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Soccer Girl Problems

314 episodes - English - Latest episode: 11 days ago - ★★★★★ - 803 ratings

The Soccer Girl Problems Podcast is a fun, entertaining, and informative look into the life of a Ladyballer, on and beyond the field. The three founders and podcast hosts, Carly Beyar, Shannon Fay and Alanna Locast are the Ladyballers behind the hilarious viral YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram account, SoccerGrlProbs. Whether it’s talking about their experience as collegiate soccer players and struggles of being a female athlete, current soccer news, or interviews with professionals, the insights you get here will inspire you to transform your game, your mentality and your overall life as a ladyballer. Support this podcast:

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241. Gabrielle Carle

June 07, 2024 01:15 - 22 minutes - 30.7 MB

This week on the podcast we chat with Canadian National Team and Washington Spirit's Gabrielle Carle. Gabrielle tells us about her belief in the growth mindset and how she continues to grow as a player. She also tells us about switching positions, going from forward to defender and how it took her a few seasons to accept the change and learn to love it. Get your VKTRY insoles today at and use discount code SGP20 for 20% off! --- Support this podcast: https://...

240. Jade Rose

May 24, 2024 01:54 - 27 minutes - 37.6 MB

We chat with Harvard University and Canadian National Team's, Jade Rose. Jade tells us about her devastating injury that had her leave NZ right before the World Cup and how her team rallied around her during that tough time. She also tells us about how her time off the field helped lead her to finding her passion off the field to be a mentor to minority athletes in the sport and how she can be a resource for them. We also learn how Jade is able to balance college academics and soccer while b...

239. Kealia Watt

May 10, 2024 01:34 - 27 minutes - 37.4 MB

Today on the podcast we chat with former NWSL Kealia Watt. We chat with Kealia about the challenging decision to retire and finding her purpose after leaving the game. Kealia tells us about how becoming a mom is the best thing to ever happen to her. We have a heartfelt discussion on the challenges of parenting while balancing professional commitments, emphasizing the importance of cherishing special moments with loved ones. --- Support this podcast:

238. Sports Nutritionist Reilly Beatty

April 26, 2024 00:40 - 38 minutes - 53.5 MB

Today on the podcast we chat with Sports Nutritionist, Reilly Beatty. Reilly answers a ton of your questions about how to fuel your body as a female athlete. Topics we discuss include: -pregame/training food -post training fuel -foods to help build muscle -best snacks -favorite sports drink Check out more tips from Reilly at her website and her IG @reilly.beatty.nutrition --- Support this podcast:

237. Carly Nelson

April 12, 2024 00:36 - 29 minutes - 40 MB

This week on the podcast we chat with Utah Royal's Carly Nelson. Carly tells us about her transformative experience of playng overseas and why she recommends it for other pros. She also tells us about the impact of having a coach who communicates transparently with their players. --- Support this podcast:

236. Belle Briede

March 29, 2024 00:26 - 17 minutes - 24.2 MB

This week on the podcast we chat with Houston Dash's Belle Briede! We chat about: finishing training and practice on a high note shifting mindset for growth  finding positives in adversity  embracing discomfort in growth  learning soccer isn’t your whole identity --- Support this podcast:

235. M.A. Vignola

March 15, 2024 01:18 - 26 minutes - 36.6 MB

This week on the podcast we chat with Angel City FC's, M.A. Vignola. M.A. talks to us about falling out of love with the game and falling back in love with it. She also tells us about the silver lining of her injury was discovering her self-identity outside of soccer and how to be a great teammate from the sideline. M.A. also tells us about having feelings of self-doubt and how she believes it's something prevalent in women's sports that we need to talk about more. --- Support this podcas...

234. Amy Rodriguez- From USWNT Player to NWSL Coach

March 01, 2024 02:01 - 21 minutes - 29 MB

Today on the podcast we chat with former NWSL and USWNT player, Amy Rodriguez. Amy is now the head Coach of the Utah Royals and tells us how her experience playing as a pro has helped form her own coaching perspective. One thing Amy wants to make sure to do for her players, as impactful Coaches did for her, is care undoubtedly and have their best interest at heart. We chat about how having a Coach who believes in you can have such an impact on a player's career. --- Support this podcast:...

