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For Kicks Podcast, Episode 73: Canada in the 2021 SheBelieves Cup

From February 18 to 24, 2021, the CANWNT was back on the pitch in red and it feels so good. In this episode, we talk about Canada in the SheBelieves Cup. From our thoughts on the newer faces, to new head coach Bev Priestman’s decisions in the wake of missing players and injuries, to Canada’s pesky troubles scoring goals, we dive right in to the whole tournament.

Intro: Situation – Yaz

Outro: Don’t Go – Yaz

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For Kicks Podcast, Episode 72: Pre-SheBelieves Cup chat with Meaghen Johnson

In just a few short days, Canada’s women will be back on the pitch facing USA, Argentina and Brazil in the 2021 SheBelieves Cup. We can hardly believe it’s been the better part of a year since we’ve had an actual match to watch and talk about on the podcast.

In this episode we’re joined by Meaghen Johnson, women’s soccer contributor and highlight manager/producer at TSN SportsCentre, to chat about who we expect to see, what we hope to come out of this tournament and more. 

A little later in the episode, we also talk about a new women’s professional soccer league in North America and how we’re trying to drum up support for our own new local women’s team (spoiler: we want you! slide into our DMs).

Watch party alert

For Kicks, along with NWSL Vancouver, FC Mingo and wsoccer.ca are hosting a SheBelieves Cup virtual watch party. Canada vs. USA is February 18, 2021 at 7 p.m. EST. Spaces are limited so DM us for the invite link soon!

Intro: Monitor – Siouxsie & The Banshees

Outro: Dazzle – Siouxsie & The Banshees

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For Kicks Podcast, Episode 71: Wilkinson is out of CSA, CANWNT is in SheBelieves

The new year has given us lots to talk about so far. Some of it big, some of it small, some of it amazing, some of it not so great. We try to get to it all in our latest episode!

In this episode, we talk about:

  • Recent CANWNT news including Canada going to the SheBelieves Cup
  • Canadians in the NWSL draft and those who are moving around in clubs abroad
  • Rhian Wilkinson’s announcement that she is leaving Canada Soccer
  • The addition of St. Albert Impact FC to the United Women’s Soccer League, including recent player signings

Intro music: Incapable – Róisín Murphy

Outro music: Murphy’s Law – Róisín Murphy

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For Kicks Podcast, Episode 70: Closing out 2020

2020 is almost behind us and it was a year of some real highs (185 goals!) and real lows (pandemic! periods of no soccer!). We want to send a big thanks to everyone who stuck with us and listened this year. Who knows what next year will bring, but we hope it’s something good.

In this episode we talk about:

  • Recent news and updates out of Canadian soccer
  • CONCACAF’s new structure for women’s national teams
  • NWSL’s new season structure and other NWSL news

We’ll be back in 2021 following the NWSL draft. Until then, we wish you a happy new year and as always, stay safe and healthy out there.

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Intro music: “Soul Control” – Jessie Ware

Outro music: “Step Into My Life” – Jessie Ware

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For Kicks Podcast, Episode 69: Bev Priestman is on the job

In this episode we talk about:

  • our thoughts on Priestman’s appointment to the women’s team’s top coaching gig, including some pros and cons we anticipate about her leading the team into the future
  • Canadian women’s soccer news and highlights
  • the recent NWSL expansion draft

Stay safe and healthy out there, friends!

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Intro music: “Adult Diversion” – Alvvays

Outro music: “Ones Who Love You” – Alvvays

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For Kicks Podcast, Episode 68: No camp for CANWNT

Canada Soccer still hasn’t announced our new coach, but as we say in this episode, the well never runs dry on CANWNT news.

In this episode, we talk about:

  • the cancellation of CANWNT’s next planned camp
  • what the future holds for player identification camps
  • how revenue dips due to COVID could affect Canada Soccer
  • the NWSL fall series
  • bits and bobs of player and soccer news
  • and, of course, the general state of the world and Edmonton weather updates

Stay safe and healthy out there, friends!

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Intro music: “Stop Dem” – Sault

Outro music: “Masterpiece” – Sault

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For Kicks Podcast, Episode 67: Where’s our new coach?

Since our last episode, there’s been lots of little bits of CANWNT and NWSL news so we’re playing catchup.

In this episode, we talked about:

  • how there’s no word yet on a new head coach for Canada’s women’s soccer team—though there are a few options we know we can rule out
  • Canada’s new jersey—spoiler, we think it’s a beaut
  • recent victories for Buchanan and Fleming
  • Canadian NWSL players who have taken overseas gigs
  • the somewhat unexpected though always welcome NWSL fall series that just got underway

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For Kicks Podcast, Episode 66: Post NWSL Challenge Cup

Have we mentioned lately how great it’s been to have women’s soccer back in our lives for the last month? Because it’s been so, so great. The NWSL Challenge Cup was like a breath of fresh air, not only because it gave us woso again, but because it was so unpredictable and surprised us over and over again.

In this episode, we talk about:

  • recent CANWNT player news, including Jessie Fleming’s Chelsea signing
  • recent NWSL news
  • our official NWSL 2020 season kit ranking—something we’ve never done before but oh was it fun
  • the NWSL Challenge Cup as a whole, with specific focus on Canadians who played in the tournament

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For Kicks Podcast, Episode 65: Pre-NWSL Challenge Cup and Coach Heiner-Moller says goodbye

 

Well look at that—we have actual news to talk about! And, in just a couple of short days we’ll have actual soccer to watch.

In this episode we discuss:

  • the NWSL Challenge Cup, including Canadian players who will participate in the tournament, where you can watch it and our predictions
  • head coach Kenneth Heiner-Moller’s departure from the CANWNT and who could possibly take his place
  • FIFA’s location announcement for the 2023 Women’s World Cup
  • our sad (and happy) quarantine stories

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For Kicks Podcast, Episode 64: Supporter culture with Nicky Cottee

Supporter culture. It’s something that comes with a lot of question marks for a lot of Canadians, including long-standing fans like us. We continued our quarantine diaries by inviting Nicky Cottee, president of the Red River Rising supporter group, to come on the podcast and talk about what the heck we even mean when we say supporter culture.

A fellow NWSL and Canadian women’s national team fan, Nicky tells us about how she went from finding the courage to stand with the supporters at her first NWSL match to becoming president of Winnipeg’s pro club’s group. And, we couldn’t resist the opportunity to chat a little about women’s soccer, Canada and the NWSL.

There’s not a lot of news but we also talk about the impending return of Frauen-Bundesliga, the NWSL’s status and some updates from FIFA.

Stay safe, everyone!

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