ExtraTime Radio: Oscar Pareja's grand plans for FC Dallas, plus Columbus' Bernardo Anor on Venezuela

Man with the Plan

It's only three weeks into the season, but the standings say that Oscar Pareja has FC Dallas at the top of MLS. The former Colombian national teamer clues the guys into his vision for keeping Dallas among the league's elite. And while it all starts with the club's youth academy, there's also a future US national teamer in his ranks. Find out who he thinks it is.

If you're amazed at what new MLS Player of the Week Bernardo Anor did on Saturday — he scored both Columbus Crew goals, including an AT&T Goal of the Week nominee, in a home-opening victory -- imagine doing it all while carrying a heavy heart for your family and native country in the midst of civil unrest. Anor is from Venezuela, where anti-government protests are the order of the day, and he's focused on raising awareness of his compatriots' plight.

Benny Hill, The Simpsons, arepa recipes and "to watch or not to watch El Clásico" are just some of the other topics up for discussion.



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