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Total Soccer Show: USMNT, Champions League, EPL, and more ...

Total Soccer Show: USMNT, Champions League, EPL, and more ...

TSS, The Athletic

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Long-running American soccer show covering the USMNT, Premier League, Champions League, MLS, and more. If you enjoy analysis and silliness in equal measure, we're the podcast for you.

Latest Episodes

Allocation Disorder: recapping Orlando City-NYCFC, Sporting KC vs San Jose and Portland v Dallas, plus what happens next season for Miami, NYCFC, and more

Paul and Sam are recording Tuesday for a Thursday release, so they're breaking down the Tuesday night names. 0:00 - Recapping the weekend's playoff games, and the intense entertainment therein, featuring a whole lot of Orlando City-NYCFC. What happened behind the scenes of one of the wildest games in MLS history? Why did Oscar Pareja go running into the dressing room? How many times did we think the game was over? What will happen next for Orlando with two starters suspended for the next round? 21:15 - The Wondo Love Machine rolls on, even if San Jose does not: Sporting KC vs San Jose review, plus a strange analogy involving bad breath from Sam. Also, where do San Jose go from here and will Wondo be back? 33:02 - Fast forwarding past Minnesota United to talk Portland v Dallas. How Portland's major problem this season was on display against Dallas, plus another incredibly dramatic penalty shootout and the glory of centerback penalties. 38:52 - Taking a look back at the teams who are out of the playoffs and where they go from here next season, featuring Miami, NYCFC, NY Red Bulls, and more! 49:48 - Things Paul and Sam are thankful for, including Orlando City, the USMNT, and MLS in general. Sponsors! Credible! Visit Credible.com/TSS and get a $200 gift card when you refinance your student loans Artifact! Go to HeyArtifact.com/TSS or HeyArtifact.com/daryl to hear some sample episodes, and when you're ready to hear one of your own you can use the promo code "TSS40" to get $40 off your first order! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

57 min3 d ago
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Allocation Disorder: recapping Orlando City-NYCFC, Sporting KC vs San Jose and Portland v Dallas, plus what happens next season for Miami, NYCFC, and more

A TSS Soccer Thanksgiving Extravaganza! The USMNT's skillers, a superfriendship in Germany, and many other things we're thankful for

It's a TSS Thanksgiving extravaganza! Joe Lowery is joined by Adam Snavely to talk about all of the soccer things that they're thankful for. From a promising addition to the USWNT player pool, to the goal of the decade(?), to a heartfelt thank you to the American soccer community, Joe and Adam run through their respective Lists of Thankfulness. And, as discussed on the show, you can honor Daryl and support his wife Shannon by buying a "Hello and Welcome" patch: https://onthevolleyapparel.com/products/cooligans-otva-collab-racer-back-tank-top Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... The Athletic! Head over to theathletic.com/TSS to get a 12 month subscription to The Athletic for just $1 per month. Credible! Visit Credible.com/TSS and get a $200 gift card when you refinance your student loans. Artifact! Check out HeyArtifact.com/TSS to get $40 off your first order. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

58 min4 d ago
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A TSS Soccer Thanksgiving Extravaganza! The USMNT's skillers, a superfriendship in Germany, and many other things we're thankful for

Serie A catch-up w/ Matteo Bonetti: Weston McKennie’s Juventus future, Inter Milan’s struggles, and why Sassuolo are the new Atalanta!

ESPN commentator and pundit Matteo Bonetti joins Ryan Bailey to answer listener questions and shoot the breeze about all things Serie A. You’ll find out how Milan are topping the table (spoiler: it's not all about Zlatan), what Weston McKennie will offer Juventus going forward, and which Italian team the skinny-jeans-and-oat-milk-latte crowd will be following now that Atalanta have gone mainstream. Today’s show is sponsored by… Credible! Visit Credible.com/TSS and get a $200 gift card when you refinance your student loans Artifact! Check out HeyArtifact.com/TSS to get $40 off your first order. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

62 min4 d ago
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Serie A catch-up w/ Matteo Bonetti: Weston McKennie’s Juventus future, Inter Milan’s struggles, and why Sassuolo are the new Atalanta!

