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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
Read more
Love the Troy Deeney interview

Very good

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

Latest release on Feb 20, 2020

All 82 episodes from oldest to newest

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

1hr

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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

2hr

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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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