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Grant Wahl, one of the world’s leading soccer journalists, shares his thoughts on the sport and interviews the biggest names and the most fascinating figures in the game.

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Grant Wahl, one of the world’s leading soccer journalists, shares his thoughts on the sport and interviews the biggest names and the most fascinating figures in the game.

grantwahl.substack.com

    US/Iran Preview On and Off The Pitch + World Cup Weekend Recap

    US/Iran Preview On and Off The Pitch + World Cup Weekend Recap

    On this episode, Grant and Chris Wittyngham look back on the weekend at the World Cup and look ahead to the United States' game against Iran on Tuesday. We discuss how the USMNT should line up, how they approach needing to win, and the issues between US Soccer and Iran. Then, we discuss Grant's day at Germany-Spain, Mexico's struggles, and Canada being knocked out of the tournament by Croatia.
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    • 38 min
    USA Draws England 0-0. Were They The Better Team?

    USA Draws England 0-0. Were They The Better Team?

    On this episode, Grant and Chris Wittyngham break down all of the talking points from the US Men's National Team's 0-0 draw with England at the World Cup. How good of a performance was this? Did Gregg Berhalter get the major decisions right? How strong is their chance to get out of the group? Those questions and more discussed.
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    • 31 min
    Upset Defeats For Argentina/Germany, USA-England Preview + Devin L'Amoreaux

    Upset Defeats For Argentina/Germany, USA-England Preview + Devin L'Amoreaux

    On this episode, Grant and Chris Wittyngham break down the biggest games from the last 2 days of action at the World Cup including Japan and Saudi Arabia upsetting Germany and Saudi Arabia, Mexico drawing 0-0 with Poland, and a look ahead to USA-England on Friday. Then, Grant interviews Devin L'Amoreaux, a rising-star soccer photographer and former University of South Carolina player who embedded for an extended time with Weston McKennie in Italy. L'Amoreaux tells the story of how he got into photography, how he builds relationships with players and how he's approaching his work shooting games in Qatar at the World Cup.
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    • 1 hr 54 min
    USMNT Draw Wales 1-1 in World Cup Opener + Grant's Experience With Qatar Security

    USMNT Draw Wales 1-1 in World Cup Opener + Grant's Experience With Qatar Security

    On this episode, Grant and Chris Wittyngham break down the United States' World Cup opener. Was this a good result? How does this game portend for the US getting out of the group? And what happened when Grant was confronted by World Cup security in Qatar? Those questions and more answered.
    Check out Grant's written work from this World Cup on his website.
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    • 35 min
    World Cup Opener Reaction, USA-Wales Preview + Adam Elder

    World Cup Opener Reaction, USA-Wales Preview + Adam Elder

    On this episode, Grant and Chris Wittyngham discuss Ecuador's opening night win over Qatar to open the World Cup, the bizarre scenes in and around the curtain raiser, and look ahead to the opening game for the USMNT against Wales tomorrow afternoon. Then, Grant talks to Adam Elder, author of the book "New Kids in the World Cup" on the 1990 US team that qualified for their first World Cup in 40 years.
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    • 58 min
    Grant Reports From Qatar, World Cup Predictions + Juan Pablo Angel/Neel Shah

    Grant Reports From Qatar, World Cup Predictions + Juan Pablo Angel/Neel Shah

    On this episode, Grant discusses what the scene is like in Qatar a few days ahead of the World Cup, some of the worrying issues already happening with the nation and the media, and Chris Wittyngham joins to look preview the tournament and give their thoughts for what is going to happen. Then, former Aston Villa and Colombia player and current Telemundo analyst Juan Pablo Angel joins to talk about his new podcast "My Favorite Futbolista" and author Neel Shah joins to discuss his new book Awakening The Blue Tigers: India's Quest For Football's Holy Grail about India's search to become a football power.
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    • 1 hr 24 min

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