so important to separate. You your individual person. Hood. From your. Everyday practice, and while your passion for social in your passion in your talents can fuel. The things that you're doing. It's important not to take any of what AC- sometimes is. uncertainty in a negativity around social and. place it on your cell and I say that from personal experience because. It's just you know. It's tough sometimes to seed, the broader landscape and wonder like. Can I do something better, or what can I do to? Be a solution and what social has taught me is that it is truly like an ecosystem it is not just one tool or one tactic that. Provides the silver bullet and so just remember to not take it personal Be Optimistic. Know that you have something to offer in that you oftentimes facilitating in. A forum for great conversations to happen. and. The Best, you can do sometimes. Tiffany that is such great advice and I. Don't think anybody has ever shared that before on the on the show. You would think that it's something that we would. All kind of expect is so. Profound and in in an easy to forget but thank you. Thank you for sharing that because. As you, said it I began to kind of go through all the Times where where I didn't heed that advice and took things. Personally, we just we just can't. We can't do that. We've got. We've got use that to derive s to to do to do better work, so thank you for that. Tiffany rivers, social media, manager, boys and Girls Club of America last question for you on social pros and that is. If, you could do a video call with any living person. Who would it be in by? Yeah so I thought about this and I was like okay. My answer hasn't changed so right now. It would be Shaquille O'Neal. Shaq share. I am just really impressed with. His ability to transition right from this like. Athlete to more like a brand. And his approach to his own social channels this specific endorsement that you know. He makes for products things like that, but really. Evolving his brand from just athletics to the business world. I have. You know just been. Finally understanding myself as a professional and what that means to become. A brand of my own, whether that's internally as you know in my organization or outside of these walls when people ask me about social media and I I really really respect that he is very focused in like. It seems like okay. I know the things I'm going to say yes to I. Know The things I'm going to say no to I. Know What's consistent about my personality about my brand, and ultimately the legacy that I wanNA leave, and so I've just been impressed with that, and then I've also been impressed by just having fun right. Just having fun with life making people laugh, making people you know, look at the lighter side of things enjoying all aspects of business. You know, family, I personal everything. That's my answer right now. It'll probably change in a year but I. You know it may not hurt that. He went to a boy's and girl's clubs. It in. You know he's been supportive of of US so I. I am. That's a great answer. I can I am a huge. He'd Fench Keila Neil as we as well Agree for all the reasons. Tiffany that you shared and I also think. Is A. He's an optimistic. person. He's a genuine type of person. You kind of assume that that's that's really shock. That that's him in tippety. Your your optimism, Gera- in your poise are very consistent, so we we so appreciate having you here on the on the show this week i. have enjoyed this so much you. How our amazing host amazing in your interview skills. I was a little nervous I. Don't know why like I get nervous. Every time I do something like this, and I'm like tiffany you. Okay but you have made it. An amazing experience and really helped me. Rediscover and reignite a lot of the passions. That I have and I need that every single day. As we move through this, so thank you, thank you, thank you. No, thank you, I mean. The the stories that you were first off, thank you, but thank you for being on the stories that you were telling were genuine inspiring everybody, please please. Please goes support Tiffany, and all of the boys and girls clubs of America social efforts and tiffany. Thank you once again, everybody. Thank joining us. We look forward to talking to you again next week. until next time. This is been ANAHUAC on behalf of Adam Brown for what we hope. Is your favorite podcast ever social pros?

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ExtraTime Radio: Olivier Tremblay (MLSsoccer.com), Tom Marshall (ESPNFC)

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50:50 min | 6 years ago

ExtraTime Radio: Olivier Tremblay (MLSsoccer.com), Tom Marshall (ESPNFC)

"You're listening extratime radio. Read around the place out ultimate hyphen on fire last night. And I'll be you guys like drink peer word association before he can get you out of here. And he. Quick win will see Simon fourth thing you ever Snapchat. You know, what's nap chat is since we faces are not your thing. I do and Snapchat wanted all my contacts. And I refused. Give it my Simon. You are in. Can't prove thoughts from New York. New york. You are listening to extra time radio. Siriusxm channel ninety four and MLS soccer dot com. I am Andrew we be. It's nice to hear that familiar. Background music behind me with me and other rotating casts. Simon Borg is here DOP zone of molasses here. David Goss is definitely not here. He is in Panama City, doing whatever David Goss does when he's in Panama City, which is probably the same thing. He does here which is watch obscure soccer twenty four seven and blow up your ears about it. Anyway, big show for you today, of course, week eight of the season is come and gone. We'll talk about that. But the real treat here guys cut cap. Champions League fever is for real. We've got Tom Marshall on to talk about the American side. Of course, we'll cover that side. But what do you have a temperature of one hundred and five Simon you just you just cook. In internally, your internal organs boiling with all this. This regional fever. No. When there's a big game. I start feeling it right in the stomach. You start feeling the nerves the butterflies? And yet when you give it some thought, and you imagine the outcome. And I don't know if we're gonna be superstitious about this or not. But yeah, you imagine the outcome and can't help you can't help but start getting nervy a little bit. It'd be a long wait until it is it is. It is it's Wednesday. There's a big crew of soccer dot com. Staffers driving in a bus or van or some sort of four wheeled vehicle up to Montreal here in just a few hours here on this Thursday, make sure to stick with us for comprehensive coverage of all that let's turn to the weekend here real quick guys. Let's talk about what happened in the last. Because of course, that continues to roll on a lot of different results here. New York City of c continues to have troubles Colorado gets a big draw on Friday night against Dallas Morrow DA's getting a goal for the hoops, dry at home. I didn't say big draw. They got a red card blouse pres- your instant replay man, you seem to disagree. Why you disagree? Not. Because you just said it's a big draw said the Rapids got a big, Iran. If you try they weren't against against ten questionable. They've been didn't know what to make of them. And they gave my only contention. Okay. All right now. Other thoughts from that game. Just wanted more. They had just score if thousand way for me these horrible presentation by Colorado Rapids. Okay. And. First of all I have to say that I feel like have just got. I've just got promoted do, you know, like I'm coming. I'm like the Giovinco of extratime radio wishing to come to molest finally made it to it. You are. You're the replacement goalkeeper that still hasn't made their way to Montreal. If you really want to be that means you score meaningless goals in three two losses. Good game this weekend. We'll get to that real quick. But no other thoughts from Colorado. Apparently, the tell me I'm wrong, New York City of see fans, should they start to be worried here. No David via once again. This was not the best that we've seen from them. I mean, the injuries now are taking a toll. I mean what stains realist- up to? It's it's a ridiculous amount of players. They're missing. So. And it's worse for an expansion team to suffer this injury crisis. Because they're the ones that need to get some kind of rhythm agree going, and they don't even have that. So yeah. And this is a team that also will have to have the integration. Frank Lampard coming up, so they have to deal with that. So it's a season flux, and I think at this point if I'm New York City of Santa fan, just wanna stay in the mix just make sure I'm in the mix and the playoffs and just stay alive. But it's gonna take a while. The worst part is that they are losing because of this. Mommy stakes are causing them. This. Horrible game against Chicago that Miara pretty much gave the ball away. And he keep pretty good saves during the game. But although the Jacobson red card I mean, but at the same time, and they have they have chances because he's not like, they don't create anything. They just blow it out. That's tough start for New York City of see hope for their fans. Stick them. See where it goes. Of course, you said Frank Lampard coming. He was in town this last weekend. If you fall on Instagram you posted a couple pictures out in central park, a picture of his his doll of some sort. Maybe that'll be a collective collector's item. We'll see I didn't think it actually look very much like Frank. We'll see what our listeners thing about that Saturday night though, that was win the fireworks went off. And if you weren't watching on Saturday, you miss twenty goals in four games. I mean, it was rapid fire quick and fast and sequentially there. The first two games of the night to teams drought four spots. That'd be Columbus. One four one at home against Philly and New England for the first time since two thousand nine I believe they beat real Salt Lake for nothing which result guys was more. Impressive. I know which one I'm going to go with. But I want to hear what you say. I I mean, I go with New England. I mean, Columbus Crew we know how they play and they played their style. So there's no surprise there playing Philadelphia. So I mean, let's be honest here. Anything? No, philadelphia. It's been there's they're struggling big time. They struggled for ideas. But New England they are team that in the beginning of you looked at them in there. Like are they ever going to get back to what they were in? Yeah. I know Germain Jones's missing. But how can they was AJ sewers bigger than we thought he was a lot of questions and L is pretty impressive for me. Right now, the big he's begun the season and he wasn't shining Allott. And now he's back to the form that we knew it before he left. So you were asking yourself does this team that they just go through a nice run of form last year? Do they have what it takes? And just like, you know, they picked up where they left off to your point about one. Delo, I think actually what changed here is when when Charlie Davies came into the lineup fulltime now and a lot of we talked about on this show. We said Charlie or is it one we think they'll deal with Juan it seems to work better for them with aga- Delo on the wing and Davies as just strictly poacher a runner a guy who tirelessly pressures up runs. Run into channels does in the right spot. Here's here's what I would be about. If I'm revs fan, the chemistry, and I know that that's like a sports cliche. But I think in MLS team chemistry and guys actually liking each other. And polling for each other really makes a difference in the cap league with all the travel all the time you spend together the one season, the different climates, you're gonna hit you've got to actually like the guys around you. And you saw in this game. How excited they were each other four different goalscorers Scotty Caldwell getting his first goal Kamara and that other game for Columbus. He's got a chance. I think to be there for the golden boot this year five goals already. He sees a ton of chances. It just comes down to finishing. Let's move on to Houston sporting KC. This was the wild one four four ends up. Sporting KC gets the winner from Vinnie foul harbor laser beam. I mean, this is this is about as well as you can hit a ball who how do they walk away from this one is quote walking away, cursing himself for having this happen at home sporting KC saying they weren't happy after this result either. Neither team has think they played particularly. Well, I think sporting KC comes up. Happiest because they were down four three against ten men Houston there were three one at a point when they and I it's standing the way they just came back in this game. I was apartment haunting. So I'm going to be very proud of me because I was hunting. I I wasn't watching you in queens. Only apartment hunting in queens. Now, I wasn't what's Chester actually. But you're going to be probably because I actually turn my cell phone on us. I was apartment hunting to watch the games because of all the notifications. I was getting so I wasn't. I wasn't going to watch the game on Saturday because I was off on apartment hunting as well. But but yet going back to his game, the waste came back was impressive for me. I think they they just didn't you know, just gave all the same thing about the chemistry. We're talking about New England. You can see the team gelling together. You can see the team trying to get back into the form that we once knew about Kansas City. And I think you know, it could be. Be like a starting point for them. Davis for me is stand out thought he had a really good game. And I don't know that I saw him really lift the team in past matches. So that's that's a good point to highlight for Houston, which continues to play. Well, what's been three weeks in a row that Houston has gotten good results played? Okay. So they're on their way. They didn't have a great start the similar New England. Not a great start. But they're coming to you got to find it. Sometimes seems a lot of teams are United are two one winners on the road in Vancouver. And now's the time where I take me a Koba because I'm getting abused on Twitter extratime radio tag, getting abused on Twitter. I may have used the word fortunate. I may have used the word lucky to describe DC United in their results over the last year and a half or so fine fine. Henry Thomas, they're legit. They're very very good. I will admit it. They got five spend a little back. What's making change your mind? The performances. I just kept thinking like they kind of looked out in this one. The other team didn't handle it. You know, they grinded this one out. It wasn't that good. But you grind. Enough games out that all of a sudden, maybe that's not maybe that's not an outlier maybe that's a trend. Maybe that's just the way you get results. And I don't know that they necessarily only grinded this game out. I mean, they have quality Ralph. I mean, he's starting to find himself again after some long term injuries that he had. And I just think spend the changes the game. It's easier to it's easier to grind games out when you have quality that can decide matches and they have that up top. I just I think our observation here on this table is that do they create enough soccer? And they don't when you compare it. I know I know you can say they don't. But then they're still at the top of the east. They still finished the top of the east last year. Like, we keep saying, and they keep ending up in a place that says who cares if we don't create that much soccer possessions at the end we finish our chances their affective. But at the same time, you need to ask yourself, even lower wasn't in this game would have the same result as it ended up being woulda coulda shoulda Darden's red cards have influenced. So we using. Part of the. You know, what I mean like the break seem to go their way. But at this point, I don't know maybe the brakes that's this weatherman to be Sunday. A busy days while the rebels in LA galaxy playing a one one draw those are to the best teams in league with keep our eye on them Orlando losing again at home. They are not doing well in the sun. Confines of the Citrus Bowl Toronto seeking to win two goals from Josie outdoor Seattle a one a winner in the first Cascadia derby of the year against Portland at home quickly. The one thing from these three that was most telling to you Orlando city, and they just can't get it together. The issue to me is number one conned number two lack of a forward. I don't think I mean, I know people have been marching poetic on Kokos on broadcast. But I just don't see that cacao has made the difference that that people expect him to now is that part of his adept tation too early probably had some moments early on he had some moments. But it just hasn't been there hasn't and we talked about on the show. I think David actually said it did Orlando city sell their souls to the devil in hemorrhage themselves for getting drawn the first game. I know that's BS. But it kind of feels that way at home. They just can't catch a break they can break, but they're also not creating enough how many chances that they create and but the only one the only guy who's creating chances and he's not creating a lot. So that's a huge problem when he actually creates chances. He doesn't have anyone to put the ball inside. I think statistically, though, the numbers will show that he is up there in terms of create. But to me, that's that's fine that the stats say that. But I think on the field we can tell what kind of impact he's having. He's not to me influencing matches. You'd imagine a guy like cacao would. But again who is therefore what when they don't have an in the attack. They just don't have clear ideas. What they're what they're doing the beginning of the year. It was just a bunch of won two's trying to make their way past their way into the box. Now now, they have Laron starting and he didn't really who's nineteen years old right much. Uconn. Soccer Roach is also going to be working Chris. So martin. In the worst way you saw the team with the forward came up with with the result does the door. Look, it's bills tremendous in those. That's a good sign for trying to see fans. There was some worry here. They had that eight-game stretch to start the season where they won't have any home games. There was some worry that they weren't picking up enough points to really make those future home games matter. What to see once they get in the remodeled well on mobile, six points from six road games. Most tell you a point on the road for every game is great. And I'll when my home games. But that's what they were saying if they didn't get the three here that that scenario looks an awful lot different anything from red Boselli galaxy Seattle Portland Bradford Jamieson. I mean he was standing that goal. His court. That's a pro. And he's what nineteen eighteen eighteen years old. Yeah, he's a he's a player. That's he could pretty much rival Jesse star this for the spot as well. Even though if he doesn't then you can tell the depth that team has because I'm sure we'll come back James is going to be on the bench or he's going to be the those those. But but. Guys impressive and he's very young Sar. This extremely young as well this these guys are working their way through and they're learning from the best players molest funeral from Simon Borg. I think this is the beginning of what will see from the US partnership as blooded themselves and end up doing well and MLS still along to go for Bradford Jamieson one thing from the broadcast. You might have noticed Adrian. He said look that was his first professional goal. It wasn't his first he scored six in US last season for low. So he's coming up, but that was a beautiful always defender of US L, Andrew Stiller one bigger US L fan. No years from now, I'll be the one gloating every single time. I mentioned yourself pro. It'll be Simon board. The doubter said this without her. I just like to stick to my first division stuff. I really straight up. Hey, all right. Let us know. What you think? Addicts your time radio extremity soccer dot com. We come back. The good stuff. See seattle. It's almost done. Folks. We want to hear from you. You're encouraged to Email extra-time MLS soccer dot com for tweet at extratime radio with any comments questions. Reactions. Hi, I'm Betty fell Hubbard sporting Kansas City, there just isn't anything better than listening to extra time radio there? I said how much I get paid. Extratime radio. The final town has done. Final Wednesday night Montreal impact hosting club America, one one on aggregate that game eight PM eastern. Woody moss FOX forts to university owned deport in the United States, TV, sports and sports net. One in Canada MLS soccer dot com, as I mentioned we're piling in van we're headed north Diego. Penzone. And I we will be both on that trips. I'm bored. Staying here. You know? I don't know somebody's gotta hold down the fort Simon Putin. Maybe not your thing. How excited are you that we kind of want to turn the Montreal fans against me? So yeah fan you want much. I'm waiting for the something into that. Turn. I love US L. I love Montreal. Wow. Wow. That's the thing. That's the first time. We've ever heard L where even Simon here on this podcast is daughters even been on. We haven't heard the word. Look, we have Tom Marshall for me as PFC coming up here in just a bit as well as all Tremblay our own Ali, trim play of unless dot com both of them experts in their own field. On the impact and Tom on league, max and club America. He will give us the rundown on the opponents, but let's get into our thoughts. Can they do it, man? That's the thing that matters here. Right. It's one one they got to get a result of some sort one one with sin. This thing to extra time and PK's. Of course, the wro- goal of big thing from entre El if they happen to get a scoreless draw that would maybe the best scoreless draw the history of scoreless draws ISM less concerned. They would win it would be the first team to take this so Simon what do they have to do ingratiate yourself to the fine. Folks of Quebec what do they have to do? I mean is this formula is very simple don't go down in this game. Because if they go down, then I think it gets daunting for a team like Montreal not that it's all it'll be done in dusted at that point. But they just wanna keep it nil nil and possibly go ahead in in the match if they give up the first goal, I can see just mentally the game changing the cycle. Just the whole pressure shift and club America. I think are gonna come into this game confidence. If they get a goal, and they can defend the goal. I think that's that's bad spot to be. I totally agree with Simon. I think what Montreal needs to do to just hold very well the game as they did in the first leg until the eighty ninth minute, but they need to try to score. I and do it in immediately. When the game starts because that will put pressure in America. Because are they cleared who are the Clinton the clear favorites, and that's gonna allow them to break through? There are very tire. They have played a huge number of games. Montreal hasn't. They're going to play in turf, which are not used to that will change the dynamic of the game. But if Montreal allows the goal in the first have even in the first twenty minutes, I think he just goes down because America last game. He had they had twenty. They could've put it in Corsica one. She was quite O'Hara and couldn't quote America this week. Meanwhile, the mantra impact off really helped set the table for them to be ready. For these games as an interesting with Ugo said that club, America, our favorite. Although mantra I'll have to we didn't really go for them. We didn't we didn't even really react to that. Did we I agree? I agree that the club America favorite as well. But it's interesting that they're on the road. Second like, they're already down in the result based on a way goals, and we're still considering them. But I would say that those they have all those games as you mentioned in their legs still favorite. Yeah. But it's the legs that you're looking at you got the legs of content. Oh and put out in some ways. I mean, the whole thing on and on and on and on. Let's let's be real before we get Dali trimmed by let's get our thoughts on the table. Will they do it will they do this thing? Because like I said, that's all the matters. It's all the matters. How they do it in what manner maybe come out and lay down eleven guys in front of the goal and create just a wall in front of the thing. Like, that's what matters. There's two sides for me when I look at this the Rusalka romantic in me says they have the the magic in this tournament and don't go. The team that has the magic we see it another sports as well. Team of destiny, whatever you call it on the other side. I have the MLS. Fatalism embedded in me ingrained in me, where it's like it's never gonna go the way of MLS and we've seen it over the years. You know, I I'm less confident now than I was with Ralph salt lick against Monterrey back in twenty eleven. I was so confident that that was set up perfectly for them. They couldn't do it. How's Montreal going to do it? So I if I'm on the fence, I'm going down to the to the negative side. Love america. Does it quickly to tonight as well? One of Montreal's course, I I think they can pull it off. But if they don't I don't think it's gonna happen. Because many clearly the better side the better side. Montreal fans are going hit Simon. They're going to hit me as well. But I feel like one traumas in really great chances or doesn't really play in order to get a result. And I mean, they don't have to outscore the other team. They don't have to play better than the other team that you have to be effective and they have to win. Which is what the I think if you give up two goals it's game over because we're not gonna score to even that thing up and the two will be away goals and that'll be hard to overcome. You know, what though I'm gonna curry some favor up in up in Montreal. I think somehow, someway, they do it. I don't know why don't know how I have no idea. I just I picked against him in the first leg, and I was wrong. I know they have goalkeeper issues. We'll get to those with Livia right now who will play there. That's a big question, Mark. But you know, what? For some reason, I'm just gonna fly that way. Let's welcome on. Now. Let me turn our man in Montreal. He's been on the ground. But this since day one what's up, man? I'm good. How are you? Very good. We mentioned it. You're the man on the ground. You're the expert. You were there this morning. We finally heard from Concha calf on Evan Bush. He will not play. He is suspended that will not happen for them. That's a pretty big blow. Walk us through the reaction in training. What options do they have now? Yeah. Well, it was expected the rule of of contract Champions League. Simply don't allow for an appeal on a point of on line of sight that is related to play. That's how they phrase it. Basically mantra would have needed to put an protests before they even take off. Just after the goal said the reaction was one of where they were expecting as they they weren't to Optimus about it, and they have manage I things to move on from it a little bit. They still believe that it was and I quote here. Frank Lopez from yesterday joke of yellow they still don't think that it was warranted for Evan. Bush Bush said he was in Bennington. Just clear the ball and try to put it back into the center circle for for kickoff. However, you wanna be however, you wanna see that is up to you, obviously. But I want you all now are going through their option. They have right now. John Smith with on loan for men than that, good place and Bush's Bush's. Second command, basically before for the last two games and see L and young people who is a homegrown player. And he's just recovered from a shoulder injury. So him into the lines. Then there could be good tricky. They still have other options looking at everything they have to do that before eight pm eastern on on Monday. And that could be a trade for a for people like it'd be afraid inciting or it'd be along. What do you realistically think is going to happen here? And we're asking you to speculate the Livia, I mean, it's got to be Smith's, right? I mean, if you sign a goalkeeper this point and throw him in between the posts to start the biggest game of the year and of your of your clubs history that just feels like a move of maybe desperation. I don't know how that comes comes off. Yeah. Well, I mean, I it would be it would be a fine storyline though. Be seeing as a John Smith was the one who led in the winning penalty for Montreal in the in the content of the Canadian sorry semi final downhillers going winning only against them. So that would be an ironic twist. But yeah, John Smith as you said, you know, he's just can't he's just come in as an emergency loan probably not expecting to play public's biking. Just be a good locker room guy. Trying to to play his part on that site. Y-? You just have to look at how how much Stein Montreal have Weller. So looking FOX's still haven't still haven't said anything about concrete possibilities, and they have just a just a number of hours here. Fire five hours at most to make this. Yes, they could soak trade of for for keeper to me, it seems unrealistic or at least it will advise the sign to sign another keeper for a long term deal being as you would have a bushy would have hair conver-, you you would have another goalkeeper three goalkeepers vying for that potentially number one spot on the lung run in molest. I don't think I would be very good for locker room for happen. You could see a guy like on leaving on trade because he came in. He was already cups idee played in Kansas City in the group stage makes you wonder why you wouldn't make that move. In the first place every every buffalo option that that you can think of I think it's it genuinely happened. We'll have to see what before before. But so many so many things on the table is the team allowing Smith's to talk to the media has spoken and you've seen him in practice. I mean what what's he like is? He a big is ease wingspan like what's his what's his game. Goalkeeper? Yes. Mitt has yet to be to us in the media. So far since since Bush was suspended. He he will. I would assume speak to us as if he ends up being the one options that once we all have when when when eighty eight o'clock deadline passes probably tomorrow morning, we could speak to. But so far he has been training with the group just playing just training has as any other. Keep keeper would seem to me like like a like a pretty athletic guy. Not not a huge huge presence. Like like Donovan, Ricky perhaps could be but a guy who can make who can make saves. He was he was good against Montreal in the special first leg in in the NBA C C last year the one to one in. Their own stadium there. Computers only set diesel, which doesn't happen very often. Underplaying it's much we all but still he did his job there. They seem to like him then they want him to succeed. But but then again, the he's he's an asshole keeper until proved otherwise and that and the fact that Montreal are still pursuing options, maybe tells you that they they want to have confidence in him. But maybe not quite there yet. That same order houses relationship with the defenders especially because for him to play this game. If he actually end up in playing you need to have great confidence in your goalkeeper and in your back line, and they need to communicate really well in order to through. Yes. And that is a very good point you read. But then again, it seems like any option, but Montreal actually decide on is going to prove to be the Saint of the same thing. Mexico has yet to make his pro debut, and he yes, he has been working with the guys with never in that kind of competitive environment. If Montreal bring someone in he's gonna have to learn in two days how to play with with guys that he's never met before. It's kind of a damned if you do them if you don't situation from Montreal. There's no there's no real easy solution. Is bit of a catch. When you don't you. Don't know exactly what. Expect from a from that. I just a very very tricky situation. But I don't see how they could get out of. I don't see how they get out of that completes on skated by they have to extremely careful defensively they have to put in a crash course in in patient between the defense and their goalkeeper. I it it to be if America manage to a couple of goals and Montreal could look back and say that was the that was the main the main reasons or let's go to something a little bit more positive here. Fifty nine tickets fifteen thousand tickets sold and other saying two thousand more are opened up. What is the buzz like they're in Montreal around this game? You've been there into being convict your whole life, and you've been covering the same for a long time has it ever been this buzz worthy? So to speak. No, I don't think it has never as buzz worthy as it is right now, I I was at not necessarily the best Ramadan. But still I was at at the do Canada off the national broadcaster in Montreal this morning and the CONCACAF Champions League trophy was in wasn't studio. And every everyone wanted to take a selfie or picture with with the Cup. But everyone very careful not to touch. The don't want to jinx anything people care about the impact people care about what's going to happen to them this Wednesday night when they face many of the big O two thousand acres more that brings the capacity to sixty one o four six months four tickets that they can sell and that would if they sell them, which I think they will it would break the record would set when Beckham and the L E galaxy came here a one. One draw and twenty twelve that crowd was sixty. Once six thousand eight hundred sixty people that you just just go past that record. And the fact that you want you all sold out that first sheriff thickets giving before the first leg in America shows, you how much people are into this run. They want jobs. They want to be a part of again, Montreal let's make history and people here want to be part of visits really want to they want to be part of. Title for Montreal Tremblay. We'll be on the ground with us covering this thing on Wednesday. You can follow him on Twitter. Find all his work MLS soccer dot com. Ali we'll see tonight, man. Thanks for your time. Thank you. Thanks to via Tremblay for joining us here to talk about the impact on Marshall coming up in just a second club, America. But it's the goalkeeper guys. Do you go with John Smith's? What can you do in this situation? Given the choice. You're you're all in with John Smith to me. I think it's been what's it done to a psyche to hear all the speculation. Probably not. It's not good. I don't know his mental makeup. Some people was his motivator gets gets them revved up. I just don't know that it's a that west. I want to be doing to your goalkeeper acting. There's no sense of certainty. Yeah. You need to go with him. I mean, if he at least has been training with the group, he knows the players probably the chemistry's that great bushes. But you know, he's part of the team. He's part of the whole build up and he needs to Shang. If you build your roster now you've got to live with it. You mentioned it Chromebook signer chrome Rober cup-tied that is a tough one. It's really rearing its head right now. Of course, Medica got some questions of their own Tom Marshall here to help us answer them, Tom. How's it going man going good? Thanks, inviting me on glad to have you. Here. We need that expert on that side. We watched the classic oh this weekend. There was obviously more at stake for Medica than just the Seattle this week. They get a draw with us USA. What what do you take from this game? That now applies forward to the final on Wednesday. It was a strange game come America. I mean, really I was shocked the way the way the game when I mean really expected to make its kind of dominate possession. Stubble motto sin is in his press conference. After basically said, you know, sometimes you have to change you have to change a philosophy depending on your players. So I think that the main taken Tim's of look into Wednesday's the he will did of the finally mind despite this being you know, the biggest game in Mexico. I mean that was I think that that shows just exactly how much the contemptuously find those main to D'amoto surround on club, America's as an institution over goal scorer from leg. One of our Peralta. He did not play in this match. What does that say to you? Does that say that they're resting him completely for the second leg or say that there are lingering injury problems that that may yet make him a question? Mark game startling peak is gonna play. I mean metro said afterwards. The in the first leg of the finally was play. Leading more with his heart than he's Phyo condition. So I think that delta will will start. I mean showing we saw the difference in the first leg of the final half time out the Cayman at his thing. He brings that experience in personnel is welling two team. So I'd say I'd say he's definitely gonna stop and think pay around it was well, he was he was left on the bench against Jesus. And I think he's definitely going to be in. Impossibly Royal, but will not under present show about one at the same time, Tom we've just heard from Concha Cava. Evan Bush suspension was the the appeal was rejected by Concha calf. Is there anything from America's end that will give him a little more a little more tranquillity to the team in terms of not having Bush was pretty much big on the first leg. No. Yeah. I think definitely say. If I didn't like that. I think the from the Americas site, the moon news came but last Wednesday he'd been out for quite a while. And I think that was that was big for maybe it could be big on Wednesdays. Well, obviously Montreal don't have, you know, struggling for keeping visitors reports possibly, you know, they might begin somewhere. I'm not sure how America's in common. Not yet. But a accompanying gonna be too happy about that. But you know, within the rules within the rule. So so, yeah, I think it'll be an interesting one the term one of the things that I was hearing after that first leg, and you know, you're running around the press own trying to get quotes as much as you can was that a medico they weren't very respectful of the manner in which Montrose came out to play that game. What what is kind of been the general discussion Mexico on how the first leg went? And perhaps what that means ahead of the second leg. No, yes, specially moist ios go k prime minister experience guy, you know, national team behind him. So he's not the kind of person you'd expect to be coming out. And you know, being angry. And I think he I think he meant exactly what he said. And he said he doesn't believe Montreal played in that way should be jumping in the you know, they're gonna go to Canada, and they're gonna going to beat Montreal. And the, you know on another night in the first leg could have been five six Medica could have scored five six goals. So you know, it was quite provocative still. I mean, this this finals all about, and I think the I think there's a nice little bit of needle now. Obviously the Montreal side with the laser and so and the red cow decisions. I mean for me was it should have been two red cards that for America players, then from the America side, they got this thing where you know. Montreal sat thought they didn't even try an attack. And obviously they feel the play in a final. They wanted to team, you know, to command book, it is a similarity really we've we've lost season with San Jose and to Luca and you still to Luca really react to to Kennedy fence tactics. I don't know. I think it's I think the that San Jose DeLuca game was kind of a little blueprint San Jose didn't end up. Going three book, I think provided MLS team especially with the with a blueprint of exactly how Mexican teams don't necessarily like to be like to be played against. Now. We saw the Montreal players the second half, very run out of breath pretty much because of the altitude in Mexico City. Now, they come to Montreal, which of course, a little bit colder and they're going to play turf our official. Do you think that will be an advantage to Montreal? It's america. Practicing artificial turf this week to try to get used to it. Yeah. They'll be heading to Montreal. And then they and then they will be honestly is mottos in the press conference after the game. He was saying my players tired. I mean, it was really strange open about it. He say place about games, you know, to manage them is difficult. We've gotta travel now an it was kind of negative. I mean, I don't know how the play is took his words, but it is also true. I mean, you know, the turf is obviously an advantage for Montreal disadvantaged America, even aside from you know, from since you know, eleventh of April when when monk show played Houston dynamo America played two league game Simpson. So they played you know, mid week and then we can mid week weekend. And obviously the classical on Sunday yesterday was just must if I mean the pressure leading up to that game is really is intense. And I think the disadvantage in terms of. I think America tell you the Montreal about these days to prepare of watch the game yesterday American play the different style at your style. So definitely thing isn't advantage. I mean America of been in three of the full Mexican finals and the teams reached the final because of the two season two seasons begin, you know, you don't really get much break get to two weeks. So I think these medical players now a love move being in both quite a bit of time feeling the effects of fatigue. I think we we've seen that. Engage. We sold on Sunday against Jeeves. The second of American know is dipped in performance shortage storylines here, Tom you mentioned the fatigue the goalkeeper situation. Montreal MLS I league max there's a lot to go on here. What's the expectation of this result down in Mexico? And what do you think going to happen will will the mantra impact walk away with their first ever title? I think the it makes everybody expects a medic win. I mean. Any delta just think historically, even when things are going against the Mexican team the money smell to combat personally, I think is going to be very difficult because of that the tiredness factor, I mean, and the fact that America just haven't fired the season. I mean on paper to me Medicare is the best team in Concha. I don't have any doubts about that play for play. But the minute so many problems going forward with confederate Lincoln well with Benedetto, some western came up time in the classical ease probably the most people America's right now. So I don't know. I think I think I'm gonna go for a Montreal extratime or penalties. Very much overtime penalties. Impact fans will be awfully happy to hear that from Tom marshy can check out all his work at ESPN dot com or on Twitter this game. Remember wednesday. Eight PM eastern ODI moss. Fox Sports to will be behind mantra. It certainly seems that way. Now, it's up to them to get a r-. Result. Thanks so much for your insight. How fun watching the game and good luck as the season goes on. Then Jake, thanks for the meal a little bit shocking there from Tom Marshall. He is with me the smart ones. I guess we'll probably maybe this mart ones. We'll see come Wednesday night. Of course, remind you eight PM eastern in the US. You got a bevy of options. Fox Sports to Houdini. Moss report up in Canada, TV, sports and sports net. One simon. Does it surprise you that Tom who knows so much about Mexican soccer with America? Sorry, what with Montreal automatically saying America? Tom knows knows the icing game better than anyone that we know. But I believe that there is right now in the media and the Mexican media this general consensus America, they're all down on a medic in the in media circles. But to me you look at the roster and the quality's quality, you can't dispute quality, and I believe they're the reigning champions in Mexico. So I get the negativity surrounding them right now. But in the big spot, I think talent will rise to the foreign and I just see their weapons, and I'm scared there, you gotta they're scared key here. Diego has to be a yet. The he is is the key for Montreal. You know that they're going to have to score a goal in this game. I kind of mentioned nil nil. And how it would be this famous result. Well, I don't think there's any chance of that happening. So do we see these best here? He's turned down America. He said no to them before. I went to the impact he needs to shine as he did in the first. Twenty thirty minutes of the game in sticker, if he doesn't then I don't think when all has anything or any chance to create anything specifically ICO doors running with the ball and not really building up yeti needs the needs to hold the ball with. We're talking with Simon the last week bef- after the game that he needs to be able to hold a bull more and just not just give it away. I understand that. He was very tired that the altitude in sticker was was a lot for him. But here's a he's at home. He's the player the spotlight's on him. He has a chance to become the first player ever in history to win two continental championships in less than a year, which in at least in this continent, which is tremendous and he has a chance he's he has a great opportunity to go to the club World Cup, which he wasn't able to answer. So I think I mean, it's his chance to as well to shine as well as John Smith or whoever or starts opportunity of a lifetime for there's. No doubt. I'm pretty sure. Even though he's going to be. Maybe. So maybe we'll extension from the pope could he behind the macho impact they need all the help. They can get you know, the game time eight pm on Wednesday watch that thing let us know what you think we'll be back on Thursday to discuss all of it. That's it. Let's move onto the mailbag. We'll see in just a second. You're encouraged to Email extra time at MLS soccer dot com for tweet at extratime radio with any comments questions orientations. Hey, this is Frank yellow from the Chicago fire, you listen to extratime radio. Radio with the guys pretty loud. It's not metal Mondays. But. Thursday. He'll say, sir years. I want Thursday somehow. Yeah. This is good stuff. White long for you scissors in the year. He was in the air. Yes. Just you're comparing this to just. Just general judgement of my musical, choices scissors year. That's I love how I do the same thing. I take sayings in other languages and just translate them. They sound great in Spanish, what's the the hit us? Okay. In both ears. Just one year. I mean, it's hard to go to the fortunately weren't stereo when something really grates that years. Oh, that's a good question. And. Yeah. There's not only one. It's definitely not scissors in the years as great as actually a pretty good one James from walkaway New York sitting about C C L guys. It's been awhile since I emailed, but he's doing so because he disagreed with something Alexi Lalas said on FOX surprise their people feel that way level actually that's part of his stick. I guess he said that he would not be in favor of Montreal attaining a new goalie for the CEO final veal loan personally. I don't care how they do it so long as they win. They could cheat. I don't care. I just wanna see them less team wins CCOO love to hear your guys starts the goalkeeper issue heading the final. We didn't really move this point. We didn't really talk about whether it was right or perhaps wrong. We should explain what it is. That was being rumored. I don't think people stressor. Okay. The river was that Sean Johnson would be loaned from the Chicago fire to the mantra impact. And rumors were that the fire were okay with this. Shawn Johnson's okay with this. Of course, Frank class, the former head coach over there at the fire. It struck me. As something that would rhyme with small Smit when I heard it. I thought that that is just out of the realm of reasonable possibilities. A Kaga half should ever allow the people to change rosters in between legs of a final? But hold on right now the roster rules allow for that. Sure. Sure. But I don't think that should. So you're not you're not you're not circumventing the I'm saying right or wrong here and what I think should happen. I don't think that that should happen. I think that you go in with the roster you have to a final, and that's it. And I think it would Furthermore BBS if other team loaned player for a limited amount of time over I did just it would just feel feel a little bit too team. I agree with the person writing in because it's not it's not sheeting. Now, he's not, but he said, do whatever. So Mexican clubs back when they started to go into Cup other dollars. They would do that. So they would get headed get the on loan for two months. Just to get them through the battle. Terrorists. And no one better than I I don't know if they still do it. I don't follow the Rogers. I don't think they do. They do that anymore. No, they didn't do it for Thursday used to do it for club World Cup. So putt Yuka would be at the club World Cup. I distinctly. Remember, how did get going joint that you at the club World Cup when he was a Santos player. It was it. Was it sounded whatever you need to do to get your. But that to me is different than taking one game one decisive game of a final and bringing in a player for just like a week. If you do it early if you do it early enough at this late stage, you can't do it. Okay. To me the window windows passed now for right around Diego, which side you fall here. I don't like it personally. But you know, the Roussel out for that. Then just go for it. Like, the listener said whatever it takes to win win. But just win mantra impact will try to do just that. No one's going to remember the starting goalkeeper. That they are are if it's going to be controversial like that. It will be it will be. Unless I'm only. Tim Howard wasn't goal. Will it be Shawn Johnson came out there, and we're just robbing from the coin or events going on case? And then the goalkeeper ends up being the the one who gives you giving scenario goalkeepers the hero. It could be mantra winning two nil. And the golden for Sean. For Sean Johnny could follow over maybe John Smits with over himself knock on wood. We'll see what nothing from the radiator back there. So I don't think either of those things are going to happen Rudy from Orlando city. We talked about their attacking options. He says morale is pretty low within the supporters. He thinks they need a forward. He throws out Miroslav closer as a as a potential person. Who who would you? Let's go like dreamland 'cause you know, Orlando we're gonna make some moves this summer when it comes to strikers, you just hope the capture them to do it has to be Brazilian. I personally like pub. No. He's too old already. I think he's way passes prime. He doesn't have that rhythm anymore. He played with Kokos and Sao Paulo. But I don't know. I don't think that connection works any more. He had like two goals in a year and a half. So. You you need someone like Colin Laron, but with more experience essentially because you need the Atlanticism especially because I think their best look is the lone forward. And so in that case, you need a guy who can hold lineup. Bring back Ryan Johnson. Where that's actually a great idea. That's a great idea. You listen Adrian hates Ryan Johnson. Go to China or wherever he's at and pluck them out bring it back. We'll see how that works for you. Charlie half field. He likes Simon's comedy also fused with McCoy's on a regular basis. He says maybe should come up with go. He said he liked this comment. I don't know the context you can explain to me, quote, maybe we should come with better goal celebrations. Then he says the worst one he ever saw planning for the Austin, Texas, PD L team many many years ago the opponent scored against them and then eight or nine players ran over in front of their bench Austin's benched. Did the train thing, you know, with the hands on the feet and the ankles and then lifted up and peed on the opposing bench. Nobody got a yellow card for that one. So I just the context here. What were you guys talking about when when it comes to celebration? Well, because everyone's up in arms about yellow cards being given for players who lift their shirt up and show messages, and whatever the message. I'm all for the rule that says don't do that. Because I think if you get into the business of policing messages. What are you gonna have at department in setup? And every league around the world this stuff, you can't. So I I'm with the L come up with better, creators. You don't have to put your thing up. I agree with you got gotta do it. And I think you're right spot on without saying, look, we don't know what you're gonna put on there. We can't make this general rule. It's gotta be hard and fast last at least Mark had in Greenville, South Carolina. You might remember this guy. We talked about him a bunch because he had a conundrum he had tickets via his wife to San Antonio, US Mexico. He didn't know who to bring he was trying to decide if I remember it was his wife. It was his brother in law, and it was his good friend who loves soccer. But probably wouldn't have the financial means to get it done. He says let me begin by saying my wife was extremely encouraged to hear the extra time listeners were in support of her going to the game. Unfortunately, she's couldn't get away from work. So it was a guys trip. He said she really wanted that from him. But he thinks he'll be able to talk into some future games down the road. He took general please, Simon Borg's advice. He brought the brother-in-law quote, unquote family. I a lot of a lot of soul-searching, but that's the not came to. And then he says they did it this way. They joined the local chapter the party. They did the pre-game festivities. They did the March the match learned all the chance they didn't sit in a oh, but they were allowed most the game. He gets this text from his brother-in-law when he gets home quote, thanks for a great experience. Soccer may now be my favorite sport behind college basketball. Boom, he's babysitting. Anytime you call them anytime you call him. He's he's in front on the doorstep. There you go babysit, and let us know anything about the final. That's it here on Monday. We gotta get outta here. Check us on Thursday.

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ExtraTime Radio: Nigel Reo-Coker (Montreal Impact), David Ousted (Vancouver Whitecaps), Matt Pavlich (OPTA)

"The I don't like this business of preaching fans. Calm down at soccer soccer anything. I got a lot of. Matt of you in the stadium watching on TV. The guy's not good enough. Just not good. I don't know. If you're you're big in New Year's resolutions. But you know, wondering if maybe you pledge to come out of your shell little bit thousand fifteen his knee off. Welcome to extra time radio leading you into a week that I think has the potential to be historic and that is obvious. I think it's an obvious statement with David Goss. I'm Simon Borg David this first leg of the Concha CAF Champions League coming up on Wednesday nine eastern on FOX sport to foxsports to and only Maas TV sports to in Canada from the Mexico City club America versus Montreal impact. Do you feel? It has the same buzz that rail Salt Lake versus Monterey had back in twenty eleven. I don't think I don't think. So not in the circles that I've that I'm in. And I think part of that is I think America looks like a steeper test in Monterey did at the time. Think part of that is part of it that are S L was playing better in MLS up time than Montreal is. Now, Trump was the last place team just a few months. So I I think that all factors. Into it. And I think also people are burned because they got so into the oursel- one, and they got burned in the end, and everyone was making videos, and we are a cell and then burnt, so I think everyone's a little more tentative this time. If you see Montreal put up a decent results Amaro, then all of a sudden going into one next week sixty thousand people you're gonna you're gonna feel it. You're really gonna feel we're we're gonna help you set set you up for this game. We have Nigel Ryoko kept of the Montreal impact. Joining us from Mexico City. We had we have Pavlovich an expert from op too on club America to fill you in on what that team is about. And from the standpoint Vancouver Whitecaps at the top of the table. We're going to have David to explain how exactly they're doing it. But I I mean, let's go back to this. I think club America are vulnerable. And I actually would make the argument that Montreal get them at a very good point. They're coming off a four no loss in league play at home against at over the over the weekend. There's I think. A good deal of pressure on them because it's another four nothing loss under their new coach mottos and we remember America defending Mexican league champs next weekend. They have this classical against chief us, so they have that they have an eye on. And I think they may be looking past Montreal see this. And this is not Montreal is not edited Yano. They're not a punching bag. Montreal are coming off a rested weekend, they postponed their their home match. They've been in Mexico the altitude you would assume is not going to impact them as it has passed clubs. And I think mantra will use the fact that they are the underdogs in this one because I don't know mentally how club America will react. Yeah. If the game doesn't go there. I think that there's a few different ways of looking at a lot of times. I look at it with Mexican teams playing American Canadian MLS clubs, and I think that it's better if they're overconfident because when they get hit in the mouth they react a little bit. But America's team in Mexico City Azteca where fans turn on them quickly. We've seen fans whistle and boo than we've seen fans. Whistle and boo. The Mexican national team they're even against the US. They cheered for run. All Dino in the last game when he put them up four zero. So that's pressure. This is a chief team while that's in first place. So that game on the weekend. They have to be looking forward to. I think the nerves will be a little bit tight. And I think you'll see that if Montreal compla- confident, and I don't think they're gonna lay down like Arianna did because last time America lost four zero. They went in and played piano and dental six nil in Mexico City. I don't believe that will happen to Montreal. Because what I've seen in this gap run. They are composed. Even in those difficult circumstances. We've seen that other teams crumble they have really held strong. So let's let's get a look into what Montreal are thinking with the captain Nigel real coca who joins us from next city. Thanks nigel. Nice. I understand. You just got done speaking to the Mexican press curious what the what the best question you got in that scrum. The question was. How how how's it feel to play? Now that stadium. And what's your laughing as if that answer should be obvious? Yeah. These AK dream about the fact that you're claiming affect your stayed in a normal league. And this is the final diva moments that you dream about when you're young child to playing such big games and such historic faded. And obviously in English history. Stay with hand of God. I'm so they do you plan on walking the path maters, Donna toke, or what what how do you experience the stadium with that background and for those who don't know Nigeria Coker being English. That was a moment in time. I wouldn't call special though, right? Nah, not so much. Historical moments in football. And have you have you gotten taken into stadium yet? Or have you got that chance that happens Tuesday? Avance choosed. I saw tomorrow's taking stadium and into see. We'll not gonna cheat in the history of where we're playing, you know, hopefully to the guys would focus on board and take in. It's a great opportunity for us to make history ready made history by the final and believe, you know, we're good enough to win this competition makes extremely remembered forever. Nigel big part of what's going to happen in the game on Wednesday is the L tude a lot of people bring it up when you're playing in Mexico City. They also bring up the smog and the impact that could have. But definitely L toot. Do you know yet or their tests that the team does to say, hey, we're now officially adjusted? I wouldn't say that we got any more. So of you know, I mean if you look at the the joint typing so far to get in. We're fortunate enough to come in so long ago play Pachuca, you know, we're staying out. So we're basically Mexico City and from us being early against the traffic and giving us the advantage. You know, we don't really feel out that you too much. It doesn't seem to be much difference. And we're looking forward to you know, he's gonna be tough game. But we just have to play small rafters ace educate. And did you feel against Pachuca that you guys were physically there that whole game the whole ninety minutes or did you feel like maybe you lost your legs a little bit? And that's something that you guys can try and change for this game. Yeah. The game is always look different difficult because in the situation as we just five preseason or the same kind of in preseason out secure, you know, again, ready full core finals of champion regain so difficult situation for us, but we might to get through about and we played, and you know, different now from how we are when these earlier Nigel your opponent in this one club America they played in league play over the weekend. You guys had you as we're off in Mexico City. Did you get a chance to go? Watch Reynolds play. Now, we didn't get a chance, you know. We just wanted to concentrate on our game. You know, it's a shame that you know, football negative was there, but we didn't get a chance to go. We choose toes to relax and get our mind focused on our own game and just concentrate too much seen as mind just the United Mexican, and well, what more their occasion, could you want more of that? Would you wanna face the league final subsidy story stadium? The main thing is making sure these guys in the team are just focused enjoying the whole experience experience. Possum by not worrying so much about anything else when his picks it's just about enjoying the whole experience and making sure that they form to the best of their own abilities. So did you guys get a chance to watch the game on TV perhaps? I mean, you know, what finished four nil for cadet that Ronald you got two goals. But did you did you watch it on TV? And if so did you pick up anything from from how they play. What's your impression of them? Yeah. We got to watch the game. You know, what I mean for me, I'll think of a false game. Because I don't think they really gave it through account of what they're about whether they think more of the Champions League game. And then they were the league we did get to watch it, you know, and you know, who Mexican the play of down the middle and renowned for going wide and using wings to get crossing the box. They like to go direct and doing one two's. But if they take you tricks, you know, they comfortable than these players, but one of the ones and not play on. Did you know we've got some very fos individuals in our teams and good individuals can good one on one situation. So you know, it should be very open game. And last time they played in Champions League already on or they want six zero the weekend before they also lost four zero coming out of this game. Their coach sent a revenge will come on Wednesday was his quote, what are you guys? Think about that. Nice gray. It's what we want. You know, let them come out. You know, they're going to be aggressive, and we expect that hung team. Have to be aggressive at the same time. He just be patient. We have to be patient shape. They focus a lot communication on the pitch. And I'm sure a little bit have enough achieve them on the break. Now. It's no secret. You guys you said you're gonna hit them on the break. What is a good result though for you guys? What do you think is a good result going into Mexico City? I mean. Difficult one to say, you know, he's pretty like this getting isn't going to be one in in one leg three-legged as long as we keep ourself in Anki also involve and keep those in the game. That's a good result. And where for this game. You talked about the magnitude of it doesn't rank in your career. He played an FA Cup finals and UEFA Cup where where does this game stand? This is definitely the, you know, these champion Lee. Played in England, obviously in those what's champing watch league now and a funny situation of they was resorting crescent, even we're watching the Champions League game to and Roma Drake lay of the guys that you're what Trump week this made the equivalent of the same form in the final, you know, about playing the finding of the same for them. And so to me it's up there, you know, drink country. I never really imagined the end of the United happen the way, you know, like I said against crop America. And this is something that accompli- what? And it's not a great experience able to keep take with me for the rest of my life, and Nigel what makes it even more special. You're the captain of this Montreal team. And you're one of their new acquisitions, I don't know if anyone ever got a chance to ask you how to the whole captaincy even come about with them. I have no idea about I think it's probably going big. I mean, I've been fortunate my career, you know, pretty much every I've been of captain, you know, and some people say on the natural. Indeed. And the things on the experience I've gathered throughout my years, so far I love the pasta on the knowledge and experience, I always hope these young players to try and understand the gay and development cells is, you know, get in thinking about the game and just playing the game for the sacred. You know, help to become players understand what's expected of different levels and different stages of their careers. So essentially was frankly is coming up to you and saying Nigel I like what you're about your my captain. Here's the armband. He didn't really say much to really just kind of gave it to me. I think that you know, they know me well from my time in the league so far and from how vocal line and how I mean address room, they'd be research. And they just thought that there was someone I need to to they out something that was needed at this club. You know, this moment, I'm not one of the questions. We always get one of the things everyone always wonders is the differences between playing these away games and Concha calf in Central America. Coast three in Mexico City compared to maybe the experience in Europe in away games for whether it's qualifying with the national team or in European competition. Can you give us a little bit of what the differences have been? Maybe what's tougher an easier on either side. I mean, if this because obviously doesn't you have to deal with mostly South American after out that you as you have to deal with what you're eating what you drink in. You know, when you know, these people they're very passionate about their football. It's always tough place to come. Sometimes the referees make easy for you. So, you know, it's going to be difficult environments difficult overhead always the sport. It's it's a way of life. You know, the European side of things could change it. And again, it's a very technical over in Europe. It's also become a lot more physical while. Hey, it's more so technique more than anything, you know, they like to play some people say hockey in Europe. Sometimes things can be very direct. You know, there's a lot more variety of the teams and countries play in your competitive while all across South America, very open, very individualise. I'll say times where you know, teams of comfortable the players one. On one, and you know, some possession baseball Niger last two before we let you go. And thank you for your time would give us the one moment though to follow up on David's question that you would never see in Europe that happened to you. I mean, we hear so many legendary stories of fans doing crazy stuff and locker rooms things appearing locker rooms give us the one thing in the travel so far that stood out to you. Honestly, anything the moment. I think probably from now to tomorrow, maybe something else my crazy. So my forget about two on that one. Just wait to see well tomorrow and Wednesday bring one of the legendary things we always hear about Central America's they're Penan tendency to throw bags of urine around have you experienced the urine so far. I've an extent ear in. But we did experience. Costa Rica is huge we get ice cubes and shoes for house than if you other things on the outside. I was Dave and experience. And we if you're following mantra, the mantra Twitter feed there is there are photos of Nigel with the is that your own personal chef who traveled with you to Mexico City. Yeah. That's the club shifts, very friend of mine of helping him out. Yesterday, bought decent steaks off your dinner, and that's really important. No to have your guy. You mentioned the diet. When you go to these international countries important to keep the diet the same as that that was that part of the game. Yeah. Definitely. So what about ration- like, I said, you know, when you come to these nations, you're gonna really know what to expect? Sometimes, you know, the the food quality how fresh food is all these complaints in preparation for for final. You know, you before when teams travel to places and then the whole team full sick the day before the game on two days before the game. So you know, if you can handle the situation and have all these situations your personal than you know, you can take that very good Nigel. We'll have a whole continent that will be watching you guys all of Mexico will be watching for club America. But the US and Canada will definitely be behind Montreal on Wednesday looking forward to this one Niger real coca. Thank you for your time. Appreciate it. Thank you to Nigeria. Coker? We look at the other side club American. We get the low down from up to analyst Matthew Pavlovich, he analyzes club with. That means he's watching the games. He's he's logging all their movements. And he. He knows a lot about club America Pavlik, also a coach for New York fusion youth club here in New York City, and I've had the pleasure of speaking Tim several times, I like his soccer mind. I think you're going to be hearing that name down the line and coaching circles met, thanks for joining us. I Nick's having a really nice thing to say, I'm not sure it's true. But I appreciate you are you are one of the minds I've worked with a lot of the guys at Optima and disad discussions with them. And you're one of the brightest minds that I know. So that's why we trust you with this club American als-. I know you've done you've analyze them for for Champions League. Correct. And Mexican league. Yeah. Yeah. For the last two or three years, I've analyzed them quite a bit. So I I know the teams I well, and I've watched most of the league games and they're both semifinal games in the champions. So we've established now the credentials there on his on his knowledge of club, America. Why are they jecklin high team? This year. I mean with their performances where they look like, they are, and they are the champions of Mexico. They look like champs than others where they show up and they're losing four nothing as they did over the weekend against cut that. You know, I think everything's about contact with the game. And I think put America is a team it's coming off defending champions. And then they hired a new coach until us with a lot of controversy about how that was handled. And then it several new signings and a hard time getting team to blend right? When it works like you said, it can be very very convincing soccer. But they also have games where they don't seem to go out. And then what tends to happen is they push one more players forward in there. Somewhat imbalanced. But they have so much talent that that it kind of works for them. But then they end up getting caught in transition. And then the more that they push. There's been several games would have given up late goals including this weekend Ronald going to and what is there? What would you say, what's their style? What do they do when they go? How do they go about their game? Well, they've changed formations quite a bit this year in order to combat personnel. The recently they settled on a four one three two if you wanna go by numbers they like to keep the ball on the ground and play short. And then when they get in the final third, they they trust the creativity of individuals. Are they really talented players like in place, and now down contro- can create a lot of dribble. And then, you know, very competent in issues and every day throughout that entire Benedetta. Who when they when I get played in the boss are pretty good at converting chances. No matter who's the number one weapon that if Montreal is going to get something out of this game. They need to shut this guy down to easy to say. Their goal score. The benedetto. I think there's just so much talent. And the other thing is we don't know, exactly. Who's gonna play this tomorrow rebe as an injury doubt? And so obviously Benedetto scored four in the last game. But one of the several of those are provided by great from contro- and me personally fan of the game the player that I like to watch the most is Ruben Sam place. A there's a great vine of the six nothing win of an actually disallowed door. It was probably incorrectly. Just allowed where he just does some unbelievable skills in the boss before he crosses it for another player to head in. And what he does to the two defenders. Just unbelievable skill. And I think a lot of fun to watch. And when he plays well tends to better where does some Wesson normally operated on the field. Just so fans can keep an he's number fourteen for the team. But where does he normally operate? The less wooded player. He likes to play in between the lines he'll drift across underneath the strikers. Normally recently, it's been to forward the head of him. He he can come up basically any way to get the ball and his movement at times can be just unbelievable the way he finds face. And then when he creates out of it, very crafty player and four fans for the fans famous fans looking at this game. Is there any sort of weakness that you think Montreal can exploit is there anything where Montreal strength, maybe matches up? Well with an issue for America. Well, I think that we've seen Montreal get this far in knockout rounds of the Champions League by saying very cautious play, and then trying to go and transition, and I think that club America is there going to be missing several centrebacks tomorrow based on the suspensions from the loss in Costa Rica. So both angles these spended, so Eric came into our who's that you've taught act and they've gotten some looks in the Champions League likely going to have to step in and putting Aguila, and that would be something watching whether you know, what dominant go speak and do against a young player who pretty highly regarded, but you know, it's it's going to be a begin to him in a big test. Is this do you feel a Medica is at their best? Are they the best team in Mexico? According to you are they at that level right now or hours much, catching them on the dip in form. Well, right now, there's quite a bit of turbulence around the club Rueben places where I mentioned before had said something that the kid of the fact that the fans are on grateful to the players and with all these spends. I think that if you wanted to have to if you have to play, you know, it's never gonna be fun. But right now might be a good time to do it that Pavlik many, thanks Pavlidis an analyst at opt, and he's also a soccer coach for New York. Fusion soccer club. Thank you for that. Incites gonna come in handy for us. Hey, I appreciate it. Thanks for having me author. We're just we consider ourselves waiting for you to finish the scoreboard on really teach everyone. How all the games? Wait till you see the scorebook. It's going to blow your mind, even your mind. I can't wait. Thanks that David now that we know both sides having heard both sides how calm more comments more confident. Are you feeling about? I think I think from hearing from Niger we Okocha from hearing how they're down there similar to put you in the way, they feel plus just getting their legs under them. I think I'm starting to feel a little bit more confident. I think this is a shaky America team what Montreal needs to do in this game is exactly what they had to do Pachuca and exactly what they had to alcohol and say they have to defend as a team they have to be composed and they're going to get one maybe two chances. They have to take them. They have in the past. So there's reason to believe they can do it again. This is going to be the hardest of the tests that they've had in CONCACAF champions. And I think it's gonna be really really excited. But this isn't this. What we we've always said is the difference maker that they have to go on the road for the first leg and then get the. Legged home now the statistic is going to be sold out. But the word is so will the big O in Montreal for that second leg. So they got to keep it close. We're going to now get into all the MLS action after the break stick with us. We'll have David stead on a little bit. You're listening to extratime radio and Sirius XM channel ninety four and MLS soccer dot com. We wanna hear from you. You're encouraged to Email time MLS soccer dot com for tweet at extratime radio with any comments questions orientations. Money and onto their money play has and the extra time like any. Back on extratime radio. Siriusxm channel ninety four. And I'm gonna Soffer dot com. Let's sink our teeth into what the weekend offered us in MLS. And I want wanna start because going in I told you that I felt that NYC FC was the team that had most writing on this weekend. They had two home games one on a Thursday one of the Sunday. And I feel like they really needed to make a statement to their fans. And get some points from the six vailable in the end. They get one against philli that I draw lose to Portland one nil on Sunday. You were at both games. David. What is your? I think we'd have to say they failed on the mission this weekend ended they ended. Well, even though it's a loss. They played better than they did. I think on Thursday and on Thursday. The most interesting thing to me, which not a lot of people are gonna want to hear what they were better in the second half in the first half and davick via came off at halftime. And I don't know if it's because he was hurt. So he couldn't perform to his level. But there seems to be that element similar to what we're seeing with the rebels from this year to last year with unreal of you have to pass. And when he's not there it starts to knock around a little bit quicker guys start to move switch position. He don't have someone who has that moment of brilliant, set ability. But but it's the ball seems. Move a little bit quicker. You just don't have finishing on this team. So no matter what you set up kyri Shelton had opportunities on Sunday night. But he's was the only one getting in position. I think else who who are your backups. Patrick Mullins should be that guy. And he had a couple looks as well. None of them were high opportunities. Tony Taylor got hurt early. So that percentage opportunities. Yeah. Tony Taylor kinda got that kind of threw a wrench in it. But they're they're a weakened team right now they have to DP's, and they're missing both of them mixed screwed wasn't on the field. So this is a team that struggling in terms of talent wise, and they're putting in hard performances, and I think it's tough to play in Yankee Stadium because we've talked about the dimensions and all the unique parts, but they can't get wins. They're struggling right now and probably should've gotten to ties of Twenty-one available points seven matches. They have six right now, they are in the outside looking in of this playoff picture. I went to Sunday's game. And what's interesting to me? The fans chanting for quavo Poku, if you haven't seen him, he's a real powerful midfielder who played formerly for the silverback. So that's an interesting to see. But I think you bring up a great point WVU, how does he fit you see him coming into the midfield a lot? So that's a debate that I think his absence is going to generate there. But if we're looking at the weekend, I think the big winners have to be across the river from New York City of see the New York. Red bulls atop the Eastern Conference. They are tied with New England on eleven points. But the red bulls continue to look like a real solid team. They knock off San Jose to nil made it look easy, in my opinion. There was a period of the game where San Jose took control. But you were at that game as well. And New York never looked troubled. They never looked worried. And I know that you think that they're the best team in the league right now. I think with what they're doing. They're they are but as an unit but in terms of team development. So the question is now once everyone figures out. What they're doing. Can they continue to beat teams or when they maybe have to push the play because teams are going to say, well, we're not gonna we're not going to try and play high. 'cause you're just going to press us. I think Vancouver has had that experience where they've had their successful style. People have responded to it and found ways to stop it. And then you as a team have to come up with plan B. So I think Vancouver's they're already this year because of what happened last year and the red bulls we're going to have to see what happens throughout the rest of this year Vancouver coming away with what you can argue was the biggest win of the weekend on the road at real Salt Lake. We know what a tough place it is to play there. They come away with a one nil win Darren mattocks getting the goal late in that one. And we're gonna get into Vancouver. And what's going on this special vibe in Vancouver? They are on sixteen points. They have played more more games than most teams in the league eight games and on the line with us from Vancouver. David hosta joins us from Vancouver. David. How's it going? Good. How you guys David hosted the most popular man in Salt Lake City. I hear. Yeah. Think I'm up for honored citizen for those who don't know dividends was getting some grief from the public about what they were accusing you of faking injury of delaying the game. What was what were they what were they arguing? I think they're. They thought it was a little bit slow getting those go kids kicks off. And I just think they're getting tired of me keeping the ball out of the nest David which city have you gone to where the fans have been most most rowdy and have targeted use. Specifically. So place. We normally go there, and they're not they're not my biggest fans there. But it's it's it's all fun. I enjoy playing those games. It just motivates you. And and get you going. Well, david. Here's the Vancouver Whitecaps. You guys are top of MLS leading the league. If I came to you after that defeat to start the season against Toronto at home. Would you believe that you'd be in this position here few weeks later? I like to say, yeah, I think they confidence this team is is baked if year, and I think we we feel that we can we can play against the best that said, we're very aware of of the hard work. We have to put into to stay up there and keep improving because we had some very good moments to season already. But we also had some some good ones. You talk about the first defeat we had at home. And we need to be consistent. If you wanna stay on top. And personally feels like you're having your best season of your three now. In Major League Soccer. Why is that? I'm of the season. Like I did last season. I got him some extra work and the off season. And I got a lot of confidence going into the season. And a big part of of the success right now is is hard working and the hard work with with marriage. The the goalkeeping coach, and how did you end up in Major League Soccer in the first place? I was I was playing in Denmark in and I wanted to to gold rod and options in Europe. But then rank kuri came with an offer that I thought was both on and off the pitch local exciting and a wanted to to be part of the club in and the the way forward, and this called has has gone a long way insured period. And I think that the future looks bright. But how how do they even find David? How what did you do to get there on the radar? Did you maybe speak to some players? I know you played for several clubs where in Scandinavia were Americans have played like how did the contact come about? I think Mary is new me Nimeiri Scandinavian as well. I think he has the scouts in around getting the navy, and and I talked to Charlie Davies, actually who's. New England Revolution right now we played together. And then Martin, and he just said that it was a great league to come over to and and great place to live over. So I thought that it was a great album unity for me and marries contact me. I thought the whole project that they had here was was exciting Maria's for those who don't know is one of these coaches in Vancouver. And one of the when people think Danish goalkeeper is in MLS, they think Jimmy Nielsen did you have any contact with him about coming over here? And how would maybe fit your style? I didn't talk to me, but I saw Jimmy playing over here. And I saw most in first and foremost, how happy or over here, and even in Danish media, he had a got a couple of stories of how happy was cleaning MLS and inspired me to take the step in and come over here. Are you happy David? Oh, yeah. I'm I'm very happy. Both meaning the family are well-situated here and then enjoying living in Vancouver back to the Whitecaps David the formula. I think for success that we've noticed the Whitecaps have here's at home you play a wide open style, arguably greatest show on turf in MLS, and you play that entertaining brand. Then you go on the road. And it is what you guys typically call on your coach professional where you just you be defensive. I and then you trust one of your game breakers to decide the game. And it's been successful for you is that is that essentially the. Formula have I boil it down to to that. Yeah. I think sh we show this year that like you say at home, we play from some very very good soccer and attacking minded, I will say that the the idea of the call that we want to go and play the away games in the same fashion and wanna go forward, but it has to be a balanced between being sound defensively and knowing when to go because a lot of the places we go places to play. We saw the whole game that they're really good. And and good on the ball. And you need to be found festively to get the ball. And then go and attack and the game. But I think you boil it down to what's been successful for us so far, and we'll still trying to evolve that place, especially on the David no one. I think can argue with where this team is that in terms of placement in the league standings and also based on performance from game to game the one game. The one aberration is San Jose. What what happened in San Jose? You guys law. That game. And didn't look good either. No, I think I think you saw fatigue in that game. I think you saw that the the energy levels weren't where there was to be. And that costs that game not taking anything away from San Jose in that game. But I think we were below the standard that we want to be in that what I talk about. When I say we need to be consistent that that level of play half to be there every game that consistently has to be their game. If you wanna stay on and for your team you guys had a good year last year. It didn't end the way you want it. But there was very up and down. What have you guys taken maybe from last year to help you guys play so much better this year any influence from last year that that has had on this season? I think especially a lot of young guys last year learned a lot from the season. We had like you say it was a little bit up and down. And no one this year that going and we need to have them and Taliban to to keep at it throughout the season. And not have those those big slumps. What are we not playing good or not getting results if we can stay consistent the season out? I think there's a bright future David be overstating this. But I think in terms of belief on this team belief has to do with consistency you consistent when you really can believe, and I think a top view video watching him play for you guys. I think he's injected the team with belief in terms of that you guys know at any time he can get a goal for you guys. Is that is that a fair statement? Oh, yeah. Definitely your think mentality right now, the never say diamond Tyler we had some some ninety min goals that the one of some games and views then great for us. And that belief is is important to have. We know that even though it's no nil in the naive, and we can go and get that win. And that beliefs is shown throughout the team and David for your coach coach Robinson. Now, a second year would maybe as the growth of the differences that you've seen in maybe his style or the environment around the locker room from this year to last year. I think call all ready show laugh you that. He's he's a great great leader in and wants to give the young guys a chance to come in and play. He's good at that team management of keeping everybody happy and keeping everybody motivated, and I think this year he's learning as well that the tactical part of it is getting even better from inside as well. He changed it up and fall lake and credits him we got away with a win. So he's he's volving the teams involvement, and it's it's nice to CNN fun to depart of. But you gotta help them a little bit with Danish players. It seems like every position is coming from Uruguay. Yeah. Exactly. Yeah. I'm bring out the Spanish Spanish thickener and trying to learn some some words here's like in can kid be part of that the coaching staff tap into a little bit for that knowledge that you have from your time in Scandinavia. Yeah. Definitely if there's someone they're looking at Bill Bill come in and see me or even Marius like, I say marriage. This is from around there as well. And if there's players from they're they're looking at their they'll come in and ask and see how they are. And I try to mush possible going back to Robinson for a moment. What's what's what's the greatest? Call Robinson story that you can tell us maybe a story that really sums up what he's all about. He looks again from the outside like a players coach guy you want to go out and play four, and he has that charisma about him. What's what's a good? Call Robinson sore. You might have you guys. Look like you have a lot of great times in the locker. You know, and he's a great guy to work for and he's all about having fun as well. And every time there's a birthday here. We have tradition that they get a cold shower, whoever has the birthday in college in on that every single time. He he normally gets a team meeting going and gets the the victim sitting facing away from the guys who who are going to drench him in. And he goes on on on a ramble for for several minutes until we got started. And he eat all about the fun and keeping light. And that makes it a great environment to it's working and for your team right now. A we at least on this show people around the league talking to you guys talking about you guys as MLS Cup contenders. As maybe one of the favorites to take away that trophy support shield even supporters. She'll is that something that's going on around the team is that something you guys are discussing maybe something you guys were looking at coming into the season to shoot for. I think I think the cons. Very very high by also think that we need especially young. We are. It's a take it one step at a time. We played very well in the beginning. Now, the consistency part of it needs to to come in play. And and later on that's in place. I definitely see the going up there. But we still have a lot of work to do. We have a lot to to work on. But no, they're definitely something that everybody in this club the wants to be a contender and stay up there. But there's still work to be done. David. We talked about before how you guys looked like a fun team. And you're really a group full of of of interesting characters, it seems I'm curious from your vantage point who's who's who's the funniest guy in the locker. I'd say the funniest guy that he he's always got a smile. Always got some Spanish needs to go into this nNcholas mosquito. He he does his little band says he he goes on rambles, and and there. He's just a lot of fun say the the acquisition of a lot of these Uruguayans as put a pep in in the whole locker room, they they play their music. They do dances and everybody is also mile. So that that's the to be part of. No you on the other hand. I saw report up there in Vancouver. That said that the players they were doing some seven dwarfs skit, and they voted you grumpy because they said use the grumpiest on the team based on how you you know, you really get into defenders and really get after them for mistakes. Is that is that a fair assessment? I would say on the field. It's it's definitely fair. I demand perfection around me for myself and everybody around me and say that on the field office field. I think he's got a lot to do with. I'm not sleeping at all. With with the twins at home. And I told the guys whenever I come in and grump in the morning just because I didn't. So we have to be nice to me for those who don't know, David. Oh, said the father of a of two one year old twins has also three year old running around beautiful family. He does not look like the grumpy guy on Instagram that is for sure. So David what what Disney character? Are you? What? What character? Yeah. Monday to Friday, I mostly sleepy. Than that. You know, what that that's stuff? No, David happy. I'm happy as well. Grumpy is a good look though. I mean, if you have the grumpy milk, I think people people pay respect to that. So David thank you so much for tolerating are nonsense. We appreciate it and good luck for the rest of the season. Thanks vanity. Thanks, david. Thanks to David hosted there. And we look at the rest of the action over the weekend. Get DC Houston out of the way that finished one one. I thought Houston played DC another game where maybe DC gets out played Houston there on the uptick here. So that's an interesting team to want think they have a groove here going. You have New England going into Philly coming back winning two to one and you had L A on announced last minute goal. From Omar Gonzalez who came off the bench. He was involved in US Mexico in mid week. So they brought him off the bench. But he scores a goal lucky. Go out. And beat sporting Kansas City LA still though, not looking quite themselves. They didn't have Robbie Keane in this one that injury. Still leaves you asking some questions they had on. But at least they're getting the results. That's the difference with NYC is they don't have their full complement. But they're not getting the results LA if you could put yourself in a position where you get healthy. And then you can go on a run and still being a good position. That's what you need to do. The games are really caught. Everyone's imagination are the wilder ones where you had Colorado Seattle in Colorado Seattle winning three to one that was bit nuts because both sides were that was entertaining. Watch both sides creating chances the Rapids. They looked poised to score. Then goes ho, they hit the Seattle goes down the down the other end, and they score that beautiful Goba Martin's, which got a lot of attention. The mar- nagles goal was gorgeous those fantastic. So again, the attack I believe bails out Seattle once again, but that was a big win for them. Because colorado. Team that's turning it around. You had the rain thunderstorms in Dallas in Frisco, wreaking havoc with that game where there was a huge delay. What two hundred nine minutes, I think and they come back play two minute, go halftime halftime break. So and credit to the fans who stuck around and climb to them that plus hours in total reminds you of the baseball games have the ring delays there. You're at the stadium for hours and hours. But Dow's was up three nil delay, then they resume in the second half. Suboxone Giovinco singlehandedly bringing Toronto back into it. And he's a fantastic player when they get him the ball, David. I think they haven't done enough of that. When he is on the ball. He makes things happen more often than not. And I think part of that is they're not on the ball enough. They're defending in games. They don't have possession. You know share ruined. You know, Bradley are going to be able to knock the. All around. But with the way how shaky their back line is. I just think that they don't have the confidence to really hold onto into really let it play and let it flow. You're right. And I think he's starting to show why he was worth what they gave up for him. And he's still got a lot of time to really settle into the leak, but you can't go with your three d peas if you're if you're Toronto and be down three nil, and they put in a cabin in a really tough spot. He was the right back going up against Bianca steel. And because the burned him on the first two goals and then Toronto were chasing from there. They shifted the right back haggling to the tha leftback, which is obviously embarrassing if you're the player that's happening to but look the other wild one Columbus against Orlando. Three nil was the final score Rafael Ramos the right back for Orlando. Getting a red card after he didn't get a whistle that he wanted. So he went in and and long hard at. Waylon francis. Got a straight red over the referee was showing him yellow to begin. And then that really through the game. Yeah. Which looked like it was going to be not an even game. But the way Columbus places they possess Orlando's decent on the counter. They were okay with that. It looked like it was going to be similar to what you saw in Portland from Orlando. And that game told the threw it out of wack typical red card. They play Orlando did play better for the first five ten minutes while I would tend to throw the game out the window at that point because you know, because of the right card, you feel actually you come away really impressed with Columbus. I've been impressed with them all year, their style is so much fun to watch. They're I think they're right now up there in the top two three is fun teams to watch in MLS and they've gotten better than last year and getting Kamar 'grana at right back has been good in Muhammad. His not a player gonna talk about a lot, but will trap one of the stars of this team has been out and saieed has just slotted in perfectly and giving them another option. This is a team with a little bit of depth. They can lose a guy here or there and as long as. The rest of the team is still there. They can push forward. They lost people Guarini, and they went to Vancouver and picked up two points, and Ben speech played in the number ten role and played. Well, the one guy that can't lose KYW Kamalia at forward. He scores. A goal creates another. Columbus Crew, three points out of first place in the Eastern Conference, eight points from six games. And now, we leave our fun stuff. We move onto the fun stuff that we leave for you in the mail bag. That's coming after the break. You're listening to extratime radio on Sirius XM channel eighty four and molest soccer dot com. Want to hear from you? You're encouraged to Email time MLS soccer dot com for tweet at extratime radio with any comments questions orientations. This is nap orcher defender for the Portland timbers extratime radio where I have beef with Simon board. Doc for the final stretch of extratime radio on Sirius another recommendation on the two sons both of them were. So we've we've gotten some good stuff. This is my favorite segment in the mail Bank. And we start with H wheat by CBS LA at CBS LA is Twitter handle, and they tweeted a tweet that was subsequently deleted. If you didn't know there were two games from England broadcast over the air on NBC and FOX on Saturday morning, and their tweet two of the major over the broadcasters in the US or currently showing soccer what the hell happened to this country. That's weet may have gotten a lot of thumbs up about twenty years ago fifteen years ago, but this time they heard from their eighty thousand plus followers, and they followed up with a tweet that I also have an issue with we apologize for an earlier tweet sent in error. Yeah. You know, it wasn't. Scenario. It wasn't said. Yeah. But you have to give props to the galaxy. And Chris Thomas out there at the galaxy CBS LA tweeted celebration, celebratory tweet for organs island scoring and they tweeted about it. So galaxy said at CBS is tweeting about the galaxy. What the hell happened to this injury? So there was that little while Twitter happening if you missed it, I do you in Finland. So it's over right World Cup twenty eighteen golden boot potentially player of the tournament. I'm ready for it. We also got an Email here from Dan a quakes fan. And he said I thought twenty fifteen was going to be the year of the east New England playing league favourite Tf surgeon clubs Columbus in DC collecting winds. Instead, the west continues to rule the west has one hundred and one point compared to the east that has seventy two now the east has played less games because you've had Montreal you have had buys here and there so he said what's going on? He wants to hear the prediction. Yeah. The. And I was the one who said that this would be the use of the year the east overtakes the west Philly not starting out. Well, Toronto not starting out. Well, Montreal as you mentioned, then the expansion teams didn't come firing out of the gates. I think that was that those are the issues and DC's and wow ING anyone New England is coming on slowly. So there is not the buzz right now in the east, but that could change by the time the end of the season comes and we also have a fair amount of Jordan Morris. Emails what what are they prize? Yeah. Or a little bit here and there, but I think this one sums it up Carl in Somerville. And he said he's not particularly excited about Morris agrees careers. It looks like these youngsters have talent they might one day be mainstays. But you never know. And someone else could always come up and take their spot, but he did have one request which I wanted to read out and he said keep him posted on the Julian green trials and tribulations in Germany, extratime radio is my only source of info on him. And I'm not going to put any effort into following this story. So he's counting on us Simon. You think you can do that? I don't have any news Julian green. But I do have news on Jordan Morris. He's going to be part of the US under twenty three roster. That's going to face Mexico's u twenty three's on Wednesday at the LA stubhub up center in in Carson that game going to be televised eleven PM eastern on and you Diene. So when you're done watching club America, Montreal make sure to tune into that one. And we'll see how this what what twist. The Jordan Morris story takes we'll have everything from that game everything from the Champions League game. And we'll go over all of it later in the week. You're listening to extratime radio for now. David, that's it. It's going to be a good week. David Goss, I'm Simon Bork's next time.

