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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

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: “Because I’m Me” – The Avalanches

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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!

We hope you enjoy our latest podcast and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr. You 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: “When Am I Going To Make A Living” – Sade

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For Kicks Podcast, Episode 17: Post U17 Women’s World Cup 2016

Canada may have made an early exit from the Jordan U17 Women’s World Cup but we still saw some exciting moments and tons of potential. In this episode we talk about:

  • Canada’s group stage matches against Cameroon, Germany and Venezuela at the U17 WWC
  • standout performances from the Canadian U17 roster
  • updates on how our Canadian National teamers are doing in the European leagues and NCAA
  • the very exciting news of an Olympic celebration friendly against Mexico in BC in February
    • the inevitable rant because this friendly will happen six months after the bronze medal win in Rio
  • listener questions — our favourite!

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 – The Wet Secrets; Outro music: See Fernando – Jenny Lewis

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#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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For Kicks Podcast, Episode 15: Ramping up for the U17 WWC and an interview with Aaliyah Scott

With the FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup in Jordan about to fire up and the NWSL Championship just around the corner, we find ourselves coming in to another busy season of soccer. It’s a fantastic problem to have. In this episode, we get ready for what’s to come with:

  • NWSL playoff predictions
  • A brief update on how the Canadians are doing abroad and in the NCAA and NWSL
  • A preview of the U-17 WWC including background on how they qualified and a look at the group stage draws (update: the U17 WWC games will be aired on TSN and RDS2 in Canada)
  • An interview with the truly delightful and talented 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. She also took home silver at the U15 CONCACAF Championship in Florida in August, where she scored her first international goal. Check her out on Twitter!

For more information on topics we mentioned in this episode:

  • The Jordan 2016 U17 Women’s World Cup roster was announced on September 23. Check it out!
  • We’ve made a new page to keep you updated on the Jordan 2016 U17 WWC schedules, group stage matches and other important information.

We also encourage any listeners who can’t make it to the NWSL Championship match in Houston but want to support the NWSL to check out the Keeper Notes Gonzo Soccer promo. You can purchase tickets that will be used by local girls who are part of the Gonzo Soccer Academy in Houston. Gonzo Soccer is a non-profit soccer, leadership and social academy that targets under-served girls in Houston (and other cities in the USA, Mexico and Colombia). There’s even a “Scarves Up” ticket offer that means you could get an NWSL Championship scarf shipped to you!

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!

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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
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#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

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#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!