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Each week, Sports Illustrated’s esteemed Planet Fútbol crew discusses the latest spanning the world of soccer, touching on everything from the U.S. national teams to the Champions League to MLS and more.

Each week, Sports Illustrated’s esteemed Planet Fútbol crew discusses the latest spanning the world of soccer, touching on everything from the U.S. national teams to the Champions League to MLS and more.
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Each week, Sports Illustrated’s esteemed Planet Fútbol crew discusses the latest spanning the world of soccer, touching on everything from the U.S. national teams to the Champions League to MLS and more.

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@SInow

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English


Episodes

World Cup Winner Crystal Dunn

8/15/2019
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Grant has a conversation with Crystal Dunn, the reigning World Cup champion with the US and NWSL champion with the North Carolina Courage. They talk about what she’s hoping for in the next USWNT coach, whether that might include her moving away from her unnatural left back spot, how her life has changed since winning the World Cup, this week’s ICC tournament and how she thinks the NWSL can make its post-World Cup bump sustainable. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:17:43

A Conversation With Sports Photographer Simon Bruty

8/8/2019
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Grant interviews Simon Bruty, a legendary sports action and portrait photographer who has done work for Sports Illustrated (and with Grant) for more than two decades. They go into detail about Bruty's rise as a photographer, how he approaches the details of action and portrait photography, how he got some of his favorite shots, suggestions he'd have for aspiring sports photographers, and what makes shooting soccer different from other sports. You can find Bruty's work at SimonBruty.com and...

Duration:00:33:43

Post-World Cup Women's Soccer Talk

8/1/2019
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Grant and SI's Laken Litman reconnect to discuss the main post-World Cup developments in women's soccer: USWNT coach Jill Ellis's decision to step down, U.S. Soccer's claim that it has paid the WNT more than the MNT over the past 10 years, the post-WC bump for the NWSL and Megan Rapinoe's big book deal, among other things. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:44:13

WWC '19: USA Wins World Cup 2019, Adds a Fourth Star

7/7/2019
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Grant and Laken break down the U.S.'s 2-0 victory in the World Cup final against the Netherlands, completing the Americans' run to a record fourth World Cup title in the women's game. They talk about Megan Rapinoe's tournament masterclass, the rise of Rose Lavelle, the U.S.'s first back-to-back titles and the potential futures of U.S. players and coach Jill Ellis. Sports Illustrated is conducting an audience survey to better serve all of our listeners. It will only take a few minutes of...

Duration:00:28:35

WWC '19: Final Preview Episode

7/5/2019
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Grant Wahl is joined by SI staff writer Laken Litman to preview the 2019 Women's World Cup Final between the US and Netherlands. Grant and Laken discuss Megan Rapinoe's likelihood to play, the potential impact of a US win back home, and Dan Wetzel's ability to twist Grant's arm into doing this podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:25:48

WWC '19 USA 2, England 1, and the USWNT Is In Another World Cup Final

7/2/2019
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Grant and Laken go deep on the U.S.'s 2-1 semifinal victory against England: The extremely well-taken goals, Alyssa Naeher's career-defining game in goal, the highs and lows of VAR, and, ultimately, a berth in a third straight World Cup final for the USWNT. Next up for a fourth star: Sweden or the Netherlands. Sports Illustrated is conducting an audience survey to better serve all of our listeners. It will only take a few minutes of your time and it really helps us improve our shows. Please...

Duration:00:41:23

WWC '19 USA 2, France 1: Americans in the Semis

6/28/2019
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Grant and Laken break down the U.S.'s stirring 2-1 victory against France, eliminating the hosts in the World Cup quarterfinals. They discuss Megan Rapinoe's big-game performance, scoring both U.S. goals, and look ahead to the USA-England semifinal in Lyon as the Americans continue their push for a fourth World Cup title. Sports Illustrated is conducting an audience survey to better serve all of our listeners. It will only take a few minutes of your time and it really helps us improve our...

Duration:00:21:35

WWC '19: USA 2, Spain 1 and American Outlaws' Donald Wine

6/24/2019
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Grant and Laken discuss the U.S.'s difficult 2-1 win over Spain in the World Cup Round of 16, including the soft penalty call that decided it. They also look ahead to the monster quarterfinal showdown on Friday between the U.S. and France in Paris, and they break down Marta's emotional message after perhaps her final World Cup game with Brazil. Then Grant interviews Donald Wine of the American Outlaws supporters group about his fan experience in France and some of his favorite and hairiest...

