Rank #1: Massive Overreactions to the First Two Weeks of European Soccer | Ringer FC (Ep. 53)
The Ringer’s Donnie Kwak, Ryan O’Hanlon, and Micah Peters give some massive overreactions to the first two weeks of Premier League matches (4:08). Then they take of quick tour of other European soccer news (43:36).
Rank #2: 2018 World Cup Preview and the Inside Story of How the USMNT Missed the Tournament | The Ringer FC (Ep. 32)
The Ringer’s Chris Ryan, Ryan O’Hanlon, Micah Peters, and Donnie Kwak lay out all of their previews and predictions for the 2018 World Cup groups (0:38). Then O’Hanlon connects with writers Andrew Helms and Matt Pentz to discuss their feature reporting why the USMNT didn’t make the 2018 World Cup (36:29).
Rank #3: Massive Overreactions to Week 1 of the Premier League (Ep. 2)
The Ringer's Chris Ryan, Micah Peters, and Ryan O'Hanlon team up to break down Week 1 of the Premier League, including massive overreactions (2:22) and Week 1 superlatives (18:50). Then they are joined by colleague and Arsenal fan Donnie Kwak to discuss Arsenal, Manchester City, and Tottenham (39:45), and finally they speculate on some exciting transfer rumors (50:05).
Rank #4: Why Aren't We More Excited About Manchester City? | Ringer FC (Ep. 29)
The Ringer's Chris Ryan, Micah Peters, Ryan O'Hanlon, and Donnie Kwak reunite to discuss why they aren’t that excited about Manchester City winning the Premier League (01:10) and the stickiness that surrounds the Wolverhampton promotion (10:10). Then they talk about Harry Kane betting his daughter’s life on a goal he may or may not have scored (22:05), Gianluigi Buffon’s red card and the reactions that followed (29:10), and Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s World Cup status (40:50).
Rank #5: World Cup 2018: Spain and Portugal's Instant Classic, Plus Previewing This Weekend’s Games | Ringer FC (Ep. 35)
The Ringer’s Chris Ryan, Ryan O’Hanlon, and Micah Peters react to Spain and Portugal’s instant classic in the group stage before looking ahead to this weekend’s slate.
Rank #6: Raheem Sterling and an Alan Shearer AMA | Ringer FC (Ep. 61)
The Ringer FC crew offers instant reactions to Spurs and Liverpool advancing to the CL knockout round (0:45), then Chris Ryan joins to discuss the aftermath of the Raheem Sterling racism incident (7:30) as well as the new USMNT manager and other world football news. Finally, soccer legend Alan Shearer joins to answer burning questions about the Premier League (48:00).
Rank #7: Ajax Knock Real Madrid Out of the Champions League | Ringer FC
The FC crew is joined by Chris Ryan and Kevin Clark to discuss Ajax’s stunning Champions League defeat of Real Madrid and Tottenham’s win over Dortmund (02:34). Then Chris expresses worry about Liverpool’s poor run of form (13:36) and Kevin discusses his beloved Spurs (and Orlando City SC) (22:36). Finally, the panel has a free for all about new soccer rules, the Kepa controversy, and footballers on Instagram (40:17). Hosts: Donnie Kwak, Micah Peters
Rank #8: World Cup 2018: Vive La France and World Cup Awards | RInger FC (Ep. 51)
The Ringer's Donnie Kwak, Micah Peters, and Chris Ryan sit down to close out the 2018 FIFA World Cup with a recap of the final. They talk France's dedication and Croatia's ability to overcome adversity before asking whether this is the beginning of a French dynasty. (1:25:00). Then they hand out some World Cup awards, including: Best Defender, Best Attacker, Best Goal, and Worst Haircut (26:40).
Rank #9: Will Tottenham Ever Win Another Game at Home? (Ep. 3)
Playing a man down, The Ringer's Ryan O'Hanlon and Micah Peters recap the past week in soccer, including news on Kylian Mbappé (0:00) and massive overreactions (6:14), before they're joined by colleague and bald correspondent Donnie Kwak for last week's superlatives in Zonal Question Marks (30:25). Then they wrap up with the Pulisic watch and some Neymar in Ligue 1 (51:43).
