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Northern Fútbol Podcast

Northern Fútbol Podcast

By Northern Fútbol Podcast
Hosted by Peter Galindo, Thomas Nef And Alex Gangue Ruzic, Northern Fútbol covers The Canadian National Teams, Canadians Abroad, MLS and CPL. ✉:northernfutbolshow@gmail.com

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Episode 75 – How to fix Canada Soccer's youth teams
Peter and Alex begin the Canadian youth soccer summit after Canada's 4-3 loss on penalties to Guatemala in the round of 16 at the Concacaf U-20 Championship. What's next for the federation? What were the issues that plagued Canada during the tournament and how can they improve in the future? The boys answer all of your burning questions following another early exit for the Canadians, and a whole lot more. The fellas also dive into the futures of a few Canadians abroad, from Jonathan David to Richie Laryea and everyone in between. Plus, updates on the labour dispute, a cost-saving suggestion for the World Cup kits and the federation being in talks with a top five South American nation for a European-based September friendly. 👀 FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Northern Fútbol: @NorthernFutbol Peter Galindo: @GalindoPW Thomas Nef: @ThomasNef Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic: @AlexGangueRuzic RUNNING ORDER: 2:04 - What’s next for Canada’s U-20s? 16:18 - Changes needed in talent identification? 20:27 - Biello’s future with the CSA 27:36 - Future youth camp ideas and suggestions 34:35 - Tactical issues with U-20s 39:55 - More CPL players for next cycle? 43:26 - Players who can push for senior team in next 2-3 years 46:17 - Latest on Jonathan David 49:39 - Larin, Laryea updates 52:33 - Adekugbe’s future 53:30 - Hoilett, Vitoria to MLS? 55:55 - Any MLS players heading to Europe this summer? 58:37 - Farsi, Russell-Rowe crack Columbus Crew first team 1:01:42 - Labour dispute update, World Cup kit suggestion, potential September opponent 1:05:22 - Osorio shines for Toronto FC, and are the kids just fine? 1:12:00 - Montreal wins again, Miller close to return 1:13:23 - Hasal vs. Cropper 1:16:58 - Pepple, DeRo turning heads 1:20:51 - Bayern to invest in CPL? 1:23:30 - CanWNT chat (Riviere’s future, W Championship roster takeaways) Produced by Peter Galindo.
01:29:58
June 28, 2022
Episode 74 – What's up with Canada's U-20s?
Following a bizarre 2-2 draw with the United States, Peter and Thomas recap Canada's performance at the Concacaf U-20 Championship thus far. Are they simply still trying to gel, or is coaching holding back their potential? All of this and so much more is dissected. The boys also look ahead to this week's Canadian Championship semifinals, recap the weekends that were in MLS and the CPL, plus recap some marquee news from the 2026 World Cup host city announcements to Victor Loturi's move to the Scottish Premiership. FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Northern Fútbol: @NorthernFutbol Peter Galindo: @GalindoPW Thomas Nef: @ThomasNef Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic: @AlexGangueRuzic RUNNING ORDER: 1:29 - Canada’s issues: talent or coaching? 11:06 - What the CSA could’ve done to prepare better 13:09 - North American vs. European players 16:58 - Lack of support for ball carriers, how to improve playing from the back 23:02 - Who has impressed, who has disappointed? 24:58 - Justin Smith’s stock 32:55 - Canadian Championship preview 35:31 - MLS Recap 41:05 - CPL Recap, Smyrniotis’ future 44:30 - News And Notes (2026 hosts, CanWNT, Loturi to Scotland) Produced by Peter Galindo.
49:18
June 21, 2022
Episode 73 – Did Canada's naivete catch up to them vs. Honduras?
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01:10:12
June 14, 2022
Episode 72 – Assessing Canada post-Curacao, labour update, U-20 roster thoughts and more
Finally, there is soccer to talk about on this episode! Peter, Thomas and Alex recap Canada's win over Curacao, break down any potential tactical trends for the World Cup, briefly preview the Honduras game and then dive into a variety of topics from the September friendlies, to a labour negotiation update and thoughts on the U-20 roster drop! FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Northern Fútbol: @NorthernFutbol Peter Galindo: @GalindoPW Thomas Nef: @ThomasNef Alex Gangue-Ruzic: @AlexGangueRuzic RUNNING ORDER: 2:28 - Why did Canada play its starters? 8:34 - Will Herdman go 4-4-2 in Qatar and where will Davies fit? 17:00 - Standouts vs. Curacao 23:48 - Better Canada or worse Curacao? 27:22 - Quality of Canada’s bench 30:48 - Who has secured a spot as a starter? 32:26 - Passionate thoughts about attendance 41:33 - How will Canada line up vs. Honduras? 44:02 - Latest on September friendlies and future schedule 52:54 - Vancouver and Toronto for 2026? 55:05 - Latest on negotiations 1:03:34 - U-20 squad breakdown 1:15:00 - World Cup kits, OneSoccer en Español, CPL expansion updates, etc. Produced by Peter Galindo.
01:19:07
June 10, 2022
Episode 71 – Where does Canadian soccer go from here after the latest debacle?
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01:09:50
June 07, 2022
Episode 70 – Breaking down all the fallout from Canada's cancelled friendly vs. Iran
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01:49:21
May 31, 2022
Episode 69 – Canada vs. Iran backlash, Koleosho hype train and more!
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01:24:39
May 24, 2022
Episode 68 – Looking ahead to a busy summer in Canadian soccer
Peter, Thomas and Alex kick off the show with a discussion on the Canadian men's national team's June window now that the games have been officially announced. The guys go over the storylines to watch, including whether John Herdman needs to experiment in the Iran friendly for the betterment of the program's future. The boys then go over the hot topics of John Herdman being linked to club jobs in England, Marcelo Flores finally committing to Mexico, whether this now opens the door for other dual nationals such as Stefan Mitrovic, Jonathan David's and Sam Adekugbe's futures and so much more. Finally, they close out the show with some domestic chatter on CF Montreal's form, Lucas Cavallini's resurgence and answer your CPL-related queries. FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Northern Fútbol: @NorthernFutbol Peter Galindo: @GalindoPW Thomas Nef: @ThomasNef Alex Gangue-Ruzic: @AlexGangueRuzic RUNNING ORDER: 1:53 - What to watch for in June 16:03 - What ranking can Canada attain before Qatar? 18:36 - How to allocate the 2026 World Cup games by city 21:23 - Canucks Abroad Roundup (Davies, Larin, etc.) 30:00 - When will Herdman leave Canada? 38:34 - Reaction to Marcelo Flores’ decision 44:17 - Will other duals be in June camp? 50:06 - Has Canada truly progressed in recruiting dual nationals? 53:00 - Biggest dual national heartbreaks 55:36 - How David broke his dry spell, new suitors 58:59 - Adekugbe’s next transfer 1:02:38 - Corbeanu’s future, standouts in MLS Next PRO, CanWNT transfers, analytics explainer and more 1:14:10 - Takeaways from Canadian Championship 1:18:19 - CF Montreal: MLS Cup contender? 1:21:04 - Cavallini’s resurgence and Raposo turning heads 1:24:34 - Young players to watch in CPL, Sean Rea’s development, Halifax’s form, etc. Produced by Peter Galindo.
01:32:36
May 17, 2022
Episode 67 – Ah, Vancouver in June...
Peter and Alex kick off the show with updates on the June window for the Canadian men's national team. With Vancouver confirmed as the host city for the Nations League match vs. Curacao, what impact does this have on the friendly? Who will the opponent be? The boys dive into all of the above and more. They also answer your burning questions in the Canucks Abroad mailbag, from potential dual nationals who could be called up to the latest on Richie Laryea, Ike Ugbo, Jonathan David and other players abroad. Finally, the guys close out the show with MLS and CPL-related analysis along with a quick look at the Canadian Championship matches for this week. FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Northern Fútbol: @NorthernFutbol Peter Galindo: @GalindoPW Thomas Nef: @ThomasNef Alex Gangue-Ruzic: @AlexGangueRuzic RUNNING ORDER: 0:59 - Canada is coming to Vancouver 3:45 - Did the CSA underwhelm with Iran friendly? 11:20 - Canucks Abroad Roundup (David staying, Ugbo on fire, Vitoria to MLS?, Laryea shines, Crepeau) 34:15 - Canucks Abroad Mailbag (Duals in June. best pro route for Canadians, transfers to watch, women shining in Sweden, etc.) 51:28 - MLS analysis (How to fit Piette-Kone-Wanyama, Nelson’s development, Hasal status) 1:00:03 - CPL analysis (Dada-Luke, Romeo turning heads) 1:03:41 - Canadian Championship preview Produced by Peter Galindo.
01:08:04
May 10, 2022
Episode 66 – Who's in line for more minutes in Nations League?
Peter and Alex kick off the show with a loaded discussion on Canadians abroad from the weekend, including Ike Ugbo's chances of staying at Troyes, Atiba Hutchinson's strong showing for Besiktas, Richie Laryea's recent cameos with Nottingham Forest, Liam Millar's injury and so much more. They also answer your burning questions in the Canucks Abroad mailbag, from the players who are in line for an increase in playing time during Nations League, how many Canadians could be in the Premier League next season, whether promotion will impact Laryea's minutes and everything in between. Finally, the boys close out the show with MLS and CPL-related analysis as well as their favourite matchups to watch next week in the Canadian Championship. FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Northern Fútbol: @NorthernFutbol Peter Galindo: @GalindoPW Thomas Nef: @ThomasNef Alex Gangue-Ruzic: @AlexGangueRuzic RUNNING ORDER: 1:23 - Canucks Abroad Roundup (Ugbo, Atiba, Larin, Laryea, Millar, St. Clair vs. Crepeau) 30:30 - Canucks Abroad Mailbag (Who could break out in Nations League, Canadians in PL, Kooner’s progress, etc.) 1:08:01 - MLS analysis (Miller’s big weekend, MTL defenders’ futures, TFC youngsters, etc.) 1:18:14 - CPL analysis (Valour COVID, big moves, CanChamp) 1:28:58 - News And Notes (Women's U-17s, Canadians in MLS TOTW, NWSL) Produced by Peter Galindo.
01:31:56
May 03, 2022
Episode 65 – Player reaction to U-20 camp, June venues and more!
Peter, Thomas and Alex kick off the show with a recap of the U-20 camp following Canada's 1-0 loss to Costa Rica. Peter provides details of the game, answers some burning questions and dishes out some nuggets regarding the dual nationals' thoughts now that the camp has concluded. They also go over a number of Canadians abroad from Alphonso Davies to Atiba Hutchinson to Julian Dunn and everybody in between. The guys move on to answer some of your questions in the mailbag about the June venues for Canada's upcoming games, dual national updates, fourth-striker options and so much more. Finally, the boys close out the show with some analysis on the Canadian MLS teams, the CPL and round out the episode with some topical news and notes. FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Northern Fútbol: @NorthernFutbol Peter Galindo: @GalindoPW Thomas Nef: @ThomasNef Alex Gangue-Ruzic: @AlexGangueRuzic RUNNING ORDER: 2:17 - Costa Rica 1-0 Canada U-20 takeaways 5:57 - Why was Biello leading the camp? 8:07 - Player reaction to the camp 9:50 - Mbongue on radar and what’s the level of MLS Next PRO? 15:26 - Canucks Abroad Roundup (Davies, David’s move, Buchanan hitting strides, Hutchinson’s future, etc.) 41:20 - Canucks Abroad Mailbag (June venues, Davies’ role, dual national updates, fourth striker options, etc.) 1:01:27 - MLS analysis (Akinola’s status, Breza, what’s up with Vancouver?) 1:09:18 - CPL analysis (York’s striker dilemma, other game takeaways, quality of officiating) 1:16:00 - News and Notes (CanWNT W Championship draw, U-17s start strong, etc.) Produced by Peter Galindo.
01:18:18
April 26, 2022
Episode 64 – Vancouver is in for 2026, analysis on Canada's U-20s and more
Peter and Thomas are joined by Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic (@AlexGangueRuzic) to discuss Vancouver re-entering the race to host games at the 2026 World Cup, the positives and negatives of the decision and so much more. They also recap Canada's U-20s defeating Costa Rica in a friendly, the lack of coverage, potential trends to watch for the second friendly and beyond. The boys then move on to Canadians Abroad matters from Jonathan David's next transfer, to Stephen Eustaquio and Richie Laryea seeing time on the pitch, what Sam Adekugbe could do after the season, Carlo Ancelotti's potential future as Canada coach and more nuggets. They also talk Canadian standouts in MLS and answer a few of your CPL-related queries. FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Northern Fútbol: @NorthernFutbol Peter Galindo: @GalindoPW Thomas Nef: @ThomasNef RUNNING ORDER: 2:00 - What are FIFA's plans for Vancouver? 12:42 - Canada U-20 coverage 17:56 - Takeaways from Costa Rica win 28:38 - Canucks Abroad Roundup (Davies, Eustaquio, Laryea, St. Clair vs. Crepeau, etc.) 45:26 - Canucks Abroad Mailbag (David’s value, best fits for Adekugbe, Davidson’s form, Ancelotti, etc.) 1:05:06 - Canadian standouts in MLS 1:15:43 - CPL recap (Langley announcement, top Canadians to watch, etc.) 1:27:17 - News and Notes Produced by Peter Galindo.
