AFTN Soccer Show (Vancouver Whitecaps/MLS)

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

The latest AFTN Soccer Show is out for another packed show of Vancouver Whitecaps, MLS, and Canadian football chat.

Another week, another derby for Vancouver Whitecaps. This time it's their second Canadian one of the season, with CF Montreal heading to Sandy, Utah. What threat do the Eastern Conference side pose? Was last week's loss to Colorado a blip or typical of what we can expect from the 'Caps this year? When will Vancouver score a goal from open play? Can they break down a stingy Montreal defence? So many questions!

Joe and Gideon delve into all of that and a lot more, and we get the thoughts of 'Caps coach Marc Dos Santos and Montreal's Wilfried Nancy heading into the game.

Last game saw the debut of the Whitecaps latest homegrown signing, midfielder Kamron Habibullah. We sit down with Kam to discuss signing his first pro deal, making his debut, his journey so far, and the path ahead.

Plus there's this week's Over/Under and Joe continues to MLSplain the league's finer points to his wife Caroline.

Here's the rundown for the main segments from the episode:

02.32: Thoughts on the 'Caps season so far
06.41: MLSplaining - El Traffico
12.27: CF Montreal - an overview
21.35: Over/Under
24.54: Kam Habibullah interview
41.25: How the Whitecaps will approach Montreal game
53.35: Coaches audio - Wilfried Nancy and Marc Dos Santos
65.50: Final Predictions

The latest AFTN Soccer Show is out for another packed show of Vancouver Whitecaps, MLS, and football chat.

The 'Caps unbeaten start to the season ended in Sandy, Utah on Sunday night with a 1-0 loss to their altitude buddies from Colorado. We pick over the bones of the match, look at all the lows, and hear the postgame thoughts from both head coaches, Marc Dos Santos and Robin Fraser.

We also look at all of the action around the MLS Western Conference this weekend and look ahead to next Saturday's Canadian derby with Montreal.

We turn our attention to refereeing for the rest of the show as we talk about the success of VAR in MLS and the introduction of concussion protocol substitutions as a trial this season. And can you scout referees the way you do opposing teams and players? We delve into all of that, plus we hear thoughts from PRO Referees GM Howard Webb, current MLS ref Ismael Elfath, Vice President of MLS Competitions Jeff Agoos, and MLS managers Marc Dos Santos and Jim Curtin.

All of this plus we open some more 2011 MLS Upper Deck cards and there's music from show faves Werd (SOS) and DLB, Adam and the Ants begin their residency as our Artists of the Month, and Yukari Fresh features in this week's Wavelength.

Here's the rundown for the main segments from the episode:

01.21: Intro and football cards
08.34: Vancouver v Colorado postgame analysis
37.27 Coach audio - Marc Dos Santos and Robin Fraser
42.51: More Whitecaps chat
56.52: MLS weekly round-up
91.43: Howard Webb and Ismael Elfath talk VAR in MLS
112.18: Scouting MLS refs with audio from MDS and Jim Curtin
124.00: Concussion substitutions discussions featuring Howard Webb, Ismael Elfath, and Jeff Agoos
140.32: MDS talks concussion protocols and concussion subs
144.04: Wavelength - Yukari Fresh - Paul Scholes

The latest AFTN Soccer Show is out for another packed show of Vancouver Whitecaps, MLS, and Canadian football chat.

The Whitecaps try to remain unbeaten this weekend against their altitude buddies from Colorado, but amazingly it's not part of the Rocky Mountain Cup.

Can we expect any changes to the Whitecaps starting line-up? How big a threat are the Rapids after their poor outing at home to Austin last weekend? Is Kellyn Acosta going to be the key in this one for the success of both sides?

We delve into all of that and a lot more, and get the thoughts of 'Caps coach Marc Dos Santos heading into the game. Plus there's this week's Over/Under and Joe continues to MLSplain the league's finer points to his wife Caroline.

Apr 25th, 2021 by aftn at 1:57 am

The latest AFTN Soccer Show is out for another packed show of Vancouver Whitecaps, MLS, and football chat.

The Whitecaps remain unbeaten in MLS after the week 2 action. Another derby game produced a draw this time against Toronto FC, but it was a point gained that felt like two lost in the end as the team suffered some self inflicted defensive lapses.

