Full Time with Meg Linehan: A show about women's soccer

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Full Time with Meg Linehan is a weekly soccer podcast expanding The Athletic’s coverage of the U.S. women’s national team, the National Women’s Soccer League, and the larger world of international soccer. Meg tackles the culture, context, and conversations about the sport here in America and beyond, with help from fellow writers and insiders from all corners of the game.

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What Comes Next?

Lori Lindsey (4:28) takes some time out of her busy schedule of working both NWSL and MLS games to discuss her own broadcast career, work through some potential ideas for improvement for the league with Meg, and shine some light on her role with the Athlete’s Council after last week’s U.S. Soccer board meeting.


Follow Lori on Twitter https://twitter.com/LoriLindsey6


Support Thorns FC’s fundraising efforts to help in the wake of the wildfires: https://twitter.com/ThornsFC/status/1304940356551798784


‘I was sure she was going to be dead at 25’: A figure skater’s redemptive journey by Katie Strang theathletic.com/2050283/


‘God was in town’: The night Diego Maradona played in Canada by Pablo Maurer theathletic.com/2062114/


Sep 17, 2020
With Satellite Television, You Can Go Anywhere

Lindsey Horan of Portland Thorns FC joins the show to discuss preparations for the NWSL Fall Series ahead of Portland vs. OL Reign, plus her thoughts on the NWSL’s deal with CBS and more. Then, Esmerelda Negron of Atalanta Media discusses her involvement with bringing women’s football to television, including the WSL deal with NBC Sports.


Read Hope Solo’s response to hall of fame snub: ‘It does nothing to weaken my fight’ at The Athletic: theathletic.com/2053903/


Follow Ata Football on Twitter: https://twitter.com/atafball


Sep 10, 2020
Fear of Retribution

Chris Kamrani and Paul Tenorio of The Athletic Soccer are on the podcast to discuss our ongoing reporting into Dell Loy Hansen and the toxic culture in Utah across Real Salt Lake, Utah Royals FC and the Real Monarchs.


Allocation Disorder with Paul Tenorio and Sam Stejskal: https://theathletic.com/podcast/209-allocation-disorder/?episode=10


Dell Loy Hansen has history of racist comments as RSL owner: theathletic.com/2027796/


Dell Loy Hansen to sell soccer holdings after revelations of racist behavior: theathletic.com/2032308/


Employees describe a Utah Soccer culture turned toxic under Hansen, Carroll: theathletic.com/2037881/


What interim president hire signals about Real Salt Lake, Utah Royals’ future: theathletic.com/2040016/


Sep 03, 2020
Sports in the Time of Coronavirus

Jessica Luther and Kavitha Davidson join Full Time to discuss their new book “Loving Sports When They Don’t Love You Back: Dilemmas of the Modern Fan,” the challenges of watching sports during a pandemic, women’s sports coverage, and the intersection of politics and sports — all in the scope of the NWSL and women’s soccer.


Follow Jessica Luther on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jessicawluther


Follow Kavitha Davidson on Twitter: https://twitter.com/kavithadavidson


Buy Loving Sports When They Don’t Love You Back: https://bookshop.org/books/loving-sports-when-they-don-t-love-you-back-dilemmas-of-the-modern-fan/9781477313138


Aug 27, 2020
Embrace the Change

Executive director of the U.S. women’s national team players association, Becca Roux joins the show to discuss how she ended up in the middle of NWSL expansion efforts with the new Los Angeles team, the relationship between the USWNTPA, NWSLPA and the NWSL, and more. Then we go big picture and look at the ecosystem of women’s soccer in America and how to embrace change.


Follow the USWNTPA on Twitter: https://twitter.com/USWNTPlayers


Read more about NWSL expansion in Sacramento: https://theathletic.com/2008254/2020/08/19/sources-nwsl-to-add-sacramento-team-for-2021-season/

Aug 20, 2020
Get in NWSL fans, we’re going to the Wubble

We’re going all in on a WNBA x NWSL crossover with The Athletic’s Chantel Jennings, from her new role as the WNBA staff writer, to the bubble experience in Florida and how the WNBA is prioritizing social justice and how the NWSL can learn from their approach. We’re comparing notes across the board on how women’s professional sports are approaching 2020.


Read Chantel’s story on how the WNBA brought home-court advantage to the Wubble: theathletic.com/1989124/


Follow Chantel Jennings on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChantelJennings


Soccer’s ugly sexism is keeping women from coaching the beautiful game by Steph Yang: https://www.sbnation.com/2017/6/27/15873624/soccer-female-coaches-sexism

Aug 13, 2020
A Strategic Plan for the NWSL

NWSL Commissioner Lisa Baird (2:03) has gotten her one (1) day off since the NWSL Challenge Cup and joins Meg to reflect on her month in Utah, expansion, the league’s next steps on diversity and inclusion, and more.


Read the results of the NWSL Supporter’s Survey Challenge Cup Edition: https://theathletic.com/1972905/


Follow Lisa Baird on Twitter: https://twitter.com/lisainog


Subscribe to Bria Felicien’s newsletter The Black Sportswoman https://blacksportswoman.substack.com/

Aug 06, 2020
Dash TF On

The Houston Dash are your NWSL Challenge Cup champions — and Rachel Daly, Kristie Mewis and Shea Groom all join the pod to discuss the bubble, the soccer and the epic celebrations (2:08). For a bigger picture at the success of the Challenge Cup, Meg is also joined by co-executive director of the NWSL players’ association, Brooke Elby (19:31).

