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For Kicks Podcast, Episode 59: CANWNT news roundup

There have been no tournaments, no matches and that means for the first time in a while, we dedicated an entire episode to news updates.

In this episode, we give updates and chat about:

  • the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament
  • Canada participating in a tournament in France in March
  • the U17 Excel camp in Mexico in late Nov./early Dec.
  • some recent player accolades
  • NWSL Silly Season—including league expansion, wage increases and more

This is it for us for 2019, so we hope everyone has an awesome—and if at all possible, restful—holiday season. We’ll be back in 2020 with our pre-CONCACAF tournament episode.

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For Kicks Podcast, Episode 55: Catching up on WOSO news post WWC

This year has been all about the World Cup for us, and with that behind us we’ve turned our attention to everything else going on in the world of women’s soccer. But just because we’re tuned into other soccer doesn’t mean we’re not keeping a really close eye on what’s going on with Canada’s national team, too.

In this episode we talk about:

  • Canada Soccer news, measly though it may be, including:
    • our thoughts on recent comments by Coach Kenneth Heiner-Moller
    • the future of the U20 program with new head coach Rhian Wilkinson at the helm
  • NWSL news, particularly the new ESPN deal that will make NWSL games available to Canadians on TSN
  • Foothills WFC in the UWS Championship
  • Recent comments by CPL Commissioner David Clanachan on the prospect of a women’s side to the Canadian Premier League

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For Kicks Podcast, Episode 50: Canada vs. England friendly

Cheers to 50 episodes of For Kicks! This is a huge milestone for us and we want to say a BIG BIG BIG thank you to everyone who’s listened, reached out with a comment or question, come on our show to chat with us, invited us on your show to chat with you, and supported us in general. The last three and a half years have been the best and we’re so grateful to be part of both the women’s soccer and podcasting communities.

In this episode, we talk about:

  • the April 5, 2019 Canada vs. England international friendly
  • recent news, including two upcoming friendlies for Canada, NWSL season kickoff and a look ahead to the inaugural season of the Canadian Premier league

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For Kicks Podcast, Episode 42: 2018 NWSL Championship

Another NWSL season has come to an end, but instead of being sad that we’re months away from watching our fav teams again, our tears are over the Portland Thorns’ loss to the North Carolina Courage.

In this episode, we talk about:

  • the end of the NWSL season, including the two semi-final and championship final matches
  • the upcoming CONCACAF Women’s World Cup qualifying tournament and the camp roster
  • updates on Canadians in the UWCL
  • a quick update on the new FC Edmonton supporter group, River Valley Vanguard

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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 Podcast, Episode 40: New feature and lots of news

We’re so excited to announce that we’ve launched our newest feature on the podcast: Catching Up with Canucks Abroad’s Oscar Melander. Oscar has been helping connect North American players—including Canadians—to soccer clubs in Sweden for several years. In this episode, you’ll meet Oscar and learn more about how he got involved in this exciting and unique work. In future Catching up with Canucks Abroad’s Oscar Melander segments of the show, Oscar will join us to share stories from Canadian players, as well as news and updates about overseas signings and how our Canadians are faring in their overseas leagues.

In this episode, we:

  • have lots of CANWNT news and updates—the best!
  • share an update on the U17 Women’s World Cup and the Canadian EXCEL program
  • report on the start of the NCAA season and end of the Foothills WFC season
  • rap on the NWSL
  • chat with Oscar Melander, our Swedish friend and correspondent who will join us for a new segment on future shows!

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Intro music: “Little Things”Doug Hoyer

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For Kicks Podcast, Episode 39: Light-‘n’-breezy summer episode

It’s summer, so we wanted to give y’all some nice, light, easy summer listening. In this episode we:

  • speculate on Canada Soccer’s July 9 announcement
  • talk briefly about the 2018 World Cup
  • share some thoughts on what’s going on in the NWSL
  • get pumped for the International Champions Cup
  • look ahead to the U17 Women’s World Cup
  • talk about some local soccer news

We’ll be back with our next episode in August, after some heavy vacationing!

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Intro music: “Little Things”Doug Hoyer

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For Kicks Podcast, Episode 38: Canada vs. Germany friendly

We’re back! It felt gooooooooood to get back on the mic to talk soccer. It felt less good to watch Germany win against Canada, but hey, we’re excited to be back at it.

In this episode, we talk about:

  • the Canada vs. Germany friendly match in Hamilton on June 10
  • the CONCACAF U17 championship and some of the trends we see in our youth programs
  • updates on Canadian players abroad
  • some thoughts on the NWSL season to this point
  • exciting news about our local soccer club, FC Edmonton, joining the Canadian Premier League

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Intro music: “Little Things”Doug Hoyer

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For Kicks Podcast, Episode 37: CANWNT at the Algarve Cup, Labbé joins Foothills FC, NWSL opening weekend

We’re less than a week away from the start of the NWSL season but there’s lots to catch up on it our latest episode!

In this episode, we talk about:

  • Canada’s results in the Algarve Cup
  • Stephanie Labbé joining Foothills FC
  • Some predictions on the opening weekend of the 2018 NWSL season

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Intro music: “Little Things”Doug Hoyer

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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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