“The Warm Up” on TikTok LIVE to be co-hosted by former USWNT stars Leslie Osborne and Angela Hucles on-site in Louisville
November 16, 2021 — Just Women’s Sports will produce a live preview show exclusively on TikTok LIVE ahead of the NWSL Championship Game. The Warm Up, co-hosted by former U.S. Women’s National Team stars Leslie Osborne and Angela Hucles, will begin at 10:45 am ET on Saturday, November 20.
In addition, JWS will partner with Nike to provide comprehensive NWSL coverage and analysis in the lead-up to the Championship, which fans can find exclusively on JWS channels. Throughout the playoffs, Osborne has served as Just Women’s Sports’ NWSL playoffs correspondent and analyst, breaking down pre-game expectations, in-game play, and post-game reaction via Instagram Live.
Osborne and Hucles will be on the ground at Lynn Family Stadium to co-host The Warm Up, providing fans with crucial insights and analysis before the Chicago Red Stars and the Washington Spirit take to the field. Osborne, an entrepreneur and soccer analyst, and Hucles, the Vice President of Player Development and Operations for Angel City FC and soccer analyst, were both key members of the USWNT, contributing to a combined two World Cups and two Olympic games and at the club level, played critical roles in establishing the NWSL.
Beyond The Warm Up, JWS, in partnership with Nike, will deliver full comprehensive coverage of the Championship game, dispatching a cross-channel team to cover the match on-site including live reporting and social media coverage exclusively on JWS’s properties. On-air coverage will continue after the match on Instagram Live with Osborne’s post-game commentary hosted by Just Women’s Sports.
Just Women’s Sports’ live programming around the playoffs and Championship game marks a pivotal expansion of the platform’s sports coverage as the rapidly growing media company continues to deliver on its mission to give these world class athletes the coverage they deserve and to make it easier for fans to find it.
“Our live NWSL Championship coverage is a significant moment for us as we continue to build an in-depth and substantial media ecosystem for women’s sports while partnering with major brands such as TikTok and Nike,” said Haley Rosen, Founder and CEO, Just Women’s Sports. “I firmly believe that for women’s sports to grow, fans need coverage that matches the hype created by these incredible athletes. The Warm Up, and all of our NWSL Championship coverage, is a significant step forward in showing that these marquee games create the same excitement as other sporting events.”
“I’m so excited to be part of the Just Women’s Sports 2021 NWSL Championship coverage. I believe so much in their mission to provide in-depth coverage of women’s sports. The NWSL continues to grow leaps and bounds with savvy fans who are looking for creative coverage, the social experience and the vibe that JWS brings as a media platform,” said Osborne. “The best part is that I get to do it alongside my former teammate, fellow broadcaster, entrepreneur, and mom, Angela Hucles.”
“I’m looking forward to the opportunity to reunite with Leslie and work with Just Women’s Sports as part of their NWSL Championship coverage,” said Hucles. “I’m a big believer in JWS’ mission and am proud to be a part of their effort to create a much-needed platform for female athletes and fans alike.”
Launched in 2020 by Rosen, Just Women’s Sports provides news and analysis of women’s sports through exclusive interviews, podcasts, videos, and other media content, and has quickly grown a passionate audience of fans, followers, and listeners. In addition to its Just Women’s Sports podcast hosted by USWNT star Kelley O’Hara, JWS recently launched Snacks, a podcast co-hosted by USWNT stars Sam Mewis and Lynn Williams, and is home to Tea with A & Phee, the popular podcast hosted by 2020 WNBA MVP A’ja Wilson and 2019 WNBA Rookie of the Year Napheesa Collier. JWS also features Off the Ball hosted by Olympian and NWSL star Ali Riley, and created The Soccer Show, a first-of-its-kind digital weekly highlights-driven show covering the FA Women’s Super League (FA WSL) through an exclusive premium content partnership with Ata Football.
In May, Just Women’s Sports announced it had raised $3.5 million in seed funding, led by Will Ventures with participation from Kevin Durant and Rich Kleiman’s Thirty Five Ventures, Drive by DraftKings, OVO Fund, Supernode Global as well as an all-star roster of women’s sports superstars including Elena Delle Donne, Hilary Knight, Sam Mewis, Kelley O’Hara and Arike Ogunbowale.
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About Leslie Osborne
Leslie Osborne, is an entrepreneur and sports broadcaster, having covered the FIFA Women’s World Cups in 2015 and 2019 for Fox Sports, and was a member of the US Women’s National Team from 2004 to 2008. During the 2007 World Cup, Osborne was a central piece of the USWNT’s midfield, starting and playing a full 90-minutes in all but one of the tournament’s games. In addition to her international career, Osborne played professionally for the Boston Breakers and the Chicago Red Stars. Osborne won an NCAA title at Santa Clara University and as a senior, received the Honda Sports Award – a recognition of her stellar performance as a female college athlete.
About Angela Hucles
Angela Hucles, the Vice President of Player Development and Operations for Angel City FC and soccer analyst, was a member of the US Women’s National Team from 2002 to 2009, winning two Olympic gold medals over the span of her career as well as two third place World Cup finishes. Hucles played for the Boston Breakers and was the U.S. Soccer Foundation’s 2009 Humanitarian of the Year. Prior to her professional career, Hucles played at the University of Virginia where she still holds the record for game winning goals.