Episodes
On this week’s episode of Allocation Disorder, Paul and Sam give their thoughts on the USMNT’s Gold Cup semifinal game vs. Qatar before diving into a few stories from around MLS. They talk about the latest information regarding the San Jose Earthquakes’ GM search, discuss LAFC’s decision to trade Mark-Anthony Kaye to the Colorado Rapids, chat about Austin’s new DP signing Sebastian Driussi, and much more.  Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... Policygenius! Policygenius makes it...
Published 07/30/21
(Spoilers ahead) An ad-free episode! Joe, Jordan, and Taylor spend almost an hour breaking down the USA's penalty-shootout win over the Netherlands in the quarterfinals of the Olympics. Why did the US look so much more confident in the first half than in the second, what did the Dutch do to push the US back, and what secrets have we learned from the penalty shootout? There's also praise for individual performers, constructive criticism for a few others, and a look ahead to the semifinal vs...
Published 07/30/21
Taylor and Joe review the USMNT’s Gold Cup semifinal clash with Qatar! What makes this Qatar team so good? What changed for the U.S. in the second half? Who looked good for the U.S.? And who struggled? We talk about all that - and much more - on the show! Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... Policygenius! Policygenius makes it easy to compare quotes from over a dozen top insurers all in one place. Head to Policygenius.com to get started right now. SeatGeek! Use code TSS for $20...
Published 07/30/21
Taylor, Ryan, Graham, and Joe gather around their respective microphones to answer your lovely listener questions! From fictional club vs. national team games to what referees are looking for when they check players’ cleats, there was plenty to chat about. You can find the full list of questions that we answered down below: 1) What countries have a club team in their domestic league that would beat their national team? 2) Do teams have a strategy behind their kickoffs?  3) If we there was a...
Published 07/28/21
Joe, Jordan, and Taylor take a long look at the USA's interesting but unremarkable 0-0 draw with Australia in their final group stage game of the Olympics, and do their best to answer questions like how and why did head coach Vlatko Andonovski change up the team, why couldn't the US find much rhythm or attacking joy, who should start in the knockout round, and many many more! Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... Policygenius! Policygenius makes it easy to compare quotes from over...
Published 07/27/21
Taylor and Joe combine to review the USMNT’s Gold Cup quarterfinal clash against Jamaica. What did we make of Gregg Berhalter’s starting XI? Why did the U.S. play so vertically in possession? Which U.S. players stood out? We answer those questions - and many more - on the show! Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... Policygenius! Policygenius makes it easy to compare quotes from over a dozen top insurers all in one place. Head to Policygenius.com to get started right now. SeatGeek!...
Published 07/26/21
Joe, Jordan, and Taylor are back together again (via the magic of the internet) for 45 minutes of audio-goodness, as they discuss the USWNT's emphatic 6-1 win over New Zealand in their second game at the Olympics. Why did the US look so much more comfortable this time and how much of that is the fault of New Zealand's approach? Plus, why so many offside goals, who shone the brightest in an overall bright performance for the USA, and where does the US go from here ahead of its final group...
Published 07/24/21
On this week’s episode of Allocation Disorder, Paul and Sam discuss Atlanta United’s decision to fire manager Gabriel Heinze. What went wrong for Heinze and Atlanta? Might Heinze have been looking to get out? And what’s next for Atlanta United? Then it’s on to a conversation about a pair of Americans: Chris Mueller and Kyle Duncan. Orlando City’s Mueller is headed to Hibernian in Scotland after the MLS season, while the Red Bulls' fullback has been the subject of interest from several...
Published 07/23/21
It's listener question time! On this episode, Taylor, Ryan, Graham, and Joe answer your lovely questions, ranging from Euro 2020 roster snubs to Sweet Caroline to college soccer. You can find the full list of questions down below! 1) Why do national teams name preliminary rosters before tournaments? 2) How did "Sweet Caroline" become a soccer anthem? 3) What advantages (and disadvantages) would a national team have if all of their players played for the same domestic club? 4) Who was the...
Published 07/22/21
Felipe is back! It's been a whirlwind couple days since his recent Soccer 101 appearance, and Mr. Cardenas is here to discuss the situation leading up to the firing of Gabriel Heinze by Atlanta United, as well as where the coaching search goes from here and what happens next for the Argentine manager. But we also get into the problems behind the scenes at Atlanta that need to be resolved, the challenges of building an identity in Major League Soccer, Josef Martinez's future with the team, and...
Published 07/22/21
The USWNT's Olympic opener, uh, didn't quite go according to plan. On this episode, Taylor, Joe, and Jordan Angeli team up to dissect the U.S.'s 3-0 loss to Sweden. What went wrong for the U.S.? How did Sweden create so many problems? What do the United States need to change heading into their next group stage game? We talk about all that - and much more! Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... Credit Karma! Go to CreditKarma.com/podcast to find tailored offers for credit cards and...
Published 07/21/21
Jordan Angeli returns to the show to take a deep-dive look at the USWNT prior to the start of their Olympic campaign. How will they play, who will start, who could have the biggest impact off the bench, and much much more. We also get into terminology and knee surgeries, which isn't quite as painful as it sounds. Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... Credit Karma! Go to CreditKarma.com/podcast to find tailored offers for credit cards and personal loans, just for you! Policygenius!...
