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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 – with an emphasis on EPL, Champions League and USMNT plus plenty of room for touching on Spain, Italy, Germany, MLS, etc – in a way meant to appeal to fans both new and old. Whether breaking down recent results or previewing games on deck, The Sam's Army Podcast aims to keep things light and entertaining while also making sure you stay abreast of all the relevant goings-on in the wonderful world of soccer. Holler!

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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 – with an emphasis on EPL, Champions League and USMNT plus plenty of room for touching on Spain, Italy, Germany, MLS, etc – in a way meant to appeal to fans both new and old. Whether breaking down recent results or previewing games on deck, The Sam's Army Podcast aims to keep things light and entertaining while also making sure you stay abreast of all the relevant goings-on in the wonderful world of soccer. Holler!

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Big up Sam’s army

By Irvin Vasquez - Dec 27 2019
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Love the Troy Deeney interview

Very good

By Big Uzi Vert - Nov 08 2019
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This is a review. It is good.

iTunes Ratings

1338 Ratings
Average Ratings
1262
15
11
16
34

Big up Sam’s army

By Irvin Vasquez - Dec 27 2019
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Love the Troy Deeney interview

Very good

By Big Uzi Vert - Nov 08 2019
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This is a review. It is good.
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Sam's Army

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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 – with an emphasis on EPL, Champions League and USMNT plus plenty of room for touching on Spain, Italy, Germany, MLS, etc – in a way meant to appeal to fans both new and old. Whether breaking down recent results or previewing games on deck, The Sam's Army Podcast aims to keep things light and entertaining while also making sure you stay abreast of all the relevant goings-on in the wonderful world of soccer. Holler!

Rank #1: Groups C & D with Big Cat and Feits

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For the second installment of everyone's favorite World Cup podcast, Big Cat and Feits joins Barstool Sam to talk some Group of Death, and cover both groups C & D. Check it out, and subscribe as always.

Jun 12 2018

31mins

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Rank #2: Ep. 2: UEFA's POY, Chelsea/Arsenal, and a relationship status check on the Jozay/United

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 Sam and Jimmy are back breaking down the big stories of the weekend, including UEFA's shortlist for POY (5:05), Lazio ultra's plea for a safe space (12:08), and massive results in Chelsea/Arsenal (16:35) and Mighty, Mighty Brighton/United (30:03). We also run through the rest of the EPL (41:30) and Europe (1:06:57), and touch on MLS (1:12:53), before closing with a relationship status check on the Jozay/United (1:18:11).

Aug 21 2018

1hr 25mins

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Rank #3: Ep. 34: MLS Cup w/ Mickstape's Trill Withers + EPL Review & Champions League Preview

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Crossover episode featuring Mickstape's Trill Withers who joined us in attending and later discussing a remarkable MLS Cup [3:18], plus a special guest interview with Atlanta United superfan Waka Flocka [50:09]. We then get back to business with a recap of the weekend EPL action, starting with an exciting Chelsea/City game [52:35] and all the implications thereof, plus Everton/Watford [1:00:43], Bournemouth/Liverpool [1:03:11] and all the rest of the results. Next up is a quick Lap Around the World, touching on interesting scores in Germany [1:17:58], Spain, Italy and the Copa Libertadores Superfiasico [1:25:20]. Finally, we offer up a preview (plus predictions!) for the final week of the Champions League group stage [1:28:00], focusing on all the most compelling matchups, including Barcelona/Tottenham and Liverpool/Napoli.

Dec 11 2018

1hr 45mins

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Rank #4: Ep 2.16: Pochettino/Mourinho, USMNT and Jay DeMerit interview

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Sam and Mikey discuss ramifications and expectations from craziest day in Tottenham history. Postmortem of USMNT vs Canada/Cuba. Interview with Jay DeMerit about how a kid from Green Bay -- ignored by MLS -- ended up playing against Cristiano Ronaldo and Steven Gerrard at Watford, which striker was his absolute nightmare, and memories of 2010 World Cup. A look at the weekend ahead featuring previews + predictions for City/Chelsea, West Ham/Tottenham and upset special(s), and best games in rest of Europe.

