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For Kicks Podcast, Episode 54: A reflection on the 2019 World Cup

What a month it’s been! The World Cup is our favourite time of each four years and now it’s all over. While we’re a little sad to see it end, it was great while it lasted. And, it was the perfect reminder of how quickly the women’s game is changing—mostly for the best.

In this episode, we talk about:

  • the semi finals – England vs. USA and Netherlands vs. Sweden
  • the finals – England vs. Sweden for third place and Netherlands vs. USA for the championship title
  • TSN/CTV’s expert all-woman panel with Kate Beirness, Clare Rustad, Kaylyn Kyle and Diana Matheson
  • the impact of VAR on the tournament and the modern game in general
  • what Canada and other countries need to do if we want our teams to ever match the United States
  • where Canada’s coaching could head in the future

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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.

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