The Double Pivot: Soccer analysis, an...
Soccer analysis, analytics, and commentary with hosts Mike Goodman and Michael Caley
The managerial carousel is spinning, and revisi...
Breaking down the fit of the new faces at the helm of noteworthy clubs.
60 min
Teaser: Ted Knutsen Interview
2 min
Europa and F.A. Cup Final previews
Four very weird teams battle for two trophies.
56 min
Teaser: Subscriber mailbag
1 min
How Spurs and Liverpool stumbled to the finish ...
Plus, if Chelsea comes up short, how does the future look at Stamford Bridge?
58 min
Teaser: Exciting CL clashes to chase away those...
We have our two European finals, but we didn't get the same kind of shows to set them up.
1 min
Takes Across Europe
58 min
Teaser: So much Europe
1 min
Spurs are frauds, but at least Serie A just got...
Was the F.A. Cup semifinal loss another defining moment in a dying era for Tottenham Hotspur?
59 min
Teaser: FA Cup Preview
1 min
Is the relegation battle in the Premier League ...
It would take an epic combination of a run and collapse — but it's possible.
56 min
Teaser: Sevilla-Bayern and three others games
Champions League got good, we got into it
1 min
Failurepod: City and Barcelona
City and Barcelona are title winners and today they're losers. What's it all mean?
58 min
Teaser: Champions League Pep Talk
2 min
The Premier League is good and the Bundesliga I...
yeah you heard us
60 min
Explaining xGChain, evaluating defensive midfie...
This week's episode is all about the listeners, and features a special announcement to kick things off.
68 min
International Breakdown
no really we talk about international football
59 min
Is it time to question whether Mourinho's style...
It's everybody's favorite manic game of analysis. It's all the rage.
59 min
The Triumph of Basic Football (and also Juventus)
Barca-Atleti, Barca-Chelsea, and ugh Spurs-Juventus
41 min
Parsing through an extremely deep relegation ba...
Just 12 points separate the bottom 10 teams in England's top flight.
81 min
It's raining tennis balls in the Bundesliga!
Checking in on the Top 4 race in Germany and breaking down Chelsea vs. Barcelona.
72 min
The chaos that was Juve vs. Spurs, and a big pi...
Controversial calls, a crazy atmosphere and...the end of Juve's run?
63 min
Recapping Liverpool vs. Spurs by talking about ...
Why talk about two exciting clubs when you can instead talk about the interpretation of rules?
47 min
Examining the transfer window on the eve of it ...
Which moves have made sense, which haven't and which still could.
57 min
Advanced Studies in Wrongness
The Crisis Conch Blows for the Double Pivot
52 min
Return of the crisis conch: Chelsea, Arsenal an...
With previous conch holders now in calmer waters, it's time to examine their somewhat teetering compatriots.
55 min
Celebrating an oddly exciting January transfer ...
Coutinho, VVD, Alexis and MYSTERY PLAYERS.
62 min
Is there a right way to be a fan?
A Twitter debate revolving around soccer fandom spills over into this week's podcast.
64 min
Shouldn't Manchester United be better, and will...
Jose Mourinho's got excuses, but is anyone buying them?
60 min
The Champions League draw, the crisis conch and...
61 min
The Champions League final 16 are set, so who's...
Coming to you from New York, it's two Mikes sitting around a kitchen table, talking soccer.
60 min
Understanding why Burnley don't break expected ...
Sean Dyche's squad seems to possess a black magic that confuses the computers, sort of.
60 min
The Champions League is boring right now, so le...
Deep dives on the North London derby and Manchester City's tactics.
48 min
Who's the seventh-best team in the Premier League?
Also, how'd all those assessments last week of the Bundesliga work out?
49 min
Is there something wrong with Dortmund and Real...
The two Mikes take a break from Premier League talk to take a look around the rest of Europe.
64 min
Spurs rejoice while the two Merseyside clubs ar...
Things are looking up for Tottenham Hotspur while the two clubs in Liverpool hyperventilate.
62 min
Previewing Liverpool vs. Spurs and worrying abo...
Few managers are as much fun to watch match wits as Klopp and Pochettino, so buckle up.
63 min
Everything is the worst, but can it be fixed?
It took a lot of crazy things to happen for the USMNT to miss the World Cup, but here we are. What's next?
57 min
How injuries may end up affecting the Premier L...
Plus, you know, more about whether Liverpool should be panicking after another weird performance.
58 min
Talking Juventus, Real Madrid and Arsenal with ...
When all of your favorite teams are this interesting, there is no shortage of talking points.
55 min
Everton's mess, the Manchester title race and L...
Checking in on league narratives that seem to change with every result thus far in the young season.
49 min
Palace does a very Palace thing, what we learne...
