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We are The Equalizer, the leading women's soccer news and analysis outlet in the United States since 2009. This is our podcast, where top journalists and personalities from throughout the women's game gather for critical, thoughtful and fun discussion.

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We are The Equalizer, the leading women's soccer news and analysis outlet in the United States since 2009. This is our podcast, where top journalists and personalities from throughout the women's game gather for critical, thoughtful and fun discussion.

    The Equalizer Podcast Special: Water Cooler Talk with Laura Harvey

    The Equalizer Podcast Special: Water Cooler Talk with Laura Harvey

    Laura Harvey is the new coach of the United States Under-20 women's national team. She topped by Podcast Row at the United Soccer Coaches Convention in Baltimore to talk to us about why she took that job and left Utah Royals FC somewhat abruptly after two seasons in charge. She also discusses that in the context of missing out on the U.S. senior team job, and why she wanted to still work with Vlatko Andonovski.

    Harvey also tells us why the narrative that she doesn't develop young players is a myth, and we go on to talk about tactical trends in the women's game and her pursuit of the USSF Pro License; she'd be only the second woman to acquire it. Oh, and stick around for the end for Harvey's recommended Netflix shows.


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    • 37 min
    The Equalizer Podcast, Episode 92: What Just Happened?

    The Equalizer Podcast, Episode 92: What Just Happened?

    Chelsey Bush and Dan Lauletta come to you from Podcast Row at the United Soccer Coaches Convention in Baltimore for this week's episode. They discuss the 2020 National Women's Soccer League College Draft, which saw the entire first round of draft picks moved around in a flurry of trades made even more confusing by mysterious amounts of allocation money. Chaos!

    They discuss which teams got better on the day, which teams didn't, and what to keep an eye on, including Mallory Pugh's arrival in New Jersey after being traded to Sky Blue FC. As always, they take your questions at the end.

    • 49 min
    The Equalizer Podcast, Episode 91: Let the Trades Begin

    The Equalizer Podcast, Episode 91: Let the Trades Begin

    The new year finally brought an active trade market in the National Women's Soccer League. Chelsey Bush, John Halloran and Dan Lauletta discuss all the biggest trades from the first full week of the new year, plus some of the coaching movement that came along with them.


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    • 58 min
    The Equalizer Podcast, Episode 90: The Calm Before

    The Equalizer Podcast, Episode 90: The Calm Before

    Whew! So a lot has happened on the first Monday of 2020. Catch our first episode of the new year to hear discussions on what the feeling surrounding the league was as it pulled out of a holiday slumber. This week, Dan and Chelsey talk through Laura Harvey leaving Utah to once again try her hand at a role with U.S. Soccer. They also discuss the USWNT January Camp roster, and what Vlatko Andonovski might want from his qualifying squad. They also lament the lack of NWSL expansion, and answer your questions. Welcome back, everybody.

    • 53 min
    The Equalizer Podcast, Episode 89: 2019, What a Year

    The Equalizer Podcast, Episode 89: 2019, What a Year

    Well folks, it's the end of the calendar year, and time to reminisce. 2019 saw the U.S. Women's National Team defending their World Cup title in grand fashion, the North Carolina Courage defending their NWSL title in grand fashion, and a whole lot of soccer in between. Come join us as we talk through the good, the bad, and the ugly of women's soccer over the past 12 months.


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    • 1 hr 4 min
    The Equalizer Podcast, Episode 88: It's Stanford's Year

    The Equalizer Podcast, Episode 88: It's Stanford's Year

    Stanford won the 2019 NCAA championship on Sunday, defeating North Carolina in a sudden-death penalty-kick shootout after a scoreless game through regulation and extra time. The victory was Stanford's second in three years and third of the decade. It was the second straight year in which North Carolina fell in the College Cup final. The Tar Heels last won the national title in 2012.

    John Halloran and Ray Curren discuss the matches from the College Cup weekend, from the contrasting styles on display to the standout players who seem to have a future in the National Women's Soccer League and, potentially, with the United States women's national team. What they agree on is this: The best team of the 2019 season won the national championship.

    Episode highlights

    Segment 1: Talking tactics and coaching decisions from the College Cup final
    Segment 2: Which players from the four College Cup teams left lasting impressions for their NWSL stock?
    Segment 3: FBref.com Stat of the Week, plus listener questions!


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    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

Nancy McDowell ,

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Sound quality must be improved. Otherwise, I really enjoy this podcast.

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Great content, horrible sound quality

There’s been some improvement, but the sound quality is still poor. In particular, the volume range between people and ads is too great. Love the content though!

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