AFTN Soccer Show (Vancouver Whitecaps/MLS)

The AFTN football/soccer podcast about Vancouver Whitecaps and Major League Soccer (MLS)
Oct 11th, 2021 by aftn at 2:21 am

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

We cover a lot of bases this week as we talk football at club and country level around the country and the region.

Kicking things off in Major League Soccer, we delve into the latest Cascadia Cup clash that saw the Whitecaps fall to a 4-1 defeat in Seattle. After a horrible start, they gave a decent account of themselves at times during the match, but defensive lapses loomed large and cost them dearly. We look at all the highs and lows coming out of the match, where that leave's the 'Caps in the MLS West playoff race, and look at the season run-in for all the team in and around them.

Moving on to the international stage and CONCACAF World Cup qualifying, we look back at Canada's two draws with Mexico and Jamaica, the chances taken and the missed opportunities, and after a dramatic round of games, where that leaves all the teams five matches in ahead of a big Canada v Panama game on Wednesday evening.

And we round things off this episode with a discussion about the new League 1 BC that was officially announced this week. We chat about the details that have been revealed thus far and discuss whether BC is ready for such a league, the importance of getting the excitement in the local communities in growing the game here, what this can mean in the grand scheme of player development, and a lot more.

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

01.41: Intro and football cards
11.46: Sounders v Whitecaps postgame analysis
29.41: MLS West playoff race - the lie of the land and the road ahead
46.00: Canada CONCACAF World Cup qualifying chat
82.07: League 1 BC launch discussion
104.45: Wavelength - Loyalty - Give Football Back To The Working Class

Oct 4th, 2021 by aftn at 3:14 am

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

The Whitecaps made it one loss in their last 15 matches with a crucial 3-0 win over San Jose Earthquakes at the weekend, moving to within a point of the MLS playoff places thanks to a Brian White hat-trick. We pick over the bones of that one, hear from head coach Vanni Sartini, and see where the win leaves the 'Caps in the playoff picture.

We also delve in the Whitecaps attacking and defensive options for the rest of this season and next, and debate whether now is the time for a settled starting line-up when possible or is the tinkering a way to keep things fresh and the opposition on their toes?

Turning our attention to the international stage, we look ahead to Canada's three World Cup qualifiers and chat with 'Caps keeper Maxime Crepeau about them.

Plus what is Vanni Sartini's favourite jam? Does Florian Jungwirth fancy a chocolate digestive?

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

01.35: Intro and football cards
06.35: Whitecaps v Earthquakes postgame analysis
28.05: Vanni Sartini discussion
43.00: Vanni Sartini's Favourite Jam
44.50: MLS round-up and Seattle preview
64.16: Whitecaps defensive chat
78.03: Anyone Fancy A Chocolate Digestive? - Florian Jungwirth
80.16: Whitecaps striker chat - Cava v White, who's here next year?
102.42: Canada World Cup qualifying chat
112.03: Maxime Crepeau on WCQs
117.57: Wavelength - Superyob - Sweet FA

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

And what a busy week it's been.

The Whitecaps got back to winning ways with a narrow victory at home to FC Dallas on Saturday. We look at the highlights and lowlights coming out of that one, where that leaves the team after the weekend's results, and look ahead to the Houston game midweek.

And Whitecaps CEO and Sporting Director Axel Schuster joins us to chat about the new Leagues Cup format, the search for a new head coach, and the development of the 'Caps' U19s.

We also hear from MLS Commissioner Don Garber about the revamped Leagues Cup, Pacific FC's Pa-Modou Kah and Forge FC's Bobby Smyrniotis talk about One Soccer's new deal with Telus, automatic qualification to the CONCACAF Champions League from 2024 for two CPL teams, and growing the league.

Plus we look at Rob Gale's departure at Valour and hear from his replacement, former Whitecaps assistant coach Phillip Dos Santos, Pa-Modou Kah talks Canadian Championship semi-finals, Werd (SOS) ends his residency as our Artist of the Month for September, and Nottingham punk band Resistance 77 are in Wavelength as Football Violence Awareness Month wraps up.

