Northern Fútbol Podcast, Episode 58: Previewing the start of a historic week 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.
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