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For Kicks Podcast, Episode 34: CANWNT vs. NORWNT friendly

Canada will end 2017 on a high note after winning against Norway for the very first time!

In this episode, we cover:

  • The Nov. 28, 2017 Canada vs. Norway international friendly
  • NWSL off-season news
  • NCAA College Cup results

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Intro music: “Little Things”Doug Hoyer

Outro music: “One Foot”Doug Hoyer

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For Kicks Podcast, Episode 33: CANWNT vs. USWNT friendlies

This past week we became more Canadian than ever before when we travelled to Vancouver to see Canada take on their fiercest foes, U.S.A. We had so much fun as part of that record-setting crowd. So, if our voices sound strained, it’s because we were yelling. A lot.

In this episode, we talk about the two-game friendly series between Canada and the US. Listen to our retelling of the epic match we attended in Vancouver and lament the match we watched from home.

Katie (left) and Jessica (right) at the Canada vs. U.S.A friendly in Vancouver on Nov. 9, 2017

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We hope you enjoy our latest podcast and connect with us on FacebookTwitterTumblr and InstagramYou can find us on on iTunesStitcherGoogle Play, SoundCloud and the CKUA app.

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!

For Kicks is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network powered by ATB Financial.

We hope you enjoy our latest podcast and connect with us on FacebookTwitterTumblr and InstagramYou can find us on on iTunesStitcherGoogle Play, SoundCloud and the CKUA app.

Intro music: “Little Things”Doug Hoyer

Outro music: “One Foot”Doug Hoyer

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For Kicks Podcast, Episode 31: 2017 NWSL Championship

And that’s all she wrote for another NWSL season! After a tough battle between Portland and North Carolina, the Portland Thorns walked away with the 2017 NWSL Championship title. It makes us wonder if the curse of the Shield really is true.

In this episode we:

  • Talk about the NWSL Championship match: Portland Thorns vs. North Carolina Courage
  • Provide NCAA and UWCL updates
  • Look ahead to the upcoming friendlies between Canada and U.S.A on Nov. 9 and 12
  • Chat with our friend Adam from the Loyal Company of the River Valley podcast about FC Edmonton’s upcoming Girls in Soccer night

For Kicks is a member of the Alberta Podcast Network powered by ATB Financial.

We hope you enjoy our latest podcast and connect with us on FacebookTwitterTumblr and InstagramYou can find us on on iTunesStitcherGoogle Play, SoundCloud and the CKUA app.

Intro music: “Little Things”Doug Hoyer

Outro music: “One Foot”Doug Hoyer

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For Kicks Podcast, Episode 29: NWSL playoff hypotheses

This time of year is practically the high tide of soccer, with NWSL playoffs around the corner and the NCAA and Euro leagues in full swing. With so many Canadians in all three leagues, there’s no shortage of soccer to cover.

In this episode, we:

  • Reflect on the NWSL season, including a look at each of the league’s Canadian players
  • Provide NCAA and Euro league updates
  • Make our NWSL playoff hypotheses—because we refuse to make predictions!

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Intro music: “Little Things”Doug Hoyer

Outro music: “One Foot”Doug Hoyer

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ICYMI: For Kicks does The Mixxed Zone

This week, we were invited to join the incredible Jen Cooper on her podcast, The Mixxed Zone, to talk—what else—women’s soccer. Jen is one of our podcast heroes and a true champion of the women’s game, so we had a blast talking to her.

We chatted with Jen about:

A big thanks to Jen for having us on the show. Be sure to listen to The Mixxed Zone and follow her on Twitter!

 

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For Kicks Podcast, Episode 27: CANWNT vs CRCWNT friendlies

The June FIFA break means Jessica and Katie are very happy podcast hosts. Why? Because players get a break from their club teams to join their national teams for some international soccer—our most favourite kind.

In this episode, we talk about:

  • Our road trip to Calgary for the Calgary Foothills WFC home opener vs Santa Clarita Heat
  • CANWNT news, including the UWCL final and an upcoming U17 tournament
  • Canada’s international friendlies vs Costa Rica on June 8 in Winnipeg and June 11 in Toronto

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

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

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: “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!)

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: “A Little Respect” – Erasure