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Soccer is exciting, but soccer talk is so boring...UNTIL NOW. Listen, follow, and fall in love with comedians Alexis Guerreros and Christian Polanco; also known as The Cooligans.

Soccer is exciting, but soccer talk is so boring...UNTIL NOW. Listen, follow, and fall in love with comedians Alexis Guerreros and Christian Polanco; also known as The Cooligans.
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Soccer is exciting, but soccer talk is so boring...UNTIL NOW. Listen, follow, and fall in love with comedians Alexis Guerreros and Christian Polanco; also known as The Cooligans.




168 - Slide Tackle In The DMs w/ Johnny Borrajo

Today we are joined by New York Cosmos player Johnny Borrajo to talk about what's going on with the NASL and how he's handling the hiatus of his league by getting people into Soccer Shape. We also discuss his championship season at Miami FC and what the future of lower league soccer looks like from the perspective of an American soccer veteran. Segment 1: Carlito's Güey Segment 2: Interview w/ Johnny Borrajo (@johnnyborrajo, @soccershape) of New York Cosmos Sponsor: On The Volley...


167 - The Cristiano Episode

We get a bit serious today as we discuss the latest news regarding Cristiano Ronaldo. As serious as these allegations are, this is still a comedy podcast and we find ways to bring some levity in the face of tragedy. The world can be awful, and that awfulness can affect the world of soccer. Segment 1: No way Juve Segment 2: MLS Playoffs are oh so close! Sponsored by Seatgeek. Download the SeatGeek app and use the promo code "COOLIGANS" for $20 off your first...


166 - Handshake Etiquette w/ Aaron Dolores of Black Arrow

Today we are joined by Aaron Dolores of Black Arrow. Aaron created Black Arrow to highlight black culture in soccer and to connect fans to the game in America in a different way than we've seen in the past. We also discuss the new juicy beef between New York Red Bulls head coach Chris Armas and Atlanta United head coach Tata Martino. American soccer is finally getting as gossipy as the Premier League, so that's how you know we've made it. Segment 1: The non-handshake heard 'round the...


165 - DR7

We are kicking it old school this week and recording in Christian's apartment because Alexis is working on becoming a sitcom star on ABC so we couldn't go to our MSG studio. Do not fret, because we still bring the heat. We are still celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month and we highlight some of the great Dominican soccer players who are lighting it up all over the world. We also go over all the latest American soccer gossip and go over the NWSL final! Segment 1: Should there be a National...


164 - Coming Up Short w/ Lauryn Hutchinson of Trinidad & Tobago Women's National Team

Today we are joined by Lauryn Hutchinson who is a defender on the Trinidad & Tobago Women's National Team. T&T has huge World Cup Qualifiers coming up and are severely under-resourced. Lauryn had a video we saw online asking for some support so that her teammates can get some help in preparing for their matches. Federations not supporting their female players is a thing that is all too common so we try to make sense of the senseless with Lauryn. Segment 1: Why does everyone hate Michael...


163 - No Other States w/ Matt Besler of USMNT & Sporting Kansas City

Today we are joined by Matt Besler of Sporting Kansas City and the US Men's National Team. Matt is a veteran center back for club and country and now The Cooligans Podcast. We talk USMNT missing out on the World Cup, winning trophies with SKC, not recognizing Graham Zusi, and on becoming a fashionista. Segment 1: Sigi Sigi Sigi Can't you see, Sometimes you just gotta leave the Galaxy. Segment 2: Interview w/ Matt Besler of SKC (@mattbesler, @statessoccer) Segment 3: We get it...


USMNT Special w/ John Strong of Fox Sports

Today on a special Cooligans podcast, we are joined by John Strong who stopped by our studio to discuss the USA vs Brazil Friendly tonight at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. We discuss how calling the World Cup was for him, and we get into some more serious stuff like finding a USMNT coach and what is going on with #SaveTheCrew. Join The Gully Squad at Help us make 2-episode-a-week Cooligans a regular thing. You can help decide what we discuss on the show by...


162 - Tata Got That Smoke

Action packed episode today! The USMNT legend, Clint Dempsey retires. US Soccer goes to the White House. Tata Martino knows more English than he lets on. Plus we go over a bunch of the MLS matches for the weekend! Segment 1: Even though MLS players retire, they are still pretty good at soccer. Segment 2: How bad do the LA Galaxy need to play before they make changes to their back line? Sponsor: On The Volley Apparel - Pick up some of the freshest urban soccer apparel you'll ever...


161 - Stone Cold Steve Austin FC

Alexi Lalas is up to his shenanigans again! Lots of people are upset with him after his comments regarding the Columbus Crew and the announcement of the logo for Austin FC. Lalas can be a bit harsh at times and he is going full heel on #SaveTheCrew! Segment 1: Is Josef Martinez Orlando City's biological father? Segment 2: NY is Seatgeek. Download the SeatGeek app and use the promo code "COOLIGANS" for $20 off your first...


160 - eRivalry Week w/ Chris Holly & Mike LaBelle

It's Rivalry Week in MLS and since we missed on the opportunity to play in a real life Rivalry Week match, we are playing one in FIFA! We invited eMLS pros Chris Holly (NYCFC) and Mike LaBelle (New York Red Bulls) to play in a 2v2 match with us in studio. We chat about what it takes to become a professional gamer and how eGamers are changing the sports landscape. Segment 1: Austin voted yes to Precourt but no to Papa John's Segment 2: Interview with NYCFC eMLS athlete Chris Holly...


