Crossing Broad FC: A Soccer Podcast

CrossingBroad.com’s international soccer podcast recapping games and discussing storylines related to UEFA Champions League, World Football, EPL, La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A, Ligue 1, and MLS. Co-hosted by Russell Joy and Crossing Broad contributor and former featured columnist on Manchester City and World football for BleacherReport Report Phil Keidel. New episodes post Saturday mornings by 6:00 AM.

Sports
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Week 1 EPL Prop Bets
Phil and Russ take a look at Week 1 value in the EPL, walk you through the various props and how to bet on the EPL at FanDuel Sportsbook and SugarHouse Sportsbook. Please subscribe to the show ([Apple Podcasts] [Spotify] [Google Play] [iHeartRadio] [Stitcher] [RSS]), leave a 5 star review, and follow us on Twitter: @PhilKeidel @JoyOnBroad Check out the other shows on the Crossing Broad Podcast Network including: Crossing Broadcast: A Philly Sports Podcast, Crossed Up: A Phillies Podcast, Snow the Goalie: A Flyers Podcast, It's Always Soccer in Philadelphia, and Broad Lines: Sports Betting Podcast.
15 min
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CBFC's Official EPL Preview and Betting Guide
Phil and Russ preview this season of the EPL, including each team's biggest storyline, outgoing and incoming transfers, and more. Plus, the guys walk you through the various props and how to bet on the EPL at FanDuel Sportsbook and SugarHouse Sportsbook. Please subscribe to the show ([Apple Podcasts] [Spotify] [Google Play] [iHeartRadio] [Stitcher] [RSS]), leave a 5 star review, and follow us on Twitter: @PhilKeidel @JoyOnBroad Check out the other shows on the Crossing Broad Podcast Network including: Crossing Broadcast: A Philly Sports Podcast, Crossed Up: A Phillies Podcast, Snow the Goalie: A Flyers Podcast, It's Always Soccer in Philadelphia, and Broad Lines: Sports Betting Podcast.
89 min
3
European Leagues Wrap-Up, Manchester City's Pot...
Phil and Russ discuss Manchester City's historic domestic treble, their potential Champions League ban, and what it all means for international soccer. The guys then reflect on Bayern's Bundesliga comeback, the race for Champions League positioning in Serie A, Valencia's triumph, Kylian Mbappe's comments about a new challenge, Antoine Griezmann's choice to leave Atletico Madrid, and Gareth Bale's falling out with Real Madrid. Plus, the Philadelphia Union are first in the Eastern Conference, but are they for real? Please subscribe to the show ([iTunes/Apple Podcasts] [Spotify][Google Play] [Stitcher] [RSS]), leave a 5 star review, and follow us on Twitter: @PhilKeidel @JoyOnBroad Check out the other shows on the Crossing Broad Podcast Network including: Crossing Broadcast: A Philly Sports Podcast, Crossed Up: A Phillies Podcast, Snow the Goalie: A Flyers Podcast, and It's Always Soccer in Philadelphia.
57 min
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Champions League Miracles and Premier League Do...
Phil and Russ break down the UEFA Champions League Semifinals, including comebacks from Liverpool and Tottenham. The guys then discuss the incredible finish to the EPL season, the ongoing title race in the Bundesliga, Neymar punching a fan, and the resurgent Philadelphia Union. Please subscribe to the show ([iTunes/Apple Podcasts] [Spotify][Google Play] [Stitcher] [RSS]), leave a 5 star review, and follow us on Twitter: @PhilKeidel @JoyOnBroad Check out the other shows on the Crossing Broad Podcast Network including: Crossing Broadcast: A Philly Sports Podcast, Crossed Up: A Phillies Podcast, Snow the Goalie: A Flyers Podcast, and It's Always Soccer in Philadelphia.
78 min
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CL Semifinals Are Set, Ajax Defying Odds, EPL/B...
