Major League Soccer


Extratime, the Official Podcast of Major League Soccer (MLS), is the premier soccer podcast covering the beautiful game in North America. Every Monday and Thursday, hosts Andrew Wiebe and David Gass are joined by a rotating cast of Charlie Davies, Matt Doyle and Calen Carr to discuss the latest headlines in Major League Soccer (MLS), Concacaf and the United States and Canadian national teams. Tune in for A-list guests that include the biggest players, coaches, GMs and journalists in our region, as well as soccer discussions free to go wherever the banter leads!

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1005 episodes

Rocky Mountain recap! MD 7 takes & Carranza + Union = ???

Jam-packed Matchday 7 breakdown! Andrew Wiebe and Matt Doyle dive into everything from the MLS weekend including Djordje's breakout performance, Orlando's continued struggles, and whether Chicho Arango should've been sent off before his hat trick.  8:40 - Djordje balls out on LAFC 14:34 - Chicho hat-trick… should he have been sent off? 26:18 - Philly are back, but decisions on Julián Carranza loom 40:16 - Things are bleak in Dallas 45:05 - How much should we believe in Vancouver? 50:15 - Will Cucho Hernandez play against Tigres? 52:13 - Which MLS teams can get through in Concacaf Champions Cup? 55:30 - A season-defining stretch of games for NYC 56:09 - Charlotte’s positive start continues 59:25 - Why we’re not worried about Cincinnati 1:01:05 - Orlando’s spiral continues 1:07:05 - Houston and Colorado: low-key impressing us 1:10:10 - Mailbag  

1h 14m
Apr 01
A goodbye to Gass (for now) + Julian Gressel on his podcasting career and playing with Messi!

Something a little different today... the guy say goodbye to an absolute Extratime legend, David Gass.  00:10 - Thank you Gass 15:51 - The actual soccer talk 38:40 - Julian Gressel Interview  

1h 5m
Mar 28
Play your kids! Teenagers star on Matchday 6, plus why there's real concern for Nashville and New England

Andrew Wiebe is on vacation so it's David Gass taking the reigns! Matt Doyle joins Gass to dig into everything from Matchday 6 including the Fidel Barajas breakout, LAFC's big win, and which teams are truly in trouble.  2:55 - Teenagers take over Matchday 6! 7:38 - Tyler Adams, USMNT down Mexico (again) 18:00 - Lewis Morgan and the Red Bulls are for real 29:48 - LAFC win - real or mirage? 32:00 - Why there’s real concern for Nashville  40:00 - Are the Galaxy the most fun team in MLS? 46:50 - The SKC weaknesses the Galaxy exposed  49:55 - Philly quiet the doubters  53:143 - Jonathan Rodriguez debuts, looks legit 55:20 - Lorenzo Insigne’s injury could be devastating for TFC 1:01:15 - Colorado v Houston’s wild ending 1:04:40 - Why Seattle has struggled to start the season  

1h 10m
Mar 25
Giroud to LAFC?!? Plus, progress reports for new coaches & breakout players so far

Two-man game! Andrew Wiebe and David Gass take stock of MLS ahead of Matchday 6 with grades for this year's new coaches + which players have suprised so far!   14:40 - San Diego are alive and officially making moves 17: 50 -  Does Olivier Giroud make sense for LAFC? 22:00 - Jonathan Rodríguez is officially signs for the Timbers 25:55 - Match of the Matchday: Kansas City vs. Galaxy | St. Louis City vs. D.C. 28: 00 - Who needs to step up this weekend with the International Break in full effect? 35:20 - Surprise Breakout players 41: 15 - Early Progress Reports for new managers  

1h 5m
Mar 21
Wind = MD5 Main Character! Takeaways from every single game...