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Guest: Justin Brayton

The Steve Matthes Show on RacerX

14:10 min | 1 year ago

Guest: Justin Brayton

"Welcome everybody the fly racing racer x podcasts presented by Maxon Starr's remote edition company for supercross guest newest the factory router Jus- brain what's up. JV sounds good I like that do not are into it I well we'll get into that first of all let's let's do this let's let's get and Honda supported me huge the very first year I went I remember calling Dan Bentley and saying hey man I've got this opportunity what do you think I'm not GonNa do it unless you guys support me with equipment and stuff and he jumped Troia with the Panera Honda team and yeah man talking you know you mentioned my schedule it's honestly I just got super lucky with Honda really globally American and so we basically decided to hold her back she would either be the youngest winner class or one of the older we decided to hold her back and be one of the older kids all over it so I actually called him a couple of weeks ago and just had a chat with him and thanked him once again are kind of starting this whole yeah do over their back to back and then I have three weeks off so I hit another hard training block and I feel like it works good keep racing I'm just a fan of racing honestly like back in the day in the middle of that right now where I worked pretty hard I duNno bootcamp it'd be the right word but similar something like something like that and actually go to California next weekend I'll go out there for a couple of weeks do some more prep and then we'll head Australia on October third and I'll be there a week before the first round so and then we'll have rounds one in got a time line that I feel like works for me now this is my fourth year doing it so you know I pick and choose some weeks I've got like a four week block before they Australia's stuff with at the beginning of my career I just wasn't good racer I was like the practice king and so the right then I'm like I'm going to try and do any race anytime anywhere it's really hard to start supercross in August and then still be fresh for January February then the later east coast around you know not go flat so pretty much I was right motorcross in my second week the beginning of my second week I'm like dude I feel good on motocross like I feel really good and I even had a wild hair like maybe I'll go to bud factory Honda for next year you're obviously seeing you rather bullfrog spas crt done really well for them. What's the first time you hear from and so I've been on super-cross two weeks or so and then two weeks before that I was doing some motorcross stuff and Brad with filthy club America and it's kind of funny I was be ready feel good like I'm ready yeah yeah it's been good I haven't done a ton of prep for this one just as things going a little bit late we are now now last year I did it scare to other feature story on this crazy schedule last year and all your air miles and everything else this year it's not as crazy but you did mention to me last year the now I might not do Australian next year kids are getting older was at a hundred percent thought yeah and a lot of that based on was my five year old going back to school no actually brandon and I talked to those guys every now and again it's not like I don't talk to him and we were just talking about I forget what on jump into motocross Morocco never works I came back on the F. Remember that really I don't remember that one what made the most sense was what's happening now and it's great for me I think at School for Jehovah to you know like that his guys possibly yeah I feel like I'd be so rusty day one for sure so now to do this program they're you know they're going to help me as much as they can and I think it's a win win for everybody is my prep they're hiring me for my results of past couple of years and for me to stay back to not do motocross for one and then stay back and just test the whole off-season the class Oh and now he's talked to several teachers and people we know in school districts and stuff and they kind of recommended that Yup gotta work perfect then now we can go back to Australia onto the F. I it it's so hard when you're not doing it we can weeks so as we've always said on the show you the best schedule in the sports racers to me because I I wouldn't do it unless I take the family going for that long and then flying back and forth I just it just wouldn't work the way that it is now so yeah going back to us would you know you you're killing it and so okay so you didn't do it for this one but then now kind of starts in Australia yeah so you know with my unique schedule it was it wasn't even about really writing for him we were talking about something else and then he had brought it up what would you think about this and I'm like so yeah but I'll go to Australia for the Honda Australia team and then when I get back in December then I'll be kind of officially that would be awesome like a dream you know and but I did have a contract with Jehovah so I'm like well we need to do it the right way make sure it's yeah and I think if it was my first year doing this program they would question it but I have a track record of it working and this is my fourth year doing it so I think they trust me offseason stuff that's awesome and they did those good for your pocketbook it's good for your racing you're gonna come to Anaheim ready as you have been the last few years but I didn't think Honda would let you do it you know or somebody that this may happen so it was this summer a couple of months ago three months ago called you like a Monday and then I did a motor with fill the next day on a Tuesday yeah I'm out I'm out he blacks out whatever gave it to Nova and there's just still yeah the process takes a long time getting approval from basically everybody involved and Mike was you know thankfully he was you weren't that happy with the bike that year were you a little bit no I love the bike okay I love the bike that the was awesome I it was hard for me to handle the pressure on US community even in the future for You Know Malcolm whoever honesty so I heard that was going to happen a while ago I didn't think it'd be any way that factory Honda will let you continue I'm in as long as I feel like I can get them what they want in a factory team deserves our sure but we'll see yeah I'm I'm definitely not ready to say Oh yeah one hundred percent ago really bad before I'm done Yep but also don't want to go out too early either I still love it I'm competitive if the opportunity presented itself Big Fan of really not standing as long as you can but also making sure you have the experience to jump to the because you can never go back and factor Honda in America in Geneva the first week of December would be my first race actually for them yeah it's it's it's it's a cool situation and it's unique enough to let me out of it but it's also going to stop that I guess I mean it wouldn't be being American partner with Honda thing is like that that was it genova wants to be a good it's my last year because then I feel like I'm already checked out might as well just be done now but not the last time you wrote factory Honda Two thousand well twelve one year there is this GonNa be your last year yeah I haven't really said that but let's face it I'll be thirty six in March young and I don't want it see quite what he's done but what team said Hey Justin Bogle your guy for supercross Benny you're gonNA write outdoors yet it's funny you mentioned that because when I was at jr because I put so much pressure on myself because you know it's kind of cheesy to say like the factory Honda

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ExtraTime Radio: Kei Kamara (Crew SC)

ExtraTime

55:05 min | 5 years ago

ExtraTime Radio: Kei Kamara (Crew SC)

"I don't like this business of cleaning the fans calm down. Greg at soccer. It's often. Anything else about? I got a lot of. Doesn't matter of you misstating watching the guy's not good enough guy. Just not good. I don't know if you're you're big in New Year's resolutions. But you don't wondering if maybe you pledge to come out of your shell little bit in two thousand fifteen his me off. On. We are here to provide the shoulder that some of you want maybe cry on after the Montreal impact failed to in their quest to get their hands on that Concha CAF Champions League trophy. They lose four to two club America in the Champions League. Final second leg. They finished runners up in this competition. I'm joined by David Goss. I'm Simon board. We will be joined later in the show by Kamara of Columbus Crew ac- we'll get into the weekend in the second Sigmund. But we've got to start with the Montreal impact. Andrew we'd be the host of the show was up there. We'll get him on in a little bit as well. David. I think we gotta thank the Montreal impact. Thank them for not only great run. But to me thank them for showing us in this edition of the Champions League. With all the debate that happens around the Champions League. Why can't Major League Soccer win? It is at the fact that Melissa's in preseason. Is that the fact that going to Mexico is it is it the schedule the schedule juggling to all the travel? No, it's now evident based on what Montreal has gone through that. The only difference is the number of DP's on the field. MLS teams have a maximum of three. And in my opinion. You look at that club America side, they had six or seven because that's what it comes down to. I mean club America's a great team as well club, America. That's why they're agreed yet. Also, I don't think that that's true. Because I think much y'all did show us that if you put in the time of the preparation it wasn't that travels irrelevant. It's not that you can fly into Pachuca and get a win. They went down. They put in the time. They moved their league games. They put in the time and money we saw to be down in Mexico to get experience to acclimate to really get comfortable. So is hungry to David the crux of the issue is that the Montreal impact had Ignasio Piazzi as their only real. I would say difference maker in the attack. Dominic d'oro has speed. And that speaking cause problems, but there's a difference between player that causes problems than a difference maker who can define the game. And Comerica has. Five of them in the attack. Yeah. I can't agree with you there outta Dario Benedetto Ruben some Weser who airing Intel I mean, they're four or five DP's, and I like that you can county that was a big moment there. I can't this you're selling a few guys short. But yet, I mean just in map is difference maker. He wasn't there. He was hurt. If if when rebate Peralta was hurt they didn't score a goal without him on the field. So there are Benedetto. You're talking about the first leg they had a bunch of chances. If she didn't score them off night for I disagree. I think he struggled with the loan pressure of the defense when Pearl to wasn't there for Simone tomorrow to focus on did look like a handful together. Because I mean, you look at the run of goals in a row and now we can get into the game as well. But seaman smart. Neither of them are nearing Peralta. They're just a step late, and they get split by the two forwards, and they don't know which one to follow that. That was that was rough. Let's get into it so much all the lead eighth minute. Unbelievable. It's unbelievable. They're up to one on aggregate, and they had a crowds going and everything everything went perfect. And this thing that the players are spirited, you can tell and then, but in the back your mind, you know, America still in it. They're just a goal still go away didn't really change much for America had to go there and score goal that didn't change with Patsy scoring. But then in what the twenty six Romero scored Romero skirts Yati, I apologize. Yep. Petty started the play Romero scored under the metal. Then Piazza had the big chance. Twenty four twenty six to make it to nil why see not shooting there? And it's something that we've seen with him. And both am with Romero there on the opportunity and they want to hold onto the ball. And there are a few times it's felt like in this run where they've lost their opportunity, and it's come back. And they've still scored you know, there's been a few. I mean. Romero the goal against. I'll say you thought he dribbled himself out of the play. And then he still able to finish similar to this one. I thought as well that's the type of players they are in the first touch office. I touch you can just place it into that. Right pos. That's it it's zero. And then I really think the the game's not over. But this goes to my point they team was lacking finisher. And I understand that Cameron Puerta was out in you heard. But they didn't have a finisher. Who would do Mark value would do case? Which is the ball comes as it's in the back of the net. Yeah. Obviously they could've used divide on this game. And yes, that's your point that there aren't as many attacking players. Yeah. I guess. So I think they still could have won this game. They still set themselves up to play. Well, something happened when they came out of halftime, I understand the gaff at the up one nil. So they come out of halftime and data missed the sitter. He put off the crossbar, which is like at that point. You're like, okay. Like this things are going well for them. There's something. Going on here. I the soccer. God's was in the first. Yeah. So with the second half starts, and again, you figure you might see a medical didn't have that many chances. They had the one crossbar opportunity then you get into the second half. And when Manica get their equaliser, which what's what strikes immediately is the fact that their targeting the right side beautiful goal by Benedetto often assist from who was Martinez Martinez who Tina he's given the red card for the dog. So in the first game isn't on the field is it on the that's the opening goal. It's a great chip from the top of the box a little bit of space. But that stuck out to me. So I wonder the team wasn't as compact you are forty five minutes away from winning the title. Yeah. And you DiMaggio that they would be a little more defensive or more numbers behind the ball recycling to Andrew about the game yesterday and today, and he was conversations with when I'm not around at times, we pretend to. Yeah, we just do. Erred signals and smoke. He he said that they were all surprised that they didn't bunker that. They didn't just go eleven behind the ball. But in my opinion, you club America was not going to be held scoreless in this game. If you wanted to win it in regulation Montreal was gonna have to score at least two goals, they weren't going even if they bunkered and played well they were gonna give a goal because America has that quality, and they were gonna have the pressure and the possession, and they were going to have those opportunities. So I understand the idea of bunkering and maybe trying to get yourself to case but Montreal did need to score another goal. And I think it's not the issue that they didn't bunker. They were just a step slow. They were just so inefficient and their numbers. It's what helped them in the first leg in Mexico City's they had numbers behind the ball. It was hard for America to find America at twenty eight shots there American had the opportunities descended Eto. That's an unbelievable. Take on that goal to the goal came in the fiftieth. Yeah. Should Christian nicked. The standing goal they acquired just two days ago. The beginning of the week. Should he have been should have done better? There. What I'm going to say is soccer cliche. Is he could have done better. But it's a great goal. He it was a great shot. And it comes so quickly if Evan bushes there. I don't know if he does better because it's such a great opportunity. He gets touch to it. When a goalie touches the ball. You always want to say, then they could have done better. I don't blame him. But yes, he could have done better. So Montreal at that point fiftieth minute equaliser goes in and I feel they suffered a psychological blow. They did. Because I think they said, okay. We I think their best chance to win this. We talked about it last week was earlier in the week was keeping zero on the board. They didn't. Now, they're they're fortress now has been penetrated and Morris coming and you saw them. There was just something in the air where they were now down. See what's odd to me is I saw that right out of halftime that the movement from the impact was slow as if there was. Altitude and their legs were heavy. And it was so odd to me because my only fear mentality. Wise was that they would be over excited up the start of the game because of the crowd because of the moment and the handled that well, and yet they came out of the locker room flat with a one zero lead. I thought it was before the goal. And I think it's a big reason for the goal is known steps up to pressure Martinez when he's on the ball. And then after that, you're right there was movement every single one to between America left a Montreal player debt, and they were able to move off the ball and get space. And I thought look tired out Ryoko ker looked a little uncomfortable in his positioning rightback. So then you had the second go. This is where the game was lost in three minutes. Spans fourth minutes of sixty six out the scores a goal that. Again, you wonder if Nick coulda done better the goalkeeper to actually make dive on perhaps, maybe my first reaction is whereas Simone. That's why c Mon not goal side of a rewrite Peralta at that moment. And I think Bucky smarter may be misread that the header there. And then two minutes later that you've Bennett at pokes in a goal. And that was it at that point. Then Montreal needed to score three goals in order to advance. And you knew it was over. And then at that point finished four two. But at that point the other goals were were just formality. I'd we can go and start trying to blame. You can start saying. It's the lineup. It's the it's the injuries. It's the goalkeeper. It's maybe Rico, quote rightback, it's you can go they weren't in bunker enough. But I think we just need to say thank you the impact for giving us a great run. Yeah. I think it's going to do well for them as a club in terms of profile among North American fans, and even worldwide to some extent, even though they didn't win it. I thought I thought I feel we saw another side of Montreal. A lot of people don't remember nine. I do yet nine against those. When I grow cloud that was a quarterfinal this was a final. So I think it's going to change. I think people still have the last place finish from last year. And that they're one of the poor teams in MLS. Not not I played really well, and I saw people on Twitter like the moment. It ended of a sudden we're like we'll did you expect Montreal to win. And I know you guys talked about on the show. You guys did not pick them. But to say that it's ridiculous. They're leading one zero at halftime. They went down to American lead for eighty nine minutes. They got the result at Pachuca. So like to then immediately try and switch the throw that switch and site y nudist going to happen. And obviously this can happen. I think as a little bit ridiculous. I know a lot of people are talking about the point of the depth in the quality. And that's what you're saying with the DP in a different way. But and that's why I think I thanked him as well because I think we can put this to bed. Now, we know what it takes. And everyone was outraged. When there was talk of Shawn Johnson possibly being loaned to the Montreal impact. Mexican clubs did it for for couple. Did you actually confront have you confirmed that in your time off since the last show 'cause set it very unsure on the last show, and I are sitting on the plane, and I was like he liar. No, I did not have time to confirm it. But I'm pretty damn sure. Okay. So everyone scandals, but I think it will take MLS clubs basically joining forces and say, you know, what we're going to give you one of our DP. Now, we're gonna give you I until the how can you say that though when they were forty five minutes away, and they have one DP you said they didn't have enough DP there molest teams with three DP's. So if an MLS team with three D pieces in that moment, and they're forty five minutes away. How can you say that they need that they need someone to loan the filler over the short? They were just a few. What they have. They have the roster ability to add those players more DP. You cannot do. I have to go through the roster with you Ross rules. No, you need otherwise you give Champions League teams the chance to sign but who's going to sign for a three month period as DP just to play Champions League in carrying you could give an additional on the Champions League teams for the season, you give teams monetary award. Give him another. Ep. I don't know if that's what you're gonna fly. Let's let's talk to Andrew the host of X sham radio who was at the game. And Andrew week tried calling a few times here did not pick up. What's going on? Why what happened in the lunch? I'm on the road. We went to the Rhonda birdies here. Number one is my. Oh, my blow and taking in the scenery as well. It is beautiful beautiful. I'm planning a trip. Just like I said, I would move moving back to city. I may lead you guys for the that that a lot options on the table. Stay there and just lose some real estate shopping while you're there this move this along do this alone. This do this alone. So. You're sounding real cheery more. So than many MLS fans, I think on Thursday the day after Montreal impact lose at home for two or result. I think few expected tell me the what's the gist. You got from that Montreal locker room after the game. Or I I'm not sure what what the expected to win this thing. I think that most people most reasonable people that medico quality would show shot the twenty four in the first leg just didn't finish their chances. Once they got the momentum in the second half that I'll change and of course, the impact where we're disappointed, but I didn't feel that. You know, that wasn't despair. But say it wasn't. This was something that that was gonna affect them perhaps for a long time Trudel sticking their memories. But I think they all the most part acknowledged that color America was simply the better team on the day. It's a team that Frank us mentioned kind of salary. You mentioned patriots bringing in mentioned the experience factor technical gap between the two teams I think he saw that in the second half the big disappointment for Montreal has to be the way they came out of the locker room said he was surprised a little bit by how they were you could immediately see it in the stadium in the first half. They're fighting for every ball around it. They're not letting America gets faithful. But it did look out when Benedetto hit that crossbar that was one of the most amazing messes of all time, but the come out so the only way to have four in the second half. That's what really really aided them. And I think that's the difference between having a chance to win this thing late on and and you know, America just seeing the game. Andrew that struck me, you know in the post game press conference. I was watching movies joined the protest Frank Clovis comes in. He standing with his crew of of coach the coat the rest of the coaches, and he celebrating the fact that one of the members of the training staff had a baby that same day. And there was almost there was no anger in their face. It was more. We knew maybe we didn't we weren't going to win this. We knew the better team was them all along and it just happened. So we carry on with life. Yeah. I I don't think resigned is the right word because there's certainly were resigned to losing that series and losing their opportunity go to the club World Cup. But I think they knew everyone else knew that they were huge underdog here that this was going to be a a Lake Placid story, shall we say if they got done it didn't happen for them. But that didn't mean they weren't proud of the effort that doesn't mean that people in the less mantra impact fan either. Party impartial observers can't walk away from that saying boy, I would be proud of what they got done there in the end, you know, they had some fortunate breaks as they went through the knockouts. Did you remember they just won one game? It's not as though that they push through this thing and dominated they got through by the seat of the pants, and they got to the final stage, and they had a chance of PR finishes that opportunity in the first half. Maybe it's different story. He didn't and America's quality can show through. You know, I think just didn't happen for him. They didn't have the death. I think they could deal with that. They didn't seem didn't seem like they were going to go home and cry about it. Let's say that they came out of the locker in the second half a little bit flat. But take into the start of the game the atmosphere in the building. We've heard about the crowd for weeks now or few weeks now building up the energy level. You've been two World Cups. You've been Cup finals where does it maybe David and his event experience. He wants to know the event experience. It looked amazing on TV in the Miami airport. It was it was as amazing as it looked in that Miami airport. I walked out with all the guys afterwards. We had a huge crew up there to cover, and I was kinda racking my brain for games in the last four or five years that I've been to that have have been at that level. It me tell you right now, they put the club Medica fans to shame. I think part of that is that it's a dome stadium and the numbers weren't drastically different. Probably probably around the same size crowd. But the big oh just hold that noise in and they could really the fans there could really feel opportunity occasion at hand. I saw so much impact we rode the train to to the stadium full of impact fans as well. It was it was echoed, and it really got in your brain. And I see how at the beginning that could pro America just a little bit. 'cause I can't imagine they expected it to be quite that good Matosa that afterwards. Wow. This is as good as Teke for him to say that. It was pretty incredible to me. But in another interview injury in another interview, he said we felt like we were at home with the medika support that was there. I mean when they score you could hear America support. Yes. To me to me, you could hear them. There was a big group of probably about fifteen hundred. But to me that's him pandering to the support. I, you know, I did not feel like they were at tech. There was no indication of that props to the America fans. There were a good number of them came down. But to say that quite to that. I can't imagine that that's not that's not the setting that Andrew before let you go. Give me a good road trip store. You drove up there. You're driving back. What's give me something that happened? Come on something crazy some joke in the car or maybe someone. Okay. Here's the joke for you. We went and got cocktails at a place right next to our Airbnb and Montreal called big in Japan every night before before he went to bed. It was two doors down. We said before. The final four. This is fitting we're gonna hit big in Japan for the third night, if the impact can book their in Japan, of course, it didn't happen. We had a lot of plans we were going to we were gonna go a little bit while I think we got our work done gone. The Montreal impact didn't ended up nothing doing for us much our beautiful city, though, that's my that's my third destination threaten to move through to. I hope I hope the food. You're eating is better than that story. Stories live up you you have a different idea. We do on road. It's wild and crazy life. It's okay. Angie? I'm not David Gus. I'm not David. I thought it was a good story Simon wanted. I think a little bit more of you. Maybe I don't know jumping off. And skydiving. Yeah. Exactly. Ariel. He's all click bait are Andrew we will expect you here at the extra time radio helm next week done done guys. We'll see you. Thanks. So we did some work while he was in Montreal. He has a piece up on them unless soccer dot com. Go trying to go into how does MLS change the tide? How does MLS finally win this thing? It was interesting to hear some of the takes from the Montreal camp beginning with Frank Lopez who picked an interesting bit to highlight. Here says put some real bonuses in there. So the guys take it really, seriously and focus on it. If they do I think you'll see 'em less teams for your being in the position that we now is that the players the guys or the teams guys whatever the players. Well, no different saying that the players need the bonuses to play hard enough or the teams need to understand that they should focus their like, for example, Montreal focus on the New York. Red bulls focused on MLS last year. Right. But using what given bonuses from the group's asking the way skiing, which clo- poces talking about their as in group stage or knockouts no team or players when he's talking about the bonuses. What does it matter? Well, one is the teen bonus. Visit shared among the players. Yeah. We're having this conversation. This is not where I thought you'd slip up David. Anyway, that to me is an interesting one because I don't know that I would go at the bonus route. It doesn't seem like the one thing. That's standing out. You also misunderstood my point before. But it's it's something that it being it was in place to see if it really would get it in an approach in performance, the one thirties, Bernie, I think indirectly he's agreeing with me on this. When he says in MLS, we play a little bit like the English athletic, physical soccer the teams in jail. He says have a lot of technical quality, even the smaller teams in Central America. We need to be adept technically good with the ball can't make mistakes technically they are spot on. And that makes the difference in terms of all quality of player. I think that's call player. But it's also style of player, and I think you see it because a lot of times MLS South American, especially for example, Piazzi do well in against an opponent like this because they fit into that style rather than bringing David Beckham over who doesn't play that Sally saying what I mean. And you're gonna go Ph D there the guy who dribbles and coughs it up, but at the same time constantly can't hold on constantly drugs. Physician constantly draws fouls created every single goal they scored throughout this competition to get to the final I think and at times consistently enough baby. But you said he's the only one so maybe on the field interested to see what you the listeners have to say about this. What's the one thing if you could change one thing? The next addition. What do you think it should be let us know at extratime radio on Twitter extra time at Emily's soccer dot com. The Email and we'll be back after the break. We're gonna be speaking to KAI Kamara. We'll ask him about this as well. You listening to extratime radio. Siriusxm channel ninety four. And I'm unless soccer dot com. Want to hear from you? You're encouraged to Email extra time MLS soccer dot com for tweet at extratime radio with any comments questions orientations. This is all Curtis the sporting director for the New York red bulls and on extratime radio. The next radio. A little early there Simon Simon board David Goss. He didn't want a little bit more of the booty dancing music. David cult that one of his favorite songs of all time. Come on, congratulations. I think that might be the influence that you had being in Miami said you're in Miami airport. Yeah. No. I was transferring through I went to Panama City over or Panama the country over the weekend for a short trip to visit a friend who lives down. There is this song has been my favorite for a little bit for much longer than get to answer that I get to dance to this song. No. I didn't hear the song. When I was there. They do listen to a lot of reggae tone. And right. I think I think a lot of countries have moved on from done stuff. I think so too. So you missed most of the Montreal match because you were traveling back. Yeah. So I watched the first half in the airport, and I actually made the last call running into the plane right at halftime. So you thought when you landed you were going to see Montreal champion. I didn't I didn't assume I was very very hopeful in my whole head. I planned out the show on my phone as if they had one. Which probably should've done a backup as well. In the two and a half hours in the air. And right as we came down my phone was on. And so I got service right as we were land. Wait a minute. You're one of those guys I don't airplane mode. You are one of those guys. I mean, I'll put on airplane mode to save the battery. But yeah, I'm one of those guys. I mean, I one of those guys that will get fistfight with one of you guys. It's the cuffs fisticuffs. Yes, I will the plane then that would be like, what don't you know, that that could be interference on the plant? You know, that there's no way that if it was true that it hasn't already happened that a plane can't operate with the cellphone on because let's be honest. This -ociety we live in every cell phone is left on you, not realize that case of technology that we have scientists in our audience who will now right to you. And who are putting lives at risk if they do that. I would definitely stop, and I was always against it. And just recently. I started to change my breaking the law. Okay. It's because it's regulated. So you hell you turn it off. Yes, they do. David Goss breaking. In the law. Let's help him not break the law anymore. Looking ahead to this weekend. I'm glad you made it safe because you get to see a full weekend of nine matches. And since you love telling us must wins last week. The must-win was Linda Toronto in Toronto did win. So they satisfied their money, which means they don't have one this week time ever must tie for not. What is the must win the team in the must-win position of the weekend? Nine games you have to choose from looking at the schedule. I don't luckily Philly in that spot. They play Saturday. Forty stern live TSN for. I'm moving on from Philly here and saying that I just don't really think they can. I think must win is oursel-. Yes. I think they can't not win will writing night ten eastern on you d and part of the double header on. But when I look at this weekend. I see two teams that have the huge potential of a big win. And it's Columbus. And Chicago to teams that I think no no to play the game. The game is must-win which team is back to the wall. So then I guess it's yourself. It's our cells must win situation at home against San Jose earthquakes and Friday, I believe New York City of see there. The last game of the entire sleep this weekend. Sunday may third seventy stern at Yankee Stadium hosting Seattle. Sounders I know New York City of ton of injuries. But if they lose at home, again, I can't the reason I say it's a must win. I'm playing the game wrong is I don't see the way that they do say they can't they can't win there must. Yeah. Exactly. And I think that the reality. The of the situation with them is until Lampard's here. I don't know how much of a threat they are. And I think it's just a matter of managing the minutes in managing their points. So they're in a situation where they get him and they get via back hopefully around a similar time healthy, and then they move forward. So New York City of seeing there in Eastern Conference team playing a Western Conference team playing Seattle. It's Fox Sports one and TSN one FOX the ports is that Sunday may third seventy stern game before that Chicago and other eastern team. They play on ESPN two ESPN the protest they traveled to support. And I think that's a huge chance for them. They've won three straight games. All at home all against I'd say lower opposition or Redcar runs who Chicago. Thank you. And I think this is an opportunity to go on the road at KC and really proved that they deserve to be in that big games for Chicago in New York City of seeing the east, and I think this is going to be a weekend very much in the in the string conference we're going to be focused on because the Saturday sleet starts with three eastern confidential head to head. We mentioned Philly Toronto forty stern. DC Columbus at seven eastern. We'll get into that. Now talking Maher coming up, and then there's New York red bulls. They're the only team left on the feed they go to New England. Arguably the team that play the better game of any MLS also not molest playoffs last year. Now, we should say that nearly was did play a game in mid week. Yeah. Nobody watched it because focused on the Champions League game finished one one. So they maintain their undefeated streak. Colorado went up in that one by the way. So the red bulls now seven undefeated. Yeah, they're not happy with the way they played that one. I don't think it happened with the last two I think they kind of limped over the line and got a tiger L as well both at home they're undefeated. But I don't think that shows the message that they've picked up all the points that they should have. And I think that's what they see. And that's not wrong. They go away to a New England team. That's playing really well toughest test is this tougher than LA at home. Go to New England side with the way L A was set up when they came in the way L A is playing this is New England team. That scores goals right now. And in New York team that's playing a lot more closer scoring games. Lower scoring games over the past few weeks. They if I don't know how explosive they can be going up there right now New York red bulls undefeated as we said, but they're still third in the conference despite being undefeated Thompsons New England. So they can make a jump there the rebels if they win that one. But we'll focus on the other eastern all these conference matchup on that Saturday night. It's the Columbus Crew at DC United seventy stern on MLS live. It's a good one these United their second. Columbus Crew their fourth. Columbus could catch up to DC with victory there. But we'll get into that game with Kamara. He is the leading score in MLS, and he is going to be traveling to our stadium hoping to add to his league-leading five tallies. Kyw thanks for making some time for us today. Thank you guys very much KYW. It sounds like it sounds like you're eating are in the middle lunch. No, actually, just. Lunch at the training center. So yeah, perfect time. Also. One or two up with something Taylor twelve in tweeted out something interesting yesterday, and New York social media, you may have seen it. He says many players will go out with opponents after the game. And if I'm being honest that drove me crazy. I hated the other team. Sorry. I this came out in relation to you know, our people rooting for Montreal. I think it was in that context. But do you mix with the other team when when they're in town? Yes. I do actually looking at them less or it's a it's a it's a very small league. We're all connected. We're all kind of brothers with somebody's in 'cause you know, get traded here. And there all the time. And there's a lot of players on these teams that you've played with. So so you definitely hang out with the team. So I can say I agree with what he says. I mean, like our previous games, you know, playing against Orlando early in call, and you know, he's I call them my brother playing against against Bill Adelphia CJ upon Mike Lu. You know, those guys that I'm really related, you know, connected to so definitely came. Yeah. When it comes to the Jane time at the back, but when it comes after the game, you know, it's okay to have friends that you go hang out with. So you're sitting there watching Montreal against club America on Wednesday night and you ruining for Montreal. Then in that scenario. I'm curious. What what would you think of the game? And how did you experience that? Yeah. I mean, yes, I've been I've been in for Montreal. And you know, it's really nice to see team from our league to go all the way too far in Montreal really on expected teams because I'm sure everybody wants to hear the all the LA and those guys should be in there. But you know, it's really hoping for months show the bullet off I was shocked at the end of the day. When you know, there is the result turns out the way that, but it's it's it's it's it's going to be hard for them. You know, but it's it's kinda nice for stupid. Welcome them back to them. 'cause we've kinda missed them seeing them playing them. And you're sitting there watching the game in everyone's talking about it right now. But in your point of view, you're sitting there watching what what do you thinking MLS has to do to get over that hill while while watching that game? I it's it's not against the MLS. It's more us the players. You know, the teams in molasses just, you know, being ready to go over to home of saying we can't win came playing in Mexico playing in these other countries that we go play games. You know, we have to forget about that. And just knowing that, you know, if your team you can go somewhere and get get a result Montreal really close to coming back home with you know, with three point not the last minute, you know, things change. But I with you know, if we can have the same attitude. That's how these other teams that have attitudes coming into the US, and knowing they can, you know, get three points from here. I think they might have to go win played in the county calf. And most of the time I have to be on this. We were going in and knowing it's going to be it's going to be a hard game. You know, if we can get a point from here. Okay. But it's it's not okay. For go in there. We know we're team. We can definitely, you know, get more than a point. We talk a lot about Concha calf and playing Concha calf. And some of. The things that happened to clubs and some of the experiences, you go through you've mentioned you have been in CONCACAF competition before, but you're also part of the African confederation. When you join Sierra Leone on on national team duty, I'm curious. What's your favorite calf story that maybe is similar to what happens in Concha calf anything crazy happened to you? While you've been representing your country. Crazy. Yeah. She's every game. I've played Sierra Leone. But you know, just relate to the last game. I've played in you know, it's definitely an experience and something stories but keep going on forward. You know, having us. Of in Sierra Leone been affected by Bola. You know, play all of our last qualifier games away in Ivory Coast. And then in DR Congo. You know, the reception that they gave us there. You know, going through a thing Sierra Leone national team. We took every player that does not live in Sierra Leone everybody live overseas. And you know, we have to wake up in the morning to get tested for bowling, and that's a different experience. And I'll keep you know forever. And you know, I get to share it with people that saying that was one of the ways, you know, they're trying to get into a head. Obviously Ebola since drifted out of the news cycle. I'm assuming do you keep up to date with what the situation in Sierra Leone is and what the what the situation with the ball. Obviously. It's in check. I imagine. I know you were doing a lot of work around that is that's that works still going on. Is it still have to happen? Yes. Yes. I mean like you said it's great because it has gone away has away from the the media attention a little bit. And, you know, obviously, people know more about stuff nowadays when everything on social media. And you know, it was for a month or two months everybody. Neil what's going on enough that people just you know, kinda Sean away from it. But, you know, luckily in Sierra Leone the cases of people, you know, reducing, and there's been, you know, more of the cages that's happening this been more survival now, which is great because the message, you know, when I was working one of the groups to just. Message around Africa with for the the people that have all those people that have you know, people that have your bullet to trust the healthcare workers and respect them. What they're telling them, you know, to really follow the rules to wash their hands. And you know, don't have the various on their own. So, you know, people are falling the rules a lot more now, which, you know, which means we have less cases of the bowling zero the, but it's still not zero zero tastes yet. You know, which that's what we're hoping for it. So we hope in in that, you know, few months thing to change talking about Sierra Leone. It was independence. They on the weekend. And we saw you put up a video of you're out partying around four thirty in the morning. So it sounds like a pretty night night. Yeah. No. I was. I mean, it was great. I I don't I don't do that more after anymore. I used to because thirty I think, you know, stay late this kind of catch up the next day. But it was good fun. It was good fun. I, you know. With Mike people from Sierra Leone. The problem was you know, because we'd already start partying until two o'clock. And that's the problem people go up late, and you know, I took my wife out there. And she was there to one and she had to go home. And I was like well being home later and the party just got better on three or four o'clock in the morning. I promise you. We will get to soccer, and we will get to your leading five goals and crew as C playing unbelievable soccer to start the season. But just one tweet that I was most interested came after the Sierra Leone independence party tweet. You said three hours of sleep heading to practice. Why would you first off? Why would you tweet out at the party that late interest me? I I do everything, you know. I do there's no I don't hide it. Anyway, I don't like anyone, you know. I'd be myself is not the first time. I've done that, you know. But I'm ready to go. You can go to practice next day or can have anything the next day up here in the next day. And I'm ready to go. I mean, it was just it's just one of those that we have training on Sundays. So you know, actually trying to get on Steve tasha, fitness guy. Let him know that Steve I need some sleep even say home. But I mean, that's like I say, I mean, you know, I don't drink don't do anything. So I can say one that can go back to train and have, you know, the same hundred energy to have every day when I go when nothing change being in last question that we're going to get into this MLS action. But how much longer in have you thought about your career with Sierra Leone? It's a heavy amount of travel pulls you away with the schedule at times. Have you thought about maybe where the end of the road is there? Yes. With zero the national team for me. I don't you know. Really count. How many more games have many more years? I have before you know, I call it the end of the road. It's all about how much federation really takes care of the national team really look through because I still wanna play, you know, with doing, you know, making Africa nations go board, you know, believe the World Cup. I don't think I'll be too old for that. So really like now we have we have some qualifications games coming up in June. We coach yet. So and I'm expecting a baby doing also. So it's really one of those things where I don't know how much variation that. They do have for me to commit to know some of these games coming up then at the same time. I don't know how much longer can be around so different coaching coming with different ideas to that wants to go a different route. So I can't really say what it is at the moment. Helps have through doing so well in MLS with crew ac- and my question for you is when when you join the club, you must have seen how they played last year and the Gregg Berhalter system, and you talk the head of time with the coach that you would be the center forward. Did you think that the chances would be this plenty full? And that you get these goals. I mean, I'm assuming you watch the video you thought this could be possible. Yes. I actually haven't. I haven't scored a golden I expected, you know, myself to score for Columbus yet. Because when I came on the team last year and watch them at the end of the year. There was a lot of crosses in the box. And I haven't I don't think received many crosses, obviously, that's where I'm dangerous. So I'm still waiting for those right now at the moment, we're just trying to click and trying to connect for four. And hopefully when we get out and go waiting there can be a lot more goals. You know, other guys around me they're scoring goals. But I'm just I'm really really happy to say that. Scored more goals scored in Monday goal than I did when I was here two years ago. So, you know, federal for me the last time I was here. Thirty more games to bring this season. Tell us a little bit about Gregg Berhalter as a coach his philosophy. What it's been like to work under him. Maybe what your conversations were like with him before you came in h it's great because I relate, you know, conversation to when I first folk to be remiss. At Kansas City, when I told them after I got traded there for Houston told Peter that I was not going there. There's no way played in Kansas City. Kansas City is not Asaka town anything like that. And he said just come in here. I'll fly you in with sit down and talk. And then what happens? So when his with great when I was in England, and he said, I have your rights, we have your rights here. But if you don't wanna come here, we'll trade your right to wherever you wanna go. He didn't pressure me to come here at all. And when I heard that from him, they just you know, touched me that, you know, this is not somebody's trying to force me to do anything. He wants to leave it up to me what I want. So then I know about it over and over, and I was like I call the few guys on the team, I know from before and I talked to them, and they all said, he's the players coach. And I said, well, if that's the case, then definitely wanna come there. And to be honest. I mean EV. Has been good. So far, you know, just hoping him. Don't get fight anytime to tie. You're gonna though upset of folks in the city. You just Kansas City is not a soccer town. It was the city wasn't a wasn't. If we help build that towns. But what it is today? Yes. Because in two thousand nine when I was getting traded there. I mean, everybody can tell when we when when we played at the baseball stadium. You know, it was just one of those where you you're hoping to get you know, ten thousand people there which didn't happen until you know, we we had a good group of guys that help change that around. And hopefully, you know, things can turn around over here. I'm not saying it hasn't defender amazing. And the you sold out stadiums last year, but you know, we just want to have more of that going forward. You've been around the game. Now for a while your experience, you've tasted different styles and different teams. The Burr halter system really stands out to me. Maybe I've just fallen in love with it. But it's so intricate it's flowing it works. Most of the time. You're obviously benefiting from it is it is it anything like you've ever seen in other clubs that you've played for in MLS. Are outside of there. There's a little bit of it. There's a little bit of it that obviously like I say again them I found like heck O'Hare, you know, relating to Kansas City a lot because that's where I once for a number of years and things were going. Well, it's all about when coach has a system in really emphasized system and bills team around system, you know, and that's what he's done here. You know, he picked out his players that knows that can play the system that he wants to play the possession possession type system. And that's what he's done in saying. This is what I wanna do. And even when preseason going through preseason the drills that we do into now the training that we do every day, you know, relates to the same thing that we have to do. So when you have a team that when you have a coach that implements that system like that. And and just keeps going and say, we're not going to change we're going to keep working on this until we perfect it. Then you know, it's gonna work, and that's what we've been doing. And I actually say, we're probably, you know, halfway there. We're not even half. Today, and you know, things looking good. So we don't have a long way to go. And for you personally, you talked a little bit about the comparison between Casey and Columbus in Casey, you were out wide, and you were extremely successful. Now, you're playing in the centre forward position for Columbus. You talked about that before you came in. Do you wish that you'd gotten this opportunity as a centre forward earlier in your career now because in the first two years two or four years of my career, I played center forward here in Columbus? And over in Houston. I was doing the same thing. And when I went to Kansas City, you know. The coach told me play why I ended up scoring more goals from the white because they went out to England, and I was in the middle outside in the middle outside and they're coming here. Coach told me borough told me that you're gonna be you're going to be a front. I want you to send a guy, and I said, okay. As long as you know, the crosses come in the box. Then I'm okay with that, you know. And now I have to you know, connecting with people around what is good defensive play other positions and so can switch around. And really, I I respect all the, you know, play around me and knowing what they have to do. 'cause I've been there in my time doing that. So maybe put myself competitive position. This is how flowing the Columbus Crew attack is crew attack. Is that Ethan Finlay and you were competing for the player of the match ball? I guess that. I saw the crew crew ac- coaching staff hand out does that happen after victories after draws after every game. Yeah. No. It's it's it's obviously, you know, all comes down to how after the game goes it's mostly to have after win, you know, and the match bowl is given to you know, the the point did well that day or so the last game he's in filming get the match boil and I told easily and he should have given me the ball why? 'cause I just played my two hundred game. And I give them a pretty nice pass when the source second goal, but he kept the ball. So I'm still I'm still upset about the tie Comoro. Now looking for the the game ball player the game. Maybe from this. Saturday's game seventy turn on MLS live your at DC United two of the top four teams in the Eastern Conference in Kaif before we let you go. Here is the Eastern Conference stronger than the west, especially you, see unbeaten New York. You had Montreal make the Champions League final. You are right up. There. New England is at the top of the conference and are playing well, again is the east in your opinion better than the west this year. A tough question. But I'm gonna have to say, no, you know, I know, you know, my teammates, and we'll kick me for that. But I've always thought that Western Conference usually stronger than the east. But obviously, you know, it's all about, you know, winning the support show anyone in your conference, but Western Conference to me as always been stronger teams like in Seattle Salt Lake. Those guys are really consistent in what they've done with your team. So I say the west this the stronger, but for us here, you know, like, I say, no, just when you come for instance, get into the playoffs, and that, you know, everything changes from their interesting. Take from Kamara always interesting with Kamara. You can follow him on Twitter. He's one of the most active players in MLS on social media. And he's also active at the top of the goalscoring charts leading the league with five goals. He's hoping to add to that tally in at RFK stadium against these seventy stern on MLS live on Saturday night. Kyw? Thank you for spending some time with us today. Pre sheet it gossiping. Thank you guys. Have a great week. Tomorrow tops in the goalscoring charts. But he's tied with caveat Rivera. Let's not forget about Rivero. I know he's gone both. I've sided from fantasy whole season really congratulate. How's your fantasy team? It's doing quite what the moving on DC then against Columbus. Dc? With a chip on their shoulder. Feels already starting to develop here. Five Yana spend the LA back back, and I think played really well in his first game. Huge. I keep going back to Columbus beginning of last year going into DC at RFK stadium and just from the get go first game of the season. Just in the killed the three nil. I think it wasn't the end. And they outplayed them big field suits Columbus. Chrissy. Well, what do you think in this game? What are we? I think it's going to be an interesting test because I think their styles match up very well for both teams 'cause doesn't need to dominate possession. And Columbus, Ken, but DC will be comfortable sitting back a little bit. And then trying to hit them on the counter Columbus is susceptible when they do that we've seen in games even in the Orlando game. Let's just say where they went out dominated and got the red card before the red card Orlando had their little looks Kakada's finding space. So I think it's a fun match up because Columbus doesn't play safe, and it's been successful. So. So far, but this is a higher quality of team than what they've been beating over the past few games. Interesting. You say that I think actually Columbus Chrissy with their style. They can transition quickly as well. So if these does get confident yet and push up, I think crew can hit him can hit him back with a just as dangerous counter. 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And they tag at MLS on it to credit for tagging. Yeah. I mean, you leave you feeling not heightened the rivalry. I think so I think it's starting to create a robbery, right? I don't know if there's a rivalry from their side to do we should count. How many goals happen league every week? Okay. And we should we should be tweeting legal bunkum ex and saying, hey, how many fans showed up at your games as weekend. Here's our average attend. Hey, how many goals were scored? He think that that will that will get under people's skin with that bother you. I just think our extra time handle, which you managed O are ment molested Air's. I can tell you on me to start trolling league Bank O'Mara met yet keys. I think our fans would appreciate you doing that. Okay. I'm happy to troll away. You know? Yeah. I don't know. Love America loses. Maybe this weekend. You can just take a dig at them somehow, but there's Montreal also has to win in their next game for that to be allowed. No, get creative MacKenzie. You're the wrong guy to do this. We'll help you just give me a call or. Our listeners will help you. Okay. We gotta get back legal bunkum AmEx. Okay. You need to take notice of extratime radio. Can I tweet at them? And tell them that they're tweeting like scissors in my ear, so scissors in the year. We talked about that in the last last episode. We got some feedback on it. Yeah. We got scissors in the air. Someone emailed us until this. It's like it's equal to nails on a chalkboard in the in the freezing first Diego. Pinson used to these guys. Living, and he describes a music music is so yeah, I'd never heard when I heard it on the show 'cause I listened to the show on Monday because I actually like the show on like you, and I had no idea what he was talking about. When I said it as well. Really? I'd never heard it before commonsense. Couldn't tell you know, you understand it's negative along as grading. But when you don't know something's a set saying sounds like he made it up, and you're like, why was that what he chose to go with now, then you then when you said, I also do that I translate directly. That's the first time that hit me that could have been saying another one, it's definitely a stronger saying that nails on chalkboard. I'd never sure I I'm gonna use it moving forward. I don't know. I don't know if it's accurate because nails on chalkboard is like that's a grinding noise and scissors in the year makes telling someone's cutting your ears cutting the ears off whatever they're doing. So talking your your drum out, maybe either way, so they wouldn't be the mail bag if we didn't talk, so go celebrations and this time. We're going to pick on. I think we're talking to ITO and Gary on Rian the uncouth thing he did last couple of weeks ago. Eric are you filled of union winger comes into the game teams. Losing three nil. Does five flips after his goal takes them two three one. Yeah. So we got an Email saying that it was a little bit. Maybe a little bit too much. Just grab the ball and run to the center circle. And you can't cut it. We didn't talk about in the last show, but you can't disagree with that. Here's my question, though. If he does one flip. Yeah. It's still overdone you're down done. If it's not a significant goal. It wasn't his first goal. It wasn't his hundredth. It wasn't a hat trick. It's a goal in a game. You're down three one. Now, you have to run back to the center circle and start playing again, you don't get to do full celebration when you're down three zero he flipped five times. And you corrected me on that number. But because it's it's a cart wheel and four flips. And then he just pumped his on. Yeah. That the pump at the end you can watch Erica you in that Philly game against her on Saturday afternoon and will over. That game. We'll go over the whole slate when we get back together on Monday, you'll be here, David. Yes. 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Take that Liga MX! Campeones Cup triumph, Wilmer out in Houston & #MLS4TheLou

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Take that Liga MX! Campeones Cup triumph, Wilmer out in Houston & #MLS4TheLou

"You're listening to extra time driven by continental t._i. Goodness is also like to have some more darby's. Absolutely i like like i love everybody. Every single day goes into the pretoria. Try to some green snuffing guys <hes> from new new york new york. You are listening to extra time driven by continental from the a._t. And t. m._l._s. studios in midtown manhattan. I'm andrew we'd be with my partners in soccer. Her susanna collins david goss charlie davies. What's up crew flex on charlie. Yeah i mean it's not as good as it used to be but probably ours next to this table semi. That's how i know. You're gonna lose your soccer player. It's one on one. I forgot that you two were uh god. You're setting this up even worse. When you lose we have a big show. Which if we do this will actually tape it and you can enjoy along with all of us who will certainly be there for the clash. <hes> matt jordan the g._m. Of the houston dynamo is going to join us here in a little bit because wilmer cabrera is the fourth m._l._s. head coach. Let go this season. He was terminated on tuesday. Hey mike pecci as you know was on monday officially. We talked about that on the last show. We have a reason to talk about the top. This is the best the interim coach for our cell. L. and sam spatial told you perhaps could get the head coaching job. He adopted the oursel- cap the one that made the run on the field. Is it the one that made the run on the field. I don't think it's the one that makes this different. Their friends now our friend kipling's. Maybe their siblings how many cats are at our s._e._o. Ducks all sorts of wildlife wildlife zoo mountain. It is a cougar probably whether it's cats and the stadium there hi safe-space get during during a time of such like coaching strife such a feel good. I know you guys counting to be happy. I i. I'm an animal person. I know is not a asan. Not big on domesticated pets okay. My first pet was a cat tippy. Tippy converted dog perks converted dog person to mr marbles going head to head with tippy for best cameron's. Not a dog by the way did point where you know <music>. I'm you know when i forgive me. Let's get started with soccer soccer taco toronto montreal and the canadian championship as we all expected the canadian premier league couldn't quite hold on here cavalry had a good run. I mean you figured the toronto montreal i would push through m._l._s. team back to the cavalry and they are doing what they normally do in this tournament face off for the final and there's this place on the line so that'd be very very interesting. We'll talk about that more when it's closer but let's talk about the trophy that was awarded camp camp blue boy. You really dropped down. I like that i got. I got a wide range. Just we were not there. The three of us now dave was <hes>. It was a lot a lot of fun. It was exactly what i would want from this game. Which is you know not that serious serious enough good highlights good fun lots of town on the field field dramatic result and you know it helps it in las won their first final since against mexicans one thousand nine hundred ninety eight that was the old champions cup decided not have to luca but this morning in mexico you see newspapers with first loser on the cover short term memories mexican media yes yes. That's a key to their profession. Put on the back of my more space there so i can get it bigger and stuff. It was awesome. It was like you went last year so you felt it a little bit but tieger in toronto is not going to draw club america and atlanta. I think a little bit felt it. A little bit is the key. I was thinking of us. Less allies allies watching. You guys doing your your thing in the studio last night. In gos- was there and andrew. I was thinking of our experience in toronto last year and how i had such foam oh last last night because last year it was it came in an odd time for toronto. They're trying to make the playoffs and they just really that were battered and beaten down and you know not just kind of thing that they could exactly and so it felt there wasn't that sense of excitement and urgency in watching the scenes at mercedes benz ends and watching the packed house and the fans of both clubs just like up for it and the teams up for it. I was like oh man this this. This is what it should be is is what it should be. That's what it's supposed to. It's an opportunity to put the best talent in the region on the field and that's okay you can argue club america where they're at an atlanta whether i put the reality of it is a few moments in history where he could walk onto a soccer field the united states and play a genuine competitive game with that amount of talent on the field and that's what it felt like when you were there when you saw joseph going up against roger martinez and henry martine like these are all players who can start in a world cup tomorrow and they're playing for their teams in a competitive competitive game and you could feel it in the speed of play you could feel it in the intensity of the play and you saw in the quality which was so much fun because maybe it's not the most important championship being chip yet and so they both came out and played which you may not see in a final but they wanted it and there was the intensity and passion there. I mean frank. De boer thought. I was going to rip his shirt off. After game. Mchugh was just amped about the game and i asked the first question he was just like well. Look at the drama on the field like look at the chaos and the energy and he's like we're winning one v one duels and he was so uh-huh pumped about it and i was standing next to hector volvo when llorente with scorn nowhere and just to see him like screaming and pumping and you're like this is for real and it's good. It's just really good soccer and i think for all of us who enjoy the game and watch these games. You feel when you go to in atlanta. New york red bulls game. You feel that it'll traffic. That's what it felt like. How can we do this as much as possible by the way america is undefeated right now. In today have three wins and a draw. They knocked off. I think monterey earlier in the year they obviously b._t. Grace in the company companies to get here so they're not maybe not at the top of the mexican game right now. They're they're the biggest club they're not at their best travel and this was a young group that they're rotating through but there was still one live guys on the one lineup change from the weekend because it tells you what pio out out of and you could see post game from peo- i asked we asked a few questions and it was like we screwed up like he was pissed and he was well spoken because he's peo- and that's what he does but he he was upset with the way this game went and he wanted to win. What did we take from this charlie. What do you take from this. Does it matter that atlanta one this and got over at least like the speed bump. I'm not gonna call it. They got over the hump because hump is obviously c. C. l. but this is a speed bump it for atlanta. This is one of those moments where the team comes together. You go through a tough game. Divorce said after the game it was a game that was meant for men. This is a physical game both teams umbrella onery and there first there was real challenges for a team to go up against club america granted. They're they're not the the the top team in mexico but there are a team that has all all these dynamic players dangerous players rigas fantastic. They want toe-to-toe with them and they prevailed. That's a big thing for gnarly atlanta but in this in this particular case atlanta needed a little bit more camaraderie like the chemistry within the locker room p. D. martinez looks like a new player. It looks like a new siding now. He it looks like the guy they had always wanted dynamic. It's on the ball beat. People on the dribble shows his bursts of speed <hes> dangerous with his left foot connecting with guys is he really came out and showed. He's one of the best personal league when he plays like he did yesterday. Which was the best player in the field. It makes makes you wonder what is what's going wrong with him. Is it is it is it his his ambition. Is that consistency because the way you play last night. Being able to connect passes dictate the tempo play one to set up the goals he was involved in the first goal the build up the one to joseph martinez and he plays diaspora diaspora who also i thought did a fantastic job last night assisted on the first goal and in the second goal <hes> our third goal being alert so he nosers jose player on his back. There's a cross in it gets headed out because he already took a peek and he knew where jeff loretta wits was in the defender. He's able to shield them so jeff. Lawrence could get on the ball and take that shot. It's just a little things he was doing. Well all all night from four-minute one two minute ninety. He lost the ball in the first half bad pass. He tracked all way back to win it back at the top of the eighteen. Those little things is what the men's national team needs right. It's a player that can keep possession. He was always the outlet now. If if darlington ended naby plays like that every single game he's the best player the united states have outside of christian pulisic so michael parker's tweeted after this fact my boy grow into nagy as the best two way midfielder in north north america. That's a pretty big claim. You also burn them. In the same tweet showed the video of the goalkeeper running right past arlington negbi damarcus beasley watching this game and i'm. I'm here for unfiltered damarcus beasley. How is still in this country. He says unless he doesn't want to leave but man. What a player. I'm biased. 'cause that's all i but i don't think anyone would disagree with how good he is and this is. I wanna ah i want to dig in on this before we get to justice hop and some other things from this game. Let's just revisit darlington nagbe. He doesn't get raided by the soccer public. It seems they've they've kind of given up on him for the us national team. I think you'd probably have to include a lot of us in that because when we talk about the u._s. We don't really anymore. Talk about darlington nagbe. Did we did the expectations at the beginning like skew our view did it put it through the wrong prism to where we were saying. We need these special moments all the time being dominating player as opposed to you in the right system and the right team with the right people around you could be incredible because i'm last night daydream about you know adams at the six naby as that connector in the midfield and then maybe a mckinney or a comical alongside and provide a little bit more defensive by like why wouldn't that work why couldn't nag b._b. That'd be a part of gregg berhalter national team he could. He just needs to show. I want to hear him. Come out and press and say. I want to be a part of it. I want to be on the national team. Well that's something in the press i want. I want a clear intention from him whether it's in atlanta's media and just saying i hope to be on the national team hope hoped to be involved. That's what i'm working for. I know there was a little bit of ambition to go overseas and the celtic interest he went over there. He tore got a tour four from from brennan rogers. There was clear interest and he was all about it. He was he wanted to go. It didn't happen. Was he all about it. He was all about talked to him about it so he wanted to go and it didn't work out. There was never a time where he said no. I'm not gonna go. I know initially when celtic game he went over to celtic he loved it. He he loved the environment love. The facilities saw the team he said okay this. I can't do this and i gotta coast that believes him. He speaks english burn rogers but then the wherever it felt it felt through whether it was polson or or celtic devaluation <hes> with the league. It didn't work out initially. He wanted to go after after that. Maybe there was a good here. I'll stay the united states. I'm happy with my family charlie. I have a question from a player's perspective when you put it out there like that. If darlington nagbe were to say yeah like i would really love that call from from gregg berhalter. Does that put does that. Put the pressure gregg berhalter or is that more pressure on yourself yourself what happens when that dialogue starts and suddenly you're like no. This is actually what i want and then you know maybe people start talking about it on social media like what's the what's the effect it and the player when that situation happens in this case. I feel that darlington nagbe. E has an unfair bias <hes> about him in the sense that they think he doesn't care about being involved in the national team that he's happy with being at home being he's a homebody just being around my family and just taking care of work at with olenin. I i think when you do call out and say i'm ready. I'm i'm here. I'm playing well now. All the eyeballs are on you in and every single performance every game. They wanna see okay. He's doing this while or is not doing that well so you're gonna get called out when you don't perform well right but if you continue continue to put these performances together if he's strings another game <hes> like he did last night for ten straight he better be called in. I can tell you that because he's that good and everyone. I've talked to january camps. I've been with dr welby. They all say the same thing he is. Phenomenal on. The ball is about nausea cannot take the ball off him. He was doing three sixties like don't put this season atlanta to this lamelo. There's never been a time when we have talked about duncan abby and not said he's the best player in tight spaces on the ball in the system in the u._s. Soccer pool the the question is one. How often does he go and get the ball like. How active is he in the game. How much does he wanna be seen not vocally just physically in the game which has been question marks art and then to what else does he bring because if he can do that at a super high level which he did last night right guido audrius an argentine national team player pressuring the a year mexican player pressuring him and he's picking up the ball and as you said turning him and getting out of space and i remind you not playing alongside barco and eric rometty but jeff lorenzo. Its an emerson hyman. That's not a knock on them but at a different level and he was a crutch for them and he made it possible for them but he doesn't do that every single game and so it's not. I don't think on the media i. I don't think it's on the coaching staff to identify. It's on him to step up consistently and do that game in and game out whatever we saw in that game. I want to see more because it was. It was fun to watch. It was just as we know he likes to hop on the peak as he did the most ridiculous like oversized paws in the air look at the goalkeeper hop on the first first p._k. The p._d. Martinez drew by the way martinez knows how to draw him a p._k. And does not issue no no he doesn't he's like he's got a drum so he can beg for them. You know if he doesn't drama at the opportunity and you know maybe someday joseph will give it up. It hasn't has not come and maybe a friendly so joseph mrs on the hop and that's two out of three on the hopping admits because he put one over against dc against immed- so then they draw another penalty later on and he doesn't hop to hop or hop. What should joseph martinez on the no. It didn't know on the on the one you made your standing six feet away from go celebration. No he hopped up. I did not see a little has a slight hesitation. There was no hop. There was no like up on the house. Hate the hate stop i i just i don't like watching it like i just think it's ugly and like i not aesthetically pleasing also. I just think like it allows house for too many like you. You give yourself extra like half a second and like so many things can go wrong. We've seen a sky at or like missed the first one i just i. I'm not not about about it not about the blue rule allows keepers to have to stay on the line so you're giving the keeper now extra time to adjust because because he can't jump out and guests they they can't afford to guess like that anymore because it can't jump out <hes> two yards in front of time before the kick so if you're giving him extra time to wait and now you can't keep her stand in line longer. You can't like wait for them to move. I you're screwed it. Just feels like accuracy would be an issue and also i kind of feel that right foot that you're going to be going to you're right the majority of the time which he did on the one that was saved as opposed to come across your body. I don't know we'll see what he decides to do. You you'd think you'd want to stay consistent. Previously that was the hop. It worked then. It didn't work and he's not giving up p._k. Anymore i can guarantee that bear in t- no i'm not going to parenti <music> but he's not going to have all right congratulations to united as cup champions the second ever edition of this game. It's one to one t- congress has one atlanta united have won portland atlanta cup rematch this weekend on sunday ten pm eastern on fs. One portland got a three two win at home against chicago fire. That's two who straight in their ten home game. Run two wins good for them. I was just gonna say a little more atlanta news. It sounds like rometty miss yesterday with an injury. Frank rats are taken out right before for halftime with one as well. George bello probably not back yet so full complement of players for deboer going over. This game's going to be fascinating because i've been down in atlanta for the last week they played n._y._c. In america and franklin specifically said both times. We like playing against teams that wanna play the way we play which now is opening in possession. It wasn't at the start of the year. He created team that was defensively based and over the last two months they say all of the ideas that they've been working on in training are going forward attacking in-space face which is why they've become more fun to watch and the team that we're a little bit more familiar with it's interesting because that's not help portland's played well and at home. The question is can they break teams down but if atlanta comes out and opens up that's perfect for portland to sit in and hit on the counter so this is going to be a fascinating game this week. I will be there so anybody in portland who sees me. He wandered around doughnuts. I've been told not to go charlie other one blue star. I think you're not going to do my name's zor open. I'm getting a lot of recommendations again. If you see me wondering around what's up. I would love to chat with some fans out in portland really good kombucha at the snot. Gotta come next that one. That's a sour gross. Not about along is all about the trend thorns game on saturday. You'll see me there as well. Let's talk about women. Cabrera in the dynamo wilmer the fourth with coach to lose his job this season houston. They've struggled. They lost their last four to eleven and one in the last fourteen ten losses in their last twelve. That's not good made. The playoffs in two thousand seventeen when you took over did not make the playoffs last year but they didn't win u._s. Open cup looks like they will not make the playoffs this year they're six point out and there are fading and wilmer is no longer the head coach as a result thirty to thirty nine and twenty two is his record as the head coach of the dynamo and now to help us understand the decision is matt jordan the general general manager of the club. It's our a._t. And t. call to the field matt. How's it going. Hey guys. I'm doing andrew david charlie susannah. Thank you very much rob me on. I appreciate it. We appreciate russia you coming on and remembering everyone's name well done well done. Let's dive right in here. Of course the big news. Wilmer cabrera dismisses the head coach of the dynamo. Why why let wilmer go and why now yeah look. It was a very difficult decision. We have as a club that tremendous amount of respect and appreciation tation for everything the wilmer has done in the last two and a half years is the head coach of of the dynamo <hes> really coming off his last road trip <hes> in communication with our ownership group our board <hes> we collectively felt that it was the the right time to make this decision <hes> and really now how with with this being a challenging week with change comes opportunity so now the focus has shifted to supporting davey and the south the players as they prepare for the game this weekend against colorado. We know that the results especially recently we're not there. Is this strictly strictly results. Excuse me is there a coaching issue the way that you guys were getting x._y._z. out of your talent. Is it a roster problem well. What was the big issue here that led to wilmer just not getting what he needed to stay on the job. Well you know i think that you know wilmer the whole staff of i've been putting a lot of work into things <hes> in looking at really from the end of made the beginning of june we dropped eleven of fourteen games in m._l._s. play and we were three twelve and two in all competitions and and you know looking at everything holistically you know we we have the best start in club history this year <hes> and and we're off to a good start. Obviously we had a tough off last couple of months but i don't think anybody feels that <hes> the results. The last couple of months is a reflection of the quality of the roster. You know it's it's been challenging and there's a lot of factors. There's that play into this you know and so <hes> you know and obviously you had you know the the dog days of summer and the m._l._s. and everything that you guys guys no real well <hes> but really collectively felt that this was the right time to texas decision and and we wish wilmer nothing but the best moving forward so matt that tell us where are you at in the interview process right now for the next coach has begun already. Yeah well really once once you. You know any change like that occurs. I mean you're you know everybody is reaching out to your phone's blowing up and and we've had a tremendous amount of interest in that position i i think the key at the moment is is that we want to focus you know you you really wanna make sure that the group is has all the communication necessary a and and the coaches and davey in particular how to support to prepare for the weekend i think for us what's important is we're not going to rush into any decisions. We're not gonna make any reactionary harry decisions. We're gonna take our time. We're going to do our due diligence and it's going to be a very detailed process. You know we have a lot of you know key characteristics. We're we're gonna keep in mind that we're gonna evaluate as we're going through this process. You mentioned the due diligence. What have you learned from the past processes. You've been a part of hiring wilmer. Hiring is up in montreal as well and what are those characteristics. You're looking for well. I think the most important thing is that you have to find a head coach that that fits within the strategic plan of the club and within your within our core values that just strong leader <hes> and for us also understands understands our structures. You know we obviously we put a lot of work in our kademi are u._s. L. setup and a first team you know so i think a big part of this and we we believe big part of this is also the next candidate is committed to continuing to build on the infrastructure. That's in place and shows that level of commitment to to build build a culture of development. Those are the key factors that that were were focusing on in this process and and we'll take our time <hes> you know we're we're very fortunate that davey the <hes> you know is someone is very well respected in the locker room and amongst the staff and with the club and he's he's ready to do whatever possible all the help support. The club meetings very hard working. He's very committed got strong strong values <hes> and most importantly. He's got a growth mindset <hes> so i think i think that you know he's he's stepped right in you know and and is doing everything catalog with his staff and our support shop to help the guys prepare for this weekend matt. Is there so anyway that davy arnaud could win this job if he's to guide them to the playoffs. After this rough start <hes> you know towards the middle of the season. Could he's still win this job yet. Charlie no davey for sure is gonna be inconsideration for for the job <hes> you know and while we're we're doing and we're doing a very detailed search as well. <hes> and i think you know we feel we feel. We've got a good roster. I mean this is the same roster that had the best start in club history the street and i'd argue we were one of the most aggressive teams in the summer transfer window with the trades of christian ramirez nico hanson and the transfer of opposed jose bislama who's up and coming with the knossos team so we're not sitting back and and resting on anything you know we got a good group. We've got a good team. <hes> and these new editions we feel will give us a boost to make a good push and yeah davey will will be considered for the role as well davies a certain kind of candidate a guy from within the league players at a lot of experience here come up with his assistant coach but we've seen major league soccer. Go a little bit of a different way recently with the frank devore's and materiel maters of the world patrick patrick vieira tata martinez the defending cup champion when you think about that ideal candidate and what experience what attributes they have to have are you thinking m._l._s. experience experience within the league. Do you want to go outside and shoot big. Where do you stand on some of that. We're open. We're open and and you know that's also in communication with our ownership group. I mean we need. We need to evaluate and be open to all different options. <hes> and i've i've you know i've been a part of this process you know working with a with here <hes> in houston and also in montreal and and i've i've had the privilege of working qinghua domestic coaches coaches that abandoned the national team set up foreign coaches so i i think i have a unique background in in the process <hes> and so i'll just do my best in and work with with our board ownership group to to evaluate <hes> in fact. We'll make a decision. That's ultimately the key with all this is about the club and and that's a important core value for us every decision we take <hes> with the houston dynamo nine. Everything is about the club and and we're we're definitely <hes> a club. I organization and that's one of our key core values. That's never gonna change. It's been a tough go for the dynamo over the past five seasons only appearing in the playoffs once. How much pressure is they're on. This is higher for you personally to get it right yeah look. I think there's there's always pressure. I mean this is professional sports and you know and and that's that's that's just that's just a part of it and i think you know with with pressure. Also again comes <hes> opportunity as well. <hes> i think for us you know in the last in the last five years i mean i m lessons changed having been in the league since the very beginning. I feel like the last five years. M._l._s. exchanged more did the previous fifteen years and so really what the key is for a lot of clubs that have been league for a long. Sometimes you know how are we going to evolve how we're going to implement our strategic plan that is gonna is gonna help us continue to remain competitive but i think we've done that. Look look at our roster. You know we're one of the youngest most dynamic rosters we have some of the best young attackers and major league soccer. We have experienced. We have players that played in world cups. We have you have national team. Players that are currently competing europeans. We have south americans with americans. I mean and that's something that we're very proud of is is the makeup of a roster is also a reflection of our city and and that'll be another key factor in the next tires is that <hes> our next head coach understands the soccer community and the culture here and also understands what what we're building matt keeping in theme with that sort of big picture sure element here. What do you see as the identity of the houston dynamo and what is it that you guys need to kinda help. Fulfill that vision that you have for it well i think our identities changed as m._l._s. has changed not really suzanne that goes back to you know what i was just saying a of how how much the the league is changed in the last five six years with expansion with the infusion of tam money <hes> and and really you know so we've had to evolve that's been the key thing for us is to evolve and really you know major league soccer teams you know their their soccer their soccer organizations and that's what i mean and that's why when i talked about infrastructure it's really important. Put a proper infrastructure in place you know your your youth development set of which we've just just completely restructure a whole academy in the last twelve months you know building out scouting department building out your sports science department. <hes> you know continuing to look at how oh can you. Can you have these pieces in place to help organization so that's one thing i am proud of. Is that amidst you know. It's it's difficult to make a change like like the there's no doubt about it and and <hes> but you know. I think that we've you know midst making a difficult decision. <hes> it's been a good transition because we have sound infrastructure in place so for me. That's the most important thing organizationally <hes> with our strategic plan. I mean you've seen you look at our roster and you see see you know we we look to bring in young young talented players that we think of upside and and have the ability to grow with us that we we look to you know help move onto the the next level <hes> american players in their prime and then players from from within our organization meeting coming from our academy and our u._s. senate so those are really yeah those are the three key buckets that we continue to focus on that we believe will help us remain competitive as m._l._s. continues to evolve now we'll get to morrow. Minolta's is now with lisa the subject the transfer rumors all the time these days but you mentioned the academy and restructuring that in the past year and i think it's hard for people not to look at dallas up the road who are seemingly churning out first teamers out of their academy and wonder why the dynamo aren't doing that from what you've seen and the reasons why you restructured. Why hasn't that been more successful. The academy i think well first of all we hired follocher who you know we were so pleased to have you know paul someone that was a player in the m._l._s. m._l._s. extensive background in coaching and then youth development and really what's been important for us as he's come in is is to have a very clear <hes> clearly identified game model and clearly defined principles of play with each of our key. You know three key phase of development not to get too much into the weeds but you know so that's been really important for us <hes> with internally within our but i think also what we really made a big emphasis on over the last twelve months is is strengthening our relationships within the community. I don't think we have the best reputation in our own community in that space <hes> and so that's something that we're really working on to deform form a lot of <hes> and strengthen our strategic partnerships and and really utilize diversity of this city you know and and that's something that that we believe is is going to be a key component for us in the future. You know houston's the most diverse city in the united states and i'm not saying only <hes> <hes> of of latin origin. You know you're looking. It's it's a melting pot. You know it's it's south americans. There's <hes> african <hes> big. African community are big asian community. I mean it's it's that's that's the beauty of our city and so it's important for us you know as we go into the next head coaching higher but also with our strategic plan that that that <hes> our market is reflected in in each decision we make met with former u._s. National team great damarcus beasley retiring at the end of the season. Are there any plans to bring him back into the fold as in the front office or as a potential coach well demarcus right now. I know his is so focused and he's such a competitor. You know he really wants finished the season strong he and i were talking yesterday and and and you know that's sole focus and and i mean you guys know him as well. I mean there's there's not there's not a bigger competitor out there than him you know and so that's his his sole focus and you know and he's such a incredible leader for us as an organization you know i know he's going to have a a tremendous amount of opportunities with whatever he decides to do. I mean you never know you may even the he may have decided may wanna play one more year knowing what what type of competitor is but you know <hes> we're. We're really happy and proud album of organization you mentioned how aggressive year team was in the summer transfer for window christian ramirez big center forward it felt like maybe some of those moves could be with an eye for sales later on merriman otas and albert the lease of course have been rumored over over the last few windows. Have you gotten concrete offers. Are you in a place where you're ready to make that move this winter. Even if your coaches and in place yeah no we we've for sure a really pleased to to be able to add christian <hes> to our roster. I mean he again. If you go back to those kind of three buckets that we were talking about before for <hes> he fits perfectly into domestic or american player in their prime. That's a proven goalscorer in the league is a is great professional so <hes> so we're really pleased to add christian. We believe nico hanson has has a big upside <hes> and and you know we can bring something to table for us. That's jose bizarre has a very good players. Well <hes> who has a lotta upsides is twenty four years old so read plays add those three players yeah. You're always looking to to build a succession plan. <hes> we have had you know firm offers for our players. <hes> you mentioned the <hes> moral and albert and and you know we have several other young talented players that we've gotten a lot of interest in from outside the league <hes> so it's it's any time you're valuing. You know if you're gonna move out a player. You know it is something that has to make sense for the club and has to make sense for the player. There's there's agents involved. There's there's a lot of different factors in so. I think those are things that we're continually evaluating and again. We'll we'll make the best decision. That's in the best interest for the cloud all right. We'll see what happens with morrow and albert of course and what happens with head coaching job dave. You're no the interim for now at the houston dynamo that process starting out for matt joined the g._m. of the club matt. Thank you so much for joining us answering our questions good good luck the rest of the way okay thank you <hes> we <hes> and i appreciate your time have a good day big thanks to matt jordan for coming on answering our questions. <hes> what do you think here plaster last year not out of reach their six points out right now. If you're a houston dynamo fan you gotta lock in right now for a little bit i think because when you watch clubs and m._l._s. clubs around the world there's a reaction the action to a coach being fired because one is the ownership of the team has said it's not good enough and we are willing to take steps which applies to the players and they can't be moved as quickly or at the same time but everyone knows that exists mehdorn mentioned the new talent coming in so you actually have some new options. You're going to get a new voice and we've already seen an melissa sheer. Look at conor casey in colorado like it just generates new energy obviously bruce arena new england a fresh perspective and so you're six points out in a western conference at his absolute chaos. Everyone's going to be knocking off each other every single weekend for the houston dynamo on for fans. You've now got something to watch for see over the next few weeks if they show some life there back in the race and if they don't show maybe that means that you might notice in the least moved yet. I'm i'm gonna say they still have a chance to the playoffs and i think that's why they made the coaching decision right now because things have gone stale and think they still have a talented enough rosser to make a run now davy arnaud's unproven right but this is an opportunity for him to take and say okay guys. Let's get this going. They play this weekend home against colorado rapids. If you do not get a result you can you can ship it in the mail mail it in maryland and mail it in but if they do i think that's going to breathe some life into the squad and say okay. We have something going. Let's ride this out. Suzanne you kind of honed on the identity of the club and what the future might look like in that interview. Would you think about jordan's answers and when you think about who might be the next head coach of this club what stands out to you know man. I don't know it was a little bit vague. I think his his response into in the identity question and i think that's fair because i do think that they are club. That's in transition right now and they're actively trying to find out that identity. We compete as he said we changed. How do we compete exactly with our. We've we've seen the like. The release on salaries are generally not at the top now we bought him half and and yeah we've seen with l. a._f._c. and atlanta teams. It's like these teams that are super successful. They've got a big payroll. They're signing these big splashy. D._p.'s and i also i was not surprised used the wilmer cabrera era kind of ended as thoroughly as it did because when he was hired i thought this is the right guy for the job especially in houston with all the the spanish speaking players players and his ability to kind of recruit and so i i kind of see them going in a direction where they will want to go will after talent from south america central america and and get those guys to come. Come play because it's a formula that we've seen work here but as matt that said i mean they're open to anything so they haven't really honed in on a direction. It seems like it's kind of everything's very much up in everything's in play in which makes me not so confident for the rest of the season for them because i just think that there are too many question marks surrounding a whole a whole lot of issues on that team team right now from the academy to the first team to the coaching to just the identity if you're looking around for candidates out there partner at a nice article at the athletic assistance maybe robin frazier carries of agnan pat newnan a c._j. Brown perhaps roulston and know where he's at right now but i wouldn't be surprised if the player of the coach they hires a first time head coach because i think they've already gone through a couple options but one of the things with work whereas he's from a different era of the game and he he's been very good in his career working with young players communicating with them a a big picture ideas of how a team plays while your philosophy is i wouldn't be surprised if they go with someone who is new but has big ideas that they want to bring in and i wouldn't be surprised if it's a player who played in central or south america or played in milan has the ability to connect to those players. You talked about that. They want to recruit tab ramos than be name for this job. As they talk about how they want to integrate the academy the and have young players central america south america tabs played in mexico. He's <hes> national jim. I mean he could be he could be that sort of guy. <hes> we'll see what happens with houston. Dynamo will keep you up to date as always just in christ doesn't have a job right now. Frankly bus doesn't carl robinson. Brad friedel does have a job well. He doesn't have nameless this job yeah. He's working with miami. I thought it was the head coach of maybe their second team is currently in south korea with their you well maybe i maybe i don't know i'm just there also the u._s. Twice throwing names out there right now twenty four is ongoing. We got the first playoff scenario e mail in the inbox from rick laws these czar of numbers here major league soccer l. a._f._c. will clinch a berth in the playoffs if they win against real salt lake and f._c. Dallas loser tiger mantra intro impact. That's the only scenario right now you kind of jumped the gun here charlie. Come back to it. We don't have we don't have the insight and i don't wanna eulogize teams until they're officially out so we won't eulogize them. There's math math says nobody's technically out but who is this is regular season. Come for like who is it. Who's who's who's on vacation now. Not vacation can look forward yeah november and say i could probably book a nice caribbean vacation the unified points or whatever whatever it might be f._c. Cincinnati gone put you right there. You're out crew gone. We were gone for you. Fire gow the charts name half the lead coober gone k. colorado gone angry with yet sporting k._c. The notes those are for sure done nut i can't. I'm not ruling ruling out houston right. I'm not ruling out dallas. I'm not ruling out orlando city or toronto. Just explain to me a chicago fire. They go to portland and lose. It's three two but they got a last second win. At the weekend. There are only three points miraculously three points out of the playoffs. They play twenty seven games so that's more than everybody else but like hey crazier. Crazier things are happening. If the dynamos six points out you guys are so confident they could get back into it. Why couldn't the fire sinema change something. <hes> good point the that's what we may as we're not confident. That's what gives the beliefs things have. The wild card yeah chicago has been the same for three years now and no back line. It's it's so inconsistent. <hes> they leak goals they literally their addition to the back line was a guy in calvo who makes big mistakes who is super talented but makes mistakes and his own in the club enshrined seiger yeah. It's the essence of the clubs. There's a ton of talent. It doesn't fit together and they make big mistakes too big moment kind of like the houston dynamo also so the fire just don't win on the road one win this season away nine games remaining yeah so those are i think what i wrote about. Let them say hey probably not gonna make it. It was pointing at the away game or that. You bet okay so. I think i'm with you on everybody but the fire. I probably do agree with you. I just feel like oh three points. I'm trying to talk myself into it so we have that. They're how can i ask you as a local ensure. Sure how big is it if sporting k._c. doesn't make the playoffs issue. I think it's big but i think that kansas city fans look at the job. Peter vermes done the consistency they've had in the vast majority of the hardcore people that have followed it from <hes> you know not even from wizards days from the early sporting days understand that they've been pretty spoiled and that they have consistently hit above where they might be expected to sometimes sometimes way way above it also helps that they've won championships what if what if peter vermes at the end of this year if it ends the way it looks says hey we had a lot of injuries. We're going to bring back a similar group that would think would start to rile people. I'll tell you right now. He would not do that. Do you think he would think he looks at his team and says we're good enough so the problem is there. They recite a bunch of those guys. The tam the ones at the top the you know the rogers zoo sees the beasley ilya yeah and so but they're still another group that they could. They could go upgrade. They could go get a dp forward. They could go spend some more money. They've been talking about getting a dp ford for to find the right fit. It's time to find guy roger martinez out here. The echelon of talent that the other teams at the top of the west are competing. I think you can't under an underestimate the injury factor though i mean they've been which even klay cemented they did. It's been rough all so so a lot of older players that you're relying on so inevitably at some point. You have to say that's going to happen. One of those players they were relying on previously one aiko part everybody myself included beginning of the season figured you know what i was just going to have to pull this minnesota team up by the bootstraps kansas. He's going to have a better year. Look look at him rolling and oh boy well. It didn't end up that way because minnesota united are second in the western conference all by themselves on forty one points one point six four points per game thirty six points is how many they got in each of their first two seasons and m._l._s. and they now have nine games with five points above that mark doc. They knocked off the rapids one. Oh mid week at home. Big wing got to hear their way song. That's what they like to do. I want to have this conversation. Since we're talking eichel. Who is the defender of the year right. Now could win this thing on the conversation. Go par. I go on the run down baby. Won't we'll pay walls trade tam two billion sow. There's no podcast extended. The puck is not he's like a he's a oftentimes i guess which they own exclusive like podcast act. This is an invitation. You wanna come here. We'll put your name. It'll be ike time. I am radio. We'll we don't use radio anymore. It'll be time time i contact you reached out to the podcast and i was like look. I'm gonna make an offer reich bryk. What's what's the buyout clause peter vermes we're gonna need five hundred years and then he goes and gets him on the on the picture just to make guy guy capi so it's i think he's in the conversation because the defensive turnaround for minnesota united unreal and they still put out on an island not just him boxall too but i think i could in my opinion the more important of the two yeah they put them on an island all the time and so you know what won't be one figure this out and he's done it so who is a candidate here. My eyes robinson has to to be on one person. That's not talked about eddie cigar yeah so is that a twenty twenty. He's playing twenty four twenty three starts. He's got the most minutes on that back line. He's been the one consistent starting center back for that. Squad reads the play as well as tough on the tackle. Everyone can depend on a consistent. I love watching watching eddie sicker and zimmerman's similar when the fullbacks go up and he gets pulled wide and he can defend in space like i think no one maybe miles robinson's up there but like he is you are you put him on a hatfield by himself. One v one and he's going to win that battle. There are few players that dude <laughter> so you know i coincide tam deal defender year would be very helpful in that sense and maybe he's going to get some help here because zimmerman split the vote for elliot c andrey be miles robinson an l. p. l. just vote l. g._p. A._p. can't be okay. Maoz robinson has been the best defender in l._a. And have thirty goals against church. They've given up thirty goals so n._y._c. a._f._c. They have one of the better defensive records in the league so i'd say mancino should be maxine. Shannon anton tenor home might split vote like i don't see. I don't see anybody that everyone's gonna rally around here when he wanted. Everybody rallied around right like yeah. That's often how these sort of awards go yeah but shouldn't technically go to the best team that's giving up the least amount of goals now because if you're team structure so let's be real what ike is dealing with and he's a much improved team ozzy lonzo in front of him younger. I i guess is harder than what ramon mitzner yeah but it's harder than what miles robinson i think is dealing with now is is influential to what his team does but but he has more talent in a better structure around isn't it. Is it harder or is it just different because like miles robinson had to beat out for team pug who i think would have assumed that this was going going to be his job. Young player with more expectations in atlanta with more eyeballs on him comes in and performs whereas i actually i know i'm good yeah no. I was hurt when the season started. That's our muslim guy. He's still beat up. Michael parker says well that's true yeah and lorenzo who's played centreback so he's he's beat up players but he's been the one constant in that back backline as well for atlanta and you talk about athleticism always been there but now the ideas of where should i be. How do i cover his ability to a pass now like he can see passes. He can make those passes. He's comfortable on the ball can take touches. I think when you saw him before he on the boss nervous. You're you see nerves and you can't can't <hes> can't wait to get the ball off his feet. Now it's calm i can i can make the passes. I can make the right decision. Gimme the ball and i'll start the attack back. That's what you see for miles robinson so also. I can't wait to see him. Get the call up to u._s. Men's national team in january. That's got to be a given. I can't wait to see these as p._r. Directors the rest of the way trying to figure out a way to get their guy all the shine a defender of the year goalkeeper of the year new all these things. That's the way it works. This is the time you know my address and all the gifts this way so we never talk about fullbacks you mentioned tenor which i think is a fair mentioned in terms of the ones kamara was her for this meant to narrow who on or two of the better one on one that i think is nine shots. Both attacking players is going to run away with all of these awards. I'm like i can't they should be in walker. Zimmerman is the sexy pick but he deserves it. You know i mean they've but it comes down to the m._v._p. Conversation right best verse most valuable and no one has no one has an answer to the defender of the year one which is what you were saying which comes down to aleksey one which zimmerman probably deserves it so probably but if it's for this year right now i would pick cigarette as well. I would pick the girl out of the to even though i think zimmerman is fantastic and he's been great for him. Hey mess for gold calm right. There's there's twenty four twenty three games. He started be the voters listeners 4._0._1._k. Zero six zero m._l._s. extra time dotcom hit us with your defender of the year. Who who would you go with. Let's revisit alistair hit last week and i our producer unders pick chad myers yeah i know and because it's the chad marshall theorem in reverse is going on right now apparently in seattle they lose throat oursel- mid week. We gotta get 'em for the lou because unofficially official. It seems mike reports saying dispatch that they will be the next team in major league soccer say louis <hes> what is going on with the sounders. What is your quick. Take here on the state of it sounded so if if it was me i wouldn't be super panicked because i think kim ki he i think is very good centreback major league soccer and with chad marshall getting her and then going going out didn't have a solid partnership to play alongside and then i think lost a little bit of confidence as finally got there and now you've got a guy who's trying to adjust to the league maybe next next though guy who's not playing at his top form so i would say if you're a sounders fan wait a little bit to see how that partnership comes together and i thought it was promising to see branch mets go with the five backline mid week obviously because it was mid week just to show that maybe there is a little creativity into thinking that if this doesn't come together the way we wanted to in two thousand nineteen we we have a backup plan of a way to go so you've been in that then loss no because he didn't play in that game like it wasn't your best talent out. They get the why would you all all up midseason right. Now didn't look like they shipping goals. Don't poorly had a shot on target in this game like it's not just the defense at this point anyway. We're going to see on saturday galaxy. Hosts seattle galaxy had a nice win mid week against dallas ten pm eastern that one is on e._s._p._n. Two imas for the loo- it looks like it is going to go through kind of seemed that way commissioner. Don garber was san at all star break that he was extremely impressed by their bid. Now the saint louis post dispatch is reporting that there will be an announcement next week in saint louis announcing saint louis as team number twenty in major league soccer in case you've somehow forgotten in twenty twenty twenty inter miami and nashville see will enter twenty twenty one awesome and then you would expect twenty twenty two obviously none of this official. We're just kind of extrapolating from the report from the post-dispatch catch. That's when saint louis would enter major league soccer. You can find me saedlou nellie all. I think we should talk. I'm going to be there at the announcement and be like you ever. Have you ever been to the bowling alley her. Have you ever been to bowling alley awesome so the st louis ownership group in case you didn't know spearheaded by caroline kindle bets. She's a president of enterprise holdings. Foundation impressed rent a car. That's where it's at can't jim cavanaugh c._e._o. Of wide world c._b. Worldwide technology so it's a majority jordy female ownership group. They've got primarily privately funded downtown stadium. They have a really good bid and it seems like it's going to go through now. Commissioner don garber also reportedly visited charlotte in sacramento following the board of governors meetings at all star. He'd just gotten back from las vegas. The other cities still kind of in and around the mix here for expansion charlotte indianapolis muscles vegas phoenix raleigh san diego. All of them were at all star as well. What do you think about saint louis. Don't make me like saint louis. Why because i'm i'm from chicago like just hatred for the city because of all he's so kansas this sports rivalries however being cardinals phalle ever. Thank you very much thank you however. I think this is really cool. I think there is actually like a rich history of soccer in in saint louis i and this this if there was ever a city right now that like really like needed something or something well to be fair the blues just once they they got the. I know i did that didn't feel that did not feel good for her but i love i love. I love the female ownership group. I love i love i love that. This is a a city that has really really pushed for like the fans have been like so outspoken about bringing soccer to saint louis. I think i think <hes> there's gonna be a huge a huge response for this and so it makes me it's hard for me to say but like i'm i'm here for it down down for soccer locker new up. I'm here for this. It's going to be an incredible rivalry with kansas city a very natural rival also chicago who have been lacking that natural rivalry as well. I kind of got nerdy on this earlier today. 'cause i was like man. How does it work with twenty eight teams into this league conferences. 'cause it kind of flips back and forth doing a way it to get to that. I just wanted to bask a little bit more. I mean this is the soccer community in america. This is the one we've been waiting for obviously talents from there and his spoke exponentially the one negative negative could probably be a little bit insufferable but he's talked about it all the time but the history of the nineteen fifty welcome to the communities their statues. What's also real exciting is the youth development in that area's saint louis got galley which is connected to saint louis f._c. She's the current us-led championship fifteen that jim common. I actually still owns are currently owns. They're one of the best academies in the country and they've not been connected to a pro team that they can push through to the first division. You think taylor taylor is gonna be sporting director now. I don't think so i don't think you can. I don't think you could get him out of boston and i think he likes it. In the booth microphone a guy like joe sergeant could have been seventeen year old homegrown and there are a lot of players in that area and the fan base comes out for yourself championship. They want the team so it's going to be a a hit when it hits the ground and it's exciting now. Let's see where they play yeah. That's a good quite well. That is a great question conference wise. The downtown stadium is in development here so i didn't feel like to conferences really worked anymore. I was about to say we've gotta be close to three conferences thinking maybe four because i broke it down here and i tried to separate things out so in two thousand twenty of inner miami and nashville come in right now we're twelve and twelve were even as far as east and west but when inter miami comes in obviously east in nashville i don't think you can put them in the west because you need to have with w-a-n-n-a in orlando and a half miami to have to be there so to me the gotta put them both in the east and figure out the schedule probably there then austin of seed gets you back in the west that even a little bit saint louis you put them in the west so then with our kansas city and it evens it out but then they're not was chicago. Martian yeah does chicago have to be an eastern conference different sports city no. I don't think so it could be like. Let's say they moved them. Let's say they just create a central vision about this. Okay you're right the worst. The west division is going to be vancouver. Seattle portland san jose l. a._f._c. l. a. galaxy and and here's the unfortunately the number of colorado. Is there the logical one to split out into the central then it would be colorado minnesota chicago sporting k._c. Saint louis columbus cincinnati in the central so each of these are seventeen gene conferences for the twenty eight in the east. You can probably guess that montreal toronto n._y._c. a._f._c. red bull's d._c. Philly new england and then the south is atlanta orlando miami nashville houston austin and dallas you. It's that's that's sexy. I like. Hey you're gonna play record and four game season. Two thousand twenty two home and away in your division is twelve games and then so then you have. I think one game it's every other opponent in the league minus one. You're you're not gonna get every team just because it's the numbers game but you'll get one game against every other opponent except for one team which gets left out of your schedule and you could rotate that on and on and on how how do you feel about that breakdown. I feel okay yeah i don't. I don't know why even the moon for. I don't know i couldn't go west central east 'cause then you colorado back to the west with our south east that is to then you're pulling people out of the east. You throw throw the texas teams in central and you can potentially move montreal around. That's what i would tell you. I mean you could move mantra montreal toronto toronto east east now you drive straight from the i like this a lot. This is toronto's trillium william columbia trillion. You can't not play a team like you have to be able to play every single right now. Well no crap but you don't blood but you don't play everyone at home. Yes but see another sports. This is the way it goes. That's the way it was just one plane. Everything you'll you'll switch it every year so you'll get that special eastern game every now and then you back with it fine. Let's think about my proposed four. I'll put this on twitter and you can have you. Do we have time for the mailbag here. Yeah hit it hard one question. What are we going to do it. <hes> <hes> sounders ownership changed russell wilson ciara macklemore microsoft ceos others joined the ownership group which was cool joe roff. He's moving on but they got a bunch of local folks in that are really excited about it so i wanna ask this. Which local celebrity would you like to see become emma's owner just for ish gigs i can we we were having having this conversation. We was a genius. I was like who would be good in chicago and then he's like my literally complete rebrand brand new downtown with kanye toe adidas connection. You're moving out of this world. If people didn't know about the fire before they know the lord genius us twice today on this set both were incorrect around you would be liz with minnesota united. Let's go ooh. I love you step off. Let them finish that now. I think thank you know joel. Embiid is one that people talked about for the philadelphia union. He really worked now lives in new york. He lives in new york. Ah just drive the n._b._a. News on kansas city fans. I would like pat mahomes to he's offering but we you have thirty seconds here. So we're out of time for this. When you have to tell us what like local celebrity just other celebrity whatever it might be like jon bon jovi for the red bulls philly he'd be feeling sorry my bad john four one two zero six zero extra dot com. We have have some more good mail that we will get to on monday. Enjoy your weekend e._s._p._n. Plus e._s._p._n. F s one. That's where that is match. 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S3E9: Regression to the Meme

