A semi regular podcast covering the world of the USWNT and NWSL | Brought to you by Charles Olney and RJ Allen.
The State of the NWSL: 2021
With the NWSL season about to begin, RJ and Charles have dusted off the microphones and reassembled the team to discuss the state of the league as it enters it’s 9th year. Topics include: broadcasting, commentary, salaries, secrecy, refereeing, politics, and just about everything else under the sun.
Music provided by Mimi Page (https://mimipage.bandcamp.com/)
The Challenge Cup Was a Success
RJ and Charles talk all about the NWSL Challenge Cup. From the Houston Dash winning it to possible ideas for how to have it in the future or the idea of a League Pass.
An Interview with André Carlisle on the NWSL and Race
RJ sits down with soccer writer André Carlisle (@not_carlisle) to talk about the NWSL and race. We cover the protests happening during the anthem, showing the learning players are doing on the fly and why having more black players might make your team better.
The NWSL Challenge Cup Has Entered The Chat
RJ and Charles break down the eight teams of the NWSL Challenge Cup, talk about wider issues around American soccer right now in this jam packed episode.
A New Challege Cup Approaching
Charles and RJ go over the NWSL Challenge Cup and a bit about what’s going on in the wider world outside of sports.
Interviews with NWSL Players about Coronavirus
On this episode, Charles gets on the phone with some players to discuss life under quarantine. What is it like waiting in limbo? How are they staying in shape? What is everyone watching on Netflix? Thanks to Marisa Viggiano of the Orlando Pride, Lauren Milliet of the North Carolina Courage, and Devon Kerr of the Washington Spirit.
The women’s soccer podcast I’ve been looking for
How did I not find this earlier?! I’ve been looking for your standard sports podcast tailored to the USWNT and NWSL for a year with no luck... until this week when Backline’s website popped up on my suggested sites on Google, and after reading an article, I discovered they also had a podcast. What a delight! This is everything I wanted — sports radio about women’s soccer. Plain and simple. Great commentary, collects the news in a way that keeps me up to date on happenings in the league (not as easy to find online as you’d think) and always relevant. I’m a big fan and will be spreading the word.
Backline is great!
Love all the podcasts at backline! But more content please!!!
RJ Allen and friends are hands down the best in the business. There is no group of folks more knowledgeable than the folks at Backline.