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Loyal Company of the River Valley Podcast

A podcast dedicated to FC Edmonton. Also covering Canadian Premier League. Much of what is said on this show is made under the influence of scotch, rum, beer and cigars.
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Jul 1, 2020

On this weeks episode, we talk about the 2014 and 2015 seasons. We talk about the promise of expansion, the Traffic USA scandal and how it affected the the status and growth of the NASL.

This episode is brought to you by;

Straight from the CPA's Mouth

Taproot Edmonton

Jun 24, 2020

On this weeks episode, we continue our NASL retrospective with a look at the 2012 and 2013 seasons. These seasons saw tremendous growth in potential and even the league begin to have division 1 aspirations.

This episode is brought to you by;

Park Power

Unit B Coworking

Jun 17, 2020

On this weeks episode, we take a look back at the first part of our NASL series and discuss the genesis of the league. We start with the 2010 USSF Division 2 Pro League that was temporarily created for a compromise between the feuding USL and NASL league and club ownership groups. We also look into the sanctioning drama the league faced before playing a single match. Plus weird eBay listings, clubs on hiatus and folding, clubs rebranding & more. And of course we take a look at how Edmonton fits into it all.

This weeks episode is brought to you by;

Straight From the CPA’s Mouth

Edmonton Community Foundation

Jun 10, 2020

On this weeks episode, we talk about the recent CanPL town hall on OneSoccer that featured David Clanachan. We discuss the update given on the alleged racist comments from Forge FC Assistant Coach Peter Reynders, expansion comments & more!

We are then joined by FC Edmonton striker Easton Ongaro. We talk about his meteoric rise in 2019, his university career, his 2020 expectations for himself and much more!

This weeks episode is brought to you by;

Taproot Edmonton

Edmonton Community Foundation

Jun 3, 2020

On this weeks episode, we look at the current social issues around black racism and the protests happening world wide. We also take a look at how it's affecting us close to home, including in the Canadian Premier League.

We also talk about the current issues we're hearing going on between the league and players regarding a return to play plan. With the players trying to organize a union that's acknowledged by the league, we look at how that could have improved relations through this process.

And finally, we rank the Atletico Ottawa kit with the rest of the CPL home kits that were released eariler.

This episode is brought to you by;

The Loop

Pod Power 

May 27, 2020

On this weeks episode, we look at what's currently going on around the North America and when we can all expect to see sports resume again (namely CPL). We then look at the ongoing drama around Valour and if they have a culture problem. We also discuss the upcoming Atletico Ottawa kit reveal. And finally we discuss the CPL playing out of one hub city for the 2020 season and where that location could be.

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The Loop

Taproot Edmonton 

May 20, 2020

On this weeks episode, we are joined by FC Edmonton goalkeeper Connor James!

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The Loop

Edmonton Community Foundation

May 13, 2020

On this weeks episode, we discuss the sale of Emilio Estevez to ADO Den Haag, as well as Easton Ongaro's conversation on OneSoccer.

We then move onto our conversation with FC Edmonton midfielder Son Yong-Chan. We talk about the adjustment to Canada, dealing with winter, the injury set back last season and what he's working on for 2020!

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Pod Power

Straight from the CPA's Mouth

May 6, 2020

On this weeks episode, we look at the top 10 moments in FC Edmonton's 10 year history!

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The Loop

Unit B Coworking

Apr 29, 2020

On this weeks episode, we continue to FC Edmonton Top Tens to celebrate 10 years of history. This week, we tackle the top ten FC Edmonton kits over the past 10 years.

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Park Power

Taproot Edmonton

Apr 22, 2020

On this weeks episode, we talk about a couple recent happenings around the league including the 25% wage reduction/deferral as well as the surprisingly timed announcement of the players union.

We then move onto our conversation with Jessica and Katie from For Kicks Podcast. We get caught up on where the CanWNT was before the pandemic heading into the Olympics, how them being postponed a year could help the team out as well as an update on the women's leagues they are typically following by now.

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Pod Power

Unit B Coworking 

Apr 15, 2020

On this weeks episode, we are joined by FC Edmonton head coach & interim general manager Jeff Paulus. We discuss how he's keeping the club together during this pandemic, his thoughts on former Eddies across the league and what he's expecting from his club when this season starts.

This episode is brought to you by;

The Loop

Edmonton Community Foundation

Apr 8, 2020

On this weeks episode, we are joined by special guest, FC Edmonton Goalkeeper Dylon Powley!

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Park Power

Unit B Coworking

Apr 2, 2020

On this weeks episode, we continue our top 10 series with a look at the top 10 saves in FC Edmonton's history!

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Taproot Edmonton

Pod Power

Mar 25, 2020

For this weeks episode, we take a much needed turn for the positive. We start with talking about the signing of Keven Aleman. We'll discuss how he fills a much needed hole on this roster and how the starting eleven looks with him in it.

We then move onto talking about the top FC Edmonton goals in the 10 years of their history. Of course it's a subjective list, but we tried to capture goals that were both nice and meant a lot for the club.

This episode is brought to you by;

Edmonton Community Foundation

Alberta Podcast Network powered by ATB

Mar 18, 2020

On this weeks episode, we get real and talk about the spread of COVID-19 in this country. It's a topic we touched on recently, but with how much everything has changed we found it important to discuss how the virus has impacted CPL and all the events around it. We also look at how it's affected other sports, countries and what's a reasonable time to expect a return to what is normal. We also look at some of the positive things happening around the community to help everyone get through these difficult times.

