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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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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 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
    Good Coronavirus Info from Dr. Celine Gounder; An Interview with Jesse Marsch

    Good Coronavirus Info from Dr. Celine Gounder; An Interview with Jesse Marsch

    Grant spends seven good minutes getting the latest on general and sports-related coronavirus info with his wife, Dr. Celine Gounder, a medical analyst for CNN and co-host of the podcast Epidemic. Then he has a wide-ranging interview with Jesse Marsch, the American coach of Red Bull Salzburg. They talk about leading a team during coronavirus, the impact of the January sales of Erling Haaland to Dortmund and Takumi Minamino to Liverpool and Marsch's revulsion to U.S. Soccer's legal strategy arguing that USWNT players inherently have less skill, ability and responsibility than USMNT players.
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    • 38 min
    Coronavirus Shuts Down Sports; US Soccer's Meltdown; Liga MX Update

    Coronavirus Shuts Down Sports; US Soccer's Meltdown; Liga MX Update

    Grant and Luis Miguel are on lockdown in New York City due to the coronavirus, but they connect here to talk about the impact of the soccer (and sports) world being shut down. They also discuss the momentous week for the U.S. Soccer Federation, which saw president Carlos Cordeiro resign due to the federation's disastrous legal strategy against the USWNT in its gender-discrimination case. What lies ahead for new president Cindy Parlow Cone? How soon will the legal case be settled? And how long could it be before we see soccer being played again? Luis Miguel gives an update on Liga MX, one of the last leagues in the world to take action.
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    • 24 min
    Liverpool Bounced From Champions League; Grant Interviews His Wife Dr. Celine Gounder About Coronavirus and Sports

    Liverpool Bounced From Champions League; Grant Interviews His Wife Dr. Celine Gounder About Coronavirus and Sports

    Grant and Luis Miguel break down the stunning Champions League exit of defending champ Liverpool at the hands of Atlético Madrid along with the other UCL results. Then Grant interviews his wife, Dr. Celine Gounder, an infectious-disease expert, about the rapidly expanding coronavirus situation and the sports world—including what should be done with Euro 2020 and the Tokyo Olympics.
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    • 37 min
    Coronavirus and Soccer; Man United Revived!; LA Galaxy Trouble?

    Coronavirus and Soccer; Man United Revived!; LA Galaxy Trouble?

    Grant and Luis Miguel have a jam-packed podcast discussing the global impact of coronavirus on soccer; the impact of Bruno Fernandes on Manchester United's revival; Tottenham's malaise under Mourinho; Bayern Munich and Dortmund starting to separate from the rest in Germany; Juventus's big win over Inter in an eerily empty stadium; Real Madrid's worst game of the season to lose at Betis; a look ahead to Champions League elimination games (PSG-Dortmund! Liverpool-Atlético Madrid!); terrific MLS starts by Minnesota, Kansas City and Colorado; the so-far sputtering LA Galaxy and Chicharito; media shutdowns by Chicharito and Carlos Vela; how media get access to players around games; Grant's controversial media tweet; the terrific form of Christen Press and Julie Ertz; the USWNT's victories over Spain and England; and the poor timing of U.S. Soccer president Carlos Cordeiro's latest letter in the USWNT's gender-discrimination case.
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    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

Al80 ,

Great show

A unique perspective, informative and fun. Good pod!

Amardeep131313 ,

Review

Really good podcast. Well informed presenter and I love Brian Straus.
For once we need more BS!

The Evertonian ,

"Soccer Illustrated"

This podcast is at its best when they are discussing issues that affect (North) American soccer. I prefer the episodes where they don't focus on or mention the (English) Premier League and the other European competitions.

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