Northern Fútbol Podcast, 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.
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.)