01:28:30
April 19, 2022
Episode 63 – Breaking down the April U-20 camp squad
Peter and Thomas begin this week's show with a deep dive on Canada's U-20 squad for this week's camp in Costa Rica. The guys discuss the players to watch, major omissions and answer your questions about the roster as well as offer a brief preview of the Costa Rica friendlies. The boys move on to a discussion with CSA President Dr. Nick Bontis about Canada's World Cup preparations, who may host friendlies, the possible opponents, the Canada Soccer merchandising issue, a possible World Cup kit and so much more.  The Canucks Abroad roundup and mailbag focuses on Alphonso Davies' return to the pitch for Bayern Munich, Ike Ugbo scoring for Troyes over the weekend, David Wotherspoon's return to individual training for St. Johnstone and so much more. Finally, the guys provide some analysis from a busy weekend in the CPL and MLS, including the standout Canadians from the last few days. FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Northern Fútbol: @NorthernFutbol Peter Galindo: @GalindoPW Thomas Nef: @ThomasNef RUNNING ORDER: 1:38 - Players to watch at U-20 camp 5:19 - Major omissions 7:00 - Justin Smith, Jamie Knight-Lebel analysis 8:55 - Koleosho’s interest in Canada, CBs who could make senior squad? 13:01 - Is Zouhir still committed to Canada? 14:00 - Sons of ex-players, coaches or executives: deserved calls or nepotism? 18:20 - Things to watch in friendlies and potential broadcasts 20:10 - Interview with CSA President Dr. Nick Bontis 47:44 - Takeaways from Bontis interview 51:03 - Canucks Abroad Roundup (Davies is back, Ugbo scores again, Cornelius at LB, Wotherspoon trains, etc.) 1:01:15 - Canucks Abroad Mailbag (Which prospect can crack squad, CBs to watch, concern with Corbeanu? 1:07:51 - CPL weekend match analysis 1:14:45 - MLS weekend analysis (Waterman, TFC's Canadians, Gutierrez, etc.) 1:18:33 - News and Notes (CanWNT, CPL salary cap changes, etc.) Produced by Peter Galindo.
01:25:23
April 12, 2022
Episode 62 – Mapping out Canada's road to Qatar
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01:03:20
April 05, 2022
Episode 61 – Canada's World Cup draw paints interesting picture
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01:19:35
April 02, 2022
Episode 60 – Canada is going to Qatar!
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01:20:48
March 28, 2022
Episode 59 – Canada finally loses, but was it deserved?
The Northern Fútbol Podcast is proudly partnered with Northern Tribune and Canucks Abroad. Check them out at northerntribune.ca and canucks-abroad.ca. You can also follow them on Twitter @NorthTribune and @Canucks_Abroad. Peter and Thomas are back together as they recap Canada's 1-0 loss to Costa Rica in World Cup qualifying on Thursday night. They look at what went wrong, how Canada got themselves back into the game and whether the defeat was ultimately warranted. They also analyze specific player performances from the match, preview the potential lineup for Sunday's crunch tie with Jamaica at BMO Field, provide a brief scouting report on an experimental Jamaican side and give out their predicted XIs. FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Northern Fútbol: @NorthernFutbol Peter Galindo: @GalindoPW Thomas Nef: @ThomasNef RUNNING ORDER: 1:48 – What went wrong? 6:05 – Why didn't Herdman combat Costa Rica's aerial threat? 13:14 – Thoughts on Hutchinson at centre-back 14:57 – How Canada adapted in the second half 20:37 – Did Herdman push for a goal at the expense of the rest of the window? 23:43 – Will Laryea and Hutchinson start vs. Jamaica? 27:13 – Ugbo or Cavallini if Larin isn't fit vs. Jamaica? 28:32 – Should Kone start vs. Jamaica? 32:15 – Kone vs. Kaye for the World Cup squad 36:03 – When does Kone eventually leave MLS? 38:30 – Jamaica scouting report, predicted XIs, etc. Produced by Peter Galindo.
44:07
March 25, 2022
Episode 58 – Previewing the start of a historic week for Canadian soccer
The Northern Fútbol Podcast is proudly partnered with Northern Tribune and Canucks Abroad. Check them out at northerntribune.ca and canucks-abroad.ca. You can also follow them on Twitter @NorthTribune and @Canucks_Abroad. Peter is joined by guest co-host Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic (@AlexGangueRuzic) of OneSoccer and Between the Sticks to preview what will be a historic window for Canadian soccer.  The guys kick off the show with a breakdown of Canada's roster, including the inclusion of Ismael Kone, what he'll bring to the team, his potential and everything in between. They also dive into other topics like whether John Herdman risks becoming too reliant on the same players in the future, any glaring omissions and more. Peter and Alex also provide a scouting report on Costa Rica, how they could line up and how they might approach Thursday's game in San José. Finally, they close out the show by answering your questions on Richie Laryea, whether Herdman will use his best XI on Thursday and give out their predicted Canada lineups versus Costa Rica. FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Northern Fútbol: @NorthernFutbol Peter Galindo: @GalindoPW Thomas Nef: @ThomasNef RUNNING ORDER: 2:01 – Ismael Kone's role, scouting report, etc. 19:57 – Does Herdman risk being over-reliant on the same players? 28:23 – Any glaring omissions? 32:07 – Who is in the extended squad? 35:27 – Final thoughts on the roster 37:14 – Costa Rica scouting report and potential XI 47:46 – Concern about Laryea? 54:03 – Will Herdman start his best XI vs. Costa Rica? 56:19 – Predicted XIs vs. Costa Rica 1:04:01 – Financial ramifications of World Cup qualification Produced by Peter Galindo.
01:11:47
March 22, 2022
Episode 57 – Predicting Canada's squad for March
The Northern Fútbol Podcast is proudly partnered with Northern Tribune and Canucks Abroad. Check them out at northerntribune.ca and canucks-abroad.ca. You can also follow them on Twitter @NorthTribune and @Canucks_Abroad. Peter and Thomas kick off the show with a discussion on Canada selling out the home match against Jamaica, whether the process was fair and if the ticket prices were justified. They transition to their squad predictions for March and answer your burning questions for the team ahead of a euphoric window for the national team. The guys then dive into Canucks Abroad matters, from a potential new dual national centre-back to Cyle Larin impressing off the bench for Besiktas. They also discuss the Laryea and Eustaquio situations, Tajon Buchanan's recent form for Club Brugge and provide a Stefan Mitrovic update. Finally, they cap off the show with their thoughts on the Canadian Championship draw, the games to watch, Montreal's chances of progressing past Cruz Azul in Concacaf Champions League and examine the performances of Canadian players on all three MLS teams from the past week. FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Northern Fútbol: @NorthernFutbol Peter Galindo: @GalindoPW Thomas Nef: @ThomasNef RUNNING ORDER: 1:58 – Canada vs. Jamaica ticketing: fair or not? 8:21 – Predicting Canada's squad for March 23:50 – Canada U-20 April camp update 26:42 – Canucks Abroad Roundup (Davies trains, Larin impresses, St. Clair shines, etc.) 33:12 – Canucks Abroad Mailbag (Tom Holmes, Laryea/Eustaquio situation, etc.) 47:42 – Canadian Championship draw takeaways 51:27 – Previewing Montreal vs. Cruz Azul in CCL 56:00 – Weekend analysis on Canadians from Toronto and Vancouver 1:01:27 – News and Notes (Canada qualifies for U-20 Women's World Cup, Vancouver 2026 update, etc.)
01:05:03
March 15, 2022
Episode 56 – The big conundrums for the CanMNT & U-20s in March
The Northern Fútbol Podcast is proudly partnered with Northern Tribune and Canucks Abroad. Check them out at northerntribune.ca and canucks-abroad.ca. You can also follow them on Twitter @NorthTribune and @Canucks_Abroad. As they officially begin Year 2 of the podcast, Peter and Thomas kick off the show with a recap of Canada's draw for the Concacaf U-20 Championship, the potential pathway towards qualifying for tournaments, how the squad could be composed and so much more. The guys then dive into Canucks Abroad matters, from Alphonso Davies' health to Jonathan David snapping his goal-scoring drought. Plus, why was Stephen Eustaquio dropped from the Porto squad last week and is Cyle Larin in the doghouse at Besiktas? All of that and more is answered. They also discuss possible Sam Adekugbe replacements for the Costa Rica match, who could fill in for Samuel Piette, what Canada needs to do to claim Pot 3 for the World Cup draw and much more. Finally, they cap off the show with a Canadian Championship recap, including a possible format switch presented by a listener. They also discuss the MLS clubs' performances, the Canadians involved and debate about the most exciting young Canadian MLS player. FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Northern Fútbol: @NorthernFutbol Peter Galindo: @GalindoPW Thomas Nef: @ThomasNef RUNNING ORDER: 1:57 – Canada U-20 draw and burning questions 11:22 – Canucks Abroad Roundup (Davies update, David snaps drought, Larin's issues, etc.) 26:35 – Canucks Abroad Mailbag (Extra FBs for March, Piette replacements, why was Eustaquio left out, etc.) 48:36 – Canadian Championship draw, 2020 final to be played, possible new formats 55:11 – MLS recaps, Canadian player takeaways, who is the most exciting young Canadian in MLS? 1:07:26 – News and Notes (Canada-Jamaica tickets, Canada progresses at Concacaf women's U-20s, etc.) Produced by Peter Galindo.
01:09:05
March 08, 2022
Episode 55 – Celebrating the Northern Fútbol Podcast's first anniversary!
The Northern Fútbol Podcast is proudly partnered with Northern Tribune and Canucks Abroad. Check them out at northerntribune.ca and canucks-abroad.ca. You can also follow them on Twitter @NorthTribune and @Canucks_Abroad. One year ago today, the Northern Fútbol Podcast began! So to kick off this special edition of the show, Peter and Thomas read listener comments as they begin Year 2 of the podcast! They also go through their favourite memories after 12 months. But don't worry, the guys still get into the nitty gritty about Canucks Abroad, answer your questions about certain players and go through a wild week in domestic action from the Concacaf Champions League and the 2022 MLS season beginning! They also look at some of the young Canadians in MLS and preview what's in store for them this year. FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Northern Fútbol: @NorthernFutbol Peter Galindo: @GalindoPW Thomas Nef: @ThomasNef RUNNING ORDER: 1:30 – Celebrating the podcast's anniversary! 14:34 – Canucks Abroad Roundup (David's scoring drought, Eustaquio's early exit, Larin's future, etc.) 30:52 – Canucks Abroad Mailbag (Depth CB updates, U-20 possibilities, etc.) 39:19 – Concacaf Champions/The Ismael Kone League recap 47:50 – MLS returns (general recap, what's in store for young Canadians?) 1:05:36 – News and Notes (MLS, CPL signings, CanWNT, etc.) Produced by Peter Galindo.
01:11:56
March 01, 2022
Episode 54 – U-20 camp update, Canucks Abroad, CCL recap and more
The Northern Fútbol Podcast is proudly partnered with Northern Tribune and Canucks Abroad. Check them out at northerntribune.ca and canucks-abroad.ca. You can also follow them on Twitter @NorthTribune and @Canucks_Abroad. Peter and Thomas begin the show with an update on the postponed U-20 camp from January. The potential dates and the players to watch are all discussed in the opening section of the episode. They then move on to Canucks Abroad, where they answer some of your intriguing questions regarding the future outlook of the men's national team, specific players abroad and so much more. They also recap Forge FC's and CF Montreal's first legs in the Concacaf Champions League and provide a brief preview of the second legs. Finally, the guys close out the show with some Canadian women's national team discussion from the Arnold Clark Cup and go through the latest involving the Vancouver CPL expansion team. FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Northern Fútbol: @NorthernFutbol Peter Galindo: @GalindoPW Thomas Nef: @ThomasNef RUNNING ORDER: 1:51 – Canada U-20 camp update 4:46 – Canucks Abroad Roundup (David, Adekugbe, Jebbison, Hoilett, Henry and James move clubs, etc.) 13:44 – Canucks Abroad Mailbag (Extended squad for March, "A" squad for Nations League, retiring veterans, Ugbo's fit at Troyes, etc.) 43:38 – CCL recap and preview 51:45 – CanWNT start on high note at Arnold Clark Cup 56:58 – News and Notes (Vancouver CPL update, CPL signings, MLS returns, etc.) Produced by Peter Galindo.
01:03:08
February 22, 2022
Episode 53 – How are European-based players getting on after Canada duty?
