Fútbol with Grant Wahl

Follow Fútbol with Grant Wahl
Share on
Copy link to clipboard

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.

Grant Wahl


    • Oct 25, 2021 LATEST EPISODE
    • weekdays NEW EPISODES
    • 44m AVG DURATION
    • 168 EPISODES

    Listeners of Fútbol with Grant Wahl that love the show mention: grant back, grant is back, grant is the best, hear grant, total soccer show, soccer writer, grant always, top soccer, grant brings, soccer media, sports illustrated, soccer journalists, grant is the man, soccer world, new soccer, f tbol, tss, futbol, grant knows, ted lasso.



    Search for episodes from Fútbol with Grant Wahl with a specific topic:

    Latest episodes from Fútbol with Grant Wahl

    USMNT & Nashville's Walker Zimmerman; Witty on the Weekend

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 56:14

    Grant has a must-listen interview with Walker Zimmerman (20:54), the reigning MLS Defender of the Year with Nashville who recently captained the USMNT in World Cup qualifying. Zimmerman goes in depth on why Nashville has been so successful in its first two years. He also details his experience with the USMNT, what it was like to go from not making the recent initial roster to being the captain in Panama, and what he needs to do to be on the plane to Qatar next year. In Segment 1, Grant and Chris Wittyngham break down the big games in Europe, including Liverpool’s 5-0 beatdown of Man United and Real Madrid’s 2-1 win at Barcelona in El Clásico. In Segment 3, they discuss the job Bruce Arena has done to lead New England to the MLS Supporters Shield and discuss the playing career legacy of Carli Lloyd.Music: Get full access to Fútbol with Grant Wahl at grantwahl.substack.com/subscribe

    15-Year-Old Pro GK Nick Holliday; Witty on the Soccer News

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 46:09

    Grant interviews Nick Holliday (18:07), the 15-year-old goalkeeper for North Carolina FC of USL League One, who recently signed his first pro contract. Holliday is from a sports family: His father, Corey, caught two passes in Super Bowl XXX for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and his brother, Chris, is a defensive back at the University of North Carolina. Nick explains why he decided to go with soccer instead of football or lacrosse (he liked soccer, and he didn’t want a helmet to mess up his hair) and details what it has been like this season playing with adult men in a professional league. Before that, Grant and Chris dive into the latest FIFA proposal for once-every-two-years World Cups and break down Wednesday’s Champions League games, including Man United’s 3-2 come-from-behind win over Atalanta. In Segment 3, they talk about the headliners of Tuesday’s Champions League games, including Liverpool’s 3-2 win at Atlético Madrid.Music: Get full access to Fútbol with Grant Wahl at grantwahl.substack.com/subscribe

    Ted Lasso's Nick Mohammed (aka Nate Shelley); Chris Wittyngham on the Weekend

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 55:22

    Grant and Chris interview Nick Mohammed (17:00), who plays Nate Shelley on Ted Lasso. (Spoiler alert: Don’t listen to this until you’ve finished Season 2 of the show.) Mohammed details the challenges of playing Nate in a transformative season for his character, shares how Ted Lasso fans have responded to him recently and explains how he’s able to portray a sports figure even though he doesn’t care much for sports. Grant and Chris also break down the soccer weekend, including Man United’s loss to Leicester, Chelsea’s win at Brentford, Americans Abroad, Steve Baldwin’s plans to sell the Washington Spirit, the Hudson River Derby and much more.Music: Get full access to Fútbol with Grant Wahl at grantwahl.substack.com/subscribe

    Landon Donovan, Chris Wittyngham & Grant on USMNT-Costa Rica

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 30:20

    In partnership with Meadowlark Media and Le Batard and Friends for every USMNT World Cup qualifier, Grant is joined by Landon Donovan and Chris Wittyngham to discuss the USMNT’s 2-1 win over Costa Rica on Matchday 6 of the World Cup qualifying campaign. The U.S. (11 points) is now in second place in the tournament, behind Mexico (14), the next opponent for the U.S. on November 12 in Cincinnati.Music: Get full access to Fútbol with Grant Wahl at grantwahl.substack.com/subscribe

