AFTN Soccer Show (Vancouver Whitecaps/MLS)

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

It's another packed offseason show as we bring you lots of Vancouver Whitecaps and MLS chat.

We look at the big talking points from the past week in Whitecapsland as the rumours about Lucas Cavallini coming to Vancouver have not only grown arms and legs, but a body too. Will he come? Is it a good move? And how will he fit into the team and MLS?

We also look at Marc Dos Santos getting fined for criticising the league and sit down for a lengthy 45 minute chat with the Whitecaps' new Sporting Director Axel Schuster about the direction and plan for the club heading into the 2020's.

We also continue our section to pick our Whitecaps of the current decade, the 2010's, looking at the midfield this week and struggling to nail down our final four. Let us know if you agree.

Plus there's a song about interim Everton manager Duncan Ferguson in this week's Wavelength, The New Royal Family continue their residency as our artists of the month for December, and there's BC Soccerweb headlines.

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

05.37: Whitecaps news and rumours of the week
33.40: Axel Schuster interview and discussion - Part 1
62.22: Axel Schuster interview and discussion - Part 2
103.51: Whitecaps of the Decade - the midfield
117.23: Wavelength - Duncan's Army - Duncan, Duncan Ferguson
123.11: BC Soccerweb headlines - news stories from around the world of football

That was the week that was, it's over, let it go. So went the opening lyrics to the 1960s satirical BBC show That Was The Week That Was, or TW3 as it was more succinctly known.

And it's been a quiet week in the North American footballing landscape. That gives us the chance to trial a new format I've been keen to try, combining two shows I love - TW3 and AIOTM on AFTN. What could go wrong?!

We'll be breaking down the week's Whitecaps, MLS, and CPL news as the days played out, and throw in a few fun bits as well. Let us know if you like it.

But we also continue our new section to pick our Whitecaps of the decade, looking at the defence and picking our starting right back, left back, and two centre backs. Let us know if you agree.

Plus The Cockney Rejects are back in Wavelength, The New Royal Family begin their residency as our artists of the month for December, and there's BC Soccerweb headlines.

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

06.46: Monday - waivers, midfielders, and Jon Erice
13.53: Tuesday - CPL awards, Champions League face offs, and top clubs in the world
33.32: Wednesday - free agents, returning Whitecaps you'd welcome back, and Canada Soccer awards
55.24: Thursday - giving thanks and Canada's Hex dreams
65.40: Friday and the weekend - FA Cup and cup football in Canada, football streaming services, and future fixtures
92.55: Whitecaps of the Decade - the back four
121.15: Wavelength - The Cockney Rejects - Chapecocense
126.35: BC Soccerweb headlines - news stories from around the world of football

The year is fast coming to a close and so is the decade. So far it's all players on their way out at the Whitecaps, but could that change in the coming week as the MLS end of season draft mechanisms get into full swing?

We take a look at some of the players available and the Whitecaps news of the week, plus we hear from former 'Cap David Norman Jr about his departure from Vancouver and the new challenge awaiting him in Miami.

But it's also the time of year for reflection and we kick off a new section to pick our Whitecaps of the decade, starting with selecting the manager and goalkeeper for the team.

There's also some Canadian Premier League chat as we look at the award nominees for this week's trophy presentations and hear from Forge FC owner Bob Young.

Plus does Derek Cornelius fancy a chocolate digestive? And there's a song about George Best in this week's Wavelength, Goldie Lookin' Chain finish up their residency as our artists of the month for November, and there's BC Soccerweb headlines.

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

04.15: Whitecaps departures
08.16: Anyone Fancy A Chocolate Digestive - Derek Cornelius
09.18: More Whitecaps chat
27.53: MLS end of year drafts discussion
38.04: David Norman Jr interview and discussion
47.51: Whitecaps of the Decade - Part 1 Manager and Goalkeeper
77.44: Bob Young audio and Forge FC and CPL awards chat
103.12: Wavelength - Don Fardon - Belfast Boy
108.19: BC Soccerweb headlines - news stories from around the world of football

Vancouver Whitecaps finally have their new sporting director and we've come all over a little German for this week's show. We look at the hiring of Axel Schuster and what it might mean for the club, as well as hearing from the man himself. Plus all the other big Whitecaps and MLS stories and rumours from the past seven days.