It's a packed Extratime! Andrew Wiebe, David Gass, and Matt Doyle break down everything from Matchday 5 including Chicago's INSANE comeback, whether NYC saved their season, and which team should be most worried after a rocky start. 15:52 - Extratime Man of the Matchday 23:34 - Eric Ramsay wins first game with the Loons! 29:28 - What’s happening with LAFC? 35:15 - No Messi? No problem for Luis Suarez and Miami  43:10 - Columbus continue on path to repeating... did Red Bulls get exposed? 51:28 - MLS After-Dark Special: LA Galaxy and St. Louis  54:30 - Who are we most concerned for: Philadelphia, Orlando, Dallas, New England, or Seattle?  

1h 19m
Mar 18
Concacaf gets Messi/Messy for MLS! Plus, Troy Lesesne talks D.C. & MD5 preview

CCC heartbreak once again! Andrew Wiebe and David Gass break down a rough Round of 16 for MLS before diving into some of the big stories around the league, including an interview with new D.C. United head coach Troy Lesesne!  8:00 - Best Things we Saw: CCC Edition 22:00 - Latif Blessing Trade Breakdown 34:30 - Philadelphia’s disaster in Mexico 32:45 - Orlando loses in the most Concacaf Champions game ever 35:20 - Troy Lesesne Interview 57:19 - Future of D.C. United 1:01:25 - Future of Minnesota United 1:03:50 - The influence of Columbus Crew & Wilfried Nancy on MLS  1:05:50 - Is there a blueprint for playing against Miami? 1:08:50 - Mailbag  

1h 22m
Mar 15
Herdman + Insigne = True Love! Best (and worst) from MLS MD 4...

It's back to a 3-man show as David Gass returns from parts unknown! The guys dive into everything from Matchday 4, including Toronto's good vibes, hot starts from the likes of Minnesota, Portland, and Montréal, and whether Orlando and Chicago can get things turned around.  4:59 - Best Things We Saw on Matchday 4 28:15 - Why we’re buying Minnesota’s hot start 31:19 - We’re concerned about Orlando 34:29 - Red Bulls, Forsberg can be a top 4 team in the East 42:38 - Montréal are for real 50:00 - Portland now chasing Cabecita?  1:03:48 - Can Chicago get things turned around? 1:07:10 - Concacaf Champions Cup R16 - Second Leg Preview  

1h 14m
Mar 11
Messi (and Suarez) dominate! Big-time DP rumors! Matchday 3 review!

18:50 - Messi, Suarez destroy Orando 31:52 - Are we worried about Orlando? 40:20 - Are the Galaxy back… for real? 51:20 - Who needs Carlos Vela more: LAFC or San Jose? 52:40 - New Managers off to great starts 1:14:35 - Champions Cup Round of 16  

1h 18m
Mar 05
Lagerwey on ATL in '24, roster rules + MD 2 preview w/ Balboa & Lowery

With the guys out, Andrew calls in some friends for MLS happy hour. Atlanta United president and CEO Garth Lagerwey stops by to talk the 2024 season, from trophy expectations to the proper use of U22 spots. Plus, Marcelo Balboa's got the lowdown on El Trafico (and the Rapids tough start), and Joe Lowery (Total Soccer Show, Backheeled.com) gives his three most interesting storylines heading into MatchDay 2. 3:12 - Garth Lagerwey on 2024 season, Crew match 13:12 - How does MLS compare to Liga MX? 18:20 - Scouting for MLS + Roster rules now/future 27:35 - Almada interest and future in ATL 39:46 - Marcelo Balboa on Cali Clasico, STL v RSL and Rapids 1:01:47 - Joe Lowery on Cincy turnover, new-look TFC and Ramsey in Minn  

1h 18m
Mar 01
MLS is back! Everything you need to know from opening weekend

Andrew, Doyle and Dave get together to celebrate and break down a busy Matchday 1. Late Messi heroics, big statements by last year's MLS Cup finalists, FC Dallas' formational switch, managerial debuts good and bad and our first-ever ETR Player of the Week Award! 2:55 - Best things we saw from Opening Weekend 9:00 - Galaxy v Miami: both fun, both flawed 22:10 - LAFC gets statement win over Seattle 30:37 - Columbus roll in opener… what was that from Atlanta? 37:52 - FC Dallas and the 3-5-2 trend 43:23 - Federico Bernardeschi is a wingback now? 48:20 - Eryk Williamson, Christian Benteke show out 53:25 - Breaking down the new coach debuts 1:09:40 - Concacaf Champions Cup Preview 1:16:32 - Mailbag  

1h 21m
Feb 26
Complete MatchDay 1 preview! Plus, three points, but cause for concern for Miami?

