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For Kicks Podcast, Episode 41: CANWNT vs BRAWNT, looking ahead to CONCACAF WWC qualifiers & NWSL Championship

The CONCACAF Women’s World Cup qualifying tournament is just a few short weeks away. Canada’s friendlies vs. Brazil in early September are the last matches the team will play before heading in to that tournament. We reeeeeeeally want Canada to qualify, so we were pretty invested in how these games went.

In this episode, we talk about:

  • the September 2, 2018 friendly match vs. Brazil
  • a team-by-team analysis as we approach NWSL semi-finals
  • the CONCACAF Women’s Championship draw results and match dates/times
  • an update on Canadian players in the UEFA Women’s Champions League
  • the upcoming FC Edmonton supporter’s group launch event

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For Kicks, Episode 36: NWSL draft news and the CONCACAF U20 tournament

Is it just us, or has this NWSL off-season felt like a rollercoaster ride? News from the draft, trades and teams folding has been rolling in hard and fast. We had a lot to catch up on.

In this episode, we talk about:

  • The NWSL draft and how changes within the league have impacted Canadian players
  • The disappointing result of the CONCACAF U20 Women’s World Cup qualifying tournament

We also get pumped up for this month’s Algarve Cup tournament, so in our next episode we’ll be talking all about that.

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Intro music: “Little Things”Doug Hoyer

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For Kicks, Episode 35: A farewell to John Herdman, CONCACAF Women’s U20 Championship

A very (if not slightly belated) Happy New Year, woso fans! It was nice to have a little time off from podcasting over the holidays but our return couldn’t have been timed better because something we really didn’t expect to happen happened last week: John Herdman announced he would be leaving the Canadian women’s soccer team to coach the Canadian men’s team.

So tune in and listen to what is basically a therapy session where we talk through our feelings on this big announcement. In this episode, we:

  • Try real hard to be diplomatic as we dish on the facts and our feelings about John Herdman’s departure from CANWNT
  • Share info about the upcoming Algarve Cup
  • Talk about the CONCACAF U20 Championship tournament that’s about to get underway
  • Share some of our hopes and dreams for this year’s NWSL draft
  • Get the conversation started about some recent NWSL news and trades

There was more to cover than we expected, but then again, there always is. We’ll get into NWSL talk a little deeper in one of our next couple of episodes.

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Intro music: “Little Things”Doug Hoyer

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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.

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For Kicks Podcast, Episode 3

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These are indeed exciting times in the world of women’s soccer, especially when you’re a Canadian national team fan.

Seven of 12 spots have already been claimed for the Rio 2016 Olympics and two more are up for grabs in the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament in Texas from February 10 to 21. If Canada claims one of the top two spots in the eight team tournament, they’re off to the Olympics.

In this latest podcast, we discuss the Canadian team’s roster for the CONCACAF tournament, make predictions for match outcomes, talk a little about the teams who have already qualified for Rio and which other teams we think might qualify, and let fans know where they can watch the CONCACAF tournament. (Yes, we can all watch the matches!) We also touch on the recent NWSL college draft and place a few bets, like ya do.

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For Kicks Podcast, Episode 2

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A lot has happened since we recorded our last podcast. It’s been an exciting (and frustrating) time for CANwnt fans, having (finally!) played our first matches since the Women’s World Cup at the International Tournament of Natal 2015 in Brazil.

In the four-match tournament we emerged victorious in two matches and placed second overall. Go team! However, as we discuss on the podcast, those matches were difficult to access and coverage was sparse at best which has led to some fan frustration. On a much more enthusiastic note, we give our reactions to the Natal tournament and the U-20 CONCACAF tournament that both took place in December. We also talk about who we expect to see in the January training camp leading into the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament in February, and what other international teams have been up to since last summer’s World Cup.

 

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WoSo News Round-Up, November 24 – 29

via http://www.ctvnews.ca/sports/women-s-soccer-win-cp-team-of-the-year-award-to-cap-thrilling-season-1.1093972
via http://www.ctvnews.ca/sports/women-s-soccer-win-cp-team-of-the-year-award-to-cap-thrilling-season-1.1093972

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WoSo News Round-Up, November 16 – 23

via The Chronicle Herald http://thechronicleherald.ca/fifa2015/1292256-new-zealand-stint-helped-shape-canada-coach-john-herdman’s-philosophy
via The Chronicle Herald
http://thechronicleherald.ca/fifa2015/1292256-new-zealand-stint-helped-shape-canada-coach-john-herdman’s-philosophy

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