The Northern Fútbol Podcast is proudly partnered with Northern Tribune and Canucks Abroad. Check them out at northerntribune.ca and canucks-abroad.ca. You can also follow them on Twitter @NorthTribune and @Canucks_Abroad. Peter and Thomas go Canucks Abroad-heavy on this episode as the guys recap another busy weekend for players overseas. They examine Jonathan David's and Cyle Larin's dry spells, the debuts of Stephen Eustaquio, Ike Ugbo, Liam Fraser and Theo Bair, plus updates on Liam Millar, Scott Kennedy, Derek Cornelius, Theo Corbeanu, Stefan Mitrovic and so much more. They also discuss a report from Portuguese outlet A Bola regarding a U-20 camp in March, Canada facing Jamaica at BMO Field in Toronto and more in the news and notes section. FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Northern Fútbol: @NorthernFutbol Peter Galindo: @GalindoPW Thomas Nef: @ThomasNef RUNNING ORDER: 2:02 – Will Davies be ready for March? 3:49 – Larin and David's dry spells: Concerning or not? 8:33 – Ugbo, Eustaquio make debuts for new clubs 13:03 – Debunking a recent Millar performance 15:34 – Kennedy vs. Cornelius 17:49 – Assessing Liam Fraser's start in Belgium 21:55 – Theo Bair's national team stock 24:58 – Worries over recently transferred players' lack of minutes? 27:30 – Top three players by position on the CanMNT 31:53 – Corbeanu's progress 33:32 – Jebbison, Mitrovic, Henry, Smith latest 42:12 – News and Notes (Canada vs. Jamaica in Toronto, U-20 men's camp in March, etc.)
54:45
February 15, 2022
Episode 52 – CSA president Nick Bontis on the present and future of Canadian soccer
The Northern Fútbol Podcast is proudly partnered with Northern Tribune and Canucks Abroad. Check them out at northerntribune.ca and canucks-abroad.ca. You can also follow them on Twitter @NorthTribune and @Canucks_Abroad. Peter and Thomas open the show by chatting to Canada Soccer president Dr. Nick Bontis about the recent successes in Canadian soccer, the future of the programs and what else can be done to improve the sport in this country among other subjects. The guys then discuss their takeaways from the interview, recap the players in action during the Canucks Abroad Roundup and answer your questions in the Canucks Abroad Mailbag before closing out the show with some CanWNT talk and some CPL updates. DISCLAIMER: Disregard Peter saying "Episode 51" off the top. It is, in fact, a new and up-to-date Episode 52! FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Northern Fútbol: @NorthernFutbol Peter Galindo: @GalindoPW Thomas Nef: @ThomasNef RUNNING ORDER: 1:56 – Interview with Canada Soccer president Dr. Nick Bontis 46:49 – Takeaways from the interview 51:04 – Canucks Abroad Roundup (Davies, David, Larin, Eustaquio, Buchanan, Bair to St. Johnstone, etc.) 55:58 – Canucks Abroad Mailbag (Mitrovic, Borjan, Millar, Ugbo, Jebbison, Tabla, Coupland, etc.) 1:17:00 – News and Notes (CPL updates, Clanachan's replacement, CanWNT, etc.) Produced by Peter Galindo.
01:27:45
February 08, 2022
Episode 51 – The burning questions for Canada after a successful window
The Northern Fútbol Podcast is proudly partnered with Northern Tribune and Canucks Abroad. Check them out at northerntribune.ca and canucks-abroad.ca. You can also follow them on Twitter @NorthTribune and @Canucks_Abroad. Peter and Thomas close out a hectic, but ultimately successful, window for the Canadian men's national team. They recap the win over El Salvador, from Jonathan David's and Atiba Hutchinson's performances to some of the potential negatives from the match and window as a whole. The guys then answer your long-term, big-picture questions about the program, from where the March home game will be played to how moving up in the FIFA rankings could influence Canada's March window as well as their World Cup chances. FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Northern Fútbol: @NorthernFutbol Peter Galindo: @GalindoPW Thomas Nef: @ThomasNef RUNNING ORDER: 2:18 – #CloneAtiba 8:49 – Jonathan David on 🔥 12:50 – Does Canada have a ball security issue? 17:00 – Did Millar blow a glorious opportunity? 22:53 – Assessing Buchanan's window 25:30 – Thoughts on the centre-backs 29:52 – Did Ugbo deserve a start vs. El Salvador? 33:57 – Where will the Jamaica match be played? 36:44 – Who replaces Adekugbe/how will Canada line up vs. Costa Rica? 42:25 – How to approach the March window 43:46 – U-20 camp in March? 45:35 – How Canada can get into Pot 3 and the benefits of it 51:37 – Will any dual nationals get called up in March? Produced by Peter Galindo.
01:00:26
February 03, 2022
Episode 50 – Canada remain kings of Concacaf
The Northern Fútbol Podcast is proudly partnered with Northern Tribune and Canucks Abroad. Check them out at northerntribune.ca and canucks-abroad.ca. You can also follow them on Twitter @NorthTribune and @Canucks_Abroad. Peter and Thomas cap off a marathon day with an in-depth recap of Canada's latest triumph, 2-0 over the United States, and celebrate 50 episodes in the process! The guys go over your big-picture questions, from whether this team is now the feel-good story in world football to whether this game tops the Mexico win in November. They also go over the Larin-David partnership, give plaudits to Sam Adekugbe and Milan Borjan, assess the midfield's performance and so much more! Oh, and there's another game on Wednesday, so they have you covered there as well. FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Northern Fútbol: @NorthernFutbol Peter Galindo: @GalindoPW Thomas Nef: @ThomasNef RUNNING ORDER: 2:10 – Is Canada the best story in world football? 8:43 – Is Qatar a certainty now? 14:54 – Canada 2-0 USA > Canada 2-1 Mexico? 18:15 – Thoughts on the Larin-David partnership 23:29 – Has Adekugbe locked down the left-back spot? 27:30 – Borjan's (and his pants') heroics 30:06 – Another defensive masterclass 33:50 – The double pivot vs. USA's trio 38:03 – How does this result impact dual national commitments? 43:42 – Who replaces Vitoria, how could the defence shape up vs. El Salvador? 50:12 – Chances for any bench players to start vs. El Salvador? 52:39 – Predicted XIs vs. El Salvador 57:26 – Scouting El Salvador and game predictions Produced by Peter Galindo.
01:01:30
January 31, 2022
Episode 49 – Canada finally conquers San Pedro Sula
The Northern Fútbol Podcast is proudly partnered with Northern Tribune and Canucks Abroad. Check them out at northerntribune.ca and canucks-abroad.ca. You can also follow them on Twitter @NorthTribune and @Canucks_Abroad. The post-match show is back! Peter and Thomas recap Canada's historic 2-0 win over Honduras in San Pedro Sula, capped off by *that* Jonathan David goal but does it top Alphonso Davies vs. Panama? The guys debate that, analyze practically every player's performance and answer your questions from the match! The guys then pivot to a preview of the U.S. game on Sunday, with some help from MLSSoccer.com's Tom Bogert (@tombogert) and David Gass (@EmpireGass) to break down the American side of things. FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Northern Fútbol: @NorthernFutbol Peter Galindo: @GalindoPW Thomas Nef: @ThomasNef RUNNING ORDER: 2:10 – Ranking David's goal and recapping his performance 11:38 – Analyzing Buchanan at right wingback 15:56 – Is Borjan Canada's top performer of the Ocho? 17:57 – Did Piette impress or disappoint? 22:55 – Kennedy's rising stock 25:04 – Thoughts on Hoilett's return 26:30 – Is Adekugbe the go-to left-back now? 28:55 – Atiba the Marvel 33:54 – Do we see David and Larin together vs. U.S.? 38:13 – Where does Buchanan start vs. U.S.? 40:45 – Eustaquio update and who starts in midfield 44:41 – Predicting Canada's XI and the result on Sunday 47:05 – U.S. scouting report with Tom Bogert and David Gass Produced by Peter Galindo.
01:06:37
January 28, 2022
Episode 48 – Previewing a massive January window for Canada
The Northern Fútbol Podcast is proudly partnered with Northern Tribune and Canucks Abroad. Check them out at northerntribune.ca and canucks-abroad.ca. You can also follow them on Twitter @NorthTribune and @Canucks_Abroad. Peter and Thomas provide their analysis and recap of the Canadian men's national team squad that will be available for a crucial January window. They go through the omissions, give updates on the likes of Stephen Eustaquio and Theo Corbeanu and answer a variety of questions from the listener about the roster. They then preview the Honduras match, from potential starting lineups to how Honduras might approach the game on Thursday in San Pedro Sula. The guys close out the show with a wide-ranging conversation with Canada and CF Montreal defender Alistair Johnston. You won't want to miss this one! FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Northern Fútbol: @NorthernFutbol Peter Galindo: @GalindoPW Thomas Nef: @ThomasNef RUNNING ORDER: 1:30 – Squad recap 3:40 – Latest on Eustaquio and who could replace him 8:06 – Why weren't Corbeanu or Mitrovic called up? 13:19 – Was Paton snubbed? 15:37 – Worried about the midfield depth? 18:44 – Are Jebbison or Flores in the mix? 21:11 – Should Cavallini still be called up? 24:00 – Bigger vs. Smaller squad 27:51 – How many points do you expect Canada to get? 33:34 – Potential XI vs. Honduras 38:33 – Who could see an increase in minutes? 42:15 – What to expect from Honduras 48:32 – Interview with Alistair Johnston 1:34:04 – Programming notes Produced by Peter Galindo.
01:35:11
January 25, 2022
Episode 47 – How will Canada adapt without Alphonso Davies?
The Northern Fútbol Podcast is proudly partnered with Northern Tribune and Canucks Abroad. Check them out at northerntribune.ca and canucks-abroad.ca. You can also follow them on Twitter @NorthTribune and @Canucks_Abroad. Peter and Thomas kick off the show with the news of Alphonso Davies' myocarditis diagnosis and how it affects the Canadian men's national team. They go through potential replacements in the squad and possible tactics for the January qualifiers, including some potential breakout candidates. Then the guys discuss Scott Arfield's international retirement, Stephen Eustaquio's pending loan move to Porto, Tajon Buchanan's debut with Club Brugge, Theo Corbeanu's hot start with MK Dons and a slew of other players abroad in the latest Canucks Abroad Roundup. They also answer your questions in the Canucks Abroad Mailbag, break down Carlos Salcedo's move to Toronto FC, chat with York United star Max Ferrari and so much more. FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Northern Fútbol: @NorthernFutbol Peter Galindo: @GalindoPW Thomas Nef: @ThomasNef RUNNING ORDER: 0:40 – Who replaces Davies in the squad? 6:41 – How should Canada line up without Davies? 13:46 – Canucks Abroad Roundup (Arfield, Hoilett, Eustaquio, Buchanan, Corbeanu, etc.) 41:00 – Canucks Abroad Mailbag (Corbeanu vs. Millar, Dias and Smith updates, etc.) 50:51 – Thoughts on Toronto FC signing Carlos Salcedo 55:05 – Interview with York United's Max Ferrari 1:10:42 – News and notes (Olivieri's promotion, MLS SuperDraft recap, Whitecaps news, etc.) Produced by Peter Galindo.
01:20:38
January 18, 2022
Episode 46 – Analyzing the fallout from Canada's cancelled camps
The Northern Fútbol Podcast is proudly partnered with Northern Tribune and Canucks Abroad. Check them out at northerntribune.ca and canucks-abroad.ca. You can also follow them on Twitter @NorthTribune and @Canucks_Abroad. Peter and Thomas leaf through the fallout from Canada's cancelled senior and U-20 camps, including how it could affect squad selection for the World Cup qualifiers in January. They also analyze Richie Laryea's transfer to Nottingham Forest, break down recent performances from Canadian players in Europe, answer your questions in the Canucks Abroad Mailbag and speak to WPSL Canada president Santiago Almada. FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Northern Fútbol: @NorthernFutbol Peter Galindo: @GalindoPW Thomas Nef: @ThomasNef RUNNING ORDER: 1:24 – What's next after Canada's camps got cancelled? 10:56 – Fallout from U-20 camp cancellation 16:30 – How Richie Laryea fits in at Nottingham Forest 25:53 – Nef Bomb! 💣 27:10 – Canucks Abroad Roundup (Borjan, Jebbison, Hutchinson, Hoilett, Adekugbe, etc.) 32:12 – Canucks Abroad Mailbag (Dual nationals, Buchanan's debut, Corbeanu's move, Abatneh, McGill, Zanatta, etc.) 53:55 – Dave Clanachan steps down, gets rights to CPL expansion in Windsor 1:03:17 – News and Notes (Insigne, Akinola's future, Forge's double swoop, etc.) 1:12:05 – Interview with WPSL Canada president Santiago Almada Produced by Peter Galindo.
01:32:55
January 11, 2022
Episode 45 – Which dual nationals are ready to commit to Canada?
