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For Kicks Podcast, Episode 62: Olympics postponed and Tournoi de France

Canada is no longer Tokyo bound—not in 2020, at least. From the Canadian Olympic Committee’s decision not to send Canadian athletes to the the games this year, to the International Olympics Committee and Japan’s ultimate decision to postpone the games until 2021—a lot has happened since our last episode.

In this episode we talk about:

  • our recent COVID-19 self-isolation—which is why our sound is a little different this episode!
  • the COC and IOC’s decisions around the 2020 Tokyo Olympics
  • the Tournoi de France, including matches against France, Netherlands and Brazil
  • Canada’s failure to qualify for the U20 Women’s World Cup
  • the allocation of Canadian players to the NWSL

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For Kicks Podcast, Episode 61: After the 2020 CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament

CANWNT has secured their ticket to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo! In the 2020 Olympic qualifying tournament, they got job number one done: qualify. That means we’re looking forward to a (hopefully) active 2020 in the lead up to the games this summer.

In this episode we talk about:

  • all things Canada in this tournament
  • group stage matches vs. St. Kitts & Nevis, Jamaica and Mexico
  • semi final match vs. Costa Rica
  • final match vs. USA

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For Kicks Podcast, Episode 60: 2020 CONCACAF Olympic qualifiers pre-tourney episode

The next couple of weeks will decide whether the Canadian women’s side will spend the better part of 2020 in a run toward the Tokyo Olympics. The 2020 CONCACAF qualifying tournament will have a dramatic impact on what kind of year we have here at the podcast, so we dedicated an episode to getting ready for it.

In this episode, we talk about:

  • the recent NWSL draft
  • some quick updates on Canadian players and upcoming games
  • the 2020 CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament
  • the tournament rosters—provisional, camp and final
  • Jessica’s picks for starting XI in Canada’s games vs. St. Kitts & Nevis, Jamaica and Mexico
  • our feelings

We wanted to note that CONCACAF has updated match times since we recorded this episode. The first three matches are actually scheduled for:

  • CAN vs. SKN – Jan. 29 at 5:30 p.m. ET
  • CAN vs. JAM – Feb. 1 at 5:30 p.m. ET
  • CAN vs. MEX – Feb. 4 at 6:30p.m. ET

The entire tournament schedule is available on the CONCACAF website.

We’ll be back with our post-tournament episode on February 11.

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For Kicks Podcast, Episode 58: Canada in Yongchuan 2019 tournament

Canada wrapped up 2019 with a four nations tournament in Yongchuan, China in November. In the two matches they played, they seemed to summarize the whole of 2019, in our eyes at least: low lows, and middling highs.

In this episode, we talk about:

  • Canada vs. Brazil and New Zealand in the four nations tournament
  • the draw for the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament
  • the end of the 2019 NWSL season
  • a brief look ahead at the U17 and U20 World Cups and the NCAA College Cup draw

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For Kicks Podcast, Episode 50: Canada vs. England friendly

Cheers to 50 episodes of For Kicks! This is a huge milestone for us and we want to say a BIG BIG BIG thank you to everyone who’s listened, reached out with a comment or question, come on our show to chat with us, invited us on your show to chat with you, and supported us in general. The last three and a half years have been the best and we’re so grateful to be part of both the women’s soccer and podcasting communities.

In this episode, we talk about:

  • the April 5, 2019 Canada vs. England international friendly
  • recent news, including two upcoming friendlies for Canada, NWSL season kickoff and a look ahead to the inaugural season of the Canadian Premier league

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For Kicks, Episode 47: CANWNT vs. NORWNT, Huitema goes pro

2019 is underway and that means the countdown to the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France is on. The Canadian women’s soccer team has had an encouraging start with two matches in January against Switzerland and Norway.

Since our last episode, there’s also been tons of news from our Canadian players at the club level, and we see lots of great opportunities going into this World Cup year.

In this episode, we talk about:

  • Canada’s World Cup group draw
  • player news, including Jordyn Huitema’s decision to go pro
  • the NWSL college draft
  • the Canada vs. Norway international friendly match from January 22, 2019

In our next couple of episodes, we’ll cover the Algarve Cup which takes place from February 27 to March 6, 2019.

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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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