This week on KTTP Radio Drew and Anthony discuss movement at Arsenal including Arsene Wegner stepping down and their proverbial implosion against Atletico Madrid. He then previews Champions League going forward including a Liverpool and Roma recap and Liverpool on a roll.

Rich and Drew share the highlights from LAFC’s home opener at Banc of California Stadium against the Seattle Sounders. LAFC won the match 1-0 but the best part was the fandom and the culture beforehand. Take a listen here:


It was inevitable but bitter sweet. The end of the Calderon marked a paradox for a club that built an identity around unrelenting heart with pain and suffering. Atleti’s recent success has brought about the need for bigger, more lofty goals. Forever in the shadow of the big two in Spain, Atleti now seeks to dwell in that pantheon with Barça and their cross town rivals Real Madrid. A massive sign of said endeavor is the newly expanded Wanda Metropolitano. Originally built for an unsuccessful Olympics bid, Atletico Madrid bought the stadium and expanded it to seat 67,000 people which set the club back a cool 240 million Euro. On a crisp and crystal clear Madrid day we set out to tour Atleti’s new symbol hope.

It’s always a humbling, slightly chilling experience touring stadiums. Historic grounds like Old Trafford or the Bernabeu behold a  grandeur and energy that very much parallel famous cathedrals.  The Wanda isn’t that. But that doesn’t mean it’s bad. Yes, every seat is padded and covered from elements thanks to a gorgeous, technologically advanced roof. The locker room is luxurious and modern while the 79 VIP suites add to the upper echelon vibes of the Wanda. With all it’s bells and whistles as it stands today there are still obvious signs of the stadium being under construction. Restrooms are incredibly awkward, with missing tiles and poorly placed doors. Certain sectors are still closed with steel piping strewn across the floor as construction crews hammer/weld away even during a national holiday.

The Wanda Metropolitano is a stunning, slightly unfinished piece of endeavor, hope and decadence for a club that is deserving of such shine. Have a look at her, up close and personal.




It’s basically a guarantee at this point. Every time we dig through Instagram for our #BestOfBothWorlds list, we end up on Antoine Griezmann’s IG account. The highly touted Frenchman is a lover of basketball and while many of his peers are fans as well, Antoine seems to take his love to another level. Whether it’s rocking a vintage Kobe Bryant Jersey on a stroll down Venice beach, or chatting up Boston Celtics point guard Isiah Thomas, the dude loves himself some hoop. For even more on Griezmann’s basketball fandom check out the video below in which he quizzes the Portland Trailblazer’s CJ McCollum on famous NBA player celebrations.