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Barstool plus Soccer. A lot of people are calling it the perfect marriage. If you are looking for snooty analytics or foreign accents, alas, you will have to look elsewhere. Within the friendly, non-judgmental confines of the Sam's Army Podcast, Barstool Sam discusses the world's most beautiful game…

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    • Aug 9, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
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    Ep 2.164: Icardashians, Aaronson, United & EPL Week #1 Rundown

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 68:26

    HEADLINES: Latest chapter in the epic Keeping Up With The Icardashians saga plus Barcelona's "no money just vibes" tour takes two more ridiculous turns WWI [14:50]: If you could trade places with a soccer player for a week - who and why? PREMIER LEAGUE [18:00]: biggest result from opening weekend; Brighton Ballwasher Tommy's thots on United game -- and why it may get worse before they get better for Ten Hag & Co.; if Brenden Aaronson has played himself into the USMNT's starting XI; Power Rankings and LNJ's FPL HQ REST OF WORLD [54:00]: who is the most intriguing of the last minute flurry of MLS moves STOPPAGE TIME [58:45]: Best Bets and GOAWs

    Ep 2.163: 2022/23 Premier League Preview + Way, Way Too Early Predictions

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 78:54

    HEADLINES: congrats to the Lionesses and positive vibes to Weston McKennie SEASON PREVIEW [6:00]: transfer window winners/losers and most intriguing individuals signings; predictions [20:15] for title winners, top 4, club with best shot to break up Big Six (plus proposal for upset United fans), bottom 3; Golden Boot [46:00], 1st manager fired and best wild-n-wacky off-the-wall prediction; plus LNJ's Fantasy Corner. STOPPAGE TIME [1:05:00]: Best Bets and GOAWs

    Ep 2.162: MLS midseason friendlies, Mo' Mailbag & CLTFC's Andre Shinyashiki on Chelsea "Beatdown"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 106:44

    HEADLINE: did MLS come away looking better or worse after last week's games vs European opposition, and has the league outgrown the concept of midseason friendlies? WWI [11:00]: pop quick on World Cup third place finishers MAILBAG [15:00]: would Memo Ochoa make USMNT's current roster; who will get bought for too much in January based on WC22 hype; is this Pep's last season at City; Larry on Pulisic's status with Chelsea; Erling Haaland part of a dying breed; how tf is Barcelona still buying players; how far might NYCFC fall sans Taty; Mount Rushmore of soccer hair and update on rules for switching your club allegiance REST OF WORLD [1:11:10]: women's Euros update STOPPAGE TIME [1:13:45]: Best Bets & GOAWs ****** Next up, Andre Shinyashiki [1:21:30] opens up on trade from Colorado to Charlotte; pros and cons of playing for an expansion franchise and how the club blew his mind after years of playing for a Kroenke club; gameplan for Chelsea game and how players decided on who got to trade jerseys with who; update on Andre's contract negotiations; what happened vs Toronto FC and better dating scene between Charlotte and Denver

    Ep 2.161: Headers, Changing Clubs & Mega Mailbagpalooza

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 85:57

    HEADLINES - FA agrees to trial banning headers for U12s POP QUIZ [11:00] - WC22 odds MAILBAG [17:00] - adding ONE player to USMNT from another WC team; if you had to put money on WC winners coming from one continent, which would you pick going in; Everton's relegation chances; which MLS club will Mbappe eventually join; where does MLS rank on a worldwide basis; ideal preseason tour location; favorite LigaMX clubs and when -- if ever -- is it acceptable to change clubs? REST OF WORLD [1:01:30] - Hit-It-N-Quit MLS Minute, USWNT vengeance and Euros (women's) KOs preview STOPPAGE TIME [1:10:00]: Best Bets and GOAWs

    Ep 2.160: Coaching Carousel + More Mailbag ft Sam's Army Hunger Games

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 74:44

    HEADLINES: Iran suddenly ditches coach just months before playing/getting spanked by USMNT at WC22 (they scurrrrrt) and thots on Wayne Rooney's return to DC United - this time as coach. WWI [8:30]: if your club could buy one USMNT player, who would it be and why? MAILBAG [13:15]: LDLT's fit with Celta Vigo; Christian Pulisic vs Trinity Rodman; worst PL transfer so far this summer; has Ronny tarnished his United legacy; Matt Turner's Arsenal debut; most intense MLS rivalry; the time Tyler lost $500,000 on beanie babies and who wins the Sam's Army "Hunger Games" [40:45]. REST OF WORLD [1:01:00]: Hit-It-N-Quit-It MLS Minute and Euros (women's) predictions STOPPAGE TIME [1:08:10]: Best Bets and GOAWs

    Ep 2.159: Evil Empire Expansion, USMNT U20 Domination + More Mailbagpalooza

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2022 81:14

    HEADLINES: City Football Group is quietly taking over the world and disturbing news out of North London WWI [11:30]: how many zeroes would it take to make a deal with the sports devil MAILBAG [15:15]: will USMNT ever get a "world class" coach, Steffen/Horvath/Pefok moves, potential pitfalls if Leeds USA suck, what is Newcastle's ceilling this season, Sam gets something important off his chest, and Tommy breaks down what players his cohosts would most play like REST OF WORLD [60:00]: Hit It N Quit It MLS Minute, USYNT U20s utter dominance and preview of women's Euros preview STOPPAGE TIME [1:14:10]: Best Bets and GOAWs

