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Join Jen Cooper, the Keeper, as she breaks down all of exciting happenings in women's soccer across America!

    The Mixxed Zone: Challenge Cup 2020

    The Mixxed Zone: Challenge Cup 2020

    In episode #296, Jen “The Keeper” Cooper wraps up NWSL Challenge Cup 2020 coverage with an extra-large episode featuring three chats.

    First, Jen chats with Challenge Cup 2020 champ Katie Naughton of the Houston Dash about her experience living in the bubble in Utah. Naughton also discusses playing against her former club in the championship game.

    Then Jen speaks at length with Equalizer Soccer’s Dan Lauletta about the semifinal and final performances, the overall success of the Challenge Cup, and what’s next for the league. The two also talk a little about expansion markets Louisville and Los Angeles.

    And the Challenge Cup 2020 episode concludes with a chat with sideline reporter Marisa Pilla. She shares a few stories of her time in the NWSL bubble and on-site at the games.

    In this week’s “Jensplaining” segment, Jen talks about why NWSL fans should consider CBS to be a sponsor of the league just like Secret, Budweiser, Google, etc.

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    Got a question or comment for the Jensplainer? Or any feedback about The Mixxed Zone podcast? Email your question or comments to keeper@keepernotes.com.

     



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    ABOUT KEEPER NOTES

    Founded by Jen Cooper, Keeper Notes has been spreading the love for the beautiful game since 2002, in Houston and beyond. The Mixxed Zone has been covering women’s soccer (primarily NWSL and USWNT) since 2014. Check out more of the Keeper’s great content and “WoSo Nerd” resources at KeeperNotes.com. You can follow Keeper Notes on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

    And check out the Keeper Notes NWSL Almanac, the 350-page comprehensive guide to the first seven seasons of NWSL (2013-2019). You can’t get this info all in one place anywhere else! The almanac is available in both PDF and print format. ALSO AVAILABLE – a Houston Dash almanac!

    • 1 hr 24 min
    The Mixxed Zone: The Knockout Round

    The Mixxed Zone: The Knockout Round

    In episode #295, Jen “The Keeper” Cooper prepares for the knockout round of the NWSL Challenge Cup with two chats focuses on the final first-round games.

    First, Jen chats with Jason Anderson of BlackAndRedUnited.com about the performance of the Washington Spirit. The young club grabbed the 2nd seed in the NWSL Challenge Cup knockout round, but will have to adjust their tactics after losing Andi Sullivan to a meniscus injury. Jen also asked Jason for his quarterfinal predictions for all four matchups.

    Then Jen speaks with KeeperNotes.com reporter Grant Wiedenfeld about his experience on-site for several Challenge Cup games at Zions Bank Stadium in Utah. He also reviews the Houston Dash games against Sky Blue and Washington, and offers his picks for the MVP and Golden Glove winners of the first round.

    In this week’s “Jensplaining” segment, Jen reviews the Challenge Cup knockout round rules, specifically PK shootouts.

    EMAIL THE KEEPER

    Got a question or comment for the Jensplainer? Or any feedback about The Mixxed Zone podcast? Email your question or comments to keeper@keepernotes.com.

     



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    * The Beautiful Game Network

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    * Icarus FC





     

    ABOUT KEEPER NOTES

    Founded by Jen Cooper, Keeper Notes has been spreading the love for the beautiful game since 2002, in Houston and beyond. The Mixxed Zone has been covering women’s soccer (primarily NWSL and USWNT) since 2014. Check out more of the Keeper’s great content and “WoSo Nerd” resources at KeeperNotes.com. You can follow Keeper Notes on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

    And check out the Keeper Notes NWSL Almanac, the 350-page comprehensive guide to the first seven seasons of NWSL (2013-2019). You can’t get this info all in one place anywhere else! The almanac is available in both PDF and print format. ALSO AVAILABLE – a Houston Dash almanac!

    • 56 min
    The Mixxed Zone: Challenge Cup & World Cup

    The Mixxed Zone: Challenge Cup & World Cup

    In this “super-sized” episode #294, Jen “The Keeper” Cooper discusses Challenge Cup action, Colombia’s Women’s World Cup bid and a new WoSo book by Beau Dure.

    First off, Jen chats with John Halloran of Equalizer Soccer about a lot of the recent NWSL Challenge Cup action, focusing primarily on the performances of the Chicago Red Stars, the Houston Dash and the Washington Spirit.

    Then Jen talks (and also sometimes rants) with Brenda Elsey of the Burn It All Down podcast about the problems surrounding the public perceptions and media treatment of Colombia’s recent bid for the 2023 Women’s World Cup.

    Finally, Jen hears from longtime women’s soccer reporter Beau Dure about his latest book, “2012, The Year That Saved Women’s Soccer.” It’s available in paperback and also Kindle format. Several current and former NWSL players were interviewed for the book.

    There is no “Jensplaining” segment this week, but look for the segment to return next week!

    EMAIL THE KEEPER

    Got a question or comment for the Jensplainer? Or feedback about The Mixxed Zone podcast? Email your question or comments to keeper@keepernotes.com.

     



    Check out our sponsors:



    * The Beautiful Game Network

    * Ruffneck Scarves

    * Icarus FC





     

    ABOUT KEEPER NOTES

    Founded by Jen Cooper, Keeper Notes has been spreading the love for the beautiful game since 2002, in Houston and beyond. The Mixxed Zone has been covering women’s soccer (primarily NWSL and USWNT) since 2014. Check out more of the Keeper’s great content and “WoSo Nerd” resources at KeeperNotes.com. You can follow Keeper Notes on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

    And check out the Keeper Notes NWSL Almanac, the 350-page comprehensive guide to the first seven seasons of NWSL (2013-2019). You can’t get this info all in one place anywhere else! The almanac is available in both PDF and print format. NOW AVAILABLE – a Houston Dash almanac!

