Episode 3: FIFA Referee Katja Koroleva

In the third episode of “The U.S. Soccer Podcast”, Jordan Angeli and Charlie Davies talk the return of live soccer and adjustments for viewers and players alike as the Bundesliga returns to action, before chatting with US Soccer FIFA Referee and Physician Assistant Katja Koroleva.

When she’s not officiating marquee professional and international matches, Koroleva provides critical medical services through her work in the emergency department, a vocation that’s taken on extra importance during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Koroelva shares her journey in soccer and medicine, while giving valuable insights into the physical and technical preparations that go into elite refereeing, what these times are like for medical providers, and what it means to represent the United States on the world stage.

Listen to the interview below, and subscribe on Apple Podcasts,SpotifyStitcher,  Google PodcastsAnchor.FMBreaker Audio and RadioPublic. 


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