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Hosted by Ben Steiner, Peter Galindo and Alexandre Gangué-Ruzic, the Northern Fútbol Podcast analyzes the Canadian national teams, Canadians abroad, MLS, CPL and everything Canadian soccer. ✉️: northernfutbolshow@gmail.com.

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Hosted by Ben Steiner, Peter Galindo and Alexandre Gangué-Ruzic, the Northern Fútbol Podcast analyzes the Canadian national teams, Canadians abroad, MLS, CPL and everything Canadian soccer. ✉️: northernfutbolshow@gmail.com.

    Episode 140 – Canada Soccer leadership updates, Jamaica preview & Whitecaps an MLS Cup contender?!

    Episode 140 – Canada Soccer leadership updates, Jamaica preview & Whitecaps an MLS Cup contender?!

    Ben, Peter and Alex gather mere moments after Canada Soccer announced the timeline for the hiring of a permanent general secretary and MNT head coach. What does this news mean for the future of the program?

    The guys also preview the WNT's Olympic playoff vs. Jamaica, discuss the Vancouver Whitecaps' chances of winning MLS Cup, HFX Wanderers' stadium plan, the MNT left-wing depth chart and break down a solid performance from Luc de Fougerolles in the Football League Trophy!

    FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL:

    Northern Fútbol: @NorthernFutbol

    Peter Galindo: @GalindoPW

    Alex Gangué-Ruzic: @AlexGangueRuzic

    Ben Steiner: @BenSteiner00

    RUNNING ORDER:

    1:54 – CSA leadership updates

    13:10 – Canada vs. Jamaica first leg preview

    25:00 – No CanWNT at Pan Am Games

    29:00 – WNT players abroad to watch in Europe

    31:01 – Canada U-17 friendly preview

    35:34 – Hoilett to Vancouver thoughts

    40:02 – Can we expedite Gauld’s citizenship?

    46:24 – Vancouver’s odds of winning MLS Cup

    53:57 – Miljevic madness

    59:50 – Benefit’s of HFX’s permanent stadium plan

    1:03:58 – Nimick’s best fit if he moves clubs

    1:08:09 – Our CanMNT LW depth chart

    1:10:16 – Luc de Fougerolles impresses vs. English League 1 club

    1:13:03 – Potential surprise omissions or inclusions for Japan friendly

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Episode 139 – CanWNT roster revealed, Cavalry clinch and more!

    Episode 139 – CanWNT roster revealed, Cavalry clinch and more!

    Ben, Peter and Alex discuss the CanWNT roster reveal, break down the key talking points from the squad and discuss the importance of lower ticket prices for these games.

    They also recap Cavalry clinching a playoff spot, discuss the favourites for the North Star Shield and how the CPL can keep growing in local markets.

    Plus, a discussion on prospective MLS playoff teams, Alphonso Davies' future, League1 Canada teams qualifying for the Canadian Championship and more!

    FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL:

    Northern Fútbol: @NorthernFutbol

    Peter Galindo: @GalindoPW

    Alex Gangué-Ruzic: @AlexGangueRuzic

    Ben Steiner: @BenSteiner00

    RUNNING ORDER:

    1:10 – Breaking down the CanWNT roster to face Jamaica

    5:11 – Sold out BMO Field = sign of things to come?

    11:17 – Is Cavalry the favourite for the North Star Shield?

    17:02 – Steps to help grow local CPL markets

    25:07 – Córdova sold by Vancouver: what’s next?

    32:19 – Playoff expectations for Vancouver, Montreal 

    37:42 – Vilsaint, Saliba and Franklin’s stocks

    39:02 – Whitecaps academy tensions with NEXT Pro team?

    44:16 – Best fit for Davies: Bayern or Real Madrid?

    47:43 – Should Canada pivot to Farsi with Buchanan hurt?

    50:12 – Leon finally gets her move!

    52:58 – Potential expiring Canadian contracts to watch

    55:10 – Will CSB influence the CanMNT coaching hire?

    57:04 – Could Hugo Pérez be a legit coaching candidate?

    1:01:04 – Breaking down the League1 teams to qualify for CanChamp

    1:08:08 – How to add more League1 clubs to the CanChamp

    1:11:02 – Re-aligning the U Sports pyramid

    Produced by Peter Galindo.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Episode 138 – What can Canada Soccer learn from Canada Basketball?

    Episode 138 – What can Canada Soccer learn from Canada Basketball?

    Ben, Peter and Alex kick off the show discussing the latest hitch in Saskatoon's CPL expansion bid, what this means for future expansion and more.

    The guys also discuss the CPL playoff race, Goteh Ntignee's move to Annecy, whether Toronto FC's success translates to Canadian soccer's success, the latest on Canadians abroad and other topical issues!

    FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL:

    Northern Fútbol: @NorthernFutbol

    Peter Galindo: @GalindoPW

    Alex Gangué-Ruzic: @AlexGangueRuzic

    Ben Steiner: @BenSteiner00

    RUNNING ORDER:

    1:30 – Saskatoon CPL hits a snag

    7:16 – What Saskatoon news means for CPL expansion

    10:58 – Ntignee to Ligue 2!

