Alli Lipsher is a retired professional soccer player who starred collegiately at Duke University in the ACC. Matt Privratsky kicked on the football team at the University of Minnesota, Morris when he wasn't good enough to be on the men's soccer team in just its second year of existence.
This weekend, they came together with one common goal: raise money for Like a Girl and Monarch FC, two organizations that provide access to soccer for girls of color across the Twin Cities. In the end, Alli made 4 of 5 field goals and Matt made 3 of 5 (Matt is writing this so he gets to remind you that the wind made the football fall mid-swing on the third one).
Watch the full contest below and donate to Monarch FC on Pay Pal (firstname.lastname@example.org) and donate to Like a Girl on their website: www.areyoulikeagirl.org/donate
We caught up with Annie Williams LIVE on Instagram to hear about her second stint in the Costa Rica pro league with Deportiva Saprissa, the biggest challenges on the field, what it was like adjusting to live on the beach after spending her whole live in Minnesota and South Dakota, and the first of our recurring deep dives: this one on recruiting and how the financial offers actually come together.
You can watch the video below or listen to it as a podcast on Soundcloud, iTunes, Google Play, or Stitcher.
We chat with former Gopher Soccer star and European pro Emily Heslin while taking in a half of one of her matches in Israel. We talk about cutting the season short due to COVID, her first pro experience, and why she'd like to return to Israel.
Supporters giving $10/month and up
Chad Flynn & Mary Lahammer
Salvo Soccer Club
Jim & Kristen Gray