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Local Soccer Coaches, Including Former US Team Member, Talk Women's World Cup Ahead Of Quarterfinals

(June 26, 2019) Soccer coaches Olivia Silverman (at left) and Lori Chalupny-Lawson joined Wednesday's talk show to talk about the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup and the state of local women's soccer.
Evie Hemphill | St. Louis Public Radio

The United States will advance to the quarterfinals of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup after a 2-1 victory Monday against Spain. Now they’re set to play the host nation of France this Friday, during a game anticipated to be the most-expensive-to-attend Women’s World Cup game ever.

In anticipation of the game, St. Louis Public Radio’s Rachel Lippmann delved into the Women’s World Cup and the state of women’s soccer in St. Louis on Wednesday’s St. Louis on the Air

Joining the discussion were Lori Chalupny-Lawson, former U.S. Women’s National Team member, current Maryville University head coach and assistant club director of the newly formed all-girls soccer club Fire & Ice Soccer Academy.

Also joining the conversation was Olivia Silverman, assistant coach of the St. Louis Lions women's team, former goalkeeper for Saint Louis University, and also played on three U.S. National youth teams.

Listen to the full discussion: 

St. Louis on the Air” brings you the stories of St. Louis and the people who live, work and create in our region. The show is produced by Alex Heuer, Evie Hemphill, Lara Hamdan and Alexis Moore. The engineer is Aaron Doerr and production assistance is provided by Charlie McDonald.

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