Episodes
On this episode, Taylor and Joe chat about how a number of different Americans performed (or didn’t perform) over the weekend. We start out with some quick hits on players like Matthew Hoppe, Chris Richards, John Brooks, Josh Sargent, and others. Then it’s on to more in-depth conversations about Matt Miazga (how’s he doing in La Liga?), Luca de la Torre, Sam Vines, and Weston McKennie. Sponsors! DirecTV! DIRECTV STREAM brings your live TV and on demand favorites together like never before....
Published 10/26/21
On this Monday’s Weekend Review, Taylor, Graham, and Joe discuss much of the on-field (and off-filed) action that occurred in Europe this weekend. We discussed the ever-worsening situation with Manchester United, Real Madrid’s El Clásico victory, Juve vs. Inter in the Derby d'Italia, and Ajax’s resounding win over PSV in the Eredivisie. Sponsors! DirecTV! DIRECTV STREAM brings your live TV and on demand favorites together like never before. Visit directv.com to learn more! Wealthfront! To get...
Published 10/25/21
Why did the accountant quit his job? He lost interest. On this day, a year after Daryl's passing, please take some time to enjoy life... even if it means laughing at Dad Jokes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 10/22/21
On this week’s episode of Allocation Disorder, Paul and Sam dive into the salary information that was released by the MLS Players Association earlier this week. What trends are they seeing in the salary data? Who is the newest entrant into the top group of MLS earners? Which teams are spending well - and which teams are throwing good money after bad? Paul and Sam discuss all of that - and answer your questions - on the show! Sponsors! BetterHelp! Get 10% off your first month of customized...
Published 10/22/21
On this episode, Taylor, Ryan, Graham, and Joe take a look back at the Champions League action from the last couple of days. What went wrong for RB Leipzig in their 3-2 loss to PSG? Did Liverpool deserve to beat Atletico Madrid? How good is Erik ten Hag's Ajax? Does Manchester United’s come-from-behind win over Atalanta actually tell us anything about this team? We discuss all of that - and more - on the show. Sponsors! BetterHelp! Get 10% off your first month of customized online therapy by...
Published 10/21/21
Ryan, Graham, and Joe are here to answer your listener questions! Hurrah! From a new World Cup tournament for the nearly-rans, to the intricacies behind obtaining coaching badges, we have you covered! -Instead of a World Cup every two years, what about a 2nd World Cup with nations that just missed the main World Cup? -Do you think that the new Newcastle owners are being overly outwardly ambitious? -What are coaching badges and how do you obtain them? -Why aren’t South American club soccer...
Published 10/20/21
On this episode, Taylor and Joe talk about a slew of Americans who were in action over the weekend! We start out by running through a quick Americans Abroad weekend recap before diving into five specific performances from USMNT-eligible players who saw the field over the last few days. You can find the list of players that we discussed in-depth down below:  1) Joe Scally, who played on both sides of defense for Borussia Mönchengladbach 2) Sergiño Dest, who started at RW for Barcelona  3) Josh...
Published 10/19/21
On this Monday’s edition of Weekend Review, Taylor, Graham, and Joe discuss a slate of games from England, Germany, Italy, and Spain! From Leicester’s impressive 4-2 win over Manchester United in the Premier League to Barcelona’s 3-1 win over Valencia in La Liga to a pair of leagues in between, there was plenty to get to. Sponsors! This episode is brought to you by… BetterHelp! Get 10% off your first month of customized online therapy by going to BetterHelp.com/theathletic! Sonos! Are you...
Published 10/18/21
Taylor, Ryan, Graham, and Joe are here to answer your listener questions! From two-footedness to #DualNationalPanic, there was plenty to get to. You can find the full list of questions down below: 1) Why aren’t professional footballers better with both feet? 2) Are there comparable dual national situations to the United States and Mexico? 3) Who are some of the most unique players in the world?  4) Would Bradley (Michael or Bob) have provided the direction and leadership that the USMNT lacked...
Published 10/15/21
Taylor and Joe watched it back and now they’re here to talk about it. “It”, of course, being the USMNT’s latest World Cup qualifier: a 2-1 win over Costa Rica. How did the U.S. perform in this critical game? What did we make of Gregg Berhalter’s lineup and tactical approach? Who played well? And who struggled? We discussed all of those things - plus, we gave some overall thoughts on the October window and looked ahead to November - on the show. Sponsors! Today’s show is sponsored...
Published 10/14/21
On this USMNT-centric episode of Allocation Disorder, Paul and Sam discuss the U.S.'s latest World Cup qualifier: their clash with Costa Rica on Wednesday evening. How did the U.S. perform? And what did we learn about the team from this Costa Rica game and from this window? You can hear all of that, plus praise for Sergiño Dest and Yunus Musah and analysis of Berhalter's decision to start Zack Steffen over Matt Turner, on the show. Sponsors! Today’s show is sponsored by… Policygenius!...
Published 10/14/21
On this episode of Allocation Disorder, Paul and Sam dive into the USMNT’s 1-0 loss to Panama in World Cup Qualifying. How should Gregg Berhalter have rotated his lineup for this game? What were some of the on-field factors behind the defeat? And what was the atmosphere like in Panama? Paul and Sam talk about all of those things, and more, on the show. Sponsors! Today’s show is sponsored by… Policygenius! Policygenius makes it easy to compare quotes from over a dozen top insurers all in one...
