The Forgotten XI

Women have been playing soccer since the 1800s and it has always been political, but usually not because the players were taking firm political stances. This show is hosted by Chris Mcglynn who was bothered by the fact that the men’s team gets so much more attention and money than the women’s team, even though the women’s team was winning world cup after world cup. He was inspired to start this podcast to unveil the often ignored and forgotten history of The Women’s Game of Soccer / Football.

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Journal Prompts

What explanation does Chris provide for why women playing soccer is always seen as political? What were your thoughts when Chris asked for input from women for their perspectives on this topic?

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