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EPL Matchday Nine - The Experienced One

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Listen : Listen here or subscribe on any podcast app Episode #73 - EPL Matchday 9 - The Experienced One Separation between the top teams and the also rans is starting to take shape in the English Premier League Table.  But no team has impressed as much as Tottenham this week against Manchester City.  Is Jose Mourinho or Harry Kane responsible for the run of form?  Memo and Jay are here to take you through Matchday Nine. VAR is still controversial, but at least the referees are going to the monitor to make the important decisions.  Is Liverpool the new Evil Empire?  Does the fashion Manchester United won by matter, or just the points?  Has Frank Lampard finally impressed Memo?  Is this a lost season for Arsenal?  How good is James Rodriguez? Thank you for finding us and listening.  We hope to build a solid soccer community together with you based on fun, respect, and love for the beautiful game. Host:   Memo Producer:  Jay Fratt Kick from the Spot Twitter Kick from the

US Mens National Team Euro Camp Special

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Episode #72 - US Mens National Team Euro Camp Special Finally USMNT fans got to see the Euro kids all play together.  First against Wales, and today against Panama.  Memo and Jay break down the matches and overall thoughts on the US Mens National Team. What players can we write into the World Cup lineup in pen, and what players still have more to prove? EPL league play is back this weekend, and so is Champions League.  After an hours of giddy USMNT talk, Memo breaks down when the UCL groups sit after 3 of 6 match days.  All the groups are discussed, but two groups in particular stand out as must see TV. Thank you for finding us and listening.  We hope to build a solid soccer community together with you based on fun, respect, and love for the beautiful game. Host:   Memo Producer:  Jay Fratt Kick from the Spot Twitter Kick from the Spot Website Email: kickfromthespot@gmail.com Sponsor: Smokin Js Support the show, visit the store and find a great tool for your smokin lifestyle

EPL Matchday 8 and USMNT November Lineup

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Episode #71 - EPL Matchday 8 and USMNT November Lineup EPL Matchday Eight saw more movement in the table, titans clash, and foxes hunt.  VAR let the league down once again this week.  "What is a hand ball?" has not been joined by the question, "What is an offside?" Memo and Jay go in depth on Southampton's 48 hours of glory, the Man U roller coaster, fireworks from Crystal Palace vs Leeds, Lampard's lament, Mourinho's plan, Leicester top of the table, rain in Manchester, and Arsenal's dilemma. Tune in for the whole show!  The November roster for USMNT has been announced.  And it's something we have all been waiting for ... The European Edition!  All the stars you have wished to see are named in the 24 man roster, but who will be released by their clubs? US Men's National Team 24 players to roster - Euro Camp 11/12/20 - Wales 11:45am FS1 11/16/20 - Panama in Austria 11:45am FS1 GOALKEEPERS (3):  Ethan Horvath (Club Brugge/BEL; 4/0),  Chituru

EPL Matchday 7 Counter Attacks Rule

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Episode #70 - EPL Matchday 7 Counter Attacks Rule Has the bubble burst for some EPL clubs?  Champions know how to win; what does that mean for Man U?  Wolves back in the title chase.  Sneaky Jose and his expansive Mr. Everything are second in the table. Chelsea, Tottenham, and ??? only EPL clubs to go undefeated in the last five matches. All EPL clubs in Champions League are top of their groups after two match days.  Soccer is in full swing, and we are hitting that action with the laces on the half volley! Thank you for finding us and listening.  We hope to build a solid soccer community together with you based on fun, respect, and love for the beautiful game. Host:   Memo Producer:  Jay Fratt Kick from the Spot Twitter Kick from the Spot Website Email: kickfromthespot@gmail.com Sponsor: Smokin Js Support the show, visit the store and find a great tool for your smokin lifestyle. Music Credit: Moody Beats Listen : Listen here or subscribe on any podcast app

EPL and Champions League - It's Getting Hot in Here

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Episode #69 - EPL and Champions League - It's Getting Hot in Here It's peak soccer season in Europe as EPL and Champions League action hits with relentless pace.  And after Matchday One in Champions League group stage, it looks like there will be a lot of exciting soccer ahead. Memo and Jay break down the surprising results from Matchday One in Champions League with a lot of groups thrown into precarious positions only after one matchday. EPL Matchday Six wasn't as high scoring as we have become accustomed to, but there were exciting matches.  It's early!  But the EPL table is on fire with a wide swath of EPL clubs competing for meaningful positions. Thank you for finding us and listening.  We hope to build a solid soccer community together with you based on fun, respect, and love for the beautiful game. Host:   Memo Producer:  Jay Fratt Kick from the Spot Twitter Kick from the Spot Website Email: kickfromthespot@gmail.com Sponsor: Smokin Js Support the show,

