Louisville NWSL Debut Nears

In episode #319 of the Mixxed Zone, Jen “The Keeper” Cooper covers the upcoming Racing Louisville NWSL debut and the challenges of being an NWSL fan when the nearest club is a good five-hour drive away.

In the first chat, Jen talks with Louisville “Soccer City” radio show host Jeff Greer about his city’s newest sports team, the players he’s most excited to see take the field for Racing Louisville, and the unique perks and challenges that come with being the first NWSL expansion team announced more than a year before its first game.

Then Jen talks with Equal Time Soccer founder Matt Privratsky about following and covering women’s soccer from the Twin Cities of Minnesota.

This week’s “Jensplaining” segment covers the mechanics of next month’s draw for the women’s Olympic soccer tournament. Scheduled for April 21, the draw will place the 12 teams into three groups of four teams each.

Got a question or comment for the Jensplainer? Email your question or general Mixxed Zone comments to keeper@keepernotes.com.


Check out the sponsors of The Mixxed Zone:


Founded by Jen Cooper, Keeper Notes has been spreading the love for the beautiful game since 2002 in Houston and beyond. The Mixxed Zone women’s soccer podcast has been covering women’s soccer (primarily NWSL, USWNT and Concacaf) since 2014. Check out more of the Keeper’s great content as well as the valuable “WoSopedia” page at KeeperNotes.com. You can also follow Keeper Notes on Twitter.

And be sure to check out the latest edition of the Keeper Notes NWSL Almanac, the 370-plus-page comprehensive guide to the first eight seasons of NWSL (2013-2020). You can’t get this info all in one place anywhere else! The almanac is available in both PDF and print format. Also, check out the Houston Dash almanac and commemorative Challenge Cup booklet.