We pick over the bones of the game, hear from head coach Marc Dos Santos and goalscorer Andy Rose, look ahead to the next match with Colorado, and ponder where the 'Caps go from here in terms of team selection.

Plus we round-up the week's action in the MLS West, hear from jubilant Austin FC head coach Josh Wollf after their first ever MLS win, talk Superleague and whether the MLS model has turned heads in Europe, get the thoughts of MDS on the whole thing, and Halftime Oranges return in this week's Wavelength.

Here's the rundown for the main segments from the episode:

01.50: Intro and football cards
09.20: TFC v Whitecaps postgame analysis
32.57: Marc Dos Santos postgame audio
43.13: More Whitecaps chat - Colorado game and number 10 rumours
65.30: Andy Rose postgame audio
75.55: MLS Week In Review
98.35: Wavelength - Halftime Oranges - Any Team Will Do
104.48: The Superleague Shambles - including the thoughts of MDS

The latest AFTN Soccer Show is out for another packed show of Vancouver Whitecaps, MLS, and Canadian football chat.

Joe Deasy is back with another preview podcast and he's joined this week by Gideon Hill to look ahead to the Whitecaps' Canadian derby against Toronto FC in Orlando on Saturday.

What can we take from the 'Caps win over Portland last weekend and TFC's loss to Montreal? Will it be the same again for the 'Caps in terms of their line-up? How much of a factor with the Florida afternoon heat and humidity be? The guys delve into all of that and a lot more.

To get more of an insight into the Whitecaps opponents on Saturday, Kristin Knowles from the excellent Vocal Minority podcast joins us to chat all things TFC from their offseason changes to their CCL run to their prospects in MLS this year.

There's also audio from 'Caps coach Marc Dos Santos looking ahead to this weekend's match, and we chat with the two most recent arrivals into the 'Caps camp, Portuguese right back Bruno Gaspar and Brazilian midfielder Caio Alexandre to find out what made them make the move to MLS and what fans can expect to see from them this season.

Here's the rundown for the main segments from the episode:

01.31: In The Cold Light Of Day - Vancouver v Portland
08.44: Bruno Gaspar and Caio Alexandre audio
19.09: What can we expect from TFC on Saturday?
26.01: Kristin Knowles of The Vocal Minority podcast talks all things TFC
75.32: Beauty and the Beast
80.15: TFC v Whitecaps match preview
86.36: Marc Dos Santos looks ahead to TFC
92.30: Over/Under and Final Predictions

The latest AFTN Soccer Show is out for another packed show of Vancouver Whitecaps, MLS, and football chat.

The new MLS season is underway and the Whitecaps are off to a winning start. We look back at the highs, the lows, and the main talking points coming out of Vancouver's 1-0 win over Portland, and we hear some postgame thoughts from Marc Dos Santos, Lucas Cavallini, Maxime Crepeau, and Jake Nerwinski.

Plus we round up the MLS action from the weekend, hear from Austin FC head coach Josh Wolff after his side's first match in the league, and get the thoughts of Montreal's Wilfried Nancy, Mason Toye, and Djordje Mihailovic after their big Canadian derby win over Toronto. And talking of TFC, we look ahead to the Whitecaps meeting with them next weekend.

Our feature interview this week is with the Whitecaps Director of Performance Strategy, Research, and Innovation, Dr Ben Sporer as we talk all things Whitecaps performance, health, and fitness related. How do the team need to adjust for living and playing in the altitude of Utah? How has Covid shaped how the 'Caps approach things? How do you deal with players quarantining to get them up to speed as quickly as possible? We talk about all of that and more in a fascinating discussion.

Plus we chat with 'Caps DP striker Lucas Cavallini about the season ahead and his good form, talk European Superleague plans, and Toronto based band Kiwi Jr features in this episode's Wavelength.

Here's the rundown for the main segments from the episode:

01.33: Vancouver v Portland postgame analysis - with audio from MDS, Cavallini, Crepeau, and Nerwinski
46.08: Montreal and TFC chat - with audio from Nancy, Toye, and Mihailovic
: The Week In MLS - with audio from Austin FC's Josh Wolff
74.21: Dr Ben Sporer interview and health and fitness chat
98.39: Lucas Cavallini chat
103.40: European Superleague chat
116.30: Wavelength - Kiwi Jr - Football Money

The latest AFTN Soccer Show is out for another packed show of Vancouver Whitecaps, MLS, and Canadian football chat.