How to play with a false 9, a guide to the “Manchester City zone”, advantages of a a box midfield, and many more tactical listener questions

Joe Lowery is joined by Jordan Angeli to answer all of your tactical listener questions! 3:52 - What is a false nine, how was it popularized, and how do you play with one? 10:51 - What makes it a double pivot? 18:59 - What happens when you play with four central midfielders? Plus, examples of teams that do just that! 24:27 - What is an overload? And what does it have to do with Nani? 28:36 - What’s a defensive rotation? 35:24 - What are pressing cues? 41:00 - What is tactical periodization? Or is it tactical prioritization… 47: 10 - What is the Manchester City zone (aka Kevin De Bruyne’s happy place)? 54:05 - What’s the difference between a wingback and an attacking fullback? Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... The Athletic! Head over to theathletic.com/TSS to get a 12 month subscription to The Athletic for just $1 per month. Credible! Visit Credible.com/TSS and get a $200 gift card when you refinance your student loans. Artifact! Check out HeyArtifact.com/TSS to get $40 off your first order. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

57 min5 d ago
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How to play with a false 9, a guide to the “Manchester City zone”, advantages of a a box midfield, and many more tactical listener questions

Weekend Review: The Mourinho Masterclass, ‘no players, no problem’ for Liverpool and Zlatan roars in Naples

On today's Weekend Review edition of The Total Soccer Show, Ryan Bailey and Graham Ruvthen break down 4 big games from this past weekend: 0:00 - Tottenham vs. Manchester City: What is Mourinho doing right—and what is Pep doing wrong? 28:20 - Liverpool vs. Leicester: Despite having three quarters of the defense, the captain and the top goalscorer out of action, Liverpool dominated Leicester. Rumors of their impending demise have been greatly exaggerated. 49:53 - Atletico Madrid vs. Barcelona: Mid-table La Liga chancers Barcelona suffer their first league defeat to title challengers Atleti in a decade. It’s getting *Messi* in Catalunya. 1:02:32 - Napoli vs. Milan: Zlatan is still running the show for league leaders Milan, but they’re far from a one-man team. Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... Credible! Visit Credible.com/TSS and get a $200 gift card when you refinance your student loans Artifact! Check out HeyArtifact.com/TSS to get $40 off your first order. Learn mo...

79 min6 d ago
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Weekend Review: The Mourinho Masterclass, ‘no players, no problem’ for Liverpool and Zlatan roars in Naples

George interviews Taylor

Our old pal George Quraishi returns to the show to share his memories of Daryl Grove, and also does a very good job interviewing Taylor about Daryl, the last month, and what the future holds for TSS. There's also some parenting chat at the very end, and definitely at least 3 minutes or so of actual soccer content. Sponsors! LinkedIn! Visit LinkedIn.com/soccer to get $50 off your first job posting Credible! Go to Credible.com and get a $200 gift card when you refinance your student loans Fubo! FuboTV is offering our listeners a free trial AND 15% off their first month by going to fubotv.com/TSS Indochino! Get $30 off any purchase of $399 or more when you use the code "Athletic" at Indochino.com Away! Gift someone something to look forward to this holiday season at AwayTravel.com/TSS Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

77 min1 w ago
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George interviews Taylor

Allocation Disorder: 2020 MLS playoffs preview and predictions

"It's my why." Paul and Sam spend a late Thursday evening discussing all-things MLS playoffs. How will teams deal with injuries and Coronavirus-related absences? Who could spring a surprise run? Who makes New England v Montreal sexier: Bruce Arena or Thierry Henry? All that and much much more! Also, at one point, Paul says "you're from Illinois" and it sounds angry and accusatory. Some time stamps for you: 14:00 - Eastern Conference bracket preview and match-up predictions 29:54 - Western Conference bracket preview and match-up predictions Sponsors! LinkedIn! Visit LinkedIn.com/soccer to get $50 off your first job posting Credible! Go to Credible.com and get a $200 gift card when you refinance your student loans Fubo! FuboTV is offering our listeners a free trial AND 15% off their first month by going to fubotv.com/TSS Indochino! Get $30 off any purchase of $399 or more when you use the code "Athletic" at Indochino.com Away! Gift someone something to look forward to this holiday sea...

68 min1 w ago
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Allocation Disorder: 2020 MLS playoffs preview and predictions

Would David Wagner fix DC United, the best soccer apps for lineups and stats, and more listener questions w/ Ryan Bailey

Ryan and Taylor do their best to answer 6 listener questions, plus talk a little international window... 1) Would David Wagner fix DC United? 2) How good would Aleksandar Mitrovic be if he didn't spend the last few seasons playing for Newcastle and Fulham? 3) With the current expanded benches available in many leagues, why aren't all teams using all the available spaces? 4) Why do goalkeepers yell "away!" on corners, and what other commands could they give? 5) How do the new goalkeeping rules during penalties affect the way in which players like Bruno Fernandes and Jorginho take their penalty kicks? 6) What are your favorite apps for scores, tactics, lineups, stats? Sponsors! LinkedIn! Visit LinkedIn.com/soccer to get $50 off your first job posting Credible! Go to Credible.com and get a $200 gift card when you refinance your student loans Fubo! FuboTV is offering our listeners a free trial AND 15% off their first month by going to fubotv.com/TSS Indochino! Get $30 off any purchase o...