    Ep 2.158: Bale to LAFC, More Mailbagpalooza + Sac Republic's Duke Lacroix on Open Cup run

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 132:46

    HEADLINES: winners and loses from FIFA's expansion of WC rosters and what Gareth Bale heading to LAFC means for MLS. WWI [20:15]: Champions League pop quiz! MAILBAG [25:15]: Room in the XI for for Gio & Weah? Taking your toddler to a WC26 game? Most notorious foul in WC history? Thots on Gabby Jesus to Arsenal? If/where Tyler Adams should go? Best fanbase in MLS? Will Charlotte FC make the playoffs? Trial by combat: who from your club is your champion? What if you could go pro in any sport - except soccer? REST OF WORLD [1:26:30]: Hit-It-N-Quit-It MLS Minute and U20 Concacaf championship update. STOPPAGE TIME [1:31:30]: Best Bets & GOAWs. Next up DUKE LACROIX [1:37:20] on Sacramento Republic's magical™ US Open Cup run featuring wins over SJ Earthquakes and LA Galaxy, what kind of buzz is building for a home semifinal vs Sporting KC on July 27, biggest misnomer about being a USL-C pro and league's most hostile environments, his feelings about Mike Krzyzewski plus the pros and cons of finding love in Uber Pools.

    Ep 2.157: WC26 cities, Rare W for United FO + Mailbagpalooza

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 87:07

    HEADLINES: Biggest surprises/screwjobs among WC26 host cities, a rare win for Manchester United's front office and thots on Barcelona mortgaging its future POP QUIZ [20:30]: Premier League odds MAILBAG [26:30]: assortment of listener questions on WC22, USMNT, Premier League, MLS and some randoms thrown in for good measure REST OF WORLD [1:16:30]: US Open Cup quarterfinals preview STOPPAGE TIME [1:18:15]: Best Bets and GOAWs

    Ep 2.156: USMNT reaction/best XI, MLS+Apple deal & Chicago Fire's Chris Mueller

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 125:58

    USMNT [5:50]: takeaways and MVPs from Grenada game and El Salvador traveshamockery plus starting XI if World Cup started this week HEADLINES [37:20]: pros and cons of MLS's 10-year deal with AppleTV; PFA team of the year quibbles, robots coming to WC26 and Chile trying to snake Ecuador's spot at WC22 WWI [1:04:30]: switched it up this week and going with a random mailbag Q&A REST OF WORLD [1:16:30]: the struggle is real to try and care about Nations League STOPPAGE TIME [1:19:30]: one of the most unanimous GOAWs in pod history Next up, exactly 12 months since our first chat, Chris Mueller [1:25:35] stops by to discuss what went right and wrong with his move from Orlando City to Scotland, lessons learned from his Hibs experience, why he didn't golf more over there, how his move back to the Chicago Fire went down, differences between Oscar Pareja and Ezra Hendrickson, where he gets his never-ending supply of motivational quotes and an answer to the question we have all been DYING to know: who his best looking GK teammate is.

    Ep 2.155: Pique's Icardashian spin-off, Pulisic comments & USMNT review + preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 82:52

    An emotionally contained Tyler Terens and BIG RED himself Tim Parker join to discuss... HEADLINES [6:00]: a "Keeping Up With the Icardashians" spin-off is in the works (zomg!), CCL changes and the Canadian men's NT go on a high-risk strike WHAT IF [26:00]: O/U goals Messi would score in MLS right now? (Related: is Tim Parker a secret sharp?) USMNT [29:00]: Morocco and Uruguay recaps, including status update on three "key" positions: who is GK1-GK3, ideal CB combo and best striker right now - plus what to expect from this week's Grenada and El Salvador Nations League games REST OF WORLD [54:45]: best thing about Ukraine getting tripped up by "bad guy" Wales plus (unbiased) thoughts on USMNT's Group B draw STOPPAGE TIME [1:04:20]: Best Bets and GOAWs -- f/t in depth debate about Pulisic's postgame comments about the American crowd support vs Morocco in Cincinnati last week

    Ep 2.154: UCL final, USMNT preview + Chief's generational Nottingham Forest experience

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 116:34

    HEADLINES: Aaronson to Leeds, Lewandowski burning Bayern bridges and Saint-Etienne's next level pitch invasion d-baggery WWI: winning UCL vs signing Mbappe for three years? CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: wtf happened outside the stadium, reaction to game itself and Real Madrid's ridiculous path, plus knee-jerk reaction to Sadio Mane's exit REST OF WORLD: Hit-It-N-Quit-It MLS Minute USMNT: who starts in Morocco and Uruguay friendlies plus what guys are we most interested in getting looks at STOPPAGE TIME: Best Bets and GOAWs Next up, Ryan Brandell (aka Barstool Chief) – fresh off a flight from London – discusses his path to becoming a Nottingham Forest dieheard, the stars aligning for both him and the club this season, what it was like sharing a once-in-a-lifetime experience at Wembley this weekend and favorite Forest chants.

