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Kyle Martino of NBC Sports takes a deep dive into some of the most debated topics bouncing around the soccer community. The former MLS and USMNT player examines a variety of subjects each week with thorough insight and analysis. Subscribe and dive in!

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S3E26: USWNT vs. U.S. Soccer

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2019 81:05

Kyle Martino dives in on the lawsuit filed by 28 players from the United States Women's National Team against the U.S. Soccer Federation and analyzes how both sides will argue their case.Below are links to the articles and video referenced in this episode:Michael McCann's Sports Illustrated article: https://www.si.com/soccer/2019/03/08/uswnt-lawsuit-us-soccer-equal-pay-cba-eeoc-gender-discriminationSports Illustrated article on TV Ratings: https://www.si.com/planet-futbol/2015/07/06/usa-japan-womens-world-cup-tv-ratings-recordNike's USWNT Dentist Commercial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqdsL9QAVhc

S3E25: "Liverpool are Back!"

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2019 33:02

Kyle Martino dives in on the Premier League's dominance of the Champions League seeing four English teams qualify out of the eight quarter-finalists. Plus, why are Spurs "two-faced" and a chat on the new Real Madrid manager.

S3E24: Return of Old School Man United?

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 7, 2019 52:12

Kyle Martino dives in on the Champions League drama focusing on Manchester United's thrilling comeback at Paris Saint-Germain and why now is the time to announce Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the full-time manager (3:00). Plus, thoughts on Real Madrid's disastrous collapse against Ajax (21:00), the rumors of Jose Mourinho returning to Los Merengues (26:00) and a Premier League title race update after Liverpool's slip at Everton this past weekend (31:20).

S3E23: Back From Hiatus

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 27, 2019 60:06

Kyle Martino is back with That's A Dive first telling everyone what he's been up to this past month with his family, Street Soccer USA and Street FC (1:15). Then Kyle dives in on the Kepa/Sarri situation (21:45), the title race (36:35), Manchester United (48:55) and Mesut Ozil (54:00).

S3E22: 2019 January Transfer Deadline Day

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2019 136:40

A special edition podcast where Kyle Martino is joined by Rebecca Lowe, Robbie Earle, Robbie Mustoe and Neil Ashton assessing all 20 Premier League clubs as the 2019 January Transfer Window closes. Plus, reports and analysis from Sky Sports' coverage of deadline day.

S3E21: Sarri's Risky Move & Mourinho's Turn at Punditry

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2019 54:36

Kyle Martino dives in on the controversial comments made by Maurizio Sarri after Chelsea lost 2-0 to Arsenal and what it means for the Blues moving forward (5:15). Plus, assessment of the current state of the Gunners after head of recruitment, Sven Mislintat, leaves (21:00) and analysis on Jose Mourinho's comments over the weekend as he put on his pundit hat (31:55).

S3E20: Give Ole the Job!

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2019 50:46

Kyle Martino dives in on the fallout from Manchester United's 1-0 win at Tottenham and what it means for Mauricio Pochettino and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (5:45). Plus, a look at Chelsea's youth products - Christian Pulisic & Callum Hudson-Odoi (24:40) and a goodbye to a couple of Premier League legends - Cesc Fabregas & Petr Cech (38:30).

S3E19: Title Race Back On

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2019 43:53

Kyle Martino crashes The 2 Robbies Podcast to dive in on Manchester City's 2-1 win over Liverpool with Robbie Mustoe and Robbie Earle to discuss what it means for the Premier League title race (1:00). Plus, the boys give their thoughts on Christian Pulisic's decision to join Chelsea next season (25:50).

S3E18: Title Race Is On & Midseason Awards

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2018 44:47

Kyle Martino dives in on the current state of the title race after Manchester City lost to Crystal Palace and Leicester City this past week putting Liverpool and Tottenham both in front of the defending champs (4:20). Plus, Kyle goes over his midseason awards (17:10).

S3E17: Mourinho Out & Special Guest: DaMarcus Beasley

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2018 68:15

Kyle Martino dives in on Jose Mourinho and Manchester United parting ways and what happens next for the Special One and United (0:45). Plus, an amazing interview with DaMarcus Beasley starting with how he got his start in soccer, the experience he gained playing with the Chicago Fire as an 18-year-old, how he coped with the racism he faced while playing in Europe and what it's like to have Kyle as a roommate (28:00).