Duration:00:34:29

WWC '19: USA 2, Sweden 0 and Fox Sports' Alex Curry

6/20/2019
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Grant and Laken break down the U.S.'s 2-0 group finale victory over Sweden and discuss other aspects of the women's World Cup, including the spate of VAR-influenced penalty retakes, their look at the Round of 16 matchups and who they think will win the Golden Boot. Then Grant interviews Alex Curry, who's the embedded reporter with the USWNT for Fox Sports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:35:59

WWC '19: U.S. vs Chile and Sepp Blatter Interview

6/17/2019
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Grant and Laken discuss the U.S.’s 3-0 win over Chile, and Grant interviews former FIFA president Sepp Blatter about his legacy in women’s soccer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:05:00

WWC '19: U.S. vs Thailand 13-0? The USWNT won 13-0?!?

6/11/2019
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In the latest episode of their women's World Cup podcast, Grant and SI's Laken Litman discuss the U.S.'s 13-0 win over Thailand—which broke the record for the most lopsided game in World Cup history—and break down whether scoring that many goals (and celebrating the last ones as much as the first ones) shows sportsmanship. And now that every World Cup team has played once, they talk about their most surprising results, tournament trends they're seeing, and standout players they hadn't known...

Duration:00:54:30

Women’s World Cup Preview

6/6/2019
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SI’s Grant Wahl and Laken Litman look ahead to World Cup 2019, which starts Friday in France. They look at the six groups, break down the US’s chances and make predictions for Golden Ball and Boot, biggest surprises and flameouts, most entertaining teams, and the bracket itself. https://www.si.com/soccer/2019/06/03/uswnt-equal-pay-gender-fight-us-soccer-uswntpa-nflpa-wnba Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:07:08

USWNT’s Rose Lavelle and Abby Dahlkemper

5/30/2019
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With the World Cup starting on June 7, Grant sits down with USWNT starters Rose Lavelle and Abby Dahlkemper to talk about their stories and how they approach the sport. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:23:56

CONCACAF President Victor Montagliani

5/23/2019
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Grants chats with Canada’s Victor Montagliani, the CONCACAF president and a FIFA VP, about women’s soccer in CONCACAF, the men’s Gold Cup and his work as chair of the FIFA stakeholders committee—including his views on solidarity payments, possible changes to FIFA’s rule preventing transfers of minors and how FIFA approaches the regulation of promotion and relegation in the United States. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:19:55

Tab Ramos and Jonathan González

5/16/2019
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Grant has two interviews this week. One is with Tab Ramos about his U.S. team at the upcoming Under-20 World Cup and his future as a coach. The second is with Monterrey’s Jonathan González about his team’s recent CONCACAF Champions League title and his journey with Sueño Alianza. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:20:57

Episode 1 of Throwback: The 1991 U.S. Women's World Cup Team

5/9/2019
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This week's podcast has a special episode: It's Episode 1 of Throwback, SI's new podcast series on the untold stories of legendary sports moments. This season is on the first FIFA women's World Cup in 1991 and the fascinating U.S. team that played in it. It's an origin story on how the USWNT got started in the mid-1980s and how FIFA finally got its act together and began staging a women's world championship. Interviewees include Michelle Akers, Mia Hamm, Julie Foudy, Carin Gabarra, Anson...

Duration:00:22:30

A Conversation With John Strong of Fox Sports

5/2/2019
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Grant has a fun discussion with John Strong, the lead play-by-play voice of Fox Soccer, about what it’s like to reach your professional life goals in your early 30s, why he took singing lessons for work, his thoughts on MLS and this summer’s Gold Cup, and what it’s like to share the same name with a prominent adult film actor. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:37:11

Adriana Monsalve of Univision Deportes

4/25/2019
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Grant has a wide-ranging conversation with one of the biggest stars of U.S. soccer media, Adriana Monsalve of Univision Deportes. They talk about her recent donation of a kidney to her brother, Adrián; her thoughts on the big soccer events in 2019; her favorite career moments; the progress of that career from being the lead singer of a musical group to her current status as one of the most respected sports broadcasters in America; and her response to the ongoing turmoil in her native...

Duration:00:36:56

Matt Pentz on the Seattle Sounders

4/11/2019
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Grant chats with longtime Seattle Sounders beat writer Matt Pentz of The Athletic about his new book, The Sound and the Glory: How the Seattle Sounders Showed Major League Soccer How to Win Over America. Pentz explains how the Sounders became the blueprint for MLS to feel truly "major league" in their city, which has been followed since then by others like Atlanta United and LAFC. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:29:02

A Discussion With Five Members of the 1994 USMNT World Cup Team

4/4/2019
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In a special podcast, Grant moderates a panel discussion at the International Champions Cup launch in New York City with five members of the 1994 U.S. men's World Cup team: Alexi Lalas, Tony Meola, Claudio Reyna, Tab Ramos and Cobi Jones. They discuss not just the story and the influence of that '94 USMNT team, but also their thoughts on American soccer today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:03:50