Soccer is exciting, but soccer talk is so boring...UNTIL NOW.Alexis Guerreros and Christian Polanco want to bring laughter to the beautiful game. Soccer is a growing sport in America and our goal (pun intended) is to show that American footy fans are unlike any other in the world. Through the lens of stand-up comedy, The Cooligans deliver hilarious takes on American soccer that are refreshing and fun and make fans of MLS and US Soccer enjoy the league much more than they ever thought they could.
The big news this week is that coach Mike Petke of RSL has been let go from Real Salt Lake and we are worried that we are partly responsible. Do we have that kind of influence? We might! And that's the scary part. We're also joined by goalkeeper Kailen Sheridan of Sky Blue FC & the Canadian Women's National Team on the heels of a big match against the Seattle Reign. The match outsold their home venue at Yurcak Field so it's been moved to Red Bull Arena! Get tickets at skybluefc.com! Sponsored by On The Volley Apparel Go to onthevolleyapparel.com/cooligans to pick up some Cooligans merch. Also make sure to use the promo code "COOLIGANS" to received 20% off your entire purchase.
We got an extra episode this week because we have so many incredible interviews we recorded at #MLSAllStar and we have to start letting you hear them! We also cover a few subjects we missed from this week's earlier episode, like Jermaine Jones' spicy comments on equal pay. Segment 1: The Plaguesico + Gully Squad Questions Segment 2: Interview with RSL announcer & SiriusXM Host Brian Dunseth This is a special episode made possible by Gully Squad. If you'd like to join and help support the show, please go to soccercooligans.com/gullysquad.
The Premier League starts this weekend and we are all hopped up on Portland Kombucha! We talk to journalist Kristan Heneage about Newcastle drama, Arsenal backline woes, and how Chelsea will treat our sweet baby Pulisic! Segment 1: We'd love to stick to sports but people are dying. Segment 2: Premier League Preview w/ Kristan Heneage (@kheneage) Today's Sponsors SeatGeek // Download the Seatgeek app and use the promo code COOLIGANS for $10 off your first purchase. On The Volley Apparel // Go to onthevolleyapparel.com/cooligans to see our merch store and use the promo code COOLIGANS for 20% anything on the site.
We join forces again with our homies Total Soccer Show to take some listener questions while we're out here at MLS All-Star in Orlando! We take questions on MLS, pizza, USWNT, and more pizza! Listen to part 1 at https://www.totalsoccershow.com/#subscribe! @totalsoccershow
We are in Orlando for the MLS All-Star game and galavanting through this humid city talking to all the soccer celebs. Today will be the first of several interviews. We are joined by John Strong of Fox Sports who will be calling the MLS All-Star Game against Atletico Madrid. Segment 1: Cordeiro, what is you doin? Segment 2: Interview w/ John Strong of Fox Sports (@johnstrong) Sponsored by NYC Footy: Join the best rec league in NYC at nycfooty.com and use the promo code COOLIGANS for $20 off the free agent fee or $200 off the team fee.
We recently hosted House of Soccer in Charlotte before the International Champions Cup match between Arsenal and ACF Fiorentina. A lot happened. We still can't believe it. We shared the stage with Megan Rapinoe, Hector Bellerin, Rob Holding, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and we even managed to piss off USMNT legend John Harkes. Lots to unpack here, folks! Segment 1: House of Soccer is our World Cup Segment 2: Zlatan Throwin' Bows Sponsors SeatGeek Download the Seatgeek app and use the promo code COOLIGANS for $10 off your first purchase. Soccer 101 Listen to the latest spin-off podcast from Total Soccer Show that explains the big soccer topics in more detail. Daryl & Taylor know the game inside and out, so tune in especially when you need to understand some confusing soccer issue! Available now wherever you get your podcasts! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/soccer-101/id1473757537
Yes that's right. THE Giuseppe Rossi did our podcast. We can't believe it either. The American-born forward angered lots of American soccer fans when he chose to represent Italy at the international level and we talk to him about it. Segment 1: Did we just invent #Krashlyn? Segment 2: Interview w/ Giuseppe Rossi Sponsored by NYC Footy Go to nycfooty.com to join a league as a free agent or sign up as a team. Use promo code COOLIGANS for $20 off individual or $200 off for a team.
Total Soccer Show and The Cooligans with another collab for the ages. This time in DC after our show at Audi Field which was unbelievably fun. Here's part 2 of the listener questions episode! Join The Gully Squad if you'd like to support the show at soccercooligans.com/gullysquad
The USWNT win the World Cup and we are glued to Ashlyn Harris' Instagram stories. There is seriously no better television right now. The victory parade begins now and it will be skipping right by 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. We also recap the Gold Cup Final between USA and Mexico. We also talk about the best matches this week in MLS. Sponsored by SeatGeek Download the Seatgeek app and use the promo code COOLIGANS for $10 off your first purchase. Get tickets to our live show July 13th at Audi Field with Total Soccer Show at soccercooligans.com/dc.
We are joined by Bobby Wasrhaw of MLS to talk about his amazing book and we also discuss his wild Pulisic comments! Jam packed show today as we also discuss all things USWNT and do some MLS recap! Segment 1: HotelGate! Segment 2: Interview w/ Author Bobby Warshaw Segment 3: USWNT is going to the World Cup Final! Get tickets to our live show with Total Soccer Show at Audi Field on July 13th at 4pm! Soccercooligans.com/DC Sponsored by On The Volley Apparel go to onthevolleyapparel.com/cooligans to pick up our "Stay Gully" Talisman Cap! Use promo code COOLIGANS for 20% off!
Meg Linehan of The Athletic joins us from France to talk Women's World Cup! The USWNT defeated Spain 2-1 in a narrow victory and are now up against host country France in what may be their toughest challenge of the tournament! We also discuss Gold Cup and how many Cuban players will defect from Cuba. Plus we try to figure out if we should start trusting all this Zardes success! Follow @itsmeglinehan of The Athletic on Twitter Sponsors: SeatGeek: Download the SeatGeek app and use the promo code COOLIGANS for $10 off your first purchase! NYC Footy: Join the best rec league in NYC at nycfooty.com and use the promo code COOLIGANS for $20 off the free agent fee or $200 off the team fee.
Phang is hanging out with the Wu-Tang Clan and we've never been more jealous! We also talk Women's World Cup + US Women's National Team + Copa America + Gold Cup. So many cups! Sponsored by NYC Footy: Join the best rec league in NYC at nycfooty.com and use the promo code COOLIGANS for $20 off the free agent fee or $200 off the team fee. And check out footyfest.org to go on a soccer weekend in the Catskills! Check out onthevolleyapparel.com/cooligans for all our latest merch!
The USWNT absolutely demolished Thailand in their opening match of the World Cup. People had questioned the strength of this USA squad, and hopefully they were silenced. Even with a win, there was still lots of drama since many thought the US should not have run up the score and celebrated every goal against a weaker opponent, and we talk about it. We're also joined by eMLS pro Mike Labelle of the New York Red Bulls to discuss the World Cup and talk comedy. Sponsors SeatGeek: Download the SeatGeek app and use the promo code COOLIGANS for $10 off your first purchase! NYC Footy: Join the best rec league in NYC at nycfooty.com and use the promo code COOLIGANS for $20 off the free agent fee or $200 off the team fee.
The Women's World Cup kicks off on Friday and we talk about it. We also talk about the US Youth National team playing in the U-20 World Cup that managed to defeat the heavy favorited France. Plus we open up an incredible gift we received from the Portland Thorns/Timbers! Listen to find out what it is! Sponsored by The Cooligans Cap from Talisman Caps! Available online at onthevolleyapparel.com/cooligans. Use promo code COOLIGANS for 20% off your entire order.
