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An updated guide to MLS podcasts and YouTube shows for 2020

EDITOR'S NOTE: With the MLS season currently suspended, here’s a large (but by no means exhaustive) guide to soccer podcasts, YouTube shows and channels that can hopefully help tide you over that are either MLS-focused or significantly MLS-inclusive. If you have any favorites we haven’t covered here, please email details to podcasts@mlssoccer.com.


Official League Podcasts

  • ExtraTime: The in-house MLSsoccer.com podcast is a twice-weekly podcast featuring Andrew Wiebe, Matthew Doyle, David Gass, Susannah Collins and a rotating cast of recurring guests, as well as interviews with an A-list assortment of players, coaches, GMs and journalists. mlssoccer.com/series/extratime
  • The Call Up: MLSsoccer.com's Jillian Sakovit and Susannah Collins invite you to pull up a chair and be a part of the conversations that up until now had stayed between them over cocktails! They pull back the curtain to what it's like covering MLS, both on and off the field. mlssoccer.com/series/the-call-up

Sporting KC Podcasts

National and International Podcasts

  • Allocation Disorder: A new podcast hosted by The Athletic's Paul Tenorio and Sam Stejskal and produced by the Total Soccer Show, this show features insight and analysis from two of the most well-informed, plugged-in MLS and US men's national team reporters in the business. theathletic.com/podcast
  • Analysis Evolved Podcast: Anyone who loves the nuts and bolts of hardcore analytics, here are your people. Springing from the data-driven site American Soccer Analysis, your hosts carefully break down tactics and numbers from top to bottom. americansocceranalysis.com/podcasts
  • BSI: The Podcast: This podcast's name tells you all you need to know, as ex-MLS midfielders Benny Feilhaber and Sal Zizzo team up with Minnesota United center back Ike Opara for an honest take on MLS and beyond. They mix in humor, behind-the-scenes stories and special guests such as LAFC forward Carlos Vela. . https://bsithepodcast.podbean.com/
  • Caught Offside: On ESPN radio, hosts Andrew Gundling and JJ Devaney break down the latest in global soccer news, from Europa League to the New York Red Bullsespn.go.com/espnradio/podcast
  • The Cooligans: Here's a podcast hosted by actual stand-up comedians – ones with legit shows and TV appearances in New York and beyond – so you're guaranteed at least a few chuckles as they discuss MLS and the global game. Initially NYCFC-leaning, it now covers the entire league and includes interviews with big-time names. Run by Alexis Guerreros and Christian Polanco, they even have their own FuboTV showwww.soccercooligans.com/
  • Culture Soccer: This pair of French-speaking soccer fans celebrate the American and Canadian versions of the game, with plenty of MLS discussion en francais on their You Tube-hosted, best-found-on-Twitter podcast. twitter.com/culturesoccer
  • Double Pivot Podcast: Michael Caley of FiveThirtyEight who brands himself as “bringing baseball stat nerdiness to football,” and Mike Goodman, who distinguished himself at the late, much-missed Grantland before moving to ESPN FC and now StatsBomb, team together for this tactics talk offering. The podcast focuses on analytics, breaking down what happens in select games (including USMNT and MLS games) in conversational and entertaining fashion. twitter.com/DoublePivotPod
  • ESPN FC: The worldwide leader's soccer podcast leans heavily toward the European leagues, but some MLS stories are too large and compelling to go unchecked. espn.go.com/espnradio/podcast
  • Feuerstein's Fire: New Jersey-based soccer journalist Daniel Feuerstein, who writes for SB Nation blog Once a Metro, also hosts this two-hour weekly podcast that largely focuses on MLS and beyond. There are often round-by-round roundups of the U.S. Open Cupblogtalkradio.com/feuersteinsfire
  • Jugador Franquicia: With a trio of hosts, this offering explores everything about MLS, US and Canadian soccer — in Spanish. jugadorfranquicia.net/category/podcast/