233. Meggie Dougherty Howard

February 16, 2024 01:27 - 21 minutes - 29.2 MB

This week on the podcast we chat with Angel City FC's Meggie Dougherty Howard. Meggie tell us about her challenging injuries last year and gives great advice on leaning on others during your injury while remembering it is part of the game and you are never alone in it. We also loved hearing how her growing confidence on the field has led her to feeling more free to express herself in her game. --- Support this podcast:

232. Emily Perrin - Mental Health Therapist & Mindfulness Coach

February 01, 2024 23:30 - 38 minutes - 53.1 MB

➡️Do you ever feel like it’s not ok to feel what you’re feeling? ➡️Have you ever felt wrong or “not tough enough” for feeling any of these things as an athlete? ➡️Has someone ever told you that you shouldn’t cry or be anxious? Today we chat about these topics with mental health therapist and mindfulness coach, Emily Perrin. Emily is a a former DI athlete and DI coach and helps athletes learn to feel their emotions in a healthy way. She gives great tips on all the little things (and big) ...

231. Amirah Ali

January 19, 2024 14:35 - 22 minutes - 31.5 MB

Today on the pod we chat with San Diego Wave's Amirah Ali! We chat about recovery, nutrition, watching more soccer and the importance of the coach/player relationship! --- Support this podcast:

230.Sam Staab

January 05, 2024 01:00 - 19 minutes - 26.4 MB

Today on the podcast we chat with Washington Spirit's, Sam Staab. Sam played college soccer at Clemson and is currently a defender on the Spirit where she was nominated for NWSL defender of the year. She also has had been awarded Ironwoman for THREE NWSL seasons, which means she has played every minute of every game for the season! We chat with Sam about how she stays game ready all season on and off the field and how she shuts her soccer brain off when she's away from the game. --- Suppo...

229. Rylee Foster

December 22, 2023 02:14 - 24 minutes - 33.9 MB

Today on the podcast we chat with Rylee Foster who in 2021 was in a near fatal car accident, she was told by doctors she would never play again, after 731 days of dedicated rehab and hard work she returned to the field. Rylee tells us about why she thinks players should enjoy the moment and experiences in the present and the importance of believe in yourself especially when others don't. --- Support this podcast:

228. Katie Lund

December 15, 2023 02:36 - 24 minutes - 33.8 MB

This week on the podcast we chat with Racing Lousiville FC's Katie Lund. Katie talks about the biggest differences from collegiate and pro soccer from a keeper's perspective. She also tells us about how she believes the key to her success is that when she needs to focus on soccer she does and when she spends time doing other things she can turn her soccer brain off. --- Support this podcast:

227. Jenna Nighswonger

December 08, 2023 01:14 - 23 minutes - 32.3 MB

This week on the pod we chat with, Gotham defender and NWSL’s Rookie of the Year, Jenna Nighswonger. Jenna tells us about growing her game in a new position and importance of having open communication with your coach during that process. We learn about how Ali krieger has had her back and given her the confidence in herself as part of the backline. She also tells her unique ways to get over her nerves, something we've never heard before but think it's a genius idea!  --- Support this podc...

226. Elizabeth Eddy

December 01, 2023 12:14 - 33 minutes - 31.4 MB

Today we chat with Angel City FC's, Elizabeth Eddy. Elizabeth tells us about being a multi-sport athlete in college at USC and how it helped her balance and destress. We chat about her belief of the importance of holistic health, eating nutrient dense foods and why she thinks that is the reason why she hasn’t had many injuries through her career. She also explains how she thinks in sports your teammates are your coworkers, and the importance of you have honoring and respecting them. And then...

225. Domi Richardson

November 17, 2023 02:33 - 21 minutes - 29.6 MB

Today on the podcast we chat with Domi Richardson. Domi had a season ending knee injury while playing for Gotham in 2022. We chat with her about her rehab and recovery and the importance of internal validation when you aren’t getting external validation. We also loved her advice to always put youself out there even when you are afraid because any experience you are going to grow, learn and benefit from. --- Support this podcast:

224. Olivia Van der Jagt

November 10, 2023 02:09 - 24 minutes - 33.5 MB

This week we chat with OL Reign's Olivia Van der Jagt. Olivia is currently the longest contracted player on the current roster for the Reign, showing just how much the Coaching staff and team believe in her and her important role on the team. We loved hearing from her about the culture of the team, the leadership of the vets and the genuine support and care of the coaches on and off the field. "You never know what opportunities will come, always work hard and do your best. Keep the dream go...

223. Alex Chidiac

November 03, 2023 01:43 - 29 minutes - 40.5 MB

This week we chat with Australian National Team and Club Tigres Femenil's, Alex Chidiac. Alex told us about playing in different countries and what she brings with her when traveling so it feels like home. We loved chatting with her about playing the WWC in her home country and what she thinks it has done for the growth of the women's game there. We also found out we actually met (almost) a few years ago, only leading us to believe even more that the soccer world is small! --- Support thi...

