Women's World Football Show is the world's top podcast for women's soccer news and events. Hosted by respected soccer journalists, Patty La Bella (USA) and Adam Barlow (UK), Women's World Football Show features interviews with international women's soccer players, coaches and influencers. It is a podcast dedicated to helping grow women's soccer through entertaining..
Women’s World Football Show, Episode 134, features exclusive interviews with Newcastle Jets and Utah Royals FC striker Katie Stengel; University of South Florida Head Coach Denise Schilte-Brown; and an extended Westfield W-League report with The Women’s Game Editor Cheryl Downes.
U.S. forward Katie Stengel takes a break from her Australian club Newcastle Jets to chat with Adam about her experiences in the Westfield W-League, her experiences playing in the Frauen Bundesliga, her career to date, and more. With the W-League season just underway, Katie gives us insights into the team, the league, and a few reasons that keep her coming back to the Land Down Under.
The formidable striker also shares some of her experiences playing for Utah Royals FC in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL). What makes the Royals special (it’s got to be that throne!)? After a successful college career at Wake Forest University, the Florida native played headed to Bayern Munich in the Frauen Bundesliga. Katie gives us a glimpse into why she chose to play abroad, what she learned about her game in Germany, and why her unique sense of humor was lost on the locals. There’s more to Katie Stengel than you think and this interview gives it to you! (6:40’)
University of South Florida (USF) women’s soccer team has posted 6 consecutive seasons of 10+ wins and 8 in the last 9 years, thanks in part to their fearless leader, Head Coach Denise Schilte-Brown. The coach takes time from the NCAA Div. l playoffs to chat with Patty about the amazing 2018 season where the Bulls finished14-3 and went 8-1 in the regular season.
With over a 100 wins under her belt at USF, Coach Schilte-Brown gives us insight into some of the things that makes her teams so successful. We also look at a few standout players, big lessons learned, and how difficulties can become strengths if you choose the right attitude! Plus, we look at the college system in America, what she learned by playing in Germany and for Canada Women’s National Team and more! Don’t miss this interview with one of the most successful and influential coaches in NCAA Women’s Soccer – Denise Schilte-Brown! (26:29’)
Westfield W-League Report
Had enough W-League talk? We thought not! The 11th season has begun in Australia and to talk all things W-League is Cheryl Downes, Editor at The Women’s Game. Which teams did the best recruiting leading up to the season? Who are some of the young guns we should be watching? How important is Sam Kerr to women’s football in Australia and throughout the world? Cheryl is here to answer all these burning questions and more! It’s already shaping up to be an exciting season in Australia, so don’t miss this extended report! (01:00′)
U-17 Women’s World Cup preview; NCAA Division 1 Women’s Soccer Championship update; NWSL news; Women’s World Cup qualifer updates; and friendly reports with U.S.A, England, Australia, Chile, and MORE!
Women’s World Football Show, Episode 133, features a special 2018 CONCACAF report with sports Canadian broadcaster Sandra Prusina; Interviews with Florida State University midfielder Yujie Zhao; and Barcelona FA striker Krystyna Freda.
The 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship has finished up and the tournament was just as predictable as it was surprising. As expected, both USA and Canada punched their ticket to the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France, placing first and second respectively in the tournament. The surprises were the early elimination of Mexico and Costa Rica. The other surprise was the third place final, which was a battle to the end between Jamaica and Panama. The match ended in Penalty Kicks, resulting in the Reggae Girlz of Jamaica qualifying for the World Cup for the first time in their history.
In this special Concacaf report, Patty and Adam break down group play, dissect the failures of Mexico and Costa Rica, and discuss the parity of the Concacaf nations. Then in a special report with Canadian sports broadcaster and journalist Sandra Prusina comes in to chat about the Concacaf Final. What did the USA do right, what did Canada do wrong, and what can be done about the shoddy refereeing? Plus, Sandra takes a deep dive into the Canada Women’s National Team. What do they need to do to be real contenders in France? How is the team doing with Kenneth Heiner-Møller at the helm? Who are some of the standout players, and more! Ready for a heaping serving of Concacaf with extra Canada on the side? You do not want to miss this special report!
Learn more about the Calgary Inferno broadcast and Sandra Prusina’s new show “Inside the Inferno” on Sportsnet 960!
Cypriot First Division is the top women’s football league in Cyprus and one of the longest-running leagues in women’s football (established in 1998). On this episode, Adam sits down with Golden Boot winner Krystyna Freda of 2018 league winners Barcelona FA, who play out of Germasogeia. As the top scorer in the league, Krystyna is making her mark in Cyprus and gearing up for a new season.
The New Jersey native shares her journey from being a Top Drawer collegiate player at Winthrop University in South Carolina to training in the NWSL, playing in Finland, and now a star in the Cypriot League. If you want to know more about the league in Cyprus, other avenues to play professional soccer, or just catch up with Krystyna, this is the interview you want to hear! (46’) Connect with Krystyna on Facebook!
While China failed to make it out of the group stage in the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, their standout midfielder Yujie Zhao learned a valuable lesson and made a name for herself on the national level. The exciting young star is now studying and playing soccer at Florida State University and is continuing her rise to the top in women’s football.
Yujie sits down with Patty to give us her thoughts on playing in the NCAA, how the experience is helping her get stronger, and how she’s been able to assimilate so quickly into the unique experience of American collegiate soccer. Plus, we delve into her background, find out what motivated her to play soccer at such a high level, what the future holds, and more. This interview has a surprise ending (never before has this been done on Women’s World Football Show!), so get ready for a Chinese treat!! This is one of our highlight interviews, so pull up a chair and get to know the China star Yujie Zhao! (01:14’)
College Rankings with the Englishman; Upcoming Women’s World Cup qualifiers; England vs. Australia, and MORE!
Women’s World Football Show, Episode 131: Features interviews with UCLA goalkeeper Teagan Micah, Bayern Munich striker Jovana Damnjanović, and German sports journalist Jana Lange.
There are many great break-out stars playing Division l NCAA Women’s Soccer and one of them is UCLA goalkeeper Teagan Micah. The Australian standout sits down with Patty to chat about her unique journey, from a stellar career in the Young Matildas to the Westfield W-League’s Brisbane Roar and Western Sydney Wanderers.
In her third year at UCLA, Teagan gives us insight on what led her to play collegiate soccer, why did she choose UCLA (or actually why UCLA chose her), how does she stay focused while missing her family and friends back home, and more. Also, what does the future hold for the young star? Is the NWSL in her plans? The 20-year old lets us in on all this and more. Don’t miss this exciting interview with one of women’s soccer biggest rising star! (24:20) Read Patty’s article on Teagan in The Women’s Game.
The Serbian footballer, Jovana Damnjanović, is back! Now playing for FC Bayern Munich in the German Frauen-Bundesliga, Jovana stops by to visit with Adam and chat all things Bayern, UEFA Women’s Champions League, and more.
The striker takes us into her life in Germany, how she’s helping to build the league in the Frauen-Bundesliga, what some of her goals are during the season, how beating VfL Wolfsburg is at the top of her list, and more. If you’re ready to get behind a player in the Frauen-Bundesliga, Jovana is that player! (46’)
Germany Update with Jana Lange
WWFShow friend and German sports Journalist Jana Lange is here to chat all things German football. Starting with the recent Women’s World Cup qualifying of the German Women’s National Team, the head coaching situation, the new-look midfield, VAR and more.
The 2018/19 Frauen-Bundesliga season is officially underway! Jana gets us up to date on the improvements at Bayern and Wolfsburg, players and teams we should watching, and more! Plus, how is the German Federation helping to grow the women’s game? Jana is here and ready to share!
Follow Jana on Twitter @jott_ell
Women’s World Football Show, Episode 130: Features interviews with US Women’s National Team players Christen Press, Sam Mewis, Crystal Dunn, McCall Zerboni, Head Coach Jill Ellis; an exclusive with Chile Women’s National Team captain Christine Endler; University of California, Irvine Head Coach Scott Juniper; and Nettleham Ladies player Chloe Brock-Taylor.
The United States Women’s National Team recently faced Chile in a couple of California friendlies and Patty was on hand to talk to a few of your favorite players:
• Christen Press was honored for her 100th cap in Carson, surrounded by family and friends. We chat with the introspective forward about the experience, her thoughts on team family, how she’s taken control of her career, and more. (16’) • Crystal Dunn is at the top of her game for both club and country. The always uplifting Dunn shares her thoughts on her new role on the National Team, how playing at Chelsea helped her game, the college path, and more! (22:39’) • Sam Mewis is back in California after spending her college career at UCLA. The hardworking midfielder talks about how UCLA prepped her for the pros, thoughts on her North Carolina Courage team, Paul Riley and more! (26:48’) • McCall Zerboni chatted with us before her heartbreaking injury during the second match of the Chile friendlies. As the oldest player to earn a cap with the U.S. Women’s National Team, McCall shares her perspective on her career, her future, why she never says, “never,” and more! (31:47’) • Christine Endler is a rising star in women’s soccer and we have an exclusive interview with the captain of the Chile Women’s National Team. The Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper talks about what it means for her team to play the USA ahead of Women’s World Cup, the growth of the women’s game in Chile, possibly playing in the NWSL, and more! You do not want to miss this interview! (35:51’) • Jill Ellis has a few opinions on Christen Press, Crystal Dunn and VAR (Video Assistant Referees) in the women’s game. She shares it all right here! (43:23’)
England’s FA WSL 3rd Division (National League) is well into the season and one team on the rise is Nettleham Ladies FC. Adam sits down with Netts player Chloe Brock-Taylor to chat about this exciting time in her life and the season ahead. The young defender gives us a glimpse of life as footballer and student, as she balances football and university. In this spirited interview, Chloe shares her experiences playing for childhood idol Casey Stoney, how her football role models helped inspire her love of the game, and more. Despite the hard work it takes to follow your dreams, Chloe shows us that it can be done and it can be fun! (01:03’)
Continuing our college spotlight, Patty sits down with University of California, Irvine Head Coach Scott Juniper. The English native, in his 12th year as head coach, shares his thoughts on why the college system is the perfect avenue for young players to to take on their way to the pros. Scott also gives great insight on his 2018 squad, his scouting methods, and why saying yes to new opportunities is always a good idea. Ready to get an education… and a few laughs? Check out this interview with one of the most popular coaches in NCAA Div. 1 soccer! #TogetherWeZot (01:25’)
• More teams are qualifying for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup! We give you the rundown on new teams to qualify and upcoming qualifiers.
• The 2018 NWSL regular season is done and dusted. Now it’s time to talk playoffs!
• FAWSL season is underway – we give you the updates on all 3 leagues! And what’s the controversy with Manchester United Women? You’ll want to listen!
• And more!
Women’s World Football Show, Episode 127: Features exclusive interviews with Australia Women’s National Team midfielder Chloe Logarzo; Liverpool FC Women defender Rhiannon Roberts; FC Barcelona Femení forward Toni Duggan, SoCal FC forward Dyanne Anderson and Head Coach Dido Tshimanga.
If you have been paying attention to the Australia Women’s National Team, you know the name of Chloe Logarzo. Not just because of her explosive talent but because of her interesting journey on and off the pitch. The 23-year old sits down with Patty to discuss her life and lessons learned along the way. Chloe shares the secret of the Matildas’ success, what the team learned from a struggling qualifying campaign, and why defending their Tournament of Nations crown means so much.
In this candid interview, Chloe discusses a time in her life when she turned her back on football and the road that lead back to the game she loved since childhood. Now, determined to become the “ultimate footballer,” Chloe is quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with. Don’t miss this insightful, inspiring, and entertaining interview with one of the brightest stars on the Australia team! (16:13′)
For more of Chloe, read Patty’s article in TheWomensGame.com!
