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World Soccer Talk
75 minutes | Jan 26, 2023
MLS needs a major player signing before MLS Season Pass
We share inside details about MLS Season Pass, how HBO Max did in coverage of its USMNT debut, what we learned from our interviews with NBC at the Premier League Fan Fest, what two English teams are going to single handedly boost NBC’s TV ratings, which European soccer league is the most boring to watch right now, whether Berhalter-Reyna battle is good or bad for soccer in America, whether The CW could be a good fit for soccer rights in the future such as NWSL, and why MLS needs to make a major move in the transfer window. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
55 minutes | Jan 18, 2023
How HBO Max & Telemundo did on USWNT debut
On this episode, we discuss US soccer’s debut on HBO Max and Telemundo, our thoughts on how TV broadcasters are getting more access during Premier League matches, your opinions about MLS Season Pass news so far, plus we have letters from you in the Listener Mailbag segment. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
63 minutes | Jan 11, 2023
MLS, TNT and FOX battle for commentators
We share our opinions about the new commentators named for MLS, USMNT and USWNT under their new media deals, how Chelsea got into the mess they’re in, inside information about where USL may be heading on TV, what MLS is missing from their match analysts, how the separate TV rights deals for US Soccer and MLS are different than from their previous combined deals, the impact that soccer commentators have on audiences, the pricing of MLS Season Pass, beIN SPORTS bounce back, and whether Ligue 1 may look for a different TV provider in their next deal. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
64 minutes | Dec 15, 2022
MLS wins streaming battle but loses TV war
We discuss what MLS' TV deal means for the league and soccer fans, our tribute to Grant Wahl plus a discussion of how the media covered the news, we look ahead to the World Cup final, as well as discussing our thoughts on the Gio Reyna and Gregg Berhalter controversy. Hosted by Christopher Harris and Kartik Krishnaiyer of World Soccer Talk. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19 minutes | Dec 9, 2022
Magic behind Telemundo's out of this world gol calls
Telemundo's World Cup coverage features nothing but pure emotion. Essentially, its broadcasters deliver the game in its most lively form. From rapid buildup commentary to seemingly unending golazo calls, the play-by-play voices are spectacular. One of those is Sammy Sadovnik, a Peruvian by birth who now calls game with Telemundo. He is one of the lead voices in Telemundo's World Cup coverage. At the 2022 World Cup, he was the voice behind Croatia's penalty shootout win over Japan, Uruguay's heartbreak in the group stage and Argentina's win against Poland. He talks about what this World Cup is like. He is one of the commentators to use the 'Goooooool' calls following a team scoring. Sadovnik even hit 17 seconds in one instance. The broadcaster discusses the physical challenges that come with broadcasting, but how it is all worth it in the long run. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
39 minutes | Dec 8, 2022
Big changes ahead for US Soccer and MLS
On this episode, we discuss MLS make their first moves in hiring commentators for the Apple broadcasts, we’ve got the details on US Soccer heading to HBO Max, speculation about the MLS TV deal. and - of course - we discuss the coverage of the World Cup. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
61 minutes | Nov 30, 2022
FOX Sports risk losing diehard soccer audience
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59 minutes | Nov 15, 2022
World Cup Preview: Comprehensive Guide to Watching Qatar 2022
Our comprehensive guide is going to explore all of the different ways you can watch and listen to the World Cup. That includes TV, streaming, radio as well as games in 4K, games on-demand plus social media. Hosts Christopher Harris and Kartik Krishnaiyer also discuss World Cup viewing tips, coverage of the Bundesliga, NWSL and Serie A, in addition to our thoughts on the latest documentaries about Qatar 2022. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15 minutes | Nov 14, 2022
FOX Sports' Landon Donovan on World Cup co-commentating
FOX's World Cup commentary team includes some great names with World Cup experience. Ian Darke, Derek Rae and JP Dellacamera are just some of those with incredible experience. However, there is a new voice working alongside one of those commentators that has experience on the pitch. In this episode of the World Soccer Talk podcast, Landon Donovan joins Kyle Fansler to talk about his role as a co-commentator at the World Cup. Donovan represented the USMNT in three World Cups, 2002, 2006 and 2010, but now joins Ian Darke in the commentator booth. The USMNT's joint-top scorer in history recounts Darke's call of that famous goal in 2010 against Algeria. Plus, he discusses what it is like to be on the media side of the World Cup, as opposed to being a player. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22 minutes | Nov 9, 2022
Fútbol Americas is heading to the World Cup
With the World Cup getting closer every day, those covering the tournament are in their final stages of preparation. Fútbol Americas, a popular studio show airing on ESPN+, has hosts Sebastian Salazar and former USMNT player Herculez Gomez. In this podcast episode, Kyle Fansler talks to Salazar and Gomez about their expectations and predictions for the World Cup. Also, the pair discuss their World Cup coverage plans, as Fútbol Americas will be in Qatar doing daily shows to highlight that day's events. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
59 minutes | Nov 4, 2022
Weird World Cup 2022
We explain why this may be the wildest World Cup ever (and not necessarily for good reasons), ESPN digs into the Qatar controversies, if the scandals will hurt NWSL, details about the USMNT World Cup squad announcement, can the Bundesliga ever be as big as the Premier League, why it’s hard to find good analysis about Portuguese teams, and whether players may hold back from giving it 100% for their club teams before the World Cup. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
