AFTN Soccer Show (Vancouver Whitecaps/MLS)

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

Vancouver Whitecaps are still top of the West, with five games remaining. With four of those matches on the road, the 'Caps will need to be at their best to stay there and it gets off to a tricky start with a trip to Seattle on Wednesday evening.

We preview that match with Radio Cascadia's Steven Agen. Can the 'Caps extend their unbeaten run to eight? Are the Sounders slumping? How will Fredy Montero be received? All this and a lot more Cascadia Cup chat.

We also hear from Fredy Montero himself about heading back to his old haunts, plus Carl Robinson, David Ousted, and Jordan Harvey chat to us about how the 'Caps need to approach this season run-in against their closest challengers.

We also look back at Saturday's win over Colorado Rapids and hear from both head coaches, and chat with Kendall Waston about his season so far.

Due to some technical issues stationwide at CiTR radio, the podcast of Sunday's AFTN Soccer Show will not be available for a couple of days. As such we've used some of the audio from Sunday's show with newly recorded links inbetween them. We'll be bringing out a specially edited version of Sunday's show now later in the week (as Episode 222) and add in some post Seattle stuff, so watch you podcast feeds for that.

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After a weekend of high drama, Vancouver Whitecaps showed that they're still the daddy of the MLS Western Conference.

As the 'Caps grabbed a dramatic stoppage time equaliser to salvage a point against Columbus Crew, Tony Tchani and Kekuta Manneh stole all the headlines. We look back at all the main talking points and highs and lows of the match and hear from both head coaches, Vancouver's Carl Robinson and Columbus' Gregg Berhalter

We also look at whether the Crew are dark horses for the MLS Cup and chat with Kekuta Manneh after scoring in his emotional return to Vancouver.

Our feature interview this week is with 'Caps coach Carl Robinson. We sit down with Robbo for an in-depth chat to explore his psyche, what makes him tick, how he builds and plays his teams, and the rest of the season ahead, plus is it actually better to have had Yordy Reyna injured and now flying when it matters?

Plus we talk football with the legend that is actor Ray Winstone as we chat about Saturday's charity match at BC Place, West Ham, the Whitecaps, MLS, and more.

All this and we preview next weekend's Colorado Rapids game, find out if Stefan Marinovic fancies a chocolate digestive, and The Cockney Rejects make their first appearance in our Wavelength section.

Here's the full episode rundown:

03:28: Vancouver v Columbus review and analysis
15.43: Carl Robinson and Gregg Berhalter postgame audio
21.10: Vancouver v Columbus standout players
25.57: Are Columbus Crew dark horses for MLS Cup>
28.58: Kekuta Manneh interview and chat
34.39: The state of the West and Colorado Rapids preview
46.10: Anyone Fancy A Chocolate Digestive with Stefan Marinovic
48.37: Carl Robinson interview
70.04: Where would the 'Caps or Reyna be if he'd been healthy all year?
74.51: BC Soccer Web headlines
89.07: Ray Winstone interview
95.19: Flash Five - Best former Whitecaps still in MLS
100.34: Wavelength - The Cockney Rejects

The AFTN Soccer Show is brought to you in partnership with BCsoccerweb.com, your one stop site for all your BC, Canadian, and North American soccer news and links.

Have a listen!

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Top of the Western Conference bay bay. That's where Vancouver Whitecaps find themselves this morning and long may it stay that way!

Wednesday night's 3-0 win over Minnesota United sent the 'Caps to the summit. We look back at the match and hear from both head coaches, Carl Robinson and Adrian Heath.

It's a week of homecomings in Vancouver as two former players take the pitch against the 'Caps. Wednesday saw one of the MLS originals back in town, New Zealand defender Michael Boxall, while Kekuta Manneh faces off against his first pro team on Saturday.

We chat in-depth with both about their times in Vancouver, moving on to pastures new, and how their current seasons are going.

And there's still time to hear from another Kiwi, current 'Caps 'keeper Stefan Marinovic and take a look ahead to Saturday's visit by Columbus Crew.

Here's the full episode rundown:

01.40: Vancouver v Minnesota review and analysis
10.03 : Carl Robinson and Adrian Heath postgame audio
16.30 : Michael Boxall interview
28.03 : Kiwis in MLS chat and Stefan Marinovic interview
32.23 : Kekuta Manneh interview
49.39 : Vancouver v Columbus preview

The AFTN Soccer Show is brought to you in partnership with BCsoccerweb.com, your one stop site for all your BC, Canadian, and North American soccer news and links.

Have a listen!

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Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? The Whitecaps have won again. And they're in third place just off the lead.

Are they real deal? Can they sustain this good run of form to claim a first ever Western Conference title? They got a four game home stand off to a great start against Real Salt Lake. We look back at all the ins and outs, and highs and lows, from the 3-2 win and look ahead to the next two matches against Minnesota and Columbus.

Our feature interview this week is with a man who knows Columbus very well, midfielder Tony Tchani, plus we're joined on the phone by Philly.com reporter Jonathan Tannenwald and AFTN writer Chris Corrigan to look at all things MLS and Whitecaps.

All this, plus we talk ice cream with Robert Earnshaw, find out if Carl Valentine fancies a chocolate digestive, and The Business return for this week's Wavelength section.
Here's the full episode rundown:

01:34 Vancouver v RSL review and analysis
19.14: Carl Robinson and Mike Petke postgame audio
26.46: Vancouver v RSL standout players
28.01: Jonathan Tannenwald talks MLS
50.42: Anyone Fancy A Chocolate Digestive with Carl Valentine
54.07: Tweet Time
55.52: Chris Corrigan talks Whitecaps
65.14: Minnesota and Columbus previews
74.05: Tony Tchani interview
81.42: Whitecaps defensive midfielders and the future
87.03: Flash Five - Best African Whitecaps
93.50: Robert Earnshaw Ice Cream Man
98.19: BC Soccer Web headlines
110.39: Wavelength - The Business

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It's a bye week for Vancouver Whitecaps in MLS due to the international break. Seems the perfect time to have a roundtable discussion on the 'Caps season so far, the highlights and low points, and what may lie in store, and we're joined by Anna Namshirin to do just that.

We also catch up with Welsh legend Robert Earnshaw to chat about his transition into coaching and his new role as Whitecaps U17 assistant coach.

All this, plus our new gameshow Caps Countdown and there's more Welsh legends when Goldie Lookin' Chain are in this week's Wavelength section,
Here's the full episode rundown:

06.46: The 'Caps season so far and playoff hopes
25.43: 'Caps Countdown - Round One
30.54: The future is bright but is the future Robbo?
37.24: Player of the Year so far and the key down stretch
39.51: Does Robbo know his best team? Do we?!
42.38: I Don't Know What I Did That For with Alphonso Davies plus Canada v Jamaica chat
49.33: 'Caps Countdown - Round Two
52.57: Robert Earnshaw interview
64.21: The next Residency and WFC2 breakout stars
68.05: Flash Five - Canadian U23 men's midfielders
72.18: 'Caps Countdown - Round Three
76.49: BC Soccer Web headlines
86.52: Wavelength - Goldie Lookin' Chain
92.26: Caps Countdown - Round Four

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