AFTN Soccer Show (Vancouver Whitecaps/MLS)

The AFTN football/soccer podcast primarily about Vancouver Whitecaps, Major League Soccer, and the Canadian Premier League with lots of interviews and fun segments thrown in.

One week to go in preseason. One game to go till the Whitecaps lift the Rose City Invitational tournament crown in Portland (a crown of thorns in the Rose City?). It's not over yet, but we're feeling alright. Well, kind of. There still looks to be a long road ahead.

The big news of the week in Whitecapsland was the signing of young DP Matias Laba. We pick over the bones of that move, what it means to the team and the other midfielders in the squad. We also hear some thoughts from coach Carl Robinson on the acquisition.

We look back at what can be learned from the two games in the Portland tournament so far, against Portmore United and San Jose Earthquakes, and look ahead to the final game this weekend.

And there's still time to listen to the fun chat we had with Jordan Harvey after Sunday's win over Portmore.

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Vancouver Whitecaps head down to Portland for the next stage of their preseason preparation.

We chat with assistant coach Gordon Forrest ahead of the three game Rose City Invitational tournament which kicks of this weekend. How has he seen the Caps' preseason go so far and what are the hopes and plans over the coming week?

A number of young players have impressed in the Whitecaps' preseason camp with two of the standouts being centreback Christian Dean and midfielder Bryce Alderson. We chat with both of them to see how they feel the first month of preseason has gone for them and what lies ahead.

And there's still time to look over the Whitecaps' Residency's own trip to Portland that saw two wins and six goals scored over their young Cascadian rivals.
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Vancouver Whitecaps preseason continues in full swing. We recap the games so far, including the latest one, a narrow 1-0 win over Victoria.

We chat with head coach Carl Robinson about that game and also catch up with Erik Hurtado and David Ousted about their preseason camp so far.

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The Whitecaps have headed for the heat of Arizona but we're keeping it real (cold) in Vancouver for Episode 39 of "There's Still Time".

It's a busy show as we continue to report on the Caps' training camp. We share our thoughts on the completion of phase one of the camp but who better to hear from on how it's all gone so far than Whitecaps head coach Carl Robinson?!

Carl joins us for an exclusive chat about what he's seen from the players so far and what he's looking for and planning in Arizona.

With a young squad on board, it's a time for the veterans to really step up and one of them who has done just that is Andy O'Brien. Andy has been a leader in the first week of training, sharing his wealth of knowledge with the rookies and excelling in the fitness testing.

We have a chat with him about that gruelling session and find out what advice he's giving the young guns just starting out on their pro football careers.

It was fitness Friday last week. We look over the results of the endurance, agility and speed testing and there were some surprises on show. One man that really knows his fitness and conditioning is the new Whitecaps' coach Martyn Pert and we get his thoughts on how the sessions went down.

There's still holes in the Caps squad of course and we turn to Twitter to get some thoughts from our listeners as to what their biggest fears are about the team as of right now.

And there's still time for Steve and myself to pick who is our starting XI for March 8th as of right now.

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