Holding The High Line with Rabbi and Red

1:27:41 hr | 11 months ago

S3E9: Regression to the Meme

"In her truck Jason. Yes stupid sheriff's. We'll give you the balls to his bring on you and then claw your face off flashed holding fast. Thank you Hello rapids fans and welcome to the second to last preseason episode of holding the High Line with Rabbi and read my name is Matt Pollard it is February nineteenth. Twenty twenty this episode is brought to you by roughnecks scarves and ignorance. Fc COCA CAF Champions League femur is upon us the Colorado rabbits have played their final preseason game of the twenty twenty season and I am now joined by a man who will be winning justice. Many Champions League trophies in the next few years is pep. Guardiola Rabbi Marc Goodman. How's it going man? Hey February is all about getting random illnesses but the only illness that I can count on every year is CC L. Fever baby so excited right. Now I'm watching the Community Costas Club America game. It's a nil nil. Draw by the time you hear this. Someone will have scored a goal. Hopefully in this match so many exciting results is nice to see the tiny team of Alleanza of San Salvador El Salvador. Getting a two one upset tonight over mighty mighty John t grace of Monday and it was equally semi disappointing to watch 'em Alas Pooped the bed once again as L. Afc lost what do they lose to? Nothing I think can help to it was a really. It was an exciting game boy boy. Llc looks lappy like they hadn't even had a preseason. Yeah now we'll set on that front markelle. I'm taking a new route to where I'm being extremely pessimistic. Nihilistic one of the teams that we have on this podcast friends. As you'll remember inside joke rapids. More ghoulish is happiness as measured by expectations. And so I have chosen entirely mark to forego CC L. Fever this year and just assume that every single team is gonNA lose as soon as they play a Mexican clubs. So I know Montreal got a result tonight and I wouldn't have picked them in. You know my bracket challenge to advance over Saprissa but I think L. AFC probably ends up losing the Leone. I think the rest of the teams will certainly get their results. But you know typically we see in this tournament all it takes is like fifteen to twenty minutes of really bad. Play out of the back or a couple of mistakes and these league. Amex teams can easily overcome a chew nail or a two-goal aggregate deficit. And so the big question mark that we have about the Seattle sounders are. What's going on at the back with Kevin Lear? Damn and Stefan fry being the only consistent players that they have from last year's team defensively obviously we saw L. Afc looked like a team with a new goalkeeper. A new centreback and two new fullbacks last night still a lot of doubts about Montreal anytime they play. Somebody big even. Nobody did a really good job in this tournament. In two thousand fifteen. And who else am I forgetting about? Mark Oh and then there's Atlanta who lost to our who lost Robinson early like last week in preseason and that New York City of going to be playing games at red bull arena and with the Latin American influence that you have and the Tristate area those GonNa be home games for them and then realistically do we have a scenario. Where New York Red Bulls fans are buying tickets to see Seattle specifically to root against New York City F C? So you have fever mark. I maybe have C- sale fatalism and we'll see what one of us has to win right. That sounds miserable. You should get that treated you know my CC. L. Fever gets make me feel ill and then stupid at the end when I regret all the time I spent investing emotionally in these teams. Ucla fever seems to have turned fatal. Like the your heart has turned to a black stone and you have no love there for anything anymore. Yay done a reverse. I'm the reverse heroes arc of the grinch star happy and productive and wanting to help people and then my heart just metaphorically shrink sue sizes and I'm just like I'm going to go live in a cave and then adopt a dog and the grumpy angry at everybody. Yeah you only get that. Look that you're going to be okay. Yeah customers around before their Colorado Colorado rapids season start. Yeah let's we've got two other brand our topics that we want to banter topics that we want to get to tonight folks and then so this episode dear listeners have already made it obvious in the title by the time this gets published on your favorite pod. Catcher is tonight we are doing our full season preview of the Colorado rapids twenty twenty season mark. And I have come up with eleven questions that we think are key critical and in and up in the air in terms of their impact. On how successful twenty twenty and beyond could be for them and will focus exclusively on the opener next week. with DC united and then maybe a few other things as well. That won't be a thirty thousand foot view seeing the forest through the trees view. That will be having tonight. But I I WANNA address Markelle. I think the reality is one of the major components of modern. Football is effectively going to be on trial. I think in the next couple of weeks for those of you who are living in Iraq over the weekend Friday night it broke. The UEFA. Came out and through an auditing anal- an investigation into Manchester City's finances and they're spending on the first team determined that they had violated and cooked the books regarding to UEFA and the premier league's Financial Fair play rules and in doing so handed down a punishment of a two year ban on Champions League this is potentially leading to a frenzy as other than Liverpool and then Norwich. It's basically a crushed beer can in the primarily in terms of how close all the teens are so potentially the fifth spot assuming man city finishes in the top four will be fall on spot into the group stage of the Champions League that Sheffield United of all clubs could be potentially in the running for on that mark and then obviously presumably Manchester City. All of their oil money pump lawyers are going to be appealing this into the Into the Appeals Court for Sports. I might be butchering up. What that acronym And that title is but in any case they could potentially drawing this out so it could go away could just go down to one year and really I think this and their findings mark has you draw into question to a certain extent. The success that Manchester City's bent on this entire time because they effectively ownership just said we're pumping oil money into this team to create a superclub with pep Guardiola. And all the money. They're spending on player. Wages in transfer fees and everything but then when it came to the actual bookkeeping component of it they decided. Let's make it look like it's more from sponsorships and ticket revenue and what have you and ultimately now. This was a team that had fun money. Even before Pep Guardiola showed up. They had success with fun money. In terms of how much money they were spending and to a certain extent. I think we have to say that as long as they had been doing that. The success that they have is somewhat tarnished by the fact that they were violating. Those rules. You know does the fact that Reggie Bush was getting paid under the table while he was you at USC and that led to him choosing to go to the University of South Carolina South Southern California. Does that not? In some way bring into question. The dynasty that they had in the Pete Carroll era of the UC trojans football. And so. I throw it to you mark. What do you make of this in? The context of what Manchester City has represented in the Premier League? The fact that Pep Guardiola came there specifically to help them get over Champions League com- if they don't do it this season. It's unlikely that it's going to happen. And we questioned whether or not the team's GonNa get broken up some component and is this ultimately going to have major ripple effects for the other super ownership groups that have been lining the current state of the sport and how predictable it is and how much it is. A function of money despite the implementation of financial fair play on a continental level. Yeah I think I think it's an important decision that fee for made to in to actually Implement Financial Fair play and follow up on it and punished for it because otherwise it was basically a soft cap on the top end teams. Based LIKE. If you only make you know half a billion dollars in revenue. You can't spend more than half a billion dollars as a team like You can't have your Qatari. Oil Buddies just pump cash into the team And hopefully you know. Do an off the book. Shell game with some. We came in Ireland finances. To pretend like you're not doing it You know On some level you could make the argument like there's nothing wrong with someone taking their piles and piles of cash and lighting it on fire in order to spend the most on the best team in the world whether that's fair or not to basically. That's basically what Portsmouth did fifteen years ago. The other way of looking at it as anybody who invests in you know a professional football team and thinks that it's likely to be a sound financial investment as opposed to say like you know investing in neutral funds is a moron like to some degree. Would you buy a professional sports team? You're already so rich that you're that you're burning money as it is but that being said like the idea is it's a soft salary cap on the top top ends of teams. It's like if you you can't generate. You can't generate more revenue. Did you can't spend more money on players. I think as silly as the whole thing is as you know questionable whole thing as ultimately. It's probably the right thing to do. I just openly questioned whether this kind of rare only the super rich multibazillionaire bazillionaire clubs ever get punished. System is is really going to work at all of this is a little bit of nibbling on the margins because I think the ultimate end all of this is going to be All of the super rich teams in all of the major leagues in Europe leaving to form a Europa European super league. It's been kind of rumored in hinted at for a while and it makes a ton of sand. Slyke wide is Barscelona. WanNa bother even playing eibar twice a season like it doesn't make any sense for Barcelona they'd rather just play all their games against ESPN Liverpool. So I think it's you know and I think once that happens and loses the ability to done teams for financial fair play but for right. Now it's a good thing. Yeah no I hear you mark. I was having a discussion with one of my soccer friends. WHO's also pretty pretty interested in politics. And so you know if I just if if we take like the you the mostly conservative argument that Venezuela's a failure because of socialism therefore electing Bernie or whoever. Afc taking over Congress would be a bad thing for you know from afar. Venezuela has largely been run by corruption. And so in that I see it as somewhat of a faux socialist operation and you know regardless of what you want to save. The Soviet Union was pretty much every single. You know head of state that they had at that point from solid was effectively running some level of cronyism or like a mob mentality within the basic structure of communism. And so I think there's some merits to financial fair play. Certainly there's some pros and cons to relative to you. Know the the cap or the salary structure that we have in various leagues in the United States including major league soccer. Obviously if you look at the NFL and the NHL and the NBA or not the NBA have a hard salary cap in the case of Major League Baseball and the National Basketball Association. It's a soft cap with the form of if you go over the luxury tax and we're not a baseball or soccer or a sports finance podcast. We'RE NOT GONNA go down that road. Mls has mechanisms upon which clubs like Atlanta can spend a lot of money in certain ways that they want and other clubs like the Colorado rapids in the New England. Revolution can Kinda just do the bare minimum. And those two can relatively be in the same place. But at the same time other than the odd Leicester City appearance. Or you know what they're doing. Granted off of sustained growth over the course of the last couple years. Pretty much if you just if you look in let's make an excel table and let's or the teams from one to twenty in terms of how much money they spend and order them from one to twenty in terms of where they finish you. It's a pretty good predictor as far as narrow level of success. And so I think they the the current state of world football is somewhat on trial in this case and I think the current state of financial fair play. And whether or not it's going to be massaged blown-up could potentially be Al Fayed here but regardless of whether or not you believe folks whether it's the political analogy that I just made or you think you know the franchise model that you have in. The United States is a better idea. Or you know a total free market that you might have had at certain times in England. The fact remains is those rules in those structures are only as good as the governing bodies that manage them and as we're seeing right now. Major League Baseball Paul. Manfred has some efficiencies and some lack of institutional control that has led to. You know some you know bantering and obviously in a massive failure in terms of quality control on the twenty seventeen major league baseball playoffs. And there's clearly whether it's Fica in the World Cup whether it's doping whether it's at all levels of world football they're a serious lack of control and so does corrupt fief is corrupt. Can you really be fault when that corruption allows Manchester City to have been on corruption so regardless of what you have in the rules if the governing body that is managing it is not objective detailed and holding people accountable? Nothing of what you have is going to be efficient and so in that in that. I think that's why you have situations like Manchester City. That's why the relative inactivity that you sometimes he's from. Don garber led to the situation that we had in Columbus over the last couple of years. Hashtag saved the crews but save the crew. But you know a lot more is going to have to come out of this. I'm not sure what's entirely gonNA happen. But IT FIEF IS GONNA have to put its foot down and then really commit to. Its own looking in the mirror and making its own corrections to prevent the Super League from happening if we don't want this to happen again or have other inefficiencies to occur and so I think ten years from now we're still going to be doing this. Podcast and teams in England. Or they're still going to be a big big big six. They're spending a lot of money and doing stuff below board and getting away with it. And the Cleveland. Browns are still going to be crap and making a profit regardless and so with that level of nihilism folks let us head to the real reason that mark and I are doing this podcast and the reason for tonight show and that is previewing the twenty twenty Colorado rapids season. Oh I guess mark do we briefly want to at least acknowledge the rapids defeating the Chicago? Fire on Saturday and then losing to the galaxy earlier today at time of recording or we kind of already answered about preseason not mattering last week I was Geo locked out of both games and couldn't watch either of them but you actually saw them. Did you have any interesting takeaways from what you saw a good combination from the people who were involved on the attack for the rapids in the game against the game against Chicago granted it was Chicago? You still saw a lot of squad rotation and I think it's about as expected on as far as you know who the likely first team is for the rapids and who the likely second unit is for Robin Frazier Side. And then it was some defensive mistakes by the second unit today against the Galaxy. Andre Rawls didn't look particularly good. And you know it was the allegation obviously. They've got their own issues in terms of figuring things out on the attack but not really having an idea what's going on defensively but at the end of the day. These things are all exercises and so I don't know that the real rapids aren't going to show up until the real rapids needed. Show up in that. Robin Fraser has been building for next Saturday against united. And so all we can say that the rapids for the most part. Were better than it seemed. That's going to be really bad this year and they were about on the second unit ultimately caused a bad result against team. Were expecting to be pretty good. This season and so pre season doesn't matter until it does and we're not gonNA know that until probably June so let's not spend another second so Mark why don't you explain the structure that we have for our season preview this year and then I will get it. Started off with asking you the first question that we have matt came up with eleven amazing questions about the Colorado rapids and so we're going to split them equitably between the two of us because of course eleven questions breaks down to an even number of six questions for Matt and five questions for Mark So that's GonNa Start with asking the first question. I'll ask him the second one will run down. And if if we're dying Matt behave if you're dying to throw in a question and you just want to add like one or two sentences it will be allowed it will be allowed but also I think listeners is a great opportunity. Ask yourself these questions. What do you think about this? Be ready to throw it out to us on twitter or hit US up women ask. Hgh L. at the end of the show. If you have questioned twelve thirteen fourteen and fifteen that would be great so yeah. That's the format The roughnecks scarves Idris FC sponsored content. You want of the the roughnecks cars eleven questions to start the season preview with rabbi read. Yes so and so I will say. We came up with eleven pretty easy full disclosure listeners. I stole this from another team specific. Podcast that I listen to on a regular and this'll be. This is a fun thing that I think are pretty big picture in Evergreen for the entirety. This season you know it's not like with the rapids united next Saturday sort of thing so this is stuff where you know ten games into the season or at the halfway point mark we can take stock of so this is definitely these are all rather than just going. What is the offense? Look like what is the midfield look like a Cetera. These are things that will get us and then get you listeners. In a good thought process for thinking about this team as the season goes along and we can certainly look back on these questions and try and come up with what the answers were halfway through or all the way through the season to better make sense of it so I think it's putting everybody in the rapids community in a good healthy mindset in terms of taking perspective of this team and what things are to look for and certainly came up with the starting eleven but part of why we are on twitter. Why we're active and why we take all of your ask. Hdl's no matter how absurd they are as we got seven other spots on the bench folks and so we'd happy to have them so by the end of the season. We have eighteen questions with seven of your submitting the substitute questions for us to think about one of the rapid sign. Lino messy in the summer after he leaves Barcelona on a free transfer. Right Mark No okay. So with that. Let's return back to reality and so I will throw the first question to you mark the rapids for almost two years particularly pork Smith in the front office where making such a big deal of the off season that is about to end in terms of bringing in. Dp's bringing attacking players and spending a lot of money. Wants Skeleton Gosse and Tim. How're Kane off the books? And then so now. We finally have these players who were scouted extensively who they made a really big deal. And now it's time to see whether or not those acquisitions can pay off given that the rapids historically have not had strong productivity for the money that it costs them to sign their DP. So mark. First question to you will Nicholas Bene- say nominally and Galon Astra's for him because he may be coming in the summer. Will they deliver the season? Or will we see that was or will their productivity match the return on investment that was spent and that long-term these two or three players will be productive as far as the rapids? Being impactful into the new decade Nominally first starters. It's yes he's GonNa be like roughly at ten and ten guy for the rapids Maybe a little bit more. Maybe maybe a few more assists or a few more goals in either direction but a lot of key passes A lot of threw balls. We're GONNA see him combined really well. He's going to be really important to build up the team and he's GonNa make it almost immediate impact. The question of how exactly the rapids wanted to employ him. What the four three looks like with him. Who's going to be alongside been midfield? How he's GonNa play wings versus the center forward a lot of it. There's big questions there but I think he's got the pedigree People are saying that he looks the part He he really does seem like he's going to be the right thing. Ben Is as for me is a no. I was confused at the signing at the beginning. I think he's fine but I don't think he's a significant upgrade over basically any of the other options at forward Later this week American soccer analysis will have my season preview of the Colorado rapids You know unbelievably ridiculous. Open plug of my own work inserted right here And I didn't pick on. Ben Is there but I I pointed out that like the rapids have so many solid options for their four words that they could really roll the dice enthralled. Almost anybody in hit really. Well I don't know that Benazir is going to be even the best option at left wing let alone a massive upgrade entire forward core. That's at I like having him as depths but if he only scores four goals than has six assists on the season. I think that would be fine. But I don't know that he was in essential and I don't know that another player I mean those are those are not so far off from Josh. Gatt numbers in judge yet wasn't just got was fine. He wasn't he wasn't as bad as most rapids fans complained that he was but then I don't have high hopes for And Galvin is a yes for me but not in twenty twenty. He's going to deliver in twenty twenty one Rapids Republic. Put out an article today suggesting the possibility that he will come earlier than July. The answer to that is no. He's not coming earlier than July period. When he arrives in July he'll be so far back in the pecking order in. It'll take so long to get him up to speed and he'll be coming off entire South American season that he probably exhausted from did I don't think he's GonNa factor in at all. Season reminds me of the year they brought up Cole. Bassett Ambassad has start in the midfield late in the year and he had a goal in the final of the second last game of the year and we were all really jazzed for the kid. But like you know. It didn't mean that Suddenly starting to the US men's national team because he showed up in July so gallons not not ready. It's not it's not his time yet. All Right Matt we go on to question two yes night so this one is a good one. I love it there opposite. A LOT OF OPTIONS AT CENTRE-BACK. They brought in want to ask a follow question. So one hair you yet out. How dare I one word no explanation? Yes or no right now. Does nominees loan turn into a purchase and his nominee a Colorado rapid. Come the opening game of the season. Let's see twenty twenty two. That's such a hard question because it's like guessing tweet up and it's like it's asking the question of whether we can actually afford whatever the bio clauses which I don't know what it is I'm just going to say yes back all right question to question to So there is a lot of options at centerback brought in drew more they brought in Austin trustee. They had laws Babacar. They have Courtney Ford. They have declan win Who Else am I missing? That up. Dog Watson buys technically in the springs. Danny Wilson still out so out there. And the Guy He's the guy that exists But yeah the and and you know realistically I think with the manager Anything's possible but still opening day and the two different questions from me. Who are the starting centre backs And how do they look on the first day of the season and also Matt? Who are the two centrebacks that get the most minutes throughout the year? So that gives you a little bit of wiggle room to say you know positives a question at a two and a two beings it gives you a little wiggle room to say maybe things will change so by opening day you're asking the WHO were the two centrebacks who starred against DC united next week guess who Annan by the end of the season who gets the most minutes. Okay so I think the two centrebacks who start opening day will be Austin trustee or not not us through a lawsuit Boubacar and drew more to centrebacks. Who were starters in the past in the eastern conference who have familiarity with playing a Ben Olson team in DC Arkan rattled by the atmosphere that you have relative to Austin trustee who took some time to get used to things in Philadelphia and when he was a regular starter. The Union didn't always have success against DC united and by the time the union were about to get on the run. I think trustee gotten hurt and then was just a little bit late. Getting in wasn't too much of a factor last year going into them. I think the union had that win against New York Red Bulls than I remember. They lost to the next round in the playoffs. But in any case Oh my it put in sharpy right now. Drew more on a Boubacar are starting the home. Opener are starting the opening game of the season against DC united the chew centrebacks who will get the most minutes for. Let's say just league place. Let's throughout open. Cut Mark On for League. Play will be the two who were acquired via transfer fee this off season Abu Bakar and Austin trustee and I'm also throw out the those will be that will be the most common combination in terms of minutes played that we see throughout season on. We still haven't seen court forward in the preseason and while I've gotten on good authority that he will be he will not be on the injury list for the majority of the season he will be factor at some point that I just wonder if just too much has gone from him. A productivity standpoint and development standpoint because he's effectively lost two and a half years of playing soccer and I think drew more will be the third most regular centreback that we have but that will be somewhat situational but I just think a Boubacar did way too much snap. He's way too happy. He's finally here. He's going to be happy in absolutely productive. And there's going to be a little bit of a jostling but maybe drew more gets injured. Austin Trustees himself from in terms of turning potential into actually productivity salt. Say A BOUBACAR. Easily for me is playing two thousand. Plus minutes this season I would say I would not be shocked at all if You know he is just barely second banana to Keith and Rosenberg in terms of most starts for somebody on the back line. And I'd say Austin trustee is probably right around seventeen hundred mark and then we probably see a thousand plus minutes easily in all competitions from drew more and there could be a little bit of jostling it could be a little bit based on form but I think just overall trustee plays a little bit more and that ultimately certainly. There's no doubt in my mind. Come Twenty twenty one that trustee and a Boubacar are these starting centre backs upon which the rapid will be mounting a real effort to make the playoffs and win MLS Cup. Let's go on to question three mark. I have a little bit of a lead in into this one. So when Robin Fraser took over and then he had his press conference in he and I have had a couple of other conversations as well. He kind of left open that he had some ideas in terms of what he was doing. Tactically mark and it was very similar to what the rapids hat from an ethos stamp one going back to the rapids way. But he didn't WanNA totally blow up. What the team had done successfully under conor Casey so he was Kinda Sajjan it about halfway between his ethereal idea of what this team is GonNa look like over the course of the last four or five games of the season. But then really we were GonNa see what the Real Robin Frazier's rapids look like Com twenty twenty. They've obviously made. Some additions added some players who the front office was scouting. Certainly players who Frazier was able to give his own opinion on that. Then inform them making certain decisions and how much resources they wanted to give up to acquire those players. He's made it pretty clear in the preseason and some interviews that they're going to be doing some four three three stop but this is still a team that he emphasized in Twenty. Eighteen was focusing was sacrificed too much on the defense side in order to create offense but also indicated that he had some more of stylistic idea or a system to implement the attack relative to what conor. Casey's rapids look like in in two thousand nineteen so if we go back to the PAP Wola to Pablo Mastroeni scale mark. Where is Robyn Frazier on that scale is are we going to exclusively see the four three or we still going to see some moderation of what we saw from? What Robin Frazier Tactically and Formation Wise last season? We're GONNA see four three three. I don't know exactly what it looks like because I think the seven games we saw Robert Frasure at the helm or was it nine. I'm not sure It was not enough to get a sense of what his his four three three eight looks. Like what I mean by that is is it. Is it possession. Basis at low block and counter is it kind of mid block and fight tooth and nail in the midfield. How how much is the midfield? Three GONNA be used. How wide is it? GonNa Look my take. Is that into fairly moderate for three three in the sense that It employs all the different tactics in different configurations which is basically like the least exciting answer that you would get from a tactics. Pundit you would wanna hear from a guy like me like oh it looks like this. It looks like that. But it's not it's GONNA look if they're gonNA press in spots they're gonNA possessing spots. They're gonNa you know have a lead and sit back on it and let the other team hold the ball in spots They're going to play widen spots. But I do think you're going to see the two of the most important players on the field in the four three are going to be easy to Wings that the left wing in the the right wing are going to be extremely important players for Robin Frazier More so than we've seen in the previous two coaches at the rapid tad all right. Let's throw the question four Matt. You're not allowed to answer. I'm just moving on so question. Four so one of the things that Colorado it was before last year. Particularly because of the supple supple foot of Jack Price. The shropshire pillow was that the Colorado rapids scored a ton of goals on set pieces. I think it was mattdoyle in his MLS preview of the Colorado rapids. Who mentioned that they were a little bit? Statistically lucky in they got a lot of set-piece goals last year. That kind of luck is not gonNA hold fly throw to you matt. The rapid scoring lots of goals last season is that repeatable in your humble opinion and if not are they going to be able to keep up the gold production without all the set pieces scored in orgiastic fashion last year. I will say so first of all. Will they score as many set piece goals as they did last season? No they will not. I think there will be some regression to the meam. I mean regression to the mean. That's the name of that's the name episode Chechen to the man. I was fine. They were a little bit lucky on that front but I also will say that they had the right players in terms of the service they were buying in order to be effective on set pieces. That was obviously something that Conor Casey made a really really big deal of. I think Jack Price came into his own in this league in two thousand nine hundred and had kyw Kamara and albeit one. Who's not there anymore. Tommy Smith who are extremely effective in the air and you had the right combination of guys around them where you know Dago. Rubio was a little Fox in the box in terms of being that guy off to the side of the ball gets him. He's going to be able to bury it. I will also say that we also have to remember mark that the rapids didn't score a goal off a direct free kick the entire season until the final home game of those in one day. Rubio snuck that in against FC Dallas. If I'm remembering correctly so when you compare that with that being something that Robin Frazier's going to emphasize a little bit more. That was something that they were extremely effective on albeit with very good talent at the previous teams that he coached. You know giovinco probably has a better foot than any of these current rapids players Terry on re standing over a free kick ten yards outside the box in the latter half of his career. Probably more effective than anybody. I have to think that nominally coming in or Gov on later at least the rapids are going to have options in terms of direct free kicks and I see no reason why Jack Prices Service would regress from what we saw last season or I guess the big question that I have is without Tommy Smith. Is there another defender? Who's going to be released solve on the air? That was never really drew. Moore's game I don't know that we have enough data on US and trustee to say that and we didn't see it as much as Tommy Smith from lawless Boubacar and then does hike Mars just aging. You know make him a little bit less effective as you know the really big Brislin bear number nine that he can be in the air so in short rapids productivity in terms of number of goals and conversion rate on corners and direct freak direct. Free Kicks Oh go up just because they were one for however many excuse me. I'm on day I'm on dayquil. High Right now folks coming over a cold so their productivity on center on certain corners and other set pieces will decrease but I still think there'll be an extremely effective team on that and I think overall they're going to be better offensively so I will think they'll be able to make up that productivity from the run of play mark you know. Obviously they've got a number of options on the wing. You might not like Nicolas Benza but I think Nicolas Benza isn't on the team and we're just looking at the wing options they have whether it. Sam Nicholson cutting in on his. Left foot Jonathan Lewis Coming off the bench with twenty minutes to go after a teams absolutely gas from playing at altitude is wanting to be extremely effective. This is a team that is going to be extremely productive. Offensively and I think Robin Fraser has as many good ideas to improve their production from the run of play that will negate if not overcome their decreased. Production from being lucky on set-pieces in two thousand nineteen the rapids at Nineteen set-piece goals in twenty nineteen leading the league. The next closest teams were the fire and DC editor at thirteen. So it's it was really a lot. Okay I will say I'll I'll put it out there. Mark I say they get double digits. You know they'll be right around ten or eleven but I think overall this team will be better offensively. So you know they'll come up nominally coming in and then being a true number ten that's probably a net five goals at least for me and then. I think we'll see enough just in terms of improvement of a system. Sam Nicholson probably gets US five. Goals probably get the same thing from Jonathan Lewis. And whether it's Yego Rubio or kyw Kamara that's easily attend fifteen-goal productivity that we have from the number nine position in the four three threes without mark let us head to question number five Kellyn Acosta came and that was the first really big I would say that was the first big trade that the rapids had that indicated this transition and then you had the moves. The club made from a personnel including the coaching staff. In two thousand nine hundred. And we've seen that into calendar year twenty twenty as well Mark Kellyn. Acosta was given a big bump in terms of salary being on Tam contract an expectations as far as a role at the beginning about a year ago now and he was really acquired as this is the guy who's a fringe national teamer and as we talked about maybe a couple of months ago. His productivity in terms of goals and assists. Was It really that impactful? And the fact is he's a decent but not standout midfielder on a team. That's expected there was expected to be. You know right around mid table and when you compare that to guys who are out starters major impact players on teams in Champions League. He's firmly on the outside looking in terms of the US national team and a lot of the complaints. That fans have had or things that we've noticed that have been problematic for him with the rapids. Are things that were the knock on him when he was in Dallas? So Mark I ask you. Who is the Real Kellyn? Acosta in twenty twenty. I mean we've seen the real Kellyn Acosta we we know Kellyn ACOSTA IS I. Think the challenge of Kellyn Acosta is not so much him But what the coach can get out of him at his maximum I think conor Casey did a smart est job at moving him back to being a defensive midfielder but I don't really think it's what killing Akasa is best at but he's so far for being at his best that it's really hard to see whether he's GonNa you know. Go back to what he was at his absolute best which is at this point. Almost four years ago It's been a long time since he was. Fc Dallas is rising man who was likely to be the star in the middle of the US for the next couple years Right now he's a fringe number eight in Amazon. He hasn't figured out. How to be unimportant? Attacking cog now that being said Some of his peripheral numbers are especially about Being effective important in build up And being involved in play are really good but You know we can hope we still need to see some final product. Final third Productivity from from Kellyn Acosta more so than what was seen for the last two years. We'll get a little bit more but I honestly think that Carolina Casa is essentially you know at this point like a a foreign four or a six thousand six level midfielder. Which really isn't good enough unless he's GONNA be a pure absolute defensive midfielder which I don't think is the right position for nor to wrap his name to be. He's at this point. Just trying to hang onto his job for twenty twenty one because otherwise the wrath is just going to try and find someone who can do what he does better. Maybe he does it but I think we've kind of seen. What Kellyn Acosta is you know? I've written a bunch of Cost for the last year. I'm not rooting against him. I really I would like him to emerge and do better. But I don't know if it's going to happen and I would be surprised if it does to be honest. Okay let's let's move on a happier note The next Question Sam. Vines has kind of come out of nowhere but definitely out of the academy to show up to be one of the brightest stars on the left wing of any player that the Colorado rapids have ever produced. He has a huge Potential but what is that potential is is he just a solid Emma's player. Is he a young player until we find somebody? Better left wing. Is He the future light in the end the path for left-backs for all the US embassy? Matt what say you? What is the ceiling for San Vines? Sam By the ceiling for Sam Blinds for me is starting and being a major impact player on both sides of the ball for the US under twenty s and then being a part of the Olympic qualification and getting to the Olympics and playing in the Olympics on the analyst side. I think right now. It's very reasonable that Sam vines finishes the season or when. Mls comes out with their twenty two hundred twenty two. It's Sam Vines is in the top five of that list in this twenty twenty season. And I've I've been thinking about this mark. I've been contemplating whether or not I wanted to say what are not. I want to say it publicly or not so. I'M NOT GOING TO BEAR IN. Thi this but this is something that I believe and that I would if I were a betting man which I'm not I would be willing to put money down on. Sam Bean's will be the first Colorado Rapids Development Academy homegrown product to be sold for more than a million dollars externally to another continents. I think he is. I think he has a lot of very years a lot of really good potential. I think he's been extremely productive on the defensive side. We have seen him play players who we think are major international stars come to MLS. And then Sam. Vines flat out shut them shut. Shut those players down. I think if he makes we assume linear progression he should be a top ten. Starting leftback in. Mls This season and at his age with getting on the youth national team. Everything and everything clubs trying to do in terms of promoting you the players that he's around on the defensive side of the ball that are going to help him grow. I think whether or not he goes abroad. He has an amazing future in terms of the rest of his career right now. It's just about maintaining expectations. Mccain maintaining that progress being able to have his club performance continued to improve have his conscious performance for country be reflective of that progress made with the club and then at that point. It's just does he. Make a big enough splash to where he gets on. Film gets on the radar for somebody major. Who's willing to spend money to bring him in? And so that could I do not think that will happen this year? I think it is possible. In the probability is non zero that he goes to the Olympics absolutely kills it and then a European club in prepping their team up for the summer transfer window and getting ready for their season to kick off in August September. Could come calling for a bid but I think San Vines is in a great position right now and sometime within the next couple of years. He will emerge as a major factor if not for twenty twenty two twenty twenty six with the national team being on a thirty five man squad and competing for the starting left back position and it is very possible that in that same time frame a club will come calling with a major opportunity came they financially the rapids cannot say no to with that mark. Let us head to question seven so the rapids are pretty much returning the entire striker core that we saw last season. I have not necessarily some doubts. Mark About Chi- Kamara. But the fact is father. Time is undefeated and he is on the second of his two year. Deal with the club and we have seen plenty of other players who were better than kite. Kamara at his age gets his agent and completely fall off the cliff or have an injury. And then that's just the beginning of exponential decay. Diego Rubio was extremely effective as an underneath striker and when he was given opportunities was capable of being productive for Sporting Kansas City. With to move now to the four three three. There's really only going to be one center forward. We've seen Rubio wide. We've seen Louis out wide. We've Seen Nicholson we've SEEN ANDRE CINI OUT WIDE. You know the the rapids. Have you know three deep genuine? Mls starting caliber guys. Who could play on left wing? Or who left sided midfielders last year. We could say the same thing for the right wing. What does the striker productivity look like for the rapids in twenty twenty mark and really? Who is the player? Who's getting that? You know I guess the you know the the underlying question here is our Diego. Rubio on kyw Kamara legitimately competing for one position to get on the field. No that's such a good question. I think what happens is Kyw Kamara is going to start ten games and Rubio is going to start twenty and whichever one of them doesn't start the other one gets that seventieth minute you know throw on play and I think what's great about that. That possibility is that It's it's a massive shift in gears. We saw a couple years ago when the rapids shifted strikers from Kevin Doyle to Alan Gordon that really befuddled teams that they were not ready to deal with this kind of to go from a guy who's a poacher on a fox in the box on a guy who likes to streak between the lines on a diagonal to a guy who's going to post you up and then dunk on you with his head like they're very different players and the defenders aren't ready to make that shift And so that's basically what you get with. Ge Rubio although I think Rubio is better than Kevin Doyle was and it's what you get with Kai Kamara. Although I've seen Kevin that Kumar is better than Alan. Gordon is And I do think that father time is less undefeated for post op strikers thin for almost any other position. You'RE NOT GONNA get a lot of kyw. Kamara making burst through the lines runs but that was not really has really been part of his game in over three years anyways. So I think you're looking at Diego Rubio I think we're at the end of the year review is going to get more of starts. I think Pork Smith was really betting that when he signed him At the beginning of last year thinking you know I wanna spend the money for this guy. Even if twenty nineteen isn't the year we're really going to use them He's GonNa grow and he's going to be useful especially as our other striker options age. I also think it's entirely possible depending on how the four three three kind of plays out that one of the layers will score a lot of goals. I think it is not an insane possibility that Andre Shaky go over ten goals this year. It's it's hard to do from a wing position. But I do think he's a TUCK INSIDE. Kinda guy and I think he'll also play inverted on the right side as they flip him throughout different games which is a totally interesting. Look that I think would be really fun for the car rapids to try and pull off. Camera Rubio Shinya Cheeky. Yes snow to all three of those Do them individually get a double digit goals? Mark I think Rubio goes like twelve. I think Xinyi shaky goes nine or ten And I think Kamara as down below eight Eight or below. I think. Just think it's it's a it he's GonNa see fewer minutes this year. I think expecting him to go over two thousand minutes this year based on his age and based on the way the rapids are GonNa WanNa play is unlikely okay. Let's go onto number eight for you with a bullet Matt The question is really about how the wrath is kind of do as they go through a year we typically see the Colorado rapids do a bit of cratering midsummer they often are Louis in the hunt and then suddenly have they kinda wilt in July or August or sometimes even before them so the question with the Colorado rapids. Is they look like a strong team. They look like a solid team. Will they be able to survive the summer? And that's also related on the fact that the team is playing a lot of mid week games In from May to mid July they have thirteen games in ten weeks for Mehta mid July and eleven of those games are going to be against some of the best teams in league teams. That made the playoffs. So Matt the summers looking tough will the rapids emerge on the other side of that tunnel unscathed. So I think it'll be useful just list with that schedule is folks so in how. I wrote this question. I'm specifically referring to the ten weeks stretch between the beginning of May and the middle of July ten weeks rapids have thirteen games and then as mark said eleven of those were against teams. That made the playoffs last year so began so going for May second. They're at Minnesota united hosting the Galaxy at Seattle at nyc host Philly at Montreal host El AFC at Portland host Toronto at Houston host New York Red Bulls that's Fourth of July on Saturday at L. AFC host the Portland timbers that is named murderers row in terms of schedule in terms of some of the Eastern Conference teams that they'll be playing as well mark and then they've got some mid week games in there as well. Excuse me if we're talking survive in terms of will the rapids be will the rapids comfortably. Anna playoff spot. At that point I will say no. I think the difference is usually on this podcast and I think as almost an annual tradition for the rapids community mark by the first or second week of August. We're having the conversation. Is the season completely over like at this point? They play the kids at that point. We're adding up the well. How many games left? They have to basically go unbeaten and went out. And then what do other teams need to fail in order for the rapids to have a chance at the playoffs? I don't think we'll be anywhere near close to that. I think it will be comfortably in a playoff spot. Come the end of April and I think at this point. It's just about surviving. They won't be able to make a playoff spot by July twelfth. The day after that Saturday home game against the Portland Timbers were they can definitely put themselves in a whole as we saw last year as we saw the yearbook war. But you know if they're hovering right somewhere between you know say the sixth seed and the eight seed maybe six points below the red line. I think the absolutely be okay. Because their August schedule isn't too bad and got several very winnable games with the exception of you know at the galaxy on September nineteenth at which point I think. Gb astle having that. We'll have that club absolutely looking. But just I think it's just can they? They've got good depth at pretty much every single position. Can they turn a couple of those games? That are GONNA tough into on inspiring draws. Can they win some of those home games that are against decent teams? And can they not get a whole bunch of injuries in in that? I think the injury report that will be coming out the week of the Saturday July Eleven July eighteenth home game against the Chicago fire could be far more telling than what they're run. A form is in those previous ten games but in short. Will they thrive in that? Summer Hellhole no. Will they survive it? I say absolutely with that Mark US move on to question number nine and this is another attornal question. I've been banging this trump forever. Markets somewhere in the confines of whoever creates the twenty the analysts regular season schedule every single year. I feel like there must be a rule like the first rule of fight club is. Don't talk about Fight Club. The first rule of making the schedule is that are sal host the first game of the Rocky Mountain Cup every single season. This is a trophy that the rapids have not one in some time and in particular the Rio. T has been an absolute nightmare for the paid smart. They lose regularly. I think it was last year was the first time ever they score or maybe it was the year before the first time that they had scored multiple goals at Rio Tinto Stadium. They play at our cell April eleventh. The one two three four five six game of the season and then I'll be hosting them in the second leg on where's schedule. Why can't I find them on August? Twenty second This is a massive Darby mark. This is a the rapids. Have steadily improved. Oursel- I think is fully fading out. Kyle Beckerman is the last of that legacy from the two thousand nineteen from you. Know the teams the star. Nick Raimondo's not there anymore. I think there's some legitimate questions with the players that they've sold. We're not really sure what they're going to do. At the FULLBACK POSITION. And you know okay. Yeah they've got Albert Rusnak It's pretty decent for the amount of money that they're playing him but I think our S. L. looks vulnerable and inconsistent in ways that they weren't last season and then in particular with Freddie wars being a first time head coach and MLS put simply mark. Is this finally the year that the rapids win back the Rocky Mountain Cup? I mean I hate answering this question because I feel like I get it every year where we talk about every year and I'm always the positive optimistic one because I'm a schmuck and for those of you who aren't familiar with Yiddish Schmuck is basically an idiot and a moron with the F. Word Kinda thrown into the middle of it. I just I. I don't understand how our S. L. in the rapids are basically always roughly the same tier. There's very few seasons which are S. L. is so much better than the rabbit with the possible exception of the year they won Mls COP and win analyst comfortably go to the final in one thousand nine. They lost in two thousand thirteen to our city. Who had memory? I was remembering the twenty thirteen loss as a win. But you're right. I just feel like we're way behind in the series so they've played the Rocky Mountain Cup Fifteen Times oursel- has won eleven of those times. I mean that's unacceptable. Just ridiculous so and not only that but the Colorado rapids have not one Rocky Mountain Cup since two thousand fifteen when they won on goal differential in a game where they lost the game against our S. L. and they wound up getting eliminated from the playoffs that season but They still wound up on Golden Ferenci because they had won the previous game. Three to one going home with the trophy which is a dumb way to win the cup. It's not only have. We not won the cup in five years. The last time we won the Cup we did it in a dumb way. And we've lost some really dumb ways. The last couple of years in twenty eight team they lost by an aggregate score of seven to one in the two thousand Nineteen Games. They lost by an aggregate score of six. Nothing which is highly highly embarrassing. So sorry. They didn't lose by scored six to one they lost both games. by a score of two to nothing and three two so April Eleven August twenty second. I think we got. I don't know how we get but I think the the odds are just against are also. There's another last piece to this since I was rambling about the history of the series which has no no meaning for this year. You know you. You have to take these results by themselves. I am really not impressed with our S. L. scenes or a number of teams where looking at their Western Conference offseason work. I don't see how it's GonNa play out for them. I don't think Sporting Kansas City that much to improve they a they bought a Alan Pollino. Who's fantastic player? But I don't know the pieces around him are GonNa elevate the team and I think the problems last year we're indefens- I think. Those guys are back in their one year older. Yeah Yeah and I think San Jose's team like they really didn't do much in the offseason to shore up their team and the last team that I think is like that as the Arizona has a really fantastic academy and they've been producing really good academy results and I feel like There are some good reasons to believe in ourselves that they might be improved. I think Freddie wise is getting a lot of of plaudits as a really exciting Head coach who understands the team who has has come up in American soccer and came out of their academy and Managing Round Monarchs. I but that all being said like I don't know if they have the horses this year I think that they look like a mid-table team in MLS. And I think the rapids are GonNa are GonNA win. Yeah I think I it's really interesting. Mark you out something. That was kind aware but didn't fully comprehend it's the fact that you know our S. L. Save for a couple of years. There you know under Jason Kreis was never so far superior to the rapids in terms of the table finishing of ourselves consistently make the playoffs and they'd be in the lower half of the seating of playoff teams. You know the rapids would occasionally be really bad. But maybe at the time that they played you know. It was so early in the season that there were so a lot of potential in the rapids. Had A good starter. Something you know. It's not a nose like old school Manchester United Versus Manchester City sort of a situation. Oh this is our this is arsenal. Or Chelsea versus Tottenham for example or. It's one team that is occasionally in the conversation but never really win something constantly bottles at the end both in that. Derby and then also in the whole of their season anytime they have an opportunity to win something vis-a-vis clubs it actually have a history and a structure. You know maybe not under crops for example. There's a reason you know that. So Spurs thing. There's reason Saint Tottering Day is a medium and pretty regularly. It's almost like up. The rapids are coming to the Rio tee time for ourselves multiple win and put them in a situation where it's almost impossible for them to lose the Rocky Mountain Cup and then our cell comes in they get a result against the rapids. That's usually result. It puts the rapids further behind in terms of making the playoffs and it usually puts arsenal position where they're in a better position than before in terms of actual in terms of qualifying for the playoffs. And so it's just that dichotomy is just really interesting in the you know it's not like it's not like mercy side right now where. Liverpool's likely to win a bunch of trophies and then completely destroy Everton and Everton has absolutely no chance of winning anything to prepare themselves for next season. That is not the case this year. We'll see whether or not that has an impact on April the eleven and August the twenty second respectfully let us move on to question number ten mark. Yeah I'm just ask this one since you answered nine early against the rules. That's going to do all the editing tonight. So and and you know slow throw the intro and the and the closing on so I can never really criticize too much. Because he does all the hard work. He's the guy gets paid the big bucks and by pay. I mean he makes nothing for doing this. Podcast just like I do. He gets paid in goodwill and the possibility of a rough neck scarf in three to five years so The question I have for you number. Ten Matt is You know it's been a number of years. The rapids started with an affiliate in Charlotte. Which was kind of a loose affiliate a place where he could stash two or three players a year with an easy call up. The only problem was the airfare was kind of a pain in the butt and you couldn't shuttle a guy back and forth. The rapids officially ended that a couple years ago and last year was the first year that they had. Colorado SWITCHBACK SAYS THERE SEMI-OFFICIAL AFFILIATE PARTNER. Something or other it's not on the level of US two team. But it's definitely a close partnership of somebody who is down the highway anywhere between forty minutes at an hour and three quarters in traffic depending on. How much construction is going on The question is will this of this affiliation with the switchback speak a productive? One for both sides. How does it become productive? What would would productive mean to you matt of what would make a affiliation with the Colorado Springs switch-backs officially successful. Yes it will be productive for both sides. I really liked and you could speak to this more than I could. Marcus far as someone who's really plugged into the player moves over the offseason but I do like the acquisition or the hiring of Alan Koch as the head coach. I do like the core of switchback signed. Us players they brought in. I think Brian Crow comes done a really good job in terms of bringing allen in them to being on the same page and then being tuned into what's going on with the first team with Port Smith with Robin Frazier in terms of the ripple effects. That has on them so first of all just from what they've done in terms of the money they've spent and the players they've brought in a vacuum of the independent of the rapids affiliation. I think switch backs are going to be better than they were last season. You know I think they were. What last or second to last in the conference so you know that out of eighteen teams. There's only there's nowhere to go but up from them but we've already seen that Nikki Jackson. Up Dog Watt to buy have been loaned down to them. Those are two players that have a pretty good track record in terms of being productive at the US level. We saw got to buy a starter and really improve that defense for the switch backs as much as possible. Nikki Jackson killed it in Charlotte so as long as he and Alan Koch have a good rapport in ways may be that You know see Trish. Unit and the switch backs. Rask's last season wasn't interested in having Nikki Jackson online with them they're going to be productive and there's might be a couple of other players. We'll see what happens with the draft picks in the next week or two who are still in rapids camp. But you know we're going to see anywhere from three to five players who are on the books for the rapids in terms of from a roster spot standpoint but are spending most of their time down in the springs and in that they become switch-backs players and those are players who need time who need fitness. Who could absolutely come up and be productive at least on the you know if if dog Watson by on the bench or starting that first game for the rapids and Open Cup. I'm not to freaking out about that. Nicky Jackson can score can't western conference. Us L. TEAMS AT SEVENTY ONE THOUSAND FEET. Seventy one hundred feet elevation. He Damn well can do it at fifty to eighty as well so I think it'll be productive because I can. Both parties are on the same page. Both parties are in a position where there needs to be results in the twenty twenty season and the rapids. Understand how they can get some of their first clair's minutes in a way that's productive. That is going to help. Elevate things for the switch backs I think the next question that I have and unit a really good job. Mark Updating your annual your spreadsheet annually on twitter in terms of the rapids. Da Academy players in what year they were born and where they're playing out right now. I think it could be really interesting to see. You know who that is available summer to be part of those weekly loans that go down say Thursday night in a bus or you know are in training for Friday and then on the match day are available for selection on Saturday as well. But that's GonNa be that's GonNa be the end of the roster you know that is there was an injury or we just need somebody to be available. Who's GONNA take up? You know spot number seventeen or eighteen on the team sheet or you know. Say the switch backs you know win an Open Cup Game. And they have three games in eight days or have a bunch of travel per se. When I mean you're going to have the rapids are going to be loaning. I think at least another two players down to switch backs players who will be competitive and will have to earn the minutes that they get and they're gonNA fill that out with players where you know. Brian Crookham thinking you know. Can we get a nineteen or twenty year old a really good opportunity? You know where he's you know were you know he gets you know. Sit next to and learn from one of the veteran players on the switch backs for example. And you know can you know whom I think of the the goalkeeper from the Rapids Academy? Why can't I think of his name? Abraham Rigas Muslim. You know those are going to be good learning moments for them. That might not pay off but it could be one of those things where you know. Hey we just need an eighteenth player and maybe they end filling a spot and worst case scenario the switch. Paxton really need 'em. He didn't really hurt or help the team but he got a really really good experience. Or you know one pointer safe from sit next to a guy on the bench but these are two teams that I think are expecting and wanting to compete in the play offs and in that the rapid absolutely have players. Who aren't immediately coin to be in the eighteen but need fitness need minutes against competitive games. And I think there's room for dope watt to buy a more Nikki Jackson at all to progress and improve and be more ready at the MLS level next season by spending that time in the springs and those parties who are on the same page. They're in constant communication. And I think good relationships are born out of good communication and good communication is born out of trust and the rapids have that with the switchback in two thousand twenty ways that they probably never did under the St Trish. Hugh Anthony Hudson combined eras last season right. Final question goes to both of us. I think right yes it does mark. Shouldn't try to. Yeah so the final question You start with me or should I start with you. I want you lay it in mark. This is this is. This is a good chance for you to be the the you know the play offs. Glad hate the playoffs me and my market do it okay. We don't do you think about I was thinking about it. I'm not going to do that because it's so cliche okay. We're not GONNA wait to go into the question now. We've already dude. Our our stuff is so hot. We don't need bits baby. I mean we need names because that's the title of the episode but Okay Mark. Let's be above it and let us like the rapids like the rapid set-piece productivity this season we will not regress to the mean in this situation. We're not regressing the question matthew do the Colorado rapids make the playoffs? This season yes the Colorado rapids will make the playoffs. I have them as the seventh and final teen. Making the playoff seeding. I think there are a couple of teams in the western conference who were already better than them on table who either stood pat or would we better king both of the Los Angeles teams will be better than them. I would say that Seattle is going to be extremely pragmatic under their leadership. This season and they'll be better. Minnesota hasn't done a whole lot of their one striker signing. I don't remember a lot about but they've got a fantastic stadium and I think they'll take care of things at home. I think those fourteens right in sharpy right now will be better than the rapids come the end of the season and then there's kind of this middle core. Fc Dallas is improved this year in the sense that they're young guys have one more year of wisdom and experience. I think it's going to be really interesting to see what does but I still have some doubts about what they're doing at the back. I'm still not sure who their goto striker is going to be. You mark kind of already. Alluded Chino San Jose. And kind of being in that. Nether region as well. We don't think that Nashville's I'm going to be particularly good so I I think at this point it's you know can the rapids. Just be better than that group when we think about it what we were you know. As we preview decision day last season it was. Could THEY JUMP SAN JOSE? Could they jump? Fc Dallas so I would be surprised but not shocked if the rapids finishing a seed where they end up hosting a home playoff game. But I think they'll be right around that bubble you know they'll have a good run a forum in probably be above that fourth or fifth. At least Tom. Certainly in the early part of the season they could jump down. You know eighth or ninth. After that summer bit that we talked about a couple of minutes ago but I think six or seven is where I see them finishing the season. I think that's absolutely reasonable. Expectations marked you to the rapids. Make the playoffs. And why they do they get the either the fifth of the six spot which still means that. They are playing an away game in the knockout first round either way. So that's kind of a bummer but Yeah this this is a strong mid to mid table team. I think there's always a challenge Trying to make these predictions when you are not sure what the team is. GonNa look like with their reopeing Players midseason. I think we all talk about. We all make predictions contract NAS to -cations about the MLS season pretending like we don't think that there will be some significant changes in July The team that a dozen have to make dramatic urgent changes in the best position. The team the team that we can talk about with the strongest of terms is the one who makes it to July in third or fourth or fifth position. I think Colorado has shot that You know I think there's another piece that we talk about which I mentioned before which is like who are the other teams in the conference on. How do they look The Alley Galaxy did a really weird thing in that they jetsons lot Ibrahimovic but then brought on a very similar player in a lot of ways in Teacher to Hernandez has so unbalanced or the galaxy better worse or the same. Probably not better. I mean we saw last night l. Afc look worse than they did last year but of course last year they were the best team in history so even if they regressed they're still going to finish top three without a doubt. I pick Seattle to to kind of fall off a cliff every year. I'm tired of being wrong about that so I'm just going to say they're going to be great again. portland kind of a mystery. Giovanni savary such a smart coach in such an impressive coach and they re upped in added Portland Added Diego Jars. Little brother Jimmy. Who's a kind of a more of an eight instead of Char? Who's more of a six Portland look like they could be on the Komo so which of those teams get can can can Colorado get ahead of any of those teams will minnesota. It'd be better I saw some pick You know Ourselves to be way up there N. K. A. N. S. K. C. to be enforced. So who do they leapfrog? I guess he's GonNa be garbage this year. So that's my day but But yeah so we can finish sixth. I think I think it's totally doable. I think Minnesota's GONNA BE SURPRISING. I think L. AFC SEATTLE And Portland going around it out but I then I think it's Colorado. I think people sleeping on them the MLS pundits did not give them a lot of love. They basically rank them with the exception of Marcelo Balboa who also picked six they basically take them between eleventh and thirteenth. Okay so we kind of already have already answered this question. But I just want to get it on the record. For the sake of completeness Markelle who do you see? Who's in the tier with the rapids? Those last couple of weeks potentially on Decision Day. Who are the teams at the rapids? Or right around. You know it was San Jose. Fc Dallas last year. But you know harrap it's fans who are thinking. Oh who do I WANNA key into on? Espn plus who were those? Two or three teams at the rapids are really going to be jostling. Jockeying with four seating in that middle part of the playoff seeding. I mentioned one. I think I think Minnesota is a team that the rapids are going to have to worry about that. They're a team. That has talent that have kind of put it together in the last couple of years. And there's a lot of potential there for them to do something interesting. I think the the other one that people are GonNa Sleep on. A little bit is Ashville. I think national could be kind of like at seven eight nine team that really. Will you know it'll be very dependent? how things go Throughout the year I don't know if there's any other teams that I really think our Team to worry about I am tired of picking San Jose to be impressive So I think that them S. K. C. ARE GONNA be bottom of the barrel this year and I think everybody picks Vancouver to be terrible every year because they prove nothing else. I think over might might be that you know. One of those teams also so So yes all say Minnesota Portland National Vancouver. The teams at the rapids are GonNa have to get past You know in order to be in with a into the playoffs this year. Really have any other any any any team that you would say no. It's this one you gotta worry about. I'd agree with you on Minnesota's front so I would say. The rapid ceiling is higher than Minnesota's floor. If that makes any sense so for me yeah so it. Minnesota has for where I expect them to be. If they're on the lower end of that spectrum therefore five rapids are on the higher end of where I see them. Finishing those two teams could easily be jostling for you know with one of them could be right on the lake. It could come down to decision day. And whoever gets the result is hosting the other in the first round of the playoffs for example on I disagree with you on Sporting Kansas City mark. I think they were the team that had the annual annually got CONCHA CAST by C C l last season. I think nothing else. They're all of their additions last season in the off season. We're just guys getting healthy. I agree that they're a little bit older. There might have to be some transitioning and shuffling the deck. But you know the one big piece that they were missing going into last season was just. Who's going to score the goals? Because it was Daniel showery and Christian namath and air. Her toddler got in there at the end of the season. And they fill that with alum police. Who's probably on paper? The Best Player the best signing that they've ever had in terms of when he signed with the club. So if the defense is remotely healthy and police show is provides a good return on investment in terms of the money that they splashed on him. I think they'll be right there in the Middle Tier and then kind of the. I alluded to them before. But I'm curious given Portland. San Jose and Dallas. Were a little bit math last season. They were right in the middle right in the middle of the table. None of their off seasons really impressed me but I'll think I also think all three of them could easily be setting themselves up for making a move in the summer. That's when things are going to be a lot more open in terms of some of the connections Argentina and then the rest of central South America that San Jose's coach could be connected in with. I think you know Mary. Paulsen is not shy splashed the cash when they need somebody midseason. It didn't really work out because of you know off the field issue with them last season but I think they could potentially do that so I think those three teens ourselves Portland and San Jose right now are an impressive. I could easily see them. Making a couple of impact signings in the summer to where they look very different. Come August and September but I think those are the teams at the rapids. Are Jacqueline Josse out with? If the teacher to experiment with the galaxy goes really really south or he's just not able to remotely replace the product production that they have from From Lan and then somebody else's enable the pick up the slack. I could see the galaxy following tour that point but I think Seattle and Seattle and L. AFC definitely above the rapids. And I think all the teams that are the general consensus are GonNa Finish bottom of the western conference the rapids are easily ahead of them is just about maybe some of those head to head matchups and you know what those other teams do in the summer Let me throw it out with one. Final thing Markelle. We actually got this from one of our mutual friends on twitter. Richard Terry he kind of asked this and I posed that. This is a good ask. Hgh also will make number twelve our first off the bench and maybe we'll have an answer before the rapids even kick a ball against a DC united mark. What's going on with the TV deal and realistically like are we going to have to either people either? GonNa have to get direct. Tv OR DO SINCEREST VPN. In order to watch the rapids. This season. You'RE GONNA have to get Leeann and or direct TV. I just I I. I don't really know what is going on. I mean I've had this argument with people online. That like they can't do anything. I know this from the inside here people from from like I grew up with my father's a lawyer. My uncle's a lawyer. My aunt is a lawyer. Might other uncle is a lawyer in my family. You're not satisfied with the results. You're getting sue and sue hard right. These are two massive billionaire companies. Just take that to court man. Just take that as to court. Absolutely if I was cranky I would lawyer up. I would absolutely I WOULD. I would show the Games on on On streaming or whatever. I would show the games however I could over the Internet for a pay and when dish and comcast came to sue me. I would be like cool. We're GONNA WE'RE GONNA fight this out in court but you know nobody asked me so. They're not doing that for whatever reason. I think that they think that's GonNa be expensive. And or they don't have what they need to win that lawsuit and so they're just connecting you with this incredibly stupid hold out which holds the fans hostage and if they continue with this. B S Stupid Marketing. Pr Campaign where they beseech thee fans to call into to dish. You can hear the the derision in the frustration in my voice. The exact the fans to call in fix it for them or they expect to fans to vote with their feet by changing their their their TV contract which they're probably locked into for three years anyways. It's not going to happen and I don't understand what Casey is doing instead. They're doing one version of a thing. They occasionally do every couple of years which is prove they don't care about the fans they are trying to earn the maximum amount of dollars office. We love the team. We love the players. We love the front office sometimes except when we don't we love the broadcast booth. We love so much about the burgundy and blue. We Bleed Burgundy were the biggest fans in the world and we do it all in spite of Cranky Sports Entertainment weekly sometimes just put this giant impediment to US loving the teams in front of them rant over Matthew. What you think I think you know going into this into the off season. My whole thought was well the nuggets and the people get mad and eventually they'll be enough pressure either from the fans or one part of the other that eventually they'll cave and come to the table or lawyer up and actually you know. Duke this thing out in court and the reality is we're into you know it was the NBA All Star game last season. I think this week or next week is the NHL trading deadline. And so we're we're effectively. Were in the ladder. Fifth of the regular season for both of those teams who were the big players in terms of the needle being moved for this problem and the reality is that hasn't been resolved and the teams. I know you don't qualify the NBA NHL as much marker likely to make the playoffs. I think are one or two in in their division and then obviously the nuggets are up there with to Los Angeles teams in the NBA. But the fact is you know once you get to the play. Offs with all of the major national Larger networks picking up the rights of the game. It's usually just that first round that are still covered by the local broadcast. And then certainly by the time you get to the second round or certainly. The Conference Finals. Those playoff scenarios. They're all nationally televised so it'd be like TNT ABC ON ESPN for the NBA and the NHL pretty much all be either be on big. Nbc or NBC. Sports which most of these packages in general have so then ultra to doesn't have any say in that so I think if we get to the point where the regular season ends and there hasn't been a resolution. All of this stuff is just going to get swept under the rug until we get to next season and if the fans you know as altitude is wanted forced the hand of the cable providers hasn't been able to move and the entire regular season has happened. I don't know that it's ever going to change until one like at this point it's a Mexican standoff and somebody has to blink at this point and I don't think that the rapids you know that isn't going to happen because of the rapids and the fact that we're you know almost eighty percent through the two teams that have the biggest play on this and once we get to the playoffs. It's not going to matter because every single other package fans are going to be able to watch the teams if anything they'll forget about it and just focus on. Are The nuggets GONNA lose to? The clippers are going to be able to beat the Vancouver canucks in the conference finals. And so in that. I think it's very possible that we go through the entire season and the conversations that we were having in August in September last year. We're having those same conversations in August and September. There's a non zero possibility mark and I think it I will. I will say that it is more likely than not by the time the NOGUES and the avs finish their regular season. If this hasn't been resolved that the entire first calendar year of Robin Frazier's tenure as head coach of the Colorado rapids will not be broadcast on altitude the TV channel on comcast xfinity and then the other one that's not direct TV. That I can't remember because I don't have it and it's not available in my building so on that note folks let's end on a slightly more positive note mark. I'm looking for some really good swag and I am tired of having to pay seventy five dollars for the exact same kit. Nashville is wearing without the same without the sponsorship and the actual crest. Where would you recommend? I go to these places to get absolutely duped out for my club or pub team in order to get fully set up and look in superfly like Andrei Cheeky with his glee job. Last season I mean if you like the colors for Nashville but you don't like the badge or you WanNa make history and name it after your bar or your pug or your parent. Who owns a bar? You could create your own Fc Kit You could also throw in a splash of color that you wish your team had you could create new colors. I mean you could really do anything you want. The only thing I would advise is don't create that oursel- kit that they created this year. That looks like your Pug at. The Bar may have thrown up our rug blueberry flavored beer. That is Weird. Lookin' Kit but if even if you wanted to make that kid and you needed to do it with your own pug bar insignia. You could do it with the Idris. Sc website just go to Fc and check out the ways that you can make your own kit From scratch with your own designs or you can use their helpful. Templates if you'd like once you wrap it up for us. Yeah so thank you to. Our other. Sponsor roughnecks scarves. The official scarfs apply for major league soccer the United Soccer League and US soccer. Get Your custom scarves for your group or team. Also at roughneck scarves dot com all right. Let's get out of here. Follows individually dear listeners. Ask Soccer Underscore Rabbi at L. W. Snap Polish check out our written using rapids related or otherwise including our rapid season previews at American Soccer Analysis. And last word on soccer dot com. Hit US up on the socials at rapids. Ninety six PODCASTS. On the twitter machine get to us on via email rapids. 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ExtraTime Radio: Dan Gargan (LA Galaxy)

