A Kick In The Grass

Dan Riccio and Jeff Blair discuss the biggest matches and most significant news in international and club soccer. They are joined by guests from around the globe for insight into what is happening on the ground in Europe, the Americas and anywhere else stories develop.

Recent Episodes
Feb. 22: Pele as You've Never Seen Him
Feb 22, 2021
Feb 22, 2021
Feb. 22: Pele as You've Never Seen Him

A new documentary, ‘Pelé’, will debut on Netflix February 23rd. Dan & Jeff speak with the directors David Tryhorn and Ben Nicholas to discuss their film on the legendary footballer (34:33). Also, Canadian international and President of the PFA Canada, Marcel de Jong, joins the show as well to discuss the initiatives they will be pushing for in discussions with the CPL (48:55).

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Feb 15, 2021
Bundesliga check-in with Derek Rae

Manchester City tighten their hold atop the Premier League standings. In Serie A, Inter Milan is in first thanks to Romelu Lukaku. Derek Rae, ESPN's lead Bundesliga commentator, joins us to review the recent action in the German league.

This episode is produced by Derrick Brandao and hosted by Dan Riccio and Jeff Blair.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

Feb 8, 2021
TFC's homegrown product Liam Fraser

Dan and Jeff discuss Manchester City finally winning at Anfield, and how it's now their title to lose. The duo also look at Lille OSC's red-hot Jonathan David. Toronto FC's Liam Fraser joins the show to talk about growing up in MLS and the next step he hopes to take.

This episode is produced by Derrick Brandao and hosted by Dan Riccio and Jeff Blair.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.

Feb 1, 2021
MLS Labour talks and Bundesliga's Matthew Durrans

Dan and Jeff take a look into the MLS labour situation with Steven Goff of The Washington Post. Plus, we talk to Matthew Durrans, a Canadian who moved to Germany when he was 14 and now plays for 1860 Munich.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

Jan 25, 2021
Chelsea parts ways with Lampard

Dan and Jeff react to the news of Chelsea sacking Frank Lampard. What led to this? Dominic Fifield of The Athletic gives a closer look at how the relationship with Lampard and the club had deteriorated.

This episode is produced by Derrick Brandao and hosted by Dan Riccio and Jeff Blair.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.