EPL Matchday Five Comebacks and Dirty Merseyside Derby

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Episode #68 - EPL Matchday Five Comebacks and Dirty Merseyside Derby Matchday five had a little bit of everything.  Somewhere a child lights a candle for Tottenham, Chelsea, and Virgil van Dijk.  Nobody is sympathetic to Arsenal.  Everton and Aston Villa continue to impress. Take a ride with Memo and Jay as they recap the weekends action.  Memo gives us an update on notable USMNT players action abroad.  And they predicted chaos; the EPL table at 5 matches isn't disappointing! Thank you for finding us and listening.  We hope to build a solid soccer community together with you based on fun, respect, and love for the beautiful game. Host:   Memo Producer:  Jay Fratt Kick from the Spot Twitter Kick from the Spot Website Email: kickfromthespot@gmail.com Sponsor: Smokin Js Support the show, visit the store and find a great tool for your smokin lifestyle. Music Credit: Moody Beats Listen : Listen here or subscribe on any podcast app

EP-067 Champions League Group Stage Preview

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Listen : Listen here or subscribe on any podcast app Episode #67 - Champions League Group Stage Preview Group A has the returning champion Bayern Munich, and they are running on all cylinders. Atletico Madrid has Diego Costa and Luis Suarez. Will they be a Happy meal combo or a bloated sandwich?  Salzberg, aka FC Red Bull is in the group, but they lost Erling Haaland to Dortmund. How much energy do they have?  And will Lokomotiv Moskva be able to derail any of the competitors. Group B has an old club with old names with dominant experience in the past decade. Can Real Madrid continue in this decade without a striking star?  Shakhtar Donetsk and Monchengladbach like to press with high energy. Can either squad squeeze out a surprising result?  Inter Milan has an all star squad of big club rejects, perhaps they have the attitude to make big waves. Group C has perennial EPL title contender Manchester City with their much heralded coach Pep Guardiola.  This group should

EPL Matchday Four Bloody Sunday and USMNT Golden Age

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Episode #66 - EPL Matchday Four Bloody Sunday and USMNT Golden Age Aston Villa WHAT!!!  Matchday four could be a wake up call for a few teams, mortal wounds for others, and let the good times roll for some.  Host Memo and Producer Jay are here to analyze all the action from the weekend. Is that the worst 4-Nil victory for a club ever?  Chelsea continue looking confused. Brighton may have a lot of fight, but Everton is cruising top of the league! Leeds United continue to play with the big boys. Arsenal hang on, and Arteta seems to be on top of his game. Is it OGS or Pogba? Can we let Liverpool slide for this historic beat down? Memo gives us an update on notable USMNT players action abroad.  More good news! Thank you for finding us and listening.  We hope to build a solid soccer community together with you based on fun, respect, and love for the beautiful game. Host:   Memo Producer:  Jay Fratt Kick from the Spot Twitter Kick from the Spot Website Email: kickfromthespot@gmail.co

EPL Matchday Three and the Hand Ball Dilemma

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Episode #65 - EPL Matchday Three Review and the Hand Ball Dilemma Today was the official Kick from the Spot Derby.  Arsenal vs Liverpool.  There can be only one happy host on the podcast today. Matchday two was set up to see who are the fakes and legitimate clubs in the EPL table.  What resulted were some fantastic matches, some lucky winners, and one very disgruntled Jose.  We cover it all in the Kick from the Spot podcast! So what is a hand ball anyway?  And why are there so many conflicted opinions?  Memo dives deep into the hand ball controversy. Week two may have been amazing, but week three sets up back to back scintillating weekends!  We have the matches to watch heading into next weekend.   Thank you for finding us and listening.  We hope to build a solid soccer community together with you based on fun, respect, and love for the beautiful game. Host:   Memo Producer:  Jay Fratt Kick from the Spot Twitter Kick from the Spot Website Email: kickfromthespot@gmail.com Spon

