My (Gabe Lezra!) guest today on the Managing Madrid podcast hails from my future home, Washington DC--he's the manager of SBNation's Bayern Munich blog Bavarian Football Works, and he joins me to talk everything from Arjen Robben's crazy runs, Lahm's destruction of Madrid's right backs, and Mario Gomez' late winner. OK, fine, we also talked about some non-depressing stuff--like Mesut Özil's eyes, and the fact that he used them to score Real Madrid's away goal. Well "used" is a stretch, but he did look at the ball as it went in.
We also touch briefly on the explosion of soccer in the USA, particularly since the 2006 World Cup, a time that might very well have been the spark that this country needed to fall in love with the sport.
Finally, we're joined by Jared Dublin to recap all the action from the madridista side. So, will Jared talk me off the ledge? You'll just have to listen on to find out!