Nov 21 2019

1hr 28mins

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Rank #5: Premier League Preview and Predictions

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First Offense Debut! 0:20 - Introductions (Barstool Sam & Jimmy Conrad)4:00 - Mission statement & Personal Pledges 8:40 - Premier League transfer winners18:25 - Premier League transfer losers29:40 - Storylines 34:00- Bottom 3 predictions36:55 - Top 4 predictions51:45 - Quick suggestions on gambling for this weekend's games plus an extra special message for listeners

Aug 10 2018

53mins

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Rank #6: Groups G & H with Zah and Mikey

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After teasing you with a little bit of 'The Gooners" yesterday before switching to Big Cat and Feits, we let Zah and Mikey go wild covering the final two groups (out of order) in Russia. Barstool Sam tries to keep the train on the tracks while discussing England's heavy Tottenham ties, Tunisia's odds, and whether Peter Crouch will be playing in this World Cup. Check it out.

Jun 13 2018

34mins

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Rank #7: Ep. 2.1: EPL Preview/Predictions & impromptu interview with DC United’s Quincy Amarikwa

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WE BACK! Sam's Army rises like a glorious phoenix from the ashes with cohost Mike Magee as we discuss EPL preview/predictions; some praise for VAR (!?!?); Neymar getting b-slapped by PSG fans; DCU's Amarikwa discussed impact of Wayne Rooney's impending departure; Mike has harsh but fair criticism for Zlatan; and games to watch this weekend!

Aug 15 2019

33mins

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Rank #8: Ep. 10: Champions League Matchday One Preview, EPL weekend review (f/t Spurs/Liverpool)

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Jimmy and Sam help shake off your post-international break hangover by diving back into this weekend's EPL results, starting with a heartfelt genuflection about what the Tottenham/Liverpool game says about each club (2:50) followed by our first -- of many -- caller voicemail questions (13:14). We follow that up with thots on Watford/United (16:49), lessons from Chelsea's in win over Cardiff (19:21), and a lovefest for Bournemouth's Ryan Fraser (29:28), Palace's Wilfy Zaha as MVP (31:21) and world-beaters West Ham (34:55), then wrap up EPL with an extremely controversial Top 4 / Bottom 3 debate (42:23). Next up is a brief lap around the rest of the world, featuring discussions about La Liga (47:10), Serie A (49:51), Bundesliga (54:53) and MLS (56:53), including another listener voicemail (104:57). Last but not least we run through everything worth watching this midweek during Champions League's first matchday (109:58), including previews and predictions for all biggest boner-inducing fixtures coming up on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Sep 18 2018

1hr 25mins

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Rank #9: Ep. 13: Interim USMNT Coach Dave Sarachan Interview , EPL Preview, Jozay vs Pogba

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Guest Hosts Mikey and Zah, Our first-ever interview is with interim USMNT coach Dave Sarachan (1:02) , VAR in the Champions League? (22:00), EPL preview featuring Chelsea vs Liverpool (34:35) , the latest update on the life or death power struggle between Jozay and Pogba (53:00); and Lap Around The World, including what to watch for this weekend in La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga and MLS (1:19:00)

Sep 28 2018

1hr 35mins

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Rank #10: Ep. 42: FA Cup, Mid-Season Best XIs & Make-Belieague Cup Preview (ft Spurs/Chelsea)

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We start out with a quick run-through of this past weekend's FA Cup results, highlighted by a conspiracy theory about EPL relegation contenders and what we learned from Liverpool's loss to Wolves. Next up we run through our preferred Best XI's from the first half of the season [7:05], and hand out some awards for best and worst surprises of the season to both teams and individual players [16:15]. We then run through a bolus of listener voicemails [30:05], touching on Arsenal's transfer plans, what if the top six and bottom six EPL managers traded places, thoughts on Tyler Adam's move abroad and a debate about the growth of soccer in America. Finally we close things out with previews of the midweek Make Belieague Cup games on deck, starting with City vs Burton [55:30] and closing up shop with an actual game involving Spurs and Chelsea.

Jan 08 2019

1hr 6mins

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Rank #11: Ep. 44 - Nashville SC unveiling + North London/Merseyside Daerby Previews

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Extra special (still-on-temporary-hiatus) bonus episode! Sam attended Nashville SC's unveiling event last week and sat down with CEO Ian Ayre to discuss his decade at the helm of Liverpool (2007-17) and plans for building his new cliub ahead of their 2020 launch in MLS [3:35]. Sam also bumped into Don Garber and got a chance to ask the MLS commissioner about the league's interest in embracing non-traditional media platforms [20:01]. Next up, Mikey and Sam ran it back one time for the homeys, previewing the two YOUGE daerbies in North London [22:10] and Merseyside [33:59] this weekend, did a quick Lap Around the World hitting on what to watch for in Germany, Italy and Spain [42:33], before finishing up with a rundown of the storylines heading into the 2019 MLS season [46:30] and offering some off-the-cuff predictions for the world's least predictable league.

