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The FC crew discuss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's new three-year contract with Manchester United and wonder if Lionel Messi will be able to play for Barcelona when the season kicks off next month. Plus, the U.S. Women's National Team rebound from their disastrous Olympic opener with a convincing 6-1 win over New Zealand.
The FC crew discuss Barcelona's dire financial situation as they try to offload players to fit additions like Memphis Depay and Lionel Messi's return. Jadon Sancho completes his move to Manchester United, but what are the expectations in his first season in the Premier League? Plus, where will Harry Kane be next season?
On Thursday’s episode of Futbol Americas, Sebi and Herc recap the USWNT’s stunning loss to Sweden at the Tokyo Olympics. Is it time to panic for the USWNT? Then, the guys discuss Mexico’s dominant victory over France in their Olympic opener and what it means for their medal chances going forward. Later, the guys preview Gold Cup quarterfinals between U.S. and Jamaica, and Mexico and Honduras. Jamaican star Leon Bailey stops by to discuss Jamaica’s chances vs. the USMNT. Finally Mauricio Pedroza ...more
The FC crew discuss the use of VAR at EURO 2020 and if the Premier League can deploy a similar approach next season. Paul Pogba's future at Manchester United is in doubt after being linked with PSG. Plus, should players be participating in two international tournaments this same summer?
The FC crew discuss Harry Kane and Timo Werner's futures as reports continue that they want to leave their respective London clubs. What's next for the U.S. Women's National Team after their shock defeat to Sweden? And can Liverpool compete for the Premier League title this season?
The FC crew discuss Barcelona’s salary cap issues with Memphis Depay in training but not being able to register and Antoine Griezmann’s future in doubt. Plus, 2-time FIFA Women’s World Cup winner, Ali Krieger, gives her thoughts on the United States’ chances in this year’s Olympics.
On this week's pod, we discuss the USMNT's performance in the group stage, Gabriel Heinze getting the sack in Atlanta and Wayne Bridge's disgust over Roberto Mancini's success. Plus, an Olympic preview for the US Women.
On Monday’s episode of Futbol Americas, Sebi and Herc recap the USMNT and Mexico’s narrow victories over Canada and El Salvador, respectively. Then, Hugo Pérez, coach of the El Salvador National Team joins the show to talk about his team’s performance at the Gold Cup. Then, the guys discuss the return of Raúl Jiménez with Wolves. What does this mean for his future? Later, Herc and Sebi analyze the weekend that was MLS in the segment “The Good, Bad and Ugly”. Finally, the guys preview the Olympic...more
The FC crew discuss the latest on Erling Haaland's potential move to Chelsea and argue if the striker is exactly what the Blues are missing. Plus, the guys analyze Man United's moves in the transfer market and break down FIFA's statement about possible major rule changes.
The FC crew discuss FIFA's proposed changes to the game of football that are being trialed at a youth tournament and debate whether the game should implement these controversial new rules. Plus, Luis Garcia joins the show to preview Barcelona and Real Madrid's upcoming seasons, and the former Liverpool man gives his take on seeing his old boss join Everton this season.
The FC crew discuss the latest transfer news as Manchester United close in on a move for Raphael Varane. But will it be enough to overtake a Manchester City team linked with Harry Kane and Jack Grealish? Plus, they react to Germany's Olympic team walking off the pitch after one of their players was allegedly racially abused by Honduras.
The FC crew discuss the possibility of Kylian Mbappe moving on from PSG in order to achieve the status of being one of the best ever. Plus, Antoine Griezmann questions the fairness of a potential swap deal back to Atletico Madrid, and UEFA defend their referees' decision to award Raheem Sterling a controversial penalty in England's EURO 2020 semifinal against Denmark.
On Thursday’s episode of Futbol Americas, Sebi and Herc analyze which USMNT players fans want & don't want to see in the team. Then, the guys are joined by Ricardo Ortiz who sat down with Shaq Moore to discuss the USMNT and his career at club level. Later, John Sutcliffe joins the show to discuss the state of the Mexican National Team after their victory over Guatemala. Finally, Kathleen McNamee joins the show to preview the Tokyo Olympics.
The FC crew discuss the possibility of Robert Lewandowski joining Manchester City this summer as well as the chances of Erling Haaland heading to Chelsea. Meanwhile, Gianluigi Donnarumma heads to PSG but Julien Laurens explains why the club might not be done with their transfers yet. Plus, Lionel Messi's reported new deal with Barcelona means more moves must be made to solve their financial woes.
Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens are joined by Nedum Onuoha to decide the Gab and Juls XI of the tournament, player of the tournament and much more. The guys also discuss Lionel Messi’s latest contract offer at Barcelona, which player could replace Gini Wijnaldum at Liverpool and why Florentino Perez is in hot water.
The boys discuss Lionel Messi's new contract and what it means for Barcelona. Plus, our initial impressions of the US Men's Gold Cup and putting a bow around what was an incredibly entertaining European Championships.
The FC crew discuss reports of Lionel Messi signing a new deal with Barcelona and all the dominoes that may fall for the club. The crew also react to leaked audio from Florentino Perez which labeled Cristiano Ronaldo an "imbecile" back in 2012. Plus, Raphael Benitez defending comments of Everton being a "small club," the potential for a Maradona Cup between Italy and Argentina, and Extra Time.
The FC crew look back at Gareth Southgate's penalty kick decisions in the final of EURO 2020 and question if it was the right call. Plus, the guys review the team of the tournament, biggest flops and Jan Aage Fjortoft gives some updates on Erling Haaland's future at Borussia Dortmund.
On Monday’s episode of Futbol Americas, Sebi and Herc discuss Chucky Lozano’s injury and how it will impact El Tri going forward. Then, the guys recap USMNT’s victory over Trinidad & Tobago in Gold Cup. Did Gregg Berhalter choose the right Starting XI? Later, the guys dive into the two finals from over the weekend. First, the Euro final between Italy and England – did Gareth Southgate cost England the title? Finally, Copa América final between Argentina and Brazil. Is Messi the GOAT? And did...more
The FC crew debate whether Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford were adequately prepared to take their penalties against Italy and discuss whether Gareth Southgate put his players in the best position to succeed. Plus, the nation of Italy rejoices in their EURO 2020 triumph, and Lionel Messi finally lifts the weight of not winning with Argentina off his shoulders.
Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens are joined by Stewart Robson to discuss Italy's victory on penalties in the final of EURO 2020 against England and how Roberto Mancini out-managed Gareth Southgate in critical moments of the final. The guys also praise Lionel Messi and Argentina after their Copa America Final victory against Brazil, and debate whether Antoine Griezmann has a future at Barcelona.
Just 3 years after failing to qualify for the World Cup, Italy are back on top as they defeat England in the 2020 Euro Final. The boys discuss all of the drama , all the decisions and all of the heroes from this memorable match. Plus, joy for Messi, fans running wild and Gold Cup analysis.
The FC crew recap a dramatic EURO 2020 Final which saw Italy upset England after penalties in Wembley Stadium. The panel also debate how much blame Gareth Southgate should get for his penalty taker selection. Plus, Lionel Messi wins his long-awaited first trophy with Argentina.
