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All the soccer history and explainers you can handle

    #72 How does World Cup qualification work? AFC, CAF, Concacaf, Conmebol, Oceania, and UEFA explained!

    #72 How does World Cup qualification work? AFC, CAF, Concacaf, Conmebol, Oceania, and UEFA explained!

    This episode of 101 fell in an international break, so Ryan Bailey, Taylor Rockwell, Joe Lowery and Graham Ruthven are here to discuss the process of World Cup qualification. We run through how each of FIFA’s confederations determine their participants in soccer’s showpiece, and suggest some alternative methods that might be used.
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    • 40 min
    #71 Why isn't Scotland better at football, aka fitba?

    #71 Why isn't Scotland better at football, aka fitba?

    Graham Ruthven takes us through a history of Scottish football, from their role in helping develop and spread the game to The Three Kings era to a mythical time when they qualified for multiple World Cups in a row. But what's gone wrong since then, why has domestic football in Scotland suffered, and where can it go from here? Plus, pronunciation quizzes and Graham getting uncomfortable talking about his personal life!
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    The Soccer 101 theme (and plenty of other excellent music) can be found right here: https://aerialist.bandcamp.com.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    #70 Everything you need to know about MLS All-Star Game, past, present and future

    #70 Everything you need to know about MLS All-Star Game, past, present and future

    On this episode of Soccer 101, Ryan Bailey, Taylor Rockwell, Graham Ruthven and Joe Lowery discuss Major League Soccer’s showpiece event, the All-Star Game! The gang look at its history, the events that surround it, and suggest some intriguing tweaks to the format… 
    Alternate title: Hey now, you’re an (MLS) All-Star (Game)!
    The Soccer 101 theme (and plenty of other excellent music) can be found right here: https://aerialist.bandcamp.com.

    • 33 min
    #69 The complete history of soccer kits

    #69 The complete history of soccer kits

    On this episode of Soccer 101, Ryan Bailey, Taylor Rockwell, Graham Ruthven and Joe Lowery talk about uniforms! When did they first appear in soccer, how did teams pick their colors and what are the modern economics of jersey sales?
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    This episode features (excellent) contributions from Charlotte FC midfielder Brandt Bronico, who is an ambassador for Soccer Resilience (soccerresilience.com), a sports mindset agency.

    • 54 min
    #68 What do footballers do in the off-season?

    #68 What do footballers do in the off-season?

    On this episode of Soccer 101, Ryan Bailey, Taylor Rockwell, Graham Ruthven and Joe Lowery look at what happens between seasons! Do players actually get any time off these days? If so, what do they do with it? And how do they get back up to speed when pre-season comes around? 
    This episode is brought to you by ExpressVPN! Go to expressvpn.com/soccer to get 3 additional months for free!
    This episode features (excellent) contributions from Charlotte FC midfielder Brandt Bronico, who is an ambassador for Soccer Resilience (soccerresilience.com), a sports mindset agency.

    • 35 min
    #67 Your Guide To Cheating In Soccer

    #67 Your Guide To Cheating In Soccer

    On this episode of Soccer 101, Ryan Bailey, Taylor Rockwell, Graham Ruthven and Joe Lowery delve into the dark arts! What constitutes cheating in soccer? How innocuous—or serious—can it be? And what are some of the most famous examples from the history of the game?

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    • 45 min

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716 Ratings

Stimpy66 ,

What a visionary resource

We are doing a podcast about St Louis City SC - the MLS expansion team set to start play in 2023. As we plan out how we are going to address new soccer fans to the game as the club’s first game approaches, we are going to to do a show to introduce them to the basics. We will touch on topics but will reference them to this podcast for in depth detail if the need it. What a visionary idea Daryl & Taylor had. This is the Wikipedia for new soccer fans. A true labor of love.

Im a hero to these kids Taylor ,

Soccer history is fun

Near evergreen episodes always an enjoyable listen

Gary Mauk ,

Anything soccer topic you will want to know, it’s here

Great for new and veteran soccer fans. Great variety of topics with a short and sweet podcast. A MUST add to your soccer podcast diet!

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