SI Staff
Thursday October 15th, 2015

U.S. men's soccer teams endured a rough week, with the senior squad falling to Mexico in the CONCACAF Cup and U-23s failing to qualify automatically for the Olympics

The debacles provide plenty of fodder for the new Planet Fútbol Podcast, in which SI's Avi Creditor, Grant Wahl and Liviu Bird wrap up the performances and provide some perspective for a frustrating October international fixture window for American soccer.

It's not all doom and gloom, though. North of the border, Toronto FC has secured its first playoff berth, and we pay tribute to the Reds (most notably the spectacular Sebastian Giovinco) and their drought coming to an end.

We close with some EPL manager talk, with "The Special One," Jose Mourinho, under constant fire, while "The Normal One," Jurgen Klopp, gets set for his first match on the Liverpool sidelines.

Listen to the new Planet Fútbol Podcast below (and subscribe to us on iTunes here | We're also available on Stitcher!):

GALLERY: USA vs. Mexico through the years

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