The FC crew reflect on the legendary life of Paul Mariner after he passed away on Friday night at the age of 68. The boys also preview the EURO final and explain why England are under more pressure than Italy. Plus, Mark Clattenburg stops by to discuss England's controversial penalty against Denmark, how to combat time wasting tactics and more.
The FC crew look ahead to the Copa America final between Argentina and Brazil, and discuss whether Lionel Messi can finally push his national team over the threshold to win a major trophy. Plus, Gab Marcotti reveals his Best XI between England and Italy, and the panel nd debate which side has the quality and depth to win it all in the EURO 2020 final.
On Thursday’s episode of Futbol Americas, Sebi and Herc recap the good, the bad and the ugly from all the midweek action in MLS. Then the guys discuss what’s at stake at the tournament for USA and Mexico. Later, ESPN analyst Matteo Bonetti joins the show to preview the Euro 2020 final between England and Italy. Finally, Sebi and Herc give their picks for the Copa América final between Brazil and Argentina.
The FC crew discuss the controversy surrounding the Raheem Sterling penalty that's sending England to the EURO 2020 final against Italy. They look forward to Lionel Messi's chance for an international trophy as Argentina take on Neymar's Brazil in the Copa America final. Plus, Diego Simeone extends his contract at Atletico Madrid, Didier Deschamps is staying with France, and Jose Mourinho explains his successes and failures.
In a special episode at Wembley stadium, Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens break down the incredible semifinal wins for Italy and England. They also look ahead to the final and wonder how each side will approach the game. Plus, they discuss the Copa America, Manchester United transfer rumors and Mario Balotelli’s return to top flight football.
Football is now one match away from actually coming home. The boys discuss England's extra time win over Denmark and Italy's dramatic penalty shootout triumph over Spain.
The FC crew discuss England's return to a major tournament final after their controversial extra-time win over Denmark. Plus, Lionel Messi is one step closer to an international trophy after Argentina eliminated Colombia in the Copa America semifinals.
The FC crew react to a thrilling EURO semifinal which saw Italy outlast Spain on penalties to punch their ticket to the final on Sunday. Plus, a look ahead to England's clash with Denmark as the boys try to decipher England's best lineup. Julien Laurens also joins the show to detail Neymar's brilliance for Brazil, Hakimi joining PSG and the latest news on Sergio Ramos' future.
On Monday’s episode of Futbol Americas, Sebi and Herc recap the MLS matchweek in the segment “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly”. Later, Judy Foudy joins the show to discuss the USWNT as they prepare for Tokyo. Finally, the guys discuss the state of the Mexican National Team after their game against Nigeria where Funes Mori made his debut with el Tri.
The FC crew begin their full EURO 2020 semifinal preview by looking at whether Spain can finally connect their attack against a stingy Italian back line. The panel then analyze whether the hype surrounding England is putting too much pressure on the squad, and who Gareth Southgate will select for a pivotal match-up against Denmark.
Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens look back on the quarterfinals at Euro 2020 before making their semifinal predictions. Plus, they discuss Jadon Sancho's move to Manchester United, Cristiano Ronaldo's future and Patrick Vieira's return to the Premier League as Crystal Palace manager.
The FC crew dive into the details of Lionel Messi's future and whether he will return to Barcelona next season. Plus, Kylian Mbappe's contract situation at PSG continues to linger on, while Cristiano Ronaldo's future at Juventus is still uncertain.
The boys celebrate their 4th of July holiday the way all Americans do... by getting together and talking about the European Championships. England's "good old days" are now, Denmark's run continues, Spain squeak by and Italy end a golden era.
The FC crew discuss England's brilliant display against Ukraine in the EURO 2020 quarterfinals and debate England's chances of bringing it home. Plus, Denmark's dream EURO run continues with another solid display, the EURO semifinals are previewed, and the panel pokes fun at Ciro Immobile's antics against Belgium.
Steve McManaman joins the FC crew recap two nail-biting EURO 2020 quarterfinals, beginning with Italy's thrilling victory over Belgium and rounding up with Spain's close call against Switzerland. Plus, Macca recalls his time at Real Madrid during the Galacticos era, while the panel discusses whether Bale can find success again at Real Madrid.
On Thursday’s episode of Futbol Americas, Sebi and Herc analyze the official USMNT Gold Cup roster and discuss whether the U.S. is sending their "B-Team" to the tournament. Later, ESPN Reporter John Sutcliffe joins the show to discuss Mexico's Gold Cup roster and the latest regarding Chicharito's relationship with the national team. Finally, the guys give betting advice for the quarterfinals of EURO 2020 before counting down the Top 5 of the MLS Season so far.
The FC crew discuss what Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane's impact at PSG and Manchester United will be after Real Madrid's two central defenders are set to move this summer. Plus, they look forward to Friday's EURO 2020 quarterfinal matches and wonder how much Belgium will miss Eden Hazard against Italy.
The FC crew look back at the most memorable moments from the round of 16 of EURO 2020 and discuss the fallout from France's elimination to Switzerland. Tottenham and Everton appoint Nuno Espirito Santo and Rafa Benitez as their managers, respectively. And does Jadon Sancho make Manchester United contenders in the Premier League?
Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens discuss England’s thrilling 2-0 win vs. Germany at a rocking Wembley Stadium and ask whether this is the year England finally win another major tournament. They also dissect France’s shock exit against Switzerland and what's next to come for Les Bleus. Plus the break down Spain’s dramatic win vs. Croatia and look ahead to the Euro 2020 quarterfinals.
So many things... so so many things... a couple shocking comebacks, an upset for the ages, a horror own goal, football returning home to its modest split level in the suburbs... The round of 16 at Euro 2020 was as memorable as it gets and we dive into all of it.
The FC crew break down England's win over Germany and question whether some of Gareth Southgate's decisions will be England's downfall. Ukraine will face the Three Lions in the quarterfinals after a dramatic 2-1 win over Sweden. Plus, who was at fault for France's embarrassing loss to Switzerland?
On Monday’s episode of Futbol Americas, Sebi and Herc go through the good, the bad and the ugly from all of the weekend action in MLS. Topics include the rising crop of teenagers in MLS and Nani’s MVP run for Orlando City. Later, the guys check in on Chicharito’s national team prospects after the Mexican Striker scored another brace for Galaxy. This leads to Herc’s current ranking of Mexican strikers! Finally, the guys discuss the new documentary “LFG” that tells the story of the USWNT’s continu...more
The FC crew discuss France's shocking elimination to Switzerland on penalties after Kylian Mbappe's decisive miss from the spot. After Spain's chaotic 8-goal win over Croatia, are they one of the favorites to win EURO 2020? And can England make history against Germany?
Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens discuss Portugal’s exit from EURO 2020 after their 1-0 defeat to Belgium. Plus, they preview England-Germany, discuss Netherlands’ surprise exit and talk about Erling Haaland’s holiday.
The FC crew discuss Belgium's 1-0 victory over Portugal and question how much Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard's injuries will affect the Red Devils chances of beating Italy Plus, the guys break down Czech Republic's upset of the Netherlands and argue who is to blame for the loss.
The FC crew discuss the first day of the EURO Round of 16 which saw Italy pushed to extra time against Austria before Federico Chiesa broke through to send them to the quarterfinals. Meanwhile, Denmark's fairytale run continues after a dominating win against Wales. Plus, Julien Laurens gives the latest transfer news on Kylian Mbappe and why a Manchester United makeover may be on the horizon.
The FC crew analyze the news coming out of England that Manchester City are preparing to make big money moves for Jack Grealish and Harry Kane this summer. Plus, Alessandro Del Piero joins to break down Italy's chances of going all the way in EURO 2020, while Spain may face some bumps in their quest to be EURO champions.
On Thursday’s episode of Futbol Americas, Sebi Salazar is joined by Alejandro Moreno to recap the good, the bad and the ugly from all of the midweek MLS action. Then, Julie Foudy joins the show to discuss the USWNT Olympic roster plus who she thinks is the biggest snub. Later, USL President Jake Edwards joins the show to discuss the status of the league after the MLS announcement of its new developmental league. Finally, Mauricio Pedroza joins the show to discuss Chicharito’s continued hot strea...more
The FC crew ask whether England should be favorites against Germany in the round of 16 and which teams are favorites to win the tournament now that the knockout stage is set. Plus, Pablo Zabaleta joins the show to discuss Lionel Messi's future with Barcelona, the importance for him to win Copa America, and Manchester City's season.
Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens look ahead to the knockout stage of the EURO 2020 tournament and preview England facing Germany at Wembley and Belgium taking on Portugal in Seville. The guys also share their Best XI of the tournament so far and ask whether the time is now right for Jadon Sancho to move to Manchester United.
The FC crew break down a dramatic final day in the EURO 2020 group stage, where questionable refereeing decisions tainted France and Portugal's battle, and Germany barely escape after a late goal from Leon Goretzka. Plus, Manchester United and PSG prepare to swoop in for some Real Madrid stars.
The boys are back in the studio recapping a thrilling few days to round out the group stage of Euro 2020. England get it done, Germany hang on and Spain power through. Plus, we examine a lopsided knockout stage bracket and pick our most interesting matchups.
The FC crew discuss England's win over the Czech Republic to finish top of Group D and Luka Modric's brilliance to send Scotland out of the tournament. Plus, they ask if Portugal and Spain will advance on the final day of the group stage.
On Monday’s episode of Futbol Americas, MLS is back and Mau and Herc are here to recap the good, the bad and the ugly from the weekend action. Later, ESPN.com writer Samuel Marsden joins the show to talk about Konrad de la Fuente's transfer from Barcelona to Marseille and Antoine Griezmann's plans to play in the MLS. Finally, Sebi Salazar joins the show to talk about MLS plans to launch a new developmental league. What does it mean for the future of U.S. Soccer?
The FC crew discuss Denmark's remarkable performance to advance to the round of 16 of EURO 2020. Romelu Lukaku leads Belgium to the top of Group B and the Netherlands finish the group stage perfect. Plus, would Sergio Ramos help Manchester United challenge for the Premier League title next season?
Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens break down Joachim Low's tactics and Portugal's shortcomings in Germany's 4-2 win. They also talk about France’s surprise draw in Hungary, England's poor performance against Scotland and Tottenham's ongoing search for a new manager.
The FC crew review Italy's dominance in Group A and debate how far this Azzuri squad can go in EURO 2020. Meanwhile, Shaqiri's stock continues to rise for a summer transfer after a strong performance for Switzerland. Plus, the guys figure out where Spurs should be looking for their next manager.
The FC crew look back at Germany's thrilling 4-2 win over Portugal and ask if Cristiano Ronaldo's side might not qualify for the knockout stage. Plus, what went wrong for France in their draw against Hungary? And how much trouble are Spain in after failing to win their first two matches in the group stage?
The FC crew discuss England's abysmal showing in their 0-0 draw vs Scotland and how the players will handle the scrutiny following their performance. Plus, what are Germany's chances against Portugal? And can Luis Enrique find the key to give Spain's offense a spark against Poland? Plus, Neymar closes in on Pele's Brazil goalscoring record.
On Thursday’s episode of Futbol Americas, Mau and Herc are joined by Julie Foudy to talk about the USWNT’s victory over Nigeria and lingering roster questions heading into the Tokyo Olympics. Then, ESPN FC correspondent Julien Laurens joins the show to talk about French International Florian Thauvin’s move to Liga MX and Andre-Pierre Gignac chances of making the French Olympic roster. Finally, Sebi joins the show to talk about two anniversaries: USMNT’s 2002 World Cup victory over Mexico and Mex...more
The FC crew discuss Belgium's comeback win over Denmark lead by Kevin De Bruyne's suber-sub performance. Despite all of the criticism surrounding Frank de Boer, Holland top Group C with a win over Austria. Plus, what's next for Sergio Ramos after his departure from Real Madrid? And can Scotland upset England?
Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens discuss France’s win vs. Germany where Paul Pogba put in a brilliant display and analyze why questions still exist over his performances at Manchester United. The guys also dive into Italy’s performances so far at EURO 2020 after they became the first side to qualify for the Round of 16. Plus, they discuss Portugal’s demolition of Hungary and Cristiano Ronaldo’s apparent dislike for soft drinks. All that and much more on the Gab and Juls show.
Sid Lowe joins the FC crew to discuss the massive news of Sergio Ramos deciding to leave Real Madrid after 16 triumphant seasons at the club and predict where he might go next. Plus, Italy's strong performance against Switzerland vaults them into the conversation of being EURO favorites, and Gareth Bale puts in a brilliant display against Wales.
On this week's pod, the boys examine France's 1-0 win over Germany, Gareth Southgate's decision making and Patrick Schick's center-circle stunner. Plus, @jwkokborg of BT Sport in Copenhagen joins to discuss the latest regarding Christian Eriksen.
The FC crew discuss France’s dominating win over Germany and Cristiano Ronaldo setting a European Championship scoring record as Portugal beat Hungary. Plus, Jürgen Klinsmann reminisces on his EURO 1996 win and the crew discuss Argentina’s Copa America match versus Chile.
On Monday’s episode of Futbol Americas, Mau and Herc recap Mexico’s disappointing result vs. Honduras and play an all-Mexico edition of “Stock Up or Stock Down”. Later, Herculez Gomez sits down with Liga MX President Mikel Arriola to discuss how the league is dealing with anti-gay chants in their stadiums. Finally, Sebastian Salazar joins the show to discuss USWNT’s dominant performance vs. Jamaica and where USWNT legend Carli Lloyd fits on the current team.
The FC crew discuss Spain’s scoreless draw in their EURO 2020 opener against Sweden and Patrik Schick’s amazing goal in the Czech Republic’s win over Scotland. Plus, they ask if Germany have a chance against the defending World Cup champions, France. Lastly, Brazil open their Copa America account with a decisive win over Venezuela.
Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens discuss Gareth Southgate’s team selection and England’s performance in their 1-0 win against Croatia. Plus, they look back at Holland’s exciting 3-2 win over Ukraine, Belgium's dominant performance against Russia and the traumatic events surrounding Christian Eriksen in Denmark's opener.
