Years have gone by and I’ve finally learned to accept myself for who I am: a beggar for good soccer.I go about the world, hand outstretched, and in the stadiums I plead: ‘A pretty move, for the love of God.’ And when good soccer happens, I give thanks for the miracle and I don’t give a damn which team or country performs it.
— Eduardo Galeano, "El fútbol a sol y sombra"

Welcome to Moment of Magic, a podcast that celebrates the magical moments where a true football fan feels love for the sport swell up in their hearts. It's a love letter to the world's favorite game.

This is not a podcast for fantasy statistics; we won't tell you who to captain in next week's London derby.

This is not a podcast for transfer rumors; we won't tell you who'll be Real Madrid's coach next year.

This is a podcast for people who love those beautiful moments of football that make the game come to life.


Special thanks to
Eduardo Galeano, whose book Soccer in Sun and Shadow (El fútbol a sol y sombra) set me on this journey.
Alex, who messengered me my copy of that book.
Darren, who listened to all the stories.
My parents, who refused to let me watch mortal football and only seek out the premium grade good stuff.
And to any Facebook friend who hasn't unfollowed me during a game day.