The Northern Fútbol Podcast is proudly partnered with Northern Tribune and Canucks Abroad. Check them out at northerntribune.ca and canucks-abroad.ca. You can also follow them on Twitter @NorthTribune and @Canucks_Abroad. Peter and Thomas are back for the first episode of 2022 and this one is loaded with goodies for you, listener! From Nef Bombs, to updates on Canada's January camp, the status of dual nationals, Alistair Johnston's move to CF Montreal and Lorenzo Insigne closing in on a deal with Toronto FC, the boys have you covered! FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Northern Fútbol: @NorthernFutbol Peter Galindo: @GalindoPW Thomas Nef: @ThomasNef RUNNING ORDER: 1:36 – Programming Notes 2:46 – Canada camp updates 9:30 – Nef Bombs! 💣 12:40 – Canucks Abroad Roundup (Mitrovic, Buchanan, Kadioglu, Henry, Jebbison, Hoilett, etc.) 27:14 – Canucks Abroad Mailbag (Possible transfers, Larin's future, dual national updates, etc.) 53:58 – How Johnston fits in at CF Montreal 1:06:42 – Steven Sandor on FC Edmonton ownership, what's next for the club and CPL 1:28:04 – News and notes (Forge ownership, CPL transactions, etc.) Produced by Peter Galindo.
01:30:05
January 04, 2022
Episode 44 – Year-end review with Footy Prime
The Northern Fútbol Podcast is proudly partnered with Northern Tribune. Check them out at northerntribune.ca and follow them on Twitter @NorthTribune for all the latest news and analysis on Canadian soccer. We close out 2021 with a special edition of the podcast! They welcome James Sharman (@jamessharman) and Brendan Dunlop (@Brendan_Dunlop) from Footy Prime to discuss their current endeavours, the legacy they forged in Canadian soccer media and a bit of soccer talk about the men's national team, where Jonathan David will go next, how to grow the women's game and much more! Peter and Thomas then answer a few of your listener questions and give their thanks to the listeners for a successful 2021 and a hopefully prosperous 2022! FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Northern Fútbol: @NorthernFutbol Peter Galindo: @GalindoPW Thomas Nef: @ThomasNef Produced by Peter Galindo.
52:16
December 27, 2021
Episode 43 – Detailing Canada's plans for January
The Northern Fútbol Podcast is proudly partnered with Northern Tribune. Check them out at northerntribune.ca and follow them on Twitter @NorthTribune for all the latest news and analysis on Canadian soccer. Peter and Thomas open the show with a few Canadian men's national team-centric topics, from the U.S. qualifier in Hamilton being sold out, to outlining the team's plans for January, the U-20 camp, David Wotherspoon's injury replacement and much more! Then, the guys dive into the Concacaf Champions League draw, assess Forge's and Montreal's chances of advancing, Thomas drops a few Nef Bombs, Peter answers some Canadians Abroad queries. The guys close out the show with some debates on the Player of the Year awards, the CPL award winners and much more. FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Northern Fútbol: @NorthernFutbol Peter Galindo: @GalindoPW Thomas Nef: @ThomasNef RUNNING ORDER: 1:17 – Canada sells out Tim Hortons Field! 7:05 – Detailing Canada's January plans 10:27 – U-20s to watch for January 14:00 – Impact of David Wotherspoon's injury and who will replace him? 23:39 – Harry Paton interview 39:26 – CCL draw thoughts, MLS schedule released 44:44 – Nef Bombs! 💣 47:03 – Canadians Abroad mailbag (Eustaquio's next move, Buchanan at Brugge, Grosso to Juventus, etc.) 58:35 – Canadians Abroad roundup (Solholm scouting report, Borjan leaving Red Star, etc.) Produced by Peter Galindo.
01:15:48
December 20, 2021
Episode 42 – Pa-Modou Kah on Pacific's CPL triumph, football and life
The Northern Fútbol Podcast is proudly partnered with Northern Tribune. Check them out at northerntribune.ca and follow them on Twitter @NorthTribune for all the latest news and analysis on Canadian soccer. Thomas opens the show with an in-depth conversation with Pacific FC coach Pa-Modou Kah on the team's success in 2021, the growth of his players, the importance of the club's philosophy, why he accepted the role and life in general! Then Peter joins the fray to discuss the guys' Canadian men's national team Player of the Year ballots, which features one surprising choice. They then dive into Alphonso Davies' and Jonathan David's latest historic feat in the Champions League, their growing roles within their teams and much more. They also provide updates on a number of Canadians abroad and go through the latest news and notes as well. FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Northern Fútbol: @NorthernFutbol Peter Galindo: @GalindoPW Thomas Nef: @ThomasNef RUNNING ORDER: 1:24 – Interview with Pa-Modou Kah 41:42 – Debating our CanMNT Player of the Year ballots 48:43 – Analyzing the impact of David, Davies in Champions League 54:03 – Canadians Abroad updates (Flores, Larin, Jebbison, Hoilett, Arfield, Millar, Dunn, etc.) 1:03:07 – WPSL Canada unveiled, Insigne to Toronto FC and more Produced by Peter Galindo.
01:12:52
December 14, 2021
Episode 41 – Stefan Mitrovic discusses his Canada future
The Northern Fútbol Podcast is proudly partnered with Northern Tribune. Check them out at northerntribune.ca and follow them on Twitter @NorthTribune for all the latest news and analysis on Canadian soccer. It's another loaded edition of the Northern Fútbol Podcast! Peter and Thomas kick off the show with several CPL-related discussions. They begin with Sunday's final, how the game fell in Pacific's favour and whether they've now reached the high bar set by Forge over the last three seasons. They also go over the CPL award nominees, including their picks for Player of the Year, Forge's run in Concacaf League coming to an end and the league speaking with PFA Canada about a possible CBA and the ramifications of that. The guys then chat with Stefan Mitrovic. He talks about his move to Serbia, the comparisons between the Canadian and Serbian youth system, his call-ups to Serbia's youth teams and his plans with the Canadian men's national team next month, as well as his priority for his international future. The boys then go over different topics involving Canadians abroad. Marcelo Flores, Ferdi Kadioglu, what Jonathan David's next club should be, Cyle Larin's future, David Wotherspoon's replacement and Juvy Kooner training with Braga's first team are all discussed and then some. FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Northern Fútbol: @NorthernFutbol Peter Galindo: @GalindoPW Thomas Nef: @ThomasNef RUNNING ORDER: 1:18 – Breaking down the CPL final 9:15 – Has Pacific reached the bar set by Forge? 12:07 – CPL award nominees, who should be player of the year? 15:56 – What to glean from Forge's continental run 18:33 – What to make of CPL, PFA Canada talks 22:04 – Nef Bomb! 💣 23:11 – Interview with Stefan Mitrovic 41:09 – What to make of Flores' Mexico invite 42:35 – Is Kadioglu siding with Turkey? 45:06 – Where should David go next? 49:15 – Larin's next step 51:24 – Who replaces Wotherspoon? 53:43 – Kooner, Coupland at Braga 55:58 – CanWNT takeaways, Akinola to Vancouver, Pantemis vs. Breza Produced by Peter Galindo.
01:07:24
December 07, 2021
Episode 40 – How will Canada approach the January window?
The Northern Fútbol Podcast is proudly partnered with Northern Tribune. Check them out at northerntribune.ca and follow them on Twitter @NorthTribune for all the latest news and analysis on Canadian soccer. It's a loaded edition of the Northern Fútbol Podcast! Peter and Thomas kick off the show with a discussion about Hamilton's Tim Hortons Field being selected as the venue for the Jan. 30 home date versus the United States and whether there's any other advantage apart from the travel. They also look at reports surrounding a possible Jan. 22 friendly against Guatemala and how that impacts squad selection and the window as a whole. The guys also discuss Bob Bradley's hire at Toronto FC, preview the CPL final and recap Forge FC's incredible first leg versus Motagua and then speak to Bobby Smyrniotis about what lies ahead for Forge. The Canadians abroad mailbag returns (sort of!), and the boys give their thoughts on the Canadian women's national team's loss to Mexico. FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Northern Fútbol: @NorthernFutbol Peter Galindo: @GalindoPW Thomas Nef: @ThomasNef RUNNING ORDER: 1:00 – Canada vs. U.S. in Hamilton 6:33 – How friendly vs. Guatemala impacts squad selection 12:03 – How playoff draw affects the Ocho 13:55 – Is Bob Bradley the right hire for Toronto FC? 20:54 – Can Forge reach the Concacaf League final? 26:05 – Previewing the CPL final 29:07 – Interview with Bobby Smyrniotis 48:21 – Nef Bomb! 💣 49:31 – Canadians abroad mailbag (Pecile, Flores, Dias, Koleosho, etc.) 1:02:35 – CanWNT thoughts, Canadians abroad news, etc. Produced by Peter Galindo.
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November 30, 2021
Episode 39 – Recapping the weekend Canadian soccer smorgasbord
The Northern Fútbol Podcast is proudly partnered with Northern Tribune. Check them out at northerntribune.ca and follow them on Twitter @NorthTribune for all the latest news and analysis on Canadian soccer. With the Canadian men's national team's November window in the rearview mirror, Peter and Thomas focus on a jam-packed weekend in Canadian soccer domestically. They open the show with a recap of the CPL semifinals, look at the standout performers and look at which players could be set for a move elsewhere. They also chat with Forge FC captain Kyle Bekker about the team's season, their historic Concacaf League run, his career to this point and much more. Thomas even drops some Nef bombs on Atlético Ottawa and lower-league plans. The guys then discuss the Canadian Championship final, what's next for both CF Montreal and Toronto FC, the Vancouver Whitecaps' playoff elimination, their off-season plans and finish off the show with some news and notes. FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Northern Fútbol: @NorthernFutbol Peter Galindo: @GalindoPW Thomas Nef: @ThomasNef RUNNING ORDER: 0:35 – Programming note 2:12 – Pacific FC 2-1 Cavalry FC recap 8:31 – Forge FC 3-1 York United recap 16:18 – Interview with Kyle Bekker 38:45 – Nef bombs 💣 40:53 – Voyageurs Cup final recap, what's next for TFC and Montreal? 51:45 – Whitecaps eliminated, what lies ahead? 57:19 – CanWNT roster, players to watch, was Buchanan robbed and more! Produced by Peter Galindo.
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November 23, 2021
Episode 38 – Canada is the best in Concacaf
The Northern Fútbol Podcast is proudly partnered with Northern Tribune. Check them out at northerntribune.ca and follow them on Twitter @NorthTribune for all the latest news and analysis on Canadian soccer. After a history-filled night for the Canadian men's national team, Peter and Thomas go through dozens of your questions following the 2-1 win over Mexico. Was that the team's greatest-ever result and performance? The guys answer that, dive into the minutiae of the game and look ahead to January. Where will the home game against the U.S. be played? Will there be a camp before the camp to prepare the MLS players? The guys also provide updates on Marcelo Flores, Ferdi Kadioglu and Stefan Mitrovic. FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Northern Fútbol: @NorthernFutbol Peter Galindo: @GalindoPW Thomas Nef: @ThomasNef RUNNING ORDER: 0:40 – Was that real!? 7:28 – Has Canada benefitted from no Central American trips until January? 13:54 – Would FIFA allow the Iceteca matches to happen again? 16:17 – Will Canada abandon a two-striker system now? 18:36 – Why Vitoria didn't start and assessing Henry's stock 22:38 – Did Borjan settle the GK debate? 24:48 – How Canada can clinch a Top 2/3 spot in the Ocho 28:40 – Where is January's home game going to be played? 34:30 – How will Canada prepare for the January window? 38:50 – Canadian January transfer update 41:36 – What constitutes a successful January window? 43:01 – Potential World Cup playoff matchups 46:45 – Flores, Kadioglu, Mitrovic updates Produced by Peter Galindo.
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November 17, 2021
Episode 37 – One step closer to Qatar
The Northern Fútbol Podcast is proudly partnered with Northern Tribune. Check them out at northerntribune.ca and follow them on Twitter @NorthTribune for all the latest news and analysis on Canadian soccer. Peter and Thomas reconvene mere hours after Canada's grind of a 1-0 win over Costa Rica in Concacaf World Cup qualifying. They examine whether the less-than-stellar pitch conditions hindered Canada, dissect John Herdman's lineup, discuss whether Sam Adekugbe should be earning more minutes, plus more reaction to the victory. After recapping Costa Rica, the guys preview the Mexico game on Tuesday. Peter proposes a potential XI to use against Mexico, then they look at Ike Ugbo's possible role in the match and pick one or two possible targets for transfers to top-five European leagues. Nef bombs are back as well! Thomas drops a few nuggets on CPL expansion and what's next for the league. FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Northern Fútbol: @NorthernFutbol Peter Galindo: @GalindoPW Thomas Nef: @ThomasNef RUNNING ORDER: 1:21 – Did the conditions hinder Canada? 11:10 – Making sense of Herdman's lineup 18:02 – Did Adekugbe stake his claim? 21:03 – Larin's absence, Millar's stock 24:35 – Would Buchanan's bicycle kick have usurped Davies' goal vs. Panama? 27:05 – Can Canada start looking at flights to Doha? 32:34 – Borjan's sweatpants 35:44 – How should Canada line up vs. Mexico? 42:38 – How to fit in Adekugbe, Ugbo's role and potential targets for top-five leagues 47:31 – McLaren to lead investigation into handling of Canada Soccer sexual assault allegations 50:23 – Thomas drops Nef bombs on CPL expansion Produced by Peter Galindo.