58 minutes | Oct 28, 2022
MLS takes a bite out of Apple TV deal
World Cup, we discuss news about MLS’s Apple deal, our thoughts about CBS’s Destination Brooklyn, why MLS are planning on changing their playoffs next year, and two new documentaries of interest to most soccer fans. Hosted by Christopher Harris and Kartik Krishnaiyer. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
45 minutes | Oct 21, 2022
Why Peacock is a worthy World Cup viewing option
On this week’s episode, we discuss FOX’s plans for their coverage of the World Cup, how Peacock plans to broadcast the World Cup, Wrexham catches fire, and Serie A want Paramount Plus to pay more. This, plus we also have questions from you, the listeners. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
63 minutes | Oct 10, 2022
What to make of FOX's World Cup lineup
It's good to be back. We discuss FOX's commentators for the World Cup, the NWSL scandal, what this means for the US Soccer Federation, why Kartik is upset at ESPN, MLS ends their local broadcasts, USA's accomplishments at the World Cup and an important update about the World Soccer Talk Podcast. Plus we have Listener Mailbag with your questions answered on-air. Hosted by Christopher Harris and Kartik Krishnaiyer. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
57 minutes | Sep 24, 2022
World Cup Group B is up for grabs
Does anyone want to win Group B in this year's World Cup? USA and England are unable to get much-needed wins, while Wales and Iran are too inconsistent. In addition to discussing USA-Japan, Germany-Hungary & Italy-England, we discuss what the possible merger between NBCUniversal and WarnerBros-Discovery means for soccer fans, our thoughts on foreign investors buying clubs in Europe, whether LaLiga/Bundesliga/Serie A will ever be able to catch up with the Premier League, as well as answering your questions in the Listener Mailbag segment. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
60 minutes | Sep 14, 2022
Welcome to Wrexham
We discuss Welcome to Wrexham, the successful FX series, and discuss why pro/rel is or isn't a non-starter in this country. We also discuss the issues of ownership, community, TV coverage for lower leagues, as well as what makes this series different than the other two popular soccer shows, 'Sunderland 'Til I Die' and 'Ted Lasso.' We also take a tangent and discuss whether it's possible for the US Soccer Federation to set up its own breakaway soccer league in the United States in competition against Major League Soccer. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27 minutes | Sep 9, 2022
Humphrey Ker Interview: Executive Director at Wrexham AFC
World Soccer Talk's Kyle Fansler talks with the Execuitve Director of Wrexham AFC, Humphrey Ker. Most people can recognize Ker from his time on the FX documentary show Welcome to Wrexham. The show chronicles Wrexham's takeover by American actors Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds. Yet, at the crossroads of their ownership and the club itself is Humphrey Ker. In this discussion, Ker breaks down what he actually does with Wrexham in that role. Plus, he talks about how important the documentary itself is in both growing the game in the United States, while also shedding light on soccer just outside the top four division of the EFL. He talks about what he has learned, and what he has enjoyed the most during his time with the club, including some decisions regarding the documentary. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
64 minutes | Sep 5, 2022
Why CBS Hiring Ray Hudson is a Smart Decision
In this episode, we discuss the impact that VAR is having on the sport of soccer, CBS’s big addition and big loss to their coverage of the Champions League that begins this week, how big the transfer window was for the leagues in Europe, our thoughts on the big stories from the Premier League weekend, matches, and letters from you, the listeners. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
80 minutes | Aug 29, 2022
4 Managers Under Pressure in the Premier League
In this episode, we discuss the four Premier League managers who are in jeopardy after gameweek 4. We also share some big news from Peacock TV as well as our first impressions of Welcome to Wrexham, the new series on FX about a fifth tier club dreaming of promotion. Elsewhere, we chat about two USMNT strikers who need to be on the plane to Qatar 2022, and whether Anthony Gordon is worth £100 million. Other topics include discussing where you can watch the Sky Sports Transfer Deadline Day, whether the gap between MLS and Premier League will shrink, which games to watch this weekend, plus answering your questions in the Listener Mailbag segment. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20 minutes | Aug 25, 2022
Jordan Gardner Interview: American Investor's Journey In Europe
In this latest edition of the World Soccer Talk Podcast, episode 1443, Kyle Fansler talks to one of the youngest American owners of a European soccer club. Jordan Gardner is the co-owner and co-chairman of FC Helsingør. Helsingør is in the Danish 1st Division, which is the second tier on the Danish soccer pyramid. At under 40 years of age, Gardner took part control over the club back in 2019. Since then, under his leadership, the club earned promotion to the Danish 1st Division. Then, last season, it narrowly missed out on promotion to the Danish Superliga. Gardner brings a modern take on club ownership, which clearly yields success for a club punching above its weight. The use of data and analytics allows Helsingør to fulfill Gardner's aim of the club being a great spot for transfers and development. Gardner also discusses his biggest lessons and favorite moments during his time involved with the European game. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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