The 2021 MLS season got underway tonight but there's still two more sleeps until the Whitecaps are into their first competitive action of the new campaign. To help tide you over Joe Deasy and Peter Hicken are back with the first preview pod of the season.

What shape are the Whitecaps in heading into the match? How do the guys rate the preseason prep? Are they close to stopping Portland and just how good will the Timbers be this season?

We delve into all of that and a lot more, plus there's the first airing of our new game, Over/Under, and Joe's wife Caroline joins him for the new feature Beauty and the Beast, which tries to introduce MLS to a newbie!

The latest AFTN Soccer Show is out for another packed show of Vancouver Whitecaps, MLS, and Canadian football chat.

The 2021 MLS season gets underway on Friday night with a pair of matches, Saturday sees the Canadian derby between Toronto and Montreal played in Florida, and Sunday see's Vancouver host the first Cascadian derby of the season against Portland in Utah. It's going to be that kind of year.

There will be a lot of unpredictableness along the way in typical MLS fashion, but this is shaping up to be an entertaining season and already feels like a wide open one in the quest to raise the MLS Cup. We have you covered all the way from start to finish here at AFTN and to get you even more in the mood our latest daily episode this week previews the action ahead this season in both the Western and the Eastern Conferences.

Are there any favourites? Which teams have made the best offseason acquisitions and which sides have been surprisingly quiet? Can the Galaxy turn things around under Greg Vanney and how will TFC fare without him? Will the Sounders make it to yet another MLS Cup? Who will be the surprise packages in both conferences? We delve into all of that and a lot more, with audio from some of the players and coaches from around the league.

In the West, on the coaching side we hear from LAFC's Bob Bradley, LA Galaxy's Greg Vanney, Sporting KC's Peter Vermes, and Seattle's Brian Schmetzer, while on the playing side we have audio from Chicharito, Johnny Russell, and Mark Anthony Kaye.

In the East, we hear from Philadelphia's Jim Curtin, TFC's Chris Armas, and Montreal's Wilfried Nancy on the coaching side and from Atlanta United defender Brooks Lennon.

Here's the rundown for the main segments from the episode:

01.22: Intro and football cards chat
09.50: MLS Western Conference preview and audio
67.16: MLS Eastern Conference preview and audio

The latest AFTN Soccer Show is out for another packed show of Vancouver Whitecaps, MLS, and Canadian football chat.

We continue our build up to the start of the 2021 MLS season with an episode previewing what we can expect from the Whitecaps this season and we make some bold predictions.

Will the 'Caps be a playoff team? Will the defence and the attack improve enough to get them there? Who will be the breakout star? Do we finally have one, maybe two, double digit scorers on the team? We delve into all of that and a lot, lot more.

Plus Marc Dos Santos talks about the latest injuries going into Sunday's game against Portland and we feature PG Ciarletta in our latest Have You Heard? section.

The latest AFTN Soccer Show is out for another packed show of Vancouver Whitecaps, MLS, and Canadian football chat.

As we bring this show out there's five more sleeps till the Whitecaps kick off their 2021 MLS campaign, and three till the season itself starts on Friday night. There's a busy week in store and especially here at AFTN Towers as we look to bring you as many daily podcasts in the build up to First Kick as we can!

There'll be season previews for the Whitecaps and both conferences, bold predictions, a Timbers match preview, and some interviews and other audio from around the league thrown in as well. But we kick things off this episode by looking at Vancouver and Portland's final preparations for Sunday's season opener.

As the Whitecaps readied themselves with two preseason friendlies, the Timbers were going nap in CONCACAF Champions League action and look well ahead of the 'Caps going into Sunday's match. But football is a funny old game. We look at all that and ask Whitecaps head coach Marc Dos Santos and Timbers boss Gio Savarese for some thoughts on where their teams are right now.

All of that plus we find out if Whitecaps goalkeeper Evan Newton fancies a chocolate digestive, as he gives us an insight in his diet!

