ExtraTime Radio: Will Edu be a better MLS solution than Bradley? Plus, Sacramento Republic's founder

Mo Money, Mo Problems?

The biggest headline as MLS preseason camps open for business? The Philadelphia Union have finally inked their man Maurice Edu to a Designated Player deal that makes the Eastern Conference race even more interesting. The guys hash out what the signing means for the club and wonder how he'll be compared his USMNT teammate Michael Bradley, and Simon speculates which American player might be headed to MLS next.

The guys also welcome on Warren Smith, the president and founder of USL PRO side Sacramento Republic FC. The club has a new affiliate deal, a former MLS coach on the bench and lofty expectations for joining the big leagues in five years.


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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.