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Throughout the World Cup, Slate’s sports podcast Hang Up and Listen will have a special treat: a podcast extra from our soccer-obsessed friends at Howler Magazine.
In today’s episode of Howler’s World Cup podcast, Dummy, David Goldblatt, Danny Karbassiyoon, and George Quraishi catch up on all the action after a memorable night for Team USA. They talk about what went right, what went wrong, and what’s next for the Americans. Alexander Abnos checks in with an update from the American camp. The panel also hits the highlights of the other big games over the weekend, including Italy-England, Uruguay-Costa Rica, and Spain-Netherlands. Danny explains what he saw in emerging star Joel Campbell when he scouted him for Arsenal, and George talks to a medical expert about whether we can expect to see reigning Premier League Player of the Year Luis Suárez on the field in Brazil. Finally, Dr. Sandra Rossi joins the show to explain how she’s using her background in neuroscience to enhance athlete performance on the field for one of Argentina’s biggest club teams.
Here are links to some of the topics mentioned on the show:
- The United States beat Ghana 2–1 in their opening World Cup match.
- Team USA’s John Brooks scored the late winner.
- Corey Bennett broke down the USA-Ghana game into GIFs for Fusion Soccer.
- Kyle Bronn wrote for Pro Soccer Talk about the injury problems facing the U.S.
- Zonal Marking’s Michael Cox breaks down the tactical side of Team USA’s win over Ghana.
- Costa Rica came from behind to beat Uruguay 3-1.
- Chris Greenberg wrote for the Huffington Post about how Joel Campbell stole the show in the Costa Rica-Uruguay game.
- Michael Caley wrote for the Washington Post about how the Netherlands upset Spain.
- Marcus Christenson from the Guardian lays out his takeaways from the England-Italy match.
- Bobby Warshaw breaks down the turning point in the England-Italy match for Fusion Soccer.
- A recent knee surgery ruled Luis Suárez out of Uruguay’s opening match, but he could be back for its second game.
- Wright Thompson wrote a superb profile of Luis Suárez for ESPN.com
- Mario Balotelli shows off a slightly self-centered Panini sticker album.
Podcast production and edit by Ryan Catanese.
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