501 episodes

If you're a soccer fan who eats, lives and breathes the game, we're for you. Several times a week, we discuss the Premier League, World Cup, Champions League, La Liga, Serie A and other competitions.
As the longest running soccer podcast on the planet, World Soccer Talk also analyzes the television coverage and how you can watch the best leagues from around the world.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

World Soccer Talk World Soccer Talk

    • Sports
    • 3.9 • 388 Ratings

If you're a soccer fan who eats, lives and breathes the game, we're for you. Several times a week, we discuss the Premier League, World Cup, Champions League, La Liga, Serie A and other competitions.
As the longest running soccer podcast on the planet, World Soccer Talk also analyzes the television coverage and how you can watch the best leagues from around the world.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    MLS needs a major player signing before MLS Season Pass

    MLS needs a major player signing before MLS Season Pass

    We share inside details about MLS Season Pass, how HBO Max did in coverage of its USMNT debut, what we learned from our interviews with NBC at the Premier League Fan Fest, what two English teams are going to single handedly boost NBC’s TV ratings, which European soccer league is the most boring to watch right now, whether Berhalter-Reyna battle is good or bad for soccer in America, whether The CW could be a good fit for soccer rights in the future such as NWSL, and why MLS needs to make a major move in the transfer window.
    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    How HBO Max & Telemundo did on USWNT debut

    How HBO Max & Telemundo did on USWNT debut

    On this episode, we discuss US soccer’s debut on HBO Max and Telemundo, our thoughts on how TV broadcasters are getting more access during Premier League matches, your opinions about MLS Season Pass news so far, plus we have letters from you in the Listener Mailbag segment.
    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 55 min
    MLS, TNT and FOX battle for commentators

    MLS, TNT and FOX battle for commentators

    We share our opinions about the new commentators named for MLS, USMNT and USWNT under their new media deals, how Chelsea got into the mess they’re in, inside information about where USL may be heading on TV, what MLS is missing from their match analysts, how the separate TV rights deals for US Soccer and MLS are different than from their previous combined deals, the impact that soccer commentators have on audiences, the pricing of MLS Season Pass, beIN SPORTS bounce back, and whether Ligue 1 may look for a different TV provider in their next deal.
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    MLS wins streaming battle but loses TV war

    MLS wins streaming battle but loses TV war

    We discuss what MLS' TV deal means for the league and soccer fans, our tribute to Grant Wahl plus a discussion of how the media covered the news, we look ahead to the World Cup final, as well as discussing our thoughts on the Gio Reyna and Gregg Berhalter controversy. Hosted by Christopher Harris and Kartik Krishnaiyer of World Soccer Talk.
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Magic behind Telemundo's out of this world gol calls

    Magic behind Telemundo's out of this world gol calls

    Telemundo's World Cup coverage features nothing but pure emotion. Essentially, its broadcasters deliver the game in its most lively form. From rapid buildup commentary to seemingly unending golazo calls, the play-by-play voices are spectacular.
    One of those is Sammy Sadovnik, a Peruvian by birth who now calls game with Telemundo. He is one of the lead voices in Telemundo's World Cup coverage. At the 2022 World Cup, he was the voice behind Croatia's penalty shootout win over Japan, Uruguay's heartbreak in the group stage and Argentina's win against Poland.
    He talks about what this World Cup is like. He is one of the commentators to use the 'Goooooool' calls following a team scoring. Sadovnik even hit 17 seconds in one instance. The broadcaster discusses the physical challenges that come with broadcasting, but how it is all worth it in the long run.

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    • 17 min
    Big changes ahead for US Soccer and MLS

    Big changes ahead for US Soccer and MLS

    On this episode, we discuss MLS make their first moves in hiring commentators for the Apple broadcasts, we’ve got the details on US Soccer heading to HBO Max, speculation about the MLS TV deal. and - of course - we discuss the coverage of the World Cup.
    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
388 Ratings

388 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.

@wheels_5tud ,

Amazing job

I recently started following your audio podcast I’ve been a follower on Twitter for a while I’ve only recently started listening to the audio version I really enjoy it keep up the great work and thank you for always answering my questions when I have one thank you very much enjoy the World Cup

Michael Rael ,

Christopher Harris Great/ Kartic Not

This is such an informative podcast about soccer and the broadcast information that goes beyond the schedules. Christopher Harris does a superb job and is very appealing in his presentation. Kartic, however, is not so appealing. When he’s not overly obsessing over women’s soccer (in a creepy way), he’s telling us how we are simpletons and don’t even know why we are enjoying soccer. His attitude of superiority is aggravating and constant references to his Twitter account get old. 3 rating stars are for Harris and the 2 blanks are for the other guy.

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