Ringer FC

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Description

Ringer soccer fanatics Chris Ryan, Micah Peters, and Ryan O'Hanlon team up to talk all things football. Joined by Ringer staff and guests, they will cover the Premier League, the USMNT, Bundesliga, Champions League, La Liga, Serie A, as well as international soccer ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.


Episode Date
World Cup 2018: Sad Messi and Happy Pogba | Ringer FC (Ep. 39)
00:31:24

The Ringer's Donnie Kwak, Micah Peters, and Ryan O'Hanlon connect to recap Day 8 of the 2018 World Cup. They review Argentina-Croatia, France-Peru, and Denmark-Australia before saying goodbye to the Peruvian national team and proposing a wager on Saturday's Mexico-South Korea match. Then they preview Day 9's slate of matches: Nigeria-Iceland, Brazil-Costa Rica, and Serbia Switzerland.

Jun 21, 2018
World Cup 2018: A Dull Day, but a Better Tomorrow | Ringer FC (Ep. 38)
00:27:44

The Ringer's Donnie Kwak, Ryan O'Hanlon, and Micah Peters recap an ostensibly boring Day 7 of the 2018 World Cup. They review Iran-Spain, Portugal-Morocco, and Uruguay–Saudi Arabia, before saying goodbye to the Saudi Arabian, Moroccan, and Egyptian national teams. Then they discuss some news from England's national team and preview Day 8's slate, including France-Peru, Australia-Denmark, and Argentina-Croatia.

Jun 20, 2018
World Cup 2018: Yes, Russia Is Going to Win It All | Ringer FC (Ep. 37)
00:32:16

The Ringer's Donnie Kwak and Ryan O'Hanlon connect to recap Day 6 of the 2018 World Cup. They review Russia-Egypt, Poland-Senegal, and Japan-Colombia. Then they discuss the unusual number of own-goals in the tournament so far and how VAR can effect the outcome of a match before previewing Day 7's slate of games, including Morocco-Portugal, Uruguay-Saudi Arabia, and Iran-Spain.

Jun 19, 2018
World Cup 2018: Harry Kane Saves England, Plus Previewing Group H | Ringer FC (Ep. 36)
00:31:40

The Ringer's Donnie Kwak and Ryan O'Hanlon review the England-Tunisia match along with Mexico-Germany, Belgium-Panama, and Sweden-Korea before previewing Colombia-Japan.

Jun 18, 2018
World Cup 2018: Spain and Portugal's Instant Classic, Plus Previewing This Weekend’s Games | Ringer FC (Ep. 35)
00:28:19

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan, Ryan O’Hanlon, and Micah Peters react to Spain and Portugal’s instant classic in the group stage before looking ahead to this weekend’s slate.

Jun 15, 2018
World Cup 2018: Reviewing Russia–Saudi Arabia, Previewing Day 2 | Ringer FC (Ep. 34)
00:24:25

The Ringer's Donnie Kwak and Ryan O'Hanlon team up to review the World Cup opener between Russia and Saudi Arabia, which Russia won, 5-0. They also share their thoughts on Fox's broadcast and preview tomorrow's matches: Egypt-Uruguay, Morocco-Iran, and Spain-Portugal.

Jun 14, 2018
World Cup Power Rankings | Ringer FC (Ep. 33)
00:35:22

The Ringer's Chris Ryan, Ryan O'Hanlon, and Micah Peters break down the 10 best teams heading into the 2018 World Cup.

Jun 13, 2018
2018 World Cup Preview and the Inside Story of How the USMNT Missed the Tournament | The Ringer FC (Ep. 32)
00:56:53

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan, Ryan O’Hanlon, Micah Peters, and Donnie Kwak lay out all of their previews and predictions for the 2018 World Cup groups (0:38). Then O’Hanlon connects with writers Andrew Helms and Matt Pentz to discuss their feature reporting why the USMNT didn’t make the 2018 World Cup (36:29).

Jun 06, 2018
What This Season’s Premier League Tells Us About Next Year | Ringer FC (Ep. 31)
00:41:40

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan, Micah Peters, Ryan O’Hanlon, and Donnie Kwak reflect on this year’s EPL season—where Manchester City walked off winning the title with 100 points—before jumping ahead to next season to ask where Man City goes from here and how Arsenal can fix itself. Finally, they discuss the coaching carousel, give out some end-of-season awards, and finish up with Micah's trip to the LAFC-NYCFC match last weekend.