Phil and Russ break down the Tottenham/Manchester City, Juventus/Ajax, Manchester United/Barcelona, and Liverpool/Porto fixtures, discuss Ajax's improbable run, the CL's impact on the EPL's race at the top of the table, United's decline, the contested race in the Bundesliga, the Philadelphia Union's great early start, and MLS' plans to expand to 30 teams. Please subscribe to the show ([iTunes] [Google Play] [Stitcher] [RSS]), leave a 5 star review, and follow us on Twitter: @PhilKeidel @JoyOnBroad Check out the other shows on the Crossing Broad Podcast Network including: Crossing Broadcast: A Philly Sports Podcast, Crossed Up: A Phillies Podcast, Snow the Goalie: A Flyers Podcast, and It's Always Soccer in Philadelphia.
77 min
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Champions League Recap, EPL Race, Der Klassiker...
Phil and Russ check in on the EPL, recap a dud of a Klassiker, and discuss Atlético Madrid's disappointing loss to Barcelona. They then recap the first leg of the UEFA Champions League Quarterfinal matchups: Liverpool/Porto, Tottenham/Manchester City, Manchester United/Barcelona, and Juventus/Ajax. Check out the other shows on the Crossing Broad Podcast Network including: Crossing Broadcast: A Philly Sports Podcast, Crossed Up: A Phillies Podcast, Snow the Goalie: A Flyers Podcast, and It's Always Soccer in Philadelphia. Please subscribe to the show ([iTunes] [Google Play] [Stitcher] [RSS]), leave a 5 star review, and follow us on Twitter: @PhilKeidel @JoyOnBroad
70 min
7
UEFA CL Final 8, Zidane's Return, Two Races to ...
Phil and Russ recap the UEFA Champions League Round of 16, preview the Final 8 matchups, the return of Zidane, predict what will happen this summer at PSG with Neymar and Mbappe, and discuss Juventus' runaway season and Barcelona's dominance. The guys also break down the tight races in the EPL and Bundesliga. Check out the other shows on the Crossing Broad Podcast Network including: Crossing Broadcast: A Philly Sports Podcast, Crossed Up: A Phillies Podcast, Snow the Goalie: A Flyers Podcast, and It's Always Soccer in Philadelphia. Please subscribe to the show ([iTunes] [Google Play] [Stitcher] [RSS]), leave a 5 star review, and follow us on Twitter: @PhilKeidel @JoyOnBroad
83 min
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Matchday 14 Recap, USMNT Hires a Manager, Modri...
Phil and Russ recap matchday 14 in the EPL, La Liga, Serie A, the Bundesliga, and UEFA Champions League. The guys then discuss US Soccer's hire of Gregg Berhalter and Luka Modric winning the Ballon D'Or. Check out the other shows on the Crossing Broad Podcast Network including: Crossing Broadcast: A Philly Sports Podcast, Crossed Up: A Phillies Podcast, Snow the Goalie: A Flyers Podcast, and It's Always Soccer in Philadelphia. Please subscribe to the show ([iTunes] [Google Play] [Stitcher] [RSS]), leave a 5 star review, and follow us on Twitter: @PhilKeidel @JoyOnBroad
76 min
9
A Manchester Beatdown, Financial Fair Play, Scu...
Phil and Russ break down the Manchester Derby, Manchester City being investigated for violating financial fair play, VAR coming to the EPL, Richard Scudamore's EPL legacy, Messi's return, Santiago Solari taking over at Real Madrid, Juventus' swagger, and US Soccer reportedly turning down Julen Lopetegui. Check out the other shows on the Crossing Broad Podcast Network including: Crossing Broadcast: A Philly Sports Podcast, Crossed Up: A Phillies Podcast, Snow the Goalie: A Flyers Podcast, and It's Always Soccer in Philadelphia. Please subscribe to the show ([iTunes] [Google Play] [Stitcher] [RSS]), leave a 5 star review, and follow us on Twitter: @PhilKeidel @JoyOnBroad
85 min
10
CBFC is Back!
Phil and Russ explain their extended absence and react to the Philadelphia Union's playoff elimination, Jim Curtin's tactics, and the team's future going forward. They then break down what's gone wrong with Real Madrid, Barcelona's form without Messi, Borussia Dortmund's unbeaten run, whether Bayern München has the ability to reclaim the top spot in the Bundesliga, Manchester City's great start, the talent gap in the EPL, Cristiano Ronaldo leading Juventus, and Gonzalo Higuain's unceremonious departure. The guys finish up with some TV rights discussion including the alleged piracy of league games by the Saudi network beoutQ, Bein Sports being dropped by Comcast and DirecTV, B/R Live's app, and ESPN+ takeaways. Plus, Twitter questions! Check out the other shows on the Crossing Broad Podcast Network including: Crossing Broadcast: A Philly Sports Podcast, Crossed Up: A Phillies Podcast, Snow the Goalie: A Flyers Podcast, and It's Always Soccer in Philadelphia. Please subscribe to the show ([iTunes] [Google Play] [Stitcher] [RSS]), leave a 5 star review, and follow us on Twitter: @PhilKeidel @JoyOnBroad
82 min
11
World Cup Knockout Stage Recap and Quarterfinal...
