The Equalizer Podcast

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.

01:03:51 2022-06-28
Claire Watkins and André Carlisle (Diaspora United Podcast, Black and Red United) share their first impressions from the USWNT's 3-0 win over Colombia, before delving deeper into the match and what it means for the team in the CONCACAF W Championship. Th...
00:52:09 2022-06-21
Claire Watkins and Jason Anderson (Pro Soccer Wire) take a close look at the tight NWSL table and where each team is as the league heads into an international break. Do the standings look how we expect them to at the end of the season? What teams will mov...
00:59:35 2022-06-14
Claire Watkins and André Carlisle (Diaspora United Podcast, Black and Red United) react to the U.S. women's national team roster for the CONCACAF W Championship and try to figure out the unpredictable NWSL standings. Follow: Claire Watkins on Twitter An...
00:49:12 2022-06-07
Claire Watkins and Lori Lindsey react to Catarina Macario's injury and look ahead to Women's World Cup qualifying for the United States. Then, they take a look at the NWSL, with a focus on Mallory Pugh's season so far and the turnaround from the Houston D...
00:54:27 2022-05-31
Claire Watkins and Jeff Kassouf share their thoughts on a big week for OL Reign to get the team back near the top of the table. Then, they react to more goals from Mallory Pugh and Sophia Smith, and what we're seeing from the Houston Dash so far this seas...
00:57:19 2022-05-24
Claire Watkins and Jason Anderson (Pro Soccer Wire) react to Lyon's emphatic 3-1 over Barcelona to win the Champions League and the contributions made by Lindsey Horan and Catarina Macario. They also discuss San Diego Wave FC's ongoing early season succes...
00:50:38 2022-05-17
Claire Watkins and André Carlisle (Diaspora United Podcast, Black and Red United) discuss the strong starts for San Diego Wave FC and Angel City FC, and how the expansion clubs built their teams and handled the Challenge Cup. They also react to slow regu...
00:46:07 2022-05-10
Claire Watkins and Jeff Kassouf examine North Carolina's Challenge Cup Championship win over Washington and take a look at the tournament as a whole. Then, they discuss the first weeks of the NWSL regular season, including San Diego's start led by Kailen ...
00:45:34 2022-05-03
Lori Lindsey joins Claire Watkins to talk about Angel City FC's dream start and her experience at their regular season opener. They also discuss the Washington Spirit's ring ceremony and predict what they expect from the semifinals and championship of the...
00:52:59 2022-04-26
We're back! Claire Watkins and Jason Anderson take an in-depth look at the four teams in the NWSL Challenge Cup semifinals: OL Reign, Kansas City Current, North Carolina Courage, and Washington Spirit. Follow: Claire Watkins on Twitter Jason Anderson on ...
00:33:26 2022-03-18
Jeff Kassouf previews the 2022 NWSL Challenge Cup, from group favorites to stories to watch, and answers listener questions. Follow: Jeff Kassouf on Twitter The Equalizer on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastc...
00:53:01 2022-03-01
Claire Watkins and Courtney Stith (Diaspora United Podcast) take a close look at the U.S. women's national team's win over Iceland and their performance in the SheBelieves Cup. They discuss what we saw from players like Catarina Macario, Mallory Pugh, and...
00:48:57 2022-02-22
Claire Watkins and Sophie Lawson (host of WoSo Serious? and contributor to All For XI and The Equalizer) take a look at a busy week of tournament matches during the international break. They react to the U.S. women's national team's first two games of the...
01:13:11 2022-02-15
Claire Watkins and Jason Anderson (Black and Red United) discuss Michele Kang finally becoming the controlling owner of the Washington Spirit and what this means for the team moving forward. They also discuss Arnim Whisler's comments to the media followin...
00:56:04 2022-02-08
Claire Watkins and Pardeep Cattry take an in-depth look at the U.S. women's national team's roster for the SheBelieves Cup and discuss the overall state of the USWNT. They also react to the results of the 2022 AFC Women's Asian Cup. Follow: Claire Watkin...
