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The TopDrawerSoccer Show: focus on the future with Top Drawer Soccer

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The TopDrawerSoccer Show: focus on the future with Top Drawer Soccer

The TopDrawerSoccer Show: focus on the future with Top Drawer Soccer

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Uncovering the underbelly of American soccer

Latest Episodes

Yael Averbuch West on the importance of individual work in player development

0:00 - Taylor and Travis give an update on the show and discuss some of the things they've been watching and reading while live soccer has been off the airwaves. 12:59 - Yael Averbuch West discusses Techne Futbol and the importance of individual work in player development.

35 MINMAR 27
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Yael Averbuch West on the importance of individual work in player development

Who is the next big USMNT dual national, will Canada eventually take over Concacaf, and more listener questions

Taylor and Travis do their best to answer your listener question! Who is the next dual-national that could help the national team that wasn't involved in our youth national teams? Here's a link to the Kim McCauley article I mentioned:https://www.sbnation.com/2020/3/19/21183601/building-a-better-usmnt-together-football-manager-fm20 Why don't we see more college coaches making the jump like they do in football or basketball? What are the best non MLS-affiliated USDA programs? Who's the best classic target forward coming through the ranks that's not already a pro? If Liga MX and MLS combine at some point down the line, what will that look like and is it a good thing for American players? Has there been any hint that NWSL clubs are going to launch concerted academy initiatives? What do you think of the sleeping giant that is the Canadian men’s national team? If Don Garber tasked you with selecting the locations for the next MLS expansion teams, where do you put them and why? Why does t...

48 MINMAR 21
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Who is the next big USMNT dual national, will Canada eventually take over Concacaf, and more listener questions

US men's Olympic qualifying roster, plus the U20 women are Concacaf champions!

Taylor and Travis break down the 23-man squad Jason Kreis has assembled for Olympic qualifying. Who are the notable omissions and what do they say about the state of the program? Who will be knocking in the goals? Who should start in midfield? Will there be a goalkeeper? All that and much more!

39 MINMAR 13
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US men's Olympic qualifying roster, plus the U20 women are Concacaf champions!

The most exciting youngsters in the USL Championship

Who are the young players to watch in the 2020 USL Championship? TheAthletic's Jeff Rueter joins the podcast this week to break down theleague's relationship with player development, names to know for thisseason, and much more.

66 MINMAR 6
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The most exciting youngsters in the USL Championship

10 young domestic players to watch in MLS this season

Joe Lowery joins this week's podcast to chat about some of theup-and-coming young U.S. players to watch ahead of the start of the2020 Major League Soccer season.

55 MINFEB 28
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10 young domestic players to watch in MLS this season

Previewing the US U20 women's national team ahead of the 2020 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship

Taylor and Travis take a long look at the US U20 women's national team ahead of the start of the 2020 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship. They break down the roster, discuss some potential key performers, ponder coach Laura Harvey's possible tactics, and much much more. They also get into how this might be Sophia Smith's tournament and what that might mean for her career going forward.

34 MINFEB 22
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Previewing the US U20 women's national team ahead of the 2020 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship

Updates on eleven potential USMNTers abroad

Taylor and Travis take a look at eleven youngsters currently playing (or, in some cases, not playing) in Europe and try to figure out 1) where they stand with the USMNT right now and 2) what they need to do to increase their chances of getting called into the March camp. Players discussed: 1) Gio Reyna (Dortmund) 2) Richie Ledezma (PSV) 3) Chris Gloster (PSV) 4) Alex Mendez (Ajax) 5) Konrad de la Fuente (Barcelona) 6) Ulysses Llanes (Wolfsburg) 7) Chris Richards (Bayern Munich) 8) Indiana Vassilev (Aston Villa) 9) Timothy Weah (Lille) 10) Christian Cappis (Hobro) 11) Emmanuel Sabbi (Hobro) Honorable Mention: Josh Sargent

54 MINFEB 15
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Updates on eleven potential USMNTers abroad

Performance analytics and player development in college soccer w/ Carl Carpenter

UVA Men's Soccer Performance Analyst Carl Carpenter joins the show to discuss how Video Analysis and Performance Analytics are used to find an extra edge on the field in college soccer. They also go deep on the prevalence of performance analytics in college soccer, how in-game data evaluation can turn a game on its head, how modern technology is changing opposition scouting, and much more.

33 MINFEB 7
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Performance analytics and player development in college soccer w/ Carl Carpenter

Updates on the US U20 men's and women's national teams

Taylor and Travis go deep on the US men's and women's U20 national teams. Up first, they take a look at the women's team and discuss the hiring of Laura Harvey, roster updates in advance of U20 World Cup qualifying, and who might be the key performers for the squad as they attempt to make it to the World Cup. After that, it's on to the men's team. They've been training with the senior national team and had friendlies against Mexico. What do we make of Anthony Hudson's tenure thus far, and how might the squad evolve in advance of U20 World Cup qualifying this summer? All that, plus some senior men's national team chat as well! Which young players are we most excited to (hopefully) see get some minutes on Saturday.

49 MINFEB 1
Comments
Updates on the US U20 men's and women's national teams

Is a major change on the horizon for men's DI college soccer?

Travis talks to Maryland men's head coach Sasho Cirovski about the proposed21st Century Model that will be up for vote this April by the NCAA. The men's Division I season would be dramatically changedfor the better should it pass, and Travis and Sasho get into the nitty-gritty of what could happen.