    Ep 2.153: Pitch invasions, EPL decision day drama + UCL final preview/picks

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 114:01

    Larry Nance Jr and TJ McConnell join Tyler Terens and lone Tweedle rep Tommy McGunner this week in discussing... HEADLINES: uncertain future of pitch invasions, downside of Mbappe's PSG deal and where will/should Pulisic play next season WWI [37:00]: where would USMNT finish if they played in the Premier League? PREMIER LEAGUE [43:15]: final day drama at top and bottom of the table plus 2021-22 awards (POY, coach of year, best signing and biggest disappointment) REST OF WORLD [1:29:20]: Champions League final preview and predictions plus Hit-It-N-Quit-It-MLS-Minute STOPPAGE TIME [1:38:50]: Best Bets and GOAWs

    Ep 2.152: Messi to MLS, Arsenal's implosion & Troyes/USMNT's Erik Palmer-Brown

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 120:24

    HEADLINES: if/when Messi to Inter Miami is happening, MLS salary dump day, USMNT dual nationals "exploring options" and Jake Daniels coming out. WWI [25:30]: Sam's galaxy brain conspiracy theory about Roman Abramovich "selling" Chelsea... PREMIER LEAGUE [30:45]: TJ and Larry's bet on the FA Cup final plus Arsenal's dual implosions in NLD and vs Newcastle, and what to watch this weekend in the title race, top 4 battle and relegation fight. REST OF WORLD [59:10]: Championship and League One scenario planning, wild final weekend in Germany and abbreviated hit-it-n-quit-it MLS minute. STOPPAGE TIME [1:03:00]: Best Bets & GOAWs INTERVIEW [1:12:30]: Erik Palmer-Brown discusses a rollercoaster season starting with a failed transfer to Venezia and ending with Troyes escaping Ligue 1 relegation, playing vs PSG's Messi/Mbappe/Neymar this month, how he got back on Berhalter's radar and what playing Mexico in the Azteca for all the marbles felt like, what USMNT's best CB duo is right now in light of Miles Robinson's injury and, finally, if he is #TeamHank.

    Ep 2.151: Evil Empire, USMNT CB depth, NLD preview + CCL champ Kelyn Rowe

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 111:05

    HEADLINES: City cements Evil Empire status by signing Haaland and what Miles Robinson's injury means for USMNT at CB. WWI: you could go back in time and change the outcome of one game... PREMIER LEAGUE: Spurs ruining everything, Klopp butthurting, United's joke of a performance vs Brighton, the bleak road forward for Leeds and preview/predictions for North London Daerby (why in the world is Sam so confident?!?) REST OF WORLD: Hit It N Quit It MLS Minute and US Open Cup shoutouts STOPPAGE TIME: Best Bets & GOAWs INTERVIEW: Sounders' Kelyn Rowe on not expecting to dress for Concacaf Champions League final, why he did anyway, whether he pooped his pants (just a little) being subbed on after 10' in front of 70000 people, thoughts on 16yo Obed Vargas, his Macklemore-inspired yet Maklemore-less celly, shirtless postgame interviews, partying on a Wednesday in Seattle and what the key to turning things around after their slow domestic start to the season.

    Ep 2.150: Papa Pulisic, Burnley vs America + GIF Sundsvall's Forrest Lasso

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 148:26

    TJ McConnell joins this week thus adding his name to the 2023 contenders for NBA's biggest futbolista. HEADLINES [7:30]: debating Mino Raiola's legacy and Mark Pulisic's twitter bomb. WHAT IF [21:00]: The Babyjesus leaves, where is the best landing spot? PREMIER LEAGUE [27:00]: Chelsea's capitulation vs Everton, Burnley raining on America's parade, Power Tops/Bottoms and what games we are most interested in this week. REST OF WORLD [1:09:45]: Hit It N Quit It MLS Minute, Champions League preview. STOPPAGE TIME [1:21:00]: Best Bets and GOAWs. Next up Forrest Lasso [1:34:30] hops on again to discuss the complex calculus of deciding whether to jump overseas, how Sweden solved the culture (bathroom) war, how the Allsvenskan's level of play compares vs USL-C, weirdest thing he's eaten over there, poop box problems and Zlatan stories.

    Ep 2.149: Babyjesus Buzzerbeater, Spurs Stink + DCU's Julian Gressel on Losada's Exit

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 108:33

    HEADLINES [5:00]: UK gov't wants "soccer regulator", more FIFA fuckery & big news about MLS All-Star Game. WWI [19:30]: what if Ronny had signed with Man City. PREMIER LEAGUE [24:10]: Alisson shithousery, Arsenal snatches control of top 4 race from Spurs, Pulisic overcomes Tommy The Terrorist to save Chelsea, Burnley proving us all wrong & Power Tops/Bottoms [43:00]. REST OF WORLD [1:02:10]: "Hit It N Quit It MLS Minute" and Champions League predictions. STOPPAGE TIME [1:12:20]: Best Bets and GOAWs. Next up [1:21:30], good friend of the program Julian Gressel stops by to give us the inside scoop on what led to Hernan Losada's sudden dismissal, the ex-HC's relationship with players, he grades Chad Ashton's first pregame speech ahead of Saturday's win over New England plus Julian admits to insider info on the Bayern Munich friendly and he calls out (future teammate??) Gareth Bale.