Mar 01 2019

1hr 1min

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Rank #12: Ep 2.12: Balon d'Or, MLS Playoffs & Expansion + Blackhawks' Brendan Perlini Interview

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Sam and Dax McCarty -- who officially joins the crew as part-time D.P. (Designated Podcaster) -- start with hits and misses from the Balon d'Or short list. EPL weekend results featuring United holding Liverpool and pseudo-shoutout to Everton. Whether Bundesliga's newfound parity will last. Thoughts on MLS expanding to Sacramento, the possibility of promotion/relegation and new playoff format. LigaMX's nightmare week and second-hand stories from teammates about what playing in Mexico is really like. Sam also sits down with Brendan Perlini (Chicago Blackhawks Winger and loud/proud footy fan) to discuss where his love for the beautiful game came about, who the best soccer player in the NHL, and what hopes/dreams/aspirations he has for his beloved Manchester United, and also a quick and dirty weekend preview with predictions.  

Oct 24 2019

1hr 30mins

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Rank #13: Group Reactions with Jimmy Conrad & Big Cat

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Former USMNT player-turned-soccer-expert Jimmy Conrad joins Barstool Sam this week to recap the first round of group stage games, and a familiar voice (Big Cat) complains about all the fouls from Switzerland and the lack of action he has seen thus far. Check out the latest episode of Puty's World Cup Podcast.

Jun 20 2018

52mins

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Rank #14: Ep. 6: USMNT Roster Breakdown, Fixing Arsenal & Is Chelsea a Title Contender

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Sam and Jimmy opine on Messi's snub from FIFA P.O.Y. shortlist (1:40) and the freshly released USMNT roster for upcoming friendlies with Brazil and Mexico (7:04) before turning to the weekend that was, starting in EPL where we learned an important lesson about Spurs (30:18) and Sam explains precisely how to fix Arsenal (38:54). The boys run through the other games before almost coming to fisticuffs about whether Chelsea is a legitimate title contender this year (58:19) and give respective Power Rankings for Top 4 and Bottom 3. Next up is a Soccer Smorgasbord of all the happenings throughout the rest of the world, including love for France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Old Firm, MLS, LigaMX and even the Campeonato Brasileiro. Finally, after a quick Championship Check (1:32:08), we close out with a new segment in which we play a little "2 truths & 1 lie" about the BBW − Big Baller of the Week (1:33:09).

Sep 04 2018

1hr 35mins

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Rank #15: Ep. 22 - Atlanta Utd's Julian Gressel Interview + EPL/Clasico/Classique Rundowns

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Before getting into the crazy (and unfortunately tragic) weekend that was, we jump right in with an interview with Atlanta United winger (and MLS 2017 Rookie of the Year) Julian Gressel [2:16]. Next up is a postmortem of EPL games, featuring Spurs/City, United/Everton and what the Palace result says about Arsenal's "title hopes" [25:01]. After a quick Lap Around the World, including a dissection of Barcelona's dismantling of Real Madrid and a drunken final weekend in MLS [55:46], we close it out with a highly lubricated discussion of Le Classique (and the pageantry surrounding it) with Julian Stein, the founder of PSG's New York Supporter's Group [1:03:24].

Oct 30 2018

1hr 25mins

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Rank #16: Ep. 15; Champions League Review + EPL Preview f/t Liverpool vs City

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Quick hitter to get your mind right for the weekend ahead, starting out with a rundown of everything notable from an interesting second matchday of Champions League topped off with a power ranking (17:33) of the top five contenders as things stand right now. Next up is a rapid rundown of what to watch for in the EPL on Saturday and especially Sunday (22:59), with the feature games being a #1 vs #2 match-up between Liverpool and City along with a do-or-die fixture for Dear Leader Jozay as United host Newcastle, topped off with an abbreviated Lap Around the World (38:34).

