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The world of Soccer is vast, and Planet Fútbol has it all. Featuring news, analysis, and wide-ranging interviews with the game’s most prominent figures. Hosted by Grant Wahl and Luis Miguel Echegaray.

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    • Soccer
    • 4.0 • 15 Ratings

The world of Soccer is vast, and Planet Fútbol has it all. Featuring news, analysis, and wide-ranging interviews with the game’s most prominent figures. Hosted by Grant Wahl and Luis Miguel Echegaray.

    An Interview With LAFC's Bob Bradley

    An Interview With LAFC's Bob Bradley

    In an interview that touches all aspects of his long career, LAFC coach Bob Bradley discusses leadership in a time of crisis, what he learned from coaching Egypt during a national emergency, how he's interacting with his LAFC players and coaching staff right now, what he communicated with Charlie Davies after rewatching the 2009 USA-Costa Rica game this week, what he looks for when he's watching games on TV and what he'd like to see happen at U.S. Soccer. Then Bradley takes the Rapid-Fire Quiz, naming his most memorable victory and defeat of his career, the three best players he's ever coached, the best team he's ever coached against, the player in world football he gets the most pleasure from watching, and the figure he most admires in the global game.
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    An Interview with Carli Lloyd; Dr. Celine Gounder on Coronavirus Latest

    An Interview with Carli Lloyd; Dr. Celine Gounder on Coronavirus Latest

    Grant gets the latest on the coronavirus from his wife Dr. Celine Gounder, a CNN medical analyst and co-host of the EPIDEMIC podcast. Then he interviews Carli Lloyd, the two-time world player of the year, in a wide-ranging interview that gets into what she's doing during the virus slowdown, how the Olympics postponement has altered her playing plans, her thoughts on NFL place-kicking and a Rapid-Fire Quiz on her greatest goals, best player she's ever played against, best teammate and coach she's had, toughest goalkeeper she's ever faced and much more.
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    • 42 min
    Landon Donovan Interviews Dr. Celine Gounder on Coronavirus

    Landon Donovan Interviews Dr. Celine Gounder on Coronavirus

    Landon Donovan and Grant were talking on the phone earlier this week, and Donovan asked if it might be possible for him to interview Grant's wife—Dr. Celine Gounder, a CNN medical analyst and co-host of the podcast EPIDEMIC—about the coronavirus. So that's what this podcast is: A half-hour of good questions from a concerned member of the public who happens to be the greatest men's player in U.S. soccer history.
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    • 30 min
    Lauren Barnes on Playing in the Australian Final and Escaping to LA; Dr. Celine Gounder on Coronavirus Latest

    Lauren Barnes on Playing in the Australian Final and Escaping to LA; Dr. Celine Gounder on Coronavirus Latest

    Grant speaks to his wife, Dr. Celine Gounder, a CNN medical analyst and co-host of the podcast EPIDEMIC, about the latest coronavirus news and listener questions. Then he interviews American Lauren Barnes about playing for Melbourne City in the Australian women's league final on March 21, one of the last pro sports events anywhere on the planet during the virus. Barnes describes what it was like winning that final in an empty stadium and details her harrowing trip back from Australia to Los Angeles on a full Qantas flight, one of the last ones that wasn't canceled. Barnes adds her thoughts on her NWSL team, OL Reign, what kind of changes are in store under new owners from Lyon and what's up next for the NWSL as it hunkers down like the rest of us.
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    • 37 min
    An Interview with Seattle's Garth Lagerwey; Dr. Celine Gounder on Coronavirus Latest

    An Interview with Seattle's Garth Lagerwey; Dr. Celine Gounder on Coronavirus Latest

    Grant has a short interview on the coronavirus latest with his wife, Dr. Celine Gounder, a CNN medical analyst and co-host of the EPIDEMIC podcast. Then he speaks to Garth Lagerwey, the president of soccer for the reigning MLS Cup champion Seattle Sounders. Lagerwey details how challenging the past few weeks have been at his job in Seattle, one of the virus's U.S. hotspots. Then Grant and Garth have some fun talking about wild MLS stories from his playing days during the late 1990s and early 2000s.
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    • 34 min
    An Interview with Weston McKennie; Dr. Celine Gounder on Coronavirus Latest

    An Interview with Weston McKennie; Dr. Celine Gounder on Coronavirus Latest

    Grant interviews his wife, Dr. Celine Gounder, an infectious-disease specialist, CNN medical analyst and co-host of the EPIDEMIC podcast, on the latest coronavirus news. Then he talks to Weston McKennie of the USMNT and Schalke about his project with Christian Pulisic and Tyler Adams to donate to Feeding America; what he's been doing during the coronavirus shutdown; his season with Schalke to date; what he has learned about Schalke coach David Wagner; and what he's hoping for from the USMNT once the soccer world gets going again.
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    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

bf2019 ,

Good stuff

Well done. Lots of interesting reviews of weekend games. Note, Luis -stop using “1000%” as a comment of agreement with co- host. That is not a valid English language expression.

ZombieSarahBeara ,

better than the rest

i listened to lots of soccer podcasts and this one was least biased, most professional, and covered things from different angles.

Slideryoustink ,

Good stuff from Wahl

Great interviewing style and tremendous guests.

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