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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.

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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.

    A Very Strange October Ahead

    A Very Strange October Ahead

    Steph Yang is back! There’s a ton to cover since the last time she was on the show, from the congested NWSL table and race to the playoffs (plus a celebration of the wild 4-3 Spirit vs. Wave match) to the USWNT friendlies against Nigeria, and their upcoming ones against England, Spain and Germany, to the expected investigation report from Sally Yates.
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    On The Road: The USWNT in D.C. Edition

    On The Road: The USWNT in D.C. Edition

    The USWNT won back-to-back games against Nigeria in Kansas City and Washington D.C. This week, we’re going to the mixed zone and press conference at Audi Field to not just get some questions in about the soccer, but the big event of the USWNT and USMNT collective bargaining agreements being signed on the field with U.S. Soccer, featuring Becky Sauerbrunn, Megan Rapinoe, Sam Coffey, Cindy Parlow Cone and Vlatko Andonovski.

    Read Meg’s story on the CBA signing: https://theathletic.com/3574110/2022/09/07/uswnt-cba-ussf/
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    • 38 min
    An Investigation Update and What Comes Next in Portland

    An Investigation Update and What Comes Next in Portland

    Ryan Clarke of the Oregonian joins Full Time to discuss his recent investigation reports concerning the Portland Thorns and Timbers organization, from last month’s story on former employees describing a toxic work environment for women and working mothers, to this week’s story in which he reported extensive details around Portland’s investigation into their actions in 2015 concerning former head coach Paul Riley.

    Follow Ryan Clarke on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RyanTClarke

    Read ‘Former employees of Portland Timbers, Thorns allege ‘toxic’ work environment for women, working mothers’ by Ryan Clarke: https://www.oregonlive.com/sports/2022/08/former-employees-of-portland-timbers-thorns-allege-toxic-work-environment-for-women-working-mothers.html

    Read ‘Details emerge from law firm’s investigation into Portland Thorns’ handling of former coach Paul Riley’ by Ryan Clarke: https://www.oregonlive.com/sports/2022/08/details-emerge-from-law-firms-investigation-into-portland-thorns-handling-of-former-coach-paul-riley.html

    Read Meg and Steph’s NWSL free agency explainer: https://theathletic.com/3539143/2022/08/25/nwsl-free-agency-dispute/

    And read Meg & Steph’s weekly NWSL column: https://theathletic.com/3546876/2022/08/29/nwsl-rapinoe-san-diego-wave/

    The Athletic is hiring a staff writer to cover women’s basketball: https://jobs.lever.co/theathletic/fa35f1dc-b17c-4d9d-8123-8693f0db1a08

    Hockey! Takeaways on Team USA at Women’s Worlds from Hailey Salvian and Shayna Goldman: https://theathletic.com/3551625/2022/08/30/team-usa-womens-worlds-five-takeaways/

    And Hailey’s got thoughts on Canada at Worlds too: https://theathletic.com/3553749/2022/08/31/womens-worlds-canada-what-did-we-learn/
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    • 54 min
    Here Comes Houston

    Here Comes Houston

    We’re shifting our focus to another NWSL team this week, with Houston Dash president Jessica O’Neill joining the show to discuss the growing ambitions in Houston. After winning the first Challenge Cup, and under (relatively) new ownership in Ted Segal, the team’s made a bunch of big moves on the roster and in the front office this week. From pushing for the 2022 playoffs to planning ahead to the 2026 World Cup, Jessica is here to talk about it all.

    The NWSL Championship moves to primetime: https://theathletic.com/3531241/2022/08/23/nwsl-championship-time-channel-cbs/

    This week’s NWSL column from Meg & Steph: https://theathletic.com/3528601/2022/08/22/labonta-ward-nwsl-coaches/
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    • 35 min
    The French Connection

    The French Connection

    Sophie Sauvage, head of international football for Olympique Lyonnais, discusses her role with both OL Reign in the NWSL and Lyon in Division 1 Féminine. From what lessons can be shared on both sides of the organization to strategy and growth of the women’s game, Sauvage is one of the few that is directly involved in shaping what comes next here and in Europe. Plus, the latest news and Laura Harvey earns the record for most wins in the NWSL.

    Follow Sophie Sauvage on Twitter: https://twitter.com/sauvage_sophie

    Q&A with new Angel City GM Angela Hucles Mangano: https://theathletic.com/3508535/2022/08/15/

    This week’s NWSL column from Meg & Steph: https://theathletic.com/3508747/2022/08/15/

    More on the Oregonian’s report from Portland: https://www.oregonlive.com/sports/2022/08/five-points-to-focus-on-from-the-oregonians-investigation-into-ptfcs-workplace-culture.html

    Meg on Soccer Made in Portland discussing Ryan’s reporting: https://www.oregonlive.com/sports/2022/08/soccer-made-in-portland-podcast-the-athletics-meg-linehan-discusses-the-ptfc-investigation.html

    This episode of Full Time is presented by Klarna: the new, smart way to pay when you shop online for tickets, team merch, and more.
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    • 49 min
    Gotham FC parts ways with head coach Scott Parkinson

    Gotham FC parts ways with head coach Scott Parkinson

    Jenna Tonelli of All for XI/Nets Republic joins Meg and Steph to discuss Thursday’s breaking news that Gotham FC and head coach Scott Parkinson have parted ways, from what comes next to interim head coach options to offering up some possible solutions on the field to salvage the 2022 season at Red Bull Arena.

    Follow Jenna Tonelli on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jennatonelli

    Follow Steph Yang on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thrace

    Our news story on Scott Parkinson: https://theathletic.com/3498443/2022/08/11/scott-parkinson-fired-gotham-fc/

    Read Jenna’s story ‘As losses pile up, Gotham searches for an identity — and joy’ on Equalizer Soccer: https://equalizersoccer.com/2022/08/09/njny-gotham-fc-search-identity-joy-losing-streak-nwsl-analysis/
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    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
654 Ratings

654 Ratings

R David 107 ,

Support the Players.net

Great show and excellent idea. I contributed before I finished the episode. Thank you Meg. I hope you will keep us apprised of fund raising successes over the next few weeks.

pep786 ,

Finally

Glad to see a pod cast on womens soccer, big fan of the US team and NWSL. My only issue is the pod casts are not as regularly issued as the season is underway still when available they are entertaining and informative.

teabozzz ,

Meg is onside

I appreciate all their hard work to bring us the info

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