Chris Jones Interview; Chris Wittyngham on Soccer News

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Grant has a fun talk about soccer and other things with Chris Jones (at 26:18), the two-time National Magazine Award-winning writer who also covers the sport for ESPN. They discuss Jones playing soccer and coaching his sons, his favorite soccer stories from over the years, whether his beloved Canadian men's national team can finally make a World Cup again, his transition from magazine writing to screenwriting and his viral Friday Twitter story threads about everything from Ricky Williams to Carrot Top.

Before that, Grant breaks down the soccer weekend with Chris Wittyngham, including the U.S. men's Olympic team getting six points in its first two group games, this week's senior USMNT games and whether UEFA should do anything to seed the Champions League quarterfinal draw.

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Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqIhXWUw0H4

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