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Episode 42: Paul James on Soccer

In this episode of the Paul James on Soccer podcast, Paul speaks candidly about his new book, Cracked Open, discussing his struggle with drug addiction, his reasons for writing his book and outlining the process that he undertook while writing about his life and his very personal story. He also reads an excerpt from Cracked Open. Visit Paul James and order his book at www.pauljamescrackedopen.ca.

--2012 FEB 14
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Episode 42: Paul James on Soccer

Episode 41: Paul James on Soccer

In this episode of the Paul James on Soccer podcast, Paul provides his thoughts on the Canadian Soccer Association's recent announcement that the Canadian Men's National Team will play all of its 2012 home World Cup qualifiers in Toronto at BMO Field. He also discusses the selection of the United States as the opponent for Canada in their last friendly before their second round of World Cup qualifying kicks off. Paul discusses the Vancouver Whitecaps acquisition of Sebastian Le Toux and their hiring of Carl Robinson as an Assistant Coach, as well as breaks down Toronto FC's offseason roster moves. He also provides his analysis the Canadian Women's National Team's performance at the recent CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Vancouver. Lastly, Paul provides a quick teaser about his upcoming book.

--2012 FEB 7
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Episode 41: Paul James on Soccer

Episode 40: Paul James on Soccer

In this episode of the Paul James on Soccer podcast, former Canadian International and Vancouver Whitecaps defender Chris Williams sits in again for Paul and discusses a wide range of topics related to the performance of the Canadian Women's National Team at the CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Vancouver. He also provides his thoughts on Josh Simpson's recent decision to terminate his contract with Manisaspor due to unpaid wages and his signing with BSC Young Boys in Switzerland. Chris also breaks down Toronto FC's offseason and their signing of defender Geovanny Caicedo, as well as provides his opinion on the state of the Whitecaps attack heading into their second MLS campaign and Vancouver's decision to release Designated Player Mustapha Jarju.

--2012 JAN 31
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Episode 40: Paul James on Soccer

Episode 39: Paul James on Soccer

In this episode of the Paul James on Soccer podcast, Marius Rovde, goalkeeper coach with both the U20 and U17 Canadian National teams and the Vancouver Whitecaps, sits in for Paul and discusses the state of the Canadian Men's National Team keeper pool, the next generation of Canadian keepers, what he looks for when trying to find young keepers with the potential to move on to the professional and International levels and how the young talent that Canada has at the keeper position compares to that of other CONCACAF countries. He also provides his thoughts on the general state of youth player development in Canada, the importance of having at least one of the Canadian MLS clubs competing in the 2012 MLS Playoffs and the performance of John Herdman and the Canadian Women's National Team at the 2012 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying tournament in Vancouver.

--2012 JAN 25
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Episode 39: Paul James on Soccer

Episode 38: Paul James on Soccer

In this episode of the Paul James on Soccer podcast, we kick off six weeks of guests sitting in for Paul. First up is former Canadian International and Vancouver Whitecaps defender Chris Williams, who discusses the recent purchase of MLSE by Rogers and Bell and the ramifications for Toronto FC. Chris also provides his analysis of the resignation of Vancouver Whitecaps CEO Paul Barber, the Whitecaps signing of South Korea International Lee-Young Pyo, Vancouver Head Coach Martin Rennie and Toronto FC's recent signing of winger Reggie Lambe. Lastly, Chris provides his picks for the Canadian players who shone the brightest in 2011.

--2011 DEC 13
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Episode 38: Paul James on Soccer

Episode 37: Paul James on Soccer

In this episode of the Paul James on Soccer podcast, Paul provides his position opinions on the recent signal by Jonathan de Guzman that he would like play for Canada and the hiring of Nick Dasovic as the new Head Coach for the Canadian Men’s Under-20 national team. He also discusses Junior Hoilett and Stephen Hart and provides his picks for the Male and Female Canadian Players of the Year for 2011. Paul also breaks down the rumoured news that Toronto FC have re-signed Joao Plata and talks about the recent announcement that Terry Dunfield is recovering from hernia surgery. He also provides commentary on the resignation of Stuart Neely as TFC Academy Director, Toronto's recent acquisition of former FC Dallas defender Jeremy Hall and the Whitecaps trading of Shea Salinas to San Jose for allocation money.

