Extratime: Carlos Vela channels inner Messi + Peter Vermes talks Monterrey

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In this episode, it’s all about otherworldly performances from No. 10s. First, Alejandro Pozuelo has Andrew guzzling from the poisoned Toronto FC chalice after one of the best debuts in MLS history. But the Reds’ $11 million man couldn’t match the jaw-dropping exploits of LAFC’s Carlos Vela, who is following Bob Bradley’s request to aspire to Lionel Messi levels while he chases the Landon Donovan MVP trophy. Don’t forget the kids, either! Doyle says a change is underway in MLS. More domestic teenage attackers than ever before are playing and making a real impact.

In the second segment, a heaping helping of #CCLFever with Sporting KC manager Peter Vermes and Peter Brownell. Who, you might ask? The man who discovered #CCLFever, of course! Vermes gives the guys insight into the success of Krisztián Németh (AKA the MLS Sergio Aguero), the matchup with Monterrey in the Concacaf Champions League semifinals and the reason for the change from pressing to possession in KC.

In the mailbag, Calen tells his Memo Rodriguez-Houston Dynamo story, Switzerland decides neutrality is boring and supporters get salty about the refs.

Time Segment
2:55 Toronto FC’s cup runneth over as Pozuelo wows on his debut
6:11 Story time! Calen on how Cuauhtémoc multiplied the Fire’s swag
9:17 Carlos Vela channels inner Leo Messi as LAFC top table
14:42 Biggest MLS trend? Emergence of so many young, domestic attackers
20:41 Zlatan! Rooney! Ref beef! What did we learn from Sunday’s action?
26:18 INTERVIEW: Sporting KC manager Peter Vermes talks CCL
42:24 INTERVIEW: Peter Brownell, the discoverer of #CCLFever
47:05 Why it would be fitting for SKC to make history and win CCL
54:05 MAILBAG: Memo and the Dynamo & the Swiss abandon neutrality



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