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Barca Blow Lead in Napoli
The FC crew reacts to Barcelona drawing even with Napoli in the Champions League. Then, they discuss Arsenal's abysmal performance in Porto, where the home team grabbed a last minute winner. They also break down Liverpool's win against Luton Town and the announcement that Thomas Tuchel will leave Bayern Munich at the end of the season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
59:37 22/02/2024
Inter Inch Toward UCL Quarters
The FC crew reacts to Inter's Champions League Round of 16 win over Atlético Madrid and discuss the odds of Atléti coming back in the second leg. Then, the guys break down the controversial penalty call that lead to the 1-1 Dortmund-PSV draw. Plus, a look at the Premier League title fight following Manchester City's 1-0 victory over Brentford. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
58:26 21/02/2024
Futbol Americas: American Trio Shine
On Monday's episode of Futbol Americas, Herculez Gomez and Sebastian Salazar recap the Americans abroad this weekend. Next, ESPN Netherlands analyst Marciano Vink joins the show to discuss the Concacaf quartet at PSV. Then, the guys make their 2024 MLS season predictions. Also, we recap the Concacaf W Gold Cup preliminary round. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
63:52 20/02/2024
Tuchel's Last Stand?
The FC crew continue to react to the fallout of Bayern Munich's loss to Bochum and question why the German manager hasn't been sacked after a horrendous run of form. Mario Melchiot and Jan Aage Fjortoft also join the show to question if Man United's undefeated streak will propel the Red Devils to a Top 4 finish. Plus, the guys react to another loss for Girona and argue if the Cinderella story is over for the Spanish side. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
61:36 20/02/2024
Gab & Juls: Man City stumble in title race
Julien Laurens is joined by Don Hutchison to break down Manchester City's 1-1 draw with Chelsea and how Mauricio Pochettino's tactics factored into the match. Then, the guys discuss Bayern Munich's loss to Bochum and look at where the team goes from here. Plus, a look ahead to Inter Milan-Atlético Madrid in the Champions League Round of 16. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
48:55 19/02/2024
Treacherous Times for Tuchel
The FC crew are joined by Archie Rhind-Tutt to react to Bayern Munich's shocking 3-2 defeat against Bochum and discuss if Thomas Tuchel's job is at stake. Then, Sid Lowe joins the guys to discuss Real Madrid's 1-1 draw against Rayo Vallecano. Plus, the crew break down Manchester United's 2-1 victory over Luton Town and their current five-game winning streak. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
68:55 19/02/2024
Haaland's Goalscoring Blues?
The FC crew react to Chelsea and Manchester City's 1-1 draw and question if the Citizens can win the title with such a vulnerable defense this season. Plus, Frank Leboeuf and Julien Laurens join the show to break down important title race wins for Liverpool and Arsenal. The guys also praise Xabi Alonso's Bayer Leverkusen for keeping the foot on the gas pedal in their 2-1 win over Heidenheim. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
66:06 18/02/2024
Inter's UCL Title Charge?
The FC crew react to Inter's dominant 4-0 victory over Salernitana and argue if last year's UCL runners-up have a chance at reaching the final again this season. Plus, Steve Nicol explains where he thinks is the best place to lineup Kylian Mbappe next season for Real Madrid and Don Hutchison joins the show to break down why Liverpool will be missing Alisson this weekend at Brentford. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
63:49 17/02/2024
Futbol Americas: Europa League Roundup
On Thursday's episode of Futbol Americas, Herculez Gomez and Sebastian Salazar react to the UEFA Europa League midweek action. Then, the guys analyze Gregg Berhalter's comments on Dest's red card and Tyler Adams injury update. Next, we recap the Concacaf Champions Cup, where Club America squeak by and Tigres knock out Vancouver. Also, Chelsea FC forward Mia Fishel joins the show to discuss the U.S. Women's National Team. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
65:02 16/02/2024
Mbappe Says Au Revoir to PSG
The FC crew react to news that Kylian Mbappe intends to leave PSG this summer. Julien Laurens joins the show to explain why the striker has made his decision and Alex Kirkland previews where he might be playing next season. Plus, Mark Clattenburg joins the show to explain why he thinks RB Leipzig's disallowed goal against Real Madrid should have stood. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
75:00 16/02/2024
Gab and Juls: Bayern’s not-so-perfect return to Champions League
Julien Laurens is joined once again by Stewart Robson to break down Bayern Munich’s 1-0 loss to Lazio in the first leg of the Champions League Round of 16. The guys also take a look at the rest of the Champions League fixtures over the past few days, the strange way Son Heung-min injured his finger, plus much more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
57:04 15/02/2024
Is Tuchel's time up?