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

01.37: Intro and football cards
06.32: Whitecaps v Dallas postgame analysis
30.51: Axel Schuster on coaching search and U19s
44.50: MLS round-up and Houston preview
57.11: Leagues Cup revamp with audio from Garber and Schuster
77.00: Pa Modou Kah on CCL and League Cups revamp and growing CPL
92.43: Bobby Smyrniotis on CCL and League Cups revamp and growing CPL
100.25: Rob Gale out at Valour, Phillip Dos Santos takes over
119.05: Pa-Modou Kah on Canadian Championship semi-finals
125.10: Wavelength - Resistance '77 - Saturday On The Terraces

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

As those around them pick up the wins, the room for error is getting ever smaller for the 'Caps and while an away draw in Colorado is normally a good result, we're getting to the have to start getting three points stage of the season.

We pick over the bones of that game, talk Whitecaps defence, and look at where the draw leaves the 'Caps in the grand scheme of things in the Western Conference, plus as another MLS manager falls, we look at how urgent filling the Vancouver vacancy could become.

Our feature interview this episode is with one of the newest Whitecaps, German centreback Florian Jungwirth. We chat with Flo about his early days in football in Germany, his initial slow loving of the game, making the move to MLS, settling in to Vancouver, and about his work with his rescue dogs charity in Spain.

Plus Werd (SOS) continues as our Artist of the Month for September and London punk band Infa Riot are in Wavelength as Football Violence Awareness Month continues!

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

02.35: Rapids v Whitecaps postgame analysis
40.40: Artist of the Month - Werd (SOS) ft Kirsty Innes - One The Rocks
45.28: Florian Jungwirth interview
69.15: Whitecaps defensive discussion
79.42: Wavelength - Infa Riot - Bootboys
85.48: Goodbyes and football strips chat

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

It's been another busy few days at club and country level and we have you covered again in this episode.

The Whitecaps saw their 10 game unbeaten league run ended in a 1-0 Cascadia derby loss to Portland Timbers on Friday night. We look at the highs and lows from the game, some of the bizarre personnel decisions on the night, the continued flat first half performances, and where that loss leaves the 'Caps now after the weekend's other results in the Western Conference.

Turning our attention to the international stage, we delve into the aftermath of Canada's 3-0 win over El Salvador in World Cup qualifying and look at the lay of the land in the CONCACAF octagon. Plus we hear some postgame audio from head coach John Herdman and players Atiba Hutchinson and Milan Borjan.

Plus Werd (SOS) continues as our Artist of the Month for September and London punk/Oi! band The Ejected are in Wavelength as a NSFW Football Violence Awareness Month continues!

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

01.56: Intro and football cards
06.25: Whitecaps v Timbers postgame analysis
43.45: Artist of the Month - Werd (SOS) x Deeko - Just Us
49.05: CONCACAF World Cup qualifying chat
91.30: Wavelength - The Ejected - Football Song

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

It's been another busy few days at club and country level and we have you covered with it in this episode.

We kick things off with a look at the Whitecaps' latest win, a 2-1 come from behind victory at home to Austin FC. Is this the mark of a playoff side or has it been two wins against poor opposition? What's behind another slow start and what can we take from a scintillating second half? We chat about all of this, plus we hear from the gaffer and look at the playoff picture in the MLS West.

Our feature interview for this episode is with the 'Caps interim head coach Vanni Sartini. We chat with Vanni about growing up playing and as a football fan in Italy, his coaching background, his move to the US and coming on the Whitecaps' radar, his coaching philosophies, and more. Plus we find out the most important thing, does he fancy a chocolate digestive?

Turning our attention to the international stage, we delve into the aftermath of Canada's 1-1 draw with the US, look at what that means in terms of the other CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers, and chat about the farcical scenes in CONMEBOL between Brazil and Argentina.

Plus Werd (SOS) continues as our new Artist of the Month for September and Spanish band Non Servium are in Wavelength as Football Violence Awareness Month continues!

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

01.31: Intro and football cards
07.08: Whitecaps v Austin postgame analysis
47.56: Vanni Sartini interview and discussion
86.06: Anyone Fancy A Chocolate Digestive? - Vanni Sartini
91.25: USA v Canada postgame analysis
120.13: Wavelength - Non Servium - Hooligans

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

It's all about club and country this episode as we look at both the recent turmoil in Whitecapsland and the way ahead and at Canada kicking off the next part in their Quest for Qatar.

We sit down for a chat with Whitecaps CEO and Sporting Director Axel Schuster to talk about the firing of head coach Marc Dos Santos, the search for his replacement, and the future direction of the club. Was the dismissal of MDS on the cards for a while? What has the first week of the new coaching search been like and just what are they looking for? Will they splash the cash for right man? Could we see a free agent or a third DP added before the roster freeze? We chat about all of that and more.