May 15, 2018
Champions League, Champions League, Champions League | The Ringer FC (Ep. 30)
00:46:37

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan, Micah Peters, Ryan O’Hanlon, and Donnie Kwak connect to talk about the UEFA Champions League (2:56) and the fall of Arsenal Football Club and Arsène Wenger (19:33) before finishing up with some Italian soccer talk (35:17).

May 04, 2018
Why Aren't We More Excited About Manchester City? | Ringer FC (Ep. 29)
00:43:38

The Ringer's Chris Ryan, Micah Peters, Ryan O'Hanlon, and Donnie Kwak reunite to discuss why they aren’t that excited about Manchester City winning the Premier League (01:10) and the stickiness that surrounds the Wolverhampton promotion (10:10). Then they talk about Harry Kane betting his daughter’s life on a goal he may or may not have scored (22:05), Gianluigi Buffon’s red card and the reactions that followed (29:10), and Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s World Cup status (40:50).

Apr 16, 2018
Barcelona Blew a 4-1 Lead | Ringer FC (Ep. 28.1)
00:12:23

The Ringer's Ryan O'Hanlon, Micah Peters, and Donnie Kwak call an emergency micro-pod to discuss Barcelona's epic Champions League collapse against Roma and Liverpool's four-goal victory over Manchester City.

Apr 10, 2018
You Asked for Zlatan. We Gave You Zlatan. | Ringer FC (Ep. 28)
00:46:38

The Ringer's Chris Ryan, Micah Peters, Ryan O'Hanlon, and Donnie Kwak reunite to discuss Zlatan Ibrahimovic's MLS debut and the electrifying match between the L.A. Galaxy and LAFC (2:45). Then they break down the end of the EPL's top-four race (14:00), check in on World Cup preparations (30:30), and end with a Christian Pulisic update (36:50).

Apr 02, 2018
Oh, God, Do We Really Have to Talk About José Mourinho Again? (Ep. 27)
00:56:29

The Ringer's Ryan O'Hanlon, Micah Peters, Chris Ryan, and Donnie Kwak connect to discuss José Mourinho’s third-season nuclear meltdown (01:40), the Premier League manager’s who are on the hot seat (16:40), Mo Salah having an all-time Premier League season (24:40), and Mauro Icardi (33:40). Then Matt James joins the guys to discuss why Atlanta United might make people start caring about the MLS (40:15) and how much the Champions League draw sucks (49:00).

Mar 19, 2018
How Did Juve Do It? And Could the U.S. Lose the 2026 World Cup? | Ringer FC (Ep. 26)
00:54:57

The Ringer's Ryan O'Hanlon, Micah Peters, Chris Ryan, and Donnie Kwak connect to power-rank international soccer story lines, including Tottenham's loss to Juventus, Real Madrid's win over PSG, Bundesliga TV contracts, 2026 World Cup bids, and more.

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Mar 08, 2018
PSG Fails Their Latest Champions League Test | Ringer FC (Ep. 25)
00:50:06

The Ringer's Ryan O'Hanlon, Micah Peters, Chris Ryan, and Donnie Kwak connect to talk about Champions League results, including PSG's loss to Real Madrid (3:10) and blowout wins for Manchester City and Liverpool (10:35). Moving onto Zonal Question Marks, they wonder whether Juventus played too conservatively after taking an early lead against Tottenham (25:00). They then ask, "Is there a Premier League TV rights bubble?" (37:45) before giving their thoughts on the new president of U.S. Soccer, Carlos Cordeiro (44:00).

Feb 15, 2018
Breaking Down a Wild January Transfer Window and Kyle Martino on His Run for US Soccer President | Ringer FC (Ep. 24)
01:31:48

The Ringer's Ryan O'Hanlon, Micah Peters, Chris Ryan, and Donnie Kwak break down the specifics of the January transfer window by examining the crises at Arsenal (2:10), Chelsea (11:00), and Manchester United (19:25). Then the guys try to explain why this year's transfer window was so hectic (27:35). Finally Ryan and Chris sit down with TV analyst, former MLS player, and U.S. Soccer presidential candidate Kyle Martino to talk about the problems plaguing American soccer and how he proposes to fix them (47:05).

