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Grant interviews Alyse LaHue (at 37:31), the general manager of Sky Blue FC, who has led a complete turnaround of the NWSL team off and on the field since taking over. LaHue tells her personal story, explains what she encountered when she took the job and how she went about making changes. Those have included moving the team's playing venue to Red Bull Arena, changing the training site and adding players like Mal Pugh, Midge Purce and McCall Zerboni. LaHue also shares her opinions on the USMNT stars moving this season to England, why she thinks it's important to have women as NWSL head coaches and why she thinks the NWSL's white players need to do more in support of Black Lives Matter.
Before that, Grant breaks down the busy soccer weekend with Taylor Rockwell of the Total Soccer Show. Topics include a big weekend for USMNT players Weston McKennie, Gio Reyna and Tyler Adams; the impact of NBC Sports' decision to put Premier League games behind a new paywall; Liverpool's 2-0 win at Chelsea; the similarities of Kepa Arrizabalaga to Richie Tenenbaum; Man United's 3-1 home loss to Crystal Palace; and why Columbus has been so good in MLS while San Jose and Atlanta have been so bad.