Last Word SC Radio: Previewing the Concacaf W Championship

Concacaf W Championship Podcast

Podcast — What’s up, Internet? On the latest episode of Last Word SC Radio, Rachael Kriger welcomes Raheem Bashir, co-managing editor at Last Word on Soccer, and R.J. Allen on the show for the first time to help discuss, preview and break down the upcoming Concacaf W Championship.

The Concacaf W Championship kicks off on Monday, July 4. The trio discusses each group. Group A includes the U.S., Haiti, Jamaica and Mexico, who is hosting the tournament. Meanwhile, Group B includes Canada, Costa Rica, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago.

R.J. speaks on the U.S. and how the midfield is providing plenty of questions for Vlatko Andonovski and fans. Raheem breaks down Canada’s chances in the knockout round, and how they enter the tournament with a ton of confidence. Meanwhile, Rachael plays devil’s advocate and explains why she believes Mexico will win the tournament, and how Costa Rica will finish in second in their group.

For final thoughts, the trio discusses a potential U.S. and Mexico bid for the 2027 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Follow RJ on Twitter, @ASoccerPundit, and follow Raheem on Twitter, @bashirra.

About the Hosts

Rachael Kriger is a Senior Editor at Last Word on Soccer. She is the lead writer for the Seattle Sounders, U.S. Women’s National Team and NWSL. Born in Moscow, Russia, Rachael is a big fan of her home country’s national teams and cried when Russia beat Spain in the World Cup Round of 16. However, Rachael has to admit that basketball was her first love and still keeps in contact with that sport through coaching, and is entering her ninth year at Our Lady of Fatima in Pittsburgh.

Trebor Tracy is an Editor at Last Word. He is also a writer for SB Nation, covering LAFC, LA Galaxy, Angel City, SD Wave FC and various International matches. A native of Oakland, CA, he moved to LA in 2015, having covered LA soccer since 2018. Avid supporter of women’s sports, always willing to talk the beautiful game. Arsenal fan molded by endless hope and expected disappointment. Outside of sports he can be found in the mountains, telescope in hand, gazing out into space. Talking that talk on things LA sports.