ExtraTime Radio: Brad Evans says the Seattle Sounders are Cascadia underdogs, plus Sporting KC's Peter Vermes

Seattle...Underdogs?

The MLS Cup Playoffs are upon us and the guys are back to reflect on Wednesday's pressure-relieving win for the Seattle Sounders and look ahead to what promises to be a thrilling weekend. Plus, there's a new member of the ExtraTime Radio family.

First up it's Sounders captain Brad Evans, who explains why Seattle didn't feel any internal pressure against Colorado then labels his side the underdog with a Cascadia Clash against the Timbers on the horizon. Plus, find out what the US national team's incumbent right back thinks about offseason loans with a World Cup place at stake.

Sporting Kansas City head coach Peter Vermes is next, and despite being a New Jersey native and former New York player, he lays out why he was rooting for the Chicago Fire last Sunday. Vermes also dishes on Matt Besler's Halloween costume, and explains why his team is just fine without Kei Kamara. Can Sporting collect the Cup in their third go round? The guys like their chances.

The guys also run the rule over New York, LA and Real Salt Lake, discuss the Fire's new hire and the Crew's premature retirement and Simon rails against the USMNT courtship of Bayern Munich winger Julian Green.


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Meet the ET team

Nick Firchau is the host and producer of ExtraTime Radio and a senior editor at MLSsoccer.com. He previously covered the Chicago Fire for the Chicago Sun-Times. He often wonders why more professional athletes don't demand an "orange slices at halftime" clause in their contracts.

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.

Andrew Wiebe is 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.

David "The Gasman" 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.