Planet Fútbol with Grant Wahl

Hosted by Grant Wahl, the premier soccer journalist in the U.S., Planet Fútbol is a show about all things soccer from all around the world. Featuring news, analysis, and wide-ranging interviews from the most prominent figures in the beautiful game.

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Liverpool Pulls Away; A Weekend of Glorious Backheels; Earnie Stewart’s Unwise Chicago Policy; Jesse Marsch Goes For It

Grant and Luis Miguel discuss Megan Rapinoe’s SI Sportsperson of the Year award, Man City falling 14 points behind Liverpool, Man United’s huge week, amazing backheels by Luis Suárez and Mohamed Salah, another Messi hat trick, Jesse Marsch’s huge Champions League opportunity on Tuesday, the crazy race in Germany and Earnie Stewart’s policy requiring U.S. Soccer coaches to live in Chicago. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


 2019-12-09  52m

Portland Timbers Coach Giovanni Savarese

Grant has a wide-ranging conversation with Portland Timbers coach Giovanni Savarese in which they talk about Diego Valeri's potential return to the team for 2020, what happened with departed DP Brian Fernández, how Savarese works with GM Gavin Wilkinson and owner Merritt Paulson, what has (and hasn't changed) in MLS since he played in the league's first season for the MetroStars, how winning three NASL titles with the New York Cosmos has shaped him as a coach, his thoughts on the current state...


 2019-12-05  30m

Unai Emery Out At Arsenal; Messi Saves Barça Again; The Day That Changed FIFA Forever

Grant and Luis Miguel kick off a busy December in the Premier League with talk of whether Liverpool can stay on cruise control without Fabinho, Arsenal's next move after dismissing Unai Emery, a flat performance by Chelsea in a home loss to West Ham and Wednesday's return of José Mourinho to Man United...


 2019-12-02  49m

Astead Herndon, New York Times Political Reporter and Spurs Fan

Grant has a fun conversation with Astead Herndon, a national political reporter for the New York Times and a diehard Tottenham Hotspur fan. They talk about Herndon's soccer origin story, how he became a Spurs fan, his thoughts on José Mourinho replacing Mauricio Pochettino, how easy it is now to find Premier League games on the campaign trail, which presidential candidates are the biggest soccer fans and why President Trump has embraced soccer more than just about anyone would have expected...


 2019-11-27  36m

Mourinho Replaces Pochettino at Spurs; Epic Libertadores Final; Chicago Fire Rebrand

Grant and Luis Miguel break down a busy week, including Tottenham's decision to fire Mauricio Pochettino less than six months after making the Champions League final and replace him with José Mourinho; Man City's important 2-1 win over Chelsea; Flamengo's thrilling come-from-behind 2-1 victory over River Plate in the Copa Libertadores final; and the Chicago Fire's controversial rebrand (and why Grant thinks a real Chicago turnaround, Kansas City-style, would help fans get over a not-great badge...


 2019-11-25  56m

Yael Averbuch West, Former USWNT Player, Techne Futbol Founder, NWSLPA Executive Director

Grant sits down with Yael Averbuch West, a former USWNT player, University of North Carolina star and 10-year club pro who these days works as the executive director of the NWSL Players Association and owns the soccer training app Techne Futbol. She talks about how she's able to wear so many hats, why she had to step aside from playing in the NWSL, and what daily life is like for the rank-and-file NWSL player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


 2019-11-21  24m

USMNT Crisis Eases (Just A Bit), Man City-Chelsea Preview, Zlatan's MLS Legacy

You'd think things would be quiet during a FIFA window, but that's hardly the case this week...


 2019-11-18  49m

Landon Donovan on Why He's Becoming The San Diego Loyal Manager, Plus His USMNT Opinions

Grant sits down with Landon Donovan to talk about why he decided to become the manager of the new San Diego Loyal USL team that starts play in 2020, why he wanted to name a woman (Carrie Taylor) as one of his assistants, what his aspirations are as a coach and what he'll do if owner Landon Donovan has issues with coach Landon Donovan. Donovan also shares his frank opinions on the state of the USMNT under Gregg Berhalter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


 2019-11-14  30m

Liverpool Takes Down Man City; Seattle Wins the MLS Cup; Lewandowski by the (Insane) Numbers

Grant and Luis Miguel break down a huge soccer weekend on both sides of the Atlantic, including Liverpool's 3-1 victory over Man City in the game of the season (so far) of the Premier League; Seattle's 3-1 win over Toronto to win the Sounders' second MLS Cup title; Christian Pulisic's fifth goal in the last three Premier League games for Chelsea; Arsenal's continuing troubles after a deserved 2-0 loss at Leicester City; the remarkable scoring form of Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski, who now...


 2019-11-11  51m

The Guardian's David Squires, The World's Premier Satirical Soccer Cartoonist

Grant has a lively conversation with The Guardian's David Squires, the world's top satirical soccer cartoonist, about how he creates his biting (and hilarious) weekly cartoons that have focused on the English Premier League, the men's and women's World Cups and soccer in Australia (where the Englishman is based). Squires tells the story of how he got started in the business and why he loves tweaking the absurdities of the modern soccer world. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone...


 2019-11-07  46m