100 episodes

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

World Soccer Talk: Premier League, MLS, Champions League, EFL and more World Soccer Talk

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    • 3.9 • 378 Ratings

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

    Soccer TV and Streaming News Never Stops

    Soccer TV and Streaming News Never Stops

    In this episode, we discuss ESPN+'s latest soccer numbers, a drought has fallen on the Africa Cup of Nations, FOX cements a World Cup deal with Twitter, which soccer channels are losing the biggest % of subscribers, and why does the FA Cup upset MLS writers so? Plus we recommend matches to watch this weekend as well as answering your questions in the Listener Mailbag segment.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    January Transfer Window Discussion With Transfermarkt

    January Transfer Window Discussion With Transfermarkt

    Transfermarkt's Manuel Veth and Kartik Krishnaiyer are this week's guests to discuss the January Transfer Window. Host Kyle Fansler asks Manuel and Kartik about what major transfers we can expect to see in this window, what Newcastle United's strategy will be, which leagues will see the major moves, and whether we may see more or less deals signed this month than previously.

    • 20 min
    NBCSN to USA Network Changes For Premier League

    NBCSN to USA Network Changes For Premier League

    We discuss what differences there are with Premier League games on the USA Network. Who the big winner is with the Pepi and Dike transfers to Europe. We share what happened to Sky Sports News. We look ahead to the latest news about the next MLS TV deal. And we share our recommendations of what to watch this weekend.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Soccer Coaching Philosophies Discussion with Keith Costigan & Kartik Krishnaiyer

    Soccer Coaching Philosophies Discussion with Keith Costigan & Kartik Krishnaiyer

    Kyle Fansler chats with Keith Costigan and Kartik Krishnaiyer about how and why some managers thrive with different philosophies through their coaching.


    Costigan, who works with FOX Sports and the Seattle Sounders, has a UEFA A coaching license, requiring significant research and learning into the world of coaching. He, along with Krishnaiyer, break down how the likes of Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp achieved their statuses as some of the game's greatest coaches.


    Also, the pair talk about coaching philosophies at different levels. This includes clubs constantly in relegation battles and organizations like Red Bull, which seeks to cut down on certain growing pains by using similar styles at multiple clubs.

    • 25 min
    Soccer Knowledge Quiz 2021

    Soccer Knowledge Quiz 2021

    Listen to our latest episode to play our soccer knowledge quiz. And celebrate the end of 2021 and the start of 2022 with us. We also talk about what the holidays would be like if there was no soccer on TV. On behalf of the entire staff at World Soccer Talk, we'd like to wish you Happy Holidays and a prosperous New Year. Thanks for listening.

    • 24 min
    The power struggle between FIFA, UEFA & CONMEBOL

    The power struggle between FIFA, UEFA & CONMEBOL

    On the latest episode, we discuss FIFA's biennial World Cup idea, whether Concacaf is in support of the biennial World Cup, how the idea helps or hurts Gianni Infantino politically, is MLS for or against the idea, and what US Soccer Federation's stance is on the biennial World Cup.

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
378 Ratings

378 Ratings

hoylejr ,

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.

WM Rine ,

Not yer everyday football pod — for good and ill

This is a very niche pod. It focuses on the presentation of football/soccer in the US, as opposed to what’s happening in any of the big leagues. Further, the hosts aren’t your average viewers. On one episode, they critiqued different networks’ apps and praised one, ESPN I think, for allowing a view to watch multiple matches at the same time. These are folks who have been watching football for a long time. I doubt newer viewers who are watching more football (as the big European leagues have become more readily available through streaming) watch the way the hosts do and whether the things they most like or find most annoying about a certain network or broadcast would be shared by newer viewers. They’re interesting to listen to a lot of the time, but I often think it’s more because I’m learning how people who grew up with football watch the game less than because I’m learning about the game itself.

GHHEFKJCEFFEKNCEF ,

Story of Two Contributors

Chris 5 stars.
-Thoughtful analysis, measured, professional, fun. Doesn’t take himself too seriously.
Kar-wreck (whoops) Kartik 1 star.
-Loud, stuttering blowhard, talks too much, too often. Suffocates the show. Ego maniac. Count the number of times he refers to himself.... I run a league in Florida, I did this. I run a league. I work for the Democrats. In the league I run.... Did I mention I run a league? Each time he speaks, reminds me of Ozzie Osbourne’s intro to Crazy Train. I I I I I I I I.

Two ways to “enjoy” Kartik.
1- Get a pencil and paper. Every time he either stutters or says “I”, make a mark. Turn the podcast off once you get to 500 marks.
(Or)
2- listen to Chris, and each time Kar-Wreck starts talking, fast forward 30 seconds. If he’s still talking, ff another 30 seconds.

Benefits include..
- Almost all Chris.
- Almost no Kar-Wreck.
- You are well nourished with football information for the week.
- The podcast is only 20 minutes long.

Too bad Chris has to drag this anchor with him. It weighs down the show.

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