The FC crew reacts to Bayern Munich losing the first leg of the Champions League Round of 16 to Lazio and what the future holds for Thomas Tuchel at the club. Plus, the guys break down PSG's 2-0 victory over Real Sociedad and discuss their odds to advance far in the competition. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
53:10 15/02/2024
No Jude? No Problem for Real Madrid
The FC crew reacts to Real Madrid’s UCL Round of 16 victory over RB Leipzig and question the controversial disallowed goal for the German side. Jan Aage Fjortoft also joins the show to praise Kevin De Bruyne's display in Man City's 3-1 win over Copenhagen and explain just how important the Belgian is for the Citizens. Plus, the guys continue to break down Bayern Munich's 3-0 loss against Bayer Leverkusen and discuss if Thomas Tuchel can survive a poor performance on Wednesday against Lazio. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
59:52 14/02/2024
Futbol Americas: Pulisic Goes Cold
On Monday's episode of Futbol Americas, Herculez Gomez and Sebastian Salazar recap the weekend action across Europe, including Pulisic's lackluster performance. Then, Canadian midfielder sits down with the guys to discuss Toronto FC's abysmal 2023 season. Also, we debate Messi's "invitation" to play the 2024 Olympics with Argentina. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
56:43 13/02/2024
Are Chelsea Gonna Be Alright?
The FC crew react to Chelsea's 3-1 victory over Crystal Palace and question how the Blues were so poor in the first half especially after coming off one of their best performances of the season. Mario Melchiot and Frank Leboeuf also join the show to break down Arsenal's dominant win over West Ham and argue if they think the Gunners are showing the best form of the title challengers. Plus, Craig Burley breaks down a tactical tweak from Carlo Ancelotti that enabled Vinicius Junior's brilliant display vs Girona. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
74:43 13/02/2024
Gab and Juls: Have Real Madrid taken control of LaLiga?
Julien Laurens is joined by Stewart Robson to discuss Real Madrid’s 4-0 thrashing of Girona to go five points clear at the top of LaLiga. The guys also chat about the AFCON final, West Ham’s embarrassing loss to Arsenal, as well as looking ahead to the Champions League round of 16.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
61:05 12/02/2024
Arsenal Put 6 Past West Ham
The FC crew react to Arsenal's dominant 6-0 win over West Ham and what this means for the Premier League title race. Plus Manchester United keave Villa park with a 2-1 win. And, Ivory Coast complete the comeback to beat Nigeria and win their 3rd Africa Cup of Nations title. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
65:01 11/02/2024
Title Race Saturday
The FC crew react to Bayer Leverkusen's dominant 3-0 victory over Bayern Munich and question why Thomas Tuchel decided to change to a back 3 for this top of the table clash. Plus, Luis Garcia joins the show to praise Vinicius Junior and Jude Bellingham's performances for Real Madrid. Frank Leboeuf also joins the show to react to Erling Haaland's brace for Man City and Liverpool's 3-1 win over Burnley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
55:11 10/02/2024
IFAB Postpones Blue Card Trials
The FC crew react to IFAB postponing trials of blue cards for 10-minute sin bins and question why the rule makers don't focus on properly handling the current rules. Archie Rhind-Tutt also joins the show to preview tomorrow's top of the table clash between Bayer Leverkusen and Bayern Munich. Plus, Steve Nicol and Ale Moreno question if Girona can get a result at the Bernabeu on Saturday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
60:29 10/02/2024
Futbol Americas: Club América Stunned
On Thursday's episode of Futbol Americas, Herculez Gomez and Sebastian Salazar recap the midweek action in the Concacaf Champions Cup, including Club America's shock defeat in Nicaragua. Next, the guys rank the Top 3 MLS offseason signings. Then, Claudio Pizarro sits down with Sebi to talk about Bayern Munich and discuss the Bundesliga title race. Also, the guys recap the USWNT Concacaf W Gold Cup roster. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
63:10 09/02/2024
IFAB Green Lights Blue Cards
The FC crew break down reports that IFAB are set to trial blue cards for 10-minute sin bins in football. Craig Burley and Jan Aage Fjortoft slam the idea while Frank Leboeuf explains why he thinks getting rid of yellow cards might be the answer. Plus, the guys preview this weekends top of the table clashes in Spain & Germany while Colin Udoh joins the show to look ahead to AFCON's final on Sunday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
71:45 09/02/2024
Gab and Juls: Will Nigeria win AFCON?
Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens are joined by Colin Udoh to discuss Nigeria’s chances of winning the Africa Cup of Nations ahead of their showdown with hosts Ivory Coast. The guys also talk about Chelsea’s dismantling of Aston Villa in the FA Cup, Aleksander Ceferin’s UEFA future & whether Karim Benzema could be heading back to Europe. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
69:28 08/02/2024
Blues Bolt Past Aston Villa
The FC crew react to Chelsea's impressive win over Aston Villa in the 4th round of the FA Cup. Plus, what is the reason for Aston Villa's drop in form. And the guys react to Barcelona losing Vitor Roque's 2nd yellow card appeal  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
41:27 08/02/2024
Pochettino's Last Stand?
The FC crew preview Chelsea's FA Cup Fourth Round visit to Aston Villa and question if Mauricio Pochettino should be entirely to blame for the Blues poor season so far. Ian Darke also joins the show to explain why he thinks Diego Simeone should be in the conversation for next Liverpool manager. Plus, the guys preview Real Madrid & Girona's top of the table clash and react to news that Savio might join Manchester City this summer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
51:46 07/02/2024
Futbol Americas: MetLife Stadium Wins Bid
On Monday's episode of Futbol Americas, Herculez Gomez and Sebastian Salazar react to FIFA awarding 2026 World Cup final to New Jersey. Next, American goalkeeper has an exclusive sit-down with ESPN's Sam Borden where he discusses Nottingham Forest and the USMNT. Then, the guys recap Inter Miami's preseason friendly in Hong Kong. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
72:28 06/02/2024
Foden Fires Man City Into Second
The FC crew react to Man City's 3-1 victory over Brentford and praise Phil Foden after his hat trick secured the win. Mario Melchiot also joins the show to continue to react to Arsenal's dominant victory over Liverpool and explain why he isn't too upset over Mikel Arteta's victory celebrations. Plus, Craig Burley explains why he's disappointed in Mauricio Pochettino's impact at Chelsea and questions if Tottenham or Aston Villa will finish in the top 4 this season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
74:22 06/02/2024
Gab and Juls: Arsenal heat up Premier League title race
Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens discuss Arsenal’s 3-1 win against Liverpool on Sunday, which opened up the Premier League title race once again. The guys also take a look at the Madrid Derby, AFCON, the Asian Cup and a whole lot more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
70:49 05/02/2024
Arsenal Blows Title Race Wide Open
The FC Crew react to Arsenal's 3-1 win over Liverpool and what this means for the Premier League title race. Plus, Chelsea woes continue as they lose 4-2 to Wolves and Man United stay undefeated in 2024 as they beat West Ham 3-0 despite Lisandro Martinez's injury. And, Madrid Derby ends in a draw as Atletico Madrid grab a late goal. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
70:57 04/02/2024
Mbappe Set to Join Real Madrid
The FC crew react to reports indicating Kylian Mbappe will finally join Real Madrid this summer. Julien Laurens joins the show to explain how the French striker made the decision and break down the massive pay cut he is expected to take in Madrid. Luis Garcia also joins the show to break down Girona's draw vs Real Sociedad and criticize LALIGA's officiated after Vitor Roque was sent off for a questionable second yellow card. Plus, Frank Leboeuf and Don Hutchison break down Tottenham's 2-2 draw against Everton. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
72:29 04/02/2024
Arteta and Klopp's Final Showdown?
The FC crew preview a big Premier League matchup as Mikel Arteta's Arsenal take on Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium. Plus, Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder hits out at perceived bias against Sheffield United from officials. And, a lookahead to the Madrid Derby as Real Madrid take on Atletico Madrid in what should be a thrilling fixture! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
58:25 03/02/2024

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