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For Kicks Podcast, Episode 29: NWSL playoff hypotheses

This time of year is practically the high tide of soccer, with NWSL playoffs around the corner and the NCAA and Euro leagues in full swing. With so many Canadians in all three leagues, there’s no shortage of soccer to cover.

In this episode, we:

  • Reflect on the NWSL season, including a look at each of the league’s Canadian players
  • Provide NCAA and Euro league updates
  • Make our NWSL playoff hypotheses—because we refuse to make predictions!

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Intro music: “Little Things”Doug Hoyer

Outro music: “One Foot”Doug Hoyer

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For Kicks Podcast, Episode 28: Summer soccer news catchup

We’re back! This weekend, after a long summer hiatus, we sat down in our podcasting chairs and got down to the business of talking soccer. We’re so happy to be back at it and can’t wait to bring you more news and updates.

In this episode, we talked about:

  • The upcoming friendlies vs. USA in November (spoiler: we’ll be at the match in Vancouver!)
  • News, news and more news, including U17, U20, NCAA, Euro leagues and Foothills WFC

Speaking of news, we’re so proud to announce that we’ve become part of the Alberta Podcast Network powered by ATB Financial. In the show, we tell you what the network is all about and why we’re so excited to be part of it.

We hope you enjoy our latest podcast and connect with us on FacebookTwitterTumblr and InstagramYou can also check us out on iTunesStitcherGoogle Play and SoundCloud, and find our previous podcasts here!

Outro music: “One Foot”Doug Hoyer

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ICYMI: For Kicks does The Mixxed Zone

This week, we were invited to join the incredible Jen Cooper on her podcast, The Mixxed Zone, to talk—what else—women’s soccer. Jen is one of our podcast heroes and a true champion of the women’s game, so we had a blast talking to her.

We chatted with Jen about:

A big thanks to Jen for having us on the show. Be sure to listen to The Mixxed Zone and follow her on Twitter!

 

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For Kicks Podcast, Episode 27: CANWNT vs CRCWNT friendlies

The June FIFA break means Jessica and Katie are very happy podcast hosts. Why? Because players get a break from their club teams to join their national teams for some international soccer—our most favourite kind.

In this episode, we talk about:

  • Our road trip to Calgary for the Calgary Foothills WFC home opener vs Santa Clarita Heat
  • CANWNT news, including the UWCL final and an upcoming U17 tournament
  • Canada’s international friendlies vs Costa Rica on June 8 in Winnipeg and June 11 in Toronto

We hope you enjoy our latest podcast and connect with us on FacebookTwitter, and TumblrYou can also check us out on iTunesStitcherGoogle Play and SoundCloud, and find our previous podcasts here!

Intro music: “Nightlife/Knifefights” – The Wet Secrets

Outro music: “One Foot”Doug Hoyer

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Live Stream: CALGARY FOOTHILLS WFC vs SANTA CLARITA BLUE HEAT | LIVE on CFN

Thanks to Canada Footy News, you don’t have to miss Calgary Foothills WFC’s home opener against UWS’ 2016 champions, Santa Clarita Blue Heat! Game starts at 6pm local (5pm PT/8pm ET) time on Saturday, June 10th!

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For Kicks Podcast, Episode 26: NWSL catchup and listener questions

The 2017 NWSL season is firing on all cylinders and we’ve barely had a chance to talk about it so far. That all changes in our most recent episode.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • CANWNT news
  • Canadian players in the NWSL and their teams
  • awesome listener questions

We hope you enjoy our latest podcast and connect with us on FacebookTwitter, and TumblrYou can also check us out on iTunesStitcherGoogle Play and SoundCloud, and find our previous podcasts here!

Intro music: “Nightlife/Knifefights” – The Wet Secrets

Outro music: “High Ticket Attractions” – The New Pornographers

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For Kicks Podcast, Episode 25: An interview with Foothills WFC coach Troye Flannery

Currently, Foothills WFC is the highest level of women’s soccer being played in Canada and we’re thrilled that their club is so close to home in Alberta. We’re even more thrilled, however, that head coach Troye Flannery took the time to talk to us about the team and the beautiful game. This is an episode we’re very excited and proud to share.

