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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.

    Coach’s Week

    Coach’s Week

    Dan is joined by guest co-host Alex Seixeiro this week to discuss the past week of football from across the pond — including Liverpool snapping their Premier League title drought. They are joined by a couple Canadian MLS managers as Greg Vanney of Toronto FC and Marc Dos Santos of the Vancouver Whitecaps discuss their preparations ahead of the MLS is Back tournament.







    This episode

    is produced by Josh Elliott-Wolfe 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. 

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Davies’ Rise to a World Star

    Davies’ Rise to a World Star

    Dan is joined by co-host Alex Seixeiro this week to look back at a busy week of football across the pond. They break down the first set of matches from the Premier League as more leagues return to play. Manuel Veth of TransferMarkt and Forbes joins the show to discuss how Alphonso Davies played a major role in helping Bayern Munich win their 8th straight league title. They also look at why Canadian soccer players might be on the rise in the Bundesliga and what transfers might be coming. Later they’re joined by The Athletic’s Sam Stesjkal to get more details on the MLS is Back tournament and to try and figure out what is happening with the Vancouver Whitecaps.







    This episode is produced by Cam Barra and hosted by Dan Riccio and Alex Seixeiro.







    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. 

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Liverpool’s Walk to Greatness

    Liverpool’s Walk to Greatness

    Dan and Jeff look back at a busy week in the world of football and give their reaction to the return of play in La Liga and Serie A. As the Premier League is set to resume this week, the guys debate whether Liverpool is one of the best Premier League teams ever as they look to top Manchester City’s points record. They’re joined by ESPN analyst Janusz Michallik to look more at Liverpool’s dominance and talk about the difficulty of continued play during COVID-19. Later they welcome football scout and executive Tor-Kristian Karlsen to take a look at the future of the transfer market and how the pandemic is changing the way teams scout.







    This episode

    is produced by Cam Barra 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. 

    • 1 hr 16 min
    The Week Football Takes Over

    The Week Football Takes Over

    With more leagues set to return, Dan and Jeff get you set for a busy soccer schedule. They look at Thomas Muller’s resurgence under Hans-Dieter Flick and Muller’s willingness to adapt his game to a new style. They also break down Chelsea’s signing of Timo Werner and the impact that has on the rest of the Premier League. The guys are joined by ESPN’s Samuel Marsden to discuss the return of La Liga and a fascinating title race between Barcelona and Real Madrid. Finally, they check in with Canadian International and Toronto FC midfielder Jonathan Osorio as teams in MLS begin training after coming to agreement on a new CBA.







    This episode

    is produced by Cam Barra 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. 

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Bayern’s Devastating Dominance

    Bayern’s Devastating Dominance

    Dan and Jeff look at Bayern Munich’s continued dominance in the Bundesliga as they head toward their eight straight league title. They also discuss how athletes in soccer are using their platforms to make statements in the wake of protests in the United States over the death of George Floyd. They’re joined by ESPN’s Gab Marcotti to break down how other leagues like Serie A and the Premier League are looking to return to play. They also discuss how transfers may look different when the windows open as teams recover financially from COVID-19. Later, they’re joined by FC Saarbrucken midfielder and former Vancouver Whitecap Kianz Froese to look at his journey from Vancouver to Germany.  







    This episode

    is produced by Cam Barra 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. 

    • 1 hr 1 min
    The Alphonso Davies Special

    The Alphonso Davies Special

    As Alphonso Davies takes the spotlight in the Bundesliga, Dan and Jeff discuss the impact he can have for Canadian soccer at an international level now and in the future. The guys are joined by Canada’s Men’s National Team Head Coach John Herdman to talk about the development and deployment of ‘Phonzie.’ They also touch on the difficulties of managing a side during COVID-19 and how he’s planning for the challenges that may arise.







    Also, FOX Sports soccer analyst Alexi Lalas breaks down why he thinks Davies is the best player in Concacaf and takes a look at the restart plan for the MLS.







    This episode

    is produced by Cam Barra 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. 

    • 1 hr 1 min

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