The FC crew discuss England's tense victory over Croatia and question if Gareth Southgate made the correct lineup decisions for the Three Lions. Plus, the guys discuss the Netherlands' crazy 3-2 victory over Ukraine and Austria's dominant win over North Macedonia.
The FC crew reflect on the impact and reaction to Christian Eriksen collapsing on field during Denmark and Finland's opening EURO 2020 match. Plus, the guys break down Romelu Lukaku's dazzling performance as Belgium cruised past Russia and discuss updates on the upcoming Copa America tournament.
The FC crew recap the opening match of EURO 2020, where Italy put in an emphatic performance against a disappointing Turkey. Plus, England's chances of defeating Croatia, and who their starting XI will be, are analyzed. And Jadon Sancho's potential move to Manchester United gains steam.
On Thursday’s episode of Futbol Americas, Sebi and Herc recap the USMNT international friendly vs. Costa Rica where they rate individual performances in the segment Stock Up, Stock Down. Later, Herc talks to MLS Commissioner Don Garber about a variety of topics, including the MLS-Liga MX All-Star game. Later, the guys discuss the National Soccer Hall of Fame class of 2021 inductees.
Never has “better late than never” meant so much to so many. That’s because the 2020 Euros - aka the UEFA European Championship - kicks off today after a year’s delay due to the pandemic. It’s a tournament that consumes the continent and combines high drama on the pitch with real-world geopolitical stakes off of it. Coming off their World Cup victory in 2018, France are heavy favorites, but can they survive the “Group of Death” with rival Germany and reigning champs Portugal? Sam Borden joins us...more
The FC crew preview the EURO 2020 tournament and wonder if anyone will be able to topple France the top of international football. Plus, Alessandro Del Piero walks down memory lane to relive the events of EURO 2000 which saw David Trezeguet score the golden goal for France to defeat his own Italian side. Also, Kasey Keller stops by to discuss the United States win over Costa Rica and why it could be a turning point for this young US side.
Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens look ahead to the beginning of EURO 2020 and ask whether France will dominate despite their tough group, if England can finish top of Group D and why Sweden could do better than some would expect.
The FC crew discuss the news that Tottenham are linked to hiring former Roma manager, Paulo Fonseca, and debate whether it's a smart idea after Jose Mourinho ended up at the Serie A side. Plus, the battle for France's starting striker heats up between Olivier Giroud and Karim Benzema, Spain face COVID woes that could harm their tournament, and some EURO 2020 predictions from the crew.
The boys are back for Part 2 of their UEFA Euro 2020 Group Previews with groups D, E and F. Are England worthy of the hype? Is Spain's next generation ready to go? Have we ever seen anything like Group F??? All that and more!
The FC crew discuss the recent transfer news surrounding PSG as they close in on signing Wijnaldum and Donnarumma. Karim Benzema leaves France's friendly with a knock while his replacement, Olivier Giroud, scores twice against Bulgaria. Plus, where will Erling Haaland play next season?
Sebi and Herc recap the CONCACAF Nations League Final where USA defeated Mexico to win the 1st ever edition of the tournament. Later, Taylor Twellman joins the show to give the US perspective and discuss whether the USMNT has overtaken Mexico as the giant of CONCACAF. Later, ESPN Deportes’ Mauricio Pedroza joins the show to talk about who is most to blame for the loss and which team is better positioned for the future.
The FC crew discuss the USMNT's dramatic win over Mexico to win the Concacaf Nations League. Jack Grealish is linked with a move to Manchester City and Gianluigi Donnarumma is reportedly close to signing with PSG. Plus, did Kevin De Bruyne deserve to win PFA Player of the Year?
Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens look ahead to EURO 2020 and ask whether this is the last chance for Belgium's golden generation. Assistant Executive Director of External Affairs of the NFL's Player Association, George Atallah, joins the guys as well for an in-depth discussion over player power in the NFL compared to European football.
NEW @COsoccerpod: The CONCACAF Nations League final had a little bit of everything - goals, controversies, fans invading the TV booth... And in the end, it also had an EPIC @USMNT win. The boys react straightaway to an amazing night in Denver.
The FC crew discuss England and Belgium's chances at the upcoming EURO 2020 tournament and why the Netherlands might be in trouble with De Boer's formation. Plus Jurgen Klinsmann details the current coaching search at Tottenham and why the top priority needs to be keeping Harry Kane at the club. The boys also take a walk down memory lane to remember the brilliance of Marco van Basten's 1988 EURO final goal.
The FC crew discuss Tottenham's coaching search as talks stall with Antonio Conte and round up some of the bigger transfer rumors with Jadon Sancho and Gianluigi Donnarumma. Plus, Brazil continues to dominate in World Cup Qualifying but Alejandro Moreno explains why the upcoming Copa America is very much in doubt. The boys also take a look back at Portugal's Euro 2016 win and what it's meant for Cristiano Ronaldo's legacy.
The FC crew discuss where the USMNT could improve after their stale 1-0 victory over Honduras and whether it would be enough to propel them over Mexico in the CONCACAF Nations League Final. Plus, Spain and Portugal go through the motions, and Italy look a complete side in their respective EURO warmups.
On Thursday’s episode of Futbol Americas, Herc and Mau preview the CONCACAF Nations League semifinals between Honduras-USA & Mexico-Costa Rica. Who is under more pressure to win it all? Then, the guys are joined by ESPN reporter Jeff Carlisle to discuss Tyler Adams’ back injury and the latest news around the MLS. Later, the guys are joined by USWNT legend Julie Foudy to talk about Sam Mewis and Rose Lavelle’s return to NWSL. Finally, ESPN reporter John Sutcliffe joins the show live from Denv...more
It's a bonus pod as the boys provide instant reaction to the US Men's 1-0 win over Honduras. What matters more: performance or result? What were the positives? What were the negatives. We get into all of it...
The FC crew break down Tottenham's pursuit of Antonio Conte as their next manager and question if the match between the pair will work. Plus, the guys discuss Barcelona confirming Ronald Koeman will stay as Barcelona manager next season, Sergio Aguero's family accusing Pep Guardiola of faking tears and the final Shaka's Power Rankings of the season.
Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens discuss Real Madrid's decision to appoint Carlo Ancelotti as manager after the departure of Zinedine Zidane. They also look ahead to Euro 2020 and discuss the possibility of Antonio Conte taking the job at Tottenham Hotspur. All that and much more on The Gab and Juls Show!
The FC crew debate whether or not Antonio Conte is a fit at Tottenham after reports list him as the favorite to take over the North London club and breakdown Karim Benzema and Thomas Muller's return to international football. Plus, they look back at Panenka's memorable penalty to win EURO 1976 and Greece's historic win in EURO 2004.
Chelsea are champions of Europe, Ancelotti takes over in Madrid, Aguero heads to Barca, the US fall to Switzerland... and oh yeah, it's also our 2020-21 EPL Devundling Award Spectacular (at the 1:02:00 mark)!
The FC crew discuss Real Madrid's surprise appointment of Carlo Ancelotti and debate how well the Italian will do in his return to the Bernabeu. Plus, Gareth Southgate's hotly anticipated England squad is revealed; how much did he get it right? And the guys reminisce on Paul Gascoigne's goal vs Scotland in the EURO 1996 group stage.