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ExtraTime Radio: Dan Gargan (LA Galaxy)

"I don't like this business of creature fan calm down. Greg soccer soccer anything. Clutch. Doesn't matter of you in the stadium watching on TV. The guy's not good enough. Just not good. I don't know if you're you're big in New Year's resolutions. But you know, wondering if maybe you pledge to come out of your shell little bit two thousand fifteen his meal. Welcome to extratime radio on Sirius XM channel eighty four. Dot com. What I'm like on? I'm like on a high right now almost twenty four hours after that final game. And I'm like, we just started talking about it already back where I was yesterday, and you come in soft like that the first leg happened in Mexico City, kind of tell you that my experience was a strange one around this game. Montreal go down to Mexico City. They tie club America one one. When most people thought, they would absolutely get destroyed in front of a sold out crowd over one hundred thousand all that I I would love to count that crowd. Second Joe like put that's as tech stadium. Even when trust to national team. There's those don't believe around the state around the field that never looked for. I think it's legend legend that there's one hundred thousand people in there. But regardless they go down, and it's one, and here's why it was a strange experience for me. So they're off to a great start. They have the away goal. They have the edge. They have to results that can go their way. Now in the second leg next Wednesday at the big O, which will also be sold out. So I was watching the game. And that it's the least nerve racking I've ever been watching. Being an MLS team with that much that much at stake. Yeah. Why was? Was it just felt like, and maybe this is me getting used to seeing Montreal impact in these matches league matches that they're calm. They're they're composed. They're they're organized and nothing about them. They don't get frazzled at all in this. And so I'm watching the game usually the butterflies your nervous, and but they get the goal. And then I was just as calmest can be even with certain refereeing calls or maybe play decisions by these. You always looking at the refereeing. So they get the early goal. Montreal does through through your who? By the way. I know what you have to have him on the field for the goals can score. But during the game, I was shut I was shouting at my TV, but it because of Patty. Yeah, there were so many times where you wanted him to get the ball and just be a release fall for the team. Yeah. So they hold the ball. Ball comes to him. And he lost. Got it. So many times where he couldn't hold disagree. But okay. Oh, absolutely. I was so frustrating. So he's the guy thought they would take off eventually we're going to the, but I just wasn't. It wasn't a game of worry for me. Maybe it's the way they started. They were knocking at around confident the crowd was not into it. Yeah. But they just composed all around what the one thing that I think has made them so good in this tournament is when they sit back when they get possession. They're very efficient with it. They connect one or two passes and get themselves out of tight spaces then from there. No. They don't get a shot on goal every time. But domino Darrow was playing a some clean passes throughout that game. Back to goal. He did some nice things Nigel Ryoko. I thought was very very good throughout this game. Calomel asus. Unbelievable. Okay. I know I don't trust you on any callous because you're dying not tell you couldn't remember his name to start the whole thing. Could remember because he's been on the bench for I don't know why he's been on the bench for so. Long. But thankfully Frankl's now is going to be playing him regular. There's no chance that you'll see him not play moving forward. I mean, he was he was fantastic. He switches the field. It's like, it's not even issue form. It's like a forty five yard ball across the field puts it on a guy's foot every single time. Now part of that him playing is when you look at this team. And I can't imagine anyone out there who if you're not rooting for them because you're an MLS fan and you're rooting from Las and you're not rooting for them because they're Canada and you're Canadian or you're not rooting for them. 'cause they're playing against the Mexican team dislike Mexico the underdog story. The fact that they're missing Justin MAPP missing Cameron porter Yongbo. No one knows where in the world. He has Eric Alexander's cap tied. They found these guys out of nowhere. Who then go down? Not you're tied. He's not allowed to tight. Sorry. Yeah. He's not Catholic. They find these guys out of nowhere. And yet they're still able to put these performances together with calomel Andres Romero came back from the dead and scores on the road. In Costa Rica and played well again yesterday when it looked like he had really hurt himself. The frontally a weird one. If you didn't see it he jumped in mid air without any contact whatsoever. From another player and the commentators on the Spanish language broadcasts. We're talking about how he did that to avoid tearing up his knee. His foot gets stuck his get stuck in. And he just contorts very weird way. But. When I when I see this team. Look the player personnel department for the Montreal impact has taken some flak in recent years, and you had Nick Santus who was moved out of the role of sporting director. But you'd have to say that looking at this. The team that's been assembled. No wonder they're good in these circumstances. Because you have a Laurent Simone who was to me end of the match for them. So calm and collected. You have Nigel Ryoko with Premier League experience. You have Dhamma Douro who's played for the Ghana national team. You have you have cars Amar who's played in France as well as Hudson, Kamara you have guys who've been around the block, and they're not they're not on the meadow has played in front of big crowds and Argentina. So which is also I think yacht. The obviously, that's yeah. That's where I think PT stays on the field in situations. Like this by the way, back to your earlier point because he has that ability to draw fouls. He can get the ball in his foot, and he can draw guy in pick up a foul and knows how to use his body to make sure the referee sees it and relieve a little bit of pressure. But those guys you just said a few of those guys Ryoko ker Semari Kamar guys that everyone had already like they were done to a lot of people that are molest fans a lot of people in the league, they didn't think those guys had futures anymore. So that's the credit Tamang. All that they that they saw the qualities that they wanted and Frank Lopez has been able to I mean in the case of Nigeria Coker and Baccari smart resurrect their careers. I think the get into the refereeing in a second. But we gotta just say this off the bat. There's nothing accomplished it. I mean mantra I mean, it's a good result. But because we've seen it happen through L Salt Lake in twenty eleven A went into Mexico. They got a draw didn't work out for them. And America's dangerous. I don't think we saw out Royal and Kim Tehran. They weren't and Benedetto have had an off day. I mean to me he had four really good looks for meta gun didn't score. So they had their guys that weren't on their game. But they're still dangerous and. So this game is obviously all to Ulta be played for in Montreal in twenty nine, but let's get to the right cards, and this would have influenced there were no red cards. There were none. But I can't three instances where club America player could have seen red. So the obvious one to start out with is Dominic Odero gets played in by he's in it looks like he's in one on one on goal and Martinez. The number ten while the holes on his jersey, and you can see the jersey stretch and Darrow goes down in the referee comes it's a foul on top of the box. And he gives a yellow card for what looked like I call a professional foul. You call it dogs, though, the denial of obvious goalscoring opportunity, but the referee Stott was that because it was a long touch from Dera that he wasn't actually in on goal. Did you see that in somewhere? That's what I've seen. That's what I heard people were saying the others. The judge the other factor is that. There was a defender that was fairly close to the play another defender. Yeah. Yellowcard was the way that one went. I think a lot many of us all agree that should have been read. But I would also point to a play in the first half as well. Some Weser Ruben some whiskey kicked out at Donnie Toya on the end and to me that is that is violent conduct. It should have been a right card. Clearly, not not picked up. Some whistle. Does that I think expected see dining Toyo retaliate and Donny toy I think did well to contain himself, and it seaman came over also in writing his ear. Correct. Said we keep full for. Yeah. And then the other one was in the fiftieth minute, Eric Mintel, the central defender. He went in studs up on Ignasio Piazzi. And I think the referee must have considered incidental because he did not even issue a yellow card to so I thought that was a red card now. So those are three acres. I could have him from the other thing is that I thought there was a penalty. Eighty four Medica. So I think got off easy forty first minute. It looked there was we didn't get a reply. Yeah. It looked like a handball committed by Kamara and end the weird part for me was he was lenient on these cards. He was so quick to give dilly Duka yellowcard. When he was coming off the field. Not as slow as I've ever seen a player subbed out in a winning team come off field. He felt very quick to give out cards in and calls at times. And then at other times was trying to keep himself. Composed and not get pushed to a red card when when the player carries out a foul carries out the felts not your fault as a referee. Your job is to give the card that. And that's that would have been a huge changing point the one thing that was tough in the end of the game was they'd conceited in the fiftieth or sixtieth minute and tied one. You would have left that game feeling allow that was amazing because they conceded so late there was that moment of they almost got out with a one zero victory, which would have been incredible. The of the yellow cards that you mentioned that Montreal got the one that's going. Oh, really care. The most weight as Evan Bush, the goalkeeper who had a pretty good game in this one made the key saves that you need them to make in this kind of setting and he got a yellow card at the end. So Medica score the goal. And then I think he was holding on because this was a replay. They went to several a couple minutes after the goal was scored. So you like what are you watching when they flashed up on the screen, and it looked like Bush was holding the ball and the America players were wanted it back yet. And he hunted. It off the America player first. And then the America player slightly pushed him, so he grabbed his head and went down to the ground main meal. So Evan Bush because of ill card he has to miss the second leg, and because of the fact that or Chromebook is Cup tied with sporting Kansas City in this competition. He can't play. And so they have a backup goalkeeper that they got from Edmund who looks like he's going to have to start again unless they can overturn on appeal. This yellowcard. My gut tells me it's a tough sell because you hold onto the ball. And as you mentioned, you saw him kick it into I think he just when the American players trying to get it from him just goes to punted and it hits him. I don't know if it's a blatant yellowcard. But I don't think there's any game. There's there's nothing there. That's going to have you overturn it. You could say don't give the call at the time. And also so in all of this yellow cards don't reset going into the final that was the weird. Look what we'll get a little more clarity from our man on the ground there. Andrew we be the host of extratime radio who went out to Mexico City to enjoy this one Andrew can you go over this situation for us with with with Evan Bush. Thank you guys. I have not slept in more than twenty four hours. It'll make it'll make for a better interview. Tell us what happened on this. Evan Bush situation. The team says they want to appeal it are there grounds based on what we saw wouldn't seem. So look, honestly, you guys probably have a better idea than I do. I'm up in the press box one hundred thousand stadium we were baffled during the game as to where that you'll car came from do what circumstances were we do know that Montreal are appealing the decision. I went back last night for a AM in the morning. And that goes that he watched the replay on FOX Docker to go. And it looks like he's probably going to be. Suspended for the second. It did appear that he he got the ball and may have kicked the ball back. And you are after a little dust up there in the box unfortunate scenario for Bush kept his school the entire game at voided that time-wasting yellow car that you thought might come as much tried to hold onto a lead in the end. I just think is going to stick to their guns. And and we'll probably see TV young gun in that remember chrome bird tied sporting KC. He cannot play in that second leg. And the last question about it. Andrew is does the yellow cards? Not reset going into the championship round and sell. No, it does not reset going into the final it, resets. I believe before the quarterfinals and after the, but it does not reset. So there is there's no there's no easy way out for Bush here. He's gotta take medicine in. And we saw it last night. I was pretty upset breeze right through that mix owner, and we who yelled for them. We tried comment from and trying to find out what happened from his perspective. We ended up with a bunch of secondhand accounts. And I'll different guys team. I don't think either. So we'll see we'll talk that says. But if I was a betting man, I was Evan Bush from that play in that second like so Andrew for a team that gave up a goal two minutes from the end here after having a lead basically the entire game. What was the vibe in that mix own? While are are we talking disappointment here were they happy. I mean, I think they were definitely happy. They came in did a result and giving him one one before the game. They all would've taken without even hesitating. But there was that. What could have been because everyone who watched his James saw everyone who you're counting down those minutes. You're thinking boy visits could be it could be a historic village could be install the metro impact. It's thing up. There is no clock and Saudi it just says second half on the board. So I had my stop watch out. I was timing it on my phone. I was thinking these minutes pick down turn to Libya. Tremblay beat writer there much on. I said these guys are going to make history right after that came about and right after that came the goal, but. Hold on Jean. Did. Oh. That's not true. All fans now. No, no Montreal fans now know who to blame. Look, I got a lot of stick back in twenty eleven when I said rail Salt Lake had it in the bag, and I got so much stick afterwards. Because people said because you said that we lost. So now you're getting locked yet. They haven't lost yet. Jinx is not there. Maybe the reverse drinks. We'll come around and they'll take their business and Angie take us into the stadium. They say one hundred thousand the outs to this story. What was the atmosphere like at the start of the game? What was it like after Montreal scored padded feel going throughout the game to the fans turn on America? At all. You know, here's the thing. Instead one hundred thousand I can tell you what Putin certain that there were not one hundred thousand people in that stadium. I would put the number at probably between seventy five and eighty five thousand there were large areas up in the upper deck that were not full some rumors maybe tickets were given to resellers couldn't resell them outside the stadium. Either way it was still very very packed. I would say that it became. Full just before time. You cannot underestimate the traffic headed to thirty. We left three hours early. And we got there with about an hour and fifteen in game time that tells you anything so people were straggling in and to be perfectly honest with you. It was pretty intimidating at the very beginning. But once Montreal show that they had the ability to get on the ball, and to do some things and then out these Ford it really quieted down, and they did not have that intimidating effect. You thought at might now wants club America did score the goal late on that was a four or five minutes stretch of what I thought that stadium could be capable of. It was deafening. The people were into it. They were they were screaming they were yelling. They were throwing beer Cup for the impact. They were really able to take the wind out of the sales of those fans, but it was one of the most federal venues I've ever been in the history, they're incredibly did they flash lasers at you. I did not get lasers flash. To me. How they know. And I was jink. They may have earned on me as well. They did. They don't know. What that was that was it's those wages followed everybody around somewhere in Mexico City there. So in a very powerful green laser, and those fans are definitely taking them up in that. I enjoy we sell videos of you, eating tacos and junk food and also I spent walk into the office now with zits all over your face. But. Tell us a good story gives your best Sewri from Mexico City. My best story from Mexico City that that's going to be a tough one. Like we did go to what was billed at the best five Akot joint in the city the day of the game. And we watched the Real Madrid. I let it go Madrid Champions League tie there. And let me tell you when she does for that goal. The place went up in. Let's say they were happy. There were a lot of screams a lot of yell that was a pretty special moment. One of those that you think this thing happened just perfectly, but I will say that the street meet with one of the highlights there were people outside of our -partment making it we we nearly picked up some extra tacos there about four as we left for the airport this morning, but I think just to see to hustle of the city was the most special thing to me. I mean, you can just sell the people are on the grind twenty four seven. Everybody's on the move attacked, it's crowded plowed stinks in places like any big city, will you could just feel the life and Mexico City. And I was in the cab on airports thinking to myself. How can I ditch Simon and David and go live here because it was that good? So does sound I will be back. And I encourage everyone to go Anchorage. I wanna ditch you too as well, it does sound you love it so much. I wanna pack your bags and head out there injure my backpack, and I could turn right around. All right, Andrew. Well, look forward to having the office whenever you decide to show up again. And I'll pass on the reins of the show back to you whenever whenever that. Is you keep going making doing travelling around Montreal next up for you? But thank you for a few minutes. Get home safe. There's there's one thing David that. I take away from the game is that I don't feel like the spirits of America were crushed get all and this getting greedy. But you almost wish that the result would have impacted them more even in the post game. I read some of the reports they're not they're not phased and some of the football MLS people here, we're telling us that people in Mexico or saying if they play the way they did yesterday, they they should win it. You know, you said Dina debt just didn't have his day. Can Tara neva's day rather than say Montreal did something to throw these guys off? And Montreal is good enough. I personally, I'm a US national team fan we face Mexico. Allot Mexico always thinks they're better than us, and they always expect to win. And when they don't they don't say. Oh, they were better. They say they start pulling strings, and I expect that if the result goes against them in the next game that we'll see a lot of that as well. We'll talk more Mexico this one the twenty three variety because they face the US, and we'll get into that a little bit later, but coming up next segment, Dan gargle of the LA galaxy joins us, and it's always a fun conversation speaking with Dan that's after the break on Sirius XM channel eighty four melas soccer dot com. Fans want to hear from you. You're encouraged to even extra-time MLS soccer dot com for tweet at extratime radio with any comments questions oriented gyms. Guys, Chris sites Dallas. And he goes listen to extra radio. Going to time radio and one of our very literal literate, but literate interest, music wise. Because we're having Dan garden who's in California with the galaxy. Also this song came on this morning while I was coming to work, and I like this song. So now you live in the city yet. How is the song coming on? I'm listening to headphones on your headphones on your ipod. I have the ability to transport music while I moving amazing. We're gonna talk to Dan Gorgan about the New York. Red bulls verse LA galaxy matchup that's one of the best ones of the weekend. Five eastern on ESPN two and ESPN deport does that's on Sunday. But we have five national TV games this weekend. There are the two on Friday the football on UD Diene soon the post this and that starts with eight o'clock, Chicago fire versus New York City of see that's eight eastern and the Colorado Rapids against Dallas. That's ten eastern. Colorado have been part of some fun games here in the last couple of weeks and those games are on union Onuma. It's the start of five straight weeks of double header. On Friday night on you Diene, which which is a great way to kick off the weekend. Then the national TV TV games on Sunday. And I mentioned to already New York LA five eastern ESPN two. It's been the Portis then we moved to Fox Sports one which will have two games. The first one Orlando city versus Toronto FC at seven eastern followed by Seattle, Portland. One one that will cap the weekend at nine thirty eastern again on Fox, Sports one and FOX deport this. So I love that the games are staggered. That's the way I want the weekend to go when it comes to games, we do obviously have games overlapping on the Saturday night. But I want to start with the Orlando Toronto game we walked into the studio David, and you you said that's a must win. I think that the Landau at home Toronto on a four game losing streak. I think that that idea is out there amongst the fans, which is where it came from week eight and you're calling the must win I think twenty six weekends left. Yeah. Of course and ninety percent of. Teams make the playoffs. I think that Orlando it's big for them. They haven't won one home game yet. It's tough for fans to come out. And you just haven't won front of them. I think that that's a big thing for them. Anyone who thinks around to see has to win this game? I think is a little bit crazy just because of the way their schedule laid out with the stadium that they couldn't play at home that they're bringing a few pieces together in the international players that they were missing time. You know, it was interesting. Greg Vanney brought that up during the week. He was asked about the start, obviously. And he said he went and looked back at the three teams prior to Toronto see who had to start on a long road trip because of their stadium construction renovation. And he said they all went on to have great seasons. We'll think about Casey and sporting park. I mean, they went roaring through the second half of the season when that happened, and I expect something similar avenue Toronto, but Orlando needs to show their fans a little bit something they got the red card last game which really ruined that game for them. And Columbus Crew is the type of team that's going to take advantage of the extra space on the field that you give them. They need to turn things around that they need to get some positive results at home. There are players who could be returning to the field. One is for DC the long way to return of Abuna spingola who I would argue is their best player last year in twenty fourteen. He was obviously suspended for the first six games of the season. He will be back DC go to Vancouver. These matches Vancouver leading the league that's at ten thirty eastern on Saturday Fabio to spend a lot because of how important he is to the steam. He goes slots right in right, while I was going to ask you what you say. He's obviously gonna play. But do you start him? It's not an injury layoff. You know, he's he's in shape. There's nothing to worry about. Or is it Russ just throw them in there? And you go him in Luis Silva, and you go ninety or you just watch him. And you just decide as the game goes along. I don't think you can go ninety in his case. He's such an important player. I think you want to you want to introduce them slowly. So I could. Seem coming off depends on scheme situation, obviously and going Vancouver tough game. But DC eleven points. They've played one more than New York, but they're tied for first in the east without who you said was their best player last year. They're tied for first. I mean does that put them in that conversation with New York in Vancouver? As the best teams in MLS considering what they've done without him. I think New York in Vancouver though, their play has been better. So I think has to do more still and this is probably unfair. Because people say look at the results look at look at the points. But I think they still have to probably do a little more on the field and really take over games and soundly beat opponents now for people take him serious. This was the comments that we heard throughout last year with DC was it felt like they were kind of just getting their way along, but they eventually finished first in the east at what point does that become your style where maybe you don't dominate games? But after two years of being a top two team in the east is that just the way you plant last it can't. To me. It's not sustainable. So I'm curious to see if they can do it again here in two thousand fifteen. We go to the the other Saturday games are New England oursel- seven thirty eastern on MLS live Houston. Kansas city. Eight thirty eastern on MLS live, Columbus Phillies, seven thirty eastern MLS live and then the Vancouver DC. We told you about those games happening on Saturday now to the Sunday game, Seattle, Portland. This feels a little funny right now Seattle, really, I think haven't taken off Portland, you think they're just getting going. They be they beat New York City of see on the road. I don't know that they played. Well, I they needed the magic from Darlington. Negbi? He provided a moment of magic. They got the goal from direness spree, but. It comes on an interesting moment. I think the team that wins this game. Could then pick up the momentum now to office. Imagine a two week stretch for Portland where they get their first one of the season. Maybe they pick up a point on the road against Seattle Diego Valeri returns to the team. And they say we'll Johnson's gonna play for timbers to. I mean the emotional boost their for the fan base as well. As for the team to say, hey, you know what? Yeah. No. It's okay. There are no must win six weeks into the season. We've we're fine. And now everything's gonna start going our way it would be huge result for Portland. I don't know if Kayla porta will do it. But I wouldn't be surprised to see them. Maybe sit back a little we know like they did against New York. Yeah. So I I wouldn't be surprised. I think that that's the game plan that you go with make Seattle try come out and play you and break you down and see if you can get something on the break. And I think a point here would be huge. I don't think they need to go and stretch themselves for three but to kick off that Sunday of soccer soccer. Sunday's New York red. Bulls against the galaxy. This is a good one the New York. Red bulls eye argue best team MLS against the champions, the LA galaxy that's on ESPN two ESPN the port this five eastern and on the line with us to talk a little bit this game. Maybe get a little trash-talk going is the right back for the L A galaxy Dan Garg, Dan, thanks for joining us. Thank you for having me love to be on. With you, gentlemen. Dan. I'm gonna start you off with this benefit harbor sporting Kansas City midfielder of one of the other veterans in the league said this today about real Salt Lake and a press conference. I never liked Salt Lake quote the team it's the team. I hate the most I think they're snobby. They think there's something special now LA New York. It's at red bull arena. But I know you were doing some video work for Rachel Bonetto here and molest now, I believe in you're trying also to drum up some some rivalry here with New York. Give us some strong comments along those lines about the red bulls. Go ahead. Comment lay up your son. I. You know, we we we were just doing some content pieces. I think just more for entertainment than anything else. But I tried my highest stuff out of the guys, you know, what I found out which was afterwards. A couple of guys in the locker room which wasn't brought up on video that it's a pretty easy discussion about which better 'cause we win championships in LA, which I. Some fighting words that didn't make to the video. But I felt like the the discussion kind of starts then there is we got a scoop here I feel like that quote is going to be running places. I head of this game. On Sunday Brazilian is gonna love it. Could factor. Fact is there a team specifically in the league, maybe rubs you the wrong way? Yeah. Well, I think that I think there are teams out there. You know? I think we have a pretty good good rivalry going on with Seattle right now. I think it's it's fair to say that we don't like them, and they don't like us. I don't think that's any revelation. You know back in the day. I never really cared for the Houston teams. They were always, you know, they played a tough brand soccer. So and the like they kind of walked around like the there. They their stuff didn't stink. So I would say those are two teams that that I've kind of always had a bit of a distaste for but didn't going back to the rebels. I feel there's more grown. We can cover their your Philly guy. So you hate New York my more than anyone in that locker room. Yeah. Well, yeah. I was born born hate New York change, just because I live in LA, you know. I grew up in Philly. So to to have a strong disliking for for youth New Yorkers like putting your shoes on in the morning. It's just it just happens. But but seriously speaking, I think every game against every opponent has a different feel to it. So what does what does it feel like when LA in New York? Red bulls get together. I mean, there have been historic games and people remember a lot of the games, and including the playoffs that have happened over the years. But what what does it feel like on the field? Yeah. Well, I think they're actually to to the biggest markets. You know, I think a league has placed a lot of emphasis on New York and LSD successful. And and you know, I think that they both organizations have gone out of their way to try and spend money and do the right things to to be successful. You know, I think. LA has probably had a little bit more success than than New York has in in a lot of those departments. But. You know last year was my first New York game. And and we had you know to carry on re arguably one of the best players ever to play the Canadian going up against Robbie Keane news, arguably the best foreign signing this leak is ever made. So you know, I think that there is some star power that that usually is associated with these games. There's also too big markets. You know, so you have, you know, bigger biggest fan bases that that are are interested in these games. And I think, you know, it's easy for the rest of the country to come to latch onto to a matchup like like New York LA now an added element this year is the New York red bulls the only undefeated team right now in Major League Soccer. You guys are going into their house this weekend is there may be a little bit more grit or maybe an opportunity that you guys are relishing to be the first ones to knock them off. Well, I mean, I think that you know, first and foremost, it's a big game for us because we're starting to play that are soccer. We're starting to pick up results we need to pick up results. And this is a good measuring stick for us. You know, the New York has been successful to start the season. They they've changed their style. Play a couple of pieces that that they've brought in or or lost. How ever you wanna look at it, you know, new coats and philosophy. So I think that it's it's good for us to come look at this game as as more of where we've come what we're still working on what we need to do better. And where we go from here because they are playing well, and it'll be tough match-up for us and looking another wrinkle to this game. The fact Bruce Arena your head coach was a head coach of the New York red bulls in that was a stint that didn't work out. So well, probably the one blemish in the entire Bruce Arena. Career. So you've got to believe he's up for it. But speaking of Bruce Arena, I'm interested Dan in the call. You got from Bruce Arena when you left the San Jose earthquakes in twenty thirteen. I don't know that I don't know that many thought that you'd be back in the league just how based on how that went. And then you get the call from Bruce Arena. I'm just curious how that went. What was what what what what was said on that? Call. Yeah. You know, I have a very honest with groups, and you know, I was was somewhere after having played in the league for quite some time. And in a part of some some not so successful teams, you know with a little bit of maybe direction that wasn't a guess sorted out. All the time we you know, I wanted to play in challenge self with with a winner and with top during addition. And I think that, you know, Bruce, Bruce respect that you know, he respects a good work ethic. And you know, I, you know, talked to him about what I could bring to the table. And what I felt like I still had left to give. And you know, by no means that I feel like my career news be ending. And and I what. Are not he had the same vision for what I was able to contribute as I did, you know, you'd have to ask him not. But you know, I saw myself coming down here to lay and being being a big piece of this team because you gotta have confidence in your own abilities. And you know, I felt like this was somewhere where I can fit him. I look at you. And look at Bruce, Wayne, and I see possibly possibly kindred spirits, just personality wise, you guys both are eccentric you. I would like to have a good time you like to come with the with the quick one liners am I wrong about that? Are you guys similar and a lot of respects? Well, he's. He's he's got a lot more success in the back. And it's just so if if I get to six years old, and and I have a similar to be be happy to be compared to two Bruce thinking, maybe about coaching. You know? I don't know. I'm thinking right now about about. Having another couple of successful years on the field. And then we'll see where we go from there. It's it's something that interests me. But there's a lot of parts of of this team in this business that interest me. So I'm not sure about next number. But I'm also not necessarily thinking about that wholeheartedly. Just yet talking about off the field. We've seen a lot of your artists tick work, you describe yourself as an amateur artists was that mean. It means a lot more talented people out there. And what some of the stuff that you've been working on what some of the stuff. Maybe people have seen you do. Well, you know, I we have a great kind of communications and PR department here that allows me to kind of get involved. So I'm doing another match poster this year, which I thought was a cool project last year. I just did a couple customize skateboard decks for our foundation. So they they had some long boards to call, you know, Kelly bath. But what I think we'll often them off at one of the means, and and donate that money to. And so that was cool project. One of my buddies Conor Casey, and I have a clothing line, Royal state. So we have some stuff to new tees and and sweatshirts coming out this summer. What's pretty excited? About. So, you know, just stuff to kind of keep your mind off the game. And and you know, give you give you a bit of an escape and you said your Philly born, but you dropped your Kelly Brian their long boarding. Are you a guy? Now, have you fully converted over? I don't know if I've fully converted over. But I the firm believer in immersing yourself in the culture in with you move in and California's certainly a long way away from Philadelphia. So I'm trying to brace embrace the culture, you know? I'm really struggling I live two blocks from the beach, and I've got myself along board as reporting I'm trying my hardest to to simile you can you can get some Dan Gorgan stuff. The artwork on t shirts sweaters that Royal estate dot com. That's Royal ES T G H T dot com. But then are you a self trained artists? Did you go to school for it? I, you know, I took a lot of classes in high school, and then I had a minor in studio art from Georgetown. So it was something that I've kind of just been interested in for a long time. I I enjoy it. Then it's, you know, kind of just a further expression of of something to something kind of just keep that keep that enjoyment going, you know, trying stay involved in in the art world. I love, you know, going Newseum and and following artists and seeing what they're doing just hobby because we like to trash talk here. Brooke shea also an artist go ahead. Tell us your the better artists bread shea. Go ahead say. No, I would not say that. I can't I I would never say that I'm better than any other artists. That's like the first rule of art. On the I did hold it. Dan, do you you come across a lot of guys in locker rooms who are into art like that that they're artists themselves. I don't know if I would say that there's a lot of guys that are into art. But I I know that you know, a lot of guys have different passions outside the locker room. So, you know, some some guys are into into that kind of stuff guys got into music scene guts, you know, they they all have their own passions. And and I think that it's important to, you know, while while we are fully invested in in bettering our craft, and you know, doing our homework outside of the field. You know, a lot of that is maintaining a lifestyle that kind of promotes ability to be successful as we can on the field. So, you know, wherever that takes you there is a lot of time that that you need to be doing other things. And I think that getting your mind off of doctor from time to time is a huge help to to your success on the field as well. No Simon likes to go straight to trash talk a little bit of animosity. I'm going to go with the loving side of things right now. Last night. We had the CONCACAF Champions League. First final everyone talking hashtag MLS for Montreal around the league for players where you guys watching or people really the players in the league really rooting for Montreal. Of course, I think so I mean, I personally I know that a lot of in in the locker room we're watching the game. I think everyone wants to see a positive result. You know, I think that the result that they got was was a good one. If you know, if you if you said, we'll go into tech Montreal as tech and then come out with one draw. I think everybody would signed on that dotted line. And then hell, yeah. That's a that's a big time or seltzer. You know, obviously America had had a few chances and in the second half to maybe open that game up a little bit. But you know, you can go the other side of things and they should have been playing down a man in the first half. You know, no question about it. So, you know. They still haven't tough tougher head of them because of a very good team. And they'll be they'll be tough to play against him onto your all. But I think you know, what much last night is that they're tough side as well. You know, they were compact organized they had a game plan. They stop to it. And you know, they almost pulled it off put off victory. So you know, I think as a league and its players in this league. I think we really feel like we are a lot better than we get credit for. And we are we have a lot of good sides a lot of players in this tough league play against. So I think that you know, for any opportunity that we have to you know, show especially league amac's or or whoever that we can we can compete. I think that you know outside of head to head. We're we're all for analyst teams means accessible broad then that was fun. You can catch Dan Goggin right back to the galaxy. This Sunday on ESPN two and ESPN deport this five eastern. They take on the New York red bulls and catch him on Twitter at hey, Dan, Garg in and you can catch out his as artistic work at Royal estate dot com. That's E S T H T, Dan, we had some fun on this call. But before we before we let you go. We know you're Philly. We know your LA and you're supposed to eight New York. But when you come to New York, what is it you you try to do in the what day and a half that you have in town. I mean, hands fantastic city. It's clearly one of the best in the world. So I gotta get bagel. Probably get a slice apply somewhere in there. You know, and maybe taking a little culture. It's it's got plenty of it there. So I'm excited said to get in city gallery somewhere or is that what you do that? Yeah. It's possibility. We'll see what when we train on Saturday. But maybe Mona you never know if you're going to Dan gargle say Hello to him. Dan. Thank you for your time. We appreciate it go. Thanks, guys. Chan with you. Thanks. So we like to do a research head of interviews like that. And a note just gets gets into my inbox here after the interview that has a baby girl named golden Gorgan. That's totally an artist's daughter neyla. Is that too bad? We couldn't we didn't get a chance to ask them about that. But back to gargle for a second here. I feel the long you stick around. The longer people take you for granted. And I believe he's one of those veterans because he's been around because he bounced around a few times that I think the league those who follow take him for granted. But I would put him among the top five right Bax in MLS. And in that group to me right now today, I have Rafael Ramos of Orlando. Probably number one. I like what he's done aside from red card Alvis Powell of Portland Kofi star, Cody of Houston, and Victor Cabrera. I like the guy from Montreal. He didn't play in the Champions League game. Or do we agree? Dan, Goggin top-five why shown Franklin on that same list? So I have the guys that you think she'll show Franklin and Steven beta show, I think are on our with Dan Garg. I actually think both of them are better players than Dan Goggin, not because I think they both do a little bit more. I think all of them are solid. They do I think all three of them are solid defenders things. Sean Franklin's the best of the three. Why helped me because I think that he's he's very good in the attack because he's pinpoint on his crossing. And he does well connecting with players in good one two's giving organ doesn't. I think that totally does. I think that hey, pay attention to hace can I get? Yeah. I think first of all Franklin does it on a team with less dangerous attacking options. So there's more focus on him than there is on a Dan gargle when he's playing on a field with the Landon Donovan Robbie Keane will be which era has been with Donovan guys like that. So I think that gives. The boost a little bit to Franklin. I think he's more of an outlet for his team. He's more of a necessity, and he doesn't play across a Robbie Rogers. Who's also bombing down the wing and taking away a little bit pressure disagree. I think Franklin as actually been a bit of a non factor this year and even some extent last year, and maybe an impediment attention to him. But I think I've seen a make more of a difference when he was at the galaxy and his galaxy days an impact games than than I do with let us know who your top five right backs or your top right back in the league. I won't say though in talking about this and thinking about it. There's an odd thing that's happening. Which is it's always been right backs, especially Major League Soccer, especially with the US national team. There's a strong. I think group of leftback right now in the league compared to write Bax, which I think is something kind of new Waylon Francis. And Robbie Rogers and there's a few good players. I think playing in that position. Now rather than ROY Miller. Low people will be up in town about him and one more division. Oh sticking to the right? Banks of my top five how many or America? Yeah. I know. That's what I was thinking anymore came out with Rama's and Cabrera off the bat and Powell let us know who you are top right back is you can get us on Twitter at extratime radio or via Email, extratime radio at MLS soccer dot com. We're gonna come back after the rate with a mailbag and discussion someone tells us how you should celebrate a goal. It's coming up after the break. We want to hear from you. You're encourage to Email extra-time MLS soccer dot com. For tweet at extratime radio. Comments questions orientations. What will you ever penalty groove loan Q on the news stuff? Just Trendall extratime radio. Connects time radio Sirius XM channel ninety four soccer dot com. Final segment of the show and tell me if this is psycho behavior David fantasy team I want a great Ron as you can attest from anyone. Who's in the extra time radio league? Went to pick up my daughter last Thursday that was cut off. And it was six forty eight cut off with seven o'clock. So I grabbed him we race towards nears. Cafe and I had to buy twelve dollars worth of food because ten dollars the cutoff for using credit card, and I don't care cash, and I just handed my daughter, the credit cards that just by whatever and she's just turned nine, but I was worried about the fantasy team, and you had reached that level. You've had a good fit you had to get fantasy week. Yeah. That is. That is psycho behavior. Psycho behavior. You don't do it because your fancy where you I just wanted. My last two games. Really good flow right now. Yeah. LA galaxy the fantasy cut off this week is on Friday night. Eight o'clock. That's the first game of the week, Chicago New York City of. Another piece of news from Las fans tickets to the ATM all-star game have gone on sale. Go on a massage dot com, you can find how to get your hands on those. And a piece of news that struck us this morning, David Tyrian, reacts red bull star to me, author of some of the smug assed, most snobby celebrations and MLS history ones that we made fun of the Honorine you remember he took it out on the we'd be was telling us how to scored a goal that all of Mexico's celebrated, but he had an issue with it. Well, he says, I know he went on to celebrate alone and everything, but he can thank Rinaldo he being teacher Reto for me. He has to that is for me Ronaldo's goal. What I don't like after the goal is. It seems like he won the World Cup with his celebration turn around and celebrate with Rinaldo. And what do you think about that? I mean, I don't I understand respecting the pass in Rinaldo sets him up on a plate to score that. But you just one that tie for you. Go to the championship semi-final against your inner city rival in an intense game. After teacher, it'll miss about three or four sitting on sitters hasn't been starting any hasn't been playing. But what strikes me about the guy making the coming on re is not only that he didn't always go back and thank the guy who gave the assist he did it more often than not. But he's also Mr. cool, and it's not cool to question the guy celebration. I just don't know how. And now he's in the media world. I guess he's going to have to know crossover into stuff. That's maybe not so cool. But one goal scored to another Jordan Mars scores again, he's on a hot streak for the US under twenty three's this time against exit Cullum, the Mexico. But he is he scores. Again, look good in this you Twenty-three game on the hers on the coach of the twenty three says he's going to be a starter together with Mario Rigas, and he looked good. And during the broadcast. They said that he reminds the bra he was running the bunk casters Landon Donovan, and I was thinking about that. I think that comparison is fairly on early land down about on the early land. Donovan yeah, guy, you told me Brian McBride the other damn no that's well that we actually have a tweet from a Brian clay who says well that he thinks he looks McBride to him maybe his built maybe his ability in and around the box his bones. Maybe but not play to me he has a little Darrow and his game right now, which is unbelievable speed. But a touch of be eighteen yards long at times, and he's just going to have to build on it. We spoke goals and celebration Joe Perez. Go ahead tweet it to us PR getting the yellow card for pulling the jersey over his head and showing that he love. His grandfather in front of everyone and joke laces one will stop penalizing players for celebrating goals who decides refs dislike them. Yes. So you're talking about the celebration. Yeah. Get in. And it's it's law. Twelve laws of the game, you remove your shirt or you cover your head with your shirt yellowcard after goal celebration. It's about sportsmanship. Yeah. It's just seem so childish to me that allow him to celebrate. And it's fun. And if your fear is that the other team's gonna get upset then they need to be adults because they're professional soccer player. How about we come up with more creative ways to celebrate that that might be a way? So that's your Phillips depending on written stuff on and then another way. And then when we find a new way they'll ban that signals thing. And then when they do that though, then they'll ban that. Well, they have the hands hearts fails with your hands. That's all we have for for this show for David Goss who goes on vacation, I'm Simon bore. You're listening to extratime radio on soccer dot com. Siriusxm channel ninety four catching them.

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5. Serie A, more Neymar talk, the Puskas Award, and a little VfB Stuttgart!

90 and Extra Time

30:13 min | 1 year ago

5. Serie A, more Neymar talk, the Puskas Award, and a little VfB Stuttgart!

"And welcome to the ninetieth ninety extra time podcast meet rub hct. Everybody had a great weekend. No we had a nice weekend here. In germany we had some decent weather had some decent football going on. Let's let's get into it. I'm gonna start just by going over the scores of the premier league which unfortunately this weekend. I didn't get to watch too much of did see some highlights. Let's see friday we had ashton villa to everton zero and what's going on with every ten scored in the last two matches assabil newly promoted. They seem like they're poise to at least stay in the premier league for next season. We'll see on saturday. We had chill c. Three three. No it city to this game was actually in norwich city franklin part though got his first win as a manager of chelsea so lot of goals in this game but as i mentioned didn't see it. I'm sure was probably a pretty decent game next we had uh brightening hope albion zero southampton two and last week. We had a shock with p._s. G losing but this weekend again. It seemed like it was in the premier league manchester united won crystal palace to that's just just tragic. I'm sure that nobody expected crystal palace to to beat menu especially at old trafford next match we ed sheffield united one lesser city to not really too much to say they're watt for west ham three and then and the game that i got the updates for didn't didn't watch and here's a lot a lot of talk about you know how the lineup was going to be and the are so manager. Manager was saying that there was going to be some shocks some changes but still similar result to how it always is liverpool three arsenal one. One arsenal seems like they. I don't know they have a long way to go. It seems like but liverpool is just you know maintaining from from last season. They have not stopped then yesterday. We had board one manchester city three now. I didn't see any highlights of this game. In my <hes> my news feed. I saw a lot about a penalty. That looked like it should have happened and it just seems like manchester. City has not been having a lot of luck with far this year. <hes> pep guardiola did his post was calm or excuse me post game press conference and when asked about it. He just didn't want to get in trouble but he was like. Don't ask me about far talk to the var officials both so we'll see what happens with them. Hopefully you know every week. Far won't be biting manchester city. <hes> next week had tottenham zero newcastle one another surprise result and then wolves one burnley one one not too much really to say about the premier league for this week aside from that manchester united result and you know what happened with <hes> with man city as it stands right now the the table in the premier league got liverpool nine points in three games number-one mantis or city second with seven points arsenal surprise in in third and leicester so city in fourth manchester united in that fifth europa league spot and bottom three. We got southampton with three points new castle with three points and then waterford in last with zero points and a minus six goal differential moving onto lolita. Uh i was able to watch not a whole complete game of any of these but i did some flipping back and forth between games so on friday friday we had granada zero severe one la sante to villarreal one saturday. Ah sooner in eibar game i watch probably about ten minutes of this didn't really wasn't really interesting to me didn't seem like there was a lot going on but what there was the real madrid riyal violated. I'm always gonna mess him up. I did watch a pretty decent amount of this game. It just seemed like the whole time manchester seething real madrid was was frustrated this entire batch and a plane at home and they just couldn't not they just couldn't get it going either. They were being frustrated by the teams defense celta vigo one valencia zero actually picked valencia win that game guitarfish ah one athletic bilbao one then yesterday we had alevis zero espana old zero <hes> the next game the team that i'm kind of following only because i like some of the smaller teams <hes> plus i've been to my orca but real my orca zero real sociedad one zero athletico madrid one and then the game. I probably watched the most of this weekend just because i seriously thought they were gonna lose barcelona five rail beddis too and when i turn this on i'm pretty sure that barcelona was down to nothing. I could be wrong but i'm pretty sure when i turned it on and that's what the score was but anton anton decided to show up in this game i mean messy is he's out for how much longer he's one hundred twenty million euros about time that he finally showed up scored some goals exciting for the fans and most importantly they got the win at home after that last match i mean it would've been terrible if they would have lost this probably would have been be talking about the manager manager for the coach getting fired or at least being on the hot seat but they excited the fans in this game and you know greece and scored so i don't think we're going to be hearing too much about neymar come into barcelona but i'll get to that later on but it's good though that was able to do something finally all right so as of right now the league standings in first we we have six points in two matches second me athletico madrid same thing six point two matches third we have real madrid four points and before we have <hes> riyal lia- the lead two matches and four points and then in those aerobic spots right now five and six we got the athletic bilbao and re also c._o. Dodd and in the relegation spots the bottom three right now we have a spinal lagunas and three hour bettys <hes> mhm <hes> all right bundesliga on friday. We had cologne one hosting bruce dorfman three no surprise there cologne newly promoted <hes>. They have some decent players but they're not going to be able to keep up with doorman. Dorman dorfman is gunning to to challenge this year for the bundesliga on pace to <hes> to absolutely do it then on saturday. We had mice one bruce moenchengladback three alex berg one union berlin one union berlin i ever point in the bundesliga for them so congratulations to them. They're fans of the next game at home. Hopefully they can do it for their fans. <hes> next year fortuna dusseldorf won by liberal kuzin three no surprise there paderborn one fribourg three hof and heim three bremen to and then shoka zero by munich's three then yesterday we had rb leipzig to eintracht frankfurt one. I watched probably about twenty minutes of the game yesterday. Eh it was it was pretty good. You know towards the end. Frankfurt was definitely trying really really hard to get equalizer. They just weren't able to do it. Then the game that i watched the majority of the in the bundesliga this weekend hertha berlin zero wolfsburg's three and her the berlin is coming off of that game last week where a tied with with munich so with by communiqu and it surprising that they weren't able to do anything at home against wolfsburg wolfsburg. I mean the first goal wolfsburg. Was you know pretty questionable penalty and then it just seemed like a berlin was not able to respond whatsoever even they tried but they just just wasn't gonna happen right now. The bundesliga top of the table that two matches at borussia dortmund six points rb leipzig with six <hes> uh fribourg with six and wolfsburg with six and for fifth and sixth europa league spots we have beyer leverkusen six six points and in sixth place we have barn munich four points onto matches because he got that draw with a berlin last week it <hes> and finally finally after much anticipation. I don't know why they always seem to be the last ones to start. We have syria. The first first game was parma. Zero event is one. I watched the first half of this. This game. You've meant is pretty much control. In the entire game t leaney scored the first goal of believes in the twenty seven th minute rinaldo had an opportunity to score later but it was disallowed allowed by far but i'm sure you know first game of the season. I'm sure there's gonna get this year. I wouldn't be surprised scores twenty five at least this year here so we'll see i'm still predicting event is to to definitely win. The league also next we had fiorentina three napoli four really high scoring game a very actually came into this game late. You know he's a recent acquisition for tina. He didn't score but see him playing again on. It's sunday yesterday. We had as a one surprisingly over a._c. Milan's zero calgary zero brescia one roma three general three spa to atlanta three some doria zero lot c._e._o. Three torino to swallow one hello hello one bologna one and tonight. We have inter milan playing. It think that's how you say. That name never followed that team before pretty sure. That's so you say the name. We sits out spill but anyway. I'll probably watch some of the game tonight. There's some <hes> syria and tonight and then tomorrow for whatever reason league has a bunch of games on so i think they have one game on tomorrow and then they have to on wednesday so there's actually a pretty decent amount amount of football left to the middle of this week with that being said actually before i do that syria standings things. I know it's only match day one but we have lots c._e._o. At the top of the table followed by napoli atalanta and torino at the bottom of the tape all surprising the milan parma and sampdoria again. It's only match day. One doesn't really mean much all right so moving onto leave one. We had one not too august three mets zero breast one rams uh-huh zero dijon zero bordeaux to yesterday we had monaco to nymphs was to monaco finally got some points or a point on the season. They had a pretty disastrous start first two games strasbourg org zero van to p._s. G. four to lose zero now. This game was pretty devastating dating for p._s. G they loss not only cavani but also they're gonna lose him bay for about a month <hes> so i really really can't see neymar leaving now. They can't afford to lose him. I don't know what they're gonna do to you know maybe sweeten the deal. Get him to enjoy playing in paris again if that's even possible but there there's absolutely no way that they're going to let him leave. Leave unless maybe some house i've mentioned before real. Madrid does something where bail and hi hi ms go to paris in exchange for neymar and cash but yeah. I don't see him going to barcelona if he does end ended up leaving paris. I'm pretty sure that it'll be to real madrid but we'll see what happens. I mean injuries can completely change. How a team forecast for the rest of the season so yeah so i'm gonna go and sit. He's not going to barcelona either. Gonna stay comparison. They're going to try to make him happy or he's going to go to real madrid and then gareth bale finally be able to leave real madrid. I guess we'll see <hes> so as i mentioned before tonight we had legal. We have montpellier hosting leone home and then on wednesday. We have lille hosting and then niece hosting marseille. I'll definitely be watching that that lille <hes> senate match because i want to see what a timothy way is going to end up doing and you know lille also got a new acquisition which i'll talk to talk about a minute but right now as it stands legal in two spots those groups as champions league spots we iran with nine points in three matches which is a surprise to me second place. We have leone the play tomorrow so they're sitting in second with a six points with six points and then in that automatic rupa league group stage spot we have niece but they will play on wednesday and then everybody will be up to three games but at the bottom of the table right now playoff them then in the the automatic relegation spots in one thousand nine hundred twenty we have monaco and diesel <hes> transfers so the last thing that i read was at the barcelona was still going to try to get neymar from p._s. E._s. gee just mentioned. I don't see how that's going to happen with. Both cavani am bobby being hurt. I don't think he's he's going anywhere aware unless like i mentioned <hes> there's some type of deal for him to go to real madrid. <hes> franck rebury signed a two year deal to go to fiorentina <hes> but when the last time it happened but he will not be playing in europe because because fiorentina did not qualify for either the champions league or the league last year so do you know he'll have a pretty quiet season. I guess maybe that's good for him less games and he can focus on you know just playing in the league and enjoying his football a little bit a little bit of non non stress <hes> see what else daniel sturridge no one had any idea where he was going to end up after sure liverpool decided not to resign him but he's landed in the turkish super league with trabzonspor <hes> it'd be good to see daniel sturridge and he may potentially get the chance to play in europe because <hes> trabzon sport is <hes> right now in in your rope elite qualifying. They're playing against athens so if they if they beat them then they'll be in the group stage for the champions league correction europa league not champions league so <hes> moving over to the bundesliga <hes> team. Oh verner from rb leipzig just signed a new contract. <hes> you know there was some talk during the summer about him possibly going to byron munich and then that kind of shifted and then they are talking about literally sahni and then he got injured so there was some questions about where he was going to be next season but he will be in leipzig. <hes> i've been following team over in her for a while because you know he's like a local studio art product and actually stood guard just sold him like two three seasons ago for only ten million euro which i think is insane especially seeing what he's become <hes> renato sanches he expressed how unhappy he was in by munich not playing very often then <hes> niko kovac said that he liked him even though he wasn't showing it because he wasn't really getting any playing time <hes> but he was able to finally maybe you know because he did a little bit of jostling with the press <hes> he was able to secure moved to lille in league all so he will he playing with <hes> timothy way in lille so i think that'll be pretty decent combination if timothy timothy where can actually get into the starting lineup but <hes> lille we was able to pick him up from byron for twenty five million euro. One of the things visit <hes> you know. There's a lot of rumors constantly <hes> about transfers. It's non stop but with david beckham's inter miami team starting connects march in the m._l._s. <hes> he's been talking about trying to draw players from europe to go to play to play at inter miami. I know he's mentioned names like grease is men and a few others but actually saw something that said the cavani was possibly going to be moving to inter miami at the the end of this this season so it will be next summer even the m._l._s. starts in march but the european season doesn't end until june <hes> so if that were to happen you know he would miss the first three months but <hes> that was a pretty interesting rumor that i read and i would actually you know i'm not sure how old cavani is. I think he's in his early early thirties three two. Maybe three <hes> but i think inter miam- u._b. Good place from the play. I'm interested to see you. You know what players they're gonna. Pull david beckham still has a lot of influence on a lot of people so i guess we'll see <hes> <music> <hes> <hes> all right so last week i was talking about the companies cup the one off match between the previous season's champions from lita amex mexican league and the m._l._s. in the u._s. and i misspoke i was talking about how you know after that match when atlanta be club america that there was talk about you know m._l._s. teams catching up to the league teams and i'm i said the wrong thing. I said that in last year's company on his cup that <hes> toronto had beaten tieger address that was not true to actually won that game three two one and then this year atlanta one three two two against a club america mm-hmm and then i you know doing a little bit of research about it you know trying to find out read something about m._l._s. and mexico trying to do like some type of weird <hes> superleague potentially combining the two leagues and then i found out about something that i had never heard of before <hes>. It's called the leagues cup. I guess this is the first year that they've done this. I believe it's four teams from league amax and then four teams from the m._l._s. so for the first round there's a u._s. Team or excuse me m._l._s. team against a league max team and then it just moves depending on who wins it moves on up until the final so in july and these are one off games in july july. There was the <hes> matches between from l._a. Galaxy playing against tijuana illegality it was to to the end of regular time time and then l. e. galaxy one that i'm penalties to one then the chicago fire crews as we'll sakata fire zero cruises will to <hes> houston dynamo one club america one club america one six five on penalties and then we also league zero t grice one and now this past week the ele- galaxy play crusoe's galaxy. One cruisers will too but i got a note. That's latin did not playing this game for the l. A. galaxy and the other game was a club america to tigray. She goes to one on penalties five to three so the final for this will be held in september in las vegas first and it'll be cruisers rule against tigers so next year's version. They're going to double the size of it. There's going to be eight teams from legal mix and then eighteen from the m._l._s. for the m._l._s. They're they're gonna do it. They're going to pick the top four teams from each conference. It's in the m._l._s. that did not qualify for the cocker caf champions league so it's still not going to be the best m._l._s. teams against the best liam max teams offer this. I guess news the company on his cup for that. You know which will still be a one off <hes> but yeah i mean. I think that's a pretty interesting. <hes> little tournament that they cooked up. We'll see how it goes in the in the future what they plan to do with that but <hes> i do plan on watching that final cruises fool against tigers <hes> lastly. I just want to talk about up. The <hes> two thousand nine hundred ninety fever who sits award <hes> this is the award for the best goal of the calendar year so right now the the nominees and if you have not got the chance to see any of these strongly suggest you go to youtube or google it and check out these these goals some of them are truly amazing <hes> i we have matias kuna from rb leipzig his goal against a beyer our liver cruising in the bundesliga it was it was pretty legit. You gotta go see it. <hes> next. We have a former winner of this tiny brahima vich for adela galaxies a goal against toronto f._c. I can't even really explain what he did. It was kind of this weird kind of chicken wing thing he lagos. It was pretty amazing. He won this back in two thousand and thirteen with that ridiculous. I don't know how far away he was bicycle bicycle kick in that friendly against a england when he was playing for sweden next. There's a leo messi barcelona to goal against real real betis. <hes> adjara nuke chart for cameroon was a golden the women's world cup against the new zealand <hes>. I'm going to mess this up. Fabio rela for some doria a goal against napoli last season one fernando kandara l- <hes> for river plate go against racing in the argentina premia division. Amy rodriguez the utah royals f c <hes> goal against sky blue f._c. In the national women's soccer league league <hes> billy simpson the of the cliftonville ladies a goal against ceylon swift's ladies in the northern ireland women's ends premiership under townsend for crystal palace is go against manchester city last season and lasts daniel. We'll saudi debate can't pronounce his team's name depression is a goal against fed enviros in the top league in hungary <hes> like i said i highly suggest if you get the chance to check a whole these gold out because they are all amazing easing the nominations. They never disappoint. They're always fun to watch. You know who can say who's gonna win. It's hard to the judge goals from different players different leagues different styles different positions but if i had my my say in nisa while it would probably be oh man be tough between the a jar and choke from cameroon and latins goal will against toronto f._c. I mean most of those goals are ridiculous but like i said check it out for yourself. <hes> and let me know what you think. What goal do you think will win. <hes> i'm on facebook instagram twitter to search you know ninety an extra time or as always you can email email me ninety and extra time at g mail dot com. I almost messed up almost had an episode without talking about the beasts do guard so <hes> this past weekend b if b stewart played against escobar our <hes> the game ended up being a zero zero draw <hes> <hes> stewart though however <hes> went down to ten men because they got a red card in the second half <hes> but you know they're on the road rude. Getting a point on the road is not bad right now. They are sitting in third place in the second bundesliga <hes> on eight points in four matches. Shes so not terrible but they could obviously be doing better so just wanna give you guys a little bit before ended the show and that is going to do it for the show this week. I hope you guys enjoy. The rest of the week kept some football. If you get the opportunity to get a have a uh bonus to bona shows this week covering the europa league and champions league draws later on this weekend or excuse me this week in the end of this week and then we'll be back again on monday so agree. Thanks for listening talk not later.

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4. The Bundesliga and LaLiga finally join the party!

90 and Extra Time

32:08 min | 1 year ago

4. The Bundesliga and LaLiga finally join the party!

"Everyone walk into the ninety extra time podcast. It's me rob again up to the fourth episode. I hope everybody had a great weekend. <hes> football filled weekend. I know i did. I watched a lot of games. <hes> followed a lot of games. I always do can't always watch all albums all catch him on my phone or the updates notifications. <hes> bundesliga started this weekend so did lita <hes>. The gert had a game game this weekend <hes> but i'll get all that later i want to start off with the i guess the biggest game of this past week <hes> the uefa supercup up <hes>. I definitely did not expect <hes> for liverpool to <hes>. I have a hard time with chelsea like they did. Chelsea chelsea came out <hes> wanting to win this. I mean after they had their embarrassing loss to manchester united the week before or a few days as before. They definitely seem like they had something to prove and to me. It seemed like a controlled most of the first half <hes> both both teams had a a couple of chances. <hes> you know fellow american. I seem mentioned him on every podcast but christian pulisic <hes> he had a really good opportunity community he actually did score but you know ended up being off side <hes> but chelsea you know. They really really controlled that game. You know jerus- had the first goal the thirty six minutes and they were just they were just playing well. It seemed like it seemed almost like chelsea really wasn't there to try to win that they didn't. They felt like they had nothing improve. <hes> they were just going to be playing the game you know just because they had to and then the second half was a completely different game once for menial came in <hes>. It just seemed like the team was just they were just playing different. I mean three minutes. After the start of the half <hes> you know saudi-omani saudi-omani scores and it just seems like he hasn't taken a break. You know he had the africa cup of nations and he had a couple of days felt like to get back with the team. I thought he was going to have a little sluggish start but <hes> he definitely proved. That's not going to be the case for him. <hes> you know for me. No set him up <hes> so money you know. The first goal was good. You know the second goal. I thought was was was definitely better. It was a it was a classic money type goal. <hes> didn't think it was going to end up going into extra time like that but <hes> i thought got it. You know chelsea was going to win it too. I did pick chelsea just because i thought they were when we're gonna come out a little bit stronger but then you know winning the extra time and individually went into penalties and <hes> yeah liverpool ended up winning it so they are basically after winning the champions league. They are earthy super champions of europe. I guess i don't know what you call the the team that wins the europa league and then wins the supercup because is there really nothing special. He won a second tier cup and then they won the super cups. I don't know what you would call them but they definitely wouldn't be the <hes> the super champions of europe all right so that was the supercup decent game actually rushed home to watch that game. I was in munich that day had to drive back here to stewart. <hes> got at home by five minutes before the game. I was driving. My wife was not really happy about how fast i was driving home but you know got the autobahn. There's no speed limits certain sections. I got everybody home safe and we all got to enjoy the game all right so moving onto <hes> matchday two in league the french league. I'm going to go over every game. <hes> on friday we had a li all hosting on gear and <hes> leeann i mean this is the second week in in a row where they just destroyed the the competition. I mean they won. Six did nothing. Dan bailey had two goals. Memphis pie had two goals so you know i mean it. It's obvious that they probably going to be the team. That's going to challenge <hes> this year last weekend. They beat monaco. Monica was down by a man you know for the majority of the match but <hes> this week i mean they got a clean sheet and they put up six goals on on their opponent. <hes> saturday day not an marseille had a zero zero tie <hes> than to lose in dijon to lose one one dijon zero <hes> see bordeaux and montpellier mount pelly one though one <hes> bhutto actually had a goal in the ninetieth minute but <hes> it was disallowed by by v._r. <hes> it was a kamera i mean it seemed like this weekend was a lot of goals across all the leagues that are playing. There was a lot of goals that were disallowed by by v._r. <hes> let's see mets three monaco nothing <hes> this is monaco's second loss in a row. I mean at this point. You know based john how they looked last year. I mean monica is they. They may get relegated this year. It's hard to believe that a few years ago they were challenging for the league one title but uh this year doesn't seem like it and also for the second game in a row <hes> they had to play with ten men <hes> reuben aguilar thirty thirty four. Th minute got a red card. There was actually a lot of red cards in the french league this week the next game on me on one lil zero <hes> <hes> it's another game with a red card lil dot a red card in thirty nine minutes so they had to play with ten men and timothy <hes> you know fellow american <hes> he came he came in the eighty four th minute and didn't really do anything obviously team walks you know obviously though they were down by korea a man for the majority of the match two-thirds of match <hes> then we have <hes> nem one niece to both of these teams got records in this game two yellows that <hes> turned into a red problem martinez for them and then facing coli for niece <hes> but you know it essentially balanced out <hes> even though one even though they they played with <hes> with ten men for the majority of the match but <hes> nemesis not. They're not a good team. Nieces is not bad but <hes> yeah so yesterday sunday we had sent n._t._n. One amp arrest one <hes> him and strasbourg played lead to a zero zero draw and then the the shocker of the week as far as the french lease you had ren at home aw print to para sandra man one <hes> that was a shock to me a p._s. G went up after kamani scored in the thirty six minute and you would think they would just cruise to <hes> to victory but you know they. They got shocked. <hes> karenin scored a goal shortly before halftime and then again shortly after halftime they came out and scored a goal and then was just not able to have any scoring opportunities opportunities <hes> it's shocking 'cause i'm not suggesting that i thought was going to run the league completely you know without any you know draws or losses this season but they are the best team in the league and i definitely didn't think that they would lose a game. The second game of the season to win ball teams <hes> so i guess we'll see how they are as the weeks progress. I'm sure for them. It was a shock <hes> yeah. I don't really know what else to say about autho <music> moving onto into the premier league matchday to arsenal to burnley one <hes> this is the second game in a row where our <hes> arsenal were missing <hes> missing or zeal and <hes> a couple of weeks ago they were together in london in some guys tried to carjack them some knives on them. <hes> they've been some threats against them ever since then <hes> with the team in a believe the the f._a._a. Have stepped in you know said that there's no credible threats against him so these guys have sent their spouses back to germany or to live with family or whatever but <hes> it it obviously hasn't affected arsenal yet <hes> two matches to win six points lock scored thirteenth minute <hes> and then actually barnes scored for burnley in the forty third and then for the second game in a row a bamiyan comes in scores the winner this week it was in the <hes> the sixty four th minute so <hes> doing pretty well. <hes> you know hopefully they can. They can continue it. <hes> i don't know if you guys saw but and <hes> there's a highlight of pepi putting a move like this i. I don't even know how to call it. <hes> he basically just did a stopping to change the direction direction and a nutmeg on a guy. It's all over youtube. You can find it on twitter. <hes> probably one of the better moves that i've seen recently <hes> you know obviously scored the as a little bit of an impact on the team <hes> so you know we'll see what they do. In the next coming weeks. <hes> next match we had <hes> esa villa one born to <hes> brighton hove all being one west ham united one teacher rideau actually scored the goal for west ham united in the sixty four th minute <hes> everton one for zero north city three newcastle one and t mu cookie is it's how you say his name. He had a hat trick in that game. Four nord city he scored thirty seconds sixty third and seventy fifth minute and then josh elvy <hes> scored for newcastle castle <hes> southampton one liverpool to <hes> again. <hes> saudi-omani scored right after halftime said the sky hasn't slowed down since last season. I mean he played the entire season. Last year. Left the team i went to <hes> the african cup of nations you know almost won the game or almost once the cup <hes> with senegal and now he's back in the premier league so in keep in mind they also also that they played on wednesday supercup <hes> robert roberta for meteo scored in the seventy first minute and as i mentioned it was <hes> southampton one liverpool to <hes> one of the shocks i guess maybe not for tottenham fans but <hes> manchester city to tottenham hotspur to <hes> they actually again. This is another you know far disallowed goal. <hes> gabrielli sues had a goal in the ninth minute taking back <hes> because v._r. But rame sterling in surgery girl scored for commissioner city and then lamelo and lucas moore scored for tottenham so <hes> that's big for tottenham you know coming <hes> out of the the <hes> automates the city with point <hes> is big and i mean that's gonna that's gonna be big later on for both teams you know especially if the title races as close as it was last last year potentially losing two points you know for manchester city that could hurt them down the road. We'll see i mean liverpool's doing well and now mantis is he's gonna be behind them in the table so <hes> let's see yesterday we had sheffield united won crystal palace zero chelsea one lesser city one so <hes> frank lambert gets his first <hes> point as manager of chelsea and tonight. We have wolves against manchester united that that actually be a good game. <hes> wolves had a pretty good season last year against the top sixteen ext teams so we'll see how they tonight. I'm actually watch that game. <hes> <hes> <music> okay moving onto lalita who started the season on friday with the defending league champions winds barcelona at athletic bilbao. Now i know i definitely <hes> predicted addicted barcelona to not only win this game but also the league which i still think the win the league but <hes> i don't know what happened in this game <hes> athletic goodbye i just i don't know maybe i gave it home. Crowd was behind him. Barcelona didn't play well. <hes> i mean in the the goal from athletic bilbao l. came late in the eighty ninth minute <hes> but they stunned barcelona and one one two zero which is pretty crazy are saturday. We had <hes> celta vigo one real madrid three <hes> this game i i started to watch like the i i think i watched the first fifteen or twenty minutes and kareem benz the first goal of the season for a real madrid and the the thing that popped out to me when i look at the highlights later was that look a modulus got a red card which surprisingly i think this might be the first time i've ever seen this. That bar actually corrected in rescinded the red card <hes>. I guess that's one benefit of var you know there are a lot of negatives with goals getting taken away ridiculous penalties at times but <hes> luke ahmad rich you know he had a red card rescinded so as i mentioned that game was a cell daego one real madrid the three <hes> next game we had valencia won re also c._o. Dot one so the game of the red card <hes> <hes> next game we had my orca to ibar one <hes> we had villarreal four out out of four extremely high scoring game <hes> santi cazzola you know he used to play for arsenal. I remember you playing when i first started playing fica komo back in two thousand ten two thousand eleven <hes> i could always seem to score free-kicks huntington's allah <hes> next game. We have <hes> lego niece niece zero. Sooner one louganis almost had a goal they headed a disallowed in the sixty first minute and this was another a game with another late late red card <hes> yesterday sunday we had <hes> alvis one levante zero s bahn you'll have yet to <hes> real betis one riyal via <hes> lead a numbering that to <hes> real betis had a red card early <hes> within the first i ten minutes so they they played the whole game with ten men and then we had a madrid one guitar zero both teams. He's had red cards in the first half was no you know advantage for either team. I think maybe three minutes that <hes> athletico was able to enjoy enjoy having one extra man and then load. He got sent off with his with his red so <hes> the first week you know i mean i guess we expected to see real. Madrid win expected to see barcelona win and that didn't happen. <hes> athletico madrid you. You don't think they're they'll probably <hes> they'll definitely be the top three. I mean i don't really see <hes> those top three teams remedy barcelona athletico <hes> <hes> falling out at all and anybody challenging them <hes> but i guess we'll see you know as the season progresses. I am interested to see how barcelona response to to losing that game. Though i mean that was that was tragic. I don't know i don't know what would happen with them. <hes> <hes> <hes> okay bundesliga <hes> via munich started started off the season hosting hertha berlin the defending league champions <hes> but the final score was by munich to hertha berlin to rubber hausky head <hes> two goals <hes> yeah i mean he actually had the equalizer. <hes> barn was down. I didn't watch this game. I did see <hes> you know. I had the notifications on my phone that i was getting and i was actually shocked that at home season as an opener that byron munich was not able to to get three points but <hes> you know we'll see i mean i still think the buying is going to be the dominant team in the bundesliga this year. Obviously they'll be challenged by bruce doorman. Which is you know every season. <hes> i also think that <hes> rb leipzig is going to be up there too but if <hes> buyer continues to stumble like this and give up points <hes> just like last season well i guess early part of last season. They're going to have a difficult time being at the top of the table and coach nico kovac. He's always on the hot seat so embarrassing you gotta be perfect or or you will be out. <hes> <hes> see i game on saturday was a buyer liver kuzin three paderborn to paderborn returning to the bundesliga by liberal coups in his you you know they're always in the top. I would say top six in the bundesliga there. You know consistently a good team. <hes> then you have borussia dortmund five alex berg one <hes> jin sancho markle royce both scored in this game. <hes> <unk> alcazar had <hes> really early goal third minute and then he scored one at the hour mark <hes> yeah but i mean the had absolutely no issues whatsoever. They were at home augsburg. They're not that great of a team <hes> and as i mentioned they're always challenging for the bundesliga title so i mean they started off the season basically finishing where they were last year. They lost christian pulisic. I was seeing what the chelsea but <hes> you know didn't seem to matter whatsoever. <hes> next excape got rid of bremen one for two or three. I actually watched this game and <hes> vertebrates a-and i mean they used to be. You know german powerhouse but <hes> now it just seems seems like they are. I don't know maybe it's just a one game. It's flukey. I guess it was first game this season for tuna duesseldorf. I mean they were in the second bundesliga a couple of seasons ago <hes> but obviously they stepped up on the road got three points <hes> fribourg three mites zero. Oh wolfsburg to clone one <hes> simon terada who used to play for stewart <hes> scored that late goal for clone in the ninety first minute obviously wasn't enough to help them. They trailed the entire game. <hes> bruce gladbach zero chocolate new fear zero <hes> last night we had eintracht frankfurt one huffing heim zero they actually scored a goal the forty second minute but it was disallowed by var- <hes> and then we also had union berlin making their bundesliga debut at home zero red bull rb leipzig for <hes> you know they almost had a fifth but <hes> use of pulse and had a goal disallowed by of are these are two teams that <hes> actually are in the former eastern part of germany union brilliant being the east east berlin team and obviously leipzig's in the former east <hes> yeah i guess they just completely completely spoiled any hopes that union berlin had of getting any points out of this <hes> you know but they have such loyal supporters that <hes> is not going to matter. They're gonna support them regardless. I actually see them having a decent season. I think new berlin may stay up this year. They may not get relegated but it'll be interesting to see as as i mentioned the first episode i'm looking forward to seeing the berlin darby hertha berlin and union berlin. That'll be great for the fans of their great for the city. <hes> just hope that the rest of their games do not end like this one did <hes> <hes> <music> okay transfers says i talked about last week. <hes> there was a rumor that mario batali ali was going to go to <hes> the brazilian league which you know i've never seen before seating player. Go from <hes> a player in the prime. I guess or you know somewhere you know. They're still able to help the team win. I mean we just saw danny alvez's. Go <hes> from barsa to sao paulo but <hes> uh he was going to go down to the brazilian league marwell telly but instead he decided to stay home or not stay but go to his hometown club brescia <hes>. They're not really a not a good team but they're not a great team. I think he'd probably have been better off staying in france or actually executing getting the move to brazil <hes> i guess this will help him as far as national team selection but <hes> i don't really see it helping him any other way <hes> alexis sanchez even though the transfer window in <hes> england has been closed. I <hes> apparently less alexis. Sanchez manchester united working a deal to try to get him to inter milan. You know he'll definitely get more time. <hes> down inter- <hes> lukaku just went down there. This may be inter's way of you know possibly sublimely challenging you venice titles here <hes> i don't really see it but <hes> you know if not definitely helped them to secure a champions league spot for for next year <hes> because the english transfer windows closed even if the deal is completed <hes> alex sanchez won't be able to move move until the earliest when the transfer market opens on january first and now the never ending drama of the summer as far as transfer answering go neymar so neymar is still in paris but he has not played in their first two matches at all <hes> and now another transfer cotino has been loaned from barcelona to buyer munich now he had been you know part of a potential deal <hes> player-plus-cash from barcelona to paris in order to get taymor <hes> back to barcelona but now the continuous gone i mean he was the main player made dan bellies name was thrown in there too but now that he's gone and <hes> byron actually have an option to buy him at the end of the season for one hundred twenty million euro. I really don't see name are leaving leaving paris and going to barcelona now. There is still a possibility real madrid could step in <hes> you know they still have you know some players players. They could get rid of hamas rigas pops into mind <hes> ended they could send a paris with a player plus cash deal <hes> but we'll see i mean like i said neymar has not suited up this season for paris <hes> two games into the league all season. I don't know i mean the way that is looking though i don't know. It seems like he's gonna stay. I can't really see him moving non to real madrid. He's definitely are going to barcelona now because even if he did go to barcelona. They're still they're still i. I just don't see it happening. Where's he going in a play it if he goes to barcelona. Real madrid does seem a good option but i don't think they have that kind of money. They're not really trying to get rid of that many players. I don't think in paris would take gareth bale. <hes> you know because he's demanding too much money in wages. I mean not that they don't have it but <hes> i i just i just don't see it happening <hes> yeah and like i said continue going to byron <hes> <hes> they probably could have used him this past week. I'm assuming he'll probably suit up next week for biron. Guess we'll see <hes> this whole transfer things. It's pretty wild <hes> <music> all right a couple of things. I want to cover before i and the show for the week <hes> this past <hes> <hes> wednesday night we had the company honest cup which is the m._l._s. champion from the previous season against and the winner of the batufa enclo- sura a championship in the mexican league. <hes> this is is the second year that they've had this is sort of like a supercup. <hes> you know because you know the format <hes> and it's a one off but this year it was atlanta united and actually hosted club america from the from the mexican league and atlanta one. It was atlanta united three club america to and immediately after the game was over <hes> i immediately started hearing reading people saying that the m._l._s. this is closing the gap between <hes> the m._l._s. end the league mex- the mexican league <hes> i. I think it's too early to you. Say that while this is the second year row that a <hes> m._l._s. team has beaten the mexican representative last year <hes> toronto f._c. b._t._u. <hes> but this is a one off game <hes> i think it's entirely early too early to say that the m._l._s. getting to legal mix <hes> one of the main reasons i say that is because of the conquer caf champions champions league so the tim he's league at least for the last. I don't own six seven probably longer seasons. <hes> has not been won by nationalist team. The mexican excellent teams have just completely dominated that so until we have a <hes> a recent m._l._s. champion for the concacaf tim you can't really say that the gap is being closed between the m._l._s. and <hes> league mex- <hes> yes. I guess you know the the emily teams are getting better but i wouldn't necessarily <unk> necessarily say that they're closing the gap. <hes> united's a good team. <hes> you know they won in the league last year on the first season in the league <hes> yeah but i it's hard to say whether or not club america actually took this game serious yeah. We'll see <hes> also this past weekend. My team the f. b. Stu gert they hosted and <hes> saint pauli. Now there are team from the hamburg area. <hes> say probably was a team that i used to. I wouldn't say i supported them but i it was always following them. <hes> 'cause i like to see darby matches in leagues and because they're so close to hamburg <hes> you know having that in the bundesliga <hes> you know it'd be nice to the fans there <hes> they always seem to come so close but they'd never finished in the top three top two in the second bundesliga automatically magically get promoted in the third place against the third team from the bottom in the bundesliga. It's basically what happened is to last year <hes> but but still gert <hes> actually won this game saint pauli score go early in the eighteenth minute and cigar was trailing <hes> they scored in the sixtieth minute and i thought that the game was going to end in a one one draw but <hes> gonzales he had a couple of here hit this one specific time he had this really really nice chance in the box <hes> he had the defender beat he had the goalie you know second guessing himself himself and he's trying to position the ball and he actually somehow bounce the ball off of his standing leg while he was trying to take the kid completely with the ball <hes> and i after that happened. I thought oh well games probably gonna end and you know somehow ninetieth minute. He redeemed himself. Even though i still kind of blame him last year for stewart actually even getting relegated because he was offside when a lugo <hes> you know would have scored a goal that got disallowed because offside but whatever this last season <hes> but he ended up <hes> scoring ninety th minute game ended two one so as of right now stewart. Is you know they're doing pretty solid. They've got <hes> seven points in three games you know after they drew with heidenheim time and you know they're doing pretty well right now. They're sitting in second in the second bundesliga and if they finish the season there i will be happy you know if they win. It would be happy to but i just want them back in the bundesliga so yeah you know every week you guys something about the f._b._i. Gert so that is going to end the show. I hope you guys have a great day. Thank you for listening as always you can. 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Look ahead to Elche on Dec 30th plus news round up

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Look ahead to Elche on Dec 30th plus news round up

"Come back to the ramadan podcast and coming up today. We're going to be looking at what's been making the news of the last few days of the holidays. More look ahead to the final game of twenty twenty away at out chapo. That is tomorrow night where he had into this. Final fixture sudan has the relative luxury of an almost full squad from which to choose. The only player who is absent. Is the brazilian rodriguez muscle. Injury will keep him out as we know now for three months minimum. Also some more good news. None of the players have tested positive. Covered over the last week now has for who will play and who or eating house out will play. Dan said today he will be with us in. The idea is for him to play a little so expect to potentially see amused. A second half substitute least plenty of social media pictures as well as being sharing marcellin iskoe at work on their fitness over the holidays. Sit atma sauce for comment on this. The place attorney very well. They are all professional and very serious. That will be opportunities for all to play. It was also asked about the criticisms that are being leveled arrays team. This remember despite the great run that they'd be on t. said nothing bothers me. He said you ask. I will do my job. Criticisms aren't going to change us. We will have difficulties. We know that we just have to continue to work hard as we have very important games coming up literally every week now the transfer window as we know his bad to open but all the news of the moment is on current deals being extended could moderate as we know is agreed in principle at least two out another year to his contract settled mean he completes a decade with madrid since leaving says next up and remers will be in to conclude the negotiations on their deals. Lots of rumors surrounding iska and potential moves to the premier league manchester city and arsenal. Continue to be linked. The situation is though that he will not be going anywhere. During this winter window. Seventy games left is still important member of the squatters. It down said all many occasions and he may still turn out to be a very key play at this year and severe depression main the favorites to sign him when he does eventually move on which is expected to be this summer now you butters balas name linked with a move to madrid. We'll know counting bensman isn't getting any younger but despite his dissatisfaction with the current regime you venice of move to end anybody else's interests by offering a ten million per season contract until twenty twenty seventy madrid position than ours. This window is concerned sedan. Not asper anything. Madrid will keep their promise. No this season equally. They don't want any departure is either now. That might not be. What look a yovich wants to hear. He remember keen to move on resuscitate. What is a fading career at the moment Erling haaland some him about his admiration of rambus. Although being enough of some to claim that he's already planning is moved to the next year chelsea though of course continue to make that interest very plain indeed and more news on kubo is remedied. Attache have made serious inquiry adage under certain villarroel will not stand in the way of any deal being done to actually move him on as it remains highly unlikely. He's got to have any significant part to play in. Ama's bursting plans for the remainder of the season fringe. Media has had a bit of a debate on whether dan's comments recently that counting beds were the best fringe ford in history were true so was general agreement with they gathered together. Some big names in the virus sean gear. Passa said he is the best of a generation of for me. lacomb was the greatest stephan garage member. Him nine ninety eight my top three he's at teary already. Jrue a number two jean-pierre pampa a number three s ready giroux. A number two ahead of any french shorter on the ban on door. Bizarre dominic rush to another of the names from the mid eighties. He said depends on the criteria. But for me just fontaine whereas the greatest all round thirteen goals remember in a world cup finals. He scored Pam at the anyone to win a balanced or. He said he will be up there as well. I e annex stop iran. He's of me. The best was bernard lacomb. And what about lacomb himself. Either worked surprises me was not on. The list is at is davidge resume. Benjamin was a world champion. Well he could have been the greatest. Then let's move on and look at say tomorrow night financially. Begin the day down in sixteenth place in la here on fifteen points. That is just three ahead of the bottom placed team at the moment who are whiskas. Seven of the fifteen point. They picked up being one at home. They have though lost just for the season and they've not lost back to back games atolls in the last thirteen games. They've only lost three was away ads. Battiste home to granada on the loss. Defeat just a few weeks ago which was a white at athletico. Now they have. Anyone wants at home this season as well that back in october when they beat valencia to look for then tomorrow thirty one year. Old of fidel is the joint top scorer with three goals easel so weighed in with a couple of assists as well. He's taught along with the argentine lucas. Boy i doubt on three goals to l. v copies since two thousand seventeen eighty to renew to renew still owning by the way is only there on loan with l. Che didn't score single league goal during his season on loan where the reading last year did get goal in the league cup one in the fa cab and one other keep an eye out for a motor. He's on the books of athletico. he's onto goals to assist he as a yellow couto away from the suspension has been a time ready for l. chair in recent years after relegation in twenty fifteen and twenty seventeen eighteen. Nancy drop down to the third tier before promotion back again to your league. This season is any the third season league. This millennium cloud caught a bit of history between these two rolaids meeting number forty three madrid half the size up a hand. They've won twenty seven. There have been nine draws in just six for madrid won the lost eight games in a row scoring twenty six goals. They've conceded just sixty loss. Meeting here was in february of twenty fifteen benza. And ronaldo call two goals in madrid a big tree that today. When was the last time today actually took a point till victory against ramat was a long time ago. March of nineteen seventy eight. It was a three one victory that day. Madrid down the years of registered. Some very very big wins in this fixture eleven goals to two. I can nine thousand nine hundred sixty push gas. Go to hat trick. That day. pedo caught five aside. There was an eight nail in nineteen sixty one. Six one hundred eighty four five. There was five one in twenty fourteen. Renaldo got four of the goals that day. Then let's have a look. The title of the takes some of the key statistics of the seasons. I have a better. These two teams that out shape late last game. Thirteen to madrid's fifteen but just twelve goals scored all campaign to madrid's twenty-seven just five point eight shots on goal average. This season voice. Eljay fourteen boy one for row madrid and shots on target just two of the course of nine hundred ninety four point seven four royale madrid in terms of yellow count. Some red cons thirty four. He had constantly outrageous twenty volt around madrid. One red card and madrid still had a player sent off this season terms of ambrish possession. This season's fifty point seven percent. Eljay fifties inborn nine madrid pass completion rate. They do keep the ball. Eighty three point two percent. Roy eljay eighty-seven born four parral madrid onto opposition shots. A game. Fourteen point three four eljay ten point three rail madrid number tackles gordon sixteen point three for forty eight parameter it Fouls twelve point eight four. J. eleven point around madrid. I'm the number of times fouls over the ninety twelve point nine. Eljay eleven point four for rail madrid Violated a good luck to the full monty madrid. Santiago's larry who's officially today. Bean revealed as the new coach of the mexican team club. America based over in mexico city. I'm not just about it up and four today. Hobby back on fridays. We look ahead to the weekend until then enjoy the game for tim cable till next time. Bye bye now.

