Category: Sports:Soccer

A deep dive into international soccer around North America, Central America and the Caribbean. Get to know the nations of Concacaf and learn about the soccer, countries and cultures that make up world soccer’s most interesting confederation. Hosted by Eric Schmitz, Donald Wine and Jonathan Slape.

September 29, 2022

#18 - French Guiana

Our latest CONCACAF LASER FOCUS is CONCACAF LASER FOCUS-ing on South America as the crew talks about French Guiana. While not a FIFA member, or in North America, or Central America, or the Caribbean, they are authentically Concacaf. We talk about the nation and France international legend Florent Malouda before Eric tries his hand at REAL TEAM OR FAKE TEAM (32:05).

September 15, 2022

SPECIAL EDITION: CONCAKIT - The kits of Concacaf

That's right, a whole episode about kits. The guys got together talk about the aesthetics of our beloved Concacaf region, the variety of suppliers, our favorite Concakits (12:03) and took a moment to discuss the hotly debated new USMNT kits that have leaked before their release this week. Then we talk about the nations that need to step their game up (37:18) and that means you, Canada.

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August 18, 2022


The guys check in with some brief updates around Concacaf, including a team heading to the King's Cup in Thailand next month and Adidas signing a big kit deal. The main topic is your questions with a POSTCARDS TO THE POD segment that includes questions submitted from our dear Patrons and we ask ourselves some questions too for some reason.

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August 3, 2022

#17 - Haiti

This episode's CONCACAF LASER FOCUS is discussing Haiti, with Donald and Eric talking about Les Grenadiers and the Haitian nation. After discussing some of the nation's struggles, including the recent coverage of the FHF-FIFA scandal, Jonathan joins us for another rousing bout of REAL TEAM OR FAKE TEAM (34:51).

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July 20, 2022

NEWSDESK: Concacaf W Championship & U-20 Recap

The United States keeps winning all the tournaments. The WOC squad reviews the 2022 Concacaf W Championship and the Concacaf U-20 Championship to discuss the teams headed to World Cups and the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris. Also included is a crucial SCOREBOARD WATCH update and a debate about whether it's good for Concacaf to have the USA winning everything lately.

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June 22, 2022

NEWSDESK: Concacaf Nations League Update

The grandest soccer competition of them all made its glorious return in June, and the guys sit down to talk about everything that happened so far in Concacaf Nations League. A recap of the standings throughout the leagues, who has clinched what, and presenting our TOP TENCACAF list of the ten most ridiculous things we saw this month.

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May 31, 2022

NEWSDESK: Concacaf Nations League Preview (June 2022)

Donald and Eric bring you an extensive Concacaf Nations League preview from the NEWSDESK as the greatest tournament on the planet returns on June 2nd. Every league, every team, from League A to League C and from Anguilla to the U.S. Virgin Islands. An update on every single team before the action kicks off. Plus, a JACK WARNER UPDATE.

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May 17, 2022

#16 - Costa Rica (featuring Eddie of @CRCFutbol)

Donald and Eric head to Costa Rica for this edition of CONCACAF LASER FOCUS (2:21) to discuss that "Pura Vida" and our experiences there. Then we're joined by Eddie, who runs @CRCFutbol on Twitter for our LET'S GET A BUCKET (26:06) to talk Los Ticos, the end of the domestic season in Costa Rica and the upcoming playoff against New Zealand. On REAL TEAM OR FAKE TEAM (59:50) we have Donald making some more history trying to recover from last week.

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April 22, 2022

NEWSDESK: Concacaf W, Champions League & more

A new update from the NEWSDESK as the crew recaps Concacaf W Championship qualification and the draw for this summer's tournament. The latest on Concacaf Champions League and the 2022 Caribbean Club Shield are included before some listener questions on POSTCARDS TO THE POD.

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April 6, 2022

NEWSDESK: World Cup Qualifying & World Cup Draw Recap

The NEWSDESK is back as the crew wraps up Concacaf World Cup Qualifying, recapping March's concluding window and the final results. The travelers talk about visiting Estadio Azteca, Orlando and San Jose for the final matches, and Donald tells us about his trip to Qatar as the group reviews the FIFA World Cup Draw.

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