On Monday’s episode of Futbol Americas, Herc and Sebi recap Christian Pulisic’s performance in the Champions League Final and discuss what this feat means for fans of US Soccer. Then, the guys recap the U.S. and Mexico international friendlies against Switzerland and Iceland, respectively. Later, the Liga MX Final between Cruz Azul and Santos Laguna is analyzed, including the controversial goal scored by “La Maquina”. Finally, the guys give their thoughts on the women’s weekend soccer action acr...more
The FC crew are joined by Sid Lowe to break down Zinedine Zidane's harsh comments towards the Real Madrid hierarchy and Barcelona's confusing transfer tactics without yet having signed a manager for next season. Plus, fallout from Kevin De Bruyne's eye injury during the UCL final, and looking back at Spain's completion of the 3-peat by winning EURO 2012.
Nedum Onuoha joins Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens to break down Chelsea's win over Manchester City in the all-English Champions Leaugue final. Plus, what do they make of Zinedine Zidane's Real Madrid exit and Max Allegri's return to Juventus.
The FC crew discuss Pep Guardiola's squad selection and whether he should receive the majority of the blame for Man City's poor performance in the UCL final. Plus, the guys remark on Christian Pulisic's impact in American soccer and more changes appear to be implemented to the Champions League format.
The FC crew discuss how Chelsea earned their Champions League win over Manchester City and explain where it all went wrong for Pep Guardiola. Plus, the boys wonder if N'Golo Kanté is the best midfielder in the world.
Martin Ainstein joins the FC crew from Portugal to preview the Champions League Final as the boys wonder if a title is more important to Manchester City or Chelsea. Gab Marcotti also joins the show to explain why Juventus brought back Massimiliano Allegri after sacking Andrea Pirlo and to provide the latest on Harry Kane's future at Tottenham.
On Thursday’s episode of Futbol Americas, Herc and Sebi preview the Champions League Final and discuss what this game means for US Soccer. Then, the guys are joined by USWNT legend Julie Foudy to talk Alex Morgan’s hot start in NWSL and the roster announcement for USWNT training camp. Later, noted Cruz Azul fan Sergio Dipp joins the show to recap Cruz Azul’s tortured history and preview their Liga MX Final matchup vs. Santos Laguna. Finally, the guys preview the upcoming friendlies for US and Me...more
The FC crew discuss all of the coaching changes around European's top teams including reports that Max Allegri will replace Andrea Pirlo at Juventus and Simone Inzaghi will take charge of Inter after Antonio Conte left the Serie A champions. Plus, who will replace Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid? And have Manchester United improved under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer?
Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens ask if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was at fault for Manchester United’s Europa League final defeat against Villarreal. Stewart Robson also joins the guys to look ahead to the Champions League final and ask whether Pep Guardiola will surprise people with his squad selection. The guys also break down Zinedine Zidane’s exit from Real Madrid, Antonio Conte’s departure from Inter Milan and wonder if Mauricio Pochettino is really about to leave PSG and return to Tottenham.
The FC crew discuss who was to blame for Manchester United's disappointing loss to Villarreal in the UEFA Europa League final and ask if Man United have actually improved under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Plus, they react to Antonio Conte leaving Inter and reports that Zinedine Zidane is leaving Real Madrid.
The FC crew look ahead to the UEFA Europa League final as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer aims to win his first piece of silverware in charge of Man United against 3-time winner Unai Emery and Villarreal. Plus, the guys discuss Paul Pogba, Dean Henderson and David de Gea's future at Man United and if Trent Alexander Arnold will make England's EURO 2020 roster.
Matteo Bonetti is joined by Nicky Bandini & Mina Rzouki on the last Serie Awesome podcast to discuss the final week of results from Italy. The guys start by reviewing the Champions League race which saw Juventus leapfrog Napoli into fourth place. The group then breakdown some potential transfers and managerial changes that may happen in the summer break. Plus, the team give their thoughts on the Serie A MVP and share their memories from this once in a lifetime season.
On this week's pod, we try to determine whether or not Leicester, Liverpool and Chelsea had good seasons. Plus, Atleti get it over the line, Pep looks for UCL glory and Gregg names his Nations League squad.
On Monday’s episode of Futbol Americas, Herc and Sebi recap all of the action across Europe’s Top 5 leagues including Héctor Herrera winning LaLiga with Atlético Madrid and Chucky Lozano missing out on the Champions League with Napoli. Later, the guys are joined by FIFA Women’s World Cup Champion Tiffany Roberts to talk about the state of U.S. Soccer and expectations heading into the Tokyo Olympics. Finally, they preview the Liga MX final between Cruz Azul & Santos before recapping the good,...more
The FC crew discuss Chelsea qualifying for the Champions League despite their recent slide and wonder if Harry Kane could cure their offensive woes. Plus, why Sergio Ramos was left off the Spain EURO 2020 squad, Robert Lewandowski's greatness and Bayern Munich's continued Bundesliga's dominance, and all the fallout around Cristiano Ronaldo watching Juventus finishing in the top 4 from the bench.
Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens praise Luis Suarez' debut season at LaLiga winners Atletico Madrid and ask whether Zinedine Zidane is ready to leave Real Madrid. The guys also ask whether Chelsea might struggle in the Champions League final after a poor performance on the final day that saw them scrape into the top four.
The FC crew discuss a thrilling final day in the Premier League which saw Liverpool and Chelsea finish ahead of Leicester City and qualify for next season's Champions League. Plus, the guys discuss Juventus and AC Milan finishing Top 4 in Italy and Lille winning the Ligue 1 title for the first time in 10 years.
The FC crew discuss a chaotic finish to the La Liga season which saw Atletico Madrid win the tile for the first time since 2013-14. Plus, the guys break down Robert Lewandowski's record breaking goal and preview the final days of the season for the Premier League and Ligue 1.
The FC crew preview Sunday's final matchday of the Premier League and predict which clubs will finish the season in the Top 4. Plus, the guys discuss Harry Kane's future and Ian Darke gives out his 2020-21 Premier League Best and Worst XIs.
The FC crew discuss the title race in Spain and ask if Atletico Madrid can hold off Real Madrid to win La Liga. Plus, where will Zinedine Zidane, Lionel Messi and Harry Kane be at the beginning of next season?
Matteo Bonetti is joined by Nicky Bandini & Mina Rzouki to discuss the Coppa Italia final between Juventus and Atalanta, review Juve's 3-2 win over Inter Milan and the provide their final predictions for the top four race ahead of the final round of fixtures this weekend.
Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens discuss the Premier League top-4 race as Chelsea, Leicester City & Liverpool all have a chance to secure a Champions League place for next season. Plus, they praise Andrea Pirlo’s Juventus side after winning the Coppa Italia final and ask how Karim Benzema made it back into the France side for EURO 2020.
