There's one Wall Street Journal article, two ads, and 11 listener questions on today's show. Here are the timestamps: 00:00 — Discussing Rachel Bachman's WSJ article about how the US Soccer Federation is being run. Link to article: https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-soccer-federations-struggles-deepen-11575567787 13:15 — What does "Kop" mean at football grounds in England? 16:08 — Could Christian Pulisic one day win the Ballon D'Or? 20:28 — Are we being too harsh on Berhalter for having his "group"? Haven't other USMNT coaches had the same criticism? 27:17 — Today's show sponsored by Hello Fresh. Go to http://hellofresh.com/tss9 and use code TSS9 for nine meals free 29:40 — Why don't people mention Juan Pablo Angel more as being one of the true elite players to help build MLS? 33:03 — Has the application of VAR in the EPL has been rougher than in other leagues? And if so, why? 38:25 — What’s is the most festive starting eleven you can make in the Christmas tree formation? 42:10 — Today's show is sponsored by Talisman Caps! Use code TOTALSOCCER10 for 10% off at http://talismancaps.com 44:15 — Which USMNT player, or players', injury/injuries do you think had the greatest impact on putting us on the path to where the men's national team is now? 50:55 — How do you view Samuel Eto’o’s career and where does he rank in top African footballers? 58:45 — Would PSG actually benefit from an equivalent-size takeover of a rival team in Ligue 1? 1:03:10 — With negotiations between MLS and MLSPA taking place this winter, what do you think are the main things a collective bargaining agreement needs to have to help the league move forward? 1:10:01 — How are UK citizens allocated to national teams? They all have a UK passport, but they play for England, Scotland, Wales, or Nothern Ireland. How does this work?
We review Man Utd's 2-1 win over Spurs, highlighting the things that impressed us about Solskjaer's team. In part two, we take a quick look at Liverpool's 5-2 win over Everton and then have a ponder about the problems at Goodison Park. Today's show is sponsored by Manscaped. Go to http://manscaped.com and use code TSS for 20% off plus free shipping Today's show is sponsored by Enclosed. Go to http://enclosed.gifts and code TOTALSOCCER for $35 off any multi month order
Taylor is joined by The Athletic's Sam Stejskal to discuss the recent article Sam wrote with Paul Tenorio that outlined their ideal alternative to the current MLS roster rules. Here's a link to their MLS opus: https://theathletic.com/1424561/2019/12/02/how-wed-rewrite-mlss-maddeningly-complex-roster-rules/ We get into the background for their plan, the basics of their new roster rules, and the areas that Sam finds most confusing/offputting. Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... HELLOFRESH! Go to http://hellofresh.com/TSS9 and enter code TSS9 for nine free meals HIMS! Get a free trial by going to http://forhims.com/totalsoccerED
With Daryl still galavanting around England, Taylor talks to Manuel Veth (Forbes, ProSoccerUSA) about a wild Bundesliga season so far. Have Bayern righted the ship, will Klinsmann work out at Hertha, how big of an impact will Tyler Adams have when he returns to Leipzig, and much much more. We also spend some time discussing Weston McKennie and Schalke, Gio Reyna and Dortmund, and the state of the German national team as it prepares for this summer's Euros. Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... Manscaped - Use code TSS to get 20% off plus free shipping at http://Manscaped.com Ruffneck Scarves - Go to http://RuffneckScarves.com and use code TOTALSOCCERSHOW for a 20% discount
Ryan and Taylor break down all the action from this past weekend, including... Newcastle v Manchester City Liverpool v Brighton Today's show is brought to you by SeatGeek! Use code TSS for $10 off your first ticket purchase Tottenham v Bournemouth Arsenal v Norwich (and United v Villa) Today's show is brought to you by Hims! Get a free trial by going to http://forhims.com/totalsoccerED Bayern Munich v Bayer Leverkusen Atletico Madrid v Barcelona The Euro 2020 draw is complete: who is happiest and who is going to be nervous?