House of Champions: A CBS Sports Daily Soccer Podcast

A daily podcast for diehard and casual fans of elite men's soccer alike, covering the biggest storylines from the world's game with passion, personality and expertise. CBS Soccer host and insider Ian Paul Joy is joined by a crack team to bring you the latest from Europe and beyond with in-depth analysis, strong opinions and exclusive interviews. 

House of Champions: A CBS Sports Daily Soccer Podcast

A daily podcast for diehard and casual fans of elite men's soccer alike, covering the biggest storylines from the world's game with passion, personality and expertise. CBS Soccer host and insider Ian Paul Joy is joined by a crack team to bring you the latest from Europe and beyond with in-depth analysis, strong opinions and exclusive interviews. 

Most Recent Episode

  • Man City CHARGED over FFP breaches, Leeds SACK Marsch | Transfer News with Fabrizio Romano (Soccer 2/6)

    The Premier League has accused Manchester City of violating over 100 financial rules, setting up the potential of the league's reigning champions being hit with a points deduction or even expulsion. Ian Paul Joy, Fabrizio Romano, Jonathan Johnson and Michael Lahoud unpack the breaking news and what it could mean for Pep Guardiola's team. Plus, Leeds United part company with Jesse Marsch, Harry Kane cements his Tottenham legacy, and the post-World Cup slump continues for Liverpool, Real Madrid and AC Milan.

    (01:12) -- Tragedy as earthquake devastates Turkey-Syria

    (02:44) -- Man City charged with over 100 FFP violations

    (12:17) -- Tottenham 1-0 Man City: Record-breaking Kane, Cancelo decision, Jedi rumors

    (17:43) -- Messi to decide PSG future, Zaniolo's transfer saga, Auba exploring MLS

    (22:43) -- BREAKING: Leeds sack Jesse Marsch

    (27:44) -- Everton stun Arsenal: The Sean Dyche Effect

    (38:05) -- Liverpool's never-ending struggles

    (43:22) -- Inter 1-0 AC Milan: Dark days for Serie A champions

    (47:11) -- Real Madrid fall 8 points behind: Is La Liga title Barcelona's?

    House of Champions is available for free on the Audacy app as well as Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher and wherever else you listen to podcasts. 

    Follow the House of Champions team on Twitter: @ChampsHouseCBS, @JOYPAULIAN, @MikeLahoud, @FabrizioRomano, @Jon_LeGossip, @jamesbenge, @PartidoPooper

    Watch House of Champions on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7hm6TorI7BMD1-IxTqyhUg

    For more soccer coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/soccer/

    To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/

    Watch UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Europa Conference League, Serie A, Coppa Italia, CONCACAF, NWSL, Scottish Premiership, the Brasileiro, Argentine Primera División by subscribing Paramount Plus: https://www.paramountplus.com/home/

Episodes of This Show

  • Milan derby, Mbappe injured, Greenwood charges dropped | Weekend Preview & Predictions (Soccer 2/2)

    The two powerhouses of Milan face off on Sunday, PSG have been dealt a massive injury blow and the attempted rape charges against Manchester United forward Mason Greenwood have been dropped. Ian Paul Joy, Nigel Reo-Coker and James Benge discuss the biggest storylines across Europe's top-flight leagues ahead of a weekend packed with intriguing fixtures.

    (02:03) -- Inter v Milan: Rossoneri on the ropes heading into derby

    (08:52) -- PSG v Toulouse: Mbappe out for 3 weeks with fresh injury blow

    (13:51) -- Folarin Balogun: Should Ligue 1's top scorer declare for the USMNT?

    (20:01) -- Bundesliga: Cancelo's impact on Bayern, Dortmund on the up

    (25:56) -- Tottenham v Man City: Conte's surgery, same old Spurs

    (29:57) -- Chelsea v Fulham: Does Potter have a working midfield?

    (36:15) -- Wolves v Liverpool: Konate injury compounds Klopp's problems

    (37:19) -- Nottingham Forest v Leeds: Tricky Trees looking better, pressure on McKennie

    (39:43) -- Man Utd vs. Crystal Palace: Greenwood cleared of rape & assault charges

    (45:55) -- Everton v Arsenal: Can Dyche-ball save the Toffees?

    House of Champions is available for free on the Audacy app as well as Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher and wherever else you listen to podcasts. 

    Follow the House of Champions team on Twitter: @ChampsHouseCBS, @JOYPAULIAN, @MikeLahoud, @FabrizioRomano, @Jon_LeGossip, @jamesbenge, @PartidoPooper

    Watch House of Champions on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7hm6TorI7BMD1-IxTqyhUg

    For more soccer coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/soccer/

    To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/

    Watch UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Europa Conference League, Serie A, Coppa Italia, CONCACAF, NWSL, Scottish Premiership, the Brasileiro, Argentine Primera División by subscribing Paramount Plus: https://www.paramountplus.com/home/

  • The story behind the Enzo deal, the Ziyech collapse & MLS' Araujo blunder | Fabrizio Romano's Transfer Deadline Day Recap (Soccer 2/1)

    Fabrizio Romano joins Ian Paul Joy, Michael Lahoud and Jonathan Johnson with the inside scoop on Chelsea's starring role on the final day of the January transfer window as the Blues managed to strike a record deal with Benfica while burning their bridges with PSG. Plus, Rafael Leao's contract talks, Tottenham's new right back, and why Julian Araujo is not yet a Barcelona player.

    (02:47) -- January's biggest shock moves: Mudryk & Cancelo 

    (03:58) -- Rafael Leao dispels fake news around AC Milan talks

    (05:35) -- Chelsea & Benfica's 20-hour Enzo negotiations

    (11:26) -- PSG "furious" with Chelsea over after Ziyech deal collapses

    (15:42) -- Pedro Porro's late Tottenham switch

    (17:43) -- Fabrizio rates Arsenal's window

    (19:24) -- MLS mistake denies Araujo dream Barça move

    (24:11) -- PSG's winter window woes

    (32:30) -- Ligue 1's transfer window winners & losers

    (35:32) Tebas accuses Premier League clubs of "cheating" 

    House of Champions is available for free on the Audacy app as well as Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher and wherever else you listen to podcasts. 

    Follow the House of Champions team on Twitter: @ChampsHouseCBS, @JOYPAULIAN, @MikeLahoud, @FabrizioRomano, @Jon_LeGossip, @jamesbenge, @PartidoPooper

    Watch House of Champions on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7hm6TorI7BMD1-IxTqyhUg

    For more soccer coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/soccer/

    To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/

    Watch UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Europa Conference League, Serie A, Coppa Italia, CONCACAF, NWSL, Scottish Premiership, the Brasileiro, Argentine Primera División by subscribing Paramount Plus: https://www.paramountplus.com/home/

  • Chelsea splash out on Enzo as Arsenal land Jorginho | Transfer Deadline Day Reaction & Analysis (Soccer 1/31)

    Ian Paul Joy, Nigel Reo-Coker, Michael Lahoud and James Benge recap a dizzying day of last-minute deals to conclude a January transfer window like no other. After missing out on Moises Caicedo, Arsenal settled for Jorginho whose former club, Chelsea, got their main target following a grueling round of negotiations with Benfica. Plus, Tottenham cut ties with one right back to sign another, Man United picked up an emergency midfielder, and PSG saw two deals fall through.

    (03:43) -- Doherty joins Atletico Madrid, Tottenham pick up Porro

    (07:38) -- Brighton hold strong on Caicedo, Arsenal turn to Jorginho

    (13:43) -- Enzo Fernandez: Here We Go!

    (20:06) -- Benfica: Soccer's best talent spotters

    (27:05) -- Man Utd: Eriksen injury, Sabitzer arrival

    (33:19) -- Americans abroad: High hopes for McKennie, Hoppe to Hibs, Araujo to Barça

    (42:16) -- PSG miss out: Skriniar staying at Inter, Ziyech paperwork mishap

    (44:51) -- Newcastle reach EFL Cup final, Union Berlin clap back on Isco burn

    House of Champions is available for free on the Audacy app as well as Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher and wherever else you listen to podcasts. 