Read Brooks Peck on Kristie Mewis and her epic celebrations: https://theathletic.com/1955627/2020/07/27/i-never-win-anything-just-let-me-live-kristie-mewis-savors-her-moment/

Read more about what comes next for the NWSL: https://theathletic.com/1951422/2020/07/25/nwsl-tells-players-to-save-a-date-for-a-return-as-challenge-cup-wraps-up/

Follow the NWSL PA on Twitter: 


Jul 30, 2020
Boston Breakers Forever

The NWSL Challenge Cup final is set for Sunday between the Houston Dash and Chicago Red Stars (12:30 ET/CBS), and Steph Yang of All for XI (2:31) joins the pod to talk about the tournament, take a stroll down memory lane with it comes to the Boston Breakers, and also determine what NWSL players we would want for back-up in a fight. You know, the usual for the two of us.

Find all of our NWSL coverage here: https://theathletic.com/nwsl/

Sources: Sam Mewis joining Manchester City, Rose Lavelle considering offer: https://theathletic.com/1940211/

Follow Steph on Twitter: twitter.com/thrace

Jul 23, 2020
Bonus Episode: NWSL is coming to Los Angeles

A special bonus pod of Full Time with Meg Linehan — thanks to major NWSL expansion news, as the league has awarded a team to a new ownership group in Los Angeles. Meg is joined by two of the team’s founders: media and gaming entrepreneur Julie Uhrman and tech entrepreneur Alexis Ohanian (3:00) to discuss all things Angel City, and their hopes for the team ahead of the planned start in the 2022 NWSL season.


Find all of our NWSL coverage here, including our NWSL expansion stories: https://theathletic.com/nwsl/


Follow Angel City on Twitter: https://twitter.com/weareangelcity

Jul 21, 2020
Stay Home, Watch Soccer

Episode four of Full Time with Meg Linehan, and we’re through the preliminary round of the NWSL Challenge Cup and as sleep-deprived as ever. First, Christen Press and Tobin Heath (3:24) are on the show to discuss what they’ve been up to in quarantine and the power of mentorship, then writer André Carlisle joins Meg (29:08) to break down the Challenge Cup quarterfinals and go deep on the Washington Spirit.


Find all of our NWSL coverage here: https://theathletic.com/nwsl/


Read André on Ashley Sanchez and the art of trying things: https://www.blackandredunited.com/washington-spirit-womens-soccer/2020/7/10/21317031/washington-spirit-ashley-sanchez-nwsl-challenge-cup


Follow André on Twitter: https://twitter.com/not_carlisle

Jul 16, 2020
Find Your People and Love Them

It’s episode three of Full Time with Meg Linehan, and Meg is joined by noted NWSL Expert Sandra Herrera who’s been locking down CBS’ editorial coverage of the NWSL Challenge Cup, as well as their pregame and postgame analysis shows (2:21). Sandra’s here to talk about her new gig, the Challenge Cup, and help me finally decide if Julie Ertz is properly appreciated.

Find all of our NWSL coverage here: https://theathletic.com/nwsl/

Read Sandra’s work on CBS Sports: https://www.cbssports.com/writers/sandra-herrera/

Follow Sandra on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SandHerrera_

Andrew Keh and Andrew Das on the NWSL’s PPP loan: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/02/sports/soccer/nwsl-ppp-loan.html


Jul 09, 2020
A Powerful Statement

It’s episode two of Full Time with Meg Linehan, and the sleep deprivation from the Challenge Cup is already kicking in, but we’re talking soccer and much larger things with Crystal Dunn of the North Carolina Courage (3:38) and fellow Athletic writer Marcus Thompson II (27:45). 


Find all of our NWSL coverage here (plus Matt, Britt and Lindsey’s stories): 


Read Marcus’ column from this past Sunday: 



Follow Marcus on Twitter at twitter.com/ThompsonScribe

Jul 02, 2020
Yes, The Schedule Is Out

Welcome to the first episode of Full Time with Meg Linehan. We’re kicking things off with interviews with the Orlando Pride’s Ali Krieger (7:38) on the NWSL Challenge Cup (recorded before the Pride withdrew) and how she uses her platform, and fellow reporter Bria Felicien (30:17) on how Black players in the NWSL have navigated training, protests and conversations this month in the lead-up to the tournament.


Read Bria’s piece for All for XI: https://www.allforxi.com/2020/6/9/21284843/black-nwsl-players-tired-anxious-still-training-amidst-national-anti-racism-protest


Read the tournament guide to the NWSL Challenge Cup:


Jun 25, 2020
Full Time with Meg Linehan Trailer

Debuting Thursday, June 25th on The Athletic:


Full Time with Meg Linehan is a weekly soccer podcast expanding The Athletic’s coverage of the U.S. women’s national team, the National Women’s Soccer League, and the larger world of international soccer. Meg tackles the culture, context, and conversations about the sport here in America and beyond, with help from fellow writers and insiders from all corners of the game.


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Jun 15, 2020