EPL Matchday Two Review and USMNT Excitement

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Episode #64 - EPL Matchday Two Review and USMNT Excitement Matchday two in the EPL saw a ton of goals, but can only the second week provide insight into the remainder of the season?  Memo and Jay are here to pick out the hidden story lines from the second week of action in the English Premier League. Who is excited about the USMNT?  WE ARE!  We take a look at 9 players with large roles on big European clubs, and then Memo surprises with a bonus baby that may play for Barcelona this weekend.  There is so much to be excited about if you are a United States Men's National Team fan.  - Weston McKennie Juventus  - Tyler Adams RB Leipzig  - John Brooks Wolfsburg  - Gio Reyna Dortmund  - Josh Sargent Werder Bremen  - Christian Pulisic Chelsea  - TimWeah Lille  - Sergino Dest Ajax  - DeAndre Yedlin - New Castle maybe Besiktas Thank you for finding us and listening.  We hope to build a solid soccer community together with you based on fun, respect, and love for the beautiful game. Host:

Matchday One Exciting Surprises

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Episode #63 - Matchday One Exciting Surprises The EPL has official kicked off.  Already some of Memo and Jay's predictions are being challenged and proven.  Matchday One had a lot of exciting moments, and there is a lot of interesting stories to look forward to next week.  Thank you for finding us and listening.  We hope to build a solid soccer community together with you based on fun, respect, and love for the beautiful game. Host:   Memo Producer:  Jay Fratt Kick from the Spot Twitter Kick from the Spot Website Email: kickfromthespot@gmail.com Sponsor: Smokin Js Support the show, visit the store and find a great tool for your smokin lifestyle. Music Credit: Moody Beats Listen : Listen here or subscribe on any podcast app

EPL and the Kick from the Spot podcast are BACK

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Episode #62 And we are BACK!  Covid-19 can't keep us down.  As world football starts back up again so does the Kick from the Spot podcast.  So many interesting talking points with the English Premier League this season.  Memo and Jay are ready to talk on them all. Transfer News.  Who were the winners and losers of the Summer transfer window ... even though it now extends into the Fall?   Predictions!  Memo has it all figured out, and Jay reluctantly plays along.  Where will your favorite club finish this season? USMNT:  There are so many USMNT players with staring roles at big clubs this year.  We are going to follow them all. Thank you for finding us and listening.  We hope to build a solid soccer community together with you based on fun, respect, and love for the beautiful game. Host:   Memo Producer:  Jay Fratt Kick from the Spot Twitter Kick from the Spot Website Email: kickfromthespot@gmail.com Sponsor: Smokin Js Support the show, visit the store and find a great

No Scores in World Soccer

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Episode #61 Soccer Under Quarantine : Memo and Jay are back to give the details on what can now be expected from domestic football leagues and European competitions.  Deadlines have been set, but will they hold?  A plan is great, but contingency options should be on the table. Beyond domestic and European club competitions, the International European competition has already been set back a year.  But that places the men playing at the same time as the women.  Good luck to the professional scheduler working for all these leagues. Thank you for finding us and listening.  We hope to build a solid soccer community together with you based on fun, respect, and love for the beautiful game. Host:   Memo Producer:  Jay Fratt Kick from the Spot Twitter Kick from the Spot Website Email: kickfromthespot@gmail.com Sponsor: Smokin Js Support the show, visit the store and find a great tool for your smokin lifestyle. Music Credit: Moody Beats Listen : Listen here or sub

Champions League Triumph and Corona Fallout

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Episode #60 Champions League Review : Just when Champions League really started to pop off, everything is postponed.  Jay and Memo take a look at the incredible matches from the Round of 16, and where Champions League goes from here.  And yes, Jay gets to press Memo on his Liverpool Reds getting bounced out from a home defeat.  Spoiler alert, God hates Liverpool. News :  - COVID-19 ruins sports across the globe!  We take time to listen to Jurgen Klopp.  - Diego Simeone is a Kick from the Spot fan!  He wants to change the away goal rule in extra time.  - EPL postponed.  Is the April 4th resumption realistic? This episode comes with a free soap box from Jay. Thank you for finding us and listening.  We hope to build a solid soccer community together with you based on fun, respect, and love for the beautiful game. Host:   Memo Producer:  Jay Fratt Kick from the Spot Twitter Kick from the Spot Website Email: kickfromthespot@gmail.com Sponsor: Smokin Js Support the sho

