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The Woman Behind the Whistle
Episode 1413th April 2022 • The Bear and the Ball • Nick Webster
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When talking about Brazil, the first thing that comes to mind is soccer, or futebol, as it is called in Portuguese. Soccer is the country’s national pastime, the sport that the majority of the country lives and breathes on a daily basis with pride and passion. And that was no different for native Karen Callado.

As Callado kept working hard and dedicating herself to her career as a referee, the doors to more opportunities continued to open, allowing her the opportunity to begin officiating with the Professional Referee Organization (PRO) at the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) and United Soccer League One (USL), as well as a U.S. vs. Brazil game at the 2019 Nike U20 International Friendlies, a match close to her heart.

In this episode of "The Bear and the Ball," Callado talks about her journey and destinations along the way.




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