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A show about women's soccer

Full Time with Meg Linehan is a weekly soccer podcast expanding The Athletic’s coverage of the USWNT and NWSL. Meg tackles the culture, context, and conversations about the sport here in America and beyond. Listen and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts; new episodes on Thursday.

This week on Full Time | A Beautiful New Day | Apr. 8, 2021

Full Time with Meg Linehan is back from vacation mode and just in time for the kick off of the 2021 NWSL Challenge Cup. Alyse LaHue, just updated her job title from general manager of Sky Blue FC to general manager of NJ/NY Gotham FC, and she joined the podcast to go in-depth on the decision to rebrand one of the most historic pro women’s soccer clubs in the country.

Previously on Full Time | The Face of U.S. soccer | Mar. 18, 2021

Marcus Thompson II, lead columnist at The Athletic, is back on Full Time to discuss his latest article, ‘Please don’t shrink’: Inside the movement to elevate Black women in U.S. soccer. We discuss his comprehensive story, and who gets to be the face of U.S. soccer.

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The Athletic Best of 2020

In December 2020, Full Time with Meg Linehan was named as a selection to The Athletic's Best of 2020 collection.

About the podcast

Full Time with Meg Linehan is a weekly podcast, with new episodes released every Thursday. The show includes weekly news updates, interviews with players, administrators, fellow journalists and other insiders and occasionally, listener mailbags that address all sorts of topics.

Guests in 2020 included:

  • Crystal Dunn

  • Ali Krieger

  • Lindsey Horan

  • Christen Press

  • Tobin Heath

  • Kristie Mewis

  • Rachel Daly

  • Shea Groom

  • Lisa Baird

  • Becca Roux

  • Brooke Elby

  • Lori Lindsey

  • Angela Hucles

  • Sandra Herrera

  • Steph Yang

  • Bria Felicien

  • & more.

About Meg

I'm a national staff writer at The Athletic covering the NWSL, U.S. women's national team and more from the world of women's soccer. I covered the 2019 Women's World Cup from France, and travel to cover the USWNT and NWSL, and will cover the 2021 Tokyo Olympics and 2023 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. I also host a digital show, The Fixture by WICC, and am the author of a forthcoming book on Megan Rapinoe and her leadership to be released on June 1, 2021 and now available for preorder.

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