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Caught Offside: Ripped from the headlines

On this week's pod, the boys take a look at Chelsea and wonder if there's still another level that they can get to. Plus, Barcelona's crisis seems to deepen, JJ addresses Ted Lasso's big night and we honor the great Jimmy Greaves.

1hr 31mins

22 Sep 2021

Rank #1

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Suarez Saves Atleti's Day

The FC crew break down Atletico Madrid's victory over Getafe and question if Diego Simeone's side can challenge for the league with another unconvincing win. Plus, the guys discuss the fallout from Barcelona's 1-1 draw with Granda and how Lionel Messi's knee injury will affect PSG's upcoming fixtures.

1hr 2mins

22 Sep 2021

Rank #2

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Futbol Americas: Who should be the next Chivas head coach?

On Monday’s episode of Futbol Americas, Herculez and Sebastian debate the firing of Chivas head coach, Victor Manuel Vucetich, asking the question: why now? With this, the guys segway into Herc’s Top 3 candidates for the open Chivas HC job. The guys also analyze Rayados' win over Tigres in the Clásico Regio. Then Herc and Sebi go into the weekend MLS action in the segment the GOOD, the BAD and the UGLY. Next, Matthew Hoppe sits down with Sebi to discuss a variety of topics including, his transfer to Mallorca and USMNT future. Finally, the guys preview the Leagues Cup final between León and Sounders in the segment 'Book It'.

55mins

21 Sep 2021

Rank #3

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Are Chelsea Title Favorites?

The FC crew break down Chelsea's beatdown over Tottenham on the weekend and discuss whether they should be considered the title favorites in the Premier League. Plus, the panel debate Harry Kane's poor performances to start the season, Ronaldo's penalty claims against West Ham and Barcelona's timid display at home against Granada.

1hr 2mins

20 Sep 2021

Rank #4

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Gab and Juls: Have Tottenham already given up on Nuno?

Mark Ogden joins Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens to look back at Tottenham's 3-0 defeat against Chelsea and ask how much pressure is Nuno Espirito Santo under. Plus they discuss Romelu Lukaku's influence for Chelsea, Lionel Messi's reaction to being substituted & Real Madrid's late 2-1 victory against Valencia. 

1hr

20 Sep 2021

Rank #5

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Tight Fight atop Premier League

The FC crew discuss Real Madrid's dramatic win over Valencia and break down how Manchester United and Chelsea took care of business in the Premier League. Plus, how much trouble are Juventus in after dropping points against AC Milan? And is Erling Haaland the best striker in the world?

1hr 6mins

20 Sep 2021

Rank #6

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Liverpool Press On as Man City Stumble

The FC crew discuss Liverpool continuing their solid run of form after their 3-0 victory over Crystal Palace and debate whether everyone underestimated them coming into this season. Plus, Manchester City squander an opportunity to bag 3 points against Southampton, Arsenal win two-in-a-row, Bayern Munich roll to another thumping victory, and Julian Nagelsmann calls out European football for not being tech savvy like the NFL.

47mins

18 Sep 2021

Rank #7

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Futbol Americas: Why do MLS clubs keep failing in CCL?

On Friday’s episode of Futbol Americas, Herculez and Sebastian react to the CONCACAF Champions League semifinals. The guys discuss why MLS teams keep failing to win the competition. Then, Herc and Sebi analyze Carli Lloyd’s five-goal extravaganza vs. Paraguay. Later, Jeff Carlisle joins the show to discuss the U.S. Soccer Federation's negotiations with USWNT and USMNT. Then, the conversation switches to Leagues Cup, where Seattle Sounders became the first MLS team to reach the competition’s final. Is this redemption for the MLS? Finally, the guys preview the Clásico Regio between Tigres and Monterrey. They go through the Top 5 moments in Clásico Regio history. 

1hr 14mins

18 Sep 2021

Rank #8

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Has Lukaku Surpassed Harry Kane?

The FC crew discuss all the biggest matches to look forward to on the weekend, including a juicy matchup between Chelsea and Spurs where the panel discuss whether they would prefer to have Romelu Lukaku or Harry Kane on their team at the moment. Also, Manchester United need a bounce back against West Ham after their mid-week UCL defeat, and Juventus face a tough test against AC Milan that might see them slip further back in the Serie A table.

57mins

17 Sep 2021

Rank #9

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ESPN Daily: The Fight for the Soul of Manchester United

When arguably the world’s most popular athlete, Cristiano Ronaldo, took the pitch this past weekend for arguably the world’s most popular soccer club, Manchester United, two truly global sports brands were reunited on the legendary pitch at Old Trafford. The same iconic stadium, that months earlier, was literally stormed by Man United supporters who were fighting against the globalization of the sport they love. Wright Thompson, who was there for Ronaldo’s return to the team he played for more than a decade ago, takes us inside the fight for the soul of Manchester United, and explains why it’s a battle that’s about much more than just a soccer club.

34mins

17 Sep 2021

Rank #10