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For Kicks Podcast, Episode 68: No camp for CANWNT

Canada Soccer still hasn’t announced our new coach, but as we say in this episode, the well never runs dry on CANWNT news.

In this episode, we talk about:

  • the cancellation of CANWNT’s next planned camp
  • what the future holds for player identification camps
  • how revenue dips due to COVID could affect Canada Soccer
  • the NWSL fall series
  • bits and bobs of player and soccer news
  • and, of course, the general state of the world and Edmonton weather updates

Stay safe and healthy out there, friends!

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Intro music: “Stop Dem” – Sault

Outro music: “Masterpiece” – Sault

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For Kicks Podcast, Episode 67: Where’s our new coach?

Since our last episode, there’s been lots of little bits of CANWNT and NWSL news so we’re playing catchup.

In this episode, we talked about:

  • how there’s no word yet on a new head coach for Canada’s women’s soccer team—though there are a few options we know we can rule out
  • Canada’s new jersey—spoiler, we think it’s a beaut
  • recent victories for Buchanan and Fleming
  • Canadian NWSL players who have taken overseas gigs
  • the somewhat unexpected though always welcome NWSL fall series that just got underway

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For Kicks Podcast, Episode 66: Post NWSL Challenge Cup

Have we mentioned lately how great it’s been to have women’s soccer back in our lives for the last month? Because it’s been so, so great. The NWSL Challenge Cup was like a breath of fresh air, not only because it gave us woso again, but because it was so unpredictable and surprised us over and over again.

In this episode, we talk about:

  • recent CANWNT player news, including Jessie Fleming’s Chelsea signing
  • recent NWSL news
  • our official NWSL 2020 season kit ranking—something we’ve never done before but oh was it fun
  • the NWSL Challenge Cup as a whole, with specific focus on Canadians who played in the tournament

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For Kicks Podcast, Episode 65: Pre-NWSL Challenge Cup and Coach Heiner-Moller says goodbye

 

Well look at that—we have actual news to talk about! And, in just a couple of short days we’ll have actual soccer to watch.

In this episode we discuss:

  • the NWSL Challenge Cup, including Canadian players who will participate in the tournament, where you can watch it and our predictions
  • head coach Kenneth Heiner-Moller’s departure from the CANWNT and who could possibly take his place
  • FIFA’s location announcement for the 2023 Women’s World Cup
  • our sad (and happy) quarantine stories

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For Kicks Podcast, Episode 64: Supporter culture with Nicky Cottee

Supporter culture. It’s something that comes with a lot of question marks for a lot of Canadians, including long-standing fans like us. We continued our quarantine diaries by inviting Nicky Cottee, president of the Red River Rising supporter group, to come on the podcast and talk about what the heck we even mean when we say supporter culture.

A fellow NWSL and Canadian women’s national team fan, Nicky tells us about how she went from finding the courage to stand with the supporters at her first NWSL match to becoming president of Winnipeg’s pro club’s group. And, we couldn’t resist the opportunity to chat a little about women’s soccer, Canada and the NWSL.

There’s not a lot of news but we also talk about the impending return of Frauen-Bundesliga, the NWSL’s status and some updates from FIFA.

Stay safe, everyone!

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For Kicks Podcast, Episode 62: Olympics postponed and Tournoi de France

Canada is no longer Tokyo bound—not in 2020, at least. From the Canadian Olympic Committee’s decision not to send Canadian athletes to the the games this year, to the International Olympics Committee and Japan’s ultimate decision to postpone the games until 2021—a lot has happened since our last episode.

In this episode we talk about:

  • our recent COVID-19 self-isolation—which is why our sound is a little different this episode!
  • the COC and IOC’s decisions around the 2020 Tokyo Olympics
  • the Tournoi de France, including matches against France, Netherlands and Brazil
  • Canada’s failure to qualify for the U20 Women’s World Cup
  • the allocation of Canadian players to the NWSL

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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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Intro music: “Little Things”Doug Hoyer

Outro music: “One Foot”Doug Hoyer