    Landon Donovan, Chris Wittyngham & Grant on Panama-USMNT

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 28:14

    In partnership with Meadowlark and Dan Le Batard and Friends for every USMNT World Cup qualifier, Grant is joined by Landon Donovan and Chris Wittyngham to discuss the USMNT’s 1-0 loss at Panama in Game 5 of the World Cup qualifying campaign. The U.S. (eight points) is now in second place in the tournament, ahead of Panama on goal difference.Music: Get full access to Fútbol with Grant Wahl at grantwahl.substack.com/subscribe

    Landon Donovan, Chris Wittyngham & Grant on USMNT-Jamaica

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 40:03

    In partnership with Meadowlark and Dan Le Batard and Friends for every USMNT World Cup qualifier, Grant is joined by Landon Donovan and Chris Wittyngham to discuss the USMNT’s 2-0 win over Jamaica in Game 4 of the World Cup qualifying campaign. The U.S. (eight points) is now in first place in the tournament, ahead of Mexico on goal difference.Music: Get full access to Fútbol with Grant Wahl at grantwahl.substack.com/subscribe

    Newcastle's Santiago Muñoz; Chris Wittyngham on the Weekend

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 41:29

    Grant has a fun interview with Santiago Muñoz, the El Paso-born 19-year-old forward for Newcastle United (27:38) who scored the goal of the tournament for Mexico at the 2019 Under-17 World Cup, where El Tri finished runner-up behind Brazil. They discuss his history in El Paso/Ciudad Juárez (where he became friends with Ricardo Pepi), his discovery at Alianza de Fútbol and signing by Santos Laguna, his loan move to Newcastle, his eerily similar name and story compared to the character of the Goal movies, his thoughts on whether he wants to play at senior level for Mexico or the USMNT and much more. Before that, Grant and Chris break down the weekend, including the latest in the NWSL abuse scandals, a big week ahead for the USMNT and the electric 2-2 tie between Liverpool and Manchester City. Music: Get full access to Fútbol with Grant Wahl at grantwahl.substack.com/subscribe

    Meg Linehan and Molly Hensley-Clancy on the NWSL

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 36:51

    In a special Friday episode, Grant has an in-depth discussion about the turmoil in the NWSL with the two journalists whose stories have brought systemic wrongdoing to light: Meg Linehan, the USWNT and NWSL national writer for The Athletic, whose story on coach Paul Riley’s sexual coercion allegations and abuse led to Riley’s firing and the suspension of NWSL games this weekend; and Molly Hensley-Clancy, a sports investigations reporter for the Washington Post, whose August 11 story on abuse by Washington Spirit coach Richie Burke led to his firing and whose continuing coverage of the Spirit story has shed new light on the organization.Music: Get full access to Fútbol with Grant Wahl at grantwahl.substack.com/subscribe

    Peter Vermes of Sporting Kansas City

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 30:26

    Grant has an in-depth conversation with Sporting Kansas City manager and sporting director Peter Vermes about a number of topics, including how he deals with defeats, what he’s learned about this year’s team, how he balances selling young talent and winning games, his four bedrock principles, his family’s connection to Hungary, how he maintains his job longevity, the story behind THAT .gif and much more.Music: Get full access to Fútbol with Grant Wahl at grantwahl.substack.com/subscribe

    Robbie Keane Interview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 33:00

    Grant catches up with Robbie Keane, whose phenomenal 20-year senior playing career included three MLS Cup titles with the LA Galaxy; the 2014 MLS MVP award; club tenures at Tottenham, Liverpool, Inter, Coventry City, West Ham, Aston Villa, Celtic and others; and a record 68 international goals in 146 appearances for the Republic of Ireland. Keane talks at length about favorite memories from his playing career, explains why he’s ready to be a head coach in MLS and provides some terrific answers for the Rapid-Fire Quiz.Music: Get full access to Fútbol with Grant Wahl at grantwahl.substack.com/subscribe

