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The official English podcast of K League providing coverage of the latest South Korean football news with opinions, analysis, player interviews, and match previews for K League 1, K League 2, and the Korean National Team.

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United States

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The official English podcast of K League providing coverage of the latest South Korean football news with opinions, analysis, player interviews, and match previews for K League 1, K League 2, and the Korean National Team.

Language:

English


Episodes

The Christmas Special 2023

12/21/2023
With all football wrapped up for 2023, The K League United Podcast look to unwrap presents from under the tree as a host of writers and friends of the podcast join for the annual Christmas special. This year's Christmas Special sees Matthew Binns take hosting duties alongside Paul Neat and Andrew Farrell as they take a live look at what people want for K League this Christmas and deciding whether or not to grant their wish. After all, what's Christmas without an argument or two? The trio are joined by a wide range of special guests, featuring writers present and past, along with Podcast regulars and long time supporters. Expect cameos from Diogo Valente, Charlie Beasley, Peter Hampshire, Alex Jensen, Ben Griffis, Scott Whitelock, Luke Evans, Mike Brandon and Ryan Walters as each explain what they want to see changed in K League next year to help improve it. All this and more on this festive edition of The K League United Podcast!

Duration:01:36:21

Sublime Suwon, Jeonbuk Progress in ACL & Six Years of Supporting Seoul E-Land

12/13/2023
With promotion and relegation playoffs at a close, The K League United Podcast looks back at Suwon FC's sublime showing to seal safety before turning its attention to the continent for the end of the AFC Champions League group stages. K League United columnist Michael Redmond then looks back at his last six years of supporting Seoul E-Land as he prepares to bid farewell to the Korean peninsular. A dramatic end to the K League play-offs saw Suwon FC overwhelm Busan IPark late on to retain their top flight status in style while Gangwon FC also saw off a spirited Gimpo FC to secure their stay in K League 1 for 2024. K League United's Andrew Farrell took it all in and speaks with Matthew Binns over a memorable second leg, or rather one to forget for Busan fans. Andrew then catches up with Lachlan Jackson to get his post-match thoughts on a game that proved to be one of the highlights of his Korea. [READ: "Best moment of my career - Lachlan Jackson] We then head to Jeonju where Matthew is joined by Michael Redmond to wrap the AFC Champions League groups stages and we hear comments from manager Dan Petrescu in the post-match press conference. [READ: Jeonbuk Progress to the Round of 16] Finally, as he prepares to leave Korea, Michael Redmond hosts this week's Futbology segment as he looks back over his last six years supporting Seoul E-Land. All this and more on The K League United Podcast.

Duration:00:56:23

Suwon Bluewings Relegated, Gwangju FC in Champions League and Play-off 2nd Leg Preview (w/ Luis Mina Inteview)

12/6/2023
With K League 1 drawn to a close, this week's live version of The K League United Podcast looks at the relegation of Suwon Samsung Bluewings, the success of Gwangju FC and previews the second-leg of the promotion-relegation playoffs. Matthew Binns was joined live by Andrew Farrell and Luke Evans as they looked over the headlines from the last few days. First, they take a look at the recent K League Awards and their opinions on the choices, before moving onto the biggest story of the weekend, the relegation of Suwon Samsung Bluewings, going over Saturday's match, their season and the last few years to work out how did it come to this. Then, on to brighter notes as they focus on one of the success stories of the season, Gwangju FC's 3rd place finish and qualification to the recently revamped AFC Champions League Elite. There's also a few choice thoughts on the reformatting of that competition as well. Finally, it's onto the playoffs as they review the first leg action before turning their attention to the weekend. For the audio version of this podcast only, Michael Redmond makes a last minute appearance with a post-match interview with Gimpo FC striker Luis Mina. All this and more on The K League United Podcast

Duration:01:20:56

K League 1 Final Round Preview (feat. Maxwell Acosty Interview), Gimcheon are K League 2 Champions & ACL Match Day 5 Recap

11/29/2023
This weekend sees the K League 1enter its final round with three teams in danger of direct relegation to the second tier whilst two will be left to jostle out for a preferred relegation spot. Meanwhile K League 2 draws to a dramatic close and K League clubs continue to perform in Asia after another four wins from four. This week's bumper edition of The K League United Podcast sees Matthew Binns joined by Paul Neat, Luke Evans and Andrew Farrell to look back over the last round of action and preview the ongoing scrap for survival in K League 2. With Suwon Samsung Bluewings facing Gangwon FC in a match that could see the defeated drop down a tier, Suwon attacker Maxwell Acosty joins us for an interview to help preview the encounter. Attention then turns to a dramatic final day of K League 2 action where Gimcheon Sangmu were crowned Champions as Busan lost out before a quick look at the playoffs. On top of all this, AFC Champions League is ongoing, and we look back at Match Day 5 where all four Korean clubs came away with wins. Plus, we hear from Yokohama F Marinos boss Kevin Muscat, in addition to Incheon defender Oh Ban-suk and goalkeeper Kim Dong-heon. All this and more on The K League United Podcast.

