Your weekly soccer media podcast about watching soccer on TV, online and apps. Longest running soccer podcast in the world covers Premier League, MLS, Liga MX, Bundesliga, LaLiga, NWSL, Champions League, USMNT, Serie A and more. If you're a hardcore soccer fan, we're the podcast for you. Hosted by Christopher Harris and starring co-host Kartik Krishnaiyer
Champions League reforms evolve it into a European Super League
In this episode, we discuss how the UEFA Champions League is morphing into the Super League, US Open Cup takes a giant leap forward thanks to ESPN+'s Goalcast, Jesse Marsch’s situation at Leeds United, FOX Soccer hates streaming, EA Sports and FIFA split up and get a nasty divorce, and we answer the questions from you, the listeners.
Enjoying (fill in the blank) Champions League
On this pod, we examine what impact Seattle may have on the MLS media rights deal, the upcoming European Cup titles, the prospect of who may play the Sounders in the Club World Cup. And we answer the questions from you, the listeners.
Soccer fanbases are fractured into 100’s of pieces
In this episode, we discuss how soccer audiences have become more tribal and splintered, why MLS Commissioner Don Garber may have been right after all, is soccer a minority sport in the United States? Is there a sport in the U.S. that has a viewership that is more fractured than soccer? Some of the changes that may be coming to soccer Twitter, why it's important to MLS for Seattle to beat Pumas, our recommended games to watch this weekend, and your questions in the Listener Mailbag segment.
Clive Tyldesley interview about the Champions league
In the NEW episode, number 1415, Kartik Krishnaiyer interviews Clive Tyldesley, one of the most recognizable English-language soccer commentators.
Tyldesley, whom many Americans recognize from the Champions League, Premier League or even the FIFA video game series, has been calling games for more than 30 years. He and Kartik Krishnaiyer discuss various topics in this episode.
• This season's UEFA Champions League and the semifinals.
• Some of Tyldesley's most famous and recognizable calls.
• Calling Euro 96 and Euro 2016 from an English perspective.
• The FIFA video game series and match commentary.
• COVID-19's impact on commentating major games.
• Tyldesley's upcoming games that he is on the call for.
Why the Premier League popularity appears unstoppable
We discuss why the Premier League appears to be unstoppable, whether Peacock TV will acquire any more soccer rights, storylines for each of the 20 clubs in the Premier League, our thoughts on this week's US Open Cup games on ESPN+, what the differences are in playing levels between MLS and USL, the local broadcast issues that MLS have to deal with, our recommended games to watch this weekend. And your questions in the Listener Mailbag segment.
Jesse Marsch’s style fits Leeds’s survival chances
In the NEW episode, number 1413, Kyle Fansler is joined by Kartik Krishnaiyer to discuss Jesse Marsch.
Jesse Marsch arrived at Leeds United with the club entrenched in a relegation battle. After two defeats in his first two games, Marsch delivered 10 points over Leeds's last four games. While not quite safe from the drop, the Elland Road club at least has reason for optimism.
Kartik Krishnaiyer and Kyle Fansler address several topics about Leeds's survival chances.
• The challenges of replacing a fan favorite manager
• Jesse Marsch's style versus that of his predecessor
• Why did Leeds hire a manager fired by RB Leipzig earlier in the season
• Taking on the criticisms of American soccer coaches in England
• How the last stretch of games shapes up for Leeds and its survival chances
• And much more
a must for me overall
thoroughly enjoy in the aspect that so much d as occur is streamed and this pod & the website are extremely helpful in knowing what & when to watch. no need for political commentary, which you sometimes get.. overall though i listen weekly.
Please Kartik—Stop complaining about Twitter. Enough already!
Great content, but hosts can be hypocritical
With tv/streaming/media always changing, this podcast is very informative on which media platforms show different soccer leagues. The first half of the podcast is very informative and a great listen.
The 2nd half of the podcast show consists of listener mailbag which the read comments and questions from fans aloud. I’ve had several comments or questions that were never read on air. I’ve even had only half of a comment that was read, while the other portion never made it on the podcast. The hosts claim even if you disagree with them, they will read your comment, but this is clearly not true. Only if your comment, fits the hosts agenda and opinion will it be aired on the podcast. For this, the 2nd half of the comment is a complete waste of time