We Came to Win

Every four years, people all over the world turn their eyes, ears, and hearts toward the most exciting sports competition on the planet: The World Cup. We Came to Win tells the stories behind the tournament’s most memorable moments. Like, how did one player become a God, and a villain, after breaking the rules? How did the semi-final of the 1990 World Cup save English soccer from falling apart? And how did one player turn a free-kick into an act of protest? This series from Gimlet Media is an homage to the triumph and heartbreak, victory and defeat that we all experience from soccer (or football, or futbol, or whatever you call it). And it reminds us that so much of what we love about the beautiful game happens off the pitch.


Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 40m. Bisher sind 15 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast

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episode 1: 1. How the 1990 World Cup Saved English Soccer

The story of how one summer, and one World Cup, changed English football forever.


 2018-04-25  55m

episode 2: 2. How Soccer Made It in America

How a bunch of kids with mullets earned a little respect for U.S. soccer.


 2018-04-25  40m

episode 3: 3. Zaire ‘74: The Most Misunderstood Team in History

The story of the World Cup’s first black African team, the play that made them famous, and the dictator behind it all.


 2018-04-25  47m

episode 4: 4. The Rise and Fall of Diego Maradona

The rise and fall of the most compelling and complex soccer icon.


 2018-05-02  45m

episode 5: 5. It's a Red Card for David Beckham!

When football rivals clash, the stakes go beyond the game, turning some players into heroes and others into national outcasts.


 2018-05-09  14m

episode 6: 6. This Is Hope Solo

We talk to a World Cup legend about what it's like to play in three tournaments—and finally win one.


 2018-05-16  40m

episode 7: 7. Dos a Cero: A Mexico-USA Rivalry Is Born

How one match sparked a lifelong rivalry between Mexico and the United States, and what it means for Mexico fans.


 2018-05-23  32m

episode 8: 8. The Underdog

Former US player Jimmy Conrad came off the bench to play in one of the most epic matches in U.S. soccer history: USA vs Italy at the 2006 World Cup.


 2018-05-30  21m

episode 9: 9. The World’s Most Hated Referee

The story of the most infamous referee in World Cup history.


 2018-06-06  47m

episode 10: 10. Mutiny at the 2015 World Cup

How the Spanish women’s national team started a revolt against their coach and the country’s soccer federation.


 2018-06-13  48m
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