    Canadian Broadcaster Kristian Jack

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 37:33

    Canadian soccer is doing better than ever, with the women’s national team winning the Olympic gold medal and the men’s national team a genuine contender to qualify for its first World Cup since 1986. Grant has a in-depth interview about what’s happening in Canada with Kristian Jack, a top broadcaster for more than two decades who works for One Soccer and serves as the vice president of content and media for the Canadian Premier League. Jack also breaks down what’s happening with Canada’s three MLS teams, what’s going on with the CPL and how Canadians are viewing co-hosting World Cup 2026, in addition to detailing his career story in the business.Music: Get full access to Fútbol with Grant Wahl at grantwahl.substack.com/subscribe

    Legendary ESPN Broadcaster Bob Ley; Chris Wittyngham on the Weekend

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 58:54

    Grant catches up with the legendary broadcaster Bob Ley (17:51), who spent 40 years at ESPN and was front and center on its World Cup coverage from 1982 to 2014. Ley tells some fun stories from covering USMNT World Cup qualifiers over the years and shares his thoughts on the most recent U.S. games, the challenge of finding soccer games on so many streaming apps today, the modern sports media landscape and much more. Before that, Grant and Chris Wittyngham break down the soccer weekend, including Chelsea looking like the team to beat in England, Man United’s wild win over West Ham, a tough week for Leipzig and American coach Jesse Marsch and Atlanta United looking like the Atlanta of old.Music: Get full access to Fútbol with Grant Wahl at grantwahl.substack.com/subscribe

    USMNT and FC Dallas's Ricardo Pepi; LA Galaxy's Jovan Kirovski

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 42:19

    Grant has an in-depth interview with the man of the moment for the USMNT, 18-year-old forward Ricardo Pepi of FC Dallas. Then he speaks to LA Galaxy technical director Jovan Kirovski (16:02), perhaps the best-connected American in European soccer, about how he landed superstars like Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Chicharito Hernández and others. They also discuss Kirovski’s own playing career, in which he spent four years with Manchester United and became the first U.S. player to win the men’s UEFA Champions League title with Borussia Dortmund in 1996-97.Music: Get full access to Fútbol with Grant Wahl at grantwahl.substack.com/subscribe

    Illustrator Dan Leydon; Chris Wittyngham on the Weekend

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 68:20

    Grant has an in-depth interview with Dan Leydon (42:57), a phenomenal soccer illustrator and designer whose work appears on several global platforms, including the Fútbol with Grant Wahl newsletter. He explains how he does his work, his backstory and how being a soccer fan helps him do his job. Before that, Grant and Chris Wittyngham break down the soccer weekend, including Manchester United’s return to watchability, Bayern Munich’s 4-1 win at Leipzig, the rise of Inter Miami, the beleaguered Washington Spirit and why FIFA is pushing to stage the men’s World Cup once every two years, with Grant (against) and Chris (pro) stating their cases.Music: Get full access to Fútbol with Grant Wahl at grantwahl.substack.com/subscribe

    Landon Donovan, Chris Wittyngham & Grant on Honduras-USMNT

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 38:55

    In partnership with Meadowlark and Dan Le Batard and Friends for every USMNT World Cup qualifier, Grant is joined by Landon Donovan and Chris Wittyngham to discuss the USMNT’s 4-1 win at Honduras in Game 3 of the World Cup qualifying campaign. Music: Get full access to Fútbol with Grant Wahl at grantwahl.substack.com/subscribe

    Landon Donovan, Chris Wittyngham & Grant on USMNT-Canada

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 24:29

    In partnership with Meadowlark and Dan Le Batard and Friends for every USMNT World Cup qualifier, Grant is joined by Landon Donovan and Chris Wittyngham to discuss the USMNT’s 1-1 tie with Canada in Game 2 of the World Cup qualifying campaign.Music: Get full access to Fútbol with Grant Wahl at grantwahl.substack.com/subscribe