Phil and Russ recap the knockout stage matches and preview the quarterfinal matchups. Please subscribe to the show ([iTunes] [Google Play] [Stitcher] [RSS]), leave a 5 star review, and follow us on Twitter: @PhilKeidel@JoyOnBroad
47 min
12
The CBFC Knockout Stage Preview
Phil and Russ recap the storylines from group play and preview the knockout stage bracket. Please subscribe to the show ([iTunes] [Google Play] [Stitcher] [RSS]), leave a 5 star review, and follow us on Twitter: @PhilKeidel@JoyOnBroad
61 min
13
Matchday 2 Recap and Previewing Matchday 3
Phil and Russ recap the 16 matches of WC Matchday 2, preview Matchday 3, and look forward to already established knockout round matchups. Please subscribe to the show ([iTunes] [Google Play] [Stitcher] [RSS]), leave a 5 star review, and follow us on Twitter: @PhilKeidel @JoyOnBroad
51 min
14
Recap: Matchday 1 of the World Cup
Phil and Russ recap the first 16 games of the World Cup (Matchday 1) and discuss the early returns of VAR and how it has affected the World Cup thus far: (1:30) Group A - “The Big Red Machine”  (13:45) Group B - “Ronaldo v. Spain lives up to the hype” (24:50) Group C - “French Follies” (32:00) Group D - “Winter is Coming” (48:10) Group E - “Brazilian Bewilderment” (1:00:40) Group F - “El Tri stuns Die Mannschaft” (1:11:45) Group G - “Harry Kane’s Heroics” (1:18:00) Group H - “Strange Things Happen” (1:27:00) VAR Please subscribe to the show ([iTunes] [Google Play] [Stitcher] [RSS]), leave a 5 star review, and follow us on Twitter: @PhilKeidel @JoyOnBroad
91 min
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The CBFC World Cup Preview Show
Phil and Russ break down:(1:00) Examining the World Cup field and FIFA rankings(5:30) World Cup programming note(6:00) Is there any sporting event better than the World Cup?(11:00) Group A “The home team and VAR”(15:00) Group B “Firing Spain’s manager two days before the WC”(22:00) Group C “Can France take advantage of their talent?”(28:00) Group D “Messi’s legacy”(45:00) Group E “Overcoming 1-7”(48:00) Group F “The Group of Death”(57:00) Group G “Three lions and a former dark horse”(1:06:00) Group H “Why’s Japan here?”(1:18:00) Recapping our Group Stage picks(1:22:00) The Unified bid from the U.S., Canada, and MexicoPlease subscribe to the show ([iTunes] [Google Play] [Stitcher] [RSS]), leave a 5 star review, and follow us on Twitter: @PhilKeidel @JoyOnBroad
89 min
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The Real Threepeat, Moving Managers, Questionab...