This episode is brought to you by;

The Loop Podcast

Park Power

Mar 11, 2020

On this weeks episode, we catch up on a variety of other topics with the news slowing down from the FC Edmonton perspective. First, we talk about the growing concern around COVID-19 (Corona virus) and how it's affecting the beautiful game around the world. We also look at how it can affect the upcoming start of the CPL season and if we should be worried about that at this point.

We then look at the announced of the Derbystar being the official match and training ball for 2020. Plus, it's available to purchase for fans in a few different options as well, unlike last season.

There's some former Eddies in the news this week. Bruno Zebie made some comments that may be controversial for some FC Edmonton supporters. Plus Atletico Ottawa sign a pair of former Eddies in Ben Fisk and Ajay Khabra.

We also take some time to applaud the initiative of the first female driven supporters group in the league, the Dames of York. 

This episode is brought to you by;

Unit B Coworking 

Seat Giant

Mar 4, 2020

On this weeks episode, we discuss the confirmation of Amer Didic being re-signed by FC Edmonton. With that seemingly being the last big roster move ahead of the season, we look at who we see as starting and what formations the club could use. We also talk about where he realistically see FC Edmonton finishing in the league table.

With the seven founding CPL clubs releasing their home kits last week, we do one of our favourite things and review the kits and give them our ratings out of 10. 

This episode is brought to you by;

Taproot Edmonton

ATB

Feb 26, 2020

On this weeks episode we look at the recently released schedule and how it changes the format from last season. We then dig into FC Edmonton's schedule, look at key dates and how balanced it looks compared to last seasons.

We then look into the home kit teases ahead of the full release this week. There's some elements that have been focused on and we try to extrapolate from that on what why will all look like.

We then look at some player news of interest. Former Eddie Ben Fisk won't be returning to Pacific, but will be staying in the league. Amer Didic has been released by the Whitecaps, but is he a slam dunk to return?

This episode is brought to you by;

Edmonton Community Foundation

Alberta Podcast Network powered by ATB

Feb 19, 2020

We start this weeks episode by talking about the eCPL, which is a partnership between EA Sports & the league for an official FIFA 20 competition. Does this mean anything for the CPL's chances in getting into an upcoming version of FIFA?

We then get a little grumpy (ok, Adam gets grumpy) about the lack of schedule and why we're seeing the same problems from last season already creeping into this year. We also touch on the Barton Street Battalion on the refreshed look, notably the presence of a star. Should supporter groups take on the star the club should be wearing?

Next we discuss the big deal of the Canadian men's national team playing a friendly at Westhills and how it could be a sign that CanPL markets are in play for hosting future men's and women's national games. We also talk about the unfortunate passing of York 9's mascot Yorky and how we should all be worried about killing off a robot from the future.

We then wrap up this episode with some FC Edmonton talk. We discuss the latest signing of Peruvian winger Raul Tito and how he fits into the lineup. There's also been rumours linking a young left back out of Vancouver to the team. And speaking of Vancouver, we wonder if Didic has a spot on the Whitecaps and the chances of him returning to FC Edmonton.

This episode is brought to you by;

Park Power

Noquest College

Feb 12, 2020

On this weeks episode, we bring in special guest Jack O'Brien. We discuss his journey in becoming an FC Edmonton supporter. We also talk about the Atletico Ottawa announcement & what we think of the identity. We then move on to talking about FC Edmonton's latest signings and what impact they may have on the club this season.

This episode is brought to you by;

Unit B Coworking

Seat Giant

Feb 5, 2020

On this weeks episode, we are joined by Thomas Nef. We talk about his background that lead him into becoming an aspiring sports journalist, what it has been like covering the league and so much more. We also talk about FC Edmonton's newest signing, Erik Zetterberg.

This episode is brought to you by;

Marvel: Universe of Superheroes

ATB

Jan 29, 2020

On this weeks episode, we are joined by another longtime FC Edmonton supporter, Tobi Oliva! We all talk about what being a supporter has done for all of us in creating unlikely friendships, professional opportunities and so much more.

We also talk about the soon to be announced Ottawa club, starting with the cheeky teaser from the league. We also try to guess when they'll start and how it can lead to a series of other announcements we're waiting on for this season.

We then wrap up by talking about FC Edmonton's latest signing, Duran Lee. We evaluate how the backline is looking now that it's nearly complete and what the club needs next.

This episode is brought to you by;

ATB

Unit B

Jan 22, 2020

Long time FC Edmonton supporter and former capo Dallas Walker joins us on this special episode! We talk about the current status of supporter culture in Edmonton, looking ahead to the next season and more! And since we're a part time Ottawa podcast, we discuss the latest happenings with the rumoured expansion for this year that is backed by Spanish giant Atletico Madrid!

This episode is brought to you by;

Park Power

Taproot Edmonton

Jan 15, 2020

This week, we talk about the historic National team debut for Amer Didic. He managed to get the first start, first cap and first goal of any CPL player. We also talk about the rumours of him being invited to the Whitecaps camp and the opportunity that is there for him.

We also talk about some news around the league, including Daryl Fordyce returning to Canada with Valour and what we can offer them.

And since we're a part time Ottawa podcast, we talk about the latest rumours that have foreign investment pushing for expansion in 2020.

This episode is brought to you by;

Marvel: Universe of Superheroes

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