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The first-ever MLS #DecisionDay has come and gone, but with four midweek Audi MLS Cup Playoffs matchups looming, there’s no time to rest ahead of the Knockout Round. Andrew and David are joined by Ben ‘The Research’ Baer to put the New York Red Bulls’ Supporters Shield in historical context. Then the guys chat with New England star Lee Nguyen about the Revs hot and cold season and MLS Cup redemption. Plus, there’s a playoff battle up north between Toronto and Montreal, Columbus demolished D.C. United and the Union have a new sporting director.


In the Western Conference, there was chaos, stress and plenty of excitement up until the final minute of the regular season. Now that the standings are set, the guys look ahead. Can Portland continue their late resurgence? Is Peter Vermes playing mind games with Benny Feilhaber at the wrong time? Does Vancouver have the right recipe for a title run? If Seattle are going to win their first MLS Cup, it will have to start against their old playoff nemesis, the LA Galaxy. Goalkeeper Stefan Frei goes over the the mood in the Sounders camp, details all the Decision Day drama, names an X-factor and much more.


Former ETR host Jason Saghini jumps in for the mailbag, returning with some sage advice. What should Andrew and David wager on the World Series? Who might jump into the playoff field next season? Finally, MLS Cup predictions.


Be a part of the next ETR Book Club as we review Das Reboot: How German Soccer Reinvented Itself and Conquered the World by Raphael Honigstein. How did Jurgen Klinsmann help spark the revolution that took German soccer from doomsday to a World Cup victory? Email your thoughts to extratime@mlssoccer.com to be included in the show!
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