Rank #1: 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 #2: 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 #3: 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 #4: 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 #5: It Wasn't a Dream: The USMNT Isn't Going to the World Cup (Ep. 10)
The Ringer's Chris Ryan, Micah Peters, Ryan O'Hanlon, and Donnie Kwak sort through the U.S. men's national team's disastrous 2-1 loss to Trinidad and Tobago. Who's to blame for the U.S. missing the World Cup? How big of a setback is it for soccer in America? And what can be done to make sure this doesn't happen again? This week, we don't believe that we will win.
Rank #6: Barcelona Is Back! (Ep. 6)
The Ringer’s Chris Ryan, Ryan O’Hanlon, and Micah Peters express their displeasure at the untimely international break (2:00), question the controversial refereeing in the Liverpool–Manchester City match (5:50), and analyze Stoke City’s decision to play Kurt Zouma out of position (11:20). Then, they debate whether Stoke City is actually good (22:25), scrutinize Crystal Palace’s change of managers (27:00), and zoom out to examine all of European soccer, including possible Champions League sleepers (36:30).
Rank #7: The Premier League Season Finale | Ringer FC
We toast the end of the PL season with a star-studded show: Ryan O’Hanlon and Chris Ryan join to discuss Liverpool falling short to Manchester City and the superiority of English football (0:54). Then we issue exit surveys on Manchester City with Tyler Tynes (36:30), Chelsea with Miles Surrey and Shaker Samman (44:35), and Spurs with Kevin Clark (57:10). Then the hosts discuss the states of Arsenal and United before doling out some PL awards (69:20).
Rank #8: 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 #9: International Breakdown (Ep. 5)
Playing a man down this week, The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Ryan O'Hanlon share their massive overreactions to Wold Cup qualifying (0:48) before welcoming colleague and suffering Arsenal fan Donnie Kwak for Zonal Question Marks (12:50). Finally, Chris and Ryan discuss their analysis and outlook for the U.S. men's national team (24:50).
Rank #10: 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 #11: Who's the Best New Striker in the Premier League? (Ep. 8)
Playing a man down this week, The Ringer's Ryan O'Hanlon and Micah Peters discuss this week's news in soccer, including PSG's Cavani-gate, (0:49), then they indulge in some massive overreactions (9:38). Next they are joined by The Ringer's resident troll, Donnie Kwak, for some zonal question marks including Alvaro Morata's hot start for Chelsea (27:30). Finally, in honor of the Champions League matches Micah and Ryan ponder, "Who is the best team in the world?" (45:25).
Rank #12: World Cup 2018: Breaking Down Belgium’s Instant-Classic Comeback Win Over Japan | Ringer FC (Ep. 45)
The Ringer's Donnie Kwak and Ryan O'Hanlon connect to recap the first six matches in the round of 16, including Belgium's comeback win against Japan and the Neymar show that pushed Brazil through to the quarterfinals over Mexico. Then they run through some tournament news and preview tomorrow's matches: Sweden-Switzerland and England-Colombia.
Rank #13: 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 #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: Everything You Need to Know About Soccer's Game of the Year (Ep. 18)
The Ringer's Ryan O'Hanlon, Chris Ryan, Micah Peters, and Donnie Kwak connect to discuss Arsenal and Manchester United's match of the season (0:55). Then they tackle some Zonal Question Marks, in which they ask, "Is Tottenham in crisis?" (26:45). Finally they look ahead to the 2018 World Cup and make some way-too-early predictions for winners, losers, and sleepers (38:00).
Rank #16: Liverpool Triumph! CL Final Emergency Pod | Ringer FC
We talk about the Reds’ 2-0 Champions League Final win over Tottenham in Madrid, discussing their man of the match (04:39), the armpit-ball (09:55), Liverpool battening down the hatches in the second half (15:24), and what the future holds for these two teams.
Hosts: Donnie Kwak
Rank #17: We're Never Gonna Stop Talking About Liverpool 4, Manchester City 3 (Ep. 23)
The Ringer's Ryan O'Hanlon sits down with fellow Liverpool fan Chris Ryan to gush about Liverpool's 4-3 win over previously undefeated Manchester City (0:17), before connecting with Donnie Kwak and Micah Peters to discuss some Massive Overreactions, including about Arsenal's dismal play (10:40). Then they ask the question "What comes next for Real Madrid?" (49:15) and Ryan talks with StatsBomb owner Ted Knutson about the January transfer window (61:45).
Rank #18: Can Manchester United Win the Title With José Mourinho? (Ep. 11)
The Ringer's Ryan O'Hanlon, Micah Peters, and Donnie Kwak, still dizzy from the USMNT's failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, sit down to discuss some news (0:17) and then indulge in some massive overreactions, including Jose Mourinho's post-match comments (9:25). Next, the guys tackle some zonal question marks, including Newcastle's fate (31:45). Finally, Ryan and Micah connect with USMNT correspondent Noah Davis to talk about the state of U.S. Soccer and what the nation has to look forward to (48:48).
Rank #19: CL Semifinals Instant Reactions | Ringer FC
The FC crew is joined by Nico Morales to discuss the first legs of the Champions League semifinals—Barca vs. Liverpool and Spurs vs. Ajax—and if the English teams can overturn their deficits in the second legs (0:50). Then, they discuss the weekend’s controversy at the Leeds-Aston Villa match (24:30). Finally, they preview the last two match days of the Premier League season and discuss who will win the title and finish in the top four (34:30).
Guest: Nico Morales
Rank #20: Breaking Down a Wild January Transfer Window and Kyle Martino on His Run for US Soccer President | Ringer FC (Ep. 24)
The Ringer's Ryan O'Hanlon, Micah Peters, Chris Ryan, and Donnie Kwak break down the specifics of the January transfer window by examining the crises at Arsenal (2:10), Chelsea (11:00), and Manchester United (19:25). Then the guys try to explain why this year's transfer window was so hectic (27:35). Finally Ryan and Chris sit down with TV analyst, former MLS player, and U.S. Soccer presidential candidate Kyle Martino to talk about the problems plaguing American soccer and how he proposes to fix them (47:05).