S3E16: Saving Money for January

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2018 49:31

Kyle Martino dives in on the latest Champions League action seeing Liverpool and Tottenham both earn a spot in the Round of 16 (3:30). Plus, thoughts on Manchester City after their loss to Chelsea (19:45) and the motivational problems we are seeing with some star players from Manchester United and Chelsea (28:40).

S3E15: There's No Way Back For Mourinho

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2018 51:03

Kyle Martino and Robbie Mustoe join forces for another hybrid episode of the TAD pod and 2 Robbies podcast. They take a deep dive into Manchester United sharing the points with Arsenal, Chelsea losing to Wolves, Manchester City showing their dominance with another win, the new USMNT head coach appointment and look ahead to an exciting Fan Fest in NYC.

S3E14: This One's For Our Lovers

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2018 106:25

Kyle Martino dives in on the fallout from the postponement of the 2nd leg of the Copa Libertadores Final between River Plate and Boca Juniors (4:35) before getting into a meaty Champions League recap focusing on PSG 2-1 Liverpool (18:10), Tottenham 1-0 Inter Milan (29:45) and Manchester United 1-0 Young Boys (35:25). Then Kyle dissects what options Maurizio Sarri has for a Plan B (if any) at Chelsea (55:20), gives his take on the reports Gregg Berhalter will be named the next head coach of the USMNT and what's really going on behind the scenes with the U.S. Soccer Federation (1:15:20).

S3E13: Claudio 'The Tinkerman' Ranieri is Back!

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2018 52:47

Kyle Martino takes a dive into Fulham replacing Slavisa Jokanovic with Claudio Ranieri (04:00), Man City cruising past Man United in the Manchester Derby (20:30) and explores the divided opinion on the Wayne Rooney Foundation International match between England and the USA (38:00).

S3E12: Another smash 'n' grab for Mourinho

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2018 47:16

Kyle Martino takes a dive into Arsenal's recent draw against Liverpool and reflects on the 'Emery Project'. Then gives his assessment of Liverpool's progress under Jurgen Klopp. Finishing up discussing a late come from behind win for Manchester United at Juventus. Also, listen out for an explanation of the Medusa analogy that caused Rebecca Lowe to laugh out loud this weekend.

S3E11: Remembering Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2018 52:30

Kyle Martino shares his thoughts on the tragic passing of Leicester City chairman, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha (4:20), his return to Columbus this past weekend (12:05), Manchester City's win at Tottenham (20:00) and an impressive performance from Manchester United (36:00).

S3E10: State of USMNT & More Mourinho Moaning

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2018 77:17

Kyle Martino takes a deep dive on the latest developments surrounding the United States Men's National Team (5:45:), the fallout from Jose Mourinho and Manchester United after their 1-0 loss to Juventus (25:00), Arsenal's resurgence during their 10-match winning streak (53:45) and an update on the Premier League title race (1:06:10).

S3E9: Special Guest: Michael Bradley Vol. 2

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2018 30:07

Kyle Martino has a quick thought on Liverpool-Manchester City (2:00) and Manchester United's comeback victory against Newcastle (5:15) before chatting with special guest, Michael Bradley, on the United States Men's National Team (12:00).

S3E8: Pogba Will Never Captain Manchester United Again

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2018 49:16

Kyle Martino takes a deep dive into the continuing power struggle between Jose Mourinho and Paul Pogba. Looking back at the key flash points in this troubled relationship and ultimately who will come out on top in this heavy weight contest.

S3E7: Liverpool Can't Stop Winning & Spurs Can't Stop Losing

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2018 44:04

Kyle Martino takes a deep dive on a big week for Liverpool which saw the Reds come away with victories against Tottenham and PSG (7:40), a down week for Spurs which saw them lose their third straight after falling 2-1 to Inter (20:20) and whether or not Eden Hazard truly is the best in Europe (30:10).