    Landon Donovan, Chris Wittyngham & Grant on El Salvador-USMNT

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 21:45

    In a new partnership with Meadowlark and Dan Le Batard and Friends for every USMNT World Cup qualifier, Grant is joined by Landon Donovan and Chris Wittyngham to discuss the USMNT’s 0-0 tie at El Salvador to start the World Cup qualifying campaign.Music: Get full access to Fútbol with Grant Wahl at grantwahl.substack.com/subscribe

    Donald Wine II of The American Outlaws

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 23:33

    Grant speaks to Donald Wine II, a board member of the American Outlaws, the biggest U.S. national teams supporters group. Wine, who has attended 134 U.S. men’s and women’s games in person, will be in the stadium for all three World Cup qualifiers this week in El Salvador, Nashville and Honduras. He explains how he got into being a traveling U.S. soccer fan, how AO organizes trips and how new fans can join in the fun.Music: Get full access to Fútbol with Grant Wahl at grantwahl.substack.com/subscribe

    Doug McIntyre of Fox Sports; Chris Wittyngham on the Weekend

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 48:03

    The USMNT has its biggest games in four years with the start of World Cup qualifying this week, and Grant talks all about it with Doug McIntyre of Fox Sports (29:01). Before that, Grant and Chris Wittyngham break down the soccer weekend, including Cristiano Ronaldo’s move back to Manchester United, Lionel Messi’s debut with PSG, Chelsea’s 1-1 tie with Liverpool and Grant’s recent story on Leipzig’s American coach, Jesse Marsch.Music: Get full access to Fútbol with Grant Wahl at grantwahl.substack.com/subscribe

    Colorado Rapids Coach Robin Fraser; Minnesota WoSo President Andrea Yoch

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 40:49

    Grant has two interviews in this episode. The first is with Robin Fraser, the head coach of the Colorado Rapids, whose team has the fourth-highest points in the league this season. The second is with Andrea Yoch (24:19), the president of the women-led, community-owned Minnesota women’s team that starts play in the USL in 2022. Get full access to Fútbol with Grant Wahl at grantwahl.substack.com/subscribe

    Venezia CMO Ted Philipakos; Bayern Munich's Sarah Zadrazil

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 44:11

    Grant has two interviews in this episode. The first is with Ted Philipakos, the American chief marketing officer of Venezia. He tells the remarkable story of the Venice club's rise from the fourth division to Serie A, the American influence on the club (from himself to owner Duncan Niederauer to players Tanner Tessmann and Gianluca Busio) and what makes a soccer team in one of the world's tourism capitals so special. The second interview is with Bayern Munich's Sarah Zadrazil (31:47), who explains how she went from her native Austria to playing college soccer at East Tennessee State, her journey to Bayern Munich and her hopes of contending for this year's women's UEFA Champions League title. Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqIhXWUw0H4

    Simon Kuper on His New Book "The Barcelona Complex"

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 35:09

    Grant has a fascinating interview with the renowned author Simon Kuper about his new book The Barcelona Complex: Lionel Messi and the Making—and Unmaking—of the World's Greatest Soccer Club. The timing of the book release is impeccable, and Kuper explains the forces that have resulted in FC Barcelona getting more than $1 billion in debt and being forced to announce that Lionel Messi would be leaving the club. He also forecasts where Barça goes from here and explains how he received remarkable access to so many people at the club for his book. Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqIhXWUw0H4

    Leander Schaerlaeckens on His Soccer Stories Newsletter

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 43:06

    Grant speaks to his friend Leander Schaerlaeckens about his Soccer Stories newsletter, his love for good storytelling and how to manage the modern media landscape. Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqIhXWUw0H4

    Chris Russell, aka Watke the USMNT Video Guy

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 27:15

    Grant has a fun conversation with Chris Russell, the Brooklyn-based video editor who produces hilarious clips for USMNT Twitter under the name Watke.  Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqIhXWUw0H4