Rank #10: Transfer Frenzy (Ep. 4)
The Ringer's Chris Ryan, Donnie Kwak, Ryan O'Hanlon, and Micah Peters recap the past week in soccer, including a Liverpool transfer-van conspiracy (2:20), massive overreactions to last week's matches (18:10), zonal question marks (31:55), and transfer speculation (44:20
Rank #11: N’Golo Kanté Is the Premier League's MVP (Ep. 14)
The Ringer's Ryan O'Hanlon, Micah Peters, and Chris Ryan sit down to discuss the past week in soccer, including the youngsters being called up for the USMNT's upcoming friendly against Portugal (0:17). Together they indulge in some Massive Overreactions, including N’Golo Kanté's impact on Chelsea (3:35), then they tackle some Zonal Question Marks, such as, "Do you care when your team plays it safe?" (20:30). Finally, Ryan connects with sports lawyer Jake Cohen in the wake of Michael Emenalo's resignation as Chelsea technical director (30:35).
Rank #12: World Cup 2018: How Germany Got Knocked Out of the World Cup | Ringer FC (Ep. 43)
The Ringer's Chris Ryan, Micah Peters, and Ryan O'Hanlon connect to recap Germany–South Korea, Serbia-Brazil, Mexico-Sweden, and Switzerland–Costa Rica. They look ahead to some of the more anticipated matches in the round of 16, including France-Argentina, Brazil-Mexico, and Uruguay-Portugal, before previewing tomorrow's matches.
Rank #13: World Cup 2018: Damn, Belgium Actually Did It | Ringer FC (Ep. 47)
The Ringer's Donnie Kwak, Micah Peters, and Ryan O'Hanlon connect to recap the first half of the 2018 World Cup quarterfinals: France-Uruguay and Belgium-Brazil. They talk some national team news and club-level transfer rumors before previewing Sweden-England and Russia-Croatia.
Rank #14: The Ringer F.C. Starting XI (Ep. 21)
The Ringer's Ryan O'Hanlon, Micah Peters, and Donnie Kwak connect to form The Ringer F.C. starting eleven (1:00), then the guys look ahead to 2018 (36:55).
Rank #15: Harry Kane Is the Monster Under Liverpool's Bed (Ep. 12)
The Ringer's Ryan O'Hanlon and Micah Peters are joined by Donnie Kwak for his first full 'FC' podcast. They skim some news stories, including the USMNT's new interim coach (0:17). Then they indulge in some Massive Overreactions, such as Harry Kane's role in the dismantling of Liverpool last weekend (7:15). Next, long-lost cohost Chris Ryan joins the squad for some Zonal Question Marks, including the biggest bust in the EPL so far (28:00). Finally the guys try to shed some light on the anxiety surrounding some Premiere League managers (48:25).
Rank #16: The End of Sarri-ball and #EmeryOut? Plus CL Review | Ringer FC (Ep. 66)
The FC crew is joined by Nico Morales to discuss the Champions League round of 16 first legs (2:00). Then they break down the mini-crises at Chelsea and Arsenal (24:15) and discuss the Liverpool–Manchester City title race game by game (44:50). Finally, they get hyped for the new MLS season (60:15). Hosts: Donnie Kwak, Micah Peters Guest: Nico Morales
Rank #17: World Cup 2018: England Beats Back Colombia and the Ghosts of Penalty Shoot-outs Past | Ringer FC (Ep. 46)
The Ringer's Chris Ryan, Micah Peters, and Ryan O'Hanlon sit down to recap a wild finish to the round of 16. They talk about England besting Colombia in a match that came down to penalty kicks, as well as a lackluster match between Sweden and Switzerland that sent Sweden to the quarterfinals. Then they preview the World Cup quarterfinals matchups: France-Uruguay, Brazil-Belgium, England-Sweden, and Russia-Croatia.
Rank #18: It’s Liverpool’s Title to Lose: State of the Top Six | Ringer FC (Ep. 63)
With the Premier League season halfway over, the 'Ringer FC' crew answers burning questions about the top six: Miles Surrey joins to talk about Chelsea’s signing of Christian Pulisic and Manchester United’s resurgence (5:00) while the xG god Ryan O’Hanlon triumphantly returns to discuss Liverpool’s chances as well as City, Spurs, and Arsenal (29:30). Hosts: Donnie Kwak, Micah Peters
Rank #19: World Cup 2018: Football, It Turns Out, Is Not Coming Home | Ringer FC (Ep. 50)
The Ringer’s Ryan O’Hanlon, Donnie Kwak, and Micah Peters give their instant reactions to Croatia’s win over England to advance to the World Cup final. Then they give a quick preview of Croatia and France’s matchup for the Cup and an update on transfer news.
Rank #20: Champions League, Champions League, Champions League | The Ringer FC (Ep. 30)
The Ringer’s Chris Ryan, Micah Peters, Ryan O’Hanlon, and Donnie Kwak connect to talk about the UEFA Champions League (2:56) and the fall of Arsenal Football Club and Arsène Wenger (19:33) before finishing up with some Italian soccer talk (35:17).