US's Shannon McCarthy on Her Kazakhstan Champions League Adventure; Chris Wittyngham on Soccer News


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Grant makes a call to Kazakhstan and connects with Shannon McCarthy (at 26:34), a former University of Miami player who's currently playing with five other Americans for BIIK-Kazygurt in the Round of 16 of the women's UEFA Champions League. The U.S. is the best women's soccer country in the world, which explains why the U.S. is one of the top exporters of women's pro soccer talent to places far and wide. McCarthy tells the story of how she arrived in Kazakhstan, what the soccer is like and what she's experiencing there with her American compatriots.

Before that, Grant breaks down the soccer weekend with Chris Wittyngham, including the 1-1 tie in the Madrid Derbi, Bayern Munich's overpowering 4-2 victory against Dortmund in Der Klassiker, Man United's 2-0 victory at Man City to end City's 21-game winning streak, Liverpool's continuing freefall and whether Jürgen Klopp might really be in trouble, Daryl Dike's thunderstrike goal for Barnsley and whether Sacramento might now be out of the picture for MLS with the sudden departure of billionaire primary investor Ron Burkle.

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