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Dan Riccio and Jeff Blair discuss the biggest matches and most significant news in international and club soccer. They are joined by guests from around the globe for insight into what is happening on the ground in Europe, the Americas and anywhere else stories develop. New episodes every Monday.

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Dan Riccio and Jeff Blair discuss the biggest matches and most significant news in international and club soccer. They are joined by guests from around the globe for insight into what is happening on the ground in Europe, the Americas and anywhere else stories develop. New episodes every Monday.

    Feb. 22: Pele as You’ve Never Seen Him

    Feb. 22: Pele as You’ve Never Seen Him

    A new documentary, ‘Pelé’, will debut on Netflix February 23rd. Dan & Jeff speak with the directors David Tryhorn and Ben Nicholas to discuss their film on the legendary footballer (34:33). Also, Canadian international and President of the PFA Canada, Marcel de Jong, joins the show as well to discuss the initiatives they will be pushing for in discussions with the CPL (48:55).







    The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    • 59 min
    Bundesliga check-in with Derek Rae

    Bundesliga check-in with Derek Rae

    Manchester City tighten their hold atop the Premier League standings. In Serie A, Inter Milan is in first thanks to Romelu Lukaku. Derek Rae, ESPN’s lead Bundesliga commentator, joins us to review the recent action in the German league.







    This episode is produced by Derrick Brandao and hosted by Dan Riccio and Jeff Blair.







    The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

    • 50 min
    TFC’s homegrown product Liam Fraser

    TFC’s homegrown product Liam Fraser

    Dan and Jeff discuss Manchester City finally winning at Anfield, and how it’s now their title to lose. The duo also look at Lille OSC’s red-hot Jonathan David. Toronto FC’s Liam Fraser joins the show to talk about growing up in MLS and the next step he hopes to take.







    This episode is produced by Derrick Brandao and hosted by Dan Riccio and Jeff Blair.







    The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

    MLS Labour talks and Bundesliga’s Matthew Durrans

    MLS Labour talks and Bundesliga’s Matthew Durrans

    Dan and Jeff take a look into the MLS labour situation with Steven Goff of The Washington Post. Plus, we talk to Matthew Durrans, a Canadian who moved to Germany when he was 14 and now plays for 1860 Munich.







    The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    • 45 min
    Chelsea parts ways with Lampard

    Chelsea parts ways with Lampard

    Dan and Jeff react to the news of Chelsea sacking Frank Lampard. What led to this? Dominic Fifield of The Athletic gives a closer look at how the relationship with Lampard and the club had deteriorated.







    This episode is produced by Derrick Brandao and hosted by Dan Riccio and Jeff Blair.







    The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

    • 41 min
    A Big Year Ahead for Canada Soccer

    A Big Year Ahead for Canada Soccer

    Dan and Jeff welcome the men’s national team manager John Herdman for an update on how he is preparing for the big year ahead with World Cup Qualifying and a Gold Cup around the corner. They are also joined by new Toronto FC manager Chris Armas, who details his plans for keeping the club at the top of MLS, and what he’s looking for in a new designated player. The show closes with their thoughts on a goalless draw between Liverpool and Manchester United and how the race for the Premier League remains tight.







    This episode is produced by Derrick Brandao and hosted by Dan Riccio and Jeff Blair.







    The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate. 

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

nimmerTdot ,

Keep up the great work!

Excited to be able to listen to a Canada-based soccer podcast that highlights news from all the major European leagues as well as some Canadian / MLS content.
Good job in getting knowledgeable guests - awesome interviews.

Ange_Fuda ,

Awesome Show!

Great show! Very informative and entertaining!!

m vetro ,

A Kick in the Grass

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