Duration:01:48:45

Bluewings could go down in R37, Busan or Gimcheon for K2 title & Playoff race madness

11/22/2023
In this week's episode of the K League United Podcast, Paul and Matt look at the pick of the action in K League 1 Round 37 and K League 2 Round 39. Suwon Bluewings could be relegated this weekend and would they be the biggest team ever to go down? In K League 2, it's a two-horse race for the title but it's the wacky races for the playoffs. Who will be smiling come the end of the weekend?

Duration:00:44:17

Interview: Tiago Orobó on golden boot race, moving to Daejeon, in-game mind tricks

11/17/2023
The 300th episode of the KLU Pod! In this week's episode of the K League United Podcast, Paul speaks to Daejeon Hana Citizen striker Tiago Orobó about the golden boot race and his move to the club. We also hear from Gwangju FC's Lee Soon-min and Daegu FC's Cesinha from the mixed zone with Muyeol. Not only that but there's the latest news which includes South Korea's 5-0 win over Singapore in a World Cup qualifier, financial trouble at Gangwon FC, a new football history museum, and more.

Duration:00:29:04

Interview: Tiago Orobó on golden boot race, moving to Daejeon, in-game mind tricks

11/17/2023
In this week's episode of the K League United Podcast, Paul speaks to Daejeon Hana Citizen striker Tiago Orobó about the golden boot race and his move to the club. We also hear from Gwangju FC's Lee Soon-min and Daegu FC's Cesinha from the mixed zone.

Duration:00:29:04

#KLUPod | Ulsan champions again, Suwon distress & K League 1 R35 recap

11/2/2023
Ulsan Hyundai are K League 1 champions again! But at the other end of the table, there are even more relegation worries for the two Suwon teams. In this week's episode of the K League United Podcast, we hear from K League TV commentator Alex Jensen who was on duty for the game that sealed the title for Ulsan. Paul and Andrew recap their visits to the two Suwon games at the weekend and go over their survival chances. Then there's the Futbology Match of the Week, looking ahead to Matchday 4 of the 2023-2024 AFC Champions League.

Duration:01:15:34

Peter Makrillos & Alex Grant Interviews, ACL MD3 Reaction

10/26/2023
It's a bumper episode of the K League United Podcast this week with two full interviews plus three more from the mixed zone. Paul speaks to Chungbuk Cheongju midfielder Peter Makrillos and Pohang Steelers centre back Alex Grant, Muyeol chats with Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors midfielder Nana Boateng, and Andrew has ACL Matchday 3 reaction from Oh Ban-suk and Gerso Fernandes. Not only that, but we have the Futbology Match of the Round - Busan IPark vs. Bucheon FC 1995.

Duration:01:06:08

2023 K League 1 Final A & B Preview with Alex Jensen

10/18/2023
In this week's episode of the K League United Podcast, there's a K League news bulletin, a look ahead to Final A & B with K League TV commentator Alex Jensen, Muyeol speaks to Daegu FC star Go Jae-hyeon, and there's the Futbology Match of the Round.

Duration:00:53:34

Nilson Junior Interview & Late K League 2 Update

10/12/2023
In this week's episode of the K League United Podcast, Paul is joined by KLU Groundhopper Andrew Farrell to take a look at the current state of play in K League 2. Not only that, but we hear from Bucheon FC 1995 defender and K League cult hero Nilson Junior who sat down with Andrew to talk about his footballing journey. We also have the Futbology Match of the Round. Chungnam Asan vs. Chungbuk Cheongju may be the only match in K League this weekend but it's an important one.

Duration:00:46:40

ACL Matchday 2 Recap & 2023 K League 1 R33 Preview

10/5/2023
In this week's episode of the K League United Podcast, Paul and Matt look back at Matchday 2 of the 2023-2024 AFC Champions League Group Stage where it proved to be mixed fortunes of the four K League teams. After Incheon United made it two wins from two, we hear from Harrison Delbridge, Gerso Fernandes, Paul-José M'Poku as well as Kaya FC-Iloilo boss Colum Curtis. Then the boys look ahead to Round 33 in K League 1, the last before the split with a place in the top six up for grabs for two of FC Seoul, Incheon United, and Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors. There's the Futbology Match of the Round, too.

Duration:01:09:54

September Managerial Changes & Alex Grant Mixed Zone Interview

9/27/2023
Kim Byung-soo out and Yeom Ki-hun in at Big Bird and Nam Ki-il out with Jung Jo-gook in charge in Seogwipo are both discussed by Paul and Matt in this week's episode of the K League United Podcast. The main talking points from K League 1 Round 31 are also covered and we also hear from Pohang Steelers' Alex Grant who spoke to Muyeol in the mixed zone following the Steelers' 0-0 draw with Daegu.