We don't just talk soccer on this podcast! We are now diving into the world of professional Foosball with director Joe Heslinga who directed the fascinating film, Foosballers. You can see the film at the Kicking & Screening Film Festival in NYC on Tuesday June 4th at 7pm! Tickets available at kickingandscreening.com Follow @joeheslinga & @ksfilmfest too keep up with the film!
Matt Doyle joins us in studio for our 200th episode. This one is extra funny at no cost to the consumer. We discuss our amazing USWNT weekend hanging out with our besties, all 23 players on the US Women's National Team! Follow @mattdoyle76 on Twitter! Sponsored by SeatGeek: Download the SeatGeek app and use the promo code COOLIGANS for $10 off your first purchase! This was a really fun episode to record. We can't thank you enough listening and helping us get to 200 episodes! Shouts To Us!
The Cooligans are solo today! No guests. Just straight-up soccer heat! We talk Wondo, getting nervous around famous comedians, and denying a clear MLS rivalry! We also do do everything in our power to get invited to Ali Krieger's wedding. Listen in! Sponsored by The Cooligans Cap from Talisman Caps! Available online at onthevolleyapparel.com/cooligans. Use promo code COOLIGANS for 20% off your entire order.
Atlanta is in the house for real for real. Recorded live in front of a studio audience at the top of Madison Square Garden, we are joined by Jay Riddle, Kelly Frances, and Devon Lewow or Unrelegated and Atlanta United Fan TV! We discuss all things Atlanta United! Follow Everyone on Twitter: @jay_riddle @thekellyfrances @Devon4Real @unrelatl @atlutdfantv Sponsored by The Cooligans Cap from Talisman Caps! Available online at onthevolleyapparel.com/cooligans. Use promo code COOLIGANS for 20% off your entire order.
Brooklyn Bruce Arena is back BABAY! And he's taking all the damn jobs in Boston! Plus Pity is back and Zlatan is back to his old ways. Plus we talk to Fernando Fiore and Bob Ley, two of the 4 pillars of American soccer. That and more on this episode of the COOOOLIGANS!!! Sponsored by SeatGeek: Download the SeatGeek app and use the promo code COOLIGANS for $10 off your first purchase!
Today we are joined by legendary soccer coach and journalist Glenn Crooks! Glenn coached the women's team at Rutgers for several years and even coached players like Carli Lloyd. He is now the announcer for the NYCFC radio broadcasts and is the host of the On Frame Podcast. We also bombard him with all the NYCFC questions we've ever had. Segment 1: Rideshare Allocation Money Segment 2: Interview w/ Glenn Crooks (@glenncrooks) Sponsored by The Cooligans Cap from Talisman Caps! Available online at onthevolleyapparel.com/cooligans. Use promo code COOLIGANS for 20% off your entire order.
It's our birthdays and as a gift to ourselves, we interviewed Rose Lavelle of the Washington Spirit and USWNT! Rose is on her way to the World Cup this summer and joined us on the show to talk about it! Segment 1: USL Drama! Segment 2: (01:19:26) Interview w/ @LavelleRose of the USWNT & Washington Spirit Sponsored by SeatGeek: Download the SeatGeek app and use the promo code COOLIGANS for $10 off your first purchase!
