Northern Fútbol Podcast, Episode 40: How will Canada approach January window?
Seemingly everything happened this past week in Canadian soccer, but the boys have you covered! The boys 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.
Peter and Thomas move on to discuss domestic matters from Bob Bradley’s hire at Toronto FC to a preview of the CPL final. They even recap Forge FC’s incredible first leg versus Motagua and speak to Forge coach Bobby Smyrniotis about what lies ahead for the club.
The Canadians abroad mailbag returns after a week-long hiatus, but with a new twist. This week’s edition features updates on Damiano Pecile, Lucas Dias, Marcelo Flores and Luca Koleosho, among others. Plus, the guys deliver their thoughts on the Canadian women’s national team’s loss to Mexico.
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.