THE U.S. SOCCER PODCAST - EPISODE 18: Former USWNT Defender Stephanie Cox

Former U.S. Women’s National Team defender Stephanie Lopez Cox joins The U.S. Soccer Podcast this week as part of the Federation’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month and discusses her remarkable journey in the game with hosts Jordan Angeli and Charlie Davies. 

A product of the U.S. Youth National Team system, Cox made 89 appearances with the USWNT, playing in two FIFA Women’s World Cups and capturing gold at the 2008 Olympics. In reflecting on her international career, Cox shared how she and her teammates used setbacks and challenges as fuel for future success, an idea exemplified by the USA’s run to Olympic gold in 2008.



Along with her success on the international stage, Cox also discussed her professional career and her remarkable return to the pitch not once, but twice. First, after becoming a mom, and secondly in 2019, when she put the boots back on and went from an assistant coach for now-USWNT head coach Vlatko Andonovski, to anchoring a defensive line in the NWSL. 




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Ep. 17 Former USMNT Defender Marcelo Balboa September 18
Ep. 16 Former USMNT Defender Oguchi Onyewu September 11
Ep. 15 Former USWNT midfielder Shannon Boxx August 28
Ep. 14 USMNT Head Coach Gregg Berhalter August 21
Ep. 13 USMNT Goalkeeper Tim Howard August 14
Ep. 12 Former USWNT Forward Mia Hamm July 31

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Former USMNT Defender Tony Sanneh

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USWNT Midfielder Sam Mewis

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Former USMNT Midfielder Robbie Rogers

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Former USWNT Midfielder Lori Lindsey

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U.S. Soccer Sporting Director Earnie Stewart

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U.S. Soccer Chief Medical Officer Dr. George Chiampas

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FIFA Referee Katja Koroleva

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USMNT General Manager Brian McBride

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USWNT General Manager Kate Markgraf

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