MLS announced that it will be expanding to 30 teams....for now! We discuss the bombshell news of MLS expansion and the decision to now pursue solidarity payments! We promise to make all this stuff not boring! We are also joined by Dustin Brannan of Talisman & Co. to discuss the cap businesses and to talk about his playing career in MLS and for the Minnesota Thunder. Segment 1: Thierry Henry rumors give us life. Segment 2: Interview w/ Dustin Brannan of @talismancaps Segment 3: MLS Recap Sponsored by On The Volley Apparel Pick up the official Cooligans x Talisman Cap at onthevolleyapparel.com/cooligans
Live podcast in Minnesota recorded on April 14th, 2019 at The Talisman & Co. store in St.Paul. We are joined by: Jeff Rueter - The Athletic Miguel Ibarra - Midfielder for Minnesota United Sponsored by The Cooligans x Talisman Cap available now at the Talisman & Co shop and soon at onthevolleyapparel.com
We are back in town from Minnesota to regale you with stories of all the nice people we met in the Twin Cities! We're also getting spicy with former Chicago Fire player Drew Conner of 1.SC Znojmo FK from the Czech Republic's 2nd division! He'll talk to us about his thoughts on the Chicago Fire rebrand rumors and possible move to Soldier Field. Segment 1: The Allianz Field bathrooms are exquisite. Segment 2: Talking with Drew Conner all the way from the Czech Republic about life away from home and his beloved Chicago Fire. Sponsors: SeatGeek - Download the SeatGeek app today and use the promo code "COOLIGANS" to get $10 off your first purchase. On The Volley Apparel - Go to onthevolleyapparel.com today and pick up our latest T-shirt. The PopoTee! Use promo code "COOLIGANS" for 20% off your entire order.
Really wild show today covering a host of topics but most importantly, Tommy McNamara of the Houston Dynamo joins us on the show! Tommy went out for pizza with us last year and we got to catch up with him after his move to Houston and ask him what is was like playing in CONCACAF Champions League. Part 1: How badly do the Chicago Fire fans want to keep their name? Part 2: Interview w/ Tommy McNamara / @tommy_mc15 Spnosored by: On The Volley Apparel - Go to onthevolleyapparel.com/cooligans today and pick up our latest T-shirt. The PopoTee! Use promo code "COOLIGANS" for 20% off your entire order.
Today we are joined by comedian Travis Irvine of Columbus Ohio to recap the saving of the Columbus Crew. We also talk about our wild weekend in New England and how we were instrumental in helping the New England Revolution get a win! Segment 1: Our April Fools Day joke angered many people. Segment 2: Interview with comedian/politician/Crew Supporter @travisirvineUSA Sponsors: SeatGeek - Download the SeatGeek app today and use the promo code "COOLIGANS" to get $10 off your first purchase. On The Volley Apparel - Go to onthevolleyapparel.com today and pick up our latest T-shirt. The PopoTee! Use promo code "COOLIGANS" for 20% off your entire order.
Today, we are joined by a lot of goalkeepers! Formerly of the USWNT and Sky Blue FC, Jillian Loyden comes by with Maria Loyden and Tori Corsaro of The Keeper Institute to help school us about the art of goalkeeping at the professional level. Segment 1: Cuba is going to the Gold Cup and Dominican Republic is not. Segment 2: Interview w/ @TheKeeperInstitute Sponsors: SeatGeek - Download the SeatGeek app today and use the promo code "COOLIGANS" to get $10 off your first purchase. On The Volley Apparel - Go to onthevolleyapparel.com today and pick up our latest T-shirt. The PopoTee! Use promo code "COOLIGANS" for 20% off your entire order.
Today we are joined by legendary hip-hop photographer Mel D Cole. Mel has worked with some of biggest rap superstars the world has ever seen and now he's on our show where we might actually be hurting his social cred. After photographing people like, Jay-Z, Lauryn Hill, A$AP Rocky, and many more, he is now taking his talents into soccer photography. Segment 1: FC Cincy is in the house and are settling in quite nicely. Segment 2: Interview w/ @meldcole Sponsors: SeatGeek - Download the SeatGeek app today and use the promo code "COOLIGANS" to get $10 off your first purchase. On The Volley Apparel - Go to onthevolleyapparel.com today and pick up our latest T-shirt. The PopoTee! Use promo code "COOLIGANS" for 20% off your entire order.
Today we break down the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League wins and losses for MLS teams (hint hint: SKC fans will be happy and no one else will)
We also interview Peter Karl and Sam Mathius of the American Futbol movie which we got to see at Kicking + Screening Fest in NYC and is amazing! They talk about soccer and tinder in Latin America cause obviously we asked about that stuff bruh!
