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Coffee & Valkyries, Episode 14: The One With Christen Westphal

Harry Potter, a cooking show with dad, and more.

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Christen Westphal is one of the players that came to Seattle Reign FC in the off-season via the dispersal draft following the unfortunate folding of the Boston Breakers. While there may have been equal parts excitement and anxiety about the sudden change of scenery, the defender has ingrained herself to Seattle both on the field and off the field. Here’s what you’ll get to know about Westphal in this episode:

A team ceasing operations is never good for any league of any sport. Yet that was the unfortunate reality of the Boston Breakers, a storied franchise when comes to professional soccer for women in the United States. The Breakers ceased operations just before the 2018 NWSL season started and extraordinary circumstances saw their players going to other teams in a dispersal draft. That is how defender Christen Westphal came to Seattle Reign FC. On this episode, Westphal talks about how the closure at Boston became the start of a new chapter for her at Seattle along with her Breakers teammates Megan Oyster and Morgan Andrews. What it’s like to play alongside some of the league and world’s best players, visiting the Harry Potter theme park, starring in a cooking show with her dad, and more.

And as we mentioned below the headline and over the course of our conversation with Westphal, here is the infamous cooking episode with her dad.