Episodes
Taylor and Joe, recording from Minnesota for the MLS All-Star festivities, are here to get you caught up on the world of MLS! What happened in the most recent transfer window? Who’s the favorite for the Supporters’ Shield? Which teams are over-performing in 2022? And which teams need to kick it into gear if they want to make the playoffs? All that - plus some All-Star and Skills Challenge chat - on the show. Sponsors! Welcome to Wrexham! We are supported by FX’s Welcome to Wrexham, which...
Published 08/10/22
We’re back with the first Americans in Action episode of this season! Taylor, Graham, and Joe dive into a number of Americans abroad to discuss expectations for this year, transfers, breakout players, meat pies, and so much much more. Sponsors! Welcome to Wrexham! We are supported by FX’s Welcome to Wrexham, which premieres August 24th on FX and will be available to stream on Hulu! Roman! Go to Get Roman.com/TSS today for $10 off your first order! Indochino! Get $50 off any purchase of $399...
Published 08/09/22
Ryan Bailey, Taylor Rockwell and Graham Ruthven convene for the first Weekend Review of the 2022-23 season! Huzzah! The gang focuses on whatever Manchester Utd were attempting to do on Sunday, before looking at newly promoted Fulham's impressive display against title-chasing Liverpool. There's a look back on the rest of the PL fixtures, a glance at how things got started in the Bundesliga (spoiler alert: Bayern won!) and a roundup of the best from Ligue 1 and MLS. Oh, and if you want to join...
Published 08/08/22
Sam Stejskal and Paul Tenorio host a LIVE Q&A with listeners! They address Riqui Puig’s move from FC Barcelona to the LA Galaxy. Plus, are MLS owners refusing to spend money? And, will Landon Donovan be the next coach of San Jose? Subscribe to the NEW "The Athletic Soccer Show"! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 08/05/22
It’s listener question time! Taylor, Ryan, Graham, and Joe are here to answer your wonderful questions. You can find the full list that we tackled down below: 1) What is the biggest club in Europe that could reasonably be relegated in the next 10 years? 2) If you could add any national team legend to your current national team’s pool of players, who would you add and why? 3) Would it be a good idea to allow players wear earphones so that coaches can talk to them during games? 4) Could Bayern...
Published 08/04/22
Part the Second of our Premier League Previews! You can find Part One in the feed (it's the next most recent episode). Your four co-hosts provide analysis, transfer recaps, a bit of gloom and doom for the appropriate clubs, and some predictions for Leicester, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Newcastle, Nottingham Forest, Southampton, Tottenham, West Ham, and Wolves. Reminder! We're putting together a Premier League fantasy league this season! Here's a link to the league and...
Published 08/03/22
It’s Premier League preview time! Taylor, Ryan, Graham, and Joe are here with part one of their Premier League season previews. On this episode, we’re dishing out analysis, transfer recaps, and predictions for Arsenal, Aston Villa, Bournemouth, Brentford, Brighton, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Everton, Fulham, and Leeds United.  For insight into the rest of the Premier League, make sure to check out part two! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 08/02/22
After 56 years, it finally came Home! Ryan Bailey, Taylor Rockwell, Graham Ruthven and Joe Lowery are here to look back upon England's Euro 2022 victory over Germany! From pitch-perfect game management to questionable refereeing and everything in between, we cover all the action from Wembley! Plus, we also look at Liverpool's Community Shield victory over Man City, and Bayern Munich's DFL Supercup win against RB Leipzig! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 08/01/22
Sam Stejskal and Paul Tenorio try to explain the Luis Suarez-to-MLS rumor and how Paul gave hope to the entire country of Uruguay. Plus, what is the latest with MLS expansion and the 30th team? And, the continued question of the USMNT striker position is still unclear. Sponsors! LinkedIn! Did you know every week, nearly 40 million job seekers visit LinkedIn? Post your job for free at LinkedIn.com/TSS! FotMob! We love FotMob and so should you! FotMob is THE place to go to stay updated on live...
Published 07/29/22
The UEFA Women's EURO Final is only a few days away! Taylor, Ryan, Graham, and Joe preview Sunday's final between England and Germany and take a look back at the two recent semifinal matches. What are we expecting on Sunday? Which players will decide the game? And who do we think will win? All that - and more - on the show. Sponsors! LinkedIn! Did you know every week, nearly 40 million job seekers visit LinkedIn? Post your job for free at LinkedIn.com/TSS! FotMob! We love FotMob and so...
Published 07/28/22
It’s listener questions time! Ryan and Joe are here to answer your lovely inquires. You can find the full list of questions that we tackled down below. 1) If Gregg Berhalter had a time machine that he could use during the World Cup Final to bring back a former USMNT player, who should he pick? 2) How does the chaos going on with Iran’s men’s soccer team impact Group B at the World Cup? 3) Is there a soccer equivalent to the Bobby Bonilla baseball contract? 4) When watching games as a fan,...
Published 07/27/22
Veteran TSS guest Manuel Veth returns (in-between his various journeys around the world) to discuss all the latest moves in Germany. We spend a lot of time on last season's top four (Bayern, Dortmund. Leverkusen, and Leipzig) but also take a look at Wolfsburg, Frankfurt, Schalke, Bremen, Freiburg, and more! How will Dortmund shape up without Haaland (and possibly Haller)? Can Leverkusen's consistency be the difference maker for them this season? Could Wolfsburg be the surprise of the season,...
