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Joe and Taylor discuss Gregg Berhalter's provisional roster for the Concacaf Nations League Finals this summer, and then it's on to discussing some of the most interesting performances by USMNT-eligible players around the world (aka - in North America and Europe). Players discussed: 1) Brenden Aaronson (Red Bull Salzburg) 2) Christian Pulisic (Chel…
 
On this week’s episode of Allocation Disorder, Paul and Sam use this Saturday’s edition of El Tráfico a jumping-off point for a discussion about roster building cycles in MLS (which is something that LAFC is dealing with right now), club rebuilds (which is something that the Galaxy are dealing with right now), the challenges of selling players mids…
 
Taylor is joined by Transfermarkt's Manuel Veth to discuss the managerial key party that is the Bundesliga coaching situation. We get into what Germany will look like this summer in Jogi Lowe's final outing (and where he might go from here), how Bayern got their man in Julian Nagelsmann but still have a lot to figure out if they want to make sure h…
 
Ryan, Graham, and Joe team up to talk Champions Leagues! First, it's some UEFA Champions League chat with discussion of Chelsea vs. Real Madrid and Manchester City vs. PSG. Just how good was Thomas Tuchel's Chelsea team against Madrid? Has Pep been reading a Diego Simeone biography? And what's the deal with an all-English UCL Final? Then, it's on t…
 
Meg Linehan of The Athletic is back on the show to discuss this weekend's NWSL Challenge Cup Final, as well as her thoughts on some of the best offseason moves in the league. Plus, which teams are looking strong (or as strong as ever) and which teams still have some work to do! There's also Taylor attempting to get Meg to make Olympic roster predic…
 
Ryan, Taylor and Graham discuss the weekend’s biggest games—including the one that didn’t actually take place! Manchester Utd vs. Liverpool: the biggest fixture in English soccer was postponed following protests from Red Devils fans aimed at their absentee owners. What exactly happened at Old Trafford, and what will follow? La Liga title race: Atle…
 
Taylor, Adam Snavely, and Joe team up to answer your listener questions and talk CCL! We start out with CCL and try to get to the bottom of what on earth happened last night between the Columbus Crew and Monterrey and the Portland Timbers and Club América. Then, it’s on to the questions! 1) What can we expect from Bayern Munich under Julian Nagelsm…
 
Joe, Ryan and Taylor have assembled to indirectly discuss the filmography of Christopher Nolan... but also to break down this week's Champions Leagues games! 1) PSG v Manchester City: why was one half so good for PSG and the other was, erm, the opposite? 2) Real Madrid v Chelsea: what was Tuchel's tactical approach and how did Real Madrid calm thin…
 
On this episode of Allocation Disorder, Paul and Sam discuss some of MLS’s competitive balance issues, spending disparity, and a handful of roster rules. Then it’s on to a conversation about the Galaxy and Chicharito’s hot start, Atlanta United vs. the Philadelphia Union in CCL, and much, much, much more from around the world of MLS. Sponsors! Hein…
 
Taylor and Joe chat about how a number of young American players, based both domestically and abroad, fared this past weekend. Just how good was Cade Cowell against FC Dallas on Saturday? What's up with Reggie Cannon at Boavista? How is Yunus Musah doing with Valencia? We talk about all of those things (and discuss many more Americans) before turni…
 
Ryan, Taylor and Graham convene for a look back at the weekend that was! - West Ham vs Chelsea: The Blues dealt a crucial blow to David Moyes in the battle for fourth place with their ‘professional’ (read: ‘slightly boring’) style! - Leeds vs Man Utd: It was honors even at Elland Road, where Marcelo Bielsa appears to have adapted his style to face …
 
On this episode of Allocation Disorder, Paul and Sam sift through this week's Super League drama, but from an American soccer & Major League Soccer perspective. How similar is MLS's structure to the Super League's proposed structure? And what does all of this Super League talk mean for MLS? Then, after the Super League discussion, it's on to takeaw…
 
Ryan, Taylor and Graham are here to answer listener questions—but not before sounding off on the latest updates of the demise of the European Super League! Topics include: the most impactful signing of the season, the use of VAR in the Premier League and players whose career was ruined by a huge mistake! Sponsors! SoFi! For facts, analysis, and upd…
 