30 MINJAN 24
Comments
Is a major change on the horizon for men's DI college soccer?

Latest Episodes

Yael Averbuch West on the importance of individual work in player development

0:00 - Taylor and Travis give an update on the show and discuss some of the things they've been watching and reading while live soccer has been off the airwaves. 12:59 - Yael Averbuch West discusses Techne Futbol and the importance of individual work in player development.

35 MINMAR 27
Comments
Yael Averbuch West on the importance of individual work in player development

Who is the next big USMNT dual national, will Canada eventually take over Concacaf, and more listener questions

Taylor and Travis do their best to answer your listener question! Who is the next dual-national that could help the national team that wasn't involved in our youth national teams? Here's a link to the Kim McCauley article I mentioned:https://www.sbnation.com/2020/3/19/21183601/building-a-better-usmnt-together-football-manager-fm20 Why don't we see more college coaches making the jump like they do in football or basketball? What are the best non MLS-affiliated USDA programs? Who's the best classic target forward coming through the ranks that's not already a pro? If Liga MX and MLS combine at some point down the line, what will that look like and is it a good thing for American players? Has there been any hint that NWSL clubs are going to launch concerted academy initiatives? What do you think of the sleeping giant that is the Canadian men’s national team? If Don Garber tasked you with selecting the locations for the next MLS expansion teams, where do you put them and why? Why does t...

48 MINMAR 21
Comments
Who is the next big USMNT dual national, will Canada eventually take over Concacaf, and more listener questions

US men's Olympic qualifying roster, plus the U20 women are Concacaf champions!

Taylor and Travis break down the 23-man squad Jason Kreis has assembled for Olympic qualifying. Who are the notable omissions and what do they say about the state of the program? Who will be knocking in the goals? Who should start in midfield? Will there be a goalkeeper? All that and much more!

39 MINMAR 13
Comments
US men's Olympic qualifying roster, plus the U20 women are Concacaf champions!

The most exciting youngsters in the USL Championship

Who are the young players to watch in the 2020 USL Championship? TheAthletic's Jeff Rueter joins the podcast this week to break down theleague's relationship with player development, names to know for thisseason, and much more.

66 MINMAR 6
Comments
The most exciting youngsters in the USL Championship

10 young domestic players to watch in MLS this season

Joe Lowery joins this week's podcast to chat about some of theup-and-coming young U.S. players to watch ahead of the start of the2020 Major League Soccer season.

55 MINFEB 28
Comments
10 young domestic players to watch in MLS this season

Previewing the US U20 women's national team ahead of the 2020 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship

Taylor and Travis take a long look at the US U20 women's national team ahead of the start of the 2020 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship. They break down the roster, discuss some potential key performers, ponder coach Laura Harvey's possible tactics, and much much more. They also get into how this might be Sophia Smith's tournament and what that might mean for her career going forward.

34 MINFEB 22
Comments
Previewing the US U20 women's national team ahead of the 2020 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship

Updates on eleven potential USMNTers abroad

Taylor and Travis take a look at eleven youngsters currently playing (or, in some cases, not playing) in Europe and try to figure out 1) where they stand with the USMNT right now and 2) what they need to do to increase their chances of getting called into the March camp. Players discussed: 1) Gio Reyna (Dortmund) 2) Richie Ledezma (PSV) 3) Chris Gloster (PSV) 4) Alex Mendez (Ajax) 5) Konrad de la Fuente (Barcelona) 6) Ulysses Llanes (Wolfsburg) 7) Chris Richards (Bayern Munich) 8) Indiana Vassilev (Aston Villa) 9) Timothy Weah (Lille) 10) Christian Cappis (Hobro) 11) Emmanuel Sabbi (Hobro) Honorable Mention: Josh Sargent

54 MINFEB 15
Comments
Updates on eleven potential USMNTers abroad

Performance analytics and player development in college soccer w/ Carl Carpenter

UVA Men's Soccer Performance Analyst Carl Carpenter joins the show to discuss how Video Analysis and Performance Analytics are used to find an extra edge on the field in college soccer. They also go deep on the prevalence of performance analytics in college soccer, how in-game data evaluation can turn a game on its head, how modern technology is changing opposition scouting, and much more.

33 MINFEB 7
Comments
Performance analytics and player development in college soccer w/ Carl Carpenter

Updates on the US U20 men's and women's national teams

Taylor and Travis go deep on the US men's and women's U20 national teams. Up first, they take a look at the women's team and discuss the hiring of Laura Harvey, roster updates in advance of U20 World Cup qualifying, and who might be the key performers for the squad as they attempt to make it to the World Cup. After that, it's on to the men's team. They've been training with the senior national team and had friendlies against Mexico. What do we make of Anthony Hudson's tenure thus far, and how might the squad evolve in advance of U20 World Cup qualifying this summer? All that, plus some senior men's national team chat as well! Which young players are we most excited to (hopefully) see get some minutes on Saturday.

49 MINFEB 1
Comments
Updates on the US U20 men's and women's national teams

Is a major change on the horizon for men's DI college soccer?

Travis talks to Maryland men's head coach Sasho Cirovski about the proposed21st Century Model that will be up for vote this April by the NCAA. The men's Division I season would be dramatically changedfor the better should it pass, and Travis and Sasho get into the nitty-gritty of what could happen.

30 MINJAN 24
Comments
Is a major change on the horizon for men's DI college soccer?
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