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For Kicks Podcast, Episode 41: CANWNT vs BRAWNT, looking ahead to CONCACAF WWC qualifiers & NWSL Championship

The CONCACAF Women’s World Cup qualifying tournament is just a few short weeks away. Canada’s friendlies vs. Brazil in early September are the last matches the team will play before heading in to that tournament. We reeeeeeeally want Canada to qualify, so we were pretty invested in how these games went.

In this episode, we talk about:

  • the September 2, 2018 friendly match vs. Brazil
  • a team-by-team analysis as we approach NWSL semi-finals
  • the CONCACAF Women’s Championship draw results and match dates/times
  • an update on Canadian players in the UEFA Women’s Champions League
  • the upcoming FC Edmonton supporter’s group launch event

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Intro music: “Little Things”Doug Hoyer

Outro music: “One Foot”Doug Hoyer

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For Kicks Podcast, Episode 13: Clare Rustad weighs in on Rio

If you watched CBC or TSN’s broadcasts of the CANWNT games during the Olympics, you’re already familiar with Clare Rustad’s “tough love” commentary on the team. What you may not already know, however, is that Clare is a former Olympian herself. From 2000 to 2008 Clare played the midfield in 45 appearances with the Canadian national team, including the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Oh. And she’s a doctor. Which makes her all the more amazing for taking time to talk to us on the podcast.

Up until now, we haven’t delved too deep into the semi-final match against Germany and bronze medal match against Brazil because we thought “Who better than Clare Rustad to weigh in on those games?” And that’s exactly what she does in this latest episode. Clare shares tons of insight on Rio and Canada’s bronze medal win, thoughts on the future of the team and even takes some listener questions. She’s one of our favourite people so if you want to hear more from her, be sure to check out her own podcast, The Footy Experiment, and look for more of her analysis of the beautiful game on CBC and TSN in the future.

At the end of the show, we chat about the possibility of future NWSL expansion and our beloved Houston Dash.

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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.

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WoSo News Round-Up, June 15 – 21

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

NWSL News

NWSL matches round-up:

Western New York Flash 0 – 2 Portland Thorns (highlightsWNY Flash vs Portland Thorns Game Recap 6/17)

Washington Spirit 2 – 0 Orlando Pride (highlights)

Chicago Red Stars 3 – 0 Boston Breakers (highlights, post game with Sofia Huerta and Vanessa DiBernardo)

Sky Blue FC 0 – 0 Seattle Reign (highlights)

Houston Dash 0 – 1 FC Kansas City (highlights)

International Football News

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For Kicks Podcast, Episode 8

You win some, you lose some. Canada just did both in two international friendlies against Brazil.

In this episode, we recap the June 4 and 7 games CANWNT played on home turf against upcoming Olympic host country, Brazil. Since both matches were in stark contrast to one another, we had a few thoughts to share. Okay, maybe a lot of thoughts. With these two tough international games now under our belt, we look ahead to the next string of friendlies against France and China in July and make our predictions for the Rio roster, which we expect to be announced in the coming weeks. We also answer some great questions from listeners.

As a bit of a treat and change of pace, in this episode 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.

On a much more serious note, we are shocked and utterly devastated by the shootings that took place at Pulse nightclub in Orlando on June 12. At times like this it’s hard not to feel helpless, but we can all do something to help by donating to support the victims, their families and their community. Please visit https://www.gofundme.com/29bubytq and https://www.gofundme.com/PulseVictimsFund to give and learn more about how you can help.

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!

Theme Music: “Nightlife/Knifefights” – The Wet Secrets (a fantastic Edmonton band, check them out!)

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WoSo News Round-Up, October 8th-15th

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