The Montreal Impact are 90 minutes away from a CONCACAF Champions League title, Chicharito is leading Real Madrid to the UEFA Champions League semifinals, the New York Red Bulls are the only unbeaten team in MLS and the USWNT's new colors are white, black and neon green.
That's the soccer universe in which we currently live, and that's what SI's Grant Wahl, Brian Straus and Avi Creditor address in the latest Planet Fútbol Podcast.
The Planet Fútbol braintrust compares Montreal's CCL final quest to that of Real Salt Lake in 2011, while Grant details his experience watching Bayern and Barcelona reach the UCL semifinals simultaneously at a Bayern and Barcelona bar in the heart of New York City and offers an opinion on Thierry Henry's criticism of Chicharito's UCL celebration.
After the self-proclaimed vertically-challenged Brian riffs on watching soccer at standing-room-only sports bars, he takes a deep dive inside the New York Red Bulls' success (complementing his piece on Ali Curtis' detailed plan for the club) followed by a thorough critique of the new U.S. Women's World Cup home kit.
Listen to the third episode of the Planet Fútbol Podcast below: