The Equalizer Podcast

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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 63: Off with a Bang

June 10th, 2019

44:18

The 2019 World Cup in France has finally kicked off, and boy are we excited! In this weeks episode, recorded at the end of the third match-day of group play, Chelsey Bush and Claire Watkins broke down how the first …

The Equalizer Podcast, Episode 62: Raise Our Expectations

June 3rd, 2019

49:35

It's the last week before the World Cup kicks off, and we're excited! This week, Dan Lauletta and Chelsey Bush talk through a whole mess of NWSL …

The Equalizer Podcast, Episode 61: Shipping Out

May 27th, 2019

35:52

The U.S. Women's National Team is on their way to France and boy are we excited! This week the Equalizer Podcast Team really honed in on the USWNT final friendly against Mexico, and what it all meant (both good and …

The Equalizer Podcast, Episode 60: Play Better

May 20th, 2019

47:59

This week, Dan Lauletta, Chelsey Bush and John Halloran take a stab at the USWNT's victory over New Zealand, as well as a whole heap of NWSL action. …

The Equalizer Podcast, Episode 59: Mom Goals

May 13th, 2019

48:29

Wow, what a Mother's Day weekend! Four NWSL matches were played, and the USWNT took on South Africa in a comfortable, if not particularly exciting, …

The Equalizer Podcast, Episode 58: Final Decisions

May 6th, 2019

51:19

In this week's episode, Dan Lauletta, Chelsey Bush and John Halloran discuss the current round of NWSL matches, whether the USWNT roster spells …

EQZ Pod, Special Edition: USWNT World Cup Roster Drop

May 2nd, 2019

19:49

Yes, the day is finally here: The U.S. Women's National Team has dropped their 23 player roster indicating who will be representing the team at the 2019 World Cup in France. There were some big surprises in both …

The Equalizer Podcast, Episode 57: Dark and Stormy Nights

April 29th, 2019

46:51

It took some re-planning, but Week 3 of the 2019 NWSL season has successfully occurred, with Utah taking down Orlando 1-0, North Carolina stomping …

The Equalizer Podcast, Episode 56: A Weirdness You Can't Shake Out

April 22nd, 2019

53:41

NWSL Week 2 is in the books, and we've got an all-timer already. Chicago and Portland drew 4-4 in a wild match that said many things (and sometimes very little) about two heavy NWSL hitters.

This week also featured two …

The Equalizer Podcast, Episode 55: Soccer Games!

April 15th, 2019

48:54

Games! Soccer games to discuss!

NWSL is back, and the Equalizer Podcast Team could not be more thrilled. North Carolina and Chicago drew at 1-1, …

The Equalizer Podcast, Episode 54: The Great NWSL Preview Pt II

April 11th, 2019

39:22

Welcome back for the second half of The Equalizer Podcast Team's epic NWSL preview episode, this time checking in with Dan Lauletta and John Halloran …

The Equalizer Podcast, Episode 54: The Great NWSL Preview Pt I

April 9th, 2019

36:50

Finally! 

The 2019 NWSL season is upon us, with mainstays looking to stay at the top of the table, and challengers ready to shake the standings up and make a push into the playoffs. The Equalizer Podcast Team is here to …

EQZ Pod, Special Edition: USAvBEL First Reactions

April 8th, 2019

22:43

Wow, what a different kind of game.

The U.S. Women's National Team smashed the Belgium Red Devils on Sunday night 6-0 behind goals from Carli Lloyd (x2), Alex Morgan, Lindsey Horan, Sam Mewis, and Jessica McDonald. Ali …

EQZ Pod, Special Edition: USAvAUS First Reactions

April 5th, 2019

31:44

Wow, what a game.

The U.S. Women's National Team defeated The Matilda's 5-3 on Thursday evening, showing the best and the worst of the way the team is set up right now. With fewer than 70 days between now and World Cup …

The Equalizer Podcast, Episode 53: The Waves of Preseason

April 1st, 2019

55:23

NWSL Preseason is rolling on, and the Equalizer Podcast Team is here to discuss who's thriving, and who's having trouble making an impact.