One game down, many, many more to go! Andrew Wiebe, David Gass, and Matt Doyle recap Miami's win over RSL, the MLS clubs involved in CCC, and finish off our season previews ahead of Opening Weekend!  9:30 - Orlando takes care of business in CCC 14:20 - St. Louis downs Houston  24:38 - Reason for concern despite Miami’s win? 34:38 - What to make of RSL’s season-opening performance 42:52 - LA Galaxy Season Preview 51:06 - Atlanta United Season Preview 58:46 - Seattle Sounders Season Preview 1:05:41 - LAFC  Season Preview 1:13:19 - Portland Timbers Season Preview 1:21:52 - Colorado Rapids Season Preview  

1h 30m
Feb 23
Let the 2024 season begin!!! Trophy Draft + MIA - RSL preview

The 2024 MLS Season is almost here!! Andrew Wiebe, David Gass, and Matt Doyle hold the annual Extratime trophy draft to break down the contenders this season and preview Wednesday night's Miami - Real Salt Lake opener! 

1h 7m
Feb 20
2024 MLS (and ETR) award predictions! Golden Boot Draft!

It's the best show of the year!! Andrew Wiebe, David Gass, and Matt Doyle make their 2024 award predictions before bringing on Tom Bogert for another edition of the Golden Boot Draft!

1h 23m
Feb 16
Can Austin retake Texas? Are Montréal cooking? Seven more club previews!

Gass is struggling from Mardi Gras, but the guys fight through it to talk preseason drama and continue our season preview team capsules!  4:45 - Preseason drama!  12:55 - Can the ‘Caps beat Tigres at El Volan? 17:10 - Sporting Kansas City Season Preview 27:20 - New York Red Bulls Season Preview 35:55 - CF Montréal Season Preview 44:18 - Austin FC Season Preview 53:43 - San Jose Earthquakes Season Preview 1:02:05 - Toronto FC Season Preview 1:10:00 - D.C. United Season Preview  

1h 21m
Feb 13
CCC Fever for 'Caps/Cowell! Are the Fire playoff bound?

Our favorite time of the year - CCC is underway! Andrew Wiebe, David Gass, Matt Doyle break down all the action of the tournament's opening round before rolling on with our MLS season previews!  2:58 -Whitecaps' classic CCC performance against Tigres 10:55 - Cade Cowell balls for Chivas 16:37 -Chicago Fire FC Season Preview 30:55 - Charlotte FC Season Preview 40:03 - Minnesota United Season Preview 50:20 - New York City FC Season Preview 1:01:19 - FC Dallas Season Preview  

1h 12m
Feb 08
Which MLS team can win CCC + season previews roll on with Vancouver, Cincinnati, Houston & Philadelphia

Two-man weave is back! With Matt Doyle on a much-deserved vacation, Andrew Wiebe and David Gass keep the season previews rolling with deep dives on Vancouver, Cincinnati, Houston, and Philadelphia! Plus, a full Concacaf Champions Cup preview!  3:59 -  World Cup Final in New… York? Jersey? 10:30 - Diego Rubio is a great signing for Austin 13:09 -  New York City reloading  16:45 - Galaxy back in for Ramón Sosa? 18:18 - Vancouver Whitecaps FC Season Preview 29:07 - FC Cincinnati Season Preview 42:27 - Houston Dynamo FC Season Preview 53:21 -  Philadelphia Union Season Preview 1:04:25 - Concacaf Champions Cup Preview - which MLS team can win this thing? 1:17:30 -  Mailbag  