Feb 01, 2018
We're Never Gonna Stop Talking About Liverpool 4, Manchester City 3 (Ep. 23)
01:20:14

The Ringer's Ryan O'Hanlon sits down with fellow Liverpool fan Chris Ryan to gush about Liverpool's 4-3 win over previously undefeated Manchester City (0:17), before connecting with Donnie Kwak and Micah Peters to discuss some Massive Overreactions, including about Arsenal's dismal play (10:40). Then they ask the question "What comes next for Real Madrid?" (49:15) and Ryan talks with StatsBomb owner Ted Knutson about the January transfer window (61:45).

Jan 16, 2018
Did Liverpool Overpay for Virgil van Dijk? And Does It Even Matter? (Ep. 22)
00:53:40

The Ringer’s Ryan O’Hanlon, Chris Ryan, and Donnie Kwak connect to make some Massive Overreactions, including Virgil van Dijk as the next Beckenbauer (1:43), José Mourinho having his third season a year early (10:22), and the need for Arsenal to sell Alexis Sanchez ASAP (22:02). Then, they ask, “Why has every team outside of the top six failed?” (30:07). Finally, they play transfer matchmaker for the January window (44:18).


Jan 02, 2018
The Ringer F.C. Starting XI (Ep. 21)
00:58:30

The Ringer's Ryan O'Hanlon, Micah Peters, and Donnie Kwak connect to form The Ringer F.C. starting eleven (1:00), then the guys look ahead to 2018 (36:55).

Dec 26, 2017
The Future of Goalkeeping Is Here—and He Plays for Manchester City (Ep. 20)
00:56:26

The Ringer's Ryan O'Hanlon, Micah Peters, and Donnie Kwak connect to talk the past week in soccer. They indulge in some Massive Overreactions, including "Dele Alli shouldn’t go to the World Cup" (0:17), then they tackle some Zonal Question Marks, including "What is Antoine Griezmann doing?" and "Where will Crystal Palace finish?" (27:50). Finally, Ryan and Micah connect with former professional goalkeeper David Preece to talk about the future of goalkeeping, inspired by Ederson's lights-out performance for Manchester City against Tottenham (42:50).

Dec 19, 2017
José Mourinho Is a Sore Loser (Ep. 19)
00:51:20

The Ringer's Ryan O'Hanlon, Micah Peters, and Donnie Kwak indulge in some Massive Overreactions, mostly in response to a weekend chock full of ridiculous post-match press conferences (0:17). Then they tackle some Zonal Question Marks, including "Who won and lost the Champions League draw?" (28:30). Finally they take a closer look at the Manchester City–United post-match scrap (41:40).

Dec 13, 2017
Everything You Need to Know About Soccer's Game of the Year (Ep. 18)
00:45:39

The Ringer's Ryan O'Hanlon, Chris Ryan, Micah Peters, and Donnie Kwak connect to discuss Arsenal and Manchester United's match of the season (0:55). Then they tackle some Zonal Question Marks, in which they ask, "Is Tottenham in crisis?" (26:45). Finally they look ahead to the 2018 World Cup and make some way-too-early predictions for winners, losers, and sleepers (38:00).


Dec 05, 2017
Is Raheem Sterling England's Best Player? (Ep. 17)
00:58:49

The Ringer's Ryan O'Hanlon, Micah Peters, and Donnie Kwak indulge in some Massive Overreactions and try to explain last weekend's Bus-Parking-Palooza (1:35). Then they tackle some Zonal Question Marks, including "Is Raheem Sterling England's best player?" and "Is Crystal Palace ... good?" (27:38) Finally, they examine A.C. Milan's recent regime change and try to identify some of Europe's sleeping giants (44:22).

Nov 28, 2017
#WengerIn and #PochOut (Ep. 16)
00:50:10

The Ringer's Ryan O'Hanlon, Chris Ryan, Micah Peters, and Donnie Kwak connect to discuss the week in soccer. Together they indulge in some Massive Overreactions, including "The best man to save West Brom from relegation was just fired by West Brom" (0:17). Then they ask some Zonal Question Marks, including "Is this Man City team better than The Invincibles?" (26:30), and finally Donnie gets a few minutes to gush about Arsenal and their victory over Tottenham (39:20).