Sadly that's where the good news stops as we have to look at Canada's disappointing defeat by the US on Friday night and hear some postgame thoughts from head coach John Herdman.

Turning our attention to the Canadian Premier League, we sit down for an in-depth chat with Valour FC head coach Rob Gale about the club's first ever season and the challenges he faced, plus all the latest CPL news of the week.

Plus does Fredy Montero fancy a chocolate digestive as we talk to him about his new coffee shop? There's a song about Thierry Henry in this week's Wavelength, Goldie Lookin' Chain continue their residency as our artists of the month for November, and there's BC Soccerweb headlines.

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

03.30: The Whitecaps have a new sporting director
31.56: Whitecaps and MLS news of the week
48.06: Wavelength - Away Boyz - Thierry Henry (P.I.M.P.)
52.26: More MLS news of the week
61.13: US v Canada chat plus John Herdman audio
84.36: Canadian Premier League news of the week
86.35: Rob Gale interview and Valour FC discussion
110.32: Anyone Fancy A Chocolate Digestive - Fredy Montero
116.22: BC Soccerweb headlines - news stories from around the world of football

Another MLS season has come to pass and another Vancouver Whitecaps rival has lifted the MLS Cup. Sigh. One day people, one day...

We were down in Seattle for Sunday's final as the Sounders took on TFC. We chat about the match and the main talking points coming out of it and how Seattle fared as a host city. Plus we bring you excerpts from Don Garber's State of the League address and chat about some of the main things covered in it, especially those with a Canadian bent.

Turning our attention to the Canadian national team, we eagerly look forward to the big game with the US in Florida on Friday and hear some thoughts from head coach John Herdman. Plus we chat with 'Caps centre back Derek Cornelius about the historic 2-0 win over them in Toronto last month, the disrespect shown to the Canadian team after it from US pundits and fans, and about what's he's expecting in part two.

We also look at an eventful week in Canadian club soccer as Ottawa Fury cease operations and CPL teams start to release players. We sit down for an in-depth chat with Pacific FC defender Marcel de Jong about the CPL season past, his move from the 'Caps, injuries, and looking ahead to the future.

Plus does Ben Fisk fancy a chocolate digestive?, Kevin Phoenix features in Wavelength, Goldie Lookin' Chain continue their residency as our artists of the month for November, and there's BC Soccerweb headlines.

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

03.20: MLS Cup chat - Seattle are champs again
33.20: The State of MLS - a discussion and Don Garber audio
62.14: US v Canada chat plus John Herdman audio
76.17: Derek Cornelius interview and defensive discussion
88.00: Pacific FC and CPL news of the week
91.05: Marcel de Jong interview and discussion
102.05: Anyone Fancy A Chocolate Digestive - Ben Fisk
103.18: Ottawa Fury cease operations
112.47: Wavelength - Kevin Phoenix - Gio (Kinkladze)
118.03: BC Soccerweb headlines - news stories from around the world of football

It's a time for trophy presentations and champions to be crowned, but for Vancouver Whitecaps, it's a time to get themselves better.

It's another important offseason for the 'Caps, one in which they need to make significant improvements to try and become a playoff team again. The spotlight and the pressure is on head coach Marc Dos Santos as he scours the globe looking for the players to make all that happen.

He joins AFTN this week for an in-depth 45 minute chat about Whitecaps past, present, and future. Where did it all go wrong this year? How much has he questioned himself? What state is the club currently in? How does he go ahead rebuilding the squad and where may we see the new additions coming from and fitting in? All this and a lot, lot more are covered.

Plus we look back at the crowning of the first ever CPL champions and look ahead to next weekend's horrorshow that is another MLS Cup final with a Whitecaps rival in it. Also the Rainbow Choir feature in Wavelength, Goldie Lookin' Chain kick off their residency as our artists of the month for November, and there's BC Soccerweb headlines.

