The Equalizer Podcast

The Equalizer Podcast

By The Equalizer
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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The Equalizer Podcast, Episode 47: A Truly Grand Final
The W-League season ended with a bang, and the NWSL pre-season is just weeks away, so where is the schedule exactly? This week, Chelsey Bush, John Halloran, and Claire Watkins break down the W-League Grand Final, where it might lead its American stars in the future, before turning their attention to the 2019 NWSL season.  They also discuss the U.S. Women's National Team SheBelieves Cup roster (Morgan Brian out, Danny Colaprico in, Allie Long somewhere in between), and as always do their best to tackle your burning questions!
43:02
February 18, 2019
The Equalizer Podcast, Episode 46: Kerr Boom
Sam Kerr had quite the game for the Perth Glory in their W-League Final matchup against the Melbourne Victory, and the Equalizer Podcast Team is here to give her performance a full rundown. In this week's episode, Dan Lauletta, Chelsey Bush, and John Halloran break down what switch flipped to allow Kerr to take over that game, what she can still do in Chicago, and what it means for the future. They also tackle the other W-League Final between Sydney FC and the Brisbane Roar and, as always, answer some of your questions
49:36
February 11, 2019
The Equalizer Podcast, Episode 45: A Case of Independents
It's been a week of significant news, and the Equalizer Podcast Team is on the case!  This week, Dan Lauletta, Chelsey Bush and Claire Watkins dive in to uncover the history behind Reign FC's move to Tacoma, the W-League's roll towards the post-season, and Sky Blue's journey toward their self-imposed 30 day deadline. Tune in to see who's on board! 
46:02
February 4, 2019
Live from the 2019 USC Convention: Beast Mode Soccer's David Copeland-Smith
Beast Mode Soccer's David Copeland-Smith is one of the most well-known soccer trainers in the U.S. He works with and has helped develop international players from Alex Morgan to Rachel Daly and Ali Riley. Dave stopped by to share some of his funniest stories and fondest memories of training players who many fans have come to adore.
44:42
February 1, 2019
Live from the 2019 USC Convention: Haley Carter on Afghanistan WNT, women in coaching
Former Houston Dash goalkeeper Haley Carter joins the podcast to discuss her time as an assistant coach with the Afghanistan women's national team, the reform needed at the federation following allegations of player abuse, and the barriers facing women in coaching.
22:30
January 31, 2019
Live from the 2019 USC Convention: Monica Gonzalez on joining the Houston Dash coaching staff
Monica Gonzalez was recently appointed as an assistant coach on new Houston Dash head coach James Clarkson's staff. Gonzalez is a former professional player and international player with the Mexican women's national team. She also has extensive experience as a TV broadcaster in the men's and women's game. Gonzalez joined The Equalizer Podcast to discuss her transition into professional coaching, a move she has long wanted to make.  
21:32
January 29, 2019
The Equalizer Podcast, Episode 44: Reading from the same hymn book
In this weeks episode, the Equalizer Podcast Team (this week: Dan Lauletta, Claire Watkins, and Kieran Theivam) take a look at the U.S. Women's National Team win against Spain, the continuously curious case of Australia National Team upheaval, and ongoing issues with Sky Blue FC, which might have just as many issues on the field as they do off of it.
51:38
January 28, 2019
Live from the 2019 USC Convention: Alexi Lalas on media coverage of the USWNT
Former U.S. men's national team defender and Fox Sports studio analyst Alexi Lalas joins The Equalizer Podcast for a discussion on how he covers the women's game the same way he covers the men's game,  plus his thoughts on the United States' chances at the 2019 World Cup.
30:37
January 25, 2019
Live from the 2019 USC Convention: Yael Averbuch on the state of the NWSL
NWSL Players Association president Yael Averbuch joins the podcast to discuss the recent unionization of the PA, her immediate playing future as she works to get healthy, and her passion for her training business, Techne Futbol.
19:18
January 24, 2019
The Equalizer Podcast, Episode 43: France's Opening Statement
The U.S. Women's National Team had their first friendly of 2019 this week, and boy was it one to talk about. This week, man on the ground in Le Havre Kieran Theivam joins Chelsey Bush and Claire Watkins in taking a look at what went wrong (and perfectly fine) in the USWNT's 3-1 loss to France. The trio also discussed Australia's sudden coaching change, shed some insight into Julia Ashley's ultimate destination (a hint: it's not Sky Blue), and as always answer your questions
46:08
January 21, 2019
Live from the 2019 USC Convention: Utah Royals head coach Laura Harvey
Utah Royals FC coach Laura Harvey joins Chelsey and Dan to discuss the process of building her roster -- including the long pursuit of Christen Press -- and how the league can make itself better by being more transparent.
19:59
January 18, 2019
The Equalizer Podcast, Episode 42: Analyzing the Draft
 The 2019 NWSL College Draft has come and gone, with some teams making some major moves, while others sat the whole thing out entirely. Regardless, there's plenty to talk about! 
48:42
January 18, 2019
Live from the 2019 USC Convention: Lesle Gallimore on opportunities for female coaches
Lesle Gallimore is the longtime head coach of the University of Washington women's soccer program and board member of the United Soccer Coaches. In 2018, she served as president of the United Soccer Coaches. She joined The Equalizer Podcast in her final days as president to discuss the year that was and the challenges women face in the coaching industry.
11:10
January 15, 2019
Live from the 2019 USC Convention: Ali Krieger on pursuing a future in coaching
Orlando Pride defender Ali Krieger joins The Equalizer on Podcast Row at the 2019 United Soccer Coaches Convention in Chicago. Ali shares her plans for pursuing a coaching career after she is done playing, what the Orlando Pride need to do in order to improve upon a poor 2018 showing, and how the National Women's Soccer League could better market to adult fans.
16:58
January 14, 2019
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