229 episodes

A soccer podcast from CBS Sports covering the NWSL, US Women's National Team and more. Attacking Third will bring you insider analysis, commentary, preview & recaps while tackling the biggest news stories from the sport you love. Hosts Sandra Herrera and Lisa Roman welcome a rotating cast of guests from former and current players for interviews and analysis. This is your podcast for the latest news and stories from the world of soccer.

Attacking Third: A CBS Sports Soccer Podcast CBS Sports, NWSL, USWNT, Soccer, Challenge Cup, World Cup Qualifiers, World Cup 2023, Alex Morgan

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    • 4.9 • 247 Ratings

A soccer podcast from CBS Sports covering the NWSL, US Women's National Team and more. Attacking Third will bring you insider analysis, commentary, preview & recaps while tackling the biggest news stories from the sport you love. Hosts Sandra Herrera and Lisa Roman welcome a rotating cast of guests from former and current players for interviews and analysis. This is your podcast for the latest news and stories from the world of soccer.

    USWNT v Haiti Concacaf W Championship Preview | Weekend Preview: NWSL is back after the international break (Soccer 7/1)

    USWNT v Haiti Concacaf W Championship Preview | Weekend Preview: NWSL is back after the international break (Soccer 7/1)

    Sandra Herrera and Lisa Roman preview the weekend slate of domestic and international matches. The NWSL returns to action after the international break and the league trade window has opened. They discuss the biggest trades and moves across the league and what this means for the clubs (4:00). Then, Sandra and Lisa run through the weekend slate of NWSL matches. With league play resuming during World Cup Qualifiers, most clubs are without their stars who are away for international duty - over 40 players will be absent over the next few weeks. This is a chance for players in the NWSL to get more minutes but also the biggest test of depth for the NWSL clubs (14:25).
    Sandra and Lisa preview the US Women's National Team's first match in the Concacaf W Championship against Haiti (31:39). They Tournament starts on Monday, July 4 and comes just five days after the USWNT second friendly vs Colombia. They preview the Haiti team, players to watch and how they could give the USA trouble. Then dive deep into the USWNT squad and assess how Vlatko Andonovski's team will do against Haiti.
    Full preview and analysis.
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    • 54 min
    CONCACAF W Championship Preview: Teams to watch in the Women's World Cup Qualifiers (Soccer 6/29)

    CONCACAF W Championship Preview: Teams to watch in the Women's World Cup Qualifiers (Soccer 6/29)

    Sandra Herrera, Lisa Roman and Lori Lindsey preview the Concacaf W Championship. They discuss the details of the tournament running from July 4-18, with four teams qualifying for the Women's World Cup in 2023 and two teams qualifying for the Summer Olympics in 2024. The tournament features 8 nations split into two groups. Group A features Olympic Medalists Canada, Costa Rica, Panama and Trinidad and Tobago. Group B features 2x Concacaf W Champions the USA, Mexico, Jamaica and Haiti. They discuss each of the teams, what this means for the federations, teams and players to watch as well as their dark horse of the tournament. Full preview and analysis.
    'Attacking Third' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts. 
    Follow the Attacking Third team on Twitter: @AttackingThird, @SandHerrera_, @LRoman32 Visit the Attacking Third YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/attackingthird You can listen to Attacking Third on your smart speakers! Simply say "Alexa, play the latest episode of the Attacking Third podcast" or "Hey Google, play the latest episode of the Attacking Third podcast."

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    • 37 min
    The USWNT Hour: USA vs Colombia Player Evaluations and Analysis with Danielle Slaton (Soccer 6/27)

    The USWNT Hour: USA vs Colombia Player Evaluations and Analysis with Danielle Slaton (Soccer 6/27)

    Lisa Roman welcomes Sandra Herrera and two former US Internationals Lori Lindsey and Danielle Slaton to the show. They group recaps the USWNT friendly from Saturday vs Colombia. They give their initial impressions of the squad as we get the first look at the World Cup Qualifying team in action. They assess the personelle, player rotation and the biggest thing MISSING from the first of two friendlies. Then, they look ahead to Tuesday's second match for the US and talk about what needs to change before then.

    'Attacking Third' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts. 
    Follow the Attacking Third team on Twitter: @AttackingThird, @SandHerrera_, @LRoman32 Visit the Attacking Third YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/attackingthird You can listen to Attacking Third on your smart speakers! Simply say "Alexa, play the latest episode of the Attacking Third podcast" or "Hey Google, play the latest episode of the Attacking Third podcast."

