We Came To Win is now my favorite football show and the team nails how to capture the human drama of the beautiful game. Every story easily fits into the canon of global sporting Great Moments and gives us the best fresh (American, which is rare!) take on the moment. Love it, canât wait for a new season to kick off.
I absolutely love this podcast! I really enjoyed the episode on Maradona!
I only wish there were many more episodes.
This podcast is like a favorite book, difficult to put down, easy to return to over the and over again, and with each revisit, something new is revealed. I binged this in one day and have already recommended this to all my football loving friends and to those friends who I wish would love football.
For soccer fans and non fans alike, these stories are fantastic. If you are a soccer fan, you may know some of the stories. They are told well, and even if you know the outcome, you are still riveted. I also really enjoy the varietyâ not just menâs soccer, but womenâs soccer and refs are also covered.
This soccer mom barely knows the difference between a goal kick and a corner kick, and I love this podcast! Itâs great storytelling! Itâs well produced! Each podcast contains all of the character development, the villains, the victors, and the engrossing story that you want in any great tale. Seriously, listen to this. Mom says so.
Great to listen to during World Cup. I didn't know most of these stories as a very casual fan, so these well produced ones were awesome.
During his commentary on some of the soccer games I felt I was there.
Stories behind the sport, the players, and the fans of the most popular worldwide sport.... Soccer, FÃºtbol. A Goalazo of a podcast!!
Loved this series, I binged listened to the entire series. Loved hearing about these amazing insights
I donât like soccer. I have tried in the past to get into the hype of the World Cup but I couldnât ever muster any real enthusiasm. These guys have helped me understand a bigger story about what it takes to win and how teams and players get to the World Cup. Iâm definitely much more curious about the most popular sport in the world.
I LOVE this podcast. I canât stop listening to it. Favorite episode hands down is the one on Zaire. Keep it up! ðð¾ðð¾
Absolutely ignites my love of international soccer! Would be absolutely thrilled if it were continued!!!
This podcast drew me in! The stories and politics are so interesting. I really enjoy stories about people, and that's what this podcast is about.
The Zaire episode is so good. These stories need to be told!
I enjoy the World Cup but admit I don't know much about the game or the history. We Came to Win was an amazing collection soccer moments and the stories of the players who lived them. I especially enjoyed the stories of Zaire's and the Spanish women's national soccer team. I would love it if they continued, epecially for the Women's World Cup.
What a fantastic show! Iâm only a casual soccer watcher (Olympics & World Cup) and I absolutely loved this show. It was so fascinating to hear all of these stories from soccer history, most of which I had never heard of before. I was very impressed by how many of the principal players they were able to get interviews with. I loved that they included a few episodes about womenâs soccer (really wish there had been more) and was in particular really surprised by Hope Soloâs early-career story. All in all, this is a fantastic pod and I really hope they come back to make more episodes. I would love to hear stories like this year round and not just before the World Cup. Great job!
Excellent stories to help build my soccer history knowledge. Very entertaining and got me even more excited for the World Cup. Hope they bring it back for the womenâs World Cup next year!
This podcast is the bomb! I love the stories, the personalities, the story telling ... all layered in history of one of the greatest sports of our time. My kids also love it. Gives them a greater sense of the game and how much passion surrounds the sport. You will enjoy this even if you are not a soccer fan.
This podcast is excellent! Love the stories, love the enthusiasm. Too bad you made an episode about Hope Solo. She doesn't deserve to be apart of this, she's selfish and ruined women's soccer in the US.
Soccer is dumb and boring.
Itâs really brought out the soccer in me #wecametowin for LIFE
Bravo Gimlet! One of the most intriguing and entertaining podcasts I have ever listened to! Well done!
I love this show so much and it definitely succeeded in getting me pumped up for the World Cup. Hoping for more episodes, perhaps leading up to the 2019 Womenâs World Cup. Loved the inclusion of Hope Solo and Vero Boquete. This podcast is such a fun, well researched and tightly edited gem. Plz give us more!!