Here's the rundown for the main segments from the episode:

01.24: Intro and football cards chat
11.14: Whitecaps News of the Week
23.23: MDS talks preseason games and readiness
27.25: Breaking down the Chicago and Indy Eleven friendlies
45.45: Anyone Fancy A Chocolate Digestive? - Evan Newton
52.56: Portland prepare for the season opener in style - with audio from Gio Savarese

The latest AFTN Soccer Show is out for another packed show of Vancouver Whitecaps, MLS, and Canadian football chat.

We're just over a week away from the start of the new MLS season, which feels like a good time for our regular pre-First Kick chat with 'Caps coach Marc Dos Santos. We talk in detail to MDS about the season ahead and what we can expect from the team, life in Utah, the search for a number ten, the young players dilemma, and much more.

Turning our attention to the other Canadian MLS teams, we chat with Eve Powell about all things CF Montreal after an offseason that's seen a rebrand, a new coach, and an influx of players. Can they be competitive in the East this season?

Our third feature interview in the episode is with a former Whitecap and Canadian international who has just hung up his boots, Marcel De Jong. We chat with the CANPFA President about his career, his retiral, his new soccer academy, and the fight to get the Canadian players union by the CPL and Canada Soccer.

Plus we hear from Montreal players Samuel Piette and James Pantemis ahead of the new season, and talk TFC in the Champions League with some audio from Chris Armas.

Here's the rundown for the main segments from the episode:

02.16: Intro and football cards chat
13.42: MDS interview - part one
33.31: MDS interview - part two
64.00: Wavelength - AJ Tracey - False 9
72.26: CCL chat with audio from TFC's Chris Armas
78.45: CF Montreal chat with audio from Samuel Piette and James Pantemis
90.18: Eve Powell interview about all things CF Montreal
126.50: Marcel De Jong interview
152.44: Canadian players union chat

The latest AFTN Soccer Show is out for another show of Vancouver Whitecaps, MLS, and Canadian football chat.

We kick things off in Whitecapsland as we look at the big stories of the week as the team heads off to their new temporary home of Utah. Deiber Ceicedo has arrived into training camp, but it's been down to the bare bones as the international players have to wait to meet up with the team in the States. We look at all of that, hear the thoughts of head coach Marc Dos Santos, and we take goalkeeper Max Crepeau on some football time travelling adventures.

After all the Whitecaps chat is done and dusted, we turn our attention to football on our TV screens here in Canada, and in particular the debate about national team games only being available on a streaming service. We look at the current television landscape in terms of soccer coverage in this country and debate whether it's growing or hindering the growth of the game.

Plus we celebrate Macedonia's shock win over Germany in this episode's Wavelength and Blast Off Country Style kick off their residency on the podcast for the month of April.

Here's the rundown for the main segments from the episode:

07.20: Whitecaps News of the Week - with audio from MDS
28.15: Football Time Travels with Max Crepeau
31.03: More Whitecaps chat
43.52: Football on our television screens in Canada - a debate
75.35: Wavelength - The Macedonians - Oh You Gianni Alioski

The latest AFTN Soccer Show is out for another packed show of Vancouver Whitecaps, MLS, and Canadian national team chat.

We kick things off in Whitecapsland as we look at the big stories of the week from fixtures to friendlies to loan deals and squad depth, plus we have a chat with a couple of the 'Caps' full backs as we talk Iraqi football with Ali Adnan and competition for places with Jake Nerwinski. Plus we talk Texan derbies with Austin FC's Claudio Reyna.

Moving on to the international stage, we look at Canada's two big wins in World Cup qualifiers, the disappointment of the U23 failing to reach the Olympics, and we hear from John Herdman, Mauro Biello, Samuel Piette, David Norman Jr, and Tajon Buchanan as we talk about a whole number of topic coming out of both camps.

Here's the rundown for the main segments from the episode:

06.45: Whitecaps gruelling schedule fully revealed - with audio from MDS
17.16: Ali Adnan audio and Whitecaps internationals discussion
30.54: Fans returning to BC Place and other stadiums
37.03: Can MLS rivalry games draw the crowds back featuring audio from Austin FC's Claudio Reyna
45.37: Whitecaps Chatter - friendlies lined up, Khmiri goes on loan, squad depth
53.55: Jake Nerwinski interview
66.29: Wavelength - The Gonads - Tuckers Ruckers Ain't No Suckers
73.45: Canada World Cup qualifying chat - with audio from John Herdman and Samuel Piette
115.00: Canadian U23 chat - with audio from Mauro Biello, David Norman Jr, Tajon Buchanan, and John Herdman

The latest AFTN Soccer Show is out for another packed show of Vancouver Whitecaps and Canadian national team chat.