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Susannah Collins and Jillian Sakovits of MLS come by to give us an update on what they'll be working on in 2019. We have our now annual soccer brunch because love talking footy with our besties!
Segment 1: When ear flicking goes horribly wrong.
Segment 2: Interview w/ @SusannahCollins & @JillianSakovits
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Today we are joined by the ladies of SoccerGrlProbs! They are dedicated to finding the humorous side of WoSo and we talk about the challenges that might be specific to female athletes + MLS is back!
Segment 1: What to expect when you're expecting internet trolls.
Segment 2: (59:10) Interview w/ @SoccerGrlProbs
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Now that we're verified, we leave the champagne parties for a moment to review all of the first round CCL games. Atlanta United finally showing up. Brek Shea appropriating the left back position, Red Bulls rolling over a DR team, SKC winning over the Toluca fans, what MLS opening week matches we are looking forward to, and much more! Thank you to Gully Squad for making this bonus episode possible. If you'd like to hear more Cooligans episodes each week and help sponsor the show, check out soccercooligans.com/gullysquad Shouts to us
Today we talk to Yael Averbuch of the Seattle Reign. Yael is also the president of the NWSL players union.
We also talk CCL, Kepa, and of course we try to understand Robert Kraft's life choices.
Segment 1: We have died of CCL fever.
Segment 2: (01:22:24) Interview with @yaelaverbuch of the Seattle Reign and Techne Futbol.
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Kyle Martino of NBC Sports joins us today to recap his unsuccessful US Soccer presidential campaign and to chat about Street FC. Kyle Martino is still doing the work to move American soccer forward and we talk all about it.
Segment 1: Donny G gets a new contract + latest soccer news!
Segment 2: (01:05:30) Interview w/ @KyleMartino of NBC Sports
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Today we are joined by USWNT legend and Orlando Pride defender Ali Krieger! We spoke with her while we were at the United Soccer Coaches Convention in Chicago and we had an absolute blast.
Segment 1: Miggy has graduated MLS and is about to get his masters degree in the Premiership.
Segment 2: Interview with Ali Krieger (@AliKrieger) of the Orlando Pride and the US Women's National Team.
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Today we are joined by Edgewater Castle FC which is a lower league soccer team based in Chicago that is comprised of predominantly immigrants and refugees. They have a fascinating story and we talk to Owner & GM Andrew Swanson, Coach Wojtek Piotrowski, and player Gabriel Masalu.
Segment 1: MLS Transfer Talk
Segment 2: Interview w/ Edgewater Castle FC (@edgewatercastle)
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Today we're joined by Aaron West to chop it up on all things footy! We talk MLS, USMNT, Liga MX, Black History Month, and we scream into the heavens to get Jonathan Lewis more playing time for NYCFC.
We mentioned at the top of our show that Daryl Grove of Total Soccer Show has been diagnosed with cancer and could use our help as he prepares to fight it. There's a GoFundMe page set up that you can donate to help ease the pressure on his family.
Today we are joined by Kevin Payne who is a U.S. Soccer Executive and has been involved in American soccer for a long time. He was instrumental in the creation and continued existence of Major League Soccer. You may not agree with a lot Kevin has to say, but it is a perspective that should be heard.
Segment 1: Miggy Miggy Miggy Can't You $ee?
Segment 2: Interview w/ US Soccer Executive Kevin Payne
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Jermaine Jones joins us on the podcast for a very honest interview about his life, soccer, and his future. Yes. USMNT legend Jermaine Jones. Scores curlers in the World Cup against Portugal Jermaine Jones. We still can't believe this happened! Hurry up and listen and let us know what you think!
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Today is our first interview from the United Soccer Coaches Convention in Chicago. We are joined by Alexi Lalas and catch up on the Columbus Crew being saved and we talk about the future of the MLS Superdraft.
