AFTN Soccer Show (Vancouver Whitecaps/MLS)

The AFTN football/soccer podcast about Vancouver Whitecaps and Major League Soccer (MLS)

Cascadian derbies are very much like buses. Not only do you wait for one and then two come along, but they're also much better when you're on top.

And we're in a Cascadia Cup fervour right now at AFTN Towers, so much so that we are bringing you the first ever podcast to feature all four AFTN writers and podcasters!

Recorded live during Wednesday's Whitecaps U23 PDL game, episode 66 of "There's Still Time" looks at the fallout from Saturday's draw with Seattle and we get the scoop and definitive answer on the big talking point to come out of the Sounders game from Caps' coach Carl Robinson.

With another Cascadian clash coming fast, we also hear from Jordan Harvey, David Ousted and Jay DeMerit with their thoughts about what playing in these Cascadian derbies mean to them and how they compare to some of the other big derby games they've played in over the years.

As part of that, the Vancouver-Seattle rivalry is really growing and Carl Robinson tells us why.
And there's still time for the AFTN team to look ahead to the next derby clash this coming Sunday in Portland. How do the Timbers and Caps match up and who are the key players?

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After a short break to recover from the Canadian Championship penalty heartbreak, the AFTN Soccer Podcast is back.

Episode 65 is a Vancouver Whitecaps v Seattle Sounders postgame show.

We bring you all the chat and locker room audio from the exciting and controversial Cascadia Cup clash at BC Place.

Dodgy penalty? Daylight robbery? Call it what you like. We do but the Caps players and management have to be a little more guarded. We hear from coach Carl Robinson, goalscorers Erik Hurtado and Gershon Koffie and a despondent captain, and penalty conceder, Jay DeMerit.

On the flip side of the coin, we also head into the Seattle dressing room and hear from coach Sigi Schmid, US reject Brad Evans and well travelled Cascadia Cup veteran Kenny Cooper.

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May 13th, 2014 by aftn at 2:30 am

Episode 64 of the AFTN Soccer Podcast is another double whammy! It's both a Vancouver v Columbus postgame and Canadian Championship semi final preview show.

We pick over the bones of the Whitecaps first away win of the season in the 1-0 win over the Crew. Who stood out and what were the highs and lows from the game?

We also hear some thoughts on the game from two of the young guns, Omar Salgado and goalscorer Erik Hurtado.

Turning our attention to Wednesday, we look ahead to the Canadian Championship semi final second leg against Toronto. Can the Caps overturn the one goal deficit? Will Carl Robinson go young again? And will Toronto play to their full strength?

We're recording the podcast at TFC's training session at UBC, so we bring you some inside info from the enemy's camp and hear from Toronto head coach Ryan Nelson.

We also get the thoughts on the game from Carl Robinson, Jay DeMerit and Canadian Russell Teibert.

And there's still time to bring you a little bit of Whitecaps transfer gossip about a new South American heading Vancouver way. No names, no pack drills, just some teasing clues!

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Episode 63 of the AFTN Soccer Podcast is a double whammy! It's both a Vancouver v Toronto postgame show and a Columbus pregame show.

Two for the price of one, and since that price is free, that's pretty darn good value for money if you ask me!

AFTN's Steve Pandher and Jay Duke look back at the performance of the Caps' smoking young guns against TFC in Wednesday's Canadian Championship semi final first leg. A loss but a lot of positives to take from it.

Attention is then cast ahead to Saturday's game against Columbus in MLS action. Will there be any surprises in the line-up? Who steps up to fill the void left by the absence of both Kenny Miller and Darren Mattocks? Will the Caps' end their road duck for the season?

All this chat and more, and we hear some pregame thoughts from the Caps two centrebacks, Jay DeMerit and Andy O'Brien, and look at the rest of an eventful week in Whitecapsland.

And there's still time for Predictapooch to gaze into his crystal bowl and try and break his losing streak.

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Episode 62 of the AFTN Soccer Podcast is a Vancouver Whitecaps v San Jose Earthquakes postgame show, and also a Canadian Championship preview!

Going into May there were two monkeys on the Caps' backs. They still didn't have a win against Western Conference opposition and they just can't seem to win that elusive first Voyageurs Cup.

Well, after San Jose, that's one monkey well and truly shaken and one to go.

We look back at Vancouver's win over San Jose and the super quick start that saw them three up after the first 20 minutes. Who shone? What led to them coming out of the blocks so fast? And what does the immediate future hold in store for this team?

We have audio from both locker rooms after the game. We hear from Caps coach Carl Robinson, goalscorer Kekuta Manneh, goalkeeper David Ousted and captain Jay DeMerit for Vancouver and two goal man Chris Wondolowski and former Whitecap Shea Salinas for San Jose.

And there's still time to look ahead to Wednesday Canadian Championship semi final against Toronto. It's going to be a young Caps team that takes on TFC and we chat with two of them, goalkeeper Marco Carducci and midfielder Bryce Alderson about the game and more.

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Episode 61 of the AFTN Soccer Podcast looks ahead to the game between Vancouver Whitecaps v San Jose Earthquakes. It's the Caps' special 40th anniversary match but can they produce something special on the pitch?

We look at how the game may play out, what formation and line-up the Caps may adopt and hear the thoughts on the game from assistant coach Gordon Forrest.

Filling us in on all the Earthquakes team news and developments is San Jose Mercury News journalist Elliott Almond.

And there's still time to look at some of the main stories in Whitecapsland this week and get Predictapooch to cast his (fading) magic powers into the weekend's results.

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