Snubs, scandal and TV money
Following a historic day for soccer in the United States, the guys gather to break it all down. They start with the US national team's provisional World Cup roster, with ESPN analyst Taylor Twellman around to help dig in and make sense of Jurgen Klinsmann's selections. Why isn't Eddie Johnson there after helping the US qualify? Will scandal ensue if Julian Green makes the final roster for Brazil? Who should play right back with Timmy Chandler back in the mix?
And while the roster news provoked plenty of discussion, nothing was bigger than MLS' new media rights deal with ESPN, Fox Sports and Univision. The guys debate Friday vs. Sunday night as must-see MLS viewing and put a historic deal in context, one that will affect every domestic soccer fan through the year 2022.
Finally, ExtraTime Radio has stumbled onto some prizes, and the best emails are getting some swag in return for their prose. In this episode, Brek Shea's fantasy MLS destination is mooted and the guys wonder whether the player who earns the penalty should be forced to take it. Last but not least, the call is out for your best revenge story (soccer or otherwise). Email us at ExtraTime@MLSsoccer.com or tweet us at @ExtraTimeRadio.
ExtraTime Book Club:
New York Times veteran soccer writer George Vecsey is the author of "Eight World Cups," as in the eight tournaments he's covered. The book is set to be released the week of May 12 but you can preorder the book by clicking here. Then join us on June 4 when we discuss the book with Vecsey himself.
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Meet the ETR team
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 "The Gasman" 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.