    Follow the House of Champions team on Twitter: @ChampsHouseCBS, @JOYPAULIAN, @MikeLahoud, @FabrizioRomano, @Jon_LeGossip, @jamesbenge, @PartidoPooper

    Watch House of Champions on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7hm6TorI7BMD1-IxTqyhUg

    For more soccer coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/soccer/

    To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/

    Watch UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Europa Conference League, Serie A, Coppa Italia, CONCACAF, NWSL, Scottish Premiership, the Brasileiro, Argentine Primera División by subscribing Paramount Plus: https://www.paramountplus.com/home/

  • Cancelo leaving Man City, Chelsea pushing for Enzo, Arsenal's last-minute midfielder | Transfer News with Fabrizio Romano (Soccer 1/30)

    With Deadline Day looming large, Ian Paul Joy, Michael Lahoud and Nigel Reo-Coker get the latest transfer news juice from Fabrizio Romano including Joao Cancelo's shock move to Bayern Munich, Chelsea and Arsenal's efforts to reinforce their midfielders, Weston McKennie's proposed move to Leeds, and Tottenham's attempt to sign a left back. Plus, James Benge joins to discuss Pep Guardiola's man-management style, Moises Caicedo's price tag, and Everton's appointment of Sean Dyche.

    (01:31) -- Cancelo to Bayern "almost done"

    (02:44) -- Brighton reject Arsenal bid for Caicedo

    (07:01) -- Chelsea working on Enzo deal, Benfica holding strong

    (10:52) -- Tottenham Porro deal hinges on Bellerin

    (13:36) -- McKennie to Leeds will be last Juve departure

    (16:04) -- Forest busy in January: Keylor Navas, Felipe, Shelvey

    (17:36) -- Newcastle looking for a midfielder & Barcelona plans

    (23:40) -- Cancelo to Bayern: Guardiola's locker room + Man City's backline

    (32:50) -- Arsenal midfielder debate: Tielemans links, Caicedo's price tag

    (42:00) -- Will Sean Dyche save Everton's season?

    House of Champions is available for free on the Audacy app as well as Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher and wherever else you listen to podcasts. 

    Follow the House of Champions team on Twitter: @ChampsHouseCBS, @JOYPAULIAN, @MikeLahoud, @FabrizioRomano, @Jon_LeGossip, @jamesbenge, @PartidoPooper

    Watch House of Champions on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7hm6TorI7BMD1-IxTqyhUg

    For more soccer coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/soccer/

    To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/

    Watch UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Europa Conference League, Serie A, Coppa Italia, CONCACAF, NWSL, Scottish Premiership, the Brasileiro, Argentine Primera División by subscribing Paramount Plus: https://www.paramountplus.com/home/

  • Arsenal & Wrexham out for FA Cup magic, full strength Napoli, Bundesliga bangers, more! | Weekend Preview & Predictions (Soccer 1/26)

    Ian Paul Joy, Nigel Reo-Coker, Jonathan Johnson and Michael Lahoud look ahead to a weekend that kicks off with a clash between the Premier League frontrunners and includes some mouth-watering ties in Italy, Germany and beyond.

    ahead to the weekend's marquee ties in the FA Cup, the Bundesliga, Serie A and Ligue 1.

    (02:04) -- Man City v Arsenal: Is something wrong in Manchester?

    (09:47) -- Brighton v Liverpool: Seagulls buoyed by recent run-in

    (14:07) -- Wrexham's FA Cup adventure

    (21:20) -- Napoli v Roma: Osimhen & Kvaradona

    (25:55) -- Inter's Skriniar dilemma

    (27:46) -- Bayern Munich v Frankfurt: Will Bavaria rule again?

    (29:01) -- Leverkusen v Dortmund: Xabi's revolution, Reyna's rebirth

    (34:06) -- PSG v Reims: Mbappe's VP drama

    (37:10) -- Vinicius Jr. subjected to more racist abuse

    House of Champions is available for free on the Audacy app as well as Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher and wherever else you listen to podcasts. 

    Follow the House of Champions team on Twitter: @ChampsHouseCBS, @JOYPAULIAN, @MikeLahoud, @FabrizioRomano, @Jon_LeGossip, @jamesbenge, @PartidoPooper

    Watch House of Champions on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7hm6TorI7BMD1-IxTqyhUg

    For more soccer coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/soccer/

    To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/

    Watch UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Europa Conference League, Serie A, Coppa Italia, CONCACAF, NWSL, Scottish Premiership, the Brasileiro, Argentine Primera División by subscribing Paramount Plus: https://www.paramountplus.com/home/

  • Danjuma Here We Go, McKennie ready for Leeds, Everton's deepening crisis, more | Transfer news with Fabrizio Romano (Soccer 1/25)

    Weston McKennie is inching closer to the Premier League, Christian Pulisic's injury could keep him rooted at Chelsea, but the guys kick off the show with the breaking news that Arnaut Danjuma has completed his shock loan move to Tottenham. Fabrizio Romano provides the latest updates from the final few days of the transfer market before Ian Paul Joy, James Benge and Michael Lahoud focus on the doom and gloom surrounding Everton Football Club.

    House of Champions is available for free on the Audacy app as well as Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher and wherever else you listen to podcasts. 

    Follow the House of Champions team on Twitter: @ChampsHouseCBS, @JOYPAULIAN, @MikeLahoud, @FabrizioRomano, @Jon_LeGossip, @jamesbenge, @PartidoPooper

    Watch House of Champions on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7hm6TorI7BMD1-IxTqyhUg

    For more soccer coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/soccer/

    To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/

    Watch UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Europa Conference League, Serie A, Coppa Italia, CONCACAF, NWSL, Scottish Premiership, the Brasileiro, Argentine Primera División by subscribing Paramount Plus: https://www.paramountplus.com/home/

  • Juventus sanctioned & why it matters for Tottenham | Transfer news with Fabrizio Romano + Serie A talk (Soccer 1/23)

    The Italian giants have been hit with a 15-point deduction following an investigation into the club's financial practices that could also complicate matters for Tottenham. Fabrizio Romano and Matteo Bonetti join the crew to discuss the short- and long-term implications for both clubs on the field and in the transfer market. Plus, the latest on Enzo Fernandez's future, Jude Bellingham's Dortmund situation, and the outlook for the Scudetto race.

    (01:41) -- Bad news for Juventus: What next for Vlahovic, McKennie, Rabiot...?

    (07:46) -- Tottenham: Patrici's ban, Conte's future, Zaniolo & Porro

    (13:29) -- Arsenal: Kiwior here we go, Fresneda talks, Rice & Camavinga rumors

    (17:30) -- Enzo Fernandez: Timing key for Benfica

    (18:32) -- Ziyech interest, Bellingham under pressure, Zinchenko praise

    (23:23) -- Juventus 3-3 Atalanta: Barnstormer after points deduction

    (26:30) -- Why Juventus are being punished, Nedved's involvement, Serie A's image

    (36:01) -- Napoli refreshed, Koulibaly struggling to adapt

    (38:39) -- Italian teams in UCL, Sergino Dest unwanted in Milan

    House of Champions is available for free on the Audacy app as well as Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher and wherever else you listen to podcasts. 

    Follow the House of Champions team on Twitter: @ChampsHouseCBS, @JOYPAULIAN, @MikeLahoud, @FabrizioRomano, @Jon_LeGossip, @jamesbenge, @PartidoPooper

    Watch House of Champions on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7hm6TorI7BMD1-IxTqyhUg

    For more soccer coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/soccer/

    To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/

    Watch UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Europa Conference League, Serie A, Coppa Italia, CONCACAF, NWSL, Scottish Premiership, the Brasileiro, Argentine Primera División by subscribing Paramount Plus: https://www.paramountplus.com/home/

  • Arsenal v Man Utd, Trossard & Ings make moves, Bundesliga gets back to business! | Weekend Preview & Predictions (Soccer 1/19)

    Ian Paul Joy, Nigel Reo-Coker, Michael Lahoud and James Benge discuss the biggest fixtures and storylines ahead of a weekend of marquee matchups in the Premier League and Bundesliga. Can the Casemiro-less Red Devils close the gap on the league leaders? How will Bayern Munich look after the winter break? And are Leandro Trossard and Danny Ings good midseason signings? All that and more on the latest House of Champions. This episode goes out in tribute to Charlotte FC defender Anton Walkes who tragically passed away at the age 25.

