Sept. 14, 2022

The Hidden Cost of Blazing Your Own Trail (with USWNT legend Briana Scurry)

Welcome back to the Crown & Anchor, Greyhounds! In this episode Christian and Brett have a conversation with soccer icon Briana Scurry. Briana is best-known for her accomplishments as the starting goalkeeper for the United States Women's National...


Welcome back to the Crown & Anchor, Greyhounds! In this episode Christian and Brett have a conversation with soccer icon Briana Scurry. Briana is best-known for her accomplishments as the starting goalkeeper for the United States Women's National Team, where she helped the squad win a World Cup and two Olympic gold medals.

Briana is currently an assistant coach for the Washington Spirit of the National Women's Soccer League and recently released a memoir titled MY GREATEST SAVE. In the book, she chronicles her journey from a gifted athletic kid growing up in Minneapolis to her triumph as a legendary goalkeeper. She also details her experience as a gay African-American woman making strides and spearheading change in a sport that was at the time predominately-white, predominately-suburban sport.

In our conversation with Briana, we discussed her story and got into many of the themes of the book, including perseverance, mental health, and, ultimately – hope (be advised that there is some discussion of suicidal ideation in this episode). We also chatted about some of the similarities between her high school soccer coach and Ted Lasso. And Briana revealed which of her soccer-playing friends she'd most like to see make a cameo appearance on the show!

Pick up Briana's incredible book (or download the audiobook), MY GREATEST SAVE, wherever you buy such things. We can't recommend it highly enough.

Full show notes can be found on our website: https://www.tedlassopod.com/briana-scurry-my-greatest-save-ted-lasso

Richmond Til We Die is an episode-by-episode conversation about the Apple TV+ show Ted Lasso, where we explore the characters, their relationships to each other, and how they're able to make us laugh until we can hardly breathe one moment and then feel with the deepest parts of our hearts the next. When you're here, you're a Greyhound!