  • Low Limit Futbol: Podcasting together for three-and-a-half years, this trio of hosts covers MLS alongside the big European leagues and international tournaments. Recent guests include players, broadcasters and personalities around MLS. lowlimitfutbol.com
  • Max & Herc: ESPN broadcaster Max Bretos and former USMNT forward Herculez Gomez bring their perspective to MLS, national teams and other North American soccer-related subjects. ESPNFC Podcenter
  • Men in Blazers: These English-born, living-in-America soccer enthusiasts have converted their distinctive and sometimes irreverent podcast into a TV show that's focused on NBC Sports’ Premier League coverage. But they still admire and discuss MLS on what they call “the pod. meninblazers.com
  • The Planet Futbol Podcast: Featuring veteran American soccer journalist Grant Wahl, this podcast takes Sports Illustrated's soccer coverage and extends it into long-form discussions. itunes.apple.com
  • Radio Cascadia: This podcast takes on all three MLS Pacific Northwest teams, but branches out from Cascadia to opine on league-wide happenings. radiocascadia.libsyn.com/podcast
  • Simon Allen Soccer Radio: Simon has been at soccer podcasting since 2005, and his latest project covers the globe but makes MLS (and personalities affiliated with the league) part of the mix. simonallensoccer.com/SimonAllenSoccer
  • Soccer Today: Helmed by veteran soccer reporter Steve Davis and Tyler Kern, this offering from ESPN Radio’s Dallas affiliate takes a wide-angle view of MLS. Given its location, though, don’t be surprised by some extra love shown to FC DallasSoccer-today.org
  • The Soccer Thread: Four friends from Portland, LA, Chicago, and Philly – all of whom support those cities' MLS teams, respectively – came together to start podcasting under this name during this past Copa America. They cover MLS, as well as soccer all over the world. itunes.apple.com
  • Alexi Lalas' State of the Union: USMNT legend and current FOX analyst Alexi Lalas offers hot topics and hot takes, complemented by conversations with interesting (and even sometimes controversial!) guests. itunes.apple.com
  • Total Soccer Show: Launched by Richmonders Taylor Rockwell and Daryl Grove back in 2009 for their local public radio station, the show has become one of the longest-running and most-admired American soccer shows. totalsoccershow.com
  • Two Solitudes: This term refers to the disconnect between French-speaking and English-speaking Canadians. It's applied here to Canadian soccer podcasters Kev Laramee (of Montreal) and Duane Rollins (of Toronto), who mesh well together. stitcher.com
  • Yellow Card: It’s technically part of the Portland Timbers Football Collective network of creators, but this show offers equal opportunity in its love for North American soccer. Besides analysis of and talk about MLS, they also discuss other domestic leagues. blogtalkradio.com/ycp
  • Scuffed: Scuffed is one of America's most well-respected authorities on youth players who are the future of the U.S. men's national team, and also keeps tabs on the current USMNT and American soccer in general. scuffed.simplecast.com

MLS-centric YouTube Channels

  • Jimmy Conrad: The hilarious USMNT and MLS veteran and former KICK TV personality, who some know as “Conradinho,” creates vlogs on his YouTube channel that often delve into MLS matters. youtube.com/user/TheJimmyConrad
  • COPA 90 US: This expansive YouTube channel covers the entire world of the global game, with a heavy dose of MLS. It long featured former MLS and USMNT defender Heath Pearce as a main on-camera personality. youtube.com/user/KICK
  • The official MLS YouTube channel: Besides highlights and features, this is where you'll also find episodes of shows with regular installments. youtube.com/user/mls
  • Soccer Cooligans: These podcasters have also created a YouTube channel which mixes soccer coverage with sandwich reviews. Nowadays, it hosts their episodes and show clips. youtube.com/channel/UC9vSK3zfF1NsQpsqyYV2Kug

Fantasy-specific Podcasts

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