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For Kicks Podcast, Episode 61: After the 2020 CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament

CANWNT has secured their ticket to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo! In the 2020 Olympic qualifying tournament, they got job number one done: qualify. That means we’re looking forward to a (hopefully) active 2020 in the lead up to the games this summer.

In this episode we talk about:

  • all things Canada in this tournament
  • group stage matches vs. St. Kitts & Nevis, Jamaica and Mexico
  • semi final match vs. Costa Rica
  • final match vs. USA

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For Kicks Podcast, Episode 60: 2020 CONCACAF Olympic qualifiers pre-tourney episode

The next couple of weeks will decide whether the Canadian women’s side will spend the better part of 2020 in a run toward the Tokyo Olympics. The 2020 CONCACAF qualifying tournament will have a dramatic impact on what kind of year we have here at the podcast, so we dedicated an episode to getting ready for it.

In this episode, we talk about:

  • the recent NWSL draft
  • some quick updates on Canadian players and upcoming games
  • the 2020 CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament
  • the tournament rosters—provisional, camp and final
  • Jessica’s picks for starting XI in Canada’s games vs. St. Kitts & Nevis, Jamaica and Mexico
  • our feelings

We wanted to note that CONCACAF has updated match times since we recorded this episode. The first three matches are actually scheduled for:

  • CAN vs. SKN – Jan. 29 at 5:30 p.m. ET
  • CAN vs. JAM – Feb. 1 at 5:30 p.m. ET
  • CAN vs. MEX – Feb. 4 at 6:30p.m. ET

The entire tournament schedule is available on the CONCACAF website.

We’ll be back with our post-tournament episode on February 11.

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For Kicks Podcast, Episode 58: Canada in Yongchuan 2019 tournament

Canada wrapped up 2019 with a four nations tournament in Yongchuan, China in November. In the two matches they played, they seemed to summarize the whole of 2019, in our eyes at least: low lows, and middling highs.

In this episode, we talk about:

  • Canada vs. Brazil and New Zealand in the four nations tournament
  • the draw for the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament
  • the end of the 2019 NWSL season
  • a brief look ahead at the U17 and U20 World Cups and the NCAA College Cup draw

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For Kicks Podcast, Episode 4

rio2016

Canada is going to the Rio 2016 Olympics!

It’s mission accomplished as Canada places second at the CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship and secures their spot on the Road to Rio. Are you relieved? Because we’re relieved.

Minutes after the tournament wraps up, we jump on the mic and share our thoughts about the results, including the predictions we made in our last podcast. (Who owes who a chocolate bar? You’ll have to listen to find out!). We discuss standout performances and our general thoughts about how Canada fared in each of the five games they played.

We also talk about Canada’s participation in the upcoming Algarve Cup, some of the other upcoming women’s soccer tournaments (including the CONCACAF U17 Championship tournament) and our hopes for some friendly matches on home turf before the Olympics. And, with the NWSL 2016 schedule just released, we look ahead to what the new season may hold.

This is quite possibly our most jam-packed episode to date.

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For Kicks Podcast, Episode 3

concacaf

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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