The Next Step

MLS NEXT is here, and unless you've been living under a North American soccer rock, you've seen the new logo. Or is it a crest? Or is it a brand? Well, according to the man tasked with leading the effort to create it – MLS senior director of brand and integrated marketing David Bruce – it's all those things and more. Bruce walks the guys through every aspect of MLS' new identity, with help from reader questions.

The league didn't stop just because it has a new logo to digest, though. Stick around for all the US Open Cup, MLS playoff chase and CONCACAF Champions League discussion as we could fit into a segment. Did the Union blow their chance at hardware? Who has the biggest "must-win" match this weekend? Are Sporting KC in trouble in CCL?

Love doctor? Simon Borg claims that title, but his father isn't so affectionate, which gives Andrew an idea about a new segment on the show. Plus, listeners chime in on the great craft beer debate. What are you drinking?

Email us at ExtraTime@MLSsoccer.com or tweet us at @ExtraTimeRadio. And make sure you check out our West Coast brethren at March to the Match every Wednesday!

ExtraTime Radio Book Club:

After a month of consuming the 2014 World Cup, you probably think you know everything there is to know about it. Well, James Montague will make you think again with "Thirty-One Nil," featuring stories you likely never heard about in the lead-up to Brazil. We spoke to Montague about his adventures around the world and if you haven't yet ordered the book, you'll likely be tempted to after listening to our special Book Club edition.

Get started on the book club's next selection: The Numbers Game by Chris Anderson and David Sally.

Have a book you'd like us to review? Email us at extratime@mlssoccer.com.


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Meet the ETR team

Andrew Wiebe is the host and producer of ExtraTime Radio and a new media editor for MLSsoccer.com. He previously covered Sporting KC, once scored an unintentional goal from midfield and tries to bring an analytical mind to the beautiful game. Weekend center back, history junkie and Jayhawk.

Simon Borg is a senior editor and on-air analyst for MLSsoccer.com, and the original creator of the "Kick Off" on MLSsoccer.com. He loves organic strawberry jam and once pushed a big kid into a puddle while playing soccer in Malta. And he would do it again right now.

David Gass is an assistant producer and sound engineer for ExtraTime Radio. Originally from New York City, he attended Northeastern University in Boston and is currently questioning his choice of part-time employment.