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

04.02: Forge FC are CPL champions
20.08: It's a Seattle v Toronto MLS Cup horrorshow
32.43: Marc Dos Santos interview Part 1 and discussion
57.11: Marc Dos Santos interview Part 2 and discussion
85.17: Marc Dos Santos interview Part 3 and discussion
112.42: Wavelength - Rainbow Choir - Super Marco Van Basten
118.03: BC Soccerweb headlines - news stories from around the world of football

There is no rest at AFTN Towers as the podcasts keep coming thick and fast.

Vancouver Whitecaps have wrapped up their offseason training camp and we hear the thoughts about it and the seasons past and yet to come from head coach Marc Dos Santos and right back Jake Nerwinski.

The 'Caps may be in their offseason but there's still a lot of news elsewhere in North American football and the big one on Saturday is the Canadian Premier League final, second leg. We're joined by AFTN's Cavalry FC writer Scott Strasser to look back at last weekend's first leg and ahead to next week's second. Plus Cavalry goalkeeper Marco Carducci.

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

02.06: Vancouver Whitecaps chat and Marc Dos Santos audio
06.46: Jake Nerwinski audio
18.39: Scott Strasser interview and CPL championship game chat
38.10: Marco Carducci interview
43.53: MDS on the CPL

Things are getting spooky at AFTN Towers as we're back with a (somewhat) Halloween themed episode and lots of Vancouver Whitecaps, MLS, and CPL chat.

We start things of in the Canadian Premier League as we look back at the historic and controversial first leg of the first eve championship game and hear the post game thoughts of Cavalry FC's Tommy Wheeldon Jr and Forge's Bobby Smyrniotis.

The Whitecaps are next up as we take a look at the striker situation at the club, ponder where it all went wrong, and what may lie in store. Plus we sit down for an in-depth chat with Fredy Montero about the season just past and how he may or may not fit in to MDS' plans moving forward.

Staying in MLS, we talk playoffs, looking back at some action packed semi-finals in the Western and Eastern Conferences and look ahead to this week's finals. Plus there's some wonderful LA derby postgame chat from Zlatan Ibrahimovic being the Zlatan we know and love!

All this plus we ponder a Vancouver Whitecaps Halloween XI, Halftime Oranges are back in Wavelength, 13 Tombs finish their residency as our artists of the month for October, and there's BC Soccerweb headlines.

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

03.25 CPL Championship chat with audio from Tommy Wheeldon Jr and Bobby Smyrniotis (at 23.11)
41.42: Vancouver Whitecaps striker chat
48.30: Fredy Montero interview
68.35: Vancouver Whitecaps Halloween XI
75.15: MLS Eastern Conference playoff chat
95.15: MLS Western Conference playoff chat with Zlatan audio
116.01: Wavelength - Halftime Oranges - A Million Ways
120.41: BC Soccerweb headlines - news stories from around the world of football

What a week of football this has been and we bring you as much chat about it as we can cram into two and a half hours!

We start things off by looking back at Canada's historic Nations League victory against the US on Tuesday, as we hear from a cock-a-hoop Canadian head coach John Herdman and chat about how the loss went down among a number of the US media.

Turning our attention to MLS, we look back at the initial roster moves made by Vancouver Whitecaps this past week and what that may mean for the future look of the squad, and we delve into a truly fantastic weekend of MLS playoff action with Philly.com's Jonathan Tannenwald.

It's been a busy week in the CPL as well. As the first ever regular season wraps up, we hear from caretaker Pacific FC head coach James Merriman about the end to their season and sit down for a chat with Pacific co-owner Rob Friend about the club's decision to sack head coach Michael Silberbauer and what the ideal future looks like for the club.

All this plus Scott Sutter talks TV, Vanilla Muffins are back in Wavelength, 13 Tombs continue as our artists of the month for October, and there's BC Soccerweb headlines.

