Soccer Today presented by Toyota: Sunday, January 19

20 January 11:13 am

Soccer Today presented by Toyota: Sunday, January 19

By Daniel Robertson

Here’s the show recap from Sunday’s latest episode of Soccer Today presented by Toyota and co-hosted by Marc Stein and Steve Davis on 103.3 FM ESPN Radio:

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SEGMENT 1: The United States is the first of the 32 countries with tickets booked for the 2014 World Cup to actually arrive on Brazilian soil to start preparing for this summer’s big tournament. Stein checks with Steve to see if Jurgen Klinsmann’s side gets any bonus points for that distinction.

SEGMENT 2: Transfer season is in full swing, so the boys spin through all the big moves involving Americans and Major League Soccer, naturally starting in Toronto with the Jermaine Defoe/Michael Bradley deals and inevitably spending a good chunk of time chatting about the Philadelphia Union’s attempts to bring Maurice Edu home from Stoke City.

SEGMENT 3: American striker Juan Agudelo, on the verge of joining FC Utrecht of the Dutch Eredivisie on loan from Stoke, joins the guys by phone from England to talk about the complicated, long-awaited transfer that has finally made him a European footballer.

SEGMENT 4: ESPN’s Craig Burley dials in at halftime of Chelsea’s victory over Manchester United to talk about his old team’s first-half dominance and all the other latest storylines in the Premiership.