Oct 05 2018

45mins

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Rank #17: Ep. 30: EPL Weekend Review (f/t Spurs vs Chelsea) and Champions League Matchweek 5 Preview

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Fresh off a YOUGE weekend, we start off by discussing a couple top stories -- Copa Libertadores Superfiasco [01:32] and cast our votes for US Male Soccer Player of the Year [05:27] -- before turning first to the EPL where there is plenty to talk about, starting with Spurs/Chelsea [08:28] and winding our way through United/success, Bournemouth/Arsenal and Watford/Liverpool. Next up is a quick Lap Around the World  [39:46], including the highlights (and lowlights) from Spain, Germany, Italy and MLS playoffs. Last but not least is a comprehensive preview of Champions League Matchday five [56:21], complete with the best previews and worst predictions for all the most interesting and compelling games coming up this midweek (notably PSG/Liverpool and Spurs/Inter).

Nov 27 2018

1hr 25mins

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Rank #18: Ep. 9: USMNT's Victory over Mexico & Weekend Preview for EPL + Rest of the World

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Whose stock rose and whose fell among USMNT hopefuls? Thoughts on Miazga/Lainez kerfuffle and fallout? Where do we go from here? Sam and Jimmy answer all your US soccer questions. After discussing some other top stories like possible UEFA (25:12) and FIFA (26:55) rule changes, and call into question some of the latest FIFA19 rankings, it's time for a comprehensive preview of the big weekend ahead in EPL, featuring Spurs/Liverpool (33:00) and Watford/United (38:22). Lastly we run through the rest of Europe (1:01:07), answer the age-old question of whether Bayern and/or PSG would win their respective league playing all season with 10 men (1:10:31), then close up shop with what to watch for in MLS this weekend (1:13:19).

Sep 14 2018

1hr 25mins

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Rank #19: Ep. 1: EPL, Rest of Europe & MLS + Sam's Two Biggest Man-Crushes

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First *official* episode of Barstool's first official soccer podcast. Jimmy Conrad and Barstool Sam preview this weekend's EPL games, then run through previews of Serie A, La Liga, Bundesliga and Ligue 1 before wrapping up with some MLS chatter. Timestamps: Intro (0:00); EPL (3:56); Stone Cold Locks (43:57); Power Rankings (46:27); Serie A (48:02); Sam's two man-crushes (55:40); La Liga (56:17); Bundesliga/Ligue 1 (105:34); New TV deals (107:59); MLS (111:39).

Aug 17 2018

1hr 21mins

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Rank #20: Episode 12 Ft. Mikey and Zah (The Gooners) : FIFA Awards, EPL (and World) Weekend Results

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Sam's Army Episode 12! Sam is joined by Guest Host's Mikey Podcasts and Zah (The GOONERS). Topics include(1:00) FIFA Best 11, POY and other awards announced, (13:10) Sam, Mikey and Zah go over the EPL results from the weekend ,(45:26) Top 4 Bottom 3 Power Rankings (50:27)before taking a lap around the world's results. Subscribe and Leave a review or a voicemail at (765) 343-9915 

Sep 25 2018

1hr 6mins

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Ep2.25: Naughty City, Selfish Barça + Tommy Smyth interview

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Sam, Mike Magee and Max Bretos hit this week's HOT TOPICS, starting with UEFA dropping the hammer on Man City, Klinsmann quitting Hertha, Jermaine Jones vs Alexi Lalas (re: Timmy Chandler's place on USMNT) and Concacaf Champions League. INTERVIEW: Tommy Smyth [[33:41]] stops by to discuss how he became the voice of ESPN's Champions League coverage, death threats and predictions galore, including Saturday's Tottenham vs Chelsea. WEEKEND PREVIEW [[01:13:18]]: harsh words for La Liga's treatment of Barcelona and Leganes plus the games to watch this weekend in Spain, Germany and Italy.

Feb 20 2020

1hr 27mins

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Ep2.24: Gio Reyna, fixing VAR + USMNT/Derby County's Duane Holmes interview

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Sam and Dax McCarty hit this week’s HOT TOPICS, starting with some heavy adulation for The Babyjesus Jr; simple VAR fixes that the Premier League should implement immediately; winners/losers of the January transfer window; and takeaways from recent USMNT/USWNT performances. INTERVIEW: Derby County's Duane Holmes [39:51] stops by to discuss what he's heard from Berhalter about future USMNT call-ups, what playing with Wayne Rooney has been like and what the England legend did for his club initiation, Shirts For Jordan and how Duane plans to celebrate winning WC22 and WC26. WEEKEND PREVIEW [01:05:46]: the games in an abbreviated weekend in the Premier League, plus massive trouble in Barcelona's paradise plus a MASSIVE top of the table tilt in Ze Bundesliga.

