For Kicks Podcast, Episode 12: CANWNT and USWNT at the Rio Olympics, a chat with RJ Allen of Backline Soccer

Canada has reached the podium for the second Olympics in a row and will leave Rio with a hard-fought bronze medal! From the bottom of our little Canada-soccer-loving hearts, we could not possibly be more proud. In our next podcast we’ll be getting into the nitty gritty of Canada’s final days in the tournament, but until then…

In our latest episode, we talk to RJ Allen, editor-in-chief at Backline Soccer, co-host of the Scouting Report podcast and writer for Sounder At Heart. We discuss our thoughts about the US’s early exit from the Rio Olympic tournament, what we expect the impact on the NWSL and negotiations with USSF to be, and, of course, Canada’s bronze medal win.

We wrap things up with a quick look at the U-15 Championship in Florida, where Canada went home with silver.

We hope you enjoy our latest podcast and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr! You can also check us out on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play and SoundCloud, and find to our previous podcasts here!

#CANWNT News Round-Up, August 10 – 16

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We recorded our latest episode; For Kicks Podcast, Episode 11 discussing Canada’s last group stage match against Germany and their quarter-final win against France!

CANWNT News

Quarter-Final: Canada vs France

Semi-final: Canada vs Germany

CANWNT videos

CANWNT talk on podcasts/audio interviews

Olympic Women’s Soccer Tournament Results

August 12

August 16

Other important news tidbits

For Kicks Podcast, Episode 11: CANWNT vs GERWNT and FRAWNT in the 2016 Rio Olympics

The Canadian women’s soccer team is charging ahead in the Rio 2016 Olympics, undefeated!

In our last podcast we talked about the first two group stage matches against Australia and Zimbabwe. In our newest episode, we recap the final group stage (and history-making!) match against Germany and quarter-final match against France. With wins in both games, Canada is moving on to the semi-finals. We talk about the emotional roller coaster that carried us here, plus do our best to look ahead to the next match against Germany (good grief, again) on Tuesday, August 16 and the bronze and gold medal games on Friday, August 19.

To wrap things up, we have some fun with a few listener questions.

We hope you enjoy our latest podcast and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr! You can also check us out on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play and SoundCloud, and find to our previous podcasts here!

#CANWNT News Round-Up, August 3 – 9

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We recorded our latest episode; For Kicks Podcast, Episode 10 discussing Canada’s first two Olympic games against Australia and Zimbabwe.

You can listen to our previous episodes here. Also you can check us out on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play as well! We’re also on Tumblr, Twitter, and Facebook.

CANWNT News

Canada vs Australia

Canada vs Zimbabwe

Canada vs Germany

CANWNT videos

CANWNT talk on podcasts/audio interviews

Olympic Women’s Soccer Tournament Results

August 3

August 6

August 9

Other important news tidbits

For Kicks Podcast, Episode 10

After months of talking about it, the Rio 2016 Olympics are finally here! We’ve devoted most of our latest episode to discussing the first two group stage matches against Australia and Zimbabwe, which (spoiler alert) Canada WON! That’s right — after a final group stage match against Germany on August 9, Canada will advance to the quarter finals.

In other exciting news, our show schedule will be changing a little going forward; turns out, we can’t cover everything we want to cover with just one podcast a month, so from now on you’ll be hearing from us every two weeks.

And speaking of not being able to cover everything we want to in each episode: in our last podcast we ran out of time to mention that the NCAA Hermann Trophy watch list came out on July 20 and five Canadians were named to the list this year:

Two more CANWNT players are not currently on the watch list but they will be playing in the NCAA:

Most NCAA teams will start their season on August 13 and games are available online, so if the Rio coverage isn’t enough to quench your thirst for soccer, be sure to check them out.

We hope you enjoy our latest podcast and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr! You can also check us out on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, and SoundCloud, and find to our previous podcasts here!

 

#CANWNT News Round-Up, July 27 – August 2

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CANWNT News

We recorded our latest episode; For Kicks Podcast, Episode 9. In this episode, we have a lot of CANWNT news to cover! We briefly talk about the NWSL, before recapping the July 20th and 23rd CANWNT games against China and France. We also talk about the Rio Olympics, the CANW17 CFA tournament, and to finish off the podcast we chatted with Olympic bronze medalist and recently retired CANWNT member, Karina LeBlanc!

You can listen to our previous episodes here. Also you can check us out on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play as well! We’re also on Tumblr, Twitter, and Facebook.

CANWNT News

NWSL Match Results

#CANWNT News Round-Up, July 20 – July 26

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CANWNT News

We recorded our latest episode; For Kicks Podcast, Episode 9. In this episode, we have a lot of CANWNT news to cover! We briefly talk about the NWSL, before recapping the July 20th and 23rd CANWNT games against China and France. We also talk about the Rio Olympics, the CANW17 CFA tournament, and to finish off the podcast we chatted with Olympic bronze medalist and recently retired CANWNT member, Karina LeBlanc!

