ExtraTime Radio: Dave Sarachan on past, present, future of US national team

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LISTEN: No, Brad Friedel has zero experience as a professional head coach. Yes, it's an ambitious hire for New England. Can Remi Garde build a Quebecois Lyon in Montreal? USMNT interim manager Dave Sarachan talks Trinidad & Tobago and the past, present and future of US soccer. Plus, big news to kick things off and an awesome mailbag! Subscribe so you never miss a show! Download this episode!

The 2017 Audi MLS Cup Playoffs may be paused for the international break, but that doesn't mean there isn't plenty of news around MLS. The biggest comes in New England and Montreal, where US national team legend Brad Friedel is now head coach of the Revs and former Lyon boss Remi Garde is thinking big when it comes to the talent pipeline in Quebec. Plus, award season kicks off with some well-deserved hardware.

Still grieving about the US national team's failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup? You're not alone. Interim head coach Dave Sarachan calls the guys from Portugal to explain how it all went down, how it felt, what it means and what's next with a friendly coming up on Tuesday against a team ranked third in the world.

In this episode...

Segment 1 - MLS coaching carousel + awards season begins

  • No, Brad Friedel has zero experience as a pro head coach ... Yes, it's an ambitious hire for NE (6:27)
  • Remi Garde brings European pedigree to MTL ... Does that matter? (13:35)
  • Why Julian Gressel ran away with Rookie of the Year honors (20:05)
  • Ike Opara gets his due with Defender of the Year nod (20:44)

Segment 2 - Dave Sarachan calls in from USMNT camp in Portugal

  • Doyle breaks down 21-man roster, complete with four teenagers (27:40)
  • GUEST: US interim head coach Dave Sarachan (29:04)
  • Should ATLUTD sell Miguel Almiron? (49:15)
  • Why Gass wouldn't sell Jack Harrison... (50:58)

Segment 3 - Mailbag and Hot-Take Hotline (54:18)

  • Nashville Hot Chicken SC? Expansion news in the south (54:24)
  • What constitutes an MLS dynasty? Who gets the honors? (56:15)
  • Fake MLS trades ... Lee Nguyen to Dallas? Cubo to _____? (1:01:15)
  • Listener Baerantee: Red Bulls move on from Kljestan and BWP **sizzle** (1:04:25)
  • Is MLS Cup worth more than the $20 million they might get for Almiron for ATL? (1:08:01)
  • MLS Cup fan fiction! (1:12:48)

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