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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 The Equalizer

    • Sports
    • 4.8 • 290 Ratings

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.

    UWCL champions, early NWSL reactions

    UWCL champions, early NWSL reactions

    Claire Watkins and Jason Anderson (Pro Soccer Wire) react to Lyon's emphatic 3-1 over Barcelona to win the Champions League and the contributions made by Lindsey Horan and Catarina Macario. They also discuss San Diego Wave FC's ongoing early season success and difficult starts for the North Carolina Courage and Gotham FC.

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    • 57 min
    Expansion success

    Expansion success

    Claire Watkins and André Carlisle (Diaspora United Podcast, Black and Red United) discuss the strong starts for San Diego Wave FC and Angel City FC, and how the expansion clubs built their teams and handled the Challenge Cup. They also react to slow regular season starts for the Reign, Current, and Spirit.

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    • 50 min
    Challenge Cup Championship

    Challenge Cup Championship

    Claire Watkins and Jeff Kassouf examine North Carolina's Challenge Cup Championship win over Washington and take a look at the tournament as a whole. Then, they discuss the first weeks of the NWSL regular season, including San Diego's start led by Kailen Sheridan and Alex Morgan.

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    • 46 min
    Hollywood Beginning

    Hollywood Beginning

    Lori Lindsey joins Claire Watkins to talk about Angel City FC's dream start and her experience at their regular season opener. They also discuss the Washington Spirit's ring ceremony and predict what they expect from the semifinals and championship of the Challenge Cup.

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    • 45 min
    Challenge Cup semifinals set

    Challenge Cup semifinals set

    We're back! Claire Watkins and Jason Anderson take an in-depth look at the four teams in the NWSL Challenge Cup semifinals: OL Reign, Kansas City Current, North Carolina Courage, and Washington Spirit.

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    • 52 min
    2022 NWSL Challenge Cup preview

    2022 NWSL Challenge Cup preview

    Jeff Kassouf previews the 2022 NWSL Challenge Cup, from group favorites to stories to watch, and answers listener questions.
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    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
290 Ratings

290 Ratings

slaintejoe ,

Best Pod for NWSL Fans

Far and away my favorite pod for NWSL discussion. Lively, smart host and a rotation of excellent guests. Great balance of football talk and league news.

Sarah Butts ,

Host choice

Glad that Claire is the permanent host. She brings a balanced and nuanced approach to soccer discussion and analysis. Appreciate that she is a unabashed Chicago fan. Good work.

kelly md23 ,

It’s decent, not groundbreaking

The discussions are decent enough. The analysis isn’t too technically deep, which can be good if you just want to get your soccer update fix which is why I listen but it’s not anything you couldn’t figure out on your own. However, because the hosts are journalists/media in women's soccer, they do have some info you might have known otherwise. Pardeep, one of the regular co-hosts, is really hard to listen to. Her input lacks any substance, she takes too long to speak just to say barely anything, and doesn’t add anything to the episode. She either needs to prepare herself for the episode better or practice public speaking or edit her parts down.

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