S3E6: Clint Dempsey hangs up his boots

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2018 39:43

Kyle Martino takes a deep dive into the developing young batch of USMNT players (03:50), Clint Dempsey's retirement (17:00) and compares the success and failures of aspiring top 4 contenders, Mauricio Pochettino and Jurgen Klopp (26:40).

S3E5: Special Guest: Weston McKennie

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2018 20:59

Ahead of the United States' upcoming matches against Brazil and Mexico, Kyle Martino is joined by USMNT Player, Weston McKennie. Kyle and Weston dive into what it was like for McKennie learning how to play soccer in Germany as a young boy, continuing his development as a teenager in Dallas and what led him to where he is now, playing in the German Bundesliga for FC Schalke.

S3E4: Mourinho is fighting for his job

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2018 6:44

This is a bonus episode of the TAD pod, in today's Match of the Day Rebecca, Robbie Earle and I took a dive into the very real prospect of Jose Mourinho losing his job. Anything but a win for Man United against Burnley could spell the end for one of the greatest managers in the world.

S3E3: That's A Dive/2 Robbies Crossover Pod!

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2018 39:45

Kyle Martino and Robbie Mustoe join forces for the first ever That's A Dive/2 Robbies Crossover podcast! Kyle and Robbie get into Tottenham's 3-0 victory at Old Trafford discussing what it means for Jose Mourinho (3:00), what to make of Spurs' perfect start (17:10) and how this result might shape the race for the Top-4 (27:20).

S3E2: Two Matches in & Manchester United Already in Crisis?

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2018 37:07

Kyle Martino takes a deep dive on the state of Manchester United after their 3-2 defeat at Brighton and recent quotes from Jose Mourinho, Paul Pogba and Pogba's agent, Mino Raiola (2:15). Plus, assessment on Chelsea's 3-2 victory over Arsenal at Stamford Bridge (15:30) and debating just how many horses there are in this Premier League title race (27:20).

S3E1: The Premier League is Back and so is That's A Dive!

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2018 71:13

Kyle Martino is back with That's A Dive looking back on the opening weekend of the 2018-19 Premier League season sharing his thoughts on Liverpool (7:15), Manchester City (16:30), Tottenham (24:10), Arsenal (33:00), Manchester United (45:00), and Chelsea (1:00:15).

Season 3 Trailer

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2018 0:41

Kyle Martino is out in the U.K. prepping for the 2018-19 Premier League season but will return with Season 3 of That's A Dive following opening weekend.

S2E10: Season 2 Finale!

Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2018 46:20

Kyle Martino takes a deep dive on the fallout from the FA Cup Final after Chelsea's 1-0 victory over Manchester United and what it means for both Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte (3:50). Plus, Kyle shares his thoughts on Unai Emery to Arsenal and Manuel Pellegrini to West Ham (16:50) before giving a quick World Cup preview (26:30) and an assessment of the current state of the United States Men's National Team (29:40).

S2E9: Liverpool, Relegation & Farewell to a Legend

Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2018 40:21

Kyle Martino takes a deep dive on Liverpool's recent struggles (7:00), what's at stake for West Brom, Southampton, Swansea and Huddersfield all fighting for Premier League survival (18:00) and pays tribute to Andres Iniesta who recently announced he will leave Barcelona at the end of this season (29:15).Note: Here is the link to the Steven Gerrard/David Brent comparison video: https://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/955990/Rangers-news-Steven-Gerrard-trolled-Ibrox-David-Brent-The-Office-videoEnjoy!

S2E8: North London Examined & Klopp's #2 Leaves

Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2018 38:22

In today's episode, Kyle takes a deep dive into three timely topics: Arsenal beyond Arsene Wenger (3:15), accurate expectations for Tottenham (14:30) and Liverpool without Klopp's #2, Zeljko Buvac (24:40).

S2E7: Au revoir Arsene

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2018 46:53

Kyle Martino dives in on the sudden announcement by Arsene Wenger to leave Arsenal at the end of the season (2:30), Liverpool's entertaining Champions League win over Roma (19:20) and the significance of Tottenham's exit from the FA Cup after their semi-final defeat to Manchester United (31:50).

S2E6: Pundit Exchange Recap & City Win the Title

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2018 37:53

After returning from his Pundits Exchange Program in England, Kyle offers his insights into calling matches at the London Stadium (9:00) and Anfield (14:4530) before crowning City the greatest team in Premier League history (24:55)!

