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The show for American soccer fans. We talk USMNT, World Cup, EPL, MLS and more. We're the show for intelligent American soccer fans who love tactics as much as trivia.
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The show for American soccer fans. We talk USMNT, World Cup, EPL, MLS and more. We're the show for intelligent American soccer fans who love tactics as much as trivia.




USMNT roster reaction and why Olympic qualification is important, w/ Brian Sciaretta

Daryl talks to Brian Sciaretta about the 23-man USMNT roster to face Canada (which may or may not feature Christian Pulisic and definitely does not feature Michael Bradley), the u23 camp that's preparing for Olympic qualification, and the wider state of the US youth national team programs. Looking for Brian on Twitter? Here he is: Today's show is sponsored by Enclosed. Go to and use code TOTALSOCCER for $35 off any multi-month...


Weekend review: Liverpool v Man City, flying Foxes, Pulisic FC, Der Klassiker

It's Daryl filling in for Taylor and talking to Ryan Bailey on the weekend review! Timestamps: 0-1:45 — Dentistry 1:45 — Liverpool v Man City 26:45 — SeatGeek! Use code TSS for $10 off your first ticket purchase 29:43 — Leicester City v Arsenal 39:45 — Chelsea v Crystal Palace 49:55 — ExpressVPN! Visit to get three months free with a one year subscription 55:40 — Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund


2019 MLS Cup Final Review: Seattle Sounders v Toronto FC

NO SPOILERS! Taylor and Joe Lowery are in the TUDN broadcast booth (after it was abandoned) at CenturyLink Field to break down all that happened in the 2019 MLS Cup Final. SPONSORS! Today's show is brought to you by... Talisman! Visit and enter to win a $100 Talisman gifts card


Vlatko's USWNT debut review w/ Jeff Kassouf, MLS Cup preview w/ Bobby Warshaw

2:12 — Jeff Kasouff of The Equalizer reviews Vlatko Andonovski's debut as USWNT head coach. What's new with the team, what's stayed the same, and what does the future hold? Read more from Jeff and his writers at and use code CHAMPION for 40% off a one-year subscription 22:50 — Today's show is sponsored buy — use code TOTALSOCCERSHOW for a 20% discount 24:45 — Bobby Warshaw preview MLS Cup — Seattle Sounders vs Toronto FC, with a...


The most confusing USMNT roster announcement ever, analyzed and explained

We break down one off the most confusing roster announcement in US men's national team history. Last week, Gregg Berhalter named 20 MLS players to camp, today he named nine European-based platers to the roster, and after Sunday's MLS Cup game he'll add another handful. We go through all 29+ players and see what we can discern about Berhalter's plans We also look ahead to tonight's USWNT v Sweden game, in which Vlatko Andonovski debuts as US head coach LISTEN TO SOCCER 101 Find it here:...


Why is Pulisic succeeding at Chelsea? Would Jill Ellis take the USMNT job? And more listener questions ...

We answer nine listener questions: 1. What's Pulisic doing right that he wasn't doing earlier in the season? 2. If you could bring back one former USMNT player in their prime to fix the current team, who would it be? 3. If Berhalter were fired, would Jill Ellis take the USMNT job? 4. If you were commissioner of MLS, would you focus on attracting Eurosnobs or casual American sports fans? 5. What would impact MLS more: no salary cap or pro/rel? 6. Wh are some of the best captains in the...


Have we reached a VAR tipping point? Plus Bayern say goodbye to Kovac, Balotelli racially abused in Italy, and more stories from the weekend

Taylor is back from Germany, which means it's time for a (belated) weekend review with Ryan Bailey! Detailed time stamps will be added later, but for now... Topics discussed include: VAR drama in the Premier League, specifically in Everton-Tottenham Today's show is sponsored by SeatGeek. Download the app and use code TSS for $10 off your first ticket purchase. Pulisic scores again, things aren't heating up in La Liga, Bayern Munich get thrashed and Niko Kovac takes the blame, plus much...


TSS x Cooligans Bundesliga crossover, part one

We were in Germany with The Cooligans so we sat down with my guys and recorded another listener questions crossover special. This is part one. You'll find the second part in The Cooligans podcast feed. Today's show is sponsored by Manscaped! Go to and use code TSS for 20% plus free shipping


MLS Conference Finals review with Joe Lowery and Jordan Angeli

With Daryl and Taylor in Germany, Joe Lowery and Jordan Angelini step in to review the MLS Conference Finals. Expect tactical analysis and sharp insights from Joe and Jordan as they break down LAFC vs Seattle Sounders and Atlanta United vs Toronto FC Today's show is sponsored by ENCLOSED! Listen to the show and hear how you can get $35 off any multi month subscription to Today's show is sponsored by RUFFNECK SCARVES! Use code TOTALSOCCERSHOW for 20% off at...


The NWSL Championship, Vlatko Andonovski takes over the USWNT, and much more w/ Meg Linehan

Meg Linehan is back on the show to discuss Vlatko Andonovski's introductory press conference: what next for the manager, for the program, and for GM Kate Markgraf? After that, they review the NWSL Championship, ponder what the future may hold for the North Carolina Courage, and provide some updates on the players' lawsuit against the federation.