    Ep 2.148: USMNT GK depth chart, Bumbling Burnley & Race for 5th

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 73:13

    HEADLINES: tragic Ronny news and Haaland chatter. WWI [9:00]: one-time switch preference. PREMIER LEAGUE [13:20]: FA Cup results and fallout f/t where Zack Steffen and USMNT goalkeeping competition go from here, if Burnley [34:45] was shrewd or stupid to fire Sean Dyche and Power Tops/Bottoms. REST OF WORLD [55:55]: oh no Barça and MLS "Hit It N Quit It Minute". STOPPAGE TIME [1:03:10]: acrimonious Best Bets and GOAWs.

    Ep 2.147: Ronaldo assault, City/Liverpool breakdown + chat with Liverpool's Katie Stengel

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 121:23

    HEADLINES: pencil pushers latest attempt to defile the beautiful game and Ronny's postgame assault of Everton fan. WWI: pick a soccer foursome to play 18 holes with. PREMIER LEAGUE: thots on City vs Liverpool and what upcoming games will decide the title, is Jesse Marsch getting credit he deserves, what dead weight does United need to cut this summer plus Power Tops/Bottoms and weekend preview (ft another Liverpool/City). REST OF WORLD: hit-it-n-quit-it MLS minute. STOPPAGE TIME: Best Bets and GOAWs. Next, Katie Stengel discusses her globetrotting career that has taken her to Bayern Munich, Australia, NWSL, Norway and now Liverpool where she hit the ground running with 8 goals in 15 games - plus a championship to boot. We chat about partying with Jurgen Klopp, differences in the standards on and off the field in the leagues she has played in, and her brushes with controversy thanks to an unfiltered social media presence.

    Ep 2.146: World Cup 2022 group draw, City/Liverpool preview + chat w/ ex-pro & agent Cody Laurendi

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 134:11

    HEADLINES: breakdown of USMNT's Group B draw for WC22, including serious concerns about FIFA's handling of situation (gasp!), as well as debate on Group of Death and which favorite is most likely to crash out at the group stage. WWI: which game at WC22 would your #1 choice to attend. PREMIER LEAGUE [30:00]: are Chelsea's top 4 hopes in jeopardy, are United's top 4 hopes dead, and impact of Arsenal/Spurs results on North London top 4 daerby; Power Rankings and preview of this week's massive City/Liverpool and Burnley/Everton fixtures. REST OF WORLD [1:05:15]: Champions League primer. STOPPAGE TIME [1:08:45]: Best Bets and GOAWs. Next up Cody Laurendi [1:16:40] discusses his transition from GK at Oklahoma City Energy in USL-C to soccer agent, what a day in his life is like, how cut-throat player recruitment is, biggest misnomers about the industry and shadiest dealings he has experienced thus far.

    Ep 2.145: USMNT qualifying postmortem + Premier League refresher

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 68:49

    Not very pretty. Not necessarily sober. But we got it done. WC22 qualifying or this week's episode? Yes. HEADLINES: thoughts on the window and knee-jerk reaction to how USMNT punched our ticket to Qatar. WWI: what if... we had lost 0-6? PREMIER LEAGUE: Power Rankings and what games look most interesting in watching this weekend. STOPPAGE TIME: Best Bets and GOAWs (with a sneaky helping of what else went down around the world in WCQ this week).

    Ep 2.144: USMNT preview + Montreal/Canada's Alistair Johnston

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2022 115:21

    HEADLINES: Keeping Up With The Icardashians update plus devastating news about The Mike Dean Show. EPL [11:30]: Arsenal not being Arsenal-y and heralding the genius known as Jesse Marsch. REST OF WORLD: Tyler's MLS Minute [18:15] then we go deep into the most important WCQ window of our lifetime [21:15] f/t scenario planning, roster reactions, anxiety levels and of course predictions. STOPPAGE TIME [51:30]: Best Bets and GOAWs. Next, Alistair Johnston [1:02:00] chats about Montreal's close loss to Cruz Azul in CCL and what the team's ceiling is this season, we dig in on what has made the Canadian NT so successful of late and who the ringleader is for postgame fun, and finally he offers some thoughts on why USMNT became predictable and what the team can do to be tougher to play against.