    17:26 – Who’ll come out on top in CPL playoff race?

    23:51 – Which CPL team has best shot at a Champions Cup run?

    30:11 – Is a good TFC good for Canadian soccer?

    37:23 – TSN’s MLS coverage

    41:10 – David stays at Lille: good or bad call?

    46:39 – Corbeanu’s odds of a call-up

    48:53 – Leon’s future at Man United

    51:44 – Could Hoilett move to TFC?

    56:06 – How CSA can right the wrongs of past 18 months

    1:00:56 – How Canada could look under Biello in October

    1:04:38 – Does Canada need a big-name coach?

    1:06:14 – What can Canada Soccer learn from Canada Basketball?

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Episode 137 - JOHN HERDMAN TO TORONTO FC?!?!

    Episode 137 - JOHN HERDMAN TO TORONTO FC?!?!

    🇨🇦🚨EMERGENCY PODCAST🇨🇦🚨



    Ben Steiner and Alex Gangue-Ruzic jump into the virtual studio mere hours after John Herdman announced that he will be joining Toronto FC as head coach, leaving Canada Soccer and the men's national team.



    The boys answer your questions and ponder what this means for Canada, Toronto FC, and who could possibly take the reigns of the men's national team ahead of a critical time for the program.



    FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL:

    Northern Fútbol: @NorthernFutbol

    Peter Galindo: @GalindoPW

    Alex Gangué-Ruzic: @AlexGangueRuzic

    Ben Steiner: @BenSteiner00

    • 49 min
    Episode 136 – What's next for Canada if Herdman leaves?

    Episode 136 – What's next for Canada if Herdman leaves?

    Ben, Peter and Alex gather to discuss the recent report of John Herdman being the frontrunner for the Toronto FC job and what could follow for the men's national team if he leaves.

    The guys also discuss the players' statement on the federation's recent (in)activity, the debuts of Sam Adekugbe and Richie Laryea and choose their best XI from Quebec!

    FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL:

    Northern Fútbol: @NorthernFutbol

    Peter Galindo: @GalindoPW

    Alex Gangué-Ruzic: @AlexGangueRuzic

    Ben Steiner: @BenSteiner00

    RUNNING ORDER:

    1:45 – Herdman the TFC frontrunner: will it happen?

    5:08 – Positives for CSA/MNT if Herdman leaves

    8:38 – Is Herdman the right hire for TFC?

    11:20 – Ideal/realistic scenario for a Herdman replacement

    13:14 – Is Canada reaping the benefits of hosting a World Cup?

    22:56 – Will the players and federation ever find common ground?

    28:01 – Vilsaint’s impact and Choiniere’s future

    33:19 – Saliba’s growth this season

    37:33 – Thoughts on Laryea’s and Adekugbe’s debuts

    45:30 – Why have there been fewer CPL transfers?

    49:41 – Possible Canadian Super Cup?

    53:54 – Potential destinations for Deanne Rose

    55:00 – Picking our Quebec XI and squad

    57:30 – Canada Red, White and Black XIs (Europe, CPL, MLS)

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 135 – Will John Herdman actually leave Canada for TFC?

    Episode 135 – Will John Herdman actually leave Canada for TFC?

    Ben, Peter and Alex are back together in Shaughnessy Ben's backyard to discuss the John Herdman to Toronto FC reports, the possibility of him leaving the men's national team and who could replace him if he accepts the job.

    The guys also discuss the latest in the CPL, MLS and our Canadians abroad before selecting their Ontario-born CanMNT XI!

    FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL:

    Northern Fútbol: @NorthernFutbol

    Peter Galindo: @GalindoPW

    Alex Gangué-Ruzic: @AlexGangueRuzic

    Ben Steiner: @BenSteiner00

    RUNNING ORDER:

    2:02 – Which NFP host would look the least out of place on the pitch with the CanMNT?

    6:15 – Avidly awaiting a Robbo return to TFC

    10:04 – Herdman linked to TFC… who’d replace him as CanMNT coach?

    17:04 – Who’s likelier to leave before the World Cup: Priestman or Herdman?

    18:19 – Factors behind the CanMNT not playing September friendlies

    19:26 – Potential for fresh faces in October?

    21:15 – York, HFX, Ottawa: Who’ll miss the playoffs?

    26:09 – Why isn’t Doneil Henry starting for HFX?

    29:41 – Nimick linked to MLS, Premier League

    31:55 – CPL coaches who are ready for the next step

    34:56 – Other CPL teams who could form a women’s team

    44:33 – How to attract more fans to CPL games given the CSB deal

    49:05 – TFC to clean house ASAP?

    52:07 – Will Giovinco actually return to TFC?

    54:54 – What to expect from Laryea, Adekugbe

    59:34 – Montreal & Vancouver players who deserve a call-up the most

    1:05:45 – Milan Borjan club update

    1:07:23 – Abzi’s stock on the rise

    1:09:23 – Knight-Lebel and de Fougerolles’ potential

    1:12:40 – Picking our Ontario-born CanMNT-eligible XI

    • 1 hr 17 min

Customer Reviews

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182 Ratings

182 Ratings

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Great Canadian football podcast

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Great Show

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