AFTN Soccer Show (Vancouver Whitecaps/MLS)

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

Maybe it's fitting that for our Halloween show Vancouver Whitecaps and Seattle Sounders served up a horrific game of football at BC Place on Sunday night.

We pick over the dead carcass of that match, talk about the very brief highlights and standout players, and hear from both head coaches, Carl Robinson and Brian Schmetzer.

With that first leg thankfully laid to rest, we look ahead to part two on Thursday. How will both teams set up? Can it get any worse than Sunday? And do the 'Caps have a realistic chance of doing the business once again on the road when no-one expects it?

And to lighten the mood, Pa Modou Kah recites Vincent Price's part from Michael Jackson's "Thriller", Jake Nerwinksi talks favourite Halloween costumes, and James make a very welcome return to our Wavelength feature.

Here's the full episode rundown:

02.30: Vancouver v Seattle review and analysis
17.08: Carl Robinson and Mr Garrison postgame audio
26.20: Pa Modou Kah's Thriller
32.17: Vancouver v Seattle player and referee performances
53.02: Seattle v Vancouver - second leg preview and playoff format
68.10: Hey Halloween with Jake Nerwinski
76.46: The other MLS Playoff matches
85.20: BC Soccerweb headlines
93.59: Wavelength - James

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.

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History was made, but that's just what it is now. History. Time to go make some more.

Vancouver Whitecaps won their first ever MLS playoff game on Wednesday night. We look back at the momentous night and the 5-0 victory over San Jose Earthquakes, with the help of audio from 'Caps coach Carl Robinson and two goal super sub Nicolas Mezquida.

Seattle are next up and will be a far more formidable force for sure. We preview the two-legged affair and hear from the Seattle camp, from head coach Brian Schmetzer and goalkeeper Stefan Frei.

And we round off this midweek episode as we sit down with Whitecaps rookie right back Jake Nerwinski, to chat about his first season as a pro, the playoffs, and his US national team aspirations.

Here's the full episode rundown:

01.25: Vancouver v San Jose review and analysis
15.16: Carl Robinson and Chris Leitch postgame audio
19.55: Vancouver v San Jose players and tactics
24.09: Nicolas Mezquida audio
29.22: Vancouver v Seattle preview
34.32: Brian Schmetzter audio
38.57: Stefan Frei audio
42.00: Vancouver v Seattle preview - part two
46.49: Jake Nerwinski interview

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.

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Vancouver Whitecaps have limped into the playoffs. For the second straight week they had a chance to finish first in the West and for the second straight week, they blew it.

Joe Deasy and Gideon Hill join Steve in the studio to look over all the ins and outs of the 'Caps loss in Portland. What went wrong, what was with the line up, and did anyone stand out, in a good way? Plus we hear from both head coaches, Vancouver's Carl Robinson and Portland's Caleb Porter

We also have exclusive interviews with Whitecaps Jordan Harvey and Nosa Igiebor about the match, Nosa's debut, and the MLS playoff path ahead, plus Portland's game winner Darren Mattocks chats about sticking it to his old club.

Now that that regular season is done and dusted, we look ahead to the MLS playoffs, previewing Wednesday's knockout game against San Jose and giving our bracket predictions. And there's still time to chat with 'Caps goalkeeping coach Stewart Kerr about the Marinovic/Ousted conundrum, and see Goldie Lookin' Chain return again in this week's Wavelength.

Here's the full episode rundown:

00.44: Portland v Vancouver review and analysis
17.15: Carl Robinson and Caleb Porter postgame audio and chat
28.10: Darren Mattocks interview 32.36: Portland v Vancouver player performances
36.39: Nosa Igiebor interview and chat
43.38: Stewart Kerr interview and 'Caps goalkeeping discussion
54.35: San Jose playoff preview
68.22: Jordan Harvey interview
72.15: The week in MLS and playoff bracket
85.59: BC Soccerweb headlines inc Columbus Crew moving
105.33: Wavelength - Goldie Lookin' Chain (NSFW - Explicit Lyrics)

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.

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Well, Vancouver Whitecaps blew it. Their first Western Conference regular season title was there for the taking, but they couldn't get the job done against San Jose Earthquakes at home. We're joined by AFTN writer Joe Deasy to look back at the match, what went wrong, and are there any positives to take from it?

We'll also hear the thoughts of Whitecaps coach Carl Robinson and the Quakes' Chris Leitch after the game.

They get a do over though next weekend in Portland. We preview that match and how the 'Caps might set out their stall. We also look at the lie of the land in MLS and the various playoff possibilities and implications for Vancouver now. Plus we look at a crazy week of World Cup qualifiers and some Whitecaps connections to it all.

And there's still time to chat with WFC2 head coach Rich Fagan about a tough USL season, talk take out food with Tim Parker and Sultans of Ping FC feature again in this week's Wavelength.

Here's the full episode rundown:

03.51: Vancouver v San Jose review and analysis
21.30: Carl Robinson and Chris Leitch postgame audio
27.00: More Vancouver v San Jose chat and tweets
34.02: MLS lie of the land
44.42: Portland preview
52.53: What a week of World Cup qualifiers for Whitecaps
69.52:Tim Parker - Take Me Out
72.01: BC Soccerweb headlines
82.16: WFC2 chat and Rich Fagan interview
94.53: Wavelength - Sultans of Ping F.C.

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.

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The ups and downs of Vancouver Whitecaps' season have been on full display over the past two games. In true Forrest Gump style, you simply do not know what you're going to get from them, apart from perhaps not that much satisfaction in their performance.

We look back at the 'Caps capitulation against New York Red Bulls, and hear from both head coaches, Vancouver's Carl Robinson and New York's Jesse Marsch. What was behind the Whitecaps formation and performance? Did anyone stand out? Can we read much into how things played out?

We also look ahead to next weekend's match up with San Jose, how the MLS West might play out, and talk World Cup qualifiers and Kendall Waston's big night.

And there's still time to chat with Robert Earnshaw about his favourite season and talk take out food with Jordan Harvey.

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What a week in Whitecapsland!

It started with a horror show Cascadia derby defeat in Seattle, was followed by a smash and grab victory in Kansas City, and ended with Vancouver Whitecaps clinching a playoff spot and needing just three more points from their remaining games to grab a first round bye.

We look back at both matches, standout players, the Whitecaps tactics and hear from Vancouver head coach Carl Robinson and his Sporting KC counterpart Peter Vermes.

We also turn our attention to the upcoming World Cup qualifiers with some international Whitecaps, as we talk Costa Rica with Kendall Waston, and New Zealand with Stefan Marinovic and Deklan Wynne.

And there's still time to look at the death throes of WFC2, talk fish and chips with Robert Earnshaw, chat with Jordan Harvey about his favourite season, and have The Fall return for this week's Wavelength section.

Here's the full episode rundown:

02.29: Sporting KC v Vancouver review and analysis
15.10: Carl Robinson and Peter Vermes postgame audio
21.07: Sporting KC v Vancouver standout players
25.17: Seattle v Vancouver - a quick post mortem
30.30: Analysing the Whitecaps tactics
44.20: Robert Earnshaw on Fish and Chips
46.38: World Cup Whitecaps
52.01: Kendall Waston interview and Costa Rica chat
56.31: Stefan Marinovic and Deklan Wynne interviews, and New Zealand chat
70.57: Jordan Harvey's favourite season
75.26: BC Soccer Web headlines
86.52: Wavelength - The Fall
91.46: The future death of WFC2

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.

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