In this episode we:

  • interview Troye Flannery, head coach of Foothills WFC
  • provide a quick update on the UWCL (spoiler: it’s gonna be Buchanan vs. Lawrence in the final!)
  • can’t help but gush about the Boston Breakers victory over the Seattle Reign on April 29

Be sure to check out our new Foothills WFC page on our site for their schedule, roster and more. We encourage everyone to support Foothills WFC and help women’s soccer grow in Alberta and across Canada.

Our next episode is going to be all NWSL and we want listener questions! So send us your questions by May 27 and we’ll use them in our next show.

We hope you enjoy our latest podcast and connect with us on FacebookTwitter, and TumblrYou can also check us out on iTunesStitcherGoogle Play and SoundCloud, and find our previous podcasts here!

Intro music: “Nightlife/Knifefights” – The Wet Secrets

Outro music: “Hungry Ghost” – Hurray for the Riff Raff

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For Kicks Podcast, Episode 24: CANWNT vs Sweden & Germany, NWSL’s opening weekend

Ask and you shall receive! In the past week, not only did Canada play two top tier teams in international friendlies, but Canada Soccer gave fans access to live feeds of the games. To stick with the metaphor—it was a miracle.

ORRRR, Canada Soccer has been listening to the outcry from fans. Either way, we’re thrilled Canada continued to be challenged by the best teams in the world and we got to watch it.

In this episode, we talk about:

  • Canada vs Sweden (April 6 international friendly)
  • Canada vs Germany (April 9 international friendly)
  • UWCL updates
  • NWSL season kickoff games, including our (likely wildly inaccurate) score predictions

We hope you enjoy our latest podcast and connect with us on FacebookTwitter, and TumblrYou can also check us out on iTunesStitcherGoogle Play and SoundCloud, and find our previous podcasts here!

Intro music: “Nightlife/Knifefights” – The Wet Secrets

Outro music: “Because I’m Me” – The Avalanches

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For Kicks Podcast, Episode 23: The Algarve Cup

Canada arrived in Portugal for this year’s Algarve Cup as reigning champions and left with the second place prize. It was a performance we feel pretty good about considering the number of new young players on the tournament roster this year.

Streams for the games were scant but luckily, our European correspondent Janine was there for the final vs. Spain and was able to talk about how the game looked field-side.

In this episode we talk about:

  • CANWNT news
  • The Algarve Cup, including our chat with Janine (there is an echo on our chat with Janine so if it’s too much for your ears you can skip from 30:45 – 42:17 to avoid some echo in your ear)
  • Our on-again/off-again relationship with Canada Soccer
  • The weather, because we’re that Canadian (spoiler: snow in Edmonton!)

We hope you enjoy our latest podcast and connect with us on FacebookTwitter, and TumblrYou can also check us out on iTunesStitcherGoogle Play and SoundCloud, and find our previous podcasts here!

Intro music: “Nightlife/Knifefights” – The Wet Secrets

Outro music: “A Little Respect” – Erasure

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For Kicks Podcast, Episode 22: CANWNT vs MEXWNT friendly, a chat with Sandra Herrera of Backline Soccer

After a long break following their bronze medal win in Rio, Canada returned to home soil for a celebratory friendly against Mexico on February 4. In this episode, we’re joined by Sandra Herrera, senior editor at Backline Soccer and Mexico women’s national team fan. Sandra shares her thoughts on the game, the future of the Mexican women’s team and the future of the NWSL. Be sure to check Sandra out on The Scouting Report podcast and follow her on Twitter.

Besides the CAN vs. MEX match, we also talk about:

We’d also like to send a shout out to the winner of our jersey giveaway, Madison from Lethbridge! Congrats to Madison and a huge thanks to everyone who took the time to enter.

We hope you enjoy our latest podcast and connect with us on FacebookTwitter, and TumblrYou can also check us out on iTunesStitcherGoogle Play and SoundCloud, and find our previous podcasts here!

Intro music: “Nightlife/Knifefights” – The Wet Secrets

Outro music: “Electric Lady” – Janelle Monáe