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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.




129 - eCooligans w/ Mike LaBelle

Today we are joined by Mike LaBelle! If you don't know the name, you are probably too old to know the world of eSports! Mike is the newest signing of the New York Red Bulls! He is a professional FIFA player and has just become the first eMLS player for the Red Bulls. We get to know how in the world you become a professional video game player! Segment 1: The Martino Progress Platform is out and we (Christian) actually read the whole thing! Segment 2: Interview w/ Mike LaBelle...

Duration: 01:00:55

Campaigning With The Cooligans: Kyle Martino

Kyle Martino (@KyleMartino) joined us to discuss his candidacy for President of US Soccer. We have done no research whatsoever, but we can guarantee that this is the first time that a US Soccer presidential candidate has appeared on a comedy show! Yes, The Cooligans are involved in politics now, so turn off your favorite Sunday morning news show and listen to this! Learn more about Kyle Martino's platform at Sponsored by SeatGeek! Go to or...

Duration: 00:38:06

128 - No Hope For Solo

Hope Solo's in the news again and she's not saying things that are cool. She is in fact being quite uncool. We'll talk all about it. Plus a USMNT january camp with some very new faces and we discuss the Jonathan Gonzalez debacle that made him choose to play for Mexico over the USA. Segment 1: Hope Solo & Jermaine Jones will be the future of podcasting. Sponsored by SeatGeek! Go to or the SeatGeek app and use the promo code "COOLIGANS" for $20 off your first...

Duration: 01:28:29

127 - Guerrerants w/ David Gass

We wanted to welcome 2018 with some excitement and optimism about American soccer, but the British took us on a severe detour by mocking MLS, so we spent a long time talking about it. We are also joined by David Gass of MLS and Extra Time Radio to discuss all thing soccer and hummus! Segment 1: Alexis is upset and yells at you for an hour. Segment 2: Interview w/ David Gass (@EmpireGass) Sponsored by SeatGeek! Go to or the SeatGeek app and use the promo code "COOLIGANS"...

Duration: 01:34:17

126 - Cooligan Resolutions

2017 has been a wild year for us. We've gotten to do some very fun things and that's all because of you! This is part soccer podcast, part thank you episode, and part #BarcoWatch. Thank you for supporting The Cooligans in 2017. We promise that 2018 will be even better. Segment 1: We learn Alexis' name is actually Sacha. Sponsored by SeatGeek! Go to or the SeatGeek app and use the promo code "COOLIGANS" for $20 off your first...

Duration: 01:31:35

125 - Atlanta Got A PJ? w/ Andrew Wiebe

Today's episode includes private planes and baby puke. We are joined by Andrew Wiebe of MLS Extra Time Radio who has been covering the league for nearly a decade but he's a new dad and has been putting diapers on a baby for nearly a month. Segment 1: Flying your private jet all the way to heaven. Segment 2: Interview with Andrew Wiebe (@andrew_wiebe) of Extra Time Radio + Sponsored by SeatGeek! Go to or the SeatGeek app and use the promo code "COOLIGANS"...

Duration: 01:27:10

124 - Canadian Cooligans (MLS Cup 2017) w/ Stu Holden

We are back from our 2nd trip to Toronto for an MLS Cup and this time we had shots on goal from the visiting team, so it was substantially more exciting! Congratulations to Toronto FC on their MLS Cup victory. They put on quite a show and so did Stefan Frei but we can't say the same for the other 10 Sounders on the field. Today we are joined by Stu Holden of Fox Sports! Stu is an American legend. He played in the Premier League, won MLS Cup in Houston, and was also a professional video game...

Duration: 01:42:26

123 - Mi Burito Sabanero

Big tings on the show this week! An MLS Cup rematch is happening this weekend, plus we discuss the World Cup Draw! What group is the USA in? Is it the group of death or is it the group of we didn't make it to the World Cup and are dying inside? Also, Sunil Gulati is out! He has announced he will not be running for president of USSF and we cannot hide our joy. Segment 1: #GulatiOut + #BuritoIn Segment 2: MLS World Cup Sponsored by SeatGeek. Go to or the SeatGeek app...

Duration: 01:23:22

122 - The Baby Goat Episode w/ Arielle Castillo

Arielle Castillo of MLS joins us on today's show! Arielle is a senior editor at MLS and also does a lot of their social media. She does it all. From player interviews to retweeting her favorite player pet photos. Arielle offers a fresh voice in American soccer and we have a hilarious conversation about all the things we just discussed! Segment 1: It's so hard to say goodbye! Segment 2: Interview with Arielle Castillo of Twitter & Instagram: @ariellec If you like this...

Duration: 01:13:44

121 - The Garbage Plate w/ Dave Sarachan

Holy smokes! The manager of the US Men's National Team is on our show and we are losing our minds. Dave Sarachan joins the show to discuss the state of American soccer and how he feels about missing out on The World Cup in 2018. Funny and interesting conversation and then we talk to him about food obviously, because Alexis Guerreros is obviously on the show. Segment 1: The Brooklyn Studio has come to the MSG Studio! Segment 2: Interview w/ Dave Sarachan (USMNT Interim...