You can listen to our previous episodes here. Also you can check us out on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play as well! We’re also on Tumblr, Twitter, and Facebook.

As a bit of a change of pace, our news round-ups will contain CANWNT news and match-based news from the NWSL. For consistent coverage of the NWSL, visit: NWSL SoccerEqualizer Soccer, and Excelle Sports. For international women’s football news visit: Women’s Soccer United.

NWSL Match Results

Upcoming matches for July 30 & July 31

  • July 30: Washington Spirit vs Sky Blue FC (live stream)
  • July 30: Chicago Red Stars vs FC Kansas City (live stream)
  • July 30 Houston Dash vs Western New York Flash (live stream)
  • July 30: Portland Thorns vs Seattle Reign (live stream)
  • July 31: Boston Breakers vs Orlando Pride (live stream)

For Kicks Podcast, Episode 9

Not only is Karina LeBlanc a living soccer legend, she’s also the latest guest on the For Kicks podcast. She’s one of the best goalkeepers the game has ever seen and the longest serving member in Canadian soccer history, and since her 2015 retirement she’s been busier than ever. LeBlanc is a Unicef ambassador and has devoted herself to giving back to the sport. We had a chance to catch up with her when she was recently a celebrity coach at a Footie camp in Edmonton. The proceeds from Footie camp fund the Free Footie soccer program, an initiative that supports kids who can’t afford to play the game. It’s a great cause and by sending your child to the paid camp, you’ll help give kids living in poverty the joy of playing soccer and building their confidence.

Karina is also a champion of female leadership and all around amazing human. Listen to our interview with her and be sure to follow her on Twitter and enjoy the heck out of her Instagram.

In the episode, we talk Rio Olympics by discussing the official 2016 Olympic roster and game schedule, and recap the recent international friendlies against China and France. Up next: Rio! It’s coming hard and fast, friends, and we’ll be podcasting on a more frequent schedule so we can cover it all. Our website will also keep you updated on how you can watch the tournament from Canada, the U.S. and the rest of the world. If you want to cheer along with other fans during the Olympics, be sure keep an eye on the Voyageurs Facebook page for viewing parties in Canadian cities.

We also touch on the upcoming NWSL break and share some of our thoughts about the WNYF Frontier Field disaster, though we encourage you to learn more about what happened by listening to: The Mixxed Zone: The Frontier Field Fiasco, The Mizzed Zone: Approaching the NWSL Olympic break…and the future, and reading: NWSL 2.0 by Stephanie Yang at Excelle Sports.

We hope you enjoy our latest podcast and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr! You can also check us out on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, and SoundCloud, and find to our previous podcasts here!

WoSo News Round-Up, July 13 – July 19

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CANWNT News

We recorded our latest episode; For Kicks Podcast, Episode 8. In the episode, we recap the June 4 and 7 games CANWNT played on home turf against upcoming Olympic host country, Brazil. As a bit of a treat and change of pace, we welcome special guest Andrea, former keeper for team Ontario and the U-17 Canadian team, to talk to us about the direction of the team, thoughts about the first Brazil friendly and her predictions for Rio. We also answer some questions from listeners!

You can listen to our previous episodes here. Also you can check us out on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play as well! We’re also on Tumblr, Twitter, and Facebook.

NWSL News

NWSL matches round-up:

FC Kansas City 2 – 3 Washington Spirit (highlights)

Orlando Pride 0 – 1 Chicago Red Stars (highlights)

Houston Dash 3 – 0 Portland Thorns (highlights, post game with Randy Waldrum, Cami Privett, Rachel Daly, Amber Brooks, Kealia Ohai)

Seattle Reign 1 – 1 Western New York Flash (highlights, photos)

Boston Breakers 2 – 3 Sky Blue FC (highlights, post-game with Matt Beard and Molly Pathman)

International Football News

WoSo News Round-Up, July 6 – July 12

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CANWNT News

We recorded our latest episode; For Kicks Podcast, Episode 8. In the episode, we recap the June 4 and 7 games CANWNT played on home turf against upcoming Olympic host country, Brazil. As a bit of a treat and change of pace, we welcome special guest Andrea, former keeper for team Ontario and the U-17 Canadian team, to talk to us about the direction of the team, thoughts about the first Brazil friendly and her predictions for Rio. We also answer some questions from listeners!

You can listen to our previous episodes here. Also you can check us out on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play as well! We’re also on Tumblr, Twitter, and Facebook.

NWSL News

NWSL matches round-up:

Western New York Flash 3 – 2 Seattle Reign (highlights)

Washington Spirit 2 – 0 Chicago Red Stars (highlights)

Sky Blue FC 1 – 0 Houston Dash (highlights, post-game with Sky Blue, post-game with Randy Waldrum, Megan Crosson, Kealia Ohai, Amber Brooks, Cari Roccaro)

Portland Thorns 1 – 2 FC Kansas City (highlights, post-game with Parsons, Shim and Williamson)

Orlando Pride 2 – 1 Boston Breakers (highlights)

International Football News