Also, Spurs looked different and it made all the difference against Dortmund.
58 min
Discussing Arsenal, FIFA, doping & more with Aa...
Can a parallel be drawn between Arsene Wenger and the Simpsons? Is FIFA bad? Was Job a nihilist? This podcast has it all.
68 min
What the heck happened with the current transfe...
All that money from Qatar sure has made a mess.
55 min
Tottenham Hotspur's Serge Aurier problem
The two Mikes get serious about a transfer rumor before turning to two of the weekend's key EPL matches.
50 min
Did the opening fixtures confirm your EPL top 7...
Snap judgments after one week in England, plus speculating on the 2017-18 title races elsewhere in Europe.
61 min
EPL Preview Part 2: The Double Pivot Preseason ...
We're kicking off the 2017-18 season with a two-part blowout preview!
57 min
EPL Preview Part 1: Where will every club finish?
We're kicking off the 2017-18 season with a two-part blowout preview!
68 min
Is this Neymar deal for real? Plus, what the Pr...
Will PSG become a Champions League favorite with his addition, and what the heck will Barcelona do?
59 min
Who's ready for more mailbag? Because we've got...
From Giroud's underrated-ness to the future of sports on TV, our listeners ask the best questions.
65 min
Summer Transfer Mailbag!
The two Mikes take your transfer questions, turn them into larger questions, and then get back to the point.
60 min
Extreme nerding out over expected goals
With good soccer options limited, it's time to do an analytics deep dive.
58 min
Reconciling love for the game with the complica...
Plus, a quick recap of the USMNT-Mexico draw at the Azteca.
52 min
A closer look at where the USMNT stands in WC q...
Bruce Arena has fixed everything, right? RIGHT?
60 min
Real Madrid won the Champions League, and thus ...
Also, that Sergio Ramos guy is a good sport.
64 min
Previewing the Europa League final with Priya R...
The two Mikes chat with the Ajax expert ahead of Wednesday's clash with Manchester United.
57 min
The worst predictions the Double Pivot made thi...
When it comes to analytics, there are two kinds of wrong. We'll explain.
58 min
Who is the worst player getting minutes on a To...
The two Mikes answer more listener questions than ever before because, quite simply, their listeners are awesome.
62 min
The Champions League semifinals are suddenly bo...
Since teams don't come back from big deficits in the Champions League, there's nothing to talk about, right?
54 min
Breaking down huge matches in Manchester and Ma...
Two showdowns. Only one delivered.
61 min
Have Monaco proven they're good enough to win t...
Plus, the magic of the F.A. Cup! No, seriously!
54 min
The fine margins exposed by this week's Champio...
One red card may have decided whether Bayern or Real Madrid has a successful season.
54 min
The top 4 race tightens, but has anything changed?
Chelsea has a stranglehold on first, Spurs are quietly secure, and Liverpool and Arsenal are confusing.
65 min
Pulisic or Dele Alli? It's mailbag time!
In the first of two Double Pivots this week, the Two Mikes answer listener questions.
53 min
Hot takes! Come and get 'em!
The Two Mikes had extremely controversial opinions (not really) that set Twitter ablaze.
59 min
Declining to analyze the chaos that happened in...
Sometimes, there's no analysis to be made. Barca vs. PSG fits the bill.
57 min
Examining Liverpool's bizarre record vs. good a...
The numbers paint an interesting story about the Reds' weird variance.
54 min
The MAGIC of the League Cup and a short trip to...
Michael invites Ben Daniels on the pod to talk Barcelona, Southampton and Atalanta
62 min
Leicester City's fall from grace and the relega...
What the heck happened to the Foxes? A look at the fight for Premier League survival.
60 min
Why Alexis is like the Spartan general Brasidas...
Examining the aftermath of Barcelona, Spurs and Arsenal all suffering (mostly) uncharacteristic defeats.
63 min
Which Premier League results revealed the most?...
Who's in more trouble: Manchester United or Arsenal?
62 min
The beautiful chaos that was City vs. Spurs
Manchester City finally went all-out in attack, and it was a chore for Spurs to contain.
61 min
Premier League: To buy, or not to buy?
As the top of the table tightens up, do certain clubs need to make changes now to not lose their shot at the top of the pack?
54 min
Breaking down Spurs-Chelsea and examining City'...
Sometimes when two great teams meet, the match lives up to the hype.
61 min
Samir Nasri's Twitter mess, Bob Bradley's sacki...
Breaking down the football gossip world's biggest story since whatever weird thing Balotelli last did.
56 min
Can anyone catch Chelsea? What the numbers say
Antonio Conte's group has a massive lead, Arsenal's Ozil problem, and the thing holding Southampton back.