    (00:57) -- RIP Anton Walkes

    (04:25) -- Arsenal v Man Utd: No Casemiro, Trossard is a Gooner

    (14:52) -- Liverpool v Chelsea: Looking for form at Anfield

    (19:24) -- West Ham turn to Danny Ings for goals

    (24:18) -- Leipzig v Bayern Munich: What has changed?

    (29:48) -- M'gladbach v Leverkusen: High praise for Wirtz

    House of Champions is available for free on the Audacy app as well as Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher and wherever else you listen to podcasts. 

    Follow the House of Champions team on Twitter: @ChampsHouseCBS, @JOYPAULIAN, @MikeLahoud, @FabrizioRomano, @Jon_LeGossip, @jamesbenge, @PartidoPooper

    Watch House of Champions on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7hm6TorI7BMD1-IxTqyhUg

    For more soccer coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/soccer/

    To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/

    Watch UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Europa Conference League, Serie A, Coppa Italia, CONCACAF, NWSL, Scottish Premiership, the Brasileiro, Argentine Primera División by subscribing Paramount Plus: https://www.paramountplus.com/home/


  • Barcelona transfer news with Fabrizio Romano + Liverpool SOTU with Luis Garcia (Soccer 1/18)

    Fabrizio Romano joins Ian Paul Joy, James Benge and Nigel Reo-Coker to discuss Barcelona's continued book-balancing and squad-building efforts, Arsenal's midfielder search, and the British billionaire looking to buy Manchester United. Plus, Luis Garcia returns to unpack Liverpool's challenging season. 

    (01:17) -- Kessie-Brozovic swap deal talk, fighting for Pestrianni

    (06:31) -- Raphinha & Ferran want to stay, Memphis wants to go

    (09:59) -- Newcastle keeping tabs on Chelsea trio

    (11:41) -- Man Utd & Liverpool ownership latest

    (15:30) -- Everton striker search, new Juventus board

    (18:28) -- Napoli targets, Chelsea update, Messi contract

    (23:42) -- Lucho on Liverpool: QSI, Klopp's system, teething period

    (34:03) -- The Darwin Nunez debate: stats, arrogance & coming good

    House of Champions is available for free on the Audacy app as well as Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher and wherever else you listen to podcasts. 

    Follow the House of Champions team on Twitter: @ChampsHouseCBS, @JOYPAULIAN, @MikeLahoud, @FabrizioRomano, @Jon_LeGossip, @jamesbenge, @PartidoPooper

    Watch House of Champions on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7hm6TorI7BMD1-IxTqyhUg

    For more soccer coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/soccer/

    To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/

    Watch UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Europa Conference League, Serie A, Coppa Italia, CONCACAF, NWSL, Scottish Premiership, the Brasileiro, Argentine Primera División by subscribing Paramount Plus: https://www.paramountplus.com/home/

  • How Chelsea hijacked Arsenal's Mudryk deal | Transfer News & Notes with Fabrizio Romano (Soccer 1/16)

    Mykhailo Mudryk wanted Arsenal and Arsenal wanted Mykhailo Mudryk. So how did he end up signing for Chelsea? And what does it say about the two London clubs' strategies? Fabrizio Romano joins the crew to discuss those very questions and the other big transfer stories brewing during the final few weeks of the January window.

    (01:26) -- Chelsea's "unbelievable" Mudryk acquisition

    (05:58) -- Arsenal's squad-building vision

    (10:28) -- Wilfred Zaha's future & Chelsea's next targets

    (11:55) -- Memphis Depay wants out of Barça, Atleti next?

    (13:45) -- Trossard's next move, Brighton relationship "broken"

    (15:52) -- Serie A: Milan strikers, Juve contracts, Deulofeu not for sale

    (22:27) -- Chelsea's balancing act: Analyzing the Boehly's transfer policy

    (31:35) -- What would a successful Chelsea season look like?

    House of Champions is available for free on the Audacy app as well as Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher and wherever else you listen to podcasts. 

    Follow the House of Champions team on Twitter: @ChampsHouseCBS, @JOYPAULIAN, @MikeLahoud, @FabrizioRomano, @Jon_LeGossip, @jamesbenge, @PartidoPooper

    Watch House of Champions on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7hm6TorI7BMD1-IxTqyhUg

    For more soccer coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/soccer/

    To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/

    Watch UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Europa Conference League, Serie A, Coppa Italia, CONCACAF, NWSL, Scottish Premiership, the Brasileiro, Argentine Primera División by subscribing Paramount Plus: https://www.paramountplus.com/home/

  • Barcelona, Arsenal, Man Utd & Napoli win BIG on rivalry weekend | Reaction & Analysis (Soccer 1/15)

    Ian Paul Joy, Nigel Reo-Coker and Michael Lahoud unpack Barcelona's emphatic Spanish Super Cup Final victory over their eternal Clasico rivals. Has Xavi finally cracked the code to get the best out of his team? And after so much success has this Real Madrid squad lost its appetite? Plus, Napoli put the smackdown on Juventus, Arsenal ransacked the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, and a controversial decision contributing to Man City losing at Old Trafford. All that and more on a jam-packed House of Champions!

    (01:09) -- Real Madrid 1-3 Barcelona: Coach Xavi lifts silverware

    (17:01) -- Basque derby & Atleti's woes continue

    (19:45) -- Napoli 5-1 Juventus: Osimhen & Kvaratskhelia run riot

    (24:28) -- Serie A & Lisbon derby roundup

    (29:10) -- Tottenham 0-2 Arsenal: Spurs listless, Ramsdale fan incident

    (37:04) -- Man Utd 2-1 Man City: Bruno's controversial goal

    (45:55) -- Premier League roundup: Bailey on fire, crisis clubs & Mudryk move

    House of Champions is available for free on the Audacy app as well as Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher and wherever else you listen to podcasts. 

    Follow the House of Champions team on Twitter: @ChampsHouseCBS, @JOYPAULIAN, @MikeLahoud, @FabrizioRomano, @Jon_LeGossip, @jamesbenge, @PartidoPooper

    Watch House of Champions on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7hm6TorI7BMD1-IxTqyhUg

    For more soccer coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/soccer/

    To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/

    Watch UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Europa Conference League, Serie A, Coppa Italia, CONCACAF, NWSL, Scottish Premiership, the Brasileiro, Argentine Primera División by subscribing Paramount Plus: https://www.paramountplus.com/home/

  • Tottenham v Arsenal, Manchester derby, Napoli v Juventus, Spanish Super Cup final, Lisbon derby | Weekend Preview & Predictions (Soccer 1/12)

    It's a weekend stacked with derbies and grudge games and Ian Paul Joy, Nigel Reo-Coker, Jonathan Johnson and Michael Lahoud are here for all of it! Can Spurs close the gap in the North London Derby? Has the pendulum of momentum swung towards the red half of Manchester? Will Juventus cause more anguish to the people of Naples? And who on earth is Enigma 69? All that and more on a bumper edition of House of Champions.

    (02:21) -- Tottenham v Arsenal: Conte likes to be the underdog

    (15:26) -- Man Utd v Man City: A good time to face Guardiola & co.

    (23:34) -- EPL roundup: Villa look to bounce back, Lampard watch, LFC's Brighton test

    (27:28) -- Napoli v Juventus: Don't discount the Old Lady

    (34:36) -- Why is the Spanish Super Cup being played on foreign soil?

    (43:35) -- Benfica v Sporting: Enzo refocused for Lisbon derby

    (48:30) -- Final thoughts & Pique's masked player

    House of Champions is available for free on the Audacy app as well as Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher and wherever else you listen to podcasts. 