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

03.00 Canada v US chat - featuring audio from John Herdman
37.41: Whitecaps make some roster moves
51.10: Scott Sutter TVOD
61.22: MLS playoff chat with guest Jonathan Tannenwald
100.35: Canadian Premier League chat
111.18: Rob Friend interview and Pacific FC chat
130.32: Wavelength - Vanilla Muffins - Scoring Goals
134.50: BC Soccerweb headlines - news stories from around the world of football

Happy Thanksgiving weekend everyone! You might not feel that there's been a lot to be thankful for this season if you're a Whitecaps fan, but at least it's all over now, so there's that.

The Whitecaps offseason is officially underway, and while understandably it's not been action packed, head coach Marc Dos Santos made a lot of interesting comments this week about the way forward. We look at those and the other Whitecaps news, gossip, and general chatter of the week. Plus we start to delve into which MLS players we should maybe make a play for and who may be surplus to requirements where they currently are.

We also look ahead to the MLS playoffs that get underway on Saturday and chat with Real Salt Lake veterans Nick Rimando and Kyle Beckerman. Plus we set up Canada's huge game with the US on Tuesday in the Nations League.

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

03.47: Whitecaps Chat of the Week as MDS indicates what may lie in store
35.13: MLS players that might interest the 'Caps - part one Sporting KC
48.41: MLS Eastern Conference playoff chat
59.32: MLS Western Conference playoff chat
63.50: Nick Rimando interview and discussion
72.38: Kyle Beckerman interview and more playoff chat
82.47: Canada v US chat
99.33: Wavelength - Collapsed Lung - Eat My Goal
103.20: BC Soccerweb headlines - news stories from around the world of football

As the Whitecaps' 2019 MLS season comes to a disappointing close, we look towards the future with Marc Dos Santos. What will the offseason look like? When will we see the additions start to come in? And how many will come from overseas and how many from within MLS?

We hand out the first of our end of season Whitecaps awards, plus we look ahead to the MLS playoffs and chat with RSL head coach Freddy Juarez after his side's strong season sees them in as third seeds.

Canada face a huge game with the US next week in the Nations League. We look ahead to that and chat with the 'Caps Canadian centreback Derek Cornelius, plus there's a special Wavelength and 13 Tombs are our Artists of the Month.

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

04.42: MDS talks building the Whitecaps' future
32.38: AFTN's End of Season Whitecaps awards
67.43: MLS playoffs set, plus Freddy Juarez interview
92.41: Canadian national team chat plus Derek Cornelius interview
103.43: BC Soccerweb headlines - news stories from around the world of football
114.07: Wavelength - Glasvegas - Flowers and Football Tops

Vancouver Whitecaps' 2019 MLS season is nearly over. For many, it's putting us out of our misery, but the hard work begins now in trying to make this team competitive next year.

We lend a helping hand with our annual Keep, Trade, or Release segment. Seems like the ideal time, but how many do we actually really want to keep?!

We also chat with Whitecaps head coach Marc Dos Santos about having a losing season for the first time, on whether we'll see mystery man Jasser Khmiri, and he gives us his thoughts on early kick offs.

We also look at the Whitecaps draw with Columbus and hear from a sad Caleb Porter. Plus the week's happenings in the MLS Western Conference, Suede Razors are back in the latest Wavelength, there's BC Soccerweb headlines, and we continue our artists of the month - Biffy Clyro.

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

03.00: Vancouver Whitecaps chat - Columbus analysis, sad Caleb Porter, and MDS talks Khmiri, early kicks off, and having a losing season
28.56: What is, or should be, the Whitecaps DNA?
33.52: Whitecaps Keep, Trade, or Release 2019 - the defence
53.20: Whitecaps Keep, Trade, or Release 2019 - the midfield and attack
78.00: MLS weekly round-up
93.16: Wavelength - Suede Razors - Passion On The Pitch
96.27: BC Soccerweb headlines - news stories from around the world of football

Vancouver Whitecaps are unbeaten at home when MLS commissioner Don Garber is in town.

Aside from watching the 'Caps beat the Dynamo, Garber took part in a media roundtable here in Vancouver. We bring you that in full and unpark what was discussed in this week's episode.