--2011 DEC 6
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Episode 37: Paul James on Soccer

Episode 36: Paul James on Soccer

In this episode of the Paul James on Soccer podcast, Paul breaks down Montreal's picks in the MLS Expansion Draft, touts their acquisitions of Donovan Ricketts and Davy Arnaud and discusses Brian Ching's unhappiness around being selected in the Expansion Draft. He also discusses the Expansion Draft from the standpoint of Toronto FC and the Vancouver Whitecaps and talks about the player that Montreal will be getting in Jeb Brovsky. Paul also provides his analysis of the recent rumour that Toronto FC are considering bringing former TFC midfielder Pablo Vitti back to the team and discusses where the MLS ranks in the global football pecking order. In a discussion centred on youth player development, Paul discusses the pros and cons of staying in North America versus going to Europe and provides his thoughts on a recent RedNation interview with Bobby Graham of the Winstars Soccer Consulting and Academy. Lastly, Paul answers a question submitted by a listener pertaining to his recent comm...

--2011 NOV 29
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Episode 36: Paul James on Soccer

Episode 35: Paul James on Soccer

In this episode of the Paul James on Soccer podcast, Paul speaks at length regarding the Canadian Men's National Team as he breaks down Canada's 4-0 victory over St. Kitts in World Cup Qualifying, discusses the potential and merits of David Edgar, Adam Straith, Ashtone Morgan, Nik Ledgerwood and Tosaint Ricketts, and provides his thoughts on Dwayne De Rosario's achievement of tying Dale Mitchell as Canada's All Time Leading Scorer. He also discusses the recent announcement that De Rosario has been named as the first ever Canadian player to win the MLS MVP award and gives his commentary on the Los Angeles Galaxy's 1-0 win over the Houston Dynamo in the MLS Cup final. Lastly, in some interesting Vancouver Whitecaps talk, Paul discusses the signing of Bryce Alderson, the possible conversion of Gershon Koffie to a right back and how the Major League Soccer move to an unbalanced schedule should benefit a Whitecaps side that endured a very heavy travel load during their first season in th...

--2011 NOV 23
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Episode 35: Paul James on Soccer

Episode 34: Paul James on Soccer

In this episode of the Paul James on Soccer podcast, Paul pulls no punches in assessing Canada's lacklustre performance in World Cup qualifying against St. Kitts and looks forward to the big challenges the team will face in the next round against higher quality opposition. He also discusses the recent announcement by former Vancouver Whitecaps and Montreal Impact player David Testo, who has joined the rare group of professional athletes who have announced publicly that they are gay. Paul also talks about the MLS Cup Final, touts the success of Andre Hainault and the Houston Dynamo and explains why staying with the Los Angeles Galaxy is the best option for global superstar David Beckham. Lastly, Paul provides his opinions on which players Toronto FC should protect in the upcoming MLS Expansion Draft.

--2011 NOV 15
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Episode 34: Paul James on Soccer

Episode 33: Paul James on Soccer

In this episode of the Paul James on Soccer podcast, Paul provides his thoughts on Canada's roster for the team's World Cup qualifying matches against St. Kitts and Nevis, the return of Patrice Bernier to the National Team fold and the recent decision by defender Andre Hainault to turn down a call-up in order to focus on the MLS Playoffs with his club team, the Houston Dynamo. He also discusses Toronto FC's decision to release Demetrius Omphroy and Matt Gold, TFC's apparent move away from NCAA players in favour of developing their own players via their Academy system and why the college system is still a vital mechanism for both the MLS and the players in the league. Paul also provides his pick for which CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal opponent would provide Toronto with the best chance to move to the semi-finals of the competition and explains why TFC should play their home Champions League fixture in March at the Rogers Centre. Lastly, he provides his analysis of Martin Ren...