Duration: 02:07:28

120 - Horvath!!!!

It's the dreaded international break where the MLS Playoffs go on hiatus, but fret not Cooligans listeners. There's still plenty to discuss. The USA is not going to the World Cup next summer, but that doesn't mean they've stopped playing soccer. We discuss the friendly in Portugal plus some of the new things happening in Major League Soccer! Segment 1: Pulisic wrote a scathing book report. Segment 2: What is you doin', Horvath? Sponsored by SeatGeek. Go to or the...

Duration: 01:42:31

119 - New Studio, Who Dis?

The Cooligans are in a new studio at Cumulus Media on top of Madison Square Garden in NYC and it's clearly gone to our heads. Have we changed? We don't think so. This is still a podcast where we cover the latest furs to wear and caviars to eat. Same ol' Cooligans! Segment 1: Tunnel Fight gives us life! Segment 2: MLS Playoffs are not going according the script the Soccerluminati have written! Sponsored by SeatGeek. Go to or the SeatGeek app and use the promo code...

Duration: 01:59:58

118 - The Boooooooligans

In this extra scary Halloween episode, all our soccer nightmares come true. Our favorite team gets demolished in their first-leg playoff match, and to add insult to injury, the Western Conference Playoffs have been snoozers. A lot packed in this episode. No guest today. Just Major League Soccer! Segment 1: Were Jozy Altidore and Michael Bradley getting booed, or were the Red Bull fans just in the Halloween spirit? Segment 2: MLS Playoffs 1st Legs. Show me them legs,...

Duration: 02:05:22

MLS Playoff Knockout Pod 2017

The MLS Cup Playoffs are here and the knockout round is already behind us! The MLS Cup Playoffs grow up so fast! Hear us talk about all the matches this week. So much joy. So much sadness. Join us as we pour one out for Atlanta! Sponsored by SeatGeek. Go to or the SeatGeek app and use the promo code "COOLIGANS" for $20 off your first order!

Duration: 01:11:07

117 - Save The Crewligans w/ Travis Irvine

Columbus Crew's days might be numbered, but we try to find some solutions on today's episode as we are joined by politician and comedian Travis Irvine. We met Travis doing stand-up comedy in NYC, but he recently moved back to Ohio to run for office. Yes, that is real. He even has a documentary about the whole thing on Amazon Prime Video. Travis is also a huge Columbus Crew fan, so we try to figure out what in the world owner Anthony Precourt is doing to this club. Segment 1: Atlanta...

Duration: 02:21:15

116 - Grab Them By The Puppy w/ Matthew Doyle

The USA is not going to World Cup 2018 so obviously the internet went wild, especially Jermaine Jones. JJ made a video on Instagram live and we made a little bit of fun of it, and boy oh boy, it is now most popular thing we've ever made. We're joined by Matthew Doyle today to make some sense of our feelings. He is known as the MLS Analyst, but today he's the MLS Therapist. Segment 1: Jermaine Jones forgot Instagram Live videos don't delete immediately. Segment 2: Interview w/ Matthew...

Duration: 02:35:17

115 - America Is On Fire w/ DJ Step

America is not going to the World Cup in Russia. We can't believe we are even typing that. Summer 2018 will not be very lit in America. It's a shame this happened on what was otherwise a very fun episode as we are joined by DJ Step, who is the Chicago Fire DJ and music director. We have a great talk about the effect of music on soccer matches. Step is one of the homies and is one of the good people doing great work to make soccer in America a memorable experience on match day. Segment...

Duration: 02:31:53

Atlanta United Live Podcast at Red Clay Comedy Festival w/ Julian Gressel, Bobby Boswell, Brittany Arnold

This episode was recorded live at Argosy in East Atlanta Village. We are joined by Atlanta United players, Julian Gressel and Bobby Boswell. We are also joined by Brittany Arnold who is the team correspondent and sideline reporter for Fox Sports Southeast This episode is brought to you by Mack Weldon. Go to for the highest quality men's underwear available. Use the promo code "COOLIGANS" FOR 20% off.

Duration: 01:51:37

114 - Tropic Cooligans w/ Ceej of Tropic Sound

Today we are joined by Ceej aka Tropic Sound himself! Ceej has become a big part of the podcast ever since he began sending us the craziest gifs on Twitter that made us question our own morality. We also attempt to find out if getting a burger named after you is the best way to make your national team. Segment 1: Atlanta. We came, we saw, and we ate it. Segment 2: Interview with head of Tropic Sounders Supporters Group - Ceej @Ceejness @TropicSounders Segment 3: The "F" in FC...

Duration: 02:58:28

113 - MLS Haters' Shield

If the Supporters Shield is awarded to the best team in the league, shouldn't the worst team in the league receive an award? The Haters' Shield sounds right, but maybe there's a better name. Hit us up @soccercooligans and let us know what the name of the award for the team that stinks it up more than anyone else in Major League Soccer! Segment 1: Atlanta, here we come! Segment 2: It's Yeferson Savarino, not Jefferson Savarino! Matches: ATL v MTL POR v ORL RSL v SEA VAN v...

Duration: 02:01:15

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