    2 Doctors on Covid, Delta & Sports: Celine Gounder and Robby Sikka

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 26:41

    With the Delta variant running rampant and the Covid pandemic continuing, Grant speaks about the latest news in the sports context (including soccer) with two accomplished doctors in the field. Dr. Celine Gounder, Grant's wife, is an infectious disease specialist and epidemiologist at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine and Bellevue Hospital, the host of the Epidemic Podcast and was a member of the Biden-Harris Transition Covid Advisory Board. Dr. Robby Sikka has worked with a variety of sports leagues and different entertainment industry resources to manage Covid and has been involved since the start of the pandemic with the Covid Sports and Society Work Group, a public-private partnership that works with the CDC, the White House and all the major professional sports leagues. Until recently he was the VP of basketball operations and player wellness with the Minnesota Timberwolves, and he is presently working with NFL and NBA teams on Covid and all things sports analytics. Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqIhXWUw0H4

    Luis García on Messi's Apparent Barcelona Exit and La Liga

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 30:39

    Grant interviews Luis García, who was just announced as an analyst for ESPN's La Liga coverage, about Thursday's stunning news that Lionel Messi is apparently leaving Barcelona; how it could impact the La Liga season and the club; where Messi might go next; his thoughts on Atlético Madrid and Real Madrid; García's own journey in the sport; and much more. Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqIhXWUw0H4

    Grant & Christine on USWNT-Australia Bronze Medal Game

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 34:53

    Grant and Christine Cupo break down the USWNT's Bronze Medal Game game against Australia at the Olympics.  Episode sponsored by Verna Law. Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqIhXWUw0H4

    Danny Higginbotham

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 52:16

    Grant has an engaging conversation with Danny Higginbotham, the former 17-year English pro who moved to the U.S. last year and is doing studio work for NBC Sports' Premier League coverage, analysis for Philadelphia Union TV broadcasts and this weekend's FA Community Shield on ESPN+. Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqIhXWUw0H4

    Grant & Christine on USWNT-Canada

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 37:39

    Grant and Christine Cupo break down the USWNT's semifinal game against Canada at the Olympics.  Episode sponsored by Verna Law. Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqIhXWUw0H4

    USMNT Beats Mexico to Win Gold Cup; Mark McKenzie Interview

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 60:25

    Grant and Chris have their instant reaction to the USMNT's 1-0 win over Mexico in the Gold Cup final. Then Grant interviews Mark McKenzie of the USMNT and Belgium's Genk (30:04) about a wide range of topics, including his rise with the USMNT, his experience at Genk, his podcast Orange Slices with Heath Pearce and much, much more. Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqIhXWUw0H4

    Grant & Christine on USWNT-Netherlands

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 33:24

    Grant and Christine Cupo break down the USWNT's quarterfinal game against the Netherlands at the Olympics.  Episode sponsored by Verna Law. Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqIhXWUw0H4

    Instant Reaction to USMNT 1, Qatar 0; Everton's Michael Keane

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 40:48

    Grant and Chris Wittyngham have their instant reactions to USMNT 1, Qatar 0 in the Gold Cup semifinals. And then Grant interviews Everton's Michael Keane (24:40), who's in the U.S. right now for the Florida Cup preseason tournament. Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqIhXWUw0H4

    Michael Parkhurst

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 32:39

    Grant speaks to Michael Parkhurst, a 15-year pro and former Atlanta United captain, about his remarkable career and his thoughts on what's happening today. Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqIhXWUw0H4

    Grant and Christine on USWNT-Australia

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 39:42

    Grant and Christine break down the USWNT's Matchday 3 game against Australia at the Olympics.  Episode sponsored by Verna Law. Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqIhXWUw0H4

    USWNT Legend Hope Solo; Breaking Down USMNT 1, Jamaica 0

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 49:39

    Grant has a jam-packed interview with USWNT legend Hope Solo (10:41), who speaks at length on the USWNT Olympic performance so far, what she's up to these days, her thoughts and feelings on being snubbed by the National Soccer Hall of Fame, the USWNT equal-pay lawsuit, and much, much more. Before that, Grant shares his thoughts on USMNT 1, Jamaica 0, a hard game won with a late Matthew Hoppe goal (his first international goal). Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqIhXWUw0H4