    Ep 2.143: Ronny vs Messi, Arsenal optimism + Orange County's Kobi Henry

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2022 112:59

    HEADLINES: Chelsea sanctions and Clint Dempsey or Alphonso Davies as world's best soccer musician. WWI [21:25]: what does Gregg need to achieve at WC22 to stay on for another cycle. EPL [26:15]: Ronny helps United mow Spurs' lawn begging question who's better him or Messi right now, the last time Arsenal fans were this optimistic, and Power Rankings (eg, if Everton are going down). ROW [55:30]: PSG fans booing Messi and Neymar and the "hit-it-n-quit-it-MLS-minute" f/t Tyler Terens. STOPPAGE TIME [1:03:45]: Best Bets (can Sam stay hot?) and GOAWs. Also, 17yo Kobi Henry [1:16:35] chats with Sam and Tommy about his path to Orange County SC, his surprise USMNT call-up in December, talking with guys in camp (Justin Che, Kevin Paredes and Caden Clark) about moving to Europe, and who he models his soccer and fashion games on... that last one might shock you.

    Ep 2.142: Queretaro/Atlas, Ronny-less Manc Dærby + Fire HC Ezra Hendrickson

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2022 101:07

    HEADLINES [6:00]: Queretaro/Atlas violence and impact on US/Mexico at Azteca plus Fuck Soccer Get Money European Super Leaguers back for more. WWI [14:30]: USWNT or field at WC23? PREMIER LEAGUE [30:30]: Ronny misses Manchester Dærby, Lil Sam fixes Everton, Kane catching Shearer, Marsch's Leeds debut and new Power Rankings [41:00] format predicting finishing order. ROW: UCL and Tyler's MLS Minute. STOPPAGE TIME [1:06:00]: Best Bets & GOAWs. Also, Ezra Hendrickson [1:21:15] talks path to HC of Chicago Fire, branding his coaching philosophy, "defense first" vs "good offense is best defense" and whether Columbus or St Louis will be biggest rival.

    Ep 2.141: Russia fallout, Marsch to Leeds & League Cup madness + RSL's Justin Meram

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2022 104:28

    Singer/songwriter Noah Kahan joins the Tweedles this week. HEADLINES: FIFA/UEFA handling of Russia and pressure on Chelsea's Abramovich, high risk/reward for Jesse Marsch at Leeds and US Soccer's new TV deal. WHAT IF [24:45]: if you could ask god one lifetime statistic ft a trip deep into Noah's psyche. PREMIER LEAGUE [31:45]: Make-Belieague Cup madness, City/Everton clownshow, Arsenal being good again, Husenhuttl lovefest, Power Rankings [58:00] and weekend preview (ft Manchester Daerby and Marsch debut). REST OF WORLD [1:08:30]: notable talking points from MLS opening weekend. STOPPAGE TIME: Best Bets and GOAWs. Next up [1:23:45] Justin Meram swings back through to discuss Real Salt Lake's expectations fresh off a shock run to Western finals, a possible shock return to play for the Iraqi national team this spring, whether his feelings for Orlando City fans have softened with time and his recent conversations with good friend Gregg Berhalter about shoes, behind the back passes and the pressure of USMNT.

    Ep 2.140: Equal pay, City/Spurs & 2022 MLS Preview ft Marcinkowski/Parker/Rosenberry/Rowe (Part 2/West)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2022 109:49

    HEADLINES: USSF and USWNT reach settlement on “equal pay” dispute. WHAT IF [6:30]: how much money would it take to not watch the World Cup. PREMIER LEAGUE [10:30]: Spurs vs City and title hopes fallout, Luiz Diaz love and Power Rankings. REST OF WORLD [43:20]: Serie A s/o and Champions League chatter ft USMNT injury concerns. STOPPAGE TIME [48:15]: Best Bets and GOAWs. Next up [59:20], MLS 2022 season preview (part 2/2) as SJ's JT Marcinkowski, Houston's Tim Parker, Colorado's Keegan Rosenberry and Seattle's Kelyn Rowe break down the Western conference, including candid predictions on teams to beat and favorite dark horses. Also touch on Kroenke potentially putting Super Bowl winnings into DPs, Sounders' biggest question mark, what to expect from Wondo-less Quakes and how dark things got for the Dynamo last season plus why fans should be excited.

    Ep 2.139: Bundesliga playoffs, EPL Top 4 + Bono/Freese/Gressel/Richey 2022 MLS Preview (Part 1/East)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 16, 2022 125:29

    Larry is back along with Tyler & the Tweedles. HEADLINES: Bundesliga mulling MLS-style playoffs and FIFPro drops hammer on Infantino's biennial WC. WWI [14:45]: where would soccer be if England won the Revolutionary War? PREMIER LEAGUE [19:50]: Tottenham's laughable defense, Everton's hope cycle, prognostications for ugly battle for 4th, Power Rankings and weekend preview (lowlighted by City/Spurs). REST OF WORLD [46:30]: Champions League chatter f/t Mbappe and away goals tiebreaker plus a surprising reaction to new MLS jerseys. STOPPAGE TIME [56:30]: Best Bets and GOAWs. Next up [1:05:20], MLS 2022 season preview (part 1/2) as Toronto's Alex Bono, Philly's Matt Freese, DC's Julian Gressel and Chicago's Spencer Richey break down the Eastern conference, including candid predictions about where one another's teams will finish and who the team to beat is, plus a surprise cameo from Christian Roldan (subtle flex by a certain guest) and which fanbase is the most brutal to go on the road and play against.

