Women’s World Football Show, Episode 184 features soundbites from US Women’s National Team Players Megan Rapinoe, Carli Lloyd and Catarina Macario
It’s a new year and a new day for women’s football, and what better way to head into the year than to hear from some of our favorite USWNT players we haven’t seen in awhile (and one we’re just getting to know)
The US Women’s National Team is preparing for a busy year with the SheBelieves Tournament in February and a full slate of NWSL matches in the year ahead. The team got together for two friendlies against Colombia recently and conducted a few virtual press conferences – just in time to ease our stress levels a bit.
In this episode, we hear from Megan Rapinoe in one of the more entertaining pressers – as she shares her thoughts on the political climate in the USA, the evolution of the National Anthem protest, her thoughts on her teammates who do not kneel, and much more! (11′)
We also hear from a re-energized Carli Lloyd as she discusses her mental and physical fitness after a long layoff, reuniting with her family, her thoughts on why she chooses not to kneel during the anthem, and more. (48′)
There’s a star in the making on the USWNT, and her name is Catarina Macario! We listen in as the young striker tells us why she decided to leave Stanford a year early to pursue her professional career in France, what it means to be a new American at this time, how it feels to play with her childhood heroes, and so much more! (58′)
Plus, we take a look at the upcoming calendar for the NWSL season; Managerial changes for a few international teams; FA Women’s Continental League Cup scores, and more!
Watch the USWNT press conferences in their entirety on the US Soccer YouTube page
Learn more about Argentina on Episode 167 of Women’s World Football Show
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Original Broadcast Date: January 31, 2021
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