55 episodes

Soccer, life in the US, and everything in between. Germans, Julian Gressel (DC United) and Fabian Herbers (Chicago Fire), first competitors now friends, share their weekly experiences on and off the field as they manage their way through the Major League Soccer season. Get an inside perspective of their personal lives, cultural challenges, and their German view of the beautiful game - pragmatic, honest & direct.

Zee Soccer Podcast Julian Gressel & Fabian Herbers

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    • 5.0 • 46 Ratings

Soccer, life in the US, and everything in between. Germans, Julian Gressel (DC United) and Fabian Herbers (Chicago Fire), first competitors now friends, share their weekly experiences on and off the field as they manage their way through the Major League Soccer season. Get an inside perspective of their personal lives, cultural challenges, and their German view of the beautiful game - pragmatic, honest & direct.

    Challenge Complete

    Challenge Complete

    Zee Pod Challenge was successfully completed as Jules recorded in his newest addition to the jersey collection - a Higuaín jersey. We talk about the unnecessary Fire loss to Cincinnati and DCU’s comeback tie in Miami as well as discuss the signings of young homegrown players vs. going to college. We also finish off the Bundesliga season with a little discussion about how and if Bayern should replace Lewandowski this year. Fabi is certainly licking his chops already as a Dortmund fan for next season.

    • 45 min
    Set Piece Secrets

    Set Piece Secrets

    In this week‘s episode we have a special corner talk with Julian. The DC players reveals the set piece secrets that lead his team to goals & wins. The Fire player meanwhile is back on the field, but could not help his team get a result in Atlanta.  We also cover whether we think that artificial turf is the reason why Atlanta United’s Miles Robinson ruptured his achilles in tendon. Is Carlo Ancelotti a Master Mind? Fabi certainly doesn’t think so as he rants about Real Madrid‘s move into the UEFA CL final. Lastly, congrats to Seattle, Frankfurt, and Schalke. All amazing stories in their own ways. 

    • 45 min
    Ice Cream & Injection

    Ice Cream & Injection

    Today’s episode is probably the most unprepared to date. Fabi has just landed from a day trip to Philly because of his injury and Julian is eating his sorrows from the last game with some (healthy) ice cream. We obviously talk about the Fire and DC United games that lead to both teams finding themselves at the bottom of the Easter conference table after this weeks MLS action. There is a a clear winner of the week, however, in Nashville SC. They opened a brand new stadium and signed their 2 best players to long term contract extensions, pretttttyyyyy good!

    • 30 min
    Fan Boycott

    Fan Boycott

    With the 50th episode we complete (not counting episode 0 or emergency pod) we have completed the half century. A frustrating week from Chicago with Fabi not making much progress with his injury, and the Fire losing in Open Cup as well as in MLS play. DC ended their losing streak with Taxi delivering in a strong 45 minutes. DC Fans however boycotted the game and we hear from a DCU supporters perspective (shoutout to Doug our producer!!!). Lastly, we cover Bayern coming to DC, and winning the 10th championship in a row for them.

    • 43 min
    DCU fires Hernán Losada

    DCU fires Hernán Losada

    The first ever Zee Soccer Pod Emergency Episode is here as DC United fired their coach Hernán Losada. Fabi is getting all the inside scoops from Julian in regards to what transpired leading up to the decision to let Losada go. He’ll also get an outlook on what the Chad Ashton era could look like in the coming weeks and months of the season.

    • 23 min
    From First to Last

    From First to Last

    Happy easter! 🐣 This week we cover DC’s losing streak as well as the Fire’s 4th 0:0 of the season. Fabi gives an injury update and expresses his frustration. On positive note though Jules contributed to Zee Soccer Fund with his first two assist of the season.  Miami surprisingly won in a cross-country matchup in Seattle (secret tip: put your money on Inter when Higuain is not playing!!).  We talk about how it is probably a blessing for the Earthquakes to part ways with Matias Almeyda after many losing seasons.  Lastly, we discuss an interesting quote from Chicago Fire owner Joe Masueto regarding decentralization in money allocation for MLS teams. 

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

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so fun

love their banter

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Ausgezeichnet

These guys have great chemistry as hosts and their perspective as international players in MLS is really interesting. They also donate money to charity based on their performance on the field which is a classy touch.

The1985Tim ,

Fun and insightful

These guys are fun to listen to, but even more so, as a fan of MLS and Chicago Fire, it’s insightful to hear some of the “behind the scenes” details of life as a pro player.

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