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Long-running American soccer show covering the USMNT, Premier League, Champions League, MLS, and more. If you enjoy analysis and silliness in equal measure, we're the podcast for you.

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Long-running American soccer show covering the USMNT, Premier League, Champions League, MLS, and more. If you enjoy analysis and silliness in equal measure, we're the podcast for you.

    AFCON Update! Strong showings from Cameroon and Nigeria, the opposite of that for Ghana and Algeria, Senegal is the new Portugal, and much much more!

    AFCON Update! Strong showings from Cameroon and Nigeria, the opposite of that for Ghana and Algeria, Senegal is the new Portugal, and much much more!

    Ryan is joined by Graham and Taylor to discuss the latest events in the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations.
    Group A - Cameroon tops the group in convincing (but also sort of unconvincing?) fashion
    Group B - Senegal still only has one goal thus far, so naturally we think there's a chance they end up winning the whole thing. Or, at least, Ryan does! Plus, big (literally) numbers for Malawi and perfect kits for Zimbabwe.
    Group C - Ghana in need of a rebuild, Gabon not in need of their most famous player, and Achraf Hakimi is very very good.
    Group D - Nigeria looking strooooong while Egypt are mostly just looking for Salah.
    Group E - The most delicately positioned group: all four can advance, all four can potentially crash out. But only Sierra Leone has garnered Graham's undying loyalty.
    Group F - Ryan ensures that someone from this group will end up as your 2022 AFCON Champions!
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Americans in Action! Dike’s first game for West Brom looks awfully familiar, Pepi starts, Kellyn Acosta’s move, plus Rusnak’s move to Seattle, TFC’s swap deal, and more MLS news

    Americans in Action! Dike’s first game for West Brom looks awfully familiar, Pepi starts, Kellyn Acosta’s move, plus Rusnak’s move to Seattle, TFC’s swap deal, and more MLS news

    It’s Americans in Action time! Taylor, Graham, and Joe looked through the film and came ready to chat about how a number of different Americans performed over the weekend.
    On this show, we discuss Pepi’s first start for Augsburg, Dike’s West Brom debut, Scally’s first game back after COVID, Pulisic’s struggles, and so, so much more. Before discussing those American performances, we spend the first segment running through MLS news and notes! From Albert Rusnak’s move to Seattle to the Rapids trading Kellyn Acosta to LAFC to Justin Che’s move from Dallas to Hoffenheim, there was plenty to get to. 
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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Weekend Review! Man City dominate, Sierra Leone’s AFCON fairytale continues & Real Madrid claim silverware!

    Weekend Review! Man City dominate, Sierra Leone’s AFCON fairytale continues & Real Madrid claim silverware!

    The Weekend Review is here! While Taylor battles the wintry elements on the east coast, Ryan, Taylor and Joe convene to discuss the action at the Etihad, the lack of action at Tottenham, some big matches at AFCON, Real Madrid’s Supercopa victory, and much more!
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Allocation Disorder: What does Ricardo Pepi’s transfer mean for Pepi and FC Dallas? Plus, a look at Mexico, Austin FC, the Houston Dynamo, and more with Jon Arnold

    Allocation Disorder: What does Ricardo Pepi’s transfer mean for Pepi and FC Dallas? Plus, a look at Mexico, Austin FC, the Houston Dynamo, and more with Jon Arnold

    On this week’s episode of Allocation Disorder, Jon Arnold joins Sam to discuss a slew of different topics. In the first segment, Sam and Jon discuss Ricardo Pepi’s move to the Bundesliga and FC Dallas’ offseason. In segment two, Jon dives deep on the Mexican men’s national team ahead of their World Cup Qualifiers at the end of this month. Finally, in the third segment, it’s all about the Houston Dynamo and Austin FC. What is the outlook for those two teams ahead of the 2022 MLS season? All that - and more - on the show.
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    • 56 min
    Listener Questions! Cities that suck at soccer, Premier League jerseys & a Vampiric XI!

    Listener Questions! Cities that suck at soccer, Premier League jerseys & a Vampiric XI!

    Ryan, Taylor, Joe and Graham are fielding your listener questions! On today's episode, we consider the female soccer figures who could manage in the men's game, the major cities in the world that suck at soccer, and an XI inspired by What We Do In The Shadows!
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Bundesliga catch-up w/ Manuel Veth: Is Ricardo Pepi a sign of things to come for Augsburg, what needs to change for Dortmund to challenge Bayern this season, and will Jesse Marsch get another Bundesliga gig?

    Bundesliga catch-up w/ Manuel Veth: Is Ricardo Pepi a sign of things to come for Augsburg, what needs to change for Dortmund to challenge Bayern this season, and will Jesse Marsch get another Bundesliga gig?

    Manuel Veth makes his triumphant return! We discuss a whole lotta Bundesliga, including...
    1) Eintracht Frankfurt's strong first half of the campaign
    2) Dortmund still looking like a collection of individuals vs a cohesive unit under Marco Rose
    3) Bayern Munich continuing to be Bayern Munich
    4) The differences in journalistic standards between the United States, Canada and Germany
    5) Ricardo Pepi's move to Augsburg: how did it happen and what does it mean for the club's long term plans
    6) The role of private investors in skirting the 50+1 rule
    7) The roots of Freiburg and Hoffenheim's strong seasons so far
    8) The poor results keep coming for Wolfsburg and Gladbach: what happens next?
    9) Is Jesse Marsch likely to get another Bundesliga coaching gig anytime soon?
    10) Is Domenico Tedesco the man to turn around Leipzig's fortunes?
    11) which 2. Bundesliga club is most likely to be playing in the top flight next season, and which ones would be best for the league?
    12) Stuttgart struggling, but no pressure on Pellegrino Matarazzo
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    • 1 hr 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
3.3K Ratings

3.3K Ratings

Asherjmusgrave ,

The best.

I’ve been listening to this show for years, I grew up listening to it with my dad and almost felt like I knew the guys even though I never met them.😂 I’m so happy with the way you guys have been able to to evolve over time and always keep it fresh. The dynamic between Taylor, graham, joe, and Ryan is superb (even though for the longest time I hated Ryan 😅) keep it up guys!! I look forward to every episode!!!

Dinna224 ,

Great but too many ads

Love the show and have listened for years. Lately listening less because of the ad reads which are so frequent and long. Please consider reducing the ads!

horgar ,

Soccer yes! Politics No!

They are fantastic covering soccer. They are very partisan when talking politics. If you lean left, you'll not notice it. If you're conservative, they will annoy at times with their surface-level treatment of politics. Two years ago I would have rated them a 5. Last year a 4. The longer they go the more they seem to be leaning into the political realm. The loss of Darryl has allowed Taylor to swerve hard left.

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