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That’s a Dive with Kyle Martino

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Kyle Martino of NBC Sports takes a deep dive into some of the most debated topics bouncing around the soccer community. The former MLS and USMNT player examines a variety of subjects each week with thorough insight and analysis. Subscribe and dive in!

Kyle Martino of NBC Sports takes a deep dive into some of the most debated topics bouncing around the soccer community. The former MLS and USMNT player examines a variety of subjects each week with thorough insight and analysis. Subscribe and dive in!
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Kyle Martino of NBC Sports takes a deep dive into some of the most debated topics bouncing around the soccer community. The former MLS and USMNT player examines a variety of subjects each week with thorough insight and analysis. Subscribe and dive in!

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English


Episodes

S2E10: Season 2 Finale!

5/23/2018
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Kyle Martino takes a deep dive on the fallout from the FA Cup Final after Chelsea's 1-0 victory over Manchester United and what it means for both Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte (3:50). Plus, Kyle shares his thoughts on Unai Emery to Arsenal and Manuel Pellegrini to West Ham (16:50) before giving a quick World Cup preview (26:30) and an assessment of the current state of the United States Men's National Team (29:40).

Duration:00:46:50

S2E9: Liverpool, Relegation & Farewell to a Legend

5/7/2018
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Kyle Martino takes a deep dive on Liverpool's recent struggles (7:00), what's at stake for West Brom, Southampton, Swansea and Huddersfield all fighting for Premier League survival (18:00) and pays tribute to Andres Iniesta who recently announced he will leave Barcelona at the end of this season (29:15). Note: Here is the link to the Steven Gerrard/David Brent comparison video:...

Duration:00:40:51

S2E8: North London Examined & Klopp's #2 Leaves

5/1/2018
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In today's episode, Kyle takes a deep dive into three timely topics: Arsenal beyond Arsene Wenger (3:15), accurate expectations for Tottenham (14:30) and Liverpool without Klopp's #2, Zeljko Buvac (24:40).

Duration:00:38:52

S2E7: Au revoir Arsene

4/25/2018
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Kyle Martino dives in on the sudden announcement by Arsene Wenger to leave Arsenal at the end of the season (2:30), Liverpool's entertaining Champions League win over Roma (19:20) and the significance of Tottenham's exit from the FA Cup after their semi-final defeat to Manchester United (31:50).

Duration:00:47:23

S2E6: Pundit Exchange Recap & City Win the Title

4/20/2018
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After returning from his Pundits Exchange Program in England, Kyle offers his insights into calling matches at the London Stadium (9:00) and Anfield (14:4530) before crowning City the greatest team in Premier League history (24:55)!

Duration:00:38:06

S2E5: Manchester Derby Fallout & What's Wrong With Chelsea?

4/10/2018
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Kyle Martino takes a deep on Saturday's thrilling Manchester Derby first examining the knee-jerk criticism Manchester City is receiving (4:00) before looking at what the performance and comeback means for Manchester United (18:00). Plus, after another poor result for Chelsea, Kyle analyzes what's gone wrong at Stamford Bridge this season (34:15).

Duration:00:50:32

S2E4: Spurs, Man City & LAFC Gets Zlataned

4/3/2018
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Kyle Martino dives in on Tottenham's impressive 3-1 victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge (4:15) and Manchester City's place in history as they inch closer to securing the Premier League title (15:00). Plus, how can we not do what everyone else did this past weekend and look back in awe as Zlatan Ibrahimovic announced his presence with authority in his MLS debut for the LA Galaxy against LAFC (25:30).

Duration:00:38:30

S2E3: Int'l Break Recap

3/28/2018
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In today’s podcast, Kyle Martino takes a deep dive on the USMNT’s win against Paraguay which featured some exciting up-and-coming talent (6:44), analyzes England’s draw against Italy - VAR strikes again! (26:40). And finally, Kyle responds to the #United2026 naysayers who are against North America’s 2026 World Cup bid (39:49). If you want to read Kyle’s article for Sports Illustrated, here’s the link: https://www.si.com/soccer/2018/03/21/kyle-martino-us-soccer-president-election-reflection

Duration:01:01:22

S2E2: Mo Salah, Mo Goals

3/21/2018
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In today’s episode of That’s a Dive, Kyle Martino blows through the whistle several times as he discusses Jose Mourinho’s press room antics yet again (2:50). Then, Kyle heaps praise upon Liverpool’s red-hot Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah (20:20) before ending the show with a discussion on FIFA’s decision to use VAR in this summer’s World Cup (36:40). And if you want to hear that Liverpool fan song in full, here's the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3oaVzA9muA

Duration:00:49:56

S2E1: TAD Pod is Back! Mourinho, Kane & Premier League Rapid Recap

3/14/2018
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Kyle Martino is back with the second season of his podcast: That's A Dive. Topics include Kyle's reflections on the U.S. Soccer presidential elections (0:45), the state of Manchester United under Jose Mourinho after their Champions League elimination (9:30), the impact of Harry Kane's ankle injury (29:00) and a look at what's changed and what hasn't in the Premier League since we last heard from Kyle on the TAD Pod (38:30).