    Follow the House of Champions team on Twitter: @ChampsHouseCBS, @JOYPAULIAN, @MikeLahoud, @FabrizioRomano, @Jon_LeGossip, @jamesbenge, @PartidoPooper

    Watch House of Champions on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7hm6TorI7BMD1-IxTqyhUg

    For more soccer coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/soccer/

    To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/

    Watch UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Europa Conference League, Serie A, Coppa Italia, CONCACAF, NWSL, Scottish Premiership, the Brasileiro, Argentine Primera División by subscribing Paramount Plus: https://www.paramountplus.com/home/

  • The Joao Felix Domino Effect, Tottenham in talks with QSI, Le Graet leaves in disgrace | News & Fabrizio Romano transfer notes (Soccer 1/11)

    Ian Paul Joy, Nigel Reo-Coker, Jonathan Johnson and Fabrizio Romano sink their teeth into Joao Felix's loan move to Chelsea and the reports suggesting that the Diego Simeone era could be coming to an end at Atletico Madrid. And with Qatar Sports Investments inquiring about a minority stake in Tottenham, the guys discuss fan expectations at the north London club. Plus, breaking news out of France as Noel Le Graet reign as FFF president is brought to an abrupt end.

    (01:24) -- Simeone rumors: Where next for Cholo? Who next for Atleti?

    (07:01) -- Joao Felix joins the Chelsea but without buy-option

    (09:17) -- Monaco try to hijack Danilo deal,

    (12:45) -- Arsenal still pushing for Mudryk, Bellingham's future

    (17:10) -- Emery wants Guendouzi reunion, Tottenham's RB search

    (20:08) -- Moukoko's Dortmund future, Man Utd waiting on Weghorst

    (24:28) -- Tottenham in talks with Qatar: Levy's legacy, what fans want

    (36:06) -- FFF fallout: Le Graet forced out, Mbappe's power play

    (44:11) -- Moukoko's agent slams Dortmund, is he right?

    House of Champions is available for free on the Audacy app as well as Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher and wherever else you listen to podcasts. 

    Follow the House of Champions team on Twitter: @ChampsHouseCBS, @JOYPAULIAN, @MikeLahoud, @FabrizioRomano, @Jon_LeGossip, @jamesbenge, @PartidoPooper

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  • Man Utd convinced by Weghorst, Mudryk latest, uproar over Zidane 'disrespect' | Transfer news & notes with Fabrizio Romano (Soccer 1/9)

    Wout Weghorst has emerged as a serious striker option for Manchester United, Alex Moreno is inching closer to Aston Villa, and Shakhtar are holding out on the Mykhailo Mudryk asking price. Fabrizio Romano joins the crew to discuss the latest stories from the transfer market. Plus, Ian Paul Joy, Jonathan Johnson and Michael Lahoud sink their teeth into the backlash towards French Football president Noel Le Graet following his remarks about Zinedine Zidane.

    (01:29) -- Man Utd need a forward: Weghorst, Aboubakar, Memphis

    (06:18) -- Pavard to Barcelona links, Ronaldo & Mendes split, Villa news

    (10:47) -- Shakhtar playing hard ball over Mudryk, Felix loan complicated

    (14:18) -- Newcastle looking for deals, Fresneda an option at RB

    (17:42) -- Chelsea: Enzo rumors dying down, Thuram linked to Blues

    (22:10) -- French in-fighting: Mbappe defends Zidane over "disrespect"

    (33:29) -- Zizou's short-term options

    (38:30) -- Coupe de France recap & reaction

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  • Juve enter the Scudetto convo, Chelsea's crisis deepens, Barcelona bounce back | Weekend recap & analysis (Soccer 1/8)

    Ian Paul Joy, Nigel Reo-Coker and Michael Lahoud tie a bow on an entertaining weekend of Serie A, La Liga and FA Cup third round action. Napoli and Juventus benefitted from the Milan teams dropping points, defeats to Madrid's two powerhouses saw Barcelona widen the gap at the La Liga summit, and there were banana skins aplenty for the FA Cup's Premier League contingent. Plus, tributes flooded in for Sampdoria, Juventus and Chelsea legend Gianluca Vialli who passed away on Friday after a long battle with cancer.

    (01:56) -- AC Milan 2-2 Roma: Tammy to the rescue

    (06:26) -- Sampdoria 0-2 Napoli: Osimhen & Elmas for the win

    (11:23) -- Juventus 1-0 Udinese: The Old Lady is reinvigorated

    (19:58) -- Remembering Gianluca Vialli

    (27:31) -- Atletico Madrid 0-1 Barcelona: No Lewa, no problem

    (34:15) -- Villarreal 2-1 Real Madrid: Dodgy penalties, fair result

    (38:20) -- Man City 4-0 Chelsea: Potter's team in disarray

    (45:53) -- FA Cup sets: Aston Villa among Premier League losers

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  • Serie A alive & kicking, FA Cup glamour ties, Barcelona Lewa-less | Weekend Preview & Predictions (Soccer 1/5)

    James Benge, Nigel Reo-Coker, Jonathan Johnson and Michael Lahoud look ahead to a weekend of big European matchups including Barcelona's trip to Atletico Madrid, AC Milan hosting Roma, and Manchester City facing off with Chelsea. Plus, racism continues to rear its ugly head in Serie A, more developments in the unfolding U.S. Soccer soap opera, and Nigel relives the pain of losing in the FA Cup final.

    [01:26] -- Atletico Madrid v Barcelona: Lewandowski out after Inter City scare

    [08:21] -- Serie A: Milan close the gap, Napoli no longer invincible

    [12:10] -- This has to stop: Lazio fans target Umtiti with racist abuse

    [21:10] -- Magic of the FA Cup: Questions over Chelsea's recruitment

    [33:06] -- Man Utd v Everton: Lampard on thin ice

    [40:04] -- Berhalter v Reyna family: U.S. Soccer's entitlement issues

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  • Serie A transfer special with Fabrizio Romano + more Berhalter-USMNT drama (Soccer 1/4)

    Fabrizio Romano joins James Benge and Michael Lahoud to unpack the latest stories out of Italy beginning with cash-strapped Juventus, who have decisions to make about the likes of Weston McKennie, Dusan Vlahovic and Angel Di Maria. Plus, reaction to the alleged blackmail attempt against Gregg Berhalter which has prompted an investigation by U.S. Soccer.

    [01:13] -- Juventus's financial turmoil: McKennie, Vlahovic, pressure to sell

    [07:58] -- No approaches for Amrabat, Napoli not selling anyone

    [11:12] -- AC Milan: Giroud talks, new goalkeeper, Rafael Leao

    [15:03] -- Ronaldo's "many opportunities" claims

    [17:40] -- Potter addresses Enzo to Chelsea rumors

    [19:01] -- Messi sticking with PSG after World Cup triumph

    [20:45] -- London clubs fighting for Mudryk

    [23:10] -- USMNT drama: Berhalter alleges blackmail attempt

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  • Napoli's long-awaited return, Juventus' new reality, the Top 4 chase | Serie A preview & predictions (Soccer 1/3)

    James Benge, Jonathan Johnson, Michael Lahoud and Nigel Reo-Coker look ahead to Wednesday's Serie A fixtures as the Italian top-flight returns to action after the international break. Can Napoli pick up where they left off against an inconsistent Inter? What state is the rest of the Scudetto chasing pack in? And will the chaos in the Juventus boardroom affect what goes on on the field?

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  • Mudryk talks ongoing, midfield targets, contract extensions, more! | Arsenal transfer news with Fabrizio Romano (Soccer 1/2)

    Fabrizio Romano discusses the Gunners' continued efforts to sign Shakhtar sensation Mykhailo Mudryk amid reports Chelsea could encroach on the deal. Plus, the latest on Joao Felix's search for a new club, the Enzo Fernandez saga, Romelu Lukaku's wish to remain at Inter and much more.

