Women's World Cup: The ’99ers' Fight For Equity, Soccer In South Korea, Norway's Champion

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This year marks the 20th anniversary of the U.S. women's national soccer team's 1999 World Cup title. This week on Only A Game, we hear from Kristine Lilly, Julie Foudy and others about the ’99ers off-field fight for gender equity. Plus, American Georgia Cloepfil reflects on her experience playing professional soccer in South Korea. And why Norwegian soccer star Ada Hegerberg won't be taking the pitch at the Women's World Cup underway in France. Join us!

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'Let's Move On This': The '99 USWNT's Off-Field Fight For Equality
"Their achievements on the field are equally matched by their achievements off the field," says UMass Lowell Professor Jeffrey Gerson, who teaches sports and politics.

3 Stories: Soccer Prodigy, Big 10 Commissioner, Blues Anthem Singer
Bleacher Report's Mirin Fader and Arizona State University Global Sport Institute CEO Kenneth Shropshire join Only A Game's Karen Given.

The Shape Of A Dream: An American's Soccer Life In South Korea
Georgia Cloepfil writes about her experiences as a professional soccer player in South Korea.

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports
Karen Given and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss the Women's World Cup and the newborn who set a Stanley Cup record.

Ada Hegerberg's Campaign For Soccer Equity In Norway
The Wall Street Journal's Joshua Robinson tells the story of Norwegian star Ada Hegerberg, who isn't playing in this year's Women's World Cup.

This program aired on June 8, 2019.


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