Soccer on the Rise Podcast: Inaugural episode

Soccer on the rise
HOUSTON, TX - JUNE 29: Head coach John Herdman of Canada reacts during a quarterfinal match between Haiti and Canada as part of 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup at NRG Stadium on June 29, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Omar Vega/Getty Images)

PODCAST – Hey everybody! This is the first ever episode of Soccer on the Rise, a new podcast where Thomas and Juan Pablo will talk all things Canadian Soccer. In our inaugural show, we discussed John Herdman’s selection for the CONCACAF Nations League matches against the USA, including words from Amer Didic, defender from FC Edmonton who became the second player to represent the Canadian Premier League at a National Team level.

Soccer on the Rise Podcast: Inaugural episode

We also covered Fikayo Tomori’s decision to join England’s National Team, despite being born in Canada. After that, we talked about Forge FC winger Tristan Borges, considered the best player on the league by some people.

We finished our show by talking about Canada’s U17 Men’s National Team preparation for the upcoming World Cup in Brazil, and Forge FC’s views towards the CPL Finals, in words from their head coach Bobby Smyrniotis.

Soccer on the Rise is a part of Last Word on Soccer and Last Word on Sports Radio. You can subscribe to the podcast on SoundCloud. Other podcatchers will be added soon.

Follow our great hosts on Twitter: @ThomasNef2 and @juanpabloao. Follow the show on Twitter: @SoccerRise.

Thomas Nef is a Contributor for Last Word on Soccer and a 21 year old Freelance Reporter studying Radio and Television based out of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Passionate about Canadian Soccer. Other passions include travel, tennis, family, and friends.

Juan Pablo Avendano is a Digital Content Producer with a passion for soccer. Originally from Chile, he worked for a TV station dedicated to soccer for almost five years, getting a great insight about the industry. After that, he moved to Beijing, China, where he lived for four years and worked part-time as a host for a TV show about soccer. He is currently residing in Edmonton, Alberta, with his wife and his two lovely dogs.

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