Turning our attention to the international stage, we delve into Canada's less than stellar start to the Octagon after they dropped two points to Honduras on Thursday night and what that might mean for the rest of their World Cup qualifying campaign. What went wrong? Did everyone get caught up in the hype and forget how dangerous Honduras can be? Is this merely a blip and can the young Canucks bounce back against the US on Sunday? All this and more, plus we hear the postgame thoughts of head coach John Herdman.

Plus Werd (SOS) features as our new Artist of the Month for September and Vanilla Muffins are back in Wavelength as Football Violence Awareness Month returns!

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

02.35: Axel Schuster interview
31.42: Unpacking Axel
54.32: Artist of the Month - Werd (SOS) - Echo
58.11: Canada v Honduras World Cup qualifying chat
86.08: Wavelength - Vanilla Muffins - Modern Football Sucks (Death of a Hooligan)

Aug 30th, 2021 by aftn at 2:33 am

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

It's been a turbulent few days in Whitecapsland. Thursday night's Canadian Championship loss to Pacific FC was the catalyst that sparked the firing of head coach on Friday, and ended with an important MLS win against RSL on Sunday.

We delve into all of those things in this episode as we look back at the shambolic derby loss to Pacific and ponder what went wrong, chat about the subsequent firing of Marc Dos Santos as Whitecaps head coach and whether the timing was right, and cast a critical eye over the MDS era in Vancouver.

We also look at who else should shoulder some blame for the Whitecaps' current state, talk about what might be next for the Dos Santos brothers, and look at some candidates to take over the helm in Vancouver.

Plus we chat about the new man in the hotseat in the interim, Vanni Sartini, and look at how his first match in charge produced a 4-1 victory over RSL.

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

01.31: Intro
03.48: Pacific FC knock off 'Caps in Canadian Championship
17.24: The firing of Marc Dos Santos
34.26: The MDS era - how will it be remembered?
60.21: Vanni Sartini takes over
73.20: Whitecaps v RSL postgame analysis
94.39: What's next for the Dos Santos brothers
102.10: The next Whitecaps coach - who will it be and what will he bring?
118.42: Wavelength - Puffin Ethics - Wish 'n' Chips

Aug 23rd, 2021 by aftn at 1:06 am

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

The boys are back in town and they couldn't have had a happier homecoming. The Whitecaps played their first home match in Vancouver in front of fans in 539 days and came away with a huge 2-1 win over LAFC. We pick over the bones of that win, look at the fighting spirit of the squad, and hear the postgame thoughts of Marc Dos Santos, Ryan Gauld, and Ryan Raposo.

The win sees the 'Caps move to within three points of the playoff places. We round up the weekend action in the MLS Western Conference and get MDS' thoughts on the tightness of it all.

Plus we look ahead to Thursday's Battle of BC against Pacific FC, talk cup football with Ryan Gauld, round up this season's Canadian Championship action so far, and look back at Forge FC's big CONCACAF League win.

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

02.42: Intro and football cards
06.35: Whitecaps v LAFC postgame analysis and audio
60.29: MLS West round-up
73.13: MLS West standings discussion with MDS
79.43: MLS All-Star chat
89.50: The Battle of BC looms
105.54: Canadian Championship round-up
107.27: Forge advance in CONCACAF League
112.38: Wavelength - Booze and Glory - Back Where We Belong

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

The Whitecaps extended their unbeaten run to seven matches on Wednesday night, this time coming away with a win after five straight draws. We pick over the bones of the 2-1 win in Austin, look at difference maker that was Ryan Gauld, and hear some postgame thoughts from the man himself, along with Jake Nerwinski and both head coaches.

How does this set the 'Caps up for their four game home stand in Vancouver? Is the postseason a reality or still a pipe dream? And what should the team look like for the exciting first match back on home turf against LAFC on Saturday?

We look at all of that and more, plus we pay tribute to German legend Gerd Muller, and Halftime Oranges return for this episode's Wavelength.

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

The Whitecaps extended their unbeaten run to six matches on Friday night. It may have been another draw, but every point counts, especially on the road, and it's a case of slowly, slowly catchy monkey as they climb the Western Conference standings.

We pick over the bones of Vancouver's scoreless draw in San Jose, chat about a solid defensive effort, the offensive spark we saw later in the game, and talk injury concerns. Plus we hear some postgame thoughts from head coach Marc Dos Santos and we look ahead to what really feels like a must win game against Austin FC on Wednesday.

