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FUV FC - February 20: A Winter World Cup

by Kris Venezia, Martin McCormack, Aniello Devita
World Cup.

Choo Yut Shing, Flickr

FIFA has announced plans to hold the 2022 World Cup in the colder months because of the hot Qatar summer heat. The announcement has drawn speculation from many leagues around the world (especially in Europe) as to how the domestic leagues will rearrange their schedules. The crew discusses the possibility of a World Cup in November and December. The gang also reflects on the first four games of the Champions League round of 16 and upcoming matches this week. 

February 6: FUV FC - Derby Saturday

by Kris Venezia, Martin McCormack, Aniello Devita
Everton.

Airviews Photography, Flickr

It's a great weekend for soccer fans, and if you are willing to sit on a couch for six-plus hours, park your butt on the couch this Saturday. Arsenal squares off against Tottenham, then Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid clash and finally, Liverpool versus Everton should be exciting as Steven Gerrard plays in his last Merseyside derby. The crew breaks down all three of those games and gives their predictions of who has the upper hand. Finally, the gang looks at the USMNT ahead of its match-up with Panama on Sunday. 

January 30: FUV FC - Transfer Window Coming to a Close

by Kris Venezia, Aniello Devita, Martin McCormack
handshake.

Flazingo Photos, Flickr

The crew talks a lot of transfer window with moves being made left and right before the deadline. Europe isn't the only spot with hot transfer action, as the New York Red Bulls have inked a USMNT player. Finally, we talk games of the week with Manchester City and Chelsea being the match we're most excited for, but Martin points out that there is another match in Germany between two quality sides. 

January 16: FUV FC - Winter Transfer Window

by Kris Venezia, Martin McCormack, Aniello Devita
Fernando Torres.

Saw, Flickr 

A few more USMNT players have returned to the domestic league, with Jozy Altidore coming to Toronto FC in a swap with Jermaine Defoe, and Mix Diskerud coming to the newly formed NYCFC. The crew also discusses the big moves in Europe, including Wilfried Bony going to Manchester City and Fernando Torres returning home to Atletico Madrid. Finally, as usual, we pick out our match of the weekend in what is a fairly mundane weekend of soccer (aside from Manchester City and Arsenal). 

January 2 - FUV FC: Champions League Discussion with Leander Schaerlaeckens

by Kris Venezia, Martin McCormack
Manchester City sign.

Johnny Vulkan, Flickr

The crew welcomes Leander Schaerlaeckens to the show and he gives his insight on the UEFA Champions League. He gives his take on what teams are the favorites and previews some of the exciting matchups coming up in February. We also ask him which managers have pressure to advance past the round of 16 in this year's tournament. 

December 19: FUV FC - Champions League Draw

by Kris Venezia, Martin McCormack, Aniello Devita
Ronaldo.

Nathan Congleton, Flickr

There are a lot of exciting matchups coming in February with the round of sixteen. The crew takes a look at Barcelona v. Manchester City and Chelsea v. PSG and gives their take on who they think is going to win. There is also a discussion on the English Premiere League, and Kris tries to make a case for why Manchester United could sneak into the top two comes May. Finally, everyone picks the game they are most excited for this weekend. 

December 12: FUV FC - Champions League Roundup

by Kris Venezia, Aniello Devita, Martin McCormack
Bale.

Nathan Congleton, Flickr 

The group stage has come to a conclusion, so the guys look back at some of the surprises and many of the not-so surprising aspects of the opening round. Kris whines about his Roma side falling to Manchester City, while Martin gloats about his Bayern Munich easily advancing. The three also look ahead to who they want to see go up against each other in the round of 16.