With the European Super League now appearing to be dead in the water, Adam Snavely joins Taylor to discuss where things stand and how we got to this point. Plus, we try to get to the bottom of some big questions, like why did the owners ever think this would ever go well, what will happen next, how severe will any potential punishments be, what mig…
 
Jeff Rueter of The Athletic is back on the program to discuss some of the biggest moments from the opening weekend of the MLS season. We get into detail on: Inter Miami v LA Galaxy Seattle v Minnesota Montreal v Toronto Chicago v New England LAFC v Austin Plus, the best-run teams in the USL Championship and USL League One, why Week 10 is the most i…
 
Ryan, Taylor and Graham are here to discuss the weekend’s best action—and the story that could redefine the sport: the announcement of the breakaway European Super League. - The European Super League! A fundamental and seismic change to the sport at its highest level might be on the cards, with the announcement of a breakaway league. What does this…
 
The Armchair Analyst himself is on the pod to discuss mezcal cocktails and cat ownership... and also the start of the 2021 MLS season. If you missed the chat with Sam Stejskal earlier in the week, scroll down the feed a bit and you'll find it. In this episode, we get into some of the teams that Sam and I didn't get to, including Toronto, Minnesota,…
 
MLS is (almost) back! With the start of the regular season knocking on the door, Paul and Sam make their predictions for the 2021 MLS season. Who’s going to be MVP? What about Homegrown Player of the Year? Which team will win the Supporters’ Shield? Which team will lift MLS Cup? Paul and Sam make those predictions and many, many, many more. Sponsor…
 
Ryan, Taylor and Joe return with analysis on two varieties of Champions League: UEFA and CONCACAF! - Liverpool vs. Real Madrid: Los Blancos took advantage of the Reds’ lack of ‘electricity’ and bolted their way into the semifinals—despite missing several first-choice names. - Borussia Dortmund vs. Man City: Pep is back in the semis! We look at how …
 
The Athletic's Sam Stejskal answers Taylor's many, many questions about the MLS season to come. What's the deal with U22 Initiative (I hope you did your best Seinfeld impression on that one), how will Inter Miami deal with their four DP situation, rosters builds in Austin and Cincinnati, Chicharito's tenure (thus far) with the Galaxy, the problems …
 
Ryan, Graham, and Joe combine to review much of Tuesday's UEFA and Concacaf Champions League action, starting with PSG vs. Bayern and Chelsea vs. Porto over in Europe before heading to Atlanta United vs. Alajuelense and the Portland Timbers vs. Marathón in the United States. UCL+CCL? Who could ask for more? Sponsors! Freshly is offering TSS listene…
 
Taylor and Joe are back with another Americans Abroad Round-Up! We start out by going deep on Bryan Reynolds' first-ever start for Roma, talking about the ins and outs of his performance, and highlighting things to watch for from Reynolds down the line. Then, it's on to some analysis of a handful of other young U.S. players who saw the field in Eur…
 
Ryan, Taylor and Graham are here to cast an eye over the biggest matches of the weekend! - Real Madrid vs. Barcelona: Los Blancos triumphed in the rain in a highly entertaining Clasico, but how much does Zinedine Zidane ride his luck? - Tottenham vs. Man Utd: Jose Mourinho’s days in London appear numbered after Spurs dropped points from a winning p…
 
On this episode of Allocation Disorder, Paul and Sam dive into Inter Miami’s strange Designated Player situation, talk through various market inefficiencies within MLS, and highlight a pair of big signings in LA and Atlanta. Then, towards the end of the show, they touch on CCL. In case you’re wondering, Paul is still squarely aboard the Portland Ti…
 
Taylor, Ryan, and Joe review the two most recent UEFA Champions League quarterfinal games and talk through some of the CCL action from Wednesday evening. You can find full list of games discussed down below! 1) Bayern vs. PSG 2) Porto vs. Chelsea 3) Toronto FC vs. Léon 4) Philadelphia Union vs. Saprissa Sponsors! Today's show is brought to you by..…
 
Taylor, Graham, and Joe combine their intercontinental minds to review Tuesday's two UEFA Champions League quarterfinals and two of Tuesday night's Concacaf Champions League games! You can find the full list of games discussed down below: 1) Real Madrid vs. Liverpool 2) Manchester City vs. Borussia Dortmund 3) Portland Timbers vs. Marathón 4) Atlan…
 