Nov 21, 2017
Mailbag: Who Should Feel Worse About Missing the World Cup—Italy Fans or USMNT Fans? (Ep. 15)
00:47:02

The Ringer's Ryan O'Hanlon, Micah Peters, and Donnie Kwak connect to go through the 'Ringer FC' mailbag. They answer listener-submitted questions, including ones about how embarrassed some fans should be about their teams missing the 2018 World Cup, a Soccer–'Space Jam' scenario, great soccer movies, and more.

Nov 15, 2017
N’Golo Kanté Is the Premier League's MVP (Ep. 14)
00:43:30

The Ringer's Ryan O'Hanlon, Micah Peters, and Chris Ryan sit down to discuss the past week in soccer, including the youngsters being called up for the USMNT's upcoming friendly against Portugal (0:17). Together they indulge in some Massive Overreactions, including N’Golo Kanté's impact on Chelsea (3:35), then they tackle some Zonal Question Marks, such as, "Do you care when your team plays it safe?" (20:30). Finally, Ryan connects with sports lawyer Jake Cohen in the wake of Michael Emenalo's resignation as Chelsea technical director (30:35).

Nov 07, 2017
Can Anyone Catch City? (Ep. 13)
00:47:34

The Ringer's Chris Ryan, Micah Peters, and Ryan O'Hanlon sit down to discuss the past week in soccer. They skip the news stories and jump right into some Massive Overreactions, including José Mourinho's determination to alienate Manchester United fans (1:10). Then they consider some Zonal Question Marks, including "How do England's U17 players make it to the EPL's top six?" (21:40). Finally, they examine some other European leagues, including La Liga and Serie A (35:25).

Oct 31, 2017
Harry Kane Is the Monster Under Liverpool's Bed (Ep. 12)
01:05:03

The Ringer's Ryan O'Hanlon and Micah Peters are joined by Donnie Kwak for his first full 'FC' podcast. They skim some news stories, including the USMNT's new interim coach (0:17). Then they indulge in some Massive Overreactions, such as Harry Kane's role in the dismantling of Liverpool last weekend (7:15). Next, long-lost cohost Chris Ryan joins the squad for some Zonal Question Marks, including the biggest bust in the EPL so far (28:00). Finally the guys try to shed some light on the anxiety surrounding some Premiere League managers (48:25).


Oct 24, 2017
Can Manchester United Win the Title With José Mourinho? (Ep. 11)
01:05:24

The Ringer's Ryan O'Hanlon, Micah Peters, and Donnie Kwak, still dizzy from the USMNT's failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, sit down to discuss some news (0:17) and then indulge in some massive overreactions, including Jose Mourinho's post-match comments (9:25). Next, the guys tackle some zonal question marks, including Newcastle's fate (31:45). Finally, Ryan and Micah connect with USMNT correspondent Noah Davis to talk about the state of U.S. Soccer and what the nation has to look forward to (48:48).

Oct 17, 2017
It Wasn't a Dream: The USMNT Isn't Going to the World Cup (Ep. 10)
00:49:36

The Ringer's Chris Ryan, Micah Peters, Ryan O'Hanlon, and Donnie Kwak sort through the U.S. men's national team's disastrous 2-1 loss to Trinidad and Tobago. Who's to blame for the U.S. missing the World Cup? How big of a setback is it for soccer in America? And what can be done to make sure this doesn't happen again? This week, we don't believe that we will win.

Oct 11, 2017
Manchester City's Depth Could Win Them the Premier League (Ep. 9)
00:52:42

The Ringer's Chris Ryan, Micah Peters, and Ryan O'Hanlon are joined by colleague and Arsenal fan Donnie Kwak to discuss this week's news in soccer, including notable injuries (0:17). Next they indulge in some Massive Overreactions to last week's matches (8:05). Then they line up for Zonal Question Marks, including "Why is it so hard to repeat in the Premier League?" (26:04). Finally the guys examine the current events unfolding in Spain regarding Catalonia and its potential effects on Barcelona FC and soccer as a sport (38:47).