Feb 06 2020

1hr 14mins

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Ep2.23: Ed Woodward, Mourinho vs Guardiola + NYCFC’s Keaton Parks interview

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Sam and Mikey hit this week’s HOT TOPICS, including Ed Woodward no good very bad decade (but especially week), Klopp pooping on FA Cup, Christine Sinclair breaking records, Lord Bendtner the Danish reality TV star and a few words on Kobe Bryant. INTERVIEW: NYCFC’s Keaton Parks [23:21] stops by to discuss his experience playing in Portugal, what led him to New York, goals for USMNT Olympic qualifying and why he was sad his FIFA rating went up. WEEKEND PREVIEW [46:26]: the big games in Premier League starting with Lester vs Chelsea and Spurs trying not to get kilt by City (plus rapid run through rest of the slate) followed by the highlights elsewhere on the continent, including multiple Ligue 1 games because of Mikey’s fetish for French soccer.

Jan 30 2020

1hr 10mins

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Ep2.22: Chicharito, Gio Reyna & London has fallen f/t Max Bretos

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Sam and Mike Magee are joined this week by a true OG of televised soccer in the US in Max Bretos as Mike and Max set their Galaxy/LAFC biases aside (not really) to discuss the impact of Chicharito's signing on the LA rivalry and the MLS more generally, and (of course) some "early retirement" talk. Other HOT TOPICS include Dortmund's big day [21:45], whether London has ever been further from the center of the soccer universe (and how worried should West Ham fans be) [28:55], and if Solskjaer is really the problem at United [32:00]. INTERVIEW: Max reminisces [36:30] about his time calling European games at Fox Soccer, which pulls on Sam's heartstrings. WEEKEND PREVIEW: the big games in FA Cup and the continents [45:07], plus Max's favorites to win Bundesliga, La Liga and Serie A.

Jan 24 2020

58mins

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Ep 2.21: Interview w/ USMNT January camp mole (aka Matt Turner) + weekend prevu

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HOT TOPICS f/t cheating in soccer vs baseball; UEFAs latest dumbassery; The Babyjesus’ burrito and whether it’s time to fire up The Babyjesus Jr hypetrain. INTERVIEW with Matt Turner, who is embedded at USMNT’s January camp in Florida, about how things are going, who has scored on him most and which of the kids is impressing. WEEKEND PREVIEW f/t preps and predictions for Liverpool vs United, Arsenal vs mighty Sheffield Utd and the other big games in EPL, plus what’s what around rest of Europe.

Jan 17 2020

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Ep 2.20: Larry Nance Jr intervu + weekend prevu ft Liverpool/Spurs bloodbath

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Hot topics (including WWC every two years, USMNT moving January camp due to possible WWIII and transfer gossip/news rundown). Interview with Larry Nance Jr of the Cleveland Cavaliers about his love for Chelsea, why he was forced to quit playing the beautiful game, who the best soccer player in the NBA is, which sport is bigger on flopping and his [BREAKING MOOS] interest in buying a stake in a lower-tier club. Finally a weekend preview featuring an overmatched and outgunned Tottenham vs Liverpool, the rest of EPL and a huge slate in Serie A.

Jan 08 2020

1hr 13mins

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Ep 2.19: Watford's Troy Deeney interview + Sam/Mike/Dax on UCL matchups and weekend preview

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Sam, Mike Magee and Dax McCarty discuss this week's hot topics, including: best/worst Champions League matchups, FIFA Club World Cup and US Soccer's POYs. Sam then sits down with Watford's Troy Deeney [starts at 29:00] to discuss his incredible career, which has run the gamut from talented but troubled youth impressing scouts while nursing a hangover to eventually finding himself in jail, yet less than a year later scoring the UK's goal of the decade in the Championship playoff semifinal and going onto establish himself as a top striker in the Premiership. We also discuss which of his teammates is most obsessed with social media, where he ranks Messi vs Ronaldo vs Pulisic, if MLS is in his future and whether England or the US will win more World Cups in our lifetime. Finally, Sam and Dax [starts at 01:18:01] offer previews and predictions for the must-watch games this weekend, starting with Arsenal/Everton (under new coaches), Man City/Lester and Tottenham/Chelsea, plus what's what in the rest of Europe.

