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Which 5 people are most important to USMNT World Cup qualification? Can England replace Harry Kane? (and many more listener questions)

Episode Summary

Discussing the MLS CBA, the no pro/rel ruling from CAS, Red Bull New York hiring Kevin Thelwell, England replacing Harry Kane, Haaland in the Champions League and for Norway, Barcelona's DNA, a challenge system for VAR, and the 5 people most important to the US Men's National Team's World Cup qualification campaign.

Episode Notes

00:00 — Daryl's solo take on the US Soccer CEO news

3:45 — Overview of the new MLS CBA

14:45 — The Court of Arbitration for Sport's final ruling on whether or not FIFA should force the US to implement pro/rel 

18:40 — Should New York Red Bulls fans be happy or worried that Wolves' Kevin Thelwell has been named head of sport?

27:10 — Given Harry Kane's fitness issues, does England's best starting XI at the Euros still have him playing up top? What are some alternatives?

35:10 — Can Erling Haaland play in the Champions League for Dortmund this year having played for RB Salzburg?

36:20 — The Norwegian men's team hasn't been good for a while. Is Erling Haaland part of a new generation or a one-off for a team that is mediocre?

41:20 — Today's show is sponsored by Simple Contacts. Get $20 off if you visit and use code tss20

44:30 — I’ve heard a few people say that Arturo Vidal isn’t a Barcelona player. What exactly is a Barcelona player? (Also: Leo Messi drama!)

53:40 — Would a tennis-style challenge system fix VAR?

59:20 — Who are the five most important people in the USMNT's World Cup qualification campaign?

1:13:30 — Updates from the TSS Scouting Network