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November 13, 2021
Episode 36 – Ike Ugbo is Canadian!
The Northern Fútbol Podcast is proudly partnered with Northern Tribune. Check them out at northerntribune.ca and follow them on Twitter @NorthTribune for all the latest news and analysis on Canadian soccer. Peter and Thomas parse through all of your questions in the wake of Ike Ugbo's commitment to the Canadian men's national team. How was he eligible? How does he fit into the team? What are the long and short-term effects of this news? Plus, are there other dual nationals that fall under FIFA's new guidelines that we should be tracking? The guys go over all of that. They also look at the rest of the squad, including whether Lucas Cavallini deserves a call-up at this stage and who would've been dropped if Scott Kennedy and Junior Hoilett were fit. Of course, the guys also preview the Costa Rica match, give out their predicted XIs and examine where the game could be won and lost. Thomas also drops a 'Nef Bomb' in our news and notes section. 👀 FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Northern Fútbol: @NorthernFutbol Peter Galindo: @GalindoPW Thomas Nef: @ThomasNef Produced by Peter Galindo.
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November 08, 2021
Episode 35 – Predicting Canada's November squad
The Northern Fútbol Podcast is proudly partnered with Northern Tribune. Check them out at northerntribune.ca and follow them on Twitter @NorthTribune for all the latest news and analysis on Canadian soccer. Peter and Thomas are back with a regularly scheduled episode where they predict Canada's squad for November's World Cup qualifiers, answer your national team and Canadians abroad-related queries, discuss the latest sexual assault scandal involving the Vancouver Whitecaps and much more! FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Northern Fútbol: @NorthernFutbol Peter Galindo: @GalindoPW Thomas Nef: @ThomasNef RUNNING ORDER: 1:06 – Could an Akinola-David partnership work? 4:38 – Thoughts on Herdman's interview with The Athletic 10:02 – Thoughts on Canada's fine from FIFA 13:12 – What can fans do to convince dual nationals? 14:50 – U-20 preparation plans 17:07 – Surprises for November window? 21:18 – Squad predictions 27:20 – How long will Davies, David stay at their clubs? 31:00 – Will Buchanan start at Brugge right away? 33:30 – Stefan Mitrovic called up to Serbia's U-21s 37:55 – Whitecaps mired in scandal again 41:50 – How MLS has helped Canadian soccer 43:38 – Favourite for 4th in CPL, players on the move, Lowell Wright's potential Produced by Peter Galindo.
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November 02, 2021
Episode 34 – The big interview with Kamal Miller
Peter and Thomas are joined this week by CF Montreal and Canada defender Kamal Miller! Among the topics, they discuss Miller's first year with Montreal, how he's enjoying the city, why he's settled in so quickly and much more. They also look back on his time in Orlando and his influences there. Of course, they also dive into numerous subjects regarding the national team, including when Miller had his first chat with John Herdman, the chemistry and competition between the defenders, rising up in Concacaf and much more! FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Northern Fútbol: @NorthernFutbol Peter Galindo: @GalindoPW Thomas Nef: @ThomasNef RUNNING ORDER: 1:11 – Welcoming Kamal Miller onto the show 1:55 – Settling in with Montreal, future aspirations 10:15 – Feelings when leaving Orlando, influences of O'Connor, Pareja 13:30 – First conversations with Herdman, defensive chemistry, Canada's rise, etc. Produced by Peter Galindo.
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October 25, 2021
Episode 33 – Identifying the next new faces for Canada
The Northern Fútbol Podcast is proudly partnered with Northern Tribune. Check them out at northerntribune.ca and follow them on Twitter @NorthTribune for all the latest news and analysis on Canadian soccer. Peter and Thomas return to their regularly scheduled programming with Canadians abroad chat, some domestic talk and a quick look at the Canadian women's national team's friendly against New Zealand this weekend. The guys try to identify the next new faces for Canada ahead of what will be a tricky January window to manage, provide updates on more than 15 Canadian players abroad and take a look at some hot-button topics in MLS and the CPL. FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Northern Fútbol: @NorthernFutbol Peter Galindo: @GalindoPW Thomas Nef: @ThomasNef RUNNING ORDER: 1:10 - Which dual would make biggest impact? 5:41 - Who’s the next one to call up? 8:28 - Who in MLS could make the euro jump? 11:07 - Odds of Dias and Jebbison in January 19:08 - Halbouni for Canada? 21:51 - Stefan Mitrovic & Gloire Amanda 25:50 - Paton brothers in January? 28:53 - Crepeau or Borjan in November? 33:11 - What’s up with Corbeanu? 37:08 - Arfield, Smith, Sali, Vilsaint, Pecile, Elva updates 41:46 - U-20 plans, players to watch 46:10 - CanWNT breakthroughs in Europe 47:56 - MLS, CPL, analysis on CanWNT newcomers Produced by Peter Galindo.
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October 19, 2021
Episode 32 – Is Davies the best player in Concacaf?
The Northern Fútbol Podcast is proudly partnered with Northern Tribune. Check them out at northerntribune.ca and follow them on Twitter @NorthTribune for all the latest news and analysis on Canadian soccer. Peter is reunited with Thomas after they both attended Canada's 4-1 win over Panama on Wednesday night. They break down the match and answer your questions following the victory, including whether Alphonso Davies is now the best player in Concacaf. Plus, discussions on Davies' future position, his partnership with Jonathan David and more! FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Northern Fútbol: @NorthernFutbol Peter Galindo: @GalindoPW Thomas Nef: @ThomasNef RUNNING ORDER: 1:58 – Where does Davies' goal rank? 6:30 – Is Davies the best in Concacaf? 9:20 – Should Davies stay up front permanently? 15:02 – More post-match altercations 22:20 – Will the slow starts catch up to Canada? 26:28 – Laryea's best position 30:05 – Analyzing Wotherspoon's return 33:16 – Kaye's importance 36:00 – Does Canada miss Arfield? 37:45 – Will Edmonton sell out? 40:06 – What do these performances do to convince dual nationals? 42:12 – Will other leagues start monitoring Canadian soccer?
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October 14, 2021
Episode 31 – It's must-win for Canada vs. Panama
The Northern Fútbol Podcast is proudly partnered with Northern Tribune. Check them out at northerntribune.ca and follow them on Twitter @NorthTribune for all the latest news and analysis on Canadian soccer. Peter is joined by guest co-host Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic of Between the Sticks and the Third Sub Podcast for this post-game edition of the Northern Fútbol Podcast. They examine whether the result is satisfactory or not, whether there's cause for concern regarding Canada's finishing, plus individual assessments of Liam Millar, Jonathan David and Derek Cornelius. The guys then close out the episode with a tactical breakdown of Wednesday's game against Panama and look at how Canada could line up. You can follow Alexandre on Twitter @AlexGangueRuzic, his website Between The Sticks @btsvancity and read his work at btsvancity.com.  Also, check out his Canadian soccer newsletter, Destroy and Progress, at destroyandprogress.substack.com and his podcast, The Third Sub. FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Northern Fútbol: @NorthernFutbol Peter Galindo: @GalindoPW Thomas Nef: @ThomasNef RUNNING ORDER: 1:30 – Was the draw in Kingston a poor result? 7:01 – What's up with Canada's finishing? 10:49 – Verdict on Liam Millar's return to the XI 14:27 – Analyzing the Jonathan David dilemma 22:00 – Has Cornelius re-claimed a national team spot? 25:38 – Could Herdman have rotated differently? 35:48 – Tactical breakdown, predicted XI for Panama Produced by Peter Galindo.
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October 11, 2021
Episode 30 – Did that just happen!?!?
The Northern Fútbol Podcast is proudly partnered with Northern Tribune. Check them out at northerntribune.ca and follow them on Twitter @NorthTribune for all the latest news and analysis on Canadian soccer. Peter and Thomas reconvene mere hours after Canada claimed a historic draw with Mexico at Estadio Azteca on Thursday in Concacaf World Cup qualifying. They answer your questions, break down the match, highlight the positives, areas of improvement for the next two games and preview the Jamaica game this Sunday. FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Northern Fútbol: @NorthernFutbol Peter Galindo: @GalindoPW Thomas Nef: @ThomasNef RUNNING ORDER: 0:35 – Canada makes history! 2:51 – Did Peter finally join the "Church of Osorio?" 5:31 – Analyzing the midfield trio 8:07 – Areas of concern for the next two games 13:21 – Historical significance of the draw 15:54 – Is Herdman the best coach in Concacaf now? 21:03 – Why did Jonathan David struggle? 25:00 – Fraser over Piette? 29:03 – Will FIFA take more aggressive action towards "the chant?" 32:28 – Which suspension affects Canada the most? 36:32 – Lineup predictions and tactics vs. Jamaica Produced by Peter Galindo.
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October 08, 2021
Episode 29 – Previewing Canada vs. Mexico
The Northern Fútbol Podcast is proudly partnered with Northern Tribune. Check them out at northerntribune.ca and follow them on Twitter @NorthTribune for all the latest news and analysis on Canadian soccer. Peter and Thomas are back just a couple days ahead of another big window for the Canadian men's national team. They break down the squad, answer your burning questions, preview the game against Mexico and name potential XIs for Thursday's game at the Azteca. Plus, Canadians abroad updates on the likes of Theo Corbeanu, Daniel Jebbison and Stefan Mitrovic! FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Northern Fútbol: @NorthernFutbol Peter Galindo: @GalindoPW Thomas Nef: @ThomasNef RUNNING ORDER: 1:05 – Programming announcement! 3:15 – Thoughts on "new" faces in the squad 13:26 – How will Canada cope without Hoilett and Wotherspoon? 16:07 – How to utilize Borjan, Larin and Hutchinson 20:30 – Thoughts on Cavallini's future 25:03 – Should Canada rotate vs. Mexico 30:39 – How will the team set up at the Azteca? 41:00 – Edmonton and Vancouver as home venues? 45:08 – Canadians abroad update (Corbeanu, Halbouni, Kadioglu, Smith, Dias, Jebbison, etc.) 59:09 – News and notes Produced by Peter Galindo.
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October 05, 2021
Episode 28 – How should Canada approach the October window?
The Northern Fútbol Podcast is proudly partnered with Northern Tribune. Follow them on Twitter @NorthTribune for all the latest news and analysis on Canadian soccer. We are back! Peter and Thomas return after a three-week hiatus to go over your burning questions about the men's national team, Canadians abroad and domestic matters in what's been a busy month in Canadian soccer. FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Northern Fútbol: @NorthernFutbol Peter Galindo: @GalindoPW Thomas Nef: @ThomasNef RUNNING ORDER: 1:12 – New faces for October? 12:25 – Back four vs. back three 17:10 – Rest starters vs. Mexico 22:36 – Is Canada actually underachieving so far? 27:43 – Is it time to welcome back Scott Arfield? 32:44 – Is Derek Cornelius on the radar again? 35:21 – Kadioglu, Marmoush, Sali for Canada? 42:51 – Should Jonathan David leave Lille? 45:20 – What happens if TFC loses to York United? Produced by Peter Galindo.
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September 22, 2021
Episode 27 – Previewing Canada's start to the Ocho
The Northern Fútbol Podcast is proudly partnered with Northern Tribune. Follow them on Twitter @NorthTribune for all the latest news and analysis on Canadian soccer. With the Ocho starting on Thursday, Peter and Thomas break down all aspects Canada's 23-man squad. Who is favoured to start? Will Herdman prioritize chemistry? How might they approach these games tactically and how will their opponents plan to exploit them? The guys answer all of these questions and much more, including a discussion on Pacific FC's monumental win over the Vancouver Whitecaps in the Canadian Championship. FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Northern Fútbol Podcast: @NorthernFutbol Peter Galindo: @GalindoPW Thomas Nef: @ThomasNef RUNNING ORDER: 1:23 – Herdman on Arfield's exclusion 6:00 – Will Milan Borjan start? 8:26 – Will we see Buchanan and Davies at wingback? 16:45 – Which midfield trio starts the Ocho? 26:23 – Does Cavallini have enough in him? 31:24 – Will we see any new recruits during the Ocho? 34:26 – Breaking down Canada's September opponents 44:01 – Pacific FC knock off the Vancouver Whitecaps 48:47 – Buchanan to Brugge, Jebbison to stay at Sheffield United? Produced by Peter Galindo.
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August 27, 2021
Episode 26 – Should Davies & David rest vs. U.S.?