Dec 20 2019

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Ep 2.18: UCL, Atlanta Utd's Jeff Larentowicz + weekend preview

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Sam and Mikey discuss this week's hot topics, including: implications of Champions League results, Club World Cup, soccer flexing on Twitter, Cruzeiro and Sporting KC's new BIG money signing. Sam and Mike Magee chat with Jeff Larentowicz [starts at 20:09] about his new deal with Atlanta Utd, if/when Miles Robinson will head to Europe, what the big sticking points are in the CBA negotiations that will heat up this winter, and finally we get to the bottom of how the MLS Cup ended up at Magic City on that fateful night. Finally, Sam and Mikey [01:00:27] run through the big games to watch this weekend, featuring Arsenal/City and Wolves/Spurs, and include some predictions to get filthy rich fading.

Dec 13 2019

1hr 22mins

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Ep 2.17: Balon d'Or, Revs' GK Matt Turner interview + Manchester Daerby preview

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Sam and Mikey discuss this week's hot topics, including: what Balon d'Or got right/wrong, and whether Messi or Ronny will even win another one; Ansu Fati's insane 400M euro buyout clause and what it means for soccer; impact of IFAB's plan to allow temporary subs for head injuries; and breaking news regarding Chelsea's transfer ban. Sam chats with Matt Turner [starts at 22:19] about what (poor) life decisions led to him becoming a GK, path from Fairfied to the NE Revolution, his first Sportscenter highlight, what playing for Brad Friedel and Bruce Arena has been like, what it was like murdering Wayne Rooney in broad daylight, and whether he can beat Christian Pulisic at Fortnite. Finally, Sam and Mikey [01:18:32] touch on what games are worth watching this (and why) plus some predictions to get filthy rich fading.

Dec 06 2019

1hr 40mins

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Ep 2.16: Pochettino/Mourinho, USMNT and Jay DeMerit interview

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Sam and Mikey discuss ramifications and expectations from craziest day in Tottenham history. Postmortem of USMNT vs Canada/Cuba. Interview with Jay DeMerit about how a kid from Green Bay -- ignored by MLS -- ended up playing against Cristiano Ronaldo and Steven Gerrard at Watford, which striker was his absolute nightmare, and memories of 2010 World Cup. A look at the weekend ahead featuring previews + predictions for City/Chelsea, West Ham/Tottenham and upset special(s), and best games in rest of Europe.

Nov 21 2019

1hr 28mins

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Ep 2.15: Sam, Mike & Dax on Fire news, LFC/City & USMNT/Canada

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Sam finally corrals Mike Magee and Dax McCarty at discuss Dax's trade to Nashville and Fire firing (coach) Veljko Paunovic. Also, makes Sounders great. Quality & controversy of Liverpool/City + Sam's love for Sterling vs Gomez. Arsenal telling Aubameyang who he can be friends with. Chelsea's code of conduct. Ode to Robert Lewandowski. More racism in European soccer. USMNT vs Canada — should Gregggg be coaching for his job?

Nov 14 2019

1hr 7mins

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Ep 2.14: Liverpool/City preview with John Feitelberg + Omar Gonzalez interview

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Come for the weekend review and preview with long-time Liverpool fan John Feitelberg as he and Sam discuss soccer's evolution at Barstool, Sam's blind faith in The Babyjesus, John fixes VAR and finally a quick and dirty look at Sunday's monumental Liverpool/City game. Stay for Mike and Sam's interview with Omar Gonzalez about playing (and partying) with Beckham/Gerrard/Keane/Donovan, how much money Michael Bradley should offer teammates to help him win this weekend's $6.5-million game, and Omar's meatspin-related MLS Cup celebrations.

Nov 08 2019

56mins

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Ep 2.13: First Coming of Babyjesus, MLS playoffs + EPL gambling corner

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Sam is joined by Mike (Magee) and Mikey (Podcasts) to discuss the importance of Christian Pulisic's big day, some 1v1 therapy for Spurs and Arsenal fans, a special shoutout to Sheffield Utd; a first-hand breakdown of LA Dærby and MLS conference finals; and finally a rapid rundown of all the games worth watching this weekend in EPL, Bundesliga, La Liga, Serie A and Ligue 1 -- with all the [fade-able] picks, including several upset specials, to enrich your mind and wallet.

