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Talkin’ Touches #9: What’s up with Luis Marin and Sporting KC?

Sporting Kansas City goalkeeper Luis Marin, right, kicks the ball away from Houston Dynamo's Giles Barnes (10) during the first half of an MLS soccer game Saturday, April 25, 2015, in Houston.
Sporting Kansas City goalkeeper Luis Marin, right, kicks the ball away from Houston Dynamo's Giles Barnes (10) during the first half of an MLS soccer game Saturday, April 25, 2015, in Houston. AP

On this week’s piping hot double-shot of the Talkin’ Touches podcast, Charles Gooch (The Full 90) and Andy Edwards (NBC Pro Soccer Talk) dig into Sporting Kansas City’s thrilling but problematic 4-4 draw with Houston.

In Part One, Charles and Andy discuss the troubles of Sporting’s new goalkeeper Luis Marin, the team’s lack of identity on offense and preview the upcoming match this Sunday with the (surprisingly attack-minded) Chicago Fire.

In Part Two, the discussion expands to the league as a whole as Charles and Andy pick whether they are #TeamCrewSC or #TeamRevs, figure out why Fabian Espindola is the MLS version of Luis Suarez, and take on Don Garber’s recent talk of transparency and media coverage.

You can find the show weekly on iTunes, RSS or the show’s podcast page.

Special thanks to the excellent band Deco Auto for letting us use the songs “One of a Million,” “Turning Down” and “Deco Stomp.” Listen to more of their music here.

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