The Northern Fútbol Podcast is proudly partnered with Northern Tribune. Follow them on Twitter @NorthTribune for all the latest news and analysis on Canadian soccer. Peter and Thomas open this week's show with the Canadians Abroad Mailbag, featuring Tajon Buchanan, Richie Ennin and some questions regarding the September window for Canada's World Cup qualifiers. Should John Herdman rest Alphonso Davies, Jonathan David and other big guns against the U.S. to preserve their fitness, or should he roll with his best available XI for every match? The guys answer all of this, plus some queries regarding Canada's MLS teams and hold the Great Canadian Soccer on TV debate. FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Northern Fútbol: @NorthernFutbol Peter Galindo: @GalindoPW Thomas Nef: @ThomasNef RUNNING ORDER: 0:53 – Would Tajon Buchanan succeed at a club like Chelsea? 5:17 – Should Canada rotate vs. U.S.? 8:27 – Prime opportunity to call up Jebbison, Flores? 10:38 – Is Richie Ennin an option for Canada? 16:20 – Ike Ugbo's eligibility, Kael Dimitrov, etc. 18:41 – Ben Paton debuts for Ross County at LB 20:40 – Managing Alphonso Davies' minutes 24:31 – Can Manjrekar James be an option at CB? 29:16 – What's up with Toronto FC? 35:25 – Pantemis vs. Breza, Waterman for Canada? 43:30 – Ryan Gauld: Vancouver's saviour 47:38 – Did Canada's big networks "fail" Canadian soccer? Produced by Peter Galindo.
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August 23, 2021
Episode 25 – Which Canadians are destined for a "big" transfer?
The Northern Fútbol Podcast is proudly partnered with Northern Tribune. Follow them on Twitter @NorthTribune for all the latest news and analysis on Canadian soccer. Peter and Thomas, who recorded in-person for the first time, open the show with the Canadians abroad mailbag. Are Scott Kennedy and Stefan Mitrovic destined for a "bigger" league? Can Belal Halbouni and Lucas Dias crack their respective first teams? How will Damiano Pecile perform in Italy? Plus, Alphonso Davies highlights the good and bad of the 3-5-2, Sam Adekugbe shined in his Hatayspor debut, Liam Fraser's development continues and who will replace Lucas Cavallini for September? Thomas also chats with Steven Sandor (@stevensandor) about the landscape of Canadian soccer, the potential formation of a women's league and why our priorities are wrong, and much more. FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Northern Fútbol: @NorthernFutbol Peter Galindo: @GalindoPW Thomas Nef: @ThomasNef RUNNING ORDER: 1:00 – Is Scott Kennedy poised for "the jump?" 4:00 – Will Halbouni, Dias crack their first teams? 7:30 – Can Stefan Mitrovic move to a bigger league? 10:40 – Simon Colyn latest, breaking down Damiano Pecile's friendly debut for Venezia 14:37 – Ricardo Ferreira update 16:15 – Which Canadian abroad needs a transfer most? 22:10 – Davies exploits strengths, weaknesses of 3-5-2 vs. Gladbach 28:27 – Atiba, Larin score & Adekugbe shines in debut 32:37 – Liam Fraser at CB?! 36:40 – Cavallini replacements, Baldisimo's stock, Forge shines in 🇸🇻 and more 51:00 – Examining the Canadian soccer landscape w/Steven Sandor
01:17:41
August 17, 2021
Episode 24 – Canada's Golden Girls & the return of the Canadians Abroad Mailbag
The Northern Fútbol Podcast is proudly partnered with Northern Tribune. Follow them on Twitter @NorthTribune for all the latest news and analysis on Canadian soccer. Peter and Thomas have returned after a slightly longer break than usual to recap Canada's historic gold medal victory at the Tokyo Olympics. What will this win do for women's soccer in Canada? Will we see NWSL expansion? A full-on Canadian league? Will Christine Sinclair retire? And what's the outlook for the program looking ahead to the World Cup in 2023? The Canadians Abroad Mailbag also returns, with analysis on Stephen Eustaquio, Cyle Larin, Junior Hoilett, Theo Corbeanu, Daniel Jebbison, Tajon Buchanan, Jonathan David, Scott Arfield, Scott Kennedy, Justin Smith, Stefan Mitrovic, Liam Millar, Gloire Amanda, Steven Simpson and others! FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Northern Fútbol: @NorthernFutbol Peter Galindo: @GalindoPW Thomas Nef: @ThomasNef RUNNING ORDER: 1:00 – Canada is finally golden! 8:22 – Outlook for the CanWNT 10:34 – Will we see a pro women's league in Canada? 18:25 – What's up with Larin, Eustaquio and Hoilett? 23:16 – How Corbeanu, Jebbison, Buchanan will fit at their new clubs 37:00 – Is Lille the best spot for Jonathan David? 39:38 – Is Scott Arfield set to join the squad for the Ocho? 43:29 – Scott Kennedy making waves in Germany 45:00 – Updates on Justin Smith, Stefan Mitrovic, Liam Millar, Gloire Amanda & Steve Simpson 52:00 – MLS & CPL news and notes Produced by Peter Galindo.
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August 10, 2021
Episode 23 – Has Canada officially 'arrived' in Concacaf?
THE NORTHERN FÚTBOL PODCAST IS PROUDLY PARTNERED WITH NORTHERN TRIBUNE. FOLLOW THEM ON TWITTER @NORTHTRIBUNE FOR ALL THE LATEST NEWS IN CANADIAN SOCCER. After a wild eight hours in Canadian soccer, Peter and Thomas recorded a special edition of the show to recap the wild 2-1 loss to Mexico in the Gold Cup semifinals, recap Canada's tournament as a whole, their outlook ahead of the Ocho and their standouts over the last few games. They also recap the shootout victory over Brazil at the Olympics and discuss whether they have a chance of knocking out the United States. The show concludes with some transfer updates involving Cyle Larin, Tajon Buchanan, Mark-Anthony Kaye and Deanne Rose, who've all either secured moves or are in a position to do so. FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Northern Fútbol: @NorthernFutbol Peter Galindo: @GalindoPW Thomas Nef: @ThomasNef RUNNING ORDER: 1:08 – Breaking down the first half of Canada-Mexico 9:18 – How did Canada get back into the game? 17:34 – Should Maxime Crepeau be Canada's No. 1? 22:00 – Did "the chant" benefit Mexico? 28:34 – Canada's outlook ahead of the Ocho 32:19 – How are we feeling about the CBs? 36:00 – Tactical recap of Gold Cup 39:52 – Which players bolstered their stock? 41:00 – Does the Mexico game convince dual nationals to commit? 44:20 – Hoilett's and Ferreira's futures 48:13 – Recapping CanWNT's win and previewing the semis 51:31 – Larin, Buchanan, Kaye transfer updates
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July 30, 2021
Episode 22 – Is Canada the third-best team in Concacaf now?
Peter and Thomas reconvene after Canada's win over Costa Rica in the Gold Cup quarterfinals. Can that intensity displayed in the game be replicated for every situation? Do the players now have the mentality to do this on the road in Central America? Have the defence concerns been alleviated? The guys answer all of these topics, preview the semifinal vs. Mexico and go over your questions! FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Northern Fútbol: @NorthernFutbol Peter Galindo: @GalindoPW Thomas Nef: @ThomasNef RUNNING ORDER: 1:12 – Can Canada replicate the Costa Rica tactics? 7:12 – Does Canada have the mental fortitude to achieve sustained success? 19:07 – Examining the state of the defence 22:25 – Is Stephen Eustaquio the player of the tournament? 29:33 – Scouting report for semifinal vs. Mexico 42:26 – How to fit Davies, Buchanan in the same XI 45:26 – Dual nationals update 48:19 – Is Arfield ever going to return? 49:48 – Can Kennedy and Miller play together? 52:07 – Is the CanWNT in danger of a QF elimination? 56:06 – CPL/PFACan dispute, TFC transfers, and more Produced by Peter Galindo.
01:04:27
July 27, 2021
Episode 21 – What's Canada's future outlook after U.S. loss?
Peter and Thomas return to recap Canada's group stage at the Gold Cup following their 1-0 loss to the U.S. Was that their best performance at the Gold Cup so far? What's the team's outlook for the rest of the tournament and the Ocho based on that game? Could they have done anything to unlock the American defence? The guys answer all of those questions, plus they preview the quarterfinals, including potential tactical changes and go over a few transfer rumours and Justin Smith's pre-season with Nice! FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Northern Fútbol: @NorthernFutbol Peter Galindo: @GalindoPW Thomas Nef: @ThomasNef RUNNING ORDER: 1:13 – Was the U.S. loss Canada's best performance? 8:11 – Future outlook for Canada 11:21 – Why couldn't Canada unlock the U.S. defence? 17:01 – Was it a penalty? Will Concacaf officiating ever improve? 22:34 – Grading Canada's group stage and our player of the tournament so far 28:00 – Previewing the quarterfinals 40:00 – News and notes (Voyageurs Cup, Justin Smith's progress, Eustaquio to Braga, Cavallini to Spain, etc.) Produced by Peter Galindo.
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July 20, 2021
Episode 20 – Dissecting Canada's Gold Cup opener vs. Martinique
The Northern Fútbol Podcast is partnered with FTF Canada! Are you a soccer player aged 15 to 18 years old? Do you know a player in that age range? Do you want play at the university level in Canada or the United States? FTF Canada gets you connected to the scouts that can those dreams a reality! Use the code NFP2021 for 10% off FTF Canada's boys and girls combines! Check out ftfcanada.ca for schedules and more info. Follow FTF Canada for the latest updates on Twitter (@FTFCanada__) and Instagram (@ftfcanada_). Peter and Thomas dissect Canada's 4-1 win over Martinique in their 2021 Gold Cup opener, from Tajon Buchanan's performance at left wingback, the continued slow starts, the yellow card dilemmas, the displays from Kamal Miller and Alistair Johnston and much more! FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Northern Fútbol: @NorthernFutbol Peter Galindo: @GalindoPW Thomas Nef: @ThomasNef RUNNING ORDER: 0:58 – Tajon Buchanan lights up Martinique 13:11 – Should Canada change formations? 14:29 – What's up with the slow starts? 21:57 – How yellow-card warnings will affect Canada's rotation 26:46 – Junior Hoilett makes history 28:32 – Johnston, Miller continue to shine 35:00 – Have our expectations changed? 39:55 – News and notes (Davies injury, Cornelius to Greece and more) Produced by Peter Galindo.
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July 12, 2021
Episode 19 – Previewing Canada's Gold Cup campaign
The Northern Fútbol Podcast is partnered with FTF Canada! Are you a soccer player aged 15 to 18 years old? Do you know a player in that age range? Do you want play at the university level in Canada or the United States? FTF Canada gets you connected to the scouts that can those dreams a reality! Use the code NFP2021 for 10% off FTF Canada's boys and girls combines! Check out ftfcanada.ca for schedules and more info. Follow FTF Canada for the latest updates on Twitter (@FTFCanada__) and Instagram (@ftfcanada_). Peter and Thomas give you an in-depth breakdown of Canada's 23-man Gold Cup squad, including the newcomers, which non-regulars could see more playing time and whether 3-5-2 is the go-to formation at the tournament. They also scout their Group B's opponents, including Peter's analysis on how the U.S. and Canada could shake out tactically. The guys then answer your questions and discuss other pressing issues in Canadian soccer like Chris Armas' firing, Liam Millar joining Basel and more! FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Northern Fútbol: @NorthernFutbol Peter Galindo: @GalindoPW Thomas Nef: @ThomasNef RUNNING ORDER: 0:59 – Reaction to Canada's Gold Cup squad 4:20 – What to expect from Paton, Pasher and Akinola 15:17 – Is Herdman sticking to the 3-5-2? 20:50 – Latest on Jebbison, Flores 25:18 – Biggest squad omissions 28:14 – Expectations for the Gold Cup 43:13 – Scouting Canada's Group B opponents 51:11 – Thoughts on Millar, Halbouni, Armas' firing and more Produced by Peter Galindo.
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July 05, 2021
Episode 18 – David Wotherspoon on making history (twice!), the Gold Cup and more!
The Northern Fútbol Podcast is partnered with FTF Canada! Are you a soccer player aged 15 to 18 years old? Do you know a player in that age range? Do you want play at the university level in Canada or the United States? FTF Canada gets you connected to the scouts that can those dreams a reality! Use the code NFP2021 for 10% off FTF Canada's boys and girls combines! Check out ftfcanada.ca for schedules and more info. Follow FTF Canada for the latest updates on Twitter (@FTFCanada__) and Instagram (@ftfcanada_). David Wotherspoon joins the show to discuss his history-making achievements with Canada and St. Johnstone, whether he'll be at the Gold Cup next month, Scott Arfield's future and much more. Then, Peter and Thomas recap a busy weekend in MLS, including some magnificent performances from James Pantemis, Samuel Piette, Cristian Gutierrez and others. They also break down every game from the CPL's opening weekend and give their thoughts on the Canadian women's national team squad for the Olympics. FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Northern Fútbol: @NorthernFutbol Peter Galindo: @GalindoPW Thomas Nef: @ThomasNef RUNNING ORDER: 0:53 – Interview with David Wotherspoon 28:55 – Should TFC play the 🇨🇦 kids? 32:46 – Will James Pantemis miss the Gold Cup? 37:49 – Why Michael Baldisimo should go to the Gold Cup 44:53 – Recapping a busy opening weekend in CPL 55:42 – Thoughts on CanWNT's Olympic squad 1:00:25 – Liam Millar's ideal landing spots Produced by Peter Galindo.