There's talk about the upcoming players CBA, charters, finances, expansion, the Iron Front supporter protests, the future development of Canadian homegrown players, and more.

From present to the past and we catch up with two former Whitecaps this week, Davide Chiumiento and Johnny Sulentic, to chat about their new business venture and find out where we may just be seeing Davide back on the football pitch in Vancouver again.

We also look at the Whitecaps win over Houston, some of the week's happenings around MLS, talk CPL and the Canadian men's national team, I, Ludicrous are back in the latest Wavelength, there's BC Soccerweb headlines, and we continue our artists of the month - Biffy Clyro.

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

03.55: Vancouver Whitecaps chat - Houston beaten, the approach to the end of the season, and MDS' comments on future squad building
30.18: Don Garber Vancouver media roundtable
59.02: Analysis of Garber's comments
87.06: Canadian football chat - the national team, CPL chat, and Garber talks Canadian player development
117.30: Wavelength - I, Ludicrous - Three English Football Grounds
123.02: Davide Chiumiento and Johnny Sulentic interview
128.30: BC Soccerweb headlines - news stories from around the world of football

It was forty years ago today,
Tony Waiters brought the boys to play,
They'd been doing it in some style,
They were guaranteed to raise the smile,
So may I introduce to you,
The team you've heard about for years,
Vancouver Whitecaps Football Club Soccer Bowl champs.

This week's AFTN Soccer Show is one of celebration as we mark the 40th anniversary of Vancouver Whitecaps winning the 1979 NASL Soccer Bowl.

In a very special episode we tell the tales and hear the stories of how the 'Caps lifted their first major trophy as we chat with goalkeeper Phil Parkes, defenders Roger Kenyon and local lad Buzz Parsons, midfielder Ray Lewington, forwards King Kevin Hector and Willie Johnston, and the man, the mastermind, that made it all possible, head coach Tony Waiters.

Legends one and all, plus we find out if Carl Valentine fancies a chocolate digestive, and the 1983 Whitecaps squad feature in this week's Wavelength.

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

02.14: Vancouver Whitecaps journey to Soccer Bowl Glory
16.07: Phil Parkes interview and discussion
30.00: Roger Kenyon Interview and discussion
41.16: Buzz Parsons interview and discussion
55.48: Ray Lewington interview and discussion
68.56: Anyone Fancy A Chocolate Digestive? - Carl Valentine
72.39: Kevin Hector interview and discussion
89.28: Willie Johnston interview and discussion
97.35: Tony Waiters interview and discussion
117.41: Wavelength - Vancouver Whitecaps 1983 Squad - This Time

Hope fuels football fans. For Vancouver Whitecaps, the slow death march to their postseason hopes finally being extinguished came it's inevitable conclusion on Saturday. For the Canadian national team, hope is still there of beating the US to get to the final four of the Nations League and clinching a place in the Hex for World Cup qualifying.

We look at both teams in this episode, kicking things off with a look at the 'Caps season ending defeat to New York City FC, the earlier loss to Montreal Impact and the travel issues that followed, and we ask "what now?" over these final four games of the year and hear from head coach Marc Dos Santos.

Turning our attention to Canada, we hear from head coach John Herdman and sit down for chats with Whitecaps Russell Teibert and Max Crepeau about the Gold Cup, the Nations League, and World Cup qualifying.

We look at the week's happenings around MLS and chat with NYCFC's birthday boy goalscorer Gary Mackay-Steven. Plus our latest Wavelength, BC Soccerweb headlines, and our new artists of the month are Biffy Clyro.

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

03.10: Vancouver Whitecaps v Montreal and NYCFC match analysis, general 'Caps discussion, and MDS audio
34.13: What now for the Whitecaps?
61.38: Whitecaps Road to the 1979 NASL Soccer Bowl - The epic Cosmos playoff games
74.06: Gary Mackay-Steven interview and MLS Week in Review
94.59: John Herdman interview and Canada World Cup and Nations League discussion
107.08: Russell Teibert interview
113.12: Maxime Crepeau interview
125.15: Wavelength - Attila The Stockbroker - Only Football
133.14: BC Soccerweb headlines - news stories from around the world of football

Maxime Crepeau celebrated a very unique Sweet Sixteen on Saturday evening in San Jose, claiming the MLS record for the number of saves in a game. Imagine how bad Saturday could have gone for Vancouver Whitecaps if he hadn't.