Our feature interview this episode is with Canadian women's national team assistant coach Adam Day. Adam joins us for an in-depth look behind the scenes at the women's historic gold medal winning performance at the Tokyo Olympics. We find out about life in the village bubble, talk through the games and the gold, and chat about what's next for the team and the women's domestic game here in Canada. Plus we look ahead to upcoming FVSL season where Adam will coach FC Tigers.

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

02.06: Intro and football cards
08.26: Earthquakes v Whitecaps postgame analysis with thoughts from MDS
42.52: Austin preview
54.20: Adam Day interview and CanWNT chat
104.16: Wavelength - My Brother Woody - Bouncebackability

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

It's been another week of non stop football action and talking points for us to delve into and we kick things off by looking at a busy week in the transfer market for the Whitecaps, with three new additions and two guys going out on loan. We look at all of that, hear some thoughts from 'Caps coach Marc Dos Santos, and chat to the latest addition, German defender Florian Jungwirth.

The Whitecaps were in action on Sunday night, coming up with their seventh draw of the season down in LA. We pick over the bones of that Galaxy game, the highs and lows, and hear the post games thoughts of MDS and MLS debutant Ryan Gauld.

Our feature interview this week is with the Whitecaps Jamaican defender Javain Brown as we chat about his move to the college in the US, coming to Vancouver, and the start of his pro career in MLS so far.

Plus we round up the weekend's action around MLS West, look back at the Olympic gold medal winning performance from Canada's women's team, and chat about the future of women's soccer here in Canada.

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

01.45: Intro and football cards
06.43: Busy week for the Whitecaps in the transfer market
18.26: Florian Jungwirth chat
48.43: Galaxy v Whitecaps postgame analysis with thoughts from MDS and Ryan Gauld
91.22: Javain Brown interview
101.43: MLS midweek round-up and San Jose Galaxy preview
120.41: The future of women's football in Canada
155.50: Wavelength - Squeeze - Beautiful Game

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

The Whitecaps finally have their number 10. Scottish playmaker Ryan Gauld was unveiled at training this week and there's a spring in our tartan steps here at the AFTN Soccer Show.

We look at the impact Ryan might have on the team, but temper those expectations that he's going to come in become a messiah right away. Although Vancouver do need some help as they sink to the foot of the Western Conference standings after the midweek action.

We sit down for a chat with Ryan to talk about his career so far and his move to Vancouver, in one of three exclusive one on ones this episode. We also get the thoughts of 'Caps coach Marc Dos Santos on Ryan and what's next for the team.

Plus we chat with 'Caps keeper Maxime Crepeau after his return to the team from Gold Cup action with Canada. We talk about that heartbreaking semi final loss to Mexico, try and find out what kicked off at the end, look at the successful tournament for Canada and the hope for the future for World Cup qualifying, and talk about finally being back in Vancouver and getting the 'Caps firing again.

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

04.00: Ryan Gauld unveiled! - with audio from Axel Schuster, Marc Dos Santos, and Ryan Gauld
31.49: Ryan Gauld interview
53.03: Anyone Fancy A Chocolate Digestive? - Ryan Gauld
57.32: Maxime Crepeau interview
71.45: Tosaint Rickett's Favourite Jam
73.05: MLS midweek round-up and :LA Galaxy preview
82.35: Wavelength - Ricky Ross - Proud To Be An Arab

Aug 2nd, 2021 by aftn at 3:36 am

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

What a week of football. What a week of emotions. There's been highs, there's been heartbreak, there's been feelings of immense pride and gut punches. Would we have it any other way? Well we try and cover it all in this episode.

Kicking things off with the Whitecaps, we pick over the bones of their 2-2 draw with Minnesota United in their final 'home' match in Utah and hear from head coaches Marc Dos Santos and Adrian Heath and the man that gave away the crucial penalty at the end, Minnesota's Ethan Finlay.

It wasn't a great overall performance, but the Whitecaps showed fight to leave with a point. They need a lot more though, can Ryan Gauld provide that for them now that he's officially signed? And what other help do they need?

Turning our attention to the international stage, we look at the joy of Canada's women's team getting to the gold medal match at the Olympics and the heartbreak of the Canadian men's team losing their Gold Cup semi-final to a last minute winner, plus we hear from John Herdman, Maxime Crepeau and Jonathan Osorio.

And there's still time for a round-up of all the big talking points in Major League Soccer and the Canadian Premier League, and we hear from Pa Modou Kah, Marco Bustos and Tommy Wheeldon Jr.