Segment 1: Marcelo Bielsa is gully as hell and he got the receipts to prove it.
Segment 2: (58:20) Interview w/ Alexi Lalas of Fox Sports
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Today we're joined by Melissa Ortiz who played on the Colombian Women's National Team and is currently an awesome soccer content creator. Melissa's story has some ups and downs and we talk about how she plans on staying all the way up going forward.
Segment 1: We met AOC and fangirled like crazy.
Segment 2: Interview w/ Melissa Ortiz (IG: @melissaortiz5)
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Total Soccer Show and The Cooligans with another collab for the ages. Here's part 2 of the listener questions episode.
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Apparently, it's illegal to fly while being British. Glasgow Celtic is keeping an eye on American soccer youths and we decide if that's a good thing or not. Will Miggy secure the bag? And we answer Gully Squad questions on the show! Also, we're going to be in Chicago for the US Soccer Coaches Convention and MLS Draft this weekend! Come through and say hi!
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Happy New Year! Cooligans in 2019 is starting off with a scorcher of a show as we interview the owner of FC Dallas, the Kansas City Chiefs, and the Chicago Bulls. We've never been in the presence of someone so wealthy and it was a real hoot! We also thank the soccer gods for bringing Brek Shea to Atlanta.
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Happy Holidays from The Cooligans! Hopefully you had good week with family and now you're back to get your soccer fix! Fun episode today as we'll play our interview with Ryan Hollingshead of FC Dallas! Ryan suffered a severe injury while attempting to get help a stranded driver. He talks all about it and what it meant for his return to soccer.
Segment 1: Throw Dem Boers
Segment 2: Interview with defender/midfielder Ryan Hollingshead of FC Dallas (@rmhollingshead)
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If you've been listening to our show since we went to Dallas, we have debated what hispanic people should call a straw. We brought in comedian Joanna Hausmann of Netflix's Bill Nye Saves The World who is also Venezuelan and is an expert on Spanish etymology. We also talk soccer, but that's not what you come here for. You're here for the jokes and the latino straw conspiracies!
Segment 1: Bring Mourinho to America Immediately
Segment 2: Interview w/ Joanna Hausmann (IG: @johaus / Twitter: @joannahausmann)
Today we are joined by Tesho Akindele who we interviewed in a conference room at Toyota Park while he was a member of FC Dallas. He is now a member of Orlando City, so while we are excited for Tesho we can't help but ask if this was our fault somehow. Several players we interview tend to move on to other clubs. Is it a coincidence? Probably! Or is there a Cooligans curse?!?
Segment 1: Soccer Journalism is Deadspin
Segment 2: Interview w/ Tesho Akindele of Orlando City
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We have returned from the Major League Soccer Cup Final to regale you with many stories of our travels! On the real tho, MLS Cup in Atlanta was unreal. The most fun we've ever had at a final, and the Atlanta United fans seemed to enjoy it a bit as well, given that they won the whole damn thing. Congratulations to the Five Stripes. Bravo to the Timbers for an incredible season. Now let's laugh about the whole thing until CCL starts up in like 6 weeks and we can get serious again!
Segment 1: TAMz a Make Her
The lead announcers for the MLS Cup Final stop by the studio to discuss the biggest match in American soccer! John Strong and Stu Holden get gully as hell to talk about the final, Alan Gordon nudity, and #PlaneBae! No other soccer podcast you will ever listen to will have this much range! Segment 1: Men At Twerk Segment 2: Interview w/ Fox Soccer Announcers John Strong (@johnstrong) & Stu Holden (@stuholden). Sponsors: Northland Video: Want to get a soccer highlight video made for your child to help get the
Another late night Cooligans recording after the MLS Cup Eastern and Western Conference Final. A cold evening for American soccer, but we still had some hot games. We talk about em both, plus have a candlelight vigil for the departures of David Villa and Tommy McNamara.
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