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Footie Stories

By Aleks Balta & Ryan Rainville
Aleks Balta and Ryan Rainville take you through the lives of different footballers, coaches, and ambassadors, as well as relevant news in the football world from a Canadian perspective.

Aleks Balta is an UEFA A License certified coach who runs a soccer club. Ryan Rainville is a avid observer who has an unique outlook on the game and industry.

Together they bring you stories of today.
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Forge FC’s head coach: Bobby’s at the wheel!!!
Hamilton Forge FC Technical Director tells us about his current role and how he got there.
June 24, 2020
Why are Spain sooo good?!
Gari Fuallando takes through his experience in Athletic Bilbao to running his company that works with La Liga which does work in the US.
June 18, 2020
From Fulham FC to New York City FC....
Arthur Brammar gives us insight to his time at Fulham FC academy, his move to New York City FC and a little on his time in Canada.
June 10, 2020
The Mexican Game....and what they think of us
Mexico is the powerhouse in Concacaf. We dive in deep into Mexican soccer. We learn about their leagues and nationals teams, as well as all the corruption.
June 3, 2020
Battle of the Technical Directors...
Markham Soccer Club Technical Director - Tommy Bianchi, Ottawa South United Technical Director - Paul Harris, along with Aleks Balta debate through many topics. Scoring done by Ryan Rainville.
May 27, 2020
Getting to know the coach who has won the MOST Charity Shields in OPDL
Marko Milanovic walks through his life of coaching in Canada and what players need to do to get to a higher level. His players have gone on to US scholarships and European clubs.
May 20, 2020
Being a Canadian National Team player....and the female game
Carmelina Moscato walks through her soccer journey, playing for Canada, getting let go, as well the life of playing professionally in the women’s game. She will also give us her thoughts into the future of professional football for women in Canada.
May 13, 2020
A US scholarship....what does it all mean?
Mattea Reale takes us through her journey from youth club soccer, obtaining a scholarship, to playing College NCAA Division 1 soccer and managing your education.
May 6, 2020
Differences between Canadian, US, and German youth development.
Jan Henner takes us through his unique perspectives on football in Canada, soccer, and Germany. He also gives us insight to professional trials in Europe for North Americans looking to make it as a professional footballer.
April 30, 2020
Ryan Raposo’s rise Into the professional game.
We go in depth with Ryan about his journey through the youth ranks all the way into the professional game.
April 22, 2020