For Kicks, For Kicks Podcast

For Kicks Podcast, Episode 16: The NWSL Championship and an interview with Shelina Zadorsky

Another NWSL season came to a close this weekend as the Washington Spirit and Western New York Flash toughed it out for the title of 2016 NWSL Champion. There’s a lot to talk about so this episode is devoted to the epic NWSL semi-finals and final.

We also feature an interview with Canadian Olympics bronze medalist and Washington Spirit defender Shelina Zadorsky, who was an absolute joy to talk to. Shelina proved herself to be an anchor for the Spirit’s back line this season and was recognized for her contribution by being named the Spirit’s Newcomer of the Year. She’s made 22 appearances with the Canadian National team since her debut in January 2013 and was an integral part of Canada’s bronze medal win at the Rio 2016 Olympics. Check Shelina out on Twitter and Instagram!

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 our previous podcasts here!

Intro Music: Nightlife/Knifefights; Outro music: The Message – Grandmaster Flash

For Kicks, News Round-Ups

#CANWNT News Round-Up, September 30 – October 6

CANWNT News

CANW17 News

FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup

Friday, September 30

Saturday, October 1

Monday, October 3

Tuesday, October 4

We recorded our latest episode; For Kicks Podcast, Episode 15. On the latest episode, we have a brief update on how the Canadians are doing abroad and in the NCAA, a preview of the U-17 Women’s World Cup (update: the U17 WWC games will be aired on TSN and RDS2 in Canada), an interview with Aaliyah Scott. Aaliyah helped Canada qualify for the U17 Women’s World Cup at the U17 CONCACAF Women’s Qualifying tournament that was held in March in Grenada, and a look at the NWSL playoff picture (along with our predictions).

NWSL Match Results

SEMI-FINAL MATCHES

Upcoming NWSL matches

NWSL CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL MATCH

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#CANWNT News Round-Up, September 21 – September 29

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CANWNT News

We recorded our latest episode; For Kicks Podcast, Episode 15. On the latest episode, we have a brief update on how the Canadians are doing abroad and in the NCAA, a preview of the U-17 Women’s World Cup (update: the U17 WWC games will be aired on TSN and RDS2 in Canada), an interview with Aaliyah Scott. Aaliyah helped Canada qualify for the U17 Women’s World Cup at the U17 CONCACAF Women’s Qualifying tournament that was held in March in Grenada, and a look at the NWSL playoff picture (along with our predictions).

Links to Upcoming NCAA games with CANWNT players

NWSL Match Results

Upcoming NWSL matches

SEMI-FINAL MATCHES

NWSL CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL MATCH

  • Sunday, October 9th – 2pm PT/5pm ET: Winner of Semi-final match 1 vs. Winner of Semi-final match 2 on Fox Sports and Fox Soccer 2 Go
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#CANWNT News Round-Up, September 7 – September 20

We recorded our latest episode; For Kicks Podcast, Episode 14. On the latest episode, we discuss some final thoughts on Rio, like our Feelings™ and Canada’s upswing in the FIFA ranking, updates on where CANWNT members are playing now, from European leagues, to the NWSL, to college and beyond.

CANWNT News

Links to Upcoming NCAA games with CANWNT players

NWSL Match Results

Upcoming NWSL matches

  • Saturday, September 24 – 2pm PT/5pm ET: Orlando Pride vs. FC Kansas City
  • Saturday, September 24 – 4pm PT/7pm ET: Boston Breakers vs. Western New York Flash
  • Saturday, September 24 – 5pm PT/8pm ET: Chicago Red Stars vs. Washington Spirit
  • Sunday, September 25 – 4pm PT/7pm ET: Sky Blue FC vs. Portland Thorns
  • Sunday, September 25 – 6:30 pm PT/9:30 pm ET: Houston Dash vs. Seattle Reign

SEMI-FINAL MATCHES

  • Friday, September 30 – 5pm PT/8pm ET: Washington Spirit vs. ________
  • Sunday, October 2 – 2pm PT/5pm ET: Portland Thorns vs. __________

NWSL CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL MATCH

  • Sunday, October 9th – 2pm PT/5pm ET: Winner of Semi-final match 1 vs. Winner of Semi-final match 2
For Kicks, News Round-Ups

#CANWNT News Round-Up, August 31 – September 6

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Photo by Scott Chandler

CANWNT News

Links to Upcoming NCAA games with CANWNT players

CANWNT talk on podcasts/audio interviews

NWSL Match Results

Upcoming NWSL matches

For Kicks, News Round-Ups

#CANWNT News Round-Up, August 24 – 30

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Image by Sanjeev Dasgupta/The Chronicle

CANWNT News

CANWNT talk on podcasts/audio interviews

CANWNT in the NCAA

NWSL Match Results

Upcoming NWSL matches

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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.

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 our previous podcasts here!

For Kicks, News Round-Ups

#CANWNT News Round-Up, August 17 – 23

CANWNT News

Olympic Women’s Soccer Tournament Results

CANWNT videos

CANWNT talk on podcasts/audio interviews

NWSL Match Results

Upcoming NWSL matches

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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.

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!

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#CANWNT News Round-Up, August 10 – 16

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We recorded our latest episode; For Kicks Podcast, Episode 11 discussing Canada’s last group stage match against Germany and their quarter-final win against France!

CANWNT News

Quarter-Final: Canada vs France

Semi-final: Canada vs Germany

CANWNT videos

CANWNT talk on podcasts/audio interviews

Olympic Women’s Soccer Tournament Results

August 12

August 16

Other important news tidbits