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Episodes

K League as European Teams

3/24/2020
Ryan Walters is back in the hosting chair this week joined by Matthew Binns and Michael Redmond to go through all 22 K League teams and choose a European side that closely compares. In the first segment, the three briefly introduce each team according to the K League 1 Guide, give their personal comparison, and then see what you had to say in the comments of our social media channels. After some surprising picks in K1, the hosts turn their attention to K League 2 where things get even...

Duration:01:00:00

Connor Chapman and Dejan Damjanović Pre-season Interviews

3/18/2020
K League United editors Paul Neat and Matthew Binns head into the K League Outpost for this week's edition of the podcast. Paul is first joined on the line with Daejeon Hana Citizen midfielder Connor Chapman to talk about returning to Korea and what is set to be an exciting season for the club after their pre-season takeover. Then, K League legend Dejan Damjanovic returns to the podcast to talk about what the K League means to him and also the challenge facing him at his new side Daegu...

Duration:00:44:46

Connor Chapman and Dejan Damjanović Pre-season Interviews

3/18/2020
K League United editors Paul Neat and Matthew Binns head into the K League Outpost for this week's edition of the podcast. Paul is first joined on the line with Daejeon Hana Citizen midfielder Connor Chapman to talk about returning to Korea and what is set to be an exciting season for the club after their pre-season takeover. Then, K League legend Dejan Damjanovic returns to the podcast to talk about what the K League means to him and also the challenge facing him at his new side Daegu...

Duration:00:44:46

The 2020 ASEAN Player Quota

3/11/2020
With the winter transfer window nearing its end, a K Leauge club has yet to sign an ASEAN player despite a new rule encouraging them to do just that. To figure out why, and which players may be able to breakthrough on Korean shores, Ryan Walters is joined by Football Tribe Southeast Asia Editor, Gian Chansrichawla. They discuss which Thai players have already made a name for themselves on the international stage, who seems ready to make the move abroad, and the overall perception of K League...

Duration:00:53:15

Globablizing Korean Coaching

3/4/2020
Wae-In Sports CEO and Goyang Citizen FC Director of Football Tom Orrock joins host Ryan Walters once again to talk coaching in Korea. They're joined by Goyang Citizen head coach and STV FC CEO Hong Moon to discuss the barriers to starting a coaching career and the struggle to find meaningful Continuing Professional Development opportunities afterwards. In the second segment the three dive into globalized development (and the reluctance to it) for every division of Korean football from the...

Duration:00:55:39

KLU Pod | 2020 K1 Season Preview

2/19/2020
Once again we enter the K League 1 season with Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors as favorites to repeat, but several teams have strengthened extremely well over the winter and according to a few of our writers, there will be upsets. Ryan Walters and Paul Neat are joined by Peter Hampshire in studio for the first time and host of K1 writers on the phone to preview 2020. Together they go over all 12 first division teams notable moves, needs, key players, young players to watch, biggest questions, and...

Duration:01:12:13

2020 K2 Season Preview

2/12/2020
On paper, K League 2 seems set for one of its best seasons yet with Jeju United and Gyeongnam FC joining the ranks of a closely contested crop of K2 teams from last year. Ryan Walters and Matthew Binns are joined by Michael Redmond in studio and all of our K2 writers on the phone to preview 2020. Together they go over all 10 second division teams notable moves, needs, key players, young players to watch, biggest questions, and reasons to watch. In the second segment, the hosts look ahead to...

Duration:01:03:24

AFC U23 Champions & ACL Preview

2/5/2020
The usual off-season optimism has been kicked into overdrive in South Korea as the U23 squad came back from Thailand with a trophy in hand. Ryan Walters, Paul Neat and Matthew Binns go over what the win says about K League and its youth development as well as highlighting some of the standout performers. The second segment sees the hosts dive into #ACL2020 and preview what to expect from Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors, Suwon Samsung Bluewings, Ulsan Hyundai, and FC Seoul. We analyze each group's...

Duration:01:02:48

The Hwang In-beom Interview

1/14/2020
The K League United Podcast draws its second series to a close with a memorable finale as site editor Paul Neat travels down to Daejeon to speak with one of the city's greatest exports, Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder Hwang In-beom. The pair spoke about Hwang's time in the K League with both his hometown club Daejeon Citizen in addition to his contribution to Asan Mugunghwa's title-winning season whilst on military duty. There's talk of his national team success including the gold medal at...

Duration:00:31:27

2019: What Worked and What Didn't

1/14/2020
With 2019 behind us and a new and exciting season ahead, K League United editors Ryan Walters, Paul Neat and Matthew Binns look to draw a line under the last campaign and pick out both the lowlights and highlights. With 2019 proving to be an encouraging season for the K League in terms of both attendances and excitement, it only makes sense to offer praise where it is due in a year that saw the league revitalised in the eyes of the neutral once more. That does not mean all was well,...

