This week’s episode of The SoccerBible Podcast sees USWNT and Lyon attacking midfielder Catarina Macario stepping up to give insight into a life that has taken her from Brazil to the U.S. to France, carving a career and excelling at every step.

“Potential” just doesn’t do Catarina Macario justice. Sure, she had bags of potential growing up – this is a player that was named Freshman of the Year back in 2017 – but she just continues to surpass all expectations placed upon her, outgrowing mere potential and instead aiming for absolute peak. Now plying her trade with French powerhouse Olympique Lyonnais Féminin, she’s in pole position to refresh the all-conquering attack of the USWNT that has dominated the women's game for so long. With Carli Lloyd having announced her retirement, a ready made replacement is already primed and ready to ensure that dominance continues on for many years to come.

An amazing footballing journey that could have ended at 12, Macario now stands tall as one of the new breed. Eye-catchingly quick, powerful and intelligent, her rise has been monumental. Exciting and energetic while considered and creative, we discuss how she's embraced each element on the way, from leaving Brazil in search of a career in the game to meeting, nay, smashing the ambitions of all around her, while also embracing the additional responsibilities that come from her position. What a player, and what a pleasure to have her in the hot seat.

Listen to the full episode now on Spotify.

He saw that I was better than some boys and so he said that gender shouldn’t be something that stops me from playing."
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I’m so glad that I can be around these incredible role models and just learn as much as I can from them, because they truly know how to use their platforms for the better and how to use your voice, trying to spark any change that they can. It’s something that I did not ever expect to happen… to be a part of a group of women that are changing the world, not only in a football aspect, but in every other aspect as well.”
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