16 episodes

Welcome to Football Americana, a 90min podcast that explores the weird, wild, and (sometimes) wonderful world of American soccer. Former USWNT defender, NWSL Players’ Association founder, and interim general manager of Gotham FC, Yael Averbuch West will talk to characters from around the United States’ soccer landscape with the goal of identifying what American soccer culture is, how it came together, and where it’s headed.

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Welcome to Football Americana, a 90min podcast that explores the weird, wild, and (sometimes) wonderful world of American soccer. Former USWNT defender, NWSL Players’ Association founder, and interim general manager of Gotham FC, Yael Averbuch West will talk to characters from around the United States’ soccer landscape with the goal of identifying what American soccer culture is, how it came together, and where it’s headed.

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    Episode 8: Vlatko Andonovski | Football Americana

    Episode 8: Vlatko Andonovski | Football Americana

    For the last episode of the season, Yael Averbuch West hosted none other than USWNT head coach Vlatko Andonovski. The two discussed what it takes to build a roster ahead of international tournaments, and the growth of women’s football worldwide. 
    Andonovski also revealed the pressure that comes with leading the greatest women’s national team in the world at the moment, as other countries step it up. Stay tuned for the season finale. 




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    • 38 min
    Episode 7: Christian Fuchs | Football Americana

    Episode 7: Christian Fuchs | Football Americana

    Yael Averbuch West hosted none other than Christian Fuchs for the latest episode of Football Americana. The Charlotte FC captain provided insight into the creation of Major League Soccer’s newest expansion team, and bringing European culture into the American side. 

    The Premier League winner also revealed his future aspirations, hinting at a potential career at coaching once he hangs up his boots. Tune in to hear it all from Christian Fuchs.


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    • 37 min
    Episode 6: Becky Sauerbrunn | Football Americana

    Episode 6: Becky Sauerbrunn | Football Americana

    Yael Averbuch West hosts Portland Thorns and USWNT figure Becky Sauerbrunn for the latest episode of Football Americana. The iconic player revealed her take on the future of the NWSL and which players she thinks will become revolutionary. 

    Sauerburnn also explained the CBA, and the impact it may have on future players everywhere. Tune in to hear the latest on US sports. 


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    • 28 min
    Episode 5: Walker Zimmerman | Football Americana

    Episode 5: Walker Zimmerman | Football Americana

    Yael Averbuch West welcomed USMNT and Nashville SC Designated Player Walker Zimmerman for this week’s episode to discuss all things American soccer.

    As the World Cup fast approaches, the defender revealed what's going on behind the scenes at USMNT camps and what each player is doing to prepare mentally for the international tournament.

    Zimmerman also spoke on the revolutionary CBA agreed upon by the US national teams and US Soccer, giving the USMNT’s side and perspective as the historic procedure went down. Tune in for the latest.


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    • 32 min
    Episode 4: Ali Krieger & Ashlyn Harris | Football Americana

    Episode 4: Ali Krieger & Ashlyn Harris | Football Americana

    Yael Averbuch West hosted Gotham FC duo Ashlyn Harris and Ali Krieger on the latest episode of Football Americana. The two opened up about their journeys to the NWSL, before diving in on what it’s like  representing the same team and winning the World Cup as a married couple.

    Harris and Krieger shared their unique perspective into work-life balance, addressing the pressures of women in sports in relation to motherhood. Tune in for a special episode of Football Americana.


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    • 52 min
    Episode 3: Julian Araujo | Football Americana

    Episode 3: Julian Araujo | Football Americana

    Yael Averbuch West hosted LA Galaxy figure Julian Araujo for episode 9 of Football Americana on all things football. With a unique upbringing, Araujo highlighted his challenging journey to Major League Soccer before revealing any future aspirations of playing abroad.

    As a Mexican-American, the right back delved into what it was like featuring for the USMNT before opting for FIFA’s one time switch option to represent Mexico and play among figures he grew up watching. Tune into the latest to hear Araujo’s journey as he becomes the MLS’ player to watch.


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    • 33 min

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