S2E5: Manchester Derby Fallout & What's Wrong With Chelsea?

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 10, 2018 50:20

Kyle Martino takes a deep on Saturday's thrilling Manchester Derby first examining the knee-jerk criticism Manchester City is receiving (4:00) before looking at what the performance and comeback means for Manchester United (18:00). Plus, after another poor result for Chelsea, Kyle analyzes what's gone wrong at Stamford Bridge this season (34:15).

S2E4: Spurs, Man City & LAFC Gets Zlataned

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 3, 2018 38:00

Kyle Martino dives in on Tottenham's impressive 3-1 victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge (4:15) and Manchester City's place in history as they inch closer to securing the Premier League title (15:00). Plus, how can we not do what everyone else did this past weekend and look back in awe as Zlatan Ibrahimovic announced his presence with authority in his MLS debut for the LA Galaxy against LAFC (25:30).

S2E3: Int'l Break Recap

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2018 60:51

In today’s podcast, Kyle Martino takes a deep dive on the USMNT’s win against Paraguay which featured some exciting up-and-coming talent (6:44), analyzes England’s draw against Italy - VAR strikes again! (26:40). And finally, Kyle responds to the #United2026 naysayers who are against North America’s 2026 World Cup bid (39:49).If you want to read Kyle’s article for Sports Illustrated, here’s the link:https://www.si.com/soccer/2018/03/21/kyle-martino-us-soccer-president-election-reflection

S2E2: Mo Salah, Mo Goals

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2018 49:43

In today’s episode of That’s a Dive, Kyle Martino blows through the whistle several times as he discusses Jose Mourinho’s press room antics yet again (2:50). Then, Kyle heaps praise upon Liverpool’s red-hot Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah (20:20) before ending the show with a discussion on FIFA’s decision to use VAR in this summer’s World Cup (36:40). And if you want to hear that Liverpool fan song in full, here's the link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3oaVzA9muA

S2E1: TAD Pod is Back! Mourinho, Kane & Premier League Rapid Recap

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2018 56:51

Kyle Martino is back with the second season of his podcast: That's A Dive. Topics include Kyle's reflections on the U.S. Soccer presidential elections (0:45), the state of Manchester United under Jose Mourinho after their Champions League elimination (9:30), the impact of Harry Kane's ankle injury (29:00) and a look at what's changed and what hasn't in the Premier League since we last heard from Kyle on the TAD Pod (38:30).

That's A Dive is Back!

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2018 0:50

Official trailer announcing the return of That's A Dive with Kyle Martino. Season 2 returns later this week!

S1E28: Halloween Themed Special

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2017 39:37

Kyle starts off the episode by reading the best listener provided soccer themed Halloween costumes (1:00), then takes a deep dive into Spurs without Harry Kane (5:10), looks into the Everton situation (15:30) and ends the show by giving Arsenal some love (24:45)

S1E27: Koeman, Klopp and Conte

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2017 36:31

In today’s That’s a Dive, Kyle turns TAD POD into SAD POD as he discusses a trio of sad managerial storylines. Kyle takes a deep dive into Everton’s decision to sack Ronald Koeman (2:50), Liverpool’s stuttering defense under Jurgen Klopp (15:09) and Antonio Conte’s rumored instability at Chelsea (25:20)

S1E26: Scoreless at Anfield, City run riot and Kyle’s (almost) run for U.S. Soccer President

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2017 61:42

Kyle Martino takes a deep dive into Man United’s scoreless draw at Liverpool (05:30) – is Mourinho bad for football? Why do his team’s play so defensively? Then, Kyle crosses over to the blue side of Manchester and discusses City’s incredible form (17:15) – would a PL title be Guardiola’s greatest managerial achievement? And finally, Kyle circles back to U.S. Soccer and announces that he almost ran for President of the federation (28:20)

S1E25: USMNT Fail to Qualify for 2018 World Cup

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2017 48:21

Kyle Martino takes a deep dive on what the heck happened in Trinidad & Tobago that led to the United States Men's National Team failing to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1986 (0:15). How did this happen? Who is to blame? How does the USMNT move forward? Kyle answers all that and more and is later joined by former Jamaican international player and NBC Sports colleague, Robbie Earle, to get his thoughts on the situation as well (22:30).

