The guys unveil the Atlanta United Panic Meter to gauge the frustration among the Five Stripes faithful. Free space (disappointment) in the Concacaf Champions League against Monterrey then a draw at home to FC Cincinnati? Something is off, but what is it? The guys dig in, then give Cincy their due, analyze Bob Bradley’s Carlos Vela-Lionel Messi comparison, celebrate FC Dallas’ first win under Luchi Gonzalez and preview the second leg of the #CCLFever quarterfinals. Also in this episode, interviews with Minnesota United defender Francisco Calvo and FC Cincinnati and USMNT midfielder Kenny Saief.
2:24 – What is wrong with Atlanta United? 7:11 – Are the Five Stripes faithful … “spoiled?” 16:31 – What does this historic result mean for FC Cincinnati? 18:18 – Bob Bradley wants Carlos Vela to channel Messi. What does that mean? 19:56 – Luchi Gonzalez gets his first pro win, FC Dallas impress Doyle 22:05 – You might have missed ______ from Week 2 26:27 – Who has a chance to make the Concacaf Champions league semis? 29:13 – INTERVIEW: Francisco Calvo (MNUFC) on perfect start, R-E-S-P-E-C-T & Pura Vida 43:39 – INTERVIEW: Kenny Saief (FCC) on his dream start, move to Cincy and USMNT future 51:17 – MAILBAG: New MLS Fantasy winner, praise for Susannah and more
Susannah reveals she doesn’t have #CCLFever (gasp) as the crew laments this week’s disappointing results against Liga MX. Is MLS making progress? Yes, it’s just slower than we’d like. Tune in for the Week 3 preview, then it is on to the big conversations. First, MLSsoccer.com national writer Sam Stejskal joins Andrew and David to explain how MLS teams spend the big bucks and why the way we’re talking about it is wrong. Forget Designated Player tags. That’s just the beginning. To explain more, Sounders GM Garth Lagerwey stops by the studio to talk Seattle spend, MLS roster-building trends, CCL progress and the US national team under Gregg Berhalter. Also in this episode, a listener rates the Extratime hosts on the FIFA scale. The results are surprising and hilarious. 2:00 – BIG REVEAL! Susannah does not have CCL Fever… 4:46 – Liga MX handles business head-to-head with MLS in the CCL quarters 7:22 – Is MLS making progress in CCL? 13:00 – Atlanta United bow out of CCL, but get a consolation prize 17:53 – The best to come in MLS Week 3 28:03 – INTERVIEW: MLSsoccer.com national writer Sam Stejskal on why we’re talking about MLS spending all wrong 35:48 – INTERVIEW: Sounders’ GM Garth Lagerwey on how MLS teams spend, how that has to change, CCL & USMNT 57:43 – MAILBAG: A listener rates the Extratime hosts on the FIFA scale