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The World Cup is over, but there's still time for one final look back. Not before some MLS talk, though, and Fire goalkeeper Sean Johnson just happened to drop by for a discussion about the year of the draw in Chicago, his national team hopes and Tim Howard's legacy. Andrew also christens Obafemi Martins the most important player in MLS, David tells Bradley Wright-Phillips how he can properly thank Thierry Henry and Simon says Clint Dempsey can still will the Golden Boot.
Meanwhile, there was one last World Cup match to be played in Brazil, and Germany came away champions. Deserved? Sure. But was there really fire in the bellies of the finalists? Simon says no, and he also has a bit of an issue with Jurgen Klinsmann's support for his former charges. Finally, Alex Abnos of Howler joins the guys from Rio de Janeiro after being mugged at gunpoint just feet from his hostel.
Simon's hair-brained scheme to improve the MLS schedule stolen? So says one listener in Brooklyn. You be the judge. 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.