S1E24: Special Guest: USMNT captain Michael Bradley

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2017 31:33

USMNT captain Michael Bradley dives right into how he knew he could be a professional soccer player (3:00), proving himself as a teen-and how Christian Pulisic is doing this now (6:00), making the decision to go to play in Europe (12:13), being a veteran as the USMNT tries to qualify for the World Cup (20:30), having his dad back with the national team (23:15), and the team mentality heading into the qualifier (25:10)

S1E23: Chelsea 0-1 Man City Reaction, Harry Kane's Class & USMNT Preview

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2017 47:44

Kyle Martino takes a deep dive on Manchester City's impressive form after their 1-0 victory at Stamford Bridge (5:15), what class Harry Kane belongs in after his terrific run in September comes to an end (16:20) and what to watch for in the final two qualifiers for the United States Men's National Team as they take on Panama and Trinidad and Tobago (28:00).

S1E22: To Dive or Not to Dive, Striker Redemption & NFL National Anthem Demonstrations

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2017 51:55

In today’s episode, Kyle gives the title of his pod some much needed attention, as he discusses the penalty that wasn’t given to Jay Rodriguez in Monday’s match at Arsenal (09:05), uses Oumar Niasse as an example of “striker redemption” (19:15) and lastly, weighs in on the current National Anthem demonstrations going on in the NFL (31:55).

S1E21: The Ozil/Alexis Debate, Liverpool's Struggles & Mighty Manchester

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2017 51:07

Kyle Martino takes a deep dive on how Arsene Wenger changed his lineup/tactics at Chelsea with Mesut Ozil out injured and Alexis Sanchez on the bench (6:15), Liverpool's recent struggles since that 4-0 victory over Arsenal (21:00) and the good times continue to roll in Manchester for both United and City (34:10).

S1E20: Assessing Man City, Mourinho The Ticking Time Bomb & De Boer Out at Palace

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2017 49:56

Kyle Martino takes a deep dive on Pep Guardiola's influence on Manchester City so far this season coming off the impressive 5-0 victory over Liverpool (11:30), Jose Mourinho's mind game tactics after Manchester United's draw at Stoke (23:30) and the sudden decision by Crystal Palace to sack Frank De Boer after only four matches in charge (33:55).

S1E19: USMNT World Cup Qualifying Rewind

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2017 57:30

Kyle Martino takes a deep, deep dive on the USMNT’s recent World Cup Qualifiers. Kyle hits on the Federation’s decision to play the match in New Jersey (06:15), Bruce Arena’s tactical set up (22:30) and takes a step back to look at the entire qualifying picture (40:09). Kyle also touches on the Premier League’s decision to close the transfer window before the start of the season (53:05).

S1E18: Special Guest: Tim Howard

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2017 60:58

Kyle Martino takes a deep dive with special guest Tim Howard ahead of Friday’s World Cup Qualifier. The USMNT’s #1 talks about still playing at age 38 (38:42), watching Christian Pulisic’s development (44:08), Clint Dempsey’s role coming off the bench (45:20), playing under Bruce Arena again (47:41) and the current state of affairs at his old club Everton (58:07). Kyle also covers Liverpool’s impressive display against Arsenal (06:23), Raheem Sterling’s sending off at Bournemouth (24:32) and the frustrations of the transfer window (27:35).

S1E17: Chelsea's Resolve, Spurs' Wembley Woes & Assessing Liverpool

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2017 44:16

Kyle Martino takes a deep dive on the resolve showed by Chelsea and Antonio Conte after their victory against Tottenham, what that Spurs defeat really means for their expectations at Wembley this season and wonders if the picture at Anfield is beginning to look brighter for Liverpool.

S1E16: Costa v. Conte Crisis at Chelsea!

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2017 21:32

Kyle Martino takes an emergency dive with the latest jabs being thrown back and forth between Diego Costa and Antonio Conte/Chelsea reaching a new level as Conte laughs off a question about Costa from a reporter during his latest press conference.

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