ExtraTime Radio: USOC or MLS? Which would Will Johnson take during Timbers-Sounders rivalry week?
Two Times the Fun
After nearly a month in Brazil, Andrew is back with a weekend centerback conundrum. That out of the way, the guys wonder whether Sporting KC's Dom Dwyer deserved a yellow card for his selfie celebration and if Erick 'Cubo' Torres will make the AT&T All-Star team without a public push. Plus, who can actually challenge the Seattle Sounders for the Supporters' Shield?
It probably won't be the Portland Timbers after a rough start to the season, but captain Will Johnson says he'd still love to spoil his rival's week with two Cascadia Clashes on the horizon. But would he rather win in the US Open Cup or MLS play? You'll have to listen to find out.
Then former United States and Costa Rica manager Steve Sampson joins the show to run the rule over CONCACAF's performance in Brazil and the USMNT's run to the Round of 16. Where does the region stand in the global hierarchy? Sampson says higher than you think.
Finally, Andrew and David reminisce about Brazil, while Simon refuses his heaping portion of humble pie. Typical. Email us at ExtraTime@MLSsoccer.com or tweet us at @ExtraTimeRadio. And make sure you check out our West Coast brethren at March to the Match every Wednesday!
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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 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.