KYW’s Greg Orlandini and Philly Soccer Page writer Eli Pearlman-Storch have a special guest this week on the KYW Philly Soccer Show.
One of the top soccer writers in America, Grant Wahl, senior writer with Sports Illustrated and onetime FIFA presidential candidate joins the program to his insight into the game.
Following the US victory over Canada in the opening round of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, in part one of the pod, Greg, Eli, and Grant look at the US National team and talk about the team’s roster and their likely showdown with rivals Mexico later in the tournament.
In part two, the discussion turns to MLS and Union. Grant also discusses his candidacy for president of FIFA president. Grant’s run helped raise awareness about some of the problems plaguing the game’s governing body, including allegations of corruption and the lack of transparency at FIFA.
In part three, Greg and Eli break down the Union’s hard-fought draw against the Colorado Rapids.
In part four, Greg and Eli look at the upcoming MLS transfer window, preview this Saturday’s Union match against Real Salt Lake, and find out where former Union defender Michael Orozco Fiscal has been hiding.