This episode is firmly focused on the Canadian men's national teams, but with an Whitecaps theme as well. Both Canada's senior and U23 sides are in qualification action this week during a very busy week on the international stage. As the senior team kick off their World Cup qualifiers, the U23s are trying to find themselves on the Road to Tokyo in the CONCACAF Olympic qualifiers, and we've got it all covered.

Canada announced their squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Bermuda and the Cayman Islands, with some pleasant surprises and disappointing omissions. We hear from head coach John Herdman and the legend that is Atiba Hutchinson about the squad and the qualification road ahead on their Quest for Qatar.

We also sit down for a chat with Vancouver Whitecaps two Canadian international goalkeepers. First up is Maxime Crepeau to talk about recovering from his injury last season, the year ahead for the 'Caps and Canada, and more. Then Thomas Hasal joins us to chat about more of the same.

Turning our attention to the U23s, we look back at their Olympic qualification journey so far and what lies ahead from Honduras, plus we hear from head coach Mauro Biello.

All of this plus we go football time travelling with the man who sits second in the all-time list of Canadian national team goalscorers, Whitecaps forward Tosaint Ricketts, and Football Violence Awareness Month continues in Wavelength.

Here's the rundown for the main segments from the episode:

02.03: Canadian World Cup qualifying squad discussion - with audio from Atiba Hutchinson
16.47: John Herdman audio
33.00: Maxime Crepeau interview
58.48: Football Time Travels with Tosaint Ricketts
65.10: Wavelength - Morrissey - We'll Let You Know
71.25: Thomas Hasal interview and goalkeeping depth discussion
82.35: Canadian U23 chat including audio from Mauro Biello

The latest AFTN Soccer Show is out for another packed show of Vancouver Whitecaps, Major League Soccer, and Canadian national team chat.

We've been commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Whitecaps first ever MLS match this week on AFTN and we continue that in the latest episode as we share our memories of that historic day, look at the season that followed, and discuss how the following years played out, especially when you look at the other team that joined the league that day, Portland Timbers.

We've interviews for you with two Whitecaps players who started that inaugural day win over Toronto, the only player still to be with the club from that first season squad, Russell Teibert, and a player who was with the club in their USL days and has just returned to the North American scene to reunite with his former 'Caps coach, Gershon Koffie.

It's been a tough ten years to be a Whitecaps supporter, both on and off the pitch, and we're joined by former Southsiders President John Knox to talk about bringing soccer supporter culture to a wider audience in 2011, the past ten years, and why he isn't a season ticket holder any more. Plus we hear from Portland Timbers GM Gavin Wilkinson about his side's growth as a MLS club these past ten years.

But it's not just reminiscing of what was and what could have been in Whitecapsland, we also take a look at Canada's winning start in the Olympic qualifiers, hear from U23 head coach Mauro Biello after the win over El Salvador, and it's Football Violence Awarenness Month in Wavelength.

Here's the rundown for the main segments from the episode:

01.30: Whitecaps inaugural match memories
16.43: Russell Teibert interview and discussion
37.37: John Knox interview on 10 years of Whitecaps MLS supporter culture
71.37: Gershon Koffie interview
128.46: Anyone Fancy A Chocolate Digestive - Gershon Koffie
135.14: Vancouver v Portland - 10 years in MLS comparison
150.47: Gavin Wilkinson audio and diiscussion
159.51: Canada U23 Olympic qualifying chat - with audio from Mauro Biello
172.47: Wavelength - The 4 Skins - One Law For Them

The latest AFTN Soccer Show is out for another packed show of Vancouver Whitecaps, Major League Soccer, and Canadian Premier League chat.

And by packed, we mean packed, as we had over six hours of material for this episode, but settled for 180 minutes of football fun. So you can listen while watching two full matches!

We look at the big Whitecaps news of the week with two new signings, a new coaching addition, and some actual games scheduled. Plus we hear from 'Caps coach Marc Dos Santos and CEO/Sporting Director Axel Schuster about the signings of Bruno Gaspar and Caio Alexandre, the need for more international roster spots, and the first two announced fixtures of the new season.