    USWNT 6, New Zealand 1: Grant and Christine's Instant Reaction

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2021 29:56

    Grant and Christine Cupo break down the USWNT's 6-1 win over New Zealand on Matchday 2 of the Olympics, a bounceback win for the U.S. after losing to Sweden in the opener.  Episode sponsored by Verna Law. Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqIhXWUw0H4

    The Athletic's Felipe Cárdenas on Atlanta United's Turmoil

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 33:14

    Grant has an in-depth interview with The Athletic's rising star writer Felipe Cárdenas about everything that's happening around Atlanta United in the wake of Gabriel Heinze's firing as coach after just 13 MLS games in charge. Cárdenas describes how the culture has changed inside the club, what led to Heinze's firing and what might come next. He also goes into detail on his recent mega-story on Atlanta United in recent years (including its unconsummated negotiations with Marcelo Bielsa) and his own story as a soccer journalist with roots in South Bend, Ind., and Colombia. Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqIhXWUw0H4

    From LFG to WTF: Sweden 3, USWNT 0 Instant Reaction

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 28:17

    Grant and Christine Cupo break down Sweden's stunning 3-0 victory over the USWNT to start the Olympic soccer tournament. The defeat broke the U.S.'s 44-game unbeaten streak and exposed a midfield that got overrun without Julie Ertz until she entered the game in the second half. By then it was too late. Episode sponsored by Verna Law. Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqIhXWUw0H4

    Reaction to USMNT 1, Canada 0; Flavio Zveiter & Ricardo Fort on Their Brazilian Premier League Plan

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2021 59:41

    Grant and Chris provide their instant reactions to USMNT 1, Canada 0, which gave the U.S. first place in their Gold Cup group. Then Grant interviews Flavio Zveiter and Ricardo Fort (27:18) about their proposal—with up to $1 billion backing—to form an equivalent of the English Premier League with the top clubs of the Brazilian game.

    USMNT 6, Martinique 1: Reaction From Grant and Chris

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2021 19:48

    Grant and Chris chime in with their instant reactions to the USMNT's 6-1 win over Martinique in the Gold Cup, with Daryl Dike scoring twice for the Americans. Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqIhXWUw0H4

    Goalkeeper Matt Turner of USMNT & New England Revolution

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 33:50

    Grant has a good conversation with Matt Turner, the goalkeeper for the New England Revolution who's starting for the USMNT during the Gold Cup. Turner gives the low-down on what's happening ahead of Thursday's group-stage game against Martinique and goes into detail on his remarkable career journey despite being overlooked on multiple occasions. Turner also explains his eerie shot-stopping ability, his aspirations and his goals at club and national team levels. Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqIhXWUw0H4

    Chris Wittyngham on USMNT 1, Haiti 0, Italy's Euros Win & Argentina's Copa América Triumph; ATA Football's Esmeralda Negrón & Susie Petrucelli

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2021 63:21

    Grant breaks down a huge soccer weekend with Chris Wittyngham, including the USMNT's 1-0 win over Haiti in the Gold Cup, Italy's penalty-kick triumph over England in the Euro final and Argentina's surprising win over Brazil in the Copa América final. Then Grant interviews Esmeralda Negrón and Susie Petrucelli about ATA Football (31:47), their venture to make global women's club soccer available to more TV viewers. Plus Petrucelli discusses her terrific book Raised a Warrior: A Memoir of Soccer, Grit and Leveling the Playing Field. Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqIhXWUw0H4

    Christine Cupo on Italy, the Euros & US soccer culture

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2021 50:07

    Grant has an in-depth interview with his friend Christine Cupo about the revival of the Italian national team under Roberto Mancini, a look ahead to the England-Italy Euro final and her thoughts on American soccer culture. Cupo, who's a regular on Juventibus's JB Show, explains her soccer story, including becoming the doyenne of New York City coed soccer, a soccer social media influencer, a Serie A commentator and the proprietor of a soccer-themed cookie pop-up store. Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqIhXWUw0H4

