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Could Christian Pulisic win the Ballon d'Or? What's the best festive-themed XI? And more listener questions ...

Episode Summary

There's one Wall Street Journal article, two ads, and 11 listener questions on today's show. Here are the timestamps: 00:00 — Discussing Rachel Bachman's WSJ article about how the US Soccer Federation is being run. Link to article: https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-soccer-federations-struggles-deepen-11575567787 13:15 — What does "Kop" mean at football grounds in England? 16:08 — Could Christian Pulisic one day win the Ballon D'Or? 20:28 — Are we being too harsh on Berhalter for having his "group"? Haven't other USMNT coaches had the same criticism? 27:17 — Today's show sponsored by Hello Fresh. Go to http://hellofresh.com/tss9 and use code TSS9 for nine meals free 29:40 — Why don't people mention Juan Pablo Angel more as being one of the true elite players to help build MLS? 33:03 — Has the application of VAR in the EPL has been rougher than in other leagues? And if so, why? 38:25 — What’s is the most festive starting eleven you can make in the Christmas tree formation? 42:10 — Today's show is sponsored by Talisman Caps! Use code TOTALSOCCER10 for 10% off at http://talismancaps.com 44:15 — Which USMNT player, or players', injury/injuries do you think had the greatest impact on putting us on the path to where the men's national team is now? 50:55 — How do you view Samuel Eto’o’s career and where does he rank in top African footballers? 58:45 — Would PSG actually benefit from an equivalent-size takeover of a rival team in Ligue 1? 1:03:10 — With negotiations between MLS and MLSPA taking place this winter, what do you think are the main things a collective bargaining agreement needs to have to help the league move forward? 1:10:01 — How are UK citizens allocated to national teams? They all have a UK passport, but they play for England, Scotland, Wales, or Nothern Ireland. How does this work?

Episode Notes

There's one Wall Street Journal article, two ads, and 11 listener questions on today's show. Here are the timestamps:

00:00 — Discussing Rachel Bachman's WSJ article about how the US Soccer Federation is being run. Link to article: https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-soccer-federations-struggles-deepen-11575567787

13:15 — What does "Kop" mean at football grounds in England?

16:08 — Could Christian Pulisic one day win the Ballon D'Or?

20:28 — Are we being too harsh on Berhalter for having his "group"? Haven't other USMNT coaches had the same criticism?

27:17 — Today's show sponsored by Hello Fresh. Go to http://hellofresh.com/tss9 and use code TSS9 for nine meals free

29:40 — Why don't people mention Juan Pablo Angel more as being one of the true elite players to help build MLS?

33:03 — Has the application of VAR in the EPL has been rougher than in other leagues? And if so, why?

38:25 — What’s is the most festive starting eleven you can make in the Christmas tree formation?

42:10 — Today's show is sponsored by Talisman Caps! Use code TOTALSOCCER10 for 10% off at http://talismancaps.com

44:15 — Which USMNT player, or players', injury/injuries do you think had the greatest impact on putting us on the path to where the men's national team is now?

50:55 — How do you view Samuel Eto’o’s career and where does he rank in top African footballers?

58:45 — Would PSG actually benefit from an equivalent-size takeover of a rival team in Ligue 1?

1:03:10 — With negotiations between MLS and MLSPA taking place this winter, what do you think are the main things a collective bargaining agreement needs to have to help the league move forward?

1:10:01 — How are UK citizens allocated to national teams? They all have a UK passport, but they play for England, Scotland, Wales, or Nothern Ireland. How does this work?