226. Elizabeth Eddy

November 03, 2023 01:07 - 33 minutes - 31.4 MB

Today on the podcast we chat with Angel City's Elizabeth Eddy. We chat with Elizabeth about being a dual sport athlete at USC (Soccer and lacrosse) and how it helped her balance and even destress. We loved hearing about her passion of holisitc health and her belief that eating nutrient dense foods is one of the major reasons she has stayed injury free. Elizabeth also explains how she sees teammates as coworkers, and the importance of honoring and respecting your teammates. And then she inter...

223. Dr. Nadia Nadim

October 27, 2023 01:28 - 22 minutes - 30.3 MB

Today on the podcast we chat with Lousiville FC’s @nadi9nadim! We chat about her recently graduating from medical school and becoming a doctor while playing professional soccer. Nadia tells us about the positives she has seen in the development of the women’s game and her hope to create access to the game for females in all parts of the World. We also loved hearing about what keeps her motivated, including ultimately to be a good person, as a soccer player, as a doctor, and as an advocate. Th...

222. Ali Riley & Toni Pressley

October 20, 2023 00:34 - 36 minutes - 49.5 MB

This week we chat with two pros and now authors, Ali Riley and Toni Pressley! Ali plays for Angel City FC and the New Zealand National Team and Toni currently plays for Breidablik in Iceland. We discuss their new recipe book, Girls Gone Veg and how eating healthy has positively impacted their performance. We loved hearing from them about their belief in giving yourself grace with nutrition, and the importance of finding balance, with fueling your body for competition while still being able to...

221. Jillienne Aguilera

October 13, 2023 11:13 - 24 minutes - 22.3 MB

On this week's episode we chat with Chicago Red Star and Puerto Rico National Team's Jillienne Aguilera. Jillienne tells us about what it means to her to be called up on on the national team and how proud she is to be apart of the team. She tells us how the Red Stars have benefited from a mental health consulatant and how finding the tools for personal success on the field are different for everyone. --- Support this podcast:

220. Angelina Anderson

October 06, 2023 01:38 - 27 minutes - 25.8 MB

Today on the podcast we chat with Angel City FC's keeper, Angelina Anderson. We loved chatting with Angelina about her growth from college to pro. We also discuss how much therapy and seeing a sports psychologist have become powerful tools to help with the little moments and challenges as athletes. --- Support this podcast:

219. Ryan Williams

September 29, 2023 01:38 - 33 minutes - 45.4 MB

Today on the podcast we chat with North Carolina Courage's Ryan Williams. We chat with her about how she has focused on becoming a "complete" pro focusing on the extras with fitness, nutrition, recovery, etc and how putting in the effort to do the little things goes a long way. We also talk about how she was recruited as a forward and then was moved to a defender, but she stayed positive and showed she was up for the job because she wanted to be on the field and be versatile.We also loved ta...

218. Kerry Abello

September 21, 2023 13:00 - 25 minutes - 23.3 MB

Today on the podcast we chat with Penn State alum and current defender on the Orlando Pride. We chat with her about controlling the controllables and taking time to feel your emotions and grow from them . We loved hearing about how much she has learned from having Marta as a teammate, always wanting to be out on the pitch, enjoying the game and being the best person you can be. --- Support this podcast:

217. Sam Hiatt

September 15, 2023 12:05 - 22 minutes - 20.8 MB

Today on the podcast we have former Stanford student-athlete and current defender on OL Reign, Sam Hiatt. We loved chatting with her about positive self-talk, taking moments outside of soccer to enjoy yourself and what she's learned from her teammates on the Reign. --- Support this podcast:

216. Cameron Tucker

September 08, 2023 01:12 - 28 minutes - 39.2 MB

Today on the podcast we chat with BYU alum and current forward on the Houston Dash, Cam Tucker. We loved chatting with Cam about her journey to learning who she was outside of the sport and not letting her performance dictate her self-worth. --- Support this podcast:

215. Millie Farrow

September 01, 2023 01:53 - 26 minutes - 36.1 MB

Millie Farrow is an English professional footballer who plays as a forward for Perth Glory. She has represented England on the under-19 and under-23 national teams. We chat with Millie about battling major injuries, OCD and anxiety in pursuit of her career. Millie remained determined to succeed and gives great advice to others on how to succeed in their own personal battles and overcome their own setbacks. Check out Millie's book, Brave Enough Not To Quit on amazon:

214. Marisa Viggiano

August 25, 2023 01:30 - 20 minutes - 28.7 MB

Today on the podcast we chat with Houston Dash's Marisa Viggiano. We loved chatting with Marisa about always being prepared. Marisa also tells us about failing her fitness test during preseason her freshman year of college and how it switched her mindset showing up every day plus always being fit and ready physically and mentally. --- Support this podcast:

213. Caitlin Cosme

August 18, 2023 01:30 - 23 minutes - 31.7 MB

Today on the podcast we chat with Orlando Pride's Caitlin Cosme. Caitlin played college soccer at Duke before heading to play pro in the NWSL. We chat about how she believes college taught her to be a really good teammate and playing in the NWSL helped her learn what her role on the team is. --- Support this podcast:

212. Olivia Athens

August 11, 2023 01:39 - 21 minutes - 29.7 MB

Today on the podcast we chat with Ol Reign's, Olivia Athens. Olivia played college soccer at UCLA before signing with the Reign in 2022. We discuss her growth on the field and finding joy in things off the field as well, including the OlReign’s unofficial book club. We loved her advice to always bet on yourself and great things will come. --- Support this podcast:

211. Sabrina Flores

August 04, 2023 01:44 - 27 minutes - 37.4 MB

Today on the podcast we chat with Gotham FC's Sabrina Flores. Sabrina tells us about why she enjoys giving back and working in her community to teach others the game, including being part of the player community initiative with Gotham. We loved hearing about her and her twins dream to play together in college and how they reached that goal by playing at Notre Dame together and even competed against each other on their youth national teams (Sabrina for the US and her sister for Mexico). "Com...

210. Kristen Edmonds

July 28, 2023 01:32 - 25 minutes - 35.7 MB

Today on the podcast we chat with Gotham FC's Kristen Edmonds. Kristen chats with us about her traveling experience in all the different countries she has played in and tells us why she thinks if any player has the opportunity to play abroad they should go for it! Kristen also tells us what she hopes to see for each team in the NWSL in the future. --- Support this podcast:

209. Korbin Albert

July 21, 2023 01:30 - 23 minutes - 32.1 MB

Today on the podcast we have Notre Dame alumni and current midfielder for PSG, Korbin Albert. We chat with Korbin about learning the different style of play and her tips on how to acclimate to it. We also talk about what deciding to leave Notre Dame early to play at PSG and what it's like for her playing far away from home. --- Support this podcast:

208. Cosette Morché - The Importance of Mental Health

July 14, 2023 02:09 - 36 minutes - 50.8 MB

Today on the podcast we chat with Cosette Morché. Cosette played college soccer at Texas A & M and is currently playing professionally for Montpellier HSC in France. We get into a deep and real conversation about struggles with mental health and the importance of supporting your mental health. Check out Cosette's blog: Call me Cozy is a raw, authentic blog highlighting the rarely discussed highs and lows of being a professional soccer player. Cosette Morché aims to use t...

207. Haley Hopkins- NC Courage

July 07, 2023 02:12 - 29 minutes - 27.3 MB

Today on the podcast we we chat with NC Courage's Haley Hopkins. Haley gives great advice on how to focus on enjoying having fun playing soccer and everything else will fall into place! --- Support this podcast:

206. Lily Nabet - Angel City FC

June 30, 2023 02:07 - 18 minutes - 25.7 MB

Today on the podcast we chat with Duke alumni and current midfielder for Angel City FC's Lily Nabet. Lily tells us about the culture that quickly cultivated for the Angel City FC squad and how she felt welcomed with the team right away. Lily tells us about her goal to be continue to be more impactful on and off the field and grow as a player in the league. She also talks about her off the field passion of fashion. --- Support this podcast:

205. Ella Dederick- Houston Dash

June 23, 2023 02:27 - 32 minutes - 44.9 MB

Today on the podcast we chat with Houston Dash's Ella Dederick. We chat about coming back from an ACL injury and her belief that everything happens for a reason (including her red shirt year leading her to stay an extra year and make the Final Four). We loved hearing about Ella soccer journey from playing at Washington State to taking a year off before making it in the NWSL. --- Support this podcast:

204. Julie doyle - Orlando Pride

June 16, 2023 02:13 - 29 minutes - 40.1 MB

Today on the podcast we chat with Orlando Pride's Julie Doyle. Julie tells us how she recommends players growing and developing as a player by doing something to take you out of your comfort zone: playing with guys, playing up a year or two, showing up alone to a pick up game, etc. She tells us about how one of her teammates was getting on her at practice but once she shifted her mindset she saw that her teammate genuinely wanted to help her. We also loved her advice to treat every time you ...

