For Kicks, For Kicks Podcast

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

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Intro music: “Little Things”Doug Hoyer

Outro music: “One Foot”Doug Hoyer

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For Kicks Podcast, Episode 30: 2017 NWSL Semi-finals

Another NWSL season is all but over! The 2017 season’s semi-final matches were on Oct. 7 and 8, and now all that remains is next week’s championship.

In this episode we talk about:

  • CANWNT news
  • NWSL semi-final matches: Portland Thorns vs. Orlando Pride and North Carolina Courage vs. Chicago Red Stars
  • Euro league updates

We’ll be back with our NWSL championship show on October 16, so watch for a new episode next week.

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 also listen to older episodes on iTunesStitcherGoogle Play and SoundCloud.

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!

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 also listen to older episodes on iTunesStitcherGoogle Play and SoundCloud.

Intro music: “Little Things”Doug Hoyer

Outro music: “One Foot”Doug Hoyer

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For Kicks Podcast, Episode 16: The NWSL Championship and an interview with Shelina Zadorsky

Another NWSL season came to a close this weekend as the Washington Spirit and Western New York Flash toughed it out for the title of 2016 NWSL Champion. There’s a lot to talk about so this episode is devoted to the epic NWSL semi-finals and final.

We also feature an interview with Canadian Olympics bronze medalist and Washington Spirit defender Shelina Zadorsky, who was an absolute joy to talk to. Shelina proved herself to be an anchor for the Spirit’s back line this season and was recognized for her contribution by being named the Spirit’s Newcomer of the Year. She’s made 22 appearances with the Canadian National team since her debut in January 2013 and was an integral part of Canada’s bronze medal win at the Rio 2016 Olympics. Check Shelina out on Twitter and Instagram!

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Intro Music: Nightlife/Knifefights; Outro music: The Message – Grandmaster Flash

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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!