The Mixxed Zone: Women’s soccer from Howler Magazine

Host Jen Cooper interviews players, coaches, and journalists on topics that matter in the wild world of WoSo

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      The NWSL Championship Game, Part 2


      Jen chats with Gab of the "2 Drunk Fans" woso podcast, who shares her thoughtson the Portland Thorns championship celebrations in the Rose City, the chippy final vs North Carolina, the experience in Orlando City Stadium and a novel idea for the location of future championship games.

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      The NWSL Championship Game, Part 1


      Jen chats with NC Courage beat reporter Neil Morris about the club's first season in North Carolina and the challenges & frustrations of the NWSL championship match against the Portland Thorns. Then Jen catches up with Jonathan Tannenwald of the Philadelphia Inquirer to get his thoughts on his first trip to an NWSL final and the latest USWNT roster.

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      NWSL Semifinals -- Coast to Coast, Box to Box


      After a whirlwind weekend of two NWSL semifinals in two days on opposite coasts, "The Keeper" Jen Cooper and Equalizer Soccer's Dan Lauletta recap the matches and look ahead to Saturday's NWSL championship in Orlando as well as the third edtion of "WoSoCo."

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      Ending the NWSL Season With A Bang – And 27 Goals


      Jen reviews the final weekend of NWSL regular season play with Equalizer Soccer contributor Chelsey Bush, from Sam Kerr's record-setting 17th goal of the season in Boston to Jess Fishlock's last-minute gamewinner vs. the Spirit. Jen & Chelsey also talk semifinal matchups.

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      NWSL Clubs & Coaches – What's Next?


      As the fifth season of NWSL comes to an end, Jen catches up with Richard Farley of FourFourTwo USA to discuss the off-season challenges for the clubs that didn't make the playoffs. FC Kansas City could have a new owner in 2018, Seattle will need a new venue soon, and there's a line of clubs wanting to join the league – in other words, it's uncharted territory for WoSoPro in the US.

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      1h3m
       

      New Zealand Series & NWSL Playoffs


      Jen catches up with Scott French, a FourFourTwo USA writer who spent most of the nineties following women's soccer and who covered the WUSA extensively for Soccer America. They talk about how the pro landscape has evolved for the women's game and  the imprint Jill Ellis is putting on the USWNT during her first full cycle as head coach. Then Jen chats with Dan Lauletta of Equalizer Socce about the NWSL playoffs, past and present and the "WoSoCo 3.0" event in Orlando the morning of the...


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      1h18m
       2017-09-19

      Turf, Portland and football, etc.


      Jen talks with AP soccer writer Annie Peterson about how she started covering the women's game –- because of the 2015 Women's World Cup turf controversy -- and why the Thorns have been so solid this season. Then Jen sits down with two recent (post-2012 Olympics) converts to WoSo, Mercy Harper & Lindsay Minton of emo band football, etc., to discuss their journey to becoming WoSo fans and ultimately all-around soccer fans.

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      1h6m
       2017-09-13

      Winning Ways in the Windy City


      Jen catches up with Chicago-based soccer writer John Halloran of American Soccer Now to talk the recent trades by the Chicago Red Stars, their rebound from a three-game losing skid, the emergence of Yuki Nagasato and how Morgan Brian will fit into the squad.

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      40m
       2017-09-06

      League of Opportunity – Talking Internships & Broadcasting


      Jen has a long chat with up-and-coming broadcaster Steph Hirsch, a former soccer players and daughter of a play-by-play announcer. Hirsch called her first NWSL game earlier this month, just a few months after graduating from Temple University. She also had summer internships with Seattle Reign and Chicago Red Stars. Then Jen talks Game of Thrones (and a little soccer) with Boston Breakers rookie Midge Purce.

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      1h6m
       2017-08-29

      2017 NCAA Soccer Kickoff + A Chat with Janine van Wyk


      Jen chats with Equalizer Soccer contributor Jennifer Gordon about the 2017 NCAA Div1 women's soccer season, and also gets the scoop on the Spirit trade of Kristie Mewis to Chicago. Then Jen has a sitdown with Janine van Wyk, Houston Dash centerback, Banyana Banyana captain and first South African to play in the NWSL.

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       2017-08-23