Phil and Russ discuss:Champions League Final recap (0:30)Sergio Ramos' tackle on Salah (3:30)Loris Karius’ blunders (6:30)Russ’ prophecy came true (10:30)Ronaldo and Bale make questionable comments (14:30)Should Real Madrid sell CR7 and Bale? (16:30)Possible replacements for Zidane at Real Madrid (25:30)Could Jürgen Klopp leave Liverpool? (29:00)Fulham’s promotion (39:00)Lewandowski wants out of Bayern (44:00)USMNT friendlies (46:00)Mexico’s disappointing result vs. Scotland (50:00)Terrible officiating in Atlanta United v. Philadelphia Union (1:00:00)Please subscribe to the show, leave a 5 star review, and follow us on Twitter: @PhilKeidel @JoyOnBroad
66 min
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Moving Up and Moving On
Phil and Russ discuss:Previewing the Champion’s League Final (1:00)Phil and Russ give their Starting XI predictions (3:00)Zidane’s tactics (7:00)Ronaldo/Bale (10:00)FA Cup Final (16:00)Playing for Mourinho/Klopp (22:00)Bundesliga Promotion/Relegation Playoff (26:00)English Championship Playoff (32:00)Emery to Arsenal, Pellegrini to West Ham (37:00)Vardy to Atlético, Mahrez to City, Buffon to PSG, Lewandowski to Chelsea? (41:00)The Brandi Chastain plaque (54:30)Zlatan’s slap (57:00)MLS introducing YTF (59:00)Alexi Lalas on El Tri (1:02:00)Please subscribe to the show, leave a 5 star review, and follow us on Twitter: @PhilKeidel @JoyOnBroad
72 min
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Clinching the League, Moving On, Getting Relegated
Phil and Russ discuss:Manchester City clinches a 100 point season (0:00)Barcelona’s unbeaten streak ends (2:30)El Clásico (10:00)Gareth Bale’s resurgence (14:30)Neymar to Real Madrid? (18:30)Ronaldo’s ego (24:00)Juventus clinches their 7th straight Scudetto (28:00)European Super League? (30:00)City and United finish Top 2 (35:00)EPL roundup (38:30)Managerial questions (40:00)English Championship playoffs (43:00)Bundesliga’s 3rd/4th/5th deadlock (48:30)Hamburg’s relegation and implications (51:00)Wayne Rooney to DC United (1:00:00)Bruce Arena (1:05:00)iTunes review (1:07:30)Please subscribe to the show, leave a 5 star review, and follow us on Twitter: @PhilKeidel @JoyOnBroad
70 min
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CL Final is Set, Serie A Letdown, Wenger's Disa...
Phil and Russ discuss:Real Madrid v. Bayern Munich (1:00)Roma v. Liverpool (15:00)To VAR or not to VAR in Champions League (27:00)Serie A letdown (34:00)Mo Salah’s antics (40:00)United’s awkward ceremony for Wenger (46:00)Brighton avoids relegation (49:00)Ligue 1 honors a suspended ref with a prestigious award (53:00)Steven Gerrard to manage Rangers (59:00)iTunes review (1:06:00)Please subscribe to the show, leave a 5 star review, and follow us on Twitter: @PhilKeidel @JoyOnBroad
67 min
20
Champions League Semi-Final, Serie A Battle, We...
Phil and Russ discuss:Liverpool v. Roma (1:00)Mohamed Salah (8:00)Bayern v. Real Madrid (16:00)The Battle for the Series A crown (29:00)Mourinho to Juventus? (37:00)FA Cup recap and preview of the final (40:30)The FA’s Harry Kane tweet (43:00)Pochettino’s standing and Tottenham’s chances in the EPL (45:00)Arsene Wenger’s departure (49:00)Wenger’s future destination and his replacement at Arsenal (52:30)Arsenal v. Atletico Madrid (59:00)Wenger to PSG? (1:01:00)Toronto v. Chivas (1:02:00) Phil's Top 5 Athletes Who Would've Scored Bradley's Penalty (1:03:30)Please subscribe to the show, leave a 5 star review, and follow us on Twitter: @PhilKeidel @JoyOnBroad
68 min
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UEFA CL Semi-Final Draw, Mourinho's Humility, C...
Phil and Russ discuss:Champions League semifinal draw (1:00)Did Real benefit from drawing Bayern? (3:30)Could Liverpool shock the world? (8:00)Serie A: Juve v. Napoli (20:00)EPL: City clinches the league (22:30)Mourinho goes on another rant (25:30)Is United an attractive destination? (30:00)Harry Kane’s odd declaration (34:30)La Liga: Atletico and Real jockeying for 2nd (37:00)Bundesliga: Bayern make a surprising hire (41:00)Ligue 1: Runaways (46:00)CONCACAF Champions League: Toronto’s chances v. Chivas (46:30)International Champions Cup matchups (50:30)Zlatan and the Swedish National Team (53:00)ESPN FC update (55:30)iTunes Review (1:00:00)Champions League predictions (1:02:00)Please subscribe to the show, leave a 5 star review, and follow us on Twitter: @PhilKeidel @JoyOnBroad
62 min
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Shocking the World, Getting Ejected, Mismanagin...
