Hello, and welcome to the FOURTH edition of THE DUDE SUBSCRIBES!, which is a weekly shout-out to YouTube channels we think you should follow and why, or a “BIG LOWDOWNSKI”, if you will. (I will.)
- Who: National Women’s Soccer League (Twitter: @NWSL)
- What: The NWSL YouTube channel has livestreams of almost all of the NWSL soccer games, and (if you miss the livestream) uploads the completed matches as well as video compilations of the game highlights.
- Why: Well, it’s a pretty simple concept as far as YouTube channels go, and whether or not you like it is going to be entirely dependent upon whether or not you’re a soccer fan. HOWEVER, judging by the mega-enthusiasm displayed for the Women’s World Cup in June and July, I’d be willing to bet that at least a few of you are as fanatical as I am about the sport, and/or have become recent converts that don’t know what to do with themselves now that the month-long party is over. Enter the NWSL YouTube feed, which serves as an excellent reminder that the women of the World Cup play on club teams ALL YEAR LONG! You don’t have to wait until the Olympics to get excited again! The future is now! PLUS, subscribing offers a pretty rad way to stay on top of the schedule of play, especially since they give you a few days warning to tune in to the matches live. You ALSO have the option to set an alarm, which I did for all four games that are scheduled for tomorrow; Chicago Red Stars (Shannon Boxx, Julie Johnston, Christen Press) vs. Sky Blue FC (Christie Rampone, Kelley O’Hara) is at 2pm, Washington Spirit (Ali Krieger, Ashlyn Harris) vs. Western New York Flash (Sydney Leroux) is at 7pm, FC Kansas City (Lauren Holiday, Heather O’Reilly, Amy Rodriguez) vs. Portland Thorns FC (Tobin Heath, Alex Morgan) is at 8pm, and Seattle Reign (Megan Rapinoe, Hope Solo) vs. Houston Dash (Morgan Brian, Meghan Klingenberg, Carli Lloyd) is at 10pm. Tuning in is not only a way to satiate your need to watch ALL OF THE SOCCER, but it’s a nice gesture to show continued support for the women’s side of the sport, especially considering the continued gender disparity that still bafflingly exists in 2015. So sign up, yeah?