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For Kicks, Episode 46: CANW17 at the U17WWC, Interview with Rachel Hoekstra

Our early Christmas present this year came in the form of a super exciting U17 Women’s World Cup tournament! There were times when we were frustrated, scared and thrilled–sometimes all at the same time. This was the first time a Canadian team played for a spot on the podium in a FIFA tournament since Christine Sinclair led the U19 Women’s World Cup squad in 2002.

In this episode, we:

We’re turning off the mic over the holiday season, but we’ll be back with more soccer talk in the new year.

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For Kicks Podcast, Episode 45: 2018 U17 WWC preview and interview with Futbol Ace’s Ana De Souza

The 2018 U17 Women’s World Cup starts this week and runs from November 13 to December 1. Canada will participate in the tournament so we’re looking forward to another glimpse at the future of Canadian women’s soccer!

We’re also super excited that Jessica had a chance to chat with Ana De Souza from Futbol Ace, a podcast that focuses on women’s soccer from CONCACAF nations. Just like us, their goal is to grow the women’s game by providing fans with informative and entertaining content on their podcast and blog, so it was a great conversation.

In this episode, we:

  • preview the U17 Women’s World Cup
  • chat with Futbol Ace’s Ana De Souza
  • get caught up on NCAA

We were up bright and early for this episode and that’s because before we recorded, we had a chance to chat with Duane Rollins for the The Two Solitudes Soccer Podcast. We had so much fun talking to Duane so we’ll be sharing the episode that features our chat soon.

On our next episode, we’ll have full coverage of the U17 WWC tournament and we’re bringing back Catching Up with Canucks Abroad’s Oscar Melander, so watch for that, too!

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For Kicks Podcast, Episode 44: CONCACAF Women’s Championship: Semi-final and Final

Bonjour, France! Canada will see you next year! That’s right: mission accomplished. Canada has qualified for the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France. Can you tell we’re excited? Because we’re excited.

In this episode, we discuss:
  • Canada vs. Panama in the CONCACAF semi-final
  • Canada vs. USA in the CONCACAF final
  • what’s coming up on our next episode
  • local Edmonton footie news

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For Kicks Podcast, Episode 43: CONCACAF Women’s Championship, Group Stage

The CONCACAF Women’s World Cup qualifying tournament is mid-way through which means we have national team games to talk about! The group stage has wrapped up and Canada is on to the semi-final match.
In this episode, we discuss:

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For Kicks Podcast, Episode 40: New feature and lots of news

We’re so excited to announce that we’ve launched our newest feature on the podcast: Catching Up with Canucks Abroad’s Oscar Melander. Oscar has been helping connect North American players—including Canadians—to soccer clubs in Sweden for several years. In this episode, you’ll meet Oscar and learn more about how he got involved in this exciting and unique work. In future Catching up with Canucks Abroad’s Oscar Melander segments of the show, Oscar will join us to share stories from Canadian players, as well as news and updates about overseas signings and how our Canadians are faring in their overseas leagues.

In this episode, we:

  • have lots of CANWNT news and updates—the best!
  • share an update on the U17 Women’s World Cup and the Canadian EXCEL program
  • report on the start of the NCAA season and end of the Foothills WFC season
  • rap on the NWSL
  • chat with Oscar Melander, our Swedish friend and correspondent who will join us for a new segment on future shows!

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For Kicks Podcast, Episode 38: Canada vs. Germany friendly

We’re back! It felt gooooooooood to get back on the mic to talk soccer. It felt less good to watch Germany win against Canada, but hey, we’re excited to be back at it.

In this episode, we talk about:

  • the Canada vs. Germany friendly match in Hamilton on June 10
  • the CONCACAF U17 championship and some of the trends we see in our youth programs
  • updates on Canadian players abroad
  • some thoughts on the NWSL season to this point
  • exciting news about our local soccer club, FC Edmonton, joining the Canadian Premier League

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For Kicks Podcast, Episode 37: CANWNT at the Algarve Cup, Labbé joins Foothills FC, NWSL opening weekend

We’re less than a week away from the start of the NWSL season but there’s lots to catch up on it our latest episode!

In this episode, we talk about:

  • Canada’s results in the Algarve Cup
  • Stephanie Labbé joining Foothills FC
  • Some predictions on the opening weekend of the 2018 NWSL season

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For Kicks, Episode 36: NWSL draft news and the CONCACAF U20 tournament

Is it just us, or has this NWSL off-season felt like a rollercoaster ride? News from the draft, trades and teams folding has been rolling in hard and fast. We had a lot to catch up on.

In this episode, we talk about:

  • The NWSL draft and how changes within the league have impacted Canadian players
  • The disappointing result of the CONCACAF U20 Women’s World Cup qualifying tournament

We also get pumped up for this month’s Algarve Cup tournament, so in our next episode we’ll be talking all about that.

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For Kicks, Episode 35: A farewell to John Herdman, CONCACAF Women’s U20 Championship

A very (if not slightly belated) Happy New Year, woso fans! It was nice to have a little time off from podcasting over the holidays but our return couldn’t have been timed better because something we really didn’t expect to happen happened last week: John Herdman announced he would be leaving the Canadian women’s soccer team to coach the Canadian men’s team.

So tune in and listen to what is basically a therapy session where we talk through our feelings on this big announcement. In this episode, we:

  • Try real hard to be diplomatic as we dish on the facts and our feelings about John Herdman’s departure from CANWNT
  • Share info about the upcoming Algarve Cup
  • Talk about the CONCACAF U20 Championship tournament that’s about to get underway
  • Share some of our hopes and dreams for this year’s NWSL draft
  • Get the conversation started about some recent NWSL news and trades

There was more to cover than we expected, but then again, there always is. We’ll get into NWSL talk a little deeper in one of our next couple of episodes.

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For Kicks Podcast, Episode 34: CANWNT vs. NORWNT friendly

Canada will end 2017 on a high note after winning against Norway for the very first time!

In this episode, we cover:

  • The Nov. 28, 2017 Canada vs. Norway international friendly
  • NWSL off-season news
  • NCAA College Cup results

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Intro music: “Little Things”Doug Hoyer

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