    [01:19] -- Mudryk negotiations: Arsenal's improved offer, Chelsea interested

    [03:55] -- Joao Felix move complicated by Atleti's asking price

    [05:55] -- Saliba, Saka, Martinelli contract talks

    [07:25] -- Douglas Luiz & midfield targets

    [13:41] -- Important week for Enzo Fernandez

    [16:10] -- Lukaku has no intention of returning to Chelsea

    [17:26] -- Al Nassr sign Ronaldo... who next?

    [19:03] -- Lovren completes Lyon move / Croatians to watch

    [20:16] -- Leeds closing in on Wober

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  • Unhappy New Year for Tottenham, Chelsea & PSG | Weekend Recap & Analysis (Soccer 1/1)

    Jonathan Johnson, Nigel Reo-Coker and Heath Pearce kick off 2023 by recapping the weekend's Premier League, La Liga and Ligue 1 action. Plus reaction to Cristiano Ronaldo's big money move to Saudi Arabia. 

    [03:11] -- Arsenal end 2022 with seven-point cushion

    [06:33] -- Ten Hag lays down the law at Man Utd

    [14:09] -- Conte on shaky ground amid Tottenham slump

    [20:13] -- What's eating Potter's Chelsea?

    [27:58] -- Ronaldo completes Saudi Arabia move: Does he get enough respect?

    [35:49] -- Lahoz stars in Barcelona derby / Is Xavi in over his head?

    [39:30] -- Vinicius calls out La Liga's inaction over racism

    [42:42] -- Lens end PSG's unbeaten streak

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  • Enzo Fernandez, Badiashile, Rice, contract extensions, more! | Chelsea transfer news with Fabrizio Romano (Soccer 12/30)

    Fabrizio Romano joins Jonathan Johnson to separate the fact from the fiction amid multiple Chelsea transfer rumors. Can the Blues prize Enzo Fernandez from Benfica? Does Reece James' injury require back-up at right-back? And how are the contract negotiations going for the likes of Thiago Silva and N'Golo Kante? Plus, a tribute to the late, great Pele, Juventus updates and Joao Felix's January options.

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  • More Premier League festive fixtures, derby day in Barcelona, title test for PSG | Weekend Preview & Predictions (Soccer 12/29)

    James Benge, Jonathan Johnson and Michael Lahoud discuss the final fixtures of 2022 in the Premier League, La Liga and Ligue 1. Will Arsenal pass the Brighton test? What gives with West Ham's disappointing season? And how is Kylian Mbappe viewed by Ligue 1 fanbases outside of Paris? All that and more on the final weekend preview of the year!

    [02:16] -- Brighton v Arsenal: Gunners showing backbone

    [06:37] -- Newcastle v Leeds: Time to take Magpies seriously

    [11:25] -- West Ham v Brentford: Troubling times for Moyes

    [18:05] -- Liverpool v Leicester: Gakpo joins team on the rise

    [20:46] -- Tottenham v Aston Villa: Spurs at breaking point?

    [26:15] -- LaLiga is back! Barcelona derby & Benzema's return to action

    [33:06] -- Lens v PSG: No Messi, No Neymar... time for Mbappe to shine?

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  • Gakpo's surprise move, Shakhtar reject Arsenal, Liverpool's TOP priority, more! | Fabrizio Romano Transfer News & Notes (Soccer 12/28)

    Fabrizio Romano joins Jonathan Johnson to discuss the curious case of Cody Gakpo's move to Liverpool. Why did Manchester United let the Dutchman go to a rival? What does the move mean for Diogo Jota and Luis Diaz? And should fans of the Reds expect more January arrivals? Plus, Shakhtar want big money for Mykhailo Mudryk, Benfica are playing hard ball with Enzo Fernandez's release clause, Joao Felix is looking for a new start, Chelsea updates and much more!

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  • Dumb injuries, Man Utd targets, USMNT coaching candidates, more! | 2022 Mailbag Special (Soccer 12/27)

    What was the most embarrassing injury of Nigel Reo-Coker's career? Who should fill the Cristiano Ronaldo void at Manchester United? And did Qatar's sports-washing project succeed? The gang answers these questions and more on an end-of-year mailbag special.

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  • The Premier League gets back to business | Boxing Day Preview & Predictions (Soccer 12/23)

    Boxing Day sees the return of Premier League action following the World Cup break and there's a lot take in! Michael Lahoud and Nigel Reo-Coker look ahead to the English top-flight's festive fixtures.  

    [02:50] -- Post-World Cup refresher

    [06:50] -- Southampton & Wolves appoint new coaches

    [10:44] -- Arsenal v West Ham

    [17:23] -- Leeds v Man City

    [22:27] -- Aston Villa v Liverpool

    [29:01] -- Leicester v Newcastle

    [32:00] -- Rounding up the Festive fixtures

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  • Haaland scores again as Man City eliminate Liverpool | EFL Cup Reaction (Soccer 12/22)

    Erling Haaland and Mo Salah dusted off the cobwebs and got on the scoresheet following the World Cup hiatus in a thrilling EFL Cup Round of 16 encounter. Ian Paul Joy, Nigel Reo-Coker and Michael Lahoud unpack Manchester City's victory over Liverpool before discussing FIFA's investigation into the Salt Bae pitch invasion.

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  • Toney's betting breaches, EFL Cup, Martinez trolls Mbappe | News & Notes (Soccer 12/21)

    With Brentford star Ivan Toney in the spotlight over multiple betting breaches, Jonathan Johnson, Nigel Reo-Coker and Michael Lahoud the culture of gambling within locker rooms and the ubiquity of betting companies within top-tier European soccer. Plus, Erling Haaland dusts off the cobwebs as Man City return to action against Liverpool, and the World Cup final melodrama drags on as Emi Martinez continues to take shots at Kylian Mbappe.

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  • Benzema retires and more French fallout | Way too early World Cup Power Rankings (Soccer 12/20)

    Ian Paul Joy, Jonathan Johnson and James Benge discuss Karim Benzema's curiously-timed retirement from international soccer as well as Didier Deschamps' tenure in charge of Les Bleus. Plus, with the action in Qatar concluded the guys project their Top 10 teams to compete for the 2026 World Cup in North America.

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  • Mbappe, Enzo, Mac Allister, Amrabat, Gvardiol: World Cup Transfer Talk With Fabrizio Romano (Soccer 12/19)

    Fabrizio Romano joins Ian Paul Joy to discuss Sunday's incredible World Cup final and the players who could be securing big-money moves following their performances in Qatar. Can PSG keep ahold of Kylian Mbappe? How many clubs are in for Enzo Fernandez? And what will Morocco's miracle run mean for the future of the Atlas Lions?

    [01:48] -- Argentina's epic World Cup win

    [03:31] -- Mbappe's future as a Ligue 1 player

    [05:16] -- Enzo & Alexis: Congrats, Benfica & Brighton

    [09:22] -- Emi Martinez: Villa's Golden Glove

    [11:43] -- Big clubs battle for Gvardiol

    [13:43] -- Amrabat: Morocco's most wanted

    [15:55] -- Chelsea priorities: Ziyech, Leao, Nkunku

    [18:02] -- Arsenal: Mudryk & renewals

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  • Argentina outlast France in the GREATEST World Cup final of all time | Reaction & Analysis (Soccer 12/18)

    Lionel Messi scored twice and Kylian Mbappe bagged a hat-trick in an epic battle that went all the way to penalties as Argentina claiming their third World Cup title. Ian Paul Joy, Luis Garcia, Michael Lahoud, Jonathan Johnson and Heath Pearce pick their jaws off the ground long enough to unpack the drama from the Lusail Stadium.

    [03:25] -- The greatest ever WC final

    [08:42] -- Argentina's 1st half dominance

    [18:15] -- Scaloni's Di Maria gamble pays off

    [25:25] -- Mbappe shows up for France

    [32:07] -- Emi Martinez: The PK shootout King

    [43:57] -- Messi & the G.O.A.T. debate

    [49:08] -- Croatia v Morocco recap

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  • Argentina v France | 2022 World Cup final preview & predictions (Soccer 12/16)

    It takes two to tango, and come Sunday Argentina and France will go toe-to-toe with each looking to claim their third World Cup crown. Heath Pearce, former US men's international and In Soccer We Trust host and analyst joins the show. The crew looks ahead to the biggest game in soccer.

