7 episodes

Two ex-players discuss and dissect the latest in the world of women's soccer—sharing their unfiltered opinions on the NWSL, USWNT, and top news from around the world. We laugh. We argue. We have fun. You're in for a good time.

Follow on Twitter @4StarNationPod to send in any questions or comments.

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    • 4.6 • 11 Ratings

Two ex-players discuss and dissect the latest in the world of women's soccer—sharing their unfiltered opinions on the NWSL, USWNT, and top news from around the world. We laugh. We argue. We have fun. You're in for a good time.

Follow on Twitter @4StarNationPod to send in any questions or comments.

    Episode 07: NWSL Challenge Cup Game Day #1

    Episode 07: NWSL Challenge Cup Game Day #1

    On Episode 07, we rejoice after Game Day #1 and some great soccer. We talk about both the NCCvPOR and WASvCHI games and how we think they went, what players stood out, and who we hope will step it up in the weeks to come. We also briefly discuss the sociopolitical context of the leagues return and what that means for the players, fans, and NWSL organization.

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    7:00: North Carolina Courage vs Portland Thorns

    19:15: Chicago Red Stars vs Washington Spirit



    2020 NWSL Challenge Cup anthem update

    • 35 min
    Episode 06: NWSL Challenge Cup

    Episode 06: NWSL Challenge Cup

    On Episode 06, SOCCER IS BACK! We dive into the first set of games for each team during the inaugural NWSL Challenge Cup. Megan and Bill talk about changes from the offseason, impact players we have our eyes on, and what we think starting lineups may look like for each team. We wrap up with some team rankings (one of which has North Carolina Courage in last!!!) and listen as Bill puts a lot of pressure on the league rookies. 

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    8:00: North Carolina Courage vs Portland Thorns

    13:42: Chicago Red Stars vs Washington Spirit

    20:00: Houston Dash vs Utah Royals

    24:30: Sky Blue FC vs OL Reign

    Note: We forgot the Utah Royals kits! Can't even believe it. They get 2nd because the mountain design is dope.



    Correction: Ashley Sanchez declared for the 2020 NWSL Draft as a junior at UCLA, not as a sophomore. 

    • 43 min
    Episode 05: USWNT vs. USSF Lawsuit

    Episode 05: USWNT vs. USSF Lawsuit

    On Episode 05, we bring on a special guest, lawyer and soccer journalist Greg McKay, to chat about the latest events in the USWNT's ongoing lawsuit against the US Soccer Federation. Greg provides a quick overview about the different pieces of the lawsuit, what the latest decisions mean, and why this lawsuit isn't as straight forward as we may think it should be. At the end, we answer a couple listener questions for the first time! 

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    Follow Greg on Twitter (@Greg__McKay) and read his latest about the lawsuit at First Touch Online:

    https://www.firsttouchonline.com/usa-women-continue-to-fight-for-a-level-playing-field/



    Disclaimer: Due to learning how to podcast via video conference, we are aware Bill's sound during the main segment isn't as crystal clear as our past episodes. Please know that this has already been addressed for future episodes. Apologies and thanks for listening!

    • 43 min
    Episode 04: SheBelieves Cup Preview

    Episode 04: SheBelieves Cup Preview

    On Episode 04, we get pumped for the upcoming SheBelieves Cup now in its fifth year with Spain, England, and Japan coming to face-off in a round-robin tournament against the USWNT. We preview each team's roster and players to watch out for as everyone's eyes are firmly set on the Olympics (sorry, Spain!). 

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    HAO takes down the man

    https://twitter.com/zac13_/status/1228782193943531520



    Meg Linehan breaks down USWNT/USSF filings

    https://twitter.com/itsmeglinehan/status/1230697208380452865



    Rose Lavelle does Millie Bright dirty aka the nutmeg heard 'round the world

    https://twitter.com/FOXSoccer/status/1146133565110800384

    • 39 min
    Episode 03: Olympic Qualifying Finishes Up, Vlatko Rubric Revisited

    Episode 03: Olympic Qualifying Finishes Up, Vlatko Rubric Revisited

    On Episode 03, we celebrate the end of the CONCACAF Olympic Qualifiers with a USA victory! We review the USWNT's performance during the semis and finals and talk about key tournament takeaways for the players and Coach Vlatko moving forward. 

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    Interview with Julie Neville

    https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/showbiz-news/phil-never-even-made-drink-17673807

    Tancredi Head Stomps Lloyd

    https://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/olympics-fourth-place-medal/canada-melissa-tancredi-got-away-stomping-carli-lloyd-173222381--oly.html

    7-Month Pregnant Morgan Trains 

    https://twitter.com/alexmorgan13/status/1224484038770999296

    • 45 min
    Episode 02: Olympic Qualifying Week One Recap

    Episode 02: Olympic Qualifying Week One Recap

    On Episode 02, we're looking back at the first two games for  teams of the CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Tournament, focusing on highlights from each game. We'll go in depth for the USWNT's matches and take a look at what went well and what didn't—all leading up to exciting last games of group play and the semis and finals this week. And make sure you stick around for "Convince Me Otherwise," you won't believe what Bill's saying this week!

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    CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying schedule:

    https://www.concacaf.com/en/olympics-qualifying-women/schedule-results#tab_team=rounds

    Kim McCauley for SB Nation:

    https://www.sbnation.com/soccer/2020/1/29/21113193/carli-lloyd-uswnt-olympics-qualifying

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

draoi22 ,

Great Content; Passionate Hosts

I really enjoyed this podcast! It was nice to listen to non-journalists talk about the game a bit—I thought it was a different perspective. They seemed super knowledgeable/did their research and it was super easy to digest. Plus, I liked their banter back and forth. Definitely had better rapport than some others I’ve heard. Will keep listening!

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Ignores reality

What is the point of a podcast grounded in bias and argues in bad faith?

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