In the first of three feature interviews this episode, we sit down with new Whitecaps assistant coach Ricardo Clark to chat about his career, his legendary status in Houston and the touch decision to leave, and what he's looking to bring to Vancouver.

There's a new Canadian Premier League team coming to Saskatoon. We chat with new owner Al Simpson from LSSE about his plans for the team, the stadium, and the city, and we have an exclusive in-depth chat with CPL Commissioner David Clanachan about expansion, league finances, the new season, the players' union, and more.

Here's the rundown for the main segments from the episode:

03.06: Whitecaps News of the Week - Gaspar and Alexandre, schedule, and international spots with audio from Marc Dos Santos and Axel Schuster
38.06: Ricardo Clark interview and discussion
83.39: Al Simpson of LSSE interview
105.06: Saskatchewan football discussion
125.20: CPL Commissioner David Clanachan interview
156.36: Canadian Premier League chat

The latest AFTN Soccer Show is out for another packed show of Vancouver Whitecaps, Major League Soccer, and Canadian football chat.

The Whitecaps' preseason has begun and the new season is now just six weeks away. How prepared can the 'Caps be when a large part of their squad will be missing for spells due to international duty and visa issues? We ask head coach Marc Dos Santos, plus we delve into the rumours about a possible Brazilian variant coming to the Vancouver midfielder, as Caio Alexandre looks set to join the club.

After talking defence last week, we focus on the Whitecaps attack this episode as we sit down for a chat with veteran striker Tosaint Ricketts to talk about the season ahead, his lingering national team ambitions, and working to get his business degree, interning at the 'Caps, and his hopes for the future. We also hear from Theo Bair and look at how the Whitecaps striking options might play out.

We also talk World Cup and Olympic qualifiers, look at Forge FC owner calling out the CSA over the Canadian Championship final mess, and chat about the retiral of Marcel de Jong and Ben Fisk becoming a free agent.

Plus we continue our travels back in the TARDIS as Whitecaps goalkeeper Evan Newton revisits some football history, Football Violence Awareness Month is back in Wavelength, and we feature a couple of Russian bands in this week's musical selections - DLB (длб) and Ploho.

Here's the rundown for the main segments from the episode:

02.25: A quick reflection on a weird year
08.40: Whitecaps preseason gets underway, but how ready will the team be at First Kick? With audio from Marc Dos Santos
26.16: Caio Alexandre rumours - is a Brazilian variant coming to the Vancouver midfield?
40.25: Fredy Montero heads back to Seattle
46.16: What weird things has a year of Covid shutdowns got you into?
56.35: Tosaint Ricketts interview and discussion
89.44: Football Time Travels featuring Evan Newton
105.12: Wavelength - Argy Bargy - Drink, Drugs, and Football Thugs
111.56: Theo Bair audio and discussion
122.05: Canadian football chat - World Cup and Olympic qualifiers, Bob Young calls out CSA, De Jong retires, Fisk leaves Ottawa

The latest AFTN Soccer Show is out for another packed show of Vancouver Whitecaps, Major League Soccer, and Canadian football chat.

The new MLS season is seven weeks away and the news around the league is really starting to ramp up. There's new signings, new kits, new managerial vacancies, and doubts surrounding new teams. We chat about all of that and more this episode.

In Whitecapsland a new defensive signing is set to be announced this week, with Angolan-Portuguese right back Bruno Gaspar joining on loan from CP Sporting. What will this mean for the porous Vancouver backline, which is now one of the most expensive in MLS history.

Our feature interview this week is with one of those defensive pieces, goalkeeper Evan Newton. We have a lengthy chat with Evan about his move to Vancouver and his career so far. What advice did his mentor Jon Busch give him? Why did it take so long for the USL standout to get back to MLS? How did he unintentionally derail NYCFC's Champions League preparations? All this and more are discussed in a very enjoyable chat.

We also delve into Thierry Henry's departure in Montreal and hear from VP and CEO Kevin Gilmore and Sporting Director Olivier Renard about his decision and where that leaves the club. But Montreal haven't been the only MLS side thrown into chaos this week as we look at the current mess in Sacramento, who have just lost their majority owner two years before they are set to join the league.