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  • France eliminate Morocco to set up Argentina showdown | World Cup Reaction & Transfer Talk with Fabrizio Romano (Soccer 12/14)

    Charlie Davies from the In Soccer We Trust podcast joins James Benge, Nigel Reo-Coker and Jonathan Johnson to recap France's win over the Atlas Lions - a result that keeps Les Bleus' hopes of retaining the World Cup title intact as they prepare to lock horns with Lionel Messi and company. Plus, Fabrizio Romano swings to discuss some of the names being earmarked by Europe's top clubs following an entertaining and eye-opening few weeks of action in Qatar.

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  • Messi & Alvarez deny Croatia a second shot at the final | World Cup Semifinal Reaction & Analysis (Soccer 12/13)

    Lionel Messi and Julian Alvarez combined to put an end to Croatia's run in Qatar and secure Argentina's passage to their sixth World Cup final. Ian Paul Joy, Nigel Reo-Coker, Michael Lahoud and Luis Garcia unpack the Albiceleste's comprehensive 3-0 win, look ahead to Wednesday's matchup between France and Morocco, and discuss the fallout from Gregg Berhalter's comments about Gio Reyna being leaked to the public.

    [01:10] -- Argentina 3-0 Croatia: Is Alvarez Messi's greatest ever international partner?

    [22:44} -- Messi's hamstring doesn't worry Lucho

    [29:18] -- Saying goodbye to Croatia

    [36:16] -- France vs. Morocco: Illness sweeps through Les Bleus

    [46:23] -- USMNT crisis: Berhalter betrayed locker room's trust

    [52:21] -- Belgium's LinkedIn managerial job

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  • Morocco relishing France, Croatia a real danger for Argentina | World Cup semifinal preview & predictions (Soccer 12/11)

    Ian Paul Joy, Nigel Reo-Coker and Jonathan Johnson look ahead to a mouth-watering set of fixtures that will determine the finalists of the 2022 World Cup as the Croatia lock horns with Argentina before reigning champions France take on the pride of Africa - Morocco. But first, rules analyst Christina Unkel joins to give her expert opinion on the many controversies surrounding the officiating during the quarterfinal stage. Should France's first goal have stood? Was the referee to blame for the chaotic scenes between Argentina and Netherlands? And is there any truth to conspiracy theories being put forth by the Portuguese players?

    [04:12] -- World Cup officiating: Messi handball, foul on Saka, referees & nationalities

    [27:14] -- Argentina vs. Croatia: Does Scaloni have a Plan B?

    [40:44] -- France vs. Morocco: The Atlas Lions get their dream opponent

    [52:31] -- Final Four Predictions

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  • England fall to France, Ronaldo crushed by Morocco's miracle run | World Cup Reaction & Analysis (Soccer 12/10)

    The sudden and tragic passing of Grant Wahl on Friday sent shockwaves through the soccer community within the U.S. and globally. Before unpacking Saturday's exhilarating and historic World Cup action, Ian Paul Joy, Nigel Reo-Coker, Michael Lahoud and Jonathan Johnson pay tribute to their former colleague and a journalist whose words and actions meant so much to so many. All of us at CBS Sports offer our heartfelt condolences to Grant’s wife, Dr. Céline Gounder, his family and friends.

    [00:58] -- Grant Wahl's incredible impact on U.S. soccer

    [17:25] -- The semifinals are set: Morocco and France advance

    [19:45] -- England 1-2 France: Les Bleus benefit from Kane miss

    [35:53] -- Morocco 1-0 Portugal: African soccer history made

    [43:30] -- Ronaldo benched again as Portugal call foul

    [49:35] -- FIFA charges Argentina for disorder

    [54:49] -- Neuer out for the season after skiing accident

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  • UEFA 1-1 CONMEBOL: Croatia send Brazil packing, Argentina survive Dutch comeback | World Cup Reaction & Analysis (Soccer 12/9)

    Jonathan Johnson, Nigel Reo-Coker, Michael Lahoud and Luis Garcia pick over a madcap day of World Cup quarterfinal action as favorites Brazil were left crestfallen by the 2018 runners-up while Lionel Messi and company had to go to the distance to overcome Netherlands. Plus, Lucho shares his thoughts about his beloved Spain's disappointing run in Qatar.

    [04:25] -- Penalty shootouts: Messi went first, Neymar went fifth

    [13:23 ] -- Livakovic & Martinez excel: Are goalkeepers getting smarter?

    [17:45] -- Louis Van Gaal bows out: Remember the Dutch legend

    [25:56] -- Luis Enrique steps down as Spain boss

    [32:26] -- Stop calling Croatia 'underdogs'!

    [47:23] -- Next steps for Brazil, Tite and Neymar

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  • France run up against England, Brazil still favorites, Morocco hungry for more! | World Cup Quarterfinal Preview & Predictions (Soccer 12/7)

    And then there were eight! With the World Cup entering its final stages, Ian Paul Joy, Nigel Reo-Coker, James Benge and Michael Lahoud sink their teeth into Friday and Saturday's quarterfinal matchups starting with a lively debate about Netherlands' chances against Argentina. Can Croatia cause an all-mighty upset against Neymar and co.? Do England have the tools to stop Kylian Mbappe? And is benching Cristiano Ronaldo the winning formula Portugal needed all along?

    [05:16] -- Netherlands vs. Argentina

    [19:01] -- Croatia vs. Brazil

    [31:26] -- France vs. England

    [45:40] -- Morocco vs. Portugal

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  • Morocco makes history and defeats Spain in PKs | Portugal net 6 over the Swiss | Round of 16 | 2022 World Cup Reaction (Soccer 12/6)

    The Round of 16 draws to a close with a clash between Portugal and Switzerland. Cristiano Ronaldo starts on the bench, does this mean the future of Portuguese football is changing? Plus, Morocco make history defeating Spain in PKs to advance out of the Round of 16.

    (7:43) -- Portugal defeat Switzerland

    (10:30) -- Ronaldo doesn't start

    (17:30) -- Joao Felix is the real deal

    (22:30) -- Pepe Becomes Oldest Player To Score In World Cup Knockouts

    (24:41) -- Morocco defeats Spain

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  • Brazil show no mercy, Japan bow out on PKs, Ronaldo weighs up Saudi offer, more! | World Cup Reaction & Analysis (Soccer 12/5)

    Michael Lahoud, Nigel Reo-Coker and Luis Garcia recap Monday's World Cup drama which saw South Korea and Japan eliminated at the hands of Brazil and Croatia, respectively. But first, Fabrizio Romano joins to discuss the latest rumors concerning Cristiano Ronaldo's club future, which player's stock has risen the most in Qatar, and the race to sign the "next Neymar".

    [04:06] -- Transfer news: Ronaldo, Bellingham, USMNT stars, more

    [19:20] -- Brazil 4-1 South Korea: Even Tite's dancing

    [31:12] -- Japan 1-1 Croatia: Samurai Blue fall short from 12 yards

    [35:23] -- Penalty shootouts are different gravy

    [46:35] -- Spain vs. Morocco preview: Lucho's nervous

    [48:07] -- Portugal vs. Switzerland preview: It's always about Ronaldo

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  • Southgate lets England loose, France hit milestones, Senegal & Poland bow out | World Cup Reaction & Analysis (Soccer 12/4)

    Ian Paul Joy, Nigel Reo-Coker, Jonathan Johnson and Luis Garcia unpack both of Sunday's World Cup Round of 16 clashes and look ahead to the mouth-watering quarter-final tie between England and France. Has Gareth Southgate found his winning formula with the Three Lions? Or will Kylian Mbappe be too much for the Three Lions to contain? Plus, a look ahead to Monday's games as Japan and South Korea look to cause further upsets against Croatia and Brazil, respectively.

    [03:28] -- England 3-0 Senegal: Southgate gets it right

    [07:55] -- What's the best league for Jude Bellingham?