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

01.40: Intro and football cards
07.50: Whitecaps v Minnesota postgame analysis and coaches audio
44.10: Ryan Gauld is finally a Whitecap
54.57: MLS news of the week and match round-up
79.32: Canada's women are going for gold
83.15: Canada's men suffer Gold Cup heartbreak
108.45: Canadian Premier League chat
118.55: Wavelength - Primal Scream, Irvine Welsh, and On U Sound - The Big Man and the Scream Team meet the Barmy Army uptown

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

What a fantastic feast of football, and indeed sport, was served up this weekend. And most of it gives us a lot of positives to chat about this week.

We start off in MLS with the Whitecaps. They may have given up a two goal lead, but there were a lot of positives to be taken and foundations laid from their draw at LAFC. We look back at the highs, the lows, and the main talking points coming out of the match, hear from head coaches Marc Dos Santos and Bob Bradley, and round up the weekend's action in MLS.

The Whitecaps have now headed back to Vancouver for the first time since March, and while they won't be playing home games here until August 21st, they can at least train and be in their own surroundings. We look at their return, the boost it's given the team, and hear the thoughts of MDS, Russell Teibert, and Brian White on finally getting back to Canada.

Moving onto the international stage, the 2021 Gold Cup is at the semi-final stage and Canada are there to battle it out for a place in the final after their win over Costa Rica. We look back at that excellent quarter-final performance, hear from head coach John Herdman, and he and Max Crepeau share some thoughts about a wide open tournament.

Heading back home to the Canadian Premier League, we look at where things stand for each team after the kickoff tournament event in Winnipeg wrapped up and bring you audio from each side featuring Valour FC's Rob Gale and Jonathan Sirois, Pacific FC's James Merriman, Cavalry FC's Tommy Wheeldon Jr, FC Edmonton's Alan Koch, Forge FC's Bobby Smyrniotis, York United's Jim Brennan, HFX Wanderers Mesut Mert and Alessandro Riggi, and Atletico Ottawa's Malcolm Shaw.

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

01.31: Intro and football card
06.53: LAFC v Whitecaps postgame analysis and coaches audio
42.53: The Whitecaps are back home with thoughts from MDS, Russell Teibert, and Brian White
53.15: MLS round-up
67.35: Canada beat Costa Rica and Gold Cup round-up
98.45: Canadian women's national team at Tokyo Olympics
108.41: Canadian Premier League Western team chat
135.44: Canadian Premier League Eastern team and general chat
161.05: Wavelength - Dive In The Box - Defend The River End

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

The Whitecaps looked to build on their weekend win with a game against Houston Dynamo on Tuesday night. It was a bit of a snoozefest, but we look back at the 0-0 draw, hear from coaches Marc Dos Santos and Tab Ramos, look ahead to the next game against LAFC, and chat about the big Whitecaps news this week - they're finally heading back to Vancouver (with thoughts from MDS and James Merriman).

We also look at the exciting BC derby with Pacific FC that was announced for next month's Canadian Championship, talk about Pacific's start to the CPL season with assistant coach James Merriman, and bring you two feature interviews with Pacific players - midfielder Ollie Bassett and forward Matteo Polisi.

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

04.43: Whitecaps v Dynamo match analysis and coaches audio
31.35: The Whitecaps are finally coming home to Vancouver!
36.08: MLS round-up and LAFC preview
47.47: Pacific v Whitecaps set for Canadian Championship
65.35: Ollie Bassett interview
96.35: Pacific FC discussion with James Merriman
103.48: Matteo Polisi interview
126.55: Wavelength - Courting - Football

Jul 19th, 2021 by aftn at 1:58 am

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

It felt like it may never happen again, but we've finally got another Whitecaps win to talk about! We pick over the bones of Vancouver's 2-1 come from behind win over the LA Galaxy on Saturday night. A game that ended an eight match winless run. We chat about all the highs and the lows, look ahead to the Houston game on Tuesday, talk incoming additions, and hear from head coach Marc Dos Santos.

Looking around the rest of MLS, we talk about Toronto and Montreal returning back home to play games in Canada and what Vancouver can learn from them, we round up all the weekend's action in the Western and Eastern Conferences, the sacking of Gabriel Heinze in Atlanta, and we hear from Atlanta United's Darren Eales and Carlos Bocanegra about the decision.

