ExtraTime Radio: Philly interim boss Jim Curtin wants the Union job, but first US Open Cup beckons
Open Cup Nights
It's that time again, the US Open Cup semifinals are upon us and interim Union head coach Jim Curtin has a massive opportunity in front of him. But where does he stand as the club searches for a permanent leader? How complicated was that Carlos Valdes transfer? How has Zac MacMath taken the news that he'll no longer be No. 1? Oh, and can this team make a run at MLS Cup? All the answers just a click away.
SI.com's Brian Straus also joins the guys to give his input on the Jermaine Jones saga, DeAndre Yedlin's seemingly impending transfer, Landon Donovan's legacy and getting taken down a peg by a coach or player. You won't want to miss it.
ETR Book Club:
After a month of consuming the 2014 World Cup, you probably think you know everything there is to know about it. Well, James Montague will make you think again with "Thirty-One Nil" featuring stories you likely never heard about in the lead-up to Brazil. We spoke to Montague about his adventures around the world and if you haven't yet ordered the book, you'll likely be tempted to after listening to our special Book Club edition.
Get started on the book club's next selection: The Numbers Game by Chris Anderson and David Sally.
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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.