Duration:00:57:04

That's A Dive is Back!

3/10/2018
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Official trailer announcing the return of That's A Dive with Kyle Martino. Season 2 returns later this week!

Duration:00:01:20

Halloween Themed Special (Ep. 27)

10/31/2017
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Kyle starts off the episode by reading the best listener provided soccer themed Halloween costumes (1:00), then takes a deep dive into Spurs without Harry Kane (5:10), looks into the Everton situation (15:30) and ends the show by giving Arsenal some love (24:45)

Duration:00:39:50

Koeman, Klopp and Conte (Ep 26)

10/24/2017
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In today’s That’s a Dive, Kyle turns TAD POD into SAD POD as he discusses a trio of sad managerial storylines. Kyle takes a deep dive into Everton’s decision to sack Ronald Koeman (2:50), Liverpool’s stuttering defense under Jurgen Klopp (15:09) and Antonio Conte’s rumored instability at Chelsea (25:20)

Duration:00:37:02

Scoreless at Anfield, City run riot and Kyle’s (almost) run for U.S. Soccer President (Ep. 25)

10/17/2017
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Kyle Martino takes a deep dive into Man United’s scoreless draw at Liverpool (05:30) – is Mourinho bad for football? Why do his team’s play so defensively? Then, Kyle crosses over to the blue side of Manchester and discusses City’s incredible form (17:15) – would a PL title be Guardiola’s greatest managerial achievement? And finally, Kyle circles back to U.S. Soccer and announces that he almost ran for President of the federation (28:20)

Duration:01:02:12

USMNT Fail to Qualify for 2018 World Cup (Ep. 24)

10/11/2017
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Kyle Martino takes a deep dive on what the heck happened in Trinidad & Tobago that led to the United States Men's National Team failing to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1986 (0:15). How did this happen? Who is to blame? How does the USMNT move forward? Kyle answers all that and more and is later joined by former Jamaican international player and NBC Sports colleague, Robbie Earle, to get his thoughts on the situation as well (22:30).

Duration:00:48:51

Bonus: USMNT captain Michael Bradley (Ep. 23)

10/5/2017
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USMNT captain Michael Bradley dives right into how he knew he could be a professional soccer player (3:00), proving himself as a teen-and how Christian Pulisic is doing this now (6:00), making the decision to go to play in Europe (12:13), being a veteran as the USMNT tries to qualify for the World Cup (20:30), having his dad back with the national team (23:15), and the team mentality heading into the qualifier (25:10)

Duration:00:31:46

Chelsea 0-1 Man City Reaction, Harry Kane's Class & USMNT Preview (Ep. 22)

10/3/2017
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Kyle Martino takes a deep dive on Manchester City's impressive form after their 1-0 victory at Stamford Bridge (5:15), what class Harry Kane belongs in after his terrific run in September comes to an end (16:20) and what to watch for in the final two qualifiers for the United States Men's National Team as they take on Panama and Trinidad and Tobago (28:00).

Duration:00:47:57

To Dive or Not to Dive, Striker Redemption & NFL National Anthem Demonstrations (Ep. 21)

9/28/2017
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In today’s episode, Kyle gives the title of his pod some much needed attention, as he discusses the penalty that wasn’t given to Jay Rodriguez in Monday’s match at Arsenal (09:05), uses Oumar Niasse as an example of “striker redemption” (19:15) and lastly, weighs in on the current National Anthem demonstrations going on in the NFL (31:55).

Duration:00:52:08

The Ozil/Alexis Debate, Liverpool's Struggles & Mighty Manchester (Ep. 20)

9/19/2017
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Kyle Martino takes a deep dive on how Arsene Wenger changed his lineup/tactics at Chelsea with Mesut Ozil out injured and Alexis Sanchez on the bench (6:15), Liverpool's recent struggles since that 4-0 victory over Arsenal (21:00) and the good times continue to roll in Manchester for both United and City (34:10).

Duration:00:51:20

Assessing Man City, Mourinho The Ticking Time Bomb & De Boer Out at Palace (Ep. 19)

9/12/2017
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Kyle Martino takes a deep dive on Pep Guardiola's influence on Manchester City so far this season coming off the impressive 5-0 victory over Liverpool (11:30), Jose Mourinho's mind game tactics after Manchester United's draw at Stoke (23:30) and the sudden decision by Crystal Palace to sack Frank De Boer after only four matches in charge (33:55).

Duration:00:50:26