70 min1 w ago
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Would David Wagner fix DC United, the best soccer apps for lineups and stats, and more listener questions w/ Ryan Bailey

Grant Wahl discusses his new podcast series American Prodigy, the Freddy Adu story

Taylor chats with Grant Wahl about his new podcast series "American Prodigy, the Freddy Adu story." How did the project first come to be, how did Grant get Freddy on board, and what were the challenges of doing an entire series on a person who is very aware of their own media narrative? Plus, what has American soccer done to improve how it treats its potential future stars? All that and much more! Here's a link to the first episode. Give it a listen! Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... HelloFresh! Go to HelloFresh.com/TSS90 and use code TSS90 to get $90 off including free shipping! Hims! Stop worrying about hair loss and do something about it! Get your first visit free at ForHims.com/totalsoccer Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

34 min1 w ago
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Grant Wahl discusses his new podcast series American Prodigy, the Freddy Adu story

Soccer's greatest one-hit wonders, and more Listener Questions w/ Adam Snavely and Ryan Bailey

On this episode, which we are aware turned out... quite long... Taylor is joined by Adam Snavely and Ryan Bailey to answer 8 listener questions... Who are your favorite soccer “one hit wonders”? What team could most benefit from hiring Eddie Howe? What is Miguel Arteta doing that Unai Emery isn't? How do teams make big shifts in performance from season to season? How well have Wolves replacements done so far? Which current or former Salzburg/Leipzig player does Brenden Aaronson most resemble? What is Steven Gerrard doing at Glasgow Rangers that has made them better this season? Is MLS a top 10 league in the world right now? Sponsors! Artifact! Check out HeyArtifact.com/TSS to get $40 off your first order. LinkedIn! Visit LinkedIn.com/soccer to get $50 off your first job posting Fubo! FuboTV is offering our listeners a free trial AND 15% off their first month by going to fubotv.com/TSS Credible! Go to Credible.com and get a $200 gift card when you refinance your student loans Mansc...

106 min1 w ago
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Soccer's greatest one-hit wonders, and more Listener Questions w/ Adam Snavely and Ryan Bailey

Latest Episodes

Allocation Disorder: recapping Orlando City-NYCFC, Sporting KC vs San Jose and Portland v Dallas, plus what happens next season for Miami, NYCFC, and more

Paul and Sam are recording Tuesday for a Thursday release, so they're breaking down the Tuesday night names. 0:00 - Recapping the weekend's playoff games, and the intense entertainment therein, featuring a whole lot of Orlando City-NYCFC. What happened behind the scenes of one of the wildest games in MLS history? Why did Oscar Pareja go running into the dressing room? How many times did we think the game was over? What will happen next for Orlando with two starters suspended for the next round? 21:15 - The Wondo Love Machine rolls on, even if San Jose does not: Sporting KC vs San Jose review, plus a strange analogy involving bad breath from Sam. Also, where do San Jose go from here and will Wondo be back? 33:02 - Fast forwarding past Minnesota United to talk Portland v Dallas. How Portland's major problem this season was on display against Dallas, plus another incredibly dramatic penalty shootout and the glory of centerback penalties. 38:52 - Taking a look back at the teams who are out of the playoffs and where they go from here next season, featuring Miami, NYCFC, NY Red Bulls, and more! 49:48 - Things Paul and Sam are thankful for, including Orlando City, the USMNT, and MLS in general. Sponsors! Credible! Visit Credible.com/TSS and get a $200 gift card when you refinance your student loans Artifact! Go to HeyArtifact.com/TSS or HeyArtifact.com/daryl to hear some sample episodes, and when you're ready to hear one of your own you can use the promo code "TSS40" to get $40 off your first order! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

57 min3 d ago
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Allocation Disorder: recapping Orlando City-NYCFC, Sporting KC vs San Jose and Portland v Dallas, plus what happens next season for Miami, NYCFC, and more

A TSS Soccer Thanksgiving Extravaganza! The USMNT's skillers, a superfriendship in Germany, and many other things we're thankful for