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Redskins Josh Norman on Rules

Izzy and Spain

09:34 min | 2 years ago

Redskins Josh Norman on Rules

"Welcome to Spain and fits the podcast. It's Spain and Fitz on ESPN radio, the ESPN app and siriusxm channel eighty. I'm Jason Fitz hanging out with Nicole Briscoe who is in for Sarah, we're gonna head straight to the shell Pennzoil performance line. We're Redskins corner, Josh Norman, Georgia's the boys and Girls Club of America hosting it seventy first annual national youth of the year gala tonight at the national building museum in Washington, DC, Josh Norman, walk in the blue carpet. Prior to the event where six finalists vying for the title of national youth of the year, Josh tell us what's going on tonight. Man. You know, finale, you know, all of those different parts of the country came in and gave him the best dealer and brought it to the and, and now we get the side who's the, you know, it was going to take on the issue as we would say sports. So it's a big ordeal. It really used wing it, or they knew who youth of years going to be the Ringling proud of the work they put into into this point. Now, part of the reason you have the time to do this and you're able to do this. You guys are already on a BI week. It's really early to have a buy week. How does that affect you as a player? Yeah, really is the early power we got whole thing is just, gosh. Now in this deep blown Pons of thirteen Danes after there's buys like. Think like somewhere around will you will want to catch a break and then you know, or you know, allows it, you got to play off. So it's just it's just crazy to think that we have on it. You know, football, but it same time you have to be, you know, under and welcome in the fact that she'd get you play those games. He gets to go out there and show. We can't week out why you are the best at what you do and when you do that, you know, it goes to show and hopefully we can be that team this year would showed it. We are valuable enough to to be finished. We were having the conversation just a little bit ago about Washington sort of being a team that so far maybe flying a little bit under the radar this season. Why do you think that that is? You know, we always have been. I mean, did their pro forty that was happening and you know, just what to do, what you get, even the things that we have, you know, like even when we do good, they weren't more. We do bad. Oh, we try. So it's since you, you get that man is DC though it's DC is the nation's capital. When you get all of that, you know, in one, you know the politics and everything about it all. It's just, you know, that's what happens and they when you come here you play, you try to win. That's all they're trying to win anything you do. And sometimes you follow up short is just situations that happen and or try to overcome one. Other than that, I don't know razor playing ball. Thanks for talking to Redskins corner, Josh Norman on the shell Pennzoil performance line. Now, almost every game. This season has had the story line of penalties, too many too. Often. People saying it's too soft. I can't have a defensive superstar on and not ask where you stand on the roughing, the passer penalties that are being called look, man. I think you know, we all starting to sound like a, you know, a screen orchestra. There we all or trying to say tone in in a way because you know they, they hear it. They, they hear the noise and always starting to get louder and louder. And for soon you're going to be a stampede because as hard to watch you really hard to watch. You see, gene, see some plays of being made and his football. It's not power. Puff football play back in school know is real thing real push star flying. She got a Doug guys got way get taken down to grow. That is the earth that you're meeting has been driven by force of a man. There's going to come in full speed, and that's just what happens. That's the object game that's being played. You guys be speeches trending for some. Play it, buy it inside that Utah. Take away the thing that makes the ball football and that has been in the third and that my friend is really is. Pretty sad. But like I said, on those. No, I'm pretty sure it's going to get brought up year as the defender. Of course, always creams or stuff like that because I just go out another field when they hitting their checkbook alone with, you know their team losing. Hey, I would just like to say I played powder puff in high school and I broke, I broke a finger. So you can do some damage playing paddock. But you guys some teams, they'd be extra, you gotta admit, they do be extra and they do go hard. I'm just tiny billion from there goes the pinkie c, actually my ring finger, but anyway, getting off topic when you are sitting in team meetings and you've got all of these roughing the passer penalties, and you've got the other defensive rule changes that come into effect. How are you being coached this year compared to last year? Oh, no. Not being coast on it. She's being told which is what you can do, and you've got to play and you try to, you know, as best you can, but ends as game, can't really come up on something that you learned from. You know, peewee alway open to the pros know is how do you go back and change in policy? How do you go back and reprogram that gene? I mean, this is something that you have really, you know, you get if you get lost chef only sometimes you know those planes a habit. I can't avoid them are unbelievable plays. You got people that come out and make me rules that don't play the game, and they don't know that you can't pull up. Can't do this. So, oh, some people can't, but he's not the same play that it'd be may thousand on terms every play is going to be different. It's not gonna be the same time. So. Saying, played it over and over. In fact, you have to see know close already in short in the thick anyway. I mean, everything goes off and so of course they wanna see moose going more. Thanks man wants more everything. We've given them so much stuff. This wins the defense, go ahead. Car. Sure. They. You start, you start, it's way they gonna take it from. I don't think been offenses are, but different. Bar. There's just, you know, there's this fax man. It really is started looking things in a way. It's been going not trying to discredit any might about doing what they're doing is just the fact as a matter of what's real. I don't wanna stop. We're talking to Redskins corner, Josh Norman on the shell Pennzoil performance line. Speaking of offense, we'll cook before we let us go. You get a front row seats in the newest guys on the Team Stars, Alex Smith, Adrian Peterson, what have you seen there that you love. And just love who they are really ship. You know live there, you know, they have us being know what's going on, and they can actually go through the mechanics of what they learnt experience and go out there and put on feeling. There's nothing best in having that experience. I mean, no matter where you go. If you know that something is not gonna fly terrible situation, they call and you can avoid pick by taking the sack this experience. So and if you go a big bomb when you know in a defensive back break on the ball and they overshoot it, they'll move to the high post and you score way that's better a moon, and then you turn around and you look at it eight p he's just an all day guy. I would love to ever since you came here summer they should. I just was like always an apparition of Dan. She high. He works in how you play me last week, eight t all day. He was like the whole year, but the actually see them job. Could and then get out, have that burst man. I'm probably his number one fan. Number one team is unbelievable. He's able to buy he able to move me just awesome Garten, great TV, really, you guys can check him out with the boys and Girls Club America checkout BG c. a. dot org shoutout to Denzel Washington tonight, Josh enjoy it. Thanks for joining us on the shell. Pennzoil performance line, ma'am. Thank you guys. Having your you guys decision. Thanks for listening to the Spain and Fitz podcast. Listen to the show six to nine PM eastern on ESPN radio.

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Concacaf Champions League preview! Team-by-team capsules, Liga MX scouting reports & predictions

ExtraTime

1:20:52 hr | 11 months ago

Concacaf Champions League preview! Team-by-team capsules, Liga MX scouting reports & predictions

"You're listening to extra time driven by Continental. You're feeling I feel a lot better. Bob Go at those courses. Maybe this podcast is influenced me a little bit as well loft lost everybody up here. Every single day goes into the office into the laboratory trying to cook up some great stuff for you guys. That's why these From New York New York. You are listening to extra time driven by continental from. At and T. MLS studios in midtown Manhattan. I'm Andrew we be with my partners in Soccer Charlie Davies. Chuck the back in the bill. Gas mattdoyle would a beautiful day. It is boys. It's here real soccer on the field for actual points it matters. It's the KAKA CAF champions league. The long winter is over. What's that actually over? Depending on where you live it might still be cold and miserable. But there is soccer on Tuesdays Wednesdays and Thursdays from our favorite region in the world. So welcome Charley as Dave said before we got on here. You should probably texts. If you're gonNA wear the leopard-print you should just like give us a heads up so I don't come in here looking at scrub and a Hoodie. Do you do a lot of animal prints? Yeah I love Animals Okay. So time out. Yeah if you like animal prints and it will prince when they and potentially using things with animals when they're no longer in love animals and I'm a big fan of Vaneman. Libra have three giraffe. No draft no draft. Okay well next time. You're on the show trapper sweater. Well we just trying to go through all the that'd be tough to find zero. It's a great show mark Happy Holidays to those. You don't have to work today. Generally February's coming a gun by the way if you haven't checked the black history month panel the Kaelin car put together. You heard from veto on our last show Damarcus Beasley Mason Toy Jessica McDonald Eichel. Par all part of that conversation. Go Listen Think Digest. Wait to speak to open your mouth. I use your brain. We're going to just throw our brains out the window now because it is time for our favorite competition of the year the pack that come on producing unders producing honors. You had one job do. Oh yes so. It's like Darth vader than an and yes. That's the good stuff the macho impacts could he literally ringtone Atlanta the US Open Cup winners NYC AFC shield runners up Atlanta Elliott see sports shows winners Seattle Sanders of MLS. Couple talk about all then join. Our will be here to preview all four league clubs and the rest of the field and central and Caribbean. 'cause all from the sounders we'll talk to him about Lee maxine. How gets over the Hump and we will preview the tournament for all five teams involved. Why the win and also we got to see the Dow in honor of been bear. Why they won't win because realistically we know what? This tournament is about also get our predictions. Yeah Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Tuesday but Tarkwa hosting Atlanta Leone hosting Elliott Without Walker Zimmerman Supreme Host Montreal on Wednesday and Thursday Carlos NYC OF C. And Olympia Seattle. Let's say do we do history? I we kind of said on a high really really. Get your get your kind of hopes up. Make you feel good about yourself. Look Emma's never won the CAF champions league. You know that the modern iteration that is Monterey. They're defending champions. They've won four of these things to us. Teams have won the cockup Champions Cup which maybe doyle you remember better than we do If people don't remember that was sort of a that was I think it was pre two thousand eight. It was before the polio vaccine was found back. When you were hanging ask Coca Cola. Had a little something extra and it was Actual sicker it was that great. Dc United Team in ninety eight Etcheverry Marino. Belsen is a rookie Eddie Pope of course Under Bruce Arena than it was And that was like I think. Bruce's last games as manager of DC before he took over the US for that first time and then it was Ziggys L. A. Team Two years later Cobi Jones seen flag. I think Alexi was I was Yup Ezra Hendrickson as one of the great overlapping. Right back out of course on staffs for so long really a real names one but it was a different format like it was a weekend tournament. Yeah and there've been a lot of format changes and then I think after two thousand they did away with it for like six seven years and they only brought it back again in two thousand seven. Oh Man I've I've thanks to both. The Champions Cup was around throughout that time. It was a little bit. I you know I. It was a weekend tournament. It was like five days. It was eight teams. It was a single bracket you rolled through. Dc One there's in DC la one there is in La. So I give them all the credit in the world because they did beat good competition in both is not the same as it is now So okay it's it's good to acknowledge in this era though every tournament is the same because it's one by League Max. Every single tournament has been won by three teams have made eleven finals. Of course Seven others in the semi-finals so that's okay I guess but that's still about a fourth of semi-finalist. Really if you do the math s Casey was there a year ago and they got worked. Tend to buy Monterey. We're going to revisit finalists of years past as this show. Rolls Along Rail Salt Lake in. Twenty Eleven Moss. Four I think that was like when hashtags yeah that was the beginning of hashtags mantra impact in two thousand fifteen epic epic run by them. Always Frank Lopez just thrusting mental image. That I try to beat out of my brain and Pachuca. Of course that was that game and then we'll talk about Toronto. Fc In two thousand eighteen. Let's start here. Ccoo is niche. We know that I love it. I think you guys love it arguably it's logical that we all love it to the degree that we do because it is just heartbreak year over year over year over year. So Dave what makes this special? Why should people get fever? Why should people care because there are a number of people out there that say no not for me? So there's coaches and players even multiple questions being asked wise it special because soccer's global sport and one of the cool things about soccer is when you bring a bunch of people together who are different and you have that shared bond but you get to watch things happening in different places and to watch a team that you go you know to Harrison New Jersey to watch weekly go down to Honduras. Get off the plane. Go into this other environment to learn about those fans to learn about the fields and the stadiums and the history and to watch the game being played in different ways. That is why it special. And that's why we love it because it's insane because the world isn't saying that's a fact. Why do does it matter? Why do we have fever because we spend so much time talking? About where molasses. Where does this leak stand? What does this mean what is the signing of League Max Players? What is GIOVINCO coming at? This point of his career mean what is coming and as soccer fans all of us soccer fans we watch sport around the world and MLS sits in a weird place. It's newer it's changing in ways. That other leagues aren't changing at speeds. Other leagues aren't aren't happening and the one thing sports is about. It's about putting two teams on a field and winning the game and looking at the scoreboard and this is the one opportunity for those conversations. Which are all hypothetical to become real? Which is MLS is better because they're doing better in an international competition against foreign teams. I think for all of us. We grew up watching a lot of league. Max being around a lot of legal expert that is what American soccer really is. And so it's personal because we go to a restaurant and watch league. Max on Saturday and then they tell us Melissa's and good and then we can come back Wednesday and watch. Tse beat that same team. And that's really exciting for us. So it's the one chance really to have that barometer where we don't have to talk hypotheticals where this guy was at this stage in. His career did this in France but then he came here. So if you you know transformative property not the right word was so. That's one of the reasons transit transit. So it's special. I think for that viewing purpose white matters to us so much because of what it can prove. Transformative is what. Mls wants this to be. They want to get the win. They WANNA club World Cup. They WANNA have the bragging rights the ability to look down to Mexico and say you don't have Jimmy on this region anymore. We are here. We are powerful. We are rising. I think the progress point was a really good one because this league right now is all about that. And we oftentimes. They're trying to put our finger on exactly what that means and how far they've gone and what the sort of angle of improvement is. This is an opportunity to do that. Players Perspective Charlie. You haven't played in this. We did the research just before this. You Got Hollow. Your team got screwed. Man that Emma's Cup finalist team. Yeah it doesn't feel good Nah we. We should've played in that. Come how do you feel about this tournament? How did the people that you talk to your peers? When this is coming up what are they saying? Will YOU WANNA win? It's only good if you win. That's the whole thing is going to a club. World Cup that is a tremendous experience to play against the champions. Potentially Champions League winner The best team in in South America. That's what you want as a player to to play against the very best and put yourself test yourself against you know quality competition and potentially maybe it's a launching pad for you because if you if you produce and you you accelerate playing against that competition. Guess what the next time. The summer transfer window comes around. You're gone so it's a it's opportunity for players to really show what they're what they're capable of and and hopefully if if their dream is to play in Europe. That's that's the place where you show you. Can you can do it. There might be a launching pad now to be honest or the action either way like. Yeah stop you think. That's not where you think you know they didn't. They have scattered them with Tijuana and tournament. Like this and a lot of these players I think Lido Tim. Benjamin Chan Co mentioned in Zella on signing like he's performed well against them less teams so we know what his level Rodolfo Pizarro like Rodolfo. Pizarro was kind of underwhelming in league play the past couple seasons but he was amazing in Champions League and just ripped teams apar- in fantastic with Mexico. Yeah so so you see you see these guys in different environments it it gives you a good baseline to sort of understand and the other thing is I mean playing in Mexico like you're probably going to be playing it like seven thousand feet. It's it takes a lot of getting used to and it's really really valuable experience for just looking at it from like a US national team or Canadian national team perspective. It is a really really valuable experience for these guys to do that. With their clubs before and another another thing that I think is very beneficial as the drastic change in style of play when you're playing the league teams compared to your typical week to week in. Mls It's very different in the sense of players know what it means the value of possession. It's it's very important to teams where they keep the ball. They WANNA make you tired and when you do lose the ball as as an mls team you finally realize. Wow this is what international soccer is all about is keeping the ball why I touch and why awareness is so important because if you do lose it against top competition it takes a long time for you to get the ball back and when you do get it back. You're exhausted. Tell me the love affair for you matt. Is it a love affair? Is it a? Is it a hit your relations the that one? How many calls the two of I two of US written in combination that are basically not this year out. Ccf Easy you haven't even noticed. I've Kinda tapped out of those. Toby not as I do love it because if we want to to have one of the very best leagues in the world we have to have the best league in our region first and so far we don't now there has been real progress made over the last five years especially since the. I have the numbers actually since the introduction of Tam in two thousand sixteen really when they it was more than just one hundred thousand dollars Mls teams are eight seven and three plus three goal differential against all league AMEX sides except for the ones in Monterey but like the ones in Monterey to eight in Oh within minus sixteen goal differential because the amount of money and the amount of talent that T- grass in Riyadh does have put into those teams is just staggering. They are basically the League version of Chelsea and Man City where they were not big clubs by any stretch but then they got ownership. That was committed to it at a different financial level than anything they had seen before. But the rest of League Amex. It's been basically an even playing field. Which is a sign of like real progress but now we just had an off season which I want to say sixteen different. Mls teams set their own club record for transfer fees. And we've seen what the new CBA means in terms of increasing spending and we've seen players coming through academies who are playing at a high level Mls seems better set. These teams seem better set to compete That said I feel a lot more confident. If Walker Zimmerman hadn't just been traded miles. Robinson didn't just get her if Montreal looked like they were anything close to a full squad right now if NYC AFC hadn't lost their head coach and sport. Like there's all there's a bunch of different caveats here so I am. I am ready for yet another month of abuse from the CONCACAF Champions League. Because that's what it's been exactly. Anybody MISS THE GROUP STAGE. That's gone now. I do. Actually the group stage in case you just got on this thing was basically it was like three teams and you go four games and you had to win the group to get through and you would go to arrive. Unido you go to municipal you go to the Tekla. You would go to all these Walter Ferretti. I mean just yeah I mean Centrale Tiv San Francisco all these teams Joe Hub. Like Bay Western connection baby no longer western connection curve ball. What W connection. Just W which. I pretty sure it took me up until like a few months ago doesn't stand for West That was just an assumption that epic. I always not everyone literally every single person that I saw that appear. I'm pretty sure in games broadcast. They call them West Connection. Yeah they're owned by. The Williams family connection expired. That someday who we be connection you guys WanNa go anybody WANNA go. I've new least favorite team it turns. Aw Aw take off your sweater Charlie. Take off man whipping around your head. Frank Clo- style. I'm not going to throw you out of this podcast but frank definitely got chucked out after this by Cameron Porter. I still this still legendary in the group. This is still something we talk about. Every single year can't reporter actually came and worked at. Mls intern within our product department That's a big change. This was Pachuca in the quarterfinals of the fourteen fifteen tournament. I'll say they would beat in the semis and they would go to face America and the final and of course they would fall short but they think they drew one one. Has I was there? It was epic the crowd shocked because Montreal took an early lead and just like super quiet and of course they gotta go back and then the final at startling you wouldn't you know what it's like to plant that's been the stance. I stood on the sidelines for a while. We'll get you there. Can I can give you a little bit. A little taste of the LINEUPS second game. God Ten Chara Alvarado Darwin King. Tarot started for club. America's Sir a rebate that as well or Ebay did as well at Hassan Kamara. Start for for Montreal. No Nigel Coker actually started. He did Donnie. Toya started back in that game. D- Do Marco. Donna DOE was built. Donna del view as the starting center. Hoard Dhamma d'oro who yes Sir Jack theme off the Bat. Yeah under Merrill was on. I think he scored early and the place went crazy in America. Just fuck you start the second. Half was Dario Penatta. Yeah they just stepped on. Who was the goalkeeper? Moi's Munoz who rumors Moi's Muna's talk mad trash ahead of this. Basically the much in deserve to be in the same stadium as America and then Jonah. Moyo at Azteca. He doubled down in Montreal. And then after the game was like what I sell you were. That's the that's the Peo- Ho Move Peo- wall now piano comes in super positive. Everytime plan seem now he didn't with Toronto? It's a great league it's growing and then after the game we didn't lose this is B. S. It was refereeing and he's like so angry. There's some politics going on from everybody involved publicly in this. Let's talk now before we get the journal. Who gives a scouting report on all the League sides? All the Central American sides teams are about the faces. Here the bracket you can go. Check it out. IMAS DOT COM CONCACAF has it you know wikipedia. However you prefer to do this what is what is your take on the bracket right. Now do what do you think? Who has the easiest path? Who's got a tough just in case people don't know impact have Saprissa sounders have Olympia. New York City have sent Carlos L. AFC Leone and Atlanta have MOTAGUA AMERICA'S WAITING FOR ATLANTA T. Grace are waiting for New York City and then the sounders and cruise. Zule is kind of. Yeah it's kind of hanging around. Maybe made it a wrong assumption. There cruisers always waiting for L. Afc is if they can get by Leeann right easily everybody. Everybody kind of feels that this is set a best for the sounders and they have returned most of their front six they. They added a DP sort of deep lying midfielder They had to change a bunch of their defense. I think they would have liked it more KHIMKI. He had come back. But it's not like they haven't made some good signings. They should be Olympia in that first game and then Montreal or Supreme In that second game and it is That feels like a coin. Flip to me. Is Montreal Suprema? Fifty fifty or Suprema favor favorites gel was such a wreck in the second half of the season. I don't think they've scored a goal yet in preseason a apparently they just got dominated last night by they got dominated. The last week by by Nashville Montreal's in a in a tough spot. Gary Anri is in a tough spot so that half of the bracket with Seattle if they past Olympia and then whether it's Saprissa or Montreal. They interrupt Real Quick Saprissa by veteran team. A lot of guys who've played in before a lot have played four. Mls teams Marvin and Google as well former gold is there. I was GONNA say former Minnesota and Montreal. Or He's on the gym have my God. What Jason's Gorgeous Blonde Llosa's on this team as well so a lot of veterans A Lotta guys who know this competition obviously also probably the hardest away atmosphere outside of Mexico in the region. So that's part of going into it. And then the other point Goo good rundown Saprissa your regular John Arnold The other point is that with the way it's set up. Seattle wouldn't have to play a league AMEX team until April and at that point it would not aggressive who will presumably be in their playoff push and we know that t grice has traditionally found a way to shoot themselves in the foot when it comes to this tournament they they have gone out they have been. They were the best team in in the entire region. The basically the entire past decade and they didn't win this tournament is single time like just one calamity after another when they were on the verge of it so I would say by. It's best for the Seattle sounders As far as worst Straw. Who has to feel like ooh? That's not going to be great for us is it probably L. AFC so actually go. Elliot C are like they are drawn against the team. That's leading the Claus era right now. It's A it's a bad drought. Like it's it just and this is globally. They're not a glamour team by any stretch but they've been consistently good and they just have veterans every single spot like this is generally speaking not a play. Your kids type paternity. This is sounds like John. Arnold territory by the way. It's Johan Vanegas. Yeah here's ten goals in twenty two appearances this year. I don't know how I could not come with me on. This shamed that I couldn't hit that name. Yep All right. Let's talk to John. Arnold goal DOT COM. And if you want to learn about League Max if you WANNA learn about Central America if you want to know more about our region John Arnold is your Guy John. What's up man? How's it going? Hey Greg happened to be here happy for another year of C C election. Oh yes our resident expert. I want you to know that I personally chose you over Tom. Marshall if that makes you feel but tell the people out there how they can follow your work I'm on twitter at Arnold Comma. John fell out Comando H in John. And that's probably the best gateway to To all the things that I write and talk about Karma is Britain out in case. You didn't figure that out so don't try to hit the button run down. We were talking about Leone there at the top of the table right now in the last five games twelve points. It's still early but four wins and one loss is a good healthy goal differential. What is l? Afc have on their plate here. John well they've got a really good team. I think it's time to stop thinking about later on as sort of an auxiliary Mackie's team you know and put them where I think. They belong with the team that have been successful in the past several years. You know that Grandes idea of Medica Cheetahs Bouma and crews out sue being the four power teams. Look that's outdated the month. Rate teams are so powerful and so our teams like Laguna and lay on. You look at a guy like unhealthy may not you know left footed winger fling inverted can score can set things up. He's leading committees and goals right now with five You know I think when you look at a player like him. He's not Carlos Vela but he's the guy who can do a lot of the things that can do so I I think. Llc has certainly not a carbon copy of themselves in front of them but it seems that is dangerous attacking and I think better defending than they've been in a long time. No not drawing teams in the past have been sort of honestly boring to me But this team. He's sort of taken the reins off a little bit. They're more fun with men With Luis Montanez with his Mina Sosa. And even though my CEO's went back to us you know it's almost as a fine kind of fill in at number nine so it's a team with a decent defensive core really dangerous Attack several players. That can hurt you and it's going to be you know a huge challenges. I think we knew it would be when we saw that. Somebody's going to have to take on loan in the very first route. Yeah John we saw with L. AFC. They were so dominant through so much of last year but then Seattle just countered them to death out of the cup playoffs. Does that sort of play into liens strengths. As a team will be willing to sit back and absorb and then hit on the break. Yeah I definitely think it's something that you know. I'm probably looking at the speed. That that guy like MENA has on the wing That's Sosa has you know it's something where I definitely not. Necessarily their style of play one hundred percent of the time. But I've seen him do before I've seen him spring forward and have that taste And that transition I think transition is a big key for them. They've gotten a lot better when they've been able to actually win the ball in in the in the midfield which is something they weren't able to do there in the first kind of iterations of this embry seem so That was kind of a missing piece and now that that's been added. I think it could be quite dangerous. dangerous team when get out and and When the ball has a quick transition and hit on the counter whose favourite in this you think is it is it just lay own straight up. Because they're in season informed top of the table or is there an argument for Elliot? See Her I don't know I mean you'd have to Vegas on that one. Honestly who's the favorite I give lay on the edge because yeah look we every year? We say hey. Is this going to be the year that I must seem ones this tournament? And every year. It's not right and until that starts to change and change consistently. I think we still have to almost automatically give the edge studio. Mickey seem especially when it's a team informed like lioness there sitting at the top of the table. They finished second in the regular season last time around. They weren't that far off from from making a run making the final maybe even lifting another trophy And this is a team that wants to win it right. We talk about the desire of Bama lessees that that that your audience in all of us are watching to win solicitous Tokyo for the first time but Leone has never won this trophy either would be their first international triumph. And I think that's something so remember that that you know. Mls teams aren't the only ones who kind of can set this out of a cold. Do it for the first time and make history. It would be significant for as well so I. I think they're the favorite but I'm super excited about the series and I certainly would say l. Afc has every chance But I give a little bit of an edge Saprissa we know they have titles in the past none of this format but this is a traditional power and they might be better this year than they have been in a while currently top of the Costa Rican League. They've got the impact. Which for them. I think you have to think as a pretty good draw in the round of sixteen. What's his team? Look like. What are their ambitions. Who SHOULD WE BE CIRCLING on the team? She well I think the guy you have to circle as Mankato VALDA. He's only seventeen years old but he has. I think nine or ten goals since Last since the summer basically he got kind of one that starting role again only seventeen Kind of fiery guy. He got red-carded and the classical on day for I think it was pretty harsh but sort of maybe. A reputation precedes him play. He's the kind of guy who obviously you mentioned. Looks like suppresses a bit stronger this year than they have been in past years and part of that is they haven't sort of been Rated might be a strong word but you know the cabinets not bear and right now there are players you could see. Mls team coming in for here. In the next few years I wouldn't be surprised to see him almost. Skip the stuff and go straight through a team like A. PS or. I think the cast was room and scouting him as well. So Super talented player. A Guy that I think. Us fans are going to get used to being frustrated by But there's also kind of old friends for some blonde. Ios Is actually having a really nice tournament so far. I thought he was really good in that classical. Someday YOU'LL GAS. It's very dangerous playing against Former friends former team and You know if she watches tournament you remember him and making ability. He's thirty three. I don't think he's ever GonNa Leave Costa Rica again unfortunately But just a a fun player to watch the CRAFTSY Shifty and even a guy like David used to play for the Dallas Is is one of the sort of affirm players in the in the supreme back line. You know he's having a better year as well. So there's a Lotta guys kind of familiar names and faces and guys for not going to be intimidated by playing. Mls opposition. Because I've done it before in the past so I I do think this is one of the stronger supreme groups that we've seen in the last maybe five years and I definitely think that they could be a factor and look you know. It's it's significant that you know it's it's going to be unreas- I kind of challenge. It's in a very difficult place to play against a team. That's I think pretty together and kind of knows what they want do whereas for Montreal. I'm not so sure that's going to be the case in this sort of transitional so I do think it's one where I I'm I'm on upset alert a bit And I do think it's strong Saprissa team definitely kind of better cast wouldn't be upset if they won this thing especially because leg one is at home though. I mean the Supreme Court to supreme should be the favorite in this given the upheaval with Montreal. And the way their season went last year I think so no I. I definitely do that. I mean I know I I feel like it's the tournament where it's one of those. No it's a seven ten game but it's a trendy upset pick and everybody knows that it's definitely GonNa beat that seven seats but at the same time you know. We still are talking about a disparity between the amount of money that even you know the power even the power Costa Rica can spend versus what MLS teams are now spending. And and you know that's only gonNA keep kind of changing and growing in the future. I think that disparity but yeah for right. Now you look at this when you say man. This could be surprised an opportunity certainly for the Costa Rican giants got into the Purple Monster for his first game does teary on Ri. We'll see what happens there. I I just want you to tell if you don't mind the San Carlos story in my CFC's opponent. This is an incredible story. Basically Auto Berea rolled up to his hometown by a it man. I tell the story John. Tom Avocado salary rolled up to his hometown. Is he decided he was gonNA to end his career anew? Encloses it's not They're one of the sort of newbies in in Costa Rican. Football ended up scoring thirteen goals last tournament And led the League so it leads them to the title retires. Sort OF ANGRILY. I would say not angrily. I don't know it was a very sort of emotional retirement. Does everything really low. That's fair that's fair. I think all of us who fans who watched him molest can kind of picture the facial expression that he's saying no member in the zone. Yeah I'm done you know. I love football but I'm out thirty three days later. That a press conference where he resigns for a full year and and he's back and you know literally the leading score last year in Costa Rica. Here's the thing guys. The other retired. But I don't know if we're going to see Sabato in these games because last night last night this is kind of an EC- our exclusive last night. He made his first start of the year and was done by minutes. Who had some sort of injury? I'm trying to find out more information. Nobody's really reported the severity or even where the injury is but It was his first start of the year. He's kind of working back from some problems and comes out minute to so to me. That doesn't look great. They got another game this weekend against air and they're not going very well on Carlos they've had a lot of draws or they probably should have gotten wins Definitely not you know when you talk about a team. He informed Like like oppressor or like some of the other Central American teams. That will talk about or lay on. This is not that. They're sort of struggling. And you're adamant fact that I'm sure this will sound familiar to their opponents fans of their opponents but they gotta play in two different stadiums sort of a rival statement about two hours drive south because their stadium only holds about five thousand people. It's not up to standard for cap so match with NYC AFC. It's sort of the UH the vagabond They're right sort of travelers classic. I guess if you WANNA call it that but but yeah I don't I don't love send callsas chance for an upset hopes. Our real can play because I think coming and playing and representing this side NCO was a big motivating factor for him putting the Pencil paper and suiting up again and trying to push a age thirty seven and the really great tournament he had last season. It'd be a shame. If memory of him is sort of limping off and not being able to play maybe in this tournament so hopefully his health is good. Maybe it was precautionary but again when you make your first started out in the second minute. It's not super promise. Not a great sign. That's incredible one. The injury news didn't know that I didn't even know he was back. I thought he retired and was like no not GonNa Happen. The other part of the story was that he originally came back to Saprissa. He had beef with in Kirkman wrong here John. He had beef with the board he retired then and then came back to the second division with San Carlos got them promoted and then they wanNA title in their first half season in the story. It's incredible it's really really cool. Motagua Atlanta is opponent. What do you think man? What are they got the strong team? This team that you know is kind of right there in that I guess second year of comcast is in. I think the runner up CONCACAF Vegan. The only two times it's existed They're rolling along their leading in the Honduran League. They're kind of logjam at the top of the Honduran leaned right now. I think it'll be interesting to watch kind of roll out but They've got this Guy Robot Samora Heroic Lion Player who was an Argentine second division for a long time They brought him in. I think two seasons ago. He's been heating up lately. He's got five goals in his last three games Nine or ten if you take it back to December So he's really kind of the man to shut down. This is a team that that definitely has some. You Know Classic Honduran elements. I would say the defense is stout. They're not gonNA give you anything easily And then they've got more top who who can stretch teams can make things a little bit difficult so You know this is a kind of what we've come to expect from a Motagua from a hundred champion I think it's kind of going to be sort of a traditional look But but kind of what? The added wrinkle maybe of actually having a Ford Ingrate Forum which not all hundred seems able to claim in the past couple of times that. Mls Face Amancio. Let's stay in Honduras Olympia facing off against Seattle the rivals in the first round. Yeah give us a little give a little. Run down there yeah. They're not as informed as more follow but they're right there off the top. I think they're five. Maybe four or five points off. They're coming off a couple of big wins so they're starting to get into a little rhythm as well. Maybe even more than Massawa team with with I think a solid defensive base Got A hundred International Johnson. Baas who's left sided centreback really quality player. One of those guys. I wouldn't be surprised at all the C. N. MLS and the next year to I think he really has a chance in this tournament facing some of the forwards that the sounders have to really make a mark We'll obviously see who wins those battles. Those are the kind of player. That's the kind of flare. I guess when I look at Olympia I see as potentially standing out. I. I'm not as keen on an upset here. Just because you know we talk about sort of cycles of some of these teams are in you know so precepts seems seems up but for me. Olympia is a bit down a couple players move around and shift around and try their luck and other places and and Despite the fact that I think they do have some some very strong base pieces. I guess in defense. I'm not so sure that they can They have what it takes to get past the sound just so Not Saying overlooking obviously and course there's some history there but I think this is in Olympia team. That maybe needs another year to to kind of be back in the challenge. Mls teams phase. Let's talk then a little bit about the teams that are probably the favorites in the team. That games that are looming teams. You get out of the round of sixteen you know. You're going to have to be America to grace cruisers. Maybe away. I mean let's start. Let's start talking about Tieger. It's because his great a decade is they had and we just talked about this on the show a little bit. They find a way to always fall short in this competition. And does it feel a little bit? Like this is a reboot season for them. Because it doesn't John it doesn't look like there is a stacked as they have been in the past. No I agree I. I would say though with the kind of typical this season. They're like just chilling. I think they got wins. The draw two losses. It just just smoked chief. Us three no entrepreneurs and yeah it's on the board. You think. Okay maybe he's going to start to get back and rhythm you know the thing to the big question that I think for me always moves over this tournament for us. Is the board. Says WE WANNA win this? This is our top priority. We want international trophies and the fans you know when you talk to fans they say man. It'd be really great if we could over Monterey or or crews who whoever and win this trophy for the first time in represent CONCACAF World Cup and then you ask to Catherine in the press. Which Tournament are you prioritizing? Looking for you know most managers give you kind of diplomatic answer. You know. We're GONNA play for both or all but you know every tournaments important but you know to cause supllies. It's like I want to win the league. Okay man so like your bosses are telling you. Hey Do this other thing and you're just like telling them openly now we're not that interested so the question is is the best team that's GONNA show up. This is still a team that that has crazy depth when you compare it to the rest of caffeine even the rest of the Americas right. This is a team where like bringing young communist bringing in Lindsay off the bench. They're bringing Eduardo. Vargas off the now. Samuels these guys will be starting anywhere else in in the region and yet For some reason Buca doesn't necessarily see the point of bringing those guys and Kinda letting them you know in some ways that Lindsey. It was his last year and he did fine and he scored goals and then Jeanette Kinda came in a little too late In the process. If you ask me but but it. It's either team where I still see the same for me. The question of the biggest questions for you are the one that I'm mentioning. Are they going to try? And secondly what's the defense can do because Carlos I'll say they'll have a lot of questions about him playing in big games you know. I think he's up for. I think he still has the potential to be one of the best defenders Mexico produces and be in Qatar and being that that North American World Cup but There's been some issues for sure and then the other guys are just getting older. So that's my biggest question is are they going to try and how how can their defense sort of withstand some of these attacking pieces that MLS and other Mexican rivals have brought him? All right CLINICA Cruz other rivals there to await for them in the later rounds. This is John. Arnold Arnold Khamchan Comma. You spell it out. Go check him out. He is the resident expert on all things. League L. Tree Central America Caribbean. We didn't even hit you with the port more united but next time we will John. Thank you for your time. Man can't wait to talk again. Come up against the Jews in stoppage time to try not. Fcc THIS TO KEEP Toronto Sees Champions League dream alive op steps. That counts once again from the penalty spot. Toronto F say Oh. The heartbreak is still remember what this night felt like. I'm I'm pretty sure I was alone at my house watching this game. Current wife now current only one third. And she's just like why are you so sad? Why are you like what's going on out there? Toronto IN PENALTIES AFTER THE RUN after t mobile con after after getting to the best that league Max offer chief US kind of mediocre achieve US kind mediocre. Yes yes Chinese. Yes wins this final? I mean David you were there for most of you were there. There was in the stadium. It was one of the best atmosphere's like this is what it's like in Mexico when you when you're like a part of it they had like you picture Argentine Games where it's like the banners that come down all three sections and you look over and they're in the Cheetah's supporter section. And you're like. Oh No one's moving then you realize the whole sections moving in one unit and you can't really tell and it was just like bumbling noise and then the lineup comes out and it turns out that they traveled to Mexico with Eric. Wasn't even healthy and you're like this is going to be a trainwreck. This Assisi Al. This is what happens. Then they went out there on the field. They outplayed them every step of the way they just they didn't have the legs coming from back. Tobacco molest Cups Getting through club. America getting through to put all their energy and they just didn't have that half inch more victims. Vasquez was coming off. An injury. Couldn't really play Josie right. No Vasquez was as well and didn't play. The full game. Josie got hurt right in. That game went off. Michael Bradley obviously missed a penalty kick and then to watch the reporters have because I didn't have a computer out the beer that comes flying into the rest as they score and win and penalty kicks and everyone's like oh no like grabbing their laptops to try and cover it and it's just like beer pouring down like okay. Well I guess I'm Sierra again. And then there was a fire outside the stadium that we had to avoid. That was as close as it's ever been much chance ourselves. We're actually very close. And we'll reminisce on that again. But that was sort of the team that was built to get over that Hump Workshops and Vasquez and Michael and the back in Mavinga. Michael Played Defense in that game because they had for that moment it over the done they had beaten to better t s too much. Better teams to get there and remember. Cheetahs had just gotten thrashed by the rebels. The rebels should've gone through. They shot them. Something like twenty one to to In that second leg rebels made one mistake. That entire series Tyler Adams played a pass underneath which is like the one pass. You can't play against man-marking and Sheva scored on the break. And that was all they had and the rebels had chance after chance after chance and it was like one more perfect example of this team being one attacking short for five years there one attacking p short. Everybody thought after that game. Toronto's got this year Toronto's got this Toronto's better than the Red Bulls they they have those attacking pieces and then that chance falls at the end themselves thought they had the chance falls to Marquis. Delgado ten yards out twelve yards out. Maybe and he just skies it so I also go back to because we mentioned earlier in the show or Adolfo Pissarro scores on a free kick in the first leg that it's a floated ball it. Yeah and Bono comes out and walks senate in the land. The Far Post and I was actually sitting right where he took that free kick from and he puts it in and just like watching the path of the ball that was in Toronto and they scored. And it's just like that moment happens and you're like Oh. Toronto IS GONNA walk on that. Like they're still gonNA come through. They have these taxes they believe and as that game went along was like the moment where it was like. This is just something that happens. This Chievo steam believes they should win this game and they have no business into this thing. You cannot give up a wiggles in this tournament especially these legal. Seems because when you have to go back home the bad news for US teams is they cannot win in Mexico. We know this five wins. Thirty four losses eight draws going back to the modern era of CAF Champions League there are I believe. Let's count here one. Two three four five six seven eight eight years where you can get a single win in Mexico. That's more than total wins in Mexico years where they just got wiped now at horry three losses or three wins in the last two years though so again that is a data point. That is changing All Time at home seems against League Amax Opposition. Seventeen nineteen twelve so better more wins still not five hundred all-time twenty to fifty three twenty. It's it's pretty ugly history. We know that it's time to change that. We hope that this is the year. Let's talk to a guy who experienced in this tournament on both sides of the coin that a Seattle sounders assistant coach Gonzalo. Pineda played for a long time and league. Max cheever US cruiser Zoll Puma some other spots and of course with the sounders and then he has forty four caps real tree as well so yeah. He's got a resume and he knows what this thing is about. Gonzalo welcomed extra time and I was thinking. Let's just start with the big question why do MLS teams struggle? You've been in this tournament with Cruz. Azul you've been with the sounders. What is it about League Max in this matchup apart from the obvious the money that makes it so difficult for us to get over the Hump? All I'm saying is is Factor I think Bought me one of the main factors in my opinion his calendar. He's even though we stuck onto this air bird Feels really on these These kind of the needle of the rest of the part of the same so I'm saying that he's challenged families to compete against each that are we didn't As part of the Sil- deciding conference with more films yet. And then you know we go Lisa in Mexican. He's Walmart the are very each second-phase say that that's one of the season ladies assignment. He's changing I say that is changing for for More more crises buttons and people. That stuff's kind of before that were in competing against all. Tell us a little bit about the value. Put into this competition from the League. Max Sides because we just talked about T- grass and how they WANNA win it took a Ferretti sometimes doesn't play his best lineups and you look at Leon who wants to have international success in the match ups against Monterrey and Antigua so how do those teams internally as a player and then as a group. How are they looking at this competition? Sunday that he's He's reward nowadays from nothing. My as you might say There was nothing there was a champion of the firmament and now you're going to be full of walkers and not only huge and stuck why nicotine what's more effort than before but I would say now more competition that now versus eight years ago or fifteen years all right now the older I would say that the Mexicans lose much more attention again so long so I can protect me competing off gongs and in regard and Gonzalo with all your experience. What advice are you giving your players? And are there any players on your team that the style of plane is competition competition? Better suits well. They're not the pile of area so very different not want him all of a sudden the most fitting aside. I've got before me more more people cece superbowl For me a lot of fun science And do you know about the times and by they have to what you have to get rid of all of that? And yes the extent strong or referees and stuff like that and and for for the environment in different places more more Challenging so all those things you go to the Mexican soil for we. Can I say that is yes? Jeez Jeez saying the same thing then. I think that we can compete nowadays enough. They say that most of the teams. How very very focused and now. He's getting better Betta Gonzales talk about the external pressures on the League Amex teams and I think we could go back to twenty eight eighteen when Toronto B. T. grass in the first leg your sounders be chief us in the first leg And then the Red Bull Smash Tijuana in the first leg in the front page of the the daily newspapers there. I think the headline was insulting and unacceptable and it felt like a real cultural moment where League Amex Fans Kinda started putting more pressure on their teams to take this more seriously and you got kind of a on the ground view because in the second leg against Chivas they. They came out ready for blood against you guys. Yeah I would say I hear. Don't games that you just mentioned that? The second experts up in Monterey some secret for a thorough though they atmosphere and goes to say he's just cranky about the factor no in DC calling for me. He sees at home and he knows that one of these these more important. She sat on that way. So I'm saying about making the sale. Far Very good against their library is growing every year and And he's only refine time before long. The players uses racial pack. This environment They're gonNA feel more important to say that that that experience he's doing for the future and in the Indian champions me that's another thing my senior. We'll let you get out of here was one more question. Gonzalo impact Atlanta NYC AFC L. FCC and then of course sanders. Who Do you think has the best chance outside of your guys to make a long run in this thing? It is hard to say Anyway she Have Floaty I thought law They you're facing this bird said against me on who has been say as if people Near on their natural Summed up she and and and I feel that that Sadler in he says they are a great team I think they from they have the best one and then phasing either very funny so I would say that one of the strongest out of the four and are blocked. They have a. I think he's Johnny Thunder Seattle starting with Olympia. You can watch that one on Thursday the twentieth. Nfs Two at ten PM Eastern Training Down in Mexico. The sounders right now getting ready to hopefully make a long run in this tournament Gonzalo. Good luck with everything. Thanks for joining us. Thank you thank you very much. We all felt we can win this. We really felt that it was gonna be Archer if he does oiseaux. Santana leads off. Brought the cold goal for Monterrey. The whole game where we let that. Goal Win. I thought we get one. I thought this to be. I'll be driving to the box sets it down just wide. Hit the crossbar hit. The Post balls cleared off the line. Distance just live by that time even right down to the last minute. We still had some great chances. I can remember them. Bene- pick one off the line going into another diamond sees fortunately You know we weren't able to put one in the back of the net and and They went onto the chance. Hashtag endless for ARA. So Humberto wasn't it wasn't about that rail Salt Lake in two thousand thirteen. We all remember this. How could you forget this victory? Goals man if you want to relive it. Endless insider at the time. My Guy Sky rebel traveled around with our south route. Kaka calf throughout their victories their growing sort of success all the way to the final got a great result in the first leg and the couldn't finish it at home. That's the same story for the impact. They were the first man. How do you remember this one? Which one are so. I was at an Irish pub in Boston and they had like. Nf I duNno NHL. Whatever was on TV and I went up to the Budweiser which was closed now. But IT'S IN BRIGHAM CIRCLE. It was called the crossing. Rip Man to. And I went up and I was like hey man. There's a huge game going on in Salt Lake City Bob Locks and he was like yeah puts it on all the. Tv's everyone starts doing. And I was like sit down. Mls for ourselves and then everyone got super into it and everyone was heartbroken together about it but I remember you know like on remaking a video video where a cup between all the stars and all that stuff and I just remember the whole league being behind what we talked about earlier when Fabio in his spindle broke everybody's hers her he hit the Woodwork twice and then missed a sitter at the end So that was a tough one because he felt like it was there for them and one hundred percent. Swear they gotta they gotTA grease straight titles. That was a three. They gotTa draw in Monterrey in the Zoya. Think from Havi. Mo- I WANNA say freekick goal. Yeah Yeah there was a label. Now I don't think so. I think it was in the box. Late-arriving way it was so they had the away goal and Swat was the best player in this region with that four five year. Run whatever it was and that was heartbreaking and brutal but it was fun to watch. Let's get into the nitty gritty here before we get our predictions which are destined to be heartbreaking. Just go through the teams who we think has the best chance of winning. This already gave much bill for the sound sounders. Let's start with the sounders. The just you know the reception in Mexico for Gonzalo was tough. We would drilled in on that but we had in that one a little earlier. How much do they care? How much should they care the Seattle sounders? What do you think sure I mean? I think they should care. I think they should go for this term and I. I do believe that they're they're looking at the brackets and they're saying this. We have the best chance out of all the teams were. We probably don't have to face you know. We don't have to Mexican team till the semifinals if we progressive. That's if Tigris Beats New York City F C so for me. I think it's it's a fantastic opportunity for Seattle to actually be the first team to get it done. So give me the big deal. Why will they get it done? What could they get it done? Why would they? Should it happen that way? Because they wouldn't have to play a league team until that's that's it that's literally it ourselves path to know why he just said that's literally a he's a gives me the big sal gave me half a sentence and then he's like literally edit it makes a big connection makes a big difference in the older go into you know you have to quality games home in a leg home and away legs and then you don't have to play Mexican team until your your team's inform. Yeah it makes a huge difference and especially because they do have a bunch of new faces on. Do you want interrupt me or should I remember listening faces on the back line? They have match winners and Redes- LADERA Jordan Morris They have defensive solidity moving Cristian Roldan to the right wing. It's not gonNa make them a more exciting team But it makes sense given that. They're at their best. I think when Kelvin Lear Dam is getting all the way forward and if robot don is you're right winger than you could just say. Go Ahead Kelvin. Your defensive cover on top of that. They have buying from the top down. Garth lager way has said. We're GONNA play the kids in the first half of the season because we really care about winning the Champions League on top of that and this is something that I think both Seattle and L. AFC and to a lesser extent. Atlanta are playing for if any of those three teams wins this tournament. They have a legitimate claim on the best. Mls team all time with Seattle. It would be we want to. Mls CUPS AND CC L. We went to three analyst cups over a four and a half year stretch. And we did it with enlarge part the same group at least the same approach and then they have beyond that. They have the the argument that they made last year. When we had our starting players when we had Jordan Morris Ladera radius when we had them available we were you know twenty one one in one or something like that with with l AFC. It's very obvious we had seventy two points. We only lost in the playoffs because we got hurt and now we won this as well where the best team with Atlanta it would be four trophies including two against Mexican teams in three years. That's a lot of incentive to to be the one who says it's not twenty eight or twenty seventeen Toronto. Fc It's actually us. He's the best team and we went out there and showed it by doing what. Toronto couldn't do see the doubt with Seattle Seattle. They have a ton of continuity on their team. But it's not at centerback and that's a spot that's killed. Mls teams against Liam maximes. It's a spot that killed Seattle against us. If you remember I think kinky. He made his debut in that game and he was one of the best defenders and MLS for the next two years. He looked like me in that game. Like it's an overwhelming experience. Now this game if they do play Mexican team will happen later in the year. Back to what you said. Then what had had it last time here. That's the a huge fear with them. Is that one Nicholas. Darrow is actually injured right now and then two would just be that they go in and it's probably Svensson at centerback quite honestly right now until we see how andrade fits in and our youngest playing four big game. But that's the big fear is just there are league Max teams that will what do a split their team. They'll sit deep with five and they'll push you know three high. And they believe that individually so. Let's take for example. Jim Gac in Valencia by themselves can take on the Seattle back line so they don't have to commit numbers into the attack. They can defend with numbers counter score. And then you're behind Abe all right Elliot. See how much should they care? Was that a sign that they don't care that much. I think people are over analyzing that move way way too much in the sense that you think Bob Bradley is GonNa Trade. Somebody away to to throw away a potential winning a tournament. No chance it's it it. They went through the analytics of the move that went through. I'm sure IT COMES DOWN TO BUSINESS. Numbers and potential. Maybe we don't know that someone's performing in preseason or somebody's playing wasn't there for most of what they had gone through so foreign blackmail so maybe they looked around and said actually we feel good. We're getting a tremendous offer. Ideal that you're not going to refuse for a player that we feel it's worth so they worth the trade daycare daycare. They look Bradley. Didn't come to this league. Like the average she came to this. That's not their French. That's not their organization. How would they make history? Can they make history? Make the case for them. They can when you have a talented players on the roster when you have Carlos Davila on that roster when. You're well coached an organized. Game winners have match winners. They have the they have the talent. The problem with this is your play club Leone off the Bat and like Gonzalo Gonzalo. Pineda told us it's not an opportune time for I'm less teams. You're you're coming straight into preseason all of a sudden you don't have that much time in some cases you're dealing with incorporating new systems new players. It's it's very tough to finally get your feet under under you and then play against a quality team in club Leone. Who are top. League? Mackie's it difficult. You beat them if you do you got to play cruisers or another tough opponent a team. That's organized they they. They have their style. They know their structure. It's it's a difficult opponent you get through them and you got club America or Atlanta. I mean it's it's a very. It's it's similar to what took Toronto. Fc Did right so timeline victims. But I would say I agree with you. One hundred percents not the draw you wanted but CFC played Tigrayan club America. I'd rather play this cruelty like any day of the week. They are the one hundred percent but they are the weakest League Max team so if they can get through lay on I think they have a pretty good shot at beating this cruel team. It's a team that has some injuries. It's a team that doesn't control the game as well as the other one I think l. Afc will be the better team against them which is rare to say for a lot of MS teams but yes they have to beat three. Maybe four league maximes which is impossible. They have the best player on the field. They also have continuity like they have a clear system that they're gonNA play mob rally believes in which I think. A lot of coaches get scared in these moments. Bob Won't and the other thing is there. Were turning most of their players. Zimmerman move hurts because of timing but back to your points. Everyone else is returning for this team right the other ten nine starters in this line on goalkeepers okay see the Dow come on grim reaper. It's a chipper of a of a schedule in we've been talking about. They are topped. The League. Right now. In Maine has been scoring for the past eighteen months. He's been ridiculous Montas their playmaker. They have guys like Jonathan Campbell. Who are so cocky Kathy and able to to win games with some of the dark arts. They're just a really good solid team and to go from that to cruise us all to America or Atlanta before you even like that's the bracket is just too tough and there's too much uncertainty uncertainty now with that back line like when when the Walker trade was made I thought okay either. They're going to announce immediately a center back to replace him or they really are just that high interest in black men and they have a right back coming in and like nothing has happened and it looks like they're going to go into this series by the way we're taping this a full like four day Thursday so it who knows but even so you're going to have somebody into the lineup. Her new is is brand new against the highest scoring team in league. Amex right now and if you get past them then you have this critical whom I actually disagree with. I think I've watched crews will think twice now in the class. Sarah their fallen in Santa human as their eighteen year. Old center forward. He's got two or three goals at this point he's in he's dangerous and it just is just one thing after another after another. It's men if they win this then. There's no way epic they are. They are the best team animals. Can I go back to the first question? Which is how much does this matter. I agree with Charlie that Bob Bradley teams always the field believing they're going to win wanting to win everything matters but no team and MLS would sell their starting centerback two weeks before MLS Cup unless there is a phenomenal. I disagree though. And and what I'm saying is is that logic because it means everything to them. Yeah coming out of. If Eliot was in the position they were last year and it was the last week of August and the European transfer was causing. They got a million dollar offer Walker Zimmerman. They don't think they sell their because they're gonNA win. Mls Cup and that's still matters more to these teams. And I would agree. That Elliott is going to do everything in their power that they can now to win this but the real thing was screw this future. This is the plan. This is how we're set up. We WanNA win. Cc L. This year then you keep him on the roster until this yeah it kind of felt like did an opportunity given what they did in the regular season last year to say Moss Cup. We know we can kind of like split prioritize. Here we'll focus on. I just gotTa make the playoffs. Seven teams get in and then we know we have the best team in the league. We'll do something close to the work. We're going to talk about in a second that Atlanta has data all right. What's your New Orleans now? How much does it matter to Atlanta? Clearly it doesn't. There's no way you can get around that. There's no way with the business that they've done the way they've done it that this is the most important thing to this team because otherwise most of the sales you're going to do and most of the work you're GonNa do actually makes more sense. In the summer from a worldwide market they sold L. GP to Mexico which makes sense right now but if Frank de Boer said to them. I can win CC L. But you have to give me my players. What if that's process behind the Castro the maze on her back? Castro's coming in Todd Walks Castro's coming in the week before the Competition Starts Rosetto. I can't even play in the first against it is have no it. This isn't the most important thing to them. And that's fine. They've been super successful as a team. They already be club America last year. You can do whatever you want. But the way their business has operated and I think we say this probably about every. Mls team which I think has been a little disheartening is just. This isn't priority number. I agree you lose. Nagy you lose gristle you lose L. GP and there hasn't been enough reinforcements Stephen Warrant that the shot at chasing CC L. Let alone you know trying to re you go for them. Lescot okay right now. That's that's a pessimistic. Sorry I'm here for the downtown. They've replaced all those guys told me about how they could win it why they might win. I mean the same way that they beaten club America. Last year they went out there with the biggest and most successful team in North American soccer history and they beat them now granted. That was a one off at home but you get through this tournament by keeping close on the road and then winning your home games and by the way Atlanta last year even as ragged as they were beat Monterey at home and in that road game they were fine for eighty minutes and they just had a breakdown which is a complete mental breakdown at the end this team. They have more know how they have in Frank de Boer a coach who has won stuff at a high level before and he has his players. Granted you won't ever settle for the first round but you gotTa get past. I think he can play at home. Okay just can't go he can't go to Dogwood so you you're going to get past them. Then you're going to have club America in the second round. You're ready for club America then in the third round you're GonNa have either crews as well L. AFC Orlando do you think Atlanta United? Feel like they can't beat any of those three teams. Do you think it's going to go the same way that it didn't compete against America? No I think club America. We'll be. We'll be favorites. But I'm making the case for Atlanta. I was just asking if you offered America Fence Barco PD. And Joseph for America's attacking corps. They would do that. Trade in a second in a second you have Joseph Martinez. You always have a chance to win. See the they'll just irony. I see your point about what happened against Monterrey. Last year goes back to the fact that when they go into that game they are not a team when things fall apart when you get tired at altitude after seventy minutes you have nothing to fall back on because you all just met. You don't have shared experiences. You don't have ideas of okay plan. Abmc's isn't working. But where Animals Cup champion. We can go to D. because those people aren't those players and they have no relationship and they've not worked together besides and then you go in pressure situations. They have in a preseason down in Mexico. Which is that was a great idea to go down and play in. Guadalajara. And and get that experience. But that's one of the things it's always killed or less teams because of the timing of this competition as we've discussed but as you see more money I it's disheartening to me that this doesn't matter more by saying you know what we actually can cover this player for now and we'll deal the summer and then trying peak as we go into the playoffs and that's not the mindset and that's one of the reasons these teams fall apart okay. Nyc of Carlos or they go to the places Carlos's plan they go to Costa Rica. Then the comeback player rebel arena. You know all about their vagabond status by now. How much does this team care when you think they basically stood pat care about anything? Yeah Pat and they made a couple of Nice little moves but they have a stacked attack to be hard to get minutes for all these players. We've got a solid backline. Midfield is good team. Five point building a team. That could be the team. That's like Oh wait. They made a run here because yeah they could. They could basically get Seattle or or Montreal. Supremo you'd think don't want to Discount Olympia here but in the quarterfinals and then it would be in the semis. But Are you? Excuse me grace in the corner starring Weiss EMC. I made it easier for you. Then so the the the rosy picture for NY CFC's. They brought back their top thirteen players. From last year. They're only obvious. Weakness was no left-back and backup for. Tarita. An got the Icelandic singer Guy So they they. They are too deep just about everywhere. They're in trouble with Maxima. Morales is hurt but like every every minute. Mls is in trouble if their best players are they like Carlos in that first in that first match up in the round of sixteen and we just heard from John. About how San Carlos is not great right now. They have T- grass in the in the four finals if they pass out Carlos and if advances we know took a you know he doesn't really care all that much about seasick matter in the end that might not matter in the end and then at that point there in the semi's against most likely either Seattle Saprissa or Montreal and NYC AFC not going to be concerned. You're intimidated at all about any of those teams over two legs seed the doubt she last. They last issues that they've never done it. So the the issue is they had one of the best teams that MLS. They changed coaches and it went downhill fast. And that is the issue with this is you. Don't have domain to rent to run this team. You don't have what he's installed refreshing because we had just dumped on domain. Sure everybody who takes us? Seventy point team turns into a sixty five point team deserves respect but it goes back to the idea. It's his team. It's his blueprint if it's there that's his DNA. He's the one who has all the different ideas of how he wants to change things and the guys have worked under. This team has a great chance at this because of the continuity doyle talked about their one of the deepest teams and they brought everyone back. They don't because the guy who led what they did and built this whole thing isn't there and let's not go that far. I mean He. He took over Patrick Vieira. Let's not even rebuilding like who Patrick Vieira Bra. But it goes to the point of. They had a great team. They got a new coach. It went to S. They have a great team. They have a new coupe. So how what's the process now? If doesn't continue with domain terrence doing are they ready in March to play? That would be my main warm up game in San Carlos which which which will go a long way and they'll feel very comfortable in the home and they have the leadership. I love Alexander Ring. I can't stress enough of what a player like him does for a team is building to cover ground organize Get the ball his feet. Get The ball to maximum morales and let that attack run free. They have a lot of players for rotation. So you don't have to worry about stressing bear or custody Janos or Metropolis or to Jewish rowdy. They have so many players that can hurt you in a variety of different ways. That's why this team is is primed for a run in the tournament if they can get by Tigray and that's the big if if they do that then all of a sudden we're talking about NY CFC. Real real strong chance of winning this term. Yeah I think there quietly the team that everybody should pay attention to now and also. There's the Karma thing because nothing would be more metro than watch an NYC make a deep sea l. Run maybe even win the thing at Red Bull. I think by that time. They'd be back at Yankee Stadium. I mean if you start winning games at red bull arena just taking over like you have zero games. Red Bull Arena. That's the way this thing works last team and then we'll get our predictions much will impact is going to be. I think a rude awakening for Terry Anri. Do you think they care about this tournament. They have in the past shutout. Edison Branko shout out the legends in two thousand fifteen. This is a club that has prioritized this. Can they afford to prioritize it right now? I don't think any of what you're asking matters. Because reality sets in with them like they need to get their club on the right track going forward. They'd love to win this but what is like what is carrying about. It mean. They're going to try and win the Games but they need to be somewhere in the end of two thousand twenty in the beginning of two thousand twenty one that they're not right now. I'd let Kochav Asian. I'd like this matchup a lot more. They had done every single time. You see a lineup. I like this morning. I think they're under too much. Change to really make a run when you're when you're implementing new tactics and philosophies and tyrian res GotTa figure out who you know where certain players are gonNA play. Where's the the most beneficial place for you know some of the Gaza squad so I think for me Montreal is GonNa take you know a couple of months before they finally get going and go in to a Seattle matchup deep encounter? Like if that's not the way he wants his team to play. Is he going to do that? Four months four weeks into his tenure just to win that one game. I don't think so because that will hurt the progress that he wants to create. I can't wait for the moment. He's in the Purple Monster pre-game bouncing the ceiling shaking and he's just like home. I guess this is my first for the impact. Cool cool probably get jacked up by Give me the case. The positive side for the impact. I think we've been a little bit. Negative here is there. Is there a good positive case to make Bo Jon? Allen in quo had a nice season last guy tighter. Obviously don't know come on. John can't put him in the same sentence. Much better Bojan. That's Pretty Fremont three games. And he has not the part of MLS PLAYER. He has struggled. They've struggled in the positive. Oh sorry I Dunno men. Rock weird stuff happens in calf. That's why fifteen team can make Ya. Weird stuff happens. Okay all right. Here's the prediction time. We'll get outta here really good. That needs to get back from Albania. Let's exactly exactly these games. Start on Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday all visits for teams Atlanta to Motagua L. Afc play in Leone Montreal against Saprissa in my see against San Carlos and Seattle Olympia. Let's go big picture. I don't care about the first round care about those matchups. Is this the year. Is this the year that MLS finally does what we've been waiting for them to do? Is this the year that we get to stop doing every single show right now everything? It's not this year not this year. Almost no didn't happen league. Max Still on top. Is this the? Your language is killing me. That's that's the way it should feel because I'm trying to think about should be buried right now. He should be bereft. There's nothing left me that I think doyle made the point on like two or three of the positives like there's a lot of continuity on three of these teams between Seattle L. A. F. C. N. N. And that's one of the things that's MLS has struggled with his new team trying to get together going into this competition. If Kim Ki he was still on Seattle in domain to rent was with NYC AFC. And feel a lot better than I do right now. So I'M GONNA I'm GonNa say yes always say yes so yeah. I'm going to say yes but no. I don't actually fix. Yeah Okay I think next year is next year I think. Certainly but you know. It's an annual tradition David at this year. I mean your competition to see the data and there's no way this is going to win this thing. They never win it. They won't do it this year. Seattle don't have their back line right. I think L. L. AFC. Get Past Club Leone. I think they do it all right. I'm here for that. I think they do it if they get past club. Leone okay I like everybody else. GonNa go positive on that note are there. Everybody just GonNa know wait till next year. Exactly why expose yourself why? Just get take the Gut Punch now. Everybody we're not winning this thing that way in a couple of months when we do win we this is i. I can't sit at this table and not say that. I love this tournament and I love the heartbreak. That's part of it. It's part of the experience of believing in something that you shouldn't believe in in you know like projecting the impossible and saying yes. This will happen and then just taking your medicine when time comes anything's possible responsible with that we are out of here. Thanks for listening Western Conference preview. Monday predictions show the next Thursday before the season starts. Were almost there. Everybody enjoy the soccer.