01:05:06
June 29, 2021
Episode 17 – Who should Canada bring to the Gold Cup?
The Northern Fútbol Podcast is partnered with FTF Canada! Are you a soccer player aged 15 to 18 years old? Do you know a player in that age range? Do you want play at the university level in Canada or the United States? FTF Canada gets you connected to the scouts that can those dreams a reality! Use the code NFP2021 for 10% off FTF Canada's boys and girls combines! Check out ftfcanada.ca for schedules and more info. Follow FTF Canada for the latest updates on Twitter (@FTFCanada__) and Instagram (@ftfcanada_). Canada's provisional Gold Cup squad dropped on Friday, so Peter and Thomas select the 23-man roster they'd like to see at the tournament. They also answer your questions about the players who were omitted from the list and the team's chances of winning the Gold Cup. The guys go on to discuss the form of Ayo Akinola, Cristian Gutierrez, Maxime Crepeau and others after the MLS weekend and chat with FC Edmonton head coach Alan Koch ahead of kickoff for the CPL's 2021 season. FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Northern Fútbol Podcast: @NorthernFutbol Peter Galindo: @GalindoPW Thomas Nef: @ThomasNef RUNNING ORDER: 1:38 – Selecting our 23-man Gold Cup squads 19:26 – Big omissions, dual nationals update, etc. 32:51 – Akinola's form and why are TFC's youngsters being shafted? 37:25 – Gutiérrez's injury & Crepeau's sluggish ending to RSL 3-1 VAN 39:27 – Interview with FC Edmonton head coach Alan Koch 1:00:58 – Is Forge loaded for another CPL, Concacaf League run? 1:03:35 – Piette and ZBG to Turkey? Produced by Peter Galindo.
01:07:12
June 22, 2021
Episode 16 – Canada is in the Ocho!
The Northern Fútbol Podcast is partnered with FTF Canada! Are you a soccer player aged 15 to 18 years old? Do you know a player in that age range? Do you want play at the university level in Canada or the United States? FTF Canada gets you connected to the scouts that can those dreams a reality! Use the code NFP2021 for 10% off FTF Canada's boys and girls combines! Check out ftfcanada.ca for schedules and more info. Follow FTF Canada for the latest updates on Twitter (@FTFCanada__) and Instagram (@ftfcanada_). Finally, after 24 years, Canada is back in the final round of World Cup qualifying! Peter and Thomas recap the historic win over Haiti, what they liked, what concerns them entering the Ocho, compare Canada with their foes, where the home matches could be played and much more! FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Northern Fútbol Podcast: @NorthernFutbol Peter Galindo: @GalindoPW Thomas Nef: @ThomasNef RUNNING ORDER: 1:00 – Big takeaways from 🇨🇦 🆚 🇭🇹 8:48 – Critiques from the two legs 16:55 – Weighing the pros and cons of 3-5-2 in the Ocho 23:00 – Assessing Scott Kennedy's role with Canada 25:40 – Does Canada still need Atiba Hutchinson? 28:37 – Would Scott Arfield be welcomed back? 33:52 – How reaching the Ocho affects dual nationals (Tomori, Jebbison, Dias, Flores, etc.) 41:33 – Where should Canada's home matches be played? 57:48 – CanWNT recap, Sam Adekugbe to Turkey, etc. Produced by Peter Galindo.
01:01:48
June 17, 2021
Episode 15 – Should Canada stick to the 3-5-2 vs. Haiti?
The Northern Fútbol Podcast is partnered with FTF Canada! Are you a soccer player aged 15 to 18 years old? Do you know a player in that age range? Do you want play at the university level in Canada or the United States? FTF Canada gets you connected to the scouts that can those dreams a reality! Use the code NFP2021 for 10% off FTF Canada's boys and girls combines! Check out ftfcanada.ca for schedules and more info. Follow FTF Canada for the latest updates on Twitter (@FTFCanada__) and Instagram (@ftfcanada_). Canada is through to the second round of World Cup qualifying! Peter and Thomas recap the resounding 4-0 victory over Suriname, go over what they liked (and didn't like) against Aruba, answer some burning questions from the first round, preview the Haiti matches and answer your national team-related queries! FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Northern Fútbol Podcast: @NorthernFutbol Peter Galindo: @GalindoPW Thomas Nef: @ThomasNef RUNNING ORDER: 1:10 – The Davies-David connection reconnects! 6:03 – Thoughts on the 3-5-2 14:22 – What to make of Scott Kennedy's debut 23:26 – Takeaways from Canada 7-0 Aruba 29:00 – Previewing second round vs. Haiti 40:18 – Answering more of your questions (Akinola, Singh, Heward-Belle, venues for the Ocho, etc.) Produced and edited by Peter Galindo.
54:11
June 09, 2021
Episode 14 – Who should start for Canada this month?
The Northern Fútbol Podcast is partnered with FTF Canada! Are you a soccer player aged 15 to 18 years old? Do you know a player in that age range? Do you want play at the university level in Canada or the United States? FTF Canada gets you connected to the scouts that can those dreams a reality! Use the code NFP2021 for 10% off FTF Canada's boys and girls combines! Check out ftfcanada.ca for schedules and more info. Follow FTF Canada for the latest updates on Twitter (@FTFCanada__) and Instagram (@ftfcanada_). Fresh off John Herdman naming his 24-man squad, Peter and Thomas dive into the selection and discuss their burning questions following the announcement. What formation should Canada deploy for the marquee games? Is there concern at centre-back? Is the midfield deep enough? All of this and more is analyzed along with a heated discussion about what constitutes success for this team. They also go over your questions about the women's national team call-ups, the NWSL expanding to Canada and much more. FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Northern Fútbol Podcast: @NorthernFutbol Peter Galindo: @GalindoPW Thomas Nef: @ThomasNef RUNNING ORDER: 1:05 – Latest news and updates on Canada's squad 3:41 – Will Scott Arfield ever return? 8:44 – 4-3-3 or 4-4-2? 14:22 – Concern at centre-back? 19:15 – Naming our starting XIs 26:53 – A 🔥 debate about what constitutes success for Canada in WCQ 42:11 – In-depth scouting report on Suriname 50:27 – CanWNT expectations for Olympics/NWSL to Canada? 55:19 – Other news and notes (Altidore, CPL, etc.) Produced and edited by Peter Galindo
59:11
June 01, 2021
Episode 13 – Who's in, who's out of the Canada squad for June?
The Northern Fútbol Podcast is partnered with FTF Canada! Are you a soccer player aged 15 to 18 years old? Do you want play at the university level in Canada or the United States? FTF Canada gets you connected to the scouts that can make your dreams come to life! Use the code NFP2021 for 10% off FTF Canada's boys and girls combines! Check out ftfcanada.ca for schedules and more info. Follow FTF Canada for the latest updates on Twitter (@FTFCanada__) and Instagram (@ftfcanada_). Ahead of the Canadian men's national team squad announcement, Peter and Thomas give their predictions on who they expect to see on the roster for a pivotal set of games in June. Will we see some usual suspects at centre-back? Will there be any dual nationals committing for World Cup qualifying? The guys go over all of that, plus Canadians abroad and other hot issues in Canadian soccer. FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Northern Fútbol Podcast: @NorthernFutbol Peter Galindo: @GalindoPW Thomas Nef: @ThomasNef RUNNING ORDER: 2:21 – Why aren't Laryea & Osorio utilized properly? 9:14 – Is Canada screwed without Miller, why is Piette not a regular in Montreal? 15:05 – Gutiérrez, Cornelius and Cavallini: in or out? 20:05 – Canada squad predictions 35:40 – Answering your questions about the call-ups 40:52 – Canadians abroad mailbag (Eustaquio, Corbeanu, Atanasov, Mitrovic, etc.) 55:40 – More Canadians abroad and other tidbits Produced and edited by Peter Galindo.
59:57
May 25, 2021
Episode 12 – Will Daniel Jebbison commit to Canada?
The Northern Fútbol Podcast is partnered with FTF Canada! Are you a soccer player aged 15 to 18 years old? Do you want play at the university level in Canada or the United States? FTF Canada gets you connected to the scouts that can make your dreams come to life! Use the code NFP2021 for 10 per cent off FTF Canada's boys and girls combines! Check out ftfcanada.ca for schedules and more info. You can follow FTF Canada for the latest updates on Twitter (@FTFCanada__) and Instagram (@ftfcanada_). Peter and Thomas recap a hectic weekend for Canadian soccer, including the performances (both good and bad) for Canadian players on our three MLS clubs and some updates on the 2021 CPL season and answer your questions about Canadians abroad. They also discuss a historic weekend in the Premier League for a pair of Canucks and ask you, the listeners, which player you're most excited about: Theo Corbeanu or Daniel Jebbison? Will the latter commit to Canada? We may have some new info to help us answer that! FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Northern Fútbol: @NorthernFutbol Peter Galindo: @GalindoPW Thomas Nef: @ThomasNef RUNNING ORDER: 1:53 – Canadian player analysis for Vancouver Whitecaps 13:09 – Is Toronto FC turning a corner? 19:41 – Has Montreal found its ZBG replacement in Mathieu Choiniere? 28:20 – Thoughts on Canadian MLS salaries 34:55 – CPL update for 2021 season 41:21 – Canadians abroad mailbag (Jebbison, Corbeanu, Larin, Hutchinson, etc.) 52:00 – Could Daniel Jebbison commit to Canada as early as June? Produced and edited by Peter Galindo.
01:01:53
May 18, 2021
Episode 11 – Will Dias, Flores & Jebbison play for Canada in June?
It was a busy week in Canadian soccer, but Peter and Thomas have you covered! They recap the Vancouver Whitecaps' win over CF Montreal, whether there should be optimism or pessimism in Vancouver, why Montreal is still struggling to unlock the attack and whether this rivalry can be considered a derby. They also dive into Toronto FC's loss to the New York Red Bulls, why it might be time to make some tough decisions with the squad and how we might need to change the narrative about their young players. Then they assess John Herdman's recent comments regarding June call-ups, including the coveted 2003 crop of dual nationals and whether we'll see them cap-tied to Canada next month. They also debate whether Canada should be worried about Suriname given their recent success recruiting players from Europe. Peter and Thomas close out the show answering your questions about Canadians abroad, including Marcelo Flores, Georgi Atanasov, Harry Paton and other names. Plus, Thomas gives us a couple of CPL-related updates as their 2021 season remains shrouded in mystery. FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Northern Fútbol: @NorthernFutbol Peter Galindo: @GalindoPW Thomas Nef: @ThomasNef RUNNING ORDER: 1:16 – Is Vancouver vs. Montreal a derby? 3:42 – Vancouver Whitecaps 2-0 CF Montreal 14:10 – New York Red Bulls 2-0 Toronto FC 26:33 – Predicting who Herdman will call up in June 34:05 – Should Canada be worried about Suriname? 43:10 – Canadians Abroad Mailbag (Flores, Atanasov, Paton, etc.) 55:03 – Jebbison's debut, Hoilett's future, CPL updates and more! Produced and edited by Peter Galindo
01:02:48
May 11, 2021
Episode 10 – Scott Kennedy joins the show!
DISCLAIMER: Apologies for the audio quality on Thomas' end. His computer battery was shot and his phone's mic was damaged. In this milestone edition of the show, Peter and Thomas chat with prospective national team centre-back Scott Kennedy about his career arc, a crazy year with Jahn Regensburg, how he can help Canada, whether he was set for a call-up in March and if he'll be included for June. They also discuss Montreal's draw with Columbus and the potential loss of Zachary Brault-Guillard, Kamal Miller's place on the Canadian centre-back pecking order, Vancouver's loss to Colorado and their issues creating chances from open play, the surprise Canadian MLS player through the opening stages of the season and much more! FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Northern Fútbol: @NorthernFutbol Peter Galindo: @GalindoPW Thomas Nef: @ThomasNef RUNNING ORDER: 2:05 – CF Montreal 0-0 Columbus Crew 10:04 – Is Kamal Miller the current go-to LCB for Canada? 14:08 – Vancouver Whitecaps 0-1 Colorado Rapids 21:13 – What's up with Toronto FC? 28:55 – Who is our surprise Canadian MLS player so far? 36:58 – Exclusive interview with Scott Kennedy 1:00:13 – CPL update, Cyle Larin, Jonathan David and more Produced and edited by Peter Galindo.