It's a TSS Thanksgiving extravaganza! Joe Lowery is joined by Adam Snavely to talk about all of the soccer things that they're thankful for. From a promising addition to the USWNT player pool, to the goal of the decade(?), to a heartfelt thank you to the American soccer community, Joe and Adam run through their respective Lists of Thankfulness. And, as discussed on the show, you can honor Daryl and support his wife Shannon by buying a "Hello and Welcome" patch: https://onthevolleyapparel.com/products/cooligans-otva-collab-racer-back-tank-top Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... The Athletic! Head over to theathletic.com/TSS to get a 12 month subscription to The Athletic for just $1 per month. Credible! Visit Credible.com/TSS and get a $200 gift card when you refinance your student loans. Artifact! Check out HeyArtifact.com/TSS to get $40 off your first order. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

58 min4 d ago
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A TSS Soccer Thanksgiving Extravaganza! The USMNT's skillers, a superfriendship in Germany, and many other things we're thankful for

Serie A catch-up w/ Matteo Bonetti: Weston McKennie’s Juventus future, Inter Milan’s struggles, and why Sassuolo are the new Atalanta!

ESPN commentator and pundit Matteo Bonetti joins Ryan Bailey to answer listener questions and shoot the breeze about all things Serie A. You’ll find out how Milan are topping the table (spoiler: it's not all about Zlatan), what Weston McKennie will offer Juventus going forward, and which Italian team the skinny-jeans-and-oat-milk-latte crowd will be following now that Atalanta have gone mainstream. Today’s show is sponsored by… Credible! Visit Credible.com/TSS and get a $200 gift card when you refinance your student loans Artifact! Check out HeyArtifact.com/TSS to get $40 off your first order. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

62 min4 d ago
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Serie A catch-up w/ Matteo Bonetti: Weston McKennie’s Juventus future, Inter Milan’s struggles, and why Sassuolo are the new Atalanta!

How to play with a false 9, a guide to the “Manchester City zone”, advantages of a a box midfield, and many more tactical listener questions

Joe Lowery is joined by Jordan Angeli to answer all of your tactical listener questions! 3:52 - What is a false nine, how was it popularized, and how do you play with one? 10:51 - What makes it a double pivot? 18:59 - What happens when you play with four central midfielders? Plus, examples of teams that do just that! 24:27 - What is an overload? And what does it have to do with Nani? 28:36 - What’s a defensive rotation? 35:24 - What are pressing cues? 41:00 - What is tactical periodization? Or is it tactical prioritization… 47: 10 - What is the Manchester City zone (aka Kevin De Bruyne’s happy place)? 54:05 - What’s the difference between a wingback and an attacking fullback? Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... The Athletic! Head over to theathletic.com/TSS to get a 12 month subscription to The Athletic for just $1 per month. Credible! Visit Credible.com/TSS and get a $200 gift card when you refinance your student loans. Artifact! Check out HeyArtifact.com/TSS to get $40 off your first order. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

57 min5 d ago
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How to play with a false 9, a guide to the “Manchester City zone”, advantages of a a box midfield, and many more tactical listener questions

Weekend Review: The Mourinho Masterclass, ‘no players, no problem’ for Liverpool and Zlatan roars in Naples

On today's Weekend Review edition of The Total Soccer Show, Ryan Bailey and Graham Ruvthen break down 4 big games from this past weekend: 0:00 - Tottenham vs. Manchester City: What is Mourinho doing right—and what is Pep doing wrong? 28:20 - Liverpool vs. Leicester: Despite having three quarters of the defense, the captain and the top goalscorer out of action, Liverpool dominated Leicester. Rumors of their impending demise have been greatly exaggerated. 49:53 - Atletico Madrid vs. Barcelona: Mid-table La Liga chancers Barcelona suffer their first league defeat to title challengers Atleti in a decade. It’s getting *Messi* in Catalunya. 1:02:32 - Napoli vs. Milan: Zlatan is still running the show for league leaders Milan, but they’re far from a one-man team. Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... Credible! Visit Credible.com/TSS and get a $200 gift card when you refinance your student loans Artifact! Check out HeyArtifact.com/TSS to get $40 off your first order. Learn mo...