    For more soccer coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/soccer/
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    • 57 min
    Exclusive Interview: NWSL to the Bay Founding Members Aly Wagner and Brandi Chastain (Soccer 6/27)

    Exclusive Interview: NWSL to the Bay Founding Members Aly Wagner and Brandi Chastain (Soccer 6/27)

    Sandra Herrera and Lisa Roman welcome special guests Aly Wagner and Brandi Chastain to the show. Aly and Brandi are former USWNT players, Santa Clara Broncos and the newest founding members along with other USWNT legends Danielle Slaton and Leslie Osborne of the newest potential NWSL Expansion group in the San Francisco Bay Area. Brandi and Aly talk about why they chose the northern California area, what this specific group of women can bring to a new team and more. Plus, they pick which team THEY would like to play for in the NWSL today.
    'Attacking Third' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts. 
    Follow the Attacking Third team on Twitter: @AttackingThird, @SandHerrera_, @LRoman32 Visit the Attacking Third YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/attackingthird You can listen to Attacking Third on your smart speakers! Simply say "Alexa, play the latest episode of the Attacking Third podcast" or "Hey Google, play the latest episode of the Attacking Third podcast."

    For more soccer coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/soccer/
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    • 24 min
    USWNT vs Colombia Full Preview: Player Predictions, Game Analysis, Who will run the USA Midfield? (Soccer 6/24)

    USWNT vs Colombia Full Preview: Player Predictions, Game Analysis, Who will run the USA Midfield? (Soccer 6/24)

    Sandra Herrera and Lisa Roman welcome Lori Lindsey to the show to preview the USWNT Friendlies vs Colombia. They discuss the importance of the US playing two friendlies before heading to Mexico for the Women's World Cup Qualifiers in the Concacaf W Championship. Lori reflects on the importance of these lead-up matches as a player and what this could mean for player rotation during these two friendlies. Plus, they dive into the midfield tactics and what to expect from the USA against a midfield like Colombia. The conversation naturally turns to the defensive midfield six role and what we need to see from Andi Sullivan. Then, they each give their player predictions as to which players they want to see show up be and have a great handful of matches. Full preview, analysis and more.

    'Attacking Third' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts. 
    Follow the Attacking Third team on Twitter: @AttackingThird, @SandHerrera_, @LRoman32 Visit the Attacking Third YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/attackingthird You can listen to Attacking Third on your smart speakers! Simply say "Alexa, play the latest episode of the Attacking Third podcast" or "Hey Google, play the latest episode of the Attacking Third podcast."

    For more soccer coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/soccer/
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    • 42 min
    USA vs Colombia Preview: Former Colombian International Melissa Ortiz preview the USWNT vs Colombia Friendly (Soccer 6/22)

    USA vs Colombia Preview: Former Colombian International Melissa Ortiz preview the USWNT vs Colombia Friendly (Soccer 6/22)

    Sandra Herrera and Lisa Roman welcome former Colombian international Melissa Ortiz to the show to preview the USWNT friendly vs Colombia. Melissa talks about being a Colombian-American and her first time playing against the United States Women's National Team and how much experience and growth it gives to the players and the federations to compete in these friendlies. Melissa gives insight into the Colombian roster pointing out the biggest names to watch from their biggest players Catalina Usme and Leicy Santos to the young scorer Linda Caicedo, and the Colombian-Americas in Elexa Marie Bahr and Angela Barón.
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    'Attacking Third' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox and wherever else you listen to podcasts. 
    Follow the Attacking Third team on Twitter: @AttackingThird, @SandHerrera_, @LRoman32 Visit the Attacking Third YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/attackingthird You can listen to Attacking Third on your smart speakers! Simply say "Alexa, play the latest episode of the Attacking Third podcast" or "Hey Google, play the latest episode of the Attacking Third podcast."

    For more soccer coverage from CBS Sports, visit https://www.cbssports.com/soccer/
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    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
247 Ratings

247 Ratings

Juan Arturo Vargas ,

Love these gals!

I can't get enough of Lisa and Sandra! I love how they attempt to make sense of this league that never seems to go as one thinks. Great hosts and interviewers! Keep up the great work!!

@agoodjuan

SLP Bloomington ,

Vague character criticism with no additional info

Seems irresponsible and unprofessional. Tell us or don’t mention it.

Decumaria ,

Fear Vlatko

Lisa and Lori, love the USWNT segments. Please reassure me that Vlatko knows what he’s doing. I’ve seen no indication that he does. I fear that he hasn’t a clue how to use our top US players who should form the best team in the world. But without a plan and proper coaching they’ll fail and he’ll claim unfamiliarity. Not enough time to gel. And other such nonsense. If our talented players fail, it’s down to him.

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