ExtraTime Radio: Is Voyageurs Cup more compelling than the USOC? Reliving Italy 1990 with Bob Gansler
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After a wild night in the Amway Canadian Championship, the guys wonder if the Voyageurs Cup is more compelling than the US Open Cup. The table is certainly divided. Then Philadelphia Union manager John Hackworth joins the show to break down a huge win in Kansas City and a celebration that will stick with him the rest of his career. With MLS still rolling along while US camp gets rolling in Palo Alto, which team is going to suffer most?
As the USMNT gathers to prepare for their seventh straight World Cup, the guys reminisce with 1990 World Cup boss Bob Gansler about his attempts to qualify for as a player and a coach before finally leading his young charges to Italy. How did the US celebrate the 'shot heard around the world?' Why didn't Gansler lead the team in 1994? Plus, Jurgen Klinsmann...a diver?
Finally, Las Vegas' merits as an MLS expansion city are debated, readers vouch for Simon's sainthood and wonder what effect the TV windfall will have on CBA negotiations. Is this the new MLS and U.S. Soccer anthem? Plus, the merits of virtual Panini sticker are debated. Email us at ExtraTime@MLSsoccer.com or tweet us at @ExtraTimeRadio.
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New York Times veteran soccer writer George Vecsey is the author of "Eight World Cups," as in the eight tournaments he's covered. The book is set to be released the week of May 12 but you can preorder the book by clicking here. Then join us on June 4 when we discuss the book with Vecsey himself.
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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 "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.