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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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Oct 14, 2020

On this weeks episode, we talk about FC Edmonton's coaching vacancy and 6 candidates for the job. We also discuss the loan deals across the country.

This episode is brought to by;

Edmonton Community Foundation

ATB

Sep 30, 2020

On this weeks episode we look back at each teams performance at the Island Games including what we liked, what we didn't like and how they look heading into 2021.

This episode is brought to you by;

Unbelts

The Shared Mic podcast

Sep 23, 2020

On this weeks episode, we talk about the big news with FC Edmonton and that's Jeff Paulus stepping down as FC Edmonton's head coach. We talk about what this means for the club, and how his new roles will still be a huge positive for Edmonton soccer community.

We then move onto talking about the CPL Final between Forge and HFX. With Forge winning for a second year, we ask if this makes them a dynasty. We also ask if this years championship still has an asterisk next to it, like we assumed earlier in the year.

And finally, we wrap up the podcast with our overall thoughts on the Island Games including the level of play, the OneSoccer broadcast and presentation and more!

This weeks episode is brought to you by;

Edmonton Community Foundation

YEGPodFest 

Sep 16, 2020

On this weeks episode, we take a look at the statement released from FC Edmonton last week & how it's step in the right direction for ownership. It appears to take accountability for the results in 2020, but we're curious to see how it translates to real change.

We then move onto talk about the Group Stage results, and the surprise in Halifax making the final against Forge.

And finally, we talk about the MVP discussion. Should it be Bustos' or is there another player more deserving of the award?

This episode is brought to you by;

Edmonton Community Foundation

YEGPodFest

Sep 9, 2020

We begin this weeks episode on a somber note again, as we pay our respects to another former Eddie who lost their life this past week in Alex Semenets. We look back at the 2011 Eddies that Alex was a part of and how he embodied what that years team was about.

We then move onto talking about the past week in games, including FC Edmonton finishing the tournament with no wins. We look at what went wrong for this team, who impressed us, who disappointed and how the offseason could/should play out.

And to wrap this episode up, we discuss the second stage of matches between the top 4 teams and who we like to move on to the finals.

This weeks episode is brought to you by;

Unbelts

CPA Alberta

Sep 2, 2020

On this weeks episode, we recap the last week of matches, including some very surprising results. We also look ahead to the final week of the opening stage of the Island Games and pick each of our top 4 teams.

We also discuss some comments that came from FC Edmonton head coach Jeff Paulus suggesting his time may be nearing it's end. We look at the string of results that lead Edmonton to where they are now, and if it really is all on the coach. 

If you're able to, please contribute to the Go Fund Me for our first captain Chris Kooy, who recently lost his life to prostate cancer. He has left behind his wife and daughter, and support for them would be much appreciated. You can donate here.

This weeks episode is brought to you by;

ATB

Park Power

Aug 26, 2020

On this weeks episode, we start with sending our condolences to Chris Kooy's family and friends as he lost his battle with cancer this past weekend. If you're able to, please contribute to the Go Fund Me for our first captain Chris Kooy, who's in an extremely difficult battle with cancer right now. You can donate here.

We then move onto talking about the past weeks games and how the table has changed from our expectations. We also look ahead to the next busy week, which includes 3 FC Edmonton games.

This weeks episode is brought to you by;

Park Power

CPA Alberta

Aug 19, 2020

On this weeks episode, we finally return to talking about actual games. We recap the first 6 games played and discuss who's impressed us and who hasn't. We also take a bit of a longer look at FC Edmonton's play, the new formation, and the individual performances in their tough loss.

We also look ahead to the next week of games, and give our predictions on how we see the games being played out.

If you're able to, please contribute to the Go Fund Me for our first captain Chris Kooy, who's in an extremely difficult battle with cancer right now. You can donate here.

This episode is brought to you by;

Edmonton Community Foundation

World on Fire

Aug 12, 2020

On this weeks episode we start by looking at the controversy surrounding the Canadian Premier League schedule, their response to fan reaction and willingness to adjust the kick off times.

We then move on to talking about the changes at OneSoccer, including the latest docu-series they are airing called "Bringing it Home."

And finally, we preview each of the teams heading into this short & strange season. We discuss what we like about each club and what concerns us. We also offer our picks for the first week of games in the 2020 season.

If you're able to, please contribute to the Go Fund Me for our first captain Chris Kooy, who's in an extremely difficult battle with cancer right now. You can donate here.

This episode is brought to you by;

Alberta Podcast Network

Taproot Edmonton

Aug 5, 2020

On this weeks episode, we return with a bunch of CPL news to discuss. The Canadian Premier League has announced tournament for the 2020 season in Prince Edward Island, dubbed "The Island Games." We also discuss the format of the tournament, how it can help a young league foster rivalries and who it could favour.

We then look at "The Collective," which we were initially skeptical of as a supporters group but now see it as a bundle to help support the team and league in a year where we can't support by going to games.

And finally, we finish the lengthy podcast up by discussing the new away or "City" jerseys. We discuss the overall theme across the league, as well as discuss the execution on how each club managed to represent their home with these contemporary jerseys.

This episode is brought to you by;

Edmonton Community Foundation

ATB

Jul 22, 2020

On this weeks episode, we discuss our growing frustrations in with the lack of a return to play plan from the Canadian Premier League. We also discuss our coming hiatus until the league announces it's intentions for the 2020 season.

This episode is brought to you by;

Straight From the CPA's Mouth

ATB

Jul 15, 2020

On this weeks episode, we return to talking about the Canadian Premier League. A return to play plan seems like it's very close to being announced, so we try to guess what that might look like. We also ask why it's taking so long to announce something, why aren't we seeing more creativity from the league & more.

This episode is brought to you by;

Park Power

Alberta Podcast Network

Jul 8, 2020

On this weeks episode we discuss the end of the NASL with the 2016 and 2017 seasons, which marked the end of the league and a number of teams involved.

This weeks episode is brought to you by;

Edmonton Community Foundation

ATB

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.

This episode was brought to you by;

The Loop

Taproot Edmonton 

May 20, 2020

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

This episode is brought to you by;

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!

This episode is brought to you by;

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!

This episode is brought to you by;

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.

This episode is brought to you by;

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.

This weeks episode is brought to you by;

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

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