Oct 04, 2017
Who's the Best New Striker in the Premier League? (Ep. 8)
00:53:24

Playing a man down this week, The Ringer's Ryan O'Hanlon and Micah Peters discuss this week's news in soccer, including PSG's Cavani-gate, (0:49), then they indulge in some massive overreactions (9:38). Next they are joined by The Ringer's resident troll, Donnie Kwak, for some zonal question marks including Alvaro Morata's hot start for Chelsea (27:30). Finally, in honor of the Champions League matches Micah and Ryan ponder, "Who is the best team in the world?" (45:25).

Sep 26, 2017
No, Arsenal Isn't Better Without Mesut Ozil (Ep. 7)
01:01:02

Playing a man down this week, The Ringer's Ryan O'Hanlon and Micah Peters discuss this week's news in soccer (1:23), then they indulge in some massive overreactions, including about Newcastle's fate (9:20). Next they are joined by The Ringer's resident curmudgeon, Donnie Kwak, for some zonal question marks (22:00), and finally Micah and Ryan connect with Howler Magazine founder and editor-in-chief George Quraishi for a look into a story in this month's edition titled "Chaos on the Right Wing," examining the troubling events surrounding Beitar Jerusalem FC (41:35).

Sep 19, 2017
Barcelona Is Back! (Ep. 6)
00:51:44

The Ringer’s Chris Ryan, Ryan O’Hanlon, and Micah Peters express their displeasure at the untimely international break (2:00), question the controversial refereeing in the Liverpool–Manchester City match (5:50), and analyze Stoke City’s decision to play Kurt Zouma out of position (11:20). Then, they debate whether Stoke City is actually good (22:25), scrutinize Crystal Palace’s change of managers (27:00), and zoom out to examine all of European soccer, including possible Champions League sleepers (36:30).

Sep 12, 2017
International Breakdown (Ep. 5)
00:41:16

Playing a man down this week, The Ringer's Chris Ryan and Ryan O'Hanlon share their massive overreactions to Wold Cup qualifying (0:48) before welcoming colleague and suffering Arsenal fan Donnie Kwak for Zonal Question Marks (12:50). Finally, Chris and Ryan discuss their analysis and outlook for the U.S. men's national team (24:50).

Sep 06, 2017
Transfer Frenzy (Ep. 4)
00:59:32

The Ringer's Chris Ryan, Donnie Kwak, Ryan O'Hanlon, and Micah Peters recap the past week in soccer, including a Liverpool transfer-van conspiracy (2:20), massive overreactions to last week's matches (18:10), zonal question marks (31:55), and transfer speculation (44:20

Aug 29, 2017
Will Tottenham Ever Win Another Game at Home? (Ep. 3)
00:59:43

Playing a man down, The Ringer's Ryan O'Hanlon and Micah Peters recap the past week in soccer, including news on Kylian Mbappé (0:00) and massive overreactions (6:14), before they're joined by colleague and bald correspondent Donnie Kwak for last week's superlatives in Zonal Question Marks (30:25). Then they wrap up with the Pulisic watch and some Neymar in Ligue 1 (51:43).

Aug 22, 2017
Massive Overreactions to Week 1 of the Premier League (Ep. 2)
00:57:59

The Ringer's Chris Ryan, Micah Peters, and Ryan O'Hanlon team up to break down Week 1 of the Premier League, including massive overreactions (2:22) and Week 1 superlatives (18:50). Then they are joined by colleague and Arsenal fan Donnie Kwak to discuss Arsenal, Manchester City, and Tottenham (39:45), and finally they speculate on some exciting transfer rumors (50:05).

Aug 15, 2017
The Premiere (League)! (Ep. 1)
00:51:00

In the debut 'Ringer FC' episode, Chris Ryan and Ryan O'Hanlon get fired up for the Premier League 2017-18 season. They discuss the Neymar transfer, how it affects the transfer market (2:10), and Premier League offseason winners and losers (16:00). Later, Ryan and Chris give their picks for the top six this season (32:40).

Aug 08, 2017
'Ringer FC' Trailer
00:00:52

Ringer soccer fanatics Chris Ryan, Micah Peters, and Ryan O'Hanlon team up to talk all things football. Joined by Ringer staff and guests, they will cover the Premier League, the USMNT, Bundesliga, Champions League, La Liga, Serie A, as well as international soccer ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Aug 07, 2017