The Ringer’s Donnie Kwak and Micah Peters dissect the Manchester Derby and other world soccer rivalries from the past weekend (0:15). Then writer Andrew Helms joins to break down his Ringer article about the Dutch-born scout who’s scouring the U.S. for Mexican dual nationals to play for El Tri (40:00). Finally, the crew previews the international break and assesses the MLS Cup conference championship matchups (65:00).
Manchester Is Blue and Mexico Is Scouting American Talent
Andrew Helms joins to discuss his new story about how the Mexican national team keeps landing young Mexican American prospects
Plus, Jason, James, and Ryan recap the showdown between the Ravens and Chiefs
Plus, Jake and Jordan discuss Sal Pérez’s great season
Verno and KOC take a look back to 2019 to evaluate their previous picks for which NBA player islands to inhabit and then choose some new islands from the pool of lottery picks currently in the NBA
Evan and the guys discuss Adam Cole’s debut and debate Flobo’s Mount Rushmore of wrestling before Jack gives his Farmers Market Picks of the Week
Charles and Grace are joined by writer Chris Mench to break down the songs on ‘Montero’ that worked, Lil Nas X’s place in hip-hop, and more before Grace quizzes Charles on über-specific genres of music