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The FIFA Women's World Cup is in France in Summer 2019. Maia and Krystine will be there and, leading up to it, they'll be talking women's soccer every week.

The FIFA Women's World Cup is in France in Summer 2019. Maia and Krystine will be there and, leading up to it, they'll be talking women's soccer every week.
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The FIFA Women's World Cup is in France in Summer 2019. Maia and Krystine will be there and, leading up to it, they'll be talking women's soccer every week.




Ep 9 // Over and Under

This week, Maia and Krystine discuss soccer news, and share their under 20 and over 34 year old players to watch out for at the 2019 World Cup. Mentioned In This Episode: Spain League disputes Spain CBA negotiations Ruth Bader Ginsburg thanks Becky Sauerbrunn Meg Linehan will be covering more woso for The Athletic 00:00 - Ep 9 // Over and Under 11:07 - Feature: Over and Under 41:22 - Media Recommendation 42:44 - Outro 43:36 - Finish


Ep 8 // World Cup Visionboard

On today's episode, Krystine and Maia discuss the latest news in the world of women's soccer, and dream up narratives they'd like to see coming out of the 2019 World Cup! Mentioned in this Episode USWNT / 99’ers honored USWNT pregame Mia Hamm / potential LAFC women’s team Announcement of FIFA Team Reporters Afghanistan Football Federation sexual abuse allegations AFF officials suspended Suspended AFF official elected to AFC committee 00:00 - Ep 8 // World Cup Visionboard 02:10 - News 17:10 -...


Ep 5 // Final Roster Predictions

In this week's episode, Maia & Krystine break down their 2019 World Cup roster predictions, revisit 2015, and talk about a whole lot of news. Mentioned In This Episode: US Soccer asks court to consolidate discrimination lawsuits North Carolina Courage to Host 2019 Women’s International Champions Cup ICC Launch: US Stars Reflect Gloucestershire firm agrees landmark sponsorship deal with England's Women's football team U-23 WNT Olympics Match Stats V Sweden Sam Mewis - Soccer IQ 1%er Media...


Ep 6 // Who is Jill Ellis?

This week Maia and Krystine take a deep dive into the current USWNT head coach, Jill Ellis. Listen in as they explore her past, prior roles within US Soccer, and address some of the criticism she has received in the lead up to this years World Cup. Mentioned in this episode: Barclay's investment in the Women's Super League Some important news items from the Washington Post over the weekend. Resources: Jill Ellis - Development Director...


Ep 5 // Alex Schmidt & Jolie + a whole lot of news!

Maia and Krystine are joined by Jolie and Alex to discuss the group "Dyke Soccer", what gets them interested in watching the game, the new World Cup kits, and so much more. Mentioned In This Episode: New Kits Colombia Professional Women’s League saved Argentina works to professionalize women’s football Media...


Ep 4 // Equality

In 2017, the Football Association of Norway agreed to an equitable pay agreement between their women and men's national team. In 2018, Iceland followed suit equal bonus agreement. Now in 2019, the USWNT are suing the USSF for gender discrimination. In this week's episode Maia and Krystine attempt to work out the details and complexities of the recent lawsuit. EEOC complaints, CBA negotiations, and NWSL salaries; we unpack it all in our attempt to understand what equality might look like for...


Ep 3 // She Believes That We Will ... Draw

A She Believes watch party, FIFA 2016, and Audre Lorde scores a golazo! In this episode Maia and Krystine discuss 13 year old girls turning pro, watching soccer as a non-soccer watcher with Jade Payne, and recent results from the She Believes tournament and other international matches. Mentioned In This Episode: Marta & her cryptic Instagram post Why Does The NWSL Exist? USWNT Inspirational Women Jerseys Foot Feminin Important Resources Olivia Moultrie Nike Endorsement Feb/Mar International...


Ep 2 // Adele Jackson-Gibson + WC '99

Maia and Krystine discuss the 1999 World Cup and chat with writer and producer Adele Jackson-Gibson. Mentioned In This Episode: Colombia u-17 & WNT members speak out Female soccer players in Colombia denounce discrimination Ante Milicic named head coach of the Matildas NWSL & A&E break partnership 1999 Penalty Shoot Out (USA v China) Sissi free kick (Brazil v Nigeria) Equal Playing Field World Cup Technical Report 1999 Women's World Cup (soccer politics) The Secret History of Mexican Women's...


Ep 1 // Kick-off

Maia Macdonald and Krystine Summers discuss their women’s soccer fandom and France plans in the lead up to the World Cup this summer. Later in the episode, they discuss the origins of the modern game (both men & women) and how the game was forced down two different paths, leading to permanent ramifications in the women’s game today. They also delve into the very first FIFA Women’s World Cup in China in 1991 and even play a game of two truths, one lie. Mentioned In This Episode: Alen Stajcic,...


Primer: Introducing 'Second XI'

Longtime BTRtoday host Maia Macdonald is joined by Krystine Summers in this new podcast devoted to women's soccer. The two co-hosts will be heading to France this summer for the FIFA Women's World Cup, so subscribe now wherever you listen to podcasts so you can follow along as they cover the lead up to the big event, along with history, interviews, and more! 00:00 - Introducing 'Second XI' with Maia and Krystine, new podcast from BTRtoday!