    Ep 2.138: USMNT postmortem, Lester's big week & Jay Demerit on WCQ status

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2022 108:57

    HEADLINES: robot VAR, Tommy's distaste for pets and Marc Overmars. USMNT [12:50]: we put a bow on WCQ window f/t MOTM vs Honduras, thoughts on Pulisic, final word on Berhalter's selfie kerfuffle and nervousness (1-10) about qualifying. PREMIER LEAGUE [26:40]: Boreham Wood and Nottingham Forest shoutouts, Power Rankings and midweek + weekend preview f/t big week for Lester and Wolves. WWI [45:00]: you had to wear a jersey of someone on the team you hate the most. STOPPAGE TIME [51:45]: Best Bets and GOAWs. Next up the legend himself Jay Demerit [1:02:30] stops by to give us a quick update on Watford and NFTs before giving his thoughts on USMNT's qualifying campaign so far, what letter grade he would give Berhalter, advice to Pulisic and who our best CB pairing is.

    Ep 2.137: USMNT vs Canada reax & Transfer Window winners/losers

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2022 78:15

    HEADLINE: disturbing Mason Greenwood situation. USMNT [8:20]: reaction to Canada game, biggest complaints and mistakes, whose stock has risen/fallen [33:15], changes and predictions for Honduras, and level of nervousness (between 1-10) about qualifying for WC22. PREMIER LEAGUE [52:00]: biggest winners and losers in January transfer window f/t questionable coaching appointments and players "manifesting" transfers to La Liga out of thin air. STOPPAGE TIME [1:10:00]: Best Bets and GOAWs.

    Ep 2.136: Turner to Arsenal, USMNT preview & ex-DC United GK Chris Seitz

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 107:12

    Tyler Terens and ex-Lou City striker Antoine Hoppenot join this week. HEADLINES: Arsenal force rule change, suspicious bets involving Arsenal player and transfer talk f/t pluses and minuses of Arsenal's "big" bid for Matt Turner. PREMIER LEAGUE [22:15]: Spurs' up and down week, a rare great week for Norwich, dorks with drones changing games and farewell to Uncle Claudio. REST OF WORLD [43:00]: thoughts on USMNT roster and preview (plus predictions) for the games vs El Salvador, at Canada and vs Honduras. STOPPAGE TIME: Best Bets and GOAWs. Next up newly retired Chris Seitz [1:18:45] discusses winning everything there is to win in US soccer -- MLS Cup, Supporters Shield and US Open Cup -- during his 15 years in MLS (and an NCAA title before that), what his Olympics experience was like in 2008, putting his career on hold in 2013 to donate bone marrow to save a stranger's life and finally some first-hand thoughts from a wizened veteran on the incredibly growth of the league.

    Ep 2.135: Post-Benitez Everton, North London DERP-y + chat w/ Kyle Martino

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 144:46

    Steve Ceruti of The Ringer joins Sam and the Tweedles. HEADLINES: transfer talk f/t Chris Wood and Diego Costa. WHAT IF [14:10]: does North America or Africa go further in WC22. PREMIER LEAGUE [19:00]: thots on Benitez "era" and who Everton should target as next manager, reaction to Arsenal wussing out of NLD, love to Leeds(!) and James Ward-Prowse and Power Rankings [47:30]. REST OF WORLD [1:03:40]: McKennie stays hot and player gets harpooned in Sevilla Daerby. STOPPAGE TIME [1:0815]: Best Bets and GOAWs. Next up Kyle Martino [1:20:30] explains his myriad projects and the unifying theory for changing the soccer world; we dig into his time at NBC (and relationships therein), the reason for his departure, which Robbie wins a cage match and if/when he will be back on TV; he spills the tea on what is holding the US Soccer Federation back; and we get the lowdown on his tattoos, massive tie-knots and what constitutes success for USMNT at WC22.

    Ep 2.134: McGregor vs Neymar, NLD preview + AFCON predictions

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 69:28

    Tyler Terens and Houston's Tim Parker join this week. HEADLINES [6:15]: Icardashian-related plea to the soccergods, Infantino's latest skullduggery and thoughts on Coutinho to Villa. WEEKLY WHAT IF [16:15]: you had to pick one soccer player to fight Conor McGregor. PREMIER LEAGUE [23:35]: FA Cup magic ft Kidderminster and Nottingham Forest; Power Rankings and weekend preview highlighted by City/Chelsea and North London Daerby. REST OF WORLD [44:45]: quick and dirty preview of AFCON plus predictions. STOPPAGE TIME [56:40]: Best Bets and GOAWs.