159 - Early Retirement League w/ Ethan White

Today we are joined by former MLS veteran, Ethan White. The NYCFC, Philadelphia Union, and DC United defender has left soccer to pursue other interests and is one of those interests stand-up comedy? Listen and find out! Segment 1: If someone is racist and no one is there to hear it, did it really happen? Segment 2: Interview with Ethan White (IG: @ethanwhite, Twitter: @ethanwhite15) Sponsored by: Mack Weldon. Use promo code "cooligans" at to receive 20% off your...


158 - House Of Carleton

Last week we discussed the controversial designated player, Ezequiel Barco of Atlanta United. This week we discussed who benefited from Barco's love affair. Andrew Carleton replaced him in the lineup, so we are asking the tough questions and backing it up with zero evidence! Segment 1: MLS All-Star + Trap Music = Turnt Up MLS Segment 2: Will Josef Martinez go down as the greatest player in MLS history? Sponsor: Go to for a credit card consolidation loan. If...


157 - Young Designated Playa w/ Total Soccer Show

The World Cup Comedy Tour is over and on today's show we talk about how the tour went while in Atlanta for the MLS All-Star game. We recorded in the basement of our hotel like lil soccer trolls with the gentlemen from Total Soccer Show! Segment 1: The Love Boat Segment 2: MLS Schedule blues Sponsored by SeatGeek! Download the SeatGeek app and use the promo code "COOLIGANS" for $20 off your first order! @notalexis @chrispolanco @soccercooligans @ogpodcasts


156 - Host Swap w/ Taylor Rockwell of Total Soccer Show

Similar to the hit ABC show Wife Swap, we have decided to do a soccer podcast host swap instead of swapping spouses! Taylor Rockwell joins Christian Polanco for the 2nd half of the podcast! Meanwhile Alexis Guerreros joined Daryl Grove on Total Soccer Show! Give that a listen too! Segment 1: It's Always Sunny In Portlandia Segment 2: Alexis has been replaced by Taylor Rockwell of Total Soccer Show! Sponsor: On The Volley Apparel - Pick up some of the freshest urban soccer apparel...


155 - Tell Em Why You Mad Mike Petke!

The World Cup is over and we are sad about it, but there's so much more going on in soccer that needs to be discussed. Soccer never ends and neither do the Cooligans. We recorded this episode at 3am in Omaha after our show at the World Cup Comedy Tour. A fun and groggy podcast! SeatGeek! Download the SeatGeek app and use the promo code "COOLIGANS" for $20 off your first order! @notalexis @chrispolanco @soccercooligans @ogpodcasts


154 - UmTiti or UmTata?

The World Cup is almost over and it's terrifying. What was life before the World Cup? No one even remembers! We'll talk about the Cristiano Ronaldo move to Juventus plus the even more monumental move of Jesse Marsch to an assistant job at RB Leipzig! Segment 1: Cristiano Ronaldo moves to a safer tax haven. Segment 2: Shine bright like a Diomande. Sponsors: Birddogs: Get yourself the greatest pair of high quality shorts you will ever wear at and use the promo code...


153 - Seeing Blue w/ Mark Fishkin

Seriously. This is the craziest World Cup in history. If you're just a casual soccer fan, and this tournament has not made you a life long believer in the beautiful game, you are an emotionless robot, so all we have to say is, wow technology is making some great robots nowadays! We talk World Cup, plus we discuss the Hudson River Derby with the New York Red Bulls OG and host of Seeing Red, Mark Fishkin! Segment 1: Football might actually be coming home. Segment 2: Interview with Mark...


152 - ¡Cosas Chingonas! w/ Indi Cowie

2nd week of World Cup and we are losing our minds. How are we ever going to make it to the final with all this Kroosing and Messi'ing? We try our best as we look back at all the fun stories from Matchday 2! We are also joined by Nike Soccer Freestyler, Indi Cowie on this episode! We hung out at the Neymar Jrs Five and we talked about her rise into becoming a freestyle icon! Segment 1: Morocco is not a huge fan of VAR. Segment 2: Interview with Indi Cowie (@indicowie) Segment 3: MLS...


151 - The Gully Mundial w/ Mike LaBelle & Jimmy Conrad

The World Cup has arrived and we go in. It hasn't even been a week and so much has happened. Spain fired their manager two days before the World Cup. Before any ball was even kicked, there were already a dozen things to discuss! You'll also get to hear our interview from the Red Bull Neymar Jr's Fives in Miami with eMLS athlete Mike LaBelle & your favorite former USMNT star, Jimmy Conrad! Segment 1: This World Cup is nuts. Like fuhhreal. What is happening? Segment 2: Interview w/...


150 - Miami Nice w/ Aaron West of Copa90

We are back from Miami! We had a blast at the Red Bull Neymar Jrs Five tournament and we are gonna be giving you the interviews from our trip. Our first one is with Aaron West of Copa 90! We also discuss NYCFC losing their coach and then getting a rebound coach almost immediately. We also give you the gulliest World Cup Preview the world has ever seen! Segment 1: Patrick Vieira abandonment issues Segment 2: Interview with Aaron West (@ayyy_west) of Copa90 - (01:19:25) Segment 3:...