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URFC Show: (58) USWNT, Red Star recap, eyes on Houston. AKA - Cindy agrees to eat a sock

Lucas Muller

If you’re familiar with the ‘Cindy eating a sock’ inside joke, then boy.... is this the episode for you.
We have a roster announcement. Jill Ellis has announced the 23 players she will take to France to represent the United States in the 2019 World Cup. We start off our show discussing our thoughts on the roster, well, not exactly, it takes a tangent on “how to properly do a cool roster announcement” first. That’s not the only tangent in this episode. Trust us.

The next section of the podcast discusses the incredible defensive prowess we have seen so far from Utah Royals FC, especially that of Michelle Maemone followed by a discussion regarding the serious injury bug which has found its way into the locker room. This is also linked with a discussion of the game against Chicago. It wasn’t the prettiest of football, but a result is a result, and if we are sitting on top of the table, then pretty football doesn’t matter that much anyways. An attacking first half was capped off with a Katie Johnson red card, and contrary to normalcy the second half was characterized by the Chicago attack gaining plenty of steam despite being down a player. That said, ultimately Utahwould grind it out with an Amy Rodriguez winner in the final minutes of the game.

Finally, we cap off the podcast with a quick discussion of the upcoming game against a seemingly revitalized Houston Dash team. which if the pundits are to be believed, could play a role in deciding a tiebreaker playoff place if it comes to that.