The Call Up

The Call Up: MLS is Back breakout performers Tesho Akindele and Thomas Hasal

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Oh, Canada! In this episode of The Call Up Susannah & Jill catch up with two of the finest from north of the border, both of whom have made headlines in the MLS is Back Tournament. Thomas Hasal, the 21-year-old backup 'keeper for the Vancouver Whitecaps discusses THAT performance against Sporting, how he was prepared for the big stage, becoming an MLS meme and his new celebrity status.

Also, are Orlando City SC the tournament underdogs? Tesho Akindele gives the gals his take and explains why Oscar Pareja has this team rolling. Plus, Jill braves a hurricane to record this episode in her car. This is the content you need, we promise!

  • 2:35 - Here For This: Inside look at VAR
  • 5:50 - Here For This: BLM pre game shirts for sale
  • 7:24 - Here For This: Tyler Miller mustache
  • 10:30 - Thomas Hasal: How he prepared for his moment
  • 12:10 - Thomas Hasal: Dealing with his newfound fame
  • 13:07 - Thomas Hasal: Meme moment
  • 14:30 - Get to know Thomas Hasal
  • 20:25 - Tesho Akindele: Do Orlando feel like the underdogs?
  • 21:50 - Tesho Akindele: What's been the change under Oscar Pareja?
  • 22:44 - Tesho Akindele: Nani celebration
  • 25:00 - Tesho Akindele: Looking forward with the Black Players Coalition
  • 26:50 - Tesho Akindele on his education
  • 32:40 - Tesho Akindele: What it would mean to get a trophy for the fans
  • 33:44 - What's On Tap


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