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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!)

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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

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Favourite 2016 CANWNT Soccer moments

Our listeners chose their favourite Canadian Soccer moments from 2016! Along with choosing their favourites we also heard some wonderfully uplifting stories of people coming together with complete strangers to enjoy the sport we all love. Thanks to everyone who submitted their responses. Here’s the top 10 listener chosen moments!

10 – John Herdman getting Happy Birthday pie in the face.

9 – Highest FIFA ranking ever!

8 – Any and all Snapchats by the CANWNT.

7 – KK Cam Karaoke. ‘Nuff said.

6 – The CANWNT becoming the Algarve Cup champions in Spring 2016.

5 – Captain Tanc with 2 goals! AGAINST GERMANY, FERCHRISTSAKE!

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4 – The CANWNT beating the GERWNT for the first time in Canadian women’s soccer history!

3 – CANWNT friendlies on home soil.

2 – Christine Sinclair beating Mia Hamm’s international goals scored record.

1 – Obviously, the CANWNT winning bronze at the Rio Olympics!

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For Kicks Podcast, Episode 19: U20 Women’s World Cup recap

Canada met defeat at the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup in Papua New Guinea in November. However, not all was lost — it was valuable learning experience for what was a very young roster. In this episode we talk about:

  • Canada’s performance in the group stage vs. Spain, Nigeria and Japan
  • updates on the European leagues and the NCAA
  • news about the Algarve Cup, to which Canada will return as reigning champions!

In our next episode we’re celebrating our podcast’s one year anniversary! We’ll celebrate what a great year this was for us by talking about what a great year it was for Canadian women’s soccer. But, we don’t just want to talk about our favourite moments — we want to hear from fans everywhere so we can share all our favourite moments! Contact us to share your favourite moment(s) from 2016 using this form or by email at forkickspodcast@gmail.com, Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr.

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Intro music: Nightlife/Knifefights – The Wet Secrets

Outro music: The Less I Know The Better – Tame Impala

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For Kicks Podcast, Episode 5: Pre-season Teasin’

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If you’re a woso fan, you know the last month has been bonkers. And with the NWSL gearing up for their season opener on April 16, next month is going to be bonkers too.

It’s awesome.

There was so much to talk about in this episode that we had to save some of it for another time. Mainly, we focus on the 2016 NWSL season rosters and where the Canadians will be playing this year. We also talk about Canada’s recent victory at the Algarve Cup, the SheBelieves Cup, an update on the U17/U20 teams, all the teams that have now qualified for Rio, the new Canadian kit and Jess shows a surprising depth of knowledge about the Australian WNT.

PHEW.

But seriously, having this much to discuss is a good problem to have. You won’t find any complaints here!

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WoSo News Round-Up, December 21 – 27

Nichelle Prince in action for Canada's U-20 team. (Chris Young/CP)
Nichelle Prince in action for Canada’s U-20 team. (Chris Young/CP)

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