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Ep 2.76: Spursiness + LAFC's Ante Razov discusses CCL & Club Amrica insanity

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Ep 2.76: Spursiness + LAFC's Ante Razov discusses CCL & Club Amrica insanity

"All boys and girls welcome back sam's army episode two point seventy six going on here. We lead off with an interview with antero off of elliott has come up in a minute and we got the weekend roundup. Power rankings midweek preview. You know all the good stuff here but first let me bring in my podcasting harder for today. Making his long awaited much anticipated return. We got larry nance junior back on the program. Larry how are you doing today. I'm doing good. All my brain cells are intact Yeah i'm i'm i'm here. Last pled to be back. Missed you man. I missed you. Hey we i miss you miss. You think all listeners missed you. it's great to have you back one question though. So do you have anything to say. This is not coming from me but from the haters. The haters of saying that you know. It seems mighty convenient that you concussion. Problems popped up as chelsea started the suck and now that your brain seems to like just bounce back as soon as chelsea got their shift together engineering anything to say to the hater. I'll i'll have to say if that were the case. Wouldn't you have a concussion today. That's true that's true my head and my and would mike. I mean basically be in a coma he might be. We don't mikey we don't have you right now. So you don't know what's going on with him. We don't have air in this week as meaning you go mano a mano but yeah actually freely really is your head okay. Like you got the concussion. You'd like any sort of effects from that. No i'm good honestly. i got hit the jaw. That was the hardest part like eating. You just couldn't solids for a few days but other than that. i'm amara. I'm back to practice and it'll be good to go by game one when you re hitting somebody's girl that's exactly what it was as exactly what it was. I yeah Smart with his girlfriend he took it out and game. That happens that happens. He added common. I earned it for now before we get to the rest of the episode when we do the weekend roundup and all the other. Good stuff that's coming. Let's i'm going to throw it to interview. So i just spoke with antero off who is a longtime. Mls legend and now he's assistant coaching on bob. Bradley's staff at elliot. See so we we're gonna talk about the absolutely bonkers concha. Caf champions league game on saturday against club america so that you know anti was involved with this little due to do between The head coach miguel herrera. We talk about the game. We talk about the due to do we talk about all the other antics that was going on. We'll just throw it to Guys welcome back. I am here with a very special guest. I'm here with onta- roz off of the well. I l afc is who you're with now. Your coach i think of you personally as the chicago fire. Legend scored a million goals. Obviously over the over the course of a number of years with chicago. You've got a number of years. Anybody who's been following. Mls for the last twenty five years not to date you. Sorry but like anybody who's been following the league for for twenty five years at this point knows you. Well you know scalfaro legend. You've been with a handful of other teams. The hot mess. That was chief us. Usa for a minute But number one. Thank you onto for joining the program. Today how you doing good sam. Thanks for having me on. Hey my pleasure. My pleasure You a thorny punches yet. i appreciate that. We'll get to that a minute though I actually have a dream of getting you. And mike mcgee on this program. Because i know you guys go way back. I know you guys got a lot of stories. I would just sort of get out of the way and let you guys tell some of those hopefully in the future the i'll make that happen but for now. Let's let's concentrate on the matter at hand. Which is the success of l. afc And the the fun. Let's say controversy. That was the game. Last night against club america So you know. We'll get into the some of the pugilist in the various controversy. That happened but i you know L. afc at somebody like me looking at l. Afc from the other side is the country But also just you know as an outsider. You know. I think you have this high flying club. You always gotta watch out for them then probably gonna win the league every single year. This year was a little different. Obviously you know everything that could go wrong. It feels like went wrong Mostly from injuries. It seems like you're looking back at the two thousand twenty season. What stands out to you from from this crazy year. Listen we all You know understand. Twenty twenty has turned. Everyone's world upside down so everything that could possibly come with that We were actually when the season started in a phenomenal position We were supposed to play crews zule in the first leg. Night that everything shut down We just come off the victory against leon which was obviously the first step in what what we hope is a historic path So we were actually flying. I would say at that. Point lockdown shutdowns kobe We were able to scrap together. Some trainings for the bubble We did a as good a job as we could prepare the team. Down there Obviously carlos for family reasons as well He and myself when the same position we had a Kids born this year In september october and so we. We didn't participate in orlando at the team. Went down there with the with the an eye on a on winning something and so get your down the mvp or but a we still play some good football but there's been a lot of ups and downs trying to keep people engaged Anxiety stress that comes with. Yes something that we've never seen And you know coming out of the bubble Back we were able to get started to get some trainings however we we were just kind of like faced with injuries. Different things you know Retire guys retiring the amande leaving the team These aren't people that we've replaced. The year. did not allow for replacing players that were actual players that we've on to perform You know and then we had Seven kobe cases in the in the in the team So marietta up things that could have happened. That have kind of come together. culminating in the loss to seattle where we weren't able to play the way we wanted to play And that's not an excuse. Were beaten by the better team on the day. Sure But it's always tough few if you're down for probably starters gotten to a place like that and try to get victory And then Since then we've been able to heal in train and In the relative quite our own little facility and get prepared for this tournament been a quiet preparation knowing that this is going to be a huge huge task at hand We are very confident. They'll going into it that we have the capability of doing this. The county champions league so you guys coming off a season where you know. Obviously you guys probably had hopes of winning it. You probably do every season with the talent. You guys have. There obviously fell short against seattle. He didn't have much later in the playoff game. As you mentioned now the excuse. But i mean let's be serious. That's a pretty big pretty big reason for it Since then you said you got in healthy players back What would your confidence level heading into the concacaf champions league which you know historically has not been a of a venue where. Mls has done all that well to be honest. Ironically my personal opinion is that we are actually better suited in some ways built to win this tournament than we are. Mls cup mls seasons a total different animal. Mls playoffs is a complete standalone on its own international competition in the in the concacaf region. I feel that we match up very well. With the way we played football and so We take in two three three steps. Now there's one more to go and so we're really excited to come and just laid all out on tuesday go for. Yeah okay so you guys are now in the concacaf champions league final In that is on tuesday as you said to get their to get the her you had to beat A few teams. So now you. Let's talk about this this game last night. against clue america. So was there any Bad blood between the teams coming into this or was it just like well now. We're up against america. It's just a mexican team. Obviously they're a good team. They've got tons of talent tons of history Or was there. It was more to it. between you two. I can't imagine how we've never come into contact with them. We've never played them. We are only three years in existence. We played leone have had a very good series had a very good professional series with them played crews zule the other night out a good game very professional hard-fought problem This one from the start. Though once kicked off there was a sense of early on that there were going to be the shenanigans that come with which which is actually sat in and surprising that because they are what they claim to be the giants of of north america the biggest club on. So i think it kind of caught us. We knew we knew it goes on and cauca caps but we don't expect it from a an alleged giant like that it was It quickly delved into the the other side of the game that we don't particularly care for sure sir. I mean it's it just felt like such a complicated thing. It was so crazy. I mean like as a fan watching it on tv. I was like what the hell is going on in this game You know there was red cards. There was just completely ridiculous. Flops in you know That lay leading red cards for what stands out to you about the game from the start. You mentioned sort of. Maybe that felt a little different going in. Sort of walk us through how The highs and the lows of the game itself you know we. We felt very confident. Loan in the game We had very good. Start to the game You know the. I think the first time they crossed midfield they'd get a corner kick and scored which was You know maybe an error on our part and some of our markings in justice to the ball and then once the goal was scored. That's when we really notice that even you know ten minutes of the game the game is trying to be destroyed into something else because either they've felt our football and we're were just afraid I can honestly say that because we were flying right through them and You know a lot of times. These things to send in time-wasting Every time there's a foul they're to yell at the ref to get our guys sent off Yet either again. The the the sad side of the game frustrating. So go get good. Yeah so we get told you know. We're pushing the game in the first half that getting nothing zero. Don't even come close to scoring and then we have the incident where at to us he's filed in the box. It's penalty kick. It's a clear penalty kick. Obviously not bar is part of the discussion. I'm sure on social media about this tournament. can you have that. Has historically had problems with officiating. Put it mildly. Yeah and so. He's taken down so he's down. The play goes the other way. It's clear when you watch the goalkeeper waits until the play goes the other way so the officials turned and now he comes and stands over our guy. I'm sure he's not asking for his address for christie's car why don't we even grabbed him by the back of the hair. That seems to be their thing pulling her more ended our guy pops up and this guy who was not touched it looks like he got shot with a fifty caliber rifle and all of a sudden the officials. They look up because there guys are running over there and everyone's running over there and then they decide to give our guy red card because the goalkeeper has asked for now. He's gone through. Concussion protocol literally checkmark concussion. And so you're you're looking at this and thinking. How can this possibly happen. Twenty twenty and they know the sideline antics Jus- just how game where we are playing football. We are playing with intensity. We are pushing the game and they're only response is to go to these kind of tactics. So yes then we get to the halftime you know somebody unfortunate parts of the halftime where now are benches upset. Discussions being had their players talkin shit. Everyone's talking shit And then we get to a moment where somehow all sudden harare. He's got his arms around me and he's telling me all now we're playing good football and i'm thinking myself fuck you just came from. But he's hugging me on my arm around him now mike. Hey do you're not playing football. You think what you're gonna keep your did playing football. I go touching people in the back of the head and then really quickly. His demeanor changed. And then that's when he kind of grabbed me by the back of the year and start pulling my hair. I just said Don't fucking touch me in. Yeah he poked me In the face twice. Until i was able to get some separation. Put my arm out and then That was kind of the ended and he guys what your separate ways in there. We gotta get the halftime this. This is so stupid like this is what they want this is. Everyone agreed. the circus atmosphere and whatnot And so i had no idea where he was. I could care less. We're getting into the tunnel. We did have some things. Discuss guy sent off. So we have to tactically discuss how we're going to change because you've gotta make a change But our confidence never waned in the locker room. These guys were fired up and they were ready to go and man down or not. We were gonna come out go after now hit Ferrara ended up getting thrown out Of the game. Did you guys know that he was essentially coaching from the stands with a walkie talkie. I mean it's hard not to use it right by the bench in the beginning And so were you can clearly hear him and see him. Coaching again with the organizational committee. he's not allowed to be there and so you're asking them to remove him he says no and it continues on and then eventually again they move them upstairs and he's on a walkie talkie which is again completely legal So again you're trying to take. We try to take this very serious tournament for us. This is the a chance to go play club. World championship is You could ask for more on our sport right. And it's turning into a complete circuits but our guys had a resolve. Carlos led led the guys in a way That were so so proud of him and he came mountain. He had a little chip on his shoulder and he said you know this isn't going to happen today. he did. He did take over the game in the second. Half scored two goals in about ninety seconds. And then pretty much you know that was that for a obviously they put the pressure on for a little while there but they never obviously number one past you and then blessing got The the one that sealed near the end was there any discussions post game between the two teams are now you know. It's you never know how that stuff is going to go but it was. It was quite quite. I don't think they have much to say You know you you you you wanna make cake and then it gets splattered all over your face at the end so sure. They're going to have their issues with the mexican press when they get home. I'm sure the people plenty of people talking about Probably their antics. Honestly you think of club. America and you think of And they built themselves like the biggest club in north america and it just seemed like you know it seemed like you guys really boss them around at that was i was not expecting it. I'll be honest was it was it. Did that sort of portion or that aspect of the game. Take you back or take take you by surprise at all or was that you know. We think we are aware that they are this group of team that they particular have is. It should be team games in mexico and some of the people we know down in mexico and some of the players carlos knows and you know we get information so we knew there was to be a chippiness. It's a semi-final Young jesse is there I don't think they like our intensity don't think they can handle it So when we play with this kind of intensity passion and our football we try to play good football we pass the ball And was a lot of pressure on the opponent in. I just don't think they can handle it and so they're only way was to descend into this clown. Show the the slow motion. There's a slow motion from the side. I don't know if you've seen this until she is going everywhere. Now i think kirk maybe is where i i saw it But it's when he gets up. Joe it falls back like he got shot in the face. By by fifty gauges said is just so crazy. I was ready to jump through to the television screen. Throw baby with him. I was so mad. I don't know how you guys you know guys dealt with his wolves. You did to be honest. Yeah i mean it's The the emotions of the game and you see now that the people that are supposed to be in charge in running the game are not not capable of dealing with the chaos that is being. Put out there And that's that's the most mind numbing thing but we try to tell our guys to be above it in to keep playing. Just keep playing. keep playing In and that's very difficult because emotions come into it and our guys did a fantastic job at the end of it. I think it was a big step for our players in our club. In terms of you know we've lost some semifinals And really kind of needed to go through this. Baptism of yeah People can you in football. You tip your hat to them on the day. But when i try to do it in a way that's kind of outside of everything that we're about That tried to go outside the rules and band and to see in blatantly. Just cheap overcome that. I think we were able to really kind of like our young players. Become men out there. I'm sure you guys took a big step forward as club and everything. Hopefully the league you know honestly As well it was it was you know i mean i would never call myself in l. Afc fan but when you when you get in a a a continental competition like this you know mls fans pretty much usually anyway. Get behind the team great. It was great. It was it was really sort of pleasing the mls team go against the globe. Clove erica in play the way you guys did keep your heads and shove it in their face in the end. That was like the crowning moment for the for the mls in certain sense. Even though it's just a semi-final there's more. Let's when you get when you see. I'm not a big social media person but you know guys talking there's tweets there's posts like our rivals in less intense rivals some could even be from carson california posting Things of a positive nature like men. We what we were watching. We're so glad you guys want on things. Then you know. It's like some poetic justice as happened here for her for sir This is going to be out of left field. But i was. I was sort of seen some rumors about like carlos vela to light club. America going around was that was there any discussion about that. All on your side before the game. Complete out of nowhere. Yeah it's national enquirer so well. Ninety nine percent of rumors tries to reduce our executive throw shit at the wall before a game. Think that something like no contract. I can promise you are loves. What's going on elliott c And so I think he's quite content. And i think his Emphasis last night showed that Did you see brab bob. Bradley smile smile by the way during that game. Yes four time in thirty years. I was gonna ask you how many times you've got to see him smile. I think that's the first. I've ever seen him smile in helderman years. I've been following him. The what about off the field. You get a smile here there every now and again or is he just you know. He's bob's bob. A wonderful coach Has fantastic ideas. He's intense to very very high level of accountability But yet when we get on when we're not in training the games and were having talks at the dinner table yet. There's some funny stuff he's can be actually kind of funny. I know might be hard to believe but he can. He can kind of let loose a little bit. I believe it or not a little bit. I've never seen it. I would love to have a couple of drinks with them and see see whereas my is mind. Just seems like he's so intense and if you look at him he just looked so intense. That i'd probably be scared of him initially but like maybe a couple of drinks in probably be a little bit a little bit. It's once you start talking to him and engaging with him and yeah you know listen. He's a football manager so The intensity is there but it can be quite quite funny in and jovial. Be around okay. Last question for ano- you got training and everything. I've kept long enough but t grace on tuesday What is the Nobody nobody from tigray will be listening. You can tell us the game plan if you had like. What's the what's the game plan here. well i mean i'm sure strands now we we don't deviate from how we try to play So we we're gonna try to play in our football way Try to attack fast. We're gonna try to uptempo the game These are some things that mexican teams don't like to play at a high speed And so dealing with our intensity in our ability to push the game into a level of discomfort for them at pace consistently for ninety minutes They don't seem to Deal well however this is a team that is the dominant team in the last decade They have some very very good players and very dangerous players. Out there Yeah we expect a great final They play football And so. I don't think you'll see shenanigans out not the might and i think you'll just see a very good game played by teams trying to win a title one of the dangerous players. Do you get any special to shut him down That guy is a. He's a weapon. I got the chef. He's gonna put some ex lax. How nice that is there any other way. Is there any other way to shut. That guida is a top footballer. Yeah we're going to. We're going to defend the way we always do very aggressively Trying to close down their space limit their ability to a kick out passes. They wanna spread us out We wanna stay narrow So it's going to be a good tactical battle and see who can prevail in the it's about making plays in vinyl not making plays all the time and so who can make one more play on the day is gonna walk away with that trophy you guys got you guys got playmakers. There's nobody says more than you guys so as no one wants fan I'm i'm rooting for you. With of all my heart. I actually mean that i often say that. Actually meet at this time I really hope you guys bring home. Ontario's off can't thank you enough for for stopping by really would love to get back with with mikey Mcgee i know you guys. You guys could really light up the the podcasting on that one. Put it on like an hbo special exactly. We'll put a not safe for work. label on that one. But no can't thank thinking of Best look on tuesday and moving forward. Are i appreciate it. Take care so now. This is where we'll just jump back in. I obviously don't know what i'm doing here but it's pretty easy. It's all good wasn't Ocho involved in that. Yeah yeah yeah showing at west so that the on field antics and then right field antics. Auntie and miguel herrera. The coach got into it was just so crazy. Suits a real treat this ridiculous his hillary's. It's concha catholic just All right. I'll bring us back big thanks to anti for stopping by obviously good luck to l. Afc in the cocky champions league final against t- race on tuesday and actually the fallout from all the ridiculousness. That happen on saturday. It's still there's still follow coming. So miguel herrera. It was just announced an hour ago that he was fired like club america. I guess that's i guess that's what happens when you step to my guy. Auntie also not winning trophies all season that probably probably helped didn't help his cause either but it is what it is so go l. Afc go mls. That should be a great game on tuesday for now though. Let's let's get back to our bread and butter here and the primarily was due weekend roundup. Not that i really want to do this. Because it was a it was a page and for yours truly And we just got done watching watching chelsea not so painful for you we will get to. That was the painful stuff. Let's start with me. Take medicine here. So tottenham and lester tatham loss to leicester to zero in the what. I call the the marquee match up of the weekend. It certainly wasn't the most entertaining that obviously will go to united leaves. We'll get to that in a minute. But tana molester. I should have seen this coming. I know you on the program last week. Larry but basically i was way too confident in spurs. I was like i just think. I just think tom is like lester. And just better at everything. They're just like sorta the same team just a little bit better. I mean right there. I dug our grave. Yeah it was unfortunate. It was painful. It was written in stone at that point right there. It was anybody who actually put money on time after i said that. Listen that's new Yeah that sucks. I don't have anything really to say about them. So maybe i'll just keep my mouth shut. Unfortunately well i'll leave it at that for now. Did you have any. Do you want to start us off or do you want me to just sort of go in on on how bad we are. No i don't know. I gotta be honest with you being trying to be impartial. I look at that loss as a loss to a healthy wolves team with jimenez and has forest wiles. Recant shrug your shoulders. Like should happen. Yeah you know house worried about that. Like should happens. You know like that's going to happen. There wolves lesser. They're going to beat a city every year. They're gonna beat liverpool every lino just as what they do. That's what they're built around. So i if you lose to them again now. Now i worry but one loss lester like. There's worse losses. That could be had so. I'm not off the top of train. We'll get we'll get the power rankings soon enough but yeah i agree it was it felt like it. It looked like it was just too good teams playing against each other They're they're the kind of team where you do. Not want to concede i so. Basically the game was decided. You know at the stroke halftime Decided to do what surgery does Switched off his brain fouled. The guy on the court like six inches inside the box guy. headed towards the sideline nowhere near goal. Not a dangerous situation. There was nothing going on and he just oriented. Brain is it. It just makes me mad. It makes me so mad. I just just cloud right through right and it was so obvious it was. It was a penalty and a susan happened. I was like god damn it. That's the penalty. Somehow the ref was like the only person in the world that didn't see it brought it back and it was. It was legit var of. Are you decayed even though you're absolutely right on this one it just sucks because You don't want to concede to a team like lester They they basically. You're basically putting the lotion on your skin for them and like year than exactly where you want them. There your exactly where they want you to be in like a pit in their basement just sort of waiting in turn you into like a skin suit by hitting us counterattacks. And they did. They won They they scored three goals one of which was called off which real questionable. Vr decision on that one Yeah they ended up getting that first goal that really think ended up deciding the game spurs didn't show up canaan son neither of them up especially son and if they're not gonna show up like you know what's the point for tottenham one hundred percent if you don't get at least one came to send her son to kane goal you yes you guys are. Struggling son just looked tired. You know unfortunately veges. That just happens sometimes. Aggressive lesser They you know they are just a solid team. Spurs need to bring their a game. Going to beat a team like lester Bring their game. I at the end of the day. I just think this is another reason. Why matt dougherty needs to be in for surgery i got. I actually got into it with a lot of different spurs fans on twitter. After the game who rightly argued. That orients been better. This season listen. You know what you're getting with oray and he's gonna pull this. You know brain dead stuff from time to time. It's just you know that's happening. So i'm on the doctor train. I have been all seasons. I'd like to like to see him out there. let's move on because honestly at sucked was my fault. I said i was confident. In you know that's the first rule is being taught in van. You can't be confident. Ever camping often do lester. Let's move on those two than most entertaining game the drunks game the highest gain the most ridiculous game. Perhaps of the season in the premier league united manchester united leeds. United six two two to. I mean like this game was just it. Thank god it came. Right after the tottenham game. Because i was like you know just hating life everything and then finally in the mike instead of like actually going in drunk. I could just like get high on this game. Not breaking watching. That was a stomach being soccer high off it was. It was incredible. The first of all leads be also like must watch all the time like we have to watch them play. But that doesn't necessarily translate on the brimmer league level like you. You can give up a bunch of chances onto the championship level and leave open. They had their defense is so i'd open. They leave so many spaces because they just wanna go forward but man if you if you come against the good team that's actually doing things and the united was in this game you're going to get torn apart and that's what happened. Hey i'll tell you. What united with a game in hand you know so they win that game hand their second right now you know. They're they're very real since that loss Since the bat was it again six one since that they've been they've been wicked for him. I mean rash for woke up. Marschall woke up a little bit. I mean frigging scott mc tommy looked like he was. I'm nasty guy was a'must bruno's brunell. Everybody knows brito. Yes yes scotland tommasi they. They look good. I'm scared of them. Play anytime soon. mandate Are they had an instagram post on it. Yeah i post a few a few weeks ago. I believe maybe at the start of the season we like. United was at the Arsenal still at the bottom. Where they are but like it was like if you had to pick like if you had to pick one of these teams that's ended up with top or who to be united and then they lost six one dollars all right nick that looked like a bad pick but here we are in their second with a game like their fifth with a game in hand or whatever those absolutely right right decision cooking united in that one too talented. Do you think they're in the title race though is it so whose title race. Who do you like there right now. It's it's basically it seems like it's literally everybody else right and basically that's it especially coming off his seven zero the whoa vs us palestine. The question is is anybody going to be there with. Liverpool liverpool is gonna be there. I mean like liverpool is doing this without some of their best players liverpool liverpool there. It's just a question of will anybody be there with them. Come the spring. Don't know exc- pick for a few weeks there and that was a fun. Couple weeks when tottenham was for sure going to be in the title race was fun. It's gone now. it's not going i. I still think it's gonna be Liverpool i think adamant in the united in probably city will end up pushing him. I don't think maybe chelsea maybe chelsea. I don't think city will if i like i don't think city will if i had I i would still take chelsea over city at this point. They just don't like pit. Wait until i see a guerra back there. Finishing is awful so bad. It's terrible. I mean the debris has taken i want to say. He's taking like forty five shots on goal and has two goals this year and they're both penalties sterling better like a sous hasn't been anywhere near the net like yes just. They're not playing says who was scoring at a pretty decent clip for them. A thorough torres has yet to get going bernardo silva's pretty ineffective currently. I'm gonna throw fact a it's not fact but it's it's some stats from five. Thirty eight five. Three eight still says they still say. Manchester city is favourite to win the permanently. This year over liverpool. Yeah i just. I just threw fivethirtyeight under the bus a week or two ago when they had manchester city as the favourite to win the champions league and i think they still do still have manchester city as the favorites to win the primarily. This year which is is crazy i agree. I do think. I think they're going to figure something out. Like a guerra's gonna get healthy Katy b in sterling. All the guys you just mentioned right there like they can't keep all these like top class players can't keep not clicking like they are not quick. None of them right now. I can't i just can't imagine that continuing all season. I think they will climb up. Climb up in liverpool's rarified air. I don't know that's a that's a big ask from where they are a big ass. But yeah you know. We'll see the title race. That question is this team. We're going to be asking that all season like anytime united. Beat somebody six two or spurs lose to a team that we thought they should beat. The question is gonna come up like are they gonna stick around for sure you know. We'll see we shall see So you mentioned palace in liverpool jesus. What a drubbing. I mean you expect from palace. You saw there to turn on a been there done that too much to take an ass open like that right there too. Bland for that like you know three three zero two one like you know palaces one of the better. You know defense defenses decent. At least you know. But i mean to not start. Mosala go seven. Oh bring him on. Like the sixty like the seventy first minute and let him go and assist gogol like what's a recipe for palace your rate for whatever for. Oh and most coming off the bench. Just always your shala a pissed off most Probably too as well for sure like no we couldn't we couldn't stop you know Minnow let alone solid. And that's why i was seven. Seven zero happens. Unfortunately yesterday's that was impressive. I just say a short staff liverpool squad coming out. Seven zero on palace at bell's not the at palace not that home yield means as much as it has in the past and hopefully will in the future. But yeah that's just that's impressive. Just leave it at that. You mentioned cities incompetence for a goal city one though they did pull out the win one zero or southampton a good win win southampton's yes but it. They didn't answer any of the questions that we have which is no. They didn't related to goalscoring. Has we've heard down already and actually this chance after chance. Homies chances just like they played some good soccer. And you're like oh there's the city i remember and then they'll send you know seventeenth. She's like what what the hell final third it's weird like torres can't finish. I mean debrecen is still putting it on a platter in absolute platter. I mean i think good Yeah i think it was ill kyw mid week. These games are running together for may company in the mid week game like both good. Oh on and and Sterling missed headers from i mean point blank range declined luke denman literally black miss a couple i think if i remember voice point blank man. I truly believe i could've made those. You're your too tall like your. Your head is basically at like the bar. I feel like heading those things. It'd be tough. You gotta get it down to the down to really ought to go out to go work with. Peter crouch through. He he had a lot of header goals. So i guess it could. It could be done. Well listen. I don't know if you've got going in in january but maybe you know maybe they'll come calling although now i say that i just remembered Said just this week. They're not going to buy striker in january. Which is a good thing. I'm on a free transfer free free. I mean it's a free transfer. Although here's the thing is big chelsea fans you are if man said he came calling would you do. yes. I mean Look did did. Did frank lampard play for city true true. Yes he did. So i just you know i point loyalty. Loyalty is one thing you know loyalties one thing opportunity and cash flows another. Okay all right all right. We we see how far your loyalty stretches stretches right past the dollar mark right city. It'd better come calling on somebody this january. Although it sounds like maybe they won't we shall see Other games everton arsenal. I mean we've been talking about our stole out. I mean what is there to say. It was just like another lackluster effort. I actually what would struck me in. What made me more concerned about arsenal than perhaps i have been in. The past was arteta like pulling out a bunch of statistics in trying to use them to say that this team is like as bad as they've looked on the field which is absolutely not true. This team is bad. Like they are bad right now and they they really wanna be out there you know. He's using fifty eight percent. Possession stats in like thirteen to nine shot. Differential in favor of are over tend to say you know. We're not that bad but they're just not that good. That bad yet snuck good. But i i don't necessarily feel like wasting breath on our show. They're just good on you. Know good on everton good on dominant calvert lewin happy form but like are they're not even worth the breasts wasted speaking. It's unfortunately they. They need like an just hard reset. Like i don't know what happens. This is pretty much the same team. They had in the summer when they were dangerous. They were a good team and they added part part in like granted. He hasn't been playing but like that shouldn't be a difference like i don't know what happened. They just need a hard reset of like their mind of something like a serious shakeup in. I don't know tactics. They they need to do something or better yet just by like a legit you know playmaker in january that would that would help But yeah it's it's almost like not worth our talking about them at the moment for surgically no offense offense sultan's i'm terrible offense. They don't really want evenings events in total offense. I mean all offense taken. I'm that's i want you guys to. Just take off mike he does. He want to talk about arsenal right. Now it's just But yeah as you said credited to everton there to be getting back on the straight narrow a little bit so a weld unto them up in fourth at the moment regrets other games quickly. Burnley beat wolves interesting game. I think it's basically similar to arsenal in the sense. That like this team. Wolves talking about is just a different team without eminent hitters. In like it's almost like are they even talking about at the moment until they get jimenez back or have some sort of you know serious shakeup in the way. They're playing because they just they look just. I don't know what the word is. Used lackluster for arsenal. So i don't wanna use it again. Lackluster in this game. They do they look just kind kinda pedestrian just kind of like you know we're gonna come from when the answer is really nowhere fabio silva. He's probably too young to fill that spot right now. I like the i like. I like potent s- but you know you still you need. You need that guy and that guy and you don't have that guy but burnley they you know they got out of the gutter. Shouts shows the burly. Actually so this is like we've seen some serious signs a life from them lately they This is probably gonna come as his prize. They have the fifth most points over the last five games fifth most in the league. Eleven credit to them. It's it's equal with the city. I think the last five weeks so yeah credited firmly they you know. We've we've given them a lotta shit over the course of the season but Yeah you know that's not a it's not a bad result at all. Even wolves. Without jimenez i mean they. They have talent on that team so that fortunately he's talent. All portuguese still the missing the missing their mexican mexican main mexican man up top Actually shuttered arsenal. 'cause know while arsenal is dogging down in fifteenth place. The they match bring wolves down within the season. Thanks david luiz. Mr kamikaze bringing down a menace. Aso's how long so shout out to arsenal. Unfortunately i guess misery loves company there and last but not least because we can pretty much skip the. Let's say tepid one one draws between newcastle fulham and brighton sheffield united chelsea united chelsea chelsea in west ham. Three zero We just just finished watching it absolutely. Nothing surprising happened in this game. Which of itself is absolutely shocking first game involving chelsea and west ham. I feel like things strange. Things always happen when you guys klay completely like. This is exactly what i what i would have expected coming in. It was a yeah it was as whole home is as it could have gotten. I mean you know tammi. Coaching dole's Race called off sides team. Verner can't score. You know always always good politic back in the assist so it is what it is you know. Goodwin move on. I love it baby. Jesus is now officially announce threat which he can add that to his toolbox. Look out haters. It's going to be a rough decade or so in the world cup's here so yeah. France chelsea a home victory which is always nicer. Now begin. And i think that's pretty much it other than villa spanking west brom no-surprise there. Those very solid team. Westbound did not get a dead cat bounce from from firing village which is unfortunate. Now big sam has a big big mountain to climb his biggest ever. Probably in the all time series saved teams from relegation. This is probably gonna be a tough one. We'll see the should be interesting. It's always great to him back in the league. So something to look forward to for for west brom fans must be power rankings for we do the mid week preview power rankings. This so when. I put mine together. I was like god damn it. Am i really gonna be this boring. But i think i think mine are pretty boring You wanna go first. You want me to You go ahead. And i. Because i would have to imagine if you said boring. Were along the same lines. I'll start So the table. Right now the table goes liverpool. Leicester united everton. As the top. Four followed by chelsea tottenham my power rankings are liverpool united leicester everton so basically. I took the top four. I didn't intentionally do this by. I didn't look at the table and then make my list. I made the list and then looked at the table. It was like god damn it. That's really boring so liverpool united leicester everton. So i have one three two four as as my one one through. Four teams Now do you disagree with your liberal. Obviously there No whole liverpool. United is is a pretty locked one two. And then when you're gonna go three four right now instead of lu. I was going to say instead of leicester i was gonna put everton ahead of lesser. You know. i think. I think everton's ever since more impressive to me right now means that's especially fair because lester loss emerton not very long ago like a week or two ago so perhaps even perhaps even i screwed that up perhaps i should have lesser behind everton. But i just. I don't know i. I haven't been that impressed by everton's performances like they've been getting these winds you know beating arsenal Eating less lester is actually kind of a fine performance beating chelsea. It wasn't that impressed with but at the same time Reeled off these wins against teams like chelsea teams. Like lester I'm being too harsh everton's especially a team that i've been high all season. Why am i suddenly flip. Flopping on them. I guess i gotta flip flop by myself. I guess mine is the same as yours. Liberal united everton leicester perfect. Yeah that's that's where i'm at. I just You know flip flop ever since lesser than. We're good nia. Lester beating tattenham. I guess maybe i just gave them a little too much credit coming right off right off that win so liverpool everton less around the same page bottom. Just as boring for me. I've got. I've got the bottom three in order. I got sheffield united. The bottom west brom just ahead of them full of just ahead of them weekend. A yeah we talking about that. One right early burnham burleigh. Forget now i'll brighton. I guess you could maybe throw in the mix arsenal palace i just. I don't think so. I don't think any of those teams are really maybe arsenal. Maybe i mean if might you were here. Yes it depends. who's listening. Who's who's you. yes but all right. We're pretty much the same same page there in. It's rather boring but whatever that sometimes that happens you can only you can only call like it. so powering out. Let's go mid week preview so league cup or as we should be calling it the make believe cup quarterfinals upon us mid week We can keep this really short because to be honest. We don't know who's gonna be playing these games especially the top teams like city Tied him united Who knows how much squad rotation these coaches are going to are going to do for these games. Usually it's kind of a lot So who who knows the four matchups. Though i'll just throw him out there. So people know so. The four matchups are on tuesday. We got brentford hosting newcastle and arsenal hosting man city. On wednesday we have stoke city hosting tottenham in everton hosting man united of those four games. I think the biggest one for me is going to be arsenal. I think that they need to at least show something like if they come out and just have another language. You know a limp dick performance. Like i don't know the fans are fans are already ready. Listen ursula fans are ready to to Grab the pitchforks at the drop of a hat like that's just arsenal fans. So if that's how they're born born and bred if they come up with another olympic performance though. I don't know it'd be tough. I just think the pressure is on arsenal to to show something against city. There's no reason they shouldn't i mean they. They played city beat city in a cup tournament competition this summer. So there's there's no obvious explanation for for their Just terrible terrible form. At the moment we'll see Any of the other ones or that game anything. Stand out to you. I mean obviously like you said that those are the biggest names going at it. So that's what we'll be watching. I think i think city wins. This they just have if you just look at the talent they have. They aren't playing. It's you know. I mean they're not playing emrick. Report isn't playing so he's gonna play in a league cup like riyadh martinez isn't playing. So he's gonna play in a league cup. Like i bet you they use the league cup to get a guero few minutes like you know. It's they're going to have some talent out there that are just really even you know. Even if they had a full squad city would still have the best. Probably the best three or four players on the pitch. It gets ugly. You think ugly. I just think they think it's a is one of those where you're not looking at like got a chance. It's one of those. Where like damn city just you know. They scored they scored one or two in there. Just shown just too good. Okay her no. I think everything he said there makes a whole lot of sense. For some reason. I just third city arsenal. Make it through this. How like maybe on penalties after draw. I don't know. I just have a feeling i would love that. I i don't know where it's coming from other games the storyline evidently united. That should be fun. Game should be game united. Obviously coming off one of the most entertaining games of the season everton. It went healthy. Should be a very Fun team to play against. Who is going gonna play in that game so like we said at the top. Not sure who who's actually gonna play and if they're gonna use it to rest guys tattenham the big question. Can they do it on a rainy wednesday night stoke. We'll find out. I don't know. I'm a little nervous to be honest. I think joe's gonna sit a bunch of guys. I think the that we weren't built to plan wednesdays the season thursdays are are know night. Wednesdays makes me nervous so you see i. I feel like one of the one of the championship teams in these. Both both the championship teams are a real opponent so brentford and stoke city are in respectively fourth and seventh in the championship. So they're you know they're live opponents. I feel like we're going to get through. I don't know probably right. But you know i just don't see if they do it doesn't it won't be a big deal like honestly this league cup is some that. I don't pay a whole lot attention to because i don't think the big clubs really do either same same. I've i've made it kind of a point to try to not cover it very much but just because the same reason like if they're not gonna care then why should we care and i i also see it as a money grab know. Get rid of this. We'll talk about the the fixture crunch and all this stuff. I get rid of the league cup. We just solved a bunch of problems. Right there So we're we're religiously opposed to the competition but whatever the good games so you get nothing else going on. You should be watching them. I don't even know if they're on. Tv maybe they're not only spn plus irene who knows The only other thing champions league kaka gap champions league tuesday night l. Afc t grace should be a good game hopefully less ridiculousness who knows maybe more ridiculousness. Maybe that's what you hope for who knows But it should be a good game should be interesting hopefully. Mls will bring home our first catholic. Afc champions league Trophy that'd be pretty cool vertical so check out that that will be sure on tv and there we go. We'll have boxing day preview. Coming up later Larry is always great chann- with you thanks for coming on and L- always a pleasure. Appreciate you having me and You know whatever whatever You know my side gig basketball. Lets me. I'll come back to come back to my at night nine five. Here's right keep your brain you know. Keep those brain cells intact as many as possible. Oh do my best. So here we go Everybody else thank you for listening. We we back soon. Take care guys own bill.

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Claudio Reyna on Austin FC roster build, LAFC in CCL & MLS transfers galore

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Claudio Reyna on Austin FC roster build, LAFC in CCL & MLS transfers galore

"You're listening to entrance is driven by continental. You're feeling i feel a lot better. Bob extra telling me. See how i find out what's going on in the mls. Maybe this podcast is influenced me a little bit as well loss loss. Everybody up here. Every single day goes into the office into the laboratory to try to cook up some great stuff for you guys. That's why he's here. Welcome everybody extra-time driven by continental for the last time in twenty twenty. What year it's been. We started this year about five thousand years ago and we have made it to the end. I'm david goss joined by toil and car. No andrew we today as we are finally ending our coastal bias. Andrew reid is headed to kansas or missouri. I'm not sure the difference to move there permanently and he will be hosting the show from there on out. Which means you guys. We've got flyover country involved. This show officially represents all of america. Did you see the little kid who is doing the extra extra time. We be intro impression on twitter. We responded to. I was just it was awesome. I wash out to that kid if he's listening but it was also kind of scary in the sense that like. There's a whole army of minions from new york like oh man a lot of different range of emotions washing that when i go around the country when i used to a meet like everybody who loves mattdoyle just how many people we are team. That's another thing. I appreciate being impressed. Boxes where people are ripping mattdoyle and they don't even know him. They're doing a little peek into the real world view of what's going on. Do you think this will change our coverage. Do you think we will now be covering way more of like. It'd be very many minnesota focused and never talked about steams. Aj have gotten no love on the show right betcha this the amount of shows that we start at the wrong time because we messed up time zones. Gumby skyro- overtime. Yeah the over under their ten and a half. I'm taking the over by far on that. One but congratulations andrew. He was able to get out just before a blizzard. Dumbed down on new york and mia mattdoyle holding it down there. Of course kaelin car getting our west coast in so we're pretty spread out. I don't really have anyone else. Charlie's in boston but kaelin was actually spent a lot of the year in atlanta as well so we had the south covered. We don't really have anybody in texas. So i don't know maybe sitting on a road trip that far from texas. It's all fly over country right there. You go but anything west of the hudson. i don't even understand. i've never even heard of it. We've got a great final show of the year for you. Though we've got an interview coming up with cloudy arena as awesome. Fc starts to really be down the door and make a bunch of moves. A bunch of trades. The expansion draft chaplains on tuesday. Which you too. So expertly helped host. And we'll talk to him about all the moves they made including a big trade. That went down. A few minutes ago for alex ring from nyc afc cloudy arenas former club so ask them about all of that and see. Seattle is upon us at exploria stadium. Where else would it happened. I think it's the most easiest thing that could ever happen. We've got a bunch of free agency. Reentry draft rumors waivers everything going on And that's what we're really excited about. So let's get into. It summarized that extra time wasn't sent down to the bubble just to really be there and report from from transmit have played in the tournament did nyc tanka goalkeeper from orleans. Bench was real thin. It was mason. Statue are who who's i think the third string keeper for orlando was the backup for nyc afc Didn't boy he's got a feel. Pretty lucky didn't play in that game against the old school. Mls i've like. I guess played during the winter off season for chievo. Usa one of my proudest moments and Yeah we we Reserve league was like you know just grabbing dudes. Just it was awesome. I was the reserve was here so anri would play again. Because that's all. I've played half the positions It could be coming down the pipe next year will be probably not probably will be a lot more professional and a lot more organized something. We'll talk about in two thousand twenty one when we're all back but let's finish twenty twenty. I see sale disappointment. We all know it's coming. You sign up you log in. We had four. Mls teams going into this round three of which were playing second leg of a game that happened in february of nineteen seventy five and they were just closing on that series than l. Afc facing off against cruises. You'll in a one game match because they hadn't played their. I like to move into the semi-finals sort of started off with montreal. Beat olympia one zero. Which was not enough to get over the honduras and on during the first central american team in the semifinals. I think in five years in the first honduran team ever in this format of the first the first hundred team since i think two thousand nine a different format okay. Yes since they eliminated a group stage thing. Okay they renew. I think at the time that was can't be own as concacaf can't be own as cup and now it's easy. Maybe i'm wrong. You run by that So olympia will face off. Against tigris gooby nyc afc they came into that game nyc cfc trailing one zero on away goals and then as we said and why cfc. a little. Bit of a short team Some positive covid nineteen tests as well as some contract tracing meaning. Some players were forced to stay back in new york. They lose in that game then we had atlanta going into a game. They were already down three zero in and they dominated club. America like you knew they would. Jackson conway comes off the bench. Bangs a header into the corner celebrations galore and atlanta loses three one in the overall series and then we finally got to a game where we had a chance l. Afc facing off against cruise zule. We all know what happened. Crews zola few weeks ago and they'll aghia up the first leg yeah. I don't think everybody knows. Yeah i thought he talked about on the show up four zero in the first leg after against poom us and in the second like they lost four zero to be eliminated because tie goes to the higher seed in historic fashion and it's kind of been cruises tools 'em over the last thirty five forty to do things like that On this show last show doyle we said l. Afc has a chance to win this then. There's a massive gap then nyc afc in montreal and atlanta and that clearly was correct but from l. afc. They had a lot of they finally get it done laid on they win it to one. What did you see from them. And now. they're moving on club america. Do you still feel. They have a chance to win this. Yeah they do the way they they dominated tras will kind of surprised me And as you said they they miss them chances they coulda gone up three going into halftime up three one. It was rosie hitting the bar to be sure that was spectacular fingertip. Save from the the young crisanto goalkeeper. But like that's a chance that you would expect rossi to put away There was two other like big chances. One from mark. Anthony k in the first half Your kind of an open header on the set down set piece as well. It could have been very very different And i think that maybe not playing in over months lead to a lack of sharpness that allowed the that let that had l. Afc kind of allow crucial to stick around then in the second half it was like i kind of expect the criminal to come out and Play the way that they played throughout most of the aghia. And and you know the tail end of the league. Max season and They didn't they couldn't get on the ball the the l. Afc midfield was dominant back. Nine reduced their errors and then once the kid of poku got like the screamer of a goal from the court like so. It's two one now and you expect crucial to throw in the kitchen sink. And they had nothing they tried to but bringing latif blessing on and changing a couple of things up from bob. Bradley blessing was winning every ball and pressuring for players at once in central midfield that was monstrous performance and it was just at the end of the night there were there were zero question that l. Afc were the better team Which is always pleasant so nice to see An mls team do that against Illegal maxine but to be crucible team which was really good all year and also in the context of what l. Afc did to club laon to start the season of course layout just crowned mexican champions to have that series win to open it. And then this one off to get into the semi-finals no matter what happens against club america. It's a great achievement from la afc. But i don't think thinking of it like that. I think that they see a chance to get past club. America and make the cc l. File kayla when. I watched this. La c team. I know it's been a tough year. The first thing that comes to mind is. This team has more juice than i think. Any team in. Mls history in that they just create chances and they just keep doing it and doing it and they are moments where they've got almost too many runners in angles and you saw that over the course of last night as well but there's teams that go up against league mexicans that can't get into the final third at any point and it looked like maybe wasn't one hundred percent back but he's close and he's closer than he was five six weeks ago when he came back from injury and if he's there that seems to be the key for la of c. To try and get over a club. America and potentially egress or olympia in the final. Yeah i agree with toil. I think there was maybe a little bit lack of game match sharpness especially around goal but part of the reason. We really like dell. Emc see going into this. Is the ross rebuild the depths. I mean the the you know the the winning goal and then you look also at the depth to like to bring on. Latif blessing and rodriguez in the second half made made a big difference but yeah vela looked so much better to. And how often do we watch these matches against ccn and you say Know the top end talent. Seems like it's maybe on the other side will in this game when you have vela that completely changes it because he was the best player on the field even when you look at the way that The mexican players were looking at him. It's like they're trying to talk to or get close. Kinda give respect a little bit and they couldn't get close to him the way that he. This is why i thought in the playoffs. That game against the sounders just came a little bit too early for them and he just when he receives the ball and he's static. He's a different player. And what was happening was you saw him. Receiving the ball in motion Getting into areas and from there. It's it's really impossible. Because once he builds up a little bit of motion and movement and starts running. It's you know he just glides by guys It was it was pretty amazing to see him. fit and healthy and then the other big difference i would say the back line for l. Afc maria may. They looked really solid Didn't get you know they didn't really looked super threatened. Really they look very comfortable throughout the match. There was that one sort of shaky play from from year with the goal. They get called early on but other than that A couple set-pieces. It really looked like ceppi's maybe the only way that l. afc was gonna get hurt and for an l. afc team that hasn't looked secure. That's been sort of big a weak point throughout the season this year. that's let themselves down I thought that that was a really promising thing. Because you can have vela going forward and doing well. But you can't really trade off the same way and make up those same gaps that they could maybe throughout the season nc seattle as you go deeper deeper into the tournament so the fact that they were able to look strong on the back i thought was also huge positive so one interesting thing and gala mentioned the the debt for this l. afc team. Brian rodriguez who had tested positive for gordon. Nineteen spent time quarantining. Maybe not in that level of fitness. Now coming back for his first game He came off the bench. Latif blessing also came off the bench. Danny moussavi got the start at centerfold for this game. If wednesday's got the site central midfield doyle do think bob rally sticks with the same rosser. Because he got the performance he wanted an horta's latif come in and slide rosie in the middle on the wing or does he come in central midfield. There's a few options here for bob to move things around. What do you expect to see against america. I would imagine that if there's going to be one change it would be latif coming in from the start Define says a nice player and you can see you know why he is so highly rated in ecuador and He does some really good things but latif is Almost unique in terms of the the two way impact. He can have because he's like just as a defending mike that as a number ten is not something you see outside of like a a few very dogmatic teams like liverpool or rb leipzig So that but he's also very clever very good off the ball so he he opens the game up with his constant movement. And you when you have passers like mark. Anthony k edward s the carlos vela in there. They're going to be able to take advantage of that. So i just think he makes you even if he's only sixty sixty five minutes fit. I think you start him because he just makes you a more dynamic team right from the start lousy to control the game and as we saw it against cruz. Azul wants l. Afc start controlling the game. They just get stronger and stronger charter so i i would expect that one. I think mosque has gotta start Because poku while you know he was fun dr. He's a fun goal he otherwise really really struggled And any played half the time on the way yeah. I don't think he's really a a centre forward and then You know rodriguez didn't look fit to me Like he was he was okay but he didn't look like he had the same kind of burst. So i would be surprised if they were confident in his ability to go from the start. Especially if you're also starting latif who may be not immediate ninety minutes either now reminder no extra time in these games or a so it goes to. Pk's after ninety which gives you more flexibility to start a guy like latif because you don't have to then some amount and get through another sixty minutes. I want him play. I one worry is black men. What's his injury. status really. Got it through that one last night but you wonder how did he respond on. Not a lot of time to recover and so that one worries me. Because when we've seen how. Elliot c has to shuffle. Move pieces than does latif go back outside back again and they have to then shift things around in. It is It's not. He was really strong. And i think if they can get him back. That will be big. I agree latif comes in i Ideally and was ascii stays in the lineup. I thought he does a really good job of helping us set their pressure their line of their line of confrontation and latif changes the way they play overall it the the way. They're you could hear in the match specially with no no supporters there. Bob driving the team forward and how they shift move and push and drop and be compact and latifah's like a rocket ship like this seriously. The team to the next level is the way he's able to close close people down the waves able to break plays up. I mean even the little ones where you're up and his tackling a guy in the ball goes out for a throw-in i mean that does so much for the team just to catch your breath and to know that you have a guy that can do that and then it gives you on the other side of it as well so the i think he comes in for a test. Ideally but blackman is health. Might change the picture overall bear reminder that one of the weird parts of this is molest teams have had to put in whether or not they're going to pick up options on players and things like that already so bradley wright phillips not there could see absolutely breaking my heart like hit whatever number. He's asking for it to bradley phillips for this tournament. it would've been like daddy. Mustafa is a good player. He he's he's shown throughout the year that he can be clever and add value to a team when he surrounded by high level players but like bradley wright phillips in these games as like you're third option. Oh it's working if you go to a final though that he'll you would think about that right. Would you absolutely absolutely right. But i don't know what the like i think. Once you you set the roster ahead of this tournament should the raw. They can't like have the ship amid on a sunday afternoon. May bring applause in at the last minute. I have zero idea. What's happening with rosters in this competition. Twenty twenty minutes academy kids on the roster fairly of see as well. So we'll see what happens. Congratulations again to jackson conway. His debut with united as well as a goal against club america. Good young homegrown striker. Let me let me ask you this if i had offered you this before. This round of games. Where three of the four. Mls teams win. Only one advances though in pretty dominant fashion And then there's one crushing loss for you've taken that would you like. Did you consider this a kind of just got two days or mls team conceal. Yes i thought. Montreal was gonna get a second goal in that game. I felt like okay. We're gonna get two teams moving on and have shot from both sides of the semi finals. But i didn't think montreal had a realistic chance against egress. So therefore our best bet is having afc get to the final. And so i would take this eric. Lopez made his debut as well for atlanta. So that's something to be excited about with the whole roundabout way. He's ended up on that team last piece. We have to add in here. Entrepreneurs union scores unbelievable header against new york nyc. This should be the focus of our chicago that he went to run to the side and then was like no ran. Back to the goal leaned against the post allah teary on re for new york red bulls and apparently gene can on re had met in the hotel the day before to hang out and then she said in a quote afterwards about it while we were playing new york and i was trying to respect on re i would have celebrated in front of him in the next game but they had already lost. He's in his face. I would have his face said on. Replay for new york red bulls and everyone knows. New york is read so i had to do that celebration. Nyc afc which means one gene huge etr fan. You know decent chance. He's going to come and play for the hartford athletic next year because the northeast rivalry so much by hartford athletic shirt for sure by that. May i submit. We should put that into the open of extra time. I feel like that quote was good enough. We should put in the open He also said new york red maybe two or three times like doubled down to be like i know what this is. I need to make this point very clear which is such a savage move just elected you know run run the team off the pitch score against them drag them based on some old law between your buddy have got retired before my even existed. It's bizarre but it was awesome. Just very very yeah. I think he's probably been watching the show. The guys probably the greatest player to play club in this region like things. He can do what he's done the past what he's done in the past six years in terms of Leading what we all agree is the at the team of the decade at the very least dot. Maybe the best but there's one thing they don't have tvs. Do not have a champions league ground. You're going to say new york derby when they don't have a funny doesn't have it in his career something he doesn't. Yeah that's true but now it's like tv on a cold night. A yankees eighty not grace with the way they played. I don't it's tough for anybody to beat them but it was obviously very very tough for nyc to do so without their starting defensive midfielder. it's called a segue. David take it. Thank you and on that note. Let's move to austin see. They had their expansion draft on tuesday. Five picks made one traded and kamal miller and we'll talk about all their moves coming up in just a little bit so they selected. Danny who's jared stroud brady scott joe corona but the big news just coming down moments ago. They've traded for alex ring from nyc afc five hundred km and twenty twenty one two hundred and fifty k. In gam- in twenty twenty two but tensely rising all the way to a total of one point two five million for the twenty nine year old former finnish international imply international right. Now this happened just as we were starting to show you guys initial reactions. You kind broke down austin's roster heavily over the last forty eight hours with your work on the expansion draft out of this piece now fit into what austin's been building perfectly Seraing is a top five team in the league. He's still in his prime We saw the the The success that National had this past year and a lot of it came from obviously getting the back line right but like a lot of it came from the engine room with dax mccarty and unable kadoorie. Just mls veterans who who know the position in the league Know how to do work and now with ring you have a guy who is at or even say above that level is the past couple of years. He's been just superb It is the right way to spend your allegation money. It if you go out on the market to get a guy like this you probably spend in four or five million dollars. Spent a third of that in the league plug and right in you know he can do it or not molest so i think it's just a great move for austin it's the probably the right move for nyc as well because they have james sands coming back. They have in justin hacking in tehran. Grey to two more kademi kids. Who i think really fit that role and they have Kasha sabido The wyan kind of six kind of eight who can play that role as well. So they are stocked at d. mid It's tough to to train a guy who's been good for them. As ring has over ben over the past few years but That's the business in you have to you know you have to make tough decisions. And i think so for both teams. I really liked this one. The i agree with that. And i think we saw the red bulls move on from jackson. Cardi and sasha question feels a little bit kind of like that where they feel good about their young players like tyler adams or others coming through And so i think it does make sense for new york city in ferrara. Austin you get a captain you can. You can just mark that down. Because he's he's been a leader that's the way he plays. But he'll be big in the dressing room as well and so you look at how they talked about joe corona during the expansion draft. How he will the ball security wanted to keep the ball be a facilitator. You also think of the way josh wolff sort of maybe alluded door. Maybe number ten db coming in We asked him about that and he seemed to sort of dodge the question but also at the same time Maybe tip his hat that that was going to be coming. And then but you put those three pieces together and you start looking at you. Know the way doyle was talking about. What a center midfield could look like frost. nfc That's really big. That's really big. Because you're going to have some. It's a new team to have an expansion team. We saw the exactly point with nashville. How important that could be starting to look pretty promising for me. So i i love the signing and bring his top five maybe top three I think when he's healthy and good he is he is that good of a demon boys one of the best on the ball on top of all the things you can do defensively so allows josh wolff to play a few different ways. It feels like joe corona when they do sign on all those things can kind of fit in pretty cleanly alongside them and then that ten. You mentioned french. Emc don't you mentioned all the depth in there but they did sign him to a long term contract about two years ago and kinda put him on. The front page of the website is like this. Is the club. This is the cabin this who we are. And he didn't seem to fit with ronnie isla as well and maybe that's because of the young talent coming through four nyc afc. Is this a sign of any form of rebuild or change or is this just they have the talent but trying get assets while we can. I don't know. I don't know we need to see what's coming next. I mean i think. I think i'd probably lean toward your. Let's get acids while we can But it also feels like like maxim morales is not getting younger near there are questions at centre forward their questions on both wings. Really because the the only above average winger. They avs to jewish rowdy and he can't stay healthy so i i think look i. I think this is gonna be a big offseason for them. We'll see things. Don't always go the way we expect. So we have a number of these players now. We already heard about nick lima. It feels like there's a chance austin still needs a starting goalkeeper brady scotches twenty. Two years old hasn't really played much. We assume they're going to try. And get someone big centre-back that's why they moved on from. Come all miller kaelin. Where do you feel about austin. Fc right now. I know on tuesday. You guys debated this a little. What's the expectations year one. But it feels like with another pickup. Your alex ring the way everything's going playoffs has to be a success in not assumed but they should be in the competition for. I think it's still ways to go to decide that I think that should be the goal And doyle and i go back and forth. We went back. Wanted to go back and forth a little bit on the show about this. As far as what's the expectation because i think we have seen that expansion teams can make the playoffs in their first year. And i'd say things for For austin they've got a really nice little foundation going rat. I really liked the lima pickup Him and wolf worked together with the national team at. I think rang. We've gone through some of the species. I do have question marks as far as their attack right now. I mean. I am not super familiar with the paraguayans that they're bringing in But i haven't heard anybody that they're like no brainer stars in less And then you look at Going and getting danny who soon who they went and got that clearly rate very highly but seems like a pretty big question mark for me because he he didn't play. Our little has been injured even when he has played. He's been dangerous. But not even the clear out and out striker. More of a rotation guy in san jose. So you gotta hope that they're getting the twenty eighteen version of dennison who had twelve and forces but that you know that was a couple years ago And so the that's a big question mark for me. I have more questions than the attack. But as you're building out its you. We thought with nashville. We've seen it with other other teams in the past where it's just like get the foundation part right and then you can add those bigger signings probably come a little bit later into january and february and maybe even into the season a little bit Once they figure out what they have and then kind of build from there we had a to talk to the guys who are making those moves and making the decisions claudio reyna. Now we got him on the line a little while ago. Let's say let's that now now time for. At and t. Five g call to the field and there's only one person in mls to call right now is doing the most work of anyone in the league. He's got a lot to do and it's been fun to watch over the last few days. Cloudy arena the headman at austin. Fc cloudy thanks so much for taking the time bench for having me up birdie busy so let's start with the most recent news which happened about twenty minutes ago. you've traded for alex ring from nyc afc a good chunk of allocation money going in the other direction. But just give me the background. Because you've known alex obviously for while your background with nyc. How did this move come about. How did this one play out. How long have you known this could be in the works. And how did it finally get done. Well we're chasing many players to be honest internally and mls Making lots of offers and weighing them all up in our team build and as we started have understanding of where some of these could play out. you know. We started a push for some more than others and just their quality. But i was a player. Obviously alex really well. He's he's not the captain For no reason he's a great leader. He sets a really high standard every single day in Knows our league. I think this is really important now. The quality within the league that we try to get as many pieces internally ahead of twenty twenty one as we continue to bring in also targets players from from outside of the international market so yet really happy just to players in play as the six also has eight We won't be a left winger for us that's for sure. But he he again. That did show his versatility because he's he's a player who has so many qualities But we look to bring him into playing is six role in really link. Everything up terms of how to josh wants to play the really excited about in another important piece of the squad. You've been aggressive in the internal market as you said. Nick lima last week for five hundred in allocation money and a good chunk going out as well for cus continuity cigar and ben sweat. How're you looking at the allocation money given to you as an expansion team because we see some teams go heavyset using it to sign international players. The mount you put out for alexandrian could rise to one point two million eventually. How have you processed that. How does it feel to kinda send out that number and make those moves will. Yes certainly you know. The numbers seems big. But the upfront is seven fifty You know the conditions are conditions in a lot of them are really difficult to achieve And in many cases we achieve a mall be really happy so allow it but I think the up fronts where we're looking at and we think when you add it all up We feel we added really good players players. started asli are starting caliber players. They know our league which is very important. But it doesn't mean you know we're not going to be adding players from outside of me but we just felt with so much going on way things up. Also you know knowing the players knowing the quality's they're all domestic as well so given the growth of our league feel you know being able to get some green card quality players inside. Mls was was good to do so. And then lastly players that are motivated for a new challenge a new chapter in their career. is something that have always noticed when how guys you know. Come from another club where they've done well and in some cases maybe you know they sorta haven't and we'd feel between top tier talent that's been performing at a high level and also players that just need a new a new start in a new fresh clean You know opportunity in in their careers. Is that something that we feel good about. So we have so much going on here austin at sea players enthusiastic about it and you know we really starting to fill out the roster with some really good players giant chunk of snow just fell off my roof because you left new york new jersey but we got a blizzard. You're enjoying things down in texas with the warm he let me ask you though about the expansion draft specifically 'cause brought you on then you made the big trade. How did you feel about how that day went down. You pick up four players and then you trade kamal miller. How did that experience go this time. Maybe rather than your last experience with nyc afc and. How does the group feel about the work that was done. it would feel good Starting with kamal. Miller was the fire that we got a great return in allocation and some other conditions than the eleven th pick in the draft which You know we felt. It was a really good offer And then added players added in danny. Who's in a player that can absolutely Play this league. Start to sleep will be a someone who fits into how we wanna play Also experienced we need some players. Like alex who would just know. It's about to to get going and set a high standard. Jared stroud someone who's got so much upside belt. This year did really well. For red bulls can play both left and right wing and you know has a lot of A strong ability to to get balls into the box with his left and right foot presses really well were really hard so someone that again. While he's twenty four he's just A player who break broken into team soccer and We think he's going to be a great addition Brady scott's a younger goalkeeper was with the under twenty's and you know he still needs more experienced but someone who's going to be an excellent goalie in this league and you know needs a little bit more development but is motivated and someone that you know for years have been tracking into us you system. joke corona someone that knows our leagues played over two hundred fifty games Many of them are abroad in mexico. So he's someone that you put him in the lineup and he's going to do great he's going to do find someone who's completely different positions Secure with the ball and again Experience blair you know. He's thirty old. We have twenty nine year olds and bringing continue to try to attract some younger players as well and just buying this right blend of players to complement each other. So this is your expertise in for a lot of us. It's hard to understand so. Try explain to the fans of you can a player like danny husson and a little bit joe corona although we've heard that the galaxy were negotiating with him. Why take a player there in the expansion draft that is going to be available in the re entry draft. How do you process those different concepts and mechanisms. And how does that move. Come about yell. some of it's still barraged internally the keep where we just You know we're speaking to. Joe is well and how we could You know Perhaps renegotiate a contract That that works well and you know he's great at a really good conversation with them after the expansion draft And so you know again. I is is just quality you know. We try to pick up players that have quality and have value. And you know that's what we did. That was our priority so joseph player who's a very good player. you know played many many games at la galaxy as well and they're form was indifferent you know we saw within their player that but really do well with us in and someone that we can count on in a big game from day one. So you know we're speaking to him and heating reentry and we're gonna continue to speak with them and Yeah see see if we can keep them Sort of for longer term so one of the things that i think. A lot of people assumed about an austin. Fc when this team got announced as you start to put together your front office was that there would be a heavy amount of whether it's former mexican international players are league. Max players dual national players because of the massive mexican american population in the city. And the Seventy to mexico. We haven't seen those parts of the move come about is that part of your thinking. Is that something that's necessary or has to get done. And it seems like maybe joe cardona might be a part of china. Build that pipeline. Yeah joe has a strong strong connection With mexico have been played you know the majority of his career. They're insert leave fans are excited about In possibility but it's you know explorer players. I don't think you know we ever sit in a room and talk about a nationality. Just look at players in such a global game good players everywhere Certainly latin america. There's a lot of players that have come to our league and done really well No the challenge in to be honest that you know they're sort of inflation right now with with players and mexican players stem alaso to be responsible with the how we spend the money on players in our discretionary money and But you know we've been exploring we've been speaking to some players and there is the possibility but ultimately you know josh and supported by our owners. It's it's always a soccer decision. And how the player will fit into the team Of course any added value that we can get to that you know for our fan base in the club will certainly explorer. But you know we've sold out season tickets are are you know Sponsorship is doing amazing and partnerships. At the moment that you know we're we're everything in that way is is is really positive. So there's no extra pusher from from the business side or that we have to sign a player from a certain country the priority soccer so But again with that. There's so many players. Maybe you know non-mexican players playing in mexico of course and obviously players from from from all over latin america that we continue to monitor and scout. And no it's again. It's a soccer first decision that we're focused on so what's left you've got one dp. Spot laughed obviously got to wingers doing phenomenal down in south america and copa lab and soon american all their competition. So you've gotta dp spot left. What else what's this roster build. What's the focus over the next few days and few weeks. Yeah i mean we're still need to add some more players from we have to dp spots. Just clarifying so Yeah so That's that's One dp cecilia. vega iraq. Yeah so so. We are certain league Have those two additions to make You know we want to add some more pieces of course in midfield we feel you know more players there But yes more quality really. I think we have some opportunities for players with You know tam That we're gonna use tam on Obviously to dp's we got the college draft after that with the number one pick that we think will will have a really good player that way would add But right now today we feel good but right now here in the officers were continuing to look ahead and and that more quality to the team and you know a mix of of experienced players in in certainly some younger players. I think that's also something that you'll see is that we're gonna add some younger players into the team as well You know it's it's really exciting. And i think I mentioned a few other interviews. That you know the enthusiasm for players wanting to come to austin dawson essayist is been amazing so You know we're we're excited about the opportunity to bring some exciting players to for our supporters. I'm curious for you. You trade frowicks ring a guy you know from nyc afc trade for nick. Lima and i think a lot of that came from joss wolves experience with him with the national team. How is the split. Been between you two in building this roster out the relationship you guys have had of trying to put this altogether. I mean there's not only josh. And i but our other assistant coaches You know have input on players api. They're coached or coach against But at the end we both feel good about it. So we're able to get Feedback from each other from other soccer coaches that we know i know nick really well also from many years obviously just watching them but of heard. Great things from a lot of the youth coaches in college coaches about the type of person he is which adds to it which gives us more comfort that we're adding the right piece not only on the field but off of it and we talk about that. A great is you know danny host. Alex ring played together way back when they were in their teens. So all these little connections cecilio dominguez reached out joe corona. They played together in cuba. So you know we we. We see all these different connections and it does help us. You know julio kaz content knows lisa guru from his time in costa rica and so having these these players that complement each other not only on the field relationships off the field. You know make us feel good about it and You know but but quality wise and also the characters they are. We got a lot of good feedback that we share but ultimately we we have to feel good together about the players that we're bringing the investments we're making so let me ask you. This has been debated on our show a little bit and you can take this any way you want. What now that you have some roster put together but even before that what is success in year one. What is the goal. What is the key whether it's standings performance style for austin. Fc in two thousand twenty. Yeah a little bit of all of it to be honest. We wanna make the playoffs in year. One it was achieved by by the expansion teams this year. performance is very important and how we play and how we stack up week in week. Out how we play in the development of our style of play and as quickly as possible getting up to speed with that but it's always continues to be a work like any coach always from game to game adjusting. But you know to be able to sit back and you know when you play a team and feel really confident that you can get a result homer way is for me Puts me at ease and and and gives me a lot of confidence. And i think you know that just the credibility of us as a team in the respect and you know when you have adt in my time in new york you know the with internally with your colleagues you know in terms of the teams or facing and when you play each other you just have that respect because you know you know that you have a team or you're facing a team and i think that's bourassa internally when were in this world You know when you when you play you get the respect of your peers and other clubs and And taken seriously as as a club. That's that's not going to be easy to beat So yeah so all those things but of course at the end of the standings important and you know we want to get to the playoffs and i think we say this every year but the playoffs just such fine margins. You look at montreal this year. Get down last minute. Against new england. New england going all the way against columbus and losing Tight game there so you know. First and foremost is getting speed. And how we wanna play Getting better all the time. Earning that respect and and and certainly get into the playoffs bar claudio. I think you have to have a certain level of success there because you're in danger of being becoming known as gio his dad. If you don't do your own continuously we gotta give you one question to close out on your son. I assume you taught him the long ball. One touch flick over the goalkeeper at full speed. Finish what's it. Been like out prouder you and what do you see for him over the course of this year. In the next few yeah. We'll i just so proud of him. you know what he's achieved at such a young age and he's always believed in himself. He's worked hard Very confident but also grounded in in terms of being around a you know a a locker room full of great players He surrounded by really motivated. Young players like early holland and jadon sancho jude bellingham So the environment environment brain is is is perfect being able to adjust the play different positions. Big games already in champions league. It's all really amazing unbelievable but You know he he's Just wants to get better. He wants to improve. He knows that he's got so much more to learn You know just kinda take everything in stride and been a difficult year for everybody. I mean the players and coaches deserves so much credit dealing with everything that dealt with. I know through my son what he's had to go through and sort of being away and being sort of quarantined and not not being able to have a normal life In a foreign country and still you know. Be able to stay focused on his on. His soccer has been great. So just you know just continues to grow and mature in Just of course super proud of him. I get so nervous all the time. i can't even explain it. it's It's the it's the worst feeling. I look forward. Everyone of his games and then when the game starting after just so nervous and but you know again. Just super proud And you know just the fact that he's been able to achieve his goals and you know he sat with me. We were at the dortmund game when he was just got over there and the he. It's not like well. I'd like to play here one day in front of eighty thousand. It's i will gonna play there so he has a competence. And that that i would say is with all the young players coming through amazing generation of players So many of them here in molasses well and the guys are in europe. They believe in in what they're doing. And that's very important so so much credit as to go to you know the support they've they've gotten The investments have been made. There's no doubt about it. The investments that have been made for these players between the us soccer and mls A great coaching that exists now in our country. That's getting better and better And so you know. He's a really proud to represent Where he's from the united states and claim for such a big club like dorm for him is certainly an honor here. We're excited about it as well. It's it's all of our victory. It's all of our accomplishment right. You're you're probably a little more involved than we are but we still feel. We're looking forward to seeing what austin. Fc does as well twenty twenty one. Thank you for taking the time claudio. Thanks for having me thanks so much. Cloudy arena for taking the time to speak with us. We're very excited to see what he's building in austin and hope that he's a recurring guests best year for lazy narratives to cracked or whatever it is that expansion underdogs we've kinda got are running. List of every extension has to have their thing. I guess we'll have to see what austin's will be. I mentioned A before the interview. Kamal miller taken with the fifth expansion. Pick traded to montreal for two hundred and fifty k in allocation money as well as the eleven th pick in this year's super draft which is coming up on amazon dot com and the new year and mattdoyle will be on that one they also made a big trade a day or so later jordi mahela vich traded from chicago to montreal all total. The number that came out was a million dollars. Allocation the way i've seen it broke out is four hundred k in gam- this year. Four hundred game game next year had to chicago and then two hundred k which may have to do with hitting actual performances floating around in there. Let's get your first reaction to this. Because i think it popped is for one a treat this large and then to what it means jordan highly career and these two clubs doyle. Where do you stand right now with this deal. The number shocked me at first but then thinking of it within context montreal have not shown the ability to go overseas and find high level. Young attacking pieces The they've had some guys who've had good runs you know sort for half a season but that's never sort of translated. George been a good player for about three years now than he was particularly good. I thought this past year So the league were teams. Spent three million dollars on an agnosio. Alyssa who doesn't give you much now. Spending spending a million in allocation money on a player like georgie. Who's never going to be an mvp caliber flair but has already shown that he can be very good. It actually kinda makes sense. So i like it for montrose. Point of view We don't know how they're gonna use him. I liked him as sort of a playmaking left. Winger not type of guy you run the game through the type of guy who can hit the final ball And is good at picking his spots off the ball But we'll see you seems you know. He has some flexibility to play inside as well From for chicago Surprised me But i i guess that they You know they signed a bunch of their homegrown players from younger cohorts. Maybe see some of guys moving into the lineup And obviously you kind of expect to When you get that much allocation money that there's gonna be some sort of overseas signing. That could move the needle but it. It did surprise me because i thought of the things that they did best last year Georgie was a big a big part of that or they already brought in a winger from bulgaria and you mentioned alley. Seda young dp for them. Both of them are technically winger. So you have some spots there Kayla when you look at this from a young player point of view in mahela vich you know. We've we talk a lot about young players where they fit how they're going to find their careers. This is now. I love each mason. Toying kamal miller three young. Mls players that much else out and traded for to kinda rebuild this team a little fourth year on re next year. How do you see that experience for i. Which is this. something that can elevate his game. what are you seeing a move like this. Maybe more moves like this coming forward. I'm not sure if chicago was necessarily looking to this. Move or move georgia. But i think when you start to see some of value that they were able to get it started to make more sense. Maybe some of the changes they wanna make within their side or people are bringing in. But i think for georgie. This could be a really good thing for him I think no montreal hasn't necessarily built the best young players. I think even like i was thinking back to the chicago. Montreal pipeline were Harry ship went there before promising early career there and then sort of had a better run out in seattle later on justin mapp went from chicago to montreal. And actually yeah just sick at both places. Action of nerve did as well although remember where to wear a little bit of pipeline there but For for georgie. I mean he's been right sort of that level of some really incredible moments with the fire but then sometimes it gets dropped and then it gets in the national team. And he's he's had some bright moments with the national team too can be part of this crop. But i think going to montreal. I think he'll get a full run I think when you look at piet and one yama behind. They haven't necessarily had that piece to connect that sort of midfield to the front and they've had to play a little bit more direct. So maybe georgie plays a little bit more of a connecting role between those two places and then can ship with some goals self and for montreal overall. Just getting young talented. I think we all like them. All miller we all liked me. Highly bitch joy as well mason delay as well like this. They've spent almost two million in allocation money on those three players who are all young domestic players. So i mean they must have identified something within the league that they see is the market inefficiency or betting. I guess on ontario unreas- ability to coach these guys up and and get more out of them right. Doesn't that seem totally. And all three of those guys were like right on playing canyon and yes but like should know arguing. This guy should be started. This guy should be started. There's a ton of talent there and so now they're like let's put all these guys in. I think their immediate upgrades is what the have their young and tehran recaps keeps talking about. It's not a one year. It's not a two year like let's build over time. And if you say. Give me anri with georgie. Toy miller do. I think he can improve those players alongside his staff Yes i think so. I think overall finding those pieces around mls That are maybe just don that fringe. I mean we've seen that that success. I'll i dunno. I felt like there's always a group of guys like that where i was thinking for a while. Chris mueller should. Someone should come with tim up your e before he broke out. There's sort of did this as well. Lawler's abu bakar. Jonathan lewis austin trustee which hasn't gone county elsa. They they just resign. Trust the antitrust. It was better in the second half of the season. So maybe it is the market inefficiency. And maybe we've just been a little bit blind to it ourselves but it makes it seem montreal operate in this way makes them a more interesting team to follow because it's not just onfield. It's actually kind of like a philosophical helmet. How to build a roster thing and i'm kind of hype for that and you also look at it and say come on miller. I is a starting. Mls but he shouldn't have started over the two guys at centerback in orlando because orlando went and spent outside the league. The other thing is which. I haven't totally wrapped my head around. Is you give allocation money. But these guys come on good deals. She don't need as much allocation money to get under the cap dried because come on miller joining behind mason toy domestics they don't take up international roster spot which could then trade later or and they come on reasonable deals that you can fit in under cap of you then are going to go over and get international and stuff like that. So it's really interesting move. I thought the kamala kamal miller move was really interesting from them as well and makes a ton of sense because he could be a canadian international coming forward which would be pretty cool to see for montreal and other trade that as rumored or just got reported to go down with fafa biko headed to houston for at minimum of two hundred k. In gamp potentially to five and kim in two seventy five total. I can report says instagram official gossip on the ground. Yeah on life. So that's the only report we need. That's the new poll norio backs anti fiction and then one other re entry draft just began. Sounds like atlanta. United took andrew gutman with the number one pick. But there's a belief there's rumors out there that they might trade those rights gutman make sense a pickup with george bello doesn't totally makes sense in atlanta. So we'll see happens with that pick. We've also got free agency opening up over the course of the next few days. There are a lot of names in there a lot. These are players that are either out of contract or didn't have their option picked up by their current team. There's a large list of players one we know that will be available is kevin malino He put out his instagram post. And you should follow him on instagram. If you don't because it's great music all the time from the hop boy saying that he won't be back in minnesota. We don't know if that means he'll be back in. Mls with a different team or he'll be going overseas for another contractor. A we talked about this a bit on monday. I kind of thought that out there and mls someone would pay him more than what minnesota campaign whether it's d- contract are high level tam to me it just feels like he's better than people in. Mls you don't have to pay a transfer fee so that takes away some of the money you have to give him that. Deal and at thirty one might be dangerous for two years. Yes better than. I don't wanna throw agnostic under the bus there in the show but he's better than players that other teams have spent. Yeah he is but the question with malino is will he hold up this this past year. He was fantastic but it was an outlier of the season because he didn't get injured and he was as productive as he was a dp. Seems too much for me high level. Tam even seems too much for me. But something approaching seven figures Her year over the course of two years that. If you're if you're title window is now. That actually makes a lotta sense. Like he would he would be if you're seattle. And you're looking at him. On one wing jordan morris on the other and rudy as up top and darrow pulling the strings like that would make a lot of sense What about sporting kc. Can you play centreback. Sporting kc has a lot of good wingers. I'm not sure that they need to spend what allocation money. They have on another winger. I think they need more in central midfield and central defence So i i am sure. There's a market out there for kevin malino and i know it's instagram official that he's not signing and in minnesota again but it wouldn't shock me to see them agree on a number that depp brings him back because we saw what he did in the postseason. He was freaking awesome. And if you like you stand a chance to keep him in that partnership together. You probably wanted monica habit. Kaelin taking a look at the free agency list. Does anyone else stand out to you. Is there a spot that you've thought of where you really hope someone ends up somewhere It's a pretty massive list which is kind of hard to cipher through We'll traps on that last but the rumors are already pretty out. Pretty heavily that. He's headed to minnesota in a trade. Which at the same time might mean onzia. Ozzy alonzo is available in free agency. Kaelin is there anyone that caught your eye or any move. That car your. You're well first of all just to go back just real quick to the molina thing. If you're a minnesota fan would not be panicked right now. I would. But i think it's the reality of a salary cap leak. You have dp in renault. Sounds like you've spent money in the attack. You had me on a good deal. I don't know that you can keep him because they probably feel. They still need to go out and get nine. I'm they were. They were a minute away from mls cup and without malino i think that drops them way. Further down the list. So i would be i would be. I would be very concerned for them. If i'm looking at the at the free agency list. I'm always going to go. I mean. I'm i'm really interested in what happens with wb. Because i think we saw this year that he can be a big time contributor to a really good team. So i'm curious about that one wando I expect to get done in san jose. I would be shocked if it didn't have sort of flirted just on my own daydreams of him at l. Afc to see family goalscorer there. But i don't expect that to happen at all in any world but Yeah i mean those are the i mean beat. Wbz is really the one where. I'm i'm looking out to say all right. Well can he i. I would hope that he figured that they figure it out at l. Afc but because i thought it had worked so well But i want to see him playing on a good team. And i don't know freddy montero on this list. Seattle sounders could pick him up as well kamar on this list. The one that stuck out to me is diego. Fernandez longtime player for the ravs. Now i think he holds many records for just appearances in minutes and all that stuff because he started at the age of seventeen with that group versatile player. It'll be interesting to see what the market is for guys who are good homegrown coming into their second contract and third contracts across. Mls similar to the jordan. Mahela vich move as well one last piece we wanna hit before we get mailbag. Real quick is in miami inter miami. We already know. Let all mcdonagh ago. Who was the head of their soccer side. Business side as president and then they had a end of year meeting with diego alonso. Who's currently their head coach. Coming out of that Sam stay put out a rumor which then potent scenario turns into a report For the athletic saying that the lonzo parted ways with inter miami. They then went back and had to change that and say i'm sorry we got the story wrong. Turns out the story was wrong because diego was wrong about his understanding of the meeting he was sitting in as one of the members of that meeting. He believed he had been let go. Miami said no that is not the case. What went down so inter miami. A team that. I couldn't get you guys to stop talking about two years ago. When it was luis suarez and messy and grease men. And what's the other one's name. Hamas rodriguez all that stuff now. There's not much to say about this new valen. You see something like this happen. What's your take on what the next few months looked like for inter miami. Come on man to answer. i mean i'd have. It's confusing right. It's very confusing to to have a manager. No whether to have that type of confusion happened doesn't That's that's very difficult to understand. And i think the big question for me is is. Who's making these decisions right now. Because mcdonagh's gone that a lot of the senior brass on the technical side are gone. So i'm assuming this is now to ownership but then when you're looking at the way that roster was constructed a little bit you almost felt like some of the moves at the end of the season i started asking okay with me tweety and Lane what was this. These moves kind of made in panic because the team hasn't gotten off to a good start in. They needed to sort of solve an issue right away. But then now does that sort of hamstring. You where you get another age older And you've got to figure out a new manager coming in and you can't really make as many moves as you could before so the questions. I mean they need to make changes now but again. Part of the problem with miami was that they didn't have the people in place to you know they've made decisions without a head coach and then they had to build on the fly and in a very difficult year where there was just a bunch of stop-start. They didn't have really time to figure things out together or even train at times. But they're kind of heading towards that same spot again or not amidst like you're going into office in a super draft you know looking towards the preseason or whatever it is and you're in a similar spot where you don't have a manager you don't even actually have the people above the manager to make these types of decisions in trying to fix things so they've got to figure things out and they've got to it out pretty fast. We've seen in other sports. The connection now where you just go straight from broadcasting running a team kaelin car inter monthly lane. Call me. i'll call jalen august. Something done only take a little sliver of the deal off the top of the mailbag real quick before we get out of here. Derek ashland says you guys were talking about where matt beezer should go one of the free agents last episode why not oursel-. They need a veteran centreback. After net and retired and ending his career. Playing with his brother. Nick beezer would be a big sell for our cell could be an interesting one from derek. I'm gonna close you guys out on one. Big one salmon saint paul he says. What are your soup. power rankings. This five none of which would be on my soup. Power rankings wanna it doing around new quick answer for me. It's you consider puzzle a soup because his way so zola's way out there Then there's a there's a tuscan white bean and kale soon than i actually make with chickpeas and spinach instead That i really really dig that one. Those are probably my top two. Yeah and that is it for do you have to. I don't even to give my soup. Are you kidding me. I didn't think he'd has everything they've been through this. You don't seem like a soup eater not a big soup guy but i would say sizzling rice. That's my that's my goal his just hard to do hard to do on takeout these days. The only correct answers were potato league soup and multiple sue. But you know. I don't wanna be typecast or anything at the end of this shelf and on that note. Happy end of the year to everyone. Whatever it is you do. If you do celebrated don't celebrate. China enjoy it as much as you can. Please be safe wear masks. Of course we won't be on this show but under will be on. The twitter feed andrew just moved to kansas. He'll probably be on twenty seven hours a day as well because he's got nothing to do and loves to tweet at himself which is always the message to watch. And we'll all be around so feel free to jump into our feeds into our. Dm's whatever's going on. We'll be back in twenty twenty one first week of january if we ever get there if we their odd see against us but who knows good luck. Tcl congratulations the columbus crew. Once again thanks for joining us.

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Playoff Insanity? How unprecedented is this MLS season?

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Playoff Insanity? How unprecedented is this MLS season?