Duration:00:51:13

K League Room 101

1/1/2020
After a brief holiday break, Ryan Walters, Paul Neat, and Matthew Binns are back and doing a K League version of the classic radio show turned TV show: Room 101. Each of the Editors discuss one their pet hates and try to convince the ‘panel’ that it should be banished from K League forever. We all love K League and Korean football, and that’s why we are here... but there are of course some things that might irk us. And just to end things on a happy note, Matthew takes on the role of Quiz...

Duration:00:44:27

22 Teams of K League-mas

12/22/2019
Just in time for Christmas, Ryan Walters, Paul Neat, and Matthew Binns give Santa a hand with the naughty and nice list for all 22 K League teams. Joined by writers throughout the county, the hosts start at the bottom of K League 2 and work their way to the top of K League 1 assessing what did and didn't go well for each club, handing out Young Player and MVP awards for each team, and assessing what they should have on their Christmas wish list. All that and your questions in the Eulji Lewis...

Duration:01:13:08

2019 KLU Awards

12/19/2019
As they prepare to turn the calendar on 2019, Ryan Walters, Paul Neat, and Matthew Binns take a look back on the year that was in K League 1 and 2 announcing the winners of the fan vote awards. Complete with a few surprises along the way, the three debate the winners and occasionally offer up their own alternate options. They also settle the debate of which K League mascot could rival their J.League counterparts. All that and your questions in the Eulji Lewis Mailbag in this edition of The K...

Duration:00:44:27

EAFF E-1 Preview

12/11/2019
Busan simply cannot stay out of the footballing news this week with IPark making their long awaited return to K1 and the EAFF E-1 Football Championship kicking off midweek. Ryan Walters and Matthew Binns discuss the Promotion/Relegation Final and their impressions of Busan as a K1 ready club. They're then joined by South China Morning Post's Jonathan White to discuss what to expect from the Chinese and Hong Kong sides in the tournament. Later, Japan Times' Dan Orlowitz calls in to preview...

Duration:01:06:24

K1 Final Weekend Recap & Pro/Rel Playoff Final

12/4/2019
With his team back in first place and lifting their fifth title in six seasons, Matthew Binns returns to the newly renamed Kim Dohoon Bunker to join Ryan Walters and Paul Neat to break down a wild weekend that saw Ulsan quite literally throw the title away on the final day. Ulsan columnist Dan Croydon joins on the line to discuss what went wrong and where the Horangi can go from here. They then analyze the upcoming Gyeongnam vs Busan Pro/Rel Playoff Final and go over key players and what to...

Duration:01:08:27

K League Decision Day

11/27/2019
After a thrilling penultimate weekend, we are down to the last match day in K League 1 and nearly everything is still on the line! The K1 title, the final AFC Champions League spot, and determining who will play in the Promotion/Relegation Playoff Final will all be decided this weekend. And there's also the small matter of Busan IPark hosting FC Anyang in the K2 playoff final. Ryan Walters and Paul Neat are joined on the line by Todd Wilde to preview Busan's third consecutive playoff final...

Duration:01:05:27

K2 Playoffs and Ulsan vs Jeonbuk

11/20/2019
Easily the biggest K League weekend of the year kicks off with Anyang hosting the K2 Playoff opener against Bucheon and Ulsan on the verge of winning their first title since 2005. Ryan Walters is joined once again by Paul Neat to go over what to expect in Anyang Saturday afternoon: a historical breakdown of the rivalry, key players, and what to watch for in the match. Then Jeonbuk and Ulsan columnists Matthew Binns and Dan Croydon dissect the match of the season as the Horangi go for the...

Duration:01:12:26

FA Cup Recap & KNT

11/13/2019
In the end it was a decisive 4-0 aggregate victory for Suwon Samsung Bluewings over National League side Daejeon Korail that earned the team their record fifth FA Cup title. Ryan Walters is joined by Steve Price in studio and Peter Hampshire on the line to break down the Bluewings historic run, what it may mean for their winter transfer window, and we get the immediate post game reactions from Dejan Damjanović and Adam Taggart. The three also discuss Bucheon 1995's winning streak that saw...

Duration:00:53:53

K2 Final Round

11/6/2019
With Gwangju FC having already been crowned champions and Busan IPark awaiting the winner of the 3rd vs 4th playoff game, a first glance would suggest there isn't much on for K2's final match day. Yet, the Golden Boot, final playoff place, and much more are still on the line. Ryan Walters and Paul Neat go over what to watch in all five of the final matches and speak with Ansan Greeners columnist James Walsh about the Green Wolves season thus far and what the playoffs would mean to the club....

Duration:01:06:42

FA Cup Final with Adam Taggart

10/30/2019
The FA Cup Final is here! Third division side Daejeon Korail's unlikely run continues as they face off against one of the most storied clubs in Korean football, Suwon Samsung Bluewings. Ryan Walters, Paul Neat, and Matthew Binns sit down to discuss Korail's run thus far, what it means for Korean football, and what to expect in the first leg of the final. They then speak with Suwon and Socceroos star Adam Taggart to get his perspective on the match and talk about the finer points of his...

Duration:00:58:50