68 min
How exactly do analytics work when it comes to ...
When numbers and defense collide, things get complicated.
54 min
Real Madrid, where tactics are overrated
The world's greatest mediocre squad? It'll make sense when the two Mikes explain it.
61 min
Who will win the Premier League's race to the b...
The lower third of the table is still pretty crowded – who will escape?
66 min
Adventures in the Bundesliga, or why everyone h...
The two Mikes pull the German curtain back a bit with Kirsten Schlewitz of Unusual Efforts.
48 min
The Best of La Liga and the Worst of USMNT
The axes have been sharpening to oust Jurgen Klinnsman, and a 4-0 result against Costa Rica didn't help.
58 min
Gab Marcotti on analytics in football media
How the rise of analytics has changed how the sport is covered
66 min
Breaking down four strikers, plus the "father o...
Deep dives on Ibra, Vardy, Lukaku, and Kane
69 min
How the Premier League title race is shaking up
A closer examination of the six clubs in the hunt
68 min
Two very different Manchester vs. Merseyside cl...
Two draws were received very differently this week. The two Mikes take a longer look at the scoreless draw at Anfield (sorry in advance), and then flip to the 1-1 result at the Etihad. They examine a few questions along the way. Can this United team wi...
55 min
Life cycles and time horizons
During a riveting international break, the two Mikes desperately search for something else to talk about, and land on the windows of opportunity in front of four premier league clubs. How badly do Manchester City need a fullback? Does Liverpool need a ...
58 min
Spurs stun City, Barca in crisis and Bob Bradle...
Tottenham Hotspur played a slightly different style against Manchester City, and it totally freaking worked. The two Mikes discuss whether the outcome outlined the ways in which City are vulnerable, revisit the idea that Barcelona might possibly be in ...
55 min
Introducing The Goalmouth, Howler’s newest podc...
The Goalmouth is a new, 5-minute podcast that will show up on your phone by 7 a.m. EST every weekday morning so you can hear the latest soccer news and nonsense on your commute. In collaboration with the Total Soccer Show and Dirty Tackle. For more inf...
1 min
True injury impact and re-evaluating some hot t...
How much will injuries to Messi and Harry Kane affect Barcelona and Tottenham Hotspur, respectively? The two Mikes dive into the numbers, and then re-examine their preseason assessments of four English clubs: Manchester United, Chelsea, West Ham and St...
57 min
Taking stock of the Premier League's Top 6
After four matches, the two Mikes assess whether their preseason predictions are playing out as they expected. Is Manchester City's terrifying attack enough to overcome issues at the back? Yes, Chelsea looks fantastic, but there are some problems. Spea...
73 min
Expected Goals Extravaganza
This episode answers the age old question: Is football played on spreadsheets? In the heart of the international break, the two Mikes take the extra time to dive deep into everything you could ever possibly want to know about expected goals, and then t...
72 min
Pressing Matters
There's more to pressing than the idea itself.
70 min
Should we be more worried about these English t...
The two Mikes provide the hottest of takes regarding a certain Barcelona star's bleached quaff, but also marvel at how good Barcelona looks in spite of its best player's hair. A bit farther north, Manchester City and Liverpool put in some eyebrow-raisi...
57 min
What we absolutely did not learn from Week 1 of...
You might think you can learn a lot about a team by watching them play for 90 minutes, but when those are the first 90 minutes of the season, all bets are off. The two Mikes review the most interesting results from the Barclay's Premier League opening ...
60 min
Premier League Preview Blowout – Part 2
Get comfortable with life in the middle, as the two Mikes assess the dealings and futures of the "Middle 7" – teams that probably won't win the title, and probably won't get relegated. Much is covered, including: Liverpool’s favorable schedule, Spurs’ ...
67 min
Premier League Preview Blowout – Part 1
The first installment of this preview covers the top 4 (teams with the best shot to win the title), and the bottom 9 (teams that will probably fight relegation). The two Mikes discuss Manchester City’s attacking options, Arsenal’s lack of significant u...
70 min
Transferpalooza 3: The Legend of Florentino's Gold
The upset of the transfer window? The Galacticos (mostly) standing pat.
64 min
Transferpalooza 2, The Paul Pogba-ing
When a transfer fee climbs this high, it affects far more than the two teams involved.
55 min
Transferpalooza! A guide to strategies, styles ...
Do you think the math in the Sadio Mané and the Henrikh Mkhitaryan transfers is a little fuzzy? Are you trying to figure out what the heck Borussia Dortmund and PSG are doing? Ever wonder what's really holding back Liverpool and Everton in the transfer...
64 min
How did Portugal pull that off, exactly?
Why Didier Deschamps probably gets too much blame, and Fernando Santos not enough credit
63 min