00:56:55 2022-02-01
The NWSL has its first collective bargaining agreement. Claire Watkins and Jeff Kassouf break down all the key points of the deal and look at what's ahead for the league and its teams as the 2022 preseason officially begins. Follow: Claire Watkins on Twi...
01:08:29 2022-01-25
Claire Watkins and Pardeep Cattry discuss the latest results in the FAWSL, the Asian Cup, and the NWSL CBA negotiations. Follow: Claire Watkins on Twitter Pardeep Cattry on Twitter The Equalizer on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram Learn more about your a...
01:16:30 2022-01-18
Claire Watkins and Jason Anderson (Black and Red United) discuss all the latest twists and turns in the Washington Spirit ownership saga and Orlando Pride draft pick Mia Fishel joining Tigres of Liga MX Femenil. They also discuss NWSL teams' relationships...
00:59:41 2022-01-11
Claire Watkins and John Halloran open up the mailbag to answer questions about the NWSL broadcasts, OL Reign at Lumen Field, what we can expect from the 2022 Challenge Cup, and more. Follow: Claire Watkins on Twitter John Halloran on Twitter The Equalize...
00:49:30 2022-01-04
Claire Watkins and Pardeep Cattry react to the latest in the Washington Spirit ownership saga and discuss the changes NWSL teams have made to hiring practices. Then, they share what they hope to see in the NWSL this year and make some Way Too Early Predic...
00:39:42 2021-12-28
As the Equalizer Podcast takes the week off, we take a listen to Jeff Kassouf's interview with San Diego Wave FC defender Abby Dahlkemper in a special presentation of The Equalizer's Kickin' Back podcast. The Equalizer Podcast will return next week. Subsc...
00:56:54 2021-12-21
Claire Watkins and Pardeep Cattry react to how Angel City FC and San Diego Wave FC built their teams in the expansion draft, and both of the club's NWSL journeys so far. Then, they look at the results of the 2022 NWSL Draft. Follow: Claire Watkins on Twi...
01:06:10 2021-12-14
Claire Watkins and Pardeep Cattry discuss all the trades, protected lists, rumors, and possibilities ahead of the 2022 NWSL Expansion Draft and 2022 NWSL Draft. They also discuss the latest coaching news in the league. Follow: Claire Watkins on Twitter P...
01:04:05 2021-12-07
Claire Watkins and Jeff Kassouf discuss the moves around the chaotic NWSL trade deadline, the unnecessary secrecy around the deals, and the value of the expansion draft. Then Harjeet Johal joins to talk about Canada, recent results, and the path forward f...
01:02:34 2021-11-30
Claire Watkins and Jason Anderson (Black and Red United) react to the USWNT's 3-0 win over Australia in the first game of their friendly series. They discuss breakout performances from Casey Murphy and Ashley Hatch, and Emily Sonnett's defensive role on t...
01:15:31 2021-11-23
Claire Watkins and Pardeep Cattry break down the Washington Spirit's win over the Chicago Red Stars in the 2021 NWSL Championship and look at the road that led Washington to their first title. They also discuss the latest news, including the resignation o...
00:21:54 2021-11-20
The NWSL has a 2021 Champion, and it is the Washington Spirit! Claire Watkins and Jeff Kassouf sit down to discuss Washington's 2-1 win, Chicago's very good first half, how the Spirit adjusted, Trinity Rodman's punctuation of a breakout season, and what t...
01:09:16 2021-11-16
Claire Watkins and John Halloran react to an exciting semifinal round in the NWSL playoffs as the Spirit upset OL Reign and the Red Stars upset the Thorns, and look ahead to what could happen in the NWSL Championship. Then, they discuss the new U.S. women...
01:04:01 2021-11-09
Claire Watkins and Pardeep Cattry react to Chicago's win over Gotham and Washington's win over North Carolina in the quarterfinals of the NWSL Playoffs and discuss what they expect to see in OL Reign/Spirit and Thorns/Red Stars. They also take a look at t...
01:09:07 2021-11-02
The NWSL playoff picture has finally come into focus. Claire Watkins and Courtney Stith (Diaspora United Podcast) react to all the drama from the last weekend of the regular season, as Trinity Rodman's late goal clinched the No. 3 seed for the Spirit and ...
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