On this episode, Jonathan welcomes Esmeralda Negron, the co-founder of Atalanta Media – the company that brought England’s FA Women’s Super League to NBC Sports and Sportsnet, and France’s D1 Arkéma to ESPN+. They discuss how Atalanta got those deals done, and the growing interest in European club soccer in North America and worldwide.
They also reminisce about the time when Jonathan covered Esmeralda’s playing career at Princeton, back when they were both college students, including when Esmeralda led Princeton to the 2004 Final Four, and they discuss the Ivy League’s continued success in developing pro-level women’s soccer players like Tyler Lussi and Margaret Purce.
A great show as always, check it out!
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