203. Ally Schlegel - Chicago Red Stars

June 09, 2023 02:07 - 30 minutes - 41.4 MB

Today on the podcast we have Chicago Red Star's Ally Schlegel. Ally talks about enjoying the process of becoming a pro, enjoying putting more intentions in everything she does off the field to make her more successful like; nutrition, sleep, recovery, film, journal etc. We also loved hearing how she is able to play with freedom and joy and not let the fear of failing hold her back. And Ally reminded us of important advice she got from one of her coach's that your bring value to your team when...

202. Amber Brooks- Washington Spirit

June 02, 2023 12:05 - 34 minutes - 31.8 MB

Today on the podcast we chat with UNC alum and current defender on the Washington Spirit, Amber Brooks. We loved hearing from Amber about conversations had within the team and with Coach on the importance to bring your three unique strengths (on the field and off) to each game to make the team successful as a whole. We chatted about her mentality to always give everything 100% and put her full effort into whatever she is doing. And we love her advice that not every training will look the same...

201. Jennifer Cudjoe- Stop Worrying, Start Living

May 26, 2023 00:57 - 31 minutes - 43.6 MB

Today on the podcast we chat with NWSL and Ghana national team's Jennifer Cudjoe. We chat about her recent focus on the importance of mental health and how helpful her mentors have been in supporting her. We also discuss why she waited till she was ready to go pro. Jennifer also tells us about advocating for her national team’s rights and coming back as a player but also to help improve the structure of the team and help make a change.  --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify....

200! Celebrate our 200th episode and share some laughs with SGP!

May 19, 2023 01:33 - 24 minutes - 33.6 MB

We are celebrating our 200th episode with some fun rapid fire questions with yours truly, SGP! And to extend our thanks to our amazing listeners we are giving away 3 pairs of cleats, check out our Instagram on how to enter: --- Support this podcast:

199. Jasmyne Spencer - Angel City FC

May 12, 2023 02:18 - 27 minutes - 37.3 MB

Today on the podcast we chat with Angel City FC Jasmyne Spencer. We chat about her experience so far at Angel City, including playing in a new position. We also loved hearing from her more about the importance of young Black athletes seeing themselves represented on the field, and a great reminder to all of us of the crucial role of Black culture in sports and in the NWSL. Jasmyne also tells us about her passion off the field, her company Jas It Up, a sustainable clothing brand she created. ...

198. Alyssa and Gisele Thompson

April 28, 2023 02:07 - 25 minutes - 35.2 MB

Today on the podcast we have soccer superstar sisters Alyssa and Gisele Thompson who made history as Nike's first high school athletes. Alyssa made her USWNT debut last Fall and is currently playing for Angel City Fc and Giselle played for the USYNT at the U-17 World Cup. We loved chatting with them both about how much they've enjoyed growing up playing together and how supportive they are of each other. We also enjoyed hearing about how they balance playing with being high school students a...

197. Elyse Bennett

April 21, 2023 02:25 - 31 minutes - 29.5 MB

Today on the podcast we chat with OL Reign’s Elyse Bennett. Elyse gives advice to parents and young athletes on following their own path in sports and whatever they are passionate about, believing that's the key to not burning out. We loved hearing about her own journey to play professional and her advice to injured players to put the same energy and effort into rehab as you do for training. --- Support this podcast:

196. Vanessa Gilles

April 14, 2023 02:18 - 27 minutes - 25.9 MB

Today on the podcast we chat with Canadian National Team and Lyon's Vanessa Gilles. We chat about the challenges in pursing a professional soccer career as a Canadian and playing in different leagues with different styles. We loved hearing about Vanessa's journey on learning how to communicate and be a leader by example. Get your Puma Brilliance Pack Women's Fit Boots Today: --- Support this podcast:

195. Mary Fowler

April 07, 2023 01:10 - 23 minutes - 21.8 MB

Today on the podcast we chat with Manchester City and Australian National Team's Mary Fowler. We learn about growing up in a soccer family and how that helped shape her as a player. We loved hearing about her advice to younger athletes to find out what their weaknesses are and focus on trying to improve and tweak those little parts of your game. She also tells us how she likes to watch film back right after playing so she can see solutions to any mistakes she makes and not focus just on the ...

194. Shannon Boxx

March 31, 2023 02:15 - 34 minutes - 31.5 MB

This week on the podcast we chat with USWNT legend Shannon Boxx. We chat about the current USWNT team and NWSL, her hopes for the future of the league and becoming a part owner of Angel City FC. We also learn so much from Shannon about playing with an autoimmune disease, the challenges that came with playing with lupus and how once she told her teammates how incredible their support was. Shannon's company: Get your Puma Brilliance Pack Women's Fit Boots Today: https://b...