The Mixxed Zone: NWSL Challenge Cup, Part II

In episode #291, Jen “The Keeper” Cooper continues the discussion of the upcoming NWSL Challenge Cup, this time with Dan Lauletta of Equalizer Soccer.

In the first segment, Jen and Dan talk about the events of the past week as they relate to women’s soccer. Then the pair discuss the live draw for the NWSL Challenge Cup on CBS HQ and the official odds published for each club.

Then, in the second segment, the pair review the first round matchups, the general format of the tourney and the possibility that some national teamers might not participate.

Also in this episode is another “Jensplaining” segment. This week Jen reviews the potential tiebreaker procedures for the NWSL Challenge Cup.

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