1h 18m
Feb 06
Gass returns! Offseason winners, Fire spend big on No. 9 & 2024 season preview begins

We are so back! David Gass returns from shredding fresh powder to help Andrew Wiebe and Matt Doyle get our season previews underway! The guys also debate the biggest offseason winners and break down Chicago's reported big-money No. 9 signing!  5:45 - The Orlando offseason winner memorial trophy for 2024 goes to…? 9:02 - Eduard Atuesta returns, LAFC offseason starting to look good 18:37 - Leagues Cup draw is out!  23:40  - Transfer roundup - time to be worried about Austin? 42:47 - Duncan McGuire transfer saga 46:50 - Orlando City season preview 55:34 - St. Louis CITY SC season preview 1:03:54 - New England Revolution season preview 1:12:23 - Nashville SC season preview 1:20:55 - Columbus Crew season preview  

1h 31m
Feb 01
Forsberg banger, Herrera hurt, Sounders cooking + Who is the best American to ever play in Liga MX?

Preseason soccer is actually being played!! Andrew Wiebe and Matt Doyle dig in on everything happening in the world of MLS including whether the Red Bulls are contenders, how Dallas should line up in 2024, and whether the Sounders are now the favorites in the Western Conference. 5:28 - Brandon Vazquez on FIRE in Liga MX 12:40 - Best American ever in Liga MX is…? 17:50 - Forsberg BANGER… are RBNY a striker away from contending? 27: 50 - Dallas are nearing a club-record signing from Benfica! 39:31 - Hector Herrera hurt… how the Dynamo have to adjust 44:36 - Danny Musovski is a perfect fit for the Sounders 50:16 - Would Orlando actually sell Duncan McGuire?  54:30 - Inter Miami's depth is already being tested 1:00:10 - DC United locking in a 3rd DP? 1:05:10 - Portland & Santi Moreno: from soap opera to contract extension  

1h 9m
Jan 29
Diego Valeri on new Sounders DP, Revs chase Elis & Dean Smith wraps his head around DP rule

A former MVP joins the show! Andrew Wiebe and Matt Doyle partner with MLS legend Diego Valeri to talk through all the lastest from the MLS preseason.  1:52 - Best things we saw (Preseason Edition) 7:25 - Diego Valeri joins the show!  14:37 - Pedro de la Vega makes the Sounders a real contender  20:49 - How will the Thiago Almada transfer play out? 22:33 - Expectations for Messi and Miami  30: 04 - Diego’s memories of young Messi 32:50 - Work left to do for the Portland Timbers this preseason 36:45 - Alberth Elis to New England?  40:28 - LAFC: cooking or crumbling? 45:50 - Charlotte’s DP situation 50:56 -  NYCFC moves finally coming? 55:00 -  Mailbag  

1h 14m
Jan 25
Immaculate vibes to start 2024, plus Reynoso no-show, Gioacchini to Italy, and ATL gets a No. 6

Andrew Wiebe and Matt Doyle are back to continue guiding you through the offseason! The guys run through all the major news and notes including Reynoso's second-straight preseason absence, LAFC and Cincinnati's big changes, and where some of the remaining free agents should land! 3:28 - Vibes are high with Hector Herrera, Houston 7:25 - John Herdman has a big job on his hands 12:50 - LAFC’s offseason of change continues 17:49 - Reynoso not at preseason… how worried should Minnesota be? 26:48 - Why an encore performance will be tough for St. Louis 36:20 - Where Divock Origi would fit in MLS 48:15 - Kai Wagner back with the Union  51:20 -  Things looking a little shaky right now for Cincinnati 57:47 - Who is going to create chances for Orlando? 1:01:28 - Trades that should happen 1:10:42 - Kellyn Acosta to the Rapids would make a lot of sense 1:14:02 - Mailbag  

1h 19m
Jan 18
Are the Galaxy giants again? Pain or progress for Austin in 2024?