Rhiannon “Razza” Roberts
After a few high-profile departures in the off-season, Liverpool FC Women are rebuilding and one of the big signings came by way of Wales defender Rhiannon “Razza” Roberts. Adam sits down with the former Doncaster Belles player to talk about her new club, her preseason experiences, and a look at the upcoming FA Women’s Premier League season.
The Welsh defender also discusses the oh-so-important Women’s World Cup Qualifier against England. What impact will this match have on the team and the country? Razza gives us the unique view of a player’s perspective. Don’t miss this interesting and enlightening interview with one of the more amicable personalities in women’s football today. (40′)
FC Barcelona Femení vs SoCal FC
The Spanish side recently traveled to Southern California where they met up in a friendly against WPSL side SoCal FC and WWFShow was there to catch the action! Listen in as we go over the highlights and discuss this highly unusual pairing. We catch up with SoCal FC forward Dyanne Anderson and Head Coach Dido Tshimanga to asses the match and lessons learned as individuals and as a team. Plus we catch up with Barcelona and England WNT forward Toni Duggan!
Tournament of Nations Musings; Update on FAWSL (or whatever they’re calling it); Weird stuff going on in the NWSL (again); FIFA Best List is out & no complaints?? It’s all here and MORE!
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Women’s World Football Show, Episode 126: Features exclusive interviews with Australian Women’s National Team and Portland Thorns FC defender Ellie Carpenter; Netherlands Women’s National Team players and West Ham United L.F.C. newcomers Lucienne Reichardt and Esmee De Graaf; and Florida Tropics SC winger Kaitlyn Jones.
At only 18 years of age, Ellie Carpenter is already making a name for herself as one of the most versatile footballers in the women’s game today. The Australian international joined Portland Thorns FC this season in the NWSL and she’s already living like a local. Ellie stops by to chat about her experiences in Portland, how playing alongside some of the greatest players in the world has helped shape her game, and what she hopes to takeaway from the experience.
We also delve deep into the life of a teenager as a professional athlete. Ellie made her debut for the Australian Women’s National Team at the tender age of 15 and became the youngest female footballer to ever compete in the Olympic Games (2016 RIO Olympics). In her NWSL debut with the Portland Thorns, Ellie became the youngest player to appear in an NWSL game and holds the record for the youngest player to score a goal in the league.
Does it get tiring having everyone focus so much on age? Is she able to form friendships outside of football, and how does she balance it all? Ellie gives us her thoughts on this and much more. If you’re a young player looking for a player you can look up to and relate with, Ellie is the one! And if you’re an old geezer (like Patty), this interview is guaranteed to make you feel hopeful about the future! (5:00’)
Lucienne Reichardt and Esmee De Graaf
Netherlands international midfielder Lucienne Reichardt and striker Esmee De Graaf are the latest star signings for West Ham United L.F.C. The two stop by to chat about the journey that brought them to London, the growth of the women’s game in the Netherlands, lifting the 2018 Algarve Cup and so much more.
Listen to this West Ham supporters – Reichardt signed on from Dutch Eredivisie Vrouwen champions Ajax, where she won seven trophies! And despite being only 20-years old, De Graaf spent three seasons at PEC Zwolle and has collected two international caps for the Netherlands.
Listen in as this Dynamic Dutch Duo share their thoughts on playing in the WSL, playing for Head Coach Matt Beard, and more! The top flight of the women’s domestic league will increase to 11 sides for the 2018-19 season, with West Ham stepping up from tier three. So, you’ll want to get to know these two exciting players! (39:00’)
The Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL) has just wrapped up and joining us to chat about the league is Women’s World Football Show correspondent Kaitlyn Jones. Our Millennial Madness reporter takes time from her busy schedule to chat about her experiences playing college soccer and her WPSL team. What are some of the challenges going from high school to college soccer? What are some of the things you want to look for when choosing a college? And just how do you get on a WPSL team? If you’re a young player looking for answers, Jonesy has you covered! (58:00’)
Follow Kaitlyn on Twitter @Kaitlyn_Jones9
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