--2011 NOV 8
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Episode 33: Paul James on Soccer

Latest Episodes

Episode 42: Paul James on Soccer

In this episode of the Paul James on Soccer podcast, Paul speaks candidly about his new book, Cracked Open, discussing his struggle with drug addiction, his reasons for writing his book and outlining the process that he undertook while writing about his life and his very personal story. He also reads an excerpt from Cracked Open. Visit Paul James and order his book at www.pauljamescrackedopen.ca.

--2012 FEB 14
Comments
Episode 42: Paul James on Soccer

Episode 41: Paul James on Soccer

In this episode of the Paul James on Soccer podcast, Paul provides his thoughts on the Canadian Soccer Association's recent announcement that the Canadian Men's National Team will play all of its 2012 home World Cup qualifiers in Toronto at BMO Field. He also discusses the selection of the United States as the opponent for Canada in their last friendly before their second round of World Cup qualifying kicks off. Paul discusses the Vancouver Whitecaps acquisition of Sebastian Le Toux and their hiring of Carl Robinson as an Assistant Coach, as well as breaks down Toronto FC's offseason roster moves. He also provides his analysis the Canadian Women's National Team's performance at the recent CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Vancouver. Lastly, Paul provides a quick teaser about his upcoming book.

--2012 FEB 7
Comments
Episode 41: Paul James on Soccer

Episode 40: Paul James on Soccer

In this episode of the Paul James on Soccer podcast, former Canadian International and Vancouver Whitecaps defender Chris Williams sits in again for Paul and discusses a wide range of topics related to the performance of the Canadian Women's National Team at the CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Vancouver. He also provides his thoughts on Josh Simpson's recent decision to terminate his contract with Manisaspor due to unpaid wages and his signing with BSC Young Boys in Switzerland. Chris also breaks down Toronto FC's offseason and their signing of defender Geovanny Caicedo, as well as provides his opinion on the state of the Whitecaps attack heading into their second MLS campaign and Vancouver's decision to release Designated Player Mustapha Jarju.

--2012 JAN 31
Comments
Episode 40: Paul James on Soccer

Episode 39: Paul James on Soccer

In this episode of the Paul James on Soccer podcast, Marius Rovde, goalkeeper coach with both the U20 and U17 Canadian National teams and the Vancouver Whitecaps, sits in for Paul and discusses the state of the Canadian Men's National Team keeper pool, the next generation of Canadian keepers, what he looks for when trying to find young keepers with the potential to move on to the professional and International levels and how the young talent that Canada has at the keeper position compares to that of other CONCACAF countries. He also provides his thoughts on the general state of youth player development in Canada, the importance of having at least one of the Canadian MLS clubs competing in the 2012 MLS Playoffs and the performance of John Herdman and the Canadian Women's National Team at the 2012 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying tournament in Vancouver.

--2012 JAN 25
Comments
Episode 39: Paul James on Soccer

Episode 38: Paul James on Soccer

In this episode of the Paul James on Soccer podcast, we kick off six weeks of guests sitting in for Paul. First up is former Canadian International and Vancouver Whitecaps defender Chris Williams, who discusses the recent purchase of MLSE by Rogers and Bell and the ramifications for Toronto FC. Chris also provides his analysis of the resignation of Vancouver Whitecaps CEO Paul Barber, the Whitecaps signing of South Korea International Lee-Young Pyo, Vancouver Head Coach Martin Rennie and Toronto FC's recent signing of winger Reggie Lambe. Lastly, Chris provides his picks for the Canadian players who shone the brightest in 2011.

--2011 DEC 13
Comments
Episode 38: Paul James on Soccer

Episode 37: Paul James on Soccer

In this episode of the Paul James on Soccer podcast, Paul provides his position opinions on the recent signal by Jonathan de Guzman that he would like play for Canada and the hiring of Nick Dasovic as the new Head Coach for the Canadian Men’s Under-20 national team. He also discusses Junior Hoilett and Stephen Hart and provides his picks for the Male and Female Canadian Players of the Year for 2011. Paul also breaks down the rumoured news that Toronto FC have re-signed Joao Plata and talks about the recent announcement that Terry Dunfield is recovering from hernia surgery. He also provides commentary on the resignation of Stuart Neely as TFC Academy Director, Toronto's recent acquisition of former FC Dallas defender Jeremy Hall and the Whitecaps trading of Shea Salinas to San Jose for allocation money.