79 min6 d ago
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Weekend Review: The Mourinho Masterclass, ‘no players, no problem’ for Liverpool and Zlatan roars in Naples

George interviews Taylor

Our old pal George Quraishi returns to the show to share his memories of Daryl Grove, and also does a very good job interviewing Taylor about Daryl, the last month, and what the future holds for TSS. There's also some parenting chat at the very end, and definitely at least 3 minutes or so of actual soccer content. Sponsors! LinkedIn! Visit LinkedIn.com/soccer to get $50 off your first job posting Credible! Go to Credible.com and get a $200 gift card when you refinance your student loans Fubo! FuboTV is offering our listeners a free trial AND 15% off their first month by going to fubotv.com/TSS Indochino! Get $30 off any purchase of $399 or more when you use the code "Athletic" at Indochino.com Away! Gift someone something to look forward to this holiday season at AwayTravel.com/TSS Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

77 min1 w ago
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George interviews Taylor

Allocation Disorder: 2020 MLS playoffs preview and predictions

"It's my why." Paul and Sam spend a late Thursday evening discussing all-things MLS playoffs. How will teams deal with injuries and Coronavirus-related absences? Who could spring a surprise run? Who makes New England v Montreal sexier: Bruce Arena or Thierry Henry? All that and much much more! Also, at one point, Paul says "you're from Illinois" and it sounds angry and accusatory. Some time stamps for you: 14:00 - Eastern Conference bracket preview and match-up predictions 29:54 - Western Conference bracket preview and match-up predictions Sponsors! LinkedIn! Visit LinkedIn.com/soccer to get $50 off your first job posting Credible! Go to Credible.com and get a $200 gift card when you refinance your student loans Fubo! FuboTV is offering our listeners a free trial AND 15% off their first month by going to fubotv.com/TSS Indochino! Get $30 off any purchase of $399 or more when you use the code "Athletic" at Indochino.com Away! Gift someone something to look forward to this holiday sea...

68 min1 w ago
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Allocation Disorder: 2020 MLS playoffs preview and predictions

Would David Wagner fix DC United, the best soccer apps for lineups and stats, and more listener questions w/ Ryan Bailey

Ryan and Taylor do their best to answer 6 listener questions, plus talk a little international window... 1) Would David Wagner fix DC United? 2) How good would Aleksandar Mitrovic be if he didn't spend the last few seasons playing for Newcastle and Fulham? 3) With the current expanded benches available in many leagues, why aren't all teams using all the available spaces? 4) Why do goalkeepers yell "away!" on corners, and what other commands could they give? 5) How do the new goalkeeping rules during penalties affect the way in which players like Bruno Fernandes and Jorginho take their penalty kicks? 6) What are your favorite apps for scores, tactics, lineups, stats? Sponsors! LinkedIn! Visit LinkedIn.com/soccer to get $50 off your first job posting Credible! Go to Credible.com and get a $200 gift card when you refinance your student loans Fubo! FuboTV is offering our listeners a free trial AND 15% off their first month by going to fubotv.com/TSS Indochino! Get $30 off any purchase o...

70 min1 w ago
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Would David Wagner fix DC United, the best soccer apps for lineups and stats, and more listener questions w/ Ryan Bailey

Grant Wahl discusses his new podcast series American Prodigy, the Freddy Adu story

Taylor chats with Grant Wahl about his new podcast series "American Prodigy, the Freddy Adu story." How did the project first come to be, how did Grant get Freddy on board, and what were the challenges of doing an entire series on a person who is very aware of their own media narrative? Plus, what has American soccer done to improve how it treats its potential future stars? All that and much more! Here's a link to the first episode. Give it a listen! Sponsors! Today's episode is brought to you by... HelloFresh! Go to HelloFresh.com/TSS90 and use code TSS90 to get $90 off including free shipping! Hims! Stop worrying about hair loss and do something about it! Get your first visit free at ForHims.com/totalsoccer Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

34 min1 w ago
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Grant Wahl discusses his new podcast series American Prodigy, the Freddy Adu story

Soccer's greatest one-hit wonders, and more Listener Questions w/ Adam Snavely and Ryan Bailey

On this episode, which we are aware turned out... quite long... Taylor is joined by Adam Snavely and Ryan Bailey to answer 8 listener questions... Who are your favorite soccer “one hit wonders”? What team could most benefit from hiring Eddie Howe? What is Miguel Arteta doing that Unai Emery isn't? How do teams make big shifts in performance from season to season? How well have Wolves replacements done so far? Which current or former Salzburg/Leipzig player does Brenden Aaronson most resemble? What is Steven Gerrard doing at Glasgow Rangers that has made them better this season? Is MLS a top 10 league in the world right now? Sponsors! Artifact! Check out HeyArtifact.com/TSS to get $40 off your first order. LinkedIn! Visit LinkedIn.com/soccer to get $50 off your first job posting Fubo! FuboTV is offering our listeners a free trial AND 15% off their first month by going to fubotv.com/TSS Credible! Go to Credible.com and get a $200 gift card when you refinance your student loans Mansc...

106 min1 w ago
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Soccer's greatest one-hit wonders, and more Listener Questions w/ Adam Snavely and Ryan Bailey
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