    Ep 2.133: Pepi/Dike transfers, RIPIP title race(?) + Philly GK Matt Freese

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 123:25

    Tyler Terens and Rudy Junda join the crew. HEADLINES [5:30]: transfer talk f/t Ricardo Pepi to Augsburg and Daryl Dike to West Brom, plus biggest needs/wants for PL clubs. PREMIER LEAGUE [31:30]: Arsenal/City and Chelsea/Liverpool postmortems, scenarios where City doesn't win league(?) and Power Rankings [58:00]. REST OF WORLD [1:10:00]: Barcelona is back baby and Rudy's undying love for Gareth Bale. STOPPAGE TIME: Best Bets [1:15:00] and GOAWs. Next up, Philadelphia Union's Matt Freese [1:30:00] offers an inside look at how news of the team's Covid-19 outbreak spread through the team and preparations for the surreal Eastern Conference final vs NYCFC, featuring the pregame speech he gave before kickoff. We also touch on his relationship with Andre Blake and plans for the future, plus what Brenden Aaronson has said about rumors of a January transfer.

    Ep 2.132: Pepi rumors, Tommy Tuchs the Anti-Christ(ian) + NYCFC's James Sands & Keaton Parks

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 132:44

    HEADLINES: Icardashians, FIFA rankings and Pepi to Wolfsburg(?) rumors. PREMIER LEAGUE [19:40]: Tommy Tuchs the Anti-Christ(ian), City/Lester reax, Power Rankings [43:30] and weekly preview ft Arsenal vs City and Chelsea vs Liverpool. REST OF WORLD: yawn. HYPOTHETICALS [1:06:00]: Roman Empire, Icardashians and Bielsa to USMNT. BEST BETS [1:25:40] and GOAWs. Next up [1:34:40] James Sands and Keaton Parks discuss NYCFC's playoff run, bouncing back from Portland's soul-crushing equalizer to win MLS Cup and postgame celebrations, Ronny Deila's nudist tendencies, how close Keaton came to losing a leg and James' thoughts on moving to Europe in January.

    Ep 2.131: UEFA+CONMEBOL, Spurs/LFC wildness + Timber's GK Steve Clark

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 107:50

    Scott Darling and Rudy Junda join the Tweedles this week. HEADLINES: Icardashians become (madly in love) international fugitives, UEFA and CONMEBOL join forces to screw FIFA, and FIFPro Best XII nonsense. PREMIER LEAGUE [21:05]: Spurs vs Liverpool breakdown, Harry Kane's existential crisis, luckless Leeds and Power Rankings. REST OF WORLD [51:55]: winners and losers from USMNT's 1-0 win over B-H. HYPOTHETICALS [56:15]: we start working through list of dozens of great submissions. BEST BETS and GOAWs. Next up Timber's Steve Clark [1:22:00] discusses wild MLS Cup final, penalty shootout and aftermath; his plans for free agency and we share a moment over the emotional conflict I feel when #samfam and the #GKU face off.

    Ep 2.130: UCL re-draw, USMNT P.O.Y. & Arsenal's Captaincy Curse

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 63:34

    HEADLINES: theories on UEFA's Champions League R16 draw, USMNT POY debate and (new segment) weekly 'what if?'. PREMIER LEAGUE [19:00]: covid so hot right now, City/Wolves reffing, Mikey's silver lining on Arsenal/Auba captaincy kerfuffle, Conor Gallagher [32:50] even hotter right now, Power Rankings and weekly preview. REST OF WORLD [49:50]: MLS Cup reaction and 'Bad News Bear-celona'. BEST BETS [56:15] and GOAWs.

    Ep 2.129: RBL does Marsch dirty, Villa vs Lester + Antwerp/USMNT's Sammy Vines

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 95:51

    HEADLINES: PSG women's drama update, RBL unceremoniously tells Jesse Marsch thanks for the years of hard work see ya, MLB fumbling the Big 4 bag and MLS Next Pro. PREMIER LEAGUE: more Hammy love, Aston Villa or Lester - who finishes higher this season, Brighton in trouble, Power Rankings and weekend preview (ft Gerrard's Villa visiting Anfield). REST OF WORLD: MLS Playoffs, Der Klassiker controversy, NWSL moves. BEST BETS and GOAWs. Next up [1:04:15] Sammy Vines joins to discuss his move from Colorado Rapids to Royal Antwerp in August, immediately getting throw into the deep end in Europa, insider perspective on US/Mexico f/t who drove the "Man in the Mirror" situation, plus Sammy invents a new official #SamFam hand gesture and pledges to throw it up when he scores a goal for the USMNT (thus allowing me to die happy).

    Ep 2.128: Ballon d'Or, Rangnick's United & 17yo American Luca Koleosho on life at RCD Espanyol

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 115:08

    Sam and a Tweedle are joined by Toronto FC's Alex Bono and Ringer's Steve Ceruti. HEADLINES: Icardashian update, Lewa vs Messi for Ballon d'Or and Ronny or Italy confirmed missing World Cup 2022. PREMIER LEAGUE [27:20]: expectations for Ralf Rangnick's United, brutal honesty on lower/upper bounds for Everton and Villa this season, Power Rankings and weekly preview f/t Merseyside Daerby, United/Arsenal and West Ham/Chelsea. REST OF WORLD [1:05:45]: Bones gives insider thoughts on MLS playoffs and Steve brings us up to speed on Serie A and most importantly where Dear Leader Jozay is in the honeymoon phase. BEST BETS and GOAWs. Next up 17yo American Luca Koleosho [1:32:00] discusses the sacrifices he and his family made so he could move to Spain to follow his dream as a 10yo -- TEN! -- what life in Barcelona was like this summer during the Messi saga, his plans and aspirations for Espanyol and (TBD) national team.

