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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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    • 4.8 • 1.1K Ratings

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

    Investor David Blitzer on owning parts of RSL, Crystal Palace, Augsburg + In The Weeds Soccer Talk

    Investor David Blitzer on owning parts of RSL, Crystal Palace, Augsburg + In The Weeds Soccer Talk

    On this episode, David Blitzer, who is part of the investment team behind Real Salt Lake, Crystal Palace, and FC Augsburg, talks to Grant (24:11) about why he invested in those clubs and his various forays into sports ownership. Also, Witty joins Grant to cover the latest soccer news including the MLS transfer market, Spurs' bonkers win over Leicester, and Cristiano Ronaldo not enjoying being substituted.
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    • 46 min
    Jordan Morris on Injury Recovery, The Athletic's Carl Anka

    Jordan Morris on Injury Recovery, The Athletic's Carl Anka

    On this episode of Futbol with Grant Wahl, Grant talks to USMNT winger Jordan Morris about his return to US Men's National Team duty in January camp and his recovery from an ACL injury suffered at Swansea. Then, Manchester United columnist for The Athletic Carl Anka joins to talk about the state of Man United, writing a book with Marcus Rashford, and the Africa Cup of Nations.
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    • 54 min
    Top Soccer TV Producer Shaw Brown

    Top Soccer TV Producer Shaw Brown

    Grant has an in-depth interview with Shaw Brown, one of the longest-tenured producers in U.S. soccer television, who has worked at CBS Sports HQ (currently), Fox Sports, NBC Sports and ESPN over the last two-and-a-half decades. Brown explains the details of what he does for soccer TV broadcasts, how he lands A-list interview guests, what he looks for in TV talent, which current players he thinks will become good TV broadcasters someday, and tells stories about his most memorable soccer interviews of his career.
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    • 42 min
    Pepi Debuts and AFCON kicks off. Plus, Marissa Pilla on WoSo/MLS

    Pepi Debuts and AFCON kicks off. Plus, Marissa Pilla on WoSo/MLS

    Grant and Witty break down the weekend in soccer that saw Cameroon win the opener of the African Cup of Nations, Ricardo Pepi debut for Augsburg, and the FA Cup 3rd round bring us upsets and other delights. Plus, Witty has a theory on anti-American bias. Then, CBS Sports' Marisa Pilla joins the pod (32:00) to discuss her role covering the NWSL for CBS, the USWNT during the Olympics, and the Philadelphia Union for local TV.
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Insigne To Toronto, Surprise MLS Hires, and The Athletic's John Muller

    Insigne To Toronto, Surprise MLS Hires, and The Athletic's John Muller

    On this episode, Grant and Witty discuss the latest soccer headlines including a big day in Serie A, Lorenzo Insigne's impending transfer to Toronto FC, and the latest coaching hires and ownership changes in MLS. Then, Grant talks to John Muller (22:50) about his journey from being an attorney to a senior writer at The Athletic covering data and analytics in soccer.
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    • 53 min
    Big transfers for Pepi/Dike and Matt Doyle on MLS/USMNT

    Big transfers for Pepi/Dike and Matt Doyle on MLS/USMNT

    Matt Doyle of MLSSoccer.com joins Grant and Witty (29:40) for a conversation about how he became the Armchair Analyst, the MLS clubs that are facing big offseasons, and the USMNT heading into January qualifiers. Before that, Grant and Witty discuss Ricardo Pepi's transfer to Augsburg for between $18 and 20 million, Daryl Dike's transfer to West Bromwich Albion for just under $10 million, and Christian Pulisic's goal and impact in Chelsea's 2-2 draw with Liverpool.
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    • 1 hr 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

donnbwilson ,

Same Grant, new pod location!

Everything we love about Grant and his reach throughout the soccer community. Huge advocate for the Women’s game. He’s a US soccer cornerstone. Thanks for efforts Grant. Onward!

MarkCycle ,

Well Executed!

Grant facilitates excellent conversations. Witty is a fancy lad, very thorough. Landon is a star. Great insight, direct comments. The partnership is strong. Getting better every episode. Can’t wait for the next one.

Called by God ,

Still bad.

This podcast has very high profile guests, but don’t be fooled. The interviews are bland and stale. The questions are predictable. There are so many good options, don’t waste your podcast time. Just bad still.

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