The Stars of Gotham

In episode #341 of the Mixxed Zone, Jen “The Keeper” Cooper talks about the stars of Gotham FC with New York City-based freelance soccer reporter Jenna Tonelli.

The New Jersey club brought in a lot of veteran NWSL players for the 2022 season, and it’s the potential impact of these stars of Gotham FC that is the focus of this episode. Those stars include Kristie Mewis, Ashlyn Harris, Ali Krieger and Michelle Betos

Jen and Jenna also briefly discuss the growth of the women’s Serie A in Italy, as well as the Italian women’s national team.

Note that there is no “Jensplaining” segment in this episode, but it should return in the next episode.

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