Nov 01 2019

50mins

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Ep 2.12: Balon d'Or, MLS Playoffs & Expansion + Blackhawks' Brendan Perlini Interview

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Sam and Dax McCarty -- who officially joins the crew as part-time D.P. (Designated Podcaster) -- start with hits and misses from the Balon d'Or short list. EPL weekend results featuring United holding Liverpool and pseudo-shoutout to Everton. Whether Bundesliga's newfound parity will last. Thoughts on MLS expanding to Sacramento, the possibility of promotion/relegation and new playoff format. LigaMX's nightmare week and second-hand stories from teammates about what playing in Mexico is really like. Sam also sits down with Brendan Perlini (Chicago Blackhawks Winger and loud/proud footy fan) to discuss where his love for the beautiful game came about, who the best soccer player in the NHL, and what hopes/dreams/aspirations he has for his beloved Manchester United, and also a quick and dirty weekend preview with predictions.  

Oct 24 2019

1hr 30mins

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Ep 2.11: Kyle Martino goes IN on what’s wrong with US Soccer

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USMNT group therapy session as Sam, Mike and special guest Kyle Martino discuss wtf is wrong with USMNT, whether Gregg Berhalter deserves more time and who is REALLY to blame for the problems at US Soccer. (Spoiler: Kyle pulled zero punches and goes IN on some people.) Also, prediction for United/Liverpool and MLS and NWSL playoff previews.

Oct 17 2019

37mins

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Ep 2.10: Rooney/Vardy drama, Beasley/Howard memories & USMNT preview with legend Clint Mathis

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Sam, Mike and Clint reminisce about the 2002 World Cup, Torsten Fucking Frings, the time MLS sabotaged a big-money transfer to Bayern Munich for one of us, and memories of Tim Howard and DeMarcus Beasley f/t the nightclub in Clint's basement. Sam fixes Tottenham and we discuss the ridiculousness WAG drama involving Wayne Rooney and Jamie Vardy. Finally we wrap up with what (and who) we do and do NOT want to see from the USMNT vs Cuba and Canada over the next five days.

Oct 11 2019

33mins

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Ep 2.8: ripip Spurs, Love 4 Liverpool/Salzburg & USMNT roster reactions

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Champions League post-morten including thoughts on Bayern's mind-bottling demolition of Tottenham, along with Liverpool vs Jesse Marsch's Salzburg and Barcelona/Inter. Rapid reactions to Greggggg's new USMNT roster tough on all the big talking points (Dest, MLS-centric, Trapp/Zardes + Aaronson). Behind the scenes look at what happens in the locker room on MLS salary dump day. Finally a preview of this weekend f/t Liverpool/Lester, bold prediction on Juventus/Inter and MLS Decision Day.

Oct 03 2019

56mins

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Ep 2.7: Dax McCarty on EPL, Pulisic, World XI & MLS playoffs

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Sam sits down with Chicago Fire's Dax McCarty to discuss what's what with EPL (Chelsea/Liverpool, Pulisic, dumpster fires at United and Tottenham); Barcelona and Messi's mortality; hits and misses in FIFPro XI and POYs; plus he breaks down the Fire's season and names his darkhorse to win MLS Cup (on the off chance Chicago doesn't win it)

Sep 27 2019

54mins

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Ep 2.6: Norwich/City fallout, Champions League craziness + Liverpool/Chelsea preview

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Norwich/City insanity & Watford/Arsenal implications. Champions League highlights + lowlights, including PSG's bittersweet win for Neymar, kudos for Jesse Marsch's RB Salzburg (plus crazy stories about playing with/against him) & Napoli's revenge. Weekend preview ft Liverpool/Chelsea + Sam's Lock of the Week, and what new ownership means Chicago Fire fans can expect in 2020 & beyond.

Sep 19 2019

29mins

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Ep. 2.5: USMNT postmortem + Weekend preview (w/ predictions)

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Sam and Mikey sort through the wreckage of USA/Mexico and pull out some positives from Uruguay draw. Weekend preview features United/Lester and Wolves/Chelsea (plus some locks and an upset special), along with Leipzig/Bayern and crunch time in MLS. Finally some much-deserved love for Phoenix Rising.

Sep 13 2019

38mins

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Big up Sam’s army

By Irvin Vasquez - Dec 27 2019
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Love the Troy Deeney interview

Very good

By Big Uzi Vert - Nov 08 2019
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This is a review. It is good.