After watching the tape, Taylor and Joe talk about six young American players who had strong weekends over in Europe! From Daryl Dike's brace for Barnsley to Tyler Adams' shift in central midfield against Bayern Munich, there's plenty of Americans Abroad chat to get to! Here's the full listed of players that we covered on the show: 1) Brenden Aaron…
 
Heath Pearce makes his debut appearance to discuss a wiiiiiiiide variety of topics. We start with his time with the USMNT, including most challenging places to play, the in-camp atmosphere, and the players who were most consistent in national team training. After that, we get into Orange Slices, Heath's new podcast with Mark McKenzie... but also sp…
 
Graham and Taylor review the biggest results from the past weekend, including... West Brom 2 - Chelsea 5: why are we already hearing reports of dust ups and unhappiness from a Chelsea team that have been performing well? Arsenal 0 - Liverpool 3: Arteta sets up to frustrate Liverpool, but ends up annoyed with several of his own players (Dani Ceballo…
 
On this week’s episode of Allocation Disorder, Paul and Sam dish out some perspective and analysis on the U.S. men’s failure to qualify for the Olympics. What does the failure mean for the USMNT? What does it mean for MLS? And what does it mean for the development of the American player? After the Olympics chat, Paul and Sam turn their attention to…
 
It’s listener question timeeeee! On this show, Taylor and Joe answer your lovely questions, ranging from the rigors of Concacaf World Cup Qualifying to the best (and worst) Champions League winners of the last decade to hybrid national teams. You can find the full list of questions down below: 1) Would the United States’ U-23 team have qualified fo…
 
Jon Arnold joins the show to discuss all-things Concacaf. How did Curacao land Guus Hiddink, who will be the next (relatively) unheralded national team to make a run at the Gold Cup, the role that the FIFA scandals has played in the instability at numerous national federations, and much much more! Plus, a group-by-group look at the first round of C…
 
Our old pal returns! The Athletic's Felipe Cardenas is back on the show to discuss the latest news regarding the suspension of Conmebol World Cup Qualifying, plus the present situation with the Colombian National Team (TLDL: Quieroz lasted games). We also discuss Felipe's interview with Peter Sarsgaard (lots of good stuff there) and Gabriel Heinze'…
 
Joe and Taylor spend about an hour discussing the USA's 2-1 loss to Honduras in Olympic qualifying. What was the USA trying to do, how did Honduras nullify that approach so effectively, and why weren't the Americans able to find a way back? We go deep on individual moments, as well as the overall tactical approach and the adjustments made along the…
 
On this episode of Allocation Disorder, Paul and Sam talk all about MLS franchise valuations and the potential for growth in Major League Soccer. Why are MLS franchises being bought and sold for so much money? Why aren’t folks who are flushed with cash just going out and buy a Premier League team for a fraction of the cost of an MLS franchise? How …
 
It's a USMNT extravaganza! Taylor and Joe break down the U.S. men's national team's friendly against Jamaica and analyze the U.S. U-23s' performance against Mexico in their final group stage game of Olympic Qualifying. Who stood out for the senior team against Jamaica? Is Kellyn Acosta a legitimate option at the 6 going forward? What would we like …
 
Taylor and Joe preview the USMNT's upcoming friendly against Jamaica that will take place on Thursday at 1PM ET. What on earth is going on with Jamaica right now (spoiler: there's a lot)? Are they primed to be a real contender in Concacaf going forward? What should we expect from them in this game? After going in-depth on Jamaica, Taylor and Joe tu…
 
Taylor and Joe break down the United States’ 4-0 win over the Dominican Republic in Olympic Qualifying. Why was the first half so stagnant? What was the U.S. trying to do in possession with their rotated starting lineup? What did Jason Kreis change tactically heading into the second half? Taylor and Joe tackle those questions, look ahead to the res…
 
Ryan, Taylor and Graham are here to take a look back at the biggest games of the weekend! West Ham vs. Arsenal: The Hammers scored five goals in this London rivalry—but somehow didn’t win! We look at how West Ham faltered and why Arsenal were able to bounce back from 3-0 down. Leicester vs. Manchester Utd: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer doesn’t need to worry…
 
Taylor and Joe review the U.S.’s matchup with Costa Rica in Olympic Qualifying before talking about the USMNT’s roster for their upcoming friendlies and discussing the Champions League quarterfinal draw. Sponsors! American Giant! Get 15% off your first order when you use promo code TSS at american-giant.com! Policy Genius! Re-shop your auto and hom…
 
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