Bundesliga catch-up w/ Matt Hermann: Bayern and Dortmund struggle while Gladbach surprise

Taylor talks to Matt Hermann of the Talking Fussball podcast. They discuss the Bundesliga's surprise team Borussia Monchengladbach, as well as the respective seasons of perennial title contenders Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund. They also get into which Americans have done well this season, which teams might continue to over-perform, and why the Dusseldorf v Koln game this weekend is more interesting than it might seem on paper. SPONSORS: Get $10 off your first three months of fuboTV...


Totally justified/absolutely necessary Emergency Pod! Dest chooses the USMNT

The title says it all! If you aren't entirely certain what this episode is about, go ahead and read the title again.


Weekend Review: Liverpool rally past Spurs, Pulisic nets a hat trick, the US U17s stumble in the World Cup, and the NC Courage establish a dynasty

It's weekend review time! Ryan and Taylor discuss a wild weekend in world soccer... 1:46 - Liverpool v Tottenham 11:16 - Burnley v Chelsea 22:50 - Today's show is sponsored by SeatGeek. Download the app and use code TSS for $10 off your first ticket purchase. 26:08 - Arsenal v Crystal Palace 33:10 - Southampton v Leicester City 38:07 - Today's show is sponsored by Away, makers of thoughtful luggage for modern travel! You can check out all their offerings at


MLS conference semifinal review w/ Joe Lowery and NWSL Final preview w/ Jeff Kassouf

Daryl and Taylor talk to Joe Lowery about the 4 MLS conference semifinals that took place this week: 1) NYCFC v Toronto 2) Seattle v RSL 3) Atlanta v Philadelphia Union 4) LAFC v LA Galaxy 5) Conference final previews 1:17:21 - After that, Taylor talks to Jeff Kassouf of The Equalizer about this weekend's NWSL Final between the North Carolina Courage and the Chicago Red Stars. They also get into the NWSL Best XI controversy, the USWNT coaching search coming to an end, and Alex Morgan...


Why don't more Americans play in the Championship, should MLS teams spend big money on defenders, and many more listener questions

Daryl and Taylor take turns answering your listener questions, many of which are MLS-centric. 1) Why don't more Americans go to the Championship? 2) Why isn't the Supporters' Shield valued more? 3) When will MLS teams spend big on center backs? Today's show is sponsored by Policy Genius. Go to and get a life insurance quote in just minutes 4) Why isn't there as much movement of players between MLS teams, similar to what happens in the Premier League? 5) Is it...


Should Gregg Berhalter be fired? (and other USMNT-themed listener questions)

We answer 13 listener questions about the USMNT, including the big one. Here's the article from The Nation, featuring quotes from Hugo Perez: Call in to the JD and The Rod show tonight (Wednesday), from 10 pm Eastern, at this number: 717-727-BEST SPONSORS: Get $10 off your first three months of fuboTV via Get your Hims hair kit for $5 at Get 10% off at...


MLS Playoffs Round One review w/ Joe Lowery: Wins for ATL, Sounders, TFC, RSL, Philly Union, and LA Galaxy

We are joined by MLS expert Joe Lowery to discuss the six Round One playoff games and then look ahead to the Conference Semifinals or, as Daryl calls them, the quarterfinals. Timestamps, because we know you're only here to hear about your team. Unless you're a DC United fan. 1:55 — Big announcement! Please help us name our new MLS show. Tweet it at us and Joe (@totalsoccershow, @joeincleats) and use the hashtag #TSSMLS 7:00 — Atlanta United v New England Revolution 13:45 — Seattle...


Weekend Review: Manchester United and Liverpool scrap their way to a draw, a Pulisic Sighting for Chelsea, and massive drama Liga MX

Daryl and Taylor take a look back at some of the biggest moments of the weekend, including... 1:48 - Manchester United v Liverpool 22:35 - Today's show is sponsored by SeatGeek. Download the app and use code TSS for $10 off your first ticket purchase 25:03 - Chelsea v Newcastle 37:35 - Today's episode of The Total Soccer Show is brought to you by Hims! Go to to get a Hims hair-loss kit for $5 40:09 - Sargent scores for Werder Bremen 41:41 - Seattle v FC...


2019 NWSL playoff preview and USWNT coaching search w/ Meg Linehan, plus USL League One Championship preview and Lansing Ignite update w/ Jason Weintraub

It's a two-parter on this Friday episode! 2:15 - Part I features Meg Linehan of The Athletic discussing the likelihood of Seattle Reign FC coach Vlatko Andonovski taking over the US women's national team. Meg also previews what to watch for in this weekend's NWSL playoff semifinals. Here's a link to an article Meg and Steph Yang wrote for The Athletic that goes deep on each playoff team. 30:06 - Today's show is sponsored by Ruffneck Scarves. Go to and use code...


2019 MLS Cup playoff preview w/ Joe Lowery

The 2019 MLS Cup playoffs get underway this weekend, and Joe Lowery is here to preview each and every match-up. He explains the tactical preferences of each team, how they might match up, and who the key performers will be (or need to be). 13:29 - If you're only here for MLS previews, skip to that marker. We start off by talking about the USMNT's 2-0 loss to Canada, so if you don't want to think about that travesty any longer, you don't have to! Today's show is brought to you by... Dollar...