Published 10/11/21
Taylor and Joe are back with another USMNT review show, this time digging into the USMNT's World Cup qualifier against Panama. What were some of the factors that led to the USMNT’s 1-0 loss, their first ever loss to Panama in World Cup Qualifying? What did we make of the lineup? Where does most of the blame for this result lie? We talk about those things - and much more - on the show.  Sponsors! Today’s show is sponsored by… Policygenius! Policygenius makes it easy to compare quotes from over...
Published 10/11/21
Taylor talks to Greg Lalas about the return of the Kicking and Screening Film Festival, which runs from October 12-15 in New York. They've got some excellent films this year, and we get into the creation of the festival, the selection process for deciding on entries, and Greg's favorite soccer films and documentaries. You can find out more about the festival and the lineup by clicking this link. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 10/08/21
On this week's episode of Allocation Disorder, Paul and Sam talk all about the U.S.'s 2-0 win over Jamaica. Recording from Austin, our hosts discuss the U.S.'s lineup and performance and look ahead to the USMNT's game against Panama on Sunday. Sponsors! BetterHelp! Unload stressors and get some unbiased feedback with BetterHelp. Head to betterhelp.com/TSS to get 10% off your first month! American Giant! Get 15% off your new favorite tees at american-giant.com/TSS! Wealthfront! To get your...
Published 10/08/21
On this episode, Taylor and Joe analyze the USMNT's World Cup qualifier against Jamaica. There was controversy. There were goals. There was a Tim Ream look-a-like. I mean, you couldn't ask for much more, really. What did the U.S. do well? Where did they struggle? Who played well? We talk about all of those things - and many more - on the show. Sponsors! BetterHelp! Unload stressors and get some unbiased feedback with BetterHelp. Head to betterhelp.com/TSS to get 10% off your first...
Published 10/08/21
The Athletic's Steph Yang discusses the latest fallout from the NWSL/Paul Riley scandal, as well as the player protests last night. But with so many other incidents plaguing the league this season, we get into the system of power itself, how these scandals get covered up, the role of youth soccer in normalizing abuse, and positive development that can (hopefully) help bring about change. For Athletic subscribers, here's a link to Steph's excellent article. Learn more about your ad choices....
Published 10/07/21
It’s listener questions time! On this episode, Ryan, Taylor, Graham, and Joe gather around their respective microphones to answer your lovely inquiries. You can find the full list of questions that we discussed down below: 1) Is playing for your club more or less valued than playing for your country? 2) Why hasn’t someone bought FC Barcelona? 3) Who are some players whose off-field actions make it challenging to root for them on the field? 4) If nutmegging the goalkeeper with a shot counted...
Published 10/06/21
With the USMNT’s next World Cup Qualifier just days away, Taylor and Joe sat down to preview their next opponent: Jamaica. How does Jamaica play under manager Theodore Whitemore? Who are their key players? How might the U.S. be able to get the upper hand against them? And what U.S. lineup would we like to see in this game? We talk about all that - and much more - on the show. Sponsors! BetterHelp! Unload stressors and get some unbiased feedback with BetterHelp. Head to betterhelp.com/TSS to...
Published 10/05/21
First off, if you're in need of bad puns, this is the episode for you! Taylor is back to chat with Graham and Ryan about the biggest games from the weekend! 1) Liverpool v Manchester City was a classic, even if the officiating was not (according to Pep) 2) Atletico Madrid v Barcelona: Simeone's side were dominant, Koeman's side were coached from a phone, and Suarez got his revenge. 3) Atalanta v Milan: No Zlatan. No gold car. No problem. Milan was dominant and won the first 86 minutes 3-0...
Published 10/04/21
On this week’s episode of Allocation Disorder, Paul and Sam react to Gregg Berhalter’s roster for the October World Cup Qualifying window. What do they like? Who are they excited to see? And how do they see game-to-game rotation turning out? After the USMNT chat, it’s on to some MLS topics.  Why did the Chicago Fire fire Raphael Wicky after a 2-0 win? And what’s gone wrong for the Fire in a more general sense? Finally, to close out the show, Paul and Sam discuss front office news out of FC...
Published 10/01/21
Did someone say “listener questions”? Yes? Good, because on today’s show, Ryan, Graham, and Joe answer your lovely questions! You can find the full list of questions that we discussed down below: 1) What are our thoughts on UEFA’s reported proposal of a salary cap/luxury tax system for teams in European competitions? 2) What is the situation with soccer broadcast rights in countries outside the U.S.? Do they have as much access to games as folks in the U.S.? 3) What is a non-contract...
Published 09/30/21
Ryan, Graham, and Joe are back discussing the Champions League - and what a slate of midweek games it was! We chatted about PSG’s win over Manchester City, Sheriff Tiraspol’s historic victory at Real Madrid, AC Milan’s misfortune against Atlético Madrid, and much, much, much more. Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by... The NBA! This episode is sponsored by the NBA and their quest to advance the game of basketball, grow the community, and impact culture. That’s the NBA. That’s...
Published 09/30/21
Joe is joined by MLSsoccer.com's Tom Bogert to discuss Gregg Berhalter's roster for the USMNT's October World Cup Qualifiers! We run through the roster position by position, talk about players that we're especially excited to see, analyze why certain players missed the cut, and build lineups for the Jamaica game on Thursday, October 7th. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 09/29/21
Adam Snavely is back on the show! After you lovely listeners were kind enough to send in some USMNT-centric questions, Joe and Adam teamed up to answer a handful of them. You can find the full list of questions that we tackled down below: 1) What additional evidence do we need to confirm that Pepi is, in fact, “the striker that was promised”? 2) What are our predictions for Michael Bradley‘s future? Coach? Analyst? Simply retire? 3) Why does Sergiño Dest play at leftback? Is it due to a lack...
Published 09/28/21