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Leagues: Bundesliga

/ 166 days ago

The Premier League in the USA: Will other leagues catch up?

We can reveal that the Premier League has become the most popular soccer league in the United States for the first time, but how can the competing leagues fight back so they're still contenders? At the same time, we discuss why MLS fans will have to fork out more in 2024 to see the new […]

Leagues: MLS

/ 189 days ago

MLS quits US Open Cup, rips US soccer apart

Major League Soccer’s cold and calculated decision to quit the US Open Cup has had a dramatic impact on the credibility of the USA’s top-flight league. Many hardcore fans of Major League Soccer have criticized the league for its lack of respect for American soccer. As usual, we take a deep dive into the topic. […]

Leagues: MLS

/ 195 days ago

MLS' plan to rule all of US pro soccer

Do you want MLS to rule all of professional club soccer in the United States? It’s heading that way. We dissect what MLS Commissioner Don Garber says on the topic, as well as what it means for soccer fans (and clubs) across the United States. We also share our analysis of the viewership numbers for […]

Leagues: EPL

/ 203 days ago

Is soccer growing or shrinking in the USA?

A deep dive into whether the popularity of soccer is growing or shrinking in the United States at the same time that the English Premier League has cemented its place as THE soccer league in this country. What can LaLiga, MLS, Serie A, Ligue 1, and the Bundesliga do to catch up with the Premier […]

Leagues: Bundesliga

/ 224 days ago

If soccer isn’t on TV, does it make a sound?

When it comes to watching soccer, if a league isn't on television, does it make a sound? We discuss this topic in light of the new media deals announced for NWSL and USL, which begs the question about other leagues who are struggling with the same question, namely Major League Soccer (with MLS Season Pass) […]

Leagues: EPL

/ 231 days ago

How VAR is ruining Premier League games

Is VAR ruining the Premier League? In a game that is so simple, VAR has made the sport more complicated. It has removed a lot of enjoyment from the game and has made it more tedious to watch when VAR gets involved. As such, hosts Kartik Krishnaiyer and Christopher Harris discuss how VAR is ruining […]

CBS Sports

/ 238 days ago

Could CBS improve Premier League coverage in the USA?

In this episode, we discuss whether CBS Sports could do a better job of covering the Premier League than NBC Sports does, Kartik discusses what he discovered about world soccer from traveling to Turkey, and what other soccer coverage we've been seeking out to fill the void. We also discuss what's missing from CBS Sports' […]

Commentators

/ 246 days ago

Jon Champion interview: Premier League commentator legend

Watch our interview with Jon Champion, the legendary soccer commentator who now works for NBC Sports as well as ESPN, ITV, and other broadcasters. For fans of Premier League clubs around the world, Jon Champion is one of the most well-known voices. In the interview, Jon Champion discusses: – What he misses most about the […]

Podcast

/ 254 days ago

Video killed the podcast star: World Soccer Talk Podcast

In this week’s episode of the World Soccer Talk, we discuss why NBC Sports needs to step up the quality of its Premier League coverage, our thoughts on the new Messi documentary series from Apple, the trials and tribulations of Fantasy Premier League, and NWSL’s new TV deal. We also discuss: – Technical issues streaming […]

Women's Soccer

/ 266 days ago

Wrexham Women: Gemma Owen Interview

In this podcast episode, World Soccer Talk conducts an interview with Gemma Owen, the director of the Wrexham AFC Women operations. Much like the men's side, the Wrexham Women's team has undergone considerable change since American investors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney took over at the club. Not only has Wrexham Women earned promotion to […]

Apple TV

/ 274 days ago

Does Apple want to change soccer for the worse?

On this week’s episode, we discuss the return of Welcome to Wrexham, audio problems for Premier League and Bundesliga games, whether Apple’s plans for soccer are a good move or not, and where NWSL rights could go next season after this year's deal ends. In the Listener Mailbag segment, we answer your questions and feedback […]

Podcast

/ 288 days ago

Welcome to Wrexham season 2: Humphrey Ker interview

Our exclusive interview with Wrexham AFC Club Executive Director Humphrey Ker shines a light on several fascinating topics involving the global phenomenon that is Wrexham Association Football Club. Ker, who is responsible for turning Rob McElhenney into a soccer fan and ultimately into becoming co-owner of Wrexham alongside Ryan Reynolds, answers questions about who is […]

Inter Miami CF

/ 289 days ago

Messi League Soccer: Pros and cons

In this episode, we discuss the pros and cons of Messi’s magical run in Major League Soccer, as well as catching listeners up on where we’ve been. That's just the start of the conversation as we also chat about the wonders of British motorway service stations, whether the Messi effect has been able to impact […]

ESPN

/ 314 days ago

Kane to Bundesliga: Can ESPN move the needle?

Will Harry Kane's arrival in the Bundesliga move the needle with the popularity of the German league across the United States? We discuss, but we also dive into several related topics. For instance, is ESPN ready to promote the Bundesliga with as much attention that they've given to LaLiga? Does ESPN have the talent they […]

Leagues: MLS

/ 320 days ago

Neymar to MLS? – World Soccer Talk Podcast

Hot on the heels of Messi, would Neymar Jr moving to MLS be a smart move for the league or not? What does he offer that would make fans want to watch him, and what are any risks, if any? We also discuss how it could impact MLS Season Pass. Other topics discussed: What we're […]