Lionel Messi shocked the soccer world last year when he announced he wanted to leave Barcelona, the team he’s played for since he was a teenager. Messi’s contract expires at the end of June, and clubs like Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain are poised to make massive offers to the man many consider the greatest player of all time. Sid Lowe has covered Messi for his entire career with Barcelona from inside Spain, and joins the show to take us through how Messi came to this crossroads, the st...more
The FC crew discuss Liverpool's win over Burnley and break down the implications the victory has in the race for a UCL spot. Plus, the guys recap Juventus winning the Coppa Italia, PSG's Coupe de France title victory and what's next for Lionel Messi.
The boys discuss Leicester City's FA Cup triumph, Chelsea quick revenge, Barca's brutal defeat and much much more. Please, a deep dive with author Steven Mandis into concerns within the USMNT setup.
The FC crew discuss Chelsea's thrilling 2-1 victory over Leicester City and argue how the Top 4 will look come the final day of the season on Sunday. Plus, the guys react to Didier Deschamps calling up Karim Benzema for EURO 2020 after a six year absence and reflect on Harry Kane reiterating that he would like to leave Tottenham.
The FC crew discuss the news of Harry Kane requesting to leave Tottenham in the summer and analyze where he might go and the chances of it all happening. Plus, the Premier League top four race goes down to the wire, with Chelsea facing Leicster on Tuesday, and more reaction to Alisson's wonder goal to keep Liverpool in the hunt.
Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens discuss the title race in La Liga, and ask whether rumors about Zinedine Zidane's future at Real Madrid are true. Plus, they praise Leicester City after their historic FA Cup final victory, ask whether Juventus will qualify for the Champions League next season & speculate if Paulo Fonseca will be the next Tottenham manager.
The FC crew discuss Alisson's incredible game winning header as Liverpool defeat West Brom and hang on to their UCL qualification fate. Plus, the guys break down all the drama in the La Liga title race and question if Lille have what it takes to win the Ligue 1 title.
The FC crew discuss Juventus' controversial win over Inter and wonder if Cristiano Ronaldo's side will qualify for the UEFA Champions League. Leicester City lift the FA Cup for the first time over Thomas Tuchel's Chelsea side. Plus, Robert Lewandowski ties Gerd Muller's Bundesliga scoring record.
The FC crew give a complete recap of Saturday's thrilling FA Cup final which saw Leicester City carry home their first FA Cup title in club history. Plus, our team questions where Thomas Tuchel got it wrong for Chelsea and where this leaves their side heading into some critical games down the stretch.
The FC crew discuss Manchester City's entertaining win over Newcastle and whether or not it was a chance for some players to make their case to play in the Champions League final. Should Leicester City and Chelsea prioritize the FA Cup or finishing top 4?
Nedum Onuoha joins The Conversation hosted by Alexis Nunes and Shaka Hislop. Onuoha is a former Premier League defender for Manchester City, QPR and Sunderland before finishing his career in Major League Soccer with Real Salt Lake. He addresses players taking a knee pre-match, how the European Super League outcry needed to be matched by organizations in their fight against racism, why it’s easy to be anonymous as a player and how working in the media has opened his eyes to creating tangible chan...more
Matteo Bonetti, Nicky Bandini and Mina Rzouki examine Juventus' 3-0 loss to AC Milan and discuss the latest twists in the race for the Champions League places. Plus, they debate whether Serie A should have only 18 teams.
The FC crew recap a busy day around the world of football, starting with Liverpool's crucial victory over Manchester United and what it means for their Top 4 hopes. Plus, Real Madrid avoid a stumbling block in their quest for the La Liga title, and Jadon Sancho's superb run of form pushes Dortmund to German Cup title.
Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens discuss Barcelona’s faltering pursuit of the La Liga title as well as Lionel Messi’s future at the club. Plus, they look at Manchester City and Pep Guardiola after the club secured their third Premier League title in four years.
The FC crew discuss Chelsea's unexpected loss to Arsenal and what that means for their chances of finishing top 4 in the Premier League. Atletico Madrid finally retake control of the La Liga title race. Plus, could Ronaldo join Neymar in Paris if Juventus don't qualify for the Champions League?
The FC crew discuss Manchester City winning their third Premier League title in four seasons after Manchester United failed to win. And what does Leicester City's victory mean for Liverpool's chances to qualify for the Champions League? Plus, Barcelona fail to go top of La Liga with a 3-3 draw against Levante.
On this week's pod, we examine the perils of the "Panenka," wonder what happened to Juve and break down Leicester's recent slide. Plus, jumping to MLS conclusions and contemplating a pod "re-brand."
The FC crew discuss the controversial penalty decisions in Real Madrid's 2-2 draw with Sevilla that left Zinedine Zidane questioning the handball rule. Plus the guys break down the remaining fixtures of the Premier League season, question if Liverpool can finish in the top 4 and recap the FIGC president threatening to expel Juventus from Serie A for remaining in the European Super League
Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens are joined by Sid Lowe to discuss the La Liga title race between Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid. They analyse each team’s chances of taking the title as well as discussing the reaction to the European Super League in Spain. Outside of La Liga, the guys also discuss Manchester City, Pirlo’s future at Juventus and Robert Lewandowski’s chances of breaking the Bundesliga scoring record.
The FC crew discuss AC Milan's 3-0 victory over Juventus which leaves Ronaldo and company on the outside of the Top 4 race in Italy. Plus, a wacky 2-2 draw between Real Madrid and Sevilla leaves more questions in the La Liga title race, Benevento's president slams referees for a penalty decision and PSG's draw leaves Lille within touching distance of the Ligue 1 title.
The FC crew discuss Chelsea's win over Manchester City and if Sergio Aguero's legacy will be viewed differently after his failed penalty. Meanwhile, a scoreless draw between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid opens the door for Real Madrid to control their destiny in the La Liga title race. Plus, Bayern clinch their 9th straight Bundesliga title and Jadon Sancho stars in a crucial win for Borussia Dortmund.
Alexis Nunes and Shaka Hislop speak with Kick It Out's Troy Townsend about what steps can be taken to stop racism in sports and social media. Plus, they look back at infamous moments of racism during football matches.
The FC crew discuss Leicester City's loss to Newcastle and what it means for the crowded top 4 race in the Premier League. Then, Julien Laurens and Sid Lowe bring the latest reaction to Eden Hazard's actions after Real Madrid got knocked out of the Champions League and the tight title race in Spain. Plus, Dortmund need a win against RB Leipzig to keep their top 4 hopes alive.
The FC crew discuss Arsenal's shortcomings after being eliminated in the Europa League to Villarreal and ask if Mikel Arteta should be the manager next season. Manchester United finally break their semifinal slump under Solskjaer to advance to the final. And after the latest controversy surrounding Eden Hazard laughing with Chelsea players after being eliminated from the Champions League, is his future at Real Madrid?
It'll be an all-English final in Istanbul as Chelsea get past Real Madrid! The boys recap the win, discuss how the Blues turned their season around, wonder if Eden Hazard was a little too happy and much much more!
Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens react to the fallout from Madrid after Eden Hazard was seen laughing with some of his former Chelsea teammates following Real Madrid's elimination from the Champions League. Plus, they discuss Manchester City's 2-0 defeat over PSG, Jose Mourinho's shock move to Roma, and what punishments the European Super League clubs could face from UEFA.
