The Late Sub with Claire Watkins

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The Late Sub with Claire Watkins brings you the latest news and freshest takes in women’s sports. This is the weekly rundown you’ve been missing, covering the USWNT, NWSL, WNBA, college hoops, and whatever else is popping off in women’s sports each week. Special guest appearances with the biggest names in women’s sports make The Late Sub a must-listen for every fan.  You can find every episode of the Late Sub on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, YouTube or wherever you get your audio. Follow Claire on X/Twitter @ScoutRipley and subscribe to the Just Women’s Sports newsletter for more. read less

Our Editor's Take

The Snacks podcast invites women's soccer fans to learn about their favorite players. The cohosts are Lynn Williams and Sam Mewis. They play for the US Women's National Team (USWNT) and the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL). In 2023, Williams joined the NWSL team NJ/NY Gotham FC and made the World Cup roster. Mewis joined the NWSL team Kansas City Current in 2022. A recovering knee stopped Mewis from playing in the 2023 World Cup.

The duo interviews other athletes on the podcast, including players from rival teams. They discuss the 2024 Olympics, overcoming obstacles, and favorite ways to relax. As Williams and Mewis describe it, it is "fun stuff, soccer stuff, personal stuff, and real stuff."

Chicago Red Stars goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher joins one episode of the Snacks podcast. She's a decorated athlete who helped win the 2015 and 2019 World Cups. Naeher is the only female goalkeeper to save and convert a penalty kick in a World Cup tournament. She's also a six-time SheBelieves Cup champion. Naeher discusses one game-changing penalty kick that she's analyzed photos of countless times. The referee called it a goal. Listeners hear why Naeher disagrees.

Megan Rapinoe visited the Snacks podcast before retiring. Listeners learn her many nicknames and why her hair changes colors. Rapinoe describes clothing items that everyone needs and her fanciest possessions. She names her favorites in various categories, including Baja vacations and Gucci fashion. Rapinoe enjoys charcuterie boards but selects a different appetizer as the undefeated snack. She also discusses serious things, like sustaining three ACL injuries by age 30. Rapinoe explains what transpired after she knelt during the national anthem. She also shares what she hopes will get legalized to help athletes recover.

Mallory Pugh tells Williams and Mewis about her engagement to Cubs shortstop Dansby Swanson. The podcast hosts also learn about Becky Sauerbrunn's injury and how she takes care of herself.

The name Snacks refers to foods like the orange slices that soccer players eat for energy. These inspiring conversations provide a similar feeling of refreshment. New podcast episodes arrive weekly, with occasional breaks for tournaments and obligations.

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