30 episodes

Full Time with Meg Linehan is a weekly soccer podcast expanding The Athletic’s coverage of the U.S. women’s national team, the National Women’s Soccer League, and the larger world of international soccer. Meg tackles the culture, context, and conversations about the sport here in America and beyond, with help from fellow writers and insiders from all corners of the game.

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Full Time with Meg Linehan is a weekly soccer podcast expanding The Athletic’s coverage of the U.S. women’s national team, the National Women’s Soccer League, and the larger world of international soccer. Meg tackles the culture, context, and conversations about the sport here in America and beyond, with help from fellow writers and insiders from all corners of the game.

    Game On, 2021

    Game On, 2021

    We’re right back into the swing of things in the women’s soccer world. First, Heather O’Reilly joins the show to discuss the first match of 2021 for the USWNT and the state of the team while they prepare for the Olympics, then Jessica McDonald of the North Carolina Courage discusses a new partnership and what’s in store for her year ahead.

    Follow Heather O’Reilly on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heatheroreilly/

    Follow Jessica McDonald on Twitter: https://twitter.com/J_Mac1422

    For more on Soccer Resilience: https://soccerresilience.com/

    Follow Diaspora United Podcast on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DiasporaUtdPod

    Why Becky Sauerbrunn was a perfect choice for USWNT captain: https://theathletic.com/2330698/

    For more on Full Time with Meg Linehan: https://fulltimepod.com
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    • 46 min
    2021 NWSL Draft Breakdown: Picks, Fits, Trades and Timeouts

    2021 NWSL Draft Breakdown: Picks, Fits, Trades and Timeouts

    After an extremely busy week in the NWSL and the USWNT full of news, Meg is here with a full breakdown of the 2021 NWSL Draft. First, No. 3 overall pick Brianna Pinto joins Full Time to discuss her decision to declare early and make the leap to the pros and her reaction to being drafted by Sky Blue FC. Then, former USWNT player and analyst Lori Lindsey is back to discuss the adjustment to a virtual draft, which teams had the best night, which teams have more work to do and more.

    For more on Full Time with Meg Linehan: https://fulltimepod.com

    Follow Brianna Pinto on Twitter: https://twitter.com/b_pinto9

    Follow Lori Lindsey on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LoriLindsey6

    For more NWSL coverage: https://theathletic.com/nwsl/

    For more USWNT coverage: https://theathletic.com/team/uswnt/

    Watch Megan Rapinoe’s press conference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zv30fjgAJXU
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    • 1 hr 27 min
    Getting Off the Bench

    Getting Off the Bench

    Full Time is back for 2021! The January camp roster is in for the USWNT, and Meg kicks the year off with writer and activist Shireen Ahmed to discuss how sports (and women’s sports in particular) can be drivers of change, the state of the Canada women’s national team, and plenty more. 

    For more on Full Time with Meg Linehan: https://fulltimepod.com

    Read “After an agonizing year, sport must be a vehicle for change in 2021” by Shireen Ahmed: https://www.tsn.ca/shireen-ahmed-after-an-agonizing-year-sport-must-be-a-vehicle-for-change-in-2021-1.1570552

    Follow Shireen on Twitter: https://twitter.com/_shireenahmed_

    Read “Inside the WNBA’s evolution from a league of activists to organizers” by Chantel Jennings: https://theathletic.com/2137508/
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Goodbye, 2020

    Goodbye, 2020

    An all-Meg edition of Full Time to close out 2020 — with a look back at the year and the major storylines, and then tackling your questions in our second attempt at a listener mailbag. Thank you for listening to Full Time with Meg Linehan in 2020, thank you for making us a Best of 2020 selection at The Athletic, and we’ll see you again in 2021.

    Ask a question/provide some 2020/2021 feedback: https://forms.gle/pxgaHrQzwpfEvtex9

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    • 1 hr
    There and Back Again

    There and Back Again

    This week, Full Time is breaking down the giant NWSL news of the relocation of Utah Royals FC to Kansas City, from the perspective of both markets. Chris Kamrani of The Athletic joins from Utah to walk through our reporting on the Royals and Utah Soccer Holdings, including what comes next and the potential for the team to return in 2023. Then, Blue Crew media director Danielle Russell gives the Kansas City perspective, with a look back at 2017 and the journey to a second chance at a NWSL team.

    Follow Chris Kamrani on Twitter: https://twitter.com/chriskamrani

    Read the latest reporting on Utah at The Athletic: https://theathletic.com/2247321/

    Read the Q&A with Angie and Chris Long: https://theathletic.com/2247699/

    Follow the Blue Crew: https://twitter.com/kcbluecrew
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    A Tale of Two Midfields

    A Tale of Two Midfields

    First, Brooks Peck of The Athletic joins Full Time to fully break down The Year of Kristie Mewis after her return to the USWNT and goal against the Netherlands. Then, Arianna Scavetti of Lyon Offside helps break down just what is happening with the France national team as the conflict between captain Amandine Henry and head coach Corinne Diacre elevates in a public fashion.

    Follow Brooks on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrooksDT

    Read Brooks on Kristie Mewis during the Challenge Cup: https://theathletic.com/1955627/

    And read Brooks on Kristie Mewis, USWNT goalscorer: https://theathletic.com/2225800/

    Follow Arianna on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AScavs

    Find her work at Lyon Offside: https://lyonoffside.com/author/ascavetti/
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    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
503 Ratings

503 Ratings

coolcat765324 ,

Amazing Podcast

Meg does a great job (as always) curating interesting and relevant women’s soccer info into one cool podcast. a must listen

Gygdhbugegbdt ,

A more knowledgeable soccer fan

Listening to Full Time has made me a much more knowledgeable soccer fan, not just a women’s soccer fan. Meg is a great interviewer and really gets her guests to open up. Is essential for any USMNT and NWSL fan, especially for those looking to learn more about women’s soccer in the United States.

hoyas21 ,

Insightful, interesting, awesome coverage

Super insightful and fun to listen to - Meg manages to be succinct while still going in depth on interesting stuff that we all care about as women’s soccer fans. Something I look forward to each week. Thanks Meg!

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