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A podcast that centers Black women in the global game.

Diaspora United Diaspora United

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    • 4.9 • 106 Ratings

A podcast that centers Black women in the global game.

    UWCL, WSL, NWSL, USWNT, and Syd Leroux Supremacy

    UWCL, WSL, NWSL, USWNT, and Syd Leroux Supremacy

    The soccer never stops so Courtney & André do their best to keep you up to date on what to look for in Europe and the Americas. We start out by discussing the UWCL draw that just dropped, and pick some of the matchups we're looking to the most. We then check-in on the WSL where Hope Powell's Brighton continues to impress while Gareth Taylor's Manchester City does the opposite. Then we stop in France to shoutout some favs, including Yung Gawd Catarina Macario!

    After that we hop to the NWSL to review the latest slate of games, including The Baby getting the Thorns their first regular season win in North Carolina, Casey Krueger rescuing points for the Red Stars (plus more Sarah Gorden supremacy), and we remain in absolute awe at every note of the SYD LEROUX REVENGE TOUR.

    Then we turn our attention to the international break to review the USWNT squad and note key World Cup Qualifiers for France and England, plus two-legged "friendlies" between Brazil and Argentina (seriously, if you have a link, slide it to us). We also beg Vlatko to actually field a good USWNT lineup.

    In Heated & Hyped Courtney is annoyed at USMNT ticket prices and USSF's thin excuses for them while André is upset at one-night-only Washington Spirit Insider, The Rooster. We close on a high note though, while André is hyped for Emma Raducanu going on another incredible run in her second major event and winning it all, Courtney blesses us with a delightful surprise that will improve your day by at least 37%.

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    • 1 hr 14 min
    "The NWSL got dragged internationally."

    "The NWSL got dragged internationally."

    Anti-Black technical difficulties couldn't stop us! We sat down for the second time this week and STILL had plenty to say, plus we added some new topics cause the news, football, drama, and as Ben Olsen would call it, "noise", never stops!

    Courtney & André start the pod with a review of European national squads, key matches and top performers, plus we ask the question 'Is Catarina Macario good?'. Then we jump to the NWSL to run through scores, highlight some performances, and Courtney breaks down Gotham's attack with and without Midge (hint: MidgeVP)!

    Then after a break we get into the mess. We talk about how messy the NWSL Expansion Draft will likely be, then we turn to the absolute mess that is the Washington Spirit and that Ben Olsen interview. We wrap up by discussing the massive L that didn't need to be an L, the announcement of a 9am kickoff for the league's penultimate match, and the international dragging that ensued. We offer some solutions and, again, hope the league is listening.

    Then we roll into Heated & Hyped, where Courtney has some words for Mr. Serena Williams and André is hype about two young tennis stars killin it at the U.S. Open. Please listen, subscribe, rate and review – we appreciate y'all!

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    • 1 hr 24 min
    [Insert Black Ass Title Here], w/ Shea Butter FC (part 1)

    [Insert Black Ass Title Here], w/ Shea Butter FC (part 1)

    ~ C R O S S O V E R    P O D ~

    Between coaches getting the boot, owners actin up, Black players being disrespected, plus actual games, there was just too much to talk about by ourselves. So we linked up with the homies at Shea Butter FC for another crossover pod!

    In Part 1 we rundown the latest NWSL scores, then Skye and Sylvs tell us what a Cascadia Rivalry is like in-person, and how dope it was to see them play at Lumen Field. Then we get COACH STITH's notes from the Gotham vs Orlando match, plus her overall read on a suddenly turbulent season and the new coaching hires.

    We also get into Washington Spirit ownership falling on their face (again), look ahead to the start of the WSL season (the three Chelsea supporters take a break to have a little therapy sesh), then hear Shea Butter FC's superlatives of the week. We wrap it all up with a roundtable of what's got us heated and what's got us hyped!

    Please listen, share, rate, review and subscribe! Make sure you're following, subscribing and listening to Shea Butter FC for their content, and for the full crossover experience!

