AFTN Soccer Show (Vancouver Whitecaps/MLS)

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

It's episode 70 of the AFTN podcast and we present to you a mash up or should that be a mish mash of styles, as we talk Vancouver Whitecaps and World Cup.

The Whitecaps were back in MLS "action" on Wednesday evening and we use that word very loosely in case the Trade Descriptions Act people get wind of it.

It may have been boring on the pitch but we have some lively post game chat about the match off it with guest Zachary Meisenheimer from Curva Collective.

What went wrong with Fun Boy Three up front? Were there any positives that could be taken from the performance? Too much rust or not enough Rusty? We look at all that and hear the post game thoughts of Caps' coach Carl Robinson.

Moving on from whatever that game was, we look ahead to the crucial Western Conference clash at the weekend with Colorado Rapids. A match that could have huge playoff implications down the playoff line.

And there's still time, a lot of it in fact, to discuss the group game stage of this year's World Cup and Jordan Harvey talks us through his emotions watching the US concede a late equaliser to Portugal. Who has impressed? Which players have shone? And just what countries don't I hate?!

Have a listen!

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Vancouver Whitecaps are back in training after their World Cup break and we're back with our second Caps' flavoured World Cup special podcast.

We hear from Jay DeMerit about what it was like to play in South Africa for the US in 2010, whilst Bobby Lenarduzzi shares some memories of turning out in Canada's first ever Finals appearance against France at Mexico 86.

Heading to Korea and Japan in 2002, Andy O'Brien tells us what it was like to be there as part of the Republic of Ireland squad and shares some of his favourite memories of watching the World Cup as a fan.

So does Carl Robinson, who talks Italia 90, what it would have meant to him to play in a World Cup finals and why he wants his players to have that chance to play at the top level.

And there's lots of Scotland/Wales/England banter too.

But it's not all World Cup chat. The Whitecaps returned to training this week, keen to build on their recent good run of form but to also shore up their defensive lapses.

We chat with Carl Robinson, Andy O'Brien and David Ousted about whether the World Cup break will be a momentum killer, how to stop the Caps' leaking goals and what it's like to be a defender in this modern age of going down at the first contact.

And there's still time to play you some more snippets from something that makes every World Cup complete for us, "quality" official and unofficial World Cup songs, including Canada's official song for the 1986 World Cup.

Have a listen!

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The waiting is over and the 2014 World Cup is underway. It may not have been an opening game classic, but there were enough talking points from the Brazil-Croatia game to keep most people happy.

But we have so much more to talk about than that in Episode 68 of "There's Still Time", the AFTN Soccer Podcast.

We're bringing you a World Cup podcast with a very Vancouver Whitecaps feel and theme to it, as we talk to some Caps about their countries, the World Cup and their memories.

First up, we bring you part of Steven Beitashour's conference call from Brazil as he tells us about life with the Iranian team, looks forward to their opening game with Nigeria and shares some of his earliest and fondest World Cup memories.

Iran get underway on Monday and that game is followed by the big clash between Ghana and the US. We bring you some thoughts from both sides as Gershon Koffie gives his thoughts on the Black Stars and Erik Hurtado on the Stars and Stripes, and both players tell us what it would mean to them to play at a World Cup Finals one day.

Then it's time for some Latin flair as Pedro Morales talks Chile, nearly making the 2010 World Cup squad and his favourite World Cup memories.

If that's not enough, Jay Duke and myself take a trip down World Cup memory lane ourselves.

And there's still time to play you some snippets from something that makes every World Cup complete, "quality" official and unofficial World Cup songs.

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Who can stop the mighty Whitecaps?!

Vancouver Whitecaps are on a roll. Life's a beach and that's why we've taken this special quick hit edition of the podcast on the road and to the sunny beaches of California this week.

It's just one man and his dog, as Michael McColl and his faithful companion Predictapooch look back on the Caps' win in Portland and ahead to Saturday's final game before the World Cup break, away to Philadelphia.

We also hear some audio about both games from Whitecaps' coach Carl Robinson.

And there's still time to hear what we're sure will be our question and quote of the year in AFTN's end of season awards.

No sea anemones, starfish or hermit crabs were hurt in the making of this episode.

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