48 episodes

Who should you root for at the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup? Get to know soccer’s most inspiring players and the causes they champion.
Season 6: My New Favorite Futbolista hosted by World Cup champion Meghan Klingenberg
Season 5: My New Favorite Futbolista hosted by soccer legend Juan Pablo Ángel in English and Spanish
Season 4: My New Favorite Olympian hosted by Apolo Ohno, Team USA's most decorated Winter Olympian
Season 3: My New Favorite Olympian hosted by Olympic trailblazer Ibtihaj Muhammad
Season 2: Sports Uncovered hosted by Michele Tafoya
Season 1: Sports Uncovered hosted by Mike Tirico
Named "Best Podcast Series" at both the 2022 and 2023 Cynopsis Sports Media Awards
Presented by the storytellers at NBC and Telemundo

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    • 4.3 • 350 Ratings

Who should you root for at the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup? Get to know soccer’s most inspiring players and the causes they champion.
Season 6: My New Favorite Futbolista hosted by World Cup champion Meghan Klingenberg
Season 5: My New Favorite Futbolista hosted by soccer legend Juan Pablo Ángel in English and Spanish
Season 4: My New Favorite Olympian hosted by Apolo Ohno, Team USA's most decorated Winter Olympian
Season 3: My New Favorite Olympian hosted by Olympic trailblazer Ibtihaj Muhammad
Season 2: Sports Uncovered hosted by Michele Tafoya
Season 1: Sports Uncovered hosted by Mike Tirico
Named "Best Podcast Series" at both the 2022 and 2023 Cynopsis Sports Media Awards
Presented by the storytellers at NBC and Telemundo

    Meghan Klingenberg: Now is the time to invest in female athletes

    Meghan Klingenberg: Now is the time to invest in female athletes

    As a bonus treat for our listeners, we're flipping the tables and having My New Favorite Futbolista host (and World Cup champion) Meghan Klingenberg answer questions from Andy Slavitt, the host of In the Bubble. Klingenberg discusses leading the charge along with other members of the USWNT to secure equal pay for all women competing in international sporting events, plus shares her thoughts on this year's World Cup, explains why it makes sense to invest in women’s sports and reveals how you can support women’s soccer year-round.

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    • 37 min
    Lauren Holiday on Team USA’s World Cup mindset

    Lauren Holiday on Team USA’s World Cup mindset

    How will Team USA handle the adversity they are facing at the Women’s World Cup? Olympic and World Cup champion Lauren Holiday discusses with soccer content creator Megan Reyes in this bonus episode of My New Favorite Futbolista recorded in front of a live audience at a Women’s World Cup watch party presented by our partners On Her Turf, TOGETHXR, Telemundo and Peacock.

    Watch the episode HERE.

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    • 6 min
    How Team USA phenom Sophia Smith strengthens her mental health

    How Team USA phenom Sophia Smith strengthens her mental health

    Sophia Smith, the reigning NWSL MVP, has become an advocate for student-athlete mental health after losing her best friend and Stanford teammate Katie Meyer to suicide.

     

    Hear from:

    Sophia Smith

    Michael Wilson (Sophia’s boyfriend and Arizona Cardinals WR)

    Dr. Robin Scholefield (Associate Director of Clinical and Sport Psychology Services, USC)

    Victoria Garrick (Mental health advocate and host of Real Pod)

     

    Episode reporter:

    Abbey Fernández (NBC and Telemundo Bay Area)

     

    Read more about Sophia's story on NBC Bay Area, On Her Turf, TODAY and The Equalizer. Watch the episode HERE.

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    • 22 min
    How teenage phenom Linda Caicedo overcame ovarian cancer

    How teenage phenom Linda Caicedo overcame ovarian cancer

    18-year-old Colombian forward Linda Caicedo, who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer when she was just 15, is now one of the sport’s most electric goal scorers.

     

    Hear from:

    Linda Caicedo

    Herlinda Alegría (Linda’s mother)

    Diego Vasquez (Linda’s former coach)

    Rafael Murillo (Linda’s former coach and lifelong mentor -president of Club Real Juanchito)

     

    Episode reporter:

    Jesús Quiñonez (NBC and Telemundo Boston)

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    • 23 min
    Naomi Girma: Team USA’s first-gen trailblazer

    Naomi Girma: Team USA’s first-gen trailblazer

    Naomi Girma, the first player of Ethiopian descent on the U.S. Women’s National Team, hopes to make it easier for first-generation Americans to succeed.

     

    Hear from:

    Naomi Girma

    Seble Demissie (Naomi’s mother)

    Girma Aweke (Naomi’s father)

     

    Episode reporter:

    Darnay Tripp (NBC San Diego)

    Rigo Villalobos (Telemundo San Diego)

    Read more about Naomi's story on NBC Bay Area, The Equalizer and On Her Turf.

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    • 21 min
    Panama’s Marta Cox picks up the pieces after losing her mother

    Panama’s Marta Cox picks up the pieces after losing her mother

    Panamanian midfielder Marta Cox, who recently lost her mother unexpectedly, finds ways to keep her mother’s memory alive on the pitch. 

     

    Hear from:

    Marta Cox

    Raiza Gutiérrez (Marta’s longtime coach)

     

    Episode reporter:

    Roxanne Vargas (NBC and Telemundo Miami)

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    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
350 Ratings

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