Women’s World Football Show, Episode 152 features an exclusive interviews with England striker Jodie Taylor; Editor of She Kicks Women’s Football Magazine Jen O’Neill; and USWNT Head Coach Jill Ellis.
The game is growing all over the world, but no place faster than in England. This is thanks in part to the success of the Lionesses of England, the Women’s Super League, Championship League, and media including TV broadcasts, websites, and magazines dedicated to women’s football. On this episode, we focus on the rise of women’s football in England with featured guest England striker Jodie Taylor and editor of She Kicks Women’s Football magazine Jen O’Neill. Plus we hear from Jill Ellis on the eve of her departure as head coach of the USWNT.
To say Jodie Taylor is a well-traveled player is an understatement. Beginning her club career with Tranmere Rovers as a youth, Jodie ventured from her home at 18 to play college football at Oregon State University. It was a hard time leaving her urban home to a remote town in the USA, but it was the start of a unique road that would lead all the way to the National Team. Jodie generously takes on her football journey with honesty, humor, and foresight.
Jodie didn’t follow the conventional path we see in most players at this level. In fact, you could say Jodie Taylor paved her own path to become one of the top players in the world and a true role model for young people to follow. This interview breaks down the mystery that is Jodie Taylor! (10′)
Jill Ellis, who led the U.S. Women’s National Team to historic back-to-back FIFA Women’s World Cup titles in Canada (2015) and France (2019), will step down as head coach following the completion of the Victory Tour in early October, 2019. Listen in as the coach tells us what she hopes her legacy will be and what her future holds. (41′)
Editor of She Kicks Women’s Football Magazine Jen O’Neill makes her WWFShow debut! One of the more respected voices in women’s football in the UK, Jen stops by to talk about the Lionesses, their 2019 Women’s World Cup performance, the future of the team, as well as the upcoming FAWSL and Championship, and a lot more! (46′)
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Original Broadcast Date: August 11, 2019
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