The Minnow XI: assembling the best team from the smallest soccer nations, plus Pulisic v Davies and more listener questions


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0:00 - Slightly positive Coronavirus updates from the soccer world. Speaking of, here's a link to the fund raiser being undertaken by our friends at Bugeaters FC. Give it a look if you're interested in helping out!

7:36 - We take a good long while to answer our first question... Who's in your All-Time Minnow XI? (aka who are the greatest men's players from countries most would describe as minnows)

23:37 - Today's episode is brought to you by The Black Tux! Go to and use code SOCCER for a 10% discount

25:35 - Who has the higher ceiling: Christian Pulisic or Alphonso Davies?

29:16 - What do you make of the Hakim Ziyech transfer to Chelsea? Where and how will he fit in?

33:22 - How does the total amount the US men's team gets for games and appearances compare to other national teams, both top tier and below?

37:47 - Today's episode is brought to you by Manscaped! Go to and use code TSS for 20% plus free shipping

41:11 - Why do central defenders drop deep and leave attackers open at the top of the box?

45:17 - Are we going to watch the new Netflix miniseries "The English Game" and will we provide episode match reports?

53:02 - When a team plays a 4-2-3-1, do the two defensive midfielders usually play the same way?

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