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Women's Soccer Zone - Episode 26

Its International Women's Day and we have an all star female cast (minus Kieran) to mark the occasion. Arsenal pair Kelly Smith and Jordan Nobbs join us, while FA Director of Participation and Development Kelly Simmons also returns. There are also debuts for the BBC's Jo Currie, out at the #SheBelievesCup in the US, and Jasmina Schweimler, our new German expert. From all at Women's Soccer Zone, Happy #IWD2016.

50mins

8 Mar 2016

Rank #1

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A Little About Leroux

In an exclusive interview, Seattle Reign coach Laura Harvey discusses her two new signings, Sydney Leroux and Kim Little, and the disappointment of losing Washington Spirit bound, Christine Nairn.

16mins

20 Nov 2013

Rank #2

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Women's Soccer Zone - FAWSL 2016 Preview: Sunderland Ladies

The final FAWSL season preview focuses on last year's surprise package, Sunderland Ladies. Jen from She Kicks joins us to speak about her former club, while we also speak to goalkeeper Rachael Laws.

22mins

22 Mar 2016

Rank #3

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Women's Soccer Zone - 2018 NWSL Season Preview

The NWSL season is just days away so JJ and Kieran look ahead to the 2018 campaign, covering all nine clubs and making a few predictions along the way. There are also interviews with Chicago's Arin Gilliland and Washington's Tori Huster.

1hr 22mins

19 Mar 2018

Rank #4

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Episode 23 - Where to Tommy?

Alicia Ferguson is back to join Kieran in the presenting chair as the pair discuss the pulsating match that was the UEFA Women’s Champions League final. If that wasn’t enough, Wolfsburg and Sweden defender Nilla Fischer guests on the show to talk about the final and other topics, while Kieran and ‘Eesh’ chat about the latest goings on in some of the leagues in Europe and the US, and throw an interesting name into the ring to replace Shelley Kerr at Arsenal Ladies. Speaking of the US, we talk to another Brit abroad, with Seattle Sounders Women’s forward Emma Follis talking about how a girl from Aston Villa Ladies ended up on the Pacific North West.

1hr 10mins

4 Jun 2014

Rank #5

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Special - The Play-offs are coming

Preview of the upcoming NWSL play-off matches with some American media who have followed the league throughout the season.

18mins

19 Aug 2014

Rank #6

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Episode 15 - Plenty of Spirit, with a bit of Fishing

On the latest show we have part two of Hamish’s chat with Washington Spirit GM and Head Coach, Mark Parsons, while Kieran attends the launch of Manchester City Women FC and speaks to Captain Steph Houghton and her deputy, Nicki Harding. We’re also joined by friend of the show Jess Fishlock, who talks in depth about her current stint in the W-League in Australia, Seattle Reign, and the imminent departure of Wales boss, Jarmo Matikainen. All this, plus a review of the latest transfers in the FA WSL and a look back at the match between the USWNT & Canada WNT.

52mins

4 Feb 2014

Rank #7

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Women's Soccer Zone - FAWSL 2016 Preview: Arsenal Ladies

The first of our nine shows in nine days as we preview the upcoming FA Women's Super League season. First up, we focus on Arsenal Ladies.

16mins

14 Mar 2016

Rank #8

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Women's Soccer Zone - NWSL 2016 Preview: Houston Dash

Our latest NWSL preview focuses on Randy Waldrum's Houston Dash. Dan Lauletta once again gives his insight, while we speak to the first ever player to be drafted for the organization, Kealia Ohai.

26mins

8 Apr 2016

Rank #9

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Episode 14 - The return of the French accent

Washington Spirit General Manager & Head Coach Mark Parsons talks to Hamish about the 2014 College draft, while Sydney FC's Jodie Taylor returns to speak about her impressive form in Australia. Finally, Kieran speaks to Arsenal Ladies manager Shelley Kerr about the changes at the club, while there's reaction from Lyon's shock defeat to PSG. This one's for Sam.

42mins

22 Jan 2014

Rank #10

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Women's Soccer Zone - FAWSL 2016 Preview: Manchester City Women

Two thirds into our FAWSL season previews and we arrive at Manchester City Women. Jen from She Kicks again joins the show, while young prodigy Georgia Stanway speaks to us from St George's Park, just days before scoring her first goal of the season today.

16mins

19 Mar 2016

Rank #11

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Women's Soccer Zone - W-League Grand Final

Ann Odong of The Women's Game joins Kieran as they look ahead to the W-League Grand Final between Melbourne City FC and Sydney FC.

17mins

30 Jan 2016

Rank #12

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Women's Soccer Zone - Episode 65

After a while away JJ and Kieran are back for one of the final podcasts before we say goodbye to Women's Soccer Zone.  They discuss Champions League semi-finals, FA WSL, NWSL and some awards that have been handed out recently.

49mins

1 May 2018

Rank #13

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Women's Soccer Zone - The Last Episode

Kieran and JJ look back at the main talking points in women's football over the last few weeks, before reminiscing over the last five years as Women's Soccer Zone says goodbye.

1hr 15mins

8 Jun 2018

Rank #14

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Women's Soccer Zone - 1-2-1 with Utah Royals Head Coach Laura Harvey

Laura Harvey returns to the show and gives insight into her decision to join the new NWSL franchise, the Utah Royals. She also talks about her memories of Seattle, as well as coaching the likes of Hope Solo and Jess Fishlock.

36mins

18 Dec 2017

Rank #15

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Women's Soccer Zone - Episode 64

It has been a busy few weeks since the last podcast as JJ and Kieran take a look back at the SheBelieves Cup, Algarve Cup and Cyprus Cup. There is also chat about the upcoming UEFA Women's Champions League quarter-finals, the final of the Continental Cup, and the current situation surrounding US forward, Christen Press.

1hr 2mins

16 Mar 2018

Rank #16

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Women's Soccer Zone - Episode 22

The first episode of 2016 sees Kieran and JJ discuss a number of topics including the retirement of Homare Sawa, the deals taking place in the #FAWSL, the #WLeage and the #NWSLDraft. There are also interviews with the returning Everton Ladies boss Andy Spence, and footballer turned British boxer, Stacey Copeland.

1hr 20mins

7 Jan 2016

Rank #17

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Women's Soccer Zone - 2018 NWSL College Draft Preview

JJ is joined by former guest on the show and sometimes Women's Soccer Zone contributor Jen Gordon as they look ahead to next week's NWSL College Draft in Philadelphia.  There's also a chat with draft prospect Morgan Ferrera, who has been playing at the University of Central Florida (UCF).

44mins

12 Jan 2018

Rank #18

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Women's Soccer Zone - 1-2-1 with Republic of Ireland Head Coach Colin Bell

Our latest 1-2-1 features Republic of Ireland Head Coach, Colin Bell. Colin speaks about his first ten months in charge, the differences between coaching a club and country, and amongst other things, how he masterminded he side's 0-0 draw away in the Netherlands last month.

48mins

21 Dec 2017

Rank #19

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Women's Soccer Zone - Episode 60

JJ and Kieran discuss the big news out of England with 17 clubs confirmed for the new look professional and semi-professional divisions that will kick off next season. Kieran speaks to Yeovil Town Head Coach Jamie Sherwood, whose club will be in the top tier, very much against the odds. There's also chat about a bizarre game involving Wolfsburg and Bayern Munich in Germany, the final of the NCAA College Cup between Stanford and UCLA, while Kieran speaks to Salt Lake based journalist Maddie Lee about the city's new NWSL franchise, the Utah Royals.

54mins

13 Dec 2017

Rank #20