Published 07/19/21
After their rewatch, Taylor and Joe review the USMNT’s 1-0 win over Canada. What did we make of Berhalter’s tactical switch? What changed for the U.S. towards the end of the first half that had them defending so much? Which American players showed well? And who struggled? All that - and much, much more - on the show. Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... Credit Karma! Go to CreditKarma.com/podcast to find tailored offers for credit cards and personal loans, just for...
Published 07/19/21
Taylor and Joe give their initial thoughts from the USMNT's match against Canada in their final game of the Gold Cup group stage! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 07/18/21
Taylor and Joe are back to talk about the USMNT’s 6-1 win over Martinique in their second game of the Gold Cup. What did we make of Gregg Berhalter’s decision to change the U.S.’s shape? What did the U.S. do well? What needs to improve? And what would we like to see against Canada? All that, plus love for James Sands’ performance, Matt Turner’s late save, Daryl Dike’s second goal, and more. Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... Credit Karma! Go to CreditKarma.com/podcast to find...
Published 07/16/21
On this week’s episode of Allocation Disorder, Paul and Sam discuss a whole slew of topics! First up: teenage left back Jonathan Gomez is headed from Louisville City to Real Sociedad. What does that move mean for USL and American soccer? Next, our hosts chat about the USMNT’s first game of the Gold Cup against Haiti and their upcoming game vs. Martinique. And finally, Paul and Sam run through some of the current instability in Inter Miami’s ownership group.  Sponsors! Today's episode is...
Published 07/15/21
Taylor, Ryan, Graham, and Joe are back together to talk transfers! From Sancho to Hakimi to Depay to Konate to Daka to many others, there was plenty to get through. Plus: haggis tacos? Haggis tacos.  Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... Credit Karma! Go to CreditKarma.com/podcast to find tailored offers for credit cards and personal loans, just for you! Freshly! Stop stressing about dinner and head to Freshly.com/TSS to get $40 off your first two orders. Aura! Go to Aura.com/TSS...
Published 07/13/21
Joe and Taylor are back together to discuss the USMNT's 1-0 win over Haiti in their opening game of the Gold Cup. What did the US do well, what needs adjustment prior to the Martinique match, why rewatching can be a useful thing instead of recording an hour plus of quick takes at midnight, and why one of us isn't willing to write off anyone in this squad juuust yet. All that, plus Busio love, praise for Lletget, and confusion around a multifaceted defensive approach. Sponsors! Today's episode...
Published 07/12/21
Taylor and Joe give some of their initial thoughts on the USMNT's Gold Cup game vs. Haiti! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 07/12/21
Taylor, Joe, Graham, and a very sad Ryan discuss Italy’s penalty kick shootout win over England in the final of Euro 2020. What went right for Italy? What went wrong for England? And what on earth happened in that penalty kick shootout? All that - and more - on the show.  Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... Credit Karma! Go to CreditKarma.com/podcast to find tailored offers for credit cards and personal loans, just for you! Freshly! Stop stressing about dinner and head to...
Published 07/12/21
Ryan, Taylor, Graham and Joe preview Sunday's Euro 2020 Final between England and Italy. Is it coming home, or is it coming Rome? That is the question! Also, the gang select their best XIs of the tournament so far and we get an update on whether Joe has seen The Dark Knight yet... Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... Credit Karma! Go to CreditKarma.com/podcast to find tailored offers for credit cards and personal loans, just for you! Babbel! When you purchase a 3-month...
Published 07/09/21
On this week’s episode of Allocation Disorder, Paul and Sam are back together to talk about a whole host of MLS topics. First up: analyzing Toronto’s decision to fire Chris Armas. Was Armas ever the right person to manage TFC? And what’s next for Toronto and their head coaching search? Next, Paul and Sam chat about Charlotte FC’s first-ever managerial signing, Miguel Angel Ramirez.  Then it’s on to the front office portion of the show, where Paul and Sam dig into moves by San Jose and...
Published 07/09/21
It's (almost) Gold Cup time, baby! With the USMNT's first game of the tournament taking place on Sunday, Taylor and Joe dive into Gregg Berhalter's roster, project some starting elevens, and preview the U.S.'s first group stage opponent: Haiti. Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... Credit Karma! Go to CreditKarma.com/podcast to find tailored offers for credit cards and personal loans, just for you! Babbel! When you purchase a 3-month subscription at Babbel.com and use code TSS,...
Published 07/08/21
On today's show, Taylor, Ryan, Joe, and Graham talk about the battle between England and Denmark in the second semifinal game of Euro 2020! Did Gareth Southgate's setup propel England to their 2-1 win? Or was it a fortunate penalty kick decision from the referee that gave England the victory? What went right for Denmark? And what didn't go so right? All that - and much more - on the show. Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... Credit Karma! Go to CreditKarma.com/podcast to find...
Published 07/08/21
Taylor is joined by Graham and Joe to break down our first Euro 2020 semifinal: Italy v Spain. How did Spain stick to their established plan but also change up their approach? What did Italy do to adjust to Spain's attack and get a goal of their own? Who did what (and why) in the penalty shootout? All that plus a rhyming introduction, more Disney/Pixar chat, and a preview of England v Denmark at the tail end of the episode! Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... Credit Karma! Go to...
Published 07/07/21