AFTN Soccer Show (Vancouver Whitecaps/MLS)

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

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Vancouver Whitecaps have one foot in the CONCACAF Champions League semi-finals following last week's first leg at New York Red Bulls. Can they make history?

We look back at Wednesday's 1-1 draw and ahead to this Thursday's second leg. What went right? What were the concerns? And how confident should the 'Caps feel? We also hear the thoughts of Carl Robinson, Jordan Harvey, and Sheanon Williams.

There's a new Whitecap to talk about too - Brek Shea. He may not be in Vancouver yet, but we chat with 'Caps coach Carl Robinson about what interested him in the midfielder, his plans for him with the team, and whether there's any concerns about the reputation that precedes the American international.

We also chat with Vancouver's first pick in this year's MLS SuperDraft, right back Jake Nerwinski about the whirlwind start to his pro career, playing in that Champions League game, and settling in to the pro ranks with the 'Caps.

And there's still time to turn our attentions to WFC2 and have a chat with new head coach Rich Fagan.

All this, music from I, Ludicrous in our Wavelength feature, and a lot more chat. Have a listen and note that this episode of the podcast contains an extra 15 minutes of audio not found in our CiTR radio broadcast edition.

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The Whitecaps finally have their number nine striker, but just as they get Fredy Montero, Yordy Reyna picks up an injury. Hopefully this isn't an ominous sign of the season to come in Vancouver.

In our latest episode, we chat with 'Caps coach Carl Robinson about the Montero acquisition and discuss what it will mean for the team.

He won't be playing in the Champions League game on Wednesday. We preview that match and look back at the horrific end to the 'Caps preseason.

Our player interview this week is a slightly terse chat with Russell Teibert and Serious Drinking feature in the latest 'Wavelength' segment.

All this and a lot more chat. Have a listen!

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Like a triangle, there's three sides to every story, at least that's how it feels in the world of football - the club's version, the fan's version, and the truth that most likely lies inbetween.

It's been a busy week both on and off the pitch in Whitecapsland.

The 'Caps were in action down in Portland in the Rose City Invitational. We look at what we may have learned about that so far and what we made of the first appearance of Yordy Reyna.

MLS Commissioner Don Garber was in town on Monday, speaking to the 'Caps, media, and supporters. We grilled him on the state of refereeing in the league and we bring you that chat in this episode of the show.

Our 'Wavelength' section returns, and we talk PJ's as the 'Caps launch their new home kit for the season. Saying it received a mixed reaction is perhaps being generous.

All this and a lot more chat about Monday's townhall, accountability and development, so have a listen!

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It's a new era for The AFTN Soccer Show. After four years, and 174 episodes, the podcast is taking to the airwaves at CiTR. Even 'Snowmageddon IV - Deep Trouble' won't stop us, the only Vancouver soccer show on FM radio.

And our first radio show is a packed affair, as we look at the latest Vancouver Whitecaps happenings. The preseason may be well underway but the 'Caps are still searching one or two final pieces as they look to return to the MLS playoffs. This year's attack could hold the key, and that's the focus of a lot of this week's show.

We chat with teenage phenom Alphonso Davies. He's continued to look exceptional and a real talent but after a whirlwind rookie year as a 15-year-old, how does he continue his rise? At the other end of the age scale, we sit down with veteran midfielder Christian Bolanos, about the season past, the season to come, and Costa Rica's recent heroics on the world stage.

The 'Caps are still needing a DP striker. One is coming, but as to when, no-one can be totally sure. Not even head coach Carl Robinson, and we chat with Robbo about Vancouver's continuing striker problem.

Have a listen!

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We're back for one final show from Wales as Vancouver Whitecaps wrap up their first of two preseason camps.

We look back at the latest game, what the camp has told us, and chat about some of the latest news and rumours out there in Whitecapsland.

This episode is something of a nod to the Goalkeepers Union as well. We sit down with the 'Caps new goalkeeping coach, Stewart Kerr, and chat with the number one man between the sticks, David Ousted.

So before we say hwyl fawr to Cymru for one last time, have a listen.

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