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The K League United Podcast


The official English podcast of K League providing coverage of the latest South Korean football news with opinions, analysis, player interviews, and match previews for K League 1, K League 2, and the Korean National Team.

The official English podcast of K League providing coverage of the latest South Korean football news with opinions, analysis, player interviews, and match previews for K League 1, K League 2, and the Korean National Team.


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The official English podcast of K League providing coverage of the latest South Korean football news with opinions, analysis, player interviews, and match previews for K League 1, K League 2, and the Korean National Team.




#ACL2021 Quarter-Finals Recap, Semi-Finals Preview, & K1 Final Rounds

The AFC Champions League 2021 rolls on with K League sides continuing to make waves across the continent as Sunday's quarterfinals saw teams secure an all-Korean club semifinal and, what's more, an East Coast Derby between Pohang Steelers and Ulsan Hyundai. We look back at the Round of 8, look ahead to Wednesday's semifinal, and then even find time for the upcoming K League split looming this weekend. This week's K League United Podcast sees host Ryan Walters joined by pod regulars...


#ACL2021 Quarter-Finals Preview

Ryan Walters and Matthew Binns take the helm in a jam packed preview of the AFC Champions League Quarter-Finals! The show begins with J.Talk Podcast's co-host Sam Robson braving enemy territory to give a breakdown on what to expect from Nagoya Grampus in their third ACL encounter with the Steelers this year. To get the Pohang perspective, Paul Neat spoke with defender Alex Grant about his time at Pohang thus far, getting on the end of some goals, and how far he thinks his side can go in the...


#AsianQualifiers, Gimcheon's Dominance, Busan's Rise

Back in the host chair once more, Ryan Walters is joined by Matthew Binns and Steve Price to preview South Korea's upcoming World Cup Qualifiers against Syria and Iran. They begin with the home match against a Syrian side Korea only managed to sneak a single goal past in two matches in the 2018 qualification cycle and how to approach that match. Focus then shifts to the first away leg of the campaign where the Taeguk Warriors are set to take on fellow Group A favourites, Iran. The second...


K League 1 R32 and K League 2 R31 Recap

Stepping in for an absent Ryan Walter, Matthew Binns hosts alongside Michael Redmond in this week's episode of the K League United Podcast. The pair kick things off with a quick look at the headlines in Korea football before moving on to take a look at the recent ongoings in K League 2. After the interval, Matthew and Michael move onto the Korean top tier and are even paid a brief visit by Peter Hampshire who gives us the latest from Gwangju including their recent 3-0 forfeit and the...


#ACL2021 Round of 16 Recap

Four K League representatives in Daegu FC, Pohang Steelers, Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors and reigning continental champions Ulsan Hyundai took to the knockout rounds of the AFC Champions League midweek with three securing passage to the quarterfinals. Ryan Walters and Matthew Binns look at all four matches and roundup all the action. Tuesday night saw K League leaders take on J.League leaders as Ulsan Hyundai battled it out with Kawasaki Frontale to progress on penalties, while fortune did not...


Samuel Nnamani Full Interview

Ryan Walters speaks with Jeonnam Dragons' Samuel Nnamani about his journey from Nigeria through Serbia and Sweden to South Korea, where there are a surprising number of parallels between this season and his first in Sweden! In this extended edition, hear more details about his from from Nigeria to Serbia, finding form in Sweden, and a special "post pod" chat about his beliefs for Jeonnam's FA Cup run!


Jonathan Moya Full Interview

Ryan Walters sits down with FC Anyang and Costa Rican national team forward Jonathan Moya to speak about his breakout season in K League, what his goal celebration means, and how his experience in Concacaf Champions League has helped this season. (Special thanks to K League Brazil for helping with translations and voice over!)


#AsianQualifiers, Samuel Nnamani Interview, and Crisis at FC Seoul

Back in the host's chair, Ryan Walters is joined by Matthew Binns and Peter Hampshire once again to recap yet another busy week of Korean football. They begin with the Korean Men's National Team kicking off Group A of Asian Qualifiers at home and drawing 0-0 with Iraq and narrowly defeating a resilient Lebanon 1-0. The biggest question of the segment: were Korea better without Son Heung-min in the lineup? Jeonnam Dragons forward Samuel Nnamani joins for the second segment to discuss the...


K League 1 and 2 Recap, Jonathan Moya and WCQ Chat

Host Peter Hampshire is joined by Matthew Binns and Steve Price to discuss the latest domestically and on the international front. The race for the title is hotting up in both divisions, while the Korea Republic are set to host Iraq and Lebanon this week. In a fascinating interview, Ryan Walters speaks candidly with FC Anyang and Costa Rican International Jonathan Moya about life with the Violets and upcoming games for Los Ticos.


