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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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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 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

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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

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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

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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.

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Intro music: “Little Things”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

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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 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

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

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