Published 07/26/22
Ryan Bailey, Taylor Rockwell, Joe Lowery and Graham Ruthven look back on an array of closely contested Euro 2022 quarterfinals, before looking ahead to the final four matchups! Sponsors! LinkedIn! Did you know every week, nearly 40 million job seekers visit LinkedIn? Post your job for free at LinkedIn.com/TSS! FotMob! We love FotMob and so should you! FotMob is THE place to go to stay updated on live scores, player and team stats, in-depth match statistics and analysis, Fantasy points...
Published 07/25/22
Sam Stejskal and Paul Tenorio react to the news of Atlanta United President Darren Eales leaving the club for Newcastle. Plus, the MLSPA releases a list of upcoming free agents — who are the top players available? And, will there be big exits at NYCFC and LAFC? Sponsors! Today's show is sponsored by FotMob! We love them and so should you! FotMob is THE place to go to stay updated on live scores, player and team stats, in-depth match statistics and analysis, Fantasy points scoring, news...
Published 07/22/22
It’s listener questions time! Ryan, Taylor, Graham, and Joe are here to tackle your lovely soccer inquiries. You can find the full list that we answered down below: 1) If we had a time machine, which transfers would we go back in time to block? And which ones would we make happen? 2) Which country seems most likely to join Germany at the next nation to win both the men’s and the women’s World Cup? 3) How does TSS view Carlos Tevez's soccer career now that he’s retired? 4) Is Josh Wolff the...
Published 07/21/22
The USWNT won the Concacaf W Championship! Taylor and Joe are here to break down the final against Canada and talk big-picture takeaways from the tournament, standout players, players who struggled, and much more.  Sponsors! Today's show is sponsored by FotMob! We love them and so should you! FotMob is THE place to go to stay updated on live scores, player and team stats, in-depth match statistics and analysis, Fantasy points scoring, news articles, transfer updates, and more! Click here to...
Published 07/20/22
On today's show, in Part 1, Graham and Taylor take a look back at the final group stage games of Euro 2022, and discuss which teams were the most disappointing (Norway), which players we will be sad to see head home (a couple of the Norwegians), and what we learned ahead of the knockout round (Norway won't be in it). In Parts 2 and 3 (starting around 19:43) we take an in-depth look at each of the quarterfinal match-ups, and try to predict the most likely tactics, 1v1 battles, and potential...
Published 07/19/22
Ryan Bailey, Taylor Rockwell, Joe Lowery and Graham Ruthven are here to discuss the very latest in transfer news, including Barcelona's baffling financial situation, how Kalidou Koulibaly improves Chelsea, Toronto FC's growing Italian contingent, and much more! Sponsors! Today's show is sponsored by FotMob! We love them and so should you! FotMob is THE place to go to stay updated on live scores, player and team stats, in-depth match statistics and analysis, Fantasy points scoring, news...
Published 07/18/22
Sam and Paul open up this week’s show with Wayne Rooney being hired as DC United head coach. Plus, they dive into the war of words between Tanner and Thorrington on the signing of Gareth Bale. And, what has happened to the LA Galaxy?? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 07/15/22
On today's episode, it's time for some listener questions! The whole crew is back on mic to answer your questions: 1) What are the best ways to better understand soccer strategy and formations? Aside from watching games, are there online resources or something of that ilk? 2) Why do Mexican clubs have so many sponsors on their kits? Are there any other leagues who handle sponsors similarly? 3) How are we feeling about Leeds' transfer window so far? 4) What went wrong at Barcelona for Riqui...
Published 07/14/22
Graham and Taylor take a look back at the 2022 Euros thus far. With every team having played at least one game, they get into the standout performers, tactical wrinkles, and major talking points that have dominated the competition thus far. Group A - How did England put eight past Norway, and how much trouble might the Scandinavians be in when they take on Austria in their final group stage game? Group B - Germany press their way into top spot, while Spain's lack of attacking prowess limited...
Published 07/13/22
Taylor and Joe are here to talk about the USWNT's most recent game: their final group stage match of the Concacaf W Championship against Mexico. What did we take away from the game? And what's next for the U.S.? We talk about that in the first two segments before answering some of your listener questions in the final segment! Sponsors! Indochino! Get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more by using promo code 'TSS' at Indochino.com! Helix Sleep! Helix is offering up to $200 off all mattress...
Published 07/12/22
Transfer watch! Ryan Bailey, Taylor Rockwell, Joe Lowery and Graham Ruthven convene to discuss the hold-ups in Frenkie De Jong's move away from Barcelona, the ways in which Borussia Dortmund are spending their Erling Haaland money, a wild summer in MLS and much more! Sponsors! Indochino! Get $50 off any purchase of $399 or more by using promo code 'TSS' at Indochino.com! Helix Sleep! Helix is offering up to $200 off all mattress orders AND two free pillows for our listeners at...
Published 07/11/22
The USWNT is going to the World Cup! On this episode, Taylor Rockwell and Joe Lowery dive into how the U.S. women’s national team has performed so far at the Concacaf W Championship. Then, after the USWNT talk, we discuss Tyler Adams’ move to Leeds and Luca de la Torre’s move to La Liga. Sponsors! Today's show is sponsored by FotMob! We love them and so should you! FotMob is THE place to go to stay updated on live scores, player and team stats, in-depth match statistics and analysis, Fantasy...
Published 07/08/22