FA Cup QF Recap, K League 1 and 2 Updates

For the first time in a long time, Ryan Walters, is joined by Matthew Binns and Peter Hampshire to recap another busy week in Korean football. The conversation begins with the Quarter-Finals of the FA Cup that saw Jeonnam upset POSCO rivals Pohang, Gangwon defeat Suwon at home, Ulsan see off plucky underdogs Yangju, and Daegu pull off a late miracle to defeat Gimcheon Sangmu. The party continues in the second segment where the three go over the weekend's action from K League 2 and assess...


Weekend Recap + Ryan Edwards & Park In-hyeok Interviews

This week's K League United Podcast kicks off with hosts Matthew Binns and Paul Neat looking at the biggest news stories in Korean football, focusing on the exodus of K League talent from the Chinese Super League to pastures new. Matthew and Paul then turn their attention to the weekend's games in K League 2 before listening to Daejeon Hana Citizen's leading goalscorer Park In-hyeok on the season so far. Then, Busan IPark columnist Lee Dowon is joined by Busan defender Ryan Edwards for...


Korea's #Tokyo2020 Exit + Interviews with Harrison Delbridge & Lars Veldwijk

K League United Editors Paul Neat and Matthew Binns host this week's K League United Podcast and look to swiftly move on from Korea's disappointing exit at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, giving their brief verdicts on how it eventually transpired for Kim Hak-bum's men. Attention then swiftly returns to K League with interviews from players at two of the K League 1's in-form sides; Incheon United and Suwon FC. Paul speaks with centre-back Harrison Delbridge about adjusting to life in Korea and...


K1 Shocks, K2 Title Race, and #Tokyo2020

The original podcasting trio of Ryan Walters, Paul Neat, and Matthew Binns is back to run the rule over a busy weekend of football in Korea. The first segment sees the three discuss a slew of shock upsets in the top flight, chief among them Suwon FC's 5-2 dismantling of the Asian Champs in Ulsan with Lars Veldwijk netting no less than four times and assisting the fifth! As we're so fond of saying, "there ain't no party like a K2 party!" and the second division is living up to the hype with...


Transfer Window Roundup, Men's Olympic Team & K League 2 Update

Ryan Walters is joined by Paul Neat, Matthew Binns and Peter Hampshire for this week's K League United Podcast as they look back over the summer transfer window and the significant deals that have grabbed the headlines in recent weeks. The attention then turns to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics as Korea's Men's team go in search of a medal and the elusive military exemption that such an award brings with it. Then, we check in with K League 2 and the curse of first as well as other things that...


ACL Group Stage Recap

Ryan Walters is back in the host's chair for the first time in a full month to recap and review the ACL East Group Stage and assess the performances of all four K League teams. Joined by Matthew Binns and Dan Croydon, the three begin the pod with a discussion on whether or not the expanded format was a success or failure both in theory and in practice, including the effect CSL teams sending their youth squads had. They then jump into a group by group discussion going over what went well,...


AFC Champions League Week 1 Recap + Kim Bo-kyung Interview

Matthew Binns, Dan Croydon and Jung Muyeol take a look back on the first week of AFC Champions League action and give their thoughts on the results of K League sides so far. Then, Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors midfielder Kim Bo-kyung gives his thoughts on the competition ahead. All this and more, on the K League United Podcast


AFC Champions League 2021 Preview: The Interviews

Paul Neat assembles a five-a-side team of interviewees to preview the AFC Champions League Group Stage. The first Dutchman to win the ACL, Dave Bulthuis, talks about putting the disappointment of missing out on the K League title and FA Cup to then go on and clinch ACL glory last year. Then, Song Min-kyu talks about what it will mean to him to play in ACL, whenever the now full Korean international does get the chance due to his involvement in the Olympics. (Video version on KLU Patreon:...


ACL 2021 Preview

Ryan Walters hosts a bumper edition of the podcast spanning from Japan to Singapore, Thailand to India, and Malaysia to the Philippines to cover Asia's biggest club competition in as much detail as possible! The experts give an overview of each team, name a player to watch, predict a group winner, and answer listener questions throughout the show! Group F 🇹🇭 BG Pathum United - Obb Deewajin 🇰🇷 Ulsan Hyundai - Dan Croydon 🇻🇳 Viettel - Rhysh Roshan Rai Group G 🇰🇷 Pohang...


The Weekend S2 E16

Host Peter Hampshire takes you through the latest news regarding the Korean National team and K League. In a somber week on the peninsula with the passing of Yoo Sang-chul, many paid their respects following the 49-year-old's death. With no games in K1 this weekend, Branko Belan takes us through the K2 action.


World Cup Qualifiers, Jeonbuk Finally Win, and K League 2 Stays Wild

Ryan Walters is joined for the first time in a long time by Matthew Binns and Peter Hampshire for a jam-packed weekend review. They begin with South Korea's first World Cup Qualifiers in 18 months and discuss what can be learned from the Taeguk Warriors 5-0 victory over Turkmenistan. The second segment shifts focus to the two K League 1 matches that took place as FC Seoul and Seongnam FC continue to make up for their postponed matches. A make up match that went extremely well for Jeonbuk...