"You are listening to extra time driven by continental in my goodness if you also like to have some more <hes> dhabi's absolutely ridiculous yeah i like. I like a love every meter. Every single day goes into the amish. Try to some great guys. Gosh that's why he's welcome everybody to extra time driven by continental. I'm david goss no andrew ruby continental the best hires on the market they could could not dr andrew fast enough from portland to new york to get back for this show so i'm filling in as the host but alongside which i call you guys you partners and i say you're at the a._t. And t. m._l._s. studios in new york so we got it in call matt set up a system out over there. That's a secondary assist bobby warshaw mattdoyle kaelin car with me. We've got a lot to hit. It was a wild weekend feminist action. We've got leaks coming up. We've got rivalry week on the verge starts arts on wednesday night with d._c. Hosting the new york red bulls got l._a. San jose wednesday night as well and then you've got games every single night all the way through the tripleheader on sunday on fox fox sports. We've got potentially another. M._l._s. expansion team coming in. We've got an announcement. You never know listen. I don't know what's going on. You've got announcement coming up twelve thirty thirty p._m. Eastern time with emily soccer dot com on tuesday august twentieth in saint louis. If you've heard of the city we'll talk about that going forward and we'll talk about you know all the wild and crazy crazy things that happened across m._l._s. including what's going on in vancouver in their front office but to start it out. We've been out in the field a lot of us and we get to meet eight people around the world of major league soccer and people are normally super complimentary of us so is another really good night for us on sunday andrew abby on the ground in portland win for the portland timbers versus land united which was an m._l._s. cup rematch phenomenal game great action end to end stuff andrew of course being the intrepid reporter he was always engaged gauged on social media throughout the game tweeting out and then there was a controversial play whether p._t. Martinez at earn a penalty kick or not and post game the blame went squarely on the shoulders of m._l._s. sakanaka <hes> pity and you go back to last sunday against the new york city and pro. If you missed it late this week aac that was not called <hes> pity drew at the end of that match which would have sent likely joseph martinez to the line for a hat trick in this is why i have a problem with league pundits saying that pithy is a players cried wolf too many times you just had the professional referees organization organization say that they missed a penalty on him. That's not crying wolf. Yeah well that particular league pundit is an idiot because he is carping on amyloid soccer knocker dot com right now that there is no clear second best team in this league right. I'm trying to figure out who else it could be. It's not philadelphia after losing to nilda all the chicago that's right not minnesota. After drawing with the orlando san jose it's not them but running out of gas seattle's running out of gas so shout out out to ninety two point nine for showing us on this show getting us right into the topics. I'm going to have the idiots step back up to the plate now and try and talk. Who do you think they were talking about so andrew. We tweeted something about crying wolf during the game at the same time. Normally people are mad at bobby. Sometimes you doyle. Nobody ever gets mad at me. Kaelin's a puppy dog so no one could ever be mad every time i go on the road. All i get from people saying how is mattdoyle in real life is is he as smart as he seem. We've got someone it didn't kind and generous enhance them so. I'm willing to rule out that it's matt at this. We've got someone sitting in the studio right now. Who said his brother thinks you're in idiot. <hes> wow wow all right told me not to tell you so that's right. That's right up early yeah. I'm a little angry now so we don't know who it is so it sounds like the one one part is definitely and directed. At where do you think hey bobby evans slide show. I just know that the guy calling other idiots didn't even know who was talking about is there were conflicting to people in there which is fine. It happened where the two peaceful will. We be tweeted out that p._t. Is someone who cries wolf too often when he falls over. I personally matchday central the last night so that i do not think that united are the second best team the league because i don't think anybody is the second best team in the league. Yes land united have won five of their last six two of those. Those were a month ago and they were not good. They were not impressive performances only three and a half weeks ago they beat atlanta united and it was a mediocre at best performance. They'd be who threes is united to nothing. The last four games have been great. It's true the galaxy n._y._c. crew or clubmate cl- america and portland have i've been great winds. This happens to just about every team in the league. Almost every team has a great month at some point especially when three of the games are at home so no i i am not willing to say that atlanta united are definitively the best team in the league right now. Just come off. Come off the a._f._c. than the rest of the league. Every congress is coming off. That atlanta united is currently. I in the eastern conference. They won the campaign scott and they will host the u._s. Open cup final next week. It feels like we're getting a little distracted from this idiot comment they. Can we make a run back on that one so i mean the real question is do. We think that he that these radio hosts. I feel that bobby kennedy or andrew is an idiot or both and do we frankly support them in that hold on. Can we just talk about how they call it. They called me in it and then thirty five seconds later. They put columbus in the conversation for second. Look what just happened. There was that we had a conversation about the second best team in the league because you cannot trust recent results if you go back to the league just about every single team on the results page has some part of their twenty five games where there are four straight green green dots memorized signal right houston columbus montreal minnesota seattle every single day. Every single team has a four game run. I can give give you the the argument for atlanta united and there's a very good argument right. I'm not saying there definitively not the second best team league but you need to wait. You need to have more than a good three three and a half weeks to really say especially l. A._f._c. are doing to really say you need to be taken serious. I think i agree with that. I do take land united seriously like more seriously. I should say then i think most of the other teams in the conversation first of all because joseph is an m._v._p. Caliber player and he showed it last year and he's obviously showing it now this year as well and when you have that alpha it raises everybody's level second like we all have to be there now miles robinson he had he had kind of a rough rauff july. <hes> i guess end of june into july and then over the past four weeks now he has been just spectacular ocular what he did against club and it's not just as defense against club america it was like striding into the midfield with the ball on his foot and creating chances with his dribbling and and passing nobody thought byles robinson had that and then combining that with what we saw against portland because if you look at expected goals it this was a drubbing rubbing. This was atlanta's night. I think two point three two point seven five but it wasn't just about it. Wasn't there were times in this game or portland had them portland absolutely absolutely had them and it was just that one touch away from getting brian fernandez loose on the break in portland on the break. Are i still think the best team in the league and miles robinson was always there to put a foot in to end it so just having those two guys and then you go up stein spine darlington nagy playing the best soccer service career jeff rhino. It's forever young apparently and p._t. And barco not finding the final touch necessarily but being influential in the game so i think that between that between if you look at their last twenty games in m._l._s. competition there thirteen six and one between what they've done in the u._s. open cup between what they did in the camp yonis scub- against a very good club america side. I think that they have a very strong argument to be that second best team however as bobby said head it's not clear cut so then who else i mean that's the thing n._y._c. wealth and obviously there. I think portland are still yeah. I know they just lost to atlanta united but that might be matchup. We talked about this. A little bit on matchday central last night like portland might not be the second best team in the league but i think they are obviously the worst matchup for l. a._f._c. I think anybody knoxville a._f._c. out. In the playoffs. It's going to be portland roland because of that counterattack whereas at the same time atlanta might just be a terrible matchup for portland because miles robinson is a one man counter attack destruction destruction machine like that's when you get to this point you're talking about not just quality but you're talking about how these two teams matchup against each other when they take the field. Maybe that makes me an idiot. I don't know we're going to our freight club or a club comes on. I'm just just glad to see that adrian heath movement. I was out to say for atlanta and minnesota have had their differences in the past coming into an open cup final for them to come together and give them coming over how bad m._l._s. dot comments is so nice to see phyllis somebody to go in on kaelin though as we had jeff cameron and <hes> who was it hurt gomez got into our mentioned but i think that was related to bobby a little thing wayne rooney shouldn't i was surprised to see when you root wayne rooney back into the starting lineup after <hes> after all that didn't work out well for them. Yeah i mean they lost and they were very bad like they've been for the last three months. Quincy wayne's a little upset about that before we finish initially you mentioned n._y._c. a._f._c. To philadelphia union does minnesota does the galaxy. Note of minnesota san jose alexey the talent to get their san. Jose bobby talked about this briefly last night. San jose are really really good and they have part of what's made them good is every single week. They have come out with a plus plus plus plus effort every single week a wednesday game in the middle of april where most teams are like third gear. Materiel made has got them out there redlining well. It's the part of the season now where everybody's coming out that intense in every single game san jose don't have that inherent advantage anymore this the last couple of weeks. They haven't been able to get it done. I'm curious to see what happens from here on out because they're in a fight for their playoffs. I've got a pretty clearly with atlanta united. I think the second best team when you look at the top end talent which they surely have them being defending champions and i think to dwells point. I think the defense is actually sleep better than it was. Last year. I think miles robinson mix them a better defensive team <hes> so i think very clearly in east that's completely wide open to a eh atlanta united is the favourite to people on this stable earned themselves. A guest appearance. Were all on ninety two point nine show. I don't know what the rest of that was in atlanta. A one person over here is this. When we sit bobby you can on my radio show anytime. I guess that would be extra time so technically you're already on it. <hes> when we shut up jay riddle for for for you know making all this happen never let her the one who sent the clip to <hes> yeah jason who's being sent down to the open cup final by the way for for atlanta. I don't think back against the minnesota. I don't think anyone really thought it was we now. Maybe i think next because he couldn't get back from portland in time that would have been once. He doesn't know how to fly. Flop interviews would have been awesome adrian heath on one side and then atlanta united on the other and andrew just lightning bolt right in the middle it speaking about the playoffs l. a._f._c. The first team to clinch a playoff spot and twenty nine hundred with their two zero win over our cell and carlos vela guess what he scored a goal he sets the record for combined goals and assist an m._l._s. season and we still have to wants to go left in the season breaking rinkos record bobby. You look at vinko joseph martinez now the person who's gonna get mentioned in this conversation as well be gallery rhone. How is what velez done. Maybe in any way different from what driven vela's villas around has been incredible but i will say that i found giovinco in two thousand fifteen miguel maura last year and what even put landon donovan back in the eleven to thirteen stretch and there's last fifteen games of the year when he was absolutely dominant those three players. I thought that in a more thrilling fashion that doesn't mean they're better that doesn't mean they deserve more credit for it but there's an interesting dynamic where availa has put together the best numbers the best season single season history but i still thought just by watching them that al marrone giovinco and land in at times where actually more individually dominant dominant more individually incredible to watch is that a fair statement or is that i disagree i. I think it's a fair statement. I think if you if you look through through the history of of of this league l. marrone on the break landed on the break when he was in his prime is it's you know dunk from the free throw line. It was just ah spectacular if you look at twenty fifteen toronto f._c. Team that they didn't have much and so it was just give it to giovinco oh and solve some problems and he was able to do that in spectacular but i actually i'm val is doing week after week after week. <hes> like yeah. L._a.'s sees system is built to highlight him player like him. There aren't many <hes> but that's part of the thrill to watch l. a._f._c. Do this every week until watch villa time after time rise to the occasion whether it's dropping deep to orchestrate play sending imperfect set pieces or this past weekend ourselves was the hottest team in the league and l. a._f._c. Were down to ten men and still found the exact right moment to get out on on the break and to draw the game deciding like whatever the situation calls for he's doing it. He's having the best single season in mls history so that i've been thinking about lately. Take carlos villa <unk> out of the team. This speaks to my question because i think those other three teams i mentioned were built around those three specific players. This team is very much carlisle fitting in to the larger scheme of what they do so so if you were to put a tam level not league average but only slightly above league average i would say johnny russell if you will put johnny russell in for carlos villa johnny. You're also getting potshots. That's right. That's not a good player. You know what i'm trying to jam he. He's another derived rigas would be another guy like that very different. I'm trying. I'm trying now very different players left-footed. They play in a similar way. I didn't johnny russell plus the exact same way as carlos villa. She's not callers bella. Is this l. a._f._c. Team still winning. The supporters shield yeah by how many points eight not fifteen you think. If johnny russell was on this team instead of carlos vela they would sell the first place placed team in major league soccer then can cause valid even be m._v._p. Yes you know i have a strong opinion about this because i firmly believe the m._v._p. Should full on on be your value over replaceable your value over who else you can get next. That's what she'd been mcgowan not joseph last year but sometimes you have a season that is so statistically phenomenal joseph of martinez in two thousand eighteen that you deserve it for that. It's it's it's understood. It's establish it. You weren't actually the most valuable player on your team. It's just what what you did was so outstanding that you deserve the trophy anyway which is why vale it. Is this your even though i'm willing to say he might not be the highest value above replacement within his team in system system that who is the highest value above replacement i said p._d. For the last few years is that if you had taken piaf that team they were totally done and dusted which they they were osea yeah but they were okay with him without him at first right. I think they started off three hundred one or something like like that. Piazzi ladera was probably the next one where you take off that team. Maybe it's chan marshall yeah chad marshall right. I mean that's a whole nother that gets into the semantics of most valuable player or most outstanding player and i i always vote is like who's the most outstanding player carlos vela hands down but if you look at this l. a._f._c. team they have the best defense in the league just in terms of goals per game goals against all all that they have the best midfield in the league. I think <hes> they have in diego rusty a guy who might get sold for ten million dollars or more any moment now they have in adama diamante guy who i i still have questions questions about on a week to week basis but if you look at his m._l._s. career he's played twenty three hundred minutes. He has twenty goals and ten assists in twenty three hundred minutes. It's that if that was season. That's an m._v._p. Season right there so they have all that and if you put like johnny russell into that frontline as well they're not going to score the score eighty five goals and collect seventy eight points or whatever they're on track for but it's still probably like sixty five sixty six point team <hes> which which is supporters shield caliber this season especially. You said a couple of times that you weren't sure that l. a._f._c. could win. M._l._s. cup with dominee amande bean. Maybe not their second best attacker. They're starting striker and a focal point of that team. Where are you on that. After we twenty four i mean he just had a spectacular game. He won them that game at our s. L. it was he was was his hold up play and passing vision <hes> that combined with the valley to to win the penalty <hes> and then he he got the icier as well when he's on <hes> he he is probably a top five center forward in this league. Yeah it just feels it feels so hit and miss with him and in the playoffs we've seen it man like you need other guy to do it. In two thousand seventeen it wasn't giovinco every game mm-hmm. It was josie or it was vasquez twenty sixteen obviously ladera doing his thing but nelson valdez couldn't buy a goal in the regular season started playing the international caliber player that he wa- my add to that is talent. Wise diamante can definitely do it. It's a question action of whether he feels comfortable with his role in that system and allowing his talent to come out the way i conceptualize the amande is i think he's in the second tier of talent from las strikers of joseph tiffin's latin earn the top tier. We miss anybody in that. I i would throw josie in there okay. That's a question right. Just my argument for josie. Is that that twenty sixteen sixteen in two thousand seventeen playoffs were the best playoff runs any individual player has ever had by both the test and by the the numbers i i would say in two thousand nineteen now but i understand where you're coming from the next here for me in terms of pure talent center strikers marmon o dos row over weedy as josie gustavo bow and and brian fernandez. I would put a domino monday in that we we we people like fernandez and bowen. Rudy hasn't minolta's very high. I think talent wise. We should think of dominy amande monday in that category as well. I don't have a problem with that is just is that gonna show up and l. A._f._c. are going to need that to show up in in the playlist. They might only need at one game. You know they might not need it four times from hindu because of the quality of the rest of the team and you talk about vasquez and josey they've got k. They've got out to us guys latif who can create ed midfield create chances. We'll see what happens fairly of see. They've clinched a playoff spot. They're setting records left and right. It's going to be pretty fun run for them. They've got san jose wednesday night at home ten thirty p._m. Eastern time that went on moss and then they've got traffic at home on sunday so for your team who just sets a couple records when you ask like how do you keep them locked in. How do you keep them dialed in. Not that bob's going to have that problem as a pretty good way to go about it with rivalry coming up and then we've got the last few weeks of the season when you look away from l. a._f._c. and at every team in the league. It's kind of a bit of a mess right now in the western conference from second place to eighth place. It's a five point difference difference between minnesota united and f._c. Dallas in the eastern conference between fourth-place and tenth place is a six point swing that that is basically everyone is alive right now with nine or so games to play in the season. Have you ever seen anything like this. It does feel like a throwback to maybe maybe like twenty eleven and before if you look at the standings before that twenty twelve season and then especially the last few years with tam <hes> there's been a little little bit more stratification back in the day it was always in kaelin can speak to this because houston teams were like this is like everybody just stay scrunched up right until you know midsummer and then come august you flip the switch and that's where you try to get hot into create. A little bit of separation nation and run away from the teams may be spent themselves a little too much in the first part of the season <hes> it does feel like that. I have to admit i'm a little disappointed appointed by that. I wanted to see like what the sounders did in the second half of last year. What did the second half of last year the fact that they didn't bring that into this season disappoints me as a fan. You know if you watch what l. a._f._c. Have done all year in san jose for a good chunk of the season <hes> playing that well with that much attention -ality week after week after week. It's fun and it feels like a lot of these teams have been sort of fumbling through the air it could. I'm not still be happening like minnesota united right now. They continue on towards the last month and a half of the year and they're able to push forward. They've already been on a good run. <hes> could you not reflect back on this time. Diamond say wow they really started to separate themselves you could. There's almost no melissa's last eight games. It's a blender. Do it is like there will be the underdog. It depends on how you feel about playing at houston right now. They could be the underdog in every single game and they've got an uppercut final to squish in between that one as well but right now they're sitting in second place in the western conference so there i guess a safest you could say any team. I don't think any of those teams other than maybe portland. I don't think any of the teams in the western conference race are safe and there's still a question mark around portland of okay. You have all these home games loaded up but you also like to hit teams on the counter can you. It's a weird question to say. Can you win at home but not only that. But how high did they want to climb yeah. I mean they probably personally wanna play a playoff game at providence park but there's also a serious question of. Would it benefit benefit them. If seattle rail salt lake or san jose feels the impetus to go and be the aggressor. This doesn't feel that different to me when i look back on past seasons even in seattle finishing. Where were they finish it last year. They went on a run. I mean they've kind of always climbed up where they i remember christian. Roll down came out and said. We don't want to just get in the playoffs we want to. I'm trying to get a home game. Get a high seat. I think finished second in but they had to have literally the best half season in history to do that right but under saying the difference to me feels more that we have these runaway clubs now because before. I'm not sure i remember that happening before we i said this with toronto f._c. Which was one of the first teams that i remember experiencing going into the playoffs and be yeah. They'll probably go all the way they will probably win at all. I just felt confident doing last ear atlanta united same thing this year l. a._f._c. so i think at the very top top you're starting to see that separation but this sort of like jumbled madness of m._l._s. beneath that all feel very familiar. Let me put you on the spot of these teams. Let's stay in the western conference. Two through eight are still win at minnesota elliott galaxy our s. l. seattle san jose portland f._c. Dallas who do you feel confident about from that group. In who are you less gene. We'll say man what happens when you go quiet for fifteen minutes. Yeah i mean it's it's. It's how you get people. Call your indians literally all wide open. I mean i. I feel pretty good about minnesota united in the galaxy. I feel pretty. I know i shouldn't be but i feel pretty good about seattle salt lake san jose portland. I feel pretty good. What about portland so maybe four teams even though there it's all right and let's talk excellent dallas by the way just outside of it they have. They've they've games. They've played the most games some day. Have they also have the nice tidy schedule a lot of at home against poor teams. Who did you wanna do with the to use this. As a transition of talking about seattle okay seattle title sounders bobby feels good about seattle seattle sounders. Were not able to beat the galaxy. They went man up in the sixth minute. So they played eighty four minutes man up they were leading adding to one late in the game trailing too late in the game and david bingham gordon alvik got got creative and they were able to get seattle or result in that one congratulations so them but are you worried about seattle yeah i. I've been worried about seattle for three years but i'm i'm certainly worried right right now and it came up after one continue to do you really want to do that route then we want to do so this came up after through the atlanta two to one on july fourteenth i wrote my twenty four takeaways that i felt they won that game not because they were the better attacking soccer team not because they they played the free flowing style that had made them so potent really in the second half of last year but because they worked harder because they are more combative just because they did those little defensive things things to win their doors against land united and i wondered is that the way forward for the seattle team because it doesn't seem to me especially without chad marshall and ozzy alonzo to i use the buckets of water to keep it from sinking from getting counter-attacked. Could they still be the same attacking team and i think that is more important than ever right now because i don't know how you watson pick up a man against against the galaxy and yes maybe missing victory matters that much maybe missing brad smith or only having covering their damn just returned from injury matters that much i understand that but if you're season in his on the line trying to get a home game trying to fight for your spot in the playoffs i would probably double down on the you know what we are actually a hard working defensive team. Our first priority already is to win our doors to be competitive. Make the game ugly for the opponent and then we find our moments for nicola darrow and where we d- as moments of magic similar to what i would say someone with the galaxy galaxy did against an l. a._f._c. Okay got sounders are six eight and six in m._l._s. play since <hes> mid april role they don't. I mean this past weekend if they had just taken care of business. Maybe were not even having this conversation. Thanks fine the second place in the western conference france. Yeah they were up a man and the gave up a headed goal to slot on but they you know they just got three points on the road against. Maybe maybe the second most talented team in the league senators are going to be fine but that performance that performance from from that team compiled by the three nothing loss at ourselves compiled by just the bumbling compounded you so you can compile on okay you can you can compile compounded in compiling way the loss at real salt lake the just the ugly ugly three three at home against new england and the loss at home against sporting kansas city isn't just the one you're you're right and on top of that gustaf's fence in angry at being subbed off with about fifteen minutes ago i think in this game and that's been the thing with the sounders under brian schweitzer people bang on him a lot for maybe like lack of tactical sophistication and his team lack of variety and all all that but he's always had that team in his own way he did but he didn't like it was always like ninety percent of the time you're going to see the same lineup the same formation nations same approach and i think that's fine for for most teams and that kept that locker room together and in his corner never saw anything like this. You're starting to see some cracks now and i like that compiles with the the poor results. It's got to be worried like i think i i think seattle are on the verge of being team in crisis for just a second time in their history positive news though was luis silva one of your darlings i did i yeah i like luis silva. Yeah i love the we silva. He's backing m._l._s. He is going to save the seattle sounders. I i would like to watch which a four four two with ladera inverted on the right and silver and radio's playing off each other up top. I think that could work. One of the things i learn. Today is when dole points out people looks like a character from the nineteen fifties movie back guy bobby. You learn something new every day. One of the question going fifties movies. Have you like said okay we do embody childhood wanted one of the things we were trying to learn a few weeks ago. We said the new england revolution lucien incredible under bruce arena. They hadn't played a lot of great teams. They hosted l. a._f._c. They traveled to seattle and they traveled to new york red bulls all in a row they lost l._a. Alive see at home as most people do. They went to seattle. They got a three three draw. They went to new york this weekend and got a one one draw at red bull arena. Did you learn anything about about the new england revolution in two thousand nineteen. Are you more less confident the same the same for me i mean i just think bruce's knows what he's doing. We sometimes did you see a new manager. Come in and you get this sort of bouncer <hes> from doing that in the excitement players trying to find a little bit of confidence and you see them building on that and look yeah. They lost against l. a._f._c. But everybody like you said everybody loses daily. See that's just how it goes right now and then to get two points on the road. That's that's very bruce like so. I think this is a playoff team. I'm i'm not sure <hes> it's a team. That's going to go deep in the playoffs -sarily i don't know if they have that in them but <hes> against think a stronger field with fit when i look at philly n._y._c. and and atlanta united but they're squarely in the playoffs. I think there are strong team. They've got bruce bind them so getting results on the road is going to be keith. We all believe that atlanta n._y._c. Philly are the top three teams in the eastern some order right after that it's kind of same thing as the western conference you have these united who have played just brutal soccer for months putting them back on the bubble there on the bubble the red bulls those are maybe on the bubble. I think probably if you if you force me to pick a fourth weightless as the bubble push you up or down you just on the bubble this is it just exists in your first week. Following the exists inside the bubble. The ravs are excellent the revs around the bubble montreal one six and one in their last eight games teams. There are in blue with three nil home lead against an f._c. Dallas team or you could say they went up. Three zero glass half full the bubble somehow orlando city. I have worked their way into the playoff race. They've been here comes the big on the toronto f._c. Now that's not who we all agree toronto f._c. Should be above this line. If you look at the raw talent it's bizarre that they're not and then chicago view it on the bubble. Yeah chicago's there one point one point the play by play two more games than everyone else in that little straight ahead. They have they need to they need to win. The six games left. They probably need to win ball. Give you one dax mccarty. He said they need to win. Seven to eight of their last ten since then they've won three or four yeah i i think it was eight of their last ten. They probably needed to win. If you look at the test all season chicago med moments where they've played gorgeous soccer now granted those have usually come when they've been trailing but they have the ability to do it and over the last few weeks they've mostly been able to do it from the first moment with the balls kicked and then the other thing is the money that nicholas started scoring again. Yes five goals in his last four games and it's like if you're striker is scoring you tend to to play with more confidence and you tend to play better soccer it. It's not rocket science. It isn't but we're just idiots of here. It has been for them in terms of keeping people <music> out on the other end. You don't get to claim yourself. Idiot matt all right. Don't act like you at that nine thousand nine hundred fifty pointing you're doing how was it was that good form. His was more early nineties style movies but about the eighties four chicago. They have new england on the road this weekend. Then they go to columbus then they host f._c. Dallas then they go to cincinnati and they close out with toronto f._c. And at orlando so they play all the teams right around them but they don't play atlanta. They don't play l. a._f._c. They don't don't play philly like you'd think it's a decent schedule. Just the question is can they find the consistent nicholas barnes seven teams for four spots that that is a beautiful new england might actually the first one to puncture into the bubble because they have three six point games in their next four they do play the three teams below them chicago venture venture onto both at home n._y._c. wedged in and then at orlando so they might be the first team of all of these depend on how many points they take from that to have a definitive answer so what you're telling me is i should strap in for every game because everyone's a six point eight bobby was telling me it starts wednesday night for this week of action n._y._c. a._f._c. hosting columbus at seven p._m. Eastern time and then only moss. I wanna i wanna hear who kaelin thinks is going to make it from the eastern conference. Thanks for cutting off my promo. Sorry about the finish the read and then you can do it. I think while i'm reading onuma's double header coming up on wednesday eight p._m. Eastern time dc easy united hustling with new york red bulls followed immediately by ten thirty p._m. Eastern time only my says well l. a._f._c. for san jose and then thursday night rivalry week action on e._s._p._n. E._s._p._n. sporting k._c. hosting minnesota which i found out while in minnesota's like arguably the closest geographical game so it fits it's perfect as a robbery and then on friday night action doubleheader rivalry week a ton of games saturday and the tripleheader on sunday which we'll talk about on the next show but ceylan doyle pose the question to you yeah. I've toronto f._c. The end montreal out other than that. That's your playoff field. Who going to go on a little chocolate so or have you feel it. That's that's the way i see it interesting. Okay a little other news from this weekend. James sands broken collarbone n._y._c. a._f._c.'s four one win so he'll it looks like miss a large stretch of the season and sporting k._c. Finally gets victory. They knocked off san jose at home to one odds on lady with a ninetieth minute equalizer and then the vancouver whitecaps defeated d._c. United one one zero in their game not what we're going to talk about though we're gonna talk about them. As a call bob lenarduzzi who's been around the club for forty five years is stepping out of his role as president he will remain with the club in some capacity and it is going to be filled with a new position a sporting director that is going to lead the entire technical side from a soccer point of view doyle. This is a club that came into the league with a lot of energy part of cascadia. I thought for many years as one of the most fun environments to watch games in. I've never been and <hes> they made the playoffs pretty early in their existence and then played the galaxy. Call robinson took over. There was positive moments negative moments they've sold one of the most expensive players seles history but it's been on a downward role for the last few years. Is this move enough. It's been moments. Leonard uzi got eight years. There's nine years really if you think about the ramp up to try to build something that was year-over-year sustainable and teams like the rebels showed <hes> you you don't need to spend copious amounts of cash to be a consistently good team in this league and vancouver have never really been that the they've been a yoyo team one year in two years out <hes> never making any kind of noise in the playoffs he still with the club and he's he's done a lot of lot a lot of good work in vancouver from what i understand but i think this feels like it's it's the right move to try to modernize a little bit <hes> and if you look at getting a new president getting new coach and i know they've struggled this year but i actually think mark the santa's very good coach based upon what i've seen from his teams in the past. I got to see that san francisco delta's steam close up quite a bit <hes> back in two thousand seventeen <hes> i. I do think that this helps in the wrong in the long run but it's gonna take like it's not happening this year and it might not happen next year as well. It's gonna take some patients is can take some vision from whoever they sign in as the sporting their account vancouver fan say look at philly look at san jose wise. It have to take so long. I mean philly. It took a lawyer ever. They hired jim curtin at twenty fourteen. They made the playoffs. I think once in his first three seasons i've never made noise and then this year their second place in the european <unk> better examples to us. They were saying look at san jose. Why why does it take some mitya's. L. made is literally the most successful manager in kaka calf in like the last fifty years just in terms of the amount of trophies. He won for the amount of seasons that he coached chiefs like mitya's. L. made his not replicable almost in in a lotta ways. Now you can say okay all right. Go out and get that guy but it's not clear who that guy is like who's the next the next one to do that and also by the way the quakes might not make nick playoffs though it's not it's not exactly a slam dunk. <hes> i think that the the smarter play here is to trust that mark the santa's past i both as an assistant and as a very good head coach at a lower level <hes> and then you know hopefully they keep signing academy products. Hopefully they keep finding guys in the draft. They've gotten a couple of decent ones over the last few years <hes> hopefully they can build that core and then get the the type of dp signing who can elevate the players around them. It is hard to do it this direction though where you get the sporting director but oh you already have the manager you already have the head coach because if you really want to give the sporting director the keys you'd like to have them start with hiring manager and and marco santos i agree. I think he's he's <hes> you know proven manager in to be successful over time wherever he's been actually not even over a lot of time he's been able to find success quickly quickly. This has proven to be more difficult and he needs some support because the days of having the manager do everything all due respect to bruce uh-huh is is sort of behind us in malaysia need people to go out there and be able to run things look in the market find smart signings oversee the academy adamy and then the manager run the first team and try and contribute elsewhere but it's harder to do it this way then in reverse so it'll be interesting to see does does does have a say as far as who the sporting director is. How did these two mesh together so that's part of the challenge here for vancouver whitecaps right now in the last place in the western conference on friends but still alive because everyone's still alive because it has been chaos as season. It'll be a lot of fun to watch got a great week of soccer coming up when you talk about m._l._s. You talk about expansion mansion. I can neither confirm nor deny but there will be an announcement at twelve thirty pm eastern time on m._l._s. soccer. That sounds like you know something. I i don't even work here so i don't even know who are you talking about. Don garber will be joining the group m._l._s. for the lou as well as the saint louis mayor to make an announcement taylor twelve and we'll be emceeing seeing it. That's all i can confirm. How would it be. How do you guys feel about this recent development. M._l._s. for the lou. It must be louisville. Wow that's obviously the first action dole has to go in for me. Oh sorry the announcer. We'll be occurring in a city called saint louis. Oh i think it's cool. Saint saint louis is i think we all know that kind of the ancestral home of soccer in the u._s. If you look back every men's world cup roster since nineteen thirty of you know the u._s. Team that's made it has had a guy from saint louis at least one often multiple <hes> it's a i talked to twelve every now and again. He says it's going to be like portland. It is going to be a town where as soon as the m._l._s. team is in there it matters at the highest level and it's going to be selling after seller. I hope that's what we get help taylor's right about this as the portland fans were going to your games before that i'm not saying saint louis i wasn't they're averaging like six to eight thousand monitoring the city yup <hes> but this stadium is supposed to be like kinda right downtown very easily accessible via mass transit via the highways out there i i i hope it works and i hope they have an immediate heated in hate-filled rivalry with both chicago chicago and kansas city. I think that'd be yeah. Susannah andrew on the shell last time so we had a lot of the midwest and how people hate other midwest cities but in reality the way they hate each other other cities. I think is still like nice for what we do on the does but i'm not totally sure that's exciting news. We'll see what happens with that one and outside of melas action. We've got leagues cup semi-finals this week double header on tuesday <hes> eight thirty p._m. Eastern time club america against tigress at a sold out b._b._v._a. Compass stadium in in houston that one's onto d. n. e._s._p._n. Two and then it's followed up to double header with cruz azul heading to the l._a. Galaxy ten thirty p._m. Eastern time as well on the same two channels donald e._s._p._n. Two and two deanne and bobby all four of the teams were required to put in their twenty. Three's that will be available for selection in the eighteen going into this game and you see some really strong groups from crew club america from t- grass from cruises will and they'll a galaxy who got through with a rotated group in the quarterfinal order final knows latin. No joe santos nope avant yeah. It's frustrating david. I talked to hercules go meet gomez gomez dr gomez a lot thought about the m._l._s. league match ups and one thing he says is legal <unk> amex teams do well because in the line he uses they want got to win everything even in marvel's right and then we see the m._l._s. teams and yes. They're midseason whereas league max or early in the year they don't play their stronger strongest lineup and it seems to me that if you truly want to be in a league club not just any club right i would argue that any club needs us in their d._n._a. If you wanna be the los angeles galaxy in credit to atlanta united headed for going into camps and playing a lineup and playing with them mentality that could win that game that is why atlanta united isn't a tier of ahead of everyone else right now because they we have this ingrained their d._n._a. That they want to win and everything whether it's marbles whether it's soccer whether it's walking down the street and i find it disappointing at the l._a. Galaxy with all those stars in that sash and all that pomp that they claim to have do not approach this game like they have to win or die. It's not a bad point. Although for the galaxy it worked for them in the quarterfinal. They might win and credit to them if they have the depth to win but it would be a stretch. It'll be interesting to see starting next year. You assume l. a._f._c. Win supporter shield. They'll be all right bob. Charlie has already said they want to contend for open cup. They cared aired. They just lost the team that it looks like maybe as their worst matchup and then you start to get into leaks up in campinas cup whatever they qualify for. It'll be interesting to see how they treat. You're if you're in if you're in you cannot be got right but you could be in camp yonis cup win m._l._s. cup so we'll see what happened. You guys all just finished saying the galaxy might not make the playoffs offs though yeah it doesn't matter. I got no problem with that. You income american might not make make make your the l._a. Galaxy man make the playoffs win leagues cup win it open cup win champions league win campaiogn as cup. You have a sash on jersey for crying out loud win trophies. Every trophy bobby warshaw ladies for can't be onus cup what happened last week felt like a big moment in the environment in the atmosphere around the game i think when you wash club america t- grace in front of a sold out crowd with the best teams they can put out there against each other on tuesday. Everyone's going to be like oh leaks cup here now because it's going to be good soccer. It's gonna be fun to watch. I i know caitlyn's going to be locked in. I will be there like galaxy game but i'm excited about that one because zule. It's a very m._l._s. centric team so that'll be fun to watch them. Go up against the l._a. Galaxy in that is most of your soccer for the week. So you have a double header on tuesday. You've got three games on wednesday robbery thursday and then we go into the weekend <hes>. Is there anything else you could want in life david what rivalry looking forward to them for this week yes <hes> that's a good question. I'm looking forward to el chapo. It'll be my i'm going. It'll be my first one. Yeah i got there for leaks cup three days after it last time and they were like you should have been here last. Eric can let me ask you this. I've been thinking about it. A lot since philadelphia came into the league a decade ago now. It just seems like d._c. Versus philly. We should should be one of these rivalries. Maybe not at the level of montreal versus toronto just because there's so much history there but like the proximity the is there. The fan bases overlap obviously play each other multiple times every single year and hasn't happened. Is it just because these two teams haven't haven't played each other in big games yet. I actually i have an answer to this at least from my own personal experience growing up in harrisburg my family thomas flip between pittsburgh and philadelphia. I was raised. The philadelphia sports fan everything. I grew up in d._c. United because we didn't have the philadelphia union philadelphia people harrisburg people we were already had an allegiance to dc united made it awkward when the union of philadelphia team in the same way that the sixers and the eagles and the phillies were philadelphia team so i didn't know what to do with that relationship. I wasn't going to switch from d._c. United to the union but at the same time i didn't necessarily want to cheer against philadelphia team who had the same brother in his all my other favorite place so it might take a few more years or like maybe honoration yeah all right good answer you look at the games by the way friday night is the southeast one orlando atlanta and then followed by cascadia cup saturday. You've got new york new york which his also you've got toronto montreal which is great oursel- colorado snick raimondo's last ever rocky mountain cup game tim howard on the other side so that's pretty cool environment firemen that one will be in our cell at rio tinto and then i ever hell israel at newport stadium on sunday is going to be pretty orange. That's going to be pretty cool if you remember when they played late in open cup before cincinnati was in the in major league soccer in columbus brought like a huge section they fill the whole portion and cincinnati. That was the first i win. This is what i'm saying right because i'm sure there were cincinnati-based crew fans who as soon as f._c. Cincinnati started to exist. Drop the crew like a bad habit man and like this feels like a real rivalry already. I want philly in d._c. To get there anyway sorry i think and i think there's an easy way to solve. This thing you get in. The car just drives him fill in d._c. And just stand on the street and tell people he needs to be mad at or the philadelphia is hell not gonna take it anymore. Exactly exactly. I think that's what you need to do. I also the time when philly came into the league it was we didn't have the same build up as far as geographical rivals and i also i also. D._c.'s energy was spent elsewhere. They have the historic rivalry with the red bulls red bull which by the way red wolves fans having n._y._c. a._f._c. in their back yard or saying well l. d. c. arrival so no old school red bulls fan say that if every red bull fan but i think they might say it to be cool. I'm not unconfirmed whether or not that's outside of just watching those games whether it's d._c. Versus red bulls or n._y._c. versus. The red bulls. It comes through the screen at you. There's a different feeling when it's n._y._c. Oh i see yeah i can neither did. I don't know things change. There's hope for you. Yeah things do change <hes>. We've got some more coming up on thursday for you. Of course we'll preview all those weekend games. We'll talk league scope and we'll see who's in the final which will be in las vegas. You're going i'm going. I'm going in the lead up to the league cup cup final game for the game. I don't know if i'm gonna go to the game okay. I may be here covering it but i'm going to <hes> yeah. I'm going to look at the kind of build up to it. Okay in hoping the galaxy get there because i would just make my life a lot better okay so l._a. If you could do us a favor all i listen to bobby's pep talk. Plead fellas win everything. That's your job could pep talk by the way it and you're right i if you wanted to be the barcelona or the manchester city of byron munich of the event of m._l._s. you have to play every game like there's a trophy on the line you do in the complaint. Will you know salary cap. How do we add people. You just added. Pavonis yeah like you don't have a hand behind your back. If i'm jumping on bobby's point which i agree with you've got a stacked roster and you have the ability to stack at times like now. Let's go win soccer games. I i actually think that's a distraction. David takes away from the point. Forget the money dude. I would say the same thing about the teams that spend the least amount of money in the league. You're either that kind of puerto stops that kind of organization or not. You don't have to actually win everything but you sure as hell but our play the lineup and have the mentality taliban approach that game. I just don't see it from enough of these clubs right. I don't see enough of these clubs. Where if you don't win you can't breathe not just as players but as an organization organization and that is an inherent competitive advantage that the league teams have over the teams that win or or suffocate emotionally feeling. I'm i'm sorry if monarchos or santa or puma was in this competition. I don't know that they would have the same ability because it does come down to budget your ability to have a deeper roster and to put players out there consistently and still be able to start good teams on the weekend or when you do rotate still be a good lineup so that does come into part of the factor and i that's why i say the galaxy because with houston chicago and salt lake. I understand the concept of we're fighting for a playoff life. Two uconn played their first eleven. Yeah because tigrayans men went after them cole your credit for that and they should have won that game as well but you can understand the concept. We've got big playoff games. We don't have enough players. Whatever okay we'll see what happens on tuesday. We'll see how it all spins out. We talked about defensive player of the year last week about who are options are in luke south. Mart says y'all giving mad disrespect to robinson. He's holding orlando up by himself. Yeah he's been good. It's not rolled his eyes and saw he's been good. He's been a top half centreback. He doesn't deserve to be in the defender of the year conversation but he's he's been good and he deserves probably more credit than he's been given so top fifteen centreback in the league that makes no stop centreback defender centreback that doesn't and get you in the conversation that puts you. It's like a top thirty. Okay all right well if you actually. I don't know you have them higher. I dunno probably not now probably selena. I mean just off the top of my head robinson's zimmerman. I it's a gora cigarroa parker long. Maybe neither nor aw oh in two thousand nineteen right now. I don't know where no and collins and sands. I don't know if i put sands there yet. I don't know where matt hedges at this this point he was strong earlier in the year a little are we talking now. Are we talking. I'm talking. I'm talking just centreback scott. I'm just glad we got to put justin glad in there that the on-off on-off splits is back in the convo just when when oursel- we when justin glad plays this year they're eleven three and three with a plus nineteen goal differential when he sits there one seven into with a minus fifteen goal differential undersold one seven and one one seven one with a minus fifteen goal differential. Those on-off splits diego chara level. I throw <unk> biala in their over yanssons as well <hes> report young worth yes for sure i was forgetting about fluorine flurry in young earth and people will say like people that watch the quake's allot don't understand how important he has been to that team yanssons has been good. Sinai has been pretty good as well but they play with three defensive midfielders in front of them all right. This is why we do the mail bags that you guys can get yelled at by your heroes like mattdoyle well. If you're not watching on youtube he didn't see i roll so go on youtube. Watch the show. The full show comes out on youtube every day of course your favorite podcasting apps in which you can rate us and give us five stars and then we'll be better at what we do. I don't know if that is how that works but i'm gonna assume it is eric. Erickson here wants to know when we'll steve ralston land head coaching job in major league soccer from saint louis is he from saint louis what what is he. What is he doing this year because he i'm looking at right now in the bay area assistant assistant coach with a c. saint louis right now. Does that sound right now a._b._c. Saint louis closed like six years ago yeah he he was the interim after michael stara got fired and it's the current saint louis k._f._c. louis stanley he was he was the international megastar gave her. You said he's still in the bay area. I i mean i don't i don't know if he's he went winless as an interim head coach. Oh yeah but it's it's very i i liked the way his team played i. I hope that somehow he gets involved with this <hes> saint louis team because he's a he's a legend from the area gave give. Let's say if you're looking at former kaelin car teammates or are you have a great coaching tree count. Yeah i actually thought wade barrett did a couple years ago with the with houston when he had a run as interim head coach that team went from a disaster under coil to like really really solid will bruin put out the tweet eight and that's why he got traded he publicly said nattering back in the sky yeah probably said bring back wade barrett and then what they're doing now <hes> so give people an idea. You can do it from houston point of view or just general. What are the names. You'd wanna see in the houston. Coach salt lake's looking for coach. There might be other teams looking for coach soon. What are the names fans should be looking at to see who their teams interviewing and who could be the next generation of had goes. I don't know san jose getting almeida and i changed everything. I mean you would never you same thing you talk about the interim head coaches they had and then the names that they were sort of rumored to be looking looking at they went out and got oil said one of the best managers in the region so <hes> i would love to see houston gopher that personally like i think with the team him that they have the makeup that they have of that team style of play that i think they could play if they could go down and make a designated player level all sign as a coach. That's what i would like to see. Miguel herrera would be my dream choice. I would just love to see if he was in houston. I mean that would be completely game changer and he he wouldn't just call a city it. He would punch us for sir. I mean but i obviously uh-huh club america right now but i don't know here's a guy who's said he wants us. In the past. I don't know who the names who who the names would be showed. Dilatory would be a big one former mexico achievements but we've seen the impact you can have on a roster where you look at that san jose team and we look at these longer projects vancouver and how much time might need to take and then other united with data obviously spent differently yeah but how much a big coach can come in and change things so i would love to see houston. Go <hes> out there and and go for it. I don't know of saint. Louis is going to take that sort of big. Step you saw austin go with a little bit more of a tried and well. I don't know he's never had a head coaching coaching job but someone that understands the system has worked at the national team and m._l._s. Josh wolff who i think those are those are really good hires but i would like to send out he went out in left field and sign ron's yawns. Everybody wants their club to do it. I i would love to see houston glutton and show some ambition and after someone big. I think that the the name that that keeps popping into my head is at water day. Who's one of the best young managers in argentina right now. He had a cup of coffee with the union at the end of his career. <hes> you know he's been. I think he played for miami miami a._f._c. When that was a thing <hes> hano guy knows the country knows the country at least in his rousing team. They won the argentine premera last year. They're not as often as good a start this year but the play beautiful soccer minute tijuana as well that didn't go as well but i thought that team the reason it didn't go as well as because he tried to get tijuana to play actual soccer club cannot play actual soccer. They sit encounters act. I i would love to see a team gopher day but at the same time let's not overlook the fact that you can get a guy like geo salvadore say out of the local second-division here he was with the n._s._l. <hes> <hes> for a long time and like in his first m._l._s. season he leads the timbers to to the playoffs or two cup appearance so like make get a global search made it a local search as well and then end up with your get the right coach and then for for the sake of our content and up with your klinsmann police i saint louis it is to point out anthony tony pillows. His son is the manager he was with orlando city as their reserves managers wells in a youth academy coach and he led them as deep as any the u._s. Team went this year to the quarterfinals. The open cup so proudly has an opportunity at that job specifically but as we mentioned there are few openings around major league soccer and there might be even more you never know <hes> last one here dylan from appleton wisconsin. You guys talk about bringing big coaches. He wants big ownership. We talked about what celebrity would you like to see. Be a part owner of your team like james. Harden is with the houston dynamo. I said liz oh and minnesota shot outlet and then everyone else talks about connie because everyone else's basic <hes> dylan in appleton in wisconsin wants this ownership group to come together and create and i'm a less team in wisconsin. He's got aaron rodgers soccer fan apparently man city and a part owner of the milwaukee bucks j. watt who is a native of some place in milwaukee that i can't pronounce it and of course is married to a professional soccer player <hes> wes edwards is part of the milwaukee bucks and an aston villa owner owner. I didn't even know that in all combine. They have a net worth of just under five billion dollars. No jay demerit come on you. Gotta get jada did come back with the p._s. Jaanus pretty good in the market. I don't know if jay demerit many right. Obviously you gotta get embiid into the philly groups. Although someone saying he lives in new york no one knows. Let let us know who you want to be your ep coach for your m._l._s. team as well as your steady that when harry for the quake's they go doyle's just gonna rattle these off so we're going to cut it off and then we'll just we'll we'll post that on later marvin bagley darren fox for for -cremento apparently he could do this all day. Thanks so much for watching. Thanks so much for listening and we'll talk to you on thursday <music>.

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Who Will Challenge Liverpool?

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Who Will Challenge Liverpool?

"Welcoming soleil sedition afc nfc. on don. Thomas will today show in the premier league. Chelsea with the win against west ham at stamford bridge beaten by three goals to nil silver in the first half opening the scoring in brace for tommy abraham giving chelsea their first win in three hits to discuss. It don't hutchison frank. Leboeuf and craig burley. Craig chelsea went pretty but they got the job done which is something. Obviously they didn't do against wolves in the previous match started to get back on one and ways particularly as the top tables getting very concentrated now with all these teams and back-to-back defeats did not. Well i didn't really play well tonight again. This email line them but as a result listen Of west ham hearts. Abet more than the final fault. Which we know they're going to have at the moment. Things may have been different so it was a result that was dug out yet. The goes on born says bought for long periods. This game was pretty. Frankly talk didn't we off the defense against evanston and wolves that chelsea needs to mature. They need to know how to thirty. Did we see some of that today. Well a little bit. We didn't see a lot as a craig said he knows. We have to To give in mind. Go three points in that seat. I think he's not really a fair result for the amherst. Because i think the maybe these overdraw But you know they were pretty good at the back. Two goals chelsea was these movies about the referee fairly dismissed for me and chagas survivors may be the man of the match scoring the goal being strong defensively But i'm not happy with the with a full watch. I saw In the middle of the park. I think there are some empty spaces so much to say again. The fund will only keep the three points and this may be the main things to get lately because with two defeats before as you mentioned the only thing they needed. What's wrong with you frank. They decided to wait. And was sean target in the game. No i mean. I mean you you you you only think about. I watched the game. And this this sacred sean. Target was suggested teamed undeserved anything from the match. No no it's not. It's not that simple football complicated. That i think for an hour jesse suffered on the field and my two. My two colleagues will will back me up on that where we so very strange way of playing after twenty minutes. They are the the they were leading the game for twenty minutes. Suddenly something happened and the way of leading the way change change dramatically and. I don't know why. I don't know why some players we're in the wrong and didn't do the job but i'm not happy. We we the way the play. I'm just happy for the results. Let's it don't fragment mentioning. The strike is simone and no goals in ten his worst run a four years. What's happened. You saw him in germany. Yeah i think there's a case of looking pretty tired little you know tonight you looked little bit. Jaded matlock left unsought doing lot hard as normally does it. Works incredibly odd now. You still see him. In inaudible she looks a little. Bit tied was one way hud. Nfl on thought. And it was sort of a scruffy lit left away it trade destroyed second off fest. John's on these right thought excited. I torch second particularly good. One go to wipe from iraqi ball. Think looking guy who struggling for all bill. The don of this chelsea side. This pecking itself at the moment. When everyone's minorities james wasn't available is the buck four. We saw show. We'll take a knock against what that's going to mean for this weekend against arsenal adot knob. S there and the goal is. That's that's nailed down the rest of a beverage issue at the moment. I don't want to over egg that putin because the goodwin but as a bit of a an issue in terms of the balance don't like genuine near with conti push forward again. I don't think they need because deep well czechoslovak and come up with bolt and passed the ball and it can it can split. The centre-half's outweigh chicken. Dropbox here near a and defense. I don't like the to them in this. Say i echo. The what is only half the is going to have to over. I mean he seems the only one of the front three the moment. Sandro people in terms of seems to play all the time. When available in abraham's banana jerus- benon banana now always been injured but venus seems to be the constant is locking maybe tiredness but it looks as if he's lacking confidence to me israel. I mean the finish was during the first half. The ball was delayed from christian pulisic. I thought it was a purely tame. Volatile when ellie. But i've been saying he still had a feet denigrate chance in the second half. The abraham first goal was actually a horrendous short from tim. O'brien also is going to be really interesting. Come the weekend. Lampard's team selection is going to be because that was far from fluent. And here's an opportunity to go to the games at the emerson. Really you know. Trump will on top of this. Say that i've been really recently. So he's tim. Selection is gonna be really interesting. Frank i want to ask about that. First goal brilliant header by iago silva. How do you defend. That will definitely not like the amherst did. And i think it's a tactical mistake for me. Always being you know. I think you have to. Who more responsibility on the players when they have to mark their openness and which is not the case it's zone marking so everybody takes his own zone and doesn't re- care about the openings and we saw bo and a little bit close to chicago silva but he wasn't the zone when he came when he went forward so we let it go let him go and jaguars was completely alone in middle of two players and you know when you go back to the dressing room. You cannot say to a player you know. Why did you do that. why why. he didn't keep her democracy on jugo. Cba nobody's responsible so nobody's guilty and the end of the day. Everybody is the even the coach and mainly the coach. I think you should take your open on and make sure that he doesn't go forward. I mean it's still. The ball is important. The opening report important so just look at the open and keep him close to you. Make sure that not too much but make sure it doesn't go to the ball but if he doesn't it won't school that a simple as that but if you do is mocking it's impossible to see that way of defending. But they must be marriage there fasano mark dome because so many coaches do doing and to be fair. You know these gopher geogra- silva isn't something we see. I suppose that regularly or why don't we see than well. A couple things are aggressive. What was it full. He was the from screen for less time. Always be told when when when you're operating with the from screen and the first one has to be decent in the end cresswell's good aeneas he got into the full men friends right when you when you malkin the big combination. You've got to get much tights. Econ allow jog silverman zuma to get a jump. You know. john's g get extra tight. You got underneath them. Y'all going beat you with the ad s as for them is just ahead. Down Monzon into nola and they won titles Stems from in my opinion. Creswell not be could india Streets trying to do not job Do a second look at what that result that means For chelsea regarding that position in the league moving up at the table after a couple of bad results. I've forgotten where they are in the table. Where are they fifth. Still though off the pace with regards livable who the league leaders often impressive victory against crystal palace. Who would that biggest challenges craig Liverpool's biggest challenges city really. Don't think i think city are clearly the biggest slowish star not walloping teams. That are way more solid at the back. And i think the planet eight eighty five ninety percent of the moment debrecen not playing brilliantly in the middle of the park so i think absolutely with us because i watched just short on all of a sudden united team to watch so scenario. Because i think that's where you're head with us. I asked a simple question craig. There was love until you last night. An utterly stupid question last night on the show which wa twenty. Four dollars steve. Thank you bird but you the boys yet. Where you wrong about scout note. We're fourteen games into the season. If your man. United we are thirteen games into the season that says smidge off a fifty three percent so to suggest that anybody's right or wrong because of some early season form as absolutely ludicrous. Because the time. We of christmas and new year period. The whole picture can have changed again. It can have changed again. you know. Ah craig kendall when you were gonna get round to shoot homing towards this our money. United the biggest challenges debate. Because i can read your mason. I asked a sample question right. And for a man who never watch the show. He's are you say well versed won't happen yesterday. But he's exceeded your expectations as an socia- to get them in this position. Oh i'm just not listened to the last minute of say hub. Is these expectations fail. Teen games enter premier league season. You may have noticed. Recently they've been bumped tend to the europa league champions league right so that's a that's a black mark against his name don't focus on yesterday's performance because as clinical as it was limited l. I have rarely seen a team with the talent of leads. And they have some good players be sold tactically naive going away to one of the biggest clubs in the country and trying to tell arguably your best player calvin phillips by the way in england international young that whatever bruno fernandez goes the field you must follow him thus leaving one of the biggest gaping holes i've ever seen in the middle of the part and then by the way taking phillips and he's midfield partner off as a scapegoat for your horrendous tactics so many ways as good as it was me united i have never seen a team plenty. Another clubs hines and the bills. Did yesterday so enjoy it but do not get carried away told her liverpool's biggest challenges not man city that eight points behind with gamons. The win like five behind the would've stopped. They can't afford to get a little leads by budding. It's monday nights at the moment. It was taught him last week. They find themselves. It's all my god only try. It's helmet law chester city on your shows with necker recently. Hold on hold on. Hold on what i'm trying to sell you is is everyone's flying the second position liverpool miles than anyone on the dot tv again. Can i give you a reason. Well i'm gonna ask you something. I'll put all the way for you. Who has the most. You've seen recently obviously mining rights and concessions and franken chamber nephew. But i think is a good chocolate iran. Don't who's the most lightly liverpool apart to really consistent run of games together your question because you're judging unmanned city last year and the year before you're judging on what you're seeing from mansa. Now what clean sheets for fun waiting for your top strike. Combat your best players as learning goals scoring dawn. Who's most likely to a string of six seven eight nine ten victories together migrated mindset. You're not taught them man in under really taught in a minute. I understand what you're saying about mansa because they got the capabilities. Don't see craig. I see them losing too many games. I think the welfare the block every one of those like where original deadly my zone is loose. Unlike the wash. I don't know exactly what you're saying. And if you are said to me last season season before could win. Seventeen games on spain. mindset yield along. Now look at them. And i don't see them blowing away all right defensively to go better while again just sitting at nil nil nil the always given him the chance so remained just correct. This remind me here because something's come on these like just can't remember eight point series filling in brighton. Recently journ they drew right so seem to run together because liverpool not perfection as weekend. Not perfection points. Cleremont city liverpool. Yes yes and so. You have a game and honma point as set. You're the best possession team to a runner results together. That may or may not put pressure on newly leaders liverpool. Who have drop points this season on the road right now because they are ruthless. Before you really see where you're coming from liberals next to you got us west brom in newcastle. every chance. they're gonna win them. Both of them game with him. All right not illegal illegal. Not league over. Tell you what i wouldn't want be given liverpool at eight point headstart or more. Let's bring franken frank. You're liverpool's biggest challenges. I would go with craig. I will go with for manchester city. I think he's the only team capable of catching up and getting some good results to To to put liverpool endanger liverpool. Awesome game stupid games. I think how much how much was the result in all can happen during the season and like three weeks ago. We say chelsea can be the contender then two weeks ago. Was tom can be the contender. The last week today or yesterday was manchester united. We don't talk about my sister cd. But if we all look at the all the strength of all tim that we have the only team for me right now we can catch up because of the history of the club late adult the history from last year and the year before and the player that they have. They're the only one for me. Make me think that it can catch liverpool. Of course they we need to to to to drop points of course but they will. They will be like any other clubs to this this invincible mountain city. That's gonna put together. Lost five two against leicester drew one one against west. I'm andrew one against leeds. They're going to win. Analysts said lever not exactly perfectionist moment. Either the the big loss at villa the deadliest points brain dead lose points blue l. Them these this is far from perfection for liverpool. Either that's the point and set. You're the best possession team in terms of the squad with players to come back without even plan where to go and challenge. Listen i'll tell you one thing. I stand corrected if it's not and no particular order liverpool city as the top two at the end of the season of sin flashes from. There are those jokes light united and a sports. If you can call a flashlight tottenham sets you have the pedigree with a notch squad to publish on any potential mistakes that maybe we'll have with engineers not forget eleven. Say that gordon has to go through. The bulk of this season still hefty christmas and new year period with the best defender on the planet and virgil van dyke managed on occasion. Pretty well up to no but that's a long season as you know so. You're almost cronin. Liverpool champions dawn wooten thirteen or fourteen games in does twenty four macci's left to be played. That's a heck of a point. Now your nickel your neck if you wanna do. You don't show you a nickel youtube channel. Athen i'll pet you to her boss. Peci pook segment. Change your mind it. Say muncie drop points over the next couple of weeks. Well it depends. What liverpool do well just told you we're going to beat west brom going to beat newcastle. There you go. let's see let's see just reminded more of this nonsense over on our youtube channel. The boys answering your tweets on extra time Be sure to check that out. Yeah hanging out with some friends and having a few drinks few becomes a few many and the evening comes to an end and people's thought ahead out you think of calling for a ride. Now you live nearby. You can make it home okay. It's no big deal and the odds you're going to get pulled over anyway and even say what's the worst that can happen. Your insurance goes up. You lose your license. You lose your job you tokyo car. You kill someone. Everyone knows about the risks of driving results at tragic and often deadly however. That still doesn't stop everyone from getting behind the wheel under the influence. That's why police officers are out there right now. Looking for impaired drivers on our roads to save lives. So if you think you're okay to drive after a few drinks think again but it safe plan ahead to get a ride. Only takes one mistake to change your life. Someone else's forever drive sober or get pulled over. It has been a miserable season so far off. Our snow currently sitting fifteenth in the table. mcgraw talking about the recent run of form said last year we want against everton with a twenty five percent chance of winning you in three two last weekend. It was a sixty seven percent chance of winning any primarily game in history and nine percent chance of losing and you lose three percent against burnley and nearly seven percent against spurs and you lose. I took it down. That percentages must have been watching the shore so it must have seen a youtube from try. Not because he's as he's mean we'll see doing well. Gee remember when louis van gaal komo united three or four years ago so when i think it was big some holidays has suggested united. Play more long balls in has sade. After he'd said holidays please long balls. In our days. I think but stripped back over the many stop press conference with all this paperwork and starts and the press officer look if she wanted to be anywhere else in the world bassett and there because it was such an embarrassment whoever's not said to this guy today or whenever it was less you're just making yourself utterly stupid here because that's all. As i mean to tacoma funds funds are interested and less than two dot balderdash now absolute torch about twenty five percent and seventeen percent now and four percent chance. When they're they're looking at a league table said look where we are looking at team say look up performances likley way a bomb. Young's played look out defending a keaton changing the team every week. They're on the percentage. I can give you. I think oh bianca one hundred percent correct that if he keeps rolling out gulf like this as well as performance is like the weekend then it will be a socking for him sooner rather than later because the and by the way the boys will tell you the players will be addressed room absolutely role in about laughing at nonsense like that. So you don't give them respect. You lose respect by taking that to the media. Don't here's the thing has been around long enough. I know he's. This is first main coaching job. But as a player assistant coach so surely know that going to the press and saying they will only result in ridicule as opposed to anybody. God you're in fifteen but it doesn't matter you're right because these percentages make sense. Why is he so naive doing this. I've no idea on his desperation. It can only be desperation because nikola tesa- has an intelligent mount. He knows the guy who knows what he's saying. You know all these percentages here than everywhere. I'll set you back to a game of months ago when guide west. I'm also an westbound absolutely awful and also schooling last five. Ten minutes of the game in would not taking those senators in against whether nick win nick. The point here than everywhere is teams in a horrendous. Full michael ask the question. Today are also in a relegation battle and i couldn't get my head around it the whole coast enough because look get out of it but then you look at it and you go the rule not their own position screen manages scratching these out rubbish. The players have lost confidence. Nolan's used to be scoring goals. There's no plant anymore. Closer to relegation to ludicrous. I know because we're all regime out of it. But at the same time become peop- craig's rolling out the same plans rolling at the same place boost games losing games. There's something happen and the courage on and end up. Losing his job will be ashamed for. I'm second guessing things here. But you would have a feeling he would be in the dressing room saying similar the players. Going look at the stats. the percentage. You know we should have won that game. How does that come across the playa who are on this horrible run. So they accept any of it. Of course not an awesome would Would leave the dressing room. People say well aware where that guy leaves another planet. We just have to look on how we play. And and the way we we we play and the and the player that he may be picks Would not working. That's the only thing and as critics say everybody will be laughing and see. The guy lost lost completely. You know the comment of the of the squad. It doesn't. I'm sure it doesn't even believe in what he said. The funds don't buy it the player neither and we don't either believe what he said. So why did say that to justify the fight. He's fifteen in the table. And because it's it's a cortra- fossil he shouldn't be in that position but maybe sometimes just keep on working be quiet to find a solution but then comment like that because you suggest any played will ever on the weekend done it. Doesn't i mean to two fluids. It and i think i said the weekend on saturday on the shores lesson had more of the ball in the second half and an injury the not i think. That's all the heightened game a good minute do with everton because as i said we can ever on gender not. I've got a hub of dropping off particularly when they're in the league saying okay we'll get bodies behind the ball and we'll years charleston covet learn on the council attack so that smoke and mirrors the chance against on the head a bit more ball lesson. I'm surmising here. But i haven't been addressed. I can i know what's going on here is is gonna of man alongside them in the courtroom stuff. Probably who've said is to clean that biden all these starts out. Oh yeah yeah yeah look into starts you know. Look this look at look at the possession and look at the territory to give an some. These suggested to him that it could roll this outlet it awesome. I can get a feeling of and been in situations where of lesson to court. She's talked four or five of them amongst each other the nonsense that he might beget now is done. Said is cleveland guy but not a felt of any nonsense so if a big game coming up against manchester city yes. It's a cup game from this moment tight but the most important thing for them not to get an embarrassment again and that will depend on. What side one episode. But more importantly what the decides to do it because this could be a pivotal week chelsea the weekend ruling all gulf to the media plays. We'll be talking about it behind his back. I don't know this shit is ceiling with a sale at the moment and that's blowing in the wind will ever it goes. Nobody knows craig. If you're in charge of that ship captain to carry on your analogy. You've got as you say mentioned. It said he got chelsea. Bryce and you got west brom before the fa cup you got four matches. What do you need to see those four matches to keep the joel. Well as think stevie pointed out the weekend is clearly laid. The problems are fundamentally deeper than than than venga than emory. Never new coach. And i'll tetter. The goes a lot deeper than that with player. Recruitment and so forth but as a said on saturday when the pressure gets applied. And there's no funds at the moment and the new restrictions there won't be any foreseeable future but when finds we say that when precious getting apply to a sporting director or board or ownership an online social media humming all these people. They will look for a scapegoat whether we believe peta as enough time or not. Owners chief execs unsporting directors. Were look for escape. God because they never wanted to be their fault so if it continues as only one scapegoat and not as the manager so results would be the question quick results whether it's ugly. It doesn't matter like chelsea got tonight. A yoga went in the end but it was job done if they some of them playing great job done for the time being of we looking at another five or six potentially straight defeats potentially or by going to be an interesting john. You don do. We say no wins in four. And he's gone. yeah. I think so as long as you'll is your competitive in the months it you you lost you. Been your showed a fighting spirit. Some graph than you lost the game not the end of the world. If you went into the chelsea game you showed the same sort of character on the spirit you go or you drew. Not the end of the world. If you lost against brian and loss against west brom. I say how joe well if you lose against chelsea west brom and bright and on the game could probably go because it's in the cup and you make changes new year's excuse but those three league games dawn efforts three straight defeats and others around them are and done the ball while there's a big decision to remake his little bit of a break then as well before new council in the wake up and crystal palace in the league is going to be interesting to see how that plays out but of course you look at their priority at the moment. Is the game against manchester city. Cool the final stages now the care about cup that is a game on tuesday alongside brentford against newcastle wednesday. Meanwhile see stoke take on spurs at goodison intriguing tie between everton and manchester united. And you can catch all those games on espn. Plus they won't be a happy holiday for marcus. Ceram we of course Earlier in the week they'd be handed a one month. Wage fine by gladbach added to that today. The german that buying him for five games and added forty thousand euros of the fine as well. You sing spitting at the weekend. Gladbach our eighth in the table by munich. Meanwhile this weekend Certainly to two points top after a two one victory against the pilot advocates. And but i want to start with the team that currently say fifth in the table in brusett dormant is welcome in case keller and steve toronto to the show stave goes they get a win and then they lose. We kind of knew this wasn't just about the personnel. So i suppose the question for brucie don't and fans going forward is does it. Matter what coach you have to get the best out of the players that currently within this squad absolutely i think coach is extremely important. And i think it's important to to match up a coaches quality qualities in their locker room or on our on the chalkboard but as well as his personality has to go along with the club's You know a philosophy And so i think that's key moving forward. They need to find a coach. That fits this team. Because it's going to be a lot less expensive in other. Go changing entire team and try to find players who who will match the coach. So it's it's really really important that they think this next decision. Right whom save. If you were in charge he would you bring in well. Honestly i think jesse marshall fantastic job. I think he has the right mentality. I think it has the right energy levels for public bruce dortmund. We certainly has the champions. It gives parents now through his run with salzburg. He understands how the bundesliga works his time at And i think it's it's a fresh face. And i think that's what this team needs. I think it's it's a fresh person a fresh face. And i think he would Knowing bruce up very well having done some shadowy and work there last year during a uefa pro license. I think he would fit in there like a glove does fit work for you. Casey probably don't know enough. Steve obviously has a little bit more of the inside track on that. But for me. I think it might be too big too soon for jesse. I'd like to see him. Maybe go to a mid level club. Prove himself in the bundesliga before he then would take over at a at a borussia dortmund in. That's why i think you're looking at or borussia. Dortmund is looking at marco rosa from gladbach as possible. Even though right now the league form of blog isn't matching the champions league form it's going to be a lotta. Obviously a lot of people are going to be putting their applications forward for for such a prestigious club. But yeah i think jesse's An opera an option obviously markle rosa's the favorite right now so So it'll be interesting to see the direction that dortmund goes because because obviously they're not firing on all cylinders right now. There's something missing and it's going to be up to a new manager to figure that out. The one positive from that defeat was of course the first go ever in the bundesliga form cocoa becoming the youngest goalscorer ever in germany domestic football. Steve and we knew he was going to school because we knew about him. But the quality of the goal was just something else. Yeah unfortunately he's so young. But i have to say we've seen him do this time and time again And so you're absolutely right. We knew he was gonna score. Maybe not in this fashion. But it's a lot of classical cocoa. It's smart running inside the box. Very goal oriented and his finishing is clinical at that young age to to be able to finish You know that well and not need that may chances that is Extraordinary and it Is the reason why he's already making a statement for himself and getting games in the first team at a massive crowd. Like bruce dorton. He's sixteen casey grandson. My grandson yes. Thank you but no. He was unlucky not to have scored earlier. Went off the post match before you hit went off the post so really it'd be he's he's proving himself but i think the question mark is if you're going to challenge the likes of a barn munich burn. Munich is doing it with tried tested afifa players of the year. You know not a young sixteen year old now and yes. He's the sky's the limit. But i'm just wondering if it's maybe asking too much of him right now particularly with the absence of holland and we'll see you know how quickly he's able to come back into the new year as you mentioned before sleep. I mean top of the table off that victory against by advocates. And how many times have we seen this over the history of the ten years they go behind but then they just get hold of the opponent and just make them submit quality fields. And we've seen it time and time again. A player like a robert laszewski will punish you if you make mistakes in your own half and this is what they've acoustic unfortunately did twice. They gave up easy passes in their own. Half and were were absolutely capitalized on. These are just the mistakes by Love and they always capitalize on and they've made an limiting audit This is the difference between you know. We've touched on before between them. Experienced high-quality sides like munich finished players as opposed the likes of bruce dorm. But it's the depressing thing watching this game. Casey because skillful and obviously as well as by munich did in taking the chances the cianci's would give them bye-bye laverick. who's using. This is your chance you know you're in control of the game. Just don't mess it up. And then obviously they did. Yeah very much. So i mean i thought labour kuzan approach to the game really. Well got that fantastic. Patrick schick goal on that on that volley off of the corner and then and they were in the ascendancy for all for most of that first half they were the better team. And then you know. Kind of a mix up between centreback and goalkeeper and next thing you know the equalizer comes and then the second half wasn't a classic affair and and it was almost as if both teams were were thinking. Well you know if we get a goal grade if we don't you know the ones not the end of the world and then the second to the last kick of the match eleven oscar pops up and gets the winner and you could just see the deflation in labor kuzin going into now. What is an abbreviated winter. Break for germany. But you think of how that's going to be on labor couzens mind knowing that they had the opportunity to be top at the break. They threw it away right at the end. And you know will they recover. A lot of people have thought that labor kuzin were maybe over achieving so far in this first half of the season if they could have gotten a result against byron that would really lifted the confidence but instead as you mentioned same old story biron find a way top at christmas and now with the return of kimmage affonso davies getting fit the squad. Get stronger a one horse race. Unfortunately i think barnes just going to continue to run away with it in the second half of the season away for the bundesliga this week. We saw western kenny named As a american player of the year. Casey you on three times as the plane goalkeeper. The yes yes. Congratulations to west. And i think there was a there was a question mark When he went to vent is just how much playing time he was gonna get Was that the right move. Obviously to get out of shelter was the right move but to go to go to venice. And he's really gambled on his own ability and even interview with peer low this week saying that he just continues to impress and get better and better and he's getting more and more playing time as this first. Half of the season progressed chipped in with a couple good goals and you know hats off to him and he gambled on his own ability. And now it's a matter of just continuing to prove himself with uva and and then hopefully a great run in the second in in in in the beginning of twenty twenty one is qualifying starts for the us national team. Would you have firm save. I think so. I think there's a case to be made for christian pulisic as well But i think westerners on fantastic. And i think is Is improvement battery on the field but also in the locker room the just as a as a young man is considered a improving so i i think he deserves the votes Forty four percent. Believe and Yeah congratulations to him. And hopefully this will be one of many steve. When casey one is awards. Did you mind the fact it was going through. A goalkeeper doesn't necessarily speak worlds of the rest of us is becoming a three time player. Some of us out in the field. We're not doing our jobs very well. No definitely no hard feelings. Casey was fantastic in. I'm carrying it. The casey one. That's fine that's all right. We can read between the lines Boys thank you very much. Just remind we've got jimmy cup action foyer this week tomorrow. Ause berg against lives against double-handed fully. That's at twelve thirty that's on. Espn three folow by amtrak. Brenton's feick take number brusca doorman that is at two o'clock on. Espn three the ramifications. Still being felt in off l. Afc surprise three one victory over club. America took place in tuesday's comcast champions the final against teague as as a club america fired miguel herrera saying that results and also our attitudes on the pitch up to the standards of the institution. Three-time us player of the akc calories with us zero times. The hercules komen joins us a surprise. You this news today no. It's not surprising. I think you guys know enough about me getting to know. This isn't the first time something like this has happened because even the second time it's actually three or four times we've seen in physical incident physical actions of come into play the last time. Something like this to this magnitude happened. He was coaching the mexican national team. And it was after gold cup right in the philadelphia airport where he was in altercation. A physical altercation with the kristen margin only a mexican commentator and that costs him the mexican team job. now listen. He's been on turbulent waters for quite some time down in mexico for results and things that have happened. This was just the cherry on top. They could no longer afford by the way he was giving a brand new contract. Just put pen to paper recently. They could no longer afford to have him as a liability. Which is a shame. Because he's one of the winningest coaches in all of mexican stock order. Winningest coaches in america's rich history. But this is par for the course for casey's been linked to a number of mls clubs. Should they roll the dice. Should they again absolutely not. I think the last thing you really need is to bring that circus into town You're you're fighting for legitimacy and obviously this is a situation. Where even club. America's said this this this this can't be accepted. We we need to be better than this. And then for for all the points that hurt just made of what an actual obviously. He must be a good coach. You don't win that many games if if you can't figure those things out but but you can't have the antics Both on the sideline obviously in airports and things like that. And it's it's the last thing. Mls needs is to is to bring something like this into the forefront and just mls needs to be more about the quality on the field and less about the circus behind the scenes geographic hook. I said would sit here and say that he thinks it'd be. Dan spoke to set by the way. It's a massively great idea. He doesn't know why. America fired me. He's he's upset. He's in tears. Let me tell you. I actually am very torn apart with this because i agree with with casey sane about the circus and the antics. And you really want that sort of liability who will take on that liability but case you also mentioned the quality in this hemisphere. You'll find if you coaches with type of quality and who've succeeded in so many different places. He's a very good coach players. Love him they think the world of him and they play and he gets the most out of every single player. He's coached but how much of a liability are really willing to take on. Oftentimes we see major league soccer. And we think it's kind of bland. Slot leaves where's the personality. We don't have these characters. We don't have this color. How much color do you want. How much of a liability want so. I'm very torn. This part of me says the dice. You could do far worse than that. But if you're a major league soccer club if you're an ownership group that has billion dollar corporations nfl ownership or whatever it may be. Do you really want this type of figure being the face of your organization. I it's a toss up for me away from club. America focus shall we own the final as it stands as we go to air west available for. He is suspended if i was to give you the power of concacaf. Would you lift that suspension. Absolutely i was spend memo show even more. We gotta get rid of these type of action. I know what people say. What about carlos. Villa taken a diverse groups there are different levels of embellishment carlos. Vela isn't trying to physically injure or eason trying to kick out an opponent. If i had the power of the video that i just saw video that many you will see yes. Everett was made available. Should be made available. Excuse me to l. afc and we should have this great final knowing them. I don't know. But if i were to do it. Yes you should play casey. What did you make of this game overall. Look i wanna give l. a. of see a ton of credit obviously goal down and then being able to to come out of halftime and get a couple quick goals and then and then hang on and then and then obviously after it was level playing field to get that late goal to seal it from latif blessing but i want the antics to leave and i think the problem. That concacaf has right now is. There's no mechanism in place to be able to retroactively. Watch a game and say okay. The referee missed this one. But this is wrong and we need to get rid of this this type of situations and look. We talked about the the huge Marcus toronto suspension from the fbi and the bundesliga kaka calf has nothing in place to be able to watch a game and to have a mechanism in place for l. Afc to even appeal the red card. So yes. I agree with her. That i'd love to see to us to be able to play the final but you can't change the rules in the middle of of a competition and it just again shows you how far behind concacaf are in these types of situations and they need to address this immediately and they need to move forward in finding solutions. Obviously that is much more rude way of talking about the antics but unfortunately we can't talk about it. Because i'll get in trouble. What did you make overall. Did they cross the line. Yeah they crossed the line news embarrassing. I think social media should never be a bar for anything but if you are on social media during this game i think both sides were embarrassed with what was going on. This is these are things we need to get of. You've you've both aflaid you've watched one is played into different culture and if we took this game showed it showcased it around the world cap would be a laughing stock around the world for the football that we showed on both sides the way that players were provoked in the way they reacted it was it was not. It was not indicative of what this region really can't showcase but quite frankly in quite sadly it is a great of what concha calf has been over the years. And when i was watching this game i kept thinking. Oh man these. Mls teams keep fall into these traps. All man this keeps happening. And it's not just. I guess inclusive to major league soccer teams fall into the trap mexican teams doing it. It's all akaka cap for this. Prevalent is something that we need to get rid of the final then on tuesday according to the spic grazer favorites. Fifty nine center. Forty one percent. casey. I'm gonna i'm gonna ask you a question you want to be able to answer but with your sound is hat on. And if you polled of sound is supporters. Would they want to win. Oh that's a really good question I think so. Because i think i think. Mls wants to represent itself well against league mx and it's not now if you if it was the timbers in the final. Maybe that's a different answer. But i think l. afc. I think they'd like to see seekonk. Cath win this tournament. And i couldn't be a a better opportunity. You're neutral site. You're in a bubble. It's not a home and away. You don't have to go on the road and and deal with some of the circumstances that sometimes you have to deal on the road with fire alarms in your hotel going off all night and things like that so i think it's a huge opportunity in l. Afc is already taken out three mexican sides in a row. Why not make it for. Who's going to win man. This is such a toss up but with the twist is not plain. I have to give the there might pick them beginning. They've got just a better roster overhaul and you talked about whether the seattle fans would cheer for elliot. I could tell you something. The galaxy fans won't be cheering umbrella of see like the monterey fans won't be cheering for. That's the way it is and these rival type of settings you can have the league behind you as much as you want and it could be machies versus am. Elastic could be usa versus mexico. Everything you want but when the team that's representing your league isn't your team. It's your rivals. All bets go out the window. I know the majority of galaxy galaxy are hoping l. Afc does not win as far as if they will win. They've got all the momentum. Carlos vela seems like a man possessed but on the genetic is probably one of the better players. I've seen in north america. One of the better players i've seen league machies and i think they've got the better team. So if you're asking me which way i'm going to put my money on. Its with us. Does it teach us anything absolutely. It teaches you a lot. It teaches you that there are correct ways to do things in major league soccer And it also teaches you that something. That's very simple. I keep hearing money doesn't win you championships. But major league soccer with the salary cap the teams that are willing to invest willing to bring in that talent oftentimes find themselves in this position a few years ago a year ago a few years ago skews me. It was toronto. Fc and those multimillions that they invested in giovene go and vasquez brady. And joe's ed bradley. Josie when you have more talent is because you could spend onset talent so yes. This does teach us something money. Isn't everything but it can sure. Do some damage in this type of competition. Gentlemen thank you very much. Nfc them the full team from melissa. Make it through to a final in this championship in this format. They of course are looking to be the first one to win it. Also in action tomorrow your vendor say conferencing that game live on espn plus you can check out to forty how big gains in spain as well athleti taking on real sociedad and it's also vied lead against barcelona as we leave you just confirmation that concacaf of held the suspension of a that he will not be available for tomorrow's final now is it then that brings us the end of today. Show is pointing the extra time. I probably should be sure to stay. Tuned don frank and craik entre nous questions. Welcome insulate sedition extra time. Thank you as always for your tweets. Don frank and craig with answer your questions Will you guys be real kasey on christmas day down. Small is just as good for me and my full year old two year old and five month old son. I believe producing reporting on christmas. He yet which will then. Go out and christmas day. So that's something to look forward to bringing the change close to make it. Look as if you're. I don't even know if we do that anymore. Doing knock you go. What i mind if manchester united wins this year's premier league craig will all the experts resign from. Espn please answer this question for a simple no off. Of course it's not. I mean go go go on any going any channel around the world and any pundit picked who picked the league i i'll be lucky if you could pick one out so i don't think anybody would have a minute wasn't the league so And by it's not gonna happen school. We don't need to resume don't resign for making. Don't resign for getting. The prediction works Obviously on yes the show. I asked the boys. And i might as well. Okay because i'm just going to enjoy the ons. Yeah do you only gonna association an apology. Well you know we touched on this on the role show of just recall the today i as i said as i was gearing up to come on today i saw. He's had twenty four hours to mull over one of the stupidest questions and this is this is a high bar. This is a high bar because you have asked many many stupid questions over the years. This only gonna source car one as as potentially one of the one of the worst because we're only fifteen games in your mind united and so we get into the season you know who's to say my united won't be forsakes. Her knows so why. Why would anyone say they've got the holy ghost got wrong. Fifteen games in off the back beaten a team that will just promote it from the championship ship. I'll tell i'll downsize expecting more abuse to be honest for dawn. Event is an ac milana. Only the two teams. Who are in this season. Who in sarah milan or you all probably neither in indian the same. You can give the same answer. Craig stewart inside. Don johnson milan win and sit and talk good formal and then it's just a case of you've i do. They only do they you know. They don't play grateful all they get the job done. They'll find a way of getting back to the top in the league and they'll probably naked this island sadan to answer because of kante and you will find out and get it done. I said you've i could grind outlet normally do before prediction. I'm saying nine that you've able neither. Ac milan ongoing up. Frank have you ever made any lost the super tackle where you like a fool the one or three we three one situation like kim bandmate against lille yesterday that was some challenge Don't think so. I think what. I saw yesterday's absolutely fantastic. Four against one good injured pull. I'm string kept him running for five yards. Ma maybe the nicer stock ulli ever seen in my life because he was such danger yet already yellow called You could get on a red one. Bid made the perfect taiko. No i don't remember. And i never seen somebody that position. Getting injured keeping running tackling that way and being successful. I mean how does mr keep him because that was a challenge from success to failure for dawn. Why do you think the west ham side. You're wrong relegated. Considering the talent that was on the squad also anything that was better than the current arsenal team team. Yes it was better than the current also without a doubt. We went down with a record fully. Two points will never ever happen ever again. And of no idea why because team was full of internationals quality all over the pitch the season before we finish seventh with exactly the same squawks manager for whatever reason just off the coast that he's too flamboyant and going down with ridiculous. Some were saying you were too big time. Don within that squad. Yeah billy big billion. That's what we heard on ya out out like the county. Oh canoed say joe cole. Also when you use the flamboyant adjective because you big time to realize can we help and we say a belated congratulations Who would you like crash. Craig mancha's united for one in the league. All right here we go back there. So i i mean these these these people that tweet end these absurdities these these ideas that tweeted about managers and success. Fifteen games there. Something here is were you very much gloom. You said soc also wrong man is going to be a disaster but within touching distance of the top spot as opposed to frank lampard aviv law. Did not you haven't been that. Nasi to within touching distance. Now i just united oh go and sit with all those. Muppets tweet these stupid questions. Utah you telling me that the for you chelsea finish high the manchester united. I think i'll be a liberal city on a cost one thing between those you know. That's good for soc. Our isn't it yukon yukon. Well what what was good for mind. United continually finishing bill liverpool and set the f. Indeed dot smart hopkins. Tell me i'm intrigued. By issue of historic late pushing for success success and dominating europe and england and all of a sudden. It's well let's first and four. Let's that's gonna be great so he's not. The chelsea chelsea have had success obviously as well. Recently transferred bond nevada. Just got some say right. I'm pretty sure frank frank. Craig tip and taught him last week wasn't it wasn't i don't want that again. I mean we talked about it. You you live a fan. I'm so i'm just looking at my watch. And it says split up just touch with houston tower. It said four minutes left before you liverpool goggles right. Tried to the package. Yesterday's sonia sleeps dawn. What's on your sleeves. Oh is captain. He's still on slipped down. He takes office tops says cultus jordan. Frank's amazing how it's amazing team a couple of results and all of a sudden source cargoes from been like right. Now he's going to be. It's is quite amazing. Ho- fickle people. Out of the people are saying that he already exceeded sir. Alex when it comes to expect oh my of the back of your your You'll read yesterday. Would you rather make a prediction before boxing. Day or score peninsulas I will i rather gopher prediction after before books in days. You respect because we'll never know yes. I respect goalkeepers. And i will never do that to keep her. I didn't do i schooled fifty penalties. I never tried wants to do that. Because i think he's only disrespectful. O cranky used to take penalties. Would you consider a peninsula disrespectful. I didn't care unless you as long as in the bucket and they couldn't care getting to be honest rusty. But i've never tried them. Don't right as we know. You're a super mathematician. What percentage chance when you give arsenal to finish in the top ten talk ten fifteen percent fifteen percent you ought to talk for top six zero so you'll send on ninety percent chance they want no idea. Eighty five percent eighty five percent chance that they might the top ten don something no chance of finishing itself sakes get which what am i fad. Why no other pundit expert this is. The expertise is prediction. We're not there to give prediction. We have to give our expertise about the game. We see with your boxing becoming a prediction. Show where we have to guess the future. It's okay so what you've seen over the last fourteen matches what you you you. I mean you've been leaning that show for years. You know all food work can be complicated and how hard it is to just a white. If i if. I was so good at it. I will bet every every week you know. Full for the premier league. Yeah there won't be a billionaire. Well but i'm not i'm wrong. Many times offering is unpredictable. It's why we love hanging big gets wrong. Opera filled the show we used to you. Remember we used to get your milk and listen. That's exactly what this is no social media. We used to get used to come by a carrier pigeon. I mean a lot more sayings. Bachman yep opennow. Paper pen and paper trouble is just too many too many buffoons. They're not right. And we've got filtering issue with filtering washing-up good question this is fine. What was a good question is floor this question. I'm just talking. I'm i'm generalizing. Final question frank. Between the american accent jackson and british accent which is the most difficult to understand. That's a good question for us. You know it's not about prediction so english accent. As opposed to british accent british british british would include score. Yeah yes exactly. Well the scottish accent. And i'm sorry because i send you very well but scottish accent is the most difficult accent for me to stevie understand stevie. Very well know stevie. It's no it's harder to understand. Steve either new. Yeah for sure you see when you out with steve. He talks to people. They have no idea what you're saying in crank probably for the best. It does talk some strange people. Whenever i'm steven doesn't even understand what he says. Yeah whenever whenever some of the other guys played golf with They'll come up to me and next week. And i'll say oh stevie say yeah it was great fun with no clue what you're saying so all my own little dogs. Perfect axon wise. Yup we've reached. You'll time that's it you're off. I've got another show to do one. It's talking a lot more common sense than pow. Well joy that they don't go up. it's just go. oh you're wrong all scouts. He's at a couple of good results. They're going to be champions england this year. I think not goodbye. Thank you very much more stupid. Predation on tomorrow's show Sure to join us. And franks moody's down and what is wrong with him We've act tomorrow. Not all these sure to join us.