The FC crew discuss Chelsea's impressive win to set up an all-English UEFA Champions League final against Manchester City. Plus, Eden Hazard fails to deliver for Real Madrid against his former club.
Matteo Bonetti, Nicky Bandini & Mina Rzouki look back at Inter Milan’s title winning season and debate who was the team's MVP. Plus, they discuss Roma's surprise hiring of Jose Mourinho and what he'll bring to the club next season.
The city of Manchester has found itself at the center of the soccer world - City are through to the Champions League Final while United are dealing with the aftermath of Sunday's protest. The boys dive into all that and more!
The FC crew discuss Manchester City's dominant performance as they advance to their first UEFA Champions League final in club history and ask what went wrong for PSG. Plus, Roma appoint Jose Mourinho as their manager for next season.
With Kylian Mbappe unlikely to play against Manchester City, what are PSG's chances of advancing to the UEFA Champions League final? Can West Ham dream of UCL nights after their win over Burnley? What impact did Manchester United fans' protests have on a future European Super League?
Mark Ogden joins Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens to discuss Sunday’s protest at Old Trafford as hundreds of Manchester United fans voiced their frustrations with the Glazer family following the failed launch of the European Super League. Plus, they praise Antonio Conte's work after Inter won the Scudetto for the first time in eleven years and ask whether Atletico Madrid can hold onto top spot in La Liga.
The FC crew discuss the aftermath of the protests at Old Trafford that forced a postponement of the Manchester United vs Liverpool match. Plus, the guys discuss Inter Milan winning their first Scudetto in a decade and Barcelona's massive victory over Valencia.
The FC crew discuss Man City and Inter being on the doorstep of winning their leagues while the La Liga title is up in the air. Plus, the top 4 race heats up in both Italy and England as Chelsea and Milan deliver important wins. Meanwhile, Jan Fjortoft explains the latest with Erling Haaland's future after Mino Raiola opens the door for a Dortmund exit.
The FC crew discuss Leicester City's uninspiring draw with Southampton and wonder if a repeat of last years collapse is possible for Leicester. Plus, Liverpool try to stay in the race for top 4 away to Man United, Leipzig do enough to advance to the German Cup final and Tammy Abraham may be on the way out at Chelsea.
The FC crew discuss Manchester United's thrashing of Roma in the first leg of the UEFA Europa League semifinals and what kind of chance Arsenal have of making the final after losing to Villarreal. Barcelona lose their advantage in the title race, but can they still win La Liga? Plus, who's the best player 21 years old or younger?
Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens look back at Manchester City's 2-1 victory over PSG and Real Madrid's 1-1 draw with Chelsea in the UEFA Champions League semifinals. Plus, they discuss Julien Naglesmann's move to Bayern Munich, Arsenal's potential takeover & Ajax's tribute to Bob Marley.
The FC crew discuss Manchester City's comeback victory over PSG in the 1st leg of the UEFA Champions League semifinals and what went wrong for Mauricio Pochettino's side. Plus, how worried should Chelsea be over Timo Werner's lack of form? And is Harry Kane's future away from Tottenham?
Matteo Bonetti is joined by Nicky Bandini & Mina Rzouki to discuss the future of Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus and why qualification for the Champions League is so vital. The guys also debate whether Stefano Pioli will get sacked if Milan miss out on a UCL spot and the group give their final predictions for the top four as well as the bottom three come the end of the season.
The FC crew break down Chelsea and Real Madrid's 1-1 draw in the Champions League semifinals and question if the Blues should have left Madrid with a victory. Plus, the guys preview tomorrow's clash between PSG and Manchester City and argue if John Stones should return to his starting spot in defense.
On this week's podcast, the boys discuss Manchester City's League Cup triumph, La Liga's wide open title race and more Super League fallout. Plus, Bayern get their guy and MLS early impressions.
The FC crew preview the enticing UCL semifinal match-ups between Real Madrid vs Chelsea and PSG vs Man City, and predict which sides they think have the edge to make it to the final. Plus, Leicester City secure a crucial three points in their race for a top four spot, and AC Milan look to be on the brink of a historic collapse after another loss.
Nedum Onuoha joins Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens to discuss Manchester City's fourth straight League Cup trophy and Harry Kane's future with Tottenham. Plus, the La Liga title race heats up, Chelsea take the lead in the Premier League top-4 race, and is Julian Nagelsmann off to Bayern Munich?
The FC crew discuss Atletico Madrid's loss to Athletic Bilbao and preview the final stretch of the La Liga title race. Plus, the guys break down Juventus dropping more points in the Serie A Top 4 race and recap Man City's dominant victory over Tottenham in the Carabao Cup final.
The FC crew break down Man City's dominant 1-0 victory of Tottenham in the Carabao Cup final. Plus, the guys argue who should take over the vacant manager spot at Tottenham and if Harry Kane needs to leave Spurs to win trophies.
The FC crew discuss Liverpool's lackluster performance against Newcastle while Chelsea take the reigns in the race to finish top four in the Premier League. Erling Haaland delivers for Borussia Dortmund again as they try to qualify for the Champions League. Plus, Real Madrid stumble ahead of their UCL semifinal match against Chelsea.
The FC crew discuss another lackluster performance by Arsenal and if the pregame protests had any impact on the match. Plus, the guys recap the criticism of the new UCL format and argue if taking over the Tottenham opening is the right next move for Julian Nagelsmann.
The FC crew discuss why Barcelona and Real Madrid's executives are still hanging on to the Super League dream. Meanwhile, on the pitch, Lionel Messi helps raise Barcelona's La Liga title hopes with a pair of brilliant goals. Plus, Leicester City gain some breathing room in the race for the Top 4.
Mark Donaldson, Nicky Bandini, and Mina Rzouki discuss the rise and fall of the European Super League and break down where it all went wrong. Plus, will Roma's European dream continue?
Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens explain what factors were at play as the proposed European Super League ended after a few days. Plus, they discuss whether Borussia Dortmund could still challenge for a Champions League spot, what Cristiano Ronaldo was doing in the Juventus wall against Parma & Phil Foden's excellent form.
The FC crew discuss Manchester City's win over Aston Villa and if they should worry ahead of the Carabao Cup final. Their cup opponents, Tottenham, defeated Southampton in their first game of the post-Jose Mourinho era. Plus, Florentino Perez remains convinced the Super League has a future.
In yet another EMERGENCY PODCAST, the boys discuss the downfall of the European Super League... What caused it to unravel? Who were the biggest winners? And how might this change the sport moving forward? All that and more!
The FC crew discuss the eventful implosion of the Super League by analyzing why the plan never got off the ground and what state European football is now left in. Plus, Chelsea begin to show flaws after a dismal draw against Brighton, and why Jose Mourinho's tenure at Spurs didn't work out.
The boys reconvene as the Super League conversation continues. Tariq Panja of the NY Times joins to lend his expertise and we dive into an overflowing mailbag as angry fans make their voices heard.
The FC crew break down the aftermath of the European Super League announcement and discuss the next steps for UEFA and the clubs involved. Plus, the guys recap Tottenham sacking Jose Mourinho the week before their Carabao Cup final and if Liverpool can finish the season in the top 4.
Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens break down what to expect from the newly announced club-run European Super League and discuss how the football landscape will look without the biggest teams in Europe. The guys also react to Tottenham Hotpsur's decision to sack Jose Mourinho go after their 2-2 draw against Everton.
The boys react to news of a European Super League. Why is this happening? What does this mean for the future of the game? And how will it impact our personal fandom moving forward? We discuss...
The FC crew discuss the La Liga title race as Atletico extended their lead at the top of the table over Real Madrid. Plus, the guys discuss the race to finish top 4 in Italy, today's announcement about the potential European Super League and if Man United have a chance to challenge Man City for the PL title.
The FC crew discuss Chelsea's 1-0 victory over Manchester City which sent the blues into the FA Cup final for the 2nd season in a row. Plus, the guys break down West Ham's loss to Newcastle, Hansi Flick's immanent departure from Bayern Munich and Barcelona's thrilling 4-0 victory in the Copa del Rey final.
The FC crew discuss Tottenham's draw with Everton and wonder if the time has come for Harry Kane to leave in order to win trophies. Plus, the boys discuss Paul Pogba's comments about his former manager Jose Mourinho, preview Chelsea's chances to spoil Man City's quest for a Quadruple in the FA Cup and wonder if Bayern Munich will walk to a title after Leipzig's draw.
The Europa League semi-finals are set and the FC crew break down why Manchester United must win that trophy in order to consider their season a success. Plus, Manchester City's chances at winning the quadruple are evaluated, and the group give their favorites to advance in the UCL semi-finals.
It's a BONUS edition of Caught Offside as the boys look back on a couple really compelling days of soccer in the UEFA Champions League. Plus, so far so good for MLS in the CCL and might Tottenham need to find a new paint sponsorship partner?
Gab Marcotti is joined by Stewart Robson to discuss Liverpool's elimination from the Champions League and the declining performance of their front three. Meanwhile, regular co-host Julien Laurens dials in to discuss Paris Saint-Germain's victory against Bayern Munich and examine what separates Neymar from the very best.
The FC crew react to Pep Guardiola and Man City finally breaking their UCL jinx by defeating Borussia Dortmund to reach the semi-finals. Plus, Liverpool fail to find their typical comeback heroics against a rigid Real Madrid defense, and the group look ahead to the UCL semi-final match ups and debate who should be favored to go through.
Matteo Bonetti is joined by Nicky Bandini & Mina Rzouki to debate Antonio Conte’s lasting legacy in Serie A and whether he is undervalued as a manager. They then discuss the future of Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus, after he threw his jersey on the ground at full-time against Genoa. Plus, the group have their say on Zlatan Ibrahimovic remaining at AC Milan and the latest on the Serie A relegation battle.
The FC crew react to PSG knocking out the defending UCL Champions, Bayern Munich, after two thrilling ties between the French and German giants. Plus, Chelsea cruise past Porto and into the UCL semifinals, and the guys predict whether Liverpool and Dortmund have any chance at coming back against Real Madrid and Man City in their respective ties.
On this week's pod, the boys recap El Clasico and the weekend that was in the Premier League. Plus, it's MLS season preview time! Jeff Carlisle joins to share his thoughts as well.
The FC crew take a look at this weekend's most controversial calls including Edinson Cavani's disallowed goal against Tottenham and West Brom's offsides goal vs Southampton. Plus, the guys preview this week's Champions League action and argue if both Bayern Munich and Liverpool can turn their ties around in the second leg.
Sid Lowe joins Mark Ogden and Julien Laurens to discuss Real Madrid’s 2-1 win over Barcelona and if this is the last time we see Lionel Messi play in El Clasico. Plus, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Manchester United get the better of Jose Mourinho's Tottenham in an impressive 3-1 away victory.
The FC crew react to another blown lead in the 2nd-half for Tottenham this season, this time to a lively Man United, leaving Jose Mourinho's men all-but-out of the race for the top-4. Plus, the La Liga title race opens up even more thanks to Atletico Madrid continuing their freefall, and Juventus hang on to grab another crucial victory.
The FC crew discuss Real Madrid's dramatic El Clasico victory and how how the La Liga title is truly a three team race to the finish. Plus, Man City and Bayern Munich stumble ahead of their crucial Champions League clashes, Chelsea and Liverpool make their cases for a top 4 spot in England and PSG continue to chase the Lille.
The FC crew dive into one of the most critical El Clasico matchups in recent years and predict who they think will come away with the win. Plus, the Premier League weekend is previewed with some matches with massive top-4 implications, and Bayern Munich's coaching future continues to cause controversy.
The FC crew discuss Arsenal's late collapse against Slavia Prague in the Europa League and question whether Mikel Arteta should be feeling more pressure. Plus, is Liverpool's midfield still better than Real Madrid's despite their defeat in the 1st leg? And Shaka reveals his latest power rankings.
Matteo Bonetti is joined by Nicky Bandini & Mina Rzouki to discuss Juventus’ crucial win over fellow top-four hopefuls Napoli and debate whether Andrea Pirlo will be in charge next season. The guys also breakdown Inter’s victory against Sassuolo and give their final predictions for the Serie A top four.
Derek Rae joins Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens to praise Kylian Mbappe's performance in PSG's 3-2 win over Bayern Munich. Plus, they discuss the rest of the Champions League action, Atletico Madrid’s title chances after Luis Suarez's injury and automated offside technology.
The FC crew discuss Kylian Mbappe's magical performance that helped push PSG past Bayern in the 1st leg. Plus, Chelsea withstand the pressure from Porto thanks to two goals from England internationals, and Juventus grab a crucial 3 points in their quest to finish top four.
The FC crew discuss Real Madrid's comprehensive win over Liverpool and if Jurgen Klopp's side has any chance of coming back in the second leg. Plus, do Manchester City have any reason to worry after a 2-1 win against Borussia Dortmund?
On this week's pod, we put several clubs under the microscope to try and determine if they're in a state of calm or chaos. Plus, we honor the masters of the own goal and try to think of great soccer teams who have gotten Gonzaga'd.
The FC crew discuss Ousmane Dembele's late winner for which pushed Barcelona to within one point of league leading Atletico Madrid. Plus, the guys preview tomorrow's UCL ties and argue if West Ham can sustain their success and finish in the top 4 at the end of the season.
Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens discuss PSG’s defeat to Lille and ask what Neymar was thinking after he got sent off. Liverpool dismantle Arsenal but will Trent Alexander-Arnold feature in England’s Euro 2020 squad? Plus, which English side will secure 4th place & why did Toby Alderweireld miss Tottenham's 2-2 draw at Newcastle?
The FC crew discuss Jose Mourinho's comments after Tottenham blow another lead in their 2-2 draw at Newcastle and who has the edge in the race to finish top 4 in the Premier League. Plus, are Atletico Madrid still favorites to win La Liga?
The FC crew break down a busy day of fixtures across Europe, including a dominant Liverpool performance over Arsenal while Chelsea capitulate against West Brom at home. Meanwhile, Bayern Munich solidify their odds for the Bundesliga title, PSG's title hopes take a hit, and Real Madrid keep the pressure on their rivals.