It's a great personal achievement but a bad team one. We look back over the debacle and ponder just where it all went wrong. We lift the mood though with a very enjoyable chat with one of the newest Whitecaps, Tosaint Ricketts, as do a career so far retrospective with the striker, and boy, does he have some tales to tell.

Moving away from MLS, we turn our attention to the Canadian Premier League and bring you some interesting chats. First up is former Whitecap Ben Fisk, as we talk about his move to Pacific FC and the league in general. Plus we also chat with Pacific head coach Michael Silberbauer and Valour's Rob Gale about their respective seasons so far, the run-in, and what things need to change in the CPL for year two.

Plus there's the week's happenings in MLS, our latest Wavelength and BC Soccerweb headlines.

This show has strong language throughout and humour that may offend. Here's the rundown for the main segments from the episode:

04.00: San Jose v Vancouver Whitecaps match analysis and general 'Caps discussion
37.35: Tosaint Ricketts interview
51.40: Whitecaps Road to the 1979 NASL Soccer Bowl
56.23: Ben Fisk interview and Pacific FC/CPL discussion
79.30: Rob Gale interview and Valour FC discussion
92.40: Michael Silberbauer interview
106.33: Wavelength - Wardie Burns, Werd, & Butler - Sick Division
111.30: BC Soccerweb headlines - news stories from around the world of football

A second win to talk about in three games! The football gods are truly shining down on us now after all the doom and gloom we've had to bring you this year.

We look back at Vancouver Whitecaps' win over D.C. United and hear postgame from 'Caps coach Marc Dos Santos and D.C.'s Wayne Rooney. Plus we chat one-on-one with D.C.'s latest addition, Ola Kamara about his return to MLS and his time in China.

Our feature interview this week is with Whitecaps goalkeeper and team union rep Zac MacMath, as we talk about the upcoming CBA negotiations, some of the key talking points that will come up in it, and of course, charter flights and player travel.

Plus we delve into this week's announced changes in the Whitecaps Front Office, Gideon chats with Brett Levis about the Whitecaps season and the potential of the CPL coming to Saskatchewan, and there's the latest Wavelength and BC Soccerweb headlines.

This show has strong language throughout and humour that may offend. Here's the rundown for the main segments from the episode:

03.02: Vancouver Whitecaps v DC United match analysis
21.16: Wayne Rooney postgame scrum
27.49: Ola Kamara interview
36.09: Whitecaps Front Office changes discussion
60.52: Zac MacMath interview and MLSPA CBA discussion
82.10: Whitecaps Road to the 1979 NASL Soccer Bowl
92.17: Brett Levis interview
100.03: Wavelength - KingJad - A Dedicated Follower Of Rangers
103.00: BC Soccerweb headlines - news stories from around the world of football

We knew it wouldn't last. Vancouver Whitecaps unbeaten run is over! It was only two games, but boy, what a couple of matches!

A Cascadia Cup loss to Portland means another trophy deserts the 'Caps this season. We look at the match and what has been a busy week of comings, goings, and rumours in Whitecapsland.

We sit down for a chat with 'Caps coach Marc Dos Santos to talk about squad building, mistakes made, recruitment practices, and just how a club like Vancouver can compete with the big spenders of MLS.

It's been a week with a lot of news in MLS too. We delve into the weekend's matches, look at Wayne Rooney's imminent departure, how LA Galaxy seem to have manipulated MLS roster rules in their favour yet again, and we hear from Zlatan Ibrahimovic, as he slates MLS refs and the playoff system.

All this plus we look at the week's Canadian Championship action, discuss the current set up of football on TV here, and there's Wavelength, BC Soccerweb headlines, and fun food segments with David Edgar and Felipe Martins.

