ExtraTime Radio: Steve Sampson on why '98 WCup team's legacy is misunderstood & RSL's Jeff Cassar

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A few days after 1990 boss Bob Gansler gave the lowdown on the United States' return to the grandest stage, 1998 head coach Steve Sampson explains why the team's legacy is misunderstood. Sampson also explains why booting John Harkes from the team was both the hardest decision of his career and the easiest, and why he made a mistake starting David Regis over Jeff Agoos.

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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.

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