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Southside Trap Podcast is a show about the Chicago Red Stars and NWSL. Hosted by two Chicago locals—Sandra and Claire make sure you stay onside with Southside Trap.

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Southside Trap Podcast is a show about the Chicago Red Stars and NWSL. Hosted by two Chicago locals—Sandra and Claire make sure you stay onside with Southside Trap.

    They're All Good Red Stars - Challenge Cup Recap

    They're All Good Red Stars - Challenge Cup Recap

    The Chicago Red Stars went through a lot this month, and Southside Trap is here to go long about it. Sandra and Claire start with the Challenge Cup Final, which didn't go the way Chicago wanted, but also left both with hope for the future. They also talk the disconnect of experiencing that game online in a pandemic, expectations, narrative, the privilege of making it this far, and what we hope everyone can carry into an uncertain offseason.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Challenge Cup Final Extravaganza: Conversations with Vanessa DiBernardo, Katie Johnson, Julianne Sitch, and Scott Parkinson

    Challenge Cup Final Extravaganza: Conversations with Vanessa DiBernardo, Katie Johnson, Julianne Sitch, and Scott Parkinson

    You know we had to do it to 'em. The Chicago Red Stars are back in an NWSL final, and we needed to talk to some Red Stars about it. First off, we sat down with Katie Johnson and Vanessa DiBernardo to talk the mentality needed for the long haul, bubble life, playing every other team in the tournament, growth, and a season in fast forward. Then we talked to Julianne Sitch and Scott Parkinson about many of the same things, including how they found their way to the Red Stars coaching staff, how squad integration worked in quarantine, how they've kept everybody going in the bubble, and how they feel they can bring home the hardware on Sunday

    • 55 min
    Chicago v Sky Blue: Challenge Cup Semifinal Recap & Finals Preview

    Chicago v Sky Blue: Challenge Cup Semifinal Recap & Finals Preview

    Chicago is back in an NWSL final!  And...it's a vibe. Sandra and Claire recap the semifinal and discuss the goals, injury reports, playing well, playing poorly, and what the upcoming game on Sunday is going to mean, for everybody. Chicago Red Stars face off against Houston Dash for the cup on Sunday, July 26.

    • 54 min
    Chicago v OL Reign: Challenge Cup Recap

    Chicago v OL Reign: Challenge Cup Recap

    The game of soccer is defined as one where two teams compete for 90 minutes and then Chicago qualifies for a semifinal

    And qualify Chicago did, though it took 90 scoreless minutes and a few well-sunk penalties. Claire and Sandra talk through the Red Stars early tactics, what did and did not work, who stepped up and who stepped wide, while also celebrating new Chicago history and a semifinal matchup against Sky Blue FC

    • 54 min
    "I've organized all my snacks, alphabetically" - A conversation with Hannah Davison and Kayla Sharples

    "I've organized all my snacks, alphabetically" - A conversation with Hannah Davison and Kayla Sharples

    Talking! to! Red! Stars!

    This week, Claire and Sandra catch up with Hannah Davison and Kayla Sharples to talk about smashing watermelons, week four in the bubble, doing the work, playoff soccer, team chemistry, and also: Chicago

    • 44 min
    Chicago v Utah: Challenge Cup Recap

    Chicago v Utah: Challenge Cup Recap

    We have a winner! The Red Stars got their first victory of 2020 this weekend, taking down the Utah Royals on a slam dunk of a Casey Short header. Sandra and Claire break down mental and physical fatigue, a rough first half, going direct, figuring it out, and not getting eighth. Enjoy!

    • 50 min

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