EP-039 Champions League Review USMNT and As the World Turns in Manchester

Matchday 1 of 6 is done and dusted. RIP Tottenham! Jay flies solo in the Smokin Js podcast studio recapping the important Champions League matches. Why is Tottenham sunk and yet Manchester City still floating on? Liverpool vs PSG did not fail to disappoint.

Christian Pulisic is the best USMNT player ever, and he just turned 20. Just happened to score a Champions League match winner on his birthday. #special
Jay pays tribute to the week the USMNT star had, and settles a few scores with whiny Outlaws.

The special Jose Mourinho segment is back As the World Turns in Manchester. There is no limit of players in the blame game.

Are Chelsea for real? We are going to find out! It's on and popping this weekend against Liverpool, and there are no excuses or obstacles for either team.

If you fought Fabian Delph, apparently you wouldn't have to worry about kicks. Whiff!

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EP-038 Champions League is Back and Jay Goes Deep in the Lounge

John and Jay are back together again! The guys review the big matches from the EPL Matchday 5. Tottenham vs Liverpool and Watford vs Manchester United are discussed.

Champions League is back, and the guys are giddy with excitement for the matches in the first week of group play. Inter Milan host Tottenham and Liverpool host PSG in the most compelling match-ups of the most competitive groups. All the angles are laid out.

News! We got news even though Jose Mourinho makes no guest appearance in this podcast. Douglas Costa shares some DNA, Vertonghen goes knuckle deep, Lloris gets close with his fans, and there will be drinks spilled on the pitch during winged violence.

Stay tuned, the Jagermeister keg-orator is requested, John is challenged in his high Chelsea perch, and Jay make some questionable comments during the lounge segment. Stay tuned till the end. It's gold Jerry, I tell yeah, it's gold!

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EP-037 USA USA USA USMNT Soccer News and EPL Weekend Preview

US Mens National team continues auditions for prime time against Brazil and Mexico. RIP Paul Arriola. Weston McKennie moves closer to a solid spot in midfield. The competitive defensive back line has become a point of strength for the US squad. John and Jay get it in three beers deep.

Tax fraud or tax avoidance? Is it really the players that came up with the shell corporations and offshore accounts. Jay digs deep on the super agent Jorge Mendes, and his role in the recent Spanish tax avoidance sentences. John takes a look the senseless African stampedes, and how the past continues to repeat itself.

Tottenham vs Liverpool and Watford vs Manchester United top the list of matches this weekend. But how does Champions League affect both matches. We'll set up both matches for you, and even give you gamblers an edge.

We opened no new offshore accounts for Jorge Mendes during the production of this podcast.

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EP-036 Three Unbeaten Undrawn in EPL Champions League Group Draw and USMNT

The Hornets sting the Spurs! Three teams remain unbeaten and undrawn in EPL play. Are Watford and Chelsea for real as title challengers? Klopp pulling all the right levers for the Liverpool winning machine.

Everyone's favorite segment featuring Jose Mourinho is back again this week as he recites his resume for reporters. Jay climbs behind the curtain to see the reason for Jose's resume narrative.

Champion's League is back! The group stage draw is analyzed. There is one group of death this season, but it may not be the group you think.

International break brings exciting friendlies for the US Men's National Team. No Pulisic, but John Brooks is back. The squad may be without a coaching leader, but group decisions are creating a youthful competitive environment for the hopeful squad. The show gets you set up for the matches with Brazil and Mexico.

The Michael Bradley fan zone has been moved from the stadium to the elementary school gym.

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EP-035 English Premier League Oh Jose Mourinho and Yedlin USMNT

Matchday three is done and dusted. John and Jay take a look at the important matches of the weekend. Manchester United lose to Spurs. Watford continue their run against Crystal Palace. New Castle comes close to points hosting Chelsea. And Arsenal get three from a lackluster West Ham side.

News! With Jose Mourinho in the Premier League we always have news! The special Jose Mourinho segment is back again as the guys listen in and analyze the post match press conference staring the greatest manager EVER. John gives updates on Michael Keen's head injury, Burnley's Europa League qualification campaign, and Hung Min Son's bid to avoid military service with a Gold medal at the Asian Games.

The guys end the show setting up the next week of English Premier League action. Surprisingly, Arsenal and Chelsea were both left out of this weeks previews.

Turns out, the Asian Games have nothing to do with race. The Kick from the Spot Podcast is all about education.

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Arsenal Emery Ozil and the Transfer Window

Emery left Ozil off the starting lineup over the weekend.  As listeners to this show know I have been calling for Ozil to be subbed, left out, and generally reigned in as an Arsenal staple.  There was something strange about this benching.  It came with a qualifier, he was sick.  Ill.  Unavailable.

I jumped out of my seat to see Arsenal was going to try a midfield without the lethargic, turnover prone German.  My theory that Emery was confidently testing and experimenting with his squad.  A long term approach to his coaching position.  Refreshing in modern football I thought.  And required after a 22 year coaching stint by Arsene Wenger.  Emery is taking his time to get his feet settled.  Kicking the tires in real time.

The rough English media already had a conspiritorial narrative ready for Emery:
Ozil left the team and facility on Saturday because he was pissed he was left
out of the lineup. He responded: "Maybe in English it is difficult to explain,
but first, why is this informa…

EP-034 EPL Match of the Week Review Preview and of course Jose

Chelsea vs Arsenal match review. We need a name for the Kick from the Spot derby! Take time to email or Tweet at us your ideas. John wins the first leg at home this season as Chelsea scrape out a victory over Arsenal. But hey, it could have been 5-2 Arsenal right? #Sitter

Lots of news this week including Europa League action and the USMNT flirting with a dual national.

Jay created a new segment featuring Jose Mourinho. It's lit. Now the guys will keep track of Jose each week on his destined thrill ride to implosion at Manchester United. English book makers have him as the odds on favorite currently to be the first manager sacked in the EPL.

Manchester United vs Tottenham is the featured match this week. But Jay can't help but throw in the Arsenal match as well. John and Jay break it all down. #Enjoy.

Jamie Vardy's leg was not used inappropriately during the recording of this podcast.

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