New NWSL Investors

In episode #318 of the Mixxed Zone, Jen “The Keeper” Cooper discusses the new NWSL investors for both the Chicago Red Stars and the Washington Spirit, and also talks 2021 NWSL Challenge Cup.

In the first chat, Jen hears from Southside Trap podcast co-host Claire Watkins about Chicago’s new NWSL investors and her thoughts on the club’s group for the upcoming Challenge Cup.

Then Jen talks with Jason Anderson, who covers the Washington Spirit for the PlexWeather podcast and, about the Spirit’s new NWSL investors and new roster additions.

This week’s “Jensplaining” segment reviews the 2021 NWSL Challenge Cup format, standings tiebreakers and broadcast schedule.

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