    [16:15] -- The universe conspired against the Teranga Lions

    [19:56] -- France 3-1 Poland: Mbappe, Griezzy, Giroud... Les Bleus are scary

    [34:04] -- Brazil vs. South Korea preview

    [38:58] -- Japan vs. Croatia preview

    [41:25] -- Final thoughts: Wenger on politics, soccer in India, Paris Hilton bantz

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  • Aussies make Messi sweat, Dutch too much for USMNT | World Cup Reaction & Analysis (Soccer 12/3)

    Ian Paul Joy, Nigel Reo-Coker and Heath Pearce sink their teeth into the first two games of the Round of 16 which saw Argentina and Netherlands advance to the elite eight of the World Cup. On a tough day for fans of the Socceroos and the Stars and Stripes, the guys pick over both teams' campaigns in Qatar and discuss what each program has in store for the years to come. Plus, a look ahead to Sunday's fixtures as France face Poland while England take on African champions Senegal.

    [03:26] -- Thoughts and prayers with Pelé

    [04:18] -- Argentina 2-1 Australia: Messi scores on 1,000th game

    [21:40] -- Netherlands 3-1 USA: LVG outsmarts Berhalter

    [35:03] -- Time for US Soccer to move on from Berhalter?

    [40:55] -- France vs. Poland preview

    [43:49] -- England vs. Senegal preview

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  • Brazil take an L, Son shines for South Korea, Uruguay & Serbia crash out... the group stage is over! | World Cup Reaction & Analysis (Soccer 12/2)

    Michael Lahoud, Nigel Reo-Coker, Luis Garcia and Eric Krakauer decompress following the dramatic conclusion to the most entertaining group stage in World Cup history as Cameroon gave favorites Brazil a bloody nose and dark horses Serbia were sent packing by Switzerland. Plus, South Korea fought back against Portugal to leapfrog Uruguay into second spot, while the USMNT prepares for battle against Netherlands and Australia look to overcome monumental odds against Lionel Messi and the Albiceleste.

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  • Japan & Morocco take top spot, Germany & Belgium go home | World Cup Reaction (Soccer 12/1)

    It was a wild day of World Cup action as Japan -- not Spain, not Germany won the group, and Belgium got sent packing because of Romelu Lukaku woes in front of the net. Ian, Michael, James and Luis take you through an absolutely wild day.

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  • Mexico eliminated, Argentina top Poland, Aussies and Tunisia cause Group D upsets | 2022 World Cup (Soccer 11/30)

    El Tri's long run of making it out of the group stage came to an end in nail-biting fashion as Group C came right down to the wire. Jonathan Johnson, Michael Lahoud, Nigel Reo-Coker and Luis Garcia recap all of Wednesday's action which also saw Denmark and France suffer stunning defeats at the hands of Australia and Tunisia, respectively.

    (03:05) -- Mexico 2-1 Saudi Arabia

    (07:21) -- Argentina 2-0 Poland

    (12:31) -- Round of 16 matchups: How will the French fare?

    (19:48) -- Has Concacaf been disappointing?

    (28:08) -- Denmark finishes LAST in their group

    (34:20) -- The French lose to Tunisia

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  • Pulisic guides USMNT past Iran, Netherlands & Senegal not leaving Qatar yet | World Cup Reaction & Analysis (Soccer 11/29)

    Ian Paul Joy, Michael Lahoud and James Benge get around the horn to break down the USMNT's narrow win over Team Melli to close out the group stage with a ticket to the Round of 16. Plus, England cruise in the 'Battle of Britain', Cody Gakpo scores again, and the African champions send Ecuador packing.

    (02:13) -- Iran 0-1 USA: An apology for Pulisic

    (17:50) -- Wales 0-3 England: Rashford slays the Dragons

    (22:09) -- Round of 16 matchups: Are the Dutch all that?

    (30:55) -- Ecuador 1-2 Senegal: Koulibaly on both ends, La Tri have a future

    (35:06) -- Netherlands 3-0 Qatar: Gakpo's goal-a-game run

    (39:45) -- Preview: Groups C & D finales

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  • Portugal & Brazil clinch, Onana walks, Ghana get the W | World Cup Reaction & Analysis (Soccer 11/28)

    Michael Lahoud, Luis Garcia and Heath Pearce unpack a thrilling day of action from Qatar as Portugal saw off Uruguay, Serbia dropped points to Cameroon in a six-goal thriller, Casemiro got the winner for Brazil, and the Black Stars held on in a five-goal slugfest with South Korea. Plus, Juventus' board members resign and it's a sleepless night for USMNT fans ahead of Tuesday's win-or-go-home clash with Iran.

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  • Germany & Costa Rica bounce back, Canada crash out, life in Qatar | World Cup Reaction & Analysis (Soccer 11/27)

    Ian Paul Joy, Jonathan Johnson, Luis Garcia and special guest Kate Mason decompress after a thrilling draw between Spain and Germany that leaves Group E wide open. Plus, Croatia end Canada's hopes of advancing, Morocco vindicate KDB's "we're too old" comments, and Kate recounts her experiences as a female journalist living and working in Qatar.

    (03:24) -- Spain 1-1 Germany: Group E not over yet

    (13:30) -- Japan 0-1 Costa Rica: A W for CONCACAF!

    (20:01) -- Life in the host nation: Kate's experiences in Qatar

    (35:07) -- Croatia 4-1 Canada: Fonzie scores, Herdman motivates

    (42:32) -- Belgium 0-2 Morocco: Golden Generation or golden oldies?

    (48:33) -- Monday preview: Uruguay v Portugal, Brazil v Switzerland

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  • Messi too much for Mexico, France break the curse, Lewa gets his goal | World Cup Reaction & Analysis (Soccer 11/26)

    Argentina kept their hopes of World Cup glory alive with a crucial win over Mexico on Sunday thanks in no small part to Lionel Messi. Ian Paul Joy, Nigel Reo-Coker, Jonathan Johnson and Michael Lahoud discuss that and Group C's other game as Poland squeaked a win over Saudi Arabia. Plus, Kylian Mbappe bags a brace, the Socceroos stun Tunisia, and Sunday's lineup promises fireworks!

    (01:53) -- Argentina 2-0 Mexico: El Tri on the brink

    (12:56) -- Poland 2-0 Saudi Arabia: Lewa off the mark

    (23:44) -- France 2-1 Denmark: Are the Danes all that great?

    (35:39) -- Tunisia 0-1 Australia: Socceroos in with a chance

    (38:53) -- Group E preview: Spain v Germany, Japan v Costa Rica

    (40:38) -- Group F preview: Belgium v Morocco, Croatia v Canada

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  • USMNT survives Black Friday, Qatar crash out, Iran leave it late against Wales | World Cup Reaction & Analysis (Soccer 11/25)

    Ian Paul Joy, Nigel Reo-Coker, Michael Lahoud and Luis Garcia unpack a tense goalless draw between England and the USA which leaves Group B wide open heading into the last round of fixtures. Is Gareth Southgate to blame for the Three Lions lackluster performance or do the Stars and Stripes deserve more credit? Plus, Iran bounce back with a convincing but late win over Wales, Senegal dump out the hosts, and Ecuador are no mugs.

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  • Brazil join the party, Ronaldo makes history, Embolo's Cameroon conflict, more | World Cup Reaction & Analysis (Soccer 11/24)

    Fabrizio Romano joins Ian Paul Joy, Jonathan Johnson and Nigel Reo-Coker to share his impressions of the World Cup so far and discuss Cristiano Ronaldo's club future, why Manchester United and Liverpool's owners are looking to sell, and which young players are making waves in Qatar. Plus, Brazil live up to the hype against Serbia, Portugal flatter to deceive against Ghana, and what's with all the scoreless draws?

    (02:34) -- Ronaldo desperate for UCL / Man Utd for the right price / Liverpool's talent exodus

    (13:05) -- Fabrizio's breakout stars to watch / Nkunku's Chelsea deal still on

    (22:57) -- Portugal 3-2 Ghana: Is Ronaldo holding teammates back?