01:04:03
May 04, 2021
Episode 9 – Canadians Abroad Mailbag
Peter and Thomas answer your questions about Canadian players abroad in their new weekly Canadians Abroad Mailbag segment! They also break down the wild 2-2 draws involving Toronto FC and the Vancouver Whitecaps along with CF Montreal and Nashville SC, including which Canadians stood out. The guys also discuss the Yeferson Soteldo transfer to Toronto FC, preview the team's upcoming Concacaf Champions League quarterfinal versus Cruz Azul with Goal Mexico's Salvador Perez (@YoSoyChavaPerez) and recap the women's national team's Olympic draw. FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Northern Fútbol: @NorthernFutbol Peter Galindo: @GalindoPW Thomas Nef: @ThomasNef RUNNING ORDER: 1:13 – Funniest goals of all-time ft. Jonathan Osorio and the Whitecaps 2:31 – Toronto FC 2-2 Vancouver Whitecaps 9:46 – Canadian standouts in TOR 2-2 VAN (Gutiérrez, Singh, etc.) 14:17 – What can TFC expect from Yeferson Soteldo? 18:04 – Cruz Azul vs. TFC preview (w/Salvador Pérez) 31:00 – Nashville SC 2-2 CF Montreal 32:25 – Canadian standouts in NSH 2-2 MTL (Johnston, ZBG, Miller, etc.) 38:25 – Canadians Abroad Mailbag (David, Corbeanu, Millar, Jebbison, etc.) 51:12 – CanWNT Olympic draw takeaways Produced and edited by Peter Galindo
54:48
April 27, 2021
Episode 8 – MLS is Back!
Peter and Thomas break down the opening matches for the Canadian MLS teams, from the most impressive Canadian players to what trends they'll be monitoring over the next few weeks. They also discuss whether Dayne St. Clair can push for the No. 1 spot and which other MLS-based Canadians could earn a call-up. Continuing on the Canadians abroad theme, they assess Jonathan David's early return from his ankle injury, Scott Kennedy's knock that he suffered over the weekend and wrap up the show discussing the Canadian women's national team's April friendlies with Sandra Prusina (@sprusina) of 660 News! FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Northern Fútbol: @NorthernFutbol Peter Galindo: @GalindoPW Thomas Nef: @ThomasNef RUNNING ORDER: 0:51 - CF Montreal 4-2 Toronto FC 14:57 - Vancouver Whitecaps 1-0 Portland Timbers 24:25 - Dayne St. Clair vs. Maxime Crepeau as Canada's No. 2 27:52 - Which MLS-based Canadians could earn a call-up? 31:11 - Jonathan David returns to the pitch 33:40 - Worry over Scott Kennedy's latest injury? 36:33 - Should Canada deploy a back three? 40:00 - Canada women's national team chat (w/Sandra Prusina)
54:27
April 20, 2021
Episode 7 – The state of Canadian soccer on TV (w/John Molinaro)
Boy, do we have a special episode for you, listeners! We welcome Cesar Hernandez (@cesarhfutbol) of ESPN to discuss the 1-1 draw between Toronto FC and León in the Concacaf Champions League from the Mexican side's point of view. Was it simply one of those days? Could Luis Montes' return swing the momentum of the matchup? And which Liga MX team is the favourite to win the whole thing? Then Peter and Thomas chat to John Molinaro (@JohnMolinaro), who reveals the details of his new independent website, TFCRepublic.ca, his mission for the site, what content subscribers can expect to read, why he left the CPL, his time at Sportsnet, the CBC and the state of Canadian soccer on TV. They also get his thoughts on TFC's draw with León and the club's expectations for 2021. The guys then go back and forth on Jonathan David's surprisingly quick return to training, whether there's a risk of aggravating the injury, Atiba Hutchinson's insane week, his role with the national team, whether Scott Kennedy has played himself into the lineup and more. FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Northern Fútbol: @NorthernFutbol Peter Galindo: @GalindoPW Thomas Nef: @ThomasNef RUNNING ORDER: 1:02 – Cesar Hernandez on León vs. TFC, Montes' return, CCL favourites and more 16:30 – John Molinaro on TFC vs. León, status of injured players and more 23:56 – Why John launched TFC Republic and what fans can expect 31:22 – Reminiscing about Sportsnet, how he got the job and what it's like working at CBC 39:02 – What to make of the state of Canadian soccer on TV and it's future 43:33 – Jonathan David is coming back, but is he OK? 48:44 – What should be Atiba Hutchinson's role with Canada? 56:50 – Has Scott Kennedy played himself into the XI? 1:04:20 – Should Christine Sinclair remain a starter for Canada? Produced and edited by Peter Galindo.
01:08:58
April 12, 2021
Episode 6 – Cyle Larin to the Premier League?
Peter and Thomas bring in two guests to help them break down Toronto FC's round-of-16 clash with León in the Concacaf Champions League this Wednesday. Joining them is Rudi Schuller (@RudiSchuller) of DAZN Canada and Javier Urquieta (@DeJesusUrquieta) of The Lions Den Podcast (@TheLionsDenPod), which covers León in English, to discuss the x-factors for both teams, how they'll approach the first leg tactically and more. Following that, Peter and Thomas discuss Jonathan David's short-lived performance against PSG, his improved form in 2021 and what his injury means for the national team. There's also some transfer rumours involving players abroad, including Stephen Eustaquio likely joining Porto, Lucas Dias attracting interest from Juventus and Cyle Larin being pursued by Everton. Finally, the show wraps up with a discussion on the latest Canadian women's national team squad for their friendlies against England and Wales. Will the additions of Cloe Lacasse and Evelyn Viens help Bev Priestman add more attacking vigour to the side before the Olympics? RUNNING ORDER: 0:38 – Previewing Toronto FC vs. Leon 27:07 – Will Canada cope without Jonathan David? 34:29 – Stephen Eustaquio to Porto? 39:59 – What Juventus' interest in Lucas Dias means 46:08 – Could Cyle Larin be Premier League-bound? 49:25 – Analyzing the latest Canadian women's national team squad Produced and edited by Peter Galindo.
55:25
April 05, 2021
Episode 5 – Canada makes history, now what?
Peter and Thomas catch up after Canada's historic 11-0 win over the Cayman Islands to recap the team's first two qualifiers, what they liked, what disappointed them and the burning questions entering a busy June. Then they move on to a more somber topic as Canada's U-23s fell 2-0 to Mexico in the semifinals of the Concacaf Olympic qualifying tournament. Did the team disappoint? Overachieve? Perform as expected? Was there anything Mauro Biello could've done differently? The guys go over all of that and more. Finally, the show concludes with CSA president Dr. Nick Bontis' comments about the Voyageurs Cup, the NWSL to Toronto and the latest surrounding PFA Canada. FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Northern Fútbol: @NorthernFutbol Peter Galindo: @GalindoPW Thomas Nef: @ThomasNef RUNNING ORDER: 1:15 – Positives from Bermuda & Cayman Islands wins 7:50 – Who should start at centre back and midfield in June? 15:35 – Areas of concern, including another Borjan error 28:11 – Burning questions for June 32:09 – Did Canada overachieve or underachieve in Mexico? 36:00 – What could've been done differently? 42:15 – Which U-23 players deserve senior calls? 45:10 – Voyageurs Cup update 47:46 – NWSL to Toronto? 51:35 – Latest on PFA Canada Produced and edited by Peter Galindo.
54:36
March 30, 2021
Episode 4 – Alphonso Davies at forward?!
After a 16-month hiatus, a Canadian men's national team squad has been announced for a competitive match! Peter and Thomas break down that 24-man roster for Canada's opening World Cup qualifiers against Bermuda and the Cayman Islands position-by-position. They also listen to John Herdman's comments from his media availability on Tuesday to try and decipher some burning questions about the team. To lighten the mood, the guys chat to former CSA media officer and journalist Gavin Day about his various excursions in Concacaf, the travel experiences, his favourite places to visit, covering the national team against Diego Maradona's Argentina at the Estadio Monumental and more. Peter and Thomas also recap the U-23s' performance at the Concacaf Olympic qualifiers so far. What's gone well? What needs improving? What are the team's chances against Honduras? They close out the show with a conversation with Waking the Red's Mitchell Tierney about Toronto FC extending Ali Curtis and Bill Manning, the potential areas to address within the squad, 2021 expectations and more! FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Northern Fútbol: @NorthernFutbol Peter Galindo: @GalindoPW Thomas Nef: @ThomasNef RUNNING ORDER: 0:39 – Takeaways from Canada squad 6:26 – Alphonso Davies to start up front? 7:51 – Who starts at centre-back? 9:59 – Which midfield trio should Herdman use? 14:11 – The best front three to deploy 19:23 – Concacaf travel stories with Gavin Day 40:25 – Analyzing Canada's U-23s through two Olympic qualifiers 53:02 – Latest on Toronto FC with Mitchell Tierney Produced and edited by Peter Galindo.
01:03:33
March 24, 2021
Episode 3 – Can Canada qualify for Tokyo?
Peter and Thomas bring you another jam-packed edition of the show as they discuss the Canadian Premier League expanding to Saskatoon, what it means for the CPL and the financial ramifications for the league. Speaking of which, they also give their thoughts on the CPL's recently released salary info and what it means for the players and league as a whole. They then discuss CF Montreal's recent happenings with Tristan D'Amours, including Wilfried Nancy being hired as coach, the team's slew of signings and much more. Then a brief discussion about the (once again) postponed Canadian Championship final between Toronto FC and Forge FC and whether this game will actually be played at all. The guys also analyzed Mauro Biello's 20-man squad for the Concacaf Olympic qualifiers and their opponents as well as assessing the potential weaknesses within the team. Finally, they wrap up the show with some talk about Cyle Larin, whether he should start as the No. 9 or out wide for Canada and see if John Herdman could face some selection issues with European-based players ahead of the roster announcement. FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Northern Fútbol: @northernfutbol Peter Galindo: @GalindoPW Thomas Nef: @ThomasNef RUNNING ORDER: 0:53 – CPL to Saskatoon 7:32 – CPL salaries and potential union talks 15:09 – Tristan D'Amours on Wilfried Nancy, Ft. Lauderdale, new signings, etc. 36:14 – Canadian Championship final postponed... Again 40:49 – Canada U-23 squad analysis 1:02:38 – Larin scores again & how many Euro-based players can Herdman call? Produced and edited by Peter Galindo.
01:10:32
March 16, 2021
Episode 2 – Voyageurs Cup debacle and a new second division?
DISCLAIMER: This episode was recorded before Wilfried Nancy was confirmed as CF Montreal coach and before the CPL salaries were publicized. We also apologize for the unresolvable static during our conversation with Duane Rollins. In this episode, Peter and Thomas break down the latest news surrounding the Voyageurs Cup final and the logistical issues all sides face. Then they speak to Duane Rollins of Soccer Today about plans for a Canadian second division, what it would look like, which markets could be involved, how it impacts the Canadian Premier League and how this will benefit the women's game. The guys also discuss the off-season dealings of the three MLS teams, the latest news in the CPL – including Tristan Borges' return to Forge FC – Canadian Olympic squad leaks and Jonathan David's productive week with Lille. FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: NORTHERN FÚTBOL: @NorthernFutbol PETER GALINDO: @GalindoPW THOMAS NEF @ThomasNef RUNNING ORDER: 1. Canadian Championship final date (0:57) 2. Canadian second division w/Duane Rollins (7:52) 3. Toronto FC roundup (28:36) 4. Vancouver Whitecaps roundup (44:08) 5. Montreal Impact roundup (51:53) 6. Stephen Hart staying in Halifax (52:52) 7. Tristan Borges returns (55:19) 8. Marcel de Jong retires (57:44) 9. Canadian Olympic squad leaks (58:59) 10. Jonathan David, Canadians abroad recap (1:01:48) Produced and edited by Peter Galindo.
01:09:40
March 08, 2021
Episode 1 – Selection headache for John Herdman
It's the debut episode of the Northern Fútbol Podcast! Peter and Thomas discuss a wide array of subjects, including the upcoming World Cup qualifiers, the Canadians abroad they'd like called up and who are impressing them at the moment, the recent performance from the women at the SheBelieves Cup, Thierry Henry leaving Montreal and some juicy details about the Canadian Premier League's issues regarding player salaries. FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Northern Fútbol: @NorthernFutbol Peter Galindo: @GalindoPW Thomas Nef: @ThomasNef RUNNING ORDER: 1. John Herdman on player availability (3:10) 2. Potential March call-ups (9:00) 3. What will Ayo Akinola do? (24:26) 4. Provisional Olympic squad thoughts (29:45) 5. SheBelieves Cup takeaways (35:10) 6. Thierry Henry leaves Montreal (43:32) 7. CPL wage dispute/exclusive (50:57) Produced and edited by Peter Galindo
01:05:11
March 01, 2021