PODCAST: Final-week WNBA playoff scenarios and a UKG NWSL Challenge Cup preview
It's the most wonderful time of the year.
In Episode 8 of the Power Plays Podcast, host Lindsay Gibbs is joined by Jessie Breggren to discuss this week in women's sports, including a groundbreaking LPGA victory of by 19-year-old Thai qualifier, Chanettee Wannasaen; a chaotic NWSL weekend full of red cards; the biggest week 1 stories from the U.S. Open; and an update on the possible WTA/Saudi Arabia partnership.
Then (12:00), Maggie Hendricks joins us to scrutinize the last week of the WNBA season. We look at the battle for the No. 1 seed between the New York Liberty and Las Vegas Aces, then dive deep into the many scenarios remaining for the No. 4-No. 8 seeds. There is so much at stake, and this podcast will prepare for it all.
Finally, Courtney Stith (45:07) joins to preview the UKG NWSL Challenge Cup finals. On Wednesday, we'll have the semifinals -- NC Courage vs. KC Current and the OL Reign vs. Racing Louisville, followed by the final on Saturday. There's a $1.1 million prize pool on the line, but how much will the teams prioritize this event?
Here are a couple of clips!