We finally catch up with one of our favorites on this week's podcast, lead ESPN soccer analyst Taylor Twellman. The former MLS MVP has quickly become ESPN's top game analyst for the US Men's National Team and Major League Soccer broadcast. In this podcast we not only chat with Taylor about the USMNT clinching a World Cup berth (and keeping Mexico alive) but a number of other interesting topics as well, including...
-Whether the US team thought about tanking against Panama.
-How Mexico fell so far so fast and whether or not New Zealand may actually beat them in the playoffs.
-How Jurgen Klinsmann turned around US Soccer after doubts about his tenure.
-The US players who helped themselves the most this summer.
-Surprises and disappointments from around the globe in World Cup qualifying.
-The concussion issue in sports, League of Denial, and his Think Taylor organization.
-The next steps forward in dealing with concussions.
-MLS TV rights and ratings for the league being down.
-Possible solutions for MLS in helping to grow the league on television.