Moving onto the international stage, we turn our attention the Gold Cup. Canada have made the quarter-finals despite losing a closely fought affair with the US. Wee look back at that game and the road ahead, and hear the thoughts of both head coaches, Canada's John Herdman and America's Gregg Berhalter on the growing rivalry between the two sides.

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

02.27: Intro and football cards
07.17: Whitecaps beat LA - with audio from MDS
37.00: More Whitecaps chat including Houston preview
58.20: MLS Week in Review - TFC and Montreal return home. Gabriel Heinze sacked in Atlanta, Western Conference round-up
94.30: Canada v USA Gold Cup chat and rivalry discussion
114.05: Wavelength - My Brother Woody - Don't Read The Chatboxes Beside Football Streams

Jul 12th, 2021 by aftn at 12:26 pm

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

What a few weeks of fantastic football we've had to watch, and there's another few weeks ahead. The Whitecaps also played another game, and we'll be looking at all of that action across the globe this episode.

The 'Caps extended their winless run to eight with a midweek loss too RSL. We look back at that, try and work out where it's all going wrong, and question whether the imminent new additions will turn the season around or is MDS in for a further tough time of it when the team get back to Vancouver.

Despite MLS playing lots of matches, international competitions have been in full flow and we talk Canada in the Gold Cup, Messi finally winning a Copa America, and the highs of Italy's win at Euro 2020 and the lows of the abuse England's penalty takers have received.

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

02.37: Intro and football cards
09.27: Whitecaps News of the Week - another loss, where is it all going wrong, MDS' future, Cornelius loaned out, transfer rumours
51.07: Canada and Gold Cup chat
64.21: Copa America chat
73.12: Euro 2020 chat
92.41: Wavelength - The Chromosones - Goalkeeper

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

It was more stoppage time heartbreak for the Whitecaps on Sunday night, giving up a late equaliser to draw 2-2 in Dallas. We pick over the bones of the game, ponder the 'Caps stoppage time woes, worry about what this latest late lapse will do the team, and look ahead at what's to come. Plus we hear some thoughts from Whitecaps head coach Marc Dos Santos and centre back Andy Rose.

The other big Whitecaps news this weekend was the club parting ways with Iraqi left-back Ali Adnan. We look at a move that was probably the best option for both sides, but still a disappointing one, and hear from the 'Caps CEO and Sporting Director Axel Schuster about the whole ridiculous situation.

The big MLS story this weekend was the sacking of Toronto FC head coach Chris Armas after his side's 7-1 shellacking by DC United. We look at that decision, hear from TFC's Bill Manning and Ali Curtis, and round up all the top weekend action across MLS.

The Canadian Premier League is in full flow. We look at the action so far and hear from FC Edmonton head coach Alan Koch, Valour FC's Rob Gale, and Cavalry FC head coach Tommy Wheeldon Jr.

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

01.45: Intro and football cards
07.15: Dallas v Vancouver postgame analysis
69.29: Ali Adnan moves on
103.49: Chris Armas sacked in Toronto
128.09: MLS Week in Review
137.26: The CPL story so far
164.30: Wavelength - AZ and Palize - Top Striker

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

British Columbia is under a heat dome, but thankfully the Whitecaps lifted some of the dark clouds over the team this weekend with a battling draw in Seattle to end a five game losing streak. It wasn't enough to stop them sinking to bottom in the West but it's given some hope.

We pick over the bones of that game and the midweek loss to LA Galaxy, hear from head coach Marc Dos Santos and DP striker Lucas Cavallini, and look ahead at how the 'Caps can build on a positive performance. They still need a number 10 badly. Is Scottish player Ryan Gauld the man? We chat about the transfer rumour we broke and hear MDS' thoughts on the player.

The Canadian Premier League kicked off this weekend and our feature interview this episode is with new FC Edmonton head coach Alan Koch as we talk about building the Eddies roster and what to expect from the side this season. Plus we hear from CPL commissioner David Clanachan, Pacific FC head coach Pa Modou Kah, and HFX Wanderers' Stephen Hart.

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

01.45: Intro and football cards
05.32: The aftermath of the Whitecaps loss to LA
16.20: Whitecaps v Sounders - postgame analysis with audio from MDS and Cavalliini
65.31: Ryan Gauld - what would the Whitecaps get? Featuring some thoughts from MDS
81.59: CPL kicks off featuring audio from Pa Modou Kah and Stephen Hart
102.44: Alan Koch interview and FC Edmonton chat
135.07: David Clanachan audio and more CPL chat

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