Our team deep dives continue! Andrew Wiebe and Matt Doyle hit the lastest news and notes from around MLS before diving in on the progress of the LA Galaxy rebuild and the state of the Austin FC roster! 3:20 -   The favorites for the 2024 Wooden Spoon are…? 9:58 - Facundo Torres gets a new contract 12:01 - Pedro de la Vega/Sounders saga continues 13:04 - Why Monterrey makes sense for Brandon Vazquez 19:00 - San Jose got how much from Chivas for Cade Cowell?!?! 32:17 - Best fits for free agent Jamiro Monteiro 37:13 - Best fits for free agent Kellyn Acosta 39:52 - Which team should sign Danny Musovski? 44:54 - LA Galaxy deep dive  58:33 - Austin FC deep dive 1:08:48 - Mailbag  

1h 17m
Jan 10
Which MLS team can win Champions Cup? Dax to ATL? Charlotte FC deep dive!

Soccer is just a month away! Andrew Wiebe and Matt Doyle break down everything happening in the MLS offseason including the latest free agent signings & rumors, which teams are most ready for Champions Cup, and a deep dive on Charlotte.    7:30 - Ozzie Alonso calls time on an amazing career 10:02 - Denis Bouanga reportedly wants out… what’s the plan right now for LAFC? 16:45 - Still no coach in Minnesota 22:30 - Which MLS club is most ready for Concacaf Champions Cup? 39:50 - Atlanta signs Dax McCarty as a free agent 44:35 - Cincinnati signs Corey Baird to replace Brandon Vazquez 48:50 - Maxime Crepeau to Portland… Timbers have 2 open DP spots and Evander rumors 52:40 - Why Kellyn Acosta would be a perfect signing for Chicago  56:48 - Charlotte FC deep dive  

1h 10m
Jan 09
Rapids making moves! Miles IN, Vazquez OUT! All the moves we missed during the holidays…

6:48 - New Year’s Resolution: 2024 is the year of… in MLS? 11:05 - Messi, Miami are going for it in Concacaf Champions Cup 14:55 - Bring back the glory days for LA Galaxy, DC United and Red Bulls! 19:25 - Rapids COOKING so far this offseason 30:40 - Free Agency bombshell: Miles Robinson to Cincinnati 43:00 -  Brandon Vazquez reportedly sold to Monterrey… why the move makes sense for everyone 49:45 - Status of the Atlanta United rebuild  52:23 - Is Caleb Porter the coach to finally bring an MLS Cup to New England? 54:34 -  Troy Lesene reportedly switches sides in the Atlantic Cup  58:15 - Why Laurent Courtois is a good fit for CF Montréal 1:00:35 - Transfer quick hits… Lloris, Kamal Miller, Tomas Totland & more!  1:04:00 - LA Galaxy DP spots are burning a hole in their pocket 1:11:30 - Orlando has a chance to be the best team in MLS next season 1:14:30 - Latest roster updates on defending champs Columbus  

1h 22m
Jan 04
Forsberg arrives & shock free agency rumors

The gang is all here for our final show of 2023! Andrew Wiebe, David Gass, Matt Doyle, and Tom Bogert sit down to get you set for the SuperDraft, discuss the Emil Forsberg signing, and speculate on the latest free agency rumors! 4:57 - U.S. Open Cup Update 7:07 - 2024 Super Draft is here! 8:12 - SuperDraft deep dive with Travis Clark 27:50 - Tommy Scoops’ transfer notes 30:44 - LA Galaxy in a record bid for Talleres’ Ramon Sosa 34:06 - FC Cincinnati, the hot place to be now? 37:37 - Favorite free agent story… Julian Gressel to Inter Miami? 38:52 - A different Colorado Rapids under Chris Armas?