--2011 DEC 6
Comments
Episode 37: Paul James on Soccer

Episode 36: Paul James on Soccer

In this episode of the Paul James on Soccer podcast, Paul breaks down Montreal's picks in the MLS Expansion Draft, touts their acquisitions of Donovan Ricketts and Davy Arnaud and discusses Brian Ching's unhappiness around being selected in the Expansion Draft. He also discusses the Expansion Draft from the standpoint of Toronto FC and the Vancouver Whitecaps and talks about the player that Montreal will be getting in Jeb Brovsky. Paul also provides his analysis of the recent rumour that Toronto FC are considering bringing former TFC midfielder Pablo Vitti back to the team and discusses where the MLS ranks in the global football pecking order. In a discussion centred on youth player development, Paul discusses the pros and cons of staying in North America versus going to Europe and provides his thoughts on a recent RedNation interview with Bobby Graham of the Winstars Soccer Consulting and Academy. Lastly, Paul answers a question submitted by a listener pertaining to his recent comm...

--2011 NOV 29
Comments
Episode 36: Paul James on Soccer

Episode 35: Paul James on Soccer

In this episode of the Paul James on Soccer podcast, Paul speaks at length regarding the Canadian Men's National Team as he breaks down Canada's 4-0 victory over St. Kitts in World Cup Qualifying, discusses the potential and merits of David Edgar, Adam Straith, Ashtone Morgan, Nik Ledgerwood and Tosaint Ricketts, and provides his thoughts on Dwayne De Rosario's achievement of tying Dale Mitchell as Canada's All Time Leading Scorer. He also discusses the recent announcement that De Rosario has been named as the first ever Canadian player to win the MLS MVP award and gives his commentary on the Los Angeles Galaxy's 1-0 win over the Houston Dynamo in the MLS Cup final. Lastly, in some interesting Vancouver Whitecaps talk, Paul discusses the signing of Bryce Alderson, the possible conversion of Gershon Koffie to a right back and how the Major League Soccer move to an unbalanced schedule should benefit a Whitecaps side that endured a very heavy travel load during their first season in th...

--2011 NOV 23
Comments
Episode 35: Paul James on Soccer

Episode 34: Paul James on Soccer

In this episode of the Paul James on Soccer podcast, Paul pulls no punches in assessing Canada's lacklustre performance in World Cup qualifying against St. Kitts and looks forward to the big challenges the team will face in the next round against higher quality opposition. He also discusses the recent announcement by former Vancouver Whitecaps and Montreal Impact player David Testo, who has joined the rare group of professional athletes who have announced publicly that they are gay. Paul also talks about the MLS Cup Final, touts the success of Andre Hainault and the Houston Dynamo and explains why staying with the Los Angeles Galaxy is the best option for global superstar David Beckham. Lastly, Paul provides his opinions on which players Toronto FC should protect in the upcoming MLS Expansion Draft.

--2011 NOV 15
Comments
Episode 34: Paul James on Soccer

Episode 33: Paul James on Soccer

In this episode of the Paul James on Soccer podcast, Paul provides his thoughts on Canada's roster for the team's World Cup qualifying matches against St. Kitts and Nevis, the return of Patrice Bernier to the National Team fold and the recent decision by defender Andre Hainault to turn down a call-up in order to focus on the MLS Playoffs with his club team, the Houston Dynamo. He also discusses Toronto FC's decision to release Demetrius Omphroy and Matt Gold, TFC's apparent move away from NCAA players in favour of developing their own players via their Academy system and why the college system is still a vital mechanism for both the MLS and the players in the league. Paul also provides his pick for which CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal opponent would provide Toronto with the best chance to move to the semi-finals of the competition and explains why TFC should play their home Champions League fixture in March at the Rogers Centre. Lastly, he provides his analysis of Martin Ren...

--2011 NOV 8
Comments
Episode 33: Paul James on Soccer
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