Duration:00:55:09

ACL Match Day 1 Recap + Stefan Mugoša Interview

9/21/2023
This week's K League United Podcast takes a look back at the first round of matches in the AFC Champions League before sitting down with Incheon United's Stefan Mugoša. The AFC Champions League finally returned and K League teams flew the flag high as all four representatives came out of the midweek fixture with a win each. Incheon United flew to Japan and stunned J.League Champions Yokohama F. Marinos by four goals to two while K League winners Ulsan Hyundai make comfortable work of the visiting BG Pathum United. On the Wednesday, Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors finally returned to winning ways against Hong Kong's Kitchee SC, while Pohang Steelers rounded off the fixtures with a 4-2 win away in Hanoi. Matthew Binns, Luke Evans & Andrew Farrell open the pod with a live recording at the end of the action before Paul Neat took the helm for the second-half, gathering reaction from Incheon United fans and, also, speaking with Incheon United Stefan Mugoša. There's even time for a look ahead to this weekend's Futbology Match of the Round. All this and more, on The K League United Podcast.

Duration:01:03:58

2023 AFC Champions League Matchday 1 Preview

9/15/2023
It's an ACL Matchday 1 Megapod! We have interviews with Stefan Mugosa, Wanderson and Nana Boateng from the players' side. We have experts from across Asia from Hanoi to Honam and everywhere in between with Duy Anh from Vietnamese TV station VTVCab, Thai football writer Gian Chansrichawla, Hong Kong football expert Christie Lueng, our very own Luke Evans, Zeno Jo and Tom Bolger, as well as of course, the Futbology Match of the Round.

Duration:01:35:01

Pohang Steelers' Wanderson Interview & K League 1 Round 28 Review

8/30/2023
With Pohang flying high in second, we sat down with a K League cult hero in Wanderson to get his thoughts on the Steelers season so far. Not only that, there are reviews of last weekend's action plus post match interviews with Tsubasa Nishi and Edgar Silva. This week's K League United Podcast see Matthew Binns and Paul Neat in the hosting seat looking over the latest headlines including the moves of Lee Han-beom and Bae Jun-ho to Europe, Jurgen Klinsmann's team selection for Korea's upcoming friednlies and An Ik-soo's resignation at FC Seoul. There's then time for a round-up of K League 1 Round 28 including Jung Muyeol's interview with Daegu FC's Edgar Silva. There's even a dip into the second tier as Andrew Farrell swings by Mokdong to speak to Tsubasa Nishi. Then, Paul and K League Brazil's Khaleby sit down with Pohang Steelers Wanderson, to talk about the season so far. Dubbing provided by Diogo Valente. There's also time for the Futbology Match of the Round! All this and more on The K League United Podcast!

Duration:01:07:18

Incheon United qualify for ACL & Group Stage Draw reaction

8/24/2023
In this episode of the K League United Podcast Paul, Matt, Andrew, and Luke react to Incheon United's AFC Champions League qualification playoff win over Haiphong FC. We also hear from Jo Sung-hwan and Gerso Fernandes in the post-match press conference before Andrew catches up with Gerso and Stefan Mugosa in the mixed zone. The boys then go through the 2023-2024 AFC Champions League Group Stage draw. Watch in full: https://www.patreon.com/posts/88210370?pr=true

Duration:00:52:38

ACL Preview: Incheon United Vs. Hải Phòng FC

8/17/2023
The AFC Champions League returns to Korean shores as V. League 1 side Hai Phong roll into town to take on an Incheon United side set to finally enjoy the rewards of last year's impressive campaign. After finishing fourth last season, Incheon United find themselves at the AFC Champions League table with one play-off match separating them from the group stages. With many new recruits in the off-season now bedded in and some eye-catching summer business, can Jo Sung-hwan's side now deliver? Matthew Binns and Paul Neat host this week as they welcome Incheon United columnist Luke Evans to the podcast to give his thoughts ahead of the clash. Later on, Incheon United centre-back Harrison Delbridge pops by to give us an update on how the side are feeling ahead of this clash. Finally, Andrew Farrell makes a late cameo as he discusses the Futbology Match of the Round. All this and more, on The K League United Podcast.

Duration:00:56:44

What homework do the teams in K League 1 need to do pre-split?

8/1/2023
There are just nine rounds to go now until the split in K League 1, or Final A and B as it’s now called, when the teams in each half of the table will play each other one more time. Some have a bit of homework to do, though. In this week's episode of the K League United Podcast, Paul speaks to K League TV commentator Alex Jensen about what teams need to do before Nathan Sartain joins to speak specifically about Gangwon FC and the relegation battle. 📺 Watch in full on https://www.patreon.com/posts/87044906?pr=true

Duration:00:42:34

2023 Team K League 3-2 Atlético Madrid Recap w/ Diego Simeone, Hong Myung-bo, Anton & Gerso

7/28/2023
The stars have risen! Team K League beat La Liga giants Atlético Madrid 3-2 in the 2023 Coupang Play Series thanks to goals from Anton Kryvotskuk, Aleksandar Paločević, and Lee Soon-min. In this bonus, on-location episode of the K League United Podcast, Paul and Andrew recap the event and hear from Atlético boss Diego Simeone, the man in charge of Team K League Hong Myung-bo, as well as Anton and Gerso who were instrumental.

Duration:00:21:29