    (28:55) -- Uruguay 0-0 South Korea: Too many goose eggs

    (34:49) -- Brazil 2-0 Serbia: Richarlison brace, Neymar injury concerns

    (40:00) -- Switzerland 1-0 Cameroon: Embolo's homeland heartache

    (42:38) -- Updated Power Rankings: movers & shakers

    (44:40) -- Black Friday preview: English fans feeling confident

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  • Germany's NIGHTMARE start, Canada LUCKLESS against Belgium, Spain rain on Costa Rica | World Cup Reaction & Analysis (Soccer 11/23)

    Michael Lahoud, Jonathan Johnson and Nigel Reo-Coker digest a wild day of action and news from the World Cup and beyond as CONCACAF is put to the test with Canada and Costa Rica. The crew analyzes those and the rest of Wednesday's games while also looking ahead to Thursday's action.

    (03:41) -- Belgium 1-0 Canada

    (16:00) -- Morocco 0-0 Croatia

    (25:13) -- Spain 7-0 Costa Rica

    (35:34) -- Germany 1-2 Japan

    (40:00) -- Thursday Preview with Group G and Group H, Portugal, Ronaldo vs Ghana

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  • Argentina stunned, France start strong, Ronaldo leaves & the Glazers could be next | World Cup Reaction & Analysis (Soccer 11/22)

    Ian Paul Joy, Michael Lahoud, Jonathan Johnson and Nigel Reo-Coker digest a wild day of action and news from the World Cup and beyond as Saudi Arabia brought Argentina's 36-game unbeaten to an end, France stormed to the summit of Group D, and Cristiano Ronaldo parted company with Manchester United amid reports the Glazer family are weighing their options to sell the club. Plus, the rest of the days results from Qatar as well as a preview of Wednesday's action.

    (01:32) -- France 4-1 Australia: Giroud gets his World Cup goals

    (09:50) -- Denmark 0-0 Tunisia: The Eagles of Carthage hold firm

    (14:13) -- Man Utd news dump: Ronaldo gone, Glazers next?

    (25:53) -- Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia: A historic day for Arab soccer

    (34:57) -- Mexico 0-0 Poland: Memo heroics deny lackluster Lewa

    (39:54) -- Wednesday preview: Group E & F enter the party

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  • USMNT squander strong start, England hit six, Senegal double Dutched | World Cup Reaction & Analysis (Soccer 11/21)

    James Benge, Michael Lahoud and Nigel Reo-Coker discuss a tale of two halves at the Al-Rayyan Stadium which saw the U.S. and Wales share the spoils. The conversation then moves to the other game in Group B where England cruised to a 6-2 win over Iran, while goalkeeping gaffes helped the Netherlands to a late victory over the African champions.

    (01:03) -- USMNT 1-1 Wales: What went wrong for Berhalter's boys?

    (14:50) -- FIFA & Qatar prohibit rainbow flags & other symbols

    (19:25) -- England 6-2 Iran: Southgate's trust pays off

    (26:28) -- Senegal 0-2 Netherlands: Mendy messes up

    (35:25) -- Tuesday preview: Mexico vs. Poland tough to call

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  • Valencia & Ecuador rain on Qatar's opening day parade | World Cup Reaction & Analysis (Soccer 11/20)

    Ian Paul Joy, Nigel Reo-Coker, Michael Lahoud and Jonathan Johnson unpack an entertaining opening day of action in Qatar where Enner Valencia starred in Ecuador's win over the host nation. Christina Unkel joins to discuss the offside call that had many a viewer scratching their heads in confusion. And the guys look ahead to Monday's games as Senegal and Netherlands go toe-to-toe and Group B's hopefuls get their World Cup campaigns underway.

    (00:59) -- The World Cup is underway!

    (03:16) -- Ecuador looking good, Qatar not so much

    (15:21) -- VAR wars: Christina Unkel explains *that* offside call

    (28:28) -- Rating the opening ceremony

    (30:40) -- Group A preview: Senegal vs. Netherlands

    (35:28) -- Group B preview: England vs. Iran

    (41:55) -- Group B preview: USA vs. Wales

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  • Brazil & Argentina are the favorites... who else can challenge in Qatar? | World Cup Power Rankings (Soccer 11/17)

    Ian Paul Joy, Nigel Reo-Coker, James Benge and Michael Lahoud hone in on the Top 10 teams traveling to Qatar from the perspective of the bookmakers. Are there any weaknesses in Brazil's squad? Does a date with destiny beckon for Messi? Can a European team upset the South American giants?

    (01:45) -- Qatar's pre-tournament Fyre Fest vibes

    (05:42) -- Brazil: Is RB the chink in the armor?

    (13:51) -- Argentina & Messi's "easy" path

    (20:22) -- France will be boom or bust

    (30:20) -- Southgate cagey on England's chances

    (38:08) -- Goal scoring still an issue Spain

    (40:40) -- Have Germany lost their killer instinct?

    (45:25) -- Netherlands, Portugal, Belgium, Denmark

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  • The COMPLETE 2022 World Cup Group Stage Preview Part One: Groups E-H (Soccer 11/16)

    Jonathan Johnson, Nigel Reo-Coker and Michael Lahoud round off House of Champions' two-part series on the 32 teams vying to win this year's FIFA World Cup by turning their attention to groups E-H.

    (01:41) -- Nkunku & Mane injury updates

    (05:08) -- Will Qatar censor journalists?

    (07:11) -- Group E: Spain, Germany, Japan, Costa Rica

    (19:58) -- Group F: Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Morocco

    (30:52) -- Group G: Brazil, Serbia, Switzerland, Cameroon

    (43:15) -- Group H: Portugal, Uruguay, Ghana, South Korea

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  • Qatar's tainted tournament: The uncomfortable truths about the 2022 World Cup (Soccer 11/15)

    Ian Paul Joy and Nigel Reo-Coker are joined by Miguel Delaney, The Independent's chief soccer writer, to discuss the problematic nature of the Qatar World Cup and the debate over whether players should use their platforms to speak out against the host nation and FIFA.

    (01:55) -- World Cup undercut by modern slavery

    (06:04) -- The intersection of politics and sports

    (16:30) -- David Beckham facing backlash over ambassador role

    (19:14) -- Will Qatar be the last World Cup of its kind?

    (25:32) -- Burden on players to protest

    House of Champions is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts. 

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  • The COMPLETE 2022 World Cup Group Stage Preview Part One: Groups A-D (Soccer 11/14)

    With days to go until the action kicks off in Doha, Ian Paul Joy, Nigel Reo-Coker and Jonathan Johnson take a closer look at the teams converging on Qatar to compete for the biggest prize in soccer - the World Cup In the first of a two-part series analyzing all 32 of the teams involved, the guys turn their attention to groups A-D.

    (01:51) -- Group A: Netherlands, Senegal, Ecuador, Qatar

    (15:48) -- Group B: England, USA, Wales, Iran

    (33:01) -- Group C: Argentina, Poland, Mexico, Saudi Arabia

    (43:53) -- Group D: France, Denmark, Tunisia, Australia

    House of Champions is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts. 

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  • Fabrizio Romano: Ten Hag is FURIOUS with Ronaldo over BOMBSHELL interview | Transfer News & Notes (Soccer 11/14)

    Fabrizio Romano joins Ian Paul Joy to discuss the fallout from Cristiano Ronaldo's sensational interview with Piers Morgan where the Portugal star slammed the Manchester United hierarchy, including head coach Erik ten Hag. Plus what next for Rick Karsdorp following his exclusion from Jose Mourinho's Roma squad? Is Marcelo Bielsa heading back to the Premier League? And what are Arsenal's January plans? 

    (02:12) -- Ronaldo staying at Man Utd is nearly "impossible"

    (07:15) -- Mourinho banishes Karsdorp amid Juve rumors

    (10:12) -- Bielsa to Bournemouth a "real possibility"

    (12:08) -- Mudryk has Premier League ambitions

    (13:58) -- Jonathan David's World Cup audition

    (15:55) -- Q&A: Tottenham targets, Man City moves, Firmino extension, Barça right backs

    House of Champions is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts. 

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