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Fútbol with Grant Wahl

Oct 29, 2020

Grant speaks with Matteo Bonetti, who does a sensational job as a broadcast analyst for ESPN's coverage of Italy's Serie A. Bonetti explains how he went from writing ESPN blogs for free at the start to getting a foot in the door as a production assistant at BeIN Sports to earning a chance to broadcast games at BeIN to...


Oct 26, 2020

Grant interview Amelia López (at 29:04), a terrific Los Angeles-based writer, editor and podcaster for Fut Mex Nation and the Mexican Soccer Show. López breaks down the failures of the LA Galaxy and Chicharito Hernández, the strange-but-potentially-still-successful season for LAFC, her status comparison of the...


Oct 22, 2020

Grant starts the episode honoring Daryl Grove, the co-host with Taylor Rockwell of our partner the Total Soccer Show, for everything Daryl has done for American soccer culture and emerging soccer media members in the United States. One of those rising media figures is this week's interview subject, Adam Belz,...


Oct 19, 2020

Grant interviews Philadelphia Union coach Jim Curtin (at 39:21) about his team's second-best record in MLS, the significance of the Brenden Aaronson sale to Salzburg, how the Union tries to balance being a selling team and a team competing for trophies, why it's important to stick to your guns on a long-term philosophy,...


Oct 15, 2020

Grant has a memorable interview with poet, soccer journalist and musician Musa Okwonga, who co-hosts The Ringer’s Stadio Podcast with Ryan Hunn on Spotify. Okwonga has three books set to come out in 2021: One of Them, an Eton College memoir; In the End It Was All About Love, a meditation on being a foreigner and a...