    • 1 hr 24 min
    The Mixxed Zone: NWSL Challenge Cup opener

    The Mixxed Zone: NWSL Challenge Cup opener

    In episode #293, Jen “The Keeper” Cooper previews theNWSL Challenge Cup opener. The North Carolina Courage and the Portland Thorns, both two-time NWSL champions, face off on Saturday, June 27 at 11:30 am CT (10:30 am local time) in Utah. The game will air live on CBS, CBS All-Access and Twitch (outside USA & Canada).

    In the first segment, Jen chats with Neil Morris of WRALsportsfan.com about defending champ North Carolina Courage. The 3-time NWSL Shield winner heads into the NWSL Challenge Cup with the least roster turnover among all the teams.

    Then Jen talks with Tyler Nguyen of Rose City Review about the Portland Thorns roster for the NWSL Challenge Cup. Nguyen highlights several younger, unheralded players who are expected to make a big impact for the Thorns in Utah.

    Also in this episode is another “Jensplaining” segment. This week Jen reviews the roster rules and tiebreaker procedures for the NWSL Challenge Cup.

     

    EMAIL THE KEEPER

    Got a question or comment for the Jensplainer? Or feedback about The Mixxed Zone podcast? Email your question or comments to keeper@keepernotes.com.

     



    Check out our sponsors:



    * The Beautiful Game Network

    * Ruffneck Scarves

    * Icarus FC





     

    ABOUT KEEPER NOTES

    Founded by Jen Cooper, Keeper Notes has been spreading the love for the beautiful game since 2002, in Houston and beyond. The Mixxed Zone has been covering women’s soccer (primarily NWSL and USWNT) since 2014. Check out more of the Keeper’s great content and “WoSo Nerd” resources at KeeperNotes.com. You can follow Keeper Notes on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

    And check out the Keeper Notes NWSL Almanac, the 350-page comprehensive guide to the first seven seasons of NWSL (2013-2019). You can’t get this info all in one place anywhere else! The almanac is available in both PDF and print format. NOW AVAILABLE – a Houston Dash almanac!

    • 1 hr 5 min
    The Mixxed Zone: Australia’s joint WWC bid

    The Mixxed Zone: Australia’s joint WWC bid

    In episode #292, Jen “The Keeper” Cooper gets the Aussie perspective on Australia’s joint WWC bid with New Zealand, and also gets a Canada coaching update.

    In the first chat, Jen talks with Australian referee and soccer activist Catherine Grace about Australia’s joint WWC bid with New Zealnd. They also delve into the reasons behind the “exodus” of Matildas from NWSL this year.

    Then Jen catches up with Canadian soccer journalist Harjeet Johal about the recent announcment that head coach Kenneth Heiner-Moller is stepping down. The two also chat about Canadian players to watch for in the upcoming NWSL Challenge Cup.

    Also in this episode is another “Jensplaining” segment. This week Jen does a little jensplaining on a non-soccer topic.

    Got a question or comment for the Jensplainer? Or feedback about The Mixxed Zone podcast? Email your question or comments to keeper@keepernotes.com.



    Check out our sponsors:



    * The Beautiful Game Network

    * Ruffneck Scarves

    * Icarus FC





    Founded by Jen Cooper, Keeper Notes has been spreading the love for the beautiful game since 2002, in Houston and beyond. The Mixxed Zone has been covering women’s soccer (primarily NWSL and USWNT) since 2014. Check out more of the Keeper’s great content and “WoSo Nerd” resources at KeeperNotes.com. You can follow Keeper Notes on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Also, follow The Mixxed Zone on Twitter.

    And check out the Keeper Notes NWSL Almanac, the 350-page comprehensive guide to the first seven seasons of NWSL (2013-2019). You can’t get this info all in one place anywhere else! The almanac is available in both PDF and print format. NOW AVAILABLE FOR ORDER – a Houston Dash almanac!

    • 1 hr 11 min
    The Mixxed Zone: NWSL Challenge Cup, Part II

    The Mixxed Zone: NWSL Challenge Cup, Part II

    In episode #291, Jen “The Keeper” Cooper continues the discussion of the upcoming NWSL Challenge Cup, this time with Dan Lauletta of Equalizer Soccer.

    In the first segment, Jen and Dan talk about the events of the past week as they relate to women’s soccer. Then the pair discuss the live draw for the NWSL Challenge Cup on CBS HQ and the official odds published for each club.

    Then, in the second segment, the pair review the first round matchups, the general format of the tourney and the possibility that some national teamers might not participate.

    Also in this episode is another “Jensplaining” segment. This week Jen reviews the potential tiebreaker procedures for the NWSL Challenge Cup.

    Got a question or comment for the Jensplainer? Or feedback about The Mixxed Zone podcast? Email your question or comments to keeper@keepernotes.com.



    Check out our sponsors:



    * The Beautiful Game Network

    * Ruffneck Scarves

    * Icarus FC





    Founded by Jen Cooper, Keeper Notes has been spreading the love for the beautiful game since 2002, in Houston and beyond. The Mixxed Zone has been covering women’s soccer (primarily NWSL and USWNT) since 2014. Check out more of the Keeper’s great content and “WoSo Nerd” resources at KeeperNotes.com. You can follow Keeper Notes on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Also, follow The Mixxed Zone on Twitter.

    And check out the Keeper Notes NWSL Almanac, the 350-page comprehensive guide to the first seven seasons of NWSL (2013-2019). You can’t get this info all in one place anywhere else! The almanac is available in both PDF and print format. NOW AVAILABLE FOR ORDER – a Houston Dash almanac!

    • 55 min

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