ExtraTime Radio: New Vancouver Whitecaps manager Carl Robinson on new gig in British Columbia

Meet The New Boss

The Vancouver Whitecaps finally filled that pesky head coaching vacancy on Monday by promoting from within. The new man in charge - former MLS veteran Carl Robinson - comes on the show to talk about landing the job, the hype surrounding the other candidates, how to get the most out of Darren Mattocks and if he's more anxious about coaching or walking his mother down the aisle at her wedding this week in Wales.

The guys also welcome on Seattle Times beat writer Joshua Mayers, who has the latest on what's already been a busy offseason for the Sounders. What's the deal with a trade for Kenny Cooper? Are Eddie Johnson's days all but done in Emerald City? Can Chad Marshall save the locker room? And what of the news that Clint Dempsey is headed back to Fulham this winter? All that and more as the Sounders look to rebuild before 2014.

There's also talk about Thierry Henry's days as a BBC broadcaster, the hype surrounding college syar Patrick Mullins, some big changes in the CONCACAF Champions League and two of the strangest email ideas in the history of the show. A Star Wars team in MLS? Who's the more foolish; the fool or the fool who follows him?


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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.

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.

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.

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.