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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 49: Canada at the Algarve Cup and an interview with Ciara McCormack

In late February, Canadian soccer player Ciara McCormack posted a story to her website detailing bullying, intimidation and inappropriate behaviour she witnessed when she was a player in the Vancouver Whitecaps and Canadian national programs. In this episode, Ciara joins us to talk about her diverse soccer career, her perspective on what Canadian soccer programs need to do to be safer and more accountable, and how she’s helping provide opportunities to players through TOPP Soccer.

But before we talk to Ciara, we take a look at Canada’s performance at the 2019 Algarve Cup. We give a rundown on the matches against Iceland, Scotland and Sweden, and talk about our major takeaways from the tournament—for better or for worse!

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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 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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Intro music: “Little Things”Doug Hoyer

Outro music: “One Foot”Doug Hoyer

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For Kicks Podcast, Episode 32: Chat with Desiree Scott and Melissa Tancredi

Desiree Scott and Melissa Tancredi were recently in Edmonton for FC Edmonton’s Girls in Soccer II night and Pro-Connect event. While they were in town, we had a chance to chat with them about the upcoming international friendlies vs. USA, the importance of girls in soccer nights, their hometowns and more. They were an absolute delight to talk to and it was so great to see them share their stories, inspire and celebrate with girls in soccer.

Desiree Scott made her debut with the Canadian national team in 2010 and since then, she’s been an unstoppable force also known as “the Destroyer.” Scott is a two-time Olympic gold medal winner, supporter of KidSport and all around badass who doesn’t plan to slow down any time soon.

Melissa Tancredi made her debut with the Canadian national team in 2004 and until her retirement from the team early this year, she had 125 appearances and 27 goals. Also a two-time Olympic bronze medalist, “Tanc” helped Canada make history with a pair of goals that resulted in the team’s first ever win against Germany at the 2016 Olympics.

Thanks to both Desiree and Melissa for taking the time to talk to us!

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Intro music: “Little Things”Doug Hoyer

Outro music: “One Foot”Doug Hoyer

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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

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

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

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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

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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!)

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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.

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

Outro music: “Electric Lady” – Janelle Monáe

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For Kicks Podcast, Episode 21: CANWNT Camp, NWSL Allocations, Canada Soccer jersey giveaway

Well, well, well…looks like there was just too much news between our last episode and our next episode (after the Canadian friendly against Mexico), so we decided that another episode was necessary. We apologize about the sound quality; we had some technical difficulties and had to record this episode twice!

On this episode we talk about:

To enter our Canada Soccer jersey giveaway, all you have to do is fill out this short listener survey. The winner will get to choose a Canada Soccer jersey and customize it with a name and number of their choosing. Contest closes on February 4, 2017. Open to residents of Canada and the US only. A winner will be chosen and announced on our next podcast!

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

Outro music: “When Am I Going To Make A Living” – Sade