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The beautiful game, explained. Whether you're a soccer newbie looking to learn the basics, or a football fanatic desperate for deep-dive details, you'll find it here.

The beautiful game, explained. Whether you're a soccer newbie looking to learn the basics, or a football fanatic desperate for deep-dive details, you'll find it here.
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United States

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The beautiful game, explained. Whether you're a soccer newbie looking to learn the basics, or a football fanatic desperate for deep-dive details, you'll find it here.

Language:

English


Episodes

#0 Hello and welcome to Soccer 101: What it is, why we did it, and how you can help

7/21/2019
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This is our intro episode explaining who we are, what Soccer 101 is, and how you can help us make it successful. Soccer 101 is sponsored by Postmates. Download the iOS or Android app for free and then use code SOCCER for 100 USD of free delivery credit in your first seven days Here's the iTunes (now known as Apple Podcasts) link to Soccer 101: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/soccer-101/id1473757537 Please share it with people! The Soccer 101 theme (and lots of other excellent music)...

Duration:00:06:47

#1 The offside rule: how it works, why it exists, and its 100-plus-year history

7/21/2019
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We offer the ultimate explainer for the most debated thing in soccer: the offside rule. There's plenty here for soccer newbies and experts alike. If you're looking for a simple explanation of how offside works, we've got you covered. If you're looking for a detailed history of how it started and how it has evolved over the past 100+ years, we've also got you covered. Soccer 101 is sponsored by Postmates. Download the iOS or Android app for free and then use code SOCCER for 100 USD of free...

Duration:00:36:55

#2 What do the numbers mean? Number 6, 8, 10, and all the rest

7/21/2019
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We answer the question we get asked the most. By far: What do the numbers mean? He's a great number 6, that number 8 is up and down the field, he's an ideal number 9, and so on. We offer a guide to what each of the numbers means, what different numbers mean in different countries (e.g. a German 6 is a Brazilian 5), why very few players actually wear these numbers anymore, and how we came by this odd numbers-based positional system to begin with. Soccer 101 is sponsored by Postmates....

Duration:00:28:24

#3 Why is it called a derby? Plus: our six favorite derbies

7/21/2019
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We offer two explanations for why the term derby is used for a big soccer rivalry, then each offer up three of our favorite derbies. Worth noting, we don't talk El Clasico or the North London Derby or Superclasico or the Old Firm Derby because a) you've probably heard it all before and b) each deserves its own full episode. Derbies discussed: The Northwest Derby: Manchester vs Liverpool The Black Country Derby: Wolves vs WBA The Hamburg Derby: Hamburg vs St Pauli De Klassieker: Ajax...

Duration:00:42:10

#4 Skills special! Rabona, Trivela, Elastico, Sombrero explained

7/21/2019
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We explain four classic skill moves: Rabona Trivela Elastico Sombrero We discuss what it is, the most famous proponent, the etymology of each term, and how to pull it off VIDEOS! Jonathan Calleri scoring a RABONA for Boca Juniors: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6eOj9f8hhg Ricardo Quaresma scoring TRIVELA goals: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEiEAXAtdoM Ronaldinho, king of the ELASTICO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjNIGztjVMM Ossie Ardiles SOMBRERO from the movie Victory:...

Duration:00:33:10

#5 Soccer vs Football: American vs British terminology

7/21/2019
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On this classic episode from the Total Soccer Show archives, we get into the different terminologies that Americans and British people use. Here's the full list: 1. Soccer vs Football 2. Field vs Pitch 3. Uniform vs Kit 4. Cleats vs Boots 5. Shinguards vs Shinpads 6. Coach vs Manager 7. Grammar! Man Utd is vs Man Utd are 8. Outside back vs Fullback 9. Overtime vs Extratime 10. Shutout vs Clean sheet 11. Sideline vs Touchline Soccer 101 is sponsored by Postmates. Download the...

Duration:01:06:35

#7 Why is Pele so famous?

7/21/2019
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We take a look at Pele's soccer career. Not in a "born in October 1940" kind of way (though he was) but more discussing the moves, the moments, and the attributes that made him such a global soccer icon. Soccer 101 is sponsored by Postmates. Download the iOS or Android app for free and then use code SOCCER for 100 USD of free delivery credit in your first seven days Here's the iTunes (now known as Apple Podcasts) link to Soccer 101:...

Duration:00:37:25

#9 What is a Panenka? (and how to take one)

7/21/2019
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We explain the Panenka penalty, including the man that started it all, Antonin Panenka. We also explain how to take one, and what can go wrong. VIDEOS! The original, 1976 Antonin Panenka penalty for Czechoslovakia vs Germany in the 1976 European Championship final: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyNkQVAzQXU Andrea Pirlo vs England in the Euro 2012 quarterfinal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFgeIfVFl58 Gary Lineker vs Brazil in 1992:...

Duration:00:26:53

#8 Parks and Recreation XI

7/21/2019
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We each select a starting XI of Parks and Rec characters, and explain why they make our team. This is a Total Soccer Show episode, and we'll soon add our other fictional XIs to the Soccer 101 feed. Hope you like The Simpsons and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. This episode is sponsored by Sweetums, because they run this town. Our actual sponsor is Postmates. Download the iOS or Android app for free and then use code SOCCER for 100 USD of free delivery credit in your first seven...

Duration:00:56:31

#6 How to watch a game for tactics

7/21/2019
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We are often asked how we break down and analyze soccer games. So here's an episode with Taylor and I explaining our method and offering tips on how to spot tactics and understand what's going on in a game. Soccer 101 is sponsored by Postmates. Download the iOS or Android app for free and then use code SOCCER for 100 USD of free delivery credit in your first seven days Here's the iTunes (now known as Apple Podcasts) link to Soccer 101:...

Duration:00:36:41