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Men in Blazers 03/16/20

Men In Blazers

19:58 min | 10 months ago

Men in Blazers 03/16/20

"This is Rebecca Lowe. Will Rebecca if you listen to sub optimal radio and you on this thing to men in. Blazers on the NBC Sports Network. It's Roach my first quarantine pot recorded from the world of distancing realize. I've actually been keeping exactly the same distance between me and other human beings as Jerry mean and maintains between himself and opposing attackers corners. At all times I'm putting after what's been a hard. We came for all of us. One almost entirely without football. Which in a way which harder for me than the experience of self-isolation. I'M NOT GONNA lie. We were on the verge of turning many places into a league game XS all the time. Twenty four seven podcast. I spent all weekend aching club. America cruises all. The big won't then just as soon as we charged into that shutdown baby. They'd watch God love you to you to save at the forbidden dance of Football. One last time was so good to see. Miguel Herrera wasn't it? It's a movement if nothing else in which we should be reconnecting with old friends that watching the spectacle of a massive game played in an empty as Tech Stadium was just confirmation that sport without the passion of fans at the office without Steve Carell. I'm taping this on the day in which I may have some bud everything should by rights believes into livable. It's march sixteenth birthday. That would have made the loss all the more savage in the Evanston or crap Bennett Family WHATSAPP group. Happy Birthday night. I love yea instead. Let the rest of the weekend it was going on. I just spent hours watching what foods three Liverpool Nail Wofford to Everton. Three on repay. Oh my favorites. The're woolcock getting say bad things again about your promise. Jeff Oh pay at bryce Kirsch Brown preferred to save that e-p-o-c-h defining politic out trick own the loop. He wrote Aka the good old days. Nick G nine nine. Five is a person after my own heart. He reveled in just quote the I ninety four minutes of Advertising Age Newcastle. Well this podcast is designed to bring some love into your life. We will talk about all the big news. The biggest essentially the big news the best news in the world of football yet. That means we're going to break down every single second of Alex Oxley Chamberlain's dance of death on the stairs. If there's a problem with his girlfriend comb wait for him to explain to cloth after this is all that he did his ligaments in the Standards Board athlete twitter. It's the best twitter. We'll also talk about the prospects. For resolution in the looming. Bottleneck mid is a return of European football at both the club and international levels decisions on this gives me solicitor in the hands of football's bureaucrats. What could possibly go wrong. There will say everything is going on in the world right now. Italy spayed England guarding. We love you. And of course across the United States of America all of the things we want Scott so hot under the color of war w fixture pile ups wants with that. Even Manchester City's European and own with it now. Seems like trifles lecture as you so eloquently right in his letter to Liverpool fans over the weekend. First and foremost all of us have day. Whatever we can to protect one another in society. I mean this should be the case all the time in life but in this moment I think it matters more than ever. I've said before the football away seems the most important of the least important things today. Football and football matches really on important at all if it's a choice between football and the good of the wider society really is not contest. Really it isn't. You're speaking more sense than almost any politician. I've heard there's a words to live by this. Podcast took my words to live by full of woods on to live by. Its debut avenue men in Blazers phone line. We launched it. Say We take your questions big and small about football and about life you can call six four six four five zero nine four seven to that six four six four five zero nine. Four seventy and leave a voicemail and then we're GonNa want and so the best questions think of it as many abilities is talk radio. Check Shite get answered suboptimal Leon. Wgn Fo- P PULLED. You have left. Sim Gorgeous questions. Some stores have true human beauty and some wonderful crap. What this for Nick in Austin Texas? I'm just wondering how win. The Premier League does finally cancelled their season. How won't Tottenham Find? Doing disappoint me. Oh Nick Finland Austin Texas. I come wait for that. Jc We really a press conference in which explains how this disaster were living through. Somehow it's all undone bolaise. Volt God love you Nick Conway to raise brisket with you. At Franklin's barbecuing magical city sued. Okay onto the big questions. Hi Raj safe here within. We're both students at the University of Michigan. Ann Arbor Up Chelsea and go Colorado rackets and we have a question about The end of the primarily season in determining results. If the primary question I if the primarily season is the rest of the season is canceled Do you ever get relegated. Just based off losing four nil on the on the weekend and then second if the Li ended today who gets Champions League who gets relegated who gets who gets Europa League. How do we determine it all and deliver champions? Thanks for us. Thanks Dave and Listen to the POD. Cheer one fed. Oh Hail to the victors valiant hail to the conquering Heroes Hale Hale to Everton football club. Here's where we all in the US the CDC's just recommended gatherings and more than fifty people are going to be postponed for the next eight weeks. A sobering thought every single sports team often. The New England Revolution would have guilt when they read that from a European footballing perspective. While the world's football around post funny tweets or sneak out and break quarantine to play football in the Mason mountains style. The action turns who gaggle of owners and bureaucratic administrators make sense of a series of unprecedented interventions and almost impossible decisions. That's a European club. Football European Club. Competition the champions e. Europa League and of course the mighty your which were meant to be youth or this in twelve. European cities is one quick this moment at Port it only says to reinforce how colossally stupid and arrogant decisions to hold the World Cup in Qatar and a euros in scattered sites across the European continent. Were football the total hubris cut again. The administration is going to make these decisions just for a collision of self interest and the awareness. They're going to set precedence. Say No one is key more than us. For soccer to return and biogas listening with Dave. Jay DUBB's May it's it's critical that we'd be real estate right now because football like society is really well. There's nothing I would love. He dreamt about it last night. The Premier League's return returned to normalcy. That's what we're craving the rhythm of Rebecca throwing to the tunnel to pre-game handshakes to nineteen minutes. Spend watching police shorts. I let the pole and Sweet Sugary Sports Drinks Mike Dade. He's walking we watch. Let's be honest. It's going to take some towing fee for recommended. All international matches previously scheduled to take place in March and April should be spooned until the Tony can take place and they safe and secure environment last Friday which already feels like months ago primarily. Put the season on pause until a weekend of April third. Let's say that hope is deeply aspirational? There's a need to retain sporting integrity by having all the premier league games kickoff by a certain day. I understand that by also know the sixty nine primarily players out of contract on June the thirtieth which could lead and trigger an anarchy if you clubs favorite star not you. Jolson the Kemp's to arrival club the players. They need a ton of tongue. The semi we don't think about but to pretend to match fitness sports scientists suggested that elite athletes in the one day of training for every day of isolation before they can be much fit to advisory fourteen day isolation which already seems optimistic. Doubles the twenty eight days of action. All that means the league conscious fire up again with the flick of switch you look at what the NHL doing about intention to stop mini training camps. As soon as they can as much as we'd like it to football cannot just return with a click of the fingers background what we do know. Uefa meet on Tuesday to untangle the euro's and Champions League Anyway Peleg. They're under incredible pressure to postpone Euro Twenty Twenty and kick it to the summer of two thousand nine hundred. Eighty one. To allow the league's to finish the premier league is then scheduled a meeting of its clubs on Thursday to start to determine how to untangle the matter a champion's European places relegation and promotion from the championship will ever to be awarded a mid-table place. Big Big question the so much rumor flinging around hench people like West Ham's Vice President Karen Brady claiming one day that the season should be. Tim believe voided and then writing the very next. Liverpool deserved to be champions. The truth is football. It's always seemed all powerful and is like the rest of the world at the mercy of Corona virus is completely confused. The rest of us all. We know for sure. We're going to have to expect more and more positive viral tests for the players for the backroom staff in the coming weeks that April third the premier league originally gave is a goal for resumption does seem optimistic. It seems highly putative and if the League resumes much later than that. We're going to leap into further uncharted deeply complex territory to me at Slu down. I understand the anxiety. I understand the need for certainty. I also know idle mind Jim too stupid conclusions. I understand much so my football needs to charge into making complex hard deeply unprecedented decision so quickly. When we don't even know how hard Europe in general in Britain particularly are going to be hit by this virus which when you look at it is in early terrifying stages to me. A decision can wait quick note for some positive thoughts before we take more questions elbow. Dots. Positive thoughts. Big Love to all of you. Listening here were medical professionals or have medical professionals in U. families. Those heroes. Whose offices are ramping up. Not closing down at this time days. Have you on the frontlines? By the way those of you are not the rest of US people. I may people at you listeners. Few of US love a bird more than me. Let's be candidate and many of you. Right now are feeling indestructible. The swing of the war. Spirit going around. I understand that we don't why cower in the face of threat but please go to both tonight. The medical staff working triple shifts risking their lives to flatness curve. All I can say is be smart. Do your part okay onto another question. Raj this is Jordan from San Jose. I'm a Liverpool supporter and crowd bald. Man Let me ask you your top. Three bald goalkeepers of all time Tim Howard Fabien Barthez. Brad Friedel well. She got choose courage. Income through siding is a trick question. I think you saying me a trap and I'm going to fall into your trap. Everyone knows the answer to this question. Top three goalkeepers of all time Bradley goes on Bradley US on. A number three. It's Mr Bradley Hughes. We take questions. Remember at six four six four or five zero nine four seven two six four six four five zero nine four seven to chat shied get answered sub optimally on wgn. Fu p the bold. We'll also take the order. Even this one came in at Minimum Blazers Jima Dot Com for Mr told some a police dispatch rudge to Paraguay to interview. Run Al Dini. I want these playing in a Paraguayan. Presently the chance for a Sports Emmy and then investigative journalism is yours for the taking. Seize the moment off toward a would go but the sports emmys hate men in. Blazers told you you know for those of you don't know the story Ronaldinho the former boss Sir. I'm Brazil Great Paraguayan prison after being arrested for the alleged attempt to enter the South American country. We have a fake passport imprison. It did what you do in prison. He join the soccer team. Took part in a five assigned for alternate. He only scored five goals and delivered six assists to lift his team to the trophy which will get to. In a moment how proud he must have been this World Cup's to on the Champions League each one. He's went Syria. He's definitely run. Lalita Paraguayan prison trophy must've just tasted so sweet. Literally tasted so sweet in a way. The scribe in a minute but I've thought about this story a lot. Moldova over the weekend. Can you imagine being jail and just living and dying for that football tournament aching for it to come around and then you opponents only bring in the with the Ringa it must have just been like seen him strahl devastating? I mean I will say brace yourself. It's going to be some incredible transfer news breaking out the Paraguayan Prison Leagues in the weeks to come teams lobby to get someone proper hard on their team to counter the Ronaldinho. Get me down the drink water. Get me hope. So let them be or ring fief street hardcore addition the price by the way with a sixteen kilogram pig a pig. Yup Steve Bruce Calls. It could prison rules. Bacon the Best Bacon Premier League. If you're listening a trophy made out to be. Can you see an incredible way to meet the Premier League even greater next season? Last question from the gray. Gaap Henry Pfeiffer who designed beautiful jock tag on our own very club back in December. I'm calling to ask you all are obviously going to be cancelled as a minute. Blazers podcast just in going to evolve into a book club podcast and if so have you considered doing how to think like an open. Roman emperor besides plastic of Marcus Aurelius which I'm about to finish henry wonderful. We took about books where we got James Milne Accounting teabag videos to feast on for days but away huge love to James Mills. A man who invented social distancing decades ago always been way ahead of the curve. Yes the will be books on this. Podcast will be occasional television wreck so B. movies. They'll be love. Tim's of books are posted on twitter. A thread yesterday of my favor soccer books of all time. There are dozen great ones in there in terms of culture. Do find the daily press conferences both national and local watch a divorce find them incredibly debilitating and I wanted to show my kids how I grew up thinking about American values American spirit in times of global crisis say vessel hard with this and decided to make everyone rewatch roommate band of brothers the HBO Classic Have Been Rationing. The series out for my family one episode every day. And it's been it's been magnificent point experience. I mean the show is made for now. Humbling reminder of what drew me to this nation as a kid in the first place what made me want become an American in the first place global leadership courage and sacrifice self sacrifice all that they found the US extraordinary performed over and over and over again by the every member. I watch it's humbling inspiring. Let's say let's channel out behavior now because whatever with being with. It's nothing nothing compared to what Major Richard winters had to grapple with and watching. It even makes me forgive him for ultimately becoming a Liverpool Fan. But not for the trombone. The trombone forgivable one loss. No our heart goes out to all those high school seniors who after miss out on their season a season. It closed the closed without real finality in these uncertain times. Clued him out. Closure David Silva Premier League Manchester City style if you are a high school football or the parent of one if your kid or if you as a player had your team senior season cancelled we want to hear from you email men in blazes gmail.com just email. Us ally and we'll be in touch. I remember in the woods of Jeffrey. Nicholas Martin some wisdom you. Favorite team concussive. Solan destroy your dreams. If it doesn't plight look on the bright side here also. Hashtag that one. Come on you spurs tool if you raise my bud. Keep distancing keep on trucking. I love courage.

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Taylor Twellman on ESPN's new soccer show, Josef replacements, Chicharito, #CCLFever, Cincy job & much more!

ExtraTime

1:10:04 hr | 11 months ago

Taylor Twellman on ESPN's new soccer show, Josef replacements, Chicharito, #CCLFever, Cincy job & much more!

"You're listening to extra time driven by Continental. You're feeling for that matter. I feel a lot better. Bob Go ask those courses should tell me. See saffy how I find out what's going on in the MLS cutoff cut laws. Maybe this podcast is influenced me a little bit as well. Everybody up here. Every single day goes into the office into the laboratory trying to cook up some great stuff for you guys. That's why these here from New York New York you are listening to extra time presented by continental PNC mls studios in midtown Manhattan. I am with my single solitary partner and soccer. David Ir Docker. You are saw soccer's or might you know what this is. The core of the show. This is more building around all these other pieces. They're interchangeable as a manager. Just need the first name of my team sheet David Gus Spine exactly. Yeah I guess I am. Now I mean it's you know I'm a I'm a spine heavy person and I'm just thinking about your anatomy and weird weird ways. Did you see this? Mls Culture thing before we get to tailor woman indeed CD's on the show. This is classic. This is like extra time in a in a twitter. Yeah so Hashtag. Mls Culture and then everyone is tagging. It I've got I one here. At how sixty eight. Mos Cultures Having Kumar on your team. Exactly which is clear skies played or knowing who like Jacob is or who played at seven different teams by the way we were talking about tall e basically we got. I think who you were thinking of was Justin Braun. I meant that we were the Adam. John Comparisons were rolling. We had obviously Aaron Schoenfeld as well. Mls Culture here from Kruvi man is having to explain who your team is in your own city but having fans know all about your team on the other side of the world yes or culture is when you get a better reception from you know when you travel to another city from those fans than you do from other soccer. Basically agencies are mls culture is seeing a billboard for another team in their city. 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We have a team which woman coming up we've got a packed mailbag look ahead to the last week to But the inevitable happened if not inevitable was tim. Howard Aslan Goalkeeper for Memphis nine zero one. He's bow. Who would have seen it coming those times that he said. I'm retiring on. Never play again but didn't sign a goalkeeper for his team. Well we know he's back. You've Landon Donovan's first year. As a head coach. I know that you do a good amount with US L. Championship off this weekend. I'm excited Yup. There's some good stuff to lock in on San Diego's putting together decent team Miami F Season League. They put together a strong group temporary route. He's one of those groups that so he's fairly experienced obviously Phoenix again New Mexico. There's a report out there. They've put in bids for stadiums. It's going to be like a whole cultural center. Everything that New Mexico United has done. Did you see their ad? Campaign is awesome. So there's a lot to be excited about. I think a lot of new teams that came in last year really finding their feet coming in. And then you've got like San Antonio signed a sixteen year old out of their academy future. Yeah the future of the more. We haven't even mentioned it somehow. Louisville City have their New Stadium. It is complete. It is beautiful. It's incredible to see that in American soccer North American soccer in general but the championship is a sign of. I think what everybody hopes. Are Things become? So you ever been to Louisville. I have not been to lose. I have neither been leaving. We doing Usfl ROAD TRIPS. Talk to produce an honors about where budget stands. We'll see how that one goes. Championship starts this weekend. Espn plus along with major league soccer. You can watch them both there. You probably have that myself from three PM Eastern time on. Espn PLUS NEW YORK. Red Bulls do against the Tampa Bay rowdies with Connor. Lade Cool O'Connor ledanois Yup. Yeah awesome we have a bell just bashing Adrian Heath gnomes against your Coffee Cup. That's our DP bell because there's a new one yeah victim on Yama from spurs out of seemingly nowhere. Somebody pointed out there on the last show that you said that mantra weren't going to spend big and they might not have spent big hero on again me. Say What do you think about twenty as a player in his Prime Game Changer? And MLS someone from Montreal mentioned to me Diego Chara plus ground coverage would be elite and MLS. Over his years and Tottenham got clean on the ball. Simple I passes can come into the attack late. If you're trying to build up would be a game changer. You add that to tighter and however fits into this and now you're going into the conversation of one of the best central midfield. Animals has struggled with injuries with his knee. Only twenty eight years old so still has years if he's healthy but I don't think there's a huge gamble on this and from what I've been told. He was really excited about being a part of this project. To the extent where he may have actually reached out I and approached on read about coming over and I said that I didn't think they'd spend adding. This probably fits in well of you. Don't have to pay a transfer fee. So there's a huge guarantee upfront. If he's good he's great if not you can kind of move on as restart to get him in a year or two and they said look. The contract is three years. That's the way putting the release but in my mind as I think about. Mls I'm thinking okay. You're one guaranteed years two and three options. We'll see victor when Yamazaki holds up because you mentioned era. He's Chara. They hope it's not DAEGO CHARA PLUS. They hope he's Diego who's been incredibly durable and impactful and like a constant for Portland basically since not basically since the jump in. Mls If they can get seventy five percent of that with Obama that's a huge coup for them and they can also have. We think maybe some flexibility in the contract speaking of DP's there is a legacy here. And David Beckham started it just a little. Psa for you. The Beckham Affect a David Hawk. Forty five minute. Documentary will air at nine thirty PM EASTERN ON FRIDAY ON F S. One. Get your against big congratulations to will coons helpfully those efforts here within Mls This is really. I've seen the trailers I will be tuning in because I have a kid and don't do anything or go anywhere. You may should fire up the DVR if you plan on going out whatever it is check it out. Let's get into the weekend. Let's start with this yes. Soccer is what we focus on but there is much more to soccer It's all about community in my opinion and I thought the gesture from the timbers and Mirror Paulsen in the wake of the Tornado in Tennessee. The hit Nashville. We've all seen the footage of David a calms house or apartment or whatever that is ultimately the devastation wrought in Tennessee timbers. For Sunday's game against Nashville if you use the Code Nashville. Strong to buy a thirty five dollar ticket with no fees. Fifteen dollars from each of those tickets is going to be donated to the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. So that's really cool and as someone who comes from Tornado Alley who has cowered in his basement. Who has hit under mattresses who has wondered if this was my day because I know people whose day it has been and it's it's just it's devastating My heart goes out to everybody in Tennessee. Everybody affected everybody. Who see the trickle down from something like this We hope you're getting the help you need. And we're so glad that the community is coming together to help you out so That's really cool by the way Portland Nashville. One of the predicts six games every week and opportunity for you to win fifty Gran predict six presented by MGM. Here the six games. You are predicting this week. D. C. Miami. That one's not only this Yonne. Watch it on twitter also today as well. Toronto. Nyc AFC GOOD ESPN plus game tsn. Up IN CANADA ATLANTA's since That's going to be interesting galaxy. Vancouver those are all on Saturday. Then Sunday Portland Nashville on. Espn tsn LLC Philly. On F S One and disown in Canada. You had to pick one of the Games win lose draw. You are going for points here because I don't think anybody is going to win the fifty grand unless they're like seeing the future because now the one last week could you. I picked out to win. I also picked Minnesota last week. You won the one game. No No. It's different than winning. Been Getting all twelve right. I already spent fifty days. I live data. So let's go this one. I'm GonNa just spin the wheel. We're GONNA Talk Toronto. Nyc AFC you gotTa make a prediction. Here I'm going to points twenty points for a Toronto win because they're at home and then forty for a draw or forty four NYC AFC win on the road of course why CFC preparing for CONCACAF Champions League so runny dial what kind of roster we put out there. But you're one of the Dan and maximum. Chanel suspended the red card. Let's troops I think it's I may not get as many points but I think I would go Toronto. Fc At home home opener. I thought they were good last week. Josie looked step off. That's all going to get better as the weeks. Go along the one of the best teams at home. They don't give up soft goals really when playing at Bima so I I go in Toronto on this one. I'm going to go draw because I think there were some railtrack every week. It's forty points their forty points that I can take some frailties that they showed sort of late game and you could see greg. Vanney was frustrated with those look. There's not every team's going to step up and hit a postage stamp free kick at the end of stoppage time to beat you but I just think these two teams the talent that they have in. Afc they will get goals in this game. In my opinion I'm GonNa go with the draw there. We'll see what happens. Was He gets the points. Make sure you get your ballot in on that one. You almost fantasy team as well at the shoutout in there to Portland Timbers for sending US sweet cats. We're going to get the whole set put on it. K- dog your legend. When I cheer cheer for I have mine too but I've had I was wearing mine as well. We don't have other people here to kind of throw it off. So so we just now would be Bernie. Nash that is. That's a comparison that you could make. Yes yes united. Inner Miami is another national. Tv game on Saturday at three thirty PM eastern zone. Of course Taylor. Twelve went on that timber in Nashville game on Sunday at seven PM Eastern on Espn then L. AFC and the Philadelphia Union finishes off Sunday Ten thirty PM EASTERN ON F S One. Speaking of Taylor. He's on the line now. Taylor what's up man this is. At and T. Called the field. How you doing how you guys doing. Good good better that we now have a weekly dose of Taylor. Wellman all over the ESPN channels. If People Miss Banter tell them how they can watch it. Tell them what it is yet. Well first and foremost it's not behind a paywall. It's free so Every Wednesday two o'clock it will be live on twitter It will be on facebook youtube and the ESPN APP which was a mass of negotiation struggle. But we pulled it off. We did it as anything boys. You guys know this. It's a work in progress but in my eleven year old. Espn it's important to me. That I try improve appointed internally that you can do show strictly about American soccer from all levels of women yanks abroad. Usfl major league soccer in wants to studio is complete. I think people are gonNA be pleasantly surprised. At how many resources? How many people really buying this? I thought you really hit the nail on the head in that first episode with the concept of helping guys like Michael Parkhurst former retired guys learn how to date and be normal people now that they've retired. I really liked that part of the segment. Michael Parker is got a lovely wife and a lovely family. It's just finally took Sam out for a date now that he's forty five years old and retired Banter. Checked out went out. Of course. We're happy to have Taylor on every single day on twitter to the big news man. It's all about just artnews. Everything in this league right now kind of comes back to him in so many ways whether it be award season whether it be the eastern conference hierarchy etc etc. How do you think they should go about trying to replace Joseph Martinez? It's the big debate that we had on Monday It's a great debate because it is something that very few times in my mls career as a player. Now's an analyst. We're dating back to two thousand two. I don't remember an injury. That's completely changed the complexion of a League and even the conference Joseph Martinez. Is that kind of injury now when you look at it? There's two ways to look. At this first and foremost I would give Adam John a reasonable chance to do this because the entire system that Frank Deborrah wants to place to put Barco. Pt Martinez in spots. To succeed in that is all based off a target for now. Everyone watching and listening. This is going to say wait a minute. You're saying Adam John's going to be Joe's Mortiz no not but in the tactical formation in the tactical setup. Just let him be upfront. Let him do what you need to do. But it's more so about Barco and PT. Taken over for what Joseph brought. You'RE NOT GONNA to be able to replace twenty five plus you just not the second part of this. This is something where all of us on the inside get into the weeds is. I wonder if MLS uses this Joseph Martinez injury to may be reassessed the CPA and the roster capabilities. Because if you really look at this if they put them on I are they get two hundred and fifty thousand dollar budget relief. Now that's not enough and the way the League is setup. I'd argue if you lose a designated player and the first six to seven weeks of the season that franchise should be allowed to replace that with a DP caliber player or find a way to find more money to allow a better player. Come in if the roster's aren't set up this way in the roster regulations guys that then. I'm not saying you get relief but you can't ask. Franchises go spend money on big name players and have them in the roster and then if you lose them in the first five or six weeks you lose your season I just wonder if the honors front offices and one hundred us this injury as maybe a talking point as I think they should. Especially if you're looking at the first six weeks of the season you're just losing so much within the CAP and within your ability to be flexible and you're also if you do this you're putting Joseph on our you're saying he will not be back. We will not get will not be able to touch him. We've seen how loans have affected the league especially in the DP front as well. We saw Jay Williams Person Station signed. He's a guy that the crew let go and he fits in really nicely in the CAP. Do they need to go get somebody else? Do they have to go get someone else to really reach the heights or even approached the heights that we thought they might in two thousand twenty. Yeah I mean I think. There's an overreaction here. I don't think it's going to miss the playoffs. I think they may have to fight to get in. But there's a lot of quality on that roster that can carry this team through. I do believe and I know one of your colleagues doyle thinks it's a completely absurd idea but I do believe Frank de Boer has. Maybe you know thought about playing a false number nine play. Maybe Barco there're play maybe PT Martinez there because they have a wealth of players coming out of the midfield. I Give Adam John I'd say solid four five games. I if you're relying Jay Jay Williams that I think you're GONNA be a lot's going to be left to be desired right but on the other hand. I do believe they need to go find. The problem is as we just said. Two hundred and fifty thousand dollars of budget relief. Jj Williams is a generation Dita's fire so he's essentially a free player and they're gonNA find anything. It's probably going to be within the league and I keep an eye on. Diego Rubio is not starting for Colorado. I knowed salary wise. That may not sit in but you never know how they manage that if they trade whatever. There's a player there that may be unhappy and he may fit into that scheme of what? Frank Damore WanNa do the thing? I keep thinking what I hear these conversations Taylor and we had it and I was listening to allocation disorder and they were going through salmon. Paul we're going through all these like yeah you don't get the roster relief or excuse me the salary cap relief. But then you'd have to spend a bunch of GAM to go get Diego Rubio or a Christian Ramirez or fill in the blank any striker throughout the League because that other team knows you're up against it and so then can you actually fit it in under the CAP. I feel like in so many ways. They're hamstrung in that sense. Maybe they have to go outside the League to try to find a way to fix this either way. They're in a tough spot here. I'm going to pose this to you and I did my MVP rankings. Yesterday now the Jus- Martinez out of the mix because I thought it was villa and Joseph. I'm GonNa Take Carlos Vela off your plate here. You cannot name him because he is the no dub everything on it. Mvp candidate if you're looking ahead now trying to be a little predictive. Who else is in that mix who would you bet on if Fella and Joseph are are no goes PT Martinez. Because let me ask you guys this. If Atlanta's atop three seat in eastern conference and he's played well so hard argument not put them in that conversation. Because if you look at seventy seven plus goals over three years just Martinez and you re you. Don't replace Stat really and PD. Martinez becomes your leader and the quality of player that they need. I think he's got a real argument. Are So yes is in and outside thought outside thought. Kinda but the truth of the matter is is the former South American player of the year. He's not thirty. Five years old You guys know better than I do. How many players have come in? Molested struggled that first year and then the second year all of a sudden something clicks I just keep an eye on PT in Atlanta. Because if they turn the corner in the sense that they they kinda withstand without Joseph Martinez in there in the Eastern conference playoffs and they actually have a good successful run. I think it's GonNa be a hard argument to keep them out of that conversation. Some of the other names. We thought you'd mentioned and you locked in. Pt There the galaxy of course pavone but mainly Chichi retail a little bit of a struggle week. One you mentioned how long it takes to settle in. You played this position in a similar way. Talk US through timing how long? It's GonNa take what he needs from the galaxy around him to peak and be you know the player they want him to be year one and good question Just because so much has been made about Girija replacing Salon. I understand fifty plus goals and all that off the field but actually did this on banter in the first episode. You can't play the same way. They had twenty seven crosses against Houston and yet. She does up from himself. That I it just not gonNA work. He has been extremely successful when he's got some support in and around him. I'm not saying they have to play two forwards but they've got to be able to get him off the chew centrebacks. He's gotTa be more mobile. He's gotTa have the freedom to run and run off someone. I look at Pavonis goal. He's a special player. It's almost as if all of us forgot the Guy Play Golf World Cup for Argentina But the truth is he's got the quality you can't have twenty seven crosses which against to molest centrebacks the truth of the matter is mls. Centrebacks historically are good with dealing on process. Now that's changed over. The last three or four years is more internationals. Come in in some team struggle. They're better with the ball defeat but they're not natural quote unquote defenders but throughout his entire career. Hernandez needed support in and around him. And what scares me? If I'm a galaxy fan is that skull votto after the game saying we need to do that more I actually think they to change their style. That suits him. I said this before season started seventeen and a half goals over under. Would you take the over on? I actually would take the under. The galaxy are going to be a better team. You and I in the same boat on Vancouver going to La this week and supposed to be a sellout ten PM EASTERN ON ESPN ESPN. Plus you can check that one should be a good game. How much patience will the? Mls World Will the galaxy. World will teach rideau himself. Have here Taylor because if it starts slow and it keeps going slow. This is going to be the story of the League while any good goalscorer that lives in briefs for score goals. You saw signs of it. It's not there's going to be fair patients which each retail you even saw it against Houston Dynamo thrown his arms up. Here's a little upset. He was frustrated his competitive as he's ever it's going to be but if you're constantly and answered questions on replacing locked-on and at times I have found. She treated talking too much. Because the truth of the matter is this how many players transcend the sport? Maybe three or four slot time was one of those so the only way Heavier Hernandez is GonNa shut. People up is galaxy winning and him contributing so the fact he is saying well. Yeah there's a lot of time scored fifty goals. But he didn't win any championships. I don't have any pressure. I'm not totally sure. I'm GONNA by that and I know that's an indirect way of him talking about trying to be open and transparent but pressures on for him to succeed in pressures on L. A. to win. Obviously they're still looking to make a couple of moves They believed defensively. They need another upgrade. They've had an offer rejected over the last forty eight to seventy two hours for centreback Mexican national team setback for that matter. So when you look at that and how they're trying to go ballot it I think elegance. You're going to be a better team but I'm not totally sure it's going to be because Torito's on the field Taylor who are Mexican national team centrebacks that are in the pool on your own. I'm sure there's a couple of rumors later. Let's talk about a team that has rumors. That has some pressure as well. You were there for the first game ever for Inter Miami. You're around them for those forty eight hours and you. Obviously you've talked. Paul McDonald all of them. What's the feeling inside that club going into that game coming out of it of expectations of who they are who they? WanNa be interesting. I mean listen Diego. Lonzo is a he is addicting. I mean you talk to him his eyes like he's looking at you like you're gonNA run right. Three in. All I did was asked him how his English checks like. You're you're talking about a guy that's got a real competitive streak. He's come here to win What stood out to me this. He said he needs six games to assess his team L. Listen Party understands that as an ex player preseason short I get all that Diego's trying to figure out what works with doesn't but I'm not sure he's got six games to get his first win. I'm not totally sure he's got six games to dominate a game either. So it's GonNa be very interesting how they play at DC but more importantly that home opener. They need to put on a show because the two or three years coming up now until they build Miami Freedom Park. They've got. They've got to win that that crowd because then when that stadium is built guys. Now you've got two different counties. And now you've broaden your brand but they've got a win win now. I thought it was very interesting to me. They attacked five and defended with five. It was almost like half court basketball. To a certain extent I think. Part of that is the personnel on the field. Romano Torres Office Pao a fence white guys that aren't completely constable going up against the Rossi Carlos. Mail going the other way so I understand that aspect but I think the adjustment from game one to game twos GonNa be very interesting in my opinion playoffs. Are It's a bus? You have to make the blouse of your Miami and they will make too big signings in the realm of MLS people it's not Neymar. It's not messy. It's not Rinaldo. It's not Greece men but in the world of major league soccer and the amount of money spent. They'RE GONNA make to sign up by May. I may be June first a little bit later. That's going to change the complete complexion around the team and then all of a sudden you guys were going to be doing this interview in the summer. And we're going to say well. Wait a minute Miami. Being the top two or three seats in eastern wow okay. We'll taste in there and that kind of reminds me of how I've thought about this team. Which is they're battling not just themselves and what they're able to accomplish but also the expectations that they've set for them. It's a complicated situation. How would you? How do you think they'll navigate that aspect of it because both they come out and say we're going to be sexy? We're GONNA have big names. Were linked with all. These guys are coaches top top. But also you see that roster that lineup in week one and you think oh boy. They're going to have a time bridging the gap and just going to have to be Sorta on their toes in the way people think about them. We I I off between us three right now and everyone listening if you're going to be the sexy team. Why was your opening day uniform about future pink by not just bold and Brash? Because that's how you're acting that's how you're saying it and you are the only team with pink and you come out with a pair of shorts that looks like while it was white shorts wash with red sox and has got a little tense in. I'd say that we all laughing joking but the truth of the matter is that kind of bodies Mike Questions about the team. If you say one thing I'm all in but then it's what you do and it's GonNa be very interesting over the first four or five weeks We be to your question. How they navigate that because Diego Alonzo is basically Josie Marino in Mexico. And yet you WanNa tell me that you're going to be possession star Donna. Hi Press you're gonNA get after yet. Historically your pedigree is pragmatic going. The other way there were there were signs against of see they were that they got something but then robots made four or five say's L. AFC can easily won that game four or five zero right so i. It's going to be interesting. How they navigate that. But I'll tell you right now. Winning solves everything and especially early on But I do believe their lack of embracing the color pink kind of bodies that they're kind of STU in the middle a little bit trying to figure that out long-term wise. I think they're great way. They built this. I do think Diego Lonzo is the right hire when a Roberto Martinez says no and Patrick doesn't come through. He's had real success. Continentally Networks Pizarro's one that I think the jury's out listen you sign the most expensive byerly sets a massive statement absolutely but this is a player that has a ton of peaks and valleys as the designated player on your team right now. You can't afford that hot tea. Navigate the pressure with being designated plan for six weeks is another one. You know who is comfortable and Pink Carlos Villa de on stole the thunder with that pay blazer like that a little message on the left footed chip delicious. I'm GonNa just come straight to you on this one Carlos. Vela the best player in Imola history. Yes or no no not not as of yet no no. That's very difficult for me to. He's in the conversation will be But I also think Joseph Martinez is going to have something to say The the fact that yes. He's injured but he would score one hundred goals and three and a half years with his rate Carlos visas in that conversation. But with all due respect you need to win an MOS Cup. That's why I will never be in that. Conversation never would have been in that section because I lost four of them so the truth of the matter. You need to win. I think. Robbie Keane was in that discussion for how he dominated the League But I do think callers mail when it's all said and done is going to be one a one B two whatever it may be. He is in a conversation in the ability to score that goal in a game. Where a thousand miles? An hour people were going around you in the goalkeeper. Wasn't that far out. We're all busted row bliss. And what he did. He wasn't even six yards out guys in so from one thousand nine hundred dollars you get chips on your thirty first birthday. He you know what it would be nice. It'd be nice of calls. Bela actually did an interview on national. Tv wouldn't wish wish. Carlos would embrace it and be open and say yeah like do the interview. But the final whistle blows. He's immediately in the locker room. I just kinda wish Carlos would embrace it a little bit. Because he's Kinda a great personality. He speaks very good English better than I do did certain levels than just which we heard a little bit more from Carlos because that was a great moment raking news. Collinsville second-guessed on Banter on hang on and Benny Silent. I got him so yeah. Those lose make those moves wash now. He's too far away. Benny's Benny's common forum. Let me ask you about this because I think it's interesting and we talked about this a lot four months ago but week one L. AFC lines up with Rodriguez Rosie envelope on that front three. And we all thought Rodriguez was brought in to replace Rossi. We all thought that C. Four Days in Genoa were brought in for West and K replacements. Palacios we talk about this being a selling league. Were you surprised that there hasn't been more conversation around Rosie and are you chore of what Elliott Future Looks like in terms of a club that brings in young South American players? And how they then moved them on. Even ask that question. Jim I I think in the reason why I say that is. I think there is more money to be had for. La Up. See if you wait until June I twenty twenty and I think what the way. The cell on fees were negotiated. I think that's a big part of the discussion now. Listen you're one hundred percent right sense that Rodriguez was brought in for Rossi and I still think he is. But when Diamante and Bradley Bradley wright-phillips are healthy. Bob Bradley has some real decisions ought to West is on the radar of multiple multiple scouts. And quite frankly what I'm hearing and who I talked to ease the name brought up more than Diego Rossi. Now Rossi's a game changer. He's got the pace. I get that but two thousand nine hundred nine was a breakthrough year for ought to West in the eye of scouts and I think Genoa is a special player. At the way he put on a show silky smooth. You can tell. There's a little bit of an Italian miss to his game with little touches here and there Kids Twenty one guys and he looked like he was Boston. The midfield I just love the way they booked US roster but I do believe in firmly believe June first July first whenever it may be the roster US three. You're talking about right now. It's not going to be the roster come this summer those guys are getting some shine and C. C L four to five teams advanced. Would you take away from the round of sixteen? Do you have fever? Yeah I always do the unit you I mean all three of us. We love it because it's our version of Champions League. I played in the first version of IT and There was a time when the reds did one home game so we play both games in Costa Rica. We played one game in Bermuda in now for me to go in L. AFC game against. Leon who's the best team in League I met in the stadium sold out in Bob In my opinion Bob Rally prepared his team and they performed the best are in the discussion of it. I've ever seen animals team. Go against the League maxine Si Leone right now. Is the best team right. We all know Monterey but Monterrey's disarray right now and they keep it out there away. Leo's Plant High Level in L. Afc should've won that game. Six Zero we own have maybe a half a chance and that was because vermeer tripped over his own Egypt over his own ankles. The truth is Bob Bradley at L. Afc they put on a performance. I think they have a real shot. I really do The way the season schedule and MLS has been setup. Traditionally you guys I would be talking about this and they would have already played the next round already. They've got a little break here. I think that works in. Mls is favor. Those clubs. Joseph Martinez Hurts Atlanta. Otherwise I would have said club. America's there to be had and just like la of seeing the way bobbehead completely played Leone off the pitch. How down are YOU ABOUT SEATTLE? And what happened in the way? They've talked about this being the year for that competition for them. The work they did early. Which Al Palo? How much does that hurt you? What do you think about it for a while? I was sitting there saying David Dent. If if they get to the Concha gap Champions League. Final you're talking about a dynasty and the way they've done this since two thousand sixteen seventeen and yet. They fell flat on their face. You can't be on the road up by two bowls and then allow that team become back. You're the better team Now listen I get no Nicholas Liberal and Whatnot. But you're at home. You're on turf. It's not warm weather Olympia showing up. They're like you have to win that game in advance Extremely disappointing you can hear it from Brian Schweitzer Post game and I I think the players understand jump hall is a real deal and I think he's going to be good but that results going to haunt Seattle even if they win the supporters shield this year. They're going to look back on. This one at Montreal do not have supporters shield aspirations. Well maybe they do. They not realistically sorry impact but Tyrian. Rian his first year. I've argued in David. I've gone back and forth back in your back off. Okay Tyrian re and his pragmatism. I think that's an encouraging sign for mantra. Because he doesn't have the talent to do much more than that at this point. But then the DP INVICTA on Yom from Spurs where did the impact standard. What do you think about series? I three games with Montreal so far ME BY SURPRISE. I don't know about you guys but it's completely caught me. By surprise I loved one of the best attacking players of my generation in that I've ever seen is one of the more pragmatic coaches. We've ever now in fairness I think he has to be I also think we're seeing a mature teary on read. That is a learned from the past and Monica was an absolute disaster. In only he truly knows what went on internally but on the outside we all saw it it was a disaster in for him to make a statement with the depleted roster. No real superstars and the way he's done it and gone about it. I've I am very oppressed. Now it's going to be interesting. How they grow each week and I think the one thing I've noticed it's not like unreas- coming with all these grand is. I think he's trying to build the foundation and move for weekend and week out but for them to advance Cocu Championship. Already is a win in my opinion because I didn't see that happening and now you're adding designated player of the quality of why Naamah that he is How we adjust to play on TURF EARLY BE INTERESTING. I'm impressed with Enrique. And it's only better for this league that coach it is coming here to refine their craft. Because if you get a better gig leaving molest we all talk about selling players. Imagine that imagine the keep the capability and the kind of coaches. You're going to get It only makes the League better here. Re Success is going to have a huge saying. I WANNA watch I WANNA cover a league in which ambition is rewarded. Ambition is number one whether it's coaches whether it's players whether it's clubs and I think we are slowly but surely pushing that way in. Mls was just real quick one the teams that. Don't get the love that they should. Everybody complains twenty five minutes on Atlanta United for us and she thereto in the big names and Yada Yada Yada. What's the team that you WANNA give some love to that deserves some love? The maybe hasn't gotten it in that big sort of national way. After week one I want to say Columbus. I thought the way they showed up. Obviously early. Red Card helps them but still had a different attitude. Zillow Ryan is a special player. But I'M GONNA say the Colorado rapids because at the last coup owner of the season last year. You looked at times already changed in. You already saw Robin Fragile. Look at it. Say they've got something. How many teams you talked about accountability in teams going after how many teams on the road go for three points. I mean streak could say right now very few and so for me opening week at DC last ten minutes you get after. You're on the front foot. You hype press. You deserve three points. And the truth of the matter exists Wade. Eastern Conference and Western Conference playoffs are set your out of conference games on the road. You're playing with house money so more often than not if you go get three points and you go for them. And they're going to be time you tie you tied time blues but the more often you get three points dow making ground up for gain. That really doesn't matter for your playoff hopes if that makes any sense in so early on the Orion Frazier deserves a ton of credit there. Eighteen He's got them playing at a high level. I just hope that front office understands notices what they've got there because I think Colorado may have something to say early week one end and may have something to say in the Western Conference and it's going to be completely surprised to a lot of people because all we do is talking about the top five or six franchises in the league. But I think Colorado Robin Fraser may do something exciting work for two G CLUBS THERE. And what can happen in twenty twenty? We were GONNA ask you which team you're most worried about. Bundling switch that a little on you and give you what I wanted to talk about which FC Cincinnati. They put in a ton of money in the off season. They invested a lot. They seem to get their squad right and then they're coachless a week out of the season. What do you expect them to do with that position and whether they get a permanent signing sooner not do you still think they can be successful in two thousand twenty. I don't know I really don't. I mean listen you do you get the stadium plans in the training facility. All the infrastructure that ownership group is done has been spectacular absolutely but it's business in soccer and the soccer part they haven't gotten as fact not opinion and that is anyone that has to is and a half brain me can notice it. You look at it and say wait a minute. This isn't right now. Do they have a decent roster compared to last year absolutely but if you have turmoil at the top in the sense that you don't know who the coaches whether the coach is going to be there for how long is the new coach coming in and going to look at this system and south play? Look say wait a minute. What's going on so their general manager and their team President needs to look at you kinda limit yourself because you built the team for the former head coach so now you can't just go get any head coach. What if the head coach comes in? And it's like I don't like him he's a DP. We just got him like so. They've really handcuff themselves in literally not even through two weeks of their second season. It's just remarkable. How much the soccer aspect to this has been real struggle for FC Cincinnati. I'm GonNa make a guess and I guess is the head coach will be Dutch. Yeah I don't think I'm going out on a limb and I won't guarantee that one I don't think it deserves it Before we get you. Outta here there are some There's more more games this weekend. I mean look. Mls Right now. I'm looking at all these preparing for them. Researching just that extra ninety minutes extra to teams is already blowing my mind and the amount of work it is now you'll championship is back to Jake Edwards in the building and ESPN. Would you take away from chatting with him? What are you looking forward to yourself this here? You are extremely lucky to have jake leading their home. He's got real aspirations for that league. You obviously see. The new stadiums being built Louisville cities. One of those. You go to Jake Edwards twitter feed. He's got a great time lapse of that stadium going up. That's obviously something for me. Just when you listen to Jake Edwards Talk. It's eerily similar to the DON garber right of major league soccer in the sense that he has aspirations of having twelve fourteen. Eighteen solid strong markets with their own stadiums the Ronin for structure. And I just think it makes sense for you guys know me better than a lot of people on the inside. I believe in inclusive not exclusive. And we've got to find a way as a country where every market feels like. They have a say they have a part in this developing players and in doing that and I think USO is going to have a huge impact on trying to set up the infrastructure of this country when the World Cup shows up in twenty twenty six. I mean if you look at what has done done. How many teams have they taken cities? Have they taken from yourself because of that success so you look at it in their building it and I just think jake is a great leader? I think their relationship with them less is extremely strong which is important and on a side note. He wants to be the first league that has a head injury sub rule the fact that he's being proactive on that for me I've said definitely last six years. Us should lead the charge in literally. Have everyone else followed them? Because it's what science tells us so. I enjoyed sitting out with Jake. I always do Extremely lucky to have a big fan of science here on extra times for throw that out there. Top to bottom so good. I'm still in school. Maybe that's the problem. Yeah well we'll just give you. We'll give you bullet points Taylor you're really good at delivering those Look Banter Wednesdays two PM Eastern. Espn twitter facebook and Youtube. It's on demand you can go watch any time. You don't have to watch your live. It's completely free as Taylor said which shadow. It athletes love your coverage. I do have to pay for that. It is what it is actual hits free because he just wears the gray Hoodie with the with the Nice Ice Though. Right there on their wrists. There's an impressive. Dichotomy writers no budget for For Wardrobe Mississippi pocket went out with the honey but he. Espn money's reminds me. I do have one more question for you. I sat down with Caroline kindle. Bets SAINT LOUIS OWNER. And they're they're building something amazing their new Stadium renderings came out today. And they're just gorgeous. You are very close. I'm sure to what they're doing. And their thought process they have until two thousand twenty two. But that's not very long. How do they get this right? What are they doing right now? The most important thing is to make sure that training facility in stadium in everything is done right. They're going to do it downtown. I think something that is understated in league right. Now it'd be the first training facility. Downtown will be next to the stadium. I think that's also going to have a huge same twenty twenty six when these donations come here. Saint Louis is going to be at the forefront. Because you've got the stadium right there for friendly. You've got three or four training facilities. It's downtown the arches are so all bad import but what I've said to caroline and what I've seen anyone that's coming into this. You're not joining the League. Ten twelve years ago where you get a little room to grow look it up see Cincinnati. So they've got to make sure they get their soccer business done right. They will do that. I promise you that when that is announced you guys then we'll have me on and say whoa where did this come from But right now it's all about making sure. The governor the mayor. Everyone in Saint Louis is behind that stadium that infrastructure because that city the moment that things built the canopies over the stadium. You're going to be talking about a real environment and something that's going to be. A huge ponder woke up all the time for both men. And Women Taylor when you're the first general manager of Saint Louis. Mls Do we have to go through PR? Can we just go straight to you for that? Interview guys. I can't hear you so I just. I love appreciate everything you guys feel. Free be fun. It'll be fun to these in more than likely all be sitting here talking to you. Bozos there you have a Taylor twelve when that Taylor. Twelve and on twitter. You already fallen. I am sure and you see him on. Espn as well. Taylor thank you for your time. Ma'am Banter is awesome. We love having more of the content out in the wild here have a good woman. Yeah no problem voice. Well done Taylor. Twelve Home Office extra-time sportscenter all the same. It's basically the same thing you say in the same spots. What do you think it's like just living life up here? Really you know. I've flown on multiple flights attala. He's always first. Class is in the back of the plane. I've come to terms of the fact that I'll never be forced classes. Look I don't think I care I don't I don't care either but I just know from San Francisco for certain persons wedding. God and my girlfriend was first class and I was not and the guy she got upgraded and the guy in my row like he's like I don't know if someone's going to sit in the middle I was like no I don't think so 'cause by offering just got upgraded and he gave me this like gin and I was like what do I just leaving you behind. Is Davy the game of the Week? What do you got? What are you watching? What do you care about? I think this is an obvious one. So I'm sorry for low hanging fruit. But Seattle hosting Columbus Columbus. I had stopped three in the East Seattle. Abbas top three in the West. I thought both of them performed well in week one Seattle. It took some time basically Jordan Morris. Coming off the bench which shifted roll down until more comfortable spot but they don't have C. C. L. C. You'd expect the stars you know to start in this one maybe low darrow available. Because apparently he's out in training completely cleans fence in as well really yet entertaining. Ladera both at training. They're both suited up. I don't know where they're at but that allows Schmeltzer to move his pieces. Probably into a more comfortable one so. I think that that's the that's the easy pick for me. In Columbus. They played well was week. One man up for eighty seven minutes. How do they take that move forward? Go ON THE ROAD. Probably have to play a little bit more behind the ball in this one and how to. Zell around before I WANNA see Morris Against Harris Awful. I really really liked that matchup. Do you think he's better? Just maybe possibly just a good entertaining match for me. I'M GONNA go Atlanta Cincinnati Seven. Pm on Saturday. Why because I want to see a Frank? Damore is going to do the everybody's talking about everybody's debating. Is it going to be the false night? I don't think it will be. I don't know why you would go through your entire preseason unless they were really working that wrinkle in which again. I don't know why they would have spent that much time doing it. Unless Frank de Boer has like the all seeing eye and he's like Oh Joseph is going to go down and then what do we do? I think they'll go Adam John. I think that's probably the right move just to see you have to. At least give them a chance at all. And there's not a better opportunity than home against Cincinnati like you should be able to gain game. He should he should be able to against those centrebacks. No Offense Cincinnati. Still haven't shown it to be what you need them to be which is basically just like honestly a wall for pity and Barco to pass off of and run off. He's not a bad passer of the ball. He can find them in the right positions. And then just get in the box and see what false to you. Maybe it's a cross. Maybe it's a rebound. Maybe it's nothing it doesn't matter. Just give him that one opportunity to see. And it's probably not gonNA be one probably more than that I just don't see them them switching it up immediately especially after good. Pity's been behind that striker running off of an embargo to after way for Charlie to get back to get I don't go alone sold Charlie I would agree that this is the one you take produce an ongoing things that FC Cincinnati gets a w here. That's crazy but you're going to locate you. I like what I saw from him in the late. Game Against Red. Wolves and one thing you're going to see is unbelievable. Athlete like size strength and speed to be that coordinated clean on the ball. Impressive how it fits into a team and how effective it is will ask a question like five FC Cincinnati. I don't know that the blow it all up. 'cause Janda may has been there. Yeah but like. There's this constant question of who they are and they were just starting to verbalize that. And have you see it on the field with Ron Yawns? Even if the results weren't there last year you kinda hit the reset button again. Maybe maybe not all right. Who has the most pressure going into week? Two who's feeling it which is weird to say I think the reality now because there's one more team in each conference you gotta be on from the start or else you're playoff spots gonNA start slipping away pretty soon. I the one we have on top of our last. And I think we both agree on is Portland Timbers because you're starting with two home games so from last year. Which is we're on the road for fourteen games. Whenever we get his gravy shop Zimmer You have to get a result. You also showed some holes and some deficiencies against Minnesota. So how can you adjust to that and prove that it was a single mistake? It wasn't structural with the way your team's built one of the things discussed is should they sit behind the ball encounter and be that team. I don't want I don't think there's any coach in mls that comes into the year saying that's what they're gonNA do and there's no the rapids way letter the first interview. I love to play expansive attacking soccer. This is why I am. Every coach is going to do that then. The results start to change that. You're not at that point yet. So what can the timber show that they have? Which is really it's deja. Vu from last year home struggles. Who and they had to. They got tested arguing. Tested off the jump with it. This is a stat that I'd forgotten but now remember the Portland Timbers despite making plans despite finishing six and having that terrible start on the road that they had to sort of slog through to get to their home games they had the third fewest wins in the Western Conference at home. The Houston Dynamo. Had more wins. The rapids had more wins. The San Jose earthquakes had more wins at home only sporting KC and the Vancouver whitecaps had fewer. That's not an issue that can carry over not just because it's Portland stadiums full and the timbers army expects Yada Yada because they went out and spent so much money and their expectations. I think are even a step up. Maybe from what they were a year ago because at this time of year ago they didn't have brand Fernandez who it was more like. Okay well we need to get another year out of Diego. Valeri Sebastian Blanco this year. You went reinforced. The back line. You Win Got Jimmy Chara. You went and got to Mora I mean and these goethe it's time it's time to show that home is a fortress and we're not the team that we which is nominally for MLS struggle at home. I mean the whole conversation around amyloidosis. Can you get results on the road? So dropping results at home is just a nonstarter for being a competitive team last Alexander pressure. I don't think so because I think one. They have the structure where they're not going to be affected by outside noise. I there are some teams and say you gotTa be Entertaining Week. One and get the fans coming back and be a part of both both of us all loud. Okay News. I don't think that that is an issue for this galaxy. Team won because she thereto people come back. He's a star the Mexican community there the La Community. They'll come watch him play after week. One and I think ELLA GALAXY ARE SMART. Enough to not panic. Now who Mexican National Team Centreback Charts. I right now. I've got mine on my that's interesting That one really call me okay because we heard the rumors from Argentina. The Frankel stuff. Yeah so I was a little bit sister combing through eighteens. The squad's the Margarita. Martinez putting out just to see who maybe has a club situation. Yeah that might just work for the Galaxy. Interesting was he. That's the one. That's an Alvarez is the one right I don't think that's real you don't think that's real. I think they put an attempt in because it worked teacher. Utility worked with EARL IN TUNA. That things aren't working. He also has that relationship. But it's an Alvarez plays for X. and he's already over there and he's entering his prime and he's a starter for Tom Martino at multiple positions when he comes into the camp. I don't see I think it's more like Nelson Rahu types where he's struggling for minutes a little bit sort of what asphalt all on his head and came to San Jose. It's probably more in that camp of a guy twenty seven to thirty one who's looking for permanent minutes and also if you play which read so and John Tots is Gonna. Watch you right. There's value to getting into the national team. Know he values the league. And what you do there so it makes sense for guys like that. I don't believe yet the Diego Line. As is the tech. Tito's that's an Alvarez is that are gonNA come to me with the tail between their legs at twenty two before. They've really established himself to be between the legs coach redoing. Jona one of the biggest clubs in North America Fair. But we know what they're doing. I hope it's an Alvarez but I probably wrong about that one before we get to the mail bag the random team. You're watching and week to what's the team that maybe we haven't talked about or having given love or just other than the preview the airtime has been minimal. I I'll say Orlando and I think I had some interesting conversations with Orlando fans. One of the cliche comments has been. They looked better this week than they have than they did. Last year. Under James Growth of statement. Yeah and then I think a lot of Orlando fans who watched closely didn't feel that way and obviously they fail to score at home. It was a great crowd. Great atmosphere one of the things about. Orlando last year was the attack worked and the defense work. They didn't work together at the same time. In Games team was disconnected when they threw numbers into the attack that created opportunities when they sat deep as a group they were able to defend. Unfortunately the game goes both ways and so Oscar prayer has job. I don't think is to rework patterns in the attack to create a new style or to you know reestablish how they defend it's connecting those two things so your team can move as a cohesive unit. You're lying state tighter. You're able to cover ground as a team. You press as a team and therefore you're able to control games or stain games. That's what Oscar preyistas Dallas teams. Were like kind of after the first year. Was they never beat themselves? They were never out of games and then they outworked you and they were able to get results. The improvements they made at centerback junior. Or so in central midfield alongside Mendez. And they hope with ninety coming back alongside of Healthy Pereira. They should be able to do that. They should be able to cover more ground. There should be more athletic. They're younger so those are the things that were working on. And I don't think you're just going to see it like that in week. One or two and I don't think there's going to be one huge moment where you're like it clicked. It's going to be the team playing better front to back playing more connected week after week ourselves. A good one to start with 'cause they started like eighteen defenders and takes two point one six expected goals like they barely even saw a goal basement literally chipped on himself trying to defend at one point so it was a good start for them. So I'm interested to see if I can keep them on track week after week. Going forward they're going to Colorado Orlando City Saturday nine PM Eastern. Espn plus they will not have any. They will probably not have dom dwyer he was out of the eighteen last week with a lower body issue probably not have him too. So it's probably again. It's delay Michelle it's Chris Mueller Sawyer. Right now is how do you keep that defensive structure and as you said connect them but also connect them when you don't have your quote unquote top tier talent in the attack. Ken Oscar get the best out of those guys. Winning needs to right now and they're just trying to pick up points and build a little bit of confidence. I'm watching Sporting Kansas City and everybody at home. Of course you'll be working forty kids the city but I went and looked and I'm not like the biggest expected goal guy now. Use It as context. It's not indelebile but I was really shocked that after that game against Vancouver they just had point five to expect goals but it makes sense Gotti Kintu off foot banger. That's not going to happen every single week. Spin move from Jerusalem and then Erik Hurtado at the backhoe post. That's definitely not going to every week. And then Alan pleateau cleaning things up in the box. I could see that happening. Most weeks. People said we like railed on their defense and Charlie really came out here and said Hey. I'm not buying into this and I understand why didn't because Vancouver is expected. Goals was north of two. If Hoover doesn't point seven and does not have a team. That many are scared of from an attacking sense right now so that is an issue. But I'm more curious to see if the attack holds at home against the Dynamo because the Dynamo are missing big stars. You don't our at least in there. It looks like no Darwin Concerto. This is a game if you're Kansas City after last season and your struggles at home just seven wins that you look and say we have to win this game. Not that it's a must win but for sort of our mentality. The trajectory of our season our confidence. We need to get a win here. Can we replicate? What would against Vancouver when it was? I'm not GONNA say Lucky. But there was some fortunate aspects of the goals. They score just in the level of skill and the difficulty. That won't I think translate week-to-week the they need to win this game if they're gonNA do. What adem s que si Barron teas that they will do a now? New Official member of the Cauldron Sho shutouts Adam and he basically said he was gonNA call Barron T- that Joseph Martinez One score twenty this year. That's obviously that's not available on more social changes to this. I Guarantee Casey will be in the top three in the West and have the largest point increase from last year and emily in Melas their increase will be at least seven more points than any other team. Increase their point total. Then they gotta be Houston at home. Yeah if you're going to do anything around that Yep you must win game at home against other teams that were outside the playoffs and probably will stay outside the playoffs this year as well. I mean look thirty. Eight points in two thousand nineteen that is far below what we expect from Sporting Kansas City. I think that I had them sort of up in the fifty point range. She'll gonNA twelve year year over year improvement. I don't know that there's any other teams out there that have that sort of potential jump other than Columbus crew and the crew would be the team that I choose to have the bigger jump between them and Sporting Kansas City. All right let's. Kfc might have a large point jump in the end as well whether it's a C. Was Up at fifty points. Like what are they GONNA get their? You're going to get to sixty five seventy G. You could win the east. There is a scenario in which they win the stand. Your at sixty plus right. Then you're talking ten to fifteen point increase. Okay I'm not saying it's going to happen but potentially four zero one two zero zero extra time in soccer dot COM Let's get into the mailbag and let's start with anonymous here. How should see teams handle this weekend? Because we got the fever. You know. We're thinking about it. Montreal. What do you think Terry on Richard Do at Dallas? And then. They're at home on Tuesday against Olympia. If it's me I don't really send my best. I sensed I don't send some guys to Dallas. I think the Rod fannies who are crucial to what they do right now and he's thirty seven years old. The guys like Bojan who you need in the starting lineup. Because you don't have anyone else who can do what they do? Why send them to Dallas to come back and playing this game in? Which if you knock out Olympia. You're in the semi-finals of the seal. That alone is a flag for your season. We made it to the final four of the champions like we potentially did something that no they're molesting. We'll do this year. That alone is an accomplishment. And you'd have that done in March so and you're talking about going on the road. Mls never easy going to Dallas one game last year in Frisco and really good week one against Philli. They don't have to travel so everything's in Dallas has favor so I wouldn't be surprised if you see a Bi Montreal team. Go in there suffered air. I wouldn't play them. I wouldn't even travel. I don't mean you're still waiting. Origin quota perhaps comeback. Here at some point You go for a draw you go to Dallas and you play for a draw straight up. That's it how about Atlanta figuring out the Joseph Martinez situation. Do you put at this point. You go to Mexico on Wednesday to play club America and it's a rematch of Companies Cup. Yeah how much do you put into Seattle at this point or do you shift the way you're thinking and say you know what our ceiling just changed drastically this competition that we believed we could win when we had Joseph Martinez for obvious reasons? Were not as confident in. It's actually more important for us to try to get as many points as we can in the league before teams either. Figure US out or doesn't work. Would you hold anything back? If you're not to bore you have to. You have to Wednesday so you have a little bit of time. You do have to travel to Mexico. I wouldn't hold anything back in that game because I think you saw them against club. America able to go toe to toe with them last year with a lot of the pieces star players that are still there and I just think there's a club America team that's struggling. You saw what they did against COMMUNICA. She owns the game. Doesn't have to be open you don't need to be. L. AFC and score seven goals in this series to get a win. I think you you can come in play tight and get a moment of brilliance from PT. And Barco and get yourself through club America. And then you're looking at L. AFC or cruise Zule after that where Ivan Kruzel is more beautiful than America and season. Mls team so you have to have confidence that you can go toe to toe with any MLS team so for. I think you're putting everything in this. I also think it's a way for you to bounce back as a club mentally to say we are Atlanta. United. This is what we've set ourselves as a team. It was an emotional experience losing Joseph Martinez in the first game for that. It's not just happening to Joseph tapping to that whole group. This is an opportunity to get a result in Mexico City at the Teke with the world against you prefer to walk in that Locker Room and say we can still accomplish everything we believe in. I think that he should use this weekend as a way to figure out how. It's going to work for that Wednesday game. You have time to rest. It's early in the season. You shouldn't be worn down just yet. You didn't have mid week because champions got spaced out a little bit so you didn't have to go Wednesday Saturday Wednesday. I think you should try to play the way you think you might. Maybe you try the false nine. Maybe Adam young comes off. John comes off later. Maybe you just mix things up a little bit so the false for a win. The confidence get it off your the bad taste ball signed thing. I thought you said it best. Which is they haven't worked on it. It's something maybe they'll slowly work on now but it's not something you roll out before it's ready and it's not something that's ready now so you put him John in there you try and be strong defensively and wait for those moments without miles. Robinson right now. Yeah how about any attention to without Franklin at Toronto their home against Greece on Wednesday in Red Bull Arena. Notional has to sit. So it's kind of a big one on the back line and pretty much oldest player along back on. You don't really have to make a decision there and you've got depth everywhere else you know if it's not sands it's Keaton parks if it's not to Jerry Shahroudi. It's Medina. He kind of have flexibility the to maxine. Eber what do you do with them? You know how much do you risk them? and I think this is another team that should be looking at it and saying we have a shot at winning Seattle. And we're about to play against. I think the best team in the region so I think your focus should be there whether it's means abair for forty five fifty minutes in Toronto or none at all. I'm Cassiano maybe needs a little bit of run. We have to get it going to give them a chance. L. AFC philly their home then. They play Thursday. Barbara's not change anything he's going for. It feels like this season Reich. Oh how are they going to manage this? Will Bob Bradley do? He'll just go for everything so but that still has question marks in their line-up because they've got depth. Does that to us to have to start to give another chance. Does Harvey Start. Does Palacios start? Dejean Jackovich's kind of the big one. Where that's the Nice thing is that even if Jordan Harvey Starts. He's starting left back for the best regular season bloom in history. It's not like they're choosing between great and not so great. They're genuine between great and great. Every option is good. I would be interested to see if agent Perez gets the start to see what is a centre forward. Look like. He's been strong in his minutes. Maybe Bob just looks at that in a live game and then the other question marks out to us whether or not he starts. He's coming back from injury he might. I thought what Taylor said his. He's their most important player at a lot of times and it seems like he's their highest prospect. I wouldn't risk him in this game. Seven saving my would say they play at home against Cruz. Azul on Thursday real mailbag gopher. Mike Bolan are says this week around town. Hashtag dairy blocks different vibes surrounding the Colorado rapids. Having the call up was awesome and engagement with the fans knew so you can check out that call episode Jilin Susannah were in Denver. And they're on Youtube now. Youtube show joining us here and Keith. This he's pumped what Smith is trying to do in Colorado he wanted our take on the new homegrown signing and will vent as well as possible which is now real signing Williamsburg Yarborough did Colorado announced. I haven't seen him interviewing alley own announced that I have not seen Colorado expected that's coming. That's that Yarborough. One is competition for Clinton who and you need to have to that that our number one capable and your borough is alleged with Leone so says Tom Marshall and I believe Tom and I just think it's cool to get back. He's one of those guys. It's like Gringo Torres where you were just like man one day. Maybe that guy is going to come back to. Mls never got it with Green Bay. We gotTA with Edgar Castio. We haven't got it with like Ventura Alvarado but there's been some back and forth on. This is one where you're like. I knew that guy back in the day he had a sniff with the US when when Clinton was around and out school to see him come. What about van? I don't know anything about good. Two-way central midfielder went and played for man u's academy because his family was over there has been in. Atlanta's academy as well and they weren't dying to keep him but he's a player that started for the seventeen and his talented for what Colorado wants to do. I think he fits in well. He's two way player clean with the ball and also they just want more young pieces. It's just more roles at the dice for them when you look at the amount of academy players. They've brought into the first team and what they've been building. It's impressive and I think he just fits into that. They've got the switch backs right down the street who you can write down the road. They can get guys minutes with as well so that's a good one for them Matt. Brooklyn's wants to know. He knows it's a little late. But who do you think will be the most impactful player we saw switch in? Mls This off season. He can give you some of his big contenders wrestle Tie Darwin Cantero Zimmerman possibly robots or be. Wp some already made some impact. So there. I'M GONNA I'm GonNa say Zimmerman I just think that price well for what Nashville's trying to do. He will have the most trickle down. I think than any other players except for maybe gristle least roadways. You know exactly what? You're getting from his impact. I think is very very clear. Gristle for me right now. It's up in the air. He was in a perfect situation for him. It seemed in Atlanta will. Now the situation is different any as additional pressure and expectations. Because he's got a bunch of money which he deserved but now comes was sort of a price. The price is that you need to be productive. The price is that your previous production is why we paid you. This money can't do that in the middle will have to move right. That's an open question. But I think walkers airmen over the course of the entire season in sort of the just the safety blanket that he provides an oh by the way also the goalscoring which is a huge question. Mark for Nashville. I wouldn't be shocked. If he's like maybe even their top goalscorer second or third for sure in my opinion unless they go get a DP number nine before the end of this window I think. Zimmerman and again that is low-hanging fruit. Because he's the most expensive well. He's the best eleven centreback. But that's my honest answer. Sacramento's expenses Nagy. I think that's one you have to shine. He'll be key to last year. One of the big ones was keen. Rosenberg was one of three outfield players to play every minute. I don't know that he'll have the same style of impact. But I think Eric Valentine will be a lockdown starter at spot of need for Houston and that could be a good pick up where you start to look at. You know two years down the road we get this guy. When did he come? I think he could be a solid soldier. Can I throw it medallion? Yeah we still have a lot of questions about FC Cincinnati but if they are to be something that is more stable than they have been in the last year than that. Signing you mentioned geyser played every single minute. He played every minute for the Union for for a playoff team for a upwardly trending playoff team. Maybe you can have at least a little bit of that. I also like Fafa Pico going to but you mentioned Cincinnati Bryson Cincinnati. Had to questions. One what do you think about Robbie Robinson for Miami? Do you think he stays as the starter at centre forward but more importantly Locadia Kate. Locadia came in showed. He can be good and Adeane coming in there. I think there's a chance that that last playoff spot if the defense can hold up do you agree about Cincinnati. I mean if the defense holds up anything's possible but the defense did not hold up in any conceivable way. Twenty nineteen and you had your coach leave just from the jump and I'm not sure I look at that back line and the talent and say this is a no improvement. You guys are going to be so much better. It's very much just kind of like region a hat and grab something and if it's anywhere from I WANNA say seventh to dead last in Eastern Conference. I believe any of it for FC Cincinnati. So what's interesting though is if you're a season ticket holder for FC Cincinnati. You do get some gifts and if you reached in that hat and you took a look. Jonathan asking sent us some great pictures. If you're watching on youtube you can see them now of the march in Cincinnati. You would see and you we on the left with his phone up. That's your experience. Shug influencers in the wild right here. This is the march. This is joined that. So much you can see it from my squinting and must have been very very sunny beautiful day in Cincinnati. You can't pick against this anywhere to seventh. Seventh is in the playoffs. That looks like a shield winner here. Eric Erickson I've been listening to extra radio for many years and I've never laughed harder than when Charlie said he had to go to the bathroom. I had to go watch the video and he raised his hand. I lost it again. Thanks for the laughs. If you watch the minute or so before. Charlie raises his hand. You can also see him back and watch you can see a mentally running in place and realizing that something was coming that he could not stop and that he would have to pause the show. Fly have never experienced anything like that in my professional career. Risher speak thanks to Taylor for joining us. Banner if you haven't already it's on demand you can watch it right now before the weekend. It's well worth your time and every Wednesday at two PM Eastern. I'll say it again. I still don't completely understand it. Review Rate Share A. Push all rowing promoting other shows on this show for the last like three. 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