Plus we continue our travels back in the TARDIS with Whitecaps midfielder Andy Rose to talk about revisiting some football history, find out Jake Nerwinski's favourite jam, and a goalkeeping legend features in this week's Wavelength.

Here's the rundown for the main segments from the episode:

02.30: Whitecaps news recap Flash Five
09.27: Bruno Gaspar set to bolster Whitecaps defence
23.19: Jake Nerwinski's Favourite Jam
24.38: MLS 2021 kit releases
30.04: Evan Newton interview
74.51: Sacramento's MLS expansion thrown into chaos
86.32: Football Time Travels featuring Andy Rose
104.12: Wavelength - Petr Cech and Rogers Taylor - That's Football
109.49: Thierry Henry leaves CF Montreal high and dry - featuring audio from Kevin Gilmore and Olivier Renard

The latest AFTN Soccer Show is out for another packed show of Vancouver Whitecaps, Major League Soccer, and Canadian Premier League chat.

It's been pretty quiet in Whitecapsland, so that surely means a shorter show. We thought that too, but turns out we ended up with a two and a half hourer instead as we turned our attentions to other matters.

AFTN writer Jake McGrail joins us to look at the main Whitecaps talking points of the week and share his thoughts on last season, the offseason, and the season to come. Plus we look at MLS' new U22 player initiative and the convoluted rules that seem to surround it.

But while it's been quiet in Vancouver, the same can't be said in Montreal and we take a bit of time to delve into all the happenings out east from the continuing rebrand to new signings to possibly losing their head coach just before the season begins.

Will Thierry Henry be heading to Bournemouth to become manager there? Where does that leave Montreal this close to the start of the season and just who has been behind the club's numerous signings this offseason? We also hear from two of them, striker Bjørn Johnsen and a player very well known to Whitecaps fans, Erik Hurtado about signing for Montreal and more.

All of this plus we travel back in the TARDIS with Whitecaps CEO and Sporting Director Axel Schuster to talk about revisiting some football history in our new feature and we talk CPL salaries and how the exemplify the need for the players' union to be recognised.

Here's the rundown for the main segments from the episode:

03.55: Whitecaps News of the Week
27.52: MLS' new U22 initiative
40.02: Montreal Impact chat
51.46: Erik Hurtado audio and discussion
66.30: Bjørn Johnsen audio and discussion
81.34: Is Thierry Henry heading to Bournemouth and where does that leave Montreal?
94.47: Football Time Travels featuring Axel Schuster
120.43: Wavelength - Vaudeville Smash ft Les Murray - Zinedine Zidane
129.39: CPL player salaries exemplify the need for recognising their union

The latest AFTN Soccer Show is out for another packed show of Vancouver Whitecaps, Major League Soccer, and North American football chat.

It's Valentine's Day and we love you all. So much so that we're dropping a bumper three hour episode early for you this week as there's lots to talk about.

The new MLS season is all systems go after a deal between the league and the players has been agreed and a lockout has been avoided. We hear from MLS Commissioner Don Garber about the deal and the season ahead.

But what does it mean for the Whitecaps? Where will they play? How disadvantaged will they be by players being away on international duty in the weeks before the season begins? We sit down for an in-depth chat with Vancouver CEO and Sporting Director Axel Schuster to chat about all of that, the plans to keep families together this season, the new head of recruitment, the search for a number 10, and more.

We also look at the demise of Vancouver sports talk radio station TSN 1040, Alphonso Davies winning a World Cup medal, and we delve into the draw for the 2021 CONCACAF Champions League, chatting with Atlanta United Technical Director Carlos Bocanegra, Philadelphia Union head coach Jim Curtin, and Portland Timbers' Gio Savarese along the way about the draw and what the competition means to them.

Here's the rundown for the main segments from the episode:

01.29: Don Garber on new CBA and the MLS season ahead
25.42: Unpacking Don Garber
47.30: Axel Schuster interview
106.22: CONCACAF Champions League draw - featuring audio from Gio Savarese, Jim Curtin, Carlos Bocanegra, and Caleb Porter
130.41: Phonzie wins FIFA Club World Cup
155.07: TSN 1040's demise and the future of sports radio in Vancouver
172.38: Wavelength - Halftime Oranges - The Girl From 4b

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