This week …

The Equalizer Podcast, Episode 52: Familiar Faces

March 25th, 2019

48:29

NWSL preseason is heating up, the U.S. Women's National Team dropped some roster bombs, and the Equalizer Podcast Team is ready to get things started. This week, Claire Watkins, John Halloran, and Katelyn Best met up in …

The Equalizer Podcast, Episode 51: Signals of Progress

March 18th, 2019

43:25

It's been a bit of a quiet week in the days after the conclusion of the SheBelieves Cup, as players report to the early stages of 2019 NWSL preseason. Not a ton of soccer being played, but that didn't stop the Equalizer …

The Equalizer Podcast, Episode 50: Let us fix this

March 11th, 2019

49:13

The 2019 SheBelieves Cup left the U.S. women's national team with more questions than answers, so the Equalizer Podcast Team took a deep breath, …

SheBelieves Cup: USAvBRA First Reactions

March 6th, 2019

21:35

The USWNT wrapped up their 2019 SheBelieves campaign this evening with a 1-0 victory over Brazil, and the Equalizer Team was ready and waiting to pod about it. Chelsey Bush and Claire Watkins broke down the feeling …

The Equalizer Podcast, Episode 49: Looking lost out there

March 4th, 2019

46:45

The U.S. women's national team has had an interesting run so far in the 2019 SheBelieves Tournament, with consecutive 2-2 draws against Japan and …

Live from the SheBelieves Cup: USAvJPN First Reactions

February 28th, 2019

22:48

The U.S. Women's National Team started their 2019 SheBelieves campaign this evening, with a 2-2 draw against Japan behind goals from Megan Rapinoe …

The Equalizer Podcast, Episode 48: Seizing the Opportunity

February 25th, 2019

1:01:51

In the fallout of a bombshell announcement, there's nothing to be done but to discuss the long-term ripples, and such is the discussion this week …

The Equalizer Podcast, Episode 47.5: Not the best of circumstances

February 21st, 2019

24:51

When breaking news drops, the Equalizer Podcast Team is on the job, and this midweek emergency pod is no different. 

In this episode Dan Lauletta and …

The Equalizer Podcast, Episode 47: A Truly Grand Final

February 18th, 2019

44:23

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 …

The Equalizer Podcast, Episode 46: Kerr Boom

February 11th, 2019

50:57

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 …

The Equalizer Podcast, Episode 45: A Case of Independents

February 4th, 2019

47:33

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 …

Live from the 2019 USC Convention: Beast Mode Soccer's David Copeland-Smith

February 1st, 2019

46:13

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 …

Live from the 2019 USC Convention: Haley Carter on Afghanistan WNT, women in coaching

January 31st, 2019

24:01

Former Houston Dash goalkeeper Haley Carter joins the podcast to discuss her time as an assistant coach with the Afghanistan women's national team, …

Live from the 2019 USC Convention: Monica Gonzalez on joining the Houston Dash coaching staff

January 29th, 2019

23:03

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 …

The Equalizer Podcast, Episode 44: Reading from the same hymn book

January 28th, 2019

53:09

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 …

Live from the 2019 USC Convention: Alexi Lalas on media coverage of the USWNT

January 25th, 2019

32:09

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 …

Live from the 2019 USC Convention: Yael Averbuch on the state of the NWSL

January 24th, 2019

20:49

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, …

The Equalizer Podcast, Episode 43: France's Opening Statement

January 21st, 2019

47:39

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 …

Live from the 2019 USC Convention: Utah Royals head coach Laura Harvey

January 18th, 2019

21:30

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 …

The Equalizer Podcast, Episode 42: Analyzing the Draft

January 18th, 2019

50:13

 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, …

Live from the 2019 USC Convention: Lesle Gallimore on opportunities for female coaches

January 15th, 2019

12:41

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 …

Live from the 2019 USC Convention: Ali Krieger on pursuing a future in coaching

January 14th, 2019

18:29

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 …

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