    Andy Harper from Australia; Chris Wittyngham on the Euros & Copa América

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2021 108:22

    Grant and Chris Wittyngham catch up and break down all the quarterfinals from the Euros and Copa América, as well as the USMNT roster for the Gold Cup and Toronto's firing of Chris Armas. Then Grant talks to Andy Harper (39:42), the longtime Australian soccer commentator, about the impact of Australian Ange Postecoglou as the new Celtic manager, comparing and contrasting Australian and U.S. soccer and how he's viewing the news in the U.S. game these days. Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqIhXWUw0H4

    Canada and Manchester City's Janine Beckie

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2021 31:02

    Grant has a fun interview with Janine Beckie, the Canadian national team and Manchester City forward who's also working as an analyst for Canada's TSN during the Euros. Beckie, who checks in from her offseason home in Denver, discusses why she chose to play for Canada instead of the U.S., her thoughts on playing in the upcoming Olympics, her thoughts on the USA-Canada rivalry, her experiences with Man City, TSN and the NWSL, and much more. Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqIhXWUw0H4

    American Tyler Heaps, Monaco's Head of Sporting Technology and Insights

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2021 32:47

    Grant has a fun discussion with Tyler Heaps, an American who's the head of sporting technology and insights for AS Monaco. Before that, Heaps spent five years with U.S. Soccer, where he became the director of sporting analytics. Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqIhXWUw0H4

    ESPN's Efan Ekoku

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2021 40:17

    Efan Ekoku, who's broadcasting the Euros for ESPN, joins Grant for an in-depth discussion on a number of topics, including how he approaches calling a game, his playing career at the start of the Premier League, being on Nigeria's historic 1994 World Cup team, how he got into media, coded racism in the way soccer is discussed, what it has been like to be stationed in Connecticut during the Euros and much more. Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqIhXWUw0H4

    TUDN"s Paco Villa on the Euros, Copa América & USA-Mexico

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2021 31:51

    Grant has a wide-ranging interview with TUDN's Paco Villa about all the events taking place on TUDN platforms this summer, including the Euros, Copa América and the USA-Mexico rivalry that rekindled itself in the Nations League final and could again in the upcoming Gold Cup. Villa also explains how he got into the media business in Mexico and his thoughts on Inter Miami, located in the city where he lives now.  Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqIhXWUw0H4

    Sola Winley, MLS EVP & Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2021 29:03

    Grant has an in-depth interview with Sola Winley, who since February has been an MLS executive vice president and the league's chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer. They discuss the league's efforts to address its abysmal record of hiring Black American head coaches, the plan to work with Black Players for Change and SCORE, the commemoration of Juneteenth, how Winley does his work and much, much more. Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqIhXWUw0H4

    New England Revolution Coach Bruce Arena

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2021 28:42

    In a bonus episode, Grant has a lively interview with Bruce Arena, whose New England Revolution is currently atop the MLS Eastern Conference. Arena explains how he has built this Revolution team, how he and the MLS have changed over the years, what he has learned about Boston, his thoughts on the USMNT and World Cup qualifying and much, much more. Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqIhXWUw0H4

    Jamie Vardy, Rochester Rhinos Co-Owner

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2021 22:24


    Grant interviews Jamie Vardy, one of the Premier League's greatest goal-scorers for Leicester City, about his surprising decision to become a co-owner of the Rochester Rhinos. Vardy explains why he wanted to become an owner, where it fits in his plans for the future, whether he has seen Ted Lasso yet and much more. Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqIhXWUw0H4


    Claim Fútbol with Grant Wahl

    In order to claim this podcast we'll send an email to with a verification link. Simply click the link and you will be able to edit tags, request a refresh, and other features to take control of your podcast page!

    Claim Cancel