LWSC Radio: Rescheduled Olympics Impacts on USWNT/USMNT

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REIMS, FRANCE - JUNE 11: Alex Morgan of the USA celebrates with teammate Megan Rapinoe after scoring her team's twelfth goal during the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France group F match between USA and Thailand at Stade Auguste Delaune on June 11, 2019 in Reims, France. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Podcast – What’s up Internet? This week on Last Word SC Radio, Matt and Rachael are back with some actual soccer news. We discuss the rescheduled Olympics as the 2020 Summer Olympics will now take place in 2021. This could impact the older veteran USWNT players as well as how much time the younger players have to adjust.

LWSC Radio: How the Rescheduled Olympics Will Impact the USWNT and USMNT

We discuss the impact on the USMNT as well. With the U-23 roster rules, several key players for the Men’s Olympic team will be too old to participate per the rules unless they take up one of the overage roster spots. Then there’s the issue of the Gold Cup next summer, meaning the federation, Jason Kreis, Gregg Berhalter, and the players’ club teams have some decisions to make.

We discuss all of the above and come up with some solutions and hypothetical ideas.


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About Us

Matt Pollard is the Managing Editor of Last Word on Soccer and an engineer. When he’s not watching soccer or at work, the Colorado transplant enjoys skiing and hiking all over the state. The LA Kings will always be his first sports love, though MLS didn’t exist at the time. Once called the Shakespeare of LWOS, he covers the LA Galaxy, Colorado Rapids, and Saint Louis FC. Like the Galaxy, he too was handcrafted in LA.

Rachael Kriger is a Senior Editor at Last Word on Soccer. She is the lead writer for the Seattle Sounders, U.S. Women’s National Team and NWSL. Hailing from Moscow, Russia, she resides in Pittsburgh, Pa., home to the Riverhounds. Rachael is a big fan of her home country’s national teams and cried when Russia beat Spain in the World Cup Round of 16. However, Rachael has to admit that basketball was her first love and still keeps in contact with that sport through coaching. By day, she is a creative copywriter in marketing for DICK’S Sporting Goods.

Daniel Sperry is an Editor at Last Word on Soccer. He covers mainly Sporting KC and U.S. Soccer for LWOS and discusses San Francisco Giants baseball elsewhere. He was born and raised in Northern California, hence his love for Bay Area teams. He currently resides in the KC Suburbs with his incredible wife and energetic puppy. Outside of sports and writing, he loves a good stout and nature, whether that is hiking, camping, canoeing, birding, or some activity with all four.

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