Episode: One World Sports: Wenger On a Wire and American Soccer Diaries


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One World Sports: Wenger On a Wire and American Soccer Diaries
After another weekend of important action in the Premier League questions have emerged yet again regarding the dominance of Chelsea on this campaign and how Jose Mourinho clearly holds the upper hand over Arsene Wenger, but as we head to an international break we also take a look back at the rise of American Soccer over the last 30 years. First up, Ben Lyttleton joins the show to review and consider what transpired at Stamford Bridge in the marquee matchup between Arsenal and Chelsea and whether we learned anything more about the clubs is circumstantial as confrontation and the same mental mistakes for the visiting side were left in its aftermath. We also examine the Premier League race for cracks in the armor for the Blues, take a quick look at Tottenham and Everton and what should be their priorities with a Champions League slot awaiting the winner of the Europa League, and then we travel to Manchester City to discuss Yaya Toure and the ongoing challenge for Brendan Rodgers at Liverpool and Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford. Then in segment two, we engage three different contributors on the fortunes of AC Milan, Bayern Munich and the New York Cosmos as Anthony Lopopolo, Susie Schaaf and Dylan Butler all weigh in stateside. Then we turn to the matter of Soccer Diaries, the new book from Howler editor Michael Agovino who has authored an intriguing personal journey over the last 30 years starting at that point when the NASL and the first edition of the New York Cosmos went dark and how a generation worked to stay in touch with a sport that left the United States isolated from the rest of the world until globalization, technology and a new league with a rising national team re-introduced itself to a new generation. Easily the biggest supershow yet filled with loads of guests, insights and our first One World Sports Clubs segment designed to keep fans in touch with their club of choice.

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After another weekend of important action in the Premier League questions have emerged yet again regarding the dominance of Chelsea on this campaign and how Jose Mourinho clearly holds the upper hand over Arsene Wenger, but as we head to an international break we also take a look back at the rise of American Soccer over the last 30 years...
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