This show has strong language throughout and humour that may offend. Here's the rundown for the main segments from the episode:

04.09: Portland Timbers v Vancouver Whitecaps match analysis
18.00: Whitecaps news of the week - Jackson-Hamel "lies", Chirinos and Ricketts arrive, Felipe departs
39.14: Anyone Fancy A Chocolate Digestive? - Felipe Martins
43.57: Marc Dos Santos interview and squad discussion
66.06: MLS News of the Week - Zlatan slates MLS refs and playoffs, Shrek goes back to the swamp, Galaxy squad manipulations, weekend matches
93.20: Fish and Chips with David Edgar
98.55: Canadian football chat including TV coverage
111.13: Wavelength - Vanilla Muffins - Chelsea, West Ham
116.58: BC Soccerweb headlines - news stories from around the world of football

They've only been and gone and done it. Vancouver Whitecaps won a match! Okay, so it wasn't pretty and it was against a shambles of a team, but a win is a win is a win and right now any small victories they can get should be grabbed with both hands.

We look at the main talking points coming out of the victory over FC Cincinnati and the big news in Whitecapsland and throughout MLS this week. From transfers to games to suspensions and failed drug tests, there's been a lot to chat about.

Keeping with Canadian club football, we chat with Cavalry FC head coach Tommy Wheeldon about their league season so far, what's made them the class of the CPL, and the need to keep it going to the championship game. Plus we look at what the future of club football in BC may look like.

We also delve into the world of football board games as we chat with Marty Neill, one of the men behind the reboot of the classic board/computer game hybrid Football Fortunes, and we reveal our plans for AFTN's new video channel.

All this plus Wavelength, BC Soccerweb headlines, and fun food segments with Max Crepeau, Felipe Martins, and Scott Sutter.

This show has strong language throughout and humour that may offend. Here's the rundown for the main segments from the episode:

04.13: FC Cincinnati v Vancouver Whitecaps match analysis
22.18: What's For Lunch Felipe Martins?
27.18: Whitecaps news of the week - Crepeau extends, Venuto departs, new faces imminent
44.27: Anyone Fancy A Chocolate Digestive? - Max Crepeau
48.58: MLS News of the Week - the weekend's matches, Torres drug ban, Petke suspension
73.16: Tommy Wheeldon interview and CPL discussion
87.56: The future of club football in British Columbia
97.29: 1979 Soccer Bowl celebrations continue
106.39: Marty Neill interview and football board game discussion
128.32: Take Me Out Scott Sutter
134.46: Wavelength - Grant McIntosh - Come On Livingston
138.14: BC Soccerweb headlines - news stories from around the world of football

It's been a tough week for Vancouver Whitecaps, but at least not a pointless one. We look back at the Canadian Championship loss to Cavalry and the hard-fought goalless MLS draw in Minnesota, chat about the clear problems present, the messages sent, and what this Whitecaps team are going to look like for the rest of the season.

We have an in-depth chat with 'Caps head coach Marc Dos Santos about his future plans for turning the team around, from this transfer window to what promises to be an intense offseason ahead.

We also chat with Whitecaps striker Theo Bair about breaking into the first team and heading off the MLS Homegrown game, and talk to two Cavalry FC members with Whitecaps connections - Martin Nash and Marco Carducci. Plus we look at the week's action around MLS and Vanilla Muffins return in Wavelength.

Despite the doom and gloom surrounding the 'Caps we have another fun filled show for you. Here's the rundown for the main segments from the episode:

04.29: Vancouver Whitecaps v Cavalry FC - where did it all go wrong?
18.02: Martin Nash interview and Cavalry discussion
26.40: Marco Carducci interview
34.06: More Whitecaps chat - the Minnesota match, the problems abounding, the messages sent, and what lies ahead this season
57.09: Marc Dos Santos interview and planning the Whitecaps' future
93.18: Reasons To Be Cheerful
99.05: MLS chat
110.45: Theo Bair interview and discussion
118.11: Wavelength - Vanilla Muffins - The Drug Is Football
122..21: BC Soccerweb headlines - news stories from around the world of football

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