The kind of stories that transport you, inform you, and leave you wanting MORE!
As a newer World Cup fan I loved the interesting stories and background. Was especially great to hear stories about both World Cups - Men and Women.
This is by far my favorite Gimlet podcast. The stories they've chosen to tell are so interesting and cover many other subjects than just soccer. Good mix of history, humor, reporting and overall storytelling.
As a lover of soccer this has been pretty sweet way to learn about old World Cups and how they have changed the game before I even become a soccer lover. If your someone who has struggled to understand soccer this is a great show to get started. The stories will spark the interest in the game.
Great story's to get you ready for the 2018 World Cup
These should b mins long. Trying to make a deep story out of small occurrences
This show is so great, I loved the historical approach. I would definitely keep listening after the World Cup. I hope they make more episodes!
Very well done podcast and very entertaining. Thanks for creating this!
This is definitely the best soccer podcast that was ever made!!! The stories that are reported here are so interesting and amazing !!!! I hope you continue this great work for a long time !!!
Fantastic job on this podcast, but Vila should take it easy on the over-dramatic pronunciations. He sounds very pretentious when he chews the scenery in those instances.
Love that they give an inside look to some major events in soccer history.
Key moments from the global game. Donât miss it!
I recently started following soccer and when I heard about this new podcast through Startup, I had to give it a listen and I was not disappointed. The way the narrative lays the backdrop of the each story and sets up the listener to be lured into a roller coaster of emotions that are to follow as the stories are being retold by those who lived them is a work of art as the beautiful game itself.
Hey guys, keep up with the amazing work. Only one thing: To be talking about soccer for so long and yet not mentioning Brazil, is a sin. I expect very soon an episode about Pele, or Garrincha, or Ronaldo, or 1970, or 1982, or ..... Just please, skip the 7x1....
I sure do hope you continue to record this podcast past the World Cup. It is fantastic! Thank you
I donât know or watch soccer but seriously love this podcast. May be my favorite in the Gimlet Media stable. I dearly hope Iâll be listening for years to come.
All of these have been really good. I've only followed soccer/football closely for about a decade, and these are some great stories re-told. Glad to see them being told by a diverse group. Great archival sound usage and re-creation.
This review relives glorious moments of futbol. Love it!!!!
Keep this delicious podcast going please!
This podcast is great!! Itâs a review of some of he most iconic moments in football history. I really like the layout and editing and at times it made me so emotional. I am Portuguese and Brazilian and grew up watching football all the time. I can't wait to see what emotions this world cup stirs up!
Iâve never followed soccer much but this is a great way to hear about the amazing history of soccer and is very well edited both in music and content. Great job keep it up !
One thing they got right is they put you right in the middle of the action.. even if it was 30 years ago.. the downside is the 1st grade like soccer lessons they throw in.. but I get it..
This is a good example of what can happen when you set out to make a sports podcast for everyone and it comes out as something ultimately for no one. Big and esoteric topics alike, of interest to many, but presented as if the listener had never seen a football in their lives.
I love soccer, I love podcasts and particularly enjoy titles from Gimlet, so I was excited to hear about WCTW and it completely lives up to my high expectations! Fascinating stories, fresh perspectives, well crafted storytelling and skillful but unflinching approaches to problematic parts of history. Wish this wasnât just a miniseries!
Gimlets We Came to Win is like a first graders âSee Spot Runâ introduction to learn how to read when it comes to soccer. Itâs banal and basic stories and generic storytelling is about as bland as it gets. As someone whoâs been to three world cups and watched the game all over the world this doesnât even hold a candle to Game of Our Lives or The Guardians podcasts. You do an entire episode on âDos a Ceroâ and do one on Maradona without mentioning his club career. This podcast clearly loses when it comes to soccer intelligence.
This show has turned me into a soccer fan. I find myself looking up the players and games mentioned in the episodes. I donât know how Iâve managed this far in my life without the game. Thank you for this!