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Grant Wahl, one of the world’s leading soccer journalists, shares his thoughts on the sport and interviews the biggest names and the most fascinating figures in the game.

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Grant Wahl, one of the world’s leading soccer journalists, shares his thoughts on the sport and interviews the biggest names and the most fascinating figures in the game.

grantwahl.substack.com

    Legendary ESPN Broadcaster Bob Ley; Chris Wittyngham on the Weekend

    Legendary ESPN Broadcaster Bob Ley; Chris Wittyngham on the Weekend

    Grant catches up with the legendary broadcaster Bob Ley (17:51), who spent 40 years at ESPN and was front and center on its World Cup coverage from 1982 to 2014. Ley tells some fun stories from covering USMNT World Cup qualifiers over the years and shares his thoughts on the most recent U.S. games, the challenge of finding soccer games on so many streaming apps today, the modern sports media landscape and much more. Before that, Grant and Chris Wittyngham break down the soccer weekend, including Chelsea looking like the team to beat in England, Man United’s wild win over West Ham, a tough week for Leipzig and American coach Jesse Marsch and Atlanta United looking like the Atlanta of old.

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    • 58 min
    USMNT and FC Dallas's Ricardo Pepi; LA Galaxy's Jovan Kirovski

    USMNT and FC Dallas's Ricardo Pepi; LA Galaxy's Jovan Kirovski

    Grant has an in-depth interview with the man of the moment for the USMNT, 18-year-old forward Ricardo Pepi of FC Dallas. Then he speaks to LA Galaxy technical director Jovan Kirovski (16:02), perhaps the best-connected American in European soccer, about how he landed superstars like Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Chicharito Hernández and others. They also discuss Kirovski’s own playing career, in which he spent four years with Manchester United and became the first U.S. player to win the men’s UEFA Champions League title with Borussia Dortmund in 1996-97.

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    • 42 min
    Illustrator Dan Leydon; Chris Wittyngham on the Weekend

    Illustrator Dan Leydon; Chris Wittyngham on the Weekend

    Grant has an in-depth interview with Dan Leydon (42:57), a phenomenal soccer illustrator and designer whose work appears on several global platforms, including the Fútbol with Grant Wahl newsletter. He explains how he does his work, his backstory and how being a soccer fan helps him do his job. Before that, Grant and Chris Wittyngham break down the soccer weekend, including Manchester United’s return to watchability, Bayern Munich’s 4-1 win at Leipzig, the rise of Inter Miami, the beleaguered Washington Spirit and why FIFA is pushing to stage the men’s World Cup once every two years, with Grant (against) and Chris (pro) stating their cases.

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Landon Donovan, Chris Wittyngham & Grant on Honduras-USMNT

    Landon Donovan, Chris Wittyngham & Grant on Honduras-USMNT

    In partnership with Meadowlark and Dan Le Batard and Friends for every USMNT World Cup qualifier, Grant is joined by Landon Donovan and Chris Wittyngham to discuss the USMNT’s 4-1 win at Honduras in Game 3 of the World Cup qualifying campaign.

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    • 38 min
    Landon Donovan, Chris Wittyngham & Grant on USMNT-Canada

    Landon Donovan, Chris Wittyngham & Grant on USMNT-Canada

    In partnership with Meadowlark and Dan Le Batard and Friends for every USMNT World Cup qualifier, Grant is joined by Landon Donovan and Chris Wittyngham to discuss the USMNT’s 1-1 tie with Canada in Game 2 of the World Cup qualifying campaign.

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    • 24 min
    Landon Donovan, Chris Wittyngham & Grant on El Salvador-USMNT

    Landon Donovan, Chris Wittyngham & Grant on El Salvador-USMNT

    In a new partnership with Meadowlark and Dan Le Batard and Friends for every USMNT World Cup qualifier, Grant is joined by Landon Donovan and Chris Wittyngham to discuss the USMNT’s 0-0 tie at El Salvador to start the World Cup qualifying campaign.

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    • 21 min

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Great WCQ reviews, get Landon Donovan every time! Fantastic stuff

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