Dec 18, 2023
Free agency opens... Robinson to Cincy?!? Gressel to Miami? Vela to... Galaxy?? Plus, CCC draw reax

MLS Cup just ended, but the offseason is already heating up! Andrew Wiebe, David Gass, Matt Doyle sit down to get you primed for a huge winter of transfers, trades, and rebuilds. 3:02 - SuperDraft Preview 15:39 - Ciao, Giorgio Chiellini 17:34 - MLS-Y Moves! 23:05 -  Where is Miles Robinson going next? 30:41 - The teams to watch in the offseason 41:56 - LA Galaxy.. Two DP spots open 45:10 - Will Carlos Vela stay in LA… with the Galaxy?!?!?! 50:03 - Concacaf Champions Cup Draw 59:36 - Free Agents Matchmaker 1:15:10 - The Coaching Carousel continues  

1h 24m
Dec 14, 2023
Impossible is an opinion! Massive MLS Cup recap as Crew win via the beautiful game

Merry Crewsmas! For the second time in four seasons, the Crew are MLS Cup Champions! Andrew Wiebe, David Gass, and Matt Doyle dive DEEP into the final, including the atmosphere, how the match played out, and what's next for both clubs. 7:35 - Crew Fans deserve this 12:48 - Columbus Crew culture 18:25 - Wilfried Nancy won MLS Cup his way 27:48 - Game breakdown 54:14 - What now for LAFC after losing 3 finals in a year? 1:12:51 - 2024 outlook for Columbus 1:21:18 - Early favorites for 2024 MLS Cup 1:24:05 - No 4th DP, but other rule changes coming? 1:24:42 - Hello, offseason!  

1h 30m
Dec 11, 2023
LAFC dynasty watch, Nancy masterclass, Vela’s last game (?) & much more in ETR’s MLS Cup preview

MLS Cup is here! Who is going to win it all? Andrew Wiebe, David Gass, and Matt Doyle take a deep dive at the MLS Cup in Columbus vs LAFC, the legacy in Denis Bouanga and Carlos Vela and the big season in Cucho Hernandez and Christian Ramirez!   __ __  

1h 28m
Dec 06, 2023
Hell is Real (for Cincy)! LAFC sucks the life out of Dynamo! Conf Final deep dive + MLS Cup first look

MLS Cup is set! Andrew Wiebe, David Gass, and Matt Doyle break down Columbus' thrilling derby win, LAFC's professional victory, and take a first look at the MLS Cup matchup.  7:12 - Columbus 3-2 Cincinnati - The greatest comeback in playoff history? 11:12 - Ultimate dad week for Christian Ramirez: 2 goals and 1 baby! 16:17 - Crew comeback classic 28:38 -Cincy’s Hell became REAL 41:30 - Darlington Nagbe is an MLS Cup lucky charm 50:12 - LAFC sucks the life out of Houtson’s Tiki-Taka style… 58:22 - LAFC is one win away from the back-to-back MLS Cups 1:02:22 - Despite the elimination, this was a successful season for Houston 1:09:17 - MLS Cup Preview 1:15:22 - Mailbag!  

1h 20m
Dec 04, 2023
Miazga, Lucho + Cucho, Bouanga & RIP Benny Ball! Your definitive guide to the Conference Finals

Who will go through to MLS Cup? Andrew Wiebe, David Gass, and Matt Doyle are back with a full, in-depth breakdown of both Conference Finals! 6:34 - The biggest stage for Hell is Real 14:48 -  Big News ahead of the Eastern Conference Final 18:43 - How will Cincy approach the match? 30:20 -  Coaching matchup: Pat Noonan vs. Wilfred Nancy  37:30  - Star spotlight: Lucho vs. Cucho 41:13 - X-Factor Columbus: Aiden Morris  43:17 - X-Factor Cincinnati: Alvaro Barreal  46:16 - LAFC: Repeat or choke?  50:13 - Is this the biggest turnaround in MLS history if Houston makes it to MLS Cup? 1:06:50 - X-Factor: set pieces + Ryan Hollingshead in LAFC 1:08:08 - X-Factor in Houston:  Quiñones, Baird or.. Escobar? 1:14:30 - New around the league… Thomas Chancalay stays, Oscar Pareja... maybe?  

1h 21m
Nov 29, 2023