In Episode 26 of The Mexican Soccer Show, Eric Gomez (@goaleric) and Jony Rico (@jonyrico) talk up the latest transfer news and gossip regarding the inaugural season of the Liga MX. Will Nery Castillo make an impact for Pachuca? Is Pablo Barrera coming back home? Who has assembled the best squad over the summer? All this, plus “Jony’s Corner” in the web´s best Podcast on Mexican fútbol.
In the first episode on the new Tuesday night schedule, host Christopher McCollum is joined by regular panelists Brian Sciaretta, John Kretlow, and Jamie Hill. Former GolTV commentator and current beIN Sports personality Phil Schoen joined the panel as a special guest to discuss a variety of topics.
First on the agenda for the show was a discussion on the new Yanks Abroad website set to be released within the next couple of days, and then the conversation turned to goal line technology. A spirited debate between Brian and Phil is had, with no clear victor at the end. Up next was a discussion of Timothy Chandler and where Phil thinks he stands with Germany and the United States.
To finish off the conversation with Phil, talk turns to players he expects to see travel to Azteca to play Mexico, and who he sees coming out of MLS to join up with the National Team in the near future.
The show concludes with an update on the Glasgow Rangers situation, with the current word being that the old club is dead, and the new club may not even be accepted into the Scottish Football Association’s ranks, let alone get back into the Premier League.
In Episode 25 of the Mexican Soccer Show, Tom Marshall and Eric Gomez go over what is likely to be a tricky trip down south to El Salvador for the Mexican national team in World Cup Qualifying.
In Part 2, the transfer draft and the “Liga MX” are put under the microscope and, in Part 3, we take a close took at Tigres UANL in the Z to A of the Primera División.
Mexico had an excellent weekend, defeating international minnows Brazil 2-0 on Sunday. We´ll have the reaction and player ratings in Episode 24 of The Mexican Soccer Show. We then ask the question: is Mexico set to dominate the CONCACAF region in World Cup qualifying?
This week on Turkish Football Weekly, some newsworthy items are discussed. The promotional playoff final between Kasimpasa and Adanaspor is discussed, as well as a overview of the friendlies involving the Turkish national team this past week. UEFA made the decision to ban three Turkish clubs from European competition for financial irregularities, and these bans are reviewed. The podcast concludes with an update of the hearing in the ongoing match fixing case.
After taking Memorial Day weekend off, the show continued on for a special Tuesday night episode previewing the U.S.-Brazil game. Christopher McCollum us joined by regular panelists Brian Sciaretta, John Kretlow, Jamie Hill and Mathew Wagner, as well as special guest from the New York Times Goal Blog John Godfrey.
In Episode 23 of The Mexican Soccer Show, Tom Marshall (@MexicoWorldCup) is joined by ESPN´s Jorge Arangure (@ESPNTri) to give his on-the-scene insight into el Tri´s 2-0 victory against Wales and look ahead to the national team games against Bosnia on Thursday and Brazil on Sunday.
In part two, Eric Gomez (@goaleric) joins to bring the discussion back to the domestic league, with Pumas making some big moves in the transfer market and Chivas introducing the Guadalajara press to their new Dutch coach.
Finally, we start a new feature on the Z to A of clubs in Mexico´s Primera División, starting this week with a club that has seven titles in the last 14 years: Toluca.
The season may be over, but there’s always something going on in Turkish football. This week on Turkish Football Weekly, Jeremy and Ata go over some results on the field, and issues off the field. Results of the Bank Asya 1st division promotional playoffs are discussed, as well as the Turkish national team’s first of five scheduled friendlies in May and June against Georgia. News discussed this week include Besiktas’ head coaching vacancy, and the reelection of Aziz Yildirim as Fenerbahce chairman.
The end of the season has arrived. This week on Turkish Football Weekly, Jeremy and Ata talk about the results from the last week of the SuperFinal. This includes talk about the riots after the last match of the season between Fenerbahce and Galatasaray. Also featured is a brief discussion of the Turkish Cup final. News of the week is discussed, which features the sanction handed out from the riots. The podcast then goes into a discussion of the upcoming friendlies of the Turkish national team. Two new possible bids for Euro 2020, of which Turkey submitted an official candidacy, are discussed in comparison with Turkey’s bid.
Congratulations to Clausura 2012 champions Santos Laguna, who defeated Monterrey 2-1 on Sunday to lift their fourth Mexican title. ln Episode 22 of The Mexico Soccer Show Episode Tom Marshall, Eric Gomez and Jonny Rico bring you a review of the final, discuss whether justice was done with los Guerreros at last winning a title and ask whether Monterrey was slightly disappointing over the two legs.
Moving on from the final, we look ahead to Mexico´s game against Wales on Sunday, discuss the various performances of Mexicans in Europe this past season and bring you “Eric´s Transfer Breakdown” (Diego Forlan, Diego Milito …).
Part 3 belongs to “Jonny´s Corner,” where Mr. Rico gives us his take on Guillermo Ochoa´s excellent performance for Ajaccio this season.