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    WICC, AD to KC, ACFC and CP23

    WICC, AD to KC, ACFC and CP23

    The news be newsin y'all! We dropped an episode last week, but so much has happened that it feels like it's been weeks since we hopped on the mics! So Courtney & André broke from their usual flow to dive into NWSL regular season results first, including Courtney's take on what happened to Gotham in their 3-2 loss to Reign and André's reaction to Ashley Sanchez's match-winning B A N G E R. We also take a moment to tell you why you should attend an NWSL game if you have a chance.

    Then we get into all the news! We recap The Women's Cup (JORIAN!) and WICC (THE BABY!) tournaments, talk about AD to KC, and about ACFC transitioning from startup to actual football team. Courtney talks about the feeling of losing Freya Coombe to ACFC but faith in interim GM Yael Averbuch-West. And of course, we talk about the homecoming queen, Christen Press returning to L.A. as Angel City's first player. Nike, we ain't playin, triple your stock, then double it, and triple it again!

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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Listen to us, NWSL (w/ Douglas Reyes-Ceron)

    Listen to us, NWSL (w/ Douglas Reyes-Ceron)

    We had to get into it y'all. The NWSL refuses to get it, so we decided to help in our own special way.

    First, Courtney & André start the episode with some quick news and notes, then Courtney runs through the latest NWSL results, including a breakdown of Gotham FC's shiny new 3-5-2 formation (also #FREECUDJOE). Then we welcome Douglas Reyes-Ceron, co-founder of Rose Room Collective, an independent supporter group for the Washington Spirit and D.C. United by, and for, people of color. We delve into Richie Burke's reassigning/firing/suspension in the wake of more revelations of verbal abuse, the coverup attempted by prominent members of the front office, and what must happen if the club is serious about shifting the culture away from what it has become.

    Then we broaden the scope and discuss the NWSL as a whole. With CBA negotiations underway, we talk about the league's flawed approach, massive blind spots, and how this is a crossroads moment for the league – and its ultimate survival. We also identify steps the league can immediately take to improve, such as protecting players through actual vetting and accountability measures, paying living wages, identifying their true fanbase by engaging with and listening to supporters' groups, understanding that the league doesn't have a monopoly on women's soccer and isn't entitled to the labor of its players, and following the blueprint the WNBA and WNBPA have already created.

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    • 1 hr 12 min
    The Diaspora is Pleased

    The Diaspora is Pleased

    Whew, we had A LOT to cover! Courtney & André reflect on the Bronze and Gold medal matches of the Olympics. Courtney shares her conspiracy theory on what happened to Abby Dahlkemper and we break down a CONCACAF masterclass by Canadian goalkeeper Steph Labbé, plus the straight up ice in Deanne Rose's veins.

    Then we review the weekend's NWSL matches, including dispatches from matches we covered live. Courtney dishes on Gotham FC vs. North Carolina Courage, and André goes in on Segra Field again before recapping Washington Spirit vs. Portland Thorns. They also seek to answer whether this is finally The Real OL Reign, give a shoutout to a match with all Diaspora scorers, and talk about the dangerous refereeing in Chicago Red Stars vs. Orlando Pride.

    They finish up with their newest segment: Heated and Hyped! Get into it y'all!

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    • 1 hr 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
106 Ratings

106 Ratings

Daemonic Horde ,

Best Women’s Soccer Coverage

Started listening after the Burn It All Down interview with both hosts. Interest in women’s soccer pealing due to my hometown getting a team next year (go San Diego!). Thank you for creating a podcast like this 🙌🏼

Decumaria ,

Best women’s football podcast

Insightful analysis of women’s football both international and NWSL. Astute match reviews, player stats, NWSL politics. Go Blues!

Fix Force Close ,

Theme Song Goes So Hard

The crossover episode with Shea Butter FC was so dope. Great way for me to start my day. Can’t get such high level coverage of the women’s game on other soccer podcasts (I’ve tried). Followed Courtney from her guest appearance on Burn It All Down and have 0 regrets. Y’all are alright for Chelsea fans…. Go MUFC! Go NCC! All hail Crystal Dunn!

P.S. You did not have to go that hard on the theme music but I’ll glad you did!

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