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Ep. 156- Leagues, Cups, and Colleges, with Lauren Clark and Erin Bloomfield of the Southampton Women’s FC

January 7, 2020

The FA Cup is a magical thing. It definitely has it’s problems, as does any competition, but the idea of giant-killing, a new or unique away day, or eventually playing at Wembley means there’s something special about it. This past weekend was the FA Cup third round. Saints progressed (thankfully), but they weren’t the only team in town hosting an FA Cup match.

Southampton Women’s FC hosted West Bromwich Albion Women on Sunday afternoon and progressed via a 3-1 win over higher-league opposition. After Monday’s draw, the team will play host to Crystal Palace Ladies on the weekend of January 26th. Crystal Palace, currently playing in the second tier of English Women’s football, will prove a tough test for Southampton. If you are around the area, please consider attending the match and supporting the team.

Before the team took to the field and beat WBA Women, two of their players, Lauren Clark and Erin Bloomfield, joined me to talk about their careers, their past and future playing careers in America, how their families came to support such crap teams and more. It was a pleasure to chat with them both and although I stumble over some questions, I think you’ll enjoy hearing from each of them.

You can follow Erin on Twitter. @ErinBloomfield9 and Lauren @laurenclark51. Lastly, there wouldn’t be a season at Southampton Women’s FC without the sponsors of the club and personnel. Lauren and Erin both have gracious sponsors which allow them to train, travel and compete in the team. Lauren is sponsored by Rob and Chloe Kerr and Erin is sponsored by One of a Kind Custom Design. If you are interested in sponsoring a player, member of the coaching staff or the team in general, please get in touch with the club secretary (email below). Do not tell them I sent you (they will charge you double<— joke).

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