    Ep 2.127: Ole out (who in?), French footy fanaticism + USMNT/Heracles' Luca De La Torre

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 89:00

    HEADLINES: wildest Icardashian update yet, NBC renews vows with EPL and Man City's crypto shenanigans. PREMIER LEAGUE [12:15]: official predictions for Ole's replacement, takeaways from Liverpool shit-kicking of Arsenal, Power Rankings [30:15] and weekend preview f/t United visiting Chelsea (yikes). REST OF WORLD [46:45]: MLS/USL-C/NWSL playoff roundup, French footy fans really feeling themselves plus why you should watch Serie A. Best Bets [59:40] and GOAWs. Next up Luca De La Torre [1:07:20] discusses path from San Diego to Eredivisie by way of Fulham, thoughts on Mexico/Jamaica results, big brain move RTing his highlight video right before previous MNT roster was announced, what Gregg told him about latest window and the first (and second) thing he will do after we win WC22.

    Ep 2.126: USMNT, Liverpool/Arsenal & MLS playoffs + chat w/ Rapid's Rosenberry & Shinyashiki

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 124:52

    Featuring returning guest Toronto FC's Alex Bono. HEADLINES [5:20]: Icardashian update plus new twist in even wilder PSG drama on women's side. USMNT [14:15]: breaking down the glorious #dosacero vs Mexico and making sense of disappointing 1-1 draw at Jamaica. PREMIER LEAGUE [41:45]: weekend preview f/t Liverpool hosting Arsenal and thoughts on Gerrard to Villa. R.O.W. [1:09:00]: previews of the MLS playoffs with insider Bono and USL-C semifinals with insider Tommy McGunner, plus NWSL title game. Best Bets [1:22:50] and GOAWs. Next up Keegan Rosenberry and Andre Shinyashiki hop on again to discuss what went so right for Colorado Rapids this season, status checks on Keegan's Irish goodbyes and Dre's DMs plus what they think of the Sam's Army rebrand and an honest opinion on whether they would rather face Portland or Minnesota.

    Ep 2.125: ESPN vs NBC, Hammy Love & USMNT vs Mexico preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 93:46

    Sam and the Tweedles are joined by special guest Siraj Hashmi. HEADLINES: Icardashian update plus whether ESPN or NBC would be better rights owner for Premier League. PREMIER LEAGUE: sorting Manchester Daerby wreckage and compliments for West Ham and Arsenal (but not Tottenham), plus Power Rankings. REST OF WORLD: recap of big games on the continent plus MLS Decision Day, and a preview of US vs Mexico f/t preferred starting XI and predictions. Best Bets and GOAWs.

    Ep 2.124: #NoNunoNovember, Manchester Daerby preview + Revs/USMNT's Matt Turner

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 131:41

    HEADLINES: Icardi update plus Ronny ups the ante on Ronny Jr recruitment. PREMIER LEAGUE [10:00]: United saves Spurs season and shoots themselves in the nuts but how good a fit is Conte and how long can Ole hang on, plus Ramsdale's "amazing" save, West Ham lovefest, Unai to Newcastle, Power Rankings [41:30] and weekend preview f/t City vs United. REST OF WORLD [1:05:00]: Champions League chatter, games to watch and preliminary thoughts on USMNT roster for Mexico window. Best Bets [1:12:00] and GOAWs. Matt Turner [1:23:00] is back! We discuss whether the 2021 Revs are the best team in MLS history and what kind of pressure the team is feeling to win the cup; if he and Andrew Farrell are embarrassed about still playing Fortnite; moving to Europe in January vs after winning WC22; USMNT's mood coming out of October window, his thoughts on not starting vs Costa Rica, McKennie's status and best/worst trivia players on the team.

    Ep 2.123: Icardi shocker, what next for United + Sounders/MNT's Brad Evans chat

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 129:23

    HEADLINES: shocking turn of events in Icardi/Nara telenovela, Carli Lloyd's NT farewell and FIFA host city visits for WC26. PREMIER LEAGUE [9:40]: where do United with or without Ole go from here after Liverpool decimation, does United/Arsenal/Spurs finish higher, Power Rankings [26:40] and preview of an A+ weekend f/t Spurs vs United and Liverpool vs Brighton. REST OF WORLD [48:30]: Ligue 1 turning into the Wild West, El Clasico and rest of Super Sunday Soccerpalooza plus where Ricardo Pepi's ideal landing spot. Best Bets [54:50] and GOAWs. Brad Evans [1:05:30] on how insanely different the US soccer youth development system was 15-20 years ago; FIFA U20 World Cup experience f/t the hyped up battle between Leo Messi and Freddy Adu; Sigi Schmid's genius and if it would fly today; evolution from wanting out of Columbus to winning MLS Cup then immediately getting shipped out; Seattle Sounders culture shock; thoughts on USMNT's current WCQ cycle and story behind his new digital fundraising platform Contrib.

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