Phil and Russ discuss:Roma v. Barca (2:00)Barca’s over reliance on Messi (14:00)Messi’s potentially disastrous 2018 year (17:00)Real Madrid v. Juventus (25:00)Buffon’s blowup (39:00)What was Sergio Ramos thinking? (43:00)Disappointed that only one champion remains? (48:00)City v. Liverpool (58:00)Manchester Derby (1:05:00)Pep’s mismanagement of Aguero (1:09:00)Bayern v. Sevilla (1:17:00)NYRB v. Chivas (1:24:00)Club America v. Toronto (1:25:00)Bradley and Altidore (1:27:00)ESPN FC to ESPN+ (1:31:00)Twitter Questions (1:35:00)Please subscribe to the show, leave a 5 star review, and follow us on Twitter: @PhilKeidel @JoyOnBroad
100 min
23
Champions League Recap, Zlatan Conquers MLS, A ...
Phil and Russ discuss:Juventus v. Real Madrid (3:00)Ronaldo’s humility (8:00)The Ronaldo sculptor (12:00)Liverpool v. Manchester City (20:00)Guardiola (27:00)Klopp (31:00)The preferred matchups for the CL semifinals (44:00)Rumored interviews for US Soccer GM (53:00)Chelsea’s downward spiral (1:00:00)EPL roundup (1:02:00)Der Klassiker (1:04:00)Saving Christian Pulisic (1:06:30)Zlatan conquers MLS (1:12:00)CONCACAF Champions League (1:27:00)Alexi Lalas’ El Tri spot (1:33:00)Please subscribe to the show, leave a 5 star review, and follow us on Twitter: @PhilKeidel @JoyOnBroad  
103 min
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CBFC Ep. #2 "International Break, Zlatan to MLS...
Phil and Russ are joined by former Philadelphia Union beat writer Kevin Kinkead to discuss:Feelings on the international break (1:40)The negative impact of the international break on domestic leagues (2:35)How much time players need to jell (4:30)The USMNT/Jonathan Gonzalez debacle: Part 1 (6:10)USSF's inability to identify raw talent from inner cities (7:30)The financial implications of playing competitively (9:30)Zlatan Ibrahimovic's signing with LA Galaxy (12:25)LAFC v. LA Galaxy stadium disparity (18:00)DC United's stadium issues (20:00)Zlatan's signing v. MLS retirement stigma (21:30)USA v. Paraguay (27:00)The USMNT/Jonathan Gonzalez debacle: Part 2 (29:30)Spain v. Argentina (35:45)South American teams in the World Cup (38:00)England v. Italy (42:00)Mbappe & Pogba's redemption game (45:00) Chelsea v. Tottenham (45:50)The job Rafa Benitez has done at Newcastle United (48:00)West Ham United v. Southampton (48:50)La Liga preview (51:10)Napoli and Juventus battling for first in Serie A (53:00)A meaningless "Der Klassiker" and Bayern's inevitable Bundesliga title (54:50)Please subscribe to the show, leave a 5 star review, and follow us on Twitter: @PhilKeidel @JoyOnBroad
59 min
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UEFA Champions League Draw, Managing from the S...
On the first full episode of Crossing Broad FC, Phil and Russ discuss:Phil's preferred matchup for city (4:30)Bayern v. Sevilla & Barcelona v. Roma (8:40)Real Madrid v. Juventus (12:45)Where should Allegri go? (16:00)PSG’s woes (20:00)Jose Mourinho’s implosion (22:40)Managing in Sir Alex Ferguson’s shadow (31:00)Sixth place round robin (37:00)Reviewing David Moyes’ contract with Manchester United (38:30)CONCACAF Champions League v. MLS (41:30)MLS achievement gap (43:00)Please subscribe to the show, leave a 5 star review, and follow us on Twitter: @PhilKeidel @JoyOnBroad
55 min
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Welcome to Crossing Broad FC
In this introductory episode, Phil and Russ provide some insight into their experience with the beautiful game and a fashion faux pas that everyone should avoid. Please subscribe to the show, leave a 5 star review, and follow us on Twitter: @PhilKeidel @JoyOnBroad
4 min