EPL Matchday 29 Review and Champions League Preview

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Episode #59 Matchday 28 Review : Even though Liverpool is running away with the EPL title, there are so many intriguing story lines and matches left in the schedule.  In Reality 8 clubs are battling for the 4th place trophy.  Leicester has been pulled back into this top tier mid table battle, and 9th place Arsenal are only 8 points from 4th and 5 points from 5th place.  Manchester United completed the derby double this season.  What does that mean for the club, manager, and season?  Is City limping, or just disinterested?  Wolves dropped two points on the weekend, but are undefeated in their last five.  Can they leap frog Chelsea, Leicester, or Man U? Champions League Preview : The guys think there are 3 opportunities for Kicks from the Spot this week in Champions League play as three of the four matches are within one goal in aggregate.  Will RB Leipzig's home advantage being taken away by the Corona Virus?  Can the power of PSG at home keep the youth of Dortmund at bay? 

Champions League and EPL Matchday 28 Review

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Episode #58 Champions League Review : The final week of the first leg of the Round of 16 in Champions League is discussed by Memo and Jay. Chelsea was beat down by Bayern. Napoli drew at home, but was it enough going back to Barcelona? Lyon surprised Memo with a home result against the Juventus Ronaldos. Jay nailed the Manchester City match as they take two away goals and a lead in aggregate back to England. The second week of Champions League play was better than the first week. The guys are here to break it all down. Matchday 28 Review : More VAR controversy even has the guys split. Who was the loser in the Everton Man U draw? Liverpool finally lose, and Memo may have lost the most. Is Leicester in danger of losing the third and fourth position in the EPL Table? Wolves struck down the Tottenham Mourinhos, can they reach 5th or even 4th place? The EPL table is on fire as only three teams out of 20 don't have much to play for. Thank you for finding us and listen

EPL Action Out Shines Champions League

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Episode #57 Champions League Review : The first half of the Round of 16 has been played.  Who were the winners and losers even if they weren't the actual winners and losers?  Memo and Jay break down the first legs of the first week. Matchday 27 Review : Wow!  Sex on fire in the EPL!  The EPL table may not have a competition at the top, but there are pockets of competition all over the remainder of the table.  With the Man City competition ban, even clubs like 10th place Arsenal and 11th place Burnley are still in the hunt for a Champions League spot. Champions League Preview : Expectations are back!  The second week of Champions League Round of 16 play is assuredly going to be better than the first week.  Both EPL clubs will be featured by BR Sports, and both matches have the potential to be special. Thank you for finding us and listening.  We hope to build a solid soccer community together with you based on fun, respect, and love for the beautiful game. Host:   Memo

Manchester City Ban Analyzed Beyond the Headlines and Matchday 26 Review

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Episode #56 News : Manchester City has been banned for two years from European competition.  Huge news, but is it true?  What are deeper layers to this story, and what are the real impacts of this UEFA ruling?  Memo and Jay look into the ruling, the arbitration body that will make the final decision, the sovereign money and tactics behind the crack down, and the implications to the EPL beyond Man City. Matchday 26 Review : Did VAR ruin the match for Wolverhampton, and wreck an exciting weekend of EPL featurettes?  Within the vision of the Man City ban, how is the remainder of the table affected by a new Champions League position opening up?  Arsenal, Tottenham, and Sheffield United gain three crucial points while Chelsea see a desperate Man United club come visit on Monday Links : The Man Who Exposed Man City Timeline of Man City Financial Fair Play Sanctions Thank you for finding us and listening.  We hope to build a solid soccer community together with you based on fun,

Champions League Preview

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Episode #55 EPL Matchday 26: Too much action for one calendar week, Matchday 26 is split over two weekends.  Everton and Sheffield United continue strong play, but Wolves, Chelsea, and Tottenham still have something to say about Matchday 26. Champions League Preview : The time is here!  Maybe one of the best weeks of soccer in the calendar year.  With a long EPL weekend leading right into Champions League Round of 16 play.  Memo and Jay break down the entire field of 16, and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of each match-up. Thank you for finding us and listening.  We hope to build a solid soccer community together with you based on fun, respect, and love for the beautiful game. Host:   Memo Producer:  Jay Fratt Kick from the Spot Twitter Kick from the Spot Website Email: kickfromthespot@gmail.com Sponsor: Smokin Js Music Credit: Moody Beats Listen : Listen here or subscribe on any podcast app Watch :